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  • Turkey Uncensored: The Last Orthodox Patriarch in Turkey? (Turkey engineered extinction)

    10/24/2017 6:41:03 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 22 replies
    Philos Project ^ | Monday, October 23, 2017 | Uzay Bulut
    The Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, the spiritual center of Orthodox Christianity which is based in Turkey, is unable to train clergy and potential successors for the position of patriarch. The reason is that the Halki Seminary, the only school for training the leadership of Orthodox Christianity, was forcibly closed down by the Turkish government in 1971. It has been waiting to re-open its doors ever since.The closing of the Halki seminary, which was founded in 1844 on the island of Halki (Heybeliada), has made it very difficult for the Ecumenical Patriarchate to survive. The Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights...

    04/10/2017 5:16:23 PM PDT · by grumpa · 21 replies
    Prophecy Questions Blog ^ | April 10, 2017 | Charles Meek
    BIBLIANO and AMIGO: Discussions on Eschatology (Lesson #2, Last Days) by Charles S. Meek AMIGO: We are in the Last Days! The end is near! BIBLIANO: My friend, why do you think that? AMIGO: I watch the Trinity Broadcasting Network. You know—Iran getting the nuke, ISIS, Syria, blood moons, riots in the streets. Just read the newspaper! BIBLIANO: Have you ever seriously studied what the Bible says about the so-called Last Days? AMIGO: Don’t have to. All I need is TBN. Those preachers can’t be wrong about this. They sell a lot of books. BIBLIANO: Well, I hate to break...

    12/17/2016 6:04:47 AM PST · by grumpa · 20 replies
    Prophecy Questions Blog ^ | December 16, 2016 | Charles Meek
    WHOM SHOULD WE TRUST about the LAST DAYS and SECOND COMING: JESUS, PAUL, JOHN, PETER, and JAMES—-OR MODERN DAY TEACHERS? There are over 100 passages in the New Testament that demand that the fulfillment of the so-called "last-days" events would happen while some of those living in the first century were still alive. Some of the passages below specifically say that, or are address specifically to those living in the first century. An important principle of biblical interpretation is "audience relevance." “THESE are the days of vengeance to fulfill ALL that is written.” (Jesus, speaking to his disciples, Lk 21:22)...
  • Candidates court last California Republican

    04/09/2016 12:50:50 PM PDT · by ConservativeNewsOnline · 8 replies
    Will the last Republican in California please turn out the light?
  • What is the Biblical Eschaton?

    10/04/2015 6:09:34 PM PDT · by grumpa · 22 replies
    self | October 4, 2015 | Charles Meek
    WHAT IS THE ESCHATON? The term ESCHATON refers to the so-called “last days” or “end times.” It is the same root word as ESCHATOLOGY, the study of the biblical “last things.” There is great confusion over the biblical “end times.” After studying this for many years, I am persuaded that the culmination of NONE of the mentions of the "last days" or "end times" in the Bible can be placed outside of the first century. While this is shocking at first to some Christians, it is worth taking the time to study this. There are 15 primary mentions of the...
  • Do You Also Want to Leave? (Will ye also go away?) John 6:67

    08/23/2015 10:40:58 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 15 replies
    USCCB ^ | 8/23/2015 | Jesus of Nazareth
     I am the bread of life. Your ancestors ate the manna in the desert, but they died; this is the bread that comes down from heaven so that one may eat it and not die. I am the living bread that came down from heaven; whoever eats this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world."  The Jews quarreled among themselves, saying, "How can this man give us [his] flesh to eat?" Jesus said to them, "Amen, amen, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of...
  • BIBLIANO and AMIGO: Discussions on Eschatology (Lesson #2)

    05/13/2015 5:52:53 PM PDT · by grumpa · 4 replies
    self | May 13 2015 | Charles S. Meek
    BIBLIANO and AMIGO: Discussions on Eschatology (Lesson #2) by Charles S. Meek AMIGO: We are in the Last Days! The end is near! BIBLIANO: My friend, why do you think that? AMIGO: I watch the Trinity Broadcasting Network. You know—ISIS, Iran getting the nuke, blood moons, riots in the streets. Just read the newspaper! BIBLIANO: Have you ever seriously studied what the Bible says about the so-called Last Days? AMIGO: Don’t have to. All I need is TBN. Those preachers can’t be wrong about this. They sell a lot of books. BIBLIANO: Well, I hate to break your bubble, Amigo....
  • BIBLIANO and AMIGO: Discussions on Eschatology (Lesson #1)

    05/05/2015 6:28:14 PM PDT · by grumpa · 8 replies
    self | May 5, 2015 | Charles S. Meek
    BIBLIANO and AMIGO: Discussions on Eschatology (Lesson #1) by Charles S. Meek BIBLIANO: My friend, Amigo, when do you think that Matthew 10:23 was fulfilled? AMIGO: Well, to tell you the truth, I have pretty much ignored that passage because it seems to say that Jesus would return (“come”) while some of his disciples were still alive. I just don’t know how to deal with that. BIBLIANO: Then, when do you think that Matthew 16:27-28 was fulfilled? AMIGO: Wow, I admit that it sounds a lot like Matthew 10:23—Jesus returning while some of those living in the first century were...
  • The Biblical Last Days (Part 2)

    03/16/2015 6:07:58 PM PDT · by grumpa · 22 replies
    Faith Facts ^ | March 16, 2015 | Charles S. Meek
    Many American evangelicals regularly pray for Jesus to come soon. And then they search the daily newspaper for events which seem to affirm that Jesus is answering those prayers. Do you realize that, in actuality, they are praying for a holocaust in which two-thirds of Jews will die? That seems more than a bit anti-Semitic to me.There are legitimate questions whether this is biblical. Shouldn't Christians be reading the Bible through the lens of the writers of the New Testament? Reading the Bible through the lens of news events has led to false end-times prophecies throughout Christian history. These predictive...
  • Pope Francis Rails Against Modern ‘Throwaway Culture’ (calls for collectivism as solution)

    02/28/2015 1:59:01 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 53 replies
    Time ^ | 02/28/2015 | Daniel D’Addario
    Pope Francis has once again spoken out about the global economic climate, decrying an economic system that “seems fatally destined to suffocate hope and increase risks and threats.” Speaking in Rome, the Pope condemned what he called a “throwaway culture created by the powers that control the economic and financial policies of the globalized world.”
  • Stars Remember ‘The Last Starfighter’ Three Decades Later

    07/15/2014 5:38:22 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 47 replies ^ | 13JUL2013 | Matt Artz
    On July 13, 1984, the young stars of The Last Starfighter saw their careers blast off into outer space, as a friendship was born that carries on three decades later. Today marks the 29th anniversary of the original theatrical release of the groundbreaking sci-fi classic The Last Starfighter, so we figured it’s a perfect time to take a fun look back at the film through the eyes of its stars, Lance Guest and Catherine Mary Stewart, both of whom attended a Q&A panel at the second Blood at the Beach Convention in Virginia Beach in 2012. Guest plays Alex Rogan,...
  • Last Man Standing Rancher: armed feds are surrounding my farm

    04/08/2014 6:00:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 107 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 4/8/14 | Elizabeth Harrington
    A two-decades-old battle between a Nevada rancher and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has resulted in officials armed with machine guns surrounding the ranch and forcibly removing the owner’s cattle, according to the rancher’s family. Cliven Bundy, the last rancher in Clark County, Nev., has been fighting a “one-man range war” since 1993, when he decided to take a stand against the agency, refusing to pay fees for the right to graze on a ranch run by his family for centuries. After years of court battles, the BLM secured a federal court order to have Bundy’s “trespass cattle” forcibly...
  • At West Point, 'Goats' Are an Exclusive Bunch

    11/27/2012 7:47:16 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 23 replies
    Wall Street journal ^ | 11-27-12 | Ben Fox Rubin
    When cadet Roberto Becerra Jr. walked onstage to graduate from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 2007, the entire ceremony ground to a halt as he, before a crowd of thousands, transformed into a goat. For this achievement, Mr. Becerra received a rousing ovation and was handed an envelope stuffed with cash. In a 210-year-old military academy bristling with traditions, "the goat" is a curious custom that one might not expect to find at a school better known for its selectivity and high standards. Yet every year, the last-ranking cadet to make it through to graduation is...
  • Obama's last-minute virtual weigh-in on the Wisconsin recall

    06/05/2012 10:18:10 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 16 replies ^ | June 5, 2012 | Melanie Mason
    Tuesday’s recall election in Wisconsin has been imbued with national consequence, with many political watchers declaring the outcome could have significant implications for November’s presidential race. So how has President Obama weighed in? On Twitter. “It's Election Day in Wisconsin tomorrow, and I'm standing by Tom Barrett. He'd make an outstanding governor,” Obama wrote Monday night, capping the Tweet with the “-bo” signature that denotes a “personal” tweet from the president himself. It was the only time the president personally has voiced support for Barrett, the former Milwaukee mayor seeking to oust Republican Gov. Scott Walker, since Barrett won the...
  • Jobless claims unexpectedly rise last week (up to 380,000)

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New claims for unemployment benefits rose last week to their highest level since January, a development that could raise fears the labor market recovery was stalling after job creation slowed in March. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 13,000 to a seasonally adjusted 380,000, the Labor Department said on Thursday. The prior week's figure was revised up to 367,000 from the previously reported 357,000. Economists polled by Reuters had forecast claims falling to 355,000 last week. The four-week moving average for new claims, considered a better measure of labor market trends, rose 4,250 to 368,500. The...
  • Why I didn’t participate in last night’s social justice demonstration

    09/06/2011 10:25:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies ^ | 9/6/2011 | Brian Blum
    I didn’t participate in the mass social justice rallies last night. I wanted to, sort of. But inertia and washing the post-Shabbat dishes grabbed center stage. Moreover, I’m still conflicted about whether or not I fully support what’s going on outside on our streets. Nehemia Strasler put it best in an article in today’s Haaretz. Strasler, an economics writer for the paper, compared the two main voices of the protest movement: that of Daphni Leef, who started the whole thing on Facebook, and Itzik Shmuli, head of the National Student Union. Leef tends to get most of the press –...
  • NBC News Gets Last Word After Dick Cheney Interview: ‘Torture Is a Crime’

    08/30/2011 10:34:27 AM PDT · by Nachum · 41 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 8/30/11 | NBC
    After VP Dick Cheney's interview with Matt Lauer on the Today Show, the camera pulls back and very deliberately captures the image of a protest sign. Watch the segment and ask yourself if this appears to be planned and maybe even rehearsed.
  • Arlington Burial Planned for Last ‘Doughboy’ Frank Buckles

    03/11/2011 3:31:39 PM PST · by SandRat · 9 replies · 1+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 11, 2011 – America will pay its respects to its last World War I veteran March 15, as former Army Cpl. Frank Buckles is buried at Arlington National Cemetery. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, left, talks with Frank Buckles, then age 107, the last known U.S. World War I veteran, during a Pentagon ceremony March 6, 2008. Buckles was honored during the ceremony, which included the unveiling an exhibit of veterans' portraits by photographer David DeJonge. DOD photo by R.D. Ward   (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Buckles -- the last of the more than 5 million...
  • Hillary Clinton: Secretary of State is "My Last Public Position"

    12/03/2010 11:37:28 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 56 replies ^ | Dec. 3, 2010 | Mary Dooe
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has once more reiterated that she will not run for president in 2012, going so far as to refer to her current role in government as "my last public position." At a town hall meeting appearance in Manama, Bahrain on Friday, Clinton denied intentions to run for either president or vice president on the ticket with President Obama, who defeated her in the 2008 Democratic presidential primary. Some experts have also speculated that she could replace Robert Gates next year when he retires as secretary of defense. "I think I will serve as secretary of...
  • Pelosi's Vote to Adjourn Could Be Her Last Hurrah

    10/04/2010 7:02:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | October 4, 2010 | Michael Barone
    It happened late Wednesday night, so it didn't get much coverage: Speaker Nancy Pelosi cast the deciding vote when the House voted, 210-209, to adjourn. That's significant because, by custom, the speaker ordinarily doesn't vote except on issues of special importance. And because Pelosi, who has shown impressive ability to deliver Democratic majorities on one tough roll call after another for four years, was scrambling to prevail on what is ordinarily a routine vote. It wasn't routine this time, because the Republicans wanted a roll call on extending all the George W. Bush tax cuts, which are set to expire...