Daily Archives: November 30, 2018

NOVEMBER 30 GOD ALWAYS HAS A PURPOSE

Even every one that is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him.

—Isaiah 43:7

God never acts without purpose—never. People act without purpose. I feel that a great deal of what we do in the church today is purposeless. But God never acts without a purpose. Intellect is an attribute of the deity. God has intellect and this means that God thinks; and so God never does anything without an intelligent purpose. Nothing in this world is without meaning.

God put the universe together with a purpose and there isn’t a single useless thing anywhere; not any spare parts; everything fits into everything else. God made it like that….

Now, these plain people of whom I speak believe that God created things for a purpose. He created the flowers, for instance, to be beautiful; He created birds to sing; He created the trees to bear fruit and the beasts to feed and clothe mankind. And in so saying, these people affirm what the Holy Scriptures and Moses and the prophets and the apostles and saints since the world began have all said. God made man for a purpose and that purpose is given by the catechism; the answer is, “To glorify God and to enjoy Him forever.” God made us to be worshipers. That was the purpose of God in bringing us into the world. WMJ001-003

Lord, may I never forget that You brought me into the world that I might be a worshiper. May I joyfully worship You every day of my existence on this earth. Amen. [1]


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

Weekend Apologetics Hit & Misc: Five Critical Claims About the Nature of Jesus

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RenewAmerica Newsletter for November 30, 2018

November 29, 2018
The under-reported Christian angle to the Gary Hart scandal of “Front Runner”
JERRY NEWCOMBE — There’s a new movie out based on the Gary Hart scandal of 1987. It’s called “Front Runner” and stars Hugh Jackman. You may recall that Gary Hart, a handsome Democrat politician from Colorado, was easily the front runner in the road to the 1988 presidential election, at least the primaries. But he derailed himself in 1987 through a sexual scandal on board a South Florida yacht, appropriately called “Monkey Business.”… (more)

November 29, 2018
NEWSMAX — Jerome Corsi will file a criminal complaint against special counsel Robert Mueller by the end of the week, according to a new report. Corsi said earlier this week said he would not accept a plea deal from Mueller because he said the special counsel tried to get him to tell lies…. (more)

November 29, 2018
Philosophy professor with no science credentials
WASHINGTON TIMES — A former Obama administration official with ties to a liberal advocacy group funded by Democratic megadonors George Soros and Tom Steyer helped prepare the Fourth National Climate Assessment, whose dire predictions have since been attacked as overblown. Andrew Light, who worked on the 2015 Paris accord negotiations as a senior adviser to the U.S. Special Envoy on Climate Change under Secretary of State John F. Kerry, served as a review editor for the assessment, overseeing the pivotal final chapter that concluded under a worst-case scenario that global warming could wipe out as much as 10 percent of the U.S. economy by 2100…. (more)

November 29, 2018
PHILIP KLEIN — CNN commentator Marc Lamont Hill, in a Wednesday speech to the United Nations, called for violent resistance against Israel and advocated expanding Palestine “from the river to the sea,” a phrase used by those who believe that Israel should be eliminated…. (more)

November 29, 2018
NATIONAL REVIEW — U.S. Border Patrol agents have arrested a member of the infamous Salvadoran MS-13 gang who admitted to authorities that he traveled with a caravan of Central American migrants who were hoping to qualify for asylum in America. Agents arrested Jose Villalobos-Jobel, 29, shortly after 6 p.m. on Saturday east of the Calexico Port of Entry on the U.S. side of the border, Customs and Border Protection said in a statement Wednesday…. (more)

November 29, 2018
NATIONAL REVIEW — The majority of the 42 migrants arrested Sunday as they attempted to cross the border illegally were adult men, according to San Diego U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials. “We ended up making about 42 arrests. Only eight of those were females, and there were only a few children involved. The vast majority of those were adult males,” sector chief patrol agent Rodney Scott told CNN Monday…. (more)

November 29, 2018
BYRON YORK — The news is filled with images of migrants massing at the U.S-Mexico border near the San Ysidro crossing in California. Why haven’t they been able to enter the United States? Because a physical barrier prevents them from doing so…. (more)

November 29, 2018
NEWSMAX — The migrants who tried to rush into the United States earlier this week are just the beginning of the problem the United States will face if steps are not taken to protect the border, Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisc., warned Wednesday…. (more)

November 29, 2018
PAUL BEDARD — Younger Americans are turning on the country and forgetting its ideals, with nearly half believing that it isn’t “great” and many eyeing the U.S. flag as “a sign of intolerance and hatred,” according to a new and disturbing survey…. (more)

November 29, 2018
DAILY CALLER — Google employees debated whether to bury conservative media outlets in the company’s search function as a response to President Donald Trump’s election in 2016, internal Google communications obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation reveal…. (more)

November 29, 2018
BRIETBART — On Wednesday, First Lady Melania Trump responded to critics of the red Christmas trees featured in the White House, saying she thinks they “look fantastic.” Trump, who gave remarks at Liberty University on the ongoing opioid crisis, also participated in a panel discussion with Eric Bolling in which he mentioned the media’s negative sensation over the red trees…. (more)

November 28, 2018
NEWSMAX — Best-selling author Jerome Corsi is preparing to file a criminal complaint against special counsel Robert Mueller and the Department of Justice, which are “being run by criminals.” he told Newsmax Wednesday afternoon in an exclusive interview. “They are political criminals,” he told Newsmax, “and the way they treated me proves that…. (more)… (more)

November 28, 2018
Calls Mueller probe ‘a political witch hunt’
WORLDNETDAILY — Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian collusion in the 2016 presidential election seem to be shapeshifting into a probe over collusion with WikiLeaks. Author Jerome Corsi is now rejecting a plea deal he says was offered to him by Mueller because it would force him to lie about his alleged inside information pertaining to WikiLeaks leaks and his relationship with founder Julian Assange…. (more)

November 28, 2018
‘They’re ignoring’ key evidence, says Rush
WORLDNETDAILY — The legacy media on Tuesday was reporting former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, who pleaded guilty to banking charges, met with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and also broke his plea agreement with special counsel Robert Mueller by lying to investigators…. (more)

November 28, 2018
WASHINGTON TIMES — President Trump accused special counsel Robert Mueller on Tuesday of being a “conflicted prosecutor gone rogue” and mistreating witnesses that don’t cooperate. “Wait until it comes out how horribly & viciously they are treating people, ruining lives for them refusing to lie,” Mr. Trump posted in a morning Twitter storm. “He is doing TREMENDOUS damage to our Criminal Justice System, where he is only looking at one side and not the other.”… (more)

November 28, 2018
WASHINGTON TIMES — She’s not a senator, but Cynthia Nance plays an enormous role in shaping the debate over some of President Trump’s judicial picks. Ms. Nance, former dean of the University of Arkansas School of Law, handles the American Bar Association’s judicial ratings for nominees to federal courts in North and South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri and Arkansas, which make up the federal 8th Circuit…. (more)

November 28, 2018
PHILIP KLEIN — Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith’s victory in the Mississippi run-off election on Tuesday night will provide Republicans with 53 Senate seats, in effect giving Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., three votes to spare when it comes to confirming President Trump’s judges…. (more)

November 28, 2018
WASHINGTON TIMES — Pressure is building on Senate Republican leaders to approve major reductions to federal criminal sentences before the end of the year, though some key lawmakers in the party say they are not eager to reward criminals with less prison time. All sides agree on some changes, such as promoting the use of halfway houses, expanding the prison industries program and boosting in-prison mentoring. But things get more complicated when sentencing changes for drug offenders are added…. (more)

November 28, 2018
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — The number of illegal immigrants living in the U.S. fell to its lowest level in more than a decade, according to a new Pew Research Center study. Based on government data, the study estimates that there were 10.7 million illegal immigrants living in the U.S. in 2016, down from a high point of 12.2 million in 2007 and the lowest since 2004…. (more)

November 28, 2018
WASHINGTON TIMES — The same tear-gas agent that the Trump administration is taking heat for deploying against a border mob this weekend is actually used fairly frequently – – including more than once a month during the later years of President Barack Obama’s administration, according to Homeland Security data…. (more)

November 26, 2018
WES VERNON — Last week, CNN’s Carl Bernstein, of Watergate fame, said news networks should “start editing” President Trump’s “propagandist” press briefings instead of letting them air in their entirety. In his remarks on CNN’s Reliable Sources, the partisan commentator intoned that “We [in the media] need to start thinking of a different way to cover [Trump’s] press conferences and briefings” – and added, “I don’t think we should be taking them live all the time and just pasting them up on the air.”… (more)

November 26, 2018
NEWSMAX — Mexico’s Interior Ministry announced it will deport some 500 migrants who attempted to storm the U.S. border, the BBC reported on Sunday. The migrants were captured after trying to cross the border “violently” and “illegally” near the city of Tijuana, the ministry said, adding that all those who attempted to cross the border would be deported immediately…. (more)

November 26, 2018
WASHINGTON TIMES — Homeland Security shut down a key border crossing Sunday amid the first signs of violence from the migrant caravans camped out on the Mexican side of the border, as politicians in Washington sparred over whether they should be admitted…. (more)

November 25, 2018
NEWSMAX — President Donald Trump’s agenda is being stymied in an attempt to delegitimize his administration, according to a new book “Trump’s Enemies” written by two Republican operatives close to the president, The Washington Post reported…. (more)

November 25, 2018
Sweeping deep-state blueprint for increased control of U.S. economy
ABC NEWS — A newly released report issued by 13 federal agencies on Friday explains in great depth the potential consequences of climate change on the United States and warns that neglecting to take action could drastically impede economic growth over the next century…. (more)

November 30, 2018 Truth2Freedom Briefing Report (US•World•Christian)

REUTERS

Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen pleaded guilty on Thursday to lying to Congress, expanding the roster of Trump associates swept up in a probe of Russian meddling in U.S. politics that has clouded his presidency.

The leaders of the world’s top economies gathered in Argentina on Friday for talks overshadowed by a U.S.-China trade war that has roiled global markets, bracing for the kind of geopolitical drama U.S. President Donald Trump often brings to the international stage.

South Africa’s High Court rejected a legal challenge on Friday brought by a group representing white farmers against President Cyril Ramaphosa’s plans for land expropriation without compensation.

The founder of a Vietnamese rights group was sentenced on Friday to two years and nine months in prison for spraying paint on Vietnamese flags and posting a photo of them on Facebook.

Ukraine banned Russian men of combat age from entering the country, a move introduced under martial law after Russia fired on and captured three Ukrainian naval ships last weekend.

A Tehran-based agency has quietly fed propaganda through at least 70 websites to countries from Afghanistan to Russia. And American firms have helped. Website Nile Net Online promises Egyptians “true news” from its offices in the heart of Cairo’s Tahrir Square, “to expand the scope of freedom of expression in the Arab world.”

A handful of the thousands of Central American migrants camped out at the U.S.-Mexican border waiting to plead their case for asylum in the United States launched a hunger strike on Thursday to protest the Mexican police blocking their way.

Marriott International said on Friday hackers stole about 500 million records from its Starwood Hotels reservation system in an attack that began four years ago, exposing personal data of customers including some payment card numbers.

AP Top Stories

Southwest Airlines says its pilots will get more instruction on an automated anti-stall system on certain new Boeing jets, and American Airlines pilots are also seeking more training. The system is under scrutiny after a deadly crash in Indonesia.

A North Carolina man among the first Americans arrested in an FBI effort to find those eager to join militant fighters in Syria was sentenced Thursday to another two years in federal prison.

Israeli jets bombed several areas in southern Syria and near Damascus on Thursday drawing retaliatory fire from the ground, a monitoring group said.

A wave of “horrific sexual violence” in South Sudan has forced 125 women and girls to seek emergency assistance from Doctors Without Borders in the past week, the medical charity said.

An Indonesian city plans to slap its gay and transgendered residents with a $70 fine for disturbing “public order”, underscoring a marked rise in discrimination against the Muslim-majority nation’s small LGBT community.

The head of a Chinese AIDS support group expressed deep regret Friday for helping a scientist recruit participants for a controversial experiment claiming to have created the world’s first genetically-edited babies.

A 90-year-old Spanish woman has died after a collision with an electric scooter in what is believed to be the first accident of its kind in the world. Two men were sharing a scooter when they smashed into the woman, who hit her head on the ground and died of her injuries in hospital a few days later.

A Greek court on Friday acquitted 21 people accused of raiding prospective gold mining facilities that some see as a welcome foreign investment but many local residents strongly oppose on environmental grounds.

The Vatican and bishops from Europe and beyond have developed proposed guidelines for the sale or reuse of Catholic churches to help ensure that they retain their cultural heritage and serve the good of the community, not commerce.

BBC

The UN’s global health body says the Ebola outbreak in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo is now the second-biggest ever recorded. A total of 426 cases of the virus have now been reported in and around the town of Beni, taking the outbreak past that recorded in Uganda in 2000. Almost 200 people have died in this outbreak of Ebola.

Thousands of Australian school students have urged greater action on climate change in protests across the country. The students skipped school on Friday to highlight what they say are inadequate climate policies by the Australian government.

For the first time in more than a decade, a train has travelled from South Korea across the heavily guarded border into North Korea. On board is a team of South Korean experts investigating ways to help North Korea modernize its rail network.

Bayer plans to sell brands including Dr Scholl’s foot care and Coppertone sunscreen in a cost-cutting drive that includes about 12,000 job cuts following its takeover of Monsanto.

WND

California Democratic Party Chairman Eric Bauman, a gay married man, leader of one of the most influential political forces in the nation, said Thursday he intended to resign after allegations of sexual misconduct and inappropriate behavior toward party staff members and activists.

A genomic analysis of samples collected from the space toilet aboard the station, among other places, has revealed that some of the bacteria on the ISS possess genes conferring resistance to antibiotics. There’s no danger to astronauts at the moment, say the researchers, from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, but it is a reminder that bacteria could be a threat in the confined environment of a space station.


News – 11/30/2018

Sanhedrin Invites 70 Nations to Hanukkah Dedication of Altar for the Third Temple

as an invitation to the nations to participate in the Temple and to receive its blessings.The nascent Sanhedrin released a declaration to the 70 nations for Hanukkah to be read at a ceremony in Jerusalem on the last day of the holiday The ceremony will include the consecration of a stone altar prepared for use in the Third Temple. The declaration is intended

Israel Agrees $7 Billion East-Med Gas Pipeline with Italy, Cyprus, Greece

Israel, Cyprus, Greece and Italy have reached an agreement on the world’s longest underwater gas pipeline, estimated to cost nearly $7 billion, the financial website Globes recently reported.

Report: More Than One Million US Pagans, Numbers Still Growing

Studies show that paganism in the U.S. has been growing by leaps and bounds in recent years, accompanied by increasing mainstream interest in occult-related activities like astrology, tarot, and spellcasting.

The Dying Church – 100 Churches Will Close This Week

Many of our nation’s churches can no longer afford to maintain their structures–6,000 to 10,000 churches die each year in America–and that number will likely grow. Though more than 70 percent of our citizens still claim to be Christian, congregational participation is less central to many Americans’ faith than it once was.

E.U. expected to back U.S. resolution condemning Hamas at U.N.

The European Union is expected to back a United States sponsored resolution condemning Hamas violence against Israel that is likely to come to a vote before the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Monday night, diplomatic sources told The Jerusalem Post. The resolution calls on the 193 UN member states to condemn “Hamas for repeatedly firing rockets into Israel and for inciting violence, thereby putting civilians at risk.”

Saudi Arabia’s Bin Salman Takes Preemptive Action Against Coup Threat

Mujtahid, a respected Saudi social media voice, reported on the Al-Khaleej Online newspaper earlier this week that Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman had reshuffled military personnel and assets inside the kingdom in response to rumors that some members of the royal family may have been planning a coup against him. The news comes as the prince continues a tour of Arab states…

IDF confirms Syrian anti-aircraft missile found in Golan Heights

Israel’s military confirmed Friday that fragments of a Syrian anti-aircraft missile was found in an open area in Israel’s Golan Heights several hours after Syrian regime said it had downed “hostile targets” over the southern part of the country… According to local reports Israeli missiles targeted sites belonging to Iranian-backed militias in al-Kiswah south of the capital of Damascus, some 50 kilometers from the border with Israel, on Thursday evening.

Whales stranded in New Zealand: Another 50 pilot whales die

Fifty-one pilot whales have died after becoming stranded on a beach on the Chatham Islands off New Zealand. The mass stranding means more than 200 whales have died in separate incidents over the past week in the region. New Zealand’s Department of Conservation says between 80 and 90 whales were found to have become stranded in Hanson Bay on Thursday.

Ukraine bars Russian men aged 16-60 from entry

Ukraine will not allow Russian men aged 16-60 into the country following the imposition of martial law, Kiev says. An exception would be made for “humanitarian cases” such as those travelling to funerals. Russia says it is not planning retaliatory measures. Martial law has been imposed in 10 Ukrainian regions until 26 December.

Leaders gather for G20 Buenos Aires talks amid rising tensions

World leaders are gathering in Argentina for their annual G20 summit amid new tension with Russia over Ukraine and a US trade row with China. US President Donald Trump has cancelled a meeting with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, in protest at Russia’s seizure of Ukrainian naval boats. Twenty-four sailors were arrested in the Black Sea incident.

California assisted suicide law clears hurdle

A California appeals court overturned a lower court order that had imperiled the state’s assisted suicide law, but a longer legal fight may loom because the ruling skirted the larger issue of whether the legislation was unconstitutional. A three-judge panel of the 4th District Court of Appeals in the city of Riverside on Tuesday did not rule on the merits of the case because it found doctors opposed to the law had no right to sue to block the law.

UFO sighting in Texas? Keller resident records mysterious ‘cigar-shaped’ object in the sky

At first, the white object in the sky looked like a cloud. A weather balloon, perhaps ? The motionless, cigar-shaped object spotted last week near Fort Worth left the witness stumped. And a video of the sighting has since gone viral, opening the door to UFO theories online. “It was the oddest thing I’ve ever seen,” the unidentified witness said, according to their report to Texas UFOs, a website that tracks mysterious UFO sightings throughout the state.

Google Employees Debated Burying Conservative Media In Search

Google employees debated whether to bury conservative media outlets in the company’s search function as a response to President Donald Trump’s election in 2016, internal Google communications obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation reveal. The Daily Caller and Breitbart were specifically singled out as outlets to potentially bury, the communications reveal.

The war against Hamas tunnels

The IDF’s Combat Engineering Corps has undergone a transformation in recent years in an attempt to locate and thwart Hamas’s tunnel threat. In addition to increasing military personnel in IDF’s Special Operations Engineering Unit, the army also acquired advanced technologies that can locate and dismantle Hamas’s offensive tunnels.

Iranian jet carrying arms flies directly to Beirut

A Boeing 747 belonging to Iranian airline Fars Air Qeshm, reportedly used by the country’s Revolutionary Guards to smuggle weapons to Tehran’s allies, conducted a direct flight from the Iranian capital to Beirut for the first time on Thursday. Last month, Fox News reported that a Fars Air Qeshm flight from Tehran to Damascus…was carrying weapon systems—including GPS components—intended to convert inaccurate projectiles into precision-guided missiles.

China rejects U.S. academic report calling for retaliatory action

Chinese media on Friday hit back at a U.S. academic report which urged the United States to engage in “tit-for-tat” retaliation to counter what it said was China’s widening campaign for influence which threatened to undermine democratic values. The 213-page report, published…think tank Hoover Institution…said China’s ruling Communist Party had in recent years “significantly accelerated” both the investment and intensity of its global influence-seeking efforts.

KILL SHOT: Frightening Moment As Red Laser Dot Floats Over President Trump During White House Christmas Tree Ceremony Speech

Today, about three quarters of the way into his speech for the 2018 White House Christmas Tree Ceremony, a red laser dot began to hover over President Trump’s mouth and neck area while he spoke.

Caravan Migrants Flee Mexico as Diseases Become Endemic in Tijuana
Members of the Central American migrant caravan are finally coming to terms with the fact they will be unable to enter the US as hundreds begin ‘self-deporting’ back to Central America.

WATCH: Drag Queen Admits To ‘Grooming’ Children At Library ‘Story Hour’ Events

The so-called Drag Queen Story Hour (DQSH) program, wherein grown men dressed as overly-dramatized and sexualized women read to children in public libraries, have popped up across the nation within the last five years or so. Parents, understandably, have raised serious questions and concerns over the general over-sexualized nature of the drag queens and clear transgender agenda being pushed on impressionable young minds.

Delta Airlines Says Terminal F In The Atlanta Airport Is Now The First Fully Biometric Terminal In The United States, Detroit Is Next
…in today’s article, biometric airport terminals have officially arrived. Delta has done it in Atlanta and Chicago, and the other airlines are busy rolling theirs out as well. So if biometric airport terminals are the ‘chocolate’, what might be the perfect match ‘peanut butter’? Human implantable microchips, of course. How silly of you to even ask. Tech companies like Three Square in Wisconsin are already producing the chips, and they are already inside their employees.

Seismic Sensors Recorded That Earth Just Rang Like A Bell On November 11th, But Nobody Knows Why It Happened

The event that seismologists recorded on 11/11/2018 was unusual in many ways. To begin with, two of the three main waveforms that always accompany earthquakes were noticeably absent. Second, this event also lacked the short, sharp cracks that are common in most all earthquakes. But the thing that is puzzling scientists the most is that, instead of the low rumble you get with earthquakes, this event produced an even, low-frequency musical sound like someone had just rang a bell.

More Than 70,000 Americans Died Of Drug Overdoses In 2017. That’s A New Record

A record 70,000 Americans died of drug overdoses according to 2017 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data released Thursday, prompting experts to point to the proliferation of the potent substance fentanyl.

Merkel Doubles Payouts to Failed Asylum Seekers Who ‘Agree’ to Leave Country

As Germany buckles under the sheer pressure of attempting to reduce the massive influx of refugees and migrants overflowing into Germany, the country resorted gifting rejected asylum seekers financial aid if they return home.

Archaeologists Believe They Have Found A Ring That Belonged To Pontius Pilate, Roman Governor Who Ordered Crucifixion Of Jesus Of Nazareth

Over 50 years ago, at the site of the ancient Herodium in Israel, a ring was found that dated back to the First Century AD. It bore an inscription that until very recently remained undeciphered. Archaeologists have now been able to decode it, and have found that it bears the words ‘of Pilate’. Interestingly, Pilate was the 5th of the Roman governors, or prefects, in ancient Judea, and 5 is the number of death and judgment in the Bible. So it is fitting that Pilate would be the one to pronounce death upon the innocent Jesus of Nazareth.

‘This Is About Privacy’: China Tracks Citizens’ Whereabouts Through Tesla’s Technology

Tesla and other car companies that sell electric vehicles in China are sending information about the precise location and whereabouts of citizens to the Chinese government, The Associated Press reported Thursday.

Trump’s Unwavering Tie to Israel Is Astoundingly Genuine

On Tuesday, during an interview with The Washington Post, President Trump declared, “We wish to remain in the Middle East region for our interests and for Israel.”

The Female “Patsy” Who Has the Power to Start World War III

I have been extensively writing about the Deep State threat coming out of Central America. However, there is a preliminary event which I believe must happen in advance of  the attack and it is World War III. Once the war starts the US will be attacked through its southern underbelly. We are very, very close to this happening. Presently, a woman who has been leveraged over the Steele Dossier, is doing the bidding of the globalists and her present mission is to start World War III.

Soros’ “Open Society” Driven Out Of Turkey Amid Probe Into Terrorism Ties

Thrown out of Hungary and Poland, Soros is now being driven out of Turkey, but he continues his quest for the destruction of America and individual freedom.

Report: Thousands Of Migrants Treated For Infectious Diseases, Even HIV/AIDS

Thousands of migrants associated with the caravan have been treated in Tijuana, Mexico for infectious diseases, ranging from simple respiratory infections to tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS, according to a recent report from the border.

Brazil’s New Top Diplomat: Climate Change is a Marxist Hoax

Brazil’s newly appointed foreign minister, Ernesto Frago Araujo, who starts his new job in January under President Jair Bolsonaro, has stated that the climate change issue was invented by “cultural Marxists” to help push a globalist agenda that is anti-growth and anti-Christian,

Religious Leaders’ Embrace of Marxism Would Stifle Abundance Produced by Capitalism

According to these leaders, the United States holds a “crucial role in the balance and injustice of international trade and development.” To secure an “abundant life for all of God’s children,” these activists propose “a more just acquisition and redistribution of the world’s resources.”

Migrants in Tijuana regret caravan

Many of the estimated 6,000 migrants from Central America living in a makeshift shelter in Tijuana, Mexico, are preparing to return home, expressing regret for making the arduous journey.

Trump Is Winning the War With the Federal Reserve

…The Federal Reserve is trying to destroy the US economy in order to rid the country of nationalist, Donald Trump. Not since 1938, has the FED raised interest rates in a low inflationary environment. They have already done it 7 times this year and plan to do it 5 times next year. They never did it to Obama. The Federal Reserve needs to be disbanded.

The Israel-Europe Pipeline. The Geo-Political and Strategic Umbilical Cord.

After fairly rapid negotiations, Israel has agreed with European nations to supply Europe with its future natural gas needs. The project will turn Israel into a significant fuel-exporting nation.

Vatican: Priests Have ‘More Power Than God Himself’

It is one of the leading doctrines of Romanism that the pope is the visible head of the universal church of Christ, invested with supreme authority over bishops and pastors in all parts of the world.


Mid-Day Snapshot

The Foundation

“Nothing is more essential to the establishment of manners in a State than that all persons employed in places of power and trust must be men of unexceptionable characters.” —Samuel Adams (1775)

The MSM’s ‘Collusion’ Reality TV Show

Does Michael Cohen’s lying prove Trump colluded with Russia? Not even close.

Declining U.S. Life Expectancy Reflects Cultural Depravity

“We are losing too many Americans, too early and too often, to conditions that are preventable.”

The Second Class Second Amendment?

It’s past time for the Supreme Court to stop side-stepping any and all questions about gun rights.

So What Is the ‘First Step’?

The Senate can make a real difference with some significant reforms to criminal justice.

SCOTUS, the States, Forfeiture, and the Eighth Amendment

The court will likely strike down the abusive practice by law enforcement of excessive civil asset seizures.

New Study Proves Myth of Gender ‘Wage’ Gap

Yet the MSM ignores the fact that personal choice is the leading cause of the gap.

Friday Short Cuts

Non Compos Mentis: “My country gassed children. There are no words for my horror.” —Anne Hathaway

Friday Top Headlines

Cohen’s disclosure, G20 summit, new trade deal, bogus asylum seekers, Comey files motion, and more.

Today’s Opinion

Marc A. Thiessen

Gene Editing Is Here. It’s an Enormous Threat.

Mona Charen

Why Are We So Sad?

Erick Erickson

A Dreadful Time for Some

Jonah Goldberg

Rejection of Identity Politics Is Part of American History

David Harsanyi

There Is No ‘Surge’ in Right-Wing Violence


Today’s Meme


Today’s Cartoon


Headlines – 11/30/2018

U.N. to disavow Jewish ties to Jerusalem, call for Golan withdrawal

U.N.: Israelis, Palestinians must reaffirm 2 states based on ’67 lines

6 condemnatory UN resolutions against Israel to be adopted for 2018 “International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People”

Bennett criticizes Netanyahu for supporting a Palestinian state, calls on Israel to annex Ma’ale Adumim

Shaked touts ‘confederation’ of Jordan, Gaza, and parts of West Bank

CNN commentator calls for elimination of Israel, endorses violent Palestinian ‘resistance’

CNN fires commentator after he calls for ‘free Palestine from river to the sea’

Temple University stands by Marc Lamont Hill after CNN fires him for anti-Israel remarks

One-Third of Europeans Say Jews Use the Holocaust to Advance Their Positions and Goals, Poll Finds

Anti-Semitism never disappeared in Europe. It’s alive and kicking

President Rivlin: ‘Anti-Semitism is everywhere’

‘People Are Ready to Die or Go to Jail in Order to Kill Jews Today,’ Warns Fr. Patrick Desbois, Pioneer of Catholic-Jewish Understanding

300-Pound Menorah Stolen From Brookline Temple Found In West Roxbury

Home Front Commander: ‘In next war they won’t be drinking coffee in Tel Aviv’

IDF’s largest battalion drills urban fighting in preparation for Gaza war

US Ambassador to Israel Friedman: We’re very cognizant of Israel’s security needs

US circulates UN resolution that would condemn Hamas rockets

Hamas says rocket fire legal, slams ‘miserable’ US-led UN resolution against it

Europe agrees to back UN resolution condemning Hamas terror group

Netanyahu Warns Putin That Iran Wants to Destroy 6 Million Jews

Israel reportedly strikes pro-Iranian militia sites in Syria

Report: Israel jets bomb targets near Damascus, southern Syria

Israeli Army Says Syrian Missile Fired at Golan Heights

IDF confirms projectile fell in Golan as Syria claims it downed ‘hostile targets’

Report says Syria shot down Israeli war plane but Israel denies it

Tehran-Beirut cargo flight sparks concerns Iran arming Hezbollah more easily

Iran says it has added 2 mini submarines to its naval fleet

US says seized weapons show that Iran is a regional threat

US provides new evidence on Iran violating UN arms export ban in Yemen

U.S. Accuses Iran of Escalating Illicit Arms Transfers in Yemen, Afghanistan

UK aid to Yemen is eclipsed by weapons sales to the Saudi coalition

Guterres: UN close to starting Yemen peace talks

Houthi video shows children being trained to ‘fight America and Israel’

Hate crimes against Muslims in Canada rose 151% during 2017

Ukraine president asks NATO to deploy ships amid sea clash with Russia

‘Putin Wants All of Our Country’: Ukraine to Impose Restrictions on Russian Citizens

In abrupt switch, Trump cancels Putin meeting, cites Ukraine crisis

Kremlin learns about cancellation of Putin-Trump meeting fromTwitter

Merkel: We Sanction Russia for the Sake of International Law

Russia: Production Cuts Are Needed To Stabilize Oil Markets

U.S. has little to show for stalled nuclear talks with North Korea

G20 members struggle for agreements ahead of Argentina summit

G20 summit: Angela Merkel’s plane ‘makes emergency landing’ on way to Argentina

Chinese government orders fishing boats to behave during G-20 summit

The US Navy sent a cruiser to challenge China in the South China Sea, and Beijing is not happy about it

Panama the new flashpoint in China’s growing presence in Latin America

Maduro says Trump hounding Venezuela ‘like Hitler persecuted Jews’

Tear gas, border protection, and the inconsistency of Trump’s critics

Handful of caravan migrants launch hunger strike at U.S. border

One-third of migrants in caravan are being treated for health issues, Tijuana health official says

Mother sues US for $60 million after toddler detained at immigration facility later died

Border agents seize more than $2.7M in narcotics at California-Mexico border

Michael Cohen pleads guilty to lying to Congress in new deal with Mueller in Trump-Russia probe

‘The perfect witness’: Dems want Cohen to testify on the Hill

Gregg Jarrett: Cohen guilty plea does absolutely nothing to show wrongdoing by Trump

Fmr. US Attorney Reacts to Michael Cohen’s Cooperation With Mueller: ‘Worst Possible Legal Nightmare’ for Trump

Dershowitz: Firing Mueller ‘Would Not Be an Impeachable Offense’

Corsi says he ‘absolutely’ intended to help Trump campaign by trying to get Clinton emails

Trump threatens to declassify ‘devastating’ docs about Democrats

Paul Ryan questions California’s ‘bizarre’ vote-counting process

Julian Assange deserves a Medal of Freedom, not a secret indictment

Failed Prophecies Won’t Stop Trump’s True Believers – QAnon conspiracy theorists are bringing apocalyptic beliefs into the political mainstream.

Sheryl Sandberg reportedly wanted to know if George Soros, who publicly criticized Facebook, was shorting the company’s stock.

Google Employees Debated Burying Conservative Media In Search Results

Amazon targeted in German competition probe

UK significantly worse off under all Brexit scenarios – official forecast

For the U.S. Economy, Storm Clouds on the Horizon

Inside a futuristic restaurant, where a robot has replaced the bartender

Delta says USA’s ‘first biometric terminal’ is ready to go at Atlanta airport

NASA chief says US within 10 years of continuous manned presence on moon

Next US moon landing will be by private companies, not NASA

UFO sighting in Texas? Keller resident records mysterious ‘cigar-shaped’ object in the sky

5.7 magnitude earthquake hits near Sibolga, Indonesia

5.1 magnitude earthquake hits near Neiafu, Tonga

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Srandakan, Indonesia

Manam volcano in Papua New Guinea erupts to 45,000ft

Sabancaya volcano in Peru erupts to 26,000ft

Sangay volcano in Ecuador erupts to 20,000ft

Fuego volcano in Guatemala erupts to 19,000ft

Reventador volcano in Ecuador erupts to 14,000ft

Turrialba volcano in Costa Rica erupts to 13,000ft

Torrential rain hits village in Indonesia’s West Java province, leads to deadly landslide

California wildfire zone slammed with flash flooding

YouTube is teeming with conspiracy theories about the California wildfires. Here’s what really may have caused the flames.

Thousands flee their homes as firefighters tackle ‘catastrophic’ wildfires in Australia

Brazil’s New Top Diplomat: Climate Change is a Marxist Hoax

The Dead Sea is dying. A $1.5 billion plan aims to resurrect it.

Google’s Parent Has a Plan to Eliminate Mosquitoes Worldwide

Congo’s Ebola outbreak now 2nd largest in history, WHO says

Measles cases rise 30 percent worldwide: UN

New $100 million White House AIDS relief investment to include faith-based orgs

Vaccination error means 1,800 Upstate children should be re-immunized

‘Extremely abominable’: Chinese gene-editing scientist faces law

Israeli experts pan Chinese gene-editing as ‘drastic’ human experimentation

More Than 70,000 Americans Died Of Drug Overdoses In 2017. That’s A New Record

Suicide rate up 33% in less than 20 years, yet funding lags behind other top killers

California assisted suicide law clears hurdle

58 inmates suing over pornography ban in Iowa’s prisons, asking for $25,000 each in damages, claiming they have been denied a constitutional right

Grindr’s president says marriage is ‘between man and woman’: report

‘Time to put a stop to this’: Why a Catholic prosecutor who witnessed abuse took on his own church

‘Slaughtered like animals, burned to death’: pastors tell Nigerian President Buhari of massacres

2,000-year-old ‘Pilate’ ring just might have belonged to notorious Jesus judge


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Weekly Watchman for 11/30/2018

Listener Comments and Questions

Friday is your show! Mike and David cover questions and comments from our listeners. Here are some of the questions, comments, and topics that Stand Up for the Truth listeners want to discuss today:

Is the Bible clear on Christians tithing and giving?
Doesn’t President Trump promote violence just as much as the radicals on the Left?
Hyper-grace is becoming a cancer in the church, leading to ‘seeker-sensitive’ Christianity
How long should a church allow unrepentant sinners to remain in their congregation?
Eternal security: Hebrews 6 dilemma – can a true believer lose his or her salvation? What’s a balanced perspective?
Andy Stanley, Rob Bell, Jim Wallis, and a few other heretics
Writing from Canada, there are few voices here standing for the true faith, please pray for our leaders!
Weak, watered-down teachings in most modern American churches – how can we break this pattern?

Daily podcast, relevant articles on issues pertaining to Christians and more can be found on Stand Up For The Truth.

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When Adults Eat Baby Food

How would you feel if friends invited you to their home for dinner and when you sat down to eat they served jars of Gerber’s baby food? Would you feel awkward, embarrassed or maybe even offended? But too many churches today are practically doing this with God’s Word! Let’s look at this from God’s perspective as written in the Book of Hebrews: God has given us great principles and depths of wisdom in His Word and believers are instructed to move on to maturity in Christ, so how might He feel when instead of getting to the solid “meat” of His Word we keep drinking milk or eating baby food?

Pastor Mike Abendroth of No Compromise Radio joins us this morning to look at some challenging and controversial verses in Hebrews 5 and 6. In our final segment this morning we look at a heart-breaking story of a six year old boy trapped in gender confusion because his mother insists he is actually a girl and dresses him that way, but when he visits his father he wants to dress like and be called a boy.

Daily podcast, relevant articles on issues pertaining to Christians and more can be found on Stand Up For The Truth.

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Is Israel Being Set Up for Invasion?

The Bible teaches that Israel will be invaded one day and many will lose their lives as Satan makes one final effort to discredit God’s promises to His chosen people. Most of the world will probably support this invasion because they are being deceived into thinking Israel is the problem or even the evil bully while her neighboring Muslim nations are victims of Israeli “oppression.”

Gary Kah of Hope for the World just returned from a trip to Israel, during which thousands of rockets were shot into Israel by the Palestinians and our secular media ignored it. Why is it when these attacks happen, all we ever see on the “news” is when Israel retaliates to protect itself? They show pictures of children caught up in the violence and try to convince us Israel wants to kill innocent women and children. We also talk with Gary about events around the world that point to a coming one world government—Globalism—and the sinister plans of Globalist Politicians in our own nation to undermine President Trump’s Nationalist agenda.

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The Dangers of Emotion and Feelings Ruling Our Thought Process

When our emotions and feelings rule our minds and hearts we could be headed into dangerous waters. Logic, knowledge and common sense are put on the back-burner, and we risk thoughts and behaviors that can be very damaging to us and others. Dave Wager of Nicolet Bible Institute joins us this morning to discuss how we take our thoughts captive in Jesus Christ so we can avoid mistakes we might make when emotions and feelings rule our thought process and decision making.

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The Obsession With Finding Extraterrestrial Life

The U.S. spend billions of dollars every year on space exploration and the search for extraterrestrial life. Hollywood produces and people watch film after film suggesting we are not alone in the universe. There’s something fascinating about the unknown. But scientists, a majority of whom are atheists, hoping to validate their theory of life on other planets, need only look to God’s Word.

Jay Seegert of the Starting Point Project is today’s guest, here to discuss our obsession with alien life, and how we answer skeptics who use this argument: “If God created man then who created God?”

In our final segment, Mike and David look at backlash a Christian Church in Canada is receiving for exercising biblical church discipline on a member who has admitted she is a lesbian.

Daily podcast, relevant articles on issues pertaining to Christians and more can be found on Stand Up For The Truth.

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November 30 The God of Peace

The God of peace will be with you.

Philippians 4:9

The apostle Paul often referred to the Lord as the God of peace. In Romans he said, “Now the God of peace be with you all” (15:33). In 2 Corinthians he wrote, “The God of love and peace will be with you”(13:11). And to the Thessalonian believers he said, may the Lord of peace Himself give you peace always in every way” (2 Thess. 3:16).

Today’s verse emphasizes the fact that God’s character is peace. He is the origin and giver of peace. When we have godly attitudes, thoughts, and actions, the peace of God and the God of peace will guard us. His peace provides comfort, tranquility, quietness, and confidence in the midst of any trial you may face.[1]


[1] MacArthur, J. (2001). Truth for today : a daily touch of God’s grace (p. 359). Nashville, Tenn.: J. Countryman.

This ‘n’ That for November 30, 2018 — Do Not Be Surprised…

  • We are adopted as sons, and that’s important.
  • This would be such a fun gift for a book lover!
  • Well, even a broken clock is right twice a day.
  • I feel like this isn’t a warning we should have to be issuing. Gross.
  • A warning for my fellow tea drinkers. Of course, if you’re drinking these mass produced teas, then we need to talk.
  • “Theology is a noble subject of study for women.”
  • Cults and their inner workings are strangely and sadly interesting.
This is the season when we are expected to be happy; and my heart’s desire is, that in the highest and best sense, you who are believers may be “merry.” Mary’s heart was merry within her; but here was the mark of her joy, it was all holy merriment, it was every drop of it sacred mirth. It was not such merriment as worldlings will revel in to-day and to-morrow, but such merriment as the angels have around the throne, where they sing, “Glory to God in the highest…” —Charles Spurgeon

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