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Why Some Doctors Purposely Misdiagnose Patients

Hundreds of people say a Michigan doctor falsely diagnosed them with epilepsy. He wouldn’t be the first to lie to patients about how sick they are.

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Cases like Awaad’s are especially fraught because differing diagnoses of the same patient are common in health care; it’s where the term second opinioncomes from. Often, the only way a misdiagnosis is discovered is if a patient has another specialist check a doctor’s work. Even then, it’s not always clear whether a wrong diagnosis was intentional or not. As Louis Saccoccio, the head of the National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association, put it to me, “People rely so much on physicians’ professionalism that when that trust is violated, it’s a tough thing to catch.”

Sparrow speculated that doctors cheat the system because “they believe they won’t get caught, and mostly they don’t get caught.” There’s also the fact that doctors often do know more than their patients about various diseases. Sometimes, fraudulent doctors lord that knowledge over patients who get suspicious. In 2015, Farid Fata was sentenced to 45 years in prison for administering unnecessary chemotherapy to 553 patients. “Several times when I had researched and questioned his treatment, he asked if I had fellowshipped at Sloan Kettering like he had,” one of his patients, Michelle Mannarino, told Healthcare Finance.

The most devious doctors, who will harm their patients to line their pockets, make headlines. But in a way, even honest doctors are incentivized to err on the side of excessive care. Most doctors work on a fee-for-service basis, meaning the more they bill insurance plans, the more they earn. Some states and hospitals are trying to avoid this situation by experimenting with paying doctors a fixed amount. But that, Sparrow said, creates the opposite problem: It means doctors are incentivized to do less. Ideally, in his view, there wouldn’t be incentives either way. “I don’t want a doctor who is richer for treating me more or richer for treating me less,” he said. “I want a doctor who is on a salary.”   Read the entire article here

The ultimate Robinson Crusoe retreat

 

Moonhole resort on Caribbean island Bequia is available to hire

Moonhole is located on the island of Bequia and consists of a collection of villas that offer spectacular sea views. The unique cluster of stone homes were built in the 1960s by a couple who sought to create their dream Caribbean retreat. Living in the front house (left) they built the surrounding villas (top and bottom right) for friends who wanted to enjoy their own slice of paradise. Now five of the villas are available for adventurous holidaymakers to rent. The ultimate Robinson Crusoe retreat: Castaway at a Caribbean island hideaway built under a volcanic arch


Feast of Tabernacles Starts Tomorrow!

Tomorrow Starts the Feast of Tabernacles, an 8 Day Celebration of Christ in the Millennium 

Feast of Tabernacles

In John 1:14 we read,

“And the Word became flesh and dwelt (Greek word we translated “dwelt” is “tabernacle”) among us.

It was 3,500 years ago / 1,500 before Christ / God instructed Moses to build the tabernacle.

Tabernacle was a tent. “The tent of meeting.”

The tabernacle was filled with symbolism.

image from voice-wilderness.orgSomething that stands for something else by reason of relationship, association, resemblance; a visible sign of something invisible. The lion is a symbol of courage.

Tabernacle / everything in it/ a symbol / or a type / picture / an object lesson / picture story Person / work/ Jesus /salvation.

Theologically, it is of immense importance; Genesis only 5 words are given to the creation of billions of galaxies.

Gen. 1:16, “He made the stars also.”

For the tabernacle, its construction, its significance, 50 chapters.

The tabernacle also gives us a glimpse of what the throne room in heaven is like! Heb. 9:24

For Christ did not enter a holy place made with hands, a mere copy of the true one, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us;

One of the lessons God wanted to teach was that He wanted to be in the midst of His people.

The Tabernacle was situated right in the middle of the Israelite encampment. When the Tabernacle was set up, the nation of Israel surrounded it. Three tribes set up their tents to the North, three to the South, three to the East, and three to the West.

And right in the middle of them all was God’s tent… His tabernacle.

But even when the people moved from place to place and the tabernacle had to be torn down and moved, EVEN THEN, God’s Tabernacle was the center of His people.

Read CHRIST in THE TABERNACLE


Archaeological Evidence Points to Discovery of Biblical Kingdom of Edom

Mikaela Mathews | ChristianHeadlines.com Contributor
Archaeological Evidence Points to Discovery of Biblical Kingdom of Edom

According to the Sunday Times, the discovery "flies in the face of many historians who have dismissed [Edom's existence] as a myth."

Researchers from the University of California and Tel Aviv University made the discovery in the Arabah Valley. They excavated a 6,000-year-old copper production site called "Slaves' Hill." Layers of smelting waste from the copper helped scientists create a picture of the "technological leap" those in the region made.

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What Do You Believe and Why?

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How do you know if what you believe is really true? Is it possible you have been influenced to believe things that are wrong? How can you replace faulty notions with true knowledge?

Although people do not realize it, they may embrace beliefs that are simply not true. How is that possible? It's because their views have been formed as a result of tradition, hearsay or information not based in fact or properly researched.

Furthermore, people will often adopt the beliefs of their family, group or religion with little or no question. If or when those positions are challenged, people will defend them even if their position doesn't match the facts.

Conventional Christian doctrines vs. the Bible

Perhaps you are a Christian and feel you understand the seriousness of what Paul said. You also need to be aware that the apostles and Jesus Christ Himself repeatedly warned about counterfeit Christianity. They also warned of ministers who, being unwittingly motivated by the devil, would promote seriously flawed doctrines (Matthew 7:15; 2 Peter 2:1; 2 Corinthians 11:15).

These wrong teachings are often filled with half-truths. That means they appear reputable to many people, but they don't accurately reflect what the Bible teaches (John 17:17; Luke 4:4; 11:28).

Here are some conventional beliefs you need to look at, each followed by what the Bible actually teaches:

Conventional doctrine: "Once saved, always saved," also known as "eternal security." Biblical truth: An individual can receive salvation from sins through Christ and still, through neglect, ultimately come to reject God, thereby losing salvation (2 Peter 2:21; Hebrews 2:1-3 ; Hebrews 6:4-8 ; Hebrews 10:26-38 ).

Conventional doctrine: The reward for a good life is going to live as a disembodied consciousness in heaven at the time of death. Biblical truth: The dead are not conscious, and no one has ascended consciously to heaven following death except Jesus Christ—after He was resurrected from the dead (Ecclesiastes 9:5, Ecclesiastes 9:10; John 3:13; Acts 2:29, Acts 2:34).

Conventional doctrine: You have an immortal soul. Biblical truth: You do not have an immortal soul. A soul can die, and again there is no consciousness in death. Death is compared in Scripture to a lifeless sleep from which people must be awakened in a resurrection (Ezekiel 18:4, Ezekiel 18:20; Ecclesiastes 9:5, Ecclesiastes 9:10; Daniel 12:2; 1 Corinthians 15:18).

Conventional doctrine: Sunday is the Sabbath. Biblical truth: The seventh day of the week, Friday sunset to Saturday sunset, is God's Sabbath (Genesis 1:31
- Genesis 2:1-3 ; Exodus 20:8-10 ; Isaiah 58:13; Mark 2:28).

Conventional doctrine: Jesus was crucified on a Friday and resurrected on Sunday morning, being dead for parts of three days. Biblical truth: Jesus was in the grave for three days and three nights, which cannot fit between Friday afternoon and Sunday morning (Matthew 12:39-40 ).

These are just a few examples of many long-established, conventional Christian teachings contrasted with true biblical understanding. Do you see why it's so important for you to thoroughly challenge what you read, hear and accept as truth?

Jesus Christ resisted conventional religious ideas

Jesus Himself was the best example of challenging the status quo. His teachings and actions persuasively corrected accepted religious notions (Mark 1:22; Matthew 5:21-44 ). Jesus told His followers to carefully scrutinize what they were taught and to avoid following the wide, easy way that would lead to their destruction (Matthew 7:13).

The apostle Paul also encouraged people to "not be conformed to this world" but to "prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God" (Romans 12:2
). You also need to question your religious beliefs by honestly comparing them to scriptural truth (Acts 17:11).

True understanding comes from being willing to look outside traditional Christian teachings to what is actually written in the Bible (Isaiah 55:8-9 ; Isaiah 66:2; 1 Corinthians 1:19-21 ).

Of course it may be difficult to accept what you learn because you will have to unlearn deep-seated ways of thinking. Discovering that something you believe is wrong can, at first, make you feel uncomfortable. Admitting you have been wrong is one of the hardest things you will ever do. Nevertheless, if you sincerely desire to please your Creator and follow His way of life, you will strive to reject all error and love the truth (3 John 11; 1 Peter 1:22).

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WAR at Fox News!

Tucker's show is probably the only Fox Show that tells The Plain Truth these days!

Fox News war of words: Tucker Carlson mocks fellow network host Shepard Smith over comments regarding President Trump and his Ukraine call 

A war of words has erupted between two Fox News hosts after Tucker Carlson (left) mocked his colleague Shepard Smith (right) over comments on the issue of President Donald Trump and his Ukraine call. Carlson targeted Smith during his show on Wednesday night after the latter had defended a Fox News analyst earlier in the day.  The ongoing saga was ignited on Tuesday when Smith had Fox News contributor and former judge Andrew Napolitano on his show regarding the Trump-Ukraine call. 


The REAL reason America's 'Frankenchickens' have to be washed with chlorine

The disturbing prospect of chlorine-washed chickens from the US going on sale in British shops in a post-Brexit trade deal last year sparked an explosive row at the heart of Government.

But beyond the politics lies the story of why American poultry needs such drastic chemical treatment – and of the horrendous conditions at the farms where they are bred and reared.

Now whistleblower farmers have revealed the full horror of the suffering to The Mail on Sunday, including how:

  • Tens of thousands of super-sized 'Frankenstein' birds are crammed in vast warehouses.
  • The chickens, which weigh up to 9lb, often buckle under their weight and must live without natural sunlight.
  • Chickens frequently die before they reach maturity and many are left covered in their own faeces, turning warehouses into vile breeding grounds for disease.

Unlike in the UK and Europe, there are no minimum space requirements for breeding chickens in the US. America also does not have any rules governing lighting levels in the sheds and, crucially, its farms have no maximum allowed level of ammonia, which indicates how much urine and faecal matter is present. This means there is no limit on how much can fester inside the sheds.

There is no legal requirement to wash US chickens in chlorine or other disinfectants, but 97 per cent of its birds are cleaned in this way after slaughter.

Packed in: Chickens at the North Carolina farm run by Craig Watts. He says their flesh would rot due to the conditions


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4742712/Why-chickens-washed-chlorine.html#ixzz4oK4HwazF 


Has the Biblical city of Sodom been found?

After decades of excavations, researchers believe they have finally found the ruins of the Biblical city of Sodom.

Experts investigating the region of Tall el-Hammam in Jordan believe the remains of a 'monstrous' Bronze Age city match the Biblical description of the city destroyed by God.

Not only would the site have been the largest city in the region, as described in the Bible, it is situated to the east of the River Jordan, dates back to between 3500 and 1540 BC and is thought to have been suddenly abandoned.

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Ancient walls upto 10m high and gates have been uncovered at Tall el-Hammam in Jordan, where some researchers believe the remains of a 'monstrous' Bronze Age city match the Biblical description of Sodom, the city destroyed by God.
Ancient walls upto 10m high and gates have been uncovered at Tall el-Hammam in Jordan, where some researchers believe the remains of a 'monstrous' Bronze Age city match the Biblical description of Sodom, the city destroyed by God.

SODOM & GOMORRAH 

The destruction of Sodom, along with Gomorrah was recorded in numerous parts of the Bible, including Genesis and the New Testament, as well as in the Qur'an.

The Old Testament story describes how God destroyed the 'wicked sinners' of Sodom with fire and brimstone but allowed Lot, the city's one good man, to flee with his family. 

Both cities have been used as metaphors for vice and homosexuality. 

The majority of references made about Sodom and Gomorah appear in the Book of Genesis. 

The two locations were kingdoms situated on the Jordan River plain, just north of where the Dead Sea is now located, and are described in the bible as being plush, green and well-watered. 

In particular, Sodom is one of the largest cities east of the Jordan referred to throughout the Book of Genesis and the New Testament. 

It is described as being situated on a common trade route, and due to its size, it was said to have been heavily fortified with towers and tall, thick walls.

In the Bible, Sodom was said to have been destroyed by God after his angels failed to find righteous men within its walls.


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3270999/Has-Biblical-city-Sodom-Monstrous-site-Jordan-matches-descriptions-area-destroyed-God.html#ixzz3oV0yZce6 


20 Best Fall Vacations In America For Seeing the Colors

It's Autumn! Day of Atonement- Feast of Tabernacles and falling leaves!

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    • Cooperstown, New York. New Yorkers love Cooperstown, with its farm-fresh dining scene, forested hills, and great hiking and biking trails. ...
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    • Oakland, Maryland, Garrett County.

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Archaeology Confirms Book of Genesis on Israel’s Arch-nemesis, the Edomites

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Study of ancient copper production sites in the deserts of Israel and Jordan indicates that the nomadic Edomites could and did form a powerful political entity more than 3,000 years ago, as the Bible

It’s not every day that science and archaeology find confirmation of the Bible. But this seems to be the case with new research claiming that the biblical kingdom of Edom was much older than scholars previously thought. In fact it arose even before the formation of ancient Israel – just like it says in the Book of Genesis.   MORE


Vegetarian diets not always the most climate-friendly, researchers say

Many climate activists and scientists have called for a shift to plant-based diets to keep climate change in check and reduce deforestation, since producing red meat requires a lot of land for grazing and growing feed.

Agriculture, forestry and other land use activities accounted for nearly a quarter of man-made greenhouse gas emissions from 2007-2016, the U.N. climate science panel said in a flagship report last month.

But there is no one-size-fits-all solution, said Keeve Nachman, assistant professor at the Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, who led the study on diets.

In low- and middle-income countries such as Indonesia, citizens on average need to eat more animal protein for adequate nutrition, he told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

That means diet-related heat-trapping emissions and water use in poorer

countries would need to rise to reduce hunger and malnutrition, while high-income countries should reduce their consumption of meat, dairy and eggs, the study said.    MORE


DEA AGENTS Vs THE US CONSTITUTION!

If you are a true Conservative or Populist or Liberal this should HORRIFY YOU!  These are modern day Highway robbers who can keep your cash- if they just think it's from drugs. The Amtrak secretary had amassed $854,460 from the DEA for his work snitching on riders.

image from theintercept.imgix.netFEW HOURS characteristically behind schedule, Amtrak’s Southwest Chief rolls into Albuquerque, New Mexico.Two plainclothes agents come aboard the train on a rainy day in March 2019.

One agent walks to the back of the aisle in the first coach car and waits, quietly observing. The other is tasked with getting people to talk and open their bags. His name is Jarrell, or Jay, Perry, and he’s done it hundreds of times before.

More problematically, Perry has been captured on surveillance footage boarding empty Greyhound buses and pulling bags out of the checked luggage bin. One clip captures him pressing on a bag so aggressively that he appears to be tackling it. But he stops short of opening the bag, which would be blatantly unconstitutional. Several people that Perry has seized cash from insist that they are not drug couriers and, in fact, were never criminally charged as such, though that didn’t help them get their money back.

Perry is not the only cop riding the rails. His tactics offer a case study in how law enforcement targets mass transit in the war on drugs, generating thousands of busts and a steady stream of revenue from seized assets.

In 2006, an Armenian couple described officers growing belligerent during a trip on the Southwest Chief the previous year when the couple was hesitant to agree to a bag search at Albuquerque. The couple said that the agents then pulled out Diana Arutinova’s bras and underwear from her bag, while making jokes, and threw clothing and shoes from her luggage onto the floor. Edgar Manukian demanded the officers’ names.

“You want my name? What are you gonna do about it, asshole?” Perry allegedly responded. Arutinova stepped between the men and said Perry then grabbed her by the arm and shook her so hard that her head struck the wall several times, not letting go until she screamed. Her arm was bruised from where he grabbed her, she later claimed in federal court. The ACLU of New Mexico that year helped the couple file a lawsuit against the United States government, Perry, and two other cops. (The ACLU of New Mexico’s Simonson says they later reached an out-of court settlement with the DEA.)

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It turns out that some die hard Trump supporters are dumber than Obamaites!

By Bob Barney

image from www.bluedevilhub.com   Before getting bashed by the zombie Trump supporter let me state that I wanted Trump to be president. I have done very well in the Trump years, and so have most small business owners that I know.  Trump has been great for the economy so far, with little help from his own party and no help from the media or the democrats.   That being said, I am beginning to see a new phenomena out there that I haven't seen since Obama was elected - The zombie-hero worshipping fan that knows everything about nothing.  The stupidity of those that supported Obama, and considered him to be a God-like figure, which, at the time,  I wrote about in disgust 11 years ago, has now been supplanted with the moronic EVER-TRUMPER.  You see them every-time a negative story comes out about him.  To these nitwits (and that is what they are) Trump is a God-like figure that can do nothing wrong.  He is a genius (probably the smartest guy who has ever lived) that controls everyone and everything, just like God.  According to "Q" he planned the Russian collusion fiasco that backfired on the left.  They suggested that Mueller and Trump planned the entire investigation together.

     Any news that doesn't portray Trump has the greatest human being to have ever existed is demonized as left winged journalism. Here is an example from the Daily Caller (hardly an anti-Trump new site, once controlled by Tucker Carlson.):

Headline:

US Steel Announces Layoffs In Michigan, Hurting Trump’s Claims Of An Industry Revival

The story shows that the steel industry, which Trump touts as his greatest achievement is doing poorly. The United States Steel Corporation plans to lay off fewer than 200 workers at a Michigan facility, according to the company’s filings with the state of Michigan. News of the layoffs comes after President Donald Trump said last week at Shell Pennsylvania Petrochemicals Complex in Monaca, Pennsylvania that his 25% tariff on foreign imports helped change the steel business from “dead” to “thriving.” (By the way, the thousands of Shell employees at his rally were paid to be there by Shell Oil!)

The Plain Truth is that while domestic steel prices rose immediately after Trump’s tariffs, they have also fallen as auto and farm machinery sectors weaken demand, according to Reuters. Hot-rolled coil prices have fallen almost 37% since 2018 and U.S. Steel’s stock price dropped 73% since March 2018.

Trumpites got mad at this fake news:  Some examples of their ramblings on the comment section of the story:           

It's all Dump Trump all the time.

Our national security, known as our manufacturing base, was sold to China over the past 35 years.

Clinton, both Bushes, and The Black Jesus are to blame.

Trump is the ONLY President who forsees a massive war loss to China, if we continue down this road.

Our leftist press could not be happier at that prospect.

 

Tariffs help the steel industry but hurt farmers, who buy less farm equipment, which reduces sales of steel. Tariffs are a very blunt instrument of trade and cause effects far and wide.
And now we have to believe Reuters? They are anti Trump, anti American and fake. Wake me up when/if they change the ‘may lay off’ to ‘they did lay off’. They won’t. It’s the same with the ‘alleged crimes’. All fake news and I am sick and tired of them.
More fake news from the leftist media! The ultra liberal intellectual elites want the American people to believe Mr. Trump is failing but patriots are too smart for them! Propaganda and treasonous statements against our president are easy to see through and we laugh at the lies! Mr. Trump and real Americans are winning and nothing can change that reality!
John T -- When a tariff is put on steel, steel prices go up. That's good for the steel producer (which is the whole point of the tariff) but bad for any business that uses steel to make products, because they have to pay more for their steel. Since more businesses use steel than make steel, more businesses are hurt than helped.
Mr. Trump knows exactly what he's doing and the American people support him in his mission to make America great again!

 There you see it, state a fact that is undeniable true, and the EVER TRUMPER'S answer?   "Mr. Trump knows exactly what he's doing and the American people support him in his mission to make America great again!"

That's why poll after poll Trump has over a 50% disapproval number. Oh that's right polls don't count anymore - so why does Trump quote any poll that he likes?

Here is a list of Trump promises and what his EVER TrUMPERS say today:

EVER TRUMPER- "Trump never promised a total wall and he never said that Mexico would actually pay for it directly," but here is Trump's promise in his own words on video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2J9y6s_ukBQ

EVER TRUMPER:  Trump Promise:   "We will end the sanctuary cities that have resulted in so many needless deaths. Cities that refuse to cooperate with federal authorities will not receive taxpayer dollars, and we will work with Congress to pass legislation to protect those jurisdictions that do assist federal authorities.”  And he is working to do that!

FACT: Despite efforts, and yes he has tried,  Donald Trump fails to cut funding from sanctuary cities. Trump was unaware I guess that a president is not a dictator. Courts must rule on policies and Congress must approve spending
 
Here are some other things Trump said that his Ever Trumpers get mad when you mention:

Remove criminal undocumented immigrants

The Promise:

“A Trump administration will stop illegal immigration, deport all criminal aliens, and save American lives.”

Fact: More criminals than ever are in the country illegally are not being deported, even at the rate Obama deported them!

End birthright citizenship

The Promise:

"End birthright citizenship."

The Fact: Donald Trump stalls on promise to end birthright citizenship, never mentions it.
 
The list goes on....
 
Here is my summary.  I want Trump to succeed, but honestly he is his own worse enemy- not the press.  Ronald Reagan faced the same rabid press in his day and OUTSMARTED THEM with humor, facts and intelligence.  All Trump has is bullying. Bullying will not work, and if he loses the working union man, if he loses the average Joe and Mary out there - he will loose to a communist!  America can survive, even thrive under a flawed Donald Trump, America can not survive a Bernie Sanders!
 
If Trump loses, the ever Trumper's will blame everyone but themselves and Trump; when in fact they both will be the real cause.
 

Why should Christians celebrate the Feast of Trumpets?

Prophecies of the end time include trumpet plagues and the return of Jesus Christ at the last trump. What does the Feast of Trumpets mean for Christians today?

Answer: The fourth festival of God (after Pentecost) is the Feast of Trumpets (or a "memorial of blowing of trumpets,")

 Leviticus:23:24-25[24]Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, in the first day of the month, shall ye have a sabbath, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, an holy convocation.[25]Ye shall do no servile work therein: but ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD.), which falls in September or October. This festival is called Rosh Hashanah by the Jews today. Ancient Israel understood that trumpets were used as a way of announcing special, very important messages (Numbers:10:1-10[1]And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,[2]Make thee two trumpets of silver; of a whole piece shalt thou make them: that thou mayest use them for the calling of the assembly, and for the journeying of the camps.[3]And when they shall blow with them, all the assembly shall assemble themselves to thee at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.[4]And if they blow but with one trumpet, then the princes, which are heads of the thousands of Israel, shall gather themselves unto thee.[5]When ye blow an alarm, then the camps that lie on the east parts shall go forward.[6]When ye blow an alarm the second time, then the camps that lie on the south side shall take their journey: they shall blow an alarm for their journeys.[7]But when the congregation is to be gathered together, ye shall blow, but ye shall not sound an alarm.[8]And the sons of Aaron, the priests, shall blow with the trumpets; and they shall be to you for an ordinance for ever throughout your generations.[9]And if ye go to war in your land against the enemy that oppresseth you, then ye shall blow an alarm with the trumpets; and ye shall be remembered before the LORD your God, and ye shall be saved from your enemies.[10]Also in the day of your gladness, and in your solemn days, and in the beginnings of your months, ye shall blow with the trumpets over your burnt offerings, and over the sacrifices of your peace offerings; that they may be to you for a memorial before your God: I am the LORD your God.).

In the New Testament, Jesus Christ reveals that before His return to the earth, there will be the blowing of seven trumpets, announcing progressive stages of the downfall and overthrow of this world's kingdoms, ending with the return of Christ to take possession of the earth. Christ's return is announced by the seventh and final trumpet (Revelation:8:2; 11:15). This day also pictures the time when faithful Christians will be resurrected to eternal life at the time of the seventh trumpet (1 Corinthians:15:52In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.; 1 Thessalonians:4:16For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:) to reign with Jesus Christ for 1,000 years (Revelation:20:4-6).

Interestingly, it was around this time of year that Jesus was born—not in the dead of winter (see "Biblical Evidence Shows Jesus Wasn't Born on December 25"). And the fall feast season represents the time when Jesus Christ will come to the earth again to reign in glory.

The remaining fall feast days describe steps in the establishment of the prophesied Kingdom of God on earth and judgment of humanity after Christ's return. The Feast of Trumpets is followed by the Day of Atonement.


The Feast of Trumpets is observed by God's people.

NOTE- Today is the Feast of Trumpets!!!!!                                    

   By Garner Ted Armstrong

        In gleaning every bit of information we can from the Word of God, we are struck by the following points:

        Trumpets were used as a means of mass communication in ancient Israel, in their camps in the wilderness. The trumpets were used to summon the leaders of the tribes; to commence the march in specific order; to announce special assemblies and convocations; to give a sound of alarm; or to call to war!   

        From time immemorial, the military organizations of the world have used trumpets because of their shrill, strident, exciting and piercing tones, in marshalling and moving military bands and groups of men.

        What veteran of the service is not familiar with reveille, general quarters," "chow call" and "taps"?

        Also, we learn that God's prophets and evangelists are to "lift up their voices like a trumpet and show God's people their sins" (Isaiah 58: 1).

        The very work of God of being a witness and a WARNING (like a warning trumpet blast!) is characterized by the Feast of Trumpets.   

        Finally, and most important, the Bible uses the type of TRUMPETS for the great ear-splitting cry from heaven above announcing the SECOND COMING OF CHRIST! "And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: And then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.

        "And He shall send His angels with a GREAT SOUND OF A TRUMPET, and they shall gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other" (Matthew 24:30, 31).

        Also, at the moment of the RESURRECTION, God says, "Behold, I show you a mystery; we shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, AT THE LAST TRUMP: For the TRUMPET SHALL SOUND, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed"! (1 Corinthians 15:51, 52).

        Think of the insane, ridiculous, childish "reasons" why many nations celebrate various "national holidays." Think of the demonic, satanic, ridiculous frivolities associated with "Halloween," with decorations consisting of witches, goblins, ghosts and ghouls! What about "April Fool's Day, " New Year's Eve with its drunken ribaldry and revelry; "Easter," with its sex and fertility symbols of rabbits and eggs?

        It would seem, if there was ever an excuse or a "reason" to observe an annual festival, it would be one of the greatest excuses in all of history to observe a festival commemorating the FACT of the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ—which guarantees that WE, TOO, can be RAISED FROM THE DEAD—made IMMORTAL, changed into SPIRIT, given ETERNAL LIFE!

        Then WHY such resistance to observing the same ceremony (called "the Passover") as did Jesus Christ?

        What could be a greater "excuse" than a gigantic FALL FESTIVAL celebrating the coming establishment of the very KINGDOM OF GOD on earth? What could be GREATER than celebrating, not only the physical harvest of the land, but looking forward to the vast, SPIRITUAL HARVEST of the WHOLE EARTH?

        In looking at all of the holy days simultaneously, we celebrate, seven times annually, the very PURPOSE OF LIFE! If there was ever a "CELEBRATION OF LIFE," the seven annual holy days of God constitute such a celebration!

        But, of course, God's people have not merely sought "an excuse" to observe the feast!

How Should We Worship God?

        What is idolatry? Why are the Ten Commandments so arranged that the first two have to do with false worship; worshipping other gods and making idols? Probably because God knew these would be the very FIRST commandments men would tend to break! What is true worship? It is mimicking, IMITATING, obeying, serving the one being worshipped! It is love, adoration, adulation and a desire to BE LIKE the one being worshipped!

        Almighty God portrays to us His feasts; Jesus Christ shows that the first GREAT COMMAND to be issued from His exalted throne as supreme WORLD RULER will be: "You must come up to keep the FEAST OF TABERNACLES! " How can it be conceivable to ANY human mind that an individual will DISOBEY that thunderous command?

        Yet the book of Zechariah seems to predict that some nations will have to be FORCED through back-breaking drought and famine; through the SHATTERING of their remaining economy, to OBEY GOD!

        If you are a worshiper of God, then God requires that you DO WHAT HE SAYS! False worship, idolatry, is illustrated by millions of human beings who "mimic" the actions, voice mannerisms, dress, appearance, hair styles and other affectations of their "matinee idols."

        Some people worship other people; some people worship themselves. Though few recognize it, MILLIONS are literally worshipping Satan the devil, who masquerades as "an angel of light" (2 Corinthians 11: 13-15) and are worshipping a FALSE Christ, and "another gospel"!

        This FALSE Christ they are perfectly willing to "obey," for the FALSE Christ that is portrayed to the world hands the world easily palatable, easily acceptable, meaningless, lackadaisical, empty, weird FANTASIES instead of obedience!   

        The world lets out nary a whimper as it rushes madly about spending literally BILLIONS of dollars on nonsensical "gifts" in lavish commercialism during the "Christmas season."

        It protests with nary a word as it scampers about, carefully attempting to avoid razor blades or needles in apples, LSD or poisons in candy, ground glass in cookies, shouting "trick or treat" from behind the grotesque mask on "the Evening of All Hallows" (Halloween).

        Of course, all of this nonsense teaches nothing, educates not a whit and only in a remote manner—totally overshadowed by the pagan accoutrements of the season—allegedly represents "Christianity. "

        But inform some of these same partygoers at Christmas time over the eggnog bowl, or kissing under the mistletoe, that they OUGHT to be observing God's FEAST OF TABERNACLES, and you may find yourself forcibly ejected from the scene!

        But God says we are to WORSHIP God! Jesus said we are to worship God in spirit and in truth. Paul urged, "Be ye followers [imitators] of me, even as I also am of Christ" (1 Corinthians 11:1). Peter said Jesus Christ set us an example that we should follow in His steps (1 Peter 2:21).

        God has ordained that we must act out a part of His plan by observing His annual holy days. By living for eight short days with converted brethren in the actual conditions which will soon prevail on earth, we come to impress upon ourselves His great plan.

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Man, 55, whose penis 'split' due to infected tumours has his member 'reconstructed' with Manuka honey

A man whose penis had split due to tumours had his member reconstructed using Manuka honey, doctors have revealed.

The unnamed 55-year-old, from Roskilde in Denmark, went to his GP when his foreskin became too tight to pull back.

Non-cancerous tumours, which were infected, were found on 'all segments of the penis'. These were causing the skin to split, known as penile denudation.

Medics removed the masses and attempted to reconstruct the penis via a skin graft, which failed.

His penis was 'completely healed' 52 days later, the team of medics wrote in the International Journal of Surgery Case Reports.

A man whose penis was split had his genitals reconstructed using Manuka honey (stock)

Many wounds have benefited from Manuka honey, which has anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and healing properties, the doctors wrote.

They hope it will soon have a 'permanent place in the physician's arsenal of wound-treatment products'.

Mr Tet Yap, consultant urologist at The Princess Grace Hospital, part of HCA UK, told MailOnline: 'Manuka honey contains a naturally-occurring enzyme that produces hydrogen peroxide. 

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Why the world is becoming more allergic to food

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Around the world, children are far more likely than ever before to develop food allergies.

Inquiries into the deaths of British teenagers after eating buttermilk, sesame and peanut have highlighted the sometimes tragic consequences. Last year, a six-year-old girl in Western Australia died as the result of a dairy allergy.

The rise in allergies in recent decades has been particularly noticeable in the West. Food allergy now affects about 7% of children in the UK and 9% of those in Australia, for example. Across Europe, 2% of adults have food allergies.

Life-threatening reactions can be prompted even by traces of the trigger foods, meaning patients and families live with fear and anxiety. The dietary restrictions which follow can become a burden to social and family lives.

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