The Germans are coming

GERMANY - Germany is rediscovering Europe. After a prolonged, conspicuous absence, Europe has re-emerged in recent weeks at the top of Germany’s political agenda, renewing hopes in some quarters (and fanning fears in others) that the Continent is poised to take a great leap toward closer integration.

Trump dangles Middle East peace plan to limit Jerusalem outcry

USA - When President Donald Trump told the Palestinian president of his intention to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, he assured him a peace plan being put together would please the Palestinians, officials said, in an apparent effort to limit fallout over his break with longtime US policy.

Finally, An Honest Inflation Index – Guess What It Shows

USA - Central bankers keep lamenting the fact that record low interest rates and record high currency creation haven’t generated enough inflation (because remember, for these guys inflation is a good thing rather than a dangerous disease). To which the sound money community keeps responding, “You’re looking in the wrong place! Include the prices of stocks, bonds and real estate in your models and you’ll see that inflation is high and rising.” Well it appears that someone at the Fed has finally decided to see what would happen if the CPI included those assets, and surprise! The result is inflation of 3%, or half again as high as the Fed’s target rate.

 
American [In]Justice

USA - A University of Akron student who killed his roommate after a drunken argument over fast food was sentenced to three years in prison this week. 23-year-old killer Kendal Scheid of Norwalk, Ohio, will be eligible for release in six months, according to WJW.

Meanwhile, 37-year-old Michael Wolfe was sentenced to 15 years in prison after breaking into a Florida mosque and left 3 pounds of bacon at the front door.

 
Russia says Pyongyang wants direct talks with Washington

RUSSIA - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Thursday that North Korea's leadership wants direct talks with the United States to seek guarantees on their security from Washington, Russia's RIA news agency reported. Lavrov said he had passed on Pyongyang's desire for direct talks to US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson when the two men met on the sidelines of a conference in Vienna on Thursday, the news agency reported.

 
Supreme Court May Side with Christian Baker in Same-Sex Wedding Cake Case

USA - Religious-liberty activists and conservative Christian groups are optimistic after oral arguments on Tuesday at the US Supreme Court in a case involving a Colorado Christian wedding cake baker that squarely pits constitutional rights of free speech and religious liberty against LGBT activists on the subject of same-sex marriage.

Marriage equality has become the law of the land down under

AUSTRALIA - Australia’s Parliament passed a bill on Thursday to legalize same-sex marriage following a long push for marriage equality. The House of Representatives approved the legislation without amendments after hours of emotional speeches and debate. Only four members of parliament voted against the legislation. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, a supporter of marriage equality, had committed last month to passing the bill before Christmas. “This is Australia: fair, diverse, loving and filled with respect. For every one of us this is a great day,” Turnbull said on Thursday.

 
Tidalgate: Climate Alarmists Caught Faking Sea Level Rise

USA - Alarmist scientists have been caught red-handed tampering with raw data in order to exaggerate sea level rise. The raw (unadjusted) data from three Indian Ocean gauges – Aden, Karachi and Mumbai – showed that local sea level trends in the last 140 years had been very gently rising, neutral or negative (ie sea levels had fallen). But after the evidence had been adjusted by tidal records gatekeepers at the global databank Permanent Service for Mean Sea Level (PSMSL) it suddenly showed a sharp and dramatic rise.

Juncker and May announce EU divorce package has FINALLY been agreed

UK - Theresa May finalised a deal with the EU today that will unlock talks on trade after frantic night-long negotiations. At a dramatic early morning press conference, a bleary eyed PM and Jean-Claude Juncker confirmed agreement had been reached. 'I believe we have now made the breakthrough we need,' Mr Juncker said. Mrs May said the settlement was 'in the best interests of the whole of the UK'.

United States of Europe?

EUROPE - The Chairman of Germany’s Social Democratic Party (SDP) wants to redesign the EU into the ‘United States of Europe’ by 2025, under a single constitutional treaty. Those who disagree with the federal constitution, under Martin Schulz's proposal, would automatically have to leave the EU.

North Korea says US threats make war unavoidable

NORTH KOREA - Two American B-1B heavy bombers joined large-scale combat drills over South Korea on Thursday amid warnings from North Korea that the exercises and US threats have made the outbreak of war “an established fact.” The annual US-South Korean “Vigilant Ace” exercises feature 230 aircraft, including some of the most advanced US stealth warplanes. They come a week after North Korea tested its most powerful intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) to date, which it says can reach all of the United States. North Korea’s foreign ministry blamed the drills and “confrontational warmongering” by US officials for making war inevitable. “The remaining question now is: when will the war break out?” it said in a statement carried by North Korea’s official KCNA news agency. “We do not wish for a war but shall not hide from it.”

 
China Tells Citizens to Prepare for Nuclear War

CHINA - Jilin Daily, a local Chinese state newspaper from the Jilin border region with North Korea, published a guide on Wednesday on how to behave in the event of a nuclear attack. While the report did not mention North Korea by name, the national propaganda outlet Global Times published a piece explaining that the government felt the guide necessary “as assumptions increase on possible clashes on the Korean Peninsula.”

 
SOON: AI to Create Indistinguishable “False Reality”

USA - Humanity soon won’t distinguish reality from simulation. Artificial intelligence can soon create a false reality indistinguishable from the real one, suggests new advancements in graphics manipulation which serves as a warning to humanity.

Now: Microwave Weapons

USA - The White House was briefed on the use of microwave weapons during a meeting earlier this year on North Korea’s missile and nuclear weapons programs. Known as “CHAMP,” or Counter-electronics High Power Microwave Advanced Missile Project, the weapon, nestled inside an air-launched cruise missile dropped from a B-52 bomber, is being touted by some as a way to disable North Korean missiles before they leave the launchpad. Speaking with NBC News, Mary Lou Robinson, Chief of High Power Electromagnetics at Albuquerque’s Air Force Research Laboratory, says the weapon is designed to disrupt electronic components – such as those used in ground control systems and in missiles themselves. “These high-powered microwave signals are very effective at disrupting and possibly disabling electronic circuits,” Robinson said.

 
Mumps Makes a Comeback, Even Among the Vaccinated

USA - If you think you’ve been seeing mumps in the news more often in the past couple of years, you’re absolutely right. “Mumps outbreaks are on the rise,” said Dr Janell Routh, a pediatrician who is a medical officer on the mumps team at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More than 6,000 cases of mumps were reported in the United States last year, the highest number in 10 years. Around 2010, total annual cases were down in the hundreds. Most of the recent cases occurred in outbreaks, including a large one in Arkansas, rather than as a sporadic here-a-case, there-a-case disease. And most of the outbreaks were among people 18 to 22 years old, most of whom had had the requisite two doses of mumps vaccine in childhood. “We are seeing it in a young and highly vaccinated population,” Dr Routh said.

 
“Just what is an APOSTLE?”
Just what is an Apostle?

Today we find the Church of God in a “wilderness of religious confusion!”

The confusion is not merely around the Church – within the religions of the world outside – but WITHIN the very heart of The True Church itself!

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Listen to Me, You who know righteousness, You people in whose heart is My Law: …I have put My words in your mouth, I have covered you with the shadow of My hand, That I may plant the heavens, Lay the foundations of the earth, and say to Zion, “you are My people” (Isaiah 51:7,16)