By Hal Lindsey
On Saturday, Syria apparently launched another chemical attack against its people — including small children … By the time you read this, the expected US military response may have already begun … Russia has warned that it will shoot down US missiles and even target the US naval vessels that fire the missiles … After the chemical attack, came a mystery air strike against Syria — probably launched by Israel … Russia then began a war of words with Israel, finally showing their long-held but usually camouflaged disdain for the Jewish state … Hamas continues to stir up violent anti-Israel protests along Israel’s Gaza border … Iran says it will soon restart its nuclear program — as if it had ever actually stopped.
And that’s just part of what’s gone on, in only the last few days!
The first big question is whether the Trump Administration can really be sure that Syria launched the chemical attack. Russia and Syria both deny it. That’s what they would say in either case, but thiiming seems suspicious. Only a few days ago, the President said that with ISIS defeated, he wanted to pull US troops out of Syria, and soon. That would seem to be in Syria’s favor. Why rock the boat now… more
One-night last month, one of the world’s most famous landmarks, the Colosseum in Rome, glowed red. According to Vatican News, officials bathed the ancient arena in red light “as a sign of solidarity with all those who are persecuted for their faith.”
Before now, had you heard about that? Usually, western media outlets look for stories with dramatic imagery. The Colosseum’s famous silhouette, bathed in red against a stark, black backdrop, would seem to fit the bill. They also love a story with a good twist. Officials used the Colosseum, once a symbol of Christian persecution, to strike a blow against such persecution. But despite an interesting, ready-made story, the media paid little attention.
To cover it would mean admitting that there is a story here. And once they admit that, they will have to explain that the story is huge and ongoing — especially in Nigeria. Giulio Meotti, writing for the Gatestone Institute, said, “The West does not seem to care about the ongoing Islamic terrorist genocide on Africa’s biggest Christian population in Nigeria.”… more
By Hal Lindsey
Someone recently told a member of my team, “Tell Hal not to have so much gloom and doom.”
I’ve heard things like that before. The truth is, like most people, I don’t like gloom and doom. I prefer good news. In fact, a major emphasis of my ministry has been on the grace of God. And, believe me, the news of grace is as good as news gets.
The person who told me to cool it with the gloom and doom was probably referring to my ministry as a “watchman.” (Isaiah 21:6) I look at world events in light of Bible morality and Bible prophecy. I warn the world that God’s judgment is coming. I give these warnings because they are God’s word, and they are true. But, with the warnings, God’s word also presents the Answer…. more
That’s awesome! We have been told we teach gloom and doom by several people and churches. We even got kicked out of one because of the way we teach God’s Word. This is good news! That means we are teaching the Truth about Jesus and His Word. We even tell you we do not sugar coat anything. We hope you find relief in hearing people who speak the absolute Truth and not their opinion such as John MacArthur, Jack Hibbs, Carter Conlon, Sherri Bledsoe and many more. God Bless you for listening and enduring God’s Word!
By Hal Lindsey
President Trump’s critics seem to have their wish. The Cold War is on again!
Over the last few days, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a series of new superweapons. Among those weapons is what he called an “invincible,” nuclear-capable, intercontinental cruise missile that travels at 20 times the speed of sound. He said, “No defense systems will be able to withstand it.”
According to Russian media, the so-called “Satan 2” can wipe out an area the size of Texas or France. Putin also showed off next-generation ICBMs, underwater drones, and nuclear depth charges. Russia recently announced development of a nuclear-armed torpedo that can take out aircraft carriers as well as coastal cities…. more
From Broward County, Florida, comes news of yet another school shooting. Politicians and members of the media immediately began asking how such tragedies can be averted. They focused on the usual things. How do we keep weapons out of the hands of dangerous individuals, and how do we spot signs that a person might be a potential mass shooter?
Those are important, but they don’t address the real question, and that is, “Why?”
After interviewing the suspect, reading his social media posts, and talking with people who know him, the police will tell us what they believe motivated him. But the question of why will not be answered by finding the specific motive of a specific shooter. Specific motives for seemingly insane acts don’t usually tell the real story…. more
By Hal Lindsey
At the beginning of 2017, no one could have foreseen the series of massive hurricanes that hit the United States. Even minutes before it happened, no one could foresee the large earthquake that recently hit the Gulf of Alaska. And if we had foreseen these events, we still couldn’t have stopped them.
We know that natural disasters will come, but we don’t know when. And we can’t prevent them. To some extent, we can prepare. But mostly, we respond.
A budget crisis is not a natural disaster. It is completely manmade. But because it is a crisis, government reacts instead of acting. The recent budget agreement funds the US government through February 8. Even after all that effort, and all that drama, the continuing resolution will end in a matter of days….. more
Editor’s note: Hal Lindsey is the host of “The Hal Lindsey Report,” a weekly half-hour news and commentary series, and the author of “The Late Great Planet Earth,” the best-selling book of the 1970s that popularized Bible prophecy for tens of millions around the world. You can learn more about Hal Lindsey and his TV show on his website.
Some call it fake news. Jesus called it deception. When His disciples asked about the signs of the last days, Jesus began by giving His followers this warning: “Take heed that no one deceives you” (Matthew 24:4).
We live in an age of deception – fake news, false advertising, viral lies and clickbait. The mainstream media perpetrate falsehoods regularly, as do various alternative media…. more
By Hal Lindsey
On Wednesday, Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona made a much-hyped speech on the floor of the US Senate. He told the media what he would say, long before he actually said it. The speech’s rollout was orchestrated for maximum public impact. But, as these things go, the press showed far more interest in the hype than in the speech itself.
Days before he took to the Senate floor, Flake told the news media that he would defend them against Donald Trump’s attacks. He even announced, well before the speech, that he would compare Trump to Soviet dictator and mass murderer, Joseph Stalin. Remember that Stalin was directly responsible for the murders of 40 million people — even more than Adolf Hitler…. more