Daily Archives: October 24, 2018

OCTOBER 24 POSTPONING OBEDIENCE

Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved.

Acts 16:31

A notable heresy has come into being throughout our evangelical Christian circles—the widely accepted concept that we humans can choose to accept Christ only because we need Him as Savior, and that we have the right to postpone our obedience to Him as long as we want to!

The truth is that salvation apart from obedience is unknown in the sacred Scriptures. Peter makes it plain that we are “elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience” (1 Peter 1:2).

It seems most important to me that Peter speaks of his fellow Christians as “obedient children” (vs. 14). He knew their spirituality—he was not just giving them an exhortation to be obedient.

The entire Bible teaches that true obedience to God and His Christ is one of the toughest requirements in the Christian life. Actually, salvation without obedience is a self-contradicting impossibility!

Humans do not want to admit it, but the Apostle Paul wrote to the Romans long ago that “by one man’s disobedience” came the downfall of the human race (see Romans 5:19).

Dear Lord, I pray today for all the “nominal” Christians in our churches who are straddling the fence of faith. I pray that Your Spirit will impress upon them the need to become fully devoted followers of Christ who will become actively engaged in the battle for men’s souls.[1]


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

OCTOBER 24 THE PROBLEM WITH SCIENCE

The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God.

—Psalm 14:2

When God spoke out of heaven to our Lord, self-centered men who heard it explained it by natural causes, saying, “it thundered” (John 12:29). This habit of explaining the Voice by appeals to natural law is at the very root of modern science. In the living, breathing cosmos there is a mysterious Something, too wonderful, too awful for any mind to understand. The believing man does not claim to understand. He falls to his knees and whispers, “God.” The man of earth kneels also, but not to worship. He kneels to examine, to search, to find the cause and the how of things. Just now we happen to be living in a secular age. Our thought habits are those of the scientist, not those of the worshiper. We are more likely to explain than to adore. “It thundered,” we exclaim, and go our earthly way. But still the Voice sounds and searches. The order and life of the world depend upon that Voice, but men are mostly too busy or too stubborn to give attention. POG073-074

Lord, I don’t claim to understand, but I fall to my knees and whisper “God.” Give me increasingly the mind of the worshiper, I pray. Amen. [1]


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

Deep state rolls out staged “bomb” attack on CNN headquarters, just as Mike Adams and Alex Jones publicly predicted on multiple video broadcasts

(Natural News) Exactly as publicly predicted by myself and Alex Jones, the anti-American globalists are now running pipe bombs false flags against CNN. This is not merely similar to what we publicly predicted would take place before the mid-term elections; it is exactly what we publicly predicted would take place. We even named CNN as the most likely target to be selected by the globalist operatives running the operation.

“CNN’s New York Headquarters Evacuated After Suspicious Package Found,” reports Mediaite.com. Similar “pipe bombs” were also reportedly mailed to Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and George Soros. “The CNN bureau at Columbus Circle in new York City was evacuated Wednesday morning after mailroom workers found a suspicious device,” reports The Gateway Pundit. “The bomb scare comes on the heels of suspected IEDs mailed to the home  former President Obama in Washington, D.C. and the New York state homes of former President Clinton Clinton and major Democratic Party donor George Soros this morning.”

A coordinated false flag bombing to be blamed on Trump supporters in order to alter the outcome of the mid-term elections

This is precisely what I have publicly predicted would take place right before the mid-term elections: A coordinated false flag bombing of the left-wing media and left-wing political leaders. It’s blatantly obvious that the globalist democrats are sending these packages to themselves, knowing the media will blame Trump supporters, Alex Jones, conservatives and gun owners.

What you are witnessing is the very definition of a media-run false flag event, where the media itself gets targeted so that the same media can hysterically report that it’s under attack because President Trump is whipping up “hate” against the media.

You can see proof of our predictions below:

NaturalNews.com, August 10, 2018: “Censorship PURGE points to imminent false flag violence before mid-term elections… bigger than 9/11?

Counterthink.com, Aug. 10, 2018: “Censorship PURGE points to imminent FALSE FLAG violence

From time to time, I join the Alex Jones Show broadcast, often to chime in on food science, nutrition and liberty issues. In multiple broadcasts this year, Alex and I discussed the coming false flag attacks and predicted how they would be false flag attacks to be blamed on Alex Jones.

Watch the compilation video here:

Brighteon.com/5852933806001

The false flag bombings of the media were EASY to predict

These obvious false flag “pipe bomb” events showcase the stunning desperate of the left-wing media and its globalist controllers. It also reveals that they now believe they are going to lose the mid-term elections, otherwise they would not have invoked this desperate measure.

Importantly, the mailing of these “suspicious packages” is just the very beginning of this false flag rollout. If this narrative gets sufficient traction, the same operatives will likely escalate this to active bombings of CNN or social media tech giants.

In fact, in my Health Ranger Report podcasts, I have repeatedly predicted that false flag attacks would specifically target CNN. Here are just a few links to hear it for yourself:

Censorship a prelude to a massive FALSE FLAG event

It’s FALSE FLAG season in America

Plot to ELIMINATE TRUMP about to be triggered

See more news at FalseFlag.news.

Source: Deep state rolls out staged “bomb” attack on CNN headquarters, just as Mike Adams and Alex Jones publicly predicted on multiple video broadcasts

Over Half Of America Gets More In Welfare Than It Pays In Taxes

Authored by Ryan McMaken via The Mises Institute,

More than half of Americans receive more money in various types of government transfer payments (Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps, Social Security) than they pay in federal taxes.

According to a report released this year by the Congressional Budget Office, only the top two income quintiles in the United States pay more in taxes than they receive in government transfers.

Not surprisingly, the lowest income quintiles receive far more in transfers than they pay in taxes:

In the lowest quintile, households pay only $400 in taxes (as of 2014, the most recent data available) while receiving more than $16,000 in various types of tax-funded transfer payments.

The end result is households in the bottom three quintiles have higher incomes after taxes and transfers than they do before taxes and transfers:

The second-to-top quintile is slightly worse off after taxes and transfers, and the highest quintile is sizably worse off. In other words, the top two income quintiles are subsidizing the bottom three, and the advantage, proportionally speaking, gets larger as income goes down.

The Politics of a Majority on the Dole

The political implications of this are considerable. As Ludwig von Mises once noted, once we get to the point that a majority of the voting population receives more in benefits than it pays in taxes, then voters will demand more and more wealth be transferred to them through government programs. It will then become politically necessary to extract larger and larger amounts of wealth from a minority in order to subsidize the majority.

Market economics will become less and less popular because the voters will have realized they can — in the words of James Bovard — “vote for a living” instead of work for a living.

These findings don’t always apply at the level of the individual household, of course. In the middle quintile, especially, we’ll find some households that are indeed worse off after taxes and transfers than before. This will especially be the case for households that do not yet receive old-age benefits such as Medicare and Social Security. Those households are currently being taxed to pay for current recipients of SS and Medicare. Later, however, those households will begin to receive those benefits. And, over a lifetime, they’re likely to receive more in benefits than what they “paid in.” This notion of “paying in,” however, is pure fiction, and there is no “trust fund” for old-age benefits, and all benefits received at any given time are funded via taxation of current wage earners.

As far as politics goes, this latter fact is very important because voters receiving old-age benefits know that any significant cut in government spending and government taxation is likely to necessitate a decline in paid benefits. This is why neither major party ever seriously talks about cutting Medicare or Social Security, and why Donald Trump has even recently declared his own love for Medicare. It’s simply a redistribution of income and wealth from current wage earners to current recipients, and for most elected officials, attempting to cut these benefits would be political suicide.

At the low end, benefits more frequently take the form of “means-tested” benefits such as Medicaid and food stamps. And since these benefits are geared toward low-income earners, we naturally see more benefits going toward the lowest earners. Indeed, in the lowest quintile, market income is less than half of income after taxes and transfers.

But for many voters, the reality is this: any significant cuts in federal spending will mean less government benefits, either now or later.

(And don’t forget that the data here doesn’t even account for government employees whose “market” income is also government funded. In the case of those workers, cuts in government spending will reduce both their market income and their transfer income.)

Since many households at both the lowest end and near the middle receive more in benefits than they pay in taxes, we end up with a situation in which the voters think tax cuts don’t benefit them much — but spending cuts definitely do hurt them.

Thus, the political outcome is one in which there is plenty of political pressure to maintain spending levels — or increase them — while tax cuts aren’t as popular.

Transfer Income Is Growing as a Portion of Market Incomes

Looking at transfer incomes as a percentage of market incomes, by quintile, we find significant growth since the dot-com bust of 2001:

With the lowest quintile, transfer payments declined during the 1990’s economic expansion, and in the wake of the 1996 welfare reform. But government transfer payments grew again following the 2001-2002 recession. Transfers dipped again as the US approached the 2008 bust, and have grown sizably ever since.

Indeed, as of 2014, transfers by this measure were at an all-time high for the second-to-lowest quintile, and were near an all-time hight for the lowest quintile.

But in all quintiles, transfers have increased proportional to market income, whether due to stagnating market income or growing transfer payments. an increasing role for transfer payments can also give a false impression of overall income growth since official income numbers, as provided by federal agencies such as the Census Bureau, usually include transfer payments and other taxpayer-funded sources of income in the income data. Basically, transfer payments are padding the income data — paid for by the top income quintiles.

Perceptions Matter

Like all statistics of this sort, though, we can’t get a complete picture from this alone. This data only tells us about transfer payments — which are easy to track — and doesn’t tell us much about the many other ways that governments transfer wealth and income. For instance, we must also consider how regulations negatively impact the incomes of employees and business owners at all levels. And we must not ignore how money-supply inflation tends to hurt the poor the most, while tending to favor higher-income groups. And then there are government contracts — such as high-tech weapons contracts that tend to benefit higher income groups as well.

Ultimately, though, perceptions often matter more than the details behind the numbers. The CBO report reminds us that a great many voters receive government welfare checks of various types, and the perception is that any true cuts in spending will bring a high cost to those who have become accustomed to their taxpayer funded benefits. Ultimately, the effects on voting patters and public policy will be very real.

Source: Over Half Of America Gets More In Welfare Than It Pays In Taxes

Science Wins – Trump Administration Proposes Transgender Policy Based On Biology

Authored by Nancy Pearcey, op-ed via The Daily Caller,

The Trump administration has proposed the idea of recognizing “sex” as “biological sex” for purposes of Title IX, according to a draft memo leaked to the New York Times.

This seemingly innocuous proposal has sparked a firestorm.

First, a brief background.

Title IX prohibits discrimination “on the basis of sex” in federally funded programs. It was passed in 1972 as part of the Education Amendments Act to ensure that women have access to educational programs equivalent to men’s programs.

In 2016, the Obama administration issued a guidance letter reinterpreting “sex” to include sexual orientation and gender identity. The letter required schools to “‘treat a student’s gender identity as the student’s sex for purposes of Title IX.” This drastic reinterpretation was done without an act of Congress or even the normal rule-making process for regulations. It was clearly an act of bureaucratic overreach.

And it spurred a frenzy of disputes over trans students claiming access to spaces restricted to the opposite sex—bathrooms, locker rooms, showers, dormitories, sports teams, and so on.

Then, in 2017, the Trump administration rescinded the Obama guidelines. But it left unclear just what the law does require. Hence the administration’s current effort to provide a clear, uniform definition of the term “sex.”

The memo suggests that “the sex listed on a person’s birth certificate, as originally issued, shall constitute definitive proof of a person’s sex unless rebutted by reliable genetic evidence.” In this way, sex will be determined “on a biological basis that is clear, grounded in science, objective and administrable.”

Who could object to science and objectivity? Lots of people, apparently…

The New York Times reported the story with the overheated headline “Trump Administration Eyes Defining Transgender Out of Existence.”

Actually, no. The administration is merely saying that Title IX does not apply to trans people. No one is being defined “out of existence.” There are lots of laws that do not apply to you or me, and that fact does not deny our existence.

Jonathan Weisman, deputy Washington editor of The NYTlikewise indulged in histrionic overstatement, tweeting, “The Trump Admin has a new definition of sex that would render 1.4 million transgendered people legally nonexistent.”

Not exactly. The administration is saying that discrimination “on the basis of sex” means biological sex, not gender identity. Trans people still enjoy all the ordinary protections of other citizens, including the Bill of Rights and all other constitutional rights.

George Takei, the “Star Trek” actor, tweeted, “The Trump administration is trying to make trans people disappear by defining gender as only male and female, determined by genitalia at birth.”

Come back to earth, Mr. Takei. The administration is not trying to make people “disappear.” The fact is that Title IX was originally intended to apply to biological sex — which, by the way, is established not at birth but long before birth. Most parents use ultrasound to discover their babies’ sex before they are born.

Planned Parenthood panicked, tweeting, “This is horrifying. These inhumane, cruel, and discriminatory policies are dangerous.” (Ironic, considering that words like “inhumane” and “cruel” describe what Planned Parenthood itself does — tearing apart tiny babies.)

In reality, the current administration is seeking to correct the Obama administration’s overreach. The lawmakers who passed Title IX in 1972 did not mean sexual orientation and gender identity. They wanted to protect women’s rights. Period.

Ironically, Obama’s reinterpretation had precisely the opposite outcome. It undercut women’s rights by reducing biological sex to a social construct.

Trans ideologues say what counts are not objective facts but subjective feelings. They insist that people with penises and prostate glands are “women” if they feel like women. Or that people with uteruses are “men” if they feel like men. That’s why we see misleading headlines like “Man Gives Birth to Healthy Baby” (in reality, a woman living as a man whose female biology is still intact).

The problem is that if we can no longer define women by objective, scientific criteria, then we can no longer legally protect women as a class. We cannot legally protect a category of people if we cannot identify that category.

Private feelings are important, but public law must be based on scientific facts.

 

Source: Science Wins – Trump Administration Proposes Transgender Policy Based On Biology

Senator Obama Called Undocumented Migrants ‘Illegal Immigrants,’ ‘Illegals’ Disrespectful of U.S. Law

Then-Senator Barack Obama in 2005 (Screenshot)

“We all agree on the need to better secure the borders and to punish employers that choose to hire illegal immigrants,” then-Senator Barack Obama (D-Illinois) declared back on Dec. 15, 2005.

Obama also repeatedly referred to those who sneak into the country as “illegal” – a term now shunned and condemned by today’s liberal media and politicians – during his Senate speech decrying their “disrespect” and “disregard” for the rule of law:

  • “We all agree on the need to better secure the borders and to punish employers that choose to hire illegal immigrants.”
  • “We need a guest worker program to replace the flood of illegals with a regulated stream of legals who enter the United States after checks and with access to labor rights.”
  • “Those who enter the country illegally, and those who employ them, disrespect the rule of law, and they are showing disregard for those who are following the law.”
  • “We simply cannot allow people to pour into the United States, undetected, undocumented, unchecked and circumventing the line of people who are waiting patiently, diligently, lawfully to become immigrants in this country.”
  • “American employers also need to take responsibility. Too often, illegal immigrants are lured here on the promise of a job, only to receive unconscionably low wages.”
  • “We need to start by giving agencies charged with border security new technology, new facilities, and more people to stop, process and deport illegal immigrants.”

In addition to ensuring “strong border protection at the borders,” America needs to institute “a virtual border,” Obama said:

“We need strong border security at the borders, but we also need a virtual border – that is created by employers having to check to see if these people genuinely are legally in this country and should be working.”

https://www.mrctv.org/videos/obama-2005-illegal-aliens-disrespect-rule-law

Source: Senator Obama Called Undocumented Migrants ‘Illegal Immigrants,’ ‘Illegals’ Disrespectful of U.S. Law

October 24 Daily Help

“WHO can lay anything to the charge of God’s Elect?” Most blessed challenge! How unanswerable it is! Every sin of the elect was laid upon the great Champion of our salvation, and by the atonement carried away. There is no sin in God’s book against His people. When the guilt of sin was taken away, the punishment of sin was removed. For the Christian there is no stroke from God’s angry hand—nay, not so much as a single frown of justice. The believer may be chastised by his Father, but God the Judge has nothing to say to the Christian, except “I have absolved thee: thou art acquitted.”[1]


[1] Spurgeon, C. H. (1892). Daily Help (p. 301). Baltimore: R. H. Woodward & Company.

Suspicious Package Mailed To Joel Osteen Found To Contain Bible

HOUSTON, TX—A suspicious package mailed to Joel Osteen and intercepted by Lakewood Church security was found to contain a copy of the Christian Bible, sources confirmed Wednesday.

“We noticed right away the package didn’t feel right,” said Lakewood’s head of security. “It was about the right weight to contain the 66 books of the Bible, and sure enough, there it was.” A special Bible squad was called in to extract the package from the premises and dispose of it, making sure Osteen remained safe from the knowledge of the gospel.

Osteen stated he had a “bad feeling” when he went into the office this morning and began hissing, “It burnss ussss!” about the time the suspicious package was delivered to Lakewood’s mail room. “I usually have a really positive feeling, but hoo boy—I just knew something wasn’t right when I went into work this morning. I’m glad my security team is on top of things.”

Several prosperity gospel preachers decried the attempted terrorism. “This is not how we deal with each other civilly in this country,” said Creflo Dollar. “Mailing one of us Word-Faith teachers a copy of the Bibles is simply beyond the pale.” Benny Hinn agreed, and also claimed to have received a MacArthur Study Bible in the mail several weeks ago. “I still have the singe marks on my hands,” he said.

At publishing time, a coalition of conservative Bible scholars had suggested the Bible-mailing was simply a false flag operation.

Source: Suspicious Package Mailed To Joel Osteen Found To Contain Bible

Alexander: Democrats’ Midterm Platform: Fear, Anger, Hatred, and Division

The Democrats are systematically disuniting America and giving rise to leftist mob rule.

“The influence of your personal character moderates the divisions of political parties…” —George Washington (1789)

In his extraordinarily forward-looking 1796 “Farewell Address,” President George Washington recommended for our “solemn contemplation” and “frequent review, some sentiments which are the result of much reflection” and “which appears to me all important to the permanency of your felicity as a people.”

Among the most notable advice he offered was a warning about the danger of those who would seek to divide the nation in order to empower their own partisan interests. He noted that the “love of power and proneness to abuse it” would result in “cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled” political leaders who would “organize faction; to give it an artificial and extraordinary force; to put in the place of the delegated will of the nation, the will of a party.”

He warned that their “foolish compliances of ambition, corruption, or infatuation” would “usurp the applause and confidence of the people to surrender their interests,” and that we should “distrust the patriotism of those who, in any quarter, may endeavor to weaken” our nation’s bonds.

Here, Washington’s advice is as enduring as his legacy. The current partisan political tensions are more troubling than in any period since the 1960s, and his words are applicable.

The unanticipated election of Donald Trump in 2016 resulted in the rapid disintegration of the tenor and tone of discourse between Republicans and Democrats. Given the latter’s rapid transformation from a once-proud political party into an unhinged socialist camp, the systemic assault on Liberty has never been as organized, well-funded, and targeted as it is today. Nor did it ever have the tacit approval of a major political party.

The level of incivility and confrontation has entered very dangerous territory, but the fomenting of fear, anger, hatred, and division is the Left’s only political play to consolidate its identity-politics constituency.

The most recent manifestation of the Democrats’ politics of disunity was the emergence of toxic feminist mobs incited by their Demo-gogue leaders to protest the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. These protests are an indication of how very adept Democrats, in collusion with their Leftmedia machine, have become at fostering deep discontent among many Americans.

To date, the Left’s most successful model for achieving disunity has been to utilize race-bait hustlers who promote “black privilege” but who actually don’t think black lives matter beyond their usefulness as voter constituency pawns.

Democrat strategists are now effectively applying that model to foment discontent among their largest voter constituency, women. And just as they’ve done with black voters, Beltway Democrats are operating on the assumption that female voters are equally susceptible to being duped. Recent polling research bears out the Left’s angry-female-voter strategy. More than 60% of leftists are inclined to protest, versus only 21% of conservatives. However, 43% of women report being interested in taking to the streets versus only 28% of men.

“This is what Democrats do,” said Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel. “They try and divide our country. They try and incite anger.” She also referenced Democrat intent with their target constituents: “Let’s make women so angry,” they say.

Even Democrat Party Chairman Tom Perez thinks most of his constituents are idiots.

Beyond the heated rhetoric of feminist protests, there are increasingly violent confrontations by leftists.

The latest manifestation of the Left’s new benchmark for hatred emerged with the so-called “antifa movement” of masked and violent “anti-fascist” fascists. This mob is a malignant new strain from the ranks of Barack Obama’s repugnant 2011 Red October uprising by the “useful idiots” of Occupy Wall Street.

By contrast, it’s notable that the only mass political movement to emerge on the Right in the last two decades was the Tea Party movement, a confederation of grassroots American Patriots who gathered in peace — and always cleaned up after themselves.

Consider the calm and civilized behavior of the Tea Party versus the Trump Derangement Syndrome mobs we’re now witnessing on the Left. This growing epidemic of cognitive dissonance is likely to grow even worse in the coming years.

The Trump administration has already built a considerable record of economic achievements benefiting Americans across the board, and Trump has promised to build on that record if Republicans maintain the House and Senate in the upcoming midterm elections.

Democrats, on the other hand, have come up empty-handed in terms of thoughtful policy proposals. All House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) offer is hate and disunity to hold their constituency together.

The most violent leftist assault to date was in June 2017, when one of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’s socialist sycophants attempted to murder a field of Republicans.

Last week, Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA), who narrowly survived that assault, warned against the growing intensity of hateful leftist rhetoric, including that from Hillary Clinton, who declared, “You cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for. … The only thing that the Republicans seem to recognize and respect is strength.”

By “strength,” Clinton was clearly advocating confrontation, whenever and wherever possible.

This follows the Demos’ thematic call for public confrontation by Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), including Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) encouraging agitators to “get up in [their] face” and former Obama Attorney General Eric Holder questioning the legitimacy of the Supreme Court and telling his minions to “kick” those with whom they disagree politically.

But the fear, hate, and disunity we are witnessing today was seeded by Obama. Recall his presidential edict to “argue with [Republicans] and get in their face.” And it was Obama who asserted, “If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun.” Of course, he was a disciple of hate.

Regarding the latest leftist assaults on those with differing views, Rep. Scalise notes: “A healthy, strong democracy is not possible if anyone lives in fear of expressing their views. In America, we win battles at the ballot box, not through mob rule or intimidation. While it’s clear many Democrats refuse to accept the election of President Trump, if they want change, they need to convince people with their ideas and actually win elections, rather than call for violent resistance, harassment, and mob rule.”

But again, “We Hate Trump” is the only platform Democrats have, and fomenting fear, anger, hatred, and division is all they offer.

It’s no coincidence that the title of the new book by The Washington Post’s non compos mentis associate editor Bob Woodward is Fear: Trump in the White House.

Predictably, the Post, which is the plaything of Trump-hating leftist mega-billionaire Jeff Bezos, who’s also a charter member of the “Archenemies of Liberty Club,” offered accolades for Woodward’s book and served as the launchpad for the Left’s “fear crazy Trump” campaign ahead of the midterms.

Not surprisingly, however, WaPo and other Leftmedia outlets have been quick to jump on any Republican remark deemed to advocate violence. Case in point would be Trump’s acknowledgment at a Montana rally last week of a 2017 confrontation between Republican Rep. Greg Gianforte and an obnoxious Guardian reporter. “And by the way,” said Trump, “never wrestle him, you understand that? Never. Any guy that can do a body slam, he’s my guy.”

In a New York nanosecond, Trump’s throwaway remark prompted this response from the White House Correspondents’ Association: “All Americans should recoil from the president’s praise for a violent assault on a reporter doing his Constitutionally protected job. This amounts to the celebration of a crime by someone sworn to uphold our laws and an attack on the First Amendment by someone who has solemnly pledged to defend it.”

Meanwhile, their response to all the leftist promotion of violent confrontation: Zzzzzzzzzzzzz.

Of the Democrats’ hate-filled rhetoric, noted Hoover Institution fellow Shelby Steele concludes: “The Left is still stalked by obsolescence. There is simply not enough menace to service its demands for power. The voices that speak for the left have never been less convincing. It is hard for people to see the menace that drives millionaire football players to kneel before the flag. And then there is the failure of virtually every program the left has ever espoused — welfare, public housing, school busing, affirmative action, diversity programs, and so on. For the American left today, the indulgence in hate is a death rattle.”

Unfortunately, at the current rate of Demo decomposition, the tenor of their awful rhetoric will cause outlier constituents to emerge from their ratholes and take to harassing members of Congress in restaurants and elsewhere. Unfortunately, we’re likely to see more violence, possibly even more targeting of members of Congress and the Judiciary for assassination, before the hate subsides.


Footnote: October surprise? There were packages with materials appearing to be homemade explosive devices delivered to the home of leftist billionaire George Soros and CNN’s headquarters in New York. Additionally, two suspicious packages containing “potential explosive devices,” addressed to the Clintons and Obamas, were intercepted at Secret Service mail-filtering centers. Other Democrats have been targeted with suspicious packages, as well, and more are sure to turn up.

It is noteworthy that the Soros and CNN devices did not detonate, for reasons the FBI and ATF are investigating. This calls into question whether the devices were intended to detonate or merely to make headlines. While the Left does not have exclusive rights to violent anarchists, the timing of these device deliveries is questionable. They could have been sent by a leftist anarchist in an effort to support the election of Democrats in the midterm elections.

Three weeks ago, packages testing positive for a deadly toxin, ricin, were sent to Pentagon officials and the White House. A similar “white powder” envelope was intercepted en route to a Republican senator. A Utah man was arrested in connection with the Pentagon and White House packages.

Semper Vigilans Fortis Paratus et Fidelis
Pro Deo et Libertate — 1776

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Witches Hex Kavanaugh, Trump; Americans Welcome Halloween — David Fiorazo

Last weekend, organizers in New York hosted an event for actual witches to put a hex on Supreme Court Justice, Brett Kavanaugh; the latest in the Halloween movie series made a killing at theaters, and Americans will spend $9 billion this year on the controversial holiday.

What’s with our fascination with death, the supernatural, witches, zombies, and the occult? What about Halloween? Should we take the history and meaning of the tradition seriously or is it harmless and innocent? And why should we care about the practice of hexes and casting spells?

To some, it’s a game while others are seriously trying to harm people, and today’s witches are getting organized. Their Facebook group is 13,000-strong, and since the 2016 presidential election, witches have apparently been casting spells in attempts to “Bind Trump.” Christianity and Judaism regard the practicing of witchcraft, astrology, and the occult as very real – and very demonic.

The Left has unraveled as some in the #MeToo movement have now joined the radical feminist wing of political activists as we approach Mid-term elections. Since they didn’t get their way in the Kavanaugh ‘Witch Trial’ (Supreme Court nomination hearings) a few weeks ago, a ritual was held to hex the new Supreme Court Justice.

The spell was livestreamed on Facebook and Instagram on Saturday, and organizers at the Catland occult shop in Brooklyn said the hex was an act of resistance.

Their plan was to place:

“a public hex on Brett Kavanaugh, upon all rapists, and the patriarchy at large which emboldens, rewards and protects them,”

A hex on the patriarchy at large? This rebellion against God as Father and Creator denies the natural, divine order of things. The spirituality behind today’s feminism includes the quest for power over men, the goal to overthrow male leadership in society, and a belief that every woman possesses an internal god.

New Age proponents teach that Wicca, paganism, and witchcraft are all centered on a religion involving the mystery and sexuality of the female. To accomplish dominance in society, they must invoke certain spirits to help destroy the Judeo-Christian religions which are led by rabbis, pastors, and priests.

Not surprisingly, the black magic occult ritual aimed at Justice Kavanaugh was also a fundraiser. Organizers said money raised is going to charity, to an LGBTQ youth center, and to Planned Parenthood, America’s richest abortion provider, receiving $545 million in taxpayer funding each year.

There’s even a pagan political organization called WitchTheVote that focuses on feminist causes like child sacrifice – uh, I mean, abortion. Molech would be pleased.

Jesus came to offer us life in Him; Satan came to bring death and destruction. Don’t think the spirit behind the abortion industry is evil? Just look up Margaret Sanger and eugenics, or watch our expose on #Gosnell from last week.

These emboldened witches have built communities online by attracting followers by presenting a glorified, softer female face to the Wiccan movement. They now openly practice the Craft, and there are young people following their example and looking up details on how to gain power and cast spells.

According to Pew Research, the number of Wiccans and pagans in the U.S. has grown to over 1.5 million. From an estimated 8,000 Wiccans in the early 1990s, the number of practitioners then jumped to 340,000 in 2008. It’s hard to ignore the massive influence Harry Potter books and movies had during that time. Today the numbers of [admitted] occult practitioners is five times higher.

In a Newsweek article five years ago called, “Hexing and Texting,” one college professor admits we’re in the middle of an occult revival, and kids are not just wearing black lipstick, nail polish, and dark clothes while merely watching witches hex each other on movie and TV screens; they’re practicing it themselves. Some young women turn to tarot cards and astrology when things get difficult in life. If only they would turn to the Maker of the stars and read the truths in the living Word instead!

Just on Amazon, kids can find nearly 2,000 books on witchcraft, and hundreds of websites are dedicated to selling it specifically to children. Millions of public school kids have heard readings from Harry Potter books, watched the movies during class, and have even discussed details of casting spells. Some schools have Harry Potter curriculum options.

With the help of Hollywood, occult proponents have effectively repackaged witchcraft by promoting not only spiritual power, but ‘free thought’ and ‘understanding of earth and nature.’” Demonic ideas are now presented as glamorous and exciting – kind of like the thrill we seek with certain Halloween celebrations. The bottom line is witchcraft has become one of the fastest-growing religions in the U.S.

You might be thinking, ‘now wait just a minute. Wicca and witchcraft is a religion?’

The Church of the Wicca (Wiccan Interfaith Council International) describes itself as a “nonprofit religious, educational, and charitable organization” holding a 501(c)(3) status with the federal government as a “church or conventions or association of churches.” Yup, they’re tax exempt.

Public schools openly discriminate by allowing anything except biblical Christianity. Given current trends toward godlessness in an increasingly postmodern society, the rejection of Christianity continues to leave a void that must be filled with something. The promotion of the LGBTQ movement as normal and natural has influenced millions of American children; interest in the occult has also filled the gap.

From the Harry Potter and Twilight series, children have learned about demons, werewolves, vampires, magic, spell casting, levitation, animal sacrifices, astral projection, crystal gazing, and communing with dead souls.

For decades now, schools have not allowed truth about Jesus Christ, the only living God, and Christianity to be taught or promoted, even though they openly accept many ideas from and references to:

Atheism, Humanism, evolution, environmental extremism (earth worship), Buddhism, Islam, and of course the religion of Wicca – the practice of witchcraft.

With young and old alike falling for false gods, idols, and religions, it’s no wonder the Christian faith has taken a hit. To add to disturbing findings which should alarm Christian parents, according to Pew, the percentage of people ages 18–29 who “never doubt the existence of God” has fallen to just 67 percent. Ten years ago, it was 81 percent. (Remember, kids today begin doubting God during middle school years!)

I don’t mean to oversimplify part of the explanation, but over the past few decades, it is hard to ignore the glorification of zombies, vampires, death, the occult, and the supernatural. Witchcraft has gone mainstream; casting spells is cool, black magic is exciting, fortune telling is fun, and killing zombies is sport.

But there’s more. According to Market Watch, the psychic services industry is now worth approximately $2 billion.

The apostle John tells us every spirit that does not confess Jesus Christ is not from God (1 John 4:3). And Malachi 3:5 states, “Then I will draw near to you for judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers and against the adulterers and against those who swear falsely.”

The modern spirits behind the ideas, practices, and products of Hollywood and the gaming industry certainly are not acknowledging Jesus as Lord and God. Witchcraft is satanic, and is a counterfeit of the power available to believers through the Holy Spirit.

There are clear warnings in Scripture about everything from astrology and fortune telling to casting spells and sorcery:

There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, one who uses divination, one who practices witchcraft, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer, 11 or one who casts a spell, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead. 12 For whoever does these things is detestable to the Lord; Deuteronomy 18:10-12

This brings us to Halloween. Does the history behind the holiday matter and is it detestable to God? Is it harmless or, like witchcraft, is it something we should avoid? Christians in America continue to debate the issue.

Halloween is a combination of pagan superstition and traditions associated with witchcraft and the occult. Its roots can be traced back about 2,000 years to the Celts of Europe, who occupied parts of Ireland, the UK, and northern France. It was a pagan festival called “Samhain” during which the dead were honored and sacrifices of animals and crops were made to appease the spirits.

Death is a reality for all mankind and a tragic result of sin and should not be celebrated. But we just love to be entertained and scared. For example, forty years after the original Halloween movie came out, the 2018 version just sliced up the box office with a $77 million dollar opening weekend. The National Retail Federation estimates we’ll spend a whopping $9 billion this Halloween, with $3.2 billion of that being spent on costumes.

The retail industry may love Halloween, but many police officers and insurance companies dread it. Evil acts such as vandalism, fires, destructive pranks, sacrifices, glorification of sensuality, death, and demons are in strong opposition to the Holy Spirit.

There is a living God that exists and is sovereign over all He created. He has authority over all powers in the universe, and He is a personal Being of infinite love, wisdom, and power.

Entertainment can open us up to demonic spirits and move us away from the truth of Jesus Christ. Satan will take every opportunity to fill us with the things of this world as he masquerades as an angel of light, which is why Christians must be discerning and guard our hearts.

The Bible teaches that God is light and in Him, there is no darkness at all. Spiritual warfare is not a game, and we need to guard our hearts. Witchcraft is real, and it’s a sad state of our culture that the godless are now open about demonic practices.

Article and video originally published by Freedom Project Media

Photo image: The Sun, UK

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