The shocking apostasy of our times -- OTM
A recently recorded video is circulating online of Victoria Osteen, wife of megachurch speaker and author Joel Osteen, calling on congregants at Lakewood Church to 'do good for your own self' because obedience, the church and worship are not for God as much as for self-happiness.
The national Common Core State Standards Initiative movement is in full retreat, with eight states now officially outside its dark umbrella. Even the Republican National Committee has adopted a resolution calling for the rejection of the Common Core standards, and pundits are now calling the Common Core "toxic" for candidates in the 2014 election.
That's all good news. Yet, for citizens who care about the decisions being made about civics, history and social studies curriculum in our public schools, the nefarious Common Core standards are only a symptom of a seductive lunacy, not the disease.
Islamic jihadists boast of burrowing activities 4 days into truce
TEL AVIV – Four days into a cease-fire, Hamas is already starting to construct new tunnels in the Gaza Strip, Hamas sources claimed to WND.
One of the primary objectives of Israel's military campaign in Gaza the past few weeks has been to demolish the series of tunnels that snaked throughout Gaza, with exits both inside Israel and across the Egypt border.
Matthew 24:21 reads, "For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be." This passage says that the Tribulation, also called the Day of the Lord, is going to be the worst time period in all of human history. It will be so bad that it'll be unlike anything experienced before in world events. Humanity will endure an apocalyptic era.
While there is no excuse for the brutality that's being carried out in Iraq, what we fail to see is the moral hypocrisy that ought to be a scandal in America. Yes we should, and hopefully will, stand up to the jihadists, but doesn't it seem hypocritical? Why? In Iraq there are foreign invaders brutalizing and beheading children. In America we brutalize and behead our own children! Surgical abortion is nothing less horrific or less brutal than what we see happening to the children in Iraq, only WE ARE DOING IT TO OUR OWN CHILDREN!
A new Israeli poll shows that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's job approval rating has suffered dramatically in the wake of the Gaza ceasefire, which many Israelis felt was premature. At the same time, another poll shows that Israel's right-wing parties would gain if new elections were held now.
As many Western politicians and religious leaders continue to perpetrate the propaganda that Islam is a religion of peace, noted culture expert and author Alex McFarland says that not only is Islam not a peaceful religion but it is also the second-worst thing to happen to humanity, behind the fall of mankind.
Pitched battles between President Bashar Assad's forces and Islamist rebels in Syria, fighting in the area of Quneitra spilled over into Israel Wednesday morning as an al-Qaeda linked rebel group reportedly took control of the only crossing between Israel and Syria.
A border monitoring group reported that Syrian rebels, including al-Qaeda's affiliate Al-Nusra Front, seized control of the border crossing.
Choudary claimed Christians are returning to Mosul, Iraq, because they have "realized life under Shariah is much better."
Hannity asked about Islam's treatment of women (Choudary said they "aren't slabs of meat in Islam"), about homosexuality under Islam (people "will not be doing this"), and handling rape cases, which under Islam requires four male witnesses ("if there are witnesses, of course they will be punished.")