Monday, 19 August 2019

Guest Speaker Pastor Lloyd Pulley: Calm In The Storm

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Democrats Mull Revenge After Israel Bars Omar, Tlaib

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Democrats Mull Revenge After Israel Bars Omar, Tlaib
Tensions Escalate in South: IDF Forces Eliminate 4 Terrorists on Gaza Border 
WATCH: Israel’s President to Reduce Timeframe for Forming Government

Bill Gates will Try to Block the Sun: 'Tower of Babel' in 2019

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Bill Gates will Try to Block the Sun:
'Tower of Babel' in 2019

Gates wants to fight ‘global warming' by injecting millions of tons of dust into the atmosphere to block the sun’s rays

IDF Tank Kills 5 Hamas Terrorists Trying to Invade Israel from Gaza

Other sources are reporting that there was a total of 13 Hamas Terrorists who were part of a 'kidnapping squad'. The eight terrorists who survived the strike reportedly retreated back into the strip through the tunnels

After Tlaib Backtracks on her Visit to Israel,
Trump Excoriates Her

As soon as President Trump found out, he took to Twitter and in typical Trump fashion, scorched her schizophrenic decision saying: "The only real winner here is Tlaib’s grandmother. She doesn’t have to see her now!"

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THE DAYS OF LOT: New Pew Poll Shows That Support For Same-Sex Marriage Has More Than Doubled Among Evangelical Christian Groups

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THE DAYS OF LOT: New Pew Poll Shows That Support For Same-Sex Marriage Has More Than Doubled Among Evangelical Christian Groups

by Geoffrey Grider

You are here: Home Opinion Days of Lot: New Survey Finds That Evangelical Christian Support for Gay Marriage Has More Than Doubled

Support for same-sex marriage has risen across all religious groups in recent years, including among white evangelicals and black Protestants.

I do not see any end times revival coming for the Christian church in the last days before the Rapture, but what I do see is exactly what Jesus said would be the state of the last professing global Christian church. What is that state, you ask? A big, fat and sloppy, lukewarm Laodicean mess that Jesus is disgusted with. So much so that He spues it from out of His mouth. That, my dear reader, is how the Church Age ends.
"And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God; I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth." Revelation 3:14-16 (KJV)
In the book of Matthew, Jesus likes the last days to the 'days of Noah', giving us typology of the Pretribulation Rapture of the Church taking place before the start of the time of Jacob's trouble. Remember the gentile prophet Enoch who was "taken up" by God without ever seeing death, and then the flood came? There's  your Pretrib before the Tribulation. In the book of Luke, Jesus uses another example. The days of Lot.
"Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed." Luke 17:28-30 (KJV)
Jesus tells us that the time of Jacob's trouble will be like the 'days of Lot' because in those days, homosexuality and all manners of perversion became to rampant that God was forced to destroyed both Sodom and Gomorrah by fire. Are you starting to see why the LGBTQ+P for Pedophile Movement has gotten so strong and powerful? Do you ever wonder why Tel Aviv in Israel is the homosexuality capital of the world? Think about it! They are fulfilling the end times prophecies of the last days. You are watching it happen.

Days of Lot: New Survey Finds That Evangelical Christian Support for Gay Marriage Has More Than Doubled

FROM CHARISMA NEWS: A new survey just released by the Pew Research Center has found that support for gay marriage in the United States is at an all-time record high. According to the survey, 62 percent of all Americans are now in favor of allowing gays and lesbians to get married, and only 32 percent are opposed. These numbers have almost flipped completely upside down from where they were a decade ago. In 2007, 54 percent of all Americans were against gay marriage and only 37 percent were in favor of it. To say that our culture has been transformed over the past ten years would be a major understatement.
One of the biggest shifts that we have seen has been among evangelicals. This brand new survey discovered that support for gay marriage among white evangelicals has more than doubled since 2007...
Support for same-sex marriage has risen across all religious groups in recent years, including among white evangelicals and black Protestants. Support for same sex-marriage among white Evangelicals has more than doubled compared with a decade ago (14 percent then, 35 percent now), while the share of black Protestants who favor same-sex marriage has increased from 24 percent in 2007 to 44 percent today.
In particular, the shift in favor of gay marriage among evangelicals has been most noticeable among young people. Today, a staggering 47 percent of all white evangelicals born after 1964 favor gay marriage...
Overall, white evangelical Protestants continue to stand out for their opposition to same-sex-marriage: 35 percent of white evangelical Protestants favor same-sex marriage, compared with a 59 percent majority who are opposed. But younger white evangelicals have grown more supportive: 47 percent of white evangelical Millennials and Gen Xers—age cohorts born after 1964—favor same-sex marriage, up from 29 percent in March 2016. Views among older white evangelicals (Boomers and Silents) have shown virtually no change over the past year (26 percent now, 25 percent then).
I honestly don't know how this is possible. How in the world did we get to the point where nearly half of all evangelicals born since 1964 have abandoned what the Word of God says about marriage?

As this massive cultural shift continues, it is going to become increasingly difficult for those that still want to try to stand up for traditional values.

Already we have gotten to the point where no Bible-believing Christians will be able to participate in the wedding industry because the risk of getting slapped with a very costly lawsuit is just too great. One of these cases is headed to the Supreme Court, and so let us be praying for a positive outcome:
Jack Phillips and his Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, Colorado, had never had problems before with homosexual customers. That changed when the Christian owner refused to create a cake to celebrate a same-sex marriage, the business landed in deep legal trouble with the state.
Now the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to take up Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission.
It pits Phillips' religious rights against the rights of a gay couple to receive the same and equal treatment under the law as heterosexual couples.
Today, the average American watches approximately five hours of television a day, and more than 90 percent of the news and entertainment that we watch is controlled by just six gigantic media conglomerates. All of those media giants are relentlessly advancing a pro-gay agenda, and we need to realize what is being done to us.
If you allow anyone to feed "programming" into your mind for five hours a day, it is going to have a major impact on how you view the world.

Yes this is happening even in baptist churches

If you ever needed proof that we are knee-deep into that great time of apostasy that Paul calls the ‘falling away’, look no further. This article we present to you today will confirm that for you a hundred times over. On the USA Today site, it says that Oliver Thomas is a retired American Baptist minister and a member of USA TODAY’s Board of Contributors. He has written an article so Liberal and so Far Left that even Joel Osteen would have trouble putting his name on it.
LGBTQP-welcoming-congregation-church-laodicea-end-times-falling-away-bible-prophecyBAPTIST PASTOR WRITES IN USA TODAY THAT THE BIBLE CAN’T BE TRUSTED, AND THAT THE CHURCH MUST ACCEPT OPEN LGBTQP MEMBERS IN ORDER TO SURVIVE
This is particularly true of the next generation. Our children are being raised to fully embrace the social agenda of the radical left, and eventually, they are going to become the leaders of tomorrow.
Our hearts should break when we read about young kids such as 9-year-old Audrey Cisneros:
But Audrey is realizing it's not an easy thing for people to understand—especially her fellow fifth-graders. Here's how she puts it:
"A drag show is a very, very fun and special event where people can express themselves for who they really are, and show it to everyone that is in the room. You don't judge people just because they dress up as the opposite gender or because they love someone of the same gender. Just be proud of them, don't fight it."
On Saturday, Audrey and other children attend a drag queen story hour hosted by My LGBT Plus. Similar events have been held across the country, aiming to familiarize kids with the gay community and give them "glamorous, positive and unabashedly queer role models."
On the other hand, children all over the country are being banned from bringing Bibles to school or gathering for group prayer.
Eventually it will get to the point where our children can't even say grace before a meal. If you doubt this, just check out what is happening in Sweden:
Children at a Christian preschool in Sweden are no longer allowed to say grace at mealtimes, "Amen", or talk about the Bible, after a ruling by the Umeå municipality.
Visiting the preschool for an inspection, supervisors from the district said the activities run contrary to the Education Act, which forbids educational content during school time from containing confessional elements, and states that children at must always have the choice of whether or not to participate.
The municipality said it felt that children at the Salvation Army-run kindergarten were not given enough of an opportunity to opt out of saying grace at mealtimes.
When I say that the radical left wants to eradicate our way of life, I am not exaggerating one bit.
The left does not believe in free speech and the marketplace of ideas. Instead, they believe in hate speech laws and using the legal system as a tool to punish those that do not see things the same way that they do.
Slowly but surely, they are going to criminalize the belief systems of those that disagree with them.
Meanwhile, much of the evangelical church is silent on these issues. Many leaders are concerned that if they do speak out that attendance will go down and offerings will not be as large as they were previously.
If evangelical churches had been boldly proclaiming the truth all this time, support for gay marriage among evangelicals would not have doubled over the past decade. READ MORE

Israeli Air Force Strikes Targets In Gaza Strip Following A Barrage Of Rockets Launched By Palestinian Terrorists And Aimed At Southern Israel

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Israeli Air Force Strikes Targets In Gaza Strip Following A Barrage Of Rockets Launched By Palestinian Terrorists And Aimed At Southern Israel

by Geoffrey Grider

IAF jets struck several targets in the Gaza Strip Friday night following the launching of rockets towards southern Israel.

IAF jets struck several targets in the Gaza Strip Friday night following the launching of rockets towards southern Israel by Palestinian terrorists

After a relatively quiet summer, Palestinian terror group Hamas has once again fired a barrage of rockets at southern Israel. The IAF responded quickly and efficiently with a target strike Hamas offices and homes in the Gaza Strip. Just another day in the Holy Land, right? Consider this.
"For it was of the LORD to harden their hearts, that they should come against Israel in battle, that he might destroy them utterly, and that they might have no favour, but that he might destroy them, as the LORD commanded Moses." Joshua 11:20 (KJV)
Can you imagine just for a moment what it must be like to be Israel, and to be constantly defending your borders and having to sky the skies night and day with no respite of any kind? Now imagine what will happen after the Pretribulation Rapture of the Churchtakes place in Revelation 4, Jesus releases Antichrist in Revelation 6, and the Jews hail him as the Messiah, and for the first time ever in the 70+ years of regathered Israel's history they will have peace, and they will have rest. And the whole thing will be a trap sent by God to judge His chosen people the Jews. It will be the time of Jacob's trouble.
"And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days! But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day: For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened." Matthew 24:19-22 (KJV)
Pray for Israel and for the Jewish people. Trouble is coming for them that will make the Holocaust look like a church picnic. All Christians should pray for Israel and the Jews, and if you don't, maybe you aren't really a Christian.

IDF STRIKES TARGETS IN GAZA FOLLOWING ROCKET FIRE

FROM THE JERUSALEM POST: According to the Israeli military, fighter jets and other aircraft struck two underground terrorist infrastructures belonging to Hamas in the north and center of the coastal enclave. “The attack was carried out in response to the rocket fire launched from the Gaza Strip earlier this night,” read a statement released by the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit, adding that “the IDF will continue to work against attempts to harm Israeli civilians, and considers the Hamas terror organization responsible for everything that is done in and that comes out of the Gaza Strip.”
According to local Palestinian media, Israel targeted a Hamas outpost in the Tuffah district of Gaza City as well as targets in the cities of Jabalia and Khan Younis.
Earlier on Friday, explosions were heard in southern Israel after incoming rocket sirens were activated in several communities bordering the northern Strip. Sirens were heard in Sderot, Or Haner, Erez, Gva’im, and Avivim at 9 p.m.
The barrage came as tensions have risen in the South following several violent infiltrations along the border fence. In less than two weeks, six armed Palestinians were able to infiltrate into southern Israel before being engaged by IDF troops and killed.
On Sunday, Israeli troops shot and killed 26-year-old Marwan Nasser, who opened fire on them while trying to infiltrate. No Israelis were hurt in the incident and surrounding communities were not placed under increased security. During his funeral Nasser was seen wearing a green bandana associated with Hamas’s military wing, the Izzadin al-Qassam Brigades.
The incident came 24 hours after IDF troops shot dead four heavily armed Palestinians, who attempted to infiltrate with rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs), AK-47 assault rifles and grenades. While the military hasn’t yet determined which group was behind the foiled attack, they put the responsibility of the attack squarely on Hamas.
The four militants were identified as former Hamas members 21-year-old Abdullah Ismail Al-Hamaida, 19-year-old Abdullah Ashraf al-Ghomri, 20-year-old Ahmad Ayman al-Adeini and 21-year-old Abdallah al-Masri, all of Deir al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip.
On August 1, an IDF officer and two soldiers were injured and a Hamas militant was killed in an exchange of fire at the border in the area of Kissufim in southern Israel.  READ MORE

Debunking the Palestine Lie

This video debunks the Palestinians' claim and shows that Abbas has been lying about the origins and history of the conflict. Palestinian leaders have rejected partition plans that would have given them much more land for their independent state than the Jews were offered for theirs. Rather than being the innocent victims of a "dispossession" at the hands of the Israelis, the Palestinians rejected reasonable compromises and instead pursued their aim of getting rid of the only Jewish state in the world.

"The Extinction of Christians in the Middle East" And More Articles From The Gatestone Institute

by Giulio Meotti  •  August 18, 2019 at 5:00 am
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  • "I don't believe in these two words [human rights], there are no human rights. But in Western countries, there are animal rights. In Australia they take care of frogs....Look upon us as frogs, we'll accept that — just protect us so we can stay in our land." — Metropolitan Nicodemus, the Syriac Orthodox archbishop of Mosul, National Catholic Register.
  • "Those people are the same ones who came here many years ago. And we accepted them. We are the original people in this land. We accepted them, we opened the doors for them, and they push us to be minorities in our land, then refugees in our land. And this will be with you if you don't wake up." — Metropolitan Nicodemus.
  • "Threats to pandas cause more emotion" than threats to the extinction of the Christians in the Middle East. — Amin Maalouf, French-Lebanese author, Le Temps.
Most Christian churches in and around Mosul, Iraq were desecrated or destroyed by ISIS. Pictured: The heavily damaged bell tower of Saint John's Church (Mar Yohanna) in the town town of Qaraqosh, near Mosul, on April 16, 2017. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)
Convert, pay or die. Five years ago, that was the "choice" the Islamic State (ISIS) gave to Christians in Mosul, then Iraq's third-largest city: either embrace Islam, submit to a religious tax or face the sword. ISIS then marked Christian houses with the Arabic letter ن (N), the first letter of the Arabic word "Nasrani" ("Nazarene," or "Christian") . Christians could often take no more than the clothes on their back and flee a city that had been home to Christians for 1,700 years.
Two years ago, ISIS was defeated in Mosul and its Caliphate crushed. The extremists, however, had succeeded in "cleansing" the Christians. Before the rise of ISIS, there were more than 15,000 Christians there. In July 2019, the Catholic charity, Aid to the Church in Need, disclosed that only about 40 Christians have come back. Not long ago, Mosul had "Christmas celebrations without Christians".

Could this Be the Year of Persian Poetry?

by Amir Taheri  •  August 18, 2019 at 4:00 am
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  • Iran is one of few countries in the world where the list of celebrities at any given time includes a number of poets and where poetry recitals draw crowds that compete with those of pop-music concerts.
  • One of the first acts of Khomeini's regime was to have the young poet Saeed Soltanpour, abducted from his wedding ceremony, and executed on a spurious charge of "Communist militancy." Later, the poet Rahman Hatefi-Monfared, alias Heydar Mehregan, also a noted journalist, was put to death under torture in one of Khomeini's prisons.
  • Celebrating [Esmail ] Khoi's great poetical achievement would be a fit tribute to what three generations of Persian poets have achieved during almost a century of exceptional creativity. Nobel judges should not miss the opportunity to share the joy that modern Persian poetry has given lovers of poetry all over the world.
Whatever you may think of Iran, you are likely to acknowledge it as one of the oldest homelands of poetry. Any list of top poets from all over the world is likely to include at least one or two Persian names -- say Omar Khayyam or Molavi (Rumi). Pictured: Omar Khayyam. (Image source: Wikimedia Commons)
Whatever you may think of Iran, you are likely to acknowledge it as one of the oldest homelands of poetry. Any list of top poets from all over the world is likely to include at least one or two Persian names -- say Omar Khayyam or Molavi (Rumi). Goethe believed that poetry has reached its peak of beauty with Hafez of Shiraz.
I know of only two countries, Iran and Russia, where poetry still finds a mass audience and poets could attain celebrity status.
Ask any Iranian who the persons they most admire are and you are likely to hear a list of poets -- from Ferdowsi and Saadi centuries ago to Iraj Mirza and Forugh Farrokhzad more recently. For the average Iranian, the poet is not only a creator of beauty but also the guardian of the nation's conscience. Iran is one of few countries in the world where the list of celebrities at any given time includes a number of poets and where poetry recitals draw crowds that compete with those of pop-music concerts.

America Can Stop China from Dominating Artificial Intelligence--And Should

by Gordon G. Chang  •  August 17, 2019 at 5:00 am
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  • The People's Republic of China, nonetheless, is already an AI powerhouse, and for America to maintain its edge—and to prevent U.S. tech from being used for exceedingly disturbing purposes —Washington should force U.S. companies to end cooperative AI projects in China.
  • The West should be seriously concerned: whoever wins at AI will both dominate the global economy and field the most destructive conventional military force.
  • Unfortunately, American companies are helping China's leaders in what many call—correctly—crimes against humanity. For instance, AI researchers from Microsoft, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and Michigan State University gave keynote speeches at the Chinese Conference on Biometric Recognition in Xinjiang in August of last year on facial recognition, a social-control technology.
  • Some of Google's research is in China. The company has three AI operations there: the Google AI China Center in Beijing, established in 2017, and partnerships with China's two premier educational institutions, Peking University and Tsinghua University....If the labs remain open, the net flow of AI learning will be out of the U.S. into China.
  • Moreover, Chinese researchers, if they could not work for American companies in China, would not, as Vox suggests, necessarily find employment in their homeland. Some of those seeking research slots would follow other Chinese to the United States, and that would exacerbate one of Beijing's big AI vulnerabilities. "China's Path to AI Domination Has a Problem: Brain Drain," is the title of an August 7 article posted by the MIT Technology Review. The U.S. can make that crucial problem even more severe.
Chinese artificial intelligence. We need to ask what would happen if the world's most dangerous regime were to dominate the world's most powerful technology. Photo: Getty Images.
China, writes Amy Webb in Inc., has been "building a global artificial intelligence empire, and seeding the tech ecosystem of the future." It has been particularly successful, Webb, the founder of the Future Today Institute, believes. "China is poised to become its undisputed global leader, and that will affect every business," she notes.
Not everyone shares Webb's assessment that Chinese researchers are in the lead. America, after all, is home to most leading AI tech. The People's Republic of China, nonetheless, is already an AI powerhouse, and for America to maintain its edge—and to prevent U.S. tech from being used for exceedingly disturbing purposes, Washington should force U.S. companies to end cooperative AI projects in China.
Artificial intelligence permits machines to mimic human functions such as driving vehicles, recognizing spoken words, and playing games of skill like chess and Go.

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