Daily Archives: May 16, 2020

May 16 Life-Changing Moments With God

A bondservant of Jesus Christ.

I call You Teacher and Lord, and so You are. If I serve You, Lord Jesus, I will follow You; and where You are, there I, Your servant, will be also. If I serve You, Your Father will honor me. I take Your yoke and learn from You, for You are gentle and lowly in heart, and I find rest for my soul. Your yoke is easy and Your burden is light.

Things that were gain to me, these I count loss for You, Christ Jesus. Having been set free from sin, and become a slave of God, I have fruit to holiness, and the end, everlasting life.

You no longer call me servant, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but You call me friend, for all that You heard from Your Father You have made known to me. I am no longer a slave but a son.

Therefore I stand fast in the liberty by which You, Jesus Christ, have made me free, and I will not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage. I have been called to liberty; I will not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh.

As You lead, let me follow.

Romans 1:1; John 13:13; John 12:26; Matthew 11:29–30; Philippians 3:7; Romans 6:22; John 15:15; Galatians 4:7; Galatians 5:1, 13[1]

 

[1] Jeremiah, D. (2007). Life-Changing Moments With God (p. 151). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

May—16 The Poor Man’s Evening Portion

So will I go in unto the king, which is not according to the law; and if I perish, I perish.—Esth. 4:16.

What a noble act of the soul is faith! Who, indeed, but the Lord Jesus, can be the author or giver of it? Ponder it well, my soul, and see if thou canst discover the smallest possible degree of it in thee. To have the least portion of it, is an evidence of an interest in Christ: for it is said, that “as many as were ordained to eternal life believed!” (Acts 13:48.) And oh! what an honour is it to give credit to God the Father’s testimony of his dear Son! Sit down, my soul, this evening, and pause over the subject. There are more difficulties to the exercise of it than are generally considered. The case of Esther, in the court of the Persian king, will serve, in some measure, to explain it. By the law of Persia, every individual, whether man or woman, who ventured into the inner court of the king’s presence, uncalled, was condemned to death; neither was there any remission of the punishment, unless the king held out to the offender the golden sceptre. The case, however, for which Esther was constrained to go in, was of that nature, that there remained no alternative but to go or die. Contrary to the known law of the realm, she therefore ventured, crying out as she went, “If I perish, I perish.” Now this is quite the state of the poor sinner. The law of God for ever separates between a holy God and an unholy sinner. “Thou canst not see my face and live.” Nothing that is “unholy, can stand in God’s sight.” These are the solemn declarations of the law of heaven. God hath, indeed, reserved the grace of pardon, to whom he will hold out the golden sceptre. But even this grace doth not reign but through righteousness. The law admits of nothing in a way of pardon, but upon the ground of satisfaction. A righteousness every sinner must have in himself, or in a Redeemer, or he will perish everlastingly. Hast thou, then, my soul, that faith, that trust, that sure dependence, upon the Lord Jesus Christ, as to go in unto the King, which is not according to law, but wholly on the blessed authority of the gospel, determined, like Esther, to be saved by this grace of thy King and Saviour, or not at all? Yes, Lord! I come. Precious Emmanuel! wilt thou not hold forth the golden sceptre of thy grace, and say to my soul, as thou didst to the poor woman of the gospel: “Great is thy faith, be it unto thee even as thou wilt?”[1]

 

[1] Hawker, R. (1845). The Poor Man’s Evening Portion (A New Edition, pp. 151–152). Philadelphia: Thomas Wardle.

May 16 Streams in the Desert

Fear not, Daniel: for from the first day that thou didst set thine heart to understand, and to chasten thyself before thy God, thy words were heard, and I am come for thy words. But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me one and twenty days.” (Dan. 10:12, 13)

WE have wonderful teaching here on prayer, and we are shown the direct hindrance from Satan.

Daniel had fasted and prayed twenty-one days, and had a very hard time in prayer. As far as we read the narrative, it was not because Daniel was not a good man, nor because his prayer was not right; but it was because of a special attack of Satan.

The Lord started a messenger to tell Daniel that his prayer was answered the moment Daniel began to pray; but an evil angel met the good angel and wrestled with him, hindering him. There was a conflict in the heavens; and Daniel seemed to go through an agony on earth the same as that which was going on in the heavens.

We wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers … against wicked spirits in high places (Eph. 6:12, margin).

Satan delayed the answer three full weeks. Daniel nearly succumbed, and Satan would have been glad to kill him; but God will not suffer anything to come above that we “are able to bear.”

Many a Christian’s prayer is hindered by Satan; but you need not fear when your prayers and faith pile up; for after a while they will be like a flood, and will not only sweep the answer through, but will also bring some new accompanying blessing.—Sermon.

Hell does its worst with the saints. The rarest souls have been tested with high pressures and temperatures, but Heaven will not desert them.—W. L. Watkinson.[1]

 

[1] Cowman, L. B. (1925). Streams in the Desert (pp. 148–149). Los Angeles, CA: The Oriental Missionary Society.

May 16 The Interpreter: Spurgeon’s Devotional Bible

May 16.—Morning. [Or September 28.]
“A flattering mouth worketh ruin.”

THE chastisements of God fell very heavily upon David from the time of his great sin, even to the end of his life. His children became the source of his trials. Amnon fell into the foulest sin, and Absalom his brother slew him on account of it. Absalom having obtained forgiveness for the murder, returned to the court and commenced at once to plot against his own father, who loved him far too well. In his attempts to undermine his father’s authority he acted very cunningly, using every art to win popular applause.

2 Samuel 15:1–12

And it came to pass after this, that Absalom prepared him chariots and horses, and fifty men to run before him. (Outward pomp often catches the attention of the populace, and therefore Absalom added to the attraction of his own handsome person the unusual magnificence of chariots and running footmen.)

2, 3 And Absalom rose up early, and stood beside the way of the gate: and it was so, that when any man that had a controversy came to the king for judgment, then Absalom called unto him, and said, Of what city art thou? And he said, Thy servant is of one of the tribes of Israel. And Absalom said unto him, See, thy matters are good and right; but there is no man deputed of the king to hear thee.

Absalom said moreover, Oh that I were made judge in the land, that every man which hath any suit or cause might come unto me, and I would do him justice!

And it was so, that when any man came nigh to him to do him obeisance, he put forth his hand, and took him, and kissed him.

Absalom’s ambition led him to take great pains to appear affable and attentive to all. He was early at the palace gate and spoke with all suitors, being “hail-fellow well met” with them all. He flattered each one that his cause was good, and pretended to regret that justice was much neglected; and applicants were kept waiting. If he were king, matters would be seen to at once, and no one should have to complain of delay or injustice. Everybody said “What a courteous prince! What a just and careful ruler Absalom would be!”

And on this manner did Absalom to all Israel that came to the king for judgment: so Absalom stole the hearts of the men of Israel.

The hearts of the people were not won, but stolen, for the vain young prince deceived them. While pretending such zeal for their welfare, he was only advancing his own traitorous schemes.

7, 8 And it came to pass after forty years, that Absalom said unto the king, I pray thee, let me go and pay my vow, which I have vowed unto the Lord, in Hebron. For thy servant vowed a vow while I abode at Geshur in Syria, saying, If the Lord shall bring me again indeed to Jerusalem, then I will serve the Lord.

To crown all his other deceit, Absalom pretended to be exceedingly devout, and declared that he must make a pilgrimage to Hebron, in order to keep a holy vow which he had made in the days of his exile. He is a bad man indeed who uses religion as a stalking horse for his base ambition.

And the king said unto him, Go in peace. So he arose, and went to Hebron.

10, 11 But Absalom sent spies throughout all the tribes of Israel, saying, As soon as ye hear the sound of the trumpet, then ye shall say, Absalom reigneth in Hebron. And with Absalom went two hundred men out of Jerusalem, that were called; and they went in their simplicity, and they knew not any thing.

These persons accompanied Absalom to join with him in his devotions, and out of respect for the king’s son; but they were not in the secret of the plot. Absalom, however, used their presence for his own ends, by making the common people believe that these honourable men had left David and gone over to his rebel son.

12 And Absalom sent for Ahithophel the Gilonite, David’s counsellor, from his city, even from Giloh, while he offered sacrifices. And the conspiracy was strong; for the people increased continually with Absalom.

Ahithophel was the intimate friend as well as the counsellor of David; but he appears to have selfishly gone over to the faction of the young prince, because he judged it to be stronger than the party of the king. Thus David was brought into sore distress, his friends were forsaking him, his enemy was growing stronger and aiming to dethrone him; and worst of all, that enemy was his favourite son. What mists and black days befell David after he so sadly swerved from the way of holiness.

May 16.—Evening. [Or September 29.]
“The King also himself passed over the brook Kidron.”

2 Samuel 15:13–26

AND there came a messenger to David, saying, The hearts of the men of Israel are after Absalom. (This must have sounded like a thunder-clap in the ear of David. While rejoicing in the belief that his son was religiously employed in paying his vows, the news of his rebellion was suddenly brought to him. David had rebelled against his God and king, and now he sees his own son in arms against him. How well had God kept his threatening that evil should arise to him out of his own house!)

14 And David said unto all his servants that were with him at Jerusalem, Arise, and let us flee; for we shall not else escape from Absalom: make speed to depart, lest he overtake us suddenly, and bring evil upon us, and smite the city with the edge of the sword. (The city could not be defended, for its walls were not built; therefore, David had prayed, “Build thou the walls of Jerusalem.”)

15 And the king’s servants said unto the king, Behold, thy servants are ready to do whatsoever my lord the king shall appoint.

16, 17 And the king went forth, and all his household after him, and tarried in a place that was far off. (He must needs go on foot, though his wicked son had horses: he took his family with him, for he was always a loving father, and would not leave them in danger. Who can tell the sorrow which filled poor David’s heart? God’s rod smote him heavily.)

18 And all his servants passed on beside him; and all the Cherethites (or executioners), and all the Pelethites (or messengers), and all the Gittites, six hundred men which came after him from Gath, passed on before the king.

These were his body-guard, and remained faithful when others deserted to the popular side. May we always adhere to our Lord Jesus, even though all the world should wander after the beast and the false prophet.

19, 20 Then said the king to Ittai the Gittite, Wherefore goest thou also with us? return to thy place, and abide with the king: for thou art a stranger, and also an exile. Whereas thou earnest but yesterday, should I this day make thee go up and down with us? seeing I go whither I may, return thou, and take back thy brethren: mercy and truth be with thee.

David was too generous to wish to bring troubles upon others; much as he needed Ittai’s help, he would not impose upon his kindness.

21 And Ittai answered the king, and said, As the Lord liveth, and as my lord the king liveth, surely in what place my lord the king shall be, whether in death or life, even there also will thy servant be. (After this true-hearted fashion we ought to follow Jesus.)

22 And David said to Ittai, Go and pass over. And Ittai the Gittite passed over, and all his men, and all the little ones that were with him. (The Lord did not leave his servant quite alone, but found him friends in his need.)

23 And all the country wept with a loud voice, and all the people passed over: the king also himself passed over the brook Kidron, and all the people passed over, toward the way of the wilderness. (The common people mourned with their king, and well they might. There was a yet sadder sight when Jesus, “the King, also himself passed over the brook Kidron.” O Lord, we see thee typified by David, and our hearts adore thee.)

24, 25, 26 And lo Zadok also, and all the Levites were with him, bearing the ark of the covenant of God: And the king said unto Zadok, Carry back the ark of God into the city: if I shall find favour in the eyes of the Lord, he will bring me again, and shew me both it, and his habitation: But if he thus say, I have no delight in thee; behold, here am I, let him do to me as seemeth good unto him. (He was jealous for the safety of the ark and the priests, and therefore would not have them exposed to the same dangers as himself. He was also deeply submissive to the Lord’s will, and thereby showed how much his trials had been sanctified to him. It is a blessed thing when the visitations, which God sends upon us for sin, bow us in lowly reverence and humble acquiescence at the Master’s feet. So may the Lord always bless our family afflictions to each one of us.)

Jesus, whom angel hosts adore,

Became a man of griefs for me;

In love, though rich, becoming poor,

That I, through him, enrich’d might be.[1]

 

[1] Spurgeon, C. H. (1964). The Interpreter: Spurgeon’s Devotional Bible (pp. 286–287). Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House.

Government Could Enforce Who You’re Allowed To Socialize With Via Tracking App | ZeroHedge News

Authored by Paul Joseph Watson via Summit News,

In the “new normal” of social distancing, governments could dictate who you’re allowed to socialize with and punish wrongdoers via a smart phone tracking app.

Governments are now considering a post-lockdown world of “social bubbles,” which in the UK translates into a proposal to allow people to visit “10 friends and family.”

The Belgian government is also considering permitting people to have a designated list of people they can visit in order to keep the risk of transmitting COVID-19 low.

Psychologist Dr. Linda Papadopoulos said that people who have been locked down for two months unable to see friends or family “will see it as progress and a welcome development.”

However, the proposal is completely unenforceable without draconian state monitoring and surveillance.

“From a psychological perspective, I am not sure that it works at all,” said Rory Sutherland, a behavioral scientist and vice chairman of the advertising agency Ogilvy. “Any group assembling could simply claim that everyone present was part of the same cluster, and without spectacular levels of bureaucracy, it would be impossible to establish the veracity of this. It would re-establish the sight of large groups of people as a norm.”

“I think it falls into that category of “excellent science, bad policy,” he added.

And that’s where the tracking app comes in.

“Do not worry about the enforcement of these bubbles; the government could use smartphone app(s) to track and trace bubble violaters,”writes Zero Hedge.

It’s easy to envisage a not too distant dystopia of state-enforced social distancing where the mandatory app will deduct points from your social credit score if you venture outside of your house once too often or meet with an unauthorized friend.

By giving people the ‘privilege’ of allowing them to see a select number of friends, people are also being trained that they are getting rights back.

In reality, this is prison training. Those who show sufficiant obedience to what are essentially totalitarian powers are then given a pat on the head and allowed out into the community in a limited fashion.

Orwell rolls in his grave.

Source: Government Could Enforce Who You’re Allowed To Socialize With Via Tracking App

Coronavirus Isn’t Nearly as Deadly as We Thought. So Why Did the Lockdowns Happen in the First Place? — Christian Research Network

Fauci justified the lockdowns by citing estimated death rates of 3.4 percent and 2 percent. Yet the less than 1 percent death rates have come after funeral home directors blew the whistle on the intentional inflation of coronavirus death counts.”

(Tyler O’Neil – PJ Media)  Recent studies have shown that the coronavirus has spread much faster than previously thought and that it is far less deadly than previously thought. Antibody tests show rapid spread, while many studies have placed the death toll at less than 1 percent….

Swiss Policy Research study put the rate between 0.1 percent and 0.4 percent. The coronavirus is still a serious pandemic, but these numbers cast grave doubt on the wisdom of temporarily shutting down economies. In fact, they raise the question of why Americans ever thought the virus was deadly enough to enter lockdown.

Dennis Prager has argued that the lockdowns may be the “greatest mistake in history.” He noted that the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) warned that 260 million people will face starvation in 2020, double the number from last year. WFP Director David Beasley warned about “a hunger pandemic caused by the Coronavirus. There is also a real danger that more people could potentially die from the economic impact of COVID-19 than from the virus itself.” View article →

via Coronavirus Isn’t Nearly as Deadly as We Thought. So Why Did the Lockdowns Happen in the First Place? — Christian Research Network

Karl Marx: “Accuse Your Enemy of What You Are Doing, As You Are Doing it to Create Confusion”

Absolute Truth from the Word of God


Time to repost this once again……….

Wonder how it is going for Alinsky attempting to organize hell?

A strange thing happens with just one of my articles on Word Press. For no apparent reason, this particular article, which was written in 2017, comes alive again with hundreds of readers.

This has happened numerous times. The article has now been shared over 10,000 times on Facebook.

I have pondered as to why this article, which is about Karl Marx and Saul Alinsky, suddenly begins to be read and shared as if I’d just written it!

But then something dawned on me. Since the day after President Trump astonished the world by beating Hillary Clinton in 2016; the Leftists have been using the Marx/Alinsky tactics. Surely you’ve seen the headlines day after day, accusing our President of collusion with Russia, and insisting that Putin helped President Trump during the election.

And now…

View original post 1,343 more words

Oregon Lockdown Ads: Leaving Home Might Make You A Murderer — Christian Research Network

“The World Health Organization (WHO) and Dr. Anthony Fauci justified the lockdowns by citing estimated death rates of 3.4 percent and 2 percent. Yet the less than 1 percent death rates have come after funeral home directors blew the whistle on the intentional inflation of coronavirus death counts.”

(Tyler O’Neil – PJ Media)  Recent studies have shown that the coronavirus has spread much faster than previously thought and that it is far less deadly than previously thought. Antibody tests show rapid spread, while many studies have placed the death toll at less than 1 percent….

Swiss Policy Research study put the rate between 0.1 percent and 0.4 percent. The coronavirus is still a serious pandemic, but these numbers cast grave doubt on the wisdom of temporarily shutting down economies. In fact, they raise the question of why Americans ever thought the virus was deadly enough to enter lockdown.

Dennis Prager has argued that the lockdowns may be the “greatest mistake in history.” He noted that the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) warned that 260 million people will face starvation in 2020, double the number from last year. WFP Director David Beasley warned about “a hunger pandemic caused by the Coronavirus. There is also a real danger that more people could potentially die from the economic impact of COVID-19 than from the virus itself.” View article →

via Oregon Lockdown Ads: Leaving Home Might Make You A Murderer — Christian Research Network

Newt Gingrich: Pelosi’s crazy $3T coronavirus spending bill may have secret purpose – Don’t underestimate her — Christian Research Network

“After spending days trying to figure out why she would lead her party into such an exposed position, let me offer this three-part proposition.”

(Newt Gingrich – Fox News)  When House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the $3 trillion coronavirus spending bill she and her allies had written – a bill passed by House Democrats Friday night with only a single Republican vote in support – my first reaction was that it would be dead on arrival in the Senate and that the move made no sense.

The bill is the most expensive spending bill ever passed in the history of the House of Representatives, but Pelosi took no public comment, no Republican input, and didn’t consult with the Republican-controlled Senate or the White House on the bill.

As we learned about the nuttier parts of the bill after it was introduced, it struck me almost as a joke. View article →

via Newt Gingrich: Pelosi’s crazy $3T coronavirus spending bill may have secret purpose – Don’t underestimate her — Christian Research Network

Trump vows to strip ‘radical left’ of ‘TOTAL COMMAND’ over FB, IG, Twitter & Google | RT USA News

Trump vows to strip ‘radical left’ of ‘TOTAL COMMAND’ over FB, IG, Twitter & Google

President Donald Trump has vowed to break the “radical left’s” apparent control of social media platforms. Earlier, the president thanked his “keyboard warriors” for their support, as they accused the tech firms of censorship.

“The Radical Left is in total command & control of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Google,” Trump tweeted on Saturday. “The Administration is working to remedy this illegal situation. Stay tuned, and send names & events.”

Trump was replying directly to Michelle Malkin, a controversial right-wing pundit and opponent of Big Tech censorship. When Trump gave a shout-out to his legions of online supporters on Friday – referring to them as his “keyboard warriors” – Malkin said that right-wingers are still being “ruthlessly purged from the internet,”and asked that the president “maybe do something before it’s too late?” 

Conservatives have long maintained that Silicon Valley firms have it in for them. The ‘deplatforming’ of prominent conservative figures like InfoWars host Alex Jones and ‘Proud Boys’ founder Gavin McInnes substantiate their claims of bias, as do leaks, reports, and admissions revealing a left-wing bias among executives at Google, Twitter, and Facebook.

These same arguments have been made by fringe leftists too, who accuse the platforms of censoring anything that goes against the status quo, regardless of partisan politics.

Trump, perhaps understandably, has focused on the conservative complaints. However, Saturday’s tweet is not the first time he’s asked for names and promised action. Before inviting a crowd of right-wing and alternative social media personalities to the White House for a summit last year, Trump asked the public to submit their own stories of bias and discrimination to a White House tips website. A month later, his administration was reportedly mulling an executive order against online censorship, but that order never materialized.

Also on rt.com

Trump salutes his ‘keyboard warriors,’ but has he actually curtailed corporate online censorship?

Trump’s administration has moved against the Silicon Valley behemoths in other ways though. According to Attorney General William Barr, the Justice Department has been running an antitrust investigation into Google since last year. The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday that charges may be filed against the company as early as this summer.

A group of state attorneys general are pursuing a similar investigation into Google, which controls 90 percent of the world’s web searches. Additionally, Facebook and Amazon are both being investigated by the Federal Trade Commission, Congress, and state attorneys general.

These investigations, however, are not aimed at the platform’s free-speech policies, but their alleged monopolistic behavior. On free speech, Trump has spoken loudly, but as of yet has taken little concrete action.

Source: Trump vows to strip ‘radical left’ of ‘TOTAL COMMAND’ over FB, IG, Twitter & Google

Costi Hinn joins anti-American chorus — Capstone Report

Elite Evangelicals hate America. Many took China’s side in last summer’s trade dispute between the Chinese Communist Party and the United States. Now, as Democratic governors and mayors attack religious liberties Costi Hinn joins the chorus of effete Evangelicals unwilling to stand for liberty.

In a video posted to Facebook, Hinn, a critic of the Prosperity Gospel and writer for the progressive Religion News Service, quoted Scriptures and taught Christians should be submissive to government. He taught Christians should eschew revolt against tyranny unless it directly conflicted with what the Bible teaches about the church.

This is dangerous. It is in no way a correct understanding of Scripture. But, first his comments.

Hinn quoted 1 Peter 2:7 “Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor.”

“Where in a Christian’s repertoire is a recipe for revolt in a dishonorable way? It is not there,” Hinn said. “Honor the king. Peter writes to a bunch of people who are dealing an emperor who is vile and repulsive.”

Hinn also quoted 1 Peter 2:18 “Servants, be subject to your masters with all respect, not only to the good and gentle but also to the unjust.”

“Even unreasonable leaders, unreasonable bosses are to be shown respect and reverence,” Hinn said. “So, shouting fake news and throwing conspiracy theories everywhere and saying this is just a bunch of fear mongering is not really helpful even if some of it were right.”

Attention Costi Hinn & Evangelical Elites: America Doesn’t Have a King

The first problem for Hinn’s view of this type of submission is the question: To whom must Christians submit? America doesn’t have a king or emperor.

Do we submit to an official? Perhaps. But what gives an official like a mayor, governor or President his powers?

It is not the divine right of kings.

Rather, it is the Constitution.

Specifically, the Constitution of 1789 and the American Rule of Law.

So, Americans owe their submission not to offices but to the law.

If a magistrate violates the Constitution of the United States (or of their respective state), the American citizen owes allegiance (and thereby submission) to the Law and not the man.

As Alexander Hamilton wrote in The Federalist Papers, “No legislative act, therefore, contrary to the Constitution, can be valid.”

Thus, the citizen not only could assert individual rights as an American, but has a moral obligation to do so in obedience to the higher law.

Remember, the Apostle Paul was more than willing to appeal bad actions of local magistrates on Roman legal grounds.

And as Americans, we have more individual power. Sovereignty in the United States flows from the people and not a Roman emperor.

The South Dakota state motto is instructive for America: Under God, the People Rule.

The question for Hinn and other Evangelical Elites is simple: If not America and its rule of law, then what system would be better?

What’s So Bad About the American Flag?

Costi Hinn engaged in a common rhetorical move among Evangelical Elites—attacking Christian patriotism. Hinn mocked the view of Christians holding the Bible in one hand and the American flag in the other hand.

Then, Hinn warned against reading the Bible through the lens of being an American.

“Careful that you don’t take the American flag and wrap it around your Bible and start reading God’s Word through the lens of red, white and blue,” Hinn said.

Ok. There might be someone doing that, but far better to warn about reading the Bible through the lens of any type of Identity Politics. There is no room for any individual reading of Scripture that places identity over the intent of the author.

That means Hinn’s advice is decent—as far as it goes.

However, it belies a deeper flaw among Evangelical Elites—a dislike for America. There is a trend in Evangelical Political Theology that ignores the importance of place. That pits the temporal world against the unrealized eschatological world to come.

But this cheapens God’s design. He ordained government. The Apostles declared it something for our good. God even marks out the times and extent of nations, states and empires. Perhaps, there is more to this than serving as a placeholder until the Parousia.

And, if the nation-state is part of God’s design, then perhaps it has a greater claim on us than many evangelical elites would like to think.

Dr. Wayne Grudem points out the Christian can be a patriot.

“A Christian view of government encourages and supports genuine patriotism within a nation,” Grudem said.[1]

And again, “But is patriotism a virtue at all? My conclusion is that the Bible gives support to a genuine kind of patriotism in which citizens love, support, and defend their own country.”[2]

If we must defend our country, then our Christian duty is to defend the Constitution—from all enemies both foreign and domestic.

Domestic enemies include tyrants eroding our cherished and inalienable liberties given to us by God. Thus, the obedient Christian will stand for liberty.

He might even hold the Bible in one hand and the American flag in another.


[1] Grudem, Politics According to the Bible, pp. 112-113.

[2] Ibid, p. 109.

via Costi Hinn joins anti-American chorus — Capstone Report

Author Dr. Andrew Bostom: Americans Must Disregard Dr. Fauci’s Pediatric Panic Porn — The Gateway Pundit

It should be clear at this point that NIAID Director Dr. Tony Fauci has been completely inaccurate with his predictions and extremely dangerous with his plan of action regarding the coronavirus pandemic.

Dr. Fauci made several mistakes during this pandemic the greatest being his lockdown plan and destruction of the record US economy.
One of his greatest mistakes was promoting the ridiculous Imperial College model that he used to frighten DC leaders and the American public.

Dr. Fauci was promoting a garbage “scientific” model that predicted over 2 million US deaths — a completely nonsensical number based on the realities at the time.

UPDATE– THE LIST — Dr. Fauci’s 15 Deadly Mistakes and Contradictions — Including the Devastation of the US Economy Based on a Garbage Model

Fauci’s latest panic porn involves a rare inflammatory condition in children that is associated with respiratory infections. This uncommon condition is not unfamiliar to doctors who treat children with respiratory infections. But it does make good headlines for the fake news media during a pandemic.

Dr. Andrew Bostom breaks down Dr. Fauci’s flawed argument to keep schools closed in America.
Several European countries started sending children back to school this past month.

Dr. Fauci has done enough damage. If he worked in the private sector he would have been fired a long time ago.

Via AndrewBostom.com

Senator Paul’s limited time for discussion precluded mention of data repeatedly demonstrating–from AustraliaThe NetherlandsSwitzerland, and France—that children, certainly those below 10-years old, are less likely to contract covid-19, and dramatically less prone to transmit the disease to others. Indeed, the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases (4/11/20) described a covid-19 infected 9-year old child, contact traced as part of a cluster of cases in the French Alps, who did not transmit the virus to 112 contacts at schools, or a ski class. “However” as the report noted,  “the high proportion of picornavirus and influenza infections among his contacts at the schools indicated transmission of those viruses within those settings.”

Although Dr. Fauci’s response to Sen. Paul closed with a grudging and passing concession to “the numbers” in children, his initial comments riveted upon what has been aptly characterized as pediatric panic porn(ography).

Right now children [are] presenting with covid-16 (sic), covid-19, who actually have a very strange inflammatory syndrome very similar to Kawasaki’s Syndrome [Disease]. I think we better be careful that we are not cavalier in thinking that children are completely immune to the deleterious effects. So again, I think you’re right in the numbers that children, in general, do much, much better than adults and the elderly…That’s why I am very reserved in making broad predictions.

Thus, even after Sen. Paul resoundingly debunked Fauci’s opening presentation alarmism, the NIAID Director had the temerity to raise the specter of “Kawasaki Syndrome” in children with covid-19, completely de-contextualizing this uncommon, and generally transient inflammatory condition’s well-established association to all manner of respiratory infections each yearincluding otherwise rather benign human coronaviruses that cause 15-30% of common colds! For example, a 2016 study published in one of the pre-eminent childhood illness journals, Pediatrics, found that 42% of 192 children admitted with Kawasaki Syndrome had a detectable respiratory infection, 7/192, or 3.6%, testing positive for one of three cold-causing human coronaviruses. Finally, a refreshingly sober 5/9/20 perspective on the ginned up covid19-Kawasaki Disease hysteria Dr. Fauci was content to fan, based upon review of 100 purported “cases,” concluded the syndrome was “rare, “children seem to improve rapidly,” “and children are probably still spared from most morbidities and mortality linked to COVID-19 infection.

Contra the prevailing hard left-dominated “mainstream” media caricature, President Trump weighed in (during a 5/14/20 interview with Maria Bartiromo) thoughtfully, if firmly, on the matter of school re-opening, and rejected Dr. Fauci’s opinion:

[~2:37-3:01Young people are very little affected by this (covid-19). We have to get the schools open…I totally disagree with him (Fauci) on schools.

Acknowledging the lethal havoc covid-19 had wrought upon the vulnerable elderly, “the elderly have been decimated,” the President added this reasonable caveat:

[~14;35-15:05Open the schools. But if a teacher is 65 or older, especially if they have diabetes, if they have a bad heart, if they have a (medical) problem, we say relax for a longer period of time. But if you look, there’s been very little damage done to people that are healthy and young, and frankly medium age people.

Poisoned with their own deranged hatred of POTUS Trump, which renders them impenetrable by fact, “mainstream” media sneered its collective disapproval of his remarks (examples hereherehere).

Notwithstanding Dr. Fauci’s factually-challenged covid-19 pediatric panic stoking, reflexively amplified by the media chorus of apocalyptic covid-19 brayers, school re-openings are burgeoning across Europe (including DenmarkFranceThe NetherlandsSwitzerlandGreeceCroatiaSerbia; and Slovenia), Australia—and Montana, here in the U.S…

…Americans, instead, must disregard Fauci’s covid-19 pediatric panic porn, and demand that U.S. schools be re-opened selectively, now, and full re-opened by late summer.

Read the entire report here.

via Author Dr. Andrew Bostom: Americans Must Disregard Dr. Fauci’s Pediatric Panic Porn — The Gateway Pundit

May 16-17, 2020 Truth2Freedom Briefing Report (US•World•Christian)

Weekend Snapshot · May 16, 2020

Armed Forces Day

Land of the free because of Patriot Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coastguardsmen.


Obama’s Fingerprints Cover the Coup Crime Scene

“What did [Obama] know and when did he know it?”


Sore Loser Clinton Kept Campaigning Against Trump

Her campaign team continued to fund the Russia-collusion hoax well after Trump took office.


Our Indefensible Media

Individually and collectively, media outlets have a terribly skewed leftist agenda.


Evaluating the Reopening

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp was vilified by the media, but the early results are promising.


Pelosi’s Dreamy Debt Bomb

The speaker’s $3 trillion stimulus bill is nothing more than a laundry list of Democrat pet projects.


Locked Down Blue States Demand Another Bailout

“Why should the people and taxpayers of America be bailing out poorly run states?”


About That Horrendous Premeditated Hate Crime

The race of perpetrators should be immaterial — unless it helps the Demos’ “hate” narrative.


A Hairdresser Shall Lead Them

The story of Texas hairdresser Shelley Luther is the story of American Liberty.


What to Do With ‘Faithless Electors’

SCOTUS weighs arguments in a case that could decide a presidential election.


Biden’s Flip-Flops Might Explain Hiding His Files

Perhaps that’s part of the reason he doesn’t want people rifling through Senate records.



TODAY’S MEME

For more of today’s memes, visit the Memesters Union.

TODAY’S CARTOON

For more of today’s cartoons, visit the Cartoons archive.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

“‘Flattening the curve’ turned into communism real quick.” —Caleb Hull

Read Online

“The Patriot Post” (https://patriotpost.us)


Top Weekly Stories from ChristianNews.net for 05/16/2020

‘Pope Francis’ Wants ‘Believers of All the Religions to Unite Together Spiritually on May 14’ to End Coronavirus   May 12, 2020 06:33 pm

Jorge Bergoglio, also known as “Pope Francis” and the head of the Roman Catholic religion, has called for believers of all religions to pray in solidarity on May 14 to ask God to rid the world of the coronavirus pandemic. He also asked that vaccines be made available to all persons threatened with infection. Bergoglio has endorsed the call to “the believers of…

Continue reading the story 

Newborns Among 14 Killed as Gunmen Attack Maternity Ward in Kabul   May 12, 2020 02:00 pm

(Al Jazeera) — Gunmen stormed a maternity hospital in the western part of Kabul, setting off an hours-long shootout with the police and killing 14 people, including two newborn babies, their mothers and an unspecified number of nurses. At least 14 people were killed in the morning assault on the Barchi Hospital, officials said on Tuesday. Continue reading…

Continue reading the story 

‘How Can the Church Not Be Essential?’ Ask Calif. Pastors, Announce Intention to Resume In-Person Services May 31   May 11, 2020 07:40 pm

FONTANA, Calif. (Christian News Network) — A coalition of churches in California have announced their intention to resume in-person services on May 31, regardless of whether the government expressly gives the green light or not, and with social distancing and other protective measures in place. A number of pastors with Church United, led by Jim Domen, advised on…

Continue reading the story 

City Council in Calif. Declares All Businesses in the City ‘Essential,’ Defying Gov. Newsom’s Order   May 09, 2020 05:27 pm

COALINGA, Calif. (KFSN) — Coalinga declared all businesses in the city “essential,” defying California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s emergency ‘shelter in place’ order. The Coalinga City Council passed the resolution in a 4-1 vote on Thursday evening. The resolution said that all businesses in the city are allowed to stay open and operate ‘for the duration of the…

Continue reading the story 

Mass. Church Receives Cease and Desist Order, But Pastor Was Only Going to Hold Services With ‘Under 10 People’   May 13, 2020 05:58 pm

DEDHAM, Mass. (Christian News Network) — A Baptist church in Massachusetts was recently issued a cease and desist order from local officials who learned that it planned to resume holding Sunday services. Officials assumed that, by announcing services at all, the church planned on violating the 10-person limit on in-person gatherings. A religious liberties…

Continue reading the story 

Disney’s ‘DuckTales’ Introduces Violet’s Homosexual ‘Dads’   May 11, 2020 01:16 pm

(Christian News Network) — Season three of the rebooted children’s animated cartoon “DuckTales,” which airs on Disney XD and DisneyNOW, recently depicted character Violet as having two fathers. The episode “Challenge of the Senior Junior Woodchucks” introduced the men, who wear t-shirts that read “I’m with Dad” with arrows that point to each other. The…

Continue reading the story 

Va. Lifts 10-Person Limit From Indoor Church Services, But With Safety Requirements in Place   May 12, 2020 07:53 pm

RICHMOND, Va. (Christian News Network) — Following a lawsuit from a church that was issued a summons for having 16 members in attendance at a Sunday service, as well as a letter from 200 pastors requesting that he make an allowance to assemble, the governor of Virginia has decided to exempt churches from the 10-person limit for in-person gatherings but with…

Continue reading the story 

Former Planned Parenthood Sex Educator Says Program Damages Kids by Encouraging Sexual Activity Among Youth   May 14, 2020 10:45 am

A woman who formerly worked as a Title X training manager and volunteer sexual educator for Planned Parenthood is speaking out against the organization’s teachings, as she now believes they are harmful to children and rather dehumanize youth by normalizing and encouraging sexual activity instead of urging teens to value their bodies and the institution of…

Continue reading the story 

Wash. Gov. Candidate Succeeds in Suit to Hold Outdoor One-On-One Bible Studies During Pandemic   May 14, 2020 03:23 pm

BOTHELL, Wash. (Christian News Network) — A Republican gubernatorial candidate in the state of Washington has succeeded in his legal challenge against sitting Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee’s stay-at-home order, which he believed prohibited him from holding outdoor one-on-one Bible studies as it prohibited religious gatherings of any size. “We successfully ended…

Continue reading the story 

Christian Families Summoned, Beaten and Threatened With Death in Chhattisgarh, India   May 11, 2020 03:58 pm

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – Animists in central India last week told five Christian families they would lose their harvest lands unless they returned to their tribal religion and beat them when they refused, sources said. When the families answered a summons to a meeting with Salhephal village leaders in Bastar District, Chhattisgarh state on Tuesday…

Continue reading the story 


Holy Jewish site of Esther and Mordechai set ablaze in Iran – reports
National Director of Anti-Defamation League (ADL) Jonathan Greenblatt announced Friday…that the tomb of Esther and Mordechai in Iran was torched. “Disturbing reports from Iran that the tomb of Esther & Mordechai, a holy Jewish site, was set afire overnight. We hope that the the authorities bring the perpetrators of this antisemitic act to justice & commit to protecting the holy sites of all religious minorities in Iran,” Greenblatt tweeted.

Sailors on sidelined carrier get virus for second time
Five sailors on the U.S. aircraft carrier sidelined in Guam due to a COVID-19 outbreak have tested positive for the virus for the second time and have been taken off the ship… The resurgence of the virus in the five sailors on the USS Theodore Roosevelt underscores the befuddling behavior of the highly contagious virus and raises questions about how troops that test positive can be reintegrated into the military, particularly on ships.

Power Struggle at Russian Newspaper Shows Kremlin’s Widening Influence
A power struggle at the top of Russia’s leading business newspaper threatens to stifle one of the country’s last remaining independent voices as censorship and the Kremlin’s own influence steadily widens. Vedomosti has long led other media in exposing the growing sway of President Vladimir Putin’s government and his allies over business and in nudging voters to support pro-Putin parties.

Jordan warns Israel of ‘massive conflict’ over annexation
Jordan’s king warned Israel of a “massive conflict” if it proceeds with plans to annex large parts of the occupied West Bank, as European Union foreign ministers met Friday to discuss what action the bloc might take in response to such a move. Israel has vowed to annex Jewish settlements and the Jordan Valley, which could spell the end of the long-stalled peace process…

Pope Francis’ silence about a forced conversion to Islam
The Pope condemned the conversions of Muslims as told in the “Chanson de Roland”. A thousand years ago. Very useful. Where are the high dignitaries of the Islamic world who are willing to nullify Silvia Romano’s conversion and free her from the religious yoke imposed on her under captivity? Where is the Pope? When we will open our eyes, while we still have them, on the need for some moral equivalency? Today, Christians are killed if they do not convert to Islam and Muslims who convert to Christianity are massacred. Meanwhile, in Europe mosques proliferate and churches in the Islamic world are burned to the ground.

First Ever Virtual International Conference on Dead Sea Scrolls Announced
In this period of coronavirus in which public gatherings are not possible, the Israel Antiquities Authority is pleased to invite the public to participate in the first-ever international conference on the Dead Sea Scrolls taking place May 17 – May 20, 2020.

New artillery round uses ramjet for extra range
Raytheon Missiles & Defense is developing a ramjet-propelled shell that will double the range of US military artillery to over (62 mi). Working under a US$7.9 million US Army contract, the tactical 155mm XM1155 Extended-Range Artillery Projectile is designed to combine increased range with precision targeting technology.

USDA secretary re-affirms: Food shortages not likely
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue on Friday re-affirmed that the country is unlikely to face food shortages during the coronavirus pandemic, stating that meat processing plants that had previously closed down due to outbreaks were “essentially all … back open.”

Strong and shallow M6.5 earthquake hits Nevada, aftershocks reported, U.S.
A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.5 hit SW Nevada, near the border with California, at 11:03 UTC (04:03 LT) on May 15, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 7 km (4 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.4 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles).

Space Force, Newest Branch Of The United States Military, Unveils Official Flag That Features The All-Seeing Eye Of The Illuminati Built Into The Logo
On the one hand, it’s exciting to see the United States military creating its first new branch since the establishment of the US Air Force in 1947, my father served in the Army Air Force during WWII after he graduated high school.

Gowdy: Members of Trump’s Family Were Unmasked on Inauguration Day
Besides General Michael Flynn, many Americans on President Trump’s transition team, as well as members of the president’s family were unmasked during the transition period in late 2016 and early 2017, Republicans say.

Nevada’s vote-by-mail primary stirs fraud concerns, as unclaimed ballots pile up: ‘Something stinks here’
Red flags are being raised about the all-mail voting system being used in Nevada’s most populous county ahead of the state’s June 9 primary election amid reports that thousands of ballots are being sent to inactive voters — fueling concerns about the possibility of voter fraud and ballot harvesting .

It Is High Time That We Considered The Pretribulation Rapture Of The Born Again Church To Be One Of The Essential Doctrines Of The Christian Faith
After over 29 years of studying my King James Bible, I have come safely to the conclusion that the Pretribulation Rapture of the Church is not mine or anyone else’s opinion , but as established a Bible doctrine as the virgin birth, the blood atonement, eternal security, or any of the other “essentials” of the faith. It’s high time we considered it as Bible doctrine, and in fact, I say that it is long overdue.

Heroes Act Would Extend $1200 Stimulus Payments to Illegal Aliens, Even Retroactively
The Heroes Act, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) $3 trillion coronavirus relief aid package, which is being voted on Friday, would provide $1200 stimulus payments to illegal aliens by letting people who filed taxes using an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) receive stimulus checks, Forbes reported Friday.

Facebook to Give $52M Cash Payout to Moderators Who Developed ‘PTSD’ From Reviewing Posts
While Facebook’s users often feel neglected and unwanted on the platform as company execs continue to implement new censorship protocols, there is a group that’s about to receive a massive reward from Facebook – content moderators.

Los Angeles Mayor Warns City Will ‘Never Be Completely Open’ Until Wuhan Coronavirus Cure Is Available
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti told “Good Morning America” on Friday it is unlikely the city will be able to fully reopen and be back to normal until a “cure” is made for the Wuhan coronavirus and distributed to the public.

Gretchen Whitmer Becomes Ms. Hitler: Michigan State Police Spying On Innocent Citizens
When it comes to the right to peacefully assemble in order to petition the government for redress of grievances, the States have recognized, guaranteed, and protected that God-given unalienable right just as the federal government. That is, until recently. Governors have ordered people to remain at home, in lock-down, despite the overwhelming evidence that coronavirus is an exosome and is being used as a political weapon for an agenda

House GOP open inquiry into mysterious drone program used to police Americans who aren’t social distancing
Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee are opening a congressional inquiry into a drone company that provides city mayors and other officials with drone technology to help monitor and fine American citizens who fail to employ social distancing guidelines, the Daily Caller News Foundation has learned

Grocery store prices have increased at the greatest rate in 46 years: Report
Yes, the prices have risen substantially at grocery stores, and it has proved to be the greatest increase in almost five decades, according to a new analysis.

Los Angeles to shut off water, power of nonessential businesses that refuse to close amid coronavirus
Los Angeles authorities could shut down water and power to nonessential businesses that refuse to close amid the coronavirus outbreak there, according to local reports.

The sun has entered a ‘lockdown’ period, which could cause freezing weather, famine
Our sun has gone into lockdown, which could cause freezing weather, earthquakes and famine, scientists say. The sun is currently in a period of “solar minimum,” meaning activity on its surface has fallen dramatically.

PBS Stations That Received Millions In Federal Funds Partnered With Chinese Foreign Agent On Pro-Beijing Film
PBS affiliates that receive millions of dollars in federal funding each year are airing a pro-Beijing documentary produced in conjunction with CGTN, a Chinese-government controlled media outlet that is registered as a foreign agent with the Justice Department.

Residents Of Los Angeles Are Now Experiencing A Taste Of What Living In The New World Order Will Be Like As Draconian COVID-19 Orders Increase
I cannot recall the exact moment it went from feeling like the government was trying to help us to feeling like we were living under Nazi-like oppression, but whenever it was, for many parts of the United States, it is absolutely here.


17 May 2020

Gantz to set up vice PM office in addition to Defense Ministry
Blue and White leader Benny Gantz will form a Vice Prime Minister’s Office, in addition to the office that he will have in the Defense Ministry and the Knesset. The office will be headed by Hod Betzer, who was Gantz’s top aide when he served as IDF chief of staff between 2011 and 2015, functioning as the former general’s own chief of staff since he entered politics last year.

Puerto Rico to hold statehood referendum amid disillusion
Gov. Wanda Vázquez announced on Saturday that she will hold a nonbinding referendum in November to decide whether Puerto Rico should become a U.S. state, a move that comes amid growing disillusion with the island’s U.S. territorial status. For the first time in the island’s history, the referendum will ask a single, simple question: Should Puerto Rico be immediately admitted as a U.S. state?

UFO sighting: Thousands witness ‘UFO crash’ in Brazil amid Google Maps ‘cover-up’
MULTIPLE sightings of a UFO in Brazil has sparked a social media frenzy, amid claims that unidentified craft crashed in a nearby forest and was later covered up by Google Maps. Mysterious lights seen by thousands of people in Brazil and captured in multiple videos has sparked a social media frenzy. Video footage showing an alleged UFO crashing in a nearby forest in Mage, Brazil just north of Rio de Janeiro…

Pakistan girls shot dead over mobile video
Two teenage girls have been murdered in a so-called “honour killing” in north-west Pakistan following a video circulated on the internet. They are said to have been shot dead by a family member earlier this week in a village on the border of the North and South Waziristan tribal districts. The killing occurred after a short mobile video of them with a young man surfaced on social media, police said.

Defying health orders, Israelis flock to beaches amid heatwave
Hundreds of Israelis took advantage of the scorching hot temperatures and flocked to Tel Aviv’s beaches over the weekend, despite the government’s emergency coronavirus regulations. Although beaches set to officially reopen on Wednesday, many could be seen swimming in the sea and sunbathing on the beachfront, both of which are prohibited under the current Health Ministry orders.

Officials: Bombs kill 7 in shelter for displaced in Libya
Bombs hit a shelter for displaced people in Libya’s capital Tripoli, killing at least seven people including a 5-year-old child from Bangladesh, health authorities said Sunday. The shelling of the facility in the city’s Furnaj district late Saturday also wounded at least 17 people, including a 52-year-old Bengali migrant and his 5-year-old child, Malek Merset, a spokesman for the capital’s ambulance services, said.

Typhoon “Vongfong” (Ambo) leaves a trail of destruction in central Philippines
Typhoon “Vongfong” (Ambo) has weakened into a tropical depression on May 16, 2020, after leaving a trail of destruction in the Philippines’ central region. More than 12 000 people were evacuated in Samar as extensive damage was reported to properties and agriculture. The initial damage to crops and livestock has reached roughly 80 million pesos or about 1.6 million dollars in the Bicol Region, where 35 000 were preemptively displaced. One person has lost its life.

The Sun Has Entered A ‘Lockdown’ Period Called A ‘Solar Minimum’ Which Astronomers Fear Could Lead To Brutal Cold, Famine And Volcanic Eruptions
In the Church Age, our apostle Paul tells us that we walk by faith, and not by sight, we are not the generation that seeketh after a sign. That is true, and at the same time signs of the end times appear to be literally everywhere. Earthquake activity is way up, Bill Gates wants to vaccinate the entire global population and give everyone a digital ID, Emmanuel Macron is looking like the ‘man of sin‘, and now we see that the sun has entered a ‘lockdown’ period with greatly diminished activity. Scientists call it a ‘solar minimum’. Signs, signs, everywhere are signs.

UPDATE: US data on Coronavirus deaths exaggerating the number of deaths?: US Hospitals Paid More for labeling cause of death as Coronavirus, Doctors falsely labeling deaths
Dr. Ngozi Ezike, director of Illinois Department of Public Health, in the above video from April 18, 2020, explains how extremely broadly deaths count as a Coronavirus death.

Ilhan Omar Has Been Leaking Intel To Iran
The truth has finally come out about Ilhan Omar and as it turns out, what we all suspected about her is absolutely true. A Florida court has learned that the freshman congresswoman was recruited by a foreign government, received funding from a foreign government, and passed sensitive information through intermediaries to Iran, a Florida court has been told.

House Passes $3 Trillion, 1,815-Page Coronavirus Bill
The House passed Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) $3 trillion, 1,815-page phase four coronavirus legislation on Friday.

Pastors Might Need to Make Changes to Sermon Lengths After Lockdowns End
“Many pastors have likely been preaching shorter sermons while their churches have met virtually,” McConnell said. “More than a quarter of churchgoers would prefer such shorter sermons when they return to meeting in person.”

DOD awards $138 million contract to ApiJect to develop vaccines for coronavirus with RFID chips and GPS tracking
The Department of Defense’s (DOD) Joint Acquisition Task Force in partnership with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded ApiJect Systems America a lucrative $138 million contract to produce hundreds of millions of “smart” syringes for administering Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines to the masses.

Los Angeles prisoners are intentionally trying to catch coronavirus, thinking they’ll be released for testing positive
Inmates being held at various jails throughout Los Angeles County have concocted a plan of escape that aims to take full advantage of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

How to Survive the Evil Let Loose Upon the Earth
…At the beginning of his presentation, Robert used a phrase that I have never heard him say before, “Tribulational preparation”. Interestingly, I was speaking to a fellow Christian, yesterday, about the dilemma that America finds itself in and we both agreed that we are entering into the chapter of the final days. Moral, physical, resources, but most of all, spiritual preparation will be needed to have a chance to survive what is coming. These factors formed the foundation of Robert’s presentation.

GLOBAL SHAKING: Dramatic Increase In Earthquakes As 6.5 Magnitude Quake Rocks Nevada Near Area 51 And Felt All The Way From California To Utah
With the COVID-19 hysteria sucking all the oxygen out of the news cycle each and every day, stories that we would normally be paying close attention to have been largely ignored. Stories like the unexplained and massive rise in earthquakes both in America and around the world since 2020 began 4 and one half months ago.

King Abdullah II Of Jordan Warns Of ‘Massive Conflict’ If Israel Really Does Annex Judea And Samaria In The West Bank Beginning In July
As you read this story coming out of Israel today, I want to make you aware of the biblical sub-plot simmering just below the surface. King Abdullah II is the king of the nation of Jordan, the very same country where Selah Petra is located. Regular listeners of our weekly bible study programs know that Selah Petra is the place where the Jews flee to for safety at the start of the great Tribulation in Matthew 24. Judea is the main location where the Jews are when this event takes place. Israel right now wants to annex Judea and Samaria otherwise known as the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, and King Abdullah wants to stop it.


Headlines – 5/16/2020

State Department: Annexation should be part of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks

EU to launch diplomatic push to get Israel to ditch West Bank annexation

King Abdullah II: Sovereignty plan will set Israel on collision course with Jordan, warns Jordanian king

Jordan’s king warns of ‘massive conflict’ if Israel annexes land in West Bank

Palestinians burn Pompeo effigy to protest his visit to Israel, US peace plan

Officials said to warn PA’s economic woes amid pandemic could fuel violence

3 Palestinians attempt attack on army post near Jerusalem, are hit by IDF fire

Pompeo warns ICC of ‘consequences’ for potential war crimes probe of Israel

Conservative movement allows livestreaming on Shabbat, holidays during pandemic

Tomb of Mordechai and Esther in Iran reportedly set ablaze

Syria: Explosion reported in the city of Aleppo

Qasem Soleimani’s Right Hand Killed in Syria After Seeing Boss in a Dream

Power Struggle at Russian Newspaper Shows Kremlin’s Widening Influence

West Africa facing food crisis as coronavirus spreads

France’s Macron positioning himself as leader of the world

Germany plunges into recession as coronavirus hits – posts sharpest GDP contraction since global financial crisis

Lula fears ‘genocide’ in Brazil under Bolsonaro over the Coronavirus

Brazil and Mexico report record surge in coronavirus cases as Latin America reels

Big privacy and data security concerns as India forces coronavirus tracing app on millions

Chinese State Media Warn Country Will Interfere in U.S. Election

China admits to destroying coronavirus samples, insists it was for safety

Crowds at Wuhan clinics fear coronavirus testing could rekindle disease

China: Federalism, Lack of ‘National Tracking’ Mean U.S. Cannot Defeat Coronavirus

From asymptomatic to lethal: Coronavirus discrepancies puzzle scientists

Sorrento finds a coronavirus antibody that blocks viral infection 100% in preclinical lab experiments

Trump says U.S. working with other countries on coronavirus vaccine

Operation Warp Speed sets ‘goal’ of 300 million coronavirus vaccines by January 2021

Trump: Vaccine or no vaccine, ‘we are back’

Trump to restore partial WHO funding after halt over pandemic handling

The Federal Reserve says parts of the financial system came under severe strain in March, sees further threats possible

Pandemic Bills Are So Big That Only Money-Printing Can Pay Them

House approves $3 trillion Covid aid bill and historic rules change to allow remote voting

House passes $3T coronavirus relief – the most expensive bill in history

Justin Haskins: $3T coronavirus relief bill passed by House Dems funds most radical programs in US history

TSA Preparing to Check Passenger Temperatures at Airports Amid Coronavirus Concerns

Mixed messages, frustration with lockdowns fuel some skepticism about pandemic

COVID-19 Contact Tracers or Cootie Cops? Tracing where people have been and who they’ve met can be effective for battling disease. But, oh boy, does it lend itself to abuse.

Battle over coronavirus rules and reopenings across US is increasingly partisan, and bitter

Michigan Gov. Whitmer Says Armed Anti-Lockdown Protesters Are Having a Political Rally for Trump

California Sheriff: I’m Not Enforcing Lockdown, We’re Too Busy ‘Re-Arresting’ Criminals

Santa Ana PD: Robberies Increase By 50%, Suspects Using Face Covering Orders To Their Advantage

A salon owner who reopened despite Oregon’s stay-at-home orders has been fined $14,000

JC Penney, century-old mainstay of US malls, declares bankruptcy amid pandemic

Due to rising prices at grocery stores, local families are struggling to put food on the table

As lockdown hurts, desperate Venezuelans turn to cow blood soup for protein

Coronavirus: Dutch singletons advised to seek ‘sex buddy’

Dozens of surrogacy babies stranded by coronavirus lockdown in Ukraine, lawmaker says

New Zealand allows crowds to return to malls, restaurants, but not churches

Christian groups sue NC Gov. Cooper over restrictions on indoor worship services

Poll: US believers see message of change from God in virus

Mythical monster goes viral as Japan prays for end of pandemic

Hackers double ransom demand to $42M from Lady Gaga, Madonna’s attorney, threaten Donald Trump

Justice Department, State Attorneys General Likely to Bring Antitrust Lawsuits Against Google

NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day highlights Comet Halley and Comet SWAN in pre-dawn sky

6.5 magnitude earthquake hits Nevada near Area 51; quake felt from Utah to California

Nevada highway damaged by largest area quake in 65 years

5.9 magnitude earthquake hits near Lakatoro, Vanuatu

5.8 magnitude earthquake hits near Hihifo, Tonga

5.3 magnitude earthquake hits near Ndoi Island, Fiji

5.2 magnitude earthquake hits near Hihifo, Tonga

5.1 magnitude earthquake hits near Tonopah, Nevada

5.1 magnitude earthquake hits near Raoul Island, New Zealand

Four earthquakes rattle Tennessee less than 10 hours apart, USGS reports

Sabancaya volcano in Peru erupts to 24,000ft

Sangay volcano in Ecuador erupts to 21,000ft

Popocateptl volcano in Mexico erupts to 20,000ft

Klyuchevskoy volcano on Kamchatka, Russia erups to 20,000ft

Fuego volcano in Guatemala erupts to 15,000ft

Reventador volcano in Ecuador erupts to 14,000ft

Semeru volcano in Indonesia erupts to 13,000ft

Ebeko volcano in the Kuril Islands erupts to 10,000ft

India, Bangladesh keeping a close eye on developing cyclonic storm in Bay of Bengal

Homes evacuated as forest fire burns near Beit Shemesh amid heatwave in Israel


Headlines – 5/17/2020

Netanyahu holds talks with Likud rebels to shore up coalition before swearing-in

Iranian tankers head to Venezuela as US warships deploy to Caribbean

Afghan rivals’ power-sharing deal would promote official accused of rape and torture

Commentary: ‘US would lose Pacific war with China’ – America would be defeated in a sea war with China and would struggle to stop an invasion of Taiwan

China goes after US over more than $1 billion owed to the UN

Alarm in Germany as ‘corona demos’ take off

YouTube censors epidemiologist Knut Wittkowski for opposing lockdown

Coronavirus-tracking project backed by Bill Gates is put on hold due to FDA concerns

Wave of ‘vaccine nationalism’ hinders global efforts to halt coronavirus

Trump’s emergency powers worry some senators, legal experts

Legal challenges to stay-at-home orders gain momentum

Los Angeles Mayor: Masks Required Now to ‘Get More Freedoms’

Hillary Clinton Denounces Michigan Lockdown Protests as ‘Domestic Terrorism’

Alaska legislator compares pandemic safety measures at Capitol to Nazi treatment of Jews

New York Barber Who Contracted COVID-19 Criticizes Governor Cuomo: ‘Is He Going to Feed My Family?’

People flock to NYC-area bars, beaches as ‘quarantine fatigue’ intensifies

Obama knocks ‘folks in charge’ while discussing COVID-19 in commencement speech

Panning virus response, Obama says leaders ‘not even pretending to be in charge’

Fed sees Wall Street stress if virus takes ‘unexpected’ turn

Fed Warns of Significant Hit to Asset Prices If Crisis Grows

Europe’s top three economies are now in recession. The real shock is still to come

Europe’s broken tourism industry struggles to save the summer

Coronavirus: Baltic states open a pandemic ‘travel bubble’

Televisits may be here to stay for doctors, patients

11 firefighters injured, multiple buildings set on fire after explosion in downtown L.A.

The Magnetic North Pole Is Rapidly Moving Because of Some Blobs

5.3 magnitude earthquake hits near Neiafu, Tonga

Semeru volcano in Indonesia erupts to 46,000ft

Ibu volcano in Indonesia erupts to 45,000ft

Sabancaya volcano in Peru erupts to 24,000ft

Klyuchevskoy volcano on Kamchatka, Russia erupts to 23,000ft

Popocateptl volcano in Mexico erupts to 21,000ft

Sakurajima volcano on Japan erupts to 11,000ft

Tropical Storm Arthur forms in Atlantic, continues path toward NC

 


Truth2Freedom Blog Disclaimer

This post was originally posted on: https://truth4freedom.wordpress.com

This blog is an aggregator of news and information that we believe will provide articles that will keep people informed about current trends, current events, discussions and movements taking place within our church and culture.

In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107,material here is distributed without profit for research and educational purposes. Any copyrighted material displayed or referenced is done under the doctrine of fair use.

An article and/or blog post link doesn’t necessarily mean that there is agreement or approval with all the views and opinions expressed within the linked article/posting. Caution is also warranted with regards to the advertisements and links that are embedded within the headline linked article.

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

May 16 The Indestructible Word

Isaiah 40:8

The grass withers, the flower fades, but the Word of our God stands forever.

Down through the centuries, the Bible has always been hated and scorned by God’s enemies. Men have gone out of their way to abolish it.

There have been some “heroes” of God’s Word. William Tyndale devoted his life to spreading God’s good news. He translated it, printed it, and distributed it. In the midst of the great distribution under Tyndale, the bishop got angry and wanted to get the Bibles out of circulation. He sent a friend to buy all the Bibles Tyndale had printed. “Whatever it takes, buy them and destroy them.” The friend talked Tyndale out of the Bibles in spite of Tyndale’s exorbitant price. The bishop’s friend paid it, took the Bibles, and destroyed them. With the money from the Bibles, Tyndale bought materials to print thirty times as many Bibles and distributed them all over the country. When the bishop discovered more Bibles, he asked where Tyndale had gotten the funds to do this. His friend said, “You paid for it—you bought the Bibles and he distributed them.”

Isn’t that great! The Bible, defiantely, victoriously, convincingly, still stands. It remains the only inerrant, infallible, complete revelation man has ever received from his living God.[1]

 

 

[1] Jeremiah, D. (2002). Sanctuary: finding moments of refuge in the presence of God (p. 143). Nashville, TN: Integrity Publishers.

May 16 Thoughts for the quiet hour

For this child I prayed, and the Lord hath given me my petition which I asked of him: therefore also I have lent him to the Lord; as long as he liveth he shall be lent to the Lord

1 Sam. 1:27, 28

God sometimes bestows gifts just that love may have something to renounce. The things that He puts into our hands are possibly put there that we may have the opportunity of showing what is in our heart. Oh, that there were in us a fervor of love that would lead us to examine everything that belongs to us, to ascertain how it might be made a means of showing our affection to Christ!

George Bowen[1]

 

[1] Hardman, S. G., & Moody, D. L. (1997). Thoughts for the quiet hour. Willow Grove, PA: Woodlawn Electronic Publishing.

WHO Chief Scientist: ‘Four to Five-Year’ Struggle Ahead Before Containing COVID-19

Soumya Swaminathan, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) chief scientist, attempted to temper expectations of a “crystal ball” timeline for the containment of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus on Wednesday, expressing that vaccines are not guaranteed and the pandemic may even take a turn for the worse.

Source: WHO Chief Scientist: ‘Four to Five-Year’ Struggle Ahead Before Containing COVID-19

Jesus’s Cousin is Born — HeadHeartHand Blog

Introduce kids to the Savior of sinners. This is a series of audio podcasts for kids who want to meet with Jesus by using Meeting with Jesus: A Bible Reading Plan for Kids (RHB). Listen to previous episodes here.

MWG Graphics 1 copy


Why are you here? Why are you in this world? What’s your purpose, your aim, your goal? What would make your life happy? What would make your life worth living?

Lots of fun? Lots of friends? Doing well at school or at sports? None of these things are wrong but I want you to aim higher, to have an even bigger goal.

When John the Baptist was born, everyone rejoiced. His dad was especially happy because God gave him a message about John’s life purpose, his goal, his aim. Let’s look at this message in Luke 1:76-79 to learn three lessons about finding a purpose in life that will make us happy and useful.

FIND JOY IN SERVING GOD (76) 

  • He was a prophet of God
  • He was a preparer for God

FIND JOY IN SAVING SOULS (77-78a)

  • He spoke about salvation
  • He spoke about the forgiveness of sins
  • He spoke about the tender mercy of God

FIND JOY IN SHINING LIGHT (78b-79)

  • The sun gives light in the dark
  • The sun gives life to the dying
  • The sun leads the lost

Whatever else we do in life, nothing will make us happier than serving God, saving souls, and shining as lights.


Listen to this episode on Living the Bible podcast. You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes and Spotify.

via Jesus’s Cousin is Born — HeadHeartHand Blog

May 16 Don’t Cut People Out

Love forgets mistakes; nagging about them parts the best of friends.
(Proverbs 17:9, TLB)

In her book Learning to Forgive, Doris Donnelly writes, “Some years ago I met a family very proficient in the use of scissors. They constantly scrutinized their friends to see if they measured up to the family’s standards and expectations. One slip … and you were ‘out.’ It could be for almost any reason—a look, a word, an opinion, or failing to respond properly. ‘Snip, snip,’ they’d just cut you out of their life.”

Eventually, they cut Doris out of their lives, too. She never knew why for sure, but she knew that once you’d been cut out there was no hope of ever being sewn back in. Sadly, last year the mother died. The father and his daughters, expecting large crowds for the funeral, called on assistance from the local police to handle traffic; telegrams were sent; phone calls were made; local motels were alerted. In the end, only the father, his daughters, their husbands, and a grandchild or two attended the services.

Cutting people out of your life because they’re not perfect is a prescription for loneliness. Keep doing it, and who will you have left? Jesus said, “My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you” (John 15:2).

 

Is there someone you need to forgive today and bring back into your life?[1]

 

[1] Gass, B. (1998). A Fresh Word For Today : 365 Insights For Daily Living (p. 136). Alachua, FL: Bridge-Logos Publishers.

CNN unleashes election poll favoring Trump … then buries it

After CNN released its poll showing President Donald Trump with a major overall margin of victory in 15 battleground states among voters, the leftist news network – often dubbed by the president as “fake news” – allegedly attempted to discount and hide the results.

Source: CNN unleashes election poll favoring Trump … then buries it