Daily Archives: July 18, 2021

Why Francis Schaeffer Matters: His Approach to Apologetics – Part 6 — Veritas et Lux

Christian Apologetics: Two Purposes

Francis Schaeffer’s holds a rather basic view concerning apologetics.  He explains there are two purposes of Christian apologetics.  “The first is defense.  The second is to communicate Christianity in a way that any given generation can understand” (The God Who Is There, 151).

Schaeffer begins his approach to apologetics by pointing out that every non-regenerate person enters the discussion with a set of presuppositions.  Some have taken the time to analyze their presuppositions.  Most have not.  But each non-regenerate person is caught in the horns of a dilemma because it is impossible to be consistent in logic or practice.  This holds true along the whole spectrum of people.  Every person whether a University student, housewife, businessman or disgruntled teenager is stuck and boxed in by the logic of his or her presuppositions.  Thus, Schaeffer writes, “You are facing a man in tension, and it is this tension which works on your behalf as you speak to him . . . A man may try to bury the tension and you may have to help him find it, but somewhere there is a point of inconsistency” (The God Who Is There, 133).  Schaeffer adds, “To have to choose between one consistency or the other is a real damnation for man.  The more logical a man who holds a non-Christian position is to his own presuppositions, the further he is from the real world; and the nearer he is to the real world, the more illogical he is to his presuppositions” (The God Who Is There, 133-134).

Therefore, the place to begin in the real world with real people is to find out where the tension exists.  Once the point of tension is uncovered the apologist must push the non-regenerate man toward the logical conclusion of his presuppositions.  Schaeffer warns, “Pushing him towards the logic of his presuppositions is going to cause him pain; therefore, I must not push any further than I need to” (The God Who Is There, 139).

Schaeffer calls this approach “taking the roof off” because every man has constructed a roof over his head to protect himself at the point of tension.  “At the point of tension the person is not in a place of consistency in his system, and the roof is built as a protection against the blows of the real world, both internal and external” (The God Who Is There, 140).

Taking the roof off involves showing man his need.  His need is addressed in the Scriptures which show his lostness and the answer found in the person of Jesus Christ.  Schaeffer admits that this process is extremely unpleasant “but we must allow the person to undergo this experience so that he may realize his system has no answer to the crucial questions of life.  He must come to know that his roof is a false protection from the storm of what is; and then we can talk to him about the storm of God’s judgment” (The God Who Is There, 141).

As soon as the person is ready to hear the gospel it is not necessary to push any further.  Schaeffer departs from the typical evangelistic approach at this point.  He writes, “We must never forget that the first part of the gospel is not ‘Accept Christ as Savior,’ but ‘God is there.’  Only then are we ready to hear God’s solution for man’s moral dilemma in the substitutionary work of Christ in history” (The God Who Is There, 144).

Christian Apologetics: Two Principles

Schaeffer believes that there are two vital principles in communicating the gospel (Escape From Reason, 269).  First, there are certain unchangeable facts which are true.  Here again, the idea of antithesis is prominent in Schaeffer’s thinking.  If a given proposition is true, it’s opposite is false.  Second, we need to know the thought patterns of the culture at large.  Unless we do this, the gospel will fall on deaf ears.

Schaeffer proceeds to discuss biblical faith which begins with the fact of God’s existence.  “True Christian faith rests on content . . . The true basis for faith is not the faith itself, but the work which Christ finished on the cross.  My believing is not the basis for being saved – the basis is the work of Christ . . . The call to Christian believing rests on God’s propositional promises” (The God Who Is There, 146).

Schaeffer militates against easy believism and goes to great lengths to promote a biblical paradigm for faith.  Here he stands in the historic tradition of the Reformers who taught that biblical faith is a combination of notitia (know the facts of the gospel), assensus (believing the facts of the gospel) and fiducia (trusting or banking one’s hope on Christ alone for salvation).  Schaeffer outlines his scheme for biblical faith and is worth quoting in its entirety to get the full flavor of his thinking.

1. Do you believe that God exists and that He is a personal God, and that Jesus Christ is God – remembering that we are not talking of the word or idea god, but of the infinite-personal God who is there?

2. Do you acknowledge that you are guilty in the presence of this God – remembering that we are not talking about guilt-feelings, but true moral guilt?

3. Do you believe that Jesus Christ died in space and time, in history, on the cross, and that when He died His substitutional work of bearing God’s punishment against sin was fully accomplished and complete?

4. On the basis of God’s promises in His written communication to us, the Bible, do you (or have you) cast yourself on this Christ as your personal Savior – not trusting in anything you yourself have ever done or ever will do? (The God Who Is There, 147).

To sum up Dr. Schaeffer’s approach to apologetics one must understand that he embraces Paul’s method of preaching to man without the Bible.  He suggests telling the sinner, “You’re under the wrath of God because you hold the truth in unrighteousness.”  (Death In The City, 266).  The reason:  Sinful man needs to come to grip with the fact that he is a law-breaker and will ultimately face the white-hot wrath of God apart from Christ.

Why Francis Schaeffer Matters: An Introduction – Part 1

Why Francis Schaeffer Matters: The Turning Point in Truth – Part 2

Why Francis Schaefer Matters: The Line of Despair – Part 3

Why Francis Schaeffer Matters: Consequences of Pitting Rationality Against Faith – Part 4

Why Francis Schaeffer Matters: Epistemology – Part 5

Why Francis Schaeffer Matters: His Approach to Apologetics – Part 6 — Veritas et Lux

July 18 Evening Quotes of The Day

The Difference Between Study and Meditation
Romans 12:2; 1 Corinthians 8:1

The end of study is information, and the end of meditation is practice, or a work upon the affections. Study is like a winter sun that shines but does not warm, but meditation is like blowing up the fire, where we do not mind the blaze but the heat. The end of study is to hoard up truth, but of meditation to lay it forth in conference or holy conversation. In study, we are rather like vintners that take in wine to store themselves for sale; in meditation, like those that buy wine for their own use and comfort. A vintner’s cellar may be better stored than a nobleman’s; the student may have more of notion and knowledge, but the practical Christian has more of taste and refreshment.


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

Do Not Seek Comfort in Christ, but Sorrows
John 16:20–22; Romans 6:5; Philippians 3:10; 1 Peter 2:19

Jesus Christ is but little known of those who consider themselves His friends; for we see them seeking in Him their own comfort, and not His bitter sorrows.


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

An Appeal; Deliverance — VCY America

And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me. (Psalm 50:15)

This is a promise indeed!

Here is an urgent occasion—”the day of trouble.” It is dark at noon on such a day, and every hour seems blacker than the one which came before it. Then is this promise in season: it is written for the cloudy day.

Here is condescending advice, “Call upon me.” We ought not to need the exhortation: it should be our constant habit all the day and every day. What a mercy to have liberty to call upon God! What wisdom to make good use of it! How foolish to go running about to men! The Lord invites us to lay our case before Him, and surely we will not hesitate to do so.

Here is reassuring encouragement: “I will deliver thee.” Whatever the trouble may be, the Lord makes no exceptions but promises full, sure, happy deliverance. He will Himself work out our deliverance by His own hand. We believe it, and the Lord honors faith.

Here is an ultimate result: “Thou shalt glorify me.” Ah, that we will do most abundantly. When He has delivered us we will loudly praise Him; and as He is sure to do it, let us begin to glorify Him at once.

An Appeal; Deliverance — VCY America

July 18 Evening Verse of The Day

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15:6 Rejoice with me There is shared joy over the recovery of the lost sheep (compare Luke 15:7, 10).[1]

15:6 calls together his friends and his neighbors. Cf. v. 9. The Pharisees and scribes should rejoice that the lost sheep of Israel are entering the kingdom.[2]

15:6 — “And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost!’ ”

The Lord is neither cold-hearted nor matter-of-fact about finding His lost sheep and bringing them home. He takes great joy and feels great excitement in re-establishing a close bond with His wandering creations.[3]

15:6. The rejoicing of the sheep’s owner spreads to his “friends and neighbors” as he calls them together. The Pharisees and scribes should have rejoiced with Jesus whenever any tax collector or sinner drew near to Him. Instead, they complained.[4]

15:6 The shepherd summoned his friends and neighbors to rejoice with him over the salvation of the lost sheep. This speaks of the Savior’s joy in seeing a sinner repent.[5]

15:6 “ ‘ “Rejoice with Me” ’ ” This AORIST PASSIVE (deponent) IMPERATIVE is repeated in v. 9 and is paralleled in v. 23 (literally as “be merry,” AORIST PASSIVE SUBJUNCTIVE). This command reflects the desire of God who wants to accept and rejoice over all who return to Him through a repentant faith response to His Messiah, His Son.[6]

Ver. 6.—And when he cometh home, he calleth together his friends and neighbours, saying unto them, Rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep which was lost. And here the shepherd craves for sympathy from his fellows; he would have others share in his joy in finding the perishing, suffering sheep. This sympathy with his effort to win the lost the Galilæan Master had looked for among the rulers and teachers of Israel in vain. Now, sympathy, it must be remembered, is not merely sentiment or courtesy. True sympathy with a cause means working in good earnest for the cause. This, however, the ruling spirits in Israel, in every sect, coldly refused. They not only declined their sympathy with the acts of Jesus; they positively condemned his works, his efforts, his teaching.[7]

15:6 Rejoice with me. The overwhelming note is one of joy, first at finding the sheep (15:5) and then at the homecoming.[8]

6 The climax of the story is not only the return of the sheep but the triumphant rejoicing in its rescue. This theme of rejoicing ties the three parables of ch. 15 together. In Luke, rejoicing and celebrating signify the witness of God’s salvific acts in history. Jesus is also stressing, both by parable and direct statement (v. 7), that his seeking and receiving of sinners pleases God.[9]

[1] Barry, J. D., Mangum, D., Brown, D. R., Heiser, M. S., Custis, M., Ritzema, E., … Bomar, D. (2012, 2016). Faithlife Study Bible (Lk 15:6). Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.

[2] Crossway Bibles. (2008). The ESV Study Bible (p. 1988). Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles.

[3] Stanley, C. F. (2005). The Charles F. Stanley life principles Bible: New King James Version (Lk 15:6). Nashville, TN: Nelson Bibles.

[4] Valdés, A. S. (2010). The Gospel according to Luke. In R. N. Wilkin (Ed.), The Grace New Testament Commentary (p. 305). Denton, TX: Grace Evangelical Society.

[5] MacDonald, W. (1995). Believer’s Bible Commentary: Old and New Testaments. (A. Farstad, Ed.) (p. 1429). Nashville: Thomas Nelson.

[6] Utley, R. J. (2004). The Gospel according to Luke (Vol. Volume 3A, Lk 15:6). Marshall, TX: Bible Lessons International.

[7] Spence-Jones, H. D. M. (Ed.). (1909). St Luke (Vol. 2, pp. 40–41). London; New York: Funk & Wagnalls Company.

[8] France, R. T. (2013). Luke. (M. L. Strauss & J. H. Walton, Eds.) (p. 255). Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books.

[9] Liefeld, W. L., & Pao, D. W. (2007). Luke. In T. Longman III & D. E. Garland (Eds.), The Expositor’s Bible Commentary: Luke–Acts (Revised Edition) (Vol. 10, pp. 250–251). Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.

Because of You — Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

For how do you know, O wife, whether you will save your husband? Or how do you know, O husband, whether you will save your wife?” 1 Corinthians 7:16

Your mission is to live your life.

In 1 Corinthians 7, the Apostle Paul addresses believers who are married to unbelievers, and outlines a general rule that if the unbelieving spouse chooses to stay in the marriage, it would be good for the believer to stay, too. He gives two reasons for this: First, the children will have a godly influence through the believing parent, and second, the unbeliever may be converted “because of you.” (1 Corinthians 7:16) (Exceptions to this rule would of course be situations of abuse and endangerment of a spouse or child.)

Just what does he mean by “because of you,” I wonder? Does it mean you are on a personal crusade to save your spouse? Does it mean that you will preach the Gospel to your spouse at every possible opportunity? Does it mean you will turn your house into a religious institution that coerces your spouse to either put up with Christianity or leave? No, it doesn’t mean any of these things.

It means simply what it says: “… because of you” — because of who you are, because of how you live, because of the way your faith affects everything you do, because of the way you carry on your life, because of the reality of Christ in your life. That’s it. No more; but certainly, no less. Paul is suggesting that living your life with a sense of purpose that comes from your faith in God is enough to convert someone.

It occurs to me that this could be applied to all believers in relation to life in the world among people with whom we work and associate who are not believers. General rule: Don’t leave the world. (Where would you go anyway?) Stay in the world — in relationships with unbelievers — for the chance that someone may be converted “because of you.”

We are not on a crusade; we are on a mission to live our lives according to God’s purposes. When we do that, we make possible an environment of change where a person who does not have a meaningful relationship with God might become curious about someone who does. “Because of you” is a statement of subtle influence, not coercion, and in the context of Paul’s advice in 1 Corinthians 7, it is a steady influence over time, as would be implied by a marriage. There’s nothing complex or even premeditated about a “because of you” influence. This is a believer going about the process of believing; and this is an unbeliever going over their life with a microscope, observing the good, the bad, and the ugly. It does not matter if God is there.

Thought for the day: Don’t ever sell short what God can do “because of you.”

By John Fischer
Used by Permission

Further Reading

•  Life Can Bring Joy out of Sorrow by Norma Becker
•  Fully Surrender to the Lord
•  Salvation Explained

Because of You — Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

Keep Yourself in God’s Love — Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

One day I thought about the verse, “Keep yourselves in God’s love,” (Jude 21) and I wondered, “How do I keep myself in God’s love?”

After all, God’s love is eternal, unchanging and constant.Nothing can remove us from the love of God. What then does this directive actually mean?

God directed my thoughts to my relationship with my husband Marvin. He loves me more than anyone on earth. I feel secure, safe and protected. There are times however, when we have a misunderstanding and my feeling of security quickly changes to insecurity. When this happens, I put up a wall. I withdraw from his love rather than keeping myself in his love. The wall I put up shuts out his love.

In the same way, I will at times try to take myself out of God’s love. I know He orchestrates circumstances in my life to teach me divine truths. Sometimes these situations are very painful and I begin to doubt the truth of the Bible regarding God’s love. I put up a wall. His love for me hasn’t changed, but I don’t experience His love.

For example, when our five-month-old grandson, Spencer, died suddenly, the enemy put thoughts in my mind like,

How could a loving God take away this beautiful grandson from you?”

I began to doubt God’s love. In my mind the attributes of God’s power and sovereignty loomed large and His love seemed small – like the smallest letters on an eyesight-testing chart.

Shortly after Spenser’s death, God spoke to my mind as I was driving along the freeway. He said,

Katherine, do you believe the Bible?”

I answered, “Yes, Lord, You know I do.”

Do you believe that I am love?”

In my mind I could clearly see the verse in 1 John 4:16,“God is love.”

That day I made a choice – again. I would believe the Bible from cover to cover. There would be times when I wouldn’t understand God’s ways, but that did not meant the Bible wasn’t true. These times only revealed my limited understanding of God’s ways.

My wall toward God came down and I once again experienced the warmth of His love.

God, thank You that what You say is true. Thank You that the Bible is truer than our feelings. Amen.

By Katherine Kehler
Used by Permission

Further Reading

•  Life Can Bring Joy out of Sorrow by Norma Becker
•  Fully Surrender to the Lord
•  Salvation Explained

Keep Yourself in God’s Love — Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

July 18 Afternoon Quotes of The Day

The Need of Tenderness in Ministers
James 1:19–20

I never was fit to say a word to a sinner except when I had a broken heart myself; when I was subdued and melted into penitency, and felt as though I had just received pardon to my own soul, and when my heart was full of tenderness and pity. No anger, no anger.


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

Finding Yourself to Your Own Ruin
1 Samuel 16:7; Luke 19:3; John 7:24; 2 Corinthians 10:7; Philippians 2:21

You will quickly be deceived if you look only to the outward appearance of men, and you will often be disappointed if you seek comfort and gain in them. If, however, you seek Jesus in all things, you will surely find Him. Likewise, if you seek yourself, you will find yourself—to your own ruin. For the man who does not seek Jesus does himself much greater harm than the whole world and all his enemies could ever do.


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

A Prayer for Fear and Anxiety – Your Daily Prayer – July 18 — Christianity.com

Anxiety speaks like a dictator and lives like bondage. Jesus speaks like peace and brings deliverance to life.

A Prayer for Fear and Anxiety
By Kelly Balarie

For He chose us in Him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in His sight (Ephesians 1:4, NIV).

Anxiety feels not only like sweat, but also like a heart that beats out loud. It pounds and pounds until you’re certain your biggest fears, strongest worries and largest inadequacies will sound in unison and come crashing down.


What makes your anxiety come alive? Social situations? Dwindling finances? Health concerns? Relational issues? Your weight? Your future? Your past?

Anxiety speaks like a dictator and lives like bondage. Jesus speaks like peace and brings deliverance to life.

3 Ways to Wreck Anxiety and Fear

1. Acknowledge: God chose you. This means, out of all the millions of people He could have created, could have desired and could have accepted – by grace, He set His affections on you.

2Accept: You are holy. By the sacrifice of Jesus, even in your worry, wrestling and hand writhing, God sees you as radiant and resplendent. You are his walking glory!

3. Affirm: You are blameless in His sight. Because Jesus was the perfect sacrifice, you can walk as an imperfect woman, covered by His heart-aching death on the cross.

Anxiety is an invasive bully. It gets in your face and then under your skin, telling you you’re about to face ruin.

The best way to beat fear is to not fear it. The best way to beat fear is to acknowledge it, repent of it and then douse it with love. It can’t rage under the power of the Living Water (Jo. 4:14). It can’t thrive under the light of truth. It can’t strengthen when submitted to the God of all strength.

There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment… (1 John 4:18)

Let’s Pray

Dear Lord, thank You. Thank You that You see us as holy and blameless. Thank You that You want us. Thank You that, because of your sacrifice, You see us as radiant. There is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. We accept this as truth and we will walk by this truth today. We love You.

In Jesus’ Name,


Content taken from the Girlfriends in God devotional, “3 Ways to Wreck Anxiety and Fear,” written Kelly Balarie. You can read that piece in full here. All rights reserved.

A Prayer for Fear and Anxiety – Your Daily Prayer – July 18 — Christianity.com

18 Jul 2021 News Briefing


Temple Mount: PM continues Jewish visits after Muslim-police clashes
Prime Minister Naftali Bennett ordered the police to continue allowing Jews to ascend the Temple Mount on Sunday, the fast day of Tisha Be’av, even as Muslims clashed with police at the holy site. Bennett met with Public Security Minister Omer Bar Lev and Police Commissioner Yaakov Shabtai after police entered the area to stop rocks being thrown from al-Aqsa Mosque.

Erdan: We’ll defend our right to Jerusalem against Hamas lies
Israel will continue to defend its rights to Jerusalem against the falsehoods spread by…Hamas, Israel’s Ambassador…Gilad Erdan (Likud) told a visiting delegation of foreign envoys… “As a former minister of public security, I know firsthand that contrary to the lies Hamas tries to spread…Israel goes to great efforts to ensure that people of all faiths are able to practice their religion in peace,” he said.

Exclusive: IDF sees sharp increase in Muslim draft
Even in the wake of Operation Guardian of the Walls and the violent rioting in mixed cities and other towns, the IDF presented encouraging statistics that show a sharp rise in the number of Muslims drafting to the IDF. According to the numbers, 606 Muslim Arabs drafted to the IDF in 2020, compared to 489 in 2019 and 436 in 2018. More than half of those who have drafted went to combat roles.

Why Russia Is So Freaked Out Over NATO’s Recent Military Drills
…Deputy Secretary of Russia’s Security Council Mikhail Popov warned in an interview with the Russian-language Rossiyskaya Gazeta daily this week that NATO’s stepped-up military activity, as well as the development of missile defense in the United States now contribute to an increased military threat and security challenge for Moscow.

French Business Owners Face Prison, €45k Fines for Not Checking Vax Passports
French businesses that do not check people for vaccine passports, the so-called “health pass”, could face fines of up to €45,000 and a year in prison under a proposed new French law. President Emmanuel Macron announced the draft law on Monday, extending the health pass requirement to various businesses, including restaurants, cafes, shopping centres, trains, and air travel, from August.

Daughter of Afghan envoy kidnapped and injured in Pakistan
The daughter of Afghanistan’s ambassador to Pakistan was briefly kidnapped and injured by unknown assailants, officials say. Silsila Alikhil was held for several hours after being seized on her way home in the Pakistani capital Islamabad on Friday. Afghanistan’s foreign ministry says she was “severely tortured” and it was lodging a complaint.

Militia officials: US drone destroys militia truck in Syria
A U.S. drone attack targeted a truck for an Iran-backed militia in eastern Syria on Sunday, destroying the vehicle without causing any casualties, two Iraqi militia officials said. The attack came amid increasing tensions in the region between the U.S. military and Iran-backed Iraqi militias in recent weeks. The Americans have targeted militants who used drones and rockets to hit bases housing U.S. troops.

WW3 fears as China vows to ‘use nuclear bombs’ in ongoing row with Japan
Officials from China’s ruling Communist Party have issued a dire threat to “continuously use nuclear bombs” against Japan if there’s any interference with a future Chinese invasion of Taiwan. The municipal committee of Baoji…posted a video…entitled: ”If Japan intervenes in military affairs to reunify Taiwan, I must recommend the exceptional theory of nuclear strikes on Japan,”earlier today.

At least 25 killed as landslides hit Mumbai, India
At least 25 people have been killed after a series of landslides hit Mumbai, India on July 18, 2021. Heavy rains started affecting the region on Saturday night, July 17, and continued into July 18, causing severe water-logging and disruption of both rail and road traffic. Heavy to very heavy rains are expected in the region over the next 4 days.

Marlborough hit by its largest-ever recorded flood, New Zealand
New Zealand’s Marlborough, the country’s largest wine-growing region, was hit by its worst flood on record on July 17, 2021. Marlborough District Council deputy mayor Nadine Taylor said…that 900 people from 500 properties across Marlborough had to be evacuated. “Our stop bank network held up very well considering this is our largest-ever recorded flood – a far bigger event than the previous biggest in 1983,” she said.

Unseasonal rains hit Oman, causing severe floods
Heavy rains and thunderstorms affecting Oman since Thursday, July 15, 2021, caused severe floods that disrupted traffic and electricity supply, swept away crops, particularly in the Al Dakjhaliya governorate, and left 4 people dead and 3 missing. Oman meteorologists said such heavy rains are unusual in July.

Canadian churches torched and vandalized amid fury as more graves of Indigenous children are discovered at Catholic-run boarding schools
A First Nations community in western Canada announced the discovery of at least 160 unmarked graves close to an ex-residential school run by the Catholic church that closed in 1975.

At least 800 tons of dead sea life washed up in Tampa Bay
Hundreds of tons of dead sea life washed up along the shores of Tampa Bay due to a natural phenomenon known as a “red tide,” and now local officials calling on the state government for help in cleaning up the the massive mess.

Not a drop to drink: Water shortages in Iran cause wave of protests
Street protests broke out overnight over severe water shortages in Iran’s oil-rich southwest, according to Iranian news outlets and videos posted on social media on Friday, as the country faces its worst drought in 50 years.

Felicia maintains strength as a Category 4 hurricane as Tropical Storm Guillermo forms in Eastern Pacific
Hurricane Felicia is maintaining its power as as strong Catgory 4 system for to the east-southeast of Hawaii.

Catastrophic floods claim lives of more than 150 people, leave more than 1 000 missing, Europe
More than 150 people across Europe have been killed and more than 600 injured after record-breaking rains caused catastrophic flooding on July 14 and 15, 2021. German authorities said more than 1 000 people are still unaccounted for. The worst affected were Germany and Belgium, followed by France, Luxembourg, Switzerland, and the Netherlands.

The truth about vaccines that the CDC doesn’t want you to know
On July 15, 2021, the US Surgeon General called COVID misinformation an “urgent threat.” We couldn’t agree more. But what he neglects to say is that the misinformation is coming from the CDC, FDA, and NIH. Those organizations do not want you to know how many people have been killed or permanently disabled by the COVID vaccines.

SHOT ON SIGHT: Biden’s door-to-door vaccine propagandists are now bringing vaccinators along with them
The witch hunt is on, as the federal government prepares to send out “health ambassadors” and “public health workers” into communities and neighborhoods across the United States. The Mecklenburg County Health Department in North Carolina is launching a “doses to doors” program, equipping vaccine propagandists with covid-19 shots, which can be delivered at the person’s front door.

Hate crimes against Christians becoming commonplace in Canada
Hate crimes targeting Christians are increasingly becoming normal in Canada. There have been at least 45 attacks on Christian congregations in the country since June, including 17 cases in which churches were completely burned down.

Eight Shot in Downtown Portland Mass Shooting 
Portland Police – what’s left of them – report that eight people were shot overnight in a mass shooting in downtown Portland. Portland Police reported that one of the victims had life-threatening injuries. No one died in the shooting. No arrests have been made.

What’s Worse Than Catholic Churches Burning Down Across Canada? 
Following the grim discovery of mass graves from Catholic-run schools for indigenous children, churches across Canada are being torched to the ground. Instead of the liberal government of Justin Trudeau harshly condemning the attacks, however, it has sent a weak and passive message to the arsonists.

NZ lecturers claim Beijing is planting spies in universities 
Three lecturers at different universities in New Zealand claimed that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has been planting spies in their institutions. The three said that Chinese individuals have shown up to their lectures and conducted “information-gathering” activities. They even shared instances of Chinese outsiders disrupting lectures and confronting them because of the topics they discussed.

Big tech scrubs religious radio show from YouTube 
YouTube removed an entire radio show from its platform this week, hosted by popular Christian author and social commentator Eric Metaxas, citing violations of their community standards.

Former Pfizer VP says mainstream media “fact checks” are “a pack of lies” 
When it comes to the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19), there is no such thing as “asymptomatic transmission” or “variants.” These are completely made-up concepts that have no basis in reality, and yet anyone who tries to tell the truth about it is chided by the mainstream media for spreading “misinformation.”

YouTube is now censoring government meetings that it doesn’t want the public to see… is Big Tech now dictating what governments are allowed to say?
Just to show, again, how wealthy, powerful, and out of control the major social media platforms have gotten, YouTube has now assumed the right to censor — yes, censor — city council meetings if the speech Nazis who work there don’t like what’s being said.

DHS training program prepares for rural lockdowns, mass public quarantines against unvaccinated
A Department of Homeland Security training program has provided a model for the federal government to normalize mass public quarantine measures despite COVID-19 infections and deaths dropping across the United States.

Kathleen Sebelius wants you to be separated from your children if you refuse to get “vaccinated” for covid
The former head of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under Barack Hussein Obama is pushing the narrative that parents who refuse Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) “vaccines” should be forcibly separated from their children and denied employment.

The Next Emoji Update Will Likely Include A Transgender ‘Pregnant Man’ Despite The Fact That Only Biological Women Are Able To Give Birth
What used to be called ‘science’ back in my high school biology class is now considered ‘hate speech’ in the dark ages in which we find ourselves, the radical idea that only a biological woman is capable of conceiving a baby in her womb and becoming pregnant. Did you ever think you would live long enough to see the day where that considered ‘hate speech’? Well, you have and here you are, watching the world literally being turned into Hell while you watch.

Source: 18 Jul 2021 – Rapture Ready

Shark ‘advocates’ demand rebranding shark attacks as ‘shark interactions’ because it brands them as “cold-blooded killers”Posted: 17 Jul 2021 04:54 PM PDT(OPINION) – Shark advocates are calling for people to refer to shark attacks as “shark interactions,” according to a report in the New York Post.  Australian shark enthusiasts are urging the public to stop using the term “attack” when referring to shark bites, insisting that the media has “warped the reputation” of sharks and branded them, cold-blooded killers.Instead, they suggest the term “interactions” as a more neutral descriptor of a bloody attack.Continue reading Shark ‘advocates’ demand rebranding shark attacks as ‘shark interactions’ because it brands them as “cold-blooded killers” at End Time Headlines.
Former DHS official says Republican Party is a greater threat to National Security than Al Qaeda or ISISPosted: 17 Jul 2021 01:37 PM PDTWhen one major political party starts labeling the other major political party as a “national security threat”, that should set off major alarm bells because that means that total tyranny is very near. Needless to say, Democrats and Republicans have always had bitter words for one another, but when you start calling the other side a “national security threat” that is taking things to an entirely different level.Al-Qaeda was a “national security threat”, and so we invaded Afghanistan.Continue reading Former DHS official says Republican Party is a greater threat to National Security than Al Qaeda or ISIS at End Time Headlines.
Great Salt Lake is shrinking fast and scientists demand action before it becomes a “toxic dustbin”Posted: 17 Jul 2021 01:17 PM PDTThe Great Salt Lake is also known as America’s Dead Sea — owing to a likeness to its much smaller Middle Eastern counterpart — but scientists worry the moniker could soon take a new meaning.Human water consumption and diversion have long depleted Utah lake. Its level today is inches away from a 58-year low, state officials say, and Western drought conditions fueled by the climate crisis have exacerbated conditions. The worst part?Continue reading Great Salt Lake is shrinking fast and scientists demand action before it becomes a “toxic dustbin” at End Time Headlines.
L.A. County sheriff says he will not enforce mask mandate claiming it isn’t backed by sciencePosted: 17 Jul 2021 01:12 PM PDT(OPINION) – Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said he will not enforce the reinstated indoor mask mandate because it contradicts guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.In a statement Friday, Villanueva said the department is already underfunded and he “will not expend our limited resources” to ensure residents are following the order. He instead asked for voluntary compliance.“Forcing the vaccinated and those who already contracted Covid-19 to wear masks indoors is not backed by science and contradicts the U.S.Continue reading L.A. County sheriff says he will not enforce mask mandate claiming it isn’t backed by science at End Time Headlines.

Cloth face masks are ‘comfort blankets’ that do little to curb Covid spread, Sage adviser warns | The Telegraph

Dr Colin Axon warned some cloth masks have gaps that are invisible to the naked eye, but are 500,000 times the size of viral Covid particles

Standard face coverings are just “comfort blankets” that do little to reduce the spread of Covid particles, a scientist advising Sage on ventilation has said.

Dr Colin Axon, who has advised the government on minimising the risk of cross-infection in supermarkets, accused medics of presenting a “cartoonish” view of how how tiny particles travel through the air.

He warned some cloth masks have gaps which are invisible to the naked eye, but are 500,000 times the size of viral Covid particles.

“The small sizes are not easily understood but an imperfect analogy would be to imagine marbles fired at builders’ scaffolding, some might hit a pole and rebound, but obviously most will fly through,” he told The Telegraph.

The mask debate has been reignited this week after the Government published ‘Freedom Day’ guidance recommending their continued use. It led to Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, enforcing their continued use on the London Underground.

Dr Axon said the public need to be offered a wider view of the science behind face masks, rather than the “partial view” of information being pushed by medics over their effectiveness.

‘Medics have a cartoonish view of how the world is’

“Medics have this cartoonised view of how particles move through the air – it’s not their fault, it’s not their domain – they’ve got a cartoonish view of how the world is,” he said.

“Once a particle is not on a biological surface it is no longer a biomedical issue, it is simply about physics. The public has only a partial view of the story if information only comes from one type of source. Medics have some of the answers but not a whole view.”

Dr Axon, Brunel University’s senior lecturer in engineering, said that the true mechanisms involved are best evaluated through science.

“When the particle enters another body it returns to a biomedical issue but the mask debate is about the particle journey,” he said.

“Masks can catch droplets and sputum from a cough but what is important is that SARS CoV-2 is predominantly distributed by tiny aerosols.”

Passengers wear face masks on a platform at Canning Town underground station in London
Passengers wear face masks on a platform at Canning Town underground station in London

Dr Axon said that medics were “unable to comprehend” the miniscule elements at play, adding: “A Covid viral particle is around 100 nanometres, material gaps in blue surgical masks are up to 1,000 times that size, cloth mask gaps can be 500,000 times the size.”

Dr Axon, whose report on ventilation in supermarkets was used by both Nervtag and Sage to aid decisions, says that medics “cannot have it both ways” over asymptomatic spread.

He added: “Not everyone carrying Covid is coughing, but they are still breathing, those aerosols escape masks and will render the mask ineffective.”

Droplets from coughs are much larger, and more likely to be stopped by a properly used mask, Dr Axon says. An Oxford study last summer concluded that masks were “effective” in reducing the spread of the virus.

‘We are entrenching bad behaviour’

However, other studies have cast doubt on their effectiveness. A subsequent Danish study involving 6,000 people concluded that there was no statistical difference in infection spread in non-wearers, while data on US states with non-mandated usage failed to show a correlated uptick in cases.

“The public were demanding something must be done, they got masks, it is just a comfort blanket,” Dr Axon noted. “But now it is entrenched, and we are entrenching bad behaviour.

“All around the world you can look at mask mandates and superimpose on infection rates, you cannot see that mask mandates made any effect whatsoever.

“The best thing you can say about any mask is that any positive effect they do have is too small to be measured.”

Source: Cloth face masks are ‘comfort blankets’ that do little to curb Covid spread, Sage adviser warns

Now creationism is white supremacy, too | WND

(AMERICAN THINKER) – Allison Hopper, in an op-ed somehow published in Scientific American, declared that “denial of evolution” is a form of “white supremacy” and perpetuates violence against Black people. (In reality, it is Black people who perpetuate violence against Black people, not a denial of evolution. That is simply a statistical fact.) Hopper’s bio states that she is a “filmmaker and designer.” There’s a shock! Imagine that! A self-professed artist (“artiste”?) who is projecting her privilege onto others!

Hopper opined: “I want to unmask the lie that evolution denial is about religion and recognize that at its core, it is a form of white supremacy that perpetuates segregation and violence against Black bodies. Under the guise of ‘religious freedom,’ the legalistic wing of creationists loudly insists that their point of view deserves equal time in the classroom. Science education in the U.S. is constantly on the defensive against antievolution activists who want biblical stories to be taught as fact.” Moreover, for many decades, “entrenched racism and the ban on teaching evolution in the schools have gone hand in hand.” This raises the question: “WTH?”

If literally everything is proof of white supremacy, nothing is. If there is a “legalistic wing of creationists” loudly insisting that their point of view be given equal time in the classroom, they are doing a poor job. “Science education” in the U.S. is continually on the offensive against Christians and anyone else who dares to question the “experts” who purport to represent the “scientific consensus.” Remember, “the science is settled” … because we said so.

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Source: Now creationism is white supremacy, too

STOP VACCINE NOW – EMAIL YOUR POLITICIANS NOW: By Geert Vanden Bossche — Absolute Truth from the Word of God


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“If You Do Not Have Free Speech You Are Not Free” | Gatestone Institute :: Articles

  • “There was no free speech, you could not share values or thoughts if they were not Mao’s values and thoughts….” — Lei Zhang, Carolina Journal, July 2, 2021.
  • “You have people who now say, ‘Math is white supremacy,’ or that calculus was invented by this man of this race so it is oppression. This is stupid”. — Lei Zhang, Carolina Journal, July 2, 2021.
  • “Most of this crap originated on US campuses. I was at Stanford in the mid-1980s and watched with amazement how political correctness erupted. I had always blamed people like Stalin or Beria for censorship, but now I realized that many intellectuals want it too! Such people will always want censorship; they will always want to be oppressors because they always pretend to be oppressed”. — Vladimir Bukovsky.
  • “When they tell kids, kindergarten, 5, 6 years old, that they are bad because they are in this race, or they are oppressed if they are in this group, and children cannot disagree, this is very bad because they cannot change their skin color or where they are from. They did not choose to be this race or that race, they are Americans, we are all Americans, and if we are fighting each other over this ideology, I agree with that when people say that this will destroy America. This is what happened under Mao and the Cultural Revolution….If you disagree or say something different they punish you…. You have no free thought”. — Lei Zhang, Carolina Journal, July 2, 2021.
  • “As a community, we face an important choice. We can succumb to extreme left ideology and spend the rest of our lives ghost-chasing and witch-hunting, rewriting history, politicizing science, redefining elements of language, and turning STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education into a farce. Or we can uphold a key principle of democratic society—the free and uncensored exchange of ideas….” — Anna Krylov, who was born in the Soviet Union, and is now a Professor of Chemistry at the University of California, The Journal of Physical Chemistry, June 10, 2021.
  • Today, those who fled from Communist regimes see — most dangerously — the same censorship and totalitarian suppression repeated in America’s democracy. They know better than we do what freedom of thought means, and the price we must pay to defend it.

Source: “If You Do Not Have Free Speech You Are Not Free”

Right or Left, You Should Be Worried About Big Tech Censorship | Activist Post

By Cory Doctorow

Conservatives are being censored

Claiming that “right-wing voices are being censored,” Republican-led legislatures in Florida and Texas have introduced legislation to “end Big Tech censorship.” They say that the dominant tech platforms block legitimate speech without ever articulating their moderation policies, that they are slow to admit their mistakes, and that there is no meaningful due process for people who think the platforms got it wrong.

They’re right.

So is everyone else

But it’s not just conservatives who have their political speech blocked by social media giants. It’s Palestinians and other critics of Israel, including many Israelis. And it’s queer people, of course. We have a whole project tracking people who’ve been censored, blocked, downranked, suspended and terminated for their legitimate speech, from punk musicians to peanuts fanshistorians to war crimes investigatorssex educators to Christian ministries.

The goat-rodeo

Content moderation is hard at any scale, but even so, the catalog of big platforms’ unforced errors makes for sorry reading. Experts who care about political diversity, harassment and inclusion came together in 2018 to draft the Santa Clara Principles on Transparency and Accountability in Content Moderation but the biggest platforms are still just winging it for the most part.

The situation is especially grim when it comes to political speech, particularly when platforms are told they have a duty to remove “extremism.”

The Florida and Texas social media laws are deeply misguided and nakedly unconstitutional, but we get why people are fed up with Big Tech’s ongoing goat-rodeo of content moderation gaffes.

So what can we do about it?

Let’s start with talking about why platform censorship matters. In theory, if you don’t like the moderation policies at Facebook, you can quit and go to a rival, or start your own. In practice, it’s not that simple.

First of all, the internet’s “marketplace of ideas” is severely lopsided at the platform level, consisting of a single gargantuan service (Facebook), a handful of massive services (YouTube, Twitter, Reddit, TikTok, etc.) and a constellation of plucky, struggling, endangered indieweb alternatives.


If none of the big platforms want you, you can try to strike out on your own. Setting up your own rival platform requires that you get cloud services, anti-DDoS, domain registration and DNS, payment processing and other essential infrastructure. Unfortunately, every one of these sectors has grown increasingly concentrated, and with just a handful of companies dominating every layer of the stack, there are plenty of weak links in the chain and if just one breaks, your service is at risk.

But even if you can set up your own service, you’ve still got a problem: everyone you want to talk about your disfavored ideas with is stuck in one of the Big Tech silos. Economists call this the “network effect,” when a service gets more valuable as more users join it. You join Facebook because your friends are there, and once you’re there, more of your friends join so they can talk to you.

Setting up your own service might get you a more nuanced and welcoming moderation environment, but it’s not going to do you much good if your people aren’t willing to give up access to all their friends, customers and communities by quitting Facebook and joining your nascent alternative, not least because there’s a limit to how many services you can be active on.

Network effects

If all you think about is network effects, then you might be tempted to think that we’ve arrived at the end of history, and that the internet was doomed to be a winner-take-all world of five giant websites filled with screenshots of text from the other four.

But not just network effects

But network effects aren’t the only idea from economics we need to pay attention to when it comes to the internet and free speech. Just as important is the idea of “switching costs,” the things you have to give up when you switch away from one of the big services – if you resign from Facebook, you lose access to everyone who isn’t willing to follow you to a better place.

Switching costs aren’t an inevitable feature of large communications systems. You can switch email providers and still connect with your friends; you can change cellular carriers without even having to tell your friends because you get to keep your phone number.

The high switching costs of Big Tech are there by design. Social media may make signing up as easy as a greased slide, but leaving is another story. It’s like a roach motel: users check in but they’re not supposed to check out.

Interop vs. switching costs

Enter interoperability, the practice of designing new technologies that connect to existing ones. Interoperability is why you can access any website with any browser, and read Microsoft Office files using free/open software like LibreOffice, cloud software like Google Office, or desktop software like Apple iWorks.

An interoperable social media giant – one that allowed new services to connect to it – would bust open that roach motel. If you could leave Facebook but continue to connect with the friends, communities and customers who stayed behind, the decision to leave would be much simpler. If you don’t like Facebook’s rules (and who does?) you could go somewhere else and still reach the people that matter to you, without having to convince them that it’s time to make a move.


That’s where laws like the proposed ACCESS Act come in. While not perfect, this proposal to force the Big Tech platforms to open up their walled gardens to privacy-respecting, consent-seeking third parties is a way forward for anyone who chafes against Big Tech’s moderation policies and their uneven, high-handed application.

Some tech platforms are already moving in that direction. Twitter says it wants to create an “app store for moderation,” with multiple services connecting to it, each offering different moderation options. We wish it well! Twitter is well-positioned to do this – it’s one tenth the size of Facebook and needs to find ways to grow.

But the biggest tech companies show no sign of voluntarily reducing their switching costs.  The ACCESS Act is the most important interoperability proposal in the world, and it could be a game-changer for all internet users.

Save users’ rights under Section 230, save the internet

Unfortunately for all of us, many of the people who don’t like Big Tech’s moderation think the way to fix it is to eliminate Section 230, a law that makes people who post illegal content responsible for their own speech, while allowing anyone that hosts expressive speech to remove offensive, harassing or otherwise objectionable content.

That means that conservative Twitter alternatives can delete floods of pornographic memes without being sued by their users. It means that online forums can allow survivors of workplace harassment to name their abusers without worrying about libel suits.

If hosting speech makes you liable for what your users say, then only the very biggest platforms can afford to operate, and then only by resorting to shoot-first/ask-questions-later automated takedown systems.


There’s not much that the political left and right agree on these days, but there’s one subject that reliably crosses the political divide: frustration with monopolists’ clumsy handling of online speech.

For the first time, there’s a law before Congress that could make Big Tech more accountable and give internet users more control over speech and moderation policies. The promise of the ACCESS Act is an internet where if you don’t like a big platform’s moderation policies, if you think they’re too tolerant of abusers or too quick to kick someone off for getting too passionate during a debate, you can leave, and still stay connected to the people who matter to you.

Killing CDA 230 won’t fix Big Tech (if that was the case, Mark Zuckerberg wouldn’t be calling for CDA 230 reform). The ACCESS Act won’t either, by itself — but by making Big Tech open up to new services that are accountable to their users, the ACCESS Act takes several steps in the right direction.

Source: EFF.org

Source: Right or Left, You Should Be Worried About Big Tech Censorship

Video of People Who Took the Jab all Over the U.S. and Now Wish They Had Not! “We Want to Be Heard!” — Absolute Truth from the Word of God

Please Share these voices of those injured by the jab! 


Video of People Who Took the Jab all Over the U.S. and Now Wish They Had Not! “We Want to Be Heard!” — Absolute Truth from the Word of God

“This Is Worrying Me Quite A Bit”: mRNA Vaccine Inventor Shares Viral Thread Showing COVID Surge In Most-Vaxxed Countries | ZeroHedge

Dr. Robert Malone, a pioneer in the field of mRNA vaccines, shared a viral Twitter thread on Friday which lays out a disturbing trend; the most-vaccinated countries in the world are experiencing  a surge in COVID-19 cases, while the least-vaccinated countries are not.

“This is worrying me quite a bit,” tweeted Malone, embedding the lengthy thread authored by Twitter user @holmenkollin (Corona Realism) via the ‘thread reader’ app.

this is worrying me quite a bit.https://t.co/c3uwlLAeCr— Robert W Malone, MD (@RWMaloneMD) July 17, 2021

Here’s what has Malone worried: 

Also take a look at what went on in the 15 most vaccinated countries worldwide

(SPOILER: doesn‘t look to good)

⬇️ https://t.co/XJbblfWyho— Corona Realism 🟢 (@holmenkollin) July 16, 2021

Cyprus: majority of people vaccinated.

Highest case count in the world. https://t.co/gNb0kpb0hc— Corona Realism 🟢 (@holmenkollin) July 16, 2021

What‘s special about small kingdom of Bhutan is that they jabbed 64% of their population within one week, starting 27/3.

Just a few days after the start of the rollout, cases went up. pic.twitter.com/QKMxs0BTdD— Corona Realism 🟢 (@holmenkollin) July 16, 2021

Emirates: highest vaccination rate in the whole world.

They just experienced their second highest peak since pandemic began. pic.twitter.com/4Zj5a0mdlE— Corona Realism 🟢 (@holmenkollin) July 16, 2021


„But what about 100% vaccination rate?“

Here you go: 1600 double-jabbed british soldiers on HMS Queen Elizabeth. They even had hygiene rules, distancing etc

Wait 2 months…

1 in 16 (= higher case rate than any country!) turns out to be infected.https://t.co/X8EANXaTVQ— Corona Realism 🟢 (@holmenkollin) July 16, 2021

„But the vaccine also makes people less transmissible?“

That’s what some studies claimed, yes.

But at what point in time did they measure this effect?

The jabs initially trigger your immune system.

But what if the effect fades and you walk around bar any mucosal protection?— Corona Realism 🟢 (@holmenkollin) July 16, 2021

Source: “This Is Worrying Me Quite A Bit”: mRNA Vaccine Inventor Shares Viral Thread Showing COVID Surge In Most-Vaxxed Countries | ZeroHedge

Interview With Dr. Jane Ruby: PROOF of What the Jabs are Doing to Your Blood (Video) — Absolute Truth from the Word of God

Interview with Dr. Jane Ruby :




Interview With Dr. Jane Ruby: PROOF of What the Jabs are Doing to Your Blood (Video) — Absolute Truth from the Word of God

Fauci: We’d Have Smallpox and Polio in the US if the Current Level of Misinformation Existed Decades Ago (VIDEO) | The Gateway Pundit

Dr. Fauci on Saturday said we’d still have smallpox and polio in the U.S. if the current level of misinformation existed decades ago.

Fauci spoke with CNN’s Jim Acosta about Biden’s claim that social media disinformation about the Covid vaccine is “killing people.”

Acosta teed up Fauci with a softball and allowed him to spout propaganda and lies.

“Do you think we could have eradicated polio or defeated the measles if …  if you had Fox News night after night warning people about these vaccine issues that are just you know, bunk?” Acosta asked.

“Well, that is a very good point, Jim,” Fauci said. “If you look at the extraordinary, historic success in eradicating smallpox and eliminating polio from most of the world. And we’re on the brink of eradicating polio. If we had had the pushback, for vaccines, the way we’re seeing on certain media, I don’t think it would have been possible, at all, to not only eradicate smallpox. We probably would still have smallpox. And we probably would still have polio in this country if we had the kind of false information that’s being spread, now. If we had that back, decades ago, I would be certain that we’d still have polio in this country.”

To compare polio and smallpox to Covid is outright propaganda.


Source: Fauci: We’d Have Smallpox and Polio in the US if the Current Level of Misinformation Existed Decades Ago (VIDEO)

‘We Need President Biden to Step Up’: Gov. Ron DeSantis Urges Swift Action Against Communist Regime in Cuba

“The one thing communists fear most, it’s the truth,” Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said in a press conference yesterday, urging President Biden to take action to help Cubans regain access to the internet while also urging Cubans in the military to be “heroic” and stop doing the bidding of the communist dictatorship.

Source: ‘We Need President Biden to Step Up’: Gov. Ron DeSantis Urges Swift Action Against Communist Regime in Cuba