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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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"My peace I give to you;                  

not as the world gives do I give to you.               

Let not your heart be troubled...."  John 14:27              

          

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

Is our government deceiving us?  ALERT: U.S. Army researchers at USAMRIID confirm Ebola variant was airborne in 1990: "U.S. Army virologists working at USAMRIID (U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases) [1] confirmed in 1990 that a strain of Ebola was airborne and could spread through air ducts, resembling the contagiousness of the flu."

 

Ebola & How to Shrink the US Army.  Soldiers headed to West Africa left hanging out to dry: "Our troops deserve nothing but the best. But for those traveling to West Africa, that’s not what they’re getting.... Troops from the 101st Airborne Division leading the military response to Ebola in West Africa will only need gloves and masks to protect themselves from the deadly virus, so said Gen. David Rodriguez....

     "...the statement that any service member who becomes ill 'will be flown home immediately for treatment' contradicts prior statements put out by the Department of Defense. ... [But] U.S. military hospitals that will admit potentially infected troops have not yet been identified. So they will not be flown home immediately for treatment.... So we’re sending troops to West Africa without proper protection and there is no concrete plan in place for getting them the care they will need should they fall ill.”

 

Economy. 19 Very Surprising Facts About The Messed Up State Of The U.S. Economy: " Barack Obama and the Federal Reserve are lying to you. The 'economic recovery' that we all keep hearing about is mostly just a mirage. The percentage of Americans that are employed has barely budged since the depths of the last recession, the labor force participation rate is at a 36 year low, the overall rate of homeownership is the lowest that it has been in nearly 20 years and approximately 49 percent of all Americans are financially dependent on the government at this point."

 

Ebola. The Real Ebola Panic: Denialism Triggering Mass of Unreported Cases in Africa: "As President Obama readies a post-election immigration plan expected to clear a path for citizenship for millions of illegals, his immigration czar on Tuesday said that the border is bracing for another surge of undocumented children, raising this year’s wave across the southern border to some 130,000.

     "Noting this year’s historic wave of immigrants across the Mexico-U.S. border, Rodriguez said, 'In order to process individuals more efficiently at the border, the unaccompanied children presenting claims, we have had to redeploy, we’re also hiring more asylum officers.' He added, 'We do have a lot of work to catch up.'”

 

War & Deception?  U.S. Humanitarian Aid Going to ISIS: "While U.S. warplanes strike at the militants of the so-called Islamic State in both Syria and Iraq, truckloads of U.S. and Western aid has been flowing into territory controlled by the jihadists, assisting them to build their terror-inspiring 'caliphate.'....

     "But there is no evidence that the militants of the Islamic State, widely known as ISIS or ISIL, feel any sense of disgrace or indignity (and certainly not gratitude) receiving charity from their foes. Quite the reverse, the aid convoys have to pay off ISIS emirs (leaders) for the convoys to enter the eastern Syrian extremist strongholds of Raqqa and Deir ez-Zor, providing yet another income stream for ISIS militants, who are funding themselves from oil smuggling, extortion, and the sale of whatever they can loot, including rare antiquities from museums and archaeological sites." See  The emerging New World Order

 

War & Deception?  U.S. unwittingly arms ISIS terrorists with cache of weapons and ammo: "In the Obama administration's effort to assist the Kurds fight back against the onslaught of the Islamic State of Irag and Syria (ISIS) terrorist paramilitary, a number of military weapons were mistakenly delivered to ISIS on Monday by the U.S., according to a counterterrorism source." [Was it really a mistake? Obama has shown his support of many murderous rebel groups in Syria, Libya, etc. Do you wonder what his real goal is?] See  Reinventing the World

 

Ebola. U.S. Army warns of potential 'airborne' Ebola: "While Centers for Disease Control and World Health Organization officials continue to insist Ebola cannot be transmitted by air from one person to another, an Army manual clearly warns the virus could be an airborne threat in certain circumstances....

      "On page 117 of the handbook, in a chapter discussing 'Viral Hemorrhagic Fever' (VHF), a category of viruses that includes Ebola, USAMRID says: 'In several instances, secondary infections among contacts and medical personnel without direct body fluid exposure have been documented. These instances have prompted concern of a rare phenomenon of aerosol transmission of infection.'...

      "Dr. David Sanders, a top Ebola virologist and Purdue University professor of biological science appeared on Fox News on Monday to discuss his research suggesting Ebola can be an airborne virus." See "Ebola & the State of the World"

 

Mandatory Corruption. Are we still in America? City threatens jail time for ministers who refuse to perform gay weddings: "Two Christian ministers who own an Idaho wedding chapel were told they had to either perform same-sex weddings or face jail time and up to $1,000 in daily fines, according to a lawsuit filed Friday in federal court. Alliance Defending Freedom is representing Donald and Evelyn Knapp, two ordained ministers who own the Hitching Post Wedding Chapel in Coeur d’Alene.

     “'Right now they are at risk of being prosecuted.... The threat of enforcement is more than just credible.” See Smiling at Socialism & Scorning the Bible

 

Ebola. If Ebola isn't airborne, then how did the NBC News cameraman catch it? "Had the Ebola virus begun to mutate into an airborne virus? How did Mukpo contract Ebola while working as a cameraman? How did he contract the virus 'indirectly'? ...As Mukpo arrives in the US for treatment, it will be important for those working nearby to be wary of Ebola's airborne potential.... The NBC team will be quarantined for 21 days in the US."

Faith.  Embattled Christians: Jews Stand With Us, but Where is the Church?  "In an impassioned plea delivered at a press conference in Jerusalem on Monday, Canon Andrew White, the [courageous] 'Vicar of Baghdad,' noted that Israel and the Jews are openly standing up for embattled Middle East Christians, while much of the global Church remains conspicuously silent.

     "Speaking to reporters at the Feast of Tabernacles celebration hosted by the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem (ICEJ), White pointed to fellow panelist Ron Lauder, president of the World Jewish Congress, and wondered, 'Here we see Jews standing with us, but where is the Church?” White, who has been eye witness to horrific atrocities during the ISIS advance in Iraq, went on to note that some Christians had expressed support for their persecuted brothers and sisters, but that far too often it had taken the form of letters of condolence and encouragement." See Taking a Stand

 

War. The White House Blocked all arms Shipments to Israel during the war - but sold $11 Billion in weapons to QATAR, which arms HAMAS - the White House is indirectly arming Palestinian terrorists that kill Jews: "Another chapter in the bizarre and erratic US Middle East policy of supporting jihadists and betraying allies."

   

Obama Administration.  $39,643,352 Worth of NIH Funding That Could Have Gone to the Ebola Vaccine: “Frankly, if we had not gone through our 10-year slide in research support, we probably would have had a vaccine in time for this that would’ve gone through clinical trials and would have been ready,” said NIH Director Francis Collins, blaming budget cuts for his agency’s failure to develop a vaccine for the deadly virus.

     "However. ... the agency has spent $2,873,440 trying to figure out why lesbians are obese, and $466,642 on why fat girls have a tough time getting dates. Another $2,075,611 was spent encouraging old people to join choirs." See From Freedom to Servitude

 

Persecution.  Prepare for Persecution: "Official government documents say that Evangelical Christians are potential terrorists, and the American Family Association is a hate group. Christian doctors and nurses are being forced to assist in performing abortions. A Christian baker has been threatened with prison for not baking a wedding cake for a homosexual couple. Christians in Colorado and New York are being forced to go through 'sensitivity training' to make them become 'rehabilitated' from their religious beliefs and resulting moral convictions." (Sent by my friend Maria)

History and Faith: I [Berit] just happened to see two old versions of the beautiful hymn, Nearer My God to Thee, shown as part of the sinking of the Titanic many decades ago. Do some of you remember those heart-breaking scenes? Here they are again, and they always bring tears to my eyes!  The words those actors sang and the faith they showed still bring to mind the wonders  of  God's amazing love and our final home with Him!

Titanic. 'Nearer my God to Thee'.  Original Epic Finale. (1953)

Nearer My God to Thee: This video clip shows a scene from the 1958 movie version of the Titanic: "A Night To Remember" 

Signs of the Times.  The Operating Room of the Future.  This video shows the amazing work of Dr. Vortman!

Signs of the Times.  Obama administration's unprecedented outburst: "The exceptionally vicious U.S. condemnation of Israel over housing construction in ‎the Jewish neighborhoods of Jerusalem is not merely misguided, but also reflects irrational ‎bias. ... This was clearly a crafted position. The U.S. is fully aware that the location for this construction ‎is in the heart of Jerusalem's Jewish neighborhoods and will always remain under Jewish ‎sovereignty. They also conveniently overlooked the fact that this particular project was to ‎include Arab housing....

      "...the administration also condemned the legitimate purchase of seven ‎residential homes by Jews in the Silwan Arab neighborhood of Jerusalem. In so doing, the ‎Obama administration is endorsing the PA's policy of preventing Jews from buying homes in ‎Arab-populated areas of Jerusalem. ... This, despite the fact that Arabs live freely among Jews in ‎west Jerusalem and throughout Israel. ...

     "The U.S. is therefore validating the 'Judenrein' ethnic ‎cleansing policies of Abbas, who had the gall, in his ‎recent belligerent U.N. address, to accuse Israel of being an apartheid state."

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"Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:9

When enemy forces threatened to attack God's people, [King] Jehoshaphat simply turned His eyes and heart to His faithful Lord and expressed his faith:

“O Lord God of our fathers, are You not God in heaven, and do You not rule over all the kingdoms of the nations, and in Your hand is there not power and might, so that no one is able to withstand You? ...we have no power against this great multitude that is coming against us; nor do we know what to do, BUT OUR EYES ARE UPON YOU." 2 Chronicles 20:6, 12

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