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Cruz Fights Alone to Stop Senate from Funding Planned Parenthood and Iran Nuclear Deal

By Jerry A. Kane

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Last night Ted Cruz couldn’t get his Republican Senate colleagues to back his proposed amendment to stop funding Planned Parenthood for one year and to prevent the Obama administration from using funds to implement the Iran nuclear deal until Congress can examine the additional agreements or “side deals” between the terrorist state and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

“You know, Obama has negotiated a catastrophic nuclear deal with Iran. Republican leadership goes on television all the time and rightly says this is a catastrophic deal. I would suggest that if we actually believed the words that are coming out of their mouths, then we should be willing to use any and all constitutional authorities,” Cruz said.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell tore a page from former Democrat Leader Harry Reid’s playbook and “filled the tree” with amendments and blocked Cruz from offering his amendment during a voice vote.

McConnell used the same tactic in July to block Cruz from offering an amendment on the Iran nuclear deal to the highway bill. Mike Lee (R-Utah) was the only senator to back Cruz on offering his amendment.

Cruz then asked for a roll call vote on overruling the decision, but his Republican colleagues sat on their hands, refusing to give him a “sufficient second” (11 senators) to allow the vote. For the record, roll call votes have been routinely granted as procedural courtesy to senators in both parties.

“What does denying a second mean? Denying a recorded vote. Why is that important? When you are breaking the commitment you’ve made to the men and women who elected you, the most painful thing in the world is accountability,” Cruz said.

Overruled by McConnell and his deputies, his colleagues too frightened to oppose a bloated spending bill to fund executive amnesty, Obamacare, Planned Parenthood, the Iran deal, and other Democrat-Party priorities, Cruz stood alone on the Senate floor. But he wasn’t done and remained undaunted in criticizing the leadership and his colleagues.

He took to the microphone and delivered a powerful, brilliant indictment against the corrupt Republican establishment and its symbiotic relationship with the Democrat party and K Street lobbyists.

During his hour-long speech, Cruz chided Republican leadership for repeatedly surrendering to Obama; he exposed the dysfunction of Washington; and he lamented the betrayal of the electorate.

It takes a man of principled conviction and extraordinary courage to stand before the Senate, where collegiality is touted as the supreme virtue, and indict party leadership and colleagues to their face for their hypocrisy, dishonesty, and cowardice.

Cruz is that lone voice crying out in the wilderness for repentance to a reprobate Congress damned by God awaiting its day of reckoning. Right now, he is America’s most fearless orator and greatest statesmen, and it’s painful to know that most Americans will never realize that.

“[T]his is no longer a nation of independent individuals. … The whole world is becoming humanoid – creatures that look human but aren’t. The whole world, not just us. We’re just the most advanced country, so we’re getting there first. The whole world’s people are becoming mass-produced, programmed, numbered, insensate things…”



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Religion is a social construct created to cultivate altruism, promote the greater good, and help ease the burden of conscience stricken people seeking answers to the meaning of life and why they exist.

Conversely, biblical Christianity is not a social construct; therefore, it is not a man-made religion based on human effort and will. Christianity is a God created, faith-based life centered in the death, resurrection, and lordship of Jesus Christ for the praise and glory of God alone.

Therefore, if religions, in fact, are social constructs, then Christianity, in truth, is not a religion.

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Fox News, the satellite television news channel, has relinquished every pretense of “fair and balanced” reporting to purposely destroy Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. The cable “news” giant now bashes Trump or features Trump haters 24/7.

Last night on Fox Faux News’ Kelly File, Rich Lowry, editor of the conservative neoconservative National Review Peeyew magazine, told host Megyn “Me-Womyn” Kelly “that last debate … Carly [Fiorina] cut his [Donald Trump] balls off with the precision of a surgeon and he knows it.”

Lowry has never, nor would he ever, make such a crude comment or use such vulgar language on a talking-head news show to describe what happened to Hussein I (peace be upon him), Hillary Clinton, or any Democrat during a nationally-televised primary debate.

Lowry’s contemptible remarks regarding Trump are far more damaging to the Republican Party and its conservative wing than are the combined attacks from the left-leaning pundits at CNN, MSNBC, and the alphabet networks.

Unlike low-life Lowry, the networks’ left-leaning pundits will never brutally attack a Democrat presidential candidate with significant base support. And on those rare occasions when they do criticize a Democrat presidential candidate, they are careful not to offend and alienate the base constituents who support that candidate.

Lowry’s impudence and girly-man male qualities make testosterone-challenged dweebs the likes of Byron York and George Will look masculine by comparison.

Byron York Dork George Georgy-Boy Will

Byron York                                                         George Will

If NR Publisher‎, ‎Jack Fowler, had Trump’s balls, which are allegedly missing due to Fiorina’s surgical skills, he would fire the rumpswab Lowry so fast that his pointy little head would spin.

Incidentally, Chris Salcedo, political pundit from the Blaze Blasé Radio Network, joined Lowry as Kelly’s other “Trump-bashing” guest. His school-girl giggling at Lowry’s remarks brought to mind Anderson Vanderbilt-Cooper’s hysterics on CNN.



 

(his giggling begins around the 2:25 mark)

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UN Set to Launch ‘New Universal Agenda’ for Global Governance

By Jerry A. Kane

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The United Nations is set to launch its “new universal agenda” for humanity and the planet September 25, 2015. The UN’s “2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” document is a blueprint to “transform our world for the better by 2030,” and yet most major media outlets in the United States refuse to report on the far reaching implications of this document.

“This is probably the most difficult task we have ever given ourselves, which is to intentionally transform the economic development model, for the first time in human history. This is the first time in the history of mankind that we are setting ourselves the task of intentionally, within a defined period of time, to change the economic development model that has been reigning for … 150 years, since the industrial revolution.”—Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change

Unlike the UN Agenda 21 action plan, which mainly focused on the environment, the 2030 Agenda action plan will strictly regulate nearly every human activity in every area of life. The preamble to the document states:

“This Agenda is a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity. It also seeks to strengthen universal peace in larger freedom. We recognise that eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimensions, including extreme poverty, is the greatest global challenge and an indispensable requirement for sustainable development. All countries and all stakeholders, acting in collaborative partnership, will implement this plan. We are resolved to free the human race from the tyranny of poverty and want and to heal and secure our planet. We are determined to take the bold and transformative steps which are urgently needed to shift the world onto a sustainable and resilient path. As we embark on this collective journey, we pledge that no one will be left behind. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals and 169 targets … demonstrate the scale and ambition of this new universal Agenda. … They seek to realize the human rights of all and to achieve gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls. They are integrated and indivisible and balance the three dimensions of sustainable development: the economic, social and environmental.”

On September 25, 2015, Pope Francis will travel to New York City to help launch the new universal agenda. He will address the UN General Assembly and urge the people of the world to support the United Nations’ blueprint for world governance.

It’s like everybody in this party’s shining like Illuminati

It’s like everybody in this party’s shining like Illuminati

Here are the adopted Sustainable Development Goals as set forth in the 2030 Agenda document:

Goal 1. End poverty in all its forms everywhere

Goal 2. End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

Goal 3. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

Goal 4. Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

Goal 5. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Goal 6. Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

Goal 7. Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

Goal 8. Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

Goal 9. Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

Goal 10. Reduce inequality within and among countries

Goal 11. Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

Goal 12. Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

Goal 13. Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts*

Goal 14. Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

Goal 15. Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

Goal 16. Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels

Goal 17. Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

Nearly every nation in the world is expected to sign on to the 2030 Agenda. But what happens to the nations that won’t sign on or go along with the plan? Or better yet, what happens to freedom of conscience, individual liberty, and free enterprise in those nations that do go along?

Where have the apostles gone?

Joining hands with wicked ones

Revelation has come to pass

New world order will hold the mass

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Why the Pope’s Upcoming Historic Visit to the United States Is Significant

By Jerry A. Kane

On Wednesday, September 23, Pope Francis, the 266th pontiff to head the Roman Catholic Church, will meet with Barack Hussein Obama at the White House in Washington DC.

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For practitioners of Judaism, September 23 is Yom Kippur or the Day of Atonement, the most important day in the Jewish calendar. It is the holiest, most solemn religious fast day of the year. In biblical times, only on Yom Kippur could the high priest enter the Holy of Holies in the Temple to make atonement for the sins of the whole nation of Israel in one day (Leviticus 16).

But for Christendom and the Western World, which adopted Pope Gregory XIII’s 1582 Gregorian calendar, September 23 is the 266th day of the year, which incidentally is the same number of days it takes a woman to give birth to a child from the moment of conception.

On Thursday, September 24, the Roman pontiff will give a historic address before a joint session of the U.S. Congress.

“On that day, he will become the first leader of the Holy See to address a joint meeting of Congress. It will be a historic visit, and we are truly grateful that Pope Francis has accepted our invitation,” said John Boehner (R-OH) Speaker of the House, in a statement

Then on the second leg of his US trip, September 25, the Pope will travel to New York City to speak before the United Nations General Assembly. After his speech, the General Assembly will convene a high-level plenary meeting to adopt a new sustainable development agenda, which was mandated by the General Assembly September 2013 (Resolution 68/6).

The UN’s new sustainable development agenda, also known as the 2030 Agenda, will replace Agenda 21, the UN’s sustainable development action plan adopted at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1992.

Unlike Agenda 21, which primarily focused on the environment, “this new universal Agenda” for humanity and the planet is a blueprint to “realize the human rights of all … achieve gender equality and the empowerment of all women … and balance the three dimensions of sustainable development: the economic, social and environmental.” In other words, the 2030 Agenda is the UN template for a world government.

[The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development] “can help realize the… dream of a world of peace and dignity for all. Today is the start of a new era. We have traveled a long way together to reach this turning point,” said Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations.

To recap, the 266th pope will meet Hussein I (peace be upon him) on the Day of Atonement, the 266th day of the year, which is the day before the pope’s historic address to Congress, and two days before he addresses the UN General Assembly and the announced birth of the one-world government.

At first blush it appears that Hussein I (peace be upon him) will be a bit player overshadowed by numerical coincidences, a historic, precedent-setting visit to Congress, and an unveiled blueprint for a new world order. But once the inexplicable lottery drawing that happened in Obama’s home state the day after he won the presidency in 2008 is taken into account, his role becomes evident.

On November 5, 2008, the Illinois daily lottery numbers were 666 for the pick three and 7779 for the pick four evening numbers. In biblical numerology, i.e., the study of numbers in the Bible, 666 is the number commonly associated with the man of sin or the Antichrist alluded to in 2 Thessalonians chapter 2 and the beast and the mark of the beast mentioned in Revelation chapter 13.

The number 7 signifies completion or perfection, and the number 9 signifies divine finality or judgment. The odds of these two sets of numbers being randomly drawn in Obama’s home state on the same day the day after his election is more than a 1/3,650,000,000 probability, which means it’s a statistical impossibility. One could rightly conclude that either the Illinois lottery was rigged, or God has sent a sign to His people concerning the identity of Antichrist, the end of the age, and coming judgment.

Surely some revelation is at hand;

Surely the Second Coming is at hand.

The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out

When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi

Troubles my sight: a waste of desert sand;

A shape with lion body and the head of a man,

A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,

Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it

Wind shadows of the indignant desert birds.

There you have it; now do with it what you will.

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At a Tea Party rally opposing Secretary of State John F. Kerry’s Nuclear Agreement with Iran, the foremost state sponsor of terrorism in the world, Republican presidental candidate Donald Trump said that “We are led by very, very stupid people.”

AMERICA‘S LEADERS

(L-R) John Boehner, Joe Biden, Barack Hussein Obama, Mitch McConnell, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, and Andrew McCarthy

(L-R) John Boehner, Joe Biden, Barack Hussein Obama, Mitch McConnell, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, and Andrew McCarthy

Thousands attended the rally held last week outside the Capitol in Washington, DC.


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If God Didn’t Create Evil, Then Who or What Did?

By Jerry A. Kane

Occasionally I’ll respond to a comment on one of my news stories or commentaries, but rarely will I take the time to write a lengthy reply to a commenter. However, there are always exceptions to any rule.

Below is an exchange of comments between me and a responder to my latest commentary, “Whom God Means to Destroy, He First Makes Undiscerning” published at Canada Free Press:

He wrote:

“Wrong!!!!

He [God] does not make them so [undiscerning], but allows them to make themselves so.

God does NOT create evil, but allows it so they can damn themselves – then He destroys them, more often by other evil entities”

To which I responded:

“First off, I’m not always right, but I’m never wrong. Secondly, your theology appears to be Arminian, mine isn’t. I believe God is sovereign, not man. Finally, as to whether or not God creates evil, the prophet Isaiah clearly says He does:

‘I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the Lord do all these things.’ Isaiah 45:7 (KJV)”

Then he responded:

It appears we agree on most of this – we are using different terms to say the same thing except for one item.

“Isaiah 45:7 should match Amox 3:6 where the more correct translation would be ‘..shall there be evil in a city, and the LORD not done [known] it?’ He knows of the evil, he does NOT create it. If that were so, He would no longer be God.

‘God cannot be tempted by evil, and He Himself does not tempt anyone.’ (James 1:13) and ‘God is light, and in Him there is NO darkness at all’ (emphasis mine) (1 John 1:15) As there is much less error in translation in the New Testament, I will believe God Himself over other ideas.

Arnminian? No, but many of his [I think he’s referring to the author of the piece, which of course is me, but he doesn’t realize it] thought processes are in the correct realm, but your [I think he’s addressing the commenter, not the author of the piece] assessment of that group is just opposite of what they say. It is their claim that God is Soverign, and that is the reality of our creation.”

And I wrote:

“How can I discuss the never-ending debate over biblical manuscripts and the central issue of Christianity with someone who knows so little, but thinks he knows so much? The short answer is I can’t. Yet, I won’t let your unsupported assertions go unchallenged.

You say, “Isaiah 45:7 should match Amox [sic] 3:6 where the more correct translation would be ‘..shall there be evil in a city, and the LORD not done [known] it?'” The word “ra” translated evil in Isaiah 45:7 (the same word used in Amos 3:6) is never translated as sin in the Hebrew text.

In the context of Amos 3:6, ra can be correctly translated to mean “sorrow, afflictions, adversity, wretchedness, or calamities,” but in Gen. 5:6, 8:21, 13:13, 38:7 and fifty other verses in the OT, ra can be translated “wickedness,” which clearly implies sin.

In the context and plain meaning of Isaiah 45:7, ra means wickedness and not calamities and afflictions as the fruits of sin. In context, if ra means external calamities in the verse “I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil,” then the word “peace” must mean a military peace, i.e., a political matter, because the phrases are parallel.

However, the verses preceding and following verse 7 are not restricted to trivial political matters, verse 3 speaks of treasures of darkness, hidden riches, and the knowledge of God; verse 6 speaks of God’s knowledge extended throughout the world; and verse 8 speaks of righteousness falling down from heaven like a pouring rain.

The following chapter in Isaiah makes it clear that God just doesn’t know things, as you put it, but He actually brings about what He has purposed:

“Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure: … yea, I have spoken it, I will also bring it to pass; I have purposed it, I will also do it. Isaiah 46:10-11 (KJV)

You write that God “knows of the evil, he does NOT [please, let’s not be sophomoric] create it.” By “know” I assume you mean that God knows or permits evil to happen. What you fail to understand is that “permitting” man to sin does not absolve God from the charge of being the “author” of sin, as you seemed to suggest in writing “If that [God created evil] were so, He would no longer be God.”

God “permitted” Satan to afflict Job; but Satan could not have afflicted him without God’s approval. Permission does not exonerate God. If God could have prevented, not only Job’s trials, but all of mankind’s sins and temptations, if He foresaw them and decided to let them occur, how can He be less reprehensible than if He had decreed them?

Put another way, if a bystander could rescue a baby from a burning building, but decided to “permit” the baby to die in the flames, would you say that the bystander’s decision to watch the baby burn was morally acceptable because he wasn’t the one who lit the building on fire? Your position puts you on the horns of a dilemma whether you realize it or not.

You also write that my “assessment of that group [Arminian] is just opposite of what they say.” By sovereignty I mean that God has eternally decreed all that ever comes to pass, and providentially controls all things in his created universe, including the “free will” of man.

The Arminian notion of man’s free will cannot coexist with God’s omnipotence. If man’s free will to fulfill his sinful desires and purposes can resist and thwart God’s perfect will and purpose, then God is not all powerful, man’s free will is.

Neither is the Arminian view of free will compatible with God’s omniscience, because knowing all things renders the future certain. If God foreknows all things, then of necessity those things will come to pass; otherwise, they could not be “foreknown.”

Acts 2:22, 23 and 4:27, 28 teach that God foreknew, even foreordained Jesus’ crucifixion by the hands of sinful men, yet the men who carried out his execution are responsible for murder. If God ordained it, could the high priest and Sanhedrin have done differently? Could Judas Iscariot not have betrayed Jesus Christ? Scripture plainly teaches that God determined or decreed their actions.

I’m not saying that men are robots and don’t make choices. They do have “free will” in the sense of “free moral agency.”

All men have freedom of choice in that they choose to do what they want to do and can’t do otherwise. But man is not free to be indifferent, i.e. his freedom to choose is always governed by the fears, desires, and habits of his sinful nature. Yet, all his choices are subject to the eternal decrees of God.

Romans 3:9-18; 8:7, 8 and Ephesians 4:17-19 teach that man cannot choose what God requires. Man will always choose the evil desires of his flesh, which are dictated by his sinful nature. Man is never indifferent in his willingness to do anything. Even though God has determined all things that will ever come to pass, man is held responsible and accountable for his sinful actions.

As the writers of the Westminster Confession of Faith (3:1; 5:2, 4) put it:

“God … did … ordain whatsoever comes to pass: yet so, as thereby neither is God the author of sin, nor is violence offered to the will of the creatures, nor is the liberty or contingency of second causes taken away, but rather established…. Although, in relation to the foreknowledge and decree of God, the first cause, all things come to pass immutably and infallibly; yet, by the same providence, he ordereth them to fall out according to the nature of second causes, either necessarily, freely, or contingently…. as the sinfulness thereof proceedeth only from the creature, and not from God; who, being most holy and righteous, neither is nor can be the author or approver of sin.”

You’re right that “God cannot be tempted by evil, and He Himself does not tempt anyone.” (James 1:13).” Nowhere does the Scripture teach that God is evil; however, it does teach that God is both the cause of sin and the cause of salvation. Scripture also teaches that God is not responsible or accountable to anyone or anything for what He does; yet His creatures are accountable and responsible to Him for what they do.

God is holy and righteous, but our sinful nature taints and limits our understanding of His holiness and righteousness. As Paul writes, “For now we see through a glass, darkly… but then shall I know even as also I am known.” 1Corinthians 13:12 (KJV).

You write, “As there is much less error in translation in the New Testament, I will believe God Himself over other ideas.” I am always willing to teach those whom God has made willing to learn, but I will not waste my time and energy on people who dogmatically hold to their erroneous preconceptions of Christianity and what Scripture teaches.

So you know, I spent hours researching and writing this response, and you have taken enough of my precious time. Thank you for your response to my piece and please accept this as a final response to any further discussion.”

NOTE:  The hot links were added for this post at The Millstone Diaries. There were no hot links in my responses to in the comment section at Canada Free Press.

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