First, as I write this article, Hurricane Barry is bearing down on Louisiana, and I suspect that some people are wondering why is this happening?
Among other things, I believe natural disasters are part of the curse that God placed upon the earth because of sin.
There will be natural disasters until the curse is removed (Rom. 8:22).
I also believe that God sent the Ten Plagues upon Egypt to let Pharaoh know that Israel’s God is God, and there are some things that humans can’t control (Exodus 7:14-12:30).
I also believe that natural disasters come from the heart of a loving God that wants sinful people to repent of their sins and return to Him (II Chron. 12:12-14).
We live in a godless world with many Church members (Christians in name only) twisting Scripture to justify their re-definition of sin.
Someone said beware of half-truths because the half you believe may be wrong.
God may be telling us that repentance in the Church is badly needed.
A recent Pew Research poll found that the number of people in the U.S. that call themselves Christian was 86% in the early 90’s, 78.4% in 2007 and 70.6% in 2014.
God loves people, but He hates sin, and He will judge sin.
Second, true Christians are close to losing their freedom of speech and religion.
In Jan. 2019, UN Sec. General Antonio Guterres directed one of his advisors to develop a plan to combat hate speech and hate crimes.
The plan was presented to the UN in June 2019, and it wants to globally outlaw all speech, writing and behavior that is divisive or intolerant (all speech, writing and behavior that criticizes Muslims, gays, etc.).
Third, concerning Pres. Trump’s Deal of the Century, his Special Envoy Jason Greenblatt said, “We are aiming for a home run.”
Pres. Trump believes the peace negotiations have gone on long enough and it is time for a comprehensive, final peace treaty in the Middle East.
God is the only One that knows what is going to happen, but it should be noted that the rebellious Palestinian leadership is not so rebellious after all.
Three things have spurred them to try to re-establish their relationship with Pres. Trump: 1) Pres. Trump cut off U.S. financial aid, and the PA is hurting financially; 2) The PA has decided that Pres. Trump will get re-elected, and they want to smooth things over with him; and 3) PA efforts to get all of the Arab nations to boycott Jared Kushner’s Bahrain conference was ignored by some Arab leaders.
Fourth, last week, there was an article about Mark Zuckerberg’s desire to create a one-world currency in early 2020.
This week, Pres. Trump and Jerome Powell, head of the Federal Reserve, chimed in on the subject.
Mr. Trump tweeted, “If Facebook and other companies want to become a bank, they must seek a new Banking Charter and become subject to all Banking Regulations, just like other Banks, both National [and international].”
Mr. Powell said America’s central bank has “serious concerns” about Mr. Zuckerberg’s one-world currency.
Notice that discussion of a one-world currency has now moved from the pages of books on Bible prophecy to tweets at the White House and Federal Reserve testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives.
Fifth, some people want to deny the existence of King David because they don’t want to believe the Bible is the Word of God.
If scholars can prove that King David existed, it would make it harder to deny what the Bible says.
Several years ago, archaeologists started excavating a site in Israel that appeared to be an ancient town.
They have found and carbon-dated many items.
On July 8, 2010, they announced that the town they have found is the ancient town of Ziklag.
According to the Bible, King David hid at Ziklag when he was fleeing from King Saul.
It seems that archaeology keeps proving the Bible right, and it never proves the Bible wrong.
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Daymond & Rachel Duck