But here I wish to address those who feel great discomfort at the mention of certain events on the prophetic horizon. Things like global government and the accompanying dictatorship, famine, pestilences, wars, and financial insecurities or all-out ruin. The natural response to threats such as these would be fear, as we are all hard-wired to survive and give all we have for our lives. The Bible says that those who are on the earth at that season will literally experience their hearts failing out of fear of what is coming on the planet.
But the key word here is: natural response. As in, the "natural man", or unregenerate, or fleshly. To all those Christians who struggle with a fear response to any solid case presented for prophetic fulfillment, you need to know that while your response is natural and understandable, it is not biblical.
Can America be saved? Of course it can but can God forgive us for destroying nearly 60 million babies in the womb, allowing homosexuality to go on, to allow lawlessness to go on, to allow a evil man to further weaken our once great nation, etc.? No, I think the ship is sinking because of our ongoing sin, thumbing our noses at God, and allowing it to continue as if we are in control. Folks are looking at good as bad and bad as good.
But folks are out there who want to hear the truth about what is going on. That's where we come in; to tell them the truth. Most churches (not all but most) have not a clue as what to tell them because they are too busy taking care of their buildings, their weak watered-down sermons,their fine cars and homes, favorite church parking lots, and most of all—your money, and having their annual anniversaries. They're just as clueless as the ones that are wanting to know what is going on.
Can anyone say, "A return to the days of Noah?"
Here's something from the "Did you know that?" category. Did you know that abortions are apparently eligible for a tax deduction? That appears to be true, so says the IRS.
From the Washington Examiner, in a list of odd tax deductions:
Have an abortion, get a tax deduction! How strange that pro-abortion advocates aren't using this as a selling point.
There has also been a good amount of publicity over the last few months announcing the publication of Matthew's book, God and the Gay Christian: The Biblical Case in Support of Same-Sex Relationships, which, through no intentional planning on my part or my publisher's, is due to be released two weeks before my own book, Can You Be Gay and Christian? Responding With Love and Truth to Questions About Homosexuality. (I sincerely hope that readers of his book will take the time to read mine as well.)
But here is the disturbing news. The book is being published by Convergent Books, which is part of a publishing conglomerate that includes the much-respected evangelical publishing group WaterBrook Multnomah (also sharing some of the same staff). And the chief executive of the company, Stephen W. Cobb, is vigorously defending his choice to publish the book. In fact, he is making an extraordinary effort to publicize it and claiming that it is thoroughly evangelical.
Nearly three years after leaving Fox News, the controversial conservative radio host and media entrepreneur is ramping up a film division at Mercury Radio Arts, the parent company of his popular radio show and digital media operation TheBlaze. Beck, 50, tells THR he has been refurbishing The Studios at Las Colinas, a 72,000-square-foot facility in Irving, Texas, where such films as JFK and RoboCop and TV shows including Prison Break and Walker, Texas Ranger have been shot. "We're getting it ready for some big plans," he says of the property, which he purchased in June.
The report claimed authorities were demanding "ID and passport" for registration of "your Jewish religion, religious documents of family members, as well as documents establishing the rights to all real estate property that belongs to you, including vehicles."
And in the U.S., it appears the murder of three people near Kansas City and the rant that followed by the alleged attacker is just the latest in a surge of anti-Semitism.
Jews in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk where pro-Russian militants have taken over government buildings were told they have to "register" with the Ukrainians who are trying to make the city become part of Russia, according to Ukrainian and Israeli media.
Jews emerging from a synagogue say they were handed leaflets that ordered the city's Jews to provide a list of property they own and pay a registration fee "or else have their citizenship revoked, face deportation and see their assets confiscated," reported Ynet News, Israel's largest news website.
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As might be expected, numerous major media outlets jumped on the story. The Telegraph [London] ran a headline that stated: "Ancient Papyrus Could Be Evidence that Jesus Had a Wife." In reality, even if the fragment is authentic in terms of dating to ancient times, the fragment revealed nothing that would have jolted anyone familiar with the early centuries of Christianity. The fragment of papyrus contained only about 30 Coptic words in eight fragmentary lines of writing.
Rush Limbaugh suggests WWIII is beginning due to Putin's move into Ukraine . . .