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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Weekend Snapshot · Nov. 3, 2018 — Top Stories This Week


Roaring Economy Is GOP’s Best Election Pitch

Will voters reward the GOP, or has Democrats’ divisive rhetoric really made voters “tired of winning”?

The Trump Administration’s Extraordinary Midterm Record

This election is a referendum on Demo voters’ IQ and the MSM’s chokehold on their opinion.

Who Decides What the 14th Amendment Means?

The Constitution and its amendments mean what its authors said, not what modern politicos wish.

Trump Mulls Ending Birthright Citizenship via EO

The president wants to shut down one of the biggest magnets for illegal immigration.

The Caravasion Is a Sideshow

The real story is that possibly twice as many illegals are crossing the border every week.

Lemon and the Leftmedia Race-Bait Hypocrites

Don Lemon labels white men as America’s biggest terror threat. Megyn Kelly gets fired.

Why They Hate Trump

The question is, “Is it possible to hate Donald Trump but not the average American?”

Politicizing and Profiting on Hate: From Fake Bomb Threats to Slaughtering Innocents

Before the blood of these precious souls was dry, leftist politicos were scheming how to politicize and profiteer from this tragedy.

Why Would Anyone Vote Socialist?

“Democratic socialism” turns the land of the free and home of the brave into the land of disease and home of the enslaved.

The Truth About ‘Gun Injuries’ Among Youth

It has more to do with teen gangbangers using guns than a lack of gun laws.

‘Government Motors’ Chief Calls for Electric Mandate

After receiving a massive taxpayer bailout, GM is looking to the government to make GM great again.

The High Cost of ‘Free’ College

If Democrats win, expect a push to expand federal giveaways for college tuition.

Al Gore Proves to Be a False Prophet, Again

Despite the dire warnings, Trump exiting the Paris Agreement hasn’t brought greater emissions.

Quote Of The Week

“It’s amazing how people who believe that over-heated political rhetoric causes mass murder compare their opponents to Nazis without hesitation.” —Rich Lowry

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Top Weekly Stories from ChristianNews.net for 11/03/2018

‘Churches’ Celebrate Halloween With Zombies, Dancing Skeletons, ‘Haunted Hayrides’ and ‘Spooktaculars’   Oct 30, 2018 07:27 pm

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Ken Ham Pushes Back After Conservative Commentator Matt Walsh Argues Against a Young Earth   Oct 28, 2018 09:20 am

Apologist Ken Ham of Answers in Genesis is pushing back after conservative commentator Matt Walsh recently released a lengthy video explaining why he is not a young earth creationist, but rather believes that the text of the Book of Genesis leaves room for interpretation as to how long a day was at the time that God created the heavens and the earth. Walsh also…

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American Missionary to Cameroon Killed Just Weeks After Arriving in Country, Leaving Behind Wife, 8 Children   Oct 31, 2018 12:47 pm

MISHAWAKA, Ind. — An American man who had just moved his wife and eight children to Cameroon to serve as a missionary in the country was shot and killed on Tuesday while driving into town to go shopping. According to reports, Charles Wesco and his wife Stephanie, moved to the African nation two weeks ago after selling their house and possessions in Indiana. They…

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Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooter Identified, Yelled ‘All Jews Must Die’ as He Opened Fire, Killing 11   Oct 27, 2018 07:46 pm

PITTSBURGH (New York Times) — Armed with an AR-15 assault rifle and at least three handguns, a man shouting anti-Semitic slurs opened fire in a Pittsburgh synagogue Saturday morning, killing at least 11 people and wounding six others, officials said. President Trump described the shooting as a “wicked act of mass murder” that was “pure evil.” The…

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More Than 20 Chinese Christians Detained for Street Evangelism   Oct 28, 2018 08:01 pm

CHENGDU (China Aid) — Police in China’s southern Sichuan arrested more than 20 Christians from Early Rain Covenant Church in Chengdu last Sunday as they evangelized on the streets and detained them until evening. On Oct. 20, the church organized a street evangelism team and proselytized on the street, as well as held a worship service in a local park. More than…

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Christian Boy in Uganda Strangled, Threatened with Death for Refusing to Convert to Islam   Oct 31, 2018 02:49 pm

(Morning Star News) – Radical Muslims in eastern Uganda left a 12-year-old Christian boy unconscious on Thursday (Oct. 25) after threatening to strangle him to death unless he converted to Islam, sources said. Emmanuel Nyaiti was on his way to pick up some plates from his grandmother’s house 200 meters from his home in Moru village, Kiryolo parish in Kaderuna…

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Churches in Eastern Ukraine Become Illegal After Re-Registrations Denied   Nov 02, 2018 12:30 pm

Public domain (Evangelical Focus) — Authorities in Eastern Ukraine have regarded many churches and religious organizations as illegal, including all Baptist and Pentecostal communities in the country. October 15 was the deadline imposed by the self-declared Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR), an unrecognized entity in Eastern Ukraine, to churches and…

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Illinois Attorney General Sues Bed & Breakfast Owner for Not Paying Damages to Men Denied Same-Sex Ceremony on Property   Nov 02, 2018 11:32 am

Screenshot of TimberCreek website SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The attorney general of Illinois has filed a lawsuit against a Christian bed and breakfast owner for not paying $30,000 in damages to two men who filed a discrimination complaint against him after he declined to allow them to use his property to hold a ceremony celebrating their civil union. Attorney…

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Police Attack, Threaten Christians in Tamil Nadu State, India   Oct 29, 2018 07:23 pm

Photo Credit: Scott Dexter HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – Police officers rushed into a praise service at a house in Tamil Nadu state and began hitting worshippers in another violent month for Christians, sources said. A female police inspector identified only as Jeyalakshmi and five police officers on Oct. 6 entered the house where Christians were…

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Skeletons, Skulls and Altars: ‘Day of the Dead’ Festivals Held Nationwide to Remember Deceased, Welcome Spirits ‘Back for a Visit’   Nov 02, 2018 06:42 pm

Screenshot: YouTube/Maxico Mexico Channel Festivals and other celebrations for “El Dia De Los Muertos”—or “The Day of the Dead”—are currently underway in cities nationwide and around the world. The annual Latin American-Roman Catholic observance is meant to honor the lives of deceased loved ones, but with the belief that the spirits of the departed…

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After Two Years of Non-Stop Russia, Russia, Russia – Democrats and Their Media Go Silent on the Trump–Russia Collusion Hoax — The Gateway Pundit

For two years the media pushed Russia, Russia, Russia on the American people.  The non stop reporting by the MSM in coordination with the Democrat Party and the corrupt Deep State suddenly slowed to a trickle this past month before the election.

These groups must know that this crooked and dishonest witch hunt would never help them win an election. Americans are voting against the Democrat, Deep State and media corruption and crimes and their silence won’t prevent this from happening.

As we reported in June, President Trump won the 2016 Presidential Election in large part due to his stand against government corruption. Being an outsider, Americans believed Trump could make a real difference.

In the 2016 election Americans were sick and tired of the corruption that consumed the Obama Administration. Americans were fed up with the Obama Administration and their patsy media. This message was represented in short chants at Trump rallies that all related to corruption — “Drain the Swamp!”

Obama’s government was unhinged, dishonest and corrupt and Americans knew it. It was as corrupt as it gets and the far left media let him get away with it. Giving billions in cash to Iran on a pallet was just the tip of the iceberg.

Americans also were damn upset with Hillary Clinton being exonerated for her many crimes related to her email abuse while Obama’s Secretary of State. They screamed “Lock Her Up”:

Americans also recognized the corruption in the media by yelling “CNN Sucks”.

The deep state within Obama’s government was more corrupt than we realized. President Trump appointed an Attorney General [Jeff “Benedict Arnold” Sessions] who appears to be a deep state card carrying member.

Sessions ordered corrupt attorney Rod Rosenstein to run the DOJ and another patsy to lead the FBI [Christopher Wray]. Immediately, Rosenstein created the corrupt Mueller Special Counsel and then loaded it with corrupt and conflicted far-left hacks within the DOJ and FBI.

The Mueller Special Counsel is as corrupt an organization as anything seen in US history!

Together these individuals in the Deep State, the Democrats and their MSM have attempted to unseat the President, but he has amazingly survived and succeeded.

The tide is now turning and the crooks are about to be unmasked.

President Trump knew that the Mueller witch hunt would not help the Democrats in their chances in this mid-term election:

The upcoming months will be pivotal for the long term survival of our great nation.

The Democrats know that they overplayed their hand.  This is why there is only crickets from the Dems and their mainstream media about Russia and and the Mueller witch hunt.  They have been caught.  There are too many questions, too many conflicts and too much corruption within the Deep State.  Their actions with Kavanaugh only convinced Americans that the Dems and their Deep State are corrupt!  Obama’s America was a Banana Republic.

The US will not survive with corrupt, conflicted and criminal individuals running our Department of Justice and other government institutions.

This must be cleaned up.

The 2018 election will be a vote to rid the country of the corruption.

via After Two Years of Non-Stop Russia, Russia, Russia – Democrats and Their Media Go Silent on the Trump–Russia Collusion Hoax — The Gateway Pundit

November 3, 2018 Afternoon Verse Of The Day

43:7 — “Everyone who is called by My name, whom I have created for My glory .… ”

Do you realize that the God of heaven has created you for His glory? He wants the world to see some of His majesty and goodness through you, and He wants to crown you with His own splendor.[1]


43:7 called by My name … created for My glory. The faithful remnant of Israel will bear the Lord’s name and exist for one primary purpose: to glorify Him (44:23).[2]


43:7 everyone who is called by my name Echoes v. 1; the phrase rounds off the poetic section in vv. 1–7 and signals a shift of focus in the following section away from the election and creation themes back to the idolatry and trial motif in vv. 8–13.[3]


43:7 The exile will not result in the eradication of God’s special people. After all, he created them. They will preserve their distinct identity and not be merged into foreign populations.[4]


[1] Stanley, C. F. (2005). The Charles F. Stanley life principles Bible: New King James Version (Is 43:7). Nashville, TN: Nelson Bibles.

[2] MacArthur, J. F., Jr. (2006). The MacArthur study Bible: New American Standard Bible. (Is 43:7). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

[3] Barry, J. D., Mangum, D., Brown, D. R., Heiser, M. S., Custis, M., Ritzema, E., … Bomar, D. (2012, 2016). Faithlife Study Bible (Is 43:7). Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.

[4] Longman, T., III. (2017). Isaiah. In E. A. Blum & T. Wax (Eds.), CSB Study Bible: Notes (p. 1104). Nashville, TN: Holman Bible Publishers.

November 3 Manifesting a Wise Attitude

“Who among you is wise and understanding? Let him show by his good behavior his deeds in the gentleness of wisdom.”

James 3:13

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A wise person is a gentle person.

A believer will demonstrate that he possesses the wisdom of God not only by his behavior, but also by his attitude. True wisdom is characterized by gentleness and is the opposite of self–promotion and arrogance. Gentleness is the trait that characterized our Lord. In Matthew 11:29 He says, “Take My yoke upon you, and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart.” It is also a trait belonging to all the members of His kingdom. In Matthew 5:5 the Lord says, “Blessed are the gentle, for they shall inherit the earth.” “Gentleness” is also a fruit of the Spirit (Gal. 5:23).

The word translated “gentleness” is from the Greek word praus, which can also be translated “meek” or “tender.” Praus is often used of a gentle voice, a gentle breeze, or a gentle animal. It was also used of a horse that was broken. The Greeks characterized meekness as power under control; in the believer’s case, that means being under the control of God. It’s a freedom from malice, bitterness, or any desire for revenge. The only way to truly define meekness is in the context of relationships because it refers to how we treat others. It should characterize our relationship with both man and God.

How about your attitude? Is it characterized by meekness, humility, gentleness, and mildness, or do you tend to display an arrogant, selfish attitude toward others?

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Suggestions for Prayer: Christ is the perfect example of gentleness. Thank Him for this attribute, and ask Him to help you be like Him.

For Further Study: In 1 Thessalonians 2:7 what analogy does Paul use to characterize his ministry? ✧ Also read 2 Timothy 2:24 and Titus 3:2. To whom should we be gentle?[1]


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

November 3 Daily Help

If we walk in the light, as he is in the light.”—1 John 1:7.

AS he is in the light! Can we ever attain to this? Shall we ever be able to walk as clearly in the light as he is whom we call “Our Father,” of whom it is written, “God is light, and in him is no darkness at all?” Certainly, this is the model which is set before us, for the Saviour himself said, “Be ye perfect, even as your Father who is in heaven is perfect;” and although we may feel that we can never rival the perfection of God, yet we are to seek after it, and never be satisfied until we attain to it.[1]


[1] Spurgeon, C. H. (1892). Daily Help (p. 311). Baltimore: R. H. Woodward & Company.

November 3 Having a Faith That Responds

“Faith is … the conviction of things not seen” (Heb. 11:1).

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True faith goes beyond assurance to action.

When the writer said, “Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen,” he used two parallel and almost identical phrases to define faith.

We’ve seen that faith is the assurance that all God’s promises will come to pass in His time. “The conviction of things not seen” takes the same truth a step further by implying a response to what we believe and are assured of.

James addressed the issue this way: “Someone may well say, ‘You have faith, and I have works; show me your faith without the works, and I will show you my faith by my works.’ … But are you willing to recognize … that faith without works is useless? … For just as the body without the spirit is dead, so also faith without works is dead” (James 2:18, 20, 26). In other words, a non-responsive faith is no faith at all.

Noah had a responsive faith. He had never seen rain because rain didn’t exist prior to the Flood. Perhaps he knew nothing about building a ship. Still, he followed God’s instructions and endured 120 years of hard work and ridicule because he believed God was telling the truth. His work was a testimony to that belief.

Moses considered “the reproach of Christ [Messiah] greater riches than the treasures of Egypt; for he was looking to the reward” (Heb. 11:26). Messiah wouldn’t come to earth for another 1,400 years, but Moses forsook the wealth and benefits of Egypt in order to pursue the messianic hope.

Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, when faced with a life-threatening choice, chose to act on their faith in God, whom they couldn’t see, rather than bow to Nebuchadnezzar, whom they could see all too well (Dan. 3). Even if it meant physical death, they wouldn’t compromise their beliefs.

I pray that the choices you make today will show that you are a person of strong faith and convictions.

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Suggestions for Prayer:  Ask God to increase and strengthen your faith through the events of this day. ✧ Look for specific opportunities to trust Him more fully.

For Further Study: Read Daniel 3:1–30. How was the faith of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego tested?[1]


[1] MacArthur, J. F., Jr. (1993). Drawing Near—Daily Readings for a Deeper Faith (p. 320). Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books.

November 3, 2018 Morning Verse Of The Day

The Lord’s care in death (v. 4)

It is only natural for us to shrink from physical death, which is the separation of body and soul. Death is an intruder into God’s creation. It came into this world as a result of mankind’s sinful rebellion against God. But, as Matthew Henry notes, the terror of the word ‘death’ quickly gives way to ‘four words which lessen the terror’.

shadow A dark shadow may appear to be quite frightening but it has no real power to harm us. And death, unpleasant and forbidding as it may be, cannot finally do any real harm to the child of God. Henry T. Mahan writes: ‘… Christ has removed the substance of death and only a shadow remains. A shadow is there but cannot hurt or destroy.’

valley While admitting that the valley is ‘deep indeed, and dark, and dirty’, Matthew Henry calls it a fruitful place and concludes that death offers ‘fruitful comforts to God’s people’.

walk David describes his activity in the valley as walking, which is regarded as pleasant and restful.

through How thankful we should be for this word! The valley of death is not the stopping place for the children of God. It is a travelling place. Matthew Henry notes that the saints of God will not get lost in it but will come out safely.

The Lord himself was the basis of David’s peace about death. As David contemplates his death, he sees himself entering a dark valley. Suddenly he is aware that someone else is there in the shadows. It is the Lord himself. As he gazes upon his Lord, David sees that he is carrying a rod and staff. The rod was a heavy club the shepherd used to kill predators, and the staff, a long pole with a crook in one end, used to round up the sheep and to guide them along.

The sight of those instruments causes David to realize that he has absolutely nothing to fear. His shepherd is there to kill the enemies of fear, doubt and guilt and to guide him safely through. The same Lord who was shepherding him through life would shepherd him through death.

It is important to notice the change in personal pronoun as David reflects on his shepherd. In verses 2 and 3, David speaks about his shepherd (notice the fourfold use of ‘he’). But when he comes to the valley of death, David drops the ‘he’ in favour of ‘you’ and ‘your’. He was able to look upon the prospect of death with peace and tranquillity because he knew that it would mean meeting his glorious shepherd face to face.

If we would have the same peace about death as David, we must have the same shepherd. We must always keep in mind as we deal with this psalm that it is all predicated upon the opening line: ‘The Lord is my shepherd’.

We cannot have what the shepherd produces without having the shepherd. If we want to enjoy the full measure of David’s peace, we must have the full measure of his faith. We must recognize that we desperately need a shepherd. We must recognize that only God can rightly shepherd us. And we must wholeheartedly turn to God, renouncing our reliance on ourselves and on any other shepherds.

On the basis of what David says about death in this psalm, Matthew Henry writes: ‘A child of God may meet the messengers of death and receive its summons with a holy security and serenity of mind.’[1]


4 In contrast with the joyous experiences of the sheep (1–3), the pilgrim pathway traverses harsher terrain. Shadow of death is really ‘deepest darkness’ which includes, of course, the darkness of death. But in these experiences the he of vs 1–3 becomes the you, significant of closer personal touch, and the leader (2) comes alongside (with me). The darker the shadow, the closer the Lord! And he brings every strength, rod and staff. The duplication denotes completeness. Rod (Lv. 27:32) possibly signifies protection; staff, possibly, support (Ex. 21:19).[2]


23:4. The fourth blessing from the Lord’s leading is protection. If one finds himself in a valley of deep darkness (or shadow of death), he need not fear. The Lord is with him and will protect him. The rod and staff are the shepherd’s equipment to protect the sheep in such situations. David was comforted by the Lord’s presence and protection. Believers are never in situations the Lord is not aware of, for He never leaves or forsakes His people (cf. Heb. 13:5).[3]


23:4 And we need not be afraid of death. In the valley of the shadow of death there is no need to fear, because the Shepherd is right there with us. The sting of death is sin—sin unconfessed and unforgiven. But Christ has robbed death of its sting for the believer. He has put away our sins once for all. Now the worst thing that death can do to us is really the best thing that can happen to us! Thus we can sing:

O death, O grave, I do not fear your power;

The debt is paid.

On Jesus in that dark and dreadful hour

Our sins were laid.

Margaret L. Carson

It is true that Christians may have a certain foreboding about the suffering that so often accompanies death. As one old saint was overheard to say, “I don’t mind the Lord taking down my tent, but I hope He takes it down gently!”

It is also true that we usually do not get dying grace until we need it. But the fact still remains that death has lost its terror for us because we know that dying means going to be with Christ—and this is far better. “To die is gain.”

The Shepherd’s rod and staff are sources of comfort, protection, and guidance. Whenever necessary He may use the rod for correction also. Most sheep need this ministry from time to time.[4]


23:4 The valley of the shadow of death can refer to any distressing time in our lives. The awareness of our own mortality often comes with sickness, trials, and hardship. But the Lord, our Protector, can lead us through these dark and difficult valleys to eternal life with Him. There is no need to fear death’s power (1 Cor. 15:25–27). You are with me: The Good Shepherd is with us even in what seem the most difficult and troubling situations. Your rod and Your staff: Ancient shepherds used the rod and staff to rescue, protect, and guide the sheep. Thus, they become symbols of the Good Shepherd’s loving care over His flock. The sheep are not alone, their Shepherd is standing over them, guiding them into safety—just as the Lord stands over us and protects us.[5]


23:4 the valley of the shadow of death. Phraseology used to convey a perilously threatening environment (cf. Job 10:21, 22; 38:17; Pss 44:19; 107:10; Jer 2:6; Lk. 1:79). Your rod and Your staff. The shepherd’s club and crook are viewed as comforting instruments of protection and direction, respectively.[6]


23:4 The shadow of death may be the shadow that death casts, or it may be, as the ESV footnote has it, “deep darkness.” Perhaps the idea is that in a valley in the desert (or wadi) in Judah one can encounter deep shadows, and cannot know for sure who (bandits) or what (animals, flash floods) lurks in them; even in such periods of suspense and danger, the faithful find assurance that God is with them, and thus they need not fear.[7]


23:4 a dark valley The psalmist acknowledges that life will not always be characterized by green pastures and quiet waters (v. 2). He will walk through darkness or gloom (107:10; Job 10:22).

evil The Hebrew word used here, ra’ah, can refer to harm or trouble (Job 2:10). Even in difficult times, the psalmist will not fear any harm.

you are with me The psalmist does not fear because of Yahweh’s presence, which protects him from harm (Psa 138:7; Isa 43:2).

Your rod and your staff Tools used by shepherds to guide sheep. Having sheep pass under a rod was a way of counting them (Lev 27:32). Here, the rod symbolizes Yahweh’s protection and care. Elsewhere, it serves as a symbol of divine discipline (Ps 89:32; 2 Sam 7:14).[8]


[1] Ellsworth, R. (2006). Opening up Psalms (pp. 48–50). Leominster: Day One Publications.

[2] Motyer, J. A. (1994). The Psalms. In D. A. Carson, R. T. France, J. A. Motyer, & G. J. Wenham (Eds.), New Bible commentary: 21st century edition (4th ed., p. 500). Leicester, England; Downers Grove, IL: Inter-Varsity Press.

[3] Ross, A. P. (1985). Psalms. In J. F. Walvoord & R. B. Zuck (Eds.), The Bible Knowledge Commentary: An Exposition of the Scriptures (Vol. 1, p. 812). Wheaton, IL: Victor Books.

[4] MacDonald, W. (1995). Believer’s Bible Commentary: Old and New Testaments. (A. Farstad, Ed.) (pp. 580–581). Nashville: Thomas Nelson.

[5] Radmacher, E. D., Allen, R. B., & House, H. W. (1999). Nelson’s new illustrated Bible commentary (p. 664). Nashville: T. Nelson Publishers.

[6] MacArthur, J. F., Jr. (2006). The MacArthur study Bible: New American Standard Bible. (Ps 23:4). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

[7] Crossway Bibles. (2008). The ESV Study Bible (p. 966). Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles.

[8] Barry, J. D., Mangum, D., Brown, D. R., Heiser, M. S., Custis, M., Ritzema, E., … Bomar, D. (2012, 2016). Faithlife Study Bible (Ps 23:4). Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.

Taliban Stronger Than at Any Time Since Afghanistan War Began in 2001 – News From Antiwar.com

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With Afghan security forces suffering record casualties, and their already tenuous control slipping all the time, things are looking dire in Afghanistan. But from the Taliban perspective, all these same stats add up to things looking pretty good.

The Taliban is getting stronger all the time, and now controls more of Afghanistan than at any time since the 2001 US invasion. That control is extending in all regions of the country, with them contesting substantial portions of even vital provinces, or controlling them outright.

That’s true even in the capital city of Kabul. According to the most recent SIGAR estimate, 12% of Kabul is under direct Taliban control, with another 32% of the city considered at the very least “contested.”

All of this adds up to a Taliban able to contest virtually any part of Afghanistan they choose, able to make a serious run at seizing almost any city in the country, at least temporarily, and can carry out so many simultaneous offensives that the Afghan military can’t react to them all.

— Read on news.antiwar.com/2018/11/01/taliban-stronger-than-at-any-time-since-afghanistan-war-began-in-2001/

Why Are Young Evangelicals Leaning Left? | BCNN1 – Black Christian News Network

Emeline Helms of Charlotte, N.C., sings along as Liberty University’s student band, “Liberty Worship Collective,” opens a convocation ceremony in the Vines Center on Sept. 26.
Photo: Jasper Colt, USAT

President Donald Trump leaned on overwhelming support from white evangelical Christians in the 2016 election, capturing 81 percent of their vote and again affirming their conservative bend.

Republicans can expect more of the same this midterm election. More than 80 percent of white evangelical voters said they’ll vote for their Republican candidate for Congress on Tuesday, according to a survey by the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI).

But will that white evangelical voting bloc remain reliable for the right for years to come? Numbers show white evangelicals are shedding young followers put-off by the culture war waged by their parents and grandparents.

Young evangelicals overall are more likely to hold liberal views on same-sex marriage, the environment and immigration, compared with older evangelicals, Pew Research Center found in 2017.

Even at Liberty University, a bastion of young Christian conservatism, plucking a red-meat Republican from the crowd isn’t a lock.

“This is one of the biggest conservative Christian campuses ever and it’s still very divided,” said Lindsey Longhorn, 18, a Liberty sophomore who said she’s like-minded with Trump on certain immigration issues but leans pro-choice on abortion and backs same-sex marriage.

Liberty sophomore Konner Burke, a registered Independent who voted for Trump, finds himself mulling left-leaning policy “more and more everyday.”

Burke acknowledges the Bible’s stance on same-sex relationships but argues “it’s not really my business.” and supports his position with religious logic.

“How am I supposed to cast a stone when I have so many problems with me?” he asked.

Evangelicals, as defined by the National Association of Evangelicals, blend a serious belief in the Bible, a born-again transformation and a sense of activism. But today’s young voters grew up in a more secular America with more cultural diversity, said Molly Worthen, an associate professor at the University of North Carolina specializing in American religious history.

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SOURCE: USA Today, Sean Rossman
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