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Frank and Helen Maguire

My wonderful Helen,

I am so grateful to God that He sent you to me to be my wife for all eternity: from 1957 and onward and upward.

Helen, we have seen what Evil has transpired since our God denying culture has turned the Lord against our sinful nation.

Thank God for such courageous persons as Ravi Zacharias who strove to rid our culture of Evil…who worked himself to death to convince our citizenry that only by going to the Root of Christianity can we turn the culture away from Satan and back to God’s Truth.

Your grateful, loving, husband,

Me

Randall Terry

Pro-life leader and film maker, Randall Terry, has released a new documentary, Pandemic: The Threshing of America.

The premise of the documentary is that the Coronavirus pandemic is a “plague” or “chastisement” for God – in the Scriptural sense – because of the innocent blood that cries from the ground for vengeance.

Below are the reactions of a Roman Catholic Bishop, and an Evangelical Pastor.

The 58 minute film can be seen in its entirety by clicking on the video above or by going to: http://www.randallterry.com.

Permission is granted to post this link on any platform, and permission is granted to transfer the film to any online platform.The endorsement of these two men is significant because the film takes special aim at Catholic clergy, and African American clergy.

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Marlon Furtado

Some people are eager to exert their power over others. Bribes, rapes, trafficking, business takeovers, and domestic abuse are just a few examples of how people force their will on others. If you have been cheated, falsely accused, or physically attacked, you know the sense of violation and the desire for justice. This abuse of power, forcing one’s will on others, is often seen in government, in business, on the playground, and in too many homes.

An example of this abusive power play is recorded in 1 Kings 21. Naboth would not sell his property to King Ahab. As a result, the king returned to his room and pouted like a spoiled child. His wife, Queen Jezebel, arranged a town meeting in Naboth’s village. She paid two men to lie about him, saying they heard him blaspheming God. Without a trial, Naboth was taken outside the village and stoned to death. Once he was dead, Jezebel gleefully told Ahab that he could now make the property his. Continue reading

Jerry Newcombe

As of this writing, tens of thousands of Americans have reportedly died from the coronavirus. Also, 30 million have abruptly lost work.

Scan the headlines these days, and the bad news because of the coronavirus seems to get worse and worse:

  • April’s unemployment is described by the Wall Street Journal as “the largest one-month blow to the U.S. labor market on record” (5/3/20). The worst job loss ever.
  • “Universities across the country are being hit with lawsuits by students who aren’t satisfied with the refunds they’re being provided after being told to leave campus” (Campusreform.com, 4/27/20).
  • As one of six workers are suddenly out of a job, hunger is a growing problem. The AP reports, “Before the pandemic, food policy experts say, roughly one out of every eight or nine Americans struggled to stay fed. Now as many as one out of every four are projected to join the ranks of the hungry” (5/4/20).

Amidst all the bad news, is there any hope? Does America still have a prayer?

Yes. Thursday, May 7, 2020 was the National Day of Prayer. And, boy, did we need it. Continue reading

Frank Maguire, The Northwest Connection

Martin Luther, Photo credit: Public domain

This year when President Trump renewed the American custom of a National Day of Prayer, within the attendees sat clergy of every denomination, and a number of Jewish Rabbis.

President Trump is consistently scorned by his antagonists and called a racist and an anti-Semite.

The truth is that every time President Trump speaks, and acts, he is pointedly/openly critical of those who are race-haters and those who display anti-Semitic hatred.

Here is what history tells us that ties the Satanic NAZI Fuhrer Adolf Hitler to the famous Theologian Martin Luther. Continue reading

Jim Humphrey

My last two studies covered Romans 1:1 – 17 wherein the word “faith” occurs six times, teaching, among other things that the Gospel of Christ the Lord Jesus Christ revealed to the Apostle Paul “is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek,” Romans 1:16. And that same Gospel also reveals the righteousness of God throughout history, i.e., from faith to faith: because faith was required for anyone at any time in history in order for them to be just or righteous before God, Romans 1:17. And it is not faith for faith’s sake; it means faith in God’s Word, true faith, which comes by hearing the Word of God, Romans 10:17. The word “faith” is not found after Romans 1:17 in the first chapter, nor in the second chapter. Instead, we find the other side of the coin of God’s righteousness, so to speak, and that is God’s wrath against those without faith. “For (in the gospel of Christ that reveals God’s righteousness) the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;” Romans 1:18. Paul continues in chapter one and throughout the second chapter teaching why God is right and just to pour out wrath on faithless, unrighteous mankind, whether Jew or Gentile. Continue reading

Marlon Furtado

Mothers have a tremendous influence in the lives of their children. What kind of adults their children become is not entirely dependent upon their mom, but she plays a huge role in how they turn out. Motherhood is no picnic. It is probably the greatest challenge women face, being a 24/7 commitment. Even when the kids are grown and out of the nest, a mother continues to think about them.

I applaud single mothers who work hard all day, only to come home to the never-ending tasks of meal preparation, grocery shopping, doing laundry, and helping with homework. I don’t think anyone other than a single mom can relate to how exhausting it is.

In addition to single moms, my heart goes out to the women who want to be mothers, but either they aren’t married or they can’t get pregnant. They want to celebrate with their friends who are having children, but, at the same time, it is a disappointing reminder that they won’t be holding their own baby in the near future. For them, Mother’s Day can be a hard day. In fact, some will avoid church that particular Sunday to avoid the reminder that they aren’t mothers. Continue reading

Kari Lee Fournier

The Holy Bible is the only book that foretells the future. Of those expert theologians who study both the Bible and the ancient Aramaic, Hebrew, and Greek languages, many agree on certain points involving the upcoming ‘winding down of events’ on Earth—and they caution us that Jesus commanded that we are to be watchful of the times and seasons so that we are not caught unaware.

The scholars also tell us that the difference between the ‘watchful waiting’ over the years and that of the present time is the fact that the ‘fig tree,’ meaning Israel, who are God’s chosen people through whom the Messiah Jesus Christ and God’s Law would be delivered, has now fully regathered—as of May 14, 1948. Although scattered to the nations in 70 A.D., Israel never ceased to exist as a people—as did all other ancient groups.

Ezekiel 36 foretells God bringing Israel back from all lands in His ‘vision of the dry bones,’ which miraculously took place within the prophesied 24-hour period. The Bible says that all end times events will occur during the generation of the fig tree. Since Psalms 90:10 refers to a generation as 70 to 80 years, this puts us ‘thisclose’ to these most glorious of events unfolding.

Now, we remember that when the disciples asked Jesus what the signs would be in the last days, Jesus told them wars and rumors of wars, famine, pestilences, and earthquakes in diverse places. And we do indeed see birth pangs associated with these signs as having increased—and we see them getting closer and closer together in many different areas. Continue reading

Marlon Furtado

A very interesting passage of Scripture comes to mind in light of these days. 2 Chronicles 7:13–14 says, “When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command LOCUSTS to devour the land or send a PLAGUE among My people, if My people, who are called by My name, will 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.” Is it just a coincidence that Africa’s crops are being decimated by a large swarm of locusts at the same time that the world is facing the COVID-19 pandemic?

I don’t claim to be a prophet and I don’t pretend to understand all that is happening around our world. In addition to the COVID and locusts, some people are dealing with floods, fires, tornadoes, earthquakes, or volcano eruptions. Sometimes we think that these disasters are God’s judgment on those who haven’t yet bowed the knee to Jesus, but if you read the passage carefully, you’ll notice that “first and foremost,” it’s NOT a call to the lost to repent, but it’s a call for God’s people to seek Him. When devastating things happen in our lives, they are reminders to once again seek God’s face. Continue reading

Marlon Furtado

I was born a Furtado because my dad was a Furtado, and his dad was a Furtado, as was his dad, etc. I was born a sinner because my dad was a sinner, and his dad was a sinner, as was his dad, all the way back to Adam.

I might be a well-respected and law-abiding Furtado or I might be a corrupt Furtado, but I’ll still be a Furtado. I might be a well-respected and law-abiding sinner or I might be a corrupt sinner, but I’ll still be a sinner.

I hope that the above helps you to see that we are all sinners because we were born as sinners. You and I had absolutely no say in the matter. It’s all Adam’s fault. Now, that’s not to say we are innocent. There have been multiple times I’ve shaken my fist at God and done my own thing in rebellion against Him. Though I have inherited my sin nature from Adam, I’m just as guilty of resisting God and His authority over my life. Continue reading

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