Archive for February, 2016


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By BRANDON BAILEY MSN.com

Apple CEO Tim Cook said Wednesday that it would be “bad for America” if his company complied with the FBI’s demand for help unlocking an encrypted iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters.

Cook said he’s prepared to take the dispute to the U.S. Supreme Court. He also said he would try to make his case directly to President Barack Obama, although he did not say when or where they would meet.

In his first interview since the controversy erupted last week, Cook told ABC News that it was a difficult decision to resist a court order directing Apple to override security features on an iPhone used by Syed Farook, one of two extremists who killed 14 people in the Southern California city in December.

“Some things are hard and some things are right, and some things are both. This is one of those things,” Cook said. The interview came as both sides in the dispute are courting public support, through interviews and published statements, while also mustering legal arguments in the case.

Federal officials have said they’re only asking for narrow assistance in bypassing some security features on the iPhone, which they believe may contain information related to the mass murders. Apple has argued that doing so would make other iPhones more susceptible to hacking by authorities or criminals in the future.

The Apple chief expressed sympathy for the shooting victims’ families, and said his company provided engineers and technical advice to authorities investigating the case. But he said authorities are now asking the company “to write a piece of software that we view as sort of the equivalent of cancer.”

The software could “expose people to incredible vulnerabilities,” Cook added, arguing that smartphones contain private information about users and even their families.

“This would be bad for America,” he said. “It would also set a precedent that I believe many people in America would be offended by.”

Cook disputed FBI Director James Comey’s argument that the court order applies to only one phone.

“If a court can ask us to write this piece of software, think about what else they could ask us to write,” Cook said. “Maybe it’s an operating system for surveillance. Maybe it’s the ability for law enforcement to turn on the camera. I mean I don’t know where this stops.”

The power to spy on citizens is essential to enforcing end-time global worship laws. This battle is being fought in other domains for now. But the outcome will certainly accelerate or decelerate the push toward the final crisis. The Bible says in Revelation 13:15,16 And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads.

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B The man who police say roamed Kalamazoo County gunning down random victims this weekend appeared in court Monday to begin answering murder, assault and firearms charges.

The apparently random violence allegedly unleashed by Jason Brian Dalton left even law enforcement chilled. In an interview with CNN affiliate WOOD-TV in Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo County Undersheriff Paul Matyas called the shootings “your worst nightmare.”

According to authorities, Dalton, a married father of two, shot eight people in three locations across the county of 321,000 people Saturday evening in what Prosecuting Attorney Jeffrey Getting said Monday were “very deliberate killings.”Dalton was charged Monday with six counts of murder, two counts of assault with intent to commit murder and eight firearms charges.

At a probable cause hearing just before an arraignment, detectives testified that Dalton told them he “took people’s lives,” after he was read his rights that included the right to remain silent.

Uber’s chief security officer told CNN that Dalton passed a background check. Police also said Dalton did not have a criminal record.

“For all intents and purposes, he was your average Joe,” said Hadley, the public safety chief. “This was random.”

You can say mental illness was the issue with this individual but I believe the devil had control over this man the Bible clearly says in the book of Matthew 24:12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. When Christ is not dwelling in you Satan will take possession of the heart, and will make it his abiding place. The only defense against evil is the indwelling of Christ in the heart through faith in His righteousness. Unless we become vitally connected with God, we can never resist the unhallowed effects of self-love, self-indulgence, and temptation to sin. You might not be possessed by the devil but you can be influenced by him by distracting you from your relationship with Christ get back in the bible it is your only safe guard.

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
 James 4:7

Source: http://www.cnn.com/2016/02/22/us/kalamazoo-michigan-shooting/index.html

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Did God Create the Devil?


 

By: Douglas Ernst

Nike has cut ties with legendary boxer Manny Pacquiao due to recent opinions he shared on homosexuality.

The eight-time world boxing champion told a local television station earlier in the week that same-sex couples are in many ways “worse than animals” because even beasts shun the practice.

“It’s common sense,” the Christian athlete told TV5 in the the Philippines on Monday. “Do you see animals mating with the same sex? Animals are better because they can distinguish male from female. If men mate with men and women mate with women, they are worse than animals.”

Nike made the decision less than 24 hours after a new change.org petition was launched against the boxer.

“We find Manny Pacquiao’s comments abhorrent. Nike strongly opposes discrimination of any kind and has a long history of supporting and standing up for the rights of the LGBT community,” the company said it a statement, TMZ reported. “We no longer have a relationship with Manny Pacquiao.”

Pacquiao, a congressman in the Philippines, used his official Twitter account on Tuesday to apologize for “hurting people,” but added, “I still stand on my belief that I’m against same-sex marriage because of what the Bible says.”

Pacquiao will be busy over the next few months. The 37-year-old boxer, whose record stands at 57-6-2, will fight one last time April 9 in Las Vegas, Nevada, against Timothy Bradley, 32, for the WBO welterweight championship belt. He then will attempt to win a senate seat during a May 9 election in the Philippines.

“This is my last fight,” Pacquiao said during a Madison Square Garden news Jan. 22, Reuters reported. “After this I’m going to retire and hang up my gloves and focus on my other big responsibility in my daily life, to help the people.”

 

Benjamin Franklin once said, “Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.”

Every principle of freedom will be eroded and repudiated in the last days. See Testimonies for the Church, Vol. 5, page 451

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For years, Twitter has positioned itself as a “global town square” that is open to discourse from all. And for years, extremist groups like the Islamic State have taken advantage of that stance, using Twitter as a place to spread their messages.

Twitter on Friday made clear that it was stepping up its fight to stem that tide. The social media company said it had suspended 125,000 Twitter accounts associated with extremism since the middle of 2015, the first time it has publicized the number of accounts it has suspended. Twitter also said it had expanded the teams that review reports of accounts connected to extremism, to remove the accounts more quickly.

“As the nature of the terrorist threat has changed, so has our ongoing work in this area,” Twitter said in a statement, adding that it “condemns the use of Twitter to promote terrorism.” The company said its collective moves had already produced results, “including an increase in account suspensions and this type of activity shifting off Twitter.” The disclosure follows intensifying pressure on Twitter and other technology companies from the White House….

Wake up people here it is our government taking control. I’m not saying it’s wrong to fight off terrorism by using social media platforms it is unacceptable for evil men to wipe out people from the face of the earth do to their beliefs.  But this fight on terrorism is stepping out of line that it invades our freedom of speech in which is very disturbing. The subtle word we must look into is extremism the word extremism means a tendency or disposition to go to extremes or an instance of going to extremes, especially in political matters. This word that our governments uses to define terrorism is broad because its just not talking about Islamic terrorism but other groups that classify as a threat to civilization including Christian groups. If you don’t believe me notice this quote. “The SPLC says it places groups — including conservative, Christian groups — on its “Hate List” based on their beliefs, not their propensity for violence. “Homegrown violent extremists can be motivated by any viewpoint on the full spectrum of hate — anti-government views, racism, bigotry, anarchy and other despicable beliefs,” Carlin told a gathering at George Washington University. The discussion was co-hosted by SPLC. “When it comes to hate and intolerance, no single ideology governs.”Freedom of speech is now under assault in the name of fighting terrorism and extremism as it is maturing in the U.S. and the world “Non-violent extremism” could eventually expand and cross over to take in those that believe and teach the Bible, particularly as it relates to Revelation 13,14:6-12, Rev 17 and Revelation 18:1-4 in which exposes the Papacy. A year ago Popes Francis has deemed Christians who believe strictly to the Bible teaching as fundamentalist. Now the word today we associate it with terrorism but the original definition for fundamentalist meant Christians who believed in the Bible truth and believed the literal second coming of Jesus Christ and keepers of the commandments of God.

Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/06/technology/twitter-account-suspensions-terrorism.html?mwrsm=GooglePlus

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The USA in Bible ProphecyWho is the Antichrist?


The World Health Organization has declared the mosquito-borne Zika virus as a global “public health emergency of international concern” and has said that it will spread everywhere except Canada and Chile. Considered for many years to be a minor-league virus, Zika appeared for the first time in Uganda in 1947 and was limited to equatorial Africa and Asia. There are usually no symptoms, but it can cause microcephaly, which is a birth defect that features an underdeveloped head and brain. It can also cause facial distortions, developmental disabilities, short stature, difficulties with balance and coordination, speech problems and seizures. It is also linked to the immune disorder Guillain-Barre.

The Zika virus has now spread to 25 countries and territories in Latin American and the Caribbean and has caused nearly 4,000 cases of microcephaly. It has also been found in the United States, though it is not entrenched in the mosquito population as yet. Though it is mainly spread by a mosquito bite from the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which is also responsible for spreading Dengue Fever and Chikungunya virus, one of the two U.S. cases was apparently due to sexual contact.

Some nations have urged women not to conceive or to delay pregnancy until the virus is better understood. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned pregnant women to avoid traveling to areas with Zika outbreaks.

In addition to wearing long trousers and long-sleeve shirts and using mosquito repellant in infected areas, health experts are now adding condoms to the list of preventive measures. Other measures include destroying mosquito breeding grounds, insecticides, etc.

Pharmaceutical companies say they are now working on a vaccine even though the virus has been known since 1947.

“And there shall be… pestilences… in diverse places.” Matthew 24:7

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Is There Anything Left You Can Trust?

The Ultimate Deliverance

 

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By Eliott C. McLaughlin, Kevin Conlon, and Joseph Netto, CNN

Christiansburg, Virginia (CNN)Two college students sat at a fast-food chain restaurant, not to discuss homework, but allegedly to plot the killing of a 13-year-old girl.

Virginia Tech students David Eisenhauer and Natalie Keepers also allegedly planned how to dispose and conceal the body of seventh-grader Nicole Lovell over that late January meal at the Cook Out in Blacksburg, Virginia.

The details came to light in a courtroom Thursday as prosecutor Mary Pettitt argued against granting bail to Keepers.

Keepers, 19, is accused of being an accessory to murder before the fact, concealing a body and being an accessory to murder after the fact.

Eisenhauer, 18, is charged with abduction and murder.

Keepers’ motive, Pettitt told the judge, was that she was “excited to be part of something secretive and special.”

The judge denied bond to Keepers.

The pair, Pettitt said, went to the restaurant in the days before the girl’s disappearance to talk about the plot to kill Nicole.

Bible prophecy will certainly unfold. This earth is filled with pain, sorrow and hatred, which will increase until the close of time. Crimes almost too gruesome to mention happen all too often. Yet, we are advised in scripture: “and when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.” Luke 21:28

Source Reference: http://www.cnn.com/2016/02/04/us/virginia-tech-girl-killed-keepers-bail-denied/index.html

The Ultimate Deliverance


A FAMILIAR SPIRIT is a demon who is familiar with a dead person’s family and pretends to be the dead person for the purpose of deceiving them or others. God absolutely FORBIDS any contact with familiar spirits, demons or the dead.

The two words, “familiar spirit,” are translated into the English from the single Hebrew word obe אֹוב.

“Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them: I am the Lord your God.” Leviticus 19:31

“And the soul that turneth after such as have familiar spirits, and after wizards, to go a whoring after them, I will even set my face against that soul, and will cut him off from among his people.” Leviticus 20:6

“There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch. Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. For all that do these things are an abomination unto the Lord: and because of these abominations the Lord thy God doth drive them out from before thee.” Deut 18:10-12

1 Chron. 10:13, “So Saul died for his transgression which he committed against the LORD, even against the word of the LORD, which he kept not, and also for asking counsel of one that had a familiar spirit, to inquire of it.”

2 Chron. 33:6, “And he caused his children to pass through the fire in the valley of the son of Hinnom: also he observed times, and used enchantments, and used witchcraft, and dealt with a familiar spirit, and with wizards: he wrought much evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger.”

And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter: should not a people seek unto their God? for the living to the dead?” Isa 8:19

Satan is a sly deceiver. The lie that is conveyed with the belief in ghosts is the same lie he told Eve in the Garden, “there is no death.” But God says, “The soul that sins will die.” and “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment” Heb 9:27

 

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Are The Dead Really Dead?