Daily Archives: October 22, 2021

Christian Headline News 10/18-10/23 — Christian Research Network

Need to read articles you may have missed this week…

MONDAY – 10/18

Why Todd White is the Most Dangerous Kind of False Teacher

Is America Becoming Rome Versus Byzantium?

Amazon copied products and rigged search results to promote its own brands, documents show

Joe’s Presidency Is Building Hunter Biden Back Bigger

TUESDAY

The Steal

Why is the medical profession letting us die?

Remaining Faithful When Others Embrace LGBTQ+ Theology

Bethel Church Preaches ‘Tunnel of Youth’ Heresy That You Can Reverse Your Age

WEDNESDAY

Study: Increases in COVID-19 are unrelated to levels of vaccination across 68 countries and 2947 counties in the United States

FDA Will Allow ‘Mix and Match’ COVID Booster Shots. What Could Go Wrong?

Sharing Christ with those who worship idols

The Left Is Evil — and Liberals Keep Voting for Them

THURSDAY

SBC Pastor Mike Stone Sues Russell Moore for defamation

Pfizer and BioNTech announce their vaccine is USELESS 11 months after dosing… 

Biden family corruption is an elephant the media works to ‘disappear’

FAUCI LIED: NIH Admits Funding Gain-of-Function Research at Wuhan Lab

FRIDAY

Paid to Speak: The Speaking Honorarium Business

COVID has uncovered something alarming in the West

Al Mohler Ditches T4G, ‘I’ve Got Other Things to Do’

Who Will You Serve, God Or The World?

FEATURED ARTICLES

Bethel Church’s new megabucks megastructure will model ‘on earth as it is in heaven’

Major evangelical figure comes out as gay

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MARSHA’S ARTICLES

Christian Headline News 10/18-10/23 — Christian Research Network

Millions of US Workers Resign – YouTube

Jesse Ventura and Brigida Santos discuss the death of former US Secretary of State, Colin Powell, the resignation of millions of workers, supply chain woes and skyrocketing drug overdose deaths. Author Arsalan Iftikhar talks about Islamophobia.
#TheWorldAccordingToJesse #QuestionMore #RTAmerica

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The Global Lane – EP516 – October 21, 2021 – YouTube

Hezbollah’s terror chief vows revenge on Lebanon’s Christians. Is Civil war coming? Wrath unleashed. American anger rising; A.I. & high-tech dominating lives. Who will rule the new gods? Vital workers & the vaccine mandate. A New crisis for …

— Read on m.youtube.com/watch

The Test of Time: What Has Become of Martin Luther’s Reformation? – YouTube

It was in the small German city of Wittenberg in 1517 that a local professor of moral theology is said to have nailed 95 theses to the doors of the castle church, and by that single act, changed the world.

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News Roundup & Comment — VCY America

Date:  October 22, 2021 
Host: Jim Schneider 
MP3  ​​​| Order

https://embed.sermonaudio.com/player/a/10222121385024/

Another week with too many stories to fit into an hour! The following is a sampling of headlines. Listen, share, and PRAY!

  • Supreme Court agrees to hear 2 challenges to Texas abortion law
  • President Biden is spending more time promoting abortion than solving the border crisis or inflation
  • Al-Qaeda threatens new attack on U.S. more painful than 9/11
  • Gun control works! Muslim convert murders five people with bow and arrow
  • Disaster in the making: 12,000 Afghans in U.S. now with no ID
  • Chinese missile reportedly circles the globe before dropping on target
  • National Institutes of Health admit Fauci lied about gain-of-function funding in Wuhan
  • NIH website features much-maligned ivermectin as COVID treatment
  • As vaccinated spread COVID, Fauci claims unvaccinated will spark 5th wave
  • Worst is yet to come from Biden’s vaccine tyranny, US Senator warns
  • OSHA openly advocates ignoring vaccine-related injuries
  • Former CDC director gives alarming statistic on fully vaccinated COVID deaths
  • Fully vaccinated were the majority of COVID deaths in Sweden, UK in September
  • Vermont sees record COVID cases despite 80 percent adult vax rate
  • NYC mandates vaccination for firefighters and police
  • Florida chief fired for not forcing firefighter vaccinations
  • Biden team announces plan to vaccinate ages 5-11
  • CDC director says vaccinated children should still wear masks at school
  • Florida’s new surgeon general says data does not support mask mandates in school
  • 750 GE federal contract workers walk out in protest against vaccine mandates in OH
  • NY divorce judge rules father can’t see young daughter without COVID shot
  • Biden Admin secretly flying thousands of illegal migrants deep into the U.S. under cover of night
  • Man who allegedly raped woman on train is criminal illegal alien who was not deported
  • Panama caught 52 Al-Qaeda suspects headed to the U.S.
  • Biden promotes transgender Rachel Levine to four-star admiral in health service corps
  • Vermont Public High School holds drag show during halftime at football game, faculty joins in

News Roundup & Comment — VCY America

October 22 – Knowing and reacting to the jealous love of God — Reformed Perspective

He yearns jealously over the spirit that He has made to dwell in us – James 4:5b

Scripture reading: James 4:5-10

The fact that we are human beings with spirits should cause us to see that we are special in God’s sight. But this special position also means we have unique responsibilities as humans. He created all human beings to be in a worshipping and serving relationship with Him. This is why James says God yearns jealously over the spirit that he has made to dwell in us.

As God sees us worshipping and serving our pleasures, our occupations, or the idols of our days, He yearns jealously for our hearts and souls. In His jealous love, God, out of grace, sent His Son to redeem us and bring us back into fellowship with Him. Therefore, God humbles or changes our hearts so that we will admit we have wayward hearts and will plead for God’s forgiving love. James describes what this humbling before God looks like. It involves submitting to God’s Word but also resisting and fleeing from the devil and his schemes.

In calling us to clean our hands and purify our hearts, James is really calling us to run to Jesus and live in the joy of His salvation. There must be a deep mourning about our sinful nature, and all the wickedness we are capable of. We also need to weep over the actual sins we have done in our lives. All this should cause us to be humble before our Lord, seeking His grace. The wonderful thing about doing this is that our Lord Jesus Christ will lift us up in the joy of His salvation.

Suggestions for prayer

That we would humble ourselves before our LORD knowing that He will exalt us, in the joy of salvation.

Pastor Richard Bultje is a United Reformed missionary and pastor in the River of Life church plant in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Pastor Richard and his wife, Yukyung moved to Niagara Falls in November 2012 with their three children Calvin, Isaiah and Gloria. This daily devotional is also available in a print edition you can buy at Nearer to God Devotional.

October 22 – Knowing and reacting to the jealous love of God — Reformed Perspective

What Is Painful Will End — VCY America

I will not contend for ever, neither will I be always wroth: for the spirit should fail before me, and the souls; which I have made. (Isaiah 57:16)

Our heavenly Father seeks our instruction, not our destruction. His contention with us has a kind intention toward us. He will not be always in arms against us. We think the Lord is long in His chastisements, but that is because we are short in our patience. His compassion endureth forever, but not His contention. The night may drag its weary length along, but it must in the end give place to cheerful day. As contention is only for a season, so the wrath which leads to it is only for a small moment. The Lord loves His chosen too well to be always angry with them.

If He were to deal with us always as He does sometimes, we should faint outright and go down hopelessly to the gates of death. Courage, dear heart! The Lord will soon end His chiding. Bear up, for the Lord will bear you up and bear you through. He who made you knows how frail you are and how little you can bear. He will handle tenderly that which He has fashioned so delicately. Therefore, be not afraid because of the painful present, for it hastens to a happy future. He that smote you will heal you; His little wrath shall be followed by great mercies.

What Is Painful Will End — VCY America

October 22 Evening Quotes of The Day

Love Is Able to Melt Hearts
1 Samuel 24:8–22; Luke 22:60–62; 1 John 4:10

Have you never beheld a condemned prisoner dissolved into tears upon the unexpected and unmerited receipt of a pardon, who all the time before was as hard as a flint? The hammer of the law may break the icy heart of a man with terrors and horror, and yet it may remain ice still, unchanged; but when the fire of love kindly thaws its ice, it is changed and dissolved into water—it is no longer ice, but of another nature.… Therefore meditate much on the love of God and Christ to your unworthy soul.

GEORGE SWINNOCK

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

Reflect On Other People’s Virtues
Matthew 7:1–5; Luke 6:37; Colossians 3:13

Do not reflect on other people’s faults, but on their virtues and your own defects.

TERESA OF ÁVILA

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

Has Christianity Contributed Anything Significant? — Cold Case Christianity

There is a growing question related to the overall impact religion has had on the world. A 2014 HuffPost poll revealed more than half of Britons believed religion did more harm than good, a sentiment shared even by 20% of those self-described as “very religious.”[1] This appears to go hand-in-hand with a sharp decrease in Christianity in the country, from 72% to 59% between 2001 and 2011.[2]

A Pew Research study of Americans also conducted in 2014 found that 34% of the religiously unaffiliated believed “religion’s declining influence… [is] a good thing.”[3] Given the growing belief that religion does more harm than good, it is worth considering the influence Christianity has had, both in the past as well as the present. A careful study of the Christianity reveals the faith has had an extremely positive impact.

Christianity has had a positive impact on the development of the sciences. Central to the Christian worldview are three intellectual presuppositions necessary for the advancement of scientific study: 1) the intelligibility of nature, 2) the idea that the details of nature can be known by observing them, and 3) an affirmative attitude towards nature.[4] Christianity teaches a high value for truth and teaches that the truth about the existence of God can be discovered through observation of the natural world. In Romans 1:20 the Apostle Paul wrote:

“Since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, that is, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, being understood by what has been made, so that they are without excuse.”

These concepts, and the encouragement to embrace study of the natural world, were carried along with Christianity as it spread throughout the Roman empire and the rest of Europe.  Science and Religion scholar Ian Barbour credits these Christian presuppositions with the rise of science in the west.[5] President of the US History of Science Society David C. Lindberg agrees, “The story of science and Christianity in the Middle Ages is not a story of suppression… out of this complex interaction (rather than by repudiation of it) emerged the science of the Renaissance and the early-modern period.”[6]

Along with Christianity’s impact on the advancement of scientific study came a practical component, the proliferation of medical services. Even in the earliest days of the faith Christians distinguished themselves as caring for the needy and sick. When Emperor Julian attempted to rid the empire of Christianity and return to Roman religious beliefs, he recognized a sizable obstacle in overcoming Christianity, stating:

“Why then do we… not observe how the kindness of Christians to strangers, their care for the burial of their dead, and the sobriety of their lifestyle has done the most to advance their cause? …it is disgraceful when no Jew is a beggar and the impious [Christians] support our poor in addition to their own.”[7]

This came not only from a place of personal caring; Christians took real, practical steps in helping those in need, particularly the sick. The first large-scale hospital was founded by a Christian, St. Basil of Caesarea, in 369 AD.[8] As Christianity grew and spread throughout Europe in the following centuries, attitudes toward medicine followed with it. Emperor Charlemagne later decreed that every cathedral was required to have an attached hospital.[9] The modern medical facilities of today rest on the historical accomplishments of centuries of Christian achievement.


Christian influence has been so positive and pervasive in the west that many likely take it for granted.
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Contributions to science and medicine are just a portion of the overall influence Christianity has had on the world. Christian influence has been so positive and pervasive in the west that many likely take it for granted.[10] However, a careful consideration of history reveals that much of what has made the western world so advanced and so prosperous and been a direct reflection of underlying Christian values.

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.

[1] Jessica Elgot, “Half Of Brits Say Religion Does More Harm Than Good, And Atheists Can Be Just As Moral,” HuffPost, last modified November 20, 2014, https://www.huffington post.co.uk/2014/11/03/religion-beyond-belief_n_6094442.html.

[2] “What does the Census tell us about religion in 2011?” Office for National Statistics, last modified May 16, 2013. https://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/ukgwa/20160105215235 /http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/census/2011-census/detailed-characteristics-for-local-authorities-in-england-and-wales/sty-religion.html.

[3] Michael Lipka, “Is religion’s declining influence good or bad? Those without religious affiliation are divided” Pew Research Center, last modified September 23, 2014. https://www. pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2014/09/23/is-religions-declining-influence-good-or-bad-those-without-religious-affiliation-are-divided/.

[4] Ian G. Barbour, Religion and Science: Historical and Contemporary Issues (San Francisco: Harper San Francisco, 1997), 28.

[5] Barbour, Religion and Science: Historical and Contemporary Issues, 27.

[6] David C. Lindberg, “Medieval Science and Religion,” in The History of Science and Religion in the Western Tradition: An Encyclopedia, ed. Gary B. Ferngren (New York: Garland Publishing, 2000), 266.

[7]  Edward J. Chinnock, A Few Notes on Julian and a Translation of His Public Letters (London: David Nutt, 1901), 75-78, as quoted in D. Brendan Nagle and Stanley M. Burstein, The Ancient World: Readings in Social and Cultural History (Englewood Cliffs; Prentice Hall, 1995), 314-315.

[8] Rosie Beal-Preston, “The Christian Contribution to Medicine” CMF, accessed September 16, 2021. https://www.cmf.org.uk/resources/publications/content/?context=article&id =827.

[9] Adam J. Davis, “From pews to patients – churches have long served as hospitals, particularly in times of crisis” The Conversation, last modified April 27, 2020. https://theconversation.com/from-pews-to-patients-churches-have-long-served-as-hospitals-particularly-in-times-of-crisis-136600.

[10] Tom Holland “Tom Holland Tells NT Wright: Why I Changed my mind about Christianity” Unbelievable? July 17, 2018. Video, 4:49. Accessed May 5, 2020. https://youtu.be/AIJ9gK47Ogw.

Has Christianity Contributed Anything Significant? — Cold Case Christianity

MOST “BORN-AGAINS” BELIEVE THAT THERE ARE OTHER WAYS TO BE SAVED — Mann’s Word

Leonardo Blair has reported that:

·       “Nearly 70% of born-again Christians say other religions can lead to Heaven: study,” Christian Post, 10/21/2021:

https://www.christianpost.com/news/nearly-70-percent-of-born-again-christians-dont-see-jesus-as-only-way.html

This means that we must reiterate from Scripture and reason that God has presented only one way of salvation, and that is through Jesus. According to Him:


·       Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. (John 14:6)

·       “All who came before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them. I am the door. If anyone enters by me, he will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture.” (John 10:8–9)

Anyone else who had preached another way to God had been a deceiver.

·       Then Pilate said to him, “So you are a king?” Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. For this purpose I was born and for this purpose I have come into the world—to bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth listens to my voice.” (John 18:37)

·       And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name 9or Person) under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12)

Salvation is only through Jesus. Here are some of the manyverses we find in the Epistles:

·       For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, (1 Timothy 2:5)

·       Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus, by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain, that is, through his flesh, (Hebrews 10:19–20)

·       And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true; and we are in him who is true, in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life. (1 John 5:20)

·       Everyone who goes on ahead and does not abide in the teaching of Christ, does not have God. Whoever abides in the teaching has both the Father and the Son. (2 John 9)

·       And they sang a new song, saying, “Worthy are you to take the scroll and to open its seals, for you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation, (Revelation 5:8–9)

There are also many warnings against straying into another gospel. These deny that there is any other way:


·       But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed. As we have said before, so now I say again: If anyone is preaching to you a gospel contrary to the one you received, let him be accursed. (Galatians 1:8–9)

·       I appeal to you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught; avoid them. (Romans 16:17)

·       For many deceivers have gone out into the world, those who do not confess the coming of Jesus Christ in the flesh. Such a one is the deceiver and the antichrist. Watch yourselves, so that you may not lose what we have worked for, but may win a full reward. (2 John 7–8)

REASONS AGAINST ANOTHER MEANS OF SALVATION:

·       If there are other ways to be saved, Christ endured crucifixion in vain and the entire Biblical Faith should be rejected. When the born-agains believe this way, they depart from the faith.

·       If there are other ways, this would provide many ways to become self-deceived and to become arrogant. It would also allow for rampant demonic deception: 2 Corinthians 11:13–15 For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. So it is no surprise if his servants, also, disguise themselves as servants of righteousness. Their end will correspond to their deeds.

·       We cannot be good enough to merit salvation. It must come through a free gift by the sacrificial merits of Jesus: Romans 1:32 Though they know God’s righteous decree that those who practice such things deserve to die, they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them.

·       Our own conscience testifies against our unworthiness: Romans 2:2 We know that the judgment of God rightly falls on those who practice such things.

·       Faith in Christ alone has blessed the previously Christian West as no other religion has blessed: Matthew 6:33 But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

·       The Biblical Faith is supported by many proofs. Other religions lack these: The supportive miracles affirmed even by enemy sources; fulfilled prophecy; changed lives and societies; internal and external corroborating evidences.

I had been unable to find God through my own Jewish faith. It required a miraculous intervention by Jesus as I laid bleeding to death from a chainsaw injury.

MOST “BORN-AGAINS” BELIEVE THAT THERE ARE OTHER WAYS TO BE SAVED — Mann’s Word