Posted by Mike Ratliff ∙ December 30, 2019 ∙ In Devotion/Teaching
3 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, 4 who gave Himself for our sins so that He might rescue us from this present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, 5 to whom be the glory forevermore. Amen. Galatians 1:3-5 (NASB)
Much of the doctrinal confusion in the “Church” is directly attributable to attempts to understand scripture without proper study. It is fine to read the Bible and find joy in God’s truths. The Holy Spirit can and does reveal those truths to our hearts as we read and study His Word….
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Typhoon "Phanfone" claimed 50 lives, affected 2.1 million people and wiped out 20 million dollars worth of farm products, Philippines
Posted by Julie Celestial on December 31, 2019 at 17:05 UTC (1 hour ago)
Categories: Agriculture, Featured articles, Typhoons
Typhoon "Phanfone," locally known as Ursula, has claimed 50 lives as of December 31, 2019. 143 people were injured and 5 are still missing. The storm wiped out almost 20 million dollars (1 billion pesos) worth of farm products following its devastating landfall on Tuesday, December 24, 2019.
A total of 2 122 581 people were affected in 2 544 barangays in Regions MIMAROPA, V, VI, VII, VII and CARAGA. 84 909 are taking temporary shelter in 654 evacuation centers.
A total of 416 schools were partially damaged and 301 759 houses. 104 469 homes were destroyed.
A kangaroo tries to escape an out of control bushfire in 2019
If the recent onslaught of deadly heatwaves, unprecedented wildfires, devastating flooding, aberrant cyclones, crippling droughts, devastated crops, massive deforestation and a record-breaking ice melt on both poles didn’t scare you a little, well, buckle up folks, we ain’t seen nothing yet! As we leave 2019 and enter the 20s, we will have witnessed more than a 60% decline of all wildlife during the last 40 years according to The Living Planet Report written in 2018. Indeed, the chance of survival for many species has gone with many more endangered with little documentation on our main-stream media! Can you imagine the panic if more than 60% of humans had died in the last 40 years? The last decade was easily the hottest ever, I can’t imagine what summers will be like in the roaring 20s. 10 of the warmest years on record occurred this century, with 9 of the warmest years ever recorded occurred in the last 10 years, 2019 was the third hottest year ever.
New Christian Leader Claims Modern Culture “Trumps the Bible”
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(OPINION) WND – When the Church of England recently announced Stephen Cottrell as the next Archbishop of York, eyebrows were raised. The U.K.’s Christian Institute, for example, pointed to his view that the Bible must yield to the “cultural beliefs” of contemporary society on matters of sexual behavior. At a meeting of church officials, Cottrell called for a “radical new Christian inclusion.” And he asserted his spiritual authority. “I have my views and opinions, of course, I do, but I am also ‘Father in
God’ to all of you; and all clergy and licensed ministers make an oath of canonical obedience to me, regardless of disagreement on some issues,” he said. He said “faithful Christian people” interpret the Bible’s instructions on sexuality “differently.” No one can ignore the “ecumenical dimensions” of the debate, he said, “but neither can we ignore the culture in which we are set where same-sex relationships and same-sex marriage are not only considered normal but positively taught and encouraged in many homes and schools as a social good.” He warned of the “missiological damage” done when the church’s teachings conflict with “that which is held to be morally normative and desirable by much of society.
Percentage of Americans rejecting organized religion continues to grow
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Fox News – “The rise of the ‘nones’. Why is it happening?” FOX News contributor and Fox Nation host Tom Shillue asked a panel of experts on “Deep Dive.” Shillue was referring to new Pew Research Center polling that shows that more Americans than ever before say that they are not connected to any religious faith. The Pew survey, conducted in 2018 and 2019, found that the percentage of the U.S. population that described themselves as “religiously unaffiliated” had risen to 26%, up from 17% in 2009. At the same time, the percentage of Americans describing themselves as Christians has declined 12 percentage points over the past decades.
“First of all, I think the best way to understand ‘nones’ is ‘none of the above’ because that’s usually how the question is asked,’” said Fox News contributor, theologian and ethicist, Jonathan Morris, a former priest. “That’s not necessarily a bad thing. Much worse would be ‘I don’t believe in anything.’ That’s not really what this study says.” In fact, Pew Research Center has noted that among those who identify as “religiously unaffiliated” in their survey, “many… believe in God.” “It’s not ‘I don’t believe in God,’” continued Morris. “I remember when I was working down in lower Manhattan, which is a very young population
Minister’s Wife Celebrates Trans Child, 12, Getting Puberty-Blocking Implant, Making PEOPLE Magazine
Dec 31, 2019 | 0 |
Daily Wire – Last month, speaker, advocate, and wife of Lutheran minister Jamie Bruesehoff celebrated her 12-year-old child, whom she claims is transgender, receiving a puberty-blocking implant in the arm. “Today, this kid showed her strength once again. Today, she did something that was hard and scary. Today, she made herself proud,” said a social media post from Bruesehoff, the mother of Rebekah, a preteen who is biologically male but identifies as female. “Today, Rebekah had her second surgical procedure to place a hormone-blocking implant in her arm to prevent her from progressing farther into puberty,” Bruesehoff gushed.
“This is one example of what medically appropriate, medically necessary, life-affirming, and often literally life-saving treatment looks like for a transgender child.” Rebekah was just ten years old when his parents allowed an implant to be put inside the child to start blocking puberty; the latest implant was a “replacement,” according to the mother. ”That is the face of a girl terrified of hospitals and needles, but more terrified of having to live life as someone she is not.
Microscopic pieces of plastic have been discovered in the most remote locations, from the depths of the ocean to Arctic ice. Another place that plastic is appearing is inside our bodies. We’re breathing microplastic, eating it and drinking plastic-infused water every day.
Protesters ‘break into’ US embassy compound in Baghdad, as crowds rally against American airstrikes in Iraq (PHOTO, VIDEO)
Dozens of Iraqi protesters furious over airstrikes that targeted Hezbollah positions have forced their way into the US embassy compound in Baghdad. Tear gas and sounds of gunfire were reported at the scene.
End Times New Ad For Portal From Facebook Features New Age Witch Kim Kardashian Sitting In A Kundalini Yoga Triangle To Awaken The ‘Serpent Spirit’ December 30, 2019 Portal from Facebook features witch Mrs. Kanye West ritualistically lighting candles before entering into a meditation portal triangle to do Kundalini yoga. …
End Times Don’t Call Them UFOs, But 2019 Was The Year The United States Government Finally Admitted Increasing Presence Of Unidentified Aerial Phenomena December 30, 2019 2019 was the year that the United States government finally ‘fessed up, at least in part,to the truth about UFOs and other Unidentified Aerial Phenomena….
American soldiers inside the embassy have fired tear gas, stun grenades and warning shots, wounding 20 of the hundreds of fighters who broke down the gate and set fires within the complex in the Iraqi capital. The ambassador was on leave at the time of the attack and embassy staff had already been evacuated before the US marine guard became besieged behind the bullet-proof glass and on the rooftops.
December 31, 2019
1. A ‘Good Guy With A Gun’ shoots/stops church shooter in the ‘Twinkling of an Eye’!
Pastor thanks Texas governor for signing into law the bill allowing law-abiding parishioners to carry their weapons into church!
2. A black anti-Semite invaded the home of a New York Rabbi during Hanukkah, wielding a machete.
He physically cut five people before fleeing.
He was arrested shortly thereafter, still covered in the Rabbi’s blood.
Who is blamed for this attack? President Trump, of course!
3. The Vatican just published a book based on a major Gay premise going back about 40 years:
The real sin of Sodom is a "lack of hospitality", not homosexuality!
4. American forces retaliated against Iranian forces in Syria and Iraq.
President Trump issued a major ‘Red Line" against Iran.
5. New York State is torpedoing her criminal justice system
Soon, New York will fall into the homeless and the criminal, just as Los Angeles and San Francisco!
Justin Bieber Takes Shots, Removes Clothing, at NZ Bar with Hillsong Pastor, Carl Lentz
By News Division / July 28, 2017
According to TMZ, Justin Bieber recently announced that he was canceling his latest music tour because he “rededicated his life to Christ.”
Bieber’s decision seemed to come out of the blue, but our sources say it was squarely based on what Bieber believes is religious enlightenment. Bieber said he canceled due to exhaustion, but that’s simply not true. Plus, his remaining touring schedule was not taxing travel-wise.
Bieber attends the notorious NYC campus of Hillsong Church, a Prosperity Gospel church based out of Sydney Australia. Hillsong NYC is pastored by Carl Lentz and Pulpit & Pen has documented the problems that Hillsong NYC and Lentz are riddled with, from denying that Jesus is the only way to a relationship with God to parading their youth pastor on stage in his underwear in front of thousands of women.
Magnetic North Pole has now crossed the Prime Meridian
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By Karen Graham Dec 29, 2019 in Science
Earth’s magnetic north pole, which has been wandering faster than expected in recent years, has now crossed the prime meridian, based on the latest model of the Earth’s magnetic field, released this month.
Magnetic north has been moving away from its home in the Canadian Arctic toward Siberia at a rate of about 34 miles (55 kilometers) a year over the past two decades. In February this year, the World Magnetic Model (WMM), finally got a much-needed update with the end of the extra-long U.S. government shutdown.
While updates to the WMM are normally issued every five years, the update earlier this year was needed because the changes were affecting compass apps, maps, and GPS services. The WMM is also the standard navigation tool for the Federal Aviation Administration, U.S. Department of Defense, North Atlantic Treaty
Sweet Jesus? – Ice Cream Company Promotes Satanic Antichrist Imagery
February 6, 2018 By Beginning and End
The Sweet Jesus ice cream chain has become a huge success and credits its satanic branding.
A Canadian high-priced ice cream chain has built its entire marketing campaign and brand around blasphemy of The Lord Jesus Christ and The Christian faith in general. Dubbed Sweet Jesus, the super successful ice cream brand brazenly uses blasphemy, satanic symbols and occult imagery to sell its products. And it will soon be launching in the United States.
Dec 29, 2019 @ 19:56 68 DEBKAfile Exclusive: The five targets struck by the US air force on Monday, Dec. 29, on both sides of the Syrian-Iraqi border, were centers of the Iran-supported Iraqi Kata’ib Hezbollah Shiite
Dire looking fire map for greater Sydney as the city is surrounded!
Fires surrounding Greater Sydney: This map displays the predicted fire spread for NYE. The map indicates the communities that are expected to come under threat from embers or fire fronts. Other areas surrounding the fire may still come under threat if conditions change #NSWRFS
More than 30,000 tourists in Australia who defied orders to leave area east of Melbourne amid raging bushfires are ‘TRAPPED’
More than 30,000 tourists in Australia who refused to evacuate an area east of Melbourne amid raging bushfires are now ‘trapped’ after locals warned earlier that staying would be ‘suicide’.
Hundreds of blazes are burning across Australia, which is experiencing a devastating summer bushfire season fuelled by a prolonged drought and climate change.
Hundreds of thousands were told to evacuate Victoria state’s popular East Gippsland region on Sunday amid fears soaring temperatures and gusting winds would stoke three large blazes, cutting off the last major road still open.
Emergencies chief Andrew Crisp told residents and holidaymakers to leave by 9am Monday or risk getting stranded, before giving an update later in the day saying it is now ‘too late’ to get out safely.
His agency has also warned it is ‘not possible’ to provide aid to all visitors.
Meanwhile, residents in northern Melbourne were told to ‘act immediately to survive’ as out-of-control wildfires bore down on the suburb of Bundoora. Daily Mail
Ex-IDF intel chief: Now that US engaged Iran, Israel must be careful
Destroyed headquarters of Kataib Hezbollah militia group are seen after in an air strike in Qaim, Iraq, December 30, 2019 (photo credit: REUTERS/STRINGER)
Following Sunday’s US airstrikes on Iranian-affiliated militias in Iraq, Israel must now be more careful about its own airstrikes in Iraq, former IDF intelligence chief Amos Yadlin tweeted on Monday.
Yadlin said that the US decision to directly engage Iran and its proxies with kinetic force was "the crossing of a rubicon" in which the US set down a red-line for Iran that it will respond with military force if the Islamic republic kills Americans.
This past weekend a missile attack from an Iran-affiliated militia killed a US contractor and wounded US soldiers at a base in Iraq.
"Don’t Touch Kids You Pervert!": Biden Middle School Gymnasium Rally Melts Down Into Chaos
by Tyler Durden
Mon, 12/30/2019 – 07:34
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A Joe Biden event on Sunday at a New Hampshire Middle School gymnasium was interrupted by two protesters, who assailed ‘quid pro Joe’ with accusations of being a ‘pervert’ and making money in Ukraine.
"You’ve touched kids on video, andwomen," shouted one man, adding "We don’t need another old white man running for president – time to have a minority candidate," to which Biden – who likely didn’t hear the guy, said "I agree with ya man. I agree. Nice talkin’ with you."
"You don’t touch kids ever again, the man continued. "Don’t touch kids, you pervert!" he continued, to which Biden shook his head.
"Look it up," the man told the gasping crowd. "Don’t lie to them, ‘creepy uncle biden,’ look it up!"
The man was led out to a smattering of half-hearted applause from the less than energized crowd.
At another point, another man in the back shouts at Biden, "Excuse me mister Biden. How much money did you make in Ukraine?" to which (after an angry New Hampshire Democrat shouted to the protester "Is that all you got pal?") Biden shot back "Wait, wait, wait, wait wait. I released 21 years of my tax returns. Your guy hasn’t released one, what’s he hiding?"
Expert warns Earth’s magnetic field will collapse
Dec 30, 2019 | 0 |
(OPINION) IBT – A science writer warned that the Earth’s magnetic field has been drastically weakening over the past hundreds of years. If this continues, the magnetic field could end up collapsing completely. The magnetic field is a protective layer around Earth that shields the planet from radiation and highly-charged particles emitted by the Sun. Recent reports from NASA confirmed that the magnetic field’s current state has been decreasing for the past centuries.
In a forum on Quora, science fiction writer and journalist C Stuart Hardwick revealed that satellite data, such as those collected by the European Space Agency’s SWARM mission, revealed that the magnetic field has been weakening for about 5 percent each century. He noted that currently, the strength of the magnetic field is at 29.5 microteslas, which is 14 percent weaker than its previous state three centuries ago. According to Hardwick, the SWARM satellites detected increased deterioration within regions of the magnetic field over North America. He said these regions weakened by about 3.5 percent over the span of just three years. In some areas, however, the magnetic field displayed improved and more stable states.
December 29, 2019 by Michael Snyder
The events of the past couple of days should be a major wake up call for all of us. The number of mass shootings in the United States hit a record high in 2019 as the thin veneer of civilization that we all take for granted on a daily basis continues to disappear. And these mass shooters seem particularly attracted to soft targets such as schools and churches. When I was growing up, I never even imagined that a gunman might storm into my school or church and start shooting. And as far as I knew, neither my school nor my church had any sort of armed security. But now if you are attending a church or sending your kids to a school that does not have armed security, you are literally gambling with the lives of your family members. The world that we live in has dramatically changed, and if we choose to ignore the harsh realities that now confront us, we do so at our own peril. (Read More…)
F-15 Strike Eagles hit five targets associated with Kataib Hezbollah, the Iranian-sponsored Shiite militia group, said Defense Secretary Mark Esper. The fighter jets struck at three targets in Western Iraq and two in Eastern Syria that were either command and control facilities or weapons caches for Kata’ib Hezbollah ‘The Department of Defense took offensive actions in defense of our personnel interests in Iraq’, Esper said during a press conference at Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Florida. CNN was reporting that at least 19 people were killed in the air strikes. Kataib Hezbollah is a group under the Popular Mobilization Units.
December 29, 2019
‘Get out now!’ – More than 30 000 people forced to evacuate East Gippsland due to extreme fire danger, Australia
Posted by Teo Blašković on December 29, 2019 at 13:22 UTC (4 hours ago)
Categories: Featured articles, Heat wave, Severe weather, Wildfires
Authorities of the Australian state of Victoria have ordered more than 30 000 residents and tourists in East Gippsland to leave the region immediately as bushfires have reached an extreme danger level. Dangerous fire conditions are expected across the state today and tomorrow, BOM said, with very hot temperatures in the forecast followed by strong and gusty NW’ly winds expected to develop on Monday afternoon (LT), December 30. A severe weather warning has been issued.
The evacuation order was issued on Sunday, December 29, 2019, by Emergency Management Commissioner Andrew Crisp.
Delhi faces second-coldest December for over a CENTURY: India gripped by ‘bone-chilling’ weather
A wave of unusually cold weather is sweeping across large swathes of India, from remote Kashmir to Delhi, forcing people to seek shelter and light bonfires on the streets. Delhi has been hit with what local media described as ‘bone-chilling days’ this week. In the early hours of Friday, the temperature dropped to almost four degrees Celsius (39.2 degrees Fahrenheit). This December is now on course to become the second coldest in terms of daytime temperatures the capital has seen since 1901, with December 1997 holding the top spot. RT