Daily Archives: May 1, 2021

May 1 Evening Quotes of The Day

Hypocrites Do Not See Their Own Blindness
Proverbs 12:20; Jeremiah 17:9; Matthew 23:25–28; Mark 7:6; Luke 11:39–40

The hypocrite has not the knowledge of his own blindness, and the deceitfulness of his own heart, and that mean opinion of his own understanding, that the true saint has. Those that are deluded with false discoveries and affections are evermore highly conceited of their light and understanding.

JONATHAN EDWARDS

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

The Spirit Convinces that Scripture is the Word of God
Luke 24:25; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; Hebrews 11:3

Then only … does Scripture suffice to give a saving knowledge of God when its certainty is founded on the inward persuasion of the Holy Spirit. Still the human testimonies which go to confirm it will not be without effect, if they are used in subordination to that chief and highest proof, as secondary helps to our weakness. But it is foolish to attempt to prove to infidels that the Scripture is the Word of God. This it cannot be known to be, except by faith.

JOHN CALVIN

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

Your Faithfulness Endures | Truth For Life

 Life is full of uncertainty. The past year alone demonstrated how quickly things can change. Believers, however, can rest assured that God’s Word and faithfulness endure forever. Listen to Truth For Life as Alistair Begg examines this reliable promise.

Listen…

Source: Your Faithfulness Endures

Introduction to the month of May — Reformed Perspective

What does it look like to live in the midst of a pagan culture that does not honour or listen to God?

What insights are there for us when we face a future that is filled with reports of hardship and unsettling predictions? The oracles of God and the testimony of Daniel and his three friends in the Book of Daniel are very relevant to the times in which we are living. This story of faith in the midst of fiery trials is a powerful lesson for all who face hardship and fears while walking by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

This month we will read the first four chapters and reflect on the message of Daniel – a vivid and descriptive book filled with visions, dramatic moments, and the ultimate reassurance that the LORD is sovereign over all things.

There are several remarkable characters in these pages of Scripture and every one of them has a message to tell us in our time of awaiting the end of our pilgrimage (1 Peter 2:11-12). You will meet villains who oppose the LORD and His anointed (Psalm 2:2). You will meet a few good men and follow along with their growth in character and holiness before God while in exile (Psalm 1:1-2). You will meet the Lord’s messengers who bring words of light to a people who walk in the midst of much darkness (Psalm 104:1-4).

If you would like to explore the message of Daniel in more depth this month, I would recommend to you the Bible commentaries written by Sinclair Ferguson (The Preacher’s Commentary Vol 21) and Iain Duguid (Reformed Expository Commentary). Both of these gifted teachers have also recorded sermons on the book of Daniel which can be found on the monergism.com website.

Our prayer is that we will see more fully the way that God’s people can have hope and confidence in the work of Jesus for us as sinners in need of God’s mercy and grace.

How could this be happening to me?

Praise our God, all you his servants, you who fear him, small and great. – Revelation 19:5

Scripture reading: Revelation 19:4-8Daniel 1:1-6

In the midst of the hardships brought about by this ongoing global pandemic, the Lord’s Word provides us with a powerful reminder that He is in control of all things. He is sovereign. Everything which happens, He has willed for it to happen. If your life has been upended by the events of the past year, there is comfort in knowing that you are not alone.

Nothing in this world happens to us by chance. Rather, the Lord our God is actively caring for us through the trials of our lives. This is an important theme that helps us to understand the story of Daniel and the exiles who went to Babylon from Judah in the 7th century BC.

As we read through Daniel together this month, I hope you will remember the words of praise that John the Apostle hears in the heavenly places in Revelation 19:5. The people of God rejoice because they can see the full picture and they are sure that the Lord will triumph! The LORD is to be praised because He is strong to save. We also, while reading of hardships to be endured by God’s people, can know that there is an end in sight to everything which God has said will take place, until His name is fully glorified and His people are able to enter into our everlasting resting place with God.

Suggestions for prayer

Praise God for being the One who comforts us in all our affliction. Pray for the humility to submit to God’s will for our lives and to rejoice that He is the most important character in our life story.

Rev. Norman Van Eeden Petersman is the pastor of the Vancouver Associated Presbyterian Church and he is the husband of Rosanna and father of Elliott. Prior to being ordained in the Associated Presbyterian Church, he was the pastor of Adoration United Reformed Church in Ontario. This daily devotional is also available in a print edition you can buy at Nearer to God Devotional.

Introduction to the month of May — Reformed Perspective

Confident In God’s Promises — Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

“Then Caleb silenced the people before Moses and said, ‘We should go up and take possession of the land, for we can certainly do it.’”  Numbers 13:30 (NIV)

God wants you confident in the truth that, through him, all things are possible.

Every day of your life, you have a choice:

  • You can focus on the bigness of the giants that stand before you, or …
  • You can focus on the bigness of the one, true God who is pouring his strength into you.

Your focus will determine your behaviour, and it will influence your faith.

When the Israelites first approached the borders of Canaan, Moses sent scouts into the Promised Land to assess the situation. Ten of the scouts came back with reports that focused on the giants in the land, men so big and powerful the scouts feared they could not be defeated.

However, two of the scouts remained focused on the promise from God that he would hand the land over to the Israelites. One of those scouts, Caleb, silenced the others when he said,

We should go up and take possession of the land, for we can certainly do it” Numbers 13:30b (NIV).

He was focused on the magnitude of God, not the magnitude of any giant challenges ahead. Today you may see many giants that challenge your faith — giants of time and energy, finances and resources, fear and faithlessness.

God wants you to be confident that he’s pouring his strength into you so you can do whatever it takes to defeat these giants. God says you can take possession of an abundant life because he is with you.

By seeing his hand sweep away the personal giants in your life, you’ll be even more confident that you can do all things through him who strengthens you (Philippians 4:13).

Thoughts:
•    What giants are you facing today?
•    Meditate on the greatness or “bigness” of God. How do your problems compare?

By Jon Walker
Used by Permission


FURTHER READING

•  A Bible Study on Waiting on God
•  Hearing God’s Voice – a Study by Charles Stanley

Learn more about knowing Jesus at: https://thoughts-about-god.com/four-laws/

Confident In God’s Promises — Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

The Trust Factor — Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding”. Proverbs 3:5 (Amplified)

My husband has always been a gifted leader and has the God given ability to mobilize and motivate a team around him. He recognizes their strengths and helps them work together as a team.

Through the many years of leadership, he has offered leadership and team building seminars for his teams, so they would grow in their leadership and team building skills.

On one occasion, the team was doing outdoor exercises to help strengthen their trust in each other. Later in the day, the instructor asked each of them, in turn, to stand on a table and fall backwards—into the arms of two of his teammates. One member was unable to do it. He could not trust that his team members would catch him.

Trust is an important element in relationships if they are to develop– whether it is marriage, family or career.

The Bible tells us to trust God. To lean and be confident in Him. It also tells us “The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms.” Deuteronomy 33:27 Many times we are afraid to “fall backwards into His arms”. And yet, He loves us, He’s always present, He’s all-powerful and good. Doesn’t make sense, does it?

May the Lord help us to trust Him more.

by Katherine Kehler
Used by Permission


FURTHER READING

•   Heart Fully Committed to Him
•  (God is) Stronger than a Crocodile

Learn more about knowing Jesus at: https://thoughts-about-god.com/four-laws/

The Trust Factor — Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

May 1 Afternoon Quotes of The Day

Examine Yourself before Taking on Leadership
Luke 14:28; James 3:1

No one would venture to undertake the building of a house were he not an architect, nor will any one attempt the cure of sick bodies who is not a skilled physician; but even though many urge him, will beg off, and will not be ashamed to own his ignorance; and shall he who is going to have the care of so many souls entrusted to him, not examine himself beforehand?

JOHN CHRYSOSTOM

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

Who Crucified Jesus?
Isaiah 53:12; Hebrews 6:6; 1 Peter 2:24

The demons did not crucify Him, but you together with them crucified Him and still crucify Him by taking delight in vices and sins.

FRANCIS OF ASSISI

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

1 May 2021 News Briefing

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Ehud Olmert to ‘Post’: We are on the way to another Intifada – opinion
The events that have transpired in Jerusalem these last few days are not a coincidental occurrence that will disappear so quickly. We are on the brink of a violent awakening that could intensify and lead to violence and acts of terrorism on our streets. These clashes could end in a significant number of casualties, among both Palestinians and Israelis.

Next major war will be ‘very different,’ US defense secretary says
The United States needs to prepare for a potential future conflict bearing little resemblance to “the old wars” that have long consumed the Pentagon, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said Friday in his first significant policy speech. Austin called for harnessing technological advances and better integrating military operations globally to “understand faster, decide faster and act faster.”

Over 100 million adults in US fully vaccinated for COVID-19
The number of U.S. residents who are fully vaccinated…reached 100 million on Friday…That represents 30.5% of the total population and 39% of adults…In the last two weeks, the rate of vaccinations has declined. Vaccinations…seven-day average was over 3.3 million. It is now at about 2.5 million, a decline of 24%. First-time vaccinations have fallen an even faster 42%, from nearly 2 million on April 13 to less than 1.1 million today.

Yangtze storm: Violent winds kill 11 in Nantong, China
At least 11 people are dead and 102 injured in a violent storm that hit eastern China on Friday evening. Those killed were blown into the Yangtze River or hit by falling trees and electricity poles, officials said. Another 11 people were in a fishing boat that capsized. Two were rescued, but nine others are still missing.

US and Nato start to formally withdraw troops from Afghanistan
The US has started formally withdrawing troops from Afghanistan, beginning the end of what President Joe Biden called “the forever war”. The US and Nato have had a presence in Afghanistan for almost 20 years. On Friday, Afghanistan, the US, China, Russia and Pakistan called for peace during the withdrawal, which is set to continue until 11 September.

Russian battleship seen entering Port Sudan
A Russian battleship has entered Port Sudan days after it was announced that the Russian naval base project was suspended, Sudanese media reported Saturday. It was reported that Sudan had suspended plans for Russia to open a naval logistics base in a key Red Sea port. The news was denied by Moscow.

Strong M6.6 earthquake hits near the east coast of Honshu, Japan
A strong earthquake registered by the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) as M6.6 hit off the coast of Miyagi Prefecture, Honshu, Japan at 01:27 UTC (10:27 JST) on May 1, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 60 km (37 miles). USGS is reporting M6.8 at a depth of 47 km (29 miles), EMSC M6.8 at a depth of 60 km.

Fatah declares “religious war” in Jerusalem; “We are Allah’s hand”
The horrific scenes of violence in Jerusalem this week as Jews were attacked in the capital’s streets are evidence of Arab youths acting as “Allah’s hand,” Fatah has said. Posting to Facebook earlier this week, Fatah shared a video featuring footage of Arabs kicking a Jew on the ground, Arabs ‎assaulting an ultra-Orthodox Jew, and other scenes of riots and fires in the ‎streets, over which a narrator commented: “There is an uprising ‎and intifada in Jerusalem.”

Former Israeli ambassadors say Kerry’s history of conflict with Israel lends weight to Iranian accusation
A false witness will not go unpunished; He who testifies lies will not escape. Proverbs 19:5. John Kerry, … continues to face a backlash over allegations that he may have provided Iranian foreign minister and nuclear negotiator Mohammad Javad Zarif inside information on Israeli military operations.

New audio translation backs up claim Kerry gave Zarif secret info on Israel
An independently analyzed translation of the leaked audiotape of Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif shows that he was unaware of secret Israeli airstrikes until former Secretary of State John Kerry gave him the information. These new details are in direct contradiction to claims by the State Department in defense of Kerry that the information was no longer classified and already in the public domain at the time of his conversation with Zarif, reported the Washington Free Beacon, who paid for an independent translation of the audiotape. In the tape, Zarif can be heard saying, “Kerry told me that Israel had launched 200 airstrikes against (Iran).” “You didn’t know?” asked the interviewer. “No, no,” said Zarif.

“Let’s Kill Some Cops”: Antifa Infiltrated By Undercover Trump Supporter, Recorded Plotting Attacks
Group leader: “It’s May Day, baby, like come out and take, take somethin’ over with us, I don’t, I don’t (bleep)-ing know.” Member: “Let’s kill people. (laughs)” Group Leader: “Let’s kill some cops.” Member: “Yeah.” In an exclusive report by ABC7, the Republican infiltrator provided a “target list” and recordings of the group’s planning sessions, which may be connected to recent acts of vandalism – including an incident at the former home of a defense witness in the Derek Chauvin trial.

The American Right Is The New Target Of Washington’s “War On Terror”
The security walls around the US Capitol may be removed, but the federal response to the January 6 protests has only just begun. The Democrats in Washington are determined to treat the incident as on par with the events of September 11, which may explain a troubling report about the potential use of the famed No Fly List. Since January there has been a concerted effort by Democrat leaders, former deep state officials, and America’s most despicable neoconservatives to push the Biden administration to utilize the power of the federal government against the supporters of Donald Trump.

The New Economic World Order After COVID-19
In the final analysis, the old order appears set to remain mostly unchanged especially at the top echelons.

Biden’s Anti-Eurasian Green Delusion And America’s Race To Irrelevance
The gods have certainly made those elites managing the west mad, but whether or not the entire world will have to pay the price of their insanity yet remains to be seen…

Only Those With Closed Eyes and Minds Don’t See the Genocide Coming As Biden Threatens America
Joe Biden referred to patriots and pro-Trump supporters as “enemies of the state” in his recent selective joint session of Congress address. This is in line with what we have seen from the extreme groups and individuals within the Democratic Party.

Destructive hail and tornadoes slam southern U.S., causing billion dollars worth of damage
Severe hailstorms and tornadoes pounded the southern U.S. on Wednesday and Thursday, April 28 and 29, 2021, leaving a trail of destruction. As a result, more than 28 000 customers were without power in Texas alone, and damages across the region amounted to a billion dollars.

German microbiologist calls coronavirus pandemic a “fake”
“The pandemic is a fake. It was based on a PCR test that was highly fallible. That means, dangerously inaccurate … giving false-positive data that unfortunately was taken as main diagnostic criteria,” Dr. Bhakdi told the New American magazine’s Senior Editor Alex Newman in a recent interview. “People who are not ill are tested with a test that is lying most of the time.”

Israel probing cases of HEART INFLAMMATION in people who received the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine
Israel is now investigating a number of adverse reactions in some of its citizens who got the Pfizer/BioNTech Wuhan coronavirus vaccine.

Biden’s political persecution against conservatives ramps up to include flight bans and solitary confinement without hope of bail
Conservatives believed that life would get harder for them if Joe Biden managed to win the White House, and they were right.

Food prices skyrocketing on soaring agriculture futures as prices for lumber, gas and other commodities climb amid lingering pandemic
In recent months, tens of millions of Americans have noticed another fallout from the seemingly never-ending COVID-19 pandemic: Higher prices for the goods they purchase most often, including food.

Gov. Whitmer declares the entire state of Michigan to be a VACCINE PRISON CAMP … obey or stay locked down forever
In a move that smacks of the Third Reich and the Holocaust, Michigan Gov. Whitmer, a malicious criminal and anti-American traitor, has just turned the entire state of Michigan into a vaccine prison camp. She has declared that gunpoint-enforced lockdowns will not end until up to 70% of the state’s adults surrender to being injected with a deadly depopulation bioweapon called a “covid vaccine.”

Florida passes election bill that would make changes to mail voting
The Florida Legislature passed a sweeping election bill Thursday night that would make significant changes to mail voting in the state after a record number of Floridians voted by mail in the 2020 election.

State department says Chinese solar panels are products of genocide, forced labor
The Department of State claims that solar panel makers in the Chinese region of Xinjiang employ victims of genocide and forced labor. Last January, then-Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) repression of the Uyghurs, a Muslim minority group native to Xinjiang, “genocide.”

Source: 1 May 2021 – Rapture Ready

Weekend Snapshot · May 1, 2021

Tim Scott Upstages Sleepy Joe
DOUGLAS ANDREWS

Joe Biden had the better backdrop, but Tim Scott had by far the more powerful and unifying message.

Joe Biden’s Not-So-Great Society
MICHAEL SWARTZ

There’s a coming crisis of dependence brought on by Democrats’ wealth-transfer policies.

Biden’s Address Was Full of LiesT
HOMAS GALLATIN

Joe spins a fantasy world where he and the Democrats are saving America, when just the opposite is the case.

Double the Capital Gains Tax to Crush the Economy
LOUIS DEBROUX

Joe Biden’s proposal is just the latest terrible idea coming from an extreme-left administration.

100 Days of ‘Unity’
NATE JACKSON

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

The Left’s Vile Attack on Tim Scott
DOUGLAS ANDREWS

The South Carolina Republican spoke the truth, stood up for America, and exposed the intolerant Left.

America Is Not Awash in ‘Systemic Racism’
THOMAS GALLATIN

Data indicates race relations in the U.S. are as good as ever, despite the Left’s bogus narrative.

Take Off the Mask
NATE JACKSON

At least when you’re outside, and especially if you’re vaccinated, it’s time.

Biden, Masks, and the American Sheeple
DOUGLAS ANDREWS

Joe Biden’s incoherent masking behavior seems to be ever more about control and ever less about science.

Our Cops Are Quitting in Droves
DOUGLAS ANDREWS

Under constant assault in the Left’s War on Cops, our nation’s Thin Blue Line is getting even thinner.

About That OTHER Knife Fight in Ohio
MARK ALEXANDER

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

Chauvin Trial Expert Witness in Mob Crosshairs
ARNOLD AHLERT

Why would any expert ever again testify in a politically charged case?

‘Capitol Insurrection’ v. Burn, Loot, and Murder Riots
MARK ALEXANDER

If not for double standards, Democrats would have NO standards.

SCOTUS Finally Takes a Critical Gun Case
THOMAS GALLATIN

The justices have agreed to take up a case involving Americans’ right to bear arms outside of their homes.

Gone With the Wind Power
BRIAN MARK WEBER

Neither wind nor solar energy have panned out quite as well as some folks keep insisting.

John Kerry: Anti-American Snitch
DOUGLAS ANDREWS

He claims he didn’t snitch on Israel to our nation’s sworn enemy, Iran, but the plain facts suggest otherwise.

Stacey Abrams: Liar and Cheat
DOUGLAS ANDREWS

The Georgia race-baiter conspired with USA Today to cover up her role in losing the $100 million MLB All-Star Game.

Census Sets Up a Potential Political Shift
LEWIS MORRIS

With people moving from blue states into red ones, future elections are going to get more interesting.

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK“I’m not sure if we need police reform so much as we need media reform because it’s been a decade of the media really telling lies about the state of policing in this country.” —Mollie Hemingway

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CNN Poll: 64% Say Voter ID Requirements Make Elections ‘More Fair’

A majority of Americans believe basic voter ID requirements, such as requiring a valid photo ID prior to casting a ballot, would make elections “more fair,” despite the steady stream of mischaracterizations from top Democrats, who contend that such requirements are oppressive and akin to the Jim Crow era.

Source: CNN Poll: 64% Say Voter ID Requirements Make Elections ‘More Fair’

Poll: Overwhelming Majority of Voters Not Impressed by Biden’s First 100 Days in Office

The honeymoon looks like it’s ending for President Joe Biden. In a new Rasmussen poll released on Thursday, just 36 percent of likely voters said they approved of the job the president is doing after his first 100 days. A further 44 percent said it had been a failure and 18 percent said it was… The post appeared first on The Western Journal .

Source: Poll: Overwhelming Majority of Voters Not Impressed by Biden’s First 100 Days in Office

Bill Maher now admits Russiagate was ‘reported erroneously’ after years of promoting Trump-Russia collusion narrative

Bill Maher now admits that the Russiagate story that he helped promulgate while Donald Trump was president had elements that were “reported erroneously.” The liberal TV talk show host made the admission on the latest episode of ” Real Time with Bill Maher .” There were hundreds of media outlets and some Democratic politicians that pushed conspiracy theories claiming Trump was colluding with the Russian government, including stories that the former U.S. president was a “handmaid” to Russian President Vladimir Putin because he was blackmailed by kompromat.

Source: Bill Maher now admits Russiagate was ‘reported erroneously’ after years of promoting Trump-Russia collusion narrative

Bible Apps and Christian WeChat Accounts Shut Down in China | Persecution

05/01/2021 China (International Christian Concern) – In a move to crack down on Christianity nationwide, the Chinese government is targeting the cyberspace— Bible Apps and Christian WeChat public accounts have been removed.

According to a tweet by Father Francis Liu from the Chinese Christian Fellowship of Righteousness, some decent Christian WeChat accounts are no longer available online. A few snapshots of Christian accounts’ landing page such as “Gospel League” and “Life Quarterly” no longer show any content.

Instead, a message reads “[We] received report that [this account] violates the ‘Internet User Public Account Information Services Management Provisions’ and its account has been blocked and suspended” is shown.

In the meantime, Bible Apps have been removed from App Store in China, while Bibles in hard copy are not available for sale online. Those who want to download Bible Apps have to use VPN to circumvent the Firewall.

Source: Bible Apps and Christian WeChat Accounts Shut Down in China

1,198,158 + 13,021 | Stephen Lendman

Representing the minuscule tip of an infinitely greater total — increasing daily — the above numbers and what they signify spell Trouble with a Capital T.

They represent the latest reported numbers of adverse events and deaths in the US, UK and EU this week as reported by the CDC’s Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), the European Medicines Agency (EMA), and Britain’s Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency.

Actual numbers are many multiples greater than the above reported ones.

Since mass-jabbing in the West began in late December last year — over four months ago — millions of unwitting people were likely harmed, many irreversibly.

Hundreds of thousands likely died, including baseball Hall of Fame home run king Hank Aaron — 17 days after being jabbed with Moderna’s hazardous mRNA technology drug on January 5.

Coverup and denial followed, what consistently happens when a figure of prominence passes after being jabbed for covid.

If millions have already been harmed in little over four months, imagine how much greater the devastating toll will be if mass-jabbing continues unchecked through yearend and beyond — what’s highly likely without mass outrage to halt it that’s nowhere in sight so far.

While numbers of seasonal flu now called covid outbreaks are artificially inflated as part of a state-sponsored/media supported mass deception campaign to convince maximum numbers of people to self-inflict harm from jabbing, injuries and deaths from toxic drugs taken are being way-undercounted to suppress the devastating toll on health.

US and other Western media largely or entirely ignore preventable tragedies like the following:

Days after jabbed with Pfizer’s hazardous mRNA technology, a woman named Rachael Cecere became paralyzed from the neck down.

Turning in feeling well, she awakened at 1:30 AM “not able to move at all,” she said.

Other women reported the same devastating after-effect.

Some after partially regaining feeling are still unable to walk weeks later.

According to Cecere’s doctors, jabbing harmed her nervous system. She’s still paralyzed from the hips down, she said.

She’s not alone, others harmed the same way, including from Moderna J & J, and Astra-Zeneca jabs.

Separately in clinical Pfizer mRNA trials for children aged 5 – 11, a two-year-old died after receiving a second jab of the toxic experimental drug.

Infants, young children, adolescents, youths, and most others under age-70 are nearly risk-free of perishing from seasonal flu called covid if contract the illness.

There’s no scientific justification to jab them with any drug for protection they don’t need.

Yet Pharma, their public health handmaidens in the West, and media press agents are promoting what independent healthcare and scientific experts consider medical malpractice.

Mass-jabbing madness risks depopulation on an unprecedented scale.

Protecting and preserving health requires following polar opposite practices than what are being heavily promoted.

Reject toxic covid jabs. De-mask whenever possible.

When required, wear it below the nose for safe breathing through what it’s there for.

Reject social distancing by resuming normal interactions with others.

Ignore advice from Western governments, their debauched public health handmaidens, Pharma, and press agent Western media.

Virtually everything they mandate and recommend related to covid is harmful to health, not beneficial.

Follow a healthy lifestyle as recommended by independent experts and common sense.

Official Western sources won’t protect us. 

It’s up to us to do it on our own — with help as needed from reliable sources unconnected to Pharma and diabolical Western dark forces.

Source: 1,198,158 + 13,021

New evidence emerges contradicting defense of John Kerry over allegations he leaked info about Israeli operations

Audio of Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif reveals he did not have knowledge about secret Israeli military operations until former Secretary of State John Kerry disclosed details about the operations. The new detail directly contradicts State Department’s defense after the bombshell allegation surfaced this week in the New York Times.

Source: New evidence emerges contradicting defense of John Kerry over allegations he leaked info about Israeli operations

Biden’s address called ‘quasi-Marxism dressed up as apple pie’

After President Joe Biden previewed Democrats’ radical left intentions for American during his Wednesday address to a joint session of Congress, he was called out by the conservative media for pushing a Marxist agenda while using progressives’ deceptive lexicon.

Source: Biden’s address called ‘quasi-Marxism dressed up as apple pie’

Highly cited COVID doctor comes to stunning conclusion: Gov’t ‘scrubbing unprecedented numbers’ of injection-related deaths – Leo Hohmann

 

One of the world’s most prominent medical doctors with expertise in treating COVID-19 has gone on the record with a scathing rebuke of the U.S. government’s approach to fighting the virus. He says the government’s strategy, carried out in cooperation with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the United Nations World Health Organization, has resulted in tens of thousands of unnecessary deaths and is now being followed up with thousands more deaths caused by a mass-injection program.

Dr. Peter McCullough, in a 32-minute interview with journalist Alex Newman, said if this were any other vaccine it would have been pulled from the market by now for safety reasons.

McCullough holds the honor of being the most cited medical doctor on COVID-19 treatments at the National Library of Medicine, with more than 600 citations. He has testified before Congress and won numerous awards during his distinguished medical career.

Between Dec. 14 and April 23, there were 3,544 deaths reported to the CDC’s Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System [VAERS], along with 12,619 serious injuries.

One might expect these numbers would trigger an exhaustive investigation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. But the opposite has occurred. According to McCullough, the government has taken what amounts to a passing glance at the alarming numbers and dismissed them with a bare minimum of scrutiny.

 

“A typical new drug at about five deaths, unexplained deaths, we get a black-box warning, your listeners would see it on TV, saying it may cause death,” McCullough said. “And then at about 50 deaths it’s pulled off the market.”

The U.S. has a precedent for this. In 1976 during the Swine Flu pandemic the U.S. attempted to vaccinate 55 million Americans, but at that point the shot caused about 500 cases of paralysis and 25 deaths.

“The program was killed, at 25 deaths,” McCullough said.

Compare that type of response to the government’s reaction to much higher reported death numbers related to the Moderna and Pfizer shots and the contrast is alarming, McCullough said, especially when the shots have not even been granted full FDA approval and are only being allowed on the market under an Emergency Use Authorization.

“In the U.S. today [as of late March] we have approximately 77 million people vaccinated for COVID and we have 2,602 deaths reported, so it’s unprecedented how many deaths have accrued,” he said.

“Then on March 8 the CDC announced on their website with very little fanfare,  that they had reviewed about 1,600 deaths with unnamed FDA doctors and they indicated not a single death was related to the vaccine,” he added. “I think that was concerning in the academic community.”

McCullough said he knows from first-hand experience that doing a thorough investigation into 1,600 potentially vaccine-related deaths would have taken months to complete.

“I have chaired and participated in dozens of data safety monitoring boards and sat on those committees and I can tell you that this type of work would have taken many months to review all the labs, the death certificates and all the circumstances of an event. It is impossible for unnamed regulatory doctors without any experience with COVID 19 to opine that none of the deaths were related to the vaccine.”

Previous studies, including one from Harvard University, estimate that only 1 to 10 percent of all vaccine-related deaths get reported to VAERS. So in all likelihood, there are more people dying than even gets reported, yet the FDA can’t come up with a single death related to the Moderna and Pfizer shots.

“Reporting a death requires a healthcare worker to enter it into the system,” he said. And if the death does not occur within the normal 15-minute monitoring period they often go unreported. Most deaths occur within 72 hours of the shot. “They pile up on day one, two and three,” he said.

As a matter of comparison: There are 20 to 30 deaths reported every year to VAERS related to the flu shot. That’s with 195 million receiving flu shots. Compare that to the COVID shot, which resulted in 2,602 reported deaths through 77 million vaccinations.

That’s a stunningly high ratio of deaths to vaccinations, the highest for any vaccine in U.S. history, and yet no major media outlet has launched an investigation. Independent journalists and researchers such as Alex Newman, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Leo Hohmann have been ruthlessly censored.

“So the U.S. government has made a decision, along with the stakeholders – the CDC, NIH, FDA, Big Pharma, World Health Organization, Gates Foundation – they have made a commitment to mass vaccination as the solution to the COVID pandemic and we are really going to be witness to what’s going to happen in history. We’re sitting on, right now, the biggest number of vaccine deaths, there’s been tens of thousands of hospitalizations, all attributable to the vaccine, and going strong.”

McCullough testified before the U.S. Senate on Nov 19, 2020.

“I estimated at that time we could have saved half of the lives lost,” he told Newman. “There are now current estimates that we are up to about 85 percent of all lives lost could have been saved with something called sequenced oral multi-drug therapy.”

But instead, the government and its “stakeholders” in Big Pharma chose to focus on vaccines. At the same time, news organizations were recruited to present only one side of the vaccine story.

Mainstream outlets have agreed to not allow any news critical of the shots to reach the American people. This corrupt collusion falls under the Trusted News Initiative, a global collaboration signed onto by Big Tech social-media giants and many of its corrupt corporate media “partners.”

The partners signed onto the Trusted News Initiative to date are: Associated Press, AFP; BBC, CBC/Radio-Canada, European Broadcasting Union (EBU), Facebook, Financial Times, First Draft, Google/YouTube, The Hindu, Microsoft, Reuters, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, Twitter, The Washington Post. The New York Times has also participated in the past.

Reporting facts related to the dark side of the experimental mRNA vaccines is considered “dangerous disinformation” by the globalist media elites behind the Trusted News Initiative.

Dr. McCullough describes ‘whitewash of historic proportions

“So I think this was effectively a scrubbing, like we’ve seen elsewhere. There is a Trusted News Initiative, which is very important for Americans to understand, this was announced Dec. 10, and this is a coalition of all the major media and government stakeholders in vaccination, where they are not going to allow any negative information about vaccines to get into the popular media because they’re concerned about vaccine hesitancy, that if Americans got any type of fair, balanced coverage on safety events then they simply would not come forward and get the vaccine.”

“The Trusted News Initiative is really troublesome,” he continued, “because we’re now at record numbers of deaths, they continue to occur every day.”

Confirming a LeoHohmann.com report from earlier this month, McCullough said the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, while it does have issues with blood clots, is actually the safest of the three vaccines now being offered to Americans.

“In my professional opinion, the safest vaccine on the market was the J&J vaccine. And that was pulled for very rare blood-clotting events. We had seven million people vaccinated but the estimates are for the other two vaccines available, the blood-clotting rates are probably 30 times that of J&J, and these others are going strong.”

McCullough suggested that there is an incestuous relationship between the U.S. government and certain elements within Big Pharma, which causes regulators to look the other way when confronted with safety issues.

“A lot of Americans don’t understand how tight these stakeholders are. Keep in mind the NIH [National Institutes of Health] is a co-owner of the Moderna patent, so they have a vested financial interest in keeping these vaccines going,” he said.

More than 15 months into the COVID nightmare, the evidence is beginning to suggest the U.S. government colluded from the outset with the Gates Foundation, CDC, FDA, the United Nations World Health Organization and Big Pharma to make the vaccines the central focus of the global COVID response effort. They started promoting the vaccines before they were even out of clinical trials, McCullough said, which is against U.S. regulatory law.

More reports of high death counts

LeoHohmann.com has been getting reports that confirm Dr. McCullough’s warning that harmful events caused by the vaccine are being covered up by the medical establishment, the government, the legacy media and social-media giants Google, Facebook and Twitter.

A physician with a practice in the Kansas City area told LeoHohmann.com that of a recent 500-person sampling of nursing-home patients who received the COVID injection, 22 died within 48 hours. That represents an astonishing 4.4 percent death rate. Most people in the Kansas City area nursing homes are receiving the Pfizer shot, he said.

“I can’t prove they all died of the vaccine, all I can prove is it happened within 48 hours,” the physician told LeoHohmann.com.

“The requirements are they only need to be monitored for 15 minutes. So we are never going to know the real numbers,” he said. “If it happens outside of that 15-minute window it’s going to be impossible to prove… If the FDA approves this then God help us.”

The Kansas City physician requested his name not be revealed for fear that he could lose his medical license.

A Canadian doctor, Dr. Charles Hoffe, recently broke his silence and went public in defiance of a gag order, blowing the whistle on how “Moderna shots killed, disabled patients.”

McCollough said the government has never placed a focus on treating sick patients, choosing instead to focus on the WHO recommended strategy of social distancing, lockdowns, masking and vaccines. If the strategy had focused instead on a regimen that includes a multi-drug treatment of early onset symptoms, tens of thousands of lives could have been saved, he said.

In a December 2020 paper, A Guide for Home-Based COVID-19 treatment: Step by step doctor’s plan that could save your life, McCullough prescribes a four-pronged strategy that includes contagion control, early home treatment, late-stage treatment and lastly vaccination.

“I talked about the four pillars, with the first pillar being contagion control [wearing masks and lockdowns]. We’ve spent a lot of time on that. But really the missing pillar, if we would have spent our time focusing on sick patients, that would have had the highest public-health value.

“But what happened in the U.S. was we developed a game plan …that we were going to promote the importance of social distancing as part of contagion control and just have the population wait for a vaccine. There have been no updates on treatment, not outpatient, not inpatient. We don’t hear anything about sick patients. All we heard was about masking, lockdowns and wait for a vaccine.”

Source: Highly cited COVID doctor comes to stunning conclusion: Gov’t ‘scrubbing unprecedented numbers’ of injection-related deaths – Leo Hohmann

What should Christians bring up when discussing truth with Muslims?

WINTERY KNIGHT

A conflict of worldviews A conflict of worldviews

I have some experience dicussing Islam because my mother’s side of the family is all Muslim. My go-to argument has always been to confront them about the Qur’an’s claim that Jesus did not die of crucifixion. But I noticed a different argument from Laura Powell, who knows far more about this topic than I do. Do you think her approach is the best one?

She writes about it over at Gospel-Centered Discipleship:

The crux of the argument is this: The Qur’an affirms the inspiration, authority, and preservation of the New Testament Gospels;[2] yet the Qur’an also contradicts the Gospels on major theological and historical points. Therefore, the Qur’an cannot be reliable.

According to the Qur’an, the Gospel is the trustworthy, reliable revelation of God given as a guidance for mankind (Qur’an 3:3-4). These Scriptures from God were available and trustworthy when the Qur’an was revealed…

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