Friday, April 19, 2019

Pope Francis: Christians Should Not Fear Looking Like ‘Communists’

by Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D., Breitbart:

Too many Christians shy away from the social gospel, Pope Francis said Monday, because they are afraid the Church will end up looking like the communist party.

God asks us lots of uncomfortable and inconvenient questions, the pope said in his homilyat morning Mass at the Santa Marta residence in the Vatican, just like he did in the garden of Eden, asking Cain, “Where is your brother?” knowing full well that Cain had killed his brother Abel.

Is The Debate Over? New Survey Discovers That Religious People Are Far More Likely To Be “Very Happy”

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by Michael Snyder, End Of The American Dream:

A shocking new public opinion poll seems to have settled the debate about whether religious people or non-religious people are happier.  In recent years, more people than ever are “throwing off the shackles of religion” in an attempt to find personal happiness, but it looks like they have been running the wrong way.  According to the Pew Research Center, Americans that are “actively religious” are much more likely to say that they are “very happy” compared to “the inactively religious” and those that are “unaffiliated”.  The following comes from Breitbart

Pope: The Western world has “moral responsibility” to let in more migrants

from Voice Of Europe:

“It is the “moral responsibility” of the outside world to accept even more migrants,” Pope Francis explained in a speech on Thursday.

This year it is 70 years since the globalist organisation that is the UN adopted the “Universal Declaration of Human Rights”.

It was for that reason that Pope Francis urged the outside world to open its doors to even more migrants.

ISRAELI NEWS CHANNEL HADASHOT SAYS TRUMP ‘DAYS AWAY’ FROM ANNOUNCING US EMBASSY MOVE TO JERUSALEM

by Geoffrey Grider, NowTheEndBegins:

“In Jerusalem, there is a very high expectation” that Trump will declare that he “formally recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and instructing his team to actively prepare to move the embassy,” the Hadashot news report claimed. It said this declaration was expected within days, and possibly as soon as Sunday. There was no official confirmation of the claim from Israel or the US.

THE ISRAELI GOVERNMENT CONSIDERS IT EXTREMELY LIKELY THAT US PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP WILL DECLARE IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS THAT HE RECOGNIZES JERUSALEM AS ISRAEL’S CAPITAL AND THAT HE IS INSTRUCTING HIS OFFICIALS TO PREPARE TO MOVE THE US EMBASSY TO JERUSALEM FROM TEL AVIV, AN ISRAELI TV REPORT CLAIMED WEDNESDAY.

“In that day shall the LORD defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and he that is feeble among them at that day shall be as David; and the house of David shall be as God, as the angel of the LORD before them.” Zechariah 12:8 (KJV)

EDITOR’S NOTE: President Trump has stated many times privately over the past few weeks that he does not want to sign off on another 6 month extension of the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995. Israel is buzzing that he is planning to start the move of the US Embassy to Jerusalem within less than a week. Will he or won’t he? Seeing as this is the whole reason why God allowed him to be president, I think he will but we shall see. 

The Hadashot news report came a day after US Vice President Mike Pence said Trump was”actively considering” moving the US embassy to Jerusalem.

“In Jerusalem, there is a very high expectation” that Trump will declare that he “formally recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and instructing his team to actively prepare to move the embassy,” the Hadashot news report claimed. It said this declaration was expected within days, and possibly as soon as Sunday.

WHILE THERE WAS NO OFFICIAL CONFIRMATION OF THE CLAIM FROM ISRAEL OR THE US., THE WSJ REPORTED THIS:

LEAD STORY WALL STREET JOURNAL 2:29 PM EST TODAY: THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS CONSIDERING A PLAN TO FORMALLY RECOGNIZE JERUSALEM AS THE “UNDIVIDED” CAPITAL OF ISRAEL AND TO MOVE THE U.S. EMBASSY THERE IN THE FUTURE, U.S. OFFICIALS SAID, STEPS THAT COULD TRIGGER PALESTINIAN PROTESTS AND IMPERIL THE RESTART OF A LONG-STALLED PEACE PROCESS. SOURCE

The TV report came after Pence addressed the embassy issue Tuesday in a keynote address at an event in New York commemorating the 70th anniversary of the UN vote for partition of Palestine, which led to the creation of the State of Israel.

“President Donald Trump is actively considering when and how to move the American embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem,” Pence told the gathering of UN ambassadors, diplomats and Jewish leaders, hosted by Israel’s Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon.

Read More @ NowTheEndBegins.com

President Trump Triggers Liberals On Thanksgiving & Puts ‘Almighty God’ Back Into Thanksgiving Proclamation After Obama Removed All Mention Of God In 2016

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by Susan Duclos, All News Pipeline:

While liberals across the internet are encouraging others to “ruin Thanksgiving” by arguing politics during the Holiday, rather than spending Thanksgiving day being thankful to God for everything we have, our family, friends, loved ones, President Trump just did an amazing thing when he issued his presidential Thanksgiving proclamation.

The President invoked God six times in his first Thanksgiving proclamation, starting with the very first sentence when it states “On Thanksgiving Day, as we have for nearly four centuries, Americans give thanks to Almighty God for our abundant blessings.”

This is stark contrast to the past eight years as Barack Obama did not personally invoke God in his first Thanksgiving day proclamation, but only quoted George Washington, who spoke of the Almighty God. Throughout the years of Obama’s presidency, he personally referenced God in his Thanksgiving proclamations a total of five times in eight years, excluding quotes from others, such as Washington and Abraham Lincoln, but by 2016, Obama had stripped any mention of God from his last Thanksgiving proclamation, including the quotes from others that spoke of the Almighty God.

This goes back to other statements we have seen from President Trump, such as declaring that this nation would once again proudly say “Merry Christmas,” rather than the “politically correct” Happy Holidays.

A nation to which we have seen constant attacks against God is now being encouraged to find their way back to His grace by our president, as evidenced by countless statements made, including one President Trump made in October at the Values Voters Summitwhen speaking of his first ten months, he stated “We are stopping cold the attacks on Judeo-Christian values.” He went on to quote the Founding Fathers and the founding documents of the United States, by saying “America is a nation of believers and we are strengthened and sustained by the power of prayer.”

Another statement he made which national news downplayed but to which those of faith noted, was when he said “In America, we don’t worship government. We worship God.”

So today, as liberal writers attempt to destroy a day in which we should be thankful to the Almighty God for everything we have been given, by encouraging dissent and anger and hate, the rest of America can be thankful that President Trump has put the Almighty God  back into the Presidential Thanksgiving day proclamation.

Full Proclamation below, via the White House website:
 

THANKSGIVING DAY, 2017

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION

On Thanksgiving Day, as we have for nearly four centuries, Americans give thanks to Almighty God for our abundant blessings. We gather with the people we love to show gratitude for our freedom, for our friends and families, and for the prosperous Nation we call home.

In July 1620, more than 100 Pilgrims boarded the Mayflower, fleeing religious persecution and seeking freedom and opportunity in a new and unfamiliar place. These dauntless souls arrived in Plymouth, Massachusetts, in the freezing cold of December 1620. They were greeted by sickness and severe weather, and quickly lost 46 of their fellow travelers. Those who endured the incredible hardship of their first year in America, however, had many reasons for gratitude. They had survived. They were free. And, with the help of the Wampanoag tribe, and a bountiful harvest, they were regaining their health and strength. In thanks to God for these blessings, the new governor of the Plymouth Colony, William Bradford, proclaimed a day of thanksgiving and gathered with the Wampanoag tribe for three days of celebration.

For the next two centuries, many individual colonies and states, primarily in the Northeast, carried on the tradition of fall Thanksgiving festivities. But each state celebrated it on a different day, and sometime on an occasional basis. It was not until 1863 that the holiday was celebrated on one day, nationwide. In the aftermath of the Battle of Gettysburg, of one of the bloodiest battles of our Nation’s Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed that the country would set aside one day to remember its many blessings. “In the midst of a civil war of unequalled magnitude and severity,” President Lincoln proclaimed, we recall the “bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come.” As President Lincoln recognized: “No human counsel hath devised nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy.”

Today, we continue to celebrate Thanksgiving with a grateful and charitable spirit. When we open our hearts and extend our hands to those in need, we show humility for the bountiful gifts we have received. In the aftermath of a succession of tragedies that have stunned and shocked our Nation — Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria; the wildfires that ravaged the West; and, the horrific acts of violence and terror in Las Vegas, New York City, and Sutherland Springs — we have witnessed the generous nature of the American people. In the midst of heartache and turmoil, we are grateful for the swift action of the first responders, law enforcement personnel, military and medical professionals, volunteers, and everyday heroes who embodied our infinite capacity to extend compassion and humanity to our fellow man. As we mourn these painful events, we are ever confident that the perseverance and optimism of the American people will prevail.

We can see, in the courageous Pilgrims who stood on Plymouth Rock in new land, the intrepidness that lies at the core of our American spirit. Just as the Pilgrims did, today Americans stand strong, willing to fight for their families and their futures, to uphold our values, and to confront any challenge.

Read More @ AllNewsPipeline.com

The Number Of Americans With “No Religion” Has Increased By 266% Over The Last 3 Decades

by Michael Snyder, End Of The American Dream:

Over the last 30 years, there has been a mass exodus out of organized religion in the United States.  Each year the needle has only moved a little bit, but over the long-term what we have witnessed has been nothing short of a seismic shift.  Never before in American history have we seen such dramatic movement away from the Christian faith, and this has enormous implications for the future of our nation.  According to a survey that was just released, the percentage of Americans that claim to have “no religion” has increased by 266 percent since 1991…

Sound money: A Biblical perspective – Part I

by Claudio Grass, Claudio Grass:

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain an idea without accepting it.»
Aristotle

In today’s world, it is obvious that the competition of ideas is under serious threat and with it, the much-needed discussions on how to deal with certain topics or try to understand the world we live in. That is particularly worrying, especially when one considers that the western world went through the process of Enlightenment roughly 200 years ago. In the words of Immanuel Kant:

SOUND MONEY: A BIBLICAL PERSPECTIVE – PART II

by Claudio Grass, Claudio Grass:

The value of silver and gold is given by their own nature

Neither gold nor silver has value expressed in other units of account. Their value is expressed directly in their own weights. Everything else that is valuable (other assets, commodities, goods, services, or performed labor) is measured against a certain weight of these metals. In other words, the value of gold and silver is assigned by their own nature, while the value of a transaction is measured by the quantity of the metal that changes hands.

FORMER POPE BENEDICT WRITES PAPER BLAMING PRIEST SEX ABUSE SCANDALS ON 1960’S HIPPIE MOVEMENT, BUT RECORDS SHOW CATHOLIC CHURCH WAS ROTTEN FROM THE BEGINNING

by Geoffrey Grinder, Now The End Begins:

Former Pope Benedict’s “The Church and the Scandal of Sexual Abuse” has the unmistakable ring of a papal document. The church’s still-radiating crisis, Benedict suggests, was a product of the moral laxity that swept the West, and not just the church, in the 1960s. The young rebels of 1968, Benedict writes, fought for “all-out sexual freedom, one which no longer conceded any norms.” But this is not even half the truth as you will see.