Thursday, July 19, 2018

"Far-left Turn = Twilight Zone 4 Dems"

While the MSM is busy melting -down over the Helsinki Summit, mainline Democrats have apparently been thrust into The Twilight Zone.

Don't believe it? Ask Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), who failed to win her party's endorsement last weekend for being too "conservative" in favor of faaaaaarrrr left candidate Kevin de Leon, who out-radicalizes even the far-left.

"For Feinstein, the party's decision to back de Leon was even more remarkable this time around, since she trounced him by more than 30 percent in last month's primaries," said Tony Perkins of Family Research Council.

Meanwhile, Democratic-Socialist candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez shocked the political world when she bested the longtime incumbent in New York's primary election last month. What's she up to this month? Mobilizing protesters to "occupy" pretty much everything in sight that has to do with immigration; border crossings, airports and ICE offices nationwide. You name it--they'll occupy it--in an attempt to "Abolish ICE" and oppose immigration enforcement.

Even though her improbable win made her an overnight progressive superstar, some House Democrats accuse her of using her new found star power to attack moderate Democrats.

Speculation about the future of the Democratic Party is running rampant, as a new poll reveals 73% of Democratic voters want a "fresh face" for their party's presidential nominee.

Suddenly, the DNC has a dilemma: Will over-the-top-left-wing extremists (like Kevin de Leon and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez) be the "fresh face" Democratic voters are hoping for? OR are they a radical left flank, threatening to divide the party and undermine its chances in the mid-term elections?

"Heartland Democrats are begging the DNC to get back to basics," said Perkins. "When your own party believes you're out of touch with mainstream America, you're in trouble." Or maybe you've gone a bridge too far, veering off course into...The Twilight Zone.

A wise man once said: "We are a people and nation in imminent danger. We mock God, ridicule His Word and His ways, and flaunt gross immorality. Only Almighty God can deliver us, and it is our fervent prayer as we go across America, that He will hear our prayers and heal our land. He is our only hope." -- Franklin Graham
"Don't copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will know what God wants you to do, and you will know how good and pleasing and perfect His will really is." (Romans 12:2)
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News:

  • The Week: Obama: 'Consider a universal basic income'; Former Pres. endorsed idea in his first major speech since leaving office.
  • MOTHERBOARD: Top voting machine vendor admits it installed remote-access software on systems sold to states; statement contradicts previous claims.
  • CNN: Ex-FBI head James Comey urges public to vote Democratic; Comey was fired by Trump for incompetence. 


Thursday, July 12, 2018

"Test Yourself: Are You Really In The Faith?"


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Have you ever stopped to consider what your "worldview" is?

Hmmm--nope? Well, maybe you should.

According to the American Culture and Faith Institute, "A worldview is simply the intellectual, and emotional filter through which we experience, interpret, and respond to the world."

And guess what? It begins developing early (before 2-years old) and is almost fully formed by the time we hit our teens.

That worldview helps us to identify:

  • who we want to be
  • how we want to live
  • what we consider right and wrong
It's also our moral compass. And if our behavior conflicts with our worldview--we feel uncomfortable, or bad about ourselves.

Last year the American Culture and Faith Institute conducted a survey to determine what percentage of U.S. adults has a biblical worldview.

A biblical worldview is defined as "seeing life through a biblical lens, using scriptural principals and perspectives as the basis for our decision making and behavior."

Because a worldview is a combination of what we believe and what we do, the survey includes 20 questions about our beliefs and 20 questions about our behavior.

The goal? "To become an Integrated Disciple--someone who has blended their beliefs and behavior into a life that is reflective of the life of Jesus Christ."

Interested to see if your walk matches your talk? Answer the survey questions and see how you score.
Worldview Measurement Project. (click the link on the page to begin the survey).

A wise man once said: "The primary Christian way to change your life is to change your identity through the grace of Jesus Christ. At the core of Christian doctrine is the idea that who you are will determine what you will do." -- Mark Ballenger, ApplyGodsWord.com
"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come." 2 Corinthians 5:17
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News:

  • The Times of Israel: Top Iranian general: Forces in Syria 'awaiting orders' to destroy Israel.
  • BBC News: 155 killed in Japan after torrential rain and mudslides
  • DEBKAfile: IDF shoots down Syrian spy drone over the Sea of Galilee on Wednesday



Thursday, July 5, 2018

"Life After Death: Make Your Reservations Now"

"If you ever wondered what happens when we die or if near-death experiences are real, The Afterlife Conference will answer all your questions...and more!" (or so the Original Afterlife Awareness Conference claims).

Yes indeedy, friends and neighbors, according to the Afterlife Conference and their "skilled" facilitators, we too can have all the answers...(and more!).

If "death-midwifery", after-death communication, or new and improved meditation practices are what you're looking for--then look no further--this conference has all that...(and more!).

But are all their wild claims true? Christian website Got Answers.org puts it this way: "The existence of life after death is a universal question. Job speaks for all of us by stating, "Man born of woman is of few days and full of trouble. He springs up like a flower and withers away; Like a fleeting shadow, he does not endure...if a man dies, will he live again? (Job 14:1-2, 14). Like Job, all of us have been challenged by this question. Exactly what happens to us after we die? Do we simply cease to exist? Does everyone go to the same place, or do we go to different places?"

"According to the Bible, you have two options to choose from when it comes to deciding where you will spend your life after death," says Greg Laurie, Senior pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship.

  1. Heaven
  2. Hell
"Interestingly enough," says Laurie, "while there seems to be an increased belief in a place called hell, most people don't believe they are headed there. Instead, they believe that hell is reserved for only the most hardened of criminals and other "evil" elements of our society."

Not true and Laurie explains why: "God's Word judges people by a different set of criteria. You are not sent to hell for being a bad person any more than you are sent to heaven for being a good person."

Only perfect people can go to heaven and there are no perfect people. Romans 3:23 says all have sinned and sin separates us from God. Clearly, people (all people) have a problem.

Adds Laurie, "But God solved our problem by sending His Son to bridge the gap between sinful man and perfect God."
"While God clearly says that those who reject the salvation offered through His Son will spend eternity separated from Him," warns Laurie. "God repeatedly gives each person ample opportunity to choose life--abundant life on earth and eternal life in heaven. (2 Peter 3:9).

"No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love Him"                            (1 Corinthians 2:9).


A wise man once said: "Although we will all be eventually resurrected, not everyone will go to heaven. A  choice must be made by each person in this life, and this choice will determine one's eternal destination." -- quote taken from Got Questions.org: Is There Life After Death?

find out How To Go To Heaven!

News: 

  • BBC: Russian and Syrian warplanes pound southwest after truce talks fail; 600 airstrikes reported overnight
  • DEBKAfile: Israeli Chief of Staff inspects Golan for IDF war-readiness for potential flare up.
  • Reuters: Fed says economy strong

Thursday, June 28, 2018

"Far-Left Fireworks: The Scary State Of Mind Of America's Fringe"



Rasmussen conducts public opinion polls on a wide variety of topics--but specializes on events in the news. Their motto? "If it's in the news, it's in our polls."

But this week's poll was a shocker: 59% fear violence from Trump haters; 31% predict civil war

"Most voters fear that political violence is coming from opponents of the president's policies, just as they did in the second year of Barack Obama's presidency, and nearly one-in-three think a civil war is next," Rasmussen reports.

Political tensions have soared in recent weeks over Trump's immigration policy. The retaliation? Administration officials have been refused service from restaurants; wanted posters with photos, addresses and phone numbers of Cabinet members were distributed; a mutilated animal was left on another's front porch, while a young woman's house was surrounded by screaming protesters in the wee hours of the morning, engineered to frighten her children. To make matters worse, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) called for activists to ramp-up the harassment.

The result? Legal experts have urged Trump aides to apply for concealed carry permits and buy guns.

And that ain't all folks.

On June 30, MoveOn.org is calling for liberals to rally in Washington D.C., and around the country "to send a message to Donald Trump and Republicans." "Any injury or damage occurring during these events  is not the responsibility of MoveOn.org." (Of course not--that would be Trump's fault along with everything else).

And now Splinter.com, a liberal website, is threatening Republicans with bombings because they don't like Trump's policies: "The U.S. had thousands of domestic bombings every year in the early 1970s. This is what happens when citizens decide en mass that their political system is corrupt, racist and unresponsive. Do you think that being asked to leave a restaurant, or having your meal interrupted, or being called by the public is bad? My fascism-enabling friends, This Is Only The Beginning", warns Hamilton Nolan of Splinter.com. "This is all going to get more extreme. And it should. We are living in extreme times."

We're living in extreme times all right and if the Democratic Party doesn't reign-in the situation, this summer could bring more than fireworks.
"When there is moral rot within a nation, its government topples easily. But with wise and knowledgeable leaders, there is stability." Proverbs 28:2
"The prayers of a person who ignores the law are despised." Proverbs 28:9
A wise man once said: "Beware the coming civil war! Coming? Oh, it's already upon us. And has been raging for some time now. The once-serious political party known as "Democrats" has been hijacked by lawless lunatics who have been sowing discontent and fomenting violence for years now." -- Charles Hurt, The Washington Times

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News:

  • The Hill: Democratic pollster Mark Penn: "Vast majority of Americans don't support sanctuary cities; 84% favor deportation.
  • FNC: Deep divisions in Democratic party revealed by stunning win of 28-year old radical-left socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez; victory  sends "shudder through moderate wing of party."
  • CBS: 5 dead, some wounded in Maryland newsroom shooting

Thursday, June 21, 2018

"Can You Tell Fact From Fake News? Our Information Ecosystem Is Polluted."

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As a generation with more technology in the palm of our hand than any before us, how is it we've been deluded by:
  • misinformation
  • propaganda
  • and flat out lies?
The Bible warns repeatedly about End-Time deception, and like a flood it has come to wash the truth away.

The result? An inability to discern fact from fiction. Let's face it gang, attention  grabbing headlines rarely tell the whole story and "sound bites" are often meant to manipulate.


But not recognizing fake news when we see it is only part of the problem, according to a study done by MIT.  sciencemag.org

After examining the flow of stories on Twitter, the study found that lies really do go half-way 'round the world before truth can get its shoes on. Why? Because people...wait for it...prefer fake news.

Apparently, false news claims were 70% more likely than the truth to be shared on social media. And you guessed it: politics were not immune. In fact, the more divisive the issue, the quicker it spread.

True stories? Not so much. 

On average, the truth rarely got retweeted by more than 1,000 people, but the top 1% of false stories averaged more than 100,000 retweets.

It appears the information ecosystem is polluted and internet platforms like Twitter, Facebook, Google and YouTube (and most especially the MSM) only add to the muck & mire with their blatantly distorted and biased slant.

The fix? Do your homework and recognize that truth is rarer than fiction by ten to one.

A wise man once said: "A half-truth is even more dangerous than a lie. A lie, you can detect at some stage, but half a truth is sure to mislead you for long. -- Anurag Shourie, author
"And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another. Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. But he who endures to the end will be saved." Matthew 24: 9-14
How to know for certain you are going to heaven...

News:
  • The Daily Caller: Outrage Over Trump's Detention Centers--But They're Actually Obama's
  • MEDIAITE: ABC Falsely Reports Manafort 'Guilty Of Manslaughter'; Paul Manafort briefly worked on the Trump campaign.
  • The Washington Free Beacon: IG Report Highlights Political Bias Among FBI Senior Officials; FBI Agent Strzok's email suggest he tried to use power to "stop" Trump's presidency.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

"5 Simple Habits 'Rich' People Do"


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Business Insider published an article this week titled "Two Simple Things Rich People Do That You Probably Don't".

According to a study from Business Insider partner, MSM, the super-rich are most likely to:

  1. wake up before 6 a.m.
  2. get in a full workout every morning
  3. and plan their daily schedules the night before (Apparently, Business Insider can't count 'cuz that's clearly 3, not 2, but we digress)
PursueGod.org made a list of their own that might have been titled "5 Simple Things Spiritually Rich People Do That Spiritually-Poor People Probably Don't."

The actual title? "5 Habits For The Christian Life."

And if you're wondering what "Christian Habits" has to do with Bible prophecy--we'd answer "everything". Bible prophecy is supposed to have a purifying effect on the Christian's life. As we see world events lining up precisely as predicted, the realization that we will stand before a Holy God and give an account of our lives, motivates us to live in the way the Bible teaches and to develop the habits that will get us where the Bible says we should go.

Habit #1 - Reading the Bible
Christians believe that the Bible is inspired by God and is authoritative for our lives . But we need to understand the Bible for ourselves.

2 Timothy 3:16 --"All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right."

Habit #2 - Praying
The Christian life is more than a religion, it's a relationship with a personal God. Just like any relationship, communication is essential.

1 Thessalonians 5:17 -- "Never stop praying."

Habit #3 - Connecting
Connecting with the people around us in a meaningful way is the natural result of connecting with God. The habit of connection is all about discovering and sharing God's truth in the context of intentional relationships through a variety of groups.

Hebrews 10:25 --"And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another..."

Habit #4 - Giving
The Christian life is not only about what we can get. The most mature Christians are givers. We can give our time, our talent, and our treasure.

2 Corinthians 8:7 -- "Since you excel in so many ways--in your faith, your gifted speakers, your knowledge,  your enthusiasm, and your love for us--I want you to excel also in this gracious act of giving."

Habit #5 - Mentoring
Jesus called every disciple to make disciples. Mentoring as a Christian is as easy as helping someone discover the truth of God's Word and inviting them to live it out in their every day life.

Matthew 28:19-20 -- "Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations...Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you."

And while these 5 Habits may not bring you worldly wealth, they will definitely deposit treasure into your eternal account.

A wise man once said: "Being a Christian is more than just an instantaneous conversion--it is a daily process whereby you grow to be more and more like Christ." -- Billy Graham


News:
  • Breaking Israel News: Iran admitted on state TV they "helped al-Qaeda commit 9/11 terrorist attacks"in 2011.
  • Associated Press: Trump's Middle East team to push peace plan in the region; plan near completion with possible release this summer.
  • DEBKAfile: UN General Assembly condemns Israel's "excessive force" in Gaza; Meanwhile, Israel suffered some 250 terrorist attacks in first five months of 2018.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

"Europe's 'Savior' Forms 10-Nation Confederacy"

We have a confession to make. While the MSM has been busy denigrating any and all Trump accomplishments (ad nauseum) we've had our eye on Emanuel Macron. The "pretty-boy" French president took office on May 14, 2017, but didn't get our attention until his "splashy" cover shot on The Economist last year.

The Rothschild magazine portrayed Macron in a Christ-like walking-on-water photo with the headline "Europe's Saviour?"  Maybe they got the idea from his name Emanuel which means "God with us." (Not to mention the fact he compares himself to the ancient Roman "god" Jupiter).

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And now Emanuel Macron is gathering the leaders of ten nations to form an official "common European intervention force, defense budget and doctrine." Sound familiar?

At least 4 major Scripture passages (Daniel 2: 31-35, 40-45; 7: 7-8, 19-24; Revelation 13: 1-2; 17: 3, 7, 12-16) either directly or by implication prophesy a 10-nation confederacy forming in the end-times.

Coincidence? Maybe--but it's got prophecy expert J.D. Farag's attention "simply because of the avalanche of other prophetic developments all occurring at the exact same time," he said.

According to Farag:

  • Trump's soon-to-be-revealed "deal of the century" has the hallmarks of the covenant the Bible says the Antichrist will later enforce (Daniel 9).
  • A 10-nation union in the geographic area of the ancient Roman Empire is set to unite (Daniel 2).
  • Israel was reborn in a day, May 14, 1948 (Isaiah 66:8).
  • Israel is 70 years old: one generation (Matthew 24).
  • The U.S. Embassy move to Jerusalem (Zechariah)
  • The U.S. exit from the Iranian nuclear deal (Ezekiel 38 appears to go nuclear)
  • All of the players and conditions for the Ezekiel 38 war are currently in place.
  • All of the end-time technology is in place (Revelation 13, etc.).
  • Current "rogue" Pope fits description of the false prophet (Revelation 13:11).
While none of this is conclusive, Jesus warned, "When you see the events I've described beginning to happen, you can know His return is very near, right at the door. I assure you, this generation will not pass from the scene before all these things take place" (Matthew 24:33).

A wise man once said: "We must heed the warnings before it's too late. One day that trumpet will sound and we need to be ready. Salvation is available now to any who asks. Don't wait until it's too late." -- J.D. Farag


News:
  • DEBKAfile: U.S. to boost its military presence in Israel against potential showdown with Iran.
  • The Times of Israel: Iran opens new nuclear facility for centrifuge production; EU warns move won't help image.
  • AFP: Pompeo: "N. Korea 'prepared to denuclearize', agrees to making 'major changes' ahead of historic summit next week.
  • AP: Obama secretly tried to give Iran illegal access  to U.S. banking system; banks refused.