Articles of the Day 8/5/16: Love Grows Cold
Current Major Trends To Watch
(⇑=increasing, ⇓=decreasing ⇔=no change)
Deepening Russian involvement in the Middle East– ⇔
Temple Mount tensions– ⇔
Palestinian terror– ⇔
Palestinian incitement– ⇔
US retreat from Middle East– ⇔
Pope Francis active in politics– ⇔
Northern border tension– Israel strikes Hezbollah convoy. ⇑⇑
Southern border tension– ⇔
One world government advancement– ⇔
One world religion advancement– ⇔
Inner Ring (Countries or terror groups that border Israel)
“Lebanese media reports 4 trucks struck, no injuries in attack near Maarba north of Damascus; IDF declines to comment.”
“Prime Minister invokes Zionist leader’s warnings against Nazi threat to remind world of dangers of radical Islam.”
“With Hezbollah openly admitting its militant aims and rejecting any notion of peace, it is time to declare in no uncertain terms that an Iranian funded and armed militia operating on sovereign Lebanese territory is not acceptable. The international community has to stop simply accepting the regular reporting in the UN that Hezbollah refuses to comply with resolutions 1701 and 1559. Steps must be taken to compel Iran and Hezbollah to comply.”
“Following Hezbollah’s surprise C-802 shore-to-ship missile attack in the 2006 Lebanon War and Israel’s failure to intercept Hamas frogmen before they reached the country’s southern shore during the 2014 Gaza war, the service is taking no chances. Next time, Israeli officers say, the Navy will be ready for the next big challenge: small, stealthy narco-submarines.”
“In its boast, Fatah also notes other achievements, such as losing 170,000 “martyrs,” being the first to carry out attacks in the First Intifada, which began in 1987, as well as in the second that launched in the fall of 2000. It also takes credit for leading the Palestinian campaign against Israel in the UN.”
Instead of whining about settlements the US State Department and White House should notice that these statements and the hate behind them are the real obstacles to peace.
“Foreign Affairs Min. Director Dore Gold, after World Vision donation scandal: “More humanitarian aid organizations helping Hamas.”
Wow, helping a terrorist organization to kill civilians. What shame. This makes me so angry as I gave hundreds to World Vision and others. The Lord will repay these organizations and those who misused the funds. We are in bad need of justice when it comes to Hamas and all of Islam.
“The World Vision organization, which operates in 100 countries and employs 46,000 people, fell victim to a complex Hamas takeover scheme, a senior Shin Bet source said, adding that Hamas’s armed wing stole $7.2 million a year from the budget, which was supposed to pay for food, humanitarian assistance, and aid programs for disabled children, and channeled the funds to buy weapons, build attack tunnels, and to other preparations for war with Israel.”
This has already been happening at the UN for years. World aide organizations will take a big hit for this. I even gave to World Vision in the past but that won’t happen again. This is what happens with no oversight. So foolish by World Vision to just hand them the money. How many other organizations are compromised? In the end, it is the Palestinians who will suffer the most.
This is what was meant when Jesus said:
And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. Matthew 24:12
People are already too afraid to take in refugees. Now charitable giving will be reduced. Why? Because of lawlessness (sin). Islam is also lawlessness. See how it erodes love. Erodes mercy. Erodes giving.
“Instead of building greenhouses, World Vision’s Gaza director funded incubators of terrorism and helped Hamas threaten the citizens of Israel,” the Ambassador concluded.”
Outer Ring (countries or terror groups that are close to but not bordering Israel)
“The jihadist-led Jaish al Fatah launched a major offensive in southwestern Aleppo on July 31 to break the siege of the rebel-held part of the city. The offensive comes after the last supply route north of Aleppo was severed on July 28 by pro-regime forces encompassing the Syrian Arab Army, Shia militias backed by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), and the US-backed Kurdish People’s Defense Units (YPG). Iran has acknowledged casualties corresponding with the uptick in battles.
During the latest offensive in southwestern Aleppo, officials have thus far announced the deaths of five Iranian soldiers. Statements say fighters are killed in Aleppo by “takfiri terrorists” (A “takfiri” is a Muslim who accuses another Muslim of apostasy. The Iranian regime uses this label for all Sunni rebels and opposition, not just jihadists). Iranian officials continue to say that combatants are killed during their mission.”
“The new air campaign targeting Islamic State militants in Libya entered its second day Tuesday as U.S. officials said the operation would last for “weeks” until the extremist group was ousted from its stronghold in the coastal city of Sirte.”
“The Egyptian military claims that it killed ISIS leader Abu Duaa al-Ansari in air strikes in the Sinai region.”
“Q. I understand your view (on the Parable of the 10 Virgins) and appreciate your reply. I believe in eternal security, but I will have to pray about and research the eternal security of believers in the tribulation more in depth. Thank you.
A. Fair enough. Just remember that Eternal Security is not mentioned in the Old Testament, and the Holy Spirit was not sealed within Old Testament believers. Through out the Old Testament God performed public miracles on a regular basis giving them evidence of His presence to sustain their faith. David prayed that God would not take the Holy Spirit from him after his sin with Bathsheba. (Psalm 52:11) Had it not been possible, he wouldn’t have prayed about it. Only the Church is blessed with the indwelling Spirit because unlike OT believers whose belief was bolstered by evidence, the Church is asked to believe solely by faith.”
“Its obsession with housing construction by Israeli Jews is certainly not shared by any Arab government, but it is apparently held by everyone working in the Near East Bureau,” said Elliott Abrams, a senior fellow for Middle Eastern Studies at the New York- and Washington, DC-based Council on Foreign Relations.”
“Ahead of elections, umbrella group releases document labeling Jewish state an ‘apartheid state,’ calls for stopping US support.”
Of course. What more would you expect from an American extremist group that incites and advocates the killing of police officers.