Tensions rise in Germany over immigration in wake of attacks | Fox News

TRUTH BOMBS: Yep, we certainly see the fruits of the tree of immigration. Why do have to continue in the US. This is a no brainer.

ARTICLE: German leaders on Sunday paid respects to the victims of the July 22 mass shooting in Munich and sought to calm a public unsettled by a series of attacks.

Source: Tensions rise in Germany over immigration in wake of attacks | Fox News

Police: Girl, 14, slits teen’s throat in hope of 1st kill | Fox News

TRUTH BOMBS: NO, these kids today aren’t influenced in any negative way by the movies, tv, and music they subscribe to [sarcasm]. Media is only producing upstanding, respectful, moral children that will lead a bright path into the future…..vomit! Wake up people. ” And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.Matthew 24:11-13 (KJV)

ARTICLE:A 14-year-old Wisconsin girl tried to kill her brother’s girlfriend, slitting her throat and telling her during the attack that she was a psychopath looking for her first kill, according to investigators.

Kali Jade Bookey of New Richmond, a city of 8,400 people about 35 miles east of Minneapolis, was charged as an adult Thursday with attempted first-degree intentional homicide. She was being held without bail Friday in juvenile custody pending a preliminary hearing Aug. 8. Her attorney, Barbara Miller, didn’t immediately respond to an email or a voicemail seeking comment.

According to a criminal complaint, which the Eau Claire Leader-Telegram first reported about, Bookey called the St. Croix County Sheriff’s Department on Wednesday morning to report that two men in a green pickup truck had tried to abduct her while she was riding her bike.

She told the men that her brother’s girlfriend was home alone and they should take her instead. Deputies responded to the girlfriend’s trailer and found her in a bedroom bleeding profusely. The 15-year-old girl was taken by ambulance to a hospital.

There, she told investigators that Bookey had attacked her. She said she was sleeping in her bedroom when Bookey, dressed in black, appeared in her room and put her hands over her mouth. A struggle ensued and Bookey punched her in the face multiple times and broke two bowls over her head. Bookey used one of the bowl shards to cut her and slit her throat, she said.

The victim said Bookey asked her if she wanted to die or bleed out, so she opted to bleed out, the complaint states. Bookey told the victim she had been biking by her house and noting the times when she was alone, and she described herself as a crazy psychopath looking for her first kill, saying she probably would kill again. Bookey then told her to “have a nice afterlife” and left the trailer

Source: Police: Girl, 14, slits teen’s throat in hope of 1st kill | Fox News

French lawmakers told Bataclan terrorists tortured, disemboweled victims | Fox News

TRUTH BOMBS: Islam is fundamentally evil through it’s own teachings and the example of it’s own Prophet. Those who call themselves Islamic and do not wage jihad are in fact blaspheming their own prophet because he did far worse and taught other to do so.

ARTICLE: A French government committee has heard testimony, suppressed by the French government at the time and not published online until this week, that the killers in the Bataclan tortured their victims on the second floor of the club.

The chief police witness in Parliament said that an investigating officer, tears streaming down his face, rushed out of the Bataclan and vomited in front of him just after seeing the disfigured bodies.

According to this testimony, Wahhabist killers apparently gouged out eyes, castrated victims, and shoved their testicles in their mouths. They may also have disemboweled some poor souls. Women were stabbed in the genitals – and the torture was, victims told police, filmed for Daesh or Islamic State propaganda. For that reason, medics did not release the bodies of torture victims to the families, investigators said.

But prosecutors claimed these reports of torture were “a rumor” on the grounds that sharp knives were not found at the scene. They also claimed that maybe shrapnel had caused the injuries.

Source: French lawmakers told Bataclan terrorists tortured, disemboweled victims | Fox News

Archaeology Shows Accuracy of Scripture: Luke’s Account of Mob at Ephesus in Acts 19

TRUTH BOMBS: I recently did a full study on this topic of evidence for the accuracy of the scriptures. I will need to add this one.

ARTICLE: If you want an accurate picture of life in the first century AD, archaeology shows us that you can’t do much better than the book of Acts.Acts 19 starts with Paul leaving Apollos in charge of the church in Corinth while he continues his missionary journey. It ends with Paul’s encounter with an angry mob.And, as a recent article in Biblical Archaeological Review tells us, it’s a very reliable depiction of life in the Roman world.Upon his arrival in Ephesus, Paul meets some believers whose instruction was incomplete. He teaches them about the Holy Spirit and baptizes them in the name of the Lord Jesus. But then things get interesting.Paul’s message offends both the Jewish and Gentile establishments in what was either the second or third largest city in the Roman Empire. The response of some people in the synagogue was the usual: obstinacy, disbelief, and disparagement.But for the Gentiles, the problem was literally closer to home: their pocketbooks. What Acts calls “a serious disturbance” broke out when a silversmith named Demetrius told his fellow silversmiths that Paul’s monotheism was bad for business.To understand why, it helps to understand what made Ephesus famous: a shrine to Artemis, also known as “Diana,” the goddess associated with, among other things, childbirth, children, virginity and the hunt.Actually calling the temple to Artemis in Ephesus a “shrine” is a gross understatement. The temple was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. At 425 feet long by 200 feet wide, it was four times the size of the Parthenon. The structure was held by 127 columns that were 60 feet tall and 7 feet in diameter.That meant anything—including Paul and his gospel of the risen Jesus—calling into question the cult of Artemis not only threatened their livelihood, it also threatened Ephesus’s stature within the Empire.So the good people of Ephesus rioted, yelling “Great is Artemis of the Ephesians.”As the article shows, the account of Paul’s adventures in Ephesus is filled with details that demonstrate intimate knowledge about Ephesus and its way of life. For instance, the reference to silversmiths. In 1984, a monument was discovered that corroborated Luke’s account of their prominence in Ephesus. The inscription stated that the monument had been paid for by the silversmiths and called their city the “greatest metropolis of Asia, [and] the thrice-honored temple guardian of the venerable Ephesians.”In others words, theirs was a status quo worth rioting to preserve. Note that both the inscription and Acts 19 uses the same Greek word, neokoros, “guardian,” in describing Ephesus’s relationship to the temple cult.Then there’s the seemingly-obscure reference to “the great Artemis and of her image that fell from the sky.” As Biblical Archaeological Review tells readers, “The origin of Ephesian Artemis is traditionally associated with a meteorite that was worshiped in early Ephesus.”As the article concludes, “Luke knew what he was talking about in recording the riot in the theater. His claim at the outset of the two-part work (Luke and Acts) to have ‘investigated everything accurately and reported them orderly’ is substantiated in Acts 19.”As the brilliant comic actor Kenneth Mars said in Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein, “A riot is an ugly thing.” But a riot that substantiates the historicity of the Acts of the Apostles? Well, that’s a beautiful thing.

Source: Archaeology Shows Accuracy of Scripture: Luke’s Account of Mob at Ephesus in Acts 19

Anglican Church of Canada Adopts Gay Marriage, Endangers Future of Faith

TRUTH BOMBS: What do you mean “endangers” faith? If you don’t believe what Christ believes, and don’t obey what Christ commands then YOU ARE NOT A CHRISTIAN. Their faith is not endangered, it was dead long ago.

ARTICLE: At the General Synod of The Anglican Church of Canada, held July 7-12, a proposal to allow the Canadian Anglican ministry to solemnize same-sex marriages was voted upon and was reported to have failed by a single vote. The next day, however, it was reported that there had been a counting error and that the measure actually had passed. Thus, by the closes of margins, the Anglican Church of Canada approved same-sex marriage.The resolution provides that: “A minister may only solemnize a marriage between persons of the same sex if authorized by the diocesan bishop … .” It also substitutes “partners” for “husband and wife” and replaces “a man and a woman” with “the parties to the marriage.”The issue was a unity-breaker. Some clergy walked out of the Synod in protest to the raising of such a divisive issue. When it was reported that the proposal had failed, some bishops rebelled saying that they would conduct same-sex marriage ceremonies anyway. When it was reported that the measure had passed, one church member wrote a letter expressing his dismay over the Synod’s failure “to defend one of the most fundamental doctrines of the church as made clear by Scripture, tradition and reason.”The Reverend Dr. Joseph Boot, founder of the Ezra Institute for Contemporary Christianity describes that decision as “madness.” He describes the decision to endorse same-sex marriage and evidence of the Canadian church’s “faithless and apostate leadership,” and advised: “True Christians must get out.”It is surprising that such a monumental change in a fundamental matter of core religious doctrine as the definition and meaning of “marriage” can be made by a mere majority vote. In this instance, the vote was so close that the outcome was allegedly misreported one day and was changed the next day. That rather trivializes and tarnishes notions like Eternal Principles, and Unchanging Gospel Truths. The Canadian Anglican church is not the only faith community to approve of same-sex marriage. In December 2012, the Pew Research Center reported that four (of sixteen) major faiths in the United States approve of same-sex marriage, and three other faiths offer optional (or local) support.Likewise, Pew Research reported that in October 2011, most Americans (46%-44%) favored legalizing same-sex marriage most Protestants (58%) and many Catholics (37%) opposed same-sex marriage.Of course, it is for Canadian Anglicans themselves to determine what they believe. All others – the rest of us – must respect and defend the right of members of any faith to make their own decisions about their doctrines and rites. We must repeat the old saying: “I disagree with what you say but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” Such respectful tolerance for others’ differing views is especially important in the matters of religious beliefs.Yet even while respecting the right of others to express their own views, it is equally important that those who disagree with those views respectfully express their different, even opposing views. To self-censor and not object is one form of disrespect for the others and their view. Such silence expresses a form of contempt, conveying the message that the disapproved views and those who express them are unworthy of being engaged, much less of being corrected and taught the truth.Religion and family have been closely linked over millennia. When major faith groups abandon the historic, faith-centered, church-protected understanding of marriage and the union of a man and a woman, the future of marriage as a gender-integrating social institution, the foundation of family – the protection of parenting, the cornerstone of the basic unit of society – is undeniably threatened. Likewise, when such a revolutionary deconstruction-and-reconstruction of the meaning of marriage is adopted by churches, the integrity and the future of those faith communities are endangered. If churches fail to defend and are unfaithful to their role to protect the scriptural meaning of marriage and marital families, why should not families abandon such religions? The notion of marriage as the union of a man and a woman is one of the first religious principles-institutions-rites described in the oldest, earliest book of canonized Judeo-Christian scripture. We live in a time of many changing values; our world is buffeted by many powerful change agents. Yet Christ famously said about the meaning of marriage – “What therefore God hath joined together let not man put asunder.” Mark 10:9 (KJV). Some core institutions of society must be stable. Marriage is one of them. Constancy and stability in the meaning, functions and purposes of marriage protects married couples, promotes the welfare of children, and benefits society.The radical doctrinal decision of the Canadian Anglican church to redefine marriage diminishes marriage, weakens that church, and disserves the society of Canada. Families and persons of faith in Canada deserve better.

Source: Anglican Church of Canada Adopts Gay Marriage, Endangers Future of Faith

Nigeria: Number of Christians Killed in 2016 Already Equal to Number Killed in 2015 – Christian News Headlines

The increasing massacre of Christians in Nigeria has led one leader to warn that as many Christians have been killed in the country in the first half of 2016 as were killed in all of 2015.
Much of Nigeria has become a war-torn place due to terrorist organization Boko Haram, as well as other perpetrators of violence such as Fulani herdsman who have been targeting Christians.
The Christian Association of Nigerian-Americans (CANAN) has called on the Nigerian government to do something about the continual massacre of Nigerian Christians.
“Whatever the federal government is doing, if any, is either too slow or insignificant compared with the reoccurrence of the killings; the federal government needs to step up and take bold actions to give members of the Christian community in the country a sense of security and belonging,” said Pastor Ade Oyesile, executive director of CANAN.
The Christian Post reports that a number of other humanitarian organizations have joined with CANAN in calling for an end to the violence and persecution in Nigeria.
Reports have surfaced of brutal killings, rape, and starvation in the country due to the chaos created by groups like Boko Haram.
So many Christians have already been killed in the first half of 2016 alone that Oyesile voiced his concerns for what the second half of the year may bring if something is not done.
“This dastardly killings of Christians in the country MUST stop. It is most disappointing that these unprovoked killings of Christians have continued despite the federal government condemnation statements,” he said.
Although Oyesile is asking the government to step in and stop the violence, he also acknowledged that ultimately only repentance and the fear of God can conquer the hate of radical Islam.

Source: Nigeria: Number of Christians Killed in 2016 Already Equal to Number Killed in 2015 – Christian News Headlines

Right to Homeschool Children under Attack in California – Christian News Headlines

The Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) has reported that the right to homeschool children is under attack in California.
HSLDA reports that its members in the San Benito High School District recently received a letter stating, “[U]nder California Law, a home school is not a private school, nor is it a lawful alternative to public school…”
Homeschool advocates were confused as to why this letter was sent because back in 2008, a court case had already established that homeschooling was legal in California.
That case, known as Jonathan L. ultimately concluded, after a pro-homeschooling coalition stated their case, that homeschooling was permitted in California under the designation of a private school.
“California statutes permit home schooling as a species of private school education,” said the ruling.
HSLDA questioned why the right to homeschool in California is now under attack once again. The organization encouraged homeschool advocates to join HSLDA and to continue to support the homeschooling movement.

Source: Right to Homeschool Children under Attack in California – Christian News Headlines

Now boys can wear skirts to school – as new ‘gender neutral’ uniforms introduced

TRUTH BOMBS: The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman’s garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the LORD thy God.” Deuteronomy 22:5 (KJV)

ARTICLE: Eighty state schools are allowing boys to wear skirts and girls to wear trousers under new government-funded “gender neutral” uniform policies.

The schools have either dropped references to girls and boys in their dress codes or have rewritten their uniform policy to say that pupils as young as five can dress in the uniform in which they feel most comfortable.

It is part of a government-funded drive for schools to be more sensitive to “trans” children who are questioning their gender identity.

Diversity campaigners have warned schools that current policies risk discriminating against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender pupils (LGBT).

Julie Robinson, general secretary at the Independent Schools Council, said public and private schools would soon follow suit and that some had already adjusted their policies to accommodate transgender children.

But Christian organisations have raised concerns that introducing a choice of uniform could confuse young children and lead older pupils to question their identities at a time when they need reassurance.

Allens Croft School in Birmingham is believed to be the first state primary to declare that it has a “gender neutral” uniform. Under the rules, which are the same for both sexes, boys can wear a grey or black skirt or pinafore while girls can wear grey or black trousers.

Source: Now boys can wear skirts to school – as new ‘gender neutral’ uniforms introduced

French Clergy Call for Day of Fasting after Priest is Murdered – Christian News Headlines

TRUTH BOMBS: A true Christian response to the extreme hatred that is Islam. Join with me on this. Let us not partake of food tomorrow (07/29/2016).
ARTICLE: After a French priest was murdered as he attended mass, French Catholic Bishops are calling for a day of fasting.
According to ChristianToday.com, two assailants attacked and killed the 86-year-old priest Jacques Hamel in Normandy while he attended mass. The two assailants were shot and killed by police.
“I invite all the Catholics of France to participate in a day of fasting and prayer for our country and for peace in the world this Friday,” said Msgr Olivier Ribadeau Dumas, secretary general of the French Bishops Conference.
“A priest is a symbol of peace and fraternity, and he was an old priest, more than 50 years as a priest in France, so…we are sad and we are shocked by this,” Dumas continued.
Dumas went on to urge people to come together and not allow differences to end up creating violence.
“We want to maintain and develop dialogue between the different people in our country. We need peace, we need fraternity, we need to build a society where people love each other, and we will continue this path,” he said. “The Catholic Church in France wants that…We should see the horizon, the horizon of peace, of joy, brotherhood and prayer. We are rooted in our faith and in Christ and we believe that evil and violence will not have the upper hand.”
Pope Francis has also responded to the tragedy, condemning “every form of hatred.”

Source: French Clergy Call for Day of Fasting after Priest is Murdered – Christian News Headlines