It is such a slippery slope we are on, things are picking up speed as we hurl toward Christ’s return. You can see the hedge of protection being lifted all around us as our society truly becomes a non-christian society. The speed of events is simply overwhelming.
As I have read articles over the last few weeks (some listed below), I am shocked by the speed of events, even though I know they are coming I still find myself taken aback. We must reach out to the lost and spiritually captive before it is too late. Be the light during these dark times. Simplify our lives, become not of this world but merely living in it as a beacon of light because the end is drawing near and will be upon us when they do not expect it, in the blink of any eye.
Matthew 24 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
Signs of Christ’s Return
24 Jesus came out from the temple and was going away when His disciples came up to point out the temple buildings to Him. 2 And He said to them, “Do you not see all these things? Truly I say to you, not one stone here will be left upon another, which will not be torn down.”
3 As He was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things happen, and what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?”
4 And Jesus answered and said to them, “See to it that no one misleads you. 5 For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will mislead many. 6 You will be hearing of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not frightened, for those things must take place, but that is not yet the end. 7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and in various places there will be famines and earthquakes. 8 But all these things are merely the beginning of birth pangs.
9 “Then they will deliver you to tribulation, and will kill you, and you will be hated by all nations because of My name. 10 At that time many will fall away and will betray one another and hate one another. 11 Many false prophets will arise and will mislead many. 12 Because lawlessness is increased, most people’s love will grow cold. 13 But the one who endures to the end, he will be saved. 14 This gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come.
Remember, the darker it gets, the brighter and farther our little light shines!
Maranatha, Lord come quickly!
Supreme Court extends gay marriage nationwide
The Supreme Court declared Friday that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States, a historic culmination of two decades of litigation over gay marriage and gay rights generally. Gay and lesbian couples already could marry in 36 states and the District of Columbia. The court’s 5-4 ruling means the remaining 14 states, in the South and Midwest, will have to stop enforcing their bans on same-sex marriage.
Hidden camera: ‘Gays’ admit they’re not ‘born that way’
Many of the “gays” he interviewed, he says, not only were molested in their youth but went on to become molesters themselves.
Muslim Terrorist Beheads Man in France Attack
A Muslim terrorist attacked a gas factory in eastern France on Friday, pinning a decapitated head to the gates and wounding at least two others with explosive devices before being arrested.
Vatican Signs Historic First Accord with ‘Palestine’
The Vatican on Friday signed an historic first accord with “Palestine,” two years after officially recognizing the Palestinian Authority (PA) as a state. The accord, a treaty covering the life and activity of the Church in Judea and Samaria, was the first since the Vatican made the controversial step of recognition in February 2013. Signing international treaties unilaterally is a breach of the 1993 Oslo Accords which created the PA.
Earth’s weakening ‘magnetic shield’ could see life WIPED OUT as skin cancer levels soar
Researchers have warned if it weakens further or were completely eroded away, radiation levels reaching our planet’s surface would double – leading to a huge spike in deaths from skin cancer.
Indonesian volcano spews towering gas cloud
Indonesia’s Mount Sinabung spewed searing ash and gas 4 kilometres into the sky Thursday, officials said, as the number of people displaced by the latest round of eruptions exceeded 10,000.
Mexico Earthquake 2015 Today: Terremoto Hits Oaxaca
USGS indicates to news that a 5.0 magnitude Mexico earthquake today struck just after 3:32 am PST. The quake was shallow. Reps tell news that it started roughly 33 miles below ground level. As a result the quake could be felt across the region. The quake was 9 miles north of Santa Maria Zacatepec. It was 39 miles east of Ometepec. And it began about two hundred miles south of Mexico City.
Dartmoor ewe slaughtered in ‘Satanic ritual’
A rare-breed sheep has been slaughtered on Dartmoor in a Satanic ritual to mark the midsummer solstice. … The corpse had been dragged around to leave an intricate bloody spiral on the grass in the remote Teign Valley on Dartmoor in Devon. The farmer says it the latest in a line of attacks by devil worshippers across Devon and Cornwall – mostly carried out on lonely moors at night.
Obamacare subsidies preserved in US Supreme Court ruling
The US Supreme Court has upheld a key portion of President Barack Obama’s healthcare law, preserving health insurance for millions of Americans. In a 6-3 decision, the justices said that tax subsidies that make health insurance affordable for low-income individuals can continue. The ruling preserves the law known as Obamacare, which Mr Obama considers a major part of his presidential legacy.
Explosion hits Shia mosque in Kuwait
An explosion has hit a Shia mosque in the Kuwaiti capital, with casualties reported. The blast hit the Imam Sadiq Mosque, in a busy district to the east of the city. Reports say it happened around the time of Friday prayers. The number of casualties is not yet known.
Nigeria court in Kano sentences nine people to death for blasphemy
An Islamic court has sentenced nine people to death for insulting the Prophet Mohammad in the northern Nigerian city of Kano. The accused, who were all Muslims, had pleaded guilty, the head of Kano’s religious police, Aminu Ibrahim Daurawa, told the BBC. The trial was speedily done in secret after a section of the court was burnt down by angry protesters last month.
Somalia attack: Al-Shabab ‘kills 30’ at AU military base
At least 30 people have been killed after gunmen attacked an African Union military base in southern Somalia, witnesses say. A suicide car bomber drove into the main gates of the base in Leego, along the main road connecting the capital, Mogadishu and the city of Baidoa. The militant Islamist group al-Shabab says its fighters have taken control of the base but this is not confirmed.
The ‘Marianne’ sets sail for Gaza from Greece with MK Basel Ghattas on board
Several dozen pro-Palestinian activists Friday headed out on the Gaza flotilla including the Joint List MK Basel Ghattas: “We are determined to reach Gaza despite Netanyahu’s threats.” “Hey Gaza, we are on our way,” Ghattas wrote on his Facebook page on Friday morning from abroad the Swedish ship “Marianne.” The ship set sail from Greece despite warnings from the IDF.
Vatican signs first treaty with ‘State of Palestine,’ backs two-state solution
The Vatican signed its first treaty with the “State of Palestine” on Friday, calling for “courageous decisions” to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict with a two-state solution. Israel expressed disappointment last month at the Vatican’s announcement that it reached the outline of an agreement with the Palestinians and at the Holy See’s use of the term “State of Palestine” for the first time in an official document.
The Hammer and Sickle that hangs over the White House
Surely the biggest news isn’t that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has files obtained by Judicial Watch revealing that the dad, maternal grandpa and father-in-law of President Obama’s trusted senior advisor, Valerie Jarrett, were hardcore Communists under investigation by the U.S.government—but that the FBI is sitting on those files doing diddle-y-squat about them.
Palestine – European Union Risks “Jew-hater” Label
The European Union (EU) runs the risk of being labelled “Jew-hater” – should it proceed with its plans requiring supermarkets and other retailers to label products made by Jews in Judea and Samaria (West Bank) differently from those made by Jews in Israel. No matter what spin the EU uses to justify any such discriminatory labelling—the EU will be seen to be actively supporting the 2005 Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel—whose manifesto states:
SCOTUS grants Obama another gift, ignores the English language to uphold ObamaCare subsidies
And that’s that. Obama, as usual, gets his way. It was predictable, really. Having abandoned the meaning of words within the English language, the Supreme Court is now free to ignore the actual text of laws and pretend things were written that never were.
Greek deal or not, the euro is now a different beast
“There are a lot of idiots in financial markets: I don’t believe in rational markets. The idea that people were lending money on that scale to Greeks at German interest rates – they wanted their heads examined,” former UK finance minister and pro-EU Conservative Ken Clarke told the BBC on Monday.
Greece rejects ‘exceptionally generous’ counterproposals by creditors
the Greek PM insists that the country’s reform plan is equivalent to the counterproposals by the creditors, but much less recessionary.
In 1 Alabama county, 15 earthquakes in less than a year
What Greene County lacks in people, it’s apparently trying to make up for with earthquakes. The Alabama county with the smallest population, Greene County has seen a surge in earthquakes in recent months.
Syria crisis: IS makes deadly return to Kobane
Islamic State fighters have attacked the Syrian city of Kobane, months after being driven out in a symbolic battle that made international headlines. Two car bombs and clashes with Kurdish defenders left up to 30 people dead and scores injured. IS shot dead 20 others in a village nearby, activists say. IS has recently suffered a string of defeats to Kurdish forces.
ISIS drowns prisoners inside cage
The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) reportedly killed five prisoners in Iraq by locking them in a metal cage and drowning them in a swimming pool, a report by the Daily Mail said on Wednesday. In a seven-minute video, Daily Mail said ISIS lowered the prisoners into a pool in Mosul “with no hope of escape.”
Obama: Undeniable shift in attitudes on gay marriage
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says regardless of how the Supreme Court rules in an upcoming decision on gay marriage, there has been an undeniable shift in attitudes across the country. Obama spoke at a gay pride month reception at the White House. He says he is closely watching the decisions the high court will announce in the coming days, which include a case that could affirm the right of gay couples nationwide to marry.
Israel-Hating Professor Hired to Teach Class on Israel at U of Missouri
Would you let David Duke teach a class on African-American history? How about Anita Bryant starting an LGBTQ studies program? Beyond incomprehensible – the makings of a Saturday Night Live skit. But this is no laughing matter. This insanity is a reality and your children are being indoctrinated. George Smith despises Israel. The University of Missouri (Mizzou) biology professor has called the creation of the Jewish State “a shameful chapter in Jewish history.” Smith finds humor in Hamas rocket attacks against Israeli citizens.
Israel revokes entry permits for 500 Gazans after rocket
Jerusalem – Israel said Wednesday it was revoking permits for 500 Palestinians from the Gaza Strip to enter Jerusalem for Ramadan prayers because of rocket fire from the Palestinian enclave.
White House: “Assault Weapons” Not “Family Heritage,” Should Be Banned
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest reiterated the Obama administration’s stance on gun control, specifically regarding so-called “assault weapons” (typically, sporting rifles with specific cosmetic features). In response to a reporter’s inquiry, Earnest stated that President Obama is still making an argument for a ban on assault weapons, “increasing” background checks, and other gun control measures.
Why Is NASA Working On A Way To Destroy Asteroids Using Nuclear Weapons?
Yes, I know that headline sounds like it comes from the 1998 movie “Armageddon” starting Bruce Willis, but this is actually happening. NASA and the National Nuclear Security Administration are teaming up to try to figure out a way to use nuclear weapons to either destroy threatening asteroids or to at least nudge them off course. This seems very odd considering the fact that just a couple of weeks ago NASA publicly announced that it knew of “no asteroid or comet currently on a collision course with Earth” and that “no large object is likely to strike the Earth any time in the next several hundred years“.
CDC tests for plague in Colorado after teen’s death
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is trying to determine how prevalent the plague is in a rural area of northern Colorado where a 16-year-old boy died of the disease.
‘No One is Surprised Anymore that Israel is Singled Out’
“Israel is treated differently than any other country in the world,” he continued. “Israel is singled out, it’s remarkable. I always ask one question: What would any country do if their cities were being bombarded with missiles every single day, every single hours for weeks? And your enemy places the missiles among civilians.”
Secret Document Reveals US to Give Iran Nuclear Equipment
A confidential paper obtained by the Associated Press and revealed Wednesday outlines some of the concessions the US and other world powers are offering Iran in the nuclear talks that are approaching a June 30 deadline. According to the eight-page paper, which is dated June 19 and entitled “Civil Nuclear Cooperation,” the US and world powers will give the Islamic regime state-of-the-art nuclear equipment in return for Iran stepping down its nuclear weapons program.
Iran’s Supreme Leader Nixing Terms for Nuclear Deal
Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei made it clear Tuesday that he has ruled out any freeze on sensitive nuclear work, state television reported.
Magnitude 6.9 quake hits south of Tokyo
A strong 6.9 earthquake on the Richter scale today struck off an island chain south of Tokyo, but no danger of a tsunami was announced.
LGBT Studies Course At San Francisco High School May Be 1st In Nation
A San Francisco high school may be the first in the country to offer an LGBT studies course. The course at Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts will cover terminology, and the broad history of LGBT issues. “We’ll look at what it’s been like for gay men, what it’s been like for lesbian women, what it’s been like for transgender people,” social studies teacher Lyndsey Schlax said.
Manchin, Toomey both interested in reviving gun control push
In the wake of the Charleston shooting, Sens. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) are considering ways to renew their failed push to pass meaningful gun-control legislation. …“We want to make sure we have the votes. Pat’s going to have to, and I’ll work with him, to get some of our colleagues on the Republican side,” Manchin said, adding that he hasn’t talked directly to Toomey about a revival.
Pentagon Rushing to Open Space-War Center To Counter China, Russia
The Pentagon and intelligence community are developing war plans and an operations center to fend off Chinese and Russian attacks on U.S. military and government satellites. The ops center, to be opened within six months, will receive data from satellites belonging to all government agencies…
Iran nuclear talks: Khamenei rejects key US demands
Iran’s supreme leader has hardened his stance on the nuclear negotiations with world powers, with the deadline for a comprehensive agreement only days away. In a speech on Tuesday night, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei insisted Iran would only dismantle its nuclear infrastructure if economic sanctions were lifted first. He also ruled out a freeze on research and development for 10 years, as well as inspections of military sites.
Shocking UN Report Calls for Arrest of Israelis Around the World
Arrest Benjamin Netanyahu and any other “suspected” Israeli war criminals wherever and whenever you can get your hands on them. That is the shocking bottom line of a scandalous report released today from the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva.
A Cancer across the Earth Called Globalism
I just returned from a two week trip to Romania and, I am sad to say, what many have warned us about years ago, has come to pass even in Romania, the country that had suffered so much under four decades of communist dictatorship. They managed to replace one evil master, the communists, with another, the globalists/corporatists/statists.At one of the empty truck stops and restaurants where we stopped for a soda, a southern Romanian was telling us how afraid people are of their children’s uncertain future, of their finances, and of the dwindling opportunities for success that seem to vanish more each day.
Pope Francis: Weapons manufacturers can’t call themselves Christian
“It makes me think of … people, managers, businessmen who call themselves Christian and they manufacture weapons. That leads to a bit a distrust, doesn’t it?” he told the crowd.
Obama Logic? Racism is Genetic, Gender is a Choice
Our pro-cross dressing President apparently doesn’t think people have DNA that makes them male or female. But he has just told an interviewer that white people and others have DNA that makes them racist and that American institutions are racist, too. These claims are described by our media as “bold” rather than bizarre racial slurs.
Ebola returns to Sierra Leone capital after three-week gap
Sierra Leone has recorded two new cases of Ebola in Freetown in the past few days, disproving the assumption that the capital city had already defeated the deadly virus, officials said on Monday.
ISIS in Syria Hangs Two Boys for Eating During Ramadan
The Islamic State (ISIS) on Monday hanged two youths after accusing them of eating during daylight hours in the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, the Syrian Observatory of Human Rights said. “Residents of the village of Mayadeen in Deir Ezzor province reported that IS hanged from a crossbar two boys aged under 18 near the HQ of the Hissba”, the jihadist police, Observatory chief Rami Abdel Rahman told the AFP news agency. “The children have been suspended by ropes from a pole since noon, and they were still there in the late evening,” he added. “Apparently, they were caught eating,” Abdel Rahman continued.
Iranian Ex-President: US Trying to Arrest the Muslim Messiah
In bizarre rant to supporters, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad claims ‘evil’ US gov’t working to arrest the ‘Hidden Imam’. Ahmadinejad claimed the US was putting an intense effort into capturing the Hidden Imam, whose imminent return is expected by followers of the so-called Twelver Shia sect of which the former president is a member. According to Twelver Shias the “Hidden Imam” is the “Mahdi” – the Muslim messiah.
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In Romans 10 Paul lays out how salvation is open to all, Jew and Gentile. He writes:
“For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.” – Romans 10:4-5
What he is saying is now it is not about works or how closely to a “T” you follow the law. But that it is through God’s gift of grace through faith in His Son, Jesus Christ. It is really that simple, and yet a hard step for some of us.
“That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” – Romans 10:9
Christ is the narrow gate (Matthew 7:13-14), through faith in Him you will be saved. It is the only “works” that God requires for eternal salvation.