Daily Archives: August 10, 2019

August 10 Abiding in Christ

Scripture Reading: John 15:1–8

Key Verse: John 15:1

I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser.

Troubles may seem to overwhelm you. It may seem that at every turn, no matter what you do, heartache awaits. It may seem that life is one trail of confusion and frustration leading to another.

It is at these times that you must remember the Lord’s words that He will never leave you nor forsake you (Hebrews 13:5). It is at these times that you must draw close to Him. Is peace possible even in hard times? Absolutely. But the only way it is possible is through an abiding, abounding relationship with Jesus Christ. John 15 describes the beautiful “vine and branches” relationship we have with Christ if we truly are “in Him.”

To enjoy true peace, we first must have peace with God. This means that we must be reconciled to God through faith in His Son, Jesus Christ. You may know unbelievers who seem to have it all together and are at perfect peace. But many times, beneath the veneer, they are as empty as any other lost soul. The truth is that peace cannot be purchased by human efforts. There is no such thing as peace, without the Prince of Peace.

A child of God enjoys all the blessings of personally knowing the God of the universe, who promises to be with us until the end of the age and beyond. All He asks of us is devotion, faith, and trust. Then peace becomes the natural by-product resulting from abiding in Him.

Lord, I am so grateful for the blessing of personally knowing You! Thank You also for the natural by-product of abiding in You—Your supernatural peace.[1]

[1] Stanley, C. F. (2006). Pathways to his presence (p. 233). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

August 10 Unconditional Surrender

Scripture Reading: Judges 6

Key Verse: Judges 6:14

The Lord turned to him and said, “Go in this might of yours, and you shall save Israel from the hand of the Midianites. Have I not sent you?”

What would you say if you were going about your daily business and a stranger walked up and said to you, “The Lord is with you, O valiant warrior” (Judg. 6:12 nasb)?

Chances are, you would be surprised, confused, and maybe a little mistrustful of the stranger. Gideon certainly did not feel that he was a valiant warrior. Like the rest of the Israelites, he was in hiding, desperately trying to conceal his meager portion of grain from the oppressive Midianites.

But Gideon knew it was an angel of the Lord speaking to him, and his stumbling block to obedience was focusing on his personal inadequacy. He could think of many reasons why God should choose someone else: “O Lord, how shall I deliver Israel? Behold, my family is the least in Manasseh, and I am the youngest in my father’s house” (Judg. 6:15 nasb).

In other words, his family was virtually unknown, and he was the least important member of a group of nobodies. Gideon soon learned that God did not want excuses; He wanted submission, obedience, and a yielded and trusting heart. God promised to be his sufficiency: “Surely I will be with you, and you shall defeat Midian as one man” (Judg. 6:16 nasb).

The Lord wanted Gideon to say yes without reservations, having faith that God would do the job. Only when he surrendered fully did God begin to use him in His plan to save Israel.

Almighty God, You don’t want excuses; rather, You desire obedience. I submit my heart and life to You. You are my sufficiency. I say yes—without reservation.[1]

[1] Stanley, C. F. (1999). On holy ground (p. 233). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

August 10 The Danger of Deception

Scripture reading: 2 Peter 3:14–18

Key verse: 2 Peter 1:8

If these things are yours and abound, you will be neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Even mature believers can be sidetracked if they’re not careful. That’s why Peter gave this warning:

Our beloved brother Paul, according to the wisdom given to him, has written to you, as also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to understand, which untaught and unstable people twist to their own destruction, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures. You therefore, beloved, wince you know this beforehand, beware lest you also fall from your own steadfastness, being led away with the error of the wicked. (2 Peter 3:15–17)

One of the greatest threats to spiritual growth is sidetracking through deception. When a believer fails to discern truth from error, he spends much time chasing falsehoods and structuring his life on untrue premises. Because what one member is involved in affects the whole body of Christ, others may be deceived or at least caught up in trying to free the one from the error.

How can you be sure that what you’re hearing is okay? Always test it according to God’s Word and the counsel of a strong, godly teacher whom you trust. As Paul said so powerfully in his letter to the Galatians: “But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed!” (Gal. 1:8).

Don’t let me be taken in by error, Lord. Protect me with Your truth.[1]

[1] Stanley, C. F. (2000). Into His presence (p. 233). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

Rudy Giuliani on Jeffrey Epstein’s Alleged Suicide: ‘This Is Very Questionable’ | Breitbart News

Rudy Giuliani reacted to Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged suicide Saturday morning, asking a series of questions about his death and stating, “Committing suicide on suicide watch doesn’t happen.”

Source: Rudy Giuliani on Jeffrey Epstein’s Alleged Suicide: ‘This Is Very Questionable’

AG Barr “Appalled” By Epstein’s “Suicide”, Orders Inspector General Probe Into Mysterious Death | ZeroHedge News

With virtually everyone piling on the surreal news of “no longer on suicide watch” Jeffrey Epstein’s murder “suicide” , including Rudy Giuliani and Rod Rosenstein, even as we patiently await to see whether Bill Clinton or Donald Trump will chime in first…

… moments ago Attorney General William Barr slammed the death of the wealthy financier pedophile in federal custody while he awaited charges on sex trafficking, saying the apparent suicide “raises serious questions.”

“I was appalled to learn that Jeffrey Epstein was found dead early this morning from an apparent suicide while in federal custody. Mr. Epstein’s death raises serious questions that must be answered,” Barr said in a statement.

“In addition to the FBI’s investigation, I have consulted with the Inspector General who is opening an investigation into the circumstances of Mr. Epstein’s death,” Barr added.

While the facts surrounding Epstein’s “suicide” have yet to be revealed, what is bizarre is that even though he was reportedly placed on suicide watch in late July after a possible suicide attempt when he was found unconscious in his jail cell with marks around his neck, reports Saturday indicated he was not on suicide watch at the time of his death.

What makes the “suicide” so unbelievable is that virtually everyone saw it coming… Except for the Bureau of Prisons apparently.

And speaking of the U.S. Bureau of Prisons, it announced earlier Saturday morning that the FBI would investigate his death at the Manhattan jail where he was being held awaiting trial.

The Metropolitan Correctional Center, where Epstein was being held, has yet to offer any statements surrounding Epstein’s death.

In the statement earlier Saturday, the Bureau of Prisons said Epstein had been discovered in his cell about 6:30 a.m., and was taken to a nearby hospital where efforts to revive him were unsuccessful.

Source: AG Barr “Appalled” By Epstein’s “Suicide”, Orders Inspector General Probe Into Mysterious Death

Jeffrey Epstein News: 12 Outraged Americans React to His Passing | LifeZette

These are not people in the media saying this.

These are not conspiracy theorists saying this.

These are real people — everyday Americans, interested readers, people of all walks of life, Trump followers, Clinton followers and so many others — who are sharing their thoughts, their opinions, and their theories about what might have happened to Jeffrey Epstein, who was found dead early Saturday morning inside his Manhattan jail cell even after he’d been put on a suicide watch.

(ICYMI: The 66-year-old Epstein died at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York City early on Saturday just weeks after he was arrested on multiple child sex-trafficking charges, as Fox News reported today and as sources confirmed to the outlet. The initial call to the jail was cardiac arrest — but ABC News, which was the first to report the passing, said Epstein died by suicide. Epstein’s attorney Martin Weinberg told Fox News on Saturday that he could not “confirm the rumor” that his client had killed himself.)

As the story continues to circulate and other details and reactions emerge, here is what readers online and elsewhere are saying in their own words about the Epstein case.

Check these out — then see the thoughts of some prominent people below this list.

And please weigh in as well.

1.) “There is not one chance in hell that this was a suicide. I knew from the very beginning that those rich men in power who committed these atrocities would ‘never’ see justice. If he had testified, half of D.C. and half of Hollywood would have self-imploded. I guess the rich and powerful ‘can’ get away with anything.”

2.) “Mighty convenient for some.”

3.) “I worked as a medic in a jail. It’s almost impossible to commit suicide when you’re on suicide watch. Everyone knew this was coming.”

4.) “We need the video and the most meticulous autopsy ever performed.”

5.) “The investigation will not end! It’s just the beginning!”

6.) “The fact that he was allowed to die by any means is more evidence of a corrupt system. He should have been under the best care so he could be brought to justice.”


8.) “So the news is reporting that ‘a man that looked like Epstein’ was taken out on a stretcher and so on. Has no one picked up on this statement? So did they take the real Epstein out the back door and put a phony on the stretcher so he gets to live in a foreign country as a billionaire sex trafficker for the rest of his life? This is worthy of looking into.”

9.) “What was the under-over on how long he would last? Don’t be surprised if the guards on duty last night start disappearing or their cars just suddenly explode.”

10.) “The camera on the cell just happened to go off and [stayed] off for a period [of time]. No one can understand how that happened. LOL.”

11.) “So much for [a] so-called SUICIDE WATCH! Who was watching? The Three Stooges? Someone needs to be fired for dereliction of duty!”

12.) “All you can do is shake your head. This is preposterous. We have a completely corrupted system. There is no excuse for this. NONE.”

In addition to those and other reactions, here’s what former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani tweeted this morning:

Here’s what former Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) tweeted this morning to her followers:

Here’s what Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) shared with her followers:

And here are a few other postings on the developments as well:

Source: Jeffrey Epstein News: 12 Outraged Americans React to His Passing

Hmm… Jeffrey Epstein Found Dead in Prison Cell After Trump Is Cleared in Probe and Top Democrats Are Implicated ONE DAY EARLIER — The Gateway Pundit

Over two thousand court previously sealed court documents involving the Jeffrey Epstein child sex abuse case were released this week and are now available.

Cernovich.com reported on the highlights of these previously sealed documents on Friday.

Here are a few top revelations from the Friday documents.

** Despite the constant fake news by the liberal media that Trump was a top client of the convicted pedophile — the latest court documents cleared Donald Trump.

Zero Hedge reported:

Following a 2011 article by journalist Sharon Churcher claiming that Donald Trump was a “good friend of Jeffrey’s,” Guiffre was asked to clarify Churcher’s possible misquote that “Donald Trump was also a good friend of Jeffrey’s,” and that Trump “Didn’t partake in any” of — “any sex with any of us but he flirted with me.” 

It’s true that he didn’t partake in any sex with us, and but it’s not true that he flirted with me. Donald Trump never flirted with me,” said Guiffre.


And this was also revealed…

** According to one document Bill Clinton held a private party on Jeffrey Epstein’s pedophile island.

** Former ‘Sex Slave’ Says She Met Al Gore Through Jeffrey Epstein’s Close Aide, Unsealed Docs Say

** And former Democrat leaders Senator George Mitchell and Governor Bill Richardson allegedly partied with Jeff Epstein on his island.

And then… Suddenly Jeffrey Epstein, the most high profile prisoner in US custody today, is found dead in his cell.
Funny how that worked out, huh?

via Hmm… Jeffrey Epstein Found Dead in Prison Cell After Trump Is Cleared in Probe and Top Democrats Are Implicated ONE DAY EARLIER — The Gateway Pundit

August 10, 2019 Afternoon Verse Of The Day

9-10. What is taught here depends on what is gone before; and therefore they ought to be read together. Many lay hold on these words and mutilate them without understanding the design of the Prophet. This is very absurd: for we ought first to see what the prophets had in view, and by what necessity or cause they were led to speak, what was their condition, and then the general doctrine that may be gathered from their words. If we wish to read the prophets with benefit, we must first consider the reason why a thing is spoken, and then elicit a general doctrine. Thus we shall be able rightly to apply this passage to a common use, if we first understand why the Prophet said, that the heart of man was insidious. He wished, no doubt, to be more earnest with the Jews; for he saw that they had so much wantonness and obstinacy, that a simple and plain doctrine would not have penetrated into their hearts. The declaration, that they are accursed who trust in men, and that no blessedness can be expected except we rely on God, ought to have been sufficient to move them; but when he saw that there was no sufficient power in such a declaration, he added, “I see how it is, the heart is wicked and vicious; so ye think that you have so much craftiness, that ye can with impunity deride God and his ministers: I, says Jehovah, I will inquire and search; for it belongs to me to examine the hearts of men.”

We hence see that there is an implied reproof, when he says, that the heart is insidious and wicked; as though he had said, “Ye think yourselves in this instance wise; is not God also wise?” Isaiah says ironically the same, “Woe to them who go down to Egypt and make secret covenants, and who trust in horses, as though they could deceive me: ye are wise, I also have a portion of wisdom.” (Isaiah 31:1.) Notice especially the expression, “Ye are wise, &c.;” that is, “Ye are not alone wise; leave to me some portions of wisdom, so that I may be wise like yourselves.” So also in this place, “Ye are deceitful and insidious, and think that I can be deceived:” for astute men are ever pleased with their own counsels, and seek to deceive God with mere trumperies. “Ye are,” he says, “very cunning; but I, Jehovah, will search both your hearts and your reins.” I cannot finish the whole to-day.


Grant, Almighty God, that as we are wholly nothing and less than nothing, we may know our nothingness, and having cast away all confidence in the world as well as in ourselves, we may learn to flee to thee as suppliants, and so put our trust in thee for our present life and for eternal salvation, that thou alone mayest be glorified: and may we be devoted to thee through the whole course of our life, and so persevere in humility and in calling on thy name, that thou mayest not only for once bring us help, but that we may know that thou art always present with those who truly and from the heart call upon thee, until we shall at length be filled with the fulness of all those blessings, which are laid up for us in heaven by Christ our Lord.—Amen.

Lecture Sixty-Seventh

We began yesterday to explain that passage where the Prophet says, that the heart is insidious, or fallacious and wicked, so that no one can penetrate into those deceits which are concealed within it. We referred to the Prophet’s object in saying this,—that the Jews might know that their cunning was in vain, while they hid their thoughts as it were under the earth, that is, while they thought that by their false pretences they could deceive God as well as men.

He says then what he takes as granted, “I know that you have a fallacious heart.” This indeed they did not allow; for they made a specious pretext and boasted of their wisdom, and not of deceit and guile. But the Prophet speaks plainly and expresses the fact as it was, “There is in you,” he says, “a fallacious and a wicked heart: hence is the confidence, which inebriates you; for ye think that your deceits cannot be discovered.” Then in astonishment he asks, Who can search it? but the answer immediately follows, II Jehovah; that is, “It belongs to one to search the heart and the reins, and so nothing can escape me.” The meaning then is, that when men try to deceive God, they gain nothing, for God knows how to take the wise in their own craftiness, and to discover all their guiles and deceits. Then he adds for what end is this done, That I may render to every one according to his ways, according to the fruit of his works.

By these words he means that they, after having for a long time made many evasions, would yet be brought to judgment, willing or unwilling; for they could not possibly deprive God of his right, that he should not be the judge of the world, and thus render to each the reward of his own works: for the Prophet does not speak of merits or of virtues, but only shews that how much soever the ungodly might hide themselves, they could not yet escape the tribunal of God, but that they must at last render an account to him.

We may further gather from this passage a general truth,—that the recesses of the heart are so hidden, that no judgment can be formed of man by any human being. We indeed know that there are appearances of virtue in many; but it belongs to God alone to search the hearts of men and to try the reins. Rashly then do many form an estimate of man’s character according to their own apprehensions or the measure of their own knowledge; for the heart of man is ever false and deceitful. If any one objects and says, that Jeremiah speaks of the Jews then living, there is an answer given by Paul, “Whatsoever things are written in the Law pertain to all.” (Rom. 15:4.) Described then is here the character of all mankind, until God regenerates his elect. As then there is no purity except from the Spirit of God, as long as men continue in their own nature, their hearts are full of deceits and frauds. So the fairest splendour is nothing but hypocrisy, which is abominable in the sight of God.[1]

9–10 What is the connection between v. 9 and vv. 5–8? It could simply be that, on the heels of this rich pronouncement of the blessed nature of the man who fully trusts in the Lord (vv. 7–8), Jeremiah is quickly brought back to “reality,” confronted with the depravity of human nature, a depravity that is about to cost thousands of people their lives under the crushing weight of the covenantal curses for disobedience. It is as though a divine offer is made—Choose life, not death!—but no one is wise enough or good enough to take it. Thus he says of this pitiful, pathological state: “The human heart is utterly deceitful and incurably ill.” Two key words are used: first, ʿāqōb, “deceitful,” from ʿqb and related to the popular etymology for the name Jacob (see Ge 27:36); second, ʾānuš, “desperately ill” or “incurable” (as rendered by the NIV in Job 34:6; Isa 17:11; Mic 1:9; cf. 2 Sa 12:15b, where the root ʾnš means “became sick”—in this case, unto death; see also Jer 15:18; 30:12, 15; for a different nuance, see 17:16.)

According to NIDOTTE, “ʾnš,” 1:466, “illnesses described with this adjective are chronic illnesses. By applying the description to the heart, sin is described as a chronic affliction from which one cannot expect to recover or be healed.” The insightful comment of Oswald Chambers elucidates the sickly, deceitful nature of the human heart: “The reason we see hypocrisy, deceit, and a lack of genuineness in others is that they are all in our own hearts.” Yet he notes that “most of us are much more severe in our judgment of others than we are in judging ourselves. We make excuses for things in ourselves, while we condemn things in the lives of others simply because we are not naturally inclined to do them” (My Utmost for His Highest, June 22; Dec 5). Such is the self-deceived condition of the heart! Who can possibly understand it? Only the Lord (v. 10), he who searches out our innermost thoughts and motives (see 11:20a) and repays us according to our ways (cf. 1 Ki 8:39; Rev 22:12)—ways that, in context and in history, are presumably wicked. Hence the divine payback is normally judgment rather than reward.[2]

9–10 The heart of man (lēḇ) in the psychology of OT times refers frequently to the mind, the source of a man’s thinking and action. It is here described as deceitful above all. A picturesque translation is “The heart is rougher than anything and incurable; who understands it?” It is certainly a mystery to mankind, who does not understand (yāḏaʾ) it. Yahweh, however, “explores” or searches (ḥāqar] the human heart.

A second word is here set in parallel to heart, literally, “kidneys” (kelāyôṯ), hidden depths. These, Yahweh assays or “tests” (bāḥan, cf. 6:27; 11:20; 12:2; etc.). This term has sometimes been understood to refer to the seat of the emotions just as the heart is the seat of thought and will. Whether in fact this was so may be open to doubt, but the two terms “heart” and “kidneys” cover the range of hidden elements in man’s character and personality. Nothing is hidden from Yahweh, either in the case of Jeremiah his servant or in the case of the people of Judah (cf. 11:20). When Yahweh comes to reward each man, it will be according to his ways (conduct) and as his actions deserve (cf. Isa. 11:3b, 4).

There is assurance in vv. 9–10 for a man who has determined to trust in Yahweh (v. 7) rather than in man (v. 5).[3]

17:9–10 / In one of the most famous sayings found in Jeremiah, the Lord addresses the self-deceptiveness of human nature (the heart). Human beings may think that their actions are ethical, but God knows better. He will ultimately reward people according to what they deserve. This aspect of human nature was illustrated early in the Garden of Eden when Adam and Eve made their own moral judgment about eating the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil rather than following God’s prohibition. Their heart deceived them into thinking that the act was morally permissible, when in fact it was not.[4]

9. deceitful—from a root, “supplanting,” “tripping up insidiously by the heel,” from which Jacob (Ho 12:3) took his name. In speaking of the Jews’ deceit of heart, he appropriately uses a term alluding to their forefather, whose deceit, but not whose faith, they followed. His “supplanting” was in order to obtain Jehovah’s blessing. They plant Jehovah for “trust in man” (Je 17:5), and then think to deceive God, as if it could escape His notice, that it is in man, not in Him, they trust.

desperately wicked—“incurable” [Horsley], (Mic 1:9). Trust in one’s own heart is as foolish as in our fellow man (Pr 28:26).

  1. Lest any should infer from Je 17:9, “who can know it?” that even the Lord does not know, and therefore cannot punish, the hidden treachery of the heart, He says, “I the Lord search the heart,” &c. (1 Ch 28:9; Ps 7:9; Pr 17:3; Rev 2:23).

even to giveand that in order that I may give (Je 32:19).[5]

Vers. 9, 10.—The crooked devices of the human heart, which is characterized as deceitful above all things (or, as Delitzsch, ‘Biblical Psychology.’ English translation, p. 340, “proud;” literally, uneven or rugged; comp Isa 40:4; Hab. 2:4, Hebrew; Ps. 131:2, Hebrew), and desperately wicked, or rather, desperately sick (see ch. 15:18, where it is explained by the words, “which refuseth to be healed”). The Septuagint reads this verse differently, “The heart is deep above all things, and it is a man.”[6]

17:9, 10 The heart refers to the mind, the source of thinking, feeling, and action. It can betray a person in basic issues concerning the reality of God, His will, and His word. The heart can belie the truth. No one can comprehend its true character but God Himself, for only He can discern the motives and the reasoning behind it. God can know the heart, for only He may search and test the mind. This is a most powerful statement about the process of God’s discernment of the inner person. The Lord’s justice is evidenced in all His ways, giving people just recompense for all their ways and doings. God rewards or punishes according to faith, namely, trusting in Him and His name.[7] †

17:9 — “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; who can know it?”

Only God knows the human heart. We cannot understand the twists and turns and deceptions and dead ends of our own hearts; so when our hearts condemn us, we turn to the Maker of our hearts (1 John 3:20).[8]

17:10 I … search the heart. For the sin of man (vv. 1–4), for the barren man (vv. 5, 6), or the blessed man (vv. 7, 8), God is the final Judge and renders His judgment for their works (cf. Rev 20:11–15). By Him, actions are weighed (1Sa 2:3).[9]

17:9 heart. A metaphor for the human will and emotions (cf. vv. 5–7). deceitful. Tortuous, uneven, and crooked like a bad road. desperately sick. Medically incurable (15:18; 30:12, 15; Job 34:6; Isa. 17:11; Mic. 1:9). who can understand it? A rhetorical question expecting a negative answer. However, this strongly negative assessment of the human heart is not intended as a description of the heart of a believer under the new covenant, where God promises to write his law on people’s hearts (Jer. 31:33; 32:40; cf. Ezek. 36:26; Rom. 5:5; 6:17; Heb. 10:22; 1 John 3:21).

17:10 heart and … mind. God understands (v. 9) the inner recesses of human motives, thinking, and decisions. to give every man. God is a just and merciful Judge.[10]

17:9 The heart is deceitful more than anything else Refers to human thoughts and feelings. The Hebrew term for the heart metaphorically refers to a person’s inner life—the will, thoughts, motivations, and emotions. This is a different understanding than “heart” in modern Western thinking, which primarily indicates the seat of emotions.

Who can understand it? Only Yahweh understands the thoughts and motivations of His creation (Jer 17:10).[11]

17:9 The heart. In the Old Testament, the “heart” is more than the seat of emotion. It represents the basis of character, including the mind and the will (4:19; Prov. 4:23; 16:23). See theological note “The Freedom and Bondage of the Will” on next page.

17:10 mind. Lit. “kidneys.” In ancient Hebrew idiom, these organs represented the seat of the emotions.[12]

17:9, 10 The heart, the center of life for the Hebrew, is exceedingly deceitful and treacherous, especially in propagating the idea that man’s heart is naturally good. This lie, planned and dispersed by Satan himself, has been responsible for efforts at self-reform on both individual and social levels. The word rendered “desperately wicked” could be translated “incurably sick.” The heart of every man is incurably sick or wicked and can be redeemed to righteousness only by God through faith in Jesus Christ.[13]

17:10 Many passages of Scripture teach that God judges people by their deeds, while others indicate that He judges people by their motives. There is no inconsistency, as this verse points out, because one’s “heart” and “actions” are closely connected. Other passages clearly teach that God evaluates people based on their hearts (1 Sm 16:7; 1 Kg 8:39; Lk 16:15), but actions reveal what is in people’s hearts (1 Sm 2:3; Mt 7:15–16; 12:33–35; 15:18–19; Jms 2:18). Whether one is judged by inward motivation or outward acts makes no difference. What a person actually does reveals where his or her heart lies (Mt 21:28–31).[14]

[1] Calvin, J., & Owen, J. (2010). Commentaries on the Prophet Jeremiah and the Lamentations (Vol. 2, pp. 353–356). Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software.

[2] Brown, M. L. (2010). Jeremiah. In T. Longman III & D. E. Garland (Eds.), The Expositor’s Bible Commentary: Jeremiah–Ezekiel (Revised Edition) (Vol. 7, p. 259). Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.

[3] Thompson, J. A. (1980). The Book of Jeremiah (pp. 421–422). Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.

[4] Longman, T., III. (2012). Jeremiah, Lamentations. (W. W. Gasque, R. L. Hubbard Jr., & R. K. Johnston, Eds.) (pp. 133–134). Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books.

[5] Jamieson, R., Fausset, A. R., & Brown, D. (1997). Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible (Vol. 1, p. 523). Oak Harbor, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc.

[6] Spence-Jones, H. D. M. (Ed.). (1909). Jeremiah (Vol. 1, p. 416). London; New York: Funk & Wagnalls Company.

[7] Radmacher, E. D., Allen, R. B., & House, H. W. (1999). Nelson’s new illustrated Bible commentary (p. 905). Nashville: T. Nelson Publishers.

[8] Stanley, C. F. (2005). The Charles F. Stanley life principles Bible: New King James Version (Je 17:9). Nashville, TN: Nelson Bibles.

[9] MacArthur, J. F., Jr. (2006). The MacArthur study Bible: New American Standard Bible. (Je 17:10). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

[10] Crossway Bibles. (2008). The ESV Study Bible (pp. 1405–1406). Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles.

[11] Barry, J. D., Mangum, D., Brown, D. R., Heiser, M. S., Custis, M., Ritzema, E., … Bomar, D. (2012, 2016). Faithlife Study Bible (Je 17:9). Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.

[12] Sproul, R. C. (Ed.). (2005). The Reformation Study Bible: English Standard Version (p. 1077). Orlando, FL; Lake Mary, FL: Ligonier Ministries.

[13] Criswell, W. A., Patterson, P., Clendenen, E. R., Akin, D. L., Chamberlin, M., Patterson, D. K., & Pogue, J. (Eds.). (1991). Believer’s Study Bible (electronic ed., Je 17:9). Nashville: Thomas Nelson.

[14] Cabal, T., Brand, C. O., Clendenen, E. R., Copan, P., Moreland, J. P., & Powell, D. (2007). The Apologetics Study Bible: Real Questions, Straight Answers, Stronger Faith (p. 1114). Nashville, TN: Holman Bible Publishers.

Beast: Biggest Bombshells In Epstein Docs… | Daily Beast

One of the biggest blows in the decade-plus case of Jeffrey Epstein came on Friday when a federal court unsealed documents from a lawsuit by one of Epstein’s accusers against his mysterious girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell. Virginia Giuffre accused Maxwell of procuring young girls for sexual abuse by Epstein and his powerful friends. (The two sides settled in 2017.) The more than 2,000 pages of documents provide the greatest details yet on allegations against Epstein, including eye-popping claims involving some of the world’s most famous men, allegations of sex slaves, and more.

Here are some of the major revelations:

Source: Beast: Biggest Bombshells In Epstein Docs…

Jeffrey Epstein “Suicide” | LRC Blog – LewRockwell

This is now the story of 2019 and “who did what” with Epstein will be the stuff of conspiracy theories for the rest of our lives. This story just became PERMANENT.

How does someone on suicide watch commit suicide ? I don’t think anyone believes he really committed suicide. Regardless the investigations should continue in earnest and take down anyone (Republican or Democrat) that was involved. Let the house of cards come tumbling down.

How does this happen? How is one of the most important witnesses in U.S. History not under heavy 24 hour surveillance?

His death also comes a day after thousands of documents were unsealed Friday in connection with a defamation cause against his alleged recruiter that revealed dozens of high-profile names including former Maine Sen. George Mitchell, ex-New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson and Prince Andrew, Duke of York.

This all reminds me of Vince Foster, Steve Kangas and Danny Casalaro

Danny Casalaro was a free-lance reporter and writer who was investigating a massive interconnected criminal conspiracy which he labeled “the Octopus” involving the “1980 October Surprise,” INSLAW and BCCI. Danny was found dead in a bathtub in a Sheraton Hotel room in Martinsburg, West Virginia. Danny was staying at the hotel while keeping appointments in the DC area pertinent to his investigation. He was found with his wrists slashed. At least one, and possibly both of his wrists were cut 10 times. All of his research materials were missing and have never been recovered. He had warned his family that if he was found as the result of a “suicide” not to believe it. Danny was extremely fearful of blood. The very sight of it repulsed and distressed him.

Source: Jeffrey Epstein “Suicide”

‘Whatever happened to suicide watch?’ Suspicion reigns as Epstein’s secrets die with him | RT – Daily news

The death by apparent suicide of convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein shocked few pundits. Given his previous attempt on his own life and powerful connections, how could Epstein have been left alone to kill himself?

Epstein was found dead in his Manhattan jail cell on Saturday morning, with law enforcement sources telling multiple media outlets his death was a suicide. The 66-year-old millionaire had been held in custody since his arrest last month on charges of child sex trafficking and conspiracy.

Puzzlingly, Epstein had supposedly been placed on suicide watch since he was found “injured and in a fetal position” in the cell two weeks ago, after a suspected hanging attempt. “Logistically speaking how does a person hang himself in solitary confinement under suicide watch?”asked conservative commentator Matt Walsh.

I’m sorry but it’s extraordinarily fishy that a prisoner with this high of a profile, who had already allegedly attempted suicide before, was able to kill himself with success in a federal prison.

This is an enormous scandal that must be investigated. Was he helped? https://t.co/XjcMkkz4BL

— Emma Vigeland (@EmmaVigeland) August 10, 2019

So, suicide watch. That means a paper dress. Having no access to shoelaces. Monitored 24/7 (23 hours with a guard outside, everything else is on CCTV). How’s he fashion a noose for himself? Did they take him off suicide watch? Did a guard get paid to look the other way? Weird.

— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) August 10, 2019

Adding to the conspiracy, one of Epstein’s alleged victims claimed to have been trafficked by the financier to a ‘who’s who’ of the world’s rich and powerful, including British Prince Andrew, billionaire investor Glenn Dublin, “another prince,” a “foreign president,” a “well-known prime minister,” and the owner of a French “large hotel chain.” The alleged victim’s testimony was unsealed on Friday, hours before Epstein’s suicide.

Even mainstream media talking heads and their followers saw conspiracy. Within an hour of the news breaking, “Clintons” and “#ClintonBodyCount” – referencing a decades-old conspiracy theory that Bill and Hillary Clinton are responsible for a string of suspicious suicides – were also trending on Twitter behind “Epstein.”

Authorities couldn’t keep Epstein alive by putting him under 24 hour surveillance? How convenient for a lot of rich and powerful men.

— Joe Scarborough (@JoeNBC) August 10, 2019


— Fred Guttenberg (@fred_guttenberg) August 10, 2019

Predictably, there were a few die-hard #resistance members who managed to involve Russia, somehow.

It is disturbing that a powerful billionaire accused of sex trafficking minors, who was already on suicide watch, has died while in federal custody, his many secrets about other powerful men going with him to the grave. This sounds like something that would happen in Russia, no?

— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) August 10, 2019

A guy who had information that would have destroyed rich and powerful men’s lives ends up dead in his jail cell. How predictably…Russian.

— Joe Scarborough (@JoeNBC) August 10, 2019

For now, the case against Epstein goes with him to the grave. Epstein was the only defendant indicted, and would have faced 45 years in prison if found guilty.

Source: ‘Whatever happened to suicide watch?’ Suspicion reigns as Epstein’s secrets die with him

A Shocked World Reacts To News Of Epstein’s Impossible ‘Suicide’ | ZeroHedge News

Americans awoke Saturday to some truly surprising and disturbing news: Jeffrey Epstein, the wealthy financier pimp of underage girls to the world’s rich and famous, had somehow managed to kill himself inside his cell at the Manhattan Correctional Center, despite being on 24/7 suicide watch following an alleged suicide attempt a few weeks back.

After the New York Post captured photos of Epstein’s body being wheeled out of the MCC, the online rumor mill immediately swung into hyperdrive, with distinguished journalists like NYT editorial board member Paul Krugman and many others questioning the official narrative of what happened.

Notably, his death came just days after a lawsuit document dump revealed a number of notable individuals, from late MIT professor Marvin Minsky, to New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, hedge funder Glenn Dubin, late MIT scientist modeling company founder Jean Luc-Brunel, all had been serviced by Epstein’s haram of underage girls.

Now, many are looking at Epstein’s suicide under  a veil of suspicion.

Even a former FBI agent is questioning the official narrative.

As it turns out, a cartoon shared by us a few weeks back has proved eerily prescient.

Whatever happened, as one reporter points out, MCC is covered in security cameras, so the truth of what happened should come out…at least in theory.

Joe Scarborough certainly has some thoughts, and unsurprisingly, Russians are involved.

Now, will the investigation of Epstein’s suicide at least temporarily overshadow the investigation that might have revealed the names of all of his clientele (including those that traveled with him on the Lolita Express?

Anne Coulter has some thoughts…

Earlier we noted that WSJ reporter Ted Mann questioned how the guards waited until 7:30 am to check up on Epstein, which seems surprisingly lax for a high-profile prisoner who is on suicide watch. He’s not the only one who wants to know more about thesee supposedly ‘incompetent’ guards.

And John McAfee, of all people, was one of the first to put all the pieces together.

On a side note, the first Epstein suicide parody account has already surfaced…

So, was did Epstein use his MacGuyver-like ingenuity to spare himself from what would likely have been a ‘from now on’ jail sentence and the brutality that would have come with it (pedophiles are notoriously treated very poorly in jail). Whatever happened, the FBI is reportedly investigating.

Or was Epsteein ‘Vince Foster-ed’ by a collective of powerful individuals whom he and his harem had serviced and/or blackmailed over the years?

Source: A Shocked World Reacts To News Of Epstein’s Impossible ‘Suicide’

FBI Opens Probe After Jeffrey Epstein Dies In Apparent “Suicide” | ZeroHedge News


The FBI is opening an investigation into Epstein’s death.

And according to NBC News correspondent Tom Winter, Epstein was not on suicide watch when he was found in his cell.

“He was, however, housed in his own cell without other inmates.”


Jeffrey Epstein has died after having reportedly committed suicide in his jail cell, according to multiple news reports, after a gurney carriny what is believed to be Epstein was seen wheeled out of the Manhattan Correctional Center around 7:30 a.m., according to the New York Post.

The 66-year-old Epstein was was previously placed on suicide watch after he was found “nearly unconscious” inside his cell with ‘marks on his neck,’ according to a Post report from late July. Investigators questioned former Orange County police officer Nicholas Tartaglione, suspected of killing four men in a cocaine distribution conspiracy, in connection with the incident. The former cop claimed to have not seen anything nor touched Epstein.

Needless to say, today’s news is highly suspicious.

As the Wall Street Journal‘s Ted Mann notes, “Even the time of day in this story is shocking. The first check-in on a prisoner who had already attempted suicide once was not until 7:30 a.m.?

The apparent suicide comes just hours after a massive trove of documents was unsealed in a case linked to Epstein, in which one of his victims said she was forced to perform sex acts with high profile individuals, including former Maine Sen. George Mitchell (D), former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson (D), money manager Glenn Dubin and MIT professor Marvin Minsky.

Virginia Giuffre, now an adult, says she was also sent to modeling executive Jean Luc Brunel and the late MIT scientist Marvin Minsky, according to parts of a 2016 deposition she gave. The testimony by Giuffre, who claims she was a “sex slave” for Epstein from 2000 to 2002, expands on her previous allegations, in court filings and tabloids, that she was forced to have sex with the U.K.’s Prince Andrew and Harvard University law professor Alan Dershowitz. Both men have strenuously denied those allegations. –Bloomberg

He was arrested on July 6 at Teterboro Airport in New Jersey on charges of sex-trafficking minors and subsequently denied bail.

Meanwhile, Epstein’s personal pilots had been subpoenaed by federal prosecutors in Manhattan last month, which could be used to corroborate accounts from Epstein’s accusers, as well as his travels and associates.

A conveniently timed sale

While prosecutors claimed that Epstein owns two private jets, the registered sex offender’s attorneys said in a court filing earlier this month that he owns one private jet, and “sold the other jet in June 2019.” Considering that he was arrested after returning from Paris in his Gulfstream G550, per Bloomberg, it suggests that Epstein sold his infamous and evidence-rich Boeing 272-200 known as the “Lolita Express” weeks before his arrest.

According to flight logs, former President Bill Clinton flew on the “Lolita Express” a total of 27 times. “Many of those times Clinton had his Secret Service with him and many times he did not,” according to investigative journalist Conchita Sarnoff – who first revealed the former president’s extensive flights on Epstein’s “lolita express” in a 2010 Daily Beast exposé.

Clinton claimed in a July statement that he only took “a total of four trips on Jeffrey Epstein’s airplane” in 2002 and 2003, and that Secret Service accompanied him at all times – which Sarnoff told Fox News was a total lie.

“I know from the pilot logs and these are pilot logs that you know were written by different pilots and at different times that Clinton went, he was a guest of Epstein’s 27 times,” said Sarnoff.

“It would not be surprising to find that some of these flight logs…were likely designed to hide evidence of criminal activity—or perhaps later cleansed of such evidence,” wrote the lawyers for some of Epstein’s accusers in a 2015 court filing.

Investigators may be interested in asking Mr. Epstein’s pilots whether they witnessed any efforts by Mr. Epstein to interfere with law enforcement, according to legal experts. In recent court filings, prosecutors have accused Mr. Epstein of tampering with witnesses, an allegation that Mr. Epstein’s lawyers denied in court.

Federal prosecutors in Miami and Mr. Epstein’s lawyers in 2007 negotiated over the possibility of Mr. Epstein pleading guilty to obstruction of justice, including for an incident involving one of his pilots, according to emails that became public in civil lawsuits. –Wall Street Journal

Meanwhile, prosecutors confirmed in filings that there are “uncharged individuals” in Epstein’s case – which has just gone away – or has it?

And look what’s trending:

Just be careful with those assumptions, citizen.

Source: FBI Opens Probe After Jeffrey Epstein Dies In Apparent “Suicide”

#ClintonBodyCount Trends After Epstein’s “Suicide” — Pulpit & Pen

After Jeffrey Epstein was found hanging in his jail cell, history might show that the use of “scare quotes” reached an all-time high on August 10, 2019, as it relates to the word “suicide” in news articles across the country. Today, the hasthtag #ClintonBodyCount is trending in social media, and powerful leftists are trying their hardest to get the Technocrats to ban the hashtag or employ algorithms to keep it from trending.

Few if any were surprised that Epstein, long rumored to have set up Bill Clinton and other Washington insiders with underaged victims (he was in jail for investigations related to his Lolita Express, of which Clinton definitely took part), was found dead in his jail cell. If people wanted to bet that Epstein would wind up “suicided,” the problem for bookies is that no one would bet against it.

Epstein’s death while under suicide watch was perfectly predictable (in fact, it was predicted millions of times in social media, podcasts, and news shows around the country. Whether or not somebody with dirt on the Clintons dies mysteriously is as predictable as the weather on the Fourth of July. In fact, #ClintonBodyCount began to trend on July 27 after Epstein’s imprisonment, in anticipation of when he would be “suicided” by the Clintons.

Linda Thompson was the first one to compile a list of mysteriously killed or “suicided” Clinton associates in the 1993 document, The Clinton Body Count; Coincidence of Kiss of Death. The counting began with the Ives/Henry Double Homicide when seven witnesses or suspects in the case died violently or under ominous circumstances. Today, the list has grown extensively (see below, tap to expand or click here).

The current conspiratorial list includes:

  • Donald Joe Adams
  • John Ashe
  • William S. Barkley
  • Robert Bates
  • Gandy Baugh
  • Sabrina Bittencourt
  • Ron Brown
  • James Bunch
  • Anthony Bourdain
  • Eric Butera
  • Berta Caceres
  • Danny Casolaro
  • William Colby
  • Suzanne Coleman
  • Gregory Collins
  • Keith Coney
  • John Crawford
  • William Densberger
  • Steve Dickson
  • David Drye
  • Daniel Dutko
  • Klaus Eberwein
  • Dennis Eisman
  • Jeffrey Epstein
  • Emory Evans
  • Kathy Ferguson
  • Vince Foster
  • Eric S. Fox
  • Hershell Friday
  • Duane Garrett
  • Carlos Ghigliotti
  • Judi Gibbs
  • Aaron Goodrich
  • Larry Guerrin
  • Brian Hanley
  • Michael Hastings
  • Stanley Heard
  • Don Henry
  • Lance Herndon
  • John Hillyer
  • Stanley Huggins
  • Kevin Ives
  • Niko Jerkuic
  • Gary Johnson
  • John Jones
  • John F. Kennedy Jr
  • Robert Kelly
  • Shelly Kelly
  • Jordan Kettleson
  • Alan Krueger
  • Johnny Lawhorn Jr.
  • Conway LeBleu
  • Shawn Lucas
  • Todd Madison
  • Mary Caitrin Mahoney
  • Florence Martin
  • Todd McKeehan
  • Keith McMaskle
  • Charles Meissner
  • James Milam
  • Charles Wilbourne Miller
  • Ron Miller
  • Carolyn Moffet
  • Jenny Moore
  • Paul Olson
  • Jerry Luther Parks
  • Job W. Price
  • Montgomery Raiser
  • Victor Raiser
  • Scott J. Reynolds
  • Jeff Rhodes
  • Gary Rhodes
  • Seth Rich (1989–2016)
  • William Robertson
  • Ronald Rogers
  • Tim Sabel
  • Captain Schic
  • Barry Seal
  • Bill Shelton
  • Peter W. Smith
  • Ian Spiro
  • Alan Standorf
  • Victor Thorn
  • Paul Tulley
  • Jon Parnell Walker
  • Calvin Walraven
  • Russell Welch
  • Paul Wilcher
  • Jim Wilhite
  • Ed Willey
  • Gareth Williams
  • Robert Williams
  • Steve Willis
  • John Augustus Wilson
  • Richard Winters
  • Barbara Alice Wise
  • Terrance Yeakey

Whether or not the Clintons are responsible for every death on this list – or any of them – one thing is sure; the masses believe it’s not coincidental.

It certainly hasn’t helped that a Trump Administration official tweeted out that the Clintons were responsible for Epstein’s “suicide” minutes within his death.

via #ClintonBodyCount Trends After Epstein’s “Suicide” — Pulpit & Pen

Gregg Jarrett on Epstein’s Death: If You Are on Suicide Watch — It’s Hard to Commit Suicide Unless Prison Violated Its Own Protocol (VIDEO) — The Gateway Pundit


ABC 7 says he died by SUICIDE!

The 66-year-old financier was hospitalized in July after he was found unresponsive in what appeared to be a possible suicide attempt.

In July Epstein was found injured and in a fetal position inside his cell at a New York City jail,

He was reportedly put under suicide watch.

On Saturday he reportedly hanged himself.

FOX News legal analyst Gregg Jarrett went on FOX and Friends to discuss the alleged suicide.

Gregg Jarrett: Given evidence of an attack most recently against him they’re going to want to conduct an investigation that this was indeed self-inflicted, that this was suicide. But the fact that he was in a solitary cell most recently and on suicide watch I agree with Deroy that it is baffling how somebody on suicide watch who is routinely checked every hour and usually there are cameras, could manage to accomplish a suicide. And not only that, when you’re on suicide watch in a jail cell, under normal protocol they remove absolutely everything in the cell that could be used for hanging. It’s always problematic about bedsheets that they use weaker sheets that wouldn’t sustain the weight of an individual. So I’m not quite sure how he managed to accomplish this unless they violated their own protocol.

via Gregg Jarrett on Epstein’s Death: If You Are on Suicide Watch — It’s Hard to Commit Suicide Unless Prison Violated Its Own Protocol (VIDEO) — The Gateway Pundit

Has anyone actually read the El Paso manifesto? — Christian Research Network

“Crusius worried about many things, if the manifesto is any indication. He certainly worried about immigration, but also about automation. About job losses. About a universal basic income. Oil drilling. Urban sprawl. Watersheds. Plastic waste. Paper waste. A blue Texas. College debt. Recycling. Healthcare. Sustainability. And more. Large portions of the manifesto simply could not be more un-Trumpian.”

(Byron York – Washington Times)  The manifesto written by accused El Paso mass killer Patrick Crusius is the basis for the argument that the shootings were inspired by President Trump. Media commentators, Democratic presidential candidates, and all types of Trump critics have made that case in the days since the murders.

Much discussion was spurred by an article in the New York Times with the headline, “El Paso Shooting Suspect’s Manifesto Echoes Trump’s Language.” The story quoted just 28 words of the nearly 2,400-word manifesto. It noted that Crusius specifically wrote that his views “predate Trump.” And it warned that “linking political speech, however heated, to the specific acts of ruthless mass killers is a fraught exercise.” Nevertheless, the Times declared that even “if Mr. Trump did not originally inspire the gunman, he has brought into the mainstream polarizing ideas and people once consigned to the fringes of American society.”

Democratic contender Beto O’Rourke, an El Paso native, was much more blunt. “22 people in my hometown are dead after an act of terror inspired by your racism,” O’Rourke tweeted to the president.  View article →

via Has anyone actually read the El Paso manifesto? — Christian Research Network

Convicted Pedophile And Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein Found Dead By ‘Suicide’ In Jail Cell As He Becomes Latest Person Added To The Clinton Body Count — Now The End Begins

Convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein has hanged himself inside his New York City jail cell, becoming the latest member of the fabled Clinton Body Count

Two weeks ago, we told you how Jeffrey Epstein took a dip in the Clinton Dead Pool but that “swim’ was unsuccessful. We also told you that the next attempt would most likely hit the mark, and indeed it did. Jeffrey Epstein has officially joined the most exclusive and most infamous club on the face of the earth, that ignominious group of people who had the goods on Bill and Hillary Clinton and was preparing to use it in a court of law. Welcome, Jeffrey Epstein, to the Clinton Body Count.

“And I say unto you my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do. But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him.” Luke 12:4,5 (KJV)

Sadder still than the fact that Jeffrey Epstein is the latest member of the Clinton Body Count is the fact that he is also right now, at this very moment, burning in the flames of Hell. He is not burning because he was a criminal, he is not burning because he was a pedophile. Jeffrey Epstein is burning in Hell right now because he had no Saviour to pay for his many sins, so he is right now paying for them himself. A full and updated list of the Clinton Body Count at bottom of this article. One more thing…

“And the servant said, Lord, it is done as thou hast commanded, and yet there is room. And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.” Luke 13:22,23 (KJV)

How about you, friend? Where will you go when you die? Better get it settled right now. And how about you, Christian? Are you telling the lost about salvation in Jesus Christ? If not, why not? Every day over 151,000 lost souls plunge into Hell, your job is to go and tell them about Jesus. So go.

Billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, 66, kills himself in his Manhattan jail cell, 24 hours after files in his case were unsealed

FROM DAILY MAIL UK: The billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein was found in cardiac arrest shortly before 7am on Saturday at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in downtown Manhattan.  The 66-yearold was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Epstein was awaiting trial on charges of conspiracy and sex trafficking and was being held at the high-security complex without bail.

The financier – who once boasted high-profile friends including Prince Andrew and President Bill Clinton – was arrested on July 6, accused of arranging to have sex with dozens of underage girls at his residences in New York City and Florida between 2002 and 2005.

He had plead not guilty to the charges.

The shocking news of Epstein’s death comes just two weeks after he was hospitalized following a first suicide attempt inside his prison cell.

On July 24, Epstein was rushed to hospital under police guard after he was discovered semi-conscious on the floor of his prison cell in the fetal position. He spent several hours receiving medical attention before he was transported back to the Metropolitan Correctional Center.

Jeffrey Epstein was said to be on suicide watch, although The New York Times reports that it is now unclear whether additional measures had been put in place to ensure he did not try to take his own life for a second time.

DailyMail.com has reached out to the Metropolitan Correctional Center for comment. Meanwhile, the billionaire’s death comes just 24 hours after the court unsealed more than 2,000 pages of documents detailing the lurid allegations of his sexual abuse of underage girls.

On Friday morning, a federal appeals court made public explosive documents pertaining to a 2015 lawsuit that Virginia Roberts Giuffre had filed against Epstein’s associate, socialite Ghislaine Maxwell. Giuffre claimed Epstein and Maxwell kept her as a ‘sex slave’ in the early 2000s, whilst she was underage. The unsealed papers – which made international news on Friday – implicated a number of high-profile men in sex scandals. READ MORE

The 2019 Updated Listing Of The Clinton Body Count:


  1. James McDougal – Clinton’s convicted Whitewater partner died of an apparent heart attack, while in solitary confinement. He was a key witness in Ken Starr’s investigation
  2. Mary Mahoney – A former White House intern was murdered July 1997 at a Starbucks Coffee Shop in Georgetown. The murder happened just after she was to go public with her story of sexual harassment in the White House.
  3. Vince Foster – Former white House counselor, and colleague of Hillary Clinton at Little Rock’s Rose Law firm. Died of a gunshot wound to the head, ruled a suicide.
  4. Ron Brown – Secretary of Commerce and former DNC Chairman. Reported to have died by impact in a plane crash. A pathologist close to the investigation reported that there was a hole in the top of Brown’s skull resembling a gunshot wound. At the time of his death Brown was being investigated, and spoke publicly of his willingness to cut a deal with prosecutors.
  5. C. Victor Raiser II and Montgomery Raiser, Major players in the Clinton fund raising organization died in a private plane crash in July 1992.
  6. Paul Tulley – Democratic National Committee Political Director found dead in a hotel room in Little Rock, September 1992… Described by Clinton as a “Dear friend and trusted advisor.”
  7. Ed Willey – Clinton fund raiser, found dead November 1993 deep in the woods in VA of a gunshot wound to the head. Ruled a suicide. Ed Willey died on the same day his wife Kathleen Willey claimed Bill Clinton groped her in the oval office in the White House. Ed Willey was involved in several Clinton fund raising events.
  8. Jerry Parks – Head of Clinton’s gubernatorial security team in Little Rock. Gunned down in his car at a deserted intersection outside Little Rock. Park’s son said his father was building a dossier on Clinton. He allegedly threatened to reveal this information. After he died the files were mysteriously removed from his house.
  9. James Bunch – Died from a gunshot suicide. It was reported that he had a “Black Book” of people which contained names of influential people who visited prostitutes in Texas and Arkansas.
  10. James Wilson – Was found dead in May 1993 from an apparent hanging suicide. He was reported to have ties to Whitewater.
  11. Kathy Ferguson, ex-wife of Arkansas Trooper Danny Ferguson, was found dead in May 1994, in her living room with a gunshot to her head. It was ruled a suicide even though there were several packed suitcases, as if she were going somewhere. Danny Ferguson was a co-defendant along with Bill Clinton in the Paula Jones lawsuit. Kathy Ferguson was a possible corroborating witness for Paula Jones.
  12. Bill Shelton – Arkansas State Trooper and fiancee of Kathy Ferguson. Critical of the suicide ruling of his fiancee, he was found dead in June, 1994 of a gunshot wound also ruled a suicide at the grave site of his fiancee.
  13. Gandy Baugh – Attorney for Clinton’s friend Dan Lassater, died by jumping out a window of a tall building January, 1994. His client was a convicted drug distributor.
  14. Florence Martin – Accountant & sub-contractor for the CIA, was related to the Barry Seal Mena Airport drug smuggling case. He died of three gunshot wounds.
  15. Suzanne Coleman – Reportedly had an affair with Clinton when he was Arkansas Attorney General. Died of a gunshot wound to the back of the head, ruled a suicide. Was pregnant at the time of her death.
  16. Paula Grober – Clinton’s speech interpreter for the deaf from 1978 until her death December 9, 1992. She died in a one car accident.
  17. Danny Casolaro – Investigative reporter. Investigating Mena Airport and Arkansas Development Finance Authority. He slit his wrists, apparently, in the middle of his investigation.
  18. Paul Wilcher – Attorney investigating corruption at Mena Airport with Casolaro and the 1980 “October Surprise” was found dead on a toilet June 22, 1993 in his Washington DC apartment. Had delivered a report to Janet Reno three weeks before his death.
  19. Jon Parnell Walker – Whitewater investigator for Resolution Trust Corp. Jumped to his death from his Arlington, Virginia apartment balcony August15, 1993. He was investigating the Morgan Guarantee scandal.
  20. Barbara Wise – Commerce Department staffer. Worked closely with Ron Brown and John Huang. Cause of death unknown. Died November 29, 1996. Her bruised, nude body was found locked in her office at the Department of Commerce.
  21. Charles Meissner – Assistant Secretary of Commerce who gave John Huang special security clearance, died shortly thereafter in a small plane crash.
  22. Dr. Stanley Heard – Chairman of the National Chiropractic Health Care Advisory Committee, died with his attorney Steve Dickson in a small plane crash. Dr. Heard, in addition to serving on Clinton’s advisory council personally treated Clinton’s mother, stepfather and brother.
  23. Barry Seal – Drug running pilot out of Mena, Arkansas, death was no accident.
  24. Johnny Lawhorn Jr. – Mechanic, found a check made out to Bill Clinton in the trunk of a car left at his repair shop. He was found dead after his car had hit a utility pole.
  25. Stanley Huggins – Investigated Madison Guarantee. His death was a purported suicide and his report was never released.
  26. Hershell Friday – Attorney and Clinton fund raiser died March 1, 1994 when his plane exploded.
  27. Kevin Ives and Don Henry – Known as “The boys on the track” case. Reports say the boys may have stumbled upon the Mena Arkansas airport drug operation. A controversial case, the initial report of death said, due to falling asleep on railroad tracks. Later reports claim the two boys had been slain before being placed on the tracks. Many linked to the case died before their testimony could come before a Grand Jury.
  28. Keith Coney – Died when his motorcycle slammed into the back of a truck, July 1988
  29. Keith McMaskle – Died stabbed 113 times, Nov, 1988
  30. Gregory Collins – Died from a gunshot wound January 1989.
  31. Jeff Rhodes – He was shot, mutilated and found burned in a trash dump in April 1989.
  32. James Milan – Found decapitated. However, the Coroner ruled his death was due to “natural causes.”
  33. Jordan Kettleson – Was found shot to death in the front seat of his pickup truck in June 1990.
  34. Richard Winters – A suspect in the Ives / Henry deaths. He was killed in a set-up robbery July 1989.
  35. Major William S. Barkley Jr. – DECEASED former Clinton Bodyguard
  36. Captain Scott J. Reynolds – DECEASED former Clinton Bodyguard
  37. Sgt. Brian Hanley – DECEASED former Clinton Bodyguard
  38. Sgt. Tim Sabel – DECEASED former Clinton Bodyguard
  39. Major General William Robertson – DECEASED former Clinton Bodyguard
  40. Col. William Densberger – DECEASED former Clinton Bodyguard
  41. Col. Robert Kelly – DECEASED former Clinton Bodyguard
  42. Spec. Gary Rhodes – DECEASED former Clinton Bodyguard
  43. Steve Willis – DECEASED former Clinton Bodyguard
  44. Robert Williams – DECEASED former Clinton Bodyguard
  45. Conway LeBleu – DECEASED former Clinton Bodyguard
  46. Todd McKeehan – DECEASED former Clinton Bodyguard
  47. John F. Kennedy Jr. – July 16, 1999 JFK Jr. and his wife went down in a still-unresolved and very mysterious plane crash. John was the frontrunner for the NY State Senate seat that ultimately went to…wait for it…Hillary Clinton.
  48. Molly Macauley  – World-renowned “space economist” Molly Macauley was brutally murdered in Baltimore park.
  49. John Ashe– The former President of the UN General Assembly was awaiting trial on bribery charges when he turned up dead in June, apparently having crushed his own windpipe while lifting weights in his home.
  50. Victor Thorn -Prominent CLINTON Critic VICTOR THORN Found Dead Of Apparent Suicide On His Birthday
  51. Seth Rich – Still No Clues in Murder of DNC’s Seth Rich, As Conspiracy Theories Thicken
  52. Joe Montano – Filipino American activist and aide to Sen. Kaine, dies at 47
  53. Shawn Lucas – Death of DNC Lawsuit Processor Shawn Lucas Adds to Seth Rich Conspiracy Theories
  54. Klaus Eberwein – Found Dead Before Testifying Against Clinton Foundation in HAITI COVERUP
  55. Peter W. Smith – Man who sought Clinton’s emails from Russian hackers committed suicide
  56. Professor Alan Krueger – Now why would a man who was excited about the upcoming release of his new book suddenly decide to suicide himself? Maybe he looked at his resume and realized he used to work for the Clintons.
  57. HONORABLE MENTION: Jack Burkman investigated the suspicious surroundings of the murder of Seth Rich, and was shot several times but lived. Because of that he absolutely makes the list.
  58. HONORABLE MENTION: Huma Abedin received an honorary listing here because she was smart enough to take 10,000 incriminating emails from Crooked Hillary, and store them in a folder on her laptop. What was the name of that folder? She called it ‘Life Insurance‘, and indeed it was.
  59. Jeffrey Epstein: Epstein was awaiting trial on charges of conspiracy and sex trafficking and was being held at the high-security complex without bail.  The financier – who once boasted high-profile friends including Prince Andrew and President Bill Clinton – was arrested on July 6, accused of arranging to have sex with dozens of underage girls at his residences in New York City and Florida between 2002 and 2005.  He had plead not guilty to the charges.

Jeffrey Epstein Found Dead From Apparent Suicide

Disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein has reportedly committed suicide while behind bars in New York City. NBC’s Tom Winter reports for Weekend TODAY.

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Biden & AOC lead Democrats to land where facts don’t matter and truth is make-believe — RT USA News

From Joe Biden announcing he chooses “truth over facts” and Congresswoman AOC more concerned about being “morally right,” their frustration with President Donald Trump is making Democratic Party luminaries run afoul of reality.

Rallying the electorate at the Iowa State Fair on Thursday, Biden – the current front-runner for the Democrat presidential nomination in 2020 – proudly exclaimed his party’s positions: “We choose unity over division. We choose science over fiction. We choose truth over facts!”

While this could be explained away as yet another unfortunate senior moment for Biden – who on the same day triggered mass facepalming with his declaration that “poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids” – it’s not the first problematic pronouncement by prominent Democrats as of late.

Take for example Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York), a 29-year-old socialist with a media profile vastly disproportionate to her policy-making experience. 

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In a ‘60 Minutes’ interview with Anderson Cooper earlier this year, Ocasio-Cortez was grilled over her claim that accounting errors at the Pentagon worth $21 trillion could have almost fully funded a universal healthcare program – when the total budget of the US Department of Defense over the past two decades amounted to half that sum.

“There’s a lot of people more concerned about being precisely, factually, and semantically correct than about being morally right,” Ocasio-Cortez responded.

“But being factually correct is important,” Cooper pressed.

“It’s absolutely important… But it’s – it’s not the same thing as – as the president lying about immigrants. It’s not the same thing at all,” she shot back. 

Would that mean that lies are okay so long as the liar is on the “right side of history,” as Democrats often describe themselves?

It isn’t just far-left Democrats like Ocasio-Cortez who disdain facts in favor of “moral” truths, either. Even the party’s old guard are embracing postmodern, post-truth politics. In January, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi interrupted a presentation from then-Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen on border crime statistics by exclaiming “I reject your facts!”

“These aren’t my facts,” Nielsen replied.”They’re the facts.”

Pelosi didn’t reject Nielsen’s border statistics themselves. She could have screamed until she was blue in the face, but that wouldn’t have changed the fact that 400,000 people were arrested crossing the US-Mexico border in 2018, a 100,000 increase over the previous year. What she was rejecting was the idea that this could in any way bolster President Trump’s argument for a border wall. 

This is the same Democratic leader who vowed to “follow the facts” – as long as they lead to Trump’s impeachment. When it comes to the border, though, she threw facts overboard and called Trump a “racist” instead, repeatedly, in the months afterwards.

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Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation debacle last year is another good illustration of truth being used as a political football. Revealed by Democrats at the eleventh hour, Christine Blasey Ford’s accusation that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her at a high school party in the 1980s threatened to derail the judge’s confirmation entirely.

Amid public protest and the outpouring of #BelieveAllWomen hashtags, Democratic lawmakers gushingly praised Ford for coming forward and telling “her truth.”

“I don’t know how any Republican watching this testimony could vote for Brett Kavanaugh after what she said,” Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-New York) told CNN. “Her honesty, her integrity, her truth, it’s obvious.”

Ford was “preparing mentally to embrace her truth,” her sister-in-law told reporters before the hearing. During the testimony, Sen. Cory Booker (D-New Jersey) used the same line, referring to Ford’s allegations as “her truth.” So did California Congresswoman Anna Eshoo, who was the original conduit for Ford’s allegations. 

There was no “her truth” in the end, as Ford’s testimony was ultimately found to be unverifiable, and Kavanaugh was confirmed to the Supreme Court. Facts don’t care about anyone’s feelings. The truth is undemocratic, immune to human subjectivity, and independent of political bias. 

None of this is to say that Democrats lie more than Republicans. But it used to be that politicians would at least try and convince you that their version of events is factually correct. They didn’t use to ask people to suspend their belief in facts altogether and indulge their tale because that’s the “morally right” thing to do.

By Graham Dockery

Graham Dockery is a journalist based in Ireland.

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