Jul 312014
 

30KIDNAP-master675The New York Times BAMAKO, Mali — ‘The cash filled three suitcases: 5 million euros.

The German official charged with delivering this cargo arrived here aboard a nearly empty military plane and was whisked away to a secret meeting with the president of Mali, who had offered Europe a face-saving solution to a vexing problem.

Officially, Germany had budgeted the money as humanitarian aid for the poor, landlocked nation of Mali.

In truth, all sides understood that the cash was bound for an obscure group of Islamic extremists who were holding 32 European hostages, according to six senior diplomats directly involved in the exchange.”

Opinion: The extortion racket is kept quiet by the mainstream press. The Europeans know well that al Qaeda will show no mercy; we’ve all seen the images of the beheadings and crucifixions plastered all over the internet.

The going price for the release of a hostage averages $200,000.

Jesus preached “But when you hear of wars and commotions, do not be terrified; for these things must come to pass first, but the end will not come immediately” Luke 21:9.

Commotions are defined by excitement and confusion; a condition of civil unrest or insurrection. We hear about them every day.

A website called www.thereligionofpeace.com says there have been 23,512 deadly terror attacks (worldwide) since 9/11 that are classified as suicide attacks, dead bodies, and wounded.

There is no classification for kidnappings … yet.

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Jul 302014
 

Part-PAR-Par7940286-1-1-0World Net Daily: Patrick Sawyer, the infected man who boarded an international flight last week carrying the deadly Ebola virus and set off alarms about the disease escaping Africa, was not only an American citizen but was planning to come to the U.S. in August.

“Patrick was coming here,” his wife, Decontee, told the St. Paul, Minnesota, Pioneer Press. “What if he still wasn’t displaying symptoms yet and came?”

“He could have brought Ebola here,” she said. “Someone else could bring Ebola here.”

Opinion: Plagues leading to massive deaths define the Fourth Seal Judgment of Revelation 6:7-8 “Behold A Pale Horse.”

Let’s do some prophetic gymnastics:

Suppose, as I theorize in our book Antichrist: The Search For Amalek, the Rapture takes half of the 2 billion people that call themselves Christians. That leaves 6 billion people left on earth.

Revelation 6:8 indicates that the four Seal Judgments will take another 1/4 of the population, and Revelation 19:18 takes 1/3, which leaves approximately 3 billion people left on Earth.

How close are we?

Hosea 6:2 provides a general timeline with adjustments for calendar changes “After two days He will revive us: on the third day He will raise us up, that we may live in His sight.”

2 Peter 3:8 tells us “that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.” 

“The Hebrew calendar is thought to have lost a number of years, perhaps as many as 240, so this is only the year 5775.  Some say much of this “compression” of the calendar was done in the first century AD to make it look like Simon bar Kochba had fulfilled the Messianic prophecies rather than Jesus. Others say it’s because for the Jews time stood still while they were under judgment.

Regardless of the reason, if you assume the traditional date of 4004 BC for the creation and subtract that from the current Hebrew year 0f 5775, you get 1771 years since the First Coming.  Adding back the missing 240 years will bring you to 2011, which means we’re already past the 2000 year point and Daniel’s 70th Week hasn’t even begun yet.” (From Jack Kelley’s post in 2012 with my date adjustments added)

No man knows the day or the hour:

Most historians agree that Jesus’ death on a Roman cross happened between AD 29-32. Based on all the assumptions, the two days of Hosea will be fulfilled between the year 2011-32. The third day lines up with Jesus’ second coming and 1000-year reign on earth, when the Jews will live in His sight.

Whew!

 

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Jul 292014
 

The Daily Caller:

Here’s an actual, for-credit homework quiz in an undergraduate class called Psychology 1100 at Ohio State University:

Theo has an IQ of 100 and Aine has an IQ of 125. Which of the following  statements would you expect to be true?

•  Aine is an atheist, while Theo is a Christian.

 Aine earns less money than Theo.

•  Theo is more liberal than Aine.

•  Theo is an atheist, while Aine is a Christian.

The bolded statement, suggesting that atheists are — demonstrably and as a group — smarter than Christians, is the credited answer on the quiz.

Opinion: Who wooda thinked it?

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Jul 272014
 

Our post today reflects on why we are each individually responsible for our sinful actions. It’s true that our ‘default’ nature is a sin nature and the reason it’s so easy to think – and then act upon - wrong motives. God gave us free will and He won’t make us love Him, He won’t make us stop

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Jul 242014
 
Obama's Islamist Spring Leads to Christian Winter in the Middle East

Breitbart: “While the world’s attention is focused on Hamas’ targeting of Jewish civilians in Israel, Jews are not the only religious minority in the Middle East under fire. The Obama administration’s decisions to pull troops out of Iraq, support Islamists in Syria, back the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, protect the Iranian regime, and back terrorist

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Jul 232014
 
Why Jon Stewart can't say 'Israel' on The Daily Show

Business Insider: “Last week’s sketch was a satirical news segment in which Stewart pointed out the disproportionate amount of strength on Israel’s side against Gaza in the recent attacks, which has now claimed hundreds of lives. “Both sides are engaging in aerial bombardment, but one side appears to be bomb-better at it,” said Stewart. The

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Jul 202014
 
Sunday Post: The Gate to Prophecy

Dr. David Reagan is the host of Lamb & Lion’s weekly television program called “Christ in Prophecy.” This program is broadcast nationally on seven Christian networks which combined have access to 80 million homes in the US. And through DayStar, the program is available to every country in the world. The program deals with the

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