Miss World America Strips Conservative Activist Kathy Zhu of Miss Michigan Title Over Her Refusing to Wear Muslim Head Sack "Hijab" ... “being racist, Islamophobic and insensitive”
7-18-19, Gateway Pundit -- The heartbroken 20-year-old University of Michigan student conservative commentator Kathy Zhu was expelled from Miss World America's [MWA]. The State Director Laurie DeJack declared and accused Kathy of “being racist, Islamophobic and insensitive.” One of the issues was a tweet in which Zhu declared that the majority of black deaths are caused by other black citizens. Also at issue was that Kathy refused to allow an Islamic activist to put a Muslim hijab [head sack] on her head during an event on university campus.
Zhu responded by saying: “What is ‘insensitive’ is that women in the Middle East are getting STONED TO DEATH for refusing to obey their husband’s orders to wear hijabs. A Muslim woman tried to FORCIBLY put a hijab on my head without my permission. I tweeted about it on my social media, and it got the attention of the media. Almost everyone was supportive of me refusing to be put in that situation.” She asked Dejack: "Are the people in MWA implying that they advocate for the punishment of women who refuse to wear a hijab?”
Following her refusal to wear the hijab, angry Twitter users had attempted to get the Chinese-American student expelled from her university. DeJack also sent Zhu an email demanding that she return her crown and sash, as well as remove any mention of having participated in MWA from all of her social media. More here
Kathy Khu, who goes by @PoliticalKathy on Twitter can be seen below posing with her gun while wearing a MAGA hat and standing in front of a Trump MAGA banner. The MAGA beauty also claims she was “stripped” of her Miss Michigan title, “due to my refusal to try on a hijab in 2018, my tweet about black on black gun violence, and “insensitive” statistical tweets.”
Zhu replied: “Statistics and facts are not always pleasant. It’s disgusting how you would rather lie to the public’s face than be supportive of someone that is trying to make a difference by talking about subjects that no one dares to say.” More here
Moderate Democrats Should Worry About Their Own 2020 Candidates ...
7-1-19, TheNation -- Moderate Democrats Should Worry About Their Own 2020 Candidates because onlybold ideas and big plans are the the only way to animate an anti-Trump backlash.
There Are No Moderate Democratic Presidential Candidates For 2020
4-18-19, Federalist -- In a party tilting hard left, moderation in the 2020 race is now a function of personality, not policy stances, which must inevitably cater to radicals.
The most interesting thing about South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg candidacy is not the possibility that he could be America’s first homosexual president [and he has a 'husband]. Rather, that he's perceived as a leading moderate in the 2020 Democrat presidential race.
God Created Heaven, Earth, Oceans, Animals, Man [grasshoppers]+
Why So Few Black Players in US Major League Baseball?
4-16-19, According to America's Major League Baseball, only 7.7 percent of current MLB players are Black. There are 68 African American players among the total of 882 players on opening-day rosters.
Michigan baseball recruited a racially diverse roster
6-21-19, PJStar.com -- Major League Baseball draws athletes from across the United States, Latin America and Asia; but in the college ranks, nearly every aspect of the game is overwhelmingly white kids.
7-16-19, NYPost -- Remember Obama's repeated claim that with his signature health insurance plan all Americans could: KEEP DOCTOR, KEEP INSURANCE? Well, former Vice President Joe Biden recently repeated the same claim ... in 2013 Obama received the “lie of the year” award for it... guess Biden was asleep in 2013.
"And the disciples were called Christians..."
7-16-19, Archives of Billy Graham -- In the third century Cyprian, the Bishop of Carthage, wrote to his friend Donatus:
“It is a bad world, Donatus, an incredibly bad world; but I have discovered in the midst of it a quiet and holy people, who have learned a great secret. They have found a joy which is a thousand times better than any of the pleasures of our sinful life.
They are despised and persecuted, but they care not.
They are masters of their souls. They have overcome the world. These people, Donatus, are Christians . . . and I am one of them.”
John 16:22; 1 Peter 1:1-9; Galatians 5:22
CLOUD COVER ACCOUNTS FOR REAL CHANGES IN GLOBAL TEMPERATURES - Not Mankind's activities
Cloud cover accounts for the real changes in global temperatures is further supported by researchers at Kobe University in Japan who published a nearly simultaneous paper that reveals how changes in our planet’s magnetic field govern the intensity of solar radiation that reaches the lower atmosphere, causing cloud formation that alters global temperatures. More here
The House Democrats Face a Grim Future
7-13-19, RealClearPolitics-- Democrat candidates all promising some kind of wonderful, new, free thing. Whatever Pelosi's plans might have been, they've been lost in a fog of anti-Semitism and left-wing radicalism. If Ilhan Omar isn't causing Pelosi trouble, Ocasio-Cortez is. She has to downplay flatulent cows and the 'green new deal'. It's enough to make one pity her. Almost.
Reasons You're Having Trouble Collecting an Insurance Payout ...
WHEN INSURANCE WORKS like it's supposed to, it can be a little like the movie where the sheriff rides into town and rescues you from the bad guys. When insurance doesn't work the way you thought it would, it can also be like the movies – but the one where the sheriff rides into town and turns out to be the bad guy's best friend.
7-10-19, WashTimes -- An epidemic of false identities, massaged resumes and warped ancestries has broken out among the current Democrat presidential primary candidates.
- Sen. Bernie Sanders, Vermont is running as a socialist, waging rhetorical class warfare against the haves on behalf of the have-nots. He is now a millionaire promising free stuff to voters.
- NY Mayor "Bill de Blasio" was actually born Warren Wilhelm Jr. ... the Latinate “de Blasio” apparently ranks higher than the overtly German “Wilhelm” in New York.
- Dem from Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren, for years claimed Native American ancestry then she took a DNA test that proved she's no more Native-American than most Americans.
- Robert Francis O’Rourke, is a rich white male who grew up in affluence. Mr. O’Rourke adopted the name “Beto,” Spanish abbreviation for “Roberto.” The Spanish-speaking, Irish-American O’Rourke, with a wink and nod, has assumed a useful near-Latino identity... more here
To Skeptics, Scoffers and Deniers
Dedicated* to those who think Christianity is an archaic, misogynistic, biased, racist, intolerant, homophobic, obtuse and outdated belief system.
Jesus said, "Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled... There shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God..."
7-15-19, ** -- A warning: There is coming a day that skeptics, scoffers, deniers and agnostics cannot escape from, either through death or the apocalypse. It's coming whether you think truth is relative or irrelevant. If, after looking at some reasonable and concise points regarding why Christianity and the Bible can be trusted and you still don't want to believe…that’s on your head. [Ezekiel 33:1-11]
The collective world has never enjoyed a time such as the one we are currently in. We take many modern conveniences for granted like: electricity, motorized machinery, heating and cooling, food production, instant communication and the Internet. However, mankind has returned to the consensus that God is dead, man is god and everyone does what they think is right in their own eyes. The Bible details a time before the global flood  in antediluvian history where mankind arrived at a similar conclusion: “Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.” Genesis 6:5 [Judges 17:6, 21:25; Proverbs 21:2, 26:12]
Even the most ardent skeptic must conclude; either the Bible is true or it’s not. If you believe the Bible is not true, then quit reading this and go on about your life. However, if you have questions and only doubt … there’s more. Either the Bible is 100% true or it’s all a lie. It’s far too interwoven to be both true and false. In other words, every book within the Bible connects with every other book within the Bible in such a way, that it would be impossible to separate them or have them contradict  each other. Example: The last canonized Old Testament book, was written by the prophet Malachi (circa 450-424 BC). This was over three-hundred years before Jesus Christ was born in Bethlehem. We see that nothing in the Old Testament conflicts with anything in the New Testament.
How can that be?
The Old Testament was largely written by the Jewish people who practiced Judaism; to the point their descendants killed the prophesied Messiah Jesus Christ [Matthew 26:53] (of whom they still deny to this day). The New Testament was largely written by Jews who practiced Christianity because of this same Messiah Jesus Christ (of whom they affirm to this day). So the same system of worship Jesus Himself kept, Judaism, ended up killing Him because He fulfilled the things that system said the Messiah had to fulfill?? Yes, paradox abounds.
Almighty God requires a blood sacrifice of a perfect being for forgiveness of sin. (Leviticus 17:11; Isaiah 53:7-9; Matthew 26:28; John 1:29) We must understand one simple principle, then it all makes perfect sense: They are two parts of the same whole: Christianity is Judaism fulfilled.
From Creation to the Patriarchs, the Law, the Prophets, the Psalms, Proverbs and so on, are all part of the foundation for the New Testament. Furthermore, the Old Testament does not and could not exist in a messiah vacuum. Beginning in Genesis 3:15, the Old Testament requires and demands a Messiah figure to come as its culmination point.
The first century Hebrew Pharisees and Sadducee’s believed that the Messiah who would come, would only be a man like Moses or David. This man would throw off the shackles of Gentile domination that had hounded them for centuries. What they wanted, was the kingdom that was promised to them all throughout the Old Testament (Isaiah 2, 11, 66; Ezekiel 40-48; Daniel 2; Psalm 2; etc.). However, Jesus was not just trying to free the Jews from Gentile oppression, He was freeing all of mankind from the bondage of sin and death.
When Jesus, the Messiah, did come His primary mission was to make them (the Jews) a people fit for the kingdom. That is what the eight Beatitudes were all about in Jesus' "Sermon on the Mount" [Matthew 5:1, 7:29]. Of course, these were impossible to keep, so instead they killed Him by having the Romans crucify Him naked on a wooden cross [Matthew 27:27-55] as foretold by King David a thousand years earlier:
“My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me? Why are You so far from helping Me,And from the words of My groaning? 2 O My God, I cry in the daytime, but You do not hear; And in the night season, and am not silent…6 But I am a worm, and no man; A reproach of men, and despised by the people. 7 All those who see Me ridicule Me; They shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying, 8 “He trusted in the Lord, let Him rescue Him; Let Him deliver Him, since He delights in Him!”…Many bulls have surrounded Me; Strong bulls of Bashan have encircled Me. 13 They gape at Me with their mouths, Like a raging and roaring lion. 14 I am poured out like water, And all My bones are out of joint; My heart is like wax; It has melted within Me. 15 My strength is dried up like a potsherd, And My tongue clings to My jaws; You have brought Me to the dust of death. 16 For dogs have surrounded Me; The congregation of the wicked has enclosed Me. They pierced My hands and My feet; 17 I can count all My bones. They look and stare at Me. 18 They divide My garments among them, And for My clothing they cast lots.”
Christianity finds the culmination of all the Old Testament Law and Prophets fulfilled in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus the Christ (Hebrew- Yeshua Hamashiach, or the Greek rendering of the name, Iesus Cristos). Of all the would-be messiahs who have come and gone in Israel’s four-thousand years of history, only Jesus of Nazareth:
a) fits the prophesied timeline perfectly (Daniel 9:24-27) and
b) fulfilled over 108 specific prophecies concerning His coming. [Matthew 23:37-39]
However, because that generation (Jesus’s contemporaries) rejected Him as their Messiah, He said: “I will return again to My place Till they acknowledge their offense. Then they will seek My face; In their affliction they will earnestly seek Me.” Hosea 5:15
That time of His return has many names and is broken down into several segments. Collectively it is known as the day of the Lord. [Jeremiah 30:5-7; Zechariah 14:1-5; Joel 2:1-17; Amos 5:15-24; Matthew 24:42-51; 1 Thessalonians 5:1-9; Revelation 3:1-3]
- Egyptians enslaved them
- Canaanites continually attacked them
- Philistines continually attacked them
- Assyrians conquered them
- Babylonians conquered them
- Persians kept them under Gentile rule
- Greeks kept them under Gentile rule
- Romans kept them under Gentile rule
- Romans destroyed Jerusalem, exiled the remnants
- English expelled them in 1290
- French expelled them in 1306
- Spanish expelled them in 1492
- Russians allowed pogroms against them
- Germans tried to exterminate them
- Arabs/Muslims been at continual war/aggression with them
- Leftist Progressives have increasingly turned against them
All of these have at one point or another, persecuted, attacked, laid siege too, imprisoned, conspired against, confiscated the wealth of, and expelled the Jewish people from their lands.
God had made unconditional promises to Israel’s forefathers (i.e., the patriarchs Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob) in Genesis 12:1, 15:1, 17:1, 15-19, 28:1, Jeremiah 31:40 and more. He will give them the kingdom here on earth with Jesus reigning from Jerusalem for a thousand years, because God cannot lie, and what thing He has determined, He will do. (Isaiah 46:9-10)
Since the Bible comes from the Jews (both Old and New Testaments), Jesus Christ was Jewish, and the Bible states Satan hates the Jews and is currently running this planet (Luke 4:4-6, 1 John 5:13, 19), it only makes sense that Satan has been in a perpetual state of war against them.
Christ will visibly return judge the nations. So regardless of your beliefs, philosophies, college degrees, wokeness, political correctness, gender identity, victim identity, anyone who does not repent and accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior personally [Psalm 86:5; Luke 13:3], will die in their sins, and be eternally separated from God (John 14:6). This is what you have to look forward too if you are not born again in Christ Jesus. [John 3:3, 7; Revelation 20:10-15]
I may not have persuaded you to believe that Jesus is Lord of Lords and King if Kings [1 Timothy 6:15; Revelation 17:14, 19:11–16]; that the end of this age is coming and very soon, but simply look around and ask yourself three questions:
- Does the Bible really know the future?
- Does the technology exist today for a one-world government to effectively run the world?
- If the Bible isn’t true, when was it disproved and by whom?
You strongly believe that all religions essentially are the same and need to coexist. You also believe that “true” Christianity is not about sharing the good news that Jesus died for your sins, but about feeding the poor, clothing the naked, and housing the homeless.
In your view, tolerance is everything and the only thing you cannot tolerate, is intolerance. This is the 21st century after all, and if a man wants to marry another man, so be it. If a man wants to identify as a woman, or vice versa, so be it. Women should be paid the same as men, regardless of the job they do, because of gender equality (even though you believe gender is a fluid concept). If a woman wants to marry her cat or the Pacific Ocean, so be it. If people want to come into this country “illegally,” they should, because nations shouldn’t have borders.
Perhaps you think life doesn’t begin in the womb, but only when a parent and a doctor agree that it begins (even if the baby is already born). Love doesn’t have gender (or age), and objective truth is just some racist construct meant to oppress minorities. In the 21st century, post-modern, post-Christian America, emotions trump facts, and truth is relative. Truth is whatever you want it to be.
 Dr John Osgood, Global flood, 2304 BC here https://creation.com/the-date-of-noahs-flood
 Contradiction Claims: https://www.allaboutgod.com/faq/contradictions.htm
*Excerpted and adapted full original report from Pete Garcia here http://rev310.com/2019/07/nowhere-to-hide-part-i-dedicated-to-the-skeptics-scoffers-and-deniers
A Nation of Free Men or Free Things
1.Free college - but the indoctrination is the price.
2.Free health care - by giving up the freedom to pick your own health care is the price.
3.Free everything else
The difference between freedom and free things has been progressively erased so that many think that the American Revolution we celebrate on ‘Independence Day’ the 4th of July was fought because the British weren’t providing affordable health insurance to the colonies. All that England’s Crown really wanted was for the colonists was to pay their “fair share,” a share that was determined thousands of miles away. All that the colonists wanted was the rights of Englishmen who no longer were under the ‘care’ of Britain – ‘no taxation without representation!’  After a great deal of bloodshed, the colonists won the right to be Americans instead. [..snip]
The United States of America has become a nation overflowing with the right to things paid for with other people’s money. A nation where the government gives you food, housing and education; while Walmart gives you cheap products made in China, that used to be made in America, back when people were able to afford health care, housing and food without having to pick each other’s pockets.
There is a big difference between a free country and a country of free things. You can have one or the other, but you can’t have both.
*Excerpted full original report from Daniel Greenfield here http://sultanknish.blogspot.com/2019/07/a-nation-of-free-men-or-free-things.html
Facts of 1776 Revolutionary War in America here
12-24-18, DailyWire -- The mainstream media are unabashedly continuing their disturbing promotion of so-called "drag kids." On Saturday, CNBC published a video tweet of Desmond Napoles [AKA "Desmond is Amazing"] he's an 11-year-old little boy who, in full 'drag' costume a Gwen Stefani-lookalike, "performed" a dance at a Brooklyn NY gay bar [3 Dollar Bill] while collecting dollar bills from the adult men in the crowd.
7-12-19, Fox -- Speaker Pelosi clashes with leftist Democrat freshmen women representatives; she has worked to keep the Democrat caucus in line, specifically four newly-elected outspoken women of color - two Muslims from Minnesota, a bartender from New York and a progressive from Boston.
6-24-19, FoxNews -- “...there has to be some reason why he's [Obama] not endorsing him [Biden].” Pres Trump told The Hill. In April 2019, shortly after he officially announced his long-expected 2020 run, former Vice President under Obama .... Joe Biden said: "I asked President Obama not to endorse; whoever wins this nomination should win it on their own merits.”
'A MIGHTY FORTRESS IS OUR GOD!'
7-14-19, John Haller Weekly Prophecy Report --
John is amazing; he explained that he had some kind of infection on his face and was hospitalized for 3 days this past week. He took the time in the hospital to read and prepare his report! Thank you, John! May the Lord bless you and heal you.
The report today: About depravity in the USA, the world map, Middle East - Russia still has designs on areas of Middle East - Syria wants US & Turkey Out - and more.
One hour 14 min video here
It emerged from its test and development phase in 1934; 75 were produced, it had a crew of 3 and ten passengers. Its capabilities was showcased by entering a long-distance air race in 1934, the MacRobertson Air Race from England to Australia.
How Many TVs in the World? | Reference.com - An estimated 1.6 billion television sets were in use globally in about 1.42 billion households as of 2011 and about 4.2 billion people watch it.
In 1959, Xerox released the “914”—the first easy-to-use photocopier. The culmination of more than 20 years of experimentation. No more arduous task of coping by hand.
According to CNET, the world has 8.6 billion mobile telephone connections. The raw smart phone data ... China leads with 775 Million users.
The Three Appearings of Christ
“For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us.”
7-1-19, Henry Morris, PhD -- Although we usually think in terms of two appearances of Christ, once at His first coming and again at His second coming, the ninth chapter of Hebrews specifically refers to three “appearings,” each involving a different Greek word. With reference to His first appearing, we read: “Now once in the end of the [age] hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself” (v. 26). The word used here means “to make manifest.” It is the word used in 1 John 3:5: “He was manifested to take away our sins.”
His second coming is the topic in Hebrews 9:28, where the word means to show oneself visibly. “Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.”
However, there is also a third appearing mentioned in Hebrews 9:24, and this is the one referring to Christ’s present and perpetual appearance on our behalf in the presence of God in heaven. The word here means “to inform,” referring to His advocacy on our behalf as our “defense attorney,” so to speak:
- Not only did Christ die for us
- Not only will He come for us
- Right now, He is interceding for us as our Advocate. Job 16:19-20; 1 John 2:1
This work of Christ on our behalf is vitally important, although we do not think of it nearly as much as we do His two other appearings. This appearing affects us right now, every day, and is of infinite value. “If any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: And he is the propitiation for our sins” (1 John 2:1-2). “Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.” (Hebrews 7:25) Source
"Sweden is at War"
- In January 2019, a so-called unaccompanied minor from Afghanistan, Sadeq Nadir, sought to murder several people in the city by ramming into them with a stolen car. He wanted to wage jihad and become a martyr. He told the police that his intention had been to kill. The event was initially classified as an attempt at a terrorist crime, but then changed to a charge of ten attempted murders. Although Sadeq had admitted that his intention was to kill; the court argued that he had not been driving "fast enough" to cause a concrete risk of death, the court did not find that he had acted from any religious terrorist motives. He was convicted of merely causing danger to others and threatening them.
- Jun 17, 2019 - Unknown criminals set fire to 19 cars in the Östberga area of southern Stockholm. Swedish police classify neighborhood as 'vulnerable'  ... Neo-Nazi from near Malmö charged for praising Hitler ...The small picturesque university town of Lund, close to Malmö, has recently been suffering from extensive car fires.
- On June 30, 2019 more gang related incidents; three shootings in three different suburbs in Stockholm. Two people, one of whom had been shot in the head, died. just in Stockholm, eleven people have already been shot to death -- the same number as for all of 2018. On July 1, 2019 National Police Chief Anders Thornberg said that the situation is "extraordinarily serious". He said: "For every young man who gets shot, there are 10-15 new ones ready to step in. … Swedes will have to get used to the shootings for the foreseeable future.”
- In 2018, Sweden experienced a record number of lethal shootings, 306 in all. Forty-five people were killed and 135 injured nationwide, most deaths occurring in Region South, where Malmö is located. In the first six months of 2018 almost every other shooting took place in a "vulnerable area", also known as no-go zones.
- In 2017 it was disclosed 61 ‘no-go’ zones encompassing 200 criminal networks, consisting of an estimated 5,000 criminals; majority non-Western immigrants and their descendants. Returnees, sympathizers for Islamic terrorist groups such as the ISIS, al Qaeda and al-Shabaab, and representatives of Salafist-oriented mosques, contribute to tensions between these groups and other residents in the vulnerable areas.
"Plan your itinerary - know your area...try to minimize the time from when you park your bike / car until you enter [the destination]. Before leaving a building, look out first and make an assessment of the surroundings to avoid getting into an unwanted situation... keep away from people who are considered potentially threatening or dangerous and increase the distance if there are no other people nearby".
The municipal government's guidelines on safety seem appropriate for a civil war zone, such as Beirut once was, rather than for the once-peaceful city of Malmö.
Car fires, frequent and widespread, are just one of the new aspects of living in the formerly idyllic city of Lund. One university spokesperson said about car burning: "I definitely think that these are young people who have not found their place in society, who know they are not accepted. …Car fires are not just a way of showing their displeasure; but a way of showing that they are frustrated, desperate and angry."
Swedish author Björn Ranelid disagreed he wrote in Expressen: "Sweden is at war and it is the politicians who are responsible. None of these criminals is starving or lacking in access to clean water. They have a roof over their heads and they have been offered free schooling for nine or twelve years. They do not live in dilapidated houses. All of them have had a higher material standard in their homes than several thousands of the children and young people who grew up at Ellstorp in Malmö where I lived with my parents and two siblings, in 47 square meters in two small rooms and a kitchen from 1949 to 1966."
"Sweden still has serious societal problems; but even though we can think of old times as an idyll with red cottages and green meadows, very few things were better before. I think we should celebrate just that, how much we have achieved as a country. We have built a strong country, where we take care of each other. Where society takes responsibility and no man is left alone."
Sadly, many Swedes probably feel terribly left alone in a country that increasingly resembles a war zone.
*Excerpted and adapted full original report from Gatestone Inst, Judith Bergman here https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/14518/sweden-is-at-war
 Car burning: https://www.thelocal.se/20190617/19-cars-burned-in-suspected-arson-attack-in-stockholm
How Women are Treated by Islam
9-16-17, Gatestone Inst -- The "prophet" himself kept sex-slaves and he is Islam's "Perfect Man." The way women are treated by Muslim men is best summed up in the remarks made by Badrul Hussain, a member of the Newcastle grooming gang, when speaking to a female inspector on the local Metro service who asked to see his ticket: "All white women are only good for one thing, for men like me to f*** and use as trash, that is all women like you are worth." It is, however, not just white (that is, non-Muslim) women whom Muslim men hold in such contempt. This abuse starts at home in Islamic countries in the treatment of Muslim women. Its roots lie in aspects of Islamic law and doctrine that are retained in the 21st century despite having been formulated in the 7th century and later. [..snip]
Europe's Muslims hate the West
3-29-16, Politico -- Westerners blame themselves of the terror from the Muslims. Safer to blame our own societies and socioeconomic conditions than to blame the religious and cultural concepts with which terrorists poison their own minds. Compared to average living standards in Morocco or Egypt, the average living standard in Brussels is comfortably middle-class. Like in any other Western European country, many Belgian institutions and organizations offer support when families need housing, food, education, and health care. Opportunities for success, and to study and become a respected member in society, are countless compared to those that exist in many immigrants' countries of origin. Still, there is deep resentment among the younger generations of immigrant Moroccan families. [..snip]
Is It A Sin To Be Depressed?
"We are fearfully and wonderfully made ..."
7-12-19, Billy Graham Archives -- Woman asks: "My doctor says I have a chemical imbalance in my brain that he can treat with medication, but a friend of mine says, 'I shouldn't do this because I just need to pray and have more faith.' Who's right? I can't stand this much longer."
Answer: If you broke your arm in an accident, do you think your friend would claim it was a sin for you to have a broken arm and all you needed to do was pray? I doubt it. Neither is it a sin for you to seek treatment for a chemical imbalance in your brain.
The Bible says that we are “fearfully and wonderfully made” (Psalm 139:14) and it’s true: Our bodies and minds are very complex. Although doctors can’t solve all our problems, we should be grateful that God has enabled them to understand more about our bodies and minds and has given them new ways to overcome many of our problems.
However, please don’t misunderstand; God has given us the gift of prayer, and prayer should be an important part of your life as you struggle with this problem. Through prayer we draw near to God, and the closer we get to Him, the more we will realize that He loves us and wants to help us. Sometimes miracles do happen without doctors, but Jesus spoke of the need of physicians for the sick. Make sure of your commitment to Christ, and then ask Him to guide you as you seek treatment. [Mark 2:17]
Memory Helped by Pomegranate Juice Blood pressure medicines harm brain function
Neurologists find that statin & high blood pressure meds don't improve oxygen-rich blood flow to the brain
Neurologists find that statin and high blood pressure meds do not improve oxygen-rich blood flow to the brain
The study found that even though heart disease is closely linked to problems with thinking and memory, the statin and high blood pressure medications were unable to improve blood flow to the brain and slow cognitive decline over a six-year period. [..snip]
A pomegranate fruit juice study from Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine concluded: “After 4 weeks, only the pomegranate group showed a significant improvement in the Buschke selective reminding test of verbal memory and a significant increase in plasma trolox-equivalent antioxidant capacity (TEAC) and urolithin A-glucuronide. Furthermore, compared to the placebo group, the pomegranate group had increased fMRI activity during verbal and visual memory tasks. While preliminary, these results suggest a role for pomegranate juice in augmenting memory function through task-related increases in functional brain activity.”
Neurologists should be recommending antioxidant-rich medicines such as pomegranate juice for improved blood flow to the brain, while calling for more studies to compare failing drugs with real medicinal foods.
Jesus said: Luke 12:39, 17:24-29, 34:36; Matt 24:36, 37-41, 42-51; John 14:1-3; 1 Thess 4:16-17, 5:4
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