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July 19, 2017 Truth2Freedom Briefing Report (US•World•Christian)

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The U.S. is poised to impose sanctions on Venezuela’s defense minister and several other top officials for human-rights violations, according to people with knowledge of the plan, who added that the action was one of several under consideration by the Trump administration against President Nicolas Maduro’s government.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is shutting down an office that coordinates cyber issues with other countries, according to two people familiar with the plan, in a move that critics said will diminish the U.S. voice in confronting hackers.

Despite efforts by Wall Street firms to regain trust since the 2008 financial crisis, fewer than a third of Americans view the industry positively — unchanged from 2009.

John Horgan’s first move as British Columbia’s new premier took a cue from Canada’s feminist leader, appointing women to half the posts in his cabinet including the job of finance minister. He immediately announced his 22-member cabinet — the province’s first ever gender-balanced one, according to a government statement. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau named 15 women to his cabinet of 30 when he took office in November 2015.

The resignation of the head of France’s military has thrown the spotlight on President Emmanuel Macron’s lack of experience and may prove to be the first major test of his governing style.

Iran will respond to any new U.S. sanctions that violate the terms of the nuclear deal with countersteps, President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday,

Retirement security in the U.S. took a significant hit in a global ranking, falling three notches to No. 17 among 43 developed countries.

Initial coin offerings, a means of crowdfunding for blockchain-technology companies, have caught so much attention that even the co-founder of the ethereum network, where many of these digital coins are built, says it’s time for things to cool down in a big way.

Bitcoin reversed steep losses as miners began using new software which aims to bridge an ideological gap that has threatened to divide the cryptocurrency.

The revolution in self-driving cars holds promise for a segment of the population that thought they’d never be able to operate a vehicle: the blind. Advocates for the estimated 1.3 million legally blind people in the U.S., and millions more with other disabilities, have joined automakers and technology companies in lobbying Congress to help spur the roll out of self-driving vehicles.

AP Top Stories

Vice President Mike Pence delivered an energetic endorsement Tuesday of the Senate Republicans’ new approach to the Affordable Care Act: Repeal it now and figure out a replacement later.

A 10-year-old boy who collapsed at his Florida home last month and later died had the lethal painkiller fentanyl in his system, making him one of the states – and perhaps the countries – youngest victims of the opioid crisis, officials said.

A Saudi woman has been arrested for defying the kingdom’s strict dress code by walking around in a miniskirt and crop top in a video that sparked public outrage.

The White House offered its support Tuesday to the proposal of Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai to do away with Obama-era net neutrality protections.

Tens of thousands of troops are on the move from the Baltic to the Black Sea, as NATO and Russia open up a series of massive military exercises the size of which the continent hasn’t seen since the Cold War.

The U.S. Navy successfully tested the world’s first laser gun system that has been designed to target drones. The Laser Weapons System (LaWS) gun was tested by the USS Ponce, an amphibious transport ship on a mock enemy drone, CNN reported Monday. Naval officers claim the laser moves at the speed of light, is “more precise than a bullet” and is expected to be used in combat by the year 2020, reports said.

The Royal Navy scrambled a warship to shadow a Chinese flotilla as it steamed through the English Channel en route to meet Russian vessels for maneuvers in the Baltic Sea.

A plan to privatize the nation’s air traffic control operations has hit turbulence in the House, raising questions about whether one of President Donald Trump’s infrastructure priorities can survive.

BBC

A Canadian town has voted to oppose a zoning change that would allow a Muslim cemetery to be built.

Senators in Chile have voted in favor of a proposal which would end the country’s total ban on abortions. The measure would allow abortion in cases of rape, if the mother’s life was at risk or if the fetus would not survive the pregnancy.

A court in Thailand has found a former general guilty of human trafficking at a landmark trial in Bangkok. Manas Kongpan is among more than 40 people convicted in the trafficking of Bangladeshis and Rohingya Muslims, a persecuted minority fleeing Myanmar.

The four Arab nations leading a boycott of Qatar are no longer insisting it comply with a list of 13 specific demands they tabled last month. Diplomats from Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt told reporters at the UN they now wanted it to accept six broad principles.

WND

The head of the U.S. government’s lead immigration enforcement agency said Tuesday that he will send a wave of agents to arrest criminal aliens residing in sanctuary cities, focusing attention on interior operations as illegal crossings at the southern border continue falling.

In a stunning rebuke of U.S. conservative Christians, two close aides to Pope Francis have drawn comparisons between Islamic terrorists and American evangelicals, accusing the latter of advancing “a theocratic type of state.”

Doctors and pharmacies in the nation’s capital are now allowed to prescribe life-ending medications to terminally ill patients.


Top News – 7/19/2017

Seasonal storm forecast doubles number of hurricanes
A leading storm season forecast doubled the number of hurricanes expected this year as El Niño hibernates and a region typically quiet until August sees an early muster of tropical systems. Colorado State University is forecasting 15 named storms during the season that runs through November, including eight hurricanes. That’s four more named storms than its original April prediction and twice as many hurricanes.

Kamchatka Volcano Klyuchevskaya Erupted
This Wednesday morning local time the volcano blasted ash in to the atmosphere and it spread on more than 60km southwest of the volcano, writes the agency. Orange code alert for aviation danger is announced which means that local and international flights might suffer delays.

Iran’s Rouhani says new US sanctions violate nuclear accord
President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday new US economic sanctions imposed against Iran contravened the country’s nuclear accord with world powers and he vowed that Tehran would “resist” them, state television reported. The Trump administration slapped the new sanctions on Iran on Tuesday over its ballistic missile program and said Tehran’s “malign activities” in the Middle East undercut any “positive contributions” coming from the 2015 Iran nuclear accord.

Jerusalem police close Temple Mount to Jewish visitors
The Temple Mount compound was closed on Wednesday for visitors – Jews and tourists – by the police due to “breaching the rules of conduct that apply to the holy site.” According to a police statement, Jerusalem District Police Commander, Maj.-Gen. Yoram Halevy decided to close the Mughrabi gate, which is the only gate that Jews and tourist can use to enter the Temple Mount, after a group broke the rules of visit.

PA calls on world to force Israel to remove Temple Mount metal detectors
Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah on Tuesday called on the international community to make Israel remove metal detectors from the entrances to the Temple Mount. “We call on the international community and the Arab and Islamic states to take responsibility for… stopping the occupation’s measures that are in contravention with all laws, agreements and international charters,” he said.

Hundreds of German choir boys abused over six decades – report
At least 547 young members of the Regensburger Domspatzen boys choir in Germany were subjected to physical and in some instances sexual abuse over a period of 60 years, a new report says. The report accuses 49 members of the Catholic Church of carrying out the abuse between 1945 and the early 1990s. The alleged perpetrators are unlikely to face criminal charges because of the amount of time that has elapsed.

Chile moves towards legalising abortion in limited cases
Senators in Chile have voted in favour of a proposal which would end the country’s total ban on abortions. The measure would allow abortion in cases of rape, if the mother’s life was at risk or if the foetus would not survive the pregnancy. Currently, women can be prosecuted if they have an abortion.

Qatar crisis: Saudi-led bloc drops list of 13 demands
The four Arab nations leading a boycott of Qatar are no longer insisting it comply with a list of 13 specific demands they tabled last month. Diplomats from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt told reporters at the UN they now wanted it to accept six broad principles. These include commitments to combat terrorism and extremism and to end acts of provocation and incitement.

ICE chief praises Trump, plans to send more agents to sanctuary cities
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Acting Director Thomas Homan…said he plans to further crack down on undocumented immigrants by sending more resources and agents to sanctuary cities…”In the America I grew up in, cities didn’t shield people who violated the law,”…“What I want to get is a clear understanding from everybody, from the congressmen to the politicians to law enforcement to those who enter the country illegally, that ICE is open for business.”

‘Atypical’ form of mad cow disease confirmed in Alabama cow
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has confirmed an “atypical” case of bovine spongiform encephalopothy (BSE), commonly known as mad cow disease, in an 11-year old beef cow in Alabama but emphasized that the animal never entered the slaughterhouse and “at no time presented a risk to food supply or to human health.”

US Army Seeks Internet-of-Battlefield-Things, Distributed Bot Swarms
The Army Research Lab is turning more of its attention to fighting land wars against far more technologically sophisticated adversaries than it has in the past several decades. In the coming months, the Lab will fund new programs related to highly (but not fully) autonomous drones and robots that can withstand adversary electronic warfare operations.

Thousands evacuated central California, wildfires burn across U.S. West
A 25,000-acre wildfire in central California, one of three dozen major blazes burning across the U.S. West, threatened hundreds of homes and businesses on Wednesday after forcing the evacuation of about 5,000 residents. There were 46 active large fires spread across 12 states, with 11 new blazes reported on Tuesday alone, according to National Interagency Fire Center website.

Pence Tells CUFI That Just as God Kept Promise to Israel, So Will Trump
In his address at the 12th Annual Christians United for Israel (CUFI) Summit in Washington on Monday, US Vice President Mike Pence reassured the 4,000 attendees that the President Donald Trump’s administration stands strongly behind Israel, and that despite the delay, Trump will most assuredly fulfill his campaign promise to move the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Jerusalem Law passes initial vote
Law requiring 80-vote supermajority to divide Jerusalem in future negotiations passes first vote. A law which would limit the government’s ability to divide the capital in any future final status agreement with the Palestinian Authority was approved in its first vote Wednesday afternoon.

Minister: Israel Will Now Act to Reestablish Jewish Sovereignty Over Temple Mount
The Islamic Waqf’s jurisdiction over the Temple Mount is over and Israel will now work to reestablish Jewish sovereignty over the holy site, said Knesset Member Avi Dichter (Likud) on Tuesday. “The question of our policy [at the Temple Mount] may not be clear to the Palestinians, but it is very clear to us… The Mount will remain under the control of the Israel Police.”

Muslims Call to Ban Jews From Temple Mount
Despite refusing to ascend to the holy site themselves in protest of new metal detectors, Muslims are demanding that Jews be banned from the Temple Mount in the wake of events following Friday’s terror attack.

Druze Heroes Killed on Temple Mount Fulfilled Foretold End-of-Days Israel Alliance
The deadly attack last week on the Temple Mount pitted Israeli Druze against Muslims, tightening an prophesied alliance with Israel that has Biblical roots leading back to the Druze patriarch Jethro. The fulfillment of their role as brothers-in-arms with the Jews precipitates the end-of-days war against Amalek. Their sacrifice was a clear fulfillment of Balaam’s prophecy, which foretells that the Druze and Jews will fight together against their enemy, Amalek.

President Trump: Democrats Own This, We’re Going To Let Obamacare Collapse
Speaking from the White House Tuesday afternoon along side Vice President Mike Pence, President Donald Trump said he is “disappointed” in the failure of the healthcare bill in the Senate and said he intends to allow Obamacare to collapse while continuing to pursue the rest of his agenda. “Let Obamacare fail, it’ll be a lot easier,” he continued. “We’re not going to own it. I’m not going to own it. I can tell you Republicans are not going to own it.

3 California Counties File Multi-Billion Dollar Lawsuits Against “Big Oil” Over Rising Sea Levels
Just when you think you’ve seen it all, the snowflake capital of the world finds new, creative and amazing ways to shock your system.

UK’s First State-Funded Muslim School Taken Over by Gov After Pro-Rape Books Found
England’s first state-funded Muslim secondary schools – that segregated boys and girls and had books promoting domestic violence and marital rape – is to be taken over by the Government.

Obama gave 1 million green cards migrants less than 2 Christian the rest were muslims
Former President Barack Obama chastised the American people in front of world leaders saying that “accepting only Christians who are seeking asylum from war-torn countries is un-American and not who we are.”

Garbage Men Being Trained to Spy on Customers
…It’s not enough, though, for the supervisors of the surveillance state to train trash collectors to watch their neighbors and report any “suspicious activity.” For a few years now, city waste management companies have been installing automatic license plate readers (ALPR) in their garbage trucks! How many thousands (maybe millions) of Americans are being secretly subjected to this new level of surveillance?

Cashless Society Alert: Visa Will Be Giving Up To $500,000 To Restaurants That Go ‘100% Cashless’ The push toward a cashless society is becoming more of a shove.  Before today I had never heard of “The Visa Cashless Challenge”, but after reading about it I have to say that I am quite alarmed.

As Senate Bill Dies, President Trump, Mitch McConnell Call for Clean Repeal of Obamacare
President Donald J. Trump is calling on congressional Republicans to drop their failed efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare in one fell swoop and instead pass a clean repeal of the failed health care overhaul from the previous administration now and push through a bipartisan replacement plan later.


July 17, 2017
ALAN KEYES — In the debate over homosexual marriage, much is made of the emotional bond established by mutual consent. But all human friendship involves such a bond. No institution is required to regulate emotionally formed human friendships…. (more)

July 17, 2017
NEWSMAX — President Donald Trump told GOP Senators Monday night they should go ahead and simply vote to repeal Obamcare now, then work out a replacement…. (more)

July 17, 2017

WASHINGTON TIMES — Two Senate Republicans late Monday said they oppose the Republican health care bill, effectively stopping in its tracks the push to replace Obamacare and pushing GOP strategy toward an outright repeal without a replacement. Sens. Mike Lee of Utah and Jerry Moran of Kansas simultaneously announced their opposition, meaning four Republicans have declared that they will vote against Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s bill, forcing both President Trump and Mr. McConnell toward “Plan B.”… (more)


July 17, 2017

NEWSMAX — The U.S. Navy already has deployed lasers that can take out land- and air-based targets, and is developing second-generation weapons to hit missiles at the speed of light, CNN reported…. (more)


July 17, 2017
USA TODAY — The good news on America’s report cards: More high school teachers are handing out A’s. But the bad news is that students aren’t necessarily learning more…. (more)

July 17, 2017
NEW YORK TIMES — The condition for which Senator John McCain had surgery on Friday may be more serious than initial descriptions have implied, and it may delay his return to Washington by at least a week or two, medical experts said on Sunday…. (more)

July 17, 2017
WORLDNETDAILY — Klaus Eberwein, a former Haitian government official who was expected to testify against alleged Clinton Foundation corruption and malpractice next week, has been found dead in Miami via gunshot wound to the head…. (more)

July 17, 2017
BYRON YORK — The public learned on March 10, 2015 that Hillary Clinton had more than 60,000 emails on her private email system, and that she had turned over “about half” of them to the State Department and destroyed the rest, which she said were “personal” and “not in any way related” to her work as Secretary of State…. (more)

July 17, 2017
ROBERT KNIGHT — If you don’t think the Left is terrified by the prospect of clean voter rolls, you might not have heard about the latest ploy by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). The ACLU has sued President Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, charging them with violating federal “transparency” laws…. (more)

July 17, 2017
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — Democratic operative James Carville is not optimistic that his party will be able to take back the Senate in the 2018 midterm elections. “I would say we have a pretty good chance of taking the House back. The Senate is very, very difficult,” the Clinton loyalist told the John Catsimatidis radio show…. (more)

July 16, 2017

ASSOCIATED PRESS — Sen. John McCain’s absence from the Senate as he recovers from surgery for a blood clot has led the GOP leadership to postpone consideration of health care legislation already on the brink…. (more)


July 16, 2017
BRYAN FISCHER — An arrogant junior level judge in Hawaii has appointed himself dictator-for-life for America’s immigration policy. He should be ignored by the man with genuine, constitutional, and legal authority over immigration policy, the president of the United States…. (more)

July 16, 2017

PAUL BEDARD — A coalition of conservative groups whose advocacy has been labeled “hate” by the leftist media-darling Southern Poverty Law Center are launching a counteroffensive Monday, accusing it of fueling hate, killing free speech and even encouraging terrorist-style attacks on those it doesn’t agree with…. (more)


July 15, 2017
SELWYN DUKE — The obsession with Donald Trump Jr.’s “Russian” email chain is just the latest example of what the Media/Democrat Party/Establishment Axis does best: engage in misdirection to confuse people about who America’s real enemies are…. (more)

July 15, 2017
NEWSMAX — More Christian refugees have arrived in the United States under President Donald Trump than Muslims, a shift from the previous administration. The Pew Research Center looked at data from the Department of State and concluded that 9,598 Christians have emigrated to the U.S. from Jan. 21 to June 30. 7,250 Muslim refugees came to the U.S. during the same time frame…. (more)

July 15, 2017
LEO HOHMANN — Should taxpayers fund sex changes and hormone therapy for soldiers, sailors and marines who suffer from “gender dysphoria” and are in the process of “transitioning” from male to female or vice versa?… (more)

July 15, 2017
GREG COROMBOS — As Senate Republican leaders scramble to find the votes to pass a health-care bill, their fidelity to a warped understanding of the filibuster rules is deeply impacting the content of the legislation and the odds of passing anything in a deeply divided chamber…. (more)

July 15, 2017
WORLDNETDAILY — Officials at Great Ormond Street Hospital in the United Kingdom, who have recommended that life support for 11-month-old Charlie Gard be withdrawn so that he dies, now have tried to exclude his parents from a meeting that could very well decide his future. Unsuccessfully…. (more)

July 14, 2017

WASHINGTON EXAMINER — Senate GOP leaders hope offering more money for reducing insurance premiums for poor people is enough to get centrists to support their healthcare bill after they were cool to the latest version. Republican leadership released a new version of the healthcare bill that adds $70 billion to a stability fund to stabilize the individual market and $45 billion for fighting opioid abuse. However, leadership faces a monumental task of winning support from several key centrists, especially after leaving in place more than $700 billion in Medicaid cuts…. (more)


July 13, 2017
NEWSMAX — Tuesday’s release of photos of a chance encounter between evangelicals and President Donald Trump in the White House, which shows leading evangelicals laying hands on and praying for the president of the United States in the Oval Office, has touched off an angry backlash on Twitter and in the mainstream media…. (more)

July 13, 2017
BOB UNRUH — So the media claim there are links between President Trump’s campaign and Russia. They make wild claims about a “set-up” that had Donald Trump Jr. meet last year with a woman claiming to have information from Russia about Hillary Clinton…. (more)

July 13, 2017
RALPH Z. HALLOW — President Trump is facing the double standard with which the left-wing press and Democrats have been soiling American politics for many years. Absurdity is now the norm in the left’s drive to undermine the public’s confidence in the institutions that have made this the go-to country for seekers of opportunity and freedom all over the world for more than two centuries…. (more)

July 13, 2017
MICHAEL BARONE — Overreach. President Trump seems to have an uncanny knack for provoking it in his opponents and critics. This often hurts him and the country. But it has the potential to hurt those doing the overreach as well…. (more)

July 13, 2017
ALICIA POWE — Members of the House Freedom Caucus are demanding GOP leaders cancel the annual August recess so they can tackle top-line policy issues, including the debt ceiling, repealing the Affordable Care Act, a tax overhaul and building a wall along the nation’s southern border…. (more)

July 13, 2017
GREG COROMBOS — Senate Republican leaders are still scrambling to craft a health-care bill capable of attracting 50 GOP votes, and while success appears elusive right now, a prominent House conservative still believes a good bill can get passed thanks to the pressure from voters and the resolve of President Trump…. (more)

10 Surprising Ways the Government is Spying on You (VIDEO)

Sigh.

Great video.

It does seem that our dystopian future is going to be (is) a mix of both 1984 and A Brave New World.

And don’t forget, there are many government contractors making a lot of (taxpayer) money developing the surveillance state. (To keep an eye on the taxpayers.)

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The New York Times Calls George Soros a “Holocaust survivor”

Proves insanity of left-wing media

Turned on his own Jewish people during the Holocaust:

During the Holocaust, George Soros (a Jew) collaborated with the Nazis to confiscate all material wealth from the Jews in Hungary, before he led them to the trains which took them to the death camps.

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Obamacare Survives Thanks to Republican Moral Narcissism

The Kansas and Utah senators announced they would vote no on their party’s plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, joining Susan Collins and Rand Paul in the nyet column, therefore tanking the bill.

Bravo to them. They maintained their ideological purity. But that’s the problem, because in so doing they have put our country on the royal road to single-payer healthcare. You can depend on it.

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Mid-Day Snapshot

July 19, 2017

On Health Care, Congress Needs to Do Its Job

Republicans aren’t playing like a team, and that’s undermining their responsibility to repeal and replace ObamaCare.

The Foundation

“Nothing is more certain than that a general profligacy and corruption of manners make a people ripe for destruction.” —John Witherspoon (1776)


ZeroHedge Frontrunning: July 19

  • Republicans consider bipartisan healthcare talks (Read More)
  • Health Care Collapse Could Leave Trump Winless in His First Year (Read More)
  • Republicans to Push Ahead on Repeal of Affordable Care Act (Read More)
  • Obscure Coal CEO Rains Money on Trump While Outflanking Rivals (Read More)
  • GOP Tries to Regroup on Obamacare Repeal as Trump Lashes Out (Read More)
  • Insurers start to press on subsidies (Read More)
  • Russian lawyer who met Trump Jr. says ready to testify to Congress (Read More)
  • Discovery, Scripps Networks in Cable-TV Merger Talks (Read More)
  • Robots Take Over Retail Jobs (Read More)
  • Saudi King’s Son Plotted Effort to Oust His Rival (Read More)
  • France’s armed forces chief resigns after clash with Macron over budget cuts (Read More)
  • The Manhattan of Venezuela Parties Amid Crisis (Read More)
  • Germany summons Turkish ambassador to protest arrests of activists (Read More)
  • Where’s the Volatility? Markets’ Steady Climb Defies Historic Odds (Read More)
  • Campaign urges U.S. public pension funds to divest from owner of Trump hotel (Read More)
  • Akzo Nobel Chief Quits Over Health (Read More)
  • The Man Who Got Americans to Eat Trash Fish Is Now a Billionaire (Read More)
  • Morgan Stanley’s profit boosted by underwriting, wealth management (Read More)
  • Wall Street Efforts to Improve Its Image Fail to Sway Americans (Read More)

Top Headlines – 7/19/2017

Police: Temple Mount closed off to Jews

Clashes break out in Old City as Temple Mount tensions heat up

Some Muslim worshipers throw stones, bottles at police after prayers outside Temple Mount

Arab MKs at Lions’ Gate to express support in protest against Temple Mount security

Jordan’s FM talks to Russian counterpart about Temple Mount in phone call

Report: Saudi King asked US to intervene in Temple Mount standoff

Saudi Mufti: ‘Al-Aqsa’s closure damage the sanctity of the Mosque’

Gaza factions warn Israel over Temple Mount ‘aggression’

Fatah calls for ‘day of rage’ on Wednesday

The campaign to exploit Jerusalem terror and fan new round of violence

‘The world should know: UNRWA perpetuates the conflict’

Israel, Hamas make prisoner swap counteroffers

Pence: Embassy move to Jerusalem is question of ‘when, not if’

Israel’s Netanyahu tells Macron of doubts about U.S. peace push

China reiterates commitment to Israel-PA peace

Christian Zionists still uncertain about Trump – but sure glad Obama is out

PM Orban tells Israel’s Netanyahu Hungary has zero tolerance of anti-Semitism

ACLU urges senators to oppose bill targeting Israel boycotts

PM meets Mexican diplomat fired for challenging UNESCO Jerusalem vote

UN agency continues accusing Israel of apartheid

With Bibles and shovels, a search for the biblical tabernacle gathers pace at Shiloh

Jordanian Parliament Speaker: ‘We are documenting Israel’s racist laws and will spread them around the world’

Gaza sewage water polluting Israeli groundwater

Car-ramming terror attack in Hebron leaves 2 soldiers wounded, terrorist shot

Trump administration will continue to consult with Israel on Syria ceasefire

Israel Stuck Between a Trump Rock and Putin Hard Place Over Syria Cease-fire

US, Russia tout Israel’s security needs amid concerns of Iran in Syria

Allen West: If Israel goes, Western civilization goes

IDF says videos prove Hezbollah hiding behind NGO at border

Lebanon preparing for military operation near Syria border

Suicide bomb attack kills four in Kurdish-held Syrian northeast

Turkey and the Kurds are on the brink of war – and the Pentagon is right in the middle of it

The troubling US post-prison experiment to ‘rehabilitate’ an ISIS supporter

Islamic State’s customised car bombs – in pictures

Egypt police trap and kill 3 top ‘terrorist group’ members

Egyptian security forces kill prominent Islamic State militant in North Sinai

Trump was talked out of declaring Iran in breach of nuke deal

US slaps Iranians with sanctions over ‘malign’ activity

US sanctions Iran for ballistic missile program

Iran condemns ‘worthless’ US sanctions, responds with its own

Arab nations urge Qatar to adopt six anti-terror principles

Saudi-led coalition blocks UN aid staff flight carrying journalists to Yemen

Saudi-led coalition airstrike in Yemen kills 11 civilians

Saudi King’s Son Plotted Effort to Oust His Rival

Controversial French anti-terror bill clears hurdle

Franklin Graham ‘Hurt and Stunned’ That Canada’s Justin Trudeau Awarded Former Al-Qaeda Member $8M

UK’s First State-Funded Muslim School Taken Over by Govt After Pro-Rape Books Found

U.S. general: North Korea can hit us

Top US general: North Korea might have the range, but lacks in accuracy

North Korea conducts public executions for theft, watching South Korea media

Pro-Russian rebel leader in east Ukraine unveils plan for new state

‘Sick:’ Trump slams report of ‘second meeting’ with Putin at G-20

House to vote on Trump’s $1.6B border wall request next week

House bill includes funds for just 28 miles of Trump border wall

Why the GOP Congress will be the most unproductive in 164 years

Trump Finds That Demolishing Obama’s Legacy Is Not So Simple

Sen. Chuck Schumer blames Trump for Obamacare failure: ‘Sabotage’

‘Let Obamacare Fail,’ Trump Says as GOP Health Bill Collapses

Health care bill collapse leaves divided GOP at crossroads

A Republican Party at war with itself hits the wall on health care

Robots to Ease the Burden on the Health-Care System

New Tech Brings Live Facial Recognition to Police Body Cameras

This incredible laser gun could be the Navy’s secret to fighting enemy drones

Cute floating space drone sends first images from ISS

White House supports FCC plan to dismantle net neutrality

Hacker steals more than $7 million in digital currency using a link switch

Visa offers thousands to small business owners to go ‘cashless’

Foreigners snap up record number of US homes

5.2 magnitude earthquake hits near Ryukyu Islands, Japan

5.1 magnitude earthquake hits near Attu Station, Alaska

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits the Owen Fracture Zone region

Sabancaya volcano in Peru erupts to 26,000ft

Klyuchevskoy volcano on Kamchatka, Russia erupts to 20,000ft

Fuego volcano in Guatemala erupts to 16,000ft

Turrialba volcano in Costa Rica erupts to 14,000ft

Nishinoshima volcano on Japan erupts to 10,000ft

Sinabung volcano in Indonesia erupts to 10,000ft

India: New tropical depression threatens flooding this week

Adriatic fires prompt evacuations in Montenegro and Croatia

3 California Counties File Multi-Billion Dollar Lawsuits Against “Big Oil” Over Rising Sea Levels

Crews Spraying Around The Clock After A Billion Mosquitoes Blown In By Storms In South Florida

Israeli court gives government 2 months to reassess gay adoption policy

Kevin Daly – Who is My Brother?

Seeing the Unseen: The Nature of Spiritual Warfare

Word of Faith Fellowship – Defense team for pastor accused of kidnapping, assault wants ‘secret recordings’

Most Refugees Entering The U.S. Under Trump Are Christian

Iran – Christians jailed for 10 years and face public flogging for drinking communion wine

The New Covenant In The Blood of Jesus Christ Is The Only Covenant In God’s Sight!

When We Separate Prophecy from the Word of God

Former C3 Pastor Nick Dimitris strikes again…

NAACP leader Rev. Barber says praying for Trump ‘borders on heresy’

Mexican folk religion involving human sacrifice gaining status among criminals

Pastor in India Shot Dead

Willow Creek — Sacrificing the Church on the Altar of Carnal Leadership

The ‘New Breed’ Among Us (Part 1): Todd Bentley

David Jeremiah: “Appreciates Sarah Young and Jesus Calling”

Shack Author Says “ I Want to Be More Like Oprah”

Meet Five Men Who All Think They’re the Messiah

Two pastors from Washington, D.C., have filed a lawsuit against Coca-Cola

ABC and NBC Call Pro-Life Legal Organization a “Hate Group”

Planned Parenthood Injures Woman in Botched Abortion, Hides Victim With Sheets

Pro-Abortion Leader Admits: Our Next Goal is Forcing Americans to Pay for Abortions

RUMORS OF WAR: Israel Prepares To Counter Iran and Hezbollah Build-Up In Syria

Posted: 19 Jul 2017 06:36 AM PDT

One of Israel’s most highly-regarded national security experts has warned Iran and its proxies — Hezbollah in Lebanon and President Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Damascus…

Read more at End Time Headlines.

Atheist Group Stops Church From Handing Out ‘Religious Flyers’ During State-Affiliated Hunter’s Safety Class

Posted: 19 Jul 2017 06:28 AM PDT

A prominent professing atheist group that seeks to separate God from government has succeeded in stopping a church from distributing gospel literature and an invitation…

Read more at End Time Headlines.

Minnesota City Eliminates Free Speech Zone Following Controversy Over Satanic Monument

Posted: 19 Jul 2017 06:25 AM PDT

Council members in a Minnesota city have voted to eliminate a free speech zone that it had just created in February as a way to…

Read more at End Time Headlines.

Another Hyper-Grace Teacher Bites the Dust

Posted: 19 Jul 2017 06:21 AM PDT

(By Dr. Michael Brown) I was sad but not surprised to see the announcement as yet another hyper-grace teacher took a giant step towards apostasy….

Read more at End Time Headlines.

DEVELOPING: Thousands evacuated central California, wildfires burn across U.S. West

Posted: 19 Jul 2017 06:18 AM PDT

A 25,000-acre wildfire in central California, one of three dozen major blazes burning across the U.S. West, threatened hundreds of homes and businesses on Wednesday…

Read more at End Time Headlines.

Massive wildfire threatens power supply to Yosemite National Park, 4,000 forced from homes

Posted: 19 Jul 2017 06:14 AM PDT

A massive wildfire in Mariposa County triggered a new round of evacuations Tuesday as flames threatened power lines that feed Yosemite National Park, officials said. Approximately…

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DEVELOPING: Tensions Continue to Rise at Temple Mount

Posted: 19 Jul 2017 06:08 AM PDT

Clashes broke out between Muslim worshipers and police in the Old City of Jerusalem for the third night in a row on Tuesday, in response…

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US Army to Build Autonomous Drone Swarms…

Posted: 19 Jul 2017 06:05 AM PDT

The Army Research Lab is turning more of its attention to fighting land wars against far more technologically sophisticated adversaries than it has in the past…

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China demands India withdraw troops from disputed Himalayan territory

Posted: 18 Jul 2017 07:08 PM PDT

China has reiterated its calls for India to withdraw troops from a disputed territory in the Himalayan mountains, to avoid an “escalation of the situation.”…

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Dad says predator was luring kids in popular online children’s game

Posted: 18 Jul 2017 06:20 PM PDT

A strong warning to parents about a popular online game your children may play. It’s called Roblox and can be purchased from any app store….

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Evangelical Leaders Praying for Trump ‘Bordering on Heresy,’ Liberal Pastor Says

Posted: 18 Jul 2017 06:13 PM PDT

According to liberal Christian civil rights leader Rev. William Barber II, evangelical leaders who gathered at the White House to pray over President Donald Trump…

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U.S. Plunges Toward “Occultism And Demons”

Posted: 18 Jul 2017 06:05 PM PDT

Television shows featuring exorcisms as entertainment. Lucifer as a crime-fighting hero on television. Occult symbols used in music videos. References to demons seem to be everywhere in…

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China’s Censors Can Now Erase Images Mid-Transmission

Posted: 18 Jul 2017 05:55 PM PDT

China’s already formidable internet censors have demonstrated a new strength—the ability to delete images in one-on-one chats as they are being transmitted, making them disappear…

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DC doctors now allowed to prescribe life-ending medications…

Posted: 18 Jul 2017 05:50 PM PDT

Doctors and pharmacies in the nation’s capital are now allowed to prescribe life-ending medications to terminally ill patients. The Death with Dignity Act of 2016…

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Mystery radio signals emerge from star in space…

Posted: 18 Jul 2017 05:46 PM PDT

Some very “peculiar signals” have been noticed coming from a star just 11 light-years away, scientists in Puerto Rico say. The mystery has gripped the…

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Google Releasing 20 Million Lab Created Mosquitoes…

Posted: 18 Jul 2017 01:33 PM PDT

Last October, we announced the Debug Project, an initiative at Verily to reduce the devastating global health impact that disease-carrying mosquitoes inflict on people around the…

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100 million Americans either has diabetes or its precursor condition

Posted: 18 Jul 2017 01:28 PM PDT

Almost one-third of the US population — 100 million people — either has diabetes or its precursor condition, known as pre-diabetes, said a government report…

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Family Thanks Jesus as Infant Healed of Rare Disease

Posted: 17 Jul 2017 05:44 PM PDT

When doctors told the family of 7-month-old Denniya Rawls that she would finally be released from the hospital after spending more than 100 days there,…

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DAYS OF LOT: LGBTQ Activists Double Down to Fight Trump’s ‘Hateful Policies’

Posted: 17 Jul 2017 05:36 PM PDT

The Human Right Campaign (HRC), the nation’s top LGBTQ activist organization, will spend $26 million to nearly double its existing political structure and prepare for the 2018…

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DEVELOPING: Fears of Tsunami After Powerful 7.8 Earthquake Strikes Near Aleutian Islands

Posted: 17 Jul 2017 05:31 PM PDT

Warnings have been issued of a possible tsunami within 300km of a shallow magnitude 7.8 quake off the coast of Russia. The epicentre is reported…

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New Research Reveals Turin Shroud Stained With Blood of Torture Victim

Posted: 17 Jul 2017 05:27 PM PDT

New research claims the Shroud of Turin is stained with the blood of a torture victim, supporting the theory that it was used to bury…

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70-year-old veteran fired after trying to stop shoplifters

Posted: 17 Jul 2017 05:19 PM PDT

A 70-year-old veteran working at a Home Depot store tried to stop shoplifters taking thousands of dollars worth of merchandise, but his attempted intervention cost…

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Amazon’s Alexa Just Took a Major Step Toward Matthew 24:14

Posted: 17 Jul 2017 05:10 PM PDT

Amazon’s Alexa can now help individuals better connect with God, thanks to the Abide Flash Briefing skill. On the heels of Amazon Prime Day, users need to enable the skill…

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After Kid Rock Announces Run, Bruce ‘Caitlyn’ Jenner Mulling a Political Seat

Posted: 17 Jul 2017 05:05 PM PDT

With former governors Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jesse Ventura as recent examples, President Donald Trump wasn’t the first celebrity to run for political office. He wasn’t…

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Technology may soon replace half of all “low-skilled jobs”…

Posted: 17 Jul 2017 04:59 PM PDT

Ball State University sits in Muncie, Indiana, at the heart the “Rust Belt,” so educators there have the right to be pessimistic about the drift…

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Visa To Offer $500,000 To Restaurants That Go ‘100% Cashless’

Posted: 17 Jul 2017 04:45 PM PDT

(Reported By Michael Snyder) The push toward a cashless society is becoming more of a shove.  Before today I had never heard of “The Visa Cashless…

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Facial Recognition Coming to Police Body Cameras…

Posted: 17 Jul 2017 04:42 PM PDT

Even if the cop who pulls you over doesn’t recognize you, the body camera on his chest eventually just might. Device-maker Motorola will work with…

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What is The Gospel?


Who Do You Think That I Am?

Selected Scriptures

Code: A335

With that brief question Jesus Christ confronted His followers with the most important issue they would ever face. He had spent much time with them and made some bold claims about His identity and authority. Now the time had come for them either to believe or deny His teachings.

Who do you say Jesus is? Your response to Him will determine not only your values and lifestyle, but your eternal destiny as well.

Consider what the Bible says about Him:

JESUS IS GOD

While Jesus was on earth there was much confusion about who He was. Some thought He was a wise man or a great prophet. Others thought He was a madman. Still others couldn’t decide or didn’t care. But Jesus said, “I and the Father are one” (John 10:30). That means He claimed to be nothing less than God in human flesh.

Many people today don’t understand that Jesus claimed to be God. They’re content to think of Him as little more than a great moral teacher. But even His enemies understood His claims to deity. That’s why they tried to stone Him to death (John 5:18; 10:33) and eventually had Him crucified (John 19:7).

C.S. Lewis observed, “You can shut Him up for a fool, you can spit at Him and kill Him as a demon; or you can fall at His feet and call Him Lord and God. But let us not come up with any patronizing nonsense about His being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to” (Mere Christianity [Macmillan, 1952], pp. 40-41).

If the biblical claims of Jesus are true, He is God!

JESUS IS HOLY

God is absolutely and perfectly holy (Isaiah 6:3), therefore He cannot commit or approve of evil (James 1:13).

As God, Jesus embodied every element of God’s character. Colossians 2:9 says, “In Him all the fulness of Deity dwells in bodily form.” He was perfectly holy (Hebrews 4:15). Even His enemies couldn’t prove any accusation against Him (John 8:46)

God requires holiness of us as well. First Peter 1:16 says, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.”

JESUS IS THE SAVIOR

Our failure to obey God—to be holy—places us in danger of eternal punishment (2 Thessalonians 1:9). The truth is, we cannot obey Him because we have neither the desire nor the ability to do so. We are by nature rebellious toward God (Ephesians 2:1-3). The Bible calls our rebellion “sin.” According to Scripture, everyone is guilty of sin: “There is no man who does not sin” (1 Kings 8:46). “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). And we are incapable of changing our sinful condition. Jeremiah 13:23 says, “Can the Ethiopian change his skin or the leopard its spots? Neither can you do good who are accustomed to doing evil.”

That doesn’t mean we’re incapable of performing acts of human kindness. We might even be involved in various religious or humanitarian activities. But we’re utterly incapable of understanding, loving, or pleasing God on our own. The Bible says, “There is none righteous, not even one; there is none who understands, there is none who seeks for God; all have turned aside, together they have become useless; there is none who does good, there is not even one” (Romans 3:10-12).

God’s holiness and justice demand that all sin be punished by death: “The soul who sins will die” (Ezekiel 18:4). That’s hard for us to understand because we tend to evaluate sin on a relative scale, assuming some sins are less serious than others. However, the Bible teaches that all acts of sin are the result of sinful thinking and evil desires. That’s why simply changing our patterns of behavior can’t solve our sin problem or eliminate its consequences. We need to be changed inwardly so our thinking and desires are holy

Jesus is the only one who can forgive and transform us, thereby delivering us from the power and penalty of sin: “There is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men, by which we must be saved” (Acts 4:12).

Even though God’s justice demands death for sin, His love has provided a Savior, who paid the penalty and died for sinners: “Christ … died for sins once for all, the just for the unjust, in order that He might bring us to God” (1 Peter 3:18). Christ’s death satisfied the demands of God’s justice, thereby enabling Him to forgive and save those who place their faith in Him (Romans 3:26). John 3:16 says, “God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.” He alone is “our great God and Savior” (Titus 2:13).

JESUS IS THE ONLY ACCEPTABLE OBJECT OF SAVING FAITH

Some people think it doesn’t matter what you believe as long as you’re sincere. But without a valid object your faith is useless

If you take poison—thinking it’s medicine—all the faith in the world won’t restore your life. Similarly, if Jesus is the only source of salvation, and you’re trusting in anyone or anything else for your salvation, your faith is useless.

Many people assume there are many paths to God and that each religion represents an aspect of truth. But Jesus said, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through Me” (John 14:6). He didn’t claim to be one of many equally legitimate paths to God, or the way to God for His day only. He claimed to be the only way to God—then and forever.

JESUS IS LORD

Contemporary thinking says man is the product of evolution. But the Bible says we were created by a personal God to love, serve, and enjoy endless fellowship with Him

The New Testament reveals it was Jesus Himself who created everything (John 1:3; Colossians 1:16). Therefore He also owns and rules everything (Psalm 103:19). That means He has authority over our lives and we owe Him absolute allegiance, obedience, and worship.

Romans 10:9 says, “If you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved.” Confessing Jesus as Lord means humbly submitting to His authority (Philippians 2:10-11). Believing that God has raised Him from the dead involves trusting in the historical fact of His resurrection—the pinnacle of Christian faith and the way the Father affirmed the deity and authority of the Son (Romans 1:4; Acts 17:30-31).

True faith is always accompanied by repentance from sin. Repentance is more than simply being sorry for sin. It is agreeing with God that you are sinful, confessing your sins to Him, and making a conscious choice to turn from sin and pursue holiness (Isaiah 55:7). Jesus said, “If you love Me, you will keep My commandments” (John 14:15); and “If you abide in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine” (John 8:31).

It isn’t enough to believe certain facts about Christ. Even Satan and his demons believe in the true God (James 2:19), but they don’t love and obey Him. Their faith is not genuine. True saving faith always responds in obedience (Ephesians 2:10).

Jesus is the sovereign Lord. When you obey Him you are acknowledging His lordship and submitting to His authority. That doesn’t mean your obedience will always be perfect, but that is your goal. There is no area of your life that you withhold from Him.

JESUS IS THE JUDGE

All who reject Jesus as their Lord and Savior will one day face Him as their Judge: “God is now declaring to men that all everywhere should repent, because He has fixed a day in which He will judge the world in righteousness through a Man whom He has appointed, having furnished proof to all men by raising Him from the dead” (Acts 17:30-31).

Second Thessalonians 1:7-9 says, “The Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with His mighty angels in flaming fire, dealing out retribution to those who do not know God and to those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus. And these will pay the penalty of eternal destruction, away from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power.”

HOW WILL YOU RESPOND?

Who does the Bible say Jesus is? The living God, the Holy One, the Savior, the only valid object of saving faith, the sovereign Lord, and the righteous Judge.

Who do you say Jesus is? That is the inescapable question. He alone can redeem you—free you from the power and penalty of sin. He alone can transform you, restore you to fellowship with God, and give your life eternal purpose. Will you repent and believe in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior?


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July 14, 2017 Truth2Freedom Briefing Report (US•World•Christian)

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Jul. 14, 2017

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A federal judge in Hawaii ruled that the Trump administration didn’t conform with the Supreme Court’s instructions in rolling out its temporary travel ban. The decision means many people covered by the government’s restrictions would be allowed to enter the U.S.

Deep within the Treasury Department sits a once-secret plan written by the Obama administration that could lead to the first-ever default on U.S. debt. Bond traders are worried that Donald Trump’s Treasury secretary may have to use it.

India is considering tracking digital currencies like bitcoin through the central bank and capital markets regulator along with intelligence agencies to monitor money laundering and terrorist financing, people with the knowledge of the matter said.

The U.S. will seek to use a United Nations fund designed to aid nations hard hit by climate change to promote the construction of coal-fired power plants around the world.

Elected officials’ practice of opening meetings in North Carolina with Christian prayer and inviting audience members to join is unconstitutional, a federal appeals court ruled Friday in a closely watched case likely headed for the U.S. Supreme Court.

Retail sales unexpectedly dropped for a second month in June, signaling consumers are providing only modest support for the U.S. economy, Commerce Department data showed Friday. Purchases dropped 0.2% (forecast was 0.1% gain) after falling 0.1% the prior month (previously reported as 0.3% drop)

Sepsis-a frequently lethal condition in which the body’s immune system attacks its own organs while trying to fight off infection-is the top killer in U.S. hospitals, and the country has only recently begun to understand the scope of the problem. A new government report suggests that sepsis cases tripled in the decade from 2005 to 2014, causing 1.5 million hospital stays by the end of that period. Experts who study sepsis say the apparent increase is actually a reflection of how doctors are getting better at identifying cases they used to miss.

Italy’s absolute poor, or those unable to purchase a basket of basic goods and services, reached 4.7 million last year, up from almost 1.7 million in 2006, national statistics agency Istat said Thursday. That is 7.9 percent of the population.

The eclipse set to darken skies next month threatens to sideline solar farms and rooftop panels in a wide swath of the U.S., wiping out enough power generation to supply about 7 million homes. The impact is a testament to the nine fold increase in solar installed in the U.S. since 2012 and highlights the risks associated with relying on an intermittent resource such as the sun for power.

AP Top Stories

Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, said Wednesday that Congress should pad the budget for President Trump’s border wall by cutting funding for Planned Parenthood and food stamps.

Jeff Sieting, the village president in Kalkaska, Michigan refuses to apologize for sharing Facebook posts calling for the killing of “every last Muslim” and for nuclear weapons to be used on the world’s 10-largest Muslim-majority cities.

China’s economic might is catching up to the United States – or is seen to be catching up. That’s according to a new report from the Pew Research Center, which released results of a 38-nation survey Thursday afternoon. While the majority of those polled still correctly believe the United States is the world’s biggest economy, 12 nations – including Canada, Russia, and most of western Europe – believe China has the largest economy in the world.

United States military advisers are operating inside the city of Raqa, the Islamic State group’s last major bastion in Syria, a US official said Wednesday.

A group of scientists from the University of Cambridge have detected a star that is so small, even one of our own planetary neighbors happens to be larger, and it’s assumed to be the absolute smallest a star can possibly be.

A Democratic congressman on Wednesday became the first US lawmaker to formally file an article of impeachment against President Donald Trump, but the effort is likely to stall in the Republican-controlled Congress.

BBC

Two Israeli policemen have been killed and a third wounded in a shooting attack near a sacred site in Jerusalem. They were shot by three Israeli Arabs close to the compound known to Jews as the Temple Mount and to Muslims as Haram al-Sharif (Noble Sanctuary).

Nigeria’s parliament is investigating reports that 97 fishermen have been killed in the Bakassi peninsula, which the country ceded to Cameroon. Reports say that the killings happened last week when a Cameroonian paramilitary unit was enforcing a $300 fishing levy.

Widespread opioid abuse is tied to a fall in the share of Americans working or looking for work, the head of the US central bank said. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said she was not sure if it was a cause of the decline or a symptom revealing more longstanding economic problems.

Growing competition for land and natural resources saw a record number of environmental activists killed in 2016, says Global Witness. The green group’s report details at least 200 murders across 24 countries, up significantly from 2015.

President Donald Trump is attending the Bastille Day parade in Paris, where US and French troops are marching together down the Champs-Élysées. The parade marked 100 years since the Americans entered World War One.

WND

Scientists at the University of Alberta have put together from scratch a relative of the smallpox virus – and a reminder that the threat of deadly viruses created by humans is more than theoretical. The smallpox virus, which triggered brutal disease for centuries, was declared eradicated in 1980 after a successful global effort to end its reign of terror. But some scientists fear that it could be revived through what’s known as synthetic biology – the ability to make a virus by putting together by the recipe outlined in its genetic code.


Top News  – 7/14/2017

Vatican Press Lashes Out At Catholic Trump Voters, Calls Steve Bannon “A Supporter Of Apocalyptic Geopolitics”
In a relatively shocking article – don’t forget the Vatican has been extremely outspoken for a man in his office – a close ally of Pope Francis has written in a widely-read Vatican publication attacking Stephen Bannon, the senior White House strategist and lamenting a drift towards fundamentalism among some US conservative Catholics who backed Donald Trump as president.

Water Flowing From Temple Mount: A Messianic Precursor?
Josh Wander, a resident of the Mount of Olives, frequently prays at the Kotel (the Western Wall). One of his favorite spots is the indoor section to the north of the outdoor plaza. When he went to pray at the holy site on Tuesday, he was surprised to see water flowing in rivulets from between the stones.

U.S. prepares new sanctions on Chinese firms over North Korea ties – officials
The U.S. measures would initially hit Chinese entities considered “low-hanging fruit,” including smaller financial institutions and “shell” companies linked to North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs, said one of the officials, while declining to name the targets.

We need to close the Temple Mount to Muslims’
Deputy Defense Minister blames UNESCO for terror attack, Jewish Home MK says Israel respond by closing Temple Mount to Muslims.

US bars Old City to American government officials until Saturday morning
As a result of Friday morning’s attack, the US Consulate-General in Jerusalem issued a rare directive to all US government employees and their family member to refrain from entering the Old City of Jerusalem until Saturday morning at 8:00 a.m. “without prior approval” from the Consulate General. The statement said the directive was “due to a major security incident that occurred in the vicinity of the Lion’s Gate of the Old City.”

PA President Abbas Condemns Temple Mount Terror Attack
In a phone call with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas condemned Friday’s shooting attack on the Temple Mount, the official PA media agency Wafa reported. The PA president rarely condemns attacks on Israelis.

Two policemen killed in Temple Mount attack by Israeli Arabs
Three terrorists opened fire on a group of policemen near Lion’s Gate in Jerusalem’s Old City on Friday morning, killing two and injuring one before the attackers were killed by police, the Israel Police and paramedics said. The assailants, who were residents of Umm al-Fahm, near Haifa, fled to the Temple Mount where they were killed by police officers and guns were found in their possession, according to police spokeswoman Luba Samri.

Trump opposes House method for allocating Israeli missile defense aid
The Trump administration is concerned with a House committee proposal that would siphon Israeli missile defense aid from a fund that is typically reserved for current US wartime operations. The House Armed Services Committee proposed a $558 million increase in allocated Israeli aid for 2018 that would come from Overseas Contingency Operations, or OCO – a fund that is effectively uncapped by the Budget Control Act…

Trump travel ban: Judge expands definition of ‘close relative’
Grandparents and other relatives of people living in the US cannot be barred from entering under President Trump’s travel ban, a judge has ruled. The order, by District Judge Derrick Watson in Hawaii, is a fresh legal blow to Mr Trump’s immigration crackdown. The judge said the ban had interpreted a Supreme Court ruling too narrowly.

U.S. prepares new sanctions on Chinese firms over North Korea ties – officials
Frustrated that China has not done more to rein in North Korea, the Trump administration could impose new sanctions on small Chinese banks and other firms doing business with Pyongyang within weeks…The U.S. measures would initially hit Chinese entities considered “low-hanging fruit,” including smaller financial institutions and “shell” companies linked to North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs…

Connecticut Bans Civil Forfeiture Without Criminal Conviction
Civil forfeiture remains a controversial issue in America since it’s “a process by which the government can take and sell your property without ever convicting, or even charging, you with a crime.” The procedures are civil, which means defendants do not receive the same protections given to criminal defendants. Connecticut has put an end to this procedure when the legislature passed a law that bans civil forfeiture without a criminal conviction.

More Christian Refugees Arriving under Trump than Muslims
Under President Donald Trump, more Christian refugees have been admitted to the United States in the first six months of 2017 than Muslim refugees, a departure from the Obama-era. Since Trump took office in January through June 30, nearly 9,600 refugees who are affiliated with the Christian faith have been resettled in the U.S., accounting for roughly 50 percent of all refugee resettlements, according to research by Pew.

Trump and Macron, once cast as adversaries, show they have much in common
For dinner on Thursday, French President Emmanuel Macron chose to dine with President Trump at Le Jules Verne, an opulent restaurant nestled in the Eiffel Tower that has earned a Michelin star yet still carries the reputation of being an overpriced tourist destination.

The Striking Reason Why The US Just Spent A Record $429 Billion In One Month
The US just saw the biggest one month outlay on record, at $429 billion, 33% higher than the $323 billion one years ago. The reason for this, however, is even more striking than the number itself: it appears the student loan bubble has started to burst.

War on Cash: Desperate VISA Begs Merchants With $10,000 Bribe to Go Cashless
“Visa Inc. has a new offer for small merchants: take thousands of dollars from the card giant to upgrade their payment technology. In return, the businesses must stop accepting cash.

White South Africans Are Preparing For “The Slaughter and Removal of All Whites Within Five Years
Back in March, the President of South Africa made a shocking suggestion, which left many white landowners fearing that they may face a race war in the near future. In a speech, Jacob Zuma announced that he wanted the government to begin confiscating white owned lands, before redistributing them to black South Africans.

Why Is Soros Colluding with PornHub, Tech Giants to Flood FCC with Russian Spam?
It’s the Russians again. But this time it’s George Soros’ strange bedfellows pro-censorship coalition including Internet giants Google, Facebook, Amazon, as well as the salacious extreme-and-abusive-sex website PornHub, that have flooded the FCC with thousands of “citizen comments” coming from Russia, of all places, opposing the FCC’s planned repeal of the Obama-era “Net Neutrality” rules.

Is This Why The UN Human Rights Council Is Silent As Venezuelans Die Oppressed Under Socialism?
The United Nations Human Rights Council has been silent on the death of Venezuelans at the hands of their democratic socialist government. The UN has sided with death, but that isn’t surprising, considering the horrific plans they have laid out for most humans.


July 14, 2017

WASHINGTON EXAMINER — Senate GOP leaders hope offering more money for reducing insurance premiums for poor people is enough to get centrists to support their healthcare bill after they were cool to the latest version. Republican leadership released a new version of the healthcare bill that adds $70 billion to a stability fund to stabilize the individual market and $45 billion for fighting opioid abuse. However, leadership faces a monumental task of winning support from several key centrists, especially after leaving in place more than $700 billion in Medicaid cuts…. (more)


July 13, 2017
NEWSMAX — Tuesday’s release of photos of a chance encounter between evangelicals and President Donald Trump in the White House, which shows leading evangelicals laying hands on and praying for the president of the United States in the Oval Office, has touched off an angry backlash on Twitter and in the mainstream media…. (more)

July 13, 2017
BOB UNRUH — So the media claim there are links between President Trump’s campaign and Russia. They make wild claims about a “set-up” that had Donald Trump Jr. meet last year with a woman claiming to have information from Russia about Hillary Clinton…. (more)

July 13, 2017
RALPH Z. HALLOW — President Trump is facing the double standard with which the left-wing press and Democrats have been soiling American politics for many years. Absurdity is now the norm in the left’s drive to undermine the public’s confidence in the institutions that have made this the go-to country for seekers of opportunity and freedom all over the world for more than two centuries…. (more)

July 13, 2017
MICHAEL BARONE — Overreach. President Trump seems to have an uncanny knack for provoking it in his opponents and critics. This often hurts him and the country. But it has the potential to hurt those doing the overreach as well…. (more)

July 13, 2017
ALICIA POWE — Members of the House Freedom Caucus are demanding GOP leaders cancel the annual August recess so they can tackle top-line policy issues, including the debt ceiling, repealing the Affordable Care Act, a tax overhaul and building a wall along the nation’s southern border…. (more)

July 13, 2017
GREG COROMBOS — Senate Republican leaders are still scrambling to craft a health-care bill capable of attracting 50 GOP votes, and while success appears elusive right now, a prominent House conservative still believes a good bill can get passed thanks to the pressure from voters and the resolve of President Trump…. (more)

July 13, 2017
MCCLATCHY DC — Rep. Brad Sherman, D-Calif., has introduced formal articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, accusing him of obstruction of justice. Sherman, who first drafted the articles in June, formally introduced H.R. 438 on the House floor on Wednesday…. (more)

July 13, 2017
NEWSMAX — Almost three-fourths of Democrats would give up drinking alcohol for the rest of their lives if President Donald Trump could be impeached tomorrow, according to a survey conducted by Detox.net…. (more)

July 13, 2017

WASHINGTON TIMES — Two-dozen House Republicans broke with their pro-defense brethren Thursday and helped Democrats kill an amendment that would have barred the military from funding transgender sex reassignment surgeries and hormone therapies…. (more)


July 13, 2017
NEWSMAX — The Obama Justice Department allowed the Russian lawyer who met Donald Trump Jr. into the country for a court case months before the meeting occurred, The Hill reported…. (more)

July 13, 2017
NEWSMAX — Evangelist leader Franklin Graham called it “unfathomable” that the parents of British baby Charlie Gard have been denied the right to bring him to the United States for treatment, calling it “one of the dangers of socialized medicine.”… (more)

July 13, 2017
WORLDNETDAILY — Bobby Schindler, the brother of Terri Schindler Schiavo, has joined the pro-life leaders expressing support for Charlie Gard in his struggle to live. Gard is an 11-month-old British infant who suffers from a rare genetic mutation of mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome. The infant has brain damage, is blind and deaf, and needs a ventilator to breathe…. (more)

July 13, 2017
LEO HOHMANN — If there were any issue that Republicans and Democrats could agree on in the current, brutal political climate, one might think it would be female genital mutilation and the need to ban it. Not a chance…. (more)

July 13, 2017
THE BLAZE — One Fort Lauderdale police officer is facing disciplinary action after he “mis-gendered” a transgender person on a reckless driving ticket issued in late January. Four days after being pulled over for drag racing a Ford Mustang in a Chevrolet Camaro, Shelby Kendall, who was born male but began identifying as a woman in 2014, filed a complaint with the Fort Lauderdale Police Department’s Internal Affairs, according to The Sun-Sentinel…. (more)

July 13, 2017
WASHINGTON TIMES — An admissions letter from Harvard University was once considered cause for celebration, but in conservative households, that may be changing. David M. Whalen, provost of Hillsdale College, a school with a conservative reputation, said he has noticed an uptick in the number of parents who send their children to Hillsdale to avoid colleges where conservative thought is met with ridicule, suppression and violence…. (more)

July 12, 2017
BYRON YORK — Could there be a dumber, more obvious come-on than the one Rob Goldstone, described in press reports as a British-born publicist and former tabloid reporter, sent to Donald Trump Jr. on June 3, 2016?… (more)

July 12, 2017
NEWSMAX — New York City Police officers attending the funeral of one of their own Tuesday turned their backs on Mayor Bill de Blasio in protest when he spoke…. (more)

July 12, 2017
NEWSMAX — Doctors, parents and others involved in female genital mutilation in Michigan will face up to 15 years in prison under new laws signed Tuesday that were sparked by an ongoing criminal case involving six young girls…. (more)

July 12, 2017
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — Top-rated Fox talker Sean Hannity piled on CNN’s lackluster ratings Tuesday, belittling the cable for ranking behind nightly kiddy shows. Hannity, who scored a scoop interview Donald Trump Jr. Tuesday night, tweeted his mock with a special dig that CNN will likely end up airing his Q&A with Trump…. (more)

July 11, 2017
ALAN KEYES — Earlier this week, I wrote a column questioning why our contemporary political discourse makes so little reference to the common good. The United States was the first nation in human history that acknowledged humanity itself to be the formal premise for the common identity of the people who comprised it…. (more)

July 10, 2017
WASHINGTON TIMES — Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas on Friday hit back at Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer for labeling his latest health proposal a “hoax,” saying Democrats made a series of promises about their signature health program that have fallen flat…. (more)

July 10, 2017
ROBERT KNIGHT — Unless you went to some lengths to access President Trump’s stunning address in Warsaw, Poland on Thursday instead of relying on media coverage, you missed a remarkable event. Garnering repeated applause and even chants of “Donald Trump! Donald Trump! Donald Trump!” the president declared his and America’s admiration for the Polish people, made a commitment to ensure their liberty, and promised to eradicate terrorism and preserve the West…. (more)

July 10, 2017

RICH LOWRY — magine that President Donald Trump gave a speech praising a strong Europe. Imagine that he called forthrightly on Russia to stop its aggression in Ukraine and join the community of responsible nations. Imagine that he embraced the mutual defense commitment, so-called Article 5, of NATO…. (more)


July 10, 2017

BYRON YORK — President Trump’s performance at the G-20 summit in Germany produced a wave of commentary claiming the United States has abdicated its role as world leader…. (more)

Mid-Day Snapshot

July 14, 2017

Senate Reveals Latest Health Plan; Is It DOA?

Republicans are still at odds over various aspects of repealing ObamaCare. And it may sink Version 2.0.

The Foundation

“If Congress can do whatever in their discretion can be done by money, and will promote the General Welfare, the Government is no longer a limited one, possessing enumerated powers, but an indefinite one, subject to particular exceptions.” —James Madison (1792)

Key Connections

Evaluating Our Expectations: The American Dream vs. a Christian’s Hope (Melissa Kruger, Wit’s End)

The American Dream might best be summed up as the possibility for a life of freedom, personal happiness, material comfort, and lasting fulfillment (all nicely enclosed in a white picket fence)… In contrast to our typical image of the American Dream, Scripture offers us three images of the Christian life: a battle, a race, and childbirth.

Community Covers a Thousand Threats  (David Mathis, Desiring God)

Sadly, I have seen it happen over and over: how neglecting real, consistent, committed Christian community goes hand in hand with a cooling heart for Christ.

Grab for the Glory of God (Eric Davis, The Cripplegate)

We have a major hole in our Christian spirituality when we avoid the concept of sin. My mentor reminded me that it is a mark of conversion, spiritual maturity, and intimacy with the Lord Jesus to see, loathe, and confess personal sin, especially heart sins.

The Essential Second (John MacArthur, OnePlace)

It is very easy to love the whole wide world, and it is easy to love the church. However, it may be very difficult to love one particular person. But the love our Lord calls you to exercise is a practical, personal kind of love that is expressed primarily to individuals.

15 Questions to Apply Scripture to Your Life (Kevin Holloran, Unlocking the Bible)

A good question in Bible study helps uncover riches in the text that we may not see. This is true for observation, interpretation, and application stages of Bible study.

The post Key Connections (July 13, 2017) appeared first on Unlocking the Bible.


This ‘n’ That

  • Eugene Peterson has “changed his mind” on same-sex issues and gay marriage. Really? Anyone who has read his atrocious rendering of the Bible (aka, The Message) knows that he has long skirted and softened the edges on such issues.
  • Wait, wait, wait! He changed his mind again!
  • The salvation package; now that’s a good gift!
  • I’ve only read part one of this, but I fear that the patriarchal mindset described in this article may permeate more than those groups that outwardly identify with the movement.
  • Here’s your weekly dose of adorable (thank, James!).
  • This is one of the dumbest things I read this week. Matthew 23:23-24, anyone?
  • If drinking more coffee leads to a longer life, I may never die. Four cups a day, at least.
  • Now you know.
  • Have today’s evangelicals become Marcionite in their thinking and practice?

Weekly Watchman for 07/14/2017

Technology: Servant or Master?

Smart phones that track your location; televisions and computers that can watch you; medical implants that monitor and treat us medically; and new super computers that some hope will learn how to think and act “human”. Depending on your perspective the future of technology can sound exciting or frightening.

There are serious scientists backed by rich individuals who actually believe that in the next 10-20 years human beings might have the ability to “live forever” as we integrate computer technology with human flesh. And the corporation driving this vision is none other than Google: a corporation that has much more control over you and me than we even realize.

Does the Bible speak to this insane search for human immortality? How do we respond as Christians to this advance in technology? Pastor Carl Gallups, a radio show host and best selling author joins us for a biblical perspective on technology along with a discussion on end times prophecy.

Daily podcast, relevant articles on issues pertaining to Christians and more can be found on Stand Up For The Truth.

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New Apostolic Reformation Movement

Today we tackle the offices of prophet and apostle, signs and wonders, revealed Scripture or new revelation. What does it mean to take dominion over the earth? Where does spiritual warfare and revival come into play? What about those who call themselves Apostle or Prophet? These are among the issues Christian theologians and believers have discussed for hundreds of years.

This morning we also address the New Apostolic Reformation movement that most credit to C. Peter Wagner. Is it consistent with biblical teachings and the traditional Protestant views of the Bible? Dr. Gary Gilley is an author and pastor who has written extensively on the subject and joins us to give us his perspective.

Daily podcast, relevant articles on issues pertaining to Christians and more can be found on Stand Up For The Truth.

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Biblical Submission to Authority

This morning we discuss an important biblical issue that just goes against every fabric of our sinful, rebellious nature: submission to the authorities in our lives. In many ways America is an interesting paradox. We are a Republic governed by the rule of law—yet we came into existence by rebelling against the laws we were under (from England).

In our first segment we look at a disturbing story of how bad things can get when young people are not taught respect and to honor authority. A decorated Green Bay School Teacher recently resigned because student behaviors were so bad that her very life and health was in danger. And we discuss the sad irony of this fact: teachers facing anarchy from students when their own teacher’s union used to recommend they read and emulate Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals so they can learn how to undermine political authority over them. Are we headed straight to the brink of anarchy in our nation where there is no authority or order?

What about us, professing Christians, are we honoring the authorities in our lives as the Bible instructs? Dave Wager of Nicolet Bible Institute joins us to discuss the biblical mandate of honoring the authorities God has placed in our lives as believers.

Daily podcast, relevant articles on issues pertaining to Christians and more can be found on Stand Up For The Truth.

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A Liberal Conundrum

Today we point to a story that exposes the hypocrisy of many liberals these days. What do the people that preach “tolerance” do when they run up against a religion that really does oppress anyone that disagrees with its doctrines? This morning we look at a mess Starbucks Coffee faces in Indonesia and Malaysia, heavily Muslim nations.

In our first half hour we are joined by Pastor Mike Abendroth of No Compromise Radio. Some of the topics we will address include the teaching of the eternal security for the true believer, something called the “sin of presumption,” and the challenges of raising Christian youth in the Church.

Daily podcast, relevant articles on issues pertaining to Christians and more can be found on Stand Up For The Truth.

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Featured Blogs


Top Headlines – 7/14/2017

Middle East Quartet meets for first time in Trump’s presidency

Trump: Only thing more difficult than Israeli-Palestinian peace is healthcare

Ex-intel chief: Israel should advance peace initiatives now, while we’re strong

Abbas to visit China next week at the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping. China supports a Palestinian state.

Ex-defense minister says ‘corrupt’ Netanyahu should resign

Netanyahu: Political rivals, media want me convicted

PM says corruption insinuations are a left-wing plot against him

At Gaza war memorial event, Netanyahu, Rivlin call for return of soldiers’ bodies

Soros ‘distressed’ by ‘anti-Semitic’ Hungary campaign

Canada backtracks on banning ‘Product of Israel’ labels for West Bank wines

Israel, Palestinians reach landmark water deal for West Bank, Gaza

In Jerusalem, Gunmen Stage Brazen Attack Near Temple Mount

Three wounded in shooting terror attack near Temple Mount

Amid dramatic Temple Mount terror attack, Netanyahu resists calls to change status quo

Hezbollah threatens to ‘surprise Israel’ in next war

Israel Growing Concerned That Unresolved North Korea Nuclear Crisis Will Embolden Iran, Experts Say

Officials: US expected to say Iran still abiding by nuke deal

Solider accused of supporting ISIS thought 9/11 was inside job: ex-bunkmate

Fearing more terror attacks, Egypt churches suspend activities

Former UK envoy: Saudi Arabia funds extremist mosques in Europe

Turkish director arrested for film of Erdogan ‘execution’

Could North Korea turn America’s lights out? We’re living in the dark about our electric grid

Trump slams media for coverage of mysterious Russian lawyer, lays blame on Lynch

Trump’s Lawyer Apologizes for a Profane Tirade

Trump lawyer e-mail meltdown raises questions of competence

GOP operative who sought Clinton’s emails committed suicide

Hawaii Judge Orders Loosening of Trump Travel Ban

Amazon is getting too big and the government is talking about it

Why the Post Office Gives Amazon Special Delivery – A Citigroup analysis finds each box gets a $1.46 subsidy. It’s like a gift card from Uncle Sam.

U.S. asks nations to provide more traveler data or face sanctions

High-speed Hyperloop project ready for key test in Nevada

Watch a Giant Sunspot Whirl Across the Sun in Incredible NASA Video

5.2 magnitude earthquake hits near Oitui, Indonesia

5.1 magnitude earthquake hits near Raoul Island, New Zealand

5.1 magnitude earthquake hits near Vinchina, Argentina

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Padangsidempuan, Indonesia

Sabancaya volcano in Peru erupts to 27,000ft

Turrialba volcano in Costa Rica erupts to 12,000ft

Sinabung volcano in Indonesia erupts to 11,000ft

Giant Antarctic Icebergs and Crushing Existential Dread

New York Man Dies From ‘Exceedingly Rare’ Tick Virus Transmitted Within Minutes

‘Cholera is everywhere’: Yemen epidemic spiralling out of control

GOP Lawmakers Bought Health-Insurance Stocks While Advancing Trumpcare

US charging 412 in health fraud schemes worth $1.3 billion

House defeats bid to block Pentagon funding transgender surgeries

Shock as teens arrested for alleged sex assault that thousands watched on Facebook live

Jeff Sessions Tells ‘Hate Group’ DOJ Will Issue Religious Freedom Guidance

Kim Riddlebarger – Civil Religion, The Chief Rival of Biblical Christianity in America?

After Lifeway Threatens to Pull The Message Eugene Peterson Changes His Mind on Gay Marriage

Walter Martin’s Family Demands Hank Hanegraaf Step Down From CRI

Tim Keller Claims People Cannot Be Reached Without Art

Winnie Banov Has Lost Touch With Sanity

Two Abortion Clinics With History of Health Violations Close in NE Ohio

Christians in Coastal Kenya Concerned After Slaughter of 13 Non-Muslims

Kid Rock Becomes Latest Celebrity to Enter Politics, Running For Senate

Posted: 14 Jul 2017 08:05 AM PDT

Would Kid Rock make a good U.S. senator?  When asked if a website promoting his potential run was real, he responded by tweeting that the…

Read more at End Time Headlines.

Chinese spy ship lurking off coast of Alaska during missile defense test…

Posted: 14 Jul 2017 08:00 AM PDT

A Chinese spy ship has been sailing in international waters off the coast of Alaska for several days, having first arrived in the area shortly…

Read more at End Time Headlines.

DAYS OF LOT: Transgender Nesting Toy Named ‘Sam’ Teaches Children They Can Change Their Gender

Posted: 14 Jul 2017 07:51 AM PDT

A Canadian company is raising funds online for what it calls the world’s “first educational transgender toy,” in which children are taught that they can…

Read more at End Time Headlines.

ABC, NBC under fire after smearing Christian organization as a “Hate Group”

Posted: 14 Jul 2017 07:48 AM PDT

Apparently, if you defend the 1st Amendment, you are guilty of hate speech. That’s the argument put forth by several news outlets — ABC, NBC,…

Read more at End Time Headlines.

Archaeologist Discovers Proof for Biblical Vineyard of Naboth

Posted: 14 Jul 2017 05:45 AM PDT

An archaeologist in Israel said she found proof of the biblical story of Naboth’s vineyard. According to Breaking Israel News, Dr. Norma Franklin, one of the leaders…

Read more at End Time Headlines.

Terrorism Strikes In Jerusalem Near Temple Mount

Posted: 14 Jul 2017 05:40 AM PDT

An early morning terror attack Friday at the Lion’s Gate near the entrance to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem’s Old City killed two Israeli police…

Read more at End Time Headlines.

The Key to the Deliverance of a Church in Captivity

Posted: 14 Jul 2017 05:23 AM PDT

(By Bert Farias) Why did Jesus die? The most common answer from the average Christian would be: So that our sins could be forgiven. That…

Read more at End Time Headlines.

Amazon getting too big! Government may step in

Posted: 14 Jul 2017 05:19 AM PDT

Fresh off its biggest Prime Day yet, the Whole Foods Market Inc. bid, and a slew of announcements including Amazon Wardrobe, Amazon.com Inc. was the…

Read more at End Time Headlines.

Strong Magnitude 6.4 earthquake strikes near the coast of New Ireland

Posted: 13 Jul 2017 04:20 PM PDT

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.4 hit near the coast of New Ireland, Papua New Guinea at 03:36 UTC on July 13,…

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Believers to Go Toe-to-Toe With Satanists This Weekend

Posted: 13 Jul 2017 04:14 PM PDT

Residents from Belle Plaine, Minnesota will gather in prayer this Saturday at 12:00 p.m. to oppose Satanists who are publicly honoring Satan at a veterans…

Read more at End Time Headlines.

Mexico Residents Fear a New Volcano Is Being Formed Beneath Them After Eruption of Smoke, Gas

Posted: 13 Jul 2017 03:51 PM PDT

Residents in a Mexican town are on edge as fears grow that a new volcano is brewing beneath their feet. Despite assurances from experts that…

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150 earthquakes strike near Mammoth Lakes (California) – Long Valley Caldera imminent eruption

Posted: 13 Jul 2017 03:47 PM PDT

There is currently an earthquake swarm hitting Mammoth Lakes in California. The series, which included a Magnitude 3.9 quake on Sunday, may be tied to…

Read more at End Time Headlines.

FALLING AWAY: 8 Evangelical Leaders Who Have Publicly Embraced Apostasy

Posted: 13 Jul 2017 12:09 PM PDT

(Reported By Madeleine Buckley) In an interview this week, Christian best-selling author Eugene Peterson said he would be willing to officiate at a same-sex marriage. In saying…

Read more at End Time Headlines.

US Brokers a Palestinian-Israeli Agreement

Posted: 13 Jul 2017 12:02 PM PDT

While it’s far from the lasting peace agreement President Donald Trump would like to help broker between the Israelis and the Palestinians, Thursday’s announcement that…

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Menacing skull cloud rises above Vesuvius in apocalyptic scene

Posted: 13 Jul 2017 11:56 AM PDT

A photo of smoke billowing from Mount Vesuvius shows what appears to be a ghoulish face looming above southern Italy’s famous volcano. The disturbing image…

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The Danger of losing the preaching of the Coming of the Lord

Posted: 13 Jul 2017 10:59 AM PDT

(By Ricky Scaparo) In this message, we will discuss why it is dangerous when pulpits and preachers become silent regarding the preaching and teaching of…

Read more at End Time Headlines.


What is The Gospel?


Who Do You Think That I Am?

Selected Scriptures

Code: A335

With that brief question Jesus Christ confronted His followers with the most important issue they would ever face. He had spent much time with them and made some bold claims about His identity and authority. Now the time had come for them either to believe or deny His teachings.

Who do you say Jesus is? Your response to Him will determine not only your values and lifestyle, but your eternal destiny as well.

Consider what the Bible says about Him:

JESUS IS GOD

While Jesus was on earth there was much confusion about who He was. Some thought He was a wise man or a great prophet. Others thought He was a madman. Still others couldn’t decide or didn’t care. But Jesus said, “I and the Father are one” (John 10:30). That means He claimed to be nothing less than God in human flesh.

Many people today don’t understand that Jesus claimed to be God. They’re content to think of Him as little more than a great moral teacher. But even His enemies understood His claims to deity. That’s why they tried to stone Him to death (John 5:18; 10:33) and eventually had Him crucified (John 19:7).

C.S. Lewis observed, “You can shut Him up for a fool, you can spit at Him and kill Him as a demon; or you can fall at His feet and call Him Lord and God. But let us not come up with any patronizing nonsense about His being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to” (Mere Christianity [Macmillan, 1952], pp. 40-41).

If the biblical claims of Jesus are true, He is God!

JESUS IS HOLY

God is absolutely and perfectly holy (Isaiah 6:3), therefore He cannot commit or approve of evil (James 1:13).

As God, Jesus embodied every element of God’s character. Colossians 2:9 says, “In Him all the fulness of Deity dwells in bodily form.” He was perfectly holy (Hebrews 4:15). Even His enemies couldn’t prove any accusation against Him (John 8:46)

God requires holiness of us as well. First Peter 1:16 says, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.”

JESUS IS THE SAVIOR

Our failure to obey God—to be holy—places us in danger of eternal punishment (2 Thessalonians 1:9). The truth is, we cannot obey Him because we have neither the desire nor the ability to do so. We are by nature rebellious toward God (Ephesians 2:1-3). The Bible calls our rebellion “sin.” According to Scripture, everyone is guilty of sin: “There is no man who does not sin” (1 Kings 8:46). “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). And we are incapable of changing our sinful condition. Jeremiah 13:23 says, “Can the Ethiopian change his skin or the leopard its spots? Neither can you do good who are accustomed to doing evil.”

That doesn’t mean we’re incapable of performing acts of human kindness. We might even be involved in various religious or humanitarian activities. But we’re utterly incapable of understanding, loving, or pleasing God on our own. The Bible says, “There is none righteous, not even one; there is none who understands, there is none who seeks for God; all have turned aside, together they have become useless; there is none who does good, there is not even one” (Romans 3:10-12).

God’s holiness and justice demand that all sin be punished by death: “The soul who sins will die” (Ezekiel 18:4). That’s hard for us to understand because we tend to evaluate sin on a relative scale, assuming some sins are less serious than others. However, the Bible teaches that all acts of sin are the result of sinful thinking and evil desires. That’s why simply changing our patterns of behavior can’t solve our sin problem or eliminate its consequences. We need to be changed inwardly so our thinking and desires are holy

Jesus is the only one who can forgive and transform us, thereby delivering us from the power and penalty of sin: “There is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men, by which we must be saved” (Acts 4:12).

Even though God’s justice demands death for sin, His love has provided a Savior, who paid the penalty and died for sinners: “Christ … died for sins once for all, the just for the unjust, in order that He might bring us to God” (1 Peter 3:18). Christ’s death satisfied the demands of God’s justice, thereby enabling Him to forgive and save those who place their faith in Him (Romans 3:26). John 3:16 says, “God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.” He alone is “our great God and Savior” (Titus 2:13).

JESUS IS THE ONLY ACCEPTABLE OBJECT OF SAVING FAITH

Some people think it doesn’t matter what you believe as long as you’re sincere. But without a valid object your faith is useless

If you take poison—thinking it’s medicine—all the faith in the world won’t restore your life. Similarly, if Jesus is the only source of salvation, and you’re trusting in anyone or anything else for your salvation, your faith is useless.

Many people assume there are many paths to God and that each religion represents an aspect of truth. But Jesus said, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through Me” (John 14:6). He didn’t claim to be one of many equally legitimate paths to God, or the way to God for His day only. He claimed to be the only way to God—then and forever.

JESUS IS LORD

Contemporary thinking says man is the product of evolution. But the Bible says we were created by a personal God to love, serve, and enjoy endless fellowship with Him

The New Testament reveals it was Jesus Himself who created everything (John 1:3; Colossians 1:16). Therefore He also owns and rules everything (Psalm 103:19). That means He has authority over our lives and we owe Him absolute allegiance, obedience, and worship.

Romans 10:9 says, “If you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved.” Confessing Jesus as Lord means humbly submitting to His authority (Philippians 2:10-11). Believing that God has raised Him from the dead involves trusting in the historical fact of His resurrection—the pinnacle of Christian faith and the way the Father affirmed the deity and authority of the Son (Romans 1:4; Acts 17:30-31).

True faith is always accompanied by repentance from sin. Repentance is more than simply being sorry for sin. It is agreeing with God that you are sinful, confessing your sins to Him, and making a conscious choice to turn from sin and pursue holiness (Isaiah 55:7). Jesus said, “If you love Me, you will keep My commandments” (John 14:15); and “If you abide in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine” (John 8:31).

It isn’t enough to believe certain facts about Christ. Even Satan and his demons believe in the true God (James 2:19), but they don’t love and obey Him. Their faith is not genuine. True saving faith always responds in obedience (Ephesians 2:10).

Jesus is the sovereign Lord. When you obey Him you are acknowledging His lordship and submitting to His authority. That doesn’t mean your obedience will always be perfect, but that is your goal. There is no area of your life that you withhold from Him.

JESUS IS THE JUDGE

All who reject Jesus as their Lord and Savior will one day face Him as their Judge: “God is now declaring to men that all everywhere should repent, because He has fixed a day in which He will judge the world in righteousness through a Man whom He has appointed, having furnished proof to all men by raising Him from the dead” (Acts 17:30-31).

Second Thessalonians 1:7-9 says, “The Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with His mighty angels in flaming fire, dealing out retribution to those who do not know God and to those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus. And these will pay the penalty of eternal destruction, away from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power.”

HOW WILL YOU RESPOND?

Who does the Bible say Jesus is? The living God, the Holy One, the Savior, the only valid object of saving faith, the sovereign Lord, and the righteous Judge.

Who do you say Jesus is? That is the inescapable question. He alone can redeem you—free you from the power and penalty of sin. He alone can transform you, restore you to fellowship with God, and give your life eternal purpose. Will you repent and believe in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior?


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July 13, 2017 Truth2Freedom Briefing Report (US•World•Christian)

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Turkey has agreed to pay $2.5 billion to acquire Russia’s most advanced missile defense system, a senior Turkish official said, in a deal that signals a turn away from the NATO military alliance that has anchored Turkey to the West for more than six decades.

Saudi Arabia’s religious police are hiring people to study unveiled women and people who don’t pray.

China is buying less from North Korea as it implements United Nations sanctions aimed at reining in the nuclear ambitions of Kim Jong Un, according to a customs official. Imports fell 13.2 percent to $880 million in the six months to June 30 from the same period a year earlier.

It typically takes years for presidents to kill federal regulations they dislike, but Donald Trump has found a shortcut: He’s just putting them on long-term hold. The Trump administration has stalled more than two dozen Obama-era rules, a legally questionable tactic that sidesteps the cumbersome rulemaking process.

The gain in U.S. wholesale prices reflected higher food and services costs, signaling modest inflation, a Labor Department report showed Thursday in Washington. Almost 80 percent of the increase in wholesale prices was due to a 0.2 percent gain in services as goods costs edged up 0.1 percent.

AP Top Stories

The US Marine Corps transport plane that crashed, killing all 16 troops aboard, plummeted to the ground after “something went wrong” while at cruising altitude, a general said Wednesday.

Investigators are still trying to determine why the KC-130 air tanker plummeted to the ground in rural Mississippi on Monday afternoon. The servicemen on board the plane, all of whom were killed, were mostly members of an elite Marine special operations unit on their way to training in Arizona.

A Department of Education official apologized after saying that “90%” of sexual assault accusations on college campuses “fall into the category of ‘we were both drunk,'” during an interview as Education Secretary Betsy DeVos prepares to meet Thursday with a range of advocacy groups to discuss the issue.

A cyber security firm says information for at least 14 million Verizon Wireless customers was found on an unsecured web server, allowing anyone on the Internet to access it. Verizon says that figure was closer to six million customer records.

Oklahoma Democrats, who have taken routine beatings from the GOP over the last decade, unexpectedly snatched two state legislative seats from Republicans in special elections this week and are now hoping to carry momentum into grabbing bigger prizes in 2018, including congressional seats and the governor’s mansion.

The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell last week for the first time in a month and producer prices unexpectedly rose in June, likely keeping the Federal Reserve on track for a third interest rate increase this year. Persistently low layoffs point to a buoyant labor market that is sustaining economic growth, while the uptick in producer prices suggests a recent moderation in inflation was likely temporary. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 3,000 to a seasonally adjusted 247,000 for the week ended July 8.

Poland’s prime minister has met with Chinese parliamentary leader Zhang Dejiang to discuss developing ties, including business and trade. Poland, a central European nation, wants to play a key role in China’s drive to increase business with Europe. The Polish government is seeking new partners and investments for the economy as it develops quickly.

The head of the European Commission is calling on Ukraine to step up its efforts against endemic corruption.

The Iraqi government has said it is investigating video seemingly showing troops killing suspected Islamic State militants detained in the Mosul area. In the footage, men wearing uniform throw an unarmed man over a cliff. They then shoot his motionless body.

BBC

When Becky Turney’s fiancé, Kelly, halted their wedding for a very special gift, she was left speechless. Her late son, Triston, was not physically present at the Alaska ceremony on Friday, but his heart was. Her groom had organized the surprise, giving Becky the chance to meet Jacob Kilby, the young man carrying her son’s heart, for the very first time.

An Australian cattle worker whose thumb was severed by a bull has had his toe surgically transplanted in its position.

The staunchly Catholic island of Malta has voted to legalise same-sex marriage.

WND

A jealous Muslim husband is facing life in prison after chopping off his wife’s fingers because she began studying for a degree without his permission. One of his relatives then threw Ms. Akhter’s fingers in the dustbin to ensure doctors could not reattach them.

MI – Jeff Sieting, the Kalkaska village president who’s been sharply criticized for what some are calling racist and hateful social media posts, said this week he does not owe anyone an apology for what he’s putting online, according to The Associated Press. Some of Sieting’s Facebook posts have denounced Islam and called for the killing of “every last Muslim.”

One Fort Lauderdale police officer is facing disciplinary action after he “mis-gendered” a transgender person on a reckless driving ticket issued in late January.

Christians who lay down their life to save others, “following in the footsteps and teaching of Jesus”, will now be eligible for beatification, Pope Francis has said. Beatification is the first step on the path toward sainthood and has in the past been reserved for three categories of people: martyrs, those who have lived a life of heroic values and others with a clear saintly reputation. Candidates for beatification under the new pathway could include Christians who tended to sick people with the plague who later died because of the disease.


Top News – 7/13/2017

Bill Blain: “I Have A Feeling The Much Anticipated October Crash Is Just Not Going To Happen”
The last few weeks confirm global central bank policy in now on a hawkish tack – it’s about ending extraordinary monetary experimentation, normalisation and higher rates. So bond prices have fallen and yields are higher. Get over it.

Scalise released from ICU after contracting infection
Rep. Steve Scalise was moved out of intensive care Wednesday after surgery to fight an infection he contracted after being shot during a practice for the annual congressional baseball game. Though he is no longer in intensive care, Scalise is still listed in “serious” condition and doctors said the infection will need to be fully cured before they can consider moving him to an in-patient rehabilitation center to begin the next phase of his recovery.

Archaeologist Uncovers Clues Pointing Towards Evidence of Naboth’s Vineyard
“As an archaeologist, I cannot say that there was definitely a specific man named Naboth who had a particular vineyard,” Dr Franklin told Breaking Israel News. “The story is very old but from what I have found, I can say that the story as described in the Bible quite probably could have occurred here in the Jezreel.”

‘Death panels’ break pink-slip news to N.Y. Times editors
While buyout talks continue, it currently looks like the number of editors who will be given pink slips at the New York Times will be around 60, sources tell Media Ink.

Muslim infiltrates church to spy on, report Somali Christians
A Somalian woman in Gothenburg, Sweden, Qamar Cleasson, spies on families in who converted to Christianity and shares the information with Muslims abroad, reports Pamela Geller.

There may be hope for Sweden, after all
‘Time for international community to acknowledge Six-Day War is over and that Jerusalem is, has been, will always remain capital of Jews.’

Trump envoy Greenblatt facilitates historic Israeli-Palestinian water deal
US envoy Jason Greenblatt announced agreement Thursday of the long discussed Red Sea-Dead Sea Canal that includes the sale of 33 million cubic meters of water to the Palestinian Authority… Greenblatt…said this agreement and the accord signed on Monday between Israel and the PA that will significantly increase the power supply to Jenin are examples of how the two sides can cooperate to improve Palestinian living conditions.

Netanyahu convenes emergency meeting of allies
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu summoned to his office Thursday afternoon ministers and Knesset members who are considered allies in the Likud for what they were told would be a briefing of the events of past week. Issues expected to be discussed include the submarine scandal, the Bezeq brouhaha and the victory of Avi Gabai in the Labor party race.

Israel could lose UN General Assembly voting rights if doesn’t pay bill
Israel could lose its voting rights in the United Nations General Assembly within two years if it makes good on its pledge not to pay its annual $10.7 million bill as a protest gesture. Out of the UN’s 192 member states, only Libya has no voting rights at the General Assembly for financial reasons, according to the UN website.

Qatar-US terrorism funding deal insufficient, Saudi-led bloc says
The four Arab states leading a boycott of Qatar say it will continue despite a deal between Washington and Doha to combat the financing of terrorism. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt said the deal brokered by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday was “not enough”. Qatar’s government “cannot be trusted”, they added, citing previous agreements.

Belle Plaine Allows Satanic Monument In City Park
A small Minnesota town is getting a lot of attention for a Satanic monument coming to their veterans park. The monument going up for The Satanic Temple — which features an upturned helmet atop a black cube — will soon be at the site of the Veterans Memorial Park in Belle Plaine.

IDF raids Hamas TV station in Hebron
IDF soldiers confiscated equipment belonging to the Hamas satellite channel station ‘Al-Quds TV’ in Hebron in a raid overnight Wednesday after suspicions arose that it was disseminating hateful information. A simultaneous raid was also carried out on media company in Hebron that supplies information to another Hamas broadcasting channel, Al-Aqsa TV.

Evangelical pastor prays over Donald Trump in Oval Office
This is the moment evangelical leaders laid their hands on Donald Trump‘s back as they prayed over him in the Oval Office. Evangelical pastor Rodney Howard-Browne led a prayer circle alongside his wife Adonica in the White House and then shared the image on Facebook.

Have Consumers Decided Most News Is Fake News?
Skepticism toward the media is most often associated with conservatives in Middle America, some of whom eat something other than artisanal sandwiches. But this week brings more evidence that investors worldwide have become very reluctant to buy what many established news organizations are selling. How else to explain the collective shrug of the shoulders in financial markets to the latest breathless media reports about alleged collusion between the 2016 Trump campaign and Russia?

‘Message’ Bible Creator Eugene Peterson Changes Mind on Homosexuality; Would Perform A Same Sex Marriage If Asked
Eugene Peterson, the man behind The Message translation of the Bible, says he would perform a same-sex marriage ceremony if asked. In an interview with Jonathan Merritt on Religion News, Peterson describes how his views on homosexuality have changed over his career.

The Wealthy Are Buying Multi-Million Dollar Bunkers With “Highest Level Of Military Grade Security”
“There are so many things that happen every day all around the world and people are just hoping it doesn’t happen to them. But what if it does?”

The Media Says The US Just Liberated Mosul: Here’s What Really Happened
The mainstream media is largely using the word “liberation,” which indicates the people of Mosul have been freed from a monstrous force by a friendly, benevolent one. In reality, the “liberation” of Mosul paints a dark, horrifying picture of America’s foreign policy when one realizes how ISIS took hold of Mosul in the first place.

Catholics Rally Against Satanist Statue
Catholics in Minnesota will gather to ask for God’s protection and to pray against the nation’s first Satanic monument approved for display on public land.

Climate change scientists launch geoengineering experiment that may accidentally cause global famine
Climate change “mad scientists” from Harvard have been given the green light to pursue a geoengineering experiment that will expel aerosols into the atmosphere to block out the sun in a deranged effort to halt so-called “global warming.”

 IT BEGINS!! 7 Subpoenas Issued for Obama Unmasking Scandal: Congress: This is TREASON
Seven subpoenas have been issued by the House Intelligence Committee regarding meddling in the 2016 presidential election. According to a WSJ report, three of the seven subpoenas are regarding reports that members of the “Trump team” were identified “in foreign surveillance reports, and had their names ‘unmasked’”. The three subpoenas were served on the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Central Intelligence Agency, and the National Security Agency, and all three explicitly referenced “unmasking”.


The Most Unusual (And Significant?) Solar Eclipse In U.S. History Will Happen Next Month On August 21

August 21st is the date of “the Great American Eclipse”, and the hype around it is already starting to reach a fever pitch. It is being called “the Great American Eclipse” because this will be the first total solar eclipse ever that is only visible in the United States. In other words, since the United States became a nation there has never been a total eclipse that was only visible here and nowhere else. And this will be the first total solar eclipse to cross from the west coast to the east coast in 99 years. So for those that love astronomy, this is bigger than the Super Bowl. (Read More…)


Is This The Generation That Is Going To Financially Destroy America?

Did you know that the federal government is going to spend more than 4 trillion dollars this year?  To put that into perspective, U.S. GDP for the entire year of 2017 is going to be somewhere between 18 and 19 trillion dollars.  So when you are talking about 4 trillion dollars you are talking about a huge chunk of our economy.  But of course the federal government doesn’t bring in 4 trillion dollars a year.  At the beginning of Barack Obama’s first term, we were 10.6 trillion dollars in debt, and now we are nearly 20 trillion dollars in debt.  That means that we have been adding more than a trillion dollars a year to the national debt.  When you break that down, that means that we have essentially been stealing more than a hundred million dollars from future generations of Americans every single hour of every single day to pay for our debt-fueled lifestyle.  Even Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen is warning that this is not sustainable, and yet we just keep on doing it. (Read More…)


Environmental Nightmare! Dozens Of Highly Toxic Substances Have Been Found In Tap Water All Over America

After reading this article, you will never look at tap water the same way again.  Most Americans have generally assumed that the water coming out of our taps is perfectly safe, but the Flint water crisis and other similar incidents are starting to help people to understand that there are some very dangerous substances in our water.  In particular, I am talking about things like arsenic, lead, atrazine, perchlorate and a whole host of pharmaceutical drugs.  According to an absolutely stunning NRDC report, close to 77 million Americans received their water from systems “that violated federal protections” in 2015.  And even if you get your water from a system that meets federal standards, that still does not mean that it is safe. (Read More…)


These Days Young Men In America Are Working A Lot Less And Playing Video Games A Lot More

If you could stay home and play video games all day, would you do it?  According to a brand new report that was released by the National Bureau of Economic Research on Monday, American men from the ages of 21 to 30 are working a lot less these days.  In fact, on average men in this age group worked 203 fewer hours per year in 2015 than they did in 2000.  So what did they do with all of that extra time?  According to the study, a large portion of the time that young men used to spend working is now being spent playing video games. (Read More…)


Dying Middle Class: The Number Of Americans That Can’t Afford Their Own Homes Has More Than Doubled

Have you lost your spot in the middle class yet?  For years I have been documenting all of the numbers that show that the middle class in America has been steadily shrinking, and we just got another one.  According to a report that was produced by researchers at Harvard University, the number of Americans that spend more than 30 percent of their incomes on housing has more than doubled.  In 2001, nearly 16 million Americans couldn’t afford the homes that they were currently living in, but by 2015 that figure had jumped to 38 million. (Read More…)


July 11, 2017
ALAN KEYES — Earlier this week, I wrote a column questioning why our contemporary political discourse makes so little reference to the common good. The United States was the first nation in human history that acknowledged humanity itself to be the formal premise for the common identity of the people who comprised it…. (more)

July 10, 2017
WASHINGTON TIMES — Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas on Friday hit back at Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer for labeling his latest health proposal a “hoax,” saying Democrats made a series of promises about their signature health program that have fallen flat…. (more)

July 10, 2017
ROBERT KNIGHT — Unless you went to some lengths to access President Trump’s stunning address in Warsaw, Poland on Thursday instead of relying on media coverage, you missed a remarkable event. Garnering repeated applause and even chants of “Donald Trump! Donald Trump! Donald Trump!” the president declared his and America’s admiration for the Polish people, made a commitment to ensure their liberty, and promised to eradicate terrorism and preserve the West…. (more)

July 10, 2017

RICH LOWRY — magine that President Donald Trump gave a speech praising a strong Europe. Imagine that he called forthrightly on Russia to stop its aggression in Ukraine and join the community of responsible nations. Imagine that he embraced the mutual defense commitment, so-called Article 5, of NATO…. (more)


July 10, 2017
BYRON YORK — President Trump’s performance at the G-20 summit in Germany produced a wave of commentary claiming the United States has abdicated its role as world leader…. (more)

July 10, 2017

THE HILL — More than half of the memos former FBI chief James Comey wrote as personal recollections of his conversations with President Trump about the Russia investigation have been determined to contain classified information, according to interviews with officials familiar with the documents…. (more)


July 10, 2017

NEWSMAX — President Donald Trump’s legal team suggested the meeting that took place between Donald Trump, Jr., and a Russian lawyer with ties to the Kremlin may have been set up by opposition forces to try to create the appearance of impropriety, Circa reported…. (more)


July 10, 2017
NEWSMAX — There is evidence to suggest North Korea’s burgeoning intercontinental ballistic missile program, supposedly hampered by sanctions and the lack of an open market for weapons, might be aided by Russia, if not smugglers on the black market, The Washington Post reported…. (more)

July 10, 2017
TOM COTTON & MIKE LEE — Last week, drone industry executives told President Trump they needed more regulation, not less, before they could expand further – – a man-bites-dog story if ever there was one. But the answer isn’t to keep waiting on Washington. It’s to make use of one of our nation’s founding principles: federalism…. (more)

July 9, 2017

NEWSMAX — The parents of a terminally-ill British baby boy, Charlie Gard, on Sunday delivered a petition of over 350,000 signatures demanding they be allowed to take him to the United States from treatment…. (more)


July 9, 2017
NORTHWEST FLORIDA DAILY NEWS — It was supposed to just be a quick trip to the beach, but the Saturday afternoon diversion to the water almost ended in unspeakable tragedy for Roberta Ursrey and her family. Ursrey and her husband, mother, nephews and sons were enjoying the sun and yellow-flag conditions near the M.B. Miller County Pier. Ursrey herself had just left the water, but when she turned around to look for her sons, she noticed they were much farther from shore than she remembered. Concerned, she started walking down the beach. And then she heard their screams…. (more)

July 9, 2017
NEWSMAX — Arkansas will re-install a Ten Commandments monument after the original was destroyed in late June, The Hill reported. The 6-foot granite statue will go up on the grounds of the Arkansas state capitol in Little Rock. The original was destroyed one day after it was installed when Michael T. Reed II smashed a car into the stone…. (more)

July 9, 2017
NEWSMAX — Former Sen. Bob Dole on Saturday praised President Donald Trump’s European trip, calling his speech in Poland “one for the ages” and saying that the nation “should be proud of the strong American leadership being restored by President Trump.”… (more)

July 9, 2017
MICHAEL BARONE — Some observations on what Matthew Continetti rightly calls Donald Trump’s “remarkable” speech in Warsaw, Poland. (1) This was a speech filled with remarkably apt references to Polish history, a subject surely few people suspected the president came to office familiar with. There were multiple references to Pulaski and Kosciusko, the Poles who crossed the Atlantic to fight for American independence, and to the Miracle of Vistula in 1920, when the Polish army under General Pilsudski repelled a Soviet invasion…. (more)

July 9, 2017
CHIP MCLEAN — So a private citizen “doctors up” a ten year old video of a scripted WWF event where Donald Trump takes down Vince McMahon. Instead of seeing McMahon’s face, we see a CNN logo superimposed over McMahon’s face, giving us an illusion of Trump taking down CNN…. (more)

July 9, 2017
JOE WILSON — Even as President Trump’s administration tries to crack down on Muslim terrorism, public officials from both sides of the aisle remain blind to the threat of Islam, contends the man who infiltrated a top Muslim organization in the U.S…. (more)

July 8, 2017
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — New research via the National Center for Health Statistics shows the U.S. fertility rate is at a record low. With the exception of the over-30 crowd, fewer women across almost all age groups and ethnicities are having babies. While putting off having babies until later has been a growing trend for some time, women would do well, if it’s at all possible, to have babies first and focus on their career either simultaneously, or later…. (more)

July 8, 2017
WORLDNETDAILY — A new scientific paper contends the entire foundation of the man-made global-warming theory – – the assumption that greenhouse gases warm the atmosphere by trapping heat – – is wrong. If confirmed, the study’s findings would crush the entire “climate change” movement to restrict CO2 emissions, the authors assert Some experts contacted by WND criticized the paper, while others advised caution…. (more)

July 8, 2017

DAILY MAIL — After spending two and a half hours speaking to President Donald Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin had dinner seated beside the American leader’s wife, Melania. The Trumps both met Putin for the first time on Friday, as the world’s top leaders gathered in Hamburg, Germany at the G20…. (more)


July 8, 2017
FOX NEWS — As Melania Trump settles into her new role as first lady, a Fox News Poll shows a jump in her popularity. Fifty-one percent of voters view Melania Trump favorably. That’s up 14 points since December and up 16 points from the first time the Fox News Poll asked about her last summer…. (more)

July 8, 2017
FOX NEWS — Sarah Palin’s decision to sue the New York Times over an utterly irresponsible editorial underscores an unfortunate reality: This has been a truly awful stretch for the mainstream media…. (more)

July 8, 2017
YAHOO NEWS — In a meeting that ran longer than either side had planned, U.S. President Donald Trump and Russia’s Vladimir Putin discussed alleged Russian meddling in the U.S. election on Friday but agreed to focus on better ties rather than litigating the past…. (more)

July 7, 2017
WES VERNON — News and entertainment media, to say nothing of the history books, have inundated Americans with their own political versions of our nation’s founding and the political officials and other alert Americans who followed, including our 45 presidents (for whatever the proficiency of their efforts as “keepers of the flame” may have been). By no means, however, are those who made great strides in their contributions to the nation’s direction confined to our elected or officially appointed public servants. In fact, some of those “outside the Washington bubble” had an impact that was much more than simply “noteworthy.”… (more)

July 7, 2017

ART MOORE — Ten years ago, Warsaw hosted an international conference warning of a “demographic winter” that posed an existential threat to Europe as the rejection of the “natural family” was leading to plunging birthrates and the consequent importation of millions of workers from countries with historic colonial ties who spurn Western values and refuse to assimilate…. (more)


July 6, 2017
WASHINGTON TIMES — The news media continues to snipe at the White House. But there’s some Trump triumph as well. First lady Melania Trump is earning accolades for her grace on the global stage this week. Yes, an admiring press chronicles every fabulous ensemble she wears down to the last fashion detail. But they also are applauding Mrs. Trump’s demeanor and diplomatic skills during her second overseas tour…. (more)

Yet Another One –An Undiscerning Believer– Is Being Deceived!

Lois Putnam of Learn to Discern Granny has a quote from Roger Oakland women should heed: “In fact, in many churches … books replace the Bible altogether.  Rather than teach verse-by-verse … the leader of the women’s study teaches page-by-page through a book that is very appealing to the flesh and provides additional revelation to the […]

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Idolatry, Demons, and Ecumenism

Once again Mike Riccardi of The Cripplegate tackles the ecumenical movement. In an earlier piece, he revealed what happens when Bible believing Christians and theological liberals unite to show strength in numbers. Berean Research has done its part in “outing” Christian Right pro-family groups for joining forces with Progressive Christians, Mormons, Catholics, Word of Faith prosperity […]

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Mid-Day Snapshot

July 13, 2017

Trump’s FBI Nominee: Russia Investigation Isn’t a ‘Witch Hunt’

What else would he say? Christopher Wray insisted that he is committed to the Constitution, Rule of Law and impartiality.

The Foundation

“We lay it down as a fundamental, that laws, to be just, must give a reciprocation of right; that, without this, they are mere arbitrary rules of conduct, founded in force, and not in conscience.” —Thomas Jefferson (1782)

ZeroHedge Frontrunning: July 13

  • Feuding U.S. Senate Republicans to get revised healthcare bill (Read More)
  • Draghi May Address Future of ECB Stimulus at Jackson Hole (Read More)
  • BOJ seeks to tamp down speculation on tapering (Read More)
  • Iran’s Stature Grows as Rivals Quarrel (Read More)
  • China June Trade Data Buoyed by Robust Demand at Home and Abroad (Read More)
  • Germany summons Daimler to address diesel allegations (Read More)
  • French Court Tosses Google’s $1.3 Billion Tax Bill (Read More)
  • First tech, now financing: U.S. shale firms get creative to pump more oil (Read More)
  • Latest Wave of 401(k) Suits Yields Big Wins, and Big Losses, for Plaintiffs (Read More)
  • EU gives Hungary a month to revise education law or face court (Read More)
  • China’s Booming Housing Market Proves Impossible to Tame (Read More)
  • Off the Map: The Rough Road Ahead for Self-Driving Cars in China (Read More)
  • Behind China’s Boldest Dealmaker, Billions in Pledged Shares (Read More)
  • Despite U.S. Ban, Kalashnikov Finds Markets in Asia, Africa (Read More)
  • Trump’s FBI pick vows independence, says Russia probe no ‘witch hunt’ (Read More)
  • Why You Should Look to China for the Future of Retail (Read More)
  • Goldman Sachs relaxes dress code for techs in fight for talent (Read More)
  • Bonfire of the Retail Stocks Brings Traders Running (Read More)
  • House Conservatives Hold Budget Hostage Over Tax Plan Details (Read More)

Top Headlines – 7/13/2017

Netanyahu meets Greenblatt amid Trump envoy’s latest peace push

US envoy Friedman, trusted by Trump, joins Mideast peace team

Bennett holds ‘successful meeting’ with Trump envoys

What Occupation? Most Israelis Say This Land is Ours

Palestinians demand Patriarch’s ouster over Jerusalem land sales

Fears of instability chip away at support for US bill cutting PA funding

Ahead of cabinet debate, Liberman defends plan to expand Palestinian city

Top UN official warns Gaza electricity crisis will haunt Israel

Two Code Red sirens sounded near Gaza border false alarms

IDF holds two-day exercise in Gaza border area

Palestinians warn ending payouts to jailed attackers could trigger crisis

IDF troops come under attack in Jenin; kill Palestinian terrorist, wound another in return fire

Terrorists take advantage of Israel’s postal system

High Court to revisit ruling that lets some Tel Aviv stores open on Shabbat

Come to the Bimah and Read From the Torah! But First, What’s Your Preferred Gender Pronoun?

Ya’alon pulls no punches – Netanyahu ‘absolutely’ will be indicted

Hungary to pull ‘anti-Semitic’ Soros campaign ahead of Netanyahu visit

Israel Seeking Saudi Flight Deal to Bring Pilgrims to Mecca

Turkish minister to visit Israel to discuss gas pipeline

100,000 and Counting: No Letup in Turkey Coup Purges a Year On

Media crackdown silencing criticism of Turkish government

Erdogan says lifting emergency rule currently out of question

President Erdogan tells BBC: EU wastes Turkey’s time

Turkish police kill five in raid on Islamic State cell in Konya

Report: Egypt kills over 20 terrorists in Sinai airstrike

US soldier supported Islamic State but remained in military

Syria opposition says government won’t negotiate

Refugees return to Syria from Lebanon in Hezbollah-mediated deal

Suicide bomber kills and injures scores in Syria’s Idlib province

Amid divisions with Macron, Trump to travel to Paris to discuss Syria, terrorism

Tillerson, Saudi king make no progress on Qatar

Iranian cancer researcher sent home after being denied entry in Boston

Activists: Yemeni policewomen beat up female rally in south

19 killed in Boko Haram attacks in northern Nigeria city

UN identifies 38 more mass graves in Congo’s Kasai region

Kim Jong Un and his wife host banquet for ICBM developers

Trump seeks talks to overhaul South Korean trade deal

Will Trump Ban Russian Anti-Virus Software Giant Kaspersky Labs Over Alleged Kremlin Ties?

FBI pick says Russia probe not a “witch hunt”

Russia’s Lavrov: show me at least one fact Moscow meddled in US election

DOJ let Russian lawyer into US before she met with Trump team

Kremlin denies link to lawyer who met with Trump Jr.

Trump says he learned of son’s meeting recently

Trump says on Twitter that son Donald Trump Jr. is ‘open, transparent and innocent’ in Russia case

Trump unloads on Hillary over double standard, amid reports Dems also got foreign help

White House goes on offense, slams DNC, Clintons for ‘collusion’

Trump: Putin wanted Hillary to win election to weaken America

California Democrat launches longshot bid to impeach Trump

Democrats aim to block funding for Trump’s election commission

Gingrich: Media ‘Rushes Past a Bank Robbery to Grab GOP for Jaywalking’

Rush Limbaugh on Russia Coverage: ‘I’m Watching People Lose Their Minds’

Evangelical Leaders Pray Over Trump in Oval Office

Trump jets off to Paris as Russia crisis plagues Washington

In Paris, Trump is Bastille Day guest of city he derided

Yellen comments stir anxiety about inflation data due out this week

Have Consumers Decided Most News Is Fake News? Global investors seem nearly as skeptical as Trump partisans.

Google, Twitter and dozens of other sites are taking a ‘net neutrality day of action.’ Here’s what that means.

Net neutrality and the Left – not ‘neutral’ when it comes to hate speech

Cloud Leak: How A Verizon Partner Exposed Millions of Customer Accounts

Apple to Build China Data Center to Meet New Cybersecurity Law

Judge: Pacemaker data can be used in Middletown arson trial

West Sacramento Considering Driverless Shuttle Buses

Robots debate future of humans at Hong Kong tech show

US laptop ban lifted in Egypt, Morocco

Bomb threat at UCLA prompts evacuations of residence halls

A massive atmospheric experiment is planned for August solar eclipse

Ex-bosses stand trial over 2011 Fukushima crisis in Japan

6.4 magnitude earthquake hits near Taron, Papua New Guinea

Rare magnitude 5.8 earthquake hits North Korea in the Sea of Japan

Earthquake off North Korea not result of nuclear test: Pentagon

5.5 magnitude earthquake hits near Constitucion, Chile

Sabancaya volcano in Peru erupts to 27,000ft

Klyuchevskoy volcano on Kamchatka, Russia erupts to 17,000ft

Reventador volcano in Ecuador erupts to 14,500ft

Karymsky volcano in Russia erupts to 14,000ft

Turrialba volcano in Costa Rica erupts to 12,000ft

Tropical Storm Fernanda Forms Off Mexico in Pacific

Midwest Storms Trigger Deadly Flash Flooding

One of the biggest icebergs in recorded history just broke loose from Antarctica

Scientists to UN: ‘Make new rules’ to save the oceans

F.D.A. Panel Recommends Approval for Gene-Altering Leukemia Treatment

Missouri woman dies after contracting rare tick-borne Bourbon virus

Malta lawmakers legalize same-sex marriage

Teen Vogue’s Sex Instruction Guide for Girls Is ‘Horrific,’ Women’s Rights Advocates Say

Message’ Bible Creator Eugene Peterson Changes Mind on Homosexuality; Would Perform a Same-Sex Marriage if Asked

Belle Plaine, Minnesota Allows Satanic Monument In City Park

Mike Ratliff – The Pilgrims Heart part 1      part 2      part 3

Amy Spreeman – Eugene Peterson’s error isn’t about gay weddings

Rodney Howard Browne & Other “Evangelical” Pastors Pray Over Trump in the Oval Office – and then of course they publish the pic on Facebook

Crazy Charisma Prophecies – Bill Yount Claims Publishing Angels Being Released to Unknown Authors and Artists

44% of liberal Democrats claim churches bad for U.S.

Keith Giles – Did Jesus and Paul Preach Different Gospels

Joel McDurmon – God’s Favorite Bible Verse

Getting wasted with the Holy Spirit at Bethel Redding

Youth pastor charged with assault 5 years later

ISIS Told Christians to Renounce Jesus in Egypt Bus Slaughter but Women Refused: Survivor

Seven Biblical Answers to Popular Zionist Assumptions

John Hagee Ministries Tweet Claims We Must Earn God’s Forgiveness

Chuck Pierce, the Kabbalist Apostle And Heir Apparent For The NAR

Attending a Hillsong Conference & loving Jesus

Yet Another One –An Undiscerning Believer– Is Being Deceived!

Rev. Bob Harrington, known as “the chaplain of Bourbon Street,” dies at 89

Illinois: Peoria high school makes private space for Muslim prayers, teachers don hijabs

Mom’s Forgiveness for Man Who Killed Her Daughter Moves Judge to Issue Surprising Order

Posted: 13 Jul 2017 05:50 AM PDT

A Georgia judge has ordered a man who killed a teenager in a tragic car crash last year to carry around a photo of the…

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Why the Modern Church Holds Tragically Inaccurate Views of Prophecy

Posted: 13 Jul 2017 05:42 AM PDT

(By Dave Williams)The daily headlines seem to scream in unison, “It won’t be long now.” Something is going to happen that will shake the nations….

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Military Creating Super Soldiers Through Bio Science…

Posted: 13 Jul 2017 05:32 AM PDT

Imagine a group of volunteers, their chests rigged with biophysical sensors, preparing for a mission in a military office building outfitted with cameras and microphones…

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Razor blade sabotage found on Walmart shopping cart in Missouri

Posted: 13 Jul 2017 05:26 AM PDT

A second razor blade was found hidden in the handlebar of a shopping cart at a Festus Walmart.  The first report was made on Sunday…

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Chinese warships conduct live-fire drills in Mediterranean

Posted: 13 Jul 2017 05:21 AM PDT

In a demonstration of the Chinese navy’s expanding global reach, the country’s latest-generation warships conducted live-firing drills in the Mediterranean Sea this week while en…

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Razor blades found embedded in slide at Texas park

Posted: 13 Jul 2017 05:15 AM PDT

Razor blades have been discovered in slides in at least one park in the city of Huntsville, Texas, according to a release on the city’s website. The…

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‘The Devil Has No power When You Know the LIVING God’ says Justin Bieber

Posted: 13 Jul 2017 05:09 AM PDT

ATTENTION: The following is a report from CBN News and does not express the promotion or support of Justin Beiber from End Time Headlines Pop…

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Don’t Run if God Has Called You to Speak

Posted: 13 Jul 2017 05:03 AM PDT

(By J.Lee Grady) This past Sunday I stood in a pulpit, looked out over a congregation of mostly strangers, cleared the lump in my throat…

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Austrian City Bans Pork in Kindergartens to Accommodate Muslim Children

Posted: 13 Jul 2017 04:52 AM PDT

Salzburg has banned pork in city-run kindergartens in what local officials have defended saying it meets the needs of Muslim children. The ban was not…

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Verizon data from 6 million users leaked online

Posted: 13 Jul 2017 04:48 AM PDT

The names, addresses and phone numbers of millions of Verizon customers were publicly exposed online by one of the company’s vendors. In some cases, security…

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Atheist Activist Group Seeks Removal of Roadside Cross Memorializing Mother Who Died in Crash

Posted: 12 Jul 2017 01:26 PM PDT

A prominent professing atheist organization is seeking the removal of a roadside cross memorial in Oregon, which it states is an unconstitutional government endorsement of…

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Florida Police Officer to Receive Letter of Reprimand for Marking ‘Transgender’ as Male on Citation

Posted: 12 Jul 2017 01:22 PM PDT

A Citizens Police Review Board has decided that a Florida police officer should receive a letter of reprimand for marking “male” on a traffic ticket…

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Nevada Governor Declares State of Emergency As Marijuana Supply Dwindles

Posted: 12 Jul 2017 01:17 PM PDT

Less than 10 days after Nevada officially legalized recreational marijuana, the state has issued a state of emergency because the supply is running low. Gov. Brian Sandoval,…

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Minnesota City Approves Satanic Monument To Be Built In Veterans Memorial Park…

Posted: 12 Jul 2017 11:08 AM PDT

A small Minnesota town is getting a lot of attention for a Satanic monument coming to their veterans park.  The monument going up for The…

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DEVELOPING: 75,000-mile-wide Hole appears on the sun – experts warn of blackouts on Earth

Posted: 12 Jul 2017 11:01 AM PDT

A huge spot has appeared on the sun that could send dangerous solar flares down to Earth. The sunspot, dubbed AR2665, is 74,560 miles (120,000…

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French Archbishop Warns France Will Be Theirs One Day

Posted: 12 Jul 2017 10:53 AM PDT

The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Strasbourg Luc Ravel has called attention to the demographic shift in France saying Muslims are having far more children than…

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Pastor Says Facebook Removed Live Video After Calling Pride Rainbow Mark of the Beast

Posted: 12 Jul 2017 10:49 AM PDT

LGBT rainbow emoji is accusing the social media site of unjustly suspending his personal account. Pastor Rich Penkoski, who oversees the popular “Warriors for Christ”…

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WAR DRUMS: North Korea warns it will turn America into ‘pile of ash’…

Posted: 12 Jul 2017 10:44 AM PDT

North Korea has vowed to “turn the US into a pile of ash” if Donald Trump tries to curb the nation’s nuclear ambitions by force….

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Evangelical leader shares image of prayer circle laying hands on Trump’s back in Oval Office

Posted: 12 Jul 2017 10:38 AM PDT

This is the moment evangelical leaders laid their hands on Donald Trump‘s back as they prayed over him in the Oval Office. Evangelical pastor Rodney Howard-Browne…

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11 Trillion Ton Iceberg Breaks Off in Antarctica

Posted: 12 Jul 2017 10:22 AM PDT

A vast iceberg with twice the volume of Lake Erie has broken off from a key ice shelf in Antarctica, scientists said Wednesday. The iceberg…

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‘Message’ Bible Creator Eugene Peterson Changes Mind on Homosexuality; Would Perform a Same-Sex Marriage if Asked

Posted: 12 Jul 2017 10:18 AM PDT

Eugene Peterson, the man behind The Message translation of the Bible, says he would perform a same-sex marriage ceremony if asked. In an interview with…

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New York Mosque Calls Jesus Painting Placed on Property a Criminal Offense

Posted: 12 Jul 2017 05:05 AM PDT

A New York mosque that had an unknown person leave a painting of Jesus on their property called in police to investigate the action as…

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Woman Walks 190,000 Miles For Water

Posted: 12 Jul 2017 04:56 AM PDT

The next time you turn on your tap think of Kanze Kahindi. “I would be a lot healthier than I am today if I didn’t…

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China sends ships, troops to 1st overseas military base in Horn of Africa

Posted: 12 Jul 2017 04:44 AM PDT

Chinese troops have been deployed to the country’s first overseas military base, in Djibouti on the Horn of Africa. Beijing says the base will be…

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Mennonite Church USA Votes to Boycott Israel

Posted: 12 Jul 2017 04:40 AM PDT

The Mennonite Church USA voted Thursday to divest itself from any financial holdings with companies profiting from Israel’s “occupation.” A divestment resolution, which received 98 percent…

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The Most Unusual (And Significant?) Solar Eclipse In U.S. History Will Happen Next Month On August 21

Posted: 12 Jul 2017 04:29 AM PDT

(Reported By Michael Snyder) August 21st is the date of “the Great American Eclipse”, and the hype around it is already starting to reach a…

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Canadian Landlord Fined $12G for Wearing Shoes in Muslim Tenant’s Home

Posted: 11 Jul 2017 06:13 PM PDT

A Canadian landlord was fined $12,000 for not taking his shoes off when entering a Muslim tenant’s home. “I was humiliated, I was made to…

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Voice-Activated ‘Alexa’ Device Calls Cops on Man Suspected of Beating His Girlfriend

Posted: 11 Jul 2017 06:04 PM PDT

A New Mexico man was arrested last week after Amazon’s voice-activated technology, “Alexa,” called 911, according to police. On July 2, 28-year-old Eduardo Barros became…

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Porn Star Accepts Jesus and Immediately Quits the Industry

Posted: 11 Jul 2017 05:54 PM PDT

Ex-porn star Crissy Outlaw has gained quite a bit of attention over the past few years speaking about how she found Jesus and immediately left…

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Minnesota Has spent $1.5 Million in past year on Measles and TB From Refugees

Posted: 11 Jul 2017 05:47 PM PDT

Minnesota pays out millions every year on welfare for refugees but there are secondary costs that never get tabulated. In fiscal 2017, which ended last…

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Ghoulish online game urges young people to end their lives…

Posted: 11 Jul 2017 05:36 PM PDT

The family of a Texas teen who hanged himself says their son was involved in a ghoulish online game that calls on participants to complete…

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Russia’s Lavrov threatens US over seized diplomatic mansions

Posted: 11 Jul 2017 05:32 PM PDT

Russia says it is “outrageous” that the US has not yet handed back two Russian intelligence compounds seized in the US under the Obama administration….

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U.S. Soldier Arrested for Supporting the Islamic State

Posted: 11 Jul 2017 12:16 PM PDT

A U.S. Army soldier stationed in Hawaii pledged allegiance to ISIS and offered the terror group documents and training according to the FBI. Ikaika Erik…

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WAR DRUMS: Pentagon says test of THAAD missile defense system in Alaska hits target…

Posted: 11 Jul 2017 12:05 PM PDT

The United States said on Tuesday it successfully tested its THAAD missile defense system against an intermediate-range ballistic missile in the Pacific Ocean near Hawaii…

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Staggering Number of Young Men in America Working Less, Playing Video Games More

Posted: 11 Jul 2017 12:01 PM PDT

If you could stay home and play video games all day, would you do it? According to a brand-new report that was released by the…

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DEVELOPING: Explosive device set off at Oklahoma recruiting center

Posted: 11 Jul 2017 11:57 AM PDT

Federal authorities have confirmed an explosive device was set off outside an Air Force recruiting center near Tulsa, Oklahoma. Bixby police say the blast was…

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Number of UK Children Sent to Gender Clinics Quadruples, Forced to ‘Unlearn’ Boy-Girl Differences

Posted: 11 Jul 2017 06:48 AM PDT

The number of children being referred to gender identity clinics in the U.K. has quadrupled in the past five years, statistics show, with even the…

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DAYS OF LOT: When the Church Celebrates Sex-Change Surgery

Posted: 11 Jul 2017 06:42 AM PDT

I am not the least bit surprised that the Church Of England is “Considering Special Services To Celebrate Gender Reassignment.” I’m saddened and disappointed, but…

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North Korea’s new nukes capable of destroying US naval base 6,000 miles away in California

Posted: 11 Jul 2017 06:32 AM PDT

North Korea’s new nukes could soon be capable of destroying a US naval base some 6,000 miles away in California, a leading expert has warned….

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New Zealand Rocked by Powerful 6.4 magnitude Earthquake

Posted: 11 Jul 2017 06:27 AM PDT

New Zealand has been rocked by a huge 6.4 magnitude earthquake. The quake struck at 7 pm local time (8 am) and caused shaking at…

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A Year After Author’s Death, Filmmakers Announce Entire ‘Left Behind’ Series Finally Coming to Screens

Posted: 10 Jul 2017 05:58 PM PDT

At last, the entire Left Behind series will be made into films “the way it should be done.” Paul Lalonde, the founder of Cloud Ten Pictures, announced…

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Russian submarine activity monitored in Arctic…

Posted: 10 Jul 2017 05:42 PM PDT

A tiny stretch of Arctic water has become a hotbed of military activity amid fears it could become the next flashpoint in a global conflict…

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Wildfires Spread Across Six States and Canada…

Posted: 10 Jul 2017 05:36 PM PDT

With a heat wave continuing to bake California and the rest of the West, wildfires forced nearly 8,000 people to dash for safety Sunday as…

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Things so bad in Venezuela people rationing toothpaste…

Posted: 10 Jul 2017 05:17 PM PDT

Five years ago, when Hugo Chávez was president and Venezuela was a much different place, Ana Margarita Rangel could still afford to go to the…

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Military project to plug humans directly into computer…

Posted: 10 Jul 2017 05:11 PM PDT

The US military has revealed $65 of funding for a program to develop a ‘brain chip’ allowing humans to simply plug into a computer. They…

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People Are Getting Exorcisms Instead of Going to Doctor…

Posted: 10 Jul 2017 05:09 PM PDT

When serious medical conditions are misdiagnosed as demonic possession, it can lead to some pretty disastrous consequences—even death. Marie McClellan told me that she was…

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Franklin Graham Issues Urgent Prayer Alert Over ‘Unfathomable’ Event

Posted: 10 Jul 2017 12:09 PM PDT

Franklin Graham issued an urgent warning on behalf of Charlie Gard, a terminally ill infant to whom the U.K. government wants to deny life-sustaining treatment….

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Is Kesha Crying Out to God in New Single, ‘Praying’?

Posted: 10 Jul 2017 12:04 PM PDT

Kesha begs for God’s intervention in her new single, “Praying.” “Am I dead? Or is this one of those dreams? Those horrible dreams that seem…

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Why we need Martha and Mary back in the same House!

Posted: 10 Jul 2017 11:56 AM PDT

(By Ricky Scapaaro) In this message, we will discuss why it is important to possess the characteristics of both Martha and Mary and how having…

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What is The Gospel?


Who Do You Think That I Am?

Selected Scriptures

Code: A335

With that brief question Jesus Christ confronted His followers with the most important issue they would ever face. He had spent much time with them and made some bold claims about His identity and authority. Now the time had come for them either to believe or deny His teachings.

Who do you say Jesus is? Your response to Him will determine not only your values and lifestyle, but your eternal destiny as well.

Consider what the Bible says about Him:

JESUS IS GOD

While Jesus was on earth there was much confusion about who He was. Some thought He was a wise man or a great prophet. Others thought He was a madman. Still others couldn’t decide or didn’t care. But Jesus said, “I and the Father are one” (John 10:30). That means He claimed to be nothing less than God in human flesh.

Many people today don’t understand that Jesus claimed to be God. They’re content to think of Him as little more than a great moral teacher. But even His enemies understood His claims to deity. That’s why they tried to stone Him to death (John 5:18; 10:33) and eventually had Him crucified (John 19:7).

C.S. Lewis observed, “You can shut Him up for a fool, you can spit at Him and kill Him as a demon; or you can fall at His feet and call Him Lord and God. But let us not come up with any patronizing nonsense about His being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to” (Mere Christianity [Macmillan, 1952], pp. 40-41).

If the biblical claims of Jesus are true, He is God!

JESUS IS HOLY

God is absolutely and perfectly holy (Isaiah 6:3), therefore He cannot commit or approve of evil (James 1:13).

As God, Jesus embodied every element of God’s character. Colossians 2:9 says, “In Him all the fulness of Deity dwells in bodily form.” He was perfectly holy (Hebrews 4:15). Even His enemies couldn’t prove any accusation against Him (John 8:46)

God requires holiness of us as well. First Peter 1:16 says, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.”

JESUS IS THE SAVIOR

Our failure to obey God—to be holy—places us in danger of eternal punishment (2 Thessalonians 1:9). The truth is, we cannot obey Him because we have neither the desire nor the ability to do so. We are by nature rebellious toward God (Ephesians 2:1-3). The Bible calls our rebellion “sin.” According to Scripture, everyone is guilty of sin: “There is no man who does not sin” (1 Kings 8:46). “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). And we are incapable of changing our sinful condition. Jeremiah 13:23 says, “Can the Ethiopian change his skin or the leopard its spots? Neither can you do good who are accustomed to doing evil.”

That doesn’t mean we’re incapable of performing acts of human kindness. We might even be involved in various religious or humanitarian activities. But we’re utterly incapable of understanding, loving, or pleasing God on our own. The Bible says, “There is none righteous, not even one; there is none who understands, there is none who seeks for God; all have turned aside, together they have become useless; there is none who does good, there is not even one” (Romans 3:10-12).

God’s holiness and justice demand that all sin be punished by death: “The soul who sins will die” (Ezekiel 18:4). That’s hard for us to understand because we tend to evaluate sin on a relative scale, assuming some sins are less serious than others. However, the Bible teaches that all acts of sin are the result of sinful thinking and evil desires. That’s why simply changing our patterns of behavior can’t solve our sin problem or eliminate its consequences. We need to be changed inwardly so our thinking and desires are holy

Jesus is the only one who can forgive and transform us, thereby delivering us from the power and penalty of sin: “There is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men, by which we must be saved” (Acts 4:12).

Even though God’s justice demands death for sin, His love has provided a Savior, who paid the penalty and died for sinners: “Christ … died for sins once for all, the just for the unjust, in order that He might bring us to God” (1 Peter 3:18). Christ’s death satisfied the demands of God’s justice, thereby enabling Him to forgive and save those who place their faith in Him (Romans 3:26). John 3:16 says, “God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.” He alone is “our great God and Savior” (Titus 2:13).

JESUS IS THE ONLY ACCEPTABLE OBJECT OF SAVING FAITH

Some people think it doesn’t matter what you believe as long as you’re sincere. But without a valid object your faith is useless

If you take poison—thinking it’s medicine—all the faith in the world won’t restore your life. Similarly, if Jesus is the only source of salvation, and you’re trusting in anyone or anything else for your salvation, your faith is useless.

Many people assume there are many paths to God and that each religion represents an aspect of truth. But Jesus said, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through Me” (John 14:6). He didn’t claim to be one of many equally legitimate paths to God, or the way to God for His day only. He claimed to be the only way to God—then and forever.

JESUS IS LORD

Contemporary thinking says man is the product of evolution. But the Bible says we were created by a personal God to love, serve, and enjoy endless fellowship with Him

The New Testament reveals it was Jesus Himself who created everything (John 1:3; Colossians 1:16). Therefore He also owns and rules everything (Psalm 103:19). That means He has authority over our lives and we owe Him absolute allegiance, obedience, and worship.

Romans 10:9 says, “If you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved.” Confessing Jesus as Lord means humbly submitting to His authority (Philippians 2:10-11). Believing that God has raised Him from the dead involves trusting in the historical fact of His resurrection—the pinnacle of Christian faith and the way the Father affirmed the deity and authority of the Son (Romans 1:4; Acts 17:30-31).

True faith is always accompanied by repentance from sin. Repentance is more than simply being sorry for sin. It is agreeing with God that you are sinful, confessing your sins to Him, and making a conscious choice to turn from sin and pursue holiness (Isaiah 55:7). Jesus said, “If you love Me, you will keep My commandments” (John 14:15); and “If you abide in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine” (John 8:31).

It isn’t enough to believe certain facts about Christ. Even Satan and his demons believe in the true God (James 2:19), but they don’t love and obey Him. Their faith is not genuine. True saving faith always responds in obedience (Ephesians 2:10).

Jesus is the sovereign Lord. When you obey Him you are acknowledging His lordship and submitting to His authority. That doesn’t mean your obedience will always be perfect, but that is your goal. There is no area of your life that you withhold from Him.

JESUS IS THE JUDGE

All who reject Jesus as their Lord and Savior will one day face Him as their Judge: “God is now declaring to men that all everywhere should repent, because He has fixed a day in which He will judge the world in righteousness through a Man whom He has appointed, having furnished proof to all men by raising Him from the dead” (Acts 17:30-31).

Second Thessalonians 1:7-9 says, “The Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with His mighty angels in flaming fire, dealing out retribution to those who do not know God and to those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus. And these will pay the penalty of eternal destruction, away from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power.”

HOW WILL YOU RESPOND?

Who does the Bible say Jesus is? The living God, the Holy One, the Savior, the only valid object of saving faith, the sovereign Lord, and the righteous Judge.

Who do you say Jesus is? That is the inescapable question. He alone can redeem you—free you from the power and penalty of sin. He alone can transform you, restore you to fellowship with God, and give your life eternal purpose. Will you repent and believe in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior?


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July 10, 2017 Truth2Freedom Briefing Report (US•World•Christian)

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Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi traveled to Mosul to declare it liberated from Islamic State, three years after the city’s abrupt fall to the jihadists alerted the world to the group’s growing strength, territorial ambitions and barbarity.

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, who’s facing re-election this year, defended his decision to fly to Germany and speak at a protest on the sidelines of a Group of 20 meeting, arguing that cities need to work around global leaders to fight climate change and income inequality.

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visited Ukraine to reaffirm support for the former Soviet republic two days after the first meeting between President Donald Trump and Russian leader Vladimir Putin.

Donald Trump’s debut Group of 20 summit yielded a concluding statement covered with the U.S. president’s fingerprints. While the meeting was marred by clashes and vandalism in protests throughout Hamburg, inside the summit venue leaders largely avoided the incendiary – striking a deal on trade while agreeing to disagree on climate.

Two U.S. strategic bombers led a joint military exercise in South Korea on Saturday in response to this week’s launch by North Korea of an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of striking Alaska.

It’s finally here: The Model 3, Tesla’s $35,000 electric gamechanger. A single black Model 3 rolled off the production line Friday with a serial number all its own, kicking off a company-defining six months. The car will belong to Elon Musk, Tesla’s CEO and co-founder, who shared images of it on Twitter over the weekend.

President Donald Trump on Monday defended his daughter Ivanka taking his seat at a Group of 20 meeting table in Hamburg when he stepped away for one-on-one discussions with other world leaders.

Almost 19 percent of people 65 or older were working at least part-time in the second quarter of 2017, according to the U.S. jobs report released on Friday. The age group’s employment/population ratio hasn’t been higher in 55 years, before American retirees won better health care and Social Security benefits starting in the late 1960s.

Emirates, the world’s biggest long-haul airline, is scaling back senior cabin crew as well as the support department workforce including administration and IT. The cuts at Emirates, which froze hiring last summer and hasn’t taken on new crew in months, began in the last few weeks and affect middle and upper-level managers.

AP Top Stories

Wildfires roared Sunday across much of California, forcing thousands to evacuate homes as the most populous US state sweltered in record heat and flames menaced thousands of structures.

Qatar on Sunday announced it was establishing a committee to pursue compensation claims potentially worth billions of dollars over the country’s “blockade” by Gulf states.

As the Group of 20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, wrapped up, Trump met with Chinese President Xi Jinping to talk trade and about North Korea. It was the second time the two leaders have met in person. Trump has become increasingly frustrated with China’s role in negotiating an end to North Korea’s missile and nuclear programs.

Supporters of the white supremacist Ku Klux Klan marched in Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday to protest the planned removal of a statue of General Robert E. Lee, who oversaw Confederate forces in the US Civil War.

Al-Shabab extremists from neighboring Somalia beheaded nine civilians in an attack on a village in Kenya’s southeast early Saturday, officials said, adding to growing concerns the Islamic militant group has taken up a bloody new strategy.

India began holding naval exercises with the United States and Japan off its south coast on Monday, seeking to forge closer military ties to counter growing Chinese influence in the region.

Sealed behind the steel doors of two bunkers in a Beijing suburb, university students are trying to find out how it feels to live in a space station on another planet, recycling everything from plant cuttings to urine. They are part of a project aimed at creating a self-sustaining ecosystem that provides everything humans need to survive.

The American economy added 222,000 new jobs in June – and many of those positions were likely taken by members of Generation Z. Precise definitions vary, but Generation Z generally comprises those who were born in the 1990s and came of age amid events such as the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and the 2008 financial crisis. In recent years, the first wave of Generation Z workers have turned 18. More of these people are entering the workforce – by 2021 it is expected they will constitute a fifth of all workers.

BBC

A video advising UK holidaymakers what to do in the event of a terror attack abroad has been released by police. The four-minute film depicts a firearms attack unfolding at a hotel and uses the “run, hide, tell” safety message.

South Korea has released what it says is the first known footage of “comfort women” forced to work as sex slaves for Japanese soldiers during World War Two.

Ukraine’s president has asked for discussions to begin on an action plan that could eventually lead to membership of NATO.

A cholera outbreak in war-torn Yemen is thought to have infected 300,000 people in the past 10 weeks, the International Committee of the Red Cross says.

Somalia’s government says an ongoing internet outage is costing the country $10m each day.

WND

Viewing the United States as its main threat, Moscow is utilizing psychological information warfare as the key means of achieving its ambition to dominate the world stage, deploying disinformation tactics used by the KGB during the Cold War, according to a new Defense Intelligence Agency report.


Top News – 7/10/2017

Uncovered: Germany on its Way to Fulfill Role as Israel’s Biblical Arch-Enemy Amalek
In a development that threatens the global balance of power, Angela Merkel, the Chancellor of Germany, has made several public announcements recently questioning the importance of the alliance between her country and the United States. One prominent End-of-Days scholar believes this development has powerful implications and will culminate in Germany revealing its true identity as Israel’s Biblical nemesis.

Church of England Votes in Favour of ‘Marking’ Gender Transitions with Religious Ceremony
The General Synod of the Church of England has voted to ‘welcome transgender people’ by considering preparing a church service as a way to “mark a person’s gender transition”.

Research Shows Guccifer 2.0 Files Were Copied Locally, Not Hacked
New meta-analysis has emerged from a document published today by an independent researcher known as The Forensicator, which suggests that files eventually published by the Guccifer 2.0 persona were likely initially downloaded by a person with physical access to a computer possibly connected to the internal DNC network. The individual most likely used a USB drive to copy the information. The groundbreaking new analysis irrevocably destroys the Russian hacking narrative, and calls the actions of Crowdstrike and the DNC into question.

Astonishing’ Spike In Demand For Exorcisms
Leaders in the Catholic Church noted that the increased demand for exorcisms was not localized to the U.K. but is also seen in the U.S. Catholic leaders’ assessment of the issue. The cause for the increased demand, however, is not simply an issue of immigrant culture, but was also attributed to an increase in demonic activity, according to Father Vincent Lampert, lead exorcist of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis.

Bolton: Tehran is problem, regime-change is answer
Former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton says the Middle East has a problem: Tehran. “For the first time in at least eight years that I’ve been coming to this event, I can say that we have a president of the United States who is completely and totally opposed to the regime in Tehran,” Bolton said. “This is the true feeling of the president, and he’s made it very clear.

SOLAR FLARE AND RADIO BLACKOUT
Sunspot AR2665 has grown into a behemoth almost as wide as the planet Jupiter: movie. Stretching more than 125,000 km from end to end and containing dozens of dark cores…A pulse of UV and X-radiation from the flare ionized the top of Earth’s atmosphere. This, in turn, altered the normal propagation of shortwave radio transmissions on the dayside of our planet… mostly Australia and east Asia.

Trump ‘knowledgeable’ & ‘skillful negotiator’ says Putin’s spokesman after ‘win-win’ G20 talks
“Accusations that Trump is somewhat incompetent or that he is a novice, can be classified as delusional trash,” Peskov told the Russia 1 news channel. “Trump is not some simpleton. He has expert knowledge, he is a very determined negotiator and skillful at using his knowledge to put his position across.”

Iraqi elite forces sweep Mosul, pushing out ISIS
ISIS’s defeat in Mosul three years after taking the city is a major blow for the hardline Sunni Islamist group, which is also losing ground in its operational base in the Syrian city of Raqqa from where it has planned global attacks.

NASA Prepares to Fire Defense Against Asteroid Threat That May Accompany Messiah
A colossal asteroid named Apophis is predicted to pass disturbingly close to Earth before 2030, an ominous astral event which Jewish mystical sources describe as having grave implications for the End of Days.

Qatar and the Saudis – Getting Ready for the Next Round
Tensions are at an all time high between the four countries – Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, United Emirates and Egypt – and Qatar, supported by the large, powerful forces of Iran, Iraq, Turkey, Russia and Hezbollah. The four countries handed Qatar a list of 13 demands and an ultimatum: either carry them out to the letter or else. They have since retracted them.

After Initial Hesitation, London Mayor Calls to Blacklist Hezbollah
London Mayor Sadiq Khan, who faced criticism last month over his hesitation to support designating all of Hezbollah as a terrorist organization, plans to write to U.K. Home Secretary Amber Rudd to urge her support in blacklisting the Lebanese group. “I share the concerns of the Jewish community about support shown for Hezbollah, which is an illegal, proscribed and anti-Semitic organization,” Khan said, London’s Jewish Chronicle reported.

Poland to buy Israeli-made Patriot missiles
Poland has signed a memorandum of intent with the United States to buy the Patriot missile system along with interceptor missiles from Israel’s David Sling missile defense system in a deal worth close to $8 billion. “A memorandum was signed tonight that the US government has agreed to sell Poland Patriot missiles in the most modern configuration,” Polish Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz said on Thursday.

Brexit: Theresa May’s offer to EU citizens ‘falls short’
Theresa May’s offer to give EU citizens in the UK “settled status” after Brexit has been described as being “far short of what citizens are entitled to”. MEPs, including European Parliament chief Brexit negotiator Guy Verhofstadt say the proposal is a “damp squib”. It offers Europeans in the UK fewer rights than Britons in the EU, they say in a joint letter to newspapers.

Austria bars Turkish minister from rally marking failed coup anniversary
The Austrian authorities have barred Turkey’s economy minister from entering the country to attend a rally to mark the first anniversary of the failed coup attempt. Nihat Zeybekci’s visit would represent a danger to “public order and security”, an Austrian spokesman said. The Turkish government did not comment immediately on the decision.

Living dragonfly drones take flight
Draper’s Dragonfl-eye is a living dragonfly with a solar-powered backpack that can control its movements using light pulses. By genetically engineering the “steering neurons” of the dragonfly, researchers hope to be able to use the insect to get to areas larger drones cannot reach.

China tests self-sustaining space station in Beijing
Sealed behind the steel doors of two bunkers in a Beijing suburb, university students are trying to find out how it feels to live in a space station on another planet, recycling everything from plant cuttings to urine. They are part of a project aimed at creating a self-sustaining ecosystem that provides everything humans need to survive.

Jesus Painting Left on Islamic Center Investigated as Hate Crime
A large painting of Jesus on the cross was left at a Long Island Islamic center and police are investigating it as a hate crime. The painting was found Friday on a fence of the Hillside Islamic Center in North New Hyde Park, Nassau County police said.

Tillerson says Russia must make first move in Ukraine peace process
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Sunday that Russia must take the first steps to de-escalate violence in eastern Ukraine, adding that Washington’s primary goal is the restoration of Ukrainian territorial integrity. On a maiden official visit to Ukraine, Tillerson also said the United States would explore ways of changing the status quo in the Ukraine crisis…

A North Korean EMP attack is a dark possibility
As the tension between North Korea and the US continues to grow, the possibility of war is rapidly evolving into a probability. Now some military experts worry that an attack via EMP (electromagnetic pulse) on the US mainland might be a feasible option for Pyongyang.

After 1,379 Days, New York Times Finally Corrects Claim That Iran “Sponsored” 9/11 Attacks
“CORRECTION:…While a federal court found that Iran had some culpability for the September 11 attacks as a state sponsor of terrorism, it has not been established that Iran sponsored the attacks, which were planned and executed by Al Qaeda.”

We Want God, They Want Anarchy
While the protest crazies were burning Hamburg, Merkel played the fiddle to the tune of ‘Ode to Joy’.

Iraqi Prime Minister Declares Mosul “Liberated” From The Islamic State
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi arrived in Mosul on Sunday to announce the city’s “liberation” from the Islamic State, and to congratulate the Iraqi armed forces and people on their “victory” in the city after nearly nine months of urban warfare, and bringing an end to jihadist rule in the city.

The Economist: “Get Ready For A World Currency By 2018”
“[In 2018], Americans, Japanese, Europeans, and people in many other rich countries, and some relatively poor ones will probably be paying for their shopping with the same currency. Prices will be quoted not in dollars, yen or D-marks but in, let’s say, the phoenix. The phoenix will be favoured by companies and shoppers because it will be more convenient than today’s national currencies…”

DEMENTED: Angela Merkel Declares “Islam Is Not The Source Of Terrorism” But The Christians Who Make Muslims Feel Angry Because Of “Islamophobia”
Angela Merkel’s speech that shocked the German people “Europe must take MORE Muslim refugees, ISLAM is a peaceful religion”.


Top Weekly Stories from ChristianNews.net for 07/08/2017

Megachurch Leader Says Critics of Choir’s ‘Make America Great Again’ Trump Slogan Ode Are ‘Evangelical Gnats’   Jul 06, 2017 03:06 pm

Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore DALLAS, Texas — A well-known megachurch leader and Trump supporter says that those who have been critical of last Saturday’s choir performance of a song based on Trump’s “Make America Great Again” campaign slogan are “evangelical gnats” who are just upset that Trump won the election. “They are absolutely nothing but…

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Wisconsin Middle School Teacher Resigns Over Students’ Out-of-Control Abusive Behavior   Jul 04, 2017 04:56 pm

GREEN BAY, Wisc. — A Wisconsin teacher has resigned from her job in providing emotional testimony about the increasingly out-of-control violent and sexually harassing behavior of students, which she believes is a threat to the safety of both students and staff. “I must resign even though I have a broken heart, because I cannot survive in this unhealthy and…

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Audio Admission Released of Unremorseful 14-Year-Old ‘Twilight Killer’ Who Murdered Girlfriend’s Mother   Jul 02, 2017 05:42 pm

SPALDING, Lincolnshire — A recently-aired documentary that centered on a plot between a young teenage girl and her boyfriend to kill her mother has made public the boy’s confession for the first time. Lucas Markham and Kim Edwards, then 14, were both sentenced to 17 years in prison last year after Markham admitted guilt and Edwards was convicted for her part…

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Parents of UK Baby Barred From Experimental Treatment in US Prepare for Son’s Mandated Death   Jul 01, 2017 10:32 am

(Daily Wire) — Per Orwellian U.K. court rulings, ten-month-old baby Charlie Gard was set to have his life support removed on Friday, but due to a heartbreaking plea from the sick boy’s parents, they will now have more time, an undisclosed amount, to say goodbye to their child before his government-mandated death sentence. “Charlie suffers from a mitochondrial…

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Southern Baptist Choir Sings Ode to Trump’s ‘Make America Great Again’ Slogan at ‘Celebrate Freedom’ Rally   Jul 04, 2017 11:59 am

DALLAS, Texas — A Southern Baptist choir sang a song based on President Trump’s “Make America Great Again” campaign slogan during Saturday’s “Celebrate Freedom” rally in the nation’s capital, sponsored in part by the First Baptist Church of Dallas. The song, which is now licensed by the worship music resource group Christian Copyright Licensing International…

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Park Service Reverses Decision, Allows Christian Geologist to Study Grand Canyon Following Lawsuit   Jul 03, 2017 11:50 am

PHOENIX, Ariz. – A Christian geologist who sued government officials for discriminating against his religious beliefs will be allowed to conduct research within the Grand Canyon after all, as the National Park Service (NPS) has reversed its initial decision to deny the request. As previously reported, Dr. Andrew Snelling of Answers in Genesis requested…

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Southern Baptist Military Chaplain Conducts ‘Transgender Policy Briefing’ for Army Reserves Unit   Jul 06, 2017 12:57 am

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Concerns are being raised after a Southern Baptist military chaplain recently conducted a “transgender policy briefing” for members of an Army reserves unit that is based in Nashville—a briefing that was mandatory and was determined by the chaplain as not being violative of the convictions of Christian soldiers. On June 23, the 304 Military…

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Canadian ‘Gender Neutral’ Mother Wants Sex Omitted From Baby’s Birth Certificate   Jul 05, 2017 12:49 pm

SLOCAN VALLEY, B.C. — A woman in British Columbia who identifies as “gender neutral” is asking the government to exclude sex information from her baby’s birth certificate so the child can decide later in life what he or she wants to be. Kori Doty, who sports both earrings and facial hair, gave birth in November to a child that she named Searyl Atli. The baby was…

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‘Gay’ Bar Owner Says He Gave Gifts to Now Jailed Philly DA for Legal Favors   Jul 04, 2017 06:00 am

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — During the criminal trial for former Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams, the co-owner of a popular bar in the city’s “gayborhood” acknowledged last week that he gave gifts to the now-jailed district attorney “in part” in hopes that he would receive legal favors. According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, Michael Weiss, the co-owner of…

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Texas Supreme Court Rules ‘Spouses’ of Homosexual Govt Workers Not Clearly Entitled to Benefits   Jul 01, 2017 06:56 pm

Photo Credit: Faust Law Marketing AUSTIN,  Texas — The Texas Supreme Court has ruled that the 2015 Supreme Court same-sex “marriage” decision did not clearly state whether the “spouses” of homosexual government workers are entitled to benefits. “The Supreme Court held in Obergefell that the Constitution requires states to license and recognize same-sex…

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14 Facts That Prove That America’s Absolutely Pathetic System Of Public Education Deserves An ‘F’ Grade

One thing that almost everyone can agree upon is that our system of public education is broken.  We spend far more money on public education than anyone else in the world, and yet the results are depressing to say the least.  Considering how much we are putting into education, we should be producing the best students on the entire planet, but it just isn’t happening.  Personally, I attended public schools from kindergarten all the way up through law school, and the quality of education that I received was extremely poor.  Even on the collegiate level, most of the courses were so “dumbed down” that even the family dog could have passed them.  And of course millions of other people all over the country would say the same sorts of things about their own educations.  Many refer to what is happening to our society as “the dumbing down of America”, and if we don’t get things fixed the United States is on course to become a second class nation. (Read More…)

Dying Middle Class: The Number Of Americans That Can’t Afford Their Own Homes Has More Than Doubled

Have you lost your spot in the middle class yet?  For years I have been documenting all of the numbers that show that the middle class in America has been steadily shrinking, and we just got another one.  According to a report that was produced by researchers at Harvard University, the number of Americans that spend more than 30 percent of their incomes on housing has more than doubled.  In 2001, nearly 16 million Americans couldn’t afford the homes that they were currently living in, but by 2015 that figure had jumped to 38 million. (Read More…)

CNN App Downgraded to ONE STAR in Apple App Store – From Hilarious Negative Reviews ????????????

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CNN’s app now has a one star rating in the Apple App store from thousands of negative reviews, many of them hilarious.

Mid-Day Snapshot

July 10, 2017

Trump Impresses So Media Distracts With Another Russian Collusion Story

It’s no coincidence that a year-old meeting became “breaking” news during Trump’s successful European trip.

The Foundation

“If by the liberty of the press were understood merely the liberty of discussing the propriety of public measures and political opinions, let us have as much of it as you please: But if it means the liberty of affronting, calumniating and defaming one another, I, for my part, own myself willing to part with my share of it, whenever our legislators shall please so to alter the law and shall chearfully consent to exchange my liberty of abusing others for the privilege of not being abused myself.” —Benjamin Franklin (1789)

July 7, 2017
WES VERNON — News and entertainment media, to say nothing of the history books, have inundated Americans with their own political versions of our nation’s founding and the political officials and other alert Americans who followed, including our 45 presidents (for whatever the proficiency of their efforts as “keepers of the flame” may have been). By no means, however, are those who made great strides in their contributions to the nation’s direction confined to our elected or officially appointed public servants. In fact, some of those “outside the Washington bubble” had an impact that was much more than simply “noteworthy.”… (more)

July 7, 2017
ART MOORE — Ten years ago, Warsaw hosted an international conference warning of a “demographic winter” that posed an existential threat to Europe as the rejection of the “natural family” was leading to plunging birthrates and the consequent importation of millions of workers from countries with historic colonial ties who spurn Western values and refuse to assimilate…. (more)


July 6, 2017
WASHINGTON TIMES — The news media continues to snipe at the White House. But there’s some Trump triumph as well. First lady Melania Trump is earning accolades for her grace on the global stage this week. Yes, an admiring press chronicles every fabulous ensemble she wears down to the last fashion detail. But they also are applauding Mrs. Trump’s demeanor and diplomatic skills during her second overseas tour…. (more)

July 6, 2017
NEWSMAX — The Trump administration has faced an average of one leak per day to news organizations during its first 126 days – – “seven times faster” than the Obama and George W. Bush administrations combined – – that have been “potentially damaging” to national security, according to a new Senate report released Thursday…. (more)

July 6, 2017
NEWSMAX — The controversial co-chair of the women’s march against President Donald Trump, Linda Sarsour, is calling for a “jihad” against the president. During a a speech to the Islamic Society of North America convention in Chicago last weekend, Sarsour, a delegate to the 2016 Democratic National Convention who is an anti-Israel and pro-Sharia activist, made the startling call – – and also urged against “assimilation” – – last weekend, Real Clear Politics reported…. (more)

July 6, 2017
CHELSEA SCHILLING — Perhaps most Americans never thought they’d see the day when cable news giant CNN became completely irrelevant, obsolete and even extinct. But President Trump is waging a full-blown war with CNN, and – – when it’s all said and done – – CNN will be wiped off the news map, according to talk-radio king Rush Limbaugh…. (more)

July 6, 2017
NEWSMAX — A prominent New York hospital is reportedly offering to treat terminally ill Charlie Gard amid an agonizing controversy that has drawn sympathy and support from Pope Francis and President Donald Trump…. (more)


July 6, 2017
WASHINGTON TIMES — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown said Thursday that she plans to sign a sweeping, unprecedented bill requiring insurers to provide free abortions for their customers, including illegal immigrants. “The ability to control our bodies and make informed decisions about health are critical to providing all Oregonians the opportunity to achieve our full potential and live productive, thriving lives,” the Democratic chief executive said in an email. “Attempts to deny access to contraceptives and family planning are an attack on all Oregonians, particularly women of color, low-income and young women.”… (more)

July 6, 2017
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — A federal judge has denied Hawaii’s request to clarify the scope of the Supreme Court’s lifting of the blockade against President Trump’s travel ban. The ruling Thursday evening by U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson leaves in place the Trump administration’s rules regarding what classes of people to exempt from the travel ban…. (more)

July 6, 2017
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — In a welcome surprise for the arms industry, 2017 is on a pace to easily be the second biggest for gun sales ever, and could beat last year’s record…. (more)

July 6, 2017
NEWSMAX — Roy Moore, the former Alabama chief justice who was twice removed from office over failure to follow federal court rulings, is the lead candidate in internal polling for his state’s U.S. Senate seat, Politico Pro reported…. (more)

July 6, 2017
WORLDNETDAILY — A New York Police Department officer and mother of three has died after being shot early Wednesday morning while sitting in a police vehicle in the Bronx…. (more)

July 6, 2017
WASHINGTON TIMES — Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Wednesday that a New York City officer who was gunned down earlier in the day was “unjustly targeted” in an unprovoked attack. The attorney general condemned the killing of 12-year department veteran Officer Miosotis Familia, who was fatally shot as she sat in a marked police vehicle…. (more)

July 6, 2017
WASHINGTON TIMES — It is perhaps the key piece of forensic evidence in Russia’s suspected efforts to sway the November presidential election, but federal investigators have yet to get their hands on the hacked computer server that handled email from the Democratic National Committee…. (more)

July 6, 2017
WASHINGTON TIMES — Media ethicists and watchdogs are criticizing CNN for conditioning the anonymity of a private citizen on his speaking and acting in a way approved by the multi-billion-dollar news network. In an article published on Independence Day, Andrew Kaczynski, senior editor of CNN’s KFile, tracked down the Reddit user who made a short video mocking CNN that President Trump gave wide circulation to in a tweet on Sunday…. (more)

July 6, 2017
WASHINGTON TIMES — Sen. Ted Cruz said CNN may have committed a crime by threatening to publish the identity of a private citizen who made a video depicting President Trump beating up the news network. The Texas Republican tweeted Wednesday that CNN may be guilty of “extortion.”… (more)

July 6, 2017
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — The conservative Club for Growth on Wednesday voiced support for an amendment by Sen. Ted Cruz to the Republican healthcare plan that would provide some flexibility for insurers, while urging the Senate to repeal Obamacare’s tax on wealthy people…. (more)

July 6, 2017
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., has been readmitted to the intensive care unit at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and is listed in “serious” condition after concerns emerged about possible infection as he continues recovery from a gunshot during practice for the Congressional Baseball Game on June 14…. (more)


July 5, 2017
NATIONAL REVIEW — Pope Francis and President Trump agree: Sentencing a baby to death is simply wrong. These two men form the twin pillars of a peculiar alliance against Europe’s expanding culture of death, and the irony is frightening. After all, what does it say about the state of European society when it cedes a man who is perhaps the most vulgar president in American history the moral high ground?… (more)

July 5, 2017
PAUL BREMMER — Kori Doty had a baby eight months ago. What is the child’s gender? Well, that’s yet to be decided. According to Doty, only the child can decide which gender it wants to be. Doty, a Canadian who identifies as a “non-binary trans person,” is demanding the government issue Searyl Atli Doty the world’s first “gender unknown” birth certificate…. (more)

July 5, 2017
WASHINGTON TIMES — The Trump administration’s “unprecedented” effort to break up and shrink a national monument has been done at least 18 times before, with presidents of both parties exercising power to significantly reduce the size of U.S. landmarks established by their predecessors…. (more)

July 4, 2017
Thoughts on the nature of true freedom
ALAN KEYES — These days, we celebrate the Fourth of July as Independence Day. Actually, it’s the day when the first American patriots declared their decisions to break away from the people of Great Britain and stand thenceforth as the people of the United States of America. The Declaration includes, as it were, a bill of impeachment against the king of Great Britain. But it does not begin with a statement of grievances. It begins by stating the convictions, in respect of right, rights, and justice, upon which its signers concluded that the actions of the king’s government were violations of the highest Sovereign’s will, grave enough to justify the war that had already begun…. (more)

July 4, 2017
DAILY WIRE — Much to the White House’s credit, President Trump is supporting Sen. Ted Cruz and Mike Lee’s proposal to add more health insurance choices to the Senate health care bill. The Cruz/Lee proposal also might exclude some of the Affordable Care Act’s protections for pre-existing conditions…. (more)

July 4, 2017
CHELSEA SCHILLING — Will President Trump help medically transport a 10-month-baby from London to the U.S. before the government and his doctors pull the plug on his life support? That’s the question being raised on Twitter Monday. And it wouldn’t be the first time Trump has intervened to medically transport a sick child for treatment…. (more)

July 3, 2017
ROBERT KNIGHT — Frustrated by its inability to win elections, the left is attempting to silence opponents through intimidation, either in the streets or in the courts. The latest example is the hijacking of Guidestar USA by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC)…. (more)

ZeroHedge Frontrunning: July 10

  • World stocks rally, dollar up to two-month high against yen (Read More)
  • Oil Prices Fall Amid Rising U.S. Production (Read More)
  • Trump’s ‘America First’ Policy Proves to Be an Immovable Object at G-20 (Read More)
  • Russia says joint cyber unit with U.S. will take time to set up (Read More)
  • Senate Health Bill Fails to Pick Up Support After Week of Recess (Read More)
  • Trump’s Massive Tax-Cut Plan Faces ‘Train Wreck’ of a Calendar (Read More)
  • Trump’s push to replace Obamacare faces trouble as U.S. Congress returns (Read More)
  • Republicans debate Plan B if ObamaCare repeal fails (Read More)
  • Department Stores Are Starting to Discount Cosmetics (Read More)
  • Ready or not, New York commuters to get taste of ‘summer of hell’ (Read More)
  • Facebook Again Cuts Price of Oculus Rift VR Headset (Read More)
  • Markets No Longer Make Sense to Macro Managers (Read More)
  • BOJ Draws Line in Sand But Faces Battle to Cap Bond Yields (Read More)
  • Wanda’s Disney Dreams Are Frozen as It Retreats From Theme Parks (Read More)
  • Saudi Aramco Chief Predicts Oil Shortage (Read More)
  • Big financial woes linger in Illinois’ new budget (Read More)
  • Oil Up? Oil Down? Blame the Algorithms (Read More)
  • Iraq’s Abadi to declare Mosul victory, few pockets of resistance (Read More)
  • Blockchain too slow for banks, warns top blockchain firm (Read More)
  • Pimco’s Daniel Ivascyn on Staying Ahead of the Fed (Read More)
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Top Headlines – 7/10/2017

At West Bank outpost, settlement building touted as ‘true Zionist response to terror’

Israel to complete east Jerusalem center after controversial UNESCO vote

Egyptian, Palestinian leaders meet amid likely Gaza shakeup

Egyptian president tells Abbas he supports 2-state solution in 1967 borders

President Trump’s envoy to arrive in Israel next week ahead of peace talks

Iran seeking nuclear weapons technology, German intel says

Netanyahu warns against Iranian move-in amid ceasefire in southwest Syria

US-Russia ceasefire holding in southwest Syria, say rebel sources

Israel a key player in Syria ceasefire deal

ISIS claims Israeli UAV hovers over Sinai

Iraqi Prime Minister Arrives in Mosul to Declare Victory Over ISIS

Honking Horns Hail the Liberation of Mosul From Islamic State

Good news from Mosul does not signal the end of Islamic State

Mosul: Searching for survivors in city ‘liberated’ from IS

ISIS Wives Jealous of Sex Slaves; Husbands Buy Virgins for $10K on Apps, Rape 9-Y-O Girls

Qatar central bank says country has $340 billion in reserves, can weather Arab sanctions

Qatar seeks compensation over Arab blockade

Huge crowd rallies in Istanbul against Turkey’s post-coup crackdown

Kashmir: Clashes as protesters mark militant’s death

Virginia Muslim attempts U.S. military infiltration

Trump hails G-20 ‘success.’ Others see political chaos and American decline.

Germans angry over ‘orgy of violence’ at Merkel’s pre-election G20

G20 Pictures: Shops Looted, Firebombs Thrown in Second Night of Hard-Left Rioting in Hamburg

NY mayor De Blasio skips slain NYPD cop’s vigil to praise police in Germany

North Korea accuses US of ‘reckless military provocations’ after practice bombing run

Tillerson talks tough on Russia, vows US support for Ukraine

Following criticism, Trump appears to backtrack on joint US-Russia ‘cyber unit’

Report: Kremlin-linked lawyer offered Trump Jr. ‘damaging info’ on Clinton before 2016 meeting

Trump, son push back on NY Times story suggesting Russian collusion

Priebus pushes back on Russia meeting story, suggests Democrats, opposition research involved

Comey’s private memos on Trump conversations contained classified material

Comey in June: My Trump Memos Were Unclassified, Not a ‘Government Document’

News Outlets to Seek Bargaining Rights Against Google and Facebook

How Antitrust Undermines Press Freedom

Man arrested in strangulation of stepfather posted selfies with body, police say

Career of the Future: Robot Psychologist

Living dragonfly drones take flight

China tests self-sustaining space station in Beijing

5.9 magnitude earthquake hits near San Pedro, Philippines

5.2 magnitude earthquake hits near Amahai, Indonesia

Sabancaya volcano in Peru erupts to 24,000ft

Reventador volcano in Ecuador erupts to 17,000ft

Sinabung volcano in Indonesia erupts to 16,000ft

Amid Heat Wave, Fire Causes Power Failure for Part of Los Angeles

Raging wildfires across California force nearly 8,000 to evacuate: ‘It was terrifying’

There are more than 1 million viruses that we know absolutely nothing about

Is Google Censoring Anti-Abortion Group From Top Search Results Lists?

Top Pediatrician Says Pushing Transgender Ideology on Kids Is ‘Child Abuse’

Frankfurt police bust online child porn ring with nearly 90,000 members

Cardinal George Pell, a Top Vatican Cleric, Returns to Australia to Face Sexual Assault Charges

Jesus Painting Left on Islamic Center Investigated as Hate Crime

Vatican outlaws gluten-free bread for Holy Communion

Thomas S. Kidd – How Benjamin Franklin, a deist, became the founding father of a unique kind of American faith

Mega-Pastor to the Church — Lay Down Your Swords; You Read the Bible Too Much

TBN Spends $20 Million on Attorneys’ Fees in Four Years

Home of late televangelist Robert H. Schuller for sale at $1.89 million

Marvin Sapp: Christians Should Support Gospel Artists Even If Their Private Lives Are ‘Questionable’

Religious leaders get high on magic mushrooms ingredient – for science

Church of England Votes to Affirm Transgender People; Top Bishop Says LGBT ‘Not a Sin’

Abortion Clinic CEO: “Contraception Can’t Stop Abortion … Abortion is Birth Control Women Need”

New Planned Parenthood Lipstick Turns Aborting Babies Into a Fashion Statement

Canadian Christian Landlord Fined $12K for Failure to Accommodate Religious Needs of Muslim Tenants 

Mike Riccardi – Idolatry, Demons, and Ecumenism

Jim Bakker Hosts Jimmy Osmond to Promote Mormon Charity

John Gray says Husbands Should Give Their Wives $1,000 For Hair and Nails

Patricia King Can Ascend Into Heaven And So Can You

Get a “Prophetic (Phone) Consultation” from Dennis Cramer for ONLY $1,000!!

Iran: Christians face long prison sentences

Costi Hinn – Is it Always Gods Will to Heal?

Russell Moore – 2 Chronicles 7:14 Isn’t About American Politics

Jennifer LeClaire – Apostle Paul was a Religious Devil with a Jezebel Spirit?

Keith Giles – Rapture Postponed

NARpostles Beth Moore, Craig Groeschel & John Gray speak at Hillsong Conference 2017

Texas Church Uses Explicit Sexual Term to Promote Womens Conference

As Harvest Christian Fellowship joins Southern Baptist Convention, some question future of Greg Laurie’s church

Motorist films bizarre green ‘trailing UFO’ soaring into sky

Posted: 10 Jul 2017 07:54 AM PDT

This strange green object which appears to be soaring upwards into the sky has been called inexplicable by UFO conspiracy theorists. Footage uploaded to YouTube…

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Ancient Biblical ‘Nephilim’ Possibly Unearthed in China

Posted: 10 Jul 2017 07:44 AM PDT

Archaeologists have discovered a collection of 5,000-year old graves in China that contain remarkably tall skeletons, a description strongly reminiscent of the Biblical Nephilim who are believed…

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Atheist Group Demands Fire Dept. to Remove ‘Blatantly Unconstitutional’ Cross From Fire Station Lawn

Posted: 10 Jul 2017 07:37 AM PDT

A prominent atheist group is demanding that a fire department in Georgia take down a cross that has stood outside of one of their fire…

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RUMORS OF WAR: US sends missile warships, Navy Seals to massive war games off Ukraine coast

Posted: 10 Jul 2017 07:33 AM PDT

Several US missile warships, over 800 sailors and a Navy SEALs team have arrived in the Black Sea to take part in the 12-day Sea…

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Is Google Censoring Anti-Abortion Group From Top Search Results Lists?

Posted: 10 Jul 2017 07:10 AM PDT

A leading pro-life organization is accusing Google of manipulating the parameters of its search engine to drastically reduce its exposure when people search for information…

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FALLING AWAY: Church of England Votes to Affirm Transgender People; Top Bishop Says LGBT ‘Not a Sin’

Posted: 10 Jul 2017 07:06 AM PDT

The General Synod of the Church of England has officially passed a motion welcoming and affirming transgender people to the church. A top bishop also…

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Raging wildfires across California force nearly 8,000 to evacuate

Posted: 10 Jul 2017 05:31 AM PDT

With a heat wave continuing to bake California and the rest of the West, wildfires forced nearly 8,000 people to dash for safety Sunday as…

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Are we witnessing Ezekiel 37 Coming to Pass?

Posted: 10 Jul 2017 05:28 AM PDT

In our generation, we are witnessing the restoration of apostolic and prophetic ministry (Eph. 4:11-13) in the body of Messiah worldwide. Little by little, apostolic…

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Dying Middle Class: The Number Of Americans That Can’t Afford Their Own Homes Has More Than Doubled

Posted: 09 Jul 2017 05:42 PM PDT

(By Michael Snyder) Have you lost your spot in the middle class yet?  For years I have been documenting all of the numbers that show…

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DAYS OF LOT: Church of England Synod Urges UK Ban on ‘Gay Conversion Therapy’

Posted: 09 Jul 2017 05:34 PM PDT

Leaders of the Church of England want to urge the government to ban the practice of conversion therapy, which seeks to help those who want…

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DAYS OF LOT: Doctors Back NHS-Funded ‘Womb Transplants’ for Transgender People

Posted: 09 Jul 2017 05:30 PM PDT

Leading doctors have said they back NHS-funded womb transplants for biological males who identify as women, a procedure which experts say will be possible within…

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WAR DRUMS: North Korea warns of nuclear war after US bombers carry out ‘provocative’ live-fire drills

Posted: 09 Jul 2017 05:24 PM PDT

North Korean state media has condemned a US bombing drill on the Korean peninsula, warning that the move could spark a nuclear war. An editorial published in…

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DISTRESS OF NATIONS: Huge crowd rallies in Istanbul against Turkey’s post-coup crackdown

Posted: 09 Jul 2017 05:19 PM PDT

Turkey’s main opposition leader told a huge protest rally on Sunday that the country was living under dictatorship and pledged to keep challenging the crackdown…

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Religious leaders get high on magic mushrooms ingredient – “for science”

Posted: 08 Jul 2017 05:58 PM PDT

A Catholic priest, a Rabbi and a Buddhist walk into a bar and order some magic mushrooms. It may sound like the first line of…

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PROPHECY WATCH: New Saudi Royal Appointment Appears to Correspond with Prophecy

Posted: 08 Jul 2017 02:32 PM PDT

Recently the reigning Saudi monarch replaced one crown prince with another, dividing the fragmented world of Islam even further, increasing the tensions between Sunni Islam…

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WAR DRUMS: Trump assures Chinese leader that North Korea nuclear threat will end

Posted: 08 Jul 2017 02:27 PM PDT

President Trump, at the start of his meeting Saturday in Germany with Chinese President Xi Jinping, called the Asian nation a “great trading partner” and…

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Swedish Prime Minister Warns ‘Church ministers must marry same-sex couples’

Posted: 08 Jul 2017 02:20 PM PDT

Ministers in Sweden’s state church cannot “refuse to marry same-sex couples”, the country’s Prime Minister has said. Stefan Löfven announced that church leaders should be…

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Is There a Church Death Spiral?

Posted: 08 Jul 2017 02:14 PM PDT

(By Thomas S. Rainer) Please don’t shoot the messenger. And please wait on additional data and research that will be more positive and helpful. But…

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Thousands of cows dying as heatwave bakes Southern California

Posted: 08 Jul 2017 11:28 AM PDT

Despite efforts to keep cows cool during last month’s Valley heat wave the dairy industry still suffered big losses. Close to 10,000 animals died during…

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Jihadists Behead Nine Kenyan Villagers

Posted: 08 Jul 2017 11:12 AM PDT

Al-Shabab extremists from neighboring Somalia beheaded nine civilians in an early-morning attack on a village in the southeast, Kenyan officials said Saturday, as concerns grew…

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LGBT ‘Acceptance Panel’ on Transgenderism, Gender Identity to Be Hosted at Virginia Public Schools

Posted: 08 Jul 2017 11:07 AM PDT

Fairfax County Public Schools in Virginia will be hosting a taxpayer-funded LGBT panel discussion during the upcoming school year to discuss topics on gender identity…

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Pure Flix Gives $25,000 to Rebuild Ten Commandments Monument Destroyed in Arkansas

Posted: 08 Jul 2017 11:04 AM PDT

Pure Flix Entertainment, an independent Christian film and television studio, has donated $25,000 to the American History and Heritage Foundation for the rebuilding of a…

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WAR DRUMS: U.S. Bombers Carry Out Exercise in South Korea in Show of Force to North

Posted: 08 Jul 2017 06:09 AM PDT

Two U.S. B-1B bombers and American and South Korean fighter jets on Friday conducted an exercise that included practicing attack capabilities at a training range,…

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Don’t let your imperfections and weaknesses disqualify you from your calling

Posted: 08 Jul 2017 06:02 AM PDT

(By Ricky Scaparo) In this message, we will reveal to you how the Lord is not looking for perfect people with a perfect track record…

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Muslims offended at hearing Bible verses, so Christians prosecuted

Posted: 07 Jul 2017 06:18 PM PDT

After Muslims had a violent reaction as two street preachers cited quotes from the Bible, the preachers were brought to court by prosecutors in the…

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Thousands Set to Attend the Largest UK Evangelism Event Since Billy Graham

Posted: 07 Jul 2017 06:14 PM PDT

The UK’s largest evangelism event since Billy Graham’s crusade decades ago is about to hit the heart of Britain. Evangelist J. John has traveled the…

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Sears to axe 43 more stores…

Posted: 07 Jul 2017 06:08 PM PDT

Sears Holdings Corp (SHLD.O) is closing eight of its namesake department stores and 35 Kmart locations to cut costs and square footage in an effort…

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Phoenix Sees 117 Degrees, Breaks 1905 Record

Posted: 07 Jul 2017 06:02 PM PDT

Phoenix has broken an 112-year record for heat. National Weather Service meteorologists say the Arizona city had a high of 117 degrees on Friday. That…

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WAR DRUMS: Pentagon plans to test THAAD missile defenses as N. Korea tensions mount…

Posted: 07 Jul 2017 05:55 PM PDT

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Bench That Features ‘God’ Quote From Pennsylvania’s Founder Relocated Following Atheist Complaint

Posted: 07 Jul 2017 11:47 AM PDT

The Oil City Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) held a public rededication ceremony outside its facility on Monday after a bench featuring a God-centered quote…

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This One Line Might Have Ruined ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’

Posted: 07 Jul 2017 11:38 AM PDT

(Reported By Ben Kayser) Last week, I attended a pre-screening of the first Spider-Man solo movie that’s included in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Since Sony…

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WHO warns of imminent spread of untreatable superbug gonorrhea

Posted: 07 Jul 2017 11:33 AM PDT

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Unannounced Military Drills Shakeup Residents in South Carolina

Posted: 07 Jul 2017 11:24 AM PDT

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What is The Gospel?


Who Do You Think That I Am?

Selected Scriptures

Code: A335

With that brief question Jesus Christ confronted His followers with the most important issue they would ever face. He had spent much time with them and made some bold claims about His identity and authority. Now the time had come for them either to believe or deny His teachings.

Who do you say Jesus is? Your response to Him will determine not only your values and lifestyle, but your eternal destiny as well.

Consider what the Bible says about Him:

JESUS IS GOD

While Jesus was on earth there was much confusion about who He was. Some thought He was a wise man or a great prophet. Others thought He was a madman. Still others couldn’t decide or didn’t care. But Jesus said, “I and the Father are one” (John 10:30). That means He claimed to be nothing less than God in human flesh.

Many people today don’t understand that Jesus claimed to be God. They’re content to think of Him as little more than a great moral teacher. But even His enemies understood His claims to deity. That’s why they tried to stone Him to death (John 5:18; 10:33) and eventually had Him crucified (John 19:7).

C.S. Lewis observed, “You can shut Him up for a fool, you can spit at Him and kill Him as a demon; or you can fall at His feet and call Him Lord and God. But let us not come up with any patronizing nonsense about His being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to” (Mere Christianity [Macmillan, 1952], pp. 40-41).

If the biblical claims of Jesus are true, He is God!

JESUS IS HOLY

God is absolutely and perfectly holy (Isaiah 6:3), therefore He cannot commit or approve of evil (James 1:13).

As God, Jesus embodied every element of God’s character. Colossians 2:9 says, “In Him all the fulness of Deity dwells in bodily form.” He was perfectly holy (Hebrews 4:15). Even His enemies couldn’t prove any accusation against Him (John 8:46)

God requires holiness of us as well. First Peter 1:16 says, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.”

JESUS IS THE SAVIOR

Our failure to obey God—to be holy—places us in danger of eternal punishment (2 Thessalonians 1:9). The truth is, we cannot obey Him because we have neither the desire nor the ability to do so. We are by nature rebellious toward God (Ephesians 2:1-3). The Bible calls our rebellion “sin.” According to Scripture, everyone is guilty of sin: “There is no man who does not sin” (1 Kings 8:46). “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). And we are incapable of changing our sinful condition. Jeremiah 13:23 says, “Can the Ethiopian change his skin or the leopard its spots? Neither can you do good who are accustomed to doing evil.”

That doesn’t mean we’re incapable of performing acts of human kindness. We might even be involved in various religious or humanitarian activities. But we’re utterly incapable of understanding, loving, or pleasing God on our own. The Bible says, “There is none righteous, not even one; there is none who understands, there is none who seeks for God; all have turned aside, together they have become useless; there is none who does good, there is not even one” (Romans 3:10-12).

God’s holiness and justice demand that all sin be punished by death: “The soul who sins will die” (Ezekiel 18:4). That’s hard for us to understand because we tend to evaluate sin on a relative scale, assuming some sins are less serious than others. However, the Bible teaches that all acts of sin are the result of sinful thinking and evil desires. That’s why simply changing our patterns of behavior can’t solve our sin problem or eliminate its consequences. We need to be changed inwardly so our thinking and desires are holy

Jesus is the only one who can forgive and transform us, thereby delivering us from the power and penalty of sin: “There is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men, by which we must be saved” (Acts 4:12).

Even though God’s justice demands death for sin, His love has provided a Savior, who paid the penalty and died for sinners: “Christ … died for sins once for all, the just for the unjust, in order that He might bring us to God” (1 Peter 3:18). Christ’s death satisfied the demands of God’s justice, thereby enabling Him to forgive and save those who place their faith in Him (Romans 3:26). John 3:16 says, “God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.” He alone is “our great God and Savior” (Titus 2:13).

JESUS IS THE ONLY ACCEPTABLE OBJECT OF SAVING FAITH

Some people think it doesn’t matter what you believe as long as you’re sincere. But without a valid object your faith is useless

If you take poison—thinking it’s medicine—all the faith in the world won’t restore your life. Similarly, if Jesus is the only source of salvation, and you’re trusting in anyone or anything else for your salvation, your faith is useless.

Many people assume there are many paths to God and that each religion represents an aspect of truth. But Jesus said, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through Me” (John 14:6). He didn’t claim to be one of many equally legitimate paths to God, or the way to God for His day only. He claimed to be the only way to God—then and forever.

JESUS IS LORD

Contemporary thinking says man is the product of evolution. But the Bible says we were created by a personal God to love, serve, and enjoy endless fellowship with Him

The New Testament reveals it was Jesus Himself who created everything (John 1:3; Colossians 1:16). Therefore He also owns and rules everything (Psalm 103:19). That means He has authority over our lives and we owe Him absolute allegiance, obedience, and worship.

Romans 10:9 says, “If you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved.” Confessing Jesus as Lord means humbly submitting to His authority (Philippians 2:10-11). Believing that God has raised Him from the dead involves trusting in the historical fact of His resurrection—the pinnacle of Christian faith and the way the Father affirmed the deity and authority of the Son (Romans 1:4; Acts 17:30-31).

True faith is always accompanied by repentance from sin. Repentance is more than simply being sorry for sin. It is agreeing with God that you are sinful, confessing your sins to Him, and making a conscious choice to turn from sin and pursue holiness (Isaiah 55:7). Jesus said, “If you love Me, you will keep My commandments” (John 14:15); and “If you abide in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine” (John 8:31).

It isn’t enough to believe certain facts about Christ. Even Satan and his demons believe in the true God (James 2:19), but they don’t love and obey Him. Their faith is not genuine. True saving faith always responds in obedience (Ephesians 2:10).

Jesus is the sovereign Lord. When you obey Him you are acknowledging His lordship and submitting to His authority. That doesn’t mean your obedience will always be perfect, but that is your goal. There is no area of your life that you withhold from Him.

JESUS IS THE JUDGE

All who reject Jesus as their Lord and Savior will one day face Him as their Judge: “God is now declaring to men that all everywhere should repent, because He has fixed a day in which He will judge the world in righteousness through a Man whom He has appointed, having furnished proof to all men by raising Him from the dead” (Acts 17:30-31).

Second Thessalonians 1:7-9 says, “The Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with His mighty angels in flaming fire, dealing out retribution to those who do not know God and to those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus. And these will pay the penalty of eternal destruction, away from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power.”

HOW WILL YOU RESPOND?

Who does the Bible say Jesus is? The living God, the Holy One, the Savior, the only valid object of saving faith, the sovereign Lord, and the righteous Judge.

Who do you say Jesus is? That is the inescapable question. He alone can redeem you—free you from the power and penalty of sin. He alone can transform you, restore you to fellowship with God, and give your life eternal purpose. Will you repent and believe in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior?


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Pro-Family Groups Push Back After GuideStar Labels 46 American Organizations ‘Hate Groups’   Jun 25, 2017 08:34 am

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Preachers Acquitted of UK ‘Crime & Disorder Act’ Charges Over Public Offense at Exclusivity of Gospel   Jun 29, 2017 02:06 pm

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Top News – 7/1-2/2017

Netanyahu blocks bill to prevent division of Jerusalem
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blocked controversial legislation that would make it nearly impossible to divide Jerusalem ahead of a planned vote on Sunday. The Prime Minister’s Office said that the reason was that Netanyahu wanted the coalition to reach a consensus on what the bill would look like rather than use a version put forward by Education Minister Naftali Bennett’s Bayit Yehudi party.

Media Still Shilling for Obama
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Associated Press Corrects Big Falsehood In Four Trump-Russia Reports
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UNESCO experts: Hebron heritage request too focused on Muslim history
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Saudi media threatens Qatar as ultimatum nears expiry
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Xi Jinping warns Hong Kong over sovereignty ‘red line’
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Europe migrant crisis: Italy threatens to close ports as ministers meet
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Trump Admin Won’t Defend Overtime Rule
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Dave Brat: 1st part of fix is Obamacare repeal
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IDF strikes target in Syria in retaliation for spillover
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Xi Jinping warns Hong Kong over sovereignty ‘red line’
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Pope shakes up Vatican by replacing conservative doctrinal chief
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New Chinese Navy Destroyer Can Best Japan, India And Maybe The United States
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Trump “Overrules” Cabinet, Prepares To Unleash Global Trade War
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Dakota Drought Sparks Biggest Spring Wheat Price Spike In 7 Years
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A Deadly Brain-Invading Worm Is Disturbingly Widespread in Florida
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US slams Damascus as chemical weapons monitor says sarin used in April Syria a
….An estimated 74 to 100 or more civilians were killed and hundreds were injured in the attack, according to various reports. Washington rushed to blame Damascus based on open-source intelligence…Damascus strongly denied responsibility for the April 4 incident. It said it did not possess or use chemical weapons, and that the Syrian Air Force destroyed a facility where the militants apparently stored nerve gas.

The World Is Now $217,000,000,000,000 In Debt And The Global Elite Like It That Way
“The borrower is the servant of the lender, and through the mechanism of government debt virtually the entire planet has become the servants of the global money changers. ..”


The World Is Now $217,000,000,000,000 In Debt And The Global Elite Like It That Way

The borrower is the servant of the lender, and through the mechanism of government debt virtually the entire planet has become the servants of the global money changers.  Politicians love to borrow money, but over time government debt slowly but surely impoverishes a nation.  As the elite get governments around the globe in increasing amounts of debt, those governments must raise taxes in order to keep servicing those debts.  In the end, it is all about taking money from us and transferring it into government pockets, and then taking money from government pockets and transferring it into the hands of the elite.  It is a game that has been going on for generations, and it is time for humanity to say that enough is enough. (Read More…)


Those ’17 Intelligence Agencies’ Cited By Hillary Clinton About Trump And Russia Turned Out To Be Fake News

The New York Times placed a bombshell of a correction at the bottom of a pessimistic piece on President Donald Trump Thursday.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Over the past 48 hours, every, single bit of the Trump-Russia collusion narrative has collapsed. Project Veritas has released multiple videos catching CNN employees on video admitting the whole thing is a ‘nothing burger’. Today we hear that the famed ’17 intelligence agencies’ cited ad nauseum by Hillary Clinton and the fake news media were, how do you say, just made up. 

A previous version of Monday’s story by Maggie Haberman, titled “Trump’s Deflections and Denials on Russia Frustrate Even His Allies,” made reference to the “17 intelligence agencies” that have supposedly all concurred in the assessment of Russian hacking in the 2016 presidential race.

Despite the mainstream media and the political left making constant reference for months to the “17 intelligence agencies” agreeing on Russia’s actions during the campaign, this has repeatedly been debunked. The single released report on the matter from the American intelligence community was produced by only three intelligence agencies – the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the National Security Agency (NSA).

Hillary Cites The ’17 Intelligence Agencies’ Fake News Narrative During Debate:

Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper confirmed in his testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee that the “17 agencies” line was fake news. While there are 17 American intelligence agencies and none, to his knowledge, objected to the CIA/FBI/NSA report, none of the other 14 agencies have published any independent confirmation of its claims.

The phrase ’17 intelligence agencies‘ seems to have entered the public discourse after Hillary Clinton used it in her second debate with Trump. Despite its demonstrable inaccuracy, it continues to feature in articles from across the mainstream media. For example, an Associated Press wire story that Breitbart News carried last week uncritically uses the 17-agency figure.

For its part, the New York Times felt compelled to issue a correction after using the same phrase. The following was added below Haberman’s article:

Correction: June 29, 2017
A White House Memo article on Monday about President Trump’s deflections and denials about Russia referred incorrectly to the source of an intelligence assessment that said Russia orchestrated hacking attacks during last year’s presidential election. The assessment was made by four intelligence agencies — the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the Central Intelligence Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the National Security Agency. The assessment was not approved by all 17 organizations in the American intelligence community.

Note: The figure of four agencies is reached by including Clapper’s office in addition to the three agencies that compiled the published report. source


Obama Slams Trump And American Nationalism In Speech To Muslims At Indonesian Congress In Jakarta

Former U.S. President Barack Obama has pointed to the importance of the Paris climate accord while criticizing Donald Trump for pulling the world’s biggest economy out of the pact.

EDITOR’S NOTE: As long as he was president and America was pro-LGBT, pro-globalism, and every other ism associated with Saul Alinsky’s ‘Rules For Radicals’, Obama was as pleased as could be. But now that the American people have elected a president whose platform was returning power to the people and has instituted an America First policy, Obama is not happy. So unhappy, in fact, that he chose to bash America and the American president before Muslims in a foreign country. Ahhh, that’s the Barry Sotero I remember. 

President Trump said last month he would withdraw from the pact and seek to negotiate a better deal, in a move that attracted widespread criticism from counterparts in Europe and elsewhere. The decision by Trump to walk away from the 2015 agreement was also criticized by business leaders, with some describing it as a setback for the environment.

“In Paris, we came together around the most ambitious agreement in history to fight climate change,” Obama said Saturday in a speech at the opening of the Fourth Congress of the Indonesian Diaspora in Jakarta. He said it was “an agreement that even with the temporary absence of American leadership will still give our children a fighting chance.”

“The challenges of our times, whether it’s economic inequality, changing climate, terrorism, mass migration; these are really challenges and we’re going to have to confront them together,” he said.

Obama Memuji Toleransi Warga Indonesia Pada Pidato Kunci Pembukaan Kongres Diaspora:

Obama, who has been holidaying in Indonesia and on Friday met with President Joko Widodo, also warned in remarks Saturday against rising sectarian politics around the world, as well as growing discrimination based on race and ethnicity.

“There are going to be some big decisions to make about Indonesia and about the United States and about the world in the years to come,” he said. “It’s been clear for a while that the world is at a crossroads, at an inflection point.”

He said in Jakarta there had been “enormous progress” which had occurred “in part because of the stability that the United States helped support here in the Asia Pacific.”

Obama cites ‘Global Challenges’ to promoting globalism

But the former president said there are also challenges, and that globalization and technology had created problems and “shifts in the foundations of societies” and in politics both in developing and developed countries.

“The world is more prosperous than ever before, but this has also brought significant changes that are dangerous.”

“We start seeing a rise in sectarian politics, we start seeing a rise in an aggressive kind of nationalism, we start seeing both in developed and developing countries an increased resentment about minority groups and the bad treatment of people who don’t look like us or practice the same faith as us.”

“We start seeing discrimination against people based on race or ethnicity or religion.” Those threats must be confronted, Obama said.

Obama, who spent four years in Indonesia as a child, met on Friday with Widodo, known as Jokowi, at Bogor on the outskirts of the capital. “I always found Jokowi to be a man of quiet but firm integrity and somebody who sincerely wants what’s right by all Indonesians,” he said.

Their meeting touched on issues such as infrastructure and economic development, according to Obama, who said Saturday that the U.S. and Indonesia shared the common values of “pluralism and tolerance and openness and rule of law.” source


Sec’y Of Defense James ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis Orders Halt To Obama’s Transgender Recruitment Program For Military

The Secretary of Defense has frozen a decision by former President Barack Obama to recruit transgender soldiers this year, and a new poll shows the planned recruitment freeze is very popular.

EDITOR’S NOTE: President Trump is under such constant attack, it’s hard to tell what he’s accomplishing. But he is getting a tremendous amount done day in and day out. Month after month, like icebergs breaking off into the ocean, former President Obama’s signature executive orders and policy decisions are disappearing under the Trump onslaught. 

Two of every three swing voters say the Pentagon should postpone plans to accept “transgender” people who are trying to live as members of the opposite sex, according to the new poll by Rasmussen Reports.

Defense Secretary James Mattis explained his July 30 decision to delay Obama’s plan for six months, just before it was to begin operating:

Since becoming the Secretary of Defense, I have emphasized that the Department of Defense must measure each policy decision against one critical standard: will the decision affect the readiness and lethality of the force? Put another way, how will the decision affect the ability of America’s military to defend the nation? It is against this standard that I provide the following guidance on the way forward in accessing transgender individuals into the military Services.

The six-month delay will encourage and help opponents lobby against Obama’s pro-transgender policy.

Throughout 2016, Obama used his power as president to push schools and other institutions to support the claim by transgender activists that people have a hidden “gender identity” which is independent of their sex and biology. These advocates also say that a person’s sex is determined by their “gender identity,” not their male-or-female body. In turn, the advocates demand that the federal government force Americans to accept the sex-switching “gender identity” claims made by each person, regardless of scientific data about genetics, biology and the variety of normal behavior and appearances shown by normal women and men.

Sorry, Rachel, Obama’s plan to turn the military transgender just got cancelled:

Transgender activists were furious about Mattis’ last-minute decision to block Obama’s directive, which would have resulted in a de-facto endorsement of the transgender ideology by the most respected government institution in the nation.

“For the past year, transgender troops have been serving openly … stonewalling on full inclusion will, just like ‘don’t ask, don’t tell,’ compromise military readiness,” said a statement from the pro-transgender Palm Center in California.

Obama’s proposal is widely opposed, in part, because it would require soldiers to share bathrooms and shower facilities with people of the opposite sex, and would require the U.S. military pay for the expensive procedures — such as hormones and perhaps surgery — used by people trying to live as members of the opposite sex.

The military’s most famous transgender recruit, now named Chelsea Manning, was recently freed from military jail on Obama’s orders. When serving in Iraq, Manning illegally copied a huge haul of military records and videos and released them to the world.

The Rasmussen poll was published just before the Pentagon announcement. The June 26 to June 27 survey of 1,000 likely voters showed 48 percent of voters supporting a delay, only 32 percent oppose a delay and an unusually larger proportion — 21 percent — avoided comment, saying they were “not sure.” Read the poll here.

The cross-tabs, however, showed that GOP supporters split 60 percent for a delay and 23 percent opposition to a delay. Democrats split 33 percent for a delay and 44 percent opposition to a delay.

Importantly, 52 percent of the swing-voting independents back a delay, while only 25 percent oppose a delay — and 23 percent declined to comment. That is a two-to-one preference among swing-voters for delay, and most of the no-comment voters likely favor a delay also.

Among self-described conservatives, 64 percent want a delay, while only 22 percent oppose a delay. Self-described “moderates” split 42 percent for a delay, 35 percent opposed a delay.

The questions about a “delay” – instead of outright opposition — offered voters some opportunity to show opposition to the media-favored transgender agenda while protecting themselves from claims of bigotry.

That worry was clearly visible in a prior Rasmussen question, which asked likely voters whether the decision to allow transgender people into the military is good or bad for the military.

Twenty-three percent said transgenders are good for the military — including just 32 percent of Democrats. Thirty-one percent said transgenders are bad for the military — but only 16 percent of liberals.

Significantly, the largest group — 38 percent — of voters waffled by saying transgenders would have no impact. That 38 percent number likely hides some opposition to recruiting transgender for the military because it is actually larger than the 32 percent who oppose a delay.

The question of whether the military should accept “transgender” people was unimaginable a few years ago. However, it is now an issue because the Democratic Party’s progressive leadership — and much of the elite media — has embraced the transgender ideology.

The ideology claims that people have a hidden “gender identity” which is independent of their sex and biology, and which justifies their claim to be members of the opposite sex. The ideology also demands that the federal government force Americans to accept the “gender identity” sex-switching claims made by each person, regardless of scientific data about genetics, biology and the variety of normal behavior and appearances shown by normal women and men.

The progressive push to bend Americans’ attitudes and their civic society around the idea of “gender” has already attacked and cracked popular social rules for how Americans handle the many charming differences between complementary men and women — the rules governing single-sex bathrooms and shelters for battered womensports leagues for girlshiking groups for boysK-12 curricula and university speech codesreligious freedomsfree speech, the social status of womenparents’ rights in childrearing, practices to help teenagers, women’s expectations of beautyculture and civic societyscientific researchprison safetycivic ceremoniesschool rules, men’s sense of masculinitylaw enforcement, and children’s sexual privacy.

To read more about the “transgender” ideology, click heresource


Michael Moore’s Fourth of July Plans Are Horrible

According to Zackary Leeman of LifeZette, controversial leftist filmmaker and “blatant opportunist” Michael Moore is calling for Trump haters to storm the offices of their Senators over the 4th of July week. Leeman writes:

While most people will be getting together with family and friends and celebrating the birthday of our great nation, filmmaker Michael Moore has different plans altogether.

“I call upon EVERYONE to observe this 4th of July week by nonviolently storming the local offices of your Senators, pack town halls, RISE UP!” Moore tweeted on Wednesday.

He continued in this vein by taking issue with the potential of an Obamacare repeal in the near future.

“The Snakes of the Senate languishing in their pit, unable to attack the millions of sick, elderly & newborn. The Resistance lives to fight on,” he wrote. “They now scurry home 2 ‘celebrate’ the birthday of the country & its people they despise so much. They’ll quietly regroup w/ rich backers…”

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Pentagon Halts Obama’s Transgender Endorsement Plan

Breitbart reports:

The Secretary of Defense has frozen a decision by former President Barack Obama to recruit transgender soldiers this year, and a new poll shows the planned recruitment freeze is very popular.

Two of every three swing voters say the Pentagon should postpone plans to accept “transgender” people who are trying to live as members of the opposite sex, according to the new poll by Rasmussen Reports.

Defense Secretary James Mattis explained his July 30 decision to delay Obama’s plan for six months, just before it was to begin operating:

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New Device Allows Cops to Download All of Your Smartphone Activity in Seconds

According to Anti-Media, a new technology allows police to plug drivers’ phones into a tablet-like device that will tell the officer what the person was doing on their phone and exactly when they were doing it. Clearly, this is a violation of a person’s Constitutional right to privacy. Here’s the story:

New York – Any person who operates a motor vehicle in the state shall be deemed to have given consent to field testing of his or her mobile telephone and/or personal electronic device for the purpose of determining the use thereof while operating a motor vehicle, provided that such testing is conducted by or at the direction of a police officer.”

That’s language from the text of a bill currently working its way through the New York state legislature. The legislation would allow cops to search through drivers’ cell phones following traffic incidents — even minor fender-benders — to determine if the person was using their phone while behind the wheel.

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WEEKEND SNAPSHOT

JULY 1, 2017
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“[ObamaCare] offers ‘access’ by threatening and forcing people to buy insurance. This is tantamount to celebrating an increase in military recruitment after passing a draft.” —David Harsanyi

June 29, 2017

YAHOO — U.S. President Donald Trump’s ban on refugees and travelers from six mainly Muslim countries went into effect late Thursday, after Supreme Court decision allowed it to go forward following a five-month battle with rights groups…. (more)


June 29, 2017

BLOOMBERG — The Trump administration’s revised travel ban faced a new court challenge as soon as it took effect Thursday after the president’s signature immigration policy already weathered months of protests, legal wrangling and delays…. (more)


June 29, 2017
WASHINGTON TIMES — The Trump administration on Wednesday set new criteria for visa applicants from six mainly Muslim nations and all refugees that require a “close” family or business tie to the United States. The move came after the Supreme Court partially restored President Donald Trump’s executive order that was widely criticized as a ban on Muslims…. (more)

June 29, 2017
NEWSMAX — Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Bob Woodward chided the media for opting to engage in biased coverage of President Donald Trump rather than doing the hard work of investigative White House reporting…. (more)

June 29, 2017

NEWSMAX — Sarah Palin’s lawsuit against The New York Times could bring the newspaper’s “libel lawsuit winning streak” to a screeching halt, according to a legal expert…. (more)


June 29, 2017
WASHINGTON TIMES — House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has weathered yet another round of calls for her ouster, but fellow House Democrats are beginning to look beyond her tenure and cast about for a list of successors…. (more)

June 29, 2017
JOE KOVACS — The U.S. Secret Service agent who said she would not “take a bullet” for President Trump is not suffering the same punishment that other agents received for “similarly serious or lesser misconduct,” says a report from the Washington Free Beacon…. (more)

June 29, 2017

WASHINGTON TIMES — The FBI agent charged Wednesday with lying about firing his gun during a deadly confrontation during the 2016 Oregon-Bundy standoff may be only the tip of the iceberg…. (more)


June 29, 2017

WASHINGTON TIMES — CNN was hit Wednesday with a second undercover video, this one featuring regular political contributor Van Jones calling the Russia controversy a “nothing burger.”… (more)


June 29, 2017
PAUL BEDARD — The media is taking it on the chin in the era of “fake news.” According to Gallup, less than three in 10 Americans have “confidence” in TV news and newspapers – – and that is better than it was last year…. (more)

June 29, 2017
WORLDNETDAILY — In their condemnation of the Senate’s health-insurance bill, Democrats are seizing on the Congressional Budget Office’s conclusion that 22 million Americans would lose their health insurance if the legislation passed in its current form…. (more)

June 28, 2017

NEWSMAX — Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said Republicans are making “steady progress” on healthcare, noting Tuesday the end goal is to lower the cost of premiums. “It’s gonna take more discussions,” Cruz said. “The most critical question is how do we lower premiums? That’s been my central focus from the beginning.”… (more)


June 28, 2017

PROJECT VERITAS — Project Veritas has released a video of CNN Producer John Bonifield who was caught on hidden-camera admitting that there is no proof to CNN’s Russia narrative…. (more)


June 28, 2017
BOB UNRUH — Whether it indicates Republicans are giving in, giving up or just concealing their opinions for fear of being sued, a new poll shows that for the first time, Republicans now are evenly divided on the issue of same-sex marriage…. (more)

June 28, 2017
CHERYL CHUMLEY — Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz wants extra housing cash for lawmakers – – in the form of a $2,500 monthly stipend. Thank goodness Chaffetz is already leaving office. Saves the trouble of drumming him out of D.C. His request represents everything that’s wrong with Congress, with politicians in general and with the flip-flop that’s taken place in U.S. politics in recent years that’s relegated the taxpayers to the role of public servant…. (more)

June 28, 2017
SACRAMENTO BEE — A federal judge has temporarily blocked a voter-approved California law that would have forced gun owners to get rid of high-capacity ammunition magazines by this Saturday…. (more)

June 28, 2017
DALLAS NEWS — Steve Doud, a subscriber from Plano, emailed me to say he’d read something in the June 21 Dallas Morning News that couldn’t possibly be true. An eight-paragraph Washington Post article on page 10A reported on a national study about kids and guns. The last sentence said 4.2 percent of American kids have witnessed a shooting in the past year…. (more)

June 28, 2017
NEWSMAX — The GOP representative from Montana who assaulted a reporter raised $116,000 the day after the incident, The Guardian reported. Greg Gianforte in May body slammed a reporter from the Guardian and broke his glasses. He was charged with assault on election eve but still won the special election…. (more)

June 28, 2017
ST. GEORGE NEWS — An FBI agent has been indicted on accusations that he lied about firing at rancher Robert “LaVoy” Finicum in 2016 when officers arrested leaders of an armed occupation of a federal wildlife refuge in rural Oregon…. (more)

June 28, 2017
NPR — Less than a day after a monument of the Ten Commandments was installed outside the Arkansas State Capitol in Little Rock, it was destroyed when a man smashed a car into the stone…. (more)

June 28, 2017
NEWSMAX — A new report claims the Islamic State (ISIS) served a mother the remains of her 1-year-old son without her knowledge. The New York Post cites a Middle East Media Research Institute translation as saying the woman was a Yazidi sex slave…. (more)

June 26, 2017
ALAN KEYES — Someone recently asked me what I thought of the effort by a black American senior at James Madison Memorial High School in Madison, Wisconsin, who is circulating a petition to change the name of the school, “citing the past president’s history as a slaveholder.” I responded that, however ironically, her effort may provide evidence that she’s doing the right thing, but for the wrong reason: “Any high school that produces seniors with so little understanding of their own and their nation’s history doesn’t deserve to be named after James Madison.”… (more)

June 26, 2017
CLIFF KINCAID — The latest propaganda piece from The Washington Post, “Obama’s secret struggle to punish Russia for Putin’s election assault,” is based, as usual, mostly on anonymous sources determined to make former President Barack Obama look good. The gist is that Obama tried his best to punish Russia for alleged interference in the 2016 election, but he fell short and left the matter in the hands of President Donald Trump, who has done nothing…. (more)

June 26, 2017

BYRON YORK — Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley’s accusation that Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer lied about President Trump and the Russia investigation – – that Schumer said the president was under investigation after he, Schumer, had been specifically told by the FBI that Trump was not – – is shedding new light on the events that led to the president’s rising frustration over the Russia probe, the FBI, and Democrats who sought to make political hay out of Trump’s troubles…. (more)


June 26, 2017
WASHINGTON TIMES — Progressives expecting a comforting anti-Trump presence Saturday morning on MSNBC were spewing their corn flakes after finding instead conservative Hugh Hewitt in his debut as host of a weekly show on the liberal network…. (more)

 This ‘n’ That

  • I haven’t read this yet, but I always appreciate Michael Haykin’s work.
  • Once again, I guess I just can’t identify with the humor of the Babylon Bee. At first I thought the headline was funny, then I read this and pondered and realized the implications. Have some celebrity pastors reached such a status that we might actually be more fearful of them then we are of God? If we’re joking about it, then there must be an element of truth, and that’s not good.
  • Big news! I mean, this is almost as big as when women leaders in Bible Study Fellowship (a group about which I have significant concerns, but that’s for another day) were allowed to wear pants!
  • I love so much about this article, like this quote: “Women are incredibly smart. Women excel in all walks of life because we are capable and intelligent. And yet, often we do not provide opportunities for women to use our great minds in the church. This is not only unfortunate, it is wrong. Women can and should use their intelligence to know the Bible. And we should teach one another using skillful exposition.
  • Here’s your weekly dose of adorable (thanks, Paula!).
  • I pray they find this girl.
  • Aw, poor little things!
  • If you can stomach it, this article exposing the ongoing sexual abuse within the Association of Baptists for World Evangelism is an important read (warning: some content is graphic). We are quick to condemn the Roman Catholic Church for its scandals, yet the Protestant church has plenty of its own sin with which to deal.
  • I don’t know that we need to take time to be bored, so much as we need to be deliberate about being disconnected from a virtual world.
  • I’ll just leave this here.
  • sobering story and some biblical thoughts from Pastor Gabe Hughes.
  • Well, apparently chocolate Twinkies were announced a couple months ago. I just found them recently. What I find interesting, though, is that they are being treated as something new, when I know they made these when I was a kid! They used to only be available during the summer months. Does anybody else remember that?
  • Midwestern Seminary has launched a brand new Spurgeon website (i.e., treasure trove).
  • An extraordinary calling for ordinary men:

Top Headlines – 7/1-2/2017

Livni urges UNESCO not to pass Hebron decision

B’Tselem, MK decry ‘occupation’ at UN conference

Ex-UN chief Ban Ki-moon joins ex-leaders promoting peace

Hundreds protest Western Wall backtrack in Jerusalem

AIPAC considers congressional letter over Western Wall crisis

Netanyahu risks religious ire to take part in Shabbat memorial to German leader

This 400-year-old Jewish library survived Hitler and the Inquisition

Israel to build pipeline to absorb sewage from Gaza

Projectile from Syria falls inside Israeli Golan for 17th time this week

IDF destroys Syrian artillery after shells explode in Golan Heights

Israel warns Syria after stray fire hits Golan

Rebels accuse Syrian army of chlorine attack, army calls it fabrication

Syria says chemical attack probe work of ‘sick mind’

Erdogan slams opposition as ‘justice march’ nears Istanbul

Turkey’s power-play in Qatar leads to warmer relations with Iran

Qatar rejects Arab states’ ultimatum ahead of deadline

Qatar rejects Arab demands but ready for dialogue, says foreign minister

Qatar rejects deadline demands, saying it does not fear military action

Obama preaches tolerance in world’s biggest Muslim majority nation

For Abused, Gay Iraqi in Turkey, U.S. Refugee Freeze is Cruelest Hit

2,000 evacuated after scare at Paris’s main airport

New Chinese Navy Destroyer Can Best Japan, India And Maybe The United States

Xi Jinping warns Hong Kong over sovereignty ‘red line’

Venezuela confirms 4 more deaths in anti-government protests

Mexico: 19 killed in clashes near beach city of Mazatlan

Shooting at Little Rock, Arkansas, nightclub leaves 28 injured

Legal pot sales begin in Nevada

Trump attacks media as ‘fake’ and ‘fraudulent,’ pushes back about his use of Twitter

Trump argues his tweetstorms are ‘Modern Day Presidential’

Bill to create panel that could remove Trump from office quietly picks up Democratic support

Ukraine: Russian security services were behind cyberattack

The World Is Now $217,000,000,000,000 In Debt And The Global Elite Like It That Way

Trump “Overrules” Cabinet, Prepares To Unleash Global Trade War

Trump’s considering a tariff that could put the economy on a path to ‘global recession’

Dakota Drought Sparks Biggest Spring Wheat Price Spike In 7 Years

5.2 magnitude earthquake hits near Chitose, Japan

5.1 magnitude earthquake hits near Raoul Island, New Zealand

Klyuchevskoy volcano on Kamchatka, Russia erupts to 20,000ft

Reventador volcano in Ecuador erupts to 13,000ft

Delaware-Size Iceberg Is About to Break Off of Antarctica

Trump to Senate Republicans: kill Obamacare now, replace later

Trump tweet not signal to abandon Senate health care bill, White House says

Top Dem: Pentagon decision to delay transgender troop enlistment ‘outrageous’

World Pride: Thousands rally for global LGBT rights in Madrid

Some 3,000 attend Haifa Pride Parade

Turkish authorities ban transgender rights march in Istanbul

Pope dismisses doctrine chief in a week of Vatican turmoil

After UN hosts 2-day anti-Israel event, Israel’s envoy says it colludes with terror supporters

UN chief distances himself from Palestinian summit on 50 years of occupation

‘Israel can’t afford rupture with Diaspora over Western Wall’

Germany okays deal to sell nuke-capable submarines to Israel

B’Tselem chief: Israel sabotaging fight against anti-Semitism to retain West Bank

PLO to UN: ‘Hamas and PFLP are not terrorist organizations’

UN envoy seeks deal to end Gaza electricity crisis

Palestinian cleric calls on Allah to help us ‘slaughter Americans, Europeans’

Israeli forces enter Palestinian city to remove monument to Maalot terrorist

Trump is seeing how hard it can be to land the ‘ultimate’ deal between Israel and the Palestinians

Acid leak threatens plants, wildlife in Judean Desert

Futuristic tech dramatically illuminates the City of David’s past

Israeli Jewish couple marries on Temple Mount, despite ban

IDF reports more spillover from Syria

UK says sarin attack in Syria can’t be ignored

Suicide Bombers Attack Lebanese Soldiers Near Syria Border

Lebanon refugee camps hit by five suicide bombers

Syria war: Almost 500,000 refugees return in 2017 – UN

Report Confirms That Chemical Arms Were Used on Syrian Villagers

Syria, Russia accuse US of plotting ‘provocation’

Afghanistan conflict: US says troop withdrawal was too quick

Gunman kills 1, injures 6 at NYC hospital before killing self

American Muslims decry Trump’s new travel ban

Trump travel ban comes into effect for six countries

U.S. to Arrest Parents, Sponsors Who Hire Smugglers to Bring Children Across Border

House passes Kate’s Law, as part of illegal immigrant crackdown

U.S. plans to sell Taiwan about $1.42 billion in arms

China builds new military facilities on South China Sea islands: think tank

Blacklisted China bank cited as a North Korea conduit to global finance

Trump declares ‘patience is over’ with North Korea

Trump accepts invitation to visit South Korea

How Liberal Portland Became America’s Most Politically Violent City

Why some inside the White House see Trump’s media feud as ‘winning’

Delete Hate Speech or Pay Up, Germany Tells Social Media Companies

Trump’s voter-fraud commission wants to know voting history, party ID and address of every voter in the U.S.

Dollar posts biggest quarterly drop in nearly seven years

Household income falling at fastest rate since 1976 as UK savings rates crash

Unprecedented heat in the Southwest shatters energy use records

Merkel issues warning to Trump ahead of G20 summit

New Conspiracy Theory: Children Kidnapped for Mars Slave Colony

Japan reveals plans to put a man on moon by 2030

6.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador

5.2 magnitude earthquake hits near Hirara, Japan

Reventador volcano in Ecuador erupts to 19,000ft

Sinabung volcano in Indonesia erupts to 16,000ft

Lesotho: Govt Issues Bird Flu Warning

‘Alarming’ rat lungworm parasite spreading through Florida, researchers warn

Virginia law will give drug addicts clean needles

The U.S. fertility rate just hit a historic low. Why some demographers are freaking out.

Sperm donor connects with 19 children he fathered

German parliament approves same-sex marriage

Why Angela Merkel, known for embracing liberal values, voted against same-sex marriage

Mattis delays Pentagon’s decision to allow transgender recruits six more months

Ingrid Schlueter – The ‘Can’t Talk’ Rule, Red Flags in Abusive Churches

Matt Walsh: Courts in Europe have sentenced a baby to death. This is socialized medicine

R. Scott Clark – Senator Sanders And The Twofold Kingdom

Report: Jay Sekulow’s legal firm steered millions in donations to family members

Finally, Jackie Robinson’s Faith Is Getting the Attention It Deserves

China, House Churches, and the Growth of the Kingdom

Preachers Acquitted of UK ‘Crime & Disorder Act’ Charges Over Public Offense at Exclusivity of Gospel

East Texas Woman Arrested For Threatening Pastor With a Rifle During Church Service

FBI Investigating 1,000 ISIS-Related Threats in All 50 States

Posted: 01 Jul 2017 01:01 PM PDT

Days, after Charlotte-area ISIS sympathizer Justin Sullivan was sentenced to life for planning mass murder in support of the Islamic State terror group, a North…

Read more at End Time Headlines.

Archaeologists Discover Evidence of Battle for Jerusalem 2,000 Years Ago

Posted: 01 Jul 2017 12:56 PM PDT

Archaeologists of the Israel Antiquities Authority have found evidence of the last battle between Roman soldiers and Jewish rebels which led to the destruction of…

Read more at End Time Headlines.

8 Signs You Are Under Spiritual Attack

Posted: 01 Jul 2017 12:51 PM PDT

(By Jentezen Franklin) There was a time when someone suffering from a heart attack had little chance of survival because he or she didn’t know…

Read more at End Time Headlines.

Japanese Men Are Marrying Virtual Reality Brides

Posted: 01 Jul 2017 12:46 PM PDT

Japanese men are tieing the digital knot with Virtual Reality brides – and the ceremony is just as strange as it sounds. Footage from a…

Read more at End Time Headlines.

GOP Moves to Give Pastors Freedom to Endorse Political Candidates

Posted: 01 Jul 2017 12:32 PM PDT

Churches should have the First Amendment right to endorse political candidates and still keep their tax-free status, say House Republicans, who quietly tucked a provision…

Read more at End Time Headlines.

Germany to fine social media sites over ‘Hate Speech’…

Posted: 01 Jul 2017 12:23 PM PDT

Social media companies operating in Germany face fines of as much as $57 million if they do not delete illegal, racist or slanderous comments and posts within…

Read more at End Time Headlines.

UPDATE: University Admits “We screwed up!” “We won’t toss out Bibles or crosses”

Posted: 01 Jul 2017 12:16 PM PDT

The leadership at Oklahoma’s East Central University slammed on the brakes and jettisoned their decision to removes crosses, Bibles and other religious symbols from a…

Read more at End Time Headlines.

Secret to 80 Years of Marriage: ‘Put God First’

Posted: 01 Jul 2017 07:48 AM PDT

A Michigan couple is celebrating a huge milestone: 80 years of marriage. Donald and Vivian Hart, both 99 years old, married in 1937. They met…

Read more at End Time Headlines.

British Man Jailed for hitting Muslim Woman with Slab of Bacon

Posted: 01 Jul 2017 07:36 AM PDT

A British man has been jailed after hitting a Muslim teen with a slab of bacon after hurling insults at her and her mother. Alex…

Read more at End Time Headlines.

Muslim leader urges Indonesians to boycott Starbucks over LGBT stand

Posted: 01 Jul 2017 07:30 AM PDT

A leader of Indonesia’s second-largest Muslim organization has called for a boycott of Starbucks, saying that the international coffee chain’s pro-gay stand risks ruining the…

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US fertility rate hits historic low

Posted: 01 Jul 2017 07:24 AM PDT

New data released Friday revealed the number of women giving birth in the United States has hit a historic low, causing some to fear that…

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CERN Breaking Records With Unprecedented Number of Particles In Record Time

Posted: 01 Jul 2017 07:18 AM PDT

An unprecedented number of particles has been reached in record time. Just five weeks after physics resumed, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is already running…

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A Giant Asteroid Will Come Extremely Close To Earth In 2029, And Impact ‘Can’t Be Ruled Out’

Posted: 30 Jun 2017 04:48 PM PDT

Scientists believe a 40-million-ton asteroid set to fly close to Earth in 12 years may end up colliding with our planet on a future pass….

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Rabbi Believes Arch of Ba’al Is New World Order’s Model for “Temple of Darkness” in Jerusalem

Posted: 30 Jun 2017 04:43 PM PDT

A replica of an ancient Roman triumphal arch reappeared in Italy last week, accompanying yet another summit of world leaders while attracting over two million…

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University to Remove Crosses, Bibles and Altar from Campus Chapel

Posted: 30 Jun 2017 04:33 PM PDT

East Central University said they will remove crosses, Bibles and other religious symbols from a campus chapel to appease a bunch of out-of-town agitators. It’s…

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LGBT Mega-Donor Reveals Next Goal: ‘Punish the Wicked’ Gay Marriage Opponents

Posted: 30 Jun 2017 01:42 PM PDT

A prominent LGBT activist who has donated more than anyone else to LGBT causes has said that “wicked” people who advocate for laws protecting the…

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Public Schools Giving Psych Evals to Kids without Parental Consent

Posted: 30 Jun 2017 01:37 PM PDT

Dr. Aida Cerundolo, a New Hampshire physician, exposed public schools in his state for giving secret mental-health assessments to elementary children without the parents’ knowledge…

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Trump WH declines to recognize LGBT Pride Month

Posted: 30 Jun 2017 01:28 PM PDT

President Donald Trump has broken with recent precedent by not recognizing June as LGBT Pride Month. The decision marks an end to two of his…

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Magnitude 4.8 Earthquake Between Scotland and Norway Shakes Buildings in Many Surrounding Areas

Posted: 30 Jun 2017 01:22 PM PDT

An earthquake has rocked Scotland this afternoon, leaving buildings shaking and residents shocked. The earthquake, which has been registered at 4.8 magnitude struck in the North…

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Heavy monsoon rains cause massive floods, leave 25 dead in Pakistan

Posted: 30 Jun 2017 01:12 PM PDT

Heavy monsoon rains started affecting Pakistan this week, causing massive floods and leaving widespread power outages. As of June 30, 2017, at least 25 people…

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‘Sesame Street’ Expresses Support for Homosexuality During ‘LGBT Pride Month’

Posted: 30 Jun 2017 01:07 PM PDT

The popular children’s television show “Sesame Street” recently expressed its support for “lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgendered” persons on its official Twitter page, generating a range…

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Teens Threatened With Arrest for Praying—in America!

Posted: 30 Jun 2017 12:35 PM PDT

(Reported By Todd Starnes) It’s hard to believe American teenagers could be arrested for delivering a prayer, but that’s the kind of nation we live…

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Brain-eating amoeba detected in Louisiana water system…

Posted: 30 Jun 2017 11:46 AM PDT

A potentially deadly amoeba has been detected in a Terrebonne Parish water system, and while officials say tap water is safe to drink, they are…

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Trump warns his patience with North Korea over

Posted: 30 Jun 2017 11:41 AM PDT

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missiles program required a “determined response,” and that the era of “strategic…

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What is The Gospel?


Who Do You Think That I Am?

Selected Scriptures

Code: A335

With that brief question Jesus Christ confronted His followers with the most important issue they would ever face. He had spent much time with them and made some bold claims about His identity and authority. Now the time had come for them either to believe or deny His teachings.

Who do you say Jesus is? Your response to Him will determine not only your values and lifestyle, but your eternal destiny as well.

Consider what the Bible says about Him:

JESUS IS GOD

While Jesus was on earth there was much confusion about who He was. Some thought He was a wise man or a great prophet. Others thought He was a madman. Still others couldn’t decide or didn’t care. But Jesus said, “I and the Father are one” (John 10:30). That means He claimed to be nothing less than God in human flesh.

Many people today don’t understand that Jesus claimed to be God. They’re content to think of Him as little more than a great moral teacher. But even His enemies understood His claims to deity. That’s why they tried to stone Him to death (John 5:18; 10:33) and eventually had Him crucified (John 19:7).

C.S. Lewis observed, “You can shut Him up for a fool, you can spit at Him and kill Him as a demon; or you can fall at His feet and call Him Lord and God. But let us not come up with any patronizing nonsense about His being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to” (Mere Christianity [Macmillan, 1952], pp. 40-41).

If the biblical claims of Jesus are true, He is God!

JESUS IS HOLY

God is absolutely and perfectly holy (Isaiah 6:3), therefore He cannot commit or approve of evil (James 1:13).

As God, Jesus embodied every element of God’s character. Colossians 2:9 says, “In Him all the fulness of Deity dwells in bodily form.” He was perfectly holy (Hebrews 4:15). Even His enemies couldn’t prove any accusation against Him (John 8:46)

God requires holiness of us as well. First Peter 1:16 says, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.”

JESUS IS THE SAVIOR

Our failure to obey God—to be holy—places us in danger of eternal punishment (2 Thessalonians 1:9). The truth is, we cannot obey Him because we have neither the desire nor the ability to do so. We are by nature rebellious toward God (Ephesians 2:1-3). The Bible calls our rebellion “sin.” According to Scripture, everyone is guilty of sin: “There is no man who does not sin” (1 Kings 8:46). “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). And we are incapable of changing our sinful condition. Jeremiah 13:23 says, “Can the Ethiopian change his skin or the leopard its spots? Neither can you do good who are accustomed to doing evil.”

That doesn’t mean we’re incapable of performing acts of human kindness. We might even be involved in various religious or humanitarian activities. But we’re utterly incapable of understanding, loving, or pleasing God on our own. The Bible says, “There is none righteous, not even one; there is none who understands, there is none who seeks for God; all have turned aside, together they have become useless; there is none who does good, there is not even one” (Romans 3:10-12).

God’s holiness and justice demand that all sin be punished by death: “The soul who sins will die” (Ezekiel 18:4). That’s hard for us to understand because we tend to evaluate sin on a relative scale, assuming some sins are less serious than others. However, the Bible teaches that all acts of sin are the result of sinful thinking and evil desires. That’s why simply changing our patterns of behavior can’t solve our sin problem or eliminate its consequences. We need to be changed inwardly so our thinking and desires are holy

Jesus is the only one who can forgive and transform us, thereby delivering us from the power and penalty of sin: “There is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men, by which we must be saved” (Acts 4:12).

Even though God’s justice demands death for sin, His love has provided a Savior, who paid the penalty and died for sinners: “Christ … died for sins once for all, the just for the unjust, in order that He might bring us to God” (1 Peter 3:18). Christ’s death satisfied the demands of God’s justice, thereby enabling Him to forgive and save those who place their faith in Him (Romans 3:26). John 3:16 says, “God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.” He alone is “our great God and Savior” (Titus 2:13).

JESUS IS THE ONLY ACCEPTABLE OBJECT OF SAVING FAITH

Some people think it doesn’t matter what you believe as long as you’re sincere. But without a valid object your faith is useless

If you take poison—thinking it’s medicine—all the faith in the world won’t restore your life. Similarly, if Jesus is the only source of salvation, and you’re trusting in anyone or anything else for your salvation, your faith is useless.

Many people assume there are many paths to God and that each religion represents an aspect of truth. But Jesus said, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through Me” (John 14:6). He didn’t claim to be one of many equally legitimate paths to God, or the way to God for His day only. He claimed to be the only way to God—then and forever.

JESUS IS LORD

Contemporary thinking says man is the product of evolution. But the Bible says we were created by a personal God to love, serve, and enjoy endless fellowship with Him

The New Testament reveals it was Jesus Himself who created everything (John 1:3; Colossians 1:16). Therefore He also owns and rules everything (Psalm 103:19). That means He has authority over our lives and we owe Him absolute allegiance, obedience, and worship.

Romans 10:9 says, “If you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved.” Confessing Jesus as Lord means humbly submitting to His authority (Philippians 2:10-11). Believing that God has raised Him from the dead involves trusting in the historical fact of His resurrection—the pinnacle of Christian faith and the way the Father affirmed the deity and authority of the Son (Romans 1:4; Acts 17:30-31).

True faith is always accompanied by repentance from sin. Repentance is more than simply being sorry for sin. It is agreeing with God that you are sinful, confessing your sins to Him, and making a conscious choice to turn from sin and pursue holiness (Isaiah 55:7). Jesus said, “If you love Me, you will keep My commandments” (John 14:15); and “If you abide in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine” (John 8:31).

It isn’t enough to believe certain facts about Christ. Even Satan and his demons believe in the true God (James 2:19), but they don’t love and obey Him. Their faith is not genuine. True saving faith always responds in obedience (Ephesians 2:10).

Jesus is the sovereign Lord. When you obey Him you are acknowledging His lordship and submitting to His authority. That doesn’t mean your obedience will always be perfect, but that is your goal. There is no area of your life that you withhold from Him.

JESUS IS THE JUDGE

All who reject Jesus as their Lord and Savior will one day face Him as their Judge: “God is now declaring to men that all everywhere should repent, because He has fixed a day in which He will judge the world in righteousness through a Man whom He has appointed, having furnished proof to all men by raising Him from the dead” (Acts 17:30-31).

Second Thessalonians 1:7-9 says, “The Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with His mighty angels in flaming fire, dealing out retribution to those who do not know God and to those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus. And these will pay the penalty of eternal destruction, away from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power.”

HOW WILL YOU RESPOND?

Who does the Bible say Jesus is? The living God, the Holy One, the Savior, the only valid object of saving faith, the sovereign Lord, and the righteous Judge.

Who do you say Jesus is? That is the inescapable question. He alone can redeem you—free you from the power and penalty of sin. He alone can transform you, restore you to fellowship with God, and give your life eternal purpose. Will you repent and believe in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior?


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June 27, 2017 Truth2Freedom Briefing Report (US•World•Christian)

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At least three Republican senators said they would vote to block the current version of their party’s health-care bill from advancing, endangering Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s plan to repeal Obamacare.

The U.S. has a unique opportunity to develop a “North American energy strategy” with Canada and Mexico, Energy Secretary Rick Perry said, striking a conciliatory tone with the other members of the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Angela Merkel’s main election challenger demanded a parliamentary vote on gay marriage this week, stepping up pressure on the German chancellor over a divisive topic for her party bloc. Merkel said Monday that she’s open to having lawmakers vote their conscience on legalizing gay marriage, which her Christian Democrat-led bloc officially opposes, though she said she wants to keep it out of this year’s campaign. Social conservatives among her lawmakers view traditional marriage as a party hallmark that needs to be defended.

Google lost its biggest regulatory battle yet, getting a record $2.7 billion fine from European Union enforcers who say the search-engine giant skewed results to thwart smaller shopping search services.

The Trump administration said the U.S. suspects that Syrian forces are planning another chemical-weapons attack on rebel forces and issued a warning that President Bashar al-Assad risks paying “a heavy price” if it proceeds.

According to a Pew Research Center public survey of 37 countries, a median of just 22 percent of respondents have confidence in Trump to do the right thing in international matters, compared with 64 percent at the end of Barack Obama’s presidency. As a country, the U.S.’s favorable rating fell in the same period to 49 percent from 64 percent.

Basic rules of the road are needed before lawmakers allow companies from Apple Inc. to Ford Motor Co. to dramatically expand testing of self-driving cars, safety and consumer advocates will tell lawmakers Tuesday.

The U.S. will impose further punitive tariffs on imports of softwood lumber from Canada, escalating a longstanding trade dispute that’s already led to higher timber prices.

CNN accepted the resignations Monday of three journalists involved in a retracted story about a supposed investigation into a pre-inaugural meeting between an associate of President Donald Trump and the head of a Russian investment fund.

Sustained increases for home prices in 20 U.S. cities in April indicate the housing industry is juggling stable demand with a shortage of inventory.

AP Top Stories

An oil tanker truck crashed on a busy highway in Pakistan Sunday, killing at least 153 people when it exploded as crowds rushed to the scene to collect leaking fuel.

A civil rights historical marker in Mississippi has been vandalized, obliterating information about black teenager Emmett Till, who was kidnapped and lynched in 1955. The slaying galvanized the civil rights movement when Till’s mother, Mamie Till Mobley, had an open-casket funeral in Chicago to show how her 14-year-old son had been brutalized while he was visiting the Mississippi Delta.

Chelsea Manning has attended her first LGBTQ Pride event in New York City as a free woman. The network security expert who leaked nearly three-quarters of a million classified and not-classified military documents to WikiLeaks was seen during the massive march on the streets of Manhattan riding in a red convertible and waving a flag.

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called Sunday for a “lowering of rhetoric” between Qatar and a four-nation group led by Saudi Arabia after Doha denounced their sweeping list of demands.

Six people, including three children, were injured Sunday after a car ran into a large crowd gathered to celebrate the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr in the northern English city of Newcastle. Police said there was no information suggesting the incident was terror-related.

A Canadian soldier made history Monday by becoming the first woman to lead the Changing of the Guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace in London.

BBC

Firms around the globe are reporting that they have been hit by a major cyber-attack. Ukrainian firms, including the state power distributor and Kiev’s main airport were among the first to report issues. Some experts are suggesting that it could be a ransomware attack, similar to Wannacry which hit last month.

The world’s food security is increasingly reliant on 14 “chokepoints” for trade, a think-tank report has warned. UK-based Chatham House says more needs to be done to protect key transport routes such as the Panama Canal, the Suez Canal and the Turkish Straits. Almost 25% of the world’s food is traded on international markets. Infrastructure at the chokepoints is often old and would struggle to cope with natural disasters which are expected to grow in frequency as the planet warms, the report authors add.

Seven people have died after a passenger boat sank on a reservoir in north-western Colombia, officials said. 158 people were rescued, but two are still missing.

Authorities in north-eastern Nigeria have begun digging a 27km (17 mile) trench around the University of Maiduguri to prevent attacks by Boko Haram Islamist militants.

Fifty-two migrants have been found dead in the deserts of central Niger, near Séguédine. A group of 75 set out in three vehicles but were abandoned by traffickers, who feared the security forces.

India’s Supreme Court has rejected an attempt to stop the government making a controversial biometric identity card mandatory for social welfare schemes.

WND

UK – A private school for Orthodox Jewish girls aged three to eight faces closure because pupils are not taught about homosexuality or gender reassignment.


The Briefing 06-27-17

SCOTUS story #1: Big win for religious liberty as Supreme Court rules 7-2 in favor of Trinity Lutheran

SCOTUS story #2: Unanimous Supreme Court decision upholds most of President Trump’s travel ban

SCOTUS story #3: SCOTUS reverses AR Supreme Court, disestablishing biology-based birth registration

SCOTUS story #4: Supreme Court to hear momentous gay wedding cake case on religious liberty next term

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Top News – 6/27/2017

All Aboard the Temple Mount Express: Massive Government Infrastructure Underway to Bring Millions of Worshipers to Temple
For the first time in approximately 2,000 years, since the time of the Second Temple, plans are being formed by the Israeli government to build an effective infrastructure for Jews to make their obligatory pilgrimage to the Temple in Jerusalem.

EU fines Google record $2.7 billion in first antitrust case
EU antitrust regulators hit Alphabet (GOOGL.O) unit Google with a record 2.42-billion-euro ($2.7 billion) fine on Tuesday, taking a tough line in the first of three investigations into the company’s dominance in searches and smartphones.

‘Reform Jews, stay in America and don’t interfere here’
Haredi MK praises PM’s decision to freeze Western Wall plan, calls on Reform Jews to stay in US – and out of Israeli politics.

Bahrain accuses Qatar of military escalation in Gulf row
Bahrain’s foreign minister accused Qatar on Monday of creating a military escalation in a dispute with regional powers, in an apparent reference to Doha’s decision to let more Turkish troops enter its territory.

Kazakhstan seeks role as capital of ‘New Silk Road
Hosting major international fora, Astana is becoming an important venue for Euroasian economy.

Shin Bet chief warns of ‘real world surprises’ if cyber attackers go after Israel
Cyber attackers “can expect real world surprises” if they go after Israel, Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) chief Nadav Argaman told a Tel Aviv University cyber conference on Tuesday. In his first cyber speech since taking over the elite Israeli security agency in May 2016, Argaman said “our defense does not recognize any borders.” “We follow threats everywhere,” he said, adding “We connect the cyber and the physical world.”

Israel gears up for Jerusalem sovereignty fight in UNESCO
Israel is pushing to sway the 21 nations on UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee to reject a resolution disavowing Israeli sovereignty in Jerusalem, when the committee meets in Krakow, Poland, July 2-12. The diplomatic battle comes at the same time Israel is dealing with the American Jewish community over the centrality of the Western Wall as a global Jewish symbol.

Germany: Merkel paves way for gay marriage vote
German MPs are pressing Chancellor Angela Merkel for a free vote in parliament soon on legalising same-sex marriage, after she signalled a shift in her party’s position on it. Mrs Merkel surprised the German media by saying she favoured a “decision of conscience” on gay marriage. Her conservative Christian Democrats (CDU) have previously opposed it – unlike unlike the opposition Social Democrats (SPD), Free Democrats (FDP) and Greens.

US warns Syria over ‘potential’ plan for chemical attack
The US says Syria’s government appears to be preparing for a chemical weapons attack and has warned that it will “pay a very heavy price” if one takes place. The White House said similar activities had been seen before bombs containing the nerve agent Sarin were allegedly dropped on a rebel-held town in April. Dozens of people were killed, prompting President Donald Trump to order a missile strike on a Syrian airbase.

Syria war: Air strike on IS prison in Mayadin ‘kills dozens’
Almost 60 people have been killed in a suspected US-led coalition air strike on a prison run by so-called Islamic State in eastern Syria, activists say. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said 42 prisoners and 15 militants died when the facility in the Mayadin area was hit early on Monday. The activist-run Deirezzor24 website said the prisoners included civilians and Syrian rebels opposed to IS.

Biology no longer the only factor in birth certificates
The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that states must list both people in a same-sex couple as a child’s parents on their birth certificate, whether or not they are the child’s biological parents. The 6-3 decision overturned the Arkansas Supreme Court’s earlier ruling, which said that “it does not violate equal protection to acknowledge basic biological truths.” Justices Neil Gorsuch, Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito dissented in the Supreme Court decision.

Christian Preschoolers Banned from Saying ‘Amen’, Talking About the Bible
Children at a Christian preschool in Sweden are no longer allowed to say grace at mealtimes, “Amen”, or talk about the Bible, after a ruling by the Umeå municipality. Visiting the preschool for an inspection, supervisors…said the activities run contrary to the Education Act, which forbids educational content during school time from containing confessional elements, and states that children at must always have the choice of whether or not to participate.

Anti-Trump Leak Campaign Damaging U.S. and Allied Operations
A new wave of leaks targeting the Trump administration has actively endangered ongoing intelligence and military operations being conducted by the United States and its allies, sparking anger and concern inside and outside the White House, according to multiple conversations with senior U.S. officials intimately familiar with the situation.

Russian submarine successfully test-fires Bulava intercontinental missile
The Russian Northern Fleet’s Project 955 underwater missile cruiser Yuri Dolgoruky has successfully test-fired a Bulava missile from the Barents Sea and hit all the designated targets at the Kura practice range in Kamchatka, Russia’s Defense Ministry reported on Monday.

Fighting intensifies in Syrian Golan Heights
Fighting between government forces and opposition fighters has intensified in the Quneitra province in Syria’s south, situated in the 30 percent part of the Golan Heights under Syrian control.

Germany Tells Erdogan His Bodyguards “Not Welcome” At Next Week’s G-20 Summit
Ahead of the G-20 summit to be held in Hamburg next week where Turkey will be present, Germany has warned Turkey that members of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s security detail who were involved in a bloody melee in Washington last month “are not welcome in Germany.”

Broadway Play “1984” Is Causing Audiences To Vomit And Faint
Geroge Orwell’s legendary book, “1984“, was not in any way meant to be a prediction of our future, yet that’s exactly what appears to have happened. And now that there’s a Broadway play which follows the events in the book closely, many are finding it difficult to stomach.

OUTRAGE IN ISRAEL: New report finds that Turkey is paying Muslims in Israel over $1,250 a month to riot and terrorize Jews in Jerusalem
A Turkish organization funded partially by the Turkish government invested in a project intended to bring 500 thousand Israeli Arabs to the Al-Aqsa Mosque “to protect it against Israeli invasion and the threat of its destruction,” according to an investigation by Israel Hayom.

WATCH: Canadian Muslim Demands Pedophilia Be Legal
Canadian Muslims are happy the way Islam is going in Canada under Justin Trudeau, so far they’ve gotten all their demands met, like M-103 for example, will they earn their way to legalizing pedophilia? In Canada Bestiality is now legal, anything can happen it seems.

‘Unprecedented’ Amount of Child Porn Discovered in the Vatican 
As the Catholic Church battles to stem their continuing exposure of clerical pedophilia, detectives have uncovered an “unprecedented” amount of child pornography including images, videos and other explicit content discovered within the walls of the Vatican.

JW “Considering Legal Options” To Obtain Obama Spying Scandal Docs HIDDEN At Presidential Library
“There is no spying on Americans, we don’t have a domestic spying program,” former President Barack Obama said in 2013, and yet, that’s exactly what he did.

74,531,002 Enrolled in Medicaid/CHIP
…The total Medicaid/CHIP enrollment of 74,531,002 for April was greater than the population of France, which the CIA reports was 66,836,154 as of July 2016. It was also greater than the population of the United Kingdom (64,430,428) and Italy (62,007,540).

EXPLOSIVE: Mueller Personally Conducted Transfer Of Highly Enriched Uranium To Russia
Uranium One officials donated millions to the Clinton Foundation amid the sale of U.S. uranium to Russia.  It is now common knowledge that the foundation received millions of dollars from investors as Putin took over 20 percent of U.S. uranium deposits.


Project Veritas Catches CNN Producer On Tape Admitting That Trump-Russia Narrative Is Fake

Project Veritas has released a video of CNN Producer John Bonifield who was caught on hidden-camera admitting that there is no proof to CNN’s Russia narrative.

EDITOR’S NOTE: If this was a baseball game, we would be saying “CNN, 3 strikes your out”. As in lights out. Project Veritas strikes again in bringing us what the Liberal fake news media is really saying when they think the cameras are not rolling. The Trump-Russia hoax is officially dead, good riddance to bad rubbish. 

“I mean, it’s mostly b******t right now,” Bonifield says. “Like, we don’t have any giant proof.”

He confirms that the driving factor at CNN is ratings:

“It’s a business, people are like the media has an ethical phssssss… All the nice cutesy little ethics that used to get talked about in journalism school you’re just like, that’s adorable. That’s adorable. This is a business.”

According to the CNN Producer, business is booming. “Trump is good for business right now,” he concluded.

Bonifield further goes on to explain that the instructions come straight from the top, citing the CEO, Jeff Zucker:

“Just to give you some context, President Trump pulled out of the climate accords and for a day and a half we covered the climate accords. And the CEO of CNN (Jeff Zucker) said in our internal meeting, he said good job everybody covering the climate accords, but we’re done with that, let’s get back to Russia.”

Bonifield also acknowledged: “I haven’t seen any good enough evidence to show that the President committed a crime.” He continues:

“I just feel like they don’t really have it but they want to keep digging. And so I think the President is probably right to say, like, look you are witch hunting me. You have no smoking gun, you have no real proof.”

“To report not on facts, but instead on narratives that yield high ratings, is exactly the definition of fake news,” said James O’Keefe. “We said we are going after the media, and there is a lot more to come.” source


Even The Fed’s Own National Economy Activity Index Just Collapsed In May

06-26-2017 • http://www.zerohedge.com

Lies, Damned Lies, and Fed Press Conferences. The incessant outpouring of confidence in the future of economic growth in America espoused as reasoning for raising rates (when all around them, signals are collapsing) just got another slap in the face… this time self-inflicted.

The Chicago Fed National Economic Activity Index plunged to -0.26 in May – the biggest drop since August 2016…

The index draws on 85 economic indicators, and only 32 of the 85 monthly individual indicators made positive contributions.

Of course, this should hardly be a surprise…


John Bonifield, CNN Producer Says Russia Narrative “Mostly bulls–t right now,” President Trump is Right About Witch Hunt (VIDEO)

Sometimes Project Veritas is just a tad too smug for me. But they often do excellent work. Sometimes they hit. Sometimes they miss. This video is a base hit and doesn’t appear to be overly edited. Though some of the questions are a bit leading. Judge for yourself.

If Russia is a ratings winner for CNN, if what appears to be flat out “fake news”

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The Federal Government Owns 61 Percent Of Idaho, 64 Percent Of Utah And 84 Percent Of Nevada

Did you know that the federal government owns 28 percent of all land in the United States?  Today, the feds control approximately 640 million acres of land, and after decades of very poor management, many are calling on the states to take a larger role.  This is particularly true in the 11 western states where the federal government collectively owns 47 percent of all land.  East of the Mississippi River, the feds only own 4 percent of all land, and there is no reason for such a disparity to exist.  In Connecticut and Iowa, the federal government only owns 0.3 percent of all land.  Such an arrangement seems to work very well for those states, and so why can’t we dramatically reduce federal land ownership in the western states as well? (Read More…)


The Senate GOP’s Healthcare Plan Breaks Their Promises

Let’s concede two points. First, let us concede that the Senate Republicans’ healthcare plan does not repeal Obamacare. Despite years of promises, the GOP has no intention of repealing Obamacare.

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Post-MAGA, Pre-Apocalypse

Omega Letter

Events today are spinning faster and faster out of control. Unlike times past where one could point to the troubled shores of Europe and say…war is coming, today there are no safe harbors anymore. There isn’t a place on earth today that isn’t racked by violence, war, crime, depravity, or corruption. We don’t even have the luxury of pointing to some impending sign and say, “it” is coming.

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Why Teach The Second Coming? – Hal Lindsey

Jesus said to “watch” for His return. In Matthew 24:42, He said, “Be on the alert, for you do not know which day your Lord is coming.”

That means we need to know the signs of His coming. We need to study, and see how scripture lays out God’s end-times program. We need to know the promises He has made — including His promises to Abraham. We know He will keep His word. He will fulfill every bit of it. And that means, He will come again!

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Gender-Confused Kids Need Protection, Not Exploitation

In a piece over at LifeZette, Dr. Meg Meeker warns us that the moment we stop seeing children’s problems as problems, we stop helping them. “And when we cross boundaries,” says Meeker, “and force others to see their problems as normal, we solidify craziness as the norm.”  She writes:

Once more, the media have gone over the edge and made a mockery of little children. They ran a story about a child who alerted his parents to struggles over gender dysphoria — at the tender age of three.

And shame on his parents for letting them do so. MSN recently reported on the child — named Colt at birth — who rejected his gender and insisted on being called Emma because he said he was really a girl.

OK, I get it. The child has psychic turmoil and needs help. Or he’s playing a game. It’s hard to tell — because when he declared his gender confusion, he was three. Yes, three years old.

But that’s not really the problem. The real beef I have is with adults, particularly those in the media who push their agenda with a finger in our faces, saying, “See, we told you so,” by exploiting small children like Colt/Emma.

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Mid-Day Snapshot

June 26, 2017

A Supreme Second Amendment Disgrace

SCOTUS declines to hear a critical case about bearing arms after the Ninth Circuit’s egregious self-reversal.

The Foundation

“Among the features peculiar to the political system of the United States, is the perfect equality of rights which it secures to every religious sect.” —James Madison (1820)

They Will Stop the Music When They’re Sure Trump Can’t Find a Chair

The global financial system is the shakiest it has been since 1929 – with quadrillions in incredibly leveraged debt issued by governments, the big banks, Wall Street, and central banks around the world. Long-term bonds are down 20-40% globally over the past year – a strong indicator of things to come. Almost anything could trigger that collapse (i.e., the collapse of a major bank like the German Deutsche Bank, a major debt default of a European country, etc.). Or the system could be intentionally pushed over the edge by the Establishment at “just the right time, when they are hedged to profit most from the collapse and Trump can be completely blamed.

It is a given that all financial markets around the world are completely manipulated by the powers that be for their own benefit (profit), and in the instance of the recent election, the US stock market (which is poised for a giant crash) was held up (manipulated higher) to make Obama, Hillary, and the Democrats look good. It didn’t really help since the great majority in middle America are not even invested in the stock market.

Likewise, starting the day of the election and for weeks following, the gold market was manipulated in the futures market and fell from it highs close to $1350 to around $1207 – a drop of over $140. Never underestimate the manipulation of the powers-that-be. Of course they make billions off of such manipulations. But the day is coming (probably within 12 months) when the Establishment will lose total control of the markets in an unstoppable avalanche, and the stock market crash that should have happened before the election, but for their manipulation, will happen.

The Establishment definitely wants that to happen on Trump’s watch…. At some time in 2017, when they are properly prepositioned (hedged), they will very likely intentionally trigger the collapse and the depression that will follow. You should be well positioned in gold before that time.

(Excerpt from McAlvany Intelligence Advisor, December 2016)


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ZeroHedge Frontrunning: June 27

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  • Half of High-Skilled EU Workers Consider Leaving UK, Study says (Read More)
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  • Bank of England Orders Banks to Boost Capital (Read More)
  • British Households Are Finding It Easier to Pay The Bills (Read More)
  • World’s Biggest Wealth Fund Refuses to Be Silenced  (Read More)
  • Court confirms Dutch U.N. peace-keepers partly liable for Srebrenica massacre (Read More)
  • Can the City Survive? (Read More)
  • China, Kyrgyzstan border forces hold exercises to stop arms smuggling (Read More)
  • U.S. judge halts deportation of Iraqis nationwide (Read More)

Top Headlines – 6/27/2017

Sharansky warns some Diaspora Jews are rethinking Israel ties over Western Wall crisis

In first-ever direct challenge, Jewish Agency urges Israel to reinstate Western Wall deal

Fuming opposition looks to fell government over Western Wall reversal

Charging ‘betrayal’ over Western Wall, Reform leaders cancel Netanyahu meeting

Cabinet secretary slams Western Wall backlash, says critics ‘not paying attention’

Ultra-Orthodox parties look to put brakes on Saturday bus service

Latest UNESCO resolution targets Hevron, Jerusalem

Israel scrambles to quash UNESCO vote on holy sites

Trump pressure on settlements disappoints

Former anti-Semitism envoys warn of ‘terrible loss’ of post under Trump

Group of Top Ex-Israeli Security Officials Back US Legislation to Cut Funding of Palestinian Authority Over Terror Payments

US, Israel set up team to combat cybersecurity threat

Gaza rocket hits open area in southern Israel, no injuries

Israel strikes Hamas posts in Gaza after rocket-fire

IDF: bullets hit UN camp in Golan Heights

After IDF retaliates for spillover, Syrian army warns Israel

Syria warns Israel of ‘dangerous repercussions for aggressive action’

Liberman: No plans to attack Syria, but we won’t ignore provocation

Top Russian and US diplomats discuss cease-fire for Syria

What’s Behind Moscow’s Latest Threats in Syria

U.S. government websites hacked with pro-ISIS rant, officials say

Over 40 Convicted Terrorists Have Used Human Rights Laws to Stay in the UK

Trump Is on a Collision Course with Iran

Key senator says Congress to stop arms sales to Gulf until Qatar crisis is solved

Bahrain accuses Qatar of military escalation in Gulf row

Trump claims victory as travel ban partially reinstated

Supreme Court allows limited version of Trump’s travel ban to take effect and will consider case in fall

US says it will work with travel industry to implement travel ban

Trump travel ban: GOP lawmakers want Ruth Bader Ginsburg to recuse herself from case

Trump’s Indonesian business partner slapped with travel ban

Asylum seekers in Canada who fled Trump now trapped in legal limbo

Baltimore Restaurant Owner Says 30 Employees Left Due To ICE Crackdown On Immigration

New U.S. ambassador to China says North Korea a top priority

Lecturer canned for saying student ‘got what he deserved’ in North Korea

Japan on alert: Residents told to seek shelter or lie on ground in event of North Korea missile attack

Missile Threats Surging Worldwide, U.S. Defense Study Finds

Russian navy test-fires submarine-launched missile

Stalin tops Putin in Russian poll of greatest historical figures

Trump Pushes Aside Fearful Advisers, Calls For Big Showy Meeting With Putin

Trump eager for big meeting with Putin, but some advisers wary

Trump says Obama ‘colluded’ on Russia, without giving evidence

Trump blasts Obama, demands ‘apology’ over Russia probe

Trump believes Russia ‘probably’ behind election hacking

Mueller mum on much of team; members at risk of cyberintrusions from hackers they’re investigating

Three journalists quit CNN in fallout from retracted Russia story

Real-life drama in age of Trump challenges TV’s storytellers

Three-quarters of world has little or no confidence in Trump, Pew study finds

Loretta Lynch faces possible felony if alleged DNC emails exist: Judge Napolitano

Bernie Sanders and wife hire lawyers as FBI probes $10M loan

For Sale: Puerto Rico

After Puerto Rico’s Debt Crisis, Worries Shift to Virgin Islands

Illinois in danger of entering financial ‘death spiral’

Great recession fears as bankers warn next global crash could arrive ‘with a vengeance’

Why Americans Feel So Good About a Mediocre Economy

Seattle’s minimum wage hike hurting low-level workers, study says

Italy forced to bail out two more banks for 5.2bn euros

UK reveals details of post-Brexit offer to EU citizens

Google Could Be a Day Away From At Least $1 Billion EU Antitrust Fine

Is Amazon getting too big?

China’s All-Seeing Surveillance State Is Reading Its Citizens’ Faces

Someone made a ridiculous video about NASA finding aliens. News outlets took the bait.

5.3 magnitude earthquake hits south of the Fiji Islands

5.1 magnitude earthquake hits near Ovalle, Chile

5.1 magnitude earthquake hits near Santa Monica, Philippines

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Gharm, Tajikistan

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Leof, Indonesia

Strong earthquake activity on Kolbeinsey ridge

Karymsky volcano on Kamchatka, Russia erupts to 20,000ft

Klyuchevskoy volcano on Kamchatka, Russia erupts to 20,000ft

Reventador volcano in Ecuador erupts to 14,000ft

Bezymianny volcano on Kamchatka, Russia erupts to 13,000ft

Sinabung volcano in Indonesia erupts to 11,000ft

Nishinoshima volcano on Japan erupts to 10,000ft

Ulawun volcano on Papua New Guinea erupts to 10,000ft

Hurricane Dora Becomes the First Hurricane of the Eastern Pacific Season off Mexico’s Coast

Western fires continue raging even after scorching heatwave lets up

California to list glyphosate as cancer-causing; Monsanto vows fight

Two Cases of Plague Confirmed in New Mexico

Pharmacy head to be sentenced in deadly meningitis outbreak

Senate Obamacare Repeal Draft Includes Planned Parenthood Defunding, Pro-Life Language

Supreme Court takes on new clash of gay rights, religion

Supreme Court to hear case of baker’s refusal to make wedding cake for gay couple

Supreme Court to decide if gay rights trump everyone else’s rights

Gay Couples Entitled to Equal Treatment on Birth Certificates, Justices Rule

Same-Sex Marriage Support At All-Time High, Even Among Groups That Opposed It

ADL demands apology after Jewish participants kicked out of Chicago pride event

Jewish marchers say they were kicked out of a rally for inclusiveness because of their beliefs

Jewish groups blast ‘hypocritical’ ban on Jewish Pride flags at gay march

44 people detained during Istanbul’s banned LGBT pride event

US to say China among worst on human trafficking

When Evangelicals Become Useful Idiots for Islam

Ecumenical vs. Evangelical

Bethel Church peddling New Breed heresy (Part 3): Vallotton claims “You are gods”

Thrive Conference Video – Cool People Becoming Effective Visionary Leaders of Influence and Stuff!!

Southern Baptist Church in Tennessee Names Female Pastor

Pastor’s drug ring: Two cops, missing money and a threat

Swedish PM to Force State Church Priests to Perform Gay Marriages

U.S. Supreme Court Rules Arkansas Must Allow Lesbian ‘Spouses’ to Be Listed on Birth Certificates

6 Christians Charged With Forced Conversions in India After Taking 72 Children to Vacation Bible School

BREAKING NEWS: Utah’s Brian Head Fire Is Now Largest Active Wildfire in U.S.

Posted: 27 Jun 2017 08:00 AM PDT

Authorities ordered more evacuations near the site of a wildfire that has forced more than 1,500 people from their homes and cabins in southern Utah. The…

Read more at End Time Headlines.

Supreme Court Orders States to List Same-Sex Parents on Birth Certificates

Posted: 27 Jun 2017 07:51 AM PDT

The United States Supreme Court has reversed a lower court that upheld an Arkansas law that treated same-sex and opposite-sex married couples differently regarding the…

Read more at End Time Headlines.

Judgment, Wrath and Deceiving Spirits: You Won’t Hear Too Many Prophecies Like This Today

Posted: 27 Jun 2017 07:39 AM PDT

(By Bert Farias)”With great judgments will I plead with the population of this country. Great darkness is coming upon the countries that have heard My…

Read more at End Time Headlines.

‘Most Blasphemous Film of the Year’ Based on the Life of a Saint

Posted: 27 Jun 2017 07:32 AM PDT

Typically, a film based on the life of a saint doesn’t involve blatant blasphemy. However, The Ornithologist has decided to break every single boundary while relating the…

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Trump Warns Assad Will ‘Pay Heavy Price’ If He’s Plotting Chemical Weapons Attack in Syria

Posted: 27 Jun 2017 07:20 AM PDT

The White House warned Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Monday that he and his military would “pay a heavy price” if it conducted a chemical…

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Kansas School District Stops Team Prayers After Atheist Group FFRF Files Complaint

Posted: 27 Jun 2017 07:17 AM PDT

A public school district in Kansas has assured an atheist group that an inspiring moment when its boys basketball team came together at mid-court to…

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6 Christians Charged With Forced Conversions in India

Posted: 27 Jun 2017 06:54 AM PDT

Six Christians who were arrested in May for taking 72 children to a Vacation Bible School camp in Madhya Pradesh state, India, have reportedly been…

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DEVELOPING: Ukraine struck by massive cyber attack…

Posted: 27 Jun 2017 06:45 AM PDT

Ukraine’s national bank, state power company, and largest airport are among the targets of a huge cyber attack on government infrastructure. Rozenko Pavlo, the deputy…

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EU Slaps GOOGLE With Record $2.7 Billion Fine For Manipulation Searches

Posted: 27 Jun 2017 06:41 AM PDT

Google suffered a major blow on Tuesday after European antitrust officials fined the search giant a record $2.7 billion for unfairly favoring some of its…

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BREAKING NEWS: Israel Strikes Hamas Targets Following Gaza Rocket Attack

Posted: 26 Jun 2017 05:46 PM PDT

The Israeli Air Force targeted Hamas infrastructure in the Gaza Strip on Monday night following an earlier rocket attack from the Hamas-controlled territory, according to a statement…

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Yemen Now Facing ‘Worst Cholera Outbreak In The World

Posted: 26 Jun 2017 05:32 PM PDT