This is how the elitist media views the majority of Americans. If you speak to us you’re stooping to the Christian masses. Can you imagine the hysterics that would ensue if Chris had accused Jeb of stooping to the Muslim crowd. Matthews ratings are so low, I don’t know how he still has a job. He’s an evil jerk.
This is sad, but not surprising. Have you ever noticed we’re the only religion who sends most of their missionaries overseas to places like Africa, and doesn’t do much in the way of missionary work at home? We send our money overseas, and kill millions of our babies. The Muslims don’t do that. While things are definitely going to get bad for Christians, and already are in so many places, at least we know that we win in the end, and spend eternity with Jesus ruling over the world. Still, it makes me sick that our government is doing nothing about the slaughter of Christians in the Middle East. Hopefully a Presidential election will change that, but I’m not holding my breath. Christians are the only religious people on the planet that it’s okay to persecute.
A new study shows Christianity on the decline in the wealthy West, with Islam surging. What Would Jesus Say? It’s not what you think.
A study released by the Pew Forum last week demonstrates that the future of the religious world is rapidly and dramatically changing. Differences in fertility rates and the high incidence of conversion make Islam the world’s fastest-growing religion. And, if current rates continue, by 2070 Islam could be the world’s largest.
Between now and 2050 the number of Muslims is projected to rise to 2.8 billion, a 35 percent increase. While India will continue to be predominantly Hindu, it will also be home to the world’s largest Muslim population. And, by 2050, Muslims are slated to make up 10 percent of Europe’s population and be the largest non-Christian religion in the U.S.
There is good news for Hindu and Jewish populations, too, which will continue to grow, and the global population of Buddhists should hold steady.
Changes are coming, though, for Christianity. The trend of southward expansion will continue. By 2050, 4 out of every 10 Christians will live in sub-Saharan Africa. Christianity will grow, but not in wealthier countries. In the U.S., the Christian majority will slip from roughly three-quarters of the population to a still-healthy two-thirds.
We should take the findings with a pinch of salt. As a study, it is grounded in the assumption that people will continue to act in the future as they have in the recent past. In other words, the study assumes that economics, education levels, migration patterns, technological and health-care advances, military conflicts, and politics will not impact fertility and conversion rates in the decades to come. That seems unlikely to be the case.
Obama gets upset about a cartoon of his prophet Mohamed, but another holocaust against Christians in the Middle East doesn’t even make his radar. He’s more concerned with getting voters to cross the Mexican border and too concerned with his ego and legacy to care about children being crucified, and Christians being murdered in mass. We don’t have a President. We have a dictator with no conscience. It doesn’t make me feel very safe, because he probably cares even less about the safety of the American people.
1. Col. Sangari, summarize the situation of the Assyrian Christians on the Nineveh Plains.
The Assyrian Christian communities on the Nineveh Plains in Iraq, and also in northern Syria in the Khabur River Valley, are facing annhilation by the forces of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). According to UN sources an estimated 660,0000 Assyrians have been driven from their homes by ISIL forces and are now living as refugees in Iraq, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, and even Iran.
2. Which forces in Iraq are currently fighting ISIS and are they working together?
Since August of 2014 Assyrian military forces have been fighting in Syria and Iraq under Assyrian command and control and the Assyrian flag. These forces have achieved unity of command and unity of effort, and are recognized by coalition forces as vital partners in the fight against ISIS/ISIL aggression. In October, and because of the demonstrated combat effectiveness of Assyrian forces, Sunni, Kurdish, and Shia forces began recruiting Assyrians into their ranks using the political networks they had previously embedded in the Assyrian communities. This move siphoned off troops and money from Assyrian forces, causing a reduction in their combat capabilities that contributed to the loss of 37 communities to ISIL in the Khabur River Valley. If this trend of Assyrian volunteers being sent to fight with other non-Assyrian groups is not halted, the result will be the complete destruction of the Assyrian Army and the subjugation of Assyrians in their own homeland under Kurdish, Sunni, and Shia military leadership and civilian administration.
3. In your recent media appearances you´ve spoken about a double standard being used by the US government with respect to the Assyrian Christians–why is this true?
Even a majority of Democrats now support ground troops in Syria and Iraq to destroy the Islamic State. Only 30 percent of the country doesn’t support ground troops. The difference between the American people and our President is that we’re not Muslim supporters and we’re smart enough to see that the threat from Isil is only going to grow. We’re also tired of seeing Christians marched off to their death along with other minorities and anyone who doesn’t agree with the brutal animals that make up the Islamic State. They’re exterminating Christians and anything Christian from the land they occupy. Some of the destruction has been of priceless artifacts from the 9th century BC. The only thing these animals understand is overwhelming force, and the only way to stop them is to kill every last one of them. We can’t do that from the air and Obama knows it. He doesn’t care, because he wants it to be the next presidents problem. He doesn’t have the guts or the brains to wage a successful war, and he knows that too. So just like in Nazi Germany America will stand idly by while people die and Isil grows to a world wide force and hits us here at home. If only Bibi Netenyahu could be our president.
Support for using ground troops in the battle against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is on the rise, according to a new survey.
A Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday found that 62 percent of voters in the United States would support using combat troops in Iraq and Syria. Only 30 percent would oppose it, and overall support for deploying troops against ISIS was strong regardless of party, gender or age.
Seventy-three percent of Republicans surveyed would approve the use of ground troops, as would 53 percent of Democrats. The poll also found strong support for ground troops among Independents, with 60 percent saying they would back their deployment in the fight against ISIS.
The Quinnipiac poll shows a significant uptick in support for a combat mission. In late February, a Pew poll found that 47 percent would back boots on the ground. A separate CNN/ORC poll from the same month also concluded 47 percent supported the same outcome.
The poll’s findings come as Congress debates whether to authorize a request President Obama made on Feb. 11 for war powers against ISIS. His proposed authorization for use of military force (AUMF) would prohibit the use of “enduring offensive ground combat operations,” language aimed at soothing Democratic fears about a prolonged war in the Middle East.
Why is it that Humanists and Atheists think freedom of speech applies only to them? Are they going to go after our Marxist President for saying “God bless America” next. The First Amendment doesn’t end when the word God is used. The Humanist group that’s going after a high school kid for saying God Bless America has too much time on their hands. I get so sick of these groups who say freedom of speech out of one side of their face and then want to censor people out of the other. We all have equal rights under the law, so they should crawl back under the Godless rock from whence they came.
Florida Student Told No ‘God Bless America’ In Morning Announcements By Letitia Stein
TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) – A Florida high school told a student this week to stop adding the phrase “God bless America” when reading scripted morning announcements, drawing protests and irate phone calls from around the nation, school officials said on Friday.
The principal at Yulee High School, located in north Florida near Jacksonville, asked the student to stick to the script after receiving a six-page letter on Monday from the American Humanist Association, a group that describes itself as advocating for humanists, atheists and secular governance.
The letter said two Yulee students who are atheists had complained about the use over the past several weeks of the phrase.
“Don’t ad-lib. Just read what’s on the script, and don’t put anything else on it,” was the message given to the student announcer, said Sharyl Wood, a spokeswoman for the school district in Nassau County, just north of Jacksonville.
Someone needs a history lesson very badly. The Crusades were launched by Christians as a defensive measure against the same kind of radical, murdering, barbaric Islamists we’re fighting today. If not for the Catholic Church, Christendom would have been wiped off the map and Europe and the Middle East would look very different today.
Muhammad’s animals haven’t changed a bit in centuries. They still take over land and murder it’s inhabitants in their lust to spread Islam across the entire globe. Today isn’t really that different from the days of the Crusades in some ways. We just have jets and heavy weapons. But, we’re still fighting the same evil that Muhammad unleashed hundreds of years ago.
MSNBC’s resident socialist Lawrence O’Donnell made a whopper of a historical claim on the Thursday edition of his program. In the midst of ripping President Obama’s controversial National Prayer Breakfast speech from earlier in the day, O’Donnell asserted that “Catholicism was the most murderous force on the face of the Earth for hundreds of years,” as he ripped President Obama’s controversial National Prayer Breakfast speech from earlier in the day.
The left-wing host led the segment by mocking the breakfast as “the place where presidents go to pander to leaders of organized religions once a year.” He continued by slamming the Democrat’s address:
LAWRENCE O’DONNELL: If you ever want to search for the worst speeches given by a modern president, begin with the National Prayer Breakfast – the first of which was attended by President Eisenhower in 1953. President Obama, who is the most gifted writer and speaker in the history of the American presidency, today delivered the worst speech of his presidency. It was full of hollow pandering from start to finish, as politicians’ speeches to religious groups always are.
The only pandering Obama did was to ISIS. They’ve long called us the crusaders, and Obama just handed them some juicy propaganda material by agreeing with them.
If you’re wondering why our society is going down the crapper, it’s in part because our churches are leading the way. A church in Kansas is going to celebrate millions of abortions with discussion and a chile cook off. That’s a good choice of nourishment for such an event. It won’t be just the event subject matter that stinks to high heaven. Christians need to stop sending all their missionaries overseas and start putting them to work right here at home. Starting with churches like this.
According to recent reports, St. James Episcopal Church in Wichita, Kan., is preparing to mark the 42nd anniversary of legalized abortion with a chili dinner on church grounds later this month. Tickets range from $20 to $1,000 for the Planned Parenthood-sponsored event, which promises “an evening of stimulating conversation, refreshments and CHILI!”
The event, dubbed Chili for Choice, is one of many anniversary celebrations planned throughout the nation to mark another year of allowing American women to legally kill their unborn children. Concerts and celebrity appearances mark many of these gatherings; however, an ostensibly Christian church willing to openly endorse abortion has attracted significant social media criticism…
The Assisted Suicide law in the Netherlands was originally deemed necessary to allow the elderly to die with dignity. But, it’s increasingly being used to get rid of the undesirables in society. Babies who supposedly have mental illness are being euthanized because the parents think a little baby can be diagnosed with mental illness for life and they think it’s too painful of a life for their child. That’s exactly what Hitler did with the mentally ill. It’s even sicker that it’s being done in this day and age when there are a plethora of treatments for most mental illnesses that work and allow the person to live a normal life. They will pay for what they have done to the weakest among us, and pay dearly.
Although the law was designed to help terminally ill patients have a dignified death, the right to die has also been granted to a growing number of people who are physically healthy but have psychological problems. Official figures show that 13 patients suffering from mental illness were euthanized in 2011; by 2013 this number had risen to 42 patients.
And it is not just adults who are being euthanized. According to the Royal Dutch Medical Association, as many as 650 babies are killed by doctors each year because they are deemed to be in pain or facing a life of suffering.
Writing in the National Review, Wesley J Smith, senior fellow at the Discovery Institute’s Center on Human Exceptionalism has called on those who support assisted dying to “stop pretending assisted suicide is about terminal illness and admit it is much more about disability–which is why the disability rights movement remains so opposed as they are the primary targets. It is about allowing killing as an acceptable answer to many causes of suffering, whether terminal or chronic disease, disability, mental illness, or existential despair.”
I have several chronic diseases leading to disability. I guess in the Netherlands they wouldn’t consider me worthy of life. I personally think the problem in many cases is lazy, self absorbed parents, that see themselves as too good to parent a child with health issues. They’ll pay.
The attackers are the same animals Nato and Obama put into power to get rid of the ruling authority in libya. So, not only are we doing nothing to help the Christians who are being kidnapped, tortured, and killed, we’re supporting the people doing it.
Masked gunmen in northern Libya have kidnapped 13 Coptic Christian workers from Egypt, just a week after seven others were abducted.
Eyewitnesses in the city of Sirte said suspected Islamist militants went to a residential compound late at night and asked to see identification papers.
Christians were then separated from the Muslims before reportedly being handcuffed and kidnapped.
It is the latest in a series of attacks on Egyptian Christians in Libya.
One witness said 15 masked gunmen went from room to room in the residential complex at about 02:30 local time (04:30 GMT) on Saturday morning.
“They had a list of full names of Christians in the building. While checking IDs, Muslims were left aside while Christians were grabbed,” Hanna Aziz told the AP news agency.
Gruber, the architect of Obamacare and several state exchanges referred to abortion as positive selection. He praised the killing of unborn babies because of the money it will save the almighty government. Does anyone really believe there aren’t death panels in Obamacare. Old people, disabled people, useless eaters will all eventually “save the government money”. Evil men have slipped in among us and are perverting our Constitution and taking even our right to live.
The scariest words uttered during Jonathan Gruber’s recent appearance before the House Oversight Committee were “positive selection.” They were read aloud by Republican Rep. Thomas Massie, from a 1997 paper the professor co-authored concerning abortion. The opus in question made the Congressman uneasy because of the following passage: “By 1993 all cohorts under the age 19 were born under legalized abortion and we estimate steady state savings of $1.6 billion per year from positive selection.” Rep. Massie asked the professor what was meant by “positive selection.” This question was evidently not anticipated in Gruber’s pre-testimony coaching, so he became evasive….
True Christians will never bow down to a supposed “vicar of Christ on earth”. We worship Jesus Christ, not Mary, and we have a direct line to Him. We don’t need a priest to hear our confession or do our praying for us. This unity they speak of will never happen. Christ’s Church lives on in the people that worship Him, not a mere mortal who is indeed FALLIBLE.
One of the leading theologians of the Orthodox world has said that he sees prosecpts for “quick progress” toward full Christian unity under Pope Francis.
Metropolitan Ioannis of Pergamon, the co-chairman of the Joint International Commission for Theological Dialogue, told the Vatican Insider that Pope Francis has brought new excitement to ecumenical dialogue with the Orthodox world. “The way in which he is carrying out his ministry removes the many apprehensions and fears of the past.”
Metropolitan Ioannis pointed particularly to the Pope’s statement, during his recent visit to Constantinople, that the Catholic Church “does not intend to impose any conditions except that of shared profession of faith.” He said that in the past, “the Orthodox believed that the Pope wanted to subjugate them. And now we see this is not in any way true.”
Our public education system is achieving its goal. By calling creationists flat earthers, and taunting them as much as they can, they’ve forced our children to grow up too embarrassed to believe the truth. And, churches aren’t doing a very good job of explaining all the scientific proof for Intelligent Design. I don’t have enough faith to believe in evolution. Intelligent design has a far greater body of proof to support it.
In a dozen polls taken from 1982 to 2014, Gallup has asked Americans to choose among three views of evolution. One view is that humans “developed over millions of years from less advanced forms of life, but God guided this process.” Another view is that humans “developed over millions of years from less advanced forms of life, but God had no part in this process.” The third option is that “God created human beings pretty much in their present form at one time within the last 10,000 years or so.”
In that three-decade span, the young-Earth creationist option has always been the most popular choice. The percentage of respondents who affirm it has never fallen below 40. These findings, along with similar poll numbers, often alarm scientists, journalists, and educators. Nearly half of Americans, if not more, seem to be hardcore creationists.
But they aren’t. A new study, sponsored by the BioLogos Foundation and conducted by Calvin College sociologist Jonathan Hill, explores beliefs about evolution and creation in greater detail. The results show far more nuance, variation, and doubt than is commonly supposed. Most Americans do believe God created us. But the harder you press about historical claims in the Bible, the less confident people are. The percentage who stand by young-Earth creationism dwindles all the way to 15 percent.
What is this guy smoking? Not all people embrace the message of Jesus, especially not the thousands of Isis fighters who are beheading Christians in Iraq and Syria as I write. So, Obama is a universalist. Even if you don’t pray, and don’t acknowledge Jesus as the Son of God, you still embrace Jesus in your own way. That explains a lot about his religious views. He’s a Muslim and claims to be a Christian, so I guess it makes sense that you’d have to have some pretty confusing ideology.
In a speech at the National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Thursday night, President Obama did not mention Jesus by name but said the meaning of Jesus’s story is embraced by all people “around the world, regardless of how they pray, or whether they pray at all.”
For CHRISTMAS this year, the capital building in Florida will have a Satanic Temple display on the first floor. Why don’t the Satanists create their own evil holiday, instead of hijacking Christmas from the Christians. It’s really childish to play these games with holidays. Christmas has nothing to do with Satanism, it’s a celebration of the birth of Christ. Why would they want to celebrate that day in the first place. It goes against everything they believe. They do it out of vindictive hatred, and it’s sickening.
Florida’s Capitol will have a new holiday decoration this year. The Satanic Temple will be among its nativity scenes and secular presentations.
It’s for Festivus, a non-commercial festival “for the rest of us,” is close to coming back as a 6-foot stack of empty beer cans.
The Florida Department of Management Services this week approved the proposed holiday display from the Satanic Temple, which a year ago was rejected because the agency said its proposal was “grossly offensive.” The temple’s entry was one of five displays that got approval to be put up in the first-floor rotunda of the Capitol for the end-of-year holiday period.
I only pray I could be as brave and stoic as these teenagers when faced with the choice between God and beheading. They bravely stood their ground and said “no we love Jesus”. They refused to turn their back on their savior and lost their lives for it. But they live on eternally with the Father they loved enough to die for. God bless them. Pray for the Christians in Iraq and Syria. They are suffering like Christians haven’t suffered in centuries.
Some of the bravest martyrs this generation may ever know are teenagers—and perhaps even younger.
When Islamic State militants threatened four children in Iraq—all under the age of 15—with death if they did not promise to follow Islam’s “prophet” Muhammad, they defiantly stated, “No. We love Yasua (Jesus). We have always followed Yasua.”
Andrew White, an Anglican priest known as the “Vicar of Baghdad,” has seen violence and persecution against Christians unprecedented in recent decades. In a CBN News video embedded on this site, he recounts the story of the Iraqi Christian children who were told by ISIS militants to convert to Islam or be beheaded.
“ISIS turned up and they said to the children, ‘You say the words that you will follow Muhammad,’” White says on the video.
“The children, all under 15, four of them, they said, ‘No, we love Yasua. We have always loved Yasua. We have always followed Yasua. (This spelling is similar to the Hebrew name, Yeshua, which is translated “Jesus” in English and Spanish.) Yasua has always been with us,’” White recounted. “[The militants] said, ‘Say the words!’ [The children] said, ‘No, we can’t do that.’
“They chopped all their heads off.”
White’s account does not make clear whether he personally witnessed the children’s martyrdom, nor does it say where in Iraq this occurred.
“How do you respond to that?” he asked rhetorically. “You just cry. They are my children. That is what we have been going through. That is what we are going through.”
“[Militants] say to one man, an adult, ‘You say the words of conversion or we will kill all of your children.’ He was desperate. He said the words. Then he phoned me and said ‘[Father], I said the words, does that mean Yasua doesn’t love me anymore? I have always loved Yasua. I said those words because I couldn’t see my children be killed.’ I said, ‘Jesus still loves you. He will always love you.’”,
The Waqf has been doing construction around the temple mount for years, ostensibly to add on to the mosque. It’s been known for a long time, however, that what they’re really doing is trying to rid the Temple Mount of all evidence that the Israeli’s actually had, and still have rights to the Mount. Valuable artifacts have been destroyed and buried to hide this fact. If they didn’t get permits for this new venture, you can bet they’re up to their old tricks. It’s a shame that the true history of the Temple Mount can’t be known by excavating properly these precious archeological finds.
The Jordanian Waqf continues to build illegally on the Temple Mount, photos leaked to Arutz Sheva revealed Wednesday.
The photos, which were taken by a visitor to the Mount, show what appears to be new construction, under a tarp, in the northeast corner of the Mount.
To clarify whether the Waqf has the license to build on the Mount—and what ramifications there may be if it does not—Arutz Sheva spoke to architect Gideon Charlap, who turned to the licensing and inspection bureau in Jerusalem “to address urgently the building violations and illegal construction on the Temple Mount,” as he put it.
Charlap makes it clear that the pictures shows that the “Waqf is building without a permit from anyone,” and added that its official statements claiming that generators added to the site were provided by the Jordanian King are false. …
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1The oracle concerning Damascus. “Behold, Damascus is about to be removed from being a city And will become a fallen ruin. 2″The cities of Aroer are forsaken; They will be for flocks to lie down in, And there will be no one to frighten them.…
Also read Psalms 83. It’s speaking of the times we’re living through right now.
Unfortunately, Obama’s bumbling attempt at diplomacy may be the catalyst that leads to the fulfillment of this prophecy. Only a nuclear bomb could leave an entire city uninhabitable, as Isaiah says will happen to Damascus.
I had a chance to sit down with Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) this week, only days away from another P5+1 meeting in Vienna for the Nov. 24 Iran nuclear deal deadline.
We sat in his Capitol Hill office just hours before a letter written by him and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and supported by 43 Republican senators was sent to the President warning him about bypassing Congress to strike a deal with the Iranian regime over the their nuclear agenda.
My biggest fear is the President condemning the next generation of Americans to witnessing a nuclear war in the Middle East, which he should not pass on to his successors. We should make sure we execute policies so that Americans never have to witness that.
-Senator Mark Kirk
If these were Muslim kids, Obama would give them citizenship and a check every month. He’ll let thousands of illegals stay in the country, but children who came here legally must be deported because they’re Christian. There’s no way Obama is a Christian. He’s a closet Muslim. Less closeted every day.
Myron Guiler wept.
I held the telephone receiver in my hand and listened as the Ohio pastor became overwhelmed with emotion.
“It’s heartbreaking,” he said. “I can’t stand to see these 120 children go. It’s my heart. I’ve poured my life into it.”
Guiler is the president of Marietta Bible College, a small unaccredited school that provides Bible training mostly for impoverished international students. The college is a ministry of the Marietta Bible Center Church.
On Sunday – Pastor Guiler delivered the bad news to his congregation – the federal government had denied their recertification for a program that allows foreign students to attend American schools.
The 34-year-old college may no longer accept international students and those who are currently enrolled in the Bible school must either transfer to another college by February or face deportation.
“They are a lovely bunch of kids who love the word of God and they love to pray,” Guiler told me. “And now the government wants to us to close.”
He said all of the students who attend the school come from impoverished, third-world countries – places like Kenya, Togo, and New Guinea.
“These are people whose fathers and mothers work in rice paddies making $100 a month,” he said. “Some sold their automobile, land so they could send their children over here.”
The students can either major in pastoral theology or Christian education. After they receive their diplomas the students return to their home nation where they work in churches or Christian schools.
“The government is destroying a school that has done no harm,” he said.
Guiler broke the news on Sunday to the 400 members of the non-denominational church. He said people rushed to the altar and prayed for a miracle.
So far, they are still waiting.
“We can receive no more students and the students we have now must transfer in February or go back home,” he said.
So what’s going on here? Why is U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement about to send 120 Christian students back to their homelands – especially when they came to our nation legally?
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So much for separation of church and state that the liberals normally throw fits about. This kind of intrusion is exactly what Jefferson was referring to when he wrote to the Danbury Baptists. He assured them the government wouldn’t mettle in church affairs. This never would have happened before the courts turned Jefferson’s words inside out and sideways, until the letter was taken to mean exactly the opposite of what Jefferson intended. And, the IRS is just flat out of control. They need to be reigned in and put back in their place.
Church leaders are upset after a recent article in The New York Times revealed that the Internal Revenue Service can use undercover agents disguised as members of the clergy as a means to gather privileged information.
Following the Times’ report last weekend that over 40 federal agencies use undercover agents disguised as attorneys, doctors, news media and other positions to gain access to privileged information, church leaders are appalled to find out that IRS agents are also allowed to pose as clergy, even though the agency doesn’t have a crime-fighting function that warrants such a use of undercover tactics.
In a Tuesday interview with The Christian Post, Director of the Christian Defense Coalition, Rev. Patrick Mahoney, said he thinks it’s an “absolute disgrace” that the IRS is allowed use undercover agents disguised as clergy. He added that he couldn’t think of any justifiable reasons as to why the agency should be allowed to disguise agents as clergy.
“It is an absolute disgrace that IRS undercover agents can pose as members of the clergy. It is the role of government to protect religious freedom and the first amendment, and not to use it to gather information and spy on American citizens,” Mahoney said. “One has to ask why is the IRS using undercover agents to gather information posing as clergy. Why is this even part of their mandate? What does the IRS have to do with this?”
Mahoney and fellow church leaders that he’s spoken with in the days since the Times’ article was published have expressed concern that the IRS could possibly use undercover investigators disguised as clergy to help enforce the HHS’ mandate that requires group and employer health insurance plans to cover all FDA-approved contraceptives and abortion-inducing drugs, thus forcing churches and other faith-based organizations to act against their beliefs…..
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The end times are moving fast! There was a time when people protested such things as an invasion of their privacy. I guess all technology is good now….until the government uses it for evil purposes. Then it’s too late.
According to a survey by tech giant Cisco Systems, about a fourth of professionals ages 18 to 50 would leap at the chance to get a surgical brain implant that allowed them to instantly link their thoughts to the Internet.
The study was conducted on 3,700 adults working in white-collar jobs in 15 countries.
“Assuming a company invented a brain implant that made the World Wide Web instantly accessible to their thoughts, roughly one-quarter would move forward with the operation,” the study found.
Generation Y professionals, those born in the 1980s through 2000, were only slightly more apt to say they would get the surgery, at 26 percent, versus 21 percent of Gen Xers or those born from the early 1960s through the early 1980s.
I’m surprised that generation Xers are even open to this. Being a person who has had brain surgery, I can tell you they are willing to sign up for something they would deeply regret. Brain surgery is not fun or cool.
We should all be keeping these fellow Christians in our prayers. Also, pray that our government will wake up to the humanitarian crisis occurring in Iraq and Syria. They’ve gone to war for Muslims in the past, they should be willing to save the Christians that have been in Iraq for thousands of years. What happened to fighting for indigenous peoples. Even Christians. Signs of the times, I’m afraid.
In recent months, stories of Christian persecution have seemed more like pages ripped from the Book of Exodus than modern-day news reports.
A Christian couple beaten to death and then burned in a kiln…more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped in Nigeria … a mother forced to give birth in chains in Sudan … the mass exodus of families forced from their homes in Syria and Iraq, driven out by the brutality of ISIS … The violence and cruelty seem to know no bounds.
These don’t even take into account the untold stories of persecution happening in closed countries like North Korea. Kenneth Bae’s capture, imprisonment and then fortunate release only highlights the instability of the country and suppression of religion there. There is no question that millions of Christians around the world live in constant danger simply because of their choice of religion…
Would we ever see a Jewish or Christian worship service taking place in a mosque? Everyone would be beheaded. This is just a dog lifting his leg and marking his territory and nothing more? Just like they’ve done to all the churches in Iraq and Syria. Next they’ll start burning them down.
Reverend Franklin Graham, son of world renowned evangelist Billy Graham, said the Muslim prayer service on Friday at the Washington National Cathedral, an Episcopal church established under a charter granted by Congress more than 100 years ago, is “sad to see” because the church should only open its door for worship of “the One True God of the Bible.”
In a Facebook post on Thursday, Nov. 13, Rev. Franklin Graham, who heads the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, said, “Tomorrow, the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. — one of the most prominent Episcopal churches in America — will host a Muslim prayer service to Allah.”
It sickens me to think of Allah, a false god, being worshiped in our National Cathedral.
Oh the humanity!!! Someone dared pray a 5 second prayer in front of other people. The free exercise clause of the constitution means nothing when there are atheists afoot. That seconds long prayer cost him a touchdown. No touchdowns for Christians. Now, if he’d only faced Mecca and stuck his butt in the air, it would have been okay.
Sam raised his hands in the air to honor a murdered teammate and then took a knee to thank God. The end zone celebrated lasted about five seconds.
“I felt like I had to thank God for blessing me with the talent and passion to play football,” Sam told me. “So I dropped to a knee and thanked God for everything he’s done in my life.”
But when Sam opened his eyes he saw a referee throwing a flag.
Unsportsmanlike conduct. A 15-yard penalty.
The Florida High School Athletic Association and the South Gulf Football Officials Association said Sam was not penalized for praying. Instead, they say he was guilty of violating Rule 9-5, Article 1 of the 2014 National Federation of State High School Associations football rulebook.
The Fort Myers News-Press reports the violation covers non-contact penalties like “any delayed, excessive or prolonged act by which a player attempts to focus attention upon himself.”
So let’s break this down.
Did Sam’s prayer delay the game? It lasted no more than five seconds. Five seconds. It’s not like he was holding a church service in the end zone.
“It was deemed excessive celebration in a manner that drew attention to the player,” FHSAA spokesman Cory Sobers told me. “I believe the arm motion is what drew the flag and not the kneeling or the prayer.”
Yeah, football players never move their arms when they’re in the end zone. They stand at attention and show no sign of celebration or pride. This country is going down the toilet.
One day the Muslims and the secularists will regret banning the Jews from praying on the Temple Mount. If they only knew they’re ultimately on the losing side…eternally. It sickens me that the Palestinians, backed by the EU, can dictate to the Jews their religious rights.
Netanyahu meets EU foreign affairs chief, ‘Jews pray at Western Wall, Muslims pray on Mount’; says ‘Jerusalem is not a settlement.’
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Netanyahu added “we stand behind the status quo arrangements that have been there for many years. We will not allow them to be changed either by action or by legislation.” The statement evidently refers to a bill seeking to allow Jews to pray at the site, where they have been banned from doing so by the Jordanian Waqf (Islamic trust) that still enjoys de facto control.
If you ask me, this is a violation of this man’s religious rights. The Bible instructs us to feed the homeless and the poor. Not to mention it’s one of the dumbest laws on the books. Would they rather the homeless just die of starvation?
The elderly gentleman said it very well, “It’s our right to feed people, it’s our First Amendment right and I believe in the fatherhood of God and the brotherhood of man, and we should be allowed to feed our fellow man.”
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A 90-year-old Florida man was cited for a second time for illegally feeding the homeless.
Arnold Abbott and his team of chefs set up shop Wednesday night on Fort Lauderdale Beach and dished out free food to the homeless. Uniformed police were also there recording the event.
“They didn’t have the gumption to move in on us. They were afraid, afraid of public opinion,” said Abbott.
But Abbott was ultimately confronted by cops in the middle of an interview with Local 6 sister station WPLG-TV. Abbott was escorted away in front of a large crowd of his supporters. Instead of whisking the 90-year old to jail, police decided to just fingerprint Abbott and issue him a citation on the spot.
I’ve never understood self-hating Jews. How can they want a deal with a country that has threaten to kill all the Jews in Israel? Liberalism is a psychiatric disorder.
Strong Jewish support for an Iran nuclear deal was a surprise finding of a poll of American Jews who voted Tuesday. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned against any deal that leaves Iran with an enrichment program. [snip] In Tuesday’s elections, American Jews voted for Democrats over Republicans by a decisive margin of 69 to 28 percent.
This is good news, but don’t celebrate yet. There’s a circuit split, meaning two courts decided differently. That means the Supreme Court will finally have to take up the issue, and decide what marriage means in this country. Pray they make the right decision and don’t do the “Sodom and Gomorrah” to us.
By a two-to-one vote, a federal appeals court in Cincinnati upheld the right of states to ban same-sex marriage, overturning lower court decisions in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee that found such restrictions to be unconstitutional.
We’re headed for the same problem, if we don’t get our immigration policy fixed. We’ve already seen some of this kind of thing, and it will only get worse, especially since our wimp in chief is not dealing with the Isil problem. He just pretends it will go away like the true narcissist that he is.
The above photo represents a graffito found a month ago in Vienna, on the ground of a popular walkers’ and bikers’ promenade outside Augarten Park.
It says: “Occupy all churches! We will rise!” (Besetzt alle Kirchen. We will rise.)
This kind of direct threat to Christians has become increasingly common in Europe.
A voluntary, non-profit organisation based in Vienna, the Observatory on Intolerance and Discrimination against Christians in Europe , has been established, and issued a report documenting 241 cases of intolerance and attacks against Christians and their institutions in 2013.
Among them are arson, gun attacks, bombs and Molotov cocktails.
Anti-Christian graffiti were sprayed on the outside wall of a cathedral in Austria, reading: “We do not want your crosses” and including a swastika. So much for the ridiculously false claim, much beloved by so many “free-thinkers” and Leftists, of a closeness between Nazism and Christianity. In fact, these Neo-Nazis are continuing a florid anti-Christian tradition going all the way back to the Führer.
Dr. Gudrun Kugler, director of the Observatory, explains: “The increasingly secular society in Europe has less and less space for Christianity.”
No doubt many of these aggressive acts will be the work of Muslims, whose number, like that of anti-Christian threats, is also increasing in Europe. But not all this violence is caused by Muslims: some of it comes from intolerant secularists.
Our antisemitic President is displaying his Muslim agenda again. God has been very patient with America, especially the last 6 years, but this has got to be trying that patience. I hope, when Jews vote today, they remember who is really on their side.
In a dramatic development, Israeli cabinet members are warning that US President Barack Obama threatened Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that the US may opt not to oppose future hostile UN Security Council votes, unless Israel accedes to American policy demands, Israel’s NRG News reported on Sunday.
“The prime minister told colleagues in recent days … that his office’s understanding of the issue and the government’s take on it is that the Americans will not cast a veto against a resolution that reaches the Security Council,” Ariel Kahana, diplomatic correspondent for the Makor Rishon and NRG dailies, told The Algemeiner on Monday, quoting ministerial-level sources…
Good for these pastors! Christians should have the same freedom of speech as everyone else. You only need look back at our history to know that the founders intended for pastors to be very involved in the political process. That didn’t change until the 50′s, and the ban on such activity is completely unconstitutional.
A group called Alliance Defending Freedom organized a group of around 1,600 pastors who endorsed candidates from the pulpit in the weeks leading up to tomorrows election. Since the 1950’s the IRS has banned 501(c)(3) tax exempt churches from engaging in political activity, including endorsing candidates. The IRS has never enforced the law. Every few years the government sends out warning letters but it’s never actually taken the law to court. They likely know it wouldn’t be upheld by the Supreme Court. The Alliance Defending Freedom appears to be a conservative group and as such their 1,600 pastors appear to be largely endorsing Republican candidates. Odds are these endorsements won’t swing the election but it is an exercise in religious freedom…..
What is this country coming to when you can get arrested for wearing a rosary at a ball game?
14-year-old Jacob Herrera attended Sam Houston middle school’s Wednesday night football game. Herrera wore a rosary outside of his clothes when officer Corporal Wilson asked him to remove it.
Marivell Chavez, a witness, says she was at the game Wednesday night and claimed while Herrera was being held to the ground, he yelled, “call my mom” and “I can’t breathe.”
“You know he handcuffed him and then crossed him across the street right there and slammed him again and he repeatedly slammed the child on the floor,” says Chavez.
The police department excused their behavior by saying that some gang members have been known to wear rosaries. Perhaps a wise move would be to find out if the boy is a gang member before tackling and smothering him for wearing a religious symbol. I wonder what they do to you if you’re caught wearing a Star of David?
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The Muslim Brotherhood needs to be destroyed. Yet, we have a weak President who wants to play nice to both sides. He considers people who burn Christian churches and torture defenseless nuns allies. He’s on the side of Islamic jihadists and always has been.
A mob marched nuns through the battle-torn streets of Cairo ‘like prisoners of war’ in the latest outrage against Egypt’s Christian minority.
Sister Manal, principal of a Franciscan school in suburban Cairo, watched for six hours as a mob looted the building, knocked the cross off the gate and replaced it with a black banner resembling the flag of Al Qaeda.
The classrooms were then burned to the ground and the women taken away, attracting a crowd of abusive onlookers.
Police told Sister Manal that the nuns had been targeted by hardline Islamists, convinced that they had given Muslim children an inappropriate education.
‘We are nuns. We rely on God and the angels to protect us,’ she said. ‘At the end, they paraded us like prisoners of war and hurled abuse at us as they led us from one alley to another without telling us where they were taking us.’
Siblings Wardah and Bedour, two Christian women employed by the school, also found themselves having to fight their way through the mob while being groped, hit and insulted by the extremists.
Days ago, al-Qaeda’s Egyptian leader, Ayman Zawahiri, portrayed the overthrow of Muhammad Morsi and the Brotherhood as a “Crusader” campaign led by Coptic Pope Tawadros II who, according to Zawahiri and other terrorists, is trying to create a Coptic state in Egypt.
This statement by Zawahiri is laughable, if it weren’t so sad, considering the Arab Spring and the Muslim Brotherhoods admitted goal of reestablishing the Islamic Caliphate in the region. Just like the Democrats in the United States, the Jihadists use the tactic of accusing their enemies of exactly what they are doing themselves. No wonder Islamists and Progressives get along so well.
Since then, not only are Egypt’s Christians and churches now being attacked in ways unprecedented in the modern era, but new reports indicate that al-Qaeda’s black flag has been raised on some of them, specifically St. George Church in Sohag. Considering that it was al-Qaeda linked terrorists who initiated one of the bloodiest church attacks in recent history, the 2010 Baghdad church attack where nearly 60 Christians were slaughtered (click here for graphic images), that al-Qaeda is singling out Egypt’s Christians bodes ill.
The Islamic terrorist organization’s incitements against the Copts are just the latest to emanate from Islamists—from the top of the Brotherhood leadership to the bottom of the “Muslim street”—creating something of an “open season” on Egypt’s Christians.
We all need to be praying for our fellow Christians abroad, but we should also be writing our members of Congress, demanding that this genocide be recognized and something done about it. Murder does not become acceptable when Christians are on the receiving end of the violence.
Would Muslims tolerate the Christian flag flying over mosques in the U.S.? I seriously doubt it. Our government would also be beside itself, and wouldn’t hesitate to put a stop to it. The double standard is disgusting.
My question is, why is our government saying nothing about this slaughter of Christians in Egypt? If the roles were reversed, and Muslims were being crucified in the streets, we’d send in the troops and save the Islamist murderers. Perhaps it has something to do with having an Islamist sympathizer in the White House.
Alarmed at the fresh targeting of Egyptian Christians since the military takeover, 16 human rights groups on Wednesday condemned both sides in the continuing standoff—Islamists for inciting violence against the religious minority and the state for not providing adequate protection. …
As Egyptian Muslims prepared to mark the end-of-Ramadan Eid holiday on Thursday, their Orthodox Coptic compatriots have little to celebrate.
Attacks against Christians have increased over the past month, with churches, homes and stores targeted, a Coptic priest shot dead, and several other Christians killed—including a shopkeeper in the Sinai who was kidnapped and beheaded.
Last weekend in a village called Bani Ahmed, Islamists reportedly torched at least nine homes and 24 stores owned by Christians as well as vehicles. Coptic youths demonstrated outside the Supreme Court on Monday, calling for authorities to act against the perpetrators of the sectarian violence. …
There have already been thousands of documented changes made to the Book of Mormon since Joseph Smith used his “seer’s stone” and a hat to translate it. Now, it seems the LDS church is trying to fix more problems by selective editing of their texts. From polygamy to blacks not being allowed to hold the priesthood, there is a lot of cleaning up to do. I would ask Mormons to consider this question, “Was Joseph Smith wrong, or was God wrong?” God does not need editing, but men do.
A newly released digital edition of the four books of LDS or Mormon scripture—the Holy Bible, the Book of Mormon, the Doctrine and Covenants, and the Pearl of Great Price—includes editorial changes that reflect a shifting official view on issues like polygamy, the Church’s history of racism, and the historicity of LDS scripture.
Perhaps the most significant is the inclusion of a new heading to precede the now-canonized 1978 announcement of the end of the LDS Church’s ban on black priesthood ordination:
The Book of Mormon teaches that “all are alike unto God,” including “black and white, bond and free, male and female” (2 Nephi 26:33). Throughout the history of the Church, people of every race and ethnicity in many countries have been baptized and have lived as faithful members of the Church. During Joseph Smith’s lifetime, a few black male members of the Church were ordained to the priesthood. Early in its history, Church leaders stopped conferring the priesthood on black males of African descent. Church records offer no clear insights into the origins of this practice.
I would offer Satan as a definite source of this practice, along with Polygamy.
To read about the rest of the changes and omissions click here.
Pray for our brothers and sisters in Christ in Egypt. According to this article, Christians are among those being crucified for objecting to the new Egyptian government, and the harshest torture is reserved for them, because they don’t worship Allah. I pray as many of them as possible have been able to flee their homes and escape this brutal barbarism.
I notice Obama has little to say about the so called “Arab Spring” these days, and he hasn’t said a word about the Crucifixions taking place. Since the Muslim Brotherhood has infiltrated our government at the highest levels, and seems to be an ally of our current Resident in Chief, I suppose we shouldn’t be surprised. What kind of human can ignore these horrors out of simple political expediency? And, we’re supposed to believe Obama’s a Christian? I think not.
The Arab Spring takeover of Egypt by the Muslim Brotherhood has run amok, with reports from several different media agencies that the radical Muslims have begun crucifying opponents of newly installed President Mohammed Morsi.
Middle East media confirm that during a recent rampage, Muslim Brotherhood operatives “crucified those opposing Egyptian President Muhammad Morsi naked on trees in front of the presidential palace while abusing others.”
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Raymond Ibrahim, a fellow with the Middle East Forum and the Investigative Project on Terrorism, said the crucifixions are the product of who the Middle Eastern media call “partisans.”
“Arabic media call them ‘supporters,’ ‘followers’ and ‘partisans’ of the Muslim Brotherhood,” Ibraham said.
They can’t even call them what they are! Murderers and animals!
Ibrahim also says the victims can be anyone, including Egyptian Christians.
“It’s anyone who is resisting the new government,” Ibrahim said. “In this particular case, the people attacked and crucified were secular protesters upset because of Morsi’s hostile campaign against the media, especially of Tawfik Okasha, who was constantly exposing him on his station, until Morsi shut him down.”
Ibrahim said extra brutality is reserved for Christians, but the crucifixions are because of Islamic doctrine and are required by the Quran. The time and other details about the crucifixions were not readily available.
Ahmadinejad hasn’t been reading his Bible, but Iran’s actions could very well be the spark that fulfills the prophesies in Ezekiel. If Iran attacks, or Israel launches a preemptive attack it could end up involving the entire Middle East, and eventually the West. It would be an earth shattering event to be sure, and a life changing one for much of the planet.
It’s also interesting that Syria is on a path to destruction at the same time. Isaiah 17 includes the end times prophecy that Syria will no longer be a city, but a heap of ruins.
Israel is our time clock, and Jesus is our hope. Be looking up, if this regional war actually begins.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told an annual anti-Israel protest in Tehran on Friday that the Jewish state was a “cancerous tumour” that will soon be excised, drawing Western rebukes.
Washington said Ahmadinejad’s statements were “reprehensible”, while Paris viewed them as “outrageous.”
Ahmadinejad’s diatribe against Israel in his Quds (Jerusalem) Day address was the latest in a long line to have drawn criticism from Western governments.
“The Zionist regime and the Zionists are a cancerous tumour,” he said.
“The nations of the region will soon finish off the usurper Zionists in the Palestinian land…. A new Middle East will definitely be formed. With the grace of God and help of the nations, in the new Middle East there will be no trace of the Americans and Zionists,” he said.
Related Article: Iran: Israel’s existence ‘insult to all humanity’
Yet more evidence that the war of Gog and Magog is drawing near. It amazes me, still, how detailed and accurate Bible prophecy is. Be ready, and make sure your lives are right with God, for we know not the exact time He will come.
Hundreds of Israelis across country flood police lines with reports of a light in the sky, traveling in a spiral with a large trail behind it.
Russia announced on Thursday night that it had carried out a successful test of an inter-continental ballistic missile, seemingly explaining a mysterious moving light seen in the skies over Israel, Lebanon, Azerbaijan, Turkey and Jordan.
Police in the northern district said it was checking the reports with the IDF.
Meanwhile, Lebanese news website Naharnet reported glowing objects spotted over the Lebanese-Israeli border and the Lebanese-Turkish border.
The Israeli Astronomical Association said the object was 80 kilometers high and was not a meteor.
All the countries prophesied to take part in the war on Israel in Ezekiel 38 and 39 are displaying that intent. These are the signs we’re to watch for.
Read more and see pictures here.
The modern day name for the Mark of the Beast…the “human barcode” in the form of a chip. God’s prophetic time clock ticks on.
Microchip implants have become standard practice for our pets, but have been a tougher sell when it comes to the idea of putting them in people.
Science fiction author Elizabeth Moon last week rekindled the debate on whether it’s a good idea to “barcode” infants at birth in an interview on a BBC radio program.
“I would insist on every individual having a unique ID permanently attached — a barcode if you will — an implanted chip to provide an easy, fast inexpensive way to identify individuals,” she said on The Forum, a weekly show that features “a global thinking” discussing a “radical, inspiring or controversial idea” for 60 seconds .
Moon believes the tools most commonly used for surveillance and identification — like video cameras and DNA testing — are slow, costly and often ineffective.
In her opinion, human barcoding would save a lot of time and money.
The proposal isn’t too far-fetched – it is already technically possible to “barcode” a human – but does it violate our rights to privacy?
Opponents argue that giving up anonymity would cultivate an “Orwellian” society where all citizens can be tracked.
I’m sure saving money is their only reason for wanting to quickly identify people and track them throughout life. Yup, that’s believable. Not.
Read more here
The Muslim Brotherhood has been praised as moderate and secular by our President, and invited into the White House as employees and advisers. Meanwhile, the Brotherhood leaders in Egypt are preparing to exterminate the Christians one way or another. Knowing our dear leader’s phony faith, he probably has no problem with this.
These are things Romney needs to be talking about. Let’s hope he doesn’t go the road of Mclame and tiptoe around these issues.
Pray for our brothers and sisters in Egypt.
Christians Should “Convert, Pay Tribute, or Leave,” Says Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood Candidate by Raymond Ibrahim May 30, 2012 at 4:00 am “They need to know that conquest is coming, that Egypt will be Islamic, and that they must pay jizya or emigrate,” Morsi reportedly said.
And, if they refuse those two options, the third option is beheading.
Read more here.