Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Preaching the Bible and living by how the Word of God instructs us to live can now get a Christian fined, jailed and run out of business.
Military chaplains have been instructed to perform same-sex marriages and unions or face the disciplinary action up to and including being court martialed. They have had to make their off-site church facilities available for same-sex weddings or face the same disciplinary action.
Christian business owners are being sued for not wanting to be part of same-sex weddings and unions. They are being fined and threatened with jail if they don’t comply. Some Christian business owners have opted to shut their businesses down rather than compromise their faith.
One of the latest cases of Christian persecution is taking place in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Donald and Evelyn Knapp are ordained ministers who operate the Hitching Post Lakeside Wedding Chapel. Even though they are ministers, the chapel is a for-profit business which according to local officials means that they have to abide by recently passed non-discrimination ordinances.
In New York, Cynthia and Robert Gifford were ordered to by a liberal judge to hold same-sex weddings in the downstairs floor of their house. The Giffords host parties, weddings and receptions in the large downstairs portion of their three story farmhouse. After a lesbian couple, who knew that the Giffords were Christians, recorded their phone conversation with them, a lawsuit was filed. The lesbian couple intentionally targeted and trapped the Giffords, just like the case that happened with the Knapps and their small wedding chapel.
If you didn’t think that you would ever see the persecution of Christians here in the United States, consider what’s going on. They are being persecuted by the gays, by the courts, by the military and our federal government. The IRS and DHS are targeting Christians because of their beliefs, conservative and patriotic values.
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Sunday, October 19, 2014
“Even though America is just as wicked as Sodom and Gomorrah ever were, and as deserving of the judgment of God, God would spare us if we were earnestly praying, with hearts that had been cleansed and washed by the blood of Christ,” said Rev. Graham in his commentary for Decision magazine, published by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.
“The problems of the world will never be settled unless our national leaders go to God in prayer,” he said.
“If only they would discover the power and wisdom that there is in reliance upon God, we could soon see the solution to the grave problems that face the world!”
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Sunday, October 12, 2014
Pastor J.D. first talks about the serious concerns in the world today such as the Islamic State, the Ebola virus, the threats to annihilate Israel, same sex marriage, the increase of earthquakes, the unprecedented weather, and the potential for a financial collapse, then addresses the core issue for both Christians and especially non-Christians.
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Saturday, October 11, 2014
Islamic State’s offensive on the Iraqi capital intensified as the jihadist fighters advanced as far as Abu Ghraib, a suburb only 8 miles away from Baghdad’s international airport.
The outer suburb of Abu Ghraib is also the site of the infamous prison the US military used to humiliate and torture Iraqi detainees.
There are reports by the Iraqi military that the militants are in possession of MANPAD anti-aircraft missiles. The short-range, shoulder-fired missiles can shoot down airplanes within a range of 15,000 feet.
The Iraqi military, aided by US military personnel, have so far failed in foiling the advance toward Baghdad of the Islamic State militia (also known as ISIS, or ISIL), which has expanded its control of huge swathes of Iraq and Syria despite the increase in US-led airstrikes.
A total of 60,000 Iraqi soldiers are assigned to defend the capital, alongside 12 teams of American advisors, an Iraqi officer told CBS News.
Meanwhile, undercover IS militants active within Baghdad are setting off bombs and carrying out attacks.
Swift advances have also been by the jihadist militia in Anbar, where Iraqi officials have made an open plea for military aid, warning the city will soon fall to IS.
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Friday, October 10, 2014
The number of deaths attributed to the current Ebola outbreak has topped 4,000, the World Health Organization reported Friday.
The latest count brings the total number of confirmed, probable, or suspected cases of Ebola to 8,399 and the total deaths to 4,033.
The numbers were reported from Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Spain and the United States.
Concerns about protective measures, especially for those caring for the infected, remain high.
A total of 416 health care workers are among those believed to have contracted Ebola. Of those, 233 of have died, the WHO says.
'We just don't really know'
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