ALL Creation is Groaning… and No Wonder!
“For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now. And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body” (Romans 8:22-23).
Fires, Earthquakes, Volcanoes, etc: In Laos, hundreds are missing and an unknown number are dead after a dam under construction collapsed, causing flash flooding in six villages. Over 11,000 people were affected, and over 6,600 people have been made homeless.
In the US, fueled by triple-digit heat and 70 mile-per-hour winds, the Carr Fire in Northern California tripled in size. The blaze is just one of 89 wildfires burning across 13 US states, threatening lives and homes. Deaths are reported in California, where the fires are the worst.
In Greece, the deadliest blaze in decades killed over 80 people and injured around 60. Dozens are missing. There are “serious indications” that the fire was caused by arson.
In Vanuatu, volcanic activity intensified in the past week, prompting the government to declare an emergency and order evacuation of 11,000 people.
In Hawaii, earthquakes continue at Kīlauea Summit. Fissure 8 continues to erupt, sending lava flows into the ocean and creating a large laze plume.
Iran was hit by four earthquakes this week. Two were strong (5.9 and 5.5), leaving over 280 people injured.
In Israel, more minor earthquakes occurred this week, adding to the dozens of tremors felt around northern Israel in recent weeks.
Extreme weather: The strange weather the US has been witnessing in recent months is unlike anything we’ve seen since the Dust Bowl 1930s. Almost the entire Southwest is in some stage of drought with all the devastation that comes with it. This week, heavy rains and flooding affected the Northeast, while scorching triple-digit temperatures and heat warnings affected the West.
Extreme weather is not just affecting the US. A dangerous and deadly heat wave is affecting places around the globe, causing heat-related deaths and hospitalizations. The heat wave in Birmingham, England is sparking plagues of rats and swarms of wasps. And heavy rains and flooding are affecting various places in the world as well.
Japan braced for powerful Typhoon Jongdari, bringing winds of up to 180km/h (110mph) – this after floods recently killed over 200 people and a heat wave has left dozens dead.
A heavy hail storm hit Bosnia and Herzegovina northwest of Sarajevo, causing extensive damage.
“And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually” (Genesis 6:5). “Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed” (Luke 17:30).
Depravity: The CW network’s Supergirl will be introducing television’s first ‘transgender’ superhero in its upcoming fourth season. Supergirl has been a bastion of liberal activism with multiple gay characters, attacks on conservatives, slams on President Trump, and hits on Fox News.
An Obama appointed federal judge in Oregon dismissed a lawsuit to stop schools from allowing students to use showers and restrooms of the opposite sex. Judge Hernandez said if parents don’t like it they can remove their children. Similar lawsuits in other states have been dismissed, with courts ruling that anyone who “identifies” as the opposite sex can use showers and bathrooms accordingly.
In New York, liberal lawmakers on Democrat governor Andrew Cuomo’s parole board will free convicted serial baby-killer Marybeth Tinning. The controversial board appointed by Cuomo is freeing pedophiles, murderers, cop-killers, and rapists in order to make convictions “fairer” for criminals. He’s already ruled that paroled felons can vote.
Former director of US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Thomas Homan, responded to comedian Michelle Wolff’s parody video comparing ICE to the terrorist organization ISIS. Homan condemned the video and explained that ICE has “arrested over 2,000 child predators” among other nefarious criminals who threaten the public.
In Oregon in an ironic twist, Micah Rhodes, leader of the violent anti-Trump ‘Abolish ICE’ protests has been arrested for having contact with children in violation of his probation. He was ordered to stay away from anyone under 18 after he was convicted of sexual abuse for having illicit sexual contact with a 17-year-old girl in one county and a 17-year-old boy in another in 2014 and 2015. Judges decided not to sentence Rhodes to prison, as state guidelines recommended. Instead, they ordered five years of probation for Rhodes with conditions.
At the University of Minnesota, a policy under consideration includes a punishment up to expulsion or firing for incorrect use of gender pronouns. The policy also would allow students to use school facilities such as bathrooms and dorms that they see fit, rather than what their biological identity shows.
In the lead-up to Franklin Graham’s Festival of Hope rally to be held in England in September, several LGBT advocacy groups are accusing him of bigotry and hate due to his views on homosexuality. The Bible calls it an abomination. If Christians hated homosexuals, they wouldn’t be trying to warn them. “It’s better to offend someone into heaven than flatter them into hell.”
In Argentina, local video game developer Florencia Rumpel (who is also an abortion activist), created Doom Fetito (Fetus) in which players race to procure Misoprostol (an abortion-inducing drug) by battling priests, Nazi-like police and pro-life women. Once those ‘opponents’ have been conquered, players are supposed to kill ‘the boss’ – an unborn child. Then a message displays: “You defeated fetito! Give this misoprostol to those in need so they might defeat it, too!” The abortion-inducing drug would become legal in pharmacies if Argentina adopts the bill on August 8.
Also in Argentina, feminist mobs often desecrate churches. And in a play titled Dios (God), naked actors hugged Pope Francis and danced in front of a statue of Mary that was draped with a large green handkerchief with the symbol of Argentina’s pro-abortion movement.
There is a movement by lesbians to remove the L from LGBT. They want their own separate group, since they say that transgenderism undermines and erases lesbians. In Pippa Fleming’s explanation as to why lesbians are concerned over their identity, she said, “Lesbians have a right to say no to the phallus, no matter how it’s concealed or revealed.”
In Israel, thousands demonstrated this week for LGBT rights. The protests were spurred by a recent law passed in the Knesset which made single women eligible for state-supported surrogacy, but denied it to single men and homosexual couples.
The Swedish government wants to allocate 5 million Swedish crowns (around half a million euros) in migrant sex courses, teaching them about sex with Swedish women. The government’s sex information website “Youmo” provides translations in Arabic, Somali and Dari.
40,000 Chileans rallied on the streets of Santiago and other cities throughout the country Wednesday to advocate for an expansion of abortion rights.
In the UK, while debating the Brexit bill, MPs voted not to transfer into UK law the parts of EU legislation which recognizes that animals can feel pain and emotions. They’ve apparently decided to ignore what they can see with their own eyes, and what science and the Bible state.
Pestilence/disease: HIV infections are rising in 50 countries, with some regions seeing up to a 30% increase in the disease since 2010, especially in Eastern Europe and the Middle East.
Mutated strains of HIV circulating in a Canadian province where HIV rates rank among the highest in North America could be leading to the more rapid development of Aids-related illnesses, according to new research. The research, published in the scientific journal Aids, was sparked by anecdotal reports from Saskatchewan, where HIV rates in 2016 exceeded the national average tenfold in some areas. Nearly 80% of those infected with HIV in the province are indigenous.
In Australia, syphilis has grown into an outbreak spanning three states and a territory.
A new report suggests that people can survive Ebola and still possibly infect others up to a year later.
The American Academy of Pediatrics is urging families to limit use of plastic food containers, cut down on processed meat during pregnancy and consume more whole fruits and vegetables rather than processed food. Such measures would lower children’s exposures to chemicals in food and food packaging that are tied to health problems and growth issues.
Persecution of Christians: The Turkish government has not fully complied with President Trump’s demand to allow Pastor Andrew Brunson to come home, and he will apply sanctions against Turkey if they do not comply.
In Wyoming, after the liberal Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) complained about the Bible being on the “Missing Man’s Table” which honors missing or captured soldiers, the air force base commander removed the Bible.
A recent Buzzfeed article is titled ‘19 Jokes That Will Have Anyone Who Grew up Christian Laughing All The Way to Hell.’ Liberal comedy writers feel free to mock Christians and Jesus, yet they never do so when it comes to Islam and Muhammad.
Anti-Semitism: In South Africa, some good news for a change: Thousands of Christians marched in Pretoria to demand full resumption of ties with Israel.
In a first, the so-called ‘Palestinians’ will reportedly preside next year over the largest bloc of developing nations at the UN—another “platform for spreading lies and incitement.”
The UN’s deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed is known for environmental activism, yet she has not issued one statement of condemnation of Hamas for its untold ecological damage to Israel. The US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley noted that the damaged land caused by Gaza arsonists to tiny Israel is proportionally equal to 10 times the land area of Paris. Yet mainstream media chooses to ignore it.
Tunisia is supposed to be a “moderate” Muslim country, but this news article demonstrates that even “moderate” Muslims have hatred of and contempt for Jews. After all, Islamic Jew-hatred is in the Quran. This group chose a Jewish cemetery for their barbeque picnic.
Terrorism: In Toronto, Canada, ISIS terrorists assumed responsibility for a terror attack that killed an 18-year-old woman, a 10-year-old girl, and injured 13. ISIS claimed that the terrorist, 29-year-old Faisal Hussain was a soldier of ISIS.
Ali Charaf Damache, a 53-year-old Muslim man who was born in Algeria, then became a citizen of Ireland and now resides in Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty to recruiting Muslims in the US and Europe to engage in violent jihad in Europe.
In southern Syria, ISIS fighters reportedly ambushed a city and several villages, triggering ferocious clashes between residents and militants that killed more than 200 people.
In Israel, a 31-year-old Israeli father of two died in a terrorist stabbing attack. Two others were wounded.
A Gaza sniper fired at Israeli IDF troops under the cover of 20 children that were sent towards the border fence as a decoy. This is the second sniper attack against the IDF in a week. An IDF officer was injured in the attack. Last week an IDF soldier was killed in a sniper attack. Dozens of Gazans rioted at the Temple Mount following their Friday Islamic prayers, throwing stones and fireworks at Israeli police for no reason.
In South Africa, gunmen opened fire on a minibus carrying members of a taxi drivers’ association, killing 11 people and critically wounding four others.
In Spain, over 600 Migrants broke through the border in Morocco, throwing feces and flamethrowers at security forces.
In Germany, Antifa activists published a booklet that instructs/encourages their supporters to become “riot tourists” by violently attacking political party offices, war memorials, and setting vehicles on fire.
Wars and rumors of wars: On a nationally syndicated radio program, the secular host made an astonishing observation. She said, “When you look over the border today, you’re not looking at Syria anymore. You’re looking at Russia, Iran, and Turkey.” Why is this so significant? The stage is being set for an event the Bible prophesied over 2,000 years ago to occur in the last days, the Battle of Gog and Magog (Ezekiel 38-39).
Israel rejected Putin’s offer to keep Iranian forces 100 km from the Golan. Prime Minister Netanyahu said, “We will not allow the Iranians to establish themselves even 100 kilometers from the border.”
Crossing into Syria from neighboring Lebanon, visitors are greeted by giant posters of President Bashar Assad. The signs proclaim: “Welcome to victorious Syria.” Citizens hope that the war is ending. In Damascus, many former residents and visitors from other parts of Syria now fill its streets. Not a good idea since Isaiah 17 will be fulfilled.
Iran’s Quds force chief Qassem Soleimani threatened President Trump that war with Iran will “destroy all that you possess.”
Two rockets thought to be launched from the Syrian Golan Heights penetrated around 50 kilometers into Israeli territory and landed in the Sea of Galilee. The area was full at the time with vacationers trying to escape temperatures well in excess of 100℉ in the region.
The supposed ceasefire between Israel and Gaza ended almost as soon as it was declared. A few hours later, at least three projectiles were fired into Israel from Gaza. On Saturday, several Gazans attempted to infiltrate into Israel.
PA aka PLO terrorist president Mahmoud Abbas is inciting Arabs, claiming that the stone that fell from the Western Wall earlier this week proves that Israel has devised a plan to destroy the al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.
Traitors and the Leftist global agenda: Former Director of National Intelligence (DNI) James Clapper admitted in a CNN interview Saturday that former President Obama instigated the ongoing investigations into Donald Trump and those in his orbit. The FBI continued to tell judges that dossier writer Christopher Steele wasn’t the source of a news article the bureau used to corroborate a wiretap application, when in fact Steele publicly acknowledged that he fed the anti-Trump story.
Why do so many Americans still believe Obama was born in Kenya? Because he keeps saying so. He did again last week (see video) while visiting his ancestral homeland of Kogelo.
Two prominent American Muslim activists have teamed up to raise money for a Muslim activist group and the San Francisco chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a D.C.-headquartered group designated as a terrorist organization by an Arab Gulf state. They are Linda Sarsour and Zahra Billoo, known for their hatred of Israel and support for terrorism.
Democratic Socialists of America and Progressive Democrats are one and the same and are deadly. Bernie Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez come right out hee-hawing as Karl Marx branded Socialists. Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, etc) hide behind the name “Progressives.” Refusing to learn the lessons of real history, past and current, 42 people are running for offices at the federal, state and local levels this year with formal endorsement of the Democratic Socialists of America, spanning 20 states.
Speaking of Socialism, keep Venezuelans in your prayers. They continue to suffer immensely from their bad decision to vote in Socialism.
Liberal left indoctrination shows its face as Amber Athey and Justin Caruso regularly take to the streets of Washington, D.C. to ask the most important questions in America. The video shows how the liberals are programmed to hate something if they’re told that Trump did it. Only Trump didn’t do what they were questioned about. Obama and Hillary did it.
New asylum rules approved by the GOP majority and Democrat minority House Appropriations Committee would give the right to migrate to the United States to a foreign population at least half the size of the American Midwest.
In Minnesota, Islamist Keith Ellison, now running to become next Attorney General, said national borders create an injustice. But of course he would say that.
Move over, New York City. Chicago, where former Obama chief-of-staff Rahm Emanuel is mayor, has been named in a new study the “rat capital” of the nation.
While the Trump administration fortifies the southern border, there’s growing concern over the number of foreigners entering the country illegally across the porous northern border with Canada.
By end of next year, France will have released hundreds of radicalized inmates who have completed prison sentences. Currently, there are 512 people imprisoned in France for terrorism-related crimes, and 1,200 prisoners who are considered to be “radicalized.” Many of them are close to completing their prison sentences and will be released to their home countries, whether France or abroad.
Leaders of BRICS emerging economies (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) signed a declaration stressing importance of an “open world economy” in which all countries benefit from globalization.
Italian Catholic Bishop Raffaele Nogaro said he’d be willing to turn all churches into Muslim mosques to save migrants. Soros paid, perhaps? As reported last week, the Vatican is accused by a Catholic bishop of being bribed with Soros money to promote migrant invasion of the Western world.
Sweden is struggling with child marriage among the Muslim migrant population. Critics say government is treading too softly to avoid accusations of cultural insensitivity. There are reports of migrants sending their young daughters abroad to marry older men, so those men can then gain European citizenship.
Mankind playing gods: Cambridge University scientists created an artificial embryo from stem cells.
Orwellian society: Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo revealed that facial recognition systems are already scanning drivers’ faces in New York City and putting their photos into databases. The state is even “experimenting” with technology to identify people just by pictures of their ear.
Britain’s government is pushing its narrative to the top, and driving other news sources down in search engine results. That’s no surprise to conservatives in the US where liberal news is all that shows up on search engines. One must know alternative site names to be able to find them.