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The best and worst part of modern society for believers is information



The best and worst part of modern society for believers is information

We are in amazing times. Some say they believe we’re in the Biblical end times. Others think we’re on the verge of some sort of spiritual awakening. Still others say we’re learning that all of it is wrong. Who’s correct?

The reality is this: nobody is correct. If you believe that a Biblical worldview is the correct one, then you also must understand that we are meant to know certain things but that we’re incapable of understanding the big picture in our current forms. It is possible that when those saved by the Blood of Yeshua are translated into our new forms, that then we’ll gain the ability to understand the big picture, but nobody will know for sure until we’re there.

There is also plenty of “evidence” out there that points to an awakening of sorts. This could be in the form of revelation regarding ancient knowledge, a return of those who “seeded” us (if you believe in panspermia), or even a scientific melding into the spiritual world where all of some become “enlightened” in some way. This new age model often forms around the concepts of transhumanism and combines mysticism with scientific advancements.

Then, there are those who believe it’s all just a big accident. Life has no meaning other than what we do while we’re here and the memories that may or may not be passed down through generations. This worldview, despite protests by its believers, really does fall into line with the transhumanism concept other than a focus on pure science rather than any form of spiritualism.

We know for certain that the Biblical worldview is the correct one, but I’m not here to convince you of that in this article. Instead, I want to warn you about the component of modern society that is currently being used for and against us: information.

Knowledge Shall Be Increased

One of the most compelling arguments for today being the beginning (or even middle) of the Biblical end times is the increase of knowledge. Yes, human knowledge has been increasing for longer than history records, but few would argue that today’s increase isn’t exponential in comparison with just a decade ago. The Internet and other technological advancements in communication and collaboration have eliminated many of the barriers that kept knowledge lower until recently.

Let’s look at the prophetic telling of knowledge in the Book of Daniel:

But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.Daniel 12:4 (KJV)

We will discuss the book that was shut up until the time of the end in a future article, but for now let’s focus on the last half of the verse. There are plenty of interpretations for many running to and fro as well as knowledge being increased, but with the latter it certainly seems possible that we’re living in those times. If “many shall run to and fro” refers to the rise of travel both locally as well as across the world, then that would fit into today’s time as well.

Today, anyone can share the Gospel. We can discuss it. We can debate it. The Internet has given us a venue to spread the Word.

Whether this is the Biblical end times or if it’s in the distant future, we won’t know until things start really shaking up (literally), but one thing is absolutely certain: this rise in communication technology has allowed for the best and worst parts of society to flourish.

The best part is that we’re now able to do so much more with the Word of God than any time in the past. A decade ago, sharing the Gospel with someone outside of the area, let alone in a different country, meant getting out and participating in missions or writing books. Today, anyone can share the Gospel. We can discuss it. We can debate it. The Internet has given us a venue to spread the Word.

The worst part is that there is so much evil and misleading information available that the opposite effect is happening as well. More people are falling away from the faith every day because of things they read, videos they watch, or discussions they have online. For every excellent sermon posted on YouTube, there are dozens of videos that deny God’s existence or spread information about false religions. For every blog about the Gospel, there are thousands of secular blogs that deny the Gospel.

A perfect example of the disparity between good and bad online is Reddit. The 6th most popular site in the United States is divided into subreddits that users can follow. They share links, have discussions, and promote agendas in a bulk format every day. The Christianity subreddit is able to boast having over 179,000 subscribers. On the other hand, the Atheism subreddit has over 2.3 million.

This isn’t a call for more Christians to participate in spreading the Gospel online. That is a concept that we have promoted before, but it’s simply not for everyone and that’s not the important message of this article. The real message is this: be careful. Parts of the truth are online but many more parts of the great deceptions are online as well. It’s easy to be swayed by the wrong messages or guided in the wrong directions.

If you use technology to gain a better understanding of faith, you must wear the Armor of God. Pray and be discerning of what you learn. Many things that seem to be promoting a good message are designed to mislead you down a false path.


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Let’s have that ‘conversation’ about guns and why we’re never giving them up




Lets have that conversation about guns and why were never giving them up

#GunPrideMonth is the perfect time for a calm, rational discussion about the true causes of violence.

Our friends on the national socialist Left love to bring up the issue of guns in the context of a ‘serious crisis’. Tying to make it seem as Corey Booker falsely claims that there is a mass shooting every day. Well, its been several days since one of those occurrences, so that is clearly a lie. Even the Washington Post has made it clear that gun homicides have dropped substantially over the past 25 years in this article: Most Americans incorrectly think gun-murder rates have become worse, not better.

However, for the Left they have convince themselves of the righteousness of their causes, so making something up here or lying there is perfectly acceptable to them, never mind that reality shows them to be complete frauds, ‘in the aggregate’.

At least it used to be that way. Now the Liberty Grabber Left has come out of the authoritarian closet with a full court press for socialism and gun confiscation [funny how those two things go hand in hand?]. At this point in time, it’s a case where they haven’t stopped complaining about guns, despite the violence rationale dropping out of the news.

It’s time for a calm and rational conversation about the basic human right of self-defense.

The Liberty grabbers are at a decided disadvantage in having these discussions in a relatively calm environment. It always seems to work best for them when emotions run high and they can run around with the hair on fire screaming ‘we have to do something –anything – about guns, now before we rationally think about it too much’. Well, they usually don’t add that last part, thinking is the last thing they want anyone to do.

The fact is a research study from Northeastern University demonstrated that: Schools are safer than they were in the 90s, and school shootings are not more common than they used to be.  Facts like that don’t help the Liberty Grabber Left in their gun confiscation quest, so such things are ignored. It’s better for them to engage in their usual routine of making things up and repeating them ad nauseam until they are believed as the truth, thanks to the admonitions of socialist luminaries Hitler a Lenin.

A discussion on the underlying causes of violence instead of inanimate objects.

We’ll begin with a video from a year ago from the Warrior Poet Society on Why Gun Control is NOT about GUNS:

[Note that even he mistakenly states that shootings are getting worse.]

He points out that the worse thing we could do is establish so-called ‘Gun-Free’ zones where mass murderers can have free reign. Most mass shootings since 1950 have taken place in ‘Gun-Free’ zones.

This leads to the larger point that even if the Liberty Grabbers got their wish and confiscated every gun from the innocent, the criminals and the government would still have them to prey on people.

Still further, making the point, even if those of evil intent didn’t have guns, they could use other means: explosives, poisons, edged weapons, vehicles..

He makes the last point that this is a recent phenomenon, unheard of 50 or so years ago. This is partly due to the glamorization of these killers in the media.

One change has been in the culture and in our society and the fact that many of these killers have grown up in fatherless homes. An article from last February pointed out that Of the 27 Deadliest Mass Shooters, 26 of Them Had One Thing in Common: fatherlessness.

The Takeaway.

The Liberty Grabber Left would like to have a ‘Conversation’ about gun confiscation. We of the Pro-Liberty Right want to Keep our freedom. Despite the lies of the Left, guns aren’t a growing epidemic. But they do stand in the way of the Socialist-Left attaining their desired authoritarian power. Thus they keep on bleating about the ‘problem’ even though its diminishing in intensity.

The intent here is to have that ‘conversation’ and prove that it’s NOT a question of guns, but of the breakdown in our culture induced by the Left. They would prefer it to be about guns, and how fast and how soon they will be confiscated.

[But only from certain people ]

Additional reference links

Poll: More Americans Have a Gun in Home Than Ever Before
Nearly 120 million Americans have a firearm in the home

Any Study Of ‘Gun Violence’ Should Include How Guns Save Lives

That Time The CDC Asked About Defensive Gun Uses

UPDATED: Mass Public Shootings keep occurring in Gun-Free Zones: 94% of attacks since 1950

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Article about Imam Mohamad Tawhidi pulled down over threat of lawsuit



Article about Imam Mohamad Tawhidi pulled down over threat of lawsuit

An article that appeared on NOQ Report last week has been removed following threats of a lawsuit. In our current revenue situation, we are not in a position to defend against lawsuits from powerful people like Imam Mohamad Tawhidi, known on Twitter as the “Imam of Peace.”

It should be noted that Tawhidi did not request the article to be pulled, only edited. While I appreciate his position and the cordial way he has handled this from the start, the author of the piece was unable to edit the story in a way that would be satisfactory without changing the premise and conclusion of the article itself. The only recourse was to remove the article altogether.

As much as I hate censorship in just about any situation, prudence is called for in this particular circumstance. Despite incredible growth in traffic – more than triple of what we had in March of this year – revenue has been challenged. Our attempts to be completely crowdfunded have not yielded the dollars necessary to be able to fight lawsuits. I hate most ads but at this point they’re necessary. Even a frivolous lawsuit could be enough to shut the site down, which is why we continue to ask for donations whenever possible.

It’s saddening to have to resort to taking down articles when faced with challenges, but we know if we persevere we will continue to grow. Someday, we will have the clout to fight lawsuits, but for now we are fighting for survival.

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This could be a daily headline: ‘Ilhan Omar invokes race card’



This could be a daily headline Ilhan Omar invokes race card

Being anti-Semitic wasn’t getting enough attention for Representative Ilhan Omar, so in recent weeks she’s shifted her standard operating procedure to go from attacking Israel to playing the constant victim and labeling anyone opposed to her as racist. The latest episode of “How Ilhan played the race card today” happened at the ideal place for such things: the far-left Netroots Nation gathering.

DailyWire’s Ryan Saavedra gave the short version as well as a video of the pertinent parts of her speech:

The biggest flaw of Omar’s argument is causation versus correlation. She claims the illegal immigrants are being put in “cages” because they don’t look like the people putting them there. But even if we set aside the false notion that people of color are all against stopping illegal immigration, they aren’t being detained because of the way they look. They’re being detained because the broke the law and attacked the sovereignty of our nation by stealing entry and claiming an asylum status that is reserved for truly oppressed people, not economically challenged people as most of the migrants are.

If a Caucasian family crossed the border illegally, they would be detained just as quickly and with the same rules applied to them. The fact that most who do so are people of color does not mean they’re being detained because of their race.

Omar and her cronies from the Justice Democrats – Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley, and Rashida Tlaib – have made it a habit to invoke the race card in every circumstance and regarding every policy. Today is just them on repeat.

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