They are in the White House.
Mathew's gospel records that, "Immediately after the tribulation... the powers of the heavens will be shaken. Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven." Guesses as to what that sign will be look like abound. Educated guesses? Not so much. For that, you see, you have to do some digging.
Standard procedure with most Christians when it comes to differences in Biblical interpretation is to find their "proof text" (meaning the verse that the expositor is going to cherry pick out of context to prove the opinion they already hold) and offer it up as evidence of their own interpretation. I dug around a while for opinions about what the sign of the son of man would be and got a lot of them.
That is why I have repeatedly stated that anyone who believes that collapsing oil prices are good for the U.S. economy is crazy. The key to how much damage this oil collapse is going to do to our economy is not how low prices ultimately go. Rather, the key is how long they stay at these low levels. If the price of oil went back to $80 a barrel next week, the damage would be fairly minimal. But if the price of oil stays at this current level for the remainder of 2015, the damage will be absolutely catastrophic. Just think of the price of oil like a hot iron. If you touch it for just a fraction of a second, it won't do too much damage. But if you press it against your skin for an hour, you will be severely damaged for the rest of your life at the very least.
Even without details of that private discussion, Francis DeBernardo, executive director of New Ways Ministry, which advocates for LGBT Catholics, tells PEOPLE that the fact that it took place is potent symbolism.
"Pope Francis's papacy has been all about encouraging the church to have personal encounters with those on the margins, and that's what this meeting was," says DeBernardo.
Take a break from bad news......
This extraordinary YouTube video (below) shows just how wonderful dogs are.
A man pretends to be drowning in front of his dog. When the dog can't see or hear the owner, he immediately springs into action! Watch as the dog jumps into the lake, tows the owner by his hand, and makes sure he's brought to safety. Incredible!
"I believe that, and I'm probably getting myself in trouble for even being so bold to say it, but that is what I believe," says Jan Markell, founder and director of Olive Tree Ministries.
That's because Israeli newspaper Haaretz has reported that Jeremy Bird, President Obama's 2012 campaign field director, has been dispatched to Tel Aviv to conduct a door-to-door campaign aimed at defeating Netanyahu in March.
Markell, Jan (Olive Tree Ministries)"I think this is an effort by our administration to topple Netanyahu," Markell, pointing to Bird's involvement, tells OneNewsNow.
Ever heard of Cloward & Piven: Overwhelm the system?
It will cost the federal government – taxpayers, that is – $50,000 for every person who gets health insurance under the Obamacare law, the Congressional Budget Office revealed on Monday.
... The numbers are daunting: It will take $1.993 trillion, a number that looks like $1,993,000,000,000, to provide insurance subsidies to poor and middle-class Americans, and to pay for a massive expansion of Medicaid and CHIP (Children's Health Insurance Program) costs.
McDonald was previously involved in the prosperity gospel movement, (i.e. the counterfeit version of Christianity falsely teaching that Christ guarantees health, wealth, and prosperity to those who have enough faith and give enough money to a prosperity gospel ministry). After being enlightened by the truth of Scripture that such a gospel is false, he now shares 3 reasons why it's really the worst pyramid scheme ever:
The BBC just reflects the sentiment of the world. . .
The BBC is no stranger to controversial statements tinged with anti-Semitic and anti-Israel sentiments, including shocking questions at the recent Paris anti-terror rally and talk of a powerful "Jewish lobby" - now it has raised ire again by suggesting it is time to forget the Holocaust.
False teachers tend to avoid difficult truths such as sin, judgment, and repentance, and focus on what people want to hear, rather than what they need to hear. (Refer to Jeremiah 23.) False teachers provide layers of truth mixed with error, but even a broken clock is right twice a day.
Today, when the truth of God's Word is spoken, people are often offended because they've been conditioned to hear "feel good" messages that do little in calling out sin.