CN Morning Rundown: Christian Artist Says Mark of the Beast Looms on Horizon

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Christian Artist Says Mark of the Beast Looms on Horizon

Christian singer Danny Gokey posted a lengthy Twitter thread at the end of August explaining not only why he's opposed to vaccination mandates but also voicing his concerns the "mark of the beast," as it's described in the book of Revelation, could be on the horizon.

The "Jesus People" singer—who is vaccinated against COVID-19—said people shouldn't be forced to get inoculated against the virus if they don't want to, calling out many in the government and news media who tout it as "a cure" when it's not.

He also lamented the fact that people no longer have conversations because "the only topic discussed is COVID, and the only acceptable thought is vaccination," a phenomenon he described as "very dangerous."

Biblical Feasts: They're Not Just for Jews Anymore

As millions across the globe celebrate Rosh Hashana (the Jewish new year), we should remember that biblical feasts are not just for Jews. That powerful word comes from Messianic Rabbi Curt Landry, who writes and speaks on the Jewish roots of the Christian faith. He believes God intends all of us to celebrate His feasts—and He tells us that in Scripture.

"The Festival of Tabernacles, the thing that's so exciting about that, its central theme is to say, 'God, I'm reminding You of Your covenant promises to me," Landry tells Dr. Steve Greene on a recent episode of Greenelines on the Charisma Podcast Network, speaking of the upcoming feast in the Jewish calendar, Sept. 20-27. "But more importantly, God, You're reminding me of the covenant promises You made tonight—me and my family.

"And so it's just a fall refreshing, restarting, renewing," Landry says. "And to me, I think it's probably one of the most practical things, habits and patterns that people can do. And it comes from God. It's not a Jewish thing per se. It's a Judeo-Christian, biblical thing ... in every place in the Bible where it talks about the festivals, or the feasts of the Lord, it says, 'These are the feasts of the Lord.'

As a Believer, This Should Shock You and Grieve Your Spirit

This article is not meant to attack young people struggling with deep-seated gender confusion. To the contrary, it is meant to expose the attack on these young people.

To be totally candid, it's as if a spirit of madness has descended on our society targeting the youth in particular. It's as if reality has been turned upside down and truth no longer matters—or even exists. And it is downright heartbreaking to witness.

I have been warning against the trajectory of LGBTQ activism since 2004, and over these years, I have talked with countless parents and spouses and siblings, many of them weeping as they shared their stories. But recently, after speaking to several thousand Christians in Franklin, Tennessee, the accumulation of stories I heard was overwhelming.

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