The Economic Collapse

The Stock Markets Of The 10 Largest Global Economies Are All Crashing

By Michael Snyder, on September 24th, 2015

 

 

You would think that the simultaneous crashing of all of the largest stock markets around the world would be very big news. But so far the mainstream media in the United States is treating it like it isn’t really a big deal. Over the last sixty days, we have witnessed the most significant global stock market decline since the fall of 2008, and yet most people still seem to think that this is just a temporary “bump in the road” and that the bull market will soon resume. Hopefully they are right. When the Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeted 777 points on September 29th, 2008 everyone freaked out and rightly so. But a stock market crash doesn’t have to be limited to a single day. Since the peak of the market earlier this year, the Dow is down almost three times as much as that 777 point crash back in 2008. Over the last sixty days, we have seen the 8th largest single day stock market crash in U.S. history on a point basis and the 10th largest single day stock market crash in U.S. history on a point basis.  You would think that this would be enough to wake people up, but most Americans still don’t seem very alarmed. And of course what has happened to U.S. stocks so far is quite mild compared to what has been going on in the rest of the world.

Right now, stock market wealth is being wiped out all over the planet, and none of the largest global economies have been exempt from this. The following is a summary of what we have seen in recent days…

#1 The United States – The Dow Jones Industrial Average is down more than 2000 points since the peak of the market. Last month we saw stocks decline by more than 500 points on consecutive trading days for the first time ever, and there has not been this much turmoil in U.S. markets since the fall of 2008.

#2 China – The Shanghai Composite Index has plummeted nearly 40 percent since hitting a peak earlier this year. The Chinese economy is steadily slowing down, and we just learned that China’s manufacturing index has hit a 78 month low.

#3 Japan – The Nikkei has experienced extremely violent moves recently, and it is now down more than 3000 points from the peak that was hit earlier in 2015.  The Japanese economy and the Japanese financial system are both basket cases at this point, and it isn’t going to take much to push Japan into a full-blown financial collapse.

#4 Germany – Almost one-fourth of the value of German stocks has already been wiped out, and this crash threatens to get much worse. The Volkswagen emissions scandal is making headlines all over the globe, and don’t forget to watch for massive trouble at Germany’s biggest bank.

#5 The United Kingdom – British stocks are down about 16 percent from the peak of the market, and the UK economy is definitely on shaky ground.

#6 France – French stocks have declined nearly 18 percent, and it has become exceedingly apparent that France is on the exact same path that Greece has already gone down.

#7 Brazil – Brazil is the epicenter of the South American financial crisis of 2015. Stocks in Brazil have plunged more than 12,000 points since the peak, and the nation has already officially entered a new recession.

#8 Italy – Watch Italy. Italian stocks are already down 15 percent, and look for the Italian economy to make very big headlines in the months ahead.

#9 India – Stocks in India have now dropped close to 4000 points, and analysts are deeply concerned about this major exporting nation as global trade continues to contract.

#10 Russia – Even though the price of oil has crashed, Russia is actually doing better than almost everyone else on this list.  Russian stocks have fallen by about 10 percent so far, and if the price of oil stays this low the Russian financial system will continue to suffer.

What we are witnessing now is the continuation of a cycle of financial downturns that has happened every seven years. The following is a summary of how this cycle has played out over the past 50 years…

  • It started in 1966 with a 20 percent stock market crash.

  • Seven years later, the market lost another 45 percent (1973-74).

  • Seven years later was the beginning of the “hard recession” (1980).

  • Seven years later was the Black Monday crash of 1987.

  • Seven years later was the bond market crash of 1994.

  • Seven years later was 9/11 and the 2001 tech bubble collapse.

  • Seven years later was the 2008 global financial collapse.

  • 2015: What’s next?

A lot of people were expecting something “big” to happen on September 14th and were disappointed when nothing happened.

But the truth is that it has never been about looking at any one particular day.  Over the past sixty days we have seen absolutely extraordinary things happen all over the planet, and yet some people are not even paying attention because they did not meet their preconceived notions of how events should play out.

And this is just the beginning. We haven’t even gotten to the great derivatives crisis that is coming yet. All of these things are going to take time to fully unfold.

A lot of people that write about “economic collapse” talk about it like it will be some type of “event” that will happen on a day or a week and then we will recover.

Well, that is not what it is going to be like.

You need to be ready to endure a very, very long crisis.  The suffering that is coming to this nation is beyond what most of us could even imagine.

Even now we are seeing early signs of it.  For instance, the mayor of Los Angeles says that the growth of homelessness in his city has gotten so bad that it is now “an emergency”…

On Tuesday, Los Angeles officials announced the city’s homelessness problem has become an emergency, and proposed allotting $100 million to help shelter the city’s massive and growing indigent population.

LA Mayor Eric Garcetti also issued a directive on Monday evening for the city to free up $13 million to help house the estimated 26,000 people who are living on the city’s streets.

According to the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, the number of encampments and people living in vehicles has increased by 85% over the last two years alone.

And in recent years we have seen poverty absolutely explode all over the nation. The “bread lines” of the Great Depression have been replaced with EBT cards, and there is a possibility that a government shutdown in October could “suspend or delay food stamp payments”…

A government shutdown Oct. 1 could immediately suspend or delay food stamp payments to some of the 46 million Americans who receive the food aid.

The Agriculture Department said Tuesday that it will stop providing benefits at the beginning of October if Congress does not pass legislation to keep government agencies open.

“If Congress does not act to avert a lapse in appropriations, then USDA will not have the funding necessary for SNAP benefits in October and will be forced to stop providing benefits within the first several days of October,” said Catherine Cochran, a spokeswoman for USDA. “Once that occurs, families won’t be able to use these benefits at grocery stores to buy the food their families need.”

In the U.S. alone, there are tens of millions of people that could not survive without the help of the federal government, and more people are falling out of the middle class every single day.

Our economy is already falling apart all around us, and now another great financial crisis has begun.

When will the “nothing is happening” crowd finally wake up?

Hopefully it will be before they are sitting out on the street begging for spare change to feed their family.

September 2015 WHAT WILL IT BRING?

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Source:-(https://davesnewsblog.wordpress.com/2015/08/24/september/)

When we take a look at “the news” we tend to look at the headlines, and then follow whatever it is we are personally interested in. I think that there is very little else we can do, especially taking the time-factor into consideration, because there is just so much “news” coming at us these days.

When growing up as a kid and a teenager I seem to remember that “news” was really just that, with “journalists” actually investigating stories and reporting things as they found them. I’m sure there was always lots going on that we never got to hear about due to it being a less than “instant” society in those days, because of the lack of the technology we have today that makes this possible. However, the “news” tended to be the more “important” stuff, things that didn’t usually happen “every day”, and these things tended to get our attention for that reason.

Nowadays, due to “information overload” we can tend to either overlook or even dismiss entirely anything we do not deem relevant to our personal situation. We may have been “blissfully ignorant” in times past, but in this day and age it does not serve our best interests to ignore things, or to have a short attention-span. As difficult or as painful as things may be to have to acknowledge and face, it is simply dangerous not to do so.

Following are a couple of things a friend of mine forwarded to me over the weekend.

The first item has not garnered much “news coverage” in the mainstream media. It should be obvious why not, but it is probably the biggest indicator of what is happening right now than anything else.

This 2 Day Stock Market Crash Was Larger Than Any 1 Day Stock Market Crash In U.S. History

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By Michael Snyder, on August 21st, 2015

We witnessed something truly historic happen on Friday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeted 530 points, and that followed a 358 point crash on Thursday. When you add those two days together, the total two day stock market crash that we just witnessed comes to a grand total of 888 points, which is larger than any one day stock market crash in U.S. history. It is also interesting to note that this 888 point crash comes in the 8th month of our calendar. Perhaps that is just a coincidence, and perhaps it is not. It just struck me as being noteworthy. This is the first time that the Dow has dropped by more than 300 points on two consecutive days since November 2008, and we all remember what was happening back then. Overall, this was the worst week for the Dow in four years, and there have only been five other months throughout history when the Dow has fallen by more than a thousand points (the most recent being October 2008). Of course we still have six more trading days left in August, so there is plenty of time remaining for even more carnage.

By itself, the 530 point plunge on Friday was the ninth worst stock market crash in all of U.S. history. The following list of the top eight comes from Wikipedia…

#1 2008-09-29 −777.68
#2 2008-10-15 −733.08
#3 2001-09-17 −684.81
#4 2008-12-01 −679.95
#5 2008-10-09 −678.91
#6 2011-08-08 −634.76
#7 2000-04-14 −617.77
#8 1997-10-27 −554.26

Another very interesting thing to note is that the largest stock market crash in U.S. history took place on the very last day of the Shemitah year of 2008, and now we are less than a month away from the end of this current Shemitah year.

It is funny how these strange “coincidences” keep happening.

The financial carnage that we witnessed on Friday was truly global in scope. On a percentage basis, Chinese stocks crashed even more than U.S. stocks did. Japanese stocks also crashed, so did stock markets all over Europe, and emerging market currencies all over the planet got absolutely destroyed.

The following is how Zero Hedge summarized what went down…

China’s worst week since July – closes at 5 month lows
Global Stocks’ worst week since May 2012
US Stocks’ worst week in 4 years
VIX’s biggest weekly rise ever
Crude’s longest losing streak in 29 years
Gold’s best week since January
5Y TSY Yield’s biggest absolute drop in 2 years

Even though I specifically warned that this would happen, and have been explaining why it would happen on my website in excruciating detail for months, the truth is that I didn’t expect stocks to start crashing this quickly or this ferociously.

Normally, August is a fairly slow month in the financial world. As I have discussed previously, most of the really noteworthy stock market crashes throughout history have taken place during the months of September and October. So I thought that things wouldn’t start getting really crazy for another few weeks at least.

Financial markets tend to fall much faster than they go up, and I believe that we are moving into a time of extraordinary volatility. There will be huge down days, and there will also be huge up days. In fact, the three largest single day rallies in Dow history happened right in the middle of the financial crisis of 2008. So don’t let what happens on any one particular day fool you.

An absolutely gigantic global financial bubble is beginning to burst, and stocks could potentially fall a very, very long way. For instance, just consider what MarketWatch columnist Brett Arends has just written…

I don’t mean to be alarmist or to induce panic, but someone needs to tell the public that there is a plausible scenario in which the U.S. stock market now collapses by another 70% until the Dow Jones Industrial Average falls to about 5,000.

It is important to keep in mind that Arends is not a “bear” at all. He is a very level-headed analyst that tries to objectively look at all sides of things.

I sincerely hope that global financial markets will stabilize for at least a couple of weeks. But there is absolutely no guarantee that will happen.

So many of the things that I have been warning about on this website and on End of the American Dream are starting to unfold right in front of our eyes. If I am right, this is just the beginning. I believe that we are moving into a time of unprecedented chaos, and our nation is about to be shaken to the core.

Hopefully you have been preparing for the storm that is coming for quite a while and you will not be surprised by what is about to happen.

Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for the vast majority of Americans. Most of them are totally unprepared for what is coming, and they are going to be completely blindsided by the events that will unfold in the months ahead.

The relative calm of the past few years has lulled millions into a false sense of complacency.

If you are one of those that have dozed off, I have a word of warning for you…

Wake up and get ready.

It’s starting.

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The following is a timetable of events for the coming month of September. Just look at THESE “headlines”!

The Big List Of 33 Things That Are Going To Happen In September 2015

By Michael Snyder, August 19th, 2015

Is September 2015 going to be a month that changes history? For months, there has been an unprecedented amount of buzz all over the Internet about what is going to happen in September. And without a doubt, we are going to witness a convergence of events during that month that is quite remarkable. What I have attempted to do in this article is to put together a list of things that we know will happen next month. Some of the lists that I have seen contain things that cannot be proven or that are simply inaccurate. And of course it is very likely that some things will happen in September that we cannot anticipate right now. I am just providing the information that I have at this time, and it is up to you and your family to prepare for what you believe will happen. The following is my big list of 33 things that are going to happen in September 2015…

September 1 – This marks the beginning of FEMA’s annual “National Preparedness Month”

September 7 – Labor Day

September 11 – The 14th anniversary (7+7) of 9/11

September 11 – The last day of trading on Wall Street before the end of the Shemitah year

September 12 – Madonna’s Rebel Heart Tour opens in the United States. The first stop is in Washington D.C. and according to Holly Deyo the “opening theme is Desecration of The Bride and Arrival of Fallen Angels”

September 12 and September 13 – Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky, a leading authority in Ultra-Orthodox Judaism, has indicated that the Messiah that the Jewish people are expecting could come at this time

September 13 – The last day of the Shemitah year. During the last two Shemitah cycles, we witnessed record-breaking stock market crashes on the very last day of the Shemitah year (Elul 29 on the Biblical calendar). For example, if you go back to September 17th, 2001 (which was Elul 29 on the Biblical calendar), we witnessed the greatest one day stock market crash in all of U.S. history up until that time. The Dow plunged 684 points, and it was a record that held for exactly seven years until the end of the next Shemitah cycle. On September 29th, 2008 (which was also Elul 29 on the Biblical calendar), the Dow plummeted 777 points, which still today remains the greatest one day stock market crash of all time in the United States. Now we are in another Shemitah year. It began in the fall of 2014, and it ends on September 13th, 2015.

September 13 – Partial solar eclipse

September 14 – Rosh Hashanah

September 14 – The first day of trading on Wall Street after the end of the Shemitah year

September 15 – The 70th session of the UN General Assembly begins on this date. It has been widely reported that France plans to introduce a resolution which will give formal UN Security Council recognition to a Palestinian stateshortly after the new session begins. Up until now, the U.S. has always been the one blocking such a resolution, but Barack Obama has already indicated that things may be different this time around. It would be extremely difficult to overstate the significance of this.

September 15 – The Jade Helm military exercises are scheduled to end

September 17 – If there is going to be a rate hike in September, this is probably when the Federal Reserve will do it

September 17 – This is the deadline for Congress to vote on Obama’s deal with Iran

September 17 – Constitution Day – most Americans do not even know that this holiday exists

September 18 – The Days of Awe conference in Sandpoint, Idaho – Christians from all over the nation will be gathering to call out to God in prayer and to repent for the sins of our country

September 20 to September 26 – The “World Week For Peace in Palestine Israel” sponsored by the World Council of Churches

September 21 – This is when the Hajj (pilgrimage to Mecca) is projected to begin

September 21 – The UN International Day Of Peace

September 22 – In Islam, “the Day of Arafat” falls on this day

September 23 – The last day of the summer

September 23 – Yom Kippur

September 23 – The Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, also known as “the Feast of the Sacrifice”, begins

September 23 – Pope Francis arrives at the White House to meet with Barack Obama

September 23 – The 266th Pope will be meeting with the president of the United States on the 266th day of the year. Some have suggested that “something is being birthed” on that day since 266 days is the average length of the human gestation period.

September 24 – The Pope addresses a joint session of the U.S. Congress

September 25 – On May 14th, 2014 French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius famously proclaimed that we had only 500 days to avoid “climate chaos”. His time frame of 500 days ends on September 25th.

September 25 – The Pope will hold mass in Madison Square Garden in New York City

September 25 to September 27 – The United Nations launches a brand new “universal agenda” for humanity known as “the 2030 Agenda”

September 25 – The Pope appears at the UN to deliver an address to kick off the conference at which the 2030 Agenda will be unveiled

September 26 and 27 – The Pope will be traveling to Philadelphia for the “2015 World Meeting of Families”

September 28 – The first day of the Feast of Tabernacles

September 28 – This is the date for the last of the four blood moons that fall on Biblical festival dates during 2014 and 2015. This blood moon will be a “supermoon” and it will be clearly visible from the city of Jerusalem.

Due to the ending of the Shemitah year and numerous other factors, there is rampant speculation that a stock market crash is going to happen in the United States during the month of September. Previously, I have expressed my view that a major global financial crisis is imminent, but my warning covers all of the remaining months of 2015. Since I cannot prove that a stock market crash will happen next month, I have left it off the list. But without a doubt, we are entering the danger zone.

There is also lots of speculation about unusual activity at the Large Hadron Collider during the month of September. In my research, I have not yet come across anything that confirms that. If you have solid information concerning this, please send it to me. But certainly, what they are doing with the Large Hadron Collider concerns me greatly. This is something that I covered in a previous article entitled “Will The Large Hadron Collider Open Up A Portal To Another Dimension?”

In addition, I am also aware that there is a tremendous amount of speculation about an asteroid or a meteor that may or may not be heading toward our planet next month. At this time, I have no way of proving this is true, and I have no way of disproving it is true either. I have not come across anything that I can independently verify that indicates that this will or will not happen. In law school I was trained to stick to the facts, and I don’t have any facts. If you do have some solid and verifiable information, please share it with me.

Finally, I would like to acknowledge that there is plenty of speculation about certain natural disasters that may happen in September. They may indeed happen, but I cannot prove anything of that nature right now so I have left those natural disasters off the list.

Needless to say, next month promises to be absolutely crazy, and our time for preparing is running out.

Disaster can strike very suddenly, and when it does, average citizens can be caught totally unprepared. This is a point that Carl Gallups, the author of a new book entitled “Be Thou Prepared: Equipping the Church for Persecution and Times of Trouble“, recently made during an interview with WND…

Gallups identifies specific incidents when civil society collapsed, most notably in New Orleans immediately following Hurricane Katrina.

“You ended up with the worst of both worlds,” Gallups observed. “You had widespread criminality, anarchy and disorder, and somehow, at the same time, you had government officials going around enforcing wildly tyrannical guidelines and even confiscating firearms.”

As a result, Americans may be forced to rely on themselves for protection, meaning Christians have to begin planning now.

Even if it doesn’t happen next month, life in America is about to change dramatically.

The infrastructure and government services that we have all come to take for granted may not be there in the future.

It is imperative that we all start to learn how to become more independent of the system, because the system is going to start failing in thousands of different ways.

So what do you think?

Do you believe that something significant is going to happen next month?

The Russian Media Is Talking About What Is Coming In September, But The U.S. Media Has Been Strangely Silent

By Michael Snyder, on August 17th, 2015

Why does the Russian media seem to be far more on the ball than the mainstream media in the United States much of the time? Could it be possible that Russian reporters have more freedom to talk about important issues than reporters that work for the major corporate conglomerates in the United States do? Of course the Russian media is far from perfect. They put out pro-Russian propaganda just like the U.S. media puts out pro-American propaganda. But I must admit that I often find that Russian news sources are willing to tackle controversial issues that the mainstream media in the United States would not touch with a ten foot pole. This includes the critical events that are coming up this September.

Even after everything that has been said and written in the alternative media about what is going to happen during September, most Americans are still completely ignorant about the history changing events that are going to take place next month.

First of all, the most important template for global governance that the United Nations has ever dreamed up is going to be launched at a major conference from September 25th to September 27th. The launching of this “new universal agenda” is such an important event that the Pope is going to be traveling to New York City to give the address that will kick off this conference. This new plan is known as “the 2030 Agenda“, and it is being called “Agenda 21 on steroids”. This is one of the most significant steps toward global government in the history of the world, and yet the mainstream media in the United States is saying virtually nothing about it.

Secondly, we also know that a major push for the establishment of a Palestinian state is being planned for September. It has been widely reported by the international media that France plans to submit a UN Security Council resolution which would formally recognize a Palestinian state for the first time ever. This is one of the most critical moments in the modern history of the Middle East, and yet the mainstream media in the United States is saying virtually nothing about it.

In September we also have the end of the Shemitah year, the fourth blood moon, and the end of the Jade Helm exercises. All over the Internet there is rampant speculation about a major stock market crash, devastating natural disasters and the weird “coincidences” that are pointing to the date of 9/23.

And even though articles and videos that discuss all of these things are going viral all over the Internet, the mainstream media in the United States has been strangely silent about all of it.

Fortunately, there are international news sources out there that are willing to address these topics, and some of them just happen to be in Russia.

When I first came across Sputnik News, I didn’t quite know what to make of it. At first I thought that it might be some random blogger that had started up a news website and had chosen a really bad name. But it turns out that it is actually fully owned and operated by the government of Russia. The following comes from Wikipedia…

Sputnik is an international multimedia news service launched on 10 November 2014 by Rossiya Segodnya, an agency wholly owned and operated by the Russian government, which was created by a Decree of the President of Russia on 9 December 2013.[1] Sputnik replaces the RIA Novosti news agency on an international stage (which remains active in Russia)[2] and Voice of Russia.

And I have to admit that Sputnik News is willing to address many things that the corporate-controlled media in the U.S. simply will not touch. For example, the following is from a recent Sputnik article about the financial crash that is coming this fall…

The founder of Trends Research, who predicted the “panic of 2008,” believes that soon we will witness the crash of a global stock market and predicts “the economic earthquake [that] will send reverberations around the world”.

“There’s going to be panic on the streets from Wall Street to Shanghai, to the UK down to Brazil.” Celente told King World News. “You’re going to see one market after another begin to collapse.”

Analyst Larry Edelson took the fear to the next level as he even predicted the exact day the catastrophe begins, or, as he called it, a “roller-coaster ride through hell.”

“On October 7, 2015, the first economic super cycle since 1929 will trigger a global financial crisis of epic proportions.” He said.

“It will bring Europe, Japan and the United States to their knees, sending nearly one billion human beings on a roller-coaster ride through hell for the next five years. A ride like no generation has ever seen.”

RT is another Russian news outlet that I find to be superior to U.S. news organizations in a lot of ways. In one recent article, RT was even willing to discuss the coming end of the Biblical Shemitah year in September…

Indeed, the hysteria over next month has reached such a fever pitch that even seasoned experts are cracking open their dusty Bible for signposts.

The seventh year of the Biblical agricultural cycle – as set down in the Torah – just happens to fall on September 15, 2015. This is a real millennial event, with a so-called tetrad of blood moons (four consecutive lunar eclipses) all falling on Judaic religious days. For those who track such astrological occurrences, a number of major events have occurred at the end of the “7-year business cycle,” as it is now commonly known.

In 2008, for example, the world suffered its worst financial crisis in decades, while in September 2001 the United States experienced the worst-ever terror attack on its territory, as well as a massive sell-off on Wall Street when markets reopened on Sept. 17.

Whatever the case may be, Americans – increasingly wary of the weak underbelly of their economy – are gearing up for fireworks in September. But even if nothing happens, all that prepping and stockpiling – much like in the run-up to the over-hyped Y2K non-event – will certainly boost economic performance across the board.

And if you can believe it, even Pravda has talked about what is coming up this September.

When I was growing up, Pravda was regarded to be the official voice of the evil empire. Whatever Pravda reported back in those days was generally thought to be pro-Soviet propaganda. And that was generally true at that time. But today, Pravda has a lot more freedom to discuss the issues that really matter than a lot of U.S. news outlets do. For instance, earlier this year Pravda also discussed the potential for a financial apocalypse in September…

Again, 2001 brought social conflict, financial calamity and it was the pivot point that triggered a cascade of negative events that would go on for years, including the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Another 7- year period would elapse and bring us to Sept. 29, 2008. On this infamous day stocks skidded, with the Dow slumping nearly 777 points, the biggest single-day point loss ever. Approximately $1.2 trillion in market value vanished in a twinkling.

Again, seven years to the month exactly from the 2001 crash. But apparently no one noticed this pattern because the financial presstitute corps never mentioned it.

Why won’t the mainstream media in the United States talk about these things?

Is it because they are too busy talking about issues that are even more important?

Of course not. Just consider some of the top headlines from the front pages of major U.S. news outlets on Monday…

-“Exclusive: Jon Stewart to host WWE Summer Slam”

-“Sharon Stone’s nude photos stoke controversy”

-“Florence Henderson to join final ‘Dancing with the Stars’ cruise”

-“McMansions are back — and they’re bigger than ever”

That is some top notch journalism right there. With such cutting edge topics to deal with, no wonder the U.S. media has no time to talk about the earth shattering events that are coming up next month.

So what do you think about the current state of the mainstream media in the United States?

This Is What Happens In September 2015 That Will Change Your Life Forever! 'UN 2030 Agenda' - New World Order Goes Live.

 

August 15, 2015

 

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By Susan Duclos - All News PipeLine

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Many of us have seen the headlines referring to September 2015, with everything from dreams and visions of the apocalypse, to an asteroid hit to total financial collapse, but predictions that specify dates, when circumstances are not within the human realm of control, rarely play out as predicted, which is why date setting is a non-starter all around.

With that said, there are very real events happening in September 2015, from the pope speaking to the US Congress for the first time, to the fourth blood moon slated for September 28, the Shemitah cycle and the scheduled ending of the controversial military exercise dubbed Jade Helm 15, just to name a few.

With all the hype surrounding the September 2015 date, there is one specific item that seems to have fallen through the cracks and it is a scheduled event that has the potential to change all of our lives, forever.

From September 25 through September 27, 2015, at a major conference in New York, The UN is launching "The 2030 Agenda," hailed as the "new universal agenda" for humanity.

The United Nations is now in the process of defining Sustainable Development Goals as part a new sustainable development agenda that must finish the job and leave no one behind. This agenda, to be  launched at the Sustainable Development Summit in September 2015, is currently being discussed at the UN General Assembly, where Member States and civil society are making contributions to the agenda.  

Via the UN website under the "sustainable development" heading, we see the following "2015 is the year when countries will shape and adopt a new development agenda that will build on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)."

Via the Sustainable Development PDF we see the title of the documented listed as "Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development." They have 17 Sustainable Development Goals and 169 targets, all of which sounds good on paper but Michael Snyder of End Of The American Dream succinctly gets to the heart of the matter when he states the following:

Many of those sound very good.

After all, who wouldn’t want to “end poverty” or “halt biodiversity loss”?

But as you read through that list, ask yourself what forms of human activity would be excluded from it.
Personally, I have a hard time coming up with much of anything.

As I discussed earlier this week, the globalists want to use “sustainable development” as an excuse to micromanage the lives of every man, woman and child on the entire globe.

We are told that individual liberty and freedom are “dangerous” because when everyone just runs around doing whatever they want it is “bad for the planet”.

For example, one of the goals of the sustainable development crowd is to push the human population into giant “megacities” and to allow nature to recapture much of what has already been settled by humanity.

Welcome to the New World Order, that phrase that the MSM still considers a "conspiracy theory" despite dozens of high profile world leaders and politicians openly talking about it. 

See some of those leaders talk about the UN's New World Order below:



The New World Order is not a conspiracy theory, it is very real, an agenda that has been acknowledged openly for decades, yet still people wave it away as if it is a "fringe" belief, yet if you listen to the statements made above, we see this is an agenda that is hitting the final stages as they prepare to unveil "The 2030 Agenda," meant to control the world and implement their "One World Government."

KJ from TheScariestMovieEver YouTube channel delves into The 2030 Agenda in the video below, breaking it down and showing how this NWO acceleration will change all of our lives, forever.




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Something Catastrophic Is Coming: Should We Tune Out? EDT 7/30/2015 LARRY TOMCZAK

"Never before have so many signs of the times manifested simultaneously. Watching the evening news is like witnessing the prophesies of Scripture unfold before our eyes." (Reuters)

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"I fear the day when technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots." —Albert Einstein

In my study I have a giant poster of one of my heroes, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. One of his famous quotes is the following: "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."

Today, I believe many people are being silenced having reached a breaking point. Because of distraction with electronic gadgets, a reluctance to stay engaged on unpopular issues, plus experiencing what seems like an avalanche of negative developments in our culture, many people are disconnecting or distancing themselves from news. They're feeling disillusioned, discouraged and depressed. I personally battle these very things.

At times what's happening in our nation seems overwhelming. Imagine if you're ready to enroll at college in California and cultural confusion has brought us to the point where a student now checks a box answering the question, "What are you? 1. Male 2. Female 3. Transmale 4. Transwoman 5. Gender queer 6. Different identity." Unbelievable!

The meteoric rise of Donald Trump as a presidential candidate is no coincidence. Scores of people are simply fed up with politicians and their promises that don't translate into policy and effective change. Being told to lower our expectations and accept the new normal in a declining America whose "best days are behind us" infuriates multitudes. Bizarre developments in the news that do not meet with principled opposition at the top have created a void and "the Donald" has stepped up to the plate to say what multitudes think even though he does it in ways that make many uncomfortable.

If you only knew the nights when even my wife, who is my greatest supporter in ministry for almost 40 years, communicates that she has reached her limit with "breaking news" or asks me to please turn down the volume on a program because of annoying shouting and drama. I know it's time to plug in another episode of The Fugitive (we've got the 120 episode set!) or sit out on the deck and relax with some popcorn.

A few days ago I was in the Washington, D.C., area and had a lively conversation with a longtime friend. He related to me that his wife playfully accused him of being a "news junkie" and suggested he turn off the news! Sound familiar?

While the biblical principle of balance and moderation is always in order, are there not seasons where desperate times require desperate measures? Just as birth pangs increase in intensity and frequency until delivery, are there not unique times in history when more is required of us because the pace is quickening and it's imperative as "watchmen on the wall" to remain vigilant? Could we be in just such a time?

There are two things in life over which we have no choice. First, the parents we've been given. Second, the generation in which we are born. My appeal is to stay informed in this generation following the counsel: "If you'd do the best with your life, find out what God is doing in your generation and fling yourself into it!"

Suppose you were born in the late 1930s. Reports are drifting your way about rumblings concerning Japan and its saber-rattling toward America. In Germany there is a firebrand on the horizon stirring the people to reclaim Germany's glory. Rumors are circulating about a possible invasion of Poland. Winston Churchill is upbraiding his Prime Minister for declaring "peace in our time" after an ill-advised "deal" with Adolf Hitler. Economic storm warnings are increasing and rumors persist about possible rationing if war was to break out. A fascist dictator is coming to prominence in Italy named Benito Mussolini. Catch the drift of where I'm headed?

I am persuaded that we live in a similar period of history. A perfect storm is developing and this is not some surreal conspiracy theory. It is no exaggeration to say America is at a crossroads ... in a meltdown ... at a tipping point ... experiencing unprecedented changes ... observing our president act like a one-man wrecking crew to bring about his "fundamental transformation of America."

"Close Gitmo." More illegal immigrants. Trust Iran—deny nuclear threat. Abandon Israel. New LGBTQ initiatives. Export unrighteous ideology even to nations opposing it. "God bless Planned Parenthood." "Penitentiary inmates—just young people who made mistakes" [Let 'em vote?]. Tweet affirmation to transgender Jenner. Islamic terrorist activity—"Isolated extremist" ... "workplace violence" ... "random violence." ISIS? "J.V. team." "Islam is a religion of peace." No federal money unless abortion referrals. "Try it—I'll veto it!" More executive orders. Stoking fires of discontent and racial tensions. A debt of $19 trillion—keep spending. Top brass say keep soldiers in Iraq for stability—remove them! Romney and army generals said Russia is our greatest threat—"Nah, it's global warming." Same-sex marriage! Light up the White House! "I can't run again but if I could, I'd win!"

Considering the above, it is not a time to check out of the game but reconsecrate ourselves to prayer and be ready for whatever will unfold in the months ahead. I sense dramatic change coming, judgments and severe economic upheaval. Did you observe the people in Greece in panic because they could not withdraw their money from the banks or ATMs? Returning from Washington, D.C., where I lived for 24 years, you can pick up the whiff of something immanent in the air.

Prophetic leader Gary Kah warn us: "Never before have so many signs of the times manifested simultaneously. Watching the evening news is like witnessing the prophecies of Scripture unfold before our eyes,

An emerging caliphate in the Middle East

An energized Russia—thought to be dead

The global economy teetering on the brink because of insurmountable debt ... ."

"The end of all things is near. Therefore be solemn and sober so you can pray. Above all things, have unfailing love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins" (1 Pet. 4:7-8).

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The Ability to Prevent a Crash No

Longer Exists -Bill Holter

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By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com    (Early Sunday Release)

Financial writer and gold expert Bill Holter says the powers know that it physically can’t put off a financial crash much longer. Holter contends, “The system has gotten too big. The system has gotten bigger than the creators of the system, if you will. It is bigger than the sovereign governments collectively. It’s bigger than the central banks collectively. There’s too much debt. Too many sovereign governments have bumped up against debt saturation. In the U.S., we are over 100% debt to GDP. We are way over 100% debt to GDP if you include all debt. If you include all the off-book guarantees, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and all the other promises, we have blown up as far as debt to GDP ratios. So, the ability to prevent a crash no longer exists.” 

For the people who think central banks can print money to infinity, Holter advises, “People have the belief in central banks because, to this point, it has worked. So, they extrapolate that it will always work. What they are not factoring in is many sovereign governments have reached debt saturation. In other words, many governments have gotten to the point of Greece or Puerto Rico. It can’t take more debt. The problem in Europe is the individual countries can’t print money. The U.S. can print money. The question is will foreigners accept what we print forever? The answer is no.”

Holter says the Fed will print more money. It will be forced to and it will not work the same as other money printing. Holter explains, “The next one, in my opinion, is going to be ‘QE Forced.’ It’s going to be forced on the Fed.”

The recent announcement the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will put off allowing the Chinese yuan to become part of the Special Drawing Rights (SDR) basket of currencies is a bad omen for the U.S. dollar. Holter thinks, “China being pushed off by the IMF until at least 2016 is a slap in China’s face. They publicly and officially requested to become part of the SDR. . . . The IMF, steered by the U.S., basically slapped them in the face. You’ve got to look at this as a financial war. This is a shot by the U.S. saying, no, we are not letting you in the club. It is inevitable that the Chinese currency will become part of the SDR or a reserve currency or ‘the’ reserve currency. It’s inevitable. The U.S. is trying to buy an extra year’s time, and it can’t.”

What can China do to retaliate? Holter says, “I think they have two potential moves. . . . The right time may be in a month or two during weakness in our markets. Remember, this was done by the IMF during very serious weakness in their markets. We kind of punched them on the way down. They have two real answers. They can tell the truth about how much gold they have. They can come out and say they have 10,000 tons or 15,000 or 20,000 tons or whatever it happens to be. The second is China has an awful lot of Treasuries. This is where I think they can force the Fed into monetizing their debt. They would be creating their own exit door. . . . Then, the Fed would have a big choice. Would the Fed buy them? There is your QE forced. Or, do they just let the interest rates go up and the bond market tank? It’s either option A or option B.”

Holter says, in the last year, there have been many big warnings from the Bank of International Settlements and the IMF about a coming financial calamity. Holter says, “I think they are trying to get out in front of this. I think they are telling the truth–the world is defenseless. The central banks, the sovereign Treasuries have fired all their bullets already, and they realize when this next crash comes, there’s nothing that can be done.”

Join Greg Hunter as he goes One-on-One with Bill Holter of JSMineset.com.

(There is much more in the video interview.)

After the Interview:   

Bill Holter is a prolific writer, and you can find his work nearly every day of the work week on JSMineset.com.     Also, here is a complete list of warnings from the BIS and IMF from LoneStarWhiteHouseblogspot.com.

(10/8/15 Comments by Steve, author of this website):- There is a very interesting POLL on BILL'S website, which I also voted on, stating that 60% of people consider that the FINANCIAL CRASH will happen during 2015, which would probably mean in late September, or October as that is the normal time for financial adjustments.

Unfortunately, the next financial "adjustment" will probably be the last, before THEY usher is CHAOS and the NEW WORLD ORDER.

I sincerely pray, and hope that we yet have more time, before the "mud hits the fan", but we know that the "RISING of the ANTI-CHRIST and the LAST 7 YEARS" of man's history, is clearly WRITTEN in the bible, in the book of Daniel 9.27.

THEY the ELITE,  will eventually orchestrate the RISE of THEIR man LUCIFER, the only question is ARE THEY READY YET TO REVEAL HIM?

"OUT OF CHAOS WE BRING ORDER" is one of their Satanic Slogans.

I personally originally thought that it might have happened in 2012, and I am glad that it didn't.

Please don't be fooled by the seemingly INDESTRUCTIBLE, ALL-POWERFUL FINANCIAL SYSTEM, which seems to  always keep going NO MATTER WHAT!  It is yet another DELUSION!

It might be good for people to be prepared with SURVIVAL FOOD ,just in case, as so many are already warning!

As the article above clearly shows, the FINANCIAL SYSTEM is really on its last legs, before oblivion, in order to get rid of cash, and bring in the long-ago predicted UNIVERSAL CREDIT SYSTEM; and the coming MARK of the BEAST technology implants to every human born on this planet, in the not too distant future, which many say will come into existence in 2017.

Scientist and Stem Cell Expert

Says Don't Be So Quick to

Believe Vaccines Are Safe

27/7/15

Dr. Theresa Deisher believes those made from fetal stem cell lines may pose a serious risk.

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Dr. Theresa Deisher is no stranger to science, research, and ethics. She holds a PhD in Molecular and Cellular Physiology from Stanford University and has spent over 20 years in commercial biotechnology before founding Sound Choice Pharmaceutical Institute (SCPI), which promotes consumer awareness about the widespread use of electively aborted fetal material in drug discovery, development, and commercialization.

Dr. Deisher is an inventor with 23 issued U.S. patents. She was the first person to discover adult cardiac derived stem cells, and has been a champion of adult stem cell research for two decades. She is also founder of AVM Biotechnology, which is dedicated to the discovery, development, and commercialization of safe, effective, and ethical stem cell technologies for regenerative medicine, oncology, and fully human biologics. 

Deisher spoke to Aleteia’s Zoe Romanowsky about why parents and the general public should not be quick to support government mandated vaccines or believe that all vaccines are safe.


Dr. Deisher, your background is in molecular and cellular physiology and the biotech industry. How did you come to be interested in vaccine science and safety?

We took on the task to develop alternative vaccines from a moral and philosophical perspective. In reading about vaccines one cannot miss the vaccine autism controversy. What was striking is that several scientific articles whose purpose was to refute any link, actually demonstrated a very strong association. That association was between autism rates and the use of fetal manufactured vaccines. Therefore, we undertook a survey of as many countries as possible where autism and vaccine information was accessible and accurate. Across decades and across continents there is an association between the use of fetal manufactured vaccines and autism.

Government mandated vaccination programs are a very divisive issue right now. As a scientist and mother, you are not anti-vaccine, but you believe there are serious problems with vaccines that need to be addressed. Could you explain your position?

The FDA has debated the safety of using human fetal cell lines for vaccine manufacture for over 50 years, yet actual safety studies have never been done. There has never been an epidemiological study that has considered the relative risk of autism diagnosis based on receipt of fetal manufactured vaccines, which includes MMR II, Varivax, Vaqta, Havrix and Pentacel. 

People who question the U.S. vaccination schedule, which is very aggressive, and the very real dangers of adjuvants in vaccines, and the long term impact of a heavy vaccination schedule on natural immunity, have rational and sound scientific concerns. It is sad and perplexing that civil, complete, and rational discussions of these concerns are obstructed by pharma, by the media, and unfortunately often by our elected officials, pediatricians, and family physicians.

There is still concern out there that vaccines may cause or trigger autism and other developmental problems. A lot of experts say there is no evidence that vaccines cause autism, but many parents aren’t convinced. A graph on the Sound Choice website shows that the three largest spikes in autism coincide with the introduction of vaccines produced with aborted fetal cells. Is this the piece we’re missing here—that it’s not vaccines per se, but what's in certain vaccines? And why is this not showing up in the studies that the government agencies and pharmaceutical companies say we should believe?

Yes, this is the piece that we are missing. It is not the MMR, but the fetal contaminants in the MMR. This is not showing up in studies because there are several fetal manufactured vaccines. Studies have looked only at MMR, but never all fetal manufactured vaccines. Children are rarely completely unvaccinated, and in the overwhelming majority of cases when parents reject vaccines, they only reject one or two—typically MMR and DTaP, because of the public perception of a link to autism. However, a child who did not receive MMR likely did receive Varivax (chickenpox) and/or Vaqta or Havrix (hepatitis A). Therefore, studies must be conducted to consider the question of the relative risk of autism if a child received any, a combination, or all of the fetal manufactured vaccines. This has never been done. 

In fact, no study has ever looked at the relationship between fetal vaccines and autism. If you have five smelly garbage bags and you take one outside yet the smell remains would you conclude that one garbage bag had no relationship to the smell?  Of course not. They have looked at MMR II, but most of those children got the chickenpox vaccine and hep A—both fetal vaccines. No study has ever looked at children who get no fetal vaccines. Yet the data exists. Mennonites vaccinate, but will not use the fetal vaccines and their children have zero autism. 

Aside from the morality of using aborted fetal cell lines in the first place why are these vaccines problematic?

The vaccines are contaminated with toxic residuals from the fetal cell lines that are known to be able to trigger autoimmunity and insertional mutagenesis, which is when foreign DNA inserts itself into a recipient’s genome. It is by nature a mutation which can cause disease if it inserts in the wrong place. Perhaps 85% of the genome is susceptible to disease if an insertion occurs. 

I read that you are also concerned that vaccines using aborted fetal cell lines may be linked to childhood cancers and other diseases that may not show up for years. Can you explain?

Insertional mutagenesis occurs most readily in stem cells. Lymphomas and leukemias include certain subtypes that involve mutations in stem or progenitor cells. If insertional mutagenesis occurs in a stem cell, that stem cell will remain dormant in the germinal center in the case of BL, FL and DCLBL until it is triggered to grow and mature by the presentation of an antigen (bacteria or virus, etc.). The maturation includes a process called hypermutation and class switching. Mistargeted hypermutation is known to be a likely mechanism in B cell lymphomas. If a B cell precursor or stem cell has been the recipient of insertional mutagenesis, this insertion could interfere with normal class switching and lead to chromosomal translocations and other abnormalities, causing cancer. Insertional mutagenesis puts the cell as subsequent risk for additional mutations and disease.
 

Not Just Acceptance, But Coercion—Christians Now Being Told to Embrace Gay “Marriage” or Else

23/6/15

Via answersingenesis.com

In the name of tolerance, a growing number of Americans—including many professing Christians—have accepted gay “marriage” and abortion as we watch the nation move further from its biblically rooted morality. In a recent twist of intolerance (the irony and hypocrisy notwithstanding), many secular activists are not merely content with legalizing unions between same-sex couples but now want to force Bible-believing Christians to accept such unions and reject their consciences. Threatening punitive consequences, some anti-Christians are demanding that believers not only acknowledge gay “marriages” as legitimate, but even to embrace and celebrate them. In other words, these secularists want their views forced upon everyone else, to the exclusion of the US Constitution’s guarantee of freedom of religious exercise.

In recent decades, secular humanists have been on the rise as they proclaim their religious worldview, and many have engaged in anti-Christian persecution. More recently, they have put coercive pressures on churches and ministries, despite the US Constitution’s guarantee of the free exercise of religion, and have done the following:


 

  • forced pastors to officiate at gay weddings;
  • coerced Christian colleges to accept homosexual behavior or lose government aid (here and here);
  • told ministries to open their hiring to non-adherents to their faith, including practicing LGBT people;
  • have effectively forced religious and pro-life groups based in Washington, DC, to hire people who are pro-abortion and provide them the insurance coverage that includes abortions; see the new DC law here.

These recent examples of anti-Christian persecution demonstrate that it is not at all alarmist when Christians point out the efforts of secularist groups and governmental authorities to wage an outright war against Christianity and Christians being allowed to live out their faith. Because the leading opposition to gay “marriage” comes from Christians (based on their belief regarding the biblical definition of marriage), the secularist attack includes undermining the religious liberty of believers to promote a religion of secular humanism.

In a nation that guarantees freedom of religion in the very first amendment to the Constitution, why is it that today only a Christian seems to be the American who is singled out to lose the right of free expression?

A nation that was based largely on biblical values has turned anti-biblical, with the trend accelerating in recent years. Ironically, sympathy for gay “marriage” and abortion has even infected the church. One Christian observer has noted that, “the last six years has been a disaster for the evangelicals in this country. Religious freedom has never been under more scrutiny, nor has it ever been more acceptable to personally attack Christians and their livelihoods for their beliefs. There is no longer any institutional refuge for the religious.”

She added, “It is not at all surprising, then, that significant numbers of Christians have learned to adapt as a result. Nowhere is this more apparent than the same-sex marriage debate. Christians cannot ignore the stable numbers in polls showing support for gay marriage among young evangelicals. According to Time magazine, young evangelicals’ support for gay marriage has gone from 20 percent in 2003 to 43 percent in 2014.”3 In fact, Answers in Genesis found in a study conducted by America’s Research Group of the 20s generation in the church (with an error margin of 3.8%) that 41% approved of gay “marriage” and 12% said they didn’t know.

Many Christians have been changing their views on abortion and homosexual behavior regardless of what the Bible teaches. In wanting either to avoid the label of being intolerant or in some cases desiring to steer clear of governmental persecution, Christians are acquiescing. We believe that much of the giving in is because so many in the church have compromised God’s Word beginning in Genesis, and so now generations in our churches really don’t look to the Bible as the absolute authority of the Word of God.

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In the name of tolerance, a growing number of Americans—including many professing Christians—have accepted gay “marriage” and abortion as we watch the nation move further from its biblically rooted morality. In a recent twist of intolerance (the irony and hypocrisy notwithstanding), many secular activists are not merely content with legalizing unions between same-sex couples but now want to force Bible-believing Christians to accept such unions and reject their consciences. Threatening punitive consequences, some anti-Christians are demanding that believers not only acknowledge gay "marriages" as legitimate, but even to embrace and celebrate them. In other words, these secularists want their views forced upon everyone else, to the exclusion of the US Constitution’s guarantee of freedom of religious exercise.

In recent decades, secular humanists have been on the rise as they proclaim their religious worldview, and many have engaged in anti-Christian persecution. More recently, they have put coercive pressures on churches and ministries, despite the US Constitution's guarantee of the free exercise of religion, and have done the following:

  • attempted to force pastors to officiate at gay weddings;1
  • coerced Christian colleges to accept homosexual behavior or lose government aid (here and here);
  • told ministries to open their hiring to non-adherents to their faith, including practicing LGBT people;
  • have effectively forced religious and pro-life groups based in Washington, DC, to hire people who are pro-abortion and provide them the insurance coverage that includes abortions; see the new DC law here.

These recent examples of anti-Christian persecution demonstrate that it is not at all alarmist when Christians point out the efforts of secularist groups and governmental authorities to wage an outright war against Christianity and Christians being allowed to live out their faith. Because the leading opposition to gay “marriage” comes from Christians (based on their belief regarding the biblical definition of marriage), the secularist attack includes undermining the religious liberty of believers to promote a religion of secular humanism.

Generations of students have been indoctrinated to believe that the Bible cannot be trusted in its history or the doctrines based in that history.

We could argue that the gay “marriage” legislation sweeping some Western nations is actually a vote against Christianity, the result of generations who have been brainwashed into evolutionary humanism in governmental education systems. These generations of students have been indoctrinated to believe that the Bible cannot be trusted in its history or the doctrines based in that history.

Secularists have brought us to a momentous time in America’s history, including this month as the US Supreme Court rules on gay “marriage,” with the very real possibility of the nation’s societal fabric being torn. It’s now realistic to think that the growing anti-Christian sentiment may lead the Internal Revenue Service to revoke the tax-exempt status of Christian colleges and religious institutions, including churches and parachurch groups if they don’t accept gay “marriage.” The Supreme Court’s decision may well prove to be the tipping point in the culture wars. Furthermore, if gay “marriage” is made legal across America, the secularists will be further emboldened to undermine Christian liberty with greater fervor in other areas. In essence, it really is a war on Christianity—and on God’s Word.

How often did we hear from secularists that gay "marriage" would not impact anyone other than the couples who sought such a union? They assured Christians not to be concerned about the conduct of consenting adults and essentially to mind their own business. Despite these assurances from gay activists and their sympathizers that they merely sought acceptance in society, many pro-gay advocates now want to force Christians to embrace homosexual behavior. Some groups have come after Answers in Genesis over its hiring practices (and other Bible-affirming ministries) with actions similar to those displayed by the intolerant secularists cited in the examples above. Such “compelled speech” would clearly violate the Christians’ right to free expression under the First Amendment. For example, forcing a baker to make a cake for a gay wedding with words supportive of the “marriage” on top of the cake is not honoring the free speech of the baker. Such coercion tramples it. The judiciary has already compelled cake makers to put down words that would violate the baker’s religious free speech—essentially being forced to proclaim something the baker does not accept.

Why is it that today only a Christian seems to be the American who is singled out to lose the right of free expression?

In a nation that guarantees freedom of religion in the very first amendment to the Constitution, why is it that today only a Christian seems to be the American who is singled out to lose the right of free expression?

A shot across the bow of AiG—as it boldly stands for biblical truths—has come from the state of Kentucky. Bowing to the pressure of anti-Christian secularist groups that have actively opposed AiG in the culture, the state was intimidated last year to withdraw a tax incentive for our Ark Encounter project that had already received pre-approval (see www.answersforfreedom.org). In order to receive the tax incentive, the state is now demanding that our future Christian facility open its hiring to everyone (which then would include applicants who agressively oppose the Christian message of the Ark project), and that the gospel message not be presented at the theme park. Christians increasingly are being treated as second-class citizens in this nation. Essentially it comes down to the fact that regardless of what the Constitution clearly states about freedom of religious expression, those who don’t have a Christian worldview will reinterpret the Constitution to make it fit with their own secular worldview. The Ark issue is a battle of worldviews.

The Christian Worldview in the Culture Wars

As the battle over real marriage (based on the teaching of the One who invented marriage in the first place—the Creator God to whom we are all accountable) ratchets up this month when the US Supreme Court makes its ruling on the legality of same-sex “marriage,” what is the best approach for Christians to take about this growing controversy? And how should believers view the US Constitution’s guarantee of the “free exercise of religion”? (Conversely, for the secularists who often loudly proclaim tolerance in the culture, will they in the future tolerate pastors who refuse to perform gay “marriages”?) Here are a few thoughts:

If one has God’s Word as the starting point in life, marriage is one man for one woman. Of course, non-Christians, without the absolute standard that Christians have with their Bible, may decide not to accept man-woman marriage alone. We understand that. In fact, if Genesis is myth and its institution of marriage is not true, people will have no standard by which to judge homosexual “marriage” and behavior. Why not do whatever you want then? Why shouldn’t two men be married to one woman?

Christians can take the emotionalism out of the gay “marriage” debate as they share the worldview battle behind such issues as they discuss the nature of marriage.

Our challenge to people with such thinking is this: why do you believe what you do, and where do you believe you came from? Furthermore, what do you think is wrong with biblical marriage? Such a discussion will reveal that Bible-believing Christians and secularists have different starting points in their thinking. You see, ultimately gay “marriage” is a worldview matter because it’s a foundational issue. Recognizing that it’s a starting-points matter, Christians can take the emotionalism out of the gay “marriage” debate as they share the worldview battle behind such issues as they discuss the nature of marriage.

Christians who believe marriage is only between a man and woman need to understand that if people don’t have the starting point of the true history in Genesis, then it’s possible they will have a different view of “marriage.” Now, those who don’t start with the Bible and the book of Genesis as true are often the ones who become intolerant of Christians who disagree. Sadly, the government is fostering this intolerance.

Government infringement on religious freedom continues as well in the pro-life, anti-abortion movement. In Washington, DC, the District of Columbia Council recently passed legislation called the Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Amendment Act (RHNDA). Congress has authority to disapprove legislation passed by the DC Council (since it is a federal district), but only the House of Representatives has passed a resolution disapproving the legislation, and the Senate did not, so it is now law in the District. Reportedly, this law could now effectively force religious—even pro-life—organizations in Washington to 1. hire someone who agrees with abortion and 2. provide mandatory insurance coverage for their employees to get an abortion. This legislation is a direct attack on the freedom of religion and conscience of pro-life people.2

A nation that was based largely on biblical values has turned anti-biblical, with the trend accelerating in recent years. Ironically, sympathy for gay “marriage” and abortion has even infected the church. One Christian observer has noted that, “the last six years has been a disaster for the evangelicals in this country. Religious freedom has never been under more scrutiny, nor has it ever been more acceptable to personally attack Christians and their livelihoods for their beliefs. There is no longer any institutional refuge for the religious.”

She added, “It is not at all surprising, then, that significant numbers of Christians have learned to adapt as a result. Nowhere is this more apparent than the same-sex marriage debate. Christians cannot ignore the stable numbers in polls showing support for gay marriage among young evangelicals. According to Time magazine, young evangelicals’ support for gay marriage has gone from 20 percent in 2003 to 43 percent in 2014.”3 In fact, Answers in Genesis found in a study conducted by America’s Research Group of the 20s generation in the church (with an error margin of 3.8%) that 41% approved of gay “marriage” and 12% said they didn’t know.

Many Christians have been changing their views on abortion and homosexual behavior regardless of what the Bible teaches. In wanting either to avoid the label of being intolerant or in some cases desiring to steer clear of governmental persecution, Christians are acquiescing. We believe that much of the giving in is because so many in the church have compromised God’s Word beginning in Genesis, and so now generations in our churches really don’t look to the Bible as the absolute authority of the Word of God.

An increasing segment of the church continues to reject God’s clear teaching in Genesis about the sanctity of marriage.

As an increasing segment of the church continues to reject God’s clear teaching in Genesis about the sanctity of marriage, it will reject other inconvenient parts of the Bible, like abortion. Christians will reinterpret what God’s Word says in Genesis and reexamine when life begins and what murder is. But the value of life is grounded in our being created in God’s image (Genesis 1:26–27), not in cultural consensus.

Unless the church repents and renews its commitment to God’s Word and its authority in all areas of life, we will only continue to see Christians accept sinful man’s ideas and accommodate God’s Word to fit those beliefs. For the sake of wanting to be perceived as loving and accepting, Christians have become increasingly reluctant to take a stand for biblical truths and to declare that anti-biblical actions are wrong, and will just float along with the cultural tide. We need a new reformation in our churches: A return to the Bible as the infallible, inerrant Word of God from the first verse.

The Supreme Court This Month and Gay “Marriage”

We pray the US Supreme Court upholds the Constitution this month and rules that gay “marriage” should not be forced on society, including upon the Christian church and to the undermining of its free exercise of religion. We trust the Supreme Court upholds not only freedom of religion, but also its free exercise.

Of course, it’s not the Supreme Court that has ultimate jurisdiction over what is true marriage. As we write in our next printed newsletter, the real Supreme Court is accountable to the Supreme Authority to whom each of us is accountable and who is the final authority on what constitutes a marriage. He has already ruled:

Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning “made them male and female,” and said, “For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh”? (Matthew 19:4–6)

Yes, we recognize that many in society, including in the church, will not be obedient to God’s Word concerning marriage and will reject the natural order of things as God created (Romans 1:26). Nevertheless, we trust the courts will cease their discrimination against Christians who base their worldview on the words of the ultimate Supreme Judge and will allow the free exercise of religion.

Sadly, with the increasing emphasis on entertainment in church life today, there has been a corresponding dearth of solid Bible teaching and thus a lack of spiritual maturity seen among Christians. Such congregations essentially function as a group of biblical illiterates and are more susceptible to being swept up in anti-biblical thinking of the day, such as supporting gay “marriage.” An ignorance of what the Bible teaches about homosexual behavior combined with a mindset that Christians must be “loving” has led to many churches accepting gay “marriage.” It is but one more example of how Bible-ignoring churches are conforming to the world rather than being transformed by the truths of the Bible (Romans 12:1–2).

As more churches turn their backs on God’s Word, should we be shocked when a Christian and famous country singer—known for thanking the Lord when she wins music awards—declares she is in support of gay “marriage”? This Christian singer has also stated, “I definitely think we should all have the right to love, and love publicly, the people that we want to love.”4 But true love involves bowing humbly before our Creator and submitting to His Holy Word and calling those who rebel against His will to repent and turn to Christ for forgiveness!

An increasing number of Christians are reluctant to call a sin, sin and will not proclaim the full counsel of God when it comes to the behavior of Christ followers and unbelievers alike.5 In the face of future governmental pressure to accept gay “marriage” or face the judicial consequences, the seeker-sensitive types in our churches will probably be willing to surrender biblical truth. If such persecution is to come, faithful Christians should begin praying now for the boldness, courage, and privilege to stand in the face of punishment for obeying God rather than men (Acts 4:1–31, 5:17–42; Philippians 1:27–29; 2 Timothy 3:12). We must proclaim the message of the gospel of Jesus Christ regardless of the consequences we might face or the freedoms we might lose.

What about the objection from some sincere Christians who argue that churches and ministries are already too entangled with the government? For example, they might declare that ministries like AiG should not have a non-profit status granted by the government and that they also should not be seeking incentives from the government that might come with strings attached. But if a church or religious organization is lawfully entitled to a benefit from the government, then why should they not avail themselves of that lawful benefit? Yes, the government might come back later and attempt to add restrictions if the benefit is to continue, but that does not mean that Christians should shrink away when that benefit, granted by the law (including a non-profit status), is challenged by the government.

As citizens, we can challenge the government in the courts when officials attempt to block those lawful benefits. With our battle against the state of Kentucky over a tourism incentive offered to all who qualify, should we just keel over because the state now wants to add employment and messaging restrictions on our Christian ministry? Or should we demand that the state follow its own laws? Furthermore, if we don't stand up, then the state will become even more emboldened to restrict the freedoms of other Christians. We need to take a stand now for religious freedom before things get worse in our increasingly secularized culture.

We encourage you to be bold in standing for God’s Word in a culture that is moving further and further away from biblical truth. God’s Word—not man’s ideas—needs to be our authority in all areas, regardless of the persecution that might come our way.

As words of that great hymn proclaim,

Who is on the Lord’s side? Who will serve the King?
Who will be His helpers, other lives to bring?
Who will leave the world’s side? Who will face the foe?
Who is on the Lord’s side? Who for Him will go?
By Thy call of mercy, by Thy grace divine,
We are on the Lord’s side—Savior, we are Thine!

Fierce may be the conflict, strong may be the foe,
But the King’s own army none can overthrow;
’Round His standard ranging, vict’ry is secure,
For His truth unchanging makes the triumph sure.
Joyfully enlisting, by Thy grace divine,
We are on the Lord’s side—Savior, we are Thine!

Chosen to be soldiers, in an alien land,
Chosen, called, and faithful, for our Captain’s band;
In the service royal, let us not grow cold,
Let us be right loyal, noble, true and bold.
Master, wilt Thou keep us, by Thy grace divine,
Always on the Lord’s side—Savior, always Thine!6

Footnotes

  1. Some people claim this controversy in the Idaho city of Couer d'Alene is over and that the wedding chapel in question will not have to perform gay "marriages." However, city officials who had threatened the chapel’s operators with prosecution and fines if they did not perform such ceremonies, and then claimed to have reversed their position, have not followed through. The city has not amended the city ordinance (and in fact, has refused to) to ensure that owners of chapels who hold religious beliefs about marriage do not have to participate in same-sex ceremonies. At last report, the issue is not over. Also, read about one floral business that incurred the wrath of a judge over gay "marriage" in Barronelle Stutzman, “I’m a Florist, But I Refused to Do Flowers for My Gay Friend’s Wedding,” Washington Post, May 12, 2015, http://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2015/05/12/im-a-florist-but-i-refused-to-do-flowers-for-my-gay-friends-wedding/?tid=HP_opinion. See all footnotes
  2. We are still waiting to see if there will be challenges to the law in the federal district court in DC, or if the House will block implementation of the law by restricting its funding.See all footnotes
  3. A.D.P. Efferson, “Christians Could Acquiesce on Abortion Like They Are on Gay Marriage,” The Federalist, May 4, 2015, http://thefederalist.com/2015/05/04/christians-could-acquiesce-on-abortion-like-they-are-on-gay-marriage/.See all footnotes
  4. Immensely popular country singer and professing Christian Carrie Underwood added, “I don’t know what it’s like to be told I can’t marry somebody I love and want to marry.” From Christie D’Zurilla, “Carrie Underwood’s Gay Marriage Stance Gets a Conservative Nod,” Los Angeles Times, June 11, 2012, http://articles.latimes.com/2012/jun/11/entertainment/la-et-mg-carrie-underwood-gay-marriage.See all footnotes
  5. Christians who may argue that the prohibitions against homosexual behavior are not a major teaching in the Bible must somehow brush aside several passages from both Old and New Testaments: marriage is ordained to be a male-female relationship (Genesis 1–2); "the cities of the plain" were destroyed by God because of the sin of homosexual behavior and other reasons (Genesis 19); the teachings recorded by Moses against same-sex activity (Leviticus 19–20); Christ Himself confirmed the meaning of marriage (Mark 10 and Matthew 19); and the Apostle Paul condemned such behavior (Romans 1; 1 Corinthians 6; 1 Timothy 1).See all footnotes
  6. Frances R. Havergal, “Who Is on the Lord’s Side?,” 1877.

 

VERY “Politically Incorrect “!
(Posted by justnews4m1 on July 10, 2015)
A friend of mine sent me the link to the video below. I am pretty sure I will receive flack and be flamed for reposting it here, but I don’t care. Basically, anything “politically correct” is going to be wrong from the outset. Why? Because these stances are “politically” (there’s your clue right there) motivated, man-made (and most often demonically inspired) lies, foisted upon populations by sheer peer pressure through the media (owned by….?)!
The particular issue covered in the video below is a huge subject, more than I have time to go into and explain here. I could, easily, but I will just include the few comments I wrote in reply to my friend as an intro. And let’s be clear on one point beforehand – this issue is NOT about “love”. It is anything BUT!
So, first my comments to my friend, with a couple of points added since…
“Thanks D. Yep!
It is hardly surprising, when you consider that they own and run everything, as in EVERYTHING!?
Their HQ is in Jerusalem, where their lord plans to sit and rule the world. His elites govern through their secret, occultic clubs that are strictly male-only, indulging in male-only perverted practices (for use in blackmail if nothing else, or unless women are used in degrading ways, much like those that are portrayed in pornography).
The Antichrist will “not regard the desire of women”, and his followers already “forsake the natural use of the woman”. Etc, etc.
I always wondered how these people would expect to be able to continue to propagate the human race, but then it occurred to me that they have no intention of doing so. Their master’s aim is the destruction of man, so………
The New Testament explanations of all the spiritual perversions and corruptions that come with these practices (see references below) should be enough to cure anyone of their belief that “it’s okay”, but then it all comes down to “who are you going to believe?” doesn’t it?, which is why The Bible has been maligned and attacked with “it ain’t necessarily so” all along, right? Anyway…
P.S. Some of my best friends are security guys at the clubs. I’ve seen them having to deal with “cat-fights” on occasion, and they have told me afterwards that girls can be some of the worst to have to deal with, much worse than guys. Can you imagine what it must be like to have to deal with men that have that “catty bitchy” attitude (which they often do, which is certainly NOT “love”) but with the strength of a man? Whew?”
(New Testament description of attributes attached to these practices and attitudes – see ALL of Romans chapter 1 for a full account – not pretty!)
Rom 1:29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,
Rom 1:30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
Rom 1:31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:
(From 1 Corinthians chapter 6)
1Co 6:9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
(And see if this doesn’t apply to today’s world attitude, from 2 Timothy chapter 3)
2Ti 3:2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
2Ti 3:3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
2Ti 3:4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
2Ti 3:5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
So, “make your own mind up” as to who or what you want to believe, but should it be any wonder WHY this topic is so blatantly thrown at us all so prolifically in the media in these “last days”? Hmmmm!