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Perilous Times Are Here! February 9, 2024

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Now The End Begins
By Geoffrey Grider, NTEB Founder, Author & Editor-in-Chief

New Children’s Book ‘The Baptism Of Jesus’ Painting The Spotless Lord As A Sinner Who Needs Baptism ‘To Wash My Sins Away’ Is Pure Heresy

Jesus got baptized by John the Baptist to fulfill God’s righteousness, not to wash away any sin because He was sinless

The children’s book ‘The Baptism of Jesus’ teaches that “John the Baptist lived a simple life. He went around sharing his important message and persuading people to let him wash their sins away. He told people to live better lives and prepare for someone who could baptize not with water but with God’s love. This someone was Jesus and he did come and he asked John to baptize him.” The photo graphic has Jesus saying “I have come to the river to wash away my sins”. Umm. No. Full stop. Jesus was and is sinless, on every level, teaching that He had sin is a Laodicean heresy that we are nipping in the bud right now. But as long as we are on the subject, let’s take a look and see why Jesus was baptized.

“Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him. But John forbad him, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he suffered him.”
Matthew 3:13-15 (KJV)

First of all, Jesus is submitting Himself to the baptism of John because He is fulfilling a type as He presents Himself to Israel as the ‘suffering servant’ of Isaiah 53. Second, John the Baptist is shocked, and doesn’t want to to it because he knows Jesus is the sinless and spotless lamb of God. But Jesus gently rebukes him, and says it needs to be done to ‘fulfill all righteousness’. Jesus is showing the people that He is the Lamb, without spot or blemish. But Jesus is only doing this ceremonially because He has no sin to either wash away or repent of. So we can safely conclude that the writer of this book did this out of ignorance of scripture, or did it intentionally to try and make the Lord look bad. All this is ‘par for the course’ here in the lukewarm Laodicean end of the Church Age.

Harbingers Daily
‘Palestinian Representatives’ Do Not Want A Two-State Solution; They Want The Final Solution

By Alex McFarland: The schoolyard bully who bruises the little girl. The thug who pushes an old woman to her death on the subway rails. The gang that robs a jewelry store and stabs the owner. The coward who carjacks and shoots the driver. They’re all guilty of crimes against innocent lives. The abortionist who wields forceps may kill a preborn baby legally, but the end is the same — innocent and alive moments earlier, dead and discarded now because someone had the power to do it.

The war in Israel is only the latest example of the cheapening of human life. The abortifacient pill, gun, or missile aimed at civilian centers all say that might equal right. My superior ideals or brute force justify any action I take. If no one can stop me, I’m right. Political rhetoric suggests support for the innocent, but street protests belie the philosophy that anything is acceptable if it furthers your cause.

Israel has the right to defend herself, but only if no innocent people die — well, except for Jews.

Prophecy News Watch
Joshua Arnold/Washington Stand

By Joshua Arnold/Washington Stand: Last year, an ostensibly evangelical college in England sacked a professor, Dr. Aaron Edwards, over a February tweet advocating a biblical view of sexuality and marriage. The incident was only one occurrence of religious persecution in Western democracies in 2023; dozens more are catalogued in Family Research Council's updated report, "Free to Believe? The Intensifying Intolerance Toward Christians in The West." That list is "not exhaustive," noted Family Research Council President Tony Perkins. Rather, it's "just making the point."

Edwards taught Christian theology at Cliff College, a Methodist-affiliated school in England, which he described as "the last bastion of evangelicalism" in British Methodism (with the term "evangelicalism" here referring to those who still hold to the biblical gospel).

During a panel discussion at the 2024 International Religious Freedom Summit (IRF), Edwards explained that United Methodism was enmeshed in controversy over an upcoming vote on same-sex marriage. The Cliff College faculty was divided, too, and Edwards had engaged his colleagues in many respective debates -- that is, before a simple, viral tweet ended his teaching career.

Heydon Music News
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War In Israel Has Long Way To Go

Host Derek Gilbert: Israelis are encouraging the war cabinet led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to open a new front in the north to ensure that Hezbollah is no longer able to threaten Israel. This means the war will last months, at least.

5) Israel rejects Hamas ceasefire demands, mulls operation against Hezbollah;

4) U.S. airstrike in Baghdad kills militia leader responsible for deadly attack on U.S. outpost in Jordan;

3) White House skirts First Amendment in demanding online censorship of unapproved views;

2) AI learning to hide its bad intentions from programmers;

1) DEI initiatives in airline industry leading to engineers and pilots being hired for skin color and gender identity rather than competence.

Stew Peters Network

EU Threatens Tucker With TRAVEL BAN: NATO Nations TRIGGERED By Truth

Synopsis: Former candidate for the Brexit party Jim Ferguson is here to talk about Tucker Carlson’s interview with Vladimir Putin and the EU’s tyrannical response.