Daily Archives: November 3, 2018

NOVEMBER 3 IS THE CHURCH WEARY?

In this the children of God are manifest.

1 John 3:10

As Christian believers, we stand together in the evangelical faith—the historical faith of our fathers. Yet, we must confess that many congregations seem bogged down with moral boredom and life weariness.

The church is tired, discouraged and unastonished—Christ seems to belong to yesterday.

The prophetic teachers have projected everything into the dim future where it is beyond our reach—unavailable! They have dispensationalized us into a state of spiritual poverty—and they have left us there!

But regardless of such teachers, the course of spiritual victory is clear; let us trust what the Word of God continues to say to us!

The Scriptures are open and plain. Jesus Christ is our Savior and Lord. He is our great High Priest, alive and ministering for us today. His person, His power and His grace are the same—without change, yesterday, today and forever!

Lord, Your Church is the only hope for this world. My prayer is that the Church will continue to aggressively pursue the fight against evil in this present age.[1]


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

Soros Partners With Mastercard To Hand Out Money To Migrants

Billionaire investor George Soros has repeatedly denied rumors that he is helping to finance the migrant caravans making their way up from Honduras and Guatemala through Mexico with the ultimate aim of reaching the US.

But that’s about to change, as the “Open Society” founder – who famously financed much of the opposition to Trump SCOTUS pick Brett Kavanaugh – is now partnering with Mastercard to hand out money (in the form of ‘investment capital’) to migrants, refugees and “others struggling within their communities worldwide,” according to Reuters. Through their partnership, Soros is effectively providing open financial support for migrants and refugees seeking to enter the US and Europe.

The partnership between Soros and Mastercard, which they are calling Humanity Ventures, is the result of a pledge that Soros made in September to spend $500 million to address “the challenges facing migrants and refugees.”

In a statement, Soros and Mastercard declared that government aid programs haven’t been enough to solve the issues facing refugees, suggesting that this is a problem that only the private sector can solve.

Migrants are often forced into lives of despair in their host communities because they cannot gain access to financial, healthcare and government services,” Soros said.

“Our potential investment in this social enterprise, coupled with Mastercard’s ability to create products that serve vulnerable communities, can show how private capital can play a constructive role in solving social problems,” he added.

Right away, Soros plans to spend $50 million to provide “scaleable” health-care and education solutions. He intends to ‘invest’ the money in businesses founded by migrants.

“Humanity Ventures is intended to be profitable so as to stimulate involvement from other businesspeople,” Soros said.

“We also hope to establish standards of practice to ensure that investments are not exploitative of the vulnerable communities we intend to serve.”

Soros has said that he would prefer ‘Humanity Ventures’ to be profitable to attract “other businesspeople”, it’s unclear how, exactly, he plans to earn anything approaching a reasonable rate of return by handing out risk free loans to migrants and refugees.

This comes after Master Card back in 2016 admitted that it has handed out prepaid debit cards to migrants and refugees traveling through Europe, something the company did with the explicit blessing of the European Union and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.

Perhaps MSNBC and other liberals who blindly claim that Soros and his network of non-profits aren’t providing financial assistance to migrants approaching the US should consider this before they continue with their denials.

Source: Soros Partners With Mastercard To Hand Out Money To Migrants

Good, Bad, and Ugly for November 3, 2018 — The Watchman’s Bagpipes

The Good:
Did Jesus Approve of Homosexuality? The answer is, of course, no he did not. Be sure to read the 5 sermons by Pastor Don Green to which this article links.
A great article debunking the whole Mariolatry of the Roman Catholic Church.
Good, concise analysis of “The Message.”
I’ve known that “Holy Ghost” in old English (e.g., KJV) wasn’t as accurate as “Holy Spirit,” but I never knew why.  Now I know!
Great reference source to articles about the KJV Only movement.
The Bad and/or Ugly
The Pope really, really needs to butt out of politics/social gospel and stick to his RCC, which needs a whole lot of correction and cleaning up! The “migrants” are an invading army — PERIOD!
Roman Catholic colleges need to be held accountable by the Roman Catholic Church. Having perversions as entertainment SHOULD go against Catholic teachings.
You can’t make this stuff up!
And you can’t make this stuff up, either!
Nor can you make this stuff up.
The previous three examples are what the apostate “church” looks like. They are not Christian assemblies, and their leaders are satanic wolves.
Then there are the many “churches” who decide to be part of the world for Halloween. Instead of just ignoring the day they have to behave as everyone else!  While reading this article, take a look at what the Church by the Glades has been preaching on— proving again that it is not a church of Christ, but rather a goat-pen for the ignorant. (A closer look at Church by the Glades and their satanic celebration can be found here.)
The abject heresy of the Anglican Church; an Imam preaching a sermon.

 

Please educate yourself in God’s Word, and use discernment.  The devil is certainly prowling for your loyalty.

via Good, Bad, and Ugly — The Watchman’s Bagpipes

Pope Encourages Migrant Horde to “Pile Up” at American Border — Pulpit & Pen

[Daily Wire] As the midterm elections loom several days away, Pope Francis has expressed his support for the 14,000 people in the migrant caravan headed for the United States southern border.

According to Vatican documents, Pope Francis expressed his support for the caravan on Monday while addressing the participants of the XV General Chapter of the Congregation of the Missionaries of San Carlo.

Much of the [Pope’s] speech focused on the virtue of welcoming the stranger and how nations need to foster this virtue or risk their own demise.

“It’s easier to welcome a stranger than to be welcomed, and you have to do both,” said Pope Francis. “You must teach, help welcome the stranger, and give all the possibilities to the nations that have everything or enough to use these four words that you have said. How to welcome a foreigner.”

Pope Francis noted how he was such a stranger with his family in Argentina, which he held up as an example. “Argentina has this experience of welcoming because there was work and it was also needed. And Argentina — for my experience — is a cocktail of migratory waves,” he said.

Such a policy, Pope Francis says, is a social good because migrants “build a country.”

“Migrants build a country; how they built Europe,” Pope Francis said. “Because Europe was not born this way, Europe has been made by many waves of migration over the centuries.”

Should a nation reject migrants out of its own “well-being,” Pope Francis said that would be “suicidal,” noting Europe’s demographic winter which is the result of a secularized continent that largely rejects Church teaching on sexuality.

He later held up the “caravan traveling from Honduras to the United States’ as an example of migrants moving together in a “community.” He does not acknowledge that such a migratory wave reduces individuals into a crowd, making it difficult for government agencies to properly vet the people flowing into the country. It’s as if the sight of a person moving as just another member in a faceless crowd rather than a divine individual is something beautiful to behold.

Another phenomenon of migrants – let’s think of the caravan that goes from Honduras to the United States – is to pile up . The migrant usually tries to go in groups. Sometimes it has to go alone, but it is normal to pile up, because we feel stronger in migration. And there is the community. In football there is the possibility of a ‘free agent,’ that can move according to the opportunities, but from you there is no possibility, the ‘free agent’ from you fail. Always the community. Always in the community, because your vocation is precisely for migrants who pile up. Feel migrants. Feel, yes, migrants facing needs, migrants before the Lord, migrants among you. And for this the need to pile up.

Continue reading at the Daily Wire

[Editor’s Note: This was written by Paul Bois and first posted at Daily Wire. The title was changed by Pupit & Pen]

via Pope Encourages Migrant Horde to “Pile Up” at American Border — Pulpit & Pen

NOVEMBER 3 THE INNER SANCTUM

Behold I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.

—Revelation 3:20

One of the most liberating declarations in the New Testament is this:

The true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. (John 4:23-24)

Here the nature of worship is shown to be wholly spiritual. True religion is removed from diet and days, from garments and ceremonies, and placed where it belongs—in the union of the spirit of men with the Spirit of God.

From man’s standpoint the most tragic loss suffered in the Fall was the vacating of this inner sanctum by the Spirit of God. At the far-in hidden center of man’s being is a bush fitted to be the dwelling place of the Triune God. There God planned to rest and glow with moral and spiritual fire. Man by his sin forfeited this indescribably wonderful privilege and must now dwell there alone. For so intimately private is the place that no creature can intrude; no one can enter but Christ, and He will enter only by the invitation of faith. MDP004-005

Lord Jesus, enter the inner sanctum of my heart, I pray. Come in and fill me with Your holy fire, that I might uniquely sense Your presence today. Amen. [1]


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

Worldview and Apologetics in the News for November 3, 2018

Book Review: ‘Walking Through Twilight: A Wife’s Illness — A Philosopher’s Lament’ by Doug Groothuis

When Jewish Blood is Shed

10 Reasons to Believe God Exists

Don Lemon Said What About White Men?

Book Review: Scripture, Ethics, and the Possibility of Same-Sex Relationships by Karen Keen

Intelligent Design and Common Descent

When Adolescents Give Up Pot, Their Cognition Quickly Improves

Jordan Peterson tackles gender roles: Don’t ‘socialize little boys to be more like little girls’

Pakistan: 11,000 Muslims in protests against acquittal of Christian “blasphemer,” demand public hanging

Why Does the Mainstream Media Continue to Ignore These Mass Christian Executions?

Same-sex couple carries same ‘miracle’ baby in what may be fertility world first

The Briefing with Al Mohler- Same-sex IVFA baby ‘carried’ by two different mothers? Why a new IVF technology is the ultimate manipulation of the reproductive process

Courage and Godspeed,

Chad
Last week’s edition is here.

Source: Worldview and Apologetics in the News

November 3 Paul’s Care for the Church

For God is my witness, how greatly I long for you all with the affection of Jesus Christ.

Philippians 1:8

The apostle Paul treated believers with a gracious and tender spirit—he often tempered commands with genuine expressions of love for the people. He had a special place in his heart for the Philippian church. He addressed those believers as his “beloved and longed–for brethren” (Phil. 4:1).

He manifested his love in his desire to remain with them for their “progress and joy in the faith”(1:25). Indeed Paul was willing to be offered “on the sacrifice and service of [their] faith” (2:17). And only the Philippian believers had “shared with [him] concerning giving and receiving” (4:15), which also reveals his special bond with them.

Paul was a logician and theologian without equal—his intellectual capacity was staggering—but he was also endowed with a tremendous capacity to love people. Your ministry can be effective only when you love people.[1]


[1] MacArthur, J. (2001). Truth for today : a daily touch of God’s grace (p. 332). Nashville, Tenn.: J. Countryman.

Trump Challenges Dems on Kavanaugh Accuser’s Admission She Made It All Up: Where Are You?

Where are they?

Where are the Democrats on a woman’s recent admission that she made up all of her charges of rape against now-Justice Brett Kavanaugh?

The woman has admitted she never even met Kavanaugh — ever.

This is what President Donald Trump wants to know — as do scores of American citizens across the country.

Related: Woman Who Claims Kavanaugh Raped Her Now Admits She Never Even Met Him

On Saturday, Trump challenged those on the Left to speak up — to make some comment, say something — after Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), chairman of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, referred to the Department of Justice and the FBI for criminal prosecution a woman for making “materially false statements” after she clearly and wrongly accused Justice Brett Kavanaugh of raping her.

“A vicious accuser of Justice Kavanaugh has just admitted that she was lying, her story was totally made up, or FAKE!” Trump tweeted on Saturday.

“Can you imagine if he didn’t become a Justice of the Supreme Court because of her disgusting False Statements. What about the others? Where are the Dems on this?”

Here is Trump’s tweet from Saturday morning, posted just after 9:30 a.m.:

In a detailed letter made public on Friday, Grassley referred the woman — Judy Munro-Leighton of Kentucky — to authorities after his office said she alleged that Kavanaugh and a friend had raped her in the backseat of a car.

That’s a story that she now admits she made up out of whole cloth.

Back in September, a so-called “Jane Doe” letter made its way to the offices of Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), who is a member of the judiciary committee.

Investigators later asked Kavanaugh about the allegations — and he vehemently denied such a thing ever occurred. He called the charges a “crock” and a “farce.”

Other women also claimed Kavanaugh had committed sexual misconduct against them — most prominently, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, a California psychologist — but Kavanaugh immediately and consistently denied such things ever occurred.

Related: Who Is Christine Blasey Ford? Six Things You Must Know

Democrats “promised” they would continue to investigate some of the claims against Kavanaugh, as Fox News also noted.

After looking into the claims of “Jane Doe,” investigators ultimately determined Munro-Leighton to be a left-wing activist.

She’s also decades older than Kavanaugh — and lives in Kentucky.

She admitted openly that she has never met Kavanaugh.

In addition to Trump’s tweet about the developments, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway tweeted this weekend that “those who imbued her [the accuser] with automatic credibility share her shame in trying to destroy a decent man.”

And as one LifeZette reader noted astutely on Facebook on Saturday, “Even our local news is biased. They interview the Dems running for office [in the 2018 midterms] and ignore the GOP. There is not a word of this on our local stations. I avoid them like I avoid all the other fake news when they try to report national news because they only tell you it the way they want you to think it. Guess they think Americans don’t have a brain. We are slowly catching on, though.”

Late on Friday, Grassley sent a letter to the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation about the “fabricated allegations” received by the committee — and referred the individual for criminal prosecution.

“As you know, the Senate Judiciary Committee processed the nomination of Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh to serve as an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States, leading to his eventual confirmation on October 6, 2018,” the letter says early on, in part.

“As part of that process, the Committee has investigated various allegations made against Judge Kavanaugh. The Committee’s investigation has involved communicating with numerous individuals claiming to have relevant information. While many of those individuals have provided the Committee information in good faith, it unfortunately appears some have not … I am writing to refer Ms. Judy Munro-Leighton for investigation of potential violations of 18 U.S.C. §§ 1001 (materially false statements) and 1505 (obstruction), for materially false statements she made to the Committee during the course of the Committee’s investigation.”

Late on Friday, Grassley sent a letter to the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation about the “fabricated allegations” received by the committee — and referred the individual for criminal prosecution.

The letter continued, “On September 25, 2018, staffers for Senator [Kamala] Harris [of California], a Committee member, referred an undated handwritten letter to Committee investigators that her California office had received signed under the alias ‘Jane Doe’ from Oceanside, California. The letter contained highly graphic sexual-assault accusations against Judge Kavanaugh.”

“The anonymous accuser alleged that Justice Kavanaugh and a friend,” the letter continued, “had raped her ‘several times each’ in the backseat of a car. In addition to being from an anonymous accuser, the letter listed no return address, failed to provide any time frame, and failed to provide any location — beyond an automobile — in which these alleged incidents took place.”

“Regardless, Committee staff quickly began investigating the claims as part of the broader investigation, hindered by the limited information provided. On September 26, 2018, Committee staff questioned Judge Kavanaugh about these allegations in a transcribed interview conducted under penalty of felony,” the letter continued.

Eventually, as the full letter made clear, the accuser — by then identified as Judy Munro-Leighton — admitted the whole thing was a hoax done for “attention.”

“Under questioning by Committee investigators,” the letter continued.

Related: Kavanaugh Turned Down Thousands of Dollars of GoFundMe Money, While Blasey Ford Hits Paydirt

“Ms. Munro-Leighton admitted, contrary to her prior claims, that she had not been sexually assaulted by Judge Kavanaugh and was not the author of the original ‘Jane Doe’ letter. When directly asked by Committee investigators if she was, as she had claimed, the ‘Jane Doe’ from Oceanside, California, who had sent the letter to Senator Harris, she admitted: ‘No, no, no. I did that as a way to grab attention. I am not Jane Doe … but I did read Jane Doe’s letter. I read the transcript of the call to your Committee … I saw it online. It was news.”

She further said, as the Grassley letter indicated, “that (1) she ‘just wanted to get attention’; (2) ‘it was a tactic’; and (3) ‘that was just a ploy.’”

His letter also noted, “In short, during the Committee’s time-sensitive investigation of allegations against Judge Kavanaugh, Ms. Munro-Leighton submitted a fabricated allegation, which diverted Committee resources.”

Source: Trump Challenges Dems on Kavanaugh Accuser’s Admission She Made It All Up: Where Are You?

2nd Kavanaugh Accuser Admits She Lied; Referred For Criminal Prosecution; Kamala’s Office Involved

A Kentucky woman who accused Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh of rape has been referred to the Department of Justice after she admitted that she lied.

The woman, Judy Munro-Leighton, took credit for contacting the office of Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) as “Jane Doe” from Oceanside, California. Jane Doe claimed – without naming a time or place – that Kavanaugh and a friend raped her “several times each” in the backseat of a car. Harris referred the letter to the committee for investigation.

“They forced me to go into the backseat and took 2 turns raping me several times each. They dropped me off 3 two blocks from my home,” wrote Munro-Leighton, claiming that the pair told her “No one will believe if you tell. Be a good girl.”

Kavanaugh was questioned on September 26 about the allegation, to which he unequivocally stated: “[T]he whole thing is ridiculous. Nothing ever — anything like that, nothing… [T]he whole thing is just a crock, farce, wrong, didn’t happen, not anything close.”

The next week, Munro-Leighton sent an email to the Judiciary committee claiming to be Jane Doe from Oceanside, California – reiterating her claims of a “vicious assault” which she said she knew “will get no media attention.”

Upon investigation, the Judiciary Committee investigators found that Munro-Leighton was a left wing activist who is decades older than Judge Kavanaugh, who lives in Kentucky. When Committee investigators contacted her, she backpedaled on her claim of being the original Jane Doe – and said she emailed the committee “as a way to grab attention.”

“I am not Jane Doe . . . but I did read Jane Doe’s letter. I read the transcript of the call to your Committee. . . . I saw it online. It was news.” claimed Munro-Leighton.

Grassley has also asked the DOJ to investigate Kavanaugh accuser Julie Swetnick, who claimed through her attorney, Michael Avenatti, that Kavanaguh orchestrated a date-rape gang-bang scheme in the early 1980s.

President Trump chimed in Saturday morning, Tweeting: “A vicious accuser of Justice Kavanaugh has just admitted that she was lying, her story was totally made up, or FAKE! Can you imagine if he didn’t become a Justice of the Supreme Court because of her disgusting False Statements. What about the others? Where are the Dems on this?”

In a Friday letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and FBI Director Christopher Wray, Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley wrote:

on November 1, 2018, Committee investigators connected with Ms. Munro-Leighton by phone and spoke with her about the sexual-assault allegations against Judge Kavanaugh she had made to the Committee. Under questioning by Committee investigators, Ms. Munro-Leighton admitted, contrary to her prior claims, that she had not been sexually assaulted by Judge Kavanaugh and was not the author of the original “Jane Doe” letter. When directly asked by Committee investigators if she was, as she had claimed, the “Jane Doe” from Oceanside California who had sent the letter to Senator Harris, she admitted: “No, no, no. I did that as a way to grab attention. I am not Jane Doe . . . but I did read Jane Doe’s letter. I read the transcript of the call to your Committee. . . . I saw it online. It was news.”

She further confessed to Committee investigators that (1) she “just wanted to get attention”; (2) “it was a tactic”; and (3) “that was just a ploy.” She told Committee investigators that she had called Congress multiple times during the Kavanaugh hearing process – including prior to the time Dr. Ford’s allegations surfaced – to oppose his nomination. Regarding the false sexual-assault allegation she made via her email to the Committee, she said: “I was angry, and I sent it out.” When asked by Committee investigators whether she had ever met Judge Kavanaugh, she said: “Oh Lord, no.”

Read Grassley’s letter below:

Source: 2nd Kavanaugh Accuser Admits She Lied; Referred For Criminal Prosecution; Kamala’s Office Involved

Kavanaugh rape accuser put forward by Democrats admits she made it all up to get attention

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Brett Kavanaugh, his wife, and his two daughters Brett Kavanaugh, his wife, and his two daughters

The Supreme Court is important to Christians and conservatives because it decides whether rights like free speech, freedom of religion, right to self-defense, etc. will be respected by government. During the last Supreme Court hearing, Democrats put forward a number of rape accusations to block a conservative nominee. We’re now finding out how credible those accusations were.

Judy Munro-Leighton

The Daily Caller reports:

A woman who acknowledged falsely accusing Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh of rape is being referred to the FBI and Department of Justice for investigation, according to an official letter.

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley said in a letter sent Friday to FBI Director Christopher Wray and Attorney General Jeff Sessions that the woman, Judy Munro-Leighton, admitted Thursday that she falsely claimed in an email to committee staff on Oct. 3 that Kavanaugh and a friend had raped her.

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