President Barack Obama's administration has warned that it will veto a proposed amendment that would require the release of Pastor Saeed Abedini and three other American citizens held prisoners in Iran before any final nuclear deal agreement is reached. The American Center for Law and Justice, which represents Abedini's family, called the admittance "despicable" and "outrageous."
It was about two minutes before noon when the quake hit. Sixty-two Christians were gathered on the fourth floor of a building for their Saturday morning worship service. The ground started shaking; the fourth floor collapsed on top of the other floors below it, killing 17 Christians, including the Senior Pastor Elija Gahle.
GoFundMe's old policy on crowdfunding may not have been enough to justify its decision last weekend to kill campaigns on behalf of a Christian-owned florist and bakery — but its new policy is.
The website quietly expanded its list of banned crowdfunding activities this week shortly after The Washington Times questioned GoFundMe's reliance on its policy against campaigns in defense of "formal charges of heinous crimes" to pull fundraisers for Arlene's Flowers and for Sweet Cakes by Melissa.
Tyranny is on the horizon . . .
Justice Scalia repeatedly suggested that once a constitutional right to marry by same-sex couples was enshrined by the court, a member of the clergy could not be given civil marriage powers by the state unless he agreed to perform any and all marriages that the nation legally recognizes.
However, let us not overlook the obvious. God in His mercy has given us many, many signs that will accompany the Tribulation. Now remember, there are no signs for the Rapture, and keep in mind that the Rapture PRECEDES the Tribulation. So, since many of these signs for the Tribulation have already formed and are increasing in quantity and intensity, just as Jesus said they would, His return could be at the door.
A Dublin, Ga., middle school teacher who in March told her students that President Barack Obama isn't a Christian has been removed from the classroom to pave the way for her retirement at the end of the school year.
What should the church say to Bruce Jenner? Let's consider medical perspective on gender confusion (called "gender dysphoria"), then seek theological wisdom.
Paul McHugh is the former psychiatrist-in-chief at Johns Hopkins Hospital, where sex-reassignment surgery was first performed in the 1960s. He writes in The Wall Street Journal: "policy makers and the media are doing no favors either to the public or the transgendered by treating their confusions as a right in need of defending rather than as a mental disorder that deserves understanding, treatment and prevention."
It is so amazing that Israel, one of the smallest countries in the world, is always one of the first to help in global disasters. Not only that, but in the case of Nepal, the Israeli Aid Delegation is also the largest group of all countries!
Video footage courtesy of the Israel Defense Forces.
End-time Ecumenism on overdrive.....
Currently underway in the Heartland of America is an experiment in interfaith dialogue and coexistence: the Tri-Faith Initiative in Omaha, Nebraska. The goal of the Tri-Faith Initiative is to have a synagogue, a mosque, and a church located on a common piece of land, each with its own separate building; the Tri-Faith hopes to later add a fourth building as a shared Tri-Faith Center. The location for this venture is 35 acres in the Sterling Ridge development in Omaha.