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  1. PM Trudeau says there should be no more military operations in Rafah.

    Even though there are thousands of Hamas fighters still in Rafah and Gaza, according to Trudeau, Israel should just back off and let them be.  Of course that means let them re-organize, re-arm and prepare for another attack against Israeli civilians.

    Hamas just launched a number of missiles, possibly about 12, against Tel Aviv today.

  2. 7 minutes ago, blackbird said:

    Odd that the Palestinians seem to be garnering more sympathy and support from non palestinan people and countries.

    Yes, because there are a lot of antisemites in the world who do not recognize Israel's right to exist and defend itself.

    Some European countries even recently recognized a (non-existent) Palestinian state.  The U.N. did the same kind of thing.

    Netanyahu says recognition of a Palestinian state 'is a reward for terrorism' | Watch (msn.com)

  3. 1 hour ago, ExFlyer said:

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    1 hour ago, ExFlyer said:

    Odd that the Palestinians seem to be garnering more sympathy and support from non palestinan people and countries. I guess, according to you, they are all anti semites.

     

    Nothing "odd" about it.  The world in general has been antisemitic for 1,500 years or more.  

    You need to study some history.

    Why do you think one third of the Jews in Europe were murdered in the Holocaust?  You think that antisemitism was only with the Nazis in the Holocaust?  Antisemitism has been going on in Europe for nearly two thousand years.

    Why do you think some countries in Europe today voted in favour of recognizing a "Palestinian state" after the savage Hamas attack on October 7th?   A kind of reward for their behavior?  Or just more antisemitism?

     

  4. 14 minutes ago, ExFlyer said:

    Is this anti sematism. or anti catholic or anti school???

    The fact is there have been far more acts of antisemitism and hate against Jews in the west since the Oct. 7.  The occupations and protests against Israel which have been widespread are all related to the high amount of antisemitism.

    You should know that.  That is the reason this particular act is of major concern.  

    Why are you trying to downplay it or cloud the issue with a diversion about some other incident?  I think the reason is obvious.

  5. 4 minutes ago, ExFlyer said:

    The simple fact is....that you are smarter and wiser than Canada, US and other countries and their intelligence communities.

    Wow, a bible thumpin know it all......run for office, you are smarter than entire countries LOL

    No, you give me far more credit than I deserve and you are smarter that everyone else here.

    I love being a "Bible thumper".  Thanks for the complement.

  6. The simple fact is Canada, the U.S. and other countries demanding a two state solution for Israel is completely unrealistic and shows their complete ignorance of the situation.

    The Palestinians have a number of terrorist organizations in their midst which have absolutely no interest in living in peace with Israel.  So to carve up Israel to give them their own state would only weaken Israel and threaten Israel's very existence.  The Israelis know this well but it appears many countries and leaders outside Israel have no understanding at all about this.  It is frustrating to see Trudeau adoringly bow to the ICC ruling saying Israel must stop fighting Hamas and create a two-state solution.  He knows nothing about what he is talking about.  He proves again he is just a puppet globalist who blindly follows whatever the U.N. and it's sister organizations say.

    Some European countries have even unilaterally declared they recognize a Palestinian state or will do so.  This is reminiscent of the 1,500 years of European antisemitism that the Jews lived through.  Apparently antisemitism in the world still widely exists and in fact is getting worse.  Unfortunately, Canada is doing a poor job of opposing it and it is worse in Canada as well.  When we have leaders that talk the way they do about the situation in the middle east, what can we expect?  The Liberals and NDP are not helpful.

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    The sad fact is that the only Palestinian state that might arise at the moment would permanently be at war with Israel. A state that supports and glorifies Palestinian suicide-bombers, missile launchers, and rapists against Israel’s civilian population; a state where the airwaves and newspapers are filled with viciously antisemitic and bloodthirsty anti-Israel propaganda; a state whose leaders crisscross the globe and lobby every international institution to vilify and criminalize Israel.

    The only Palestinian state that might arise at the moment is a state whose political and religious figures outright deny the historic ties of the Jewish people to the Land of Israel, and demand settlement of Palestinian refugees in pre-1967 Israel as a way of swamping and destroying the Jewish state.

    The only Palestinian state that might arise at the moment is, in fact, a state like the current Palestinian Authority in the West Bank, aside from being corrupt and tyrannical towards its people, commits all the above crimes against Israel; or a state like “Hamastan” in Gaza that would repeat the October 7 massacres one thousand times over.

    And therefore, the war against the Palestinian threat in Gaza and the West Bank cannot be cut short. That’s an Israeli consensus; rare, but real and valuable."

    Preventing peace: The cost of rewarding Hamas with statehood after Oct. 7 - opinion (msn.com)

  7. 3 hours ago, Nefarious Banana said:

    The OP can't grasp the fact that other good people have a God that meets their needs and beliefs.  

    Unfortunately that claim might be true in the sense people have false beliefs that they think is the answer and it may even give them some comfort.  But if it is a false belief, then it is useless and won't save them from damnation.

    Good people is an incorrect assumption.

    Romans 3:23 says "23  For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; "

    Therefore we are ALL sinners in the sight of almighty God.  The only solution is a personal one for each individual.  He/she must repent and accept Jesus Christ as his/her Lord and Savior and believe that Jesus died and shed his blood for them personally.  Apart from that there is no salvation.

    " 6  But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. 7  By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith. {moved…: or, being wary} 8  By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went. 9  By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise: 10  For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.  KJV"

    Hebrews 11:6-10 KJV

  8. 2 hours ago, Dougie93 said:

    Haiti gang kills US politician’s missionary daughter and her husband

    Missouri state representative Ben Baker’s daughter and her husband were reportedly ambushed when leaving a church

    A smiling young couple embrace each other.

    Glorious Union ; God bless America

    This is so tragic.  This beautiful young couple were murdered by a bunch of savages.  May God bless them greatly as they died as martyrs for the Lord Jesus Christ.  

  9. 10 minutes ago, Nefarious Banana said:

    Not all Canadians have those beliefs, or come from/have roots in the British Isles.  It's foolish to think so. The native beliefs are strong and deep pertaining to the land and what it gives and takes away.

    What is more important?  Where beliefs came from or what the truth is?  Everybody has their "truth" that they cling to.  But that doesn't make it true.  This article helps to explain the difference between relative truth and absolute truth.  That is the real issue.

    "What Is the Difference Between Absolute Truth and Relative Truth?

    The challenge we face is not people asking the question, 'what is truth?' but do they really want the answer. As our society becomes more and more “enlightened” we appear to be slipping further away from how we define and understand truth which could possibly make this question more important than ever.

    In John 18:38, Jesus is before Pilate and Pilate asks him the question for the ages, “What is truth?” The amazing thing about this question from Pilate is that standing before him was the embodiment of truth and yet it seems Pilate missed it. Like Pilate, every person is in search of the truth, most asking the same question what is truth? The challenge we face is not people asking the question, but do they really want the answer. As our society becomes more and more “enlightened” we appear to be slipping further away from how we define and understand truth, which could possibly make this question more important than ever.

    What Is truth?

    Here is how Dictionary.com defines truth: “the true or actual state of a matter; conformity with fact or reality; a verified or indisputable fact, proposition, principle, or the like.”

    When you look at this definition you begin to see there is a definitive nature to truth. The words used here to describe truth are very decisive. Truth is factual and indisputable. The reason this is so important is because truth remains true. It is not dependent on what you think or feel about it. 

    Yet with a word that has such a concrete definition, there are many who have identified different ways to understand how we come to truth and how we define what it is. Not to become too philosophical, let’s approach this question from the perspective of the average person. In our society today, a safe assumption is the average person would probably narrow down truth into two categories, absolute truth and relative truth.

    What Is the Difference Between Absolute Truth and Relative Truth?

    1. Absolute Truth. Absolute truth is true regardless of how a person thinks or feels about it. Here is a biblical example of absolute truth. Jesus is Lord. Regardless of how you feel about that statement, it is true. Many will argue about this statement and try to debate its veracity, but this does not change the truth that Jesus is Lord. Here is a verse that defines what absolute truth looks like.

    “Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
    and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father” (Philippians 2:9-11).

    In this verse, every knee will bow, and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. On this day opinions or feelings won’t matter because everyone will acknowledge Jesus as Lord. Whether you agree or not what makes this truth absolute is it doesn’t change based on your opinion.

    In John 18:38, Jesus is before Pilate and Pilate asks him the question for the ages, “What is truth?” The amazing thing about this question from Pilate is that standing before him was the embodiment of truth and yet it seems Pilate missed it. Like Pilate, every person is in search of the truth, most asking the same question what is truth? The challenge we face is not people asking the question, but do they really want the answer. As our society becomes more and more “enlightened” we appear to be slipping further away from how we define and understand truth, which could possibly make this question more important than ever.

    What Is truth?

    Here is how Dictionary.com defines truth: “the true or actual state of a matter; conformity with fact or reality; a verified or indisputable fact, proposition, principle, or the like.”

    When you look at this definition you begin to see there is a definitive nature to truth. The words used here to describe truth are very decisive. Truth is factual and indisputable. The reason this is so important is because truth remains true. It is not dependent on what you think or feel about it. 

    Yet with a word that has such a concrete definition, there are many who have identified different ways to understand how we come to truth and how we define what it is. Not to become too philosophical, let’s approach this question from the perspective of the average person. In our society today, a safe assumption is the average person would probably narrow down truth into two categories, absolute truth and relative truth.

    What Is the Difference Between Absolute Truth and Relative Truth?

    1. Absolute Truth. Absolute truth is true regardless of how a person thinks or feels about it. Here is a biblical example of absolute truth. Jesus is Lord. Regardless of how you feel about that statement, it is true. Many will argue about this statement and try to debate its veracity, but this does not change the truth that Jesus is Lord. Here is a verse that defines what absolute truth looks like.

    “Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
    and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father” (Philippians 2:9-11).

    In this verse, every knee will bow, and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. On this day opinions or feelings won’t matter because everyone will acknowledge Jesus as Lord. Whether you agree or not what makes this truth absolute is it doesn’t change based on your opinion.

    2. Relative Truth. Relative truth is the belief truth changes based on the individual’s understanding of it. With relative truth, there are no absolutes and what may be true for you is simply not true for me. 

    A common statement reflecting relative truth may sound like this “You have your truth and I have mine.” The problem with relative truth it is a contradiction in terms. If truth is factual and indisputable then you cannot have different truths for different people. Relative truth is a rejection of absolute truth.

    One reason people embrace the idea of relative truth is because it allows them to create their own reality that frees them to do whatever they want. I know we often like to think of this as a societal problem however this problem exists in the church as well. Paul warned us about this.

    "Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction. For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths." (2 Timothy 4:2-4).

    This is the age we are living in. People are surrounding themselves with those who will tell them the “truth” they want to hear. While this gives them the freedom to justify how they live, they are basing their lives on a truth that is not true at all. 

    What Are the Characteristics of Truth?

    For this section, when I talk about truth I am talking about absolute truth. While there can be a multitude of opinions, there can only be one absolute truth. What are the characteristics that define this kind of truth?

    1. Truth is constant (It does not change). For something to be deemed true, it cannot change and must remain constant. Circumstances may change, but the truth surrounding those circumstances must remain constant or you are not dealing with truth.

    2. Truth is objective (It plays no favorites). Truth must also be objective. This means that the same truth is applicable to everyone. If the standard for truth changes from person to person, then it is no longer truth. For example, Romans 3:23 tells us all have sinned. For this to be an absolute truth it must apply to everyone, which this statement does.

    3. Truth will prevail (It will be standing in the end). While I believe as Christians, we have a responsibility to defend the truth, at the end of the day truth will defend itself. Time is the greatest ally of truth. Eventually, the lies will fall by the wayside and all that will be left is the truth.

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    For the rest of the article:

    What Is the Difference between Absolute Truth and Relative Truth? (christianity.com)

  10. 35 minutes ago, CITIZEN_2015 said:

    The kind God who is described in the bible loves it children, and will not burn them in hell for just not believing in him any more than a mother would burn her children in fire for disobeying her..

    You say one will not burn in hell for not believing in Jesus Christ, who is God.   Seriously?   It is not my opinion.  It is what the Bible says.  The Bible was written by the apostles and prophets writing under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit.

    "16  For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 17  For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. 18  He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. "  John 3:16-18 KJV

    "36  He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him. "  John 3:36 KJV

    "8  But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death. " Revelation 21:8 KJV

    32 Bible verses about Saved By Faith (knowing-jesus.com)

  11. 1 hour ago, CITIZEN_2015 said:

    By the way I am not hostile to Christianity. I am hostile to those who wish to use Christianity to better their own lives.

    No, you are hostile to Christianity and the Bible.  You proved it by all of your comments.

    Dougie93 has it right on his comment about the Monarchy.

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    the effect of erasing Canadian history to include the monarchy has simply been a void

    that void was not filled with a liberal democratic republic

    instead the void has been filled by the American Woke cultural revolution

    every institution in the land has fallen to this godless atheist Marxist Leninist ideology

    literally the revolutionary overthrow of Canada from within

    public officials no longer adhere to the Constitution Act therein,

    to include failing to uphold their solemn oaths of allegiance

    the practical outcome is increasing chaos, the breakdown of the rule of law itself

    while the government destroys the economy in the name of what is in essence Communism

    unquote

    Liberalism, Socialism, Wokism, Progressivism are all anti-Christianity and anti-Bible.

    You in opposing speaking about Christianity and the Bible are a pure anti-Christian.  Islamic republics also forbid any religion except Islam and outlaw speaking or preaching about Christianity or the Bible.  That is what you are trying to do here.  Your reveal yourself as anti-freedom of religion and freedom of speech.

    Canada is being destroyed by anti-Christian/anti-Bible people.  These people act like Communists and try to silence everyone they disagree with.

    Canada IS becoming worse under these anti-Christian leaders.  Assisted suicide has been gradually expanded and is considering offering it to people who suffer from depression or mental challenges and extending it to include youth.  Very tragic. Canada has no moral foundation.

    You support self choice for assisted suicide and abortion which proves you should not be taken seriously or listened to. Your beliefs are totally contrary to the historic Judeo-Christian civilization and culture and against what God has taught us in the Bible about the sanctity of life.  Human life belongs to God and only he decides when someone dies a natural death.

    As for the bad things that happened in the past centuries, I already explained in other posts that was the corrupt, false religion of Rome that oversaw all that.  They are not Biblical Christianity.  They do not follow the Bible.  So they are no example of what is right or wrong for a country.  We have lots of them ruling Canada which is also another problem.

    Unrepentant sinners who do not repent and believe the gospel of Jesus Christ are on the way to hell.  That is what the Bible teaches.

     

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  12. 1 hour ago, CITIZEN_2015 said:

    By making religious posts like this you make people hate religion.

    That's your take.  Canada coddles up to Islam for one thing.  The government officially encourages false religion.  Mother earth worship is a big thing especially with environmentalists and some aboriginals.  The only way to counter false religion and false ideology is with the Holy Scriptures and freedoms that we have such as freedom of speech and freedom of religion.  So don't try to silence Canadians.  IF that is what you want to do you should not be here.  You are are not respecting human rights and the rights of Canadians.  You are not contributing to the good of society.

    We also let all kinds of third world people in who are hostile to Christianity and the Bible.  The new pitch is to silence people about religion as if that will make Canada a better place.  It won't.  Canada is going downhill.  All that happens when you turn away from the God of the Bible  is you become a heathen, decadent people and destroy society.

    Joe Adam George: By coddling Islamism, Canada sleepwalks into a crisis of extremism (msn.com)

     

  13. 57 minutes ago, CITIZEN_2015 said:

    See how it worked in Iran.

    Iran is a different religion and a false one.  You obviously have not studied the Bible and perhaps came from that area.

    Canada and western countries are built on historic Judeo-Christianity.  We brought in millions of immigrants from non Judeo-Christian countries, and have been abandoning Judeo-Christian principles.  Canada rejected Christianity in an official sense decades ago and adopted multiculturalism.

    Christianity is totally different from Islam.  There is no comparison.  The Bible makes that clear.  

    Many of our laws are already based on Judeo-Christian teachings.  Examples are thou shalt not kill, thou shalt not steal, etc. etc.  The British Empire abolished slavery around 200 years ago.  The west adopted human rights, freedom of speech, and freedom of religion which does not exist in Islamic countries.

    You still hold some Islamic beliefs and try to marginalize people and prevent them from talking about religion.  Tough.  This is Canada and we have freedom of speech and freedom of religion.  So take a pill and chill out.

  14. Ontario's Premier just announced they are expanding the number of places to sell alcohol by over 8,000 stores.

    Thousands of retail outlets and corner stores will be able to sell alcohol.

    At the same time they recently announced they are getting tougher with drinking and driving and expanding police enforcement to catch drinking drivers.

    These are two contradictory measures.  Increasing impaired driving policing and increasing alcohol sales.  Why are they doing this?  The answer is because the population in general demands it.  

    People are apparently demanding more easy access to beer and alcohol.  

    This will of course increase the number of impaired drivers on the road.  More crime, motor vehicle accidents, injuries, and death.  More drinking means more domestic problems and domestic abuse.  Another thing contributing to the anarchy and lawlessness of society.

  15. Judges 19: Lessons for When a Society Rejects God’s Word

    Here, God reveals seven consequences to a society when it rejects His Word and His morality as sovereign.

    First, when God’s Word becomes unpopular with the people, many leaders will sadly abandon Him as well. Without godly leaders, the people will then descend further into sin. 

    1. When the People Abandon God, Most Leaders Will Do So as Well. Judges 19:1(a).

    The importance of godly leaders in restraining sin. Satan’s goal has always been to break down authority through rebellion. His goal is to create chaos and misery by causing people to turn away from God. Satan first led a third of the angels in rebellion against God’s rule (Rev. 12:3-9). He then led Eve to rebel against God’s rules (Gen. 3:1-4). He then led Adam and Eve to rebel against each other (Gen 3:16). All of Satan’s 12 rebellions in the wilderness sought to depose Moses as the leader of the Jews. Satan tries to make us rebel against God’s institutions of authority. In quoting a prophecy, Jesus revealed what happens when we submit to Satan’s attempts to make us rebel: “I will strike down the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered.” (Mk. 14:23). Here, the sheep became scattered because they no longer wanted to hear from their shepherd. Without a godly shepherd, the sheep descended further into sin. Thus, godly leaders need brave citizens who are willing to reject public opinion to follow them. Will you be one?

    2. The Family Order will Break Down. Judges 19:1(b)-2.

     If Satan’s first attack in the garden of Eden caused Adam and Eve to rebel against God, his second attack was to set Adam and Eve against each other (Gen. 3:15). He follows the same plan of attack today. First, he causes people to rebel against God’s standards of morality. Once they reject His standards, Satan then attacks the family. We can see this unfold in the relationship between the Levite and his concubine. Neither followed God’s Law, and they both suffered because of their decisions. The Levite gave into coveting by taking a concubine. By doing so he violated God’s Tenth Commandment (Ex. 20:17; Dt. 5:21). As a Levite, he was also called upon to be holy as an example for others to follow (Lev. 11:44; 19:2). Unhappy in her status as a legal mistress, the woman turned to adultery. Yet, in doing so, she violated God’s Seventh Commandment against adultery (Ex. 20:14; Dt. 5:18). Their unhappiness is a warning to believers today as well. If you reject God’s standards of morality, you will open your family to Satan’s attacks and the misery that will follow.

    3. God’s Places of Refuge Will be Limited for Those in Need. Judges 19:3-13.

    When unrepentant sin runs unchecked, God will lift His hedge of protection. God can be a shield to those who take refuge in Him (Prov. 30:5; 2 Sam. 22:31). Yet, when a nation turns from Him, His shield of protection will be removed (Lev. 26:14-39; Dt. 28:15-68). These lessons apply today as well. If the western world will not turn back to God, He will not bless the nations with his hedge of protection against evil. Like a person without a roof over their home, the people will be exposed to all the attacks of the evil one.

    4. Most People will Become Self-Centered and Inhospitable. Judges 19:14-21.

    The Benjamites dishonored God by failing to show compassion and help the Levite. Their lack of compassion provides a warning to believers today. In the end times, the people will care only about themselves. They will show no compassion for the helpless: “For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy,” (2 Tim. 3:2).

    5. Same Sex Acts Will Become Rampant. Judges 19:22-24.

    6. Sexual Violence will Become Rampant. Judges 19:25-26.

    7. Society Will Become Numb to Its Sins. Judges 19:27-30.

    A nation that tolerates sin is spiritually blind and will also tear itself apart. The deceased concubine is like the body of Christ when it tolerates sin, and fails to repent and seek refuge in God. Like the people of Sodom, Gomorrah, and Gibeah, society has become numb to the pervasive sexual sins throughout it. This is also one of the signs of the end times: “Know this first of all, that in the last days mockers will come with their mocking, following after their own lusts,” (2 Pet. 3:3). “In the last time there will be mockers, following after their own ungodly lusts.” (Jude 1:18(b)). “But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons,” (1 Tim. 4:1). When society embraces the desires of the flesh over God’s morality, it becomes spiritually blind:

     When society becomes spiritually blind and tolerates sin, it will also tear itself apart like the body of the concubine. Pornography, rape, adultery, fornication, and sex outside of marriage have all lost their stigma. Society no longer is shocked or even offended by these sins. Are you willing to stand up for God’s standards of sexual morality, even when you are ridiculed for doing so? (Ro. 1:16).

    Judges 19: Lessons for When a Society Rejects God’s Word (inspiredscripture.com)

    Two other practices which are evil but not mentioned here:

    1.  Abortion.  Canada has something like 80,000 to 100,000 abortions per year, which is the killing of unborn babies.  This is contrary the the Bible which says clearly "thou shalt not kill".

    2. Canada has legalized medical assistance in dying, MAID, which is just legalized assisted suicide.  Also contrary to the Bible's commandment "thou shalt not kill".

  16. "

    A new government bill tabled in the House of Commons on Thursday would allow Canadians to pass citizenship rights down to their children born outside the country — a move that would add an unknown number of new citizens.

    In 2009, former Conservative prime minister Stephen Harper's government changed the law so that Canadian parents who were born abroad could not pass down their citizenship, unless their child was born in Canada."

    New bill would let Canadians to pass citizenship rights down to children born abroad | CBC News

    This could be controversial because it could mean immigrants who came to Canada, obtained citizenship and lived here for at least 3 years and then moved back to their original country and remained there for many years and had children there.  They may be Canadian citizens of convenience. Their children born in that other country could now claim Canadian citizenship even if they and their parents do not live in Canada.  That is the way I understand it.  I could be wrong.  But if it is true, it would seem that if they lived in some other country and at some point need medical care, all they would to do is come to Canada and claim it.  What about other social services such as old age pensions, etc.?

  17. 3 minutes ago, Michael Hardner said:

    Also - how are we paying for health care if they don't live here. 🤔I don't understand

    Once the offspring or adopted children of people in other countries who hold Canadian citizenship obtain citizenship, then they will be eligible, if they need medical care, to travel to Canada and obtain it.  This will be possible as they age and acquire medical issues.  What about old age pensions and other social benefits?  How does that work?

  18. Just now, Michael Hardner said:

    Yes, but I thought it was due to a court ruling.

    Another example of how the court rulings are wrecking Canada and turning it into a post national state under the control and ideology of the U.N.  No court order forces the government to comply with their rulings and bring in new legislation.  The government has the option of just ignoring it.  But it fits liberal ideology.

  19. 7 hours ago, Michael Hardner said:

    . Old news.  Today - everybody talks about it.  Liberals talk about it, which is why they're limiting student immigration now.

    Did you see the Immigration Minister on the news today?  They are going to give any child born in another country and who has a parent with Canadian citizenship the right to become a Canadian citizen.  The news reported this could open citizenship to two million more people in other countries.

    It doesn't matter if the parent is just a citizen of convenience and lives in another country.  Their child can claim Canadian citizenship and all the benefits that go with that.  That means health care and social services.

    In other words Canada is moving further toward making huge numbers of people who live in foreign countries citizens of Canada.  Where is the money to pay for all the health care, etc. for these people who don't even live in Canada?  We are a post national state.  

    New bill would let Canadians to pass citizenship rights down to children born abroad | CBC News

    What this proposed law doesn't tell you is this would apply to people who lived in Canada for three years and then moved back to their original country and live there for years and then had children there.

  20. On 5/22/2024 at 11:55 AM, herbie said:

    Reason? You expect that from someone who quotes the contents of a book to verify the truth of that same book.

    Yeah, the sky is blue because it is the sky.

    You need to go to this link and read this article, but I won't hold my breath. 

    quote

    Judges 19: Lessons for When a Society Rejects God’s Word

    Here, God reveals seven consequences to a society when it rejects His Word and His morality as sovereign.

    First, when God’s Word becomes unpopular with the people, many leaders will sadly abandon Him as well. Without godly leaders, the people will then descend further into sin. 

    1. When the People Abandon God, Most Leaders Will Do So as Well. Judges 19:1(a).

    The importance of godly leaders in restraining sin. Satan’s goal has always been to break down authority through rebellion. His goal is to create chaos and misery by causing people to turn away from God. Satan first led a third of the angels in rebellion against God’s rule (Rev. 12:3-9). He then led Eve to rebel against God’s rules (Gen. 3:1-4). He then led Adam and Eve to rebel against each other (Gen 3:16). All of Satan’s 12 rebellions in the wilderness sought to depose Moses as the leader of the Jews. Satan tries to make us rebel against God’s institutions of authority. In quoting a prophecy, Jesus revealed what happens when we submit to Satan’s attempts to make us rebel: “I will strike down the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered.” (Mk. 14:23). Here, the sheep became scattered because they no longer wanted to hear from their shepherd. Without a godly shepherd, the sheep descended further into sin. Thus, godly leaders need brave citizens who are willing to reject public opinion to follow them. Will you be one?

    2. The Family Order will Break Down. Judges 19:1(b)-2.

     If Satan’s first attack in the garden of Eden caused Adam and Eve to rebel against God, his second attack was to set Adam and Eve against each other (Gen. 3:15). He follows the same plan of attack today. First, he causes people to rebel against God’s standards of morality. Once they reject His standards, Satan then attacks the family. We can see this unfold in the relationship between the Levite and his concubine. Neither followed God’s Law, and they both suffered because of their decisions. The Levite gave into coveting by taking a concubine. By doing so he violated God’s Tenth Commandment (Ex. 20:17; Dt. 5:21). As a Levite, he was also called upon to be holy as an example for others to follow (Lev. 11:44; 19:2). Unhappy in her status as a legal mistress, the woman turned to adultery. Yet, in doing so, she violated God’s Seventh Commandment against adultery (Ex. 20:14; Dt. 5:18). Their unhappiness is a warning to believers today as well. If you reject God’s standards of morality, you will open your family to Satan’s attacks and the misery that will follow.

    3. God’s Places of Refuge Will be Limited for Those in Need. Judges 19:3-13.

    When unrepentant sin runs unchecked, God will lift His hedge of protection. God can be a shield to those who take refuge in Him (Prov. 30:5; 2 Sam. 22:31). Yet, when a nation turns from Him, His shield of protection will be removed (Lev. 26:14-39; Dt. 28:15-68). These lessons apply today as well. If the western world will not turn back to God, He will not bless the nations with his hedge of protection against evil. Like a person without a roof over their home, the people will be exposed to all the attacks of the evil one.

    4. Most People will Become Self-Centered and Inhospitable. Judges 19:14-21.

    The Benjamites dishonored God by failing to show compassion and help the Levite. Their lack of compassion provides a warning to believers today. In the end times, the people will care only about themselves. They will show no compassion for the helpless: “For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy,” (2 Tim. 3:2).

    5. Same Sex Acts Will Become Rampant. Judges 19:22-24.

    6. Sexual Violence will Become Rampant. Judges 19:25-26.

    7. Society Will Become Numb to Its Sins. Judges 19:27-30.

    A nation that tolerates sin is spiritually blind and will also tear itself apart. The deceased concubine is like the body of Christ when it tolerates sin, and fails to repent and seek refuge in God. Like the people of Sodom, Gomorrah, and Gibeah, society has become numb to the pervasive sexual sins throughout it. This is also one of the signs of the end times: “Know this first of all, that in the last days mockers will come with their mocking, following after their own lusts,” (2 Pet. 3:3). “In the last time there will be mockers, following after their own ungodly lusts.” (Jude 1:18(b)). “But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons,” (1 Tim. 4:1). When society embraces the desires of the flesh over God’s morality, it becomes spiritually blind:

     When society becomes spiritually blind and tolerates sin, it will also tear itself apart like the body of the concubine. Pornography, rape, adultery, fornication, and sex outside of marriage have all lost their stigma. Society no longer is shocked or even offended by these sins. Are you willing to stand up for God’s standards of sexual morality, even when you are ridiculed for doing so? (Ro. 1:16).

    Judges 19: Lessons for When a Society Rejects God’s Word (inspiredscripture.com)

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  21. We know climate change is natural and always occurred.  Now politicians have jumped on it and it has become a political tool for votes and support.  Of course climate alarmism and "it's man's fault" has to be the key vote getter".  This is why it is costing Canadians billions of dollars and more and more middle class people are lining up at food banks because the cost of everything has spiraled out of sight.

    As far as the fear-mongering by political leaders, environmental activists, and mainstream media, we need to trust God and his written revelation, the King James Bible, in English.  Turn to the Lord and be born again.  Accept Jesus Christ as your savior and stop worrying about the climate and everything else.  We can't change it one iota.  It is useless to fret and worry about these things.  God is in control.  We know that from the Holy Scripture.  Study his word, pray and live as he has guided us.

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    Isaiah 46:10

    "I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. I say, 'My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please.'"

    Isaiah 46:10 holds a powerful message of God’s sovereignty. It tells us that from the start, our Lord knew how things would end. He declares, “I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come.” This scripture shows His divine power and assures us that nothing happens without His say-so.

    Whatever God plans to happen will take place because He wishes it.

    Believers find comfort in these words during tough times. They are reminded that our heavenly Father has control over everything. His purposes will stand firm; they always do as He pleases.

    Reflecting on this verse gives strength and peace, knowing that we are part of a greater plan crafted by an omnipotent Creator who orchestrates every detail of life with perfect precision.

    Proverbs 19:21

    "Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails."

    Plans fill our minds and calendars. We dream, plot, and schedule our lives with care. Yet Proverbs 19:21 teaches us a humbling lesson – our plans may not always line up with God’s grand design.

    This verse reminds us that the Lord’s purpose prevails over any scheme we devise. It nudges us to surrender, to let go of the reins.

    Understanding this can be life-changing. Embracing God’s sovereignty brings peace when chaos swirls around us. Knowing that divine providence is at work gives strength when we face setbacks or confusion about the future.

    Let’s trust that even when our carefully laid out plans crumble, God has something better in store, shaping a story far greater than anything we could write on our own.

    Psalm 103:19

    "The Lord has established his throne in heaven, and his kingdom rules over all."

    The Lord has set his throne in heaven, and his kingdom rules over all. Psalm 103:19 shows us that God’s power is unmatched; he controls the entire universe. His decisions are final, and nothing can stop what he has planned.

    This verse tells us God is like a king who looks after everything under his rule.

    We see from this that our lives are not just random happenings. Every star in the sky, every creature on earth, God oversees them all with care and authority. Believing in God’s sovereignty gives us peace because we know he has good things in store for us, even when life seems uncertain or hard."

    25 Bible Verses about God being in Control (With Commentary) - Bible InsideOut

  22. "Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says climate change is an “existential crisis” and the carbon tax is “the most effective way” to fight it. But he never tires of spending billions of taxpayers’ dollars in ways that show he doesn’t really believe what he says.His government boasts it has committed over $160 billion to climate spending since 2015. That’s $160 billion to what are, by the prime minister’s own labelling, relatively ineffective ways to fight an existential crisis. A reasonable person might wonder how this makes sense. There is no need to wonder too much. The answer is: Trudeau believes that both invoking climate apocalypse and wasting $160 billion so unaccountably will increase the Liberals’ votes among people who will either receive the money or are, for whatever reason, impressed by climate alarmism and reassured by government control."

    Matthew Lau: $160 billion says Trudeau doesn't buy his own carbon tax pitch (msn.com)

     

  23. 5 minutes ago, SpankyMcFarland said:

    Do you believe that’s an imminent risk in, say, France, Germany, Austria or Finland? 

    I can't speak about those countries.  France has a lot of problems.  We have some serious problems in Canada such as a failing health care system and a cost of living and cost of housing crisis.  We should focus on those problems and not try to create something new.  Canada is also different than those countries.  We are a confederation made up of ten provinces plus territories.  Some provinces might resent changing the system because it could cause provinces to lose jurisdiction of some things and make Canada more of a unitary state with more central control.  That is already somewhat of a problem.

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