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March 22, 2017 Truth2Freedom Briefing Report (US•World•Christian)

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President Donald Trump will travel to Brussels in May to attend a meeting of NATO, his first scheduled trip overseas that comes as European leaders remain anxious about whether the U.S. will continue its level of support for the 28-nation alliance.

A familiar group of conservative rebels stands between House Speaker Paul Ryan and his goal of passing an Obamacare repeal measure on Thursday: the House Freedom Caucus.

A group of wealthy progressive donors that wants to restore the Democratic Party’s clout plans to meet this week with groups that helped kick off protest marches and town-hall confrontations to oppose President Donald Trump’s agenda. The Democracy Alliance,a group of 112 prolific political contributors that includes George Soros, Tom Steyer and Donald Sussman, is expected to draw more than 400 donors in all from 32 states to discuss how to turn the demonstrators’ enthusiasm into electoral success.

Calif. lawmakers introduce bill to require state’s retirement systems to divest pension fund holdings from cos. that win contracts to build President Trump’s proposed border wall.

Sears Holdings Corp. suffered its worst stock decline in six weeks after acknowledging “substantial doubt” about its future; raising fresh concerns about whether a company that was once the world’s largest retailer can survive.

Payless Inc., the struggling discount shoe chain, is preparing to file for bankruptcy as soon as next week, according to people familiar with the matter.

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More than 2,600 Nigerians who fled into northern Cameroon to escape Boko Haram jihadists have been forced to go home since the start of the year, the UN said Tuesday.

While Donald Trump’s political fortunes were rising, his net worth was dropping to a mere $3.5 billion, or roughly a third of what he claimed during his successful campaign for the U.S. presidency, according to the latest Forbes list of the world’s billionaires. Trump tumbled more than 100 spots to No. 544 on the magazine’s 31st annual list.

China’s Foreign Ministry on Wednesday denied reports that China will begin preparatory work this year for an environmental monitoring station on disputed Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea.

Mexico’s government on Tuesday warned Mexican companies that it would not be in their best “interests” to participate in the construction of U.S. President Donald Trump’s border wall, though there will be no legal restrictions or sanctions to stop them if they tried.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has governed on a platform that has garnered international praise by refugee advocates for its welcoming stance. But a number of Canadians aren’t a fan of the country’s border policies, and actually support ramping up deportation efforts of undocumented immigrants, a new poll shows.

The company building the Dakota Access pipeline said Monday that the project remains on track to start moving oil this week despite recent “coordinated physical attacks” along the line.

The number of unmanned aircraft, or drones, in the United States will jump dramatically over the next five years, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. The increase comes after the Obama administration in 2016 implemented new rules that opened the skies to low-level small drones for education, research and routine commercial use. Policy makers are still debating whether to allow a sweeping expansion in drone use for activities like deliveries where aircraft would fly beyond the sight of an operator.

A Czech zoo is taking no chances after the recent killing of a rhinoceros at a wildlife park near Paris by assailants who stole the animal’s horn – the zoo has started to remove the horns from its 21 rhinos as a precaution.

U.S. mortgage application activity fell from a nearly four-month peak as borrowing costs on 30-year home loans held at their highest level almost three years, Mortgage Bankers Association data released on Wednesday showed.

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An aircraft cabin ban on large electronic devices was prompted by intelligence suggesting a terror threat to US-bound flights, say US media. The so-called Islamic State group (IS) has been working on ways to smuggle explosives on to planes by hiding them in electronics, US sources tell ABC. The tip-off was judged by the US to be “substantiated” and “credible”.

Germany’s cabinet has backed a bill to clear men handed sentences for homosexuality after World War Two under a Nazi-era law. The notorious Paragraph 175 of the penal code was eventually relaxed in 1969, but not before 50,000 men were convicted. Many were sent to jail and some took their own lives because of the stigma.

Two in five North Koreans are undernourished and more than 70% of the population relies on food aid, the United Nations said.

Australia’s Northern Territory has decriminalized abortion as part of wide-ranging reforms on the medical termination of pregnancy.

A new start-up says that it intends to offer an electric-powered commercial flight from London to Paris in 10 years. Wright Electric said by removing the need for jet fuel, the price of travel could drop dramatically.

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The fence-jumper who wandered around the White House complex for 17 minutes was able to elude the Secret Service in part because the agency has taken down alarm sensors along an area of one fence that he scaled, according to two sources.

Some of the wealthiest New Yorkers are asking the state to raise their taxes. Eighty people including George Soros, Steven Rockefeller and Abigail Disney wrote to lawmakers and Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo saying they and other top earners should pay more to support schools, roads, bridges and programs to help poor and homeless residents of the state.


The Briefing 03-22-17

Judge Neil Gorsuch remains poised and unscathed as Supreme Court nomination hearing continues

Time for every brand to pick a political side? The politicization of every dimension of American life

Beyond ‘He’ or ‘She’? TIME magazine and the hyper-individualization of gender and sexuality

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Top News – 3/22/2017

Was Top FBI Official Financially Compromised During Clinton Investigation?
FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe was the subject of scrutiny last year when it was revealed that his wife received campaign money from one of Hillary Clinton’s close political allies, but a new Freedom of Information Act request reveals that he wasn’t just hiding those contributions from the public – he was hiding them from the FBI.

NSA: Nation State Cyber Attack Included Virtual ‘Hand-to-Hand Combat’
Foreign government hackers caught secretly breaking into a U.S. national security network waged a 24-hour battle with cyber security officials trying to counter the cyber attack, the deputy director of the National Security Agency said Tuesday. “It was a nation state actor who had gotten in and what we saw for the very first time, the adversary, once we detected them, instead of disappearing they fought back,” “So it was basically hand-to-hand combat in a network where we would take an action [and] they would then counter that,”

Terrifying EARTHQUAKE fears as cities at risk of being ‘dropped into sea’
California is at risk of falling by at least three feet as a result of a devastating earthquake, the study warned. The findings showed the Orange County coast is prone to a dramatic and sudden “sinking” after discovering evidence of ancient tsunami activity that dropped land in the region. Robert Leeper, who carried out the study with the help of the US Geological Survey, said: “It is not just a gradual sinking. This is boom — it would drop.

Strong 6.4 magnitude earthquake strikes off Bali
A powerful earthquake has just struck off the coast of Bali. The quake, measuring in as a magnitude 6.4 on the richter scale, struck 35 km South East of Badung around 7.10am local time, according to Geoscience Australia. It hit at a depth of 124km and could have been felt by people up to 278km away.

Latest Iranian threat: Drones in Yemen
Iran is increasing its support for Houthi forces in Yemen through the transfer of new technology and advanced weaponry. That is the conclusion of a new report by Conflict Armament Research, a UK-based organization that identifies and tracks conventional weapons. In their March 2017 report, “Iranian technology transfers to Yemen,” the findings indicate that drones are “used by Houthi forces to attack coalition missile-defense systems.”

Kuwait trying to oust Knesset from Inter-Parliamentary Union
Kuwait has decided to forge ahead with a move that would attempt to expel Israel from the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU). The Arab country…officially decided to pursue this step during a gathering of the Arab Parliamentary Union…in Morocco…Marzouq Al-Ghanim, said that his country was inspired to lead the effort to oust Israel from the IPU after the Kuwaiti parliament was tasked with preparing a list of clauses that would determine the sanctions that should be imposed on parliaments that breach the basic principles of the IPU.

‘If antisemitic parties rise to power, we will call on European Jews to flee’
A European Jewish leader said Monday that the rise of extremist parties in Europe could ultimately lead to an exodus of Jews from countries where antisemitism is becoming increasingly visible. Speaking at the annual conference of the Rabbinical Center of Europe in Pomezia, Italy, the organization’s director, Rabbi Menachem Margolin, warned that it will not be long before extremist parties which now have a great deal of power become the ruling parties in Europe.

Boko Haram crisis: Cameroon ‘forcing Nigeria refugees home’
The UN refugee agency has criticised Cameroon for the forced return of hundreds of refugees to north-east Nigeria after they had fled from the Islamist Boko Haram insurgency. The UNHCR said forced returns had “continued unabated” despite an agreement earlier this month. Under the deal, any returns would be voluntary and only “when conditions were conducive”.

Pakistan reinstates secret military courts despite criticism
Pakistan’s lower house has passed a bill to reinstate secret military courts, despite criticism from human rights activists. Military courts were first set up as a response to the 2015 attack on a military-run school by the Pakistani Taliban that killed 134 children. The courts, which try civilians charged with terrorism offences, had a two-year mandate that expired on 7 January.

IS conflict: Air strike ‘kills dozens in village near Raqqa’
At least 33 people have been killed in an air strike on a school in a village west of the Islamic State-held Syrian city of Raqqa, a monitoring group says. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the building in al-Mansoura was being used as a shelter for displaced people when it was hit on Monday night. The activist group Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently said the fate of 50 families who were there was unknown.

Israel plans mass evacuation if war erupts again
If Islamic militants in Gaza or Lebanon go to war with Israel, they could find their usual targets empty. Israel is drawing up contingency plans to evacuate up to a quarter-million civilians from border communities to protect them from attacks from Hamas, Hezbollah or other Islamic militant groups. The mass evacuations would be the biggest in Israel’s history, part of a bigger plan where the army works with municipalities to keep civilians safe.

Exclusive: North Korea has no fear of U.S. sanctions move, will pursue nuclear arms – envoy
North Korea has nothing to fear from any U.S. move to broaden sanctions aimed at cutting it off from the global financial system and will pursue “acceleration” of its nuclear and missile programs, a North Korean envoy told Reuters on Tuesday.

The Mainstream Media Is Using “Trolling” As An Excuse To Censor The Right
“…a ‘review team’ is subjectively deciding which content it will censor. What happened to the programmers and objectively censoring ‘trolls’ and abuse? The whole thing is much more similar to McCarthyism, except instead of targeting ‘communists’ during the Cold War, they are targeting ‘right-wing’ websites and individuals. Truly a threat to ‘national security’ in the same vein as ISIS, isn’t it?”

Top Hezbollah Commander Mustafa Badreddine Assassinated By Own Group: Israeli Military
Israel’s military chief said Tuesday that a top Hezbollah commander who died last year was assassinated by members of his own group, the Iran-backed Lebanese Shiite militia.Mustafa Badreddine died near the Syrian capital, Damascus, in May 2016, and Hezbollah said that Syrian rebel shelling caused his death.

They Thought She Was Crazy: Doctor Extracts RFID Chip From Sex Trafficking Victim
If someone walks into a hospital and claims that they’re being tracked, and that they need to have a tracking device removed, there’s a pretty good chance that they’re going to be sent to a mental institution instead. However, according to a doctor who wished to remain anonymous to protect his patient, that very situation occurred last October and it didn’t end how you might expect.

Banks Slash Loan Books While Equities Hover Near All-Time Highs; Someone Is Massively Wrong
Loan issuance to businesses and consumers is plunging while metrics like auto delinquencies and credit card charge offs are soaring to ‘great recession’ levels.  Of course, all this loan data continues to deteriorate as equities surge to all new highs with each passing day.  So, who’s right?

Police: Chicago Teen Apparently Gang-Raped On Facebook Live
A 15-year-old Chicago girl was apparently sexually assaulted by five or six men or boys on Facebook Live, and none of the roughly 40 people who watched the live video reported the attack to police, authorities said Tuesday.


Have We Reached A Turning Point For Stocks? Tuesday Was The Worst Day For The Stock Market In 6 Months

New York Stock Exchange Trading Floor - Public DomainThe post-election stock market rally is officially over.  After hovering near record highs for the past couple of weeks, U.S. stocks had their worst day in six months on Tuesday.  For quite some time it has been clear that the momentum of the post-election rally had been exhausted, and a pullback of this nature was widely anticipated.  But even though stocks fell by more than 1 percent during a single trading session for the first time since last September, it is going to take a whole lot more than that to bring stock prices back into balance.  In fact, stocks are so overvalued at this point that it would take a total decline of about 40 to 50 percent before key stock valuation measures return to their long-term averages. (Read More…)


Franklin Graham: Pray for Gorsuch — ‘Atheist Progressives’ Want to ‘Marginalize Christians,’ Strip God From Society

….adding that “atheist progressives” are working furiously to “strip God and all references to Him” from the public square and are pushing Christians “into the shadows.”

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Note to parents: Remember the saga of Katy Perry

Pop singer Katy Perry – a preacher’s kid raised in a Christian home – received an award over the weekend from the Human Rights Campaign, the largest pro-homosexual lobby in the U.S. In her acceptance speech, she stated:

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Hillary’s New Look—And What It Means – Ed Klein

Experience tells us that when Hillary experiments with her hair style, she’s up to something. I reported on that “something” a month ago when I revealed that, as fanciful as it might seem, Hillary has plans to run again for president.

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Top Headlines – 3/22/2017

Lack of 2 state solution is existential threat to Israel – ex-Mossad chief

Netanyahu: Building in East Jerusalem is non-negotiable

Tel Aviv to get Israel’s first 100-floor skyscraper

‘A third of secular Israeli Jews want to move abroad’

Israel plans mass evacuations if war erupts again

Hamas tried to get more accurate maps to aim rockets

Shin Bet: Hamas stealing Gaza aid from Turkish charities

Hamas aims to improve its image with new ideological document, but won’t revoke charter

Gazan teen said killed by IDF while attempting to cross border

Eisenkot: IDF will keep thwarting arms transfers to terror groups

Amid border tensions, IDF chief alludes to strikes on Hezbollah convoys

IDF chief: Hezbollah commander killed by his own men last year

Iran Reportedly Built Weapons Factories in Lebanon for Hezbollah

Iran says it’s ‘completely ready’ to restart nuclear program

Mossad chief: Iran is main threat to Israel with or without nuclear deal

Intelligence official says Russia must contain Iran in Syria

Syrian rebels report fresh Israeli airstrikes near Damascus

Netanyahu: The Russian policy regarding Israel’s attacks in Syria has not changed

‘Please don’t forget us’: the hellish search for Syria’s lost prisoners

Five years after ouster, Egypt’s Mubarak walks free

Attack in central Nigeria kills at least 17, official says

US drone kills militant blamed for attack on Sri Lanka cricket team in

Turkey’s Erdogan says may review ties with Europe after referendum

EU official: Turkey putting membership bid at risk

The Media’s Cheery Ignorance about Islam’s Hostile Ideology

No electronics ban on flights to US from Israel

Britain will ban electronic devices on flights from six Middle Eastern nations amid terror threat

AQAP trying to hide explosives in laptop batteries, official says

US, UK officials: No specific terror threat behind laptop ban

Fallout from electronics ban worries travel advocates

Bid to strip terrorist’s citizenship may mark new Trump way

North Korea to Tillerson: We Are Ready for ‘Any War the U.S. Would Like’

Trump administration weighing broad sanctions on North Korea

North Korea has no fear of U.S. sanctions move, will pursue nuclear arms – envoy

US expects next North Korean missile launch soon

North Korea fails in new missile test, Seoul says

China says number of “terror attacks” is down, but threat remains high

FBI head confirms Russia election probe, says Moscow backed Trump

Kremlin says US intelligence committee is “confused”

EU official: we can make members accept refugees

Rape focuses critical attention on ‘sanctuary’ states

U.S.-Mexico border wall fight: California considers divesting from companies involved in the project

San Francisco supervisors move to bar border wall contractors from doing business with the city

Mexico violence: Skulls found in new Veracruz mass grave

Mexico threatens to ditch US corn imports

Saudi Arabia’s Oil Supremacy Falters

Billionaire bunkers: How the 1% are preparing for the apocalypse

One-third of Americans say they’d have trouble coming up with an emergency $2,000

$20 trillion debt deserves as much attention as Dow hitting 20,000

Stock market falls 1.2%, ending longest streak of calm since 1995

Dow and S&P post first 1% fall in 5 months as banks tumble, health care reform worries remain

EU to threaten Britain with court action if Theresa May refuses to pay 50bn Euro Brexit divorce bill

Goldman Sachs Does The Obvious – Moves Staff From London To EU Over Brexit

Goldman building robo-adviser to give investment advice to the masses

Drone-catchers emerge on a new aerial frontier

Walmart wants to deploy in-store drones

Twitter software helps find, ban users advocating violence

Google Steps Up Effort to Keep Ads Away From Controversial Content

Pope tells young to resist ‘false’ reality of social media

Hyperloop tech company offers first look at futuristic travel pods

Trump signs NASA bill aimed at sending people to Mars

Travel Tips From a Real Space Tourist: Get Ready to Feel Awful

Rosetta comet orbiter films deep-space landslide

5.5 magnitude earthquake hits near Banjar Pasekan, Indonesia

5.3 magnitude earthquake hits near Kotaagung, Indonesia

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Mutis, Colombia

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Calama, Chile

Chirinkotan volcano on the Kuril Islands erupts to 20,000ft

Sheveluch volcano on Kamchatka, Russia erupts to 18,000ft

Sinabung volcano in Indonesia erupts to 14,000ft

Mudslides in Peru create water crisis, treatment systems severely clogged

The unnamed phenomenon behind Peru’s extraordinary flooding

Israel issues Peru travel warning amid heavy rains, flooding

First endangered bee in the United States named

20 million at risk of starvation in world’s largest crisis since 1945, UN says

13 killed in Kenya in drought-related violence

Israeli-American partnership to launch cannabis sleep aid

Trump to Republicans: Vote for Obamacare repeal or lose your seat

Conservatives rebuff Trump, say they have votes to derail health bill

Gorsuch to Feinstein: Abortion ruling is ‘precedent’ and acknowledged the ruling had been reaffirmed ‘many times’

Transgender rapist moved to women’s prison after sex change

Power Rangers Introduces First Openly Gay Cinematic Superhero

Sandy Simpson – Screwtape Legacy

Furtick, Elevation Church activate N.A.R. Apostles

More Hillsong victims appearing at Royal Commission: Brian Houston summoned again?

Jane Whaley/WOFF – Trial date requested in Word of Faith abuse case

6 Signs of a Toxic ‘Apostle’

Posted: 22 Mar 2017 09:05 AM PDT

(By J.Lee Grady) I’ve just spent two weeks in South America, where the Holy Spirit is moving in unprecedented ways. Churches are growing and average…

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What the Bible Actually Says About Profanity

Posted: 22 Mar 2017 09:02 AM PDT

(By Kerby Anderson) While profanity is exploding in culture and society, it should never be excused by people of faith. Your children are facing an…

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BREAKING NEWS: Shots fired at UK Parliament; officer stabbed and assailant shot

Posted: 22 Mar 2017 08:51 AM PDT

DEVELOPING – A police officer has been stabbed and an alleged assailant was reportedly shot after gunfire broke out at the UK Parliament in London…

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Should High School’s Islamic Prayer Room Be Open To ALL Religions?

Posted: 22 Mar 2017 07:33 AM PDT

It appears a new debate is heating up in Texas and this one is regarding a public High School that recently opened up a prayer…

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The Wilderness Will Make Or Break You!

Posted: 22 Mar 2017 07:23 AM PDT

(By Ricky Scaparo) In this message, I will discuss four things that inevitably always happen during a prolonged time in the Wilderness with a lack…

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Have We Reached A Turning Point For Stocks? Tuesday Was The Worst Day For The Stock Market In 6 Months

Posted: 22 Mar 2017 07:10 AM PDT

(Reported By Michael Snyder) The post-election stock market rally is officially over. After hovering near record highs for the past couple of weeks, U.S. stocks…

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Texas A&M’s first openly gay student body president to take office

Posted: 22 Mar 2017 07:07 AM PDT

Texas A&M just made history with it’s first “openly gay” president to take office. The report indicates that Bobby Brooks the 21-year-old junior has been…

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Mexico Threatens to End US Corn Imports

Posted: 22 Mar 2017 06:55 AM PDT

This next story is far from being corny! According to reports, Mexico is now pulling out all the stops to use as weapons in its…

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Retired NBA Star Shaquille O’Neal Joins “Flat Earth” Hysteria

Posted: 22 Mar 2017 06:45 AM PDT

Look who just joined the “Flat Earth”, “Round Earth” hysteria that has been taking theological circles by storm. According to reports, Retired basketball superstar Shaquille…

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NY School Pushes ‘Total Indoctrination,’ Comparing Trump to Hitler and Mussolini

Posted: 22 Mar 2017 06:35 AM PDT

(Reported By Todd Starnes) A group of moms in Saratoga Springs, New York has decided to fight back against what they call the radical left-wing…

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Israel Preps Mass Evacuation Plans For War, Netanyahu Warns Putin More Strikes Will Come

Posted: 22 Mar 2017 06:28 AM PDT

Are we about to see a major war take place in the Middle East that will thrust us into the fulfillment of Psalm Chapter 83…

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Shocking Bible Code Matrix Contains The Exact Day And Year That David Rockefeller Would Die

Posted: 21 Mar 2017 08:03 PM PDT

(Reported By Michael Snyder) Did someone know in advance that David Rockefeller would die on March 20th, 2017? What I am about to share with…

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Jerusalem to Host This Year’s “Gay Parade”

Posted: 21 Mar 2017 07:46 PM PDT

Revelation 11:8– And their dead bodies will lie in the street of the great city which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our…

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Britain Bans Electronic Devices On Flights from 6 Mideast Nations Amid Terror Threat

Posted: 21 Mar 2017 07:29 PM PDT

British passengers have been banned from bringing laptops, tablets and other electronic devices on board of flights from the Middle East and North Africa after…

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PAYLESS Filing for Bankruptcy as Soon as Next Week…

Posted: 21 Mar 2017 07:14 PM PDT

Payless Shoe store looks to be the next company to bite the dust in the ongoing economic purge of retail stores across the Nation. According…

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BREAKING NEWS: Bali Struck by Strong 6.4 Magnitude Earthquake

Posted: 21 Mar 2017 06:52 PM PDT

We are receiving reports of a strong earthquake measuring 6.4 that has struck Bali. Sources indicate that Quake shook up the resort island but did not…

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Three Right-Now Presidential Prayer Strategies

Posted: 21 Mar 2017 05:08 PM PDT

(By Kelly McDonald, Jr) Our country is at a tremendous crossroads. We have internal strife between conservatives and liberals. There is strife within the Christian…

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Pastor Alarid Prophesies Over New Mexico Governor

Posted: 21 Mar 2017 04:26 PM PDT

(by Kelly McDonald, Jr) Charisma News recently released a report about a pastor who put his faith into practice. Brian Alarid is the lead pastor…

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Samuel Alito Issues Warning About Eroding Religious Freedoms

Posted: 21 Mar 2017 04:23 PM PDT

(by Kelly McDonald, Jr) In 2015, Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito spoke prophetically when he stated that the acceptance of gay-marriage in America would lead…

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Twitter Ends more than 636,000 accounts since 2015 to tackle extremism

Posted: 21 Mar 2017 01:43 PM PDT

Twitter along with Facebook and Google are making unprecedented efforts in purging their sites from what they consider as “Extremism”. Twitter alone has just reported that…

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North Korea Poses No Fear of Sanctions! Plans to Accelerate Nuclear Pursuit

Posted: 21 Mar 2017 01:34 PM PDT

It appears that we are moving full steam ahead towards a future military conflict with North Korea as reports are now indicating that the communist…

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School Orders Boy to “Tolerate” Undressing with Girl and Make it “Natural”

Posted: 21 Mar 2017 01:26 PM PDT

(Reported By Todd Starnes) A teenage boy was told by his principal that he had to “tolerate” undressing in front of a female student and…

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What is The Gospel?


Who Do You Think That I Am?

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

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

Consider what the Bible says about Him:

JESUS IS GOD

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

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

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

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

JESUS IS HOLY

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

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

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

JESUS IS THE SAVIOR

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

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

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

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

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

JESUS IS THE ONLY ACCEPTABLE OBJECT OF SAVING FAITH

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

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

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

JESUS IS LORD

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

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

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

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

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

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

JESUS IS THE JUDGE

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

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

HOW WILL YOU RESPOND?

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

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


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March 21, 2017 Truth2Freedom Briefing Report (US•World•Christian)

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Republican leaders trying to gain party support for their bill to replace Obamacare made changes to limit Medicaid enrollment and phase out some taxes earlier, as President Donald Trump visits Capitol Hill to try to woo reluctant Republicans.

Travelers flying to the U.S. from 10 airports in the Middle East and North Africa will have to store most larger electronic devices in checked baggage under a new rule issued by the Trump administration.

President Tsai Ing-wen said Taiwan had no choice but to build its own submarine fleet as she promoted a deal to deploy the first vessel in less than a decade.

Global elites gathered at a three-day forum in Beijing pushed back against the protectionist rhetoric of U.S. President Donald Trump, while warning China it must curb what some see as its own mercantilism if globalization is to retain legitimacy.

Exxon Mobil Corp., Royal Dutch Shell Plc and Chevron Corp., are jumping into American shale with gusto, planning to spend a combined $10 billion this year, up from next to nothing only a few years ago.

Only 41 percent of workers have even tried to figure out how much they need in savings to retire comfortably. And those who have? When asked to guess how much they needed, 37 percent of workers say $1 million or more, according to the latest (and 27th) Retirement Confidence Survey.

AP Top Stories

Fox News Channel has pulled legal analyst Andrew Napolitano from the air after disavowing his on-air claim that British intelligence officials had helped former President Barack Obama spy on Donald Trump.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will skip a meeting of NATO foreign ministers in April and later in the month travel to Russia for meetings and to a G7 summit in Italy, the U.S. State Dept. has confirmed.

All passengers and crew survived a plane crash in South Sudan on Monday in which the jet hit a fire truck on the runway before bursting into flames. 37 people had been treated for injuries in hospital but, miraculously, no one was killed

The tomb of Jesus has been resurrected to its former glory. Just in time for Easter, a Greek restoration team has completed a historic renovation of the Edicule, the shrine that tradition says houses the cave where Jesus was buried and rose to heaven.

Russia and the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia have signed a bilateral agreement establishing a Russian military base in northwestern Syria, a YPG spokesman said Monday. The Russian Defense Ministry issued a statement, saying it had no plans for additional bases in Syria but that it had set up a “reconciliation center” in the area.

Pope Francis asked for forgiveness on Monday for the “sins and failings of the Church” during Rwanda’s 1994 genocide, saying he hoped his apology would help heal the African state’s wounds.

An Army veteran who served two tours of duty in Afghanistan has been ordered to be deported to Mexico by an immigration judge. Miguel Perez was a permanent legal resident of the United States, where’s he’s lived since his family moved to Chicago when he was 8. Despite his longstanding residence and service in the armed forces, he is being deported because of a non-violent drug offense, for which he served seven years in prison, authorities said.

The fallout from Brazil’s rotten meat scandal accelerated on Monday when China, a huge client, suspended imports and the European Union demanded a partial ban. Another ban on Brazilian meat imposed by Chile sparked fears of a trade spat between the two South American partners.

Typically finding a prom date can be stressful. At tan Illinois High School, students are randomly assigned to another prom date so no one is left out.

Syrian government forces clashed with rebels and hammered opposition-held areas of east Damascus on Monday, before calm returned to the capital after a surprise assault.

China’s economy may be 35 times larger than Israel’s, but Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is hoping to use that to advantage during a three-day visit to Beijing as he looks to reorient Israel’s economy towards Asia over Europe and the United States.

A SpaceX reusable cargo ship splashed down in the Pacific Ocean safely on Sunday, ending a mission to supply astronauts on the International Space Station, the company said. The Dragon capsule — the only such vessel capable of returning research samples and other material to Earth — remained docked with the ISS for nearly a month after delivering more than two tons of food, water and scientific equipment for NASA on February 23.

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President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump is to have an office in the White House. But she will not have an official title or salary when she works in the West Wing – the hub of US executive power. Her lawyer said the 35-year-old would have security clearance and access to classified information.

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Over the weekend, we reviewed the state of the solar data for March 2017. Now, there’s a two week straight lack of sunspots, the longest stretch since 2010.

North Carolina may have lost out on the NCAA championships, the NBA All-Star Game and Bruce Springsteen thanks to its hotly contested transgender bathroom law, but the state’s economy didn’t miss a beat. Economic indicators released for 2016 show that the boycott has failed to derail North Carolina as a regional and national powerhouse.

Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr restored a California man’s faith in humanity when he pulled over on the side of the road last week to pray with the distressed motorist after his car had run out of gas in an Oakland suburb.


The Briefing 03-21-17

In ongoing confirmation hearing of Neil Gorsuch, opening statements illustrate just what’s at stake

Money, budgets, and morality: Trump budget faces hurdles on both sides of the political aisle

Is it government’s job to make us happy? International Day of Happiness had some asking the question


Top News – 3/21/2017

Song Of Solomon Contains An Amazing Reference To The Pretribulation Rapture As Being In Springtime
Song of Solomon chapter 2 contains an amazing Springtime picture of the Pretribulation Rapture of the Church of Jesus Christ “My beloved spake, and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away. For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone; The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land; The fig tree putteth forth her green figs, and the vines with the tender grape give a good smell. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away.”

The Media’s Cheery Ignorance about Islam’s Hostile Ideology
It is not the president who is spreading the idea that “Islam is an inherently hostile ideology,” that “Muslims are enemies of Christians and Jews” and that “Muslims have always had a comprehensive, actionable, and jihadist plan to take over” — but rather the Quran itself. US President Donald Trump repeatedly rebukes the media for “dishonest” coverage and “fake news.” Despite its fury over the accusations, however, the press continues to prove him right — albeit inadvertently.

North Korea to Tillerson: We Are Ready for ‘Any War the U.S. Would Like’
The DPRK has the will and capability to fully respond to any war the U.S. would like to ignite,” the state-run Korean Central News Agency quoted a foreign ministry spokesman as saying, according to the South Korean newswire service Yonhap.

New ‘Safe Space’ Guidelines at University of Arizona Treat Students Like Preschoolers
The University of Arizona is encouraging college students to cry “ouch!” when they hear something offensive, make artwork about race relations, have story time, play four corners, and take a “time out” if they feel uncomfortable.

Michael Savage was target of NSA spying
Talk-radio host Michael Savage is among the public figures who were under surveillance by the National Security Agency as part of its “Project Dragnet,” according to a database revealed by an agency whistleblower. It shows Donald J. Trump and Infowars founder Alex Jones also were under illegal, unauthorized government monitoring during those years.

‘A third of secular Israeli Jews want to move abroad
“The fact that so many people say they would leave the country if they could indicates that many Israeli citizens do not feel a sense of belonging to the state.”

Amid border tensions, IDF chief alludes to strikes on Hezbollah convoys
Amid rising tensions on the Syrian border, IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Gadi Eisenkot said Tuesday that the army would continue to work to prevent advanced weaponry from getting into the hands of the wrong people. Eisenkot, speaking at a security and strategy conference named in honor of the late former Mossad chief Meir Dagan in Netanya, made the comments days after Syrian government forces fired an anti-aircraft missile at Israel Air Force jets during an air-strike last Friday to halt the flow of advanced weapons to Hezbollah near Palmyra.

Mexico violence: Skulls found in new Veracruz mass grave
Dozens of skulls have been found at a site in the eastern Mexican state of Veracruz. The find comes just days after Veracruz state Attorney General Jorge Winckler announced that more than 250 skulls had been discovered at another mass grave. On Sunday, Mr Winckler said 47 skulls had been unearthed at the new site near the town of Alvarado.

Syria war: Russia denies aiding Kurds to set up a military base
Russia is helping Syrian Kurdish YPG forces to establish a military base in northern Syria that will be used to train its fighters, the militia says. But Russian officials have insisted there are no plans to open new bases in Syria and the one near Afrin serves as a “reconciliation centre”. Russia says the role of the base is to negotiate local truces between the various warring sides in Syria.

LHC: Five new particles hold clues to sub-atomic glue
The Large Hadron Collider has discovered new sub-atomic particles that could help to explain how the centres of atoms are held together. The particles are all different forms of the so-called Omega-c baryon, whose existence was confirmed in 1994. Physicists had always believed the various types existed but had not been able to detect them – until now.

GOP leadership sets up ‘spin room’ ahead of health care vote
House Republicans announced they’ll have a space set up on Capitol Hill for lawmakers to spin their Affordable Care Act repeal and replacement bill to the media before it comes up for a vote on the House floor Thursday…Such a space, often nicknamed a “spin room,” is normal for big events like presidential debates…But it is highly unusual to do so for a piece of legislation ahead of a congressional vote.

David’s Sling officially enters service
The Israeli Air Force (IAF) officially inaugurated the David’s Sling missile defense system on Monday….It is officially operational and functions as a part of Israel’s multi-layered missile defense program. In this capacity, David’s Sling operates in the layer above the Iron Dome and below the Arrow system. Meaning, it is designed to intercept tactical ballistic missiles and medium- to long-range rockets and cruise missiles fired from distances of 40-300km.

Syrian rebels launch offensive on Damascus gateway, retake ground
Syrian rebels stormed a major road junction leading into the heart of Damascus on Tuesday as they launched an offensive to regain ground lost to the army over the weekend…State media said rebels had re-entered parts of the city’s northeastern Jobar district and the army was bombing their positions. “At 5.00 a.m. (0300 GMT) we launched the new offensive and we restored all the points we withdrew from on Monday.

Assad to Israel: We have a right to defend our borders
Syrian President Bashar Assad warned Israel on Monday that his country has a right to defend its borders. “Defending our borders is our right, and it’s our duty, not only our right,” he told Russian reporters in Damascus according Russian news site Sputnik. Assad also told Russian parliament members, who paid an official visit to the capital on Monday, that he was counting on Moscow to prevent Israel from attacking his country in the future.

Assad sees key Russia role after Syria-Israel strikes
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Monday said Russia can play an important role in the crisis following Syria’s firing missiles at Israeli warplanes carrying out strikes in the conflict-torn country.

Car bomb kills at least 23 in Baghdad
A car bomb exploded in the Iraqi capital on Monday, killing at least 23 people and wounding 45 others in a mainly Shia district in southwestern Baghdad.

NY Attorney General Hires Public-Corruption Prosecutor To Target Trump Administration; WSJ Reports
“Mr. Master ‘will be working on a wide range of civil and criminal investigations and enforcement matters, including public corruption, complex civil litigation’ and potentially litigation against the Trump administration.”

The Global Famine Begins: UN Announces That The Worst Food Crisis Since World War 11 Is Happening Right Now
We always knew that this would start happening.  Earlier this month, I wrote about the severe economic problems that are plaguing South America, but up to this point I have neglected to discuss the horrific famines that are breaking out all over Africa.  Right now there is a desperate need for food in South Sudan, Somalia, northeast Nigeria, Eritrea and Kenya.  And Yemen, even though it is not technically part of Africa, is being affected by many of the same factors that are crippling nations all over eastern Africa.  The United Nations says that more than 20 million people could die from starvation and disease if nothing is done.

Top General Just Exposed Exactly What Obama Has Done To Our Military Over the Past 8 Years
Obama did everything humanly possible to destroy our country while in office. He weakened us on every front imaginable, as he made enemies out of our allies, and emboldened our enemies. One of his tactics destroy America as the world’s number 1 superpower was to completely gut our military, as Obama successfully took us back to pre-World War II capabilities. While most of us were aware of Obama’s antics while he was in office, now we’re learning something even more horrifying that’s taking place, as Obama’s leftover officials at the White House are doing everything they can to destroy our military, with an alarming report coming out of Washington from one of President Trump’s top military Generals.

BRIBES: King of Saudi Arabia Gave Obamas MILLIONS in GIFTS
It’s good America now has a president who can’t be bribed. Because Trump won’t be bought. We’ve learned through WikiLeaks and common sense that Obama was for sale to the highest Muslim bidder. And boy did the King of Saudi Arabia know it.

Trump’s Job Approval Rating Drops To Record Low, Breaking Key Correlation
In a new poll from Gallup, President Trump’s job approval rating dropped to 37%, while 58% of Americans disapprove of his performance so far as president. The slide is notable because one month ago Credit Suisse noted that Trump favorability was the only variable across the entire risk spectrum.


March 20, 2017
ALAN KEYES — The spiritual “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” has reportedly become an anthem popular among British rugby fans. Recently I read an article about this noting the “solemn origins” of the song as a “slave spiritual.” The article mentions that “Josephine Wright, a professor of music and black studies at the College of Wooster in Ohio” says that the spiritual’s lyrics “allude to feelings of despair and a desire for release from suffering.”… (more)

March 20, 2017
LARRY KLAYMAN — Thanks to yet another runaway hack federal judge, now all of the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims have a constitutional right to enter the United States – – unrestricted at any time. That is the shocking but preposterous ruling of Judge Derrick Watson in Hawaii v. Trump, issuing a temporary restraining order (TRO) against President Trump’s rewritten executive order temporarily suspending travel from the world’s most dangerous terrorist countries, to allow time to devise a strict means to vet potential terrorists… (more)

March 20, 2017
NEWSMAX — The Air Force is quietly shrinking its deployed force of land-based nuclear missiles as part of a holdover Obama administration plan to comply with an arms control treaty with Russia. The reductions are nearing completion despite President Donald Trump’s argument that the treaty gives Moscow an unfair advantage in nuclear firepower…. (more)

March 20, 2017
WASHINGTON TIMES — Sen. Ted Cruz on Sunday said a House plan to repeal and replace Obamacare is fatally flawed because it relies on a three-pronged plan for totally gutting the 2010 law instead of killing it outright. GOP leaders have urged their troops to rally around a bill that repeals Obamacare’s mandate requiring people to hold insurance or pay a tax, replaces its subsidies with refundable age-based tax credits and reels in and caps funding for Medicaid, the government insurance program for the poor…. (more)


March 20, 2017
NEWSMAX — Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., vowed to keep up the fight against the Republican healthcare bill – – which he said Sunday will not pass Congress because conservatives are “not for a gift for the insurance companies.”… (more)

March 20, 2017
NEWSMAX — The Democratic opposition to President Donald Trump is not sitting well with voters, as a majority believe Democrats in Congress are “stubborn” (64 percent), “weak” (58 percent), and neither cooperative (74 percent) nor effective (72 percent), according to the latest CBS News NationTracker poll…. (more)

March 20, 2017
WORLDNETDAILY — President Trump is right to use his first federal budget to gut the Environmental Protection Agency and eradicate the cornerstones of Obama’s climate change strategy, says U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., because the EPA is being used as a tool by the left to kill free enterprise and destroy capitalism…. (more)

March 20, 2017
PAUL BEDARD — With the coverage of President Trump putting media bias on display as never before, an influential House chairman and longtime press critic has opened a campaign to call out the “mainstream media” for what he thinks it is…. (more)

March 20, 2017
ROBERT KNIGHT — On Feb. 2, at the National Prayer Breakfast, President Trump said, “My administration will do everything in its power to defend and protect religious liberty.” Right now, he has a golden opportunity. He can sign an executive order that has been on his desk since early February that would halt some of the ongoing attacks on religious conscience all over the country…. (more)


March 19, 2017
A special report from the Accuracy in Media Center for Investigative Journalism
CLIFF KINCAID — Senate Intelligence Committee leaders from both parties – – Senators Richard Burr (R-NC) and Mark Warner (D-VA) – – have issued a disingenuous statement that “no element of the United States government” surveilled “Trump Tower.” They dishonestly evade the fact that media reporting two days earlier had said that British intelligence operating at U.S. behest had likely been implicated in wiretapping Trump and Trump associates, all at the instigation of the U.S. government…. (more)

March 19, 2017
DAILY WIRE — During a 2012 interview with Passport Magazine, Beauty and the Beast director Bill Condon said that he wishes he could “rip pages out of the Bible” as soon as he arrives in a hotel room, though, to Condon’s disappointment, there are usually none available. “What is first thing you do when you get into a hotel room?” asked Passport Magazine, in a now-archived interview…. (more)

March 19, 2017
WASHINGTON TIMES — A California man arrested on the White House grounds last week was on the property for a quarter-hour before being caught, the Secret Service acknowledged Friday. Jonathan Tuan Tran, 26, spent more than 16 minutes on the grounds of the executive mansion prior to being apprehended outside the White House on the evening of March 10, the Secret Service said in a statement, all the while President Trump was inside…. (more)


March 19, 2017
GREG COROMBOS — A leading critic of the Environmental Protection Agency who served on President Trump’s transition team is very encouraged by the administration approach to the agency in policy and budget, but he says Trump must make good on his promise to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate change agreement…. (more)

March 18, 2017
WASHINGTON TIMES — President Trump’s new border wall is supposed to be 30 feet high and should look imposing to potential illegal immigrants, Homeland Security officials said in documents Friday that officially requested the first bids to begin building the barrier along the U.S.-Mexico border…. (more)


March 18, 2017
ANDREW C. MCCARTHY — It is not about the executive orders. When it comes to protecting the United States from the threats posed by radical Islam, it has never been about President Donald Trump’s executive orders: the first one that was torpedoed by the radical judiciary in January, and the new and improved version that was suspended this week – – the Lawyer Left having conveniently managed to shop its challenge to Barack Obama’s fellow Hawaiian and Harvard Law School classmate Judge Derrick Watson…. (more)

March 18, 2017
WORLDNETDAILY — The chief of America’s Coast Guard says his force is invaluable to the United States, and its personnel, equipment and funding should be rebuilt and restored, just like the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines, according to a report in Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin…. (more)

March 18, 2017
BYRON YORK — A key talking point in the theory that Donald Trump and the Russians conspired in the 2016 election is the allegation that last summer, during the Republican convention, the Trump campaign changed the GOP platform to weaken its stance on Russia’s aggression in Ukraine…. (more)

March 17, 2017
CONSERVATIVE TRIBUNE — Ever since a federal judge in Hawaii issued a sweeping freeze of President Donald Trump’s new immigration moratorium Wednesday, conspiracy theories have abounded across social media. The leading theory suggested that former President Barack Obama played a role in the ruling. As noted by Hawaii News Now, the former president arrived in the islands Monday for an unexpected visit…. (more)


March 17, 2017
LEO HOHMANN — The main plaintiff in the Hawaii case blocking President Trump’s revised temporary travel ban is an imam with ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. The irony is hard to miss: Trump has talked about declaring the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization, and now it is a Brotherhood-backed imam who is playing a key role in blocking his executive order on immigration…. (more)

March 17, 2017
WASHINGTON TIMES — This week’s rulings against President Trump’s revised executive order on travel and refugees have sparked heated pushback from Republicans on Capitol Hill, who say judges have crossed the line to become adversaries of this White House – – and suggested retribution could be coming…. (more)

March 17, 2017
BREITBART — Documents obtained by Judicial Watch show the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) fast-tracked tax-exempt status for an “After School Satan Club” in Tacoma, Washington, while the federal agency was discovered to be either denying conservative and Christian groups the same status or making them wait for years…. (more)

March 17, 2017
GREG COROMBOS — The House Republican health-care bill cleared another hurdle Thursday, but one of the most fiscally conservative GOP lawmakers says the bill will never pass unless it acts to immediately reduce the cost of coverage and includes repeal of Obamacare’s burdensome regulations…. (more)

March 17, 2017
WASHINGTON TIMES — Republicans cleared a path Thursday for their Obamacare replacement to reach the House floor, pushing a bill through the Budget Committee on a tight vote that saw the first GOP defections. The committee was stitching together plans from two other panels, and now has produced a unified bill – – though Republican leaders say they’re still pondering changes designed to win over conservatives who fear the replacement bill is too expensive and too much like Obamacare…. (more)

March 16, 2017
CLIFF KINCAID — With massive leaks of classified information, some of them stemming from undiscovered moles in the intelligence community, the media continue treating former officials of the CIA and NSA who have presided over this debacle with honor and respect…. (more)

March 16, 2017
WORLDNETDAILY — Whereas, generations of children have been raised on wholesome Disney movies that, whether animated or live-action, were stories of character and virtue, from “Old Yeller” to “Cinderella” – – even including explicitly Christian allegories like Pinocchio (“Prove yourself brave, truthful, and unselfish, and someday, you will be a real boy”);… (more)

Why Does The Beast In ‘Beauty And The Beast’ Look Eerily Similar To Baphomet?

Beauty And The Beast Baphomet - FacebookDoes it upset anyone else that the “beast” in Disney’s new remake of “Beauty and the Beast” is a goat-man with very long horns that bears quite a resemblance to Baphomet? In Disney’s 1991 animated version of “Beauty and the Beast”, the “beast” looked very much like a gentle lion. There were a couple of small horns poking out of his head, but those could have easily been mistaken as tufts of hair. But this time around, the “beast” has been depicted as a hybrid goat-man that has enormous goat horns sticking out of his head. And of course anyone that is familiar with the occult knows that the most famous goat-man in the entire world is Baphomet – the official symbol of the Church of Satan. Could it be possible that the similarity between this “beast” and Baphomet is more than just a coincidence? (Read More…)


The Upcoming Trade War Between The U.S. And China Will Be The Biggest In The History Of The Planet

Globe At Night - Public DomainThe United States and China are the two largest economies in the world by far, and the upcoming trade war that is about to erupt will be cataclysmic for both sides.  The Trump administration and the Chinese government are both gearing up for a prolonged trade war, and this is going to have very severe implications for the entire global economy.  During the campaign, Donald Trump repeatedly stated that we “can’t continue to allow China to rape our country”, and he was quite correct about that.  Over the past ten years, the U.S. has run a trade deficit of over $2 trillion with China, and as a result of imbalanced trade we have lost tens of thousands of manufacturing businesses, millions of good paying jobs, and hundreds of billions of dollars of tax revenue. (Read More…)


Top Headlines – 3/21/2017

  • Gorsuch Strives to Present Himself as Above Political Fray (Read More)
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  • Exclusive: Trump administration weighing broad sanctions on North Korea (Read More)
  • U.K. Inflation Gains More Than Forecast, Breaching BOE Goal (Read More)
  • French presidential debate lifts euro to six-week highs (Read More)
  • Shell’s Titanic Bet: Can Deep-Water Drilling Be Done on the Cheap? (Read More)
  • Meet the 13 Million Nerds That Apple’s Counting On  (Read More)
  • Macron on Top After First Debate of French Presidential Election  (Read More)
  • Rookie Currency Traders Are Causing Trouble at Crucial Moments (Read More)
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  • Merkel ally says Turkey’s Erdogan ‘not welcome’ in Germany (Read More)

Trump support for two states is ‘encouraging’ – Palestinian official

Trump administration boycotts UN council session over anti-Israel ‘bias’

Egyptian, Palestinian leaders meet for reconciliation talks

Israel facilitates transfer of NIS 300 million cash to Gaza

Shin Bet chief: Terrorists planning attacks ahead of Passover

IDF Chief of Staff warns Shiite Hezbollah is violating UN resolutions and is arming itself in preparation for war against Israel

Israel’s multi-layer defense system nearing completion

Israel to deploy David’s Sling, final piece of missile defense shield

Air Force defends use of Arrow system against Syrian missile

Israel threatens to ‘destroy’ Syrian air defence systems

Israeli drone shot down by Syria forces

Assad to Israel: We have a right to defend our borders

Assad: Russia has ‘important role’ in preventing Israel-Syria clash

Syrian UN Envoy: Putin Sent Message to Israel That Its Freedom to Act in Syria Is Over

Putin Is the Middle East’s New Boss

Syria war: Russia denies aiding Kurds to set up a military base

Russian ambassador to Syria says Damascus clashes damaged embassy building

Turkey won’t accept ‘region of terror’ in northern Syria, deputy PM says

Clashes in Damascus after rebels tunnel into government-held areas

Saving Syria’s heritage: Archaeologists discover invisible solution

ISIS recruit may have used welfare cash to fund family’s terror journey

Iraqi prime minister joins Trump for meeting focusing on ISIS

Mosul battle: 180,000 civilians flee as Iraqi troops advance

Iraq car bomb kills 20 in south-west Baghdad

Europe’s attitude toward Turkey anti-democratic, deputy PM says

Al-Qaida calls on members to ‘kill Americans’

Iran accused of planning attack on head of French-Israel business group

Shock tactics: how the arms industry trades on our fear of terrorism

Iowa mosque gets note calling Muslims ‘vile,’ threatening genocide

US Muslims and Jews strengthen bonds amid acts of bigotry

US forbids any device larger than cellphone on airlines from 13 countries

Hawaii judge declines to narrow travel ban injunction

Fox News pulls Judge Napolitano over his Trump wiretap claims

Comey says leaks could constitute ‘espionage’

White House: ‘No evidence’ of Trump-Russia collusion

FBI’s Russian-influence probe includes a look at far-right news sites

Anti-Trump media: 91% coverage negative, 96% of donations to Hillary

David Rockefeller, World’s Oldest Billionaire, Dies At 101

NYSE Arca Suffers Glitch During Closing Auction

U.K. to Trigger Brexit March 29, Starting Two Years of Talks

Trump pressures ‘sanctuary cities’ that won’t hold undocumented immigrants

Almost half of Canadians want illegal border crossers deported

Tattoo Removal Business Booming As Fears Of Deportation Mount

30 Countries Are Refusing To Take Back Illegal Immigrants Convicted Of Serious Crimes

Real-life Robocops will soon replace human police

North Korean propaganda video threatens destruction of US aircraft carriers, bombers

U.N. Nuclear Inspector: North Korea’s Capability Has Entered A ‘New Phase’

Chernobyl-scale chemical disaster looms in Eastern Ukraine war, experts warn

Oil Drops as U.S. Drilling Growth Threatens to Counter OPEC Cuts

5.2 magnitude earthquake hits near Wabag, Papua New Guinea

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Kimbe, Papua New Guinea

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Kepulauan Barat Daya, Indonesia

Sabancaya volcano in Peru erupts to 23,000ft

Ruiz volcano in Colombia erupts to 20,000ft

Turrialba volcano in Costa Rica erupts to 12,000ft

Sinabung volcano in Indonesia erupts to 11,000ft

Republican green groups seek to temper Trump on climate change

Winter 2016-17 goes down as 6th warmest on record in US; Storm parade nearly erases California drought

Record-breaking climate change pushes world into ‘uncharted territory’

‘She has every right to compete with women’: Transgender weightlifter sparks criticism after competition win

YouTube reverses some restrictions on LGBT-themed content following uproar

‘Beauty And The Beast’ Director: ‘I Wish I Could…Rip Pages Out Of The Bible’

IRS granted Satanic cult tax-exempt status in 10 days, report says

Matt Walsh: Pro-lifers aren’t the ones being hypocrites, Tomi

T.D. Jakes and Joyce Meyer Teaching Word of Faith “Little Gods” Doctrine

Hillsong submits to NAR Apostle Cindy Jacob’s Prophetic Word

Rachel Held Evans Twists Scripture to Advance Social Justice

Bethel Attempts to Make “Same Old” Teachings Sound More “Mainstream”

Creflo Dollar’s ‘Uncharted’ Film Promises to Show How Donations to His Church Fulfill ‘Mandate From God’

BREAKING NEWS: Paul Washer Suffers Heart Attack, Is In ‘Critical’ Condition

Posted: 21 Mar 2017 07:36 AM PDT

We are receiving reports that Preacher, Author and Missionary Paul Washer has reportedly suffered a heart attack and is currently in the hospital in critical…

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What are you doing with your talent?

Posted: 21 Mar 2017 06:46 AM PDT

(By Ricky Scaparo) In the parable of Matthew Chapter 25 many were given talents and some invested and one squandered it. How are you using your…

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We Won’t See Signs and Wonders in the Church Until We Cultivate This Daily Habit

Posted: 21 Mar 2017 06:33 AM PDT

(By Adam Wittenberg) Do you want more spiritual power? Do you desire to walk in signs and wonders? To see revival? To advance the gospel…

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Crucifixion Nails And Other Evidence of Jesus’ Life Discovered by Israeli Archaeologists

Posted: 21 Mar 2017 06:27 AM PDT

For many who walk by faith and not by sight, physical evidence isn’t necessary to affirm their faith in Jesus. However, for those who enjoy…

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When Kindergarten Begins Assigning Your Child’s “Gender Identity”

Posted: 21 Mar 2017 06:15 AM PDT

(By Dan Delzell) What will be the next step in the evolution of the gender revolution? Well, try to imagine a day when parents wait…

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Apple CEO Says “Globalization is Great for the World”

Posted: 21 Mar 2017 05:58 AM PDT

Would you be shocked to discover that the CEO of Apple, Tim Cook is declaring that globalization is “great for the world,”? Well according to…

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Secret Gay Club Created By Idaho School Hidden From Parents

Posted: 21 Mar 2017 05:47 AM PDT

Would you be upset if you discovered your child was a member of a hidden “Gay Club” that was created by your child’s high school?…

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Why Does The Beast In ‘Beauty And The Beast’ Look Eerily Similar To Baphomet?

Posted: 21 Mar 2017 05:37 AM PDT

(By Michael Snyder) Does it upset anyone else that the “beast” in Disney’s new remake of “Beauty and the Beast” is a goat-man with very…

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Police to Use Drones to Pursue Criminals and Missing Persons

Posted: 20 Mar 2017 08:37 PM PDT

(by Kelly McDonald, Jr) In the United Kingdom, a revolutionary approach to law enforcement is being tested. Instead of using helicopters and more expensive equipment…

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Myanmar Christians Flee Persecution By Thousands

Posted: 20 Mar 2017 08:34 PM PDT

(by Kelly McDonald, Jr) Myanmar (once called Burma) has been a country marred in turmoil and civil war since 1948. Rebel groups are battling government…

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Katy Perry Says She Sought God To Overcome Homosexuality

Posted: 20 Mar 2017 08:32 PM PDT

(by Kelly McDonald, Jr) Katy Perry grew up in a Bible-believing home. Her parents were actually pastors. She was taught the Biblical stance about marriage:…

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New Video Simulates North Korea Blowing up US Aircraft Carrier and Shooting Down Bomber

Posted: 20 Mar 2017 07:07 PM PDT

A new video being released from Kim Jong-un reveals a US aircraft carrier being blown up and a bomber being shot down. Along with this…

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Sun Experiences Longest Period of Inactivity in 7 Years

Posted: 20 Mar 2017 06:54 PM PDT

According to reports, the Sun has gone on a two-week drought of sunspots which is the longest stretch since 2010.  The report reveals that the…

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Upcoming Trade War Between U.S. And China Will Be Largest In History Of The Planet

Posted: 20 Mar 2017 06:39 PM PDT

(Reported By Michael Snyder) The United States and China are the two largest economies in the world by far, and the upcoming trade war that…

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“Far-Right News” Sites Under the Microscope From FBI

Posted: 20 Mar 2017 06:33 PM PDT

It appears that “Far-Right” News Outlets will be placed even further under the microscope as reports indicate that Federal investigators are examining whether these type of news…

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PROPHECY WATCH: Syria Looking For Alliance With Russia Against Future Conflict With Israel

Posted: 20 Mar 2017 06:22 PM PDT

An interesting report is coming out of the Mideast regarding two Nations that will play a future role in Bibe Prophecy. According to sources, Syrian…

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Don’t Put Your Light Under a Basket!

Posted: 20 Mar 2017 01:27 PM PDT

(By Dr. Micahel Brown) Whenever I hear Christian leaders talk about the inevitable collapse of the church of America (or elsewhere) I ask myself, “But hasn’t…

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WAR DRUMS: China Positions 1,500 Missiles Aimed at US military Bases

Posted: 20 Mar 2017 01:22 PM PDT

Tensions are increasing and War Drums are pounding louder as now reports are indicating that China has positioned an arsenal of missiles within strike range…

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What is The Gospel?


Who Do You Think That I Am?

Selected Scriptures

Code: A335

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

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

Consider what the Bible says about Him:

JESUS IS GOD

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

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

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

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

JESUS IS HOLY

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

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

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

JESUS IS THE SAVIOR

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

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

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

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

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

JESUS IS THE ONLY ACCEPTABLE OBJECT OF SAVING FAITH

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

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

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

JESUS IS LORD

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

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

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

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

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

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

JESUS IS THE JUDGE

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

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

HOW WILL YOU RESPOND?

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

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


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March 20, 2017 Truth2Freedom Briefing Report (US•World•Christian)

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FBI Director James Comey is about to testify on the continuing U.S. investigation into Russia’s meddling in last year’s presidential election, but President Donald Trump on Monday accused Democrats of making up claims and pushed the agency and Congress to focus instead on media leaks.

Prime Minister Theresa May will file divorce papers to leave the European Union on March 29, launching two years of complex negotiations that will pit the U.K.’s need for a trade deal against the bloc’s view that Britain shouldn’t benefit from Brexit.

The high-heeled boot surrounded by five seas is ranked the healthiest country on Earth in the Bloomberg Global Health Index of 163 countries. A baby born in Italy can expect to live to be an octogenarian. But 2,800 miles south in Sierra Leone, the average newborn will die by 52.

Fierce clashes broke out in the Syrian capital on Sunday after insurgents infiltrated government-held parts of the city through tunnels overnight, a rare if brief advance after months of steady losses at the hands of government forces elsewhere in the country.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called for a concerted effort to defend free trade, saying global markets can be both open and fair.

AP Top Stories

President Trump’s approval rating has fallen to 37 percent — the lowest of his fledgling presidency, according to Gallup. His disapproval rating rose correspondingly, hitting 58 percent.

As the number of Syrian refugees fleeing the civil war climbs well into the millions, there are new warnings from top U.S. counterterrorism experts that the exodus is posing a national security threat far more serious than any the United States and Europe have seen in decades. The failure of the West to address the conditions of refugees flooding into neighboring countries creates a situation like the one that gave rise to the Taliban and al-Qaida in Afghanistan 25 years ago — with consequences that could potentially be more disastrous.

A man shot dead by French soldiers at Paris Orly airport on Saturday shouted he was there to “die for Allah” and tried to seize a soldier’s assault rifle, apparently intending to open fire on passengers, a prosecutor said.

Peruvians struggled on Sunday to cope with avalanches, mudslides and extensive flash flooding caused by torrential downpours, and forecasters predicted still more rain ahead, prolonging the country’s woes.

President Donald Trump said Saturday that Germany owes “vast sums of money” to NATO and the U.S. “must be paid more” for providing defense, reiterating his stance that European allies need to meet their end of the bargain if they are to continue benefiting from the military alliance.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has described European lawmakers as “crazies” in a salty-tongued rebuttal of criticism of his deadly drug war, while vowing again that all traffickers will be killed.

Patients who received Abbott Laboratories’ novel dissolving vascular stent had a significantly higher rate of serious adverse heart events than those treated with the company’s widely used Xience drug-coated metal stent two years after implantation, according to data presented on Saturday.

China welcomed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday just days after hosting Saudi Arabia’s King Salman and the signing of deals worth as much as $65 billion with Riyadh, as China steps up its tentative engagement with the Middle East.

Now, a group of scientists says Pluto should definitely be added back to the planet list — oh, and that there are over 100 other objects in our solar system that should also be called planets.

A Texas high school’s on-site prayer room — which serves as a spot where Muslim students can pray — is stirring controversy. Liberty High School in Frisco established the room in 2009, but Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is concerned that the room may be off-limits to students of other religious denominations. He said in a letter Friday to the school district that any exclusion would be inconsistent with the First Amendment’s protection of religious liberty. A school district spokesman responded that the classroom is available to “students of all walks of life” in the afternoon when it is vacant.

If you’re looking for a new job right now, think “health care” and “transportation,” and stay away from mining, real estate and media.

BBC

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has ordered the country’s two main border crossings with Afghanistan to reopen immediately.

Now the children’s TV show Sesame Street is introducing a new Muppet character with a simpler name, and a tougher brief. Julia, a little girl, has orange hair, a toy rabbit – and autism.

Dozens of skulls have been found at a site in the eastern Mexican state of Veracruz. The find comes just days after Veracruz state Attorney General Jorge Winckler announced that more than 250 skulls had been discovered at another mass grave.

South Korea has appealed to the World Trade Organization to determine if the Chinese government is treating South Korean companies unfairly.

More than 180,000 civilians have fled the west of the Iraqi city of Mosul in the past month, as government forces battle Islamic State (IS) militants.

WND

“The media and Democrats are so close in association and so close in their philosophical views that we might as well use one word to describe both, and that’s ‘Mediacrats,’” said Texas Rep. Lamar Smith, founder of the House Media Fairness Caucus.

A group of female clergy from Iowa wrote a letter this week to publicly state their support of the abortion chain Planned Parenthood.

Yale University may soon formally replace the term “freshman” with “first-year student” in an effort to “reflect the values” of the institution.


Top News – 3/20/2017

Anti-Trump media: 91% coverage negative, 96% of donations to Hillary
“The media and Democrats are so close in association and so close in their philosophical views that we might as well use one word to describe both, and that’s ‘Mediacrats,’” said Texas Rep. Lamar Smith, founder of the House Media Fairness Caucus.

“Blasphemous,” “Disgusting,” & “Demonic”: Archbishop Paglia’s Homoerotic Mural
Critics are saying the work commissioned by Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia is “blasphemous,” “disgusting,” and even “demonic.” “There is a need for reparation for this blasphemous work. And it is blasphemy because of the effeminate depiction of Christ in a context that the artist himself said was meant to be ‘erotic,’” said Dr. Thomas Ward, president of the National Association of Catholic Families and former corresponding member of the Pontifical Academy for Life.

Trump could ‘do an Andrew Jackson’ to save travel ban
…the Constitution and federal law give the president the authority to restrict entry to the country, said Trump could “always do a true Andrew Jackson,” the last president to challenge a court “usurping authority they did not have.”

6.0-magnitude earthquake hits off Solomon Islands
The quake struck at 02:43 am local time (1543 GMT Sunday) at a depth of 4.0 kilometres (2.5 miles), some 170 kilometres north-northeast of the capital city Honiara, the USGS said. No tsunami warning was issued.

Trump Admin To Boycott U.N. Council Over Anti-Israel Agenda
The UNHRC, which includes member countries cited for mass human rights abuses, is poised on Monday to adopt at least five anti-Israel resolutions, prompting outrage in the Trump administration over what officials described as the council’s unjust bias against the Jewish state. The boycott comes on the heels of the resignation of a Jordanian U.N. official who had sought to advance an anti-Israel agenda opposed by the U.S. and other nations.

Dome of the Rock Deliberately Placed Over Ancient Temple Site to Enforce Islamic ‘Replacement Theology’
The conflict over the Temple Mount is a clear manifestation of Islamic replacement theology, a noted archaeologist told the Knesset on Wednesday. It is the site’s holy status in Judaism that is the basis of Islam’s interest, and this phenomenon has been seen throughout history, with Islam appropriating major Christian sites as well.


SUNSPOT COUNTS REACH 7-YEAR LOW
The face of the sun has been blank (no sunspots) for 14 consecutive days. The last time this happened was April of 2010, near the end of a deep Solar Minimum. The current stretch of blank suns heralds a new Solar Minimum expected to arrive in 2019-2020.

‘Don’t f*** with us!’ Philippine President RAGES at European Union in FURIOUS tirade
The extraordinary rant came as EU bigwigs passed a resolution criticising the leader’s tough stance on drug convicts last week. European lawmakers said they were “deeply alarmed” by the reintroduction of the death penalty – adding capital punishment is considered “cruel and inhuman”. Responding to the remarks, Mr Duterte, who previously referred to Barack Obama as a “son of a whore”, once again used colourful language to berate the European Parliament

Unproven stem cell ‘therapy’ blinds three patients at Florida clinic
Three people with macular degeneration were blinded after undergoing an unproven stem cell treatment that was touted as a clinical trial in 2015 at a clinic in Florida. Within a week following the treatment, the patients experienced a variety of complications, including vision loss, detached retinas and hemorrhage. They are now blind.

Shin Bet chief warns of Hamas attack attempts ahead of Passover
The head of the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) Nadav Argaman warned on Monday morning that despite the current relative calm, Hamas and other terrorists entities may attempt to carry out attacks ahead of the upcoming Passover holiday. “The relative calm that we are experiencing at this time is quite deceiving, it’s misleading and deluding because Hamas and global jihadi infrastructure are working every day in attempt to conduct terror attacks in Israeli territory,” he stated at a meeting of the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee.

Syria war: Damascus sees fierce clashes after rebel attack
Syrian security forces have engaged in fierce clashes with rebels on the eastern outskirts of Damascus. Artillery shells and rockets landed in the heart of the capital as part of a surprise rebel attack launched in the Jobar district. The assault began early on Sunday with car bombs and suicide attacks, activists said. State media said secret tunnels were also used.

NSA Documents Prove Surveillance of Donald Trump & His Family
Infowars.com have obtained credible information from law enforcement sources regarding individual records of U.S. citizens under National Security Agency (NSA) electronic surveillance in the years 2004 through 2010 – a database that suggests…Donald J. Trump…were under illegal, unauthorized government monitoring during those years.

North Korea issues SHOCK war warning: ‘If a single bullet is fired, we WILL nuke the US’
Kim Jong-un’s rogue state issued the stunning warning as Washington and South Korea carry out war games in the region…North Korea’s Foreign Ministry said: “The Korean People’s Army will reduce the bases of aggression and provocation to ashes with its invincible Hwasong rockets tipped with nuclear warheads and reliably defend the security of the country and its people’s happiness in case the US and the South Korean puppet forces fire even a single bullet at the territory of the DPRK.”

30 Countries Are Refusing To Take Back Illegal Immigrants Convicted Of Serious Crimes
Approximately 30 countries are refusing to accept the deportations of illegal immigrants who have committed serious crimes in the U.S., according to Texas Rep. Henry Cuellar. While these countries are refusing to accept the deportations of these criminals, the U.S. government is still issuing visas…to citizens of those countries…There is already a law on the books which allows the U.S. to hold visas from a country that is not taking back its criminals, but…the U.S. is not enforcing it.

Israel threatens to ‘destroy’ Syrian air defence systems
Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Sunday threatened to destroy Syrian air defence systems after they fired ground-to-air missiles at Israeli warplanes carrying out strikes.

Top GOP senator spills beans on real goal of EPA
President Trump is right to use his first federal budget to gut the Environmental Protection Agency and eradicate the cornerstones of Obama’s climate change strategy, says U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., because the EPA is being used as a tool by the left to kill free enterprise and destroy capitalism.

In First 2 Months in Office: Trump Reduced Debt by $100 Billion – Obama Increased Dept By $400 Billion
On January 20th, the day of President Trump’s Inauguration, the US Debt stood at $19,947 billion. As of March 16th, the most recent date for US debt reporting, the US Debt stands at $19,846 billion. President Trump has cut the US Debt burden by over $100 billion and 0.5% in the first two months since his inauguration!

Trump Looks Repeal Major Obama Fracking Rule
Lawyers with the Department of Justice (DOJ) filed to change the federal government’s position on environmental regulations, which the Obama administration had legally defended against challenges from the oil and natural gas industry and several state governments.

China Plans To Trample Obama’s Red Line In The South China Sea
Beijing has plans to start construction on the disputed Scarborough Shoal this year. China has reclaimed land in both the Spratly and Paracel Islands and constructed military outposts, but it has been hesitant to start construction on the Scarborough Shoal. Xiao Jie, the mayor of Sansha — an administrative base for China’s South China Sea activities masquerading as a city — said this week that China intends to construct environmental monitoring stations on a number of territories in the South China Sea, including the Scarborough Shoal.

Russian Anti-Smoking Campaign: “Smoking Kills More People Than Obama, Although He Kills A lot
Russian authorities included Barack Obama in their latest an anti-smoking campaign. The former US president is pictured smoking in the Russian ads seen in bus stops.


The Briefing 03-20-17

An “ideological food fight”? Confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch begin today

When feminism and abortion collide, feminism loses: British doctor pushes for sex-selective abortion

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Op-Ed: The Fed’s stealthy QE — $267 billion of fresh liquidity injected since mid-January

The Fed has been expanding its balance sheet – big time – by buying a huge amount of assets in exchange for cash to reassure equity and bond traders.

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The Global Famine Begins: UN Announces That The Worst Food Crisis Since World War II Is Happening Right Now

Horse Famine - Public DomainWe always knew that this would start happening.  Earlier this month, I wrote about the severe economic problems that are plaguing South America, but up to this point I have neglected to discuss the horrific famines that are breaking out all over Africa.  Right now there is a desperate need for food in South Sudan, Somalia, northeast Nigeria, Eritrea and Kenya.  And Yemen, even though it is not technically part of Africa, is being affected by many of the same factors that are crippling nations all over eastern Africa.  The United Nations says that more than 20 million people could die from starvation and disease if nothing is done.  When I write about economic collapse, this is the kind of thing that I am talking about, and we are starting to see alarming conditions spread across the globe.  Many believe that we could never possibly face this kind of food crisis in the western world, but unfortunately wishful thinking will only get you so far. (Read More…)


Top Headlines – 3/20/2017

  • Stock futures lower after G20 drops free-trade pledge (Read More)
  • U.K. to Trigger Brexit on March 29, May’s Spokesman Says (Read More)
  • Comey to Testify on Hill About Russia, Wiretap Allegation (Read More)
  • Germany, Japan Push Trade Deal as Merkel Seeks Anti-Trump Allies (Read More)
  • North Korea engine test may be prelude to partial ICBM flight (Read More)
  • Regulators Said to Weigh Appraisal Change That May Spur Lending (Read More)
  • Gorsuch to restore conservative tilt to US court (Read More)
  • White House installs political aides at Cabinet agencies to be Trump’s eyes and ears (Read More)
  • Canada Committed to Lower Debt Ratio, Morneau Says Before Budget (Read More)
  • Deputy to Uber CEO Abruptly Exits, Adding to Management Turmoil (Read More)
  • Almost half of Canadians want illegal border crossers deported (Read More)
  • Deutsche Bank Says Revenue to Stay ‘Broadly Flat’ This Year (Read More)
  • What’s Attacking the Web? A Security Camera in a Colorado Laundroma (Read More)
  • French financial prosecutor’s office evacuateda (Read More)
  • A Six-Figure Income May Not Shield You From a Shock (Read More)
  • It’s Good to Be a CEO, Again: Stocks Rise, and So Does Pay (Read More)
  • Norway unseats Denmark as world’s happiest country (Read More)
  • Rent or Buy in New York? Compare the Costs (Read More)
  • No plans for early election, says UK PM May’s spokesman (Read More)
  • Visco Says ECB Could Shorten Break Between QE Exit And Rate Hike (Read More)
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Palestinians give award to UN official who condemned Israel

Netanyahu chief of staff heads to US to sort out settlements

Netanyahu’s rift with finance minister fuels talk of early Israeli election

Argentina, Israelis mark 25 years since attack on Buenos Aires embassy

Arabs agree to escalate terror war ‘in all ways possible’

IDF calls up reservists for surprise exercise in south

IDF chief says Lebanon responsible for next conflict with Hezbollah

How Russia Is Turning Syria into a Major Naval Base for Nuclear Warships (and Israel Is Worried)

Israel-Syria Clash: With Missile Fire, Assad Is Trying to Change the Rules of the Game

Israel said to strike Syria for second time in 24 hours, amid threats from Damascus

Israeli air force kills Syrian citizen near Damascus

Israeli airstrike in Syrian Golan said to kill pro-Assad fighter

Syria’s ambassador to the UN: Syria’s response to Israel’s attack changes the rules of the game

Israel threatens to destroy Syria’s air defence systems ‘without the slightest hesitation’

Lieberman: If Syria targets our aircraft again, we’ll destroy its air defense

Syria war: Damascus sees fierce clashes after rebel attack

Syria conflict: Rebels begin evacuating Homs enclave of al-Wair

Three US soldiers wounded in Afghan ‘insider attack’

Germany Turkey: 30,000 Kurds in Frankfurt anti-Erdogan protest

Orly airport: Attacker phoned father to say ‘I screwed up’

Tests find drugs, alcohol in blood of Paris airport attacker

North Korea ‘conducts high-thrust engine test’

Trump says North Korea dictator ‘is acting very, very badly’

White House Releases Border Wall Requirements

Judge denies request to limit order halting Trump’s travel ban

Comey set to testify on Capitol Hill on Russia, hacking, wiretapping

House intel committee chairman: ‘There never was’ Trump tower wiretap

German cybersecurity watchdog raises attack alert level

European rocket scientists pledge to make first private Moon landing in 2018

6.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Auki, Solomon Islands

5.1 magnitude earthquake hits near L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand

Sheveluch volcano on Kamchatka, Russia erupts to 15,000ft

Floods and mudslides kill dozens in Peru

Trump may move GOP health care bill to the right, dooming it in the Senate

Trump budget threatens nutrition services for poor women and children

U.S. Supreme Court’s ideological balance at stake in confirmation fight

Jerusalem to host Israel’s main gay pride parade

First Amendment controversy brews over Texas high school’s Muslim prayer room

C.H. Fisher – They Love Error More than Truth

Bob DeWaay – Two-Domain Theology: How We Escape Satan’s Dominion

Visual Proof That Modern Churches are (Much) Better

Jane Whaley/WOFF – Social worker accused of hiding religious sect abuse resigns

Pastor that rejects doctors and drugs charged in the death of his own granddaughter

President of Christian Ecclesia College Indicted for Mail, Wire Fraud

Female Clergy Members From Iowa Publicly Support Planned Parenthood

Principal Recruits Students for Secret ‘Gay’ Club

ABC’s ’20/20′ Contacted Me for ‘Gay Conversion Therapy’ Story, But Ignored What I Told Them

The Rise and Struggle of South Korean Missionaries

Is Ezekiel 36:8 Prophecy Coming True In The Galilee?

Posted: 20 Mar 2017 07:38 AM PDT

(Reported By PNW) One of the benefits of living in modern Israel is physically experiencing Biblical prophecy coming to life.  Two families who moved to…

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DEVELOPING: Over 250 Quakes strike Iceland Volcano, Major Eruption May Be Imminent

Posted: 20 Mar 2017 07:26 AM PDT

Iceland may very well be about to see a major eruption soon as reports indicate the last 24 hours has seen a large seismic swarm of…

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Have You Been Bitten?

Posted: 20 Mar 2017 06:19 AM PDT

(By Ricky Scaparo) In this segment, we will discuss how many believers have been bitten by a venomous enemy known as “Offense” and how once…

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City of David Sees Fulfillment of Isaiah 52:2 Prophecy in Our Day

Posted: 20 Mar 2017 06:11 AM PDT

(Reported By Charisma News) When people visit Jerusalem’s Old City, they may believe it’s the same place King David set up as his capital more…

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Pastor Discovers 706-Carat Diamond

Posted: 20 Mar 2017 06:04 AM PDT

A Christian pastor has reportedly discovered one of the world’s largest uncut diamonds — weighing 706 carats — in Sierra Leone’s eastern Kono region.  This…

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Yale Pushing to Replace ‘Freshman’ with More ‘Inclusive’ Term

Posted: 20 Mar 2017 05:55 AM PDT

Here we go again with the changing of history and terms to accommodate the culture and prevent anyone and everyone from being “offended”!Now Yale University…

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1961 Prophecy From Evangelist Tommy Hicks Described The Army Of The Last Days That Is Rising Now

Posted: 20 Mar 2017 05:44 AM PDT

(Reported By Michael Snyder) More than 50 years ago, God showed evangelist Tommy Hicks what the mighty army of the last days would look like….

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Google Director Aims to Implant Computers Inside Human Brain

Posted: 19 Mar 2017 10:34 PM PDT

(By Kelly McDonald, Jr) Recently, the director of engineering for Google announced that he was in favor of implanting computers inside the human brain. By…

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Solar Eclipse Will Cross the US for the First Time in 99 Years

Posted: 19 Mar 2017 10:30 PM PDT

(By Kelly McDonald, Jr) An extremely rare solar event will appear in the sky this summer. On August 21st, a total solar eclipse will cross…

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Strange Weather: 30-Year Snowfall Hits Remote Chinese Region

Posted: 19 Mar 2017 10:27 PM PDT

(By Kelly McDonald, Jr) In the northwest section of the Xinjang Uygur Autonomous region, a rare snowfall recently fell that has not been seen in…

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BREAKING NEWS: Israel Strikes Hezbollah Convoy In Syria

Posted: 19 Mar 2017 06:43 PM PDT

Breaking News reports coming out of the Mideast are reporting that early Monday morning Israel struck what appears to be, Hezbollah targets on the Syrian-Lebanese…

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Ohio Town Sees 82 Overdoses in 2 weeks

Posted: 19 Mar 2017 06:19 PM PDT

One Ohio town is reeling from what is being reported of record drug overdoses leaving nearly a dozen dead. The report from a local affiliate…

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Controversial Trump Billboard In Arizona Drawing Outrage!

Posted: 19 Mar 2017 06:04 PM PDT

A large billboard in Phoneix, Arizona depicting the US President Donald Trump between nuclear mushroom clouds and dollar sign Nazi swastikas has sparked outrage among…

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UN Announces That The Worst Food Crisis Since World War II Is Happening Right Now

Posted: 19 Mar 2017 05:50 PM PDT

(Reported By Michael Snyder) We always knew that this would start happening. Earlier this month, I wrote about the severe economic problems that are plaguing…

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Days of Lot: Homosexuality Sharply Increasing Among Youth

Posted: 19 Mar 2017 11:16 AM PDT

(By Kelly McDonald, Jr) A recent study was released concerning the acceptance of homosexuality among youth in the United States. Their research show an 85%…

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Christian College Says Bible Is Not Inclusive Enough

Posted: 19 Mar 2017 11:14 AM PDT

(By Kelly McDonald, Jr) Bethel University, a Christian university in Minnesota, has instructed its teachers to stop using terms such as “man” and “mankind” because…

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New Military Laser Shoots Down Drones

Posted: 19 Mar 2017 11:11 AM PDT

(By Kelly McDonald, Jr) The US Military has recently received a new laser system to shoot down drones. The laser, developed by Lockheed Martin, combines…

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BREAKING NEWS: North Korea Warns It Will Nuke US ‘If a Single Bullet is Fired

Posted: 19 Mar 2017 10:40 AM PDT

The persistent “War Rhetoric” continues from North Korea as the latest threat comes as the communists Nation has vowed to launch a nuclear strike on…

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The Power Of Agreement

Posted: 19 Mar 2017 10:27 AM PDT

(By Ricky Scaparo) In this segment, we will be discussing how the power of agreement brings breakthrough, deliverances, and miracles! Watch the video below for…

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What is The Gospel?


Who Do You Think That I Am?

Selected Scriptures

Code: A335

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

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

Consider what the Bible says about Him:

JESUS IS GOD

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

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

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

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

JESUS IS HOLY

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

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

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

JESUS IS THE SAVIOR

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

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

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

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

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

JESUS IS THE ONLY ACCEPTABLE OBJECT OF SAVING FAITH

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

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

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

JESUS IS LORD

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

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

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

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

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

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

JESUS IS THE JUDGE

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

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

HOW WILL YOU RESPOND?

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

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


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Top News – 3/19/2017

Egypt’s Sisi expected to meet with Trump in DC ahead of Abbas visit
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will make his first state visit to Washington during the first week of April at the invitation of US President Donald Trump, Egyptian state-owned newspaper Al-Ahram reported on Sunday. The trip will be Sisi’s first US state visit since being elected president in 2014 as former US president Barack Obama had never extended an invitation.

North Korea ‘conducts high-thrust engine test’
North Korea’s state media says its military has tested a new high-performance rocket engine. Leader Kim Jong-un declared the test “a new birth” for the North’s rocket industry, state news agency KCNA said. He said the engine would help North Korea achieve world-class satellite launch capability, it added. The development, not confirmed elsewhere, comes as US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visits China – Pyongyang’s main ally.

Germany Turkey: 30,000 Kurds in Frankfurt anti-Erdogan protest
Some 30,000 Turkish Kurds have held a demonstration in the German city of Frankfurt against the Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Protesters came from all over Germany ahead of Kurdish new year celebrations. They called for democracy and a No vote in next month’s Turkish referendum on increasing presidential powers. Many carried symbols of the banned PKK.

Floods and mudslides kill dozens in Peru
At least 72 people have died in several days of floods and mudslides triggered by heavy rains in Peru, officials say. The floods – the worst in almost 30 years – have affected over half the country. More than 800 towns and cities have declared a state of emergency. The capital, Lima, has been without water since Monday and services are only now being restored.

Syria conflict: Rebels begin evacuating Homs enclave of al-Wair
Syrian rebels and their families are leaving their last remaining enclave in Homs, a city once dubbed “the capital of the revolution”. Buses have begun transporting people out of al-Wair district, under a Russian-backed evacuation deal. Al-Wair is home to an estimated 75,000 people and has been under siege by government forces since late 2013.

China Pushes Back on U.S. Talk of ‘All Options’ Over North Korea
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi pushed back against the tougher U.S. line on North Korea, reiterating his country’s view that the only way to rein in its reclusive neighbor is through talks. Wang spoke at a briefing in Beijing with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who in Seoul on Friday refused to rule out a preemptive strike against Pyongyang if the threat from its weapons program was deemed severe enough.

With friends like these: Trump struggles to win GOP
Congressional Republicans have a lot to say about their new president. Donald Trump’s proposed budget is “draconian, careless and counterproductive.” The health care plan is a bailout that won’t pass. And his administration’s suggestion that former President Barack Obama used London’s spy agency for surveillance is simply “inexplicable.” With friends like these, who needs Democrats?

Mini-nukes and mosquito-like robot weapons being primed for future warfare
Several countries are developing nanoweapons that could unleash attacks using mini-nuclear bombs and insect-like lethal robots. While it may be the stuff of science fiction today, the advancement of nanotechnology in the coming years will make it a bigger threat to humanity than conventional nuclear weapons, according to an expert. The U.S., Russia and China are believed to be investing billions on nanoweapons research.

IDF calls up reservists for surprise exercise in south
The IDF’s Southern Command called up its reserve forces for a surprise exercise on Sunday amid a recent increase in rockets fired from the Gaza Strip at southern Israel. As part of the exercise, reserve forces will drill a variety of operational scenarios, with an emphasis put on threats on the southern front.

U.S. Supreme Court’s ideological balance at stake in confirmation fight
When…U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch is sworn in for his Senate confirmation hearing on Monday, Democrats will make the case that he is a pro-business, social conservative insufficiently independent of the president. In a bid to place hurdles in the way of Gorsuch’s expected confirmation…Democrats on the judiciary committee have said they will probe him on several fronts based mainly on his record as a federal appeals court judge and a Justice Department appointee under former President George W. Bush.

Netanyahu’s rift with finance minister fuels talk of early Israeli election
A dispute between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his finance minister over broadcast regulation sparked speculation on Sunday that Netanyahu could seek an election two years ahead of schedule. A national vote could delay any U.S. peace moves under new President Donald Trump and also put off Netanyahu’s possible indictment over suspected corruption.

Paris airport terrorist shot dead; ‘Here to die for Allah’…
A convicted criminal with links to radical Islam shouted ‘I am here to die for Allah, there will be deaths’ seconds before he was shot dead during an attack at Paris Orly airport. The 39-year-old, named locally as career criminal Ziyed Ben Belgacem, was killed after wrestling a soldier’s gun from her and fleeing into a McDonald’s.

German Foreign Minister: Turkey ‘further away from EU membership than ever’
Turkey has never been less likely to join the European Union than now and the bloc should seek a special relationship with Britain, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said as relations between Ankara and Berlin hit a low point.

An anti-Islam Dutch leader is barred from power. His supporters say: Just wait.
If the Dutch anti-Islam leader Geert Wilders were any other politician, his robust election showing this week would warrant a shot at joining a political coalition. But the bleached-blond agitator says Moroccans are “scum,” mosques are havens of terrorism and the Koran is a blueprint for destruction, positions no mainstream Dutch leader will endorse.

Beijing Goes Global: China Expands Marine Force 400%; First Overseas Military Base Almost Complete
For most of its recent history, China has largely been a land power with no significant naval capabilities. But that is changing rapidly as Chinese media is reporting the People’s Liberation Army’s ambitious new plans to boost China’s marine corps to “protect arterial maritime trade routes and enforce its growing overseas interests.”

Is Denmark On The Brink?
“The Danes look at Sweden with absolute horror…Denmark is on the brink. And Europe is on the brink. We completely lost our culture, our values and our moral compass. What used to be good is now evil and vice-versa.”

Police get search warrant for everyone who Googled Edina resident’s name
Internet giant Google is vowing to fight a search warrant demanding that Edina police be able to collect information on any resident who used certain search terms as authorities try to locate a thief who swindled a resident out of $28,500.


Greenwald: Key Democratic Officials Now Warning Base Not to Expect Evidence of Trump/Russia Collusion

Sorry Dems. Probably time to start coming to terms with reality.

But who knows? Maybe the boogeyman connection exists. There’s always hope right? And reality is such a pain. Better to live in the fever dream.

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The Democrats’ Trump-Russia Conspiracy Campaign Collapses

Is sanity finally returning? After weeks of ranting and raving about Russian “interference” and Putin-Trump conspiracies, so-called ‘intelligence’ agencies and high-ranking Democrats are quietly walking back their rhetoric and managing their base’s expectations – simply put: there’s no ‘there’, there.

‘Moon of Alabama’ reminds us that a while ago Matt Taibbi in Rolling Stone warned: Why the Russia Story Is a Minefield for Democrats and the Media:

If we engage in Times-style gilding of every lily the leakers throw our way, and in doing so build up a fever of expectations for a bombshell reveal, but there turns out to be no conspiracy – Trump will be pre-inoculated against all criticism for the foreseeable future.

And now, as The Intercept’s Glenn Greenwald writes, key Democratic officials are now warning their base not to expect

From MSNBC politics shows to town hall meetings across the country, the overarching issue for the Democratic Party’s base since Trump’s victory has been Russia, often suffocating attention for other issues. This fixation has persisted even though it has no chance to sink the Trump presidency unless it is proven that high levels of the Trump campaign actively colluded with the Kremlin to manipulate the outcome of the U.S. election — a claim for which absolutely no evidence has thus far been presented.

The principal problem for Democrats is that so many media figures and online charlatans are personally benefiting from feeding the base increasingly unhinged, fact-free conspiracies — just as right-wing media polemicists did after both Bill Clinton and Obama were elected — that there are now millions of partisan soldiers absolutely convinced of a Trump/Russia conspiracy for which, at least as of now, there is no evidence. And they are all waiting for the day, which they regard as inevitable and imminent, when this theory will be proven and Trump will be removed.

Key Democratic officials are clearly worried about the expectations that have been purposely stoked and are now trying to tamp them down. Many of them have tried to signal that the beliefs the base has been led to adopt have no basis in reason or evidence.

The latest official to throw cold water on the MSNBC-led circus is President Obama’s former acting CIA chief Michael Morell. What makes him particularly notable in this context is that Morell was one of Clinton’s most vocal CIA surrogates. In August, he not only endorsed Clinton in the pages of the New York Times but also became the first high official to explicitly accuse Trump of disloyalty, claiming, “In the intelligence business, we would say that Mr. Putin had recruited Mr. Trump as an unwitting agent of the Russian Federation.”

But on Wednesday night, Morell appeared at an intelligence community forum to “cast doubt” on “allegations that members of the Trump campaign colluded with Russia.” “On the question of the Trump campaign conspiring with the Russians here, there is smoke, but there is no fire at all,” he said, adding, “There’s no little campfire, there’s no little candle, there’s no spark. And there’s a lot of people looking for it.”

Obama’s former CIA chief also cast serious doubt on the credibility of the infamous, explosive “dossier” originally published by BuzzFeed, saying that its author, Christopher Steele, paid intermediaries to talk to the sources for it. The dossier, he said, “doesn’t take you anywhere, I don’t think.”

Morell’s comments echo the categorical remarks by Obama’s top national security official, James Clapper, who told Meet the Press last week that during the time he was Obama’s DNI, he saw no evidence to support claims of a Trump/Russia conspiracy. “We had no evidence of such collusion,” Clapper stated unequivocally. Unlike Morell, who left his official CIA position in 2013 but remains very integrated into the intelligence community, Clapper was Obama’s DNI until just seven weeks ago, leaving on January 20.

Perhaps most revealing of all are the Democrats on the Senate Intelligence Committee — charged with investigating these matters — who recently told BuzzFeed how petrified they are of what the Democratic base will do if they do not find evidence of collusion, as they now suspect will likely be the case. “There’s a tangible frustration over what one official called ‘wildly inflated’ expectations surrounding the panel’s fledgling investigation,” BuzzFeed’s Ali Watkins wrote.

Moreover, “several committee sources grudgingly say, it feels as though the investigation will be seen as a sham if the Senate doesn’t find a silver bullet connecting Trump and Russian intelligence operatives.” One member told Watkins: “I don’t think the conclusions are going to meet people’s expectations.”

What makes all of this most significant is that officials like Clapper and Morell are trained disinformation agents; Clapper in particular has proven he will lie to advance his interests. Yet even with all the incentive to do so, they are refusing to claim there is evidence of such collusion; in fact, they are expressly urging people to stop thinking it exists. As even the law recognizes, statements that otherwise lack credibility become more believable when they are ones made “against interest.”

Media figures have similarly begun trying to tamp down expectations. Ben Smith, the editor-in-chief of BuzzFeed, which published the Steele dossier, published an article yesterday warning that the Democratic base’s expectation of a smoking gun “is so strong that Twitter and cable news are full of the theories of what my colleague Charlie Warzel calls the Blue Detectives — the left’s new version of Glenn Beck, digital blackboards full of lines and arrows.” Smith added: “It is also a simple fact that while news of Russian actions on Trump’s behalf is clear, hard details of coordination between his aides and Putin’s haven’t emerged.” And Smith’s core warning is this:

Trump’s critics last year were horrified at the rise of “fake news” and the specter of a politics shaped by alternative facts, predominantly on the right. They need to be careful now not to succumb to the same delusional temptations as their political adversaries, and not to sink into a filter bubble which, after all, draws its strength not from conservative or progressive politics but from human nature.

And those of us covering the story and the stew of real information, fantasy, and — now — forgery around it need to continue to report and think clearly about what we know and what we don’t, and to resist the sugar high that comes with telling people exactly what they want to hear.

For so long, Democrats demonized and smeared anyone trying to inject basic reason, rationality, and skepticism into this Trump/Russia discourse by labeling them all Kremlin agents and Putin lovers. Just this week, the Center for American Progress released a report using the language of treason to announce the existence of a “Fifth Column” in the U.S. that serves Russia (similar to Andrew Sullivan’s notorious 2001 decree that anyone opposing the war on terror composed an anti-American “Fifth Column”), while John McCain listened to Rand Paul express doubts about the wisdom of NATO further expanding to include Montenegro and then promptly announced: “Paul is working for Vladimir Putin.”

But with serious doubts — and fears — now emerging about what the Democratic base has been led to believe by self-interested carnival barkers and partisan hacks, there is a sudden, concerted effort to rein in the excesses of this story. With so many people now doing this, it will be increasingly difficult to smear them all as traitors and Russian loyalists, but it may be far too little, too late, given the pitched hysteria that has been deliberately cultivated around these issues for months. Many Democrats have reached the classic stage of deranged conspiracists where evidence that disproves the theory is viewed as further proof of its existence, and those pointing to it are instantly deemed suspect.

A formal, credible investigation into all these questions, where the evidence is publicly disclosed, is still urgently needed. That’s true primarily so that conspiracies no longer linger and these questions are resolved by facts rather than agenda-driven anonymous leaks from the CIA and cable news hosts required to feed a partisan mob.

It’s certainly possible to envision an indictment of a low-level operative like Carter Page, or the prosecution of someone like Paul Manafort on matters unrelated to hacking, but the silver bullet that Democrats have been led to expect will sink Trump appears further away than ever.

But given the way these Russia conspiracies have drowned out other critical issues being virtually ignored under the Trump presidency, it’s vital that everything be done now to make clear what is based in evidence and what is based in partisan delusions. And most of what the Democratic base has been fed for the last six months by their unhinged stable of media, online, and party leaders has decisively fallen into the latter category, as even their own officials are now desperately trying to warn.

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‘Beauty and the Beast’ Director: I Wish I Was Like ‘Lord of the Rings’ Star Who Rips Leviticus 18:22 Out of Hotel Bibles

The openly homosexual director of Disney’s live action remake of “Beauty and the Beast” once stated during an interview that he wished he could say he was like “Lord of the Rings” star Ian McKellen, who has admitted to ripping Leviticus 18:22 out of hotel Bibles because of its prohibition of homosexual sex acts. “What is first thing you do when you get into a…


Top Headlines – 3/19/2017

Palestinian leaders pan UN for scrapping Israel ‘apartheid’ report

Abbas said invited to White House mid-April

In 2nd meeting, Netanyahu and Trump envoy fail to reach agreement on settlements

Arabs agree to escalate terror war ‘in all ways possible’

Islamic State claims Israel bombed its members in Sinai

Pope Francis to Visit Egypt to Mend Ties With Muslims

Pope Francis to visit Egypt in April in interfaith effort

Iran: Israel’s ‘aggression’ in Syria proves it’s aligned with ‘terrorists’

Islamic State’s wane sets the stage for regional superpower Iran

After Syria airstrike, Hezbollah says Israel fears Islamic State defeat

Erdogan calls on Turkish families in Europe to have five children to protect against ‘injustices’

German Foreign Minister: Turkey ‘further away from EU membership than ever’

Germany to use voice recognition to identify migrant origins

German cybersecurity watchdog raises attack alert level: paper

Paris airport attacker said he was ‘ready to die for Allah’

Attacker killed at Paris airport linked to earlier shooting of police officer, prosecutor says

Beijing Goes Global: China Expands Marine Force 400%; First Overseas Military Base Almost Complete

China Pushes Back on U.S. Talk of ‘All Options’ Over North Korea

U.S., China soften tone, say to work together on North Korea

Rex Tillerson urged to be ‘cool-headed’ over North Korea

North Korea tests newly developed high-thrust rocket engine

UK troops in Estonia to deter ‘Russian aggression’

Gatherings mark anniversary of Russia’s annexation of Crimea

Donald Trump says Germany owes ‘vast sums of money’ to Nato and the US

New rifts emerge as Trump administration rejects free trade statement at G-20 meeting

Top economies yield to US, drop no-protectionism pledge

Trump wants to build 30-foot-high wall at Mexican border

Canadian border authorities detaining record number of Mexicans

Gorsuch Not a Sure Vote for Trump in Immigration Crackdown

Bernie Sanders lectures America for ‘worshipping wealth’ – promptly gets annihilated for hypocrisy

Russian parliament backs investigation into U.S. media

Police get search warrant for everyone who Googled Edina resident’s name

Car and bomb claim at White House sets off security alert

Mini-nukes and mosquito-like robot weapons being primed for future warfare

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Palomares, Mexico

Earthquake swarm in Tungnafellsjokull volcano

Sinabung volcano in Indonesia erupts to 18,000ft

Reventador volcano in Ecuador erupts to 12,500ft

Death toll rises to 72 in Peru rains, flooding, mudslides

Small Brazil city on edge after man dies from yellow fever

Senate Republicans: From ‘hell no’ to ‘not so sure’ on Obamacare

BREAKING NEWS: Israel threatens to destroy Syrian air defenses

Posted: 19 Mar 2017 07:44 AM PDT

We are receiving reports that the Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman is coming out warning Syria that Israel will destroy its aerial defense system if they…

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Facebook Investigating After Christian Mom Claims Page Continues To Be Censored

Posted: 19 Mar 2017 06:14 AM PDT

Despite the recent apology made by Facebook for temporarily shutting down a Christian blogger’s page after a discussion on biblical views on homosexuality, Elizabeth Johnston still…

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‘Beauty and the Beast’ Director makes shocking statement

Posted: 19 Mar 2017 05:55 AM PDT

According to reports, the openly homosexual director of Disney’s new controversial remake of “Beauty and the Beast” reportedly stated during an interview that he wished…

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Mini-Nukes and Mosquito Robot Weapons Primed for Future Warfare

Posted: 19 Mar 2017 05:46 AM PDT

The face of future warfare is changing rapidly and now several countries are developing nano weapons that could potentially unleash attacks using mini-nuclear bombs and…

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Deadly Rains, Flooding and Mudslides Leave 72 Dead in Peru

Posted: 18 Mar 2017 05:54 PM PDT

A deadly culmination of weather events in Peru has left at least 72 reportedly dead. According to reports, The intense rains, overflowing rivers, mudslides and…

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What is The Gospel?


Who Do You Think That I Am?

Selected Scriptures

Code: A335

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

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

Consider what the Bible says about Him:

JESUS IS GOD

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

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

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

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

JESUS IS HOLY

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

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

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

JESUS IS THE SAVIOR

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

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

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

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

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

JESUS IS THE ONLY ACCEPTABLE OBJECT OF SAVING FAITH

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

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

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

JESUS IS LORD

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

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

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

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

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

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

JESUS IS THE JUDGE

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

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

HOW WILL YOU RESPOND?

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

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


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Top News – 3/18/2017

‘Known radical Muslim’ dead after seizing soldier’s gun at Paris airport
Security forces shot dead a man who seized a soldier’s gun at Paris Orly airport in France on Saturday soon after the same man shot and wounded a police officer during a routine police check, the interior minister said. The man was known to police and intelligence services, Interior Minister Bruno le Roux told reporters. A police source described him as a radicalized Muslim but did not identify him by name.

Rocket explodes in open area near Gaza border, no injuries
A rocket exploded in an open area Saturday morning in the Hof Ashkelon Regional Council. Rocket alert sirens were heard in the southern Gaza border communities. No one was injured in the incident. Additional reports indicate that a second rocket was also launched but landed within the Gaza Strip.

Russia demands explanation for Israel’s Syria strikes
Israel’s ambassador to Russia was summoned by Russia’s Foreign Minister on Friday to give an explanation for Israel’s Thursday night air strikes in Syria, Israeli media reported…An IDF source told The Jerusalem Post that Israel has no plans to escalate or intensify tension with the Syrian army; however, Israel will continue to operate according it’s red lines, working to stop transfer of weapons, mainly accurate long-range missiles being transferred from Iran, through Syria, to Hezbollah.

Netanyahu: Syria strikes were to block transfer of weapons to Hezbollah
In a rare statement, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday acknowledged Israeli airstrikes in Syria, saying that they were conducted to prevent the transfer of advanced weapons to Hezbollah. “Our policy is very consistent,” Netanyahu said. “When we detect attempts to transfer advanced weapons to Hezbollah, and we have the intelligence and feasibility to carry out an operation, we will work to prevent it.”

Rex Tillerson urged to be ‘cool-headed’ over North Korea
China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi has urged the US to remain “cool-headed” over North Korean tensions. The situation was at a “crossroads”, but must not be allowed to develop into a conflict, he said after hosting US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Mr Tillerson spoke of “dangerous levels” of tension, a day after suggesting the US might launch a pre-emptive strike against North Korea.

UK troops in Estonia to deter ‘Russian aggression’
The first of 800 UK troops being sent to bolster Nato defences in the Baltic have arrived in Estonia. The 120 soldiers from the 5th Battalion The Rifles will set up a UK headquarters in the country before the remaining troops arrive in April. The defence secretary said they would deter “Russian aggression”.

Germany to use voice recognition to identify migrant origins
Germany is to begin testing new voice recognition software that can tell which country migrants without documentation come from, officials say. The Federal Office for Migrants and Refugees said the automated new system would begin within two weeks. But it will not be ready for routine use for at least a year and there are doubts over its effectiveness.

Apple CEO Tim Cook Defends Globalization in China Speech
Apple Inc.’s Chief Executive Tim Cook defended globalization in a rare public speech in China, as his company faces political pressure in the U.S. to bring back factories. Mr. Cook also said data privacy was one of the company’s values, although he stopped short Saturday of criticizing decryption demands from governments as Apple has previously in the U.S. It was his first time speaking at the China Development Forum, an annual conference sponsored by China’s central government.

New Republican bill seeks to keep traveling gun owners safe from states with anti-gun laws
On Tuesday, Senate Republicans introduced a bill that would protect the rights of gun owners traveling over state lines from falling into the complicated laws that differ in each state. Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) introduced S.618 , which would amend the Firearm Owners Protection Act of 1986 to clarify key provisions in the law…the bill will prevent anyone with a gun, ammunition, or magazines from falling outside of the law simply by passing through.

Trump Responds To Obama Wiretap Question: “At Least Merkel And I Have Something In Common”
Donald Trump: “on wiretapping by this past administration, at least we have something in common.”

Trump’s Budget Revives Yucca Mountain After Obama Killed It
President Donald Trump’s budget revives plans to store nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain, Nevada. The budget “provides $120 million to restart licensing activities for the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste, repository and initiate a robust interim storage program,” according to a budget summary. “These investments would accelerate progress on fulfilling the Federal Government’s obligations to address nuclear waste, enhance national security, and reduce future taxpayer burden.”

Reagan intel analyst: Obama made world more dangerous
The man who successfully predicted the collapse of the Soviet Union says the world is increasingly dangerous because the U.S. takes less of a leadership role, but he is hopeful President Trump will reverse that trend.

Rush Limbaugh on Obamacare 2.0: ‘Why Do the Republicans Want to Hurt Trump’s Base?’
Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh questioned why Congressional Republicans seem determined to inflict pain on Trump’s economically-struggling base with their healthcare bill on Friday: 

IRS Director Needs to Take the Perp Walk
Nearly two months into the Trump administration, the IRS commissioner remains on the job. IRS Director, John Koskinen, has harassed Tea Party members and audited the political enemies of former President Obama. He doesn’t need to just be fired, he needs to be prosecuted for abuse of power. Here is the complete story.

Obama’s Final Year: US Spent $36 Million in Records Lawsuits
The Obama administration in its final year in office spent a record $36.2 million on legal costs defending its refusal to turn over federal records under the Freedom of Information Act, according to an Associated Press analysis of new U.S. data that also showed poor performance in other categories measuring transparency in government.


Homosexual Attorney Objects to Disney’s ‘Gay’ Content, Says It Steals Innocence From Children   Mar 11, 2017 11:07 am

Photo Credit: Beauty and the Beast Facebook page RIPLEY, Miss. — An attorney in Mississippi who identifies as a homosexual is objecting to the “gay” content in recent Disney productions, opining that children should not be exposed to such topics as it steals their innocence. “Prime-time network television is geared for an adult audience; one that understands…

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California Pastor Murdered While Meeting With Member for Prayer   Mar 17, 2017 06:02 am

SALINAS, Calif. — A pastor in California who was known for working with the addicted and those involved in street life was stabbed to death on Tuesday evening after going outside to counsel with and pray for one of his members. Herbert Valero, 68, of Victory Outreach Church in Salinas thought he was just stepping out of the house to pray with Servando Silva, 37,…

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Teen Forced to Have Sex With 1,000 Men Sues Motel Where Human Trafficking Took Place   Mar 15, 2017 06:04 am

PHILADELPHIA — A Philadelphia teenager who says she was forced to have sex with an estimated 1,000 men over a period of two years has sued the motel where the abuse took place, alleging that they knew she was being held against her will. “She is devastated by what happened to her. She’s just trying to piece her life back together,” attorney Nadeem Bezar…

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Female Minister Who Identifies as Male Asserts: ‘God Is Transgender’   Mar 12, 2017 03:37 pm

Photo Credit: Twitter AUSTIN, Texas — A female minister in Texas who identifies as male recently declared at the state capitol that “God is transgender” in expressing her opposition to a proposed bill that requires those using restrooms and locker rooms in government buildings and public schools to use the facility that corresponds with the gender on their…

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Mother, Son on Quest to ‘Transition’ to Father, Daughter   Mar 17, 2017 01:14 pm

Photo Credit: Instagram DETROIT, Mich. — A mother and son from Michigan are going public regarding their quest to “transition” into father and daughter. Erica Maison and her 15-year-old son Corey recently appeared on Australia’s “60 Minutes” to talk about the matter. The younger Maison said that he came to his parents four years ago and disclosed that he felt…

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‘Viral Response’ to Plea to Find Adoptive Family for Five Children Who Want to Stay Together   Mar 14, 2017 06:02 am

TOPEKA, Kan. — Officials with an adoption agency in Kansas state that they have received a “viral response” to their plea to find an adoptive family for five children who are currently separated in foster homes, but would like to stay together. “This is a viral response … and it’s pretty insane,” Corey Lada of the Kansas Children’s Service League told…

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‘Our Mom Died’: Woman Finds Boy Who Left Heartbreaking Apology Note After Sister Stole Wind Chime   Mar 14, 2017 12:02 pm

LAKEWOOD, Wash. — A woman in Washington has located an 11-year-old boy who left an apology note on her doorstep and $5 after his sister took her wind chime because it reminded the children of their late mother. Christina Reitz said she heard a knock on her door a little over a week ago, and when she went to answer it, all she found was a note. “I am sorry…

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Former Planned Parenthood Nurse: Abortionist Sorted Through Babies’ Remains to Ensure All Parts Removed   Mar 15, 2017 06:03 am

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A former nurse at a Planned Parenthood location in Indiana says that during her time at the facility, she observed the abortionist sifting through the body parts of unborn babies after killing them to ensure he got all the pieces out. Marianne Anderson worked at the Indianapolis facility for over two years, and once handed a note off to a…

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Students Stumped Over Whether Christian Photographers Have Right to Decline ‘Gay Weddings’   Mar 14, 2017 06:01 am

MADISON, Wisc. — Students who were recently interviewed at the University of Wisconsin (UW) in Madison appeared to be stumped when faced with the question as to whether or not Christian photographers have a right to decline to shoot events that conflict with their beliefs. The religious liberties organization Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) recently visited UW…

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Judge Awards Tri-Custody of Child to Former Couple and Their ‘Polyamorous’ Lover   Mar 13, 2017 05:34 pm

NEW YORK — A New York judge has awarded tri-custody to a former couple and their neighbor, who they entered into a “polyamorous” relationship with over a decade ago. “Tri-custody is the logical evolution of the Court of Appeals decision in Brooke S.B., and the passage of the Marriage Equality Act and DRL §10-a which permits same-sex couples to marry in New…

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‘Beauty And The Beast’ Director Wants To ‘Rip Pages Out Of The Bible’ As He Defends Gay Character In Remake

During a 2012 interview with Passport Magazine, Beauty and the Beast director Bill Condon said that he wishes he could “rip pages out of the Bible” as soon as he arrives in a hotel room, though, to Condon’s disappointment, there are usually none available.

“And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.” Romans 1:27 (KJV)

EDITOR’S NOTE: Usually when we report on these types of things, we will receive emails from people berating us for saying that Hollywood has a very definite anti-Christian bias and agenda. But as you can see, Hollywood hates Christians, hates the Bible, and will do anything they can to promote the LGBTQP lifestyle as they are now doing in the latest Beauty And The Beast remake. The movie’s director wants to “rip the pages out of the Bible” whenever he checks into a hotel room as he travels. What does that tell you about the agenda of this movie?

“What is first thing you do when you get into a hotel room?” asked Passport Magazine, in a now-archived interview.

“I wish I could say I’m like Ian McKellen and immediately go rip pages out of the Bible, but there don’t seem to be bibles in the hotel rooms I stay in these days,” answered Condon. “So it’s figuring out how to get online.”

Condon’s latest resurfaced remarks are sure to not sit well with already disillusioned potential movie-goers, particularly of the religious strain. The openly gay director generated controversy last month when he announced that his adaptation of the 1991 classic would feature Disney’s first “exclusively gay moment.”

Beauty And The Beast Has A “Gay Moment”

As previously reported by The Daily Wire, LeFou, who is Gaston’s sidekick in the flick, will reportedly “explore his sexuality and feelings” for Gaston.

“LeFou is somebody who on one day wants to be Gaston and on another day wants to kiss Gaston,” Condon told Attitude magazine“He’s confused about what he wants. It’s somebody who’s just realizing that he has these feelings,” added the director.

In the remake, LeFou is played by actor Josh Gad, who Condon says “makes something really subtle and delicious” out of the character’s sexuality. In the end, there is a “nice, exclusively gay moment,” he said.

Displeased with the gay messaging, conservative groups have already moved to boycott the film.

LifeSiteNews, for instance, has already garnered nearly 130,000 signatures on their petition calling for a boycott of the film and it’s “LGBT agenda.”

Colorado Christian University has also called for pro-traditional family Americans to abstain from the film. “We will not allow you to bully us into going against our Biblically-based beliefs in natural marriage, and we will certainly not let you circumvent us as leaders of our families to force these beliefs on the impressionable young minds of our children,” says the CCU petition, addressed to Walt Disney Company CEO Robert Allen Iger. source


Top Headlines – 3/18/2017

AJC urges Congress to back letter to Trump calling for two-states

Donald Trump stuns the Middle East by sending an honest broker

The Costa Rica case: A demilitarized Palestinian state is a win-win for all

Is Dahlan Planning a Coup Against Abbas?

UN’s Rima Khalaf quits over report accusing Israel of apartheid

Guatemala government joins with Jewish community to teach the Holocaust

3 Israelis reportedly stoned atfter accidentally entering Palestinian refugee camp, rescued by Israel security forces

Palestinian teen said killed by IDF when hurling firebombs at cars

Sirens blare in south as rockets are launched from Gaza

No offense to the ‘Arrow,’ but greater threats loom from the north

Israeli missile defense systems now protect fighter jets

Syria confirms IDF jet attack, claims to have shot down Israeli jet, which Israel denies

Netanyahu: Syria raids targeted ‘advanced’ Hezbollah arms

Syria to UN: Israel violated our territory

Russia summons Israeli envoy, demands clarifications on Syria strike

US admits Syria airstrike that killed 46 but denies targeting mosque

More than 40 Somali refugees killed in helicopter attack off Yemen coast

UN experts: 100,000 starve while South Sudan buys weapons

Former Muslim Introducing Kenyans to ‘the Real Jesus,’ Converting Many to Christianity

China, Russia block UN council concern about Myanmar violence

Philippines tells EU lawmakers to butt out after criticism of drugs war

Tehran rejects comments from US-Saudi meeting as “nonsense”

Iranian pilgrims ‘to attend Hajj again’ after Saudi rift

Iran challenges need to ship out excess material under nuclear deal

Turkish ambassador: Iran’s regional ambitions must be contained

Turkish daily depicts Merkel as ‘Frau Hitler’ on front page

Turkey threatens to send Europe ‘15,000 refugees a month’

Hungary to build new line of border fences to keep out migrants

Suicide bomber attacks Bangladesh police special forces base

Immigration judges headed to 12 U.S. cities to speed deportations

Justice Department Appeals Maryland Judge’s Decision to Block Trump Travel Ban

Radicalized Muslim man killed after trying to seize soldier’s weapon at Paris airport

‘Allahu Akbar’ Attacker Arrested After Father and Brother’s Throats Slit in Paris

Six out of 10 People in France ‘Don’t Feel Safe Anywhere’

Teacher quits after primary school students threaten to behead her

Left-Wing Activists Prepare for ‘Resistance’ with Breathing Exercises

Despite outrage over cuts, federal funds are fraction of Meals on Wheels budget

Meals on Wheels’ donations, volunteer sign-ups soar after Trump eyes cuts

Laptop with Trump Tower Floor Plans, National Security Info Stolen from Secret Service Agent

President Trump no longer safe in White House: Former Secret Service agent

Trump stands by wiretap claim, jokes he has ‘something in common’ with Merkel

UK raps White House over ‘ridiculous’ Trump spy claims

House Democrat says Trump may have leaked government secrets

Clinton private email probe hindered by State Department, Chaffetz says

Brazile admits she forwarded town hall questions to Clinton camp

Brazile: Sending Clinton town hall topics ‘mistake I will forever regret’

Obama’s Final Year: US spent $36 million in record lawsuits defending its refusal to turn over federal records

Apple CEO Tim Cook Defends Globalization in China Speech

New York Assemblyman Unveils Bill To Suppress Non-Government-Approved Free Speech

Google lets antisemitic videos stay on YouTube

UK to question Google after advertisements appear alongside extremist videos

EU authorities demand changes from Facebook, Google, Twitter

E-tattoos turn knuckles and freckles into smartphone controls

Has the tech bubble peaked? Signs that the startup boom may be fizzling

Army to get laser that can zap drones

US says ‘strategic patience’ on NK is over

Rex Tillerson: Pre-emptive military action against North Korea is an option

Sirens blare as Japan, fearing North Korea, holds first missile drill

War in space is becoming a real threat

Titanic tours to take trippers to ocean floor to see doomed liner

5.5 magnitude earthquake hits south of the Fiji Islands

5.2 magnitude earthquake hits near Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands

5.1 magnitude earthquake hits near Saumlaki, Indonesia

5.1 magnitude earthquake hits near Auki, Solomon Islands

Ruiz volcano in Colombia erupts to 20,000ft

Mt Etna volcano in Italy erupts to 16,000ft

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

Sinabung volcano in Indoneia erupts to 10,000ft

Lake Tahoe expected to fill up with largest physical rise in recorded history

Rush Limbaugh on Obamacare 2.0: ‘Why Do the Republicans Want to Hurt Trump’s Base?’

Angola considers up to 10 years in prison for abortions

Court blocks law that threatened to close Mississippi’s only abortion clinic

Faith-Based ‘Clinics’ Want To Replace Planned Parenthood And That’s Dangerous As Hell

Military nude photo investigation expands into gay porn websites

Pope tells priests to call in exorcists when needed

Southern Baptist leaders tout unity amid rift that could cost church millions

MormonLeaks attorney threatens legal action against LDS Church

Obama Provided Special Treat For ‘After School Satan Clubs’

Posted: 18 Mar 2017 06:59 AM PDT

This next report may leave you angry or speechless but a new report is indicating that The IRS has reportedly given fast-track approval for “After…

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Millions of Shellfish Wash Ashore Waihi Beach in New Zealand

Posted: 18 Mar 2017 06:49 AM PDT

Another day, Another strange occurrence. Now reports are coming in that “Millions” of dead shellfish have reportedly washed ashore at Waihi Beach in New Zealand…

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Is Google Profiting From “Anti Semitic Videos” on YouTube

Posted: 18 Mar 2017 06:38 AM PDT

Google is reportedly under fire for what appears to be failing to remove virulent antisemitic content from its YouTube video platform in what many are…

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Pakistan Urges Facebook and Twitter to Identify Blasphemous Posts

Posted: 18 Mar 2017 06:29 AM PDT

As we all know now Facebook as well as other Social Media platforms are cracking down on what is deemed as “Hate Speech” or “Offensive”…

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Trump’s First War? ‘All Options Are On The Table’ As The U.S. And North Korea Prepare For The Second Korean War

Posted: 17 Mar 2017 06:56 PM PDT

(Reported By Michael Snyder) This may be the closest that we have been to war with North Korea since the original Korean War ended in…

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4 Warning Indicators of Your Fire Going Out

Posted: 17 Mar 2017 06:37 PM PDT

(By Ricky Scaparo) In this segment, we will show you 4 warnings that indicate your fire is beginning to go out! Watch the video below…

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War Drums: Secretary of State Warns That Military Action is an Option Against North Korea

Posted: 17 Mar 2017 03:55 PM PDT

(by Kelly McDonald, Jr) In the continuing standoff with North Korea, the United States is not backing down. Today, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said…

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University of Arizona Distributes 20 Page Booklet On How to Respond to “Micro-Aggression”

Posted: 17 Mar 2017 01:24 PM PDT

The University of Arizona has reportedly distributed a 20-page booklet suggesting to its faculty that when a student is victimized by a “microaggression” that the…

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The Debt Ceiling Deadline Has Passed, And Now The Biggest Test Of Donald Trump’s Presidency Begins…

Posted: 17 Mar 2017 01:17 PM PDT

(Reported By Michael Snyder) On Wednesday, the temporary suspension of the debt ceiling ended, and so now the federal government is not going to be…

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Humpback whales behaving strangely leaving scientists baffled

Posted: 17 Mar 2017 01:02 PM PDT

It’s not often that something happens in the animal Kingdom that leaves scientists and leading experts baffled, but a new report coming out regarding humpback…

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DEVELOPING: Laptop with Trump Tower floor plans stolen from Secret Service agent…

Posted: 17 Mar 2017 12:53 PM PDT

A disturbing report indicates that a laptop containing the floor plans for Trump Tower, The information regarding the Hillary Clinton email investigation and other national…

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What is The Gospel?


Who Do You Think That I Am?

Selected Scriptures

Code: A335

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

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

Consider what the Bible says about Him:

JESUS IS GOD

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

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

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

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

JESUS IS HOLY

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

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

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

JESUS IS THE SAVIOR

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

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

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

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

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

JESUS IS THE ONLY ACCEPTABLE OBJECT OF SAVING FAITH

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

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

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

JESUS IS LORD

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

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

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

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

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

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

JESUS IS THE JUDGE

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

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

HOW WILL YOU RESPOND?

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

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


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March 17, 2017 Truth2Freedom Briefing Report (US•World•Christian)

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the U.S. is considering “all options” to counter North Korea’s nuclear threat while criticizing China over moves to block a missile-defense system on the peninsula.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Friday it may be necessary to take pre-emptive military action against North Korea if the threat from their weapons program reaches a level “that we believe requires action.”

Brazil ended a 22-month streak of formal job losses in February in a sign that the economy may be emerging from the worst recession in a century. The country added 35,612 jobs in February in the first monthly increase since March 2015.

Cape Town, the crown jewel of South Africa’s tourism industry, has 100 days before it runs out of water. After two years of the least rainfall on record, the average level of the six main dams that supply the city of 3.7 million people has dropped below 30 percent, one of the lowest levels on record.

Output at U.S. manufacturers rose in February for a sixth consecutive month, underscoring a sustained rebound in the industry. The 0.5 percent gain at factories, which make up 75 percent of overall industrial output, matched the prior month’s advance, marking the best back-to-back performance in three years.

The low birth rate and slowly recovering economy are keeping Japan’s job-to-applicant ratio at a 25-year high, with the figure at 1.43 for January. In Tokyo, there are more than two jobs for every applicant.

AP Top Stories

Sicily’s Mount Etna volcano unleashed an explosion Thursday, hurling molten rocks and steam that rained down on tourists, journalists and a scientist who scrambled to escape the barrage. Ten people were reported injured.

Somali pirates on Thursday handed over an oil tanker and eight Sri Lankan hostages captured just days ago, the Oceans Beyond Piracy NGO told AFP, bringing to a close the first such attack since 2012. “The Puntland maritime police force freed the ship. They made (the pirates) an offer they couldn’t refuse and the pirates have left.”

A Philippine lawmaker filed an impeachment complaint against President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday because of the thousands of deaths in his anti-drug crackdown and alleged corruption, although the bid faces an uphill battle with Duterte’s allies holding an overwhelming majority in Congress.

The United States reiterated its condemnation of Russia’s annexation of Crimea, vowing to maintain related sanctions until Moscow returns the strategic Black Sea peninsula to Ukraine.

Florida Governor Rick Scott on Thursday replaced a local prosecutor who declared she would not seek the death penalty in a case against a man accused of killing an Orlando police officer and refused to recuse herself.

The GOP health care bill narrowly passed out of the U.S. House of Representatives Budget Committee on Thursday, after three Republicans joined all the committee’s Democrats in voting against it. The committee’s Republicans also unanimously passed several motions urging big changes to the bill that some members said needed to be made for it to pass in the House.

Israeli warplanes struck several targets in Syria early Friday, prompting retaliatory missile launches, in the most serious incident between the two countries since the Syrian civil war began six years ago.

Huge groups of humpback whales have been seen gathering in the Southern Hemisphere, and it’s leaving scientists and people on the internet a little confused.

In the wake of a disappointing holiday season, J.C. Penney said recently that it will close 130 to 140 stores by the second quarter. The store closures represent 13% to 14% of the company’s current store base and less than 5% of annual sales.

BBC

Israel has shot down a Syrian missile using its most advanced anti-missile system for the first time, Israeli media said.

Pakistan says it has asked Facebook to help investigate “blasphemous content” posted on the social network by Pakistanis. Facebook has agreed to send a team to Pakistan to address reservations about content on the social media site, according to the interior ministry. Blasphemy is a highly sensitive and incendiary issue in Pakistan.

More than 1,100 complaints of child sexual abuse have been made against the Anglican Church of Australia, a royal commission inquiry has heard. The allegations, dating from 1980 to 2015, have been made against 569 church figures, including 247 ordained clergy.

At least 31 people, including women and children, have been killed after a boat carrying Somali refugees was targeted in a helicopter attack off the coast of Yemen, the International Organization for Migration said.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is due to meet President Donald Trump in Washington, with transatlantic trade and NATO ties high on the agenda.

WND

Acid attacks in Britain’s capital are soaring to new heights, new data reveals. A Freedom of Information request submitted by the Mirror shows that between 2011 and 2016, London had nearly 1,500 cases of the devastating crime, which burns the skin and leaves victims cowering from their injuries.

President Donald Trump asked Congress for $999 million to start building the wall along the border with Mexico this year, and wants $2.6 billion for the project in next year’s budget.

Teachers at a primary school in Sydney, Australia have been threatened with beheading and other violence from young Islamic students, prompting one of them to quit her job.

Russia’s justice ministry has filed a lawsuit with its supreme court to declare the national headquarters of the country’s Jehovah’s Witnesses an extremist organization.


Top News – 3/17/2017

Clinton private email probe hindered by State Department, Chaffetz says
The head of the congressional committee investigating Hillary Clinton’s handling of classified information on her private email server blasted the State Department on Wednesday for hindering its probe by not providing requested documents. “We need to understand the gravity of this. There is a reason the State Department, years after, is still holding off on giving us documents,” Chaffetz told Fox News. “The more they want to hold them, the more curious we are on what’s in them.”

It Appears that Rockets were Launched at Israel, Multiple Intercepts
3:52 AM Update: It is now believed that 3 rockets were launched at Israel from Syria at 2:43 AM. The unconfirmed reports say that two rockets landed in Israel. One rocket landed in Jordan.As a result of the rocket intercept, there are fires reported in Almog, Kibbutz Harel, Argeman, Mitzpe Yericho, Vered Yericho.

Hungary to build new line of border fences to keep out migrants
Hungary’s second line of fences on its border with Serbia will be built by the end of May and will be able to prevent any new wave of migrants coming from Turkey, Prime Minister Viktor Orban told state radio on Friday.

U.S. policy of ‘strategic patience’ with North Korea over: Tillerson
A U.S. policy of strategic patience with North Korea has ended, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in South Korea on Friday, adding that military action would be “on the table” if North Korea elevated the threat level.

Christian Media Giant Produces Major Series Promoting God’s Land
An unusual new television series, a cooperative effort of three Christian organizations, explores the modern miracle that is Israel, and its role as an incarnation of God’s Biblical promise – from a Christian point of view. Providing an intimate look at Israel’s history, culture and modern-day life, it allows Christians an insider’s view of the unique Jewish journey.

Israeli missile defense systems now protect fighter jets
When the Arrow missile system was delivered to the Israel Air Force in 2000, Israel became the first country in the world with the ability to protect itself against ballistic missile threats…There is no room for mistakes and missiles need to be intercepted as far way as possible…If the reports are right from Friday morning’s predawn IAF raid in Syria, the Arrow missile has undergone another revolution – it can now be used to protect Israeli aircraft operating behind enemy lines from hostile surface-to-air missiles (SAMs).

AJC urges Congress to back letter to Trump calling for two-states
The American Jewish Committee is rallying support for a congressional letter to President Donald Trump urging him to reaffirm support for a two-state solution…On Wednesday, the AJC sent a letter to members of the US House of Representatives asking them to sign on and support the letter authored by Reps. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., and David Price, D-N.C., and other measures that preserve peacemaking options even though “current conditions do not provide grounds for optimism.”

Tillerson: Military action against North Korea ‘an option’
The US has said its policy of “strategic patience” with North Korea is over, and suggested it may decide to take pre-emptive military action. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the option was “on the table” if the threat from the North’s weapons programme reached a level requiring it. During a visit to South Korea, he also said the US was exploring a range of new diplomatic and economic measures.

Merkel and Trump to discuss trade and defence in US talks
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is due to meet President Donald Trump in Washington, with transatlantic trade and Nato ties high on the agenda. Mr Trump has ruffled feathers in Germany by threatening its carmakers with tariffs and calling on Berlin to boost defence spending. Mrs Merkel will be accompanied by top executives from German companies Siemens, Schaeffler and car giant BMW.

Israel’s Arrow anti-missile system ‘in first hit’
Israel has shot down a Syrian missile using its most advanced anti-missile system for the first time, Israeli media say. A surface-to-air missile (SAM) was intercepted using the Arrow system, designed to stop long-range ballistic missiles, reports say. And in a rare admission, Israel said it had targeted several sites in Syria.

Republican health bill still alive despite renegade conservative votes
The much-criticized Obamacare replacement bill passed the House Budget Committee on Thursday with one vote to spare, as three conservative Republicans broke ranks to vote against Paul Ryan’s health care proposal. Reps. Mark Sanford of South Carolina, Dave Brat of Virginia and Gary Palmer of Alabama voted against the legislation. Combined with unified Democratic opposition, the bill was reported favorably by a vote of 19-17.

‘After School Satan Club’ Received Fast-Tracked Tax-Exempt Status from IRS
Documents…show the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) fast-tracked tax-exempt status for an “After School Satan Club” in Tacoma, Washington, while the federal agency was discovered to be either denying conservative and Christian groups…or making them wait for years. According to the watchdog group…the After School Satan Club at Point Defiance Elementary in Tacoma applied for its tax-exempt status designation on October 21, 2014 and received it only 10 days later on October 31, 2014.

Exorcist fails to drive out ‘evil spirits,’ forcing Brazilian president to leave ‘haunted’ presidential palace
It seemed like a scene from the sci-fi movie “Ghostbusters.” The only difference was that the “ghosts” that apparently showed up at the official residence of Brazilian President Michel Temer seemed scary enough to force the president and his family to leave the Alvorada Palace in Brasilia.

New York Assemblyman Unveils Bill To Suppress Non-Government-Approved Free Speech
“…the deeper problem with the bill is simply that it aims to censor what people say, under a broad, vague test based on what the government thinks the public should or shouldn’t be discussing…”

Senators Demand State Department Probe Into Soros Organizations
“Over the past few years, the U.S. Mission there has actively intervened in the party politics of Macedonia, as well as in the shaping of its media environment and civil society, often favoring left-leaning political group over others.  We find these reports discouraging and, if true, highly problematic.  Much of the concerning activity in Macedonia has been perpetuated through USAID funds awarded to implementing entities such as George Soros’ Open Society Foundations.”

U.S. Military Power in Syria May Increase by 1000 Troops as Russia Bombs ISIS
The Pentagon has considered increasing the U.S. military presence in Syria by up to 1,000 troops as the international battle to oust the Islamic State group, also known as ISIS, from their de facto capital of Raqqa heats up.

BBC team among injured in Etna volcano drama
Ten people were injured by flying rock and lava after Mount Etna, Europe’s biggest active volcano, burst into life on Thursday, according to a BBC journalist and others caught up in a terrifying drama on the upper slopes. The 10 suffered minor burns, cuts and bruises and six were hospitalised.

Southern Baptist leaders tout unity amid rift that could cost church millions
A show of unity this week by leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) puts a happy, but perhaps temporary, face on a struggle over the direction of the nation’s largest Protestant denomination. The head of the 15-million-member evangelical denomination’s public policy arm, Russell Moore, has criticized President Trump and – most provocatively – SBC leaders who openly support him.


The Briefing 03-17-17

What does it mean to be male and female? New push for Equal Rights Amendment would have courts decide

Justice Samuel Alito: “A wind is picking up that is hostile to those with traditional moral beliefs.”

1 child, 3 parents: The biological and legal revolutions that are redefining parenthood and the family

Reflecting on the 100th anniversary of the fall of the Romanovs and the rise of Communist Russia

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12 Reasons Why The Federal Reserve May Have Just Made The Biggest Economic Mistake Since The Last Financial Crisis

Wrong Way Signs - Public DomainHas the Federal Reserve gone completely insane?  On Wednesday, the Fed raised interest rates for the second time in three months, and it signaled that more rate hikes are coming in the months ahead.  When the Federal Reserve lowers interest rates, it becomes less expensive to borrow money and that tends to stimulate more economic activity.  But when the Federal Reserve raises rates , that makes it more expensive to borrow money and that tends to slow down economic activity.  So why in the world is the Fed raising rates when the U.S. economy is already showing signs of slowing down dramatically?  The following are 12 reasons why the Federal Reserve may have just made the biggest economic mistake since the last financial crisis… (Read More…)


The Debt Ceiling Deadline Has Passed, And Now The Biggest Test Of Donald Trump’s Presidency Begins…

Trump First Weekly Address - Public DomainOn Wednesday, the temporary suspension of the debt ceiling ended, and so now the federal government is not going to be able to go into any more debt until the debt ceiling is raised.  For the moment, the Trump administration can implement “emergency measures” to stay under the debt limit, but it won’t be too long before we get to a major crisis point because the federal government is quickly running out of cash.  Already, the U.S. Treasury has less cash on hand than Apple or Google, and that cash balance is going to keep on dropping until the debt ceiling is finally lifted. (Read More…)


March 16, 2017
CLIFF KINCAID — With massive leaks of classified information, some of them stemming from undiscovered moles in the intelligence community, the media continue treating former officials of the CIA and NSA who have presided over this debacle with honor and respect…. (more)

March 16, 2017
WORLDNETDAILY — Whereas, generations of children have been raised on wholesome Disney movies that, whether animated or live-action, were stories of character and virtue, from “Old Yeller” to “Cinderella” – – even including explicitly Christian allegories like Pinocchio (“Prove yourself brave, truthful, and unselfish, and someday, you will be a real boy”);… (more)

March 16, 2017
GREG COROMBOS — The U.S. Marine Corps needs to punish whoever posted and disseminated photos of women in compromising moments, but the military must also realize its relaxing of rules regarding sexual conduct was a huge mistake, according to a top researcher on military personnel…. (more)

March 16, 2017
WASHINGTON EXAMINER EDITORIAL BOARD — House Speaker Paul Ryan says the nation has just two options. It can accept his repeal and replace bill or it can keep the mess it already has. “It really comes down to a binary choice,” he said, trying to whip recalcitrant conservatives into line behind the American Health Care Act. “This is the closest we will ever get to repealing and replacing Obamacare.”… (more)

March 16, 2017
YAHOO NEWS — US Republicans clashed Wednesday over plans to replace Obamacare, with President Donald Trump and top allies in Congress pitching a health care plan that is staring at defeat unless party rebels’ demands for changes are met…. (more)

March 16, 2017
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — The uncertain future of the Republican proposal to repeal and replace Obamacare is threatening to complicate President Trump’s working relationship with House Speaker Paul Ryan…. (more)

March 16, 2017
BYRON YORK — President Trump is up to his ears in the House Republican struggle to repeal and replace Obamacare. So, amid reports of dissension and disarray in the GOP effort, when Trump traveled to Tennessee to address a campaign-style rally in Nashville Wednesday night, what did he do?… (more)

March 16, 2017
NEWSMAX — President Donald Trump slammed a federal judge’s decision in Hawaii that put his second travel ban on hold – – calling it “unprecedented judicial overreach” that “makes us look weak.” “We are going to fight this terrible ruling,” Trump told supporters Wednesday night at the Municipal Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn. “We are going to take our case as far as it needs to go, including all the way up to the Supreme Court…. (more)

March 16, 2017
LEO HOHMANN — President Donald Trump needs to score a “big hit” on the one issue that helped catapult him into the White House, and he needs it soon, say some of his staunchest supporters. After more than 50 days in office, Trump has struggled to hit a “home-run” on immigration, the kind that would solidify his base and send a message to his enemies…. (more)

March 16, 2017
NEWSMAX — The nation’s commitment to religious liberty is being tested, Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito said Wednesday night. The Associated Press said the conservative jurist’s remarks came in a speech in Madison, N.J., at an event sponsored by a Catholic organization…. (more)

March 16, 2017
PAUL BEDARD — In a clash with President Trump’s environmental team, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has declared that climate change is a threat to national security and one military planners must consider in drawing up strategies…. (more)


March 15, 2017
NEWSMAX — Fox Business Network host Lou Dobbs says House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis. has accomplished “next to nothing” in his entire political career and should resign…. (more)

March 15, 2017
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — President Trump’s desire to see the American Health Care Act survive in the House has, for now, aligned his interests with the conservatives who say they won’t support the bill until it does more to roll back Obamacare. But the White House’s alliance with congressional conservatives may not extend to upcoming legislative battles, when Trump’s preference for ends over means may redirect his focus on any given issue…. (more)

March 15, 2017
CHELSEA SCHILLING — On her show Tuesday evening, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow publicly presented what she says is part of President Trump’s 2005 tax return – – and even after major buildup by the news organization, the “big story” about the president’s taxes appeared to fall flat…. (more)


March 15, 2017
WORLDNETDAILY — Former President Obama used the British to spy on President Trump – – both as a presidential candidate and as president-elect – – to avoid having American “fingerprints” on the scandal, according to Fox News judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano…. (more)

March 14, 2017
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — Powerful conservative groups wary of alienating President Trump are blaming their opposition to his healthcare initiative on House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis…. (more)


March 14, 2017
WASHINGTON TIMES — Sen. Tom Cotton said Tuesday that it’s vital for Republicans to get legislation repealing Obamacare right on the first try because he doesn’t believe there are going to be three steps to the process, as proponents have outlined. “There is no three-step plan. That is just political talk,” Mr. Cotton, Arkansas Republican, told radio host Hugh Hewitt…. (more)

March 14, 2017
WESLEY PRUDEN — Paranoia is suddenly what’s for dinner in Washington. The most fervent patriot can be a spy and never know it until someone posts a video of the high crime and misdemeanor of someone shaking a Russian hand. “There I was,” recalls Trevor Potter, the former chairman of the Federal Election Commission and a prominent Washington lawyer, “standing in the entrance hall,” about to join a lavish holiday party of diplomats, journalists, consultants, lobbyists and former officials of several governments at the home of the French ambassador…. (more)

March 14, 2017
NEWSMAX — President Donald Trump signed a new executive order Monday to reorganize the executive branch, making it “less wasteful and more productive.”… (more)

March 14, 2017
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — Faced with students who won’t buy lunches low in salt and sugar and jacked up with bland-tasting grains, the nation’s 54,000 school cafeteria workers are urging Washington to junk health-focused rules pushed by former first lady Michelle Obama…. (more)

March 14, 2017
WASHINGTON TIMES — Nearly 500 jurisdictions are now sanctuary cities, according to a group that’s tracked the issue for more than a decade, and who said there’s been a massive surge in the number of places trying to thwart federal immigration agents since President Trump’s election…. (more)

March 14, 2017
Trump never promised to free health care from government control
ALAN KEYES — As things are going right now, it looks like sincere conservatives who accepted the “lesser-of-evils” reasoning to vote for Donald Trump will soon be choking down its consequences when it comes to policy. President Trump is praising the bill to “repeal and replace” Obamacare offered by the GOP’s House Leadership…. (more)

March 13, 2017
LARRY KLAYMAN — This morning I turned on Fox News only to watch Rep. Peter King of New York trash some in the Republican Party and the so-called “far right,” undoubtedly meaning yours truly, over our outrage at the apparent misuse of the nation’s intelligence agencies to not only wiretap President Trump and his associates, like Gen. Michael Flynn, but also to conduct surveillance on the populace as a whole…. (more)

March 13, 2017
CLIFF KINCAID — One of The Washington Post’s big disclosures on Sunday was a front-page story about President Donald Trump’s choice of a cemetery. It was the latest contribution from reporter David A. Fahrenthold, whose job it is to probe every aspect of the life of the new President, no matter how esoteric and trivial…. (more)

March 13, 2017
GARTH KANT — The woman who is perhaps the nation’s top investigative journalist is fighting back against Big Brother. Sharyl Attkisson shared with WND a detailed and harrowing description of what it was like to experience a reality straight out of Orwell: The reporter claims she was spied on by the Obama administration while investigating its scandals…. (more)

Shadow Government Headquarters Complete As Muslim Valerie Jarrett Moves Into Obama’s New Home

Barack Obama is turning his new home in the posh Kalorama section of the nation’s capital – just two miles away from the White House – into the nerve center of the mounting insurgency against his successor, President Donald J. Trump.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Is this actually happening? Yep. His Muslim advisor Valerie Jarrett has packed her bags and is actually moving into Obama’s new mansion in Washington, DC. This will now be the command center where anarchists will be trained, and insurrection against our government planned and fomented. This, the Obama Shadow Government, the Marxist dream of Saul Alinsky and Bill Ayers, is now nearly complete and will be Obama’s actual legacy.

Obama’s goal, according to a close family friend, is to oust Trump from the presidency either by forcing his resignation or through his impeachment. And Obama is being aided in his political crusade by his longtime consigliere, Valerie Jarrett, who has moved into the 8,200-square-foot, $5.3-million Kaloroma mansion with  the former president and Michelle Obama, long time best friends.

Jarrett played a vital – if at times low-key – role in the Obama presidency. She lived in the White House, dined with the Obamas, and help shape his domestic and foreign policies.

Valerie Jarrett Moves In With The Obamas At Shadow Government Headquarters

The former president has set up an office on the West End of the national’s capitol, where he recently hosted an open house for his White House staff – including Joe Biden, Susan Rice, Josh Earnest and Jarrett.

But the office, part of his post presidency perks, cannot be used for political purposes. The rent on his home is paid by him personally.

CNN hires Valerie Jarrett’s daughter to cover Trump’s Justice Department

On Tuesday, former Attorney General Eric Holder revealed that Obama is indeed getting closer to making his public reappearance in politics.

‘It’s coming. He’s coming,’ Holder said speaking to reporters. ‘And he’s ready to roll.’

According to the family source, Obama was at first reluctant to assume the role of leader of the opposition.

‘No longer the most powerful man in the world, he was just observing Trump and not liking what he saw,’ said the source.

‘He was weary and burned out after eight years in office. But Valerie convinced him that he didn’t have any choice if he wanted to save his legacy. And, as usual, he bowed to Valerie’s political wisdom and advice.’

Obama’s Ties to the Muslim Brotherhood

In his only public comment against Trump since leaving the presidency, Obama came out in support of the protests opposing President Donald Trump’s executive order to restrict immigration from predominantly Muslim countries.

A spokesman said the former president thinks they’re ‘citizens exercising their Constitutional right to assemble, organize and have their voices heard by their elected officials is exactly what we expect to see when American values are at stake.’

After Obama left office, Jarrett moved all her White House belonging into the Kalorama mansion.

‘There was never any doubt that Valerie would have a suite of rooms in the house that the Obama’s are renting,’ said the source. ‘Obama trusts her judgment more than any other person on the planet, as does Michelle.

Obama doesn’t make a decision without her.’

Spurred on by Jarrett and Michelle, the ex-president has come to embrace his role as the leader of the opposition against Trump, whose policies he loathes and whose presidency he considers illegitimate. source


Trump Isn’t Spending Money on Climate Change Because It’s a Waste of Money

According to Townhall:

Speaking to reporters yesterday from the White House briefing room, Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney was asked about the elimination of funding for climate change research in President Trump’s budget. Mulvaney didn’t mince words with his answer.

“Part of your answer is focusing on efficiencies and focusing on doing what we do better. As to climate change, I think the President was fairly straightforward saying we’re not spending money on that anymore,” Mulvaney said. “We consider that to be a waste of your money to go out and do that. So that is a specific tie to his campaign.”

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Trump admin to appeal travel ban rulings ‘soon’

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What is The Gospel?


Who Do You Think That I Am?

Selected Scriptures

Code: A335

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

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

Consider what the Bible says about Him:

JESUS IS GOD

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

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

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

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

JESUS IS HOLY

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

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

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

JESUS IS THE SAVIOR

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

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

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

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

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

JESUS IS THE ONLY ACCEPTABLE OBJECT OF SAVING FAITH

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

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

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

JESUS IS LORD

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

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

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

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

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

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

JESUS IS THE JUDGE

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

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

HOW WILL YOU RESPOND?

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

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


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March 15, 2017 Truth2Freedom Briefing Report (US•World•Christian)

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President Donald Trump’s promise to build a fortified barrier on the U.S.-Mexico border is about to hit a wall of its own: Members of Congress with different ideas on how to curb illegal immigration. The administration will seek billions of dollars to pay for it, with the first installment coming in the administration’s budget request to Congress on Thursday. The Department of Homeland Security also will solicit bids as early as this week from companies for a barrier it has described as 30 feet tall, made of concrete and “hard to climb.”

Saudi Arabia, seeking to breathe life into its decades-old alliance with the U.S., claimed “a historic turning point” in bilateral relations after President Donald Trump welcomed Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to the White House.

President Donald Trump made more than $152.7 million and paid $38.4 million in federal taxes in 2005, according to two pages of his federal income tax return for that year that were broadcast by MSNBC and posted online.

Walt Disney Co. indefinitely pulled “Beauty and the Beast” from theaters in Malaysia rather than remove scenes involving a gay character to placate local authorities. “The film has not been and will not be cut for Malaysia,” Disney said in an emailed statement.

AP Top Stories

This past weekend, a Houston man was murdered in front of his 10-year-old daughter and wife for the simple fact that he owned a car with a manual transmission and a pair of would-be robbers couldn’t figure out how to work it.

Officers in a burgeoning Navy bribery scandal called themselves the Lion King’s Harem, the Wolfpack, the Cool Kids and the Brotherhood. They scouted for others who might also accept sex, trips and other lavish perks from a Malaysian defense contractor known as “Fat Leonard” in exchange for classified information.

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich called for the Congressional Budget Office to be abolished in the aftermath of a negative report about the proposed American Health Care Act legislation, the Republican plan to replace Obamacare. “They should abolish the Congressional Budget Office,” said Gingrich in a Fox News interview Monday night. “It is corrupt, it is dishonest, it was totally wrong on Obamacare by huge, huge margins. I don’t trust a single word of what they’ve published, and I don’t believe them.

Six years ago, tragedy struck Japan when the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant was hit by a tsunami wave, leading to three nuclear meltdowns. But now, several hundred former residents of the destructive “hot zone” are planning to return to the area.

A woman whose headphones caught fire on a plane suffered burns to her face and hands, Australian officials said Wednesday as they warned about the dangers of battery-operated devices in-flight.

Vietnam police seized more than 100 kilograms of rhino horn smuggled into the country in suitcases from Kenya on Tuesday, the latest illegal haul in the wildlife trafficking hub. Vietnam is a hot market for rhino horn, believed to have medicinal properties and is in high demand among the communist nation’s growing middle class.

OPEC said Tuesday oil producers have kept their promises to cut output, but the oil price plunged as traders doubted that they are doing enough to offset a global supply glut.

Conservation groups in Indonesia have returned 17 critically endangered orangutans to their natural forest habitat in the past month, airlifting some by helicopter to a remote area of Borneo where they hope the rehabilitated great apes will be safe from human encroachment.

General Motors Co plans next year to rehire 500 Michigan assembly plant workers who are to be laid off in May, citing increased demand for larger vehicles, the company said on Wednesday.

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At least 25 people have been killed in a suicide bomb attack at the main court complex in the center of the Syrian capital, Damascus, state media report.

Hijackers holding an oil tanker off the coast of Somalia are demanding a ransom. The gunmen have however not given any details about the size of the ransom.

Large sacks containing bundles of “crispy” banknotes , in the local naira currency, worth a total of $155,000 have been seized at a Nigerian airport, officials say.

The Venezuelan government says it will expropriate bakeries which fail to abide by new government regulations aimed at tackling bread shortages. Severe shortages of basic goods mean that Venezuelans often have to queue for hours to buy essential items.

Two hundred and fifty skulls have been found in a mass grave in the eastern Mexican state of Veracruz. Drug traffickers had used Veracruz for many years as a dumping ground for bodies.

A large algal bloom has transformed an Australian beach into a glowing bright blue. The bioluminescent algae, commonly called sea sparkle, has delighted locals at Tasmania’s Preservation Bay.

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A new study shows that only 1-in-10 Oklahoma City kids ages 6-12 own a watch. And only 1-in-5 knows how to read it.

Hawaii is considering legislation that would require all pregnancy centers to refer patients to clinics that provide abortions, – a move pro-life centers say will violate their religious beliefs and their free speech rights.

White professors – especially “senior white males” – are under fire at Virginia Commonwealth University as an impediment to diversity and inclusion. Richmond-based public institution has found that the majority of employees are upset that not enough white male professors attend campus diversity trainings, not enough professors infuse social justice into their curricula, and not enough professors of color, especially female ones, teach at the school.

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has withdrawn his nominee for the Pentagon’s top civilian job after opposition from lawmakers concerned about her close ties to the Muslim Brotherhood.


Top News – 3/15/2017

The Washington Post notices Turkey’s “downward spiral”
By this point I’ve lost count of how many articles I’ve published on the subject. The rapid downward slide of a once very promising democracy in a primarily Muslim nation and the public rise to power of an aspiring tyrant is a very real tragedy playing on the world stage in front of us all.

The truth about Satan: Nuclear war in the 21st century
Late last year, the world’s news services were abuzz with articles about Russia’s new super weapon, an ICBM called Satan 2 that is alleged to have the capability to fly at 17 times the speed of sound, penetrate US ICBM defenses, and destroy an area the size of Texas. But do these claims hold water, and just how big is the nuclear threat that the world really faces in the 21st century? What is the truth about Satan 2?

Trump plans to seriously slash funding for U.N.
The Trump administration has not been shy about its plans to cut the federal government’s size, spending, influence and control. Among the specific targets is funding of the United Nations, including its abortion and climate change agendas, according to ForeignPolicy.com.

Starquakes reveal surprises about birth of stars in our galaxy
“The results were unexpected,” says study team member UNSW’s Dr Dennis Stello. “We found that the spins of most of the stars were aligned with each other. “Previously it had been assumed that massive turbulence would have scrambled the rotational energy of the clouds where the stars were born, and prevented this alignment.

Saudi deputy crown prince, Trump meeting a “turning point” – Saudi adviser
Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and US President Donald Trump agreed in a meeting on Tuesday that Iran represents a regional security threat, a senior adviser to the deputy crown prince said The adviser also said the talks marked a “historical turning point” in US-Saudi relations.

Iran vows to ‘liberate’ Golan Heights
A new Iran-funded Iraqi Hezbollah “brigade” aims to “liberate” the Golan Heights from Israel, spokesman Seyed Hashem Moussavi last week said last week at a news conference in Iran.

Only Whites Can Be Racist, Insists University
UC Davis defines “racism” as “the systematic subordination of marginalized racial groups … by members of the agent/dominant/privileged racial group who have relatively more social power (white),” clearly indicating that only whites are capable of racism.

Saudi Prince: Trump a ‘strong president’ in fight against dangerous Iran
Saudi Arabia hailed a “historical turning point” in US-Saudi relations after a meeting between US President Donald Trump and Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman highlighted the two leaders’ shared view that Iran posed a regional security threat. The meeting on Tuesday appeared to signal a meeting of the minds on many issues between Trump and Prince Mohammed, in a marked difference from Riyadh’s often fraught relationship with the Obama administration, especially in the wake of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.

Dutch election: Voters go to the polls in key test for populists
Voters are going to the polls in the Netherlands in the first of three crucial eurozone elections this year. The race is dominated by Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s centre-right party and that of Geert Wilders, running on an anti-immigration platform. Mr Rutte has said the election is an opportunity for voters to “beat the wrong sort of populism”.

Syria conflict: Jets deliberately bombed Damascus spring – UN
UN human rights experts say the Syrian air force deliberately bombed a spring outside Damascus in December, cutting off the water supply for 5.5 million people living in and around the city. The Syrian government blamed rebels for damaging the Ain al-Fijeh spring during the battle for the Wadi Barada valley. But a new report by a UN commission of enquiry says evidence showed the damage was caused by at least two air strikes.

Poultry breeder Aviagen culls U.S. flock over bird flu fears
Aviagen [EWESJA.UL], the world’s leading poultry breeding company, has euthanized chickens at a farm in Alabama over concerns about bird flu, the company said on Tuesday, as likely cases of the disease emerged in a top chicken-producing state. Alabama officials said they suspected that poultry at three sites in the state were infected with the virus, about a week after some 90,500 chickens were culled over infections at two commercial operations across the border in Tennessee.

Number of sanctuary cities nears 500
Nearly 500 jurisdictions are now sanctuary cities, according to a group that’s tracked the issue for more than a decade, and who said there’s been a massive surge in the number of places trying to thwart federal immigration agents since President Trump’s election. The Ohio Jobs & Justice Political Action Committee has added more than three dozen new cities and counties to its list in 2017 alone…

Saudi deputy crown prince, Trump meeting a ‘turning point’
Saudi Arabia hailed a “historical turning point” in U.S.-Saudi relations after a meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman highlighted the two leaders’ shared view that Iran posed a regional security threat. The meeting on Tuesday appeared to signal a meeting of the minds on many issues between Trump and Prince Mohammed, in a marked difference from Riyadh’s often fraught relationship with the Obama administration, especially in the wake of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.

CBO: Full Repeal of Obamacare Insures More Americans than Ryan’s Obamacare-lite Plan
According to Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projections, a full repeal of Obamacare would insure more Americans than Speaker Paul Ryan’s Obamacare-lite reforms. The CBO’s analysis on the Republican leadership’s plan to repeal Obamacare predicts it would drop insurance for 14 million people in 2018, while 24 million would lose insurance by 2026. Compared to these figures, the CBO’s research on the 2015 full repeal bill indicated it would insure more Americans than the Ryan plan.

US buildup near Korean Peninsula aimed at ‘incapacitating’ Kim: Report
A growing U.S. presence off the Korean Peninsula, which includes drone stations, military drills and even elite American special forces, is reportedly part of a plan aimed at “incapacitating” the rogue regime in Pyongyang should conflict break out.

Who is Attorney General Loretta Lynch? FISA court handled two requests to wiretap Donald Trump
Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch signed off on both FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance) Court requests to wiretap the Trump campaign, according to reports.All applications to the FISA Court were signed off on by the attorney general, ABC news confirmed.

US Seeks First-Ever Extradition for Palestinian Terror Killer
The U.S. Department of Justice is in the process of announcing its first-ever extradition request of a Palestinian woman behind a 2001 terror attack in Jerusalem that resulted in Israeli and American deaths.

Islamic State Expands Into North Africa
A new Islamic State affiliate is gaining strength in sub-Saharan Africa as part of efforts by the Syrian-based Islamist terror group to take over large parts of the continent.

Oh, Look–More Illegal Aliens On Virginia Voter Rolls
The Washington Free Beacon reported that more illegal aliens have been found on Virginia’s voter rolls. Other outlets, like the Daily Signal and The Washington Times, have reported about these issues with the voter rolls as well.

Mexican official: 250 skulls found in clandestine graves
More than 250 skulls have been found over the last several months in what appears to be a drug cartel mass burial ground on the outskirts of the city of Veracruz, prosecutors said Tuesday.

Mother and son are becoming father and daughter
A transgender dad and daughter from Detroit are revealing their incredible journeys as they transition from mom and son.

Jim Henson Studios Opens Doors for “R-Rated” Puppet Show that Zings Trump
‘Puppet Up! — Uncensored’ creator Brian Henson thinks his father, Jim, would have loved it: “His sense of humor was very naughty and very blue.”

MSNBC’s “Tax Records” Non-Story: Trump Made $150MM, Paid 25% Tax Rate, More Than Romney, Bernie
The real story here is that there is no story: what MSNBC confirmed is that Trump made more money than some of his accusers said he made, and that he paid a generous effective income tax rate, well above that paid by Mitt Romney.

Saudi King Arrives In Japan: 10 Aircraft, 500 Limos, 500 Tons Of Luggage, 12,000 Hotel Rooms, 2 Golden Escalators
King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud landed in Japan on Sunday as part of his Asian tour, and brought with him 10 aircraft, 500 tons of luggage and 2 golden escalators; once on the ground, he was granted 500 limousines, and 1,200 rooms in Tokyo’s best hotels.

Illinois General Assembly Retirement System Only 13.52% Funded
Despite a massive rally in the stock market, Illinois public pension liabilities continue to grow. GARS, the Illinois General Assembly Retirement System, is only 13.52% funded, down from 17% funded in 2013. How long can GARS last?


The Briefing 03-15-17

Fact checking Sen. Schumer at the Washington Post: No, Planned Parenthood does not provide mammograms

Sore choice for liberal states under AHCA: Lose abortion coverage mandate or deny residents tax credit

Changing the story? The background to Disney’s new ‘Beauty and the Beast’

“Age compression”: Why our children are getting older younger

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Trump Embraces the PLO Fantasy

The new president is gearing up to make the same mistake as his predecessor.

US President Donald Trump is losing his focus. If he doesn’t get it back soon, he will fail to make America great again or safe again in the Middle East.

After holding out for a month, last week Trump indicated he is adopting his predecessors’ obsession with empowering the PLO.

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Evangelicals need to stop being wimps

I urge you instead to be offended by the way our God’s name is blasphemed in our country every day; by the 54 million children murdered in the holocaust of abortion since 1973; by the sordid sexual agenda that is eroding the very fabric of Western civilization; by the fact that Christians are dying for their faith, largely at the hands of Muslims, at a rate of 100,000 per year; and, most of all, by the reality that these things are being ignored, trivialized, or celebrated.

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What You Do On Your Cell Phone Could Come Back To Haunt You

Cell Phone Woman - Public DomainAs far as Big Brother is concerned, nothing that you do on your cell phone is ever private.  And if the government really wants to see what is on your cell phone, they are going to get that information one way or another, even if that means resorting to physical violence.   On Monday, NBC News provided us with yet another glaring example of how the United States is being transformed into a Big Brother police state.  On January 1st, Akram Shibly and Kelly McCormick from Buffalo, New York were coming back home from a trip to Toronto, and they didn’t anticipate any unusual problems when they got to the border.  Unfortunately for them, U.S. Customs & Border Protection agents decided to take their cell phones, demanded their passwords, and kept them in custody for the next two hours as they searched for anything that might be incriminating on those phones. (Read More…)


Top Headlines – 3/15/2017

  • What to watch at the Fed meeting (Read More)
  • Dutch vote in test of anti-elite sentiment in Europe (Read More)
  • Where Are the Battlegrounds in the Dutch Election? (Read More)
  • Erdogan says Dutch have ‘rotten character’ as row escalates (Read More)
  • How the Fed Convinced Markets It’ll Raise Rates This Week (Read More)
  • GOP Senators Say Health Bill Won’t Pass Unless Changed (Read More)
  • Merkel, Trump Face Host of Troubling Differences (Read More)
  • Oil Gains as IEA Says Time Needed to Drain Glut (Read More)
  • Trump to nominate Chris Giancarlo to head CRead MoreC (Read More)
  • Saudi deputy crown prince, Trump meeting a ‘turning point’: Saudi adviser (Read More)
  • How to Lose $4 Billion: Bill Ackman’s Long Ride Down on Valeant (Read More)
  • Conservative news site sole media outlet on Tillerson Asia trip (Read More)
  • Tillerson’s email alias was prompted by business needs, Exxon says (Read More)
  • Auto Industry Aims to Roll With Trump’s Nafta Changes (Read More)
  • House Republicans Take Their Own Path on Trump’s Border Wall (Read More)
  • Trump Shift Puts Landmark Korean Trade Pact at Risk (Read More)
  • It’s a Good Time to Find a Job in These Countries, But Don’t Expect a Big Raise (Read More)
  • Citi: Le Pen Win Would Wipe Out 25% From French Bank Shares (Read More)
  • Steve Cohen Said to Eye Computers to Model Top Traders’ Thinking (Read More)
  • UK Jobless Rate Matches Lowest Since 1975 (Read More)
  • After six years, Assad now secure but his country carved up as war thunders on (Read More)
  • Zara Owner’s Margin Shrinks to Eight-Year Low on Currencies (Read More)
  • G-20 Checks In for Detox as Germany Seeks Backing for Free Trade (Read More)
  • Heavy fighting as Iraqi forces set sights on Mosul’s Grand Mosque (Read More)

Abbas to US envoy: Peace deal possible under Trump

Trump the change agent looks positively traditional on Mideast peace

PLO denies report it is anticipating ‘historic’ peace offer

Poll: Only 9% of Palestinians think Trump can restart peace talks

PM: No agreements on settlements in talks with Trump adviser

Ma’ale Adumim annexation vote delayed to avoid clash with Trump envoy

In face of ‘scary’ threats, US Jews keep calm and carry on

Leviathan 7 drilling to start soon

Revolutionary Guard commander: Hezbollah more prepared than ever to attack Israel

Jewish Iran MP brands Netanyahu ‘insane vampire’

Iran sets up underground rocket factories in Lebanon – report

Trump meets top Saudi prince in bid to rein in Iran

Saudi Prince Sees Trump as ‘True Friend’ to Muslims

Trump administration threatens to leave UN Human Rights Council

Report: Trump Commands State Department to Slash UN Funding in Half

U.S. sources claim Russia moving special forces into Libya to aid Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar

ISIS is cornered, desperate, and leaving trail of destruction in Mosul

UN: In war crime, Syria deliberately bombed Damascus water supply

UN: Syria has become a “torture-chamber”

Syria conflict study condemns ‘weaponisation’ of healthcare

Kremlin says Syrian peace talks in Astana are “hugely complex”

Syria govt says Turkey breaks commitments as rebels boycott talks

Turkey’s Autocratic President Tells NATO Allies, ‘Nazism Is Alive in the West’

Erdogan: Apology from Netherlands not enough, further sanctions may follow

Dozens of Myanmar soldiers killed in rebel clashes near China border

Employers can ban the burka, European court rules

Jihadis using religious visa to enter US, experts warn

Trump travel ban devastating for Somali refugees cleared for new life in US

Trump’s new travel ban faces day in court

Mexican official: 250 skulls found in what appears to be a drug cartel mass burial ground

Number of sanctuary cities nears 500

Secret Service Has Its Eye on Snoop Dogg Over Video Featuring Mock Trump Shooting

Trump hammered for government cuts – but Clinton pursued similar strategy

Janet Yellen this week could tee up a stealth rate hike for later this year

Fed, in shift, may move to faster pace of rate hikes

Donald Trump’s 2005 federal tax returns revealed on the Rachel Maddow show

White House calls Trump tax form disclosure ‘illegal’

Justice Department to announce indictments in massive Yahoo hack: source

German official wants $53M fines for social media hate posts

This creepy facial recognition app lets users find strangers on Facebook by taking their picture

Company offers ‘friends’ to pose for selfies with you so you look like you’re popular

Google’s Allo app can reveal to your friends what you’ve searched

North Korea warns of ‘merciless’ strikes as U.S. carrier joins South Korea drills

US buildup near Korean Peninsula aimed at ‘incapacitating’ Kim: Report

5.6 magnitude earthquake hits near Isangel, Vanuatu

5.5 magnitude earthquake hits near Meulaboh, Indonesia

5.3 magnitude earthquake hits near Raoul Island, New Zealand

5.2 magnitude earthquake hits near Sigave, Wallis and Futuna

5.1 magnitude earthquake hits near Yunaska Island, Alaska

5.1 mangitude earthquake hits south of Tonga

5.1 magnitude earthquake hits near Karakul, Tajikistan

5.1 magnitude earthquake hits near Tobelo, Indonesia

Sabancaya volcano in Peru erupts to 27,000ft

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

Sinabung volcano in Indonesia erupts to 16,000ft

Reventador volcano in Ecuador erupts to 13,000ft

Dukono volcano in Indonesia erupts to 10,000ft

Winter Storm Stella hits US Northeast, NY dodges worst

Tuesday: Blizzard flight woes peak; 8,800 cancellations since Sunday

California flooding has exposed gold veins hidden for 200 years

Scorching heat to challenge records across southwestern US

Bird flu infects Alabama poultry, likely low pathogenic – officials

Planned Parenthood Would Lose $178 Million In Payments Under GOP Health Plan

Defunding Planned Parenthood would lead to thousands more births, CBO says

Kansas Sen. Steve Fitzgerald compares Planned Parenthood to Nazi death camp

‘Satirical’ Texas bill turns language of antiabortion laws on men

Meet the transgender father and daughter transitioning together

U. Minnesota drops homecoming ‘King and Queen’ – replaces with genderless ‘Royals’

Gay Man Blasts Disney for Caring More About LGBT Agenda Than Children’s Innocence

Christian Mom Cancels $6K Disney World Trip, Boycotts Company Over Gay Character in ‘Beauty and the Beast’

Obama Pressured Pope Benedict to Resign, Suggests Archbishop

Mike Ratliff – Just doing church is nothing but the fruit of blind hypocrisy

Brian Houston confesses he covered up his father’s pedophilia

Todd Bentley reveals spirits of dead men imparted anointings on his ministry?

SBC Pastor Endorses Theology of The Shack, Compares It To Calvinism

Baylor University: ‘From a Christian Perspective, We’ve Confessed Our Sins’

Italian rabbis accuse biblical conference of fueling anti-Judaism

Former Planned Parenthood Nurse: Abortionist Sorted Through Babies’ Remains to Ensure All Parts Removed

Mosul Church Turned into ISIS Police Base

Kidnapped Samaritan’s Purse Workers Freed Amid South Sudan Famine

PROPHECY WATCH: Is Russia Gearing Up For Another Intervention In A Middle East War?

Posted: 15 Mar 2017 08:52 AM PDT

If you aren’t familiar with Bible Prophecy then you may not be aware that the Nation of Russia will be directly involved in a War…

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What You Do On Your Cell Phone Could Come Back To Haunt You!

Posted: 15 Mar 2017 06:45 AM PDT

(Reported By Michael Snyder) As far as Big Brother is concerned, nothing that you do on your cell phone is ever private. And if the…

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Companies Could Soon Force Employees To Share Genetic Information

Posted: 15 Mar 2017 06:37 AM PDT

What would you do if you went to work one day and was told in a company meeting that you were going to be required…

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Bizarre Transformation Of Mother and Son becoming Father and Daughter

Posted: 15 Mar 2017 06:27 AM PDT

And now for today’s most bizarre headline, you will probably read.  According to reports a transgender Father and Daughter from Detroit are revealing their journeys as…

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Now the Game of “Tag” Has Just been Banned in this Elementary School!

Posted: 15 Mar 2017 06:11 AM PDT

Remember the good old days in school when we played dodge ball, hide and seek and even “Tag”? Well, one elementary school in California has…

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Does This Zephaniah 3 Sign Prove We Are in the End Times?

Posted: 15 Mar 2017 06:01 AM PDT

(By Kelly Mcdonald Jr) “For then I will restore to the peoples a pure speech that all of them may call on the name of…

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The Bible Says Perilous Times Will Come, and We’re There

Posted: 15 Mar 2017 05:57 AM PDT

Televangelist Jim Bakker says the prophesied perilous times have come to America. “You know we’ve been prophesying this for a long time, that civil war…

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Trump Puts UN Funding on the Chopping Block

Posted: 14 Mar 2017 09:07 PM PDT

(By Kelly McDonald, Jr) On the campaign trail, Donald Trump pledged an unswerving devotion to cutting UN funding. He cited various reasons for doing so,…

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Home Schooling Gets Degraded in Recent Article

Posted: 14 Mar 2017 08:59 PM PDT

(By Kelly McDonald, Jr) This past week, the Washington Post published an article degrading the practice of home schooling, especially when the parents are fundamentalist Christians….

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Mark Cuban Reveals Key For World’s First Trillionaire

Posted: 14 Mar 2017 08:56 PM PDT

(By Kelly McDonald, Jr) Want to make a Trillion Dollars? NBA owner and Billionaire Mark Cuban recently said that the world’s first trillionaire will be…

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Top EU Court Rules That Employers Can Ban Religious Symbols

Posted: 14 Mar 2017 08:54 PM PDT

(By Kelly McDonald, Jr) On Tuesday, the European Union (EU) Court of Justice released the ruling that employers can ban religious symbols. This issue came…

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Dreams And Visions Of Jesus Are Fueling The Explosive Growth Of Christianity In Muslim Nations Worldwide

Posted: 14 Mar 2017 04:48 PM PDT

(Reported By Michael Snyder) Millions of Muslims all over the world are giving their lives to Jesus Christ, and in many instances, this is happening…

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DEVELOPING: Alabama reporting bird flu at three poultry facilities…

Posted: 14 Mar 2017 04:39 PM PDT

First, we heard the news of Bird Flu detected at a Poultry Facility in Tennessee and now we are getting reports of Bird flu now…

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Is the Historic Coming Storm More Than a Physical One?

Posted: 14 Mar 2017 04:31 PM PDT

(By Jim Denison) While the East Coast braces for what USA Today calls a “historic storm,” an op-ed in this morning’s New York Times warns…

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Strong Magnitude 6.0 Earthquake Strikes Nicobar Islands Region Of India

Posted: 14 Mar 2017 01:49 PM PDT

According to a report from the USGS, a strong and shallow earthquake measuring 6.0 has struck the Nicobar Islands region of India. Reports of the…

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Strong 5.1 earthquake Strikes Burma: 2 Reported dead, 36 injured after temple collapses

Posted: 14 Mar 2017 01:42 PM PDT

Reports indicate that a strong earthquake struck Myanmar’s largest city, Yangon resulting in the death of two and at least 36 injuries after a temple…

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Ride the Wind: A Prophetic Word About the Holy Spirit’s Direction

Posted: 14 Mar 2017 01:05 PM PDT

(By Jennifer LeClaire) I was in prayer seeking the Lord about the season we’re entering into and He said something very distinct: Ride the wind!…

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NY Ditches Teacher Literacy Test Because It’s Deemed to promote “Racism”!

Posted: 14 Mar 2017 01:00 PM PDT

Who cares about education folks! Who cares that the United States has plummeted in the global rankings of education standards! At least that seems to…

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Five Reasons Why Pastors Are Getting Fired Because of Their Social Media Posts

Posted: 14 Mar 2017 12:43 PM PDT

(By Thomas S. Rainer) “It’s not fair I lost my job,” the pastor told me. “My church members post a lot worse things than I…

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Avian Flu strikes Nepal for first time; Vietnam reports H5N1, H5N6

Posted: 14 Mar 2017 12:36 PM PDT

For the first time documented,  Nepal’s livestock department has recently an outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N8 avian flu virus which has reportedly stuck a commercial farm;…

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Chinese Christians Continue Serving Christ at Risk of Persecution

Posted: 14 Mar 2017 12:24 PM PDT

Matthew 11:12  – And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by…

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8 Powerful Weapons Of the Believer!

Posted: 14 Mar 2017 12:12 PM PDT

(By Ricky Scaparo) In this segment, we will discuss eight powerful weapons that the believer has at his disposal that can bring breakthroughs and victories…

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What is The Gospel?


Who Do You Think That I Am?

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

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

Consider what the Bible says about Him:

JESUS IS GOD

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

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

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

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

JESUS IS HOLY

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

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

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

JESUS IS THE SAVIOR

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

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

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

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

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

JESUS IS THE ONLY ACCEPTABLE OBJECT OF SAVING FAITH

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

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

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

JESUS IS LORD

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

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

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

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

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

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

JESUS IS THE JUDGE

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

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

HOW WILL YOU RESPOND?

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

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


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

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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has raised the alarm on the U.S. debt ceiling, and Republican leaders insist they won’t push it to the limit as in past years by using it as a bargaining chip for deep spending cuts.

A new estimate showing that 14 million Americans could lose health coverage by next year under the GOP Obamacare proposal leaves House Republicans in a bind with its dire picture of the bill’s effects heading into the 2018 congressional elections.

Ex-Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou expressed confidence he would be exonerated after Taipei prosecutors indicted him over allegedly leaking details of a criminal investigation while still in office.

The Trump administration’s plan to slash corporate tax rates could free up more than $10 billion a year for U.S. oil explorers, opening new opportunities to boost drilling at a time of uncertainty in the marketplace.

Germany threatened to fine social networks such as Facebook Inc. as much as $53 million if they fail to give users the option to complain about hate speech and fake news or refuse to remove illegal content.

President Donald Trump ordered work to begin on a reorganization plan for the federal government to reduce its size and cost. “Today there is duplication and redundancy everywhere,” Trump said. “Billions and billions of dollars are being wasted.”

Poland will seek the arrest and extradition of a Minnesota man exposed by The Associated Press as a former commander in an SS-led unit that burned Polish villages and killed civilians in World War II, prosecutors said Monday.

Saudi Arabia told OPEC it raised output back above 10 million barrels a day in February, reversing about a third of the cuts it made the previous month.

AP Top Stories

The health of Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, one of the world’s most notorious criminals, is deteriorating in US custody, his lawyers complained Monday, challenging the conditions of his detention.

Popocatépetl, one of Mexico’s most famous volcanos, erupted this weekend sending clouds of ash down on surrounding communities.

Pirates have hijacked an oil tanker off the coast of Somalia, local officials and an expert said Tuesday, the first such seizure of a large commercial vessel on the crucial global trade route since 2012.

Japan plans to dispatch its largest warship on a three-month tour through the South China Sea beginning in May, three sources said, in its biggest show of naval force in the region since World War Two.

Syria’s former Al-Qaeda affiliate Fateh al-Sham Front on Sunday said in a statement it was behind twin bombings targeting Shiite pilgrims in the center of Damascus that killed 74 people.

Companies may bar staff from wearing Islamic headscarves and other visible religious symbols under certain conditions, the European Union’s top court ruled on Tuesday, setting off a storm of complaint from rights groups and religious leaders.

A Jordanian soldier who shot dead seven Israeli schoolgirls in 1997 was released from prison Sunday after serving out his life sentence, sparking outrage from the families of those killed. He had been sentenced to life imprisonment, which in Jordan is 20 years.

Ground staff at Berlin’s two airports went on strike Monday for the second time in four days, forcing the cancellation of hundreds of flights.

BBC

UN human rights experts say the Syrian air force deliberately bombed a spring outside Damascus in December, cutting off the water supply for 5.5 million people living in and around the city.

Spanish Police have released striking pictures of a huge weapons haul seized from an organized crime group. It includes over 10,000 assault rifles, machine guns, pistols, revolvers, and 400 shells and grenades. The guns and ammunition were seized in January during an operation against firearms trafficking.

President Donald Trump will donate his $400,000 salary to charity at the end of 2017. And in an unexpected twist, he wants the White House press corps to decide where it should go.

Farmers living in central Tolima province in Colombia say they were terrified when an object they took to be a UFO crashed in a field on Sunday. Police have since identified the object as an internet balloon developed by X, a company founded by Google, to boost the signal in rural areas.

Twenty-one rhino horns worth an estimated $5m have been seized in Thailand after being found in luggage sent from Ethiopia in the biggest such haul in years.

Malaysia says it will deport 50 North Koreans for overstaying their visas, despite its recent ban on North Koreans leaving the country.

WND

Tennessee became the first state in the nation on Monday to sue the federal government over refugee resettlement on the grounds of the Tenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

Kim Jong-Un has threatened to unleash a “merciless” attack on America if joint military exercises with South Korea continue. He said he would attack his Western enemies from “ground, air, sea and underwater” in a saber-rattling statement released through state media.

Sex toy maker We-Vibe has agreed to pay customers up to C$10,000 each after shipping a “smart vibrator” which tracked owners’ use without their knowledge.

Carleton University officials have removed the scale inside its campus gym so students don’t stress about their weight.


Top News – 3/14/2017

Italian Archbishop Suggests Pope Benedict XVI Resigned Under Obama ‘Pressure’
It is “no coincidence” that some Catholic groups “have asked President Trump to open a commission of inquiry to investigate whether the administration of Barack Obama exerted pressure on Benedict,” said Archbishop Luigi Negri in an interview Monday, citing other revelations by Wikileaks regarding efforts by the Democratic Party to sway the direction of the Catholic Church in the United States. “It remains shrouded in mystery for now,” he said to news outlet Rimini 2.0, “but I am sure that those responsible will be found out.”

Benjamin Netanyahu Meets Trump Negotiator to Discuss Mid-East Peace
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Jason Greenblatt, US President Donald Trump’s international negotiations adviser, for over five hours in Jerusalem on Monday. They reaffirmed the joint commitment of both Israel and the United States to advance a genuine and lasting peace between Israel and the Palestinians that strengthens the security of Israel and enhances stability in the region.

As Jerusalem Jubilee Approaches, Knesset Seeks to ‘Reclaim’ Temple Mount
As Jerusalem’s Jubilee celebration approaches, the Israeli parliament has, for the first time, proposed establishing a government body focused on strengthening the connection between the Jewish State and its holiest site: The Temple Mount. This move has generated anger among Palestinian politicians, who believed recent efforts by the UN to erase this Jewish connection were successful.

Russia moving special forces into Libya
U.S., Egyptian and diplomatic sources say that Russia has apparently been moving special forces to an airbase in western Egypt near the border with Libya in recent days, according to a report by Reuters. Russia has shown increasing involvement in Libya in recent months and appears to be taking steps to back Haftar to lead the battle-torn kingdom…

Employers can ban the burka, European court rules
Employers can bar staff from wearing visible religious symbols such as the burka, the European Union’s top court has ruled. The ruling came in its first decision on the issue of women wearing Islamic headscarves at work.

Soros Fellow Flees Country While Wife Arrested For Welfare Scam
A lawyer and recipient of a prestigious Paul & Daisy Soros fellowship for immigrants has reportedly fled the U.S., possibly to Africa, as his wife faces criminal welfare fraud charges in Arlington, Va.

5.5-magnitude Rota quake felt on Guam
A 5.5-magnitude quake struck about 11 miles northeast of Rota in the Northern Mariana Islands before 7 p.m. yesterday, also causing some of the buildings on Guam to shake.

Earthquake rocks Andaman and Nicobar Islands
An earthquake measuring 5.9 in the richter scale rocked the Andaman and Nicobar Islands on Tuesday morning, said an official. “The earthquake was experienced at 8.21 a.m,” said the India Meteorological Department (IMD) official.

Revolutionary Guard commander: Hezbollah more prepared than ever to attack Israel
As US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu both continue to apply pressure on Iran…an assistant to a commander in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps revealed…that Hezbollah has raised its level of preparedness and is ready to launch a massive attack against Israel with lethal results. The Iranian commander explained that Iran has opened factories in Lebanon for the purpose of manufacturing long-range missiles as well as other munitions and has recently passed ownership of the factories to Hezbollah.

Netanyahu, Greenblatt meet for five hours on way to move diplomatic process forward
A five hour meeting between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US President Donald Trump’s advisor Jason Greenblatt ended Monday evening with a statement pledging commitment to finding a true, sustainable peace agreement and the need to improve living conditions in the Palestinian Authority. According to a statement put out by the Prime Minister’s Office, the two affirmed the joint commitment of the US and Israel to advancing a “true, sustainable peace between Israel and the Palestinians that will strengthen Israel’s security and stability in the region.”

Somali pirates suspected of first ship hijacking since 2012
An oil tanker has been hijacked by suspected pirates off the coast of Somalia, reports say, the first such hijacking in the region in five years. The ship sent a distress signal on Monday evening, saying it was being approached by high-speed boats. The gunmen have told a local official they are fishermen whose equipment was destroyed by illegal fishing vessels.

EU workplace headscarf ban is legal, says ECJ
Employers are entitled to ban workers from the “visible wearing of any political, philosophical or religious sign” including headscarves, Europe’s top court has ruled. But the ban must be based on internal company rules requiring all employees to “dress neutrally”, said the European Court of Justice (ECJ). It cannot be based on the wishes of a customer, it said.

Theresa May to insist new Scottish referendum must be held AFTER Britain leaves the EU
Theresa May is today poised to emphatically reject Nicola Sturgeon’s timetable for a second vote on Scottish independence, amid fears it could undermine Brexit. Scotland’s First Minister yesterday declared she will push for another referendum just before the UK leaves the EU. She insisted Scots deserved a ‘real choice’ over EU membership and threatened to throw a grenade into Brexit talks by holding the vote between autumn 2018 and spring 2019.

American Citizens: U.S. Border Agents Can Search Your Cellphone
When Buffalo, New York couple Akram Shibly and Kelly McCormick returned to the U.S. from a trip to Toronto on Jan. 1, 2017, U.S. Customs & Border Protection officers held them for two hours, took their cellphones and demanded their passwords. “It just felt like a gross violation of our rights,” said Shibly, a 23-year-old filmmaker born and raised in New York. But he and McCormick complied, and their phones were searched.

Estrangement between Europe and Turkey grows as a referendum on Erdogan’s power nears
The unusually bitter dispute between European countries and Turkey over President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s attempts to hold political rallies in their cities is sharply escalating…After its ministers were barred from giving campaign speeches…the Turkish government stoked the crisis by accusing the German government of “Nazi practices,” calling the Dutch “Nazi remnants,” warning that they will “pay the price” and telling the Dutch ambassador not to return to Ankara.

North Korea warns of ‘merciless’ strikes as U.S. carrier joins South Korea drills
North Korea warned the United States on Tuesday of “merciless” attacks if an aircraft carrier strike group led by the USS Carl Vinson, which is joining South Korean forces for exercises, infringes on its sovereignty or dignity. North Korea, which has alarmed its neighbors with two nuclear tests and a string of missile launches since last year, said the arrival of the U.S. strike group was part of a “reckless scheme” to attack it.

Rev. Graham: ‘Christianity Honors Women,’ Unlike ‘Islamic Countries Where Women Have No Rights’
In reference to the honoring of women in many countries on International Women’s Day, March 8, evangelical leader Franklin Graham said it was women who stayed with Christ at the Cross and first saw Him resurrected, and added that “Christianity honors women” but this is not evident in some “Islamic countries where women have no rights and are treated as property.”

CBO Report On Trumpcare Is Out: 24 Million More Uninsured By 2026, Deficit Cut By $337 Billion
The CBO scoring of the American Health Care Act, aka “Trumpcare” is out, and among the key highlights are: i) a reduction in the deficit by by $337 billion over the 2017-2026 period, ii) 14 million more would be uninsured by 2018, rising to 24 million by 2026. Furthermore, iii) average premiums for single  policyholders in the nongroup market would be 15% to 20% higher than under current law

12 Million Americans Are About To Get An Artificial Boost To Their FICO Scores
Tax liens and civil judgments soon will be taken off people’s credit reports, the latest move to omit negative information from consumer financial scorecards, in the process artifically boosting the FICO score for as many as 12 million Americans. “It’s going to make someone who has poor credit look better than they should,” said John Ulzheimer, a former manager at Experian and credit-score creator FICO.

ISIS is cornered, desperate, and leaving trail of destruction in Mosul
The forces pushing out ISIS in Iraq say the militant group is trapped inside western Mosul. The U.S. envoy to the coalition fighting ISIS says they’ve cut off the last road out of the city and it’s only a matter of time before ISIS is “totally defeated.”

Turkey’s Autocratic President Tells NATO Allies, ‘Nazism Is Alive in the West’
In one of the worst diplomatic rows between NATO allies in decades, Turkey’s Islamist president has compared the Dutch government to Nazis after it prevented two Turkish ministers from addressing rallies in the Netherlands in support of the Turkish leader’s attempts to significantly expand his powers.


The Briefing 03-14-17

Cannibalism on CNN’s “Believer”: How Reza Aslan’s attempt to show all religions the same backfired

Coopers Brewery under fire for association with Bible Society in ad featuring marriage equality debate

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How The Federal Reserve Is Setting Up Trump For A Recession, A Housing Crisis And A Stock Market Crash

Janet Yellen - Public DomainMost Americans do not understand this, but the truth is that the Federal Reserve has far more power over the U.S. economy than anyone else does, and that includes Donald Trump.  Politicians tend to get the credit or the blame for how the economy is performing, but in reality it is an unelected, unaccountable panel of central bankers that is running the show, and until something is done about the Fed our long-term economic problems will never be fixed.  For an extended analysis of this point, please see this article.  In this piece, I am going to explain why the Federal Reserve is currently setting the stage for a recession, a new housing crisis and a stock market crash, and if those things happen unfortunately it will be Donald Trump that will primarily get the blame. (Read More…)


March 14, 2017
Trump never promised to free health care from government control
ALAN KEYES — As things are going right now, it looks like sincere conservatives who accepted the “lesser-of-evils” reasoning to vote for Donald Trump will soon be choking down its consequences when it comes to policy. President Trump is praising the bill to “repeal and replace” Obamacare offered by the GOP’s House Leadership…. (more)

March 13, 2017
LARRY KLAYMAN — This morning I turned on Fox News only to watch Rep. Peter King of New York trash some in the Republican Party and the so-called “far right,” undoubtedly meaning yours truly, over our outrage at the apparent misuse of the nation’s intelligence agencies to not only wiretap President Trump and his associates, like Gen. Michael Flynn, but also to conduct surveillance on the populace as a whole…. (more)

March 13, 2017
CLIFF KINCAID — One of The Washington Post’s big disclosures on Sunday was a front-page story about President Donald Trump’s choice of a cemetery. It was the latest contribution from reporter David A. Fahrenthold, whose job it is to probe every aspect of the life of the new President, no matter how esoteric and trivial…. (more)

March 13, 2017
GARTH KANT — The woman who is perhaps the nation’s top investigative journalist is fighting back against Big Brother. Sharyl Attkisson shared with WND a detailed and harrowing description of what it was like to experience a reality straight out of Orwell: The reporter claims she was spied on by the Obama administration while investigating its scandals…. (more)

March 13, 2017
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., Sunday warned House Republicans could pay the ultimate price in the 2018 elections if they vote in support of the Obamacare replacement bill…. (more)


March 13, 2017
NEWSMAX — The American Health Care Act does not repeal Obamacare, Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, said Sunday, and he wants to know why Republican lawmakers do not put the clean repeal order they voted for just over a year ago on President Donald Trump’s desk rather than agree to House Speaker Paul Ryan’s plan…. (more)


March 13, 2017
LEO HOHMANN — American intelligence agencies have growing evidence that the Iranian-backed Hezbollah terrorist group maintains a network of sleeper cells in the United States, according to a new report. Though Hezbollah has not conducted a major attack on U.S. soil, the group could decide to strike key American sites should U.S.-Iran relations deteriorate substantially, according to the Investigative Project on Terrorism…. (more)

March 12, 2017
PAUL BREMMER — President Trump made his view clear during his Feb. 28 address to Congress: Obamacare is a “disaster” which must be repealed and replaced. However, House Republicans are wracked by divisions over how to go about repealing and replacing the health-care law…. (more)


March 12, 2017
SUSAN FERRECHIO — House Republican leaders next week will continue to sell conservatives on their proposal to repeal and replace Obamacare as their controversial legislation churns through a third committee, and government number crunchers provide a much-anticipated price tag…. (more)

March 12, 2017
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — The Commerce Department is investigating claims by one of its former scientists that an Obama administration climate change study was rushed out using “unverified” data…. (more)

March 11, 2017
CLIFF KINCAID — It was a case of incredibly bad timing on the part of CBS News. On the same day we learned that there had been a massive leak of classified information engineered through President Obama’s CIA, the CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley featured one of Obama’s former CIA directors arguing that Trump was being irrational by criticizing the intelligence community…. (more)

March 11, 2017
NEWSMAX — President Donald Trump reportedly dished out a threat to Republicans who do not support the House GOP’s Obamacare replacement bill: back the bill or I won’t support your reelection…. (more)


March 11, 2017
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — The political nonprofit group aligned with House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., is targeting conservative holdouts with television ads urging them to “vote with President Trump” and support the party’s legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare…. (more)

March 11, 2017
INDEPENDENT JOURNAL — Republicans’ long-anticipated Obamacare replacement has received a less than warm reception, even within the party itself. Among the disappointed is Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), who now says he’s found a decades-old rule that he hopes will allow Republicans to pass a more thorough, far-reaching health care reform bill…. (more)

March 11, 2017
NEWSMAX — An American Bar Association committee has given Judge Neil Gorsuch its top rating, the association announced in a letter Thursday. The ABA’s Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary rated Gorsuch “well qualified” to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, its highest rating. The ABA announced the rating in a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee chairman, Iowa’s Chuck Grassley, and ranking member Dianne Feinstein of California…. (more)

March 11, 2017
WASHINGTON TIMES — President Trump praised the Secret Service Saturday for apprehending a “troubled person” who breached White House security late Friday night. Agents “did a fantastic job” in stopping the man with a backpack near the south entrance of the White House shortly before midnight, Mr. Trump said…. (more)

March 10, 2017
CNBC — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has called on Congress to raise the United States debt limit “at the first opportunity.” In a letter to congressional leaders dated Wednesday, Mnuchin said the Treasury will stop issuing certain state and local securities on March 15, when the most recent suspension of the debt limit expires…. (more)

March 10, 2017
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — With unmatched hostility to the political establishment and an energy unlike anything seen before in modern American politics, Donald Trump promised swift and fundamental change on the campaign trail. After a few months on the job, though, the populist president appears pacified…. (more)

March 10, 2017
NEWSMAX — Vice President Mike Pence can overrule a Senate parliamentarian and bulk up the House healthcare bill to include conservative-favored reforms, like letting insurance companies sell across state lines, according to Sen. Ted Cruz…. (more)


March 10, 2017
NEWSMAX — Pope Francis says the church must study whether it’s possible to ordain married men to minister in remote communities facing priest shortages. In an interview published Thursday with Germany’s Die Zeit, Francis stressed that removing the celibacy rule is not the answer to the Catholic Church’s priest shortage…. (more)

March 9, 2017
CHELSEA SCHILLING — Americans are expressing outrage after a CNN host ate a cooked human brain with a group of cannibals in India for the Sunday premiere of the network’s show, “Believer.” “Want to know what a dead guy’s brain tastes like? Charcoal,” CNN host and religion scholar Reza Aslan wrote in a Facebook post on Sunday. “It was burnt to a crisp! #Believer.”… (more)


March 9, 2017
CLIFF KINCAID — On “Fox & Friends,” President Donald Trump declared, in regard to the protests against him, “I think that President Obama’s behind it because his people are certainly behind it.” Once again, Trump has struck gold. It’s “gold” in the form of taxpayer money. In addition to funding from billionaire hedge fund operator George Soros, we find a federal financial connection to some of the anti-Trump protests…. (more)

March 9, 2017
BRYAN FISCHER — Well, now we know why the GOP establishment kept their ObamaCare replacement package locked in a room where not even GOP senators could read it. Everyone naturally wondered what they were hiding, and now we know. They were hiding it because it is a horrible, no good, very bad piece of legislation…. (more)

March 9, 2017
DAN POPP — The “Republicans” have introduced an antidote for Obamacare, and – – surprise! – – it isn’t the Constitution. Or free markets. Our old Marxist pal Paul Ryan, who once ran for Vice President on the promise to “save” FDR’s lawless Ponzi scheme, has cooked up a “replacement” for the ACA…. (more)

March 9, 2017
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — Virginia Republican Rep. Dave Brat said if Republicans repeal the Affordable Care Act with legislation just approved by two key House committees, they will make the same mistakes as Democrats and face voters’ wrath…. (more)

Top Headlines – 3/14/2017

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  • Debt Ceiling Fight May Be Too Tempting for Trump to Pass Up (Read More)
  • Russia appears to deploy forces in Egypt, eyes on Libya role (Read More)
  • EU headscarf ban ruling sparks faith group backlash (Read More)
  • Pound Tumbles in Delayed Reaction as May Gets Brexit Go-Ahead (Read More)
  • The Most Important Player in the AIG CEO Resignation: Carl Icahn (Read More)
  • Waning Sales Force Layoffs By Gun Maker in New York (Read More)
  • German police raid flats, shut mosque visited by Berlin truck attacker (Read More)
  • Musk’s bold offer of Tesla batteries won’t solve Australia’s power problems  (Read More)
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  • Why Robert Shiller Is Worried About the Trump Rally (Read More)
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  • Somali pirates hijack first commercial ship since 2012 (Read More)
  • Tillerson used email alias at Exxon to talk climate: New York attorney general (Read More)
  • South Korean prosecutors to summon ousted president Park (Read More)
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  • Fall in Volkswagen brand profit shows long road to recovery (Read More)
  • German investor morale improves less than expected in March (Read More)

As Trump envoy set to visit, Liberman pushes population transfer plan

Liberman suggests new peace push afoot, calls for population swaps

Jewish Home MK denies Likud request to delay Ma’ale Adumim annexation bill

PM to Trump envoy: Peace progress with all neighbors possible under new president

Abbas: Trump told me he wants two-state solution

Our World: Trump embraces the PLO fantasy

Abbas looks to unite PLO ahead of Trump meeting

Palestinian marchers demand Abbas resign over Israel ties

Palestinians protest Israel-PA security cooperation

How Hamas is winning hearts and minds in Europe

Palestinian forces said to use live fire to quell anti-PA protest in West Bank

Netanyahu hits back at Iran FM over accusation of ‘distorting’ Purim history

Stabbing attack on Purim in Jerusalem

Following Jerusalem stabbing attack, police raids terrorist’s family home

Code Red alert in the Eshkol region a false alarm

Palestinian children reportedly pretend to execute IDF soldiers in foreign aid-funded schools

Proposed Temple Mount advocacy foundation raises ire among Arab MKs

Thousands protest bill that aims to mute Muslim call to prayer

Jewish centers in US, Canada hit with fresh spate of bomb threats

Wave of threats at Jewish centers across the US sends police scrambling

France’s conservatives apologize for ‘anti-Semitic’ attack on rival presidential candidate

US lawmakers urge Trump not to cancel anti-Semitism envoy position

Chilean Palestinians threaten to boycott Christians over anti-BDS meeting

2,000-Year-Old Roman Road and Coins Discovered in Israel

Iran sets up underground rocket factories in Lebanon

Christians Beat Down by Egyptian Authorities for Demanding Release of Girl Kidnapped by Muslims

Egyptian Prosecutor Orders Release of Hosni Mubarak, President Toppled in 2011

Egypt court finds Mubarak innocent in killing of protesters

US general warns of Kremlin interference in Libya amid reports of Russian mercenaries

Syrian children ‘pushed to the brink’ after worst atrocities since war began

IS fighters left in Mosul will die, says US envoy McGurk

Iraqi forces unearth mass grave of Shi’ite inmates killed by ISIS

Russia’s Putin says ceasefire in Syria on whole being observed

Russia, Turkey, Iran to press ahead with Syria talks: Kazakhstan

Turkey’s Erdogan says wants to work with US-led coalition on Syria’s Manbij

Turkey suspends high-level relations with Netherlands

Turkey rallies row: Germany and Netherlands harden stance

Estrangement between Europe and Turkey grows as a referendum on Erdogan’s power nears

Turkey’s Erdogan slams Merkel for siding with Netherlands, accuses Germany of supporting terrorism

Global Leaders Rattle Their Sabers As The World Marches Toward War

China’s Xi pushes advanced technology for military

Vietnam demands China stop cruises in South China Sea

Japan plans to send largest warship to South China Sea, sources say

Is North Korea practicing for nuclear war?

US Delta Force, SEAL Team 6 Prepare To Take Out Kim Jong-Un, Practice Tactical North Korea “Infiltration”

U.N. Official Demands Inquiry Into Kim Jong-nam’s Death

Trump gives CIA power to launch drone strikes

White House appears to soften Trump’s claim on wiretapping

Trump adviser: Gov can surveil people with microwaves

Washington’s Spy Paranoia

American Citizens: U.S. Border Agents Can Search Your Cellphone

Democrats Warn of Showdown Over Trump’s Border Wall

Tennessee sues federal government over refugees

Amnesia: Bill Clinton and Janet Reno Fired All 93 U.S. Attorneys At Once

Clinton contacts also met with Russian ambassador, Putin aide says

Brexit bill: Parliament clears way for talks with EU

6.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Mohean, India

5.6 magnitude earthquake hits near Lemito, Indonesia

5.5 magnitude earthquake hits near Rota, Northern Mariana Islands

5.2 magnitude earthquake hits near Batang, Indonesia

5.1 magnitude earthquake hits near Ovalle, Chile

5.1 magnitude earthquake hits near Tharyarwady, Burma

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Jayapura, Indonesia

Bogoslof volcano in the Aleutian Islands erupts to 18,000ft

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

Sinabung volcano in Indonesia erupts to 16,000ft

Fuego volcano in Guatemala erupts to 14,000ft

Reventador volcano in Ecuador erupts to 11,500ft

Nor’easter to shut down travel, unleash blizzard conditions in at least 8 states

Airlines cancel more than 1,500 flights ahead of late winter storm

Cherry Blossoms Endangered If Temperature Drops to 24 Degrees

Australia considers childcare ban on unvaccinated children

CBO Sees 24 Million More Uninsured, $337 Billion Deficit Cut in Coming Decade With GOP Health Plan

Trump administration disagrees with CBO report on health care

Gingrich Blasts ‘Disgustingly Wrong’ CBO: It ‘Should Be Abolished’

Paul Ryan: CBO report on ObamaCare repeal ‘exceeded my expectations’

The Obamacare replacement bill could die on Thursday

Ryan Warns: If We Don’t Pass My Bill, ‘The System Is Going to Collapse’

Republican senator: GOP risks losing House majority if health bill approved

Democrats Kill Bill to Protect Babies Born Alive After Botched Abortions

GOP lawmaker says America doesn’t need ‘somebody else’s babies’ – warns of a liberal effort to break down Western civilization

Nonprofit floats child sex dolls as treatment for pedophiles

Aid Workers with Franklin Graham’s Samaritan’s Purse Kidnapped in South Sudan

SXSW 2017: Why is the Vatican at a tech conference?

Evangelicals need to stop being wimps

Modern witchcraft and the spell on Donald Trump – a murky cauldron

People think they’re nicer than they actually are, study finds

Tim Challies – How Jesus Called Out False Teachers and Deadly Doctrine

Video – Is Joel channeling Stuart Smalley? It’s no secret

Former members of Word of Faith Fellowship hold community meeting

New Study Reveals What Americans Think of Women Pastors

Judge Awards Tri-Custody of Child to Former Couple and Their ‘Polyamorous’ Lover

Samaritan’s Purse Staff Kidnapped as South Sudan Faces Famine

These 3 Emerging Fronts Could Produce World War 3

Posted: 14 Mar 2017 07:23 AM PDT

(By Youssef El-Gingihy) Although there has been no major combat between the great powers since the Second World War, there are three key fronts emerging…

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Minnesota University Ditches Homecoming ‘King and Queen’ — Replaces with Genderless ‘Royals’

Posted: 14 Mar 2017 07:16 AM PDT

Ladies and Gentlemen, we are excited to announce to you this year’s “Royals”! Wait! What? You heard that correctly. According to report out of Minnesota,…

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Facial Recognition App Allows Users To Locate Strangers on Facebook By Taking Their Picture

Posted: 14 Mar 2017 07:06 AM PDT

How would you like for a total stranger walking down the street in public to snap a picture of you using their smartphone and then…

Read more at End Time Headlines.

What the Prophetic Calendar Says About Israel and Jesus’ Second Coming

Posted: 14 Mar 2017 06:32 AM PDT

(By Ron Allen) Last week, the stars of the constellation Gemini (The United) were directly overhead at the zenith point in the southern U.S. Gemini…

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This Matthew 24 Deception Continues to Ransack Our Youth

Posted: 14 Mar 2017 06:28 AM PDT

(By Larry Tomczak)  For the past decade, I have been addressing LGBTQ issues along with my longtime friend Dr. Michael Brown. For my part, I…

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North Korea threatens ‘Merciless’ attack on US in retaliation for South Korea Drills

Posted: 14 Mar 2017 06:23 AM PDT

The crazy leader of North Korea Kim-Jong-Un has just threatened to unleash a “merciless” attack on America if joint military exercises with South Korea continue in the…

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German Official Wants $53 Million Fines For “Hate Posts” on Social Media

Posted: 14 Mar 2017 06:13 AM PDT

First they want to flag what they deem as “Fake News” and then it was censoring “Hate Posts” and now according  to a new report…

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Is The Federal Reserve Setting Up Trump For A Recession, Housing Crisis And A Stock Market Crash?

Posted: 14 Mar 2017 06:02 AM PDT

(Reported By Michael Snyder) Most Americans do not understand this, but the truth is that the Federal Reserve has far more power over the U.S. economy…

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The Most Unlikely Muslim Nation Is Seeing an Explosion of Converts to Christ

Posted: 14 Mar 2017 05:57 AM PDT

New reports are revealing that God is still on the move in the Middle East and According to official estimates, the Nation of Bangladesh is…

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DEVELOPING: 8 of Franklin Graham’s Aid Workers Kidnaped in Sudan

Posted: 14 Mar 2017 05:45 AM PDT

Franklin Graham and his Aid Workers in South Sudan desperately need your prayers and Intercession in this hour as reports are indicating that eight local…

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Purim and The Revealing of the Bride

Posted: 13 Mar 2017 08:35 PM PDT

(By Kelly McDonald, Jr). The background for the celebration of Purim is found in the book of Esther. Interestingly enough, God’s name is not found…

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Obama-Era Judge Strikes Down Public School Visit to Christian Institution

Posted: 13 Mar 2017 08:01 PM PDT

(by Kelly McDonald, Jr) Last Thursday an Obama-Era Judge ruled public schools in Missouri to be in violation of the constitution for visiting Victory Ministries…

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RadioShack Declares Bankruptcy Again

Posted: 13 Mar 2017 07:59 PM PDT

(by Kelly McDonald, Jr) For the second time in just two years, RadioShack has announced bankruptcy. They plan to close around 200 stores and re-evaluate…

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State of Tennessee Sues Feds Over Refugee Program

Posted: 13 Mar 2017 07:55 PM PDT

(by Kelly McDonald, Jr) Tennessee is suing the Federal Government over the refugee resettlement plan started under former President Barack Obama. The Tenth Amendment of…

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Woman That Prophesied Trump Would Win Now Warns That A “Great Shaking” Is Coming And Churches Will Fall

Posted: 13 Mar 2017 07:55 PM PDT

(By Michael Snyder) If Dr. Patricia Green is correct, America is about to be shaken like we have never seen before. And considering her track…

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New War To Label Conservative Sites as “Fake News”

Posted: 13 Mar 2017 07:49 PM PDT

(by Kelly McDonald, Jr) An assistant professor at Merrimack College, Melissa Zimdars, has recently declared that conservative news sites such as Breitbart, Red State, Drudge…

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Can Artificial Intelligence Tell If You Are Guilty?

Posted: 13 Mar 2017 07:46 PM PDT

(by Kelly McDonald, Jr) Scientists claim that artificial intelligence (AI) and brain scanning can be used to tell if someone is guilty of breaking the law….

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US Border Agents Searching Cell Phones of US Citizens

Posted: 13 Mar 2017 07:42 PM PDT

(by Kelly McDonald, Jr) There has been a recent spike in US border agents searching cell phones, including phones that belong to US citizens. In…

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Mysterious Boom Rattles Shelby County, Kentucky

Posted: 13 Mar 2017 02:45 PM PDT

Residents of Shelby County, KY were rattled by a reported mysterious boom that took to Social Media as witnesses flooded the platforms with chatter over the weekend…

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Scientists Create Artificial Retina Implant That Could Restore Vision to Millions

Posted: 13 Mar 2017 02:33 PM PDT

Another breakthrough has just been made in the science and health industries. According to a recent report, Scientists have now developed a retinal implant capable…

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Gay Attorney Says Disney Goes Too Far in Pushing LGBT Agenda

Posted: 13 Mar 2017 12:52 PM PDT

Has Disney gone too far with the push for LGBT indoctrination? Well according to one Mississippi attorney who identifies himself as a homosexual, the answer…

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20 Million at Risk of Starvation in world’s Largest Crisis in 70 Years

Posted: 13 Mar 2017 12:37 PM PDT

Jesus warned that there would be famines as one of the indicators of the End Times and we have seen our share of them over…

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Global Debt Bomb Ready To Explode, $21,714 For Every Man, Woman And Child In The World

Posted: 13 Mar 2017 12:18 PM PDT

(Reported By Michael Snyder) According to the International Monetary Fund, global debt has grown to a staggering grand total of 152 trillion dollars.  Other estimates…

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WAR DRUMS: US Navy Simulates Military Strike On North Korea

Posted: 13 Mar 2017 12:08 PM PDT

War Drums are pounding stronger as reports indicate that the U.S. special operations forces, including are scheduled to take part in joint military drills in South…

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What is The Gospel?


Who Do You Think That I Am?

Selected Scriptures

Code: A335

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

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

Consider what the Bible says about Him:

JESUS IS GOD

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

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

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

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

JESUS IS HOLY

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

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

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

JESUS IS THE SAVIOR

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

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

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

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

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

JESUS IS THE ONLY ACCEPTABLE OBJECT OF SAVING FAITH

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

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

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

JESUS IS LORD

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

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

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

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

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

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

JESUS IS THE JUDGE

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

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

HOW WILL YOU RESPOND?

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

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


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

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President Donald Trump’s first meeting with Germany’s Angela Merkel at the White House on Tuesday will test the power dynamic between the West’s two pre-eminent leaders, one struggling for credibility on the world stage while the other fights for political survival at home.

A group of former U.S. officials plans to seek its latest round of informal talks with North Korean officials as tensions escalate in the region.

Sweeping White House promises that insurance premiums will fall and more people will have coverage under the Obamacare replacement plan may be hard to keep as conservatives demand limits to government involvement in health care before they support the measure. Top officials from Donald Trump’s administration fanned out across political talk shows on Sunday to sell the merits of the American Health Care Act, the House bill intended to replace former President Obama’s signature health law.

A clash between South Sudanese government forces and rebels in the oil-rich northeastern state of Bieh left at least 23 people dead, army spokesman Lul Ruai Koang said.

New Jersey Transit, under state and federal inquiry for violating safety rules and operating protocols, logged the most accidents last year among the 10 biggest U.S. commuter railroads, federal records show.

Oil steadied below $49 a barrel as U.S. drillers continued to boost activity, countering OPEC’s efforts to drain a global glut.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will warn U.S. President Donald Trump that a proposed tax overhaul could spark retaliatory measures, including higher tariffs for American companies, according to Der Spiegel magazine.

While speculators continue to push the value of the digital money to record highs against the U.S. dollar, the system that verifies bitcoin transactions — known as the blockchain — is more backlogged than at any point in the currency’s eight-year history. The number of transactions awaiting verification is up more than fivefold from a year ago, and the jam is forcing users to pay increasingly high fees to speed up confirmations, which in some cases is making bitcoin more expensive to use than Visa Inc. or PayPal Holdings Inc.

Iceland is back. The government announced that, effective Tuesday, it will lift almost all of the remaining capital controls, allowing its citizens, corporations and pension funds full access to the global capital markets. Iceland’s krona plunged early Monday and bond yields climbed.

AP Top Stories

The American Civil Liberties Union wants to take over your town. On Saturday, the organization is launching a nationwide campaign to push local governments to become “Freedom Cities” by adopting a series of policies to make them safe havens for immigrants and refugees amid what the group has dubbed President Trump’s “mass deportation agenda.”

An intruder carrying a backpack was arrested after scaling a fence around the White House and entering the grounds, the U.S. Secret Service said on Saturday, in the latest breach of security at the president’s official residence.

The United Nations is calling for a united effort among member countries to tackle the “largest humanitarian crisis” in more than 70 years. More than 20 million people in Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan, and Nigeria are facing the threat of starvation and famine. $4.4 billion is needed by July to avert this disaster.

Twin bombs targeting Shiite pilgrims on Saturday killed 46 people in Damascus, most of them Iraqis, a monitoring group said, in one of the bloodiest attacks in the Syrian capital.

A day after a court removed her from power over a corruption scandal, ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye maintained her silence on Saturday as her opponents and supporters divided the capital’s streets with massive rallies that showed a nation deeply split over its future.

Vietnam on Monday demanded that China stop sending cruise ships to the South China Sea in a response to one of Beijing’s latest steps to bolster its claims in the strategic waterway. A Chinese cruise ship with more than 300 passengers visited the disputed Paracel Islands earlier this month.

The death toll in a horrific fire at a government-run shelter for Guatemalan teens has climbed to 39, officials said.

Up to 15 percent of active Twitter accounts are run by bots, capable of liking and re-tweeting.

Chinese officials are issuing new warnings about the specter of global religious extremism seeping into the country, following reports of fighters from China’s Muslim minority fighting alongside militants in Syria and Iraq.

BBC

Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed she will ask for permission to hold a second referendum on Scottish independence. The Scottish first minister said the move was needed to protect Scottish interests in the wake of the UK voting to leave the EU.

Syria’s children “hit rock bottom” in 2016, with more killed than in any other year of the civil war. At least 652 children died – 255 of them in or near a school – last year, a 20% jump from the number killed during 2015.

Unvaccinated children would be banned from childcare centers and preschools under an Australian government plan.

WND

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says it possesses a “limited amount” of 9mm bullets for agents in the field as well as for training purposes, and it is rationing its ammunition based on internal requests until it can award a new contract.

President Trump’s budget proposal this week would shake the federal government to its core if enacted, culling back numerous programs and expediting a historic contraction of the federal workforce. This would be the first time the government has executed cuts of this magnitude — and all at once — since the drawdown following World War II.


Top News – 3/13/2017

After Criticizing WikiLeaks, Ben Sasse Reports Hacking Attempts
The coolest man in the Senate, Senator Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) hit at WikiLeaks and its founder, Julian Assange, hard this past week. Well, after Sasse’s strong statements from Thursday, he began having computer troubles on Saturday, and took to Twitter to let people know.

Putin Spokesman: Russian Ambassador Met With Clinton’s Aides During the Presidential Campaign
“Well, if you look at some people connected with Hillary Clinton during her campaign, you would probably see that he had lots of meetings of that kind,” Dmitry Peskov told CNN “GPS” host Fareed Zakaria. “There are lots of specialists in politology, people working in think tanks advising Hillary or advising people working for Hillary.”

Exclusive: Japan plans to send largest warship to South China Sea, sources say
Japan plans to dispatch its largest warship on a three-month tour through the South China Sea beginning in May, three sources said, in its biggest show of naval force in the region since World War Two.

Severe storm to hit Northeast
The National Weather Service issued a blizzard watch from late Monday night through Tuesday evening for New York City and parts of northern New Jersey and southern Connecticut, while winter storm warnings and watches were issued for the remainder of the Northeast.

Ministerial initiative on Temple Mount raises ire among Arab MKs
The initiative to establish an advocacy foundation for Jewish connections to the Temple Mount has been met with fury among Arab lawmakers who claim the initiative is an attempt to change the status quo and harm an Islamic holy site.

‘US Will Not Be Happy’ With China Embracing Mediator Role in Middle East
Earlier, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said that Beijing was ready to help Riyadh and Tehran resolve bilateral tensions. “We hope that Saudi Arabia and Iran can resolve the problems that exist between them via equal and friendly consultations,” Wang said March 8 at an annual news conference in Beijing.

Liberman suggests new peace push afoot, calls for population swaps
Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman said Monday that any future peace agreement with the Palestinians should not see some current Israeli Arab MKs as citizens of Israel. Writing on his Facebook page, Liberman suggested that a new push for peace was on the horizon and warned against repeating what he said were the mistakes of the past…Liberman said that “the only way to a sustainable agreement is through land and population swaps as part of a larger regional peace deal.”

Top Trump adviser Greenblatt to meet today with Netanyahu, Abbas
Jason Greenblatt, US President Donald Trump’s special representative for international negotiations, is scheduled to arrive in Israel on Monday, three days after Trump’s phone call with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas about ways to advance the Middle East diplomatic process. Greenblatt is scheduled to meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem, and with Abbas in Ramallah.

Wave of threats at Jewish centers across the US sends police scrambling
Jewish community centers and synagogues across the United States received another series of phoned-in threats Sunday, prompting another round of police response. No suspicious items were found…”We do believe that this is part of, as I mentioned on Tuesday, a larger picture – a national trend. That’s why I did mention that the FBI was involved. They are assisting us. The state police has taken a lead role from a New York state perspective,” Brighton Police Chief Mark Henderson said.

Chilean Palestinians threaten to boycott Christians over anti-BDS meeting
Palestinians in Chile threatened to boycott a local Christian organization over a scheduled meeting with the Israeli Christian-Zionist leader Father Gabriel Naddaf. Last week, Naddaf, the head of the Christian Empowerment Council, was on a tour of the South American country, sponsored by the local JNF-KKL chapter and the Zionist Federation of Chile, to speak out against the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement.

Ethiopia rubbish dump landslide: Search for survivors
Rescue workers are searching for survivors of a landslide that has killed 50 people at a vast dump in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa. Officials say the death toll for the Saturday night landslide at the Koshe landfill is likely to rise. A resident said 150 people were there at the time. A number of makeshift houses are now buried under tonnes of waste.

Australia considers childcare ban on unvaccinated children
Unvaccinated children would be banned from childcare centres and preschools under an Australian government plan. Some Australian states already have “no jab, no play” laws, but PM Malcolm Turnbull is calling for nationwide legislation. Health groups have supported the push, arguing parents and the community have an obligation to protect children.

Australia considers childcare ban on unvaccinated children
Unvaccinated children would be banned from childcare centres and preschools under an Australian government plan. Some Australian states already have “no jab, no play” laws, but PM Malcolm Turnbull is calling for nationwide legislation. Health groups have supported the push, arguing parents and the community have an obligation to protect children.

Turkey rallies row: Germany and Netherlands harden stance
Several EU leaders have criticised Turkey, amid a growing row over the Turkish government’s attempts to hold rallies in European countries. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused Germany and the Netherlands of “Nazism” after officials blocked rallies there. Dutch PM Mark Rutte called his comments “unacceptable”, while Germany’s foreign minister said he hoped Turkey would “return to its senses”.

IS fighters left in Mosul will die, says US envoy McGurk
Any Islamic State militants left in the Iraqi city of Mosul will die there, the US envoy to the multinational coalition battling the jihadist group says. Brett McGurk said coalition and Iraqi government forces were “committed to not just defeating them in Mosul, but making sure these guys cannot escape”. He issued the warning after the Iraqi army’s ninth division cut off the last road out of the west of the city.

Syria war: 2016 deadliest year yet for children, says Unicef
Syria’s children “hit rock bottom” in 2016, with more killed than in any other year of the civil war, the United Nations children’s organisation says. At least 652 children died – 255 of them in or near a school – last year, a 20% jump from the number killed during 2015, Unicef said. The figure includes only formally verified deaths, meaning the number could be far higher.

SXSW 2017: Why is the Vatican at a tech conference?
As Bishop Paul Tighe sat down for our interview, he joked that not only is he probably the only priest at South by Southwest, but also the only person with grey hair. His presence here marks the first time the Vatican has attended the South by Southwest Interactive conference, and their panel – titled Compassionate Disruption – is one of this year’s most talked about events. “In a world where increasingly [we’re] not invited to part of conversations, I think if people are interested in having us, we’re delighted to be here.

Palestinian children reportedly pretend to execute IDF soldiers in foreign aid-funded schools
An investigation by British newspaper Mail on Sunday found that Palestinian 24 schools named after terrorists, in addition to evidence of promoting violence against Israel by teachers, while describing terrorists as heroes. The paper also stated that these schools are funded by British foreign aid. The piece includes photos of children pretending to kill an IDF soldiers as part of a school play.

Japan plans to send largest warship to South China Sea
Japan plans to dispatch its largest warship on a three-month tour through the South China Sea beginning in May, three sources said, in its biggest show of naval force in the region since World War Two. China claims almost all the disputed waters and its growing military presence has fueled concern in Japan and the West, with the United States holding regular air and naval patrols to ensure freedom of navigation.

Russia, Turkey, Iran to press ahead with Syria talks: Kazakhstan
Russia, Turkey and Iran are pressing ahead with a fresh round of Syria talks in Kazakhstan, Kazakh Foreign Minister Kairat Abdrakhmanov said on Monday, despite a request from Syrian rebels to delay the meeting. “We are awaiting confirmations from the other parties to the meeting,” Abdrakhmanov told parliament, adding that delegations had already started arriving in the Kazakh capital, Astana.

Freed Jordanian who killed 7 Israeli girls shows no remorse
A Jordanian soldier who killed seven Israeli schoolgirls in a 1997 shooting rampage was unrepentant after his release from prison Sunday, lashing out at Israelis with harshly derogatory remarks.

My message for Evangelical Christians: stop being silly, little wimps
In July 2012 I was speaking at a youth retreat in the mountains of Tennessee when I received a call from CNN.  It seemed that Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy had publicly commented on the issue of same-sex marriage and now the gay mafia were out to destroy him and his restaurant chain.  Would I, asked CNN, be willing to offer the orthodox Christian perspective on homosexuality and defend Chick-fil-A in this controversy?  After reviewing Cathy’s remarks and concluding that they were neither outrageous nor biblically incorrect, I agreed to the interview and, later that day I defended the Christian position on the network as vigorously as possible in the time that I had.

US Exorcists: Demonic Activity on the Rise
There is an alarming increase in demonic activity being reported by those who work in exorcism ministry, said the exorcist for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis. Although steps are being taken to increase the number of exorcists, demand is still outpacing supply.

Global Leaders Rattle Their Sabers As The World Marches Toward War
We have entered a season where leaders all over the globe feel a need to rattle their sabers, and many fear that this could be leading us to war. Will Trump be able to show that he is tough without going over the edge and starting an actual conflict?

Czech President Mocks Media, Declares Himself An “Agent Of Putin, Trump, China And Israel”
“I am an agent of Russia, and particularly of Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin” he declared, speaking in Russian. “I should add that I am also an agent of the Chinese President. Lately also of the new American President. I am an agent of Israel, which I have been supporting all this time.”

Republican senator: GOP risks losing House majority if health bill approved
Republican Sen. Tom Cotton said GOP members of the House should not “walk the plank” by approving the Republican health care bill, warning that it could cost the party the House majority and put the entire GOP agenda at risk.


The Briefing 03-13-17

Freedom of conscience vs. abortion “rights”: New Mexico legislature debates radical new abortion bills

Catholicism and the priesthood: Pope breaks with tradition, says he’s open to allowing married priests

When homework makes history: Danish boy finds German warplane wreckage during WWII assignment

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Many Young Adults Are Turning To Witchcraft As A Way To Rebel Against Their Conservative Christian Upbringings

Witchcraft Witch - Public DomainYoung adults in America are far less likely to identify themselves as “Christians” than previous generations of Americans, but that does not mean that they have given up on searching for spiritual meaning in their lives. According to Wikipedia, one very popular form of witchcraft known as Wicca has been growing at a rate of more than 100 percent annually in recent years, and this has been happening at a time when Christianity has been in decline in the United States. Of course other pagan and occult groups have been exploding in popularity as well, and as you will see below, one of the primary reasons for this is because many young adults are seeking ways to rebel against their conservative Christian upbringings. (Read More…)


$21,714 For Every Man, Woman And Child In The World – This Global Debt Bomb Is Ready To Explode

Debt Bomb Globe - Public DomainAccording to the International Monetary Fund, global debt has grown to a staggering grand total of 152 trillion dollars.  Other estimates put that figure closer to 200 trillion dollars, but for the purposes of this article let’s use the more conservative number.  If you take 152 trillion dollars and divide it by the seven billion people living on the planet, you get $21,714, which would be the share of that debt for every man, woman and child in the world if it was divided up equally. (Read More…)


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What the Hell is Going On? Part III

03-13-2017 • https://www.lewrockwell.com

In Part One and Part Two of this article, I revealed how the Deep State’s fake data and fake news propaganda machine can be overcome by opening your eyes, observing reality, understanding how Fed created inflation has destroyed our lives, and why the election of Trump was the initial deplorable pushback to Deep State evil.

“The notion that a radical is one who hates his country is naïve and usually idiotic. He is, more likely, one who likes his country more than the rest of us, and is thus more disturbed than the rest of us when he sees it debauched. He is not a bad citizen turning to crime; he is a good citizen driven to despair.”H.L. Mencken

“This new regime will enthrone itself for the duration of the Crisis. Regardless of its ideology, that new leadership will assert public authority and demand private sacrifice. Regardless of its ideology, that new leadership will  assert public authority and demand private sacrifice. Where leaders had once been inclined to alleviate societal pressures, they will now aggravate them to command the nation’s attention. The regeneracy will be solidly under way.” – The Fourth Turning – Strauss & Howe

We are now seven weeks into the Trump presidency and it seems like seven years with the amount of incidents that have occurred before and since his inauguration. When in doubt, Trump’s brain dead, hyperventilating with hate, opponents either blame the Russians or declare him Hitler. The histrionics displayed by the low IQ hypocritical Hollywood elite, corrupt Democratic politicians, fake news liberal media and Soros paid left wing radical terrorists over the last two months has been disgraceful, revolting, childish, and dangerous.

A counter-revolution by the gun owning normal people in the 85% red area of the country that voted for Trump would not be a pleasant experience for the paid protesters, vagina hat wearing feminazis and the safe space anti-free speech lefties on campuses across the land.

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What the Hell is Going On? Part III

03-13-2017 • https://www.lewrockwell.com

In Part One and Part Two of this article, I revealed how the Deep State’s fake data and fake news propaganda machine can be overcome by opening your eyes, observing reality, understanding how Fed created inflation has destroyed our lives, and why the election of Trump was the initial deplorable pushback to Deep State evil.

“The notion that a radical is one who hates his country is naïve and usually idiotic. He is, more likely, one who likes his country more than the rest of us, and is thus more disturbed than the rest of us when he sees it debauched. He is not a bad citizen turning to crime; he is a good citizen driven to despair.”H.L. Mencken

“This new regime will enthrone itself for the duration of the Crisis. Regardless of its ideology, that new leadership will assert public authority and demand private sacrifice. Regardless of its ideology, that new leadership will  assert public authority and demand private sacrifice. Where leaders had once been inclined to alleviate societal pressures, they will now aggravate them to command the nation’s attention. The regeneracy will be solidly under way.” – The Fourth Turning – Strauss & Howe

We are now seven weeks into the Trump presidency and it seems like seven years with the amount of incidents that have occurred before and since his inauguration. When in doubt, Trump’s brain dead, hyperventilating with hate, opponents either blame the Russians or declare him Hitler. The histrionics displayed by the low IQ hypocritical Hollywood elite, corrupt Democratic politicians, fake news liberal media and Soros paid left wing radical terrorists over the last two months has been disgraceful, revolting, childish, and dangerous.

A counter-revolution by the gun owning normal people in the 85% red area of the country that voted for Trump would not be a pleasant experience for the paid protesters, vagina hat wearing feminazis and the safe space anti-free speech lefties on campuses across the land.

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ACLU Launches Movement To Promote Resistance And Protest Of The Trump Administration

The American Civil Liberties Union staged a nationwide training event Saturday to make sure people are aware of their rights as protesters and urge organized, public resistance by those opposed to policies of President Donald Trump.

EDITOR’S NOTE: There is an enormous difference between protecting the rights of the people to engage in civil and political protest of our government, and actively working to create groups to resist and oppose the government. Now that the ACLU has aligned itself with the Obama Shadow Government, it has launched PeoplePower.org to spread anarchy and the liberal, socialist, Marxist, globalist agenda. Their new logo proudly features the raised red fist from Stalin-era Russian propaganda posters. Forward, Comrade!

Organizers said the event at a sports arena on the University of Miami campus was live-streamed to locations in all 50 states. ACLU Executive Director Anthony Romero said 200,000 people had signed up to attend one of an estimated 2,000 local events.

The event, staged in town hall style, was aimed at capitalizing on numerous demonstrations since Trump’s election in November and to make sure people know their rights to protest, Romero said. He said priority issues are immigration, the First Amendment free speech and religious freedom rights, civil and reproductive rights and rights of gay, lesbian and transgender people.

“We will bring all the lawsuits necessary to defend these rights,” Romero said. “We’ll do the work in the courts. You do the work in the streets. People are motivated. They want to be engaged.”

The ACLU also launched a new grassroots online organizing platform called PeoplePower.org. It’s billed as a way for people considering a local protest or rally to connect and coordinate with others around the country with similar intentions, and to provide details of ACLU initiatives.

Another plan is creation of “freedom cities” around the country that would encourage local officials to pass laws resisting Trump policies such as stepped-up deportations of people living in the country illegally, said Faiz Shakir, ACLU national political director.

Other parts of Saturday’s event detailed the rules for demonstrations on streets, sidewalks and in public parks, and the rights people have when arrested such as the right to remain silent. ACLU attorney Lee Rowland said large demonstrations generally require a local permit, but government can’t typically shut down protesters in public places without good reason.

“The government can’t censor you just because it disagrees with your opinion,” Rowland said.

Also speaking at the event was Padma Lakshmi, an Indian-born cookbook author, actress, model and television host. She said she emigrated to the U.S. at age four and said the nation appears to be retreating from its welcoming ways.

“Lately I’ve started to feel like an outsider,” she said. “What makes America great is our culture of inclusion. We must not tolerate the intolerance.” source


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Weight Scale Banned From Campus Gym After Students Call it ‘Triggering’

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Welcome to 2017 where even weight scales are now becoming offensive to folks! In fact, If you’re hoping to find a weight scale anytime soon…

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Iowa Students Apologize for American Flag Colors, Offensive to Refugees

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Apparently, Not only is the US Flag offensive in the US but now even wearing the colors “Red, White and Blue” is crossing the line…

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Senate Passes Bill Forcing Churches In Hawaii to Refer Women to Abortion Clinics

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Many Young Adults Are Turning To Witchcraft As A Way To Rebel Against Their Conservative Christian Upbringings

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What is The Gospel?


Who Do You Think That I Am?

Selected Scriptures

Code: A335

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

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

Consider what the Bible says about Him:

JESUS IS GOD

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

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

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

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

JESUS IS HOLY

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

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

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

JESUS IS THE SAVIOR

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

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

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

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

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

JESUS IS THE ONLY ACCEPTABLE OBJECT OF SAVING FAITH

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

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

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

JESUS IS LORD

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

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

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

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

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

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

JESUS IS THE JUDGE

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

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

HOW WILL YOU RESPOND?

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

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


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March 12, 2017 Truth2Freedom Briefing Report (US•World•Christian)

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Top News – 3/12/2017

WATCH: Jordanian soldier who killed 7 Israeli children receives hero’s welcome
A hero’s welcome is being planned for the Jordanian soldier who killed seven Israeli school girls in 1997 and was released from prison on Sunday after serving a 20 year sentence. Ahmad Daqamseh’s tribe is planning on throwing him a massive party in his home village of Ibdir in northern Jordan. Locals from Daqamseh’s tribe in Ibdir have welcomed him as a “hero soldier.” Video was released Sunday of well-wishers cheering him on as his vehicle made its way to the village.

German newspapers: Netanyahu is a mad dictator like Khamenei
Two German tabloids in Hamburg and Berlin wrote on Friday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is one of the world’s seven most insane dictators, prompting the Israeli Embassy to slam the report as antisemitic. In unsigned articles titled “The seven looniest leaders of the world,” the papers included Netanyahu on a list with Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Syria’s Bashar Assad, North Korea’s Kim Jong-un, Russia’s Vladimir Putin, the Philippines’ Rodrigo Duterte, and Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe.

Turkey referendum: Clashes as Dutch expel minister
Dutch riot police have clashed with protesters in Rotterdam, amid a diplomatic row that saw a Turkish minister escorted out of the country. Water cannon and police on horseback were used to disperse about 1,000 people outside the Turkish consulate. The minister was trying to win support among expatriates for a referendum on expanding Turkish presidential powers.

Chinese Communist Party officials harden rhetoric on Islam
China’s ruling Communist Party is hardening its rhetoric about Islam, with top officials making repeated warnings this past week about the specter of global religious extremism seeping into the country. Shaerheti Ahan, a top political and legal affairs party official in Xinjiang, became the latest official from a predominantly Muslim region to warn political leaders gathered in Beijing about China becoming destabilized by the “international anti-terror situation.”

Assad calls U.S. forces ‘invaders’, but still hopeful on Trump
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said U.S. forces in Syria were “invaders” and he had yet to see “anything concrete” emerge from U.S. President Donald Trump’s vow to prioritize the fight against Islamic State. Assad has said he saw promise in Trump’s statements emphasizing the battle against Islamic State in Syria, where U.S. policy under President Barack Obama had backed some of the rebels fighting Assad and shunned him as an illegitimate leader.

ACLU launches nationwide training on protest, resistance
The American Civil Liberties Union staged a nationwide training event Saturday to make sure people are aware of their rights as protesters and urge organized, public resistance by those opposed to policies of President Donald Trump. Organizers said the event at a sports arena on the University of Miami campus was livestreamed to locations in all 50 states. ACLU Executive Director Anthony Romero said 200,000 people had signed up to attend one of an estimated 2,000 local events.

Trump mulls Middle East peace conference
US President Donald Trump is mulling the option to hold a peace conference in the Middle East in an effort to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, after speaking on Friday with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. Friday’s 10-minute phone call was the first between Trump and Abbas since the former took office.

Death toll from Damascus bombing climbs to 74: Observatory
The death toll from a double bomb attack targeting Shi’ites visiting a pilgrimage site in Damascus has climbed to 74, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported on Sunday. Most of the dead in Saturday’s attack were Iraqi Shi’ites who were going to visit a cemetery near the Old City of Damascus. There has been no claim of responsibility. The Hezbollah-run al-Manar TV station said it was carried out by two suicide bombers.

Rules Being Enforced In Our Military About Transgenders Is Total Lunacy!
By now we all know that the “Hope and Change” drivel from BHO was all about the destruction of America as the world’s leader among nations.  From his apology tour to the Middle East, to his push for gay marriage and transgender laws; his determination to fundamentally change America was successful.

Trump Deploys Dozens Of Judges To Battle Massive Backlog Of Deportation Cases
In response to the ‘paralysis’ facing immigration courts, dealing with over 500,000 pending cases, President Trump is deploying 50 judges to immigration detention facilities across the United States, according to two sources and a letter seen by Reuters.

As Millions Of Venezuelans Try To Flee The Country They Run Into A Problem
While shortages of basic foods, medicines, and toilet paper may be a major societal problem, the people of Venezuela face an even more existential problem: the nation now lacks the materials to meet the soaring demand for new passports – making it almost impossible to leave the socialist utopia.

As North Korea’s arsenal grows, experts see heightened risk of ‘miscalculation’
On the day of North Korea’s first atomic test in 2006, aides to President George W. Bush began phoning foreign capitals to reassure allies startled by Pyongyang’s surprising feat. The test, aides said, had been mostly a failure: a botched, 1-kiloton cry for attention from a regime that had no warheads or reliable delivery systems and would never be allowed to obtain them.

When will Obama the Revolutionary Renegade strike?
Now that he’s been unceremoniously dragged off the high horse of his presidency, revolutionary renegade Barack Hussein Obama has returned to full-scale community organizing with a waiting ‘Civilian National security Force’, he promised back in 2008 that would be “just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded as the U.S. military” at his command.

Student Satanists Announce Lamb Sacrifice and Bible Burning at Clemson U
As most people know, demonic cults were a myth propagated in the 1990s with the hysteria of ritual abuse spreading throughout the US and Europe. They never existed, but it has become trendy for some people to emulate the imagined practices of Satanists. And now students at Clemson University have announced plans (via a poster) to perform a “live bloodletting and lamb sacrifice” and a burning of Bibles to commemorate the building of a new campus chapel.


Attorney General Jeff Sessions Demands Resignations Of 46 Obama-Appointed U.S. Attorneys

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is seeking the resignations of 46 United States attorneys who were appointed during the prior presidential administration, the Justice Department said Friday.

Many of the federal prosecutors who were nominated by former President Barack Obama have already left their positions, but the nearly four dozen who stayed on in the first weeks of the Trump administration have been asked to leave “in order to ensure a uniform transition,” Justice Department spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores said.

“Until the new U.S. attorneys are confirmed, the dedicated career prosecutors in our U.S. attorney’s offices will continue the great work of the department in investigating, prosecuting and deterring the most violent offenders,” she said in a statement.

It is customary, though not automatic, for the country’s 93 U.S. attorneys to leave their positions once a new president is in office. The Obama administration allowed political appointees of President George W. Bush to serve until their replacement had been nominated and confirmed.

Jeff Sessions Asks 46 Obama Appointed Attorneys To Resign

The federal prosecutors are nominated by the president, generally upon the recommendation of a home-state senator.

One U.S. attorney appointed by Bush, Rod Rosenstein of Maryland, remained on the job for the entire Obama administration and is the current nominee for deputy attorney general.

U.S. attorneys are responsible for prosecuting federal crimes in the territories they oversee. They report to Justice Department leadership in Washington, and their priorities are expected to be in line with those of the attorney general. source


Democrats And Liberal Media In Panic Mode As Obamagate Gets Ready To Blow Wide Open

A Hillary Clinton victory would have for at least a generation let Obama get away scot-free. But the sovereign God of Abraham, Issac and Jacob had other plans, and another candidate in mind. Donald J. Trump.

“So they hanged Haman on the gallows that he had prepared for Mordecai. Then was the king’s wrath pacified.” Esther 7:10 (KJV)

NTEB has been reporting to you since 2009 about how Barack Hussein Obama was the handpicked, George Soros created, New World Order globalist puppet to infiltrate and occupy the American government and do everything at his disposal to attempt to collapse our system from within. You can read our Obama archive of 1,300 plus articles by clicking here.

The”plan” was for Hillary Clinton to step into the Oval Office, with her victory bought and paid for by “unseen forces“, and she would continue Obama’s assault on our government and more importantly, shield from public view the facts exposing Obama for the usurper that he truly is. A Clinton victory would have for at least a generation let Obama get away scott-free. But the sovereign God of Abraham, Issac and Jacob had other plans, and another candidate in mind. Donald J. Trump. And that candidate, now our president, is exposing the whole thing. Obamagate is very real, and about blow sky-high.

Democrats plan to link Trump to the Russians is proving to be their own undoing

When Donald Trump won the presidency in the greatest upset in American history, the Democrats and all their associated minions immediately began a  mad scramble to concoct a plan to prevent their evil deeds from coming to light. Their combined genius came up with the Russian Hacking Scandal, in which they hoped, President Trump would be either neutralized or impeached and thereby rendered moot. But, as the Bible points out in the verse at the top, they are starting to swing on the very gallows they created for President Trump.

Just when the Obama Shadow Government thought they had Trump painted into a corner, the president released a bombshell. He claimed that he was hacked and spied on at the authorization of then-president Barack Obama. His claim was met with the predictable and immediate refutation by the Fake News Media, but as they saying goes, not so fast. As the rocks began to be turned over, the slimy denizens beneath began to reveal that yes, orders were given to “hack Trump”, and that yes, then-president Obama was at the helm.

Obamagate will prove to be the greatest scandal in American history, eventually dwarfing previous ones like Watergate, the assassination of JFK by the CIA, and the creation of the Federal Reserve in 1913 by the New World Order.

And, in such beautiful irony, none of this may have come to light had the Democrats not tried to tie the Trump campaign to the bogus Russian Hacking Scandal.

Democrats and fake news media are terrified, and absolutely in panic mode. And they should be.

Obama meet Haman, Haman meet Obama. Get ready to go swinging…


New Strain Of Terrifying Street Drug ‘Spice’ Creating Entire Subculture Of Human Zombies Across The Globe

Dead men and women were walking the streets of central Manchester this week.  Some of them, their faces wan and eyes open, but filled with a terrible vacancy, stumble forward with arms out-stretched.

“And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.” Revelation 9:6 (KJV)

Imagine people standing stock-still like shop mannequins, seemingly unconscious but upright, or slumped forward, as commuters scurry past with their heads down. There were still more I spotted comatose on pavements or slumped in doorways. One young man in a grey tracksuit lolled on the steps outside McDonald’s, twitching and gibbering to himself.

Outside the Arndale Shopping Centre, I saw another youth passed out on his back, his arms and legs extended into the air as if rigor mortis had set in. These are the victims of Spice, a generic term for various mixtures of herbs and potent chemicals which, until last May, was openly on sale in Britain as a so-called ‘legal high’.

The Walking Dead: New strain of spice turns homeless into zombies

Now, a powerful strain has emerged that produces a terrifying zombie-like effect in those who smoke it. It is estimated that up to 95 per cent of the young homeless in Manchester are using it, many of them hopelessly addicted.

Drug experts are warning of a Spice epidemic that is spreading from the North-West, driving a wave of crime and casualties that the police and emergency services are struggling to cope with.

‘Spice has the physically addictive qualities of heroin and the psychologically addictive qualities of crack,’ says Robert Ralphs, senior lecturer in criminology at the University of Manchester and an expert on the drug.

The crisis came to national attention this week following the publication of video footage, shot by an office worker in Manchester, showing people under its influence.

Photographs published in the Mail, taken by a bus driver who was alarmed by what he was seeing along his route each day in Wrexham in North Wales, further underlined this developing threat.

It has led to calls for Spice to be made a Class A drug.

I was, I admit, highly sceptical of the claims being made for Spice. I’m from Edinburgh, the heroin capital of Europe in the Eighties and setting for the film Trainspotting. I haven’t led a sheltered life and I believed I knew the worst that drugs could do.

Drug induced Zombie walk, Charlton St. Worcester, Mass. USA

It seemed highly unlikely a drug first produced as a supposedly ‘safe’ synthetic cannabis alternative — something available as a legal high for years to British teenagers — could have morphed into a substance wreaking more destruction than heroin or crack cocaine, as some of the reports suggested.

But what I have discovered is that there is nothing exaggerated about the effects of this highly addictive drug, as was evident within minutes of my arrival at Manchester Piccadilly Station this week.

Around the city square and shopping area in Piccadilly Gardens, the ‘zombies’ with their sunken cheeks and ghostly white skin covered in sores are highly visible. I watched users on a bench packing their pipes with Spice. Within seconds of smoking the drug, they were catatonic.

Carl, 50, was mixing his fix — an odourless, crumbly, green mix — with tobacco to roll in a joint when I approached him, just 20 yards from a mobile police office. He became addicted some years ago after buying the drug at a shop selling legal highs.

‘It’s awful to come off it — you rattle,’ he told me. ‘I’ve tried to get off it, but it’s harder than gear [heroin].’ He inhaled on the joint. It looked like a cigarette and was odourless — one reason users feel no need to hide their habit.

‘I smoke this because it’s better for me than injecting with needles — better for my health. I’m starting to feel woozy. I can feel all my problems going away.’ The conversation was swiftly terminated: Carl decided he wanted to be alone. He stood up and moved down the street. I watched him go. Five minutes later, he had managed barely 100 yards.

Carl is a typical victim in that the roots of this problem go back to the manufacture of legal highs in the late Nineties. These were chemical compounds sold in attractive packaging and made in industrial quantities in China and India to beat UK drugs laws.

They were not covered by legislation because the key chemicals they contained were unknown. Under names such as Black Mamba, K2 and Spice, they were sold as ‘harmless’ synthetic cannabis substitutes in legal high shops across Britain.

After a series of deaths were linked to them, the government acted — belatedly in the view of many who had been warning of the dangers — to shut down these shops last May, when a new law was introduced banning all psychoactive substances said to impact mental health.

However, it was too late for those already addicted and so the demand for Spice remained. Dealers of traditional hard drugs such as ‘white’ and ‘brown’ (slang for cocaine and heroin) started selling Spice, which is far cheaper and less risky to make locally than to import hard drugs.

The so-called Spice barons buy plant materials in bulk on the internet and spray them with synthetic chemicals which have potent psychoactive properties. Some dealers mix whole batches in their baths.

Tests on a Spice sample obtained in Manchester this week indicated the leaves had been sprayed with 5F-ADB, a synthetic chemical originally developed to mimic cannabis, but which is far more ‘efficient’.

It has been linked to a number of deaths in the UK and abroad. According to some experts, one Spice joint is akin to smoking up to 100 cannabis joints.

No one can explain why the drug has taken hold so quickly or why in Manchester particularly. But price is a factor.

So much is being produced that it’s half the price it was when sold as a ‘legal high’. At £5 a fix — a small plastic bag of Spice bearing an image of Bob Marley — will produce three joints and leave the user comatose for ten hours. source


Top Headlines – 3/12/2017

PM tells children celebrating Purim: Persians still want to kill us

Steinitz visits US counterpart, discusses energy cooperations and Israeli concerns over Iran

Ever unpredictable, Trump throws Mahmoud Abbas a lifeline

Thousands of Arab Israelis protest mosque loudspeaker bills

Jordan releases soldier who killed 7 Israeli schoolgirls in 1997 massacre

Assad says yet to see real steps from Trump on ISIS

Damascus Bombings Near Pilgrimage Sites Kill Dozens

Report: 22 civilians killed in bombing of Yemen market

Erdogan compares Dutch rally ban to Nazism as row spirals

Dutch embassy in Turkey sealed off as tit-for-tat row escalates

Turkish PM to Europe: ‘Don’t meddle’

As Millions Of Venezuelans Try To Flee The Country They Run Into A Problem

Foreigners who overstay their visas outnumber those who cross the border illegally

Trump Deploys Dozens Of Judges To Battle Massive Backlog Of Deportation Cases

Trump travel ban: Judge declines to reinstate ruling

Trump’s dilemma on WikiLeaks: Hail Assange or haul him before a judge?

China-U.S. Trade War Would Only Cause Pain: Commerce Minister

Top cop of Wall Street, Preet Bharara, fired after refusing Trump’s call to resign

Calif. man carrying Mace arrested on White House grounds after scaling fence

Intruder nearly reached White House entrance, complaint says

Intruder breaches White House grounds, arrested near residence entrance

ACLU launches nationwide training on protest, resistance

Video shows man being brutally beaten on lower Manhattan sidewalk as people walk by

The World Wide Web’s inventor warns it’s in peril on 28th anniversary

State DMV backs allowing self-driving cars with no human on board

Congress told to brace for ‘robotic soldiers’

As North Korea’s arsenal grows, experts see heightened risk of ‘miscalculation’

Light wars: space-based lasers among Beijing’s hi-tech arms

Thousands of people could live in space colonies orbiting the Earth in 20 years, expert claims

5.6 magnitude earthquake hits near Raoul Island, New Zealand

5.4 magnitude earthquake hits near Namie, Japan

5.4 magnitude earthquake hits near Makurazaki, Japan

5.2 magnitude earthquake hits near Saumlaki, Indonesia

Popocateptl volcano in Mexico erupts to 20,000ft

Sinabung volcano in Indonesia erupts to 12,000ft

Ebulobo volcano in Indonesia erupts to 10,000ft

Beyond The Forecast: Potentially Historic March Snowstorm Looming

Nor’easter to unleash heavy snow from DC to Boston as winter strikes back

Beyond Lyme: New Tick-Borne Diseases On The Rise In U.S.

Pence Promises Kentucky Its Obamacare ‘Nightmare’ About to End

Do Apes Deserve ‘Personhood’ Rights? Lawyer Heads to N.Y. Supreme Court to Make Case

In ‘Unique’ Case, Judge Grants Legal Custody of 1 Child to 3 Adults

New Utah bigamy law passes Senate after ‘Sister Wives’ suit

‘Keep Children Innocent’: Gay Attorney Says Disney Goes too Far in Pushing LGBT Agenda

Son unemotional in 911 call after decapitating mother

US Exorcists: Demonic Activity on the Rise

Tattooed devotees transform in Thai temple trance

New Bible Museum is Set to Open in Washington DC

Posted: 11 Mar 2017 08:12 PM PST

(By Kelly McDonald, Jr) A brand-new museum is set to open in Washington, DC just three blocks from the Capitol building. The Bible is by…

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When Egypt Comes Chasing After You!

Posted: 11 Mar 2017 07:33 PM PST

(By Ricky Scaparo) In this segment we discuss how many times in our lives the very things the Lord delivered us out of will eventually…

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California Considers Approving Self-Driving Cars Without Humans

Posted: 11 Mar 2017 07:01 PM PST

(By Kelly McDonald, Jr) The San Francisco Chronicle recently reported that the state of California is considering a regulation to allow self-driving cars without a…

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What is the Gospel of the Kingdom of God?

Posted: 11 Mar 2017 06:54 PM PST

(By Kelly Mcdonald JR) When our Savior, Jesus Christ, came to earth, He said, “The time has come…The kingdom of God has come near. Repent…

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Canadian Prime Minister Pledges Massive Donation to Abortions

Posted: 11 Mar 2017 06:47 PM PST

(By Kelly McDonald, Jr) At a time when Donald Trump, the United States President, is focused on cutting abortions, Canada’s leader is taking a different…

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Ancient Egyptian Statue Discovered in Egypt

Posted: 11 Mar 2017 06:38 PM PST

(By Kelly McDonald, Jr) Recently, the New York times released a piece discussing a world-class find in ancient Egypt. This past week, archeologists digging in…

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New Movie About Homosexual Activist Turned Pastor

Posted: 11 Mar 2017 06:31 PM PST

By Kelly McDonald, Jr) A New Movie: “I am Michael” has recently been released in theaters. It details the powerful story of Michael Glatze, who…

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Arkansas May Name Bible State Book

Posted: 11 Mar 2017 06:28 PM PST

(By Kelly McDonald, Jr) Dwight Tosh, a republican representative in the state of Arkansas, recently put forth a Bill to make the Bible the state…

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Northern Alabama Struck With Small Earthquake

Posted: 11 Mar 2017 01:49 PM PST

If you live near Hillsboro or Trinity, Alabama you may have felt the recorded tremor that the USGS reported today. According to the report, A small…

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Potentially Historic March Snowstorm Takes Aim at North East and England

Posted: 11 Mar 2017 01:26 PM PST

Are you ready for Spring yet? Don’t hold your breath because a Record cold and potential historic March snowstorm may be on its way!  The first…

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Have Christians Been Misinterpreting This Scripture for Hundreds of Years?

Posted: 11 Mar 2017 01:13 PM PST

(By J.D. King) I grew up singing the Ira Stamphill song “I’ve Got a Mansion Over the Hilltop.” Although it was originally written during the…

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Man breaches White House Security, Arrested near residence entrance

Posted: 11 Mar 2017 01:04 PM PST

Well, here we go again with the crazies trying to breach the White House! Remember all the stories that came out during the Obama Administration…

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California School changes name of ‘Father-Daughter’ dance to be more Inclusive

Posted: 11 Mar 2017 12:56 PM PST