Author: Dean Smith

Kirk Cameron encourages parents to start homeschooling kids

In a soon to be released documentary called, “The Homeschool Awakening”, former Hollywood actor, Kirk Cameron is encouraging parents to get their kids out of public schools and start homeschooling them.

The best evidence of the Loch Ness monster?

If legit, some are describing it as the best video/photographic evidence of the existence of the Loch Ness monster. The video was obtained by a couple in their 50s who were visiting the area. The professional couple who wanted to remain anonymous stated they have never taken Loch Ness seriously. They were holidaying in a cabin by the Loch, when the wife woke up at 6 AM and started recording the very still lake and the creature appeared. They videoed the event for 2 minutes and 37 seconds and noted that it had at least one fin that they described as similar to an oar. It also had humps that kept breaking the surface. The Daily Mail explains: A two-and-a-half minute video taken from the banks of Loch Ness appears to show a large creature moving through the water. Experts described it as the most compelling footage to emerge in the past 20 years of hunting for the Loch Ness Monster. The clip shows what look to be humps breaking the surface of the water and …

Global warming fanatics vandalize gas stations and rail lines

Global Warming fanatics based in England recently vandalized two gas stations, making them inoperable for several hours. They were part of a group, Just Stop Oil, which as their name suggests, want an immediate end to all oil production in order to stop the ice melting in the Antarctic and Arctic and the world being washed away. It’s estimated only 25% of oil production is actually used to fuel vehicles. The group started off by gluing themselves to the tarmac of the gas stations and then decided to vandalize the pumps. The Daily Mail provides the details: Another activist, 22-year-old Coventry student Nathan McGovern, has also been regularly arrested carrying out illegal stunts and was today filmed smashing petrol pumps.  He spoke in a grandiose video address uploaded to the Just Stop Oil twitter account this morning, where he accused the government of ‘genocide’ for not doing enough to tackle global warming.  Stephanie Golder, a 34-year-old charity project coordinator from Essex, claimed to be ‘sick and tired of being treated like a criminal’ – as her …

A Muslim man converts to Christianity, after being visited by Christ

There was an interesting story on CBN about how a young Muslim man and his wife became Christians. It is illegal in many Middle Eastern countries for a person of the Muslim faith to convert to Christianity. It can result in fines or even imprisonment. And it is not uncommon for people, particularly family members, to take revenge on those who become Christians due to the shame it brings on the family and Islamic faith. The fact, that people are willing to face death for their decision to become Christians adds tremendous weight to their testimony, which often includes dramatic encounters with the risen Lord. It’s similar to the early disciples who saw the resurrected Christ and were willing to die for their faith. They wouldn’t die for something they made up. In an interview with Gospel Coalition, an unnamed missionary, who was called Yazid to protect his identity, shared the powerful testimony of how a Muslim man and his wife became Christians. In the Muslim country where the missionary works, it is not only …

One major hindrance to answered prayer

I want to briefly discuss one of the major hindrances that we can face to answered prayer, and that is unforgiveness. As I was writing this article, a strange thing happened, as the Holy Spirit brought to my remembrance an incident that happened to me over 40 years ago. I was single and a couple of months away from getting married and working for a Christian man, who shortchanged me about $800 in salary. The Christian boss basically ran off with the company’s money, ending the business. That was a lot of money back then, the equivalent of about $2,790 today. And for a soon-to-be wed couple, my wife and I could have really used it. Though this man left the city, he subsequently turned back to God. Several years later, I actually ran into him when he returned to the city and visited our church. He was now retired, quite poor, and it would have been useless to press the issue. I forgave him, and moved on with my life. But there is a …

Chinese agents spying on Britain’s nuclear power plants and military bases

According to the British news site, The Express, Britain’s security service is reporting that agents working for the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) are using drones to spy on Britain’s nuclear power plants and military bases. The Express reports: Defence chiefs believe Beijing agents are responsible for 18 drone sightings at military sights and power stations across the UK in just two years. Details of the drone activity were uncovered through a Freedom of Information request. The drone sightings happened between 2019 and 2021 but details of the military bases were withheld for defence and national security reasons. One nuclear site’s report reads: “Security personnel reported a drone being flown close to a facility.” While another said: “Drone landed in the area and secured by security personnel.” READ: UK nuclear bases infiltrated by China as mysterious drone sightings sound alarm Meanwhile, in the US: READ: U.S. charges target alleged Chinese spying at Harvard, Boston institutions READ: 5 charged with spying for China inside US; 3 arrested, 2 at large READ: Suspected Chinese spy reportedly slept with, …

82 | What do the prophets Zechariah and John have to say about nuclear war in the end-times?

FOLLOW OUR PODCAST ON (search opentheword): Apple Podcasts Stitcher Spotify Google Play IHeartRadio TuneIn Podchaser PODCAST NOTES: In this podcast, I discuss the several times that Russian President Vladimir Putin has threatened nuclear war since his invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022. These threats even included two Russian fighter jets that briefly flew into Swedish airspace armed with nuclear warheads on March 2, 2022. But this leads to a bigger question: Do any of the Bible’s prophets predict nuclear war will be part of the end-times apocalypse? I believe there are several prophecies that suggest this may happen, and I will look at two of them. One of them comes from a vision given to the Prophet Zechariah (Zechariah 14:12), and the second from the Apostle John, found in the Book of Revelation (Revelation 8:10-11), John’s written record of a vision he received describing the events that will lead up to the second coming of Christ. Click here for a more complete transcript. READ: Putin implies nuclear attack if West interferes in Ukraine. Why …

The ‘Bizarro World’ of schools, kids, and facemasks

For those too young to know, the Bizarro World was the alternate Superman universe where everything was opposite. Good was evil and evil good. All thinking was reversed. The illogical became logical and logical became illogical. And, it seems, some of America’s public schools have now entered this alternate universe. The Daily Mail reports that on April 18, 2022, Milwaukee Public Schools ended their mask mandate. Students and teachers would no longer need to wear them. Mask wearing would be optional. Then, after one day of being free, the school board reversed the decision and required everyone to wear masks. Why, you ask? This is because COVID testing revealed over the course of one day there was a dramatic increase in COVID cases. The Daily Mail explains: There were 479 new cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin on Tuesday – but the next day, that number shot up to 1,585, according to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.  It’s ‘Bizarro World’ where illogical becomes logical. It typically takes around four days to test positive for COVID …

Did the Russian warship, Moskva, have a piece of Christ’s ‘True Cross’ on board when it sank?

You may have heard of the sinking of the Moskva, Russia’s flagship in the Baltic Sea on April 14, 2022. There are now reports that it had a piece of Christ’s True Cross on board when it sank. The high-tech missile ship provided protection to the Russian fleet trying to supply the country’s army that has invaded Ukraine. Ukraine’s military claimed it had hit and sunk the ship with land-based cruise missiles. The Russian military initially denied this stating there had been a fire onboard that ignited the ship’s ammunition resulting in a massive explosion. It also stated that the ship was still afloat, and being towed for repairs. The Russian media later stated the ship had sunk. The reaction by Russia since the sinking basically confirmed that it was indeed sunk by Ukraine’s military, and Russia was in damage control over this humiliating defeat. Moskva had a crew of over 500 men, and it is uncertain how many were killed in the attack. It is the largest warship sunk since World War II. There …

Study: High social media usage may cause mental health issues for teens?

According to a study conducted by Cambridge University’s Digital Mental Health program, social media may be causing mental issues in teens, particularly as they enter puberty. The study, reported by The Verge, noted that it came to this conclusion from studying the results of seven surveys of 72,000 individuals between 2011 and 2018 and a survey of 17,000 between the ages of 10 to 21. The study found that higher social media usage resulted in teens having ‘low’ self-esteem and ‘poor’ body image, which showed up when they entered puberty, and also at the time they were ready to leave home. The Verge reports: “Narrowing in on adolescents, the team found that for people in the 16- to 21-year-old age range, both very low and very high social media use were both linked with lower life satisfaction. In 10- to 15-year-olds, there wasn’tmuch difference in life satisfaction between kids reporting low and high social media use. But in that group, girls with high social media use had lower life satisfaction than boys.” READ: Social media …

What the healing of a woman on a ventilator and in a wheelchair shows us about healing?

It is important to remember that it doesn’t matter what church you attend, it is faith in Christ that brings miraculous healing. Faithwire recently reported on the healing of a woman attending a Roman Catholic Church in Lansing, Michigan. Dani Laurion who attends Saint Mary Cathedral suffers from postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) and autonomic dysfunction and as a result, has been in a wheelchair and on a ventilator for nearly 13 years. She was attending a healing service at the church on March 15, 2022, when she raised her hands in prayer. “I reached up,” Dani said, “and I just said, ‘I need you, and I need you to hold me and just take care of me. At the same moment, one of the church leaders released a word of knowledge, that someone’s lungs were being filled. As soon as Dani uttered that prayer, she experienced a strange sensation in her body that felt like someone had turned on a tap in her ears and water was pouring down through her body. She immediately …

Does the controversial Nazareth Inscription support the rumors circulating at the time about Christ’s resurrection?

In his report on Christ’s resurrection, Matthew writes that an angel rolled away the massive stone that was blocking the entrance of Jesus’ tomb and then sat on it. The terrified guards fled in terror. This same angel whose appearance looked like lightning told the women who had come to visit the tomb that Jesus had risen from the dead and was now on His way to Galilee (Matthew 28:1-10). Matthew then adds this strange addendum, reporting on what happened when the guards told the chief priests and elders about their encounter with the angel. Matthew writes that the chief priest bribed the guards into saying that the disciples had stolen Christ’s body after the guards had fallen asleep. But then Matthew adds this odd statement. 14 If this report gets to the governor, we will satisfy him and keep you out of trouble.” 15 So the soldiers took the money and did as they were instructed. And this story has been widely circulated among the Jews to this very day. (Matthew 28:14-15 NIV) The Jewish leaders assured the …