Daily Archives: March 13, 2019

March 13 The Love of God

Scripture reading: Jeremiah 31:1–8

Key verse: Jeremiah 31:3

The Lord has appeared of old to me, saying:

“Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love;

Therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you.”

God told the Israelites that He loved them with an “everlasting love.” And God has the same type of love for you. No matter what you have done in the past or where you stand in your walk with Him, God loves you. This is His eternal message that reaches across all emotional, physical, and spiritual boundaries.

God loves each one of us, and you cannot change the nature of His love. Doubt, fear, regret, feelings of hopelessness, or sin will not alter His feelings toward you. Love is one of His attributes, which means love is a core aspect of His nature.

You may not always act lovingly toward Him, but He will always care about you. This does not mean He is unmindful of your sin. Instead, it is a testimony of how God honors who He is. He looks at your life and unashamedly declares His love for you. The kind of love God extends to you is the same love He has for His Son.

In the Greek, this love is called agape. Bible expositor W. E. Vines writes, “Agape expresses the deep and constant love and interest of a perfect Being towards entirely unworthy objects.” God loved you even when you were lost in sin. True freedom and peace come when you accept the eternal love and forgiveness of God. The good news is that it is available to you right now and forever.

Dear Lord, I thank You that You loved me even when I was lost in sin. I accept Your eternal love and forgiveness.[1]


[1] Stanley, C. F. (2002). Seeking His face (p. 76). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

March 13 How to Count Your Blessings

Scripture Reading: Psalm 34

Key Verse: Psalm 34:8

Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man who trusts in Him!

When you are asked to count your blessings, your list may not be overwhelming. You struggle to make ends meet; your days are hard. You are grateful for much, but weariness clouds your vision.

Pause to think of this: when you have the Lord Jesus Christ, you have the greatest blessing possible. That is not spiritualizing; it is the bedrock of your existence now on earth and one day in heaven.

In Christ you have the guarantee of eternal life. Life may be unsettling, but a place of unparalleled beauty and joy awaits the one who knows Christ as Savior, Lord, and Life. Heaven is real, and its blessings are sure.

In Christ Jesus you have the Source of true life. He gives love, joy, peace, strength, comfort, hope, and patience. He nourishes your soul and energizes your spirit. Possessions are nice, but they cannot impart life—only Jesus can.

In Christ you have a Friend for all seasons. He understands your disappointments, rejoices in your triumphs, and stands with you in your trials. You can confide in Him, weep before Him, and celebrate with Him.

Begin with all you have in Jesus Christ when you count your blessings. Then you will lose count.

Jesus, You are my greatest Source of blessing. You are my life. You give love, joy, peace, strength, comfort, and hope. You nourish my soul and energize my spirit. Thank You, Lord![1]


[1] Stanley, C. F. (1999). On holy ground (p. 76). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

March 13 Pouring Forth Your Heart

Scripture reading: 2 Chronicles 20:1–12

Key verse: 2 Chronicles 20:3

Jehoshaphat feared, and set himself to seek the Lord, and proclaimed a fast throughout all Judah.

Jehoshaphat had a huge problem. This good king of Judah had just received some bad news. The armies of the Moabites and Ammonites were about to march on them. It was a time of national emergency, and most leaders would have called their advisors or mustered the army, but not King Jehoshaphat.

Jehoshaphat was afraid and sought the Lord. He didn’t falter, complain, or waste time in pessimistic thinking. Instead, he immediately called the people together for a time of prayer with fasting.

Notice the attributes of God he named at the beginning of his prayer: “O Lord God of our fathers, are You not God in heaven and do You not rule over all the kingdoms of the nations, and in Your hand is there not power and might, so that no one is able to withstand You?” (2 Chron. 20:6).

The king recognized God’s ultimate power and authority; therefore, he was not afraid of what mere men might do to him. Furthermore, he showed that he was willing to be involved in the process of God’s answer. The king didn’t mouth a halfhearted, unemotional statement; he prayed with passion and sincerity.

Have you ever poured forth your heart to the Lord? He wants you to cry out to Him and actively seek His deliverance.

Lord, I pour out my heart before You right now. Hear my cry. Deliver me![1]


[1] Stanley, C. F. (2000). Into His presence (p. 76). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

Obama officials grilled over Hillary’s unauthorized emails

Government watchdog Judicial Watch, whose Freedom of Information Act lawsuit back during the Obama administration originally led to the disclosure of the scandal over Hillary Clinton using an unauthorized email system for state secrets, has announced a series of depositions for government officials involved.

The organization announced on Wednesday its schedule for those depositions that were ordered back in January by U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth.

Some of the prominent names included are Susan Rice, Ben Rhodes, Jacob Sullivan, and E.W. Priestap, an FBI official.

Much of the scandal already has been revealed: how Clinton set up her own email server and, without authorization, used it for classified national security secrets. Also how she deleted thousands of emails when she was leaving the position of secretary of State. Also how thousands of those emails ended up on a laptop to which former Congressman Anthony Wiener, the husband of Clinton aide Huma Abedin, had access.

Judicial Watch revealed on Wednesday it now is seeking information about “whether Clinton intentionally attempted to evade the Freedom of Information Act by using a non-government email system.”

Also, “whether the State Department’s efforts to settle this case beginning in late 2014 amounted to bad faith” and “whether the State Department adequately searched for records responsive to Judicial Watch’s FOIA request.”

Things get started on Thursday, according to the schedule, with a deposition for Justin Cooper, a “former aide to Bill Clinton who reportedly had no security clearance and is believed to have played a key role in setting up Hillary Clinton’s non-government email system.”

Then on April 5 will be a deposition for John Hackett, described by Judicial Watch as a State records official who was immediately responsible for responding to requests for record.s

Then on April 16 is one for former Hillary Clinton senior adviser and deputy chief of staff Jacob “Jake” Sullivan, and on April 23, it will be Sheryl Walter, former State Department director of the Office of Information Programs and Services/Global Information Services, sitting for questions.

“Judicial Watch is doing the heavy lifting on the ongoing Clinton email scandal, even as Congress dropped the ball and DOJ and State continued to obstruct our quest for the truth,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “The court in our case wants real answers on the Clinton email scandal which is why our request for basic discovery was granted.”

There are depositions for Gene Smilansky and Monica Tillery, both of the State Department, later in April and on May 7 will be the one for Jonathon Wasser, who was a management analyst on the executive secretariat staff.

The deposition for Heather Samuelson, former State Department senior adviser who helped facilitate the State Department’s receipt and release of Hillary Clinton’s emails, is in June.

Judicial Watch confirmed that written questions under oath are to be provided by Monica Hanley, Hillary Clinton’s former confidential assistant, Lauren Jiloty, Clinton’s former special assistant, Priestap, of the FBI’s counterintelligence division, and Susan Rice, Obama’s former U.N. ambassador who appeared on Sunday television news shows following the Benghazi attacks, blaming a “hateful video.”

Questions also are to be answered by Ben Rhodes, an Obama-era White House deputy strategic communications adviser who attempted to orchestrate a campaign to portray the Benghazi consulate terrorist attack as being “rooted in an Internet video.”

In January, WND reported the July 2014 lawsuit was filed after the State Department refused to respond to FOIA requests for information about talking points given to Rice by the White House and other agencies regarding the 2012 Benghazi attack.

Fitton said President Trump should be demanding to know why the State and Justice Department are colluding with Clinton allies and trying to protect Hillary Clinton and themselves from court-ordered questions on the Clinton email scandal.

The judge in the case has called Clinton’s private email system was “one of the gravest modern offenses to government transparency.”

When Clinton left the State Department, she had her lawyers decide what needed to be turned over to the government. Ultimately, tens of thousands of emails were concealed from the public.

An FBI investigation found she had classified material on the unsecure system.

Source: Obama officials grilled over Hillary’s unauthorized emails

The Pope Is Creating a One-World Religion to Complement the Coming One-World Government

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The Fall of Rome has commenced. The Pope is holding private meetings in an effort to create a one world religion which will complement the coming one-world government that the UN has publicly stated that they will install by 2030.  Here is the story.

Lisa Page Tells Congress Obama DOJ Stopped FBI From Charging Clinton With Crime

The transcripts of former FBI attorney Lisa Page was made available to the public on Tuesday and it revealed a bombshell.

The FBI had discussed charging Hillary Clinton with “gross negligence,” which is a crime, but former President Obama’s Justice Department told them “no.”

They were hampered from the very start and told that the Justice Department would not prosecute Clinton for the crime, The Washington Examiner reported.

Former FBI lawyer Lisa Page testified last year that officials in the bureau, including then-FBI Director James Comey, discussed Espionage Act charges against Hillary Clinton, citing “gross negligence,” but the Justice Department shut them down.

Newly released transcripts from Page’s private testimony in front of a joint task force of the House Judiciary and Oversight committees in July 2018 sheds new light on the internal discussions about an investigation into Clinton’s emails. This goes back to the FBI’s “Midyear Exam” investigation, which looked into whether Clinton committed crimes when she sent and received classified information on her unauthorized private email server while serving as secretary of state.

Comey cleared Clinton of all charges in a press conference on July 5, 2016.

Page told the committee that the FBI “did not blow over gross negligence.” Responding to a question from Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, Page testified the FBI, including Comey, believed Clinton may have committed gross negligence.

“We, in fact — and, in fact, the Director — because, on its face, it did seem like, well, maybe there’s a potential here for this to be the charge. And we had multiple conversations, multiple conversations with the Justice Department about charging gross negligence,” Page said.

Is the Russia investigation rigged?

“The Justice Department’s assessment was that it was both constitutionally vague, so that they did not actually feel that they could permissibly bring that charge,” she said.

Ratcliffe asked Page if the decision to negate the “gross negligence” charge was a direct order from the Department of Justice.

“When you say advice you got from the Department, you’re making it sound like it was the Department that told you: ‘You’re not going to charge gross negligence because we’re the prosecutors and we’re telling you we’re not going to…,” Ratcliffe said.

Page interrupted the representative abruptly and answered him by saying “That’s correct,” the transcript said.

Page said that the Justice Department told them that “the ‘gross negligence’ standard in 793(f), it was their assessment that it was unconstitutionally vague.”

She was asked why the DOJ said that and she said “I really don’t know… I am confident that it was based on their own research in consultation with others, but I don’t have personal knowledge about what the Department did in order to come to that conclusion.”

Lisa Page said FBI discussed charging Hillary Clinton with ‘gross negligence’ in 2016, and DOJ told them no https://t.co/mNzssf9Rx7

— Dan Bongino (@dbongino) March 12, 2019

Lisa Page confirmed to me under oath that the FBI was ordered by the Obama DOJ not to consider charging Hillary Clinton for gross negligence in the handling of classified information. pic.twitter.com/KPQKINBtrB

— John Ratcliffe (@RepRatcliffe) March 13, 2019

“During her interview with the Judiciary Committee . . . [Lisa] Page was questioned at length about [the “insurance policy”] and essentially confirmed this referred to the Russia investigation.” https://t.co/wETA4OOAXO

— Arthur Schwartz (@ArthurSchwartz) March 12, 2019

#EndWitchHunt@TomFitton: Lisa Page’s testimony confirms that key FBI officials did bend over backwards to protect Hillary Clinton. This shows the Russia probe has been irredeemably compromised & needs to be shut down as Mueller relied on Page & Strzok. #MAGA #TrumpTrain #Dobbs pic.twitter.com/R4901KoDao

— Lou Dobbs (@LouDobbs) March 12, 2019

Lisa Page’s testimony raises significant questions that need to be investigated by the DOJ Attorney General. My Latest: Explosive Lisa Page Testimony: Dossier Timeline Contradictions And DOJ Interference https://t.co/tUyNt9x5kT via @SaraCarterDC

— Sara A. Carter (@SaraCarterDC) March 13, 2019

Source: Lisa Page Tells Congress Obama DOJ Stopped FBI From Charging Clinton With Crime

7 People You Really Don’t Want to Marry

Dear Roger

I’m thinking about getting married. Can you give me some guidelines that may help me know that I am marrying the right guy?

Sincerely, Kate

Dear Kate,

To begin with, please remember that nobody is perfect. If we expect someone to live up to all of these considerations, no one would ever get married.

As you peruse this list, three or four may “pop out” you. Keep an eye on these, most of the others are not worth worrying about. They may well take care of themselves.

Here are some people we ought to consider twice before marrying: 

Read more: 7 People You Really Don’t Want to Marry

Millennials Are More Than A Trillion Dollars In Debt, And Most Of Them Don’t Even Own A Home

Authored by Michael Snyder via The Economic Collapse blog,

When compared to a similar point in time, Millennials are deeper in debt than any other generation that has come before them.  And the biggest reason why they are in so much debt may surprise you.

We’ll get to that in a minute, but first let’s talk about the giant mountain of debt that Millennials have accumulated.  According to the New York Fed, the total amount of debt that Millennials are carrying has risen by a whopping 22 percent in just the last five years

New findings from the New York Federal Reserve reveal that millennials have now racked up over US$1 trillion of debt.

This troubling amount of debt, an increase of over 22% in just five years, is more than any other generation in history. This situation may leave you wondering how millennials ended up in such a sorry state.

Many young adults are absolutely drowning in debt, but the composition of that debt is quite different when compared to previous generations at a similar point in time.

Mortgage debt and credit card debt levels are far lower for Millennials, but the level of student loan debt is far, far higher

While the debt levels accumulated by millennials eclipse those of the previous generation, Generation X, at a similar point in time, the complexion of the debt is very different.

According to a 2018 report from the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank, mortgage debt is about 15% lower for millennials and credit card debt among millennials was about two-thirds that of Gen X.

However, student loan debt was over 300% greater.

Over the last 10 years, the total amount of student loan debt in the United States has more than doubled.

It is an absolutely enormous financial problem, and there doesn’t seem to be an easy solution.  Some politicians on the left are pledging to make college education “free” in the United States, but they never seem to explain who is going to pay for that.

But what everyone can agree on is that student loan debt levels are wildly out of control.  The following statistics come from Forbes

The latest student loan debt statistics for 2019 show how serious the student loan debt crisis has become for borrowers across all demographics and age groups. There are more than 44 million borrowers who collectively owe $1.5 trillion in student loan debt in the U.S. alone. Student loan debt is now the second highest consumer debt category – behind only mortgage debt – and higher than both credit cards and auto loans. Borrowers in the Class of 2017, on average, owe $28,650, according to the Institute for College Access and Success.

What makes all of this even more depressing is the fact that the quality of “higher education” in the U.S. has gone down the toilet in recent years.  For much more on this, please see my recent article entitled “50 Actual College Course Titles That Prove That America’s Universities Are Training Our College Students To Be Socialists”.

Our colleges and universities are not adequately preparing our young people for their future careers, but they are burdening them with gigantic financial obligations that will haunt many of them for decades to come.

We have a deeply broken system, and we desperately need a complete and total overhaul of our system of higher education.

Due to the fact that so many of them are swamped by student loan debt, the homeownership rate for Millennials is much, much lower than the homeownership rate for the generations that immediately preceded them.  The following comes from CNBC

The homeownership rate for those under 35 was just 36.5 percent in the last quarter of 2018, compared with 61 percent for those aged 35 to 44, and 70 percent for those aged 45 to 54, according to the U.S. Census. The millennial homeownership rate actually dropped in the fourth quarter compared with the third quarter, but was unchanged year over year.

This is one of the big reasons why “Housing Bubble 2” is beginning to burst.  There are not enough Millennials buying homes, and it looks like things could be even worse for Generation Z.

If you are a young adult, I would encourage you to limit your exposure to student loan debt as much as possible, because the debt that you accumulate while in school can have very serious long-term implications that you may not even be considering right now.

Source: Millennials Are More Than A Trillion Dollars In Debt, And Most Of Them Don’t Even Own A Home

Trump Thanks Pelosi For ‘No-Impeachment’ Stance, But Notes “Minor Fact That I Never Did Anything Wrong”

President Trump started off hot on Wednesday, tweeting that while he greatly appreciates House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s statement that she’s against impeachment, “everyone must remember the minor fact that I never did anything wrong.”

Trump boasted that the “Economy and Unemployment are the best ever, Military and Vets are great – and many other successes!”

“How do you impeach a man who is considered by many to be the President with the most successful first two years in history, especially when he has done nothing wrong and impeachment is for “high crimes and misdemeanors”?”

Pelosi (D-CA) came out against impeaching President Trump in a Monday Washington Post article – telling the paper that she thinks it would be too divisive to the country, adding that Trump is “just not worth it.

I’m not for impeachment. This is news. I’m going to give you some news right now because I haven’t said this to any press person before. But since you asked, and I’ve been thinking about this: Impeachment is so divisive to the country that unless there’s something so compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan, I don’t think we should go down that path, because it divides the country. And he’s just not worth it. –Washington Post

“I don’t usually talk about him this much,” Pelosi added. “This is the most I’ve probably talked about him. I hardly ever talk about him. You know, it’s not about him. It’s about what we can do for the people to lower health-care costs, bigger paychecks, cleaner government.”

Source: Trump Thanks Pelosi For ‘No-Impeachment’ Stance, But Notes “Minor Fact That I Never Did Anything Wrong”

ECFA Accreditation of Harvest, Despite Glaring Improprieties, Raises Concern — Julie Roys

The Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) says its mission is “enhancing trust in Christ-centered churches and ministries.” Yet as I’ve reported on this blog and WORLD Magazine, Harvest Bible Chapel, which continues to be accredited by the ECFA, has engaged in extremely disconcerting, and potentially fraudulent, activity.

For example, the church has repeatedly used money donated for one purpose to fulfill other purposes. Money given to Walk in the Word, the broadcast ministry of recently-fired Harvest founder James MacDonald, was used to develop a deer herd at Camp Harvest in Michigan. And $1 million in Walk in the Word funds were used to pay liabilities for Harvest Bible Fellowship when that organization dissolved in 2017.

“What’s perhaps most shocking about this revelation is that not only did the church know and approve these expenditures, so did Harvest’s auditors, Capin Crouse . . . This, of course, raises concern about Capin Crouse. But it also raises concern about ECFA,”

But on Saturday, I reported what was probably the grossest misappropriation of funds. According to past Harvest executives,  MacDonald used church funds to pay for lavish personal expenses, including an African safari, Florida vacation, expensive cigars, and more. What’s perhaps most shocking about this revelation is that not only did the church know and approve these expenditures, so did Harvest’s auditors, Capin Crouse, according to Harvest Elder Bill Sperling. This, of course, raises concern about Capin Crouse. But it also raises concern about ECFA, which certainly should have known about these expenditures too.

Since November, I have been requesting interviews with Dan Busby, president of ECFA. He has declined to interview with me every time. However, Busby released the following statement to the Christian Post yesterday.

“The new information alleging financial impropriety at Harvest Bible Chapel is obviously a cause for significantconcern. We will be addressing the implications of these allegations immediately and expect to have more information about ECFA’s response in the coming days.”

I sincerely hope the ECFA is concerned. But given ECFA’s inability to spot financial impropriety at Harvest, I’m concerned too—not just about Harvest, but about ECFA. This group offers its seal of approval to 2,200 evangelical Christian organizations, which allegedly comply to ECFA’s Seven Standards. But given ECFA’s track record with Harvest, how can donors believe ECFA’s assurances?

In November, I sent an email to Busby through his public relations representative with the following specific questions about Harvest:

  • Two former staff members told me that Harvest has a “black budget” — about 20% of the budget that only a very select people within the organization see. For example, the person who used to do payroll for the church said he paid 380 of the church’s 400 employees, but the top 20 executives were paid by Fred Adams, presumably under the authority of the executive committee, but he wasn’t sure. Similarly, the former comptroller said 20% of the budget that was kept secret from him. This included money for top executive salaries and other unspecified projects. Is this common at megachurches? Is this something the ECFA monitors?
  • The top salaries of Harvest employees and those of the MacDonald family are determined by a small executive committee of elders, but the larger board is not aware of those salaries, nor do they ratify them. Does this practice violate step #6 in ECFA’s compensation setting standards?
  • What salary range does the ECFA consider acceptable for senior pastors of a church the size of Harvest? Does MacDonald’s salary fall within that range?
  • Sources have told me that James MacDonald has created numerous LLCs, and that these LLCs are paid funds by the various ministries within the church. So MacDonald may not get a salary directly from these ministries, but instead it goes into one of his LLCs. Can you confirm that this is — or is not happening?
  • Harvest has bought two church buildings by creating two LLCs that have buy the buildings and then lease them back to the church at 6% interest.  At least two executive committee members (“disqualified persons”) are part-owners of those LLCs. Is ECFA aware of this? If so, can the ECFA confirm that the larger board ratified these agreements with full disclosure of the disqualified persons participation?
  • Harvest has many ministries under the umbrella of the church (Walk in the Word, Vertical Church Worship, Harvest Christian Academy, the former Harvest Bible Fellowship, etc…). The money between these ministries seems rather fluid. For example, when Harvest consolidated the former Harvest Bible Fellowship, it took $1 million from Walk in the Word to balance the books. Is that okay? Also, Harvest has used hundreds of thousands of dollars from Walk in the Word to create and maintain a deer herd at Camp Harvest. Proceeds from the herd (which are small in comparison to the cost) go to Camp Harvest scholarships.
  • The main reason Harvest Bible Fellowship (HBF) pastors cited for the Fellowship dissolving was that they confronted Harvest Bible Chapel for using HBF money for its own purposes, instead of the purposes of the Fellowship. They also complained that Harvest could not support the allocation of about $573K. Can ECFA vouch for Harvest’s allocation of this money?

I also sent a follow-up email, inquiring about former Harvest CIO, Jeffrey Parham, who was reported to authorities for allegedly embezzling $270,000 from the church since at least 2017. I wondered, as many have, how this could have occurred without Capin Crouse or ECFA noticing it? (I also sent emails to Capin Crouse, requesting an interview, but the organization did not respond.)

ECFA responded with a statement announcing that the group would do an on-site evaluation of Harvest. That evaluation occurred on December 10, after which Busby sent the following statement:

“As part of its ongoing compliance review process, ECFA staff were on-site at Harvest Bible Chapel earlier this month. Of particular interest was the church’s compliance with ECFA’s Standard 6, Compensation-Setting and Related-Party Transactions.

“Harvest Bible Chapel is in full compliance with each of ECFA’s Seven Standards of Responsible Stewardship and remains a member in good standing with ECFA.”

This is absolutely stunning, given the financial abuse at Harvest, and evidence that ECFA’s accreditation may be nothing more than a false assurance.

I again have reached out to Busby and requested an interview. For the sake of thousands, potentially hundreds of thousands of donors, I hope he agrees to one. Given ECFA’s glaring failure at Harvest, these donors deserve answers.

via ECFA Accreditation of Harvest, Despite Glaring Improprieties, Raises Concern — Julie Roys

Unregenerate Hearts in Our Churches Breed Liberalism and Progressivism — Reformation Charlotte

I previously wrote an article titled If You’re a Democrat, You’re Probably Not Saved. I stand by that one-hundred percent. The Bible teaches that God is the standard of morality — not creatures. And certainly not the moral relativity of unregenerate lost people who hate God. It is the unregenerate heart that breeds such things as moral liberalism and social progressivism.

Liberalism is a product of a mind that is set on the flesh — a mind that is hostile to God. Romans 8:7 says, “For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God’s law; indeed, it cannot.” It’s the kind of mindset that causes people to think that homosexual desire is a condition rather than sin, or the kind of mindset that causes people to desire reparations for the sins of preceding generations. It’s the kind of mindset that produces a range of ideologies from socialism to abortion activism.

The mindset is self-centered rather than God-centered. And it’s not just outside of the Church. We see a major push within the Church to not only tolerate, but to adopt these ideas into mainstream Christianity.

The social justice movement is really just the latest push for acceptance of godlessness among the ranks of Christianity. We see Evangelical leaders — like Thabiti Anyabwile, Russell Moore, and Tim Keller — who are neck-deep into social justice advancing a cause that was born not out of biblical Christianity, but progressive liberalism. In other words, the movement is born from the ideologies of unregenerates like Karl Marx.

While I’m not going to argue the individual state of everyone associated with this movement’s heart, I would argue that the reason this movement is so attractive to so many within the visible Church is because the Church has allowed so many unregenerate people in. The Church is supposed to be a sanctuary for the redeemed people of God. But, because of heresies such as easy-believism and seeker-sensitivity, we’ve allowed far more people into the ranks of Christianity than those who are actually saved. And now, to keep them in our churches, we have to cater to their mindset — a mindset which is geared towards self-entitlement and bitterness — rather than a mindset that is set on the things of God.

So, whenever you see a movement away from historical biblical Christianity towards things like liberalism, progressivism, LGBT inclusivism, remember that it is the vast amount of unregenerate hearts that our churches are plagued with that is the root of these wicked movements.

via Unregenerate Hearts in Our Churches Breed Liberalism and Progressivism — Reformation Charlotte

The Rebirth of Socialism — Christian Research Network

“Democratic Socialists” believe radical change can come from peaceful political action, like voting.  But the harder core Marxist socialists believe that radical change can only be implemented by violent revolution.  Can we expect Marxist terrorism, along the same lines as Islamist terrorism?  Let’s hope not, but it could happen.

(Gene Veith – Patheos)  With the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War, people were saying that socialism had been “consigned to the dust bin of history.”  Free market capitalism and liberal democracy were so ascendant that people were talking about the “end of history,” in the sense that the wars and ideological conflicts that make up so much of history were over with.

The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics ceased to exist as of Christmas day, 1991.  But just 28 years later, socialism is back in vogue.  Among Democrats, 57% have a favorable impression of socialism, with a minority of 47% saying that about capitalism (the overlap liking both systems).  Two avowed socialists, Bernie Sanders and Alexandra Ocasio-Cortes, dominate the party.  Almost half of Millennials, 48%, identify themselves as socialists.

A big article in the latest New Yorker magazine, entitled Pinkos Have More Fun, chronicles the way socialism has become fashionable among the cool people.

. . .Among New York’s creative underclass — cash poor but culturally potent — it feels like everything but socialism is now irrelevant. “I’ve noticed that there’s a kind of baseline assumption in the room that everyone is a socialist,” says Brostoff. “And if they’re not, it’s because they’re an anarchist.” Coolheaded Obaman technocracy is out; strident left-wing moral clarity is in. And while this atmospheric shift is felt most acutely among the left-literary crowd, it’s also bled into the general discourse, such that Teen Vogue is constantly flacking against capitalism and one of the most devastating insults in certain corners of the internet is to call someone a neoliberal.

To be sure, most of the neo-socialists are unclear about the concept.   From the New York Post editorial Socialism’s millennial fans don’t even know what it is:

Today’s Democratic socialists don’t seem to embrace the classic definition of socialism as government control of the means of production — which has traditionally meant nationalizing whole industries.

These socialists insist they don’t support repressive states like the Soviet Union or North Korea. But Sanders and the rest refuse to say a critical word about Venezuela, which is on the brink of social and economic collapse due to socialism.

Instead, they point to Scandinavian-style socialism in nations like Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden as “true socialism.” One problem: Those countries aren’t socialist.

As Danish Prime Minister Lars-Lokke Rasmussen has said: “Denmark is far from a socialist planned economy. Denmark is a market economy.”

These “socialist” states have no mandated minimum wage or guaranteed jobs. Taxes are higher than US rates, but largely by making the middle and working classes pay big via the Value Added Tax — which hits consumption, not income or wealth.

True socialism, in fact, is reflected in Venezuela, Cuba and the Soviet Union. All are or were economic disasters and brutally repressive states.

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via The Rebirth of Socialism — Christian Research Network

Chinese Official Vows to Eliminate Christianity in China — Blogs

A Chinese official says the country is vowing to eliminate Christianity in China, according to The Christian Post.

Xu Xiaohong, head of the National Committee of the Three-Self Patriotic Movement of the Protestant Churches in China, says there are “problems” with Christianity in the country, calling the religion an “infiltration.”

“[We] must recognize that Chinese churches are surnamed ‘China,’ not ‘the West’,” Xu told delegates to the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.

“The actions by anti-China forces that attempt to affect our social stability or even subvert the regime of our country are doomed to fail,” he added.

He said he is worried that Christianity is a “western” influence that isn’t best for the country.

“Therefore, people often say: “One more Christian, one less Chinese,” Xu said, according to Xinhua News Agency.

“For individual black sheep who, under the banner of Christianity, participate in subverting national security, we firmly support the country to bring them to justice,” he added.

China already has a “sinicization campaign” that works to bring religions under the country’s official atheist’s party control.

Part of that campaign includes trying to make the country’s religions more “Chinese” and even rewriting the New Testament with Buddhist and Confucian teaching.

The government must approve any Christian churches in China and religious activities are strictly monitored and regulated. Christians who do not adhere to the laws are sometimes arrested.

“Somehow, men and women of faith are viewed as a threat to the Chinese Communist Party,” he said. “It is clear that China’s misguided and cruel policies in Xinjiang are creating resentment, hatred, division, poverty, and anger.”

via Chinese Official Vows to Eliminate Christianity in China — Blogs

Why Social Justice Is Killing Synagogues and Churches — Christian Research Network

As in many cases, this bias reflects the groupthink nurtured at our leading universities. Evangelicals and religious conservatives barely exist in the country’s leading theological seminaries, where they are outnumbered, by some estimates, 70 to 1 by liberals, and evidence suggests that those espousing traditional religious views are widely discriminated against in academic departments.

(Joel Kotkin – Tablet)  “If it turns out that there is a God … the worst that you can say about him is that basically he’s an underachiever.” —Woody Allen

If you go into a Reform or Conservative temple, it’s likely that you will notice two things: The congregation is becoming smaller and older. Across the United States and Europe, Jewish congregations are aging at a rapid rate, a phenomenon increasingly common for mainstream religions across the high-income world.

Overall, the American Jewish population—unlike that of demographically robust Israel—is on the decline, with a loss of 300,000 members over the past decade, a number expected to drop further by 2050. The median age of members of Reform congregations is 54, and only 17 percent of members say they attend religious services even once a month. Four-fifths of the movement’s youth are gone by the time they graduate high school. The conservative movement is, if anything, in even worse shape: At its height, in 1965, the Conservative movement had 800 affiliated synagogues throughout the United States and Canada; by 2015 that number had fallen to 594.

But Jews, and their religious institutions, should not feel singled out. The share of Americans who belong to the Catholic Church has declined from 24 percent in 2007 to 21 percent in 2014, a more rapid decline according to Pew, then any other religious organization in memory. There are 6.5 former Catholics in the U.S. for every new convert to the faith, not a number suggesting a very sunny future.

The mainstream Protestant churches are not exactly filling the sanctuaries either. Some, like the internally conflicted Methodists have seen their number of North American congregants drop from 15 million in 1970 to barely half that today. Since 2007 alone, America’s mainstream churches have lost 5 million members, and even the once vibrant evangelical movement is losing adherents outside of the developing world. Ever more churches, particularly in urban areas, are being abandoned, turned into bars, restaurants, and luxury condos. And nothing augurs worse for the future than the fact that American millennials are leaving religious institutions at a rate four times that of their counterparts three decades ago; almost 40 percent of people 18 to 29 are not unaffiliated. View article →

Research:

Progressive (Social Justice) “Christianity”

H/T The Aquila Report

via Why Social Justice Is Killing Synagogues and Churches — Christian Research Network

‘Woke’ SBC Seminary Now Offering Degree in Social Justice — Pulpit & Pen

SEBTS President, Danny Akin

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary is in Wake Forrest, South Carolina. It should from henceforth be known as Woke Forrest. The seminary has been turning left and has become progressive over the last several years. The seminary is now offering a degree program in Social Justice.

The degree program is now available as a major, which you can see in the SEBTS course catalog here. The degree program is officially called “Justice and Social Ethics.” Its course requirements can be seen here.

The website advertises…

This degree is designed to provide foundational preparation for students who desire to serve in para-church ministries, denominational service, public policy advocacy, and general moral witness in the culture. Further, in combination with other credentials, this major can be useful to students who desire to serve in fields such as law, politics, journalism, and public education, among other venues in the public square. Additionally, the major in Justice and Social Ethics can give a prophetic edge to students called to pastoral ministry, missionary evangelism, and various forms of chaplaincy.

Course credits include a class in Ethics of Wealth and Poverty, Social Justice and Race Relations, and Ethics and Environmental Responsibility.

The course description for Social Justice and Race Relations says that it’s the church’s job to promote Social Justice…

“A study of the ethics of social justice and race relations in light of biblical principles, theological doctrines and historical expressions, with special attention given to the church’s tasks in promoting social justice and confronting discrimination.

Social Justice is a term that was invented by Marxist and is commonly used among leftist activists, clergy, and politicians to promote leftist social engineering and wealth redistribution.

The church, as an institution, is not tasked with justice but with mercy (feeding the hungry, caring for the poor, clothing the naked, Matthew 25:35-40). Characterizing charity as “justice” instead of mercy is presupposed upon the Marxist notion that the poor or unfortunate are entitled to the goods, labor, and wealth of others.

It’s upon a Marxist worldview, rather than a Christian worldview, that the SEBTS program has been built. We first wrote about SEBTS and Danny Akin threatening non-woke faculty with termination or sensitivity training back in June of 2018.

For more information, watch Conversations that Matter (below).

Read more: ‘Woke’ SBC Seminary Now Offering Degree in Social Justice — Pulpit & Pen

March 13, 2019 Afternoon Verse Of The Day

God Uses Suffering to Display His Grace

And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you,” (12:9a)

Paul’s three requests for relief resulted in the same answer from the Lord. Each time He did not answer by removing Paul’s pain, because, as noted above, that pain was spiritually productive. It revealed Paul’s true character, kept him humble, and drew him intimately in prayer to God. The Lord granted Paul relief not by removing his suffering but by giving him grace sufficient to endure it.

The magnificent, rich term charis (grace) appears 155 times in the New Testament. Grace describes God’s undeserved favor to mankind. It is a dynamic force, totally transforming believers’ lives, beginning at salvation (Acts 15:11; 18:27; Rom. 3:24; Eph. 1:7; 2:5, 8; 2 Tim. 1:9; Titus 2:11; 3:7) and continuing through sanctification (2 Peter 3:18) to glorification (Eph. 2:7). Grace sets the Christian faith apart from all other religions. God is gracious, benevolent, and kind, in contrast to the gods of false religions, who are at best indifferent and need constantly to be cajoled and appeased.

The Bible teaches that believers “have all received … grace upon grace” through the Lord Jesus Christ (John 1:16), since “grace and truth were realized through” Him (John 1:17) and He, as God incarnate, is “full of grace and truth” (John 1:14). Thus, Luke, writing of the early Christians, said that “abundant grace was upon them all” (Acts 4:33); Paul wrote of the “grace in which we stand” (Rom. 5:2); James spoke of grace that is greater than sin’s power (James 4:6; cf. Rom. 5:20); and Peter described the “manifold [multifaceted] grace of God” (1 Peter 4:10). No wonder Paul called it the “surpassing grace of God in [believers]” (2 Cor. 9:14), and was confident that “God is able to make all grace abound to [believers], so that always having all sufficiency in everything, [they] may have an abundance for every good deed” (2 Cor. 9:8).

Sadly, many evangelical churches today deny in practice the sufficiency of God’s grace for all of life’s problems, supplementing it with the humanistic theories of psychology. The idea that the grace of God is sufficient for even the most serious issues believers may face is derided as antiquated, simplistic, and naïve, like putting a Band-Aid on a broken leg. It is suggested by so-called Christian psychologists that divine grace may be sufficient for solving shallow problems, but deeper issues require therapy.

That raises some troubling questions. If God’s Word does not have the answers to all of life’s problems, how can it be perfect, able to totally transform the soul (Ps. 19:7–11)? Was Paul mistaken when he wrote under divine inspiration, “All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work” (2 Tim. 3:16–17; italics added)? Why does the “wisdom from above” (James 3:17) need to be supplemented by the foolishness of human wisdom (1 Cor. 1:20–21; 2:5; 3:19)? If believers are complete in Christ (Col. 2:10) and have been granted in Him “everything pertaining to life and godliness” (2 Peter 1:3; italics added), what more do they need? When Paul said, “I can do all things through Him who strengthens me” (Phil. 4:13; italics added), did he have in mind only superficial, minor issues? Was he mistaken when he wrote, “Not that we are adequate in ourselves to consider anything as coming from ourselves, but our adequacy is from God” (2 Cor. 3:5)? Does God, who “knows the secrets of the heart” (Ps. 44:21), need the insights of humanistic psychology in order to fully understand people’s problems? Is “the word of God” really “living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword … piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart” (Heb. 4:12)? If it is an essential tool for removing the barriers to sanctification, how were God’s people sanctified before the advent of psychology in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries? What a tragic delusion for God’s people to imagine that the answers to life’s problems lie outside of His all-sufficient and unbounded grace. (I discuss the sufficiency of God’s grace at length in my book, Our Sufficiency in Christ [Dallas: Word, 1991].)

When God declared to Paul in answer to his prayer, “My grace is sufficient for you,” He affirmed the total sufficiency of His grace for every need in life—to believe the gospel; to understand and apply the Word to all the issues of life; to overcome sin and temptation; to endure suffering, disappointment, and pain; to obey God; to serve Him effectively; and to worship Him. God’s grace was sufficient for the deepest pain Paul (or any other believer) could ever experience.

The comforting truth is that “no temptation has overtaken [believers] but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow [them] to be tempted beyond what [they] are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, so that [they] will be able to endure it” (1 Cor. 10:13). The way of escape is the way of endurance in grace. The writer of Hebrews urged suffering believers to “draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that [they] may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need” (Heb. 4:16). Deuteronomy 33:26 reminds believers, “There is none like the God of Jeshurun, who rides the heavens to your help, and through the skies in His majesty.” God’s promise of His strengthening presence to Joshua, “Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go” (Josh. 1:9) applies to all believers, as does His promise to Israel:

But now, thus says the Lord, your Creator, O Jacob, and He who formed you, O Israel, “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are Mine! When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they will not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be scorched, nor will the flame burn you.” (Isa. 43:1–2)

If God’s grace was “more than abundant” to save Paul (1 Tim. 1:14), it was certainly sufficient to strengthen him in any subsequent trial he faced.

The following anecdote from my book Our Sufficiency in Christ illustrates the sufficiency of God’s grace:

The story is told of Charles Haddon Spurgeon, who was riding home one evening after a heavy day’s work, feeling weary and depressed, when the verse came to mind, “My grace is sufficient for you.”

In his mind he immediately compared himself to a little fish in the Thames River, apprehensive lest drinking so many pints of water in the river each day he might drink the Thames dry. Then Father Thames says to him, “Drink away, little fish. My stream is sufficient for you.”

Next he thought of a little mouse in the granaries of Egypt, afraid lest its daily nibbles exhaust the supplies and cause it to starve to death. Then Joseph comes along and says, “Cheer up, little mouse. My granaries are sufficient for you.”

Then he thought of a man climbing some high mountain to reach its lofty summit and dreading lest his breathing there might exhaust all the oxygen in the atmosphere. The Creator booms His voice out of heaven, saying, “Breathe away, oh man, and fill your lungs. My atmosphere is sufficient for you!” (pp. 256–57)

God Uses Suffering to Perfect His Power

“for power is perfected in weakness.” Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me. Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ’s sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong. (12:9b–10)

God not only wanted to display His grace in Paul’s life, but also His power; He not only wanted the apostle to be humble, but also strong. Because “power is perfected in weakness,” it was necessary for the fires of affliction to burn away the dross of pride and self-confidence. Paul had lost all ability, humanly speaking, to deal with the situation at Corinth. He had visited there, sent others there, and written the Corinthians letters. But he could not completely fix the situation. He was at the point when he had to trust totally in God’s will and power.

It is when believers are out of answers, confidence, and strength, with nowhere else to turn but to God that they are in a position to be most effective. No one in the kingdom of God is too weak to experience God’s power, but many are too confident in their own strength. Physical suffering, mental anguish, disappointment, unfulfillment, and failure squeeze the impurities out of believers’ lives, making them pure channels through which God’s power can flow.

Though his circumstances had not changed, Paul could still exclaim, Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me. In 1 Corinthians 1:27 he reminded the Corinthians that “God has chosen the foolish things of the world to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to shame the things which are strong.” The apostle himself had ministered among the Corinthians “in weakness and in fear and in much trembling” (1 Cor. 2:3). Paul’s weakness was not self-induced or artificial; it was not a superficial psychological self-esteem game he played with himself. It was real and God-given. He did not love the pain caused by the false apostles, knowing it was satanic in origin. Yet he embraced it as the means by which God released His power through him.

Verse 10 summarizes the truth of this passage. Eudokeō (well content) could be translated, “pleased,” or “delighted.” He was thrilled with the weaknesses, insults, distresses, persecutions, and difficulties he endured for Christ’s sake, not because he was a masochist, but because when he was weak, then he was strong.

Having a proper perspective on trouble, trials, and suffering is the cornerstone of Christian living. Focusing all one’s efforts on removing difficulties is not the answer. Believers need to embrace the trials God allows them to undergo, knowing that those trials reveal their character, humble them, draw them closer to God, and allow Him to display His grace and power in their lives. They should heed the counsel of apostle James to “Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing” (James 1:2–4).[1]


9. He said to me. It is not certain, whether he had this answer by a special revelation, and it is not of great importance. For God answers us, when he strengthens us inwardly by his Spirit, and sustains us by his consolation, so that we do not give up hope and patience. He bids Paul be satisfied with his grace, and, in the mean time, not refuse chastisement. Hence we must bear up under evil of ever so long continuance, because we are admirably well dealt with, when we have the grace of God to be our support. The term grace, here, does not mean here, as it does elsewhere, the favour of God, but by metonymy, the aid of the Holy Spirit, which comes to us from the unmerited favour of God; and it ought to be sufficient for the pious, inasmuch as it is a sure and invincible support against their ever giving way.

For my strength. Our weakness may seem, as if it were an obstacle in the way of God’s perfecting his strength in us. Paul does not merely deny this, but maintains, on the other hand, that it is only when our weakness becomes apparent, that God’s strength is duly perfected. To understand this more distinctly, we must distinguish between God’s strength and ours; for the word my is emphatic. “My strength,” says the Lord, (meaning that which helps man’s need—which raises them up when they have fallen down, and refreshes them when they are faint,) “is perfected in the weakness of men;” that is, it has occasion to exert itself, when the weakness of men becomes manifest; and not only so, but it is more distinctly recognised as it ought to be. For the word perfected has a reference to the perception and apprehension of mankind, because it is not perfected unless it openly shines forth, so as to receive its due praise. For mankind have no taste of it, unless they are first convinced of the need of it, and they quickly lose sight of its value, if they are not constantly exercised with a feeling of their own weakness.

Most gladly, therefore. This latter statement confirms the exposition that I have given. I will glory, says he, in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may dwell in me. Hence, the man that is ashamed of this glorying, shuts the door upon Christ’s grace, and, in a manner, puts it away from him. For then do we make room for Christ’s grace, when in true humility of mind, we feel and confess our own weakness. The valleys are watered with rain to make them fruitful, while in the mean time, the high summits of the lofty mountains remain dry. Let that man, therefore, become a valley, who is desirous to receive the heavenly rain of God’s spiritual grace.

He adds most gladly, to show that he is influenced by such an eager desire for the grace of Christ, that he refuses nothing for the sake of obtaining it. For we see very many yielding, indeed, submission to God, as being afraid of incurring sacrilege in coveting his glory, but, at the same time, not without reluctance, or at least, less cheerfully than were becoming.

10. I take pleasure in infirmities. There can be no doubt, that he employs the term weakness in different senses; for he formerly applied this name to the punctures that he experienced in the flesh. He now employs it to denote those external qualities, which occasion contempt in the view of the world. Having spoken, however, in a general way, of infirmities of every kind, he now returns to that particular description of them, that had given occasion for his turning aside into this general discourse. Let us take notice, then, that infirmity is a general term, and that under it is comprehended the weakness of our nature, as well as all tokens of abasement. Now the point in question was Paul’s outward abasement. He proceeded farther, for the purpose of showing, that the Lord humbled him in every way, that, in his defects, the glory of God might shine forth the more resplendently, which is, in a manner, concealed and buried, when a man is in an elevated position. He now again returns to speak of his excellences, which, at the same time, made him contemptible in public view, instead of procuring for him esteem and commendation.

For when I am weak, that is—“The more deficiency there is in me, so much the more liberally does the Lord, from his strength, supply me with whatever he sees to be needful for me.” For the fortitude of philosophers is nothing else than contumacy, or rather a mad enthusiasm, such as fanatics are accustomed to have. “If a man is desirous to be truly strong, let him not refuse to be at the same time weak. Let him,” I say, “be weak in himself, that he may be strong in the Lord.” (Eph. 6:10.) Should any one object, that Paul speaks here, not of a failure of strength, but of poverty, and other afflictions, I answer, that all these things are exercises for discovering to us our own weakness; for if God had not exercised Paul with such trials, he would never have perceived so clearly his weakness. Hence, he has in view not merely poverty, and hardships of every kind, but also those effects that arise from them, as, for example, a feeling of our own weakness, self-distrust, and humility.[2]


9–10 These two verses form the climax of 12:1–10, just as 12:1–10 is the acme of the whole “Fool’s Speech” (11:21b–12:13). The answer to Paul’s prayer did not take the form he had expected. The thorn remained, but so too did his recollection of the divine reply (eirēken, “he has said,” v. 9a). In the distressing weakness inflicted at various times by his ailment, he would never lack sufficient grace to be more than a conqueror (cf. Ro 8:35–37). This grace of Christ (2 Co 13:14) was adequate for Paul, weak as he was, precisely because (gar, “for”) divine power finds its full scope and strength only in human weakness—the greater the Christian’s acknowledged weakness (i.e., acknowledgment of one’s creatureliness and of one’s impotence to render effective service to Christ without his empowering), the more evident Christ’s enabling strength (cf. Eph 3:16; Php 4:13). But it is not simply that weakness is a prerequisite for power. Both weakness and power existed simultaneously in Paul’s life (note vv. 9b, 10b; cf. 4:10–11), as they did in Christ’s ministry and death. Indeed, the cross of Christ forms the supreme example of “power in weakness.”

With this spiritual lesson well learned, Paul would gladly boast about things that exposed his weakness (“insults … hardships … persecutions … difficulties,” v. 10) rather than pray for the removal of the “thorn” and its attendant weakness. It was not, however, in the weaknesses themselves that Paul took delight but in the opportunity that sufferings endured “for Christ’s sake” afforded him for Christ’s power to rest on him and form a protective cover over him (v. 9b).[3]


[1] MacArthur, J. F., Jr. (2003). 2 Corinthians (pp. 402–406). Chicago: Moody Publishers.

[2] Calvin, J., & Pringle, J. (2010). Commentaries on the Epistles of Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians (Vol. 2, pp. 377–380). Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software.

[3] Harris, M. J. (2008). 2 Corinthians. In T. Longman III &. Garland, David E. (Ed.), The Expositor’s Bible Commentary: Romans–Galatians (Revised Edition) (Vol. 11, p. 533). Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.

March 13, 2019 Truth2Freedom Briefing Report (US•World•Christian)

REUTERS

The U.S. aviation regulator said on Tuesday it would not ground Boeing Co 737 MAX planes after a crash in Ethiopia that killed 157 people, bucking a trend of countries around the world that have suspended the aircraft’s operations.

The U.S. Defense Department signed a memo on Tuesday that would enforce limitations on transgender people serving in the military, a policy that has been the subject of court challenges.

California Governor Gavin Newsom will impose a moratorium on the state’s death penalty on Wednesday, granting reprieves to all 737 inmates on death row and closing the state’s execution chamber, an administration source said.

Just when it looks like North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may restart his ballistic missile testing program, U.S. President Donald Trump has proposed trimming the missile defense budget, as one set of deterrents is delayed by two years.

At least eight people were killed at a Brazil grade school, where two young people were seen entering the building and firing weapons early on Wednesday.

As many as 100 children and many others were feared trapped on Wednesday after a building containing a primary school collapsed in Nigeria’s commercial capital Lagos.

Russia’s parliament on Wednesday approved new fines for people who insult the authorities online or spread fake news, defying warnings from critics that the move could open the way to direct state censorship of dissent.

Volkswagen will cut up to 7,000 positions, to boost productivity and deliver $6.7 billion of annual savings at its core VW brand by 2023, in its attempt to raise profitability.

U.S. mortgage applications to buy a home and to refinance one increased last week as most borrowing costs fell in step with U.S. bond yields tied to worries about slowing economic growth.

AP Top Stories

Talks between the Taliban and U.S. over ending the 18-year conflict in Afghanistan made headway on Tuesday over a draft agreement on American troop withdrawals and counter-terrorism promises.

A defrocked Roman Catholic priest named as one of more than 180 New Jersey priests facing credible accusations of sexual abuse was fatally shot in a new home in a suburb of Las Vegas.

A dozen children have been killed by Saudi-led airstrikes in a village in northern Yemen, the United Nations (UN) said.

Ten Saudi women detained last year in a sweeping crackdown on activists appeared in court on Wednesday, an official said, intensifying scrutiny of the kingdom’s human rights record.

Islamic State faced imminent defeat in its final enclave on Tuesday as hundreds of jihadist fighters and their families surrendered and the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces said the battle was as good as over.

Palestinians threw a fire bomb at an Israeli police post at a site revered by Jews and Muslims in Jerusalem on Tuesday, and Israeli forces shot dead two Palestinians in the occupied West Bank, including one troops said attacked them with a knife.

A highway shoulder in Venezuela’s capital has turned into one of the city’s most sought-after destinations. It’s one of the few places residents could find the slightest cellphone signal strong enough to reach loved ones around the world during the country’s worst blackout.

A security researcher claims to have uncovered a database in China that is publicly listing the personal information of more than 1.8m women, making available sensitive data such as their phone numbers, home addresses and “BreedReady” status, which is thought to refer to whether or not a woman has a child or has the potential to “breed”.

Bashar al-Assad has won his war for political survival but as Syria’s conflict enters its ninth year, his country is fractured, cash-strapped, and prey to both friend and foe. The civil war reaches its eighth anniversary this month with more than 360,000 people killed, millions more displaced, and devastation worth $400 billion.

The number of people apprehended along the U.S. border with Canada is continuing to climb, according to newly released statistics from U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Statistics from the fiscal year that ended last Sept. 30 show that 4,316 people were apprehended near the more than 5,500-mile border last year, up from 3,027 in 2017 and 2,283 in 2016.

BBC

A court in Sudan has overturned flogging sentences for nine women accused of taking part in protests against President Omar al-Bashir. The women were sentenced to a month in jail and 20 lashes each. The appeals court ordered their immediate release, saying they had been in prison long enough.

Chickens in a school farm in north-western France are believed to have grouped and killed a juvenile fox. The unusual incident took place after the fox entered the coop with 3,000 hens through an automatic hatch door which closed immediately. There was a herd instinct and they attacked him with their beaks. The body of the small fox was found the following day in a corner of the coop. [There is a lesson here.]

As the battle against the Islamic State (IS) group in eastern Syria enters its final stages, the mood amongst many of the jihadists’ supporters who have left the area – including women and children – remains defiant.

WND

A Magnitude 5.5 earthquake struck the south flank of Kīlauea Volcano on Hawaiʻi Island early Wednesday morning.

Western forces are trying to use Christianity to influence China’s society and even ‘subvert’ the government, a senior official said, warning that Chinese Christians needed to follow a Chinese model of the religion.

Researchers at the Duke Eye Center say a simple eye scan may reveal activity in the brain associated with Alzheimer’s.


Mid-Day Snapshot · Mar. 13, 2019

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“The truth is that the want of common education with us is not from our poverty, but from the want of an orderly system. More money is now paid for the education of a part than would be paid for that of the whole if systematically arranged.” —Thomas Jefferson (1820)

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News – 3/13/2019

Christian Martyrs of Islamic Jihad: A Recurring Theme
Last February 15 marked the four year anniversary of the martyrdom of 21 Christians—20 Coptic Orthodox from Egypt and one Ghanaian. Inasmuch as the 21 martyrs should be remembered and commemorated, the fact is, they are ultimately modern day reflections of an ancient (and ongoing) phenomenon that permeates nearly fourteen centuries of history: Muslims slaughtering Christians who refuse to renounce Christ and embrace Muhammad.

2020 Budget Request Reveals Slow Shift Toward Great Power War
“Future wars will be waged not just in the air, on the land or at sea, but also in space and cyberspace, dramatically increasing the complexity of warfare,” Norquist said. “This budget reflects that challenge, pulling together all the pieces of the National Defense Strategy that have been built over the past two years.”

Inside DARPA’s Ambitious ‘AI Next’ Program
As federal agencies ramp up efforts to advance artificial intelligence under the White House’s national AI strategy, the Pentagon’s research shop is already working to push the tech to new limits. The grand vision for the AI Next campaign is to take machines and move them from being tools—perhaps very valuable tools—but really to be trusted, collaborative partners.

Ex-N.J. priest accused of sex abuse found shot to death in Nevada home
A former New Jersey priest who had been “credibly accused” of sexually abusing minors was found dead in his Nevada home, and police are treating it as a homicide. The body of John Capparelli was found Saturday morning by police conducting a welfare check at his home in Henderson, about 15 miles south of Las Vegas. The Clark County Coroner’s Office said Capparelli, 70, died from a single gunshot wound to the neck. His body was found in the kitchen, a spokesperson said.

GOP Appropriations Rep. Fleischmann: Wall Funding ‘Will Get Done
House Appropriations Committee member and Homeland Security Subcommittee Ranking Member Chuck Fleischmann (R-TN) stated that Democrats will have to compromise on border wall funding and “It will get done.”

10 Colorado Counties Declare Sanctuary Status Against Gun Confiscation Law
Ten Colorado counties have declared “Second Amendment Sanctuary” status against a gun confiscation law being pushed by state-level Democrats.

Border Police captures members of terrorist cell near Jerusalem
The Border Police arrested seven members of a terror cell operating from the Kalandiya refugee camp north of Jerusalem, according to a statement released on Wednesday. The cell had executed multiple attacks on the Kalandiya checkpoint with explosives and Molotov cocktails. The seven members of the cell were arrested in an extensive operation that took place during the month of January.

Israel warns against religious war on Temple Mount
Israel accused the Palestinian Authority of inciting a religious war on the Temple Mount after a Palestinian Molotov cocktail attack on an Israeli police station on the holy site sparked an afternoon riot. Police closed the al-Aqsa compound for the remainder of the day but are expected to fully reopen it Wednesday.

Wisconsin representative defends Omar, Tlaib, AOC, says Right ‘fears’ them
Wisconsin Democrat Representative Mark Pocan defended the words and actions of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC), Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar, who have on several occasions made antisemitic and anti-Israel comments, according to a Washington Times report. “They’re smart women of color, two of them happen to be Muslim,” Pocan said. “So between AOC, Rashida and Ilhan – that hits every box [conservatives have] told people to fear for a long time.”

Most imports tariff-free under no-deal plan
The government has announced that most imports into the UK would not attract a tariff in the event of a no-deal Brexit. Under a temporary scheme 87% of imports by value would be eligible for zero-tariff access. At the moment 80% of imports are tariff free. Tariffs would be maintained to protect some industries, including agriculture.

Saudi Arabia puts women’s rights activists on trial
A number of women’s rights activists have gone on trial in Saudi Arabia in a case that has raised questions about the kingdom’s human rights record. The first activists were detained last May, shortly before the lifting of a ban on women driving, for which many of them had campaigned. Charges they face are said to include supporting “hostile elements” and could carry long prison sentences.

In-car monitoring: Surveillance tech will make your car less private
Your car has long been a sanctuary on wheels but that won’t be true for much longer. Car manufacturers will soon be adding radar and lasers inside the cabin to monitor who you are and what you do, and that will mean even more of your personal habits being tracked. Millimeter-wave radar is perhaps the most intriguing in-car detection tech.

Israel uncovers ‘secret Hezbollah terror network’ on Golan border
The Israeli military has uncovered a covert terror network set up by Lebanese terror group Hezbollah on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights, in order to carry out attacks against Israel, the IDF said Wednesday. The network was established without the knowledge of Syrian President Bashar Assad, the army said.

Iran warns of firm response if Israel acts against its oil shipments
Iran will respond firmly to any Israeli naval action against its oil shipments, Iran’s defense minister said on Wednesday, in comments that came a week after Israel’s prime minister said its navy could act against Iranian oil “smuggling” to evade US sanctions. US President Donald Trump last year quit a nuclear deal with Iran and reimposed some sanctions, aiming to cut Tehran’s oil exports to zero.

America Is Precariously Close To Losing Battle With China For Control Of Undersea Global Internet Data Grid As Huawei Tech Flexes Muscle
The Internet, made available for mass public consumption in 1994, has grown into a global, One World System through which the majority of all buying and selling is accomplished. Its presence is so powerful and all-consuming that newspapers and magazine are going out of business in record numbers, brick-and-mortar-stores closing from the crushing online competition. Even giant Sears could not take the onslaught from Amazon, and they too have gone the way of all flesh.

Actress Ilana Glazer Says NY Abortion Law ‘Making the World a Better Place’
Comedy Central’s Broad City creator Ilana Glazer praised Planned Parenthood supporters, New York Democrat lawmakers, and journalists Tuesday for working to achieve an abortion law that pro-life activists say allows “infanticide.”

CLOSER LOOK: Who is Rep. Ilhan Omar?
Glenn takes a closer look at Representative Ilhan Omar, accusations made against her, and the relationship between CAIR and Hamas.

The World Has Never Been Closer to World War III
Even though most of us are cognizant of the fact that mainstream media is nothing but a “bread and circus” excrement show, it is still difficult to comprehend how much deception that they think they can get away with.

Southern Border: Over 2K Migrants Quarantined For Contagious Diseases
As of March 7, a total of 2,287 detainees were quarantined around the country, ICE spokesman Brendan Raedy told Reuters.

Trump Promotes ‘Jexodus’
A few days after declaring the Democratic Party the “anti-Israel” and “anti-Jewish” party, President Trump promoted the nascent “Jexodus” movement, urging young Jewish Democrats to abandon the party.

Flu Shots Are Killing Senior Citizens in Record Numbers, Study Warns
Researchers have found that senior citizens are being killed by flu vaccines in record numbers, and the death rate is rising at an alarming rate.

Catholic Church Bans ‘Pro-Abortion’ Democrat from St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Democrat Sen. James Gaughran has been disinvited to the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade by the Catholic Church in Huntington, New York, for voting in favor of his state’s ‘progressive’ pro-abortion bill.

British Parliament decisively rejects May’s Brexit deal to leave European Union
The British House of Commons Tuesday evening again decisively rejected a plan by Prime Minister Theresa May to take the U.K. out of the European Union, leaving the country with no clear path forward with a March 29 deadline to negotiate a deal.

Seattle-area church fights forced funding of abortions
Attorneys for the nonprofit Alliance Defending Freedom just filed a lawsuit on behalf of the Cedar Park Assembly of God of Kirkland, near Seattle, over a Washington state mandate passed a year ago, via Senate Bill 6219, requiring employers who provide maternity care in their group insurance plans to also cover elective abortions.

With cash from N.Y., feds test 100K rape kits; 1K arrested, hundreds convicted
Languishing evidence in more than 100,000 sexual assault cases around the country has been sent for DNA testing with money from a New York prosecutor and federal authorities, spurring over 1,000 arrests and hundreds of convictions in three years, officials said Tuesday.

Democrats and CNN Collude to Rig Elections
…Instead of doing the people’s business, the Democrats will waste their time, energies and budget solely on a desperate witch hunt targeting Trump? The clock is ticking. They only have two years to come up with something, anything, to bring about the fall of their Trump nemesis.


Headlines – 3/13/2019

Joel Rosenberg: Will Trump’s Middle East peace plan really be ‘dead on arrival’?

Jordanian king meets with White House peace team

Trump Mideast Peace Team’s Challenge: Convincing Skeptics Without Revealing Any Details

Peace Can Only Be Achieved ‘Through Strength,’ Israel’s PM Netanyahu Says

PA Mufti: Al-Aqsa belongs only to Muslims – denies right of Jews to worship on Temple Mount, claims it is an Islamic religious site

Israel Police Break Into Temple Mount After Firebomb Hurled

Temple Mount closure condemned as Hamas calls for protests

Jerusalem Police to reopen Temple Mount to worshipers on Wednesday

Israel warns against religious war on Temple Mount

UAE minister slams Netanyahu for ‘repugnant’ nation-state comments

Netanyahu Said Israel Is Nation-state of Jews Alone. The Data Shows He’s Right

In recording, Netanyahu says far-right merger saved Likud from election defeat

Benjamin Netanyahu Is Considering Legalizing Weed to Court Voters

Candidates urged to consider Diaspora Jews a campaign issue

Iran Warns Israel of Firm Response if Oil Shipments Targeted

IDF says it exposed new Hezbollah cell in Syrian Golan Heights

Hundreds surrender to Syrian Democratic Forces with ISIS near defeat

‘Tomorrow we’ll be in paradise’: Islamic State followers speak from besieged enclave

Turkey Enters First Recession in a Decade as Elections Loom

Turkey falls into recession after trade war with US

US, Taliban talks end for now with no Afghan peace deal

DR Congo: Violence may be crime against humanity, UN says

In India’s last election, social media was used as a tool. This time it could become a weapon

U.S. missile defense budget cut as North Korea pushes ahead

UN expert says Kim Jong Un demand shows sanctions work

Venezuela, blaming U.S. for six-day blackout, orders diplomats to leave

Pompeo says ‘constraint’ on Venezuela action has been lifted

Commentary: Maduro’s detention of Juan Guaido would justify US military action

More than half of all illegal immigrants arrested at the US-Canada border are Mexican

GOP searches for way out of border fight with Trump

Waiting in Vain for the Mueller Report

Top House Intelligence lawmaker: 2020 election ‘enormously vulnerable’

Trump touts ‘Jexodus’ group urging Jews to bolt Democratic Party

Trump claims Jews are leaving the Democrats, but that might be fake news

CNN’s Acosta Spars With White House’s Sanders Over Trump Claim That ‘Democrats Hate Jewish People’

Florida advances bill barring anti-Semitic speech

Britain in Brexit chaos: parliament crushes May’s EU deal for second time

UK parliament’s rejection of Brexit deal raises no-deal risk

50 charged in massive college admission bribery scandal

Facial recognition’s ‘dirty little secret’: Millions of online photos scraped without consent

Imagine if Alexa had no gender — researchers have created a voice that is neither male nor female

Airlines around the world ground Boeing 737 Max jets after second fatal crash in 5 months

Boeing 737 Max 8 pilots complained of suspected safety flaw months before Ethiopian Airlines crash

Earthquake, rumble or something else? Seismologist says Space Coast rattle remains unidentified

5.2 magnitude earthquake hits near Anan, Japan

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Ogotua, Indonesia

Sabancaya volcano in Peru erupts to 26,000ft

Planchon Peteroa volcano in Peru erupts to 16,000ft

Fuego volcano in Guatemala erupts to 16,000ft

Reventador volcano in Ecuador erupts to 15,000ft

Sheveluch volcano on Kamchatka, Russia erupts to 12,000ft

Tenggar Caldera volcano in Indonesia erupts to 11,000ft

Karymsky volcano on Kamchatka, Russia erupts to 10,000ft

Tropical Cyclone Idai Expected to Hit Mozambique as Strongest Storm in Decade

Winds near hurricane strength are set to whip the central US, with white-outs, floods and tornadoes possible, too

Colorado weather: Wednesday’s blizzard could be the state’s strongest storm in decades – Could produce the lowest barometric pressure in Colorado’s recorded history

Brazil floods inundate Sao Paulo, burying people alive and killing at least 11

The End of the World Is Coming, and You Are Responsible – New climate-change narratives ordain humans with godly powers to undo and repair the planet. Is it science, or a new religion?

Gene-edited food quietly arrives in restaurant cooking oil

CDC reports 228 measles cases in 12 states

Planned Parenthood has ‘no right to perform abortions,’ Ohio can defund: 6th Circuit

Georgia state rep. drafting “Testicular Bill of Rights” in response to heartbeat abortion ban

California Gov. Gavin Newsom announces moratorium on death penalty, halting more than 700 executions

Fresh Challenges To State Exclusions On Transgender Health Coverage

Ex-N.J. priest accused of sex abuse found shot to death in Nevada home

Top Catholic Cardinal Pell sentenced to six years for choirboy abuse

In Hong Kong, top US religious freedom official says Chinese gov’t is ‘at war with faith’

China vows to rid Christianity of ‘western’ influence: ‘One more Christian, one less Chinese’


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This Clinton Foundation Scandal Is Larger than Uranium One – Covered Up by FBI/DOJ Before 2016 Election – Part X — The Gateway Pundit

 

A 2016 DOJ criminal investigation was suppressed and buried by the DOJ/FBI that involved a major NY Democratic power broker and the Clintons and the Clinton Foundation.

The investigation revolved around the illegal sale of controlled US Homeland Security technology to Russia and China in the years before the 2016 election by a company named AGT International.

The DOJ terminated its internal investigation in 2016 despite clear and irrefutable evidence of criminal activity and hid it from the public!

In Part I of our series we discussed the Clinton Foundation and the donations to the Foundation from the COB (Martin L. Edelman) and CEO (Mati Kochavi) of AGT International as well as from Sheikhs in the UAE. These donations in the millions of dollars were for favors from the Clintons, in return the Clintons helped promote AGT International.

In Part II of our series we discussed the illegal actions that AGT International took to generate revenues around the globe. Highly sensitive US defense technology and ITAR controlled products were provided and sold to China, Russia and other countries in the name of sales growth. These actions were beyond criminal, they were treasonous.

(Below is an AGT International article about its premier defense software from its company 4D Security Solutions.)

In Part III of our series we discussed the investigation that the FBI/DOJ started into AGT International and the Clinton Foundation but then terminated and covered up before the 2016 Presidential election despite irrefutable crimes!

 

In Part IV of our series we discussed the activities by individuals associated with AGT International in obtaining entrance to a highly sensitive US Intel facility circumventing the access controls in place that prevent illegal entries to the site.

In Part V of our series we discussed the efforts by AGT International to obtain top secret US Intel for the sole purpose of sharing/selling it to the Russians. AGT International personnel used the information as a means to entice sales from US adversaries. AGT International offered Russians the ability to conduct counter-Intel operations (e.g. cell phone intercepts, object and vehicle tracking, etc.). All of this information provided to the Russians was highly classified and never should have been placed in their hands. This information was provided by AGT International senior managers like Gadi Lenz, a US national who also held a CTO executive position at the US based defense contractor 4D Security Solutions.

The image below shows an AGT International C4I system deployed in Liaoyuan China. The system among other things was designed to automatically track and create a detailed pattern of motion of vehicles belonging to western embassies.

In Part VI of our series we showed the shady efforts AGT International took to obtain contracts in the US and abroad. AGT International utilized its COB (Martin Edelman) and the Clintons to gain access to highly placed state and Federal Law Enforcement Agents (LEA’s) and former Federal and political figures in in the US and used bribes around the world to initiate contracts.

In Part VII of our series we provided evidence that AGT International hid its employees identities in the US market by using aliases for all its employees at 3i-MIND and other subsidiaries.

AGT International management sent an email to the employees at 3i-MIND and other subsidiaries and noted that “since the blog is planned to be used in the US as well, we are and we will not be allowed identifying ourselves using our real names.” This poorly written comment provides evidence that the company encouraged its employees to hide their identities in the US.

In Part VIII of our series we provided evidence that AGT International assisted a group of Chinese officials to inconspicuously enter the US without properly identifying their purpose, which was to obtain highly sensitive and classified US Homeland security information and products from AGT International.

In Part IX of our series we discussed AGT International’s ‘lubrication’ activities (paying off individuals and entities to initiate sales and open doors).

AGT International organized an official state visit with the Singapore government to promote the Falcon’s Eyes solutions (another name for AGT International’s Wisdom and UrbanShield Intel products). Note that the company names on the meeting agenda below are ATS/AIS, which is another front company for AGT International –

Today in Part X of our series we discuss AGT International’s sudden exit from its market in Singapore due to its corrupt actions. (The company was kicked out of Singapore!)

AGT had a presence in Singapore in 2013 as was acknowledged on the company’s website

The company was happy to report on its website that the Singapore government had awarded AGT International its landmark Safe City Project –

By 2014 it was reported in the news that a consortium led by AGT International had announced its successful completion of Singapore Safe City Project –

But then something happened.  Shortly after the above article was published, AGT International was kicked out of Singapore.  AGT International was notified from the government that they had committed a breach – 

If you go to the company’s website today there is no mention of Singapore operations for AGT International.  It’s alleged that the “security breaches and unauthorized data extraction” from a government entity led to its expulsion from Singapore.  Another day, another corrupt act by this Clinton Foundation related company.

The AGT International family of companies participated in numerous corrupt and criminal activities. The leaders of the company were Clinton friends and major donors to the Clinton Foundation. The Clintons in turn helped promote AGT.

AGT International then participated in numerous shady and criminal activities, the worst of which were selling US ITAR regulated products and information to the Russians and Chinese which makes this scandal as horrendous as the Uranium One scandal.

The DOJ/FBI started an investigation of AGT International but then covered it up. The investigation into the Clinton Foundation and AGT International was material to the 2016 US election and yet the FBI and DOJ concealed it from the American public.

This is just the tip of the iceberg. The Clinton Foundation and the DOJ and FBI must be investigated and the crimes committed by these entities must be brought to justice!

via This Clinton Foundation Scandal Is Larger than Uranium One – Covered Up by FBI/DOJ Before 2016 Election – Part X — The Gateway Pundit

Beth Moore Joins Rank Apostates, Joel Osteen, Matt Crouch, For Hillsong Channel Show — Reformation Charlotte

It’s no doubt that Beth Moore, herself, is apostate. She departed the faith long ago when she started claiming direct, divine revelation from God and making outrageous claims that God was going to unite Christians with the false church of Rome. Beth Moore is a favorite among the new Evangelical social justice warriors and has been a Southern Baptist darling of LifeWay for many years.

Beth Moore, by all discernible standards, is a false teacher. While she should be out of the public eye for more reasons than just her poor exegesis (women are not allowed to preach, according to God), instead, she’s out partnering with false teachers and leading women — and men — astray.

Recently, she joined several rank apostates, like Joel Osteen, Matt Crouch, and Brian Houston, to film an episode of Let’s Talk for Brian Houston’s Hillsong Channel. At the time of this writing, the episode has not aired yet, however, stay tuned for updates.

Below are some images from their gathering.

Read more: Beth Moore Joins Rank Apostates, Joel Osteen, Matt Crouch, For Hillsong Channel Show — Reformation Charlotte

BOOM! President Trump Warns Obama Deep State – a “Broken and Corrupt Machine” – Justice Will Be Served, More to Come! — The Gateway Pundit

 

For over two years the Deep State FBI-DOJ and their liberal media has been investigating and harassing the Trump administration over a made-up Russia conspiracy.
They have found nothing. Yet they continue to abuse their power.

On Wednesday President Trump warned the “corrupt and broken” Obama Deep State that things are about to change.

Last week Trump confidante Sean Hannity announced that the Deep State was going to face some very serious ramifications.

Sean Hannity: “Everything We’ve Been Revealing about the Deep State in Two Years Will Soon Have Very Serious Ramifications”

Sean Hannity: “I know you’ve been saying to yourself, what about all of the people that we know have been abusing power, committing real and serious crimes. Hillary Clinton is one. We’re looking at people like McCabe, and Comey and Strzok, and Page and many, many, many more. What about the FISA abuses. Stripping Americans of their constitutional rights. What about the rampant conflicts of interest at some of the highest levels at the DOJ and FBI. Tonight we have great news. According to my sources, everything we have been revealing about the Deep State for two years will very soon result in major serious ramifications.

Via Hannity:

via BOOM! President Trump Warns Obama Deep State – a “Broken and Corrupt Machine” – Justice Will Be Served, More to Come! — The Gateway Pundit