2018..The Bible Says This is Exactly How it Would Look Before the End
Published on Aug 15, 2018
End Times Warning: Is Ezekiel 38&39 about to find fulfillment? Unprecedented Flooding And Wildfires! Everything is unfolding just as the bible foretold. Wars, Volcanic Eruptions, Earthquakes, Extreme Weather, Christian Persecution, Violence and more!
Ezekiel 38:14-15 14 “Therefore, son of man, prophesy and say to Gog, ‘Thus says the Lord God: “On that day when My people Israel dwell safely, will you not know it? 15 Then you will come from your place out of the far north, you and many peoples with you, all of them riding on horses, a great company and a mighty army.
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Forbidden Knowledge News
Published on Aug 14, 2018
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Signs of the Last Days
Published on Aug 15, 2018
This year something else is a hot item on parents and schools back to school shopping lists, and that’s bullet-proofing. Support this non-profit ministry. Any amount helps. Click Here: http://bit.ly/blessing4U – Thank you. American schools have become so dangerous with students shot at every school level from college, to high school, to middle school, and even elementary school, that one of the hot items on parents and schools list is bulletproofing. Kids in America are scared when they go to school and parents are fearful for their children’s safety. An ominous Sign of the Last Days prophecies that was foretold.
CURRENT NEWS ON WORLD FINANCE:
· THE REASON TURKEY’S ECONOMIC COLLAPSE IS SO SCARY is that Iran, Russia, and Syria are waiting in the wings
· Kremlin Backs Turkish Plan to Dump the Dollar and Trade in National Currencies
· Turkish lira recoups losses following Central Bank intervention
· Turkish lira record low ripples through global currency markets
· World equities slip on Turkey currency woes
· ‘What happens in Turkey won’t stay in Turkey’: Why this debt crisis could be different
· The fallout from Turkey’s crisis will cause damage far beyond its borders
· Iraq to respect dollar ban but not all US sanctions on Iran, PM says
· Trump’s Ambassador THREATENS U.K. WITH ‘SERIOUS CONSEQUENCES’ IF IRAN TRADE CONTINUES
· Trump Uses Sanctions to Spark Painful Market Moves for Adversaries
· Return of Pirates of the Caribbean: Piracy Jumps 163 Percent Amid Venezuela Crisis
· Cash machines could be mass-hacked in global cyber attack, FBI warns
· Turkey doubles tariffs on some US imports over economy ‘attacks’
· Erdogan says Turkey will boycott US electronics, lira steadies
· Turkey ‘frustrated with Qatar silence’ amid US sanctions imposed on Ankara
· Turkey Shifts Toward Russia as Sanctions Sour U.S. Relations
· Amid U.S.-Turkey Crisis: Russia Says Dollar’s Days Numbered as Global Trade Currency
· US Household Debt Hits Record $13.3 Trillion
· Lack of food pushes 2.3mn to flee Venezuela: UN
THE REASON TURKEY’S ECONOMIC COLLAPSE IS SO SCARY IS THAT IRAN, RUSSIA, AND SYRIA ARE WAITING IN THE WINGS
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THE REASON TURKEY’S ECONOMIC COLLAPSE IS SO SCARY is that Iran, Russia, and Syria are waiting in the wings
· Lots of things are going wrong in Turkey at once, driven by the collapse of its currency, the lira.
· The West needs Turkey to be strong, as Turkey is a physical buffer between Europe and the war in Syria.
· US sanctions have annoyed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who says he is now in search of “new friends.”
· The worst-case scenario for the West? Potential “new friends” include Iran, Syria, and Russia – Turkey’s neighbors, who also suffer from US sanctions.
WHAT IF TURKEY COLLAPSES?
It’s not outside the realm of possibility. Turkey’s currency is in free fall. Inflation is at 15% and climbing. The Turkish economy could enter a recession. The US has imposed economic sanctions on the country because President Recep Tayyip Erdogan refuses to hand over an American preacher who has been jailed there.
Lots of things are going wrong in Turkey, all at once.
As this map shows, Turkey may not be important economically – in terms of contagion to the rest of the global economy – but it sure is important strategically and militarily.
Turkey is the bridge between the democratic, peaceful West and the war-ridden dictatorships of the East.
How strong do we want this bridge to be?
Credit SuisseCountries ranked by the percentage of their exports that go to Turkey.
Turkey is the thing that physically prevents the wars in the Middle East from rolling into Greece
If you are not confident about where Turkey is on the map, you are not alone. It’s only when you see Turkey’s borders that you realise why everyone is freaking out about the lira crisis.
On its Western flank, Turkey borders Greece and Bulgaria, Western-facing members of the European Union. A few years ago, Turkey – a member of NATO – was preparing the join Europe as a full member.
Turkey’s other borders face six nations: Georgia, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Armenia, and Nakhchivan, a territory affiliated with Azerbaijan. Five of those are involved in ongoing armed conflicts or outright war.
Turkey is the thing that has physically prevented the Islamic State terrorist group from rolling into Greece. It keeps the Syrian war inside Syria. It prevents the Russians from rolling back into Bulgaria. And it deters the Iraqis, Iranians, and Kurds from escalating their various conflicts northward into Europe.
That’s the reason Turkey has the largest standing army in Europe. We need Turkey to be strong and stable, in other words.
That’s why two recent moves by Erdogan are so chilling:
· His op-ed article in The New York Times on Sunday, in which he described his angry response to US economic sanctions: “Turkey has alternatives. Failure to reverse this trend of unilateralism and disrespect will require us to start looking for new friends and allies.”
· His belief that interest rates are “evil.” His central bank – which he now controls – has declined to increase interest rates to fight the country’s spiraling inflation. He has historically argued that high interest rates actually cause high inflation. (In reality, high interest drives down inflation by making money more expensive and therefore more scarce. It is not clear that Erdogan understands basic economics.)
Erdogan’s economic illiteracy is particularly worrying
Yahoo FinanceThe lira has lost 45% of its value against the US dollar this year.
In the immediate term, Erdogan’s economic illiteracy is particularly worrying: Turkey’s biggest, easiest weapon to contain its crisis is higher interest rates.
In principle, when a central bank raises interest rates, it sells bonds, taking in currency from those sales, and thus makes its own money
more scarce and more valuable.
High rates would also encourage savers to put money into Turkish banks. That is exactly what Turkey needs to prevent a run on its central bank and a wider economic collapse. And it is the one tactic Erodgan – bafflingly – doesn’t believe should be used.
He is condemning his nation to an inflation spiral that will, unchecked, look like the hyperinflation of the Weimar Republic.
The worst-case scenario: a Turkish government in search of ‘new friends’ to bail it out
From a strategic or military point of view, Erdogan “looking for new friends” is even more worrying. Turkey suddenly has a lot in common with Iran, Syria, and, across the Black Sea, Russia: They are all the targets of US sanctions.
Do we really want Turkey to turn toward Iran, Syria, or Russia? Because that’s one potential outcome if the West cannot find a way to keep Erdogan inside the fold.
What is the endgame here, if Erdogan doesn’t reverse course on interest, or if the US maintains or increases its sanctions?
The worst-case scenario is a Turkish government that cannot pay the army that controls its borders, in search of “new friends” to bail it out.
Thus the lira continues its plunge.
CATALYST FOR CATACLYSM
Terry James – http://www.raptureready.com/category/nearing-midnight/
Economics on a worldwide scale continue to broil under intensive pressures exerted by America’s president. It is such squeezing, I am convinced, that will help induce the prophesied Tribulation era. That time, known as Daniel’s Seventieth Week, looks to be on the near horizon.
The pressure has forced what many experts of the fiscal sort-before the advent of Donald J. Trump-would have said could not have resulted in movement away from the globalist model. An example I have in mind is seen in a current story out of Germany.
A transfer of nearly $400 million in cash to Iran has been blocked by Germany’s central bank in what appears to be a response to efforts by the U.S. ambassador to Germany.
Last month, Ambassador Richard Grenell urged Berlin to prevent Iran’s withdrawal of large sums of cash from German bank accounts in an effort to offset U.S. sanctions that took effect following Washington’s withdrawal from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. (Source: “’This is huge’: US Ambassador Grenell quietly blocks $400 million transfer from Germany to Iran,” by Frieda Powers, Conservative News, August 3, 2018)
Ever since the new American president began to deal with the likes of German Chancellor Angela Merkel in such matters, the dynamics of economic interaction on the international scene has been in dramatic flux. While it has been, in my opinion, good for the United States and our position economically, the president’s influence has continued to drive the one-worlders crazy. But, they nonetheless seem to have no choice but to go along with Trump’s pressure-to this point, at any rate.
At the same time the caterwauling increases from those opposed to Trump in everything he does, the stock market, despite bumps and grinds, continues to be bursting at the seams to advance. This, many financial experts both welcome and fear.
They welcome the powerful forces trying to move things upward, but they have an innate fear of pending fiscal cataclysm.
I had a friend email me a week or so ago, including in the email an advisory from the emailer’s financial expert. The advisory said the following:
The stock market has been responding positively to better than expected earnings, “The Melt Up is officially here. This is the boom we’ve been waiting for. And this phase should last 12 to 18 months”, said Steve Sjuggerud, Stansberry Research. He went on to say, “The Melt Up will propel U.S. stocks to fantastic heights. The Melt Up is the final push of a bull market. It’s when the leading companies of this near decade long boom really take off and propel the overall market dramatically higher.”
As I have written before, do not be complacent; you must be vigilant. Please enjoy the melt-up as you prepare for a melt-down. I don’t know what the catalyst might be for a reversal of fortune, but we all see the huge elephant in the room.
The friend went on to say simply, “We know what the catalyst might be.”
That pleased me very much. My friend instinctively realized, because of her study of Bible prophecy, what the expert’s advice contained but could not understand or explain.
We have gone over time after time in these commentaries the catalyst the expert mentioned that he himself instinctively knew was poised to bring economic cataclysm upon the world. That catalyst is wrapped up in Jesus’ “days of Noah, days of Lot” prophecy found in Matthew 24:36-42 and Luke 17:26-30.
Jesus said the world will be in an economic uptick when he is next “revealed.” It will not be at a time when as much as three-fourths of humanity on earth has been killed through judgment and wrath.
The catalyst for that coming cataclysm-the Tribulation-will be the Rapture of the Church, I am convinced.
We covered in last week’s column the fact that five top hedge-fund billionaires sensed the coming cataclysm. They had questions for their futurist expert questions he wasn’t prepared to answer. They wanted to know how to best survive a world-rending collapse that was, they obviously thought, imminent.
I wrote in that commentary: “The world is indeed moving toward some climactic event that will bring about a world more horrific than any yet experienced by earth’s inhabitants. But, those mentioned here have no idea of what that ‘event’ is or the signals of its approach. They simply sense that something is on the brink of bringing their world crashing down around their ears.”
Again, in a chapter in my newest book, Essays in Apocalypse: Some Thoughts On the End of Days, the chapter called “The Coming Economic Boom” presents an in-depth look at the catalyst for cataclysm that is even now coming into view within our hourly news.
EMERGING MARKET CURRENCY CRISIS COULD DESTABILISE GLOBAL FINANCIAL SYSTEM
We haven’t seen emerging market currencies crash like this in over a decade, and analysts are warning that if this continues we could witness a devastating global debt crisis.
Over the past decade, there has been an insatiable appetite for cheap loans in emerging market economies, and a very substantial percentage of those loans were denominated in U.S. dollars.
When emerging market currencies crash relative to the U.S. dollar, lending dries up and servicing the existing loans becomes extremely oppressive, and that is precisely what we are witnessing right now. This week, most of the top headlines in the financial media have been about the crisis in Turkey.
The Turkish lira fell another 8 percent against the U.S. dollar on Monday, and it is now down about 35 percent over the past week. Overall, the lira has fallen 82 percent against the U.S. dollar in 2018, and this is putting an enormous amount of stress on the Turkish financial system…
“It is about credit, since Turkey has been a huge borrower in global capital markets over the past number of years when the world’s central banks were encouraging investors to stretch for yield,” David Rosenberg, chief economist and strategist at Gluskin Sheff, said in his daily market note. “Over half of the borrowing is denominated in foreign currencies, so when the lira sinks, debt-servicing costs and default risks rise inexorably.”
Turkey’s economy, just like all of the other major economies around the world, is utterly dependent on the flow of credit, and now lending is becoming greatly restricted.
Meanwhile, any existing loans that were made during the lending spree of the past decade that are denominated in foreign currencies are going to be causing major problems. The following comes from CNBC…
The lending spree has created two potential problems, according to Capital Economics. One is that Turkish banks looked to foreign wholesale markets as a way to fund the credit boom, instead of relying on more steady domestic deposits.
Now, the expense of servicing those loans has jumped with the lira’s decline, and they will be much more difficult for banks to roll over. The second risk is the possible sharp rise in nonperforming loans, including those made in foreign currencies, mostly to businesses.
Many of my American readers may be wondering why they should be concerned about what is going on in Turkey.
Well, the fear is that “what happens in Turkey won’t stay in Turkey”, and it isn’t just Turkey that we are talking about. Similar scenarios are playing out in emerging markets all over the planet, and one of the most dramatic examples is Argentina.
The Argentine peso has lost 8 percent against the U.S. dollar over the last three trading days, and overall it is down about 33 percent over the past four months.
In a desperate attempt to restore confidence in the currency, the central bank raised the core interest rate 5 entire percentage points on Monday to an eye-popping 45 percent…
Argentina took emergency steps to stabilize its currency in the wake of an emerging-market rout caused by Turkey’s crisis, jacking up its already highest-in-the-world interest rate by 5 percentage points and announcing it will sell $500 million to support the peso.
Policy makers set the rate for seven-day notes at a record 45 percent and pledged to keep it at that level at least until October. The central bank also said it plans to phase out 1 trillion pesos ($33.2 billion) of short-term notes by December in an effort to limit the currency volatility that often popped up when the securities were rolled over. And the bank also changed a system for dollar auctions to make them harder for traders to anticipate.
And this wasn’t the first time that the central bank has made such a dramatic move.
In fact, this was the fourth enormous rate hike that we have seen since April 27th.
The IMF has promised to intervene in Argentina with a 50 billion dollar bailout, but that may not be nearly enough.
Meanwhile, let’s not forget the complete and utter disaster that Venezuela has become. According to the IMF, the inflation rate in that country is projected to hit one million percent this year…
A top U.N. official is warning that Venezuela is on the verge of turning into an “absolute disaster of unprecedented proportions.” And now, what was once Latin America’s richest nation is about to ravaged by hyperinflation.
Life for most people in Venezuela is already terrible, so it might be hard to believe that it is about to get even worse, but it is.
One million percent. That’s the inflation rate the International Monetary Fund predicts Venezuela will hit this year.
Yes, it is true that Venezuela has been a basket case for some time, but things are getting a lot worse. People are starving, the entire economy is disintegrating, and chaos reigns in the streets.
And we must remember that Venezuela was once one of the wealthiest nations on the entire globe.
Will similar scenes soon be playing out in other emerging markets as this new debt crisis deepens?
In addition to Turkey and Argentina, currencies are also crashing in South Africa, Colombia, India, Mexico, Brazil, Chile and a very long list of other prominent nations.
If order is not restored to the currency markets, we are going to see an international debt crisis of unprecedented size and scope.
So keep a close eye on the foreign exchange markets over the next few days. If emerging market currencies keep crashing, events are going to begin to escalate very, very rapidly.
THE TRUMP EFFECT, THE RISE OF THE MAGOG ALLIANCE & THE RETURN OF JESUS CHRIST!
By Isaiah Anderson – https://christianityandpolitics.blog/2018/08/15/the-trump-effect-the-rise-of-the-magog-alliance-the-return-of-jesus-christ/
The definition of Trump means triumph or to trumpet. The name suggests God may be using President Trump, not a perfect person, as none of us are, but like other leaders, in the past, God often used people with appropriate names to be a witness of His divine actions.
We’ve witnessed Trump make a historic announcement of recognizing Jerusalem as the sovereign capital of Israel, which was a historical event and I believe possibly a prophetic event.
And they will fall by the edge of the sword, and be led away captive into all nations. And Jerusalem will be trampled by Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled. – Luke 21:24 (NKJV)
America being the dominate gentile power in the world, much like Rome was in 70 – 130AD, which was responsible for the destruction of the Second Jewish Temple and ultimately lead to their dispersion around the globe. President Trump officially announced the recognition of Israel’s sovereign reign of Jerusalem, it being their Jewish Capital. Trump thus reversed the effect and declaration of the Roman Emperor Hadrian, which stood for nearly 1900 years.
Is it a coincidence that a leader, with the name Trump, would trumpet the announcement of the end of the gentile reign of Jerusalem? I don’t believe it’s a coincidence, God is demonstrating to the world, His sovereign reign over the nations and its leaders. The official end of the gentile reign of Jerusalem means we are absolutely living in the final hours before the Rapture, the Tribulation, and the second coming of Jesus Christ!
“For behold, in those days and at that time, When I bring back the captives of Judah and Jerusalem, I will also gather all nations, And bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat; And I will enter into judgment with them there On account of My people, My heritage Israel, Whom they have scattered among the nations; They have also divided up My land. – Joel 3:1-2 (NKJV)
Another clear sign that we are living in the final hours of this fallen age, it is the return of the Jewish people to the land of Israel and the restoration of Judah and Jerusalem. I believe we have witnessed the official trumpet call of their recovery.
President Trump not only made a noteworthy prophetic announcement, one that is very historic, he has also triumphed over his enemies. In what seems driven by supernatural providence, now President Trump overcame all odds to win the 2016 American election and ascended to highest office in America, the most powerful gentile position in the world.
Few though Trump would win the GOP nomination, and almost no one except his vocal supporters believed Trump would win the general election. But, as history has now been written, Donald J. Trump, against all the odds triumphed over everyone in both the Democrat and Republican parties to become the 45 President of the United States of America.
Prophetically, what effect has the Trump Presidency had?
Trump has turned the international norms of trade on its head. The new President has placed sanctions and tariffs on some nations, but most importantly he has profoundly affected Russia, Iran, and Turkey, which just so happens to be the significant three nations prophesied in Prophet Ezekiel’s Gog-Magog alliance (Please read Ezekiel chapters 38 & 39). The trade sanctions and tariffs have helped push these three to a closer relationship…Amazing coincidence or very prophetic?
Interestingly, Ezekiel chapter 36 & 37 speak of a returning Jewish nation, which was literally fulfilled in May of 1947. In chapter 38 & 39 we see the eventual massive invasion of a restored and prosperous Israel. The chapters that follow speak of a restored Temple, which may indicate that the Jewish Third Temple will be built after the prophesied invasion of Israel by the Magog military alliance of Russia, Iran, and Turkey.
One cannot just throw up a Temple and say lets worship, at least not a Jewish Temple. The Jewish faith has precise laws and rituals that are prescribed in the Torah, all of which, are contained in the first five books of the Old Testament (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy).
The Mosaic and Levitical laws consist of approximately 613 rules that must be followed, including those that govern the Temple construction, priestly qualification, priest clothing, sacrifices, appointed feast and worship days. The reconstitution of the Jewish Temple and priesthood would be a very time consuming and expensive undertaking. It would take years of preparation to institute a Jewish Temple and priestly services…Do we see these preparations already taking place? Yes!
As we can clearly see the stage has been set and God is quickly bringing all things into position for the most talked about events in history…The Rapture of the Church of Jesus Christ, the seven-year Tribulation, and the Second Coming of Jesus Christ!
“Now learn this parable from the fig tree: When its branch has already become tender and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near. So you also, when you see all these things, know that it is near-at the doors! – Matt 24:32-33 (NKJV)
ARE YOU READY?
If you haven’t repented of your sins, placed your faith in Jesus Christ, and professed him publicly as your Lord and Savior, then you’re not ready!
“That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.” – Romans 10:9-11 (NKJV)
Repent of your sins and come to faith in the Lord Jesus Christ today, time is running out, and we have no time be on the fence. Jesus died for the sins of the world, and He desires for everyone to be saved…Seek Him today!
HEZBOLLAH CHIEF CLAIMS TERROR GROUP STRONGER THAN IDF – READY FOR WAR
Hezbollah chief claims terror group stronger than IDF, ready for war
The leader of Lebanon’s Hezbollah movement said Tuesday that US sanctions against Iran and his Iran-backed group will not have major effects on them and will not lead to regime change in Tehran.
Hassan Nasrallah said in a speech marking the 12th anniversary of the end of the 34-day war with Israel also boasted that his forces were stronger than the Israeli army and prepared for a fresh war with Israel.
In the televised address, Nasrallah claimed that that the Trump administration was “mistaken” by thinking sanctions would lead to riots in Iran that would topple the regime, or even force Iran to reduce support for activity abroad.
Last week the US began restoring sanctions that had been lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, which President Donald Trump withdrew from in May. The administration says the renewed sanctions are meant to pressure Tehran to halt its support for international terrorism, its military activity in the Middle East and its ballistic missile programs.
“Iran has been facing sanctions since the victory of the Islamic Revolution in 1979,” Nasrallah said. “He (Trump) is strengthening the sanctions but they have been there since 1979 and Iran stayed and will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the victory of its revolution.”
The Hezbollah leader spoke to thousands of supporters gathered at a rally south of Beirut, where they watched his speech on giant screens as it was broadcast from a secret location.
Iran has been backing Hezbollah financially and militarily since the terror group was established after Israel’s 1982 invasion of Lebanon.
A number of protests have broken out against the Iranian regime for the country’s precarious economic situation, with demonstrators calling for an end to military adventurism and financial support for terror groups abroad.
According to the US, Iran sends Hezbollah an estimated $700 million a year.
Speaking about the restoration of the sanctions by Washington, Nasrallah said: “I can tell you and I have accurate information they are building dreams, strategies and projects that Iran will head toward chaos and the regime will fall. This is illusion, this is imagination and has nothing to do with reality.”
He added that Hezbollah is not scared of a possible war with Israel.
“No one should threaten us with war and no one should scare us by war,” he said, adding: “We are not scared or worried about war and we are ready for it and we will be victorious.”
“Hezbollah might not be the strongest army in the Middle East but it is certainly stronger than the Israeli army,” Nasrallah said, according to Lebanese news outlet Naharnet. “Because we have more faith in our cause and greater willingness to sacrifice.”
“The resistance in Lebanon — with its arms, personnel, expertise and capabilities — is stronger than ever,” Nasrallah said.
Nasrallah said Israel would fail to force Hezbollah away from the Syrian Golan border, where Jerusalem fears it and other Iranian proxy groups will set up bases to use for attacks against the Jewish state, and has pushed for Russia to enforce a buffer zone.
RECORD NUMBER OF TROOPS COME TO CHRIST IN MISSOURI, 1,839 SOLDIERS IN 6 MONTHS
A US Army Chaplain says a revival is taking place on the base of Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri. Since March nearly 2,000 troops have reportedly come to the Lord. Chaplain (Capt.) Jose Rondon ministers at the base each week and has been posting testimonies and baptisms of new converts on his Facebook page. “Today, 380 soldiers came to salvation in Christ once and for all,” Rondon says in one post.
“Thanks CH Tony Cech for the excellent, clear, and powerful messages during the 3 services. Since March 11, 2018, we have seen 1,839 soldiers coming to Christ. God’s doing an unbelievable work through our military at Fort Leonard Wood, MO. May God bring the same powerful conviction of sin and love for Him that we are experiencing at Main Post Chapel all throughout our Nation and His world.” READ MORE
IRAN SENTENCES MAN, WIFE, EVERY MEMBER OF CHURCH TO PRISON FOR BEING CHRISTIAN
Iran’s Islamic regime has sentenced an Iranian couple to prison for practicing Christianity and also sentenced every member of their church to one year in prison. Article 18, an organization that supports Iranian Christians tweeted on Thursday that “A Christian couple have reported that a court in Boushehr has just sentenced them & 10 other Iranian Christians to one year in prison each for ‘Propagating against the Islamic Republic in favor of Christianity.’
This group of Christian converts was arrested on April 7, 2015.” The Christian website Mohabat News reported last week that the Iranian couple was charged with “orientation toward the land of Christianity.” Jeff King, the president of International Christian Concern, confirmed to The Jerusalem Post on Friday that each member of the congregation was also sentenced to a year in prison. READ MORE
CHINA TEARS DOWN JESUS POSTERS, REPLACES WITH XI IMAGES…
China has taken extreme measures to wipe out all traces of Christianity in the country, by tearing down posters of Jesus and replacing them with images of President Xi Jinping. The country’s ruling Communist party has chosen to eradicate the faith amongst its 1.38 billion residents, going as far as banning children from visiting churches. For the government, China’s Christian community has long
been a source of embarrassment, resulting in bans on the Bible and on public displays of the cross. Church leadership is also required to request approval from the Communist party and even church teachings must now be in line with party ideals. The crackdown has been mainly imposed in China’s Xinjiang province, on the borders of Pakistan and Afghanistan, with officials saying the region is “not Chinese enough”. READ MORE
AGEING PROCESS HAS REVERSED IN HUMAN CELLS FOR THE FIRST TIME
Scientists have successfully reversed the process of aging in cells for the first time in a move which could help beat the likes of Alzheimer’s and dementia. Many people hope to reverse the process of ageing in a bid to remain healthier and live longer or ultimately to live forever. And now researchers have made a breakthrough. As the body ages, it loses its ability to control how genes are regulated and they ultimately
become more damaged until we ultimately die. A gene is activated by signals from inside or outside the cell to make a molecular message known as RNA. The decision on which type of ‘message’ is created by a group of around 300 proteins is known as “splicing factors”. However, as we get older the amount of splicing factors the proteins are able to make steadily decreases. READ MORE