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Are Christians Saved by Making Decisions for Christ? — Christian Research Network

11 For the Scripture says, “WHOEVER BELIEVES IN HIM WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED.” 12 For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, abounding in riches for all who call on Him; 13 for “WHOEVER WILL CALL ON THE NAME OF THE LORD WILL BE SAVED.” 14 How then will they call on Him in whom they have not believed? How will they believe in Him whom they have not heard? And how will they hear without a preacher? Romans 10:11-17 (NASB) Read verses 15-17 on the site.

Look at the passage at the top of this post (Romans 10:11-17). I remember memorizing v13 several years ago when I was in Evangelism Explosion training….

We pulled that verse out of Romans 10 and used in part of our gospel presentations. Does this passage show us the human side of the order of salvation? Start in v15. Preachers of the Gospel must be sent. Then from v14 we see that the preachers are to preach the Gospel. Then people hear the Gospel. As they hear the Gospel they believe. Then they call on the name of the Lord and are saved. It is very important that we see that belief comes before a person calls on the name of the Lord. Now let’s compare this with another passage.  View article →

Are Christians Saved by Making Decisions for Christ? — Christian Research Network

October 19 – Biblical Prisoners? — VCY America

October 19
Jeremiah 33:1-34:22
1 Timothy 4:1-16
Psalm 89:1-13
Proverbs 25:23-24

Jeremiah 33:1 – In prison? Jeremiah? He joins a good group of Biblical prisoners:

  • Joseph (Genesis 39:20)
  • Samson (Judges 16:21)
  • Hoshaiah (2 Chronicles 16:10)
  • Micaiah (1 Kings 22:27, 2 Chronicles 18:26)
  • Jehoiachin (2 Kings 25:27)
  • Jeremiah (Jeremiah 32:2)
  • John the Baptist (Matthew 4:12)
  • The Apostles (Acts 5:18)
  • Peter (Acts 12:5)
  • Paul & Silas (Acts 16:23-27)

Paul recounts that he was “in prisons more frequent” (2 Corinthians 11:23). As Psalm 69:33 tells us – “the LORD … despiseth not his prisoners,” and in Psalm 146:7 we hear “The LORD looseth the prisoners!”

Jeremiah 33:3 – Growing up it was fun to show off what you could make with Legos. But how much more amazing would it be to see the great and mighty things that the Creator of the Universe can make! Let’s call unto Him today!

Jeremiah 33:8 – Cleansed and pardoned! How can someone be cleansed? Leviticus 14:14 says that the blood of the trespass offering is needed to cleanse. Jeremiah accused them of bloodguiltiness (Jeremiah 2:34, Jeremiah 7:6, Jeremiah 19:4, Jeremiah 22:3, Jeremiah 22:17, Jeremiah 26:15), and Numbers 35:33 says that land cannot be cleansed of blood, but by the blood of him that shed it. Whose blood will be shed to pay for the penalty? Numbers 35:33 would imply that it would be Israel’s blood – but if their blood is shed, who would take the land? Someone who could take the iniquity of all – Isaiah 53:6. The Branch of Righteousness, the heir of David (Jeremiah 33:15), will save Judah. In the very first verse of the New Testament Jesus is identified as the Son of David (Matthew 1:1). Even the blind men could see that Jesus was the Son of David (Matthew 9:27, 20:30-32), and the Canaanite woman (Matthew 15:22). 

Jeremiah 34:7 – Lachish. Sennacherib had already attacked Lachish about 140 years earlier. Now it is under attack again.

In 1935, the archaeologist J.L. Starkey discovered in Lachish some broken pieces of pottery with writing on them, that have become known as the Lachish Letters. We’ll discuss them more as we continue, but if you ever get to the British Museum or the Rockefeller Museum in Jerusalem, be sure to look for them.

Replica – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lachish_letters#/media/File:Lachish_III_obv.JPG

Jeremiah 34:14 – Jeremiah notes that the commands of Exodus 21:2 and Deuteronomy 15:12 have been neglected, now the people that were released (belatedly) are being re-enslaved!

1 Timothy 4:1 – Let’s see – are we in the latter times?

  • Departing from the faith

Nearly one-third of white Americans raised in evangelical Christian households leave their childhood faith.2 About 60 percent of those who leave end up joining another faith tradition, while 40 percent give up on religion altogether. The rates of disaffiliation are even higher among young adults: 39 percent of those raised evangelical Christian no longer identify as such in adulthood.

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/are-white-evangelicals-sacrificing-the-future-in-search-of-the-past/ – note we’re focusing on white evangelicals merely because they are the largest subgroup of senior citizens in American religion.

1 Timothy 4:4-5 – Why do we say grace before a meal? We are commanded to!

https://www.saturdayeveningpost.com/2015/10/norman-rockwell-and-faith/

2 Timothy 4:13 – Notice the emphasis on doctrine. Avoid doctrines of devils (2 Timothy 4:1), remember doctrine (2 Timothy 4:6), good doctrine (2 Timothy 4:6), Teach good doctrine (2 Timothy 4:11), give attendance to doctrine (2 Timothy 4:13), Meditate on it (2 Timothy 4:15), and take heed to the doctrine (2 Timothy 4:16).

Psalm 89:1 – Let’s sing forever!

Psalm 89:34 – We just read in Jeremiah about the Branch of David (Jeremiah 33:15, 17, 21-22, 26) and again we are reminded of the everlasting covenant with the seed of David!

Psalm 89:9 –  This seed of David is identified as stilling the waves of the raging seas! In Matthew 8:27 we see who this is!

Proverbs 25:24 – A great book I’ve started reading is “Discovering the Mind of a Woman.” I’ve already bought copies for a couple of my friends (currently $1.99 on Kindle).

Share how reading thru the Bible has been a blessing to you! E-mail us at 2018bible@vcyamerica.org or call and leave a message at 414-885-5370.

October 19 – Biblical Prisoners? — VCY America

A Biographical Prophecy: End Times People – Listen to Turning Point with Dr. David Jeremiah, Oct 19, 2021

The Bible tells us that people will become more and more depraved in the Last Days, and that trend is evident right now. What can we do about it? Today on Turning Point, Dr. David Jeremiah offers insights from God’s Word to help us shine our light more brightly in this darkening world. 

— Read on www.oneplace.com/ministries/turning-point/listen/a-biographical-prophecy-end-times-people-919114.html

Ex-NYT editor Bari Weiss goes on CNN to denounce ‘world gone mad’ from wokeness and cancel culture (VIDEO) — RT USA News

Ex-NYT editor Bari Weiss goes on CNN to denounce ‘world gone mad’ from wokeness and cancel culture (VIDEO)


Former New York Times editor Bari Weiss appears on CNN’s ‘Reliable Sources’ with host Brian Stelter, October 17, 2021.
 © CNN / YouTube / Screenshot

Former New York Times opinion editor Bari Weiss drew media attention after telling CNN’s Brian Stelter about censorship and cancel culture, only for him to pretend that’s not really happening – and if it is, that’s a good thing.

Weiss famously “self-canceled” in July 2020, resigning from the New York Times in protest over the sacking of an opinion editor at the behest of a Twitter mob. She has since set up shop on Substack and reinvested the proceeds into hiring a group of colleagues. 

Appearing on Stelter’s ‘Reliable Sources’ show on Sunday, Weiss tried to explain how the “world has gone mad” with wokeness and cancel culture that lead to self-censorship both in the media and elsewhere.

Among the examples she quoted were the NY Times’ chief Covid-19 reporter calling it “racist” to investigate the lab leak theory; separatingchildren by race in kindergarten and calling it progress; and not being allowed to condemn rioting, say there are differences between men and women, or say that the Hunter Biden laptop story is worth covering.

Stelter took exception to that, talking over Weiss to say he’d “heard about every story you mentioned” and that he could “find them everywhere,” before concluding that “people are allowed to cover whatever they want to cover.” 

This got him a lot of flak on social media, with people who remembered CNN’s and his own conduct during the Hunter Biden laptop affair eager to remind him.

After that two-minute exchange, however, the conversation got a bit more civil. Podcast host Katie Herzog described it as “much more nuanced and interesting (and agreeable) than the clip going around.”

The full interview, almost seven minutes long, was shared on the web on Monday, and served as inspiration for a bit of media navel-gazing. Mediaite, which posted the video, said Weiss “confronted” Stelter. The conservative-leaning Federalist used it to say that Weiss “embarrassed”Stelter on his own show.

All of that made Weiss’s name trend on Twitter, which ever-so-helpfully editorialized that she’d argued CNN was censoring “more conservative viewpoints” – before deleting the “conservative” part at some point, presumably due to backlash.

Stelter himself felt the need to set the record straight, denouncing “snippets” of the interview and offering the full transcript and link to the podcast, where they talked for longer.

Weiss was trying to make a point she made in her recently published Commentary essay about the ‘Woke Revolution,’ that “canceling” people for “heretical” opinions or actions led to chilling conversations, shutting down thought and even self-censorship by journalists.

“You and I both know, there doesn’t need to be an edict from the C suite [executive offices] in order for people to feel that. All they need is to watch an example,” she told Stelter, laying out what she called “disinformation by omission” that is happening “in too much of the mainstream” media.

 Also on rt.com

Brian Stelter at the SXSW Festival in Austin, TexasCNN’s Stelter roasted by Glenn Greenwald & others for heralding himself as part of ‘reality-based media’
— Read on www.rt.com/usa/537816-bari-weiss-stelter-cnn-cancel-culture/

‘Worst is yet to come’ from Biden’s vaccine tyranny, US senator warns – LifeSite

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‘We are forcing people to choose between their livelihoods and a freedom-robbing vaccination mandate with no rationale.’

This short educational film on despotism from the 1940s still rings so true today

— Read on themostimportantnews.com/archives/this-short-educational-film-on-despotism-from-the-1940s-still-rings-so-true-today

Son Of Jamaican Immigrants, Colin Powell Would Go On To Make Bogus Case For US War In Iraq Over WMDs – 18.10.2021, Sputnik International

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The former US Secretary of State, Colin Powell, has died of complications from COVID-19. Powell, 84, was the first African-American in the post but decided against a presidential bid.

Senator proposes senility test for aging politicians: ‘I’m saying this as a doctor’ | WND

A Republican senator says it is time to measure whether America’s top leaders are senile.

Sen. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, a gastroenterologist, made his comments to Axios, which noted that many of America’s top leaders are older. This includes President Joe Biden, 78, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, 81, and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, 79.

Cassidy stated it is a medical fact that the 80s are accompanied by a “rapid decline.” He did not name names.

“It’s usually noticeable. So anybody in a position of responsibility who may potentially be on that slope, that is of concern. And I’m saying this as a doctor,” he said.

“I’m told that there have been senators in the past who, at the end of their Senate terms were senile,” Cassidy continued. “I’m told that was true of senators of both parties.”

Cassidy said that people in positions of leadership, such as Supreme Court justices, members of Congress and executive branch leaders, should have an annual exam to test their mental fitness.

“We each have a sacred responsibility to the people of the United States,” Cassidy said. “It is not about me. It is about my ability to serve the people.”

The subject of mental fitness has been raised often during Biden’s presidency amid the series of gaffes that the president has committed. Former White House doctor Rep. Ronny Jackson, now a Republican congressman from Texas, has said Biden should take a test to measure his mental fitness.

Others have also voiced concerns.

“It’s sad to see people age,” said Republican Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, in speaking of Biden, according to Politico.

Politico reported it obtained a text from Republican Sen. Mike Lee of Utah concerning Biden.

“I of course have no medical training and can’t diagnose a condition — especially over someone I don’t personally interact daily — but from a distance I can see that he’s not doing well,” Lee wrote. “Sad. And disturbing.”

Fox News host Tucker Carlson was less restrained in an Op-Ed written during the time of the botched withdrawal of American forces from Afghanistan.

“We’ve learned a lot in the past five days. Maybe the important thing we’ve learned is that Joe Biden is not capable of running the country,” Carlson wrote.

“Joe Biden is senile. Saying that out loud is not an attack on Biden. Any decent person feels sorry for Biden, watching him gaze vacantly into the middle distance, or stumble like a drunk man trying to cross an icy street as he careens through his prepared remarks. There’s no joy in watching any of that. That could be any of us someday. It’s not Joe Biden’s fault he can’t think clearly. It’s an indictment of the people around him,” Carlson continued.

“In the months before last November’s election, Biden’s own family knew perfectly well that he was in profound cognitive decline. They were worried about it,” he noted.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

— Read on www.wnd.com/2021/10/senator-proposes-senility-test-aging-politicians-saying-doctor/

Obama Defense Sec. Slams Biden Over Afghanistan Withdrawal, Says Trump Was Right On China (VIDEO) | American Lookout

Obama’s defense secretary Robert Gates famously said that Joe Biden has been consistently wrong on foreign policy for years.

During a recent interview, he slammed Joe Biden over the Afghanistan withdrawal saying it made him feel sick.

He also said that Trump was right on China.

Red State reports:

Obama’s Former Defense Secretary Slams Biden on Foreign Policy, Praises Trump on China

China’s been making some very bold moves as of late and there’s little doubt that it has to do with President Joe Biden’s milquetoast position when it comes to dealing with the communist nation. It’s a take that former Obama Defense Secretary Robert Gates thinks Biden is getting very wrong, and something that Trump got very right…

Gates said that when it came to Afghanistan, Biden’s withdrawal was a mistake and that it’s unlikely Biden will ever admit this, as no president ever really admits to their mistakes. Regardless, he thinks Biden can recover from the Afghanistan debacle through the submarine deal between America, the UK, and Australia, which will make it clear to China that the west is a clear and present danger should China decide to go on the offensive in the pacific.

Gates believes that China is the greatest threat to the United States both economically and militarily, and believes that it was Trump that got it right when it came to dealing with the Chinese:

I think this is a place where President Trump got it right.

See the clips below:

Biden has been a foreign policy disaster as president. Gates was right all along.

— Read on americanlookout.com/obama-defense-sec-slams-biden-over-afghanistan-withdrawal-says-trump-was-right-on-china-video/

All Joe Biden Has Done Is Roll Back Trump’s Effective Policies | Chad Wolf on Biden Border Crisis – YouTube

Heritage Visiting Fellow Chad Wolf joined Fox News, Monday, October 18th, to talk about the Biden border crisis, Pres. Biden’s troubling pick for CBP commissioner, and why we need to reimplement the effective border security policies that were working to keep us safe.

— Read on m.youtube.com/watch

FULL SHOW: Pentagon offers ‘condolence payments’ for deadly mistake in Afghanistan (Full show) – YouTube

As Washington’s political class mourns the passing of former US State Secretary Colin Powell, one of the architects of America’s longest war, the ill-fated US attempt at regime change in Afghanistan, RT America takes a look at the future of an Afghanistan back in the hands of the Taliban.

The Pentagon has offered “condolence payments” and passage to the US for surviving family-members of those killed in the botched and deadly drone strike that killed 10 civilians in Afghanistan, including 7 children, during the departure of the US military. More than 3,000 civilians in Afghanistan have been killed by US drone strikes since 2016. Meanwhile, Afghanistan is sinking into economic oblivion, with some families selling their children to human traffickers to cover the cost of their own bare subsistence. Pakistan has closed its border amid increased violence form its own Taliban insurgency. RT America’s Faran Fronczak reports. Then Saber Nasseri of the Afghan-American Relations Office weighs in before Prof. Richard Wolff of “Democracy at Work” joins to discuss Afghanistan’s economic future and who will have access to the vast and untapped reserve of rare earth minerals in Afghanistan, much-coveted by the great powers.

Then RT America’s Mollye Barrows reports on the kidnapping of 17 North American missionaries in Haiti before RT America’s Natasha Sweatte reports new revelations concerning the devastating coastal oil spill in Orange County, California. Plus, RT America’s Alex Mihailovich reports on the return of Russian moviemakers from 12 days aboard the International Space Station (ISS), where they shot scenes for the first-ever feature film shot on-site in space.
#InQuestion #QuestionMore #RTAmerica

— Read on m.youtube.com/watch

Report: ‘Caravana Madre’ With 95,000 Migrants to March Through Mexico to US Starting This Saturday — The Gateway Pundit

Univision reported Monday that over 95,000 migrants are expected to form the “Caravana Madre” (mother caravan) to march though Mexico to the United States beginning this weekend. The migrants are now in the southern Mexican border town of Tapachula, located near the border with Guatemala where they are scheduled to start their march to the U.S. border with Mexico on Saturday, October 23 at 6 a.m. local time. The migrants are said to be a mix of Haitians and Central Americans.


Screen image via Univision/MRC Latino.

Mexican activist Luis Garcia Villagran told Univision this is an “exodus from justice and poverty.” (excerpt, via Google translate)

Announce a new caravan of “more than 95,000 people” to the border

Simultaneously with the confirmation of intelligence work in the DHS, activists and organizations in Tapachula said that preparations are progressing for a gigantic march that would leave Tapachula (border between Mexico and Guatemala) heading north towards the south of the United States.

“It will start on 23 (October) because people have the need to walk. This is an exodus from justice and poverty. More than 95,000 people will march north to demand that the laws be respected and their rights respected. We are not conspiring against anyone, but helping people find a better life, ”says Luis García Villagrán, director of the Center for Human Dignification, AC in Tapachula.

Activists point out that it would be “the mother” of all the caravans and would confirm the fears expressed by Mayorkas at the end of September.

“Look, the US government should focus more on the reasons why people migrate. Especially knowing that in Honduras the gang is the State, it is a warehouse for drug trafficking destined for the United States. People in the countries are falling apart, that’s why they flee. No one is conspiring against anyone. Intelligence has to discover the reasons for the flight and demand that governments, like Mexico’s, respect the law, “he said.

García also said that “at the moment in Tapachula there are about 95,000 immigrants of different nationalities and we believe that by the end of December the number will exceed 145,000. This does not stop because they are not doing anything to stop the causes that cause the exodus, “he concluded.

The Media Research Center site MRC Latino posted a Univision video clip with translation to Twitter:

Migrants held a candlelight vigil for the caravan in Tapachula on Sunday.

This is the same caravan being organized that another leader said earlier this month is “ready for war

Report: ‘Caravana Madre’ With 95,000 Migrants to March Through Mexico to US Starting This Saturday — The Gateway Pundit