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Fox News: “When enrolling your children in preschool, a curriculum check will now be mandatory.

“There was once a time when it was unthinkable to even mention the topic of homosexuality in a school setting,” said one pro-family activist.

A new web series called “Queer Kids Stuff” aimed at preschoolers (yes, you read that right) is now attempting to teach those barely out of diapers what the phrases “gay,” “bisexual,” and “transgender” mean.

In the opening minutes of the first show, the host tells a teddy bear, as well as innocent viewers, that “gay means love.”

Opinion: What will the high school class of 2030 be like? Will they know that a man who was president when they were barely out of diapers is responsible for their confusion as to which gender they are?

Will they be told that the same president claimed to be a Christian?

“If anyone causes one of these little ones–those who believe in me–to stumble, it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.” Matthew 18:6

I wonder if the disciples were surprised by Jesus’ warning. In those days children had no rights according to the Law, and yet Jesus stood a child in their midst.

The stern warning was about children who believed in Him, reminding us that God’s word is  deep enough for a whale to swim in, and shallow enough for a child to wade in.

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USA Today: “Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Thursday that the military will no longer discriminate against transgender troops, knocking down one of the last barriers to service based on sex.

The move, nearly a year in the making, came despite last-minute concerns were raised by top brass about how to deal with the medical, housing and uniform issues for troops who are transitioning to the other sex.

There are between 1,320 and 6,630 transgender troops in the active-duty force of 1.3 million, according to Agnes Schaefer, the lead author of a RAND Corp. study commissioned by the Pentagon on the issue. Of those troops, RAND estimates that between 30 and 140 would seek hormone treatment, and 25 to 130 would seek surgery. The estimated annual price tag: $2.4 million to $8.4 million, per year.”

OpinionAnd as it was in the days of Noah, so it will be also in the days of the Son of Man: They ate, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all (Luke 17:26–27).

A 1985 commercial “The Marines Are Looking For A Few Good Men” just came to mind. But the 2008 “Be All You Can be” Army slogan was by far the most effective recruiting tool and one that could fit today, especially since the army will no doubt pay all costs associated with transitioning.

“Likewise as it was also in the days of Lot: They ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built; but on the day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all. Even so will it be in the day when the Son of Man is revealed.” Luke 17:28-30

According to James Ussher (1581-1656), the famous and respected Archbishop of Ireland in the seventeenth century, the world was created in 4004 BC.

Noah’s flood was calculated  to be approx. 1600 years later, and Abraham and Lot were on earth approx. 350 years after that.

Luke’s message then, covers a span of 4000 years to the birth of Jesus in 4 BC.

So here we are 2000 years later, and on the edge of the Millennial reign of Christ, which when completed will add up to 7000 years. God’s perfect number for completion.

Like the days of Noah and Lot, the people today are unconcerned about the depravity going on all around them and mock the judgment that is sure to follow.

Perhaps, “Be Anything You Want To Be” might fit the new Army even better.

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Jun 302016
 

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Arutz Sheva: A teenage girl was murdered Thursday morning in Kiryat Arba when a terrorist broke into her home and stabbed her dozens of times as she lay in bed. A second victim, a member of the town’s civilian security team who responded to the terror attack, has been seriously wounded.

Officials reported that the terrorist broke into a home and repeatedly stabbed a 13-year old girl in her bedroom. When the town’s security team was called to respond to the attack, the terrorist assaulted a member of the local security squad. The terrorist was then shot and killed by the first responders.

The female victim, Hallel-Yaffa Ariel, was unconscious and had no pulse when emergency responders arrived to provide first aid, and was evacuated to Shaarei Tzedek hospital in Jerusalem. Doctors attempted to resuscitate Ariel, but were ultimately forced to declare her death.”

Opinion: The terrorist was 17 years old.

“Woe to those who devise iniquity, And work out evil on their beds! At morning light they practice it, Because it is in the power of their hand” Micah 4:1.

The nations will blame Israel. They will say that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government is  leading the country in the wrong direction.

They will say that the expansion of settlements is causing the terrorists to act violently.

As much as I would love to find a verse that says that these types of atrocities would soon end, I cannot. Edom, the main source of the evil, can only be dealt with by Christ Himself, Isaiah 63:1-3.

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Jun 282016
 
IAF Brig.-Gen. Zvika Haimovich: 'In future war, Israel will be hit with biggest rocket salvos seen yet'

JPost: “It’s not a nightmare, it’s a very realistic scenario, hostile entities will seek to overwhelm air defenses with heavy salvos, Haimovich said. “In the future, we will meet and engage much bigger salvos,” he said. They will come from multiple directions, and a “regional war” is a more realistic scenario than a single-front escalation.

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Jun 282016
 
Greenspan Warns A Crisis Is Imminent, Urges A Return To The Gold Standard

Zero Hedge: “On Friday afternoon, after the shocking Brexit referendum, while being interviewed by CNBC Alan Greenspan stunned his hosts when he said that things are about as bad as he has ever seen. “This is the worst period I recall since I’ve been in public service. There’s nothing like it, including the crisis —

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Jun 272016
 
European SUPERSTATE to be unveiled: EU nations 'to be morphed into one' post-Brexit

Express UK: “The foreign ministers of France and Germany are due to reveal a blueprint to effectively do away with individual member states in what is being described as an “ultimatum”. Under the radical proposals EU countries will lose the right to have their own army, criminal law, taxation system or central bank, with all

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Jun 272016
 
Israel and Turkey: Walking on eggshells

JPost: “Ankara’s ties with Europe are also strained because of the massive migration of Middle Easterners and Asians to the European Union via Turkey and the fact that the country is unlikely to gain EU membership any time soon. In addition, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s increasing authoritarianism and crackdown on the domestic media and critics

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