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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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"The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised; so shall I be saved from my enemies." Psalm 18:2-3

"Please pray for Christians around the world who are persecuted for their faith!  May God protect His people and guide our nation through these tumultuous times! 


Conspiracy.  How Isis was born, and the role the US Government had in creating it and empowering it: "ISIS - a geographically and ideologically expanding Muslim terrorist army - has been wrecking havoc for years, and yet the mightiest military power in the world, the USA, has been hesitant to wipe it out. Why?  ...recently 75% of US planes came back from bombing runs into ISIS-controlled territory without dropping a single bomb. And when American pilots do bomb ISIS these days - shamed by Russia - the White House makes sure ISIS receives leaflets with advance notice so that no ISIS fighter ... is injured. ISIS was US policy.... "A universal consensus in the mainstream mass media now considers the US 'jihadi university' in Iraq as the platform for ISIS...."  See Trusting God as Freedom Fades  

Taking a Stand.  Judge convicts Christian for voicing Bible verse: "Michael Overd, a former British paratrooper who has been street preaching for five years, was convicted this week of delivering 'homophobic sermons'.... Mike’s boldness and his witness to Jesus is remarkably similar to that of the apostles in the early years of the church. 'They were also hauled before the courts to defend themselves for preaching a message of love and truth. They also faced trumped up accusations..."’ See His light in the darkness

Which Religion?  Surprise! Obama makes up own Bible verse: "President Obama had some trouble with that Tuesday, as he attempted to cite Holy Scripture, but did so with a verse that simply doesn’t exist. 'The Good Book says don’t throw stones at glass houses, or make sure we’re looking at the log in our eye before we are pointing out the mote in other folks’ eyes,' Obama said during a speech in Nashville, Tennessee, as he was justifying his recent executive action granting amnesty for up to 5 million illegal aliens." See Heresy in high places

Spiritual Warfare. Threat to kill 'white devils' on Chicago campus: "Federal agents arrested a person on Monday in connection with a threat of gun violence at the University of Chicago that shut down the campus and sent students into dormitory hiding. ... '[He said] I will execute approximately 16 white male students and or staff, which is the same number of time McDonald was killed. I will then die killing any number of white policeman in the process. This is not a joke. I am to do my part and rid the world of white devils.” See Spiritual Warfare: Hating Truth and Primed for Deception!

Rage!  (May be slow to open) Barbarians at the Campus Gates: Why colleges cave to the demands of student activists (by Thomas Sowell): "Although there were professors and administrators in the room — including the college president — apparently nobody had the guts to put a stop to these storm-trooper tactics. Nor is it likely that there will be any punishment of those who put their own desires above the rights of others. On the contrary, these students went on to demand mandatory campus 'teach-ins,' and the administration caved on that demand....

     "Just what is it that academics have to fear if they stand up for common decency, instead of letting campus barbarians run amok? At a prestigious college like Swarthmore, every student who trampled on other people’s rights could be expelled and there would be plenty of prospective students available to take their places.... All too often, these 'studies' are about propaganda rather than serious education. Academic campuses have become among the least free places in America.

    "...decades of dumbed-down education have produced people with no sense of the importance of a moral framework within which freedom and civil discourse can flourish. Without a moral framework, there is nothing left but immediate self-indulgence by some and the path of least resistance by others. Neither can sustain a free society. Disruptive activists indulge their egos in the name of idealism and others cave rather than fight." See The fall and rise of human violence


Lawlessness.  Neo-Nazism: Spirit of Hitler Still Alive in Germany


Rage!  Black Students In Canada Barricade Vice President, Accuse College Of ‘Anti-Black Racism’ [You may want to skip the video]: "A mob of black students at one of Canada’s liberal arts colleges has been caught on camera intimidating white administrators... yelling, 'You will give us the respect that we ask of you,' and presenting a list of segregationist demands.... Also disturbing are the plainly segregationist demands the students make. They appear to tell administrators they cannot be represented or 'validated' by white staff and that only black staff can cater to their needs." See Hope, Hate & Human Nature


Faith!  'We are living in the midst of the greatest turning of Muslims to Christ in history': "Despite the daily news of the persecution of Christians around the world by Islamist groups, there is another, lesser-known story of growing numbers of Muslims around the world who are turning to Christ as Lord....

     "In the study, a 'movement' of believers is defined as a group of more than 1,000 baptised believers or 100 new churches within a Muslim community. In total he found 69 movements that had started in the first 12 years of the 21st century, in comparison with virtually no voluntary movements of converts to Christianity in the first 12 centuries of Islam." See Preparing for Victory


Corrupting the Cross.  Norway Government Bans Christian Cross: [My birthplace has been corrupted!] "It is important for Norway to stay neutral and not offend Muslims with Christians symbols. ...  The Norwegian Missionary Society (NMS) operates several Christian camp sites, which they want to rent to Government UDI. Government UDI says yes please, but on one condition. All Christians symbols must be removed in buildings and doors. All Christian paintings must also be removed. It important we treat them with tolerance, respect, love & its important not to offend Muslims.... "The Secular democratic government of Norway must be value-neutral. ... The Government cannot chose Christianity over Islamic refuges says government UDI." See Trusting God as Freedom Fades


Taking a Stand.  [Very slow to open] Community Pushes Back as Atheist Activist Group Seeks Removal of Cross from Texas Park: "Residents in a Texas city are pushing back after a prominent professing atheist group recently sent a letter demanding the removal of a cross monument from a public park. The cross at issue, a 10-foot cement monument, sits in Riverfront Park in Port Neches, and has done so for the past 45 years.

     "But the Wisconsin-based Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF) states that it recently received a complaint from a 'concerned citizen' about the presence of the cross....The display of this patently religious symbol on public property confers government endorsement of Christianity, a blatant violation of the Establishment Clause.' The organization then demanded the removal of the cross.... And it won’t be long and they’re going to take our churches away

     "Mayor Johnson supports the display as well.....'We’re going to fight this all the way." See Preparing for Persecution


Rejecting God.  1,000 Churches Closed Since Passage of Indonesia’s ‘Religious Harmony’ Law: "In 2006, Indonesia passed a law requiring minority religious groups to collect signatures from the local majority group before building houses of worship. For instance, when Indonesia’s largest Protestant organization decided to build in a suburb of Jakarta, it was required to secure signatures of approval from 60 Christians and 90 people from another faith. Since the passage of this 'religious harmony' bill, which was touted by lawmakers as a long-term solution to religious conflicts, more than 1,000 Indonesian Christian churches have closed." See Ban truth - Reap Tyranny


Obama's Law.  Obama to states: You don't have power to stop refugees: "The White House sent out a stern warning to states about the refugee battle, saying governors don’t have the power to block the federal government from resettling the migrants and attempts to do so could lead to punitive action."


Corruption. Debt Under Obama Up $8,000,000,000,000: The total federal debt, which was $18,722,746,583,118.03 at the close of business on Monday, now equals about $159,007 per household. It has increased approximately $68,756 per household during Obama’s presidency." See Government control


Islam. [Try to ignore the ads and pictures] Islamic State Radicalizes ‘Thousands’ in United States: "'Based on the evidence available, the number of ISIS supporters in the United States measures in the thousands, rather than hundreds...' The Islamic State has been able to attract thousands of foreign fighters and U.S. supporters through its aggressive dissemination of propaganda on social media.... Religious authorities for the group claim that the 'end times' are swiftly approaching, a period when Muslims will defeat invading Christians in Syria in 'the final jihad' before the world ends and devout Muslims ascend to heaven." See The Muslim Brotherhood & the Plots to Rule an Islamic World 


Corruption. CNN Erases Israel From the Map: "Israel has been wiped from the map and instead replaced with 'Palestina,' a Spanish or Portuguese translation of Palestine. ... Whether it was an oversight or something more sinister, CNN’s illustration of the Middle East without Israel is completely unacceptable." See Deceit, Delusion and the Destruction of America


Deception? Two Weeks After Calling Islamic State ‘Contained,’ Obama Says It Poses ‘Serious Threat to All of Us’: “'This is an important moment for our nations and for the world. This barbaric terrorist group, ISIL or Daesh, and its murderous ideology pose a serious threat to all of us. It cannot be tolerated. It must be destroyed and we must do it together,' Obama said. A few weeks prior Obama had said in an interview that the terror group was not gaining strength and was contained. 'I don’t think they are gaining strength."' See Trusting God as Freedom Fades


War.  'Thousands' of ISIS fighters now inside U.S. cities: "The Islamic State has recruited thousands of supporters in the United States, far more than previously thought... raising the likelihood that supporters of the terrorist army could be plotting attacks similar to those carried out in Paris. And the 'challenges of screening incoming refugees' from Muslim countries may be adding fuel to the fire....

      "The report accuses Obama of 'downplaying' the threat of ISIS while adding to the threat by importing Muslim refugees that are difficult to screen. ... The FBI has said it has about 900 active ISIS investigations in all 50 states but never given an estimate of how big the contingent of ISIS sympathizers may be in the U.S." Hope, Hate & Human Nature


Sign of the Times.  (Slow to open. Try to ignore the ads) Thousands rally around the world to support Israel: "Since the beginning of Operation Protective Edge, hundreds of thousands of people have gathered all over the world to protest the operation, but numerous people worldwide have also come together in support of Israel. From South America to South Africa, Australia, the United States and no few European countries, supporters have rallied in solidarity....

      "In the United States, people have gathered everywhere from New York to San Francisco to Dallas to show their love of Israel. An estimated 700 people from around the Bay Area marched through San Francisco on Sunday to show their unwavering support of Israel....They sang the Israeli national anthem as they marched through the city." See Jerusalem


Please Pray. Beleaguered Christian army pleads for U.S. military aid to defend land against ISIS: "A small beleaguered group of battle-tested Christian fighters in Iraq is pleading for U.S. military assistance as it has run out of weapons and ammunition to fight the advancing horde of Islamic State (ISIS) barbarians out to seize its enclave in the Ninevah Plains...

     ''Assyrian Military Forces commander Emanuel Khoshaba said the Assyrian Christians who live in the area face genocide from ISIS militants if they don't get military supplies soon. 'We can face IS without any fear. We can fight them if we have the support."


             Articles and Videos you might want to see:                    

A sobering message:  Obama and Pope Francis Will Bring Biblical End Times  

Does Carly Fiorina really believe this:  

Carly Fiorina: Islamic Civilization was “Greatest in the World”    

     Video:  With Open Gates: The Forced Collective Suicide of European Nations     

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