Daily Archives: October 6, 2019

October 6 The Power of Confession

Scripture Reading: Psalm 138:1–8

Key Verse: Philippians 4:13

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

Sticks and stones may break our bones, but negative words can crush our spirits. A harsh tone and a cruel accusation from someone may affirm a dreadful misconception we have about our lives. Paul, however, did not let the defeating words of others sway him. Instead of conceding that maybe their accusations were correct, Paul knew what God had to say about his life. And he began confessing it. “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13).

Paul’s confession was bold, but truthful. He immediately staked his claim on the source of his strength, Jesus Christ. This was not a mere defiant remark from a person with a huge ego. This was a confession from someone who understood his place in God’s kingdom and the power of the One he served.

The spoken word is a powerful tool, and we must be careful to use it in the same way God uses His Word to communicate to us: to continue to shape us into His image. When the confessions of our mouth about who we are align with God’s Word, we begin to see the healthy benefits of such statements. Instead of a poor self-image, we begin to see ourselves as God sees us: His beloved children whom He longs to bless with His mercy, goodness, and grace.

Lord, let me never forget that when I accomplish things in You, I could not have done them in my own strength.[1]

 

[1] Stanley, C. F. (2006). Pathways to his presence (p. 293). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

Pope Francis Appoints 13 New Chrislam-Friendly Cardinals Who Will Help Guide The Roman Catholic Church Into Adding Both The LGBTQ+ And Islam — Now The End Begins

Pope Francis has appointed 13 new Chrislam-friendly cardinals during a ceremony at the Vatican on Saturday, many of whom symbolize his priorities for the Catholic Church during his papacy and ultimately, his legacy.

What started as a trickle has turned into a full-on prophetic flood of activity surrounding the moves in 2019 by Pope Francis to create the One World Religion of Chrislam as foretold in the book of Revelation. With the Roman Catholic Churchrepresenting counterfeit Christianity, we are seeing the Vatican working to add not only Islam but the LGBTQ+P for Pedophile Movement as well, and they have already made incredible strides as you will in this breaking story. Just last week we told you that construction had been approved on the new Chrislam headquarters in Abu Dhabi that sent prophecy shock waves around the world.

“For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled. And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.” Revelation 17:17,18 (KJV)

So here we see Pope Francis appointing new cardinals, 13 of them to be exact, nothing new about that, right? Happens all the time, right? Wrong. What is different about the appoint of these 13 cardinals is that every, single one of them are in agreement with the pope on the covenant of ‘mutual brotherhood’ signed back and February, and on adding the LGBTQ+ as ‘members in good standing’ to the Catholic Church. This is Chrislam, and the addition of these two seemingly opposing groups represents over 1.5 billion people. (The mere fact that the pope is able to form an alliance with both the LGBTQ+ and Islam should show you who is the power behind him.) When added to the Roman harlot, that will create a One World Religion that is comprised of nearly 50% of the global population! Are you now starting to see how massive the end times army of Antichrist will be? This is what these 13 new cardinals truly represent, and as long as we are on the subject, remember that 13 in the Bible is the number of rebellion.

“And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.” Revelation 13:11,12 (KJV)

It is wonderfully startling to see all these things, decades in the making, now not only coming to life but in a blizzard of prophetical activity. Remember when you first got saved and read the Bible, and wished that you lived in a day when prophecy was being fulfilled in front of you? Remember when you first read ‘Left Behind‘ and longed to see that level of prophecy come leaping off the pages of the Bible? Welcome to that day. Flight #777 on Titus213 Airlines now boarding…

Pope Francis appoints 13 cardinals who reflect his inclusive Chrislam vision for the Roman Catholic Church

FROM CNN: The Pontiff’s new cardinals have defended the commitment to fighting populism, supported the inclusion of gay Catholics, sought to improve inter-religious dialogue with Muslim communities, and expressed concern with the environment and youth issues, according to their biographies.

The appointments, which can be compared to the selection of cabinet ministers upon a new government, come from countries such as Democratic Republic of the Congo, Angola, Indonesia, Morocco, Cuba or Guatemala — representing “the Church’s missionary outreach and universal character,” according to Vatican News. Among his picks, Pope Francis appointed Cardinal Miguel Guixot, the President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue.

UAE to open synagogue, part of Chrislam interfaith compound, in 2022

Guixot has a long history of working with Muslim leaders on religious cooperation, having spearheaded talks with Grand Imam Ahmed el-Tayeb of Cairo’s Al-Azhar mosque, and represents Pope Francis’ push for interreligious dialogue between Catholics and Muslims.

As does Cristobal Romero, archbishop of Rabat, is representative “of the church in North Africa,” Vatican News writes. British citizen Michael Louis Fitzgerald has worked with people “from other faiths, especially from the Arab culture,” and Indonesian Ignatius Suharyo Hardjoatmodjo, who will work as a bridge to South East Asia and to Indonesia, a country “with the biggest Muslim following in the world,” Vatican News says.

Newly minted Cardinal Matteo Zuppi of Bologna is a supporter of LGBT Catholics, writing an essay for the Italian version of a book on how the Catholic church can reach out to the gay community, according to a tweet by the book’s author, the American Jesuit priest James Martin.

Pope Francis also appointed Jean-Claude Hollerich from Luxembourg, who has been outspoken about the importance of fighting populism and protecting migrants. Alvaro Imeri, from Guatemala, was also picked because of “his openness to dialogue, especially among indigenous people and migrants.” Archbishop of Kinshasa, DRC, Fridolin Besungu was also appointed to contribute to peace in his country and the region. READ MORE

The creation of 13 new Cardinals, from St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City. Presided by Pope Francis. The new Cardinals are as follows:

  1. Miguel Ángel Cardinal Ayuso Guixot, M.C.C.J. (Spain), Titular Bishop of Luperciana, President of Pontifical Council for Inter-Religious Dialogue and Prefect of Commission for Religious Relations with Muslims, as Cardinal-Deacon
  2. José Tolentino Cardinal Calaça de Mendonça (Portugal), Titular Archbishop of Suava, Librarian of Vatican Apostolic Library and Archivist of Vatican Secret Archives, as Cardinal-Deacon 3.
  3. Ignatius Cardinal Suharyo Hardjoatmodjo, Metropolitan Archbishop of Jakarta (Indonesia), Military Ordinary of Indonesia, as Cardinal-Priest
  4. Juan de la Caridad Cardinal García Rodríguez, Metropolitan Archbishop of La Habana (Cuba), as Cardinal-Priest
  5. Fridolin Cardinal Ambongo Besungu, O.F.M. Cap., Metropolitan Archbishop of Kinshasa (Congo-Kinshasa), as Cardinal-Priest
  6. Jean-Claude Cardinal Hollerich, S.J., Archbishop of Luxembourg (Luxembourg) and President of Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Community, as Cardinal-Priest
  7. Álvaro Leonel Cardinal Ramazzini Imeri, Bishop of Huehuetenango (Guatemala), as Cardinal-Priest
  8. Matteo Maria Cardinal Zuppi, Metropolitan Archbishop of Bologna (Italy), as Cardinal-Priest
  9. Cristóbal López Cardinal Romero, S.D.B., Archbishop of Rabat (Morocco) and Apostolic Administrator of Tánger (Morocco), as Cardinal-Priest
  10. Michael Cardinal Czerny, S.J., Titular Archbishop of Beneventum, Undersecretary of Migrant and Refugee Section of Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, as Cardinal-Deacon
  11. Michael Louis Cardinal Fitzgerald, M. Afr., Titular Archbishop of Nepte, Apostolic Nuncio emeritus to Egypt and Delegate emeritus to League of Arab States (LAS), as Cardinal-Deacon
  12. Sigitas Cardinal Tamkevičius, S.J., Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Kaunas (Lithuania), as Cardinal-Priest
  13. Eugenio Cardinal Dal Corso, P.S.D.P., Bishop emeritus of Benguela (Angola)

Pope Francis Appoints The 13 New Cardinals Who Will Guide The Roman Catholic Church Into Chrislam And The One World Religion

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GTY Blog Post – Why Read Anything Else if Scripture Is Sufficient?

Does the principle of sola Scriptura (that Scripture alone is the authority over the church) mean that believers should look to Scripture only?

Many professing believers in the church today won’t read anything other than the Bible, and refuse to listen to someone else interpret and preach the Word. Some even argue that the doctrine of biblical sufficiency vindicates their hermit-like Christian existence. But does the sufficiency of Scripture nullify the value of Christian scholarship or the need for Christian fellowship?

We recently put those questions to Mike Riccardi, one of the keynote speakers at the upcoming Truth Matters conference. Here’s what he had to say:

Mike’s answers—drawn from Scripture itself—highlight the immense benefit we can gain from a conference like Truth Matters, with its emphasis on the sufficiency of Scripture. Although the conference is now fully booked, Grace to You will be streaming every session live. We hope you will join us online to be edified through the preaching of God’s Word.

— Read on www.gty.org/library/blog/B191004

Sunday Talks: NBC’s Chuck Todd Goes Bananas During Spastic Effort to Protect The Swamp… — The Last Refuge

Chuck Todd is fully vested in defending the overall CIA and FBI efforts in the 2016 election.  Throughout his “reporting” Todd has been one of the biggest defenders of corrupt political behavior by the intelligence apparatus and John Brennan.

Today, amid media marching orders that must be retained, Senator Ron Johnson appears on Meet The Press and Chuck Todd angrily confronts any effort to reveal the corruption.

via Sunday Talks: NBC’s Chuck Todd Goes Bananas During Spastic Effort to Protect The Swamp… — The Last Refuge

Jordan Goes to Bat For Trump: He’s Doing His Job By Getting to the Bottom of Corruption | Town Hall

Jordan Goes to Bat For Trump: He's Doing His Job By Getting to the Bottom of Corruption

George Stephanopolous on Sunday pressed Oversight Committee Ranking Member Jim Jordan (R-OH) about whether or not it’s appropriate for President Donald Trump to urge other countries to investigate corruption. Specifically, Stephanopolous was referencing President Trump’s call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. During the call, Trump asked Zelensky to investigate the Bidens. While Vice President Joe Biden was handling international relations relating to Ukraine on behalf of the Obama administration, his son, Hunter, was being paid $50,000 by a Ukrainian gas company. The kicker: Hunter had no experience in natural energy. Democrats have run with the idea that Trump threatened to withhold military aid from Ukraine if Zelensky declined to investigate. 

According to Jordan, President Trump wants to make sure Americans’ money, that’s being sent overseas, is being sent to a country that is not engaging in corrupt behavior.

“I think when the president is — and this is why it relates to Ukraine – I think when the president is trying to make sure that there is not corruption, that if we’re going to be sending the hard-earned tax dollars of the American people to Ukraine to help them fight Russia, to help them get their country moving in the direction that they need, to get the security assistance they need, I think he believes that we should make sure there’s not corruption there,” Jordan said.

Jordan reminded Stephanopolous of one important tidbit: Kurt Volker, the former Special Envoy to Ukraine, on Thursday testified in front of the House Intelligence Committee for nine hours. During that testimony, he said Hunter Biden was hired by Burisma, a company that has a longstanding history of corruption. 

“I think the president, when he’s trying to decide how American tax dollars are going to be spent, and what countries they’re actually going to go to, it’s his job to make sure there’s not corruption,” he explained. “So when the vice president’s son is hired by this company, that Mr. Volker told us had a long history of corruption, was leaked to the government in Ukraine, I think that’s the president doing his job.”

Stephanopolous, however, attempted to focus on the fact that Biden is one of Trump’s opponents for president. 

“So you think it was appropriate for the president to ask Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden. Do you know of any other instances where the president has called on foreign leaders to investigate corruption did that did not involve one of his political rivals?” the host asked.

“George, we heard from the ambassador for hours this Thursday. And the ambassador told us there was no quid pro quo, there was no linkage between any type of security assistance money and any type of investigation. The ambassador was clear. We have the transcript where there is no — even Democratic chairman [Schiff] said after reading the transcript – even though before they got the transcript they said there was going to be a quid pro quo in there, after reading it they said there is not a quid pro quo,” Jordan slapped back. 

“And the two individuals on the call, the two people on the call who know it best, President Trump and President Zelensky, said there was no pressure, no pushing, none of that,” he reiterated. “It was done in a professional manner. That’s what Ambassador Volker told us.”

— Read on townhall.com/tipsheet/bethbaumann/2019/10/06/jordan-goes-to-bat-for-trump-hes-doing-his-job-by-getting-to-the-bottom-of-corr-n2554246

Former CIA Chief Brennan Unblinkingly Rewrites Entire Basis Of US Judicial System In One Short Sentence | Zero Hedge

“…people are innocent, you know, until alleged to be involved in some kind of criminal activity.”

The presumption of innocence, as a foundation of the US judicial system, has seemingly been under attack since November 8th 2016. An allegation is made, media runs with the narrative, the seed of possibility of guilt is implanted in the minds of zombie Americans, and the accused is maligned forever – no court required. Simple.

And now, none other than former CIA Director John Brennan clarifies exactly how the deep state sees “due process”…

In an interview on MSNBC, Brennan, unblinkingly states that “people are innocent, you know, until alleged to be involved in some kind of criminal activity.”

And not even a skip a beat from the MSNBC anchors.

Some have suggested, in Brennan’s defense, that he was being sarcastic, or even joking, but nothing in his delivery suggests that and furthermore, it’s not the smartest thing to say given the goings on at the margin of the legals system and the death–by-allegation media narratives that are swarming around the enemies of his deep-state attack.

Of course, we should by now know full well how to treat anything that comes out of Brennan’s mouth…

Utterly without value.

— Read on www.zerohedge.com/political/former-cia-chief-brennan-unblinkingly-rewrites-entire-basis-us-judicial-system-one-short

‘I Am Not Going to Respond to That!’: Biden Snaps at Reporter Over Ukraine Question – Sputnik International

In 2016, Vice President Joe Biden’s son Hunter was a board member of a Ukrainian energy company which was later suspected of illegal activity. The role the former vice president had in suspending the investigation into the company was brought up by Donald Trump in his July phone call with the Ukrainian president, leading to an impeachment inquiry.

Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden exploded at a reporter during a campaign stop in Los Angeles on Friday, following a question about his son’s business activity in Ukraine back in 2016.

Hunter Biden’s service on the board of directors of Burisma Holdings group and the company’s alleged illegal activity that was investigated by Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin, who was later dismissed at the request of Joe Biden, has been an outstanding issue within Donald Trump’s impeachment inquiry that was initiated last week.

However, when asked about the conflict of interest following his deep involvement in Ukrainian politics at the time of his vice presidency and his son’s business dealings in Ukraine, Biden not only refused to answer the question, but also snapped at the reporter.

“It’s not a conflict of interest,” Biden stated in fury. “There’s been no indication of any conflict of interest, from Ukraine or anywhere else, period. I’m not going to respond to that.”

“Let’s focus on the problem, focus on this man, what he’s doing, that no president has ever done,” Biden said right afterwards, switching the focus to Trump’s impeachment inquiry proceedings following his 25 July phone conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, which featured a discussion of the interrupted investigation.

Biden’s comments came hours after Ukraine’s newly-appointed prosecutor general announced that Ukraine will review allegations of criminal activity of the Burisma company and other related cases.

Hunter Biden joined the company’s board in 2014 around the same time his father Joe Biden was appointed to lead the Obama administration’s policy in Ukraine, raising questions about a possible conflict of interest. Joe Biden publicly demanded in 2016 that Ukraine’s Prosecutor General Shokin be dismissed following his probe into the company’s alleged illegal activity, threatening to withhold more than one billion dollars in US aid if the Ukrainian government did not remove Shokin from the post, which eventually happened.

Donald Trump suggested looking into the matter during the conversation with the Ukrainian president, which however was seen as a breach of national security by the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives, prompting them to initiate an impeachment inquiry into Trump. The US president condemned the inquiry, calling it a “witch hunt”.  

— Read on sputniknews.com/us/201910061076971594-i-am-not-going-to-respond-to-that-biden-snaps-at-reporter-over-ukraine-question/

Susan Page: By 2-to-1 Margin Americans Say Investigating Biden’s ‘Unseemly’ Behavior Legitimate | Breitbart

On Sunday’s broadcast of CBS’s “Face the Nation,” USA Today Washington bureau chief Susan Page said Americans want Joe Biden’s “unseemly” behavior over his son Hunter’s business in Ukraine investigated.

A Whopping 82% of Americans Believe Social Media Companies Favor Certain News Organization Over Others — The Gateway Pundit

A new study has found that the majority of Americans, from both parties, believe social media companies have too much power in controlling the news they see on their feeds — and that they are heavily biased.

The new data from Pew Research revealed that a massive75% of Republicans and 53% of Democrats believe these Big Tech companies have too much control over what news articles are visible to users.

Additionally, a large majority of Americans believe that social media companies are biased and favor certain types of news organizations. “About eight-in-ten U.S. adults (82%) say social media sites treat some news organizations differently than others, about five times the share saying all news organizations are treated the same (16%),” Pew reports.

Overall, 62% of Americans hold this view, while 55% believe that the companies’ efforts to filter news result in a worse mix of news for users.

“Almost all Americans – about nine-in-ten (88%) – recognize that social media companies have at least some control over the mix of news people see. And most Americans feel this is a problem: About six-in-ten (62%) say social media companies have too much control over the mix of news that people see on their sites, roughly four times as many as say that they don’t have enough control (15%). Just 21% say that social media companies have the right amount of control over the news people see,” Pew reports.

The findings are based on a survey conducted July 8-21, 2019, among 5,107 U.S. adults who are members of Pew Research Center’s American Trends Panel.

The Gateway Pundit is completely shadowbanned by Facebook today. During the election 30% of our traffic was from Facebook. After we were discovered to be a top influencer in 2016 Facebook shut our traffic down to a trickle. This is a frequent story for Trump supporters today.

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October 6 A Heart of True Praise

Scripture Reading: John 12:1–8

Key Verses: Psalm 73:25–26

Whom have I in heaven but You? And there is none upon earth that I desire besides You. My flesh and my heart fail; but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

The scene was familiar. Jesus was at Lazarus’s house in Bethany, reclining at the table with His friends. How He loved spending time there. However, the dynamics of their relationship had changed dramatically. Only six days ago, Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead in a miracle that drew many to faith.

Mary’s relationship with the Lord had changed as well. She knew His death was at hand. Warren Wiersbe comments, “She anointed both His head and His feet. It was an act of pure love on her part, for she knew her Lord was about to endure suffering and death … In a sense, Mary was showing her devotion to Jesus before it was too late … Her act of love and worship was public, spontaneous, sacrificial, lavish, personal, and unembarrassed.”

Quietly she knelt down next to Jesus at the table, and without a word, she delicately poured out every ounce of perfume onto His feet. Then she wiped the costly rivulets away with her hair until the entire house was filled with the aroma of the nard and with the even sweeter fragrance of her sacrifice.

Praise doesn’t have a single, narrow definition. Praise can be Mary’s gentle, silent gift that expressed the longing of her heart to worship. Praising is singing songs and saying private prayers. As you grow in the Lord, your praise will assume many forms; and all are worthy when given out of love for God.

Master, give me a heart of true praise. Spontaneous. Lavish. Personal. Unembarrassed. I praise You![1]

 

[1] Stanley, C. F. (1999). On holy ground (p. 293). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

25 lies liberals will tell you | BizPac Review

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Op-ed views and opinions expressed are solely those of the author.

1) Everything we need to know about global warming can be learned from a 16-year-old girl with Asperger’s and a famously ignorant former bartender who was just elected to Congress.

2) Of all the people we could have influencing children in our society, it makes the most sense to have drag queens reading to kids in libraries.

3) If you like your doctor or your healthcare plan, you can keep them AND it will cost $2,500 less per year for a family! Trust us!

4) Only bad people engage in cultural appropriation, which is why all of us should live in caves and carry sticks around lest we accidentally use something that our culture adopted from another two hundred years ago.

5) This time socialism will work!

6) We need censorship because since so many people reject liberal ideas, we know that free speech doesn’t work!

7) We know that the whole idea that the OK sign is used by racists was created to prank us, but we STILL think it’s a sign of white supremacists.

8) The key to reducing gun crimes and mass shootings is to take guns away from all the people that don’t do those things.

9) We speak for all women, black Americans, gay Americans, Hispanic Americans and Jewish Americans, not just liberals that happen to fall into those groups … wait, you want proof? Uh … I am pretty sure it was also in that study that showed 97% scientific consensus on global warming.

10) Insisting that non-Democrats be considered innocent until proven guilty of sexual harassment and sexual assault charges is the same thing as supporting rape, even when the allegations are 30 years old and the victim can’t remember what year it was, where it was at and all the people she says were there confirm it didn’t happen.

11) Mitt Romney using the phrase “binder full of women” was obviously part of the “War on Women,” while making women compete against men that think they’re women in sporting events and share bathrooms with them is obviously not part of a “War on Women.”

12) Everyone should be punished for offensive things they tweeted, said, or did years or even decades ago. Except liberals wearing blackface. They get a super special pass.

13) Only racists could disagree with the idea that the biggest problems faced by black Americans today are Confederate Civil War statues and the police being too aggressive when confronting criminals.

14) The more offended you are, the more right you are, unless you’re offended by something liberals believe, in which case you should just get over it, caveman!

15) If you attack someone’s motive, then there’s no need to refute their argument, which just happens to be convenient for liberals, who believe that everyone who disagrees with them must have bad motives.

16) If you kept more of your own money, you’d spend it on stupid things, like clothes for your kid and a new washing machine, while liberals would use the money more wisely by giving it away to welfare moms and NPR.

17) Borrowing trillions from China and Saudi Arabia to finance massive new social programs that will always run at a huge loss won’t ever be a problem because everyone loves giving us money!

18) Republicans must be the cause of problems in liberal cities that have been run by Democrats for decades. After all, who else could possibly be responsible?

19) Every disagreement on policy can easily be explained with an “ism” or an “ia.” Don’t agree with policies put forth by a black liberal? Must be racism. Do you think 5-year-olds shouldn’t be able to change genders? Must be transphobia. Don’t want to vote for Elizabeth Warren because she pretended to be an Indian to advance her career? Must be sexism or alternately, “Pocahontasaphobia.”

20) The guys in the street wearing black masks, carrying weapons, committing vandalism, and attacking random people 10-on-1 are anti-fascists, not fascists.

21) Being compassionate has nothing to do with what you do personally, it’s all about advocating government programs that give away other people’s money!

22) White nationalists are EVERYWHERE! In the White House! Wearing MAGA hats! In fact, most of the people that disagree with us are SECRETLY white supremacists! Just ask Ta-Nehisi Coates. He’ll tell you!

23) Global warming is going to destroy the world in 10 years! Yes, all the other predictions were wrong, but THIS TIME it’s definitely right!

24) The key to solving problems in America is to give more money, power, and control to the government that created those problems in the first place because after getting it wrong 4,956 times in row, they’re due for a big win!

25) It makes perfect sense to allow small children that spend all day pretending to be everything from Transformers to Dinosaurs to decide that they’re the opposite gender.

— Read on www.bizpacreview.com/2019/10/06/25-lies-liberals-will-tell-you-835586

 I Sought the Lord and He Heard Me -And Delivered Me From All My Fears

Absolute Truth from the Word of God

Brethren, I felt a quickening in my spirit today and I believe that it was from the Lord for us, His people. He understands that the evil enveloping the world right now can cause us to become quite anxious.  He also understands that we who love Him are longing for His appearing!

I have taken passages of Scripture to place in this piece, in hopes that the readers will draw comfort and the peace that only He can give to us.

I am going to print out this article and keep it in my Bible.  As the enemy comes in like a flood, we have the Holy Spirit within us and the eternal and never-changing Word of God to protect us.

O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together. I sought the Lord, and he heard me, and delivered me from all…

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Sunday Talks: Jim Jordan -vs- George Stephanopoulos… — The Last Refuge

Representative Jim Jordan was present during a closed-door interview with U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, Kurt Volker.  Jordan appears on ABC to debate George Stephanopoulos over the carefully selected excerpts, and subsequent spun narrative, by House democrats and media.

Notice ABC’s George Stephanopoulos and Fox’s Chris Wallace repeat the same defensive talking points in a united effort to protect the customary behavior of DC politicians who sell their political influence for personal financial gain.

At the heart of the matter, the selling of influence is the process that must be protected. The process of gaining wealth by selling influence is how/why most DC Senators and corrupt politicians run for the office.  President Trump is spotlighting this; hence the fury of the backlash from those the DC industry.

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Dear Atheist Friends | Monergism

Dear atheist friends,

If there is one thing I know for certain it is that I am not better than you. My purpose here is not to try to convince you that I am morally superior to you. Clearly, I am not. Neither am I the least bit interested in promoting my tribe. You are not our enemy. I am just like you. No, we are all, by nature, captives, blind beggars, and when God found me, He must have sought for the most vile creature he could find. And, in spite of me, He loosed my chains and opened my blind eyes to behold His glory. And I can testify that there is nothing more beautiful.

My purpose, when I challenge your atheism, materialism, or philosophical naturalism, is not to ridicule you, but because I deeply care about your welfare both now and for eternity. I do this by showing from your own words, that you hold an inconsistent, incoherent, irrational view that does not correspond to the real world we live in. That there is a conflict within you when you hold multiple contradictory beliefs at the same time, and for which you use a defense mechanism to suppress the reality of those contradictions. These may seem like fighting words to you, and if they do, it is only because I am fighting and pleading for your soul before God. I don’t care at all to merely win an argument with you, but rather to bring another blind beggar to Christ so that he might open your eyes too.

I understand completely that Christianity sounds foolish to your ears. I know. The gospel is foolishness and a stumbling block to both Jews and Gentiles (1 Cor 1:23-24). But let me be a fool for Christ and ridiculed by you if there be but one of you whom God would have mercy, break the chains and, in Christ, set free from captivity.

Source: Dear Atheist Friends

Rudy Giuliani: Media “Deliberately” Covering-Up Joe Biden Selling Public Office… — The Last Refuge

Rudy Giuliani appears on Media Buzz to discuss how the U.S. media has refused to dig into the details of Joe Biden’s corrupt activities.

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Media put a big thumb on the scale of ‘fair and balanced’ against Trump | American Thinker Blog

If you aren’t concerned, you should be. 

In a truly “fair and balanced” world, the re-election of Donald Trump would be a foregone conclusion.  By just about every measurable standard, his administration has been a roaring success despite relentless resistance from his political opponents.

So why should Trump supporters be worried?  Because the media and entertainment industries are dominated and controlled by rabid liberals who hate Trump, conservatives, and everything associated with them: God, guns, and individual freedom.

We all know that CNN is horribly biased and completely in the tank as far as promoting the liberal agenda is concerned.  If you want indisputable proof, simply watch this ten-minute interview of Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.) by Erin Burnett.  During the segment, the chyron caption at the bottom of the screen for the entire interview reads: PELOSI ANNOUNCES FORMAL IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY OF TRUMP.

Burnett repeated Senator Mitt Romney’s (who cares?) criticisms of President Trump for his now infamous call with the Ukrainian president and tried to get Rep. Zeldin to choose sides between President Trump and Mitt Romney, who would seem to prefer former president Barack Obama to an actual conservative with a few rough edges to his personality.  During the interview, Burnett goes so far as to accuse both President Trump and Rep. Zeldin of lying while simultaneously defending the Democrat narrative on Hunter Biden as indisputable truth.  She didn’t need to have Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, or Adam Schiff there to aggressively defend the Democrat talking points.  Burnett did it for them.  The liberal Democrats’ claims are automatically assumed to be true, and the conservative Republicans are prejudged to be false.

American Thinker editor Thomas Lifson astutely noticed that the producers on Chris “Fredo” Cuomo’s show on CNN also used the chyron to undermine the conservative message of the guest on air, this time claiming: TRUMP ALLIES PEDDLE FALSE CLAIMS ON WHISTLEBLOWER.

And to what allegedly false claims does the headline refer?  In the interview, guest Fred Fleitz explains that evidence indicated that the whistleblower had developed and coordinated his complaint with the help of Democrat members or staff of the House Intelligence Committee.

Cuomo clearly didn’t like that implication, shrugging his shoulders before he aggressively challenged his guest by saying, “All right, but just to be clear at this point, you don’t know any of that.  You’re raising them as questions, but as a guy who has worked in the intelligence business, you know that that is meaningless until you can put some meat on the bones.  Of course the Republicans are agreeing with you.  That’s the whole state of play right now.  Anything you say negative about this guy, or this woman, they’re going to pick up on.”

The irony of the exchange was truly remarkable, given the network’s flagrant double standard when it comes to evidence.  Fleitz explained that his role as an analyst was to evaluate the known data in an example such as this (legalese in the complaint, tweets by Adam Schiff implying intimate knowledge of the complaint prior to its public release, etc.) to infer a reasonable conclusion based on that evidence, and Cuomo kept insisting that Fleitz didn’t know that his analysis was correct — and the whole time, CNN was unsubtly accusing Fleitz of peddling false information with the words TRUMP ALLIES PEDDLE FALSE CLAIMS ON WHISTLEBLOWER plastered across his chest.

Should we be surprised?  Cuomo’s father and brother have served as Democrat governors.  George Stephanopoulos began his career working for Bill Clinton.  Wolf Blitzer was seen drinking champagne and dancing when Hillary Clinton won the Democratic Party nomination in 2016.  Other examples of clear media bias, especially against President Trump are ubiquitous, whether we’re talking MSNBC, NBC, ABC, or CBS News.  Even Fox News has Shepard Smith and Andrew Napolitano as its resident Trump-haters.  No president in my lifetime has been forced to endure the same degree of skewed and relentless negative coverage, and I remember Richard Nixon.

Sadly, it isn’t only the lamestream media we must worry about.  Facebook, Google, and YouTube can also influence public opinion through ridiculously biased “fact-checking” and manipulated search results.  If you aren’t concerned, you should be. Subtle censorship occurs when actual videos by conservative pundit Steven Crowder are buried several pages deep in the search results, while pages critiquing Crowder with only a fraction of the viewership are ranked much higher. Liberal elitists in the media and entertainment industries are putting a heavy thumb on the scales of fairness and balance to shift public opinion toward liberal ideas and political policies.

The day you see Adam “Pencil Neck” Schiff on Cuomo’s show or challenged in an interview by Burnett with a chyron that reads SCHIFF COLLUDES WITH RUSSIAN COMEDIAN FOR DIRT ON TRUMP will be the day hell freezes over.

John Leonard writes novels, books, and the occasional article for American Thinker.  John also blogs at his website southernprose.com, where he may be contacted.

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