Churches Would Be More Popular If….

People want what they believe religion has to to offer, they just do not want God to be a part of it.  One would think that the fact God should and does have a pivotal role in our future would be self-evident, but apparently it is not (Luke 19:14, 27).

Cathedrals are doing better than churches because they don’t “bang on” about God, Sir Simon Jenkins has suggested.

The author, who was discussing his new book on England’s churches at the Hay Festival, said cathedrals were responding to the public’s desire for a more spiritual and less religious experience.

Sir Simon highlighted the importance of the services they offered, saying: “Music is very important, evensong is the most popular service, people go for the music.

They (cathedrals) don’t feel obliged to be religious. I think the churches, particularly cathedrals, are responding to people’s desire for something that they might call spiritual. They are meditative, they are buildings where people find peace. They find peace in the music and the spirit.”

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/06/04/churches-would-popular-stopped-banging-god-sir-simon-jenkins/

Educational Disinformation

There has been an assault on God and the His way since the first man and it will continue as long as Satan has his way and man gives into it.  There are few places that this can be better seen than our school system.  As long as mankind continues to look to places other than the Bible for true understanding, he will continue to be misled to his own demise.

Proverbs 9:10 “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.

It should be clear to all reasoning people with the ability for critical thinking that a pattern of cultural warfare has been unfolding against the Western world since at least the end of World War Two. The contrast between what was then and what is now is stark and frightening. It should serve as all the evidence we require to make the final determination about what has been happening.

The complete destruction of the traditional family unit has taken place through a process of indirect and direct attacks against the proven characteristics of Western civilization. It should be obvious that media and art have orchestrated a well-thought out strategy of cultural warfare against the masculine and feminine ideals and support columns of culture.

Our educational buildings and curriculums have been used to erode and shatter all the ideals of natural and instinctual existence which have developed within the Western mind. The more we remember and rediscover, the more we realize that almost everything which is taught in our schools is either a corrupt twisted version of truth, or is an outright lie and fabrication.

If our curriculums were based on truth they would not need the constant changing and tweaking which takes takes place.

It’s interesting that more and more students are coming out of the university system and understanding that they in fact understand nothing.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-05-22/lets-burn-down-universities

Test Predicts Which Children Will Grow Up to be Drain on Society

Once again we see that the cause for ills in the world and the downward slide of society can be avoided by simple yet profound truths in the ancient texts of the Word of God (Proverbs 22:6).

A simple test at the age of three can determine whether children will grow up to be a burden on society, needing excessive welfare, ending up in jail or becoming obese.

Scientists at King’s College London followed more than 1,000 children from before school until they were 38, to find out if it was possible to predict who would go on to lead troubled lives.

All were given a 45 minute test aged three to gauge … their levels of tolerance, restlessness, impulsivity and social disadvantage.

After 35 years, the researchers found one fifth of the group was responsible for 81 per cent of the criminal convictions; three quarters of drug prescriptions; two thirds of welfare benefit payments and more than half of nights in hospital.

But crucially, they discovered that the outcome could have been predicted decades earlier, simply by looking at which children attained the lowest test scores aged three.

You get the best bang for the buck with early intervention,” she said. “These are all traits that can be controlled and improved upon, so identifying them in young children is a gift, and all of society would benefit.

Prof Moffitt added: “This study really gives a pretty clear picture of what happens if you don’t intervene.”

Source: Test predicts which children will grow up to be drain on society – when they are just three years old 

London Bridge Terror: Up to 23,000 Jihadis in UK

Even if this is not completely accurate, we have recently seen how devastating only a few highly motivated terrorists can be.  This is a result of moving away from God and not relying upon Him (Psalm 33:12-20).

The figure is more than six times the figure previously released by the Home Office at the time of last month’s Manchester bombing.

Then, it was revealed the security services had 500 live investigations into more than 3,000 suspected radical jihadis, including about 400 people who have remarkably been allowed to return to our shores after fighting with terror group Islamic State (ISIS) in Syria.

But, it has since emerged a further 20,000 radical Islamists have been considered a “person of interest” to the security services at anyone time, according to a security services source.

But, the news has led to fears there are simply not enough resources for our security forces and counter terror police to monitor all their activities at anyone time.

But round-the-clock monitoring of terror suspects is only possible in a handful of cases due to limited resources….

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/813375/London-Bridge-terror-strike-23-000-jihadis-in-UK-security-powers-used-less

EU Sees Need to Fill NATO Deficit

These calls for a European military are becoming more frequent and it will rapidly develop into and become the most powerful and devastating armed force in the world (See our prior video which echoes this article).

The EU budget should be used for military research and the bloc could become a defence alliance akin to Nato, the European Commission is poised to say.

The Commission is to outline its ideas in a legislative proposal on spending and in an ideas paper on defence due out on Wednesday (7 June).

Trump caused upset at Nato last week.

“The development of a new generation of many major defence systems is today beyond the reach of a single EU member state … ‘More Europe’ in defence and security is clearly needed”, the draft proposals, seen by Bloomberg, a US news agency, said.

The reflection paper adds that the “nature of the trans-Atlantic relationship is evolving” and that “more than ever, Europeans need to take greater responsibility for their own security”.

https://euobserver.com/foreign/138141

 

European Union Crisis: Surrounded by Hostile Powers

More and more others are beginning to see a path to accomplish what they want for the EU, not realizing that this the direction prophecy outlined millennia ago — that is a final amalgamation of 10 countries, led by a Germanic leader, which will become the powerful end-time Beast Power.

Billionaire financier George Soros said Thursday the European Union is in an “existential crisis” and needs to be reinvented in the face of growing threats…by fighting together against the rise of anti-European sentiment, xenophobic feelings and surrounding “hostile powers.”

“Putin’s Russia, Erdogan’s Turkey, Sisi’s Egypt and the America that Trump would like to create if he could, but can’t,” the U.S. financier added when talking about hostile powers.

He called for an update of European treaties to make the EU work better and allow a “multitrack” bloc where countries would have a wider variety of choices when it comes to integration.

The investor believes that the divorce process [Brexit] could take as long as five years to but during that time the EU has the chance “to transform itself into an organization that other countries like Britain would want to join.”

http://www.cnbc.com/2017/06/01/soros-says-the-european-union-is-now-in-an-existential-crisis-surrounded-by-hostile-powers.html

Breakup of the West?

NATO is not and cannot be the Beast Power simply because of its current make-up with America and the British Common Wealth (countries as well as certain others).  Now, with these threats from Trump, Germany sees the handwriting on the wall and the even greater necessity to take military matters into its own hands so that they can be prepared to deal with hostile powers.

By the time Air Force One started down the runaway at Naval Air Station Sigonella in Sicily, to bring President Trump home, the Atlantic had grown markedly wider than it was when he flew to Riyadh.

In a Munich beer hall Sunday, Angela Merkel confirmed it.

Europe must begin to look out for itself, she said, “take our fate into our own hands. … The times in which we could rely fully on others, they are somewhat over.”

Merkel’s apprehensions are understandable. A divorce could be in the cards. During his visit to NATO in Brussels and the G-7 in Sicily, Trump, with both his words and body language, revealed his thinking on who are friends and who are freeloaders.

Merkel seemed to take this as an implied threat that the U.S commitment to defend Europe from a Russia with one-tenth of NATO-Europe’s GDP may be contingent and may have a time limit on it.

A U.S.-NATO collision could come here, and soon.

From his rough remarks, Trump sees the Europeans as freeloaders on U.S. defense, laggards on their NATO contributions and mercantilists who craft policies to run endless trade surpluses at our expense, especially the Germans who are “bad, very bad.”

The European half of Trump’s trip should be taken as a fire-bell-in-the-night warning: Shape up, Europe, or you may find yourselves on your own when it comes to the defense of your continent.

http://www.wnd.com/2017/05/breakup-of-the-west/

European Wake-Up Call

Events can come about quickly as we see some are already responding to the urgency of the situation that is developing in and around Europe.

With Vladimir Putin in the east and Donald Trump to the west, German Chancellor Angela Merkel is now telling Europe it has to stand up for itself. It’s a call that’s already being answered by the continent’s richest region.

“There’s no doubt that Europe needs to take bigger responsibility, we have to spend more on defense and security,” Erna Solberg, Norway’s prime minister, said in an interview on Monday as Nordic leaders start a two-day summit in Bergen. Norway will ensure good cooperation “with its closest allies, and some are in the EU and some are on the other side of the Atlantic,” she said.

The Nordic summit started a day after Merkel said reliable relationships forged in Europe since the end of World War II “are to some extent over.” The German chancellor made those comments after meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump in Brussels and Sicily over the past week.

The comments were mainly about the economic side, “that European countries should take more responsibility on the NATO budget,” Sipila said. “This message has been quite clear all the time. At the same time this means that we can cooperate more inside the European Union” and that “the window is open for defense cooperation,” he said.

https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2017-05-29/merkel-s-european-wake-up-call-is-being-answered-in-the-nordics

UK Not Happy With Excessive ‘Divorce Payment’ Demands

Schaeuble did proclaim that “the British will learn Brexit was a mistake” — this was always going to happen as a part of the end-time events.

With negotiations between the UK and EU likely to formally begin on June 19, Bloomberg reports that Brexit Secretary David Davis has pre-emptively lashed out at EU officials, threatening that “The UK will quit talks on leaving the European Union unless the bloc drops its demands for a divorce payment as high as EUR100bn.”

Britain’s negotiations would otherwise be plunged into “chaos,” and even a 1 billion-pound settlement would be “a lot of money,” Davis said in an interview published in the Sunday Times.

As a result, firms are likely to review their operations along the entire value chain, with tariffs only being a small part of their worries.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-05-21/uk-threatens-quit-brexit-talks-over-excessive-divorce-payment-demands

 

U.S. Ranked the 114th Most Peaceful Nation

This is what happens when a nation departs from God: “…And there is no justice in their ways; They have made themselves crooked paths; Whoever takes that way shall not know peace.” (Isaiah 59:8)

Land of the free, home of the brave – but America may not be the most peaceful spot on earth according to the 11th annual “Global Peace Index,” which bases judgement calls on a complex gauge of social, economic and political factors, including rates of homicide and terrorism activities.

The U.S. is now at No. 114, falling 11 places in the last year, the analysis says. Armenia and Rwanda are just in front of America on the list, El Salvador and China follow. [OUCH!]

The United Kingdom is at No. 41….

“The U.S. deterioration is primarily driven by the growing intensity of internal conflict within the country, which was partly seen in the divisive 2016 Presidential election, as well as increases in the perceptions of criminality across American society,” the analysis said, also citing the impact of “rising homicide rates in several major American cities”  and several terrorist attacks on American soil.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jun/1/us-ranked-the-114th-most-peaceful-nation-on-earth-/