Twelve Christians have been brutally executed by the Islamic State, including the 12-year-old son of a Syrian ministry team leader who had planted nine churches, because they refused to renounce the name of Jesus Christ and embrace Islam. The martyrs were faithful to the very end; right before one woman was beheaded by the terror group, she appeared to be smiling slightly as she said, "Jesus!"
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Jan Markell and Eric Barger host former New Ager Warren Smith for the hour. This movement is now called the "new spirituality" and you would be surprised how even evangelical leaders fit into it. The chief proponent of it is Oprah Winfrey who is now utilizing Rob Bell to further this Satanic agenda. Why would Rick Warren tap into three men with involvement in this "new spirituality" to be a part of a program at Saddleback Church? Hear from one who attended this outrageous seminar. We carry Smith's excellent book, "False Christ Coming: What New Age Leaders Really Have in Store for America, the Church, and the World." Find it here. We use the mobile app found at www.oneplace.com.
Third, Pope Francis said, "We can accomplish miraculous things in the world by merging our faiths, and the time for such a movement is now." "Merging our faiths" is a call for a one-world religion. Evidently, the Pope thinks we need to start merging our faiths now because the UN wants to establish a one-world government by 2030.
I had to smile when I first read that. Without a doubt, this entire episode is making the Obama administration look rather pathetic.
For weeks, Obama seemed to have little idea what the Russians intended to do in Syria. And now that the Russians are bombing the living daylights out of ISIS, the best that Obama can do is whine loudly about it.
The Russians appear to be succeeding where Obama failed, and this has put the U.S. government in a very precarious position in the Middle East.
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Oprah Winfrey has become more influential than most of America's pastors and religious leaders. Too many people today follow pop-culture icons and celebrities and even many Christians end up believing their teachings. Oprah has launched book sales and resuscitated careers for many authors and spiritual gurus while giving proponents of higher spirituality a platform, particularly those who promote a New Age philosophy.
Note: The Understanding the Times radio program for October 3-4 covers this very topic. It is now posted online here.
The reason it was difficult to gauge where we were on God's calendar from the 1st century until the 20th, was because the only nation God ever used as His 'geo-political' time-piece, Israel, hadn't been a nation for 1,878 years. (See Daniel 2, 9) The Dispensationalists came to understand that the Jewish nation would HAVE to be reinserted onto the world's stage again, because that is the conclusion God's word comes too if taken at face value. Isaiah 2, 11; Jeremiah 30; Ezekiel 37-39; Amos 9; Zech. 12-14 all speak to Israel existing again as a nation, for a second time, in the last days.
Conservative activist Gary Bauer is praising Benjamin Netanyahu for assuring the U.N. and Russian President Vladimir Putin that Israel will defend its interests – a stance seemingly in direct contrast to the White House.
I stand with Israel and the Jewish people and shout that the murder of Jews is not only unacceptable, but there will one day soon be a reckoning. I loathe Jew hatred and oppression more than anything else, and if the world sits on his hands, the world condemns itself and I want no part of them.
Isolated? Israel is isolated in terms of this planet's human beings. But she is not isolated in the most important ways. And while we await the justice that is swiftly coming from God, we link arms and stand with the Jewish state.
While preaching to the U.N., America, and Israel-hating choir about America's culpability in the damage to earth's environment, the pope reflected on statements he has made as chief climate-change cop. Statements like the following:
-"God will judge you whether you cared for Earth."
-"It is man who has slapped nature in the face."
-"People occasionally forgive, but nature never does."
-"The climate is a common good, belonging to all and meant for all."
Russia claims to be in Syria to help defeat ISIS, but their real purpose is to prop up Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, and further ingratiate themselves with Assad's powerful ally in the region — Iran. Wednesday's air strikes prove it. They attacked an area north of the city of Homs in Western Syria. ISIS is generally located in the northern and eastern part of Syria.