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Today's  News  ~  October 31, 2014

Most of the news items below illustrate the challenges Christians will face in a world that's growing increasingly hostile to Biblical values. We hope the information will encourage you to stand firm in God's Truth -- no matter how great the pressure to compromise.

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"...be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth...." Ephesians 6:10-14 

"Please pray for God's embattled people - especially in Syria, Iraq, Israel and West Africa!

 

Spiritual Warfare.  A Parable: "The King’s focus moved from the enemy headquarters to the city nearby. Its people slept unconcerned, smug, and oblivious to the scheming, waiting legions. Tears stung the King’s eyes as he spoke to the city he loved. “If only you had listened,” he whispered softly. “If only you knew. But you ignored my warnings and went your own way. You followed your own foolish dreams—lies and deceptions that were more pleasant to your ears than my saving truth. My foolish people, open your eyes and see. I came to love and care for you, but you turned away. The thief came to steal, kill, and destroy, and you worship him. If you only knew where you are heading.” See Washington's Farewell Address

 

Moral Corruption.  A felony for a selfie? Teen sexts pose a paradox for police: "...a term we are hearing more often: teen sexting. If a teenager uses a smart phone to share nude or semi-nude pictures with friends, is it simply questionable behavior or is it a criminal act? ... The images themselves, they went from a fully nude picture, to partial nudity, to just what I would call inappropriate...

      "Last march, Deputy Sheriff Donald Lowe received a phone call from a concerned parent.... Sexually explicit photos of local teenaged girls, some only in middle school, had been posted to a public page on the Web site Instagram. And then the whole thing seemed to just grow every day.... We had talked to probably 100 students, and the majority of them admitted to participating in sexting. Most of them had simply shared the photos privately with a boyfriend or someone they thought they could trust. ...And then there are other motivations:  I wanted to interest someone in dating me, or, you know, I just wanted to get attention, or I wanted to be popular." See Who shapes our conscience?

 

Genocide.  College Students Increasingly Support Infanticide: “...leaders of pro-life groups...said in interviews that not only do they see more college students willing to say they support post-birth abortion, but some students even suggest children up to 4 or 5-years-old can also be killed, because they are not yet 'self aware.'

     "...Mark Harrington, the director of Created Equal. Harrington said, 'We encounter people who think it is morally acceptable to kill babies after birth on a regular basis at almost every campus we visit. While this viewpoint is still seen as shocking by most people, it is becoming increasingly popular.'  “[I] talked with one young man at the University of Minnesota who thought it was alright to kill children if they were under the age of 5 years old, as he did not consider them persons until that age.” See The Nature and Tactics of Satan  

 

Ebola.  U.S. State Dept. to transport foreign Ebola victims to U.S. hospitals for treatment: "First we were told that Ebola wouldn't come to America. Then we were promised the best way to keep Ebola out of America was to eliminate quarantines and travel restrictions. Now... the U.S. government is planning to deliberately transport Ebola-infected foreigners to the United States for treatment in U.S. hospitals. Taxpayers will foot the bill, estimated at half a million dollars per patient.... The State Department has quietly made plans to bring Ebola-infected doctors and medical aides to the U.S. for treatment,' the Times reports.  "The memo even details the expected price per patient, with transportation costs at $200,000 and treatment at $300,000." 

 

Mind Control.  Islamic Indoctrination In U.S. Public Schools Heating [Up]: "How dare the PC thought police – in the (mis)education department – allow this blatant violation, one which is counter to American law and ethos! MORE specifically, the teaching of the 'Shahada' should be viewed as the last straw… at least for ANY parent who is not looking for their kiddie to submit/succumb/prostrate to Allah!

      "In Revere, Massachusetts the public school district there is not only requiring students to learn about Islam but is teaching these children the Shahada or the Islamic conversion prayer...  What many of these parents do not understand is that in Islam, the simple recitation of this prayer means a conversion to Islam.'"

 

Deception.  Video: Machine Switches Votes from Republican to Democrat in Illinois: "Video has emerged from Illinois of a 'calibration error' that causes voting machines to switch votes from Republican to Democrat. The video, posted on YouTube, purportedly shows voting machines in the public library in Moline, IL registering votes as Democrat when the Republican is clearly the intended choice."

 

Government Corruption.  Chicago Activists Unchained, Destroy Black Leadership: (Video shows why black people in Chicago may vote for Republicans) See From Freedom to Servitude

 

Criminalization.  Troops on London streets amid fears of terror attack: "Armed soldiers have been stationed in Whitehall amid fears that terrorists will try to attack ceremonial guards in the wake of the shooting in Canada.... There are growing concerns that British jihadists fighting in Syria and Iraq will return to this country and carry out terrorist acts."

 

Mind Control.  Bobby Jindal’s Common Core Revenge Story: "Perhaps the best example of Common Core’s bizarrely persistent focus on 'why' in the most basic math came last summer, when TheDC exposed a video showing a curriculum coordinator in suburban Chicago perkily explaining that Common Core allows students to be totally right if they say 3 x 4 = 11, as long as they spout something about the necessarily faulty reasoning they used to get to that wrong answer.

     "Jindal has been engaged in an increasingly complex battle against Common Core. Late last month, he sued the federal government — again — over the education standards, claiming that the government, by using federal education grants to encourage the standards’ adoption, has illegally infringed upon states’ sovereignty in the issue of education." See The UN Plan for Your Mental Health

 

War.  ISIS in America: Radicalized in the Heartland: "Islamic State has engaged in a reign of terror across the Middle East, raping, pillaging, and beheading its way to a new caliphate. Now a growing number of U.S. citizens are leaving America to join the brutal ISIS army. These recruits are being radicalized on U.S. soil and they may eventually return home....  At least a dozen young Muslims from the Twin Cities area have left their homes to travel to the Middle East and join ISIS. Some of them worshipped at the al-Farooq Mosque in a quiet suburb of Minneapolis....

    "It's estimated that as many as 3,000 Western passport holders from places like Britain, France, Germany, and the United States are fighting for the Islamic State. 'Fletcher said ISIS sympathizers on U.S. soil who have never traveled overseas but were self-radicalized at home may be the more immediate threat."

 

Obama.  USA Today Journalist: Obama Presidency Most ‘Dangerous’ To Press In History: "USA Today Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page reportedly told a room of reporters the Obama administration is 'more dangerous' and “more restrictive' to the press than any other administration in history."

 

Religion.  Yoga recognized as 'state religion' in school - District officials 'forcing it upon our young children': "These actions violate the fundamental right of parents to raise their children according to their beliefs, and they disregard the Constitution that this nation was founded upon.'”

 

Spiritual Warfare.  Palestinian TV, Social Media, Press Flooded With Incitement to Violence Against Jews (VIDEO): "In recent months, more and more Jewish groups and individuals have ascended to visit the walled compound – the holiest site in Judaism.... 'However, in the video, Abbas said that the presence of Jews 'defiles' the Islamic holy site and must prevented 'in any way.'” See Hating Truth and Primed for Deception!

 

War.  German spies warn IS has anti-aircraft rockets: "Germany’s intelligence service believes Islamic State jihadist fighters in northern Iraq possess anti-aircraft weapons that could take down passenger jets."

 

 Spiritual Warfare.  Sweden and anti-Israelism: "The Arab lobby in Europe, particularly in Sweden, has reached new strengths. ... According to prominent Palestinian opposition leader Mudar Zahran, who toured Sweden in a political campaign earlier this year, every Swedish citizen pays 500 Swedish kronors ($70) annually to the terrorist cluster (Fatah/PLO/PA/Hamas)..." See Western Europe will soon be 'Judenrein'

 

Ebola. US government bought 160,000 Ebola hazmat suits; not a single one will go to soldiers sent to West Africa: "Instead, the troops will be given only masks and gloves to protect them from the potentially fatal virus.... The Kentucky-based Army division... will primarily be building hospitals and treatment and training centers. ...Yet, Uncle Sam is buying tens of thousands of hazmat suits for its diplomatic personnel at the State Department."

 

Ebola. Fog of Ebola war: White House stance unclear as military leaders urge US troop quarantine: "Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel currently is considering the Joint Chiefs' recommendation to impose a mandatory 21-day quarantine for all returning troops....

    "Asked how the U.S. could send troops to West Africa without a clear plan on procedures for leaving the Ebola battlefield, Earnest said: 'We're going to let science drive that process." See Ebola, Death & "The State of the World"

 

Utter moral degredation . Atheist Group to Distribute Pamphlets in Schools of Cartoon Bible Sexually Assaulting Woman: "...the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) plans to hand out a pamphlet entitled 'An X-Rated Book: Sex and Obscenity in the Bible,' with a front cover that is illustrated with an animated Bible with arms, legs, salacious facial expression, and salivating mouth, with its hand aggressively extended up the dress of a screaming woman..."  See Moral, Spiritual & Cultural Corruption

 

The Moral Decline of Europe. Netherlands: When the Questions Become the Crime: "Geert Wilders, the controversial right-wing Dutch Parliamentarian best known for his stance against Muslims and Muslim immigration, stood before supporters at a campaign rally and asked a simple question: 'Do you want more Moroccans, or fewer?'

      "He expected the question to raise enthusiasm among the crowd, and drive his party to greater Parliamentary success. It has also possibly landed him before the courts, to be tried for 'hate speech' -- a crime in the Netherlands, which, despite its claims of 'freedom of speech,' still criminalizes speech that 'offends' on the basis of race, religion, sexual orientation, or even personal convictions and ideology....

     "More problematic is that the prosecution of Wilders's query goes beyond the standard concerns about political correctness. It reaches a point where discussion or debate is impossible because the questions themselves become a crime....

     "In the Netherlands, crime is five times higher among Moroccan youth than among indigenous Dutch..."

 

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