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Posted 6/21/17 at 6:53 AM | Michael Bresciani

Love, Not Hate, is the Reason We Resist LGBT Tyranny

Being labeled and dismissed as a “homophobe” may be all it takes for some to turn their back on the biblical message about homosexuality and other immorality. But true disciples and conservative Bible believers will go to the end of time without yielding one iota for today’s social engineering plotters who have decided that anything goes should be legalized, streamlined and put up in our faces.

If we try to explain the difference between pre, mid and post exilic prophecies of ancient Israel, or if we try to elucidate the powerful differences between Messianic and pre-millennial prophecies having to do with Christ, some will understand – most will not.

We have to treat society like a child in order to provoke a ripple of recognition among them – only the most general prophecies can hope to speak to the subject of the promised last days plunge into worldwide immorality and reprobation. FULL POST

Posted 6/12/17 at 6:08 PM | Michael Bresciani

Is God Calling America – The Last Revival

Some would argue that revival is for the church and renewal is for the nation, semantics notwithstanding, it is clear that a new strong message is being issued across our nation for a return to our foundations, and the faith of our fathers.

It is being issued through the preachers, messengers, writers and musicians with a renewed fervor, boldness and a sense of purpose not seen in this last generation. It is the very fulfillment of God’s promise to pour himself out just before he intervenes once again in the affairs of men.

It is a guarantee given to all messengers many years before these days.

“Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets. The lion hath roared, who will not fear? the Lord GOD hath spoken, who can but prophesy?” (Amos 3: 7-8)

It is a call to all people to be issued in the very last days.

“And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions: And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit.” (Joel 2: 28-29) FULL POST

Posted 5/31/17 at 10:53 AM | George Smith

Should Other Countries Get Involved In Disputes Between China and Japan?

japan china island dispute

In the middle of this month, the leaders of Japan and China came together for talks of provocations by North Korea and the future bilateral cooperation. Reaching common ground is more important than ever, as both countries have big stakes in one another.

In fact, China is Japan’s biggest trading partner and accounts for the majority of its foreign visitors. On the other hand, Japan offers a major source of foreign investment for China. These ties have become strained by many issues, most notably a territory dispute over a chain of uninhabited islands. Located in the East China Sea, the Senkaku islands in Japan and the Diaoyu islands in the China make up eight islands devoid of all inhabitants. While they may seem insignificant, these islands are strategically located near trade routes, fishing grounds and oil and gas reserves. They remain at the center of the dispute that has continued for many years.

Japan claims that the islands were first incorporated into their territory in 1895, after having carefully ascertained that there had been no trace of control over the Senkaku Islands by another state prior to that period. After being renounced and taken under U.S. ownership after WWII, the territory was returned to the Japanese. The Japanese government points out that China did not contest their ownership until the discovery of oil reserves in the area. However, China maintains that the territory has been under their control since ancient times. Overseen by Taiwan, China argues that the islands should have been properly returned to them in the WWII agreement. FULL POST

Posted 5/29/17 at 12:28 PM | Carrie Stoelting

Honor Heroes and Gold Star Families

Reminder: It's Memorial Day, which means we remember the fallen heroes of our great land. On Memorial Day, it's not too late to take time to reflect and honor those gave their lives so that we may live and live in freedom.

We're speechless. It's so powerful no one can fully grasp what that really means. We enjoy freedom because they shed their blood for us.
When we share on media to help veterans and their families, we always try to share the powerful quote from John 15:13 which says, "Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends."

On another note, many of our heroes exemplify the trait of being humble: They don't think they deserve a lot of attention. Yet this only verifies that they deserve the attention. Many living heroes state simply that the ones who didn't come back are the real heroes. We agree, but with one revision: The ones who came back are heroes, too. We believe that their fallen comrades would want them to be thanked, too.

Remember the fallen heroes and the heroic families who also incalculably sacrificed. To our Gold Star families, we have a message from our hearts: We honor your fallen heroes and we honor you, our Gold Star families, this Memorial Day. We do not forget what your son, daughter, mom, dad, grandpa, grandma, uncle, aunt, brother, and sister did. No words express how we feel. We honor your loved ones who gave all, and we honor you, too, because you still feel the pain of the sacrifice. You are loved. Your fallen heroes are not forgotten. We honor them today. May our Lord Jesus give you comfort, love, and hope on this day. FULL POST

Posted 5/23/17 at 6:49 AM | Michael Bresciani

New Orleans Mayor Wins the Great Statues War of 2017 – Loses the Battle against Violent Crime

With a long heritage of Spanish, French and other influences New Orleans has a unique place in the history of the nation. With streets named Tchoupitoulas, Melpomene and Terpsichore, foods like the Po-Boy, muffulettas and café – ole and beignet’s, who would doubt that you are in an unusual city when you set foot in the famed - “Crescent City”

On May 19, 2017 Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu was giving speeches which declared that statues of Gen. Beauregard and Gen Robert E. Lee were nothing but a “nuisance” and by removing them New Orleans would then come into the great twenty first century cities which are now more diverse and friendly to all. As he spoke, in another part of the city a crowd of 400 people stood by and watched the 8,000 pound statue of Lee, which stood in in the city’s “Lee Circle” for 133 years, being hoisted up hauled away like so much junkyard refuse. FULL POST

Posted 5/22/17 at 3:05 PM | Mark Ellis

Iraq: Top cleric says Christians must convert to Islam, be killed, or pay tax

Sheikh Alaa Al-Mousawi

By Mark Ellis

One of Iraq’s most senior government Shia clerics mimicked the hateful rhetoric of ISIS by declaring in a recent sermon that Christian “infidels” must convert to Islam, be killed, or pay a tax known as jizya.

Sheikh Alaa Al-Mousawi, the head of Iraq’s Shia endowment, made the remarks in southern Iraq, captured in a YouTube video published May 17th.

In response, almost 200 Iraqi Christian families filed a lawsuit against the Sheikh, charging that he is fomenting sectarian violence against Christians in a manner reminiscent of the extremist group ISIS, according to the Middle East Monitor (MEM).

The irony is that Iraq is a key ally in the fight against ISIS, but Iran’s growing influence in the country does not bode well for Christians.

Al-Mousawi is in charge of the government body that maintains Iraq’s Shia holy sites, including mosques and schools.

He described Christians as “infidels and polytheists” and stressed the need for “jihad” against them. He has also said that “Jews and Christians” must be fought and killed if they do not accept Islam, with the same fate awaiting Zoroastrians as well as Sabians, another Iraqi religious community, according to MEM. FULL POST

Posted 5/22/17 at 2:58 PM | Mark Ellis

Iraq: Missionary dodged gunfire to rescue girl trapped in rubble

David Eubank

By Mark Ellis

An American missionary braved ISIS gunfire to rescue a teenage girl trapped for three days under the rubble of her home in war-torn Mosul.

David Eubank, the founder of Free Burma Rangers (FBR), helped lead the daring rescue effort, which was captured in a video uploaded to YouTube on May 15th.

Eubank, a former U.S. Army Special Forces and Ranger officer, leads FBR, which helps oppressed ethnic minorities in Burma, Kurdistan and Sudan.

In 2015, FBR began missions to northern Iraq, sharing the love of Jesus, providing medical training on the front lines, doing children’s programs in the IDP camps –helping Kurds and Yazidis oppressed by ISIS.

In this rescue mission, 17-year-old Rahab was trapped under fallen concrete for three days, her leg crushed and life ebbing away due to blood loss and starvation.

On the video, gunfire can be heard as Eubank and his team move near her home, in an area controlled by ISIS.

A bomb blast apparently caused Rahab’s home to collapse, trapping her under large blocks of concrete. FULL POST

Posted 5/11/17 at 6:41 PM | Mark Ellis

Unusual stars align for Trump to make peace in Middle East

Trump and Netanyahu

By Mark Ellis

It has been the most difficult challenge of the modern era in American foreign policy, one that has stymied the most seasoned and experienced statesman – how to bring peace between Israel and the Palestinians.

Now a real estate developer with scant foreign policy credentials may fall into an unusual opening to pull off the deal of the century, dwarfing in importance the skyscrapers bearing his name in Manhattan.

Trump is making preparations for his first trip abroad, where he will visit Saudi Arabia, Israel, and the Vatican – all vital repositories for three world religions. Will a peace deal be in the works during his visits?

“The opportunity arises because of the rapid emergence of an unusual strategic alignment,” writes Gerald F. Seib in the Wall Street Journal. Seib points to the fact that Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Israel “are strategically in sync with one another – and, simultaneously, on good terms with the new American administration.” FULL POST

Posted 4/26/17 at 7:19 PM | Mark Ellis

Why does Verizon call Israel ‘Palestine?’

By Mark Ellis

When American Mark Rosenblatt traveled to Israel and touched down at Ben Gurion Airport on April 5th, he turned on his cell phone and got a big surprise.

Rosenblatt received a text message from his cell phone carrier, Verizon, reading, “Welcome to Palestine,” according to Jewish News Service (JNS).

“I did a double take,” Rosenblatt told JNS. He traveled to Israel to visit his daughter, studying for her master’s degree at Bar-Ilan University.

“I was shocked that an American company was falling into some BDS rhetoric,” Rosenblatt, a high-tech consultant from New York, told JNS.

BDS stands for “Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions,” a global campaign to pressure Israel to end their “occupation and colonization of Palestinian land and the Golan Heights, full equality for Arab-Palestinian citizens of Israel, and acknowledgement of the right of return of Palestinian refugees.” FULL POST

Posted 4/24/17 at 8:03 PM | Carrie Stoelting

One Nation Under God: Removing Rumors Spread by Anti-Christian Agendas

National Reality Check: In the Pledge of Allegiance, we humbly state that we are "one nation under God". Think about the importance of that statement: We acknowledge that our rights come from the Lord --not from man.

The historical facts (as in this month's feature article) prove that the United States was created as a Christian nation. This meant that the USA folded her hands before God and then opened her arms to all people equally. Further, being a Christian nation meant that the United States could offer opportunities for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for all.

While we're on the topic, allow us to kill a rumor purported by anti-Christian agendas: Being a Christian nation does not mean that the nation desires to force people to convert to Christianity. Rather, it means that the nation is founded on Judeo-Christian beliefs which allow freedom and justice for all. Being a true Christian can never be forced. Becoming a Christian involves each person individually making a decision of his or her own free will: Everyone must choose to accept or reject the gift of salvation through Christ Jesus our Lord.

To be a Christian nation is a very, very good thing for all. (And that's putting it mildly.) Psalm 33:12 declares, "Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, the people whom he has chosen as his heritage!" Alongside this fact, historian David Barton effectively said, "Without a public and official recognition of God, there is no hope of limited government, for rights come only from God... If rights come from God, then we can require man to protect those rights - as we did in the Declaration, Constitution, and Bill of Rights." (This month, we feel excited to share an article by David Barton of Wallbuilders: "One Nation Under God." Take a few minutes to read it and focus on the powerful quotes shared by our Founding Fathers.) Click here to read it: http://www.unitetheusa.org/id164.html FULL POST

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