“He that takes truth for his guide, and duty for his end, may safely trust to God’s providence to lead him aright.” – Blaise Pascal. "There is but one straight course, and that is to seek truth and pursue it steadily" – George Washington letter to Edmund Randolph — 1795. We live in a “post-truth” world. According to the dictionary, “post-truth” means, “relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief.” Simply put, we now live in a culture that seems to value experience and emotion more than truth. Truth will never go away no matter how hard one might wish. Going beyond the MSM idealogical opinion/bias and their low information tabloid reality show news with a distractional superficial focus on entertainment, sensationalism, emotionalism and activist reporting – this blogs goal is to, in some small way, put a plug in the broken dam of truth and save as many as possible from the consequences—temporal and eternal. "The further a society drifts from truth, the more it will hate those who speak it." – George Orwell “There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn’t true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.” ― Soren Kierkegaard
One of the reasons why the federal mandate for vaccinations will fail will be the backlash and refusal compliance by the blue-collar workforce.
While the U.S. ideological media will downplay the scale of power within the middle-class and blue-collar workforce, they know the true power exists. The team behind Biden might poke this bear to test a reaction, but they will not dare confront it directly. They know that. WE know that.
The 220,000 members of the American Postal Workers Union (APWU)released a statementsaying the federal government has no business attempting to force vaccinate the workforce. This union will not be the only one… watch:
PRESS RELEASE– Various media outlets have reported that the White House is considering mandatory COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment for federal employees.
Maintaining the health and safety of our members is of paramount importance. While the APWU leadership continues to encourage postal workers to voluntarily get vaccinated, it is not the role of the federal government to mandate vaccinations for the employees we represent.
Issues related to vaccinations and testing for COVID-19 in the workplace must be negotiated with the APWU. At this time the APWU opposes the mandating of COVID-19 vaccinations in relation to U.S. postal workers. (link)
Many today assume that believing the Bible involves blind faith. But what if there was a way to prove that the Bible isn’t just a bunch of fairy tales, but the words of the living God?
Bible prophecy provides powerful evidence that there is a God, and that He inspired what has become the most read, best-selling, most opposed, and most translated book of all time.
Prophecy is the ‘forth-telling’ of God’s plan of redemption of humanity. And one of its most outstanding features is that it is often — quite literally — a record of events before they happen. Much of Bible prophecy is history written in advance.
What makes this possible is that the Bible’s author is timeless. God can see all of history laid out at once, much like someone watching a pageant from a helicopter instead of the street. Those at ground level see only a few floats at a time, but the perspective from above enables the viewer to see it all at once. God is the same with the events of history. There are no surprises to Him.
In the book of Isaiah, God even invites us to test His claim to be God on His ability to foretell the future:
“Remember the former things, those of long ago; I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me. I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. I say: My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please.” — Isaiah 46:9-10
So let’s take the test and see if God really did record history before it happened. The twelve passages below are taken word-for-word from the Old Testament (NKJV), which was written hundreds of years before Jesus walked the dusty roads of Palestine.
As you read them, keep in mind that as a matter of recorded history, the Old Testament was translated into Greek in the city of Alexandria, Egypt, from 270BC until about 130BC. It obviously had to exist by that time in order for it to be translated! This rules out any possibility that the passages below were forged after the event and made to look like prophecy.
Also consider that the New Testament, which records the fulfilment of these prophecies, is by far the best-attested book of ancient literature, with some 25,000 manuscripts still in existence today, spanning from the second through to the fifteenth century.
1. God Will Become a Man
“For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” — Isaiah 9:6
The idea that God would become a human being was not invented during or after Jesus’ lifetime. This prophecy — written 700 years before Jesus — clearly foretold the day when a child would be born who would be known as ‘Mighty God’. That is exactly who Jesus claimed, and demonstrated himself, to be.
2. Messiah Born to a Virgin
“Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel.” — Isaiah 7:14
Immanuel literally means God with us, clearly indicating God’s plan to step into history as a human being. Though the idea of a virgin mother may seem strange to us, it seems to be God’s way of saying that the Messiah did not have two human parents — but rather one human and one divine, making him both fully man and fully God.
3. Messiah Born at Bethlehem
“But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of you shall come forth to Me the One to be Ruler in Israel, whose goings forth are from of old, from everlasting.” — Micah 5:2
During the time of Jesus’ birth, Israel was under the iron fist of the Roman Empire, and the Caesar (Augustus) held a census of the empire, requiring all families to return to the place of their father’s birth to register. For Joseph — Jesus’ legal father — that was the small city of Bethlehem. So even though Jesus grew up in Nazareth, that census essentially forced him to be born in Bethlehem, just as God had foretold!
4. The ‘Sceptre’ Departs from Judah
“The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh comes; and to Him shall be the obedience of the people.” — Genesis 49:10
For centuries, Jewish and Christian commentators have recognised the name Shiloh as a title for the expected Messiah. Therefore, this prophecy states that after Judah loses its sceptre — its judicial power over life and death — the Messiah would soon arrive.
Historical sources affirm that the Roman authorities indeed took from Judah, like many other provinces under the Roman Empire, the right to enforce capital punishment. This occurred in about AD 7.
In response to this, Jewish leaders wore sackcloth and covered their heads in ashes, mourning, “Woe unto us, for the scepter has been taken from Judah, and the Messiah has not appeared!” thinking that God’s own Word had been broken. Little did they know that growing up in the nearby district of Galilee was a young man named Jesus.
5. Messiah Preceded by a Messenger
“‘Behold, I send my messenger, and he will prepare the way before Me. And the Lord, whom you seek, will suddenly come to His temple, even the messenger of the covenant, in whom you delight. Behold, He is coming,’ says the Lord of hosts.” — Malachi 3:1
Heralding Jesus’ coming was a man known in the Bible and in non-biblical sources as John the Baptist. His message to the people of Judea was “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!”, boldly announcing the arrival of the Messiah, just as this prophecy foretold.
6. Astonishing 173,880-Day Prophecy
“Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the command to restore and build Jerusalem until Messiah the Prince, there shall be seven weeks and sixty-two weeks; the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublesome times. And after the sixty-two weeks Messiah shall be cut off, but not for Himself; and the people of the prince who is to come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary. The end of it shall be with a flood, and till the end of the war desolations are determined.” — Daniel 9:25-26
Just as in English our word decade means ten years, so in Hebrew, the word used here for weeks (‘shebuah’) means a period of seven years.
Seven weeks of years (49 years) and sixty-two weeks of years (434 years) were expected to pass between the command to rebuild the city of Jerusalem and the arrival of the Messiah. That gives us a total of 483 years, or 173,880 days (according to the 360-day Jewish calendar).
The command to rebuild Jerusalem was given by Artaxerxes Longimanus on March 14, 445BC. Exactly 173,880 days later, on April 6, AD 32, a man named Jesus Christ, worshipped as the Messiah, entered Jerusalem riding a donkey!
This prophecy also warned that after the Messiah’s death, the temple would be destroyed. This occurred in AD 70, during the destruction of Jerusalem by the Romans, and it has never been rebuilt. Therefore the Messiah had to arrive before that time, which indeed he did.
7. Messiah Struck, Shamed and Abused
“I gave My back to those who struck Me, and My cheeks to those who plucked out the beard; I did not hide My face from shame and spitting.” — Isaiah 50:6
During Jesus’ interrogation by the Jewish leaders, he was spat on, beaten and struck, and then after being sent to the Roman authorities for sentencing, he was scourged. Scourging was a Roman form of punishment that involved repeated blows to the victim’s back with a multiple-lashed whip which had small hard objects embedded in the ends, such as broken pottery and metal, so that the flesh was torn on impact. Jesus was also beaten and spat at on his climb to Golgotha as he carried the cross.
8. The Crucifixion Scene
“My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me? Why are You so far from helping Me, and from the words of My groaning? …
All those who see Me ridicule Me; they shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying, “He trusted in the Lord, let Him rescue Him; let Him deliver Him, since He delights in Him!”…
I am poured out like water, and all My bones are out of joint; my heart is like wax; it has melted within Me. My strength is dried up like a potsherd, and My tongue clings to My jaws; You have brought Me to the dust of death. For dogs have surrounded Me; the congregation of the wicked has enclosed Me. They pierced My hands and My feet; I can count all My bones. They look and stare at Me. They divide My garments among them, and for My clothing they cast lots.” — Psalm 22:1, 7-8, 14-18
In Jesus’ day, the Psalms weren’t numbered. Rather, they were identified by the first line, which in the case of Psalm 22 was My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me? When Jesus shouted these words from the cross (Matthew 27:46), he was drawing attention to Psalm 22, which is a detailed description of his death, written over a thousand years beforehand.
This Psalm described in advance many aspects of Jesus’ crucifixion, including the ridicule of those standing by: “If He is the King of Israel let Him now come down from the cross, and we will believe Him. He trusted God; let Him deliver Him…” (Matthew 27:42-43); the extreme thirst that Jesus suffered (John 19:28); the casting of lots for his clothing (John 19:24); and most remarkably, crucifixion — a method of execution in which the hands and feet were pierced. When Psalm 22 was written, the Romans hadn’t even invented crucifixion yet!
9. Messiah Given Vinegar and Gall to Drink
“You know my reproach, my shame, and my dishonour; my adversaries are all before You. Reproach has broken my heart, and I am full of heaviness; I looked for someone to take pity, but there was none; and for comforters, but I found none. They also gave me gall for my food, and for my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.” — Psalm 69:19-21
It is remarkable that these are the two things that were offered to Jesus as he hung on the cross (Matthew 27:34). Gall was given as a narcotic to deaden pain, but Jesus refused to take more after tasting it, as he was committed to taking the full blow of our punishment upon himself.
10. The Sin-Bearing Messiah
“Surely He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed Him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned, every one, to his own way; and the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.
He was oppressed and He was afflicted, yet He opened not His mouth; He was led as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before its shearers is silent, so He opened not His mouth. He was taken from prison and from judgment, and who will declare His generation?
For He was cut off from the land of the living; for the transgressions of My people He was stricken. And they made His grave with the wicked — but with the rich at His death, because He had done no violence, nor was any deceit in His mouth…
Therefore I will divide Him a portion with the great, and He shall divide the spoil with the strong, because He poured out His soul unto death, and He was numbered with the transgressors, and He bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.” — Isaiah 53:4-9, 12
This passage is so embarrassing to many Orthodox Jews today that in their yearly reading schedules, synagogues go out of their way to avoid reading Isaiah 53!
Even though it was written around 700 years before the cross, this chapter reads like a running commentary of Jesus’ death. Jesus was wounded, bruised, scourged, and killed, and the entire New Testament agrees that he did so in our place — he bore the sins of the world, and our punishment for them, upon himself. Jesus was silent before his accusers (Matthew 27:12), he submitted himself to death (Philippians 2:8), and was buried in a rich man’s tomb (Matthew 27:57-60). And he endured all of these things to reconcile us back to God.
11. Mourning for the ‘Pierced One’
“And I will pour on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication; then they will look on Me whom they pierced. Yes, they will mourn for Him as one mourns for his only son, and grieve for Him as one grieves for a firstborn.” — Zechariah 12:10
The “Me” is God speaking. In the Hebrew text, between the words Me and whom the letters aleph and tau are found. These are the first and last letters of the Hebrew alphabet. So this passage could be read, “they will look on me, the Alpha and the Omega, whom they pierced…” The Alpha and the Omega is a familiar title of God in the New Testament.
So just in case we missed it in the other prophecies, God foretold that He Himself would be pierced (crucified), revealing that Jesus truly is God manifest in the flesh.
12. Messiah Raised to Life
“For You will not leave my soul in Sheol, nor will You allow Your Holy One to see corruption.” — Psalm 16:10
Sheol is Hebrew for the grave. The Holy One would suffer death, but he would not remain in the grave. The resurrection is the clinching evidence that Jesus was not just a man — he was God with us — and death couldn’t hold him down.
The resurrection, though it is rejected today by so many because of the modern world’s bias towards naturalism, is the only plausible explanation for all of the evidencesupplied to us from history.
If the disciples attempted to forge the resurrection as a hoax upon the world, there is no way that 10 out of 12 of them would be willing to suffer death for something they knew was a lie. That they did die as martyrs strongly suggests that they believed their own claims about Jesus’ victory over the grave.
Confucius’s, Mohammad’s, and Buddha’s tombs are today occupied. The tomb of Jesus of Nazareth is empty. He is risen!
Brethren, we are seeing much of the world jumping on the Covid Bandwagon, giddy with excitement, and harsh with those who do not wish to get the jab. We are even seeing well known Prophecy Update individuals urging their viewers to “Go ahead and get the jab!”
Are we close to Tribulation? Are we close to Antichrist being revealed?
Watch this excellent video from aminutetomidnite (Tony Koretz) joined by Leo Hohmann and please do pass this on.
Someone please make the madness stop. Many years ago, when Saturday Night Live was still actually funny, comedian Will Ferrell starred in a skit that was entitled “More Cowbell”. To this day, it remains one of the most famous skits in comedy history, and that is because it was absolutely hilarious. If you have never seen it, you can find it right here. Unfortunately for all of us, the Federal Reserve is now doing their own version of “More Cowbell”, but it isn’t funny at all. At this point, Fed officials sound like a broken record, because month after month they just keep telling us that the answer to our growing economic problems is even more inflation. They have completely gone off the deep end, but since most Americans are illiterate when it comes to economics hardly anyone is objecting.
Earlier today, I received an alarming email from one of my readers. This particular reader was quite alarmed that the price of her favorite juice just went up three dollars, and I would have loved to tell her that these price increases are just “temporary” and that everything will go back to normal soon.
But I couldn’t do that, because that isn’t the truth.
The Federal Reserve open market committee has voted unanimously to continue the central bank’s easy money policies, again dismissing soaring inflation as ‘transitory’ and saying COVID-19 still poses risks to the economy.
The 11-member committee voted on Wednesday to keep the federal funds rate near zero and continue flooding the market with money through massive bond purchases ‘until substantial further progress’ is made on boosting employment.
“$120 billion a month in bond purchases” may sound boring to most Americans, but if people really understood what this was doing to our standard of living they would be protesting in the streets tomorrow morning.
On average, the Federal Reserve is pumping more than a billion dollars into our financial system every single hour.
This sort of thing is only supposed to be done during a major emergency. The very first time that “quantitative easing” was used on a large scale was during the last financial crisis, and now it has basically become something that the Fed just does all the time.
As I discussed yesterday, the size of the Fed balance sheet has roughly doubled during this pandemic. Of course this was going to cause inflation to spike.
On Wednesday, Fed Chair Jerome Powell openly admittedthat “inflation could turn out to be higher and more persistent than we expected”.
Indicators of long-term inflation expectations appear broadly consistent with our longer-run inflation goal of 2%. If we saw signs that the path of inflation or longer-term inflation expectations were moving materially and persistently beyond levels consistent with our goal, we’d be prepared to adjust the stance of policy.
What in the world is he smoking?
Does he actually believe that we can flood the system with trillions and trillions of fresh dollars and keep inflation down to about 2 percent at the same time?
If so, he should see a mental health professional immediately.
Right now, prices are skyrocketing all around us. Earlier today, I came across an article that discussed how farmers are hurting because the price of hay has gone up by about 20 percent…
Local prices for large bales of hay — small bales are significantly more expensive — are shaping up to be around $210 a ton, DeRuwe said, around 20% more than the average year.
Yesterday, I discussed the fact that home prices are up 23 percent over the past year.
Apparently home prices are not yet high enough, because Fed officials want to flood the system with even more money.
Used car prices are up more than 45 percent over the past year. In many cases, used cars are now selling for more than they were when they were brand new.
What we are now witnessing is completely and utterly insane, but the Fed is not the only one to blame.
Our politicians in Washington have been spending money like mad, and now another gigantic spending package is being discussed.
Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona on Wednesday came out in opposition to Democrats’ $3.5 trillion spending blueprint, virtually ensuring her party would be forced to make substantial cuts to get her on board.
In a statement to The Arizona Republic, the moderate Democrat said while she supported efforts to bolster the country’s economic competitiveness in an infrastructure plan, she believed the bill was too large.
In the end, we may see a package that is only about a trillion dollars in size.
But that is still utter madness.
Since the start of the pandemic, we have increased the size of our national debt by five trillion dollars, and now our politicians in Washington want to borrow and spend more giant mountains of money.
While Liberals demand the unvaccinated be placed in economic ghettos, the very same people are allowing COVID infected illegal immigrants to stream across our open border, spreading deadly COVID germs in dozens of towns and cities across America. This is America in 2021.
On CNN yesterday, Don Lemon and Chris Cuomo looked into the camera and said that unvaccinated people have no right to remain unvaccinated, and that if they refuse to submit them they need to be shut out of society. No restaurants, no access to the grocery store for food for their family, no access to anything. What does that remind you of? 17 months into this takeover by the New World Order, and things are only heating up. We told you this was coming, hope you’re ready for it.
“And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.” Revelation 13:16,17 (KJB)
This end times insanity is not limited to the false news purveyors at CNN, it is coming from every quarter of the Biden administration, with the rhetoric growing more intense by the hour. Literally. At the same time you have Liberals demanding the unvaccinated be placed in economic ghettos, the very same people are allowing COVID infected illegal immigrants to stream across our open border, spreading deadly COVID germs in dozens of towns and cities across America. This is America in 2021. You better make sure you’re right with the Lord because you’re going to meet Him sooner than you think.
Restaurants now telling unvaccinated customers, ‘No vax, no service’ as delta variant spreads
FROM MARKET WATCH: As COVID-19 cases surge throughout the U.S., a growing number of dining and drinking establishments are turning unvaccinated customers away, saying their businesses can’t risk possibly exposing patrons and staff to the virus.
But these “No Vax, No Service” decisions have sparked controversy, with anti-vaccination groups and individuals saying they constitute a violation of civil rights. Some states, such as Florida and Texas, have also enacted laws that essentially prevent private businesses from imposing these bans on the unvaccinated.
The bars and restaurants putting the vaccine requirements in place range from individually owned ones to small chains. In San Francisco, a local bar-owner organization representing more than 300 establishments, announced Monday that it’s calling for bar customers to show proof of vaccination or a negative Covid test to enter bars. Patrons who don’t meet the requirement will be allowed to sit outside at local drinking spots.
Why does it seem that any attempts at reasonable border policy designed to protect America is systematically being undone by the current administration? For example, yesterday President Biden released a 21 point plan to process asylum claims and bypass immigration courts. Tens of thousands who have entered the U.S. illegally are reportedly being released without court dates.
Joining Jim to give Crosstalk listeners an update on this issue was Mark Krikorian. Mark is a nationally recognized expert on immigration issues serving as the Executive Director of Center for Immigration Studies. They are an independent, non-partisan research organization examining and critiquing the impact of immigration on the United States. He’s testified numerous times before Congress and has published articles in many outlets.
So what are the current numbers concerning those crossing the border illegally as opposed to how many are being returned? According to Mark, since President Biden was inaugurated, we’ve had between 150,000 and 190,000 illegal immigrants arrested at the border. Some of them have been arrested several times.
The adult males were turned around and sent home. Then there are those who are released into the U.S. This includes the adults who bring children with them. These minors (most of them teenagers) had their parents pay others to have them smuggled to the border. At that point they cross on their own and therefore are listed as unaccompanied minors.
Mark said they’re not really sure, but the number of those formally released into the U.S. stands at about 200,000 so far this year. Most will not get asylum and will simply become illegal aliens.
There was a report this week that about 50,000 individuals were released by the Biden administration without even receiving a court date. They were released with a piece of paper asking them to turn themselves in to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (I.C.E.) when they’d get to their destination. Mark indicated that around 85% never did.
Things have become so crazy that this administration was actually hoping that the numbers would drop once the temperatures went up. Instead, the numbers went up in June so there’s no reason to think that the July numbers will be lower.
Believe it or not, it gets worse. After an illegal alien obtains their notice-to- appear, if they don’t show up, the judge can order that they be deported. However, if they’re found, they don’t need to go back to court. They’re told they’re in the system and that they’ve been deported. The problem is that if they aren’t given a court date, and they’re let go and don’t show up, ICE has to find them (Mark says they’re not even allowed to look for them now) and give them the court date! Then when they don’t show up, ICE has to find them again to throw them out!
This is just a small portion of an information-packed broadcast that will get you up to speed on this topic. Hear much more, including what listeners had to say, when you review this edition of Crosstalk.
“They Also Serve Who Only Stand and Wait” Psalm 130:5–6; Matthew 11:29–30
God does not need Either man’s work or his own gifts. Who best Bear his mild yoke, they serve him best. His state Is kingly: thousands at his bidding speed, And post o’er land and ocean without rest; They also serve who only stand and wait.
Ritzema, E., & Vince, E. (Eds.). (2013). 300 Quotations for Preachers from the Puritans. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.
Live Crucified with Christ, Inwardly and Outwardly Romans 6:6; Galatians 2:19–20
Inwardly and outwardly live always crucified with Christ, and you will attain unto peace and contentment of spirit, and in your patience you shall possess your soul.
JOHN OF THE CROSS
Ritzema, E. (2013). 300 Quotations for Preachers from the Reformation. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.
The Lord maketh poor, and maketh rich: he bringeth low, and lifteth up. (1 Samuel 2:7)
All my changes come from Him who never changes. If I had grown rich, I should have seen His hand in it, and I should have praised Him; let me equally see His hand if I am made poor, and let me as heartily praise Him. When we go down in the world, it is of the Lord, and so we may take it patiently: when we rise in the world, it is of the Lord, and we may accept it thankfully. In any case, the Lord hath done it, and it is well.
It seems that Jehovah’s way is to lower those whom He means to raise and to strip those whom He intends to clothe. If it is His way, it is the wisest and best way. If I am now enduring the bringing low, I may well rejoice, because I see in it the preface to the lifting up. The more we are humbled by grace, the more we shall be exalted in glory. That impoverishment which will be overruled for our enrichment is to be welcomed.
O Lord, Thou has taken me down of late and made me feel my insignificance and sin. It is not a pleasant experience, but I pray Thee make it a profitable one to me. Oh, that Thou wouldst thus fit me to bear a greater weight of delight and of usefulness; and when I am ready for it, then grant it to me, for Christ’s sake! Amen.
The Bible Applied to the Heart Psalm 119:9; Luke 10:26; John 5:39; 17:17; 2 Timothy 3:16–17
The Bible applied to the heart by the Holy Ghost is the chief means by which men are built up and established in the faith, after their conversion. It is able to cleanse them, to sanctify them, to instruct them in righteousness, and to furnish them thoroughly for all good works.
J. C. RYLE*
Ritzema, E. (Ed.). (2012). 300 Quotations for Preachers. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.
Leading Christ into One’s House Matthew 26:40, 43; Mark 14:37, 40; Luke 22:45
I, unhappy and poorest of men, how shall I lead You into my house, I who scarcely can spend a half hour devoutly—would that I could spend even that as I ought!
THOMAS À KEMPIS*
Ritzema, E., & Brant, R. (Eds.). (2013). 300 quotations for preachers from the Medieval church. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.
Does the existence of non-canonical gospels invalidate the claims of the New Testament about Jesus? What motivated the non-canonical authors to write these ancient documents, and what does this motivation tell us about the reliability of the non-canonical stories about Jesus? J. Warner answers these questions in this episode of the NRBtv Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast.
For more information about the impact Jesus and His followers had on science, read Person of Interest: Why Jesus Still Matters in a World That Rejects the Bible. This unique and innovative book makes a case for the historicity and Deity of Jesus from history alone, without relying on the New Testament manuscripts. It contains over 400 illustrations and is accompanied by a ten-session Person of Interest DVD Set (and Investigator’s Guide) to help individuals or small groups examine the evidence and make the case.
Putin brags of hypersonic nukes that ‘can locate any enemy and inflict inevitable strike’ Putin said, “Russia, in the shortest possible time, took its rightful place among the leading maritime powers, went through a colossal path of development from a modest Petrovsky boat to powerful ships of the ocean zone and nuclear-powered missile submarines, acquired effective long-range and short-range naval aviation, reliable coastal defense systems and the latest hypersonic high-precision weapons systems that still have no analogs in the world, which we are constantly and successfully improving.”
Two Koreas Exchange Letters, Agree To “Recover Trust” In Potential Opening For Biden By Trump’s last year in office it seemed whatever positive rapport and communications window he had built up with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un was being lost as momentum toward potential nuclear talks stalled and ground to a halt. And as yet there’s been no signs of movement toward any sort of opening under the Biden administration, however, on Tuesday a fresh development may suggest a breakthrough could be on the horizon as the North and South’s leaders have exchanged letters pledging they will “restore relations”.
Benny Gantz’s message to the citizens of Iran Defense Minister Benny Gantz said on Tuesday in a special interview with the BBC in Persian that “the Iranian nuclear project is a threat to world peace and the peace of the region, and also to the security of the State of Israel.” “We have capabilities and means that I will not be able to elaborate on, and we are highly prepared to ensure that Iran does not have nuclear weapons. I am sure that the Iranian regime is also aware of some of Israel’s capabilities,” he added.
Two dead, several missing after explosion rocks German chemicals site A fire at the Chempark site, which includes chemicals companies Bayer and Lanxess, had been extinguished after an explosion at 9.40 a.m. local time (0740 GMT), park operator Currenta said. “We are deeply shaken by the tragic death of one colleague,” Chempark chief Lars Friedrich said in a series of tweets, adding that four more people were missing.
Iran claims it arrested Mossad agents, seized weapons Iran’s Intelligence Ministry claimed that it has arrested a network of Mossad agents and seized a heavy shipment of weapons and ammunition after they entered Iran through its western border, according to Fars News Agency.
Swastika carved into US State Department elevator A swastika was found on Monday inside an elevator at the State Department building, near the office of the special envoy to monitor and combat antisemitism, Axios first reported on Tuesday. The website also obtained a photo of the swastika, etched into the wall of elevator 36. It has since been removed.
Iranian defector Mollaei dedicates Tokyo judo silver to Israel Mollaei, who represents Mongolia, claimed his first Olympic medal two years after fleeing his native Iran after the country’s judo union tried to pressure him to deliberately lose in the semifinals of the 2019 world championships in Tokyo to avoid facing Israel’s Sagi Muki in the final.
Researchers find 110 more secret Chinese nuclear missile silos under construction New satellite images analyzed by nuclear arms researchers revealed that China is preparing a second field for up to 110 new missile silos capable of housing nuclear-capable weapons. The discovery adds to another 119 silos discovered earlier this year, and form what researchers described this week as “the most significant expansion of the Chinese nuclear arsenal ever.”
Lockheed Martin, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems create new laser weapon Lockheed Martin and Rafael Advanced Defense Systems will work together to develop a ground-based laser weapons system, the companies announced on Tuesday. The two companies signed a Principles of Cooperation agreement stating that they will “also explore opportunities to market this system in the US,” read a statement released by Lockheed Martin.
DOJ Vaccine mandates Now Legal DOJ vaccine mandates are legal as of July 26, 2021. The Department of Justice (DOJ) determined that federal law will not prohibit public agencies and private businesses from requiring COVID vaccines under the Food and Drug Administration’s emergency use authorization With the DOJ vaccine mandates, public places, retail stores, places of business (your job) can require covid vaccines if they wish.
Canadian doctor warns the worst is ‘yet to come’ from blood clotting damage linked to COVID-19 shots “And so, I’m still trying to accumulate more information. But on the ones I have so far, 62 percent of them have evidence of clotting, which means that these blood clots are not rare. It means that the majority of people are getting blood clots that they have no idea that they’re even having,” said Dr. Charles Hoffe of Lytton, British Columbia, in an interview with Vancouver-based Christian broadcaster Laura-Lynn Tyler Thompson last week.
BREAKING! 78 Missing Children Found in New Mexico A multi-agency operation, led by U.S. Immigration Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and U.S. Marshals Service (USMS), results in the recovery and/or location of 78 missing minors in the past two months in the area.
Fox News star says the unvaccinated should be banned from Restaurants and CollegesPosted: 27 Jul 2021 06:29 PM PDTOPINION (Todd Starnes) – Fox News Channel star Geraldo Rivera attacked Americans who have legitimate concerns about the China Virus vaccine. “If you are unvaccinated and you are going around untested, you are an arrogant, selfish, s.o.b.,” Geraldo said on Fox News. If you are unvaccinated you should at least get tested every week on your own, he went on to say.Geraldo just had another absolute meltdown on live TV, says those who are unvaccinated should be “banned” from “restaurants,” “businesses,” and “colleges:””If you’re unvaccinated… you are an arrogant, selfish SOB.” pic.twitter.com/0GCRrGZEBI— Benny (@bennyjohnson) July 27, 2021“Understand why you are banned from the VA, why you are banned from restaurants, why you are banned from other businesses and colleges increasingly,” he said.Continue reading Fox News star says the unvaccinated should be banned from Restaurants and Colleges at End Time Headlines.
10 disasters that has gripped the world in the past few monthsPosted: 27 Jul 2021 02:40 PM PDT(OPINION) ETH – This is a summer that none of us will ever forget. There has been one apocalyptic disaster after another, and we haven’t even reached the halfway point yet. At the same time, that historic flooding has been absolutely devastating parts of Europe and China, unprecedented heat, drought, and wildfires have been hitting portions of North and South America extremely hard.On top of all that, countless numbers of birds are suddenly dropping dead, hundreds of millions of sea creatures have been wiped out, the COVID pandemic is experiencing a major resurgence and we are starting to see famine break out in parts of Africa.Continue reading 10 disasters that has gripped the world in the past few months at End Time Headlines.
Republican governors are pushing back against adding mask mandates after the Centers for Disease Control issues new guidelines on Tuesday as the nation’s response to COVID-19 becomes increasingly political. “The […] The post appeared first on The Western Journal .
Chicago’s hidden war, the CDC is updating it’s mask guidance due to the rapid spread of the Delta variant, Christian Author Max Lucado says he recently tested positive for COVID-19 despite vaccination. Officers testified that January 6th was unlike any protest they’d experienced.