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LATEST WORLD NEWS-ARTICLES THURSDAY JULY 05th 2018

DAILY SCRIPTURE:

“For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.” 2 Timothy 4:3,4 (KJV)
THE TRIUNE GOD IS ABSOLUTELY REVEALED AS DEFINITELY MASCULINE IN THE BIBLE:
GOD IS MALE: “And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth.” Luke 11:2 (KJV)
JESUS IS MALE: My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand. I and my Father are one.” John 10:29,30 (KJV)
THE HOLY SPIRIT IS MALE: Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send HIM unto you. And when HE is come, HE will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:” John 16:7,8 (KJV)
 “And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.” Genesis 2:21-23 (KJV)
I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.” Revelation 1:18 (KJV)
SO HOW DO YOU THINK GOD FEELS ABOUT TRANSGENDER ISM, HOMOSEXUALITY, WOMEN’S LIBERATION MOVEMENT, ETC, ETC.
WE NEED TO MAKE A CHOICE, DO WE WANT TO BE PART OF THIS FALLEN WORLD AND SPEND ETERNITY IN “HELL”, OR DO WE WANT TO LOVE GOD AS HE LOVES US, AND SPEND ETERNITY WITH HIM IN PARADISE IN A NEW WORLD CREATED FOR THE “RIGHTEOUS” AND LOVING.
PLEASE SEE ARTICLE AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS NEWS PRESENTATION FOR MORE INFO.
 
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Matt. 24:6 And ye shall hear of WARS AND RUMOURS OF WARS: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
Matt. 24:7 FOR NATION SHALL RISE AGAINST NATION, AND KINGDOM AGAINST KINGDOM: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
Matt. 24:8 All these are the beginning of sorrows
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RESURRECTED WITNESSES AT THE RAPTURE?

https://gracethrufaith.com/ask-a-bible-teacher/resurrected-witnesses-at-the-rapture/
QUESTION:    In regards to 1 Thessalonians 4:16 -17, after the Lord descends with a shout, do you think the following scenario is possible? First, the dead in Christ will be resurrected and will enter into the cities and be seen by many. They may begin witnessing to family and friends. Just like Jesus, Jonah and perhaps even the saints of Matthew 27: 52-53, they may lead many to salvation. They may remain on earth for minutes, or hours or even days. Then, all those in Christ Jesus (i.e., the resurrected elect and the living elect) will be taken up into the sky to be with the Lord. Could this happen?
ANSWER:    It’s a nice thought, but with the Rapture/Resurrection the age of the Church will come to an abrupt end. The full number of the Gentiles will have come in (Romans 11:25) and the Church will be complete. There’s no mention of resurrected saints witnessing on Earth and no mention of a delay between the dead in Christ rising and living believers being raptured.
In addition, when the rich man asked Abraham to send Lazarus back to warn his brothers, Abraham refused, saying they had the Scriptures and should read them (Luke 16:19-31). The people alive at the end of the age will have even more reason to believe, because the Lord Himself has come back from the dead to preach the Good News.
For these reasons, I don’t foresee any evangelistic effort by resurrected believers at the time of the rapture. And as for having people go around telling others about Jesus, the Lord will commission 144,000 Jewish believers to do just that after the Church is gone (Rev. 7:1-8). Our time on Earth will have come to an end.
 

WHEN ARE OLD TESTAMENT SAINTS RESURRECTED?

https://gracethrufaith.com/ask-a-bible-teacher/when-are-old-testament-saints-resurrected/
QUESTION:    I have another question about the sequence of the first resurrection. When will the old testament saints be resurrected? Is that before or after the tribulation saints?
ANSWER:    I think Old Testament saints will be resurrected at the same time as tribulation martyrs, which is right after the 2nd Coming (Rev. 20:4). The closest time we’re given is in Daniel 12:1-2 where it’s placed it at the time of the Great Tribulation, and most people lean toward it happening at the end, when the Lord returns. In my opinion there wouldn’t be any point in resurrecting Old Testament believers right into the time and place of the worst judgments the world ever has or ever will see.

IS THE PARABLE OF THE TALENTS ABOUT US?

https://gracethrufaith.com/ask-a-bible-teacher/is-the-parable-of-the-talents-about-us/?utm_source=Gracethrufaith
QUESTION:    I understand that we are saved by Grace through faith, but the servant who received the one talent was sent to a place of ‘weeping and gnashing of teeth’ because he as I understand it, did nothing with the gifts and talents god has given him. I am a born again spirit filled believer, but if at the end of my life I haven’t actually put the gifts God has given me to good use for his kingdom, is this saying that God wont accept me in heaven? I am confused because it also says there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. As you can see I am very confused as to what this scripture is actually talking about, Please help!!
ANSWER:    Your confusion comes from the fact that, like many others, you haven’t carefully considered the context of this parable. Even though you saw the contradictions between it and passages that clearly apply to the Church, you didn’t take the next step to see just who the Lord was speaking to.
In Matt. 25, Jesus gave three illustrations of conditions on Earth at the time of His return, and they all have to do with the disposition of people who will have survived the Great Tribulation. We know this because in Matt. 24:29, 30, 36, and Matt. 25:1, 14, & 31 the Lord clearly identified the time of these illustrations as being after the 2nd Coming. Therefore, they can’t apply to us because the Church will have been raptured at least 7 years previously and won’t be on the earth when He returns, but will be coming down out of heaven in the New Jerusalem.
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05/07/2018
 

ISRAEL NEWS:

THE MIDDLE EAST PEACE PLAN IS “ANTI GOD” – (GOD WILL NOT ALLOW JERUSALEM TO BE DIVIDED).
1Th. 5:3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; THEN SUDDEN DESTRUCTION COMETH UPON THEM, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape

WORLD TERRORISM – WARS

GENERAL WORLD NEWS:

MASSIVE EARTH CHANGES/EARTHQUAKES/VOLCANOES ETC:

2Chr. 7:13 If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people;
2Chr. 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land
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CHRISTIAN WORLD NEWS:

 

EXTRA WORLD – ALTERNATIVE NEWS:

http://www.stevequayle.com/index.php?s=143
 
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PROPHETIC NEWS ARTICLES:

MIDDLE EAST WAR LOOMING THE BUILD UP TO PSALM 83  – ISAIAH 17 AND GOG OF MAGOG WARS EZEKIEL 38:
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Israel’s Enemies Inching Closer And Closer To The Golan Border:

http://prophecyupdate.blogspot.com/ – By Joseph Puder
Syria Breaks De-Escalation Agreement
Is this the crucial moment for the U.S. to act?
The Assad regime is determined to capture the last few enclaves held by rebels. One such target of the regime is the Daraa-Qunietra provinces of southwestern Syria. Approximately 60,000 Syrian government troops who will likely include Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), Hezbollah fighters, and a host of Shiite militiamen from Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan, all under Tehran’s control, are poised to move closer to the Israeli border on the Golan Heights. 
Approximately 30,000 rebel forces are expected to move closer to the Israeli border with the hope that Israel would provide them with cover. Should the Syrian regime move toward the Golan, Israel will more than likely be compelled to engage the Syrian regime forces, if it included Iranian IRGC officers, and elements of Hezbollah fighters, whether in their uniforms or covered with Syrian army fatigues. 
Five Syrian army divisions have traditionally been posted in the area bordering Jordan and Israel. Their strength has been depleted as a result of casualties, defections, and a collapse of recruitment. Iranian IRGC, Hezbollah, and Shiite militiamen are almost certain to fill the Syrian ranks. This may very well develop into more than a localized conflict, and may spread into an unknown direction.
Daraa and Quneitra fall under the “de-escalation zone” agreed upon by Russia, the U.S. and Jordan in July, 2017. Yet, according to the British based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights last week, the Assad regime helicopters dropped barrel bombs on the opposition-held areas of Daraa city for the first time in a year. The Assad regime, backed by Russian aircrafts, have been targeting the rebel-held enclave for a while now. 
The Daraa-Quneitra provinces in southwestern Syria borders Jordan and the Israeli Golan Heights, making it a strategic and most contentious area. It is also the area where the intifada against the Assad regime began in March, 2011. The Assad regime has eliminated the rebel held enclave of Eastern Ghouta in the northern Damascus countryside, with barrel bombs and poison gas, in spite of the area having been part of the de-escalation (Zone 3) agreement signed by Russia, Iran, and Turkey at Astana, Kazakhstan. This has provided the Assad regime with the confidence to move against the next target, being southern de-escalation area of Daraa and Quneitra.
According to Reuters (June 26, 2018), U.S. State Department officials told its reporters, “We are concerned by developments in southwestern Syria, particularly the intensification of Russian airstrikes and pro-regime ground attacks. This is once again an example of Russia violating arrangements it has entered into with no regard for civilian lives.” While the State Department condemned the Russian involvement, the U.S. administration has also informed the rebels in southern Syria who are being attacked, not to count on U.S. assistance. This leaves the burden on Israel.
Israel’s overriding principle is to have stability and peace along its Golan border.
As such, it will not oppose the Assad regime forces return to their former positions next to Israel’s Golan Heights, provided that Assad can guarantee that Iranian and Hezbollah forces will not come along with them. According to a Reuters report (June 8, 2018), Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah declared in a televised address, “I will tell you that if the whole world comes together to force us to leave Syria, they will not be able to evict us.” He added that only the Syrian leadership could ask them to leave.
In recent years Israel has often denounced the Assad regime for slaughtering its own citizens and using chemical weapons in the process. Israel has also provided food, medicine, and clothing to Sunni and Druze Syrian villagers near its border. Moreover, thousands of Syrians, including rebel fighters, have entered Israel for medical treatment. There are also reports in the Western media that Israel has provided rebel Sunni militias arms and ammunition. Israel has denied these allegations. Some Israeli officials have indeed argued that helping rebel forces to capture and control southern Syria would create a wide buffer zone between Israel and the Iran-sponsored forces. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s reluctance to be drawn into the Syrian quagmire shelved that idea. PM Netanyahu made it clear however, to Bashar Assad, that if he continues to allow the Iranians to establish military bases across Syria, Israel would be compelled to change its current policy of non-interference in the Syrian civil war. Simultaneously, Israel will continue to target Iranian bases in Syria, as well as Iranian shipments to Hezbollah via Syrian territory.
Israel’s concern is not with the Assad regime but with its Iranian allies. On his own, Bashar Assad and his regime have been seriously weakened by the 7-year civil war in Syria. Iran, Hezbollah, and the Shiite militias operated by the IRGC are however a serious if not an existential threat to Israel. 
Ehud Yaari, a Fellow with the Washington Institute, wrote, “Iran’s IRGC is determined to transform Syria into a platform for a future war with Israel, whereas leaders of the Jewish state have sworn to prevent what they often describe as the tightening of a noose around Israel’s neck.” Yaari added, “Since both the U.S. and Russia prefer to avert an Israel-Iran clash and its associated risks, expanded understandings over the south (Southern Syria-JP) could contain a prohibition on entry to the area of non-Syrian forces, such as Hezbollah, thus diminishing the danger of an eruption along the border. Curtailing IRGC acquisition of a network of bases in Syria also requires that Assad and his mentors be thwarted from capturing the area east of the Euphrates River – roughly a quarter of Syria’s territory currently held by the U.S. sponsored Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), aided by the presence of 2,000 U.S. soldiers.”
On June 27, 2018, The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that “After intense and violent shelling, the (Assad) regime forces and their allies, with the support of Russian warplanes, gained control of a town and a village in the eastern countryside of Daraa, and continue their aerial bombardment by helicopters and warplanes on Daraa City.” 
Iranian participation in the assault on Daraa will force Israel to halt that advance with its air force. This will compel the Iranians and Syrians to retaliate, increasing the chance for a major flare up. Non-intervention by Israel would position Iranians over hilltops easily targeting the Golan with short-range missiles and mortars. Additionally, Iran and its proxies participation in the capture of Daraa (on the Jordanian border) may threaten the Hashemite monarchy, and may serve as a casus belli for Israel. The actual Russian role in the current assault also complicates Israel’s response.
The Trump Administration has vowed to remove the Iranian presence in Syria. This would be a perfect time for the U.S. to act firmly against the Syrian regime, should it employ IRGC forces and its proxies. Considering that the Assad regime and its allies broke the de-escalation agreement, and especially since it threatens its allies Israel and Jordan, the U.S. involvement is indispensable.
 
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RUSSIA: “ABSOLUTELY UNREALISTIC” TO EXPECT IRAN TO WITHDRAW FROM SYRIA

http://prophecyupdate.blogspot.com/
Russia: Complete Iranian withdrawal from Syria is ‘absolutely unrealistic’
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Wednesday that it would be “absolutely unrealistic” to expect Iran to completely withdraw from Syria.
Speaking after a meeting with his Jordanian counterpart in Moscow, Lavrov said a ceasefire deal in the southern region brokered by Russia, Jordan and the US envisioned the withdrawal of non-Syrian forces and the deployment of Syrian troops along the border with Israel.
But Lavrov said Iran is one of the key powers in the region, and that it would be “absolutely unrealistic” to expect it to abandon its interests in the country. He said regional powers should discuss mutual complaints and negotiate a compromise.
Israel has repeatedly said it will not tolerate an Iranian military presence in Syria, and has recently acknowledged carrying out airstrikes on Iranian targets in the country. Israel has also struck Syrian air defense systems that fired at Israeli fighter jets during the raids.
Jerusalem has accused Tehran of seeking to gain a foothold in the border area as forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad have made gains in clearing out rebel groups there. The US and Israel view Iran’s extensive military presence in Syria as a threat to Israel and have threatened action.
Russia and Iran have provided crucial military support to Assad’s forces, helping them turn the tide in the civil war, but Israel has also coordinated its military strikes in the territory with Iran-allied Moscow.
Lavrov on Wednesday said Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump would discuss the situation in southern Syria at their upcoming summit on July 16.
Last week the Arabic-language Al-Hayat newspaper reported that Trump would make a full Iranian pullout from Syria territory a priority at that meeting.
US officials, the diplomat was quoted as saying, are convinced that Russia would be unwilling to “pay a heavy price” for Iran’s continued presence in Syria.
The diplomat, who was not identified in the report, also said Washington had given Israel a “green light” to strike Iranian military assets in Syria.
Jordan’s Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi arrived in Moscow Wednesday for talks as the Russian-backed regime offensive in the south of Syria was pushing tens of thousands of refugees toward the borders with Jordan and Israel.
Ahead of the trip, Safadi said he hoped there would be “more steps forward to contain this crisis and prevent more destruction.”
He added that Amman has open channels with Damascus and Moscow and the talks will focus on reaching a ceasefire and halting the displacement.
Meanwhile, Syrian rebels were facing a deadline Wednesday in negotiations with regime ally Russia to either agree to tough surrender terms in the south or come under a renewed military onslaught.
Moscow has been backing a two-week offensive by Syrian President Bashar Assad’s forces against rebels in the southern provinces of Daraa and Quneitra.
But it is simultaneously brokering talks with rebel towns for negotiated surrenders in a carrot-and-stick strategy that Russia and the regime have successfully used in the past.
More than 30 towns have already agreed to return to regime control and talks were focused on remaining rebel territory in Daraa’s western countryside and the southern half of the city.
Rebels were set to meet with a Russian delegation on Wednesday afternoon to deliver their decision on Moscow’s proposal for a regime takeover of the rest of the south, a spokesman for the opposition’s southern operations said.
 
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RUSSIA, CHINA AND THE US ARE FEVERISHLY UPGRADING THEIR NUCLEAR ARSENALS

endoftheamericandream.com/archives/the-new-cold-war-russia-china-and-the-united-states-are-feverishly-preparing-for-nuclear-conflict
 While most of the world is focused on the World Cup and other trivial pursuits, the three global superpowers are busy jockeying for nuclear superiority.  Historians will debate the extent to which the first Cold War ever really ended, but everyone pretty much agrees that a new Cold War has now begun.  Russia, China and the United States are all racing to develop the next generation of nuclear weapons and delivery systems, and at this moment it is unclear who will ultimately come out on top in this arms race.  In Russia, nearly the entire nation is united behind the push to modernize the Russian strategic nuclear arsenal, but the United States is a deeply divided society today, and most of the population believes other priorities are far more important than developing new weapons.  Of course the United States started out with an edge in this new arms race, but now Russia and China have been working extremely hard to eliminate that edge, and to a large degree they have succeeded.
When World War 3 is fought someday, submarines capable of delivering nuclear weapons will be one of the key factors, and all three global superpowers are rushing to upgrade their fleets.  The following comes from USA Today
The world’s three largest naval powers are all developing the next generation of their nuclear submarine fleets, accelerating the underwater arms race between the United States, China and Russia.
In this race, the United States is focusing on sheer power, but for both Russia and China “speed and stealth are key”
Meanwhile, Russia expects to complete four Borei-II submarines by 2025, and China will begin constructing Type 096 submarines in several years, both of which will be able to travel at speeds of more than 30 knots – or about 10 knots faster than the new Columbia-class SSBN. While the United States is most focused on the lifetime savings from the Columbia-class’s improved nuclear core reactor, for both Russia and China’s next generation of boomers, speed and stealth are key.
Russia has already developed “black hole submarines” that can approach our coastlines without ever being detected by us.  Theoretically, someday the Russians could send an entire fleet of these “black hole submarines” along our coasts and hammer us with a barrage of nuclear missiles before we even know what hit us.
And don’t think that this type of scenario is too far off in the future.  According to naval analyst Christopher Cavas, a new super-silent Russian attack submarine called “the Severodvinsk” has “got everybody spooked”…
“The Severodvinsk is way quieter than anything we’ve encountered and it’s got everybody spooked,” said Washington naval analyst Christopher Cavas.
Of course the Russians are not just developing a new generation of submarines.
They are also reportedly building “intercontinental nuclear torpedoes” that could potentially travel thousands of miles underwater and hit U.S. coastal cities without warning
It sounds like the stuff from a Cold War novel: A Russian intercontinental nuclear-armed torpedo that can travel thousands of miles and strike U.S. coastal cities with minimal warning.
But that weapon isn’t just a work of fiction. It’s actually being developed in Russia, according to a new Defense Department report that assesses the arms advancements being made in other countries.
If relations with Russia were rapidly deteriorating, this is the kind of stuff that should be keeping our leaders up at night.
Oh, that’s right, our relations with Russia are rapidly deteriorating.
The Russians are also way ahead of the United States when it comes to developing hypersonic missiles.  This is something that Vladimir Putin made a point of emphasizing during a speech to the Russian public earlier this year
He said the plane-launched hypersonic missile, called Kinzhal or dagger, could manoeuvre while travelling at more than 10 times the speed of sound, making it “guaranteed to overcome all existing and I think prospective anti-missile systems” and deliver a nuclear strike. Putin claimed it had completed testing and was already in use.
He also spoke about the RS-26 ballistic missile, Avangard, which Putin said “heads towards its target like a meteorite”. The missile has already raised concerns in the US about its compliance with global arms treaties.
By the way, the United States doesn’t have anything that can shoot down a hypersonic missile.
Meanwhile, the Russians have the best anti-ballistic missile technology on the planet and can handle just about anything that we can currently throw at them.
The Chinese are working extremely hard to develop hypersonic missiles as well, and the brass at the Pentagon has been trying to warn us that this threat is very real…
Air Force Lt. Gen. Samuel Greaves, director of the Missile Defense Agency (MDA), said he has the full support of Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering Michael Griffin to advance the development of space-based sensors that would defend the nation from hypersonic attacks by America’s adversaries.
The Pentagon believes funding will be in place next year to begin the constellation of missile-surveillance satellites amid new warnings of hypersonic weapons being tested and deployed Russia and China.
“The hypersonic threat is real, it is not imagination,” Lt. Gen. Greaves explained Tuesday at the Capitol Hill Club, emphasizing that defending against hypersonic missile attacks has become a top priority for the agency. But he forewarned the audience at the elitist, members-only club in Washington, D.C., that the Pentagon has a poor track record developing satellite constellations and should not deploy new systems unless a considerable amount of testing has been completed.
Let us pray that war with Russia or China (or both) is as far off as possible.
It has been said that nobody wins a nuclear war, but Russia and China are both rapidly developing systems that we cannot defend against, and meanwhile Russia has extremely advanced anti-missile systems that can definitely handle most of our very antiquated missile systems.
And when you throw in the fact that the size of the U.S. nuclear arsenal has declined by about 95 percent since the height of the Cold War, it could be argued that a nuclear war against the United States could conceivably be won if a devastating surprise first strike eliminated our ability to launch a sufficient counterattack.
Unfortunately, most Americans have been trained not to think about these things since the end of the first Cold War, and that could end up being an absolutely fatal mistake.
 
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INVESTORS ARE YANKING MONEY OUT OF GLOBAL STOCKS AT LEVELS NOT SEEN SINCE THE 2008 FINANCIAL CRISIS

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/06/28/global-stocks-see-biggest-loss-of-investor-cash-since-the-financial-cr.html
  • Investors pulled $12.4 billion from global stock-focused funds in June, the highest level since October 2008 amid the worst of the financial crisis.
  • A slowing global economy is spooking some investors as are fears of a trade war.
  • Emerging market stocks soared in 2017 but have slumped in 2018, adding to the outflow of investor cash.
Investor money is hemorrhaging out of global stock funds at a pace not seen since just after the financial crisis exploded.
Global equity funds have seen outflows of $12.4 billion in June, a level not seen since October 2008, according to market research firm TrimTabs. Lehman Brothers collapsed in September of that year, triggering the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression and helping fuel a bear market that would see major indexes lose more than 60 percent of their value.
The most recent exodus, which includes exchange-traded and mutual funds, comes amid worries that the much-touted synchronized global expansion is running out of gas, as well as some unwinding of what had been a hugely successful trade in emerging market stocks.
The iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF, which tracks the group, surged more than 18 percent in a five-month span from July 2017 to January 2018, but has given back a big chunk of those gains in 2018 and is down about 10.3 percent year to date. By comparison, the S&P 500 has risen nearly 1 percent during a volatile 2018, while the Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US Index Fund, which tracks global equities minus the U.S., is off more than 6.5 percent this year.
As the emerging market and non-U.S. trade has unwound and fears have intensified over a trade war, investors have fled global stocks and returned to the U.S., where funds have seen $6.3 billion in inflows. The iShares emerging market ETF has seen $5.4 billion in outflows in June, the most of any fund, according to ETF.com.
“U.S. dollar strength and persistent underperformance seem to be driving fund investors away from non-U.S. equities,” TrimTabs said in a note.
Interestingly, one of the regions suffering the lowest level of investor fear is China, where funds have seen a net inflow of $150 million even though the nation’s main stock index has plunged into a bear market, defined as 20 percent below its most recent high.
For investors, then, the main question may be whether the outflows elsewhere are signalling something more ominous or are merely setting up another buying opportunity as valuations get cheaper.
“Cumulative flows for the year [across asset classes] are still up [thanks] to strong inflows in January. Russia and [South] Africa are now driving the outflows, as the most crowded markets at the eve of recent weakness,” Gabriele Foa, cross asset strategist for emerging markets at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, said in a note. “Selected opportunities are emerging thanks to weak levels.”
In fact, if the trend holds up through the end of June, it will make the first time global equities have seen net outflows since November 2016, according to TrimTabs.
Investors, however, remain bullish on Latin America, which has seen $30 million in inflows to ETFs in June even though the funds have lost 10 percent in June and more than 25 percent since May.
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THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH BEGINS PROCESS OF REDUCING GOD TO ‘GENDER NEUTRAL’ STATUS IN THEIR BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER

http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/the-episcopal-church-begins-process-of-reducing-god-to-gender-neutral-status-in-their-book-of-common-prayer/
At what point does a professing Christian church, even if it’s name only, cross the line from being merely Laodicean over into such red-hot apostasy that you have become utterly meaningless? Well, I think the Episcopal Church has done exactly that. The changes they have already made, compounded with these proposed changes they wish to make, will make their core theology 100% at odds with everything the Bible teaches. For example, the Episcopal Church is performing same-sex marriage, the Bible says same-sex anything is an abomination.
It is the standard cry of Laodiceans everywhere that ‘you can’t put God in a box!’, and ‘you can’t define God’. But I have news for you, yes you can.
The Episcopal Church, or ‘Catholic Lite’ as I call them, are an interesting group of people. They are hyper-focused on things like Climate Change, performing same-sex marriages and creating ceremonies to celebrate when a transgender adopts a new name. But Bible doctrine? They wouldn’t know it if they fell over it. Now they have a new mission – to remove all references to God as a male, and all instances of any masculine pronouns in their Book of Common Prayer.
“For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.” 2 Timothy 4:3,4 (KJV)
FROM CBN NEWS: Now the Episcopal Church is debating about overhauling its Book of Common Prayer, which is used in Episcopal congregations worldwide. The debate centers on making sure that prayers in the book are clear that God is not male, but doesn’t have a gender, The Washington Post reports.  “As long as ‘men’ and ‘God’ are in the same category, our work toward equity will not just be incomplete.
I honestly think it won’t matter in some ways,” the Rev. Wil Gafney, a professor of the Hebrew Bible at Brite Divinity School in Texas told the newspaper. Besides adding gender-neutral language concerning God, some advocates also want other revisions including, a Christian’s duty to the Earth’s conservation, adding same-sex marriage ceremonies to the liturgy, (since the church has been performing homosexual weddings for years) and even adding a ceremony to celebrate a transgender person’s adoption of a new name. READ MORE
The Triune God is absolutely revealed as definitely masculine in the Bible:
GOD IS MALE: “And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth.” Luke 11:2 (KJV)
JESUS IS MALE: My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand. I and my Father are one.” John 10:29,30 (KJV)
THE HOLY SPIRIT IS MALE: “Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send HIM unto you. And when HE is come, HE will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:” John 16:7,8 (KJV)
When God created Adam, the first male, the Bible says that Adam was in the very image of God Himself. What image is that? A man. When God created Eve, He created her from the male Adam, indeed the very word ‘woman’ means ‘taken out of man’.
“And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.” Genesis 2:21-23 (KJV)
Hmm, I guess the Bible should add a TRIGGER WARNING to that passage, eh? Kind of hard to remain a feminist when you realize your entire gender is a subcategory of the male gender. But I digress, back to the Episcopal Church.
At what point does a professing Christian church, even if it’s name only, cross the line from being merely Laodicean over into such red-hot apostasy that you have become utterly meaningless? Well, I think the Episcopal Church has done exactly that.
The changes they have already made, compounded with these proposed changes they wish to make, will make their core theology 100% at odds with everything the Bible teaches. For example, the Episcopal Church is performing same-sex marriage, the Bible says same-sex anything is an abomination. The Episcopal Church wants to make God gender neutral, while the Bible reveals every aspect of God to be male at every turn.
It is the standard cry of Laodiceans everywhere that ‘you can’t put God in a box!’, and ‘you can’t define God’. But I have news for you, yes you can. Put God in a box? Absolutely, and that box is the King James Bible. There you will find everything you will ever know or that can be known about God in this life. Can’t define God? The Bible defines Him to a wonderfully granular level of understanding. But you only come to know ‘nuggets’ like these if you actually read the Bible, and then believe what you read, in the context in which it appears.
We refer to this peculiar trait as being a Bible believer. Something the Episcopal Church knows nothing about. God not a male? Let’s let the Bible answer.
I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.” Revelation 1:18 (KJV)
“I am He”, CASE CLOSED.

 

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