CHURCH / PLURALISM
- THERE ARE THOSE WHO BELIEVE
LUCIFER CAN OVERCOME HIS CREATOR GOD
The word Lucifer is only mentioned
once in the KJV Bible
"How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the
morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken
the nations!" Isaiah
14:12 "And there was
war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon;
and the dragon fought and his angels,.. And the great dragon
was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan,
which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth,
and his angels were cast out with him." Revelation 12:7,9
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN GOD IS DONE
WITH SATAN TEMPORARILY AFTER THE SEVEN YEAR TRIBULATION
AND COMPLETELY AT THE END OF THE 1000 YEAR MILLENNIUM?
"And he laid hold on the
dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and
bound him a thousand years, And cast him into the bottomless
pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should
deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be
fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.
And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed
out of his prison, And shall go out to deceive the nations which
are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather
them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of
the sea. And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed
the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire
came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them. And the
devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone,
where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented
day and night for ever and ever. Revelation
20:2,3 & 7-10
THE LAKE OF FIRE IS FOR ALL
THOSE WHO ARE ANTICHRIST, IN OTHER WORDS THOSE WHO REJECT JESUS
CHRIST AS GOD IN FLESH WHO DIED FOR THEIR SINS MAKING ETERNAL
LIFE IN HEAVEN POSSIBLE.
"The Son of man shall
send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom
all things that offend, and them which do iniquity;"
Matthew 13:41 "The same shall drink of the
wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture
into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with
fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in
the presence of the Lamb:" Revelation 14:10 "Then shall
he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed,
into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:"
GOD USES SATAN TO DESTROY THE
"To deliver such an one
unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit
may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus." 1 Corinthians 5:5
SATAN TEMPTS ALL OF US INCLUDING
THE SON OF GOD:
"And saith unto him, If
thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written,
He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their
hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy
foot against a stone. Jesus said unto him, It is written again,
Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God. " Matthew 4:6,7
GOD: "Who maketh his angels
spirits; his ministers a flaming fire:" Psalms 104:4
"And without controversy
great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh,
justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles,
believed on in the world, received up into glory." 1 Timothy 3:16
SATAN BEING AN ANGEL, JESUS
"For verily he took not
on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham."
"Being made so much better
than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent
name than they. For unto which of the angels said he at any time,
Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I
will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son? And again,
when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, he saith,
And let all the angels of God worship him." Hebrews 1:4,5,6
"For the Son of man shall
come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he
shall reward every man according to his works." Matthew 16:27 "Who is gone into heaven, and is on the
right hand of God; angels and authorities and powers being made
subject unto him." 1
Peter 3:22 When the Son
of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with
him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:" Matthew 25:31
- "And the God of peace
shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly. The
grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen." Romans 16:20 kjv
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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.
This is a deception since the underlying new world global government
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
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The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore
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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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- QUEEN OF ALL
- THE MARIAN APPARITIONS' PLAN
TO UNITE ALL RELIGIONS UNDER THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH WITH JIM
TETLOW AND ROGER OAKLAND
- Brad Myers co-author of Queen
of All The marian apparitions' plan to unite all religions under
the Roman Catholic Church http://www.eternal-productions.org/PDFS/Queen.pdf
- I would like to inform you
of a new end times audio drama that exposes the coming ET and
Marian deception by Jim Tetlow and myself with the help of many
people. It is called 'The Coming Global Transformation.'
- NEVER IN HUMAN HISTORY HAS AN ARMY EQUALED IN FIREPOWER AND
MANPOWER AS WILL SOON MARCH TOWARD JERUSALEM.
- To begin to calculate the mass of soldiers and military equipment
is overwhelming. We are talking of the possibility of 20 to 30
nations joined together and coming at Israel from all directions.
I can hear the Generals saying, We must have at least one
hundred times the firepower of Israel to assure that not one
Jew will be left alive. They also will calculate that Israels
fighting abilities are so great we must have overwhelming advantages.
It will be called the End of the World by Media giants
as this array of armies begin to assemble.
- There is no doubt that the northern nation of Russia will
be at the helm. Josephus identified the offspring of Magog
as the Scythians, a name used in antiquity for peoples north
of the Black Sea. According to him, the Greeks called the ancient
city of Scythia, Magogia. (Wikipedia Encyclopedia) Our
Study Notebook entitled, THE WAR OF GOG AND MAGOG
proves beyond question the connection of Russia to the Scythian
people that were the inhabitant of this area. Meshech and Tubal
were the ancient people of the Georgians located on the northern
shores of the Black Sea.Georgians have traditions that
they, and other Caucasus people as well as Armenians, share descent
from Meshech, Georgian: Meskheti, Tubal. (Wikipedia Encyclopedia)
Add to this, Togarmah, which is unquestionably connected to Turkey
and the northern leadership of this war is perfectly identified.
- Its amazing to discover that five of the key names
in Ezekiel 38 are also found in Genesis Chapter ten. These nations
were named by Gods perfect revelations over 4,000 years
ago. Ezekiel made this prophecy during his captivity in Babylon
approximately 2,600 years ago and we can find perfect connection
in the archives of history. Not one verse of Gods Bible
is questionable. Here is Moses statement by the Wisdom
of the Ages. Now these are the generations of the sons
of Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth: and unto them were sons born
after the flood. The sons of Japheth; GOMER, and MAGOG, and Madai,
and Javan, and TUBAL, and MESHECK, and Tiras. And the sons of
GOMER; Ashkenaz, and Riphath, and TOGARMAR. (Genesis 10:1-3)
(Names appearing in the Ezekiel text are all caps.) Continued:
- MOTHER WAKES FROM COMA JUST IN TIME
Mrs. Lori Sniitl m, mother of three, gave birth to her fourth
child in Bethesda North Hospital in Cincinnati. Ohio on 1 Jan,
Immediately after delivering little Delilah. Lori began to become
acutely ill. She had multiple blood clots causing multiple organ
failures and went into a coma. Twice her heart stopped. After
two weeks in a vegetative state, unable to breath on her own,
her physicians recommended removing her from artificial life
support. Her husband. Michael, gathered with the other three
children to pray and tell Lori goodbye: and, suddenly, Loris
8-year-old-daughter was moved to say "Mommy, if you love
us, and if you can hear us, blink your eyes."
Mrs. Lori blinked her eyes! A month later, Lori Smith walked
out of the hospital. She had to learn to walk again and use her
hands again, and she still has problems with her vision ... Michael
and the 3 older children call her restoration .. before her death
a miracle .. Source Newsletter: Words for Living by Tom C McKenney
- DANIEL'S DECISION
Sept. 19, 2013 - David Cloud - WayOfLife.org - The glories of
Nebuchadnezzar's Babylon, the kingdom of gold, highlight how
wonderful was Daniel's decision not to eat the meat of the king's
table. It was like the decision made by Moses to reject the glories
and wealth and sensual delights of ancient Egypt.
Daniel had been selected to be trained for a position of importance
in Nebuchadnezzar's kingdom. He had been chosen to "stand
in the king's palace" (Dan. 1:4).
He was surrounded with wealth and beauty almost beyond comprehension.
The inhabitants of Nebuchadnezzar's palace could satisfy every
desire of the fallen heart. The very name "Babylon"
was a byword for sensual pleasure.
"We can picture him alone in his room, that first night
there in Babylon. He is overwhelmed with impressions. The grandeur
and splendor of that capital city, paganism on every hand. He
and his friends had been chosen by the king. Their obvious intelligence,
high rank, and attractive persons had secured for them impressive
prospects. They were to be groomed for high office. The world
lay at their feet. Daniel was to go to school in Babylon, to
be trained for an important position in the administration. He
was to mix with the intelligentsia, the nobility, the social
elite of Babylon--at a price. The price was the compromise of
his convictions" (John Phillips, commentary on Psalm 119).
Daniel was living the reality of which most young men can only
dream. He was living in the palace of the greatest king on earth.
He was far from home. His parents were probably dead. He was
under no spiritual authority.
A pragmatist would have advised him to keep his mouth shut and
do as he was told and learn the ways of Babylon.
A New Evangelical would have advised him to honor the moral "essentials"
of God's Word but not to worry about the "non-essentials"
such as the dietary laws.
But he honored God and His Word above all things.
"Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself
with the portion of the king's meat, nor with the wine which
he drank" (Dan. 1:8).
- We can be sure that Daniel has never regretted that decision!
- BECAUSE YOU HAVE BECOME VERY DEAR TO US
- For you yourselves know, brethren, that our coming to you
was not in vain, but after we had already suffered and been mistreated
in Philippi, as you know, we had the boldness in our God to speak
to you the gospel of God amid much opposition. For our exhortation
does not come from error or impurity or by way of deceit; but
just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the
gospel, so we speak, not as pleasing men, but God who examines
our hearts. For we never came with flattering speech, as you
know, nor with a pretext for greed God is witness
nor did we seek glory from men, either from you or from others,
even though as apostles of Christ we might have asserted our
authority. But we proved to be gentle among you, as a nursing
mother tenderly cares for her own children. Having so fond an
affection for you, we were well-pleased to impart to you not
only the gospel of God but also our own lives, because you had
become very dear to us. ~1 Thessalonians 2:1-8 - Submited by
- CHRISTIANITY IS NOT
- THE LATIN WORD FROM WHICH THE ENGLISH WORD "RELIGION"
IS DERIVED MEANS TO BIND UP. JESUS DID NOT COME TO BIND US UP
IN RULES AND REGULATIONS OR RITUALS OF DEVOTION, BUT TO SET US
FREE TO BE MAN [WOMAN] AS GOD INTENDED
- By James A. Fowler - The need of the hour is to distinguish
and differentiate between "religion" and Christianity.
Most people in the Western world have so long identified these
terms and thought them to be synonymous and equivalent, that
it takes a sharp can-opener of rational argument, or the sharper
still "word of God" (Heb. 4:12), to reveal the contrasting
dichotomy between Christianity and "religion." This
attempt to differentiate between the two may indeed be presumptuous,
but on the other hand it might be used of God to bring the revelation
of spiritual understanding that would allow someone to make the
important distinction and enjoy the reality of Jesus' life.
- Many erstwhile Christian thinkers have made the distinction
between "religion" and Christianity. In confronting
the sixteenth century religionism of Roman Catholicism, Martin
Luther explained, "I have often said that to speak and judge
rightly in this matter we must carefully distinguish between
a pious (religious) man and a Christian."1 The Danish philosopher,
Soren Kierkegaard, was exposing the nineteenth century religionism
of the state church in Denmark in his work entitled Attack on
Christendom, wherein he noted that it is most difficult to explain
to someone who thinks that they are a Christian already, what
it means to be a Christian.2 German theologian, Dietrich Bonhoeffer,
stood up to the spineless religionism of the German Lutheran
Church during World War II and was killed by the Nazis. In his
Letters and Papers from Prison he sets up the antinomy between
faith and religion and argues for a "nonreligious"
or "religionless Christianity." Continued: http://www.christinyou.net/pages/Xnotrel.html
- POPE FRANCIS ASSURES ATHEISTS: YOU DON'T HAVE TO BELIEVE
IN GOD TO GO TO HEAVEN
- Michael Day Milan Wednesday 11 September 2013 - In comments
likely to enhance his progressive reputation, Pope Francis has
written a long, open letter to the founder of La Repubblica newspaper,
Eugenio Scalfari, stating that non-believers would be forgiven
by God if they followed their consciences.
- Responding to a list of questions published in the paper
by Mr Scalfari, who is not a Roman Catholic, Francis wrote: You
ask me if the God of the Christians forgives those who dont
believe and who dont seek the faith. I start by saying
and this is the fundamental thing that Gods
mercy has no limits if you go to him with a sincere and contrite
heart. The issue for those who do not believe in God is to obey
- Sin, even for those who have no faith, exists when
people disobey their conscience.
- Robert Mickens, the Vatican correspondent for the Catholic
journal The Tablet, said the pontiffs comments were further
evidence of his attempts to shake off the Catholic Churchs
fusty image, reinforced by his extremely conservative predecessor
Benedict XVI. Francis is a still a conservative,
said Mr Mickens. But what this is all about is him seeking
to have a more meaningful dialogue with the world.
- In a welcoming response to the letter, Mr Scalfari said the
Popes comments were further evidence of his ability
and desire to overcome barriers in dialogue with all.
- In July, Francis signalled a more progressive attitude on
sexuality, asking: If someone is gay and is looking for
the Lord, who am I to judge him? Continued: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/pope-francis-assures-
- POPE FRANCIS IS BOTH A CONTINUATION OF THE PAST AND ALSO
SOMETHING VERY DIFFERENT FOR THE FUTURE
- Jerome Taylor - Wednesday 13 March 2013 - Whatever end of
the spectrum they stand in, most Catholics know their church
is in trouble. Pope Francis may just be the miracle they've been
In the days running up to this weeks Papal Conclave I did
a brief ring round of Catholics about what the Church needed
from the man who would become the 266 Pope. The most eloquent
response came from an elderly priest who used just two words:
- Whatever end of the spectrum they stand in be they
the type who pines for a radical theological revolution or insists
on a continuation of orthodox consistency most Catholics
know their church is in trouble. They are more than aware that
they need a Pontiff who will genuinely make his mark in history.
- The list of trials facing Catholicism is as long as it is
daunting: plummeting church attendance and a massive shortage
of new priests in the secular West; a widening theological chasm
between the developed and developing world over what is socially
acceptable; interreligious animosity and distrust; the seemingly
ever-recurring sex abuse scandals and a Vatican bureaucracy that
all but the most naïve of commentators will admit is riven
with corruption, incompetence and political infighting.
- How Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio will prioritise these
problems remains to be seen but he will need to tackle them nonetheless.
- Pope Francis is both a continuation of the past and something
very different. Theologically he is an orthodox conservative
like his predecessor Benedict XVI. No-one will be expecting him
to take the Catholic Church into a brave new world where homosexuality
is suddenly accepted and women are ordained.
- But he is a radical choice in so many other ways. Most will
concentrate on the firsts the first Latin American pope,
the first Jesuit and the first Francis. But his real radicalism
lies elsewhere. Above all he is no Vatican insider, unlike so
many of the supposed frontrunners, and is serious about a major
overhaul of the bureaucrats in Rome. He also lives a deeply ascetic
life, cooking his own meals and taking the bus to work. Compared
to those who spend their time surrounded by the obscene wealth
concentrated in Rome, Cardinal Bergoglio will be able to genuinely
sympathise and empathise with the worlds poor like no other
recent Pope. Continued: http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/
- CHUCK SMITH, LEGENDARY FOUNDER
OF CALVARY CHAPEL PASSES AWAY FROM CANCER
- By Gustavo Arellano Thu., Oct. 3 2013 at 8:30 AM 118
Earlier today, Chuck Smith passed away at 86 after a long battle
with cancer. He was 86. His spot in the history of American Christianity
as one its titans is secure. It was Smith who founded the Jesus
People movement with his Calvary Chapel, who revolutionized evangelism
with Calvary Chapel's decentralized approach, ensuring that the
movement would never fall to the traps of nepotism, bureaucracy,
or apathy that has plagued denominational churches in the United
States for decades. His embrace of Christian rock essentially
founded the movement, as did his sponsorship of mega-events like
Harvest Crusade, started by his disciple, Greg Laurie. And the
Calvary Chapel empire, from the radio stations to the podcasts
to the everything, will stand for decades.
- The whole reason Calvary Chapel came into existence, of course,
was due to the original Jesus Freak: Lonnie Frisbee, the man
who saved Smith from a lifetime of obscurity. Frisbee's homosexuality
would lead Smith to exile him from Calvary Chapel and effectively
erase him from church histories for decades. His church's antagonizing
of OC's LGBT community was infamous, and came to a hilarious
climax when hundreds of his congregants blasted SanTana Unified
for extending same-sex benefits to its workers back in 2004.
More than a few child abusers went through the Calvary Chapel
ranks, leading to allegations of coverups that are winding their
way through the court system, and verified hush-hush settlements.
And Smith called his church's mothership Calvary Chapel Costa
Mesa even though the entirety of its operations are in SanTana.
- Kind words, of course, are coming from across Christianity,
so Smith's legacy is secure. His afterlife? Only God knows... http://blogs.ocweekly.com/navelgazing/2013/10/chuck_smith_dies_cancer.php:
- RELIGIOUS ORDER FILES REVEAL DECADES OF LA ABUSE
By GILLIAN FLACCUS, Associated Press - Updated 10:18 am, Thursday,
August 1, 2013
LOS ANGELES (AP) In therapy sessions, the priest confessed
the shocking details he'd kept hidden for years: He had molested
more than 100 boys, including his 5-year-old brother. He had
sex with male prostitutes, and frequented gay strip clubs.
- The admissions of the Rev. Ruben Martinez are included among
nearly 2,000 pages of secret files unsealed Wednesday that were
kept on priests, brothers and nuns who belonged to religious
orders but were accused of child molestation while working within
the Los Angeles archdiocese.
- The papers, which were released under the terms of a $660
million settlement agreement reached in 2007, are the first glimpse
at what religious orders knew about the men and women they posted
in Roman Catholic schools and parishes in the Los Angeles area.
The archdiocese itself released thousands of pages under court
order this year for its own priests who were accused of sexual
abuse, but the full picture of the problem remained elusive without
the orders' records. Several dozen more files are expected to
be released by the fall.
- The documents cover five different religious orders that
employed 10 priests or religious brothers and two nuns who were
all accused in civil lawsuits of molesting children. Among them,
the accused had 21 alleged victims between the 1950s and the
- Some of the files released Wednesday, including those of
the nuns, don't mention sexual abuse at all, and others appear
to have large gaps in time and missing documents. The release
included documents from the Oblates, the Marianists, the Benedictines
and two orders for religious sisters.
- That the files don't reflect some of the alleged abuse doesn't
mean it didn't happen, said Ray Boucher, lead attorney for some
abuse victims. "Much of this went unreported. You're talking
about kids that were terrorized and frightened in so many different
ways, with no place and no one to turn to." Continued: http://www.sfgate.com/news/crime/article/
- THE METAPHYSICAL EXPLOSION & HIGHER SELF - A PATH TO
SPECIAL ENLIGHTENMENT OR A ROAD TO DANGEROUS DECEPTION?
- by Ray Yungen - After 25 years of research, I fully understand
why so many people have embraced metaphysics (mysticism) and
why they seek transformation for humanity as a whole. By and
large, they have rejected orthodox (old paradigm) Christianity
as being unacceptable, but still want to retain spiritual meaning
and a utopian vision in their lives. In addition, they see metaphysics
as helpful towards improving the quality of their daily lives,
whether it be better health, more loving relationships, inner
peace, or guidance for success and prosperity. They would think
it the height of ignorance and folly to condemn such seemingly
wonderful ways to better the human condition.
- Many would reject a challenge of New Age consciousness from
a Christian viewpoint as being the result of misinformation.
It is widely believed in New Age circles that Jesus Christ was
Himself a metaphysician of great stature. They quote verses where
Jesus proclaims: The kingdom of God is within you
(Luke 17:21)meaning a reference to the higher self, Be
still and know that I am God (Psalm 46:10)a reference,
they say, to meditation, and Greater works than these shall
he do (John 14:12)meaning New Agers can have His
powers. As far out as this may sound to many Christian readers,
New Age adherents are quite sincere in this belief. They firmly
argue that reincarnation was originally in the Bible but was
taken out at the Council of Nicea so that church and state could
better control the common people by fear. Although there are
still plenty of skeptics and critics, these beliefs are becoming
less offensive and more acceptable all the time.
- One of the most common New Age attitudes is that there are
many paths to God and that it is wrong to judge or condemn another
persons path because not all people are suited for the
same one. New Agers teach that each person should find the path
best suited for himself.
- There are two questions to be answered here: Is it right
to judge? And do all paths lead to God? Jesus Christ foretold
in Matthew 7:22-23:
- Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we
not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils?
and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will
I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me,
ye that work iniquity. Continued: http://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/newsletters/2013/
- THE MIND-CHANGING DIALECTIC PROCESS
By Berit Kjos - Kjos Ministries - (author of How to Protect Your
Child From the New Age & Spiritual Deception)
- When we put all this information together the
and our ability to create completely
new behaviors we have the basics of control theory.
William Glasser: The Quality School: Managing Students
- The challenge to humanity is to adopt new ways of thinking,
new ways of acting, new ways of organizing itself in society,
in short, new ways of living. Our Creative Diversity,
- How do we get a critical mass of people doing
things differently? Through the sharing of generative ideas,
ideas that can change how people think and act
as a planet need in order to transform how our large systems
work is a network of people spreading ideas of interdependency
and sustainability. Peter Senge. Changing our
organizations to change the world
absolute behavior control is imminent
The critical point of behavior control, in effect, is sneaking
up on mankind without his self-conscious realization that a crisis
is at hand. Man will
never self-consciously know that it
has happened. Raymond Houghton, To Nurture Humaneness,
ASCD (curriculum arm of the NEA), 1970.
- The worlds path to success is changing fast. In the
new 21st-century institution be it a school, church, corporation
or government hard work and dedication wont suffice.
Getting ahead in the global community will mean compromise, conformity,
group thinking and submission to the ground rules of the consensus
- It makes sense. Global visionaries and managers know well
that their battle for social solidarity must be won by consensus,
not by force. Mikhail Gorbachev, still an unrepentant Communist,
showed his commitment to this transforming process in a 1993
editorial. He wrote,
- President Clinton will be a success if he manages to use
American influence to accomplish this transformation of international
responsibility and increase significantly the role of the United
Bill Clinton will be a great president
he can make America the creator of a new world order based on
- The power of DIALOGUE. Continued: http://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/newsletters/2013/
- THE DEGRADATION OF CHRISTIAN WOMEN UNDER ISLAM
Muslim Persecution of Christians: June, 2013
by Raymond Ibrahim - September 11, 2013 at 5:00 am
Meanwhile, in Egypt, U.S. ambassador Anne Patterson was urging
Christian Copts not to protest Muslim Brotherhood rule, even
though they would suffer under it most. Al Azhar, the world's
oldest Islamic university, called on the new Catholic Pope, Francis
I, to declare that Islam is a religion of peace.
- The degradation of Christian women living in the Islamic
world continued in the month of June. In Syria, after the al-Qaeda
linked rebel group conquered Qusair, a city of the governate
of Homs, 15-year-old Mariam was kidnapped, repeatedly gang raped
according to a fatwa legitimizing the rape of non-Sunni women
by any Muslim waging jihad against Syria's government, and then
- According to Agenzia Fides, "The commander of the battalion
'Jabhat al-Nusra' in Qusair took Mariam, married and raped her.
Then he repudiated her. The next day the young woman was forced
to marry another Islamic militant. He also raped her and then
repudiated her. The same trend was repeated for 15 days, and
Mariam was raped by 15 different men. This psychologically destabilized
her and made her insane. Mariam became mentally unstable and
was eventually killed."
- In Pakistan, Muslim men stormed the home of three Christian
women, beat them, stripped them naked and tortured them, and
then paraded them in the nude in a village in the Kasur district.
Days earlier, it seems the goats of the Christian family had
accidentally trespassed onto Muslim land; Muslims sought to make
an example of the Christian family, who, as third-class citizens,
must know their place at all times.
- The rest of June's roundup of Muslim persecution of Christians
around the world includes (but is not limited to) the following
accounts, listed by theme and country in alphabetical order,
not according to severity:
- Attacks on Christian Worship: Churches and Monasteries
- Iraq: During the middle of the night, armed men attacked
St. Mary's Assyrian Catholic Church in Baghdad; they wounded
two Christian guards, one seriously. Later the same day, bombs
were set off at two Christian-owned businesses, both near the
church; they killed one Christian shop owner, a parishioner at
St. Mary's. Since the U.S. "liberation" of Iraq in
2003, 73 churches have been attacked or bombed, and more than
half of the country's Christian population has either fled or
- Kenya: Motorbike assailants hurled an explosive device into
the Earthquake Miracle Ministries Church in Mrima village church
compound during the Sunday of June 9, injuring 15 people, including
one pastor who had both his legs broken, another pastor who sustained
serious injuries, and a 10-year-old child. Said another church
leader, "The Christians living around the scene of the incident
are still in shock and are wondering as to the mission behind
the attack, while several pastors looked demoralized. But others
said prayers will help them stand strong in sharing the Christian
faith." Islamic extremists from Somalia's jihadi organization
Al Shabaab are suspected of this and other attacks on Christians
in the coastal areas of Kenya. Continued: http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/3967/christian-women-
- WHY MANY PEOPLE WON'T GO BACK TO CHURCH THIS SUNDAY
(UPDATED) What research suggests about Sunday's massive outreach
effort by 21,200 churches.
Jeremy Weber[ posted 9/13/2013 06:50PM
Facebook page of Back to Church Sunday.Update (Sept. 16): Nearly
21,500 churches participated in Sunday's Back to Church nationwide
outreach. Some churches held special events, while others explained
why a special event wasn't needed.
- On Sunday, more than 21,200 churches will participate in
National Back to Church Sunday. The massive outreach effortwhich
has grown more than 60 percent from last year's 13,150 churchesis
based on Thom Rainer's research that "82 percent of the
unchurched are likely to attend church if invited by a trusted
friend or relative," while "only 2 percent of church-going
people invite someone to church in a given year."
- Meanwhile, a Pew Research Center summary of recent research
spotlights the main reasons Americans don't attend church:
- 24% cite personal prioritiesincluding 16% who say they
are too busy.
- 24% mention practical difficultiesincluding work conflicts,
health problems or transportation difficulties.
- 37% point to an issue directly related to religionincluding
disagreements with the beliefs of the religion or their church
leaders, or beliefs that attending worship services is not important.
- But overall, Pew finds that church attendance in America
has held rather steady over the past decade. Essentially, 37%
of Americans in 2013 say they attend worship services at least
weekly (vs. 39% in 2003), and 29% of Americans today say they
seldom or never attend worship services (vs. 25% in 2003).
- Among other stories on trends in church attendance, CT recently
noted another reason that Americans don't attend church: children's
- GAME CHANGER: PASTORS BLAME KIDS' SPORTS FOR ATTENDANCE DIPS
Would embracing organized youth sports help?
Ruth Moon [ posted 8/27/2013 early 1 in 3 Americans told Gallup
they rarely or never attended religious services in 2012. And
many pastors blame the secularization of Sundays, led by a commonly
perceived culprit: children's sports.
- That's what Steve McMullin found after the Acadia Divinity
College professor interviewed church leaders and members at shrinking
congregations. His study, published in the Review of Religious
Research, showed that pastors most often identified "competing
Sunday activities"led by youth athletic eventsas
the primary reason for declining worship attendance.
- The sentiment echoes the 2008 Faith Communities Today survey.
On its list of "obstacles making it difficult for people
to regularly participate in [a] congregation," pastors cited
driving distance, conflicts with work schedules, and fear of
crime (among other reasons).
- But children's school and sports activities proved to be
"by far the greatest obstacle." This held true for
rural, suburban, and urban churches alike.
- However, McMullin said, other studies show that children's
sports are likely not the main culprit. The families involved
in sports programs are generally the families that still attend
church, he said, so the real cause of shrinking attendance likely
- Whether or not organized sports are Public Enemy No. 1 for
churches, they still represent a symbolic challenge: how to engage
members in a changing culture.
- "Sunday has lost its sacredness for most people,"
McMullin said. "Churches need to ask, 'Since that's true,
how do we then respond?' " Continued: http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2013/september/game-changer.html
- USDA SAYS FLORIDA FOOD PANTRY MUST REMOVE ITS CHRISTIAN SYMBOLS
- Written by Dave Bohon - New American - Friday, 13 September
2013 15:53 - A Florida Christian ministry that has been distributing
food to the needy for the past 31 years said it will drop all
connections with the federal USDA agriculture bureaucracy rather
than bow to orders that it must remove Christian symbols from
its facility. Fox News reported that officials from the Christian
Service Center of Lake City (CSC), Florida, were told by the
state agriculture department that in order to continue to receive
food from the USDA they would have to remove portraits of Christ
and a 10 Commandments display from their facility and stop giving
Bibles to those who came for food.
- They told us they could no longer allow us to have
any religious information where the USDA food is going to be,
the group's executive director, Kay Daly, told Fox.
- The USDA policy boils down to the separation of church
and state that secular groups read into the First Amendment.
A USDA spokesperson explained to Fox News that under current
law, organizations that receive USDA nutrition assistance can
still engage in religious activities so long as the activity
is not used to create a barrier to eligible individuals receiving
food. In the minds of USDA bureaucrats, a banner in the
CSC that reads Jesus Is Lord and pictures representing
Jesus equate into a barrier to those coming to the facility for
- Instead of complying with the ruling, Daly said, the group
has decided to simply drop the USDA's help and trust God for
His provision. If God can multiply fish and loaves for
10,000 people, he can certainly bring in food for our food pantry
so we can continue to feed the hungry, said Daly.
- Daly told the Christian Post that when a counselor with CSC
meets with a person in need, We ask them if they know Jesus
Christ and if we may share with them. If they decline, we don't.
If they do want to, we share the gospel with them. Sometimes
we lead them to the Lord and sometimes we don't.
- She said that while faith in Christ is not a litmus test
for whom the group serves, they are nonetheless a Christian ministry
with a mission of sharing the gospel. Our purpose is to
help people in need and to share the gospel of Jesus Christ,
she said. We are going to pray with them. We are going
to offer them a Bible. We are going to counsel them in Christian
help. We are going to use our chapel. Continued: http://www.thenewamerican.com/culture/
- POLL: MAJORITY OF PALESTINIANS AUTHORITY MUSLIMS SUPPORT
By William Bigelow - Breitbart Blog - 12 Sep 2013 - [666 comments]
A poll recently released by the Pew Research Center flies in
the face of Barack Obamas attitude toward the Palestinian
people world and their desire for peace. The poll, which was
conducted among 11 different nationalities comprised of large
Muslim populations, found that there was unanimity among them
in their opposition to suicide bombings-with one exception.
- One question asked whether suicide bombings could ever be
justified. The possible answers were "Never," "Rarely,"
"Sometimes," "Often" and "Don't Know."
Unlike their Muslim brethren, 62% of those from the "Palestinian
Territories" (the areas of Palestinian Authority-controlled
Judea and Samaria, and the area of Gaza) said suicide bombings
were sometimes justifiable. The next largest group
approving was from Lebanon, with 33% approving. Of those who
said the suicide bombings were often justifiable,
37% of Palestinians approved. The second highest group was from
Senegal, at 11%.
- Interestingly, the group most opposed to suicide bombings
was from Pakistan, where Al Qaeda and the Taliban have almost
exclusively focused the bombings on other Muslims.
- Itamar Marcus, director of Palestinian Media Watch (PMW),
said: The Palestinian Authority, through its religious establishments,
has been presenting the killing of Jews as an Islamic imperative
for many years. Just last year the [Palestinian Authority-appointed]
Mufti of Jerusalem quoted the Hadith [Islamic teaching] which
was quoted throughout the intifada period, saying that the end
of days will only come when the Muslims kill the Jews.
- The constant brainwashing of Palestinians by their leadership...
that killing Jews in the name of Islam is a duty, has clearly
influenced them. People do not give enough attention to the phenomenon
of incitement to religious hatred. The continued teaching that
Allah wants Jews to be killed... leaves us with a situation where
Israel's neighbors, the Palestinians, believe they have a religious
obligation to kill Jews.. http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/
- HERE I STAND: LIBERALISM VS THE BIBLE
Early in the twentieth century, the tares of theological liberal
compromise were being sown in the field of the Bible-believing
evangelical church. By the 1960s theological liberalism seemed
poised to engulf much of historic Protestantism especially
affecting (or perhaps better stated infecting) historic Presbyterianism.
- But a few of the faithful, men like J. Gresham Machen, Carl
McIntire and Ian Paisley sent forth a battle cry WE WILL
NOT SURRENDER! Finally, many said, God has risen up men
of iron who fear the LORD and not the enemy. These men took a
vocal and visible stand for the purity of the Gospel and the
cause of Christ.
- Borrowing from the works of Martin Luther as he stood before
the Diet of Worms, Here I Stand is documentary about the battle
which waged between theological liberals and those who held to
the infallibility and inerrancy of the Bible.
- This documentary highlights the stand of Machen, McIntire,
Ian Paisley and others against the backdrop of two historically
significant organizations: the neo-evangelical National Association
of Evangelicals (NEA) and the Bible-believing American Council
of Christian Churches. Further, it uncovers and documents the
theological compromise of men such as Billy Graham and Robert
- Will history be too easily forgotten? Will the current generation,
like its forefathers, accept the challenge to defend the essential
truths of the Gospel? Or will they bid godspeed to
these wolves in sheeps clothing?
- Includes exclusive interviews with Robert Schuller, Jack
Graham and Ted Hagggard.
- Compromise surrounds us at every turn. The stench of
theological liberalism and ecumenism permeates our culture and
the church. Here I Stand is a documentary for such a time as
this. It is a battle cry to remember the past and look toward
the future. Christ alone saves! The Bible alone is the Word of
God! Nothing more, nothing less! And nothing else!
Jerry Johnson, President, NiceneCouncil.com. DVD: here-i-stand-theological-liberalism-vs-the-bible
- BERLIN: KREUZBERG BAN CHRISTMAS
Posted by Cheradenine Zakalwe. Recently, I wrote about a ban
on the use of Christian symbols in the public celebration of
Christmas in the German city of Solingen. Now the virus has spread
- As of now, Christmas is banned in Berlin's Kreuzberg - at
least as far as celebration in public places is concerned. Christmas
is only allowed in the home, so that the religious feelings of
others are not injured.
- No April Fool: the district office of Berlin Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg
is doing away with Christmas. The authorities are allowing no
more Christmas celebrations in public places or streets. A Christmas
tree may only be set up in a central location, allocated by the
authorities in advance - so reports the "Berliner Zeitung".
The ban on celebrations was decided by the Greens, the Left and
the Pirates. The SPD [Socialists] and CDU [Merkel's party, mainstream
right] were apparently against it.
- The responsible city councilman Peter Beckers (SPD) responded
to protests against the ban on the public celebration of Christmas
to the BZ: "Why do religious celebrations need to be celebrated
- Background to the Christmas ban: In August Muslims wanted
to celebrate the end of Ramadan on Berlin's streets. There were
complaints from locals worried about the noise. The District
Office made "short work" of these and immediately banned
all religious celebrations - including Christmas, on the grounds
of "equal treatment".
- EVANGELICAL CHRISTIANS LABELED AS "EXTREMISTS"
By Bobby Eberle August 29, 2013 7:13 am The Pentagon is the nation's
hub for military activity. One would think this nerve center
would be hard at work training the next generation of leaders
to fight terrorists and other extremist groups. They are... except
you might be very surprised at what the Pentagon is classifying
as an "extremist" group.
- According to a report by Todd Starnes, "The Department
of Defense classified Catholics and Evangelical Christians as
religious extremists similar to Al-Qaeda, according to training
materials obtained by the Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty."
- The revelations come just days after Judicial Watch discovered
a separate Pentagon training document that depicted the Founding
Fathers as extremists and conservative organizations as hate
- The Chaplain Alliance uncovered in more than 1,500 pages
of documents obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request
after a U.S. Army training instructor told a Reserve unit based
in Pennsylvania that Catholicism, Evangelical Christianity, Al
Qaeda, Hamas, Sunni Muslims, and the Ku Klux Klan were examples
- What is going on here? Why are these types of characterizations
allowed in Barack Obama's Department of Defense? Continued: http://www.gopusa.com/theloft/2013/08/29/evangelical-christians-labeled-as-extremists-by-pentagon/?subscriber=1
- ASSEMBLIES OF GOD PREDICTS BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA (BSA) TO
- BSA National has bought a huge amount of mountain property
in West VA. for camping and training. But the sodomy power structure
has persuaded the supporting foundations / corporations to demand
this compromise or lose their financial support. This would leave
BSA with an enormous unfinished project money with which to finish
it and, probably, a debt it could not pay.
The reaction to the announcement was dramatic and immediate.
The Southern Baptist Convention cut off all financial support,
but is leaving it up to local congregations as to whether or
not to host Boy Scout troops and (most troops, packs and functions
in local churches) The problem is being discussed in other Protestant
denominations and the Roman Catholic Church, but final decisions
may be some time to come. The leadership of the Assemblies of
God has predicted 'a mass exodus' from BSA, and is building a
similar program of its own. The Mormons, the group that hosts
by far the largest number of Boy Scout troops and Cub packs.
announced immediately that they will continue total support for
the BSA with no change. Perhaps I am cynical. hut this doesnt
surprise me; their widespread and generous support of the BSA
is also a priceless recruiting program for Mormonism.
Incidentally, leaders of the sodomite pressure groups have already
announced that they will not end their campaign against ... and
BSA until they accept sodomites as scoutmasters and other leaders.
But, of course, we knew that already... Source Newsletter: Words
for Living by Tom C McKenney
- EXODUS INTERNATIONAL CLOSES ITS DOORS
Exodus International, which for decades has been a Christian
Ministry dedicated to setting homosexuals free from that sinful,
destructive lifestyle through faith in Jesus Christ, with 260
member ministries World-wide, is closing its doors. The Exodus
leadership has been moving away from its founding, biblical principles
for several years. trending more to policies compatible with
the secular culture. This policy change became obvious when Alan
Chambers, President of Exodus, suggested last year that practicing
homosexuals can still receive the salvation offered by Jesus
Christ. R.Albert Mohier, Jr.. president of
Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky, commented
sadly that what Exodus has done is not a course correction
'it is a capitulation.' Shutting down Exodus was a unanimous
decision of its board of directors, following a speech by its
president. Chambers. in which he apologized to 'the LGBT community'
for having caused them
pain by the ministrys original position that homosexual
practices are sinful and destructive. and that homosexuals can
be set free from the lifestyle. This is a total victory for sin
and the God-hating secular culture. and a terrible loss for those
homosexuals looking for hope that they can he free. Source Newsletter:
Words for Living by Tom C McKenney
- MARIJUANA AND SAME-SEX MARRIAGE IN STATE OF WASHINGTON
At one minute past midnight on 6 December, both same-sex 'Marriage'
and marijuana becamme legal in a very liberal stale of Washington.
Both laws were promoted by Governor Chris Gregoire. Undoubtedly
not realizing it. The governor and legislature took positions
in line with the Bible, which says that if two men lie together,
as with a woman. they should be stoned (Lev. 20: 13). Source
Newsletter: Words for Living by Tom C McKenney
- A PEOPLE'S' APOSTOLIC DECREE" DEFIES POPE FRANCIS
I, PREPARES FOR "FINAL EXORCISM" AND NEW DEGREE "JUBILEE"
REGIME ON SEPTEMBER 22, 2013
- Posted on September 05, 2013 by itccs - Dublin A multinational
coalition of clergy and spiritual elders released their own Apostolic
Decree yesterday that unseats the spiritual authority of Pope
Francis and the Vatican, and establishes a new "Jubilee
regime" within the church.
- The Decree was read publicly in catholic churches in nine
- Based on the Jubilee Laws of divine renewal and social equality,
the Decree is "a "Biblical and a peoples' response
to the criminal and unlawful authority of Rome", according
to one of its architects, Ciaran Ui Neill, a clergyman in County
- "Human courts have found the papacy guilty of horrible
crimes. But the court of God came to that verdict long before
now. We are acting on our faith and reclaiming our church from
a clique of deceptive criminals tied financially to organized
crime" said Ui Neill in an interview today.
- "So it's unimportant what this new pope says or does.
God has pronounced sentence on his false church and has disestablished
its authority. And faithful Christians must now re-establish
their church according to God's word, which says, I am against
the false shepherds and have destroyed them, for I alone will
govern my people now."
- Ciaran is one of the founders of Not in Our Name, a coalition
of catholic and protestant clergymen formed in 2010 that helped
draft the Decree. It urges humanity to pray and fast for the
next twenty one days to prepare for an historic "Spiritual
Assembly and Convergence" in Rome and elsewhere on Equinox
Sunday, September 22.
- "Through a public collective exorcism of the foul spirit
of the false church, we will be spiritually launching our new
Jubilee congregations on that day, in the company of countless
souls all around the world " explained Ui Neill. Continued:
- CHURCH RECLAMATION, COVENTRY, UK
- Posted on September 11, 2013 by itccs
This past Sunday, our network in Coventry, UK served Banishment
proclamations and citizen arrest warrants in catholic churches
in Coventry, England.
- Individuals have international duties which transcend the
national obligations of obedience. therefore [individual citizens]
have the duty to violate domestic laws to prevent crimes against
peace and humanity from occurring. - Nuremberg War Crime Tribunal,
1950. We are international common law peace officers sworn to
uphold the sentence of the court in the UK, we are lawfully reclaiming
all roman catholic churches in accordance with court verdict
on 25 feb 2013, there has been an arrest warrant issued for the
pope and the vatican has been named a transnational criminal
organisation, those who attend their churches are aiding and
funding criminal acts of a shocking and inhuman nature. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_EEKfDXCuZY#t=14
- WILL VATICAN DECLARATION OF AN ALIEN SAVIOR SPARK A RELIGIOUS
- Vaticana: Vatican's Astonishing Exo-Theological Plan for
the Arrival of an Alien Savior
- June 3, 2013 Exovaticana is both an informative and dangerous
book. Informative insofar as the authors, Chris Putnam and Thomas
Horn, provide extensive scholarship into the history of the Catholic
Church and its evolving position on extraterrestrial life. They
claim that the Catholic Church has begun a global dialogue on
extraterrestrial life where Pope Francis I will ultimately disclose
the formers existence to the world. Exovaticana is dangerous
insofar as Putnam and Horn undergird it with some powerful religious
prejudices about the motivations of alien visitors to our world.
They claim that biblical scripture is a solid foundation for
understanding that aliens are demonic entities who destructively
intervened in human history, and are about to return and do so
again. In contrast, according to Putnam and Horn, Pope Francis
I is preparing to lead the Catholic Church to embrace the returning/visiting
aliens as brothers in Christ reflective of
the 1950s and 1960s contactee reports of benevolent space
brothers. Putnams and Horns Exovaticana portends
a future religious war between those accepting visiting extraterrestrials
as brothers in Christ and those believing them to
be returning demons about to enslave us. Continued:
- POPE SAYS SINCERE ATHEISTS WILL GO TO HEAVEN
- Friday Church News Notes, September 20, 2013, David Cloud
- In an open letter to a newspaper editor, Pope Francis says
that sincere atheists will be accepted by God. Writing to Eugenio
Scalfari, founder of La Repubblica, the pope said: "You
ask me if the God of the Christians forgives those who don't
believe and who don't seek the faith. I start by saying--and
this is the fundamental thing--that God's mercy has no limits
if you go to him with a sincere and contrite heart. The issue
for those who do not believe in God is to obey their conscience"
("Pope to Atheists: See You Upstairs," National Post
, Canada, Sept. 12, 2013). This statement made big news, but
there is nothing here that evangelicals have not been saying
for decades. In fact, this is yet another way in which Roman
Catholics and evangelicals are "coming together." It
is another aspect of the building of the end-time, one-world
"church." The book More Than One Way, published in
1996 by Zondervan, offered "four views on salvation in a
pluralistic world," and three of those views offer hope
for those who do not personally trust in Jesus Christ. In his
2011 book Love Wins , "evangelical" Rob Bell taught
that atheists can be saved without being born again. Richard
Mouw, President of Fuller Theological Seminary, told USA Today
that "Rob Bell's Love Wins is a fine book and that I basically
agree with his theology" ("The Orthodoxy of Rob Bell,"
Christian Post , Mar. 20, 2011). For decades Billy Graham has
been saying that it is possible for someone to be saved without
personal faith in Jesus Christ, and there has been no outcry
from evangelicalism, including from Graham's own denomination,
the Southern Baptist Convention. In an interview with McCall's
magazine, January 1978, entitled "I Can't Play God Any More,"
Graham said: "I used to believe that pagans in far-off countries
were lost--were going to hell--if they did not have the Gospel
of Jesus Christ preached to them. I no longer believe that. ...
I believe that there are other ways of recognizing the existence
of God--through nature, for instance--and plenty of other opportunities,
therefore, of saying 'yes' to God." Graham repeated this
sentiment in interviews in 1985, 1993, and 1997. http://www.wayoflife.org
POPE'S SECRETARY OF STATE: CELIBACY NOT A DOGMA
- Friday Church News Notes, September 20, 2013, David Cloud
- Pietro Parolin, the Vatican's new Secretary of State, told
a Venezuelan newspaper that the Catholic practice of enforced
celibacy is a tradition rather than a dogma and can therefore
"be discussed" and can be the subject of "modification"
("New Secretary of State Parolin on Celibacy," National
Catholic Reporter, Sept. 11, 2013). The Second Lateran Council
of 1139 ruled that priests are forbidden to marry. In a 2012
interview, Pope Francis (then Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio) said
that celibacy "is a matter of discipline, not of faith;
it can change" ("Is Pope Francis Open to Optional Celibacy?"
National Catholic Reporter , Mar. 19, 2013). He added, "For
the moment, I am in favor of maintaining celibacy." The
Catholic Church has been loosening up on required "celibacy"
for decades. It has done this by allowing non-priests to do some
things once done only by priests, and it has done this by allowing
married Anglican priests to convert to Romanism and retain their
position as priests. Rome's "celibacy" has always been
a scandal. Many books have documented the moral filth that has
been part and parcel of the Catholic priesthood. In recent decades
the Catholic Church in America has paid over a billion dollars
to settle lawsuits brought as a result of child-molesting priests.
THE TRUTH ABOUT ROMANISM
- Friday Church News Notes, September 20, 2013, David Cloud
- The Truth about Romanism is a compilation of eBook editions
(PDF) of more than 40 rare and costly volumes that tell the truth
about the Roman Catholic system and its history. From the groans
of Inquisition dungeons to the drunken merriment of papal palaces,
these books document the long war that God's people have waged
against religious tyranny, darkness and oppression. While we
live in a day of tremendous advances in knowledge and communication,
ignorance of the history and practices of Rome is more prevalent
than ever before. Vast numbers of professing evangelical Christians
cannot name one martyr. New Evangelicalism has effectively sought
to remove the division between the true Christian faith and the
baptized paganism of Rome. The CD contains more than 14,000 pages
of information. As an extra bonus, this CD contains more than
450 high quality images including the complete set of images
from a 1685 edition of The Martyrs Mirror and the complete set
of images from a 1641 edition of Foxe's Book of Martyrs. The
Truth About Romanism contains an indexed search engine so that
you can perform searches across the entire disc. Titles include
A Letter from Rome by Conyers Middleton, Alien Rome by Bertrand
Tipple, An Exposure of Popery by William Anderson, Auricular
Confession and Popish Nunneries by William Hogan, Awful Disclosures
of Maria Monk, Danger in the Dark by Isaac Kelso, Dowling's History
of Romanism , Fifty Years in the Church of Rome by Charles Chiniquy,
Foxe's Book of Martyrs, Inventions of the Roman Catholic Church
by Lorraine Boettner, Martyrs Mirror by Thieleman Van Braght,
Papal Paganism by J.A. Phillips, Popery Delineated by William
Cattle, Popery in Power by Joseph Turnley, Popery by Joseph Van
Dyke, Roman Catholic Claims by Charles Gore, Six Years in the
Monasteries of Italy by S.I. Mahoney, Synopsis of Popery by William
Hogan, The Devil in Robes by J. Scott Carr, The Master Key to
Popery by Anthony Gavin, The History of the Inquisition by William
Harris Rule, The History of the Inquisition by Philip Limborch,
The Inquisition at Goa by Charles Dellon, The Inquisition in
the Spanish Dependencies by Henry Charles Lea, The Inquisition
Revived by William Rule, The Inquisition Unmasked by D. Antonio
Puigblanch, The Mysteries of the Neapolitan Convents by Henrietta
Caracciolo, The Papal Conquest by Alexander Robertson, The Roman
Catholic Church in Italy by Alexander Robertson, The Scarlet
Mother on the Tiber by L.J. King, The Spirit of Popery, The Two
Babylons by Alexander Hislop, The Variations of Popery by Samuel
Edgar, Thirty Years in Hell by Bernard Fresenborg. Order online
- ECUMENICAL VISION OF THE WORLD COUNCIL OF CHURCHES [CREATED
BY THE VATICAN]
This project interprets and communicates a vision, embodied in
the WCC's 1998 policy statement "Towards a common understanding
and vision of the WCC", that seeks both to broaden the ecumenical
movement and to serve it.
Interpretation of the ecumenical vision of the WCC
- With this project, the WCC invites churches to continue their
reflection on the future of ecumenism as well as on their own
ecumenical engagement. It builds on a major 1990s study on the
"Common understanding and vision of the WCC (CUV)"
which revealed that while the ecumenical movement is wider than
the WCC's organizational expressions, the council serves as a
prominent instrument and expression of this movement.
- Stimulated by the CUV study and document, reflection on ecumenism
has pursued various avenues over the past decade. For example,
a Special Commission examined Orthodox participation in the WCC;
a change from parliamentary to consensus decision-making procedures
was one direct outcome of this four-year effort, that ended in
- Pursuing another avenue of reflection, two conferences on
"Ecumenism in the 21st century" looked at the "reconfiguration"
of the ecumenical movement. Between 2007 and 2012, a "Continuation
Committee on Ecumenism in the 21st century" analyzed contemporary
and institutional challenges. It prepared recommendations to
the WCC, regional ecumenical organizations, national councils
of churches, Christian world communions, ecumenical youth movements,
specialized ministries, renewal movements, the Pontifical Council
for Promoting Christian Unity, and churches and organizations
whether or not traditionally seen as ecumenically engaged
on how to live out the gift of ecumenical calling in more
intentional cooperation by all. The final report of the committee
was received by the WCC Central Committee in September 2012 and
will be forwarded to the WCC 10th Assembly in 2013.
- The creation of a Global Christian Forum was yet another
effort to stimulate thinking about the reconfiguration of the
ecumenical movement. It created an open space where representatives
from a broad range of Christian churches and inter-church organizations
could explore common challenges. The CUV document itself continues
to provide resources for the ongoing development of ecumenism.
For example, the WCC claims to be a "fellowship of churches",
but this is sometimes challenged from a spiritual perspective.
"Praying together" has become an ecclesiological and
spiritual challenge, and the CUV has much to say on this subject.
- This project - interpretation of the ecumenical vision of
the WCC - involves communication, ecumenical formation and study.
It works through ecumenical officers, youth, member churches
and other ecumenical bodies to promote common reflection on developments
in the ecumenical movement.
- Membership List http://www.oikoumene.org/en/member-churches/list
- NO HELL - BELL TO "TALK ABOUT GOD' ON OPRAH WINDREY'S
'SUPER SOUL SUNDAY'
- September 28, 2013 - Filed under: Apostasy - By: Heather
Rob Bell, author of the best-selling and controversial book Love
Wins, which challenges Christian teachings on Hell, is set to
appear on Oprah Winfreys Super Soul Sunday to discuss his
new book What We Talk About When We Talk About God.
- The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) has announced that Bell recently
sat down with Winfrey for a taping of the broadcast, which is
set to air on November 3rd. The network outlined that Winfreys
Emmy Award-winning show presents an array of perspectives
on what it means to be alive in todays world, by
exploring themes and issues including happiness, personal
fulfillment, wellness, spirituality and conscious living.
- Winfrey praised Bell in a post on her website, entitled What
Oprah Knows for Sure About Spirituality.
- When Rob Bellpastor, best-selling author, provocative
thinkerrecently joined me on the show, we talked for two
and a half hours, and I could have kept going, she wrote.
The ideas Rob sets forth in his books Love Wins and What
We Talk About When We Talk About God opened my heart and my mind.
People like him are the reason I set out to build OWN in the
first place: to be able to gather a global community of like-minded
- Bell explains in his new bookthe focus of the interviewhis
belief that God is for every single one of us, regardless
of our beliefs or perspectives or failures or mistakes.
- I got an email from my friend Gary last year, saying
that hed decided to visit a church with his family
Theyd heard a sermon about how resurrection means everybody
who is gay is going to Hell, he writes. And then
my friend Michael recently told me about hearing the leader of
a large Christian denomination say that if you deny that God
made the world in a literal six days, you are denying the rest
of the Bible as well, because it doesnt matter what science
- Christians and a growing number of pastorsbelieving
or trusting in that God, the one theyve heard other Christians
talk about, feels like a step backward, to an earlier, less informed
and enlightened time, one that weve thankfully left behind,
Bell continues. Theres a question that lurks in these
stories, a question that an ever-increasing number of people
across a broad range of backgrounds and perspectives are asking
about God: Can God keep up with the modern world?
- Connect with Christian News - While some like Winfrey praise
Bells writings, others have expressed deep concern, stating
that Bell is apostate and is leading many down a dark and dangerous
- Plain and simple, Rob Bells teachings are not
true to the words of Scripture, Eric Ludy, pastor of Church
at Ellerslie and president of Ellerslie Mission Society in Windsor,
Colorado told Christian News Network. They are a sly attempt
at blending the philosophies of our post-modern age with the
vernacular of pop-Christianity. The end product is highly dangerous
to the human soul because it is the forging of a golden calf
goda God of our cultures makingand certainly
not the God of the Bible.
- Other guests on Winfreys network have included Joel
Osteen, Rick Warren and T.D. Jakes.
- Photo: Harpo Productions http://christiannews.net/2013/09/28/no-hell-bell-to-talk-about-god-on-oprah-winfreys-super-
- [EDNOTE: WHAT HAPPENED TO REPENTING? JOEL HAS 45000 MEMBERS]
- JOEL OSTEEN: GOD 'ABSOLUTELY' ACCEPTS HOMOSEXUALS
- October 04, 2013 Filed under: Apostasy By: Heather Clark
- In a recent interview with the Huffington Post, megachurch
speaker and author Joel Osteen advised that he believes God accepts
homosexuals, and that he doesnt want to tell everybody
what theyre doing wrong.
- Osteen sat down this week with host Josh Zepps to promote
his new book Break Out: 5 Keys to Go Beyond Your Barriers and
Live an Extraordinary Life. The two discussed a variety of issues,
from Pope Francis to fighting poverty to whether unbelievers
can go to Heaven.
- You say here
It doesnt matter who
likes you or doesnt like you; all that matters is that
God likes you. He accepts you; He approves of you, Zepps
stated, reading from Osteens book. Is that true for
gay men or true for homosexuals?
- Absolutely, Osteen replied. I believe that
Gods breathed His life into every person. Were all
on a journey. Nobodys perfect.
- The Bible says that sin is pride, sin is selfish ambition,
he continued. We tend to pick on certain things, but I
believe every person is made in the image of God, and youve
got to accept them as they are as theyre on their journey.
- Osteen then explained his belief that Christians should exemplify
kindness to the world, rather than pushing people down.
- PASTOR T.D. JAKES HAS JOINED ILLUMINATI NEW WORLD ORDER GROUP
[33000 MEMBERS] MUST SEE
- EXPOSED TALKING TO SATAN, BENNY HINN, KENNETH COPELAND, RODNEY
- Uploaded on Feb 22, 2012 - This documentary is available
as DVD from the producer, see details at the end of the film.
It is very shocking, but this is just one of many documentaries
that exposes the charismatic movement and the word of faith movement
which are inventions of the illuminati. However many 'have not
the love for the truth' and please read 2 Thes 2 'God will send
on them a strong delusion....' Jesus Christ is the way, the truth
and the life.
AMY GRANT'S INTERVIEW WITH THE "GAY PRESS"
- Friday Church News Notes, September 20, 2013 David Cloud
- In her first interview with a representative of the homosexual
community, contemporary Christian music superstar Amy Grant says
that she "first became aware of her gay following when she
was 18" and she hopes the gay community has responded to
her work "because of its all-inclusive message" ("Amy
Grant in Her First Gay Press Interview," Between the Lines
News , Apr. 23, 2013). The singer said that she was honored to
have been invited to sing at a same-sex wedding and expressed
her non-judgmental, "live and let live" philosophy,
with not a hint about the Biblical necessity of repentance and
the new birth and no warning about divine judgment. Amy praised
the following statement made by one of her friends: "When
we learn to observe without judgment, then we have the ability
to know how exhausting it is to observe with judgment all the
time." This flies in the face of God's commandments, such
as, "And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of
darkness, but rather reprove them" (Eph. 5:11). In a recent
edition of his publication Heads Up! Pastor Buddy Smith wrote:
"Amy Grant's decision to sing music that a lost world would
love has been copied by countless other musicians. Sadly, pastors
all over the world are discovering that their teens are being
seduced to cross bridges that didn't even exist a generation
or two ago. There are bridges to Rome, bridges to Las Vegas,
bridges to Hollywood, bridges to Nashville, and bridges to Wall
Street. Some years ago I was driving along the Texas/Mexico border
near Laredo. It had been years since I was in the area, so I
made a wrong turn and ended up at the new bridge across the Rio
Grande River. When we lived in South Texas there was a little
two lane bridge there, but now it is an eight lane maxi-freeway!
Just so, the tiny, narrow plank bridges into the abominable moral
and doctrinal sewers of a Christless world have grown into maxi-freeways
of heresy and immorality that are aimed at destroying our churches!
Amy Grant actively, knowingly built a bridge to the world by
performing music that purposely avoided confronting its immorality
and narcissism. By singing songs that reached out to the sensuality
that gays and lesbians are addicted to, she implied to them that
they were welcome in her world and in her religion. The bridge
to the world is always a two way street. It is not possible to
smilingly give wicked men a non-confrontational message and not
expect them to carry their worldview, their mindset, their morals,
and their gay marriages across the bridge you built and into
your world." "Be not deceived. Evil communications
corrupt good manners" (1 Cor. 15:33). http://www.wayoflife.org
BRITISH BAPTISTS REBRAND
- Friday Church News Notes, September 20, 2013, David Cloud
- "British Baptists Rebrand" is the title of a recent
report in the Associated Baptist Press about the new female leader
of the Baptist Union of Great Britain. Lynn Green, the organization's
first general secretary, intends to "embrace a new way of
being for the 21st century." We don't know what exactly
she will change, but the Baptist Union was already becoming apostate
at the end of the 19th century when Charles Haddon Spurgeon separated
from it in protest in 1888. That apostasy has long been complete.
In the early 1970s, for example, Michael Taylor, principal of
the Baptist Union's Northern Baptist College, denied that Jesus
Christ is God in his message to the London Baptist Assembly titled,
"How much of a man was Jesus?" Though many protested
the man's heresy, the Baptist Union refused to discipline him
or remove him from office. In 1986, the Australian Beacon made
the following evaluation about the Baptist Union: "It is
a Union which harbours apostates and succors infidels while ostracizing
faithful servants of Christ. It is a friend of Rome, a bed-fellow
of idolaters and spiritists in its membership of the World Council
of Churches. No true man of God could remain within it in good
conscience" (Australian Beacon, No. 240, July 1986). In
1989, the Baptist Union yoked together with the Roman Catholic
Church in the newly formed ecumenical union in Britain. http://www.wayoflife.org
- POPE'S BLUNT REMARKS POSE CHALLENGE FOR BISHOPS
- By RACHEL ZOLL - From Associated Press - September 21, 2013
1:30 PM EST
NEW YORK (AP) In recent years, many American bishops have
drawn a harder line with parishioners on what could be considered
truly Roman Catholic, adopting a more aggressive style of correction
and telling abortion rights supporters to stay away from the
sacrament of Communion.
- Liberal-minded Catholics derided the approach as tone-deaf.
Church leaders said they had no choice given what was happening
around them: growing secularism, increasing acceptance of gay
marriage, and a broader culture they considered more and more
hostile to Christianity. They felt they were following the lead
of the pontiffs who elevated them. But in blunt terms, in an
interview published Thursday in 16 Jesuit journals worldwide,
the new pope, Francis called the church's focus on abortion,
marriage and contraception narrow and said it was driving people
away. Now, the U.S. bishops face a challenge to rethink a strategy
many considered essential for preserving the faith.
- "I don't see how the pope's remarks can be interpreted
in any other way than arguing that the church's rhetoric on the
so-called culture war issues needs to be toned down," said
John Green, a religion specialist at the University of Akron's
Bliss Institute of Applied Politics. "I think his language
calls for less stridency on these issues."
- The leadership of the American church is composed of men
who were appointed by Popes John Paul II or Benedict XVI, who
made a priority of defending doctrinal orthodoxy. Over the last
decade or so, the bishops have been working to reassert their
moral authority, in public life and over the less obedient within
- The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops warned Catholics
that voting for abortion-rights supporters could endanger their
souls. Church leaders in Minnesota, Maine and elsewhere took
prominent roles in opposing legal recognition for same-sex marriage
in their states. Bishops censured some theologians and prompted
a Vatican-directed takeover of the largest association for American
nuns by bringing complaints to Rome that the sisters strayed
from church teaching and paid too little attention to abortion.
- SUICIDE ATTACK ON PAKISTANI CHURCH KILLS 75 PEOPLE
- By RIAZ KHAN - From Associated Press - September 22, 2013
8:26 AM EST
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) A pair of suicide bombers detonated
their explosives outside a historic church in northwestern Pakistan
on Sunday, killing 75 people in the deadliest-ever attack on
the country's Christian minority, officials said. A wing
of the Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the bombing
in the city of Peshawar, saying it would continue to target non-Muslims
until the United States stopped drone attacks in the country's
remote tribal region. The latest drone strike came Sunday, when
missiles hit a pair of compounds in the North Waziristan tribal
area, killing six suspected militants, Pakistani intelligence
officials said. The attack on the All Saints Church, which also
wounded 110 people, underlines the threat posed by the Pakistani
Taliban at a time when the government is seeking a peace deal
with the militants. It will likely intensify criticism from those
who believe that negotiating peace with the Taliban is a mistake.
The attack occurred as hundreds of worshippers were coming out
of the church in the city's Kohati Gate district after services
to get a free meal of rice offered on the front lawn, said a
top government administrator, Sahibzada Anees. Continued: http://www.ajc.com/news/ap/top-news/suicide-bomber-hits-pakistan
- BIOMETRICS (666) IS POISED FOR UNPRECEDENTED PUBLIC INTEGRATION
As Discussed By Horn & Quayle This Week posted here 9.22.2013
- Biometrics is on the verge of becoming more pervasive than
ever in everyday life, setting the stage for personal identifiers
to take the place of other common security measures. The expansion
mirrors increased usage in fields such as military operations,
citizen enrollment and public safety. Apples announcement
that its upcoming iPhone 5s will include a fingerprint scan to
validate users marks a huge leap forward in biometrics
integration into society at large. Through this technology and
those that will inevitably follow, large swaths of the population
will become habituated to regular use of biometrics. This
is really a game changer for the industry, Walter Hamilton,
vice chairman of the International Biometrics & Identification
Association, said. His remarks came during a panel presentation
at the Biometric Consortium Conference held in Tampa, Florida,
- BIOMETRICS MORE COMMON NOW, BUT WHAT ABOUT PRIVACY?
- Monday, September 16, 2013 - Ric Romero - News Team LOS ANGELES
(KABC) -- Imagine using a scan of your eye to open a door or
your fingerprint to buy something. It's not futuristic, it's
reality. Retinal scans and fingerprint identifications are being
rolled out everywhere from gyms to hospitals to, most recently,
- These sophisticated biometric security devices work by measuring
things that are unique to you, like your fingerprint, your voice,
your face, and even your retina.
- Last week, Apple announced its new iPhone 5S would use fingerprint
scanning to unlock the phone and even to make purchases. But
amid the excitement, came serious questions about privacy.