Daily Archives: April 26, 2021

Sermons on Joy — Truth For Life Blog

Download or listen to five sermons by Alistair Begg about joy.

Consider It Pure Joy (James 1:2-5) — Listen | Download MP3 | Purchase CD $1.25

The life of Christian faith is often expressed as a journey, and Alistair Begg employs this metaphor as he turns our attention to what James has to say about life in Christ. If we are to achieve God’s purpose for our time on earth, we can expect to face trials. Only after preparing for and responding properly to difficult times can we then heed James’ words and count our trials as joy.

Solid Joys and Lasting Treasure — Part Two (Luke 10:21) — Listen | Download MP3 | Purchase CD $1.25

When the followers He had sent out returned, Jesus rejoiced in the fact that God has hidden the truth of the kingdom from the proud and revealed it to the humble. Jesus’ joy reveals the coequal nature of Jesus Christ and God the Father. Alistair Begg highlights the great privilege we have to point others to the God who requires nothing from us but an awareness of our need for Him.

Christian Joy (Selected Scripture) — Listen | Download MP3 | Purchase CD $1.25

Every day, we are confronted by threats to our joy—feelings like gloom, pessimism, anxiety, and depression. For Christians, these problems may cast doubt on our claims to know joy in Christ. Yet as Alistair Begg teaches, real joy is not defined by emotions or entertainment but by our Savior, who brings godly contentment and gratitude. By relying on Jesus and staying in fellowship with Him, we can experience true joy in the midst of trials.

Grief Turned to Joy (John 16:16-24)— Listen | Download MP3 | Purchase CD $1.25

Why did Jesus tell His disciples, “In a little while you will see me no more,” then later assure them they would see Him again? Alistair Begg walks us through Jesus’ purpose behind these promises. The disciples’ uncertainty about their future made sense—yet today we know more than they did about Christ’s resurrection. While Jesus does not say He will replace His people’s sadness with happiness, He promises something even better: to turn our sorrow into joy.

The Friends of Jesus (John 15:9-17) — Listen | Download MP3 | Purchase CD $1.25

Many of us yearn for the joy that comes from lifelong friendship. We don’t always find a friend like that here on earth, but Jesus told His disciples in John chapter 15 that God initiates that kind of friendship with us. Alistair Begg explains that when we respond to God’s invitation of friendship, we find joy that won’t fade.

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Sermons on Joy — Truth For Life Blog

April 26 Evening Quotes of The Day

Enjoyment of God Is the Only Thing That Satisfies
Psalm 43:4; 103:5; Matthew 5:6

God is the highest good of the reasonable creature; and the enjoyment of him is the only happiness with which our souls can be satisfied. To go to heaven, fully to enjoy God, is infinitely better than the most pleasant accommodations here. Fathers and mothers, husbands, wives, or children, or the company of earthly friends, are but shadows; but the enjoyment of God is the substance. These are but scattered beams, but God is the sun. These are but streams, but God is the fountain. These are but drops, but God is the ocean.

JONATHAN EDWARDS

Ritzema, E., & Vince, E. (Eds.). (2013). 300 Quotations for Preachers from the Puritans. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.

The Gate of Salvation Is Open to All
Joel 2:32; Matthew 13:58; Mark 6:5–6; Acts 2:21; Romans 11:20, 23; Titus 2:11; Hebrews 3:19

Since no man is excluded from calling upon God, the gate of salvation is set open unto all men; neither is there any other thing that keeps us back from entering in, save only our own unbelief.

JOHN CALVIN

Ritzema, E. (2013). 300 Quotations for Preachers from the Reformation. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.

Martyn Lloyd Jones on Sin — Randy Alcorn’s Blog

“What is the matter with the world?” Martyn Lloyd-Jones asked. “Why . . . war and all this unhappiness and turmoil and discord amongst men? . . . There is only one answer to these questions—sin. Nothing else; it is just sin.”

Addiction provides a picture of all sin patterns. At first, the happiness it causes seems to outweigh the misery. But eventually the periods of misery increase while the periods of happiness fade. This is called the law of diminishing returns. Life is promised; death is delivered. Every drug, alcohol, and pornography addict is living proof that the next high is less satisfying than the last.

If insanity is doing the same thing over and over while expecting different results, sin not only leads to insanity—it is insanity. Regardless of your drug of choice—materialism, cocaine, pornography, power, anger, slander—the nature of any sin is saying, “This time will be different.” Yet it just keeps killing us—in the name of happiness.

Martyn Lloyd-Jones shares these helpful definitions of sin, and why we must avoid it, in his book Life in Christ in 1 John:

What is sin?

  • When we disobey God’s holy Law, his revealed will.
  • Sin is whatever is condemned in Scripture—‘Thou shalt not kill; thou shalt not steal; thou shalt not commit adultery…’ We have sins of ‘commission’ and sins of ‘omission’—in other words, it’s just as bad to do what you shouldn’t do as to not do what you ought to do.
  • Sin is violating your conscience—going against your conscience (Romans 14). If we are doubtful about a thing, we ought not do it (1 Thessalonians 5:22).
  • Sin is being governed by our desires and not by truth.

Why must we not sin?

  • Sin is condemned and hated by God. It goes contrary to the very nature of God.
  • Sin is ugly and destructive by its very nature. It’s wrong in and of itself. Just look at what sin produces.
  • Sin is the terrible and foul thing that caused our Savior to die. The problem of sin is what brought the Son of God to earth to die. Why would we desire that which cause the Savior so much pain and grief???
  • Sin is dishonorable to the gospel and its claims. We claim to believe the gospel and have victory over sin but then don’t walk in patterns of victory. There’s no point in saying you want to walk with God and deliberately sin. In other words, we say we want to fellowship with God and then break that fellowship with deliberate sin. Sin is inconsistent with our profession to hate sin.
  • Sin leads to an evil conscience. We suffer guilt and condemnation for sin.
  • Sin robs you of joy. You should avoid sin at all costs because you know what it does to you.
  • Sin leads to doubts about your salvation.
  • Sin hinders prayer. It’s impossible to pray as we ought to when we are holding onto sin.
  • Sin leads to a sense of utter hopelessness.  

First John 3:21 says, “If our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence before God.” Without the convicting work of the Holy Spirit (see John 16:8), there’s no hope for any of us to turn to God—and without repentance and forgiveness, there’s no restoration to relationship with our joyful God.

Though those of us who have accepted Christ are forgiven of our past sins, including some we don’t remember, we are called upon to confess our sins as we become aware of them: “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9).

It may seem confusing that we must continue to confess recent sins in order to experience new and fresh forgiveness. But while we have a settled once-and-for-all forgiveness in Christ, we also have a current ongoing relationship with Him that is hampered by unconfessed sin.

Scripture says, “He who conceals his sins does not prosper, but whoever confesses and renounces them finds mercy” (Proverbs 28:13). Confession means agreeing with God that we have sinned against him.

Charles Spurgeon said, “It does not spoil your happiness . . . to confess your sin. The unhappiness is in not making the confession.”

While true conversion begins with admitting we’re wrong, it doesn’t end there. It involves repentance. Repentance is more than reciting well-calculated words with a view toward minimizing our losses. Repentance, when it is genuine, is in fact not accompanied by calculation at all. It is utterly vulnerable, and demonstrates this by a radical change in behavior, a new humility, and a willingness to accept God’s discipline. 

“The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick” (Jeremiah 17:9). Sin requires a radical solution—salvation in Christ, which transforms our nature and dramatically affects our capacity to embrace greater happiness in God. Our justification by faith in Christ satisfies the demands of God’s holiness by exchanging our sins for Christ’s righteousness (see Romans 3:21-26).

God grants believers new natures that free us from sin’s bondage. Now we can draw upon God’s power to overcome evil. Because our hearts are changed when we become new people in Christ, we want a better way. “You, however, are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if in fact the Spirit of God dwells in you” (Romans 8:9).

Once believers are born again, we cannot continue to sin as a lifestyle because of our new natures (see 1 John 3:9). Sin is still present in our lives (see Romans 6:11-14; 1 John 1:8–2:2), but we have supernatural power to overcome it since we’ve died to sin (see Romans 6:6-9). God’s Holy Spirit indwells us and helps us obey Him (see 2 Timothy 1:14).

The result? With the Holy Spirit’s help, we’re free to reject sin and its misery, and embrace righteousness, with its true and lasting happiness.

Browse more resources on the topic of happiness, and see Randy’s related books, including Happiness and Does God Want Us to Be Happy?

Photo by Nathan McBride on Unsplash

Martyn Lloyd Jones on Sin — Randy Alcorn’s Blog

April 26 – Our victorious servant King — Reformed Perspective

“You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; My cup runs over.” – Psalm 23:5

Scripture reading: Psalm 23:5

At this point in the psalm, the imagery changes from Christ being our Good Shepherd, to Christ being our Victorious Servant King. In the first line of this verse, the imagery is quite foreign to our 21st-century minds. In ancient times, when a king conquered an enemy city, he would have a huge victory feast in the royal banquet hall of that city. The king and all his generals and men of valour would sit around the table and eat the spoils of their victory, all in full view of the enemy king or governor and all their children, wives and officials. The conquered enemy would have to watch while the victor feasted.

David here is saying that Christ has won the victory and set up a table for Himself to feast at, in full view of His enemies. Christ certainly has won for us a great victory by dying on the cross and rising again so that we sit in victory over sin, death, the world, and the devil. We are reminded of that great victory when we celebrate the Lord’s Supper, where we are invited to the table of Christ and get to partake of the spoils of His victory. We partake of Him and are refreshed and enlivened after the struggles of fighting the enemy. How often do you meditate upon the victory that Christ has earned for you?  How often do you go to Christ, the Servant King, to be fed and nourished with the spoils of His heroic victory?

Suggestions for prayer

Pray for the Lord to refresh and nourish you with Christ and with all that He has obtained for you by His heroic victory on the cross and the open grave. Pray this for yourself and for all of God’s people.

Rev. James Roosma has been serving at Grace Reformed Church in Kelowna, BC for six years. He and his wife Jeni have been blessed with two children, Elijah and Tabitha, and have one on the way. This daily devotional is also available in a print edition you can buy at Nearer to God Devotional.

April 26 – Our victorious servant King — Reformed Perspective

Does God Hate Sinners? What Is a Biblical, Christian Answer? (ICYMI) — For the New Christian Intellectual – Medium

Is it true that God actually hates some people?

This is a tricky concept for a lot of people in our society today.

It shouldn’t be, especially if you have been in church. But a lot of churches aren’t teaching a theology of God’s love and His hate.

Such churches are not showing us how we should apply the Bible’s teaching in order to make proper distinctions in our minds. In fact, many people would classify those who try to make distinctions as being divisive.

This video explores the biblical perspective on God’s hatred toward his enemies.

Video Below:

Does God Hate Sinners? What Is a Biblical, Christian Answer? (ICYMI) — For the New Christian Intellectual – Medium

Draw Near part 2 | Possessing the Treasure

by Mike Ratliff

22 προσερχώμεθα μετὰ ἀληθινῆς καρδίας ἐν πληροφορίᾳ πίστεως ῥεραντισμένοι τὰς καρδίας ἀπὸ συνειδήσεως πονηρᾶς καὶ λελουσμένοι τὸ σῶμα ὕδατι καθαρῷ· Hebrews 10:22 (NA28)

22 Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith having our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Hebrews 10:22 (translated from the NA28 Greek text)

Let us continue our thoughts on Hebrews 10:22 (above). Drawing near to God first means having a sincere desire for truth.

Second, drawing near to God means having absolute confidence in God. The words, “full assurance” translate πληροφορίᾳ (plērophoria), which means “entire confidence, full assurance.” To be near to God, then, means that we have total confidence in His promises, absolute assurance of His provision and full trust in His sovereignty. The more we doubt Him, the more we question Him, the farther away from Him we drift.

Third, drawing near to God means having a desire for holiness. The imagery in the words, “having our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience” is distinctly Old Testament, referring to the sprinkling of the blood of the sacrifice for the cleansing of sin. But not only are we saved by this blood, but we are constantly brought back to it for daily cleansing. As the apostle John declares:

9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9 (NASB) 

We are forever coming back to the Cross, for it is there that our sin was dealt with and our conscience was cleared.

Fourth, drawing near to God means having a desire for His Word. While the first principle was one of attitude, we see here the action. Some interpreters view the words, “our bodies washed with pure water” as a reference to baptism. However, that is clearly incorrect because baptism is not a washing away of sin, but rather a symbol of identification, a public testimony of what has occurred in the heart. This phrase means that God’s Word is the commodity that is going to keep us clean by our constant “bathing” in it. Paul meant this when he wrote to the Ephesians:

25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her, 26 so that He might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, Ephesians 5:25-26 (NASB) 

Drawing near to God means that we are constantly involved with His Word, constantly “immersed” in it.

Soli Deo Gloria!

— Read on mikeratliff.wordpress.com/2021/04/25/draw-near-part-2/

April 26 Afternoon Quotes of The Day

Richard Hooker’s Last Words
Psalm 102:11; 144:4

God has heard my daily petitions, for I am at peace with all men, and He is at peace with me; and from that blessed assurance I feel that inward joy, which this world can neither give nor take from me: my conscience bears me this witness, and this witness makes the thoughts of death joyful. I could wish to live to do the Church more service, but cannot hope it, for my days are past as a shadow that returns not.

RICHARD HOOKER

Ritzema, E. (Ed.). (2012). 300 Quotations for Preachers. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.

Poverty the Way to Salvation
Matthew 5:3; Luke 6:20

Poverty is the way to salvation, the nurse of humility, and the root of perfection. Its fruits are hidden, but they multiply themselves infinite ways.

FRANCIS OF ASSISI

Ritzema, E., & Brant, R. (Eds.). (2013). 300 quotations for preachers from the Medieval church. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.

Cartoons and Memes · Apr. 26, 2021

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

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26 Apr 2021 News Briefing

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Turkey’s genocide blackmail: Threats to work closer with Iran and Russia
The US decision to finally recognize the Armenian genocide comes after decades in which Turkey and its lobbyists in Washington threatened the US. Their narrative was that if Washington would just use the term “genocide” – for a crime committed 106 years ago by a former government in what is now Turkey – then Ankara would rapidly move to sanction the US, close its bases, threaten its citizens and ally with Iran, China and Russia, or other US enemies.

Report: Drought leaves New Mexico trees weak and dying
New Mexico’s relentless drought is stressing forests, making them more vulnerable to a widespread pest infestation that could cause a mass tree die-off if wetter weather doesn’t come, a newly released state report says. The 2020 state report on New Mexico’s forest health looked at how extensively pests killed and damaged trees on national, state and tribal woodlands. Drought conditions have worsened, encompassing half the state at the beginning of 2020 and then growing until every area of New Mexico was deemed in some level of drought by the year’s end, the report said.

Current Jerusalem ‘Intifada’ fueled by Biden policies, Middle East expert warns
“The PA is coming off a period when they were shamed and marginalized by the Abraham Accords. Now, because of Biden, they are once again front and center and have the power that comes with that. They are demonstrating this power in the streets. They are about to get a lot of money from Biden and money is needed to fuel terrorism. ” Every Muslim who murders or wounds a Jew gets a substantial monthly salary from the Palestinian Authority. That policy has continued for two decades and it is now being encouraged and rewarded by Biden and Harris.”

Is The Stage Being Set For Great Deception? – UFO Sightings More Than Double
Did you know that the number of reported UFO sightings has increased dramatically over the past two years? I didn’t realize this either until I looked up the numbers. Of course the skeptics will always find a way to explain away any facts that they do not like, but to me it appears that something very unusual is happening. It turns out that the increase in UFO sightings during 2019 was even greater than the increase that we witnessed during 2020…

Echoes Of Ezekiel 38 – Israel/Iran Shadow War Heats Up
You won’t hear the corporate media say very much about the “shadow war” that Israel and Iran are currently engaged in, because the corporate media is absolutely obsessed with covering the internal strife that is tearing the U.S. apart right now. But if they were doing their jobs correctly, corporate media outlets would be focusing on the Middle East, because the conflict between Israel and Iran could literally spark a major global war at any moment.

China eyes asteroid defence system, comet mission
China will hold discussions on building a defence system against near-Earth asteroids, a senior space agency official said on Saturday, as the country steps up its longer term space ambitions. Zhang Kejian, head of the China National Space Administration, did not provide further detail in his opening remarks at a ceremony for China’s space day in the eastern city of Nanjing.

The mRNA revolution: How COVID-19 hit fast-forward on an experimental technology
For decades scientists suggested it was hypothetically possible to hijack this mechanism and deliver artificially designed mRNA to a cell, instructing it to generate whatever protein one wanted. But the idea was science fiction until several discoveries in the 1980s finally made it possible. Of course, once scientists started experimenting with their own forms of mRNA they discovered a new roadblock. Immune systems are clever. They are well geared to detect foreign bodies trying to infiltrate the body, and early animal studies revealed synthetic mRNA triggered profoundly fatal inflammatory responses.

Pope Hangs Picture of Naked Jesus Caressing Judas in His Office
Pope Francis is by far the most secular, ungodly pope to take the high office of the Roman Catholic Church in modern history. While the Roman Catholic Church is most certainly apostate, and by no means should be considered a valid expression of Christianity, in recent decades, no pope has ever taken strides to embrace profanity quite to the point that Francis has done. Whether it be his push for global climate control, performing a mass for gay Catholics, or saying that atheists are “children of God,” one cannot deny the non-traditional influence this pope has been in the Vatican for the past few years.

500+ US gov’t scientists are potential Chinese spies; now under investigation
Over 500 federally-funded U.S. scientists are under investigation for being compromised by China and other foreign entities, according to testimony from the National Institute of Healthefforts to use American researchers and steal intellectual property, the Washington Times reported. Thursday. Federal health officials testified to the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee that they are working to combat communist China’s

Air Force can’t keep nuclear bombers on 24-hour alert, top general says
The U.S. Air Force is considering a plan to put part of its nuclear bomber fleet on 24-hour alert status to fill the gap left by the aging U.S. nuclear missile arsenal, but one top general is warning that plan isn’t sustainable and could exhaust the force.

Nations must accelerate climate change commitments: Macron
All countries must come together to engage in the fight to reduce methane emissions and accelerate the implementation of the commitments by 2030, French President Emmanuel Macron said Thursday. Speaking at the global climate summit organized by the US, Macron welcomed the US decision to cut its greenhouse gas emissions at least in half by 2030, calling it a “historic decision on the road to Glasgow.”

Drought emergency inflames political tensions
Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a regional drought emergency Wednesday, but stopped short of issuing a statewide proclamation or mandating water conservation measures — a decision that drew ire from some lawmakers.

Scientists track asteroid as it hits Earth
A team of asteroid-hunting scientists has reconstructed a massive space rock’s 22-million-year journey through the solar system before it slammed into the Earth. The discovery of its origin in space will help astrophysicists and astronomers to better understand what Earth-threatening asteroids are made of. Asteroid 2018LA lit up the sky when it disintegrated at about 60,000 kmph above the Kalahari Desert in Botswana on June 2, 2018. CCTV camera footage captured the 5.7-ton rock’s final moments, which appeared as a huge fireball hurtling through the atmosphere before impact. “As the asteroid broke up 27km above ground, it was 20,000 times brighter than the full moon,” astronomer Christian Wolf said.

NASA to participate in tabletop exercise simulating asteroid impact
During the week of April 26, members of NASA’s Planetary Defense Coordination Office (PDCO) will participate in a “tabletop exercise” to simulate an asteroid impact scenario. The exercise depicting this fictional event is being led by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s Center for Near Earth Object Studies (CNEOS),

Cashlessness may have gone foo far in Norway, government warns 
Norway’s government wants to make sure banks don’t stop providing cash, as the country becomes the world leader in abandoning physical notes and coins.

The Grocery Price Shock Is Coming to a Store Near You
Corn, wheat, soybeans, vegetable oils: A small handful of commodities form the backbone of much of the world’s diet and they’re dramatically more expensive, flashing alarm signals for global shopping budgets.

Vaccine passports are a TRAP that sets the stage for Communism rollout across America
Vaccine passports are very similar to animal traps in the way they are being introduced during this ‘global reset,’ and once they’re all set and activated, there will be NO escape for the trapped animals, the sheeple-people who succumb to the immune-system-destroying mRNA vaccine series.

Researchers launch study to explore connection between irregular menstruations and coronavirus vaccines
Two researchers have launched a study to determine if Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines cause abnormal menstruations after hundreds of woman noticed irregularities.

Australian police officer rushed to the hospital due to BLOOD CLOTS days after receiving the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine
A police officer in Australia was rushed to the hospital due to blood clots several days after receiving the Pfizer-BioNTech Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine.

Pope Francis Hangs Image Of A Naked Jesus Caressing The Dead Body Of Judas Truly Exposing The Demonic Nature Of The Roman Catholic Church
In the bible, Judas is not only a devil, a liar, a thief and a traitor, he is also the SOP, the son of perdition from 2 Thessalonians 2 who will one day soon return to this earth as Antichrist. Judas does not get forgiven by Jesus Christ, just as Satan receives no forgiveness and neither do the fallen angels. So why, you may ask, does Pope Francis and the official Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano have a love for Judas the devil? Well, you know what they say, ‘devils of a feather flock together’, or something like that.

American shill journalists GUILTY of conspiring with the Chinese Communist Party to push CCP propaganda
Treason is defined in the Constitution as levying war against the US or ‘adhering’ to its enemies. More than a dozen US journalists, from nearly every mass media (fake news) outlet, including CNN, NYT, MSNBC, WaPo, and more, have been caught red-handed in a pay-for-play agreement with the Communist Chinese Party. The journalists all agreed to write positive pieces about Communist China, in exchange for lavish trips around the world.

Germany Has Allied With Russia Against the United States! Stunning Revelations!!!
In 2014, I reported  Britain only had an energy storage buffer estimated to meet about 16 days of energy demands. What lies beyond 16 days under the present set of circumstances. The emergency British reduction in energy usage would be imposed through rationing and denial of service to non-essential entities and service. In contrast, i reported that Germany had 77 days of energy reserves and France has 88 days. However, none of these nations have enough energy reserves to get through a winter without Russian supplies of natural gas.  That is when the betrayal of America began.

At The So-Called ‘George Floyd Square’ In Minneapolis, Black-Owned Businesses Beg Police For Protection From Democrats And BLM Terrorists 
How’s this for irony? Black and minority-owned businesses in Minneapolis have been all but wiped out, not from police brutality, but from the riots and devastation caused by the Black Lives Matter protestors. So much so, that once-thriving black-owned businesses are closing and going bankrupt because of Black Lives Matter.

Biden Regime Ignores Kids In Cages, But Gives Them Free Copies Of Kamala’s Book
Photographs reveal that, despite Vice President Kamala Harris being tasked by the Biden administration to tackle the flood of illegal immigrants at the southern border – which Joe Biden describes as a crisis, but the White House does not – she is instead giving unaccompanied minors, who are living in cages, copies of her children’s book.

‘Prolific’ offenders help drive 46% surge in SF burglaries
San Francisco police are having trouble keeping up with a roughly 46 percent surge in home and commercial burglaries this year that authorities suspect is being driven in part by chronic offenders.

Loopy Biden Admin Invites Young Mexican Communist to Crap All Over US and Push Marxism at their Online Climate Conference
On Friday the Biden administration gave an international stage to crackpot activist, Xiye Bastida, an 18-year-old Mexican-Indigenous climate justice activist and avowed Communist who now resides in New York City. This was such an international embarrassment that it made the news in Australia.

New Mexico Restores Indoor Worship Services to Maximum Capacity
New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham allowed places of worship around the state to operate at maximum capacity, coming about a year after the state started limiting capacity due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

DISTURBING! Vaccine Zoomed With Microscope Appears To Show Living Cells/Organisms Mixed In
Laboratory footage of what is alleged to be Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine shows puzzled German scientists debating what exactly they’re looking at under the microscope, as apparently organisms separate from the viral particles are discovered.

Source: 26 Apr 2021 – Rapture Ready

Apostasy Watch Monday 4-26-21

Jordan Standridge –  God Detests the Worship of the Wicked

Benny Hinn Loses $3 Million Lawsuit to Mail Order Company

Charismatic Prophetess Says God took Moses Time Traveling When he ‘Hid in Cleft of Rock’

John Ortberg’s Former Megachurch Terminates Worship Leader for Soliciting Nude Photos

Southern Baptist Leader to Join Globalist Elitist, George W. Bush, to Push Open Borders Agenda

Bradenton family may spend life in prison after ‘church’ sold bleach as COVID-19 cure

Canadian Police Return With SWAT to Local Church Run by Artur Pawlowski

Conservatives plan for a new church after United Methodism splits over homosexuality debate

The Preachers ’n’ Sneakers Trend is Alive and Well and Spawning Merch

Seattle Antifa Hate Group Threatens to Burn Down Church Over Event With Charlie Kirk

Pastors Welcome Rise in Private and Homeschooling in Black Communities

No Joke! Facebook Penalized The Babylon Bee for Making Fun of Rioters

‘Modern Day Eugenics’: Florida House Passes Bill Banning Abortions Based On Disability

Biden Admin Tries to Force Doctors, Hospitals to Perform Gender Transition Surgeries Even if They Object

Blinken Will Allow Embassies to Fly LGBTQ Pride Flag on Same Pole as U.S. Flag

LifeSite News launches Petition to Cancel Pope’s Morally  Rotten Conference

Shock in Jerusalem community as ‘rabbi’ outed as undercover Christian missionary

New Chinese Decree Tells Religious Leaders to ‘Support the Communist Party’

Source: Daily News and Commentary (apostasywatch.com)

Thousands encounter Jesus at tent meeting in Springfield, MissouriPosted: 26 Apr 2021 07:41 AM PDT(OPINION) ETH – Multitudes have reportedly been saved, healed, and delivered during Sean Feucht’s “Let Us Worship” tour. Feucht continues to bring a powerful message to those suffering from despair, urging them to let go of their burdens and seek solace in the Holy Spirit.The latest gathering was in Springfield, Missouri where thousands of worshippers packed into a tent on Friday night to sing and worship with Feucht and his team.Continue reading Thousands encounter Jesus at tent meeting in Springfield, Missouri at End Time Headlines.
Thousands Saved as Revival Sweeps NigeriaPosted: 26 Apr 2021 07:05 AM PDT(OPINION) Charisma – If you have not traveled overseas much, or not lately, make sure Nigeria is one of your first destinations when you do. It is simply shocking to witness a modern revival as it is unfolding and to see its far-reaching implications.As a backdrop, let me describe for you what has happened in the past 30 years. Nigeria has a population of 205 million people, by far the largest in Africa.Continue reading Thousands Saved as Revival Sweeps Nigeria at End Time Headlines.
Scientists claim aliens likely lurking under surface of MarsPosted: 26 Apr 2021 06:58 AM PDT(OPINION) ETH – Researchers have come forward with some interesting claims that aliens are probably lurking underground on the planet Mars. According to the report from TheSun, the researchers believe that rocks beneath the Red Planet’s wind-swept crust have a perfect chemical balance to support life when combined with water.One of these researchers, named Jesse Tarnas, of Nasa’s Jet Propulsion Lab, stated: “We don’t know whether life ever got started beneath the surface of Mars but, if it did, we think there would be ample energy there to sustain it right up to today.Continue reading Scientists claim aliens likely lurking under surface of Mars at End Time Headlines.
Police are retiring in droves, ‘recruiting crisis,’ and applications reach ‘historical low’Posted: 26 Apr 2021 06:39 AM PDT(ETH) – There is now a massive shortage happening in the Philadelphia Police Department who currently has a reported 268 vacancies and is expecting even more shortages in the near future.“From Jan. 1 through Thursday, 79 Philadelphia officers have been accepted into the city’s Deferred Retirement Option Program, meaning they intend to retire within four years, according to Mayor Jim Kenney’s office,” the Philadelphia Inquirer reported. “During the same time period last year, just 13 officers had been accepted into the program, the office said.”“It’s the perfect storm.Continue reading Police are retiring in droves, ‘recruiting crisis,’ and applications reach ‘historical low’ at End Time Headlines.
Arkansas mother of 5 fired after not receiving COVID-19 vaccinePosted: 26 Apr 2021 06:25 AM PDT(ETH) – An Arkansas mother of five children has just been fired after refusing to be vaccinated with the covid vaccine.According to the report from TheBaze, Samantha Wise told KARK-TV that she was fired from her job at Harvest Cannabis Dispensary in Conway on March 3rd when her supervisors became aware that she was not going to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.“They actually did it — they really fired me — I didn’t think it was really going to happen,” Wise told KARK.Continue reading Arkansas mother of 5 fired after not receiving COVID-19 vaccine at End Time Headlines.
Should We Be Bracing Ourselves For “The Beginning Of Sorrows”?Posted: 25 Apr 2021 07:23 PM PDT(OPINION) MS – If things are so wonderful, then why do so many people feel a deep sense of unease about what is ahead?  I think that the reason why our society is so obsessed with apocalyptic movies and television shows is that most of us realize on some level that we are living in an apocalyptic generation.As I have been documenting in my articles over the last several months, the clock is ticking for humanity. Continue reading Should We Be Bracing Ourselves For “The Beginning Of Sorrows”? at End Time Headlines.
Canadian police confront church again to serve notice of violation of coronavirus orders.Posted: 25 Apr 2021 07:11 PM PDT(OPINION) ETH – Candian police officers armed with weapons have reportedly shown up again at the front door of a Canadian church to serve notice that the Church was violating coronavirus orders by the Government, only to be met by the pastor who ordered them to leave the property.“I do not cooperate with Gestapo,” said Artur Pawlowski, pastor of The Cave of Adullam in Canada. “I do not talk to the Nazis.Continue reading Canadian police confront church again to serve notice of violation of coronavirus orders. at End Time Headlines.
Bible expert claims carving of a dinosaur-like creature on 500-year-old tomb proves dinosaurs once roamed Earth alongside manPosted: 25 Apr 2021 06:51 PM PDT(OPINION) ETH – One Bible expert has come forward to claim that a recent discovery of a brass carving of a dinosaur-like creature adorning a 500-year-old tomb in a cathedral located in England can absolutely prove that dinosaurs once roamed the Earth alongside man which destroys the theory of evolution.Despite the narrative of scientists stating that dinosaurs’ rule on Earth ending some 66 million years ago, “Young Earth Creationists” have presented a different theory based on certain interpretations of Biblical Chronology, stating that the planet’s age can be determined by tracing the lineage of mankind from the creation of Adam and Eve in Genesis to the birth of Jesus Christ in the New Testament.Continue reading Bible expert claims carving of a dinosaur-like creature on 500-year-old tomb proves dinosaurs once roamed Earth alongside man at End Time Headlines.
Iran army chief threatens to ‘teach Israel a good lesson’Posted: 25 Apr 2021 06:10 PM PDT(ETH) – The chief of Iran’s Armed Forces, Mohammad Bagheri just threatened to “teach Israel a very good lesson,” in what appears to be a threat of retaliation after Iran has accused Israel of being behind a reported attack on an Iranian tanker off Syria’s coast.Bagheri told reporters: “We don’t announce anything about the incidents that happened recently, nor do we know who did it, but the Resistance Front will teach Israel a very good lesson,” according to several Iranian journalists.Continue reading Iran army chief threatens to ‘teach Israel a good lesson’ at End Time Headlines.
SpaceX starship encounters near miss with UFO, Astronauts were told to prepare for impactPosted: 25 Apr 2021 05:38 PM PDT(ETH) – A new report has revealed that the SpaceX starship encountered a near-miss with a UFO where astronauts on board were reportedly told to buckle up and prepare for impact.In details of the report from The Sun, While en route to the International Space Station (ISS) after a successful launch in Florida, four crew members were notified that they could soon collide with an unknown object.The crew reportedly had no time to perform an avoidance maneuver but instead, astronauts onboard SpaceX’s recycled Crew Dragon capsule, the Endeavour, were warned to put on their pressurized suits in case there was a collision, according to details from Futurism.Continue reading SpaceX starship encounters near miss with UFO, Astronauts were told to prepare for impact at End Time Headlines.

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100 Days of ‘Unity’

President Biden never intended to unify the country. Instead, he’s ramming through the Left’s agenda.

Nate Jackson

Joe Biden is no Donald Trump. Breaking news, we know. That was a feature, not a bug, for 81 million Americans in the 2020 election, however many asterisks come with that vote total. As President Joe “Unity” Biden marks 100 days in office, let’s check in on some of the big differences.

But first, we’ll preface it by saying that Biden was elected on an unearned reputation as a moderate and as a competent man who could calm the chaos of the Trump years. The truth is that Biden’s a party man, and his party is decidedly and radically left-wing these days. As for competence, well, let’s just say the 78-year-old non compos mentis Biden is not really the one running the show. We suspect it’s often President-in-Waiting Kamala Harris.

The Biden-Harris administration’s work so far has primarily been to undo the myriad achievements of the Trump-Pence administration, whether in the domestic or foreign policy arenas.

The ChiCom Virus pandemic is one example where Biden hasn’t so much undone President Trump’s work as dishonestly claimed credit for it. The prevailing example of that is the COVID vaccine. Biden made grand-sounding pledges and boasted of vaccine successes that in reality were merely taking the baton he was given. All he had to do was not screw up the plan.

Perhaps the biggest exception was rejoining the World Heath Organization, the lying Chinese puppet that Trump wisely left.

When it comes to the economy, Biden has used the pandemic as an excuse to expand Big Government income redistribution. Whether the direct payments most Americans received, pausing student loan payments, restricting evictions and foreclosures, or just straight up taxpayer giveaways to leftist constituent groups, the Biden-Harris administration is using the coronavirus as the justification for massive transfers of wealth. Next up will be tax hikes galore, all on the premise of “fairness” (read: envy).

On climate change, which leftists insist is the biggest crisis facing the world, Team Biden-Harris has been particularly destructive. From destroying the Keystone Pipeline (and thousands of good jobs) to rejoining the Paris Agreement to pushing the Green New Deal, “moderate” Joe is merely enacting the ecofascists’ agenda to remake the economy in the name of slowing a small projected increase in global temperatures.

The biggest changes have come on the immigration front. Whereas climate is largely a manufactured crisis, immigration has become a created one. By summarily overturning many of Trump’s rules or actions on refugees, asylum, building a border wall, or practicing enforcement in general, Biden has generated a border crisis that neither he nor his lackeys in the Leftmedia will honestly address. And his “border czar,” Kamala Harris, isn’t going anywhere near the border — or the press for that matter.

We haven’t the space here to discuss guns, packing the Supreme Court and the SenateHR 1, “infrastructure,” the sickening racism of the Left, or a host of other things Biden is doing.

“Unity”? Biden certainly made a show of pledging it during his Inaugural Address. But with all of the above and more, it’s hard to find him even half-heartedly trying to foster it. He’s routinely shunned Republican input, and everything of consequence Congress has done has been without any or almost any GOP support.

“If I look at the 100 days, it’s more like a bait-and-switch,” said House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy. President Biden has “governed as a socialist.”

Don’t take his word for it. Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez gives Biden kudos because he has “definitely exceeded expectations” in terms of “collaboration with progressives.” That could be called a lot of things. “Unity” isn’t one of them.

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Tim Scott Gets Black-Republicanized

The Washington Post’s “fact-check” of the senator was little more than a racist smear.

Douglas Andrews

South Carolina Senator Tim Scott is a dangerous man. Which is why the Left can’t decide whether to ignore him or smear him.

Scott was raised in poverty by a single mom, went on to graduate from Charleston Southern University, built a successful small business, and eventually won election to the U.S. House of Representatives before becoming the first black politician since Reconstruction to represent a southern state in the U.S. Senate. That’s a pretty impressive life story for a guy whose grandfather dropped out of elementary school to pick cotton on the family farm.

For The Washington Post’s resident “fact-checker,” Glenn Kessler, though, the story is too good to be true. And with Scott having been tabbed by GOP leadership to deliver the Republican Party’s response to President Joe Biden’s first speech to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday, the Post obviously felt Scott could no longer be ignored. Which meant smearing him.

As Kessler writes, “Our research reveals a more complex story than what Scott tells audiences. Scott’s grandfather’s father was also a substantial landowner — and Scott’s grandfather, Artis Ware, worked on that farm. Scott’s family history in South Carolina offers a fascinating window into a little-known aspect of history in the racist South following the Civil War and in the immediate aftermath of slavery — that some enterprising Black families purchased property as a way to avoid sharecropping and achieve a measure of independence from White-dominated society.”

We should note, first, that Kessler’s article is behind the Post’s paywall. That means hardly anyone is going to read it beyond the ominous headline: “Tim Scott often talks about his grandfather and cotton. There’s more to that tale.”

In fact, there isn’t much more to the tale.

As The Federalist’s Jordan Davidson writes, “Using the guise of a ‘fact-check,’ Kessler spent nearly 30 paragraphs analyzing census documents and other records to try to counteract Scott’s claims that his grandfather left elementary school to pick cotton and ‘never learned to read or write.’”

Davidson continues, “While the article sets out to prove Scott wrong, it confirms the narrative that the senator has repeated in his book and from the political podium multiple times. While Scott believed his grandfather, Artis Ware, dropped out of school in third grade, Kessler claimed to have uncovered that Ware may have left school in the fourth grade, a slight inconsistency which even Kessler admitted could occur because the records are old.”

Stop the presses! Senator Scott’s grandfather may have dropped out of school after the fourth grade instead of the third grade!

As Dana Loesch tweeted, “The white leftists trying to nullify Tim Scott’s family’s experience out of anger that they moved up in life and he became Republican are the same ones who defended Elizabeth Warren’s wholly baseless claim of indigenous ancestry.”

Mollie Hemingway was a bit more blunt in her analysis of Kessler’s piece: “What in the everliving bleep is wrong with you?”

Perhaps the most damning indictment of Kessler’s “fact-check,” though, comes from Kessler himself. “Scott tells a tidy story packaged for political consumption,” he cynically writes, as if Scott was the first pol to ever do so, “but a close look shows how some of his family’s early and improbable success gets flattened and written out of his biography. Against heavy odds, Scott’s ancestors amassed relatively large areas of farmland, a mark of distinction in the Black community at the time. Scott, moreover, does not mention that his grandfather worked on his father’s farm — a farm that was expanded through land acquisitions even during the Great Depression, when many other Black farmers were forced out of business.”

So there’s really no story here, folks. Just another Leftmedia smear job against a black conservative. Same ol’ same ol’.

As for his upcoming address, Scott is his typical optimistic self. “I’m excited and honored for this opportunity to address the nation,” he said. “We face serious challenges on multiple fronts, but I am as confident as I have ever been in the promise and potential of America. I look forward to having an honest conversation with the American people and sharing Republicans’ optimistic vision for expanding opportunity and empowering working families.”

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Hollywood’s Boring ‘Woke’ Oscars

Leftist identity politics and anti-cop messaging ran through the long, nearly unwatchable event.

Thomas Gallatin

For everyone who missed it last night, Hollywood celebrated its 93rd Academy Awards. Given recent trends, “everyone who missed it” would be most folks. Nevertheless, it’s apparent that, for all its loudly declared concerns over “inclusivity,” Hollywood has failed to include the interests of the vast majority of the American public.

“Exclusivity” was a better word to describe yet another abysmally “woke” Oscars. As the New York Post’s Johnny Oleksinski put it, “If you opened the window and listened closely Sunday night, you could hear it: the sound of millions of remote controls changing the channel during the 2021 Oscars.”

But it wasn’t just the over-the-top and yet somehow monotonous leftist messaging, which has turned so many Americans off of Hollywood and the Oscars. It was also the fact that, as USA Today’s Kelly Lawler observed, “The producers apparently forgot one of the key elements of filmmaking: Show, don’t tell.” In other words, it was a boring program arduously progressing through all the obligatory “woke” issues.

It has become increasingly apparent that Hollywood has severed itself from what made it so big in the first place: entertainment. It’s now little more than an institutional leftist shill, touting “diversity” and “inclusivity” but being completely devoid of genuine diversity of opinion and thought. It’s like an orchestra with a complete complement of musicians capable of playing an array of instruments, but that only ever plays one tune.

Of course, the Leftmedia praised the event as “innovative,” a humorous way to get around the fact that producers attempted to hold an in-person award ceremony while also social distancing due to California’s COVID restrictions. And it might have worked if it weren’t for the commitment to radical leftist virtue signals.

Last night’s hostess, actress Regina King, explained in her opening monolog how the show was being done in person with everyone “vaxxed, tested, retested, [and] socially distanced.” Then, just to keep the “systemic racism” narrative going, she added, “I have to be honest, if things had gone differently this week in Minneapolis, I would have traded in my heels for marching boots.”

On that same narrative, director Travon Free, who received the award for best live-action short, stated, “Today the police will kill three people and tomorrow the police will kill three people, and the day after that the police will kill three people. On average the police in America every day kill three people. Those people have been disproportionately black people. … I ask that you please not be indifferent. Please don’t be indifferent to our pain.” Never mind any of the reasons for those statistics…

Finally, why should any of us care what Hollywood is doing or who and what celebrities are honoring? It’s a fair question, as Hollywood has long dismissed and derided conservatives as a bunch of racist bigots who deserve nothing but ridicule. However, it’s important to observe what these cultural influencers are preaching, if only to be informed so as to be better prepared to confront and challenge their message when your neighbors or your kids parrot the same thing.

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About That OTHER Knife Fight in Ohio

You didn’t hear about it, and here’s why.

Mark Alexander

Did you hear about that knife fight in Ohio? No, not that one; the other one. The question is rhetorical because most likely you did not hear about the other one…

Last week, you heard plenty about the Minneapolis jury that rendered its guilty verdict against a white officer in the high-profile death of George Floyd. It found the officer guilty on murder and manslaughter charges, and, of course, the Biden/Harris regime and its Demo race-hustlers instantly declared the conviction was irrefutable proof that our justice system is consumed, top to bottom, with “systemic racism.”

That is a BIG Lie, and Demos once again used a dead man’s casket as a political stage to advance their socialist Democrat Party agenda.

Looking for their next “systemic racism” poster child, Demos found one in the police-involved shooting in Columbus, Ohio, on the same day as the Floyd verdict. Of course, you heard ad nauseam about a white police officer who made a split-second decision to use deadly force against a knife-wielding 16-year-old black girl who, as police body-cam footage clearly revealed, was about to stab another black girl she pinned against a car.

Joe Biden and his band of race-baiters immediately threw that officer to the wolves, implying the officer shot the assailant because of racist predispositions. The emotionally incontinent Leftmedia talkingheads generated plenty of ad revenue on that fallacious assertion, and the so-called Black Lives Matter cadres hit the streets. Naturally, leftist celebrities were quick to pile on.

However, plenty of evidence clearly showed this was a justifiable shooting and the officer saved a young black victim from life-threatening injury. Not a word of apology to that officer from Biden, et al.

What Biden and his Demo media and celebrity stooges did not mention is that, on the same day as the Columbus incident, there was another knife fight in Ohio. In that Cincinnati attack, no police officer was present in time to intervene and save the life of a black child. Consequently, a 13-year-old died in her father’s arms after being stabbed by another 13-year-old girl near the family’s home.

Her father, Maurice Jackson, was at her side moments after the assault. He responded with heartbreak and anguish: “I held her. I watched her as she died. I watched her, you know. All I could do was just hold her, hold her. I tried. I tried to stop the bleeding. The pain I’m feeling right now, it’s just, I can’t explain it. It’s very unexplainable. She should be burying me. I shouldn’t be burying her.”

Of course, the victim in Cincinnati does not fit the Demos’ hate narrative, and thus no Biden or Harris mention of that child, no BLM outcry for justice. This child was just another casualty of their urban poverty plantation policies that have kept poor people enslaved on government welfare plantations for generations.

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EXECUTIVE NEWS SUMMARY

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Health

  • FDA lifts Johnson & Johnson vaccine pause that never should have happened (Fox News)
  • New CDC guidance recommends pregnant people women get the COVID vaccine (CBS News)
  • India hits new COVID record with 352,991 infections (Fox News)
  • Malaria vaccine has striking early success after decades of disappointment (Science)

National Security

  • State Department social justice warriors allow embassies to fly pride flag on same pole as U.S. flag (Fox News)
  • DHS stops fines for illegal immigrants who fail to leave the U.S., cancels their debt (Daily Caller)
  • Biden declares slaughter of Armenians a genocide, posing test for U.S. ties with Turkey (NPR)
  • Military begins final withdrawal from Afghanistan (NY Times) | Exit creates new hurdles for counterterrorism operations (Washington Times)

Around the Nation

  • Portland’s incompetent Democrat mayor now begs public to help “unmask” members of “self-described anarchist mob” (Fox News)
  • Reckless Gavin Newsom to phase out fracking in 2024, end oil extraction in California by 2045 (Breitbart)
  • Indiana declares houses of worship essential services (Disrn)
  • Montana passes law that prohibits federal gun restrictions (Disrn)

Other Notables

Closing Arguments

  • Policy: Biden’s business tax hikes would be a self-inflicted mistake for America (Daily Signal)
  • Policy: Why wind and solar energy are doomed to failure (Power Line)
  • Satire: John Kerry gets China to agree to carbon-neutral invasion of Taiwan (White House Dossier)

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VIDEOS

  • Why Kamala Harris Must Not Become President — It’s obvious that Harris will soon replace Joe Biden. Here’s why her presidency is scary.
  • Breach of Trust: Return to Tribalism — When you no longer trust things that have been destroyed by the Left, then you can’t trust anyone beyond your immediate circle.
  • Is Communism Moral? — Capitalism has produced freedom and crushed poverty. Communism has produced poverty and crushed freedom. So why is there still a debate as to which system is more moral?

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SHORT CUTS

Insight: “There is in all of us a strong disposition to believe that anything lawful is also legitimate. This belief is so widespread that many persons have erroneously held that things are ‘just’ because the law makes them so.” —Frederic Bastiat (1801-1850)

For the record I: “It’s always funny to hear people speak about solar panels as if they were some sort of cutting-edge technology. The discovery of the photovoltaic effect goes back to 1888. President Jimmy Carter declared a national ‘Sun Day’ in 1978 and put 30 solar panels atop the White House. One of those panels is now on display at the Science and Technology Museum in China — not only the top producer of solar panels and carbon emissions but also the nation that would most benefit from the United States’ unilateral economic capitulation.” —David Harsanyi

For the record II: “It is the denial of the modern technology and competitive markets which continue to allow human beings to adapt to organic and anthropogenic changes in the environment. Even people who mimic doomsday rhetoric seem to understand this intuitively. The average American says they are willing to spend up to $177 a year to avoid climate change, not the approximately $177,000,000 per person it would cost to set arbitrary dates to get rid of a carbon-energy economy. … After shutting down a large chunk of its economy in 2020, and spending trillions to keep those affected afloat and avert a depression, the United States emissions only fell by 13%. Imagine what 50% might entail.” —David Harsanyi

Re: leftist fallacies: “If a 16-year-old is wielding a knife and trying to stab someone, you can’t kill her. Because she’s just a baby. But if a pre-born child is unarmed in the womb, you’re welcome to kill her. Because she’s not yet a baby. This is the logic of the left.” —Seth Dillon

Observations: “The armchair-quarterbacking of police shootings is, at this point, more recurrent and sustained than bad officers behaving badly. In postmodern society, the exceptions are being treated as the rule. The bad police officer is treated as the rule, and the good officer is the exception. People have failed to be nuanced and understand differences.” —Erick Erickson

Re: dezinformatsiya: “On Jan. 8, The New York Times reported that Officer Sicknick had died after being struck in the head with a fire extinguisher by violent Trump supporters. This story was quickly repeated by numerous other media outlets. Millions believed it. The story was false. … There will be no significant consequences to the Times for spreading a lie that divided and inflamed the country at a dangerous time. For all the moralizing about people ‘spreading misinformation’ on social media, the biggest spreaders of misinformation in America are the liberal media, the Times above all.” —Glenn H. Reynolds

Non compos mentis: “Given that GOP supporters believe that rampaging mobs burned and looted major cities — somehow without the people actually living in those cities noticing — getting them to see facts about something as abstract as the deficit is a hopeless cause.” —New York Times columnist Paul Krugman

Corporate wokism: “Stopping the continued killing of Black and Brown people at the hands of the police demands we divest from police and invest in systems that build community health and well-being, especially in BIPOC communities who bear the biggest burden of systemic racism in policing. We support defunding the police like we support keeping fossil fuels in the ground. It’s imperative we divest from systems of harm and invest in regenerative systems for all.” —Seventh Generation

And last… “If you are very concerned about Washington D.C. residents not having a senator, let’s make them citizens of Virginia or Maryland. Oh, wait, that wouldn’t accomplish your actual purpose of adding two more Democratic Senators?” —Ben Shapiro

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‘America Is Under Siege’: Former Gov. Scott Walker Takes on Cancel Culture

Former Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has a history of swimming upstream, politically speaking. First, as a conservative in Wisconsin. And now he’s taking on the growing “Cancel Culture” in an effort to reach today’s students.

Seth Rich bombshell: Someone ‘wanted to pay or actually paid a lot of money’ to murder him | WND

Seth Rich

The FBI, in its release of heavily redacted documents regarding murdered Democratic National Committee employee Seth Rich, has included a cryptic “pay for his death” note.

Rich was the DNC employee who was shot and killed as he walked to his Washington, D.C., home at about 4 a.m. on July 10, 2016. There was evidence of a struggle, with his hands, knees and face bruised, yet he had two shots in his back. Police determined it was a robbery, but his wallet and other items were not taken. Two weeks later, WikiLeaks began releasing DNC emails damaging to Hillary Clinton, and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange mentioned Rich on Dutch TV: “Whistleblowers go to significant efforts to get us material and often very significant risks. There’s a 27-year-old, works for the DNC, was shot in the back, murdered just a few weeks ago for unknown reasons as he was walking down the street in Washington.”

Now, One America News reports the FBI’s release of records in reponse to a Freedom of Information Act request “appear to show that an undisclosed entity either wanted to pay or actually paid a lot of money to get Seth Rich killed.”

An FBI document dated Nov. 7, 2017, states: “Given [redacted] it is conceivable that an individual or group would want to pay for his death.”

It follows a document titled “Case opening & Summary,” which is heavily redacted.

There is a reference to a “Dark web threat,” and the explanation is: “A company called [redacted] was conducting research for an unrelated, non-law enforcement client and came upon a site called [redacted]. This site listed [redacted] as a target. On November 5, 2017, [redacted] felt an obligation to take action so they notified NYPD who in turn, contacted the Boston Regional Intelligence Center (BRIC). Boston FBI attempted to contact [redacted] the same day and made successful contact on November 6,2017.”

The OAN reported said: “Democrats and mainstream media have baselessly dismissed Rich’s murder as a ‘conspiracy theory’ and claimed it was a robbery, although none of his valuable items was taken. However, FBI documents appear to suggest Rich could have been a victim of foul play tied to D.C. politics.”

Murdered DNC staffer Seth Rich (Photo: GoFundMe)

Debbie Georgatos, host of “America, Can We Talk?’ noted: “The area within the DNC where Seth Rich was working was one where he would have had access and been able to see what the Democrat Party was doing, [and] just as it happened in 2020, was happening in 2016 election. Which was the electronic manipulation of voter tabulation software, or, in plain English: Electronic manipulation of votes.”

Rich survived for about an hour after he was shot but was heavily intoxicated and unable to provide police with a statement, the report said.

The Gateway Pundit noted the FBI previously had denied there were any documents on Rich’s death.

WND columnist and author Jack Cashill pointed out that according to a lawyer who has investigated the case, Ty Clevenger, a government watchdog had “inadvertently obtained records about Mr. Rich by requesting communications between FBI lawyer Lisa Page and supervisory agent Peter Strzok.”

Cashill said the “header in the heavily redacted email string is ‘Seth Rich’ and in one email Agent Strzok boasts about having ‘squashed’ something pertaining to Mr. Rich.”

“Clevenger also said famed journalist Seymour Hersh reported a high-ranking FBI official said communications between Rich and Wikileaks exist,” Cashill said.

Source: Seth Rich bombshell: Someone ‘wanted to pay or actually paid a lot of money’ to murder him

Iran’s foreign minister says John Kerry told him about Israeli covert operations in Syria

Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif claimed in leaked audio that then-Secretary of State John Kerry informed him of more than 200 Israeli operations in Syria.

Source: Iran’s foreign minister says John Kerry told him about Israeli covert operations in Syria

Give Biden 4 Brand New Supreme Court Picks? ‘No Way’ Say Most Americans

A new survey reveals that packing the Supreme Court, an initiative endorsed by Democrats in Congress gets little support from voters. In fact, two-thirds of Americans said they oppose the idea.

Source: Give Biden 4 Brand New Supreme Court Picks? ‘No Way’ Say Most Americans

What Is Critical Race Theory?

Have you heard of Critical Race Theory? If you haven’t, you will. It’s coming to a high school, college, or workplace diversity training session near you. What do you need to know about it, and what can you do to stop it?

https://www.prageru.com/video/what-is-critical-race-theory/

Source: What Is Critical Race Theory?

Tyler Perry Asks America To “Stand In The Middle” And “Refuse Hate” In Oscars Speech

Actor and director Tyler Perry made an emotional plea for Americans to “stand in the middle” and reject hate of all sorts while accepting a humanitarian award at this year’s Academy Awards ceremony. He recalled being homeless and his mother’s experience growing up under Jim Crow. “It is my hope that all of us would teach our kids, and not only to remember, just refuse hate.

Source: Tyler Perry Asks America To “Stand In The Middle” And “Refuse Hate” In Oscars Speech