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Posted 9/29/17 at 8:30 PM | Michael Bresciani

Hugh Hefner, September 27, 2017: The Hef Is Gone Whatever Shall We Do?

YouTube Prophets

David Meade who created all the hype about the end of the world on September 23, of this year has now decided that the date will now be more likely on October 15th of 2017.

There is little reason to attack or even discuss the error this man has made; the real question is why anyone has believed him to begin with.

People with a totally secular world view don’t know any better and the Christians who took Meade seriously should have known better.

This is why no matter who is making thee prophecies, Pope or YouTube prophet, we who trust in the scriptures - will not bite.

Our Lord has made it quite clear – date setting is absolute folly and it is forbidden.

“But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.” (Mt 24: 36)

The worst part of chasing the latest date for the second coming of Christ is that each time it fails the unbelievers are emboldened and pushed further into their own pathway to perdition. It becomes fuel for scoffers and naysayers. The secularists mock and the world are laughing at the very message that could bring them to the doors of life. FULL POST

Posted 9/27/17 at 2:54 PM | Mark Ellis

Head of World Jewish Congress still hoping for two-state solution

Ronald Lauder

By Mark Ellis

With ominous clouds surrounding Israel that seem like they may portend a storm, at least one prominent Jewish leader continues to promote a peace deal with the Palestinians that would elevate them to statehood.

“I believe deep in my bones that a two-state solution is still within reach,” Ronald Lauder, the head of the World Jewish Congress told the Jewish Voice.

Lauder is the former U.S. Ambassador to Austria and the youngest son of Estee Lauder. He is also known for his philanthropy in the Jewish world.

He feels a sense of urgency about such a deal, which imagines an independent State of Palestine alongside the State of Israel, west of the Jordan River. “It remains a vital national interest, not just for Israel, but for the Jewish people more broadly. Given current demographic trends, inaction is simply not an option,” he said. FULL POST

Posted 9/27/17 at 7:32 AM | Marvin Thompson

What will it take for Trump Evangelicals to Become Appalled?

Speaking out on ESPN, an “appalled” Rex Ryan said “I am associated with [Trump] because I introduced him, I supported him.” But overcome by an overwhelming sense of buyer’s remorse, he said, “I never signed up for that.”

That being the very divisive, and racially tinged comments Trump made about the NFL and its players regarding athletes protesting while the National Anthem is being played. Trump could not help himself during a campaign stop in Alabama in support of a candidate to replace Jeff Sessions, when he blurted out that the NFL should fire those “S.O.Bs” (use your imagination for what that stands for). That seemed to have crossed a line because it is seen as an attack on the mothers of NFL players, as well.

Ryan, a former NFL coach who campaigned with and introduced Trump during the 2016 election season, said he does not want to be associated with Trump’s comment. He coached several NFL teams during his tenure and added that the men he worked with - the guys in the locker room, are not who Trump characterized them to be. He has had enough. Now he is doing all he can to extricate himself from the Trump universe. FULL POST

Posted 9/26/17 at 4:23 PM | Karen Farris

Truth versus the Tyrant

Apocalyptic weapons are in the hands of a treacherous man, Kim Jong Un. He needs to go. But let’s drop the truth bomb first.


Kim Jong Un is one of the youngest leaders in the world and the craziest.

What he lacks in age and experience he makes up in wealth. He has an estimated $5 billion stashed in foreign banks.

While over half of his nation languishes in poverty and malnourishment he orders $650 million in imported luxury goods each year.

This includes high-end alcohol, diamond-studded watches, and all the rich food he desires.

He also keeps a select group of leaders well fed and in luxury. It’s his insurance policy to maintain power of his wicked Kim dynasty—which is essentially a criminal nation that controls a large concentration camp of slave labor. FULL POST

Posted 9/12/17 at 12:56 PM | Karen Farris

Amazon the Retail Antichrist

This isn’t about an “evil” Amazon; it’s about Americans who love to shop. Amazon merely capitalized on our culture. The billion-dollar company gives us an immediate response to our wants.

For me, living 15 miles from a store makes Amazon an easy one stop shop. And I’ve got friends building successful careers at Amazon.

What’s not to like? Amazon dialed up American’s buying culture, and we answered. The dark side? For one thing, some of our local stores are fighting for their fiscal lives.

The old ways and the old days of shopping are changing. Progress is like that. What will we miss in the years ahead?

My first real job was in a retail store. I learned to handle the occasional rude customer. I learned how to be responsible for inventory and money, while multi-tasking as a clerk, janitor, and stocker of shelves. My .10 per hour raise was well-earned. FULL POST

Posted 9/9/17 at 10:11 PM | Michael Bresciani

Blood Moons, Eclipses, Disasters and September 23 – What do they all mean?

This year makes an even fifty years that I have been studying the subject of Biblical prophecy. I have watched as some of the best biblical expositors on this subject have arisen to help guide the believers and some of the worst as well.

It is with certainty I can say that most of the things in question here with the exception of the hype about September 23 and other astronomical occurrences are only what Jesus said they would be in Matthew’s gospel.

“All these are the beginning of sorrows.” (Mt 24: 8)

Disasters, famines, pestilence, earthquakes, wars and rumors of war are all part of legitimate warnings, but astronomical occurrences are a stretch into hyper-interpretation. FULL POST

Posted 9/1/17 at 6:33 PM | Michael Bresciani

Deep Perversions are Grieving the Spirit of God – What Might We Expect Next

This generation and specifically this nation has enjoyed God’s patience for the last forty or so years. No one with any knowledge of the scriptures and a personal faith in the Living God would dare to say that God is not grieved, or that he is not about to act.

The very first warning of the only unforgivable sin ever recorded in the Bible was preceded by the pronouncement of one of the worst perversions to emanate from the mind of man.

The Pharisees had just accused Jesus of casting out devils by the spirit of the prince of devils. While most people hone in on the Lord’s teaching about a house divided against itself; they rarely take into account the far more serious matter of blasphemy against the Holy Spirit.

By saying that Christ used Satan to exorcise demons was to imply that the Holy Spirit was the devil. This is such a perverted concept that Christ was forced to warn them of the unforgivable sin. FULL POST

Posted 8/30/17 at 8:15 PM | Carrie Stoelting

7 Truths and Tips to Make America Godly  and Great  Again

So, in case you haven't noticed, the coarsening of our culture has failed to improve life. (So-called modern morals only hearken to the forgotten, failed societies of centuries past.) The loving and protective commandments were given by God for a reason. (Major understatement.) Let's follow Him and not the cultural whim. Amen?

Even during horrendous tragedies and catastrophic events (i.e. in Texas), many Americans continue to share sarcastic memes and unkind comments which unveil ugly heart conditions. Oh, how it hurts our hearts to see! And can you imagine how it affects the heart of God?

Let's put it bluntly and Biblically: People desperately need Jesus. All of us. And we believers need to start sharing the Gospel more and more without feeling ashamed or like we need to make it hard. Here are 7 Truths and Tips to Make America Godly and Great Again:

Believe the Bible -Not the Media Bias. Often, certain media edit out Christian comments from inspirational news items. (We know it from experience: As authors and recording artists, we have been interviewed hundreds of times.) Just remember that God is still working. Mightily. And the Good News is spreading -whether in the news or not. Prayer is powerful. Christ remains King. Be encouraged! Many are serving Him with action. For example, we believe donating to Samaritans Purse is a wonderful way to partner with fellow Christians who are on-site helping Texas. (Go to https://www.samaritanspurse.org/disaster/hurricane-harvey/.) FULL POST

Posted 8/28/17 at 7:59 AM | Michael Bresciani

America: Where Guilt is an Industry and Whining has become an Art Form

“The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son: the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him.” (Eze 18: 20)

While I have several theological degrees I depend only on the basic instincts of my childhood to interpret this verse. In all of its lucid and obvious meaning it says only one thing.

Your sins are your sins, and my sins are my sins.

If you’re getting anything else from this passage you must be laboring under the PC cloud of vague subjectivism that cripples and troubles this present generation.

I never owned nor wanted to own a slave and my conscience is clear.

There remain some 1500 statues of confederate figures throughout the United States; I cannot trouble myself about any of them. They are historical markers of a troubled time, but they are not a call to bring the trouble back, that is the purpose of those involved in the great American guilt industry where polarizing people into various camps is a daily routine. The show of hostility and hatred in Charlottesville, Virginia - is proof of that. FULL POST

Posted 8/24/17 at 11:46 AM | Karen Farris

Failed Journalism

Back in college, I took journalism from a visiting Columbia University professor. He wore a perpetual frown and chain-smoked in class.

He had impossibly high expectations, making me wonder why I decided communications was a good career path. I cringed with every assignment I turned in.

Then he asked the class to report on a year-old regional protest that had resulted in numerous arrests.

Prior to the Google Age, research was conducted in a really old-fashioned way—the library.

After trudging off to search for newspaper articles regarding the event, I took copious notes and typed up my report.

A week later, as the class shared identical findings, the professor sat in a cloud of cigarette smoke, with brows deeply furrowed.

Then he stood and smirked with the kind of gotcha look that had me wondering what I’d missed. I’d used multiple references—so had everyone else. FULL POST

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