Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Iran Calls For Israel’s Destruction

The calls to destroy Israel keep coming.

https://www.jewsnews.co.il/2018/02/18/declaration-of-war-iranian-general-calls-for-israels-destruction-by-uprooting-baby-killing-zionist-regime.html



On 10th anniversary of slaying of Hezbollah military commander Imad Mughniyeh, Iran’s Quds Force chief Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani says appropriate revenge is “not launching one missile or killing one person, but the dismantling and uprooting” of Israel.
A top Iranian general lashed out at Israel during a ceremony marking ten years since the death of Hezbollah military chief Imad Mughniyeh, who was killed in a 2008 car bombing in Damascus that Hezbollah blamed on Israel.
Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani, head of Iran’s elite Quds Force, pledged retaliation for the Mughniyeh’s assassination. Before his assassination, Mughniyeh was one of the world’s most wanted terrorists.
The appropriate revenge for Mughniyeh’s slaying is “not launching one missile or killing one person,” Soleimani declared, “but the dismantling and uprooting of the baby-killing Zionist regime.”

Monday, February 19, 2018

Financial Collapse Being Set Up

Its hard to understand how anyone can believe that America can just keep doubling our national debt every decade.  Do intelligent people actually believe that we will be allowed to print money as often as we want forever?

Here;  http://www.raptureready.com/category/nearing-midnight/

The US Deficit spending is completely out of control. Over the past 8 years alone, the national debt has risen by 8% each year, while the economy has grown by 2% each year. The only factor that has saved us from financial calamity is the government’s ability to print more money to pay for the shortfall.
There have been some efforts at budget reform. Tea Party Republicans arrived in Washington seven years ago with a clear, loud message from angry voters: Slash spending. The best solution Congress has been able to devise is short-term freezes on new spending. Several debt limits have been set and quickly violated. Once the government ran out of money, lawmakers would set a higher debt-limit target with a new promise of reform.
The Treasury Department would use budgetary tricks to keep the national debt at the same level for several months. Once a new spending bill was passed that raised the debt limit, our total debt would go up by several hundred billion in a single day. On August 6 of last year, the debt rose by $318 billion. On the 7th of this month, it rose by $175 billion.
Because the fiscal year ends on September 30, the Treasury has been able to make our annual deficit appear smaller by moving the debt to the next calendar year. The government claims that our deficit was only $438, $585, and $665 billion over the past three fiscal years. The actual deficit never dropped below $600 billion. Two years ago, the national debt was $1.6 trillion below where it is now, which means an annual shortfall of $800 billion.
We have had huge deficits for so long, the folks in Washington DC are no longer bothering to hide the red ink. In December, they cut taxes by $1.2 trillion and made no effort to balance the revenue loss with spending cuts. They just passed a spending bill that will add $300 billion to the national debt. Trump wants to spend another $1 trillion on roads and bridges.
The President’s budget office is tasked with the responsibility of producing a budget projection for the next year. The spending numbers are always too low because they are based on wildly optimistic guesses on revenue and spending that typically promises to balance the budget in 10 years. President Donald Trump has just proposed a $4 trillion-plus budget for next year that projects a $1 trillion federal deficit and makes no promise to ever balance the federal ledger.
The White House budget projects that we will reach an unprecedented $30 trillion in 2028. Since it is seemingly impossible to maintain positive growth for a decade, the actual debt will most likely be $40 trillion.
It’s absolutely stunning that we are having $1 trillion deficits in a time of positive growth. During the next recession, our deficits will easily be $2 to $3 trillion. The current forecast has Moody’s, one of our key rating firms, warning that it may have to downgrade our debt.
The ability of our government to double our national debt once every decade would seem to indicate that we have discovered the secret to never-ending financial prosperity. All nations that have engaged in this level of reckless deficit spending have had their currency destroyed by hyperinflation. The only thing that seems different about our case is the extreme methods the Treasury and Federal Reserve governors have utilized to avoid calamity.
There are signs that we are running out of options. The Dow Jones suffered two thousand-point declines in recent days. Traders became concerned about the recent rise in interest rates and inflation. The 10-year bond is getting very close to the 3% mark. Soaring bond rates would mean higher interest costs for the government. When you have a debt of $20 trillion, an increase of just a few percentage points could make it impossible for us to service that debt.
The Treasury is at the point where it needs to convince bondholders to roll over $1.4 trillion, and find buyers for a fresh $1 trillion in new bonds each year. If rates rise sharply, people will suffer huge losses on their bonds, making it unlikely for them to buy more.
The only explanation for why the debt market has not collapsed is Bible Prophecy. God seems to be setting the world up for a major economic disaster that will allow the Antichrist to step in as a financial savior. Until the time is right, He will hold things together. Because we are in such a profound state of financial peril, I think time is very short.
“And the second beast required all people small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their forehead, that no one could buy or sell unless he had the mark—the name of the beast or the number of its name” (Revelation 13:16-17).


Friday, February 16, 2018

Israel, Iran Battle Openly...Throw in Russia Too

It would appear that things are heating up between Israel and Iran.  We also read that Putin called Netanyahu and warned him against taking out any more Syrian military.

 It’s easy to see Ezekiel 38 on the horizon.

Here;  https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/iran-israel-battle-openly-race-define-rules-game-n847946

"There is a determination by Iran to build a military force in Syria and Lebanon, and there is determination in Israel not to let this happen," he said. "And the two vectors are colliding." 
But the extent of the damage to Syrian air defenses likely unsettled Russia, given Moscow’s support for the regime of President Bashar al-Assad of Syria and its own presence in the country
After the second set of Israeli strikes, Russian President Vladimir Putin reportedly called Netanyahu and cautioned against further action. 
In March 2017, Moscow also summoned the Israeli ambassador to protest a wave of Israeli airstrikes that had reportedly come close to hitting Russian assets in Syria. Moscow has repeatedly warned that it will not tolerate attacks on Russian soldiers in Syria.

FBI Failed Protocol On Florida Shooter

Someone called the FBI tip line 6 weeks ago to complain about the Florida shooter.  They said he had guns and was talking about killing everyone.  The FBI ignores the call and never followed up.

See something say something....but it did no good.

In a statement, the FBI said "a person close to" Cruz called the agency's public tip line on Jan. 5 and left information on Cruz's "gun ownership, desire to kill people, erratic behavior, and disturbing social media posts, as well as the potential of him conducting a school shooting." 
The tip should have been "assessed as a potential threat to life" and forwarded to the bureau's Miami field office for investigation. "We have determined that these protocols were not followed," the agency said. 
FBI Director Christopher Wray said in that statement that the bureau is trying to figure out how the mistake occurred, particularly because the bureau asks the public to "be vigilant" against threats and share them with authorities.

Here;  https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/fbi-got-tip-parkland-shooter-nikolas-cruz-january-didn-t-n848681

115 Americans Die Every Day From Opioid Overdose

Of course the leftist media is non-stop coverage of another school shooting where 17 people were gunned down by a mentally ill man who we will probably will find out was hearing voices in his head.

They put the photos up on TV of the wonderful people who died.

No doubt it's a tragedy.

But of course the left wants to blame this tragedy on guns. 

Why?

Because they don't like guns.

Did you know that 115 people die EVERY SINGLE DAY of opioid overdose?

Why doesn't the media put their pictures up everyday?  How about once per week?

Do they talk about it? 

Yep.

Do they try and stoke our anger at the drugs that caused this?

Nope.

Drug overdose deaths and opioid-involved deaths continue to increase in the United States. The majority of drug overdose deaths (66%) involve an opioid. In 2016, the number of overdose deaths involving opioids (including prescription opioids and heroin) was 5 times higher than in 1999. From 2000 to 2016, more than 600,000 people died from drug overdoses. On average, 115 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose. 

We now know that overdoses from prescription opioids are a driving factor in the 16-year increase in opioid overdose deaths. The amount of prescription opioids sold to pharmacies, hospitals, and doctors’ offices nearly quadrupled from 1999 to 2010,3,4 yet there had not been an overall change in the amount of pain that Americans reported.5,6 Deaths from prescription opioids—drugs like oxycodone, hydrocodone, and methadone—have more than quadrupled since 1999.

Here;  https://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/epidemic/index.html

I wonder if this is one reason so many Americans are now coming to the conclusion that so much of what the media feeds us falls under the category of fake news?

Also please note that Revelation tells us that the Last Days will be filled with pharmakia...which is the Greek word where we get our word pharmacy from.


Did the Final War of Gog and Magog Just Begin?

Of course the OT-reading Jews are familiar with Ezekiel 38-39 and the war of Gog and Magog that is prophesied there.

Many of them are wondering if this war just began?

“Therefore prophesy, O mortal, and say to Gog: Thus said Hashem: Surely, on that day, when My people Yisrael are living secure, you will take note, and you will come from your home in the farthest north, you and many peoples with you—all of them mounted on horses, a vast horde, a mighty arm.” Ezekiel 38:14

Israel and Iran made direct military contact on Saturday for the first time, signaling a significant escalation in the multinational entanglement in Syria. This development contains unique elements that several end-of-days experts say presages the Messianic war of Gog and Magog.

On Shabbat at around 4 AM, Iran sent a UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) into Israeli airspace from a base in Syria. An Israeli Air Force (IAF) Apache helicopter shot down the UAV, and Israel subsequently launched multiple airstrikes inside Syria. Syria launched a barrage of surface-to-air-missiles (SAM) at the Israeli warplanes, damaging one F-16 and forcing the two-man crew to eject with one pilot suffering serious injuries. This was the first time since 2006 that an Israeli warplane had been shot down by an enemy and the first time that an Iranian drone entered Israel.

The confrontation on Saturday marks a serious escalation in an already volatile region that brings the armies of many nations in closer proximity with one another. This explosive mix is coming to a boil and last week, two other aircrafts were shot down. One of the aircrafts, a Turkish plane, was shot down on Saturday and a Russian close-support SU-25 one week earlier.

Here;  https://www.jewsnews.co.il/2018/02/15/end-of-times-did-the-final-war-of-gog-and-magog-just-begin-in-syria.html

Many followers of Christ also read this passage from Ezekiel 38-39 and believe that the events we are seeing are further evidence of the nearness of the rapture of the church?

Of course we don't know the day or the hour but we are also told that if we are paying attention WE WON'T BE SURPRISED!

How about you?  Are you excited and eager to hear the trumpet blow?  Are you ready to meet Jesus in the air?

1 Thess. 4
16 For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. 18 Therefore encourage one another with these words.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Christian Faith Mocked Again by ABC News

Not so long ago in this country you could say, "I'm going to pray about this decision."

If you say that today, get ready to be mocked and ridiculed.

ABC is facing mounting criticism after its panelists on “The View” mocked Vice President Mike Pence’s Christian faith. Detractors of “The View” are focusing on the fact that ABC News, which claims to be an unbiased broadcast news operation, oversees such a nakedly partisan program with one “token” conservative.

The women of “The View” took a shot at Pence’s Christian faith on Tuesday, mocking the former governor of Indiana for talking to Jesus and even calling it a “mental illness.”

Sunny Hostin said it’s “interesting” that former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman recently said that Pence talks to Jesus and believes Jesus tells him things. Hostin said she is a “faithful” Catholic but doesn’t want her vice president “speaking in tongues.” Joy Behar then said, “It’s one thing to talk to Jesus. It’s another thing when Jesus talks to you… that’s called mental illness.”

ABC News paints itself as a fair news organization but its longtime slogan, “See the Whole Picture,” often doesn’t apply to “The View,” according to many critics.

“It has become jarring how fixated the show is on politics and how slanted the table is,” Mediaite columnist Joseph Wulfsohn told Fox News.

Wulfsohn said it’s ABC News’ prerogative if network executives decide that having four outspoken liberals and a single “token” conservative is “profitable” but the decision “does a great disservice” by marginalizing the view of roughly half the country.

The Hill media columnist Joe Concha thinks “it would be wise for ABC News to divorce itself” from “The View.”

“It's a pure opinion and infotainment program and therefore should be under its entertainment division,” Concha told Fox News.

Fox News’ Todd Starnes slammed Behar in a scathing op-ed, saying it’s “understandable that a Christophobe like Behar be dumbfounded by such a concept.”

Starnes added that “if hearing the voice (of) God means (you are) mentally insane” then he is crazy himself.

“If ABC News wants to employ an anti-Christian bigot – that is their business,” he wrote.

Pence himself didn’t appreciate the comments and slammed ABC News Wednesday on C-SPAN.

“To have ABC maintain a broadcast forum that compared Christianity to mental illness is just wrong,” Pence said. “It is simply wrong for ABC to have a television program that expresses that kind of religious intolerance.”

Here;  http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2018/02/15/abc-news-slammed-for-joy-behar-s-attack-on-mike-pence-s-christian-faith.html

Jesus told us not to be surprised when the world hates us, because the world hated Him first.

It's just so sad to see it happening in America....but I guess we shouldn't be surprised.

NASA to Investigate Ancient Painting of UFO's and Aliens

The news seems to get stranger everyday.

Of course we continue to believe that humanity is being prepared to accept "doctrines of demons."

NASA to investigate 10,000-year-old mystery rock that ‘shows paintings of UFOs and aliens’

Discovered in Charama, India, the images appear to show aliens and UFOs, similar to scenes of a sci-fi movie.

According to local archaeologist JR Bhagat it is unclear as to what the images reveal.

ALIENS? The government have asked NASA for help

He said: "The findings suggest that humans in prehistoric times may have seen or imagined beings from other planets which still create curiosity among people and researchers.

“Extensive research is needed for further findings.

“Charama presently doesn't have any such expert who could give clarity on the subject.“

He also revealed that some of the features of the paintings were unclear and the characters appeared to be wielding weapons.

He added: "The paintings are done in natural colours that have hardly faded despite the years.

“The strangely carved figures are seen holding weapon-like objects and do not have clear features.

“Specially, the nose and mouth are missing.

“In few pictures, they are even shown wearing space suits. We can't refute possibility of imagination by prehistoric men but humans usually fancy such things.”

The video was uploaded to YouTube channel The Lost History Channel on Sunday and has already received more than 7,000 views.

One comment read: "Evidence is everywhere, we need opened eyes, that's all."

And another claimed: "We dont need to find aliens, they are already here all around us."

The archaeologists have contacted NASA and ISRO to help solve the mystery.

Here; https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/weird-news/681762/Alien-news-NASA-ISRO-prehistoric-paintings-UFO-discovered-India-Charama-spaceship-video 

If Satan's demons were to show up on earth and say, "We are here make a final, royal mess of everything by making hell on earth!"....most folks would not be impressed.  However, if demons show up disguised as "aliens" claiming to have come from another planet...most folks would now say, "Welcome to earth!  How come you took so long to reveal yourselves?"

Think about it....

"Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a hungry lion looking for whom he may devour."

Gods wrath

For any of my readers who still want to believe that folks with the Holy Spirit are going go through the misery and horror of The Great Tribulation...here is another well written article for your consideration.

The Wrath of God
“There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.” (Romans 8:1)

When God destroyed the world with a flood, He first removed Noah and his family from danger. When He destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, God removed Lot and his family from danger. These two families were not under condemnation because they walked in the Spirit (except for Lot’s wife). When God pours out His wrath during the Tribulation, He will first remove His Bride, the Church.

God promised to never destroy the world again by water. He reminds us of His promise every time we see a rainbow in the sky. However, He has also promised that He will one day destroy the world by fire. That day is quickly coming upon the world at large. First, it will be a day of great Tribulation, seven years of hell on earth. One thousand years later, “But by His word the present heavens and earth are being reserved for fire, kept for the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men.” (2 Peter 3:7)

All those who have been saved through faith in Jesus will be saved by God’s grace. All the saints, both Old and New Testament, will never suffer condemnation or the wrath of God.

The word “wrath” is mentioned 198 times in the KJV and usually refers to God’s wrath.

John the Baptist had this to say about God’s wrath:

“Then said he to the multitude that came forth to be baptized of him, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?” (Luke 3:7)

“He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.” (John 3:36)

In the book of Revelation God’s wrath is mentioned at least ten times: 6:16-17; 11:18; 14:10: 14:19: 15:1; 15:7; 16:1; 16:19 and 19:15.

God’s wrath is not a heavenly tantrum as some try to indicate. When you get right down to where the rubber meets the road, God’s wrath is divine justice required by God’s law. Whether we are talking about God’s Law or man’s law, law is to be obeyed but if not obeyed, requires judgment. The difference between God’s Law and man’s law is that God is no respecter of persons (Acts 10:34). There is always judgment if the law is not obeyed. (If man were as judicial with his law as God is with His, we would have far less crime than we do today.)

If it were not for John 3:16 (et al.) we would all suffer God’s wrath and Romans 8:1 above would not apply to any of us. Thanks to Jesus, we who call upon His name are not condemned, because He suffered our condemnation. He took our punishment that the Law provides; death. Thanks to Him, we who are His are not under the Law.

“For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace. What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid. (Romans 6:14-15)

“But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.” (Galatians 5:18)

It is very clear that the Church will not suffer God’s wrath during the seven year period of the Tribulation. Jesus will remove us from this earth prior to the Tribulation. The Church age will end at the Rapture. Remember, all those saved in the Church age are not under the Law and, “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.” (Romans 8:1)

“And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.” (1 Thessalonians 1:10)

“For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him.” (1 Thessalonians 5:9-10)

“Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.” (Romans 5:9)

Neither will His own stand before Him to be judged at the White Throne judgment and be cast into the Lake of Fire.

God’s Word is very clear that His wrath only comes upon those who are not His. The entire world was destroyed except those who were His at the flood. All of Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding cities were destroyed except those who were His. During the Tribulation, God’s wrath will come down upon those who have never come to Him through Jesus. Even then, He will save those who will call upon Jesus.

“Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.” (Ephesians 5:6)

Every person who rejects salvation through Jesus will be judged by the Law, and the punishment is always death (Romans 6:23).

If you are still wondering if the Church will go through the Tribulation (although I don’t know why), keep in mind that Jesus is coming as a bridegroom for His bride at the Rapture. Ask yourself, and be honest, from everything the Bible says about Jesus, would He ever pour out wrath upon those who He died to save, His bride? Why would He take our punishment from the Law if He were going to allow us to suffer punishment by the Law anyway?

Only the children of disobedience will suffer His wrath. That is the way it has always been throughout the Bible, and that is exactly how it will all end. I praise God that Jesus took my stripes, and that by His stripes I am healed. I will never worry about His wrath, but instead enjoy His love and many promises.

http://www.raptureready.com/2018/02/11/delivered-from-wrath-to-come-by-grant-phillips/

I get a kick out of some folks I hear from who say, "You people who believe in the pre-trib rapture are just escapists!  You desperately just want to believe that you are going to escape all the hell that's coming!"

To which I say...."Well, duh!"

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Many False Teachers Will Come

If you were Satan and you wanted to confuse the heck out of all the "sheeple" running around on planet earth you would use all sorts of methods to confuse them.  False religions like Islam, Mormonism, Hindu, etc...would be a good way to fool hundreds of millions.

Another way would be to use "wolves in sheep's clothing."

Of course these might be the men and women who actually attended a theological seminary run by "Christians",  but once they get out into the flock of sheeple they end up telling them lies that the sheeple WANT to hear because they are so pleasant sounding...but in reality they are leading the flock AWAY from the doctrines of Jesus Christ and the Bible which are the ONLY words of eternal life.

Today we find out that Rob Bell is continuing to do his part to confuse and scatter the flock.

A new documentary called “The Heretic,” which centers on false teacher Rob Bell, is set to be released on March 1, and features a number of statements that are already raising concern, such as, “The Bible has caused so much damage” and “Jesus would be absolutely mortified that someone started a religion in His name.”

Bell explained in a Facebook post on Feb. 1 that he had been approached by filmmaker Andrew Morgan about creating a film surrounding his work and controversial views, which many decry as being apostate and heretical.

“A few years ago, the filmmaker Andrew Morgan approached Kristen and I about making a documentary film about my work. We have great respect for Andrew, so we said yes, and he began filming tours and RobCasts and events and interviews,” he outlined. “I can’t imagine just how much footage he captured. The result is a new film that he is preparing to release. It’s called ‘The Heretic.'”

Noting that Bell has “raised a lot of eyebrows” among Christians, the production features clips from both those opposed to Bell and those in favor of him, from Franklin Graham, who forthrightly called Bell a “heretic,” to Carlton Pearson, who praised the former “pastor” of Mars Hill in Michigan as being a “paradigm shifter.”

Pearson, a former pastor himself, lost his congregation nearly two decades ago after he came out with assertions that “Hell will not last for eternity.” While his views may not be exactly the same as Pearson’s, Bell’s bestselling book “Love Wins” claimed that the majority of Christian doctrine on Hell is “misguided and toxic.”

“Women’s rights, LGBT, minorities, love of our Muslim neighbors—if those aren’t all basics, we’re done,” Bell states in an interview featured in the documentary.

“The Bible has caused so much damage,” he also asserts. “In many ways, it’s often been an agent of dragging everything backwards.”

Bell additionally claims in “The Heretic” that Christianity is the opposite of everything that Jesus stood for, and alleges that Christ wouldn’t even have wanted religion to bear His name.

“[I]f you think about the religion that’s arisen in Jesus’ name, it is anti what Jesus was talking about,” he opines.

“What kept happening is when I kept going into the Jesus teachings, it took me beyond a religion to, ‘What does it mean to be human?’ And I actually think that Jesus would be absolutely mortified that somebody started a religion in His name.”

As of press time, the YouTube video of the trailer had generated over 42,000 views and Bell’s Facebook post had amassed 414,000 views. While some expressed excitement about the documentary and praised Bell as being “far ahead of evangelicals” spiritually, others reiterated that Bell is dangerously leading many astray with his teachings.

http://christiannews.net/2018/02/11/false-teacher-rob-bell-claims-in-new-documentary-the-heretic-jesus-would-be-mortified-someone-started-a-religion-in-his-name/

Ummm....Hey Rob?....did you catch the part where Jesus told Peter, "And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it."

And yet you somehow believe Jesus would be "mortified that someone started a religion in His name?"

Wow!  We all better pray for Rob Bell and pray for the people he is dragging into his heresy. Currently it sounds like Rob is setting himself up for a very serious meeting with Jesus.

Matthew 25
“Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.


Monday, February 12, 2018

Billionaire Jim Rogers Says "Catastrophic" Time Coming for Stocks

Many of you have heard the name of billionaire investor, Jim Rogers.

He has been calling for a serious disruption in the financial markets for quite some time.  He doesn't live in America anymore....and we wonder if its because he is so firmly convinced that anarchy is going to break out here once the "print as much money as you want" generation comes to an end?

Jim Rogers, 75, says the next bear market in stocks will be more catastrophic than any other market downturn that he’s lived through.

The veteran investor says that’s because even more debt has accumulated in the global economy since the financial crisis, especially in the U.S. While Rogers isn’t saying that stocks are poised to enter bear territory now -- or making any claim to know when they will -- he says he’s not surprised that U.S. equities resumed their selloff Thursday and he expects the rout to continue.

“When we have a bear market again, and we are going to have a bear market again, it will be the worst in our lifetime,” Rogers, the chairman of Rogers Holdings Inc., said in a phone interview. “Debt is everywhere, and it’s much, much higher now.”

The plunge in equity markets resumed Thursday, as the S&P 500 Index sank 3.8 percent, taking its rout since a Jan. 26 record past 10 percent and meeting the accepted definition of a correction. The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged more than 1,000 points, while the losses continued in early Asian trading Friday as the Nikkei 225 Stock Average dropped as much as 3.5 percent.

Rogers has seen severe bear markets before. Even this century, the Dow plunged more than 50 percent during the financial crisis, from a peak in October 2007 through a low in March 2009. It sank 38 percent from its high during the IT bubble in 2000 through a low in 2002.

“Jim has been talking about severe corrections since I started in business over 30 years ago,” said Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. President Mike Evans, a former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. banker. “So I’m sure he’ll be right at some point.”

Rogers predicts the stock market will experience jitters until the Federal Reserve increases borrowing costs. That, he says, will be the point when stocks go up again. He said he’ll buy an agriculture index today, reiterating his view that prices of such commodities have been depressed for some time.

“I’m very bad in market timing,” Rogers said. “But maybe there will be continued sloppiness until March when they raise interest rates, and it looks like the market will rally.”

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-02-09/jim-rogers-says-next-bear-market-will-be-worst-in-his-lifetime

We believe that God will allow this current financial system to stay functioning as long as He chooses.  It already seems well overdue for a calamitous collapse...but maybe the staying hand of God simply says, "Not yet".

We know that USA bonds are the foundation to the entire global, financial system...and we know that the Bible says a new financial system will happen during the Great Tribulation.  We continue to believe that MAYBE it's the rapture of the church that is the event that collapses the current global system and opens the door for the new cashless society that will require a mark on your arm or forehead in order to buy or sell anything.

Maranatha!

Democrats Who Partied With Iran

While the Democrats and most of the leftist media are going insane looking for something they can tear down President Trump with....I wonder if anyone will catch the fact that three Democratic Congressmen partied with Iran and Louis Farrakhan a few years ago?

Three Democratic congressmen attended a private dinner hosted by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in 2013, a new report reveals.

Reps. Keith Ellison of Minnesota, Andre Carson of Indiana and Gregory Meeks of New York attended the private dinner, along with Louis Farrakhan, a notorious anti-Semite who leads the black supremacist group Nation of Islam.

Iran is the number one state sponsor of terrorism, according to the United States government, which has listed the Islamic Republic as a state sponsor of terror since 1984. Rouhani was in New York for a United Nations meeting and held the dinner party just hours after speaking to the UN General Assembly.

Final Call, a Nation of Islam publication, noted the three Democrats’ attendance at the time and included photos of Ellison and Meeks at the dinner party. But aside from the Final Call article, the three Democrats’ presence at the dinner remained secret until a Wall Street Journal column revealed it on Friday. None of the three congressmen’s offices responded to The Daily Caller’s request for comment for this article.

Ellison, Meeks and Carson’s attendance at the 2013 dinner is just the latest tie between Democratic members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) and Farrakhan.

Ellison, who is also vice-chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), has previously struggled to put distance between himself and Farrakhan.

Ellison attended Farrakhan’s Million Man March in 1995 and once publicly defended Farrakhan — who has repeatedly called Jews “Satanic” — against charges of anti-Semitism.

After his ties to Farrakhan hindered his campaign for DNC chair last year, Ellison wrote an an op-ed for The Washington Post in which he portrayed his ties to Farrakhan as limited to the 1995 march. Farrakhan disputed that characterization in a video posted to Facebook and said that Ellison and Carson visited him in 2015.

http://dailycaller.com/2018/02/09/three-democrats-rouhani-louis-farrakhan/

Don't hold your breath...but we think it would be wonderful if the first Muslim congressman from Minnesota, Keith Ellison, were forced to resign because he cavorts with folks who hate Jews.

Trans Pastor Celebrates Her New Gender

I feel sorry for little boys who grow into men believing that they are actually women trapped in men's bodies.

I feel sorry for the confusion of little girls who grow into women believing that they are actually cats.

I feel sorry for a woman who has fallen in love with her pet orangutan and feels she should have the right to marry him because "he treats her better than any human man ever has" AND "he is 99.9% human."

The list is very long throughout human history of the confusion that is rampant in mankind.(Peoplekind if you are from Canada)  Of course it is just more evidence of this fallen world in which we live.

The Bible says that in the beginning God created them MALE AND FEMALE. It is also very clear that marriage is God's idea and that ONE MAN should leave his family and be united to ONE WOMAN who has also left her family for the man...and the two shall become one.

And of course as society falls deeper and deeper in glorifying sin and turning away from what God's Word plainly tells us, we will ultimately fall so far down into the rabbit hole of confusion that we will have no path to find our way back to common sense.

Imagine going to a church where you Pastor is so confused about his/her gender that he actually turns himself into a girl.

I'm going to take a wild guess that Pastor Rose Beeson doesn't have too many masculine men sitting in his congregation. (sorry if the word MASCULINE offended anybody)

Pastor Rose Beeson, who is in transition from woman to man, will take on the name “Peter” Sunday in a public ceremony at St. Matthew Trinity Lutheran Church in Hoboken, N.J.

Lutheran Bishop Tracie Bartholomew will oversee this “renaming ceremony” for the transgender pastor, according to The Jersey Journal.

“I support Pastor Beeson coming to the realization who he really is,” the bishop said, according to the newspaper.

Beeson has been transitioning since summer 2017. “I wrestled with sex and gender from my teens into my early 20s,” Beeson said, adding that she can now be “more honest and authentic and live what God is calling me to be.”

Her church community has been supportive of her gender transition.

“This a wonderful day in the life of this radically inclusive community,” said church member Mark Singleton, 21, in support of Beeson’s transition.

The renaming ceremony is most likely the first public announcement of a Lutheran transgender identity ceremony at a church anywhere in the state, The Jersey Journal reported.

An elementary school principal in Massachusetts also announced Tuesday that he will no longer be identifying as a male and will also be taking a new name. Stanley School principal Tom Daniels will now be known as “Shannon Daniels,” The Salem News reported.

In California, lawmakers passed the “LGBT Senior Bill Of Rights” in October, making it illegal to refer to someone with the wrong gender pronoun. The law’s effect is limited to nursing homes and other long-term care facilities, but mandates that those who “willfully and repeatedly” refuse “to use a transgender resident’s preferred name or pronouns” can be slapped with a $1,000 fine and up to one year in prison, according to the California Heath and Safety code.

Here:  http://dailycaller.com/2018/02/08/transgender-pastor-celebrates-transition-religious-ceremony/

I'm going to take a wild guess that the Lutheran church that celebrated his sex change is of the ELCA denomination...in which I was raised.

I believe they were one of the first to ignore God's clear teaching on men having sex with other men and actually condone and celebrate such activity.

Don't be surprised, if the Lord tarries, if those same Lutherans soon affirm polygamy as in inclusive lifestyle for their bisexual congregants.  They will argue that if someone is born sexually attracted to men and women, that the "tolerant, loving and inclusive" action would be to allow those people who identify as such, to have at least one husband and one wife.  That will seem very reasonable to them.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Virtual Reality Porn is Next Great Threat to Church

What if Satan can convince your brain that you are actually having sex with lots of women?  If you were married, would that be adultery?  If you were a 13 year old boy could you end up with a porn addiction and NO ABILITY to interact with a real woman?

What if you actually end up preferring having sex with women in virtual reality instead of having sex with your real-life wife?  What if your real-life wife actually preferred having sex with other men in virtual reality?

Do you see even more problems coming for our society in the very near future?  How about the problems this could deliver to the men, women, boys and girls who are members at all of our churches?  How about if our pastors and leaders get caught up in virtual reality porn? 

Virtual Reality Porn Is the Next Greatest Threat To The Church

A reporter invited to experience virtual reality pornography with a Samsung Gear VR headset chronicled the lifelike details of the sexual encounter. He noted "after trying out VR porn, I don't think anyone who experiences it will be able to go back to 2D porn. It's that realistic."

The New York Times reports, "While virtual-reality pornography may feel like something out of a science fiction movie, it already has a formidable, if underground, presence. According to one porn site, views of VR porn are up 275 percent since it debuted in the summer of 2016. Now the site is averaging about 500,000 views."

Ready or not, the new frontier of pornography is here.

However, as Josh McDowell asks (and answers) in the all new Conquer Series:

"Is the church ready for this? No, because they are not aware of it."

Many pastors are unfamiliar with virtual reality in general, unaware of Samsung Gear VR or Oculus Rift and the multi-billion-dollar industry around it (such as Oculus Rift being bought and developed by Facebook).

In 2016, the Barna Group, in partnership with Josh McDowell Ministry, launched a landmark study on the pervasive nature of Internet pornography and its impact on the church entitled The Porn Phenomenon: The Explosive Growth of Pornography and How It's Impacting Your Church, Life, and Ministry. This 800+ page study investigates the pervasiveness of pornography, particularly among American Christians.

A few of its finding include:

- Nearly half of young people are actively seeking pornography weekly or more frequently.

- More than one-in-four individuals between the ages of 25 and 30 first viewed porn before hitting puberty.

- The survey also found that 21 percent of youth pastors and 14 percent of pastors involved in the study are currently struggling with porn use.

However, the unique area of virtual reality has only begun to impact culture. Market Watch writer Jennifer Booton writes these interactive experiences are

"...designed to be so powerful and immersive it tricks people into believing they are fully present in a simulated world."

The President of one VR porn company has said in an interview with Japan Times,

"If people harbor a desire for abnormal or illicit sex, fulfilling that desire may be difficult or risky in real life, to say the least. But VR can make it all possible."

The problem for consumers is that they are handing over uncontrolled access to their brains to pornographers.

We have mirror neurons in our brain that help us to learn - when we learn to tie our shoelaces by watching someone else, that is those mirror neurons at work.

Neuroscientist, Dr William Struthers, who wrote Wired For Intimacy; How Pornography Hijacks the Male Brain, says,

"These mirror neurons are involved when someone views pornography because what they view, they vicariously experience and learn from."

Mix that with the illicit sex acts that pornographers are showing in these high definition, virtual reality films and you have a deadly recipe that is going to have devastating impacts on the viewers and in turn on the broader community. What these viewers see in virtual reality, they will act out to some degree in reality.

How can men (and churches) prepare for the battle against sexual addiction?

http://prophecynewswatch.com/article.cfm?recent_news_id=1993

Lord forgive us for we know not what we are doing.

Does America Have a Porn Addiction?

There is a massive porn site called PORN HUB which tracks all sorts of information about the people looking at their site.  They know the stats of what state, what time and even what sex has logged in to view their content.

It seems that Porn Hub also tracks how sporting events affect their regular flow of traffic.  According to their statisticians, during the Super Bowl America's porn watching took a dip.  But as soon as the game was over Americans immediately logged back into Pron Hub...males and females!

Also of interest is that the top day of the week for viewing porn in America is....Sunday.

Not too many years ago, Americans went to church on Sunday morning, then spent the day at rest and then went back to church at night for prayer and hymn sings.

Today Americans would rather stay home and feast on perversion and lust.

New England Patriots Fans Turned To Porn After Stunning Super Bowl Loss

On Monday, Pornhub’s statisticians were busy computing the numbers behind the web site’s internet traffic after Super Bowl LII on Sunday, February 4th. The unexpected result: New England Patriot fans apparently turned to porn to ease the pain after their team’s stunning loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.

As America’s game kicked off from 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm Eastern Time, Pornhub’s statisticians noted, “across the United States traffic dropped an average of -24 percent” below the typical average for  Sunday. Around 9 pm, a further decline in porn watching occurred with the largest drop of -28 percent, while the eyes of Americans were glued to their 60 Inch LED TV that was, of course, purchased on credit. After the game, football fans rushed back to their computers, mobile devices, and fancy tablets with a +9 percent surge above the average levels for 11 pm. Statisticians said Sunday around 11 pm is Pornhub’s highest traffic time of the week, so a +9 percent move is quite impressive. 

Across the entire country, game-day traffic declined, but the percentage differed depending on the state and or region. Here is what the statisticians had to say: 

The nation’s most dedicated football fans were from Delaware, where traffic dropped by -45% between 6pm and 11pm. Elsewhere on the East Coast, traffic dropped by -43% in Rhode Island, -42% in Massachusetts and -41% in Pennsylvania. That’s quite understandable seeing as both teams were from Eastern states. The smallest traffic changes happened in Kansas (-11%), Nevada (-12%) and Alabama (-14%).  

Traffic declines were similar in both Philadelphia and Boston during most of the game, though, Eagles fans delayed the ole’ cleaning of the pipes a bit longer, with their biggest traffic drop of -58 percent at 10 pm. 

Late in the fourth quarter, Philadelphia Eagles defense made a huge play to secure Super Bowl LII victory, with Brandon Graham strip-sacking Tom Brady to help seal the 41-33 win. As soon as that occurred, Boston was already rushing back to Pornhub, where traffic surged +28 percent above normal in the hours following the defeat.

Based on Pornhub’s Google Analytics data, their statisticians found that U.S. male traffic data declined by -30 percent while U.S. female traffic data declined by -22 percent at the climax of the game. Female traffic remained low around 8 pm, which the statisticians believe women wanted to stick around to watch Justin Timberlake’s halftime show, meanwhile, men snuck off to watch porn. Postgame stats show men surged +10 percent at midnight, while females surged +7 percent at 2 am. Very sneaky…

The lull in web traffic during the Super Bowl, followed by a massive surge in porn by Americans, is part of a reoccurring pattern for Pornhub during sporting events. Interesting enough, Pornhub’s statisticians point out that New England Patriot fans jumped to the porn site first to ease the pain after their team’s loss. Sunday is the biggest day of the week for porn watching in America, eventually, at the end of the night, trends in google analytics indicated that no matter the team–American’s as a whole still made time to watch their favorite porn star. Does America have a porn addiction?

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-02-07/new-england-patriots-fans-turned-porn-after-stunning-super-bowl-loss

So let's look at America with our porn addiction, our drug addictions, our worshiping of materialism, our millions of abortions, our falling away from worshiping God on Sundays....would it surprise you if God decided to tear America down in righteous judgment?

"But Dennis, God would never tear down any nation in judgment...because he(she) is a God/Godess of love!  Wrath and judgment are a thing of the past...only done by the old God of the Old Testament."

Yeah.....you better re-read your Bible.

Romans 2
But because of your stubbornness and your unrepentant heart, you are storing up wrath against yourself for the day of God’s wrath, when his righteous judgment will be revealed.

But for those who are self-seeking and who reject the truth and follow evil, there will be wrath and anger.

Then WHO will escape the wrath that God will one day bring to this unrepentant and perverse world?

1 Thessalonians 5
For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Romans 5
Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through him!