Government shutdown threatens to have bigger impact on economy
The government shutdown, one of the longest ever, could have a bigger impact on the economy if it continues much longer and starts to hit business or consumer confidence, economists said.
Bank of America Merrill Lynch economists cut their forecast for fourth-quarter growth to 2.8 percent, down 0.1 percentage point, and said they may have to trim their first-quarter estimate of 2.2 percent even more if the shutdown continues.
Economists said the fight between President Donald Trump and Democrats over his demand for a border wall could end up complicating the government’s handling of the debt ceiling, which becomes an issue March 1 and would have the biggest impact on the economy if not resolved.
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The Chinese government is continuing its crackdown on Christianity by reportedly demanding “church-free zones” near schools and requiring places of worship to hand over names of their youth members.
Christians ‘Standing in the Way’ of China’s Xi Jinping’s Totalitarian Rule
According to Bitter Winter, an online magazine covering religious freedom and human rights in China, the discriminatory document — “Implementation Plan on the Special Governance of Private Christian Gathering Sites” — was issued by the Bureau of Ethnic and Religious Affairs in a city in the Shanxi Province.
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Israel says Trump’s Middle East peace plan to be rolled out in early 2019
Could this be “the” peace plan prophetically spoken of in Daniel 9:27? Please be aware that the signing of the peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians concerning Jerusalem will kick off the global 7-Year Tribulation Period. And also understand that the Anti-Christ or Leader of the One World Government will “confirm” or give the go-ahead. He has not been revealed yet to the “world.”
Isaiah 28:15 calls the peace plan “the contract of death and hell.”
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Many Christians are confused about the Rapture vs Second Coming of Christ thus leading to an outright unbelief in the Pretribulational Rapture or both events altogether.
While we address this topic in our End Time Questions and Answers, in this article I will discuss the differences between the two prophetic events which will occur at two different times for two different reasons in prophecy. Beside, why would Christians choose to believe that there will be no Pretribulational Rapture? Do they want to go through the Tribulation? I’m mean really. Let’s take a look at the facts:
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