20 Aug 2018

Just When You Think You’ve Heard it All

“Like as a woman with child, that draweth near the time of her delivery, is in pain, and crieth out in her pangs; so have we been in thy sight, O Lord…we have not wrought any deliverance in the earth; neither have the inhabitants of the world fallen” (Isaiah 26:17-18).

Doctrines of devils: A bookstore in Santa Cruz, California is being converted into a “worship space” and public brewery by the pro-gay Greater Purpose Community Church which plans to donate some of its beer proceeds to Planned Parenthood (which has offices upstairs).

At the annual Minnesota Conference of the United Methodist Church, the historic Apostles’ Creed was edited to remove the word ‘Father’ to make it more compliant with culture.

Reading the Bible through the lens of “queer” sexuality is the subject of a number of courses at colleges and even seminaries across the US, according to Campus Reform.

The Massachusetts-based Satanic Temple brought its Baphomet statue to the Arkansas Capitol in protest of the Ten Commandments monument. They wheeled the goat-headed statue on a flatbed truck to the capitol steps to chants of “Hail Satan!”

A grand jury report was released showing 70 years of sexual abuse (mostly of boys, but some girls) throughout Pennsylvania in the Catholic church with a system of cover-ups by Catholic officials. The two-year investigation found credible allegations against 300 priests, with over a thousand known victims. One Pennsylvania priest was even given a reference by his diocese for a job at Disney World despite knowing he was a sexual predator. The former priest got the job and worked at Disney for 18 years.

Demonic delusion: The New York Times posted a story about a group that gathers in Los Angeles once a year for a “summon UFO’s event.”

Liberal left insanity: Paris, France installed open public urinals on the city streets.

San Francisco, California launched “Poop Patrol” to clean the tons of feces from city sidewalks.

Teen Vogue Magazine (which has a large pre-teen audience as well) published an op-ed that claims discussing abortion can be funny and promotes the pro-abortion group’s “Vagical Mystery Tour.”

According to new data, livebirth late-term abortions are still happening in Canada. There were 766 late-term livebirth abortions in the past five-years. Numbers are actually higher since they exclude Quebec.

In a speech for a “Rise Up for Roe” event, Chelsea Clinton told attendees that abortion on demand implemented by Roe v. Wade has been a 3.5 trillion dollar net positive for the US economy. She never revealed where her statistics came from, and ignores the fact that the work force contributions of 60 million aborted children have been entirely snuffed out since 1973. The lack of necessary contributions by the younger generations is one of the reasons Social Security is in dire straits today.

In the North Kansas City school district: No more separate restrooms for boys and girls, with rows of feet-showing stalls. The school district is proudly going fully gender neutral.

In Oregon, a Christian mother, Greta Leontiev, who sued the local school district and some of its employees, charging they interfered with her parental rights and created a plan to prevent her daughter (who believes she is a transgender boy) from returning to the mother’s home, has lost her case in court. She could lose custody of her daughter for believing in basic human biology.

In California, the vice mayor of Dixon, Ted Hickman, has been faced with calls for his resignation after publishing an opinion piece promoting “straight pride.”

In Colorado, another case has been launched against the Colorado baker who won a narrow Supreme Court victory over his refusal to make a gay wedding cake due to his faith. Liberal left “progressives” figure, even if they can’t beat him in court, they can ruin him financially with lawsuits.

No wonder there has been a spike in children identifying as transgender in the US within the past few years. School districts across the country are removing references to biological sex from science textbooks, and Drag Queen Story Hour targets the youngest. And it’s all funded by taxpayer dollars.

Marxist-Socialist-Communist agenda: Leftist activist and riot organizer Brittany Packnett appeared on a pro-abortion panel to oppose the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanuagh to the US Supreme Court. Packnett urged attendees to stand and take an oath derived from Karl Marx’s Communist Manifesto.

A Gallup poll shows that, for “the first time in Gallup’s measurement over the past decade, Democrats in the US viewed socialism more favorably than capitalism.”

Rashida Tlaib, a Muslim woman from Michigan and member of the Democratic Socialists of America who is running unopposed for congress, said she’d ‘absolutely’ vote against military aid for Israel.

About 2.3 million people in Socialist Venezuela have fled their country mainly because of a lack of food, but also medicine shortage. Hospitals are postponing or cancelling surgeries, and Venezuelans are having to forgo showers as taps run dry.

The Caribbean Sea and coast of Latin America have seen a dramatic rise in piracy, as economic woes and corrupt officials plague Venezuela and other countries in the region.

Persecution of Christians: After over 25 years at the University of Iowa, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, a student-led group, was kicked off campus for requiring members to follow Jesus Christ. This is the second Christian organization to be barred from the campus.

Canada’s Trinity Western University (the country’s only Christian law school) has been forced to cave to judicial and LGBT pressure to remove its insistence that students agree to refrain from all sexual activity outside of traditional marriage.

California appears poised to pass their draconian bill that directly attacks religious freedoms.

Anti-Semitism: In Sweden, the municipality of Malmö uses taxpayers’ money to support “Group 194,” an organization that posts anti-Semitic images on its Facebook page — such as a defamatory cartoon portraying a Jew drinking blood and eating a child.

Along with other deluded comments, former Jordanian minister Salah Jarrar stated that his peace deal would be that all Jews who came to Israel after the Balfour Declaration of 1917, as well as their children and descendants, will return to countries from which they came, without taking anything with them.

Without natural affection: Every week, there are a number of news stories of parents neglecting, sexually molesting or killing their children.

Lawlessness will abound: In Oklahoma, a 14-year-old male student stood up at a school assembly and repeatedly stabbed a 14-year-old girl. She’s in stable condition. Police said the boy blurted out that he was hired by someone but couldn’t discuss it, and he showed no remorse.

In Houston, Texas, a woman is in critical condition after thieves accosted her and attempted to steal $75,000 from her before running over her with a car. They had followed her from the bank to the business she and her husband owned. Her husband was also partially run over as he tried to fight off the thieves. One of the suspects has been arrested.

In Sadiq Khan’s London, two teens were disemboweled with a machete in a 30-strong teen gang fight. Residents said the estate is becoming a warzone.

A report shows UK’s previously unheard of phenomenon of acid attacks has seen an average of 15 a week over the past three years, with 73% taking place in London – this despite only 12% of its people living in the capital.

Extreme weather and natural disasters: In California, an 81-degree reading off the coast of San Diego has likely set a record for highest temperature ever measured in California waters.

In Florida, Governor Scott declared a state of emergency due to impacts of red tide in several counties.

In the Philippines, over 54,000 people were moved to safer ground while calls for help swamped social media as monsoon rain triggered floods.

Kerala in India is suffering the worst flooding in a century that has killed over 350 people so far. At least 700,000 people have been displaced to relief camps; thousands are still stranded, awaiting rescue.

In New South Wales, Australia, emergency crews are battling 80 unseasonal bushfires. Winter bushfires are uncommon but flared up this year due to dry conditions.

Earthquakes: In India, the death toll from an earthquake on the Indonesian island of Lombok earlier this month has now reached 460 with numbers still expected to rise. 7,773 people were injured with 71,962 houses, 671 educational facilities, 52 health infrastructures damaged. Another strong earthquake (6.5) rattled the Lombok coast on Friday, August 17, but this one was far below the earth’s surface.

In Alaska, a 6.4 earthquake hit the North Slope on August 12, triggering multiple aftershocks, some of which were as large as 6.0. The earthquake was the most powerful by far to ever hit that region. This was followed by a 6.6 on August 15 along Alaska’s Aleutian Islands.

A 6.3 earthquake struck off the coast of Japan’s Iwo Jima Island on August 16. A 6.1 earthquake shook southern Costa Rica on August 17, toppling items from store shelves and knocking out power in places. An 8.2 earthquake struck off the coast of Fiji on August 19.

Drugs: Police and emergency services swarmed a Connecticut park near Yale University following reports of a ‘killer batch’ of synthetic marijuana causing more than 70 overdoses. The US has struggled to deal with a surge in drug deaths, which have reached a record high, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control. Opiates such as fentanyl, which can be up to 50 times stronger than heroin, are now deadlier in the US than guns, car crashes and HIV combined.

Terrorism: A millennial couple (who decided to take a trip around the world to document that humans are basically kind) was murdered along with two other cyclists by ISIS terrorists as they biked in Tajikistan. Two days later, ISIS released a video showing the same men sitting in front of the group’s black flag. They looked at the camera and vowed to kill “disbelievers” of Islam.

There are 9,795 cases to date of 9/11-related cancer in first responders, downtown workers, residents, and students.

Between 20,000 and 30,000 members of ISIS remain scattered across Iraq and Syria, giving the terror group a pool of militants who can carry out attacks in the region and beyond, a UN report says.

A founder of the Al-Qaeda terrorist group and hitman for ISIS (who is wanted for murdering a policeman in Iraq) was granted refugee status in 2014 and has been found living in California.

In Gaza, terrorists continue to be rewarded. For example, those involved with the 2001 Sbarro’s pizza shop bombing and their families have been given hundreds of thousands of dollars by the “Palestinian” Authority since the attack. Ahlam Tamimi and Abdallah Barghouti, and the family of Izz al-Din Al-Masri will have received around $294,332 by September.

Orwellian society: An Associated Press investigation found that many Google services on Android devices and iPhones store your location data even if you use a privacy setting.

A Gateway Pundit June study of top conservative news outlets found that Facebook has eliminated 93% of traffic to top conservative websites.

Nation against nation: White supremacists don’t pose a big threat to America. Their number is small and was small at rallies in DC and Charlottesville last weekend. However, large numbers of the group that liberal media labels anti-hate showed up at both, attacking police and calling for destruction of the US. Some said they’d like to torture and kill the president. Watch this video.

An NBC reporter with a camera was attacked by one of them, yet NBC chose not to report this. Vox actually did a rare objective article about what occurred, only to get bashed by Huff Post for being truthful. Leftist politicians and their mainstream media know if you tell a lie often enough, people will believe it. In reality, the ones decrying fascism are the ones practicing it.

The activist group “Color of Change” is selling apparel promoting California Rep. Maxine Waters’ calls to harass members of the Trump administration in public. T-shirts and bags that read, “Be Like Maxine” are marketed using the slogan, “Civility won’t save us.” The group has received $500,000 from George Soros. A video shows left-wing activists Shaun King (promoter of the violent Black Lives Matter) and Muslim troublemaker Linda Sarsour promoting the “Be Like Maxine” campaign.

Tom Perez, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, has been exposed for heading an organization funded by Soros which lobbies for giving illegal aliens the right to vote in US elections.

As the Mueller investigation trundles along, one would think Congress would get fed up and call a halt to this travesty. A handful of very powerful people in the last administration (some of whom made it into the Trump administration) have perpetrated the greatest political scandal in US history. Their names are known and their crimes obvious, but not a single criminal charge has been levied against them.

In Africa in Cameroon, the ongoing conflict between the French-speaking government and English-speaking citizens (who complain they’ve been marginalized and want their independence) has increased dramatically. Over 2,000 English-speaking citizens have been killed and 170 villages burned as the military takes control of churches. 21,000 have fled to neighboring countries; 160,000 have been internally displaced. Many are hiding in the forest, dying from malaria and malnutrition.

Islamization of the nations: A public display of Muslim Brotherhood power will take place at the 73,000 capacity U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Several of the speakers at this event have connections to the missing Somali youth. Others are leaders in the Muslim Brotherhood in this country.

California Democrat assembly members Bill Quirk, Kansen Chu, and Ash Kalra authored House Resolution 118 (HR 118) to recognize the month of August as Muslim American Appreciation and Awareness Month.

In New Mexico USA, the Democrat judge who set a signature bond for the defendants in the Muslim compound case has a history of issuing low bail to violent offenders. (You sign a paper promising to show up for trial.) Authorities say severely malnourished children were being trained to conduct school shootings at the compound. Of the five, Leveille was transferred to US Immigration and Customs Enforcement. (She’s here illegally.). Wahhaj is still being held because he’s wanted in Georgia. He kidnapped his 3-year-old disabled son to perform an exorcism on him. The child was found dead at the compound which authorities have mysteriously destroyed.

In Westminster, Britain, Salih Khater, a 29-year-old Muslim British citizen and University student who is originally from Sudan, deliberately drove his car into a barrier at the Houses of Parliament, hitting three people in the process. Their injuries weren’t life-threatening, likely due to the special anti-terrorist barriers erected after last year’s car ramming on Westminster Bridge which killed five people. The New York Times made their headline about the car crash rather than the citizens. London Mayor Sadiq Khan, who implemented “knife control,” now wants to ban cars from some areas in the city.

In Australia, residents of the city’s north-west suburbs were terrorized by gangs of Sudanese (aka Muslim) African youths who bragged “police can’t touch us.” 100 teens gathered for gang war, harassed residents, and showed no fear of police. Police told residents to “stay inside and lock their doors” as the rival gangs ran amok, yet claimed there had been “no threat to community safety.”

Several Swedish cities were rocked by a series of firebombings and arson attacks in what is believed to be an organized onslaught. Over 100 cars were set alight by masked youths. One article described them as dark-haired. Also this week, masked perpetrators rammed their car through a gate at a police station and attacked a guard. Sweden was once one of the most peaceful countries in the world until they welcomed 600,000 Muslim migrants.

Tunisian authorities arrested nine Islamist jihadists who attempted to board a rubber boat to reach Italy.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez met and advocated for more distribution of migrants despite their populations suffering from a surge in crimes, including sex crimes. They’ll share their common vision at an EU summit next month in Austria.

Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban has seen what has happened and refuses to bow to the globalist agenda. He said, “We believe that a large number of Muslims inevitably leads to parallel societies, because Christian and Muslim society will never unite.” Hungary’s government just forced George Soros’ Open Society Foundation out of the country.

Millions more Muslim migrants could pour into the European Union from Turkey in “another wave of migration” if the country’s economic crisis escalates into a full-blown collapse, some observers claim.

Wars and rumors of wars: China’s military “is likely training for strikes” against the US and allied targets in the Pacific, a Pentagon report warns.

Syrian government forces are attacking the last stronghold, killing scores of civilians in the process.

Iran’s navy has mounted a locally built advanced defensive weapons system on one of its warships for the first time.

In Afghanistan, Taliban insurgents killed at least 150 soldiers and 95 civilians in Ghazni.

The UN Secretary General said protection of “Palestinian” civilians could be improved by deployment of UN-mandated armed forces or unarmed observers, beefed-up UN civilian presence or expanded UN assistance. He said, “The best way to ensure safety and protection of the “Palestinian” civilian population is still negotiation of a comprehensive, just and final settlement of the Arab-Israeli conflict.”

There was no mention of Hamas terrorists that Gazans voted into power who have caused all the problems for their own people and are terrorizing Israel. Hundreds of millions of dollars of foreign aid pour into Gaza, yet Hamas uses it all to fund terrorism. Israel turned Gaza over to the so-called Palestinian Authority years ago, and look what they did with what could have been their “state.”

A reported one-year truce agreement has been reached between Israel and Hamas which will see establishment of a cargo shipping connection between Gaza and Cyprus. We’ll see how long that will last since Hamas sees ceasefire agreements as only applying to the other side.

“Peace” Plan: The US Mideast peace proposal team said, “No one will be fully pleased with our proposal, but that’s the way it must be if real peace is to be achieved. Peace can only succeed if it is based on realities.” They say the plan will be released when the time is right.

God is in control. One cannot confirm (Daniel 9:27) what doesn’t already exist. Whether it be this plan, the Oslo Accords, or another, the European Antichrist will “confirm a covenant with many.” But it won’t bring lasting peace.

“For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief… Let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for a helmet, the hope of salvation. For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Thessalonians 5:3-4, 8-9).

Let us read the verses that follow the cry to the Lord at the beginning of these prayer concerns:

Isaiah then says, “Thy dead men shall live, together with my dead body shall they arise. Awake and sing, ye that dwell in dust: for thy dew is as the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead. Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast. For, behold, the Lord cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain” (Isaiah 26:19-21).