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- John 14:17 Even the Spirit
of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth
him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth
with you, and shall be in you.
- John 15:19 If ye were of the
world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of
the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore
the world hateth you.
- John 17:14 I have given them
thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not
of the world, even as I am not of the world.
- John 17:16 They are not of
the world, even as I am not of the world.
- John 18:36 Jesus answered,
My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world,
then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered
to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.
- Romans 12:2 And be not conformed
to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your
mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and
perfect, will of God.
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The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore
cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the
armour of light. Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not
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- GOOD FIGHT MINISTRIES - Lessons
from the Alabama Massacre
- In the wake of Alabamas
worst mass shooting in the states history, many Americans
have been left dumbfounded as the nation mourns and wonders how
a young man could murder 11 people in cold blood. Many are still
shocked that mass school shooting and murder sprees have become
common place in the United States, and I ask: Why?
- FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT
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- THE BORN-AGAIN BELIEVER
MUST REMEMBER THAT THEY LIVE IN A GLASS
- We are always to be a shining light, a city set on a hill.
There is no Gospel more powerful than a well ordered life. The
world has a tendency to pick an out and out Christian apart.
Apostle Paul called us an Epistle. Forasmuch as ye are
manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by
us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God;
not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart.
(II Corinthians 3:3)
- Our Lord is the Light of the world, but He also called us
to be His light of the world. He stated, Let your light
so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify
your Father which is in heaven. (Matthew 5:16) His previous
Words make it all very plain, Ye are the salt of the earth:
but if the salt have lost his savior, wherewith shall it be salted?
it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to
be trodden under foot of men. Ye are the light of the world.
A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light
a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and
it giveth light unto all that are in the house. (Matthew
5:13-15) He is really depending on you and me to be such a light
that men/women cannot escape His marvelous grace. We are His
examples of the power of Grace to change. Continued: http://www.pawcreek.org/sanctuary-sermons/the-joy-of-born-again-living
- THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS CHRIST WAS A GLORIOUS SUNBURST
- If Jesus had not risen from the dead, not just a return from
death to die again, but with absolute victory over death, all
He had said would be empty words. This sermon gives us assurance
that Jesus Christ was God in the flesh that defeated the ultimate
enemies of human life. Sin is the seed of death and our redeemer
could not obliterate death without obliterating sin. Neither
sin nor death has power over the soul that has embraced the Life
and Victory of the Eternal Son of God. Jesus said, Yet
a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me:
because I live, ye shall live also. (John 14:19)
- The descent of Jesus Christ into the heart of the earth is
one of the great highlights in Christs Redemption. The
Lord had told His disciples that He would spend three days and
three nights in the heart of the earth. For as Jonas was
three days and three nights in the whales belly; so shall
the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of
the earth. (Matthew 12:40) This proves beyond dispute that
Jonah was miraculously preserved in the fishs belly for
seventy two (72) hours. Jonahs experience was a Prophetic
event and a perfect rendering of Christs warfare with the
powers of hell. Jonah spoke of this dark battle in the depth
of the sea Continued:
- THE GLORY OF THE LORD FILLED THE
- "And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, On the first
day of the first month shalt thou set up the tabernacle of the
tent of the congregation. And thou shalt put therein the ark
of the testimony, and cover the ark with the vail. And
thou shalt bring in the table, and set in order the things that
are to be set in order upon it; and thou shalt bring in the candlestick,
and light the lamps thereof. And thou shalt set the altar of
gold for the incense before the ark of the testimony, and put
the hanging of the door to the tabernacle.
- "And thou shalt set the altar of the burnt offering
before the door of the tabernacle of the tent of the congregation.
And thou shalt set the laver between the tent of the congregation
and the altar, and shalt put water therein. And thou shalt set
up the court round about, and hang up the hanging at the court
gate. And thou shalt take the anointing oil, and anoint the tabernacle,
and all that is therein, and shalt hallow it, and all the vessels
thereof: and it shall be holy. And thou shalt anoint the altar
of the burnt offering, and all his vessels, and sanctify the
altar: and it shall be an altar most holy.
- "And thou shalt anoint the laver and his foot, and sanctify
it. And thou shalt bring Aaron and his sons unto the door of
the tabernacle of the congregation, and wash them with water.
And thou shalt put upon Aaron the holy garments, and anoint him,
and sanctify him; that he may minister unto me in the priest's
office. And thou shalt bring his sons, and clothe them with coats:
And thou shalt anoint them, as thou didst anoint their father,
that they may minister unto me in the priest's office: for their
anointing shall surely be an everlasting priesthood throughout
- "Thus did Moses: according to all that the LORD commanded
him, so did he. And it came to pass in the first month in the
second year, on the first day of the month, that the tabernacle
was reared up. And Moses reared up the tabernacle, and fastened
his sockets, and set up the boards thereof, and put in the bars
thereof, and reared up his pillars. And he spread abroad the
tent over the tabernacle, and put the covering of the tent above
upon it; as the LORD commanded Moses.
- "And he took and put the testimony into the ark, and
set the staves on the ark, and put the mercy seat above upon
the ark: And he brought the ark into the tabernacle, and set
up the vail of the covering, and covered the ark of the testimony;
as the LORD commanded Moses. And he put the table in the tent
of the congregation, upon the side of the tabernacle northward,
without the vail. And he set the bread in order upon it before
the LORD; as the LORD had commanded Moses. Continued: glory_of_the_LORD_filled_the_tabernacle.html
- AND HE GATHERED THEM TOGETHER INTO A PLACE CALLED IN THE
- "And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the
sun; and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire.
And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name
of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented
not to give him glory.
- And the fifth angel poured out his vial upon the seat of
the beast; and his kingdom was full of darkness;
and they gnawed their tongues for pain, And blasphemed the God
of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and repented
not of their deeds. And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon
the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried
up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared.
- And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the
mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast,
and out of the mouth of the false prophet. For they are
the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto
the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them
to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.
- Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth,
and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his
shame. And he gathered them together into a place called in the
Hebrew tongue 'Armageddon'.
- And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and
there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the
throne, saying, It is done. And there were voices, and thunders,
and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was
not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and
- And the great city was divided into three parts, and
the cities of the nations fell: and great
Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto
her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath.
- And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found.
And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, every stone
about the weight of a talent: and men blasphemed God because
of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceeding
great." Revelation 16:8-21 kjv
- Commentary: Geneva Bible: on Revelation 16:10
8. And the fifth angel poured out his vial upon the seat of the
beast; and his kingdom was full of darkness; and they gnawed
their tongues for pain,
8. The story of the first angel, who strikes the kingdom of the
beast with two plagues abroad the darkness, with biles and distresses
most grievous, throughout his whole kingdom that by this he might
wound the conscience of the wicked, and punish the perverse obstinacy
of the idolaters: of which arose perturbation, and thence a furious
indignation and desperate madness, raging against God and hurtful
- Commentary: Geneva Bible: on Re 16:12
9And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river
10Euphrates; and 11the water thereof was dried up, 12that the
way of the kings of the east might be prepared.
- 9. The story of the sixth angel, divided into his act, and
the event of it. The act is, that the angel cast out of his mouth
the plague of a most glowing heat, in which even the greatest
floods, and which most were accustomed to swell and overflow
(as Euphrates) were dried up, by the counsel of God in this verse.
The event is, that the madness with which the wicked are enraged
that they may scorn the judgments of God, and abuse them furiously
to serve their own turn, and to the executing of their own wicked
- 10. The bound of the spiritual Babylon, and to the fortresses
of the same Re 9:14. 11. So the Church of the ungodly, and kingdom
of the beast is said to be left naked, all the defences of it
in which they put their trust, being taken away from it. 12.
That is, that even they who dwell further off, may with more
convenience make haste to the sacrifice, which the Lord has appointed.
Source: Sword Searcher 4.2 (PC Program)
- GAY ACTIVISTS VISITING WHITE HOUSE TAKE PHOTOS OF THEMSELVES
FLIPPING OFF REAGAN PORTRAIT
- Posted on June 22, 2012 at 11:50am by Madeleine Morgenstern
Gay activists from Philadelphia posed for pictures while giving
the middle finger to a portrait of former President Ronald Reagan
during a recent trip to the White House, according to Philadelphia
- Matthew "Matty" Hart, left, Mark Segal, center,
and Zoe Strauss, right, pose in front of portraits of Presidents
Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush at the White House. (Image source:
- From phillymag.com:
- Last Friday, an attaché of important gay people from
Philadelphia made a trip to Washington D.C. as invited guests
of President Barack Obama for the White Houses first-ever
gay pride reception
.some of them took advantage of
photo opportunities to give the late President Ronald Reagan
the middle finger
- Its not a gesture that I would use in the White
House when representing our city and our community, opines
Philadelphia Gay News publisher Mark Segal (center), who opted
for a sarcastic thumbs-up pose in front of the portrait of George
W. Bush over the more vulgar one demonstrated by his Reagan-loathing
peers, Matthew Matty Hart (left), the national director
of public engagement at Solutions for Progress, and self-taught
photographer turned toast-of-the-town Zoe Strauss (right). Continued:
- CIVIL RIGHTS LEADERS RESIGNS FROM NAACP NATIONAL BOARD OVER
GAY MARRIAGE ENDORSEMENT
- Posted on June 6, 2012 Bill Hallowell - The debate over gay
marriage in the African American community continues to rage
one month after President Barack Obama endorsed same-sex marriage.
Weeks after the NAACP, an African-American civil rights organization,
passed a resolution also backing gay marriage as a civil right,
the Rev. Keith Ratliff Sr., a member of the organizations
national board, has resigned. According to KCCI, Ratliff, who
also served as the NAACPs Iowa/Nebraska conference president,
has been uncertain about his future role in the group since its
decision to follow in Obamas footsteps. On May 28, World
- The Rev. Keith A. Ratliff Sr. said he is in prayer
about his relationship with the NAACP following its endorsement
of same-sex marriage on May 19
Im against same-sex
marriage, he told CitizenLink. There are a number
of issues that the NAACP has to address and deal with, and I
certainly dont think same-sex marriage should be a top
priority. Ratliff added that the gay rights movement should
not be compared with the civil rights movement: There is
not a parallel between the homosexual community and the struggles
of African-Americans in our country. I havent seen any
signs on any restrooms that say For Homosexuals Only.
Homosexuals do not have to sit on the back of the bus, as African-Americans
had to. http://www.theblaze.com/stories/ready-civil-rights-leader-resigns-from-naacp-national-
CHURCH LOSES MAJORITY OF MEMBERS & FACES FORECLOSURE FOLLOWING
PASTOR'S SUPPORT FOR GAY MARRIAGE
June 6, 2012 at 9:17am by Billy Hallowell - The Rev. Oliver White
of Grace Community United Church of Christ in St. Paul, Minnesota,
has lost two-thirds of his congregation. The mass exodus from
his pews started back in 2005 when he voted in favor of gay marriage
at the national United Church of Christ assembly meeting. Following
his support for the measure, the majority of his 320-member flock
was flabbergasted and left the church. I was really in
shock. I visited one member after another, who told me they werent
coming back because of it, White, who has pastored at the
house of worship for 22 years, said in an interview with The
Star Tribune. The membership evaporated right before my
eyes. Their fundamental belief was its wrong for a man
and a man to marry or a woman and a woman to marry. A lot of
them said if I change, theyd come back. But I told them,
it is what it is. I am who I am. And this is what I fight for.
- AS CHURCHES GET POLITICAL, IRS STAYS QUIET
- [Ednote: Although we are a 501 (c) (3) Foundation (this year
is our 20th anniversary, praise the Lord) we are required
to file a detailed financial statement. We are not
funded by the public because we believe in the Gospel. The New
Testament does not call for tithing. "No man can serve
two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other;
or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot
serve God and mammon." Matthew 6:24. How would journalists
be able to get the $ value if that were not the case? There have
been hearings in Congress where pastors had to testify and explain
what they do with all this funding. Some refused to appear and
nothing was done about it. There are now discussions to do away
with the exempt status. To do that would have dire consequences
to the government. There are too many benefits to the public
in example many hospitals, Red Cross, housing for the poor, schools,
research etc. run by church organizations.
- What people do not take into consideration is the fact that
any funding going into ministries has to remain within the ministries.
When the ministries are closed down the assets accumulated are
moved to another ministry with a nonprofit status. Case in point
was "Saints Alive" dealing with Mormonism and Freemasonry.
Ed Decker had a severe stroke which took his voice. He believed
his ministry had ended. He gave his books and tapes to a University
only to find that God wasn't done with him yet. God made him
well enough to resume his ministry.]
The following article is by Nanette Byrnes Fri Jun 22, 2012 12:34am
IST - (Reuters) - Pastor Jim Garlow will stand before congregants
at his 2,000-seat Skyline Wesleyan Church in La Mesa, California,
on Sunday, October 7, just weeks before the U.S. presidential
and congressional elections, and urge his flock to vote for or
against particular candidates.
- He knows such pulpit pleading could endanger his church's
tax-exempt status by violating IRS rules for a 501(c)(3) charitable
organization. A charity can take a position on policy issues
but cannot act "on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate
for public office." To cross that line puts the $7 million
mega-church's tax break at risk.
- Even so, Garlow not only intends to break the rules, he also
plans to spend the next four months recruiting other pastors
to do the same as part of Pulpit Freedom Sunday. On that day
each year since 2008, ministers intentionally try to provoke
the IRS. Some even send DVD recordings of their sermons to the
agency. Last year, 539 pastors participated. This year organizers
expect far more. Participants want to force the matter to court
as a freedom of speech and religion issue...
- BILLIONS IN TITHES
- The money involved is enormous. Combined, federal tax breaks
on donations to churches and exemptions from state and local
property taxes likely add up to something on the order of $25
billion in lost revenue each year.
- Last year churches received $96 billion in tax-free contributions,
according to estimates compiled by the Center on Philanthropy
at Indiana University.
- Unlike other types of charities, churches do not have to
file financial statements with the government. There are only
rough estimates of church endowment or investment income, which
is also tax-free and believed to be larger than annual contributions.
- Using tax data from the U.S. Congress's Joint Committee on
Taxation and data on giving to churches from the Indiana Center,
a Reuters analysis found that tax breaks on church giving shaved
$12 billion or so from total U.S. tax collections in 2011 and
approximately $145 billion over the last decade.
- The property tax break is probably even bigger. In their
2011 book "Politics, Taxes, and the Pulpit," law professors
Nina Crimm and Laurence Winer calculated that houses of worship
received $12.7 billion in property tax exemptions on $685 billion
of property in 2006, a figure large enough to have played a role
in city and state budget deficits of recent years.
- In big cities the numbers can be dramatic. New York City's
9,500 churches, synagogues, and mosques, for example, will avoid
$626.9 million in property taxes this year thanks to their tax-free
status, according to the city's Independent Budget Office.
- Like most of California, La Mesa, where Garlow's Skyline
Church is located, has suffered a steep drop in property tax
collections, forcing municipal staff cuts and a sales tax increase.
- Skyline's campus, which is assessed at $7.3 million and cost
a reported $27 million to build, is almost entirely tax-exempt,
according to the county assessor's office.
- AN ERA OF ENFORCEMENT
- The IRS has not always been quiet. In 1992 it went after
the Church at Pierce Creek in Binghamton, New York, which had
bought full-page newspaper ads opposing then-Democratic presidential
nominee Bill Clinton.
- The church lost its IRS tax-exempt status but continued operating,
changing its name to Landmark Church when it moved into central
Binghamton several years ago.
- Pastor Dan Little said the church never lost its property
tax break. At the end of the year, Landmark gives people a record
of their giving just like other churches, he said, leaving it
up to them and their accountants to decide tax matters. "We
just never have made any big issue of it," said Little,
who continues to preach about politics and morals.
- In 2004 the IRS created a dedicated enforcement program focused
on political activity by churches and other nonprofits.
- Called the Political Activities Compliance Initiative (PACI),
it investigated in the 2004, 2006 and 2008 election cycles 80
instances where church officials were alleged to have endorsed
a candidate during services.
- According to IRS tallies made public after each election,
the majority of the PACI complaints were upheld and settled with
a warning that the organization comply with the ban on political
- The IRS did not respond to Reuters questions about its enforcement
activities in recent years, or explain why they seem to have
ended abruptly in 2009...
- BISHOPS TAKE AIM
- At the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops meeting
last week in Atlanta, bishops vowed to keep up their criticism
of Obama administration policies on employer-provided birth control
and other controversies.
- "The first principle is that American citizens don't
lose their freedom of religion or their freedom of expression
when they become bishops," said Cardinal Francis George
- As to what is and is not acceptable to say about candidates
for office, "the guidelines are broader than some may interpret
them," George told Reuters at the conference. In follow-up
email correspondence, he declined to say whether he thought the
IRS rules constrained free speech or whether he would be willing
to forgo the church's tax exemption so clerics could speak out
- The meeting offered no public discussion of an April sermon
by Illinois Bishop Daniel Jenky that has been vigorously debated
in the local and the religious press and which many think violated
the prohibition against opposing a candidate for office. The
sermon has drawn a request for an IRS investigation by a watchdog
- After asserting that Obama, "with his radical, pro-abortion
and extreme secularist agenda" seemed to be on an anti-Catholic
path similar to Hitler and Stalin, Jenky exhorted all Catholics
to "vote their Catholic consciences" this fall.
- Do the people in congregations follow such instructions?
Only 18 percent of those polled by the Pew Research Center in
January said the endorsement of a candidate by their minister,
priest or rabbi would sway their vote. Seventy percent said it
would make no difference.
- A second Pew study this spring found that most parishioners
would prefer their religious leaders steer clear of electioneering,
with Catholics among the most adamant.
- (Additional reporting by Stephanie Simon in Atlanta; Editing
by Kevin Drawbaugh, Prudence Crowther and Douglas Royalty) The
whole story: http://in.reuters.com/article/2012/06/21/us-usa-tax-churches-irs-idINBRE85K1EP20120621
- [EDNOTE: THERE WAS TALK TODAY ON THE HILL TO MAKE VOTING
MANDATORY? PEOPLE WHO DO NOT VOTE MOST LIKELY DON'T LIKE EITHER
CANDIDATE. IF THAT SHOULD HAPPEN 'WRITE INS' ARE GENERALLY ACCEPTED.
OBAMA IS TRYING EVERY WHICH WAY TO WIN. I CAN'T BELIEVE THAT
OBAMA IS ASKING PEOPLE TO GIVE UP THEIR WEDDING GIFTS TO PROVIDE
FUNDING FOR HIM AS WELL AS SELLING T SHIRTS ??]
- AM I THEREFORE NOT TO BECOME SEPARATE FROM ALL THAT IS CONTRARY
TO THE PURE AND UNADULTERATED GOSPEL OF CHRIST CRUCIFIED?
A partial response from Nicholas Stivers to a long time friend
of his: "I truly think if you let God remove the veil that
covers your sight on this particular subject and allowed yourself
to accept the obvious answers that the Scriptures clearly provide,
you will see that I am not only right about this in my application
but the message is a timely one and truly divinely inspired by
the Holy Spirit. On this, the Holy Spirit cannot and will not
contradict Himself. The following paragraph was just one of the
responses I received from a long standing participant of my ministry...
From Txx Bxxxxx: "Glad to hear you've heard the Lord more
clearly in your walk. He caused me to come to some of the same
conclusions concerning the wickedness that is overtaking this
world and the US. Although, tempting to "get involved"
I, too know that my flesh would be out of control. So, the thing
the Lord has shown me is to draw in closer under His wing, and
open my spirit and soul up to His love and acceptance more and
more, and that He will be my protection, either in my house or
in His. I didn't vote in the last election, and I won't vote
in this one. He told me not to, as He said that if I did it would
demonstrate that my faith was in a man and not Him, and I was
to let Him govern me. He's helping me do that more and more-to
make the transfer from this world to His. It has been a glorious
journey. My testimony of His salvation to my life is "while
I was in the middle of my sin, Christ came and rescued me."
He did the same for my family, and now we are all walking with
Him. Each one, though, each must follow Him as He leads them.
I'm finding out that it is so individual, as He has different
things in mind for each one of us. So, follow the Lamb wherever
He goes, as you are doing, and the Kingdom of God will gain more
and more ground in us, and HE WILL BE GLORIFIED. Isn't that what
it's all about anyway? That our lives, as we've yielded to the
work He's done in us, will glorify Him? I encourage you brother
in your walk to keep on walking day by day."
As sure as I know that putting a gun to my head and pulling the
trigger would certainly kill me, so too do I know that I cannot
shun nor disobey what the living Word of God instructs me to
do especially when the still small voice of the Holy Spirit instructs
the same and it is further confirmed by many other Godfearing
believers. But it is your life and your soul and you alone will
be held accountable for your choices. As for me, I did my part
as Ezekiel and I have sounded the warning and heeded the call
so that in the event a man's blood is shed, it won't be on account
of me failing to give warning when the Lord commanded me to speak.
No matter what you say brother, there is no arguing with the
Word of God. Thus, I am not concerned about what the Lord will
say on this matter because I surely know at least on this subject
matter, I will hear the words... "Well done good and faithful
With all Godfearing Sincerity, Nicholas
- YEA, AND ALL THAT WILL LIVE GODLY IN CHRIST JESUS SHALL SUFFER
- 2 Timothy 3:12
- "Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion
one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous: Not
rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise
blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should
inherit a blessing. For he that will love life, and see good
days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that
they speak no guile: Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him
seek peace, and ensue it. For the eyes of the Lord are over the
righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the
face of the Lord is against them that do evil. And who is he
that will harm you, if ye be followers of that which is good?
But and if ye suffer for righteousness' sake, happy are ye: and
be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled; But sanctify
the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer
to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in
you with meekness and fear: Having a good conscience; that, whereas
they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed
that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ. For it
is better, if the will of God be so, that ye suffer for well
doing, than for evil doing. For Christ also hath once suffered
for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to
God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:
1 Peter 3:8-18
- Excerpt from email to Cephas Ministry "Throw
all your writings in the TRASH,. Sue, Mississipppi"
- [Sue was influenced by Mr Baldwin who persecuted us as well
some years back when he ran for president. Like many who were
unable to get the 501 (3) (c) status. It takes five years to
qualify. Financial support to Cephas Ministry was next to nill.
We really did not expect to qualify since the Gospel in its various
forms is a near $100 billion dollar industry (2011) ].
Our Response to Sue: "We appreciate the opportunity
for a special blessing from our Lord Jesus Christ. We are truly
sorry to hear your anger against Cephas Ministry. We apologize
for working within our government as we are advised to do by
the Bible in Romans.
The fact that you believe we write anything is a misnomer. Women
are not to be in ministry. We are a library just presenting what
others have written and produced to help people understand where
we are in prophecy at this point.
To help you understand why we needed to go with the IRS category
501 (c) (3) Non-Profit Tax Exempt status was finances.
We started out 20 years ago after spending 20 years in the LDS
church being lied to. To start a ministry revealing these lies
required funding. There was no financial support from Christians.
It was a matter of giving what little we had from my pension
to the IRS or using it for God's purposes.
- We were approved to become a FAMILY FOUNDATION due to the
non support from the public. People who condemn the IRS category
don't understand the rules.
- The reason Mr. Baldwin has a problem with the status is:
we only have one rule to follow and that is that we cannot swing
votes which we would not do anyways. Voting for anyone in Satan's
world is thinking that man can turn the prophecy into a different
direction. That's not going to happen. Everything that is going
on is prophesied and moving accordingly.
- We have served the world community diligently for 20 years
around the clock and many have benefitted spiritually without
public funding. A Family Foundation has one more rule: Members
of a FAMILY FOUNDATION cannot receive any wages. We have no problem
with that either since we learned to tithe in Mormonism 10% of
gross income plus. All the work in the LDS church is on a voluntary
basis without pay, even the bishop has to have a job to live.
Considering that the Mormon Church is a cult, it was good training
for what was to come.
- I hope you have read this to understand our side of the story.
I say 'our' side might mislead you to think there is a group
here. It is just the Holy Spirit and me who are working this
- Matthew 18:6 "But whoso shall offend one of these little
ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone
were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth
of the sea."
- Due to this Scripture again we apologize for being misinterpreted.
- God be with you in your walk,
In Him, Rita at Cephas Ministry
- PS: I might add that there was one more reason for becoming
a nonprofit corporation which was protection from lawsuits since
we reveal the truth when we can from the top down.
- '"THE HARBINGER", A FORBIDDEN FABLE
LETS LOOK PAST THE HARBINGER AND SEE WHAT THE BIBLE
SAYS ABOUT DISCERNMENT. Discernment is being discussed from a
very negative viewpoint because of this book. People love discernment
as long as its something they do not believe or love. When
someone get infatuated with anything, book, preacher, song ,etc,
then discernment becomes an enemy. One person this week called
discerning, engaging in blood sport. She apologized
because she once was involved in this kind of ministry. SAD!
That is what the New Wine crowd like Rick Joyner call discernment.
Nobody will mind discernment if they have nothing to hide. That
is why every Post from this ministry is open to your comments.
I enjoy people picking apart what I write or preach.
- DISCERNMENT MUST FOLLOW A BIBLICAL COURSE:
- 1. Nothing can be taken out of the context.
2. All interpretation of Scripture must be confirmed by other
Scriptures on the same subject.
3. Types or symbols will always be identified by other places
in the Holy Bible. (Four beasts in Revelation four are called
Living Creatures in Ezekiel one.)
4. The plain sense of the Word.
5. Always interpret the Word of God literal. (A type in Scripture
is taken literally after you determine its meaning by the
6. The characteristics of the Occult are never to be confused
with Gods Divine action.
7. The moment a psychic action is embraced or witnessed you know
8. Paranormal is never equated with the Holy Ghost.
9. The use of Scripture must never be the single means of discernment.
(All false prophets use Scripture to
fool their subjects.
- The Holy Bible plainly forbids the use of mysterious fables
or magical stories to teach Holy Scripture. A fable is strikingly
different from a fiction book. A normal fiction is true to life
experiences. It simply tells a real story with the use of fictional
experiences and people. A fable involves the strange worlds of
mysticism and psychic experiences. It also takes the paranormal
and tries to make it normal. The Harbinger is a fable,
or worse, it is a fairytale. Discernment is being discussed from
a very negative viewpoint because of this book. People love discernment
as long as it's something they do not believe or love. When someone
get infatuated with anything, book, preacher, song ,etc,
then discernment becomes absolutely necessary. Continued: http://www.pawcreek.org/open-bible-dialog/the-harbinger-a-forbidden-fable-nine-aspects-in-biblical-discernment
- BECAUSE THE NAME OF JESUS IS PRESENTED IS NOT PROOF THAT
A BOOK IS
ACCEPTABLE. Jesus warned us with unmistakable language, "For
many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive
many. (Matt 24:5) The Church is full of cheap theology
that accepts anything or any doctrine as long as [...] http://www.pawcreek.org/open-bible-dialog/the-harbinger-fable-and-post-millennialism
- OTHER PERSPECTIVES OF HARBINGER MIGHT BE WORTH A LOOK:
- T. A. Mc Mahon - The Berean Call - "... Whenever we
read a fictional story or see a movie, our evaluation is almost
always subjective, e.g., what we like or dont like about
it. As the untutored art critic might say, I dont
know anything about art, but I know what I like! Even an
art aficionado with some expertise rarely gets beyond the subjective,
although he has a great deal more criteria than the everyday
art lover for evaluating a work of art. In the end, its
still just his opinion.
- In my opinion, The Harbinger is a poor script. I say script
because it reads more like a script than like a novel, lacking
nearly all of the elements that go into making a first-rate work
of fiction. It tries to fit into the genre of National Treasure
and The Da Vinci Code but fails miserably in my viewand
Im hardly an admirer of The Da Vinci Code. The redundancy
throughout the book borders on being insufferable. If it were
eliminated, TH could easily have been reduced to half its size.
In addition, the dialog is repetitious, yet little if any insight
into the storys characters is provided, with the result
that we dont get to know them any better than we would
a stranger whom we might sit next to on a three-minute subway
ride..." Whole article: http://www.thebereancall.org/content/harbinger-matter-critical-discernment
- SORRY THIS BLOG 'HERESCOPE' DOES NOT EXIST??
By Pastor Larry DeBruyn
- THE INTERNATIONAL EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS 2012
Is this a Christian event?
By Richard Bennett
- A major news item across the Catholic world for the summer
of 2012 is that the International Eucharistic Congress (IEC)
is to be held in Dublin, Ireland from June 10th - 17th. The Congress
is expected to attract 25,000 people a day, including "12,000
international pilgrims representing 99 different countries."
Just what is a Eucharistic Congress? A Catholic source replies,
"It is a gathering of Catholics - priests, religious and
laity who come together to express their devotion for the Holy
Eucharist...The International Congresses are usually 3-5 years
apart, which allows for preparation, as they are always held
worldwide. Catholics come from all over the world to participate
in the ceremonies and to celebrate Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.
...All believers - clergy, religious and laity line the streets
following the Blessed Sacrament."
Thus it appears that many Catholics take it as fact that the
Lord Jesus Christ is present in what they call the "Holy
Eucharist." The Church of Rome teaches all its adherents
this very basic Catholic dogma,
"The mode of Christ's presence under the Eucharistic species
In the most blessed sacrament of the Eucharist
'the body and blood, together with the soul and divinity, of
our Lord Jesus Christ and, therefore, the whole Christ is truly,
really, and substantially contained.'"
- Thus has the Papacy proclaimed that its Eucharist under the
form of bread contains the Lord's identical body, soul and deity.
They claim all of the bread, except the appearances, is transformed
into Christ in His Godhead, and in His manhood with all its component
parts: soul, body, blood, bones, flesh, nerves, muscles, veins,
and sinews. What a horrific insult this notion is-for it both
ridicules Jesus Christ the Lord and deceives people, defrauding
them of the truth. Our Lord spoke about such a blasphemy as this
when He forewarned, "if any man shall say to you, lo, here
is Christ; or, lo, he is there; believe him not." In contrast
to the Catholic teaching, the truth is declared in the Scriptures,
"This same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven,
shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven."
There is a day appointed in which the Lord will physically return
in like manner to His ascension. One must not expect Him to return
until that appointed day when "he will descend from heaven
with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump
of God." Consequently, to propose that the glorious Lord
Jesus Christ has come back to earth in the lifeless form of bread
is an attempt to replace the preaching of the biblical Gospel
with a mere physical connection to a Roman Catholic sacrament.
- Rome endeavors to prove its Eucharistic Dogma by citing Chapter
6 of the Gospel of John
Persistently the Church of Rome asserts as fact its dogma that
Christ is actually present in its sacrament. For example, it
states, "It is by the conversion of the bread and wine into
Christ's body and blood that Christ becomes present in this sacrament."
This dogma is necessary to support another unbiblical premise,
"Life in Christ has its foundation in the Eucharistic banquet."
The proof text they use is, "As the living Father sent me,
and I live because of the Father, so he who eats me will live
because of me (John 6:57)." According to Catholic teaching,
"The principal fruit of receiving the Eucharist in Holy
Communion is an intimate union with Christ Jesus." The proof
text attached to their reasoning is, "He who eats my flesh
and drinks my blood abides in me, and I in him" (John 6:56).
VICTORY FOR THE DEVIL - FABULOUS EXPLOITS OF SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL
AND OTHER DRUID PRIESTS AND ILLUMINATI SERVANTS
- A remarkable thing occurred with the hand so lifted, is that
its shadow resembles the head and horns of the Goat of Baphomet..the
symbol of black magic.
The Complete Book of Witchcraft - Britain' s legendary World
War II Prime Minister, Sir Winston Churchill, made the "V"
sign famous. It was standard for the cigar-smoking, paunchy politician;
he flashed the "V" sign every chance he got, and news
photographers captured hundreds of photographs of Churchill giving
the sign. It was generally thought that in doing so, the pugnacious
Churchill was signaling confidence in eventual victory over the
Nazi foe across the channel. So, the sign of two fingers pointed
upward in a "V'shape became universally accepted as a sign
- Sign of the Horned God, Pan
- But what the majority of people believe to be conventional
wisdom is often wrong. Such is the case here, too, for this sign,
in reality, is of ancient origins. It is, in fact, a sign of
Satan, of malediction, of the horned God, Pan, and worse.
- Paranoia magazine, an interesting publication which bills
itself as "the conspiracy reader" had a picture some
years back of Churchill displaying the "V." An astute
reader knowledgeable of dark things wrote a letter to the editor
in the next issue commenting on Churchill and his sign.
- Nigel A. Cornwall of Britain wrote, "The sign I believe
has its origins as a symbol for a pagan horned God."1
- Cornwall also suggested that when the sign is given with
the palm inside, it is recognized as a horribly vulgar and offensive
gesturesignifying penetration of both body orifices.
- Done in the typical fashion, this sign literally means intercourse
by the devilto be violated sexually by the horned God.
The thumb holding down the fingers creates the "vulva,"
while the two largest fingers pointed up are the horns of the
THE Law of Opposites
- In her highly regarded encyclopedia of symbols entitled Masonic
and Occult Symbols Illustrated, Dr. Cathy Burns explores the
meaning of the "V" sign. She explains that the two
fingers upward relate to the Masonic and Gnostic Law of Opposites,
exactly as the case for the Masonic Lodge's black and white checkerboard
- This is the doctrine of bringing order out of chaos, of reconciling
the two opposites, evil and good, with Satan reigning over both
heaven and hell.2 The "V" sign is also a sign of the
Horned God of witchcraft, often called Pan; or Baphomet, the
androgynous (male and female) goat God (again illustrating the
Law of Opposites).
The Face in the Shadow
- The Complete Book of Witchcraft3 explains further the occult
meaning. When the sign is given to produce a shadow behind, a
diabolical image appears that seems to be the face of the devil.
Witches and Magiciansand some Catholic Popes used
this image to effect emotional responses:
- There was a deeply seated belief in the fascination or enchantment
of shadows; so that the witch, or magician, could use them to
either produce sickness and death or to inspire love...The shadow
of the (Satanic) priest's fingers raised in blessing was considered
to have evil significance...
- A remarkable thing occurred with the hand so lifted, is that
its shadow resembles the head and horns of the Goat of Baphomet...the
symbol of black magic. The use of the 'shadow of blessing' was
regarded as the legitimate prerogative of the Pope, and was most
terribly exercised during the Dark Ages and at the time of the
- Interestingly, other authoritative sources say that the "V"
sign (the sign of the horny goat, or horned God) is practiced
even today in satanic covens as a symbol of Satanic benediction.
In times past, it was just the opposite, being a sign of evil,
of malediction, but today the twisted minds of satanic worshippers
view evil as something good and desirable. What is malediction
to the holy and righteous, to the Satanist is a wonderful thing!
- [SYMBOLS TELL IT ALL: THE CROSS INSIDE A TRIANGLE WHICH IS
- WHEN MEN OR WOMEN MAKE THE TRIANGLE WITH THEIR HANDS WHILE
TALKING, WE KNOW THEY ARE SIGNALING THAT THEY ARE PART OF THE
- THE RED ROSE ON THE CROSS ALSO SIGNIFIES A ROSICRUCIAN CONNECTION.]
- DAUGHTERS OF DIVINE HOPE BLOG
- Established in the Cathoilic Diocese of Tyler Texas
Growing toward consecrated religious life. HomeAbout.Fortnight
for Freedom Day 1 The Lord is King!
June 21, 2012 - The Lord is king; let the earth rejoice;
let the many isles be glad. The heavens proclaim Gods justice;
all peoples see his glory. (Ps 97: 1,6) (Readings for June
21, Thursday, 11th week ordinary time)
- We begin the Fortnight for Freedom with a call to rejoice!
Our Lord is king; let the earth rejoice! Our Lord is king! a
battle-cry of justice that fills our hearts with holy zeal, hope
and the courage to persevere. Justice and liberty are soul mates
residing in charity. Our Lords justice prevails and in
his justice he endows us with liberty so we may freely respond
to his love. God so loved us that he created us in his image;
this is the source of our freedom. Our liberty resides in our
human dignity which comes from our being created by God. God
created us in love and for love. Therefore, he gives us freedom
to respond to this love and justice requires that we freely do
so. We rejoice because we know that our liberty is given to us
by God and that his justice will prevail. This gives us hope
to make difficult choices when our liberty and the ability to
respond in love are threatened.
- THE EMERGING NEW CHRISTIANITY PART 3
Saturday, June 23, 2012 - Jan's guest is Caryl Matrisciana who
introduces volume 2 of her film series "Wide is the Gate:
The Emerging New Christianity." This second volume in her
series gives an urgent warning and calls for a return to the
faith once-for-all delivered to the saints. A plethora of topics
are discussed, including the decline of traditional Evangelicalism;
Christian environmentalism; Emergent Christianity; Catholicism;
Calvinism; unsound eschatology; contemplative/mystical influences
on the Church; Dominion/Kingdom Now Theology; Rick Warren's PEACE
Plan; the social gospel; Christian Palestinianism, and much,
much more. Caryl's guests in this DVD include Jason Carlson,
Mike Gendron, Jan Markell, Johanna Michaelsen, Warren Smith,
Paul Wilkinson, Ray Yungen, Chris Quintana, Eric Barger and more.
You can purchase the 4-hour DVD in our store here. We offer it
at a 25% off retail introductory price.
- Learn more at http://www.caryltv.com
- BIG TENT CIRCUS OF POSTMODERN LIBERALISM
By Ken Silva pastor-teacher on Jan 26, 2011 in AM Missives, Brian
McLaren, Current Issues, Emergence Christianity, Emergent Church,
- These things you have done, and I have been silent; you thought
that I was one like yourself. But now I rebuke you and lay the
charge before you. (Psalm 50:21)
- Men Said, Let Us Make God In Our Image.
- Some people just dont get it. Apprising Ministries
has been making you aware of the now upgraded Emerging Church
2.0 with its newer, more clearly delineated, postmodern Progressive
Christian theologya Liberalism 2.0that this sinfully
ecumenical neo-liberal cult of the Emergent Church often refers
to as big tent Emergence Christianity.
- Now this cult is completely out of the closet regarding the
soteriology of their new version of liberal theology: Pagan universalism.
Even as we speak these rebels against the final authority of
Gods Word are furiously building an updated version of
the mush god of mysticism with a man-shaped hole in his/her/its
heart. This is all a huge part of what Living Spiritual Teacher
and EC guru Brian McLaren, one of the unholy Emergent Church
trinity of apostates along with universalist Emerging Church
pastor Doug Pagitt, and his friend Tony Jonesthe progressive
theologian in residence at Pagitts Emergent
Solomons Porchbegan laying out more systematically
in his latest book A New Kind of Christianity (ANKoC).
- In ANKoC McLaren speaks highly of another of those workers
in the basement of the Build-A-God Shop, a progressive/liberal
theologian by the name of Harvey Cox of Harvard Divinity fame,
whose latest book is called The Future Of Faith....
- Consider that at his website A Portrait of Jesus, as a so-called
Progressive Christian, Jesus Seminar Fellow Marcus Borg describes
the Jesus he thinks knows. Borg begins by denying
Who Jesus Himself claimed to be:....
- Jesus as Mystic / Spirit Person
- There is something about people who are in touch with the
sacred that can be felt by those around them; it evokes awe and
amazement and impresses people with the feeling of another world.
- Such was true of Jesus
The cumulative impression created
by the stories in Matthew, Mark, and Luke is that Jesus stands
in the Jewish tradition of spirit persons.
- Jesus is portrayed as a person through whom the power of
the Spirit flowed. (Online source)
- Then Borg reveals to us the corrupt source from which hes
formed his life thus far of, in my opinion, always learning but
never [being] able to acknowledge the truth (cf. 2 Timothy 3:7):
- Seminary also introduced me to the historical study of Jesus
and Christian origins. I learned from my professors and the readings
they assigned that Jesus almost certainly was not born of a virgin,
did not think of himself as the Son of God, and did not see his
purpose as dying for the sins of the world
I also found
the claim that Jesus and Christianity were the only way of salvation
to be troublesome. The whole article:
- JACK HAYFORD TO REMARRY WF HERETIC BENNY HINN TO EX-WIFE
By Ken Silva pastor-teacher on Jun 26, 2012 in Current Issues
of Apprising Ministries
- :.. Seriously, every day without fail. Well, I have bad news
for those whod hoped the flamboyant WF arch-heretic Benny
Hinn was in a romantic relationship with T.D. Jakes spiritual
daughter and Word Faith queen pastrix Paula White.
- Today Shawn Akers of Charisma News is reporting that whatever
credibility Jack Hayford may have had left is evaporating as
quickly as Benny Hinns über-hold hairspray:
- Benny Hinn and his ex-wife, Suzanne, have set the date for
their remarriage, which will take place this fall at the church
where they were first joined 33 years ago.
- The wedding is scheduled for Friday evening, Oct. 26, in
the sanctuary at Calvary Assembly in Orlando, Fla.
- Approximately 600 people attended a public meeting held at
Calvary Monday night in which the Hinns made their official announcement.
- Jack Hayford, whom Hinn said has been overseeing the
restoration of the couples marriage, will perform
- The Hinns were married in 1979 in what is now Calvarys
Family Life Center. Suzanne is the daughter of Roy Harthern,
who served as the lead pastor at Calvary Assembly from 1970 to
- With Suzanne by his side, Hinn told Pat Robertson this week
on The 700 Club that the couple is more in love now than
ever. The Hinns were divorced in 2010 after 30 years of
- SO WHAT IS SOULARIZE? THEIR OWN SITE OVERVIEW CALL IT: A
3-DAY LEARNING PARTY
- Join us in sunny San Diego for a three day learning
party that will stretch your mind, fill your heart, and
encourage you toward the future. At each Soularize, we
bring together an unparalleled combination of keynote presenters
and workshop leaders to give you a broad view of the current
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- > WRESTLE through an attractional/missional approach to
- > CHALLENGE what it means to be about social justice
just talking about it.
- > STRETCH your mind with new ways of thinking about heaven,
hell, and our journey on the Earth.
- > CONNECT with other women and men who are passionate
about following the Way of Jesus.
- However, this is part of a continued attack on Biblical Christianitys
view of sexuality by the likes of Tony Jones, Doug Pagitt and
Brian McLaren who spread doubt and confusion in the church in
order to welcome the unrepentant homosexual as a fellow brother
or sister in Christ.
- Though there are plenty of other items regarding Soularize
that could be written, it is clear they passionately follow the
way of another Jesus! For example, the workshop titled The Church
and Homosexuality 101, by Brian Ammons is summarized as follows,
In this workshop, Brian will unpack the range of responses
to and engagements with "the homosexuality question"
drawing attention to the underlying beliefs about biblical authority
and the nature of identity.
- While I have not been able to find the actual Soularize session,
consider this about Ammons:
- Brian Ammons is an educator, spiritual director, author,
and ordained Baptist minister. He lives and works in the intersections
of gender, sexuality, spirituality, and justice, with particular
attention to how systems of knowing shape our understanding of
the possibilities (or impossibilities) of how those threads might
be woven together.
- And, Though his postmodern aesthetic makes it unlikely
that he would use these words to describe himself, he is mostly
okay with being understood as a gay Christian evangelist to the
evangelicals. (Source from his own bio on his Internet
blog Nekkid Resurrection link not provided due to
nudity on the sites header & page emphasis in bold
- Brian Ammons is an openly homosexual man who has come under
criticism by fellow emergent church leaders in the publication
of the book Baptimergent wherein the chapter he created was banned
for being too gay! Obviously the Baptist part of Bapti
-mergent are those Ammons criticizes elsewhere...
- So-called Christians attending these WGF type conferences
are being used by those pushing the homosexual agenda in the
church working toward undermining our freedom of religion. JBeard
brings his views to this issue in this article. Go to
- VATI LEAKS: WORLD EXCLUSIVE: Vulgate Bible exposed as a papal
Vati Leaks - Thursday, May 17, 2012 - Stunning new evidence reveals
that the Vaticans famed Latin Vulgate Bible did not originate
with St. Jerome some 1600 years ago, as claimed by the Holy See,
but was written by popes just three centuries ago. Jeromes
original Latin Vulgate Bible does not exist! This is one of the
Vaticans great secrets, and it reveals that the Catholic
Bible is nothing more than a human fabrication. The Catholic
Encyclopedia supports this knowledge, stating that popes
manufactured into existence a pretended Vulgate,
and retrospectively applied it Jerome to create the impression
that it had a very early origin.
- Jeromes original Latin Vulgate Bible is literary assumption,
and the full story of how the Vatican created a fake Vulgate
Bible is revealed in Tony Bushbys revelatory new book,
Christ on Trial.
- GLOBAL /
- TEXAS COLLEGE HACKS DRONE IN FRONT OF DHS 'HOMELAND SECURITY'
- US Navy handout photo of a RQ-4 Global Hawk drone (REUTERS/U.S.
Texas college hacks drone in front of DHS
Published: 27 June, 2012, 22:30 - Edited: 28 June, 2012, 22:38
There are a lot of cool things you can do with $1,000, but scientists
at an Austin, Texas college have come across one that is often
overlooked: for less than a grand, howd you like to hijack
A group of researchers led by Professor Todd Humphreys from the
University of Texas at Austin Radionavigation Laboratory recently
succeeded in raising the eyebrows of the US government. With
just around $1,000 in parts, Humphreys team took control
of an unmanned aerial vehicle owned by the college, all in front
of the US Department of Homeland Security.
After being challenged by his lab, the DHS dared Humphreys
crew to hack into a drone and take command. Much to their chagrin,
they did exactly that.
Humphrey tells Fox News that for a few hundreds dollar his team
was able to spoof the GPS system on board the drone,
a technique that involves mimicking the actual signals sent to
the global positioning device and then eventually tricking the
target into following a new set of commands. And, for just $1,000,
Humphreys says the spoofer his team assembled was the most advanced
one ever built.
Spoofing a GPS receiver on a UAV is just another way of
hijacking a plane, Humphreys tells Fox. The real danger
here, however, is that the government is currently considering
plans that will allow local law enforcement agencies and other
organizations from coast-to-coast to control drones of their
own in Americas airspace. Continued:
- ROADTRIP [AND THAT'S NOT ALL. GET READY FOR DEPOPULATION
OF ONE KIND OR ANOTHER TODAY: 6.28.2012 OBAMACARE WAS CALLED
CONSTITUTIONAL BY THE SUPREME COURT]
- To help save the economy, the Government will announce next
month that the Immigration Department
will start deporting seniors (instead of illegals) in order to
lower Social Security and Medicare costs.
- Older people are easier to catch and will not remember how
to get back home. I started to cry when I thought of you.
- Then it dawned on me ... I'll Probably see you on the bus!
Email from a friend of mine.
- DREAMS FROM MY REAL FATHER
- Published on Jun 22, 2012 by TheAlexJonesChannel - Alex talks
with filmmaker Joel Gilbert about his Dreams from My Real Father,
a documentary that posits Obama's real father is was Frank Marshall
Davis, a Communist Party USA propagandist who likely shaped Obama's
world view during his formative years. Dreams from My Real Father
is now available at the Infowars Store. http://www.obamasrealfather.com/
At age 18, Barack Obama admittedly arrived at Occidental College
a committed revolutionary Marxist. What was the source of Obama's
foundation in Marxism? Throughout his 2008 Presidential campaign
and term in office, questions have been raised regarding Barack
Obama's family background, economic philosophy, and fundamental
political ideology. Dreams from My Real Father is the alternative
Barack Obama "autobiography," offering a divergent
theory of what may have shaped our 44th President's life and
politics. [Sale $14.95]
- Biography for Joel Gilbert More at IMDbPro »
Joel Gilbert is an American film director, writer, and musician.
Through his production company, Highway 61 Entertainment, Gilbert
directed and produced four documentary feature films on Bob Dylan's
music and career. Gilbert appeared in these films as interviewer,
and performs on the film soundtracks. In 2007, Gilbert released
a controversial political documentary called Farewell Israel:
Bush, Iran and the Revolt of Islam, a history of Islamic-Jewish
relations from the 7th Century to today. Gilbert's 2010 release
entitled Atomic Jihad: Ahmadinejad's Coming War for Islamic Revival
and Obama's Politics of Defeat was featured at the CPAC Conference
in Washington D.C. and was a winning film at the Hudson Institute
Film Festival in New York City on may 31, 2010. Gilbert's newest
release is Paul McCartney Really Is Dead: The Last Testament
of George Harrison, due out September 1, 2010, which is narrated
by secret audio tapes purported to have been made by George Harrison
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Joel Gilbert http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3041537/bio
- Frank Marshall Davis (1905-1987) was a Communist Party USA
(CPUSA) propagandist in Chicago and Hawaii, as well as a writer
and poet. The FBI had Davis under investigation or surveillance
for 19 years, compiling a 600-page FBI file. He was on the FBI's
'Security Index A', meaning he would be arrested in the event
of national emergency
- OBAMA DECLARES NATIONAL EMERGENCY IN LATEST EXECUTIVE ORDER
- On June 25, 2012 Barack Obama declared a national emergency
in his latest executive order. The order titled, Russian
Highly Enriched Uranium, stated that in light of earlier
policy EOs (12938, 13085, 13159) that Barack Obama finds, that
the risk of nuclear proliferation created by the accumulation
of a large volume of weapons-usable fissile material in the territory
of the Russian Federation continues to constitute an unusual
and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign
policy of the United States, and hereby declare a national emergency
to deal with that threat.
- The original order was signed by former President Bill Clinton
in 2000 and was to protect payments that the U. S. made to the
Russian Federation under the agreement between the two governments
concerning the Disposition of Highly Enriched Uranium Extracted
from Nuclear Weapons, or what is commonly referred to as HEU
- Under these agreements, the U. S. pays the Russian Federation
to convert approximately 500 metric tons of highly enriched uranium
that is left in Russia after the collapse of the Soviet Union
into low-enriched uranium to be used as fuel in commercial nuclear
- U.S. BORDER PATROL AGENTS ARE BEING TRAINED TO RUN AWAY AND
HIDE IF SOMEONE STARTS SHOOTING
- U.S. border patrol agents have incredibly dangerous jobs
and they are the first line of defense for our homeland. But
instead of training and equipping them properly to defend themselves
and all the rest of us, the Obama administration is actually
attempting to turn them into spineless jellyfish. If you can
believe it, U.S. border patrol agents are now actually being
trained to run away and hide if they encounter an "active
shooter" in a public location. If they are cornered by the
shooter, they are being trained to "throw things" at
the shooter. What in the world is happening to this country?
We might as well not even have borders. The Obama administration
has made it abundantly clear that it has absolutely no intention
of protecting our borders or of enforcing our immigration laws.
Protecting our borders is one thing that the U.S. Constitution
requires the president to do, but Barack Obama and several other
past presidents have steadfastly refused to do this. So just
what in the world is going on here?
- What you are about to read made me quite angry when I first
came across it. It is from the website of the National Border
Patrol Council of Tucson, Arizona, and it describes the new "training"
that border patrol agents are being forced to go through...."
"Meanwhile, Homeland Security continues to tighten the screws
on all the rest of us.
- For example, have you heard about the incident where a TSA
agent spilled the ashes of a dead grandfather all over the floor
of the airport in Orlando and laughed about it? John Gross was
absolutely horrified when a TSA agent took her finger and started
sifting in around in his grandfather's remains. The following
is how Gross described what happened to WRTV in Indianapolis
- DARPA, VENTER LAUNCH ASSEMBLY LINE FOR GENETIC ENGINEERING
- 2012 06 05 - By Katie Drummond - Wired.com - The military-industrial
complex just got a little bit livelier. Quite literally. Thats
because Darpa, the Pentagons far-out research arm, has
kicked off a program designed to take the conventions of manufacturing
and apply them to living cells. Think of it like an assembly
line, but one that would churn out modified biological matter
man-made organisms instead of cars or computer
- The program, called Living Foundries, was first
announced by the agency last year. Now, Darpas handed out
seven research awards worth $15.5 million to six different companies
and institutions. Among them are several Darpa favorites, including
the University of Texas at Austin and the California Institute
of Technology. Two contracts were also issued to the J. Craig
Venter Institute. Dr. Venter [left] is something of a biology
superstar: He was among the first scientists to sequence a human
genome, and his institute was, in 2010, the first to create a
cell with entirely synthetic genome. Continued: http://www.redicecreations.com/article.php?id=20157
- SWAT TRIES TO TAKE DOWN INTERNET MEANIE; RAIDS GRANDMA INSTEAD
Published: 27 June, 2012, 21:14 - An Evansville, Indiana SWAT
team recently attempted to execute a search warrant that was
issued to make an example out of an anonymous Internet user who
made malicious remarks on the Web. Instead, they destroyed the
home of an innocent grandmother. When members of the Midwest
towns SWAT team plotted their raid on the alleged home
of the person behind some unpleasant remarks published on an
Internet forum, they invited a local television crew to accompany
them so that they could catch the whole thing on camera. Instead
of arresting the author of the ill-tempered posts, however, the
Evansville SWAT ravaged the home of an elderly woman and confiscated
her 18-year-old granddaughters laptop. The SWAT team did
not have the name of who they were going after. They barely even
had an identity. What they did have to work with, though, was
the IP address of a person who logged onto the Topix.com Web
forums and made discouraging remarks about local law enforcement.
- U.S. COURT RULES FOR RUMSFELD IN IRAQ TORTURE SUIT
- By James Vicini - WASHINGTON | Fri Jun 15, 2012 3:08pm EDT
- 15 Jun 2012 A federal appeals court ruled on Friday that a
former U.S. government contractor who claimed he was tortured
while detained by the U.S. military in Iraq cannot sue former
Defense Secretary [war criminal] Donald Rumsfeld for money damages.
In line with rulings by other appeals courts that decided similar
cases, the three-judge panel said Congress has not authorized
prisoners to sue U.S. military and government officials for their
treatment while in detention. It ruled that a district court
judge had been wrong in allowing the lawsuit to go forward and
in rejecting Rumsfeld's motion to dismiss it. Continued:
- WILL THESE NEXT-GEN SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS IN CALIFORNIA DETECT
CRIME BEFORE IT'S EVEN COMMITTED?
- Posted on June 5, 2012 at 3:15pm by Liz Klimas If youve
seen the 2002 science-fiction film Minority Report,
youre familiar with the idea of predicting and stopping
crimes before they even happen. Now, a decade after the movie
came out, were one step closer to making this sort of preemptive
crime fighting a reality. BRS (Behavioral Recognition Systems)
Labs is deploying surveillance cameras with technology that can
detect certain behaviors in San Francisco subway systems. According
to Fast Company, the San Franciscos Municipal Transit Authoritys
contract is for 12 subway stations to be outfitted with the cameras
that use algorithms to target potentially criminal behavior.
Heres how it works:
- Servers connected to security cameras observe locations for
weeks at a time and then establish a baseline of normal
behavior based on this timespan; anomalous activities afterwards
(loitering, abandoned packages, abnormally high/low numbers of
passengers) trigger an alert. No tripwires or programming of
initial parameters are required. Continued:
- THIRD UNDERCOVER ABORTION VIDEO SHOWS AZ CLINICS ALLEGEDLY
ALLOWING GENDER-BASED TERMINATIONS' DESPITE BEING ILLEGAL
- June 6, 2012 at 1:33pm by Billy Hallowell - Live Action is
back with a third installment in its series on sex-selective
abortion. In its first two exposes in the Gendercide: Sex
Selection in America sequence, the anti-abortion group
showed clips of staffers at Planned Parenthood branches in Texas
and New York seemingly being complicit in gender-based abortions.
Live Action is back with a third installment in its series on
sex-selective abortion. In its first two exposes in the Gendercide:
Sex Selection in America sequence, the anti-abortion group
showed clips of staffers at Planned Parenthood branches in Texas
and New York seemingly being complicit in gender-based abortions.
- GETTING MARRIED? OBAMA NOW ACCEPTING CAMPAIGN DONATIONS FROM
- Posted June 22, 2012 at 7:39 pm by Meredith Jessup - The
Obama Event Registry yep, thats a thing.
- Now, instead of registering for fine china through a gift
registry, you can just direct your wedding guests to the donation
page for Barack Obamas reelection campaign. High class
all the way [I kid you not, check it out]
- TIME MAGAZINE PUSHES DEATH AGENDA: REMOVE FEEDING TUBES FROM
THE DYING ELDERLY (AND GET A CASH BONUS!)
- KILL GRANNY, GET CASH BONUS!
Natural News, June 7, 2012 - ".... The article is part of
the new soft-sell, hard-kill agenda of the mainstream media which
also featured an article on Newsweek Magazine entitled, "The
Case for Killing Granny."
- The cover of that magazine stated, "Curbing excessive
end-of-life care is good for America."
- Just as with TIME Magazine, Newsweek is pushing a death agenda
that devalues the lives of elderly citizens and actually encourages
citizens to have their own parents killed in order to reduce
medical costs. In fact, as TIME Magazine says, organizations
that embrace these "outcome-based" death panel systems
actually receive cash bonuses when they save more money by pulling
the plug on granny!
- That's the answer to health care in America, you see. It's
not about nutritional therapy, using trace minerals to prevent
disease, avoiding GMOs and toxic chemicals. Nope, it's about
pulling the plug and killing your elders and then convincing
yourself that you are compassionate for making sure they die
sooner rather than later..."
- Continued: http://www.naturalnews.com/036100_death_panels_elderly_TIME_Magazine.html