Daily Archives: October 13, 2018

OCTOBER 13 THE REALITIES OF HEAVEN

Let not your heart be troubled…I go to prepare a place for you.

John 14:1–2

Much of the secularism and rationalism of our times dismisses the Christian view and teaching about heaven as “nothing more than hopeful thinking.”

But the Christian’s promised hope of future blessedness is founded upon the fullest and plainest revelations of the Old and New Testaments. That it accords with the most sacred yearnings of the human breast does not weaken it, but serves rather to confirm the truth of it, because the One who made the heart might be expected also to make provision for the fulfillment of its deepest longings.

God’s promises are made to the Christian believer, who generally has difficulty picturing himself as inheriting such bliss as the Scriptures describe. The reason is not hard to discover, for the most godly Christian is the one who knows himself best, and no one who knows himself will believe that he deserves anything better than hell. But even justice is on his side, for it is written, “If we confess our sins, [God] is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9).

Dear Lord, thank You that so many of Your promises in Scripture have already come true—especially the advent of Your Son, Jesus. You are a faithful, holy God in whom there is no guile or deceit. Your promise of heaven is just as real as the promise of a Savior. Bless You![1]


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

OCTOBER 13 AS MUCH LIKE GOD AS POSSIBLE

But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister; and whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant.

—Matthew 20:26-27

From these words we may properly conclude (and the context strongly supports the conclusion) that there is nothing wrong with the desire to be great provided (1) we seek the right kind of greatness; (2) we allow God to decide what is greatness; (3) we are willing to pay the full price that greatness demands; and (4) we are content to wait for the judgment of God to settle the whole matter of who is great at last….

No one whose heart has had a vision of God, however brief or imperfect that vision may have been, will ever consent to think of himself or anyone else as being great. The sight of God, when He appears in awesome majesty to the wondering eyes of the soul, will bring the worshiper to his knees … and fill him with such an overwhelming sense of divine greatness that he must spontaneously cry “Only God is great!” …

Obviously there are two kinds of greatness recognized in the Scriptures—an absolute, uncreated greatness belonging to God alone, and a relative and finite greatness achieved by or bestowed upon certain friends of God… who by obedience and self-denial sought to become as much like God as possible. BAM048-049

Lord, help me to emulate You, the model of true greatness, today. Amen. [1]


[1] Tozer, A. W., & Eggert, R. (2015). Tozer on the almighty god: a 365-day devotional. Chicago, IL: Moody Publishers.

What’s behind the epidemic of false rape accusations on campus?

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Heather McDonald is concerned about the feminist left’s effort to undermine the presumption of innocence for men accused of rape. She makes an argument in the prestigious City Journal that there is actually a reason why we should not believe women’s rape claims, especially in an age of feminism, until we have the evidence that proves that the man being accused is guilty.

First, she gives an example of the fake rape charge made by the Columbia University student Emma Sulkowicz. I’ll omit the history of consent before, during, and after the sex and go straight to the reason for the false accusation:

It wasn’t until eight months after their August 2012 coupling that Sulkowicz filed a campus-rape charge, alleging that Nungesser had anally raped her while she struggled and told him to stop. She claims that she waited so long to file so as…

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Representative Jim Jordan Discusses UniParty Strategy to Run Out The Clock… — The Last Refuge

Representative Jim Jordan appears with Sara Carter and Greg Jarrett to discuss the refusal of Fusion-GPS media hub and professional propagandist Glenn Simpson to appear before congress.  [Discussing This Story]

Jim Jordan also points out the risk in President Trump’s current strategy. Timing the most damning evidence against the soft-coup usurpers to come out after the election; in combination with the DOJ/FBI influenced IG report on FISA abuse; can also mean that if Democrats win the house the corruption scandal simply melts back into the swamp…

 

Representative Jim Jordan Discusses UniParty Strategy to Run Out The Clock… — The Last Refuge

Guns Don’t Kill People: Democrats Do

Absolute Truth from the Word of God

Remember when we first started hearing that Islam was the Religion of Peace? The world (except for those whose heads are stuck in the sand) found out quickly that this description of Islam was laughable.

Not only is this blatantly false, but we can safely say that the Qur’an is a book of hate and killing. Islam is not even a true religion. It is a totalitarian political system, bent on world domination.

Just ask the Brits who live in London.  They know.

But the imams and the mosques show only the face to the world which they wish us to see. It’s all built on lies – in Arabic “taqiyya.”

Well now we are once again seeing the true colors of another group of people. The Democrats wish to be known as the “Party of Compassion.”  They still have most Jews and Blacks duped into believing…

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A False Church — Ligonier Ministries Blog

Martin Luther initially hoped that the Roman Catholic Church would reform from within, but when it would not, he concluded that it was a false church. In this brief clip, W. Robert Godfrey examines some of Luther’s harsh words for Rome.

For October only, when you give a donation of any amount, we’ll send you a copy of the award-winning documentary Luther: The Life and Legacy of the German Reformer. Don’t miss this special offer. Offer ends 10/31/18.

Transcript

One of the harder things for moderns to understand is that in the sixteenth century there was absolutely no notion of denominationalism. For centuries, almost from its beginning, the church had thought about the church as either the true church or false churches. You know, today—I’m a Presbyterian, you’re a Baptist, somebody else is Lutheran—we have differences, and we may even see some of our differences as important, but we regard one another as Christians. That was not the case through most of the history of the church. You were in either in the one true church or you were part of a false church.

[Martin] Luther initially hoped very much to be a positive reforming influence in what he saw as the one true church, but when it became more and more obvious that the Roman Catholic Church would not listen to him, would not reform itself, Luther’s conclusion was that Rome is establishing itself as a false church. That’s why fairly early on in the 1520s Luther begins to talk about the pope as the antichrist. Again, maybe when people in the twenty-first century read that, they think he’s being sort of rhetorical. He was not being rhetorical. He believed that the pope was the eschatological revelation of the antichrist at the end of the age. So Luther is very earnest in everything that he says both about the pope and about the Church of Rome. What’s interesting is that when you read most Protestant writers in the sixteenth century, they never refer to the “Catholic church.” They refer to the Roman church, and their argument is that we are the catholic church. We are the universal church. We stand in unity with the church of all ages.

Now Luther and all the Reformers believed there were true Christians in the Roman church that still held to the gospel, but they believed they could say that the Roman church was a false church because it’s official teachers had rejected the gospel.

A False Church — Ligonier Ministries Blog

October 13 Daily Help

GOD is glorified by our serving him in our proper vocations. Every lawful trade may be sanctified by the gospel to noblest ends. Turn to the Bible, and you will find the most menial forms of labor connected either with most daring deeds of faith, or with persons whose lives have been illustrious for holiness. Therefore be not discontented with your calling. Whatever God has made your position, or your work, abide in that, unless you are quite sure that he calls you to something else. Let your first care be to glorify God to the utmost of your power where you are. Fill your present sphere to his praise, and if he needs you in another he will show it you.[1]


[1] Spurgeon, C. H. (1892). Daily Help (p. 290). Baltimore: R. H. Woodward & Company.

October 13, 2018 Afternoon Verse Of The Day

3 God is different from the “many” who oppose him. David addressed God confidently with an emphatic and contrastive use of the personal pronoun “you” (weʾattâ). How different he is from the rebellious masses! David was certain of God’s promises that are confirmed in the covenant (cf. 2:6–9); therefore, his confidence rested in the nature of God, described here by a metaphor (“shield”) and by one of his attributes (“glory”). He was convinced that God’s kingship is forever. And although the kingship was forcibly removed from the Lord’s anointed, he was still protected by God’s kingship. With the metaphor, “shield” (māgēn; cf. 7:10; 18:2, 30; 28:7; Ge 15:1), the psalmist places himself under the protection of the Great King, who has promised to protect his own (Ge 15:1; Dt 33:29; see Reflections, p. 733, Yahweh Is the Divine Warrior).

The power of the Great King is referred to by the word “glory” (kebôdî, lit., “my Glorious One,” NIV text note). The phrase signifies the Lord’s glorious rule over his kingdom. He is the Lord of hosts, with tens of thousands of angels at his command. Even as a king can be described as glorious because of his vast armies, so the Lord is glorious because he can marshal the angelic host to aid his children (34:7; 91:11). The king puts his confidence in the protection that God alone can provide, because his glory is greater than any human power. The glory of God is nothing less than the revelation of his hiddenness!

The psalmist explains further that the “Glorious One” gives him reason to lift up his head. The “lifting up of the head” is a Hebraism expressive of confidence in the Lord, who has power to raise up the humble and abase the mighty (1 Sa 2:7–8; Ps 103:7–9). He exalts whom he wills and when he wills. The psalms express confidence that the Lord will “lift up the head” of his people when he is victorious over his enemies (cf. 18:46–50; 27:4–6; 110:5–7).

Even though the king had reason for despondency, his knowledge of God gave him reason for hope. The confidence of the king was not in his knowledge of the future or in the might of his forces, but in God, who had installed him as king (2:6).[1]


3 Affirmation: divine protection. But you, is emphatic. The breakthrough from the gloom of vs 1, 2 is to grasp afresh what God is. My Glorious One, (lit.) ‘my glory’: David has been stripped of all earthly pomp but cannot be deprived of God. My head (cf. 2 Sa. 15:30).[2]


3:3. In the face of such antagonism, David found comfort in God’s character. Using the metaphor of a shield, he said that God was the true Source of his protection (in spite of their taunts). The psalmists often spoke of God as a shield to depict His protection (7:10; 18:2, 30; 28:7; 33:20; 59:11; 84:11; 115:9–11; 119:114; 144:2). David was confident that God would restore him to his throne. The words lifts up my head express restoration to dignity and position (see the same idiom in Gen. 40:13, 20; 2 Kings 25:27, kjv).[3]


3:3 The mood of the Psalm changes in verse 3. David gets his eyes off his enemies and on the Lord, and that changes his whole outlook. Immediately he realizes that he has in Jehovah a shield, a source of glory, and the One who lifts up his head. As his shield, the Lord gives him complete protection from enemy assaults. As his glory, the Lord gives him honor, dignity and vindication in place of the shame, reproach and slander that were being heaped upon him. As the lifter of his head, the Lord encourages and exalts him.[4]


3:3 are a shield around me His enemies’ taunts have not caused him to doubt God. The psalmist trusts Yahweh to protect him like a shield—a common metaphor for God’s protection (7:10; 18:2, 30; 28:7).

the one who lifts up my head A lifted head signaled confidence and pride (27:6), while a lowered head signaled defeat and disgrace (Judg 8:28).[5]


3:3 The line uses several metaphors—“shield” for God’s protection (Gn 15:1), “glory” for the evidence of His blessing of kingship (Ps 34:7; 91:11), and “lifts up my head” for the restoration to the throne (Gn 40:13; 1 Sm 2:7–8; Ps 110:7).[6]


3:3 The image of God as a shield is common, especially in the Psalms (18:30; 115:9; 144:2). It represents protection during a time of attack. A more unusual description is identifying God as one’s glory. The Hebrew word kavod (lit “heavy”) is often used of a person’s reputation or significance, sometimes being translated as “honor.” Its use here seems to indicate that the psalmist found his own significance and honor linked to his relationship with the Lord rather than in his own strength.[7]


[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. 102). Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.

[2] Motyer, J. A. (1994). The Psalms. In D. A. Carson, R. T. France, J. A. Motyer, & G. J. Wenham (Eds.), New Bible commentary: 21st century edition (4th ed., p. 490). Leicester, England; Downers Grove, IL: Inter-Varsity Press.

[3] 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. 793). Wheaton, IL: Victor Books.

[4] MacDonald, W. (1995). Believer’s Bible Commentary: Old and New Testaments. (A. Farstad, Ed.) (p. 551). Nashville: Thomas Nelson.

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

[6] Cabal, T., Brand, C. O., Clendenen, E. R., Copan, P., Moreland, J. P., & Powell, D. (2007). The Apologetics Study Bible: Real Questions, Straight Answers, Stronger Faith (p. 791). Nashville, TN: Holman Bible Publishers.

[7] Warstler, K. R. (2017). Psalms. In E. A. Blum & T. Wax (Eds.), CSB Study Bible: Notes (p. 819). Nashville, TN: Holman Bible Publishers.

Saturday Sampler: October 7 — October 13

The Outspoken TULIP

Symetry Sampler 02Looking at how believers should handle personal sin, Mike Ratliff of Possessing the Treasure rhetorically asks, Do genuine Christians need to confess their sins and seek forgiveness and cleansing? You undoubtedly know the short answer, but Ratliff provides Scriptural substantiation for that answer.

As happens every October, Reformed writers turn their attention to the 16th Century. You’ll see plenty of articles about Luther and Calvin, which makes Steven J. Lawson’s Zurich Revolutionary: Ulrich Zwingliso refreshing. You can find this article on the Ligonier blog.

Leslie A, in Growing 4 Life, passionately declares I’m Not the One Who Moved. She addresses quite a few problems in present-day evangelicalism, rightly tracing them back to an abandonment of three of the five Solas.

As the owner of Berean Research, Amy Spreeman is Holding Onto Scripture as she reevaluates the role and implementation of discernment ministry. Join me in…

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Top Weekly Stories from ChristianNews.net for 10/13/2018

Hindu Parliamentarian Calls for Drive to ‘Get Rid of Christian Missionaries’ in India   Oct 08, 2018 07:08 pm

(UCA News) — A right-wing Hindu parliamentarian’s bid to drive Christian missionaries out of India is being branded as a political ploy ahead of polls in three key Indian states. Parliamentarian Rakesh Sinha, who advocates turning India a Hindu nation, in a Sept. 27 newspaper interview accused Christian missionaries of damaging Indian culture. “It is time to…

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‘I Was Blind to the Path I Had Taken’: Man Who Aspired to Be Pastor Pleads Guilty to Murdering Wife, Points to Life of ‘Drinking, Drugs’   Oct 06, 2018 03:29 pm

RALEIGH, N.C. — A North Carolina man who had claimed that cold medicine had caused him to stab his wife to death while sleeping has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder, admitting that he had been involved in drugs and alcohol, and that the “darkness consumed” him until it made him “blind” to the path he was taking. “I hope that my life will be an example of the…

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Canadian Man Roundhouse Kicks Pro-Life Woman as She Explains Her Views: Viral Video   Oct 10, 2018 04:44 pm

Screenshot/YouTube TORONTO — A video showing a Canadian man roundhouse kicking a pro-life woman as she answered his question about rape babies has gone viral, and the man responsible for the act has been arrested. According to reports, Marie-Claire Bissonnette, 27, approached Jordan Hunt, 26, at the annual Life Chain event in Toronto on Sept. 30 after he had…

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Department of Education Investigating After Kindergartner Allegedly Assaulted in Restroom by ‘Gender Fluid’ Classmate   Oct 09, 2018 09:25 pm

DECATUR, Ga. — The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights is investigating a complaint filed by the parent of a Georgia kindergartner after the young girl told her mother that she was sexually assaulted in the restroom by her classmate, a boy who identifies as “gender fluid.” The case is being represented by the religious liberties…

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College Cancels Pastor Appreciation Lunch Following Atheist Complaint   Oct 11, 2018 08:14 pm

GREENVILLE, Mich. (Ionia Sentinel Standard) — For the past two years, Montcalm Community College has been hosting the annual Montcalm County Pastors Appreciation Lunch. But the 2018 version of the event, scheduled for Thursday, has been abruptly cancelled, due to complaints from a member of an atheist organization, who claimed the lunch would have violated the…

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Judge Rules Wisconsin Must Cover ‘Sex Change’-Related Operations of State Employees   Oct 08, 2018 12:33 pm

Andrews MADISON, Wisc. — A federal judge appointed to the bench by then-President Barack Obama has ruled that the State of Wisconsin and its insurers must provide coverage of “sex change”-related operations to state employees. “he exclusion implicates sex stereotyping by limiting the availability of medical transitioning, if not rendering it economically…

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‘It Makes Me Vomit’: Stericycle Driver Laments Medical Waste Company’s Service to Abortion Industry   Oct 08, 2018 04:43 pm

A citizen-recorded video posted online by a pro-life organization shows a driver for the medical waste giant Stericycle recently lamenting the company’s service to the abortion industry. The driver’s face was blurred to protect his identity, and the location of the filming was also not disclosed. While arriving for a pickup, he approached an individual who was…

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Iran’s Judiciary Sentences Two Believers for Affirming Basic Christian Doctrines   Oct 06, 2018 04:56 pm

(International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that on September 22, 2018, Iran’s judiciary affirmed the jail sentences of two Christians. The verdict wrote that believing in the Bible’s authority and Jesus as Lord are attacks against Islam. Saheb Fadaie was sentenced to 18 months and Fatemeh Bakhteri to 12 months in…

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Chick-fil-A Employee Gives Homeless Man His Shoes: ‘God Led Me Over There’   Oct 09, 2018 12:37 pm

COLUMBUS, Ga. — An employee at a Georgia Chick-fil-A is giving the glory back to God after he recently gave a homeless man his shoes. Levi Jones, 18, who works at the Columbus location, told local television station WBRL that he saw the man, named Walter, sitting under a tree in front of the restaurant and felt led by God to talk him. “I asked him how he was…

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Florida Man Charged With Two Counts of Murder After Allegedly Killing Pregnant Mistress   Oct 06, 2018 08:29 pm

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — A Florida man has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder after allegedly killing his pregnant mistress. Jose Escalera, 41, was arrested after investigators connected him to the death of Tonia Wise, 23, whose body was found in a ditch in August. Wise, who was scheduled to have a Cesarean section within days, was carrying…

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Sexism Smackdown: Sarah Huckabee Sanders Reams ‘The View’ Over Their Attacks on Melania

How completely and bizarrely out of touch is Hollywood? And how totally irrational, with regard to its political perspective?

It’s so deranged, it can produce a show where everyone is left-wing and call that show The View.

Well, there’s one token conservative. But it’s 1 against 4.

That’s how Hollywood seems to think of America — it’s just a whole bunch of liberals doing and saying liberal things. And maybe one right-wing weirdo here and again. Hence, most every television show is about left-wing, sometimes-gay but never-religious, normal people.

Since The View has little to do with a sharing of perspectives and more to do with a united partisan front, it’s been known to rip into Trump a time or two.

The same goes for any associates of The Donald, including demure Melania. Sarah Huckabee Sanders had something to say about that, and she let it rip on Twitter Friday:

“Sad @TheView continues their disgusting attacks on @FLOTUS. The left’s “war on women” they disagree with is a disgrace. @FLOTUS is strong, accomplished, and has a lot more class than the women who bully her.”

The First Lady’d been castigated the day before, due to her comments on the #MeToo movement.

In an interview with ABC, she’d said something crazy:

“I support the women, and they need to be heard. We need to support them. And, you know, also men. Not just women. We need to show the evidence.”

That’s uh…what’s it called? Oh yeah — justice.

Yes…they excoriated her for touting justice.

Sunny Hostin put it this way:

“Now you have the First Lady of the United States telling women everywhere, ‘Your word is not enough.’”

Allow me to clarity things for Sunny, who is a freaking LAWYER: That is correct; your word isn’t enough. It may get you into a courtroom, but it won’t win a case. In fact, the entire concept of a court case…the entire concept of the law, is that your word is not enough.

Actually, that’d be a great name for the legal sector, wholly: “Hi, I’m Sunny Hostin.” “Hi, Sunny. What field do you work in?” “I work in Your Word Is Not Enough.”

Sigh.

On Friday, guest co-host Yvette Nicole Brown asked Melania’s interviewer, Tom Llamas, whether Mrs. Trump may be concerned about Trump’s infidelity, since she was at first his mistress.

Later that morning, Stephen Grisham, the First Lady’s spokesman, told ’em they could shove it where there’s no View.

“Day 2 of attacks from @TheView. @YNB check your facts before you accuse someone of being a mistress. She’s your @FLOTUS – she deserves your respect & certainly not your lies. Disgusting. #disrespectful #accusation #LiberalMedia @TomLlamasABC @ABCWorldNews.”

Around noon, Sarah socked it to ’em, too.

And she’s right — the Left accuse the Right of a war against women, yet it’s the Left who perpetually attack women with whom they disagree. As for Trump’s family, from Samantha Bee with Ivanka (here)…to Michele Wolf with the First Daughter (here)…to assaults on Ivanka by the likes of Stephanie Ruhle, Patton Oswalt (here), and The Young Turds — I mean, Turks…to strikes against Melania by a congresswoman (here) and some red-headed chick (here), the war is overt.

If the Left want to stand for all women, then they must defend conservatives as well.

And if they want to believe all women, here’s a quote from one:

“The View stinks.”

Relevant RedState links in this article: herehereherehere, and here.

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— Read on www.redstate.com/alexparker/2018/10/13/sarah-sanders-the-view-melania-metoo/

Melania Wore ‘Don’t Care’ Jacket to Show Critics They Will Not Stop Her

First lady Melania Trump revealed during an ABC interview aired Friday night that the jacket she wore getting on and off a plane to visit the border was a jab at left-wing media and critics.
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Were You One Of The 30 Million Hacked Facebook Users? Here’s How To Check | Zero Hedge

The largest security breach in Facebook history

On September 28, Facebook announced that as many as 90 million users may have had their “access tokens” – which keep people logged into their account, stolen by hackers. On Friday, the company reduced that figure to 30 million accounts whose phone numbers and email addresses were accessed in the largest security breach in the company’s history.

Of the 30 million exposed, 14 million users had much more data harvested, including; “username, gender, locale/language, relationship status, religion, hometown, self-reported current city, birthdate, device types used to access Facebook, education, work, the last 10 places they checked into or were tagged in, website, people or Pages they follow, and the 15 most recent searches,” according to the company.

According to Facebook VP Guy Rosen, the FBI is “actively investigating” the breach, reports CNNwhile Facebook took the unprecedented step of logging out 90 million accounts in response. Notably, Facebook says that the FBI has asked them not to reveal who may be behind the attack.

“We’re cooperating with the FBI, which is actively investigating and asked us not to discuss who may be behind this attack,” said Rosen.

Facebook says the exploit has been around since July 2017 and wasn’t patched until last month after company engineers noticed unusual activity which turned out to be from the hack.

How to check if you were hacked

To see if you were one of the 30 million hacked Facebook users, make sure you are logged into your account and click here to go to the Facebook help center.

Then scroll to the bottom of the page to a blue box which reads: “Is my Facebook account impacted by this security issue?”

If you have not been impacted it should say: “Based on what we’ve learned so far, your Facebook account has not been impacted by this security incident. If we find more Facebook accounts were impacted, we will reset their access tokens and notify those accounts.”

Impacted accounts will see the following:

Liberal Media Doing Complete Blackout On Abortion Serial Killer Movie ‘Gosnell’ In Hopes No One Will Watch It — Now The End Begins

Yesterday, ‘Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Greatest Serial Killer’ was released in movie theatres around the country. A movie that the mainstream Liberal media desperately does not want you to watch. Go see it anyway.

Back in 2013, we reported to you the horrific and stomach-churning story of abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell. His abortion clinic was deemed a ‘slaughterhouse’ that was teeming with filth and strewn with the recently-severed body parts of aborted and newborn babies. The Liberal media refused to report on that story to any meaningful degree in 2013, and now in 2018, they are hoping you will not go see the movie based on the events that took place there.

“And they built the high places of Baal, which are in the valley of the son of Hinnom, to cause their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire unto Molech; which I commanded them not, neither came it into my mind, that they should do this abomination…” Jeremiah 32:35 (KJV)

We invite you to not only go and see the movie ‘Gosnell‘ this weekend, but to tell you friends and neighbors to go see it as well. The Liberal media wants this movie to die a fast death, go watch it and keep it alive.

FROM PJ MEDIA: Directed by Nick Searcy, best known for starring in FX’s “Justified,” “Gosnell” tackles the tough story of the trial of Dr. Kermit Gosnell with nuanced gravitas and artistic deftness. While assuming that most people are familiar with the story, I’m not going to provide much background information so as not to publish spoilers. For the sake of this review, Dr. Kermit Gosnell ran an abortion clinic in Philadelphia that was shut down after he was arrested for a myriad of crimes. And that’s where Gosnell begins, with the lead-up to and raid on Dr. Gosnell’s clinic. Ending with the trial completed, “Gosnell” is a stirring call to value and protect life.

Beginning with the screenplay, penned by Andrew Klavan, Phelim McAleer, and Ann McElhinney, “Gosnell” resists the temptation to devolve into a melodramatic serial killer movie. In large part because of the tone set by the tightly constructed screenplay that never once waivers off point, Searcy and his cast are able to deliver an entertaining movie that also calls the viewer to think and feel deeply about the presence of the evil of abortion in our society, but without using cheap dramatic tactics to manipulate the audience’s emotions. Everything is earned honestly in “Gosnell.”

‘Gosnell’ the movie opened this weekend across the country

An important tactic of the filmmakers was focusing on the events of the trial and not allowing “Gosnell” to become an overt pro-life propaganda piece. You see, it doesn’t need to be. Even though the characters assert throughout the film that abortion is not on trial, the viewer knows that it is. And this is why the MSM is mostly silent about this excellent movie, and why you should go see it. Taking on abortion in such a powerful and artistically excellent way poses a grave threat to the MSM’s love of the leftist agenda.

The grisly crimes of abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell

“Gosnell” is at its best when Searcy trains the camera on Assistant District Attorney (ADA) Alexis McGuire (played by Sarah Jane Morris) and Dr. Kermit Gosnell (played by Earl Billings). The two represent good and evil, yet both present a complex picture of good and evil. READ MORE

Liberal Media Doing Complete Blackout On Abortion Serial Killer Movie ‘Gosnell’ In Hopes No One Will Watch It — Now The End Begins

Beth Moore anoints Kevin Jones as a third Adam — The End Time

When someone is a false teacher, their perfidy can show almost immediately, as it did with Charles Templeton. Or it can be hidden for a number of years and emerge slowly and minimally, as has happened to Beth Moore.

A writer at The King’s Dale was an early discerner of Moore, at least publicly online. In 2013 he had discerned her danger and wrote about her teaching. Dale said,

The 5 major types of her false teaching to be reviewed are:

Personal non-Biblical revelation
False gospel of pragmatism, self-improvement and prosperity
Legalism
Glorification of humanity
Roman Catholicism as a Christian denomination

Moore’s false doctrines primarily result from her mishandling of the Bible. She repeatedly demonstrates the following errors in her books and videos:
Eisegesis
Proof texting
Improper allegorical interpretation
Poor knowledge of the canon of Scripture and methods of translation

The above issues with Moore’s teaching remain the same, if not worse, and other concerns have been added to them by this date. Chris Rosebrough of Pirate Christian Radio chimed in soon after The King’s Dale did and went line by line through one of her teachings, biblically showing where Moore errs. He has doen so several times since.

I’ve been tracking her since 2011. In the last 7 years Moore’s slide has become apparent. Her eisegesis, false notions, and cultural embeddedness have grown worse.

Remember, if you are a Christian, your trajectory will always go higher. The indwelling Holy Spirit will always grow you. If you are a pagan, your trajectory will always grow worse. Always. Romans 1:21-32 shows this. In addition, 2 Timothy 3:13 says,

while evil people and impostors will go on from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived.

Some people find it hard to accept the words “evil” when applied to Beth Moore. After all, she is bright, engaging, happy seeming, effective, and passionate. However, that is the evil genius of satan. If he had come to Eve as a red jumpsuited, pitchfork wielding demon, would she had listened? He came as himself, the most beautiful of angels, glory light shining softly with helpful words.

So it is no surprise if his servants, also, disguise themselves as servants of righteousness. Their end will correspond to their deeds. (2 Corinthians 11:15).

Yesterday Moore tweeted the following:

Of course this foolish act sparks a concern for Moore, Jones, and the thousands of women participating in the lesson in which Jones knelt. She is leading many astray. It’s a concern because it demonstrates how far gone Moore is into Social Justice, one aspect of which is seeking redress from people who have not hurt you personally but are lumped into some group defined by age, gender, and such. Her tweet and Jones’s action also perpetuates the false victim mentality.

Have you been hurt? I’ve been hurt. Hurt is not defined in Moore’s tweet(s). The word ‘sinned against’ isn’t even used, just ‘hurt.’ This kind of  language could include imagined hurts, past hurts, minimal hurts, or micro-aggressions (a new term that could describe something as slight as an imagined snub). A far cry from being disemboweled and burned at the stake, as many true martyrs were.

John Macarthur, preaching about the false fad of ‘Social Justice said of its victim mentality,

One word sort of sums it up and that is the word “victim.” Each of these segments of our population who are crying out for social justice believed that they have been victimized by others in this society. This word, more than any other word, describes their self-designed condition. The self-perceived victims of social discrimination today are women who believe that they have been long abused by men, not only personally, but sort of collectively. …

MacArthur acknowledges that many millions of people are victims. No one would dispute that. Not him, not me, not anyone. He said,

The world is full of victims – victims of war, victims of genocide, victims of crime, victims of terror. The world is merciless for all of us on many levels. … Let me make it clear. In God’s eyes – listen – no one is a victim. We are all perpetrators of open rebellion, scandalous, blasphemous sin against God. We are all rebels, we are all obstinate, we are all stubborn.

A problem is that “lately this victim status has been embraced by the evangelical church,” MacArthur said, and continued,

Let me make it clear. In God’s eyes – listen – no one is a victim. We are all perpetrators of open rebellion, scandalous, blasphemous sin against God. We are all rebels, we are all obstinate, we are all stubborn.

A worse issue than a flase teacher leading many astray is the stated representational facet of this act. Moore tweeted:

Adam was representative of the entire human race. At birth, we are all in Adam. Jesus substituted Himself as the sacrifice and took the punishment we deserve as in-Adam people. Jesus’s work as the second Adam is finished.

Therefore, there can be no third Adam. No one man can rorgive the “hurts” of all other men or women living and dead. It is ridiculous to even propose it. What Moore is promoting is corporate forgiveness by a sole representative.

Here is Owen Strachan at Midwestern Seminary with thoughts on corporate representation:

In the Old Testament, then, contrition took public form. The high priest confessed not only his sins, but the sins of all Israel. In the New Testament, a change takes place. God still has a people for himself, but he forms this covenant community not through a discrete nation, but an ingathering of Jew and Gentile alike (Romans 9-11). The gospel of grace in Christ crucified and resurrected entails not that God will create a second people for himself—composed of non-Israelites—but rather that the Abrahamic promises find their fulfillment in the Messiah. As the gospel is loosed, people from every tribe and tongue become citizens of the spiritual kingdom of Christ (Luke 11:20; Matthew 12:28; Hebrews 12:18-29). This is the true people of God; this is what the old covenant nation pointed to as the realization of the Abrahamic covenant.

What we call the “theocratic” dimension of the Old Testament has therefore ceased. By this I mean that you cannot look at any one nation on the earth today and identify it as the household of God. The household of God is not a building or a political entity at all; it is the blood-bought church of Christ, the church made up of redeemed sinners (1 Timothy 3:15; Hebrews 10:21). There is no longer a ritual overseen by a high priest in which one imperfect human person confesses the sins of any “national” people of God. Every Christian confesses sin to one another, and Christ the high priest intercedes for us at the right hand of God (Mark 16:19; James 5:16; Hebrews 7:25). This is the pattern of our confession. We have a perfect high priest who prays for us continually, and out of the overflow of this intercession we confess sin to one another.

But we also note what is not found in Ephesians 2 or Colossians 2 (or in Acts 10 as the Gentiles are fully welcomed by Peter). There is no teaching in the text that calls Jews to apologize to Gentiles in representational ways for past sins on the part of all Jews, and neither are Gentiles called to somehow make restitution for corporate wrongs on the part of all Gentiles. The “corporate apology” (used in a group sense, not a business sense) becoming common in our day is foreign to the New Testament

Justin Orman (@Jborman9) said on Twitter of Moore’s drummer and that sad scene,

It is remarkably easy to apologize for something you’ve never done to someone you’ve never wronged. Requires no humility, there’s nothing beneficial resulting from it, & it has no basis in Scripture. The whole point, as far as I can see, is to look holy, which is anti-Scripture.

As Dan Borvan said on Twitter,

In the sixteenth century, Beth Moore would have been condemned as a heretic.

Ladies, please avoid Beth Moore. As her paganhood descends further and further into depraved rebellion, she is taking many with her. (2 Peter 2:2).

Beth Moore anoints Kevin Jones as a third Adam — The End Time

October 13 A Captive Audience

All the saints greet you, but especially those who are of Caesar’s household.

Philippians 4:22

Not all suffering is physical. Sometimes we go through emotional and mental suffering. Paul was a prisoner in Rome when he wrote to the Philippians. His ministry had been greatly curtailed; nevertheless, he told the Philippians that his imprisonment had actually aided the furtherance of the gospel. Being chained to Roman soldiers, he had the opportunity to win them to the Lord (v. 13).

There was a revival of sorts taking place in Caesar’s palace, which evidently led to the salvation of some, as today’s verse indicates. The soldiers didn’t know who they had on their hands: they believed they had a prisoner, but in reality they had a self–appointed evangelist to whom they were a captive audience! What a model of rejoicing in the midst of a potentially frustrating and discouraging situation![1]


[1] MacArthur, J. (2001). Truth for today : a daily touch of God’s grace (p. 310). Nashville, Tenn.: J. Countryman.

October 13 Alive in Christ

“Therefore we have been buried with Him through baptism into death, in order that as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life.”

Romans 6:4

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Union with Christ means participation in His death, burial, and resurrection.

Believers are united with Christ not only in His life, but also in His death. When believers come to faith in Christ, they symbolically share in His death, dying to sin in order to live to God (Rom. 6:10–11).

That reality has profound implications. Having died to the old life of sin and been raised to share new life in Christ, believers cannot continue in the same old patterns of sin. They now live in an entirely different realm. Those who die in Christ live in Christ. In the words of the great nineteenth–century theologian Charles Hodge, “There can be no participation in Christ’s life without a participation in his death, and we cannot enjoy the benefits of his death unless we are partakers of the power of his life. We must be reconciled to God in order to be holy, and we cannot be reconciled without thereby becoming holy.”

As a result, believers cannot help but “walk in newness of life.” Walk describes daily spiritual conduct. Believers have a new direction in life; they no longer live like they did before they were saved (1 Peter 4:3–4).

In his classic hymn “And Can It Be?” Charles Wesley wrote:

No condemnation now I dread:

Jesus, and all in Him, is mine!

Alive in Him, my living Head,

And clothed in righteousness divine,

Bold I approach the eternal throne,

And claim the crown, thru Christ my own.

Is that the song of your heart today?

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Suggestions for Prayer: Praise God for rescuing you from sin and death and making you alive with Christ.

For Further Study: Study the following passages: Galatians 5:16; Ephesians 5:2; Philippians 3:17–18; Colossians 1:10; 1 John 1:7. What do they tell you about the Christian’s walk?[1]


[1] MacArthur, J. (1997). Strength for today. Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books.

MALKIN: The Most Important Movie You’ve Never Heard Of | Daily Wire

It’s here. “Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer” debuts in theaters nationwide on Oct. 12. I do believe this groundbreaking film by indie producers Phelim McAleer and Ann McElhinney is the most important movie in America right now — a true-life saga of good vs. evil, deadly medical malpractice, systemic government malfeasance and cultural apathy toward the most vulnerable members of our society.
— Read on www.dailywire.com/news/37083/malkin-most-important-movie-youve-never-heard-michelle-malkin

40% of American middle class face poverty in retirement, study says

Roughly 40 percent of Americans who are considered middle class will fall into poverty or near poverty by the time they reach age 65, according to a recent study by the Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis at The New School.
— Read on www.cnbc.com/2018/10/12/40percent-of-american-middle-class-face-poverty-in-retirement-study-says.html