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    Quote Originally Posted by Ringo View Post
    In the 19th century, the richest family in the world was a family of Jewish bankers called the Rothschilds. Their wealth has declined, but they are still one of the richest families on earth. They are extreme globalists, with businesses all over the world, and owners of a publication in the U.S. called The Economist. The Economist Magazine recently called Pres. Trump a present danger to the New World Order, and said the Internationalists that formed the New World Order are spinning in their graves. The magazine called Pres. Trump a greater threat to the New World Order than jihad, terrorism, the growth of Communist China and the hostility of North Korea. It said perhaps the greatest danger in the world today is the re-election of an American President that despises international norms. Be it the secular New World Order or the biblical One World Government of antichrist (one and the same), Pres. Trump's refusal to surrender the sovereignty of America is why people are so desperate to impeach him.
    Yeah, one of the things I like that best about Trump.

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    Misconceptions about America in prophecy


    Many Christians have the impression that America is the hinge upon which the final door is opened regarding the return of Christ and the rapture. This leads to the misconception that all the American political disruption, immorality, economic disruption, deep state, support of abortion, the fall of traditional marriage, the alphabet of sexual orientation, climate change and whether your neighbor considers you a bigot and racist for which political candidate you support, must inevitably hasten the return of Christ. While it may play a miniscule part in general, scripture points to God the Father, not America, in this determination. Acts 1:7 says "It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father has put in his own power."

    Now the rough part: God's timepiece on the return of Christ is not found in America. The political, economic or social condition of America is not the axel upon which prophecy turns. America is not found in the Bible. You have to do some pretty fantastic wordplay, eisegesis, and biblical gymnastics to find America in the Bible. It doesn't mean that America doesn't exist or has been destroyed. It only means that it is not specifically found in the Bible. America's role in prophecy today is contingent on its ability as a world power to spread the gospel, influence events, people, and the political landscape in the Middle East, which directly or indirectly impacts God's prophetic timepiece-Israel. Don't get angry with me, read your Bible for yourself.

    When we think of the end times, we often think about the great falling away and how there will be wars and rumors of wars, famines and pestilences. There will be earthquakes, persecution, betrayals and false Christs. And as Christ says in Matthew 24:6, "see that you are not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet." Christ lists these events in general even as he says the gospel will be preached in all the world "for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come." Then Christ becomes specific to Israel and what happens there. In the chronology Christ provides, it is from Israel that the end time events culminate, and the rest of the world will know that the Lord is God. This is backed up by all the prophets that write of the end of days. So where does America fit in the end of days?

    Currently, America is an influencer of the prophecy clock. During the immediate past president's two terms, American policy decidedly favored Israel's enemies. The current policy highly favors Israel. America is so powerful that it is currently a player in God's prophetic plan. This comes, however, with a scriptural warning: Matthew 25:32-34, "And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats: and he shall set the sheep on his right hand...Then shall the king say unto them on his right hand, Come, you blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you." Zechariah 12:9, speaking of the Day of the Lord, says "I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem." Best understand that America does not replace Israel in God's prophetic plan.

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    5 Signs Your Church Might Be Heading Toward Progressive Christianity


    Several years ago, my husband and I began attending a local Evangelical, non-denominational church, and we loved it.

    We cherished the sense of community we found among the loving and authentic people we met there, and the intelligent, "outside the box" pastor who led our flock with thought-provoking and insightful sermons.

    Sadly, the church started going off the rails theologically, and after about a year and a half, we made the difficult decision to leave. Today that church is a self-titled "Progressive Christian Community."

    Back then I had never heard of "Progressive Christianity," and even now it is difficult to pin down what actually qualifies someone as a Progressive Christian, due to the diversity of beliefs that fall under that designation.

    However, there are signs—certain phrases and ideas—that seem to be consistent in Progressive circles. Here are 5 danger signs to watch for in your church:

    1. There is a lowered view of the Bible

    One of the main differences between Progressive Christianity and Historic Christianity is its view of the Bible. Historically, Christians have viewed the Bible as the Word of God and authoritative for our lives. Progressive Christianity generally abandons these terms, emphasizing personal belief over biblical mandate.

    Comments you might hear:

    ​The Bible is a human book...
    I disagree with the Apostle Paul on that issue...
    The Bible condones immorality, so we are obligated to reject what it says in certain places...
    ​The Bible "contains" the word of God...


    2. Feelings are emphasized over facts

    In Progressive churches, personal experiences, feelings, and opinions tend to be valued above objective truth. As the Bible ceases to be viewed as God’s definitive word, what a person feels to be true becomes the ultimate authority for faith and practice.

    Comments you might hear:

    That Bible verse doesn't resonate with me....
    I thought homosexuality was a sin until I met and befriended some gay people....
    I just can’t believe Jesus would send good people to hell....

    3. Essential Christian doctrines are open for re-interpretation

    Progressive author John Pavlovitz wrote, “There are no sacred cows [in Progressive Christianity]....Tradition, dogma, and doctrine are all fair game, because all pass through the hands of flawed humanity."

    Progressive Christians are often open to re-defining and re-interpreting the Bible on hot-button moral issues like homosexuality and abortion, and also cardinal doctrines such as the virgin conception and the bodily resurrection of Jesus. The only sacred cow is "no sacred cows."

    Comments you might hear:

    The resurrection of Jesus doesn't have to be factual to speak truth....
    The church's historic position on sexuality is archaic and needs to be updated within a modern framework...
    The idea of a literal hell is offensive to non-Christians and needs to be re-interpreted....​


    ​4. Historic terms are re-defined

    There are some Progressive Christians who say they affirm doctrines like biblical inspiration, inerrancy, and authority, but they have to do linguistic gymnastics to make those words mean what they want them to mean. I remember asking a Pastor, "Do you believe the Bible is divinely inspired?" He answered confidently, "Yes, of course!"

    However, I mistakenly assumed that when using the word "inspired," we both meant the same thing. He clarified months later what he meant—that the Bible is inspired in the same way and on the same level as many other Christian books, songs, and sermons.

    This, of course, is not how Christians have historically understood the doctrine of divine inspiration.

    Another word that tends to get a Progressive make-over is the word "love." When plucked out of its biblical context, it becomes a catch-all term for everything non-confrontative, pleasant, and affirming.

    Comments you might hear:

    God wouldn't punish sinners—He is love....
    Sure, the Bible is authoritative—but we've misunderstood it for the first 2,000 years of church history...
    It's not our job to talk to anyone about sin—it's our job to just love them....

    5. The heart of the gospel message shifts from sin and redemption to social justice

    There is no doubt that the Bible commands us to take care of the unfortunate and defend those who are oppressed. This is a very real and profoundly important part of what it means to live out our Christian faith.

    However, the core message of Christianity—the gospel—is that Jesus died for our sins, was buried and resurrected, and thereby reconciled us to God. This is the message that will truly bring freedom to the oppressed.

    Many Progressive Christians today find the concept of God willing His Son to die on the cross to be embarrassing or even appalling. Sometimes referred to as "cosmic child abuse," the idea of blood atonement is de-emphasized or denied altogether, with social justice and good works enthroned in its place.

    Comments you might hear:

    Sin doesn't separate us from God—we are made in His image and He called us good....
    God didn't actually require a sacrifice for our sins—the first Christians picked up on the pagan practice of animal sacrifice and told the Jesus story in similar terms....
    We don't really need to preach the gospel—we just need to show love by bringing justice to the oppressed and provision to the needy...

    Conclusion:

    Identifying the signs is not always obvious—sometimes they are subtle and mixed with a lot of truth. Progressive Christianity can be persuasive and enticing, but carried out to its logical end, it is an assault on the foundational framework of Christianity, leaving it disarmed of its saving power.

    We shouldn’t be surprised to find some of these ideas infiltrating our churches. Jesus warned us, “Watch out for false prophets” who “come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves” (Matthew 7:15).

    So if you spot any of these 5 danger signs in your place of worship, it might be time to pray about finding fellowship in a more biblically faithful church community.

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    Comfort One Another With These Words Also...There Will Not Be Another Generation

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    "Even in our polarized and right vs. left political paradigm, there is one thing both republicans and democrats can agree on: The federal government should have vast snooping powers and conduct mass surveillance on everyone. They simply disagree over who should be in charge of abusing those excessive powers".


    Republicans & Democrats Agree: Give Vast Snooping Powers To The US Government
    https://www.zerohedge.com/political/...-us-government
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    Muslim Community Patrol: Sharia Law Coming To Community Near You


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