Daily Archives: May 31, 2021

A Memorial Forever — Truth For Life Blog

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We all have memory problems: we forget what we should remember, but dwell on what is best forgotten. In this study of Joshua 3 and 4, Alistair Begg explains that God often gives His people memorials as reminders of His faithfulness and provision. Like the Israelites who built a memorial from the stones of the Jordan River, God’s people in every generation must take care to commit a record of God’s faithfulness to coming generations.

Listen to the sermon A Memorial Forever

A Memorial Forever — Truth For Life Blog

John MacArthur on God’s Consistent Love — Grace to You Blog

Love isn’t something that God discovered in the New Testament, thus abandoning His earlier dominant attributes of justice and wrath. God is love, but He doesn’t dispense with His other characteristics in favor of His love.

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John MacArthur on God’s Consistent Love — Grace to You Blog

May 31 Evening Quotes of The Day

Waiting Until Mercies Are Ripe
James 5:7–8; 2 Peter 3:9

The delay of your mercies is really for your advantage.… The foolish child would pluck the apple while it is green, but when it is ripe, it drops of its own accord, and is more pleasant and wholesome.

JOHN FLAVEL

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

Unfair Peace Better Than Just War
Deuteronomy 20:10–12; Psalm 34:14; 120:7

There can hardly be a peace, however unfair, that is not better than even the most just war.

DESIDERIUS ERASMUS

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

Evangelistic Videos — Gentle Reformation

Recently students at Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary were challenged to produce videos of 3-5 minutes that proclaimed the gospel to others. Students in adjunct professor Ed Blackwood’s evangelism class has to do the video as an assignment, while other students were invited to participate as well. A friend of RPTS even donated funds to award those who produced outstanding videos. The requirements of the video besides the length was that the gospel had to be clearly taught, with the death and resurrection of Christ emphasized; story telling was utilized in the video; the heart as well as the mind of the audience was clearly in aim; and creativity was used to draw viewers’ interest. We had nineteen videos submitted, and those of us who judged them were blessed by the students’ passion and creativity.

Below are the top three videos, along with another one for grandchildren that was one of my favorites as well as a great idea one of our students had for local church outreach. Watch these videos and be blessed by them, but then think about the following and take one more important step.

Recently Abraham Piper, the son of Pastor John Piper, has produced numerous TikTok videos explaining why he has left the faith and mocking Christianity. Many of these videos have gone viral and are promoted actively by the media, who love these deconversion stories by famous “exangelicals”. As believers, we need to be bold and persistent in sharing Christ in the face of all the opposition we see. Why not take one or more of these videos – or produce one of your own – and send it to those who need to hear the truth of the gospel?

Jerry Foltz | Have You Ever Considered Eternity?

Johnathan Kruis | The Most Important Message

Allen Blackwood | Tsunami Warning!

Paul Tong | For My Grandchildren

Aaron Murray | Good News for Bad People

Aaron not only produced the video below, but came up with a further creative idea for sharing it with others. He created this card for his church with a QV Code, so he can hand it to people who can later scan it on their phones then watch the video.

Evangelistic Videos

Evangelistic Videos — Gentle Reformation

What must I do to be saved? — Ligonier Ministries Blog

There is only one way to be saved from our sin and reconciled to God. Are you? From one of our Ask Ligonier events, W. Robert Godfrey plainly states how we receive the salvation that is found in Jesus Christ alone.

Message us for clear, concise, and trustworthy answers to your biblical and theological questions at ask.Ligonier.org.Read the Transcript

What must I do to be saved? — Ligonier Ministries Blog

May 31 Evening Verse of The Day

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1:12 our God and the Lord Jesus Christ. As it stands the Greek can also be translated, “our God and Lord, Jesus Christ.” This would be a distinct use of the term “God” in reference to Jesus Christ. Arguing against such a translation is the infrequent application of this term to Christ in the New Testament (Rom. 9:5; Titus 2:13; 2 Pet. 1:1). On the other hand, Paul often brings Christ and God the Father together into close unity in other phrases in these letters (e.g., vv. 1, 2; 2:16; 1 Thess. 1:1; 3:11), and he clearly ascribes attributes of deity to Christ. In either translation the joint dignity of the Father and the Son is clear.[1]

1:12 according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ. The glorification of Christ’s name in the Thessalonians occurs when they exalt him as Lord in their daily lives.[2]

1:12 so that. The worthy walk of v. 11 allows God to be glorified in us, the light of all purposes (cf. 2:14; 1Co 10:31; 1Pe 4:11).[3]

1:12 — … that the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you, and you in Him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.

How is Jesus glorified in us? When we strive to please God and eagerly do His will by tapping into the Spirit’s power, Jesus is revealed as Lord and infinitely worthy of our service—and He gets the glory.[4]

1:12. The ultimate purpose of this prayer is the glory of God. Specifically it was that God’s glory might be manifested in and through the Thessalonians, both immediately (v. 12) and at the revelation of Jesus Christ (v. 10). When this happens, the vessels that manifest the glory of God are themselves glorified by association with Him. In the Bible the name stands for the person named, his character, conduct, reputation, and everything else about him. In praying thus, Paul was asking that God would fully glorify Jesus Christ in these saints. This is in keeping with and springs from the grace of God, personalized again by Paul as our God, and linked with the Lord Jesus Christ as an equal (cf. v. 1; 1 Thes. 1:1). Answers to prayers depend on and are traceable to God’s grace. Such lofty requests as these can be fulfilled only by God’s grace.[5]

1:12. The point of this prayer is that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in him. The purpose and driving energy in history is the glory of God in Christ Jesus: “To bring all things in heaven and on earth together under one head, even Christ” (Eph. 1:10). Our lives in the present prepare us for the future. In the future, the glory of God will be proclaimed through the redemption and worthiness of his people. We will be his glory. Because we are coheirs with him, we will also receive glory, sharing in the honor of our Lord.

How do we explain the glorification of the believer? How is it that enemies of God are made children of God, that people of disobedience become the servants of Christ, that those dead in sin are made alive in Jesus, that suffering turns to joy, that poverty inherits God’s riches? Only by the grace of God. There is no other explanation. Both mystery and glory, it is beyond understanding. We can only receive it with awe and thanksgiving. “To him who is able to keep you from falling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy—to the only God our Saviour be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore!” (Jude 24–25).[6]

1:12 “the name of our Lord Jesus … in Him” Here it is obvious from the parallel structure that “the name” represents the person. See note at 1:10.

© “in you, and you in Him” Jesus is glorified in believers and believers are glorified in Him.

© “according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ” It is common in the Thessalonian letters for Paul to emphatically link the Father and the Son (cf. 1 Thess. 1:1, 3; 3:11, 13; 5:18, 23; 2 Thess. 1:1, 2; 2:12; 2:13, 16; 3:5). It is possible that this refers only to Jesus (cf. 2 Pet. 1:1, 11).[7]

12. Moreover, the missionaries are interested in something else besides the salvation of the Thessalonians. They desire that every resolve prompted by goodness and every work resulting from faith be brought to fulfilment and that the readers may finally be counted worthy of entering the state of ultimate perfection in order that (ὅπως) an even higher goal may be attained, as is expressed in verse 12: in order that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in him according to the grace of our God and of the Lord Jesus Christ.

What it means for our Lord Jesus to be glorified in his disciples (or saints) has been explained in connection with verse 10 above. Here in verse 12, however, it is the name of the Lord that is glorified. Christ’s name is Christ himself as he has revealed himself: for example, as God’s Anointed One, the Savior and Lord of his own. Hence, when they share in his anointing, accept his salvation, and recognize his Lordship, then his name is glorified in them. And this, in turn, reflects glory on them. (We accept the rendering “in him,” though “in it”—i.e., in the name—is also possible, with very little difference in meaning.)

This “he in you” and “you in him” is probably based directly upon the teaching of Jesus. See N.T.C. on John 17:10, 22; then also on John 15:4. It indicates the closeness of the fellowship between the Lord and those who are his own. His work in their hearts reflects glory on him. Their nearness to him means glory for them. Moreover, the glory which they receive is not given according to the standard of human merit, for then there would be none. It is given according to the standard of “the grace of our God and of the Lord Jesus Christ.” That grace (see on 1 Thess. 1:1) is derived from God our Father as the Fountain, and, being mediated through the Lord Jesus Christ (see on 1 Thess. 1:1), may be said to be derived also from him.

The translation preferred by some, namely, “according to the grace of our God and Lord Jesus Christ,” so that the entire expression would refer to the second person of the Trinity, and so that it would be another proof-text for the deity of Christ, has little in its favor. In the epistles to the Thessalonians (1 Thess. 1:1, 2; 2 Thess. 1:2) grace is pictured as proceeding from a twofold source, namely, God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. There is no solid reason to introduce a change here. It is definitely not true that grammar necessitates such a change.[8]

Meanwhile Jesus Christ must begin to be glorified in us (1:12)

We have seen how Paul, immediately after stating the stark alternative between participation and non-participation in the glory of Christ, went on to pray that through God’s powerful work within the Thessalonians ‘the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in’ them, and they in him (12). The very same word for ‘glorified’ is used in verse 12 as in verse 10. For the glorification of Jesus in his people, and their consequent glorification, are not a transformation which is entirely reserved for the last day. The process begins now. Indeed, it must begin now if it is to be brought to its proper end when Christ comes. That day will not suddenly reverse the processes which are going on now; it will rather confirm and complete them.

Jesus seems to have taught this same progression in the Upper Room. He prayed that he might be glorified by means of his death and resurrection and that his own people might see his glory in heaven. But between these two termini he could make the astonishing statement ‘I am glorified in them’.24[9]

12. The name in biblical times stood for the whole person; to ‘glorify the name’ was thus to exalt the person. Paul thus looks for the Thessalonians so to produce the qualities of Christian character that the Saviour who has produced such works of mighty power within them will be exalted. Some see in the glorification of the name of Christ a reference to the parousia (so Best), but, while the parousia is not out of mind, the primary emphasis at this point is on the quality of life produced in the Thessalonians by the indwelling Christ (Rigaux argues for the present). For being glorified in you, and you in him, cf. Jesus’ own words (John 17:1, 10, 21–23); they are to be glorified not ‘with’ him, but ‘in’ him, and he is to be in them. This is the closest of unions.

All this is according to the grace of God. Everything is ascribed to its basic cause in God. The Thessalonians do not have the power to bring glory to the Lord, but they can do this by grace (see comment on 1 Thess. 1:1). Grace emphasizes the favour God shows to the unworthy, a favour made available through the work of Christ, and further, the gifts he bestows on people. The purpose of such gifts is that people may live the life just spoken of.

It is grammatically possible to understand our God as synonymous with the Lord Jesus Christ, since one article covers both; indeed, Nigel Turner says bluntly, ‘ “Our Lord and God Jesus Christ” would be the correct rendering’ (cf. gnb mg., ‘our God and Lord Jesus Christ’). But kyrios (Lord) often occurs without the article, like a proper name. Most commentators take this sense here and understand the expression to refer to both the Father and the Son. This is probable, but the other possibility cannot be excluded. And in any case we should notice the closeness of Christ and God.[10]

12. That the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may he glorified. He calls us back to the chief end of our whole life—that we may promote the Lord’s glory. What he adds, however, is more especially worthy of notice, that those who have advanced the glory of Christ will also in their turn be glorified in him. For in this, first of all, the wonderful goodness of God shines forth—that he will have his glory be conspicuous in us who are covered over with ignominy. This, however, is a twofold miracle, that he afterwards irradiates us with his glory, as though he would do the same to us in return. On this account he adds, according to the grace of God and Christ. For there is nothing here that is ours either in the action itself, or in the effect or fruit, for it is solely by the guidance of the Holy Spirit that our life is made to contribute to the glory of God. And the circumstance that so much fruit arises from this ought to be ascribed to the great mercy of God. In the mean time, if we are not worse than stupid, we must aim with all our might at the advancement of the glory of Christ, which is connected with ours. I deem it unnecessary to explain at present in what sense he represents the glory as belonging to God and Christ in common, as I have explained this elsewhere.[11]

Ver. 12.—That the name of our Lord Jesus Christ; or simply, of our Lord Jesus, “Christ” not being in the original. The “name of our Lord Jesus” is not a mere periphrasis for the Lord Jesus himself, but the name denotes his nature and character. The second petition of our Lord’s prayer is “Hallowed be thy Name,” and this the apostle applies to Christ; he prays that his Name may be hallowed among the Thessalonians—an incidental proof of his divinity. My be glorified in you, and you in him; a twofold glorification: Christ is glorified in believers, when by their holiness they promote his cause and reflect his glory; and believers are glorified in Christ, when they receive out of his infinite fulness. According to the grace of our god and the Lord Jesus Christ. Some suppose that the epithet “God” also belongs to Jesus Christ, but the construction hardly bears this meaning.[12]

1:12 / The section ends with a partial return to the thought of verse 10. The missionaries’ prayer of the previous verse is to the end (hopos), says Paul, that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you. The name signifies the person; the purpose of their prayer, then, is that the Lord Jesus himself may be glorified by the holy and godly lives of his people. The difference between this and verse 10 is that, where the latter refers to the Parousia, this concerns (typically of the nt) the present. Even now, despite the restriction of a mortal body and a hostile environment (cf. Rom. 8:22f.; 1 John 3:2), enough should be seen of Christ in us to redound to his glory and, in a secondary sense, to our own: and you in him (—should be, but is it?). Paul intends, however, not to emphasize our glorification as such, but rather to disclose what is ours in Christ (cf. John 17:10, 21–23). The final phrase leaves no doubt where Paul’s emphasis lies. Even if in a reflected sense we have a glory, there is no room for self-satisfaction, for all that we have is according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ. The niv marginal reading, “Our God and Lord, Jesus Christ,” is possible in terms of the Greek, where the one definite article governs both “God” and “Lord,” but it is unlikely in terms of Paul’s style. The one article should be seen rather as drawing the two persons of the Godhead together in the grace that has saved us (see disc. on 1 Thess. 1:1 and 5:28, and for the titles Lord and Christ, the note on 1 Thess. 1:1).[13]

12  Finally, verse 12 gives the reason for all of this, namely, that Christ himself will be glorified through those who walk in his ways and thus bear and share his glory. In so doing Paul once more appropriates language from the Septuagint where the divine name Yahweh has been rendered Kyrios and applies it to Christ. In this case the borrowed language echoes Isaiah 66:5, so that Paul thus concludes with an echo from the same Isaianic oracle with which he began in verse 7.

Paul:  so that  might be glorified  the name of our Lord Jesus  in/among you  
Isa.:  so that   the name of the Lord  might be glorified  

Although at first sight this usage may seem more tenuous as a case of genuine “intertextuality,” there are especially good reasons for viewing it as such. First, Paul’s language is that of the Septuagint Isaiah, a book with which Paul shows thoroughgoing acquaintance. Furthermore, second, Paul has just used language from this oracle earlier in verse 7. Third, Paul’s wording in this instance differs considerably from the Hebrew, since the Septuagint translator was here trying to make sense of some difficult lines in the Hebrew text. Thus original words of taunt by the postexilic “aristocratic religious” to Yahweh’s faithful ones (“Let the Lord be glorified, that we may see your joy!”) had been turned by the translator into a promise to the faithful that “the name of the Lord might be glorified” and their persecutors will thus be brought to shame.

What is significant in this case is the similarity of the Isaianic context with that of the Thessalonians. Toward the end of his “thanksgiving” Paul had set forth the demonstration of God’s justice (vv. 7–10) with echoes from this same Isaianic oracle. At the same time he also picked up language from Isaiah 2 and from the Psalter to emphasize the contrasting eschatological futures of the Thessalonian believers and their tormentors. “Indeed,” he says, God intends for Christ “to be glorified in his saints.” Now Paul prays for the fulfillment of that promise by returning to Isaiah 66—with language spoken into a context similar to theirs. And again, “the Name = YHWH” now belongs to Christ Jesus through the Septuagint’s use of the anarthrous Kyrios for the divine name.

But Paul’s concern is for reciprocity of “glory”; that is, his primary prayer is for the name of the Lord to be glorified in you (believers). Although there is often an inherent ambiguity to this phrase in Greek, as to whether it means “in” or “among,” in this case that ambiguity seems to be removed by what follows immediately, where Paul prays that they in turn will be glorified in him (the Lord Jesus). And all of this is in keeping with divine grace, grace which, as in the salutation, is simultaneously that “of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.” This would hardly need further comment, except for the note in the TNIV: “Or [the grace of] our God and Lord, Jesus Christ.”

Although this note renders what is a grammatical possibility, two matters stand strongly against it as a probability. First, despite how some would read this passage, as well as Romans 9:5 and Titus 2:13, there is simply no incontrovertible evidence (a) that Paul ever used theos to refer to Christ—rather, it is the word he used exclusively to refer to the Father—and (b) that Paul ever used kyrios to refer to the Father, since this divine name is reserved exclusively for Christ. The definitive moment for these distinctions in Paul occurs in his next letter, in 1 Corinthians 8:6, where the theos of the Shema is applied to God the Father and the kyrios to Christ the Son. Second, this doubling of God and Christ is so thoroughgoing in these two letters that one would need especially strong evidence to think otherwise here, and such evidence is precisely what is lacking. So while my theological sensitivities would love to have it so, my exegetical sensitivities will not allow it—even as an alternative in this case.

Thus indirectly through prayer Paul concludes these opening matters to his letter by anticipating his final concerns in 3:6–15. But before that he must deal with an issue that has brought about considerable distress within the community—the timing of the day of the Lord.

As always there is much to learn from Paul’s prayer reports. Thus even though this prayer could easily be cast off from its contextual moorings and still be understandable—and useful—it is especially significant in its present context. One can thus learn a great deal about prayer for others from this example. In the midst of the Thessalonian believers’ pain and suffering, Paul’s prayer for them focuses ultimately on God and his glory. Yet God’s glory will be manifest as he fulfills in his people the desire of this prayer. And one should never lose sight of the fact that God’s glory is intimately tied to Christ’s being glorified in and among his people.[14]

12 The purpose of all this is now given: “so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you.” The name in biblical times was much more than a means of distinguishing one person from another. It summed up the person’s whole character. An instructive verse for an understanding of the name reads, “To him who overcomes, I will give some of the hidden manna. I will also give him a white stone with a new name written on it, known only to him who receives it” (Rev. 2:17). To our way of thinking a name that nobody knows is useless. The whole purpose of a name is to designate a person. But in the Revelation the name nobody knows is very much in point. It signifies a new character that is given to the person in question, something that is a secret between his Lord and himself.

Thus when prayer is made that the Thessalonians may so live that glory may be brought to the name of the Lord, the meaning is not that the angels may name his name “with loud acclaims” (Frame). Rather, it is that there may be such virtues manifest in the believers that glory will accrue to him who is ultimately responsible for these virtues. The Thessalonians will be such a bright and shining testimony to the reality of their salvation that the Savior will be seen to be the wonderful Being he is. The character in which he will be glorified is the double one of Lord (appropriate in this context so full of allusions to the second advent) and Jesus (with all its association of the human Jesus who stooped so low for us). Then there is another aspect to this glory. The Thessalonians, too, will be glorified. Their glory will result from their association with the Lord, and thus Paul speaks of their being “in” him in this connection. On that day, just as he will be glorified in them on account of what they have become, so they will be glorified in him on account of what he is.53

Again and again Paul comes back to the great thought that Christians owe all that they have and all that they are to God. So now he adds to this picture of glory the thought that all is according to the grace of God. Grace is one of the great Christian words, and Paul uses it often (see on 1 Thess. 1:1). It carries with it thoughts of the joyous free favor of God, and of his unmerited kindness to people. This is operative in the whole process of salvation, and if it is more usual in the New Testament to find it used of the initial stages of salvation, there is no reason for thinking that it will be absent from the final stages. The glory of the last time will be due to God’s grace to his people.

It seems that NIV is correct in its rendering of the closing words of this chapter. But since there is an article before “our God” and none before “Lord Jesus Christ,” it is possible to understand the expression to mean, “our God and Lord, Jesus Christ”54 (GNB mg.). However, the expression “Lord Jesus Christ” occurs so frequently that it has almost the status of a proper name. Therefore, when “Lord” is used of Jesus it is not necessary for it to have the article. This being so, it seems likely that we should understand the present passage to refer to both the Father and the Son. At the same time we should not overlook the fact that Paul does link them very closely indeed. That there can be this doubt as to whether one or both are meant is itself indicative of the closeness of their connection in the mind of Paul. He makes no great distinction between them (see further on 1 Thess. 3:11).[15]

12 Next Paul states the purpose of his prayer—the glorification of Christ in believers and they in him (cf. Isa 66:5). This is an intermediate step toward the final recognition of the Lord’s own worthiness and majesty and the saints’ participation in those recognitions with him. “Name” refers to the dignity, majesty, and power of the Lord’s revealed character.

Several have chosen to understand “in you … in him” causally: “because of you … because of him” (so Frame, 241; Best, 271–72); i.e., glory comes to the Lord because of the saved and to the saved because of the Lord. To resort to this rare meaning of en (“in”) is unnecessary, however. The more common locative meaning allows this to be the “en of mystic indwelling” (Robertson, Grammar of the New Testament, 587–88). This is a technical expression initiated by Jesus (Jn 15:4; 17:21), and Paul takes up this usage and develops it more completely (Ro 6:11, 23; 1 Co 1:5; 2 Co 13:4; et al.). The thought is that of reciprocity resting on the union of the Lord with his people. They are to share the future moment of glorification together—as a unit.

As Paul elsewhere shows a continuing zeal to exclude merit from the salvation process (Ro 4:16; 11:5–6; Eph 2:5, 8), so here too “grace” is the source of everything (cf. Lightfoot, 107). Grace is from both the Father and the Son, as in the salutation. We pray for such things as these, and God answers our prayers in harmony with the working of his grace.[16]

The Reason

so that the name of our Lord Jesus will be glorified in you, and you in Him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ. (1:12)

The ultimate purpose of Paul’s prayer was not for them, but for the name of our Lord Jesus to be glorified in their lives. The phrase the name of our Lord, reminiscent of the familiar Old Testament phrase “the name of the Lord” (cf. Gen. 4:26; Ex. 33:19; Deut. 5:11; Isa. 42:8), clearly and unequivocally identifies Jesus as Yahweh of the Old Testament. To glorify the name of the Lord means to honor and exalt all that He is.

To do so should be the deepest desire of His people. At the end of his magnificent prayer for Israel’s restoration from captivity, Daniel cried out, “O Lord, hear! O Lord, forgive! O Lord, listen and take action! For Your own sake, O my God, do not delay, because Your city and Your people are called by Your name” (Dan. 9:19). Daniel’s primary concern was not the misery of his people, but the reputation of his God. Paul’s concern was that those who bear the name of the Lord Jesus should honor it; that they “do all to the glory of God” (1 Cor. 10:31). Jesus instructed believers, “Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven” (Matt. 5:16). Paul described Titus and the men who accompanied him as “a glory to Christ” (2 Cor. 8:23).

When believers glorify the Lord Jesus Christ, they in turn will be glorified in Him. Paul has in view here both eternal glory and temporal honor. First Samuel 2:30 expresses this same spiritual principle: “The Lord declares … ‘Those who honor Me I will honor.’ ” In John 12:26 Jesus promised, “If anyone serves Me, the Father will honor him.” Christ will honor those whose lives honor Him.

Paul closed the passage by reminding his readers that the ability to glorify Jesus Christ comes only through the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ. Like salvation itself, everything in the Christian life comes by grace—God’s unmerited favor (cf. Gal. 3:3). It is grammatically possible to translate this final phrase “our God and Lord Jesus Christ,” which would indicate Paul had only the Second Person of the Trinity in view. Both translations affirm Christ’s deity; He is either called God or put on an equal footing with the Father.

Praying for the right things is inseparably linked with holy living. The godly Puritan John Owen noted, “He who prays as he ought, will endeavor to live as he prays” (The Grace and Duty of Being Spiritually Minded [reprint; Grand Rapids: Baker, 1977], 59). The dedication such prayer should engender in the believer’s life is illustrated by one of most fabled organizations in American history—the Pony Express:

The Pony Express was a private express company that carried mail by an organized relay of horseback riders. The eastern end was St. Joseph, Missouri, and the western terminal was in Sacramento, California. The cost of sending a letter by Pony Express was $2.50 an ounce. If the weather and horses held out and the Indians held off, that letter would complete the entire two-thousand-mile journey in a speedy ten days, as did the report of Lincoln’s Inaugural Address.

It may surprise you that the Pony Express was only in operation from April 3, 1860, until November 18, 1861—just seventeen months. When the telegraph line was completed between two cities, the service was no longer needed.

Being a rider for the Pony Express was a tough job. You were expected to ride seventy-five to one hundred miles a day, changing horses every fifteen to twenty-five miles. Other than the mail, the only baggage you carried contained a few provisions, including a kit of flour, cornmeal, and bacon. In case of danger, you also had a medical pack of turpentine, borax, and cream of tartar. In order to travel light and to increase speed of mobility during Indian attacks, the men always rode in shirtsleeves, even during the fierce winter weather.

How would you recruit volunteers for this hazardous job? An 1860 San Francisco newspaper printed this ad for the Pony Express: “Wanted: Young, skinny, wiry fellows not over 18. Must be expert riders willing to risk [death] daily. Orphans preferred.”

Those were the honest facts of the service required, but the Pony Express never had a shortage of riders.…

Like the Pony Express, serving God is not a job for the casually interested. It’s costly service. He asks for your life. He asks for service to Him to become a priority, not a pastime. (Donald S. Whitney, Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life [Colorado Springs, Colo.: NavPress, 1991], 109–10. Italics in the original.)[17]


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[9] Stott, J. R. W. (1994). The message of Thessalonians: the gospel & the end of time (pp. 154–155). Leicester, England; Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press.

[10] Morris, L. (1984). 1 and 2 Thessalonians: An introduction and commentary (Vol. 13, p. 123). Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press.

[11] Calvin, J., & Pringle, J. (2010). Commentaries on the Epistles of Paul the Apostle to the Philippians, Colossians, and Thessalonians (p. 321). Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software.

[12] Spence-Jones, H. D. M. (Ed.). (1909). 2 Thessalonians (p. 4). London; New York: Funk & Wagnalls Company.

[13] Williams, D. J. (2011). 1 and 2 Thessalonians (p. 119). Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books.

[14] Fee, G. D. (2009). The First and Second Letters to the Thessalonians (pp. 266–268). Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.

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[16] Thomas, R. L. (2006). 2 Thessalonians. In T. Longman III & D. E. Garland (Eds.), The Expositor’s Bible Commentary: Ephesians–Philemon (Revised Edition) (Vol. 12, pp. 459–460). Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.

[17] MacArthur, J. F., Jr. (2002). 1 & 2 Thessalonians (pp. 259–261). Chicago: Moody Press.

Precious Promises — Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

God has given us precious promises. He has declared them to us because He wants us to know His heart, share His nature, escape corruption, build our faith, give us hope, and perfect us in holiness—

There are promises of comfort for your tears2 Corinthians 1:3

Promises of cleansing and forgiveness for your sins1 John 1:9

Promises of beauty for your ashesIsaiah 61:3

Promises of guidance for your journeyPsalm 32:8

Promises of wisdom for your decisionsJames 1:5

Promises of assurance for your doubtsDeuteronomy 31:6

Promises of deliverance for your afflictionsPsalm 34:18-19

Promises of victory for your battlesRomans 8:37

Promises of supply for your need; Philippians 4:19

Promises of grace for your inadequacy2 Corinthians 9:8

Promises of peace for your daily walk; John 14:27

Promises of strength for your weakness; 2 Corinthians 12:9

Promises of hope for your futureJeremiah 29:11

Promises of mercy for each new dayLamentations 3:21-23

Promises of completion for the good work He is doing in youPhilippians 1:6

By Roy Lessin
Used by Permission


Further Reading

•  A Bible Study on Waiting on God
•  God’s Plan – A Study on God’s Destiny for Me?
•  Salvation Explained

Precious Promises — Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

Bookend Your Day! — Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

“It is good to praise the LORD, and to sing praises to Your name, O Most High, to proclaim your loving devotion (kindness) in the morning, and Your faithfulness at night.” Psalm 92:1-2

Even before your feet hit the floor in the morning you can begin to set your day up for success. By turning your first thoughts of the day toward the Lord, you can set your mind and heart in a direction that will support you as your day unfolds.

It doesn’t mean everything will go as you hope. Life just isn’t like that most days. But it will mean your mind will be set to see the goodness and kindness of God as you walk, even in challenging places.

Pause as your eyes open and the thoughts of the day begin to form in your mind.

  • Thank the Lord for caring about you and your family. He does!
  • Be reminded that nothing is beyond His reach.
  • Thank Him for His loving devotion to you. Ponder that! God is devoted to you!
  • Ask Him to open your eyes to see His loving kindness today.
  • Ask Him for His strength in the difficult things and His wisdom in the confusing.
  • Ask for Him to guide as you watch for Him during the day.

Then in the evening, as your head hits the pillow, pause again.

  • Review your day. Recall the moments when His loving kindness was there.
  • Celebrate the small places where His love shone through.
  • Thank Him for His faithfulness. He is there. He will never leave you nor forsake you.
  • Ask Him to remind you in the morning to pause again as your day begins.

Bookend your day with a focus on where our true help comes from. It keeps us out of the shallow well of “self-help” and brings us to draw from the well that never runs dry.

Dear God, Right now I want to stop and invite You to help me see Your loving kindness today as You walk with me. Remind me tonight, to pause and thank You for all the little places I felt Your faithfulness and saw Your care. Thank you that You are with me every step of this day. May I treasure Your presence and watch for Your care over me. In Jesus’ name I pray, amen.

By Gail Rodgers
Used by Permission


Further Reading

•  What a Friend we Have in Jesus
•  Hope for the Hopeless
•  Salvation Explained

Bookend Your Day! — Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

May 31 Afternoon Quotes of The Day

“Religion Is Man’s Relations to the Divine Being”
2 Peter 1:16

The Christian religion is not a theory or speculation about God. It is more than deductions from objective facts concerning his nature and attributes. These are not altogether excluded from Christian theology, but they are not its foundations nor the chief elements of its content. Primarily religion is man’s relations to the divine Being. It involves fellowship and obedience on man’s part, and self-revelation on God’s part. It is a form of experience and of life.

EDGAR YOUNG MULLINS

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

Citizens of the City with No Darkness or Sorrow
Matthew 7:17–19; Luke 6:43; Hebrews 12:22–23; Revelation 22:11

I have confidence in His holy grace and cherish the hope … that the good among you may persevere, and the rest may welcome you in all honor, become good fruit and be the sons of God, citizens of that city where there shall be no darkness nor sorrow, where you will behold God your Father and understand all things, and you will each love one another perfectly as your own self, and have the desire of your heart.

JOHN HUSS

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

May 31 – Our beautiful King and Saviour — Reformed Perspective

He who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone has immortality, who dwells in unapproachable light, whom no one has ever seen or can see. To him be honour and eternal dominion. Amen. – 1 Timothy 6:15-16

Scripture readings: Daniel 4:1-336-371 Timothy 6:13-16

We have spent a month bumping up against the worst impulses of a human king like Nebuchadnezzar. We have seen what arrogance and pride does to a man and his kingdom. The ugliness of sin has been on full display. The stubbornness of his heart’s corruption has shocked us. In the midst of this, God’s faithful servants have stood firm in the Word of God and trusted in His promises. How? By trusting in the LORD and believing in the Anointed One Who delivers our bodies from the grave and our hearts from the condemnation of sin!

Cherish this truth, dear readers, that you are graciously called to love a wondrously different King! You are promised blessing from the King of Kings! He is the unwavering and unflinching Shepherd Who acts out of His perfection and the fullness of His mercy towards you. “Take heart,” He reminds us, “for I have overcome the world!” It does not matter what the plots of our adversaries are when we have the Lord of Hosts on our side! Our brother in Christ, the Apostle Peter, encourages us that “Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls.”

So, together let us worship Him as we joyfully sing,
Beautiful Saviour, Lord of the Nations,
Son of God and Son of Man!
Glory and honour, praise, adoration
Now and for evermore be thine!

Suggestions for prayer

Saviour, like a Shepherd lead us, much we need thy tender care.

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.

May 31 – Our beautiful King and Saviour — Reformed Perspective

31 May 2021 News Briefing

Global Food shortage anticipated to begin after Sabbatical year: A prophecy presaging Messiah
As the sabbatical year approaches, many experts warn that the earth’s bounty will not suffice to feed the world. But prophetic messages and rabbinic wisdom putting the looming crisis in a redemptive framework paint a different picture.

Five asteroids will pass by Earth next week, NASA says. One is the size of the Washington Monument
Earth will have some relatively close encounters with asteroids in the coming days, according to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Five asteroids will make an approach to earth, one of them is approximately 620 feet, taller than a typical office building. For reference the Washington Monument is 555 feet and 5 and 1/8 inches tall.

Black Lives Matter St. Paul Founder Says He ‘Resigned’ After Learning the ‘Ugly Truth’
“After a year on the inside, I learned they had little concern for rebuilding black families, and they cared even less about improving the quality of education for students in Minneapolis,” Turner said in the video. “That was made clear when they publicly denounced charter schools alongside the teachers union. I was an insider in Black Lives Matter. And I learned the ugly truth. The moratorium on charter schools does not support rebuilding the black family. But it does create barriers to a better education for black children.

Drought Update: West Coast, Midwest Water Supplies Dwindle
Looking to Water Transfers as Supplies Dwindle Water supplies in northern California near the Oregon border went from dire to catastrophic after federal regulators shut off irrigation water to farmers from the Klamath Reclamation Project, a first for the 114-year-old irrigation system. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation said hundreds of irrigators would get dramatically less water this year,

ISRAEL’S NEXT PRIME MINISTER SHOULD APPOINT AMBASSADOR TO THE CHRISTIAN WORLD TO STRENGTHEN ALLIANCE, BOOST TOURISM
While the history of Jewish-Christian relations has undergone some painful eras, Israel has drawn the growing sympathy and affection of Christians around the world since its dramatic, even prophetic, rebirth in 1948. Indeed, Evangelical Christians have become one of Israel’s most important strategic allies in terms of faithful prayer, tourism, charitable aid, financial investments, political support, partnerships in fighting anti-Semitism and unwavering solidarity in good times and bad.

Israeli soldiers demand to reveal classified intel to prove IDF ‘most moral army in the world’
More than 100 former Israeli intelligence soldiers have signed a petition demanding that the army reveal classified information that would prove that the Israel Defense Forces “is the most moral army in the world.” Israel’s Channel 12 news reported that soldiers who served in Unit 8200 – the Israeli equivalent of the NSA – maintain that declassifying specific information would “prove that the IDF is the most moral army in the world.”

IDF Chief Of Staff: “AP Staff Drank Their Coffee With Hamas Agents”
IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi said that AP Gaza-based journalists drank their morning coffee with Hamas operatives in the building the IDF flattened during Operation Guardian of the Walls, wittingly or unwittingly, Channel 12 News reported. “It came down for good reason,” Kochavi said, according to the report. “I don’t have a bit of regret. According to the IDF, the Jala Tower was not only home to the AP, Al-Jazeera and other major media outlets but was also home to a Hamas intelligence office that controlled advanced military devices designed to interfere with the IDF’s GPS reception which could affect Israel’s guided missiles.

Israelis should ‘go back’ to Europe and America, says Iran’s Quds Force chief
Following the latest escalation between Israel and the Iran-backed Palestinian terrorists in the Gaza Strip, Iran’s Quds (Jerusalem) Force commander said on Saturday that Palestinians were ready to wrest control of all Israeli territory, urging “all Zionists”, referring to Israelis, to “go back” and “rebuild lives” in Europe and the United States.

Protesters in Winnipeg sing: Get lost, you son of a Jew!
In one video, the crowd is seen dancing and cheering to an Arabic song being played through a speaker set. The song contains anti-Semitic lyrics such as “Get lost, you son of a Jew!” It also asserts that Jews have “no rights here,” and that they will “get nothing on this land but gunpowder.”

USAID Hack: Former NSA Official Calls U.S. Cyber Insecurity A ‘Chronic Disease’
We’re going to take another look at the massive cyberattack Microsoft says took place recently. The software giant said it discovered the breach last week. They said they think it began with Russian hackers breaking into an email marketing company called Constant Contact, targeting the U.S. Agency for International Development, or USAID, among others. While the federal government has downplayed the attack, Microsoft says it appears to be connected to the same Russian group behind the SolarWinds attack late last year.

Macron warns France could withdraw troops from Mali following coup
French President Emmanuel Macron warned in an interview on Sunday that France could withdraw its troops in Mali if the country went “in the direction” of radical Islamism. The comments come after the West African country experienced a second coup in just nine months. France has about 5,100 deployed in the Sahel — more specifically in Chad, Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, and Niger — as part of its Operation Barkhane against Islamic terrorist groups.

Bennett joins forces with anti-Netanyahu bloc in effort to form gov’t
Bennett says in live address, adding that he would try to spare nation from another election even if that means partnering with Left.

Fatah: “Palestine from the Sea to the River” – will be liberated
Using the well-known Palestinian slogan “from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea” to define the area of “Palestine,” the Deputy Secretary of Fatah’s Shuafat and Beit Hanina branch, Musa Al-Rajabi, vowed that Palestinians will continue to fight Israel until “the liberation of Palestine”: “We are remaining here. Jerusalem won’t agree to being divided in two. Jerusalem is ours. Jerusalem is Arab, Islamic, and Christian…

New York Times goes full blood libel: Falsely accuses Israel of killing children
On Thursday, the New York Times published a front-page article under the headline “They were only children” featuring the pictures and names of the 66 Palestinian children killed in the recent hostilities. “Israel’s critics cite the death toll as evidence that Israel’s strikes were indiscriminate and disproportionate,”

Tennessee hat shop in storm over ‘not vaccinated’ Star of David badges
A hat shop in Nashville, Tennessee that reportedly sold “Not Vaccinated” badges resembling the yellow Star of David which Jewish people were forced to wear by the Nazis has removed a post promoting the item, following extensive criticism online.

Mass grave of 215 children found at Indigenous school in Canada
..From the 19th century until the 1970s, more than 150,000 First Nations children were required to attend state-funded Christian schools as part of a program to assimilate them into Canadian society. They were forced to convert to Christianity and not allowed to speak their native languages. Many were beaten and verbally abused, and up to 6,000 are said to have died.

Blue’s Clues song shows drag queen teaching children about gay, transgender, and nonbinary characters
A song in the children’s cartoon show Blue’s Clues features a drag queen singing to children about gay, transgender, and nonbinary animals.

Australia’s mouse epidemic about to get worse – with snake plague
It’s about to get even worse for Australia. The hordes of cannibalistic, fire-starting mice that have taken over almost half of the country from Brisbane to Melbourne are continuing unabated – but the worst is yet to come as experts warn a plague of snakes is sure to follow.

MEGADROUGHT: Is a new dust bowl on the way?
Much of the Western United States is currently under severe “megadrought” conditions that some speculate could turn into the next dust bowl.

Cold-More To Come?
Solar physicists at the ultra-warmist Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact are warning that Europe may be facing a ‘mini ice age’ due to a possible protracted solar minimum. For an institute that over the past 20 years has steadfastly insisted that man has been almost the sole factor in climate change over the past century and that the sun no longer plays a role, this is quite remarkable reports Pierre Gosselin.

Dr Zelenko calls child vaccine mandate ‘coercive human experimentation, crimes against humanity’
Zelenko Protocol discoverer Dr. Vladimir Zev Zelenko MD today called child vaccine mandates “coercive human experimentation,” calling for those responsible for such policies to be tried for “crimes against humanity.”

‘There is a perfect storm forming’ experts warn as the national media ignores the big picture on the growing list of shortages that are expected to get worse, not better
While the number of people learning to “prep” by stockpiling, food, water, medical supplies and other basic necessities is increasing, especially during the economy-killing pandemic lockdowns, there are still shortages occurring now and much more on the horizon.

Disney hates America and Disney hates YOU, too
Millions of Americans have fully submersed themselves into the baptismal of Disney by watching all of the company’s movies, taking their families to all the theme parks as often as possible, and now subscribing to Disney’s new digital streaming service. What virtually all of these Disney cultists fail to realize, however, is that the children’s entertainment corporation absolutely hates their guts, as well as this country.

Staged attacks on “Asians” in America sets the stage for ZERO criticism of the Chinese Communists for their takeover of America
Mainstream media doesn’t care about Black people anymore, it’s all about Asians now, or have you not noticed? Asian bashing is all over the news, like all of a sudden every American, White or Black, is now responsible for thousands of “Asian-American Attacks…” happening everywhere, in every major city of the hate-filled USA (it’s all staged). Where is the ALM (Asian Lives Matter) brigade, to burn down the metropolitan cities, throw rocks through store windows and steal all the merchandise in the name of Asian equality in America?

COVID vaccine injury reports among 12- to 17-year-olds more than triple in 1 week, VAERS data show
COVID vaccine injury reports among 12- to 17-year-olds more than triple in 1 week, VAERS data show

Sweden goes from being one of the safest countries in Europe to the second most dangerous
A new investigation finds that Sweden has gone from being one of the safest European countries 20 years ago in terms of gun crime to the second most dangerous.

THE NEW HITLER YOUTH MOVEMENT: Critical Race Theory Is Promoting Reverse Racism Through Classic Bolshevik-Style Divide and Conquer Tactics
..On Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 10, 2021, during the school day, the Beaverton School District in Oregon hosted a virtual professional development event on Zoom, called “Equity ABAR Summit: If Not You Then Who?” at which teachers were shamed into accepting ideas rooted in the controversial ideology of critical race theory. The school district made YouTube videos from its summit private, so Parents Defending Education uploaded the videos here, supporting transparency in the public interest.

Pandemic phase two
Klaus Schwab and his World Economic Forum are most likely preparing for the second punch following the manufactured COVID Pandemic. The second punch is his profound warning with simulations once again of a cyber attack that will take down the world economy.

30 May 2021

Published on:  by RRadmin7

Genetically engineered potato plant “glows” in response to stress
One of the challenges of farming lies in the fact that by the time plants appear to be diseased or otherwise stressed, it may already be too late to address the problem. A new type of potato, however, is designed to warn farmers by fluorescing at the earliest stages of stress.

New state of matter unlocks a secret of perovskite solar cells
Perovskite solar cells are advancing at a rapid rate, and is drawing interest from scientists working to not just boost their performance but better understand how they offer such incredible, ever-increasing efficiencies. By turning their tools to perovskite crystals scientists have discovered unexpected behavior that represents an entirely new state of matter, which they say can help drive the development of advanced solar cells and other optical and electronic devices.

Ashkenazi lands in Egypt in first Foreign Minister visit in 13 years
Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi landed in Cairo on Sunday morning, making him the first to do so in 13 years. Ashkenazi’s visit comes as Egypt advances a formal, long-term ceasefire between Israel and Hamas following the 11-day exchange of fire that ended on May 21 with mediation from Cairo.

Colombia protests: Duque sends military to Cali
The Colombian army has begun to tighten its control over the city of Cali following weeks of deadly anti-government protests there. Streets are reported to be largely deserted after President Iván Duque ordered the military intervention. At least five people died in Cali on Friday night, the latest casualties in a month of protests which have claimed dozens of lives.

China one step closer to creating ‘artificial sun’ that can generate nuclear power
China is now one step closer to developing an “artificial sun” after an experimental reactor maintained a scorching 120 million degrees Celsius for 101 seconds. The incredible result could represent another stage towards creating atomic fusion energy, seen by many people as the holy grail of clean energy as the materials it requires are abundant.

Russia warns Disney against distributing short film featuring gay character
Russia’s communications regulator Roskomnadzor on Friday warned Walt Disney Co (DIS.N) against distributing content it said was harmful to children in Russia with its release of a short film, “Out”, which features a gay main character.

Maine Lawmakers Mull Bill to Allow Transgender Men in Women’s Prisons
Lawmakers in Maine are considering legislation that would allow incarcerated individuals in the state to be assigned cells according to their “gender identity” instead of biological sex.

More Churches Closed than Opened in 2019. Then Came the Pandemic
US Protestant churches endured a difficult 2020, including starting the year with fewer congregations.

Two More Coffin Nails and 100% Certainty of COVID-19 Fraud – Can Anyone Prove It Isn’t?
..Curiously and by means of evidence later provided to me by an epidemiologist, we confirmed that the U.S. and other Western nations were ordering “COVID”-specific test kits and supplies by a name that technically wouldn’t exist until 11 Feb 20, when the WHO/CDC cohort would officially apply the “COVID-19” moniker to it. Moreover, the evidence demonstrates that the U.S. and those other nations were making such “COVID-19” purchases dating back to 2017 and in each and every year up to 2019. How does that happen outside of a planned event? It doesn’t – period.

The 4-stage brainwashing con that’s turning America into a Communist-run country
…From fake news to false flags, and from a fake pandemic to fake election ballots, the playbook for turning America into a communist hell-hole is not complicated; in fact, it’s pretty obvious, and it’s happening now. Keep in mind this can all be accomplished inside of 20 years, or one generation.

Popeyes store under criminal investigation after posting sign saying, ‘Will reserve the right to refuse service to white people’
Authorities have launched a criminal investigation into a sign that was reportedly posted at a Popeyes restaurant in Lake Saint Louis, Missouri, announcing that the fast-food restaurant reserved the “right to refuse service to white people.”

1,000 Lawyers and 10,000 Doctors Join Together and File Lawsuit to Prosecute the “2nd Nuremburg Tribunal” Against Corona Fraud Scandal
Thousands of attorneys and doctors have joined forces to sue the CDC, WHO and the Davos Group for crimes against humanity.

Concert Promoter In Florida Is Charging People $1,000 To Attend Show If You’re Not Vaccinated, But Only $18.95 If You Agree To Take The COVID Jab
Maybe where you live they have dropped the mandatory mask mandate, and you’re starting to feel just a little bit freer now, and it’s a good feeling to be sure. But, to be sure, what happened in early 2020, the rise of the spirit of Antichrist upon the whole world, maybe be changing form but it is not subsiding or going away. It is gathering strength. Soon the ‘unvaccinated’ will be social outcasts much like those who will refuse to take the Mark of the Beast in the Tribulation.

Biden Director of National Intelligence’s Erotica Nights Featured Disturbing Content Written By A Teenager
Joe Biden’s Director of National Intelligence (DNI) Avril Haines hosted erotica readings at a Baltimore bookstore. Haines once featured an erotic reading from a man who said that he wrote the pornographic material when he was sixteen years old. Thus, Haines personally hosted the reading of erotic content written by an adolescent.

FDA document reveals 86% of children who participated in Pfizer covid vaccine trial experienced adverse reactions
As part of the vaccine experiments, children aged 12 to 15 are being injected with mRNA sequences that take control of their cells, causing them to churn our spike proteins in their blood. Spike proteins cause vascular disease and blood clots. Even the Jonas Salk Institute conclusively identifies spike proteins as the culprit behind vascular disease and blood clots.

America Gets Tutored in the Doctrine of Devils
College Fix editor Jennifer Kabbany says “Nevermind the War on Christmas – what about the War on Jesus Christ?” Universities across America show an outright disregard and disdain for Jesus Christ, a survey by The College Fix finds.

They are telling us the plan: A future virus “more deadly” than COVID is coming
A virus even more transmissible and fatal than Covid-19 (which is pretty easy considering Covid’s death rate is about equal to that of the common cold) will lead the world into the next pandemic, the director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of the World Health Organization (WHO) has said, noting the “evolutionary certainty” of such an occurrence.

US Soldiers Expose Nuclear Weapons Secrets Via Flashcard Apps 
For US soldiers tasked with the custody of nuclear weapons in Europe, the stakes are high. Security protocols are lengthy, detailed and need to be known by heart. To simplify this process, some service members have been using publicly visible flashcard learning apps — inadvertently revealing a multitude of sensitive security protocols about US nuclear weapons and the bases at which they are stored.

Deep Cover Insider Sources Say that Americans Are Being Abducted, Having Their Organs Harvested and Then Cremated CHINESE-Style
..In 2013, the American Civil Liberties Union boldly proclaimed that the Detroit police were abducting homeless people and then subsequently dropping them off miles away. However, voices that never get heard, are telling a more nefarious story. They say that the practice is still going on and that some of the homeless are never heard from again.

Source: 31 May 2021 – Rapture Ready

The DNA of the Democrats: Who Are They and What Do They Stand for?

In this special 100th episode of my podcast, I examine the theme of “The DNA of the Democrats,” asking basic questions such as, who are these Democrats? What do they stand for? How much as the party changed since its origins in slavery and racism?

Andrew Jackson, the Founder of the Democrat Party, Set the Stage for the Party’s Corruption

In this section of my special episode on “The DNA of the Democrats,” I reveal how Andrew Jackson, the founder of the Democratic Party, set the party on the road to bigotry, exploitation and corruption. — Dinesh D’Souza is an author and filmmaker.

Why is the U.S. Suddenly Interested in Coronavirus Origin?

Legal Analyst Lionel from Lionel Media joins us to shed some light on the information and discrepancies behind the coronavirus origination. President Biden wants to increase efforts to determine the origins of Covid-19 virus. With a virus that has caused economic and social havoc, has this investigation turned into political leverage against China?

Democrat Woodrow Wilson Revitalized the KKK and Attacked the American Founding

In this section of my special episode on “The DNA of the Democrats,” I show how Woodrow Wilson, America’s first progressive president, established the Democrats as the party of segregation and antagonism to the principles of the American founding. — Dinesh D’Souza is an author and filmmaker.

Taking on Woke Inc.

Congratulations, graduates! Your days of leftist indoctrination are behind you. Just kidding! The glass tower of the corporate world is fast becoming as woke as the ivory tower of the college world. In PragerU’s 2021 commencement address, Ben Shapiro offers some sage advice for how to stick to your values… no matter where you go.

Source: Taking on Woke Inc.