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CNN’s Chris Cuomo Claims: ‘You Don’t Need Help From

Above’ to Make Country Better; ‘It’s Within Us’

July 6, 2020


Nebuchadnezzar is most famous for the conquering and the destruction of Jerusalem in 586 history records Nebuchadnezzar as a brutal, powerful, and ambitious king,


In Daniel chapter 4, Nebuchadnezzar is given a warning. The king ignored the warning – 12 months later


29 Twelve months later, as the king was walking on the roof of the royal palace of Babylon,  30  he said, “Is not this the great Babylon I have built as the royal residence, by my mighty power and for the glory of my majesty?”


The warning to the king was to humble himself and recognize that his power, wealth,

and influence were from God, not of his own making. Nebuchadnezzar did not heed the warning, so God judged him. Nebuchadnezzar was driven insane for seven years. When the king’s sanity was restored, he finally humbled himself before God.

NEW YORK — CNN anchor Chris Cuomo, the brother of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, recently at the end of his “Cuomo Prime Time” broadcast, told viewers that “you don’t need help from above” in making the U.S. a better place as the ability to “do the right thing” lies “within us.”


Cuomo had concluded his June 26 broadcast by telling two stories of young Americans who are involved in positive charitable efforts. “Some pint-sized Americans are doing giant things,” he said, telling of children near Minneapolis who have raised $90K so far in selling friendship bracelets to benefit food banks. “Beautiful,” Cuomo remarked. “God bless them.”


He also told of a seven-year-old boy who created an online book corner with his grandmother, where children like himself can watch stories being read since they can’t currently attend story time events due to the COVID pandemic.


“You see, don’t forget. We can be this too. Ameri-can is in all of us.” Then he closed with the following exhortation, “If you believe in one another, and if you do the right thing for yourself and your community, things will get better in this country.”


“You don’t need help from above,” pointing to the sky. “It’s within us.”


His remarks drew controversy online as some said that, while humans have responsibility, it is wrong to leave God’s help out of the equation.


Some of the comments:

“One of Satan’s favorite lies. You don’t need God. You’re just fine and completely self-sufficient without Him. And the devil used Cuomo … to do his bidding,”


“We can expect nothing else from a prideful, wicked, self-righteous generation.

Praying for the Lord’s mercy to open the eyes of the blind,” another said.


Cuomo’s brother, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, drew controversy in April when he told reporters —emphasizing men’s role in slowing the spread of the novel coronavirus — that human effort flattened the curve and not God.


“Our behavior has stopped the spread of the virus. God did not stop the spread of the virus. And what we do, how we act, will dictate how that virus spreads,”


He also gave the analogy of going on a diet during one daily press briefing, stating of seeing results on the scale, “The number is down because we brought the number down. God did not do that. Fate did not do that. Destiny did not do that. A lot of pain and suffering did that.”


While not disagreeing that Americans need to play their part in combating the disease, no matter how loudly God speaks, some of our leaders are refusing to acknowledge the total lack of control they have and the lack of their power,” 


Just an FYI - Both Cuomo brothers identify as Roman Catholic.


If everything is left up to us, If God completely took His hand away...what would this world look like?

Netherlands will eliminate gender from ID cards

EVANGELICAL FOCUS AMSTERDAM · 07 JULY 2020 · 16:23 CET


The gender field will no longer appear in the Identification cards (IDs) of citizens, the government of the Netherlands has announced.


The change will come into effect in 2024 and the Education Minister plans to

apply the measure to other official documents.

Education Minister  said identifying the gender in ID cards is “unnecessary” and hurts people who identify as LGBTQIA+.


Speaking to the Dutch parliament, she underlined that all citizens should be able to develop their “own identity in freedom”. Scrapping gender from IDs would help people “who do not feel as a man or a woman”.


The initiative was agreed within the coalition government and will become a reality when the country issues its new citizen’s identity cards, starting in 2024.


Transgender, groups celebrated - Dutch newspaper Trouw said was “great news” for people who are “often asked unnecessary and indiscreet questions on trains or at the border”.

 

A trend that gains momentum in Europe

The plans of the Dutch government go beyond ID cards. The references to gender or sex could also be erased in other official documents.


According to Dutch News, the government site for job searching - working for the Netherlands- has already scrapped the requirement to tick a gender box. These changes will not be applied to passports, since these follow common European Union rules, but the education Minister said she hopes a majority of EU member states will approve such a change in the future.


Other countries have taken steps in direction of eliminating references to the gender of its citizens. In 2019, France replaced the words ‘mother’ and ‘father’ with ‘Parent 1’ and ‘Parent 2’ on official school documents. In 2018, Germany approved a “third gender” option for people who wanted to be registered in official documents using the category “diverse”.


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That is in Europe… what about a little closer to home?


Somerville, Mass. Unanimously Passes Law Recognizing

‘Polyamorous’ Domestic Partnerships

By Heather Clark on July 7, 20207 Comments


The city council of Somerville, Massachusetts has unanimously passed an ordinance recognizing “polyamorous” domestic partnerships as they could not find a “good reason” to limit romantic relationships to two people.


An ordinance is a law passed by a municipal government. A municipality, such as a city, town, village, or borough. Ordinances govern matters not already covered by state or federal laws commonly used in zoning, safety and building regulations.  An  ordinance is a local law.

Council member Lance Davis told NBC Boston, “It validates their existence. It validates the way they love,” 


Polyamory is defined as “the practice of … participating simultaneously in more than one serious romantic or sexual relationship with the knowledge and consent of all partners.”

The arrangement may include heterosexual, homosexual or bisexual plural relationships.


Councilman Davis said he was approached by fellow councilman J.T. Scott last month to ask why a proposed ordinance on domestic partnerships — that is, those who are in a committed relationship but choose not to marry — was written with only two people in mind.


The ordinance had been initiated out of complaints from unmarried residents who expressed concern about not being able to visit their significant other in the hospital during the coronavirus pandemic, NBC Boston reports.


The law was therefore crafted to grant hospital visitation rights to those in domestic partnerships, as well as health insurance benefits, among other perks commonly afforded to married couples.


An hour before the June 25 city council meeting, Scott posed a question about the character of the ordinance. “[He] reached out and said, ‘Why is this two?’ And I said, ‘I don’t have a good

answer,’”


“So, I made whatever word changes necessary to make it not gendered or limited to two people,” he said.


The ordinance then passed without objection. 


The Mayor Joseph Curtatone signed the measure into law on June 29.


Scott told the New York Times that he knows of at least two dozen households in Somerville that are polyamorous.


“People have been living in families that include more than two adults forever,” the Boston Globe reported. Davis said that he has received positive feedback from the community, including an individual who attends his “church.”


“I got an e-mail from someone at my church that said, ‘Wow, this is amazing. Thank you so much for doing this,’”


Others in church responded:

“Jesus confirmed understanding of marriage when he was asked about divorce by the Pharisees. This is recorded in Mark 10:1–12 and Matthew 19:1–12. In His response Jesus quoted from Genesis 2.


CNN’s Don Lemon told Chris Cuomo: ‘Jesus Christ

Admittedly Was Not Perfect When He Was Here’

By Heather Clark on July 10, 2020



We’re trying to put history in the right context,” he said in remarks leading up to the statement. “We’re trying to get you to understand that a lot of what you’ve been taught in history has been propaganda. And some things you need to unlearn so that you can become a better citizen and that the promise of what America is is available to all.”


Cuomo, did not refute Lemon’s assertion that Jesus was not perfect.

1 John 3:5 states plainly, “And ye know that He was manifested to take away our sins, and in Him is no sin.”


2 Corinthians 5:21  “For He hath made Him to be sin for us, who knew no sin, that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him.”


Hebrews 4:14-15  “Seeing then that we have a great high priest, who has ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. For we have not a high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.”


1 Peter 2:21-22 

“Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps. 22  “He committed no sin, and no deceit was found in his mouth.”


1 Peter 1:8-19  “Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.”


Lemon, who has worked for CNN since 2006, came out as a homosexual in 2011 and became “engaged” to partner Tim Malone last year.

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