The vaunted Obama "National Security Team" tells us their "broad-based coalition" is "succeeding" against the savages who variously describe themselves as ISIS, ISIL, IS or "The Caliphate." That's according to White House spokesman Josh Earnest in press briefings on October 14 and 15. Don't believe it.
Here – from friends with "boots on the ground" – are facts about what's really happening that the Obama administration either doesn't know, doesn't want you to know – or both:
Vehicle driven by Hamas member careens into people at light rail station; eight others injured, suspect shot; Netanyahu blames Abbas 'incitement'
You've no doubt heard of the classic Star Wars movie, The Empire Strikes Back. Well, it's time for a new movie and it's just starting. It's called, The Pastors Strike Back.
Folks, we are beginning to see pastors rise up. Will it last? In the evangelical community, this is at critical mass. Will the flock respond?
Administration caught red-handed with smoking gun document.
The Obama administration may be planning to issue 34 million work visas and green cards in coming weeks without the required legal authorization from Americans' elected representatives in Congress, according to a recently uncovered government procurement order.
If 34 million individuals were amnestied the U.S. population would grow by more than a tenth.
And Timothy reminded us that,
"All who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution" (II Timothy 3:12)
And I'm pretty sure that it's mostly just us U.S. Christians who are really taken by surprise. Because certain American preachers (Oral Roberts, A. A. Allen, Robert Tilton, T. L. Osborn, John Osteen -- Joel's father--, Creflo Dollar, and Kenneth Hagin, for a few) were the main progenitors of the prosperity gospel.
I think it surprises us for two reasons:
Do you trust the news media? Do you believe that the information that they are giving you is true and accurate? If you answered yes to either of those questions, that places you in a steadily shrinking minority. Yes, on average Americans watch approximately 153 hours of television a month, but for their news they are increasingly turning to alternative sources of information such as this website. Big news channels such as CNN, MSNBC and Fox News are losing hordes of viewers, and they are desperately searching for answers.
A group working to protect Christians from blasphemy laws has said that international pressure on Pakistan is needed to overturn the death penalty handed to Christian mother of five Asia Bibi. Christian leaders in Pakistan have vowed to continue appealing the case and fighting for the mother's life.
"We continue to hope because, as Christians, our faith nourishes hope.
Opening night's performance interrupted with boos, shouts; NY mayor says rights of cultural institutions must be respected
Politicians including former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani joined a crowd of demonstrators outside the Metropolitan Opera on Monday as part of an ongoing protest over an opera focused on the death of a Jewish man that critics say glorifies his Palestinian killers.
Gilbert points to Revelation 6:8 to underscore her concerns about what may be coming: "So I looked, and behold, a pale horse. And the name of him who sat on it was Death, and Hades followed with him. And power was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword, with hunger, with death, and by the beasts of the earth."
The word for "beasts" in this passage comes from the Greek word therion, which, according to Gilbert, literally means "tiny beasts."
Federal officials warned companies Monday that hackers have stolen more than 500 million financial records over the past 12 months, essentially breaking into banks without ever entering a building.