“For if we sin willfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins, but a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.”
12-31-16, Dr Henry Morris -- This is one of the most controversial passages of Scripture because of its apparent conflict with passages that teach salvation by grace entirely apart from the law or any form of works (e.g., Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5), and absolute security in salvation to those who belong to Christ (e.g., John 10:28-29; Romans 8:35-39).
Actually, many passages warn against deliberate acts of sin by Christians. “He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar” (1 John 2:4). “They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him” (Titus 1:16).
Clearly, there are dozens of “proof texts” on both sides of this question, and it cannot be settled by citing a cliché or two in a brief study like this. There can be no real contradiction in God’s Word, however, so the Lord must have had a good reason for inspiring this apparent paradox in His book.
“Hereby we do know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments” (1 John 2:3). Therefore, “examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith” (2 Corinthians 13:5). HMM
Trump will only have three inaugural balls - Carter 1, Clinton Had 14, Bush 9, Obama 10
President Jimmy Carter only ex-president to commit to Trump inaugural
12-31-16, Former President Jimmy Carter is only ex US President to accept the invitation to President elect Trump's Inauguration. Carter only had one ball and reduced the glitter and extravagance charging only $25.00 per ticket. President Carter swore his oath on the Holy Bible open to
Micah 6:8 - "He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?"
Tickets include: http://www.allamericanball.com
The 'Presidential Inauguration Committee' [PIC] is a nonprofit organization who is charged with putting together Inauguration Day and week. All events are paid with private funds; the PIC fundraises—without lobbyists, as PE Trump wants no lobbyists involved. We’ve capped donations at a million dollars.
No funds from lobbyists, but we do take individual and corporation dollars—but the interesting point ... making sure we aren’t using taxpayer dollars for the ceremony.
Eisenhower's Parade Six Hours long - President Trump only 1.5 hrs - He'll only have three official inaugural balls as compared with 10 separate balls for Barack Obama’s 2009 inauguration and 14 for Bill Clinton. In the past the 'Commander-in-Chief Ball' had just enlisted members of the U.S. military but President Trump is going to expand that ball to include first responders like police, firefighters and EMTs—and will also allow in veterans, military families and wounded warriors. More here:
Compare Obama & GW Bush:
Obama’s second inauguration cost appx $180 million. President Bush’s 2005 inaugural cost $158 million. Obama received $70 million from private donations and taxpayers paid the balance.
Obama's ball tickets were priced at: $500.00 Trump's $250 - $350.00
More: Washington Post, 1-9-09
The militarized, bitter & hateful women calling themselves 'FEMINISTS' do not represent all women - they represent themselves -- Fred
December 31, 2016 by Fred Reed -- Having for decades been exposed to the hostility of radical feminists, to the enormous harm they have done the schools, universities. the military, to the family unit, to relations between men and women, to their ashen tediousness and endless fury, their victimhood.
I finally began to yell, “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore.” At least, not quietly.
To begin with, there is problem of forged credentials. Radical feminists do not represent women. They represent radical feminists. Other women typically say that they are feminists, meaning in favor or equality of pay and opportunity, but explicitly reject the ideological baggage of the radicals.
Nor do feminists bear demographic resemblance to other women.
For example, it is a good bet that no feminist voted for Trump, but CNN’s exit polls have 42% of women, and 53% of white women, voting for him.
Radical feminism isn't just about women, or perhaps even mostly about women, but rather a package of far-left causes, usually including open borders, Islamophilia, affirmative action, gun control, socialism, unisex bathrooms, environmentalism, compulsory diversity, opposition to abortion, opposition to free speech (“hate speech”), hostility for white men, support for bigger government, intense focus on nonstandard sexuality, and using the schools as indoctrination centers.
Yes, the cheerleader can devastate the class dweeb by saying that she wouldn’t date him on a bet, or the quarterback crush the not-so-pretty girl by saying that she looks like a box car with warts. But few normal people, either cheerleaders or quarterbacks, are so cruel. And men in general do not speak of women with the venom of feminists speaking of men. Most of us date women, even marry them, regard them as the most attractive part of the social landscape.
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Supporter of Black Lives Matter said on Facebook, 'happy to report ... served with a side of spit.'
12-29-16, Supporters of Black Lives Matter have commended the actions of an anonymous Starbucks on Waterloo Road in Stockton CA barista who claimed he spat in the coffee of a law enforcement officer.
The claim was made on the “Stockton Police Department, Corruption Reporting Page.”
The anti-police Facebook page alleges instances of police misconduct. In the post, which has since been set to private, the administrators wrote the following message to accompany a photo of a man and his family:
“We are happy to report that today this officer from the Stockton Police Department got to have coffee at Starbucks…served with a side of spit. They even gave it to him with a smile and a nice comment.”
White House fails to make case that Russian hackers tampered with election
12-30-16, The US government's much-anticipated analysis of Russian-sponsored hacking operations provides almost none of the promised evidence linking them to breaches that Obama claims were orchestrated in an attempt to interfere with the 2016 presidential election.
The 13-page report, which was jointly published Thursday, 12-29-16 by the Dept of Homeland Security and the FBI, billed itself as an indictment of sorts that would finally lay out the intelligence community's case that Russian government operatives carried out hacks on the Democratic National Committee, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, and Clinton Campaign Chief John Podesta and leaked much of the resulting material.
While security companies in the private sector have said for months the hacking campaign was the work of people working for the Russian government, anonymous people tied to the leaks have claimed they are lone wolves. Others have submitted that the hacking came from the USA.
Many independent security experts said there was little way to know the true origins of the attacks.
UK, ISRAEL, AUSTRALIA, EGYPT BREAK WITH OBAMA
12-30-16, Front Page, Daniel Greenfield -- There's a saying. Remember all the people you step over on the way up. They're going to be stepping on you on the way down.
Obama alienated traditional allies in favor of enemies. Then he decided to pick a fight with Israel on the way out.
Except that some of America's closest allies, the ones he had been the most determined to alienate from the start, including Israel, decided that they weren't going to put up with it anymore from a lame duck weasel.
Netanyahu struck back and he struck back hard. Obama Inc. was not expecting that.
Israel's policy had been to strive for bipartisanship. To keep things outwardly friendly no matter who was in office. And to say nothing bad about Obama. And Obama had counted on that civility over the years to pull assorted dirty tricks on Israel from espionage on behalf of Iran to attempts to force Netanyahu out of office.
And then, with Trump as the winner, much of the Jewish liberal leadership backing Keith Ellison and refusing to do the right thing on Iran, the dam broke. [..snip]
The UK has not forgotten Obama's Brexit threats or how he blamed its government for the Libyan War. Obama counted on the Brits to stay silent, just like Israel, but he failed to realize that he has lost power and everyone hates him. They always did. More here:
PE Trump Praised President Putin’s response to do nothing in response to Obama's Recent Eviction of Russian Diplomats
12-30-16, President Elect Trump said in a Tweet about President Putin:
"Great move on delay (by V. Putin) I always knew he was very smart!"
New Press Secretary, Sean Spicer
12-30-16, Washington Examiner -- President-elect Donald Trump is set to blow up the White House briefing room, ending the cozy relationship and practices of the past as he seizes on new ways to communicate with his nearly 45 million social media followers, according to incoming Press Secretary Sean Spicer:
"Business as usual is over."
"There's no question that you see through the platforms that exist right now, whether it's Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, he's closing in on like 45 million people that he can have a conversation with, that there are new and modern tools that exist that while we have to sort of do these press conferences because they're part of the fabric of our country, if you will, there are also some new opportunities that we can be utilizing to bring more people into the process and have a conservation with the American people and not just limit it through the filter of the mainstream media."
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