Daily Archives: October 22, 2018

OCTOBER 22 PROBLEMS AND PRESSURES

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

Romans 8:35

Jesus did not promise any of us that consistent Christian living would be easy!

He did not promise a release from daily problems and pressures. He did not promise to take us to our heavenly home on a fluffy pink cloud!

We live our lives in the knowledge of the grace of God, but we dare not forget that our Lord came to die for us and to express the never-changing moral and redemptive will of God for His people.

Before we condemn the Jews of Bible history for their failures, we must be sure that we are not overlooking spiritual and moral shortcomings of our own!

As Christian believers, you and I must be careful about the reasons we give for not heeding God’s Word and God’s warning from heaven.

Have we taken His grace seriously enough that we have sought forgiveness for spiritual carelessness, indifference and apathy?

I praise You, Lord, that You have equipped Your true followers to live a moral life in an immoral world. Help me make each day count for Your kingdom, Lord.[1]


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

OCTOBER 22 LITTLE NEED FOR GOD

And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry.

—Luke 12:19

It does not take great wisdom to perceive that we live in a generation of completely self-confident men and women. We are doing so well and flourishing in so many ways that we feel little need for God….

It is my judgment that every one of us should be sure we have had that all-important encounter with God. It is an experience that leaves us delighted in our love for Him. Like Abraham, we become satisfied with the revelation that only God matters.

If you are living only to buy and sell and get gain, that is not enough. If you are living only to sleep and work, that is not enough. If you are living only to prosper and marry and raise a family, that is not enough.

If you live only to get old and die, and never find forgiveness and the daily sense of God’s presence in your life, you have missed God’s great purpose for you. MMG030, 032

Oh, Lord, give me a sense not only of my own mortality, but of the importance of an eternal perspective. Give me a keen sense of forgiveness and of Your presence in my life today. Amen. [1]


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

Percentage of Female Clergy Doubles, Triples in Latest Study — Pulpit & Pen

I do not permit a woman to teach or to exercise authority over a man; rather, she is to remain quiet. – 1 Timothy 2:12

Two factors correspond directly with the decline of American mainstream denominations. The first factor is the prominence and growth of youth ministry, which is a topic better left to another time. The second factor that corresponds directly with the decline of American Protestantism is the ordination of women. To put it simply, the more women who are ordained to the ministry, the smaller those churches have become. Statistically this corresponding relationship between female ordination and the death of Christianity is more akin to a law than a rule. And yet, studies are demonstrating that more and more women are being ordained to an office that Biblically is reserved only for qualified men.

A new study has been revealed which demonstrates a radical and steady increase in female clergy in American mainline denominations. Published by Eileen Campbell Reed, the study entitled, “The State of Clergywomen in the U.S.: A Statistical Update,” reveals that more women than ever are standing behind the pulpit each Sunday.

The new statistics show:

  • In 1960 women were 2.3% of U.S. clergy. In 2016 women are 20.7% of U.S. clergy.
  • In most Mainline denominations, the percentage of clergywomen has doubled or tripled since 1994.
  • Unitarian Universalist and United Church of Christ clergywomen have reached numerical equity with clergymen.
  • More women of color and fewer white women are going to seminary to earn MDivs since 2008.

Consider the following graphic.

Here’s another graphic.

Maranatha.

Percentage of Female Clergy Doubles, Triples in Latest Study — Pulpit & Pen

Are prophecy and tongues still for today? — Denny Burk

Yesterday at our church, I took a break from verse-by-verse exposition of 1 Corinthians in order to address an important question about prophecy and tongues. The sermon has three points:

  1. What Is the Gift of Prophecy?
  2. What Is the Gift of Tongues?
  3. Are Prophecy and Tongues for Today?

My answer to the last question is “no.” My contention is that prophecy and tongues are revelatory gifts that are foundational to the church but that are no longer operative within the church (Eph. 2:20). You can download the sermon here or listen below.


For more reading on this, I recommend two books, both of which I rely on heavily in this message:

via Are prophecy and tongues still for today? — Denny Burk

George Soros Vows To Lead Migrant Caravan Into Promised Land

MEXICO—Raising his arms and staff high above his head, a robed George Soros vowed to lead the thousands-strong migrant caravan marching toward the United States into the Promised Land of America.

While the people were initially reluctant to make the long journey on foot, Soros encouraged them with inspiring words, miraculous signs, and lots of money.

Adversity came quickly after the group left on its long exodus. When confronted by Mexican authorities, Soros shouted, “Let my people go!” and threw bags of money at the police, who then left the caravan alone, causing the group’s faith in their leader to increase.

Soros has also reportedly parted several rushing rivers and one large lake, allowing the caravan to move forward on dry land, drowning pursuing authorities behind him as the waves came crashing back down.

Early this morning, the caravan ran out of food, causing grumbling. “We should have stayed in Guatemala,” said one migrant. But Soros urged his followers not to lose heart and used his vast wealth and connections to have gourmet meals dropped from a helicopter each morning. The caravan also ran out of water, but Soros was able to use his iPhone to call in for more after hitting it against a rock several times in an attempt to get service out in the middle of nowhere.

“We will yet see the Promised Land!” he assured his followers as they marched on through the wilderness.

Source: George Soros Vows To Lead Migrant Caravan Into Promised Land

ARMY INVASION: Honduran Caravan Includes Military-Aged Male Migrants From Bangladesh, Haiti and Congo — The Gateway Pundit

Honduran caravan full of military-aged males, photo via Sara Carter

The migrant caravan from Honduras has been infiltrated by people from Bangladesh, Haiti, Congo and Sri Lanka, according to embedded reporters.

Thousands of military-aged, virile mostly Honduran males breached the Guatemala border gate over the weekend and stormed the Mexican border bridge; Mexican authorities ultimately let the caravan through.

A second caravan of 2,000 migrants formed on Sunday and started marching to Guatemala with a plan to reach the U.S. as their final destination.

According to a Univision correspondent, Bangladeshis joined the migrant caravan before it crossed from Guatemala into Mexico.

The Daily Caller reported:

A Spanish language reporter who has spent weeks embedded with the migrant caravan said in a Friday report that people from Bangladesh had joined the mass of people trying to cross from Guatemala into Mexico.

The Bangladeshis, he said, were detained in an immigration facility, though it’s not clear what happened to them after their detention.

This is especially troubling because Bangladesh has one of the largest Muslim populations in the world with a very high rate of Islamic terrorism and barbarism.

Also, according to Judicial Watch, who has a reporter embedded in Guatemala, migrants from Haiti, Congo, Sri Lanka, Angola, Cameroon, and Bangladesh latched onto the caravan.

Approximately 1,700 migrants turned around Monday back into Honduras at one checkpoint (Chiquimula), coming in on buses, said Tom Fitton.

Investigative reporter Sara Carter is currently embedded and reporting live from Guatemala.

Sara Carter says, “it’s mostly men crossing the Guatemalan border.”

President Trump declared a national emergency Monday morning and announced that he will begin cutting off aid to Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala as the migrant caravan marches through Mexico up to the U.S. border.

President Trump was right to declare a national emergency and alert the military and border patrol.

We have no idea who these people are. The migrant caravan is sure to be filled with ISIS fighters, MS-13 gang members and people with exotic diseases, not to mention the financial strain they will cause as they leech off the U.S. welfare system.

via ARMY INVASION: Honduran Caravan Includes Military-Aged Male Migrants From Bangladesh, Haiti and Congo — The Gateway Pundit

October 22 Daily Help

Why go I mourning?”—Psalm 42:9.

CANST thou answer this, believer? Canst thou find any reason why thou art so often mourning instead of rejoicing? Why yield to gloomy anticipations? Who told thee that the night would never end in day? Who told thee that the winter of thy discontent would proceed from frost to frost, from snow and ice, and hail, to deeper snow, and yet more heavy tempest of despair? Knowest thou not that day follows night, that flood comes after ebb, that spring and summer succeed to winter? Hope thou then! Hope thou ever! for God fails thee not.[1]


[1] Spurgeon, C. H. (1892). Daily Help (p. 299). Baltimore: R. H. Woodward & Company.

Did the Holy Spirit Indwell or Regenerate Old Testament Saints before the Resurrection? — Ligonier Ministries Blog

There is only one way of salvation. In this Q&A video from our 2016 National Conference, W. Robert Godfrey and Albert Mohler explain that the Old Testament saints were saved the same way we are: by faith alone.

If you have a biblical or theological question, just visit Ask.Ligonier.org to ask your question live online.

via Did the Holy Spirit Indwell or Regenerate Old Testament Saints before the Resurrection? — Ligonier Ministries Blog

TED MALLOCH: Meet the Ohrs — The Gateway Pundit

Guest post by: Ted Malloch, author of The Plot to Destroy Trump

Meet the Ohrs — a very special couple in the coup to overthrow a duly elected President of our United States of America.

The Ohrs are NOT the Fockers of comedic movie fame.

Far from it. They are part of an American tragedy.

Recall at a press conference during his campaign for the presidency, Trump once joked to the crowd that he could shoot somebody on Fifth Avenue and he wouldn’t lose any voters.

Though in jest, there’s truth behind Trump’s joke, and the Democrats knew this.

So, Fusion GPS, working on behalf of the Clinton campaign, knows that to dig up dirt on a man nicknamed “Teflon Don”—to whom no scandal or dirt seems to stick— they’ll need more than just one man on the job.

They task FBI agent Bruce Ohr with the impossible . . .

In June 2016 Bruce Ohr is an Associate Deputy Attorney General at the US Department of Justice. His office is just four doors down from that of his boss, Rod Rosenstein, the Deputy Attorney General and the number two-justice officer in America.

Ohr’s career is going along swimmingly: for the past decade or so he has been climbing up the political ladder and accruing power. Digging up dirt on Trump will surely bring him one rung higher to the top of the ladder. And Fusion GPS, hedging their bets, contracts another agent for the job.

In a clear case of nepotism and the Deep State at work, Fusion GPS hires Bruce’s wife, Nellie, to conduct oppo research on Trump and any connections to Russia and similar matters.

Nellie is a well-known expert in Russian affairs with an extensive network in that country. She holds a degree in history and Russian literature from Radcliffe/Harvard and an MA and PhD in Russian Affairs from Stanford University.

Throughout her career, Nellie has published extensively on the subject in peer-reviewed journals and worked for the CIA as an open source analyst.

In short, she knows all things Russia-related.

Nellie not only speaks the language but also knows the turf inside out and is an experienced Russia hand.

Perhaps more curiously, her PhD thesis, titled “Collective farms and Russian peasant society, 1933- 1937: the stabilization of the kolkhoz order,” blurs the “revisionist” line as she attempts to defend the millions killed by Stalin as “excesses,” which, according to Ohr, “sometimes represented desperate measures taken by a government that had little real control over the country.”

Is Nellie a Stalin sympathizer?

Seems like Steele, a confirmed socialist since his days in Cambridge, has found the perfect woman to carry out his socialist agenda nearly thirty years in the making. He knows Nellie’s the perfect woman for a crooked mission like this. And she hates Trump as much as he does.

And interestingly, only a few months prior, Nellie obtained her ham radio license, which begs the question, why? Could it be to have secure and confidential contact with Christopher Steele?
Could Nellie be more than just an agent conducting research?

Could she be a co-author of the Steele files?

And more peculiarly, when prompted by the FBI down the line, why does Bruce hide the fact that his wife is involved? Paid?

Is this a conflict of interest? What else is Bruce hiding?

Are the Ohrs the inside track to the Plot to Destroy Trump?

Ohr from inside DOJ and meeting with Fusion GPS’ Glenn Simpson passing on to his cronies and the FBI computer thumb drives from his own wife—Nellie Ohr?

Over the next few months, Bruce Ohr meets not only with Christopher Steele himself but also with Glenn Simpson numerous times, the founder of Fusion GPS, who hired Steele.

Simpson is the operative behind this whole saga.

Why exactly does Ohr meet with Steele? And how often?

Mr. Ohr has told Congress in a secret oversight committee hearing about his doings.

Simpson said one thing and now is caught in his lie and pleads the Fifth.

And Mrs. (Bruce) Nellie Ohr yesterday invokes the marital privilege clause to avoid talking about her husband.

The walls are finally crashing down!

Time for a second Special Prosecutor or just arrest ALL of them.

via TED MALLOCH: Meet the Ohrs — The Gateway Pundit

Should Your Church Sing Jesus Culture & Bethel Music? — Christian Research Network

“When we start making concessions on the music, or using apathy to avoid facing hard truths, we’re cowering from the Great Commission. Be different. Don’t sing the music. Don’t muddy the waters. Reach these people.”

(Costi Hinn – For The Gospel)  One of the top questions I receive is about Jesus Culture and Bethel Music. Inquiring minds ask, “What do you think about listening to the music, or using only the songs that are sound?”

It’s a fair question that deserves an answer. Still, each person must determine how they’ll proceed. To spark your consideration, the 5 reasons below approach the topic from a few unique angles.

Let’s start with the obviously theological reasons, then let’s move to some practical implications that can directly or indirectly effect your church and ministry.

  1. Their movement & leaders preach a heretical version of Christ

When I use the “H” word here, I’m not being extreme. Scriptural teaching, early church teachings, early church councils, and your Bible college textbooks would all confirm, the “Jesus” that Bill Johnson, Bethel Church, Bethel Music, and Jesus Culture propagate is not the real Jesus. Blending Kenotic Theory (that Jesus emptied Himself of Deity), and shades of Arianism and mysticism, Bill Johnson’s teaching is beginning to be widely rejected after years of remaining mainstream and acceptable. So what took so long? Perhaps it was the tolerance narrative that evangelicalism tends to lean towards, or, people have to see enough friends and family led astray before it hits home. Whatever the reason, it’s praise-worthy to see church leaders standing up for the true gospel.  There is no debate here. The “Jesus” of Jesus Culture and the rest of the Mystical-Miracle movement is not the Jesus of the Bible. If you’re not familiar with Bill Johnson, Bethel Music, or Jesus Culture, here are 5 options to read through (both short and long). I’ve listed our book last since it’s the longest. View article →

Resource:

New Apostolic Reformation

via Should Your Church Sing Jesus Culture & Bethel Music? — Christian Research Network

Benny Hinn Sued for Nearly 3 Million in Defaulted Loans — Pulpit & Pen

Benny Hinn, the false prophet and fake healer of World Healing Center Church, Inc. (aka Benny Hinn Ministries) has been sued by Mail America Communications, Inc. for the amount of $2,993,221.74 in unpaid loans, interest, and late fees which it borrowed in the original amount of over 5.6 million.

According to the lawsuit, Hinn began defaulting on his loan obligations in June of 2012 leading to a series of forbearance agreements:

Between June of 2012 and August of 2016, MAC and WHCC entered into series of formal and informal forbearance agreements and memoranda of understanding regarding the payment defaults under the Note and with respect to temporary reduced payments that MAC would be willing to accept from time to time on account of WHCC’s obligations under the Note without waiving or altering the terms of the Note.

In July of 2018, Hinn defaulted once again on the forbearance agreement with Mail America Communications, Inc. Hinn then promised to make a lump sum payment of $260 thousand, which he also failed to pay, causing Mail America Communications to file a lawsuit for damages due to “Breach of Contract” in the amount of $2,993,221.74.

Benny Hinn could not be reached for comment.

via Benny Hinn Sued for Nearly 3 Million in Defaulted Loans — Pulpit & Pen

President Trump Describes Central American Invasion Force as a “National Emergency”… — The Last Refuge

In response to the growing numbers of illegal aliens assembling in their march toward the southern U.S. border, President Trump calls the advancing force of Hondurans, Guatemalans, El Salvadorians and Mexicans, a “National Emergency”.

(Tweet Link)

Unfortunately the use of the words “national emergency”, could be misinterpreted to mean an official declaration (no declaration exists yet); as contrast to the more obsequious use of the wording which would imply a national crisis (likely intent).

Additionally, the “Middle Easterners” reference is likely noting the recent statements from Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales, when the assembled caravan began last week:

Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales boasted on Thursday that under his guidance, security detail has been able to capture almost 100 ISIS terrorist.

Morales shared the news while giving a speech at the second Conference for Prosperity and Security in Central America in Washington D.C. on October 11 and 12.

The president claimed that his administration has captured ‘close to 100 people completely linked to terrorist issues, with ISIS and that not only have we arrested them within our territory, but they have been deported to their countries of origin.’  (read more)

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via President Trump Describes Central American Invasion Force as a “National Emergency”… — The Last Refuge

October 22, 2018 Truth2Freedom Briefing Report (US•World•Christian)

“Foreign influence is truly the Grecian horse to a republic. We cannot be too careful to exclude its influence.” —Alexander Hamilton (1793)


REUTERS

President Donald Trump on Monday said he had alerted the military and federal border authorities that a U.S.-bound migrant caravan from Central America was a national emergency, and that the United States would begin curtailing aid to the region.

President Donald Trump said Washington would withdraw from a landmark Cold War-era treaty that eliminated nuclear missiles from Europe because Russia was violating the pact, triggering a warning of retaliatory measures from Moscow.

The Kremlin said on Monday that Russia would be forced to respond in kind if the United States began developing new missiles after quitting a landmark Cold War-era treaty.

Russia said on Monday it would be forced to respond in kind to restore the military balance with the United States if President Donald Trump carried through on a threat to quit a landmark nuclear arms treaty and began developing new missiles.

French President Emmanuel Macron spoke to U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday to stress the importance of a Cold War-era nuclear treaty Trump said Washington would withdraw from, Macron’s office said in a statement on Monday.

Siemens’s chief executive said on Monday he would not attend a three-day Future Investment Initiative conference in Saudi Arabia after the country admitted that journalist Jamal Khashoggi had been killed in its consulate in Istanbul.

Some people in the Syrian capital Damascus have been able to enjoy a semblance of normality since fighting in the area ended in May, but in the rubble of shattered, destitute towns nearby, life could not be more different.

Belgium has chosen Lockheed Martin’s F-35 stealth jets over the Eurofighter Typhoon to replace its aging F-16s, news agency Belga cited government sources as saying, in a move that would cement the U.S.-made war plane’s position in Europe.

Morocco said on Monday it would deport 141 migrants who were arrested a day earlier as they tried to storm a border fence with the Spanish enclave of Melilla.

Unclaimed urns containing ashes of the dead are piling up by the thousands across Japan, creating storage headaches and reflecting fraying family ties and economic pressures in a rapidly aging nation.

North and South Korea and the U.N. Command agreed on Monday to withdraw firearms and guard posts in the demilitarized zone village of Panmunjom this week, Seoul’s defense ministry said, the latest move in a fast-improving relationship.

AP Top Stories

More than $2 billion is up for grabs this week in U.S. lottery jackpots after nobody won the top prize in the Mega Millions or Powerball games.

Tia Bodkins is urging parents to monitor their children’s online activity after the death of her 11-year-old son Carson. The Colorado mom says he had been playing “the choking game” before he died and learned about the popular challenge while watching YouTube videos.

Brigadier General Jeffrey Smiley was among 13 wounded when a gunman wearing an Afghan security forces uniform opened fire on the gathering that included General Scott Miller — the top US and NATO commander in Afghanistan — in the southern city of Kandahar on Monday.

Catholic bishops are entering their final week of debate over hot-button issues facing young Catholics, including how the church should welcome gays and respond to the clerical sex abuse scandal that has discredited many in the church hierarchy.

Fifty-five people were killed this week in clashes between young Christians and Muslims in northern Nigeria following a dispute in a market, President Buhari said on Saturday.

One of Taiwan’s fastest passenger trains derailed Sunday on a curve along a popular weekend route, killing at least 18 people and injuring more than 170 others, authorities said.

The United States is considering a new operation to send warships through the Taiwan Strait, a mission aimed at ensuring free passage through the strategic waterway but which risks heightening tensions with China.

Indonesian police have arrested two men who allegedly operated a Facebook account to facilitate meet-ups for gay people and other sex-related services, a senior officer in the province of West Java said on Sunday.

Chile’s Court of Appeal has ordered the office of Santiago’s Archbishop to pay $650,000 to three men who alleged they were sexually abused for decades by Chilean priest Fernando Karadima.

BBC

There has been an outpouring of anger in the US from politicians, celebrities and human rights groups over a report alleging the US policy on gender recognition could be changed. A report in the New York Times on Sunday said a government memo proposed officially defining gender as biological and fixed. The change would rescind previous policy which eased trans recognition. Instead, it would define gender solely on the genitalia people are born with.

The occult turned partisan on Saturday as a coven of New York witches placed a hex on US Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

Kidnapped Tanzanian billionaire Mohammed Dewji has been released, 10 days after he was seized by armed men in the city of Dar es Salaam.

WND

The Supreme Court on Friday night temporarily halted an upcoming trial on a climate change lawsuit brought by children against the U.S. government, after the Trump administration had sought to dismiss the case.

A server at Sup Dogs, a popular hot dog joint in Greenville, got quite the surprise Friday afternoon when a customer walked out and left $10,000 cash sitting on her table.


News – 10/22/2018

March of the super-soldier: Chilling threat of mutant troops with incredible strength, speed and night vision ‘could be fighting enemy states by 2048’
A chilling Government report today warns that the breeding of genetically-modified troops could be a reality within a generation. Within 30 years, mutant soldiers could be able to lift huge weights and run at high speeds over extreme distances, the report by the Ministry of Defence’s think-tank says. They could also have infra-red night vision and be capable of transmitting their thoughts through electronically-aided telepathy.

Ilhan Omar Refuses To Answer Questions On Her Controversial Marriage History, Campaign Finance Violations
When asked by Associated Press reporter Amy Forliti about the claims that she married her brother and committed immigration fraud, Omar shot it down as “disgusting lies.” Alpha News’ extensive research has revealed Omar may have married her brother Ahmed Nur Said Elmi in order to aid Elmi in obtaining citizenship. Elmi’s name follows the Somali custom of being named after his father, which is the same name as her father. While being legally married to Elmi, Omar has publicly identified Ahmed Hirsi as her cultural husband and father of her children. When these revelations came to light, Omar dismissed the claims, maintaining the marriage was simply a difficult time in her private life.

Trump: US to exit nuclear treaty, citing Russian violations
American president says country will pull out of Cold-War era INF treaty, designed to eliminate short- and intermediate-range nuclear and conventional missiles, due to Moscow’s deployment of ground-launched system in breach of 1988 agreement.

Putin Announces New Hypersonic Weapon Will Be Deployed In “Months”
“We are improving our attack systems in response to the construction of a missile defense system by the United States. Some of them are already in service, and some will be supplied in the near future,” said Putin, who was speaking at the Valdai Discussion Club in the Black Sea resort of Sochi Thursday, adding that Moscow’s hypersonic weapons program was well ahead of China and the US..

Israel Warns It’s About to ‘Change the Game’ in Gaza
the incident that really seems to have prodded Israel to take the situation more seriously was last week’s missile strike on a family home in the Negev capital of Beersheva. The house was hit by a modified GRAD missile, which some Israeli officials said they didn’t know Hamas and its terrorist allies in Gaza even possessed. It’s the kind of weapon that poses a very real threat to towns and cities throughout the central regions of the Jewish state, far more so than the homegrown rockets typically deployed by Hamas and Islamic Jihad.

Iranian official threatens to raze Tel Aviv and Haifa
Senior Iranian official threatens to raze Israeli cities if Israel “carries out even the smallest mistake” against Iran.

Jordan Cancels Annexes of Peace Treaty With Israel
Israel’s nearly 25-year peace treaty with Jordan has been a remarkable oasis of stability in a region otherwise riven with conflict and bloodshed. However, following a mass demonstration in Jordan’s capital Amman on Friday, King Abdullah announced that he has decided not to extend a part in the 1994 Jordanian-Israeli peace treaty, which leases regions of the Arava desert and Naharayim to Israel.

New journal to explore what comes after Humanity 1.0
This has just come to our attention: a journal launched last year on trans and post-humanism. The Journal of Posthuman Studies is based at the Ewha Institute for the Humanities, a Korean “research institute to overcome the crisis of humanities”…

Tropical Storm Yutu may become next West Pacific typhoon near Guam
The lull in the western Pacific Ocean has come to an end this weekend as Tropical Storm Yutu has formed southeast of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands.

Liberman vows tough response in Gaza, says ‘no choice but war’
Five days after a rocket from the Gaza Strip hit a house in Beersheba, Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman promised a serious Israeli response Monday at the start of a meeting of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee. The security cabinet met Wednesday night to consider possible reactions to the rocket attack. Its decision was not publicized, so Liberman’s statement could be the first indication of possible steps ahead by the IDF.

Jordan: We could have been more flexible with Israel, but chose not to
Senior Jordanian officials in Amman told the daily Al-Hayat on Monday that the kingdom could have shown greater flexibility in dealing with Israel, but chose not to. The statement came after Jordan announced its decision to cancel the annexes to the peace treaty between the two countries, which deal with the lease of the Island of Peace in Naharayim and the Tzofar enclave in the Arava by Israel.

Former intelligence chief: Iran is forming missile plants in Lebanon
The former head of Military Intelligence, Maj. Gen. (res.) Amos Yadlin…addressed Iran’s transfer of GPS missile system to Hezbollah. According to Fox News, Iran has reportedly stepped up its shipments of advanced weapons to Hezbollah in Lebanon. One of the shipments arrived in Lebanon last week, transporting GPS components to make unguided rockets into precision-guided missiles, thereby increasing the threat to Israel.

Italy relief, China stimulus hopes lift global stocks
European shares gained on Monday amid relief over Italy’s budget, following rallies in Asia after China promised to provide stimulus to stabilize its economy and offset the impact of U.S. tariffs. Promises of tax cuts and coordinated official statements of support for stock markets in the world’s second-largest economy saw Chinese shares stage their biggest one-day surge in three years.

Officials: 75,000 Obamacare Consumers Affected by Data Breach
Approximately 75,000 people who entered their personal information into Healthcare.gov had their data compromised last month after hackers infiltrated the government-run portal used to help people enroll in health insurance plans, officials said Friday. The Obamacare portal breach comes two weeks before the start of the six-week open enrollment period for consumers to sign up for health care coverage, the Washington Post reported.

John Bolton to Meet with Vladimir Putin in Moscow Next Week
President Donald Trump’s National Security adviser John Bolton will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin when he visits Moscow next week, Kremlin officials announced on Friday. In an interview with Russia’s Channel One broadcaster, Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov confirmed that Bolton would meet Putin as well as other leading officials.

American Women Can Now Get Abortions by Mail
Women in the U.S. can now get abortion pills shipped to them with a few clicks of the mouse, through a new online service called Aid Access.

Up to 200 unborn babies expected in grisly Detroit search
It’s been nearly four years since Rachel Brown and Larry David donated the remains of their daughter, Alayah in December 2014.

Shariah judge: Jews dance ‘on the body parts of others’
An Islamic judge for the Palestinian Authority declared on the government-run television channel that Jews “dance and live on the body parts of others” and are behind “global corruption,”

7,000 Strong Honduran Illegal Caravan to Hit US Border by Election Day — SECOND CARAVAN Starts Up
The illegal migrant caravan is sweeping through Chiapas in southern Mexico on Sunday, their numbers having jumped to over 7,000 overnight from just a few thousand as it became apparent the caravan would not be stopped by Mexico

RGV Texas Border Patrol Chief Begs For Help Before Caravan Hits as Over 12,000 Illegals Caught in Last Three Weeks in Rio Grande Valley; 700 Caught Saturday
Thousands of illegal aliens are swarming the Texas border this month in advance of the migrant caravan marching through Mexico, prompting  Chief Patrol Agent Manuel Padilla, Jr… to beg for help dealing with the onslaught of illegal aliens, gang members and drug cartel smugglers.

Gun owners accuse L.A. of creating new ‘Yellow Badges’
Gun-control groups are launching a “voter protection campaign” to keep guns out of the polling booths this Election Day.

Leftist Campaign Tries To Stop Gun Owners From Voting On Election Day
Gun-control groups are launching a “voter protection campaign” to keep guns out of the polling booths this Election Day.

NYC Woman Brags About Being ‘Abortion Doula’ For Over 2,000 Women
…A doula is someone who is trained in assisting women through childbirth and sometimes provides support to the family after the baby is born. But at The Doula Project, a nonprofit founded in 2007 which targets low-income and marginalized women, all doulas must be willing to assist mothers seeking an abortion.

LGBT thought police now a danger to public health as Twitter bans LifeSiteNews for science article covering spread of STDs among gay men
In “progressive” America today, you’re no longer allowed to mention the scientific facts about the spread of STDs among gay men. Twitter has just banned LifeSiteNews for daring to report the scientific facts about gay sex spreading many blood-borne diseases. Because the LGBT thought police now run all the tech giants, any fact-based reports that don’t worship anal sex as an ultra-clean lifestyle of purity and godliness are quickly banned by the tech giants.

Nation Will Rise Against Nation: Israeli Tanks Mass Along The Border As War Between Israel And Hamas Appears To Be Imminent
Another extremely bloody border protest on Friday has pushed Israel and Hamas to the brink of war.  The Egyptians had been urging Hamas to tone down the border protests, but that did not happen.  Instead, Hamas is pledging to continue the border protests for as long as it takes to end the Israeli blockade.

Leftist Campaign Tries To Stop Gun Owners From Voting On Election Day
Gun-control groups are launching a “voter protection campaign” to keep guns out of the polling booths this Election Day.

Indiana Abortion Advocates Tell Their Attorney General To ‘Stop Chipping Away At Roe’
Indiana abortion advocates are calling on Republican Attorney General Curtis Hill to back off from a state abortion law that would place limits on abortions in certain circumstances.

Defiant Migrant Mob Swells To 5,000 Strong Says They Are Ready To ‘Storm The Border’ To Gain Entrance Into US
Despite Mexican efforts to stop them at the border, a growing throng of Central American migrants resumed their advance toward the U.S. border early Sunday in southern Mexico.

Court Docs: Obama Admin Targeting Of Businesses Ran To Top Of FDIC
New court filings document the extent to which the Obama administration used government power to target disfavored industries, and subsequently sought to avoid responsibility for its targeting program.

SHOCKER: “Moderate” Jordan Pulls Out of Peace Treaty with Israel
Following in the footsteps of Muhammad in Mecca, Jordan signed a hudna-a deception, a cessation of hostilities during jihad,  a retreat followed by regrouping and rearming, which permits an attack on the territory previously left behind.

Henry Kissinger Heckled at New York University Speech: ‘Rot In Hell’
Globalist Henry Kissinger was greeted with screams of “rot in hell” by angry students at his New York University speech at the school’s speaker series ‘In Conversation with Mervyn King.’


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Christian Witch Claims Christ Followers Can Practice Witchcraft, Despite Biblical Warnings

Leader of New Mexico Religious Sect Set to Plead Guilty

Exorcism planned to ward off planned ‘witch curse’ for Kavanaugh

State Judge Challenges Supreme Court to Overturn Roe v. Wade and Protect Unborn Children

Theaters Censor “Gosnell” Movie Profiling Serial-Killer Abortionist, Over 200 Stop Showing Movie


Headlines – 10/22/2018

Jordan cancels part of peace agreement with Israel

Dismantling ‘Isle of Peace,’ Jordan chooses hardliners over Israel ties

Jordan Canceling Annexes of Peace Treaty With Israel, King Abdullah Says

Jordan says it will cancel clauses in peace treaty leasing border land to Israel

Israel says to negotiate border land lease extension with Jordan

Jordan terminating peace treaty annexes start of a process, not the end

Israel said to fear US peace plan includes Jerusalem as Palestinian capital

Jerusalem the capital of ‘Palestine’? Not anytime soon

Israel arrests PA’s Jerusalem governor in Beit Hanina

Irony? UN, Which Accuses Israel of Security Abuses, Hires Israelis to Protect Its Staff

On Rabin anniversary, Rivlin warns of ‘erosion of memory’ of the assassination

Rivlin: Generation that did not know Yitzhak Rabin grows

Egypt extends state of emergency for three months

States ‘failing to seize Sudan’s dictator despite genocide charge’

Western intel revelations regarding Iranian, Hezbollah activities vindicate Netanyahu’s claim Iran building arsenal inside of Lebanon

Former intelligence chief: Iran is forming missile plants in Lebanon

Netanyahu, Trump’s treasury secretary talk terror financing and Iran sanctions

US Treasury Undersecretary: Sanctions will hit Iran hard

As Iran claims a diplomatic victory, int’l terrorism watchdog demurs

Jamal Khashoggi death: UK, France and Germany challenge Saudis

Khashoggi’s death was a ‘rogue operation’ that the crown prince was not aware of, Saudi foreign minister says

‘We don’t know where the body is,’ says Saudi FM after Khashoggi death

Official Flip-Flop on Khashoggi Shocks Saudis

Turkey vows to reveal ‘naked truth’ over Khashoggi death

Trump accuses Saudis of ‘lies’ over Khashoggi killing

Trump, Europeans call Saudi account of Khashoggi death inadequate

Trump Reportedly Now Sees Kushner’s Close Relationship With MBS as a ‘Liability’

U.S. coalition says it hit Islamic State fighters in Syria mosque after reports of civilian deaths

Dozens of Houthis killed in strikes targeting gathering in Yemen’s Hodeidah

Moscow says US withdrawal from nuclear arms deal ‘dangerous step’

German foreign minister: US should consider consequences of leaving nuclear treaty

A ragged, growing army of migrants resumes march toward US

‘You can’t even walk, there’s just so many people’: Migrant caravan bound for US swells despite Trump threats

Guatemala says some 2,000 migrants have returned to Honduras

Brazil’s Bolsonaro says he intends to use armed forces to fight violence

Theresa May enters ‘killing zone’ – Tories tell PM she has 72 hours to save her job

Theresa May told by the EU to ‘take it or leave it’ as Brexit talks risk collapse

Facebook reportedly aims to buy a ‘major’ cybersecurity company

5.2 magnitude earthquake hits near Roxborough, Trinidad and Tobago

5.1 magnitude earthquake hits near El Triunfo, Ecuador

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Kokopo, Papua New Guinea

Sabancaya volcano in Peru erupts to 25,000ft

Sangay volcano in Ecuador erupts to 21,000ft

Reventador volcano in Ecuador erupts to 16,000ft

Fuego volcano in Guatemala erupts to 15,000ft

Kerinci volcano in Indonesia erupts to 14,000ft

Ebeko volcano in the Kuril Islands erupts to 14,000ft

Tropical Storms Willa and Vicente swirling off Mexico

Hurricane Willa Rapidly Intensifies to Dangerous Category 4 Hurricane Off Mexico’s Pacific Coast; Moisture Could Enhance Rainfall in Texas

Ships wrecked on Dog Island in 1899 unearthed by Hurricane Michael

After Hurricane Michael, Panama City residents cope with no power, cash-only transactions and baby-wipe showers

“I don’t feel real”: Mental stress mounting after Michael

Heavy floods in Eilat: airport closes, road blocked

NH moose population devastated by ticks, UNH study shows

Congo Rebels Kill 15, Threaten Ebola Containment Efforts Again

Young Catholics urge Vatican to issue inclusive LGBT message

US mulls revoking recognition of transgender people – considering proposal to define gender as biological and unchangeable

Cory Booker accused of sexual assault … by a man?

New York witches place hex on Brett Kavanaugh


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Caravan grows to 14,000 people: Report

Members of the illegal immigrant caravan chanted “si se pudo!” as they made their way north through Mexico Monday, having defied the will of one country and vowing to test the spine of another, the U.S., very soon. The chant, which translates roughly as “Yes we could,” is a takeoff …

Source: Caravan grows to 14,000 people: Report

Ron Paul: The Saudis Keep Changing Their Story On Khashoggi. What Should We Do?

Authored by Ron Paul via The Ron Paul Institute for Peace & Prosperity,

The Saudi version of the disappearance and murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi seems to change every day or so. The latest is the Saudi government claim that the opposition journalist was killed in a “botched interrogation” at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Or was it a fist-fight? What is laughable is that the Saudi king has placed Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, a prime suspect, in charge of the investigation of Khashoggi’s murder!

Though the official story keeps changing, what is unlikely to change is Washington’s continued relationship with Saudi Arabia. It is a partnership that is in no way beneficial to Americans or the US national interest.

President Trump has promised “severe punishment” if the Saudi government is found to have been involved in Khashoggi’s murder, but he also took off the table any reduction in arms sales to prop up the murderous Saudi war on Yemen. It’s all about jobs, said President Trump. So the Saudi killing of thousands in Yemen can go on. Some murders are more important than others, obviously.

The killing of Khashoggi puts the Trump Administration is in a difficult situation. President Trump views Iran as designated enemy number one. Next month the US Administration intends to impose a new round of sanctions designed to make it impossible for Iran to sell its oil on the international market. To keep US fuel prices from spiking over this move Trump is relying on other countries, especially Saudi Arabia, to pump more and make up the difference. But the Saudis have threatened $400 a barrel oil if President Trump follows through with his promise of “severe punishment” over the killing of Khashoggi.

The Saudis have also threatened to look for friendship in Moscow or even Tehran if Washington insists on “punishing” the regime in Riyadh. For a super-power, the US doesn’t seem to have many options.

What this whole mess reveals is just how wise our Founding Fathers were to warn us against entangling alliances. For too many decades the US has been in an unhealthy relationship with the Saudi kingdom, providing the Saudis with a US security guarantee in exchange for “cheap” oil and the laundering of oil profits through the US military-industrial complex by the purchase of billions of dollars in weapons.

This entangling relationship with Saudi Arabia should end. It is unfortunate that the tens of thousands of civilians dead from Yemen to Syria due to Saudi aggression don’t matter as much as the murder of one establishment journalist like Khashoggi, but as one Clinton flack once said, we should not let this current crisis go to waste.

This is not about demanding that the Saudis change their ways, reform their society on the lines of a liberal democracy, or allow more women to drive. The problem with our relationship with Saudi Arabia is not about Saudi Arabia. It is about us. The United States should not be in the business of selling security guarantees overseas to the highest bidder. We are constantly told that the US military guarantees our own safety and so it should be.

No, this is about returning to a foreign policy that seeks friendship and trade with all nations who seek the same, but that heeds the warning of George Washington in his Farewell Address that “a passionate attachment of one nation for another produces a variety of evils.” If we care about the United States we must heed this warning. No more passionate attachments overseas. Friendship and trade over all.

Source: Ron Paul: The Saudis Keep Changing Their Story On Khashoggi. What Should We Do?

Conservatism Is The New Counterculture — Christian Research Network

The open-mindedness and optimism of the ‘60s have given way to a progressive establishment equally as authoritarian, perhaps even more so, than the system the decade attempted to overthrow.

(Greg Jones – The Federalist)  “For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction,” states Sir Isaac Newton’s third law. While Newton intended the law to describe physical processes, it can apply to culture as well.

Just as hyper-conservative post-war America produced the rebelliousness that defined the 1960s (and much of American society since), today’s breed of authoritarian liberalism is laying the groundwork for a cultural coup d’etat. …

The ‘60s, with its focus on individual freedom, both mental (New Age and Eastern religions) and physical (sex and drugs), was at its core little more than a rebuttal to an American mainstream rooted in nationalism and religious conservatism.

Rebellion entails opposing the existing power structure at every turn, be it the arts, education, or even religion. That’s precisely what occurred, and is occurring again.

The New Rebellion Takes Shape

The open-mindedness and optimism of the ‘60s have given way to a progressive establishment equally as authoritarian, perhaps even more so, than the system the decade attempted to overthrow.

The movement—much to the chagrin of many of the idealistic baby boomers who set it in motion—has grown old, ornery, and hellbent on maintaining its twisted orthodoxy, so much that it is openly abandoning its most basic ideals, such as individual liberty and skepticism of authority. Yet these ideals are still meaningful to modern-day conservatives and libertarians.

From universities to Hollywood to Silicon Valley, today’s twisted brand of fanatical progressivism permeates nearly every facet of American life. The ‘60s have, in many ways, produced exactly what the decade so despised. Nowhere is this horrifying evolution more obvious than in higher education. View article →

via Conservatism Is The New Counterculture — Christian Research Network

Filmmakers Outraged as Theatres Drop ‘Gosnell’ Abortion Movie Despite Soaring Box Office Numbers

Filmmakers Outraged as Theatres Drop ‘Gosnell’ Abortion Movie Despite Soaring Box Office Numbers(FaithWire) The makers behind a movie telling the true story of convicted abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell have revealed that many theatres across the country are canceling showings of their hard-hitting abortion movie despite the huge demand from those wishing to see the film.  “Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer” has been a huge hit on the big screen, taking a 97% approval rating on Google and grossing over $2 million on just 668 screenings of the film, vastly exceeding box office expectations.

But many theaters keen to stay away from such a sensitive and politically-charged subject have reportedly continued to pull the movie from the big screens. According to Townhall, some 188 theaters have now dropped the film without any clear explanation as to why. Such maltreatment is, however, of no big surprise to the movie’s makers, who faced an arduous battle to release their pro-life project in the first place. READ MORE