News Review - 31 Aug 2018
dangersOfTheLastDays

Self love… love of money… scoffers… nothing sacred… unloving… unforgiving… no self control… cruel… full of hate… reckless and puffed up with pride…

The Dangers of the Last Days

We now live in a world that has lost its way, as Mr Armstrong explained that:

“… because the world has thrown away the BASIC TEXTBOOK of true education – the Holy Bible! The world has gotten all mixed up. … The Bible IS the FOUNDATION of ALL KNOWLEDGE – and the true approach to the acquisition of all discoverable knowledge. It is our Maker’s instruction book of needed knowledge acquirable from no other source.” ( The Plain Truth – September 1981)

Here is a Bible description of today’s world:

“You should know this, Timothy, that in the last days there will be very difficult times. For people will love only themselves and their money. They will be boastful and proud, scoffing at God, disobedient to their parents, and ungrateful. They will consider nothing sacred. They will be unloving and unforgiving; they will slander others and have no self-control. They will be cruel and hate what is good. They will betray their friends, be reckless, be puffed up with pride, and love pleasure rather than God.(ll Timothy 3:1, New Living Translation)

The 1960’s – A Dramatic Drop In Standards

In a way the Beatles started this modern trend in a new Satan-influenced lifestyle of a degenerating culture and sense of social values. It picked up what had been started by Frank Sinatra, when teenage girls ran screaming half out of their minds for his autograph. It was revived and intensified by Elvis Presley.

Then the Beatles delivered Satan’s knockout blow to any public sense of social values in the world. This world is fast losing all sense – if it ever had any – of true social values. The lower the standard of social values, the more popular they become in a misguided and deceived humanity.( Pastor General’s Report – December 12, 1980)

Burning Man: Searching for Meaning and Purpose

“To say that Burning Man is ‘weird’ would not be doing it justice. In this very isolated corner of the Black Rock Desert, you will find nudists (lots of them), palm readers, neopagans, ‘ecosexuals’, witches, sorcerers, shamans, New Age gurus, ‘goddesses’, Satanists, ‘polyamorists’ and just about every type of fetishist that you can possibly imagine.

Ultimately, the truth is that you are not going to find meaning in life through sex, drugs, public nudity, weird art and loud techno music. You can try every pleasure under the sun, but it is still not going to fill that hole that you feel deep inside of you. In America today, there is a greater spiritual void than ever before. People are searching for meaning and purpose in all sorts of places and not finding it .” ( endoftheamericandream.com)


Everyone’s hoping a little LSD can lead them to the next billion-dollar idea. The point is less to let off steam or lose your inhibitions than to improve your mind. It is all, another tech worker said, about the ‘ intellectualizing of drug use as a stimulant for the brain.

Michael Pollan, whose recent book, ‘How to Change Your Mind,’ talks about the resurgence of psychedelic drugs, told me in an interview that the exploration of drugs by tech workers remains part of the industry’s ‘hacking ethos.’ In other words, to make more money. Pass the Ambien.( nytimes.com)

Education Goes Off Track

There was a time when education prepared people to be able to get a good job. Today, it’s all changed. More and more colleges and universities are offering “queer” courses – courses where students study a subject by studying from material prepared by “Queers”! Instead of getting an education, students minds are being perverted.

“This school year, colleges and universities across the country will be offering courses on ‘queering’ children, the Bible, and theology in general. Colleges are not only attempting to ‘queer’ childhood, they are teaching students to ‘queer’ Christianity and religion in general, as well. This fall, Eugene Lang College will offer a course titled ‘Queering and Decolonizing Theology,’ where students will explore topics such as ‘the sexual ethics and ritualization found in the S&M community,’ and ‘transgender Christ’s’.” ( campusreform.org)

Students Taken Off-Track!

This is their real goal, to “destabilize long held assumptions about what the Bible — and religion — says about gender and sexuality." This is a classic example of end time bafflegab! The Bible is VERY clear on gender and sexuality. Read Romans 1:18–32!

Here is an example of the outline of a College course in English literature…

Reading Queerly in the High School Classroom:

Exploring a Gay and Lesbian Literature Course

The purpose of this dissertation is to explore how teaching an English literature curriculum centered on the stories, experiences, cultures, histories, and politics of LGBTQI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex) people constitutes a meaningful site for teaching and learning in a high school classroom.

The project follows principles of critical qualitative research and employs an ethnographic case study approach with the purpose of transforming educational praxis. The study was conducted in an elective English literature class titled Gay and Lesbian Literature available to juniors and seniors at a public high school in Western New England.” ( scholarworks.umass.edu)

They use language designed to sound “professional” - pure bafflegab!

Teach Students To "Read Queerly"

“Princeton University is offering a course next semester that aims to teach students to ‘read queerly’ by examining ‘the ways in which desire, gender, and sexuality are queerly told.’ The ‘Queer Literatures’ course will explore several texts, including a memoir whose author asserts that ‘Being mean to boys is fun and a second-wave feminist duty’.( campusreform.org)

Navigate Through The Pressures Of Social Media – Via The Occult

Tarot readings have long been met with superstition, often thought to involve mystical powers such as those possessed by Solitaire in Ian Fleming’s Live and Let Die. But now tarot readers have revealed that millennials are reaching for the cards more than ever before. Students and young professionals are turning to tarot in a bid to help them navigate through the pressures of social media and uncertainty over Brexit, according to industry experts.” ( telegraph.co.uk)

Drag Queen Story Hour For Young Children

Their purpose is to get children to believe that their perverted ways are “normal and acceptable”.

“A group of local pastors in Mobile, Alabama, are speaking out against a public library for hosting a Drag Queen Story Hour, and are voicing their concerns with the city to stop the event. ‘This is far, far from the moral values and the morality of Mobile, Alabama,’ Pastor Fred Wolfe told WALA.” ( breitbart.com)

Truth Is Fallen In The Street – Isaiah 59:14

“Harvard Law School Professor Emeritus Alan Dershowitz said Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former attorney, is ‘pleading guilty to a crime that doesn’t exist’ to further Democrats’ plans to impeach the president.( breitbart.com)

Told The Truth – Thrown Into Prison

“Molecular biologist Judy A Mikovits, PhD, reveals the disturbing true story of how she was thrown in prison for blowing the whistle on deadly viral contamination of human vaccines. In response to this discovery, she was fired from her job, indicted, prosecuted, jailed and ordered to retract her research and publicly claim she ‘made it all up.’

She refused to cover up the scientific evidence and was targeted and punished by the ‘vaccine deep state’ establishment. She was actually thrown in prison. ‘Just dragged out of my house in shackles… I refused to denounce the data… we have the data… they basically said tell everybody you made it all up and you can go home.

If you don’t, we’ll destroy you. And they did.’ This is what modern ‘science’ has come to!” ( yourperceptionisnotreality.wordpress.com)

Modern Religion

Where is the leadership in Christianity today? The largest Christian group, the Roman Catholics, are full of corruption and perversion, as the following articles point out. No wonder people are looking elsewhere for help!

“The New York Catholic Conference spent more than $2.1 million on lobbying to protect predator priests and deny their victims justice.” ( patheos.com)


“In the west of Ireland… a mass grave containing the remains of up to 800 babies and children at a former home for unmarried mothers in Tuam, Co Galway. As the Pope visits the shrine, crowds of protesters will tell him they want a forensic exhumation of the grisly cemetery nearby and the identification of the tiny remains. The Roman Catholic Church, they will tell its leader, must face the truth in full. The long-running scandal of the Church’s cruelty to more than 30,000 ‘fallen’ women has shaken the country.” ( dailymail.co.uk)

“None calleth for justice… ” (Isaiah 59:4)

“Paul Manafort, Mr Trump’s campaign manager for six minutes during the summer of 2016, was found guilty of a host of crimes dating back more than a decade relating to his various business ventures, none of which has anything to do with President Trump.

What is interesting about the case against Mr Manafort is that prosecutors had declined to pursue some of the charges way back when. But that was BEFORE Mr Manafort betrayed the political establishment by working for Mr Trump’s presidential campaign. Once he committed that cardinal sin, all bets were off.

That is why so many people see this whole crusade as a dangerous and dishonest political prosecution.( breitbart.com)

The Great Gender Debate

We really do live in the age of chaos and confusion. God created male and female. Simple! Not so today.

“Following its successful integration in the US, US Facebook users can choose from one of 50 gender options.( telegraph.co.uk)

Parents Teach Their Children To Be Confused

“Is Zyler a boy or a girl? How about Kadyn? That’s a question their parents, Nate and Julia Sharpe, say only the twins [age 3] can decide. The Cambridge, Massachussetts, couple represent a small group of parents raising ‘theybies’ — children being brought up without gender designation from birth. A Facebook community for these parents currently claims about 220 members across the US.” ( nbcnews.com)

And Now We Have - “Gender Pronoun” Badges

“Students are being encouraged to wear ‘gender pronoun’ badges to indicate whether they would like to be referred to as he, she or they. The badges will be handed out to freshers at Edinburgh University during welcome week next month to help transgender people.” ( express.co.uk)

Free speech is dead!

“A medical doctor with 26 years of experience working at the National Health Service (NHS) has been deemed ‘unfit to work’ after insisting on identifying patients by their biological sex. Mackereth said. ‘ I believe that gender is defined by biology and genetics and that as a Christian the Bible teaches us that God made humans male or female.’

‘Firstly, we are not allowed to say what we believe. Secondly, as my case shows, we are not allowed to think what we believe. Finally, we are not allowed to defend what we believe,’ he said.” ( breitbart.com)

Some address the problem…

“Hungarian Deputy Prime Minister Zsolt Semjen: ‘Sex is biologically determined, the concept of gender, as “social sex” is nonsense.’ Last week, Hungarian universities were given 24 hours to give their response to the plan of the Ministry of Human Capacities, according to which it will become impossible for new students to enrol in gender studies.” ( newswars.com)

Abortion: One Man Speaks Out!

“Dr Ben Carson has a way of putting things in perspective that endears him to pro-life activists. The neurosurgeon and the author of six best-selling books makes another compelling point about the issue of abortion that is sure to have everyone who opposes abortion concurring. He pointed out how ancient civilizations have been criticized for the brutal practices of human sacrifice and child sacrifice — but he wonders if modern society isn’t ‘guilty of the same thing’ because we have legalized abortion.” ( lifenews.com)

Big Brother Really IS Watching You!

“If you’ve ever suspected that Google is watching your every move even when you explicitly tell it not to, a new investigation has vindicated your suspicions by proving just that. An investigation carried out by the Associated Press has found that Google is in fact storing Android and iPhone users’ location data even when they have chosen privacy settings to prevent the company from doing so. The AP’s findings were confirmed by computer-science researchers at Princeton University.” ( rt.com)

The “Normalization” Of Evil

“The Oxford Dictionaries defines ‘norm’ as something that is usual, typical, or standard. To ‘normalize’ some deviant thing or behavior, therefore, is to make that object or behavior a ‘norm’ — that is, making it acceptable by having the public perceive it as usual, typical, standard, and humdrum ordinary. America has already surrendered to sodomy and ‘transgenderism’ (a biological impossibility). What is underway now is the normalization of evil — of deviant predilection and behaviors like pedophilia, bestiality, cannibalism, and Satanism.( fellowshipoftheminds.com)

How low can they go? Very low!

“An Australian judge has incurred the wrath of child protection and gay rights advocates after stating that incest and pedophilia may no longer be considered taboo – just as gay relationships are now more accepted than they were in the 1950s and 60s.” ( rt.com)

Social media and video games:

“Social media and video games are creating a generation of children with the mental and emotional immaturity of three-year-olds, one of Britain’s most eminent brain scientists has warned. She was concerned children were losing their ability to think for themselves, empathise and communicate with each other .” ( telegraph.co.uk)

The Thin Veneer Of Civilization Disappearing

Society IS unravelling: A young boy will have no father for the rest of his life because a psycho started shooting at a Madden Tournament.

The thin veneer of civilization that we all depend upon on a daily basis is disappearing at a staggering pace. On Sunday, the young men that gathered to participate in the Madden Championship Series tournament in Jacksonville probably never imagined that they would be in any sort of danger, but then gunfire erupted around 1pm. Approximately 20 rounds were fired before the shooter killed himself, and it is being reported that 11 gamers were injured and 2 were killed.

Why would anyone ever want to kill somebody over a video game?

One of the victims that was killed was Taylor ‘SpotMePlzzz’ Robertson. He was a good man with a wife and a very small son, and now his son won’t have a father for the rest of his life.

Katz had traveled from Baltimore to Jacksonville to participate in the tournament, and he obviously planned this far ahead of time because he had his gun with him. And once he lost on Sunday, Katz apparently snapped and decided that it was time to start shooting.” ( theeconomiccollapseblog.com)

Magazines we trust – lie!

“Last year, a pair of photographers from National Geographic captured disturbing video footage of an emaciated polar bear that they uploaded to the magazine’s website with the opening line: ‘This is what climate change looks like.’ There’s just one problem, though: the polar bear’s plight had absolutely nothing to do with climate change – a fact that National Geographic now reluctantly admits. As it turns out, the entire video and corresponding story was 100 percent fake news designed to push the climate change conspiracy theory – a fact that National Geographic now reluctantly admits.” ( naturalnews.com)

“Stop The ‘Religious Indoctrination Of Children”

After all, according to the “experts”, “ science is better than religion at explaining the natural world.”

“Dawkins wants to give youngsters a different perspective with a new book – Atheism for Children. The outspoken scientist, 77, hopes it will stop the ‘religious indoctrination of children’ by schools and family members. It aimed to show that science is better than religion at explaining the natural world.” ( dailymail.co.uk)

The Final Corruption - Witchcraft

What is the fastest growing religion in the United States? If you said Christianity, you would be way off. In fact, the most recent numbers show that Christianity is in a serious state of decline in America. If you said Islam, you are much closer to a correct answer. Islam is the fastest growing major religion in the United States.

But there is a faith that is growing even faster than Islam. It is called Wicca, and it is currently growing at an astounding pace. Wicca emerged as a faith in the middle of the 20th century, but the origins of many Wiccan practices actually go back for thousands of years, and some researchers believe that certain aspects of Wicca can actually be traced all the way back to ancient Babylon. Wicca ‘is a modern pagan, witchcraft religion’. But more Americans than ever are embracing the darkness, and each year this comes to a fever pitch on Halloween night.” ( thetruthwins.com)

We ARE Living In The LAST DAYS!

The “self” takes centre-stage. “Me, myself and I” are all important. Money is all important. Nothing is sacred any more, especially when it comes to morals. Our so called news is full of slander and lies. The main thrust today seems to be to get people to accept that sodomy, and transgenderism, pedophilia, bestiality, cannibalism, and Satanism are the new norm – all of which are condemned in the Bible!

We were warned of this end time attitude:

“They tell the prophets, ‘Don’t tell us what is right. Tell us nice things. Tell us lies. Forget all this gloom. Get off your narrow path. Stop telling us about your “Holy One of Israel”’.(Isaiah 30:10-11, New Living Translation)

People don’t want to know about God. As Mr Armstrong explained:

… the world has thrown away the BASIC TEXTBOOK of true education – the Holy Bible! The world has gotten all mixed up… The Bible IS the FOUNDATION of ALL KNOWLEDGE!( The Plain Truth – September 1981)

LEAVE IT ALL BEHIND!

As we look forward to keeping the Feast, we need to remember our calling, leave this dying world behind and focus on the future. Remember - we are the custodians of the Law of God – God’s way of life! (Isaiah 8:16)

We must not be a part of the problem, we are in training to be a part of the solution!