Not really an issue. Any private pilot would be familiar with the transponder systems on aircraft as they are all similar. The data systems can vary quite a bit however, still anyone who is going to hijack a plane with the intent on flying it somewhere will most likely have that information.
November 6, 2013 at 8:22am
Short answer to your first question is no. It is not belief in Christ, but rather faith in the saving grace of Christ along with repentance which means turning away from a sinful life that results in salvation. The Bible is quite clear in countering your statement when James states; “You believe that God is one; you do well. Even the demons believe—and shudder!”
The scriptures are also clear that those who have truly received the spirit are obedient to the teachings and that is the true sign of salvation. Faith without obedience is no faith. This is also the key issue in your second question in which God offers salvation to all who accept by grace alone, by faith alone through Christ alone. As to the third question, I cannot look into people’s hearts, so I cannot answer that question.
October 21, 2013 at 8:22am
Dear Blaze: I want to congratulate you for once again carrying the water for the WBC. All they had to do was make a disgusting posting on their disgusting web site saying they were going to protest a funeral and you and undoubtedly many other media outlets splashed their name and message far and wide. Do you actually think they had any intention of showing up? Why bother when people like you accomplish their goal. Do you think 2k people scared them off? Think again. If they had wanted to come, they would have and been surrounded by police to protect them. The WBC will view your article as a win, so thank you Blaze for once again helping them. Here’s a tip, if you really care about these families, stop writing about the WBC. The ONLU WAY THE WBC LOSES IS WHEN NO ONE MENTIONES THEM! Take a lesson from the folks who have effectively been protecting our Gold Star families for eight years now because you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem.
This is what I have been saying for years. Blaze you get there word out better than they do. What the hell is wrong with you. Glen Beck him self would hate what you doing. Sometime the shit you put up is disgusting and you know it. Mr. Beck get rid of these people they are destroying everything you stand for. You suck
April 1, 2013 at 4:52pm
I have to interject some things concerning your comments about Mt 24:37. I’m not really sure where you are coming up with the idea that this passage is talking about angels or angels and Earth women, but I’d say you are totally missing the references in the passage.
What Jesus is clearly saying is that like in the time of Noah, when the end comes people will be too busy with the mundane matters of everyday life and like the people in Noah’s time, they will be swept away unexpectedly. It is in no way talking about angels and women, let alone aliens.
My advice is not to read meaning into the Bible but rather read the meaning from it.
When you know the Truth the rest is bad news.
It is our duty to know what is going on. don't click on the article when you see it.
It is personal responsibility.
Are you able to put your fork down better than clicking on articles you don't like or, do you prefer complaining about the size of your butt?
September 8, 2012 at 3:44pm
It’s only fair that NY gets to share in the excitement of a tornado like the the midwest flyover states get to experience every year. But seriously, glad for them that it was just a baby tornado and hopefully no one was hurt. I would suggest though that they learn that tornados can jump around and can throw things, oh like a city bus hundreds of yards and that taking a video of a tornado that is heading right at you is not the best thing to be doing.
I live in NY on Long Island, this is the second tornado we have had in the past 2 or 3 weeks. Extremely unusual. I know as tornadoes go, these have been tinadoes, but still strange that we had two in one month and the last one I remember (also tiny) was years ago. I agree with the poster that wished it took the UN with it, but, no such luck.
August 8, 2012 at 10:45am
Why on earth would you make an unfounded accusation such as that. If someone or group had wished those verses to disapear, they had nearly 750 years to do so before the birth of Jesus, yet 2700 years later, it is still there for all to see. How uncharitable Sir!
July 30, 2012 at 10:53am
I think it is fair to say that your understanding of Deuteronomy 7:3-4 is off as you are making the classic error of taking the verse out of context. God was commanding the Jews not to marry the pagans of the land they were to occupy as their influence would corrupt the Jews and lead them away from worshiping God. To claim this verse is about race and not pagan worship says a great deal, not about the verse but the nature of the interpretation and the heart of the interpreter.
July 29, 2012 at 6:14pm
To me there is a point where media outlets, including the Blaze, become co-conspirators with the WBC in furthering its message of hate. I have countered the actions of the WBC with a national organization on several dozen occasions since 2005 and I have come to realize that they relish any mention in the media and consider it a victory no matter the nature of the coverage. Therefore myself and hundreds of others have done our best to dissuade the media from mentioning them or at least not by name. By my hasty count, the Blaze has run 26 some odd stories on them.
I’ve been asked by reporters if I don’t agree that their appearance is news? My answer is this; if a crazy person runs head first into a wall on Tuesday, then does it again on Friday and again on Monday at what point does it become meaningless? There is nothing new with WBC’s message of hate and UN-Christian behavior. All they have to do is post a web page and send a few faxes and the media willingly furthers their activities.
Imagine if you will you are the family of a solder killed in action and every time you open a paper or watch the news you see that there are protestors coming to your loved one’s funeral. Maybe they are, maybe not because WBC frequently lies about their intentions but either way the family suffers and the community gets all riled up as well because the media does the leg work for WBC..
So Beck, here’s my challenge, give them the cold shoulder, ignore them, don’t write abo
July 29, 2012 at 5:43pm
I take two things from this. First, do you really want to mess with tired, postpartum women, not to mention the feminists. Second, this just goes to prove that you don’t have to be female to have b$$bs; you just have to vote em into office.
Egads! Why, this might be the 'war on women' I've heard so much about!
July 27, 2012 at 8:48am
I’ve listened to a number of Osteen’s sermons, read a couple of his books and to state it bluntly, his theology and message is whacked. Call is pray for pay, properity gospel or works salvation, the message is wrong. He is teaching self reliance, feel good pop psycobabble to people who don’t know any better and his popularity doesn’t change that. His message is 180 degrees out from what the Bible says and I have to assume that over the years he has come to realize that, yet he continues.
It is an attractive message, I’ll admit that since in my own church I’ve seen people carrying his books or talking about them and have had to correct people on what he is teaching but his message isn’t Biblical and it isn’t God’s message or Christ’s teachings.
We all will stand before G-D and give an account for our lives. Joel will stand before G-D and give an account for his life. G-D will judge!
July 7, 2012 at 8:41am
I doubt that WBC ever inteneded to attend this service. They make these announcements all the time, people get all excited, the press and media outlets write and do news casts about them and WBC gets all the publicity by just posting a notice on their web site. Here’s a tip folks; if WBC hasn’t requested police protection for their “protest” 1-2 days in advance, then they are not coming because they have to have police to protect them. Also, if the presence of 500 bikers doesn’t scare them, yall certainly didn’t scare them off.
I’ve dealt with these miscreants for 6 years at military funerals and the best thing to do is to get your local media not to talk about them. No coverage is a loss for them. This article on the Blaze is a win for them.
June 26, 2012 at 8:22am
Mr. Stiefel and many like him do a disservice to themselves and their cause by repeatedly using examples of supposed problems in the Bible which are easily explained rather than addressing core issues. A critic of the Bible or any subject, should first become a student.
I would personally love to see Mr. Stiefel debate a solid Biblical Apologist which would show just how shallow Mr. Stiefel’s understanding of the Bible is but such a debate is already on record with someone who was a much stronger opponent than Steifel.
In the 1830′s, there was a debate between Robert Owen, who some say is the father of socialism and Alexander Campbell, a minister. Nothing in the present arguments made by Mr. Stiefel and others is new in the secular humanism front. In the debate which lasted several days, Mr. Owen was thoroughly defeated and soon after returned to Europe where the debate was not widely published. The entire debate is available online.
I have a simpler point for Mr. Stiefel though. “What lie are you willing to die for Sir?” The majority of the Apostles and numerous others who were witnesses to events were killed as a direct result of their proclamations to those events. All they had to do was recant their stories in many cases, yet the choose to die. So again, what lie, as an atheist, are you willing to die to preserve?
Your simpler point is perhaps too simple. Many people are willing to die for their beliefs. 19 hijackers died for theirs on Sept 11 2001. Obviously they were willing to die for their god. You ready to throw down and hail Allah yet?
I did not think so. Being willing to die for a belief doesn't support its truth claim.
"I would personally love to see Mr. Stiefel debate a solid Biblical Apologist which would show just how shallow Mr. Stiefel’s understanding of the Bible is but such a debate is already on record with someone who was a much stronger opponent than Steifel."
I don't see anyone stopping you, mate! Get to it!
Let's have a debate right here, you and me! What version of the bible would you like to debate? I've only the Stuttgartensia with me at the moment, but I can go to my library and get any one of 20 other versions. You know, if you can't read Hebrew.
@ Diddimus Mantwell
Er... you obviously don't know what you are talking about. Everyone knows that the bible was written in god's own language: ie/viz: 'Merkin English. Get with the program already! It was then translated into English English such as in for example the KJV, obviously. Don't read the Hebrew version, you will be "lost in translation". (I think Satan speaks foreign too, can't take chances.) ;)
March 13, 2012 at 11:47am
So this is going to involve what, 3 or 4 men?
March 5, 2012 at 12:12pm
In November of 2005, SW Indiana was hit with a tornado that killed 23 people and destroyed several hundred homes. Everyone knew someone killed or someone who lost a home.
When FEMA arrived the next morning there were hundreds of crews already working, streets were already cleared or being cleared of debris, roofs had tarps on them and semi loads of supplies were arriving from charity groups. The experts from Red Cross determined we needed facilities for 1200 people; they had 6 people show up. The biggest problem to getting things done was when FEMA determined to set up security checkpoints and hindered the church crews. One democrate county official complained that the people taking care of things on their own would jepordize our emergency releif funds…he didn’t stay in office after the next election.
The head FEMA person had come from Katrina and litterally did not know what to make of the situation and had been told several times; “want to help, then get out of our way.” He asked me where all the people were coming from and who organized it. Short answer was the churches and neighbors taking care of each other. FEMA is still trying to figure out how to partner with the local churches but like most federal agencies thy want to pile on a bunch of requirments rather than shutting up and listening to people who have been doing disasters since the beginning of time.