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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Fake News in the Age of the Internet


by Sharon Rondeau
(Aug. 19, 2019) — Over the last quarter-century, the arrival and burgeoning of the Internet has largely shifted the major purveyors of news from traditional, print publications to literally millions of online outlets boasting “breaking news” and eye-catching headlines.
With Americans’ trust severely ​eroded in “mainstream” news sources, numerous bloggers, amateur and professional writers, and broadcast hosts on such platforms as YouTube, Vimeo and Brighteon have worked to grow audiences and “followers” with the potential for significant monetization and name recognition without the benefit of cable or network television stations.


by Sharon Rondeau
(Aug. 20, 2019) — The following is The Post & Email and former Maricopa County, AZ “Cold Case Posse” lead investigator Mike Zullo’s response to claims made in an August 9, 2019 YouTube ​broadcast hosted by Sarah Westall by two self-professed “investigative journalists,” Mary Fanning and Alan Jones of “​The American Report​.”
In response to this writer’s challenges to Fanning’s inaccurate claims entered as comments below the video, Fanning termed this writer and Zullo “pathetic liars,” a clear example of the “slander and libel” of which she has accused us.
Interestingly, Fanning and Jones’s latest publication at CommDigiNews contains the disclaimer, “​The above opinions and reporting are those of the authors.” They also now acknowledge that Zullo was the source of “​The Whistleblower Tapes​” upon which they base their many inaccurate and unproven claims.


Rev. Joda Collins.
I write this because gender distinction is an important issue in today's society. The political and religious left want to erase gender differences so they can erase gender references in society. Among other bad things, that destroys the godly concept of marriage and eventually (they hope) the institution of marriage. That is their bottom line. 
"...in the latter times some shall...giv(e) heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils...forbidding to marry...." First Timothy 4:1-3. KJV.
I am currently in written discourse on a public website with a supposed Hebrew scholar who is a professing Christian.  He holds the position that First Timothy 2:11-14, First Peter 3:1 and Ephesians 5:22-24 should not be in the Bible and/or are wrong; or, he may hold that even though these verses are wrong it is okay if they are in the Bible.  He is not easy to pin down.
"Let the women learn in silence with all subjection.  But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.  For Adam was first formed, then Eve. And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression."   First Timothy 2:11-14. KJV.
"Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands....Even as Sara obeyed Abraham, calling him lord...."   First Peter 3:1a and 3:6a. 
"Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the body....Therefore, as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in everything."  Ephesians 5:22-24.

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I hesitate to reveal who this person is.  I better not.  Who he is is not as important as what he stands for and his influence.  That said, the bold print (as shared on public media) are his words and the light print would be my response on his web site if his web site allowed room for a full response.  His web site allows him unlimited space for his input, but only a few words in response. 
Outside of the reference to Eve in Gen 2:18-20, "helper" (עזר; ezer) refers to God. Thus, "helper" doesn't denote "submission" in Hebrew thought. 

Hum?  I say God created Eve as his helper, therefore, in submission to him not as his supervisor.  You say, there are one or more verses where God is noted as our helper, so Hebrews cannot or do not think in terms of the word "helper" being used in the context of a one in submission helping someone who is their authority.  That response is so irrational I find myself without words to respond.  It reminds me of being asked "Have you beaten your wife lately?"  However, I understand your innuendo. The problem with innuendo (fancy word footwork designed to avoid the honest exchange of ideas) is that innuendo has to be clarified before any rational answer can be provided and that takes a lot of words.

If your insinuation is that "outside of the reference to Eve in Genesis 2:18-20, helper ONLY refers to God," then you are wrong.  The word help, helping, helper appears more than 150 times in the Bible, often referring to humans helping humans and often in the context of a subordinate helping the superior in the relationship, not just referring to God as our helper. 

If your insinuation is that Jewish (Hebrew) people cannot or do not think in terms of the word helper being applied to someone who is a subordinate in authority, in 24 hours I could secure a dozen responses from Jewish Bible scholars who would emphatically deny that position and even a cursory reading of the Bible exposes that position as errant; Timothy and Paul were Jews.  Paul was the senior authority and Timothy was Paul's helper. Case closed.  Jews (Hebrews) can and do use the word helper in terms of an authoritative leader behind assisted by an subordinate in authority.

If  your insinuation is that the word "helper" does not automatically imply submission, I agree, but I never said it did.

My position is that God created Eve to help him not supervise him and that as his created helper she is not vested with authority over him but as her leader (head), if for no other reason that a two-headed leader is unnatural. 

If your insinuation is that God helps us and we are not in authority over God, therefore, all helpers are superior in authority in relationship to the person they are helping shows a severe lack of rational adult-level thought.  

Your entire argument starts out weak and just gets weaker.

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1 Tim 2:11-14 is one of only two texts in the entire NT that explicitly teaches female submission, and this passage is also in tension with a mountain of biblical texts that uphold female autonomy. 

You are wrong. There are three such texts.  However, that is an honest mistake (I hope).  

How many times must the Bible explicitly state something before you will approve it?  By your logic, if John 3:16 and Romans 10:9 were the only two verses in the Bible about salvation both verses should be ignored. I find it very interesting that you are willing to discard three texts in the Bible that explicitly teach anything!  What does claiming that authority say about you?   

I reject your low opinion of the Word of God; the Word of God is not in tension (opposition) with itself, but complimentary with itself.  
You error, there is no mountain of biblical texts that uphold the authority of wives over husbands. Saying that such a mountain exists is not the same thing as such a mountain in existence.  
Who said anything about the broad topic of full-autonomy (self-governed/answers to no authority)?  No one including you or me, is free from some form of authority/mandate for submission (police, the US Constitution, employer, etc).   You are introducing a set of criteria/premises that are not part of the relevant discussion.  This is "deflection" from the focus of the conversation, not contribution to it.  Deflection is honorable in debate where the only goal is to win the argument in the minds of those listening, but dishonorable when it comes to seeking biblical truth. That is the low, low road.
Scripture is replete with women teaching and/or having authority over men (e.g., Genesis 38:24-26; Judges 4:4-5; Proverbs 31: 11, 26-28; Matt 12:42; Acts 18:26; Romans 16:1-2); 

Scripture is NOT replete with with women teaching and/or having authority over men, including the verses you noted.

Genesis 38:24:26:  A woman asks a man to consider her viewpoint.

Judges 4:4-5:  Debra had no authority to enforce.  She was a godly adviser.  Do not confuse a Judge of Judges 4 with the role of a United States judge. 

The Holy Ghost is nothing like Casper the friendly ghost, a god is not God, a Lord is not automatically Jesus and so on.  Certainly, a wise husband will consider in his decision-making the wisdom and wise judgment of his wife; she is his helper called of God to be his assistant.  Being in submission does not mean she is without value, wisdom or honor -- or should be treated with disrespect. 

Proverbs 31:11, 26 -28: These verses denote what a good/trustworthy wife is. These verses do not establish a wife as free from the submissive role unto her husband. 

Matthew 12:42: You cannot really be serious that because the Queen of Sheba recognized the wisdom of Solomon and agreed with his judgement means that a wife is exempt from being in submission to her husband.  Are you serious or just blowing smoke?  I hope you realize the one greater than Solomon noted in this verse is the Lord Jesus Christ and not the Queen of the South.  

Acts 18:26:  Your position is that if a husband and wife, at their own kitchen table, talk with a seeker of God about the things of God, that means a wife is not called of God to be in submission to her husband. You are kidding, right? If not, do you really think the average Bible student is so stupid as to take seriously your position?

Romans 16:1-2:  You do know the word "deacon" is the word "servant" don't you.  Your position that a woman who serves in the church is evidence that the biblical role of a wife in submission to her husband is null and void is beyond ridiculous.  Besides that, the role of a deacon is not a role of authority over anyone! 
You have no case. Your evidence is nothing but verses quoted that have no bearing on the subject. You might as well reference John 3:16, Acts 4:12 and Romans 10:9-10 as your evidence that the biblical role of wives as in submission to the husband is null and void and/or wrong; they are equally as relevant. 
"Adam was not deceived, but the woman" goes against what Paul says in Romans 5:12-17 about the sin of Adam. 
Wow!  I am always flabbergasted when a supposed Bible scholar uses one verse or series of verses in the Bible in an attempt to destroy another verse or series of verses in the Bible. That says a lot. Beyond that, Romans 5:12-17 does not go against "Adam was not deceived, but the woman."  And, you know it!
As a rule, when we have one passage that says "A," and one hundred passages that say "B," it is best to build our worldview on "B" — this holds particularly well for the question of female leadership in Bible.
There is no such rule in valid biblical exegesis.  That rule only exists among those who cannot rightly divided the Word.  It is a cop-out rule for those who are confused by the Word.  "Dah! I have my verses and you have yours! You believe your way and I will believe my way."  

You do not have one hundred verses that state that a wife is not to be in submission to her husband; as a fact you do not have one single verse.  Like the theory of evolution you have theory backed by convoluted phrases, half-truths, out of context references, innuendo and lies, but not one bone of real evidence.  

In this case there is no B, so you are building your worldview on nothing because all there is, is A.  That fact that you reject A is inconsequential beyond your influence to mislead.   "Let God be true...."
I can already hear the complaints about this article. My response, is 1 Timothy 1:7, 2 Timothy 4:3, Jude 1:12, Jude 1:16, devoid of the character flaws noted.

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Rev . Joda  Collins
I make no claim that anyone else agrees with me.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Pastor Caspar's Commentaries - Completion

Philippians 1:6,"Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:"  

We read in Judges chapter 6 how Gideon was discouraged and hiding from his enemies the Midianites, who sounded like today's progressive movement. Mr. Gideon is hiding from them and trying to do his work in the worse place he was able to find some security, in that wine press. Then suddenly the angel of the LORD appeared to him, and said to him, "The LORD is with thee, thou mighty man of valour."

Gideon may have seen himself as a loser and just hoping to survive another day and here the Lord saw him as a man of valour. How does the Lord see you? 
How many feel discouraged today with the obvious corruptions and changes going on with the governments and world leaders? How many are making excuses before the Lord when He told us we are more then conquerors? (Romans 8 : 37)

You need to grab hold of the promises of the Lord and understand who you are in Christ. You need to tell yourself and proclaim before both invisible Kingdom's, "I am a mighty man or woman of valour who possesses dignity and honour because I am following after the Holy Spirit." The Lord promised in Romans 8:1 ," There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit." As Jesus/Yeshua is, so are all his true born again Spirit-Filled disciples in this world, because the unlimited supernatural power of God is inside you. 1 John 4:17," Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world."

The Lord Jesus/Yeshua said in John 10:27," My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:" Fight back overcomers, trust Papa God for every detail and stay in faith! Jesus said in Luke 21:15, "For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.' I say hallelujah! Because "All", things are possible with God! I pray the Lord's supernatural peace, healing, provision and protection cover you always with oceans of agape love in the almighty name of Jesus/Yeshua!
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If the Moody Blues wrote songs today maybe they be singing this instead of about Timothy Leary.......

Jeffery Epstein's dead
No, no, he's outside looking in
Jeffery Epstein's dead
No, no, he's outside looking in
He'll fly in his areoplane
Takes you trips around the bay
Plastic surgery the same day
Jeffery Epstein's dead

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Jeffrey Epstein a real-life Raymond Reddington? Connection to Bush Administration?

By Mike Shoesmith

The Blacklist is an American crime thriller television series that premiered on NBC on September 23, 2013. Raymond "Red" Reddington (James Spader), a former U.S. Navy officer turned high-profile criminal, voluntarily surrenders to the FBI after eluding capture for decades. He tells the FBI that he has a list of the most dangerous criminals in the world that he has compiled over the years and is willing to inform on their operations in exchange for immunity from prosecution. (Wikipedia)

Jeffrey Edward Epstein (January 20, 1953 – August 10, 2019) was an American financier and convicted sex offender.[1][2] Epstein began his career in finance at the investment bank Bear Stearns before forming his own firm, J. Epstein & Co. Epstein was a multimillionaire who, until his conviction for sex crimes in 2008, was well connected with the financial, political, and cultural elites of society.[3]

In April 2005, police of Palm Beach, Florida, began investigating Epstein after a parent complained that he molested her 14-year-old daughter.[4] After an investigation, prosecution, and plea negotiations, Epstein pleaded guilty and was convicted by a Florida state court of soliciting a prostitute and of procuring an underage girl for prostitution on June 30, 2008.[5] He served almost 13 months in custody, with work release, as part of a plea deal; federal officials had identified 36 girls, some as young as 14 years old, who had been molested.[6][7]  (Wikipedia)

Alexander Acosta (27th United States secretary of labor from 2017 to 2019) told Trump transition officials that he'd been told to back off the Epstein case at the time and that was why he gave Epstein such a generous deal. From the Daily Beast:

Epstein's name, I was told, had been raised by the Trump transition team when Alexander Acosta, the former U.S. attorney in Miami who'd infamously cut Epstein a non-prosecution plea deal back in 2007, was being interviewed for the job of labor secretary. The plea deal put a hard stop to a separate federal investigation of alleged sex crimes with minors and trafficking.

"Is the Epstein case going to cause a problem [for confirmation hearings]?" Acosta had been asked. Acosta had explained, breezily, apparently, that back in the day he'd had just one meeting on the Epstein case. He'd cut the non-prosecution deal with one of Epstein's attorneys because he had "been told" to back off, that Epstein was above his pay grade. "I was told Epstein 'belonged to intelligence' and to leave it alone," he told his interviewers in the Trump transition, who evidently thought that was a sufficient answer and went ahead and hired Acosta. (The Labor Department had no comment when asked about this.)
The timeline from Wikipedia shows the investigation into Epstein began during the Bush Jr administration and the so-called "deal" was made during the final months of his presidency. Could this be a case of art imitating life as is so often the case? Like Epstein (according to Acosta), Reddington "belonged" to the alphabet intelligence agencies, more specifically the FBI, and made a "deal" which kept him (mostly, though not entirely) out of prison, almost exactly as it played out for Epstein in 2005 - 2008. So I suppose it's worth asking: is Epstein even dead? And if so, who killed him? According to former inmates of that very same prison, it is literally, and intentionally, impossible for someone to kill themselves there. So who did it? Will we ever know? Or is Jeffrey Epstein sipping cocktails on an island somewhere next to Loretta Fuddy - who allegedly died of a 'heart attack' after a soft water landing off the coast of Hawaii. Yeah... I'm looking at you Hussein.

Note: Reddington may not be a paedophile but he is a murderer and a black market arms dealer selling arms to groups responsible for heinous crimes against humanity... including children. According to Blacklist Fandom "Eventually he went from just selling secrets to also starting wars, toppling governments, and influencing geo-politics to suit his needs. He became known as "The Concierge of Crime" due to his ability to arrange deals in the black market. He is also an extremely ruthless individual with no qualms about killing and often chuckles at victims' death with a smile (rarely). He does not needlessly kill for the pleasure of it nor is he an genocidal maniac hellbent on eliminating all crime, but rather sees it as an effective means of gaining information, leading to the eventual deaths of blacklisters, and displays almost no empathy with killing people but instead covering it up with an faux affable evil facade to trick his victims into lowering their guard so he can kill them or exploit them. He himself stated that when he kills someone he doesn’t pretend to care how they feel;"

Pastor Caspar's Commentaries - Invisible Wars

Thoughts are powerful, as they have creative ability. So understand that they filter into words that then shape your life. This is why I so often say to, "Get into the Word of God so that the Word of God gets into you."

Seems to me our identity is one of the biggest problems in the church today. Instead of impacting this world for Christ all too often we see the world impacting the church in trying to become "relevant" to these modern times by lowering the biblical standard. Basically too many professing believers don't know who we really are in Christ. If they only understood, how many more be used and blessed of the Lord to do what Christ instructed us believers to do. For example: John 14:12," Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father." Signs and wonders ought to be following us.

I told someone the other day the Lord is not looking for partial obedience, rather he is asking for total obedience.

Consider, Hebrews 11:6," But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him." 

Could we apply this to understanding the liberal and progressive mindset today, and how it is so difficult to reason with them in a logical way who have made up their minds before hearing all the evidence? Proverbs 18:13,"He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him."
The Lord tells us in 1 Corinthians 2:14," But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know [them], because they are spiritually discerned. 
15 But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. 16 For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ." 

If we have the mind of Christ let us go and be a blessing to all you met and share Christ's agape love everywhere you go. 
The Lord Jesus/Yeshua said in John 10:27," My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:" Fight back overcomers, trust Papa God for every detail and stay in faith! Jesus said in Luke 21:15, "For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.' I say hallelujah! Because "All", things are possible with God! I pray the Lord's supernatural peace, healing, provision and protection cover you always with oceans of agape love in the almighty name of Jesus/Yeshua!
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Please keep us in prayer as we minister this weekend into the hearts of these rock and rollers who need the Lord Jesus/Yeshua
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Sunday, August 11, 2019

Pastor Caspar's Commentaries - Disrupting Algorithms

What big shaking shall come next to distract the sheeple from the deceptions playing out on the world stage? Last week mysterious shootings in Texas and Dayton with facts that don't add up, this weekend the mysterious suicide of Epstein with facts that don't add up.....anyone notice a pattern? Stay vigilant my friends and arm yourselves with the power of God almighty,
Mark my words..... this is only the warm up act.

2 Timothy 3:1," This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come."

Matthew 12:36,"But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment."

2 Corinthians 5:10,"For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad."

The Lord Jesus/Yeshua said in John 10:27," My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:" Fight back overcomers, trust Papa God for every detail and stay in faith! Jesus said in Luke 21:15, "For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.' I say hallelujah! Because "All", things are possible with God! I pray the Lord's supernatural peace, healing, provision and protection cover you always with oceans of agape love in the almighty name of Jesus/Yeshua!
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