Friday, November 11, 2016
IRANIAN MILITARY LEADER THREATENS PRESIDENT ELECT TRUMP
Military leader calls Trump a 'joke,' warns against confronting regime
BY ADAM KREDO
SEE: http://freebeacon.com/national-security/iranian-military-leader-threatens-president-elect-trump/; republished below in full unedited for informational, educational, and research purposes:
A senior Iranian military official lashed out on Thursday over the election of Donald Trump, calling the next American president a “joke” and warning him against threatening Iranian interests in the region.
Gen. Mohammad Hossein Bagheri, the Iranian Armed Forces’ chief of staff, warned Trump against “confronting” Iranian military assets in the Persian Gulf amid a series of incidents in the region in which Iranian-backed terrorists have attacked U.S. Navy vessels.
“The person who has recently achieved power, has talked off the top of his head!” Bagheri was quoted as saying in Iran’s state-controlled media. “Threatening Iran in the Persian Gulf is just a joke.”
Trump insisted during the campaign that he would take aggressive action against Iranian naval vessels that harass U.S. ships in the region.
Iranian forces have made a series of provocative moves against the U.S. Navy in recent months, prompting criticism from outgoing Obama administration officials.
Regional experts said that Iran is worried a Trump administration would take more aggressive action to combat the Islamic Republic’s provocative moves in the Persian Gulf, which includes the routine harassment of Western forces.
The Obama administration has declined to permit U.S. forces to engage with Iranian forces that perform aggressive maneuvers that endanger the forces.
Behnam Ben Taleblu, a senior Iran analyst at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, said that Iran is likely to test the future Trump administration.
“Despite much of the attention being paid to what President-Elect Trump’s Iran policy has to do with the [Iran] nuclear deal, another domain the next administration will have to contend with Iranian belligerence in is in the Persian Gulf and Strait of Hormuz,” Ben Taleblu said. “Trump’s statements about having Iran’s IRGC speedboats—which have been overtly harassing the U.S. Navy in international waters—’shot out of the water,’ appears to indicate a desire to respond more aggressively to Iranian provocations.”
An aggressive U.S. response may send a message to Iran, Ben Taleblu said.
“The likely goal of such a response would be to deter future bad behavior in the same arena,” he explained. “While General Bagheri may have written this off as bluster, he need only to look to how the U.S. dealt with this same issue in the midst of the Iran-Iraq War during Operation Praying Mantis and Operation Nimble Archer. It remains to be seen if Trump would escalate against Iran in such a fashion, but the message he sent early on is that the U.S. will not feel as constrained by the JCPOA to respond to the rest of Iran’s non-nuclear threats.”
Iran Taunts Trump
ACLU SUES KENTUCKY CLERK KIM DAVIS TO RECOVER $233,000 IN COSTS FROM "GAY MARRIAGE" LICENSE LEGAL BATTLE
ACLU SUES KENTUCKY CLERK KIM DAVIS
TO RECOVER $233,000 IN COSTS FROM
"GAY MARRIAGE" LICENSE LEGAL BATTLE
BY HEATHER CLARK
SEE: http://christiannews.net/2016/11/10/aclu-sues-kentucky-clerk-kim-davis-to-recover-233k-in-costs-from-gay-marriage-license-legal-battle/; republished below in full unedited for informational, educational, and research purposes:
LUCADO NEXT TO THE LIQUOR BAR GIVING ADVICE
SEE: "BEWARE OF MAX LUCADO":
WOLF IN SHEEP'S CLOTHING
MAX LUCADO SAYS UNITY CREATES BELIEF AND IS THE KEY TO EVANGELISM
BY DAVID CLOUD
republished below in full unedited for informational, educational, and research purposes:
(Friday Church News Notes, November 11, 2016, www.wayoflife.org, firstname.lastname@example.org, 866-295-4143) -
Church of Christ pastor and best-selling author Max Lucado is calling for Christian unity as the key to evangelistic success. He says, “On the last night of his life Jesus prayed a prayer that stands as a citadel for all Christians [John 17:20-21] ... Unity creates belief. How will the world believe that Jesus was sent by God? Not if we agree with each other. Not if we solve every controversy. Not if we are unanimous on each vote. NOT IF WE NEVER MAKE A DOCTRINAL ERROR. But if we love one another. ... The world will be won for Christ when the church is one in Christ” (“Max Lucado: Jesus Prayed for Unity,”Christian Post, Nov. 2, 2016).
In his book In the Grip of Grace, Lucado thanks God for the Pentecostals, Anglicans, Southern Baptists, Presbyterians, and Roman Catholics. These good-sounding platitudes are so deadly wrong. Lucado is a wolf in sheep’s clothing. He would have God’s people ignore false teaching for the sake of unity. He would have them love false teachers more than they love God and truth.
We are to mark and avoid false teachers (Rom. 16:17) and avoid those who “have a form of godliness but deny the power thereof” (2 Tim. 3:5). We are to earnestly contend for the faith once delivered to the saints (Jude 3), and it is impossible to earnestly contend for sound doctrine while striving for ecumenical unity at the same time. Paul didn’t seek unity with heretics; he reproved them sharply (e.g., 1 Cor. 15:35-36; Gal. 5:7-10; Col 2:8).
Lucado has never renounced Church of Christ heresy and has maintained a close relationship with Pepperdine University and Abeline Christian University, both staunch Church of Christ institutions. In June 1997, I talked with Lucado on the phone as well as with Elder Doyle Jennings of the Oak Hills Church. Both stated that they believe that baptism is necessary for salvation, but they do not believe in “baptismal regeneration.” They have added the rite of baptism to the grace of Christ for salvation. This is standard Church of Christ error, and it is a very serious matter for it constitutes a false gospel. Elder Jennings told me he does not accept the doctrine of eternal security, while Lucado said this doctrine is not an issue in the church and the people are free to accept it or reject it. This is significant. Those who believe that a born again child of God can lose his salvation do not understand the gospel properly.
Lucado is laden down with heresies, including contemplative mysticism and salvation apart from personal faith in Christ. In the book Max on Life the following question is asked: “What about the people who have never heard of God? Will God punish them?” Lucado replies: “No, He will not. Heaven’s population includes throngs of people who learned the name of their Savior when they awoke in their eternal home” (p. 222). No wonder Lucado calls for “unity.” Heretics love ecumenical unity and hate biblical separatism.
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