Friday, February 28, 2020

Pope Francis Criticizes Fake News Yet The MSM Is More Guilty Than Anyone

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by Aaron Kesel, Activist Post:

Pope Francis condemned fake news as satanic, stating journalists and social media users should ignore and unmask manipulative “snake tactics” that foster division to serve political and economic interests, Reuters reported.

“Fake news is a sign of intolerant and hypersensitive attitudes and leads only to the spread of arrogance and hatred. That is the end result of untruth,” Francis said.

The Pope writes in the document, called “The truth will set you free — Fake news and journalism for peace,” that spreading fake news can “serve to advance specific goals, influence political decisions, and serve economic interests,” according to the news publication.

He also criticized the “manipulative use of social networks.”

“This false but believable news is ‘captious’, inasmuch as it grasps people’s attention by appealing to stereotypes and common social prejudices, and exploiting instantaneous emotions like anxiety, contempt, anger and frustration,” he said.

He added there is an importance of being able to recognize the “sly and dangerous form of seduction that worms its way into the heart with false and alluring arguments.”

“We need to unmask what could be called the ‘snake-tactics’ used by those (purveyors of fake news) who disguise themselves in order to strike at any time and place,” Francis said.

The Pope previously in 2016 sensationally claimed “that media that focus on scandals and spreading ‘fake news’ to smear politicians risk becoming like the people they have a morbid fascination with excrement.”

Hold on, hold on really you compare reporters holding politicians accountable for their political ties to shady groups, secret societies and potential scandals to eating poop and getting off on it? What?

Yeah we sure did eat a lot of bull sh*t in the past like the Iraq WMDs when the U.S. and U.K. governments colluded to sell the American people fake news that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction to self-investigate Iraq based off forged plagiarized academic papers. It’s also now known thanks to the press that Bush and Blair planned the Iraq invasion a year prior revealed by the emails of Hillary Clinton.

Then there is the Gulf Of Tonkin incident that started the invasion of Vietnam on false pretext when the government at the time lied and said a second Gulf of Tonkin attack had happened. And, finally, the admitted bombing of the Lusitania which started WW1. And while we are talking about false flags to start wars, let’s add in the proposed false flag that JFK stopped, Operation Northwoods; so this seems like an ugly pattern of the sin of treason.

Mr. Pope Francis what do you have to say about this well-sourced but disturbing information? Even ex-governor and Navy Seal Jesse Ventura has came out and spoken out about the Gulf Of Tonkin incident and how all wars are started with a false flag.

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The Origin of the Separation of Church and State

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by Jeff Thomas, International Man:

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…”

Americans can be justifiably proud of their founding fathers’ insistence on a separation of Church and State. And, yet, surprisingly, very few Americans seem to understand what their founding fathers meant by this concept.

Conservative politicians take pride is saying that the US is, primarily, a Christian nation and that their Christian forefathers fought King George in order to have the freedom to practice Christianity as they saw fit.

Liberal politicians tend to take an opposing view—that separation of Church and State means that the concept of God has no place in government. In fact, some go so far as to say that landmarks, such as a plaque stating that George Washington attended a specific church, should be removed, as it compromises the separation of Church and State.

Unfortunately, both these groups have got it wrong.

So, let’s take a step back and have a look at what caused Thomas Jefferson to repeatedly insist that the separation be implemented in the US Constitution.

Mister Jefferson attended the College of William & Mary, where he received the university customary education, but went on to study law privately under George Wythe in Williamsburg, Virginia. Mister Wythe was not only his teacher, but his mentor, a man in his latter years who not only imparted knowledge to the young Jefferson, but wisdom. He frequented the Raleigh Tavern with his pupil, but additionally brought him to banquets at the mansion of Governor Fauquier, in an effort to expand his outlook. 

I believe that it’s safe to say that, when Mister Jefferson completed his education at age thirty-four, he had both the energy and imagination of youth and the wisdom of the elders at his command. The former gave him his drive and the latter provided him with the farsightedness that guided the writing of the American Constitution and the future direction of the new nation.

George Wythe lived conveniently next door to the Governor. (His home is still there today, as is his small study where he taught the future president.) On the other side of his home was Bruton Parish Church. In the 18th Century, one could not be elected to office unless he was a member of the Church of England. As Attorney General, Mister Wythe tolerated this, but taught his pupil that, as a free man, he should not be required to be an Anglican.

To add insult to injury, Mister Jefferson was not a Christian, but a Deist, as were several others of the founding fathers. He did believe in his own form of a God and even referred to him in the first sentence of the Declaration of Independence, but did not ascribe to him the power of miracles and omnipotence, as described in the Bible.

In addition, he regarded Jesus as an admirable human being, but did not regard him as anything more. (In later years, he would create his own Bible, by removing much of what he considered to be latter-day additions to the King James Bible, leaving little more than the words of Jesus.)

In spite of his beliefs, Mister Jefferson was required to be a (paid-up) member of the Anglican Church in order to sit in the House of Burgesses, and he chafed at this requirement.

However, he was a deep believer in the concept of God as a being with both consciousness and conscience, who he believed took no direct part in the affairs of man, but did create all men as equals and therefore entitled them to “certain unalienable Rights.”

But he saw the Church differently. He regarded it as a political organization, controlled by the King, intended to dictate morals and acceptable behaviour.

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POPE FRANCIS SAYS THAT ‘REJECTION OF MIGRANTS’ IS NOW A SIN AS VATICAN PUSHES FOR OPEN BORDERS

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by Geoffrey Grider, Now The End Begins:

POPE FRANCIS HAS DEFINED HOSTILITY AND REJECTION OF REFUGEES AND MIGRANTS AS SIN, ENCOURAGING PEOPLE TO OVERCOME THEIR “FULLY COMPREHENSIBLE” FEARS THAT THESE NEW ARRIVALS MIGHT “DISTURB THE ESTABLISHED ORDER” OF LOCAL COMMUNITIES.

“And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.” Revelation 17:6 (KJV)

EDITOR’S NOTE: One of the perks about owning a counterfeit copy of Christianity is you get to make up your own rules. The Vatican wants open borders, even though the Vatican sits behind a massive stone wall, so out comes the pope who now declares that rejection of migrants is ‘a sin’. Security fences and border walls to protect upir citizens? Nope, those are only allowed at the Vatican. 

At his invitation, several thousand migrants, refugees and immigrants from 49 countries joined Francis at Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica on Sunday, a day the Catholic Church dedicated to the issues and contributions of those who leave homelands in hope of a better life.

New arrivals must “know and respect the laws, the culture and the traditions of the countries that take them in,” he said. Local communities must “open themselves without prejudices to their rich diversity, to understand the hopes and potential of the newly arrived as well as their fears and vulnerabilities.”

“It is not easy to enter into another culture, to put oneself in the shoes of people so different from us, to understand their thoughts and their experiences,” Francis said.

“As a result, we often refuse to encounter the other and raise barriers to defend ourselves. Local communities are sometimes afraid that the newly arrived with disturb the established order, will ‘steal’ something they have long labored to build up.”

Similarly, he said, newcomers also are afraid: “of confrontation, judgment, discrimination, failure.”

“These fears are legitimate, based on doubts that are fully comprehensible from a human point of view,” Francis continued in his homily.

“Having doubts and fears is not a sin,” the pope said. “The sin is to allow these fears to determine our responses, to limit our choices, to compromise respect and generosity, to feed hostility and rejection.”

Read More @ NowTheEndBegins.com

The Relationship Between Russian Church and State Is Badly Misunderstood in the West

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by Gilbert Doctorow, Russia Insider:

” … the leading Orthodox clergy who are close to Putin and the Kremlin are world class theologians and diplomats, charismatic television personalities, composers of widely respected religious music, and persons of much higher intellectual merit than your average journalist or pundit.”

I prepared my recent initial essay on the Christmas Day interview of Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill in great haste, to be sure that this “scoop” would be mine. 

As it turns out, I need not have rushed, since the topic was subsequently left untouched by all other political analysts having an interest in Russia both in country and abroad.

And while I remain persuaded that the remarks on Russia’s uniqueness by the Patriarch are of great importance to all those following the trajectory of the country’s rise on the world stage, with the benefit of time for reflection, I am not surprised they have been overlooked.

In fact the vast majority of my confrères write almost exclusively about the headline issues like the candidates for Russia’s 18 March presidential election or about the Russia-Gate controversy, that is to say they focus on the same issues that are covered by The New York Times or the Washington Post, even if their political positions are 180 degrees at variance with those of this mainstream press.

A 5 minute excerpt where the Patriarch talks about how Russia has acted selflessly to help others over the centuries

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Chelsea Clinton And The ‘Church of Satan’ Connection Follows The Clintons Long History Of Satanic Affiliations

by Susan Duclos, All News Pipeline:

– Does Anyone Really Want Another Clinton In America Politics?

On January 2, 2018 Chelsea Clinton exchanged New Year’s wishes with the Church of Satan, which was noted by a number of conservative commentators, to the point where reports then came out where she denied that she practices Satanism, but while one exchange in and of itself might get casually waved away, other events over the years concerning Chelsea, Hillary and Bill Clinton, shows a pattern that is hard to overlook.

CHELSEA AND OCCULT SYMBOLISM

In response to criticism Chelsea started seeing on that thread, she said “Oh goodness gracious. We can be civil, cheerful, respectful to & friends with people who don’t share our religious beliefs. Sometimes, we even marry them. I’m a Methodist & my husband is Jewish, thank you for asking. A very happy New Year to you Rhonda!”

I’ll note that often when responding to a post that someone else was tagged on, sometimes people do not carefully look at the names autofilled in that someone else had tagged, but as seen above, Chelsea is the one that mentioned the church of satan, then when they responded, she then wished them a Happy New Year.

As a side note, just imagine if someone like Donald Trump Jr. had responded to someone that liberals felt was  unsavory, wouldn’t they have a field day pointing it out, howling about how that proves, by nothing more than a tweet association, that the Trump’s were in cahoots with them….. oh wait, we don’t have to imagine it, they screamed bloody murder when Don Trump Jr. responded to Wikileaks, three whole times.

Chelsea Clinton also seems to make a habit of wearing an upside down cross necklace, which some would claim is the cross of Peter, but which is also used as an anti-religious symbol by satanists, as shown clearly in 2015, when supporters of the Satanic Temple wore the symbol at the unveiling of the goat-headed statue in Detroit, shown in the image above.
 

Read More @ AllNewsPipeline.com

Gold for Christmas – Gold’s Importance in Religion

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from BullionStar:

Gold and Religion have always been symbolically linked in countless civilizations from antiquity to the present day. From religious artwork to religious symbolism, gold is unique among metals in being central to many of the world’s religions, and gold has long been associated with the divine sphere.

Gold In Christianity

During the festive season of Christmas, it is apt therefore to reflect on the importance of gold in religion. In the Christian tradition, gold appears in the story of Christmas and its association with the birth of Christ in Bethlehem. According to the Bible, when Jesus Christ was born to Bethlehem, a group of wise men (Magi) made a journey from the East to celebrate and worship the birth, bringing with them gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. The gift of gold was a symbol of wealth and power, but also, according to religious scholars, a symbol of Christ’s kingship on Earth.

  Nativity Scene in Bethlehem with Magi bearing gifts including Gold
Nativity Scene in Bethlehem with Magi bearing gifts including Gold

In fact, throughout the Bible, gold is frequently mentioned, from the first book (Genesis) to the last book (Revelations), and everywhere in between. For example, the Book of Genesis refers to 4 rivers flowing out of the Garden of Eden, one of which, the Pishon, “flows around the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold.” (Genesis 2:10 and 2:11). And in the Book of Revelations, a description of a new Jerusalem describes the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass” (Revelation 21:21).

While gold is attributed considerable value in the Bible and is frequently referred to as the most valuable substance on earth and the greatest form of wealth, it is also juxtaposed with spiritual value, so as to illustrate that spiritual value is beyond even the substantial material value of gold. For example, Psalm 119:127 says that: “Therefore I love your commandments more than gold, yes, more than fine gold!”

So it’s not surprising then that gold plays an important role in the Christian religion. In Christianity, gold has been extensively used to decorate churches, cathedrals and chapels, to fashion crosses, chalices and altar furniture, and as gold leaf to gild statues, adorn manuscripts, and to represent halos and divine light in Middle Age and Renaissance period art. Gold is also found on the gilded domes of some Christian Orthodox churches in Eastern Europe.

Gold’s Unique Role in Religions

But what does gold possess that gives it universal appeal to all the world’s major religions, and to ancient religious traditions throughout antiquity, such as in Ancient Egypt? And why in the hierarchy of metals, does gold take precedence over other all metals?

The reasons are many and varied. With its unique glow and yellow shine, gold is symbolic of the colour of the sun, and in religious art gold is associated with daylight and the energy of the divine.

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Christian Homeschooling Becoming Popular in Russia…Finally

from Russia Insider:

This US model, called Classical Conversations, speaks directly to the needs of Russian Christians for an educational system that supports family, community, and Christianity.

This article originally appeared on a new site about the Christian renaissance in Russia, called Russian Faith. Their introductory video is at end of this article.

Since Russia has so swiftly become the world’s official bulwark of conservative values, it is quite surprising that it has systematically lagged behind in one obvious realm: Homeschooling.

For most Russians, homeschooling has always been enveloped in a fantastical aura, something associated mainly with special needs and/or with Amish-like Protestant groups in America.

But lately, as more Russian Christian families gain a voice, energized by growing state supports and society’s intensifying religiosity, the demand for alternatives to the official public school system, corrupted by materialism and Darwinism during the Soviet Regime and, now, by liberal values, has grown more popular and apparent.

More and more Russian parents are frightened and reluctant to hand over their child’s education into the hands of strangers, realizing, that in doing so, they are also relinquishing the moral upbringing of their own child, and allowing them to become inculcated with morals and values that may be completely foreign.  

This is where Alexey Komov and Irina Shamolina, the pioneers of homeschooling in Russia, come in. The Russian couple, passionate about education, homeschools their three sons. Irina leads a popular blog about education and Alexey is the representative the World Congress of Families in Russia. Both have been fascinated by, and intensely studying, homeschooling since 2012.  With time, they came to the conviction that homeschooling options were urgently needed in Russia.

They traveled regularly to the US, which has the most developed homeschooling systems in the world, trying to learn about and experience the lively Christian homeschooling scene of the country.

They finally settled upon the Classical Conversations, a Christian homeschooling organization, started in the 1990s by Leigh Bortins in North Carolina. The model creates communities of homeschooling Christian families that meet weekly and aims to teach children in a classical manner. It is based on educational theories gleaned from Ancient Greece and the Trivium concept of the Middle Ages.

Thus, the child is homeschooled for most of the week, and the parents nurture and teach their own child within their intimate family circle. However, this system also addresses the need of the child…and the often ignored need of the parents…for socialization and community with like-minded people with weekly meetings. These also always begin with prayer and provide children with skills that parents may not be able to develop in children on their own. 

Aleksey Komov and Irina Shamolina adopted the existing Christian homeschool curriculum and translated the resources. They also worked to adapt the program to a Russian Orthodox perspective, making it relevant to Russian culture and reality.

They found American supporters, and along with other Russian enthusiasts, helped them create an utterly beautiful website.  

The program launched this fall, is 27 cities and 370 kids strong – in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus. It has met with unexpected, lively interest and seems to be turning into a movement among Russian Christians.

Importantly, Classical Conversations in Russia also immediately received wildly enthusiastic support from one of the most famous priests in Russia, Fr. Dmitry Smirnov.  Fr. Dmitry is incredibly popular and has a huge audience, perhaps bigger than that of any other religious figure in Russia. He is also the head the of the Russian Church’s Department for Family.

Read More @ Russia-Insider.com

MYSTERIOUS NEW SYNAGOGUE OPENS IN TUNNEL DEEP UNDER THE WESTERN WALL IN JERUSALEM ON TEMPLE MOUNT

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by Geoffrey Grider, Now The End Begins:

The synagogue, which was funded by donations from the Delek Foundation and Delek Group owner Yitzhak Tshuva, is deep inside the complex and is adjacent to the area above which the ancient Jewish temples on the Temple Mount stood, and the inner sanctum of the Holy of Holies in particular. The subterranean synagogue has a dramatic feel to it, with low arched ceilings and walls of ancient stones on all sides, and a unique spherical, metal ark to house Torah scrolls.

A REMARKABLE NEW SYNAGOGUE WITHIN THE WESTERN WALL TUNNELS COMPLEX WHICH TOOK 12 YEARS TO BUILD WAS DEDICATED AND OPENED ON MONDAY NIGHT FOLLOWING THE TRADITIONAL HANUKKAH CANDLE LIGHTING CEREMONY IN THE WESTERN WALL PLAZA.

“For thus saith the LORD, That after seventy years be accomplished at Babylon I will visit you, and perform my good word toward you, in causing you to return to this place.” Jeremiah 29:10 (KJV)

EDITOR’S NOTE: With all the news and controversy over President Trump recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and the renewed talk about building the Third Jewish Temple, I find this story fascinating and timely. This very end times looking synagogue has been built by a Jewish billionaire who wanted a house of worship in the shadow of the original Temple. The fact that is deep underground in a 2,000+ year old tunnel under the Western Wall is, well, leaping right off the pages of a Left Behind plot twist. We will absolutely be keeping an eye on this and everything else happening at God’s ground zero, Jerusalem!

The synagogue, which was funded by donations from the Delek Foundation and Delek Group owner Yitzhak Tshuva, is deep inside the complex and is adjacent to the area above which the ancient Jewish temples on the Temple Mount stood, and the inner sanctum of the Holy of Holies in particular.

The subterranean synagogue has a dramatic feel to it, with low arched ceilings and walls of ancient stones on all sides, and a unique spherical, metal ark to house Torah scrolls.

IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF JESUS – THE WESTERN WALL TUNNELS IN JERUSALEM:

I could not find a video on the new synagogue in particular, but check out this incredible video about the structure of the Western Wall. Click here to view if reading this via email.

The ark’s walls are formed of the words and sentences of the “Shema Yisrael” prayer and the Biblical Book of the Song of Songs cast in metal and running the entire circumference of the sphere, topped by a cast metal sculpture of the burning bush.

Read More @ NowTheEndBegins.com

Russian Church Vows to Help Rebuild Christian Syria

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by Matfey Shaheen, Russia Insider:

The ties between Russia and Syria are ancient – The Russian Orthodox Faith came from Antioch, Syria, where the disciples of Jesus were first called Christian (Acts 11:26)

The leader of the Russian Church, Patriarch Kirill promised that the Russian Church will help Syria to cope with post-war problems in every way possible, Interfax Religion reports.

His main concern is to help reestablish ancient Christian communities, many of which were ravaged by western-backed terrorists fighting the legitimate Syrian government. Many monasteries and Churches were damaged, for example, the Mar Taqla Monastery in Maaloula, where they speak the same language which Jesus spoke – Aramaic.

The Mar Tekla Monastery, which contain the Relics of Saint Tekla is built into the side of a mountain. 

Orthodox priests and believers were cruelly persecuted. My mother’s family is distantly related to  Father Fadi Haddad, a priest martyred by extremists in Qatana, a village within sight of the biblical Mount Hermon.

The conflict in Syria has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives, including the country’s Orthodox Christian Defense Minister

Since the Russia intervened in the Civil War, the fight against terrorism has been the labor of the Russian air force in the sky and the Syrian Army on the ground.

They turned the tide, so Syrians view Russia as their greatest friend and ally.

The Patriarch stated on Wednesday in his report at the Bishops’ Council in Moscow:

“The time has come to seriously consider resolving the problems that Syria will face after the establishment of peace in this country.

The most important issue is creating safe conditions for Christians living in Syria and to aid the return of refugees.

Reconstruction of destroyed churches, infrastructure and housing is necessary.

The Russian Orthodox Church will contribute in every way to this process.”

The spiritual leader pointed to the significance of his meeting with the Pope in February last year to determine and resolve the conflict in the Middle East. After the signing of the joint statement, the persecution of Christians was called what it is – “genocide,” he explained.

Read More @ Russia-Insider.com

“Declaration Of War”: Trump Jerusalem Decision Sparks Outrage, Warning Of “A Fire With No End In Sight”

from ZeroHedge:

Today at 1pm, president Trump will announce the U.S. recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, but will sign a waiver delaying the relocation of the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to there for 6 months. Trump’s decision to unilaterally recognize Jerusalem upends decades of American policy in the Middle East and risks inflaming violence in an already-tense region. And sure enough, the announcement prompted an immediate – and furious – response sparking Arab, Muslim and European opposition to a move that risks violent protests.

While Israel naturally welcomed the news, Palestinian officials declared the Mideast peace process “finished”, calling it a declaration of war, and Turkey announced it would host a meeting of Islamic nations next week to give Muslim countries’ leaders an opportunity to coordinate a response.

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Jordan’s King Abdullah II, warned him the announcement would have “dangerous” repercussions for regional stability. Separately, the Palestinian delegate to the United Kingdom said on Wednesday that President Trump’s move to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel signals “a declaration of war” in the region. “He is declaring war in the Middle East, he is declaring war against 1.5 billion Muslims, hundreds of millions of Christians that are not going to accept the holy shrines to be totally under the hegemony of Israel,” Manuel Hassassian told BBC 4 Radio’s “Today.”

The Palestinians seek east Jerusalem as the capital of a future independent state and fear that Trump’s declaration essentially imposes on them a disastrous solution for one of the core issues in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. “There is no way that there can be talks with the Americans. The peace process is finished. They have already pre-empted the outcome,” said Palestinian official Hanan Ashrawi. “They cannot take us for granted.”

The U.S. decision “destroys the peace process,” added Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah. Top Palestinian officials were meeting Wednesday to plot their course forward.

Elsewhere, the Turkish government’s spokesman on Wednesday said that the United States’ decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel will plunge the region and the world into “a fire with no end in sight”.

“Declaring Jerusalem a capital is disregarding history and the truths in the region, it is a big injustice/cruelty, shortsightedness, foolishness/madness, it is plunging the region and the world into a fire with no end in sight,” Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag said on Twitter. “I call on everyone to act logically, respect the agreements they signed and behave reasonably, avoid risking world peace for domestic politics or other reasons,” he said.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said the “whole world is against” Trump’s move. He says that moving the embassy to Jerusalem would be a “grave mistake” and would “not bring any stability, peace but rather chaos and instability.”

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday that US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital would be a “red line” for Muslims and “a big blow to the conscience of humanity.” The leader of NATO ally Turkey warned that the US taking such a step would force Ankara to sever diplomatic ties with the Jewish state. Erdogan has called for an emergency summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation on December 13 to discuss the possibility of Jerusalem becoming Israel’s capital.

The Council of the League of Arab States released a statement calling the recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital an act of “open aggression” against “the rights of the Palestinian people and all Muslims and Christians.”

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has also blasted Washington’s decision to relocate the US embassy to Jerusalem as a display of incompetence. “That they claim they want to announce Quds as the capital of occupied Palestine is because of their incompetence and failure,” Khamenei said, using the Arabic name for Jerusalem.

The Syrian government also weighed in on the planned move. “[The move] is the culmination of the crime of usurping Palestine and displacing the Palestinian people,” a Foreign Ministry official told state news agency SANA.

On Tuesday, Palestinian Christians in Bethlehem were spotted burning photographs of Donald Trump and holding signs reading “Move the embassy to your country, not ours,” and “Jerusalem, Palestine’s heart, is not up to negotiations.”

Read More @ ZeroHedge.com

Five Bible Truths For All People (even atheists) To Live By To Make America Great Again

by Jim Quinn, The Burning Platform:

My message to atheists, agnostics, doubters, and folks of other faiths; Truth is truth, regardless of where it is found. Although this piece quotes the Christian Bible, please stay open to the concepts. St. Augustine said, — “Truth is like a lion. You don’t have to defend it. Let it loose. It will defend itself.” Loosen your mind to the possibilities presented here. Be a hungry lion, devouring truth until your soul is satisfied.

Everyone knows about Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address … 272 words, delivered in under three minutes.

Edward Everett also spoke that day at Gettysburg — 13,581 words, delivered in two hours.  No one remembers it at all … even though it was full of beautiful language and logic and, among other worthy topics, addressed the hypocritical nature of slavery in a free country. It’s a wonderfully informative summary of the Civil War up to that point (of course, from the North’s point of view). Terrific read, if you have the time.  Full text here. But, again, it is remembered only for being unmemorable.

Great sermons are exactly like Lincoln’s speech: Short! No one ever left a church service thinking, “Man, I wish that sermon was longer!“. Therefore, I shall follow Abe’s formula, and keep the sermonizing of each truth to about 300 words.  The fact is, each of these five verses of truth presented here are also so simple, yet elegant, that they hardly require any sermonizing at all. Truth defends itself.

I have know these verses my entire adult life. Meditated on them. Lived them — as even now in the Autumn of my life, where much of my faith has withered, and The Last Remaining Life clings precariously. Actually, I can’t think of a good reason why anyone should listen to me.

Except that God once even spoke to a human by way of a jackass (Numbers 22:28)!  That means I qualify. I will reveal what I believe is God’s message, not mine, to the best of my ability — imperfect as that may be.

NOTE: I will write using Jesus’ voice. This will be done in a similar manner as recorded in Revelation 2-3. There, in the letters to the seven churches Jesus offers praise (but not always), and condemnations (but not always), and the rewards that come to those “who have ears“.  Just to be clear, it is what I believe Jesus would post on the internet today … but, I did not actually hear His voice. My hotline to God has been disconnected.

1)– Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” —- Proverbs 22:6

“Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.”—- Lenin

“I commend you for obeying my command to ‘be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth’.

But, I have this against you; I have commanded YOU to train up your children, the apple of my eye. Why, then, did you relinquish your responsibility to those (you call them ‘government schools’) who only desire to corrupt your children’s minds, to turn them into robots incapable of receiving my gift of free will? Why do let the whores of your age (you call it ‘television’) enter into your homes day and night to fill the minds (your Learned Ones call this ‘brainwashing’) of my precious Little Ones? These whoreish creatures, with their unimaginable filth and endless lies, who turn children away from Me, all the while polluting the hearts of my Little Ones with the god of this age (you call it ‘consumerism’).

I rained down fire and brimstone upon Sodom and Gomorrah for far less. Why, then, do you think you will escape my wrath? Did I not warn you that those who corrupt my Little Ones, that it would be better for them to place a millstone around their necks, and drown themselves? My Cup Of Anger will be made known to you as your land (you call it ‘America’) is swept into the dustbin of history, as so many unrighteous nations have been before yours. The wheels of my indignation are already rolling towards the end of your Days of Iniquity.Mene mene tekel upharsim!

Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the people. My servant David sang; — “Through the praise of children and infants, you have established a stronghold against your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger.” So, it shall be for you, my beloved. Raise your children well, and I will heap goodness, milk and honey, and healing upon your land for generations to come”

Read More @ TheBurningPlatform.com