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Headlines & Articles — Thursday, April 27th, 2017
UK Daily Mail: Kim Jong-Un Prepares For War
Kim Jong-Un's army readied for war as they fired rockets and torpedoes at mock enemy warships during North Korea's 'largest ever' live-fire artillery drills on Tuesday. Hundreds of tanks were lined up along the eastern coastal town of Wonsan in a show of military strength to celebrate 85 years since the North Korean army was created. Kim saluted the military as he watched the exercises on Tuesday, which involved the firing of more than 300 large-calibre artillery pieces and included submarine torpedo-attacks. Just one day later, South Korea conducted joint military live-fire drills with the US at Seungjin fire training field in Pocheon, South Korea, near the border with North Korea.....
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NBC News: Public Needs To Know How To Respond In Nuclear Attack, Experts Say
...Some leading emergency response planners view the persistent menace of North Korea as a new opportunity: reason to alert the American public that a limited nuclear attack can be survivable, with a few precautions......
The Stream: Turkey Bombs Syrian Christians. Will Trump Act to Protect Them?..
Elderly Couple Die Side by Side on Same Day after 77 Years of Marriage Together....
Kentucky Gov. Signs Bill Allowing Elective Bible Courses in Public Schools
Kentucky's governor recently signed a bill into law that authorizes public school boards to allow schools to offer elective Bible literacy courses and provides state guidance to help establish such classes..
The Atlantic: ALABAMA MULLS CREATING A CHURCH-RUN POLICE DEPARTMENT
...This month, Alabama could add to their ranks something unprecedented in American history: a police department operated by a church.....
CBN News: Government Commission Says Russia Should be Labeled One of World's Worst Violators of Religious Freedom ....
Deseret News: 'Netflix for Christians' Just Expanded In a Major Way....
PureFlix.com announced Tuesday that it will add its service to Android-based TV platforms and Apple TV as a part of an overall expansion of the movie streaming service. 
Whatever Is Pure: Cedarville Requires Professors to Apply Philippians 4:8
This spring, Cedarville University enacted new curriculum guidelines inspired by Philippians 4:8 and aimed at purifying coursework of erotic and graphic content. Cedarville, a buttoned-up Baptist school with a 130-year Christian history, is not the kind of place where professors assign Fifty Shades of Grey or anything close. But administrators want to err on the side of caution. ...
CBN News: Daughter of Facebook Murder Victim Shares How Souls Are Turning to Christ Because of Family's Forgiveness!....
For the First Time, Russia Ranked Among Worst Violators of Religious Freedom..
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Teacher, LGBT Partner Are ‘Anti-Christian Bigots’ for Banning Cross Necklace....
Faith and Millennials— Bringing Them Back into the Fold....
Faith Groups Still in Limbo Under Obamacare Contraceptive Mandate....
Jackie Robinson’s Faith on the Field....
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Congressional Republicans Urge Trump to Sign Religious Liberty Executive Order....
Four Pro-Life Accomplishments During Trump's First 100 Days....
Chechnya to 'Eliminate' Entire Gay Population Ahead of Islamic Ramadan....
Dangers of Porn: NY Parish Tackles What Many Churches Are Ignoring....
World's Largest Jesus Christ Statue to Be Built in Most Populous Muslim Nation?....
James Dobson Reflects on 40 Years In Broadcasting: I Will Never Apologize for Defending Unborn, Marriage....
National Review: Coptic Christians’ Endless Struggle for Survival in Egypt....
West Virginia School District in Legal Battle Over Bible Classes....
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Rachel Alexander: Christians Are the Least Judgmental People....
David Ruzicka: Loving Yourself Won't Make You Happy....
American Conservative: Is There a Constitutional Right to Carry a Gun?....
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IMB: Workplace Evangelism Abroad Begins with Workplace Evangelism at Home...
9Marks: Must Every Christian Evangelize?....
Tim Challies: The Worst Consequence of Skipping Church....
9Marks:  Three Ingredients for an Evangelistic Church Culture....
Thom Rainer:  10 Common Sentiments Pastors Wish They Could Express....
China Gripped By Revival as 'Hundreds of Millions Turn to Religion and Faith'
Forty-one years after China's Cultural Revolution snuffed out all forms of religious expression, hundreds of millions of Chinese people are flocking to religions like Christianity.Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ian Johnson believes what's transpiring in China is nothing short of "one of the world's great spiritual revivals" and says the world better take note because the impact of this "spiritual transformation" could have significant global implications.  Johnson spent six years researching the "values and faiths of today's China." He says the fastest-growing drivers of this "religious revolution" are unregistered churches or so-called "house" or "underground" churches....
Atlas Obscura: The Forgotten American Missionaries of Pyongyang
It may be difficult to imagine from the perspective of the 21st century, but the North Korean capital city of Pyongyang once had at its center a community of Americans—Christian missionaries who lived there from 1895 to 1942.  This long-lost mission, almost unknown even to Korea experts on both sides of the Pacific, was part of a pre-Second World War American Christian presence in Korea that achieved its greatest success in Pyongyang. The current capital was then the home of the largest Christian community in Korea and the center of the Presbyterian Church in Asia......
Freedom Outpost: Science Is Not God, So Why Do So Many People Keep Trying To Turn It Into A Religion?
....Google defines science as “the intellectual and practical activity encompassing the systematic study of the structure and behavior of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment.”  Personally, I very much believe in the scientific method because it has helped us to understand a great deal about how our world operates. But in recent years, many in the scientific community have elevated “theory” to the same level as “fact”, and those that dare to question the most cherished theories of the scientific priesthood are often persecuted greatly.  Just ask all of the professors that have been “purged” from universities all across.......
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Headlines & Articles — Tuesday, April 25th, 2017
CBN News: The Clock on America's Ticking Debt Bomb Is About to Speed Up
The Federal Reserve is getting ready to raise its target interest rate after allowing it to sit at historically low levels for years.  With $20 trillion in national debt, this could be an expensive proposition for Washington and taxpayers. ....
Frontpage: The Green Cult’s Holy Week
 Hard upon Passover and Easter Week comes the two high holy days for the Green Cult, last Saturday’s Earth Day, and next Saturday’s People’s Climate March. This two-bit nature-worship calls itself “environmentalism,” but like another pseudo-science that ravaged the modern world, Marxism, this “ism” is definitely a “wasm,” its contradictions, hypocrisies, and cognitive incoherence patent. But just as Marx’s poltergeist lives on in various collectivists ideologies, environmentalism exacts a huge cost from those who can least afford it. Resource management is an obvious imperative for human beings. We are practically and morally obliged to use nature in such a way that we maximize benefits for all people, and leave for those who come after us the resources for maintaining and improving their lives. Our earthly home is not the wild, the untouched nature that.....
In Surprising Shift, Lebanon Seeks Permanent Ceasefire With Israel
ebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri asked the United Nations Friday for help in forging a permanent cease-fire with Israel. “I urge the U.N. secretary-general to support efforts to secure, as soon as possible, a state of permanent ceasefire. This is long overdue and my government is committed to move this agenda forward,” Hariri said, Reuters reported.....
Christian Post: Evangelicals, Pentecostals Are More Likely Than Other Christians to Be Persecuted, Says Report
Evangelicals and Pentecostal Christians are most at risk among persecuted Christians in part because of their zeal to evangelize, a new study shows. Key findings of "In Response to Persecution," a new study of Notre Dame's Under Caesar's Sword project, were revealed Thursday at the National Press Club where panelists mentioned several times during a discussion that evangelicals and Pentecostals are targeted for persecution more intensely than mainline, Catholic, and Orthodox believers.......
Jehovah's Witnesses Banned by Russia's Supreme Court After 'Extremist' Tag Upheld
Russia’s Supreme Court has declared Jehovah’s Witnesses an extremist organization, ordering its assets liquidated and banning all activities in the country, Russian state media reported Thursday. The ban will not come into force until after the group’s appeal is heard. The ruling upholds a claim made by Russia’s Ministry of Justice. Responding to the ruling, Yaroslav Sivulskiy, a spokesman for Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia, confirmed that the Jehovah’s Witnesses will be appealing the ruling.....
America Unraveling: Anne Graham Lotz Warns We Must Return to 'In God We Trust'
Evangelist Anne Graham Lotz has warned that the United States is "disintegrating into anger, anarchy, division" because of its "rejection of God." The daughter of evangelist Billy Graham and founder of AnGeL Ministries told the Biblical Recorder in an interview that prayer is America's answer.....
Harvard University LGBT Fact Sheet Claims Gender Can 'Change Day to Day'
A new Harvard University factsheet on gender dysphoria is urging students to "fight transphobia" by learning what the university claims are facts associated with the fluidity of gender....
 
Daily Wire: The Genocide Of Down Syndrome Infants Continues Unabated
Mikayla Holmgren couldn't have had a more difficult start. She was born six weeks premature, she was missing an esophagus, and she was diagnosed with Down syndrome. In the 22 years since her birth, however, Mikayla hasn't simply walked through life, she's charged through it. A dancer and a gymnast, Holmgren has shown a desire for the spotlight....Having conquered gymnastics and dance, Mikayla has decided to take on another challenge - the Miss Minnesota USA pageant.  ...
Germany's Speech Police Target Truth, Spawning Cold War Flashbacks
....When the Berlin Wall fell in 1989 and East Germany collapsed, East Germans looked forward to living in freedom. But now, some are beginning to wonder just how free the new Germany is.  Last year a married couple was convicted for creating a Facebook group that criticized the government's open-door migration policy.  At the trial, the man complained that Germans cannot be critical of refugees without getting labeled 'Nazi.'  And 60 others accused of writing so-called hate speech online had their homes raided by police...
Loretta Lynch OUTED in Front of Nation & It All Points Back to Hillary Investigation
James Comey did have reasons for approaching Hillary’s email scandal the way he did and they all involved Loretta Lynch, it would seem. He didn’t trust her or other Obama officials at the Justice Department. He was afraid they would cover up for the Hildabeast, which they did. I believe Comey… partially. In the end, he tried to please both sides and wound up being hated by......
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Headlines & Articles — Weekend, April 22nd-23rd, 2017
Breitbart News: ‘Shattered’ Revelation— Clinton Campaign Hatched Russian 
Hacking Narrative 24 Hours After Hillary’s Loss
The new Clinton campaign tell-all, Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign, reveals how Hillary Clinton personally placed blame for her bruising defeat on Russian meddling “within twenty-four hours of her concession speech.”....
SBC Voices: SBC In Free-Fall Compared to Southern Population, But There Is Hope
....We all know about the flatlining and then declining numbers of the SBC related to baptisms, church membership, and worship attendance. We’ve talked about them for years, heard warnings years ago, and we’ve seen it with our own eyes. While SBC megachurches are still doing well numbers wise, there continues to be consolidation going on, churches struggling, and many churches in steep decline. With the new numbers set to come out in the next few weeks, an overall analysis might be helpful....
‘Separation of Church and State!’: Leftist Activists Disrupt Michigan Town Hall
A group of leftist activists wearing pink pussy hats disrupted a Christian opening prayer at Rep. Jack Bergman’s (R-MI) Thursday evening town hall in Gaylord, Michigan, shouting, “Separation of church and state!” as other constituents stood with their heads bowed in respect.....
Christian Post: Groundbreaking Research Reveals Most Effective Ways to Combat Christian Persecution— Report
A new study released this week reveals the extent of Christian persecution worldwide and the effective strategies the oppressed are employing to combat it...The study found that 43 percent of persecuted Christians respond to persecution primarily with what are called "strategies of survival," which includes adapting ones life and practices to blend into the community, going underground, or fleeing the land altogether.....
Breitbart News: Second Detroit Doctor Busted in Female Genital Mutilation Ring
Dr. Fakhruddin Attar was arrested in the Detroit suburb of Livonia, Michigan Friday, accused, along with his wife Farida Attar, of involvement in the same female genital mutilation conspiracy that led to the landmark arrest last week of Dr. Jumana Nagarwala.....
Florida Teacher Bans Cross Necklaces in Class, Promotes LGBT Day of Silence
A national religious liberty law firm is threatening to sue a Florida public school district over allegations that a high school math teacher forced Christian students to remove cross necklaces and that she is engaging in LGBT activism in her classroom.....
Are School-Issued Computers Spying On Your Kids?
There was widespread outrage back in 2010, when it was discovered that a Philadelphia school district had issued laptops to students with a very creepy function.  Unbeknown to both students and parents, school officials had the ability to remotely access the webcams on the laptops, and spy on the students in their homes.  Seven years later, school-issued computers are still spying on students, albeit in more subtle ways.....
Christianity Today: What Can the Church Learn about Sexual Harassment, Accusations, & Transparency from the Bill O'Reilly Debacle?
The explosive controversy surrounding Bill O'Reilly has captured the attention of global news networks, and his sudden departure has sparked conversation about harassment, bullying, and organizational response...There are many lessons Fox News needs to learn from this situation, and certainly O’Reilly has a lot to learn as well.  But I'm wondering something different.  I want to know, what can the Church learn from this debacle?  Here are some thoughts.....
Erik Raymond: We Need More ‘Parlour Preachers’
.... The 19th-century English pastor and author Charles Bridges writes in his book The Christian Ministry that we need more “parlour preaching.” He defines this as “the ability to introduce the subject of religion seasonably and acceptably into social intercourse.” This, Bridges says, “is one of the most valuable talents to the church.”....
Push To Rebuild Jerusalem Temple Has Earth-Shaking Implications
There is probably not a more disputed parcel of real estate than the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. A portion of the land there is occupied by an Islamic mosque, yet there are developing plans to rebuild the prophesied third Jewish Temple. That leaves the government of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a political situation that offers no easy way out. One American pastor now is telling Christians they need to pay careful attention to what happens next.....
Christian Post: 'Bible Answer Man' Booted From Bott Radio Network After Hank Hanegraaff Joins Orthodox Church
The "Bible Answer Man" radio show program with Hank Hanegraaff has been booted from Bott Radio Network over concerns regarding biblical accuracy, following Hanegraaff's conversion into the Eastern Orthodox Church......
Daily Signal: What This Supreme Court Case Could Mean for School Choice
.....The Supreme Court has already acknowledged and disavowed the discriminatory history of Blaine Amendments...Based on oral arguments from Trinity Lutheran v. Comer, the Supreme Court is once again preparing to issue a decision on the question of state aid to a religious institution. As Elizabeth Slattery, legal fellow in The Heritage Foundation’s Edwin Meese III Center, notes: “If Trinity Lutheran wins the day, it will be a signal to states that they may not discriminate against churches under the guise of Blaine Amendments.”.....
Bible Mesh: How Christianity
Conquered Rome
....Even though the cities were unpleasant places to live, they were the population and intellectual centers of the empire, and they provided Christians with opportunities for numerical growth and cultural influence. Indeed, Christianity eventually dominated the empire by taking root in almost all the major cities of the ancient Mediterranean world, from Alexandria in North Africa to Cordova in Spain.....
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Payday Someday    I Kng 21:18,19,23  Mat 10:28
Is Hell a Myth?      Mat. 10:28
Prepare To Meet Thy God    Amos 4:12
The Meaning of Christmas    Luke 1:78
Ichabod: Goodbye To Glory     1 Sam. 4:18-22

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

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I Would, But Ye Would Not!    Mat 23:37
Open House For All Comers   Luke 15:2
Why Some Seekers Are Not Saved   Is 59:1-2
Fathers in Christ    1 Jn 2:13,14
The Fatherhood of God     Mat 6:9
The Drawings of Divine Love    Jn 6:44-45
The Saint's Horror at the Sinner's Hell   Ps 26:9
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A Living Hope of the Hereafter    I Peter 1:3-5
Faith On Trial   Psalm 73:1-2
The Christian & the Non-Christian   Eph. 4:20
The Breadth, Length, Depth, Height of God's Love
God Or Mammon    Matt. 6:19-24

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

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