Headlines & Articles — Friday, February 17th, 2017
Fox News: Conservatives To Mobilize Amid Anti-Trump Protests
As liberal protesters step up confrontations with Republican lawmakers, leaders of the original Tea Party movement that wrote the book on those tactics are reassembling their political army – dispatching activists to push a conservative agenda that includes tax reform and dismantling ObamaCare....
Washington Court Rules Against Christian Grandma Florist Fined for Not Working Gay Wedding, Heads To SCOTUS
The Washington State Supreme Court has ruled against a Christian florist who was fined for refusing to provide her services for a same-sex wedding. Now, the florist will ask the highest court in the land to hear her case.....
CBN News: Why Trump's Top LGBT Activist Pick is Ruffling Conservative Feathers 
Evangelicals are raising their brows after President Trump decided to keep Randy Berry as the State Department's leading LGBT diplomat.  President Obama appointed Berry to be the Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons, a job specifically created to fight discrimination against gay rights in the U.S. and around the world. ....
Daily Signal:US Economic Freedom Has Hit a Historic LowWhat Happened?
....According to the 2017 index, the U.S. ranks 17th out of 180 rated economies, lagging behind other comparable advanced economies such as Switzerland (fourth), Australia (fifth), Canada (seventh), and the United Kingdom (12th). The U.S. remains mired in the ranks of the “mostly free,” the second-tier economic freedom status into which it dropped in 2010. Since 1995, the index has measured a nation’s commitment to........
Baptist Standard: Will the SBC Executive Board Follow Messengers' Votes and Remove Churches?
The Baptist General Convention of Texas’ Executive Board faces some serious decisions when it holds its winter meeting in Dallas next week. Will it follow the will of messengers to the 2016 BGCT annual meeting and remove churches not in “harmonious cooperation” with the convention?....
Reason: IRS Won’t Reject Tax Returns That Don’t Answer Health Insurance Question
How much difference does a single line on a tax form make? For Obamacare’s individual mandate, the answer might be quite a lot. Following President Donald Trump’s executive order instructing agencies to provide relief from the health law, the Internal Revenue Service appears to be taking a more lax approach to the coverage requirement....
China Practices For War With US - Tests Preemptive Missile Strike Against US....
Are States One Step Closer to De-Funding Planned Parenthood?
A newly passed resolution allows states to starve Planned Parenthood of taxpayer dollars. Congresswoman Diane Black, R - Tenn., spearheaded H.J.R. 43, essentially overturning the Obama Administrations's order that forced sates to give Title X funding to abortion giants like Planned Parenthood. Now, states have the freedom to cut abortion funding without fear of pressure from the government.....
Christian News Net: Historic Cave Discovery in Israel Renews Hopes of Finding More Dead Sea Scrolls....
Iran Continues To Call for Israel’s Destruction Despite Nuclear Deal 
Iranian leaders’ calls for Israel’s destruction have not abated at all in the 20 months since the Iranian nuclear deal was signed, meaning that those who claimed the deal would moderate Iranian attitudes were completely wrong…“There is absolutely no indication of one iota of moderation by the Iranian elite in their hostile intentions toward Israel since the conclusion of the Iran nuclear agreement.....
CBN News: How Do Americans Really Feel About Evangelicals?
Americans have developed better relationships with every major religious group except evangelical Christians. A Pew Research study released today says Jews, Muslims, Atheists, Catholics, Buddhists, and Hindus have all improved their standing with Americans, but relations with Evangelicals haven't budged since 2014. Despite their stagnant relationship, 44 percent of Americans say they feel positively about Evangelicals. However, much of that favor comes from Evangelical Americans themselves. The ratings drop to only 32 percent when responses from fellow Evangelicals are removed. ...
Turkey - A Prophetic Piece Aligned
....We all had hope of a slow gradual change in Turkey as one soul at a time was reached for Christ. We prayed that this secular yet Muslim nation would lead other Islamic nations to shake off the oppressive yoke of the Koran, so the Word of God could grow. Unfortunately, I am saddened to say from a recent trip back to Turkey and what has been unfolding politically over the last decade, the nation of Turkey I once knew, and loved and prayed for is no more. The Koranic curtain closes upon Turkey.....
The Globalists Strike Back With A Major Push Toward A Cashless Society
Their agenda may be on the rocks in the United States at the moment, but that doesn’t mean that the globalists are giving up. In fact, a major push toward a cashless society is being made in the European Union right now....
Abrahams: Proponents of ‘Diversity’ Tried to Force My Religious Group Off Campus
Recent news about U.S. colleges has not been flattering. We’ve seen a tidal wave of stories from campus protests and violent riots, to sexual assault and purported millennial “safe spaces.” But obscured by the attention-grabbing headlines is the reality that many students are actively engaged in campus communities that foster cultural and intellectual diversity, encourage innovative thinking, and create opportunities for enriching and helping others in their campus communities and around the world.  I know, because that’s part of my story.....
NY Times: For Religious Conservatives, Success and Access at the Trump White House
....Mr. Trump, a profane, bombastic, thrice-married New Yorker, may not have been the candidate many religious conservatives prayed would win the White House. But the mutually beneficial arrangement he has nurtured with the Christian right is already starting to nudge the government in a more conservative direction.....
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Headlines & Articles — Thursday, February 16th, 2017
Trump Promises Israel That Iran Will Never Get Bomb
President Donald Trump hailed the United States’ “unbreakable” bond with Israel on Wednesday and promised Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that Iran would never be permitted to build a nuclear weapon. Trump’s vow was designed to address Israeli concerns over the nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers, which Netanyahu has warned expires too soon to permanently remove the threat. “With this visit the United States, again, reaffirms our unbreakable bond with our cherished ally, Israel,” Trump said. “The security challenges faced by Israel are enormous, including the threat of Iran’s nuclear ambitions, which I’ve talked a lot about,” he said. “One of the worst deals I’ve ever seen is the Iran deal. My administration has already imposed new sanctions on Iran, and I will do more to prevent Iran from ever developing — I mean ever — a nuclear weapon.”....
CBN News:Iranian Nuclear Deal Tops Trump, Netanyahu Talks
Iran, Jerusalem and Israeli settlements will all be on the agenda when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Trump meet on Wednesday. But aside from the topics, Israel is expecting a big improvement in U.S.-Israel relations....
Trump Open to One-State Solution to Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he was open to any solution for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, including ditching the "two-state solution" to the decades-long land dispute. "I'm looking at two-state and one-state and I like the one that both parties like. I'm very happy with the one that both parties like. I can live with either one," replied Trump, according to an NPR transcript.....
Benjamin Netanyahu: ‘No Greater Supporter of the Jewish People’ than Donald Trump
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised Donald Trump and his staff for their support of Israel during a press conference at the White House on Wednesday. “I’ve known the president and I’ve known his family and his team for a long time. There is no greater supporter of the Jewish people and the Jewish state than president Donald Trump,” Netanyahu said. “I think we should put that to rest.”....
Poll: Majority of Hispanics Support Deporting Criminal Illegal Aliens, Plurality Back Defunding of Sanctuary Cities....
100,000 Massacred, Over 2 Million Displaced in Boko Haram's War to Eradicate Christianity
Islamic terror group Boko Haram has now reportedly killed close to 100,000 people, both Muslims and Christians, and displaced over two million citizens in its ongoing quest to eradicate Christianity from Nigeria.....
The Stream: Dutch Woman With Alzheimers Euthanized — Even After She Changed Her Mind....
Many Meteorologists Question Climate Change Science
....Michaels, a former meteorologist at WBZ-TV, lost her job as a science reporter at WGBH’s show “Greater Boston” last week after colleagues raised concerns about her views on vaccines and climate change. She had previously questioned the safety of vaccines and the evidence that human activity was causing global warming.......
Study Finds Cohabiting Parents Twice as Likely to Split as Married Parents 
Children born to unmarried, cohabiting parents—both in the United States and across Europe—are nearly twice as likely to see their parents split up, compared to children born to married parents. A new study from the Institute for Family Studies and Social Trends Institute examines family stability among cohabiting and married-parent families from numerous countries across the world. The findings provide evidence against some common myths about cohabitation and children’s family stability.....
Religious Freedom Could Top Sessions Civil Rights Priorities
When President Donald Trump spoke to the National Prayer Breakfast this month, he underscored his vow to defend the religious rights of the conservative Christians who helped propel him to power. Now, they expect the Justice Department under new Attorney General Jeff Sessions will reposition itself as a champion of that religious freedom. It would be a welcome change for conservative Christians....
Obama's 'Gift to Planned Parenthood' Likely to Be Rescinded by Congress
The House of Representatives is advancing a resolution that would overturn an Obama Era federal measure meant to prevent states from defunding Planned Parenthood.....
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Headlines & Articles — Wednesday, February 15th, 2017
ISIS' 'Sickening' Genocide Against Christians— Why Is the UN Still Silent, Asks ACLJ
The American Center for Law and Justice has asked the United Nations Human Rights Council why it continues to be silent and refuses to formally identify Christians and other religious minorities as victims of genocide at the hands of the Islamic State terror group, despite well-documented evidence.....
Jerusalem Post: Netanyahu Lands In Washington Amid Annexation Calls
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu landed in Washington for his first meeting with US President Donald Trump amid calls by right-wing members of his government to annex part, if not all, of Area C of the West Bank, otherwise known as Judea and Samaria. Netanyahu did not address the complicated issues surrounding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict when he landed........
Rod Dreher: Trump Continues Obama LGBT Foreign Policy
The Trump administration has decided to keep President Barack Obama’s top advocate for gay rights issues at the State Department in defiance of evangelical groups who called for his immediate expulsion, Foreign Policy has learned.....
Frank Cannon: Are Republicans in Congress About to Betray Pro-Lifers While 'Fixing' Obamacare?
There’s a famous saying warning that those who do not study history are doomed to repeat it. As the Trump administration and Republicans in Congress begin the process of fulfilling their campaign promise to “repeal and replace” Obamacare, it makes sense to review the legislative history of a key component of that law to ensure that the errors of the past are not repeated. In 2010, as President Obama’s signature health care program was.....
We Must Start Building Third Temple Today, Says Temple Experts
The man in charge of organizing the Third Temple construction thinks he knows what it will take to jump-start the process. Like any other commandment, it is incumbent upon the Jews to perform it themselves, and not to wait for God to perform it for them.....
Gene Veith: An Obituary For a Contemptible Life
A woman recently wrote an obituary for her father, who, she said, would “be missed only for what he never did; being a loving husband, father and good friend.”  He died at age 74, “which was 29 years longer than expected and much longer than he deserved.”...My first impulse was to laugh, then to appreciate the brutal honesty, then to be disturbed...A news story confirms that the man abused his family, having been arrested several times, including for pouring boiling water on his wife.  But imagine living a life that inspired your family to write an obituary like this.....
Baylor Students Petition School to Become 'Sanctuary Campus;' Say It's Not a Political Stance....
Joseph Puder: EU Globalists Resent Israel's Nationalism
.... What is at the core of the EU nastiness toward Israel is not so much the legality or illegality of the Knesset’s “regularization law,” but rather the unique nationalism of the Jewish state that runs counter to the post-nationalism and globalism of the EU. ..
Bruce W. Davidson: The Perils of Religious Romanticism
....In its reaction against contemporary scientific rationalism, Postmodernism can be seen as one recent manifestation of Romanticism, as Gene Veith remarks.  Among Christians, that trend has taken the form of a rebellion against a focus on theology and an emphasis on religious experience.....
Christian Post: Mass Rape Epidemic of Women, Girls and Teenage Boys Inside France Refugee Camp....
UK Sun: Three Teens Are Arrested After ‘Half-Naked Girl, 15, Is Killed In Suspected Satanic Ritual ....
Daniel Greenfield: The Rape and Slavery That No Campus Will Condemn
 "I don’t think it’s morally evil to own somebody."  "A male owner of a female slave has the right to sexual access to her.”  These views don’t come from an ISIS underground bunker, but out of the brilliantly lit halls of Georgetown University where rape and slavery are defended by an Islamic studies professor.
Georgetown had changed the names of Mulledy Hall and McSherry Hall because Mulledy and McSherry had once been involved in selling some slaves back in the early 19th century....But defending actual slavery and rape is still okay at Georgetown. So long as it’s committed by Muslims under the license of the Koran.....
Veith: Why is Cedar Rapids So Godless?
....The second largest city in the state, with a population of only 130,000, is an island of secularism in an ocean of religion.  By virtually ever standard–Bible reading, Bible believing, church attendance–Cedar Rapids scores closer to the big coastal cities than any of its midwestern neighbors.  Nearly half (47%) of its adults are “nones,” holding to no particular religion at all.  That’s the same percentage as Los Angeles county. So why is this?  People are trying to figure that out. ....
CBN News: Why Most Americans Believe a Heartbeat Should Mean No Abortion
A remarkable new study from the Barna group reveals that 69 percent of Americans believe unborn babies with heartbeats should not be aborted. The study comes as the U.S. House of Representatives is set to discuss the "Heartbeat Bill" this Thursday, a law that would protect babies in the womb with a detectable heartbeat.. The bill has support from nearly every side on the political spectrum. A majority of Republicans, Independents, and Democrats are behind it.....
China Practices For WarTests Preemptive Missile Strike Against US
The increasing tension between the United States and China has been no secret in recent years, but now satellite evidence appears to indicate that China is preparing for a crippling, preemptive missile strike in the Pacific.  The evidence gleaned from Chinese rocket battery training grounds is easy to miss at first, until the pattern emerges from the targets.  Across numerous training grounds, the rocket targets are clearly designed to imitate the shape and dimensions of United States military targets. Thomas Shugart describes  how the training areas are configured to replicate US bases........
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Payday Someday    I Kng 21:18,19,23  Mat 10:28
Is Hell a Myth?      Mat. 10:28
Prepare To Meet Thy God    Amos 4:12
The Meaning of Christmas    Luke 1:78
Ichabod: Goodbye To Glory     1 Sam. 4:18-22

Billy Sunday
Broken Down Altars    1 Kng 18:30
Show Thyself a Man     1 Kng 2:2
The Devil's Boomerangs     Ecc 11:9
Teach Us To Pray      Luk 11:1
The Blood of Jesus Christ    Heb 9:13-14

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I Would, But Ye Would Not!    Mat 23:37
Open House For All Comers   Luke 15:2
Why Some Seekers Are Not Saved   Is 59:1-2
Fathers in Christ    1 Jn 2:13,14
The Fatherhood of God     Mat 6:9
The Drawings of Divine Love    Jn 6:44-45
The Saint's Horror at the Sinner's Hell   Ps 26:9
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A Living Hope of the Hereafter    I Peter 1:3-5
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The Christian & the Non-Christian   Eph. 4:20
The Breadth, Length, Depth, Height of God's Love
God Or Mammon    Matt. 6:19-24

T. DeWitt Talmage
The Laughter of the Bible    Psalm 126:2  2:4
The Power of Kindness    Prov. 15:15
Windows Opened Toward Jerusalem   Dan 6:10
The Ministry of Tears    Rev 7:17
The Spider in Palaces    Pro 30:28

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Christ's Call To Courage    Matt. 9:2, 22
The Optimism of Faith    Heb. 11:1
Christ's Vision of Jerusalem    Luke 9:51
As An Eagle...The Lord Did Lead    Deut. 32:11-12
How To Succeed In Life    Prov. 3:6
 
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