This Week In The News

Current Events

by Norbert Link

Our introductory article, “Our Government and the Culture of Death,” sets the tone for what is to follow throughout this edition of the Current Events—a description of a deceitful or incompetent leadership and a weaponized corrupt justice system. In this context, please view our new StandingWatch program, titled, “Will Our Government’s Corruption Ever End?”

We address Biden’s repeated lies regarding his illegal retention of classified documents;  the alleged evil conduct of former CIA Director John BrennanBiden’s betrayal of Israel; the outrageous decision against Trump and others in the New York State “fraud” case; and Biden’s conduct towards Europe.

In other news, we address the apparent murder of Putin’s main opponent and critic, Alexei Navalny; Biden’s backpedaling and Trump’s awkward silence; and Russia’s ongoing threats of using nuclear weapons against the West, including Germany. We report on further atrocities of the “deadly scorpion” Putin and his henchmen and thugs.

We also address the highly controversial political attempt by the USA to have the UK extradite Julian Assange to the USA; and we conclude with an article about China’s “unstoppable military.”

Throughout this section, we have underlined pertinent statements in the quoted articles, for the convenience and quick overview of the reader.

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Editorial

Continued Growth by Application

As we live our lives in this world, we are often bombarded by the realities of life. We read in 2 Peter 2:7-8 that God “…delivered righteous Lot, who was oppressed by the filthy conduct of the wicked (for that righteous man, dwelling among them, tormented his righteous soul from day to day by seeing and hearing their lawless deeds).” Lot was called righteous, even though some of his deeds were unrighteous. God deemed him worthy to be saved from the destruction of the society in which he lived.

We are finding ourselves living in times similar to that of Lot. So much is going wrong around us. It can be easy to be influenced by the “pleasures” in this world. We have to make sure that our moral compasses are being influenced by God and not being sucked into this world in our thoughts and our ways.

There are so many things that we can pay attention to in this life; but really, it comes down to the question if we will pay the most attention to God’s Words which should guide and direct us. God shows us in the Bible those actions that we are to take in our lives. We need to be asking ourselves if we are learning how to accomplish them by living them.

In Micah 6:8, we are shown a few examples of how we should be operating: “He has shown you, O man, what is good; And what does the LORD require of you But to do justly, To love mercy (or lovingkindness), And to walk humbly with your God.”

We have to learn HOW to accomplish these things. It doesn’t come automatically. It requires us to spend time learning to do and develop them in our lives. We have to be paying attention and figuring out how to make them happen in our dealings. When we learn this, it should produce within us the love (agape) for God’s ways as we see how this helps others and benefits all. We have to understand what each of these words mean in the context of being a Christian.

Acting justly requires us to be impartial and knowledgeable, and to act lawfully and to know how to use righteousness (compare James 2:1-8; Proverbs 11:9; Romans 7:7-12; Isaiah 26:9-10).

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Q&A

Why does the Bible say that some are called and chosen in this day and age? (Part 2)

In the first part of this series, we discussed that few people, identified as the firstfruits, were foreknown and predestined by God, long before they were born, to be called for salvation in this age. We showed from the Bible that those who are called today to salvation were elected or chosen to be called before the foundation of the world—before time began. We debunked the idea that some would be called first, and only later, after having proven themselves to be worthy, they would become chosen. We showed that the Bible teaches the exact opposite— that God from the beginning chose us for salvation to which He called us; in other words, those who are called to salvation today had been chosen long ago by God to be called.

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