CHURCH / PLURALISM
- SURELY I COME QUICKLY
But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night;
in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise,
and the elements shall melt with fervent heat,
the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned
- Seeing then that all these
things shall be dissolved,
what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation
- Looking for and hasting unto
the coming of the day of God,
wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved,
and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? (2 Pet 3:10-12 KJV)
But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that
I write unto you.
For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh
as a thief in the night.
For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction
cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they
shall not escape.
But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should
overtake you as a thief.
Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day:
we are not of the night, nor of darkness. Therefore let us not
sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.
For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken
are drunken in the night.
But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate
of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.
For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation
by our Lord Jesus Christ, Who died for us, that, whether we wake
or sleep, we should live together with him. (1 Th 5:1-10 KJV)
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- New World Disorder: http://www.nwdisorder.com
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The church as we knew it, is undergoing disintegration. This
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Catholic Church produced liberal Vatican II to replace Vatican
- The trend since then has been ecumenical which is truly what
the word 'Catholicism' means: a universal religion all
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trend, the so called democratizing what is left of the world.
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is developed by implementing sustainable development (Agenda
21). The Bible prophesies that there will be ten kings (ten
horns), each king (horn) will receive a region of the world as
a reward for work well done for the Antichrist. This is the reason
for the present development of NAU (The North American Union)
as well as the war in the Middle East. It again proves that we
are moving to closure of the times of the Gentiles prophesied
in the Bible. The end result will not be Democracy but a form
of Fascist Communism (Public/Private Corporations enslaving mankind).
- The third section compliments End Time
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1948 was the beginning of the figtree representing Israel, coming
back to life. Israel was allowed to return to its land. Israel
is the rock upon which the world stumbles and crumbles. We watch
and visit Israel for signs which point to the Tribulation to
confirm that we are moving into that space of time.
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to be ready for the Lords coming. Are you sure that
you are born again? Are you living for Christ?
that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out
of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.
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
in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness,
not in strife and envying. But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ,
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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
- Also simply visit www.goodfight.org
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We plan on adding clips from all of our DVDs, such as "Hollywood's
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- STORMS, EARTHQUAKES, DESTRUCTION..
AND FINDING A REASON TO BELIEVE IN GOD
- Published By Times Herald - Posted: 06/30/2012 01:01:18 AM
PDT - We are living in tough times. People are crippled with
anxiety and stress levels are at the breaking point. Water is
seeping through neglected cracks, and the pressure is about to
push through the dam and destroy the town below. An alarming
rate of disasters and conflicts have many people looking upward.
Where is God?
- Philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche claimed "God is dead,"
but trillions of stars hanging in the heavens would protest.
The environmental system we live in is perfectly suited for life.
A big bang fails to explain how we got here and offers no valid
reason for all the suffering in the world. Furthermore, a godless
philosophy offers us absolutely no hope for the future.Men and
women scoff at the Bible when they ask, "Where is your God?"
If He is compassionate and mighty to save, as Christians believe
Him to be, than He should expose every form of evil, and punish
those that inflict it upon the world, right? Surely God can control
the Earth's insatiable desire to rise up in the form of storms
and earthquakes, can't He? Where is God when a beautiful child
is dying of cancer? Many claim that this evidence demonstrates
that there is no God, or that He does not want to be bothered?
Maybe He simply lacks the power to help.A record-setting earthquake
and tsunami left Japan more devastated than Godzilla could have
- We are all familiar with the destruction, but we cannot truly
appreciate the inner turmoil, fear and hopelessness that many
Nihonjin are currently experiencing. When the Earth rocked and
the mighty waves swept countless souls out to sea, the obvious
question is, "Why, God?"The Bible teaches that God
has an overriding purpose for everything He does. He desires
to make the name and glory of Christ known among people of every
nation, tribe and tongue. The Lord is busy working out His plan
to mercifully reconcile sinners to Himself, people that want
nothing to do with Him.
- To that end, God may humble a man or nation by sending catastrophe,
leading to individual or national repentance. Other times He
will judge one or the other for mocking His sovereign rule and
Jesus as the only means to salvation. Christians understand that
a third reason God will send trials is to strengthen their character
while testing their faith in Him. God spoke, "I am the Lord,
and there is no other. I form light and create darkness, I make
well-being and create calamity, I am the Lord, who does all these
things" (Isaiah 45:6,7). Continued: 7_finding_a_reason_to_believe_in_God.html
- GOD'S HOLY BIBLE DOES NOT CONTAIN
A MORE SPECTACULAR VISION THAN DANIEL'S
- SEVENTY WEEKS, WITH SEVEN YEARS IN EACH WEEK
- The Church is placed between the sixty-ninth and seventieth
week. Sixty-nine weeks are four-hundred and
eighty-three years and one week is seven years. Jesus Christ
spoke of this last seven years, or one week as Jesus Christ spoke
of this last seven years, or one week as seen by Daniel. In the
middle of the last week is where the Anti-Christ will strut and
scheme while the world trembles. Let us search this truth to
learn of Gods perfect prophecy. The length of this vision
demands a three part series. Search the scriptures with me and
take part in this Revelation analysis.
- THE BOOK OF REVELATION PRESENTS AN UNDENIABLE PICTURE OF
THE PERFECTION WE FIND IN THE HOLY BIBLE. This masterpiece is
like a capstone. Truth of scripture from Genesis to Jude is faithfully
interwoven into the very heart of this final book. The perfect
harmony of the whole is supernatural. Jesus had spoken of the
Great Tribulation and indicated that the Anti-Christ would be
revealed in the middle of that time. Here are Christs words.
- THE GOLDEN KINGDOM OF 1,000 YEARS
- Heaven on Earth, Jesus Christ the King of Kings and every
Raptured saint shall flourish in the courts of our King. The
Bible specifically states, Those that be planted in the
house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God.
(Psalm 92: 13) I would never think of forsaking the House of
God. If every pastor backslid from the truth of Gods Word,
I would still go to Gods House and worship my King, even
if I had to wear earplugs. Every Born Again saint
that obeys Him with all their heart has a star-studded future
in the worldwide kingdom of righteousness. Nothing is going to
cheat me out of His plans for His chosen. By grace! I am kept
by His grace!
- There are so many incredible things planned for His Golden
1. It will be ruled totally by His exalted, glorified person.
2. The weather patterns will be healed.
3. It will be a world of perfect health. They shall not
hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain, saith the LORD.
4. Every violent person or animal will be changed and freed from
the hostility. Continued:
- ALL SINNERS ARE CONDEMNED
- IT SHOULD ALSO BE STRESSED THAT REPENTANCE ITSELF IS NO A
HUMAN ACT, BUT COMES ONLY FROM GOD (Romans 2:4 ".. the goodness
of God leadeth thee to repentance?) - IT IS A DIVINE GIFT OF
- Everyone knows they are not perfect, but for most sinners
that is consolation, not condemnation. But the Bible declares
all sinners are already condemned:
- "For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn
the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He
that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth
not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the
name of the only begotten Son of God" (John 3:17-18).
- The problem is "all have sinned, and come short of the
glory of God" (Rom.3:23). Man, in his lost, sinful, condemned
state, has failed to glorify God. Until a person becomes personally
exceedingly sinful in his own eyes, he will never see his need
for repentance. Eph.2:1 says man is spiritually dead; Rom.3:10
and Isa.64:6 tells us no one is righteous before a holy God;
Rom.3:19 says all stand guilty and condemned before God; Eph.4:18
declares all sinners are separated from God whose hearts and
minds are blinded so that they cannot understand God or the things
- Repentance basically involves two facts: the fact of sin
and the fact of God's grace. If a person is not a sinner, he
would not need to repent, and if God was not the God of all grace,
it would do no good to repent. Repentance implies sin, sorrow
for it, and a changed attitude towards God about it.
- It should also be stressed that repentance itself is not
a human act, but comes only from God (Rom.2:4) -- it is a divine
gift of God (Acts 5:31; 11:18; 2 Tim. 2:25). http://www.rapidnet.com/~jbeard/bdm/Introduction/repent.htm
- JOHN THE REVELATOR SAW JESUS CHRIST
ON THE THRONE OF DAVID
- Isaiah may not have fully understood his own words in a vision
he recorded. He even speaks of the Lamb seeking a
covering for Israel when the Anti-christ reigns in Jerusalem.
He promises that once this need of protection is over that the
Lamb shall establish the kingdom. Here
are his words. Send ye the Lamb to the ruler of the land
from Sela to the wilderness, unto the mount of the daughter of
Zion. For it shall be, [that], as a wandering bird cast out of
the nest, [so] the daughters of Moab shall be at the fords of
Arnon. Take counsel, execute judgment; make thy shadow as the
night in the midst of the noonday; hide the outcasts; bewray
not him that wandereth. Let mine outcasts dwell with thee, Moab;
be thou a covert to them from the face of the spoiler: for the
extortioner is at an end, the spoiler ceaseth, the oppressors
are consumed out of the land. And in mercy shall the throne be
established: and He (the lamb) shall sit upon it in truth in
the tabernacle of David, judging, and seeking judgment, and hasting
righteousness. (Isaiah 16:1-5) What a beautiful prophecy
from the book of Isaiah, the statesman prophet. Continued:
- GOD GAVE THEM UP: THE DAYS OF NOAH, LOT, OBAMA AND ROMNEY
- By Jack D. Hook - In Revelation 11:8 the city of Jerusalem
is spiritually likened unto Sodom and Egypt, which should cause
trembling and great fear of God in the heart of everyone who
claims to be a Christian or Jew:
- "And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of
the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt,
where also our Lord was crucified."
- The Revelation written by the Apostle John vividly describes
the state of this worlds system of politics, religion,
and economics in the last days when Gods judgment begins
to fall upon the nations during the time referred to as Daniels
70th week of seven years.
- The prophecies are clear that Jerusalem will become the worlds
capitol (even Americas) towards the mid-point of this seven
year period as the Antichrist U.S. president will come from Washington
D.C. to stand in the newly rebuilt Jewish Temple declaring himself
to be the Messiah of the nations, including Israel. The Jews
who are back in their Temple will be cast out and scattered to
the four winds. Many of them will become born again Christians
through the ministry of two Jewish prophets who have been calling
the U.S. president antichrist. The enraged president will make
war on these Jews, especially these mighty prophets sent from
- All of this comes from the teachings of Jesus who also said
at his first coming that the last days leading up to his triumphant
return would resemble the days of Noah and Lot where homosexual
behavior had become acceptable and tolerated among the people.
And Jerusalem, under the rule of the Antichrist, will lead the
way in this rebellion against the ways of God.
- President Obamas now public approval of gay marriage
will only increase the rate of decline in this wicked generation,
as we know for certain from the prophetic teachings that sexual
deviance of all kinds is one of major signs of coming divine
intervention. America now faces a most confusing election from
my Christian perspective. While Mitt Romney has said he opposes
gay marriage, he has yet to stand up and say homosexual behavior
is immoral, against nature itself, and a grievous sin against
- Whoever is elected this November will not slow or stop the
race towards judgment, for both Obama and Romney are not true
followers of Jesus Christ as they claim to be. For Obama; who
calls the evil of homosexual marriage a good thing, has also
mingled his childhood Islamic faith with Christianity; while
Romney is a devout and faithful member of the Mormon Church,
long established as a cult according to men who understand the
true gospel and person of Jesus Christ proclaimed in the Bible.
One of the core doctrines of Mormonism is that men can
become gods," the defining characteristic of the coming
- Continued: http://peace-in-jerusalem.cephasministry.com/16_god_gave_them_up.html
- FORMER MORMONS 'THE BRANCH' IN MESA IS PARTNERING WITH CHRISTCHURCH
We have an update on Transitions (church). Christchurch of Mesa
is partnering with us to plant Transitions as a new missionary
church for former Mormons. We will be holding practice services
at Christchurchs facilities on August 19th and September
16th at 2:00 PM. After our practice meetings we will begin meeting
the first Sunday of every month starting October 7th at 2 PM.
If you would like to be a part of our mission church for former
Mormons please join us for the practice meetings in August and
September. Our meeting schedule is simple: Sunday school from
2:00 to 3:00 PM; worship service from 3:00 to 4:15 PM. The address
to Christchurch is 7464 East Main St. The cross streets are Main
and Sossaman. During our first meetings, we welcome you to sign
up for our mid-week, small-group Communities. Read the newsletter
- DOJ: FAMILY CAN'T RUN THEIR BUSINESS AS CATHOLICS
By Terence P. Jeffrey - July 25, 2012 - William, Paul and James
Newland and their sister, Christine Ketterhagen, who together
own Hercules Industries, have no right to conduct their family
business in a manner that comports with their Catholic faith.
The federal government can and will compel them to either surrender
their business or to engage in activities the Catholic faith
teaches are intrinsically immoral.
- This is exactly what President Barack Obama's Justice Department
told a U.S. district court in a formal filing last week.
- Never before has an administration taken such a bold step
to strip Americans of the freedom of conscience a right
for which, over the centuries, many Christian martyrs have laid
down their lives, and which our Founding Fathers took great care
to protect in a First Amendment that expressly guarantees the
free exercise of religion.... The Newland family owns and operates
Hercules Industries, a Colorado-based corporation that manufactures
heating, ventilation and air-conditioning equipment. Through
their hard work and dedication, and through their willingness
to reinvest their own money in building their family business,
they have managed to create jobs for 265 people while exerting
a positive influence on the communities they serve. The whole
- ABOUT THE VATICAN'S CALL FOR A WORLD POLITICAL AUTHORITY
- Posted on October 26, 2011 by Dr. Eowyn - Two days ago, on
October 24, 2011, the Vatican issued a curious
document calling for the creation of a supranational
global political Authority and a central world bank to
manage and cure the ills of the worlds economies. The
proposal, Note on the reform of the international financial
and monetary systems in the context of global public authority
(henceforth, The Note), was not authored by the Pope
but by the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace (PCJP). Nevertheless,
the PCJP is a part of the Roman
Curia or the Holy See, the leaders of the PCJP are appointed
by the Pope, and The Note liberally references and quotes past
and present popes. Given all this, one can only conclude that
The Note has Pope
Benedict XVIs approval.
- The Note begins by declaring:
- The economic and financial crisis which the world is
going through calls everyone, individuals and peoples, to examine
in depth the principles and the cultural and moral values at
the basis of social coexistence. [...] as Benedict XVI teaches,
the crisis obliges us to re-plan our journey, to set ourselves
new rules and to discover new forms of commitment, to build on
positive experiences and to reject negative ones. The crisis
thus becomes an opportunity for discernment, in which to shape
a new vision for the future. In this spirit, with confidence
rather than resignation, it is appropriate to address the difficulties
of the present time.
- The author(s) of the Note attributes the global economic
crisis to mainly two factors:
- ¦Economic liberalism, i.e., the free market;
¦Problems of personal and national ethics of greed
and unbridled materialism.
All of which, The Note maintains, has led to great inequalities,
between/among nations and peoples, and a seemingly intractable
global economic crisis. Continued: http://fellowshipofminds.wordpress.com/2011/10/26/about-the-vaticans-call-
- CARDINAL PETER KODWO APPIAH TURKSON COULD WELL BE THE NEXT
'POPE' [SOME BELIEVE THAT THE NEXT POPE WON'T HAVE THE 'POPE'
- The PCJPs president is 63-year-old native of Ghana,
Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson, who was appointed by none
other than Pope Benedict XVI himself in 2009.
- Cardinal Peter Turkson
Turkson also is a member of other important institutions in the
Vatican: the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples,
the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the
Sacraments, the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity,
the Pontifical Commission for the Cultural Heritage of the Church
and the Pontifical Committee for International Eucharistic Congresses.
- Turksons most recent appointment may be the most important.
On 16 October 2010 Pope Benedict appointed him as a member of
the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith the same
institution that Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger had headed, before
he was chosen to succeed Pope John Paul II, and so became Benedict
- Clearly, Peter Turkson is being groomed for high office.
Indeed, Wikipedias entry on him says that Peter Turkson
is considered papabile, which means a cardinal of whom
it is thought likely or possible that he will be elected pope.
A literal English translation would be popeable or
one who might become pope.
- Wikipedia also identifies Peter Turkson him as being the
source of The Note:
- In response to the global economic crisis started in
2008, Cardinal Turkson together with bishop Mario Toso elaborated
a proposal to reform the International Financial System by creating
a Global Public Authority and a Global Bank that consider the
interest of all developing countries. The document of 40 pages
was officially presented in October 2011
- If The Note sounds familiar to some, that is not surprising.
It is merely that neo-Marxist Liberation Theology in a
new and global garb the same liberation theology repudiated
by the Vaticans Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith
in 1984 and 1986.
- In a speech, Protecting Human Life and Dignity: Promoting
a Just Economy, which Turkson delivered at the Social Ministry
Gathering in Washington, D.C., February 13-16, 2011, the cardinal
said the following:
- The first step is surely to face the difficulties
of the present time, not with ready-made answers or simplistic
(/simplifying) ideologies, but with a realistic attitude and
with discernment. [...] In order to confront the problems of
our world we must first study them, we must learn to SEE them
clearly and recognize what constitutes injustice at every level.
Seeing demands more than a glance based on presumptions
of ideology or prejudice (even political affiliation: Republican
or Democrat). Rather, using the available scientific tools, we
must conduct a rigorous analysis of social conditions, their
causes and interconnections, their effects, especially on the
poor and marginalized, and the contemporary experiences of the
People of God who struggle. Beside an empirical analysis, we
make use of biblical insight, the tradition of our Churchs
social teaching, theological reflection to judge
the situation described. And out of this effort which
sometimes entails solitary research but which often is a collaborative
task emerges a way forward and proposals of what to do
and how to act.
- I humbly suggest that the good Cardinal Peter Turkson should
take his own admonishments to heart and refrain from prescribing
to the world the simplistic/simplifying ideology
and presumptions of Marxism.
- I will now end this post with this last little nugget:
- St. Malachy (1094-1148), the first Irish saint in the Catholic
Church, prophesied that the last pope would be one Peter
the Roman: http://fellowshipofminds.wordpress.com/2011/10/26/about-the-vaticans-call-for-a-global-political-authority/
- JPMORGAN COMPLICIT IN VATICAN BANK MONEY-LAUNDERING
The Council of Europe presented a preliminary report in Strasbourg
Wednesday on massive money-laundering by the Vatican. As JPMorgan
[Rothschild] was the Vatican's chief bank until the scandal broke,
The Morgue may soon have a much bigger scandal and PR nightmare
on its hands than simply a $9 billion derivatives loss. "It
is clear JPMorgan is complicit with the Vatican in money-laundering
in Europe having abetted Vatican bank money-laundering and fraud
by allowing IRS-defined suspicious transactions pass through
- From the Silver Vigilante:
This financial account allegedly processed more than a billion
euros for the Vatican bank through last year. Italian investigators
suspect the account was used to launder funds from dubious
sources. According to the strict anti-money-laundering
laws to which financial institutions are supposed to be held,
JPMorgan should be considered a primary suspect in massive money-laundering
operations in Europe, centered at the Vatican bank. Considering
the blatant record amassed by the Vatican its fraudulent
and illegal dealings JPMorgan worked as one of the popes
banksters with complete disregard for moral hazard...."
- TRANSPARENCY VS. MONEY LAUNDERING
Catholic Church Fears Growing Vatican Bank Scandal By Andreas
Wassermann and Peter Wensierski - A new scandal threatens to
engulf the Catholic Church and this time the focus is money.
Senior Vatican officials are battling over the future of the
Vatican bank. While some would like total transparency, dubious
transactions from the past and present could harm the Church's
image. Full story: http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/a-growing-vatican-bank-scandal-
- GAY MARRIAGE ENDORSEMENT, OBAMA'S DOWNFALL OR IS IT?
Gay marriage opponents are predicting President Barack Obama's
public endorsement of same-sex marriage will hurt his re-election
chances. Ohio, Florida and most recently, North Carolina have
all passed constitutional amendments banning same-sex marriage.
National Organization for Marriage president Brian Brown pushed
back against recent polling that shows Americans' views shifting
rapidly in favor of same-sex marriage, claiming they often used
'biased' polling questions.
- By Rebekah Metzler - June 6, 2012 RSS Feed Print Gay marriage
opponents predict President Barack Obama's public endorsement
of same-sex marriage will hurt his re-election chances and pledge
to push the issue in key swing states. Officials at the National
Organization for Marriage, a political group that helps fund
state-based campaigns against gay marriage, had already denounced
the president's position and said Tuesday they are confident
their efforts will help ensure a victory for Republican nominee
- "I believe that this will lead to President Obama being
a one-term president," said NOM president Brian Brown, during
a call with reporters. "If you look at key swing statesOhio,
Florida, North Carolina, Iowathose are all states where
you had overwhelming majorities vote to protect marriage, and
I think that we are going to focus on making very clear that
this is a key distinction obviously." Continued: http://www.usnews.com/news/blogs/ballot-2012/2012/06/06/national-
- OUR 'CHRISTIAN' DAYS ARE NUMBERED
- ADL HAS SHUT DOWN ANGLO-SAXONISRAEL.COM
Date: Jul 26, 2012 4:26 AM Attachments: ADL intimidation.pdf
- Folks, I knew this day was coming; and it has arrived. The
ADL [HAS] is trying to shut down my website, www.anglo-saxonisrael.com
They are trying to intimidate the company that hosts my website.
We all know what happens when the ADL threatens a company with
a Jewish boycott. Attached is the letter they sent to my hosting
service, accusing me of violating the terms of service. As you
can see, no specific charges were made, just a vague accusation.
I need your prayers and support. ..
Praise Yahweh the Father and Yhashua the Son and Shekinah the
Amen, Pastor Eli James
ISRAEL LEGISLATOR RIPS APART BIBLE
- Friday Church News Notes, July 27, 2012 - A member of Israels
Knesset ripped the New Testament out of a Bible in a public demonstration
recently. Michael Ben-Ari said he stands by his action, claiming
that the Christian Bible led to the murder of millions
of Jews in the Inquisition and throughout history (Ben-Ari
Unapologetic, Arutz Sheva, July 18, 2012). The Bible desecrated
by Ben-Ari was one of the copies that were sent to each of the
Knesset members by a publisher. Here we are reminded of the reproach
that has been brought upon the New Testament faith by the harlot
church in Rome and its vicious, unscriptural actions.
- The New Testament does not authorize the persecution of the
Jews or of anyone else. Roman Catholicism is a terrible corruption
of true New Testament Christianity. If Ben-Ari would do more
careful historical research, he would learn that Rome hated Bible-believing
Christians as much as she hated Jews. It is true that the New
Testament puts the blame for the crucifixion of Jesus at the
feet of the Jewish leaders of that day. They rejected Him as
their Messiah in spite of the fact that He fulfilled the Messianic
prophecies, and they even rejected Pilates efforts to release
Jesus, crying out, Crucify him, crucify him, and,
We have no king but Caesar (John 19:15-16).
- But Bible-believing Christians do not hate the Jews and never
have. We know that we are not better than any other men and that
only by Gods grace are we saved. The nation Israel is in
Gods hands, and we pray for the peace of Jerusalem because
that is the glorious day that Christ will reign over the whole
earth. The story of the crucifixion doesnt stop with the
part played by the Jews. The New Testament also puts the blame
on the Roman government. In fact, it puts the blame upon the
head of every sinner, because the Son of God would not have died
had it not been for His love for sinners and His desire to redeem
- As Jesus said to Pilate, Thou couldest have no power
at all against me, except it were given thee from above
(John 19:11). The Messianic prophecies explain exactly why Jesus
died: But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was
bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was
upon him; and with his stripes we are healed (Isaiah 53:5).
THE NEW FACE OF INTERFAITH DIALOGUE
Interreligious dialogue is nothing new, but the way ministers
and others are going about it is changing.
By Jeff Brumley - Interfaith dialogue is on the rise, not just
in formal conversations led by judicatory leaders but in local
communities where friendships forge as ministers of various faiths
work together for common goals amid increasing religious diversity
in the Bible belt. Kyle Reese, pastor at Hendricks Avenue Baptist
in Jacksonville, Fla., has been highly visible in community interfaith
efforts, especially in his dialogue with Muslim and Jewish spiritual
leaders. He refers to Imam Joe Bradford as best friend
as he does a rabbi and an Orthodox Christian priest.
- Pastor Steve Jones, who made headlines working with Jews
and Muslims to tackle social injustice in Birmingham, Ala., said
the same about Rabbi Jonathan Miller. I am closer to these
guys than I am with many other Baptist ministers, said
Jones, the senior pastor of Southside Baptist Church.
- Expert: 9-11 changed interfaith
- The emergence of a more grassroots, relational interfaith
movement can be attributed to 9/11 and its aftermath, said Antonios
Kireopoulos, who oversees interfaith issues for the New York-based
National Council of Churches.
- The attacks generated both suspicion and curiosity about
Islam that raised interest in dialogue 10, 20 and 100 fold,
he said. He noted a growing Baptist-Muslim dialogue
in the form of pulpit swaps and practical alliances on local
- Pastor: Quest to befriend Muslims Continued:
- ANNUAL DAY OF PRAYER PROCLAMATION IN DISPUTE
- The Washington Times - Wednesday, July 4, 2012 - Colorado
Attorney General John W. Suthers is appealing a state appeals
- DENVER Colorado is embroiled in a legal battle over
the constitutionality of the National Day of Prayer proclamation.
Attorney General John W. Suthers filed a notice of appeal last
month to the Colorado Supreme Court after a state appeals court
declared the proclamation unconstitutional, saying it represents
a government endorsement of religion. The president and governors
in all 50 states, including Colorado, for years have issued proclamations
declaring the National Day of Prayer on the first Thursday in
May. The event is run by the National Day of Prayer Task Force
in Colorado Springs. In his petition, Mr. Suthers argued that
the governor issues hundreds of ceremonial proclamations every
year, none of which compels citizens to support or comply with
the event or cause being honored.
- By acknowledging various events, anniversaries, and
civic accomplishments, the governor is by no means endorsing
or favoring every one of the individuals recognized
or the causes that the requesting groups support, Mr. Suthers
said in the 24-page filing. Rather, honorary proclamations
simply acknowledge the activities of individuals and civic groups.
- Patrick Elliott, staff attorney with the Freedom From Religion
Foundation, which filed the lawsuit in 2008, said the lower-court
ruling should stand.
- The Colorado Day of Prayer was found to be unconstitutional,
Mr. Elliott said. Theres no need for the state Supreme
Court to review that decision, as it was well-backed by precedent.
If the court does decide to take the case, we feel we will prevail.
The Colorado Court of Appeals ruled May 10 that a reasonable
observer would conclude that [the proclamations] send the message
that those who pray are favored members of the Colorado political
community, and that those who do not pray do not enjoy that favored
- WHY GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY? MOST U.S.PRESIDENTS RECEIVED THEIR
- [From Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaJump to: navigation,
search Most U.S. presidents received a college education, even
most of the earliest. Of the first seven presidents, five were
college graduates. College degrees have set presidents apart
from the general population, and presidents have held such a
degree even when this was extremely rare and, indeed, unnecessary
for practicing most occupations, including law. Of the forty-three
men to have been President, twenty-four of them graduated from
a private college, nine graduated from a public college, and
ten did not graduate from a college. Except for Grover Cleveland
and Harry S Truman, every president since 1869 has had a degree.]
- GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY
- Georgetown University, Washington, District
of Columbia, "is the oldest Catholic
literary establishment in the United
States. It was founded immediately after the Revolutionary
War, by the incorporated Catholic
Clergy of Maryland,
who selected from their Body Trustees, and invested them with
full power to choose a President and appoint Professors. Since
the year 1805, it has been under the direction of Society
of Jesus" (The Laity's Directory, 1822).
- Origin and founder
In treating of the origin of Geogetown University, its chronicles
and historians are wont to refer to earlier schools in Maryland,
projected or carried on by the Jesuits. It is true that Father
Ferdinand Poulton, a few years after the settlement of St. Mary's,
wrote to the general of the society about the prospects of founding
a college in the infant colony; and the general answered, in
1640: "The hope held out of a college I am happy to entertain;
and, when it shall have matured, I will not be backward in extending
my approval". But the times were not favourable. The laws
against Catholic education and educators were so stringent during
the greater part of the Maryland colonial period that it was
only at intervals, for brief spaces of time, and by stealth,
that the Jesuits, always solicitous for the education of youth,
were able to conduct a school. Such a school was at Bohemia,
in Cecil County; it numbered among its scholars John Carroll,
the founder of Georgetown College. Continued: http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/06458a.htm
- FAMED CRYSTAL CATHEDRAL TO BECOME CATHOLIC CHURCH
June 27, 2012, 7:11 p.m. EDT AP AP - GARDEN GROVE, Calif. (AP)
Retired schoolteacher Dolores Rommel has followed the
Rev. Robert H. Schuller almost her entire adult life: She was
baptized in his church as a young woman, sent her children to
his Sunday school and laid her husband to rest near the soaring,
glass-paned Crystal Cathedral that was to be the televangelist's
- But when the Roman Catholic church bought the famous sanctuary
and its cemetery in bankruptcy court last year, Rommel began
looking for another spiritual home. She has resigned herself
to being entombed in a Catholic cemetery so she can be near her
husband, but not without plenty of soul-searching.
- "I have no choice. I am going to be buried there because
that was his choice and we paid a lot for that vault," said
Rommel, who bought a two-casket tomb with her husband in 1997.
"At the time, who would know that this was going to happen?"
- The Crystal Cathedral congregation recently announced that
it will vacate its modernist steel-and-glass church by June 2013.
The Diocese of Orange renamed the church Christ Cathedral earlier
this month and plans to turn the Protestant landmark where the
"Hour of Power" TV ministry is based into its spiritual
and administrative headquarters. The fast-growing, 1.2 million-person
diocese bought the church campus for nearly $58 million last
- HOMOSEXUAL ACTIVIST CALLS SOUTHERN BAPTISTS HOLY TERRORISTS
- July 6, 2012, David Cloud - In the continuing attack upon
anyone who speaks out against homosexuality at any level, for
any reason, with any attitude, a homosexual rights activist has
called Southern Baptists holy terrorists for passing
a resolution opposing special rights for homosexuals. The resolution,
which was passed nearly unanimously at the Conventions
annual meeting in June in New Orleans, states that marriage is
the exclusive union of one man and one woman and
that all sexual behavior outside of marriage is sinful.
The newly elected black president of the SBC, Fred Luter, supported
the resolution, saying, If God says its wrong, then
its wrong. The resolutions simple affirmation
of the Bibles clear teaching enraged Soulforce founder
Mel White so much that he labeled it terrorism. He said, Terrorists
use the fear of human violence to exert their will over individuals
and nations. Holy terrorists use the fear of Gods
violence to exert their will in the same way (SBC
Gay Stance, Associated Baptist Press, June 27, 2012). White
ridiculously claims that Southern Baptists are at war with homosexuals
and complained that the government doesnt condemn
and confront Bible-believing Christians as terrorists.
It appears that homosexual activists like White dont merely
want equal civil rights, they oppose the U.S. Constitutions
guarantee of freedom of speech and freedom of religion and aim
to intimidate and ultimately shut down anyone who would label
homosexuality a sin. White implies that a God who would send
homosexuals to hell for their lifestyle is a terrorist.
In fact, the God of the Bible is a holy God who demands obedience
from His creatures, and for that reason all men are under His
just condemnation for all men are sinners (Romans 3:23). But
God is also a compassionate God. In fact, five times the Bible
says He is full of compassion. The infinite God is
filled to the brim with compassion. This great compassion was
displayed most brilliantly when the Son of God suffered, bled,
and died on the cross for the sins of the world. The best-known
verse in the Bible reveals that it was love that motivated God
to give His only begotten Son to provide the atonement so that
whosever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting
life (John 3:16). It is blasphemous to call the God of
Scripture a terrorist for judging sin, when He has Himself paid
the full price that His law demands. Jesus drank the cup of Gods
holy and just wrath to the full on the cross. God does require
that sinners repent, though, and this applies to all sinners:
blasphemers, murderers, liars, thieves, adulterers, and homosexuals.
Jesus warned that those who do not repent will perish (Luke 13:3,
5). As for the hate campaigns of homosexual activists, we dont
need to do anything but walk in Gods will and wait on Him,
because that holy terrorist who wrote Psalm 37 said:
Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou
envious against the workers of iniquity. For they shall soon
be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb
(Psalm 37:1-2). Source: Church News http://www.wayoflife.org
- CHRISTIAN PREACHERS TAUNT MUSLIMS IN DETROIT
AND ARE PHYSICALLY ASSAULTED
- July 6, 2012, David Cloud - At the three-day Arab International
Festival in Dearborn, Michigan, a group of street preachers taunted
Muslims and became the objects of an angry, violent response.
The group, led by Reuben Israel of California, hoisted a pigs
head on a pole as a brash affront to Muslims and held up signs
calling Muhammed a child molesting pervert, among
other things. Israel founded Bible Believers and
Official Street Preachers in the 1980s to focus on
confrontational evangelism and home Bible studies
(which is the essence of their churches) and claims
40 chapters nationwide. They are ecumenical, working
with churches from many denominations, and Israel belittles
Christians who meet on Sunday for church instead of being out
on the streets preaching (Bro. Reubens Story,
OfficialStreetPreachers.com). The U.S. Constitution guarantees
free speech and the police and courts are obliged to protect
free speech (which they no longer consistently do), and they
are obliged to punish lawbreakers like the Muslims who assaulted
the preachers (which they didnt), but I wonder what Israel
and gang actually thought would happen in response to such antics?
In a video of the encounter, a member of the group angrily shouts
to a Muslim boy, Youre going to go straight to hell,
you little dirtbag, wicked heathen. ... God is going to melt
you one day in hell. Predictably, some of the young Muslims
responded aggressively, yelling Allahu Akbar (Allah
is greatest) and throwing bottles, cans, plastic crates, and
pieces of concrete. Meanwhile, the Detroit Free Press reported,
Other missionaries at the festival were less confrontational,
handing out fliers telling Muslims to convert and handing out
free Christian books. The Lord Jesus warned often about
hell, but he did not get in peoples faces like
this and taunt them with eternal destruction with an attitude
of near glee. Neither did the apostles and preachers in the early
churches, as we see in the book of Acts. When Paul preached to
the idolators in Athens, he didnt taunt them about their
paganism, hold up a sign mocking Athena, and angrily tell the
people that God was going to melt them in hell. He didnt
scream antagonistic slogans. He preached the truth plainly but
calmly and wisely, exposing the error of idolatry with the truth
of Gods character, and calling on them to repent. It is
necessary to preach repentance. We preach it and believe in it
and demand it of those who claim to be saved. Weve preached
repentance for decades in one of the darkest parts of the world,
both on and off the streets. But Pauls preaching of repentance
doesnt add up to the Official Street Preachers preaching
of repentance. When the crowds attacked the apostles in the first
century, as they often did, it wasnt because the apostles
had taunted their religion, whether it be Judaism or paganism.
The gospel that we are to preach to every creature
(Mark 16:15) was summarized by Paul in 1 Corinthians 15:3-4.
For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also
received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the
scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the
third day according to the scriptures. There is no taunting
of sinners or mocking of false religion in the gospel. Reuben
Israel uses Jonah and John the Baptist as examples for his street
preaching, but they werent preaching the gospel of Jesus
Christ. He doesnt rightly divide the Scripture. I have
viewed photos of Official Street Preachers signs, and they state
things such as God hates you Sodomites and homo
sex is sin and Islam is the religion of murder.
What sinner has ever come to Christ through the avenue of taunting
and mocking ridicule? In Acts 1:8 we are instructed to preach
Jesus, and when we lift up Jesus, God draws men to salvation
(John 12:32). Source: Church News http://www.wayoflife.org
- PASTOR OF SINGAPORES LARGEST CHURCH ARRESTED FOR MISUSE
OF CHURCH FUNDS
- July 6, 2012, David Cloud - In the latest of the moral scandals
that have plagued the Pentecostal movement since its inception,
Kong Hee, pastor of the largest church in Singapore, has been
charged with misappropriating US$18 million in church funds to
help his wifes pop music career. Kong Hee, founder of City
Harvest Church, was arrested on Wednesday and charged with conspiracy
to commit criminal breach of trust. Police said four other church
leaders will be charged with breach of trust and conspiracy to
commit falsification of accounts (Christian Pastor Arrested
in Singapore, The Blaze, June 26, 2012). Kong Hees
wife, Ho Yeow Sun, is a Chinese pop singer and lives a pop stars
sensual lifestyle, complete with immodest dress and champagne
parties. In past years, Sun was a co-pastor of City Harvest.
There really should be no surprise when an apostate church lives
according to its own lusts, as this was prophesied in Scripture
(2 Timothy 4:3-4). Source: Church News http://www.wayoflife.org
- ANTI-SPANKING LAW IN DELAWARE
- July 6, 2012, David Cloud - The following is excerpted from
Senate Bill Outlaws Spanking, Home School Legal
Defense Association, June 26, 2012: A bill that would make
it a crime for a parent to spank a child is moving quickly through
the Delaware General Assembly. Senate Bill 234, sponsored by
Senate Majority Leader Patricia M. Blevins (District 7), creates
a definition of the term physical injury in the child
abuse and neglect laws to include pain. Currently
the law permits a parent to use force to punish a child for misconduct,
but it prohibits any act that is likely to cause or does cause
physical injury. By redefining physical injury to
include the infliction of pain on a child, spanking would become
a crime in Delaware punishable by imprisonment. Under the proposed
law, a parent causing physical injury (e.g., pain)
to a child under age 18 would be guilty of a class A misdemeanor
and subject to one year in prison. A parent causing pain to a
child who was three years of age or younger would be guilty of
a class G felony and subject to two years in prison. This bill
passed the Senate unanimously on June 19, 2012, by a vote of
210. If this bill passes, Delaware would become the first
state in the nation to outlaw corporal discipline of children
by their parents. Delaware First Media says bill has been
spearheaded by Attorney General Beau Biden, the son of Vice President
Joe Biden (Bill Aims to Strengthen Child Abuse Laws,
DFMNews, June 13, 2012). Source: Church News http://www.wayoflife.org
- GERMAN COURT RULES AGAINST CIRCUMCISION
- July 6, 2012, Dave Cloud - The following is excerpted from
German Court Makes Circumcision for Religious Reasons a
Crime, CNSNews.com, June 27, 2012: A German court
has ruled that circumcising male infants for religious reasons,
as Jews in particular have done for thousands of years, constitutes
grievous bodily harm and is a crime, regardless of parental consent.
A public health specialist who is also a traditional Jewish circumciser
called the ruling stupid, suggesting Wednesday that
while politically-correct modern liberal thinkers
would not be open to persuasion about Jewish values, they should
at least consider studies finding wide-ranging health benefits
from the procedure. In a ruling bound to fuel a long-running
debate over circumcision, a regional court in Cologne said Tuesday
that the fundamental right of the child to bodily integrity
outweighed the fundamental rights of the parents. ... For
Jews, however, circumcision of baby boys at eight days has been
a key tenet of faith for some 4,000 years. Prescribed by God
in Genesis 17. Source: Church News http://www.wayoflife.org
- THE NEW SPIRITUALITY AND THE NEW GOD
- July 6, 2012, Dave Cloud - The end-time apostasy that is
creating the one world church is not a formal thing.
It is not a church in an institutional sense, though Rome still
lies at its heart. It is a shared spirit and a shared philosophy.
It is an attitude of me-first, a rejection of absolute truth
and enforced discipline. It was described in a recent report
about the resignation of Rowan Williams as Archbishop of Canterbury.
Describing the rejection of ecclesiastical authority figures,
including pastors, Diana Butler Bass observed: ... regular
people confidently assert that spirituality is a grassroots adventure
of seeking God, a journey of insight and inspiration involving
authenticity and purpose that might or might not happen in a
church, synagogue or mosque. Spirituality is an expression of
bottom-up faith and does not always fit into accepted patterns
of theology or practice (When spirituality and religion
collide, USA Today, April 15, 2012). The new spirituality
is focused on this world and proceeds from the god of this world.
It is a brazen rejection of the Almighty Creator God and His
holy laws. It is the creation of idols such as The Shack god.
Its not new, of course, as it originated in ancient Babel.
The end-time apostasy is described in great detail in 2 Timothy
3-4. The apostle Paul prophesied that in the last days men
shall be lovers of their own selves ... proud ... unholy ...
despisers of those that are good. ... heady, highminded, lovers
of pleasures more than lovers of God, having a form of godliness,
but denying the power thereof. ... Ever learning, and never able
to come to the knowledge of the truth. ... they will not endure
sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to
themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn
away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
Source: Church News http://www.wayoflife.org
- EPISCOPAL BISHOPS OK TRIAL GAY BLESSING PRAYER
RACHEL ZOLL - From Associated Press - July 09, 2012 10:51 PM
Episcopal bishops approved an official prayer service for blessing
same-sex couples Monday at a national convention that also cleared
the way for transgender ordination.
- At the Episcopal General Convention in Indianapolis, the
House of Bishops voted 111-41, with three abstentions, to authorize
a provisional rite for same-sex unions for the next three years.
The liturgy next goes to convention's deputies for their authorization.
- In a separate vote Monday, the full convention approved new
anti-discrimination language for transgendered clergy candidates
and church members. Some dioceses already ordain transgendered
people or elect them to positions of parish leadership. However,
advocates for the amendment argued they needed an explicit statement
of acceptance as the churchwide policy.
- The Rev. Carla Robinson, who is transgendered and a vicar
of All Saints Church in Seattle, said she was lucky to have the
backing of parishes and bishops when she was considering ordination,
but she said others haven't had the same support. Continued:
- 60 DAYS IN PRISON AND A $12,180 FINE FOR HOSTING A
HOME BIBLE STUDY IN ARIZONA
- Michael Snyder - The American Dream - Monday, July 9, 2012
- The war on home Bible studies and house churches is heating
up again. Down in Phoenix, Arizona a man has been sentenced to
60 days in prison and has been fined $12,180 for hosting a Bible
study in his home. Since 2005, Michael Salman and his wife have
been hosting gatherings of about 15 or 20 people where they share
food, fellowship and discuss the Bible. Unfortunately, that kind
of thing is against the law in Phoenix, Arizona apparently. At
one point, nearly a dozen armed police officers raided their
home and evidence of their crimes was
gathered. Michael Salman was found guilty of 67 code violations,
and now he is going to be ripped away from his family and put
in prison for two months. In addition, the assistant city prosecutor
is asking the court to revoke his probation and convert
it into a 2 1/2 year jail sentence since he continues to hold
worship gatherings on his property despite court orders.
This kind of case has the potential to have a huge chilling
effect on home gatherings of all kinds all over the United
States. You may be thinking that you are glad that this man is
being put in prison because you arent a Christian and you
dont have any sympathy for Christians. Continued:
- GOOGLE LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN TO FORCE GLOBAL TOLERANCE OF HOMOSEXUALITY
- Written by Dave Bohon Thursday, 12 July 2012 12:29 - One
of the most powerful and ubiquitous online entities in the world
is using its influence to try to force tolerance of homosexuality
on the entire world. Google, which in June banned guns and ammunition
from its online shopping site as unsafe for families, announced
the launch of its Legalize Love campaign July 7 to
pressure countries that either do not recognize gay rights
or outlaw homosexual behavior altogether to change their laws.
In its rollout of the project, the Fortune 500 company attempted
to frame its crusade as an attempt to promote safer conditions
for homosexuals in countries where Google has offices. We
want our employees who are gay or lesbian or transgender to have
the same experience outside the office as they do in the office,
Mark Palmer-Edgecumbe, Googles head of Diversity and Inclusion
for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa told the Global LGBT
Workplace Summit in London. He said that Google is initiating
the campaign in both Singapore and Poland, with plans to extend
the crusade to other countries that dont embrace homosexuality.
- Palmer-Edgecumbe specifically targeted Singapore in his press
conference, saying that the country wants to be a global
financial center and world leader and we can push them on the
fact that being a global center and a world leader means you
have to treat all people the same, irrespective of their sexual
- According to Fox News, the search-engine giant insists its
campaign is not politically motivated, but believes discrimination
against gays hurts the international business climate.
We have had a number of instances where we have been trying
to hire people into countries where there are these issues and
have been unable to put the best person into a job in that country,
Fox quoted Palmer-Edgecumbe as saying. Continued: http://thenewamerican.com/culture/family/
- KEY MORMON FAMILIES ARE LINING UP BEHIND MITT ROMNEY
- These Mormon supporters could be a roster of future ambassadors
and cabinet members
- NEWS BRIEF: "Mormons First Families Rally Behind Romney
", The New York Times, July 16, 2012
- released by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,
Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney, right, and his wife Ann,
right, greet Utah Sen. Bob Bennett, left, during the funeral
service of Gordon B. Hinckley, president of the Mormon church,
Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008, in Salt Lake City. Associated Press photo
Descendants of the "first families of Mormonism," such
as the Marriotts, Rollinses and Gardners, have helped open doors
for Mitt Romney, New York Times reporter Jim Rutenberg suggests
in a new article. The ties to Romney run deeper than a shared
faith, though, and delve into a history of overcoming challenges
and rising to wealth and success.
- "Mr. Romney's candidacy has produced great pride among
many Mormons, known officially as members of the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter-day Saints. But for this core group of the religion's
most prominent families, the ties to Mr. Romney go deeper. They
share with him not only a faith, but also a dramatic history
in which they have scaled the ladder of American society, starting
as vilified outsiders and, after helping to settle the American
West, rising to the heights of wealth and success within four
generations," Rutenberg wrote. Continued:
- BLOOMBERG NEWS: GOLDMAN EMPLOYEES JOIN BAIN AS TOP DONORS
TO ROMNEY GROUP
- By Jonathan D. Salant and Julie Bykowicz on July 16, 2012
WHY THE TEA PARTY IS UNCHRISTIAN
- -by Andrew Strom. - I write this as a conservative evangelical
Christian. I am anti-abortion and hold all the usual conservative
views. But I have come to believe that the Tea Party is one of
the most misguided and misleading movements in America
especially since it claims to be so Christian...
So what exactly is the problem with the Teavangelicals?
Below is a very basic list of things that, in my view, make this
movement truly un-Christlike and unchristian:-
- (1) -An Unhealthy Mixing of Christianity with Nationalism-.
When you wrap the cross in the flag so-to-speak,
you instantly distort the entire message and essence of Christianity.
You are taking two totally different kingdoms and
mixing them together. Jesus said: My kingdom is not of
this world. So in mixing Christianity with Nationalism,
you are totally distorting what His kingdom truly stands for.
Thus you get Patriotic actions such as saluting the
flag or the Pledge of Allegiance being seen as Christian
things to do. Marching off to war becomes a Christian
activity. The two kingdoms are being completely confused.
There is a great deal of this happening in the church in America
now and the Tea Party is really pushing it. -Utterly distorting
what real Christianity is all about.
TEA PARTY WHAT a REACTION! Andrew Strom.
- I knew there might be an ugly reaction to my
post last week about the Tea Party, but even so I was pretty
distressed by the personal attacks and nasty remarks. I was saddened
too by the many people who wanted to turn the whole thing into
a POLITICAL debate, when the entire point of my article
was the SPIRITUAL aspect about how aggressive
Political Activism can ruin our Christian witness.
I knew there might be an ugly reaction to my post
last week about the Tea Party, but even so I was pretty distressed
by the personal attacks and nasty remarks. I was saddened too
by the many people who wanted to turn the whole thing into a
POLITICAL debate, when the entire point of my article
was the SPIRITUAL aspect about how aggressive
People accused me of being Anti-American, though
I have said many times how much I love that nation, having lived
there for four years and ministered to Americans for 16 years.
It is my love for that country as well as my love for
Jesus that compels me to speak out. I sense a terrible
ugliness growing in the Christian Politics scene
and it seems to be getting worse. I truly fear for the
future of Christianity in the USA if this ugliness continues.
Others accused me of getting my views from the liberal
media. Actually, I am on the Tea Party mailing List and
I get almost all my info direct from conservative Christians
and Tea Party people. That is what makes it so sad, so ugly and
so unchristian. Continued:
- BLOOD RED RAIN POURS IN INDIA PEOPLE FREAKING OUT
On Thursday, July 5, 2012, around 6:50 p.m. local time, a mysterious
red rain shower fell for about 15 minutes in Kannur, Kerala,
India. Locales within a one kilometer area in the Indian state
of Kerala experienced this phenomenon, as it filled courtyards
with blood red rain and stained peoples clothes pink.
- Nostradamus, Century 2, Quatrain 46
"After a great misery for mankind an even greater approaches.
The great cycle of the centuries is renewed: It will rain blood,
milk, famine, war and disease.In the sky will be seen a fire,
dragging a tail of sparks."
- Kannur block panchayat President Shaija M collected a sample
of the mysterious red rainwater. It was dark and had the smell
of raw beetroot. His first thought was that an animal had been
killed and its blood had mixed with the rainwater in the courtyard.
- THE CHRISTIANS UNITED FOR ISRAEL TOUR
- 9 Minute Video - Max Blumenthal's latest takes us on a shocking
and at times bizarre tour of right-wing Pastor John Hagee's annual
Washington-Israel Summit, blowing the cover off the Christian
Zionist movement in the process. Starring Joe Lieberman, Tom
DeLay, Pastor John Hagee, Ambassador Dore Gold and a host of
rapture-ready evangelicals praying for Armageddon http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article18165.htm
SERVICE MEMBERS TO MARCH IN GAY PRIDE PARADE
JULIE WATSON - From Associated Press - July 19, 2012 7:52 PM
EDT - CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (AP) The Defense Department
on Thursday announced it is allowing service members to march
in uniform in a gay pride parade for the first time in U.S. history.
In a memorandum sent to all its branches, the department said
it was making the allowance for San Diego's Gay Pride Parade
on Saturday even though its policy generally bars troops from
marching in uniform in parades. The Defense Department said it
did so because organizers had encouraged military personnel to
march in their uniform and the event was getting national attention.
- UNIFORM POLICY HITS CLOTHES TO HOME
At San Diego's gay pride parade, it won't be the people who aren't
wearing clothes that attract attention--but the service members
who are. In a decision that would have been unthinkable ten months
ago, the Pentagon has bowed to pressure and granted a "one
time" exception to the military dress code. For the first
time in history, our troops will be allowed to march in tomorrow's
parade in full uniform. It's a radical departure from the long-time
policy which states that uniformed soldiers cannot provide a
platform for a "political message."
What could be more political than rallying alongside half-naked
men, women, and drag queens. According to the
Associated Press, Pentagon officials only agreed to the exemption
because event organizers were encouraging soldiers to march in
uniform, and they were concerned about all the national attention.
Who suspends the rules because they're worried someone might
break them. Not the military I served in. In fact, why bother
with a uniform policy at all if leadership is just going to ignore
it at the first sign of dissent. Defense Department officials
insist the allowance is for this event only--but many think there
will be "no going back" after Saturday.
Just when we thought the Obama administration had exhausted the
ways it can pander to homosexuals in the military, it does this.
What else could the White House possibly do to accommodate gays
and lesbians. Our troops have been disarmed of their faith,
their speech, religious symbols, and now the fair enforcement
of Pentagon policy. The administration is now ordering its military
to yield, not just to the special rights--but demands--of homosexual
activists. And while they may be willing to bend the rules for
this fringe, you can bet Christian soldiers wouldn't enjoy the
same "exemption" if they wore their uniforms to a church
voter drive. Unfortunately for them, the administration's idea
of "equality" is a one-way street.
Meanwhile, no one is enjoying the Pentagon's favoritism more
than the 300 service members signed up to participate in Saturday's
event. "[T]o be able to march in uniform--Wow!" said
a happy Air Force recruiter. "I'm speechless." Believe
me, so are we. Continued: http://www.frc.org/washingtonupdate/uniform-policy-hits-clothes-to-home
THE SATANIC 9/11 RITUAL [BLOOD SACRIFICES] BILL COOPER
ILLUMINATI AGENCA 2012
- Uploaded by Xendrius - This is an important video presenting
Bill Coopers 9/11 prediction, rare 9/11 footage and audio
from his book Behold a Pale Horse and the Illuminati
agenda. Bill Cooper was one of the top conspiracy researchers,
he was active on exposing the Illuminati (secret government)
and most importantly the satanic agenda which is tied in with
the UFO hoax. Here is also a list of the 25 Illuminati princples/goals
that Adam Weishaupt set up after the Rothschilds started financing
the Illuminati conspiracy. The following 25 goals apply to America
and the rest of the world, this is pretty much a step by step
manual on how the Illuminati conspiracy works, basically explains
all the long term plans they had back at the Illuminatis
founding in 1776.
- The 25 Illuminati goals:
- 1. All men are more easily inclined towards evil than good.
2. Preach Liberalism
3. Use the idea of freedom to bring about class wars
- continued: http://www.alphastate.co.za/the-satanic-911-ritual-bill-cooper-illuminati-agenda-2012
- SCIENTOLOGY AND THE OCCULT
Last June, we brought you the first review ofThe Church of Scientology:
A History of a New Religion by Ohio State professor Hugh Urban,
and then the first interview with the good professor himself.
During that interview, Urban told us that he was planning to
continue his research into Scientology, and would be looking
into a variety of areas. But we didnt know that one of
those interests included a closer look at L. Ron Hubbards
wild occult history that preceded his publication of 1950's Dianetics.
- Longtime Scientology watchers will be at least somewhat familiar
with the tale: that after his involvement in WWII, Hubbard shacked
up with Jet Propulsion Lab rocket scientist Jack Parsons, a man
heavily into the occult, and in particular the teachings of The
Great Beast, British occultist Aleister Crowley. You may even
know something about the kinky things Parsons and Hubbard did
trying to create a Moonchild. But what Urban does
in a new piece for the journal Nova Religio is produce a thorough,
academic study of the ways that Crowleys magick
found parallels in what would become Hubbards most famous
- Urban went into some of this material in his book, but he
tells me he wanted to explore it more in depth with this article.
- THANK GOD FOR THE RUSSIANS
by Stephen - Only Russian and Chinese resistance to Western stupidity
is standing between Israel, Syrias Alawite minority, the
Christians in Syria and a bloodbath.
- The Christian church will go the same way as our brothers
in Iraq where the American and British invasion and toppling
of Saddam, despotic as he was, has led directly to systematic
persecution of the Christian church. In every country affected
by the Arab Spring the writing is on the wall for
Christians. Similarly in Syria, if the Islamic fundamentalist
rebels gain power, they will be gradually exterminated.
- The same fate will befall the Alawites, of whom President
Assad is the most prominent figure, if his secular regime falls.
- And if Syrias stock of chemical and biological weapons
falls into the hands of the Islamic rebels, there could be carnage
both in Syria and in Israel. Sales of gas masks are already booming
in the latter.
- Britain is fanning the flames of violence
- Russia has said that Western and Saudi calls for Syrian President
Bashar al-Assad to step down are blocking efforts to end 16 months
of unrest in the country, reports Israel Nation News.
- Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warned that such calls
made by the United States, Britain, several European and
Arab governments and Turkey were fanning the flames of
violence. Support for Syrian rebel groups was tantamount to backing
terrorism, he said. Continued: http://www.christianvoice.org.uk/?p=3832
- DESTROY ALL CHURCHES
- On 12th March this year, Sheik Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah, the
grand mufti of Saudi Arabia, declared that it is necessary
to destroy all the churches of the region. The mufti based
his decision on a story that on his deathbed, Muhammad declared,
There are not to be two religions in the [Arabian] Peninsula.
- Churches have always been banned in Saudi Arabia, but in
the Iraq of Saddam Hussein, in Syria, and in other Muslim lands
before they came under the sway of the George Soros-funded Muslim
Brotherhood, Christians were allowed to practise their faith
and formed a thriving minority community.
- As the Washington Times reported at the time: This
is not a small-time radical imam trying to stir up his followers
with fiery hate speech. This was a considered, deliberate and
specific ruling from one of the most important leaders in the
Muslim world. It does not just create a religious obligation
for those over whom the mufti has direct authority; it is also
a signal to others in the Muslim world that destroying churches
is not only permitted but mandatory.
- Saudi Arabia is supporting the Syrian rebels with money and
- EDITORIAL: DESTROY ALL CHURCHES
OBAMA SILENT WHILE SAUDI GRAND MUFTI TARGETS CHRISTIANITY
The Washington Times - Friday, March 16, 2012 - Islamic eggstremism
by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times If the pope called
for the destruction of all the mosques in Europe, the uproar
would be cataclysmic. Pundits would lambaste the church, the
White House would rush out a statement of deep concern, and rioters
in the Middle East would kill each other in their grief. But
when the most influential leader in the Muslim world issues a
fatwa to destroy Christian churches, the silence is deafening.
On March 12, Sheik Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah, the grand mufti of
Saudi Arabia, declared that it is 'necessary to destroy all the
churches of the region.' The ruling came in response to a query
from a Kuwaiti delegation over proposed legislation to prevent
construction of churches in the emirate. The mufti based his
decision on a story that on his deathbed, Muhammad declared,
"There are not to be two religions in the [Arabian] Peninsula."
This passage has long been used to justify intolerance in the
kingdom. Churches have always been banned in Saudi Arabia, and
until recently Jews were not even allowed in the country. Those
wishing to worship in the manner of their choosing must do so
hidden away in private, and even then the morality police have
been known to show up unexpectedly and halt proceedings.
This is not a small-time radical imam trying to stir up his followers
with fiery hate speech. This was a considered, deliberate and
specific ruling from one of the most important leaders in the
Muslim world. It does not just create a religious obligation
for those over whom the mufti has direct authority; it is also
a signal to others in the Muslim world that destroying churches
is not only permitted but mandatory. Continued:
- CREATION SCIENCE MINISTRIES: WHY THE NEW EVANGELICAL PRINCIPLE
- JULY 12, 2012 - David Cloud - Some of the New Evangelical
ministries do a lot of good, and for this reason fundamentalists
are enticed to associate with them. For example, Answers in Genesis
and the Institute for Creation Research do a fantastic job of
defending the literal Genesis account of creation against Darwinian
evolution. Ken Hams Creation Museum is a masterpiece of
biblical apologetics. Ray Comfort does a tremendous job in apologetics
and personal evangelism. I truly and fervently thank the Lord
for what these men are doing for the cause of Christ .......
as far as it goes. The problem is that it doesnt go far
enough, and the part that is lacking is serious.
- What is the problem? Why dont we jump on their bandwagon,
join hands, and do these wonderful works together? (I am not
saying that we wont use some of their materials; I am talking
about joining hands together for ministry.)
- The difference comes back to the issue of separation. They
dont believe in it, and we do. The rejection of separatism
has been the heart of New Evangelicalism for more than half a
century. Harold Ockenga, one of the fathers of the movement,
said, We repudiate separatism. (For documentation
see my book New Evangelicalism: Its History, Characteristics,
and Fruit. It is also available for free in the Topical
Database at the Way of Life web site.) Billy Graham epitomized
and popularized this philosophy. Continued: http://www.wayoflife.org/database/creationscienceministries.html
- THE ROCKEFELLER FOUNDATION PREDICTS
13000 TO DIE FROM BOMBING DURING LONDON'S 2012 OLYMPICS [THE
OLYMPICS ARE FILLED WITH ILLUMINATI SYMBOLS AND REVOLVES AROUND
SUN WORSHIP. THE 1995 ILLUMINATI CARDS HAS A CARD THAT DEPICTS
THE OLYMPICS 2012. PREDICTIONS OF ANOTHER BLOOD SACRIFICE ARE
RUNNING RAMPANT. LET'S HOPE THAT THEY SIMPLY WISH TO MAKE LIARS
OUT OF US. WE ARE PRAYING THAT ALL WILL END WITHOUT INCIDENT.
IT IS SIMPLY TOO HARD TO BELIEVE THAT ANYTHING COULD HAPPEN TO
THE MASONIC HUB 'THE QUEEN OF ENGLAND.'.
- OLYMPICS - RUSSIA'S PUTIN, MEVEDEV TO SEE UK PM AT GAMES
- Fri Jul 27, 2012 6:37am EDT - MOSCOW, July 27 (Reuters) -
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev
will attend the 2012 London Olympics and meet British Prime Minister
David Cameron, Russian authorities said on Friday. The Kremlin
said Putin would make a "short working visit" to Britain
on Aug. 2 to see Cameron and take in some Olympic events. Medvedev's
office said he would fly to London on Friday and lead the official
Russian delegation. It will be Putin's first visit to Britain
in nine years, but any efforts to smooth long-strained ties will
be complicated by deep differences over Syria.
- Relations between the two nations have been troubled for
years by disputes ranging from espionage to human rights. Russia
and Britain remain at odds over the 2006 death from radiation
poisoning in London of Kremlin critic Alexander Litvinenko. Cameron
is likely to press Putin and Medvedev over Syria. Russia has
frustrated efforts by Western nations to put more pressure on
President Bashar al-Assad to end 16 months of bloodshed, blocking
three U.N. Security Council resolutions. Continued:
- TAKE A STAND! RADIO SHOW FEATURING ERIC BARGER WEEKLY
- May 19, 2012 - The Errors of the Emergent Church part 1 (revisited)
- Eric's most requested seminar teaching for conferences and
churches! This week Eric Barger, defines the roots of this unbiblical
movement which has swept through evangelicalism. Learn from Scripture
as Eric outlines both the need and the command we have to "test
everything." Pulling no punches, Eric warns that just as
with the many other cults which has devastated and eternally
destroyed millions, the Emergent Church found its genesis inside
Christendom through captivating teachers and unsuspecting followers
who either didn't know or didn't care about the Scriptural admonition
to abide by the tried and true doctrines which ARE Christianity.
- ERIC BARGER'S 'TAKE A STAND RADIO SHOW' WILL FEATURE PASTOR
JOE SCHIMMEL IN AUGUST 2012 For a list of stations and times
where you can listen visit: www.ericbarger.com/radio.htm
Every episode is archived here: www.ericbarger.com/radio.archive.htm
on mp3s which can be downloaded. 'Take A Stand! Radio Show' airs
on Saturday's at 7:00AM PST and 10:00AM EST if you'd like to
tune in until then. If you miss the shows listen to each program
on mp3s provided. In His name, Good Fight Ministries http://www.goodfight.org
- MAJOR CHURCH'S NEAR MOVE TO DIVEST SIGNALS BEGINNING OF THE
END FOR STATUS QUO IN ISRAEL
Saturday, 07 July 2012 09:39 By Robert Naiman, Truthout - Thursday
night, by what the Christian Science Monitor called the "thinnestof
margins" the General Assembly of the 1.9 million member
Presbyterian Church USA failed to approve a resolution requiring
the church to divest its $20 million investments in Caterpillar,
Motorola, and Hewlett-Packard over the ties of these companies
to the Israeli occupation of the West Bank, Gaza, and East Jerusalem.
- The vote at the PCUSA's General Assembly in Pittsburgh was
333-to-331. In percentage terms, 49.85% were in favor of selective
divestment from the Israeli occupation and 50.15% were opposed.
- No doubt many among what Peter Beinart calls "the American
Jewish establishment" celebrated the result. They had pulled
out the stops to block the Presbyterians' selective divestment
move. 1300 rabbis and 22,000 other Jews wrote to the Presbyterians,
falsely seeking to characterize the proposed move as "the
use of economic leverages against the Jewish state." Continued:
- 'ISRAELI JEWS DON'T HAVE TO GO THROUGH TSA': HOMELAND SECURITY'S
- CATHOLICS INVITED TO LEAD 2012 CELEBRATION
- 23/05/2012 4:30 pm Following the successful street parties
that took place to mark the wedding of Prince William to Kate
Middleton, hundreds of local communities ten times more
in fact are reported to be planning similar parties during
the Queens Diamond Jubilee Celebrations this coming week.
More Than Gold, the churches joint 2012 charity, has partnered
with the ecumenical agency Hope Together to encourage the Christian
community to be at the heart of this summers parties and
to actively build community. James Parker, Catholic Executive
Coordinator for the 2012 Games, said: This summers
festivities have already begun with the arrival of the Torch
Relay. Stories are being carved out of people gathering in their
thousands to welcome the Olympic Torch, giving local communities
the desire to look for more occasions to meet and celebrate together.
These opportunities are of course round the corner with the Diamond
Jubilee only days away and the Olympic and Paralympic Games weeks
- WHAT IS MORE THAN GOLD?
- More than Gold (MTG) was formed in VANCOUVER Canada in 2004,
as a means to use the Olympics as a platform for promoting Church
Unity, with the added Roman Catholic agenda to eventually bring
people directly under Papal subjection. More than Gold Canada
states Our journey began in 2004 when leaders of several
major faith-based organizations and church denominations in Metro
Vancouver / Fraser Valley came together to form the Vancouver
Whistler Games Network (VWGN). It quickly became apparent that
interest was being expressed by a remarkable in fact,
unprecedented range of faith-based groups. In 2008, VWGN
launched More Than Gold (MTG).
- The name and identity of More Than Gold has previously
been successfully used to express Christian involvement at past
major sporting events such as the Commonwealth, Pan Am, and Olympic
Games. In fact, the More Than Gold theme and logo carries a history
that dates back past the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games.
- It was developed by the International Sports Coalition in
association with the Southern Baptist Convention, a non-profit
organization mandated to coordinate the volunteer efforts of
the faith community.
- DO YOU USE THE NIV BIBLE? BETTER WATCH THIS ITS SHOCKING
- THE WORLD COUNCIL OF CHURCHES INCLUDES THE PONTIFICAL COUNCIL
- Ecumenical partners in a particular region are asked to prepare
a basic text on a biblical theme. Then an international group
with WCC-sponsored (Protestant and Orthodox) and Roman Catholic
participants edits this text and ensures that it is linked with
the search for the unity of the church.