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The Race for Immortality

Yet Few Realize that the Bible Holds the only Key to achieve it!

The news of extended human life, possibly even for centuries through artificial means, seems good. Accelerating trends in medical devices, nano-technology, 3D printing and biotechnology are converging to potentially achieve what was once thought impossible— human-engineered immortality.

We’re not talking about immortal life trapped in an older body wracked with painful arthritis, debilitating spinal degeneration and fading mental capacity. An emerging scientific focus squarely targets youthful immortality—being always young— forever!

But what will this pursuit amount to? Is there a real path to immortality? Just what does the future hold?

Steps toward youthful immortality....Read More


Full-Fat Milk Could Cut Risk of Stroke, Heart Attack

Editor's note: Full Fat RAW Milk (A2) is the only milk you should drink!  It's how God intended. Holsteins ARE NOT A2- Goats, sheeps, Jersey and Guernsey's are!

Americans have been led to believe that all fat is bad for your health. In addition, we’ve been told to ditch dairy products. But now a blockbuster new study debunks both myths.

1Researchers at the University of Texas’ School of Public Health studied 3,000 adults over the age of 65 and measured the levels of three fatty acids found in dairy products in their blood for 13 years. They published their findings in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

"Our findings not only support, but also significantly strengthen, the growing body of evidence which suggests dairy fat, contrary to popular belief, does not increase the risk of heart disease or overall mortality in older adults, “ said Marcie Otto, lead author and assistant professor of epidemiology, human genetics and environmental science at UT’s School of Public Health, according to Newsweek.

This new research joins other studies that showed eating higher levels of fatty acids reduced the risk of diabetes. Another study showed that women who ate full-fat products—especially fatty dairy—were less likely to gain weight while undergoing menopause. Both diabetes and obesity are leading causes of stroke and heart attack.

Otto and her team found that none of the fatty acids found in high fat dairy products were linked to a higher risk of dying. In fact, one of the fats was actually linked to a LOWER risk of dying from cardiovascular disease. Researchers showed that those who had higher levels of fatty acids from dairy products had a 42 percent lower risk of dying from stroke.   Read More

 


Americans Are Gobbling Up Fake Meat and Milk Faster Than Ever

(Bloomberg) -- Americans can’t seem to get enough imitation meat and milk these days.

Sales of substitutes to replace all types of animal products are up, and now comprise a $3.7 billion dollar market, according to data from Nielsen released Wednesday. The research was commissioned by The Good Food Institute, which represents the plant-based foods industry.

Americans Are Gobbling Up Fake Meat and Milk Faster Than Ever

For example, imitation meat made from plants increased 23 percent in the year through Aug. 11 to $684 million. Silicon Valley’s Beyond Meat leads the pack with sales up 70 percent. About an eighth of all milk bought in stores isn’t from a cow, but rather from plants. Non-dairy yogurts, cheeses and ice cream are soaring, rising 40 percent and more.

By comparison, retail food sales generally is growing at 2 percent............MORE


Tomorrow is the Feast of Trumpets!

Starts at dawn!

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Many do not realize it, but God has His own set of Holy Days (Holidays) mentioned in the pages of the Bible that Jesus followed, the apostles followed and the early church followed. These "Christian" holidays did not include Easter, Christmas or Halloween! They were:

Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread

The Feast of First Fruits

Penetecost or the Feast of Weeks

Feast of Trumphets (today)

Day of Atonement

Feast of Tabernacles

The Sabbath

Seven in all! How ironic if you think about the symbolism of the number seven.

Check out this page for an amazing picture of God's HOLY DAYS and what they mean for you and me! These are the days God tells us to follow in the Bible..... Now unfortunately, this link and most of those who understand God's true holidays simply don't understand God's calendar, so they have wrong dates for every holiday.  In a nutshell, the real Calendar given to Moses was SOLAR based on the equinox. Moses was raised as an Egyptian, who also followed the SOLAR and not a Lunar-Solar Year. The Hebrew Calendar given to Moses by God was the same as the Egyptian, but starting with a different month. The year started on the spring equinox (March 20-21) instead of the summer solstice (The Egyptian new year about June 21). The Bible shows beyond any shadow of a doubt that God's calendar only has 12--- 30-day months (that's only 360 days, the true year BEFORE the Flood of Noah) and that 5 1/4 days of each year are simply NOT COUNTED! This is how the Egyptians did it too! They had 12--- 30-day months and 5 to 6 extra non-counted days each year. The new year was the only thing "fixed". In Moses' calendar that "fix date" is the spring equinox to make sure Passover always fell on the same solar day! Proof of a 12 month 30 day month year? Revelation says that 1260 days ARE 3-1/2 years OR 42 months! Do the math! It is PLAIN and simple. The Bible answers all of it's own mysteries. Proof that Jesus did not follow the Jewish Calendar? His Passover was 1 Day BEFORE the Jewish Passover! Nobody ever notices that fact.....

For a Real Scholarly Article on the real Calendar date:CLICK HEREWARNING BORING!! But good...


John McCain, in Hell, Not Heaven!

And so is every other person whoever died, except Christ!

By Bob Barney

    image from www.theplaintruth.com  Watching the news these past few days, one cold not help seeing all the tributes to John McCain; the accolades, the glossing over of the real human John McCain. We often do this when someone dies.  Hero worship, in place of Christ worship has always been the rule of American life.  However, as many believe, John will either go to Heaven or Hell. Most believe Heaven, some detractors think Hell.  Well, the detractors are right in this case, even thought they have no idea what HELL IS!

When I mention to people that the Bible plainly states that all people die and go to hell, I am often looked at like I am crazy.  When I inform them I can prove it in God's Word, they get mad!  You see, the word Hell, in the Old Testament, is always a translation of the Hebrew word Sheol, which occurs sixty-four times, and is rendered "hell" thirty-two times, "grave" twenty-nine times, and "pit" three times.  Examination of the Scriptures you will find that Hell's meaning is, The place or state of the dead.  It's where we go when we die.  A grave, a pit, or a hole in the ground. It is plain that it has here no reference to a place of endless torment after we die. 

The idea of an eternally burning hell is based on the idea that man has an immortal SOUL, not subject to death. Therefore, man’s soul continues to live an intellectual life after it leaves the body. For this reason Christians often speak of deceased friends saying, “They have gone on to be with the Lord.”   However, the Bible does not teach that we have an immortal soul. It plainly teaches that souls DIE!  Ezekiel 18 English Standard Version The Soul Who Sins Shall Die.   Souls die.  

1 Corinthians 15 is called the "resurrection chapter" because it describes this thoroughly! Notice 1 Corinthians 15:21–23: "For since by man came death, by Man also came the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive. But each one in his own order: Christ the firstfruits, afterward those who are Christ's at His coming." 

Did you read that?  All dead people shall awake from their deathly sleep after Christ returns, NOT BEFORE!   Christians who are dead, awaken at Christ's return, to rule with Him 1,000 years, and everyone else, AFTER the millenium at the final judgement day we read:   Revelation 20: 11 "Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat on it, from whose face uthe earth and the heaven fled away.  And there was found no place for them. 12 And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God, and books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to their works, by the things which were written in the books. 13 The sea gave up the dead who were in it, and Death and Hell (Sheol or Hades) delivered up the dead who were in them. And they were judged, each one according to his works. 14 Then Death and Sheol (Hell-Hades) were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. 15 And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire."

Wow, the rest of the dead (those not Christians) stay dead until the great resurrection, where they are judged, and those with BAD WORKS are destroyed!  No immortal soul in a Hellfire - but permanent death!  The total cessation of any kind of life.

This is what your Bible says. READ IT FOR YOURSELVES!  AS for John McCain, he will be in Hell until one of those resurrections to come!


What’s Behind the War on God?

Throughout history many have sought to comprehend the meaning and purpose of their existence. It is each person’s prerogative to pursue this transcendent aspiration so as to learn about, understand and worship one’s Creator.

Importantly, this fundamental right does not emanate from any human government but from God alone. Today there is widespread recognition that religious liberty is a basic human right (via United Nations Human Rights Council international agreements). Even so, many people are unable to fully exercise this vital privilege due to increasing persecution and constraint.

The freedom to worship and obey God is under attack in many nations. This is particularly true for those who profess Christianity. In some countries such attacks take the form of physical violence and even murder. In other nations it arises through censure, restrictions and intimidation by individuals, secular organizations and various government entities.

Indeed, a war on God is taking place in today’s world. You need to understand why this is happening and what Bible prophecy explains is ahead for all humanity. Although this problem affects people in many countries, for illustration purposes we’ll primarily focus on how the influence of God and His way of life is under attack in the United States in a major cultural shift. First, however, let’s examine briefly the legacy of Christianity in America.

The impact of the Bible and Christian values......Read More


September 11 attacks: How 9/11 will be remembered around the world

September 11, 2018 marks the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the United States.

The day will be commemorated with solemn ceremonies and memorials not only in the cities and towns directly impacted by the tragedy, but throughout much of the United States, and even globally.

Here’s a look at some of the upcoming 9/11 events planned as well as information about what happened on September 11, 2001, how many people died in the attacks, who the hijackers were and more.

September 11, 2018 marks the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the United States

9/11 events 

The names of the nearly 3,000 victims will once again be read at the National September 11 Memorial in Lower Manhattan as it has done every year since the site opened on the 10th anniversary of the tragedy.

The ceremony pauses at six moments, starting at 8.46am: twice to mark the times that each plane hit the towers, twice to mark when each tower fell, and to mark the moments of the attacks on the Pentagon and on Flight 93. Families of the victims will read their names in between these moments.  

A memorial service will also be held at the historic St. Paul’s Chapel just across the street from the World Trade Center. 

Additionally, residents of the Rockaways neighborhood in Queens will hold a memorial service at Tribute Park while other memorial ceremonies will also be held in the Bayside and Glendale neighborhoods in Queens and Bay Ridge and Coney Island in Brooklyn.

A film screening and panel discussion will also be held in Brooklyn Heights while the New York Blood Center will also host 95 blood drives across the city.

Finally, the iconic Tribute in Light will again take place on the anniversary, projecting two beams of light skyward in Downtown Manhattan, resembling the former Twin Towers of the World Trade Center.

In Washington, D.C., many memorials will also be held.

A memorial service will be held at the Pentagon just across the Potomac River in Arlington, Virginia while an interfaith 9/11 Unity Walk will also take place on September 16. A moment of silence will also be held at Arlington National Cemetery on the morning of the attack. Additionally, a wreath laying ceremony will take place at Courthouse Plaza in Arlington.

In Stonycreek Township, Somerset County, Pennsylvania, President Donald Trumpwill deliver an address in observance of the attacks during a memorial service there in a ceremony at the Flight 93 National Memorial. The service will also see the reading of the names of the crew members and passengers on Flight 93.

In addition, many other towns and cities will host 9/11 memorial services all across the U.S., with just a few slated to take place in Hoboken, New Jersey, Boston, South Florida, Cape Cod and elsewhere. 

Flags on many buildings will fly at half-staff, and many will participate in the National Day of Service and Remembrance, which Congress started in 2009 so that those interested in commemorating the tragedy with action can sign up to volunteer on September 10 and 11.

In D.C., an annual Unity Walk takes place to encourage fellowship, solidarity and friendship among people from all faiths and cultures. The walk starts on Massachusetts Avenue and stops at several different religious houses and centers throughout the D.C. area.

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The Peace Corps Has A Sexual Assault Problem

1"My Peace Corps experience was a dream that became a nightmare," says Mary Kate Shannon, who was volunteering with women and children in Peru in 2011 when she says she was attacked and raped by a total stranger. 

"It was one of those things that kind of came out of nowhere," she said. "I got into a taxi to go home and I told him to take take me to my house. Instead, he ended up taking me to an abandoned area not far from a prison, and he ended up raping me in the back of a taxi." 

Shannon is not alone. Thirty-eight percent of female volunteers said they suffered a sexual assault in an anonymous internal survey taken in 2016.

But former volunteers, members of Congress and government watchdogs say the Peace Corps hasn't done enough to help victims of sexual assault and volunteers who suffer injuries. 

The Peace Corps declined an interview with Newsy and referred us instead to a January statement released in response to a CBS News report alleging that the agency is failing to protect volunteers.    READ MORE


Have we forgotten the true meaning of Labor Day?

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The first Labor Day was hardly a national holiday. Workers had to strike to celebrate it. Frank Leslie's Weekly Illustrated Newspaper's September 16, 1882

Labor Day is a U.S. national holiday held the first Monday every September. Unlike most U.S. holidays, it is a strange celebration without rituals, except for shopping and barbecuing. For most people it simply marks the last weekend of summer and the start of the school year.

The holiday’s founders in the late 1800s envisioned something very different from what the day has become. The founders were looking for two things: a means of unifying union workers and a reduction in work time.

History of Labor Day

The first Labor Day occurred in 1882 in New York City under the direction of that city’s Central Labor Union.

In the 1800s, unions covered only a small fraction of workers and were balkanized and relatively weak. The goal of organizations like the Central Labor Union and more modern-day counterparts like the AFL-CIO was to bring many small unions together to achieve a critical mass and power. The organizers of the first Labor Day were interested in creating an event that brought different types of workers together to meet each other and recognize their common interests.

However, the organizers had a large problem: No government or company recognized the first Monday in September as a day off work. The issue was solved temporarily by declaring a one-day strike in the city. All striking workers were expected to march in a parade and then eat and drink at a giant picnic afterwards.

The New York Tribune’s reporter covering the event felt the entire day was like one long political barbecue, with “rather dull speeches.”

Why was Labor Day invented?  Read the rest here


The History of Labor Day

The History of Labor Day
Like the Day Off? THANK THE UNION MOVEMENT!

Labor Day: How it Came About; What it Means

image from s15-us2.startpage.comLabor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

Founder of Labor Day

More than 100 years after the first Labor Day observance, there is still some doubt as to who first proposed the holiday for workers.

Some records show that Peter J. McGuire, general secretary of the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners and a cofounder of the American Federation of Labor, was first in suggesting a day to honor those "who from rude nature have delved and carved all the grandeur we behold."

But Peter McGuire's place in Labor Day history has not gone unchallenged. Many believe that Matthew Maguire, a machinist, not Peter McGuire, founded the holiday. Recent research seems to support the contention that Matthew Maguire, later the secretary of Local 344 of the International Association of Machinists in Paterson, N.J., proposed the holiday in 1882 while serving as secretary of the Central Labor Union in New York. What is clear is that the Central Labor Union adopted a Labor Day proposal and appointed a committee to plan a demonstration and picnic.

The First Labor Day

The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City, in accordance with the plans of the Central Labor Union. The Central Labor Union held its second Labor Day holiday just a year later, on September 5, 1883.

In 1884 the first Monday in September was selected as the holiday, as originally proposed, and the Central Labor Union urged similar organizations in other cities to follow the example of New York and celebrate a "workingmen's holiday" on that date. The idea spread with the growth of labor organizations, and in 1885 Labor Day was celebrated in many industrial centers of the country.

Labor Day Legislation

Through the years the nation gave increasing emphasis to Labor Day. The first governmental recognition came through municipal ordinances passed during 1885 and 1886. From them developed the movement to secure state legislation. The first state bill was introduced into the New York legislature, but the first to become law was passed by Oregon on February 21, 1887. During the year four more states — Colorado, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York — created the Labor Day holiday by legislative enactment. By the end of the decade Connecticut, Nebraska, and Pennsylvania had followed suit. By 1894, 23 other states had adopted the holiday in honor of workers, and on June 28 of that year, Congress passed an act making the first Monday in September of each year a legal holiday in the District of Columbia and the territories.

A Nationwide Holiday

The form that the observance and celebration of Labor Day should take were outlined in the first proposal of the holiday — a street parade to exhibit to the public "the strength and esprit de corps of the trade and labor organizations" of the community, followed by a festival for the recreation and amusement of the workers and their families. This became the pattern for the celebrations of Labor Day. Speeches by prominent men and women were introduced later, as more emphasis was placed upon the economic and civic significance of the holiday. Still later, by a resolution of the American Federation of Labor convention of 1909, the Sunday preceding Labor Day was adopted as Labor Sunday and dedicated to the spiritual and educational aspects of the labor movement.

The character of the Labor Day celebration has undergone a change in recent years, especially in large industrial centers where mass displays and huge parades have proved a problem. This change, however, is more a shift in emphasis and medium of expression. Labor Day addresses by leading union officials, industrialists, educators, clerics and government officials are given wide coverage in newspapers, radio, and television.

The vital force of labor added materially to the highest standard of living and the greatest production the world has ever known and has brought us closer to the realization of our traditional ideals of economic and political democracy. It is appropriate, therefore, that the nation pay tribute on Labor Day to the creator of so much of the nation's strength, freedom, and leadership — the American worker.

 

 
 
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First published in The Plain Truth Sept 2008.......


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As dream properties go, they don’t get much dreamier than a private island in French Polynesia. Nine-and-a-half-acre Motu Teta - in Tahitian it means 'far away isle' - is on the market for £2.5million, which is a lot, but for that you will own a slice of South Pacific paradise. Amazing images show that the island has gorgeous white sandy beaches, plenty of lush greenery and is surrounded by mesmerising turquoise waters.


America in Biblical Prophecy

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Are Modern Nations Really Talked About in the Bible and who is the USA?

By Bob Barney



World When we read the Bible, which was written about 2,000-3,000 years ago, we often don't get the "feel of it" and how it relates to what is going on today, especially when reading prophecy about the end times and which nations are going to be involved. We read about Israel, of course, as well as Egypt, Assyria, Babylon, Ethiopia and a list of unrecognizable nations and names. Yet what about nations like  China, Russia, Germany, Italy, England or the United States? Why aren't they mentioned in our Bible?  How can it be, if the Bible is the word of God, that he didn't know that these modern nations would exist? After all, if God knows the future, didn't God know about the United States or Europe or China? How can we trust prophecy or understand it when most of the time the scenario just doesn't fit what we know about the world today? Is there going to be another Assyrian Empire as the Bible claims? Does Assyria even exist today? Is Greece going to be the most powerful nation under another Alexander the Great as the book of Daniel suggests? It doesn't seem very likely to me and I am sure not to most of you either. Are we indeed living in the end times and how can we know what to look for and what today's news means? Will the world as we know it really ever end, as Jesus foretold?

 

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