News Of The Day – April 14th

New Poll Shows Many Americans View Pandemic And Russian Invasion As End Time Prophecy

The bible warns that Christians are to be aware of the signs and season of the Lord’s return. According to a recent poll by The Joshua Fund, most Americans believe that the COVID-19 pandemic and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine are signs of biblical prophecies being fulfilled ahead of Christ’s return. People including evangelical Christians, were asked various questions about recent significant world events, including the pandemic and the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine. In response, 4-in-10 Americans (40.1%) agreed that the pandemic was a sign of biblical prophecy being fulfilled, while 41.1 percent disagreed, and 18.7 percent said they did not know. Read more about the poll here.

 

Disney Feeling The Effect Of Embracing “Woke” Policies

People aren’t happy with Disney, and its showing. The polling group Trafalgar partnered with the Convention of States Action to determine the popularity of that move, and it went as expected. Over 68% of people are less likely to do business with Disney as a result of the company “focusing on creating content to expose young children to sexual ideas.” That number includes 48% among Democrats. Around 69% of people are likely “to support family-friendly alternatives to Disney,” including 58% of Democrats. Both questions pull a majority from every racial group, age group, and from both men and women. Read more about Disney here.

 

Leaked Report About Hillsong And Carl Lentz Shows Sexual Abuse Was Widespread

The results of an investigation by an independent law firm into the culture of Hillsong NYC, have been leaked, and its contents paint a picture of a church leadership rife with abuse, sexual misconduct and secrecy. Among the details include several extramarital affairs by the church’s former pastor Carl Lentz and spiritual abuse of volunteers and staff, as well as “multiple incidents of consensual or non-consensual sexual interaction between church leaders and congregants, staff, volunteers, or non-churchgoers,” The  report also furthers details of the relationship between Lentz and his former nanny, Leona Kimes, who alleged that Lentz had sexually abused her while she was on staff. Read more about the report here.

 

Research Suggests Mushrooms Talk To Each Other

Mycologists studying the underground filaments of fungi are observing electrical signals similar to a nervous system: a normal phenomenon, except that they found the signals were remarkably similar to human language. A paper published this week in the journal “Royal Society Open Science”, concludes some fungi use electrical impulses to share and process information internally. When signal activity spikes, it creates intricate patterns that may function like words in human speech. It is estimated fungi vocabulary could consist of about 50 words. Some scientists are skeptical that the research was done looking for ‘language’, suggesting that this puts a shroud of exaggeration and overexcitement about the findings. Read more about the findings here.

 

 

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