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November 9, 2016 Truth2Freedom Briefing Report (US•World•Christian)

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Nov. 9, 2016 |

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A divided America began to grapple Wednesday with the reality of Donald Trump being elected the 45th president following a stunning repudiation of the political establishment that jolted financial markets and likely will reorder the nation’s priorities and alter the U.S. relationship with the world.

Brexit was the warm-up. With the election of Donald Trump, the populist tide sweeping developed economies has now overtaken the world’s most powerful democracy. What exactly that means for the rest of the world depends upon just how serious the real estate developer and reality TV star was about his campaign pledges. Those ranged from triggering trade wars, to undermining the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, to stoking a new nuclear arms race.

Asian stocks slumped the most since June in volatile trading as Republican Donald Trump won the U.S presidential race, shocking investors who had expected Democrat Hillary Clinton to win. Markets from Japan to India fell the most since at least June 24, when Britain shocked investors by opting to leave the European Union, as investors dumped global risk securities and bought safe-haven assets including the yen and gold.

London-based gold dealer Sharps Pixley Ltd. is running out of bars and coins as buying surges after Donald Trump won the U.S. presidency.

India will withdraw high-denomination banknotes in the nation’s biggest crackdown against corruption in almost four decades. Five hundred rupee ($7.5) and 1,000 rupee notes will cease to be legal tender from Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in an unscheduled address to the nation. The notes in circulation will have to be deposited in banks by the end of December.

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Oklahoma regulators say they will shut down some disposal wells and reduce volume in others after a magnitude 5.0 earthquake struck near Cushing on Sunday night.

A hoax caller pretending to be air traffic controller tapped into restricted radio frequencies and forced an Australian commercial flight to pull up just before landing, a report said, with police investigating 15 such unauthorized transmissions.

When a scientist announced last decade that he’d built a new form of spacecraft propulsion called the EmDrive that didn’t require conventional fuel, it sounded too good to be true. But the great thing about science is that you don’t have to take someone’s findings at their word; you can test it for yourself. NASA did just that-and while the space agency hasn’t officially released its findings yet, a leaked copy of NASA’s report reveals the EmDrive seems to work as advertised.

Turkey could consider procuring a long-range missile defense system from other countries if its plan to develop one locally takes too long, a top defense official said on Tuesday.

Scrambling to defuse a massive scandal, South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Tuesday conceded to lawmakers the power to name her new prime minister, a move that could seriously hurt, or even destroy, her ability to govern.

A seven-year-old schoolgirl was killed and 32 Indian UN peacekeepers were wounded in an explosion in Goma in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the world body said.

Retailer Tesco Plc’s banking arm said on Tuesday that 2.5 million pounds ($3 million) had been stolen from 9,000 customers over the weekend in what cyber experts said was the first mass hacking of accounts at a western bank. Tesco Bank said it had resumed full service after the theft, which forced the suspension of online transactions on Monday.

Taco Bell Corp, a unit of Yum Brands Inc. said it would increase the number of restaurants in the United States to 8,000 and create 100,000 jobs by the end of 2022, as part of its push to reach $15 billion in sales.

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Canada’s immigration website has suffered an intermittent fault that made it inaccessible to visitors during the US election vote. Officials have confirmed that the cause was a higher than normal level of traffic.

Voters in California, Nevada and Massachusetts have endorsed the recreational use of marijuana in state-wide polls.

A Chinese court has handed a suspended death sentence to the head of a chemical factory for his role in blasts that killed 173 people last year. Ruihai Logistics chairman Yu Xuewei was also fined more than about $100,000 over the disaster in the eastern port city of Tianjin. He is among 49 staff and government officials jailed for their role in the firm’s illegal operations.

Haiti’s ministry of health and international aid organizations are launching a cholera vaccination campaign on Tuesday. Their aim is to vaccinate about 820,000 people within a week.

Gunmen have killed 36 gold miners in north-west Nigeria, police said. The attackers overran a mining camp in the Maru district of Zamfara state, in the latest in a series of similar raids in the region.

A US-led coalition air strike killed at least 16 civilians in a village north of so-called Islamic State’s Syrian stronghold of Raqqa, activists said.

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Since Donald Trump’s electoral victory was first announced, #Calexit has been trending on Twitter, with distraught Californians looking to form their own state.

Colorado has become the fifth state to approve assisted suicide. Terminally ill people with six months or less left to live, as determined by their doctor, will be allowed to buy medicine to kill themselves thanks to a vote Tuesday.

Because many refugees remain on the move, an informal network of new churches for Muslim converts has begun spreading in Britain, the Netherlands, Germany and elsewhere. One church in Berlin has counted 1,200 Muslims converted in just three years, most of them Afghans and Iranians. At a Persian church in Hamburg, meanwhile, more than 600 Pakistanis and Afghans lined up to be baptized during one service. According to a report in The Daily Beast, thousands-maybe tens of thousands-of Muslims have become followers of Jesus across Northern Europe.


Top News – 11/9/2016

The Leftwing Media Is Having a Meltdown Over Trump’s Victory–Here Are Their Headlines to Prove It
Nearly all the pundits and pollsters got this election wrong. A Donald Trump victory was seen as a long shot even reportedly to the Trump campaign itself. But now that President Trump has become a reality, the leftwing media is in full panic mode.

Israeli Leaders, Excited by Trump Win, Look Forward to Big Changes in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria
Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat called Trump a “devoted supporter of Jerusalem” and said that he expects him to move the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, as Trump promised on the campaign trail. He also extended an invitation to the president-elect, saying, “I am full of hope for your support for our activities for building in and developing Jerusalem for all her residents, and I invite you to visit the capital of Israel.”

Analysis: Six Thoughts on Donald Trump’s Breathtaking, Surreal Upset Victory
The Democratic establishment heavily tilted their primary in the favor of an incorrigibly corrupt liar, and they’ve paid an extraordinary political price for their myopic machinations. Hillary Clinton may have wriggled off the hook for her many scandals, but fate caught up with her. Her ultimate indictment was delivered by the American people.

Netanyahu: Trump will continue to strengthen our unique alliance
PM Netanyahu congratulates Donald Trump on his triumph, describing him as ‘a true friend,’ expressing confidence that the US-Israeli relationship will be elevated to ‘new heights’; international leaders also congratulate Trump, hoping the new administration will usher in a climate of peace, stability and cooperation.

Trump election puts Iran nuclear deal on shaky ground
The deal, harshly opposed by Republicans in Congress, was reached as a political commitment rather than a treaty ratified by lawmakers, making it vulnerable to a new U.S. president, such as Trump, who might disagree with its terms.

Trump campaign manager does not rule out special prosecutor for Hillary Clinton – MSNBC
Donald Trump’s campaign manager, speaking on MSNBC, said appointing a special prosecutor for Hillary Clinton can’t be ruled out, adding that discussion regarding the issue will happen “in due time.”

She. Has. Been. Stopped.
She. Has. Been. Stopped. I thank God these prayers have been answered in an absolutely stunning, historic and largely unexpected night.So now it’s official: Donald J. Trump will be the 45th President of the United States, Gov. Mike Pence will be the next Vice President of the United States, The House will remain in conservative Republican control. The Senate — another stunner — will remain under Republican control.

Trump Upset Victory Divinely Sent to Begin Messianic Process: Rabbis
Donald Trump’s upset victory in the presidential race over Hillary Clinton, who was heavily favored in virtually all the pre-election polls, seemed to defy the laws of nature, reason and sense. Several rabbis have an explanation, however: it was, quite simply, the will of God.

If Brexit was a Tremor, Is Trump an Earthquake?
Donald Trump has been named winner of the U.S. presidential election. Stocks, bonds and currencies reeled on Wednesday in Asia as vote tallies showed a clearer and clearer path to victory for Trump.

Mortar hits Golan Heights, no one hurt
A mortar shell from Syria landed inside Israeli territory in the Golan Heights region, the IDF reported Wednesday morning. No one was harmed by the mortar, and no property damage was reported. The landing was likely the result of a stray shell fired during the fighting in the war-ridden country.

Horror and fear strikes the Muslim world as Trump wins after months of anti-Islamic rhetoric
Horror and fear swept through Muslim countries after Donald Trump was confirmed as President of the Unites States after months of anti-Islamic rhetoric. …Muslims across Asia were struggling this morning to accept the news the populist candidate will take office in the White House, saying that ISIS would be happy he won the presidency race.

Rise in atmospheric CO2 slowed by green vegetation
The growth in the amount of CO2 in the Earth’s atmosphere has been slowed by the increased ability of plants to soak up the gas. A new study says that green vegetation has helped offset a large fraction of human related carbon emissions between 2002 and 2014. Plants and trees have become more absorbent say the authors, because of so much extra CO2 in the atmosphere.

Syria conflict: Coalition strike ‘kills 16 civilians near Raqqa’
A US-led coalition air strike killed at least 16 civilians in a village north of so-called Islamic State’s Syrian stronghold of Raqqa, activists say. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that six women and a child were among those who died in the raids on al-Heisha overnight. The IS-held village has been the target of a US-backed alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters seeking to capture Raqqa.

Rio de Janeiro workers invade assembly in protest at austerity
Thousands of public workers have stormed the Rio de Janeiro assembly in protest at austerity plans to deal with the Brazilian city’s financial crisis. The measures, including cuts salaries, were announced last week. Many public workers have not been paid in months. On Monday the federal government froze Rio’s accounts ordering the state to pay millions of dollars in unpaid debt.

Shock as India scraps 500 and 1,000 rupee bank notes
Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley says “honest people” have no need to worry about a decision to scrap 1,000 and 500 rupee notes. Mr Jaitley said the move would flush out tax evaders, adding that all old notes deposited in banks would be subjected to tax laws. The surprise move, announced on Tuesday evening, is part of a crackdown on corruption and illegal cash holdings.

US Election 2016: Asia markets jolted by Trump win
Asian stocks have fallen sharply as Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton in the race for the White House. All regional markets closed lower, with money flowing into safe haven stocks, gold and currencies including the yen. Japan’s Nikkei 225 dropped by 5.4% while European and US markets are expected to slide when trading resumes on Wednesday.

Iran urges Trump to uphold nuclear deal during presidency
US President-elect Donald Trump should stay committed to the international nuclear deal with Iran, Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was quoted as saying by Tasnim news agency on Wednesday. “The United States should fulfil its commitments in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (the nuclear deal) as a multilateral international agreement,” Zarif was quoted as saying while on a visit to Romania.

Netanyahu: Trump will bring US-Israel ties to ‘greater heights’
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday congratulated Donald Trump on his election as the 45th president of the United States. “President-elect Trump is a true friend of the State of Israel,” Netanyahu said on Wednesday. “I look forward to working with him to advance security, stability and peace in our region.”

Israeli Right hails Trump: ‘The era of a Palestinian state is over’
After congratulating President-elect Donald Trump, and thanking defeated Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton for her friendship to Israel, Bayit Yehudi chairman and Education Minister Naftali Bennett said “the era of a Palestinian state is over.” “Trump’s victory is an opportunity for Israel to immediately retract the notion of a Palestinian state in the center of the country, which would hurt our security and just cause.

Trump stuns world with White House defeat of Clinton
Republican Donald Trump stunned the world by defeating heavily favored rival Hillary Clinton in Tuesday’s presidential election, ending eight years of Democratic rule and sending the United States on a new, uncertain path. …Trump rode a wave of anger toward Washington insiders to win the White House race against Clinton…

Mexican peso plunges 10% to record low vs. dollar as election unease builds
The Mexican peso plummeted against the U.S. dollar to record lows Tuesday night as Donald Trump won Ohio and took the lead in the electoral count.

Republicans keep control of Senate and House after decisive wins in Pennsylvania, Indiana, Wisconsin and N.C.
The Senate will remain in Republican control, after Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey (R) beat out his Democratic challenger Katie McGinty to retain his seat, dashing the Democrats’ hope of a return to power in Congress next year.

One killed near California polling sites, shooter found dead
– A gunman went on a shooting spree near California polling stations, killing one man and wounding two women before dying following a shootout with police, authorities said.

Moderate quake strikes off Chile coast
A 5.9-magnitude quake struck in the Pacific off the coast of Chile early Tuesday, the US Geological Survey reported. The quake hit at about 0500 GMT, about 60 kilometers (40 miles) northwest of the city of Concepcion and at a depth of 17 kilometers, the agency said.

‘God Particle’ nuke scientists accused of causing killer earthquakes in Italy
The Centre for Nuclear Research (CERN) has been accused of creating shockwaves that triggered the natural disaster that killed more than 200 in Italy just weeks ago. The huge lab in Geneva is home to researchers are trying to find the illusive God Particle.

Magnitude 4.0 earthquake shakes Oklahoma
A magnitude 4.0 earthquake shook Oklahoma Tuesday evening around 8:15 p.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake originated outside of Medford, Oklahoma.

U.S. Completes 22 Straight Years of Merchandise Trade Deficits With Mexico
The United States ran a merchandise trade deficit of $5,243,300,000 with Mexico in September, according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Geologists explain Oklahoma earthquakes, ponder ‘unknown’
For about 100 years or so, there had been only two earthquakes that came close to a magnitude 5.0 in Oklahoma, said George Choy, a geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey. During the past five years, there have been at least four 5.0 or greater earthquakes — including the one Sunday that was the third such earthquake this year.

Netanyahu attacks Israeli media, singles out investigative journalist
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered an unprecedented vilification of the Israeli media on Monday, accusing a leading television journalist of being part of a plot to bring down his right-wing government.


Listen up “liberals,” This is a BIG part of why Trump won

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We’ve argued in these virtual pages that political correctness is anti-intellectual, anti-Enlightenment, and a tool deployed by bullies all too often. For many Trump was a stand against progressive newspeak.

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Gutfeld: Small town America is tired of being mocked

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It’s all over: How hackers & whistleblowers killed the Clinton campaign

Now that Donald Trump has beaten Hillary Clinton to become the president-elect of the United States, speculation has begun about what went so wrong in the Clinton campaign.
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The Briefing 11-09-16

Trump elected 45th President of the US: Understanding the electoral forces behind a stunning victory

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Top Headlines – 11/9/2016

  • IT’S TRUMP! STUNNING OUTSIDER VICTORY FOR 45TH PRESIDENT (Read More)
  • Trump Surges to Stunning Victory (Read More)
  • Trump takes the White House in stunning upset (Read More)
  • Trump Pledges to Rebuild America (Read More)
  • ‘Deplorables’ Rise Up to Reshape America (Read More)
  • Trump, as Outsider, Broke Every Rule on Road to Victory (Read More)
  • Markets Pare Losses After Plunging on Trump Win (Read More)
  • Trump’s Win Goes Down Hard in Mexico (Read More)
  • ‘Go to hell!’ A divided America struggles to heal after ugly election (Read More)
  • Under $5 each, Trump’s votes came cheap (Read More)
  • Capital Punishment Restored in Nebraska, Expanded in Oklahoma (Read More)
  • Voters Approve Recreational Marijuana in Four States (Read More)
  • Wall Street elite stunned at Trump triumph (Read More)
  • More Pot, Fewer Guns, Higher Pay: How Americans Voted (Read More)
  • Trump election puts Iran nuclear deal on shaky ground (Read More)
  • Clinton Couldn’t Rise Above an Angry Electorate (Read More)
  • Italy’s Next in the Crosshairs for Anti-Establishment Wave (Read More)
  • Republicans gain governorships, but North Carolina up in the air (Read More)
  • Sarkozy Says Trump Win, Brexit Show Popular Desire for Change (Read More)
  • World leaders pledge to work with Trump after U.S. election stunner (Read More)
  • OPEC Deal Becomes More Urgent, Harder to Agree On (Read More)

UN committees adopt 10 resolutions against Israel in a single day

PM meets with Israeli Ambassador to UNESCO to discuss resuming cooperation

Water crisis looms as PA refuses to cooperate with Israel

Police Warn Israelis About Potential Perils of Frequenting Palestinian Villages for Good Deals on Goods, Services

Bill banning boycotters from Israel moves forward

Israel stymies Palestinian attempts to join Interpol

Herzog calls on Netanyahu to disavow allies who support Trump

Yasser Arafat museum to open in his old West Bank headquarters

Israel-Albania soccer game moved due to terror threats

At least 295 civilians kidnapped by ISIS west of Mosul, UN says

ISIS forces thousands of civilians to retreat with them from town near Mosul – UN

German police arrest five in raid on ‘IS network’

ISIS Threatens to ‘Slaughter’ Apostate Muslims Who Vote in US Elections

Russia to launch ‘large-scale’ airstrikes on Syria as Americans vote

US Slams Russian Plans to Strike Terrorists Around Aleppo

UN chief alarmed at ‘weakening taboo’ on Syria chemical use

‘I hate this beard. By God, I hate it’: Iraqi men celebrate their freedom by shaving

Paris and Brussels terror attacks were coordinated by Syria-based jihadist called Oussama Atar, French and Belgian intelligence believe

Iran calls for a political solution to wars in Yemen, Syria

Erdogan reminds Turks of old empire, with his eye on new powers

Turkey, EU trade barbs, but little sign of action

Philippines President Duterte threatens to cancel major US arms deal

Hong Kong lawyers prepare protest march after China inflames political crisis

China’s Internet controls will get stricter, to dismay of foreign business

India trying to fix hacked websites of 7 of its embassies

A new application that promises to be the “Photoshop of speech” is raising ethical and security concerns

Merkel warns of possible Russian interference in German vote

Donald Trump declared winner in shock result

The Presidential Election Is Suddenly a Lot Closer Than Anyone Thought

Trump shocks pollsters, wins key states of Florida, Ohio

How the pollsters got the US election wrong – just like Brexit

Republicans march toward defense of Senate, House majorities

Republicans hold the House and hang on to the Senate, but will that end the Washington gridlock?

White evangelicals voted overwhelmingly for Donald Trump, exit polls show

Schieffer On Election Eve: It’s As If The Nation Is ‘Enduring Some Kind Of Curse’

Executive orders, pardons, ‘midnight’ regulations expected as Obama presidency draws to close

WikiLeaks founder denies trying to influence US election

Sweden Says Julian Assange To Face Questioning Next Week

Hacking concern on Election Day: The companies that bring you the news

Firm Demonstrates Ease of Hacking a Voting Machine

North Carolina Extends Voting After Computer Failures at Polls

1 dead, 2 critically injured in shooting near Azusa polling station; heavily armed assailant found dead

The Arab world on the US elections: ‘No hope’

Topless protesters removed from polling station where Donald Trump later cast his ballot

Russian TV is showing nude Melania Trump and election rigging ahead of U.S. election

Lady Gaga lights up Twitter by wearing ‘Nazi-inspired’ uniform at Clinton rally

Barack Obama mocks Donald Trump for losing his Twitter privileges

Jordanian airline mocks Trump’s Muslim ban ahead of US election

Obama’s ‘failed regime’ will enter the ‘cesspool of history,’ says North Korea

Canada’s immigration website has crashed and people are wondering whether Trump is the reason

Celebs moving if Donald Trump wins

Hollywood Freaks Out: ‘About to Throw Up’

Silicon Valley is freaking out about the election right now

Universities help students cope with Election Day stress

LAPD Preparing For Riots If Trump Wins

Gun control measures expected to win in four US states

Global markets tank as U.S. election results shock

Asian Shares Tumble as Trump Gains

Stock Futures Plunge as Donald Trump Posts Strong Showing

Trump win could send gold up 10% to $1,400

Mexico peso plunges to life low as Trump homes in on U.S. presidency

Fed’s Evans says it’s tough to dissuade Fed from December rate hike

U.S. Completes 22 Straight Years of Merchandise Trade Deficits With Mexico

NASA astronaut casts his ballot from outer space

NASA’s latest innovation: swarms of tiny satellites

How GOES-R will help to revolutionize weather forecasting

5.9 magnitude earthquake hits near Talcahuano, Chile

5.1 magnitude earthquake hits near El Hoyo, Argentina

5.1 magnitude earthquake hits near Talcahuano, Chile

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near West of Macquarie Island

Geologists explain Oklahoma earthquakes, ponder ‘unknown’

Sabancaya volcano in Peru erupts to 25,000ft

Ruiz volcano in Colombia erupts to 18,000ft

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

Fuego volcano in Guatemala erupts to 15,000ft

Santa Maria volcano in Guatemala erupts to 14,000ft

Turrialba volcano in Costa Rica erupts to 14,000ft

Massive sinkhole swallows road in Japan

Giant snowballs are mysteriously washing up on a beach in Siberia

UN report: Human footprint ‘increasingly visible’ in climate

Pig experiment may have exposed Canadian lab worker to Ebola

Seniors Suffer Amid Widespread Fraud By Medicaid Caretakers

Five states consider legalizing marijuana

Six new Beatitudes proposed by Pope Francis

Girl, 4, decapitated in Indian ritual sacrifice

Police: Man Claiming To Be Vampire Attacks Grocery Store Employee

Trump Elected President, Thanks to 4 in 5 White Evangelicals

Where Is Hillary Clinton? Runner Up Refuses to Address Her Supporters

Five Nigerian Men Set Free After Killing Christian Woman for ‘Blasphemy’


John Podesta Refuses to Concede, Hillary Clinton Fails to Show

Posted: 09 Nov 2016 06:28 AM PST

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton failed to show up at her own victory party at the Jacob K. Javits center, while campaign chairman John Podesta…

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Trump and Republican Victory Could Deal “Death-Blow” to Obamacare

Posted: 09 Nov 2016 06:21 AM PST

The Republican victory, giving candidate Donald Trump the keys to the White House and with the party itself retaining dominance in Congress, could become a…

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No Matter What Happens, We Won’t Know Who the Next President Will Be Until Dec. 19

Posted: 09 Nov 2016 06:10 AM PST

(By Michael Snyder) Most Americans assume that their votes decide who the next president will be, but that is actually not the case. It is…

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Netanyahu congratulates Trump on Presidential Victory

Posted: 09 Nov 2016 06:07 AM PST

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu congratulated Donald Trump on Wednesday, following his victory in Tuesday’s election. Netanyahu, who assiduously avoided commenting on the race prior to…

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Hollywood In Meltdown Mode over Trump Victory!

Posted: 09 Nov 2016 05:56 AM PST

Celebrities took to Twitter to express their outrage and disappointment over Donald Trump’s win. Most of Hollywood supported Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail, urging…

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Canadian lab worker possibly exposed to Ebola virus during experiment

Posted: 09 Nov 2016 05:47 AM PST

A Canadian lab worker may have been accidentally exposed to Ebola while working with pigs that were infected with the virus on Monday.  The man…

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Executive orders, pardons, ‘midnight’ regulations expected to accelerate as Obama presidency draws to close

Posted: 09 Nov 2016 05:42 AM PST

Look out for the executive orders, the “midnight” regulations and, perhaps most controversially, the pardons. As President Obama runs out the clock on his eight-year…

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Donald Trump says he will honor ‘forgotten men and women’ as president

Posted: 09 Nov 2016 05:38 AM PST

Donald Trump shocked the nation and financial markets Wednesday by defeating Hillary Clinton after a bitterly contested presidential race that alternately electrified and repulsed millions…

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Mexican peso plunges more than 12% to record low vs. dollar on Trump election upset

Posted: 09 Nov 2016 05:33 AM PST

The Mexican peso tumbled against the U.S. dollar as Hillary Clinton conceded the presidential election to Donald Trump. “Shock and awe in the FX markets….

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Protests Ignite In California After Trump Win

Posted: 09 Nov 2016 05:30 AM PST

Hours after Donald Trump became president-elect, spontaneous protests erupted early Wednesday in Oakland as demonstrators sought to block freeways in the city. A protestor was…

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World In Shock As Stunning Outsider Victory For 45th President

Posted: 09 Nov 2016 05:27 AM PST

Donald Trump claimed his place Wednesday as America’s 45th president, an astonishing victory for the celebrity businessman and political novice who capitalized on voters’ economic…

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Canada’s main immigration website Crashes with Trump poised to win election

Posted: 08 Nov 2016 09:36 PM PST

Maybe some Americans were serious when they threatened they would move to Canada if Republican presidential candidate became successful in his often polarizing campaign for…

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Markets plummet – 760 Points amid tight race between Trump, Clinton

Posted: 08 Nov 2016 07:22 PM PST

Stock futures took a nosedive as states reported Tuesday night, revealing a tightly-contested 2016 presidential election between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. With each state…

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PA Voters Report Seeing Trump Votes Switch To Clinton Before Their Eyes

Posted: 08 Nov 2016 06:56 PM PST

Today is Election Day and for the most part, voting has been smooth. Many areas are already seeing long lines with some officials saying they…

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LAPD Prepping For “Riot Mode” In Preparation Of Donald Trump Win

Posted: 08 Nov 2016 06:43 PM PST

While not overtly ramping things up as much as the New York Police Department is tonight on the East Coast, the Los Angeles Police Department…

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Shooting reported near California polling places

Posted: 08 Nov 2016 03:38 PM PST

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is assisting with a shooting investigation in Azusa, Calif., according to the department’s Twitter account. The tweet reported the…

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Our Time is Short

Read: Recommitting Your Life To God and Jesus Christ – Restoration and Forgiveness With God and Jesus Christ (Updated Version)


What is The Gospel?

God made everything out of nothing, including you and me. His main purpose in creation was to bring him pleasure.

The chief way in which we as humanity do this is through loving, obeying, and enjoying him perfectly.

Instead of this, we have sinned against our loving Creator and acted in high-handed rebellion.

God has vowed that he will righteously and lovingly judge sinners with eternal death.

But God, being merciful, loving, gracious, and just, sent his own son, Jesus Christ, in the likeness of man to live as a man; fulfilling his perfect requirements in the place of sinners; loving, obeying, and enjoying him perfectly.

And further, his son bore the eternal judgment of God upon the cross of Calvary, as he satisfied the eternal anger of God, standing in the place of sinners. God treated Jesus as a sinner, though he was perfectly sinless, that he might declare sinners as perfect.

This glorious transaction occurs as the sinner puts their faith (dependence, trust) in the Lord Jesus Christ as their substitute. God then charges Christ’s perfection to the sinner, and no longer views him as an enemy but instead an adopted son covered in the perfect righteousness of his son.

God furnished proof that this sacrifice was accepted by raising Jesus from the dead.

God will judge the world in righteousness and all of those who are not covered in the righteousness of Christ, depending on him for forgiveness, will be forced to stand on their own to bear the eternal anger of God.

Therefore, all must turn from sin and receive Christ Jesus as Lord.


What Is the Gospel?

There is no greater message to be heard than that which we call the gospel. But as important as that is, it is often given to massive distortions or over simplifications. People think they’re preaching the gospel to you when they tell you, ‘you can have a purpose to your life’, or that ‘you can have meaning to your life’, or that ‘you can have a personal relationship with Jesus.’ All of those things are true, and they’re all important, but they don’t get to the heart of the gospel.

The gospel is called the ‘good news’ because it addresses the most serious problem that you and I have as human beings, and that problem is simply this: God is holy and He is just, and I’m not. And at the end of my life, I’m going to stand before a just and holy God, and I’ll be judged. And I’ll be judged either on the basis of my own righteousness–or lack of it –or the righteousness of another. The good news of the gospel is that Jesus lived a life of perfect righteousness, of perfect obedience to God, not for His own well being but for His people. He has done for me what I couldn’t possibly do for myself. But not only has He lived that life of perfect obedience, He offered Himself as a perfect sacrifice to satisfy the justice and the righteousness of God.

The great misconception in our day is this: that God isn’t concerned to protect His own integrity. He’s a kind of wishy-washy deity, who just waves a wand of forgiveness over everybody. No. For God to forgive you is a very costly matter. It cost the sacrifice of His own Son. So valuable was that sacrifice that God pronounced it valuable by raising Him from the dead – so that Christ died for us, He was raised for our justification. So the gospel is something objective. It is the message of who Jesus is and what He did. And it also has a subjective dimension. How are the benefits of Jesus subjectively appropriated to us? How do I get it? The Bible makes it clear that we are justified not by our works, not by our efforts, not by our deeds, but by faith–and by faith alone. The only way you can receive the benefit of Christ’s life and death is by putting your trust in Him–and in Him alone. You do that, you’re declared just by God, you’re adopted into His family, you’re forgiven of all of your sins, and you have begun your pilgrimage for eternity.


The Gospel In A Nutshell

Now, with regard to this rule of faith—that we may from this point acknowledge what it is which we defend—it is, you must know, that which prescribes the belief that there is one only God, and that He is none other than the Creator of the world, who produced all things out of nothing through His own Word, first of all sent forth; that this Word is called His Son, and, under the name of God, was seen “in diverse manners” by the patriarchs, heard at all times in the prophets, at last brought down by the Spirit and Power of the Father into the Virgin Mary, was made flesh in her womb, and, being born of her, went forth as Jesus Christ; thenceforth He preached the new law and the new promise of the kingdom of heaven, worked miracles; having been crucified, He rose again the third day; (then) having ascended into the heavens, He sat at the right hand of the Father; sent instead of Himself the Power of the Holy Ghost to lead such as believe; will come with glory to take the saints to the enjoyment of everlasting life and of the heavenly promises, and to condemn the wicked to everlasting fire, after the resurrection of both these classes shall have happened, together with the restoration of their flesh. This rule, as it will be proved, was taught by Christ, and raises amongst ourselves no other questions than those which heresies introduce, and which make men heretics.

Tertullian, “On Prescription Against Heretics,” Chapter XIIl


What Is the Gospel?

This post is adapted from the tract “What Is the Gospel?” by Greg Gilbert.


A Message from God

What exactly do Christians mean when they talk about the “gospel of Jesus Christ”? Since the word “gospel” means “good news,” when Christians talk about the gospel, they’re simply telling the good news about Jesus! It’s a message from God saying, “Good news! Here is how you can be saved from my judgment!” That’s an announcement you can’t afford to ignore.

Why Is the Gospel Good News?

So, what is the good news about Jesus Christ?

Since the earliest Christians announced the good news about Jesus, it has been organized around these questions:

  1. Who made us, and to whom are we accountable?
  2. What is our problem?
  3. What is God’s solution to our problem?
  4. How can I be included in his solution?

Christians through the centuries since Christ have answered those questions with the same truth from the Bible.

  1. We are accountable to God.
  2. Our problem is our sin against him.
  3. God’s solution is salvation through Jesus Christ.
  4. We come to be included in that salvation by faith and repentance.

Let’s summarize those points like this: God, Mankind, Jesus Christ, and Our Response.

God

The first thing to know about the good news of Jesus is that “in the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth” (Gen. 1:1). Everything starts from that point, so if you get that point wrong then everything else that follows will be wrong. Because God created everything—including us—he has the right to tell us how to live. You have to understand that in order to understand the good news about Jesus. To understand just how glorious and life-giving the gospel of Jesus Christ is, we have to understand that God is also holy and righteous. He is determined never to ignore or tolerate sin. Including ours!

Mankind

When God created the first human beings, Adam and Eve, he intended for them to live under his righteous rule in perfect joy—obeying him and living in fellowship with him. When Adam disobeyed God, though, and ate the one fruit that God had told him not to eat, that fellowship with God was broken. Moreover, Adam and Eve had declared rebellion against God. They were denying his authority over their lives.

It’s not just Adam and Eve who are guilty of sin. The Bible says, “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). Sin is the rejection of God himself and his authority over those to whom he gives life.

Once you understand sin in that light, you begin to understand why “the wages of sin is death” (Romans 6:23). That’s not just physical death, but spiritual death, a forceful separating of our sinful, rebellious selves from the presence of God forever. The Bible teaches that the final destiny for unbelieving sinners is eternal, active judgment in a place called “hell.”

But . . .

Jesus Christ

The word “Christ” means “anointed one,” referring to anointing a king with oil when he is crowned. So, when we say “Jesus Christ,” we’re saying that Jesus is a King!

When Jesus began his public ministry, he told the people, “The kingdom of God is at hand. Repent and believe the good news!” As Jesus died on a cross, the awful weight of all our sins fell on his shoulders. The sentence of death God had pronounced against rebellious sinners struck. And Jesus died. For you and me!

But the story doesn’t end there. Jesus the Crucified is no longer dead. The Bible tells us that he rose from the grave. Jesus’s rising from the grave was God’s way of saying, “What Jesus claimed about who he is and what he came to do is true!”

Our Response

What does God expect us to do with the information that Jesus died in our place so we can be saved from God’s righteous wrath against our sins? He expects us to respond with repentance and faith.

To repent of our sins means to turn away from our rebellion against God. Repentance doesn’t mean we’ll bring an immediate end to our sinning. It does mean, though, that we’ll never again live at peace with our sins.

Not only that, but we also turn to God in faith. Faith is reliance. It’s a promise-founded trust in the risen Jesus to save you from your sins. If God is ever to count us righteous, he’ll have to do it on the basis of someone else’s record, someone who’s qualified to stand in as our substitute. And that’s what happens when a person is saved by Jesus: All our sins are credited to Jesus who took the punishment for them, and the perfect righteousness of Jesus is then credited to us when we place our trust in what he has done for us! That’s what faith means—to rely on Jesus, to trust in him alone to stand in our place and win a righteous verdict from God!


Ravi Zacharias explains the gospel in two minutes:


The Gospel on 5 Fingers

The five main components of the gospel can be remembered on 5 fingers of one hand. Here they are:

1) Jesus’ birth
2) Jesus’ life
3) Jesus’ death
4) Jesus’ resurrection
5) Jesus’ ascension

Obviously each point can be elaborated on depending on how much time you have. Here’s the short version:

1) Jesus’ birth – Jesus, God himself, the creator of the universe, the Messiah, became a human being – took on flesh, and was born of a virgin.

2) Jesus’ life – Jesus lived a life of perfect obedience to his Father. Though he was tempted in every way as we are, he never once sinned.

3) Jesus’ death – on the cross, Jesus himself took all our sins and paid for them. God the father counted all our sins to Jesus as if he himself had personally committed them. Then Jesus bore God’s wrath towards sin – the punishment we deserved – as a substitute for us.

4) Jesus’ resurrection – within 3 days, Jesus rose physically from the dead, proving that his sacrifice for sins have been accepted by God, since the punishment for sin was death. Jesus was seen by numerous people after he rose including 500 at one time (1 Corinthians 15).

5) Jesus’ ascension – Jesus ascended physically into heaven where he reigns as King of kings and Lord of lords. And someday he will return to the earth.

That’s the gospel, the good news, and if we believe in Jesus Christ and this good news and call upon him he will save us from our sins and give us eternal life.

That’s a simple way to remember the gospel – five fingers. Even a child can do it. So ask God to give you opportunities to share his good news today.


Please take the time to watch this clip, so that you might understand the authentic Gospel


This is the Gospel:

Friend, God is holy. There is a God in heaven who has created you and me, and He is the authority over both of us. He is perfectly holy. “In Him is Light, and there is no darkness at all” (1 John 1:5). And the problem with that is that if we want to have fellowship with God, we have to be light and no darkness at all. And yet here’s the problem: we are darkness. We are sinful. We’ve all broken His law. We’ve all lied, stolen, we’ve all looked with lust, we’ve all been angry with our brothers in our hearts. We’ve all fallen short of the glorious standard of perfection that God requires (Rom 3:23). And there’s nothing we can do about it. No amount of works, no amount of contrition, no amount of bad feelings, no amount of church attendance, no amount of Bible reading, no amount of evangelism can earn forgiveness of our sins and the righteousness which God requires (Titus 3:5; cf. Isa 64:6).

And yet God is gracious, and He loves us, and as His creatures He wants to display His glory in us by rescuing us from that. And so He sent His Son—God in the flesh, the Lord Jesus Christ—to be born as a helpless little baby (John 1:14; 3:16; Col 2:9). God of the universe, Sustainer of the universe, Himself being sustained in the womb of a teenage Hebrew girl, and upholding the world by the word of His power (Heb 1:3) while He is upheld by the nutrients from her own body! Unspeakable! And in great humility, He grows up with the growing pains of life in a fallen world, though He Himself never being with any sin—without sin entirely (2 Cor 5:21; Heb 4:15; 7:26). And He lives a perfectly righteous life. The way that you and I have failed to live before God—the way that we have failed in thought, word, and deed, and fallen short of God’s glory—Christ never did. Not even a thought. He loved God, His Father, perfectly. He always walked in perfect righteousness. He lived the life that you were commanded to live, that I was commanded to live, that we failed to live. He lived that perfect life that God is worthy of.

And not only did He live for us, He died for us. He went to the cross. Our sin demanded death. Our sin demanded eternal punishment. Our sin demanded wrath—just wrath exercised on us for eternity (Rom 6:23). But because of the infinite worth of Christ’s person, He was on that cross. And on that cross, God exercised upon Him the full fury of His own anger (Rom 3:24–26; 2 Cor 5:21; Gal 3:10–14), that was rightly due to me and rightly due to you, and that you will experience if you don’t turn from your sin and trust in this Messiah. Christ was born, lived, died, and was raised (1 Cor 15:3–4). And He rose from the grave after being dead, demonstrating His victory over sin and death.

And now God promises that if you turn from your sin, if you repudiate all that you are and all that you were and all that you love, and you turn away from a life of pursuing sin—and if you repudiate not only your bad works but your good works, if you turn from trying to earn your salvation by all the good deeds that you might want to do as a moral person—if you turn away from all of that (Acts 17:30–31), and you trust in Christ alone for righteousness (Phil 3:7–8; cf. Rom 3:28; 10:4), God promises that He will forgive you. He will have treated Christ on the cross as if Christ lived your life. And He will then treat you, justly and legally and righteously, as if you lived Christ’s perfect life of righteousness (2 Cor 5:21). And you can be saved to know the God you were created to love and enjoy. You can have the fullness of joy, the eternal pleasures that are at the Father’s right hand in heaven (Ps 16:11), and begin even now, because eternal life is to know God (John 17:3).

Friend, would you repent? Would you turn from your sin and trust in this perfect Savior to avail for you before God, to pay for your sin and to provide your righteousness?


Ready to start your new life with God?

Who do you think that I am?

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: Read more


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The Perseverance (Security) of the Saints

Notice all the Scripture references!

It is not just a handful of texts that teach the perseverance of the saints: the entire gospel sustains and confirms it. The Father has chosen them before the foundation of the world (Eph. 1:4), ordained them to eternal life (Acts 13:48), to be conformed to the image of his Son (Rom. 8:29). This election stands (Rom. 9:11; Heb. 6:17) and in due time carries with it the calling and justification and glorification (Rom. 8:30). Christ, in whom all the promises of God are Yes and Amen (2 Cor. 1:20), died for those who were given him by the Father (John 17:6, 12) in order that he might give them eternal life and not lose a single one of them (6:40; 17:2); he therefore gives them eternal life and they will never be lost in all eternity; no one will snatch them out of his hand (6:39; 10:28).

The Holy Spirit who regenerates them remains eternally with them (14:16) and seals them for the day of redemption (Eph. 1:13; 4:30). The covenant of grace is firm and confirmed with an oath (Heb. 6:16–18; 13:20), unbreakable like a marriage (Eph. 5:31–32), like a testament (Heb. 9:17), and by virtue of that covenant, God calls his elect. He inscribes the law upon their inmost being, puts his fear in their heart (Heb. 8:10; 10:14ff.), will not let them be tempted beyond their strength (1 Cor. 10:13), confirms and completes the good work he has begun in them (1 Cor. 1:9; Phil. 1:6), and keeps them for the return of Christ to receive the heavenly inheritance (1 Thess. 5:23; 2 Thess. 3:3; 1 Pet. 1:4–5).

In his intercession before the Father, Christ acts in such a way that their faith may not fail (Luke 22:32), that in the world they may be kept from the evil one (John 17:11, 20), that they may be saved for all times (Heb. 7:20), that their sins will be forgiven them (1 John 2:1), and that they may all be where he is to behold his glory (John 17:24). The benefits of Christ, which the Holy Spirit imparts to them, are all irrevocable (Rom. 11:29). Those who are called are also glorified (8:30). Those who are adopted as children are heirs of eternal life (8:17; Gal. 4:7). Those who believe have eternal life already here and now (John 3:16). That life itself, being eternal, cannot be lost. It cannot die since it cannot sin (1 John 3:9). Faith is a firm ground (Heb. 11:1), hope is an anchor (6:19) and does not disappoint us (Rom. 5:5), and love never ends (1 Cor. 13:8).

Herman Bavinck, Reformed Dogmatics: Holy Spirit, Church, and New Creation, volume 4 (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker, 2008), 270.


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November 8, 2016 Truth2Freedom Briefing Report (US•World•Christian)

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Nov. 8, 2016 |

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While polls show Duterte remains wildly popular in the Philippines, concerns are growing about the potential costs of breaking up with the Philippines’ second-biggest trading partner and most important military ally. Duterte has pivoted to publicly embrace Beijing, a move that has puzzled many in a population that trusts the U.S. far more than China.

Toyota and Nissan, Japan’s two largest carmakers, have arrived at the same conclusion: the U.S. auto market that’s functioned as a growth engine has run out of gas.

Former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was ordered to pay 82,600 in back taxes and interest in a Luxembourg court ruling over his role at a bankrupt hedge fund he co-founded.

The billionaire chairman of China’s LeEco has admitted his technology empire is running out of cash to sustain a headlong rush into businesses from electric cars to smartphones. In a lengthy letter to employees, company co-founder Jia Yueting apologized to shareholders and pledged to slash his income to 1 yuan (15 cents), slow LeEco’s madcap pace of expansion, and move the company toward a more moderate phase of growth.

The world’s wealthiest people became $35.4 billion richer Monday morning as stock markets rallied on mounting speculation that Hillary Clinton will be elected U.S. president over billionaire rival Donald Trump. Their combined net worth on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index rose 0.8 percent from Friday to $4.4 trillion at the close of trading in New York.

AP Top Stories

Islamic militants who specialize in kidnapping for ransom have reported killing a German sailor and abducting her elderly male companion from their yacht off the southern Philippines, the military said Monday.

German authorities on Tuesday arrested five men who allegedly aided the Islamic State group in Germany by recruiting members and providing financial and logistical help.

The three elite U.S. Army soldiers killed outside a Jordanian military base last week have been identified as longtime soldiers who each served multiple tours of duty overseas. Staff Sgt. Matthew C. Lewellen, 27, Staff Sgt. Kevin J. McEnroe, 30, and Staff Sgt. James F. Moriarty, 27 were killed Friday when officials say their convoy came under fire while entering the base. All three were highly decorated Green Berets. They were members of the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) located at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

Thou shalt not covet … unless you are coveting the world’s oldest known example of a stone tablet inscribed with the Ten Commandments. The world’s oldest slab with the Decalogue will be up for auction until Nov. 16 in Beverly Hills, California. The 2-foot-long (60 centimeters), 200-lb. (90 kilograms) marble slab, dubbed the “Living Torah,” is likely 1,500 to 1,700 years old, according to Heritage Auctions, which is running the auction. People hankering for a piece of biblical history must have an opening bid of at least $250,000, and the tablet must be displayed publicly, according to the terms of the sale dictated by the Israel Antiquities Authority, which considers the slab a national treasure.

Every shot sent shock waves all around and left ears ringing: the tanks of the Iraqi army’s 9th armored division were advancing through the streets of Mosul’s Intisar neighborhood.

A U.S.-backed assault on Raqqa, Islamic State’s de facto capital in Syria, is unlikely to pierce the city itself before President Barack Obama leaves office in January, denying him the chance to claim the end of the group’s “caliphate” as part of his legacy.

Government aviation authorities have given Disney permission to fly drones at the company’s theme parks in Florida and California. Disney asked permission to fly the drones for entertainment purposes.

Advocates of gay marriage in Australia vowed on Tuesday to keep fighting for a parliamentary decision on legalizing same-sex unions after a planned referendum was blocked. Australia’s upper house Senate late Monday rejected a government proposal for a plebiscite of 15 million people on the issue.

Russia on Monday said its air force was continuing to hold off on strikes against war-ravaged Aleppo, after rebels snubbed Moscow’s offer to quit Syria’s second city.

Israel on Monday formally rejected France’s invitation to take part in a Middle East peace conference in Paris later this year, saying it was a distraction from the goal of direct negotiations with the Palestinians.

BBC

The Brazilian government has frozen the bank accounts of Rio de Janeiro state, ordering it to pay millions of dollars in overdue debt. Many public workers have not been paid in months. Rio de Janeiro has been struggling with a long-standing financial crisis because of a drop in global oil and commodity prices.

The US says it is “deeply concerned” about the electoral process in Nicaragua a day after Daniel Ortega, the left-wing leader, and won a third consecutive presidential term.

Scientists say they may have found a way to protect babies in the womb from the harmful effects of Zika. So far the US team has only had success in mice with its antibody treatment, but it says it might eventually lead to a therapy for women who catch Zika in pregnancy.

Surging pollution levels are driving panicked residents of the Indian capital, Delhi, to queue up for face masks, leading to shortages across the city.

A 62-year-old woman in western Turkey faces a possible 5 year jail sentence for throwing a plastic slipper at her son during a family row.

WND

Donald Trump is off to a very early lead in the 2016 presidential election, winning over the voters of three New Hampshire precincts by a 32-25 margin over Hillary Clinton. Polls in the tiny New Hampshire towns of Dixville, Hart’s Location and Millsfield opened just after midnight Tuesday and closed as soon as everyone had voted. These die-hard voters are proud to have the first word on the big vote. Under New Hampshire state law, communities with fewer than 100 voters can get permission to open their polls at midnight and close them as soon as all registered voters have cast their ballots.


Top News – 11/8/2016

Six new Beatitudes proposed by Pope Francis
The Pope has offered a new list of Beatitudes…— Blessed are those who look into the eyes of the abandoned and marginalised and show them their closeness. — Blessed are those who protect and care for our common home.

Minister Admits Government Discriminates Against Jews on Temple Mount
“The status quo on the Temple Mount today discriminates against Jews,” said Erdan, referring to dictates on the Mount which prohibit Jews and other non-Muslims from praying or visiting the site, Judaism’s holiest, freely. “Muslims can pray there, and millions do each year,” he noted.

“Global Messiah Happening” as Saudi-Iran Conflict Presages Prophesied Nuclear War
..one ancient Jewish source presents a scenario, unthinkable just a few years ago, which is now a strong possibility: a nuclear war between Saudi Arabia and Iran that leaves Israel untouched and makes way for the coming of the Messiah.

Water crisis looms as PA refuses to cooperate with Israel
The IDF has warned the international community that the water infrastructure in the West Bank and Gaza will collapse as long as the Palestinian Authority refuses to cooperate with Israel. According to…the joint Israeli-Palestinian water distribution council—which manages water infrastructure in the West Bank—hasn’t met since 2010 due to the Palestinians’ refusal to approve water infrastructure upgrades in the West Bank settlements.

Government Workers Now Outnumber Manufacturing Workers by 9,977,000
The United States lost 9,000 manufacturing jobs in October while gaining 19,000 jobs in government, according to data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Government employment grew from 22,216,000 in September to 22,235,000 in October, according to BLS, while manufacturing jobs dropped from 12,267,000 to 12,258,000.

Leaked Documents Reveal Expansive Soros Funding to Manipulate Federal Elections
Leaked funding documents reveal an effort by George Soros and his foundations to manipulate election laws and process rules ahead of the federal election far more expansively than has been previously reported. …The leaked documents also reveal deliberate and successful efforts to manipulate media coverage of election issues in mainstream media outlets like the The New York Times.

Adobe Voco ‘Photoshop-for-voice’ causes concern
A new application that promises to be the “Photoshop of speech” is raising ethical and security concerns. Adobe unveiled Project Voco last week. The software makes it possible to take an audio recording and rapidly alter it to include words and phrases the original speaker never uttered, in what sounds like their voice. One expert warned that the tech could further undermine trust in journalism.

German police arrest five in raid on ‘IS network’
Five people linked to the so-called Islamic State (IS) group have been arrested in co-ordinated raids in Germany, including a senior Islamist figure, reports say. Flats were raided in northern and western Germany and a mosque was searched near Hanover. Among those arrested was an Iraqi who goes by the alias Abu Walaa, or “the preacher without a face”.

Migrant crisis: Hungary MPs reject Orban anti-refugee bill
Hungary’s parliament has rejected an attempt by Prime Minister Viktor Orban to block the settlement of refugees. His ruling Fidesz party failed to attract the two extra opposition votes necessary for a two-thirds majority in parliament. The bill had sought to rebuff an EU-set quota scheme that would relocate 1,294 refugees in Hungary.

China’s Internet controls will get stricter, to dismay of foreign business
In August, business groups around the world petitioned China to rethink a proposed cybersecurity law that they said would hurt foreign companies and further separate the country from the Internet. On Monday, China passed that law — a sign that when it comes to the Internet, China will go its own way.

Jury Awards $3 Million To UVA Administrator Over Rolling Stone Story
A jury on Monday awarded $3 million in damages to Nicole Eramo, a University of Virginia administrator who was defamed by Rolling Stone magazine in a now-retracted article about campus rape.

Hong Kong lawyers prepare protest march after China inflames political crisis
Beijing’s unprecedented eviction of two pro-independence activists from Hong Kong’s parliament has dealt a severe blow to “political extremists”, a Communist party-controlled newspaper has claimed as members of the city’s legal community prepared to take to the streets in protest.

Iraqi Kurdish Forces Advance as Mass Grave Found Near Mosul
Iraqi Kurdish fighters exchanged heavy fire with militants on Monday as they entered a town held by the Islamic State group east of Mosul, while troops advancing south of the city discovered a mass grave containing some 100 decapitated bodies.

Vote As If Your Life Depended On It… Because It Does
Hillary has repeatedly said: “We should also work with the coalition and the neighbors to impose no-fly zones that will stop Assad from slaughtering civilians and the opposition from the air. Opposition forces on the ground, with material support from the coalition, could then help create safe areas where Syrians could remain in the country, rather than fleeing toward Europe.”

Newsweek Calls It: “Madam President Clinton” Hits The Shelves Due To A “Business Decision”
With still over a day to go until the earliest possible result from tomorrow’s presidential election, a part of the blogosphere and conservative media was up in arms over a commemorative Newsweek cover depicting “Madam President” which appeared in print as early as Saturday.

Clinton E-Mail Releases Threaten to Drag on Past 2020 Election
The slow-drip release of e-mails from Hillary Clinton’s time as secretary of state may drag on beyond the first term of the next president, according to a timetable presented in court Monday by a Justice Department lawyer.

Brazile Sent More Debate Questions From CNN To Clinton DEREK HUN
Democratic National Committee interim chairwoman Donna Brazile has already lost her contributor contract with CNN for leaking questions from a CNN town hall to the Clinton campaign. Monday night’s WikiLeaks release of emails from the personal account of Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta reveals Brazile sent even more questions ahead of the event, one that went to Hillary Clinton, the other was asked of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.


 The Briefing 11-08-16

Democratic VP nominee Tim Kaine threatens removal of Senate filibuster for SCOTUS nominees

The importance of down-ballot voting: Christians must steward their vote in state and local elections

Euthanasia, marijuana, death penalty: Referenda give citizens opportunity to directly shape policy

Understanding the third party candidates: Jill Stein, Gary Johnson, and Evan McMullin

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Israel tells France it will not join talks aimed at reviving peace process

Israel tell France: We won’t participate in forced peace summit in Paris

Israel asks France to cancel peace parley, calls for direct talks with PA

Netanyahu: We expect next US president to back direct peace talks

Netanyahu promises continued strong relations with US regardless of presidential results

Trump says Obama ‘Disaster to Israel,’ as Clinton focuses on healing

Moroccan delegation of journalists visits Israel, despite intimidation

Jordan’s King Abdullah: We’ll keep protecting the holy sites in Jerusalem

Russia PM: ‘We never denied Israel’s right to Jerusalem, Temple Mount’

Amid anger, Egypt PM defends painful economic measures – Prices of basic food products and fuel skyrocket in wake of decision to devalue the national currency and then float it

Saudi oil shipments to Egypt halted indefinitely, Egyptian officials say

50 IS fighters said killed by Egyptian army shelling in Sinai

Nato puts 300,000 ground troops on ‘high alert’ as tensions with Russia mount

Russia says still holding off on Aleppo strikes

Russia says ceasefire in Syria’s Aleppo in place unless militants attack

Islamic State deploys car bombs in new Syria battle

Dozens of decapitated bodies found in mass grave outside ISIS-held Mosul

Battle for Mosul: IS ‘herded human shields like sheep’

Arab forces to lead fight to recapture Raqqa from Isis, US says

US officials admit they don’t have the manpower to retake Isil capital Raqqa any time soon

The US lost 6 elite Green Berets in a 72-hour-span last week

Yemen conflict affects half of health facilities

Austrian official says EU can’t rely on Turkey

Communities struggle with Muslims’ arrival

German crews build barrier higher than Berlin Wall to separate town from refugee wave

Ohio Man Arrested at Columbus Airport on Way to Libya to Join ISIS, FBI Says

US military successfully tests electrical brain stimulation to enhance staff skills

Homicides up 55 percent in Chicago after another violent weekend

Virginia Gov. Pardons 60,000 Felons, Enough To Swing Election

Trump raps Virginia gov for restoring voting rights to felons who served out sentence

Patrick Caddell: The real election surprise? The uprising of the American people

Leaked Documents Reveal Expansive Soros Funding to Manipulate Federal Elections

‘All Hands on Deck’ to Protect Election From Hack, Say Officials

Security vendor demonstrates hack of U.S. e-voting machine

Conspiracy theories abound as Twitter goes down after WikiLeaks ‘DDoS attack’

WikiLeaks says email publication servers under targeted DoS attack since #DNCLeak2

Clinton E-Mail Releases Threaten to Drag on Past 2020 Election

The real story behind Hillary’s reckless failure to protect classified information

Key lawmaker wants answers from Comey on Clinton email probe

Top Clinton Bundlers Were Major Donors to Wife of FBI’s Andrew McCabe

‘Disregarded ethics guidelines’: Clinton document raised issues with 2010 Shanghai Expo

Benghazi guards turned on US diplomats in 2012 attack, sources say

US Stock Market Notches Biggest Gain in 8 Months; Oil Rises

Clinton relief rally for the stock market may be short-lived, analysts warn

Brexit-like election risk up after stock market rally

World’s Richest People Add $35 Billion in Wealth After Monday’s Market Surge

In unprecedented act, China bars 2 HK lawmakers from office

China approves law to tighten control on internet use

Quake near Oklahoma oil hub causes substantial damage

Official: 40 to 50 Buildings Damaged in Oklahoma Earthquake

5.6 magnitude earthquake hits near Cicadas, Indonesia

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Our Time is Short

Read: Recommitting Your Life To God and Jesus Christ – Restoration and Forgiveness With God and Jesus Christ (Updated Version)


What is The Gospel?

God made everything out of nothing, including you and me. His main purpose in creation was to bring him pleasure.

The chief way in which we as humanity do this is through loving, obeying, and enjoying him perfectly.

Instead of this, we have sinned against our loving Creator and acted in high-handed rebellion.

God has vowed that he will righteously and lovingly judge sinners with eternal death.

But God, being merciful, loving, gracious, and just, sent his own son, Jesus Christ, in the likeness of man to live as a man; fulfilling his perfect requirements in the place of sinners; loving, obeying, and enjoying him perfectly.

And further, his son bore the eternal judgment of God upon the cross of Calvary, as he satisfied the eternal anger of God, standing in the place of sinners. God treated Jesus as a sinner, though he was perfectly sinless, that he might declare sinners as perfect.

This glorious transaction occurs as the sinner puts their faith (dependence, trust) in the Lord Jesus Christ as their substitute. God then charges Christ’s perfection to the sinner, and no longer views him as an enemy but instead an adopted son covered in the perfect righteousness of his son.

God furnished proof that this sacrifice was accepted by raising Jesus from the dead.

God will judge the world in righteousness and all of those who are not covered in the righteousness of Christ, depending on him for forgiveness, will be forced to stand on their own to bear the eternal anger of God.

Therefore, all must turn from sin and receive Christ Jesus as Lord.


What Is the Gospel?

There is no greater message to be heard than that which we call the gospel. But as important as that is, it is often given to massive distortions or over simplifications. People think they’re preaching the gospel to you when they tell you, ‘you can have a purpose to your life’, or that ‘you can have meaning to your life’, or that ‘you can have a personal relationship with Jesus.’ All of those things are true, and they’re all important, but they don’t get to the heart of the gospel.

The gospel is called the ‘good news’ because it addresses the most serious problem that you and I have as human beings, and that problem is simply this: God is holy and He is just, and I’m not. And at the end of my life, I’m going to stand before a just and holy God, and I’ll be judged. And I’ll be judged either on the basis of my own righteousness–or lack of it –or the righteousness of another. The good news of the gospel is that Jesus lived a life of perfect righteousness, of perfect obedience to God, not for His own well being but for His people. He has done for me what I couldn’t possibly do for myself. But not only has He lived that life of perfect obedience, He offered Himself as a perfect sacrifice to satisfy the justice and the righteousness of God.

The great misconception in our day is this: that God isn’t concerned to protect His own integrity. He’s a kind of wishy-washy deity, who just waves a wand of forgiveness over everybody. No. For God to forgive you is a very costly matter. It cost the sacrifice of His own Son. So valuable was that sacrifice that God pronounced it valuable by raising Him from the dead – so that Christ died for us, He was raised for our justification. So the gospel is something objective. It is the message of who Jesus is and what He did. And it also has a subjective dimension. How are the benefits of Jesus subjectively appropriated to us? How do I get it? The Bible makes it clear that we are justified not by our works, not by our efforts, not by our deeds, but by faith–and by faith alone. The only way you can receive the benefit of Christ’s life and death is by putting your trust in Him–and in Him alone. You do that, you’re declared just by God, you’re adopted into His family, you’re forgiven of all of your sins, and you have begun your pilgrimage for eternity.


The Gospel In A Nutshell

Now, with regard to this rule of faith—that we may from this point acknowledge what it is which we defend—it is, you must know, that which prescribes the belief that there is one only God, and that He is none other than the Creator of the world, who produced all things out of nothing through His own Word, first of all sent forth; that this Word is called His Son, and, under the name of God, was seen “in diverse manners” by the patriarchs, heard at all times in the prophets, at last brought down by the Spirit and Power of the Father into the Virgin Mary, was made flesh in her womb, and, being born of her, went forth as Jesus Christ; thenceforth He preached the new law and the new promise of the kingdom of heaven, worked miracles; having been crucified, He rose again the third day; (then) having ascended into the heavens, He sat at the right hand of the Father; sent instead of Himself the Power of the Holy Ghost to lead such as believe; will come with glory to take the saints to the enjoyment of everlasting life and of the heavenly promises, and to condemn the wicked to everlasting fire, after the resurrection of both these classes shall have happened, together with the restoration of their flesh. This rule, as it will be proved, was taught by Christ, and raises amongst ourselves no other questions than those which heresies introduce, and which make men heretics.

Tertullian, “On Prescription Against Heretics,” Chapter XIIl


What Is the Gospel?

This post is adapted from the tract “What Is the Gospel?” by Greg Gilbert.


A Message from God

What exactly do Christians mean when they talk about the “gospel of Jesus Christ”? Since the word “gospel” means “good news,” when Christians talk about the gospel, they’re simply telling the good news about Jesus! It’s a message from God saying, “Good news! Here is how you can be saved from my judgment!” That’s an announcement you can’t afford to ignore.

Why Is the Gospel Good News?

So, what is the good news about Jesus Christ?

Since the earliest Christians announced the good news about Jesus, it has been organized around these questions:

  1. Who made us, and to whom are we accountable?
  2. What is our problem?
  3. What is God’s solution to our problem?
  4. How can I be included in his solution?

Christians through the centuries since Christ have answered those questions with the same truth from the Bible.

  1. We are accountable to God.
  2. Our problem is our sin against him.
  3. God’s solution is salvation through Jesus Christ.
  4. We come to be included in that salvation by faith and repentance.

Let’s summarize those points like this: God, Mankind, Jesus Christ, and Our Response.

God

The first thing to know about the good news of Jesus is that “in the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth” (Gen. 1:1). Everything starts from that point, so if you get that point wrong then everything else that follows will be wrong. Because God created everything—including us—he has the right to tell us how to live. You have to understand that in order to understand the good news about Jesus. To understand just how glorious and life-giving the gospel of Jesus Christ is, we have to understand that God is also holy and righteous. He is determined never to ignore or tolerate sin. Including ours!

Mankind

When God created the first human beings, Adam and Eve, he intended for them to live under his righteous rule in perfect joy—obeying him and living in fellowship with him. When Adam disobeyed God, though, and ate the one fruit that God had told him not to eat, that fellowship with God was broken. Moreover, Adam and Eve had declared rebellion against God. They were denying his authority over their lives.

It’s not just Adam and Eve who are guilty of sin. The Bible says, “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). Sin is the rejection of God himself and his authority over those to whom he gives life.

Once you understand sin in that light, you begin to understand why “the wages of sin is death” (Romans 6:23). That’s not just physical death, but spiritual death, a forceful separating of our sinful, rebellious selves from the presence of God forever. The Bible teaches that the final destiny for unbelieving sinners is eternal, active judgment in a place called “hell.”

But . . .

Jesus Christ

The word “Christ” means “anointed one,” referring to anointing a king with oil when he is crowned. So, when we say “Jesus Christ,” we’re saying that Jesus is a King!

When Jesus began his public ministry, he told the people, “The kingdom of God is at hand. Repent and believe the good news!” As Jesus died on a cross, the awful weight of all our sins fell on his shoulders. The sentence of death God had pronounced against rebellious sinners struck. And Jesus died. For you and me!

But the story doesn’t end there. Jesus the Crucified is no longer dead. The Bible tells us that he rose from the grave. Jesus’s rising from the grave was God’s way of saying, “What Jesus claimed about who he is and what he came to do is true!”

Our Response

What does God expect us to do with the information that Jesus died in our place so we can be saved from God’s righteous wrath against our sins? He expects us to respond with repentance and faith.

To repent of our sins means to turn away from our rebellion against God. Repentance doesn’t mean we’ll bring an immediate end to our sinning. It does mean, though, that we’ll never again live at peace with our sins.

Not only that, but we also turn to God in faith. Faith is reliance. It’s a promise-founded trust in the risen Jesus to save you from your sins. If God is ever to count us righteous, he’ll have to do it on the basis of someone else’s record, someone who’s qualified to stand in as our substitute. And that’s what happens when a person is saved by Jesus: All our sins are credited to Jesus who took the punishment for them, and the perfect righteousness of Jesus is then credited to us when we place our trust in what he has done for us! That’s what faith means—to rely on Jesus, to trust in him alone to stand in our place and win a righteous verdict from God!


Ravi Zacharias explains the gospel in two minutes:


The Gospel on 5 Fingers

The five main components of the gospel can be remembered on 5 fingers of one hand. Here they are:

1) Jesus’ birth
2) Jesus’ life
3) Jesus’ death
4) Jesus’ resurrection
5) Jesus’ ascension

Obviously each point can be elaborated on depending on how much time you have. Here’s the short version:

1) Jesus’ birth – Jesus, God himself, the creator of the universe, the Messiah, became a human being – took on flesh, and was born of a virgin.

2) Jesus’ life – Jesus lived a life of perfect obedience to his Father. Though he was tempted in every way as we are, he never once sinned.

3) Jesus’ death – on the cross, Jesus himself took all our sins and paid for them. God the father counted all our sins to Jesus as if he himself had personally committed them. Then Jesus bore God’s wrath towards sin – the punishment we deserved – as a substitute for us.

4) Jesus’ resurrection – within 3 days, Jesus rose physically from the dead, proving that his sacrifice for sins have been accepted by God, since the punishment for sin was death. Jesus was seen by numerous people after he rose including 500 at one time (1 Corinthians 15).

5) Jesus’ ascension – Jesus ascended physically into heaven where he reigns as King of kings and Lord of lords. And someday he will return to the earth.

That’s the gospel, the good news, and if we believe in Jesus Christ and this good news and call upon him he will save us from our sins and give us eternal life.

That’s a simple way to remember the gospel – five fingers. Even a child can do it. So ask God to give you opportunities to share his good news today.


Please take the time to watch this clip, so that you might understand the authentic Gospel


This is the Gospel:

Friend, God is holy. There is a God in heaven who has created you and me, and He is the authority over both of us. He is perfectly holy. “In Him is Light, and there is no darkness at all” (1 John 1:5). And the problem with that is that if we want to have fellowship with God, we have to be light and no darkness at all. And yet here’s the problem: we are darkness. We are sinful. We’ve all broken His law. We’ve all lied, stolen, we’ve all looked with lust, we’ve all been angry with our brothers in our hearts. We’ve all fallen short of the glorious standard of perfection that God requires (Rom 3:23). And there’s nothing we can do about it. No amount of works, no amount of contrition, no amount of bad feelings, no amount of church attendance, no amount of Bible reading, no amount of evangelism can earn forgiveness of our sins and the righteousness which God requires (Titus 3:5; cf. Isa 64:6).

And yet God is gracious, and He loves us, and as His creatures He wants to display His glory in us by rescuing us from that. And so He sent His Son—God in the flesh, the Lord Jesus Christ—to be born as a helpless little baby (John 1:14; 3:16; Col 2:9). God of the universe, Sustainer of the universe, Himself being sustained in the womb of a teenage Hebrew girl, and upholding the world by the word of His power (Heb 1:3) while He is upheld by the nutrients from her own body! Unspeakable! And in great humility, He grows up with the growing pains of life in a fallen world, though He Himself never being with any sin—without sin entirely (2 Cor 5:21; Heb 4:15; 7:26). And He lives a perfectly righteous life. The way that you and I have failed to live before God—the way that we have failed in thought, word, and deed, and fallen short of God’s glory—Christ never did. Not even a thought. He loved God, His Father, perfectly. He always walked in perfect righteousness. He lived the life that you were commanded to live, that I was commanded to live, that we failed to live. He lived that perfect life that God is worthy of.

And not only did He live for us, He died for us. He went to the cross. Our sin demanded death. Our sin demanded eternal punishment. Our sin demanded wrath—just wrath exercised on us for eternity (Rom 6:23). But because of the infinite worth of Christ’s person, He was on that cross. And on that cross, God exercised upon Him the full fury of His own anger (Rom 3:24–26; 2 Cor 5:21; Gal 3:10–14), that was rightly due to me and rightly due to you, and that you will experience if you don’t turn from your sin and trust in this Messiah. Christ was born, lived, died, and was raised (1 Cor 15:3–4). And He rose from the grave after being dead, demonstrating His victory over sin and death.

And now God promises that if you turn from your sin, if you repudiate all that you are and all that you were and all that you love, and you turn away from a life of pursuing sin—and if you repudiate not only your bad works but your good works, if you turn from trying to earn your salvation by all the good deeds that you might want to do as a moral person—if you turn away from all of that (Acts 17:30–31), and you trust in Christ alone for righteousness (Phil 3:7–8; cf. Rom 3:28; 10:4), God promises that He will forgive you. He will have treated Christ on the cross as if Christ lived your life. And He will then treat you, justly and legally and righteously, as if you lived Christ’s perfect life of righteousness (2 Cor 5:21). And you can be saved to know the God you were created to love and enjoy. You can have the fullness of joy, the eternal pleasures that are at the Father’s right hand in heaven (Ps 16:11), and begin even now, because eternal life is to know God (John 17:3).

Friend, would you repent? Would you turn from your sin and trust in this perfect Savior to avail for you before God, to pay for your sin and to provide your righteousness?


Ready to start your new life with God?

Who do you think that I am?

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.

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The Perseverance (Security) of the Saints

Notice all the Scripture references!

It is not just a handful of texts that teach the perseverance of the saints: the entire gospel sustains and confirms it. The Father has chosen them before the foundation of the world (Eph. 1:4), ordained them to eternal life (Acts 13:48), to be conformed to the image of his Son (Rom. 8:29). This election stands (Rom. 9:11; Heb. 6:17) and in due time carries with it the calling and justification and glorification (Rom. 8:30). Christ, in whom all the promises of God are Yes and Amen (2 Cor. 1:20), died for those who were given him by the Father (John 17:6, 12) in order that he might give them eternal life and not lose a single one of them (6:40; 17:2); he therefore gives them eternal life and they will never be lost in all eternity; no one will snatch them out of his hand (6:39; 10:28).

The Holy Spirit who regenerates them remains eternally with them (14:16) and seals them for the day of redemption (Eph. 1:13; 4:30). The covenant of grace is firm and confirmed with an oath (Heb. 6:16–18; 13:20), unbreakable like a marriage (Eph. 5:31–32), like a testament (Heb. 9:17), and by virtue of that covenant, God calls his elect. He inscribes the law upon their inmost being, puts his fear in their heart (Heb. 8:10; 10:14ff.), will not let them be tempted beyond their strength (1 Cor. 10:13), confirms and completes the good work he has begun in them (1 Cor. 1:9; Phil. 1:6), and keeps them for the return of Christ to receive the heavenly inheritance (1 Thess. 5:23; 2 Thess. 3:3; 1 Pet. 1:4–5).

In his intercession before the Father, Christ acts in such a way that their faith may not fail (Luke 22:32), that in the world they may be kept from the evil one (John 17:11, 20), that they may be saved for all times (Heb. 7:20), that their sins will be forgiven them (1 John 2:1), and that they may all be where he is to behold his glory (John 17:24). The benefits of Christ, which the Holy Spirit imparts to them, are all irrevocable (Rom. 11:29). Those who are called are also glorified (8:30). Those who are adopted as children are heirs of eternal life (8:17; Gal. 4:7). Those who believe have eternal life already here and now (John 3:16). That life itself, being eternal, cannot be lost. It cannot die since it cannot sin (1 John 3:9). Faith is a firm ground (Heb. 11:1), hope is an anchor (6:19) and does not disappoint us (Rom. 5:5), and love never ends (1 Cor. 13:8).

Herman Bavinck, Reformed Dogmatics: Holy Spirit, Church, and New Creation, volume 4 (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker, 2008), 270.


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November 7, 2016 Truth2Freedom Briefing Report (US•World•Christian)

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Janet Reno, whose eight-year tenure as the first female U.S. attorney general was overshadowed by the work of independent counsels to whom she referred investigations of President Bill Clinton and his administration, has died. She was 78.

“Financial markets have priced in any conceivable U.S. election outcome,” German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said.

The FBI’s decision to stick by its finding that Hillary Clinton didn’t commit a crime in her handling of e-mails as secretary of state again roiled the U.S. presidential race and markets, two days before the election. Rival Donald Trump implored his followers to overcome a “rigged system” that he said protected Clinton from prosecution.

A Samsung phone user in France says her Galaxy J5 smartphone caught fire and exploded on Sunday. The model is different from the Galaxy Note 7 that has been recalled worldwide.

A magnitude 5 earthquake struck Oklahoma on Sunday near the largest U.S. oil storage hub, prompting some pipeline companies to shut down operations at the site as a precaution.

Australia could be stripped of its top credit score by S&P Global Ratings as early as next month if the government’s interim budget review shows further deterioration, according to BlackRock Inc.

Hedge funds are piling into the perceived safety of bullion; increasing their wagers that gold will rally for a second straight week, U.S. government data showed Friday. That marked the first consecutive gain since July as money managers pushed their holdings to a one-month high.

Gold retreated the most in a month as investors speculated Hillary Clinton is moving closer to winning the U.S. presidential election. Prices broke a seven-day rising streak after the FBI decided to stick to its previous view that Clinton’s handling of her e-mails wasn’t a crime.

AP Top Stories

Russian government was not involved into an alleged attempt to kill Montenegro’s Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic, the Kremlin spokesman said on Monday.

With no noted dissents, the Supreme Court on Saturday acted to put back into effect an Arizona law passed earlier this year that makes it a crime, with a potentially heavy fine, for anyone to pick up and deliver another voter’s ballot to a polling place.

The Indian government declared an “emergency situation” in New Delhi on Sunday as air pollution hit dangerous new highs – and residents have the selfies to prove it. City dwellers, meanwhile, took “smog selfies” as they strolled through air so dirty you can taste and smell it.

Nigerian troops on Saturday rescued another of the missing Chibok schoolgirls seized by Boko Haram Islamists, in an operation near the border with Cameroon, a spokesman said. News of the latest rescue came barely a month after 21 other Chibok girls were released by Boko Haram.

The South Carolina kidnapping suspect who allegedly chained a woman in a storage container for two months has reportedly confessed to a 2003 quadruple murder and may have killed three others, according to police.

Building a wall along the U.S. – Mexico border has been a contentious subject in this year’s U.S. presidential election. In parts of California and Arizona, a wall already exists. The border between Mexico and the United States spans some 2,000 miles between San Diego, California and Brownsville, Texas.

President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the cancellation on Monday of Philippine’s purchase of some 26,000 assault police rifles from the United States, after U.S. senatorial aides said last month that Washington was halting the sale due to concerns about human rights violations.

A commercial diver may have discovered a lost nuclear bomb off the coast of British Columbia near the Haida Gwaii archipelago. The Canadian Department of National Defence (DND) believes it could be the “lost nuke” from an American B-36 bomber that crashed in the area in 1950.

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Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga forces are battling Islamic State militants inside a town north-east of the city of Mosul.

Trade between Colombia and the UK has the potential to grow after Brexit, the country’s president has suggested. Juan Manuel Santos said a new agreement could be better than Colombia’s current free trade deal with the EU.

An India-Pakistan love story has had a happy ending after Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj got the bride her visa. The minister ensured that all 35 members of Ms Bachchani’s family got visas to attend the wedding on Monday.

Scotland – A school in the Highlands has stopped setting homework for its 175 pupils. About 80% of pupils and more than 60% of their parents voted in favor of an end to homework. Instead of homework, the children will be encouraged to read books and comics that interest them and to play.

Suicide bombers have used explosives-laden ambulances to kill at least 21 people and wound many others in the Iraqi cities of Tikrit and Samarra. The so-called Islamic State (IS) group said it had carried out both attacks.

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NATO chiefs, thrown into a panic by fears that Russian President Vladimir Putin might attack the West, are scrambling to put together a force of 300,000 troops which they can put on ‘high alert.’

Just five months after federal health officials asked hospitals and physicians to be on the lookout for an often-fatal, antibiotic-resistant fungus called Candida auris, 13 cases have been reported. It is the first time that the fungus, which is easily misidentified in lab tests as a more common candida yeast infection, has been found in the US, and four of the first seven patients with it have died.


Top News – 11/7/2016

The US votes amid split FBI, dented nat security
At this point, two things are becoming clear: 1. The federal investigation into Clinton’s past in relation to her emails and her improprieties with regard to the Clinton foundation will not end on Nov. 8. 2. The FBI is driven by bitter internal wars; some, but not all, are related to the Clinton case. This was strongly implicit in Comey’s three public appearances in the past five months.

Nato puts 300,000 troops on ‘HIGH ALERT’ amid fears of all out confrontation with Russia
Secretary General of Nato, Jens Stoltenberg, said the allied nations are putting hundreds of thousands of troops in a state of high alert in an effort to deter a mounting threat from Moscow. While Nato cut its defence budget and military investment since the fall of the Soviet Union, Russia has been bolstering its military capabilities, holding parades involving more than 100,000 troops each year.

2 national tracking polls have Trump up
In the Los Angeles Times daily tacking poll, Trump has taken his largest lead yet in the campaign with a 5.6 percent edge – 48.2 to 42.6. In the Investors Business Daily national tracking poll, which has proven to be the most accurate indicator in presidential elections since 2004, Trump has extended his lead over Hillary Clinton, 43 percent to 41 percent.

Israel tell France: We won’t participate in forced peace summit in Paris
Israel clarified to France on Monday that it would not participate in a peace summit that Paris plans to hold by the end of 2016.

Man of African descent attacked in Brussels, has eyes gouged out – local media
The 33-year-old, whose name has not been disclosed, was found with his face covered in blood lying in the street in Brussels’ Ixelles neighborhood at around 3am on Sunday…The media has reported that this type of violence is unprecedented in Belgium’s capital.

Virginia Gov. Pardons 60,000 Felons, Enough To Swing Election
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has granted voting rights to as many as 60,000 convicted felons just in time for them to register to vote, nearly five times more than previously reported and enough to win the state for his long-time friend, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

Historic Paris Agreement comes into force
“This is the first time all nations have agreed to take action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions on a common legal footing”, Mrs Bennett says. “The speed at which the Paris Agreement has come into force is unprecedented and underlines the urgency needed to make significant and sustainable changes…

Tornado Strikes Near Rome, Italy, Killing Two, Injuring Dozens
A tornado struck near Rome, Italy, Sunday, killing at least two and injuring dozens. According to Corriere della Sera, a 25-year-old man was killed in the city of Ladispoli, a coastal town north of the capital, when a cornice fell from a building and struck him on the head. The tornado that struck around 6 p.m. local time also claimed the life of a 74-year-old man in Cesano, near Lake Bracciano.

‘CANYON OF FIRE’ OPENS, SPITS A CME TOWARD EARTH
Yesterday, Nov. 5th, a filament of magnetism in the sun’s northern hemisphere became unstable and erupted. The blast split the sun’s atmosphere, hurling a CME into space and creating a “canyon of fire,”. Fragments of the exploding filament formed the core of a CME that raced away from the sun faster than a million mph: movie. NOAA analysts have modeled the trajectory of the CME and concluded that it will probably strike Earth’s magnetic field on Nov. 8th.

Magnitude 5.0 earthquake shakes central Oklahoma
A magnitude 5.0 earthquake has shaken central Oklahoma, causing damage to some structures. The U.S. Geological Survey reported the earthquake struck at 7:44 p.m. Central time, with an epicenter located one mile west of Cushing, about 50 miles northeast of Oklahoma City. The USGS initially stated it was a magnitude 5.3 earthquake but lowered that rating to 5.0.

California secession group to hold meet-up at State Capitol
An organization hoping to facilitate the secession of California from the Union is holding a meet and greet on the Capitol steps in Sacramento next Wednesday, November 9, 2016, or, the day after the presidential election. The Yes California Independence Campaign, which is based in San Diego, is aiming to qualify a citizen’s initiative in 2018 to get a referendum for secession on the ballot in 2019. They’ll be in Sacramento to garner support for their initiative.

‘GAY UNIONS CAUSED KILLER QUAKE’ Italian priest blames earthquakes that have killed hundreds and left tens of thousands homeless on gay unions
AN Italian priest has branded recent earthquakes that have shaken the country, killing hundreds and leaving tens of thousands homeless, as ‘divine punishment’ for gay civil unions.

Vatican Warns Of “Path Of Bloodshed” In Venezuela If Talks With Anti-Maduro Political Leaders Fail
A few weeks ago we warned that Venezuela was on the verge of revolution after Maduro took steps to block a recall referendum that many thought would have resulted in his ouster. In response, Maduro’s political opposition urged Venezuelans to take to the streets to protest the move which they say was tantamount to a coup. Here’s what we wrote before:

FBI: No charges for Clinton over newly discovered emails
FBI Director James Comey informed key lawmakers on Sunday that he still does not believe that Hillary Clinton should face criminal prosecution over her use of private email servers during her time as secretary of state. Comey said his conclusion came after FBI agents reviewed all of the newly discovered messages to or from Clinton found on electronic devices that belonged to her top aide’s estranged husband, disgraced former congressman Anthony Weiner.

Earthquake Hits Oklahoma; Damage Reported
An earthquake rattled central Oklahoma tonight, reportedly damaging multiple buildings in Cushing, about 50 miles northeast of Oklahoma City, and felt as far away as Arkansas, Kansas and Missouri. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake hit at 7:44 p.m. The USGS initially measured the quake at 5.3 magnitude, but later revised the measure to 5.0.


I Just Lost All Faith In Our Deeply Corrupt Legal System And In The Rule Of Law In The United States

hillary-clinton-photo-by-nathania-johnsonThe FBI just gave Hillary Clinton the biggest gift in the history of presidential politics. Two days before the election the FBI has announced that they are ending their investigation into Hillary Clinton’s mishandling of classified information. After reviewing the emails that were found on electronic devices owned by Huma Abedin and Anthony Weiner, FBI Director James Comey sent a letter to Congress telling them that “we have not changed our conclusions that we expressed in July with respect to Secretary Clinton.” That means that there will be no indictment, and the path is now clear for Hillary Clinton to become the next president of the United States on Tuesday unless an election miracle happens. (Read More…)


President Obama Encourages Illegal Migrants to Vote – Promises No Repercussions (VIDEO)

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The Briefing 11-07-16

After enduring toxic, 600-day presidential race, Americans go to the polls tomorrow

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November 7, 2016
This election, ‘electors’ are at liberty to act as ‘the nation’s search committee’

ALAN KEYES — This past July, I read an article by Lisa Bloom entitled “Why the New Child Rape Case Filed Against Trump Should Not Be Ignored.” It came to my mind recently when I saw the headline “Woman Claiming Trump Rape at 13 Releases video.” I watched the video and read the linked Independent Journal Review article by Kayla Brandon, reporting its release…. (more)


November 7, 2016
JOHN FUND — If you think our marathon election season will end on Tuesday, you might be wrong. “Margin of litigation” is a phrase we might hear a lot after Tuesday if the presidential election is close in one or more states. It refers to the number of votes by which a candidate must win in order to prevent litigation – – and delays – – before a result is final. Both parties will have armies of lawyers deployed on Election Night looking for irregularities and opportunities to go to court…. (more)

November 7, 2016

WASHINGTON EXAMINER — FBI Director James Comey wrote in a letter to members of Congress on Sunday that the FBI has not changed its position on Hillary Clinton’s fate since its announcement in July that her “extreme carelessness” with classified information did not warrant criminal charges…. (more)


November 7, 2016
NEWSMAX — Donald Trump’s aides have taken control of his Twitter account days before Tuesday’s election, according to The New York Times. “I’m on message,” Trump told The Times. “I’m not playing around.”… (more)

November 7, 2016
NEWSMAX — ISIS has called for attacks on American voters on Election Day – – and for U.S. Muslims not to cast a vote, a cyber security news and terrorist monitoring group has warned…. (more)

November 7, 2016
DAILY SIGNAL — The long-term costs to taxpayers of immigrants and their descendants are detailed in a new report from the National Academy of Sciences. The findings in the report indicate that if amnesty for illegal immigrants were enacted, the government would have to raise taxes immediately by $1.29 trillion and put that sum into a high-yield bank account to cover future fiscal losses generated by the amnesty recipients and their children…. (more)

November 6, 2016
CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER — Rule of thumb for a presidential campaign where the two candidates have the highest unfavorable ratings in the history of polling: If you’re the center of attention, you’re losing. As Election Day approaches, Hillary Clinton cannot shake the spotlight. She is still ahead in the polls, but you know she’s slipping when she shows up at a Florida campaign event with a week to go accompanied by the former Miss Universe, Alicia Machado…. (more)

November 6, 2016
ELIANA JOHNSON — In 1968, Vice President Hubert Humphrey became the Democratic presidential nominee without winning a single primary, when Party delegates snatched the nomination from Minnesota’s anti-war senator, Eugene McCarthy, whom they considered a sure loser in a general election against Richard Nixon. The resulting riots, and Nixon’s subsequent landslide victory in the electoral college, prompted Democrats to enact a series of reforms that diminished both parties’ roles in the nominating process…. (more)

November 6, 2016
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — With no debates to parody and new scandals emerging for the Hillary Clinton camp mere days before Election Day, “Saturday Night Live” initially stuck close to its traditional political cold open, before turning into a PSA to urge viewers to vote on Nov. 8…. (more)

November 6, 2016
WASHINGTON TIMES — Secret Service agents rushed Donald Trump off the stage at a Nevada rally Saturday night after a disturbance below him in the audience. In a statement, the Secret Service said the scare was started when an “unidentified individual” shouted “gun,” but that a “thorough search” turned up no weapon, reported CNN…. (more)

November 6, 2016
WASHINGTON TIMES — A Washington State Democratic presidential elector says he won’t vote for Hillary Clinton even if she wins as expected the state’s popular vote. Robert Satiacum, a member of the Pullayup Tribe who had supported Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in the primary, said Friday he cannot bring himself to cast his Electoral College vote for Mrs. Clinton…. (more)

November 6, 2016
NEWSMAX — One of Hillary Clinton’s high level aides wrote that she wanted to “bust in” and “get Huma [Abedin] the hell out of there” when Abedin’s husband Anothony Weiner was embroiled in his first sexting scandal in 2011, according to The Associated Press…. (more)

November 6, 2016
ANDREW C. MCCARTHY — On Tuesday, the Wall Street Journal’s Devlin Barrett published another eye-opening report about the FBI’s Clinton Foundation investigation. It elaborates on the pitched battle between FBI agents who believe they are building a strong case and Justice Department prosecutors who have thrown cold water on it, erecting roadblocks that have made the agents’ work much more difficult…. (more)

November 6, 2016
PAUL BREMMER — When you hear the cries of the helpless, will you stop to lend aid, or will you just sing a little louder to drown them out? That is the question confronting viewers of the powerful new short film “Sing a Little Louder.”… (more)

November 6, 2016
BOB UNRUH — There’s a plan under way, aided by Muslims, illegal aliens, unions and Democrats, that would create a permanent “progressive” majority in America, turning the nation into a one-party-rule country that never again would choose a conservative path…. (more)

November 6, 2016
NEWSMAX — Behind the cheerful spin the Labor Department and government talking heads put on the official monthly jobs data is a sobering reality: a more-realistic unemployment rate is probably closer to 10 percent and a wide swatch of the American public remains out of work…. (more)

November 6, 2016
WALTER WILLIAMS — If a person wants to go into business as a taxicab owner, what requirements should be imposed to protect the public? The prospective taxicab owner should show that he is honest and can operate a vehicle safely. His vehicle should pass a safety inspection, and he should have a liability insurance policy. Some cities require the purchase of an existing license, sometimes called a medallion…. (more)

November 5, 2016

WES VERNON — With all the e-mails, leaked documents, and illegalities of many kinds showering down on Americans in the final stretch of arguably the most upside down presidential election in America’s history, it is not surprising that we are becoming acquainted with more characters occupying the “woodwork” of the Clinton Crime Family…. (more)


November 5, 2016
TIMOTHY P. CARNEY — It was a different guy in each neighborhood, but there was always that guy. He would knock on our door, and offer to do odd jobs for money. Sometimes he would borrow money. Often he wouldn’t do the work, and he’d offer some excuse. Whatever he told you, you simply knew you couldn’t trust him – – and everyone around him knew that he was up to something…. (more)

November 4, 2016

CLIFF KINCAID — One of the biggest jokes of the presidential campaign is that the WikiLeaks disclosures prove that Vladimir Putin favors Donald J. Trump for U.S. president. I’m not naive about Russia. I co-authored Back from the Dead: The Return of the Evil Empire, about a resurgent Russia. I believe there are Russian links to global Islamic terrorism. They also target the U.S. for propaganda and disinformation operations…. (more)


November 4, 2016
PHILIP KLEIN — Though I’ve spent the election year articulating why Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are both unacceptable choices to be president, at various times I’ve been attacked for secretly supporting both of them…. (more)

November 3, 2016
TIMOTHY P. CARNEY — I am a Catholic, pro-life, libertarian populist, conservative who votes in Maryland. I consider it the least interesting part of politics to choose which of these politicians is the least objectionable candidate. I think reporting on them and putting their views and records in context is more interesting and important. But I love voting. I also believe in transparency, so here I will explain my vote…. (more)

November 3, 2016

WASHINGTON EXAMINER — FBI agents felt as though the Justice Department tried to block them from investigating multiple allegations of wrongdoing and corruption against Hillary Clinton over the past year…. (more)


November 3, 2016
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — Hillary Clinton has received more than $275,000 from more than 1,600 employees at the Justice Department this year, federal donor records reveal, and exceeded the number who contributed to Donald Trump by a factor of almost 40…. (more)

November 3, 2016
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — The Washington Post editorial board said Democrats and others accusing FBI Director James Comey of deliberately trying to swing the election in Donald Trump’s favor are discrediting themselves…. (more)

Top Headlines – 11/7/2016

  • FBI boost for Hillary as tight race hits final day (Read More)
  • Risk plays roar back as Clinton’s prospects brighten (Read More)
  • Stocks, Dollar Rally After FBI Finds No New Evidence to Charge Clinton (Read More)
  • Don’t Worry When the Stock Market Goes Crazy After Election (Read More)
  • Republicans, Democrats vie for control of Congress on Tuesday (Read More)
  • The Bond Market Is at an Epic Turning Point (Read More)
  • China Ousts Finance Minister in Surprise Reshuffle (Read More)
  • Swedish prosecutor says Assange interview set for November 14 (Read More)
  • Pimco’s Strategy for Life After Gross: Go Beyond ‘Bonds and Burgers’ (Read More)
  • Tesco Bank Halts Web Trades as Money Taken From 20,000 Accounts (Read More)
  • New Discovery Broadens VW Emissions-Cheating Crisis (Read More)
  • China Flexes Legal Muscle to Quash Hong Kong Independence Calls (Read More)
  • China Weighs Giving Wall Street Investment Banks Greater Mainland Access (Read More)
  • Islamic State deploys car bombs in new Syria battle (Read More)
  • Philadelphia transit strike to end before election day (Read More)
  • EU reconsiders financial market access rules (Read More)
  • Thousands march through Moscow for WW2 parade anniversary (Read More)
  • Hong Kong lawmakers barred by Beijing from office (Read More)

French diplomat: We’ll move forward on our peace initiative by year’s end

Netanyahu: Either candidate will maintain US peace policy

Netanyahu: We expect next US president to back direct peace talks

Netanyahu appeals for US to not seek UN move on Palestinians

In UNESCO, Palestinians claim ownership of Dead Sea Scrolls

Senior MK says he’ll bring up UNESCO vote with Russians

Russia PM: ‘We never denied Israel’s right to Jerusalem, Temple Mount’

PA, Israeli forces foil bomb attack near Hebron

Gazan fisherman indicted for smuggling to Hamas

ISIS to US Muslims: Don’t vote, spill blood

ISIS deployed drones with chemical gas to defend positions in Mosul: official

IS oil wells set on fire as Iraqi troops approach Mosul

Syria conflict: Rebel force targets IS ‘capital’ Raqqa

US seeks Turkish backing for Kurdish-led operation in Raqqa

Suicide Bombers In Ambulance Kill At Least 21 People In Iraq

At least 6 kids dead in attack on kindergarten near Damascus

Displaced Syrians fear return, marking a demographic shift

Erdogan accuses of Europe of abetting terrorism amid crackdown on Kurdish groups

Far-right protesters march in Berlin, demand Merkel ouster

UK military intelligence issues warning over Russian supertank threat

November Surprise: How Markets Are Playing the Risk of Another Brexit

Brexit: Theresa May insists government ‘getting on with it’

UK PM May promises EU exit ‘in full’ despite legal challenge

UK police arrest nearly 50 at Anonymous protest in London

Vatican Warns Of “Path Of Bloodshed” In Venezuela If Talks With Anti-Maduro Political Leaders Fail

Dollar jumps as FBI decision gives Clinton eleventh hour boost

Election-inspired stock market volatility is overblown

Clinton directed her maid to print out classified materials

FBI’s Comey tells Congress email review completed, decision not to prosecute Clinton stands

For FBI, email investigation yields little but criticism

Gingrich: Comey caved to political pressure

Trump: ‘Now it’s up to the American people to deliver justice’

Demonstrators Vandalize FBI Building, Trump Hotel in DC: Police

Secret Service rushes Donald Trump offstage at rally

Trump aides block nominee from Twitter to protect campaign – report

Donald Trump says Somali migrants are ‘disaster’ for Minnesota

Obama’s Kenyan clan puts curse on half-brother who backs Trump

Chelsea’s husband allegedly used foundation ties to boost hedge fund

Clinton aide says Foundation paid for Chelsea’s wedding, WikiLeaks emails show

The Clinton Foundation’s $20 million off-the-books mystery

Clinton Foundation admits it didn’t notify State Department of $1 million Qatar gift

Clinton Foundation Admits It Broke The Law In Leaked “Smoking Gun” Memo

Final reckoning approaches for Obama’s high court nominee

Man walking near White House with firearm prompts lockdown

Single Mom Faces Jail Time After Participating in Facebook Food Group

CSIS under scrutiny for programme that illegally kept metadata

Magnitude 5.0 earthquake rattles central Oklahoma

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Nago, Japan

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

Turrialba volcano in Costa Rica erupts to 14,000ft

Ulawun volcano in Papua New Guinea erupts to 10,000ft

Delhi smog: Schools closed for three days as pollution worsens

Obamacare premium hikes could push swing state voters to Donald Trump, Republicans

Obamacare Victims Revolt: ‘We Don’t have that Kind of Money’

Anti-abortion Poland offers payments for disabled newborns

Christian couple blocked from adoption amid ‘gay parents’ row

Battle over sale of Victorian sex cult church

Dr. Peter Jones – November 8th: Spiritual Warfare

Wikileaks: Hillary’s Campaign Manager Involved in “Spirit Cooking” Dinners and Cult Activity

Mike Oppenheimer – On Those who claim to have trips to Heaven

LifeWay Resources (SBC) Stops Selling Same-Sex Marriage Promoter Jen Hatmaker . . . But LifeWay Still Not Seeing the Big Picture

Millennials Agree With Marx More Than the Bible, Study Finds

Ex – youth pastor pleads guilty to sexually assaulting church parishioners

Pope Francis Proposes New Beatitude – to See God in Every Person

Researchers claim that humans have souls which can live on after death

Islamists March in Jakarta, Demanding Christian Governor Be Jailed

Evangelical General Billy Graham turns 98 Today

Posted: 07 Nov 2016 06:02 AM PST

Billy Graham will turn 98 on Monday. In Charlotte, the Billy Graham Library will have complimentary cake for guests. They’ll also be able to sign…

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Polar Vortex set to bring coldest winter In 35 Years To Britain

Posted: 07 Nov 2016 05:57 AM PST

Britain is about to be plunged into its biggest deep freeze for 35 years as icy winds powered by the polar vortex sweep in from…

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Christians in Over 100 Countries Observe International Day of Prayer for Persecuted Church

Posted: 07 Nov 2016 05:47 AM PST

Christians in over 100 countries observed the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church on Sunday by joining together to intercede for those who…

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Prophetic Dream Serves as Wake-Up Call for Believers

Posted: 07 Nov 2016 05:41 AM PST

(By John Burton) In a fraction of a moment my overwhelming sense of peace and safety and relaxation turned to the most gripping terror I…

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How God Uses His Angels for Deliverance

Posted: 07 Nov 2016 05:39 AM PST

(By Jared Laskey) The ministry of angels is evident throughout Scripture, which says angels are “ministering spirits sent out to minister to those who will…

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Powerful geomagnetic storm cracks Earth’s magnetosphere

Posted: 07 Nov 2016 05:35 AM PST

Earth’s magnetosphere was briefly cracked after a powerful geomagnetic storm propagated from the sun last year. The blast was registered in June 2015 after a…

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350 seals, 2500 birds and thousands of fish die around the world and nobody knows why

Posted: 07 Nov 2016 05:32 AM PST

Within the last 2 days, 350 seals, 2500 birds and thousands of fish died around the world. And the worst is that nobody knows why!…

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Floods kill 15 in Vietnam, thousands evacuated

Posted: 07 Nov 2016 05:27 AM PST

Floods in Vietnam’s central, central highland and southern provinces have left 15 people dead and six missing and displaced thousands, the Department of Natural Disaster…

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Two-Headed sharks appearing at alarming rates

Posted: 07 Nov 2016 05:17 AM PST

Two-headed sharks sound like a monster ripped straight out of a B-list horror movie, but scientists are increasingly finding more of them worldwide. Some have…

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Two Small Earthquakes Rattle New Jersey

Posted: 07 Nov 2016 05:12 AM PST

Although they went largely undetected by most New Jerseyans, things got a little shaky Sunday morning as two small earthquakes rattled parts of the Garden…

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NATO puts 300,000 troops on ‘high alert’ in readiness for a confrontation with Russia, Fears grow Putin preparing to attack West

Posted: 07 Nov 2016 05:08 AM PST

Nato chiefs, thrown into a panic by fears that Russian President Vladimir Putin might attack the West, are scrambling to put together a force of…

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5.3 magnitude earthquake shakes Oklahoma, surrounding states

Posted: 06 Nov 2016 06:14 PM PST

A magnitude 5.3 earthquake shook Oklahoma and surrounding states Sunday evening around 7:50 p.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Oklahoma’s largest recorded earthquake was…

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Sweden Opens First Cemetery Free of Religious Symbols to Cater to Atheists

Posted: 06 Nov 2016 01:39 PM PST

Sweden has opened its first neutral cemetery, free of any religious symbols, to cater to the country’s large number of atheists. The founder of the…

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California School Board Votes to Place Limits on Christian Prayer, Bible Citations During Public Meetings

Posted: 06 Nov 2016 01:29 PM PST

A school board in California has voted to place limits on when and how Christianity may be discussed during public meetings. The move by the…

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Govt Hackers Threaten Election Intervention Over ‘Russia’ Suspicions

Posted: 06 Nov 2016 01:15 PM PST

In an unprecedented turn of events, the United States government is warning that it will launch cyber attacks if the government suspects Russian involvement in…

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ISIS Calls For ‘Slaughter Of Americans’ On Election Day…

Posted: 06 Nov 2016 01:10 PM PST

ISIS has called for the “slaughter’ of Americans voting in Tuesday’s Presidential election. The terror group has called on its followers to attack voters in…

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WALKS FREE! Review of new emails doesn’t change conclusion on Clinton

Posted: 06 Nov 2016 01:04 PM PST

FBI Director James Comey told lawmakers Sunday the agency hasn’t changed its opinion that Hillary Clinton should not face criminal charges after a review of…

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Our Time is Short

Read: Recommitting Your Life To God and Jesus Christ – Restoration and Forgiveness With God and Jesus Christ (Updated Version)


What is The Gospel?

God made everything out of nothing, including you and me. His main purpose in creation was to bring him pleasure.

The chief way in which we as humanity do this is through loving, obeying, and enjoying him perfectly.

Instead of this, we have sinned against our loving Creator and acted in high-handed rebellion.

God has vowed that he will righteously and lovingly judge sinners with eternal death.

But God, being merciful, loving, gracious, and just, sent his own son, Jesus Christ, in the likeness of man to live as a man; fulfilling his perfect requirements in the place of sinners; loving, obeying, and enjoying him perfectly.

And further, his son bore the eternal judgment of God upon the cross of Calvary, as he satisfied the eternal anger of God, standing in the place of sinners. God treated Jesus as a sinner, though he was perfectly sinless, that he might declare sinners as perfect.

This glorious transaction occurs as the sinner puts their faith (dependence, trust) in the Lord Jesus Christ as their substitute. God then charges Christ’s perfection to the sinner, and no longer views him as an enemy but instead an adopted son covered in the perfect righteousness of his son.

God furnished proof that this sacrifice was accepted by raising Jesus from the dead.

God will judge the world in righteousness and all of those who are not covered in the righteousness of Christ, depending on him for forgiveness, will be forced to stand on their own to bear the eternal anger of God.

Therefore, all must turn from sin and receive Christ Jesus as Lord.


What Is the Gospel?

There is no greater message to be heard than that which we call the gospel. But as important as that is, it is often given to massive distortions or over simplifications. People think they’re preaching the gospel to you when they tell you, ‘you can have a purpose to your life’, or that ‘you can have meaning to your life’, or that ‘you can have a personal relationship with Jesus.’ All of those things are true, and they’re all important, but they don’t get to the heart of the gospel.

The gospel is called the ‘good news’ because it addresses the most serious problem that you and I have as human beings, and that problem is simply this: God is holy and He is just, and I’m not. And at the end of my life, I’m going to stand before a just and holy God, and I’ll be judged. And I’ll be judged either on the basis of my own righteousness–or lack of it –or the righteousness of another. The good news of the gospel is that Jesus lived a life of perfect righteousness, of perfect obedience to God, not for His own well being but for His people. He has done for me what I couldn’t possibly do for myself. But not only has He lived that life of perfect obedience, He offered Himself as a perfect sacrifice to satisfy the justice and the righteousness of God.

The great misconception in our day is this: that God isn’t concerned to protect His own integrity. He’s a kind of wishy-washy deity, who just waves a wand of forgiveness over everybody. No. For God to forgive you is a very costly matter. It cost the sacrifice of His own Son. So valuable was that sacrifice that God pronounced it valuable by raising Him from the dead – so that Christ died for us, He was raised for our justification. So the gospel is something objective. It is the message of who Jesus is and what He did. And it also has a subjective dimension. How are the benefits of Jesus subjectively appropriated to us? How do I get it? The Bible makes it clear that we are justified not by our works, not by our efforts, not by our deeds, but by faith–and by faith alone. The only way you can receive the benefit of Christ’s life and death is by putting your trust in Him–and in Him alone. You do that, you’re declared just by God, you’re adopted into His family, you’re forgiven of all of your sins, and you have begun your pilgrimage for eternity.


The Gospel In A Nutshell

Now, with regard to this rule of faith—that we may from this point acknowledge what it is which we defend—it is, you must know, that which prescribes the belief that there is one only God, and that He is none other than the Creator of the world, who produced all things out of nothing through His own Word, first of all sent forth; that this Word is called His Son, and, under the name of God, was seen “in diverse manners” by the patriarchs, heard at all times in the prophets, at last brought down by the Spirit and Power of the Father into the Virgin Mary, was made flesh in her womb, and, being born of her, went forth as Jesus Christ; thenceforth He preached the new law and the new promise of the kingdom of heaven, worked miracles; having been crucified, He rose again the third day; (then) having ascended into the heavens, He sat at the right hand of the Father; sent instead of Himself the Power of the Holy Ghost to lead such as believe; will come with glory to take the saints to the enjoyment of everlasting life and of the heavenly promises, and to condemn the wicked to everlasting fire, after the resurrection of both these classes shall have happened, together with the restoration of their flesh. This rule, as it will be proved, was taught by Christ, and raises amongst ourselves no other questions than those which heresies introduce, and which make men heretics.

Tertullian, “On Prescription Against Heretics,” Chapter XIIl


What Is the Gospel?

This post is adapted from the tract “What Is the Gospel?” by Greg Gilbert.


A Message from God

What exactly do Christians mean when they talk about the “gospel of Jesus Christ”? Since the word “gospel” means “good news,” when Christians talk about the gospel, they’re simply telling the good news about Jesus! It’s a message from God saying, “Good news! Here is how you can be saved from my judgment!” That’s an announcement you can’t afford to ignore.

Why Is the Gospel Good News?

So, what is the good news about Jesus Christ?

Since the earliest Christians announced the good news about Jesus, it has been organized around these questions:

  1. Who made us, and to whom are we accountable?
  2. What is our problem?
  3. What is God’s solution to our problem?
  4. How can I be included in his solution?

Christians through the centuries since Christ have answered those questions with the same truth from the Bible.

  1. We are accountable to God.
  2. Our problem is our sin against him.
  3. God’s solution is salvation through Jesus Christ.
  4. We come to be included in that salvation by faith and repentance.

Let’s summarize those points like this: God, Mankind, Jesus Christ, and Our Response.

God

The first thing to know about the good news of Jesus is that “in the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth” (Gen. 1:1). Everything starts from that point, so if you get that point wrong then everything else that follows will be wrong. Because God created everything—including us—he has the right to tell us how to live. You have to understand that in order to understand the good news about Jesus. To understand just how glorious and life-giving the gospel of Jesus Christ is, we have to understand that God is also holy and righteous. He is determined never to ignore or tolerate sin. Including ours!

Mankind

When God created the first human beings, Adam and Eve, he intended for them to live under his righteous rule in perfect joy—obeying him and living in fellowship with him. When Adam disobeyed God, though, and ate the one fruit that God had told him not to eat, that fellowship with God was broken. Moreover, Adam and Eve had declared rebellion against God. They were denying his authority over their lives.

It’s not just Adam and Eve who are guilty of sin. The Bible says, “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). Sin is the rejection of God himself and his authority over those to whom he gives life.

Once you understand sin in that light, you begin to understand why “the wages of sin is death” (Romans 6:23). That’s not just physical death, but spiritual death, a forceful separating of our sinful, rebellious selves from the presence of God forever. The Bible teaches that the final destiny for unbelieving sinners is eternal, active judgment in a place called “hell.”

But . . .

Jesus Christ

The word “Christ” means “anointed one,” referring to anointing a king with oil when he is crowned. So, when we say “Jesus Christ,” we’re saying that Jesus is a King!

When Jesus began his public ministry, he told the people, “The kingdom of God is at hand. Repent and believe the good news!” As Jesus died on a cross, the awful weight of all our sins fell on his shoulders. The sentence of death God had pronounced against rebellious sinners struck. And Jesus died. For you and me!

But the story doesn’t end there. Jesus the Crucified is no longer dead. The Bible tells us that he rose from the grave. Jesus’s rising from the grave was God’s way of saying, “What Jesus claimed about who he is and what he came to do is true!”

Our Response

What does God expect us to do with the information that Jesus died in our place so we can be saved from God’s righteous wrath against our sins? He expects us to respond with repentance and faith.

To repent of our sins means to turn away from our rebellion against God. Repentance doesn’t mean we’ll bring an immediate end to our sinning. It does mean, though, that we’ll never again live at peace with our sins.

Not only that, but we also turn to God in faith. Faith is reliance. It’s a promise-founded trust in the risen Jesus to save you from your sins. If God is ever to count us righteous, he’ll have to do it on the basis of someone else’s record, someone who’s qualified to stand in as our substitute. And that’s what happens when a person is saved by Jesus: All our sins are credited to Jesus who took the punishment for them, and the perfect righteousness of Jesus is then credited to us when we place our trust in what he has done for us! That’s what faith means—to rely on Jesus, to trust in him alone to stand in our place and win a righteous verdict from God!


Ravi Zacharias explains the gospel in two minutes:


The Gospel on 5 Fingers

The five main components of the gospel can be remembered on 5 fingers of one hand. Here they are:

1) Jesus’ birth
2) Jesus’ life
3) Jesus’ death
4) Jesus’ resurrection
5) Jesus’ ascension

Obviously each point can be elaborated on depending on how much time you have. Here’s the short version:

1) Jesus’ birth – Jesus, God himself, the creator of the universe, the Messiah, became a human being – took on flesh, and was born of a virgin.

2) Jesus’ life – Jesus lived a life of perfect obedience to his Father. Though he was tempted in every way as we are, he never once sinned.

3) Jesus’ death – on the cross, Jesus himself took all our sins and paid for them. God the father counted all our sins to Jesus as if he himself had personally committed them. Then Jesus bore God’s wrath towards sin – the punishment we deserved – as a substitute for us.

4) Jesus’ resurrection – within 3 days, Jesus rose physically from the dead, proving that his sacrifice for sins have been accepted by God, since the punishment for sin was death. Jesus was seen by numerous people after he rose including 500 at one time (1 Corinthians 15).

5) Jesus’ ascension – Jesus ascended physically into heaven where he reigns as King of kings and Lord of lords. And someday he will return to the earth.

That’s the gospel, the good news, and if we believe in Jesus Christ and this good news and call upon him he will save us from our sins and give us eternal life.

That’s a simple way to remember the gospel – five fingers. Even a child can do it. So ask God to give you opportunities to share his good news today.


Please take the time to watch this clip, so that you might understand the authentic Gospel


This is the Gospel:

Friend, God is holy. There is a God in heaven who has created you and me, and He is the authority over both of us. He is perfectly holy. “In Him is Light, and there is no darkness at all” (1 John 1:5). And the problem with that is that if we want to have fellowship with God, we have to be light and no darkness at all. And yet here’s the problem: we are darkness. We are sinful. We’ve all broken His law. We’ve all lied, stolen, we’ve all looked with lust, we’ve all been angry with our brothers in our hearts. We’ve all fallen short of the glorious standard of perfection that God requires (Rom 3:23). And there’s nothing we can do about it. No amount of works, no amount of contrition, no amount of bad feelings, no amount of church attendance, no amount of Bible reading, no amount of evangelism can earn forgiveness of our sins and the righteousness which God requires (Titus 3:5; cf. Isa 64:6).

And yet God is gracious, and He loves us, and as His creatures He wants to display His glory in us by rescuing us from that. And so He sent His Son—God in the flesh, the Lord Jesus Christ—to be born as a helpless little baby (John 1:14; 3:16; Col 2:9). God of the universe, Sustainer of the universe, Himself being sustained in the womb of a teenage Hebrew girl, and upholding the world by the word of His power (Heb 1:3) while He is upheld by the nutrients from her own body! Unspeakable! And in great humility, He grows up with the growing pains of life in a fallen world, though He Himself never being with any sin—without sin entirely (2 Cor 5:21; Heb 4:15; 7:26). And He lives a perfectly righteous life. The way that you and I have failed to live before God—the way that we have failed in thought, word, and deed, and fallen short of God’s glory—Christ never did. Not even a thought. He loved God, His Father, perfectly. He always walked in perfect righteousness. He lived the life that you were commanded to live, that I was commanded to live, that we failed to live. He lived that perfect life that God is worthy of.

And not only did He live for us, He died for us. He went to the cross. Our sin demanded death. Our sin demanded eternal punishment. Our sin demanded wrath—just wrath exercised on us for eternity (Rom 6:23). But because of the infinite worth of Christ’s person, He was on that cross. And on that cross, God exercised upon Him the full fury of His own anger (Rom 3:24–26; 2 Cor 5:21; Gal 3:10–14), that was rightly due to me and rightly due to you, and that you will experience if you don’t turn from your sin and trust in this Messiah. Christ was born, lived, died, and was raised (1 Cor 15:3–4). And He rose from the grave after being dead, demonstrating His victory over sin and death.

And now God promises that if you turn from your sin, if you repudiate all that you are and all that you were and all that you love, and you turn away from a life of pursuing sin—and if you repudiate not only your bad works but your good works, if you turn from trying to earn your salvation by all the good deeds that you might want to do as a moral person—if you turn away from all of that (Acts 17:30–31), and you trust in Christ alone for righteousness (Phil 3:7–8; cf. Rom 3:28; 10:4), God promises that He will forgive you. He will have treated Christ on the cross as if Christ lived your life. And He will then treat you, justly and legally and righteously, as if you lived Christ’s perfect life of righteousness (2 Cor 5:21). And you can be saved to know the God you were created to love and enjoy. You can have the fullness of joy, the eternal pleasures that are at the Father’s right hand in heaven (Ps 16:11), and begin even now, because eternal life is to know God (John 17:3).

Friend, would you repent? Would you turn from your sin and trust in this perfect Savior to avail for you before God, to pay for your sin and to provide your righteousness?


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Who do you think that I am?

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.

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The Perseverance (Security) of the Saints

Notice all the Scripture references!

It is not just a handful of texts that teach the perseverance of the saints: the entire gospel sustains and confirms it. The Father has chosen them before the foundation of the world (Eph. 1:4), ordained them to eternal life (Acts 13:48), to be conformed to the image of his Son (Rom. 8:29). This election stands (Rom. 9:11; Heb. 6:17) and in due time carries with it the calling and justification and glorification (Rom. 8:30). Christ, in whom all the promises of God are Yes and Amen (2 Cor. 1:20), died for those who were given him by the Father (John 17:6, 12) in order that he might give them eternal life and not lose a single one of them (6:40; 17:2); he therefore gives them eternal life and they will never be lost in all eternity; no one will snatch them out of his hand (6:39; 10:28).

The Holy Spirit who regenerates them remains eternally with them (14:16) and seals them for the day of redemption (Eph. 1:13; 4:30). The covenant of grace is firm and confirmed with an oath (Heb. 6:16–18; 13:20), unbreakable like a marriage (Eph. 5:31–32), like a testament (Heb. 9:17), and by virtue of that covenant, God calls his elect. He inscribes the law upon their inmost being, puts his fear in their heart (Heb. 8:10; 10:14ff.), will not let them be tempted beyond their strength (1 Cor. 10:13), confirms and completes the good work he has begun in them (1 Cor. 1:9; Phil. 1:6), and keeps them for the return of Christ to receive the heavenly inheritance (1 Thess. 5:23; 2 Thess. 3:3; 1 Pet. 1:4–5).

In his intercession before the Father, Christ acts in such a way that their faith may not fail (Luke 22:32), that in the world they may be kept from the evil one (John 17:11, 20), that they may be saved for all times (Heb. 7:20), that their sins will be forgiven them (1 John 2:1), and that they may all be where he is to behold his glory (John 17:24). The benefits of Christ, which the Holy Spirit imparts to them, are all irrevocable (Rom. 11:29). Those who are called are also glorified (8:30). Those who are adopted as children are heirs of eternal life (8:17; Gal. 4:7). Those who believe have eternal life already here and now (John 3:16). That life itself, being eternal, cannot be lost. It cannot die since it cannot sin (1 John 3:9). Faith is a firm ground (Heb. 11:1), hope is an anchor (6:19) and does not disappoint us (Rom. 5:5), and love never ends (1 Cor. 13:8).

Herman Bavinck, Reformed Dogmatics: Holy Spirit, Church, and New Creation, volume 4 (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker, 2008), 270.


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Viral Video Urges Christians to Vote Not Out of Fear of Clinton, But in Obedience to God   Oct 30, 2016 08:41 am

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‘Pope Francis’ Marks Reformation by Calling for Reconciliation Between Lutherans, Catholics   Nov 01, 2016 11:29 am

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Wheaton Releases Report on Handling of Professor Who Said Christians, Muslims ‘Worship Same God’   Oct 29, 2016 11:20 am

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Top News – 11/5/2016

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Julian Assange: “Hillary Made The FBI Look Weak, And Now They’re Out For Payback”
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Coups, counter-coups rage within American government
It’s a struggle taking place at the highest levels of power. Coups, counter-coups and a civil war between the elites. And at the center of it all is one of the America’s most experienced intelligence operatives. “The Clintons have been involved in co-opting our White House, our judiciary, our CIA, our Federal Bureau of Investigation, our Attorney General Loretta Lynch and our director of the FBI James Comey…

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Jordanian forces, along with US special forces and helicopters, are engaged in a massive manhunt for the Islamist gunmen who murdered three US military trainers and seriously injured others Friday, Nov. 4 at the Prince Faisal Air Base near the southern Jordanian town of Al-Jafr.

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Indonesian police quell mass protest by hardline Muslims
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Most Important Election of Our Lifetime

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To Christians Who Can’t Vote for Trump or Clinton

This long list of political appointee offenses includes: the corrupting politicization of the IRS and the Justice Department; taxpayer funding of the abortion-and-baby-parts-selling Planned Parenthood; turning the military into a sexual social experiment, even to the point of paying for transgender surgery; federally imposed same-sex marriage; fining religious people for refusing to participate in same-sex ceremonies; forcing nuns to pay for contraception and abortion; forcing public schools to allow boys into girls showers and restrooms; lax border security; failure to enforce immigration laws; pay-to-play at the State Department by a political appointee now running for president (who is again under investigation by the FBI), etc.

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Hillary’s circle of friends is even weirder than we suspected

For secular and atheist Americans, this is all harmless. For God-fearing Americans who believe in a spiritual dimension to reality, this is as horrifying as it can get.

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Levin: What’s Being Done in This Country Has Been Done Everywhere — ‘It’s Tyranny’


BOMBSHELL: Crooked Hillary Sent Classified Info To Chelsea Under Fake Name ‘Diane Reynolds’

Crooked Hillary Clinton deleted a 2009 email in which she forwarded classified information to her daughter, Chelsea.

EDITOR’S NOTE: The State Department today released recovered emails from Crooked Hillary’s illegal private email server, and guess what? It contained classified and confidential information. Who did she send it to? She sent it to her daughter, who was no clearance or authorization of any kind to view or receive such communications. Now do you see why Crooked Hillary deleted those 33,000 emails so no one could see them (she thought)? And oh, by the way, Chelsea used the fake name of Diane Reynolds to receive the illegally -sent emails. Think they knew they were breaking the law? Yep. 

The email was released on Friday by the State Department. It is one of thousands of emails recovered by the FBI from Clinton’s private email server.

The Dec. 20, 2009 email chain, entitled “Update,” started with a message from Michael Froman, who served as a deputy assistant to President Obama and deputy national security adviser for international economic affairs.

The email, which is redacted because it contains information classified as “Confidential,” was sent to Jake Sullivan, Clinton’s foreign policy adviser at the State Department, and several Obama aides. Sullivan sent it to Hillary Clinton who then forwarded it to Chelsea, who emailed under the pseudonym “Diane Reynolds.”

All of the text in the body portion of the classified emails is redacted because it contains foreign government information.

The State Department labeled the email a “near duplicate,” indicating that it was mostly similar to other emails that the agency has released from the trove of emails that Clinton turned over in Dec. 2014.

Clinton did not delete other responses she made to others on the email thread.

“Wow — you can’t make this up — sorry to have missed all of that! Let me know if you learn anything else,” she wrote to Sullivan. The State Department released that portion of the email conversation in February.

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CHELSEA CLINTON USED THE PSEUDONYM OF ‘DIANE REYNOLDS’ TO RECEIVE ILLEGAL EMAILS

But perhaps the most significant part of the email is that Clinton forwarded classified information to her daughter, who is and was a private citizen with no government role and no apparent security clearances.

It is unclear when or why Clinton deleted the email. She gave the State Department around 30,000 emails she claimed were related to her State Department work. She deleted a similar number claiming they were personal and dealt with yoga routines, food recipes and Chelsea’s wedding.

FBI director James Comey said in July that investigators recovered several thousand work-related emails from Clinton’s server. The batch of emails released Friday are from that recovered trove. source


Top Headlines – 11/5/2016

‘EU citizens’ right to boycott Israel is protected by free speech’

No one will shut me up, says Israel’s first Arab news presenter

Judea residents strike back against illegal Arab building that authorities allow to run rampant

Orthodox group joins call demanding Western Wall compromise

How Archaeology Became an Israeli-Palestinian Battleground

Rio’s evangelical new mayor to celebrate victory in Israel

Emergency authority deems Israel unprepared for natural disaster

Three members of US military killed in Jordan army base shooting

Lack of sugar highlights Egypt’s bitter, deepening financial crisis

Egyptian judge who tried Mursi survives assassination attempt

Isis claims responsibility for killing of Egyptian general

Is US quietly ending the Libyan bombing campaign against ISIS?

U.N. says 240 migrants drowned off Libya in 48 hours

Bombs hit convoy of displaced people in Iraq, kills 18

Ominous news for Aleppo as Russian frigate reaches Syrian coast

Rebel assault on west Aleppo continues as Russian deadline nears

Iraqis Near Mosul in ‘Smoke-Filled Hell’ as ISIS Burns Oil Wells

ISIS seizing boys as young as 9 to fight in Mosul, UN warns

Turkey arrests pro-Kurdish party leaders amid claims of internet shutdown

Turkey draws Western condemnation over arrest of Kurdish lawmakers

Yemeni rebels show alleged Saudi captives on TV

UN experts: 45,000 opposition fighters in Afghanistan

US airstrike kills top Al Qaeda leader in Afghanistan, Pentagon confirms

Hard-Line Strain of Islam Gains Ground in Indonesia, World’s Largest Muslim Country

Indonesia protest: Jakarta anti-governor rally turns violent

Indonesian President cancels Australia trip after violent protests

Jokowi Blames ‘Political Actors’ for Violence at Indonesia Rally

Myanmar freedom of speech under threat amid Rakhine violence: monitors

U.S. acts to block North Korea access to financial system

MS-13 surging with influx of youths crossing border, 92% arrested illegal

Warning from Immigration Officers: Clinton, Open Borders Will ‘Unleash’ Violence, ‘Countless Preventable Deaths’ in America

Feds eye Ohio prison for housing Haitian illegal immigrants

Trump’s wife worked illegally during her first weeks in the US, documents show

Mexico officials are planning for economic turmoil if Trump wins

Sources: U.S. intel warning of possible al Qaeda attacks in U.S. Monday

U.S. authorities warn of al Qaeda threat to election

Russian hackers seek to embarrass the U.S. this election season

U.S. Govt. Hackers Ready to Hit Back If Russia Tries to Disrupt Election

WikiLeaks: Clinton Campaign Chair Participated in Occult Magic

Fox News anchor apologizes for false report of ‘likely’ Clinton indictment

Emails show Clinton aide called Comey ‘bad choice’ for FBI director

Hillary Deleted Email Showing She Forwarded Classified Information To Her Daughter

Clinton’s charity confirms Qatar’s $1 million gift while she was at State Dept

Colin Powell warned Clinton aide ‘not to get me’ into email scandal

Susan Sarandon: ‘DNC is completely corrupt’

Rapper Jay Z performed expletive-laced songs during Clinton rally in Cleveland

Trump: ‘I Don’t Need J Lo or Jay-Z’ to Fill My Rallies

Trump close to winning, Obama warns

Assange: Clinton & ISIS funded by same money, Trump won’t be allowed to win

Soros spends $2 million to defeat Arpaio

DirecTV blackout of Fox News, CNN spurs allegations of censorship plot

NYPD sergeant fatally shot in Bronx makes 116 police officers who have died on duty so far in 2016

France to collect personal data of 60 million with controversial database

London police warn pro-Israel groups not to disclose their location

Mark Zuckerberg And Other Executives Under Investigation For Facebook Hate Speech In Germany

Theresa May urged to calm ‘chilling’ backlash following High Court ruling over Brexit

Saudis could raise oil output again as sparring with Iran returns – sources

Elon Musk: Robots will take your jobs, government will have to pay your wage

Tesla Battery Cells Explode Like Fireworks In Video Of Fatal Crash

A Mysterious ‘Ping’ Is Coming from Deep in the Arctic

Italy quake zones fear tourism collapse as displaced total rises

6.4 magnitude earthquake hits near Curico, Chile

5.1 magnitude earthquake hits near Sinabang, Indonesia

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Panguna, Papua New Guinea

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits the Northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge

Klyuchevskoy volcano on Kamchatka, Russia erupts to 23,000ft

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

Santa Maria volcano in Guatemala erupts to 16,000ft

Colima volcano in Mexico erupts to 15,000ft

Turrialba volcano in Costa Rica erupts to 13,000ft

Copahue volcano in Argentina erupts to 13,000ft

Paris climate change deal becomes international law

Greens: Trump would be only climate change doubting world leader

Moroccan activists plan protests to coincide with UN climate summit

CDC identifies first US cases of drug-resistant fungal infection

Vatican condemns radio station after a broadcast said the recent earthquakes in Italy were “God’s punishment” for gay civil unions

African states bid to stop work of U.N. gay rights investigator

2 teenage girls in Morocco could face up to 3 years in prison for kissing each other

Transgender soldier Chelsea Manning makes second suicide attempt in US prison

Woman found chained ‘like a dog’ in container says she saw kidnapper shoot boyfriend

FBI examining fake documents targeting Clinton campaign

Posted: 04 Nov 2016 08:29 PM PDT

The FBI and U.S. intelligence agencies are examining faked documents aimed at discrediting the Hillary Clinton campaign as part of a broader investigation into what…

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Franklin Graham Invites You to Pray with Him Before Election Day

Posted: 04 Nov 2016 08:25 PM PDT

Franklin Graham, son of evangelist Billy Graham, wants you to join him in praying for the nation the day before Election Day. The prayer event…

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FALSE FLAG ALERT: Could an al-Qaida-Linked Terrorist Attack Postpone the Election?

Posted: 04 Nov 2016 08:13 PM PDT

(By David Ingram) Federal officials have warned authorities in New York City, Texas and Virginia about an unspecific threat of attacks by the al-Qaida militant…

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Hindus to Push for ‘Monkey King’ Statue if Oklahoma Votes to Allow Ten Commandments Monument

Posted: 04 Nov 2016 08:02 PM PDT

An American Hindu organization says that it will renew its pursuit to erect a statue of the Hindu god Hanuman at the Oklahoma State Capitol…

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6.4 magnitude earthquake rattles Chile

Posted: 04 Nov 2016 01:15 PM PDT

A 6.4 magnitude quake rattled Chile with an epicenter located close to its border with Argentina on Friday, according to earthquake monitors. Witnesses told Reuters…

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DEVELOPING: 2 NYPD officers have been shot in the Bronx

Posted: 04 Nov 2016 01:03 PM PDT

Two NYPD officers were shot in the Bronx Friday afternoon, police sources confirm. Police sources say officers were responding to a robbery in progress at…

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DEVELOPING: Rutgers on Lockdown After Multiple People Stabbed in Business School

Posted: 04 Nov 2016 12:53 PM PDT

Rutgers’ campus in New Brunswick is on lockdown after multiple people were stabbed at the university’s business school, the college said. The school tweeted out…

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Rabbi Predicts Trump Will Win and Usher in the Second Coming

Posted: 04 Nov 2016 12:42 PM PDT

(THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION DOES NOT REFLECT THE OPINION OR VIEWS OF END TIME HEADLINES) In two separate sets of Bible codes, published three months apart,…

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Student fired from campus newspaper after writing ‘illegal alien’ in column…

Posted: 04 Nov 2016 12:30 PM PDT

The Rutgers University student who hosted anti-feminist provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos for his first U.S. college event says the student newspaper fired him Monday because of…

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Robots will take your jobs, government will have to pay your wage

Posted: 04 Nov 2016 12:14 PM PDT

Computers, intelligent machines, and robots seem like the workforce of the future. And as more and more jobs are replaced by technology, people will have…

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First cases of deadly fungal infection emerge in United States

Posted: 04 Nov 2016 12:10 PM PDT

Thirteen cases of a sometimes deadly and often drug-resistant fungal infection, Candida auris, have been reported in the United States for the first time, health…

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Church Bulletin Links Clinton to Satan…

Posted: 04 Nov 2016 12:06 PM PDT

Fliers inserted into a Catholic church’s newsletter in San Diego implied that Hillary Clinton was satanic and warned that voting for Democrats would result in…

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Clinton Campaign Chairman Practices Bizarre Occult Ritual

Posted: 04 Nov 2016 12:03 PM PDT

In what is undoubtedly the most bizarre Wikileaks revelation to date, Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta was invited to a “spirit cooking dinner” by performance…

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Stocks suffer longest losing streak in 8 years…

Posted: 04 Nov 2016 11:56 AM PDT

Stocks shifted into malaise mode Thursday afternoon with the looming election, sending the S&P 500 down for an eighth straight day. That’s the longest losing…

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Top News – 11/6/2016

2015 STD Surveillance Report Press Release
Reported STDs at Unprecedented High in the U.S. Total combined cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis reported in 2015 reached the highest number ever, according to the annual Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance Report released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

If Trump loses: We’ll be at the White House _ ‘in arms’
SELMA, N.C. (AP) — Donald Trump’s legions of followers say they’re growing confident of victory — and many say they won’t accept defeat. The blend of confidence in Trump and distrust of those in power was reflected again and again in more than two dozen interviews with his supporters across battleground states where the presidential race is being fought.

Special report: Assad scents victory in Aleppo amid shattered souls
It was the calm before the impending storm yesterday in the Syrian city of Aleppo. A deadline given by the government to those in the opposition-held east to leave or face the wrath of their warplanes expired at 7pm on Friday night. But all was quiet over Syria’s second city on Saturday. Not a single person left through the humanitarian corridors opened by the government.

CME IMPACT POSSIBLE ON NOV. 8TH
A magnetic filament on the sun erupted Nov. 5th, hurling a cloud of debris into space. NOAA forecasters say the resulting coronal mass ejection could strike Earth’s magnetic field on Nov. 8th.

Rabbi Predicts Trump Will Win and Usher in the Second Coming
Bible codes expert Rabbi Matityahu Glazerson says in two different videos that Donald Trump will be elected president next Tuesday. Charisma News Charisma Podcast Network MEV Bible Charisma Magazine New Man SpiritLed Woman Ministry Today Print Rabbi Predicts Trump Will Win and Usher in the Second Coming 6:00AM EDT 11/4/2016 Bob Eschliman Rabbi Matityahu Glazerson Bible codes expert Rabbi Matityahu Glazerson says in two different videos that Donald Trump will be elected president next Tuesday.In two separate sets of Bible codes, published three months apart, international Bible codes expert Rabbi Matityahu Glazerson shows evidence he has found that declares Donald J. Trump will win next week’s presidential election. Trump’s victory, Glazerson said, is directly connected to his support for Israel.

China launches $11 billion fund for Central, Eastern Europe
China has set up a 10 billion euro ($11.15 billion) investment fund to finance projects in Central and Eastern Europe, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (601398.SS) (1398.HK) said in a statement issued on Sunday. The China-Central Eastern Europe fund will be run by Sino-CEE Financial Holdings Ltd, a company established by the bank earlier this year.

Final reckoning approaches for Obama’s high court nominee
Several intriguing scenarios could unfold after Tuesday’s U.S. election to break the deadlock over filling a Supreme Court vacancy… Obama nominated U.S. appeals court judge Merrick Garland on March 16…The Republican-led Senate, in a move with little precedent, has refused to consider the nomination, saying the winner of the presidential election should make the pick.

UN envoy urges focus on ‘real’ Gaza issues
UN Middle East envoy Nikolay Mladenov said Saturday that residents of the Gaza strip need jobs and hope more than a harbor and airport, a reference to recent comments by Israel’s defense minister. In an October interview with Palestinian newspaper Al-Quds, Israel’s Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said that another war with Palestinian militants in Gaza would lead to their complete destruction.

Obamacare Victims Revolt: ‘We Don’t have that Kind of Money’
Some users of Obamacare are finding the medical care they need to be too expensive to use due to high deductibles and high out-of-pocket costs. …A survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation and the New York Times found that one in five people with insurance said they or someone in their household had difficulty paying medical bills compared to half for those without insurance, Bloomberg Politics reported.

Paris climate deal enters force as focus shifts to action
The Paris agreement on climate change has come into force. Governments have agreed to keep the global temperature rise to two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels – and preferably 1.5 degrees. “This is a moment to celebrate,” United Nations climate chief Patricia Espinosa told Reuters.

CSIS under scrutiny for programme that illegally kept metadata
Canada’s spy agency is under scrutiny itself after a scathing court ruling said it was illegally keeping data on Canadians who posed no national security threat. The programme had been going on since 2006. Ottawa says it will ensure the spy agency is in is full compliance with Thursday’s Federal Court decision.

Syria conflict: Rebel force targets IS ‘capital’ Raqqa
A US-backed Kurdish and Arab force says it is starting an operation to capture Raqqa, so-called Islamic State’s “capital” in Syria. The Syria Democratic Forces (SDF) say they will be aided by US-led coalition air strikes and will begin in hours. They have also warned civilians to steer clear of areas where IS militants are present.

Brexit: Theresa May insists government ‘getting on with it’
Theresa May has insisted the government is “getting on” with Brexit, following a High Court ruling that Parliament must vote on when the formal process of leaving the EU can get under way. The prime minister urged MPs and peers to “remember” the referendum result. UKIP leader Nigel Farage warned of protests on the streets if the decision in favour of Brexit was ignored.

Delhi smog: Schools closed for three days as pollution worsens
Delhi’s chief minister has shut all schools in the Indian capital for three days as its citizens struggle with choking smog. After an emergency cabinet meeting, Arvind Kejriwal promised a raft of measures to combat the extreme air pollution. All construction and demolition work has been banned for five days in the city.

Russia PM: ‘We never denied Israel’s right to Jerusalem, Temple Mount’
Moscow has never denied Israel’s rights to Jerusalem, the Temple Mount or the Western Wall, Russian Prime Minister Dimitry Medvedev said in advance of his visit to the Jewish state later this week. “These rights are clear and it would be absurd to deny them,” he told Channel 2 anchorwoman Yonit Levy.

Nigerian army rescues Boko Haram-kidnapped schoolgirl and her baby
Nigerian troops rescued one of the Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram extremists more than two years ago in a pre-dawn raid Saturday on a forest hideout. She had a 10-month-old boy born to a Boko Haram fighter, according to a statement from army spokesman Col. Sani Kukasheka Usman.

U.S. military has secret cyber weapons ready in case Russia attempts to hack election
Don’t pull anything funny on Election Day, Russia. U.S. military hackers have prepared secret cyber weapons and are ready to hit back at any Russian forces that try to meddle with American networks, especially on Tuesday.

Clinton Foundation Admits It Broke The Law In Leaked “Smoking Gun” Memo
While there are conflicting reports whether the FBI may or may not indict the Clinton Foundation, which as the WSJ reported last week is being investigated by various FBI teams, even as other parts of the Bureau – and the DOJ – seek to squash the probe, the latest dump of Podesta emails has revealed a critical, confidential memo from prominent New York lawyer Kumiki Gibson to Clinton Foundation Chairman Bruce Lindsey (and former Bill Clinton attorney) which was performed as part of an inside audit of the foundation, and confirms that the charitable organization (which it found “operates more like a political operation”) was engaged in practices that broke the law.

ISIS Calls For “Slaughter Of Americans” On Election Day
One day after US intelligence sources warned that Al-Qaeda may be preparing for potential terrorist attacks in New York, Texas and Virginia, on Saturday the Islamic State called for the “slaughter” of U.S. voters on Election Day and demanded that Muslims not participate in the democratic process because “there is no difference between the Republican and Democratic parties in their “policies against Islam and Muslims.”

Secret Service rushes Donald Trump off stage at rally
Donald Trump was abruptly brought off the stage by Secret Service in the middle of a Saturday night rally when an unidentified man apparently tried to rush the stage. Multiple witnesses near the front of the stage told reporters that they believed that the man had a gun, but the claim could not be confirmed by Yahoo News. The Secret Service said no weapon was found.


Top Headlines – 11/6/2016

Israel memorializes Yitzhak Rabin

Herzog at Rabin memorial: Chance of unity government with Netanyahu over

Palestinian olive harvesters said attacked by settlers

Fish vendor’s gruesome death sparks protest in Morocco

Moroccan activists plan protests to coincide with UN climate summit

One of the schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram has been found – with a 10-month-old baby

Analysis: Without Effort, Russia Restricted the Strongest Air Force in the Middle East

Insurgent Offensive in Aleppo Kills Dozens of Civilians

Iraq conflict: IS bombs kill 17 civilians as Mosul battle rages

Irish Isis fighter kills himself in Iraq suicide bombing

Fleeing IS, some Mosul refugees live in holes in Iraqi desert

ISIS Calls For “Slaughter Of Americans” On Election Day

Election Chaos Fears Have Preppers Stockpiling Survival Food

TV news prepares for a record-setting election night with Trump vs. Clinton

FBI Director Comey – Playing Hardball with the DOJ

Julian Assange: “Hillary Made The FBI Look Weak, And Now They’re Out For Payback”

Assange: Clinton is a cog for Goldman Sachs & the Saudis

Failure in Venezuela talks could lead to ‘bloodshed’: Vatican envoy

Southern California’s deadliest quake may have been caused by oil drilling, study says

5.3 magnitude earthquake hits the Pacific-Antarctic Ridge

Guam feels two earthquakes

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

Turrialba volcano in Costa Rica erupts to 14,000ft

Drought impacting one in three Americans this fall

November 4, 2016 Truth2Freedom Briefing Report (US•World•Christian)

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U.S. intelligence has alerted joint terrorism task forces that al-Qeada could be planning attacks in three states for Monday, CBS says, citing unidentified people familiar with the matter.

Payrolls climbed by 161,000 last month following a 191,000 gain in September that was larger than previously estimated, a Labor Department report showed Friday. The median forecast in a Bloomberg survey called for 173,000. The jobless rate fell to 4.9 percent, while wages rose from a year earlier by the most since June 2009.

Called “premium economy,” this section of added frills between coach and business aims to address a widening gap that has emerged between those cabins-and to extract more money from passengers. The premium economy cabin has been a staple of large international airlines for several years but is just now beginning to appear on American carriers.

Dartmouth College economist James Feyrer noticed something odd about a decade ago: Across a large set of countries, an economy’s productivity seemed to be connected to the proportion of fortysomethings in its labor force. The higher the ratio of people age 40-49, the faster the economy tended to increase its output per hour of work. To be precise, Feyrer wrote in a 2005 working paper, “a 5 percent increase in the size of this cohort over a ten year period is associated with a 1-2 percent higher productivity growth in each year of the decade.”

AP Top Stories

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday accused Germany of being one of the world’s worst countries for harbouring “terrorists”, saying Berlin had not responded to requests to hand over suspects from the July 15 failed coup.

Election Day might be a major turning point for the marijuana reform movement because five states have ballot initiatives that would legalize cannabis for adult use, regulating and taxing it like alcohol. There are also campaigns in three states to legalize medical marijuana – which would bring the total to 28 – and a slew of local, citywide initiatives.

President Obama said the U.S. government is examining ways to reroute an oil pipeline in North Dakota as it addresses concerns raised by Native American tribes protesting against its construction.

Syrian rebels renewed their bid to break a government siege of eastern Aleppo, shelling regime-held parts of the city hours before a brief Russian-declared ceasefire was due to begin. State media said at least 12 people had been killed in rebel rocket and gunfire on regime-controlled neighborhoods, after an assault that began with a double car bomb attack.

A commander of a Nigerian militant group has attacked the Trans Forcados oil pipeline in the Niger Delta without authorization, a local newspaper said on Friday, quoting a statement from the group.

An Oklahoma man has been arrested after he went joyriding around town in a stolen cop car and recorded the whole thing on Facebook Live. John Pinney, 25, allegedly hopped in the car of an officer who left her keys in the unlocked cruiser while on a coffee break on Halloween night

Regulators found several safety violations in a coal mine in western China where 33 people died this week after being trapped underground in a gas explosion.

A Russian-declared ceasefire for opposition-held areas of Syria’s second city Aleppo took effect on Friday, but there was little sign that civilians or rebels were heeding calls to leave.

China and Russia will invest up to $20 billion to develop a long-haul wide-bodied jet, reports Thursday and a company statement said, as Beijing seeks to challenge leading Western manufacturers Boeing and Airbus.

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Iraqi government forces have battled their way into another suburb of Mosul, the northern city held for more two years by the Islamic State (IS) group. Troops broke through IS defenses and reached the eastern district of al-Zahra, which they say is now 90% under their control.

The joint leaders of Turkey’s pro-Kurdish opposition party, People’s Democracy (HDP), have been arrested along with at least nine other MPs. Hours after Mr Demirtas was arrested in Diyarbakir, a car bomb killed eight people and injured more than 100.

Two US military trainers have been shot dead in an exchange of fire at an air base in Jordan, Jordan’s military said.

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has rejected calls from the opposition for an early election, amid a fragile and fraying political truce in the country. In a national address, the president said: “There can be no ultimatums.”

Liberia has been repeatedly cut off from the internet by hackers targeting its only link to the global network. Recurrent attacks up to 3 November flooded the cable link with data, making net access intermittent.

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The next president will face a nation debt of $20 trillion, nearly double what it was when President Barack Obama took office. The national debt likely will reach the staggering $20 trillion figure in 2017, according to the Bipartisan Policy Center, a Washington think tank.

A United Nations body is investigating controversial methods to avert runaway climate change by giving humans the go-ahead to re-engineer the Earth’s oceans and atmosphere. So-called geoengineering is seen as necessary to achieve the COP21 Paris agreement clinched in December.

A South Carolina college is hosting a Confederate history event-but has banned the Confederate flag from being displayed.

Just when you thought Lena Dunham couldn’t get any more ridiculous, she suggests white straight men should go extinct, adding that it’s not about “the end of men” but rather just “the evolution of men into better men.” How nice of her.


Top News – 11/4/2016

Jerusalem Residents Protest Muslim Muezzin Call to Prayer
“There is a ‘noise regulation’ law in Israel restricting the amount, duration, source and timing of noise [in the public sphere] and the muezzin calls are an infringement on that legislation,” said right-wing activist and member of the Jerusalem City Council Aryeh King,

Trump Deepens Commitment to Israel
In the final days before election, Republican Presidential candidate, Donald Trump, has deepened his connection to Israel, personally and politically, in several significant moves.

Siberia Is Being Clobbered With Snow Already, and That Could Mean a Harsher U.S. Winter Ahead
Snow is covering the ground across most of Russia, including all of Siberia – likely the greatest extent of snow cover since 1998. Some locations, including Sakha in east-central Russia, are seeing their snowiest winter on record, with most of the snow season yet to come.

Will Betraying Israel be Obama’s Farewell Gesture?
Obama has insisted that he “has Israel’s back.” The reality is that Obama’s appalling foreign policy has been geared toward the creation of “daylight” between the U.S. and Israel. To this end, Obama reneged on the long-standing bipartisan policy that the U.S. would never be a party to forcing Israel into reverting to the 1949 armistice lines…one should not underestimate Obama’s determination to punish Israel before he retires.

Assisted Suicide Nearly Law in Nation’s Capital with D.C. Council Vote
The D.C. city council voted 11-2 on Nov. 1 to pass the “Death With Dignity” bill, which would allow two doctors, who both determine that a patient will die within sixth months, to prescribe a fatal dose of medication for the patient upon request.

Israelis Vote, Rabbis Predict Trump Victory
Israelis with American citizenship have finished voting, and local rabbis are predicting victory for Republican candidate Donald Trump in next week’s US presidential election. American citizens living in Israel, most of them holding dual Israeli citizenship, finished casting their absentee ballots this week, and an exit poll conducted by iVoteIsrael revealed most chose Trump.

Homeland Security Chairman Mike McCaul (R-TX) Just Said That Hillary Clinton Had Committed TREASON!
he made the statement this investigation indicated that Clinton was not fit to be President, and he felt that an indictment was pending. If she went on to finish the Election, and she did in fact win the Presidency, she would enter the process of impeachment immediately.

Lester Holt: Clinton’s ‘Untrustworthy’ Reputation Isn’t Going Away
NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt said in an interview published Thursday that Hillary Clinton’s perception of being “untrustworthy” has been her Achilles heel throughout the presidential campaign and will not go away…

Iraqi forces push deeper into east Mosul
Iraqi special forces recaptured six districts of eastern Mosul on Friday, a military statement said, expanding the army’s foothold in the Islamic State stronghold a day after its leader told his jihadist followers there could be no retreat.

U.S. warns about possible al Qaeda attacks in Virginia, Texas, New York
U.S. intelligence officials have warned local authorities in New York, Texas and Virginia about possible attacks by al Qaeda on Monday, a day before the U.S. presidential election, CBS News reported on Friday, citing unnamed sources.

Italy hit by another strong earthquake but no casualties reported
A strong earthquake hit the same area of central Italy on Thursday that has already been battered by a spate of recent tremors, but there were no reports of casualties or further serious damage.

Turkey HDP: Blast after pro-Kurdish leaders Demirtas and Yuksekdag detained
The joint leaders of Turkey’s pro-Kurdish opposition party, People’s Democracy (HDP), have been arrested along with at least nine other MPs. Selahattin Demirtas and Figen Yuksekdag are accused of spreading propaganda for militants fighting the Turkish state. Hours after Mr Demirtas was arrested in Diyarbakir, a car bomb killed eight people and injured more than 100.

Jakarta protest against governor ‘blasphemy’ draws thousands
Tens of thousands of hard-line Muslims are marching against the governor of Jakarta, demanding he is prosecuted for blasphemy. Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, a Christian, is the first ethnic Chinese to hold the governor’s post in the capital of majority Muslim Indonesia. Protesters earlier gathered at the Istiqlal Mosque and have now assembled outside the presidential palace.

Magnitude 5.3 earthquake strikes off Davao Occidental
A magnitude 5.3 earthquake struck off Davao Occidental before midnight on Thursday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said. The quake’s epicenter was located 63 kilometers southeast of Don Marcelino, Davao Occidental. The quake struck at 11:21 p.m.

The Weather Channel video uses young kids to promote ‘global warming’ fears – ‘Dear Mom & Dad, climate change could be very catastrophic’
Weather Channel Founder John Coleman rips his old network for ‘immoral’ kids video: “Right or wrong, using children to promote a point of view boarders on immoral. Even knowing that climate change is not happening, it is far beneath my values to use children to promote this truth,” Coleman told Climate Depot.

2 Americans and at least 30 Afghans killed in battle
Two US soldiers and more than 30 Afghans were killed Thursday in the midst of heavy fighting around the northern provincial capital of Kunduz, officials and local residents said.

Iraq’s army making slow progress on Mosul, but quick victory unlikely
To Western eyes, the Iraqi offensive on Mosul to oust the Islamic State militants seems slow and laborious, but that’s the way Iraq’s army has historically fought.

Brexit case ‘attempt to block will of people’ says Sajid Javid.
A High Court case that could delay the Brexit process is “a clear attempt to frustrate the will of the British people”, says a cabinet minister. Communities Secretary Sajid Javid told BBC One’s Question Time the referendum result had been “very, very clear” and politicians should “get on with that”. But three judges ruled that the PM could not trigger the formal Brexit process without Parliament’s backing.

‘He’s got to get control of the ship again’: How tensions at the FBI will persist after the election
Deep divisions inside the FBI and the Justice Department over how to handle investigations dealing with Hillary Clinton will probably fester even after Tuesday’s presidential election and pose a significant test for James B. Comey’s leadership of the nation’s chief law enforcement agency.

Marijuana ballot initiatives 2016: Five more states may make pot legal
Either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump will be a winner on Nov. 8, but in a number of states, pot smokers may come out ahead as well.

Iran ex-prosecutor known as ‘butcher of the press’ sentenced to 135 lashes over corruption
The Iranian former prosecutor who was known by Human Rights Watch to be a “serial human rights abuser” was sentenced Wednesday to 135 lashes on charges stemming from a corruption trial, Reuters reported.


A Hillary Clinton Indictment Is Coming

hillary-clinton-accepts-the-nomination-public-domainDoesn’t it seem like most of us are collectively holding our breath as we wait to see what will happen with this election?  We are now only a handful of days away from election day and the polls have really tightened up, there are unprecedented concerns about post-election violence, and the Democratic nominee for president could be indicted literally any day now.  The American people are going to be absolutely shocked when the FBI finally reveals what they have discovered regarding Hillary Clinton’s mishandling of classified materials, corruption at the Clinton Foundation, and other “stomach churning” matters that normally aren’t topics of polite conversation.  Without a doubt, a Hillary Clinton indictment is coming.  The only question now is when it will happen. (Read More….)


The Briefing 11-04-16


November 4, 2016

CLIFF KINCAID — One of the biggest jokes of the presidential campaign is that the WikiLeaks disclosures prove that Vladimir Putin favors Donald J. Trump for U.S. president. I’m not naive about Russia. I co-authored Back from the Dead: The Return of the Evil Empire, about a resurgent Russia. I believe there are Russian links to global Islamic terrorism. They also target the U.S. for propaganda and disinformation operations…. (more)


November 4, 2016
PHILIP KLEIN — Though I’ve spent the election year articulating why Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are both unacceptable choices to be president, at various times I’ve been attacked for secretly supporting both of them…. (more)

November 3, 2016
TIMOTHY P. CARNEY — I am a Catholic, pro-life, libertarian populist, conservative who votes in Maryland. I consider it the least interesting part of politics to choose which of these politicians is the least objectionable candidate. I think reporting on them and putting their views and records in context is more interesting and important. But I love voting. I also believe in transparency, so here I will explain my vote…. (more)

November 3, 2016

WASHINGTON EXAMINER — FBI agents felt as though the Justice Department tried to block them from investigating multiple allegations of wrongdoing and corruption against Hillary Clinton over the past year…. (more)


November 3, 2016
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — Hillary Clinton has received more than $275,000 from more than 1,600 employees at the Justice Department this year, federal donor records reveal, and exceeded the number who contributed to Donald Trump by a factor of almost 40…. (more)

November 3, 2016
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — The Washington Post editorial board said Democrats and others accusing FBI Director James Comey of deliberately trying to swing the election in Donald Trump’s favor are discrediting themselves…. (more)

November 3, 2016

REAL CLEAR POLITICS — Fox News Channel’s Bret Baier reports the latest news about the Clinton Foundation investigation from two sources inside the FBI. He reveals five important new pieces of information in these two short clips:… (more)


November 3, 2016
THE FEDERALIST PAPERS — Bernie Sanders has apparently given up on Hillary Clinton. The former Democratic candidate – – and populist favorite – – has begun to return to his anti-establishment rhetoric as the end of the presidential election draws near…. (more)

November 2, 2016
A RETIRED CRIMINAL INVESTIGATOR — Do you want a radical proponent of Saul Alinsky in the White House? No! Hillary Clinton’s campaign tactics and rules of ethics mirror Saul David Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals.” Read Alinsky’s book (Rules for Radicals) and decide for yourself. Also ask yourself whether Hillary Clinton’s nefarious accomplishments qualify her for the office of the President of the United States…. (more)

November 2, 2016
WASHINGTON TIMES — The City Council of Chesapeake, Virginia, last week unanimously approved displaying “In God We Trust” on a plaque at City Hall in celebration of the 60th anniversary of the national motto… (more)

November 2, 2016
WASHINGTON TIMES — The White House broke with Democrats on Monday, saying FBI Director James B. Comey was “a man of integrity” and shooting down accusations that he is intentionally meddling with the election to try to stop Hillary Clinton from becoming president…. (more)

November 2, 2016
NEWSMAX — FBI Director James Comey reopened the agency’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails last week because “almost 100” agents threatened to resign before next week’s election, former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay told Newsmax TV…. (more)

November 2, 2016
ANDREW C. MCCARTHY — How rich of Hillary Clinton to complain now that FBI director James Comey is threatening the democratic process by commenting publicly about a criminal investigation on the eve of an election…. (more)

November 2, 2016
WESLEY PRUDEN — Donald Trump is learning at long last that when your opponent is destroying himself – – or herself – – you should get out of his way. The opponent deserves ample room to do the deed. The Donald is taking the high road past Hillary Clinton’s hell week…. (more)

November 2, 2016

WASHINGTON TIMES — Emails released by the State Department over the past 18 months show that Huma Abedin frequently handled classified information – – suggesting a major reason why the FBI has been eager to get a full look at the personal computer she shared with her now-estranged husband…. (more)


November 2, 2016

CHELSEA SCHILLING — For nearly 20 years, Hillary Clinton has had an extremely close working relationship with a young beauty who was raised in Saudi Arabia. Hillary’s ties to Huma Abedin go so deep, it’s been said that the vice chairwoman of Hillary’s campaign is one of few people who knows where the proverbial Clinton “bodies are buried.”… (more)


November 2, 2016
ANDREW C. MCCARTHY — The Wall Street Journal’s report that, for over a year, the FBI has been investigating the Clinton Foundation for potential financial crimes and influence peddling is, as Rich Lowry said Monday, a blockbuster. As I argued over the weekend, the manner in which the State Department was put in the service of the Foundation during Hillary Clinton’s tenure as secretary is shocking. It is suggestive of a pattern of pay-to-play bribery, the monetizing of political influence, fraud, and obstruction of justice that the Justice Department should be investigating as a possible RICO conspiracy under the federal anti-racketeering laws…. (more)

November 2, 2016
WASHINGTON POST — Approximately 1.8 million U.S. children were home-schooled in 2012, more than double the number that were home-schooled in 1999, when the federal government began gathering data on national home-schooling trends, according to estimates released Tuesday. The estimated number of home-schooled children represents 3.4 percent of the U.S. student population between the ages of 5 and 17…. (more)

November 1, 2016
DAVID FRENCH — When the definitive post mortem of this dismal election is finally published, it should go something like this: The Republican establishment was foolish; the Democratic establishment was ruthless. The Republicans fumbled around incompetently and spinelessly in the face of an unforeseen challenge; the Democrats willfully and intentionally did all they could to carry a corrupt politician over the finish line, forcing the American public to choose between one known liar and another…. (more)

November 1, 2016
BLOOMBERG — Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are arming up for a possible post-Election Day battle. Clinton is assembling a voter protection program that has drawn thousands of lawyers agreeing to lend their time and expertise in battleground states, though the campaign isn’t saying exactly how many or where. It is readying election observers in Florida, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Ohio, New Hampshire, Iowa, Nevada and Arizona to assess any concerns – – including the potential for voter intimidation – – and to verify normal procedures…. (more)

November 1, 2016
WES VERNON — Within 10 days of the bitterest presidential election in the memories of many Americans, FBI Director James Comey re-opened an investigation that weeks ago he declared “closed.” The case involved alleged national security breaches on the part of a “careless” secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, now one of the two major party candidates in this year’s race for the nation’s highest office…. (more)

November 1, 2016
Both candidates ‘abandon respect for God’s authority’
ALAN KEYES — Today, I saw the most elegant argument yet against the silly notion that people who reject both presidential candidates foisted on us this year by the so-called “major parties” are in fact casting their vote for Hillary Clinton. It ran thusly: If, as the Trumpsters say, any vote other than for Trump is a vote for Clinton; and, as the Clintonistas say, any vote other than for Clinton is a vote for Trump, then someone who votes for neither has in fact voted for both; but since this logically resolves itself into no vote at all, then the argument made by either side is self-evidently false…. (more)

November 1, 2016
CLIFF KINCAID — Our top educators like to think that worthwhile social movements only come from the left, such as Occupy Wall Street and Black Lives Matter. But the movement backing Donald J. Trump for president rejects most of what the left is preaching. These people see America losing its greatness, unique identity and national sovereignty. Hillary Clinton uses the campaign slogan “Stronger Together,” which has a patriotic appeal. But she also termed half of Trump’s supporters “deplorable” and “irredeemable.” She prefers the artificial George Soros-funded “social movements” that back her campaign…. (more)

October 30, 2016
JOE KOVACS — The decision by FBI Director James Comey to reopen the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email server and her mishandling of classified material came after he could no longer resist mounting pressure by FBI agents described as “mutinous.”… (more)

October 30, 2016
NEWSMAX — The Justice Department and the FBI are in discussions with lawyers for Huma Abedin to conduct a full search of new emails discovered on her husband’s computer that turned up during another investigation, CNN reported Sunday…. (more)

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Our Time is Short

Read: Recommitting Your Life To God and Jesus Christ – Restoration and Forgiveness With God and Jesus Christ (Updated Version)


What is The Gospel?

God made everything out of nothing, including you and me. His main purpose in creation was to bring him pleasure.

The chief way in which we as humanity do this is through loving, obeying, and enjoying him perfectly.

Instead of this, we have sinned against our loving Creator and acted in high-handed rebellion.

God has vowed that he will righteously and lovingly judge sinners with eternal death.

But God, being merciful, loving, gracious, and just, sent his own son, Jesus Christ, in the likeness of man to live as a man; fulfilling his perfect requirements in the place of sinners; loving, obeying, and enjoying him perfectly.

And further, his son bore the eternal judgment of God upon the cross of Calvary, as he satisfied the eternal anger of God, standing in the place of sinners. God treated Jesus as a sinner, though he was perfectly sinless, that he might declare sinners as perfect.

This glorious transaction occurs as the sinner puts their faith (dependence, trust) in the Lord Jesus Christ as their substitute. God then charges Christ’s perfection to the sinner, and no longer views him as an enemy but instead an adopted son covered in the perfect righteousness of his son.

God furnished proof that this sacrifice was accepted by raising Jesus from the dead.

God will judge the world in righteousness and all of those who are not covered in the righteousness of Christ, depending on him for forgiveness, will be forced to stand on their own to bear the eternal anger of God.

Therefore, all must turn from sin and receive Christ Jesus as Lord.


What Is the Gospel?

There is no greater message to be heard than that which we call the gospel. But as important as that is, it is often given to massive distortions or over simplifications. People think they’re preaching the gospel to you when they tell you, ‘you can have a purpose to your life’, or that ‘you can have meaning to your life’, or that ‘you can have a personal relationship with Jesus.’ All of those things are true, and they’re all important, but they don’t get to the heart of the gospel.

The gospel is called the ‘good news’ because it addresses the most serious problem that you and I have as human beings, and that problem is simply this: God is holy and He is just, and I’m not. And at the end of my life, I’m going to stand before a just and holy God, and I’ll be judged. And I’ll be judged either on the basis of my own righteousness–or lack of it –or the righteousness of another. The good news of the gospel is that Jesus lived a life of perfect righteousness, of perfect obedience to God, not for His own well being but for His people. He has done for me what I couldn’t possibly do for myself. But not only has He lived that life of perfect obedience, He offered Himself as a perfect sacrifice to satisfy the justice and the righteousness of God.

The great misconception in our day is this: that God isn’t concerned to protect His own integrity. He’s a kind of wishy-washy deity, who just waves a wand of forgiveness over everybody. No. For God to forgive you is a very costly matter. It cost the sacrifice of His own Son. So valuable was that sacrifice that God pronounced it valuable by raising Him from the dead – so that Christ died for us, He was raised for our justification. So the gospel is something objective. It is the message of who Jesus is and what He did. And it also has a subjective dimension. How are the benefits of Jesus subjectively appropriated to us? How do I get it? The Bible makes it clear that we are justified not by our works, not by our efforts, not by our deeds, but by faith–and by faith alone. The only way you can receive the benefit of Christ’s life and death is by putting your trust in Him–and in Him alone. You do that, you’re declared just by God, you’re adopted into His family, you’re forgiven of all of your sins, and you have begun your pilgrimage for eternity.


The Gospel In A Nutshell

Now, with regard to this rule of faith—that we may from this point acknowledge what it is which we defend—it is, you must know, that which prescribes the belief that there is one only God, and that He is none other than the Creator of the world, who produced all things out of nothing through His own Word, first of all sent forth; that this Word is called His Son, and, under the name of God, was seen “in diverse manners” by the patriarchs, heard at all times in the prophets, at last brought down by the Spirit and Power of the Father into the Virgin Mary, was made flesh in her womb, and, being born of her, went forth as Jesus Christ; thenceforth He preached the new law and the new promise of the kingdom of heaven, worked miracles; having been crucified, He rose again the third day; (then) having ascended into the heavens, He sat at the right hand of the Father; sent instead of Himself the Power of the Holy Ghost to lead such as believe; will come with glory to take the saints to the enjoyment of everlasting life and of the heavenly promises, and to condemn the wicked to everlasting fire, after the resurrection of both these classes shall have happened, together with the restoration of their flesh. This rule, as it will be proved, was taught by Christ, and raises amongst ourselves no other questions than those which heresies introduce, and which make men heretics.

Tertullian, “On Prescription Against Heretics,” Chapter XIIl


What Is the Gospel?

This post is adapted from the tract “What Is the Gospel?” by Greg Gilbert.


A Message from God

What exactly do Christians mean when they talk about the “gospel of Jesus Christ”? Since the word “gospel” means “good news,” when Christians talk about the gospel, they’re simply telling the good news about Jesus! It’s a message from God saying, “Good news! Here is how you can be saved from my judgment!” That’s an announcement you can’t afford to ignore.

Why Is the Gospel Good News?

So, what is the good news about Jesus Christ?

Since the earliest Christians announced the good news about Jesus, it has been organized around these questions:

  1. Who made us, and to whom are we accountable?
  2. What is our problem?
  3. What is God’s solution to our problem?
  4. How can I be included in his solution?

Christians through the centuries since Christ have answered those questions with the same truth from the Bible.

  1. We are accountable to God.
  2. Our problem is our sin against him.
  3. God’s solution is salvation through Jesus Christ.
  4. We come to be included in that salvation by faith and repentance.

Let’s summarize those points like this: God, Mankind, Jesus Christ, and Our Response.

God

The first thing to know about the good news of Jesus is that “in the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth” (Gen. 1:1). Everything starts from that point, so if you get that point wrong then everything else that follows will be wrong. Because God created everything—including us—he has the right to tell us how to live. You have to understand that in order to understand the good news about Jesus. To understand just how glorious and life-giving the gospel of Jesus Christ is, we have to understand that God is also holy and righteous. He is determined never to ignore or tolerate sin. Including ours!

Mankind

When God created the first human beings, Adam and Eve, he intended for them to live under his righteous rule in perfect joy—obeying him and living in fellowship with him. When Adam disobeyed God, though, and ate the one fruit that God had told him not to eat, that fellowship with God was broken. Moreover, Adam and Eve had declared rebellion against God. They were denying his authority over their lives.

It’s not just Adam and Eve who are guilty of sin. The Bible says, “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). Sin is the rejection of God himself and his authority over those to whom he gives life.

Once you understand sin in that light, you begin to understand why “the wages of sin is death” (Romans 6:23). That’s not just physical death, but spiritual death, a forceful separating of our sinful, rebellious selves from the presence of God forever. The Bible teaches that the final destiny for unbelieving sinners is eternal, active judgment in a place called “hell.”

But . . .

Jesus Christ

The word “Christ” means “anointed one,” referring to anointing a king with oil when he is crowned. So, when we say “Jesus Christ,” we’re saying that Jesus is a King!

When Jesus began his public ministry, he told the people, “The kingdom of God is at hand. Repent and believe the good news!” As Jesus died on a cross, the awful weight of all our sins fell on his shoulders. The sentence of death God had pronounced against rebellious sinners struck. And Jesus died. For you and me!

But the story doesn’t end there. Jesus the Crucified is no longer dead. The Bible tells us that he rose from the grave. Jesus’s rising from the grave was God’s way of saying, “What Jesus claimed about who he is and what he came to do is true!”

Our Response

What does God expect us to do with the information that Jesus died in our place so we can be saved from God’s righteous wrath against our sins? He expects us to respond with repentance and faith.

To repent of our sins means to turn away from our rebellion against God. Repentance doesn’t mean we’ll bring an immediate end to our sinning. It does mean, though, that we’ll never again live at peace with our sins.

Not only that, but we also turn to God in faith. Faith is reliance. It’s a promise-founded trust in the risen Jesus to save you from your sins. If God is ever to count us righteous, he’ll have to do it on the basis of someone else’s record, someone who’s qualified to stand in as our substitute. And that’s what happens when a person is saved by Jesus: All our sins are credited to Jesus who took the punishment for them, and the perfect righteousness of Jesus is then credited to us when we place our trust in what he has done for us! That’s what faith means—to rely on Jesus, to trust in him alone to stand in our place and win a righteous verdict from God!


Ravi Zacharias explains the gospel in two minutes:


The Gospel on 5 Fingers

The five main components of the gospel can be remembered on 5 fingers of one hand. Here they are:

1) Jesus’ birth
2) Jesus’ life
3) Jesus’ death
4) Jesus’ resurrection
5) Jesus’ ascension

Obviously each point can be elaborated on depending on how much time you have. Here’s the short version:

1) Jesus’ birth – Jesus, God himself, the creator of the universe, the Messiah, became a human being – took on flesh, and was born of a virgin.

2) Jesus’ life – Jesus lived a life of perfect obedience to his Father. Though he was tempted in every way as we are, he never once sinned.

3) Jesus’ death – on the cross, Jesus himself took all our sins and paid for them. God the father counted all our sins to Jesus as if he himself had personally committed them. Then Jesus bore God’s wrath towards sin – the punishment we deserved – as a substitute for us.

4) Jesus’ resurrection – within 3 days, Jesus rose physically from the dead, proving that his sacrifice for sins have been accepted by God, since the punishment for sin was death. Jesus was seen by numerous people after he rose including 500 at one time (1 Corinthians 15).

5) Jesus’ ascension – Jesus ascended physically into heaven where he reigns as King of kings and Lord of lords. And someday he will return to the earth.

That’s the gospel, the good news, and if we believe in Jesus Christ and this good news and call upon him he will save us from our sins and give us eternal life.

That’s a simple way to remember the gospel – five fingers. Even a child can do it. So ask God to give you opportunities to share his good news today.


Please take the time to watch this clip, so that you might understand the authentic Gospel


This is the Gospel:

Friend, God is holy. There is a God in heaven who has created you and me, and He is the authority over both of us. He is perfectly holy. “In Him is Light, and there is no darkness at all” (1 John 1:5). And the problem with that is that if we want to have fellowship with God, we have to be light and no darkness at all. And yet here’s the problem: we are darkness. We are sinful. We’ve all broken His law. We’ve all lied, stolen, we’ve all looked with lust, we’ve all been angry with our brothers in our hearts. We’ve all fallen short of the glorious standard of perfection that God requires (Rom 3:23). And there’s nothing we can do about it. No amount of works, no amount of contrition, no amount of bad feelings, no amount of church attendance, no amount of Bible reading, no amount of evangelism can earn forgiveness of our sins and the righteousness which God requires (Titus 3:5; cf. Isa 64:6).

And yet God is gracious, and He loves us, and as His creatures He wants to display His glory in us by rescuing us from that. And so He sent His Son—God in the flesh, the Lord Jesus Christ—to be born as a helpless little baby (John 1:14; 3:16; Col 2:9). God of the universe, Sustainer of the universe, Himself being sustained in the womb of a teenage Hebrew girl, and upholding the world by the word of His power (Heb 1:3) while He is upheld by the nutrients from her own body! Unspeakable! And in great humility, He grows up with the growing pains of life in a fallen world, though He Himself never being with any sin—without sin entirely (2 Cor 5:21; Heb 4:15; 7:26). And He lives a perfectly righteous life. The way that you and I have failed to live before God—the way that we have failed in thought, word, and deed, and fallen short of God’s glory—Christ never did. Not even a thought. He loved God, His Father, perfectly. He always walked in perfect righteousness. He lived the life that you were commanded to live, that I was commanded to live, that we failed to live. He lived that perfect life that God is worthy of.

And not only did He live for us, He died for us. He went to the cross. Our sin demanded death. Our sin demanded eternal punishment. Our sin demanded wrath—just wrath exercised on us for eternity (Rom 6:23). But because of the infinite worth of Christ’s person, He was on that cross. And on that cross, God exercised upon Him the full fury of His own anger (Rom 3:24–26; 2 Cor 5:21; Gal 3:10–14), that was rightly due to me and rightly due to you, and that you will experience if you don’t turn from your sin and trust in this Messiah. Christ was born, lived, died, and was raised (1 Cor 15:3–4). And He rose from the grave after being dead, demonstrating His victory over sin and death.

And now God promises that if you turn from your sin, if you repudiate all that you are and all that you were and all that you love, and you turn away from a life of pursuing sin—and if you repudiate not only your bad works but your good works, if you turn from trying to earn your salvation by all the good deeds that you might want to do as a moral person—if you turn away from all of that (Acts 17:30–31), and you trust in Christ alone for righteousness (Phil 3:7–8; cf. Rom 3:28; 10:4), God promises that He will forgive you. He will have treated Christ on the cross as if Christ lived your life. And He will then treat you, justly and legally and righteously, as if you lived Christ’s perfect life of righteousness (2 Cor 5:21). And you can be saved to know the God you were created to love and enjoy. You can have the fullness of joy, the eternal pleasures that are at the Father’s right hand in heaven (Ps 16:11), and begin even now, because eternal life is to know God (John 17:3).

Friend, would you repent? Would you turn from your sin and trust in this perfect Savior to avail for you before God, to pay for your sin and to provide your righteousness?


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Who do you think that I am?

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.

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The Perseverance (Security) of the Saints

Notice all the Scripture references!

It is not just a handful of texts that teach the perseverance of the saints: the entire gospel sustains and confirms it. The Father has chosen them before the foundation of the world (Eph. 1:4), ordained them to eternal life (Acts 13:48), to be conformed to the image of his Son (Rom. 8:29). This election stands (Rom. 9:11; Heb. 6:17) and in due time carries with it the calling and justification and glorification (Rom. 8:30). Christ, in whom all the promises of God are Yes and Amen (2 Cor. 1:20), died for those who were given him by the Father (John 17:6, 12) in order that he might give them eternal life and not lose a single one of them (6:40; 17:2); he therefore gives them eternal life and they will never be lost in all eternity; no one will snatch them out of his hand (6:39; 10:28).

The Holy Spirit who regenerates them remains eternally with them (14:16) and seals them for the day of redemption (Eph. 1:13; 4:30). The covenant of grace is firm and confirmed with an oath (Heb. 6:16–18; 13:20), unbreakable like a marriage (Eph. 5:31–32), like a testament (Heb. 9:17), and by virtue of that covenant, God calls his elect. He inscribes the law upon their inmost being, puts his fear in their heart (Heb. 8:10; 10:14ff.), will not let them be tempted beyond their strength (1 Cor. 10:13), confirms and completes the good work he has begun in them (1 Cor. 1:9; Phil. 1:6), and keeps them for the return of Christ to receive the heavenly inheritance (1 Thess. 5:23; 2 Thess. 3:3; 1 Pet. 1:4–5).

In his intercession before the Father, Christ acts in such a way that their faith may not fail (Luke 22:32), that in the world they may be kept from the evil one (John 17:11, 20), that they may be saved for all times (Heb. 7:20), that their sins will be forgiven them (1 John 2:1), and that they may all be where he is to behold his glory (John 17:24). The benefits of Christ, which the Holy Spirit imparts to them, are all irrevocable (Rom. 11:29). Those who are called are also glorified (8:30). Those who are adopted as children are heirs of eternal life (8:17; Gal. 4:7). Those who believe have eternal life already here and now (John 3:16). That life itself, being eternal, cannot be lost. It cannot die since it cannot sin (1 John 3:9). Faith is a firm ground (Heb. 11:1), hope is an anchor (6:19) and does not disappoint us (Rom. 5:5), and love never ends (1 Cor. 13:8).

Herman Bavinck, Reformed Dogmatics: Holy Spirit, Church, and New Creation, volume 4 (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker, 2008), 270.


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November 3, 2016 Truth2Freedom Briefing Report (US•World•Christian)

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An assistant attorney general allegedly gave Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman a “heads up” on a congressional hearing and the latest development in litigation over her use of a private e-mail server, according to purloined e-mails released by WikiLeaks.

Federal Reserve policy makers left interest rates unchanged while saying the argument for higher borrowing costs strengthened further amid accelerating inflation, reinforcing expectations for a hike next month.

Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose to the highest level in almost three months, extending increases from a four-decade low. Jobless claims increased by 7,000 to 265,000 in the week ended Oct. 29.

Falling food prices may be good for your Thanksgiving tab this year, but they’re doing a number to the U.S. economy. Food commodity prices have fallen over 20 percent from early 2015, helping to keep inflation at bay and wages stagnant, according to a research note from Goldman Sachs.

Electric cars won’t cause oil demand to peak anytime soon, according to International Energy Agency Executive Director Fatih Birol. “The oil demand growth is not coming from cars, it’s from trucks, aviation and the petrochemical industry and we don’t have major alternatives to oil products there.”

AP Top Stories

The Chicago Cubs shed themselves of the “Curse of the Billy Goat” and ended a 108-year wait for a World Series title by beating the Cleveland Indians 8-7 in 10 innings on Wednesday in a thrilling Game Seven classic.

An explosion ripped through the Colonial Pipeline in Alabama on Monday, killing one person and sending gasoline futures rising more than 11 percent in early morning trading over concerns that the pipeline’s closure would lead to gas shortages on the East Coast of the United States.

Already home to the fastest commercial train and laying claim to more high-speed rail than any other nation, China has proposed, in earnest, building a track to the United States. Don’t hold your breath on that one, but the China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation’s latest project could be the real deal. According to local press, and a report in SmartRail World, C.R.C.C. has started development on a maglev train capable of 373 mph, faster than any other train.

Russia seeks “honest cooperation” for a political solution in Syria — “the sooner the better,” Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Wednesday as Moscow declared a brief truce in the war-ravaged city of Aleppo.

Gun safety advocates are pouring tens of millions of dollars into Maine and Nevada to support ballot initiatives that would mandate background checks for gun sales in an effort to clinch state-level victories after years of failed drives in Congress.

Armed paramilitary groups first gained prominence in the early 1990s, fueled by confrontations in Ruby Ridge, Idaho and Waco, Texas, culminating in a militia sympathizer’s 1995 bombing of a federal office building in Oklahoma City that killed 168 people. Their numbers dwindled following that attack but have spiked in recent years, driven by fears that President Obama will threaten gun ownership and erode the power of local government. The Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks extremist groups, estimates there were 276 active militias last year, up from 42 in 2008.

BBC

Parliament must vote on whether the UK can start the process of leaving the EU, the High Court has ruled. This means the government cannot trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty – beginning formal exit negotiations with the EU – on its own. Theresa May says the referendum – and existing ministerial powers – mean MPs do not need to vote, but campaigners called this unconstitutional.

About 240 migrants are believed drowned in two shipwrecks off the coast of Libya, migration officials said. No bodies have so far been recovered. More than 4,200 migrants have died making the dangerous journey across the Mediterranean Sea this year, International Organization of Migration spokesman Leonard Doyle said.

The Islamic State (IS) group has released an audiotape which it says is from its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, ordering Iraqis to defend the city of Mosul against the Iraqi army.

The Venezuelan Armed Forces are taking control of the distribution of medicine and medical equipment to public hospitals, Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino announced on Wednesday.

Thirty civilians have been killed in northern Afghanistan during an Afghan special forces mission supported by NATO, an Afghan spokesman said.

Air pollution has reached hazardous levels in the Indian capital, Delhi, after many firecrackers were set off to celebrate the festival of Diwali at the weekend.

The Nigerian government said it received about 700,000 applications for just 500 jobs at the national tax authorities.

Officials say they have discovered one of India’s largest-ever drug hauls concealed in a fizzy drinks factory. More than 20m tablets of the banned drug Mandrax, with an estimated street value of $450m, were seized in the western city of Udaipur in October.

Egypt has floated its currency in a move that has reduced its value by almost 50% against the dollar.

WND

Universities across the nation are taking steps to actively purge male students of what’s been labeled “toxic masculinity.” Examples abound of campuses hosting training sessions, group meetings, lectures and other programs to effectively cleanse what many campus leaders and left-leaning scholars contend is an unhealthy masculinity in young men today.

President Obama’s Department of Labor has identified dozens of U.S. employers who are violating the rules of the nation’s foreign guest-worker program, yet are still being allowed to continue replacing American workers with cheaper foreign labor.


Top News – 11/3/2016

Israel Rebuffs Obama’s Objection to Building in Shiloh
Shiloh was the first major holy site following Israel’s entry into the Promised Land. It was there that the Tabernacle (Tent of Meeting) and the Ark of the Covenant stood for 369 years, making Shiloh the primary destination of pilgrimage for the first four centuries of Israel’s existence as a landed nation.

Trump Victory Prophesied by Kabbalah, Says Mystical Rabbi
A noted Kabbalist arrived at the office of the head of the Republican party in Israel this week with the express purpose of reassuring him that in heaven, the matter has already been decided: Donald Trump will be elected to serve as the next President of the United States.

Saddam’s nuke scientist linked to U.S. shipping terminal
It sounds like one of those crazy Internet rumors you need to double-check with the fact-checking websites, but it’s not. It’s real. One of America’s busiest cargo shipping ports has been quietly turned over to a United Arab Emirates based company whose chairman is none other than the brother of former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein’s top nuclear scientist…the Obama administration,… turned over a Port Canaveral terminal to UAE-based Gulftainer…

Wall-Building: Turkey to Fence Itself Off Syria in 2017
Ankara is expected to complete the construction of a 911-kilometer-long (566-mile-long) concrete wall on the Turkish-Syrian border in the first half of 2017, Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Isik said.

France closes 4 mosques for promoting ‘radical ideology
France’s interior minister has ordered the closure of four mosques that allegedly espoused a ‘radical ideology,’ the latest such shutdowns among dozens since the Nov. 13 Paris attacks nearly a year ago.

FBI Found No Conclusive Evidence Of Secret Trump-Russia Bank Server
Such a revelation from the FBI is unlikely to please the Clinton campaign, which has frantically been trying to find links between Trump and the Kremlin. FBI Director James Comey announced the investigation into Clinton’s emails was being reopened last Friday.

Iraqi Church Rescued From ISIS Holds First Service In Two Years
An ancient, bombed-out Christian church just outside of Mosul, Iraq, held its first Sunday service in more than two years Monday. The Syriac Catholic church, located in the city of Qaraqosh, held the service just days after Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) retook the city last week.

Salt Lake Water Woes
The Great Salt Lake is drying up and shrinking. In October 2016, the Great Salt Lake reached its lowest recorded level: 1277.5 meters (4,191.2 feet), averaged between the lake’s north and south arms. Five years of drought in the American West have contributed to the recent drop in the water line, as have higher-than-normal temperatures.

PLO launches campaign to force Britain to apologize for Balfour
The PLO is launching a year-long campaign to force Great Britain to apologize for the “crime” of the Balfour Declaration.

ISIS leader: Fight the ‘enemies of God’
In the recording, al-Baghdadi said he is “confident of victory” and called on the people of the Iraqi city of Mosul to fight the “enemies of God”, reported ITV news. He also calls on his followers to attack Turkey, calling the country the “ally of the atheists”. The recording, if authentic, would be the first one al-Baghdadi has released in almost a year.

Barring ‘Obstruction,’ Indictment Almost Certain In FBI Investigation
Fox News anchor Bret Baier said the FBI’s renewed investigation of Hillary Clinton’s email server will almost certainly end in an indictment, unless some sort of “obstruction” arises.

3.8 magnitude earthquake hits off coast near Warrenton, rattling homes
Callers told NATU News the quake rattled their homes, shaking items hanging or on shelves and moving things around. Twitter users reported feeling the quake for a radius extending several miles. According to the USGS mapping tool, the 7:52 a.m. quake was centered near the coast about 10 miles west of Astoria at a depth of around 21 miles.

Central Italy feels impact of another earthquake
A magnitude 5.0 earthquake struck central Italy on Thursday morning in the same region hit by recent strong quakes, the U.S. Geological Survey said. It said the temblor, which struck at 1:35 a.m. local time was very shallow, only 10 kilometres deep, and was centred 51.5 km southeast of Perugia.

Armed migrants fight running battles in the French capital
The area around Stalingrad Metro station was turned into a refugee battleground as rival gangs of migrants set upon each other in shocking scenes of violence. Asylum seekers wearing hooded tops wielded makeshift clubs fashioned from lengths of wood which they used to bludgeon each other as horrified pedestrians looked on.

This search engine remembers literally everything that’s been on your computer
To make it easier to find things, Seattle-based Atlas Informatics launched Atlas Recall, which lets you search for anything you’ve ever looked at on your computer. …Once installed on your hard drive and browser, Atlas Recall runs in the background and begins collecting your activity. The company captures all the content you’ve looked at and stores it on its servers.

Syria conflict: Russia tells rebels to leave Aleppo
Russia and Syria have told rebel forces in Aleppo to leave by Friday evening. The Russian Defence Ministry said rebels would be allowed to leave unharmed and with their weapons via two special corridors on Friday, while six other routes would be opened for civilians, the sick and wounded. The rebels have rejected the offer.

Brexit: High Court judges to give legal verdict
The High Court is to rule on whether the government can begin the formal process of leaving the European Union without consulting Parliament. Senior judges heard a challenge last month from campaigners who argue Prime Minister Theresa May does not have the power to invoke Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty without MPs’ approval.

How worrying is Russia’s growing presence in the Middle East?
With tensions already high in the Middle East, Russia is upping the ante, deploying their sole aircraft carrier to the Mediterranean Sea just weeks after sending advanced anti-aircraft weaponry to Syria. The Admiral Kuznetsov was deployed…to the Syrian coast on October 15, leading a naval task force that included the Pyotr Veliky battlecruiser along with the Severomorsk and Vice-Admiral Kulakov anti-submarine warfare destroyers.

ISIS leader in rare recording: Jews give everything to fight against jihad
Elusive Islamic State leader Abu Bkr al-Baghdadi called upon residents of Mosul on Thursday to fight what he said are the enemies of God, and called on ISIS fighters to destroy the Iraqi city’s “infidels” and invade Turkey. In a 31-minute audio recording…”This is what we were promised by Allah and His messenger,” two weeks after the beginning of the Iraqi military’s operation to liberate Mosul…

Nile ‘Disaster’: Flooding Turns River Brown, Shuts Down Water Treatment Stations
Days of heavy rain in Egypt have turned the Nile River, which almost all of the country’s 92 million residents depend on for water, into a turkey brown soup. The stormy weather and subsequent flooding swept tons of soil into the waterway, and the silt-loaded river has forced the closure of several main water treatment stations and caused the disruption of water supplies in some areas.

Wikileaks Exposes Collusion Between Clinton Campaign, State Department, And New York Times
And the hits just keep on coming. At the same time as the latest Wikileaks email dump revealed an email sent from the gmail account of DOJ assistant attorney general, Peter Kadzik, to the gmail account of John Podesta, warning him of a FOIA case that would make it “a while before the State Department posts the [Hillary] emails”, an off-the-record communication which the DOJ apparently had no complaints about, we learned of another coordinated, collusive event, this time involving not the Department of Justice, but the Secretary of State, the New York Times, and the Clinton campaign.

Military Leader: Iran Sending Elite Fighters Into U.S., Europe
The Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps, the country’s elite military force, is sending assets to infiltrate the United States and Europe at the direction of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, according to recent Farsi-language comments from an Iranian military leader.

Iraqi forces consolidate their gains in eastern Mosul
Iraqi special forces mopping up in territory seized in eastern Mosul killed eight Islamic State militants Wednesday as residents fled to safety from nearby areas and men shaved the beards they were forced to grow while the extremists were in control.

Hacked emails show Clinton campaign communicated with State
A State Department official appeared to coordinate with Hillary Clinton’s nascent presidential campaign hours before the former secretary of state’s exclusive use of private emails was first detailed in a news account last year, newly released hacked emails show.

Video: Why Are Russia and China Buying Up All of America’s Food?
The Port of New Orleans is quickly running out of food. The Russians and the Chinese are buying up a good portion of America’s grain and food. Inside sources are saying that China is preparing to buy up all beef. What is behind these actions. Could it have anything to do with an impending War between China and Russia and the United States.


Sen. Cotton: Clinton Foundation “May Be the World’s Largest Money Laundering and Influence-Peddling Operation”

The more we learn about the Clinton Foundation’s operations, whether it’s from the book Clinton Cash, or Bret Baier’s reporting or The Wall Street Journal’s reporting, the more it becomes clearer that the Clinton Foundation may be the world’s largest money laundering and influence-peddling operation. In fact……

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In God We Trust, in Hillary We Decline

No one—other than our Creator—knows what the outcome of what Tuesday night will be. Journalists, talking heads, videographers and poll predictors are pundits more than they are ready-made soothsayers, .and too few of them are telling the masses the truth: That Hillary Clinton, should she win, will have stolen rather than have won the election.

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Bret Baier: FBI Sources Believe Clinton Foundation Case Moving Towards “Likely an Indictment”

Fox News Channel’s Bret Baier reports the latest news about the Clinton Foundation investigation from two sources inside the FBI. He reveals five important new pieces of information in these two short clips:

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The Briefing 11-03-16

LGBT community to Peter Thiel: Being gay is about political identity, not sexual identity

Will Airbnb’s new “community commitment” eliminate discrimination, or is it just virtue signaling?

Who’s leading the opposition to expanding gambling in New Jersey? Area casino magnates

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Top Headlines – 11/3/2016

  • Cubs Win 1st Series Title Since 1908, Beat Indians in Game 7 (Read More)
  • Trump, Clinton blast each other on character; Clinton rises in poll (Read More)
  • Trump-effect grips world stocks, dollar (Read More)
  • No Brexit without Parliament approval: High Court (Read More)
  • With Iraqi troops at Mosul’s gate, Baghdadi promises victory (Read More)
  • China Slowdown Deepens Looming Pension Crisis (Read More)
  • Wells Fargo’s Stars Thrived While 5000 Workers Got Fired (Read More)
  • Ghost soldiers: the Russians secretly dying for the Kremlin in Syria (Read More)
  • Kentucky Plans to Pull At Least $800 Million From Hedge Funds (Read More)
  • Gold Bugs Don’t All Fear the Fed (Read More)
  • Egypt Free Floats Pound, Raises Lending Rates to Spur Economy (Read More)
  • Aging Pipelines Raise Concerns (Read More)
  • The Postwar Boom Isn’t Coming Back Anytime Soon (Read More)
  • John Mackey Will Be Sole CEO of Whole Foods Market (Read More)
  • Mystery Letter Haunts Scandal-Hit South Korean Leader (Read More)
  • Deutsche Bank set to be among hardest hit by new capital rules (Read More)
  • Facebook Shares Tumble After Projecting Higher Costs And Slower Growth (Read More)
  • U.S. Sues AT&T’s DirecTV for Alleged Collusion During Dodgers TV Talks (Read More)
  • High-Speed Traders Woo More Asia Recruits Than ‘Gloomy’ Banks (Read More)
  • Wall Street and Kochs Fuel Most Expensive U.S. Senate Race Ever (Read More)
  • The Mega Rich Have Found an Unlikely New Refuge (Read More)

Hamas looks to join PLO, marking major unification step

Netanyahu to Abbas: If settlements didn’t exist, would you recognize a Jewish state?

US irked as East Jerusalem housing plans move forward

New rail plans link Jerusalem to West Bank settlements

Netanyahu, on 2015 election day, claimed US part of scheme to unseat him – report

In deeply divided Israel, Jewish and Arab women build case for peace

Netanyahu Criticizes American Jewish Leaders Over Western Wall Protest

Abbas announces support for controversial UNESCO resolutions

Christian supporters of Israel plan to flood UNESCO with bibles

‘Balfour Declaration the crime of the century’

Reports: Sudan government arrests people returning from Israel

ISIS leader in rare recording: Jews give everything to fight against jihad

How worrying is Russia’s growing presence in the Middle East?

Syria conflict: Russia tells rebels to leave Aleppo

UN alarmed at ISIS using human shields

US general: Fight for Mosul will get tougher

ISIS leader confident of victory, in first message about Mosul battle

Mosul battle: ‘IS leader Baghdadi’ urges no retreat

Mosul battle: Militiamen ‘torture’ IS suspects on city outskirts

Iraqi militias ‘lock civilians in cages and strap them to car bonnets’ in torture campaign en route to Mosul

Sandstorm Hits Rukban Refugee Camp on Jordanian Border

Two U.S. military personnel, 16 Afghans killed in clash, police say

France Moves Over 1,600 Child Migrants out of Calais

Under Hillary Clinton Presidency, U.S. Muslim Population Would Exceed France’s by 2024

Iran claims it’s sending elite fighters to infiltrate US, Europe

Iran’s supreme leader criticizes US presidential candidates

Barack Obama warns ‘the fate of the world’ at risk if Donald Trump elected president and publicly criticises FBI and James Comey

Clinton Plugs Another Weak Story About Trump’s Ties to Putin

Assange says hacked Clinton emails didn’t come from Russia government

FBI’s Clinton Foundation investigation now ‘a very high priority,’ sources say

Senior FBI officials were told of new emails in early October but wanted more information before renewing Clinton probe

Wikileaks Exposes Collusion Between Clinton Campaign, State Department, And New York Times

Emails show Clinton campaign coordinated with State Dept. official before email revelation

Anthony Weiner reportedly checks in to rehab for sexting addiction – sexting victim accuses FBI’s Comey of victimizing her

‘How Do I Change My Vote?’ Searches Skyrocket as Donald Trump Urges Early Clinton Voters to Switch

Media fear FBI bombshell will hand election to Trump

Russian Hackers? 45% Call News Media ‘Primary Threat That Might Try to Change Election Results’

Hackers may abuse open data for ‘ultimate’ attack and chaos, says ‘father’ of World Wide Web

Nephew: George W. Bush may vote for Clinton

Bushes abandon Trump, but he’s running against the GOP brand, not just Clinton

Jeffrey Katzenberg Says Obama Still Has “Huge Agenda” Before Leaving White House

Former KKK Leader David Duke Blames Debate Protests On Black Lives Matter ‘Radicals’

Ambush-style killings of police up 167% this year

U.K. Lawmakers Must Vote on Brexit, High Court Rules; Pound Surges

Egypt devalues its currency, meeting key IMF demand

S&P posts 7-day slide as US election fears linger; Fed holds rates steady

The restaurant recession has arrived

Magnitude 5.0 quake hits central Italy

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Raoul Island, New Zealand

Ruiz volcano in Colombia erupts to 24,000ft

Klyuchevskoy volcano on Kamchatka, Russia erupts to 22,000ft

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

Turrialba volcano in Costa Rica erupts to 13,000ft

New tropical storm forms in the Western Pacific

Nile ‘Disaster’: Flooding Turns River Brown, Shuts Down Water Treatment Stations

Late-week cooldown to slash record heat across southern US

Is Insulin the New EpiPen? Families Facing Sticker Shock Over 400 Percent Price Hike

With insurers pulling out of markets, some Obamacare users “really nervous”

Obama requires LGBT equality from religious aid contractors

In Uganda, gay men say police use torturous method to ‘prove’ homosexuality

Moroccan teenage girls to face trial on homosexuality charges

German court rules parents of 15-year-old girl cannot stop her having sexual relationship with uncle, 47

Brownsburg priest who performs exorcisms says the number of people requesting them is on the rise

Benjamin Creme Forerunner of Maitreya Dies at 93

Mike Oppenheimer – The Sabbath is not in the New Covenant

Prophetess Amanda Wells Continues Her Plagiarism

Prophetess Jo Ellen Stevens – God’s Hands Are Tied – Only You Can Command Angels to Prevent Election Fraud

Georgia Drops Demands for Pastor to Hand Over Bible and Sermons, Now Wants Minister Credentials, Salar

DEVELOPING: Indictment ‘Likely’ in Clinton Foundation FBI Investigation

Posted: 03 Nov 2016 07:29 AM PDT

Fox News Special Report anchor Bret Baier reports that two sources with “intimate knowledge” of the Clinton Foundation FBI investigation say that an indictment is…

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Nancy Pelosi Claims FBI’s James Comey ‘Not in Right Job,’ Will Be ‘Casualty’ of Election

Posted: 03 Nov 2016 07:22 AM PDT

House Minority Nancy Pelosi has claimed that FBI Director Comey is “not in the right job,” following his decision to reopen the investigation into Hillary…

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Dr. James Dobson: The Upcoming Election Is a ‘Point of No Return’

Posted: 03 Nov 2016 07:13 AM PDT

(By Dr. James Dobson) Every four years, when Americans head to the polls to choose our next president, it’s easy, and frankly common, to label each…

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Emails show Clinton campaign coordinated with State Dept. official before email revelation

Posted: 03 Nov 2016 07:08 AM PDT

Newly released emails appear to show a State Department official coordinating with Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign before her use of a private email to conduct…

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U.S. militia preparing for civil unrest as presidential election nears

Posted: 03 Nov 2016 06:59 AM PDT

Down a Georgia country road, camouflaged members of the Three Percent Security Force have mobilized for rifle practice, hand-to-hand combat training — and an impromptu…

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France closing mosques promoting ‘radical ideology’

Posted: 03 Nov 2016 06:51 AM PDT

France’s interior minister has ordered the closure of four mosques that allegedly espoused a ‘radical ideology,’ the latest such shutdowns among dozens since the Nov….

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Number Of Homeless In NYC Reaches All-Time High…

Posted: 03 Nov 2016 06:45 AM PDT

The number of homeless people living in New York City has reached a record-high. The Department of Homeless Services reported there were 60,252, up 200…

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Russian experts collecting evidence of anti-govt chemical attack in Aleppo

Posted: 02 Nov 2016 07:41 PM PDT

Russian military experts have been dispatched to the site of an alleged chemical attack in a government-held area of Aleppo that killed two Syrian servicemen…

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Our Time is Short

Read: Recommitting Your Life To God and Jesus Christ – Restoration and Forgiveness With God and Jesus Christ (Updated Version)


What is The Gospel?

God made everything out of nothing, including you and me. His main purpose in creation was to bring him pleasure.

The chief way in which we as humanity do this is through loving, obeying, and enjoying him perfectly.

Instead of this, we have sinned against our loving Creator and acted in high-handed rebellion.

God has vowed that he will righteously and lovingly judge sinners with eternal death.

But God, being merciful, loving, gracious, and just, sent his own son, Jesus Christ, in the likeness of man to live as a man; fulfilling his perfect requirements in the place of sinners; loving, obeying, and enjoying him perfectly.

And further, his son bore the eternal judgment of God upon the cross of Calvary, as he satisfied the eternal anger of God, standing in the place of sinners. God treated Jesus as a sinner, though he was perfectly sinless, that he might declare sinners as perfect.

This glorious transaction occurs as the sinner puts their faith (dependence, trust) in the Lord Jesus Christ as their substitute. God then charges Christ’s perfection to the sinner, and no longer views him as an enemy but instead an adopted son covered in the perfect righteousness of his son.

God furnished proof that this sacrifice was accepted by raising Jesus from the dead.

God will judge the world in righteousness and all of those who are not covered in the righteousness of Christ, depending on him for forgiveness, will be forced to stand on their own to bear the eternal anger of God.

Therefore, all must turn from sin and receive Christ Jesus as Lord.


What Is the Gospel?

There is no greater message to be heard than that which we call the gospel. But as important as that is, it is often given to massive distortions or over simplifications. People think they’re preaching the gospel to you when they tell you, ‘you can have a purpose to your life’, or that ‘you can have meaning to your life’, or that ‘you can have a personal relationship with Jesus.’ All of those things are true, and they’re all important, but they don’t get to the heart of the gospel.

The gospel is called the ‘good news’ because it addresses the most serious problem that you and I have as human beings, and that problem is simply this: God is holy and He is just, and I’m not. And at the end of my life, I’m going to stand before a just and holy God, and I’ll be judged. And I’ll be judged either on the basis of my own righteousness–or lack of it –or the righteousness of another. The good news of the gospel is that Jesus lived a life of perfect righteousness, of perfect obedience to God, not for His own well being but for His people. He has done for me what I couldn’t possibly do for myself. But not only has He lived that life of perfect obedience, He offered Himself as a perfect sacrifice to satisfy the justice and the righteousness of God.

The great misconception in our day is this: that God isn’t concerned to protect His own integrity. He’s a kind of wishy-washy deity, who just waves a wand of forgiveness over everybody. No. For God to forgive you is a very costly matter. It cost the sacrifice of His own Son. So valuable was that sacrifice that God pronounced it valuable by raising Him from the dead – so that Christ died for us, He was raised for our justification. So the gospel is something objective. It is the message of who Jesus is and what He did. And it also has a subjective dimension. How are the benefits of Jesus subjectively appropriated to us? How do I get it? The Bible makes it clear that we are justified not by our works, not by our efforts, not by our deeds, but by faith–and by faith alone. The only way you can receive the benefit of Christ’s life and death is by putting your trust in Him–and in Him alone. You do that, you’re declared just by God, you’re adopted into His family, you’re forgiven of all of your sins, and you have begun your pilgrimage for eternity.


The Gospel In A Nutshell

Now, with regard to this rule of faith—that we may from this point acknowledge what it is which we defend—it is, you must know, that which prescribes the belief that there is one only God, and that He is none other than the Creator of the world, who produced all things out of nothing through His own Word, first of all sent forth; that this Word is called His Son, and, under the name of God, was seen “in diverse manners” by the patriarchs, heard at all times in the prophets, at last brought down by the Spirit and Power of the Father into the Virgin Mary, was made flesh in her womb, and, being born of her, went forth as Jesus Christ; thenceforth He preached the new law and the new promise of the kingdom of heaven, worked miracles; having been crucified, He rose again the third day; (then) having ascended into the heavens, He sat at the right hand of the Father; sent instead of Himself the Power of the Holy Ghost to lead such as believe; will come with glory to take the saints to the enjoyment of everlasting life and of the heavenly promises, and to condemn the wicked to everlasting fire, after the resurrection of both these classes shall have happened, together with the restoration of their flesh. This rule, as it will be proved, was taught by Christ, and raises amongst ourselves no other questions than those which heresies introduce, and which make men heretics.

Tertullian, “On Prescription Against Heretics,” Chapter XIIl


What Is the Gospel?

This post is adapted from the tract “What Is the Gospel?” by Greg Gilbert.


A Message from God

What exactly do Christians mean when they talk about the “gospel of Jesus Christ”? Since the word “gospel” means “good news,” when Christians talk about the gospel, they’re simply telling the good news about Jesus! It’s a message from God saying, “Good news! Here is how you can be saved from my judgment!” That’s an announcement you can’t afford to ignore.

Why Is the Gospel Good News?

So, what is the good news about Jesus Christ?

Since the earliest Christians announced the good news about Jesus, it has been organized around these questions:

  1. Who made us, and to whom are we accountable?
  2. What is our problem?
  3. What is God’s solution to our problem?
  4. How can I be included in his solution?

Christians through the centuries since Christ have answered those questions with the same truth from the Bible.

  1. We are accountable to God.
  2. Our problem is our sin against him.
  3. God’s solution is salvation through Jesus Christ.
  4. We come to be included in that salvation by faith and repentance.

Let’s summarize those points like this: God, Mankind, Jesus Christ, and Our Response.

God

The first thing to know about the good news of Jesus is that “in the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth” (Gen. 1:1). Everything starts from that point, so if you get that point wrong then everything else that follows will be wrong. Because God created everything—including us—he has the right to tell us how to live. You have to understand that in order to understand the good news about Jesus. To understand just how glorious and life-giving the gospel of Jesus Christ is, we have to understand that God is also holy and righteous. He is determined never to ignore or tolerate sin. Including ours!

Mankind

When God created the first human beings, Adam and Eve, he intended for them to live under his righteous rule in perfect joy—obeying him and living in fellowship with him. When Adam disobeyed God, though, and ate the one fruit that God had told him not to eat, that fellowship with God was broken. Moreover, Adam and Eve had declared rebellion against God. They were denying his authority over their lives.

It’s not just Adam and Eve who are guilty of sin. The Bible says, “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). Sin is the rejection of God himself and his authority over those to whom he gives life.

Once you understand sin in that light, you begin to understand why “the wages of sin is death” (Romans 6:23). That’s not just physical death, but spiritual death, a forceful separating of our sinful, rebellious selves from the presence of God forever. The Bible teaches that the final destiny for unbelieving sinners is eternal, active judgment in a place called “hell.”

But . . .

Jesus Christ

The word “Christ” means “anointed one,” referring to anointing a king with oil when he is crowned. So, when we say “Jesus Christ,” we’re saying that Jesus is a King!

When Jesus began his public ministry, he told the people, “The kingdom of God is at hand. Repent and believe the good news!” As Jesus died on a cross, the awful weight of all our sins fell on his shoulders. The sentence of death God had pronounced against rebellious sinners struck. And Jesus died. For you and me!

But the story doesn’t end there. Jesus the Crucified is no longer dead. The Bible tells us that he rose from the grave. Jesus’s rising from the grave was God’s way of saying, “What Jesus claimed about who he is and what he came to do is true!”

Our Response

What does God expect us to do with the information that Jesus died in our place so we can be saved from God’s righteous wrath against our sins? He expects us to respond with repentance and faith.

To repent of our sins means to turn away from our rebellion against God. Repentance doesn’t mean we’ll bring an immediate end to our sinning. It does mean, though, that we’ll never again live at peace with our sins.

Not only that, but we also turn to God in faith. Faith is reliance. It’s a promise-founded trust in the risen Jesus to save you from your sins. If God is ever to count us righteous, he’ll have to do it on the basis of someone else’s record, someone who’s qualified to stand in as our substitute. And that’s what happens when a person is saved by Jesus: All our sins are credited to Jesus who took the punishment for them, and the perfect righteousness of Jesus is then credited to us when we place our trust in what he has done for us! That’s what faith means—to rely on Jesus, to trust in him alone to stand in our place and win a righteous verdict from God!


Ravi Zacharias explains the gospel in two minutes:


The Gospel on 5 Fingers

The five main components of the gospel can be remembered on 5 fingers of one hand. Here they are:

1) Jesus’ birth
2) Jesus’ life
3) Jesus’ death
4) Jesus’ resurrection
5) Jesus’ ascension

Obviously each point can be elaborated on depending on how much time you have. Here’s the short version:

1) Jesus’ birth – Jesus, God himself, the creator of the universe, the Messiah, became a human being – took on flesh, and was born of a virgin.

2) Jesus’ life – Jesus lived a life of perfect obedience to his Father. Though he was tempted in every way as we are, he never once sinned.

3) Jesus’ death – on the cross, Jesus himself took all our sins and paid for them. God the father counted all our sins to Jesus as if he himself had personally committed them. Then Jesus bore God’s wrath towards sin – the punishment we deserved – as a substitute for us.

4) Jesus’ resurrection – within 3 days, Jesus rose physically from the dead, proving that his sacrifice for sins have been accepted by God, since the punishment for sin was death. Jesus was seen by numerous people after he rose including 500 at one time (1 Corinthians 15).

5) Jesus’ ascension – Jesus ascended physically into heaven where he reigns as King of kings and Lord of lords. And someday he will return to the earth.

That’s the gospel, the good news, and if we believe in Jesus Christ and this good news and call upon him he will save us from our sins and give us eternal life.

That’s a simple way to remember the gospel – five fingers. Even a child can do it. So ask God to give you opportunities to share his good news today.


Please take the time to watch this clip, so that you might understand the authentic Gospel


This is the Gospel:

Friend, God is holy. There is a God in heaven who has created you and me, and He is the authority over both of us. He is perfectly holy. “In Him is Light, and there is no darkness at all” (1 John 1:5). And the problem with that is that if we want to have fellowship with God, we have to be light and no darkness at all. And yet here’s the problem: we are darkness. We are sinful. We’ve all broken His law. We’ve all lied, stolen, we’ve all looked with lust, we’ve all been angry with our brothers in our hearts. We’ve all fallen short of the glorious standard of perfection that God requires (Rom 3:23). And there’s nothing we can do about it. No amount of works, no amount of contrition, no amount of bad feelings, no amount of church attendance, no amount of Bible reading, no amount of evangelism can earn forgiveness of our sins and the righteousness which God requires (Titus 3:5; cf. Isa 64:6).

And yet God is gracious, and He loves us, and as His creatures He wants to display His glory in us by rescuing us from that. And so He sent His Son—God in the flesh, the Lord Jesus Christ—to be born as a helpless little baby (John 1:14; 3:16; Col 2:9). God of the universe, Sustainer of the universe, Himself being sustained in the womb of a teenage Hebrew girl, and upholding the world by the word of His power (Heb 1:3) while He is upheld by the nutrients from her own body! Unspeakable! And in great humility, He grows up with the growing pains of life in a fallen world, though He Himself never being with any sin—without sin entirely (2 Cor 5:21; Heb 4:15; 7:26). And He lives a perfectly righteous life. The way that you and I have failed to live before God—the way that we have failed in thought, word, and deed, and fallen short of God’s glory—Christ never did. Not even a thought. He loved God, His Father, perfectly. He always walked in perfect righteousness. He lived the life that you were commanded to live, that I was commanded to live, that we failed to live. He lived that perfect life that God is worthy of.

And not only did He live for us, He died for us. He went to the cross. Our sin demanded death. Our sin demanded eternal punishment. Our sin demanded wrath—just wrath exercised on us for eternity (Rom 6:23). But because of the infinite worth of Christ’s person, He was on that cross. And on that cross, God exercised upon Him the full fury of His own anger (Rom 3:24–26; 2 Cor 5:21; Gal 3:10–14), that was rightly due to me and rightly due to you, and that you will experience if you don’t turn from your sin and trust in this Messiah. Christ was born, lived, died, and was raised (1 Cor 15:3–4). And He rose from the grave after being dead, demonstrating His victory over sin and death.

And now God promises that if you turn from your sin, if you repudiate all that you are and all that you were and all that you love, and you turn away from a life of pursuing sin—and if you repudiate not only your bad works but your good works, if you turn from trying to earn your salvation by all the good deeds that you might want to do as a moral person—if you turn away from all of that (Acts 17:30–31), and you trust in Christ alone for righteousness (Phil 3:7–8; cf. Rom 3:28; 10:4), God promises that He will forgive you. He will have treated Christ on the cross as if Christ lived your life. And He will then treat you, justly and legally and righteously, as if you lived Christ’s perfect life of righteousness (2 Cor 5:21). And you can be saved to know the God you were created to love and enjoy. You can have the fullness of joy, the eternal pleasures that are at the Father’s right hand in heaven (Ps 16:11), and begin even now, because eternal life is to know God (John 17:3).

Friend, would you repent? Would you turn from your sin and trust in this perfect Savior to avail for you before God, to pay for your sin and to provide your righteousness?


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Who do you think that I am?

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.

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The Perseverance (Security) of the Saints

Notice all the Scripture references!

It is not just a handful of texts that teach the perseverance of the saints: the entire gospel sustains and confirms it. The Father has chosen them before the foundation of the world (Eph. 1:4), ordained them to eternal life (Acts 13:48), to be conformed to the image of his Son (Rom. 8:29). This election stands (Rom. 9:11; Heb. 6:17) and in due time carries with it the calling and justification and glorification (Rom. 8:30). Christ, in whom all the promises of God are Yes and Amen (2 Cor. 1:20), died for those who were given him by the Father (John 17:6, 12) in order that he might give them eternal life and not lose a single one of them (6:40; 17:2); he therefore gives them eternal life and they will never be lost in all eternity; no one will snatch them out of his hand (6:39; 10:28).

The Holy Spirit who regenerates them remains eternally with them (14:16) and seals them for the day of redemption (Eph. 1:13; 4:30). The covenant of grace is firm and confirmed with an oath (Heb. 6:16–18; 13:20), unbreakable like a marriage (Eph. 5:31–32), like a testament (Heb. 9:17), and by virtue of that covenant, God calls his elect. He inscribes the law upon their inmost being, puts his fear in their heart (Heb. 8:10; 10:14ff.), will not let them be tempted beyond their strength (1 Cor. 10:13), confirms and completes the good work he has begun in them (1 Cor. 1:9; Phil. 1:6), and keeps them for the return of Christ to receive the heavenly inheritance (1 Thess. 5:23; 2 Thess. 3:3; 1 Pet. 1:4–5).

In his intercession before the Father, Christ acts in such a way that their faith may not fail (Luke 22:32), that in the world they may be kept from the evil one (John 17:11, 20), that they may be saved for all times (Heb. 7:20), that their sins will be forgiven them (1 John 2:1), and that they may all be where he is to behold his glory (John 17:24). The benefits of Christ, which the Holy Spirit imparts to them, are all irrevocable (Rom. 11:29). Those who are called are also glorified (8:30). Those who are adopted as children are heirs of eternal life (8:17; Gal. 4:7). Those who believe have eternal life already here and now (John 3:16). That life itself, being eternal, cannot be lost. It cannot die since it cannot sin (1 John 3:9). Faith is a firm ground (Heb. 11:1), hope is an anchor (6:19) and does not disappoint us (Rom. 5:5), and love never ends (1 Cor. 13:8).

Herman Bavinck, Reformed Dogmatics: Holy Spirit, Church, and New Creation, volume 4 (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker, 2008), 270.


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November 2, 2016 Truth2Freedom Briefing Report (US•World•Christian)

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Nov. 2, 2016 |

BLOOMBERG

Two Des Moines area police officers were shot to death while sitting in their patrol cars early Wednesday in what authorities described as separate ambush-style attacks, and police said they are searching for a known suspect.

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, missing for more than two years, may have plummeted at 25,000 feet a minute in its final moments and wasn’t configured to land when it hit the water, according to the latest analysis by Australian investigators.

Steel tycoon Alexey Mordashov became Russia’s richest person, passing metal billionaire Vladimir Potanin. Mordashov’s fortune rose $126 million to $15.7 billion Monday, topping Potanin by $200 million, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index

The heating fuel may surge to $20 to $25 per million British thermal units in New England this winter, the highest in the world, as pipeline bottlenecks limit supplies during frigid weather, traders including Consolidated Edison Inc.’s ConEdison Energy said.

The Pentagon will need as much as $500 million extra to finish the development phase for Lockheed Martin Corp.’s F-35, the most expensive U.S. weapons system ever, officials said.

There’s one certain winner of next week’s presidential election, according to HSBC Holdings Plc: investors in gold.

AP Top Stories

The FBI has unexpectedly released documents concerning ex-president Bill Clinton’s pardon of the husband of a wealthy Democratic donor, in a surprise move just days before the election in which his wife is seeking to become America’s first female president.

French demolition teams cleared the last shacks in the Calais “Jungle” on Monday, signalling the end of the notorious camp as concerns mount for thousands of migrants sleeping rough in Paris.

The woman at the center of a political scandal that has cast the South Korean presidency into crisis was detained late on Monday, hours after she had arrived at the office of local prosecutors to answer questions. Prosecutors are investigating allegations that Choi Soon-sil used her friendship with President Park Geun-hye to influence state affairs by gaining access to classified documents and benefited personally through non-profit foundations, a prosecution official said.

Wealthy powerbrokers. Special interest groups. Millions of dollars pouring in to elect conservatives or liberals. It sounds like a typical election-year contest for Congress or a state legislature, but it’s actually a high-stakes battle for institutions that were once considered above politics: state supreme courts. Political groups view control of the high courts as essential to either defending or thwarting state laws. And they are more and more willing to spend big to gain the advantage.

A new discovery could lend evidence to the theory that lost pilot Amelia Earhart died as a castaway some time after safely landing her plane near an Island in the Pacific Ocean.

Pakistan accused India Monday of killing four civilians and wounding six others in cross-border fire, amid heightened tensions between the nuclear-armed rivals.

Dangerous bacteria, including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), can spread from sick patients in a hospital to the scrubs of health care workers, a new study finds. These pathogens can also find their way from the patient to items in their hospital room, such as the bed rail, according to the study.

Boeing and Iran are “within days” of finalizing the details of Iran Air’s massive order for 80 aircraft after it was approved by the U.S. government last month.

BBC

Child sex abuse allegations involving one of Iran’s best-known Koran reciters are causing shock and anger in the country; days after several accusers took the unprecedented step of going public with the claims.

A young couple in Washington is accused of injecting three young children with heroin to “make them go to sleep”. Police say Ashlee Hutt and Mac Leroy McIver were found living with three children, aged six, four and two, among rat droppings, drug needles and heroin.

Former Argentinian president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has made her first appearance in court over corruption allegations, claiming she is a victim of political persecution.

Electoral officials in Ivory Coast say the yes campaign has won Sunday’s referendum on a new constitution, with 93.42% of the votes. The turnout – 42.42% – is higher than an earlier 7% estimate by opposition parties that boycotted the polls.

All 33 miners trapped in a coal mine in China by an explosion have been found dead, report state media.

French authorities have begun moving 1,500 migrant children from the Calais “Jungle” camp, a week after demolition began. The unaccompanied children will be taken to reception centers around the country.

Iraqi forces are securing their foothold in the city of Mosul, moving from house to house to clear areas of Islamic State (IS) militants. Soldiers and special forces paused their advance on Wednesday, a day after pushing into the eastern outskirts.

WND New government data shows 1.6 million legal and illegal immigrants settled in the United States during 2014, up 40 percent since President Barack Obama was inaugurated in 2009.

For 11 years, Professor Duke Pesta gave quizzes to his students at the beginning of the school year to test their knowledge on basic facts about American history and Western culture. The most surprising result from his 11-year experiment? Students’ overwhelming belief that slavery began in the United States and was almost exclusively an American phenomenon, he said.

They might have finally hit gone too far when Sunday night’s HBO episode of their new futuristic show “Westworld” featured a four-minute orgy scene with approximately 40 actors engaging in a variety of sex acts.


Top News – 11/2/2016

Iraqi forces advance into E. Mosul, ISIS moves west
Iraqi forces Tuesday made significant advances into Mosul from the east Tuesday on the 16th day of the coalition offensive to drive ISIS from Iraq’s second city. Iraqi forces are reported by official sources to be in control of the Gogjali neighborhood and the Mosul state TV building….

GERMANY AT BOILING POINT: Furious mob takes to streets hunting and attacking migrants
The incident has highlighted once again the seething resentment that the far-right has for refugees who are spread out in accommodation centres across the country.

WAR ON THE STREETS OF PARIS: Armed migrants fight running battles in the French capital
A MIGRANT turf war erupted into violence on the streets of one of Paris’ trendiest neighbourhoods early this morning as asylum seekers beat each other to a pulp with wooden clubs.

‘We’re being invaded right now’
The question is, why are liberals so quick to embrace this invasion, and why are traditionalists and conservatives like myself so resistant to erasing the borders, language and culture of this great nation?” More than 3 million foreigners came to the United States in 2014 and 2015 according to a new report from the Center for Immigration Studies. The foreign-born population in the United States, now standing at 43.3 million people, is at an all-time high.

Clinton, Trump Prepare for Possibility of Election Overtime
Clinton is assembling a voter protection program that has drawn thousands of lawyers agreeing to lend their time and expertise in battleground states, though the campaign isn’t saying exactly how many or where. It is readying election observers in Florida, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Ohio, New Hampshire, Iowa, Nevada and Arizona to assess any concerns — including the potential for voter intimidation — and to verify normal procedures.

Hackers may abuse open data for ‘ultimate’ attack and chaos, says ‘father’ of World Wide Web
“If you disrupted traffic data for example, to tell everybody that all the roads south of the river are closed, so everybody would go north of the river, that would gridlock you [and] disable the city,” he told the outlet.

Netanyahu to Abbas: If settlements didn’t exist, would you recognize a Jewish state?
“I [have] turned not only to Hamas, but to President Abbas, and I said, ‘Would you recognize a Jewish state, assuming we solve the settlement problem?’” Netanyahu said. “And they won’t, because the real settlement issues are the settlements of Tel Aviv, Jaffa, Haifa, Akko,” Netanyahu said.

Volcano on Rome’s doorstep is slowly reawakening
A dormant volcano just outside Rome could be slowly reawakening, scientists have said, raising fears of a Pompeii-style ash-and-rock cloud sweeping across the Italian capital…an international team of researchers reported that the ground in the region is rising by 2-3mm per year and underground chambers located several kilometres below the towns of Ariccia, Castel Gandolfo and Albano are filling up with magma…

Another Earthquake Hits Oklahoma Area Shook by Major Temblor
A magnitude 4.5 earthquake has shaken north-central Oklahoma, hitting the same area where a record-setting 5.8 magnitude quake struck two months ago. The earthquake occurred at 11:27 p.m. Tuesday. The U.S. Geological Survey reports the epicenter was near Pawnee, about 70 miles northeast of Oklahoma City.

Islamic State-Linked Magazine Urges ‘Lone-Wolf’ Attacks in West to Avenge Mosul
In the second issue of the magazine, titled Nashir – Now Fight Has Come, the writers remind Muslims…of the “privilege” they have residing “among our enemies who live peacefully in their countries,”… “…You should stop its bleeding by carrying out exhaustion operations of the Enemy’s power and blood … cut their heads by your knives, let us hear your guns blasting their heads,” it also states, according to FD.

Number of home-schooled students has doubled since 1999, new data shows
Approximately 1.8 million U.S. children were home-schooled in 2012, more than double the number that were home-schooled in 1999, when the federal government began gathering data on national home-schooling trends, according to estimates released Tuesday. The estimated number of home-schooled children represents 3.4 percent of the U.S. student population between the ages of 5 and 17.

Society Commentary DC City Council Votes to Allow Physician-Assisted Suicide. That’ll Change Us All, for the Worse.
Earlier today, the D.C. City Council voted to allow physician-assisted suicide. But the debate isn’t over. The Washington Post reports that “the council must still hold a final vote on the bill, possibly as early as Nov. 15,” and that the mayor, Muriel Bowser, must decide if she’ll sign or veto the bill.

Mosul battle: Iraqi troops secure foothold in eastern outskirts
Iraqi forces are securing their foothold in the city of Mosul, moving from house to house to clear areas of Islamic State (IS) militants. Soldiers and special forces paused their advance on Wednesday, a day after pushing into the eastern outskirts. A BBC journalist says they are moving with caution, amid fears of ambushes, secret tunnels and booby traps.

Is a ‘Moroccan spring’ coming?
Angry demonstrations in Morocco have raised the question of how stable the kingdom, which survived the Arab spring intact, actually is today. The trigger for the protests, which have been peaceful thus far, bears similarities to that which set off unrest in Tunisia nearly six years ago and spread into the convulsions that swept up Egypt, Libya and Syria.

Hurrah to American Express for Dumping Roger Waters for Anti-Israel Bias
Major companies pride themselves on being good corporate citizens. It is not always true, but when a positive example is set, it merits praise. I would like to single out American Express for its integrity after withdrawing its sponsorship for a tour by former Pink Floyd front man, Roger Waters. According to the New York Post, “The credit giant took off the table a $4 million sponsorship of Waters’ 2017 tour in North America following his partisan and anti-Israel rhetoric this month at a festival that American Express sponsored.”

Russian Armada Enters Mediterranean En Route to Syria
A Russian naval contingency led by the missile cruiser Pyotr Veliky has arrived in the Mediterranean Sea from the Atlantic Ocean, Russia’s Defense Minister General Sergey Shoigu said on Tuesday, according to a TASS report.

Venezuela’s Currency Disintegrates: Bolivar Plummets 20% In One Week
When we reported last week that Venezuela’s government has finally thrown in the towel on the hyperinflation plaguing the bankrupt nation…

3,210 Syrian Refugees So Far in 2016; Up 675% from 2015; 99.1% Are Muslims
The Obama administration has resettled 13,210 Syrian refugees into the United States since the beginning of 2016 – an increase of 675 percent over the same 10-month period in 2015.

The U.S. Stock Market Isn’t Going Clinton’s Way
Few institutions have a better track record calling presidential races than the U.S. stock market. At the moment, it’s sending information that counts against Democrat Hillary Clinton.

China proudly debuts its new stealth jet it built ‘by hacking into US computers and stealing plans’
China’s controversial stealth jet has China’s controversial stealth jet has made its first flyby, giving the public and media a glimpse of the aircraft believed to be a copy of America’s F-22 and built using hacked US military blueprints. Taking to the skies at the airshow in the southern city of Zhuhai, in Guangdong province, the J-20 stealth fighter passed by onlookers in a thunderous demonstration.


The restaurant recession has arrived (Blame stealth inflation)

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When life gets expensive people stop going to Outback. I think Confucius said that.

Add the political pressure to raise minimum wages and things don’t look so good for restaurants right now.

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The Briefing 11-02-16


Top Headlines – 11/2/2016

  • U.S. Election Angst Spreads as Stocks Drop, Bonds Rise (Read More)
  • Fed Doesn’t Aim to Push Inflation Beyond 2% (Read More)
  • Tighter Race Brings a Shift in Tactics (Read More)
  • After another release of documents, FBI finds itself caught in a partisan fray (Read More)
  • Trump Tells Early Voters to Change Their Ballots If They Have ‘Buyer’s Remorse’ (Read More)
  • More Pot, Fewer Guns, Higher Pay: Other Big Issues on the Ballot (Read More)
  • Banks No Longer Make the Bulk of U.S. Mortgages (Read More)
  • Kuroda dismisses idea of BOJ buying municipal bonds (Read More)
  • AT&T-Time Warner Deal Stirs Streaming Concerns (Read More)
  • MH370 May Have Fallen at 25,000 Feet Per Minute: New Analysis (Read More)
  • Gun control groups spend millions on state ballot initiatives (Read More)
  • NATO builds up offensive capability on borders of Russia & Belarus, Moscow to respond (Read More)
  • Philippines’ Duterte rails at U.S. ‘monkeys’ for halting gun sale (Read More)
  • How a Smooth Talker Convinced Bankers to Invest $32 Million, Then Vanished (Read More)
  • Maersk Shares Sink After Profit Hit by Weak Freight Rates, Oil Prices (Read More)
  • Alibaba revenue beats expectations with strong e-commerce, media growth (Read More)
  • Hard-Partying Tech Founders Drop J??germeister for Yoga (Read More)
  • Buy Gold No Matter Who Wins the Election, HSBC Says (Read More)

Putin cites Israel as positive example in fight against terror

State Comptroller report: Israel unprepared for cyber attacks

Microsoft Says Russian Hackers Exploited Flaw in Windows

Putin Wants to Push Microsoft Out of Russia in Battle with U.S.

US, Russia planes have closest call yet over Syria – Pentagon

Russian Warships in Mediterranean Prompt Fears Among Syrian Rebels

Russia accuses rebels in Aleppo of killing civilians

Russia says Syria peace talks halted indefinitely

Russia calls for 10-hour ‘humanitarian pause’ in Aleppo

Russia’s Foreign Minister Says Syria Process ‘Sabotaged’

Islamic State-Linked Magazine Urges ‘Lone-Wolf’ Attacks in West to Avenge Mosul

ISIS child soldiers are latest casualties of brutal terrorist army

Syrian refugees: we were tricked into returning to Turkey

Is a ‘Moroccan spring’ coming?

U.N. peacekeepers failed to respond to S.Sudan hotel attack: inquiry

Aid workers accused of sex with underage refugees in Europe

Pope urges Europe to accept more refugees, but understands reservations

Pope Francis Warns Nations Not to Take in More Refugees Than They Can Assimilate

Call for boycott of Chobani yogurt over hiring of refugees

North Korea preparing for another ballistic missile launch, sources say

Chicago Soars Past 600 Homicides After Bloody October

2 Iowa police officers killed in apparent ambush attacks

Election drives gun-buying surge, Beretta election sale on magazines

Former DNC chair Ed Rendell: Clinton campaign is making a mistake by attacking FBI director

After another release of documents, FBI finds itself caught in a partisan fray

FBI surprises again, shares files on Bill Clinton pardon of Marc Rich

Huma Abedin learned FBI was looking at her emails from the press

Emails show Justice Department official overseeing Clinton probe has close ties to Podesta

‘Kept me out of jail’: Top DOJ official involved in Clinton probe represented her campaign chairman

Latest from the Trump conspiracy factory: Bill Clinton’s black son

Trump denounces apparent KKK support, Clinton goes after heckler as rhetoric revs up

Franklin Graham Calls Nation to Prayer on Eve of Election Day, Father Billy Graham’s 98th Birthday

Trump urges early voters with ‘second thoughts’ to recall ballots

Clinton, Trump Prepare for Possibility of Election Overtime

Ready for the next @POTUS? White House reveals digital transition plan

Both Clinton and Trump Warn the Other Would Destroy the U.S.

Hundreds of US economists warn against voting Trump

The U.S. Stock Market Isn’t Going Clinton’s Way

Wall Street stocks tumble as poll suggests Trump win

German Economists Urge EU to Shun Brexit Taboos to Keep U.K. In

Venezuela’s Currency Disintegrates: Bolivar Plummets 20% In One Week

Venezuela is telling hungry city dwellers to grow their own food

Oil Market Turns Skeptical About OPEC’s Ability to Deliver Cuts

State of emergency declared in Alabama after deadly pipeline blast

Pipeline Blast May Create ‘Epic Problem’ for Drivers

Mysterious green fireball observed in skies above Japan on Halloween likely a meteor

Closest supermoon since 1948 on November 14, 2016!

2011 article after Japan earthquake: “Supermoon” and Earthquakes: Is There a Correlation?

Is the ‘big one’ about to hit Rome? Series of tremors and volcano’s reawakening prompt fears of major quake

5.9 magnitude earthquake hits near Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea

5.4 magnitude earthquake hits near Nikol’skoye, Russia

5.2 magnitude earthquake hits near Haebaru, Japan

5.1 magnitude earthquake hits near San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

5.1 magnitude earthquake hits near Sola, Vanuatu

4.5 magnitude earthquake in Oklahoma felt in Kansas City metro

Klyuchevskoy volcano on Kamchatka, Russia erupts to 23,000ft

Sheveluch volcano on Kamchatka, Russia erupts to 18,000ft

Colima volcano in Mexico erupts to 15,000ft

Turrialba volcano in Costa Rica erupts to 13,000ft

Sinabung volcano in Indonesia erupts to 12,000ft

China to provide N.Korea $3 million in flood relief supplies

Floods in Egypt spark criticism of delays to relief efforts

Polio-like illness linked to one death, 8 hospitalizations in Washington state

How nanoscience will improve our health and lives in the coming years

Trump, Pence vow to ‘repeal and replace’ ObamaCare as enrollment begins

With insurers pulling out of markets, some Obamacare users “really nervous”

Ballot measures would legalize pot, end death penalty, create single-payer health care

Washington, D.C., approves ‘Death With Dignity Act’

Parents injected children with heroin as ‘feel good medicine,’ police say

BBC children’s director says she is ‘proud’ of transgender programme aimed at children

‘Westworld’s’ four-minute orgy scene leaves some viewers outraged

Pope: Catholic church ban on female priests is forever

In ‘historic’ first, women pray with Torah scrolls at Western Wall

Violent outbreaks at the Kotel between orthodox and liberals

Ambassador: Denying Israel’s ties to Temple Mount is like denying Sweden’s to IKEA

Brandon & Jen Hatmaker double down on “holy” homosexual “marriage”

Clayton Jennings: Capturing Weak Women – The Saga Continues

Educating Dr Michael Brown: The NAR’s Definition and Role of Apostle

Leading Physician Confirms Unborn Children Feel Excruciating Pain During Late-Term Abortions

Washington, D.C., approves ‘Death With Dignity Act’

Obama requires LGBT equality from religious aid contractors

Posted: 02 Nov 2016 06:19 AM PDT

The Obama administration announced a rule last week that threatens to strip federal contracts from religious relief organizations and charities that adhere to traditional views…

Read more at End Time Headlines.

Strong 4.5 Earthquake Strikes Oklahoma, Homes Reported Shaken

Posted: 02 Nov 2016 06:09 AM PDT

Social media has been flooded with reports of an earthquake after a 4.5-magnitude tremor hit near the second-largest city in Oklahoma. It comes two months…

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Hillary Clinton Explodes On Protestor!

Posted: 02 Nov 2016 06:03 AM PDT

Hillary Clinton launched a tirade on Donald Trump supporters when she was heckled at a Florida rally by a protester who called her husband a…

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DEVELOPING: Huma Abedin Connected To Terrorists and 9/11 Funders

Posted: 02 Nov 2016 05:58 AM PDT

For nearly 20 years, Hillary Clinton has had an extremely close working relationship with a young beauty who was raised in Saudi Arabia. Hillary’s ties…

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Universities work to purge male students of their ‘toxic’ masculinity

Posted: 02 Nov 2016 05:51 AM PDT

Universities across the nation are taking steps to actively purge male students of what’s been labeled “toxic masculinity.” Examples abound of campuses hosting training sessions,…

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Search under way after 2 Iowa cops gunned down in ‘ambush’ attacks

Posted: 02 Nov 2016 05:47 AM PDT

BREAKING NEWS – Authorities in Iowa have called for a manhunt after two police officers were killed in seperate ambush attacks early Wednesday morning while…

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Alabama declares emergency over pipeline explosion

Posted: 01 Nov 2016 07:40 PM PDT

Alabama governor Robert Bentley has declared a month-long state of emergency after a pipeline explosion in Shelby County that killed one and injured six workers….

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Texas Pastor Stunned After TSA inspects His Bible

Posted: 01 Nov 2016 07:24 PM PDT

(Reported By Todd Starnes) The pastor of a Texas megachurch said he was stunned when a government agent stopped him at a TSA checkpoint so…

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D.C. gathering to pray for nation 3 nights until election

Posted: 01 Nov 2016 07:16 PM PDT

What advice would George Washington have for voters in 2016? “Pray,” he would probably say. Not just because the bombastic presidential campaign of 2016 has…

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‘Biggest scandal in U.S. history about to break’

Posted: 01 Nov 2016 07:11 PM PDT

While the FBI and the Justice Department dig into some 650,000 emails on the computer of Huma Abedin and Anthony Weiner, the man who reported…

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Number of home-schooled students has doubled since 1999

Posted: 01 Nov 2016 07:04 PM PDT

Approximately 1.8 million U.S. children were home-schooled in 2012, more than double the number that were home-schooled in 1999, when the federal government began gathering…

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NORAD Conducts Homeland Security Drills in California

Posted: 01 Nov 2016 07:01 PM PDT

The North American Aerospace Defense Command announced a series of aerial homeland security exercises that were to take place Tuesday afternoon between Julian in San…

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‘All indications show that Trump will be the next President’

Posted: 01 Nov 2016 06:49 PM PDT

The Republican Party’s Israel representative, attorney Mark Zell, said that all indications show Donald Trump will be the next US president. “His chances are improving…

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New Obama Admin. Rule Could Ban Religious Charities from Contracts

Posted: 01 Nov 2016 05:38 PM PDT

A new rule from the Obama administration threatens to take away federal contracts from religious relief organizations and charities if they discriminate against LGBT people…

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WikiLeaks: Hillary Clinton Will Be Arrested

Posted: 01 Nov 2016 05:35 PM PDT

WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange has pledged the “next batch of hacked emails” his organization plans to release will lead to the arrest of Democratic presidential…

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UNBELIEVABLE! FBI email decision isn’t scaring away voters from Clinton

Posted: 01 Nov 2016 01:12 PM PDT

A new poll suggests that FBI director James Comey’s announcement of further relevant emails to the Hillary Clinton investigation doesn’t matter all that much to…

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Why are Evangelicals Casting Their Vote for A Guy Who Has No Chance of Winning The Election?

Posted: 01 Nov 2016 12:58 PM PDT

In case you haven’t heard by now, there is an independent candidate that has suddenly emerged out of Utah and has decided to step in the…

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Thousands of UnitedHealthcare customers are no longer covered at CHI Memorial

Posted: 01 Nov 2016 11:56 AM PDT

CHI Memorial CEO Larry Schumacher earlier this month told doctors that the insurance company also was not willing to negotiate any pay increases for physicians…

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North Korea preparing for another ballistic missile launch…

Posted: 01 Nov 2016 11:51 AM PDT

North Korea is preparing to launch another intermediate-range ballistic missile in the next 24 to 72 hours, two U.S. officials with knowledge of the latest…

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Adele: Not the Time for ‘Building Walls or Sh** Like That Right Now’

Posted: 01 Nov 2016 11:42 AM PDT

British pop superstar Adele is apparently not a fan of one of Donald Trump’s signature policy proposals. In an otherwise non-political, wide-ranging interview for the…

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25 Black Church Leaders Concerned About Hillary Clinton’s Positions on Abortion, Religious Freedom

Posted: 01 Nov 2016 08:32 AM PDT

A group of 25 African-American religious leaders and activists, made up largely of Democrats, has sent a letter to Hillary Clinton expressing frustration and concern…

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Our Time is Short

Read: Recommitting Your Life To God and Jesus Christ – Restoration and Forgiveness With God and Jesus Christ (Updated Version)


What is The Gospel?

God made everything out of nothing, including you and me. His main purpose in creation was to bring him pleasure.

The chief way in which we as humanity do this is through loving, obeying, and enjoying him perfectly.

Instead of this, we have sinned against our loving Creator and acted in high-handed rebellion.

God has vowed that he will righteously and lovingly judge sinners with eternal death.

But God, being merciful, loving, gracious, and just, sent his own son, Jesus Christ, in the likeness of man to live as a man; fulfilling his perfect requirements in the place of sinners; loving, obeying, and enjoying him perfectly.

And further, his son bore the eternal judgment of God upon the cross of Calvary, as he satisfied the eternal anger of God, standing in the place of sinners. God treated Jesus as a sinner, though he was perfectly sinless, that he might declare sinners as perfect.

This glorious transaction occurs as the sinner puts their faith (dependence, trust) in the Lord Jesus Christ as their substitute. God then charges Christ’s perfection to the sinner, and no longer views him as an enemy but instead an adopted son covered in the perfect righteousness of his son.

God furnished proof that this sacrifice was accepted by raising Jesus from the dead.

God will judge the world in righteousness and all of those who are not covered in the righteousness of Christ, depending on him for forgiveness, will be forced to stand on their own to bear the eternal anger of God.

Therefore, all must turn from sin and receive Christ Jesus as Lord.


What Is the Gospel?

There is no greater message to be heard than that which we call the gospel. But as important as that is, it is often given to massive distortions or over simplifications. People think they’re preaching the gospel to you when they tell you, ‘you can have a purpose to your life’, or that ‘you can have meaning to your life’, or that ‘you can have a personal relationship with Jesus.’ All of those things are true, and they’re all important, but they don’t get to the heart of the gospel.

The gospel is called the ‘good news’ because it addresses the most serious problem that you and I have as human beings, and that problem is simply this: God is holy and He is just, and I’m not. And at the end of my life, I’m going to stand before a just and holy God, and I’ll be judged. And I’ll be judged either on the basis of my own righteousness–or lack of it –or the righteousness of another. The good news of the gospel is that Jesus lived a life of perfect righteousness, of perfect obedience to God, not for His own well being but for His people. He has done for me what I couldn’t possibly do for myself. But not only has He lived that life of perfect obedience, He offered Himself as a perfect sacrifice to satisfy the justice and the righteousness of God.

The great misconception in our day is this: that God isn’t concerned to protect His own integrity. He’s a kind of wishy-washy deity, who just waves a wand of forgiveness over everybody. No. For God to forgive you is a very costly matter. It cost the sacrifice of His own Son. So valuable was that sacrifice that God pronounced it valuable by raising Him from the dead – so that Christ died for us, He was raised for our justification. So the gospel is something objective. It is the message of who Jesus is and what He did. And it also has a subjective dimension. How are the benefits of Jesus subjectively appropriated to us? How do I get it? The Bible makes it clear that we are justified not by our works, not by our efforts, not by our deeds, but by faith–and by faith alone. The only way you can receive the benefit of Christ’s life and death is by putting your trust in Him–and in Him alone. You do that, you’re declared just by God, you’re adopted into His family, you’re forgiven of all of your sins, and you have begun your pilgrimage for eternity.


The Gospel In A Nutshell

Now, with regard to this rule of faith—that we may from this point acknowledge what it is which we defend—it is, you must know, that which prescribes the belief that there is one only God, and that He is none other than the Creator of the world, who produced all things out of nothing through His own Word, first of all sent forth; that this Word is called His Son, and, under the name of God, was seen “in diverse manners” by the patriarchs, heard at all times in the prophets, at last brought down by the Spirit and Power of the Father into the Virgin Mary, was made flesh in her womb, and, being born of her, went forth as Jesus Christ; thenceforth He preached the new law and the new promise of the kingdom of heaven, worked miracles; having been crucified, He rose again the third day; (then) having ascended into the heavens, He sat at the right hand of the Father; sent instead of Himself the Power of the Holy Ghost to lead such as believe; will come with glory to take the saints to the enjoyment of everlasting life and of the heavenly promises, and to condemn the wicked to everlasting fire, after the resurrection of both these classes shall have happened, together with the restoration of their flesh. This rule, as it will be proved, was taught by Christ, and raises amongst ourselves no other questions than those which heresies introduce, and which make men heretics.

Tertullian, “On Prescription Against Heretics,” Chapter XIIl


What Is the Gospel?

This post is adapted from the tract “What Is the Gospel?” by Greg Gilbert.


A Message from God

What exactly do Christians mean when they talk about the “gospel of Jesus Christ”? Since the word “gospel” means “good news,” when Christians talk about the gospel, they’re simply telling the good news about Jesus! It’s a message from God saying, “Good news! Here is how you can be saved from my judgment!” That’s an announcement you can’t afford to ignore.

Why Is the Gospel Good News?

So, what is the good news about Jesus Christ?

Since the earliest Christians announced the good news about Jesus, it has been organized around these questions:

  1. Who made us, and to whom are we accountable?
  2. What is our problem?
  3. What is God’s solution to our problem?
  4. How can I be included in his solution?

Christians through the centuries since Christ have answered those questions with the same truth from the Bible.

  1. We are accountable to God.
  2. Our problem is our sin against him.
  3. God’s solution is salvation through Jesus Christ.
  4. We come to be included in that salvation by faith and repentance.

Let’s summarize those points like this: God, Mankind, Jesus Christ, and Our Response.

God

The first thing to know about the good news of Jesus is that “in the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth” (Gen. 1:1). Everything starts from that point, so if you get that point wrong then everything else that follows will be wrong. Because God created everything—including us—he has the right to tell us how to live. You have to understand that in order to understand the good news about Jesus. To understand just how glorious and life-giving the gospel of Jesus Christ is, we have to understand that God is also holy and righteous. He is determined never to ignore or tolerate sin. Including ours!

Mankind

When God created the first human beings, Adam and Eve, he intended for them to live under his righteous rule in perfect joy—obeying him and living in fellowship with him. When Adam disobeyed God, though, and ate the one fruit that God had told him not to eat, that fellowship with God was broken. Moreover, Adam and Eve had declared rebellion against God. They were denying his authority over their lives.

It’s not just Adam and Eve who are guilty of sin. The Bible says, “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). Sin is the rejection of God himself and his authority over those to whom he gives life.

Once you understand sin in that light, you begin to understand why “the wages of sin is death” (Romans 6:23). That’s not just physical death, but spiritual death, a forceful separating of our sinful, rebellious selves from the presence of God forever. The Bible teaches that the final destiny for unbelieving sinners is eternal, active judgment in a place called “hell.”

But . . .

Jesus Christ

The word “Christ” means “anointed one,” referring to anointing a king with oil when he is crowned. So, when we say “Jesus Christ,” we’re saying that Jesus is a King!

When Jesus began his public ministry, he told the people, “The kingdom of God is at hand. Repent and believe the good news!” As Jesus died on a cross, the awful weight of all our sins fell on his shoulders. The sentence of death God had pronounced against rebellious sinners struck. And Jesus died. For you and me!

But the story doesn’t end there. Jesus the Crucified is no longer dead. The Bible tells us that he rose from the grave. Jesus’s rising from the grave was God’s way of saying, “What Jesus claimed about who he is and what he came to do is true!”

Our Response

What does God expect us to do with the information that Jesus died in our place so we can be saved from God’s righteous wrath against our sins? He expects us to respond with repentance and faith.

To repent of our sins means to turn away from our rebellion against God. Repentance doesn’t mean we’ll bring an immediate end to our sinning. It does mean, though, that we’ll never again live at peace with our sins.

Not only that, but we also turn to God in faith. Faith is reliance. It’s a promise-founded trust in the risen Jesus to save you from your sins. If God is ever to count us righteous, he’ll have to do it on the basis of someone else’s record, someone who’s qualified to stand in as our substitute. And that’s what happens when a person is saved by Jesus: All our sins are credited to Jesus who took the punishment for them, and the perfect righteousness of Jesus is then credited to us when we place our trust in what he has done for us! That’s what faith means—to rely on Jesus, to trust in him alone to stand in our place and win a righteous verdict from God!


Ravi Zacharias explains the gospel in two minutes:


The Gospel on 5 Fingers

The five main components of the gospel can be remembered on 5 fingers of one hand. Here they are:

1) Jesus’ birth
2) Jesus’ life
3) Jesus’ death
4) Jesus’ resurrection
5) Jesus’ ascension

Obviously each point can be elaborated on depending on how much time you have. Here’s the short version:

1) Jesus’ birth – Jesus, God himself, the creator of the universe, the Messiah, became a human being – took on flesh, and was born of a virgin.

2) Jesus’ life – Jesus lived a life of perfect obedience to his Father. Though he was tempted in every way as we are, he never once sinned.

3) Jesus’ death – on the cross, Jesus himself took all our sins and paid for them. God the father counted all our sins to Jesus as if he himself had personally committed them. Then Jesus bore God’s wrath towards sin – the punishment we deserved – as a substitute for us.

4) Jesus’ resurrection – within 3 days, Jesus rose physically from the dead, proving that his sacrifice for sins have been accepted by God, since the punishment for sin was death. Jesus was seen by numerous people after he rose including 500 at one time (1 Corinthians 15).

5) Jesus’ ascension – Jesus ascended physically into heaven where he reigns as King of kings and Lord of lords. And someday he will return to the earth.

That’s the gospel, the good news, and if we believe in Jesus Christ and this good news and call upon him he will save us from our sins and give us eternal life.

That’s a simple way to remember the gospel – five fingers. Even a child can do it. So ask God to give you opportunities to share his good news today.


Please take the time to watch this clip, so that you might understand the authentic Gospel


This is the Gospel:

Friend, God is holy. There is a God in heaven who has created you and me, and He is the authority over both of us. He is perfectly holy. “In Him is Light, and there is no darkness at all” (1 John 1:5). And the problem with that is that if we want to have fellowship with God, we have to be light and no darkness at all. And yet here’s the problem: we are darkness. We are sinful. We’ve all broken His law. We’ve all lied, stolen, we’ve all looked with lust, we’ve all been angry with our brothers in our hearts. We’ve all fallen short of the glorious standard of perfection that God requires (Rom 3:23). And there’s nothing we can do about it. No amount of works, no amount of contrition, no amount of bad feelings, no amount of church attendance, no amount of Bible reading, no amount of evangelism can earn forgiveness of our sins and the righteousness which God requires (Titus 3:5; cf. Isa 64:6).

And yet God is gracious, and He loves us, and as His creatures He wants to display His glory in us by rescuing us from that. And so He sent His Son—God in the flesh, the Lord Jesus Christ—to be born as a helpless little baby (John 1:14; 3:16; Col 2:9). God of the universe, Sustainer of the universe, Himself being sustained in the womb of a teenage Hebrew girl, and upholding the world by the word of His power (Heb 1:3) while He is upheld by the nutrients from her own body! Unspeakable! And in great humility, He grows up with the growing pains of life in a fallen world, though He Himself never being with any sin—without sin entirely (2 Cor 5:21; Heb 4:15; 7:26). And He lives a perfectly righteous life. The way that you and I have failed to live before God—the way that we have failed in thought, word, and deed, and fallen short of God’s glory—Christ never did. Not even a thought. He loved God, His Father, perfectly. He always walked in perfect righteousness. He lived the life that you were commanded to live, that I was commanded to live, that we failed to live. He lived that perfect life that God is worthy of.

And not only did He live for us, He died for us. He went to the cross. Our sin demanded death. Our sin demanded eternal punishment. Our sin demanded wrath—just wrath exercised on us for eternity (Rom 6:23). But because of the infinite worth of Christ’s person, He was on that cross. And on that cross, God exercised upon Him the full fury of His own anger (Rom 3:24–26; 2 Cor 5:21; Gal 3:10–14), that was rightly due to me and rightly due to you, and that you will experience if you don’t turn from your sin and trust in this Messiah. Christ was born, lived, died, and was raised (1 Cor 15:3–4). And He rose from the grave after being dead, demonstrating His victory over sin and death.

And now God promises that if you turn from your sin, if you repudiate all that you are and all that you were and all that you love, and you turn away from a life of pursuing sin—and if you repudiate not only your bad works but your good works, if you turn from trying to earn your salvation by all the good deeds that you might want to do as a moral person—if you turn away from all of that (Acts 17:30–31), and you trust in Christ alone for righteousness (Phil 3:7–8; cf. Rom 3:28; 10:4), God promises that He will forgive you. He will have treated Christ on the cross as if Christ lived your life. And He will then treat you, justly and legally and righteously, as if you lived Christ’s perfect life of righteousness (2 Cor 5:21). And you can be saved to know the God you were created to love and enjoy. You can have the fullness of joy, the eternal pleasures that are at the Father’s right hand in heaven (Ps 16:11), and begin even now, because eternal life is to know God (John 17:3).

Friend, would you repent? Would you turn from your sin and trust in this perfect Savior to avail for you before God, to pay for your sin and to provide your righteousness?


Ready to start your new life with God?

Who do you think that I am?

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: Read more


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The Perseverance (Security) of the Saints

Notice all the Scripture references!

It is not just a handful of texts that teach the perseverance of the saints: the entire gospel sustains and confirms it. The Father has chosen them before the foundation of the world (Eph. 1:4), ordained them to eternal life (Acts 13:48), to be conformed to the image of his Son (Rom. 8:29). This election stands (Rom. 9:11; Heb. 6:17) and in due time carries with it the calling and justification and glorification (Rom. 8:30). Christ, in whom all the promises of God are Yes and Amen (2 Cor. 1:20), died for those who were given him by the Father (John 17:6, 12) in order that he might give them eternal life and not lose a single one of them (6:40; 17:2); he therefore gives them eternal life and they will never be lost in all eternity; no one will snatch them out of his hand (6:39; 10:28).

The Holy Spirit who regenerates them remains eternally with them (14:16) and seals them for the day of redemption (Eph. 1:13; 4:30). The covenant of grace is firm and confirmed with an oath (Heb. 6:16–18; 13:20), unbreakable like a marriage (Eph. 5:31–32), like a testament (Heb. 9:17), and by virtue of that covenant, God calls his elect. He inscribes the law upon their inmost being, puts his fear in their heart (Heb. 8:10; 10:14ff.), will not let them be tempted beyond their strength (1 Cor. 10:13), confirms and completes the good work he has begun in them (1 Cor. 1:9; Phil. 1:6), and keeps them for the return of Christ to receive the heavenly inheritance (1 Thess. 5:23; 2 Thess. 3:3; 1 Pet. 1:4–5).

In his intercession before the Father, Christ acts in such a way that their faith may not fail (Luke 22:32), that in the world they may be kept from the evil one (John 17:11, 20), that they may be saved for all times (Heb. 7:20), that their sins will be forgiven them (1 John 2:1), and that they may all be where he is to behold his glory (John 17:24). The benefits of Christ, which the Holy Spirit imparts to them, are all irrevocable (Rom. 11:29). Those who are called are also glorified (8:30). Those who are adopted as children are heirs of eternal life (8:17; Gal. 4:7). Those who believe have eternal life already here and now (John 3:16). That life itself, being eternal, cannot be lost. It cannot die since it cannot sin (1 John 3:9). Faith is a firm ground (Heb. 11:1), hope is an anchor (6:19) and does not disappoint us (Rom. 5:5), and love never ends (1 Cor. 13:8).

Herman Bavinck, Reformed Dogmatics: Holy Spirit, Church, and New Creation, volume 4 (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker, 2008), 270.


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November 1, 2016 Truth2Freedom Briefing Report (US•World•Christian)

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Nov. 1, 2016 |

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Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are arming up for a possible post-Election Day battle. If the race is too close to call in one or more states and the Electoral College outcome is in doubt, the winner may not be determined until the official state results are certified. That’s what happened in the 1884 and 1916 presidential elections, when the losing candidates waited until the official results to concede but there was no civil unrest.

Venezuela’s currency is so weak, shopkeepers have taken to weighing it. In 2015, the black-market bolivar frequently fell more than 10 percent a month. In the six months through September the black-market currency actually appreciated, even as prices for unregulated goods began to skyrocket. The calm ended in October, when the bolivar lost almost a third of its value compared to the U.S. dollar in a matter of weeks.

The biggest fuel pipeline in the U.S. shut its mainlines Monday after an explosion and fire in Alabama that killed at least one person. Gasoline futures surged, refiner stocks gained and traders rushed to book cargoes from Europe.

Drivers for Uber Technologies Inc. in Boston canceled rides for men with black-sounding names more than twice as often as for other men. Black people in Seattle using Uber and Lyft Inc. faced notably longer wait times to get paired with drivers than white customers. The findings come from a study published on Monday by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University and the University of Washington.

It’s well known that millennials prize experiences over possessions, but the latest trend in prenuptial agreements shows that this generation might also favor protecting what’s in their head over what’s in their wallet. The number of millennials seeking prenups is on the rise nationwide, and its thoughts and ideas that members of couples want to protect in case of a bitter breakup.

AP Top Stories

CNN quietly cut ties with Donna Brazile, the acting Democratic National Committee chair and a longtime contributor on the cable news network, after hacked emails published by WikiLeaks revealed that she had provided questions to the Hillary Clinton campaign in advance of a town hall and debate hosted by CNN during the Democratic primary.

China’s J-20 stealth fighter made its public debut at an air show on Tuesday, in the latest sign of the growing sophistication of the country’s military technology. The fifth-generation warplane outwardly resembles the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor in service with the U.S. military.

A rebel assault to break the siege of Syria’s Aleppo slowed Monday amid fierce resistance from regime forces, as the UN said it was “appalled” by opposition fire on civilians.

Fifteen miners are confirmed dead and 18 missing after a coal mine explosion in southwest China Monday, state media reported, the latest mining disaster in the country.

Tens of thousands of Ukrainian officials and lawmakers have disclosed their incomes and assets in a publicly available database for the first time.

Police in El Salvador arrested the country’s ex-president Elias Antonio Saca and six other suspects including three serving government officials on Sunday for alleged embezzlement and money laundering, authorities said.

Vietnam has reported its first case of microcephaly likely linked to the mosquito-borne Zika virus. The 4-month-old girl with an abnormally small head was born in central Vietnam to a mother confirmed to have had the virus when she was pregnant.

The U.S. State Department halted the planned sale of some 26,000 assault rifles to the Philippines’ national police after Senator Ben Cardin said he would oppose it.

Transit workers went on strike early Tuesday in Philadelphia, shutting down bus, trolley and subways that provide about 900,000 rides a day and raising fears that a prolonged walkout could keep some voters from the polls on Election Day.

American women are ending pregnancies with medication almost as often as with surgery, marking a turning point for abortion in the United States, data reviewed by Reuters shows.

The death toll in an airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition on a prison complex in western Yemen has risen to 58, security officials said on Sunday.

President Vladimir Putin on Monday signed a law suspending an agreement with the United States on disposing of weapons-grade plutonium amid a rise in tensions with the West.

BBC

Iraqi forces have for the first time entered the eastern outskirts of Mosul, as they attempt to drive Islamic State (IS) militants from the northern city.

At least 11 people have died after an explosion at a ship-breaking yard in south-western Pakistan near Karachi, local authorities say.

Businesses should get ready now for the introduction of the new 12-sided pound coin, the Treasury has said. A new website is urging firms to adapt their equipment and train their staff in preparation for the arrival of the new coin in March 2017.

WND

Virginia has printed 1 million provisional ballots, an unprecedented number that could allow a large number of previously disqualified felons to cast ballots for president in the potentially crucial swing state.

Hillary Clinton told supporters to not get distracted by the controversy surrounding her private email server before Election Day during a campaign event in Ohio on Monday.

Strong enthusiasm for Hillary Clinton has ebbed since the renewal of the FBI’s email investigation. While vote preferences have held essentially steady, she’s now a slim point behind Donald Trump – a first since May – in the latest ABC News/Washington Post tracking poll.

The decision by FBI Director James Comey to reopen the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email server and her mishandling of classified material came after he could no longer resist mounting pressure by FBI agents described as “mutinous.”


Top News – 11/1/2016

Feds plan to force vaccinations
A public-interest legal team has filed comments with the federal government objecting to a planned Centers for Disease Control rule-change that would allow the government to impose forced vaccinations on Americans under certain circumstances. The grant of permission for forcibly vaccinating individuals comes in its definitions, the GLJC said. It forbids an individual from objecting to forced medical treatments and vaccinations for any reason…

Adelson Gives $25 Million to Attack Hillary
Las Vegas casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson has committed $25 million to an anti-Hillary Clinton super PAC that expects to finance ads in the final week of the campaign hitting the Democratic nominee for alleged corruption..the cash blast is expected to help GOP down-ballot races, but is also a sign high-rolling donors who doubted Donald Trump could beat Clinton are now betting her WikiLeaks and email scandal are making her vulnerable.

Trump surges past Clinton week before election
In the latest survey, the ABC/Washington Post tracking poll, Trump now leads his opponent by one point – 46% to 45%. This represents a massive shift since October 23rd, when the same poll gave Clinton a stunning 12-point advantage over Trump. The poll was touted at the time by Democrats, who jumped on it as proof that Clinton’s election was a shoo-in.

Bible Codes Predict Trump Win [WATCH]
In two separate sets of Bible Codes, published three months apart, international Bible Codes expert Rabbi Matityahu Glazerson found evidence that Donald J. Trump will win the upcoming US presidential election. What’s more, Trump’s predicted win appears to be connected to his support for Israel.

‘Clinton’s black son’ to make ‘bombshell announcement’
Danney Williams, the man from Little Rock, Arkansas, who has claimed since the 1990s to be the black illegitimate son of former President Bill Clinton, will hold a press conference Tuesday at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., to make an announcement his supporters characterize as a “bombshell that will rock Hillary’s campaign.”

Israel to build new settler homes in Shiloh, despite US objections
Israel intends to move ahead with plans to construct 98 new homes in the West Bank settlement of Shiloh, despite harsh United States objections to the plan. On Monday the state informed the High Court of Justice it awaited final bureaucratic approval to develop the site within six months as a relocation option for the 40 families from the Amona outpost.

What is Obama planning for Israel in his final months?
Report suggests White House preparing possible last-ditch attempt at achieving two-state solution before Obama’s term ends next January.

Still Think Hillary Clinton Is a Role Model for Your Daughter?
Good and decent men and women who are Democrats ought to stop thinking this way — for America’s sake and for their daughters’ sake.

Is the ‘big one’ about to hit Rome? String of tremors and volcano’s reawakening prompt fears of major quake
Whilst scientists say there is no risk that Rome will be hit by a “big one”, something different may be threatening the Eternal City: a dormant volcano. Situated on Rome’s doorstep, the volcano is showing signs of activity which, combined with the seismic history of the area, would indicate it is slowly reactivating, an international team of scientist said.

Around 35 Small Earthquakes Rattle Salton Sea Area
About 35 small earthquakes rattled the Salton Sea area Monday morning. The quakes, which began at 2:43 a.m., were relatively mild. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, a magnitude-3.1 earthquake struck around 2:43 a.m., located 5 miles southwest of Niland. Within the hour, a magnitude-3.0 and magnitude-3.3 earthquakes rattled the same area. Around 3:41 a.m., a magnitude-3.6 quake rattled 6 miles north of Ocotillo Wells.

Immigration Officer: Border Deluge of Illegal Aliens ‘Is The Worst We’ve Ever Seen’
The flood of illegal aliens pouring across the southern border has become a “crisis situation” and is even worse than the record 2014 border surge, says an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officer from El Paso, Texas… The ICE agency has no room to house the arriving surge, so many illegals are being released into American communities where they disappear “into the wind never to be seen by us again,” the agent said.

Obama’s Israel Surprise?
The Middle East…bright spots…is the budding rapprochement between Israel and its Sunni Arab neighbors, including Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, thanks to…threats from Iran and Islamic State. Now the Obama Administration may…wreck even that. Israeli diplomats gird for the possibility that President Obama may try to force a diplomatic resolution for Israel and the Palestinians at the United Nations.

Russian submarines spotted off BRITISH COAST in latest Putin offensive
A RUSSIAN nuclear submarine operating covertly in waters off the coast of Britain is being tracked by the Royal Navy. The sub is believed to be one of three fearsomely armed subs heading for Mediterranean – easy striking distance of the besieged Syrian city of Aleppo.

ROBOT WARS Vladimir Putin’s Russia is preparing an army of robots and drones to take on its enemies
Vladimir Putin has ordered his military to modernise and create “intelligent weapons”, the country’s Deputy Prime Minister has warned. The announcement comes just weeks after the country’s rustbucket aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov was mocked as it belched out acrid smoke while steaming through the English Channel towards Syria.

UK forms global infection response team
The UK has created a specialist team of health experts who can be deployed anywhere around the world within 48 hours if a disease outbreak strikes. The aim is to stamp out infections like Ebola before they spread far and wide. The scientists, academics and clinicians will be funded by £20m from the government over five years.

Lebanon: Michel Aoun elected president, ending two-year stalemate
Lebanon’s parliament has elected Michel Aoun as president, ending a political stand-off that has left the post empty for more than two years. The newly-appointed president, a Maronite Christian, vowed to protect Lebanon from “regional fires” – a reference to the conflict in Syria. Mr Aoun was backed by the powerful Shia Islamist group, Hezbollah.

Italy quake: At least 15,000 in temporary shelters
Italy’s most powerful earthquake since 1980 has left more than 15,000 people homeless, according to the country’s civil protection agency. No-one was killed in Sunday’s quake but 20 people were injured and there is extensive damage in and around Norcia. The 6.6-magnitude quake struck near the central region where nearly 300 people were killed by a quake in August.

China J-20 fighter jet in public debut
China has showcased its long-awaited J-20 stealth fighter in public for the first time. Two of the radar-evading jets did a 60-second flypast at the Zhuhai air show in Guangdong province – the country’s biggest meeting of plane makers and buyers. Previously the jets had only been seen by bloggers.

Israel to build new settler homes in Shiloh, despite US objections
Israel intends to move ahead with plans to construct 98 new homes in the West Bank settlement of Shiloh, despite harsh United States objections to the plan. On Monday the state informed the High Court of Justice it awaited final bureaucratic approval to develop the site within six months as a relocation option for the 40 families from the Amona outpost.

Mosul battle: Iraqi PM Abadi urges IS to surrender
The prime minister of Iraq has urged the Islamic State group to surrender as government troops close in on its last urban stronghold in the country, Mosul.

City releases audio of Pulse nightclub gunman
Police negotiators talking to the Orlando nightclub gunman at first weren’t sure if the person they had on the phone was actually in the Pulse nightclub, according to audio recordings released Monday after a judge ruled they should be made public.

Death is near in Mosul, says IS survivor
Since the Iraqi and Kurdish armies began an operation to re-capture Mosul, some 17,000 people living in the outskirts of the city have been freed from so-called Islamic State (IS) rule

China debuts J-20 stealth jet in show of strength at country’s biggest air expo
China showed its Chengdu J-20 stealth fighter in public for the first time on Tuesday, opening the country’s biggest meeting of aircraft makers and buyers with a show of its military clout.

Erdogan rides patriotic wave with crackdown at home, combative policy abroad
In the three and half months since a failed military coup, Turkey has sacked or suspended more than 110,000 people, launched a military incursion into Syria, and repeatedly threatened to do the same in Iraq.

CNN Decries “Fake News” Websites (Then Stealth Edits Its Own Article)
There is a plague of “fake news” apparently, and CNN is here to help you ‘dear voter’ see through the deception to the Clinton-campaign-confirmed narrative you should be paying attention. While it not enough that we have pointed out CNN’s numerous questionable actions (here, here, and here), along with today’s news of Donna Brazile’s resignation, but just this weekend CNN was caught ‘stealth editing’ false claims made against Trump. Fake news indeed…

Brazile out at CNN after WikiLeaks reveals she gave debate questions to Clinton camp
Democratic party chair Donna Brazile is no longer at CNN, as WikiLeaks revealed that she sent debate questions to Hillary Clinton’s campaign at least twice. Confirming Brazile’s dismissal, CNN said it was “completely uncomfortable” with her conduct.

Vaccinating against dengue may increase Zika outbreaks
Vaccinating against dengue fever could increase outbreaks of Zika, suggests new research. The study identifies a potentially serious public health concern. More than a third of the world’s population lives in areas where dengue is endemic and cases of co-infection with Zika have already been reported.

WAR READY: US upgrades deadly rocket system to hit LAND TARGETS amid global conflict fears
THE US has upgraded its long range missile system to strike both land and sea targets as Washington responds to Russia’s deadly war preparations.

CNN quietly edits incorrect Trump story, only adds editor’s note after media report
CNN on Sunday incorrectly reported that Donald Trump encouraged his supporters to vote multiple times, then quietly amended its online story when it became apparent the claim was not true.

‘We are losing control of the streets’ Merkel’s Germany descends into lawlessness
During the first six months of 2016, migrants committed 142,500 crimes, according to the Federal Criminal Police Office. And the country has been hit by a spate of horrendous violent crime including rapes, sexual and physical assaults, stabbings, home invasions, robberies, burglaries and drug trafficking.


The Briefing 11-01-16

China elevates President Xi to “core” leader, joining the ranks of Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping

Democracy on trial? The geopolitics of the 2016 presidential election

When Iraq is finally liberated, will Iraq’s Christians have a home?

Who’s securing the National Security Agency? Recent NSA security breach raises eyebrows

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Will The FBI Email Investigation Shed New Light On The Lolita Express And Other Clinton Sex Scandals?

bill-and-hillary-clinton-public-domainCould it be possible that the newly discovered Clinton emails that the FBI is currently examining contain evidence of crimes other than just the mishandling of classified documents? For years, there have been shocking allegations about the sexual behavior of both Bill and Hillary Clinton in the conservative media, but neither Bill nor Hillary has ever been convicted of a sexual crime. However, that may be about to change. There is nobody on the planet that has been closer to Hillary Clinton over the past decade than Huma Abedin, and now the FBI has their hands on approximately 650,000 emails that were stored on electronic devices owned by her and her estranged husband Anthony Weiner. Without a doubt, many of those emails will relate to the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s mishandling of classified documents, but many of those emails will also be personal in nature. So what will the FBI learn about the Clinton sex scandals from those emails, and will that information be shared with the American public? (Read More…)


 

November 1, 2016
WES VERNON — Within 10 days of the bitterest presidential election in the memories of many Americans, FBI Director James Comey re-opened an investigation that weeks ago he declared “closed.” The case involved alleged national security breaches on the part of a “careless” secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, now one of the two major party candidates in this year’s race for the nation’s highest office…. (more)

November 1, 2016
Both candidates ‘abandon respect for God’s authority’
ALAN KEYES — Today, I saw the most elegant argument yet against the silly notion that people who reject both presidential candidates foisted on us this year by the so-called “major parties” are in fact casting their vote for Hillary Clinton. It ran thusly: If, as the Trumpsters say, any vote other than for Trump is a vote for Clinton; and, as the Clintonistas say, any vote other than for Clinton is a vote for Trump, then someone who votes for neither has in fact voted for both; but since this logically resolves itself into no vote at all, then the argument made by either side is self-evidently false…. (more)

November 1, 2016
CLIFF KINCAID — Our top educators like to think that worthwhile social movements only come from the left, such as Occupy Wall Street and Black Lives Matter. But the movement backing Donald J. Trump for president rejects most of what the left is preaching. These people see America losing its greatness, unique identity and national sovereignty. Hillary Clinton uses the campaign slogan “Stronger Together,” which has a patriotic appeal. But she also termed half of Trump’s supporters “deplorable” and “irredeemable.” She prefers the artificial George Soros-funded “social movements” that back her campaign…. (more)

October 30, 2016
JOE KOVACS — The decision by FBI Director James Comey to reopen the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email server and her mishandling of classified material came after he could no longer resist mounting pressure by FBI agents described as “mutinous.”… (more)

October 30, 2016
NEWSMAX — The Justice Department and the FBI are in discussions with lawyers for Huma Abedin to conduct a full search of new emails discovered on her husband’s computer that turned up during another investigation, CNN reported Sunday…. (more)

October 30, 2016

DAILY CALLER — FBI field offices in New York, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C. and Little Rock, Ark., are investigating the Clinton Foundation concerning allegations of pay-to-play financial and political corruption, according to a report at The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) Sunday…. (more)


October 30, 2016
CLIFF KINCAID — In one of her secret speeches, Hillary Clinton said, “My dream is a hemispheric common market, with open trade and open borders…” Before this comment was revealed, Adam Taylor of The Washington Post tried to assure everyone that the idea of a North American Union, like the meddlesome and bureaucratic European Union, was dead. Such talk, he said, emanated from “fringe websites” and “conspiracy theorists.”… (more)

October 30, 2016

NEWSMAX — As word emerged that James Comey acted against the wishes of U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch by informing lawmakers of newly discovered e-mails that may relate to its investigation of Hillary Clinton, the Democrats campaign ramped up their criticism of the FBI director…. (more)


October 30, 2016

NEWSMAX — Hillary Clinton Saturday ripped the FBI for its “unprecedented” interference in the 2016 election after FBI Director James Comey told Congress that he was reopening an investigation into her private email use and slammed Donald Trump for “making up lies” about the decision…. (more)


October 30, 2016
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — Hillary Clinton maintains in public she’s not worried the 2016 election will be impacted by FBI Director James. B. Comey’s letter to Congress this week, but her campaign and its allies are treating news that federal investigators have found additional emails related to her private homebrew server as an emergency event…. (more)

October 30, 2016

WASHINGTON POST — Top Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin has told people she is unsure how her emails could have ended up on a device she viewed as her husband’s computer, the seizure of which has reignited the Clinton email investigation, according to a person familiar with the investigation and civil litigation over the matter…. (more)


October 29, 2016
ANDREW C. MCCARTHY — Felony mishandling of classified information, including our nation’s most closely guarded intelligence secrets; the misappropriation and destruction of tens of thousands of government records – – these are serious criminal offenses. To this point, the Justice Department and FBI have found creative ways not to charge Hillary Clinton for them. Whether this will remain the case has yet to be seen…. (more)

October 29, 2016
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell is warning staff to be on guard and remain “vigilant” after a grand jury acquitted a group of men and women for staging an armed occupation of a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon earlier in the year…. (more)

October 29, 2016

NEWSMAX — Hillary Clinton, her campaign torpedoed Friday by newly uncovered emails that may relate to her mishandling of classified information on her private server, said FBI Director James Comey owes voters the “full and complete facts immediately” – – urging him, “Let’s get it out.”… (more)


October 29, 2016
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence on Friday called on the FBI to release new emails that forced it to reopen its investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private emails…. (more)

October 29, 2016
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — FBI Director James Comey’s announcement Friday that the bureau had reopened its investigation of the classified information in Hillary Clinton’s emails could scramble the already-tightening battle for control of the White House and Senate…. (more)

October 29, 2016

SUSAN FERRECHIO — The future of the Republican Party hinges on how it handles the millions of voters who backed Donald Trump if he loses on Nov. 8., a key GOP operative said Friday…. (more)


October 29, 2016
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — A conservative-leaning watchdog group sued the FBI Friday after the law enforcement agency ignored a Freedom of Information Act request for records related to the Hillary Clinton email investigation…. (more)

October 28, 2016

WASHINGTON TIMES — The FBI has renewed its investigation into Hillary Clinton’s secret emails, Director James Comey told Congress in a new letter Friday, heightening the stakes for the Democratic presidential nominee with less than two weeks before Election Day…. (more)


October 28, 2016

NEW YORK TIMES — Federal law enforcement officials said on Friday that a trove of emails described by the F.B.I. director as pertinent to the now-closed investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server were discovered on a computer belonging to Anthony D. Weiner, the estranged husband of Huma Abedin, a top aide to Mrs. Clinton…. (more)


October 28, 2016

DAVID FRENCH — On Friday afternoon, the FBI uncorked the mother of all October surprises, announcing in a letter to Congress that it has re-opened its investigation of Hillary Clinton’s “personal email server.” The reason? During an “unrelated investigation”* it uncovered e-mails that “appear to be pertinent” to Clinton’s case. It is seeking to determine whether the e-mails contain classified information and can’t yet determine their significance…. (more)


October 28, 2016

NEWSMAX — House Speaker Paul Ryan praised the FBI’s decision to reopen its investigation of Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server and said she should be suspended from receiving classified briefings…. (more)


October 28, 2016
JEROME CORSI — Hillary Clinton’s chief of staff at the State Department, Cheryl Mills, may have received classified national security information through one of two or three personal, unsecured email accounts she regularly used to communicate with Clinton aide Huma Abedin…. (more)

October 28, 2016
TIMOTHY P. CARNEY — Donald Trump, if he had his way, would be a strongman president – – an American Vladimir Putin or Hugo Chavez. But Trump won’t have his way, and so his brand of authoritarianism is at most a faint threat. It’s Hillary Clinton’s authoritarianism we most need to worry about…. (more)

October 28, 2016
RASMUSSEN REPORTS — President Obama has received higher approval ratings in his final year than he has for most of his presidency. While most voters expect Hillary Clinton to continue many of his policies if she wins, a sizable majority of her current supporters would vote for Obama instead if the rules allowed it…. (more)

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UNHRC official: ‘Israel’s status at UN depends on ending the occupation’

Netanyahu dismisses settler threat to bring down his government

Israel to build new settler homes in Shiloh, despite US objections

Obama’s Israel Surprise? Fears grow of a final days presidential ambush at the U.N.

Will Obama recognize Palestinian state?

PA forces tried to prevent attack by Palestinian cop – report

Palestinian shot dead after opening fire on soldiers in West Bank

Fight against BDS in European, US schools to get $13M boost

EU declares Israel boycott protected as free speech

Traumatized US vets find psychic healing in the Holy Land

Chemical warfare has become a routine in the Middle East

UN extends Syria chemical weapons inspection mandate

Aleppo could be ‘bombed into smithereens’, warns John Kerry

IS kills 40 near Mosul, tries to move 25,000 to use as shields

Iraqi forces enter Mosul city limits, gaining ground in ISIS fight

Mosul battle: Iraqi PM Abadi urges IS to surrender

ISIS targets children in Mosul with teddy bear bombs

Erdogan rides patriotic wave with crackdown at home, combative policy abroad

Turkey detains opposition newspaper editor, columnists

Turkish PM says has no regard for Europe’s “red line” on press freedom

US calls for end to Saudi airstrikes in Yemen

Thousands of Iranians Protest Regime in Front of King Cyrus’s Tomb

Lebanon chooses a president supported by Iran and Hezbollah

Lebanon: Michel Aoun elected president, ending two-year stalemate

West urges key figures in Libya to compromise as economic chaos looms

9 Killed in Car Bomb Blast at Checkpoint in Northern Nigeria

German Streets Descend Into Lawlessness

Denmark freezer: Remains of three Syrian refugees found

Increasing number of migrants from around the world making way to US border

Agents Accuse Feds of Covering Up Record Border Detainee Numbers for 2016 Election

Immigration Officer: Border Deluge of Illegal Aliens ‘Is The Worst We’ve Ever Seen’

Sessions: ‘Critical alert,’ 817,740 illegals crossed last year

‘This is slavery’: U.S. inmates strike in what activists call one of the biggest prison protests in modern history

At least 19 killed in latest India-Pakistan border firing

Pakistan opposition leader backs down from threat to shut down capital

Philippine military says it has killed 70 militants

U.S. Pressure Threatens Fast-Growing Drone Industry In Taiwan

China shows off latest military innovations at air show – from a fifth-generation stealth fighter to China’s largest combat drone

Terminated: ‘Skynet’ nuclear apocalypse scenario may come true, warns Russia’s top arms official

Russia-US plutonium deal no longer in force after Putin signs bill

NATO, Russia to hold parallel military drills in the Balkans

British spy chief warns of threats from ‘aggressive’ Russia

Russia security official: US-Russia ties will improve

Investigating Donald Trump, F.B.I. Sees No Clear Link to Russia

In UK, Kerry says ’embarrassing’ US election has made his job harder

Voting Early, and in Droves: Over 22 Million Ballots Are Already In

FBI’s October Surprise Not (Yet) a Bombshell with Voters: Hillary Clinton Still Leads in Latest Poll

FBI’s Clinton probe is the black swan that could throw election off course, Citi says

Clinton challenges FBI, declaring, ‘There’s no case here’

Clinton campaign accuses FBI of ‘blatant double standard’

The notion that Hillary Clinton is a role model for young American women is yet another testimony to the moral decline of America

Even Republicans now believe the FBI’s James Comey has made a terrible mistake

Carville Melts Down: Asserts FBI, GOP, and KGB in Cahoots

White House: We won’t ‘defend nor criticize’ Comey on Hillary emails

Obama believes FBI Director James Comey is a man of integrity and is not trying to influence the U.S. presidential election

John Podesta’s Best Friend At The DOJ Will Be In Charge Of The DOJ’s Probe Into Huma Abedin Emails

Huma’s email testimony could haunt her as FBI renews probe

Report: DOJ Tried Repeatedly To Kill FBI’s Clinton Foundation Investigation

Hillary did two favors for Morocco, and then Clinton Foundation collected $28 million from them

Forget the FBI cache; the Podesta emails show how America is run

Hacked email suggests Donna Brazile leaked question to Hillary Clinton campaign ahead of CNN primary debate

CNN drops Donna Brazile as pundit over WikiLeaks revelations

NHS at risk of cyber attacks, minister says as he warns hackers are ‘no longer the stuff of spy thrillers’

Hackers Say They’re Revealing More From Trove of NSA Data

CNN Decries “Fake News” Websites (Then Stealth Edits Its Own Article)

Smartphones and tablets in bedrooms disrupt sleep even when switched off

One man killed and several injured in Alabama pipeline explosion

Governor: Gas explosion happened on Colonial Pipeline about 1 mile from previous leak

AAA: Gas price increase possible after explosion

Fed to Hold Rates Steady, December Hike in View

5.5 magnitude earthquake hits near Sur, Oman

Italy trembles: Over 200 aftershocks follow devastating earthquake

Italy fears for Colosseum as ‘cracks get bigger’ after each quake

Around 35 Small Earthquakes Rattle Salton Sea Area in California

Ruiz volcano in Colombia erupts to 24,000ft

Klyuchevskoy volcano on Kamchatka, Russia erupts to 23,000ft

Reventador volcano in Ecuador erupts to 19,000ft

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

Turrialba volcano in Costa Rica erupts to 15,000ft

Relentless heat to aggravate Southeast drought as rain remains absent

UK forms global infection response team

Vaccinating Against Dengue May Increase Zika Outbreaks

Inside the Affordable Care Act’s Arizona Meltdown

Surge in prescription opioid poisoning among US youth

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25 Black Church Leaders Concerned About Hillary Clinton’s Positions on Abortion, Religious Freedom

Exorcist director says Vatican allowed him to film real ceremony

Accused killer told deputies he ate ‘humans’

NYU professor who blasted PC culture is booted from classroom

Pastor Accused of Burglarizing Homes of Church Members 

He’s Back! – Ergun Caner Returns

Cedar Creek Church Worships the Idol of Mammon

Abortion by prescription now rivals surgery for U.S. women

Forget the FBI cache; the Podesta emails show how America is run

DEVELOPING: Mysterious Lung Infection Affecting Affluent Neighborhoods…

Posted: 01 Nov 2016 08:22 AM PDT

A medical mystery is being investigated in Montgomery County to learn more about a lung infection that has been linked to water. The disease is…

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Series of tremors and volcano’s reawakening prompt fears of major quake Striking Rome

Posted: 01 Nov 2016 08:13 AM PDT

A series of earthquakes which struck central Italy in the past two months has sparked fears that the country’s capital may be at risk from…

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ISIS Magazine Urges ‘Lone-Wolf’ Attacks in West…

Posted: 01 Nov 2016 08:06 AM PDT

An Islamic State (ISIS)-linked propaganda magazine, published in English, Arabic, and French by the Nashir Media Foundation, is urging jihadists in Europe and the United…

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Israel unprepared for ‘dramatic uptick’ in cyber threats

Posted: 01 Nov 2016 07:57 AM PDT

According to a new report on Tuesday Israel is woefully unprepared for the “dramatic uptick” in cyber threats confronting it. The statement was in a…

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RUMORS OF WAR: NATO and Russia To Hold Parallel Drills

Posted: 01 Nov 2016 07:34 AM PDT

NATO is holding an emergency exercise drill in Montenegro while Russian troops will participate in a war game in Serbia as the two Balkan neighbors…

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BACKFIRE: FBI director may be investigated for influencing election

Posted: 01 Nov 2016 07:25 AM PDT

Days away from the presidential election, FBI Director James Comey could be in a world of trouble. The bombshell he dropped about the investigation into…

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DEVELOPING: Turkish military deploy tanks and military vehicles to Iraqi border area

Posted: 01 Nov 2016 07:20 AM PDT

The Turkish armed forces have begun deploying tanks and other armored vehicles to the Silopi area of Sirnak province near the border with Iraq, military…

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Donald Trump Waves Gay Flag At Rally In Colorado

Posted: 01 Nov 2016 07:17 AM PDT

(Reported By Dr. Michael Brown) On October 30, at a rally in Colorado, Donald Trump proudly held up a rainbow-colored, gay flag on which was…

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Outrage over Medical Body’s recommendation to abort babies born with down syndrome

Posted: 01 Nov 2016 07:10 AM PDT

Doctors have accused a medical body of suggesting that unborn babies with Down’s syndrome should be aborted because it will cost too much to care…

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Iraqi Church Holds First Mass Since ISIS Take-Over

Posted: 01 Nov 2016 06:48 AM PDT

Christians in the city of Qaraqosh, Iraq, were able to worship for the first time on Sunday since the take over of their land by…

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Pipeline blast threatens gasoline flow to much of Southeast — again

Posted: 01 Nov 2016 06:42 AM PDT

For the second time in two months, a pipeline that supplies gasoline to millions of people was shut down, raising the specter of another round…

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Christ’s tomb uncovered: This is what experts discovered

Posted: 01 Nov 2016 06:39 AM PDT

After uncovering the stone slab venerated as Jesus Christ’s burial place, archaeologists have now examined the interior of the tomb in Jerusalem’s Church of the…

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DEVELOPING: Second Earthquake Swarm In Two Months Taking Place In California

Posted: 31 Oct 2016 07:22 PM PDT

A series of small earthquakes struck near the Salton Sea area overnight. Nearly 20 micro-quakes — the strongest measuring magnitude 3.3, with others much smaller…

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Podesta’s Best Friend At The DOJ Will Be In Charge Of The DOJ’s Probe Into Abedin Emails

Posted: 31 Oct 2016 07:09 PM PDT

Now that the FBI has obtained the needed warrant to start poring over the 650,000 or so emails uncovered in Anthony Weiner’s notebook, among which…

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New York magazine cover brands Trump a ‘Loser’

Posted: 31 Oct 2016 06:58 PM PDT

Donald Trump has been on so many magazine covers in this campaign that he says he doesn’t have enough room on the walls of his…

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Let The Reformers Arise

Posted: 31 Oct 2016 05:33 PM PDT

( By Amanda Shiflett) ~I heard the Lord say ~ “I will cause many Reformers to arise in this next season, and they will begin…

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Democrats and White House Turn On Comey, Call For Resignation

Posted: 31 Oct 2016 02:30 PM PDT

Hillary Clinton and her allies sprang onto a war footing on Saturday, opening a ferocious attack on the F.B.I.’s director, James B. Comey, a day…

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DEVELOPING: Russia threatens to NUKE Norway in response of US Marines deployed

Posted: 31 Oct 2016 02:17 PM PDT

Norway has been warned by a senior Russian politician that it could now be a nuclear target after it allowed for the deployment of 330…

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Expert Claims Media Driving Demonic Activity

Posted: 31 Oct 2016 10:53 AM PDT

Huge spikes are being reported in demonic activity all over the world. Black masses and blasphemous rituals held in cities around the country. The rise…

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World’s first bionic eye to give millions the chance of seeing again

Posted: 31 Oct 2016 10:44 AM PDT

Scientists are on the brink of restoring sight to the blind by sending moving images directly to the brain. In a world-first, surgeons have implanted…

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Our Time is Short

Read: Recommitting Your Life To God and Jesus Christ – Restoration and Forgiveness With God and Jesus Christ (Updated Version)


What is The Gospel?

God made everything out of nothing, including you and me. His main purpose in creation was to bring him pleasure.

The chief way in which we as humanity do this is through loving, obeying, and enjoying him perfectly.

Instead of this, we have sinned against our loving Creator and acted in high-handed rebellion.

God has vowed that he will righteously and lovingly judge sinners with eternal death.

But God, being merciful, loving, gracious, and just, sent his own son, Jesus Christ, in the likeness of man to live as a man; fulfilling his perfect requirements in the place of sinners; loving, obeying, and enjoying him perfectly.

And further, his son bore the eternal judgment of God upon the cross of Calvary, as he satisfied the eternal anger of God, standing in the place of sinners. God treated Jesus as a sinner, though he was perfectly sinless, that he might declare sinners as perfect.

This glorious transaction occurs as the sinner puts their faith (dependence, trust) in the Lord Jesus Christ as their substitute. God then charges Christ’s perfection to the sinner, and no longer views him as an enemy but instead an adopted son covered in the perfect righteousness of his son.

God furnished proof that this sacrifice was accepted by raising Jesus from the dead.

God will judge the world in righteousness and all of those who are not covered in the righteousness of Christ, depending on him for forgiveness, will be forced to stand on their own to bear the eternal anger of God.

Therefore, all must turn from sin and receive Christ Jesus as Lord.


What Is the Gospel?

There is no greater message to be heard than that which we call the gospel. But as important as that is, it is often given to massive distortions or over simplifications. People think they’re preaching the gospel to you when they tell you, ‘you can have a purpose to your life’, or that ‘you can have meaning to your life’, or that ‘you can have a personal relationship with Jesus.’ All of those things are true, and they’re all important, but they don’t get to the heart of the gospel.

The gospel is called the ‘good news’ because it addresses the most serious problem that you and I have as human beings, and that problem is simply this: God is holy and He is just, and I’m not. And at the end of my life, I’m going to stand before a just and holy God, and I’ll be judged. And I’ll be judged either on the basis of my own righteousness–or lack of it –or the righteousness of another. The good news of the gospel is that Jesus lived a life of perfect righteousness, of perfect obedience to God, not for His own well being but for His people. He has done for me what I couldn’t possibly do for myself. But not only has He lived that life of perfect obedience, He offered Himself as a perfect sacrifice to satisfy the justice and the righteousness of God.

The great misconception in our day is this: that God isn’t concerned to protect His own integrity. He’s a kind of wishy-washy deity, who just waves a wand of forgiveness over everybody. No. For God to forgive you is a very costly matter. It cost the sacrifice of His own Son. So valuable was that sacrifice that God pronounced it valuable by raising Him from the dead – so that Christ died for us, He was raised for our justification. So the gospel is something objective. It is the message of who Jesus is and what He did. And it also has a subjective dimension. How are the benefits of Jesus subjectively appropriated to us? How do I get it? The Bible makes it clear that we are justified not by our works, not by our efforts, not by our deeds, but by faith–and by faith alone. The only way you can receive the benefit of Christ’s life and death is by putting your trust in Him–and in Him alone. You do that, you’re declared just by God, you’re adopted into His family, you’re forgiven of all of your sins, and you have begun your pilgrimage for eternity.


The Gospel In A Nutshell

Now, with regard to this rule of faith—that we may from this point acknowledge what it is which we defend—it is, you must know, that which prescribes the belief that there is one only God, and that He is none other than the Creator of the world, who produced all things out of nothing through His own Word, first of all sent forth; that this Word is called His Son, and, under the name of God, was seen “in diverse manners” by the patriarchs, heard at all times in the prophets, at last brought down by the Spirit and Power of the Father into the Virgin Mary, was made flesh in her womb, and, being born of her, went forth as Jesus Christ; thenceforth He preached the new law and the new promise of the kingdom of heaven, worked miracles; having been crucified, He rose again the third day; (then) having ascended into the heavens, He sat at the right hand of the Father; sent instead of Himself the Power of the Holy Ghost to lead such as believe; will come with glory to take the saints to the enjoyment of everlasting life and of the heavenly promises, and to condemn the wicked to everlasting fire, after the resurrection of both these classes shall have happened, together with the restoration of their flesh. This rule, as it will be proved, was taught by Christ, and raises amongst ourselves no other questions than those which heresies introduce, and which make men heretics.

Tertullian, “On Prescription Against Heretics,” Chapter XIIl


What Is the Gospel?

This post is adapted from the tract “What Is the Gospel?” by Greg Gilbert.


A Message from God

What exactly do Christians mean when they talk about the “gospel of Jesus Christ”? Since the word “gospel” means “good news,” when Christians talk about the gospel, they’re simply telling the good news about Jesus! It’s a message from God saying, “Good news! Here is how you can be saved from my judgment!” That’s an announcement you can’t afford to ignore.

Why Is the Gospel Good News?

So, what is the good news about Jesus Christ?

Since the earliest Christians announced the good news about Jesus, it has been organized around these questions:

  1. Who made us, and to whom are we accountable?
  2. What is our problem?
  3. What is God’s solution to our problem?
  4. How can I be included in his solution?

Christians through the centuries since Christ have answered those questions with the same truth from the Bible.

  1. We are accountable to God.
  2. Our problem is our sin against him.
  3. God’s solution is salvation through Jesus Christ.
  4. We come to be included in that salvation by faith and repentance.

Let’s summarize those points like this: God, Mankind, Jesus Christ, and Our Response.

God

The first thing to know about the good news of Jesus is that “in the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth” (Gen. 1:1). Everything starts from that point, so if you get that point wrong then everything else that follows will be wrong. Because God created everything—including us—he has the right to tell us how to live. You have to understand that in order to understand the good news about Jesus. To understand just how glorious and life-giving the gospel of Jesus Christ is, we have to understand that God is also holy and righteous. He is determined never to ignore or tolerate sin. Including ours!

Mankind

When God created the first human beings, Adam and Eve, he intended for them to live under his righteous rule in perfect joy—obeying him and living in fellowship with him. When Adam disobeyed God, though, and ate the one fruit that God had told him not to eat, that fellowship with God was broken. Moreover, Adam and Eve had declared rebellion against God. They were denying his authority over their lives.

It’s not just Adam and Eve who are guilty of sin. The Bible says, “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). Sin is the rejection of God himself and his authority over those to whom he gives life.

Once you understand sin in that light, you begin to understand why “the wages of sin is death” (Romans 6:23). That’s not just physical death, but spiritual death, a forceful separating of our sinful, rebellious selves from the presence of God forever. The Bible teaches that the final destiny for unbelieving sinners is eternal, active judgment in a place called “hell.”

But . . .

Jesus Christ

The word “Christ” means “anointed one,” referring to anointing a king with oil when he is crowned. So, when we say “Jesus Christ,” we’re saying that Jesus is a King!

When Jesus began his public ministry, he told the people, “The kingdom of God is at hand. Repent and believe the good news!” As Jesus died on a cross, the awful weight of all our sins fell on his shoulders. The sentence of death God had pronounced against rebellious sinners struck. And Jesus died. For you and me!

But the story doesn’t end there. Jesus the Crucified is no longer dead. The Bible tells us that he rose from the grave. Jesus’s rising from the grave was God’s way of saying, “What Jesus claimed about who he is and what he came to do is true!”

Our Response

What does God expect us to do with the information that Jesus died in our place so we can be saved from God’s righteous wrath against our sins? He expects us to respond with repentance and faith.

To repent of our sins means to turn away from our rebellion against God. Repentance doesn’t mean we’ll bring an immediate end to our sinning. It does mean, though, that we’ll never again live at peace with our sins.

Not only that, but we also turn to God in faith. Faith is reliance. It’s a promise-founded trust in the risen Jesus to save you from your sins. If God is ever to count us righteous, he’ll have to do it on the basis of someone else’s record, someone who’s qualified to stand in as our substitute. And that’s what happens when a person is saved by Jesus: All our sins are credited to Jesus who took the punishment for them, and the perfect righteousness of Jesus is then credited to us when we place our trust in what he has done for us! That’s what faith means—to rely on Jesus, to trust in him alone to stand in our place and win a righteous verdict from God!


Ravi Zacharias explains the gospel in two minutes:


The Gospel on 5 Fingers

The five main components of the gospel can be remembered on 5 fingers of one hand. Here they are:

1) Jesus’ birth
2) Jesus’ life
3) Jesus’ death
4) Jesus’ resurrection
5) Jesus’ ascension

Obviously each point can be elaborated on depending on how much time you have. Here’s the short version:

1) Jesus’ birth – Jesus, God himself, the creator of the universe, the Messiah, became a human being – took on flesh, and was born of a virgin.

2) Jesus’ life – Jesus lived a life of perfect obedience to his Father. Though he was tempted in every way as we are, he never once sinned.

3) Jesus’ death – on the cross, Jesus himself took all our sins and paid for them. God the father counted all our sins to Jesus as if he himself had personally committed them. Then Jesus bore God’s wrath towards sin – the punishment we deserved – as a substitute for us.

4) Jesus’ resurrection – within 3 days, Jesus rose physically from the dead, proving that his sacrifice for sins have been accepted by God, since the punishment for sin was death. Jesus was seen by numerous people after he rose including 500 at one time (1 Corinthians 15).

5) Jesus’ ascension – Jesus ascended physically into heaven where he reigns as King of kings and Lord of lords. And someday he will return to the earth.

That’s the gospel, the good news, and if we believe in Jesus Christ and this good news and call upon him he will save us from our sins and give us eternal life.

That’s a simple way to remember the gospel – five fingers. Even a child can do it. So ask God to give you opportunities to share his good news today.


Please take the time to watch this clip, so that you might understand the authentic Gospel


This is the Gospel:

Friend, God is holy. There is a God in heaven who has created you and me, and He is the authority over both of us. He is perfectly holy. “In Him is Light, and there is no darkness at all” (1 John 1:5). And the problem with that is that if we want to have fellowship with God, we have to be light and no darkness at all. And yet here’s the problem: we are darkness. We are sinful. We’ve all broken His law. We’ve all lied, stolen, we’ve all looked with lust, we’ve all been angry with our brothers in our hearts. We’ve all fallen short of the glorious standard of perfection that God requires (Rom 3:23). And there’s nothing we can do about it. No amount of works, no amount of contrition, no amount of bad feelings, no amount of church attendance, no amount of Bible reading, no amount of evangelism can earn forgiveness of our sins and the righteousness which God requires (Titus 3:5; cf. Isa 64:6).

And yet God is gracious, and He loves us, and as His creatures He wants to display His glory in us by rescuing us from that. And so He sent His Son—God in the flesh, the Lord Jesus Christ—to be born as a helpless little baby (John 1:14; 3:16; Col 2:9). God of the universe, Sustainer of the universe, Himself being sustained in the womb of a teenage Hebrew girl, and upholding the world by the word of His power (Heb 1:3) while He is upheld by the nutrients from her own body! Unspeakable! And in great humility, He grows up with the growing pains of life in a fallen world, though He Himself never being with any sin—without sin entirely (2 Cor 5:21; Heb 4:15; 7:26). And He lives a perfectly righteous life. The way that you and I have failed to live before God—the way that we have failed in thought, word, and deed, and fallen short of God’s glory—Christ never did. Not even a thought. He loved God, His Father, perfectly. He always walked in perfect righteousness. He lived the life that you were commanded to live, that I was commanded to live, that we failed to live. He lived that perfect life that God is worthy of.

And not only did He live for us, He died for us. He went to the cross. Our sin demanded death. Our sin demanded eternal punishment. Our sin demanded wrath—just wrath exercised on us for eternity (Rom 6:23). But because of the infinite worth of Christ’s person, He was on that cross. And on that cross, God exercised upon Him the full fury of His own anger (Rom 3:24–26; 2 Cor 5:21; Gal 3:10–14), that was rightly due to me and rightly due to you, and that you will experience if you don’t turn from your sin and trust in this Messiah. Christ was born, lived, died, and was raised (1 Cor 15:3–4). And He rose from the grave after being dead, demonstrating His victory over sin and death.

And now God promises that if you turn from your sin, if you repudiate all that you are and all that you were and all that you love, and you turn away from a life of pursuing sin—and if you repudiate not only your bad works but your good works, if you turn from trying to earn your salvation by all the good deeds that you might want to do as a moral person—if you turn away from all of that (Acts 17:30–31), and you trust in Christ alone for righteousness (Phil 3:7–8; cf. Rom 3:28; 10:4), God promises that He will forgive you. He will have treated Christ on the cross as if Christ lived your life. And He will then treat you, justly and legally and righteously, as if you lived Christ’s perfect life of righteousness (2 Cor 5:21). And you can be saved to know the God you were created to love and enjoy. You can have the fullness of joy, the eternal pleasures that are at the Father’s right hand in heaven (Ps 16:11), and begin even now, because eternal life is to know God (John 17:3).

Friend, would you repent? Would you turn from your sin and trust in this perfect Savior to avail for you before God, to pay for your sin and to provide your righteousness?


Ready to start your new life with God?

Who do you think that I am?

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.

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