INDIA OPENS SUDDEN ARTILLERY ATTACK ON PAKISTAN – FEROCIOUS FIGHTING ONGOING – 10 DEAD SO FAR

WORLD – HAL TURNER   

BREAKING NEWS 2:03 PM EST — India has begun a massive artillery attack on Pakistan, with 155mm artillery raining down on Pakistan along the “Line of Control (LoC).”  Ferocious fighting is taking place, spreading and getting worse.

 

As most of you my already know, for fifteen years (1993-2008), I worked with the FBI.  My final five years (2003-2008) with the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) wherein I was a “fully operational” national security intelligence asset.

According to sworn testimony in Brooklyn federal court in December, 2009, from Assistant Special Agent in Charge Amy Pickett, of FBI New York City Division, people like me handled “national security, terrorism and foreign counter-intelligence.”  This information came out in Brooklyn federal court during a trial in December, 2009.

I was also granted “full operational authority” by the FBI Office of Intelligence, for “extra-territorial” operations; meaning I was authorized to work outside the United States.  When I worked overseas, my activities were coordinated with the CIA, but I did not work for the CIA.

In my role with FBI, I forged relationships with many people in Intelligence Agencies around the world.  I worked with foreign government agencies similar to the US CIA, worked with foreign Military Intelligence, and worked with numerous foreign law enforcement agencies.   My work for FBI ended in late November, 2008, but I maintain my contacts with my former colleagues to this day.

The information below comes from those former colleagues, several of whom are still with the Intelligence Agencies of foreign governments, and others who may still work for the US government . . .

 

At least ten people are dead so far, reported to be at least 5 Pakistani soldiers and 5 other civilians.   Houses are reportedly being demolished as artillery shells rain down.

There are now ALSO reports that India is allegedly firing MISSILES, and that Pakistan is firing Missile Interceptors.  Video below seems to prove Pakistani claims of firing missile interceptors:

 

LIVE UPDATES BELOW:

 

2:07 PM EST –– Seven civilians killed,  more than 25 injured. 

7 houses destroyed in cross LoC shelling by Indian Army.

Shelling reported from Poonch, Kotli, Tatapani, and Neelum sectors.

2:10 PM EST — Every sector of Azad, Kashmir is being shelled by India Artillery

 

As clashes at LoC continue, a feeling of remorse is setting in within Pakistani circles. Many people (in media, military, intelligence, diplomatic and political circles) are feeling that Pakistan has given too much of a concession to India by returning the captured India fighter pilot shot down earlier this week,  in return for nothing . . .

 

 2:14 PM EST — India using short range missile in Nakyal and Samani Sector.  3 civilian casualties in Nakyal so far.

 

2:48 PM EST — So many wounded that Hospitals in northern Pakistan now facing shortage of blood. People around the area are requested to donate blood to nearest hospital in Kotli. Urgent need: O negative

 

3:21 PM EST — According to locals, India fired short range missiles on civilians in Kotli Azad Kashmir. Pakistan army destroyed two missiles in air & one hit civilians.

30 civilians KILLED so far; hundreds are injured.

3:33 PM EST — A former IC colleague of mine, who I know personally, has talked to multiple Pakistani soldiers currently posted at the LoC and to many other people who have talked to their friends at LoC. There are VERY SEVERE clashes going on between India & Pakistan right now.  May continue all night.   Likely to get FAAAAAAR worse.

 

4:01 PM EST — My contacts just told me that India is using 214mm Pinaka multi-barrel rocket launcher (MBRL). This is very heavy firepower, definitely far heavier than the usual artillery duels.  FILE PHOTO below:

Pakistan is now allegedly responding with the M115 Howitzer; FILE PHOTO Below:

PERSPECTIVE

Both India and Pakistan have what is called an “Escalation Ladder” on how they will – theoretically – respond to hostilities between the two countries.   THE CHART BELOW SHOWS EACH SIDE’S “STEPS:” (Click Image Twice to enlarge)

 

4:48 PM EST — Pakistani snipers have reportedly killed multiple Indian forces at the Line of Control.
-Numerous civilian casualties on Pakistan side.

5:02 PM EST — NOW CONFIRMED: Pakistan Army retaliating to Indian Army fire with 203 mm M115 Artillery shells.

5:30 PM EST — CONFIRMED: AT LEAST 7 Indian soldiers killed by Pakistan Army.

 6:00 PM EST – All Pakistani hospitals have  declared urgent need for blood. The situation is getting worse from hour to hour; Hundreds of civilians are wounded and bleeding badly. Thousands more are fleeing. 

Mass-media: Silent.

More updates as info becomes available . . .

 

 8:40 PM EST — Earlier we had reports many civilians in Pakistan administered Kashmir evacuated areas near LOC. Now civilians in India administered Kashmir have also started to leave due to heavy shelling/fighting.

 

Emergency sirens were sounded in Lahore Cantonment Pakistan at 0300 hrs local time this morning. And the skies over Islamabad, Rawalpindi and Karachi are buzzing with the sound of PAF combat jets. Stretches of the M1 & M2 motorways near the Pakistani capital are being cordoned off, which may indicate that they will be used as emergency landing strips for PAF fighter aircraft.

 

9:00 PM EST — Pakistan has begun activating EMERGENCY RUNWAYS on their Highways M-1 and M-2.  The M-1 motorway (Peshawar-Islamabad) and the M-2 motorway (Islamabad-Lahore) each include two emergency runway sections of 9,000 feet (2,700 m) length.

The four emergency runway sections become operational by removing removable concrete medians using forklifts. The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) has used the M-2 motorway as a runway on two occasions: for the first time in 2000 when it landed an F-7P fighter, a Super Mushak trainer and a C-130 and, again, in 2010. On the last occasion, the PAF used a runway section on the M-2 motorway on 2 April 2010 to land, refuel and take-off two jet fighters, a [Mirage III] and an F-7P, during its Highmark 2010 exercise.

 

CHINA ACTS ON INTEL . . .

China has cancelled all flights to and from Pakistan for safety reasons following a decision by Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) on Friday. It has also rerouted international flights of Chinese airlines that used Pakistani air space while flying from one country to another. Flights to and from the Middle East usually fly over Pakistan. The CAAC also notified domestic airlines to cancel their flights to Pakistan and cooperate with the air force to ensure the safety of flights and approve temporary flight plans.

(HT NOTE: This means a lot of different things; none of them good.  It should be a major “red flag” for observers of this situation.  When a super-power takes a small, but effective step like this, it means they know something.  At best, it means China already knows things are going to get MUCH worse.)

 

TACTICAL POINT

The “New Moon” will take place over New Delhi on March 6 at 9:33 PM local time.   From a tactical standpoint, a New Moon is the time when it is darkest at night; and is used militarily to help conceal aircraft from ground fire.  Today is March 2, so each day from now to then means darker nights and thus heightened ability for an air intrusion by one country into the other.

 

“Big Picture”

If recently the thought has occurred to you that “the world is going crazy” you’re not alone is seeing that.  The possibility of simultaneous invasions in Ukraine, Taiwan, Palestine/Syria/Iran, Venezuela is real.  Any rational person knows Venezuela is coming in the near future, the Middle East at some point, Taiwan eventually, and Ukraine likely. The world is heating up… and World War is a very possible outcome.   We know these two fighting nations(India – Pakistan)  have backers – some perhaps hidden – and that they are not simply fighting over Kashmir. Nothing in this world today is as it seems, and nothing is uncomplicated.   it would be to China’s benefit to create covertly, such a massive distraction of epic proportions to bring about their grand plan, the seizing by military force, of Taiwan and subduing all minor Asian nations as they storm the whole of the South China Sea. While simultaneously, launching an attack against all US military asset, bases, and installations in the Pacific region.There are stirrers of the pots, there are background supports, background enemies – this is far more complicated than Kashmir. It is worth taking this quiet moment to remind folks they should have “Preps” and they can find suggestions HERE.

 

1:00 AM EST – IED blast in Pulwama leaves one injured. The IED was laid to target security forces patrol vehicles but seems to have exploded prematurely. Pulwama is the exact same place where a terrorist bombing on February 14 killed 40 India police officers and set in-motion the present military conflict!

 

INFO BLOCKADE

Internet connectivity in the area of the Line of Control (LoC) is being intentionally BLOCKED by both the Pakistan and India governments!   Civilians are finding themselves unable to communicate with anyone via email or social media because of this blockage.

Note, it is a BLOCK, not a lack of service.  The service IS there.  But any messages or images about the conflict are being stopped

It is clear that both the India and Pakistan governments wish to stop the flow of unfiltered civilian information from the conflict area;  allowing only _government_  information to see the light of day.   (Click to Source)

 

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The Ultimate Sign

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There will be signs in the sun and moon and stars, and on the earth dismay among the nations, bewildered by the roaring of the sea and the surging of the waves.

In my estimation, the greatest sign in the heavens that the LORD has ever given to the inhabitants of the earth has now completed or is near its conclusion.  Jesus predicted such things would happen before He returned and He wasn’t being facetious.

The Revelation 12 Sign, which undoubtedly occurred on September 23–24 of last year was the culmination of it, but was only one piece in a larger story.

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The walls rose high and you did not see;
The nation was restored and you did not hear;
The people returned and you did not take notice;
The city was repossessed and you did not draw near.

The LORD will appear a second time to deliver recompense to His enemies and to deliver those anxiously waiting for Him.

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A Prelude: The Dragon Roars

For months secular experts had said that this year’s Draconids meteor shower would be a dud, likely producing no more than 15 shooting stars per hour at peak.  Indeed, this particular shower is usually one of the year’s least eventful.  On an average year you might witness 2–5 meteors per hour at zenith.

They were wrong.

Along the East Coast of the United States and Canada, in spots across the Midwest, and across large swaths of Europe—where clouds and city lights did not obscure—thousands observed upwards of 200 shooting stars per hour.  And viewing conditions were exceptional because the shower coincided with a new moon.

It started with radio observers who detected a significant “outburst”—radio echoes from meteoroids pinging through the atmosphere.

Then reports started coming in all over social media from Massachusetts, Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio, Ontario, and many places in Europe: France, Belgium, Poland, and elsewhere.

An astronomer from Belgium named Michel gave the following account:

The activity remained long time stable and modest until suddenly activity started to pick up; a period when about one per minute appeared.  The outburst had materialized well in advance of the predicted observing window.  However it did not remain with just short pulses.  The activity increased further out of nothing, multiple meteors were seen per minute, even two or three at the same instance!  Yes this was going hard: probably getting at a ZHR of about 100, certainly taking into account the low position of the radiant!  Everywhere nice long meteor trails at the sky thanks to the decreasing radiant position.  Not only faint stuff, but sometimes very nice meteors up to -2, even one small fireball!

Another observer from Slovenia saw numerous falling stars even with some cloud cover causing obscurity:

Observed 22:40-00:44 UT under mediocre conditions, LM about 6.5 and variable cloud cover (0-40%).  Peak seemed to be around 23:00-23:20 UT.  Rates were probably greater than 100/h, even with the radiant below 30 degrees.  Will be surprised if peak ZHR is not around several hundred.  Possible secondary peak around 00:00 UT.

Twitter lit up, too, with experts confirming the outburst:

YE Quanzhi@Yeqzids

Looks like the Draconid meteor shower is under outburst right now, with zenith hourly rate reaching ~130, consistent with earlier prediction. Data from Hirofumi Sugimoto’s analysis: http://www5f.biglobe.ne.jp/~hro/Flash/2018/OCT/index.htm 

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The most exciting reports came from many people who didn’t even know what was going on:

mah-res@sister_cath

Serra and I just saw 21 shooting stars in the span of 30 minutes. God’s handiwork is 10/10.

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Scott Hixon@KC8ITN

Just came in from outside. Looking up for about 10 minutes, I seen 15 meteors crossing the skies! #ShootingStars #meteors

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Amazed astronomers have been posting composite time-lapse images.  This is one from Switzerland:

Here is a shorter time-lapse image from Eastern France:

In any given year only the Geminids and Perseids are noteworthy and neither are along the immediate path of the dragon.  The Draconids are usually among the most faint and sparse, with only occasional years of outbursts (e.g. 1933, 1946, 1985, 2011).  But this year was exceptional because God has been telling a story…

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Setting the Stage: The Bethlehem Star Returns

When Christ appeared the first time, magi (“wise men”) from the east followed a star to Jerusalem and ultimately to Bethlehem.  It is now widely thought that this “star” was none other than Jupiter in the years 3–2 BC, which had an unusually close conjunction with Venus.  You can read more about that here.

We’ve seen a similar repeat in the past few years.  It started in 2008 with an observation by Mark Biltz that a series of four Total Lunar Eclipses (Blood Moons) would fall on four consecutive Passovers and Tabernacles over a two-year period (2014–2015).  Like the magi of old, Christians everywhere began searching the skies for more clues.  It was soon discovered that an alignment in 2017 seemed to fit what the Apostle John saw in Revelation 12:1–2.

Then an incredible astronomical event occurred just three months before the final Blood Moon in the tetrad: a close conjunction of Jupiter and Venus occurred in the same constellation (Leo) and on the same day of the year, as the Bethlehem Star of 3 BC.  God was trying to get our attention.

A year later, in August 2016, another close Jupiter-Venus conjunction occurred.  It was the closest conjunction of the two planets in over 350 years.

Finally, another year later, an incredible Total Solar Eclipse passed over the entire length of the contiguous United States.  The shadow of the sun covered Casper, Wyoming (Casper is Chaldean for “wise man”) and passed over seven different towns called Salem—the shortened form of Jerusalem.

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Revelation 12

With the discovery of the upcoming Revelation 12 Sign, ancient Scriptures from the Old and New Testament were brought to light, which described the rapture of the Church and Tribulation in terms of a woman in labor with a corporate male child (e.g. Gen. 3:15–16Isa. 26:17–2166:7–9Jer. 30Mic. 5:3Gal. 4:261 Thess. 5:3–4).  The historical protestant understanding of the male child of Revelation 12 as the Church, which had been hidden for decades, was unearthed, as well (see here).
For those with eyes to see, it was more concretely recognized that the Book of Revelation is filled with literal truth and when John said He saw a sign in the heavens he wasn’t speaking in mere allegory.
We were able to piece together how these themes stretched across the entire length of the Bible and had parallel meanings:

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A Cosmic Conception

A few months after the last 2016 Jupiter-Venus conjunction, a once-in-history comet denoted “Borisov”, appeared to enter the womb of the constellation Virgo after leaving the loins of Leo the Lion.  This coincided with the planet Jupiter entering Virgo’s belly, as well.  It was the perfect depiction of a virginal insemination and after this go-round the comet will never be seen again.
Around the same time, a tragic fire in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, scorched almost everything in sight—save a page from Joel declaring “the day of the LORD is at hand.”  And in New York, the nations of the world voted to divide Jerusalem after the U.S. backed away from Israel’s defense.  On the other side of the world, record wildfires ravaged Israel.

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The Great Sign: September 23–24, 2017

Fast forward 9–10 months (the length of a human pregnancy) and the Revelation 12 Sign was upon us.  It was 33 days after the Great American Eclipse, which itself might have been the first part of another prophecy preceding the Day of the LORD.  An astronomical alignment of the sun, moon, and stars occurred that perfectly fit the description given in the first two verses of Revelation Chapter 12:

A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head.  She was pregnant and cried out in pain as she was about to give birth.

 

The sign was widely publicized and scrutinized, but, in the words of Greg over at A Little Strength:

Because that’s just about what the first sign was.  It was thunderingly clear and compelling…there was just no getting around it.  I mean, even the most ambitious efforts to debunk it just bounced off it like Nerf balls off the USS Nimitz.  Every critic who attacked it ended up looking like a misinformed clown—and there were hordes of them, content to keep tossing out the same tired old canards, not one of which held a thimbleful of water.  It was almost comical.  Even some reputable ministers and celebrity authors jumped on the bandwagon and made themselves look like complete fools in the run-up to 9/23/17.

Brother Paul, who many know as “Zeus Mossbender” released an excellent dissection of the ignorance on display as people futilely attempted to debunk God’s sign:

As incredible as it was that an astronomical alignment in our lifetime perfectly matched what the Apostle John recorded in 90 AD, it simply is what it is.  It has already proven its merit.  Now, one can certainly argue that it wasn’t the fulfillment of Revelation 12:1–2, but no one can argue that it doesn’t match the description.  It matched it perfectly and was a once-in-history event.

But to make this startlingly clear picture even clearer, God, in His infinite wisdom, decided to send two hurricanes our way, which would complete the picture of second nativity.  Luke wrote that there would be “signs in the sun, moon, and stars,” and that people would be perplexed by the “roaring and tossing of the sea.”  September 2017 was both, together.  The only sign in the Bible featuring sun, moon, and stars at the same time (Rev. 12:1–2) occurred simultaneously with two hurricanes called Mary and Joseph.

Hurricane Maria (Spanish for “Mary”) formed on September 16th and struck the Caribbean islands, becoming the third-costliest tropical cyclone in the entire world.  Ever.  Nearly $100 billion in damages.  Over 3,000 killed.  Puerto Rico is still recovering.

Hurricane José (Spanish for “Joseph”) formed on September 5th and dissipated two days after the Revelation 12 Sign, so both Hurricane Maria and José were simultaneously tearing through the Atlantic during the The Great Sign and the world was quite literally perplexed, frightened, and overwhelmed by the roaring and tossing of the sea.

 

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The Birth and Rapture Depicted
On October 13, 2017—Shemini Atzeret—which is the very last festival on the biblical calendar, Jupiter appeared to leave Virgo’s belly.  It was 42 weeks to the day from the United Nations’ vote to divide Israel on December 23, 2016—the length of a perfect pregnancy.
Then one month later, on November 13th, the planet Jesus Himself identifies with (Venus; see Rev. 22:162:28), came into close conjunction with Jupiter just outside of Virgo.  It was the perfect depiction of the LORD meeting His Church in the air:
Now many of us, myself included, had been so excited to see the LORD it was difficult to patiently watch the whole story play out, but in retrospect, so much more was revealed.  The story continued.
When the rapture really happens, what happens after we meet the LORD in the air?  We are presented before God’s Throne and undergo the Bema Seat Judgment.
On Christmas Day 2017, Jupiter entered Libra:
Some depictions of Libra resemble a throne, but it most often represents either the scales of justice (judgment) or an altar.  According to Revelation 8:3 the heavenly altar is immediately in front of God’s Throne.  No astronomical picture could more perfectly show the Church in Heaven while simultaneously undergoing the Bema Seat Judgment.
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A Building Crescendo

Over the course of the next year the world witnessed many more significant events all pointing to the nearness of Christ’s appearing:

1. The world again voting to divide Israel.

2. Turkey invading Syria (one of the several nations specifically involved in Ezekiel 38).

3. A once-in-150-year “Super-Blue-Blood Moon”.

4. The passing of Billy Graham at 99, as well as Chuck Missler.

5. The 70th anniversary of Israel, embassies opening in Jerusalem, and Third Temple coins minted.

6. The first Passover sacrifice near the Temple Mount since 68 AD.

7. Massive Israeli air raids in Syria following an Iranian attack.

8. The Israeli flag flying on the Temple Mount for the first time in 50 years (a Jubilee).

9. Talk of a 10-nation military confederation in Europe (perhaps a type or shadow of the 10 horns to come).

11. The end of the Iran deal.

12. President Erdogan of Turkey finally gaining dictatorial power.

13. The passage of the Jewish Nation-State Bill—an event of prophetic significance on par with 1948 and 1967.

14. The longest Blood Moon of the century, visible over Israel, which, when coupled with the Great American Eclipse a year earlier, may have formed the second fulfillment of a prophecy from Joel.

15. A game-changing deployment of S-300 air and missile defense interceptors to Syria in just the past week.

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Enter the Dragon

In Revelation 12, two separate astronomical signs are depicted.  The first, as we now know, was fulfilled last September.  The second, called “another sign” by John, may have just occurred, complete with a “great” red dragon ready to strike the male child and a tail sweeping down one-third of the stars in the sky.  I explain this in much more detail here, but in summary, the dragon has always been up in the sky waiting to devour the child (composed of Hydra, Lynx, Draco, the serpents in Hercules and Ophiuchus, the heads of Serpens, and the crowns of Corona Borealis).

But this arrangement was not sufficient in itself to fulfill the second sign of Revelation 12 until now.  For one, the first two verses of Revelation 12 were not fulfilled until last year, and chronologically-speaking, the dragon sign occurs afterwards.  Second, after the rapture of the Church we shall never again be separated from Christ.  Venus is (as of right now) right back where it was last year when it conjuncted with Jupiter.  Jupiter itself is about to leave Libra, which for all intents and purposes ends all of the astronomical depictions in Revelation 12.

With the depiction of the Church’s rapture, judgment, and glorification complete, the dragon and his angels are cast down to the earth.  That sign may have been exactly what the world witnessed last night as hundreds of “stars” appeared to fall from Heaven to the earth from Draco (remember that Serpens constitutes the seven heads, thus Draco is part of the body or tail of the dragon).  Small showers from the Aurigids, Orionids, and Sextantids were happening simultaneously along the dragon’s tail.

A Japanese astronomer measured last night’s large (and rare) Draconids outburst and found the peak rate of shooting stars to hit about 175 per hour.  Between the 195 and 196 markers below represents a 24-hour period.  The sharp rise in red between the two represents the main outburst that people all over the East Coast and Europe witnessed yesterday evening.  “ZHR” on the left is a measure of the number of meteoroids detected by radio per hour.  What you see below is roughly 1,000 total meteors—”stars” falling to earth—over the course of the past day.

 

Given that under absolutely perfect conditions (no clouds, city lights, or obstructions on the horizon) an observer on the earth can never see more that 4,548 stars from any given vantage point, the total number of falling “stars”, when factoring in the entire Draconid period (October 6–10) and the simultaneous Aurigids, Orionids, and Sextantids, may very well be approximately one-third that number.  Thus, we see an actual depiction of one-third of the stars of Heaven falling to earth.

This is where it gets interesting.  The outburst was large and unusual, but several years over the past century have exceeded it (1933, 1946, 1985, and 2011, being examples).  Does that make this year’s outburst less significant?  To the contrary.  Scripture is precise and perfect.  Some of those other years’ showers, for example, likely had a ZHR exceeding 1,000.  That means that over the course of those outbursts, more shooting stars appeared to fall to earth than there are visible stars in the sky.  That would not fit with the prophecy given in Revelation 12.  The meteor shower this year seems to have been just significant enough to match the prophecy.

Most observers though will only ever see one or two thousand stars at a time, because viewing conditions are rarely ever perfect.  For many who witnessed the stars falling last night, they could very well have been seeing the fulfillment of Revelation 12:3–4 without realizing.

But God has apparently desired to further confirm this story.  Revelation 12:7–9 tells us that the Archangel Michael, at the helm of God’s angelic army, is the one who casts satan and his hordes out of Heaven.

Daniel 12:1 says:

At that time Michael, the great prince who protects your people, will arise.  There will be a time of distress such as has not happened from the beginning of nations until then…

Is it then any wonder that yesterday, the very day of the Draconid meteor storm, Hurricane Michael formed as it churned through the Gulf of Mexico towards the United States?  Meteorologists expect it to hit the southeast United States as a Category 4.  This hurricane “stood up” on the very day that one-third of the stars appeared to fall.

 

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What Happens Now?

As I mentioned above, Jupiter will leave Libra in the next day or two and the picture will be complete.  Venus then appears to reverse course, undergoing retrograde motion, and returns to Virgo (Israel).  This fits perfectly with the prophecies that show that Christ doesn’t return His focus to Israel until after God has taken a people to Himself out of the Gentiles (Acts 15:14–18Rom. 11Mic. 5:3).

The picture is almost complete.

The heavenly signs preceding the Day of the LORD have reached or are nearing their very end.  What follows is the actual fulfillment of what these signs represent: the rapture of the Church into Heaven (Rev. 12:51 Thess. 4:16–18Isa. 26:19–21), the casting out of satan and his angels (Rev. 12:7–9), and the onset of the Day of the LORD.

Will there be a gap between the end of these signs and the actual prophetic fulfillments of what they represent?  No one knows the day or hour, but I pray that we will all in unison obey the words of Our LORD Jesus Christ:

When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.

If you are not right with the LORD, get right with Him now.  That includes all of you who would be justified by the Law because you have fallen from grace.  You have been given plenty of time to turn back and all of creation is groaning in labor pains for the children of God to be revealed.  The LORD loves you and wants you to be His, but He will not force your conversion.  His plan marches forward and time is all but up.

All of us have made a terrible mess of our lives and God has offered to clean up the mess, but the lawless and legalists, alike, either don’t recognize their need for cleaning or have too much pride to come to the LORD to be cleaned.

Come and be cleaned. (Click to Source)
~ MARANATHA ~
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Exclusive: Trump privately talks up executing all big drug dealers

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In Singapore, the death penalty is mandatory for drug trafficking offenses. And President Trump loves it. He’s been telling friends for months that the country’s policy to execute drug traffickers is the reason its drug consumption rates are so low.

“He says that a lot,” said a source who’s spoken to Trump at length about the subject. “He says, ‘When I ask the prime minister of Singapore do they have a drug problem [the prime minister replies,] ‘No. Death penalty’.”

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He often jokes about killing drug dealers… He’ll say, ‘You know the Chinese and Filipinos don’t have a drug problem. They just kill them.’
— A senior administration official to Axios
  • But the president doesn’t just joke about it. According to five sources who’ve spoken with Trump about the subject, he often leaps into a passionate speech about how drug dealers are as bad as serial killers and should all get the death penalty.
  • Trump tells confidants a softer approach to drug reform — the kind where you show sympathy to the offenders and give them more lenient sentences — will never work.
  • He tells friends and associates the government has got to teach children that they’ll die if they take drugs and they’ve got to make drug dealers fear for their lives.
  • Trump has said he would love to have a law to execute all drug dealers here in America, though he’s privately admitted it would probably be impossible to get a law this harsh passed under the American system.
  • Kellyanne Conway, who leads the White House’s anti-drug efforts, argues Trump’s position is more nuanced, saying the president is talking about high-volume dealers who are killing thousands of people. The point he’s making, she says, is that some states execute criminals for killing one person but a dealer who brings a tiny quantity of fentanyl into a community can cause mass death in just one weekend, often with impunity.

The substance: Trump may back legislation requiring a five-year mandatory minimum sentence for traffickers who deal as little as two grams of fentanyl. Currently, you have to deal forty grams to trigger the mandatory five-year sentence. (The DEA estimates that as little as two milligrams is enough to kill people.)

  • Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid, and much of it is manufactured in Chinese labs. It can be lethal in extremely small doses. Of the 64,000 people who died of drug overdoses in 2016, more than 20,000 overdosed on synthetic opioids like fentanyl, according to the National Institute for Drug Abuse.

Between the lines: Conway told me this kind of policy would have widespread support. “There is an appetite among many law enforcement, health professionals and grieving families that we must toughen up our criminal and sentencing statutes to match the new reality of drugs like fentanyl, which are so lethal in such small doses,” she said.

  • “The president makes a distinction between those that are languishing in prison for low-level drug offenses and the kingpins hauling thousands of lethal doses of fentanyl into communities, that are responsible for many casualties in a single weekend.”

What’s next: Trump wants to get tough on drug traffickers and pharmaceutical companies. Stay tuned for policy announcements in the not-too-distant future.

  • Trump and some of his advisers are discussing whether they might adopt other aspects of Singapore’s “zero tolerance” drug policies, like bringing more anti-drug education into schools.
  • Both Conway and the First Lady Melania Trump, who has taken a strong interest in the administration’s anti-drug policies, support getting better drug education and prevention into schools.  (Click to Source)

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Kingdom Now: Eschatological Error At The Beginning And End Of The Church Age

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Technical jargon created and employed by insiders, while useful and appropriate within a given field of expertise, often has a way of shutting down the conversation whenever such terms are tossed around by “the common folk.” In the case of biblical study, this failure to communicate can be especially disheartening if a new believer encounters a weighty word like dispensationalism or premillennialism, and then decides that it’s too complex and not for them to know.

After all, if the experts can’t agree, what makes me think that I can understand something like eschatology? Does holding to a specific view of eschatology even matter anyway? Sure, I’ll assent to the belief that Christ is coming back, and I know that I’m going to heaven when I die, but what does a thousand-year reign have to do with the here and now?

All good and relevant questions. And if you have asked, or are currently asking, yourself something along these lines, then this post is for you.

For starters, a proper understanding of biblical eschatology [end-times] does matter. Some pastors and teachers may not think that end-time specifics are all that important for life and practice today, but they should reconsider and ponder the implications of this proverb from Solomon’s pen:

The end of a matter is better than its beginning; likewise, patience is better than pride (Eccl. 7:8, NET).

Keep this verse in mind, because there is a strong correlation between a misunderstanding of our current age and a prideful heart. There are those preaching in pulpits today who say that we can have our best lives now. There are pastors teaching that suffering and illness have no place in the daily life of a child of God, and that if you only had enough faith, or if you would just say the right word, then you would be healed and could then receive God’s blessings in full.

My friends and fellow heirs in Christ, we should not be of the opinion that eschatology is a buffet— a free-for-all, whereby we can pick and choose the best option that suits our current lifestyle. A right view of future prophecy matters for life and practice now. Conversely, an errant view is like a deadly disease that goes undetected by the untrained eye and spreads throughout the body if allowed to run its course (see 2 Tim. 2:17-18).

Thankfully, those who have sharpened their senses (Heb. 5:14) can spot this pervasive eschatological error effecting the body of Christ today. One might identify this doctrinal disease in its various strains as: Kingdom Now, Christian Dominionism, Prosperity Theology, etc. I’ll also go one step further and label a couple of soft-forms of “kingdom now” theology: Amillennialism, Post-millennialism, and Preterist interpretations of the Olivet Discourse and the book of Revelation.

Regardless of how we label and identify this disease, it’s effect on the true body of Christ has been devastating. And it’s not a recent phenomenon either! We can find traces of the “kingdom now” doctrine all the way through the New Testament, which is largely set in the context of the 1st-century churches in modern day Greece and Turkey.

As you’ll see from this brief study, the eschatological errors plaguing the earliest churches are still alive and well in the 21st century. Eventually, and one day soon, the final and only cure will be to forcefully remove the true body of believers and leave the rest to go into unrelenting judgment and purging by fire.

In short, after reading this post, it is my hope that you will gain a greater appreciation for how one’s eschatology effects their mindset and behavior at the present [i.e. sanctification], for better or for worse. Also, my aim is to inspire those who are eagerly awaiting the return of the Lord Jesus Christ to persevere in suffering now, so that when He appears, you will rejoice and look forward to reigning with our King on the earth in the coming millennium and beyond (Rev. 5:1020:4-622:5).



Early Detection in the First Century

“Your boasting is not good. Don’t you know that a little yeast permeates the whole batch of dough?” (1 Cor. 5:6, HCSB).

In order to arrive at a sound interpretation of a verse or passage of Scripture, you have to start with the immediate context of the original author and his audience. One of the most helpful techniques for interpreting epistles, I learned from a professor in the Bible Exposition department at Dallas Seminary.

Dr. Charles Baylis suggests that we should first discover the problem, or problems, which the author addresses in the letter. Usually this is some form of false teaching (bad theology) that has taken hold in one of the churches. The church at Corinth, notorious for its carnality, had its fair share of problems, but most of these issues appear to stem from a single, major misunderstanding about this current age and whether the kingdom of God had come in full or not.

Once you grasp this theological root issue, the whole letter of First Corinthians opens up. The immense knowledge and spiritual gifts given to these new believers in Christ led them to a point where they became prideful and conceited [kinda like a “gifted and talented” teenager who might rebel against his parents after being granted certain freedoms].

A sampling of the background issues that the apostle Paul addresses in the letter include:

1) Some among the Corinthians were questioning the legitimacy of Paul’s apostleship because of his lack of worldly eloquence and how much he was suffering; thus, they deemed themselves to be more “spiritual” because of their own knowledge, wisdom, and prosperity (chapters 1–4).

2) Thinking that the kingdom of God had already arrived on earth, they no longer had the final judgment in view, and so sexual immorality spread and was even celebrated (chapters 5–6).

3) Thinking that they were already “like the angels in heaven” (c.f. Matt. 22:30), some considered the institution of marriage to be irrelevant or outdated (chapter 7).

4) There was an over-emphasis on the miraculous, “speaking in tongues,” and, interestingly enough, a disinterest in prophecy (chapters 12–14; see especially 1 Cor. 14:135).

5) Perhaps most relevant to addressing their “kingdom now” mindset, Paul affirms the necessity for a future bodily resurrection of the dead in Christ, which some were denying (chapter 15).

Do you see how the Corinthians’ false eschatological beliefs affected their daily lives? Anyone care to assert that eschatology isn’t that important or relevant to the present time? Right, it’s just a secondary issue, and we’re all just “prophecy nuts.”

And for good measure, here are some quotations from a few scholarly sources to confirm the strength of this underlying eschatological error within the church at Corinth:

Commentary from Charles Baylis:

These Corinthians had made the same error that many make today in their theology. They had misunderstood the age and the delay of the implementation of the kingdom. Thus they thought that since the age of the Law was gone, and they were in a new age, then they were enjoying the rewards of the kingdom now. Since Paul had explained that they were free from the Law (of the Jews) and everything was done, forgiveness of sins, new life, they thought that they were enjoying the kingdom now in this body. Thus, they denied the future earthly kingdom in a resurrected body, saying that everything was given to them by God…now! This is the kingdom, and they were enjoying its benefits…freedom from authority, law…and they were rewarded with riches, honor…and if they were not rewarded with these items, then they were not spiritual” (“Book of First Corinthians,” pg. 1; to read the rest of his commentary, go here).

Commentary from Benjamin Merkle:

From the evidence found in 1 Corinthians, it appears that the Corinthians were basing their Christianity on an erroneous view of spirituality caused by an embrace of over-realized eschatology. This doctrine affirms that the kingdom of God has come in all its fullness and therefore rejects the notion that the kingdom has ‘not yet’ fully arrived…[t]he influence of over-realized eschatology either directly or indirectly caused most of the problems that Paul seeks to correct in his first epistle to the Corinthians” (“Paul’s Arguments from Creation in 1 Corinthians 11:8-9 and 1 Timothy 2:13-14Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, 528-29).

Commentary from Michael Vlach:

Paul viewed the kingdom reign as future in 1 Corinthians 4 and 6. With 1 Cor. 4:8 he chided the Corinthians for thinking they were reigning already when they were not…in 1 Cor. 6:2-3 he stated that the kingdom reign of the saints involves judging angels, something that clearly was not happening in the present. So even before we arrive at 1 Corinthians 15 Paul already indicated that the kingdom is future” (Premillennialism: Why There Must Be a Future Earthly Kingdom of Jesus, pg. 103).

Ready for a little sanctified sarcasm? In order to get his point across, the apostle Paul gets a little feisty toward this rowdy group that was “puffed up” and “inflated with pride” (1 Cor. 4:6188:1). This next passage not only exposes the “kingdom now” error of the Corinthians, it also reveals the apostle’s desire to be reigning with Christ in the coming millennium:

For who makes you so superior? What do you have that you didn’t receive? If, in fact, you did receive it, why do you boast as if you hadn’t received it? You are already full! You are already rich! You have begun to reign as kings without us [the apostles]—and I wish you did reign, so that we could also reign with you! (1 Cor. 4:7-8, HCSB).

Paul’s statement really captures the Corinthian confusion perfectly: They had already begun to reign like kings with no regard for the age to come. And the apostle wishes they were right, because that would mean he, too, would be reigning along with them. But he knows better. The kingdom is yet future (c.f. 1 Cor. 6:9-10 – note the future tense, “…the unjust will not inherit God’s kingdom”).

The Corinthians weren’t the only ones who were “full” and “rich” and living it up as if they already had their crowns. A little ways across the Aegean, you had the Laodiceans…

Terminal in the Twenty-First Century 

“So because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I am going to vomit you out of my mouth!” (Rev. 3:16, NET).

In First Corinthians and the book of Revelation, I see some interesting parallels between the underlying beliefs at Corinth and Laodicea. I don’t think it is a stretch at all to say that Laodicea most likely had the same eschatological error as the Corinthians. Echoing Paul’s language in 1 Cor. 4, the Lord Jesus rebukes the church at Laodicea in a similar manner:

For you say, ‘I am rich, I have prospered, and I need nothing, not realizing that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked” (Rev. 3:17, ESV).

Compare Jesus’ words with Paul’s statement in 1 Cor. 4:8, “…you are full…you are rich!” The “kingdom now” cancer had spread from Corinth and latched on to the Laodiceans. And since Revelation 2–3 prophetically summarizes the entire Church Age, and given that we are rapidly approaching the conclusion of this age, the current forecast looks grim for the inheritors of the Laodicean legacy.

Christ has no words of commendation for this end-of-the-age church. Prophecy wasn’t welcome in ancient Corinth and Laodicea, and nor is it welcome in the mega-churches of today. Prosperity theology isn’t just an American phenomenon, either. This errant “kingdom now” doctrine that had humble beginnings has now spread all over the world.

Perhaps, we have Roman Catholicism to thank for adopting the false eschatology of the Corinthians, Augustine’s amillennialism, and exporting its “Christian” dominion from Rome to the four corners of the earth. And as stated earlier, the only cure to correct the haughtiness and pride of these last-days “Christian” churches is a swift and surgical removal of the true believing remnant while leaving the remainder to go into the Tribulation (c.f. Rev. 2:22-233:10).

The ironic end of those who identify themselves as “Christian” and say in their hearts, “I am full, I am rich, and I need nothing,” will be the shocking exposure of their spiritual blindness and poverty.

Remember the Solomonic proverb, “The end of a matter is better than its beginning…patience is better than pride” (Eccl. 7:8). In a similar vein, those who correctly understand the times will patiently wait for their King to return. However, those who live like kings in this present evil age (Gal. 1:4) will be sorely disappointed when the King of kings returns and ends their party. They did not learn the principle of “cross before crown,” and they skipped over the last part of verses like Rom. 8:17, “…if indeed we suffer with Him…” and Php. 1:29, “…you should not only believe in Him but also suffer for His sake.”

Continuing with the parallels of First Corinthians and Revelation, I find it interesting that Paul says in 1 Cor. 4:18, “Now some are inflated with pride, as though I were not coming to you” (HCSB). And in the letters to the seven churches in Revelation, we find the same attitude among those who are either asleep (Rev. 3:3), or inflated with pride (Rev. 3:16-17). Both are not expecting the Lord to return.

It’s no coincidence that Jesus identifies himself as “the ruler of God’s creation” to the Laodiceans in his opening address (Rev. 3:14; the Greek word arche can also be translated as “first” and “ruler/principality” in addition to “beginning”). He lets them know right away who’s really in charge. For those in Laodicea who heed His message, they are promised Christ’s throne at His return (Rev. 3:21). Again, not a coincidence.

So, as Paul would say (1 Cor. 4:21), which way would you rather have it? Jesus is coming back soon whether you’re ready or not. Do you want the rod of iron, or gentle staff of the Shepherd? (c.f. Rev. 3:19-20). If you want to escape the Tribulation and be ushered immediately in to the King’s table, then you had better check to see if you are clothed with the King’s righteousness (“What is the gospel?“).

If you are already a believer, clothed with Christ’s righteousness, then I pray that you have your eschatology straight. Hopefully, after reading through this study and traveling from Corinth to Laodicea all the way to our present day at the end of the Church Age, you get the picture. A sound doctrine of the future [eschatology] matters today.

In closing, here are three key takeaways:

1) Premillennialism is a fancy way of saying that you agree with the teaching of Scripture that the kingdom of God has not yet come in its fullness. We still await the return of the Son of God, Son of David to rule on earth from Jerusalem—the duration of this future reign having been disclosed in the last book of the Bible, which the apostle John states explicitly as 1,000 years (Rev. 20:1-10).

2) Though some textbooks, commentaries, preachers and teachers present eschatology as if it were choosing a soup de jour, don’t be fooled. All views are not equally valid, and you have to land somewhere. As shown in the study above, orthodoxy precedes orthopraxy (i.e. right doctrine leads to right practice). Therefore, a correct eschatology should result in faithful obedience to God’s will during this present age [dispensation], which includes suffering for Christ before reigning with Him.

3) Now that you are equipped, help set others free who are trapped in prosperity theology. Minister to those coming out of a “kingdom now” mindset who are reeling from the shipwreck of their faith. Finally, look forward to your future crown without envy for those who call themselves a Christian and yet live like they are already reigning in the millennium.

God, our Father, may Your kingdom come and Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. And, come Lord Jesus! Gather us together and get us ready to reign with You!

Amen.  (Click to Source)

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Wickedness Waiting In The Wings

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Merriam-Webster defines counterfeit: made in imitation of a genuine article without authorization and especially with intent to deceive or defraud.

Jesus and the Apostles – The Originals

We know that Satan always tries to counterfeit God.  We see it throughout Scripture but especially in the Book of Revelation where he mimics the Triune God of the Bible with the Beast, the False Prophet, and the Anti-Christ.  There are other players in this final drama that we don’t talk too much about, the 10 kings.

The Club of Rome’s 10 Kingdoms – Sponsored by the UN

We meet these nefarious 10 kings several times in Scripture, (Dan 2:31-35Dan 2:40-45Dan 7:7-819-24Rev 13:1-2Rev 17:3,7) but most explicitly in Daniel 7:24 and then again in Revelation 17:12,16.

The imagery of Revelation requires an understanding of the symbols, a horn in ancient culture was a symbol of royal power.  It is why today, crowns have spires resembling horns.  The 10 kings, the False Prophet, and the Anti-Christ are all subservient to the Beast who is Satan.  Thus, we have the counterfeit 12 Apostles, but who are they?

Ancient Kings and Idols with Horns

The bible is quite clear that the man of perdition will not come to power until the great restrainer is taken out of the way.  We now understand that the restrainer is the Holy Spirit-indwelt Church.  Thus, any Christian living today cannot be certain of the identity of these men but something occurs to me that we should explore….

There are always and have always been 12 men waiting in the wings, always 12 men striving for the top position, and 12 men always controlled and committed to the service of the Devil.  

They can read, they know that at some point the world will be given over to them.  Even if they did not live at the time of the end, the Devil would trick them into doing his bidding.  Jesus himself, confirmed this authority when he did not rebuke Satan for his offer to give Jesus the kingdoms of the earth, so we know he has the power.  These wicked men run after the Devil with all of their hearts.

Think of it, twelve highly placed and regarded Satanists wielding the power of the Devil on this Earth.  Preying on the people and each other:  what depraved and horrible things must they have to do to themselves to achieve such a position?

Satan must structure the rules to keep them in line, otherwise, they’d kill each other.  He must dangle rank, wealth, and power in front of them enticingly.  They each strive to achieve the highest place in the Dark Kingdom to come.  They are waiting… right now, there are twelve men who think they will ascend, one will be the Antichrist. (Click to Site)

Satanic Temple headquarters to open quietly in Salem

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When The Satanic Temple officially opens its doors on Friday, Salem will become home to the organization’s international headquarters.

But pitchfork-wielding mobs protesting the move seem unlikely, as the fire-and-brimstone theology of the Puritans who once populated the city has given way to a “live and let live” attitude in present day Salem.

Less than a mile from Gallows Hill — the notorious spot where villagers executed more than a dozen people accused of witchcraft in the 1690s — an 1882 Victorian on Bridge Street will serve as The Satanic Temple’s first physical headquarters, said Lucien Greaves, the temple’s spokesman.

“The history of Salem is also part of the history of Satanism,” Greaves said. “I feel that [Salem] is a very appropriate place for this” temple.

The Satanic Temple building, which is zoned as an art gallery, will open to the public with art installations, lectures, and film screenings, said Greaves, a Cambridge resident. (Click to Article)

Israel will save civilization as the Spartans did at Thermopylae

Europe’s world is becoming “Judenrein” and Israel stands alone.

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PM Benjamin Netanyahu is obviously right in his “No Jews” address. While Israel is far from “Arabrein”, a Nazi-like ideology is spread by the Palestinian Authority to turn Judea and Samaria in a “free of Jews” region.

The ethnic cleansing of “the settlers” is the only one that the world applauds. Netanyahu’s speech, in fact, has been rejected by the White House.

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) also adopted a “Jüdenrein” (free of Jews) policy by giving credit to the suprematist Islamic rights over Jerusalem’s Temple Mount, Judaism’s holiest site for thousands of years..

France is also increasingly becoming a “Jüdenrein” nation in which it is no longer safe to be openly Jewish. And where France goes, the rest of Europe follows. (Click to Article)

Obama Praises Globalism While Acknowledging Its Faults

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In his last address before the United Nations Tuesday, President Barack Obama acknowledged that globalism has led “to a collision of cultures” but urged countries to embrace liberal democracy and internationalization.

Obama told world leaders to recognize that violence and poverty are at historic lows.

“I believe that we need to acknowledge these achievements in order to carry this progress forward,” Obama said. “In order to move forward, though, we do have to acknowledge that the existing path to global integration requires a course correction.”

The president said those who trumpet the benefit of globalization have ignored inequalities in their countries and “the enduring appeal of ethnic and sectarian identities.” Obama added that many government institutions around the world have been unfit to handle the changes globalization has brought. (Click to Article)

Foreign Troops Training to Execute Americans Who Won’t Surrender Their Guns

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In the 8 months that the drill  known as Unconventional Warfare Exercise 16 (UWEX 16) have been taking place, I have received 5 communications in various forms which have alerted me to the true nature of these drills. Unlike Jade Helm 15, UWEX 16 is covert.  The only word that comes out of UWEX 16 is from the participants or their family members who are freaked out.  There is a complete blackout of information by the MSM.

The media silence tells me that these drills could be snap drills and could go live at any moment. Of the emails I have received on this topic, the following two emails are the most disturbing. It is with some trepidation that I offer these emails because I know I am putting a big bullseye on my back. I feel like I am a magnet for these communications because I have been writing about UWEX since its inception and, of course, my work with the movie Amerigedon has brought this kind of attention to myself. (Click to Article)

Hillary Clinton: CHRISTIANS IN AMERICA Must ABANDON FAITH IN CHRIST, Adhere To NEW LIBERAL LAWS

A Vote for Clinton, and you can kiss Goodbye to the USA

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VIA| Hilary Clinton just said that Christians must deny their Faith through the enforcement of laws, by stating that the Christian belief in being pro-life, and anti-abortion, must change, and that this should be done through laws and “political will.” If Christians must change Christian teachings in regards to abortion, then what Hilary Clinton is essentially saying is that Christians must deny their Faith. Hillary Clinton, speaking at the Women in the World Summit on April 23, made the statement:  (Click to Article)