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Where’s your jetpack? In celebration of the New Year, USA Today posted a list of wild predictions made for the year 2020: Sixty years ago, M.I.T. mathematician D. G. Brennan predicted that “jetpacks” would redefine human travel and warfare. But today, no one is using a jetpack to go anywhere.

Are you over 100? In 1999, futurist Ray Kurzweil predicted that lifespans would regularly exceed the century mark. While there are more centenarians today than there were two decades ago, they are still the exception, not the rule.

And how’s your 26-hour workweek? In 1968, futurists Herman Kahn and Anthony J. Weiner predicted that we’d all work a mere 26 hours a week—while earning a full-time salary. It turns out, instead, that we average 35 hours a week at our jobs, “side hustles” not included.

Why Forecasts Fail

It’s been said that baseball legend Yogi Berra once declared, “It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future.” Indeed, it is! Many predictions about what life would be like today—using hydrogen-powered cars that go thousands of miles without refueling, landing a human being on Mars, using nuclear power instead of coal—haven’t gone as far as the “experts” had anticipated. It seems that oftentimes our prognosticators conjecture a bit too optimistically regarding the achievements of the human race.

While Brennan’s jetpack has yet to arrive on the battlefield, he was correct in anticipating massive technological change in war-fighting. Whether that’s been for better or for worse though is another matter altogether.

Lifespans have not routinely exceeded 100, but we’re learning more and more about what promotes health and what keeps us living longer. The famous “Blue Zones” study identified a group of people in Loma Linda, California, whose diet and exercise habits and weekly day of rest contributed to their active longevity. (Some were driving cars and even performing surgery well past 80 years of age.) Another common factor of these Loma Linda residents is that they all belonged to the same faith community known for its counsel on healthy living and its strong network of like-minded believers.

The workweek? It doesn’t allow for four-day weekends, but many of us are able to better structure our lives around our jobs, including working from home or a remote office, avoiding massive traffic jams and the high costs of living in expensive urban areas. Not everyone is benefitting from these changes, but the decentralization of work is a growing trend.

And while we can collect data on these kinds of trends and make, at best, highly educated guesses about the future, we, as fallible human beings, will never be able to actually make genuine predictions on our own.

God’s Predictions Remain True

There is, however, a collection of predictions about the future—your future—that are 100-percent guaranteed to be fulfilled. We know this because its earlier predictions have been fulfilled to the letter, while others are coming to pass right before our eyes.

These predictions—usually called prophecies—are found in a book you might already have, the Holy Bible. From Genesis to Revelation, the Bible is packed with predictions about what the future holds for nations and individuals. In each and every case where the event has taken place, the Bible prophecy has come true.

For example, in Revelation 13, written in the early years of the first millennium, it’s predicted that a powerful beast will emerge onto the world’s scene. Students of Bible prophecy, including Sir Isaac Newton, have historically believed that this beast is a symbol that refers to the papacy. In verse 13 the prophecy goes on to explain that one of the beast’s heads will appear to be “mortally wounded” but will recover. True to the Word, in 1798, Napoleon Bonaparte’s French army entered Rome and took Pope Pius VI captive, effectively ending the papacy’s reign. Restoration of the papacy’s political power came in 1929, healing its supposedly fatal defeat some 130 years earlier.

Isaiah 7:14, written centuries before the birth of Jesus, contains an amazing prediction: “Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel.”

And that’s what happened! We read the fulfillment in Mathew’s Gospel: “Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: After His mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Spirit. … So all this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying: ‘Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,’ which is translated, ‘God with us’” (Matthew 1:18, 22, 23).

One of the most fascinating chapters of Bible prophecy is Daniel 2, and Pastor Doug Batchelor taught a Sabbath School class on what this prophecy contains. You’ll be challenged and informed by this up-to-the-minute teaching!

Also, remember that is a powerful website filled with insight and answers to all sorts of questions about prophecy. You won’t find a jetpack here, but you will learn what the future holds for you and for this world!

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The Radical UN Sex Education Agenda Pushed on Kindergarten Children

Monday April 9th, 2018 in BriefingsProphetic Intelligence Briefings

“The United Nations published new ‘comprehensive’ sex-ed guidelines for schools, taking its cues from Planned Parenthood to help teachers instruct kindergarteners in LGBTQIA+ ideology and practice. The U.N. Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) revised and renamed its 2009 ‘Comprehensive Sexuality Education’ (CSE) document, pushing contraceptive-based sex ed in what is considered by conservatives as ‘a full-blown assault on parental rights and traditional morality’ that ‘could devastate a generation of young people.’

“Despite the objections of various member states, the ‘International Technical Guidance on Sexuality’ takes U.N. abortion promotion a step further, indoctrinating children in pro-abortion, pro-homosexuality, pro-transgenderism, and pro-fornication propaganda starting at age five.  Critics say these sex-ed standards sexualize kindergarten children and advocate masturbation, abortion, gender confusion, homosexuality, homosexual parenting, contraception, and premarital sex.

“‘Comprehensive Sexuality Education is a radical, graphic, sexual-rights, pleasure-based approach to sex education that promotes promiscuity, abortion, and diverse sexual practices and identities to young children,’ Family Watch International president Sharon Slater said. ‘This is an all-out frontal assault on the health and innocence of the world’s children from some of the most powerful and well-funded institutions….’

“Stated objectives for five-year-old kindergarteners in the UNECSO dictate include:

• Along with memorizing the ABC song, little boys will be able to ‘describe’ non-traditional families, such as lesbians raising a child, or two (or more) homosexual men as parents.
• Little girls will be able to ‘define gender and biological sex and describe how they are different.’
• Recognizing gender as a mere social construct, the tykes will verbally ‘reflect on how they feel about their (own) biological sex and gender.’
• Five-year-olds will ‘express respect’ for homosexual parenting, conforming to the maxim, ‘All people should be able to love who they want.’
• Children will seek out ‘trusted adults’ — other than their parents — to learn about ‘themselves, their feelings, and their bodies.’
“Stated objective for nine-year-old third graders in the UNESCO dictate include:
• Along with memorizing times tables, young boys and girls must be taught that traditional masculine and feminine natures are harmful, ‘gender-role stereotypes’ that contribute to violence.
• Like the five-year-olds, kids at age nine must be able to ‘explain how someone’s gender identity may not match their biological sex.’
• Pre-pubescent boys must ‘demonstrate respect for the gender identity of others.’
• The nine-year-olds should ‘demonstrate respect for diverse practices related to sexuality.’
• Pre-adolescents will be taught that masturbation is fine and not a self-centered misuse of sexuality.
• Young girls will be required to verbally articulate how she ‘communicate(s) and understand(s) (her) different sexual feelings.’
• Children must ‘describe male and female responses to sexual stimulation,’ and ‘summarize key elements of sexual pleasure.’
“Stated objectives for 12-year-old six graders in the UNESCO dictate include:
• Kids entering adolescence will state that sexual feelings, fantasies and desires are healthy, without ‘judgment’ regarding the fantasy or desire.
• Children must ‘support the right for everyone’ to ‘express their sexual feelings.’
• Twelve-year-olds will learn how to use condoms and other contraceptives, with teachers emphasizing that artificial birth control wisely reduces disease transmission and pregnancy.
• Boys and girls just entering junior high will be taught non-penetrative sexual behaviors, so they can experience sexual pleasure without getting an STD or becoming pregnant.
• Girls who just started their period and boys whose voices haven’t even cracked yet will be taught by their authorities that sodomy is ‘pleasurable’ and wise to practice to avoid infection.

“The same plan is mapped out for 15-year-old high school freshmen, who are to critically analyze their own ‘gender bias’ and demonstrate various ways to affirm homosexuals and transgenders. Particular emphasis for this age is on teaching the kids to publicly rebuke any peer who disagrees that homosexuality and transgenderism is normal or good, labeling him ‘homophobic’ and ‘transphobic.’

“Critics are crying hypocrisy. The document repeatedly claims its blueprint for sex ed is ‘evidence-based,’ but all the ‘evidence’ is gathered from pro-abortion and pro-promiscuity organizations. Studies and research disproving gay agenda myths are completely absent…

“Teachers are directed to present traditional morality as old-fashioned. The wisdom of parents and moral authority figures is openly spurned. ‘Parental objections to CSE programs’ are dismissed as based on ignorance, fear, and/or hate.

“Indisputable medical evidence proving that sodomy is extremely harmful — and the leading cause of AIDS deaths in the world — is ignored.  Acknowledgement of the devastating physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual damage from acts of sodomy is [treated as] treason. Dissenting facts are not allowed so much as a mention…

The UNESCO standards require schoolteachers to promote abortion to students and legislators under the euphemism ‘reproductive human rights…’ The guidelines push the idea that abortion empowers women and extends the feminist mantra, “My body, my choice,” stating, ‘The ultimate boundary of power is the possibility of controlling one’s own body.’

“CSE’s schemes even delve into thought control. The document concedes, ‘CSE includes a number of attitudinal and skills-based learning outcomes’ – which is academic [jargon] for manipulating children’s values — ‘…distributed across a range of school subjects.’

“Transgender ideology is woven throughout the document, tied with homosexuality and presented as compassion for victims,” while “the guidelines fundamentally sanction prostitution, demanding teachers ‘take a non-judgmental attitude to ‘transactional’ sex.’

“An ‘update’ from the previous CSE is increasing pressure on nations to adopt it. U.N. financial support for schools and education in general is predicted to become blackmail for compliance.

“Comprehensive sexuality education is the primary tool used to advance the global abortion and sexual rights agenda,” Slater concluded. CSE “is designed to change the traditional sexual and gender norms of society by changing the worldviews of children.”

“Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot…” Luke 17:28

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New Life With Old Scars

Posted: February 28, 2018 in People & Blogs, Uncategorized

New Life With Old Scars

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