WEBPAGE ADMINISTRATOR: The study and understanding of Bible Prophecy is “Imperative” in the overall understand of God’s Word in general; An example of this point is the mass confusion of many Christians in understanding God’s timeline in the Revelations of John, Revelation Ch 6-22. The first 3 Chapters are an explanation of the 7 Churches at the time of John’s writing, which are also applicable to the 7 different types of Churches/Christian attitudes in the Churches at this particular time, and in the past. 2,000 yrs. i.e. Revelation 3:14 is a message to the Church of Laodicea, (The current day Church System), “Last Days Church”. Jesus said in Rev 3:15 that “I know thy works that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot, 16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spew thee out of my mouth.
This is a very distinct message, to the “Watered down Apostate Church of today” and should not be taken lightly.
The Revelations flow from Rev Ch6 to Rev Ch22 “Over a 7 year Period”. The timeline does jump back and forth just to please some prophecy writers, this fact is imperative in the understanding of the Revelations and Biblical Prophecy in general, and as such so is the correct interpretation of overall scripture from God’s perspective, not OUR personal interpretation.
1Cor. 10:26 For the earth is the Lord’s, and the fullness thereof
OSAS THAT ISN’T REALLY OSAS
QUESTION: You are an amazing man of God and I appreciate what Christ is doing through you and your ministry. My question or comment is on eternal security, also called once saved, always saved: OSAS.
Let me first state that I fundamentally believe that we are saved by what we believe and not how we behave. I think that scripture makes that pretty clear.
But I believe we have to be careful how we disseminate that truth to others, and I think that is what has been the BIG problem in the OSAS doctrine. People have put it out there like, “Hey, say a prayer, you’re saved, and live the way you want. Don’t worry, God has forgiven you.”
We have to make sure that people understand that God paid a price to make a change in us “a new creation” and that is something special and beautiful. Does the change take some time and work? Yes, but that is where the Holy Spirit comes in to help us – to convict us! If the person is not feeling the conviction of the Holy Spirit, then all they did is rattle off a prayer and there was no change.
OSAS should not be used as a scapegoat for their behavior. That is making a mockery of our Lords gift. Yes, I believe OSAS if there is a true confession and conversion!
Do you believe that the OSAS doctrine has been misunderstood, and if so what can we do as literal bible believing followers of Christ to change that misunderstanding?
ANSWER: Look at what you’re saying. “I believe OSAS if there is a true confession and conversion!” Under what other circumstances could OSAS possibly apply? And God did not pay a price to make a change in us through time and work and the Holy Spirit’s conviction. Because He paid a price a change has been made in us that allows God to view us as if we had never sinned. The old is gone, the new has come! (2 Cor. 5:17)
The truth be told, we do have the right to say a prayer and then live the way we want, because it’s the sincere prayer that saves us not our attempts to be good afterward. Now if we choose to ignore the counsel of the Holy Spirit and live meaningless, fruitless lives, we’ll suffer loss both here and in eternity (1 Cor. 3:15) but we’ll still be saved.
I think that the only place where OSAS has been misunderstood is among those who would take away from what the Lord has done by attaching man’s conditions.
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Syrian army sources: Israeli airborne missiles hit an Iranian air force Ilyushin Il-76 cargo plane unloading munitions at Damascus military airport early Tuesday, June 26. The explosions caused the plane to burst into flame with a number of unidentified casualties, according to other sources.
Elsewhere, there were loud explosions just north of Israel’s Golan border with Syria. The Syrian army spokesman said they were caused by Syrian anti-air missiles aimed at intruding Israeli fighter jets over Khader village in the Beit Jinn pocket of Mt. Hermon opposite IDF outposts.
In a third arena, the Syrian army and a Hizballah-Shiite militia force advanced Tuesday on the Iraqi border and, according to a Syrian military source, captured Post 400 at the provisional border crossing. This opened the door for the entry into Syria a second time of Iraqi Shiite militias under the command of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards. Their previous attempt to cross over on June 17-18 was hammered by the Israeli air force, compelling the Iraqi militiamen to pull back. If the Syrian army’s claim to have seized Post 400 is borne out, then Syria can offer Iran another opportunity for opening up a land bridge from Tehran through Iraq to the Mediterranean and so reverse the effect of the former Israeli action.
CHINA’S SOCIAL CREDIT SYSTEM: THE DREAMED NWO MODEL OF THE GLOBALISTS
By Makia Freeman http://www.prophecynewswatch.com/article.cfm?recent_news_id=2349
Sesame Credit is the all-encompassing technological and authoritarian system now used by China to control its citizenry. China has been emerging as a New World Order model for decades. Although there is a superficial facing off between the US-led West on one side, and China-Russia on the other side, the NWO plan is to use the friction created in these geopolitical battles to merge all the nations of the world under a One World Government.
Many NWO controllers have long displayed open admiration for the Chinese model of authoritarianism, centralized power and the large amount of control it wields over its massive population. Recently China introduced a massive society-wide system called Zhima Credit (Sesame Credit), a full-spectrum social credit system that assigns a score to citizens based on how “good” they are.
This system is based on gamification, i.e. the gamifying of virtually every human endeavor, itself based on the exploitation of brain chemistry (dopamine hits) and human psychology. However, it’s not just a harmless game; it can have serious real-world consequences. Chinese journalist Liu Hu felt the brunt of the Chinese NWO model when he was denied the ability to buy property, take out a loan, buy an airplane ticket or even to travel on a Chinese trains.
Sesame Credit: Denying Dissenters the Right to Financially Transact
For starters, we are told by none less than the Chinese Supreme Court itself that the underlying philosophy of Sesame Credit is once untrustworthy, always restricted. Now that is a chilling and anti-freedom philosophy if there ever was one.
Imagine if this same principle were applied in reverse by citizens towards their governments. What government on Earth would survive? What authority would not have a sufficient level of corruption to be found “untrustworthy” in some way? Imagine if we lived in a world where the People could could simply apply this to the governments and instantaneously “restrict” them.
In the USA there is a whole system of credit reports and credit scores that allow banks and lenders to rank borrowers based on how creditworthy they are. This has consequences for taking out loans for houses, cars and other reasons, as well as for obtaining credit cards. However, the system is based purely on your financial history, activity and level of responsibility.
Sesame Credit takes the idea to a whole new level. The algorithm generates a score not just based on your financial history, but numerous other inputs such as your criminal record, whether you pay your taxes, fines and fees, how well you obey traffic rules and other laws, your shopping and lifestyle habits and – here’s the big one – how well you support the government.
For the Chinese, Sesame Credit is now starting to rule their lives. It determines their access to loans, housing, social services, certain types of employment, travel, university and information (internet). It is influencing and determining all sorts of behavior – even who people choose to befriend, since their Sesame Credit score becomes lower or higher depending upon the scores of their friends.
Clearly, this is a far-reaching and dangerous kind of technological social engineering which reduces the value of a human being to a number, and essentially forces them to respect authority in order to maintain their standard of living.
Limiting the Purchasing Power of Dissidents
A few brave Chinese have found out the hard way what can happen if you rock the boat. According to this Globe and Mail article, accomplished journalist Liu Hu spent 20 years pushing back against censorship in China. He used his blog to expose the corruption of high-level officials. In 2013 he was accused and arrested for “crimes” such as “fabricating and spreading rumours” and in 2016 in a separate case a court found him guilty of defamation.
Then in 2017, Liu suddenly felt the impact of getting on the wrong side of authorities in modern-day China:
… he discovered that his life had abruptly changed: Without any notice, he had been caught up in the early reaches of a social-credit system that China is developing as a pervasive new tool for social control – one expected to one day tighten the state’s grip on its citizens. Critics have called it an Orwellian creation – a new kind of “thought police.”
What it meant for Mr. Liu is that when he tried to buy a plane ticket, the booking system refused his purchase, saying he was “not qualified.” Other restrictions soon became apparent: He has been barred from buying property, taking out a loan or travelling on the country’s top-tier trains.
“There was no file, no police warrant, no official advance notification. They just cut me off from the things I was once entitled to,” he said. “What’s really scary is there’s nothing you can do about it. You can report to no one. You are stuck in the middle of nowhere.”
The article, published in January this year (2018), states that the blacklist had swelled to 7.49 million names as of last summer (June-August 2017 presumably). The Globe and Mail also examined the “records of two dozen people on the blacklist, many of whom had committed minor offences. One man was blacklisted over a $1,500 rent payment. Another had not repaid $1,900. Another failed to pay a $195 fine. Yet another had shoplifted 10 packs of cigarettes worth $70.”
China: The Dreamed NWO Model of the Globalists
The NWO globalists have a declared and obvious admiration for China. The now deceased David Rockefeller wrote this in the New York Times in 1973 – only around a decade after Mao Tse-Tung’s disastrous Great Leap Forward which took the lives of an estimated 18-55 million people:
Whatever the price of the Chinese Revolution, it has obviously succeeded, not only in producing more efficient and dedicated administration, but also in fostering a high morale and community propose. The social experiment in China under Chairman Mao’s leadership is one of the most important and successful in human history.
To give Western readers an idea of just how authoritarian China has become, consider this: a lawyer named Li Xiaolin discovered he couldn’t buy a plane ticket because of an “insincere apology.” Yes, you read that right. The Chinese Government not only has the power to order someone to apologize, but also to determine whether their apology is sincere … eerily reminiscent of the Party’s purpose in 1984 to ensure that all citizens not only obeyed Big Brother but loved Big Brother.
This incident had nothing to do with Sesame Credit per se; however, the insincere apology meant he’d failed to comply with a court order, which landed him on a government blacklist.
China is a big player in the technological and IT fields. The Sesame Credit system is being fueled by technological advances to grab data from all aspects of a citizen’s existence – commercial, social, emotional, political and moral – and distill this data into a single score, which becomes the basis of a hierarchical or tiered society.
However, in comparison to the historical caste system of India (where you were born into a particular class and stuck there for life), Sesame Credit encourages you to actively change your behavior via gamification to become more compliant, self-censoring, obedient and deferential – all in the hope of getting a better score. In this way, Sesame Credit is even more insidious than the caste system. It’s no wonder that control freaks would love to roll out such a system worldwide under the auspices of a Global Government.
It is no exaggeration to label Sesame Credit as the most ambitious attempt by any government in modern history to control their citizenry via technology, psychology and gamification. It is indeed a new kind of authoritarianism that mines a person’s online identity, combines it with their offline identity, and assesses them based on anything they’ve ever said, wrote or done.
From a pop culture perspective, it’s similar to the Netflix series Black Mirror where a virtual digital score is attached to everyone in society.
If we’re not aware, this exact kind of system will be rolled out in Western nations – and everywhere. At the current state of consciousness, it would not be surprising if many sleepwalking people lost sight of the aim of the “game” and jumped gleefully onto the hamster wheel in pursuit of the latest project of getting a high score – forgetting how the whole point is to gamify them and mold them into exactly the kind of docile citizens the State wants.
The Syrian army on Monday, June 25, launched an all-out assault on Daraa – a symbolic operation since it was there that the seven-year anti-Assad war first erupted. The Syrian army’s 4th Division’s guns and its Tigers Forces’ tanks pounded the town with heavy artillery and Golan 1000 missiles, each of which carries a 500kg explosive warhead.
The mobile Golan 1000 system mounted on Russian T-72 tanks proved its lethal properties in the recent battles for eastern Damascus. There is no way the Syrian rebel groups defending Daraa can withstand the fury of this assault, especially when it is boosted by carpet bombing inflicted by Syrian and Russian air forces.
According to some sources close to the scene, the rebels tried early Monday to mount a counter-attack on the Syrian army and were repelled with heavy casualties. Rebel chiefs in the Daraa region are still putting a brave face on their predicament and pledging to fight to the end and never surrender. They refuse to be discouraged by the US embassy’s message from its Amman embassy on Sunday warning the South Syrian rebels not to expect US intervention on their behalf.
The immediate objective of the Syrian assault appears to be a group of tall buildings in the Al Balad district of Daraa, from which to gain elevation for commanding the rest of the city and so cutting short the battle for its conquest.
Like the United States, Israel too appears to have decided to stand aside and let the Syrian army finish its offensive for the capture of Daraa up to the Jordanian border. However, DEBKAfile’s military analysts maintain that this is a serious strategic error. Israel’s strategists must be fully aware that, after Daraa, the Syrian army will soon go for Quneitra and knock over rebel-held positions opposite Israel’s Golan border within view of IDF defense lines.
Israel’s policy-makers are also fully apprised of the trick of disguising the Hizballah and pro-Iranian Shiite militias spearheading the Syrian offensive in Syrian army uniforms. Therefore, notwithstanding American and Russian promises to prevent this happening, Israel will soon find itself facing Hizballah and pro-Iranian forces sitting on its northern border.
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Syrian state TV said late Monday night that two Israeli missiles struck near Damascus international airport, without giving further details.
The pro-Syrian regime online newspaper Al-Masdar News (AMN) cited reports stating that missiles targeted an Iranian cargo plane being unloaded at the airport. According to the reports, regime forces’ air defense systems subsequently intercepted an Israeli drone in south-western Syrian airspace.
The head of the British-based monitoring group Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Rami Abdulrahman, told AFP that “Israeli missiles hit arms depots for Hezbollah near the airport,” adding that Syrian air defense systems failed to prevent the alleged Israeli strikes.
Israel has regularly refused to confirm or deny mounting overnight raids in Syria, but has repeatedly stated that it is unwilling to accept Iranian military presence in Syria.
In May, however, Israel said it struck 50 Iranian targets in Syria after 20 rockets were fired towards Israel’s front defensive line in the Golan Heights by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corp’s Quds Force.
The targets all belonged to the Quds Force and included intelligence sites, logistics headquarters, a military compound and logistics complex in Kiswah near Damascus; weapons-storage sites at Damascus International Airport; and intelligence systems and installations, as well as observation, military posts and military hardware in the buffer zone.
According to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, at least 11 Iranians were among the 46 killed in Israel’s strikes.
In April, Syria, Iran and Russia all said Israel was responsible for carrying out an attack at the T-4 air base near Homs.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that at least 14 people were killed in the strike, with Iran’s semi-official Fars news agency saying that four Iranian soldiers were among the casualties.
The Israeli military last February accused Iranian-backed militias of operating at the base, from where it said an Iranian drone that was shot down over northern Israel had been launched.
THE IRAN DEAL AND THE END OF THE WORLD
By John Ligato https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/jun/25/the-iran-deal-and-the-end-of-the-world/
President Donald J. Trump’s decision to remove the United States from President Barack Obama’s disastrous deal with the mullahs in Iran has created a flawed hysteria by the mainstream media and members of the European Union. The media’s reaction is predictable. Any action by Mr. Trump results in an opposite reaction. The Europeans’ love affair with the regime in Iran should not come as a surprise – they make millions of dollars trading with Tehran. But it’s a tenuous relationship similar to a scorpion who bites an acquaintance who then acts surprised that the scorpion would turn treacherous.
The Iran deal, which was never ratified by the Senate as a treaty, makes it a diplomatic farce. The Obama administration, in a 2015 letter to then-Congressman Mike Pompeo, made it clear that the deal was a political commitment made by Mr. Obama. It was never a “signed document.” The Iranian parliament never intended to vote on the agreement since Iranians were too busy screaming, “death to America.” It wasn’t worth the paper is was written on.
Despite its flimsy legal status, the agreement was a dramatic shift in policy for the Middle East. The Iranian government’s aggressive interventionist foreign policy sent shock waves through more moderate Arab countries that were dumbfounded the American government would embolden Iran and its plan to expand its Islamic revolution throughout the Middle East.
The fear of Iran has overtaken the hatred of Israel as a driving force for Middle East diplomacy. Egypt, Saudi Arabia and other nations have quietly forged a working relationship with the Israeli government as a way to limiting Iran’s power and influence in the region. In fact, Mr. Trump’s policy reversal was applauded not only in Jerusalem but in many Arab capitals.
Yet our European allies, particularly the Germans, continue to hold hands with the Iranians and now other Arab countries are responding. Saudi Prince Muhammad bin Salman recently took steps to freeze new business with Germany, despite the Kingdom’s nearly $8 billion worth of exports sent to Berlin. The Germans have decided that protecting its industry is more important than protecting peace in the region.
The European Union exported more than $13 billion in goods to Iran in 2017, a 66 percent increase from the days before Mr. Obama’s promise to help the Iranian economy. German companies, particularly Siemens Corp., for instance, had a booming business in Iran. In 2016, the Germans shipped more than 3 billion euros worth of goods and services to the Iranian regime. British exports were also increasing before Mr. Trump pulled the plug.
Siemens, which was preparing to ship three gas turbines to Iran, now has forced a re-evaluation of its industrial policy with the mullahs. Yet, the politicians of the European Union continue to bang the drum not only for Siemens but for other of their industrial giants like Airbus.
As we can see, the impact of the Trump administration decision to re-isolate the Iranian regime is having its desired impact. Despite lobbying and political pressure from the Europeans, businesses recognize that the American market is more lucrative to their bottom line than the Iranian regime. And unlike in the past, when the Arab nations spoke in one voice, we now have allies in nations like Saudi Arabia that agree Iran is a danger to peace.
SIGN OF THE TIMES? THOUSANDS WILLINGLY MICROCHIPPING THEIR HANDS
Michael Snyder – https://www.charismanews.com/opinion/71829-sign-of-the-times-thousands-willingly-microchipping-their-hands
The future is coming, and it is going to look very strange. In the past, many authors had raised the possibility of tyrannical governments forcibly micro-chipping their own populations someday, but what if most of humanity actually embraces this new technology enthusiastically?
Today, thousands of people in Sweden are eagerly having microchips inserted into their own hands, and it is rapidly becoming a natural part of society. Even in the United States, at one time there was great resistance to the idea of micro-chipping our pets, but now it is almost universally accepted. Personal microchips are being promoted as a way to make routine tasks faster, easier and more convenient, and Swedish “bio-hackers” are quite thrilled to be on the cutting edge of this new trend:
Thousands of people in Sweden have inserted microchips, which can function as contactless credit cards, key cards and even rail cards, into their bodies. Once the chip is underneath your skin, there is no longer any need to worry about misplacing a card or carrying a heavy wallet. But for many people, the idea of carrying a microchip in their body feels more dystopian than practical.
Some have suggested that Sweden’s strong welfare state may be the cause of this recent trend. But actually, the factors behind why roughly 3,500 Swedes have had microchips implanted in them are more complex than you might expect. This phenomenon reflects Sweden’s unique biohacking scene. If you look underneath the surface, Sweden’s love affair with all things digital goes much deeper than these microchips.
Personally, I will never have a microchip inserted into my hand, but others desire to go far beyond something as simple as that. In Sweden, vast numbers of young people have embraced the idea that we can use technology to make humanity better, and that is why most Swedish “biohackers” are also involved in the trans-humanist movement:
Swedish biohackers are generally part of the trans-humanist movement. And it is the trans-humanists-or more specifically the subgroup “grinders”-who have been inserting NFC chips somewhere between the thumb and the index finger of thousands of Swedes. These are the same microchips that have been used for decades to track animals and packages.
Sweden has been a hotbed for transhumanism for a very long time. In fact, a prominent transhumanist foundation known as “Humanity+” was co-founded by a Swedish man named Nick Bostrom in 1998.
If you start looking into this movement, you will quickly discover that the word “trans-human” literally means “beyond human.” Trans-humanists believe that it is time for humanity to take control of our own evolution. By editing our DNA and merging with technology, they believe that “post-humans” can become far superior to the humans of today.
Just imagine the draw that this could have for some people as this type of technology begins to take off. Do you think that there are some young people out there that would be eager to have “superhuman powers” and radically extended life-spans? On a broader societal level, we will be told that fixing humanity’s “flaws” could ultimately mean the eradication of all sickness, disease, poverty and war.
Who wouldn’t want that?
In the end, the goal would be to essentially become our own “gods.” Just consider the following excerpt from a recent article in The Guardian:
The aims of the trans-humanist movement are summed up by Mark O’Connell in his book To Be a Machine, which last week won the Welcome Book prize. “It is their belief that we can and should eradicate aging as a cause of death; that we can and should use technology to augment our bodies and our minds; that we can and should merge with machines, remaking ourselves, finally, in the image of our own higher ideals.”
The idea of technologically enhancing our bodies is not new. But the extent to which trans-humanists take the concept is. In the past, we made devices such as wooden legs, hearing aids, spectacles and false teeth. In future, we might use implants to augment our senses so we can detect infrared or ultraviolet radiation directly or boost our cognitive processes by connecting ourselves to memory chips. Ultimately, by merging man and machine, science will produce humans who have vastly increased intelligence, strength and lifespans; a near embodiment of gods.
If you resist this movement, you and your children could end up being second-class citizens. You would be weaker, slower and a whole lot less intelligent than “post-humans” that have been “enhanced,” and you would likely die much more quickly too.
In fact, one of the primary goals of the trans-humanist movement is “eternal life.” The following is a short excerpt from an ExtremeTech article:
One of the core concepts in trans-humanist thinking is life extension: Through genetic engineering, nanotech, cloning, and other emerging technologies, eternal life may soon be possible. Likewise, transhumanists are interested in the ever-increasing number of technologies that can boost our physical, intellectual, and psychological capabilities beyond what humans are naturally capable of (thus the term trans-human). Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), for example, which speeds up reaction times and learning speed by running a very weak electric current through your brain, has already been used by the US military to train snipers. On the more extreme side, trans-humanism deals with the concepts of mind uploading (to a computer), and what happens when we finally craft a computer with greater-than-human intelligence (the technological singularity).
And don’t think that all of this is too far away.
In a previous article, I discussed one very disturbing survey that found that approximately one-fourth of all professionals in the 18- to 50-year-old age bracket would like to connect their brains directly to the internet right now.
Many thinkers believe that artificial intelligence will continue to advance at an exponential rate and will soon become far superior to human intelligence.
Once that happens, many trans-humanists anticipate that we will merge with artificial intelligence and that this will create a whole new world. Prominent trans-humanist Ray Kurzweil believes that we “will become essentially god-like in our powers,” and fellow trans-humanist Mark Pesce believes that such a merger will allow us “to become as gods.”
What I am referring to is a moment in time that trans-humanists have dubbed “the singularity.” The following is what Max Tegmark, the acclaimed author of Our Mathematical Universe: My Quest for the Ultimate Nature of Reality, recently said about what life on this planet will be like after that event:
After this, life on Earth would never be the same. Whoever or whatever controls this technology would rapidly become the world’s wealthiest and most powerful, outsmarting all financial markets, out-inventing and out-patenting all human researchers, and out-manipulating all human leaders. Even if we humans nominally merge with such machines, we might have no guarantees whatsoever about the ultimate outcome, making it feel less like a merger and more like a hostile corporate takeover.
That certainly does not sound like a positive future to me.
At this moment technology is advancing at a pace never seen before in human history, and our society is going to be transformed in ways that we cannot even imagine right now.
The trans-humanists are promising to usher in a wonderful new utopia that will be the greatest era that humanity has ever known, but others believe that path will only lead to hell on Earth.
As for me, I like how I was made in the first place, and so they can keep their microchips and other technological enhancements because I don’t want them.
EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT VOTES FOR ARTICLE 13: AUTOMATIC ‘ROBOCOP’ DELETIONS ‘UNPRECEDENTED STEP TOWARDS THE TRANSFORMATION OF THE INTERNET’
Today’s vote will change the face of the internet forever, from an open platform to a place where anything can be removed without warning
Members of European Parliament (MEPs) voted today in favour of the hugely problematic Article 13, which will require automatic “Robocop” deletions of videos, pictures, sound, and text across internet platforms.
The plan is to enforce the automatic removal of any material that appears to violate copyright, which means that memes, mixes, sampling, and even reuse of news and parliamentary footage, will get caught up and deleted without warning.
This could change the way that the internet works – from a hub of free and creative sharing, to a space where anything can be removed without warning, by computers. Companies will be expected to monitor uploads and check that they aren’t copies of something someone has copyright in.
Campaigners will fall foul of this law, known as Article 13 of the Copyright Directive. We know how bad these systems are because they’re already used by YouTube’s system known as ContentID. Greenpeace, for instance, had their Star Wars video removed on YouTube after allegations of copyright infringement. Other campaigners reuse promotional videos to pick apart their arguments – and found copyright allegations used to delete their videos. Educationalists too have had their content wrongly removed.
Ironically, even MEPs in favour of Article 13 (and against) have had their videos blocked on YouTube due to incorrect copyright claims made by computers.
Anyone remixing or sampling a song could find themselves deleted. Most popular memes exist by reusing copyright images: anything that has originated from a film or TV programme, for instance. Memes are often entirely legal, despite the copying, because they are parodies (or fair use in the USA). But a machine can’t tell that. That’s why hundreds of Downfall parodies got removed from Youtube.
The idea of instituting a regime of petty everyday censorship, that randomly and unfairly damages campaigns, artists and the denizens of the Internet, ought to fill you with rage. We face the inevitable choice of the digital age: do we want machines to serve us, or to control us?
The copyright lobby groups pushing for Article 13 firmly believe in technology as a means of control, but they’re hardly the only ones. Once this technology is in place for copyright violations, extending it to identify extremism, hate speech, anything that the government does not like, becomes natural and easy.
These calls already exist: the EU is consulting on making these kinds of changes, and of course our own government has repeatedly called for platforms to “use technology” to censor potentially illegal material, and even built their own algorithms for small companies to do this.
It may sound extreme, but the inevitable result will be the expansion of automated censorship, whereby any of the content you post anywhere on the internet, be it Twitter, Instagram, Reddit or on your personal blog could be taken down because it clashed with an algorithm.
Internet creator Tim Berners-Lee, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales and other internet pioneers warned that “Article 13 takes an unprecedented step towards the transformation of the internet, from an open platform for sharing and innovation, into a tool for the automated surveillance and control of its users.”
IT IS NOT LOOKING GOOD FOR AMERICA!
REP. MAXINE WATERS CALLS FOR ‘ALL OUT WAR’ AS LIBERAL DEMOCRATS BEGIN AGGRESSIVE CAMPAIGN OF HARASSING TRUMP SUPPORTERS
Democrats got pounded in the 2016 elections. They are furious that Donald Trump is not actually guilty of Russian Collusion. They are angry that the economy is doing so well and that unemployment is at a 44-year low. They see nothing but a Red State victory in the upcoming Midterms, and they are beside themselves with rage and fury. Angry enough to kill? Pray that it doesn’t come to that. But yes, if the current course remains unchanged, that is exactly where things are going.
When a high-ranking congresswoman like Maxine Waters can call for an ‘all-out war’ on President Trump and his supporters, bad things are in store.
Behold the Democrats. The Party of diversity, the Party of inclusion, the Party of tolerance. At least that’s what their marketing would have you to believe. Remember Michelle Obama’s ‘when they go low, we go high“? Yeah, nobody else does either. In 2018, the Democrat Party, furious that the 18 month Mueller investigation of President Trump failed to produce any evidence of collusion with Russia, had decided that vigilante justice might be a better approach.
So let’s take a look at how the Democrats are using verbal assaults and physical intimidation against Trump supporters:
SARAH SANDERS & FAMILY ATTACKED AT TWO RESTAURANTS: Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee revealed his daughter Sarah Huckabee Sanders was heckled even more than what was originally said by owners of a Virginia restaurant who asked her to leave because she works for the Trump administration. Huckabee said, while speaking of the incident that took place initially at the Red Hen restaurant in Lexington on Friday: ‘There’s a part of that story that has not been told.’ He went on: ‘Once Sarah and her family left – of course Sarah was asked to please vacate – Sarah and her husband just went home, they’d had enough. But, the rest of her family went across the street to a different restaurant. ‘The owner of the Red Hen – nobody’s told this – then followed them across the street, called people and organized a protest, yelling and screaming at them from outside the other restaurant and creating this scene.’ source
FLORIDA GOP ATTORNEY GENERAL PAM BONDI ATTACKED WITH HER KIDS AT MOVIES: Florida GOP Attorney General Pam Bondi required a police escort away from a movie about Mister Rogers after activists yelled at her in Tampa — where two other Republican lawmakers say they were also politically harassed last week, one of them with her kids in tow. source
DEMOCRAT CONGRESSWOMAN MAXINE ‘CRAZY AUNTIE’ WATERS CALLS FOR MORE VIOLENCE: Democratic congresswoman Maxine Waters, calling for attacks on the Trump administration at a rally in Los Angeles Saturday: “If you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd and you push back on them, and you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere.” source
MSNBC HOST NICOLLE WALLACE WANTS TO ‘WRING’ SARAH SANDERS NECK: Sarah Sanders answered a question on a White House aide’s disparaging comments of Arizona Sen. John McCain during the daily press briefing Friday, mentioning the president “supports all Americans” and touted the president’s other achievements. Wallace commented on Sanders’ response in a graphic way on her Friday show. “Kristen Welker, how do you resist the temptation to run up and wring her neck?” Wallace said. “Why can’t she just say, ‘If a staffer said that, we’re going to get to the bottom of it, and she’ll be fired?’”
TRUMP ADMIN WORKERS TOLD TO GET GUNS TO PROTECT THEMSELVES: “High level officials in the Trump administration, especially if their faces are likely to be recognized by many in the public as a result of appearances on TV, might want to consider applying for a license to carry a concealed weapon in the District of Columbia, and/or other states they frequent, in view of the call by Rep. Maxine Waters for the public to ‘absolutely harass’ these officials in public places, and other recent events indicating the increased danger they are in,” added public interest law professor John Banzhaf. source
And this is just the tip the Progressive iceberg now headed towards Trump supporters on all levels as the midterm elections are fast approaching. When a high-ranking congresswoman like Maxine Waters can call for an ‘all-out war’ on President Trump and his supporters, bad things are in store.
Remember heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson? He was a great fighter, one of the very best. But towards the end of his career, in a fight with Evander Holyfield, Tyson bit Holyfield’s ear. Twice. Why did he do it? Official explanation aside, Tyson knew he was losing to Holyfield, and that frustration led him to lash out in an unacceptable way with the violence of the ear biting. When I was a kid, I had a brother who would gloat when beating me at Monopoly, but when fortunes were reversed and I started to win, he would invariably knock the board to the ground out of frustration of his impending loss.
So it is with the Democrats. They got pounded in the 2016 elections. They are furious that Donald Trump is not actually guilty of Russian Collusion. They are angry that the economy is doing so well and that unemployment is at a 44-year low. And they see nothing but a Red State victory in the upcoming Midterms, and they are beside themselves with rage and fury.
Angry enough to kill? Pray that it doesn’t come to that. But yes, if the current course remains unchanged, that is exactly where things are going.
STILL SAVED AFTER DENYING THE LORD?
QUESTION: I have a question I have needed to be answered for a very long time. I can’t even get a straight answer from my own pastor. I believe in Christ’s finished work at the cross. I know that behavior cannot change our salvation.
However, if someone accepts Christ and is baptized as a young person, then loses faith and denies the existence of God, what then? I get different arguments from people on this. I have heard, “Once saved always saved” and I’ve heard that denying the Lord is unforgivable. Please help me settle this. I lose sleep over this for my dear family members.
ANSWER: The clear answer is found in 2 Cor. 1:21-22. When we are saved the Lord puts His seal of ownership on us and puts His Spirit in our heart as a deposit to guarantee our destiny. At the same time, He assumes responsibility for making us stand firm. According to John 6:39-40 He will never lose even one of us. The Parable of the Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11-32) explains this in story form.
As for as denying the Lord, that’s something a saved person can never do, no matter what he or she says. Peter “lost faith” and denied Him 3 times in a single night and yet the Lord restored Him.
These things teach us that if your family members sincerely accepted the Lord as their Savior, then it doesn’t matter what they say or do afterward as far as their eternal destiny is concerned. The Lord has accepted responsibility for them and will see to it that they are never lost even if they’ve wandered away. That’s why we call Him the Good Shepherd.