Daily Archives: January 25, 2019

January 25 The Foundation of Faith

Scripture Reading: Matthew 7:24–29

Key Verse: Romans 8:35

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

Imagine that someone walked up to you today and said, “Here’s one million dollars. Build yourself a dream house.” Chances are, you’re not going to pick a poor lot filled with sand. You’re not going to use the cheapest, knottiest, half-rotted lumber you can find. Of course not. You search for the choicest acreage and the highest-quality building materials you can afford.

But when it comes to constructing a sturdy foundation for their lives, many people settle for inferior supplies—possessions, fame, or financial security. On the surface, these things seem reliable enough, but in the hard blast of a personal crisis they crumble away. A fire can eat up possessions; fame can disappear with one piece of negative press; a failing economy or a layoff can destroy financial security.

That’s why Jesus wanted you to see beyond the temporal to the eternal. He said, “Everyone who hears these words of Mine, and acts upon them, may be compared to a wise man, who built his house upon the rock … The winds blew, and burst against that house; and yet it did not fall” (Matt. 7:24–25 nasb).

You need the shake-proof foundation of Christ to make it through the storms of life (Rom. 8:35). Only on His sure footing can you find security that survives every trouble. Build your life on the foundation of faith—Jesus Christ.

Dear God, I do not want to build with inferior supplies—possessions, fame, or financial security—because these things crumble. Empower me to build my life upon the foundations of Your Word and Your Son, Jesus Christ.[1]


[1] Stanley, C. F. (1999). On holy ground (p. 26). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

Obama Regime Still Making Deals & Meeting World Leaders Like They Are Still In Charge

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Recently, former Secretary of State John Kerry called on President Trump to resign during a Tuesday appearance at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. While Kerry’s statement has been carried by many media sources, as well as him being asked if he plans to run for president in 2020, no one is asking the most important question of all:  Why is Kerry still attending important world functions and meeting with world leaders?

Since Donald Trump became president in 2016, both John Kerry and Barack H. Obama have been traveling around the world, on our dime, acting as if they were still running the USA. Both attended the Climate Summit, met with world leaders in their own countries numerous times, and Kerry even met with Iranian officials and other world leaders to try to save the nuclear deal President Trump scrapped.

Presumably, the flight Nancy Pelosi, Adam Schiff, and other Socialist Leftists were going to take recently on an extravagant world vacation disguised as a business trip to visit troops in Afghanistan and other stops in Egypt and Europe would have coincided with some of Kerry’s itinerary.  This means that key people in the former Obama Administration are still acting as if Obama were still president by making deals with world leaders. The meetup with Kerry, Obama, and others by the Pelosi entourage tells us that the US is being governed by two factions. The legitimate government of the Trump Administration, but also the Defacto US government of the Obama reign.

The fact that we have key players from the former Obama government still acting as our legitimate government and many Leftists in power now, who obviously recognize Barack H. Obama as their leader and not the Trump administration, should deeply disturb us. Not only is this an act of defiance against the current administration that was put in power by the citizens of the USA, but it is a blatant act of treason against the people by the former administration and government officials currently in office.

The US is and has been in a quiet, for the most part, Civil War since citizens outrightly rejected the NWO neo-Nazism mantra in electing Donald Trump to not only Make America Great Again, but to actually Make America the United States of America again.

The organized mobs such as ANTIFA and BLM, financed by George Soros and organized by Obama, whose job it is to put down any semblance of support of nationalism in the US, most of the time violently, shows us we citizens are headed into armed conflict with anti-American factions within our own government.

This armed conflict will not bode well for the anti-American factions trying to destroy the US, as most law enforcement and all military will side with US National Patriots and they’re officially sworn in President, Donald Trump.

Courtesy of Freedom Outpost

Wow – Rosenstein, Mueller and FBI Coordinate With CNN for Exclusive Pre-Dawn Raid and Arrest of Roger Stone…. — The Last Refuge

The Rosenstein/Mueller investigation instructed the FBI to conduct a pre-dawn raid and arrest of Roger Stone at 6:00am this morning.  CNN was on the scene to broadcast the raid and capture live to their audience.  Interestingly as the CNN reporter shares in the video: …”we where here at 5am waiting for whatever was going to happen, it was dark. 6am Just after the hour”…  Obviously the broadcast theatrics were planned in advance.

Using the approach seen before with mass murderers and notorious criminals, the FBI generously permitted exclusive video footage from CNN showing dozens of heavily armed SWAT and FBI officials who surrounded the home of Mr. Stone for impact and value.  The CNN glee is, well, a blood lust on full display. WATCH:

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The scene provides quite a contrast from how the DOJ and FBI handled the Clinton team within prior investigatory events and inquiries. The DOJ could have easily made a phone call and coordinated Mr. Stone turning himself in to authorities as they have done in the past with their political allies. However, for maximum corrupt visibility – the raid gives a more favorable optic to the resistance.

via Wow – Rosenstein, Mueller and FBI Coordinate With CNN for Exclusive Pre-Dawn Raid and Arrest of Roger Stone…. — The Last Refuge

Pelosi SLAMS Trump after He Caves on Shutdown: “Some in Administration Don’t Understand How Some People Live Paycheck to Paycheck” — The Gateway Pundit

On Friday President Trump opened the government without any promise by Democrats to build a border wall.
Open Borders Wins!

This was Speaker Pelosi’s second big win this week!

Speaker Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer gloated following the news.

Pelosi and Schumer held a joint press conference.

Pelosi hammered President Trump for not understanding that several Americans live paycheck to paycheck.

Pelosi and Schumer refused to pay Coast Guard members in voting this week.

Pelosi is the richest member in Congress today.

via Pelosi SLAMS Trump after He Caves on Shutdown: “Some in Administration Don’t Understand How Some People Live Paycheck to Paycheck” — The Gateway Pundit

TRUMP CAVES! Ends Shutdown with NO BORDER WALL — Pelosi’s SECOND BIG WIN This Week — VIDEO PELOSI DANCING — The Gateway Pundit

PRESIDENT TRUMP CAVES!
OPENS GOVERNMENT WITHOUT BORDER WALL!

Speaker Pelosi gets her SECOND HUGE WIN This week!

Trump opens the government without any promise to build a border wall.
Open Borders Wins!

FLASHBACK PELOSI DANCING VIDEO….

via TRUMP CAVES! Ends Shutdown with NO BORDER WALL — Pelosi’s SECOND BIG WIN This Week — VIDEO PELOSI DANCING — The Gateway Pundit

January 25 Worthy Of Praise

Scripture reading: Philippians 4:5–23

Key verse: Psalm 147:1

Praise the Lord!

For it is good to sing praises to our God;

For it is pleasant, and praise is beautiful.

Whenever you read a passage of Scripture concerning suffering, you almost always find an exhortation to praise God.

It seems an odd mix—the moment when you are enduring the greatest internal stress is the time when you least feel like offering praise and thanksgiving. In her book 31 Days of Praise, Ruth Myers explains the connection:

Why do I at times feel reluctant to praise in the midst of everyday trials: when I hear news that makes me anxious about someone I love, or when I face a major disappointment, or when I’m angry or under a lot of pressure?

Could it be that one of Satan’s major strategies is to divert us from praise? After all, he knows that God delights in our praise, and that doesn’t exactly make him happy. He also detests the rich benefits praise brings to us and others. Or is it simply that our flesh prevails over our spirits, dampening our desire to glorify God? Might it be some of both?…

Praise flourishes as you weed and water and fertilize your spiritual garden in which it grows. It becomes more constant as you nurture your soul on God’s Word and walk in His ways, depending upon the Holy Spirit. It gets richer and more spontaneous as you grow in your knowledge of how worthy the Lord is to receive honor and glory and praise.

You are worthy to receive praise, O Lord. I praise You today with my whole heart.[1]


[1] Stanley, C. F. (2000). Into His presence (p. 26). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

January 25, 2019 Truth2Freedom Briefing Report (US•World•Christian)

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President Donald Trump’s longtime ally Roger Stone was arrested on Friday on charges of obstruction, witness tampering and making false statements related to the release of stolen Democratic Party emails during the 2016 presidential campaign

The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday called on the United States to drop what it called irresponsible plans to deploy a missile defense system in space, saying the move risked fueling an arms race.

The U.S. government will return the first group of migrants seeking asylum in the United States to the Mexican border city of Tijuana on Friday, U.S. and Mexican officials said, marking the start of a major policy shift by the Trump administration.

A Turkish court ordered the release on Friday of a Kurdish lawmaker jailed last year for criticizing Ankara’s military operation in Syria and on hunger strike for nearly three months.

The search for a two-year-old Spanish boy who fell into a narrow well on Jan. 13 entered its riskiest phase on Thursday as miners went down a new 60-meter (197 ft) parallel shaft to start digging across to the well.

China will take steps to spur growth amid a trade war with the United States, but there is limited room for aggressive stimulus in an economy already laden with massive debts and a property market prone to credit-driven spikes, policy insiders said.

Islamic State carried out an attack on Egyptian security forces in Sinai a week ago and captured a Christian criminal research expert, the militant group said

The United States sent two warships through the Taiwan Strait on Thursday in the first such operation this year, the Taiwan government said, as it increases the frequency of transits through the strategic waterway to the concern of China.

AP Top Stories

The United States has requested a public U.N. Security Council meeting on Venezuela on Saturday and U.N. diplomats said they expected U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to address the body.

The U.S. Navy is considering developing robotic warships. Cheaper to build than today ship’s and expendable, the unmanned vessels could help the Navy quickly to grow — and could allow the fleet to develop new tactics for battling a high-tech foe.

Gaza’s Islamist rulers Hamas said Thursday they would not accept a fresh tranche of Qatari funds, accusing Israel of imposing new conditions on the money entering the blockaded Palestinian territory.

An Iraqi priest who saved a trove of religious manuscripts from the Islamic State group was ordained on Friday as the new Chaldean Catholic archbishop of Mosul.

The leaders of the biggest U.S. banks are likely to be summoned to Washington to face questions from a congressional panel that oversees Wall Street, an early sign that the financial industry will endure tougher scrutiny under a Democratic-controlled House. The chief executive officers of Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Wells Fargo & Co., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Citigroup Inc., Morgan Stanley and Bank of America Corp. could be asked to testify before the House Financial Services Committee.

A board game that makes light of last year’s nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy in Britain has gone on sale in Russia.

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis said Wednesday he is seeking to prevent Denver teachers from walking off the job next week after they overwhelmingly voted to strike over pay.

A House of Representatives oversight panel said on Wednesday it would investigate the White House security clearance process, including questions about unreported Russian contacts involving President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and national security aides.

Some U.S. diplomats in Venezuela headed for the Caracas airport early Friday amid a political power struggle between President Nicolas Maduro and an opposition leader who has declared himself interim president.

Potential U.S. sanctions on Venezuela’s crude oil exports would cut off the nation from Gulf Coast refiners that are among its biggest customers, likely forcing it to send more crude to China, India or other Asian countries, traders said on Wednesday.

Procter & Gamble said Wednesday its controversial Gillette ad targeting “toxic masculinity” was resonating with younger consumers and producing solid sales despite criticism from some conservatives and calls for a boycott.

Iran arrested more than 7,000 people in a sweeping crackdown on protesters and dissidents in the past year, in what has been called “a year of shame” for the Islamic Republic.

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Florida’s Secretary of State Michael Ertel has resigned after photos emerged of him in blackface dressed as a victim of Hurricane Katrina.

A Manhattan apartment has just been sold for $238m – the most expensive home ever sold in the US.

WND

Union membership in the U.S. continues to shrink, showing that organized labor still faces headwinds despite some recent victories.

A divided U.S. appeals court on Wednesday dealt a setback to older job applicants, saying they cannot invoke a federal law against age bias in employment to challenge hiring policies they believe have a discriminatory impact.

Chinese authorities have developed an app to tell people if they are nearby someone in debt. The app alerts users with a flash when they are within 500 meters of someone who is in debt – the newspaper claimed.


Mid-Day Snapshot

The Foundation

“Energy in the executive is a leading character in the definition of good government. It is essential to the protection of the community against foreign attacks; it is not less essential to the steady administration of the laws; to the protection of property against those irregular and high-handed combinations which sometimes interrupt the ordinary course of justice; to the security of liberty against the enterprises and assaults of ambition, of faction, and of anarchy.” —Alexander Hamilton (1788)

Dems Refuse to Negotiate; Will Trump Declare Emergency?

Senate votes down spending bills from both Dems and GOP. No end to shutdown in sight.

Another Nuclear Option to Clear Judicial Backlog?

Senate Democrats keep finding new ways to obstruct Trump’s nominations.

The Rapid Growth of Homeschooling

It’s School Choice Week, which provides a good opportunity to highlight an available choice.

Ilhan Omar’s Deceitful Bigotry

Her lies about the Covington Catholic boys are beyond the pale. Where is Democrat discipline?

Early Mistakes in the War on Terror Hurt America Today

A look back on George W. Bush’s record fighting Jihadistan and where we are now.

Video: What Is a Man? A Response to Gillette

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Today’s Opinion

Michael Barone
Does the Media Deserve to Be Respected and Believed?
Erick Erickson
Confession and Apology
Marc A. Thiessen
If Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Were a Conservative
L. Brent Bozell & Tim Graham
The NFL Recovers From Kneeling Frenzy
David Harsanyi
The Democratic Party’s Holy War on Christian Orthodoxy
For more of today’s columns, visit Right Opinion.

Friday Top Headlines

Border plan fails, potential emergency declaration, Roger Stone arrested, Michael Cohen subpoenaed, and more.

Today’s Meme

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Today’s Cartoon

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Friday Short Cuts

“Self-reliance is the only road to true freedom, and being one’s own person is its ultimate reward.” —Patricia Sampson

News – 1/25/2019

Christians in Israel – Rising Spring
Not many people in the world are familiar with the Christian community in Israel and there are even many who are not even aware that these Christians are Israeli citizens. Most of the Christians in Israel are Arabic-speaking, or, as the common but anachronistic term describes them, “Christian Arabs.” This community is deeply rooted in the Land of Israel with many being descendants of Christians from the days of Jesus and his followers who formed the first churches.

President Trump ‘Planning Major Speech’ Next Week, Despite Postponing SOTU
President Donald Trump is reportedly planning a major national speech next week after being forced to delay his annual State of the Union address until after the government shutdown has ended. Despite being blocked from going ahead with the SOTU by Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Trump is apparently planning an alternative televised address to the American people. Sebastion Gorka, President Trump’s former deputy assistant, revealed in an interview with Breitbart News Daily on Sirius XM on Thursday that supporters should expect to see Trump speaking to the country anyway. “It might not be called the State of the Union, but there will be an address, from a very very interesting location, held very soon by the president,” Gorka said.

Dangerous New Trans Push For Puberty Blockers Of Young Children
Aside from the psychological damage now becoming apparent, hormone blockers administered before and during puberty cause dramatically lower bone density, cripplingly painful autoimmune disorders and sterility. Yet all of this has been pushed aside to satisfy a radical transgender agenda above all else.

House Resolution Introduced, Rejecting Anti-Israel and Anti-Semitic Sentiment
Ahead of International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Jan. 27, three Republican members of Congress introduced on Wednesday a House resolution condemning anti-Semitic and anti-Israel vitriol in the United States and worldwide. Reps. Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.), Ted Budd (R-N.C.) and Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.), introduced the resolution that calls out both Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan for his extensive record of spewing anti-Jewish rhetoric and Women’s March leader Tamilka Mallory, who refused to condemn Farrakhan, and who attended his annual Saviour’s Day address last year during which the minister labeled Jews as “satanic.” The resolution also names Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) and Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), who both support the anti-Israel BDS movement.

Biggest Threat Facing Israel In 2019: Multi-Front War In North & South
According to the Hebrew new site Ynet, the report said, “Most of the fronts facing Israel are very volatile: Syria, Lebanon, and the Gaza Strip. Despite mutual deterrence between the sides, there is a potential for escalation to a wider confrontation and an all-out war on more than one front.”

Breakthrough experiment beams audio messages across the room using only lasers
In the modern day, we’re used to being able to send messages to specific people over long distances, usually by way of a phone. But now, scientists at MIT have developed a way to use a laser to beam an audible message through thin air to a person standing on the other side of a room, so that only they can hear it.

Europe explores possibility of 2025 lunar mining mission
ESA has indicated it’s interested in mining the Moon by 2025. To help achieve this, the space agency has awarded a one-year contract to ArianeGroup to look into the feasibility of sending a mission to the lunar surface to mine lunar soil or regolith, which could be a source of water and oxygen to support a manned outpost, as well as a source of fuel for deep space missions.

CRISPR used to control which genes are passed down in mice
Biologists at the University of California San Diego have successfully used the CRISPR gene-editing tool to control genetic inheritance in mice for the first time. In this case, the researchers engineered an active genetic “CopyCat” DNA element, and used CRISPR to copy it from one chromosome to the other. The idea is that this would increase the chances that this gene would be passed down to the next generation of mice in tests. In recent years a similar process has been used in insects, for example in making malaria-resistant mosquitoes that will pass that trait down through a population.

Earthquake in northern Israel – ‘felt like a bomb,’ residents
Northern Israel was hit by an earthquake late Thursday night. Residents reported tremors and what they said sounded like explosions. “It felt like a bomb went off near the house,” one resident said. People in Afula, Nazereth and Migdal Haemek in the North said they also heard loud explosions. Authorities later confirmed that the tremors were caused by an earthquake, estimated to have been a 3.6 on the Richter scale.

India successfully tests Barak 8 long-range surface-to-air missile
India successfully tested the Barak 8 long range surface to air missile from the naval warship INS Chennai against an incoming aerial target flying at a low altitude on Thursday, India’s Defense Ministry announced. “The Long Range Surface-to-Air Missile (LRSAM) has been successfully test fired from INS Chennai against an incoming aerial target flying at low altitude,” the Defense Ministry said in a statement. “All the mission objectives have been met.”

Iran angrily blames Russia for disrupting S-300 system amid Israeli attack
Official news sources in Iran publicly attacked the Russian government, blaming them for deliberately disrupting the S-300 air defense systems during the recent flare-up between their forces in Syria and Israel. Meanwhile, Russia announced that the S-300 air defense systems in Syria are not ready for operation. Israel hit several Iranian targets in Syria targets this week after a rocket was shot toward the northern border.

Children’s climate rallies gain momentum in Europe
Thousands of schoolchildren in Europe are expected to skip classes and rally for action on climate change. Children plan to stage a sit-in outside city hall in Basel, Switzerland, and similar protests are planned in Berlin and other German cities. They are inspired by 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg. She is in Davos, urging the World Economic Forum (WEF) to ensure a greener future.

US shutdown: Senate rejects bills to reopen government
The US Senate has rejected two bills to end the government shutdown, leaving no end in sight to the record-breaking closure of federal agencies. The Republican legislation garnered 50 votes with 47 against, with 52-44 for the Democratic bill. Both measures needed 60 votes to pass. Meanwhile, 800,000 federal workers who are struggling to cover their bills will miss another payday on Friday.

Will robots take your job? Quarter of US workers at risk
Robots aren’t replacing everyone, but a quarter of U.S. jobs will be severely disrupted as artificial intelligence accelerates the automation of existing work, according to a new Brookings Institution report. Thursday’s report from the Washington think tank says roughly 36 million Americans hold jobs with “high exposure” to automation — meaning at least 70 percent of their tasks could soon be performed by machines using current technology.

Is Big Tech Merging With Big Brother? Kinda Looks Like It
A friend…noticed that his intern…from…China, was walking to work. When he offered…a swifter mode of transportation, she declined…she explained that she “needed the steps” on her Fitbit to sign in to her social media accounts. If she fell below the right number of steps, it would lower her health and fitness rating, which is part of her social rating, which is monitored by the government. A low social rating could prevent her from working or traveling abroad.

Mount St Helens WARNING: Scientist reveals molten rock ‘rising FIVE metres a DAY’
MOUNT St Helens could erupt again as scientists closely monitor a lava dome rising at five metres a day, a bombshell documentary revealed. On May 18, 1980, Mount St Helens erupted in the US state of Washington…Scientists are now closely watching the volcano to make sure they are prepared in case the same happens again.

Satellite imagery raises suspicion of Saudi Arabia’s ability to produce missiles
Satellite images suggest that Saudi Arabia has constructed its first known ballistic missile factory, according to weapons experts and image analysts, a development that raises questions about the kingdom’s increasing military and nuclear ambitions… If operational, the suspected factory…would allow Saudi Arabia to manufacture its own ballistic missiles, fueling fears of an arms race against its regional rival Iran.

Iran to Launch ‘Massive’ War Drills
Iranian military leaders announced…that the Islamic Republic would be launching a “massive” set of war drills later this week that will include the regime’s Army’s Ground Force and some 12,000 “combat and mobile forces,”… “The massive Eqtedar 97 war games of the Army’s Ground Force will be staged for two days in an extensive area of Isfahan region on Friday,” Iranian General Kiomars Heidari, commander of its ground force, said on Thursday.

US warships sail through the closely watched Taiwan Strait, turning up the pressure on Beijing
US guided missile destroyer USS McCampbell and the USNS Walter S. Diehl conducted “a routine” Taiwan Strait transit “in accordance with international law”, US Pacific Fleet spokesman Lt. Commander Tim Gorman told CNN. “The ships’ transit through the Taiwan Strait demonstrates the US commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific,” Gorman said. “The US Navy will continue to fly, sail and operate anywhere international law allows.”

Exclusive: NY Bookstore Stands Against New Abortion Law, Closes Store To Mourn ‘Thousands of Babies That Will Die’
A New York bookstore is taking a stand against a law that was signed in the Empire State on Tuesday legalizing late-term abortions.

Why Does Pope Francis’s New Morocco Logo Imply Submission To Islam?
Vatican media foregoes the traditional papal insignia in promotion of this trip. Apropos of our age of slogans and Instagram politicking, it has chosen instead a logo created specifically for the event. Vatican News explained the choice: “A cross and a crescent . . . are symbols of Christianity and Islam which highlight the interreligious relation between Christians and Muslims.”

Lila Rose: NY Abortion Law Is ‘Cash Cow’ for ‘Abortion Industry’
Lila Rose, president and founder of pro-life organization Live Action, said on Wednesday that New York’s newest abortion law is a “cash cow” for the “abortion industry,” offering her remarks in an interview on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Tonight with hosts Rebecca Mansour and Joel Pollak.

Clinton Campaign Used Fusion GPS, Spy’s Connections To ‘Spread’ Trump Dossier
The Clinton’s paid for information targeting Donald Trump as part of a sophisticated strategy which used the personal connections from former Spy Christopher Steele, and Fusion GPS’s to frame the President.

Trump Planning MASS ARRESTS and Military Tribunals For Deep State Traitors
According to the below-cited documents, President Trump is gearing up to carry out the mass arrests of the deep state traitors.Some of these Deep State operatives include Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok, James Comey and even Barack Obama.The documentation from the U.S. Federal Register in linked below.

Two Presidential Candidates with Muslim Brotherhood and Communist Party Ties Are Running for President
…Two Democrats, who have announced their candidacy for the Presidency, have direct ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and the American Communist Party. They are Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren. Khrushchev warned us of the Communist intentions to infiltrate American society and apparently it has worked.

Chinese Communists Force Christians to Replace Jesus Pictures With Images of Mao, Xi Jinping
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) continues to harass and persecute Christians and, in recent months, has taken to removing pictures of Jesus Christ from inside homes and replacing them with pictures of dictator Mao Zedong and/or China’s current authoritarian president, Xi Jinping.

Apocalypse now? Doomsday Clock at two minutes to midnight, declared a ‘new abnormal’
At least it’s not one minute to midnight. As it has for more than six decades, The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists has made a yearly adjustment on the symbolic “Doomsday Clock,” which is meant to show how close humanity is to ultimate destruction by wars, bombs and other causes.

WORLD WAR 3: As Israel Continues To Take Out Military Targets In Damascus, Both Syria And Iran Say They Are Ready To Go To War With The Jews
Yes, wars and rumors of wars abound all the time in the Middle East between the sovereign nation of Israel and any number of their relentless Muslim enemies. That by itself is nothing new, in fact it’s quite predictable. But what is happening now is different from previous wars and previous years.

Feds Spend $453,592 Giving Financial Support to Transgender Women
The National Institutes of Health is spending over $450,000 to provide transgender women of color financial tips and “gender transition supports.”

Oats, wheat, and flax are all quietly being sprayed with cancer causing glyphosate
Here we go again with glyphosate, that ubiquitous toxin used as Round Up’s primary ingredient. It’s infamous for the ability to kill weeds, along with all those beneficial micro organisms in the soil and in your gut. Oh, yeah, and without it, we can’t feed the world… Not true.

Car bomb explodes near Russian embassy in Damascus
A bomb attack hit a northeastern neighborhood of the Syrian capital Thursday, state media said, in the third such explosion in a regime-held area in less than a week.

China, Russia Building Super-EMP Bombs for ‘Blackout Warfare’
Several nations, including China and Russia, are building powerful nuclear bombs designed to produce super-electromagnetic pulse (EMP) waves capable of devastating all electronics—from computers to electric grids—for hundreds of miles, according to a newly-released congressional study.

Federal Court: Video of Planned Parenthood Discussing Fetal Tissue Was ‘Not Deceptively Edited’
Last Thursday, Jan. 17, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals stated that undercover video footage filmed by the Center for Medical Progress (CMP), which showed Planned Parenthood employees discussing the sale of tissue from aborted fetuses, was “authentic” and “not deceptively edited.”


Headlines – 1/25/2019

Government okays Qatari funds to Hamas, which refuses to accept transfer

After Hamas rejects Qatari aid, Israel girds for violent surge on Gaza border

Family of Palestinian killed by Gaza rocket fire sues Israel for negligence

Israel summons Irish envoy as bill criminalizing settlement trade advances

Number of Eastern Europeans Denied Entry in Israel Up Tenfold Since 2013

In the Qumran cliffs, an expedition digs up new Dead Sea Scroll caves

House Majority Leader calls for US recognition of Israeli sovereignty over Golan

Dozens killed in failed ISIS counterattack in east Syria: Monitor

Car bomb explodes in Damascus, no casualties: Syrian state media

Iran’s nuclear chief: We bought spares for nuke equipment we agreed to destroy

Will EU’s scheme to beat U.S. sanctions against Iran be a game changer?

Satellite imagery raises suspicion of Saudi Arabia’s ability to produce missiles

Humanitarian crisis in West Papua as thousands displaced escaping bombing and suspected chemical weapons use by Indonesian military

Seoul resists Trump’s demands for $1.2 billion a year to keep US troops on the peninsula

South Korea accuses Japan of ‘clear provocation’ after Tokyo allegedly flies plane close to warship

China could gain, U.S. lose from Japan-South Korea feuds: Japan PM adviser

George Soros says the US and China are in a cold war that ‘threatens to turn into a hot one’

Soros Warns China Uses Algos to Find Threats to One-Party Rule

Soros calls China’s Xi ‘most dangerous’ foe of free societies

All eyes on Maduro rival as Venezuela power crisis deepens

Venezuela’s leadership crisis ‘cannot be ignored’ as world picks whether to back Maduro or support opponent Guiado

After US Recognizes Venezuelan Opposition Chief as President, Iranian Leaders Rally Behind Maduro Regime

US, UK say Venezuela’s Maduro ‘illegitimate’, Russia and Turkey express support

What’s Behind Turkey’s Fervent Support for Venezuela’s Maduro

Palestinian official slams US over its support for Venezuelan opposition leader

Fearing for Jewish community, Israel silent on Venezuela unrest

Vatican calls for end to suffering in Venezuela but takes no sides

US ‘at the ready’ to protect diplomats in Caracas

Russia Warns U.S. Against Military Intervention in Venezuela

Venezuela’s Guaido would consider Maduro amnesty

Top Venezuela military brass vow to back Maduro as at least 12 die in unrest

Venezuelan migrants surge into Colombia as political crisis deepens

Trump, in swipe at Ocasio-Cortez, says 70 percent tax rate would bring Venezuela’s woes to US

Gorka: 40 countries have tried socialist system, they have all failed

Before Venezuela, US has long involvement in Latin America

Pope says killing of women has become ‘plague’ in Latin America

US shutdown: Senate rejects bills to reopen government

White House mulls declaring national emergency over border wall stalemate, Schlapp says

Shutdown: Day of frenzy produces ‘glimmer of hope’ of hope’ that standoff may finally end

Trump open to ending government shutdown for three weeks in exchange for wall ‘down payment’

Kushner floats deal of permanent protections for 1.8 million dreamers, LULAC chief says

Trump aides blasted as out of touch for dismissing shutdown suffering

‘Extraordinarily angry and very upset taxpayers’: IRS faces chaotic tax season amid shutdown

Pelosi claims win over Trump in State of the Union showdown

Why the 2020 Democratic primary could turn into ‘Lord of the Flies’

Cybersecurity takes center stage at World Economic Forum in Davos

Is Big Tech Merging With Big Brother? Kinda Looks Like It

Who owns your face? Social media mobs raise new privacy concerns

Information wars endanger civilization, say ‘Doomsday’ experts

Fake news among threats keeping Doomsday Clock at two minutes to midnight

Oil put LA on the map, but may have heightened earthquake risk

5.6 magnitude earthquake hits near Rio Grande, Peru

5.5 magnitude earthquake hits near Claveria, Philippines

5.3 magnitude earthquake hits near Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea

5.3 magnitude earthquake hits near Lardos, Greece

5.2 magnitude earthquake hits near Ohonua, Tonga

5.1 magnitude earthquake hits near Coquimbo, Chile

5.1 magnitude earthquake hits near Campoverde, Peru

3.6 magnitude earthquake in northern Israel – ‘felt like a bomb,’ residents

Sabancaya volcano in Peru erupts to 24,000ft

Sheveluch volcano on Kamchakta, Russia erupts to 20,000ft

Manam volcano in Papua New Guinea erupts to 18,000ft

Mt Etna volcano in Italy erupts to 18,000ft

Fuego volcano in Guatemala erupts to 16,000ft

Planchon Peteroa volcano in Chile erupts to 15,000ft

Reventador volcano in Ecuador erupts to 14,000ft

Tornado in Turkey’s Antalya leaves 2 dead, 1 missing, 10 injured

Bali, NTB, and NTT Hit by Intensifying Tropical Cyclone Riley

Australian city Adelaide sets new national heat record

China clones monkeys and deliberately edits genes to make them mentally ill

Antibiotic resistance plan to fight ‘urgent’ global threat

Ambulance equipment contaminated with drug-resistant superbug

Ohio Governor Says He Will Sign Fetal Heartbeat Abortion Restriction into Effect

To have equal rights as parents, some same-sex couples adopt their own kids

Sex convict rabbi claims he can revive the dead – for $5,000 fee


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Greg Koukl – One Way or Any Way?

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Joyce Meyer Claims to Have Faith That Will Raise the Dead 
notice all the comments supportive of Meyer below the article

Bethel Church “Apostle” Suggests He Can Lay Hands on Car and Heal It

90 Clergy Including “Catholic” Churches and Episcopalian Priest Sign Letter Supporting Abortion

Chinese Christian details indoctrination camps, being forced to blaspheme Christ


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RenewAmerica Newsletter for January 25, 2019

January 24, 2019
BARBARA KRALIS — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has again threatened his people with extreme abortion legislation that only causes a further deChristianization of the state’s culture. The degree of Gov. Cuomo’s long-held secularization of his Catholic faith and morals continues to increase exponentially due to grave impoverishment of his conscience…. (more)

January 24, 2019

NEWSMAX — Conservatives are outraged at leaders in New York after the state’s legislature approved a bill that makes abortions legal up until a baby’s due date. The state’s Democrat-led Senate and Assembly passed the Reproductive Health Act on Tuesday. Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Catholic, marked the occasion by ordering several New York City landmarks to be lit in pink that evening…. (more)


January 24, 2019
NEWSMAX — Ohio’s new Gov. Mike DeWine, a Republican, is pledging to sign into law a bill that would make abortions illegal once a fetal heartbeat is detected, which can be as early as six weeks into a pregnancy. DeWine told radio host Hugh Hewitt he would sign the “heartbeat bill,” legislation his predecessor John Kasich, also a Republican, vetoed last month before leaving office…. (more)

January 24, 2019
DAILY CALLER — The nonpartisan Congressional Research Service (CRS) released a paper internally that suggests President Donald Trump may have the authority to use Department of Defense resources to build a wall without obtaining congressional approval or declaring a state of emergency…. (more)

January 24, 2019

FOX NEWS — Mercedes Schlapp, the White House director of strategic communications, told Fox News on Thursday that President Trump is considering the option to declare a national emergency to force the construction of his long-promised border wall. The move – – which would certainly draw a legal fight – – could, in theory, allow the president to circumvent Congress and end the budget stalemate. Trump has said he wanted $5.6 billion for the project…. (more)


January 24, 2019
REP. TOM MCCLINTOCK (R-CA) — The term “crisis” is chronically overused by politicians, but the numbers behind the debate over the “border crisis” speak for themselves. Between 16 and 29 million people are now living in the United States illegally, costing American taxpayers more than $100 billion a year…. (more)

January 24, 2019
TIMES OF ISRAEL — U.S. President Donald Trump said Wednesday night he was postponing his State of the Union address until the partial government shutdown ends, yielding after a week-long showdown with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Following a high-stakes game of dare and double-dare, Trump conceded there was “no venue that can compete with the history, tradition and importance of the House Chamber” and that he was not looking for an alternate option after Pelosi served notice earlier Wednesday that he won’t be allowed to deliver the address to a joint session of the US Congress next week…. (more)

January 23, 2019
NEWSMAX — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s decision to call off President Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech is “absurd, petty, and shameful,” Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said Wednesday. “Speaker Pelosi’s decision not to invite President Trump to deliver the State of the Union address sets a new low for American politics,” Graham said in a statement…. (more)

January 23, 2019
WORLDNETDAILY — An environmental group with Democratic socialist ties is calling on the University of Georgia to ban the popular restaurant Chick-fil-A from campus, calling it an “industrial, white supremacist, imperialist, capitalist cult.” Campus Reform reported Athens EarthStrike is targeting Chick-fil-A for its use of non-compostable packaging and unsustainably-sourced poultry, according to the student publication the Red & Black…. (more)

January 23, 2019

JACK CASHILL — To his credit, National Review editor Rich Lowry has apologized more than once for his and the publication’s initial response to the flap at the Lincoln Memorial involving the kids from Covington Catholic. He has much to apologize for. In his initial response, without any apparent fact checking, Lowry commended the knee-jerk mea culpa of the Covington diocese, tweeting, “A necessary and appropriate apology.”… (more)


January 23, 2019
‘Martyrdom operation’ to mow down ‘unbelievers’
WORLDNETDAILY — Three Muslim residents of Lansing, Michigan, were arrested Monday afternoon for conspiring to provide material support to ISIS, the Justice Department announced. A criminal complaint filed by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Michigan charged that Muse Abdikadir Muse was on his way to Mogidishu, Somalia, to fight for ISIS when he was arrested. Members of the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force apprehended him at the Gerald R. Ford Airport in Grand Rapids, Michigan, after he checked in for a flight…. (more)

January 22, 2019
FOX NEWS — The White House is still planning to move ahead with next week’s scheduled State of the Union address, but the details remain up in the air after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi strongly urged the president to delay the speech or submit it in writing amid the government shutdown fight. According to multiple sources, it remains unclear whether the address scheduled for Jan. 29 will in fact go forward, or what venue it would be in. The White House is even planning for the possibility of a speech outside of Washington…. (more)

January 22, 2019
FOX NEWS — The call by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for President Trump to postpone his State of the Union address until the partial government shutdown ends has thrown official Washington into an uproar. But the president – – a master of creative thinking – – shouldn’t let Pelosi’s unprecedented call for him to reschedule his address to a joint meeting of Congress, scheduled for Jan. 29, stop him from communicating to the American people…. (more)

January 22, 2019
KFGO — Minnesota Democratic Congressman Collin Peterson is telling his Democratic colleagues to approve President Trump’s request for funding a wall on the southern border. On KFGO’s “News & Views,” Peterson said approving Trump’s request could help bring an end to an “unnecessary” government shutdown…. (more)

January 21, 2019

THE HILL — It seems that socialism is like an infectious disease that everyone has to get ill of to develop immunity. As Alexander Solzhenitsyn pointed out, “For us in Russia, communism is a dead dog, while for many people in the West, it is still a living lion.”… (more)


January 21, 2019
NEWSMAX — A report claiming President Donald Trump told his ex-lawyer Michael Cohen to lie about the timeline of talks on a Trump Tower Moscow project “bruised” the First Amendment, Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., said Sunday. In an interview on CBS News’ “Face The Nation,” Kennedy said the BuzzFeed News report was “embarrassing.”… (more)

January 21, 2019
Say patients paying physicians directly better for all
WORLDNETDAILY — America’s health-care system would benefit from giving patients more choices, according to a coalition of physicians. Removing restrictions on programs that cut out the middle-men, the insurance companies, would be one positive step, contends the American Association of Physicians and Surgeons…. (more)

January 21, 2019

CHUCK NORRIS — Vice President Mike and Karen Pence made a surprise visit to the 46th annual March for Life on Friday. President Trump then spoke to the massive crowd gathered on the Washington Mall via video message from the White House. On Jan. 13, 1984, President Ronald Reagan issued a proclamation designating Jan. 22 as the first National Sanctity of Human Life Day. (He chose that day because Jan. 22, 1973, was the day the U.S. Supreme Court legalized abortion in all 50 states.)… (more)


January 21, 2019
‘It’s just absolutely surreal’
ART MOORE — Twitter is virtually enforcing Pakistan’s notorious blasphemy law, contends an author who recently was informed by the social-media company of a complaint that his book analyzing the minds of Islamic terrorists violated the Muslim-majority nation’s notorious statute. “It’s just absolutely surreal and Kafkaesque that a social-media giant in the free world is trying to enforce blasphemy laws – – or, for now, carrying the message,” said Jamie Glazov, the author of “Jihadist Psychopath.”… (more)

January 20, 2019
‘The endless Mueller probe has become a problem of its own making’
MICHAEL GOODWIN — Imagine that a scientist wanted to conduct an experiment to see if it’s true that blind hatred of President Trump has led Democrats and their media handmaidens to go ’round the bend and off the cliff…. (more)

January 20, 2019

NEWSMAX — President Trump on Saturday made an offer to extend temporary protections to children of undocumented immigrants as a way to “break the logjam” that has led to a protracted government shutdown, now in its 29th day…. (more)


January 20, 2019
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — At least one Senate Democrat seems to be taking President Trump’s offer on immigration reform as a sign an end to the partial government shutdown may be near. West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin, a moderate Democrat who won re-election last November in a state Trump carried by 42 points in 2016, said Saturday he’s looking forward to working with colleagues on both sides of the aisle to “end this shameful shutdown.”… (more)

January 20, 2019
NATIONAL REVIEW — President Donald Trump should ignore friendly advice about alternative venues for the State of the Union address. Instead, he immediately should write House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) and remind her of her January 3 letter inviting him to present his second SOTU on January 29…. (more)

January 20, 2019
NEWSMAX — Scuffles broke out on Saturday as around 7,000 “yellow vest” demonstrators marched through Paris in a 10th consecutive weekend of protests against President Emmanuel Macron’s government. The demonstrations were largely peaceful but Reuters Television reporters said they saw clashes break out late in the afternoon between police and demonstrators, some wearing masks, in Paris’ Invalides district…. (more)

January 18, 2019

JERRY NEWCOMBE — Paris is burning. That is because the new president of France has bought into the message of climate change alarmism – – that man’s activities are wreaking all sorts of havoc on the earth. If we cut down on our consumption of fossil fuels and instead embrace so-called “green justice,” we have a fighting chance to curb the problem of climate change, alarmists claim…. (more)

 

Weekly Watchman for 01/25/2019

Exploiting Children: Part of the Left’s Agenda

Where’s our common sense? Doesn’t this attract pedophiles, child molesters and rapists? Why are so many adults just going along with all this? Evil is being called good.

Some of us saw this coming years ago, but how did we get to the point of openly sexualizing innocent children – and promoting it as acceptable? Things that were once unthinkable have become mainstream.

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

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Comments, Questions & Answers

Mike and David read your questions and comments, but open with a commentary on the disgusting actions of the State of New York that will kill more babies and American Christianity’s collective cowardice in standing up for the lives of unborn children.

When “The State” thumbs its nose at God and proudly passes a law that will murder more children created in the image of God, and American Christianity Churches continue in their ringing silence and failure to stand up for those children, is the “church” becoming part of the problem rather than the solution?

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

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Persecution of True Christians

Millions of Bible-believing Christians around the world live daily with the threat of imprisonment, torture, and even death because of their faith in Jesus Christ. Pray for them! But here in America with the blessing of our amazing Constitution and protection of religious freedom, few of us ever think about our persecuted family in Christ or pray for them. Some are even so foolish as to think it’s not our concern and it could never happen in America! Wow.

But with increasing attacks on Christians supported by Hollywood, the media and Democrat Party, it may indeed be knocking at our door as we see the hatred and ridicule of ramping up to unprecedented levels. Todd Nettleton of Voice of the Martyrs joins us to talk about the reality of life for Christians in nations like China, India, Iran and Africa.

And let us remember that as we spend an hour or so a week in comfortable chairs in our many churches, our brothers and sisters around the world are truly suffering for Christ—a fate that may well await us one day here in America.

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

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Does Your Church Look More Like the World?

Mike and Crash continue to look at how a growing number of churches look more like the world instead of standing out against the growing sin and depravity of this culture. As spiritual insanity grows in America shouldn’t the church stand out in contrast all the more? But instead it seems many churches continue to modify their approach to growth by accommodating a growing sinful culture. The ‘gospel’ being preached has been sanded and watered down to the point that it is incapable of rescuing sinful man from the coming wrath of God.

This subtly creeps into the church through programs adopted and exported by churches like Willow Creek and Rick Warren’s “Purpose Driven Church” Model that is secularizing leadership in the church, creating a hierarchy where church leaders go unchallenged as expository preaching transitions into ‘life coaching’ and the gospel is presented as a holy God compromising His standards so that more might be ‘saved.’

Pastor Mike Abendroth of No Compromise Radio joins us to discuss this sad transition and also take a deeper look at Jesus’ teachings in Matthew Chapters 5-9.

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

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Growing Moral Confusion in America

Mike and David continue to look at the growing spiritual and moral insanity taking over America and the influence it is having on American Christianity. The Bible warns us that in the final days good would be seen as evil and evil seen as good. We see this unfolding in our nation as the radical Left pushes an unbiblical worldview and establishes a new standard for supposed “morality” that completely contradicts the Word of God. And a growing number of churches embrace this unbiblical worldview in order to be seen as seeker friendly and accepting, even to the point that the church no longer has any influence on a decaying society.

Elijah Abraham is a former Muslim, now a committed born-again believer in Jesus Christ. He travels around the world teaching in churches in heavily Muslim nations equipping believers to reach people with the true gospel of Jesus Christ. Elijah talks about the moral decay in our nation contrasting how churches in areas of intense persecution approach church compared to America.

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 America Experiencing its Romans 1 Time?

In Romans chapter one, Paul explains that since men reject the truth of God, He turns them over to a reprobate mind to think and do evil in astounding ways. Their rejection and hatred of God fuels them to believe and do unthinkable evil.

Sixty million murdered children in mother’s wombs in the U.S.; homosexual marriage legalized; and gender dysphoria accepted as “normal” with the government paying for people to try to change their gender (something medical science says is quite impossible), all point to a collective depravity in a nation established under God’s Laws and moral principles. And in the meantime, American Christianity gladly allows secular culture to infiltrate and influence her to the point that churches and their members look more like the world than a unique, holy people.

Gary Kah of Hope For the World joins us to talk about these issues and discuss globalism, Israel, the political divide in the U.S., and a report that President Trump will be unveiling a peace plan for the Middle East that seems to have Israeli officials very nervous.

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

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Tom Fitton Threatens FOIA Lawsuit to Uncover How CNN Was Tipped Off on Roger Stone Raid — The Gateway Pundit

President Trump’s longtime confidant and advisor Roger Stone was arrested by heavily armed KGB FBI agents Friday morning in a pre-dawn raid.

CNN was tipped off and captured the raid live.

CNN claimed it was a hunch that led them to Stone’s house — their gut instinct is so good that they just happened to know the FBI was going to arrest Roger Stone Friday morning.

Even the local reporters had no clue the FBI was going to raid Stone’s house.

At least six FBI vehicles and approximately 27 officers stormed Roger Stone’s home in Fort Lauderdale. The KGB FBI agents were dressed in tactical vests with large weapons. They were wearing night vision glasses.

This is a new low for the FBI.

The Judge released Stone on a very low bond which proves the FBI raid was abusive and excessive.

On Friday, President of Judicial Watch Tom Fitton threatened a FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) request to get to the bottom of how CNN was tipped off to the raid.

TOM FITTON: Maybe a Judicial Watch FOIA will uncover will uncover how CNN found out about the Stone raid.

via Tom Fitton Threatens FOIA Lawsuit to Uncover How CNN Was Tipped Off on Roger Stone Raid — The Gateway Pundit

Was CNN Tipped Off By FBI Ahead Of Stone Arrest?

The pre-dawn arrest of former Trump adviser Roger Stone in connection with the Mueller investigation has many scratching their heads over how it went down. Not only did the FBI surprise Stone at 6am Friday morning with a knock on his door – as opposed to simply notifying his attorney and letting Stone turn himself in, but CNN was there to film the entire thing going down. 

This begs the question; did the FBI tip off CNN ahead of Stone’s dramatic takedown?

Former Fox News host Greta Van Susteren certainly thought so on first take, tweeting: “CNN cameras were at the raid of Roger Stone…so FBI obviously tipped off CNN…even if you don’t like Stone, it is curious why Mueller’s office tipped off CNN instead of trying to quietly arrest Stone;quiet arrests are more likely to be safe to the FBI and the person arrested.”

Others shared her sentiment:

CNN claims that they staked out Stone’s house based on “unusual grand jury activity in Washington yesterday” along with other information.

Van Susteren, upon further reflection, acknowledged that there were others would could have tipped off CNN, including Stone himself.

Meanwhile, many are questioning the decision to conduct a “heavy raid” on Stone for lying to Congress, while others connected to the Trump campaign such as Paul Manafort have been allowed to simply turn themselves in.

Source: Was CNN Tipped Off By FBI Ahead Of Stone Arrest?

Roger Stone: ‘I will not bear false witness’ against Trump

Surrounded by hecklers shouting “lock him up,” former Trump adviser Roger Stone declared Friday after a court appearance in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, that he will fight “politically motivated” charges of obstruction, false statements and witness tampering brought by special counsel Robert Mueller in his investigation of alleged Trump campaign collusion with Russia.

Stone – who was arrested in a pre-dawn raid Friday morning at his home by FBI agents in tactical gear with their guns drawn – emphasized that the charges “related in no way to Russian collusion or collaboration” during the 2016 campaign.

“I am falsely accused of making false statements during my testimony to the House Intelligence Committee,” he said, calling Mueller’s probe a “two-year inquisition.”

Stone, who was released on $250,000 bail, said he found it “disturbing” that the special counsel’s office distributed a news release prior to informing his attorneys of the charges.

“At the crack of dawn, 29 FBI agents arrived at my home with 17 vehicles with their lights flashing when they simply could have contacted my attorneys, and I would have been more than willing to surrender voluntarily,” said Stone, competing with the ongoing din of heckling.

“They terrorized my wife, my dogs while I was taken to the FBI facility,” Stone said.

He said he will plead not guilty to the charges, which include allegations that he worked to obstruct the House Intelligence Committee’s investigation into Russian interference by denying he had records sought by the committee and persuading a witness to provide false testimony.

“I will defeat them in court,” Stone said of the seven counts. “I believe this is a politically motivated investigation.”

He inferred that, facing prison time, Mueller’s team, was pressuring him to become a witness against President Trump.

“There is no circumstance whatsoever under which I will bear false witness again the president, nor will I make up lies to ease the pressure on myself,” he said.

“I look forward to being fully vindicated.”

‘The only thing worse … ‘

Stone, who describes himself as a political showman and dirty-trickster, opened his remarks saying, “The only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about.”

As he made his way to the microphones he flashed the iconic “V” for victory sign of Richard Nixon. Stone, who has a Nixon tattoo on his back, began his political career working for Nixon.

Mueller’s team is accusing Stone of communicating with unnamed Trump campaign officials about the WikiLeaks release of hacked emails of Democrats during the 2016 campaign.

Jay Sekulow, a lawyer for Trump, said Friday that the indictment “does not allege Russian collusion by Roger Stone or anyone else.”

Source: Roger Stone: ‘I will not bear false witness’ against Trump

Stocks, Crude and Yields testing critical breakout level, says Joe Friday — Kimble Charting Solutions

Stocks, Yields and Crude Oil have experienced a high degree of correlation since the October highs and each looks to be experiencing a key price test at the same time!

The S&P 500, 10-year yields and Crude Oil hit highs at nearly the same time in early October at each (1). After peaking together nearly 16-weeks ago, each declined more than 15%. Counter-trend rallies starting taking place near Christmas, one month ago today. The rallies currently have each testing very important breakout tests at (2). Stocks, Yields and Crude bulls would love to see breakouts here.

Joe Friday Just The Facts– Each asset is testing a key breakout test at (2). Stock, Yields and Crude bulls would receive a negative price message if support would break at (3).

via Stocks, Crude and Yields testing critical breakout level, says Joe Friday — Kimble Charting Solutions

Gay Priests and the Lives They No Longer Want to Hide

Thousands of priests are closeted, and the Vatican’s failure to reckon with their sexuality has created a crisis for Catholicism.

Photo: Governatorato S.C.V., Direzione dei Musei, All Rights Reserved

 

We have no reliable figures on just how many priests in the Catholic Church are gay. The Vatican has conducted many studies on its own clergy but never on this subject. In the United States, however, where there are 37,000 priests, no independent study has found fewer than 15 percent to be gay, and some have found as many as 60 percent. The consensus in my own research over the past few months converged on around 30 to 40 percent among parish priests and considerably more than that — as many as 60 percent or higher — among religious orders like the Franciscans or the Jesuits.

This fact hangs in the air as a giant, unsustainable paradox. A church that, since 2005, bans priests with “deep-seated homosexual tendencies” and officially teaches that gay men are “objectively disordered” and inherently disposed toward “intrinsic moral evil” is actually composed, in ways very few other institutions are, of gay men.

 

Read more – http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/01/gay-priests-catholic-church.html

Does the Bible Preclude the Existence of Life Elsewhere in the Universe? — Ligonier Ministries Blog

 

Does the Bible have anything to say about life on other planets? In this Q&A video from our 2016 National Conference, R.C. Sproul, W. Robert Godfrey, and Albert Mohler urge us not to speculate but rather to focus on the drama of redemption taking place right here.

Message us for clear, concise, and trustworthy answers to your biblical and theological questions at Ask.Ligonier.org.

via Does the Bible Preclude the Existence of Life Elsewhere in the Universe? — Ligonier Ministries Blog

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