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  1. New Reality Series To Follow Bruce Jenner On His Journey To Becoming A Woman NTEB News Desk | January 28, 2015 Bruce Jenner is ready for the world to see who he really is “Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.” Luke 17:28-30 (KJV) We live in the time that the bible calls “the last days”. It is a time of spiritual, sexual and moral confusion as the Age of Grace is closing in and an unsaved world prepares to go through the time of Jacob’s trouble. Jesus Himself calls it the Great Tribulation. So with that understanding, it’s easy to see why a show about a world-famous Olympian athlete who wants to become a woman would be a big hit on TV. “It’s a docuseries featuring the Jenner family talking about Bruce ‘coming out.’ The world will see his full transformation,” a source told the magazine. As a little kid, I can recall watching Bruce Jenner win the Olympics on television, and admiring his very masculine physique and manner. A friend of my dad’s said that if you could clone him, an entire army of soldiers like that would be very powerful. That Bruce Jenner no longer exists. In his place is a confused gender-switcher who is morphing into a “woman” before our very eyes. Bruce Jenner is ready for the world to see who he really is. The former Olympian and reality star, 65, has taped an interview and is currently filming an unscripted E! reality series of his own about his “desire to look like a woman and live as one,” reports Us Weekly. The magazine claims that the Jenner finally feels comfortable speaking out because of the support of his 10 children and step-children. “He has been carrying this with him for so long that everyone is relieved he is starting to come out with it,” the source said. “They were so worried that their dad had no one to talk to about this. They are happy when he opens up because it’s been such a long time coming.” source The LGBT wants very much to convince you that this is normal behavior, and that we should applaud his decision, and that we shouldn’t judge what he is doing. But this is not normal behavior or anything remotely close to it. The message that would be sent to our children is entirely the wrong message. We need to tell our children about the God of the bible, and how He wants us to live our lives. There is coming a persecution of Christians who will dare stand against the LGBT Movement, and it’s not going to be pretty. Jobs will be lost, opportunities denied, and social rejection will be reckoned among the price to be paid for standing for the Lord Jesus Christ in these last days. You are going to have to decide whose side you are on… THIS IS THE SICK AND GODLESS WORLD TAKING OVER RIGHT NOW AND IT WILL CONTINUE TO GROWIT IS TO WHAT YHWH TELLS US WILL BE AS IN THE DAY'S OF NOAH. IF YOU DON'T KNOW HOW THOSE DAYS WERE... IN SHORT, THE WORLD WAS SO FULL OF EVIL. THE PEOPLE WERE GODLESS AND LOVERS OF THEMSELVES COMMITTING DISGUSTING ACTS OF HOMOSEXUALITY, PEDOPHILIA, BEASTEALITY, IDOLALITRY, MURDER, BLASPHEMY, DRUNKENESS, AND EVERY OTHER WICKED THING BEYOND WHAT YOU CAN IMAGINE...DOES THIS SOUND FAMILIAR?
  2. Utah parents who killed selves, children feared apocalypse Photo: AP Flowers and photos are on display during a vigil for the Strack family at Pioneer Park in Provo, Utah. Police say five members of the Utah family found dead last fall died from methadone and other drugs, and interviews with people who knew them revealed the parents worried about a "pending apocalypse." Springville Police Chief J. Scott Finlayson said Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, authorities have concluded their investigation into the September deaths of Benjamin and Kristi Strack and three of their children, ages 11, 12 and 14. Photo: APChief Scott Finlayson speaks during a news conference about the Strack family on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, at Springville, Utah. Police said they will release the conclusion of their investigation into the deaths of five members of the Utah family found in a single bedroom last fall. Photo: APChief Scott Finlayson speaks during a news conference about the Strack family on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, at Springville, Utah. Police said they will release the conclusion of their investigation into the deaths of five members of the Utah family found in a single bedroom last fall. Photo: APThe home where five Utah family members were found dead in their home, in Springville, Utah. Police say five members of the Utah family found dead last fall died from methadone and other drugs, and interviews with people who knew them revealed the parents worried about a "pending apocalypse." Springville Police Chief J. Scott Finlayson said Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, authorities have concluded their investigation into the September deaths of Benjamin and Kristi Strack and three of their children, ages 11, 12 and 14. Photo: APLt. Dave Caron speaks during a news conference about the Strack family on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, at Springville, Utah. Police said they will release the conclusion of their investigation into the deaths of five members of the Utah family found in a single bedroom last fall. Photo: APChief Scott Finlayson speaks during a news conference about the Strack family on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, at Springville, Utah. Police said they will release the conclusion of their investigation into the deaths of five members of the Utah family found in a single bedroom last fall. SPRINGVILLE, Utah (AP) — A Utah couple and their three children who were found dead in their home last fall overdosed on drugs after the parents told friends and family they were worried about the apocalypse, authorities said Tuesday. Police also found old letters written by the mother to a Utah inmate serving time for killing family members in the name of God, slayings chronicled in the 2003 Jon Krakauer book "Under the Banner of Heaven."Benjamin and Kristi Strack and three of their four children — ages 11, 12 and 14 — were found dead in September in a locked bedroom of their Springville home. All five were tucked into covers in and around their parents' bed. At a news conference Tuesday, Springville Police Chief J. Scott Finlayson said investigators have concluded their probe and determined the family members died from drug toxicity from either methadone, heroin or a combination of drugs, including those found in cold medicine. Authorities determined the parents committed suicide. The younger two children's deaths were ruled homicides, although Finlayson said there were no signs of a struggle. The manner of death for the 14-year-old, Benson Strack, was undetermined. Police said Benson wrote a goodbye letter, leaving some of his belongings to his best friend. The only other recent writing the family left behind was a notebook containing handwritten to-do lists about feeding the pets and other chores. Finlayson said interviews with people who knew the Stracks indicated the parents were worried about evil in the world and wanted to escape from "impending doom." "There seemed to be a concern about a pending apocalypse that the parents bought into," Finlayson said. "While some friends though that suicide may have been, or could have been, included in their plans, others believed they were going to move somewhere and live off the grid." During their investigation, police found years-old letters between Kristi Strack and Dan Lafferty, who is serving a life sentence after being convicted of committing a double-murder with his brother Ron. "Under the Banner of Heaven" is about members of an offshoot of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, told through the true story of the Laffertys' crimes. The two killed their brother's wife and 15-month old daughter. Ron Lafferty is on death row after his conviction in the July 1984 slayings of his sister-in-law, Brenda Lafferty, and her baby in American Fork. He claimed to have had a religious revelation sanctioning the slayings because of the victim's resistance to his beliefs in polygamy. Investigators said Kristi Strack was deeply interested in the case and struck up a friendship with Dan Lafferty. "It was almost like he talked to her like one of his children," Lt. David Caron said. She and her husband both became close to him, and he had directed his remains to go to them after his death. They hadn't talked to him since 2008 and investigators do not believe the couple's beliefs came from Dan Lafferty, police Cpl. Greg Turnbow said. "He felt really sad they had committed suicide," Caron said. Benjamin Strack's brother Jacob said the final report from investigators wasn't surprising to relatives still mourning the family's deaths. Looking back, the connection to Dan Lafferty was a troubling sign about the couple's mental state, he said. The Stracks' older son and the children's grandmother found the bodies Sept. 27, according to search warrants. The older son was Kristi Strack's child from a previous marriage. Police found cups with liquid inside next to each of the bodies and a child's sand bucket behind a door with traces of the same combination of methadone and cold medication that was found in their systems. Police believe that Benjamin Strack died last because he was the only member of the family who wasn't underneath bed covers. In a recording of the 911 call released Tuesday, family friend Maureen Ledbetter tells the dispatcher about the deaths as grandmother Valerie Sudweeks screams in the background. The methadone used in the deaths was prescribed to Kristi Strack, police said. Court records show Benjamin and Kristi Strack had a history of legal and financial problems and had gone through court-ordered drug treatment several years ago. Investigators said they weren't aware of any contact with state child services workers. Benjamin Strack's boss, bricklaying company owner Alex Short, has said it appeared those troubles were behind them. Springville is a city of about 30,000 near Provo, about 45 miles south of Salt Lake City.
  3. Nigerian Christians Cry Out For World Intervention By VOICE OF THE PERSECUTED on January 26, 2015 (Voice of the Persecuted) As you know we have reported that Boko Haram recently released a new video threatening all of Northeast Africa. Several threats were made against, Niger, Nigeria, Cameroon, and Chad. Threats made by the leader showcasing their huge array of weapons, and trumpeting their pride in how far they have come “from machetes and sticks” to now, trumpeting that they would rule. Their recent violence in Niger inciting protests against a cartoon have sent significant shockwaves through the Christian Communities. Image after image of Christians continuing to worship in darkness show a contrast to the fear that this murderous group is attempting to instill in the world. But the reality is that while the world remains silent, the Black flag of Islam is controlling large swath’s of land. Larger than the world can imagine. Abuja (Agenzia Fides) – “Boko Haram tried to enter Maiduguri twice last weekend: the first time on Friday 23 and the second yesterday, Sunday 25 January”, says to Agenzia Fides His Exc. Mgr. Oliver Dashe Doeme, Bishop Maiduguri, capital of Borno State, in northern Nigeria where the Boko Haram fighters tried to enter after having taken possession of other cities in the north-east of the Country. “The guerrillas of Bolo Haram were rejected by the military and the civilian militia that defend the city. The fights were very intense. Boko Haram has lost several men. At the moment the situation in Maiduguri appears calm”, says to Fides Mgr. Doeme, who states that he is in Damaturu (Yobe State capital, whose territory falls within the diocese presided over by the Bishop) on a pastoral visit, although his collaborators keep him constantly updated on the situation in Maiduguri. “We find ourselves in a very dangerous and difficult moment” continues the Bishop. “We risk seeing Boko Haram conquer the entire north-east before the end of the election, unless foreign troops intervene”, said Mgr. Doeme, referring to the presidential elections to be held in mid-February and to the coordination of the military actions of neighboring Countries against Boko Haram, after the latest raids of Nigerian extremists in Cameroon and the conquest of the base of the international force of Baga, on the shores of Lake Chad (see Fides 09/01/2015). “The situation is very complex and the first victims are innocent civilians”, concluded the Bishop of Maiduguri who implies the existence of some “saboteurs” and accomplices within the Nigerian army, who favor the advance of Boko Haram for political reasons. (L.M.) (Agenzia Fides 26/01/2015) A recent report by CNN gained alot of criticism for portraying the governments lack of concern, care and support of the military. They spoke with soldiers and wives of soldiers, and their report shows soldiers having to buy their own uniforms, equipment and health care. Widows of soldiers are ignored, with the government refusing to hear their pleas. Northern Nigeria (CNN) :I didn’t want to ask the question. I could already guess the pain behind the answer. “Do you think your husband is dead?” Her mouth twists, contorting her young face, tears welling in her already reddened eyes. “I don’t know… I pray to God to give him another chance,” she finally manages to stutter. To watch the video click the above link. It’s eye opening. We also were skeptical so we sent it to someone on the ground there. And sadly they confirmed this was true, saying there are many women in the same situation. Their husbands missing or killed and the government refusing to open their cases. Many women and children abandoned from a government their husbands swore to defend. Many innocents on the run from Boko Haram finding little comfort. One critic of the above said that the media here in America wouldn’t dare to call out our military in that manner, but yet we have. We have repeatedly called out our government for the way our veterans and their families are treated. Boko Haram has devastated large areas of land. Right under the noses of the African Government and military. Screen shots Just how much territory do they control? It’s been said that Boko Haram alone controls land the size of Belgium. How could this happen? How could the world allow this cancer to spread? They seem to have underestimated the super highway that has been constructed right under their noses. By uniting with ISIS, Al-shabob, Al-queda, Hezbollah, Hamas, Taliban and Iran they have created this super highway of terror that reaches from Iran to the coast of Africa. They are receiving funding and weapons with their own network of alliances that rival NATO. That’s not hyperbole or an understatement. While previewing this video for truth, we were told that one way for the Boko Haram to obtain weapons was to attack military bases where they receive intelligence from their connections in the military. Until the world realizes the scope of the magnitude of what is happening these groups will thrive. Again, their weapons, their intelligence, their support rivals that of NATO. They have created this mammoth network all across the Middle East and Africa. Look at Yemen how quickly the government fell. Despite all the violence, Christianity continues to grow in Nigeria. The numbers of Christians in Nigeria has grown from 21.4% in 1953 to 49.3% in 2010. Their faith is strengthened in the face of tribulation. What is heartbreaking is the numbers of displaced. Refugee camps are growing. World Watch Monitor quotes a Nigerian Cleric : What ISIS has done in Iraq, Boko Haram is doing in Nigeria. World Watch Monitor also tells of the plight and anger of Christians at the Governments inability to care for or protect them. The Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria for the North Central Zone, Daniel Kadzai, said Christians in the north have lost confidence in the government’s ability to deal with the crisis. ‘‘The Federal Government has toyed with the lives and limbs of the Christians in Northern Nigeria for political gains. “There is no explanation the government can give as to why the Federal troops will run away from the towns prior to the attack on such towns by Boko Haram without putting up any resistance, if the government does not have a hand in the whole genocide on Northern Christians as is being speculated in the local and foreign media,’’ Kadzai said. The Church of the Brethren in Nigeria (EYN), based mainly in the northern part of the country, is the worst affected by the insurgency. Information released during the protest shows that the church has suffered heavy losses and damages over the 5 years of Boko Haram insurgency. Over 8,000 of their members have been killed, while more than 700,000, mostly women and Children have been displaced and now scattered in places like Jos, Abuja, Kaduna and Yola. Some 270 churches have been razed completely by the insurgents. Nigeria is ranked fourth on the Global Terrorism Index (GTI) for 2013, issued by the Institute for Economics and Peace. According to the index, more than 80 per cent of the lives lost to terrorists occurred in five countries – Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nigeria and Syria.The institute says Boko Haram is one of the four most-active militant organisations along with the Islamic State, the Taliban and al Qaeda. (More) So you begin to see the magnitude of what is transpiring in Nigeria. Why are the cries of the innocents unheeded? We would like to know the answer to that. Although recent attacks are ever stronger, the condemnation from world leaders and the UN are not. No aid, no help, and nothing to stop the rampage. Pray for Nigeria. C. Refsland, VOP Advocate/News Analyst
  4. Well, it's been going on like this for at least the past 4-5 years. It's just not really reported on the mainstream news and this report is just for this month alone. It is also increasing not only in the amount of life that is dying off but also in the occurences. It is happening more often and with bigger numbers. There are lots of possible contributing factors including the whole Fukushima thing that may be the "cause" but, in many cases the scientists are baffled and there have been no reports of people dying off in these coastal areas, although since Fukushima cancer rates have soared in certain areas like Hawaii so, who knows for sure? I personally do believe that we are in the last days and these thing like others are becoming more and more evident. People are not paying attention... and call me a kook. I don't care! The fact is that YHWH/God told us of what was to come and to be watchful and also that those who are walking in Christ would know these things while others would be blind to them. The earth is mourning and if people can't see this I pray that whatever it may take for them to draw near to our Eloah that it happens soon so that they may know Him and fear Him and love Him in Yahushua/Jesus His Son and our Messiah.
  5. I just find it extremely sad that so many of the churches and church leaders have abandoned YHWHs/Gods word and fallen into apostasy, however, it has been going on for a very long time and is now increasing. Just as YHWH/God said it would. People need to get into the word of God because that is where the truth is and if it doesn't completely line up with his word then it simply is not truth. I remember when I was a little girl, that my Grandmother just loved her some Billy Grahm and she tithed faithfully to not only her local church but to his as well... The problem is that we put our faith in man and that is a big mistake because man cannot save himself. Man is faulty and naturally egotistic and unless you truly stay in the word and follow Christ's example and commit yourself to the Father's will then this is what happens.
  6. Mass Animal Deaths for 2015 Below is a list of worldwide mass animal deaths for 2015, with pages also for mass die offs from the previous 4 years. There are animals dying all over the world today in huge numbers, due to the polluted state of the sea and air. Millions of Fish and massive numbers of whales and dolphins are washing ashore dead. Birds are falling dead out of the sky, and millions of poultry are dying from avian flu. The animals of the land like cattle are also dying in large numbers from disease. Although animals and fish have been dying all throughout history, we have not seen the massive consistant numbers that we are seeing today. Please remember! This is just one of the MANY signs of the last days. In many of these events people from all walks of life are saying that they have "never seen anything like this before". Hosea 4:3 ...'Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one that dwelleth therein shall languish, with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven; yea, the fishes of the sea also shall be taken away.' Revelation 11:18 ...'And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth.' MASS ANIMAL DEATH LIST Event Summary for 2015 - 51 Known MASS Death Events in 22 Countries 27th January 2015 - Mass stranding of dolphins, 4 or 5 dead along beaches in Pangasinan, Philippines. Link 24th January 2015 - 40,000 turkeys to be killed due to avian flu in Sharon Region, Israel. Link 24th January 2015 - 4 TONS of fish die suddenly in fish ponds in Guangzhou, China. Link 23rd January 2015 - 10,000 dead fish found in the Lujan River in Argentina. Link 23rd January 2015 - 5,000+ dead fish in Oyster Creek in New Jersey, America. Link 23rd January 2015 - Large amount of dead fish found along an estuary in Bay of Plenty, New Zealand. Link 22nd January 2015 - Thousands of dead jellyfish wash up on Redcliffe Peninsula, Australia. Link 22nd January 2015 - Hundreds of dead fish appear in canals in Padre Island, Texas, America. Link 22nd January 2015 - 160+ Turkeys dead due to 'new type of bird flu' in Kollam, India. Link 21st January 2015 - 22,573 birds killed due to avain flu in 7 states across Nigeria. Link 21st January 2015 - 73,000 birds killed due to avain flu in Kyushu, Japan. Link 21st January 2015 - 200 Birds dead covered in 'mystery goo' in California, America. Link 21st January 2015 - Hundreds of dead fish found in ponds in Brownsville, Texas, America. Link 20th January 2015 - Mass die off of Tuna at a sea life park 'baffle experts' in Tokyo, Japan. Link 20th January 2015 - Hundreds of dead mackerel found in a lake in Nova Scotia, Canada. Link 20th January 2015 - Hundreds of dead fish appear in a canal in San Justo, Argentina. Link 19th January 2015 - Another 220,000 birds killed due to avian flu in Taiwan, China. Link 19th January 2015 - Massive fish kill along a Canal in Fort Myers, Florida, America. Link 19th January 2015 - Thousands of dead fish found in a river 'baffle authorities' in Gorakhpur, India. Link 19th January 2015 - 30 Bighorn sheep are dead 'due to pneumonia' in Montana, America. Link 19th January 2015 - Large die off of fish in a lake in Hanoi, Vietnam. Link 19th January 2015 - Thousands of fish die in a lake in Paranaita, Brazil. Link 18th January 2015 - 314 turtles wash ashore dead along beaches in Chennai, India. Link 18th January 2015 - Fish kill found in the waters of Holstein in Switzerland. Link 17th January 2015 - 100,000 turkeys killed due to avian flu in Aviel, Israel. Link 16th January 2015 - Dozens of sea birds found dead on a beach in ConCon, Chile. Link 16th January 2015 - 14 whales and 16 turtles washed up dead in Baja California, Mexico. Link 16th January 2015 - 200,000 chickens killed due to avian flu in Okayama, Japan. Link 15th January 2015 - Thousands (8 TONS) of fish wash up dead along beaches in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Link 15th January 2015 - 10,000 fish have died 'due to algae' in Lake Mission Viejo, California, America. Link 14th January 2015 - 160,000 birds killed due to avian flu in Taiwan, China. Link 14th January 2015 - 554 sea birds and 4 sea lions found dead on beaches in Baja California, Mexico. Link 13th January 2015 - 20,000 birds have died from avian flu in Jiangxi, China. Link 13th January 2015 - Dozens of birds found dead in Sultanpur National Park, India. Link 12th January 2015 - Hundreds of pigeons are 'falling dead out of the sky' in Antrim, Northern Ireland. Link 10th January 2015 - Thousands of dead starfish wash up in Westerland, Germany. Link 10th January 2015 - Thousands of dead fish found in a river in Oaxaca, Mexico. Link 10th January 2015 - Thousands of fish dead 'due to pollution' in a canal in Leicestershire, England. Link 10th January 2015 - Thousands of dead fish found in a lake in Jabalpur, India. Link 9th January 2015 - 1,370 birds dead due to avian flu in Kano, Nigeria. Link 8th January 2015 - Thousands of birds 'die suddenly' due to avian flu in Lendah, Indonesia. Link 8th January 2015 - 150 Birds dead due to oil spill in Northwest Ohio, America. Link 7th January 2015 - UPDATE: 100,000+ dead seabirds found since October along west coast of America. Link 7th January 2015 - Hundreds of animals dead from wildfires in Southern Australia. Link 6th January 2015 - 10 dead beacked whales during the past couple of weeks 'baffle experts' on West Coast of Scotland. Link 6th January 2015 - Thousands of fish have died in Sher Shah lake in India. Link 6th January 2015 - Hundreds (possibly thousands) of dead snapper fish found, 'a mystery' in Doubtless Bay, New Zealand. Link 4th January 2015 - Thousands of fish have died in a fish farm in Kampung Baru, Malaysia. Link 2nd January 2015 - 7 Turtles found washed up dead during past week in Cattolica and Rimini, Italy. Link 2nd January 2015 - Large amount of dead fish wash ashore on a lake in Carlos Paz, Argentina. Link 2nd January 2015 - Thousands of dead birds washing ashore along the coast between California and Washington in America. Link 2nd January 2015 - Hundreds of dead fish found in a lake in Nevada, America. Link There is no doubt that these mass animal deaths occuring around the world today is one of the many signs of the times, showing that we are living in the last days. Throughout history we have not seen animals dying in these kinds of numbers all around the world. But the earth and the seas are so polluted now from man made chemicals and oil spills, the animals just don't stand a chance! But this was to be expected, as God has already warned us through Bible prophecy that this world is heading for complete ruin.
  7. Pat Robertson attacks creationists again For many years, well-known Christians like 700 Club host Pat Robertson have claimed that belief in a young Earth makes Christianity look ridiculous. They even say that a literal interpretation of Genesis actually keeps people from turning to Christ for salvation. Most recently he said this on the 700 Club: “The truth is, you have to be deaf, dumb and blind to think that this Earth that we live in only has 6,000 years of existence.” He also affirmed he believes in evolution: “There was a point of time that there was a particular human being that God touched — and that was the human that started the race that we are now part of.” What would YOU say to Pat Robertson if you had the chance? If you believe that the Bible and not evolution is true, you and your family need to get the FACTS to defend your beliefs!
  8. an Gospel Of Billy Graham In His Own Words (VIDEO) The Laodicean Gospel Of Billy Graham In His Own Words NTEB News Desk | January 27, 2015 Billy Graham says that what the Vatican believes and what he believes are in complete harmony“Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,” 2 Corinthians 6:17 (KJV) Let me just say at the start of this, that I am well aware that many of you will be greatly offended by this article. I know that Billy Graham, especially in his frail old age, is loved and admired by millions. But back when he was young and strong, the gospel he preached got sidetracked along his journey, and he fell in league with every manner of apostate churches like the Mormons and the Catholic Church. In this video you will hear, in his own words, about his half-century long partnership with the Vatican,and how “the Pope and I agree on nearly everything”. For more than 50 years, Billy Graham has preached, believed and taught at his crusades that the Roman Catholic Church represents the true gospel of Jesus Christ. Billy Graham says in the below video “I am very comfortable with the Vatican. I believe what they believe.” Billy was only in his 70’s at this point, so age and senility does not enter in as a factor. In 1997, Billy Graham gave an interview with Robert Schuller of the Crystal Cathedral, where Graham said you could get saved without Jesus. Here is an excerpt: Robert Schuller: “Tell me, what do you think of the future of Christianity?” Billy Graham: “I think everybody who knows Christ, whether they’re conscious of it or not, they’re members of the Body of Christ…God’s purpose is to call out a people for His name, whether they come from the Muslim world, Buddhist world, the Christian world, or the non-believing world, they are members of the Body of Christ, because they’ve been called by God. They may not even know the name of Jesus…and I think they are saved, and that they are going to be in heaven with us.” Billy Graham said that it “makes no difference” what church you belong to, none at all. He places no difference between a fundamental Baptist church, the Catholic Church, or the Mormon church. Robert Schuller (overjoyed): “What I hear you saying is that it’s possible for Jesus Christ to come into human hearts and soul and life even if they’ve been born into darkness and never had exposure to the Bible. Is that a correct interpretation of what you are saying?” Billy Graham: “Yes it is, because I believe that. I’ve met people in various parts of the world…that have never seen a Bible or heard about a Bible, and never heard of Jesus, but they’ve believed in their hearts that there was a God.” Billy Graham, since the late 1950’s, has preached out of both sides of his mouth. On one hand, he preaches that we get saved by Jesus Christ alone, and then says that the doctrines of Mormonism, Catholicism and Christianity are all compatible. At his crusades, when a Catholic, Mormon, Jehovah’s Witness made a profession of salvation in Jesus Christ, his crusade workers were under strict orders to send that person back to whatever church they came from. Billy Graham declared, “Anyone who makes a decision at our meetings is…referred to a local clergyman—Protestant, Catholic or Jewish.” (San Francisco News, November 11, 1957) Billy Graham refuses to defend the Bible as the inerrant Word of God. Newsweek magazine, April 26, 1982, examined the debate on the issue of Biblical infallibility. The article noted that Billy Graham is not on the side of inerrancy: “Billy Graham, for one, clearly is not. ‘I believe the Bible is the inspired, authoritative word of God,’ Graham says, ‘but I don’t use the word “inerrant” because it’s become a brittle divisive word.'” One reason for the huge worldwide success of the Billy Graham Ministry is found in Billy’s own willingness to compromise the truth of the scripture to gain favor with the rich and powerful. Once the Vatican knew that he would defend false Catholic teachings, Graham was set for life with speaking engagements, financial success and political favor. For over 50 years, Billy Graham has surrounded himself with leaders from nearly every false and pagan religion, never preaching against their false doctrines, being everyone’s friend and buddy. Go back and tell me if you have read or seen anything, anywhere, any time where Billy Graham took a stand on bible doctrine after 1957. It doesn’t exist because he never did. “Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.” James 4:4 (KJV)
  9. Islamists Establish Sharia Tribunal in Texas America, you can't say you have not been warned. The very ideology and law that is prevalent in the Middle East and that condemned Mariam Ibrahim to death for marrying a Christian man is being established in the State of Texas! Keep in mind that this is exactly where Obama's former Homeland Security adviser and Muslim Brotherhood supporter Mohammed Elibiary went to after he left Washington. An Islamic Tribunal that uses Sharia as the basis for law, not the US Constitution, the Bible nor the Texas State Constitution has been set up as a non-profit organization in Dallas. But don't worry, one of the attorneys for the tribunal says that both participation and the acceptance of the tribunal's decision are strictly "voluntary." Bob Price at Brietbart writes:The tribunal claims that, for the most part, Sharia is in agreement with the laws of Texas. Price was told by El-badawi that if the tribunal ruled in a way in which the parties disagreed, then they could go to the Texas courts, which makes you wonder why one would have this tribunal in the first place.(Dr. Taher El-badawi) said the tribunal follows Sharia law to resolve civil disputes in family and business matters. He said they also resolve workplace disputes. In matters of divorce, El-badawi said that "while participation in the tribunal is voluntary, a married couple cannot be considered divorced by the Islamic community unless it is granted by the tribunal." He compared their divorce, known as "Talaq," as something similar to the Catholic practice of annulment in that the church does not recognize civil divorce proceedings as ending a marriage. He also said there is a difference between how a man and a woman can request a divorce under their system. "The husband can request the divorce directly from the tribunal," El-badawi stated. "The wife must go to an Imam who will request the divorce for her." He called it "two paths to the same result." The practice of Khula is the process where a wife can initiate a divorce proceeding and where the husband can agree to the divorce in exchange for a financial compensation. It appears the wife must agree to give up any claim to the "dower" that was not already paid or to return it if it has already been paid. Once the financial issues are resolved the husband can then proclaim the Talaq (divorce). El-badawi said they follow Texas family law when it comes to child support, visitation, and custody. He said that in most cases, custody of children is awarded to the mother. But what about other issues? What about issues of adultery? What about theft and other crimes? How will the tribunal handle those things, which are a part of criminal law under Sharia? The tribunal's website explains various forms of law and their origins. The site claims, "The entire text deals with transactions, Mu'amalat in general, which has the same principles and articles used in all transactional laws found throughout the world and are similar to existing laws with the United States. Stoning adulterers, cutting of the hands, polyandry and the like (all can be traced in the relevant literature and can be explained in their Islamic legal mentality and rational context in fairness and justice), are mainly a part of Islamic Criminal Law. In fact, criminal law within Islam only makes up a fraction of the Shari'ah. It is unscholarly and unfair to generalize that type of understanding that is Criminal Law, to compromise the whole of Islamic law if we stick to speaking in technical terms." While it may be "unscholarly" and "unfair," it would also be a wise thing to keep in mind because these things are not denied as part of what Islam brings in Sharia. As far as technical terms go, nothing was said about these explicit Koran commands:5:33- "The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger, and strive with might and main for mischief through the land is: execution (by beheading) or crucifixion, or the cutting off of hands and feet from opposite sides, or exile from the land: that is their disgrace in this world, and a heavy punishment is theirs in the Hereafter." 47:4- "Therefore, when ye meet the Unbelievers strike off their heads; at length; then when you have made wide Slaughter among them, carefully tie up the remaining captives"… 8:12- "I will instill terror into the hearts of the unbelievers: smite ye above their necks and smite all their finger-tips off." The Bible lays out criminal law too and to some it causes them to revile God's punishments, yet they are holy and just. I cannot say as much for Islam, as the things we have seen pushed forward in the name of Sharia are often corrupt and unjust. So far, this tribunal has four judges: Imam Yusuf Z.Kavakci, Imam Moujahed Bakhach, Imam Zia ul Haque Sheikh and Dr. Taher El-badawi. The Foxhole comments, "They take advantage of Homeland Security's lax approach to foreign threats and Obama's sympathetic pro-Islam policies. We're saddled with a Dhimmi in the White House. As I've said, there are reasons why they are confident enough to create a min-Islamic state in this country. They've been given the green light." The Foxhole then concludes: Al Qaeda holds Death To The West conferences in Chicago, there's a substantial radical muzzie enclave in Dearborn, Michigan, and Jamaat Al Fuqra terrorists have established training centers across the United States. The Muslim Brotherhood, the Arab-American Action Network, and CAIR, three major facilitators of Islamic terrorism, operate freely in America. A government report concluded that Hezbollah has been forming sleeper cells throughout the United States that could become operational. Islam is diametrically opposed to every Constitutional principle on which this country was founded. Under the muzzie point of view, Sharia Law trumps all other laws. It's meant to overtake and replace all Western civil, criminal, and government jurisdiction. The founding principles of this country did not hinge on a violent, ideological theocracy that advocated the deaths of those who didn't hold the same religious beliefs.
  10. Cutting things off or castrating would only be stopping that specific part of the sexual abuse that these sick individuals do to children. They still have the thoughts and tendencies... and they can still commit unspeakable acts even if this were the case. There should not be ONE single sex offender on the streets that have gone through the "justice system". There is no excuse! They should go to prision for the rest of thier lives period no exceptions! The fact still remains that no matter what thier punishment is, that the victims never truly receives "JUSTICE" because what they have endured cannot be taken back or simply erased...
  11. Not much shocks me anymore... it does disgust me though... and breaks my heart.
  12. ...And this is how ridiculously insane these people are! It's okay to commit terrorism in the name of allah but, you bettter not commit "terrorism" by saying this is so!
  13. 94-Year-Old WWII Vet Insists He’s Alive, but the IRS Isn’t Having It The Daily Sheeple January 26th, 2015 By now, most of us have learned not to expect too much from the Internal Rip-off Service IRS. The agency is certainly not known for its efficiency or accuracy, and has shown us time and again what kind of bewildering incompetence it is capable of. But sometimes even the most dysfunctional government agencies do things that are so perplexing that one is left scratching their head and wondering…how is this happening? This time, a 94-year-old World War II veteran is the victim. In April, the agency told Siegfried Meinstein was he was dead. It happened when Mr. Meinstein’s accountant tried to pay his taxes online last year. The IRS denied his tax return, saying the Social Security Administration had listed the filer as dead. Mr. Meinstein, who is very much alive, has had a heck of a time trying to convince the IRS he’s still among the living, as ABC11 reports: Meinstein called the Social Security Administration, and officials told him they never heard he was dead and still considered him very much alive. So the World War II vet got a letter from Social Security declaring he was still alive and sent it to the IRS. The IRS denied his return again. Meinstein then went to a Virginia IRS office in person in August to prove he was alive, the Columbus Dispatch reports. The IRS agent promised to fix the problem, but nearly every month since, Meinstein has gotten a notice from the IRS saying they still can’t process his tax return because he’s dead. The Meinsteins contacted the Taxpayer Advocate Service for help. The advocate thought the issue was resolved in December, but the notices keep coming. And, it gets even better: the IRS is still cashing Meinstein’s checks because he prepays his taxes and is now sending him new letters asking why he has a credit balance of $14,000 in taxes he prepaid in 2014. Oh, and the letter also wanted to inform him that the IRS had lost his tax return.
  14. Obama's Massive Land Grab Has Alaska Furious: 'We Will Fight Back' Posted on January 26, 2015by Michael Bastasch President Obama announced Sunday that his administration plans to lock up the oil-rich 1.5 million acre Arctic National Wildlife Refuge coastal plain and offshore areas in Alaska from oil and gas exploration. Obama is asking Congress to designate 12 million acres of ANWR as a “wilderness” to keep it off-limits to development, despite widespread Native Alaskan support for drilling in the area. ANWR’s coastal plain alone is estimated to hold 28 billion barrels of oil. “Designating vast areas in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as Wilderness reflects the significance this landscape holds for America and its wildlife,” said Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell. The Obama administration argues that making ANWR off-limits to development will help protect the region’s wildlife and natural beauty. Obama is also considering ways to prevent new oil production at the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska. Environmentalists have long campaigned to hinder oil production in Alaska. “Just like Yosemite or the Grand Canyon, the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is one of our nation’s crown jewels and we have an obligation to preserve this spectacular place for generations to come,” Jewell added. But Alaska lawmakers were furious with the administration’s proposal — for decades Alaska Republicans and Democrats have been pushing for opening ANWR to drilling. “What’s coming is a stunning attack on our sovereignty and our ability to develop a strong economy that allows us, our children and our grandchildren to thrive,” said Alaska Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski. “It’s clear this administration does not care about us, and sees us as nothing but a territory.” The Obama administration has already proposed designating 226 million acres of waters off Alaska’s coast as a critical habitat for the Arctic ringed seal. Alaska’s outer continental shelf is believed to be home to the world’s largest untapped oil and gas reserves. According to Alaska’s Resource Development Council, the outer shelf could hold 27 billion barrels of oil and 132 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. “The promises made to us at statehood, and since then, mean absolutely nothing to them,” Murkowski said. “I cannot understand why this administration is willing to negotiate with Iran, but not Alaska. But we will not be run over like this. We will fight back with every resource at our disposal.” Alaska’s energy production has been hampered in recent years due largely to federal restrictions and adverse economics. In recent months, the state has seen its financial situation grow worse because of plummeting oil prices. At one point, the Trans-Alaska Pipeline used to transport some 2.1 million barrels per day. It now carries well under 1 million barrels per day. The pipeline has so far only carried oil from state lands, as federal lands have been off-limits. The pipeline will have to be shut down and dismantled if it drops below 300,000 barrels per day. “This is the best news for the refuge since President Eisenhower established it in 1960 as the Arctic National Wildlife Range,” said Rhea Suh, a former Obama Interior Department official who is now president of the Natural Resources Defense Council. “It’s a national treasure worthy of the highest protection available for our public lands.” Environmentalists have been keen on slowing down the flow of oil through the pipeline to make it uneconomical and impractical to get oil from Alaska. Eco-activists have labelled Alaska a ground-zero for global warming, saying shrinking sea ice levels are harming polar bears, wildlife and Native Alaskans – despite evidence to the contrary. Reacting to the news, Alaska’s newly elected governor said he would work to open more state lands to drilling. Though this will not likely solve the long-term decline in oil production – Alaska’s production fell from more than 2 million barrels per day in 1988 to 515,000 barrels per day in 2013. “I will consider accelerating the options available to us to increase oil exploration and production on state-owned lands,” said Alaska Republican Gov. Bill Walker. “This further underscores the need for Alaska to become a participant in the infrastructure development for the benefit of all North Slope participants and the residents of Alaska.”
  15. Sex-abuse civil trial to unveil Boy Scout 'perversion' files Photo: AP This undated file photo provided by the California Department of Justice's official Internet web site, Megan's Law, shows former Boy Scout leader Al Stein who pleaded no contest to felony child endangerment in 2009. Previously sealed Boy Scouts "perversion" files spanning 16 years could soon be in the public eye as part of a negligence lawsuit set for trial Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, in California that was filed against the organization by a victim of Stein's. Photo: APThis undated file photo provided by the California Department of Justice's official Internet web site, Megan's Law, shows former Boy Scout leader Al Stein who pleaded no contest to felony child endangerment in 2009. Previously sealed Boy Scouts "perversion" files spanning 16 years could soon be in the public eye as part of a negligence lawsuit set for trial Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, in California that was filed against the organization by a victim of Stein's. SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — The sexual abuse of a 13-year-old Boy Scout by an adult volunteer was part of a "sordid history of child sexual abuse" within the organization that has been documented internally by the Boy Scouts for nearly a century, the victim's attorney said Monday in his opening statement at a civil trial. The scout, now 20, has sued the Boy Scouts of America and a local scouting council for punitive damages after being molested by a volunteer leader in 2007. He claims in his negligence lawsuit that the Scouts failed to educate and warn parents and volunteers about the dangers of sex abuse. ADVERTISEMENT His attorney, Tim Hale, won the right to draw from more than 30 years of "perversion" files kept by the Scouts as evidence at trial to support those allegations. The files cleared for use by Santa Barbara Superior Court Judge Donna D. Geck include 16 years of documents — from 1991 to 2007— that have never been seen before. Hale told the jury when the case is over they will receive a CD of 100,000 pages of files to review while they deliberate. "You're going to be the first people in the United States with the opportunity to review these files," Hale said. Hale said in his opening remarks that the Scouts recorded between 9,000 and 10,000 such files between 1920 and 2007. He intends to use documents dating from 1971 to 2007 to build his case. "The Boy Scouts of America has a long and sordid history of child sexual abuse committed against young Scouts . committed by Scout leaders and that timeline goes back, the files show, until at least the 1920s," he said. "What has not been going on is notice to the public and notice to (the plaintiff) and his parents," the lawyer added. Attorneys for the Boy Scouts will deliver their opening statement later in the day. The papers could reveal how much the national organization has improved its efforts to protect children and report abuse after several high-profile cases sparked a youth protection policy in the late 1980s. Previous large verdicts against the Scouts focused on cases where alleged abuse occurred before the policy was put in place. In 2012, the Oregon Supreme Court ordered the Scouts to make public a trove of files from 1965 to 1985. The records showed that more than one-third of abuse allegations never were reported to police and that even when authorities were told, little was done most of the time. Those documents came to light after a jury in 2010 imposed a nearly $20 million penalty against the Scouts in a molestation case in Portland, Oregon, that dated to the early 1980s. Since then, plaintiffs' attorneys in several states, including Texas and Minnesota, have sought to publicize the more recent records through similar lawsuits. The lawsuit alleges that 29-year-old Scouts volunteer Al Stein pulled down the plaintiff's pants when he was 13 and fondled him while the two worked in a Christmas tree lot. Stein pleaded no contest to felony child endangerment in 2009 and was sentenced to probation. He served time in prison after authorities discovered photos of naked children on his cellphone. He was paroled early, however, and was last living in Salinas, California, as a registered sex offender. The Boy Scouts have said Stein's actions were unacceptable but declined to comment on the larger issue of the "perversion" files in the case. Under the judge's ruling, records that Hale does not use in open court will remain sealed. After trial, the plaintiff's counsel and other interested parties can petition the court for the release of all the files. That's what happened in Oregon. The Oregon Supreme Court ordered the Scouts to make all the documents public after The Associated Press and other media outlets intervened.
  16. Offense against Prophet of Islam is type of terrorism, says Iraqi Sunni Endowment The President of the Sunni Endowment Mahmoud al-Sumaidae (IraqiNews.com) On Wednesday, the Sunni Endowment considered the offence against the Messenger of Islam another type of terrorism and a war against Islam, calling for a boycott against the countries that offended the Prophet of Islam. The President of the Sunni Endowment Mahmoud al-Sumaidae stated, “The offence against the Messenger is another type of terrorism and a war against Islam and Muslims,” addressing the West, “Apply justice! Be fair!” Sumaidae added, “The offence against our sanctities and the holy messenger does not come under the banner of right to freedom of opinion and expression because a person’s freedom ends when collides with freedom of others.” “The West’s dual policy is abhorrent when it criminalizes speech against Zionism and allows the offence against Islam.” “Islamic and Arab governments should take serious actions and stop their relations with the countries that offended the religion; through political, diplomatic and economic boycott,” he said.
  17. Integrity Commission foils attempt to smuggle 580 million dinars through Trebil January 26, 2015 by Abdelhak Mamoun Al-Anbar (IraqiNews.com) On Sunday, the Integrity Commission announced it managed to foil an attempt to smuggle 580 million out of the country through the Trebil border. The Commission said in a statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “The sub-units of General Inspector Office in the Ministry of Finance managed, under a court order and in cooperation with the Customs Authorities, to frame 580 million dinars prepared for smuggling across the Trebil border.” It added, “The Office’s rapid move was based on information from supreme bodies in the Iraqi state, which resulted in framing a truck used in the smuggling operation with the driver and the person accompanying the contraband funds.” The Commission stated that the defendants were taken to the judicial authorities, accompanied by criminal evidence (smuggled money and the truck used in the smuggling operation) to record their statements judicially.”
  18. Thanks Ron, It does need to be exposed and so do many other things. I know they may be ugly but, people are walking around oblivious and they need to be shaken in order to see what they are really up against... and it is ultimately not flesh and blood. Many don't want to hear it or see it but, I think it is necessary. The warm, fuzzy, rainbows, kittens and cotton candy trees scenerio is nice but, it just isn't reality for the most part. We live in a beautiful world that our Father created for us and there is much to be thankful for and there is a lot of love and goodness here but, there is also the very dark side of this existence and unfortunately most of the population is currentely unable to recognize good from evil. Obviously the grotesque acts in the above article are pretty easily identifiable as "evil". The problem is though that it isn't a very well known fact (the mutilation anyway) to those outside of this religion. If you ask someone who isn't a Muslim if they were aware of this more than likely they would say no... People go about thier lives as if they will live forever (in the human state) and they need to know that the things happening on this earth are all leading up to one thing... and that is that Yahushua is coming back and once he is here there is no changing your mind or back peddling, or another chance to come out of the sinful lives they have been living at that point. That is it! and for those who have already died and will die before he returns who were also still in sin are not going to see the Kingdom either ever! This is why it is SO important to start seeking YHWH/God right now. It can't wait!
  19. Well, all of the "implied rates" are simply theoretical anyway. Some of them make sense while the majority are just insanity at it's best. I don't think Adam has changed his mind about the .10 but, it is pssible that it could come out at a little more. Then again, it could come out at less LOL... Even if we just saw a penny that would be huge compared to what it is now. I'd be grateful for anything personally.
  20. Only been a member here for about a year but, was a lurker or frequented the site about 7 mos. prior to that and I have no complaints. It's a great place to come for Dinar info as well as lots of of info and interesting conversations. No other dinar site like it! If you don't prefer all of the other topics it's simple... you just do like you do and pop in to check out the dinar news and pop back out. If you like the other stuff, then it is there for anyone to read, comment or add to. ...and I personally like it that way!
  21. For Some, Life on the Mexican Border Is Absolutely Apocalyptic Joshua Krause The Daily Sheeple January 25th, 2015 If you asked a prepper to describe the most devastating disaster they could think of, they’ll probably mention a global cataclysm, like nuclear war or economic collapse. In truth, the apocalypse doesn’t have to be epic or global in nature. For people living in certain parts of the world, the collapse of civilization has already occurred. As we speak, there are plenty of regions around the world that are living with tyrannical gangs, resource shortages, and a failing infrastructure; where trying to survive disease, starvation, and violence is a daily occurrence. If you’re a refugee in Syria, or a child growing up in the slums of Haiti, or someone struggling to survive in the ruins of Donbass, it might as well be the end of the world for you. But none of these places can compare to the Juarez Valley. Nestled on the Mexican side of the Texas border, roughly 30 miles Southeast of El Paso, the Juarez Valley has become notorious as one of the most dangerous places in North America. At the height of Mexico’s drug war in 2009, the murder rate in this region peaked to about 1,600 victims per 100,000 people. To put that in perspective, the most violent city in the world is currently San Pedro Sula, Honduras, at 187 homicide victims per 100,000 people. Or to put it another way, if you lived in this valley your chances of being murdered are 1 in 62, every year. And I say those numbers peaked, because it’s hard to tell exactly what the murder rate is now. That may be due to the fact that there are no longer any police officers in certain parts of the valley, after the Sinaloa Cartel executed all of the officers from the Praxedis-Guadalupe police department in 2009. They have yet to be replaced. Adding to the apocalyptic state of the region, is the massive exodus of terrified residents that has been seen in recent years. Of the original 60,000 residents, only 5,000 still remain. Not even Detroit can lay claim to that rate of depopulation. If there are any preppers reading this, pay close attention. There are many very good reasons why you shouldn’t bug out from your home during an emergency. It should always be considered a measure of last resort. But the situation in the Juarez Valley is the perfect of example of when you should definitely get out of dodge. Trust me, you don’t want to end up like the last holdouts of the Juarez Valley. Recently the Daily Mail sent some reporters to the valley to catch a glimpse of what life is like for the people living there. What they discovered was absolutely horrifying. Here’s a quick glimpse of what these impoverished farmers and shopkeepers are dealing with on a daily basis. ‘You get used to seeing dead bodies in the streets’, Alejandro Montes, an employee at the only petrol station in the town of Praxedis Guadalupe, told MailOnline. ‘If you’re away from your home and you hear gunshots then you could end up dead’, he said. ‘I’ve lost a lot of friends who were either caught in the crossfire or worse – they had spoken out against the criminals’… …’I can’t talk about the terrible things they’ve done to me’, one old woman with tears in her eyes told MailOnline. ‘My husband and two sons are dead because of them. If I’m seen talking to a journalist I’ll be dead within the hour. ‘If I’m required to leave my office to visit another station in the valley’, said Mario Fernandez, who runs the Mexican immigration checkpoint in Guadalupe, ‘then I will cross into the United States and re-enter at the border I need to visit. ‘If the narcos smell even the slightest hint of government forces or authority along the main road, there will be death…’ You might be wondering how it all came to this? Part of it started when the Mexican government sent troops to retake the city of Juarez. They really only succeeded in pushing the cartels into the countryside along the border. And that stretch of land is heavily barricaded with a border fence on the American side, making it very difficult for them to run their traditional smuggling operations. So they decided to turn on the local population instead. Granted, every gang extorts the locals for money, but they’ve moved way past the point the shaking down villagers and bribing police. They just kidnap anyone they can get a hold of. In most countries, kidnapping typically involves the wealthiest members of society for obvious reasons, but here, those people don’t really exist. So they’re snatching up people of very modest means. …The 17-year-old daughter of a pharmacy owner in the valley had been kidnapped on the day before MailOnline arrived in his town. He asked to remain anonymous for fear of repercussions. ‘They came in the night to our house and took her from her bed,’ he said, speaking with tears in his eyes of his awful experience. ‘We were held at gunpoint in our own room while they took her. ‘This morning we had a phone call from her captors. They made us listen to her being raped down the telephone, before demanding four thousand dollars by the end of the week…’ …’If you agree to a ransom price too quickly then the kidnappers will raise it,’ said one man, whose father was the victim of kidnapping from which he never returned. His father was found decapitated three weeks after he disappeared from a restaurant where he had flashed too much money under the noses of a group of cartel members. ‘They send you pictures of the person being mutilated, and tell you the more you delay the worse they will be’, said his son… It doesn’t look like the situation is going to change anytime soon. Most of the federal authorities in the area have been thoroughly corrupted, and any chance of rebellion on the part of the locals was quashed several years ago after they tried to form a vigilante group. They fell apart after their leader was captured, tortured, and beheaded. In the real world, sometimes the good guys just can’t win. And so, the residents of the Juarez Valley live quietly amongst the numerous ghost towns that litter the countryside. Unemployment is rampant, and what jobs remain pay a pittance even by Mexican standards. The only jobs that pay well are the ones that are offered by the drug cartels, which many people are desperate enough to take. The few who remain here live purely at the whims of vicious thugs as they endure a barren landscape littered with abandoned stores, burned out homes, bullet ridden signs, and graffiti pocked walls that mark the locations of those slain by their captors. Only the few who happen to have jobs take their chances on the streets. Most stay indoors, and don’t dare leave the modicum of safety they find in their homes. In short, they are living in the apocalypse and don’t see any way out. Like anyone who lives in the ghetto or comes from a broken home, they’re too poor to find somewhere else to live. They probably lack the means to find work somewhere else, or lack the skills required for jobs outside of their community. And as the situation in that region worsens, they’ll only slip further into poverty. Otherwise, I can’t imagine any good reason why these people are staying in that hell hole. Still, sometimes it’s better to take your chances and bug out with your family. Being hungry and homeless in unfamiliar terrain is better than being kidnapped and murdered at home.
  22. Prayers going out for not only the belivers in Niger but, for ALL believers around the world who are being persecuted. In Yahushua Hamashiach
  23. Ugandan Imam Allegedly Beats Daughter to Death for Converting to Christianity January 25, 2015 KALIRO DISTRICT, Uganda (Morning Star News) – A 12-year-old girl who was hospitalized for two weeks after her Muslim father beat her and her sister for converting to Christ last month is traumatized after learning that her sister died from the assault, sources said. Naigaga Saidah’s father, Imam Abudalah Ali of Bwita mosque in Kaliro District, allegedly beat to death her 15-year-old sister, Namugonya Jamirah, on Dec. 11 after the sisters put their trust in Christ at a five-day evangelistic event that ended that day. Beaten unconscious, Naigaga did not learn of her sister’s death until a pastor had transferred her to safety in another town on Jan. 7, sources said. “Saidah needs prayers, trauma counseling and medication for the left side of her hip that was injured by the father,” a source whose name is withheld for security reasons told Morning Star News. After the Dec. 7-11 evangelistic campaign at Bwita trading center in the Nakibungulya area of Kaliro District, a neighbor told Ali that his daughters had become Christians, sources said. That afternoon, 17 Muslims arrived at the venue of the evangelistic meeting, but the participants had left, a source said. “Their father got the information that his daughters have converted, and he organized a small group of fellow Muslims, about 17 people, to go and attack the Christians,” a source said. “He found the campaign had finished but went back to his home and waited for the daughters. When they went back home, the father picked up the club and started beating them badly till one called Jamirah died.” Saidah managed to escape when her father went inside the house to look for water to splash her back to consciousness, the source said. She arrived limping in blood-stained clothes at a pastor’s house. The following day the pastor and another Christian leader went to Ali’s home, learned that Jamirah was dead and reported it to police. Officers arrived at Ali’s house on Dec. 12 and arrested him. He was charged with murder but denied it, claiming that Jamirah died from a motorcycle accident. His wife and two sons supported his statement, and Ali was released on bail on Dec. 13. The same day, Ali officially disowned Saidah for leaving Islam for Christianity before a Kaliro Local Council official. Saidah described her ordeal to Morning Star News by phone. “My father took us to the house and then locked the house,” she said. “He questioned us why we attended a Christian meeting and started beating us up with a club. My sister was hit on the forehead and fell down. I tried to hide myself in the bed, but he got me out and began beating me up as my sister lay down bleeding.” Saidah began shouting for help, but her father covered her mouth with such force that she nearly suffocated, she said. She fell down, unconscious. “Later on I realized that my clothes were soaked with water as I regained my consciousness, and my father had left,” she said. “I got up and went to the pastor’s house, which is about 30 minutes’ walk. I arrived there at 7 p.m.” The pastor took her to a medical clinic, where she was treated for two weeks, while her father began organizing area Muslims to kill her, sources said. The pastor sent her to a Christian leader in another undisclosed town on Jan. 7. When Saidah learned then that her sister had died, she fainted and remained another two days in a nearby hospital. “The police were later bribed and accepted the words of Ali, and he was released on bail,” one source said. “When he came home he went to the [local] chairman and said that he had disowned Saidah, and that if she tries to go back that she will be killed just like her sister, and that he is leaving Saidah in the hands of born-again Christians.” The chairman summoned the Christian leaders and informed them of what Ali had told him. They told Ali to put his decision to disown her in writing. “Saidah has been traumatized, is still limping and she is in a need of the prayers, counseling, medical support, and school fees, because she is going to primary seventh grade this year,” he said.
  24. Faith of Niger Christians Grows Stronger in Face of Unprecedented Violence January 25, 2015 JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Christians in Niger are joyfully meeting in homes under police protection as they plan to rebuild church buildings and houses after attacks last weekend (Jan. 16-18) that were unprecedented in scale. “Nothing of this magnitude has ever happened in this nation,” wrote one missionary couple in the capital, Niamey. “Nearly every church in the capital city of Niamey was burned or looted, along with some schools and orphanages and several other churches and Christian homes throughout the nation.” Muslims protesting the depiction of the prophet of Islam in the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo destroyed 72 church buildings and killed at least 10 people in attacks that began in Zinder on Jan. 16 and hit Niamey the next day, according to Christian support organization Open Doors. A church leader today put the total of ruined church structures at 68, and a final count remained uncertain. Analysts suspect a growing amount of Islamic extremist preaching, coupled with political rivals fanning flames of furor over Niger President Mahamadou Issoufou participating in a unity march in Paris against the terrorist attack on Charlie Hebdo offices, contributed to the scale of the attacks. More than 170 people were reported to have been injured. “Last night the church members met for prayer as the pastor, who lost everything, encouraged them by flashlight to not only stand strong, but to move forward and to know that this attack will grow the church,” wrote the missionary couple to concerned partners. “The room was dark on the outside but illuminated by the fire in the hearts of His people, even as stones were being thrown on the roof.” In spite of the violence, so many present at the church meeting were eager to share testimonies of God’s faithfulness during the attacks that they were asked to wait until Sunday, they added. “Our two churches in Niamey, along with the pastors’ homes, were destroyed,” they wrote. “We also have three Bible schools that sustained various amounts of destruction. The overall damage was extensive, and there is much loss. Now begins the process of rebuilding and restoring what was lost.” Mai’aki Kadaidai, president of the Evangelical Church in the Niger Republic (EERN), told Morning Star News by phone that attacks on Christians and churches were spread across five regions and the capital. “This is the first time we are witnessing violence of this magnitude against the church and Christians,” Kadaidai said. “In all, 68 churches were destroyed across five regions of Agadez, Damagaram, Diffa, Maradi, Zinder, and in our country’s capital city of Niamey. The Muslim rioters destroyed five of our [EERN] churches, destroyed four homes of our pastors and many of our members were adversely affected.” Abubakar Shekau, leader of extremist group Boko Haram in neighboring Nigeria, released a video after the unrest saying attacks in Niger, Nigeria, Chad and Cameroon would continue. Native Christian workers in Niger aided by Christian Aid Mission, which assists ministries based in the country, said there were signs that more attacks could follow. “There have been rumors of people going around marking Christians’ houses for further attacks,” a ministry leader native to Niger wrote on Tuesday (Jan. 20), according to Christian Aid Mission. “Later in the night, we received several phone calls from local Christians and missionaries that confirmed that their houses were marked. Please continue to pray for the very insecure situation in Niger.” A Christian leader in Niamey said 46 Protestant church buildings and 15 Catholic worship sites in the capital were burned, according to Christian Aid Mission. At least three Christians killed in the attacks were trapped inside church buildings. Attacks began on Jan. 16 in Zinder with the destruction of several church buildings and Christian-owned homes. Several other towns suffered damages as the violence spread to the capital by the next day, with angry Muslims also looting shops, attacking police stations, bars and hotels, and ransacking businesses that were either of French origin or owned by non-Muslims. Charlie Hebdo had published a cover cartoon of Muhammad carrying a sign with the slogan (“I am Charlie”) that signified solidarity with free speech and the 12 victims of the shooting deaths by two Islamic terrorists at the magazine’s offices on Jan. 7. Depictions of Muhammad are forbidden in most branches of Islam, and prominent schools of Islamic jurisprudence prescribe death for defaming him. Muslims make up about 98 percent of Niger’s population and have lived in relative peace with the country’s miniscule (0.3 percent) Christian minority. In spite of growing Islamic extremist elements within the country, few in Niger expected to hear the chants of “Kill the infidels, kill the Christians,” as protestors ransacked the nation. Niger was unranked on Open Doors’ 2015 World Watch List of the worst persecutors of Christians. The president of Niger called several Christian leaders together to give him counsel on how to restore calm after the devastation on Saturday (Jan. 17), pastors said. The amount of damages has yet to be calculated, but the missionary couple said rough initial estimates of repairs needed for their ministries would total more than $45,300. “Our first priority is to take care of the needs of our pastors and their families,” they wrote. “They both lost almost everything.” Preliminary estimates of damages to their pastors’ properties were $23,000; church properties, $16,000; and Bible school property, $6,300. Further building repairs were yet to be determined. Those wishing to contribute for repairs can do so at http://runintl.org. “The estimates are still coming in, and in a country considered one of the poorest in the world, the rebuilding task seems insurmountable,” they wrote. “But Jesus told us that nothing is impossible to him who believes.”
  25. Agreed! This battle is much more than than meets the eye.. people desperately need to be aware that this is far above and beyond the physical and vile acts committed by groups like this... it IS a spiritual war and time is growing short for the adversary and he is pulling out all of the stops!
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