Vol: 164 Issue: 23 - Saturday, May 23, 2015
Memorial Day is a celebration of freedom and those that defend it. We celebrate with heavy overdoses of all things American, fireworks, hot dogs, BBQs, picnics, baseball games and so on.
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Peaceful Meddling With Israel
May 22, 2015 - Israel - Middle East
Did he or didn't he say it? There's been a media kerfuffle about what Pope Francis did or didn't say about Mahmoud Abbas. Did the pope really call him an angel of peace or did he admonish him to be the angel of peace? Or was it both?
May 21, 2015 - In Defense of the Faith
I was raised a Presbyterian, Christened in 1957 as a 5th grader in High Point, North Carolina. Maybe it was because I was little, but the High Point First Presbyterian Church seemed huge and beautiful. I loved Sunday school but hated going to church and listen to the preacher talk about a lot of stuff that I didn’t understand and had no interest in understanding.
May 19, 2015 - Prophecy - Signs
Today’s scratch-your-head scripture: Revelation 13:15, which declares that the second beast will have, “power to give life unto the image of the beast” to both speak AND cause to be killed all who refuse to worship said beast. Make an image come alive? What the heck does that mean? Maybe something a little like Juliano Pinto.
Where is the Promise of His Coming?
May 18, 2015 - In Defense of the Faith
“And now I have told you before it comes, that when it does come to pass, you may believe." John 14:29
Appeasing the Religion of Peace
May 15, 2015 - Terror - Islam
Whatever you do, do not insult the religion of peace or you will suffer the consequences. If its radical defenders don't try to kill you for the offense, the hand-wringing, Islamophobia watch people will track you down and chastise you back into your intolerant hating shell.
The Fear of Dying
May 14, 2015 - Witnessing Tools
In 1973 a book was authored and then published by Erica Jong, Fear of Flying and the attempts of a woman to handle her fears. It was a best seller, and apparently many suffer the same phobia.
May 13, 2015 - Witnessing Tools
“And the Lord rained upon Sodom and Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the Lord out of heaven. And he destroyed these cities, and all the country about, all the inhabitants of the cities, and all things that spring from the earth.” Genesis 19:24-15
The Pluck Paradigm
May 12, 2015 - In Defense of the Faith
A quick check of Amazon returns just shy of 10,000 books on “knowing God’s will”. Swindoll’s says it’s not predetermined, but “the journey itself” Warren’s says for Christians, everything "just falls into place". McArthur’s advises Bible study, prayer, and counsel. I’m not weighing in except to say they missed a big one, the Pluck Paradigm. And I’m living proof.
May 11, 2015 - Prophecy - Signs
"Some men aren't looking for anything logical. They can't be bought, bullied, reasoned, or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn." – Alfred Pennyworth, “The Dark Knight”
The New Christian Zionists?
May 08, 2015 - Prophecy - Signs
Is it time for the Old Christian Zionists to gracefully step aside and make way for the more biblically, better politically driven New Christian Zionists?
The Wild, Wild West
May 07, 2015 - Witnessing Tools
“Barring a miracle, the family that has existed since antiquity will likely crumble, presaging the fall of Western civilization itself. This is a time for concerted prayer, divine wisdom and greater courage than we have ever been called upon to exercise.” ~ Dr. James Dobson
Where is Your Allegiance My Bride?
May 06, 2015 - Witnessing Tools
Are you willing to go into your prayer closets and comfort Me, or will you be with the rest: shopping, selling, celebrating, when it all comes down” Where will you be? Will you be in the ark or at the high places paying tribute to the world?
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Thomas Friedman, our sole journalist on the list, earned a front-row seat when he was the first to interview US President Barack Obama after the interim agreement with Iran was announced.
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Saudi king vows to punish those behind Friday suicide attack in kingdom
"Any participant, planner, supporter or sympathizer with this heinous crime will be held accountable, tried and will receive the punishment he deserves," vows king.
Foreign affairs: Syria’s Solomonic justice
Next month, Bashar Assad will mark 15 years to coming to power and while he is still hanging on in parts of the country, his father’s estate has been irreversibly split.
Iran's oil minister says OPEC unlikely to change output ceiling
A June 5 meeting in Vienna is likely to hear renewed demands from for reduction in amount of oil pumped, yet even officials from countries which favor a curb see it as unlikely.
Gaddafi's home town falls to Islamic State in anarchic LibyaUpdated: 5/24/2015 8:55:47 AM
ISIS gains in Libya worry European governments and north African neighbors. Yet so far, Western countries bombing IS positions in Syria and Iraq, have steered clear of intervention in Libya.