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88 | Are Christians required to tithe?

In this podcast, I want to discuss one of the more thorny issues in the church today, and that is giving. More specifically, do believers need to tithe?

Tax revolt in California?

It’s hard to believe that there are actually San Franciscans talking about a tax revolt against their enlightened politicians. But there are. Apparently, among other things, small business owners are tired of having to sweep up human feces from the front of their stores, before they open their doors. The Blaze reports: Small business owners in San Francisco’s Castro District are demanding city officials take action to address the growing issues of crime, drug use, and homelessness in the area. The Castro Merchants Association sent a letter to San Francisco city officials saying members of the group plan to stop paying taxes if the city doesn’t do more to address the issues. In the letter, the association said people who are living on the streets “regularly experience psychotic episodes” and have vandalized storefronts and harassed business owners, employees, residents and tourists, reports The San Francisco Chronicle. READ: San Francisco businesses threatening to not pay taxes unless officials clean up city Of course, there are different ways of conducting a tax revolt. Some people are just …

New Jersey’s ‘holy’ war over a pier?

It’s a story on how bizarre society is getting. According to an article, in the New York Post, there has been a huge uproar over a new pier being built at Ocean Grove Beach in Asbury Park, New Jersey. The old pier was destroyed during Hurricane Sandy in 2012 and the new 500,’ $1.3 million pier being built to replace it looks like a cross from the sky. The Methodist’s Camp Meeting Association (CMA) owns the land on which Ocean Grove Beach was built. Even though the new pier is located on CMA property, the public will be allowed to use the new pier. Despite the fact, the pier is being built with private money (it took ten years to raise the funds), the new pier’s design has outraged some of Ocean Grove Beach’s woke tenants. They are apparently offended by its cross shape, with some likening it to ‘Christian bullying.’ In response, CMA COO, Jamie Jackson told News12: “We make no apology for that — we love the fact that it looks like a …

The sounds of hell emanating from a Black Hole?

Most people believe that sound can’t travel in space because it is a vacuum. This isn’t completely true, because certain celestial objects, such as black holes, release gas allowing sound to travel. NASA recently released a recording of a black hole, located about 200 million light-years away: There was an immediate response on Twitter to this eerie sound, with some comparing it to hell. The Blaze explains: “Nasa, on a pleasant august sunday evening: hey wanna hear what’s surely the wailing of souls trapped inside a black hole since the beginning of human existence,” read one popular response. “Oh neat it’s the sound of demons screaming from the depths of Hell,” said Matt Walsh. “I’m not religious, but I’m starting to think that those souls sent to Hell actually end up in a black hole,” tweeted an associate professor of planetary science. READ: NASA releases audio of a black hole and it goes mega-viral after everyone compares it to the sounds of hell Apparently, the sound freaked out one cat:

Historic first: Jews enter the Temple Mount through the Gate of Tribes

From a Jewish perspective, it was a historic event. On August 28, 2022, Jews were allowed to enter the Temple Mount through the Gate of Tribes located on the Northeast corner. It was the first time that Jewish worshipers were allowed to enter through this gate since Israel became a nation in 1948. There are 12 gates surrounding the Temple Mount and as well six sealed gates. Over the years, the Muslims have entered the Temple Mount using the Gate of Tribes, named after the 12 Tribes of Israel. To this point, the Jews have only been allowed to enter via the Mughrabi Gate, (also called the Dung Gate, Hallel Gate or Gate of forgiveness). Technically, it wasn’t the first time that Jews entered through the Gate of Tribes. In 1967, Israeli paratroopers used gate when they liberated the Temple Mount during the seven-day war in 1967. Shortly after the group of approximately 50 people entered, six broke off and prostrated themselves on the ground and were quickly removed by Israeli police. According to Jewish …

The 3.5 Percent Principle. Are you tired of being ignored?

Do you have an opinion, about something? Do you feel like you are not being heard? Do you know how to make a difference? Use the 3.5 percent principle. There is an old saying, “Where there is no vision, the people perish.” Those are important words; if we don’t have a vision or goal, we are just wasting our time. We are going nowhere. Actually, the problem is worse than that. Without a vision, we perish. We do go somewhere; we travel backward to our own destruction. That old saying has been with us for thousands of years, in the Proverbs of the Hebrew Bible (Proverbs 29:18) If your life is not going somewhere, it is going somewhere else. You were born with a direction and forward motion. On the other side, what is the point of believing anything? Check the news feed on your phone. How many opinions do you see? How many of those ideas were not popular, a few years ago? We are flooded with opinions and radical ideas, and new moral …

WEF’s elitists want your child microchipped

The World Economic Forum (WEF), founded by German economist Klaus Schwab, is made up of financial and political elitists who gather to decide what is best for the world. The organization is now calling for parents to microchip their children, the Daily Caller reports. The Daily Caller explains: The World Economic Forum’s (WEF) latest dystopian nightmare is here, and it’s being spun as a “superpower” aimed at helping children. The WEF is always looking forward when it comes to human development (instead of fixing current problems) and focusing on augmented realities as a very real part of our future, according to their its guest article from WEF contributor and Vice President of R&D at IMEC Kathleen Philips. The next natural step to detach from reality as God made it, proposed by Philips? Microchipping ourselves and our children, apparently. READ: Microchipping Your Child? ‘There Are Solid Rational Reasons For It,’ Say Supreme Overlords Of The WEF RELATED: World Economic Forum unveils new ‘Digital ID’ plan  — and it’s TERRIFYING AND: Delingpole: ‘Trussst Usss! We’re Not Evil’ Claims Davos WEF Great …

Facebook quashed stories about Hunter Biden because of FBI

A recent poll conducted by Rasmussen Reports found that 53% of Americans believed there is a politicized element within the FBI that works as “Joe Biden’s personal Gestapo.” And that seems to have been confirmed by an admission by Facebook CEO Mark Zukerberg, who said the social media giant banned, censored, gagged, suppressed, stifled, and restricted any news about information found on Hunter Biden’s laptop, after being contacted by the FBI. Hunter Biden, of course, is the much-maligned son of US President Joe Biden. His laptop contained rafts of information on how he used his political connection to wrangle deals that allegedly included companies in Communist China. The Daily Wire reports: Zuckerberg told podcast king Joe Rogan that the FBI, which by then had been in possession of the laptop for nearly a year, contacted top Facebook officials weeks before the election to warn them that a major dump of Russian disinformation was coming. When the New York Post broke the story, Twitter kicked the news site off its platform, and Facebook, Zuckerberg said, downranked …