Newsletter: School Shootings, U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem, Nuclear Agreement with Iran, Bible Prophecy (May 25, 2018)

News from Hal Lindsey Media Ministries (copied from e-mails that I receive each week)
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Newsletter: School Shootings, U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem, Nuclear Agreement with Iran, Bible Prophecy (May 25, 2018)

Postby Linda O'Donnell » Mon, May 28, 2018, 11:18 am

News from Hal Lindsey Media Ministries (This was copied from an email that I received on May 25th)

May 25th, 2018

Last week in Santa Fe, Texas, a boy of 17 shot and killed eight of his fellow high school school students and two teachers. He wounded 13 others.

Panicked television commentators spent the weekend telling us how dangerous America's schools have become. They are scaring parents and children alike.

They are correct that America's schools have become more dangerous, but shootings are not the biggest danger. Let's take a little closer look.

CNN declared that this was "the 22nd school shooting in the US in 2018." That's 22 shootings at more than 140,000 institutions. That's a little more than .0001%, or just over one-ten-thousandth of one percent.

Those 22 incidents include all shootings on all school campuses (including massive, mega-universities) that result in injury. One of those incidents involved an adult who was shot in a school parking lot long after school hours. Another involved a kid shot by a BB gun.

These facts do not relieve the pain and fear of the injured students or those who escaped. They do not lessen the anguish of the families and friends of those who died. But they do give the situation some context.

The chances of your child or grandchild being shot at school are infinitesimal. As I have said before, your child has a far greater chance of being killed or injured on the way to or from school. America's schools are still just about the safest places for our children to be each day.

But, Santa Fe does remind us that America has a huge problem here. It is true that the number of mass shootings has risen dramatically. And that should serve as a wake-up call for us. Something has gone terribly wrong. Why is our society suddenly producing this many teen-aged mass killers?

Part of the answer goes back to the classroom. Guns do not pose the greatest danger in our schools. I believe radical teachers, propagandized textbooks, and modern curricula take that prize.

America has banned all acknowledgment of God from its schools. That leaves our schools teaching a worldview known as "nihilism." Google defines "nihilism" as, "The rejection of all religious and moral principles, often in the belief that life is meaningless."

It's only common sense. When we reject God, moral principles begin to fluctuate according to current opinion and fashion. Without God, we have no objective moral truth. It's all subjective. In other words, what is right and wrong is just a matter of opinion.

When that happens, then life has no true meaning. And no real value.

Entertainment reinforces those beliefs. Films, television, music, and video games ridicule the idea of God. They substitute emotion for meaning.

All of this leaves a generation of children without any ethical mooring or spiritual compass in a vast, seemingly empty universe. Conscience withers. Restraint disappears.

And that is the biggest danger looming inside America's classrooms.

On May 14, 1948, America, led by President Harry Truman, became the first nation to recognize the new nation of Israel. 70 years later, America, led by President Donald Trump, became the first nation to, in essence, acknowledge Israel's true sovereignty and open its embassy in Israel's capital of Jerusalem.

Of course, as in 1948, the opposition has been fierce and violent. The imams in Gaza, working with the terrorist government of Hamas, bussed more than 35,000 Gazans to the border of Israel in an attempt to breach it.

Hamas and the imams knew that Israel would be forced to defend itself. They knew there would be casualties. They did it anyway.

In fact, that's why they did it. The deaths of those Palestinians served only one purpose: to give Hamas and the Palestinians a talking point for the world media. They sacrificed their young in a public relations ploy!

And the mainstream media bought it hook, line, and sinker.

Only later did Hamas admit that more than 50 of the 62 who died were actually Hamas soldiers and operatives. And some of the others were from other Islamic terror groups. Business as usual for the Palestinians and the media.

President Trump recently announced that the United States is pulling out of the nuclear agreement with Iran. Though he had campaigned on that promise, the final nail in the coffin may have been when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu publicly revealed the existence of Iran's "atomic archive."

Israeli intelligence operatives inside Iran located a hidden cache of Iran's most closely guarded secrets. But they didn't just expose the existence of the archive, they physically stole it and hauled it back to Israel!

In a televised presentation, Prime Minister Netanyahu revealed to the world the truth that Obama's "deal" with Iran was based totally on lies and deceit.

Iran insisted, and President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry agreed, that Iran had never sought, was not seeking, and would not seek to develop nuclear weapons. Netanyahu played videos of the Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, President Hassan Rouhani, and Foreign Minister Javad Zarif all making those declarations. Many times.

They all insisted that Iran wanted nuclear energy for peaceful and domestic purposes.

But the purloined atomic archive proved that all of those statements were bald-faced lies. Iran has, indeed, been working feverishly for years to develop and perfect nuclear weapons and the missiles to deliver them.

Apparently, that sealed the deal, so to speak, for President Trump and a few days later he made it official. America was done with the charade.

As you know, the American Left and the Europeans went apoplectic. The European Union has vowed to continue with the farce. So America stands to lose nothing by pulling out. But Iran will lose the United States and several other nations as trading partners. Should they choose to withdraw from the agreement themselves, then the Europeans will be forced to reinstate the sanctions against Iran.

That may well drive the mullahs back to the bargaining table and a better agreement may yet be struck. Either way, it will be a win for the US.

In all of this, though, Iran continues to move further into the arms of Russia. And that fits Bible prophecy to a tee.

Speaking of Bible prophecy. Planet earth is in a death dive.

Not only do the words of the prophets and Jesus Himself predict this, but every day's headlines confirm it.

Look around and you'll see the rise of deceiving spirits, the move toward a one-world government, environmental degradation, the spread of disease and plagues throughout the world, starvation on a mass scale, the worsening conflict in the Middle East, and increasing international tumult.

Jesus said that in these days men will be "fainting from fear and the expectation of the things which are coming upon the world...." (Luke 21:26)

The truth is that people in the know are already scared silly.

They know our world runs on electricity, but the world's electrical grids are feeble and vulnerable. They know that the number of nations working feverishly to develop atomic weapons is rising dramatically. They know that weaponized biological substances exist in military laboratories right now that could decimate humanity in a matter of months. They know the dangers of artificial intelligence and other new, exotic technologies. They know that the world's economic house of cards could fold at any time. They know that our freshwater supplies are growing dangerously scarce and that our reservoirs are extremely vulnerable to terrorists. They know that even a small asteroid striking the earth could be an extinction-level event.

I could go on with the list, but you get the idea. We're a disaster away from "men fainting from fear and the expectation of the things which are coming upon the world...."

Most people don't want to think about these things. Many of us have allowed ourselves to become numb to the great drama unfolding in our time. But if you are a Christian, that's a mistake. The scripture is adamant. Stay alert. Keep watching.

Paul warned that "the day of the Lord will come just like a thief in the night ... so then let us not sleep as others do, but let us be alert and sober." (1 Thessalonians 5:2, 6)

We should be telling the world, "Keep watching!" It's a warning to those who don't know Christ and an inspiration to those who do.

Don't miss this week's Report on TBN, Daystar, CPM Network, various local stations, or Check your local listings.

God Bless,

Hal Lindsey
mail: HLMM, P.O. Box 470470, Tulsa, OK 74147

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