Shaking in Islam

Praying for Muslims

Friday, April 28, 2017

For the past 14 centuries, Islam has opposed Christ. It has proclaimed Muhammad the greatest and last of all prophets, the Quran the final revelation from God to man, and the Sharia the best law for humans.

During all that time, the Church seemed to be at a loss to know what to do regarding Islam.

However, intensive prayers for Muslims have arisen in recent decades. Many God-fearing, Christ-worshipping brothers and sisters around the world are interceding for Muslims. We believe God is answering our prayers, and a great shaking is about to take place. We believe that Muslims will come to Christ in unprecedented numbers. He is the only Lord and Savior. He alone is the one true refuge.

Prayer

Almighty God, our compassionate and merciful Father, we come to you with a sense of awe and responsibility to pray for the vast Muslim world…

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BREAKING: Sessions Announces Illegal Aliens Who Illegally Re-Enter The U.S. Will Be Charged With a Felony

Speaking from the U.S.-Mexico border in Nogales, Arizona Tuesday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced major changes to Justice Department protocol when it comes to charging and prosecuting illegal aliens.

“For those that continue to seek improper and illegal entry into this country, be forewarned:  This is a new era.  This is the Trump era.  The lawlessness, the abdication of the duty to enforce our immigration laws and the catch and release practices of old are over,” Sessions said.

Here are the details (bolding is mine):

Starting today, federal prosecutors are now required to consider for prosecution all of the following offenses:

  • The transportation or harboring of aliens.  As you know too well, this is a booming business down here.  No more.  We are going to shut down and jail those who have been profiting off this lawlessness — people smuggling gang members across the border, helping convicted criminals re-enter this country and preying on those who don’t know how dangerous the journey can be.
  • Further, where an alien has unlawfully entered the country, which is a misdemeanor, that alien will now be charged with a felony if they unlawfully enter or attempt enter a second time and certain aggravating circumstances are present.
  • Also, aliens that illegally re-enter the country after prior removal will be referred for felony prosecution — and a priority will be given to such offenses, especially where indicators of gang affiliation, a risk to public safety or criminal history are present.
  • Fourth:  where possible, prosecutors are directed to charge criminal aliens with document fraud and aggravated identity theft — the latter carrying a two-year mandatory minimum sentence.

Further, Sessions said prosecuting those who assault federal law enforcement officers will be a priority.

“If someone dares to assault one of our folks in the line of duty, they will do federal time for it,” Sessions said.

The Attorney General also emphasized the administration’s focus on dismantling violent cartels and dangerous gangs inside America cities.

“When we talk about MS-13 and the cartels, what do we mean?  We mean criminal organizations that turn cities and suburbs into warzones, that rape and kill innocent citizens and who profit by smuggling poison and other human beings across our borders.  Depravity and violence are their calling cards, including brutal machete attacks and beheadings,” Sessions said. “With the President’s Executive Orders on Border Security, Transnational Criminal Organizations and Public Safety as our guideposts, we will execute a strategy that once again secures the border; apprehends and prosecutes those criminal aliens that threaten our public safety; takes the fight to gangs like MS-13 and Los Zetas; and makes dismantlement and destruction of the cartels a top priority.”

 

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My Philosophy of Mental Illness

Image result for professor Mike AdamsBy Professor Mike Adams

Recently, I received an email from a professor in the philosophy department at Guilford College. Her short, strange, and unsolicited missive asked whether it was true that I think that “transgender folk” are “mentally ill.” She went on to say that such a view is “an insupportable position” that is “unworthy of a scholar.” She concluded her brief sermon by informing me that her “preferred pronouns” are “she, her, and hers.”

Although I don’t usually answer unsolicited emails I can answer her question succinctly: Yes, I do think “transgender folk” are mentally ill. I also think that any professor who actually thinks that my stated position on the mental stability of “transgendered folk” disqualifies me as a scholar qualifies as mentally ill. Please allow me to explain.

Until recently, it was understood that a man who thought he was a woman (or a woman who thought he was a man) suffered from Gender Identity Disorder, or GID. As Matt Walsh explains in his brilliant new book, The Unholy Trinity, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) was only recently pressured into removing GID from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM). This was done solely for political reasons.

Now that GID is gone and has been replaced with “gender dysphoria,” which is not considered a mental illness, we are no longer treating it. Instead of trying to change a man’s feelings when he becomes convinced he is a she, we now try to change his body to match his feelings. This is done either by hormonal injection, surgical alteration, or both.

Obviously, this is part of a big change of philosophy in the span of just a few months. Hence, I believe it would be a good idea to review the different stages of this rapid change and briefly summarize the implications for “transgendered folk” and, perhaps as importantly, for transgender activists.

Treatment. Back when we used to treat “transgendered folk” as suffering from GID we intuitively recognized that we were dealing with a mental illness. If someone thought he was a she we treated him. We would no more want him to have his genitals surgically removed under the guise that he was a woman than we would want them sewn onto his forehead under the guise that he was a unicorn. If you think that sounds harsh, you are wrong. Treating people who are sick with the goal of keeping them from hurting themselves is not cruelty. It is called compassion.

Tolerance. When we removed GID from the DSM we did so under the banner of tolerance. But tolerance presupposes a moral judgment. In other words, we were declaring that although we judged something was wrong with people suffering from GID we would no longer express our judgment – so others would heap praise upon us for being “open-minded.” If you think that sounds harsh, you are right. When people refuse to help other people who are sick and thus allow them to hurt themselves it is called cruelty.

Acceptance. When you actually accept the idea that the he is a she then you have crossed a pretty serious line. Quite often, those who say they accept the transgender delusion are lying. They just want to come across as hip or cutting edge. But if they actually accept the delusion then they are also suffering from a delusion. Put simply, if you look at the he who says he is a she and actually come to believe he is a she you have lost your sanity. It is no different than hearing a man declare that he is a poached egg and then coming to believe that he really is a poached egg. In other words, true acceptance and internalization of craziness is properly dubbed as craziness.

Mandatory Acceptance. Once you cross the final line and go from merely adopting the other person’s delusion to demanding that others do the same there is really no turning back. The very idea that a professor with a PhD in philosophy would have the unmitigated gall to demand that I adopt her delusions in order to be “worthy” to be classified alongside her as a “scholar” shows that the inmates have taken over the asylum. But it shows much more than that. It also reveals that rigid ideological conformity has now replaced reasoned debate in higher (hire?) education. This mindset can be referred to as intellectual coercion. To the extent that it demands conformity without debate it can also be dubbed as intellectual cowardice.

Making identity relative is not the final goal of these so-called progressives. But with it all things are now possible. It takes a complete divorce from biological law in order to affect a complete divorce from the moral law. This, in turn, will allow these so-called progressives to eventually become gods. That is their final goal.  It’s been that way since the fall of man.

Of course, if their identity relativism is false then it is false. But if relativism is true then it is also false. Thus, there can be no objective standards by which to judge whether my views are “unworthy of a scholar.” All that matters is my subjective view of my own worthiness. Once that standard is accepted then teaching is rendered obsolete. The idea of peer-reviewed research is also rendered obsolete. We have all been appointed to lifetime tenure as our own judges.

In the final analysis, one thing is certain if this worldview prevails. We must acknowledge that the pursuit of truth was never anything more than a sad delusion.

https://townhall.com/columnists/mikeadams/2017/04/11/my-philosophy-of-mental-illness-n2311572

U.S. CHURCH NOT READY FOR WHAT’S COMING

Image result for church under persecutionIt’s an unfortunate truth says Jake McCandless, the head of Prophecy Simplified and the author of the new book “Spiritual Prepper: Tapping Into Overlooked Prophecies To Prepare You For Doomsday.”

“Following Christ is not an easy road,” said McCandless. “It’s a blessed road, but it’s not an easy road. And our faithfulness is being challenged in a wide number of ways.”

In America, he said, “because we are blessed to worship with such freedom and to really walk with Christ, there’s no gateway at the beginning where you say, ‘I’m going to be persecuted if I follow Christ.’”

“But in other parts of the world, you know that if you make that profession of faith and you’re going to be baptized and you’re going to follow Christ, you know you’re going to face persecution right off the bat,” he said.Image result for church under persecution

“We’re just weak! We’re not even thinking we could face struggles. And that puts us in a dangerous spot.

“And because of the lack of strength within churches, I think a lot of those who have a heart to live for the Lord are just discouraged. That’s a struggle we face. We just need to know from the get go we’re not being trained up as fast as Christians from the past and in other parts of the world, which makes us susceptible to the challenges we may face.”

McCandless made the comments in a recent interview on the “Freedom Friday” radio show with Carl Gallups, the author of “When The Lion Roars” and a passionate advocate of using prophetic teachings in ministry.

McCandless and Gallups agreed American Christians seem to have largely abandoned the study of prophecy, especially younger believers.

“You seem a little young to be interested in prophecy; there’s not many millennials out there who are interested,” McCandless said he is often told. But he argues exploring prophecy is critical to revitalizing the American church. Gallups also said a study of prophecy is simply a logical extension of the study of the Bible.

“Just about a quarter of Scripture has to do with prophecy, and half of that has to do with the last days, the generation that will just precede the return of the Lord,” he said. “People want that practical connection. What does this mean for me? How then should I live?

Image result for church under persecution“I think it’s changing, but by and large, up until very recently, the church has not paid much attention to prophecy, the millennial generation especially. They kind of mock it and scoff, which of course the Word of God said would happen in the last days.”

McCandless said Christians should understand prophecy is not just about huge grand events during the end times, but about gaining insight into what is happening right now and the specific challenges facing the church.

“Prophecy is avoided by so many,” he said. “And not just pastors, but in the congregations. I go somewhere, and there’s maybe one or two who have a great interest in prophecy; but the great majority of the congregation have just not touched it at all. So they’re needing that just basic level of walking through what Scripture says.

“When we think prophecy, we think we’re going to hear something about the Mark of the Beast, the coming Antichrist, the geopolitical scene at the end times. Now that’s true, and that needs to be taught and there’s a lot out there. But there’s a lot of passages that are very familiar, but we don’t look at them as prophetic. It really got a hold of me that there are passages that describe humanity and especially Christians at the end of the age, in terms of their morality and their faith.

“We find in 2 Timothy how many will turn away from the truth and will search out things which just allow them to gravitate to their own passions. We find in 2 Peter 3 about the scoffing. And in Matthew 24:10, it says many will turn away at this time.”

The prophetic prediction of a “falling away” from the faith, McCandless said, deeply informs his ministry. He warns Christians they need to actively prepare for persecution.

“I’m standing in front of the congregation, asking myself if I have done enough to prepare them to stand through these challenges now and in the future,” McCandless said, describing a common experience for him.

It was with the aim of helping Christians meet this challenge that McCandless wrote “Spiritual Prepper.” The book seeks to reinforce the faith of American Christians, especially by describing the circumstances Christians face overseas.

“In the book, I’m walking through what I think are seven to eight direct challenges we’re facing from these overlooked prophecies, especially Matthew 24,” he said.

“I began by talking about the persecution our brothers and sisters are facing in places like Iraq and Syria, where you have parents making a decision for Christ, knowing that could mean their young daughters being sold into sexual slavery. And I contrast that in the beginning of the book with hurt feelings. What I saw the most, when I was a pastor, was the reason people were not regularly participating in church was because they would have their feelings hurt!”

In contrast, McCandless calls for a new spirit of commitment and a passionate search for biblical truth.

“One of the problems is false teaching,” he said. “You find a different kind of church on every corner that’s teaching different things. You can find every 30 minutes or hour on a different television station someone teaching something different. Not everybody’s going to be right when there are that many messages going out, you know? And I think that’s something we really got to get a hold of to find the truth, to be aware of that.”

And McCandless promises that believers who explore these overlooked prophecies and incorporate these teachings will be able to deepen their own faith and strengthen their congregations.

“It’s just missing that next element of going to that next level of your faith and your walk in the Lord,” McCandless commented of American Christianity today.

Believers should be willing to take that next step. After all, McCandless argues, if people are willing to prep their homes for tough times, they should also be willing to prepare their souls.

You may call yourself a “prepper.” But are you neglecting to guard your most important treasure – your immortal soul? Don’t miss this critical warning about the time which is coming, when believers’ faith will be tested. “Spiritual Prepper” by Jake McCandless. Preorder now in the WND Superstore!
Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2017/04/prepper-expert-u-s-church-not-ready-for-whats-coming/#0L2puAjOyxX6kCJH.99

Confronting (or at least noticing) America’s coordinated wars on privacy, liberty, freedom, gender, family, and Syria.

http://www.firebreathingchristian.com/archives/14821

As we roll from last week’s story of the American Surveillance State spying on an American President-elect into this week’s story of the American Military Industrial Complex clawing its way to within talon’s grasp of securing yet another war on the other side of the planet, we are well served to note two primary attributes of the tyrannical nightmare state described in Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four:

  1. A comprehensive surveillance system designed to control and suppress the State’s citizens, and…
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  2. A State commitment to perpetual war overseas.

Which brings us neatly to ‘Merica, the self-described “land of the free” and home to both: 1. A surveillance state system the likes of which would make a Gestapo or KGB chief weep with envy, and 2. A massive debt-funded, globe-spanning military machine hell-bent on advancing Orwell’s perpetual war model at every opportunity, even if it has to create those opportunities itself (which it often does, and happily so).

Combine that with the American State’s Supreme Court- and Left/Right paradigm-fueled war on family and gender, and we should at least begin to get a clue that, after generations of the same basic, pagan approaches leading to the same basic, satanic results, none of this stuff is accidental. None of it is coincidental. And none of it is gonna get better until we start dealing  honestly with the flagrantly evil system of systems operating openly, and ever more aggressively, all around us.

Statism kills.

Even when it wears red, white, and blue.

Even when it sings patriotic songs.

And even when it pays lip service to God.

Statism inherently wages war on true liberty, true freedom, privacy, property rights, families, babies, and everything else; and it does so purposefully.

That “purposefully” bit is both the part of the equation that we most need to understand. It is also the part that we most want to ignore, dismiss or avoid (at the behest of every American Corporate/State tool and mouthpiece, of course).

So please take a moment to stop and think biblically.

Stop waving your flag for just a sec.

Set it down.

Stop swilling down the Rush Limbaugh, Fox News, CNN or MSNBC talking points.

Stop swimming in the raw sewage of Pagan Left/Right propaganda that dominates the culture and professional pagan media.

Instead, open your Bible.

Read it.

Dive into the details.

See what God has clearly said about the role and limitations of the State.

See how God has defined reality for all of us, whether we like it or not.

See what His unbreakable Law says about how all things must function in order to persist in His creation.

Pray to Him for clarity.

Test your beliefs in light of His Word.

Test your traditions in light of His Word.

Test even your most cherished thoughts, relationships, concepts, and possessions to see to it that they have not become idols – idols that are easily and eagerly used by those waging war on all that is truly good.

Before we can confront and correct the coordinated efforts of the American Anti-Christian State, we have to recognize those efforts for the coordinated, destructive, and purposeful things that they are.

 

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206 U.S. organizations funded by George Soros

Fellowship of the Minds

Source: DiscoverTheNetworks.org

A. Organizations directly funded by Soros and his Open Society Foundations (OSF):

  1. Advancement Project: This organization works to organize “communities of color” into politically cohesive units while disseminating its leftist worldviews and values as broadly as possible by way of a sophisticated communications department.
  2. Air America Radio: Now defunct, this was a self-identified “liberal” radio network.
  3. Al-Haq: This NGO produces highly politicized reports, papers, books, and legal analyses regarding alleged Israeli human-rights abuses committed against Palestinians.
  4. All of Us or None: This organization seeks to change voting laws — which vary from state to state — so as to allow ex-inmates, parolees, and even current inmates to cast their ballots in political elections.
  5. Alliance for Justice: Best known for its activism vis a vis the appointment of federal judges, this group consistently depicts Republican judicial nominees as “extremists.”
  6. America Coming Together: Soros played a…

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