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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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"We know that in everything God works for good with those who love Him, who are the called according to His purpose.

Romans 8:28

"My refuge is in God!"

Psalm 62:7

 

Genocide.  Al-Shabaab Beheads 3 Christians, Burns Alive Another in Kenya as Christians Plead for Help in Camps: ‘There are millions of Christians today in China, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Indonesia, Algeria, Egypt, India, Nigeria, and around the world, including women and children, who are being imprisoned, murdered, tortured, raped, beaten, kidnapped, beheaded, burned alive, and sold into slavery simply for their faith in Jesus Christ ... while we, our churches, the leaders of our nation, and the news networks simply watch and do nothing...’ See Genocide & Human Nature

 

Faith.  Europe’s officialdom erasing Christianity: ...Europe is changing its official history to erase the influences of Christianity – and instead add credits to Islam... “The official European establishment has turned its back on Christianity.” ...

    “The establishment appears unaware of the extent to which the continent and its people still depend on the moral guidance of its humanitarian values..." 

    "...just days ago, “some of Europe’s most important intellectuals... called for a Europe based on “Christian roots” and explained they drew their inspiration from the “classical tradition.” ... “The patrons of the false Europe... believe that history is on their side, and this faith makes them haughty and disdainful… They ignore, even repudiate the Christian roots of Europe. See In Joy or Pain, our Course is Onward Still

 

Signs of the Times.  Israel Has Launched Its Largest Military Exercise in Almost 20 Years - Foreign Policy: The Israeli military is in the midst of its largest military exercise in nearly two decades, focusing on a potential war with Hezbollah. ...the roughly two-week drill – dubbed “The Light of Grain” – comes amid rising tension along the Lebanese-Israeli border, where Hezbollah, the Lebanese political party and militia, has maintained a presence for decades. ... Tens of thousands of soldiers from multiple branches of the Israeli Defense Forces – including the air force, navy, ground units, intelligence, and cyber command – are set to participate. See Critical Security Needs of Israel

 

Control.  Who made Mahmoud Abbas the big boss? ‘Mahmoud Abbas ... who heads the "Palestinian Authority" ... was considered second to Yasser Arafat, was educated at Damascus University in Syria and received his Ph.D. from Moscow's Oriental College, speaks fluent Russian, is close to Putin, and is reported to have been responsible for financing the attack against the Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics ... Yasser Arafat was an Egyptian recruited and trained by the KGB ... and Hamas is backed and trained by Iran who is backed and trained by Russia. Deception, misdirection, and 'false-flag' combatants are Russia's psychological strengths and weapons... See The Fall and Rise of Human Violence

 

Control. France follows Russia, Germany in committing to Iran nuclear deal:German Chancellor Angela Merkel served as Secretary of the Agitation and Propaganda Department of the Young Communists at Marx-Lenin University in East Berlin after growing up and prospering in East Germany under Soviet education and indoctrination. ... Russia's Vladimir Putin was once the powerful KGB Commander of East German operations (while he lived there) and he still speaks fluent German... See  See The Revolutionary Steps to Global Tyranny

 

Victory. Trump Gets Victory Over Isis in Iraq and Syria: When Obama was president it seemed there was an ISIS beheading every couple of months, and seemingly nothing could stop it. Trump promised to “wipe out” ISIS, and in little under a year, (apparently) he has done exactly that (in Iraq and Syria).  See Taking a Stand

 

Spiritual Warfare.  'Sen. John McCain - ya gotta quit': ‘ While not mentioning President Trump by name, McCain blasted Trump’s emphasis on putting “America first” and praised international cooperation. President Trump has said he may “fight back and it won’t be pretty.” See The fall and rise of human violence

 

Crisis. Officer's Body Cam Captures Terrifying Moments During Wildfire Evacuations

 

Crisis. Man Saves His Home From Wildfire In Napa County - YouTube

 

Persecution. Christian Persecution Hits All-Time High Worldwide: The persecution of Christians is now "worse than at any time in history..."

    ...genocide against Christians has also taken place in northern Nigeria, where Boko Haram, which is now believed to be affiliated with IS, started a campaign of violence to ensure the faithful "will not be able to stay." See See God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble." Psalm 46:1

 

Victory. War's 'Napalm Girl' Shares Her Journey to Christ: Kim was left for dead in a morgue; no one expected her to survive the attack. Against all odds, Kim lived―but her journey toward healing was only beginning. (Take time to listen to her amazing story.)

 

Signs of the Times. War in Israel: Israel is preparing for the coming war with Hezbollah, Hamas, Iran, and Syria as they are rapidly building up their forces along the Israeli, Syrian and Lebanese borders. And ISIS is re-gathering in the Egyptian Sinai Desert and joining forces with Hamas after losing their position in Syria. ...Abbas is now joining forces with Hamas in Gaza and accepting their “destroy Israel” ideology. See  Critical Security Needs of Israel

 

Faith. Christian Aid Mission: Syrian Refugees Hope in Christ as Nightmare Deepens.

 

Conspiracy. Massive criminal conspiracy unravels: Hillary Clinton took $145M from Russians to sell out the U.S. uranium supply to America’s enemies (and the FBI knew all along): ...criminal indictments need to be immediately leveled against James Comey, Loretta Lynch, Eric Holder, Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, Robert Mueller and a dozen other high-ranking officials who are now known to have been complicit in one of the most treasonous criminal cover-ups in American history. ...now evidence is emerging that further confirms the depth of collusion, corruption, money laundering and treason that Hillary Clinton actively pursued to collect $145 million from Russia-linked sources. See Ban truth - Reap Tyranny

 

Control.  Europe's New Official History Erases Christianity, Promotes Islam: A few days ago, some of Europe's most important intellectuals... issued "The Paris Statement". ...they rejected the "false Christendom of universal human rights". ... They ignore, even repudiate the Christian roots of Europe. At the same time they take great care not to offend Muslims, who they imagine will cheerfully adopt their secular, multicultural outlook". See The fall and rise of human violence

 

Faith. Christians on alert as Iraqi forces take over Nineveh Plains: Christians who have returned to the Nineveh Plains in northern Iraq, three years after fleeing Islamic State militants, are on high alert now.... The Iraqi government has since started a military operation to take back areas controlled by Kurdish forces.... Since IS’s defeat, small numbers of Iraqi Christians have started to return to the towns and villages in the northern Nineveh Plains region.... [Please pray for them!]

 

Faith.  Roy Moore: We Need to Make America 'Good' Again, We Have Forgotten God: ‘The judge who famously fought to keep the Ten Commandments monuments on state grounds in Alabama says America needs to be made "good" again and that God is the source of our morality, but Americans have forgotten Him. In a Friday afternoon speech where he made occasional rhymes and references to America's founding fathers before hundreds... Roy Moore, twice elected Supreme Court Justice in Alabama, decried the state of affairs in the nation.’ See "Blessed are all who put their trust in Him." Psalm 2:12

 

Faith.  Biblical Worldview 'Dropping Like a Rock,' Human History at 'Culmination Point': "I believe that we are coming to a culmination point in all of human history.... If you read the book of Daniel and Ezekiel and Zechariah and Revelation and the book of Joel ... we see the convergence of events that are happening," Bachmann asserted. "What that tells every one of us is we need to have our spiritual houses in order. We need to have our lamps full and our wicks trimmed. I think that we had a wakeup call, unlike any other call, this fall as to where America was at this particular time." See Preserve me, O God, for in You I put my trust. Psalm 16:1

 

Crisis. Hawaii judge blocks latest version of Trump’s travel ban: Every last one of the blocks of Trump’s travel bans ignores the statute that gives the President sweeping power to limit immigration: "Suspension of entry or imposition of restrictions by President." But now acting to defend the United States is “Islamophobic.”

     ...the Left will fight him to the death to keep him from defending the American people. ...A judge in Hawaii has blocked the latest version of the Trump administration travel ban just hours before it was set to take effect.

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