We are involved in a great controversy. It is a battle that began in heaven and is raging on earth. John the Revelator tells us, "And there was war in heaven: Michael and His angels fought against the dragon
and the dragon fought and his angels...and prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven, and the great dragon was cast out, and that old serpent, called the Devil and Satan which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him." (Revelation 12: 7-9). This conflict is a fierce and determined battle for our souls, (Read more)
NASCAR's 'bad boy' Kurt Busch says he was naked and sobbing on the floor of his motorhome after having a spiritual experience watching Brad Pitt in 'Seven Years in Tibet' when his ex-girlfriend burst in with her young son.
Busch took the stand in his own defense on Wednesday at a hearing for a protective order that Patricia Driscoll filed against him.
He admitted to grabbing her face and telling her to leave him alone, but says her claims that he smashed her head into the wall three times and strangled her in September is a 'fabrication.'
He said he was stark naked when Discroll barged into his motorhome in Dover, Delaware, with her young son and demanded that he tell the boy to his face that his relationship with Driscoll was over
Busch denies that he smashed Driscoll's head and says she is seeking revenge after he broke up with her
The hearing in a Dover, Delaware, court took a turn for the bizarre on Wednesday - and it wasn't just Busch's testimony.
Driscoll's attorney later called Busch's personal assistant to the stand who testified that the racer's 37-year-old ex has been prone to telling 'far-fetched stories.'
Michael Doncheff says Driscoll claimed she a 'trained assassin' and once ranted: 'NASCAR is nothing. I take down foreign governments. I own Washington.'
Was Jesus born on December 25? Can we even know when He was born? And most importantly, does it even really matter when Jesus was born?
God makes it very clear that He doesn’t like pagan worship practices being used to honor Him.
When was Jesus Christ of Nazareth born? We hear Christmas carols about the baby Jesus in the manger and the winter wonderland associated with His birth. If we look at our calendars, chances are they label Dec. 25 "Christmas Day." The birth of Jesus Christ is said to be the reason behind the season. But was He actually born on that day? It's not as clear and simple as our calendars would suggest.
Dec. 25 wasn't always considered Jesus' birth date. In a U.S. News and World Reportarticle titled "In Search of Christmas," Joseph Sheler wrote: "Lacking any scriptural pointers to Jesus' birthday, early Christian teachers suggested dates all over the calendar. Clement . . . picked November 18. Hippolytus . . . figured Christ must have been born on a Wednesday . . . An anonymous document believed to have been written in North Africa around A.D. 243, placed Jesus's birth on March 28" (Dec. 23, 1996, p. 58).
Although it's difficult to determine the first time anyone celebrated Dec. 25 as Christmas Day, historians are in general agreement that it was sometime during the fourth century. This is an amazingly late date! Think about it—this means that Christmas, which most consider Jesus' birthday, wasn't observed by the Roman church until about 300 years after Christ's lifetime on earth!
Recently, I was talking with an associate who is from China. She asked me, with a curiously troubled look on her face, "I thought Christmas was about Jesus Christ; but how come all I hear about is Santa Claus". I thought for a moment, nodded in agreement, then replied to her, "You are right, it is supposed to be about Jesus Christ". A few days later I met her again and gave her a book, entitled, Steps to Christ. I told her that it would help her to know more about Jesus than Christmas ever will. She gladly accepted and promised to read it.
Today, many are engulfed in celebrating December 25th,
ostensibly, in recognition of the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. However, the main focus, as my Chinese friend observed, is on Santa Claus, evergreen trees, mistletoes, worldly merriment, and gift giving one to the other. But is this why He came?
How strong is your faith? Would you be willing to loose your job because of what your conscience dictates? Or, how about not being allowed to take your final exams at school because the day on which it was held contradicted your religious beliefs?
Recently, a group of 11th graders decided to stand up for God. Rather than violating their conscience by taking the required final exams which was held on God's Sabbath Day, the faithful youngsters chose not to take their exams. Amazingly, because of their faith, many of their school mates, who were not of their faith, stood up with them. More amazingly, the God of creation stood up for them by moving on the state authorities' hearts to reschedule the exams. Read more
For those of us who believe, as the old "deist" Benjamin Franklin did, that "God governs in the affairs of men," we face a real conundrum as we see the raw reality of tyranny coming from our own government. For example, what rational person could think that adding 16,000 reinforcements to the most feared entity in our nation – the IRS – and unleashing them as Enema Enforcers has a basis in anything this nation has ever believed or is based upon?
Humanity as a whole knows and understands the nature of governments. We can read history and see how governments operate to get what it wants. The threat of overreaching government and the obsession with control is a problem humanity has dealt with since the beginning of time. It (tyrannical controlling governments) has always been considered the greatest threat to humanity according to history.
Yet we know that governments throughout history have manufactured enemies and portrayed them instead as the ultimate threat; this is the nature of governments: to create "enemies" in order to maintain its power through fear. This known history of government propaganda and lies have, no doubt, accounted for the deaths of billions throughout history. So would it be a silly question to ask, What is the greatest threat to humanity today? Aren't these known facts about government enough to prove the point? I say no it is not, because humanity faces an even greater threat that is now hiding in plain view. The mainstream media propaganda machine, I want to argue is now the greatest threat to all of humanity.
To their credit, as far back as the 1930's, the Armstrong's knew these facts, and predicted that a reunified Holy Roman Empire, under the leadership of the Pope and a German (Assyrian) dictator would soon appear. At first, they thought Hitler filled this role. Close but no cigar. Hitler could not be the prophesied “Antichrist” because he did not ally with the Papacy, but in fact declared war on the Papacy, something Jesus told John would not be the case.
Keep your eyes on The News, especially the news coming out of Europe (The King of the North and the End Times "Beast", as well as news coming from the Mid East (The King of the South). Your life depends on it!
Detective Rodney Curd from the Beavercreek department repeatedly demands to know where the slain John Crawford III, 22, got his 'gun' from in an interview with his weeping girlfriend, Tasha Thomas (pictured main). He threatens her with jail and suggests that she is drunk or high for saying she didn't know anything about a gun. Crawford (inset top right) did not in fact have a real gun, but had picked up a replica from a shelf - which led a 911 caller to summon police, who shot him dead. Read More>>>>>Cops caught on film threatening weeping girlfriend of man they had just mistakenly shot dead in Walmart for holding a BB gun
The Great Global Warming Swindle (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Paganism flourishes in a so-called modern secular world!
In Global Warning Solway walks us through emergent scientific holes in the global-warming paradigm, in reader-friendly accounts that are informative and persuasive. Solway has clearly immersed himself in the literature on the subject. Nevertheless, the fact that he is a layman leaves him open to detractors’ charge that he lacks the authority to challenge reigning orthodoxies.
Which is why I believe the principal value of this book lies in its revelations of the disturbing lengths to which advocates of man-made global warming will go to suppress inquiry into the “settled science” by resistant scientists and laypeople alike. One doesn’t need any special scientific background to wonder why this subject, so massively freighted by financial, political, and personal-freedoms implications, “has been commandeered by an army of political pulpiteers whose underlying purposes are distressingly suspect.” Here Solway is on firm moral and intellectual ground.
WASHINGTON, October 14, 2013 – If the fact that the Obama Administration has blocked aging veterans from visiting the World War II memorial and denied death gratuity benefits for fallen warriors doesn’t seem to indicate contempt for our military, how about this most recent story?
Army First Lieutenant Clint Lorance, a 28-year-old combat leader in the 82d Airborne Division from Celeste, Texas was recently found guilty of two counts of murder in Afghanistan and sentenced to 20 years in Ft. Leavenworth.
The story of First Lieutenant Lorance has not been covered by a single major media source.
In July 2012, Lorance was ordered to take command of a platoon in the southern Afghanistan province of Kandahar, a region where I also spent two and a half years training and advising the Afghan National Army. The platoon Lorance now commanded had lost its previous leader to enemy attack.
Never have you seen indicated on tombstones that some of the bodies there were only the physical relics of souls which are now screaming in hell fire!
Yet, such is the belief of millions who confidently assume the teaching of a heavenly home, or an ever-burning hell.
No matter how sinfully the recently departed might have lived, many a pastor seems able to comfort distraught loved ones with the thought that, at the very last moment, cantankerous and crusty old Uncle Claude somehow made it through the pearly gates!
For over twenty-eight years, I have offered a certified cashier's check for $10,000 to anyone who can come up with the words "immortal soul," "When we get to heaven," "I will see you in heaven," and "We go to heaven when we die."
Not in all those twenty-eight years, with millions hearing my words, has a single person been able to claim the certified cashier's check for $10,000!
There are so many Christmas traditions in the US! Where did they all come from? America is often called a “melting pot” and its Christmas traditions can be seen the same way! It is a country of immigrants from all over the world who each brought their culture’s unique traditions to the New World. Read on to find out how Americans came to celebrate with Santa Claus, stockings, trees, gifts and more!
One has to wonder if congratulations are in order for President Barack Obama. The U.S. economy is in ruins, the country in crisis. Was this all a purposeful plan, or is Obama simply an inexperienced Inspector Clouseau in the White House?
From the day of Obama's election, many concerned patriots have warned about Obama’s goals. Obama is a follower of Marxist strategy, like Saul Alinsky’s "Rules for Radicals" and Cloward and Piven’s strategy of overwhelming the system to create economic crisis and chaos.
Based on those strategies, one would be foolish not to at least wonder whether Obama's goal from the start was to wreck capitalism; redistribute wealth by punishing, penalizing and demonizing the wealthy; force Americans to their knees to beg for help from big government; and then in response to those pleas, put government in control over every aspect of our lives.
Examine the state of the union and the world under President Obama. Judge for yourselves whether we are in a state of Obamageddon.
President Reagan works at his desk in the Oval Office (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
We have in the White House today one of the greatest morons in the history of leaders. Moronic on the scale of the Ceasar's, or some of the inbred royal misfits which brought us the crusades. Yes, Obama is an Equal Opportunity Moron, and a dangerous one at that. His policies have already killed thousands, with many more to die in the coming months.
Today we have a bumbling moron in the Oval Office, 30 years ago we had the opposite! Ronald Reagan who knew how to face an enemy and win! The following excerpt comes from a Reagan speech entitled “PEACE,” delivered on August 18, 1980 at the Veteran of Foreign Wars Convention in Chicago Illinois. The transcription of the speech is written below as compiled in the indispensable “Reagan, In His Own Hand,” with all handwritten strikethroughs and typed bracketed addendums courtesy of Ronald Reagan. We have bolded certain relevant sections for emphasis.
“[P]eace is not obtained or preserved by wishing and weakness” by Ronald Reagan....
It has always struck me as odd that you who have known at first hand the ugliness and agony of war are so often blamed for war by those who parade for peace.
I think the answer is obvious. Having known war, you are in the forefront of those who know that peace is not obtained or preserved by wishing and weakness. You have consistently urged maintenance of a defense capability that provides a margin of safety for America. There is no such margin today.
But because of your support for military preparedness, there are those who equate that with being militant and desirous of war. Back in the ’20′s, Will Rogers had an answer forpacifiststhose who believed a strong militarythat strength invited war. He said, “I’ve nver seen anyone insult Jack Dempsey”–world (world heavyweight champion at that time).
About 10 days ago, theour new Sec. of State addressed a labor convention. He took me to task. Indeed, he denounced me for urging that the U.S. should seek to achieve military superiority. Actually, I’ve called for whatever it takes to be so strong that no other nation wouldwill dare violate the peace. If that means superiority, so be it. But the Sec. was downright angry. with me. He charged that such a policy would lead to an all-out arms race but only the Soviets are racingracing. They are outspending us on defense total military by 50% and more than double, SOMETIMES TRIPLE, on strategic nuclear weapons.
One wonders if the Sec. of State or the Pres. for that matter sees any threatening pattern in the Soviet presence by way of Cuban proxies in so much of Africa, which is the source of minerals absolutely essential to industry in Japan, Western Europe and the U.S. We are self sufficient in only 5 of the 27 minerals vitalimportant to ourus industrially & strategically.
“[I]t must not be peace at any price; it must not be a peace of humiliation and gradual surrender”
Some Florida city leaders get up and leave a city council meeting before a prayer mentioning Satan, Allah and Zeus is read.
In a video posted to YouTube the Mayor of Lake Worth, Pam Triolo and several commissioners can be seen leaving the room on Dec. 2, as atheist Preston Smith prepared to lead the invocation before a city council meeting.
Preston’s invocation invokes the names of Satan, Zeus, Allah, Jesus, Buddha and Thor among others.
According to WPTV, another man has put in a request to stand at the podium and lead an invocation. This time with a satanic prayer.
"We want to make a circus out of it," explained Chaz Stevens. "We want to make a fiasco out of it, we want to make it so freaking, utterly ridiculous that they rethink this." Watch the Video HERE
So who's crazy now? In 2011, the MSM mercilessly mocked Michele Bachmann for saying that if she became president, gas prices would fall to under $2/gallon. Typical was Time magazine, which called her prediction "fantasy." Time mocked Bachmann's drill, baby, drill policy, sniffing that if implemented, "prices at the pump might drop a whole 3 cents a gallon." But on CBS This Morning, there was top oil analyst Tom Kloza, saying that by Christmas, gas prices would be in the range of . . . $1.99-2.29 [I saw $2.18 here in Texas yesterday].
So who's crazy now, and where does Bachmann go to get her apology from the MSM that so mercilessly mocked her? - See more HERE
Three centuries ago in parts of North America, a strange event turned morning to night. It remains wreathed in mystery - so what caused the Dark Day?
Halfway through the morning the sky turns yellow. Animals run for cover and darkness descends, causing people to light candles and start to pray. By lunchtime night has fallen. Is it the end of the world?
The Dark Day, as it's become known, took place on May 19, 1780 in New England and parts of eastern Canada. For the past 232 years historians and scientists have argued over the origins of this strange event.
Today there are many theories. Was it the result of volcanic eruption, fire, meteor strike - or something more sinister?
With little scientific knowledge amongst the populace in 1780, people would have been afraid. Some lawmakers in Connecticut believed it was the day of judgement. The sense that a decisive moment was afoot would have been bolstered by the fact that during the preceding days, the sun and moon glowed red.
"There are some verses in Matthew that might have led them to believe that this is the second coming of Christ. At the time, natural events - even birds fighting in the sky - were a sign of God's intentions. The Dark Day would have seemed like a warning to Man."
“ISIS turned up and they said to the children, ‘you say the words that you will follow Muhammad.’ The Children, all under 15, four of them, they said, ‘no, we love Yasua [Jesus]. We have always loved Yasua. We have always followed Yasua. Yasua has always been with us.'” White said. “[The Militants] said, ‘say the words!’ [The Children] said, ‘no, we can’t do that.’ They chopped all their heads off.”
“How do you respond to that?” White asked. “You just cry. They are my children. That is what we have been going through. That is what we are going through.”
Often the nonstop news of terrorist beheadings and persecution of Christians coming out of Iraq has had the devastating consequence of desensitizing many Christians here in America.
We don’t want to think about the horror Christians are facing in the Middle East, but we must.
White along with more 250,000 other Christians have been forced to flee Iraq as ISIS’s terrorist army advances.
If we don’t stand up for these Christians, they will be exterminated. ISIS is perpetrating mass genocide of Christians and other religious minorities.
While the Obama Administration has taken some action to protect Christians in Iraq, it, and the international community at large, has not done nearly enough.
Forward: Fox can't disguinish between discussion and a war! Hint: People die in wars. Isis beheads people, Hams kills Jews. This is war. Informing people what one believes about Christmas is not a war.... It a scam. Look at the photo - Even Fox uses Happy Holidays! What jerks.
Since 2005, Fox News has deployed its minions to wage their war on the "War on Christmas," and the American Family Association has pushed for a boycott of stores for not using the words "Merry Christmas" in their seasonal marketing. Like many public institutions, some retailers opt to use the inclusive phrase "Happy Holidays" which these groups interpret as a slam to Jesus Christ- the real "reason for the season."
It amazes me that in less than a century Christians have gone from opposing over-consumption at Christmas to demanding it be done in Christ's name alone. The explanation may be in the numbers. Two-thirds of the U.S. economy is based on consumer spending, and 50-75 percent of most retailers annual profits are generated during December. This means the weeks before Christmas are the high holy days of consumerism. If Christians engaged the Advent season as they did in generations past, by modeling moderation and self-denial or by ignoring the holiday altogether, it would likely destroy (what remains of) the economy.
To ensure economic survival consumers are stirred into a buying frenzy every winter with the goal of making this year's shopping season more prosperous than the previous. Santa Claus has been the mascot of this manipulation since the early 20th Century, but if more Consumer Christians have their way the season of shopping would be inaugurated by the appearance of Jesus Christ at the end of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade instead.
Sadly, the "War on Christmas" and "Christmas Under Siege" campaigns pushed by some conservative Christians says more about the church's captivity to consumerism than its commitment to the love of Christ and their neighbors. MORE>>>>>>