Remnant Report – March 20, 2017
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Why Christians Should Reject Disney’s New Beauty and the Beast
If you care about your children or grandchildren, you will pay closer attention to media these days. Sadly – and to the shame of modern “Christians” – most parents and grandparents blindly obey the world system. They know nothing about what is truly going on, instead preferring to trust everything offered to them via media. As they follow the modern “progressive” ways of the world, they lead their children away from God.
For what it’s worth, most Christians mean well – but they’re foolish. Spiritually, many people who say they believe in Jesus appear to be “dumb as a bag of hammers”. Before you say “that’s mean” and dismiss me, consider the fact that most Christians apparently have NO filter on what they take into their soul in the name of “entertainment”.
The latest example is the new version of Beauty and the Beast. I call it “Fake Beauty and the Beast”, because it adds elements to the story that were never in the original tale. The new plot elements add nothing to the story other than perverse thinking. What I’m referring to is the homosexuality that was placed into the plot.
What, you mean you haven’t heard about that? As I mentioned, if you’re like many Christians in the 21st century, you’re woefully blind and ignorant of current issues – as well as Biblical truth. Sad. If you haven’t heard about this new hit Disney movie’s gay scenes, here’s an article you should read:
What should you make of this? Simply put, the world has an agenda. It’s primary mission is to oppose the Creator in every way. It does this through subtilty (Genesis 3) and subversion. It does it through innocuous and innocent and harmless appearances. It does it through entertainment, through fun, and through things that appeal to people. Nothing is new.
Paired with the total lack of basic discernment on the part of most Christians, we are like sitting ducks. Satan – “the god of this world” – rules over people who say they follow Christ just as much as he rules over the most willing devil-worshipper. What difference does it make to him if someone says they follow Jesus Christ, when in reality they actually follow Satan by obeying his world system?
Christians – if they have any commitment to God’s principles and commands – will at least attempt to live for Him. If they have an ounce of courage, they’ll make at least a small stand for Jesus. If they really believe the Bible is true, they’ll at least see and know that this world opposes Christ and they’ll try to not bend to every whim of the outside pressures of temptation and worldliness.
And that is why Christians should not go see Beauty and the Beast. It is a movie that promotes homosexuality, directed by a homosexual director who hates the Bible, promoted by an anti-Christian company (yes, Disney is most definitely anti-Christian), aimed at your child. No sane parent would bring their little boy or little girl to a film like this – Christian or not.
Wake up, Christians. Judging by the fact that this movie is a smash hit, you’re all asleep. (No doubt, a number of those box-office ticket purchases came from professing “believers”.) So, Christian, to put it bluntly….stop being so stupid! Stop being so weak and fleshly, just because you feel like being entertained constantly. Act like a child of God for a change.
Take a stand, for once, against what is wrong. Instead of taking your kids to a movie that advocates being “gay”, tell them you won’t be seeing it and tell them why. Set an example for your kids of how a Christian should act.
Is that too hard?
Remnant Report – January 24, 2017
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In today’s Remnant Report, we examine some of the news highlights from the last week. A few of these have bearing on the Last Days, in which we undoubtedly live. Is that a bad thing? For some, yes. But for believers – informed believers – it only means we’re closer to the event called the Blessed Hope, aka the Rapture, aka the translation of the church.
Did you ever wonder what the early church believed? If we knew what they early believers thought about the end times, it might show us if we’re on the “right track”. It turns out, there are written records in which early believers clearly lay out what they thought would happen in the last days. And it turns out, they thought the pre-millenial view is correct. Here’s an interesting lecture from the 2016 “Prophecy Watchers Conference” by author Ken Johnson, in which he talks about this subject:
US Ambassador to Live in Jerusalem
Watch Jerusalem. It is a prime, if not the prime, prophetic indicator. And it is interesting (and encouraging) to watch how favorable President Trump is already acting towards Israel and Jerusalem. Not only has he made clear that he will move the embassy to the “true” capital of Israel, Jerusalem, our ambassador has already stated he will live in Jerusalem. It’s happening, folks.
What Does It Take to Get into Heaven?
Most people want to get into heaven. And most people have no concept of what the Bible simply states regarding salvation. Read The Big Lie: “Tolerance Gets Souls to Heaven”.
Simple belief in Jesus (the Lord’s Christ) is all that is actually required. Jesus asks, “Do you trust me?” and you either do or you do not. What could be simpler?
His Last Act: Funded Israel’s Enemies
Obama’s final act as president was to give money to the enemies of Israel. From the article: “The Muslim leaders of ‘Palestinian Authority’ exhort Muslims living in Gaza, Judea and Samaria to kill Jews and attack the Jewish state. They glorify murder and reward terrorists and their families and indoctrinate their young to grow up to be homicide/suicide bombers. These funds will be used to slaughter, maim and destroy.”
Every believer should be pro-Israel. And being in favor of Israel would entail doing things that help them, and not doing things that bring them harm. Simple stuff.
The Devil Wants to be in the High Places
What is it with satan statues these days? First it was in Oklahoma, now it’s in Arkansas’ state capitol
A Major Prophetic Sign Appeared The Moment Donald Trump Stepped To The Inauguration Platform
Take it for what it’s worth. I’m not making claims of whether or not this was a true sign from God. But I do believe in observing the times, and I believe that sometimes the Lord might communicate to us through circumstances and events that otherwise go unnoticed. Whether this was a “major prophetic sign” or not, one thing is certain: it would do people good to give more attention and thought to what God’s might be doing and what His will is in the events and circumstances of life.
The Acceptance of Sharia Continues
We should focus our attention on the True God – the Lord Jesus – and seek His will. But don’t forget the tactics of the enemy. The enemy is quite active.
Author of Confusion Still Attacking God in Our Universities
Not new news, just a reminder of how demonic our universities have become. This one is a religious university, no less. It might be worse than secular universities, in its direct attack on God.
And from the blog of sci-fi author Jerry Pournelle, a brief comment entitled “Universities Go Insane on God!”:
“Another day, another university’s religion program bogged down by political correctness. Earlier this week, we reported on how two top divinity schools are suggesting gender-neutral pronouns for God — and now one of the top colleges in the nation has students asking about whether God is a racist. Specifically, Pennsylvania’s Swarthmore College is offering a religion class this semester titled, ‘Is God a White Supremacist?’” Obviously, the insanity has reached new levels.
And what is the logical conclusion of this line of thinking? This commenter sees right through it. ‘I suppose the solution, then, is to worship the Devil since he must be tolerant, inclusive, and he celebrates diversity.’ I’d say that’s a pretty accurate statement of what they ultimately would like to see.
Pope Francis – the Anti-Israel Pope
And finally, the latest from the supposed earthly substitute of Christ: Pope Francis Strengthens Palestinian Refusal to End Hostilities with Israel. Always anti-Israel and pro-terrorists, without fail.
Remnant Report – January 17, 2017
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Was the Florida Airport Shooter a Muslim?
If you’ve already forgotten about the shooting in Florida just a couple of weeks ago, don’t feel bad. Soon after it was national news, the national news stopped reporting on it. It was claimed that the shooter was nothing more than a (hispanic) American military veteran. A lone wolf. Another crazy “lone gunman”. But was there more to the story? Did the media stop reporting…because it was found that he was actually a jihadist? According to this report, he was indeed a Muslim, loyal to ISIS. (Also, see here.)
ABC News only briefly mentions this possibility, buried in the middle of one of their articles on the subject:
“Since the attack, investigators recovered his computer from a pawn shop, and the FBI is examining it to determine whether the alleged shooter created a jihadist identity for himself using the name Aashiq Hammad, according to officials familiar with the case.” [Source]
Pre-Flood History: A Pyramid, Built by a Giant?
The legend (or myth, or…history, depending on what you believe) about the largest pyramid in the world is quite interesting. If you believe the Bible, you believe that giants once lived in our world (see Genesis 6). Battles and wars with giants are a very significant part of Israel’s history (the books of Moses contain numerous examples). You are also probably at least familiar with Goliath – and his brothers. But have you ever wondered about the rest of the ancient world?
It stands to reason that if there were tribes of giants surrounding the ancient nation of Israel, there were probably giants beyond the middle east: Europe, east Asia, and beyond the seas in the Americas. And “myths” from all over the world seem to validate this possibility. The myths, fairytales, legends…and even histories from every part of the globe mention giants.
One such myth is the story of how the Great Pyramid of Cholula was built. Supposedly, a giant was in charge of its construction. (Interestingly, the legend says he escaped a flood.)
In 1958, A Man Named Trump Promised to Build a Wall in Texas
Is this prophetic, coincidental, or something else? I’ll let you arrive at your own conclusion. But it’s not easy to explain, using earthly, human reasoning. Is it? No matter what, it’s yet another interesting synchronicity that defies the concept that we live in a purely physical world – with no connection to God or eternity. [See the Article: 1958 Western: A Man Named Trump Promises to Build a Wall in Texas]
A Radical Concept for the Modern Age: Masculine Men and Feminine Women!
These days, it’s considered weird, offensive, and even “hateful” to say that men should be men – and women should be women. But, it’s true – and as Christians we need to not only state the obvious, but actively teach our kids the truth about God’s order of creation. If we don’t, the world will teach its lies.
Coach Dave Daubenmire talks about this in his article “Masculine Men and Feminine Women“. “Men to be Masculine and women to be feminine was God’s idea. ‘Male and female created He them…’”
Meanwhile – in China – their society is actively seeking to prevent what has happened in the US: While U.S. Media Celebrates Feminization of Boys, China Moves to Prevent ‘Masculinity Crisis’.
At the end of this week is the inauguration of a new president. Pray for the USA, pray for the president, and pray for Jerusalem. Because it’s possible we will see the Trump presidency impact Israel (in a favorable way, towards Israel) like no presidency before.
Remnant Report – January 9, 2017
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If you look at the world from a purely earthly perspective, things can seem pretty grim. In fact, if there was no Bible and if there was no truth and if there was no eternal life, this existence would seem pointless much of the time. Put yourself in that mindset for a moment: imagine that the Bible and everything written in it is made up. I’ll wait.
Did you do that? Didn’t it feel hopeless and depressing? Good. Now you know why atheists are always so miserable. (And maybe you’ll be more patient with them next time you have a dialogue with one. Most of them are dealing with some serious darkness.)
Now, get back into your right mind and realize the facts: there is a very real Creator (named Jesus Christ) who died and rose again to save the world – you included. He gave us a record of His Word so we can know His will and understand this existence. We are living in a world that’s only temporarily controlled by evil, but God is still ultimately in control. He loves us and will fulfill all the things written in the Book.
Also, we’re almost certainly at the very end of this age, which means that just “around the corner” we’ll finally see justice, peace, and the restoration of all things. It’s not long at all.
So before you read the rest of this week’s Remnant Report, I hope you’re in that mindset of hope and anticipation. Because we see some signs of the times, and unless you realize that the times culminate in the Rapture and then Christ’s return…it doesn’t look very nice. (And that’s an understatement.)
Obama, the Modern-Day Haman
This is a thought-provoking analysis of Obama written by a rabbi. It shows a few very significant parallels between modern-day Iran and ancient Persia (which are same country) and Obama and Haman (from the book of Esther) as well as parallels between Netanyahu and Esther. I recommend you read the book of Esther (takes less than an hour) and then read the article.
The Persecution of Christians – Happening Now
The fact is that Christians are the most persecuted group today. We might not see it every day in modern America, but in much of the world persecution for naming the name of Christ is a fact of life. If you were forced to choose between denying Christ (and being allowed to live) or being loyal to Christ (with the consequence of torture or death) – which would you choose? Would you be able to stand firm and faithful to Jesus? Think about that. Because many of our brothers and sisters must face that question every day.
California, Leading the Way (to the Abyss)
As reported from the always-informative Woodpile Report: “Washington Examiner – California Democrats legalize child prostitution…teenagers free to solicit money for sex without fear of arrest or prosecution. Soon enough we’ll be anti-pedophile bigots, or ‘pedophobes’ for short. That’s where it’s going.” Of course it was the Democrats. And no, the article is not a joke.
And in other news coming out of California (“Hellywood” this time)…Another Sick Comedy from Hollywood. Why anyone would watch this – much less find it funny – boggles any rational mind.
Now, Elites Want Blood
The Bible is always correct, and once again science is starting to catch up to what the Bible has stated all along: the life of the flesh is in the blood. But, as always, this world system perverts the Creator’s design and intentions.
Even though it sounds sensational and unbelievable, the following is true: one of the latest fads among this world’s “elites” seems to be injecting the blood of young people into themselves in order to regain lost youth and extend their lifespans. Modern-day, real-life vampirism? Well…yeah. Pretty much.
[Original source article from Inc. magazine: “Peter Thiel Is Very Interested in Young People’s Blood“]
Remnant Report – January 2, 2017
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It’s a new year – a time for new beginnings. I wish everyone a prosperous 2017 and hope you go farther and higher in your endeavors than you did in previous years. Will you read your Bible through this year? Start in Genesis 1:1 today – there’s no better time to start reading than right now. (Or at least, right after you read this edition of the Remnant Report!)
The Great “Fake News” Scare Of 1530
Don’t think that the fake “fake news” scare is something new. While it’s true that the lying major media in our modern times just recently invented their whole “fake news” narrative (in an attempt to silence the truthful alternative media, bloggers, conservatives, traditionalists…and a Biblical worldview in general) – this has all happened before! Ecclesiastes 1:9 is accurate when it says “there is no new thing under the sun”.
Read here about the same thing – the “powers that be” censoring truthful dissenting opinion – back in the 1500s! What it’s about today, and what it was about in 1530 is the same thing: though police. Those who hold power have always been afraid of truth.
If you know your Bible, you already understand the reasons behind this. The devil is the father of lies, and the LORD is Truth. Those who are captives of the devil are easily deceived by lies. But the followers of the true God love truth. It’s all clear as day…and laid bare in the pages of scripture.
Season’s Greetings Beatings!
It never used to be this way. But this past Christmas, America saw numerous mall brawls. Why all the violence? Here’s a fairly comprehensive overview of what occurred last week.
There’s a War on – Against Israel
I’m not exaggerating when I tell you that the world’s forces are all engaged in warfare against the nation of Israel. For now, it’s being fought with words and ideas – for the most part. But it’s very real, and has implications for you (whether or not you believe the Bible). Here’s an article that explains much of it: The UN Declares War on Judeo-Christian Civilization. Read it all.
The Shantytowns of America
You might have a roof over your head, food in your stomach, and clothes on your back. If so, be thankful to God and to those who have allowed you to be where you are in life. Many Americans aren’t as comfortable as you and I. Look at how some of your fellow Americans are living – you may be surprised.
This Is How Sharia Begins
We know how sharia always looks when it matures into its full form: women covered totally from head-to-toe in black, beheadings, the abuse and/or killing of any non-Muslims, and a general air of evil and oppression. Islam, when it is allowed to fully express itself, is the perfect and complete manifestation of oppressive evil. Not only is it a religion, but it’s a complete political system and way of life that constantly denigrates all that is good.
The irony is that it does it all in the name of “god” and supposed goodness. Every time an innocent is murdered for the god of Islam, the murderer says they do it for their god, and they will be rewarded. This is what we face.
A Warning from a German Girl. Facebook banned this girl’s short video testimony. You’ll know why after you see it!
“‘You may not be in a religious war with me, but I’m in a religious war with you,’” recalled former CIA interrogator James Mitchell the views of al-Qaeda (AQ) mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammad…” Unlike the sensitive leftist “snowflakes” in our modern society, I believe the man.
You know that sharia has arrived when you see things like this: Germany closes down New Year’s celebrations.
The Pre-Flood World
It was likely much more like the current world than it was like the Flintstones. Technologically, they might not have had iPhones but they were no slouches. Check out 30 Mind-boggling images that suggest advanced technology existed thousands of years ago.
Remnant Report – December 28, 2016
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Christmas Greetings From Prime Minister Netanyahu of Israel
A day late, but still worth watching. A Christmas greeting with class.
Of further interest, you might get a few nuggets of insight from this video: Prophetic Mysteries Concealed in the Menorah
Elsewhere in the Middle East: Persecution of Christians
The reality is that in much of the world Christians aren’t treated with kindness. Believers who live in “Christian” nations have it pretty easy.
Globalism is Demonic
Can We Just Agree To Disagree?
Evidently, no. Those days are gone. As one commenter said, after the politically incorrect blog Happy Acres was shut down by the provider without warning, “The America I remember, and grew up in, allowed differences of opinion. We need to get back to that.”. Amen.
But all they’re doing is acting like their father (John 8:44). The devil is wroth when he loses (Rev. 12:17), and throws a supreme tantrum on his way to destruction – taking down everyone he can along the way.
Leonardo daVinci – Seeker of Wisdom
You think you have some heavy-duty to-do items on your list? It ain’t nothing. Take a look at Leonardo daVinci’s to-do list.
Obama’s Betrayal of Israel: What Does it Mean?
A few days ago, our soon-to-be-former president totally betrayed the nation of Israel. The headlines speak for themselves.
God is real. And God cares about the Hebrew people and the land he gave to Abraham. To my simple believing mind, it appears that unless our national policy is remedied quickly, we should expect serious consequences from the LORD.
Is this the beginning of the sequence of events that will lead to the rapture of the church? We could very well be witnessing exactly that.
“Israel summons ambassadors for dressing down over UN resolution. Netanyahu also accused the US president, Barack Obama, of directly coordinating the resolution at the morning cabinet meeting. ‘We have no doubt that the Obama administration initiated it, stood behind it, coordinated its versions and insisted upon its passage,’ he said. Washington has denied this. Netanyahu Accuses Obama of Orchestrating U.N. Resolution. ‘All the American Presidents after Jimmy Carter have kept their commitment.’”
Remnant Report – December 21, 2016
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In a few days, Christians everywhere will celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, the Saviour. Even non-Christians will acknowledge Him, (knowingly or not). Have a truly Merry Christmas, and remember to thank the Creator who came here to save us (1 Timothy 3:16 & 1 Timothy 2:5-6).
Feelings > Facts? Not to a Christian.
We hear a lot about feelings (“feels”) today. People are more concerned about how something makes them feel than with the facts. But Christians put their feelings aside, when evaluating any situation. We are concerned primarily with truth.
In John 8:32, Jesus says: “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”
To a Christian, their God is Truth. Literally! Not only does Jesus tell us the truth (John 16:7) and embody the Truth (John 14:6), God’s Word is Truth (John 17:17), and His Spirit is Truth (1 John 5:6).
Feelings take a back seat; the Truth is what we care about more than anything. Even when the facts might be unpleasant.
On the Berlin “Religion of Peace” Attack
The “Religion of Peace” (so-called) has struck again: this time in Berlin (on December 19th). The target? Ostensibly German Christians, doing some shopping. The major news media, of course, doesn’t honestly report on the events. More at the links:
“There is no problem with refugees,” says Angela Merkel. The “Terror Attack Map” of Germany shows differently.
Is Islam really a religion of peace, as so many in the government and media have claimed? Let’s see: numerous unprovoked attacks aimed at Christians, perpetrated by worshippers of a god who is not known for peace. (The 2016 Timeline of Islamic Terror clearly shows this.) Compare and contrast with the Christian God who we worship – Jesus Christ – known as the Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6).
When people question whether or not real, actual, literal giants walked the earth, all I can ask is: do you believe the Bible?
Not everyone does believe the Bible, of course. Many people have doubts about the plain words of the scripture. But the Bible is (and will be) proven correct – even concerning the existence of giants.
To put this find in perspective, 3m-5m in height is in the range of 10-16 feet – well within “Goliath” range. This is just one of many instances where actual bones have been discovered. Giants, evidently, were more common than modern man can imagine.
A Nation of Sorcery?
When you consider just how widespread drug use is in America, it makes the pharmakeia (sorcery) mentioned in Revelation 18:23 and other places much more relevant to modern times.
The City on Seven Mountains
Often, Revelation 17:9 (“the seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth”) is cited as a reference to Rome. Critics and apologists for Roman Catholicism have said that Rome sits on seven hills, so the verse is not a reference to Rome. It is true that in modern times, Rome is known as the “city on seven hills” – not mountains. And it is also true that many other cities can be claimed to rest upon seven hills.
But Rome is most likely the city referred to in Revelation. I have (at least) four reasons:
- Rome is the only major international city of any significance that rests on seven hills or mountains
- The Greek word “oros” used in this verse is variously translated in English as “mountain” OR “hill”
- Rome is and was referred to as resting on seven MOUNTAINS as well as HILLS. The terms are used interchangeably, especially in Latin. (See “Septem montes Romae” or Septimontium.)
- No other religious power of any worldwide significance is based in an area that rests upon seven hills or mountains.
Facebook Says They’re Solving Fake News, and You Should Just Trust Them!
Be aware: their “fact-checking” team is comprised of total and outright leftists. This is one reason I refer to them as “Fakebook”.
Anarchy Sharia in the UK
The England of Dickens is gone. The England of Churchill is gone. The England of the Beatles is gone. Even the England of Mr. Bean is no more. England, as it historically was, is gone. Instead, Islamists march in the streets demanding sharia.
Do you follow the WORD or the WORLD?
A final thought, from Let Us Reason: “Jesus said we are sanctified by the word, without it we join the world and get conformed to its ways, trapped and useless.”
Remnant Report – December 14, 2016
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A lot of things are happening in the world lately, and many of them seem chaotic or strange – but only to those who can’t see things clearly. If you want to see things clearly, you might need to look at things through lenses. So put on the glasses of truth today and take a look at the events in this Remnant Report.
NOTE: I recommend you view the resources linked to throughout this article.
50 Christian Statues Destroyed in Germany
In Germany, a country that has been traditionally a bastion of Christendom for centuries, is seeing some major changes that seem to signal major hostility toward Christianity. And no one knows why! It’s a total mystery.
In a quote from this article, “German police say they ‘don’t yet know’ why Christian statues are being destroyed all over the countryside of North Rhine-Westphalia.” The German authorities are doubtlessly pursuing every lead in the case of the mysterious vandalism of the Christian statues. Even though the authorities seem to downplay cases such as this refugee who smashed up a church and even the New Year’s Eve assaults of 2016. (Of course, none of this could in any way be connected to the vast numbers of Muslim “refugees” Angela Merkel has imported into Germany over the last year…right??)
The truth is, Germany is doomed for at least two reasons: the wholesale abandonment of traditional values, culture, and religion (i.e. the family and Christian beliefs) and the importation of vast numbers of people who are actively opposed to that culture and religion (i.e. Muslims). Instead of sending out missionaries who would peacefully spread Christianity to those without Christ, the fate of Germany has been to bring in those who would violently and forcefully impose Islam.
In case you think this isn’t a vitally urgent problem, think again. I’m not exaggerating or inflating the dire importance of what is happening to Germany (or Europe as a whole). Just take a look at this map pinpointing migrant sex attacks in Germany, and ask yourself if Germany hasn’t changed for the worse?
France has fared similarly: the Paris you see in old movies is now a thing of the past. It ain’t dere no more. Now, the quaint old neighborhoods are no-go zones.
At the very least, observe, learn and beware.
As a sidenote, but an important sidenote: not all Muslims act out violence and even though they are part of a religion hostile to the truth – not all are personally opposed to learning the truth. Many followers of Islam learn and receive the truth of Christ each year. Here’s one man who used to be a Muslim – but now spreads the gospel of Jesus Christ on the streets of Las Vegas. Lost people get saved all the time, and it happens as the result of Christians telling them the gospel and the Holy Spirit drawing them to God and giving them understanding.
Fake News is Real, and the Real News is Fake
A few weeks ago I warned you about the mania of (so-called) “fake news”. It was apparent that the labeling of “alternative” news sources as “fake” would lead to censorship of the real truth. Since last month, the fake fake news reporting has expanded to include a possible overthrow of the US presidential election.
Just when you thought it was settled fair and square, the self-proclaimed “real” news said it was the Russians who used the many “fake news” sites to influence the election. It was a vast <strike>right-wing</strike> Russian conspiracy! (Therefore, according to them, Trump is not a legitimately-elected president.)
The only thing is, none of these major news media claims are…real. They’re fake news! (I know, it’s confusing.) Nowadays, the “fake” news is real, and the formerly “real” news is fake. It’s kind of strange to admit that Alex Jones is now a more reliable news source than ABC/NBC/CNN/MSNBC.
Look, to simplify everything…here are 10 Ways the Russian Hacking Story is Fake News. According to all the major media you would think it’s been verified, and the intelligence agencies all agree…but that’s not true either. The point is: don’t take everything the major news media says as truth; they report from a position of power from within Satan’s world order system. And that’s the truth.
What About the Millennials?
Here’s an interesting perspective on the Millennial generation…and the end times. Are they the most perfectly-prepared people for the coming of a false Christ? In many ways, they might be. Everyone needs to read their Bible, and unless Millennials study theirs in earnest as well, they’re being set up for a horrible future.
Happy Holidays Merry Christmas
In positive news, we can now say Merry Christmas again. If someone doesn’t like it, then I guess it doesn’t apply to them. If they insist on saying “Happy Holidays”, be sure to follow Pastor Greg’s advice and ask them to specify which Holiday they’re exactly talking about.
Remnant Report – December 1, 2016
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This week’s Remnant Report is short – not for lack of news, but for lack of time. But just for the sake of keeping up, here are a couple of items – some things you may want to think about.
Castro Finally Gets to Meet His Heroes Lenin and Marx
Fidel Castro died just recently (on November 25, 2016) at the age of 90. He apparently died peacefully – unlike many of his victims. But if he got his wish, he’s not getting much peace now – Castro is now in hell.
It’s what he claims he wanted, and by all accounts there’s no reason to doubt it – he rejected Christ, faith, and all religious thought. I can’t judge him, of course: that’s purely God’s realm. I just know what Castro said. From a 1994 interview, Castro said the following:
“You know, I’ll go to hell, and I know the heat will be unbearable, but it will be less painful than having expected so much from heaven, which never kept its promises… And also, when I arrive, I will meet Marx, Engels, Lenin…”
As despicable and terrible of a person that Fidel Castro was (because millions of people suffered under his rulership), it’s not the fact that he was a brutal dictator that sent him to hell. It’s his rejection of Christ that allowed him to continue on the path to hell.
He that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. (John 3:18)
We don’t earn heaven. We don’t earn hell. We either get what we deserve (Romans 3:23, Romans 6:23), or we are granted what we do not deserve (Ephesians 2:8-9).
Don’t Neglect Yourself
We live in an age of self-help, self-esteem, personal trainers, and just paying attention to yourself overall. Men in the 1950s apparently neglected themselves, because its only been in the last few years I’ve seen manicures for men written about in magazines and anti-aging night cream (to prevent wrinkles!) for men. As I often do, I can’t help but wonder “What would grampa have thought of this?”
But maybe it’s good. Maybe the modern milieu of “self care” really is true progress. Perhaps we should pay more attention to ourselves! I just happen to think of it in different terms.
Here’s what I mean: Because we are made up of three “parts” – body, soul, and spirit (Romans 12:1-2) – we should put all three parts to use. It only makes sense to do so. The alternative – self-neglect – would cause our entire being to be out of balance.
Imagine if all you cared about was reading. Every day when you had a free moment. Every night before bed. Books, books, books. You’d probably absorb quite a few new ideas, expand your vocabulary, and learn new facts. You’d be out of balance – physically – unless you worked out sometimes.
If all you did was work out, exercise, and live for sports, it would be a different kind of problem. You’d be out of balance intellectually. There’s a time for exercising the mind, as well as the body.
We understand these concepts, because they’re accepted and plain to see. But what a lot of people miss is the fact that they can be out of balance spiritually. Personal spiritual neglect is far more prevalent, perhaps, than any other kind of personal neglect.
Romans 12:1-2 tells us that it’s our “reasonable service” to present ourselves to God. It mentions our mind (which is our soul) and our body. What is understood, as well, is that in order to have that connection with God we must have the Spirit of life through faith in Christ.
The world tells us to not neglect our body. The Bible tells us to not neglect our soul, and to not neglect our spiritual self.
Remnant Report – November 21, 2016
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Predicting the Return of the King
At the dedication of the first temple in Jerusalem, King Solomon asked “will God in very deed dwell with men on the earth?” as he prayed. King Solomon asked that in reference to the temple (being a physical location on earth, for the Lord to show His presence) but the question has even greater implications. That question has prophetic significance.
Earlier in the same chapter (2 Chronicles 6), Solomon quotes the Lord as saying, “I have chosen Jerusalem, that my name might be there; and have chosen David to be over my people Israel” (verse 6). We know two very important things from this one verse: Jerusalem is God’s chosen city and a descendant of David will rule from there as a king. So are those things still true?
On this date (Nov. 21, 2016) those two things aren’t currently in effect. But these things are still true. They are future events. We can know for certain they will happen. We actually can predict the future based on this one verse (and numerous others).
We know that a descendent of King David will rule the country of Israel from Jerusalem. (Not a Prime Minister, elected by a parliament – a king.) He will literally be a genetic descendent of David. It also so happens that he will be God – the Messiah.
As mind-boggling as this event is, it will happen. The world isn’t ready for it. For the world, there is no awareness of the Return of the King (it’s only the title of a J.R.R. Tolkien novel for them). But for you, Bible believer, think about the fact that it is a real event that will happen: the king WILL come back to his country and take rulership.
What’s the Big Deal About Globalism?
If you’re a believer in the impending return of the supreme King (known as Jesus Christ), you’re probably not “on board” with the trend of what is known as “globalism”. Globalism – just Babel repackaged – is the philosophy that advances a few things, including the following:
- The world is one
- “Doctrine divides, love unites”
- Mass migration from the third world to the first world countries is the goal
- Borders divide people
- Multiculturalism is supreme to having distinct cultures
- No one culture or language or religion has the right to claim superiority to others
It all sounds so…progressive, doesn’t it? To a lot of well-meaning people, globalism does indeed sound fair and loving and more advanced than the opposite philosophy of what could be called “nationalism” (aka “Biblical ideas about nations”). Globalism has a widespread appeal to the unthinking/ignorant masses. But to the Bible-believer, globalism can be seen for what it is: a dangerous deception. In fact, globalism comes straight from the devil.
It’s a bold statement for me to say “globalism is satanic“. But it’s true. And in case you don’t believe that I mean it, I’ll state it again: globalism comes from Lucifer, the devil. Otherwise known as the dragon or satan. And I can prove it, by examining globalism and comparing it to Biblical precepts. In fact, I’ll look at the characteristics of globalism that people see as beneficial, and instead show “unto you a more excellent way”. Get out your Bible, and consider the following points:
- Globalism is praised by the world’s highest thinkers: university professors, philosophers, writers, and poets. But the Bible says “the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God”, and “beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit”.
- Globalism is depicted in movies, television, and music as being a beautiful thing. (If it has a theme song, it has to be Imagine by John Lennon.) But the Bible says “satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.” Don’t be surprised if the devil rules the media airwaves that broadcast light and sound – he’s called “the prince of the power of the air”. Don’t be surprised if the devil has “the best music”; he was always a musical being (see Ezekiel 28:13).
- Globalism teaches that it’s fair and just to dissolve national boundaries. But the Bible teaches us that the LORD Himself separated the nations into distinct geographical areas (see Genesis 11, Acts 17:26). And even though the “god of this world” (see Matthew 4:8-9 and 2 Cor. 4:4) will manage to unite the earth into One World for a brief period of time (see Revelation 13), the true King will separate them once again when He returns and rules (read Matthew 25:32).
- Globalism is favored and subtly taught by all major news media as being the earth’s only hope. From the time of Walter Cronkite to today’s talking heads, the “programming” has favored the globalist ideal, all in the name of peace. But no matter how popular an opinion is, the Bible says we should “not follow a multitude to do evil”. And it warns us against false peace which looks genuine(see Revelation 6:2, Daniel 9:27, 1 Thess 5:3), but is an imitation of the true peace only Jesus can and will bring.
The danger presented by globalist thought is indeed dangerous, it is indeed anti-God, and it is truly the system of anti-Christ. If you realize that the way of the world is “unity apart from God”, you begin to see how everything from the Catholic (i.e. “universal”) Church to the “United Nations” to the “World Wide Web” is leaning toward the devil’s dream of ruling the world – in a manner counterfeit and in imitation of the Creator.
So, to answer the question: “what’s the big deal about globalism?” the answer is “a lot of things”. Prayerfully consider the things (discussed here) in light of the Bible – like the Bereans would have done. There is teaching available out there if you want to learn more. When you do this, you’ll truly have open eyes and won’t be fooled by the false song of globalism.