THE MUSEUM OF THE BIBLE IN D.C. UPSETS THE LOONEY LEFT FOR NOT BEING INCLUSIVE – FOUNDED BY HOBBY LOBBY CEO STEVE GREEN
- Left disagree with lack of representation of Islam and Mormonism in the Museum of the Bible ( Why don’t you ask Soros to build that for you? )
- Hobby Lobby CEO Steven Green founded the museum and set up the foundation that would fund the $500 million project.
( Daily Caller ) Some people have voiced frustration with the fact that the Museum of the Bible only represents a “Judeo-Christian” perspective and leaves out other religions Friday.
These critics say the Museum of the Bible, within walking distance from the National Mall in Washington, D.C., doesn’t reflect other religious point of views, such as an Islamic one, and also singularly focuses on American Protestantism, reports The New York Times. One professor also critiqued the museum for not telling viewers which areas in the Bible are historically accurate or not.
“There are a number of prominent omissions that make it clear that it’s not a museum of the Bible as one might imagine it from a secular perspective. They don’t do a good job of talking about whether parts of the Bible are historically accurate,”Joel S. Baden, Yale University’s professor of the Hebrew Bible, told the outlet. Baden also disagreed with the lack of representation of Islam and Mormonism in the Museum of the Bible.
The Museum of the Bible, with six floors of religious pieces, opened Saturday to the public. Described as a “must see” museum of 2017 by the Smithsonian Institute, the museum offers viewers the opportunity to see some of the earliest Bibles made in the United States, as well as witnessing an Israeli scribe working on a Torah and parts of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Hobby Lobby CEO Steven Green founded the museum and set up the foundation that would fund the $500 million project.
Museum executive director Tony Zeiss said the museum was trying to educate people about an influential historical text, noting that 100 scholars added their input during the museum’s creation.
“Things are divisive, but we will not get into any of the cultural or social debates if possible. We just want to present the Bible as it is, and let people make up their own minds,” Mr. Zeiss told TheNYT.
“ISIS Group Releases Image of ‘Beheaded’ Pope Francis”
by Bridget Johnson, PJ Media, November 17, 2017:
Just a few days after circulating a propaganda poster depicting a jihadist driving toward the Vatican, a pro-ISIS media group today released another poster depicting Pope Francis beheaded.
In the image from the Wafa’ Media Foundation, a jihadist stands over the orange-jumpsuited body of a prisoner with his hands behind his back, chest-down on the ground on a dirt street. The terrorist, clad in khaki with a white scarf covering his face, holds a knife in one hand and touches the head that looks like Pope Francis — propped on the back of the body — with his other hand.
“Jorge Mario Bergoglio,” the pope’s name, is written next to the head.
In the background is an indistinguishable cityscape and a pickup with jihadists flying an ISIS flag from the bed.
Earlier this week, Wafa’ circulated a poster depicting a vehicle moving toward the Vatican with a cache of weapons, vowing “Christmas blood.”
“So wait…” were the only other words on the image, an illustration showing the point of view of an unseen driver as his BMW approached St. Peter’s Basilica in the evening with an unobstructed view driving down Via della Conciliazione. In the passenger seat: a rifle, a handgun and a backpack. In the rearview mirror, a masked face.
ISIS followers have favored attacks during the holiday season, with the 2015 attack on a San Bernardino County Christmas party by Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik as well as last December’s truck attack on the Berlin Christmas market by Anis Amri.
The Wafa’ Media Foundation last week released a PR poster titled “The Specter of Terrorism,” stating in English, “You will pay very expensive price for your war on Islam.” The message added: “We will take revenge for the blood of Muslims on your land, we will kill the young before the older watch this.”
The Wafa’ posters are circulated largely on Telegram. One recent release was labeled “Manhattan” with a backdrop of burning, crumbling skyscrapers and a semi-truck — significantly more truck than the flatbed pickup Sayfullo Saipov rented from Home Depot — and showed a masked, armed jihadist standing before the scene. Whereas this jihadist wielded a rifle, Saipov brandished a paintball gun and a pellet gun — and had a stun gun in his truck — before he was shot in the abdomen by a real bullet from an NYPD officer.
“O worshippers of the cross in USA,” the poster stated. “Our lone wolves will come to you from where you do not know and we will terrorize you wherever you are and we will show you multitudes of terror and pain that you showed to the Muslims, and what is coming is more bitter and greater.”…
- Lighthouse Mexico Church of God also offers training. Programs are designed to teach self defense and help identify any suspicious behavior
Spectrum News reports:
New York – There has been a lot of reaction to the mass shooting at a Texas church last weekend. Much of it has been centered around the push for more gun control.
One Oswego County group is inviting its members to bring their guns to services. Pastor Ronald Russell preaches at the Lighthouse Mexico Church of God. A sign in front of the building reads that it is “not a gun free zone.”
The church began to openly allow guns after the South Carolina church shooting in 2015. Russell says he knew that other church shootings would follow like that in Texas last week, so this is a protective measure for the church.
He says it’s about keeping his church members safe.
“Times are changing,” said Russell. “It’s not the congregation, per se, but the leadership. People say ‘well, pastor, you’re talking about killing some,’ and I say ‘well, if I don’t protect my people, I’m being complicit.’ A shooting here, that’s not going to happen.”
The church also offers training. Programs are designed to teach self defense and help identify any suspicious behavior.
MILLENIALS ARE DITCHING RELIGION FOR WITCHCRAFT AND ASTROLOGY…THE HARRY POTTER GENERATION REJECTING THE LEFT’S ATHEISM?
- There’s a major uptick in interest in the occult in the past five years, especially among New Yorkers in their 20s.
- “There is a belief vacuum: we go from work to a bar to dinner and a date, with no semblance of meaning.”
( MarketWatch ) Interest in spirituality has been booming in recent years while interest in religion plummets, especially among millennials. The majority of Americans now believe it is not necessary to believe in God to have good morals, a study from Pew Research Center released Wednesday found. The percentage of people between the ages of 18 and 29 who “never doubt existence of God” fell from 81% in 2007 to 67% in 2012.
The psychic services industry — which includes astrology, aura reading, mediumship, tarot-card reading and palmistry, among other metaphysical services — grew 2% between 2011 and 2016. It is now worth $2 billion annually, according to industry analysis firm IBIS World.
“It’s very different from the way we usually work and live and date, where everything is hyper-mediated and rational,” she said. “There is a belief vacuum: we go from work to a bar to dinner and a date, with no semblance of meaning. Astrology is a way out of it, a way of putting yourself in the context of thousands of years of history and the universe.”
Melissa Jayne, owner of Brooklyn-based “metaphysical boutique” Catland, said she has seen a major uptick in interest in the occult in the past five years, especially among New Yorkers in their 20s. The store offers workshops like “Witchcraft 101,” “Astrology 101,” and a “Spirit Seance.”
“Whether it be spell-casting, tarot, astrology, meditation and trance, or herbalism, these traditions offer tangible ways for people to enact change in their lives,” she said. “For a generation that grew up in a world of big industry, environmental destruction, large and oppressive governments, and toxic social structures, all of which seem too big to change, this can be incredibly attractive.”
…Astrology isn’t the only spiritual field overwhelmed by demand: Danielle Ayoka, the founder of spiritual subscription service Mystic Lipstick, said her customer base is growing exponentially. The self-described astrologer sells a “mystic box” subscription, which includes crystals, “reiki-infused bath salts,” and incense customized to the unique energy of the current moon cycle for $14.99 a month. She says she’s seen 75% increase in her audience in the past year.
“When I started my journey in 2010, I was the weirdo,” she said. “Now it is becoming more and more normalized, and I believe it is because more people are looking to heal. Millennials are much more open-minded.”
40 YEARS OF WARNINGS BEFORE THE JEWISH TEMPLE WAS DESTROYED IN 70 A.D.
- A Black Stone and A Scarlet Thread
- Beginning with the Day of Atonement in 30 A.D. (the year of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ), the black stone appeared in the right hand of the high priest for the next 39 years
- The chances of the black stone (For Azazal) appearing 40 consecutive times in the right hand of the high priest is over a trillion to one according to Pascal’s table of numerical odds.
- Beginning on the Day of Atonement in 30 A.D., the scarlet thread never turned white again. See Yoma 39b, Babylonian Talmud and pages 166, 170 Mishnah, by Danby.
- THE REBELLION: Beginning of 63 A.D. and while Jerusalem was still a peaceful and thriving city, Jesus the son of Ananus began proclaiming and warning of the coming destruction to Jerusalem
- During the Feast of Unleavened Bread in 66 A.D., at about 3 in them morning, a light as bright as daylight appeared around the altar for half an hour
- A heifer being led for sacrifice was said to have given birth to a lamb in the midst of the Temple
- Around midnight, during the Feast, the huge eastern gate of the inner court of the temple, which was made of brass and normally took twenty men to shut, opened on its own.
- On the twenty first of the month of Iyar, just before sunset, chariots and soldiers in armor were seen running about in the clouds around the city.
- During the night portion of the day of Pentecost in 66 A.D., as the priests were entering the inner court of the Temple, they felt a quaking and heard a great noise and a sound like a great multitude of voices saying, “Let us remove hence”.
- Jewish historical records state that the shekinah glory departed the Temple at that time and remained over the mount of olives for three and a half years
- See Midrash Lamentations 2:11. It is said that, just before the Roman’sfinal siege of Jerusalem, that this light which appeared over the Mount of Olives disappeared into the heavens
BRAVE! ROBERT ENGLE: ANTIOCH CHURCH USHER STOPS EMANUEL SAMSON DURING MASS SHOOTING; HOLDS HIM AT GUN POINT
Brave church usher Robert Caleb Engle, 22, stopped the mass shooting at Burnette Chapel Church in Antioch, Tennessee today. Engle had ran up to confront Samson and despite being repeatedly pistol-whipped in the head, was able to force Samson to shoot himself in the chest. When Samson was wounded, Engle then went to his car, grabbed his pistol, and returned to hold the shooter at gunpoint until the police arrived.
He’s being hailed as a hero who risked his own life to stop the gunman, Emanuel Samson. Engle Said in a statement after the shooting: ‘I Pray That Through All of This … People Will Come to Know Christ’
Nashville police chief Steve Anderson said Engle was a hero.
“He’s the hero here, he’s the person who stopped this madness in its tracks.”
‘There was a significant struggle between the two,’ he said. ‘During the struggle, the gunman shot himself, probably not intentionally.’
Melanie Crow Smith, 39, of Smyrna, died and another six were injured when Samson, 25, opened fire. Family members and church parishioners said pastor Joey Spann and his wife Peggy Spann were also both shot. Married mother-of-two Smith died at the scene.
The shooter’s condition is not life-threatening and he is under heavy police guard at Vanderbilt Medical Center.
( GatewayPundit ) Gina Nelms posted video where she claims the Red Cross was stealing food, non-perishables and supplies donated by fellow Americans from the doorsteps of Christian churches.
The Red Cross was “physically taking the donations from the doorsteps of the churches and put it in their trucks.”
According to sources: The Red Cross took the donations and resold those that they could make a profit from. We are reaching to the Red Cross for comment.
Gina says the Red Cross was protected by Obama and his executive order.
From the Facebook page: Red Cross stealing from the doorsteps of churches after Harvey devastated Texas they were protected by order EO 13603 it is an executive order that was signed on March 16 of 2012 by Barack Obama you can find this information at ObamaWhiteHouse.archives.gov