Daily Archives: July 16, 2019

July 16 Applying God’s Word

Scripture Reading: Psalm 51:1–19

Key Verse: Psalm 51:4

Against You, You only, have I sinned,

And done this evil in Your sight—

That You may be found just when You speak,

And blameless when You judge.

There is a sure way to deal with sin, and that is by applying God’s Word to whatever temptation you are facing. If not dealt with, temptation will turn into sin, and sin will gain a stronghold in your life. From that point, it will permeate all you do.

People like to think that sin only affects them. For example, they deny the seriousness of adultery by thinking it won’t hurt anyone else, but it always does! Sin destroys families and friendships, but, most of all, it destroys our fellowship with God. The aftershock of David’s sin with Bathsheba was felt throughout his family and kingdom. It weakened his ability to rule Israel and cost him the respect of family and countrymen. However, the most dramatic result of his sin was how it clouded his fellowship with the Lord.

In Psalm 51, David pled with God for forgiveness. When we cry out to the Lord, He provides the strength and power we need to deal with our sin. He forgives and cleanses us from all unrighteousness. While there are consequences to sin, God will not cast us away. We may have to endure sorrow and embarrassment, but He will walk beside us and strengthen us in our walk with Him.

Father, I realize that sin is rebellion against You. I thank You that through Your Son, Jesus Christ, I can be set free from its entanglement.[1]


[1] Stanley, C. F. (2006). Pathways to his presence (p. 207). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

July 16 Inconsistency

Scripture Reading: Ephesians 4:17–24

Key Verse: Psalm 57:2

I will cry out to God Most High, to God who performs all things for me.

An artesian well sits in a pasture along a picturesque rural road. Flowing from a small pipe, the water has provided cool refreshment for man and beast for decades. Its stream, issuing from deep within the earth, has never diminished or varied—even in times of severe drought.

Most believers long for such consistency since we are so often governed by our circumstances or emotions. A good day at home or work is spiritually fortifying. A flat tire or flat speech can be debilitating, leaving us spiritually deflated. That type of elevator Christianity takes its toll spiritually and leaves nonbelievers wondering about the reliability of our faith.

Like the artesian well, the source is the key. When the love and spirit of Christ control us through the indwelling Holy Spirit, we can live consistently. Christ is our life, flowing through our wills, emotions, and personalities with His purity and power, enabling, steadying us in turmoil and disappointment.

Christ never changes; He is always the same. We experience His unchanging life when we steadfastly count on His refreshing presence in every circumstance. Tough times come; but they can never separate us from the constant, steadfast love of God. He is our Source.

Father, I am often governed by circumstances and emotions. Free me from elevator Christianity. Make me consistent. Steady me in the face of turmoil and disappointment.[1]


[1] Stanley, C. F. (1999). On holy ground (p. 207). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

The Trinity from Genesis to Revelation — The Master’s Seminary

The doctrine of the Trinity is embedded in the Scriptures from Genesis to Revelation. It is ingrained in the very fabric of Scripture. The Trinity drives redemptive history, and studying these stories gives us a fuller picture of how the triune God accomplishes our hope.

The Trinity in the Old Testament

This begins at the beginning. In Genesis, we have God making the world, the Spirit hovering over the water, and God speaking to create. In this, we can observe God the Father and the Spirit, as well as even the Son as the Word which God speaks (cf. Ps 33:6; Jhn 1:1-2).

We again see the plurality of the Godhead at creation when God says, “Let us make man in our image” (Genesis 1:26). Note not only the plurality, but also the parallelism. God made man—“male and female He created them” (Genesis 1:27). The plurality of the godhead becomes the basis for plurality within humankind, male and female. In fact, this is confirmed in Genesis 11. The next time God says “let us” do something, it’s at the Tower of Babel where language is confused. The triune-ness of God is associated with and the basis for relationships, communication, and all that happens therein.


The Trinity holds the plan and truths of God together


Later in Genesis, God delivers messages to Hagar and Abraham via the angel of the Lord. We come to understand this figure as God because He speaks as God in each of these situations (Genesis 16, 18). At the same time, however, He is distinct from God (the Father) for He is sent by God to speak. This tension of being distinct from God, yet God, is part of the foundation for the Trinity. The Trinity is involved in the formation of the people of God.

The Trinity is not only involved in Genesis, but also in the Exodus and the wilderness wanderings. Exodus 14 records how God looks down from heaven through the angel of the Lord in the pillar of cloud (Exod 14:24). However, that angel is already identified as God Himself (Exod 13:21). How can God look through God? The Trinity explains this. The triune God is involved in the Exodus deliverance. Likewise, in Numbers 11, God (in heaven) pours out His Spirit on the leaders of Israel. At the same time, the pillar of cloud is still leading them through the wilderness. God (the Father) in heaven pours out the Holy Spirit upon His people, all while the Son is right in front of them in the pillar of cloud. That’s the Trinity. The Trinity is also involved in the wilderness wanderings. A similar logic occurs in the conquest (Josh 5:14) and even in the period of the kings of Israel (2 Sam 24:15-17). The Trinity indeed drives the plan of God forward.

The Trinity not only drives Israel’s history, but also prophecy. The book of Isaiah illustrates this. Isaiah declares, “I saw the Lord sitting upon the throne, high and lifted up” (Isaiah 6:1). Later, Isaiah uses the same language to indicate that the One he saw on the throne is ultimately the Suffering Servant (Isaiah 52:13). Consistently, the Suffering Servant is God Himself. However, in the context of Isaiah 53, God smites this Servant, who is God. How can God be smiting God? He can’t, unless you have the Trinity. The Trinity drives the atonement.

The Trinity in the New Testament

This moves us to the New Testament, and to be sure, the Trinity holds together the events and theology of this testament. In the Gospels, Jesus pleases the Father (Jhn 4:34) as He is driven by the Spirit (Matt 4:1). God the Father and the Spirit uniquely testify to the Son (cf. Matt 3:16-17; Heb 2:4). The life of Christ falls apart without the Trinity. The triune God also drives the mission of the church. In Acts, the church receives the Spirit (Acts 2:2-4) to proclaim the Son (Acts 2:22) who sits at the right hand of the Father (Acts 2:34-36). The very witness and mission of the church demands the Trinity.

For this reason, the Trinity grounds the doctrines of the church. It grounds atonement as already mentioned. It grounds our conversion and regeneration as the Spirit transforms our hearts (Tit 3:5) causing us to trust in Christ (Acts 16:31) and turn to God the Father (1 Thess 1:9). It grounds our sanctification as we are made more like Christ (Rom 8:29) by the internal work of the Spirit (2 Cor 3:18) for the glory of God the Father (Eph 1:14). It grounds our doctrine of prayer, for we pray to God (Matt 6:9) through the Son (Jhn 14:14) as the Spirit intercedes for us (Rom 8:26). It grounds our worship as we know there is one God (1 Cor 12:6; Deut 6:4) and yet we give glory to God the Father (Eph 1:14), honor the Son (2 Cor 4:4-6), and submit to the Spirit who speaks the very word of God (Heb 3:7-11). Christian life and belief are inextricably linked to the Trinity.

The triune Godhead is revealed in eschatology as well. Without the Trinity, you can’t have the Day of the Lord in 2 Thessalonians 2. That judgment comes when the Holy Spirit, the restrainer, is removed, and God the Father sends a deluding influence so that they will not believe the Son. Likewise, the very courtroom scene of heaven, which inaugurates the end of history (Rev 4-5), showcases how the Father honors the Son as the King whose ministry is anointed by the Spirit (Rev 1:4; 5:6-8). In the end, the triune God will rule the New Heavens and Earth and receive worship (Rev 22:3; cf. 1:4). All of this shows that these members are all co-equal and thereby one, for there is only one God (cf. Deut 6:4). At the same time, they are distinct persons. The end of history unveils the full glory of the triune Godhead. The Trinity is as important at the end as it was in the beginning.

Hence, this doctrine is engrained in the storyline of the Bible from the first book to the last. The entire narrative has been constructed by God to reflect the Trinity, and without the Trinity, it would fall apart. After all, if God is one person, then Christ cannot honor His Father in the Gospels, for both cannot be at the same time. If God is one person, then the Father cannot honor the Son empowered by the Spirit in Revelation. Furthermore, if the Son is not God, such an act in Revelation would be blasphemy. On top of this, without the Trinity, the cross does not work. Who does Christ satisfy in His death if there is only one person in the Trinity? Who receives His atoning work? Even more, if Christ is not God, how does His death satisfy the wrath of God and give us the righteousness of God (2 Cor 5:21)?

The Trinity holds the plan and truths of God together.

The Trinity as a Foundation for Relationship and Communcation

It’s even more fundamental than this—as we have seen, without the Trinity, we have no grounds for communication. If God is just one person, with whom would He talk? Where would He ever have the idea of relationship and communication? Without the Trinity, we would have no Christianity because God would never reveal Himself. In fact, without the Trinity, we would not exist. Why would God create us in the first place? There is no basis for “another person” to begin with!

However, communication exists because the Godhead has perfect communication: multiple persons all saying one thing, for they are one. As each person of the Godhead works in our lives in the New Covenant, we commune then with God in His perfect communion within Himself. We have the deepest fellowship with Him (1 Jhn 1:3-4). That is the beauty of the Trinity’s involvement in God’s plan and our lives.

What We Need to Understand

With that, we can understand the following about the Trinity:

The Trinity is serious. Christianity stands or falls on this doctrine, and we need to take it seriously.

The Trinity is sensible. The Trinity is not only something that makes sense, but it makes sense of everything. Without the Trinity, God’s plan, theological doctrines, and aspects of our lives would fall apart.

The Trinity is sublime. The doctrine of the Trinity allows us to commune with God most deeply. It is a privilege to be caught up in the life of the godhead in the most intimate fashion. It is nothing short of sublime.

Abner Chou began teaching Greek at The Master’s University in 2004, and continues to teach both at the university and seminary. Ultimately, he aims for students to know the Word of God deeply, study it accurately, and be driven by it to live fully for the Kingdom.

via The Trinity from Genesis to Revelation — The Master’s Seminary

July 16 Trust for Tomorrow

Scripture reading: Luke 7:29–28

Key verse: Luke 7:22

Jesus answered and said to them, “Go and tell John the things you have seen and heard: that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, the poor have the gospel preached to them.”

When you think of John the Baptist, you probably think first of his ministry by the Jordan River, calling people to repentance and faith in the coming Messiah.

Have you ever considered what happened to John after that time? He almost disappeared from the scene, except for the passage in Mark’s gospel that described his death. King Herod had become angry over some of John’s remarks about Herod’s unlawful wife, Herodias, so Herod had John arrested. He languished in prison for a time, until the fateful night of Herod’s birthday banquet. Herodias’s daughter performed a special dance for the king, and in return Herod swore an oath to give her whatever she wanted.

When she finished dancing, she asked Herod (at her mother’s suggestion) for John the Baptist’s head on a platter. Afraid to back down in front of his guests, Herod had John beheaded.

John never got to see the fullness of Jesus’ ministry. His part in it came at the very beginning, when Jesus presented Himself as the Messiah for baptism. How do you think John felt in prison, knowing he would probably die? No wonder he asked for Jesus’ assurance as he awaited his sentence (Luke 7:19–28).

God’s promises are true forever, and He wants you to trust Him for tomorrow—no matter what.

O Lord, Your promises are true forever. Help me to trust You for tomorrow—no matter what.[1]


[1] Stanley, C. F. (2000). Into His presence (p. 207). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

July 16, 2019 Afternoon Verse Of The Day

9. Daniel here betakes himself to God’s mercy as to a sacred asylum; for it is not sufficient to acknowledge and confess our sins, unless we are supported by a confidence of our obtaining pardon from God’s mercy. We see numbers who use great prolixity in bearing witness to the truth, that they richly deserve all kinds of punishment; but no good result arises from this, because despair overwhelms them and plunges them into an abyss. Recognition of a fault is in truth without the slightest profit, unless with the addition of the hope of pardon. Daniel, therefore, after candidly confessing the treatment which the whole people had received from God to have been deserved, although so severe and harsh, still embraces his pity. According to the common saying, this is like a drowning man catching at a straw. We observe also how David makes use of the same principle: There is forgiveness with thee that thou mayest be feared. (Ps. 130:4.) And this moderation must be diligently marked, because Satan either lulls us into torpid security, or else so agitates us as utterly to absorb our minds in sorrow. These two artifices of Satan are sufficiently known to us. Hence that moderation which I have mentioned must be maintained, lest we should grow torpid in the midst of our vices, and so indulge in contempt of God as to induce forgetfulness of him. Then, on the other hand, we ought not to be frightened, and thus close against us the gate of hope and pardon. Daniel, therefore, here follows the best arrangement, and prescribes the same rule for us. For, in confessing the people’s wickedness, he does not entirely throw away the hope of pardon, but supports himself and others with this consolation—God is merciful. He rests this hope of pardon on the very nature of God; as if he had said, there is nothing so peculiar to God as pity, and hence we ought never to despair. To God, says he, belong mercies and forgivenesses. No doubt Daniel took this phrase from Moses, especially from that remarkable and memorable passage where God pronounces himself a severe avenger, yet full of mercy, inclined to clemency and pardon, and exercising much forbearance. (Exod. 34:6.) As, therefore, Daniel held the impossibility of God putting away his affectionate feelings of pity, he takes this as the main point of his teaching, and it becomes the chief foundation for his hopes and his petition for pardon. He argues thus, To God belong loving-kindnesses; therefore, as he can never deny himself, he will always be merciful. This attribute is inseparable from his eternal essence; and however we have rebelled against him, yet he will never either cast away nor disdain our prayers.

We may conclude from this passage that no prayers are lawful or rightly composed unless they consist of these two members. First, all who approach God ought to cast themselves down before him, and to acknowledge themselves deserving of a thousand deaths; next, to enable them to emerge from the abyss of despair, and to raise themselves to the hope of pardon, they should call upon God without fear or doubt, and with firm and stable confidence. This reliance upon God can have no other support than the nature of God himself, and to this he has borne ample testimony. With respect to the close of the verse, it may be explained in two ways: Because, or although, we are rebellious against him. I have stated that I rather approve of taking the particle כי, ki, in the sense of opposition. Although we have rebelled against God, still he will be entreated, and never will be unmindful of his pity. If any one prefers taking it in a causal sense, it will suit tolerably well; as if Daniel had said, the people have no other hope left but the mercy of God, as they have been convicted of sin over and over again. Because we have acted wickedly towards him, what is left for us but to throw ourselves with all our trust upon the clemency and goodness of God, since he has borne witness to his being propitious to sinners who truly and heartily implore his favour?[1]


9. mercies—The plural intensifies the force; mercy manifold and exhibited in countless ways. As it is humbling to recollect “righteousness belongeth unto God,” so it is comforting, that “mercies belong to the Lord OUR God.”

though we have rebelled—rather, “since,” &c. [Vulgate], (Ps 25:11). Our punishment is not inconsistent with His “mercies,” since we have rebelled against Him.[2]


9:9. In the center of this confession, Daniel identified the sole hope upon which he and the rest of Judah could depend, namely, that while rebellion belonged to Judah, to the Lord our God belong compassion and forgiveness. The Hebrew word for God’s compassion is rarely used of humanity and commonly used of God. It refers to the deep, tender love and pity that a parent feels for a child (Ps 103:13) which God in His sovereignty chooses to bestow. The word for forgiveness is used solely of God, never being used of human forgiveness. It refers to the pardon that God alone can provide to those who rebel against Him. Both words are plural, intensifying the expression of the depth of God’s pity and pardon.[3]


[1] Calvin, J., & Myers, T. (2010). Commentary on the Book of the Prophet Daniel (Vol. 2, pp. 158–160). Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software.

[2] Jamieson, R., Fausset, A. R., & Brown, D. (1997). Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible (Vol. 1, p. 639). Oak Harbor, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc.

[3] Rydelnik, M. A. (2014). Daniel. In The moody bible commentary (pp. 1303–1304). Chicago, IL: Moody Publishers.

July 16, 2019 Truth2Freedom Briefing Report (US•World•Christian)

REUTERS

President Trump said his administration would investigate accusations that
Google worked with the Chinese government, but gave no other details in his
early morning tweet on Tuesday.

U.S. lawmakers from both sides of the aisle are set to grill Facebook Inc
on its cryptocurrency plans on Tuesday, as the project continues to draw
intense scrutiny from financial regulators and politicians across the
globe. Facebook is fighting a rearguard action to get Washington onside
after it shocked regulators and lawmakers with an announcement on June 18
that it was hoping to launch a new digital coin called Libra in 2020.

Executives from tech giants Apple Inc , Amazon.com Inc , Facebook Inc and
Alphabet’s Google go before the House Judiciary Committee’s antitrust panel
Tuesday to discuss competition in online markets.

The European Union is readying new sanctions against Venezuelan security
forces involved in human rights violations, the bloc’s foreign policy chief
said on Tuesday, following the death in custody of a navy captain amid
allegations of torture.

Hackers have stolen the financial data of millions of Bulgarians from the
country’s tax agency, the government said on Tuesday, in an attack that one
researcher said may have compromised nearly every adult’s personal records.

Iran’s supreme leader upped the ante in a volatile stand-off with the
United States on Tuesday, warning Tehran would continue removing restraints
on its nuclear program and retaliate for the seizure of an Iranian oil
tanker.

Oil prices steadied on Tuesday as a resumption of production in the Gulf of
Mexico after Hurricane Barry and a boom in U.S. supply from shale oil
countered tensions in the Middle East.

AP Top Stories

The Royal Navy plans briefly to double its number of warships in the
Persian Gulf following an attempted attack by Iranian forces on a British
oil tanker on June 20, 2019. But the temporary increase in British warships
in the region, from one to two, underscores just how few ships the Royal
Navy can deploy even in an emergency.

The founder and editor of the neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer should be
forced to pay more than $14m to a Jewish woman targeted by a “troll storm”
of abusive messages for months on end, a judge has said.

The simple act of walking has become a display of defiance for a young
Iranian woman who often moves in Tehran’s streets without a compulsory
headscarf, or hijab.

Iran will waive visas for Chinese visitors as early as the end of July in a
bid to boost the economy, faltering under the weight of US sanctions.

Searchers and family members are celebrating after finding a woman alive
after she was lost in mountainous terrain near the California-Nevada border
for four days.

The Russian intelligence agency behind 2016’s election attacks is training
its sights on billionaire financier George Soros, The Daily Beast has
learned. The move comes hot on the heels of a surge in U.S.-focused hacking
by Russia’s Main Intelligence Directorate with similarities to 2016 in
targeting and methodology.

A North Korean nuclear negotiator who was reported to have been executed
over the failure of the February Hanoi summit between Kim Jong-un and US
President Donald Trump is still alive, South Korean intelligence said on
Tuesday. They have so far unearthed 313 bodies from the grave since it was
discovered last month, the official said. All of the dead are men, women
and children believed to have been killed or died during the Islamic State
group’s rule over the northern city.

Italian police have seized a large arsenal of weapons, including an
air-to-air missile, in raids on neo-Nazi sympathizers, they said on Monday.

Authorities in California are searching for a 69-year-old woman last seen
Friday wearing a black bikini, a red baseball cap and tan hiking boots with
black socks who went missing while hiking in the Mojave Desert. Arizona
resident Barbara Thomas does not have the means to survive the sweltering
heat expected this week, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Office said.

BBC

Shoppers in Brazil found they had unwittingly bought cocaine when they
opened soap powder they had purchased at a supermarket in Sao Paulo. At
least 176lb of the drug was found in the store, police said.

More than 820 million people worldwide are not getting enough food, with
the situation most alarming in Africa, a report said.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a new law criminalizing
catcalling, wolf-whistling and other forms of public sexual harassment.
Those caught under the Safe Spaces Act could face up to six months in jail
and a fine of up to $9,750.

WND

New York City public school students can now change their names and gender
at school without proper legal documentation if they obtain permission from
their parents.

Stetson Baptist Church in DeLand Florida will pay off over $7.2 million in
crippling medical debt impacting over 6,500 individuals and families living
at or below the poverty line in five Florida counties. Additionally, the
church will also fund three foster homes for the next year.

U.S. women’s national soccer team goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris attacked former
teammate Jaelene Hinkle as “intolerant,” and “homophobic” in a tweet storm
Monday. The 26-year-old Hinkle, considered one of the more talented
defenders, is also an outspoken Christian and a supporter of traditional
marriage, and some believe her faith may have kept her off the national
team during its latest World Cup championship.

The Trump administration announced Monday that family planning clinics are
prohibited from referring women to abortion providers if they receive Title
X family planning grants. The rule applies to some Planned Parenthood
clinics.


Mid-Day Snapshot · July 16, 2019

The Foundation

“No Wall of words … can be so formed as to stand against the sweeping torrent of boundless ambition on the one side, aided by the sapping current of corrupted morals on the other.” —George Washington (1789)

If You Can’t Beat ‘Em, Call ‘Em Racist

Words mean things. Unless triggered leftists want to score cheap political points.


New Asylum Rule Is Meant to Save Lives

Migrants must now first seek asylum in an intermediary country before entering U.S.


Dems Pull Trump Card With Climate ‘Emergency,’ But…

Leftists look to use climate emergency executive order to foist socialism on U.S.


‘Justice on Trial’: The Backstory of the Kavanaugh Debacle

A new book sheds some new light on Kavanaugh’s Demo accusers.


Iran’s Belligerence Shows Need for Saudi Alliance

When it comes down to it, securing America is often about the hard choices.


Church Pays Off Millions in Medical Debt for 6,500 Families

“To show that the love of Jesus changes lives and to impact the life of One More Child.”


Video: Is The Lion King a ‘Fascistic Story’?

Is the Disney classic a tale that supports fascism and patriarchy? A WaPo journalist thinks so.


Video: How to Become a Dangerous Person

Writer and Portland-based podcaster Nancy Rommelmann answers that question.



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We All Wanted to Love the Women’s Soccer Team
Gary Bauer
The Left vs. Law Enforcement
Tony Perkins
Pence the Center of Detention on U.S. Border
Jeff Jacoby
George Washington Was Right About ‘Baneful’ Two-Party Politics
Cal Thomas
Apollo 11 at 50
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Tuesday Top News Executive Summary

“The Squad” plays the victim, new asylum policy, abortion regulations, Facebook fine, and more.


Tuesday Short Cuts

Notable quotables from Lindsey Graham, Rush Limbaugh, WSJ, Al Green, and more.



Today’s Meme

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News – 7/16/2019

America Helps Israel Prepare: 2 More F-35s Touchdown in Jerusalem
Two brand new F-35 “Adir” jet fighters touched down at Nevatim Airbase in southern Israel on Sunday, raising the number of advanced stealth aircraft in Israel’s arsenal to 16. Israel was the second country after the United States to receive the state-of-the-art fighter jet.

FTC Fines Facebook $5 Billion
Following the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) moved to fine Facebook $5 billion for violating the terms of a consent decree. The settlement represents the largest fine the FTC has ever levied against a company. In early 2018, reports that Cambridge Analytica had detailed information about millions of Facebook users began to spread. The company (through third parties) created an app called “This is Your Digital Life” that claimed to be a personality quiz. Everyone who took the quiz shared information about themselves to Cambridge Analytica. But, they also shared data about every one of their friends to the company as well.

EU agrees sanctions against Turkey for drilling off Cyprus
European Union officials on Monday agreed political and financial sanctions against Turkey after Ankara went ahead with drilling operations off Cyprus despite repeated warnings, European diplomats said. “The conclusions on Turkey have been adopted and they will be made public in the coming hours,” the EU’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini told reporters after a meeting with members states’ foreign ministers. The most serious measure is understood to be a cut of 145.8 million euros ($164 million) in the European funds allocated to Turkey for 2020.

Ancient Babylon continues to inspire
The UN World Heritage Committee held its 43rd session between June 30 and July 10 in the capital of Azerbaijan, Baku. The committee deemed the site of Babylon to be “the most exceptional testimony” of the Babylonian civilization, which “exerted considerable political, scientific, technological, architectural and artistic influence upon the human settlements in the region, and on successive historic periods of antiquity.” The designated site includes the ancient city’s surviving structures of walls, gates, palaces and temples, along with the villages and agricultural areas around it.

Senior member of Gaza’s Islamist rulers encourages killing “every Jew possible”
A senior member of Gaza’s Islamist rulers Hamas has encouraged Palestinians across the globe to kill Jews, drawing outrage from both Israeli and Palestinian officials as well as a UN envoy. In a video from a speech to participants of weekly protests on Friday, Fathi Hamad, a member of the movement’s top political body, can be heard calling on Palestinians across the globe to carry out attacks.

EU works to save Iran nuclear agreement
European Union nations have thrown their diplomatic weight behind the unravelling Iran nuclear deal, trying to rescue the pact from collapsing under US pressure. The 28 EU foreign ministers insisted recent Iranian actions surpassing uranium enrichment thresholds set by the 2015 deal did not necessarily condemn the whole agreement.

Indonesian tourist hotspot struck by ‘very strong’ magnitude 5.7 quake
A “very strong” earthquake has hit the resort region of Bali, with witnesses saying the “walls of their house were shaking”. Authorities say the quake struck southwest of Bali, however there is no tsunami warning. The European earthquake monitoring agency EMSC initially said the quake was 6.2 magnitude but later downgraded it to a 5.7 magnitude earthquake.

Israel warned: Lift ‘siege’ or we’ll kill every Jew on Earth
Hammad said the 7 million Palestinians who live abroad have been “warming up” and “preparing” to attack. “Enough warming up. … We must attack every Jew on planet Earth and slaughter and kill them,” he said. “We say to the Zionist enemy that it has exactly one week – until next Friday. If it does not lift the siege by then, and if it does not implement the understandings [with Hamas] … we have many methods and means up our sleeves, and they are just waiting for the green light to powerfully explode in the face of the enemy,…

Lindsey Graham unloads: 4 Dem lawmakers ‘bunch of communists’
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has introduced a House resolution calling President Trump’s tweets over the weekend “racist” and “xenophobic,” but Republican U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham said Monday the focus of outrage should be the four “communist” congresswomen Trump was condemning. “Well, we all know that [New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez] and this crowd are a bunch of communists, they hate Israel, they hate our own country,” Graham said in an interview with “Fox and Friends.”

The Number Of Global Earthquakes Is 3 Times Above Normal
Within the last 48 hours we have seen large earthquakes going off like firecrackers all along the Ring of Fire. As you will see below, a magnitude 6.1 quake just hit Japan, a magnitude 6.6 quake just hit Australia and a magnitude 7.3 earthquake just hit Indonesia. And of course all of this comes just about a week after southern California was hit by the two largest earthquakes that it has experienced in more than two decades. So is all of this shaking unusual?
Within the last seven days, our planet has experienced an average of more than 677 earthquakes of magnitude 1.5 or greater per day. That means that the number of global earthquakes right now is more than 3 times above normal.
And the number of very large earthquakes is at a frighteningly high level as well. None of this is “normal”. As I keep warning my readers, we have entered a time of tremendous global instability, and the U.S. is certainly not going to be exempt.

Joke or Not, Raid on Area 51 Would be Dangerous: Air Force
More than a million people have signed up to raid Area 51 in a hunt for aliens, a joke event posted on Facebook. Nearly another million indicated they’re interested in going. The Air Force is starting to become concerned that everybody isn’t in on the joke,.. A Facebook post says, “They can’t stop all of us.” That prompted an Air Force spokeswoman to warn that “any attempt to illegally access military installations or military training areas is dangerous.”

Trump Accuses Democrats of Hating Israel With a ‘True and Unbridled Passion’
“So sad to see the Democrats sticking up for people who speak so badly of our Country and who, in addition, hate Israel with a true and unbridled passion. Whenever confronted, they call their adversaries, including Nancy Pelosi, ‘RACIST.’ Their disgusting language and the many terrible things they say about the United States must not be allowed to go unchallenged.

Iran nuclear deal breaches not yet significant, EU says
Iran’s recent breaches of the 2015 nuclear deal are not significant and can be reversed, the European Union’s foreign policy chief says. “We invite Iran to reverse the steps and go back to full compliance,” Federica Mogherini said on Monday. Iran has broken restrictions on its production of enriched uranium, used to make reactor fuel but also potentially nuclear bombs.

The Number Of Global Earthquakes Is 3 Times Above Normal
Within the last 48 hours we have seen large earthquakes going off like firecrackers all along the Ring of Fire. As you will see below, a magnitude 6.1 quake just hit Japan, a magnitude 6.6 quake just hit Australia and a magnitude 7.3 earthquake just hit Indonesia. And of course all of this comes just about a week after southern California was hit by the two largest earthquakes that it has experienced in more than two decades.

Swedes are getting implants in their hands to replace cash, credit cards
Thousands of people in Sweden are having futuristic microchips implanted into their skin to carry out everyday activities and replace credit cards and cash. More than 4,000 people have already had the sci-fi-ish chips, about the size of a grain of rice, inserted into their hands — with the pioneers predicting millions will soon join them as they hope to take it global.

‘He dropped to his knees and started throwing up blood’: Georgia man, 31, becomes 13th U.S. citizen to die on vacation in the Dominican Republic after complaining about drinking a soda that ‘didn’t taste right’
A Georgia man has died of a ‘respiratory illness’ while on holiday in the Dominican Republic – becoming the 13th American to die there in under a year. Jerome Jester Jr. of Forsyth, Georgia, died on March 17 this year just a day after going sightseeing in the Caribbean nation, according to his family. The 31-year-old had been on vacation with his sister, who called for an ambulance after he started having difficulty breathing.

As Hamas shows restraint, security officials discuss allowing 5,000 Gazan workers into Israel
Secret negotiations between Israel and Hamas became known in recent days, as the Gaza Strip’s ruling terror group showed restraint after one of its men was killed by IDF soldiers on Thursday, later deemed by the IDF as a mistake in a near-apology. Hamas’ decision to launch two rockets into Israel, rather than firing a larger barrage or starting border-fence riots, is considered minor in comparison to earlier events.

Netanyahu: EU response on Iran reminiscent of appeasement of Nazis
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned a European Union response on Monday to Iran’s breaches of nuclear limitations, saying it recalled failed diplomacy with Nazi Germany ahead of World War Two. “(It) reminds me of the European appeasement of the 1930s,” Netanyahu said in a video statement in Hebrew that was posted on Facebook.

North Korea says nuclear talks at risk if U.S.-South Korea exercises go ahead
The United States looks set to break a promise not to hold military exercises with South Korea, putting talks aimed at getting North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons at risk, the North Korean Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday. The United States’ pattern of “unilaterally reneging on its commitments” is leading Pyongyang to reconsider its own commitments to discontinue tests of nuclear weapons and intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs)…

50 killed by floods in Nepal; Sweltering heat remains across Delhi
Since Friday, flooding has killed 50 in Nepal while dangerous heat and humidity remain across northern India.

The Number Of Global Earthquakes Is 3 Times Above Normal
Within the last 48 hours we have seen large earthquakes going off like firecrackers all along the Ring of Fire.  As you will see below, a magnitude 6.1 quake just hit Japan, a magnitude 6.6 quake just hit Australia and a magnitude 7.3 earthquake just hit Indonesia.  And of course all of this comes just about a week after southern California was hit by the two largest earthquakes that it has experienced in more than two decades.

UCLA Professor Faces 219 Years in Prison for Selling Missile Technology to China
A UCLA adjunct professor in the Engineering Department faces up to 219 years in federal prison for stealing missile technology and selling it to a Chinese company.

Boston Sued For Booting Christian Flag, While Allowing Islamic Symbols
The city of Boston is facing a federal lawsuit after officials refused to allow a Christian flag to be flown at city hall.

The Number One Reason China Wants to Occupy America with Hundreds of Millions of Colonists
…From a globalist perspective, the US must be destroyed as it is the number one barrier to the full implementation of the satanically inspired New World Order. Further, Americans, themselves, must also be totally destroyed because of their proclivity to believe in individual liberties and their propensity to defend their rights with 300 million gun estimated to be in private American hands. America and Americans are targeted for complete obliteration by both the Chinese and the United Nations.

More Ebola Preparations Underway As CDC, NYC Quietly Brace for Congo Migrant Surge
The nonprofit Greenville Health System in South Carolina recently published a job posting for an Emergency Preparedness Program Manager whose qualifications should include familiarity with “Ebola grants.”

Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry: Boys raped by priests at ‘satanic parties’
A child abuse inquiry witness has told how he was raped by priests during “satanic” drink-fuelled sex parties.

Report: Facebook and Twitter consult with terror-tied CAIR over who gets banned from platforms
The Hamas-tied Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), which is best known as an unindicted co-conspirator in the largest terrorism financing case in U.S. history, appears to have access to high-ranking Facebook and Twitter executives and has communicated with these individuals about who should be allowed to stay on their platforms, according to a Wall Street Journal report published Tuesday.

Weaponized Immigration-Infected Immigrants Are Being Deployed Across the Breadth of the Country
I recently interviewed Paul Martin and he discussed an insider’s revelation that pre-selected immigrants are being “weaponized” in order to infect as many Americans as possible. This ultimately goes back to the Communist Chinese. Here is the complete story…


Headlines – 7/16/2019

PA envoy berates UK’s May for not recognizing Palestinian statehood

Hamas official walks back call to Palestinian Diaspora to kill ‘Jews everywhere’

At Antisemitism Summit, US Attorney General Says He Is ‘Deeply Concerned’ by Rise in Hate Crimes Targeting Jews

An Israeli economic agreement without Judea and Samaria?

PM said eyeing free trade deal with South Korea, sans West Bank and Golan

New Zealand lawmaker says Jesus’ mother was ‘Palestinian refugee’

EU agrees sanctions against Turkey for drilling off Cyprus

Israel says EU’s response on Iran recalls Nazi appeasement

Netanyahu: Some in Europe won’t wake up until Iranian nukes land on them

Ahead of EU talks, UK calls for reduced tensions with Iran

Iran nuclear deal breaches not yet significant, EU says

Former Iranian minister: Iran will not be bullied

At least five dead in Baghdad suicide blasts: medics, security

Erdogan says Turkey aims to produce S-400s jointly with Russia

China holds drills in Taiwan Strait, calls for sanctions against US companies

China’s economic growth slumps to lowest in 27 years as the trade war hits

Companies are fleeing China to escape Trump’s trade war

62 border employees under internal investigation amid posts

IJM cuts third of staff in Guatemala amid concern over Trump admin. cuts to Central American aid

Trump moves to effectively end asylum at southern border

Hollywood Erupts over Trump’s ‘Go Back’ Tweet: ‘Sick Sad Excuse for a Human Being’

Trump steps up attacks on Democratic congresswomen: “They hate our country”

Trump: Democrat congresswomen ‘love’ al-Qaeda, use ‘anti-Semitic’ language

Trump defiant as lawmakers blast his ‘racist’ attacks on four congresswomen

Al Green to force impeachment vote following incendiary Trump tweets

Liberal US Jews say Trump is weaponizing Israel to defend his racist tweets

AG Barr warns of hate created by identity politics

Swedes are getting implants in their hands to replace cash, credit cards

Investors are more worried than ever that a major recession or market crash is right around the corner

Con Ed can’t explain what caused the Manhattan blackout

Con Ed warns more blackouts could be coming with a heat wave on the way

EU’s GPS satellites have been down for four days in mysterious outage

The Last Lunar Eclipse of 2019 Occurs Tuesday, Just in Time for Apollo 11 Celebrations

More Than 1 Million People Agree To ‘Storm Area 51,’ But The Air Force Says Stay Home

Living in California Is Living on the Edge – For residents, the recent earthquakes are a reminder that the state is always poised on the brink of disaster

Ridgecrest earthquake aftershocks keep rattling: More than 70 measuring 4.0+ since July 4

6.2 magnitude earthquake hits near Kandrian, Papua New Guinea

5.7 magnitude earthquake hits near Kendalrejo, Indonesia

5.2 magnitude earthquake hits near Laiwui, Indonesia

Sabancaya volcano in Peru erupts to 27,000ft

Popocateptl volcano in Mexico erupts to 19,000ft

Fuego volcano in Guatemala erupts to 16,000ft

Reventador volcano in Ecuador erupts to 16,000ft

Ebeko volcano in the Kuril Islands erupts to 12,000ft

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

Despite widespread flooding, Louisiana was spared the brunt of Barry’s wrath. Here’s why

Barry leaves behind floodwaters and stranded residents

A sunken barge might have saved these Louisiana towns from major flooding

‘Snakes and other critters’ join flooding, tornadoes as Barry’s latest threat

Hurricane Barry rattles Gulf Coast fishermen already reeling from rough season

Floods and landslides kill more than 100 people in Nepal, India and Bangladesh

Tennessee police warn not to flush drugs down toilet for fear of creating ‘meth-gators’

Unplanned smashes Canadian box-office expectations on opening weekend

Gay Israelis come forward to describe predatory, harmful conversion therapy

LGBTQ teachers threaten strike unless ‘dangerous’ education minister sacked

Luxembourg PM boycotts Israeli event over minister’s conversion therapy remarks

Mike Huckabee responds to ‘hateful bigot’ accusations: ‘I refuse to deny God’s law’


Apostasy Watch Daily News

Gary DeMar – Scrubbing America’s History

Dr. Brown Implies His New Book on The Jezebel Spirit is Direct Inspiration From God

Congregation Demands Reinstatement of Pastor Who Used Church Funds to Buy ‘Adult Novelties’

Joni Eareckson Tada announces she’s cancer-free: ‘quite miraculous’

1,700-Year-Old Christian Letter Uncovered – Oldest Outside of the Bible

200+ companies urge Supreme Court to make ‘sexual orientation,’ ‘gender identity’ protected classes


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“A simple layman armed with Scripture is to be believed above a pope or a council without it…” – Martin Luther

Trump fires back at Squad, challenges House to ‘rebuke’ them for ‘filthy and hate laced’ language

President Trump fired back Tuesday at the four freshman congresswomen who denounced his administration and renewed calls for his impeachment at a rare joint press conference, claiming Democrats have given them a “free pass” for their “vile” language and challenging colleagues to rebuke them.

Source: Trump fires back at Squad, challenges House to ‘rebuke’ them for ‘filthy and hate laced’ language

RenewAmerica Newsletter for July 16, 2019

July 15, 2019
We’re back – and we need your support
CLIFF KINCAID — We are finally back online at http://www.usasurvival.org The slide show at our new site has the advertisements we ran in 2007 opposing Senate ratification of the U.N.’s Law of the Sea Treaty. We defeated this treaty even though then-Senator Joe Biden of the Foreign Relations Committee denied ASI the opportunity to testify against it. Take a minute to revisit this interesting piece of history. Biden has always been a globalist and one-worlder…. (more)

July 15, 2019
WASHINGTON TIMES — He once said his chances of becoming prime minister were “as good as the chances of finding Elvis on Mars,” but rumpled Boris Johnson, a former mayor of London, a former foreign secretary and an unapologetic supporter of Britain’s exit from the European Union, is now the odds-on favorite to succeed Theresa May when the votes of Conservative Party members are counted next week…. (more)

July 15, 2019
‘Nation may never recover’ if it becomes law
BOB UNRUH — Billy Graham Evangelical Association CEO Franklin Graham says that if Congress adopts the Democrats’ Equality Act, which would nullify constitutional protections for religious rights, the “nation may never recover.”… (more)

July 15, 2019

FOX NEWS — Figures in government and media are trying to secularize American culture, which will lead the country away from its founding Judeo-Christian principles, according to Pastor John Hagee. When the Pilgrims landed in today’s New England, they made a promise to God that what became the United States would be a righteous nation based on morality, Hagee said in an interview airing Sunday on “Life, Liberty and Levin.”… (more)


July 15, 2019
NEWSMAX — The very framework of our freedom in the United States is dependent on the Christian nature of the country, because every freedom that we hold dear as Americans originated as a Christian idea, David Horowitz said on Fox News Channel’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on Friday…. (more)

July 15, 2019
YOUTUBE — Is the Green New Deal about tackling climate change or a hostile takeover of the U.S. economy? Tucker takes on Robert Hockett, who advised Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on the Green New Deal…. (more)

July 15, 2019

WASHINGTON EXAMINER — In Europe, you will often hear politically savvy people refer to Green Party politicians as “watermelons.” The reason is that although they might be environmentalist “green” on the outside, these leftists are secretly communist red if you look beneath the surface…. (more)


July 14, 2019

FOX NEWS — House Democrats and their aides are quickly losing patience with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez over her office’s nonstop sparring with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other long-serving members, suggesting the speaker’s dismissive comments toward her may represent the view of a growing section of the caucus…. (more)


July 14, 2019
STUART VARNEY — It’s getting really bad at CNN. Viewers are fleeing in droves. I’m a founder of that network, and I’m not happy. This spring, CNN’s ratings fell off a cliff. They’re getting fewer than half the viewers who tune into Fox News, and in prime time – – that’s 8 to 11 p.m. – – they get less than a third…. (more)

July 14, 2019
Radio host: ‘It’s outrageous that the desire to know who here is a citizen is controversial’
WASHINGTON TIMES — Rush Limbaugh says President Trump’s census fight with Democrats exposes the one thing guiding the latter side’s agenda: “They don’t like this country.” The radio host told “Fox & Friends” on Friday that most media outlets are ignoring the real story as it pertains to adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census…. (more)

July 14, 2019

NATIONAL REVIEW — The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled for the Trump administration Friday in a case concerning the withholding of federal funds for local policing from so-called sanctuary cities. A three-judge panel of the court ruled 2 – -1 that the Justice Department could deny Community Oriented Policing Services grants to cities and states that have “sanctuary” policies prohibiting law-enforcement cooperation with federal immigration authorities…. (more)


July 11, 2019
DAILY CALLER — The Trump administration asked the Supreme Court for clearance to begin constructing 100 miles of fencing through drug-smuggling corridors along the U.S.-Mexico border. The Friday request comes after U.S. District Judge Haywood Gilliam forbade the administration from using $2.5 billion in military funds for border wall construction. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied the administration’s request to stay that ruling while litigation continued on July 3…. (more)

July 11, 2019
BRYAN FISCHER — Once again, Chief Justice John Roberts has overstepped his bounds and arrogated to himself the imagined authority to be chief lawmaker for the United States of America…. (more)

July 11, 2019
NEWSMAX — President Donald Trump abandoned his controversial bid to demand citizenship details from all respondents in next year’s census Thursday, instead directing federal agencies to try to compile the information using existing databases. “It is essential that we have a clear breakdown of the number of citizens and non-citizens that make up the United States population,” Trump said at a Rose Garden announcement. He insisted he was “not backing down.”… (more)

July 11, 2019
Poll challenges Democrat ‘undercount’ argument

WORLDNETDAILY — The Trump administration’s effort to restore the citizenship question on the national census has been regarded by critics as an “attack on immigrants,” particularly Latinos. But a new poll finds a majority of Hispanic voters, along with two-thirds of voters overall, approve of a citizenship question on the 2020 census, the Washington Times reported…. (more)


July 11, 2019
NEWSMAX — Customs and Border Patrol statistics show there has been a 28.5% drop in the number of illegal immigrants at the southern border in June amid a crackdown by Mexico. The CBP figures released Wednesday show there were 104,344 people encountered in June, down from 144,278 the month before…. (more)

July 11, 2019
Accused Trump of ‘inhumane treatment’
WORLDNETDAILY — In an effort to promote its hearing on President Trump’s policies of “putting migrant kids in cages,” House Democrats tweeted a photo of children at a detention center behind a chainlink fence. The problem was that the photograph, intended to scold Trump for “inhumane treatment at the border,” was from the Obama era…. (more)

July 11, 2019
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS — Prominent anti-vaxxer Robert F. Kennedy Jr. filed a lawsuit on Wednesday on behalf of 55 families to overturn a new state law that bars parents from refusing to vaccinate their kids on religious grounds. Dozens of parents and kids packed a courtroom at the Albany County Supreme Court as Kennedy joined attorney Michael Sussman, who argued that the measure conflicts with state and federal law…. (more)

July 11, 2019
Social-media giant banned pro-life ads in Ireland referendum

WORLDNETDAILY — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg admitted to a speech to a like-minded audience that his company essentially meddled in the Irish referendum on legalizing abortion by refusing to run advertisements by pro-life groups…. (more)


July 11, 2019
Number of people believing there is nothing wrong with gay sex has fallen, survey finds
THE GUARDIAN — Thirty years of increasingly liberal attitudes towards gay sex may be coming to an end after the number of people who said they considered it wrong rose for the first time since the Aids crisis. In 1987 when every household received sombre leaflets warning “don’t die of ignorance”, nine out of 10 people thought there was something wrong with sexual relations between two adults of the same sex…. (more)

July 11, 2019

FOX NEWS — Five Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps gunboats tried to seize a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz Wednesday but backed off after a British warship approached, a senior U.S. defense official told Fox News…. (more)


July 10, 2019
President said his administration would refuse to work with him
NATIONAL REVIEW — The British ambassador to the U.S. stepped down Wednesday amid controversy over leaked cables in which he harshly criticized the Trump administration. Sir Kim Darroch became the object of heavy criticism from the president over the weekend after the leak of private messages to Parliament in which he calls the administration “unpredictable,” “inept,” and “uniquely dysfunctional,” and the president himself “insecure.” The messages also wondered whether the administration would fall in “disgrace” and mused on whether Trump may be indebted to “dodgy Russians.”… (more)

July 10, 2019
NEWSMAX — A federal appeals court panel appeared sympathetic on Tuesday to Republican efforts to overturn Obamacare, expressing skepticism to Democratic calls to overturn the ruling of a Texas judge who found the landmark U.S. healthcare reform law unconstitutional…. (more)

July 10, 2019
NEWSMAX — Brent Bozell, president of the Media Research Center, said President Donald Trump has endured the most “ferocious” media attacks of any president in history. Bozell made his comments during an interview on former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee’s show, which aired on Newsmax TV on Monday night. Bozell is author of “Unmasked: Big Media’s War Against Trump.”… (more)

 

Donald Trump: Democrats Too ‘Petrified’ to Confront ‘Anti-USA, Pro-Terrorist’ Squad

President Donald Trump on Tuesday said the far-left Democrat “Squad,” say some of the most “vile, hateful, and disgusting things” ever said by a lawmaker on Capitol Hill and party leadership is unwilling to take them one due to fear of the “radical left.”

Source: Donald Trump: Democrats Too ‘Petrified’ to Confront ‘Anti-USA, Pro-Terrorist’ Squad

How the President Won the ‘Squad’ Press Conference | LifeZette

Extreme leftists dislike everything the duly elected commander-in-chief does — but on Monday, their ‘look’ was ‘terrible’

President Donald Trump emerged the victor after four freshman Democratic lawmakers held a press conference responding to his criticisms of them, according to Jesse Watters.

The members of the so-called progressive “squad” continue to make extreme assertions about the president, which isn’t a good look for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Watters claimed Monday on “The Five.”

“Donald Trump won that press conference,” he said, moments after Reps. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) spoke on Capitol Hill.

“Nancy and ‘the squad’ lost — that was a terrible look. It seems like they want to victimize themselves even further. I don’t think that’s the way to go against President Trump.”

Related: Cher and Other Leftists in Hollywood Are Fired Up Over Trump’s Tweets

“They’re saying he’s a white nationalist and he’s committing human rights violations … Obama actually deported more and also put people in cages,” added Watters.

Watters also dismissed calls from Omar and Tlaib to remove Trump from office.

“They’re continuing to play the victim and continue to pout — and now they want to impeach him for tweeting,” he said.

Related: Lindsey Graham: AOC and Her Dem ‘Squad’ Are Anti-American Communists

Responding earlier, host Greg Gutfeld also said he believed Trump could claim victory after the lawmakers’ remarks.

“I think President Trump got exactly what he wanted,” he said, going on to list several disputed claims made by the congresswomen.

“I wrote down: ‘drinking out of toilets’ — that didn’t happen,” he said.

Pressley claimed Trump is seeking to “marginalize and silence” the women — but quickly turned her focus to such issues as gun violence and immigration.

“Colluding with Russians — I think we found out the answer to that. The most corrupt presidency in history — eh.”

During the press conference, Pressley repeatedly referred to Trump as “the occupant of the White House.” She claimed he is seeking to “marginalize and silence” the women — but quickly turned her focus to various issues, from gun violence to immigration.

Omar, however, curtly dismissed Trump’s rhetoric as “the bile of garbage that comes out of his mouth.”

Tlaib, speaking separately, backed Omar’s call for impeachment.

She said Trump’s language was “disgusting and bigoted” and that his administration was “lawless.”

Asked by Fox News’ Chad Pergram about Trump’s criticisms of Omar’s remarks as anti-American, Omar slammed the president’s “complete hypocrisy,” and said his presidential campaign was founded on all the things “wrong” with the United States.

Omar has previously been criticized by prominent members of both parties for making anti-Semitic remarks.

In March, the Democrat-led House overwhelmingly passed a bipartisan resolution that indirectly condemned Omar’s repeated “anti-Semitic” and “pernicious” comments.

Fox News’ Gregg Re contributed to this Fox News report, which is used by permission.

Source: How the President Won the ‘Squad’ Press Conference

White Privilege Card Now Good For 10% Off At Whole Foods | The Babylon Bee

U.S.—According to a representative for the official White Privilege rewards program, every Caucasian person’s White Privilege Card is now good for a full 10% off at participating Whole Foods locations.

The cards, which are given out to every white person at birth, have always been good for many societal benefits, but at long last allow white people to enjoy a discounted shopping experience at their favorite overpriced grocery store.

“Simply bring your purchases to the register and present your official white privilege card, and we’ll provide a discount on your entire purchase,” a spokesperson for the grocery store said. “And don’t try to borrow a white friend’s card—we’ll be able to tell if you try to pull one over on us.”

At publishing time, the rewards program had also confirmed the card will be good for a free pancake plate at IHOP and $5 off your next oil change at Walmart.

Source: White Privilege Card Now Good For 10% Off At Whole Foods

Trump Admin Implements “Protect Life Rule” to Block Abortion Referrals at Taxpayer-Funded Family Planning Clinics — The Gateway Pundit

The Trump Administration banned abortion referrals at taxpayer-funded family planning clinics on Monday.

The new “Protect Life Rule” will be implemented immediately.

Planned Parenthood and the state of California tried to block the new rules but a federal appeals court sided with the Trump administration in a decision last week.

Mark Meadows tweeted out.

Rep. Jody Hice weighed in…

A ban on abortion referrals at taxpayer-funded family planning clinics is taking effect immediately, the Trump administration said Monday.

The Department of Health and Human Services told family planning providers it would begin enforcing the rules after receiving the go-ahead in recent weeks from two federal courts.

That means clinics receiving family planning grants to provide contraception and other services to low-income women will have to stop providing abortion referrals or lose their funding.

The requirement that family planning services funded by Title X be financially separate from abortion services also begins today. An additional requirement that abortion services and Title X services be performed in separate facilities won’t take effect until next year.

The rules have been praised by conservatives and anti-abortion advocates, who saw the changes to the Title X family planning program as a way to cut funding to Planned Parenthood…

… Planned Parenthood, the state of California and several other states have sued to block the rules, but were dealt a setback last week when a federal appeals court sided with the Trump administration.

via Trump Admin Implements “Protect Life Rule” to Block Abortion Referrals at Taxpayer-Funded Family Planning Clinics — The Gateway Pundit

Trump 2020 Campaign To Simply Air Unedited Footage Of Democrats Talking — The Babylon Bee

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Trump campaign has unveiled its 2020 campaign strategy of airing unedited footage of speeches and press conferences by far-left Democrats like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and that other one.

GOP commercials will air the footage around the clock. The speeches will not be edited in any way. Rather than pushing their own policy proposals, Republicans will just remind the nation of just who it is they’re running against.

“We were pretty concerned when Trump was tweeting those racially charged things the other day,” said one campaign strategist. “But now we’re in the clear again. I mean, he’ll say something problematic again soon. But we don’t even have to defend it. We just have to show people the Dems tripping over themselves to say something even crazier.”

“Frankly, when we saw that wild press conference after Trump’s tweets, we took a moment and thanked the Lord above for His blessings,” he added.

via Trump 2020 Campaign To Simply Air Unedited Footage Of Democrats Talking — The Babylon Bee

Dems Won’t Curb Illegal Immigration, But They Plan to Pass a Resolution Condemning Trump

Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y) blast President Trump as a racist at a press conference at the U.S. Capitol on July 15, 2019. (Photo by Alex Wroblewski/Getty Images)

Source: Dems Won’t Curb Illegal Immigration, But They Plan to Pass a Resolution Condemning Trump

God, Greed, and the (Prosperity) Gospel: An Interview with Costi W. Hinn | Bible Gateway Blog

What is the “prosperity gospel” and how did it originate? Why is it considered a dangerous theology? How does its teaching conflict with the concept of God’s sovereignty? How does prosperity theology abuse and exploit people?

Bible Gateway interviewed Costi W. Hinn (@costiwhinn) about his book, God, Greed, and the (Prosperity) Gospel: How Truth Overwhelms a Life Built on Lies (Zondervan, 2019).

Explain the term “prosperity gospel” and how it originated.

Costi W. Hinn: Being that the “prosperity gospel” is ultimately the result of twisting God’s Word, it can be accurately stated that this concept goes back as far as the original fall of man. In Genesis 3:1-3 it was the serpent who deceitfully approached Eve and began to undermine and twist God’s Word, culminating his crafty effort saying, “You surely shall not die!” (Genesis 3:4). This is what the prosperity gospel does. This theology says in no uncertain terms, “Sure, Jesus died on the cross to save you from sin and offer you heaven, but what he really wants is to make you healthy, wealthy, and happy on earth.”

In prosperity theology, faith is not about trusting in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord (Ephesians 2:8-9). Faith is seen as a kind of “force” that makes God do whatever you want. Instead of seeing confession as being about sin (1 John 1:9), prosperity theology teaches that confession is about “stuff.” Teachers tell their followers, “If you want a job promotion, a luxury car, or a mansion, you need to declare it by faith!”

In modern history, this belief system began to pick up steam when popular prosperity preachers began to use large evangelistic events to build their empires. It became a very common strategy (and a useful one!) to draw in a large crowd of people who needed healing, money, or better circumstances, with the promise that Jesus would give them all of those things if they gave an offering or followed the seemingly anointed preacher.

Over time, ministries of this kind also began to use media to spread their message. Their reach went from hundreds to hundreds of thousands in no time at all. Today, prosperity preachers reach millions, even billions, with their message, and often target the third world where some of the most desperate people reside.

Why do you see it as being dangerous?

Costi W. Hinn: This theology is dangerous because it assaults the two more important factors for the Christian and for the lost: The person of Christ and the proclamation of the gospel.

The “Jesus” of the prosperity gospel is not the Jesus of the Scriptures and the “gospel” of prosperity is no gospel at all. Therefore, it’s dangerous because it can’t save anyone. Christians are on this earth to live out the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20) so any theology that pulls people away from truth should be considered highly dangerous.

Beyond that, prosperity theology abuses and exploits people. It drains money from the poor; it gives false hope to already hopeless people. Instead of giving people what they need the most—or rather, Whom they need the most—it hooks them to a promise of fulfillment that always seems to be within their grasp, if they’ll give just one more offering.

[Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, What Does the Bible Say about Wealth and Prosperity?]

How is the concept of God’s sovereignty at odds with prosperity gospel teaching?

Costi W. Hinn: Since the prosperity gospel demands God do whatever people want based on what they do, it essentially makes God the puppet and mankind the puppet master. Your faith, your offering, your demands, all make God do what you say he must.

However, this is diametrically opposed to scriptural teaching about the nature of our God. Psalm 115:3 says, “But our God is in the heavens; he does whatever he pleases.” Paul writes in Ephesians 1:11 that God “works all things after the counsel of his will.” Jesus told Pilate that he would have “no authority” if it wasn’t for the fact that God gave it (John 19:11).

Of course, the prophet Isaiah long foretold of the sovereignty power of God declaring, “For I am God, there is no other; I am God, and there is no one like me. Declaring the end from the beginning and from ancient times things which have not been done, saying, ‘My purpose will be established, and I will accomplish all my good pleasure’” (Isaiah 46:9-10).

From the story of Job, to the story of Joseph, to the life of Christ himself, the sovereignty of God is clear throughout the Bible. God is in control. Man is not. We submit to God. He does not submit to us.

What passage of Scripture made you change your thinking about the prosperity gospel? Why?

Costi W. Hinn: Studying John 5:1-17 one day led to my conversion. I was utterly confused by Jesus’ healing ministry because He did it so differently than I had believed or been taught according to prosperity theology. I always was taught that Jesus will heal everyone if they will just have enough faith to believe their healing. Well, three explosive truths from this passage blew the doors off my erroneous beliefs.

First, Jesus healed one man out of a multitude of sick people at the pool of Bethesda. John writes that there were a multitude of sick people (John 5:3). I remember thinking, why didn’t Jesus heal them all? Second, Jesus healed the man “immediately” (John 5:9). There was no fanfare, no special faith healer, and no offering or money given. He simply healed him with a single command! Third, when the Pharisees questioned the man who got healed because he was carrying his pallet on the Sabbath — this was considered “working” — the man couldn’t answer. John writes, “But he who was healed did not know who it was [who healed him]” (John 5:13). I was shocked at this! How in the world did a man have enough faith to get healed if he didn’t even know who Jesus was? I scurried for a commentary that had been given to me by my pastor and the scales soon fully fell from my eyes as a commentator explained the sovereignty of God displayed through Christ’s healing of this man. More theological dominoes fell from there and my life was transformed by the true gospel.

Briefly unpack your book’s chapter titled, “A Balanced View on Health and Wealth.”

Costi W. Hinn: The best way to guard against error is to know the truth. In light of that, I wanted to not only point out the errors of prosperity theology but teach biblical truths that will equip people. It’s vital that Christians have a biblical understanding of healing, and money. A lack of knowledge on these two topics makes people vulnerable to false teaching. One thing I’ve come to know is that as dangerous as the prosperity gospel is, so too is the poverty gospel. Just because health and wealth are not guaranteed for Christians, doesn’t mean God’s will is always sickness and poverty for everyone either. This chapter in the book keeps readers from swinging to extremes to ensure that we are praising, trusting, praying, needing and giving depending on the circumstances we are facing.

What is a favorite Bible passage of yours and why?

Costi W. Hinn: 2 Timothy 4:1-5 because it serves as a constant reminder that I am accountable to Christ for preaching his word faithfully no matter the preferences of people or what direction the winds of culture may blow.

What are your thoughts about Bible Gateway and the Bible Gateway App and Bible Audio App?

Costi W. Hinn: I’ve long used Bible Gateway as my go-to Bible App. Two features I have especially enjoyed is the ability to navigate any given passage that I’m studying in numerous different versions, as well the Dictionary of Bible Themes feature.


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Bio: Costi W. Hinn pastors at Redeemer Bible Church in Gilbert, Arizona where he resides with his wife and three children. He has a passion for preaching the gospel and serving the church. He’s author of God, Greed, and the (Prosperity) Gospel: How Truth Overwhelms a Life Built on Lies. Pastor Hinn writes regularly at www.forthegospel.org and his work has been featured on media outlets such as CNN, Christianity Today, and ChurchLeaders.com.

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Source: God, Greed, and the (Prosperity) Gospel: An Interview with Costi W. Hinn

It’s ridiculous!: Russian bot fear laughed off by left and right | Video

US senator Kamala Harris is blaming Russian bots for promoting controversies surrounding the American football player Colin Kaepernick’s anti-racism protest. RT asked representatives from both ends of America’s political divide about the difference between ‘outside influence and personal judgement.’

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TRUMP: ‘I Don’t Have A Racist Bone In My Body!’ — The Gateway Pundit

One lawmaker says the United States is operating concentration camps. Two other newcomers to the Democratic House caucus routinely make anti-Semitic statements. And a fourth says America is — and always has been — racist.

So President Trump said over the weekend that maybe, just maybe, they’d like to, you know, go somewhere else if they hate America so much.

Then all hell broke loose. Democrats rushed in front of cameras to declare that it is the president, not the four female members of Congress, who is racist.

On Saturday, Trump took to Twitter to rip some members of the new progressive wing of the Democratic Party.

“So interesting to see ‘Progressive’ Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all), now loudly … and viciously telling the people of the United States, the greatest and most powerful Nation on earth, how our government is to be run,” Trump wrote.

“Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came. Then come back and show us how … it is done. These places need your help badly, you can’t leave fast enough. I’m sure that Nancy Pelosi would be very happy to quickly work out free travel arrangements!” the president wrote.

The lawmakers, Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, held a joint press conference on Monday to denounce Trump.

“This is the agenda of white nationalists, whether it is happening in chat rooms or happening in national TV. And now it’s reached the White House garden,” Omar said of what she called Trump’s “blatantly racist attack.”

But Trump on Tuesday fired back.

“Our Country is Free, Beautiful and Very Successful. If you hate our Country, or if you are not happy here, you can leave!” Trump wrote on Twitter.

And he said he’s far from a racist.

“Those Tweets were NOT Racist. I don’t have a Racist bone in my body! The so-called vote to be taken is a Democrat con game. Republicans should not show ‘weakness’ and fall into their trap. This should be a vote on the filthy language, statements and lies told by the Democrat […] Congresswomen, who I truly believe, based on their actions, hate our Country. Get a list of the HORRIBLE things they have said. Omar is polling at 8%, Cortez at 21%. Nancy Pelosi tried to push them away, but now they are forever wedded to the Democrat Party. See you in 2020!” Trump wrote.

Trump, a master troll, is, of course, forcing the Democratic Party to embrace the most extreme wing of the party. And winning.

via TRUMP: ‘I Don’t Have A Racist Bone In My Body!’ — The Gateway Pundit

The Truth — Christian Research Network

“Charlatans like Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren tell us that the federal government will provide for children who are mistreated by their parents.  That is a false promise.  But Republicans are misleading the country too, by failing to actively promote good parenting and self-reliance based on smart, disciplined behavior.”
(Bill O’Reilly)  Bad parenting, not capitalism, is the main cause of “income inequality” in America.  The left, including liberal educators, media, and politicians will never admit that, but it’s absolutely true.
We begin with education.  If a young child is not exposed to learning by age two, that innocent, helpless person is already at risk in a competitive society.  If there are no books in the home, no awareness-building games, no fun dialogue with the parents, the child may not develop a curiosity about life.
As the child gets older, parents must participate in the learning process – emphasizing the tremendous importance of academic discipline and monitor school work on a daily basis. (emphasis added)
Millions of American parents simply refuse to do that.
Now the environment.  If the home is full of conflict, loud noise, unpredictable behavior by one parent or both, the young child may not develop intellectual skills and will likely be unsteady and insecure.
Then there is the work ethic: if a child does not understand that accomplishment is based on performance, doom is nearby. Hard work must be taught, it is not inherited or casually acquired.  The word “hard” is there for a reason.    View article →

via The Truth — Christian Research Network

Rep. Ilhan Omar Refuses To Denounce Al-Qaeda, Islamic Terrorism — The Federalist

Weeks after refusing to say who is responsible for the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Rep. Omar refuses to denounce Islamist terrorist group al-Qaeda.

Rep. Ilhan Omar Refuses To Denounce Al-Qaeda, Islamic Terrorism

Rep. Ilhan Omar refused to answer whether she supports the Islamist terrorist group al-Qaeda, at a press conference Monday.

“I will not dignify it with an answer because I know that every single Islamophobe, every single person who is hateful, who is driven by an ideology of ‘othering’ as this president is, rejoices in us responding to that and us defending ourselves,” Omar said.

“I do not expect every time there is a white supremacist who attacks or there is a white man who kills in a school or in a movie theater, or in a mosque, or in a synagogue, I don’t expect my white community members to respond on whether they love that person or not. And so I think it is beyond time, it is beyond time to ask Muslims to condemn terrorists. We are no longer going to allow the dignification of such ridiculous — ridiculous statement,” she said.

Earlier on Monday, President Trump recalled Omar’s previous comments about the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Omar still refuses to answer the question of who she believes was responsible for the attacks. Multiple requests from The Federalist for a comment from Omar have gone unanswered.

“I mean, I look at the one, I look at Omar, I don’t know her, I never met her. I hear the way she talks about al-Qaeda. Al-Qaeda has killed many Americans,” Trump said. “When she talked about the World Trade Center being knocked down, some people, you remember the famous ‘some people.’ These are people that, in my opinion, hate our country.”

Trump also tweeted out similar comments on Monday afternoon.

….They are anti-Israel, pro Al-Qaeda, and comment on the 9/11 attack, “some people did something.” Radical Left Democrats want Open Borders, which means drugs, crime, human trafficking, and much more….

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 15, 2019

In a 2013 interview, Omar complained about people who think there are differences between America and al-Qaeda.

“When I was in college, I took a terrorism class,” she said. “Every time the professor said ‘al-Qaeda,’ his shoulders went up. He’d say ‘al-Qaeda’ and ‘Hezbollah.’ You don’t say ‘America’ with an intensity. You don’t say ‘England’ with the intensity. You don’t say ‘the army’ with the intensity.”

via Rep. Ilhan Omar Refuses To Denounce Al-Qaeda, Islamic Terrorism — The Federalist

REPORT: Ilhan Omar’s Father and Other Somalian War Crimes Perpetrators Now Living Illegally in the US — The Gateway Pundit

Far Left Communist Minnesota Representative Ilhan Omar’s father and other Somalian war crimes perpetrators are currently living illegally in the United States.

No wonder she supports communists, terrorists and illegal aliens!

The Gateway Pundit has obtained information that is damning for Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar.

Omar’s father, Nur Omar Mohamed (aka Nur Said Elmi Mohamed), is connected to the former dictator in Somalia, Said Barre.  Nur and other former Barre accomplices are living in the US illegally.

Omar’s father Mohamed, is living in the US.  He and other Somalians like Yusuf Abdi Ali, who killed thousands for Barre, escaped to the West and were not vetted properly before entering the country.  Barre was a dictator and was connected to Cuban dictator Fidel Castro.

Ali is a convicted war criminal who did the killing himself.  Ali has been located in the US working as security at Dulles International Airport and driving for Uber in 2019.  He reportedly lived at one time in Alexandria, Virginia.  Ali was a Colonel in the Somalian Army’s 5th Mechanized Brigade in 1987 and was a graduate of the Pentegon’s Program for Foreign Officers in 1986.  He’s also a war criminal in response to his actions in Somalia.

Nur, Representative Omar’s father, appears to have been a party propagandist under the dictator and was responsible for ‘ideological’ aspects of the Red-Green revolution.  (He worked for the Marxist/Stalinist regime under dictator Baare as a teacher of teachers.) This could have included providing the ideological/political justification for the massacres of the late eighties.

It is not a secret that Ilhan Omar’s father illegally entered the United States.

The Nur family was well connected in the country led by the Marxist regime.  Young Omar went to kindergarten at age four, their family lived in a secure compound in Mogadishu.  When the regime was overtaken, the family caught a plane to escape the country.  The average GDP per capita in Somalia was only $187 dollars in 2010 twenty years after they fled the country when the regime fell. Obviously, Nur’s family was a privileged family.

According to a 2016 article on Omar, when the Marxist regime was being overtaken the secure compound that the family lived in was under attack by 20 armed men, somehow the family escaped.  It is not clear how.  Either the family had superior armed guards within their compound or they bribed the attackers and sent them on their way (or the story is a complete fabrication).

Both Ali and Nur escaped Somalia after the fall of Barre.  Because they were no longer safe there and would have been put on trial and shot if caught, they exited the country. Both ended up in the US and both hid the fact that they worked for a totalitarian regime. Both lied on their Form N-400, Application for Naturalization about their communist background.  (They had to or they wouldn’t be here.)

As you can see below:

The Immigration and Nationality Act (I.N.A.) contains a prohibition on naturalization for anyone involved, within the last ten years, with a group that advocates or teaches opposition to all organized government; or involved with the Communist Party or any other totalitarian party of the U.S. or any foreign state; or who advocates world communism or totalitarian dictatorship even without formal group membership. (See I.N.A. Section 313).”

Both Nur and Yusuf should be disqualified from permanent US residency and a revocation of their US citizenship should take place.

Representative Omar reportedly lied after she married her brother in order to assist him in obtaining US citizenship.

This would obviously disqualify Omar and her brother from legal citizenship.

It looks like illegal citizenship is all in the family for Omar and her family.  Like father, like daughter (like son).

Hat Tip Yaacov Apelbaum

via REPORT: Ilhan Omar’s Father and Other Somalian War Crimes Perpetrators Now Living Illegally in the US — The Gateway Pundit