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Posted 2/14/17 at 11:40 AM | Michael Bresciani

Trump’s Ban and Academia’s World Class Hypocrisy

It is difficult to decide exactly what kind of humor Jesse Watters produces in his Fox News feature called Watters’ World. It is a show that seems like an admixture of Dumb and Dumber and SNL with random real life players.

On Saturday February 11, 2017 Watters interviews New York City students at a protest the results are stunning.

Starting with one female student who declared that Iran is not a terrorist country and after Watters told her that it is the number one sponsor of terrorism in the world she stood dumbfounded and speechless.

Next, were the students who were asked to name the countries that were targeted by Trump’s travel ban. Of the three that were asked two could name a few countries some could not name one.

The snowflakes are melting in the heat of reality.

Next, on the Watters’ show was a Tweet that said, “I apologize for my generation.” FULL POST

Posted 2/12/17 at 5:36 PM | Greg Gordon

David Ravenhill: An underground Church in North America?

David Ravenhill, son of the famous "Leonard Ravenhill"

Will strong persecution come to North America in our lifetime? Seasoned preacher, Christian author David Ravenhill believes it will.

He states that in his lifetime we could see the “underground Church” start in North America because of persecution.

Currently around the world persecution against believers in Jesus Christ is on the rise. Many Churches theology leave out the possibility of persecution, because in their lifetimes they did not have any.

The Gospels are clear that coming persecution world-wide will happen before Jesus comes a second time:

“Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me. At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come (Matthew 24:9-14 NIV). FULL POST

Posted 2/11/17 at 2:17 PM | Michael Bresciani

Misuse of Science and Social Pressure Pushing America into “Strong Delusion”

“And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie.” (2Th 2: 11)

This warning and promise of scripture is given to those who live in the days just prior to the return of the Lord Jesus Christ. It, along with many other passages speak to a time when “knowledge will be increased” (Dan 12: 4), but spiritual blindness will also be at a peak. The world will be as spiritually dumbed down as it will ever get.

God does not willfully trap people in this delusion, but because they want to live outside of his will, he lets them pursue it to the point of reprobation. (Ro 1: 28) Reprobation is a ticket to the interventional judgment of the Living God. It is to be – judged already!

The crowd that falls into this category has two things in common. The first is that they are the largest group on the planet earth and second, they are perfectly sure they are on the correct path. FULL POST

Posted 2/7/17 at 1:35 PM | Michael Bresciani

Is America Seeking the Economic High Ground from the Moral Low Ground?

Watching the defeated Democrats battling President Trump on every level is disconcerting for those who mandated his leadership. It is mostly a fanciful delay and in time it will shrink back so America can get on with the business of being America.

No one would dare say the Democrats are not willing to show up to make war, but as reflected in the eight years of the Obama administration, they seem to have trouble identifying the real enemy. They choose the wrong battles and at times the wrong war.

Let’s put away the notion that President Trump has broken to pieces the nation’s long heritage of helping and receiving refugees to our shores. He has put a temporary ban in place until a better means of vetting dangerous radicals from slipping into our nation can be devised. This is a case of no more and no less – it is now time to move on.

As for his unfolding cabinet picks and choices for the Supreme Court of the United States suffice it to say that America has scored. The choice of Neil Gorsuch to fill the vacant seat of the late Antonin Scalia was called “a home run” by Mr. Trump’s former opponent, Sen. Ted Cruz. FULL POST

Posted 2/2/17 at 1:32 PM | Karen Kramer

Her Name Was America

Her long black hair and strikingly luminous dark eyes were a contrast to her delicate Indian accent.

Standing before a hundred teens at the leadership camp, she introduced herself,

“Hello, my name is America.”

None of us would ever forget her name, or how her sweet accent slightly altered its pronunciation. She was a first-generation American citizen, and her parents had named her for the freedom and opportunity America offered.

I was in that crowd of teens—where we’d come to learn how to help our schools be places of learning, compassion, and purpose.

We were divided up, and America wasn’t in my group, but I observed her animated energy as she bounded between activities. I had one occasion to stand next to her—as we waited in the dinner line.

We talked about camp, our schools, and the anxious sense that being a high school junior brought. For America, I could tell it meant high expectations. Her parents owned a dry-cleaning store. FULL POST

Posted 2/1/17 at 6:41 PM | Mark Ellis

ISIS guard watched women given away as sex slaves until he couldn’t take it anymore

Female captives of ISIS

By Mark Ellis

After ISIS captured his city in Syria, one man thought life would be good, living in their self-proclaimed caliphate. But when he witnessed the mistreatment of female captives as sex slaves, he became disillusioned and fled.

“When they (ISIS) first came, things were very good,” Nizar* told the International Center for the Study of Violent Extremism. “It really felt like Islam. We started going to the mosque. A sheikh would give lessons in the Qur’an.”

The sheikh taught him ISIS was in the right and there would be no injustice. Nizar and his wife thought they could go on with normal life.

He became a guard at the detention center for the “hisbah,” or religious police. Every day as many as 100 men were brought in for various infractions of sharia law, such as smoking or having a wife that lacked the proper covering. FULL POST

Posted 1/31/17 at 12:38 PM | Michael Bresciani

Hollywood: You act like America - but you are not America!

Ashton Kutcher called out President Trump at the recent SAG Awards like the President was a child rebelling against those sage and privileged few we refer to as celebrities who really think they know what is best for America.

After years of portraying America’s teenagers as moronic sex crazed imbeciles on ‘That 70s Show’ Kutcher has ridden the fame train right into the land of superior wisdom and now he knows with unwavering certainty that the travel ban imposed by the President is wrong.

Kutcher insists that those being blocked are as he declares, “Welcome in my America.”

Yes Ashton, immigrants are indeed part of the fabric of America, but we are and have been a nation with them and without them. Today some of them come to our shores from other nations with ideologies, plans and schemes to express their views at the expense of our peace, our culture and our lives.

These are not the days of Ellis Island; they are days of danger, These days call for a different kind of diligence, discernment and duty to our native land – like most of Hollywood you don’t seem to know that. FULL POST

Posted 1/30/17 at 10:57 AM | Christian Post Guest Voices

A Civilized Nation Does Not Kill Babies

What a sight!

Over 25 times from the top of Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., I have seen a sea of people marching to proclaim the dignity of unborn human life, and how death-dealing abortion sends the unholy message that some human beings are disposable.

And the latest March for Life (Jan. 27) was equally inspiring. It’s always a moral and spiritual shot-in-the-arm for me.

But good as they are, the Washington “March for Life,” the “Walk for Life West Coast,” the “Midwest March for Life” (Feb. 4), and dozens of similar events at state capitols throughout the U.S., they simply are not enough.

While significant progress has been made to lessen the number of abortions, nonetheless, according to the National Right to Life Committee over 1 million unborn brothers and sisters are brutally dismembered by abortion each year.

And according to the World Health Organization over 55 million unborn babies worldwide are aborted every year. FULL POST

Posted 1/27/17 at 2:10 PM | Mark Ellis

Provocative prophet’s 2007 prediction of Trump presidency included two terms, creating ‘walls of protection’

Kim Clement

By Mark Ellis

Controversial singing prophet Kim Clement had his share of admirers and detractors and he admitted publicly he sometimes got it wrong. Ironically and sadly, Clement passed to his reward a few days after Donald Trump’s election as president.

In two separate appearances in 2007 – long before anyone could have imagined a Trump presidency — Clement uttered a striking prophecy about the New York billionaire.

“’Trump shall become a trumpet,’ says the Lord,” Clement exclaimed at Bethel Church in Redding, California on November 4, 2007. “’I will raise up the Trump to become a trumpet and Bill Gates to open up the gate of a financial realm for the church,’ says the Lord.”

He affirmed God’s protection, mirrored by the future president’s national security preoccupation related to attacks by radical Islamic terrorists. “For God said, 'I will not forget 9/11. I will not forget what took place that day, and I will not forget the gatekeeper who watched over New York, who will once again stand and watch over the nation,' says the Spirit of God." FULL POST

Posted 1/23/17 at 5:04 PM | Mark Ellis

Melania Trump wept at singing of “How Great Thou Art” by blind, disabled girl

Melania Trump wipes away tears during hymn

By Mark Ellis

During the Inaugural Prayer Service held at the National Cathedral on Saturday, President Donald Trump and the First Lady sat in the front row as a blind, 20-year-old woman with cerebral palsy was led out in front of them to sing.

Marlana VanHoose sang the traditional hymn “How Great Thou Art” before hundreds of worshippers, including the Vice President and his wife, many from the new Cabinet; and Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy.

The First Lady wiped away tears from her eyes several times and stood to her feet to lead a standing ovation when VanHoose finished her touching rendition, according to Breitbart News.

The president’s son, Donald Trump, Jr., tweeted a video of VanHoose’s performance, indicating he was also deeply impacted, stating: “One of the most incredible and moving performances I’ve seen from yesterday’s #NationalPrayerService.” FULL POST

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