Matthew 24:23-26 Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. Behold, I have told you before. Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not.
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Matthew 20:22 But Jesus answered and said, Ye know not what ye ask. Are ye able to drink of the cup that I shall drink of, and to be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? They say unto him, We are able.
Matthew 20:22 “You don’t know what you are asking,” Jesus said to them. “Can you drink the cup I am going to drink?” “We can,” they answered.
“JERUSALEM – The Obama administration has asked the Palestinian Authority to halt talks on a unity government with Hamas, according to a senior PA official.
The official said the White House fears a unity government with the Islamist group would make it difficult for the U.S. and European Union to support the unilateral declaration of a Palestinian state in the United Nations.
CHRIST’S DEATH AND RESURRECTION IN THE OLD TESTAMENT
“And I will pour on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication; then they will look on Me whom they pierced…” -Zechariah 12:10
“…Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day:” – Luke 24:46
John the Baptist wore camel’s hair and ate locusts and wild honey (Matt 3:4). And by the Spirit, John recognized the true purpose of Jesus of Nazareth from the beginning, before Jesus’ ministry had even started. John introduced Jesus to the crowds in John 1:29, saying, “Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.” John understood. He got it.
After his resurrection, Jesus met two men on the road to Emmaus, and he expected them to already understand through the Scriptures that Christ was meant to suffer and die. “And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself,” (Luke 24:26-27).
We would all have loved to be there on the road to Emmaus that day, walking with the resurrected Jesus himself as he detailed the different prophecies that concerned his death and resurrection. Still, the apostles and other New Testament writers do a good job of filling us in. The Old Testament is filled with prophecies and types of Jesus’ suffering and death and resurrection as payment for the sins of the world, and the New Testament points those out….
EARLY CHRISTIAN CODICES: REAL OR FORGERIES?
A collection of lead booklets, allegedly found in a cave in Jordan, made headlines earlier this month. The media pounced on the booklets and declared that they were evidence of early Christian history. The lead codices, bound with lead rings, supposedly included a picture of Jesus and a map of Jerusalem. An Aramaic scholar has since examined pictures of the codices and has called them forgeries. Regardless of whether the codices are legitimate or not, the whole matter raises the importance of provenance and the difficulty in determining the authenticity of archeological artifacts when they’ve been taken away from the original site of discovery….
[OUR LIFE AS WE KNOW IT IS ABOUT TO END, STANDARD AND POOR HAS ANNOUNCED, THE DOLLAR IS GOING TO END AS THE LEADING WORLD CURRENCY. THIS IS GOING TO BE FAR WORSE THAN THE DEPRESSION OF 1929, IT WILL BRING ABOUT INFLATION SUCH AS HAPPENED IN ZIMBABWAY WHERE ONE DAY A LOAF OF BREAD COST A HAND FULL OF MONEY AND THE NEXT DAY THE SAME LOAF OF BREAD COST A WHEEL BORROW FULL OF MONEY – THIS IS A MUST LISTEN!!!!!!!!!]
A fascist by any other name
Conservatives appear confused as to what terms most accurately describe President Barack Obama and his Administration. Some use the terms liberal and left-wing interchangeably. Others say Obama’s rhetoric smacks of Marxism, while the tactics employed by his minions appear to be Stalinist. With regard to the claim that Barack Obama is a liberal, one can make the argument that…..
The Muslim Brotherhood, Part 1 and 2
It was on Jan. 29, 2011 that a radical anti-Jewish Muslim group which calls itself the Answer Coalition held an anti-Hosni Mubarak protest outside of Barack Hussein Obama’s temporary abode at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, DC. Since it appeared to be just one more idiot protest in the nation’s capital, not too many beltway-and-beyond spectators paid much attention to it. There were just too many…….
American Education Fails Because it Isn’t Education
Americans who want to rid the nation of this plague have little choice but to insist that their representatives in Congress begin a complete investigation into the Department of Education and its policies, its waste, and its fraud on the taxpayers, parents and children of this nation. Perhaps then, as the facts are exposed under the hot lights of a Congressional hearing, the American people will begin to…..
Republican Ties to Al-Jazeera Ignite Firestorm
A blockbuster Politico story on Al-Jazeera claims that the Republican-oriented lobbying firm, Barbour, Griffith & Rogers (BGR), worked on behalf of Qatar, as well as Al-Jazeera. But Loren Monroe, the spokesman for the firm, is denying it, telling AIM, “We did not represent Al-Jazeera.” The charge that a prominent lobbying firm represented Al-Jazeera is politically explosive not only because of the high-level Republican connections, but because the…..
King: Justice overruled prosecutors on terrorism-funding charges
(Washington Times) “I have been reliably informed that the decision not to seek indictments of CAIR and its co-founder Omar Ahmad … was usurped by high-ranking officials …
‘Well hello, of course you help a friend’
(London Daily Mail) Schwarzenegger has admitted that his controversial decision to commute a jail term for a killer on his last day as governor of California was ‘to help a friend’ …
Obama is not as nice as he looks
(Washington Examiner) We’re now seeing the real Obama in what promises to be an ugly campaign …
The latest enemies of Iran: Dogs and their owners
(Time) For much of the past decade, the Iranian government has tolerated what it considers a particularly depraved and un-Islamic vice …
And now, just for your kids, MTV busts out the T-word
Advertisers on the MTV program “DeGrassi” are being targeted by a campaign that enables viewers to register complaints about a story line that teaches children the concept of being “transgender.” …
Republicans say the Obama administration’s policies are contributing to skyrocketing gasoline prices – now at more than $4 per gallon throughout much of the country – and they have introduced legislation to reopen the nation’s coasts to drilling….
“A 5.28 million hectare winter crop will be sown this season in NSW, the Department of Primary Industries estimates. This is a 13 per cent increase on what was planted last year, Primary Industries Minister Katrina Hodgkinson said on Monday. But significant spur-throated locust populations have been found in the central west, central north and northwest of the state, while the wet summer has also provided ideal conditions for mice. “They could both cause considerable damage to emerging crops in May or June if conditions remain warm,” Ms Hodgkinson said.”
At least 17 people have lost their lives and more than 150 others have been injured after severe storms swept through the southern Chinese province of Guangdong. Emergency service officials say hail, rain and strong winds downed power-lines and damaged dozens of houses, AFP reports. According to China’s Civil Affairs Ministry, the Sunday storms, which hit cities including Guangzhou, Foshan, Dongguan and Zhongshan, cost about 55 million Yuan (USD 8.4 million) in direct economic losses. Nearly 22 million people were affected by the storms, which dumped more than 50 millimeters of rain on the region.” …
Turkey, Iran open third border crossing in regional cooperation effort
Syria: Fighting the Fungi That Threaten Wheat
Fungi that attack wheat are growing as a threat to the hungry inhabitants of poor countries. At a conference this week in Aleppo, Syria, scientists will be planning a counteroffensive. The unusual venue was chosen both because Syria has been hit hard by “yellow rust” fungus and because Aleppo is home to the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas. The center was built in 1977 because the area has the right climate for research and because Aleppo is in the heart of the so-called Fertile Crescent, where agriculture began 10,000 years ago. The fungi have damaged wheat grown in a broad ribbon of dry climate from Morocco to northern India, where as much as 60 percent of the crop has been lost, said Mahmoud Solh, the center’s director. The prevailing theory is that wetter winters caused by climate change are helping the fungi persist until new crops are planted. Rich countries can afford fungicides and new resistant varieties of wheat; poor ones cannot. Food prices are being driven up by other factors, including summer fires and farmers growing crops for ethanol instead of food….
…In January 2011, a price index compiled by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization that tracks 55 food commodities for export hit its highest level since tracking began in 1990. Countries not dependent on food imports are less affected by global volatility. Still, food prices are expected to rise 2 percent to 3 percent in the United States in 2011.
Four main factors are seen as driving prices higher: weather, higher demand, smaller yields and crops diverted to biofuels. Volatile weather patterns often attributed to climate change are wreaking havoc with some harvests. Heavy rains in Australia damaged wheat to the extent that much of its usually high-quality crop has been downgraded to feed, experts noted….
Iran appoints 1st ambassador to Egypt in 30 years
Iranian website affiliated with governmnet says Tehran names senior diplomat as first ambassador to Cairo since Islamic Revolution …
Netanyahu concerned new Egypt government will be anti-Israel
Egyptian FM called Israel ‘the enemy’ in a statement that angered Israel in view of recent Egyptian requests for help in investments or in receiving more aid from the U.S. Congress….
“Israel’s Netanyahu keeping mum about Obama’s virtual arms embargo”
WASHINGTON — Israel’s government has kept its silence during a year-long ban on weaopns sales imposed by the United States at the same time the administration has approved $10 billion in weapons sales to Arab states, a report said. The Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs reported that the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has sought to conceal a virtual arms embargo by the administration of President Barack Obama, Middle East Newsline reported. The institute said the Israeli government was also refusing to protest massive U.S. weapons projects for Arab rivals in the Middle East, which has eroded Israel’s military superiority over its neighbors.
“Israel, in very important ways, isn’t protesting where it might,” JINSA said….
“With more than 20 earthquakes in several hours Saturday evening, and 400 in the past week, Nevada Seismological Laboratory members have mobilized from the University to the Hawthorne area to step-up monitoring efforts for the region. The highest in the sequence occurred at 5:45 p.m. on Sat., April 16. It was a magnitude 4.6, followed 10 minutes later by a 4.1. “Although the earthquake rate has waxed and waned through time, the number of recorded events is very high,” Graham Kent, director of the seismological lab at the University of Nevada, Reno said. In total, this sequence has produced nine magnitude 4 or larger earthquakes near Hawthorne, and about 25 earthquakes larger than magnitude 3.0”
“A handful of earthquakes were also detected in this area in mid-March, including a magnitude 3.2 on March 15. When compared to the Mogul-Somerset sequence in spring of 2008, rates of magnitude 3 and 4 earthquakes are much higher for the Hawthorne event. For example, throughout 2008 only four magnitude 4 events, including the largest earthquake magnitude 4.7, were registered. A total of 44 magnitude 3.0 or larger earthquakes were seen across all of 2008 in Mogul-Somerset, whereas the Hawthorne swarm has achieved over half this amount in less than one week, and nearly double the number of larger, magnitude 4-plus events.” …
The AP’s Memory Hole
In our age of the Internet, cheap digital video recorders, etc., it’s harder than it once was to enforce an “official” version of an event . . . . the un-airbrushed knowledge of which might embarrass some potentate….
Have The Tea Parties Been Neoconned?
If Tea Parties have a death wish, they will promote and support big government neocons such as Newt Gingrich. If they want to truly change the course of their states and country, they will promote and support only those men and women who understand what constitutionalism, limited-government, and liberty really mean–and who have the courage and fortitude to actually defend those principles after being elected. Anything less is just more of the same………
A REMINDER OF WHAT ISLAMISTS ARE SAYING
Geithner Should Resign as Treasury Secretary
The biggest headline in the news so far this week has been S&P’s decision to downgrade their U.S. credit outlook to negative. After S&P made their announcement, almost everybody in the mainstream media proclaimed it to be a “wake up call” for the U.S. government, saying that if they don’t make a real effort to cut the budget deficit, a fiscal disaster awaits. Despite lowering the U.S. credit outlook to negative, S&P left the U.S. credit rating at AAA.
The real story in the media this week should be, how is it possible that the U.S. credit rating remains AAA? After all, AAA is the highest rating possible. Shouldn’t a AAA credit rating be reserved for countries with budget surpluses, low levels of debt, and low levels of price inflation? Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner was quick to say after S&P’s announcement that there is “no risk” of the U.S. losing its AAA rating. NIA respectfully asks Mr. Geithner to resign from office for making those comments. How could there be “no risk” of the world’s largest debtor nation losing its AAA rating?
As NIA first exposed in its critically acclaimed documentary ‘Meltup’, S&P, along with Moody’s, rated mortgage-backed securities AAA during the mortgage crisis that didn’t just decline in value, but went to zero. In our opinion, the credit ratings agencies have absolutely no credibility left and will be out of business in a few years. S&P and Moody’s still rate U.S. debt AAA because they fear the negative backlash that would come immediately if they lowered its rating, which would undoubtedly include calls from members of Congress to take away their licenses to be ratings agencies in this country….
Civilians: ‘Investigator On Gaza Was Guided By His Past’
Judge Richard Goldstone, author of the notorious Goldstone report that blamed Israel, but not Hamas, for targeting citizens, has personally retracted the report’s most incendiary charges. Yet the Times suggests cynicism on the part of Israel, while implying Goldstone was acting in good faith all along….
Jon Huntsman Jr., the Latest McCain-Style Moderate Republican Pushed by the Times
Why is the Times celebrating potential Obama 2012 opponent Jon Huntsman Jr., Obama’s ambassador to China, whose man fan base are former staffers for fellow conservative-tweaker John McCain? Perhaps because Huntsman suggests his party is out of touch and will need to move toward the center to win national elections (Tea Party, anyone?)…..
BAHRAIN CAUSING PAIN
While the world focuses on Libya, another serious conflict is quaking the tiny island nation of Bahrain in the western Persian Gulf. Bahrain covers less than 300 square miles, but the growing tensions between its Sunni monarchy and Shiite majority have drawn in the power of neighboring giant Saudi Arabia. The discord in Bahrain thus offers significant tremors to threaten the already shaky stability of the region….
Teachable Moment at Medill
By Malcolm A. Kline
One of the nation’s premier journalism graduate programs is facing a credibility crisis over one of the programs it showcases on its website….