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Call To Discernment

Calling Christians to Biblical Christianity in lieu of watered-down, entertainment oriented churchianity. Christians must have discernment in all areas of life in this end time of deception, realizing also that American leadership of both political parties are leading us into the New World Order of the coming antichrist. Do not be conformed to this world. Rom. 12:2. Expose the deeds of darkness. Eph. 5:11. "He that is not zealous against error, is not likely to be zealous for truth." J.C. Ryle 

August 31, 2014

6:22 PM - Megachurch Builds $26 Million Entertainment Center

Go ye into all the world and entertain the lost on their way to an eternal hell. Modern churches have rewritten the Bible to satisfy the flesh in all it's desires. What a colossal waste of money. Yet money is the least waste in all of this foolishness. Wasted time and wasted lives.

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – A megachurch in Alabama recently held an open house to celebrate the opening of its $26 million dollar, six-dome entertainment center, which some are stating is far from biblical Christianity and the example of the early Church.

Faith Chapel Christian Center in Wylam, near Birmingham, completed the project on it 137-acre campus last year, all of which was funded by the tithes and offerings of its more than 6,400 members. The facility is located in a depressed area where a number of residents are low-income.

According to reports, the facility features—among other amenities—a 12-lane bowling alley, a basketball court, a fitness center, a banquet hall and cafe, a teen dance club, and an adult alcohol and smoke-free night club.

More
http://christiannews.net/2014/08/27/alabama-megachurch-builds-26-million-entertainment-center-with-bowling-alley-night-club/

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5:53 PM - The Main Role of ISIS

Deception is such a widespread and cunning tool of the devil that it is not always easy to recognize it at first glance. Below is one example which should serve as a warning to be very cautious before believing or spreading alleged news.

I've also included a snippet from WAB about ISIS, which is no more a real threat to America than the CIA's Al Qaeda was. Like Al Qaeda it is being used to scare the sheeple into supporting more government orchestrated war in the Middle East. That and killing Christians and other innocent civilians. ISIS may be used as the scapegoat for another high profile false flag event like 9/11. And it could be in the near future.


World Affairs Brief,
August 29, 2014 Commentary and Insights on a Troubled World. Copyright Joel Skousen. Partial quotations with attribution permitted. Cite source as Joel Skousen's World Affairs Brief (
http://www.worldaffairsbrief.com).

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CORRECTION: This morning’s edition of the WAB had a story about an NY policeman violently mistreating a breastfeeding mother, causing the baby’s death. The story was a fraud, and was written on what claims to be a satire website. I’ve removed the story, and apologize for not remembering that National Report is not legitimate news. That said, this site is actually more than just a satire site. It’s specific purpose is to lure people into a trap based upon stories so detailed and realistic as to defy the meaning of satire, and which are actually true in terms of the problem being depicted. But in the process, the writer is trying to discredit and embarrass those who believe these things really happen---but they do, all too often.

So, although the story in National Report was manufactured, it was too realistic to be humor or satire. It was meant to be believed and embarrass those who believed it and who disapprove of police foul-mouthed, aggressive behavior and the all-too-common "whatever I say is the law" attitude.

ISIS AS THE NEW FLAGSHIP TERROR THREAT
Whenever a relatively new terror organization starts bragging about how it’s going to take over the entire Muslim world, and simultaneously threatens Jerusalem, Europe and the US, you can bet it’s either the work of an irrational braggart or a propaganda stunt by Western intelligence agencies to give new urgency to the flagging and phony war on terror that has for so long held the West in its Machiavellian grip. Their claims are so far-fetched that they could only be useful at spreading fear among the British and American people who are once again being called upon to support a new war on terror. There is another specific reason, however, for western funding ISIS as a new enemy—it gives the US its long-awaited excuse to get back into the Syrian conflict, and it won’t be to “help Assad” or get rid of ISIS.

McCain’s rhetoric [for attacking ISIS] is particularly hypocritical in light of his trip to Syria in May of 2013 to discuss giving arms and support to Syrian rebels. One researcher noticed that one of the men meeting with McCain looks just like Ibrahim al-Badri (a.k.a. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader and commander of the Islamic State in Iraq, otherwise known as ISIS). Pictures tweeted by McCain himself show him talking with rebels including a man who matches al-Badri’s mugshot on Wikipedia before growing the prominent beard—a beard that, like bin-Laden’s, makes it easy for dumbed-down Americans to identify the terrorist figurehead (or look-alike as needed).

The ultimate US objective in Syria is to remove Bashar al Assad and topple his pro-Russian government so that Israel can finally get the green light to attack Iran without fear of Syrian missile retaliation. In some way the US is conniving to use the need to attack ISIS in Syria as a path toward controlling Syria and taking down Assad.

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August 29, 2014

6:57 PM - Fear Mongering Lies in the Name of Jesus

The internet is so full of crap like this it stands to reason why so many people hate "Christians." This is one blatant example I found at Steve Quayle's website which took me to this story. Guillotines And Convert Or Die Coming Soon? Insane Rant Drops Sharia Bombshell In America’s Lap! It should be noted that this website does NOT claim to be Christian or disseminate the truth.

The video I want to focus on is the one about guillotines made by an alleged Christian early this year, The Law has Passed: Killing American Christians by Guillotine. The first photo of a guillotine he shows is a piece of sculptured art that is no more operational than a photo of a guillotine. Later he makes a big deal about a Georgia state bill authorizing guillotines as the method of execution. The bill is almost 20 years old and went absolutely nowhere.  He also mentions an alleged government stockpile of 30,000 guillotines. Again, more lies. Rumors of mass guillotines have been around for at least 20 years and I have yet to see any proof of even one that is real! There are plenty of other similar videos attempting to scare people with guillotine lies. Does anybody really take this seriously?

Back at the first website are other videos alleging Sharia Law is soon to be a serious threat in America. Perhaps, but only in localized areas like Detroit where Muslims congregate in large numbers. In the first place why do radical Muslims need guillotines? They are perfectly capable of beheading with a sword. And most importantly is the fact that there are so few Muslims in America that a takeover is impossible, especially considering how armed to the teeth Americans are. This government allowing the mass influx of Mexicans and Sharia Law somehow doesn't seem a logical mix to me.

I don't think anybody fully knows the role of Islam in the NWO. Some think the NWO will be Muslim. Others think radical Islam will be annihilated with accepted Islam, Christianity, and Judaism all combined into the NWO religion, along with lesser religions. In any case it does absolutely no good to be spreading provable lies in the name of Jesus. Let the reader and viewer beware.

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August 28, 2014

6:21 PM - The Only Safeguard Against Spiritual Deception

The Bible, the Bible, the Bible! The inspired Word of God. But it takes more than just casual reading. How many Christians even do that much? Long ago I fell victim to deception until the Holy Spirit showed me my errors. Sometimes it is good to have help and I found a lot of help in Bible study reading through J. Vernon McGee's hardbound "commentaries." That and some trustworthy Bible versions in American English. 

Trustworthy men who teach biblical truths that have stood the test of time from the early Church are few in number but they are still around and of course those that have gone home have left us with abundant reading material. Truly there is nothing new under the sun but you wouldn't know that from listening to so many false teachers that are a dime a dozen these days.

Discernment: Why We Need It
http://www.raptureready.com/soap2/ungurean6.html

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5:55 PM - Understanding Revelation

I have not reviewed these books. All I know is that so far I like what I have read online by Jack Kelley. My problem is too little time, too much to read. The second book also sold on Amazon is highly rated.

Free download, no strings attached
by Jack Kelley
http://gracethrufaith.com/free/ebooks/ebook-understanding-revelation/

7 Things You Have To Know To Understand End Times Prophecy
by Jack Kelley
Free
http://gracethrufaith.com/free/books/7-things-you-have-to-know-to-understand-end-times-prophecy/

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5:53 PM - Quote for Today

"True Christians don't fall for the world. They know they are in a godless society and live around godless people. True Christian recognize the situation they are in: surrounded by evil. They are always looking up, not around for the next feel good thing fad. If you are a Christian, you should feel uncomfortable in this world because it is not where we belong."
John Lysaught
http://www.raptureready.com/soap2/lysaught39.html

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August 27, 2014

6:50 PM - End Times Scenario

Today's program was a must hear study. Chuck Missler discuses several topics looming on the horizon of Christians after the rapture, the main one which we should be preparing for being the Bema Seat of Christ. Most Christians today are totally unprepared for it. We will all be judged!

http://www.khouse.org/6640_media_serve.php?show_id=1000185&show_day=wednesday

or
Part 13
http://www.khouse.org/6640/currentbroadcast/

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6:47 PM - Billy & Franklin Graham: Like Father Like Son

Lighthouse Trails has learned that at the August 15-17 2014 gathering called "Three Rivers Festival of Hope" in Pittsburgh, PA, Franklin Graham (who led and organized the event) brought in Catholic Bishop David Zubik to give the opening prayer on stage with the large audience. During the bishop's prayer, he acknowledged his belief that Protestants and Catholics are all part of the same church. While Graham's public stand against homosexual marriage and his work to help the poor and needy is commendable, his giving a thumbs up to Roman Catholicism is moving the church closer and closer to complete apostasy. While we know that Graham's father, Billy Graham, allowed Catholic counselors at his
own crusade meetings (which sadly set a precedent), it's a big jump to give a Catholic priest the platform at an evangelical event to lead in an ecumenical prayer that puts Catholicism on par with Protestant Christianity.

More
http://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/blog/?p=15966

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6:46 PM - Pentecostal Scandals

This is quite a large list.

Enlarged and Updated August 26, 2014

I know from personal experience that not all Pentecostals or Charismatics live scandalous lives. I was led to Christ in 1973 by an old-line Pentecostal who was a godly man, and I thank the Lord for the compassion he showed to this former "hippy" and the Biblical wisdom that he exercised in dealing with me.

At the same time, from its inception at the turn of the 20th century, the Pentecostal movement has been absolutely rife with moral and doctrinal scandals and ridiculous claims.

Continued
http://www.wayoflife.org/database/recent_pentecostal_scandals.html

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8:22 AM - Absolute Proof of Vaccine Caused Autism CDC Coverup

Natural News EXCLUSIVE: Bombshell email from CDC whistleblower reveals criminality of vaccine cover-up as far back as 2002
http://www.naturalnews.com/046614_CDC_whistleblower_vaccine_cover-up_criminal_investigation.html


CDC Responds: Admits Omitting Vaccine Data
video
http://youtu.be/THGbJnpywyw

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August 26, 2014

6:35 PM - What Can Believers Do in Days of Apostasy?

Free booklet as pdf download by J. Vernon McGee. Print form also available. Very good advice for believers in these end times. Read this and it becomes very clear that some "Christians" supposedly opposing apostasy are actually taken in it themselves. You will know them by their fruit.

Other McGee booklets free to download.
http://www.ttb.org/contentpages/21793/ecac65f6-d183-45d5-b6da-75662d98e6ca/ElectronicBooklets.aspx


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6:31 PM - Quote for Today

“In some ages evil seems to sleep. In the last days it will awake to full life and activity. It will seize every instrument: the press, the pulpit, the platform. It will enlist every science and art – music, sculpture, painting, portrait, philosophy – making them all subservient to its development. The multiplication of crimes, contempt of laws, blasphemies – these are the specimens of the energy of evil.”
Horatious Bonar

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6:26 PM - Iraqi Christians Plea for Help

For Yazidis, Christians: 'They Cut Us Like Sheep'

UN BAJID KANDALA REFUGEE CAMP, Northern Iraq — It looks like a scene out of the Bible — a modern-day exodus.

"I was there when ISIS came and shot one girl with a bullet in the head because they told her to convert. She refused and they killed her," Tasim recalled.

"We wait for the mercy of God and people like you to be protected from the evil men," Guli said.

They're also asking for the United States and the West to help.

"My request for all the believers in America and all over the world in all the church[es] [is] to pray for these people," Guli said.

Full story with video
www.breakingisraelnews.com/20554/yazidis-christians-cut-us-like-sheep-video/

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August 25, 2014

6:21 PM - The Age of Scoffers

Just as God is gradually separating the sheep from the goats in the church, He is also separating the mature from the childish who love to tickle itching ears and have theirs tickled in return. Nothing is more revealing about a person than hate. And when it habitually comes from an alleged Christian one has to wonder if their faith is genuine at all. The more the hatred builds against the pre-trib rapture the more evident it becomes Satan is directing it because he knows it is the correct Biblical view. The fact that he does not know when it will happen has him very, very angry, which he is expressing through so many alleged Christians.

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“Come and See”
In Defense of the Faith
by Pete Garcia

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I wonder why so many who claim to be Christian (presumably loving Christ), have such hostility towards the idea that Christ will one day return for His Bride before the coming seven year period known as ‘The Day of the Lord'.

Some of the visceral comments you will find, come not from the atheist or the Christian skeptic crowd, but come from other Christians. Most unbelievers equate God to the ‘Flying Spaghetti Monster' and reserve sarcasm for all eschatological views fairly equally. But it's the ‘christian', particularly those of the Reformed/Covenantal/Hebrew Roots/Amillennial/Preterist/Pre-Wrath/Post-Trib crowd who really, really hate the Pre-Tribulation Rapture. Even more hated still, is the Dispensationalist…Gasp!

As one who has often been at the receiving end of the blistering criticism, I am very cognizant of the fact, that most other eschatological views are at least tolerant of each other, yet remain united in their resolute intolerance towards the Pre-Trib view…, which is telling.

Although we aren’t saved by which Rapture view we hold too, we are either stunted or growing in how we mature as believers by which view we allow to filter our biblical worldview through.  And although all the proof in the world will not convince those who obstinately hold to errant, eschatological views (the listed above), they will find out soon enough.

Full article
http://www.omegaletter.com/articles/articles.asp?ArticleID=7873

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5:51 PM - Surviving Without Grocery Stores

The time may come due to martial law, food shortages, mass riots, false flag attacks, etc. when grocery stores over much if not all of the country are picked clean in 2-3 days and cannot be restocked soon. Government distribution of food rations could become possible for awhile, with heavy strings attached of course. 

It is possible to survive on foraging alone, provided one knows what to eat and what to leave alone. And to some extent it is even possible in cities. Lots of "weeds" are edible. And then there are all sorts of animals which is another subject entirely. The information below is very helpful for foraging plants.


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World Affairs Brief, August 22, 2014 Commentary and Insights on a Troubled World.

Copyright Joel Skousen. Partial quotations with attribution permitted. Cite source as Joel Skousen's World Affairs Brief (
http://www.worldaffairsbrief.com). PREPAREDNESS TIP: EDIBLE PLANTS by Andrew Skousen

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Take dandelion, for instance. Who hasn’t tried to remove this hardy, universal weed from your yard? Yet it is really quite good both for food and medicine. The leaves are more nutritious than any lettuce and are not bitter if picked before the blossoms appear. Even the bitter summer leaves shouldn’t be shunned according to Steve Brill, who has a very useful website about common edible plants.

And that’s just one example. Consider wild cherries, berries and apples, watercress near streams, wild mushrooms (be careful, but don’t ignore this valuable category), and several edible leaves and lettuces. The PFAF (plants for a future) website catalogs over 20,000 edible plants in the world and has handy lists of edible plants sorted into links like “alternative food crops,” “winter salads,” edible roots, and even chocolate or salt substitutes.

Be sure and add a pocket guidebook of local edible (and poisonous) plants to your 72 hour kit or bug out bag.
Here is a list of some geographic-specific guidebooks.

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5:47 PM - Military Equipment to Police

This is a neat little search tool that tells you what military equipment has been sent to your own county. It ranges from the trivial on up to reportedly attack  helicopters. The feds give this stuff away free to law enforcement and in some cases it amounts to many millions of dollars to a single county nowhere near a large metropolitan area. How accurate and up to date it is I don't know. It's no wonder we now have a standing army in America, called the police.
http://bridge.caspio.net/dp.asp?AppKey=36701000b255adcfe6ca4b13a8a4

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August 24, 2014

5:43 PM - The Apostasy Sweeping Over The Churches

This address was delivered in 1919. Dr. Gaebelein wouldn't believe the amount of sin accepted by "Christians" and welcomed in churches today.

by Dr. A.C. Gaebelein, Bible Institute of Los Angeles, August 17, 1919

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Now then, let me tell you about this apostasy. The cornerstone of it is the rejection of this Book as the authority of God making known to man the truth which man is to know and by which He is saved. The rejection of the inspiration of the Bible, that it is the Word of God, is really a rather recent thing. Of course, the devil has always rejected it, although he knew better; and blasphemers, heathen and infidels have always done so. Study the Reformation and there is the clearest note as to the authority of this Book; in fact the belief in this Book produced the Reformation and gave birth to Protestantism. It is only during the last hundred years that you can trace the deliberate satanic attack upon the Word of God to rob the Bible of its divine authority and as soon as that is done all is lost. Everything rests upon the cornerstone--the Bible, the revelation, the infallible Word of God. Destroy this cornerstone and the whole collapses and that has become the popular thing in Christendom--to attack the Bible, to belittle the Word of God, to show up its supposed errors and rob it of its authority. 
 
Some Christians have told me that they are to remain in Laodicea until the Lord gives them a call to leave. He has given the call. It is here and what is happening and will happen is the separation of God's true church from the church of the world, the church of the apostasy and of Laodicea. But you say, "Where am I going?" Well, go first to the Lord and then you will have fellowship with the true saints of God. When you get into the fellowship of the true saints of God you get power, you get blessing, you have the reality of the Lord and He is going to use you.

Full article
http://www.deceptioninthechurch.com/gaebelein.html

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5:31 PM - Bible Verses and Quotes for Today

For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.
2 Timothy 4:3-4

"Dr. McGee, you're going to find out in your own ministry that there are a great many people more interested in Antichrist than they are in Christ."
Dr. Arno C. Gaebelein, former Methodist pastor and Bible teacher

"They want religious entertainment from Christian performers who will tickle their ears. We have a love for novelty in churches today: emotional movies, pageants, foot tapping music, colored lights, etc. The man who simply opens the Bible is rejected while the shallow religious entertainer becomes a celebrity. And verse 4 indicates that itching ears soon will become deaf ears as people turn away from the truth and believe man-made fables."
Dr. Warrren Wiersby, former pastor of Moody Church

All this is not true just in the churches but outside as well as so much religious garbage is spread over the internet in the name of truth by false teachers and false prophets.
Steven

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2:51 PM - The Only Answer For Perilous Times

For Christians that is. The world has their answers and they all end in death. This was a good sermon getting down to the main reason why the lives of most American Christians are so spiritually bankrupt

(2 Timothy 3:1-17) During these early years of the 21st century, we have faced overwhelming problems that appear to have no answer. There seems to be no end to the personal and social ills that plague us.  Is there no place we can turn for relief?

with J. Vernon McGee
45 minutes
http://www.oneplace.com/ministries/thru-the-bible-sunday-sermon/custom-player/

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9:40 AM - Heavenly Sunlight

The author of this hymn, Henry Jeffreys Zelley (1859-1942) a Methodist pastor, produced over 1500 poems, hymns, and gospel songs.


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