CHURCH / PLURALISM
- "My brethren, count it all
joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing this, that
the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have
her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting
nothing. If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that
giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall
be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering.
- "For he that wavereth is
like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let
not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord.
A double minded man is unstable in all his ways. Let the brother
of low degree rejoice in that he is exalted: But the rich, in
that he is made low: because as the flower of the grass he shall
- "For the sun is no sooner
risen with a burning heat, but it withereth the grass, and the
flower thereof falleth, and the grace of the fashion of it perisheth:
so also shall the rich man fade away in his ways. Blessed is
the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall
receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them
that love him.
- "Let no man say when he is
tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with
evil, neither tempteth he any man: But every man is tempted,
when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. Then when
lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it
is finished, bringeth forth death. Do not err, my beloved brethren.
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh
down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness,
neither shadow of turning.
- "Of his own will begat he
us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits
of his creatures. Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man
be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: For the wrath
of man worketh not the righteousness of God. Wherefore lay apart
all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with
meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.
But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving
your own selves. (James
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- Dare The Future by W.J. Anthony "How We Can Change
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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
began on a fast track in the early nineteen sixties when the
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
inclusive and multicultural. The Bible calls for a final church
and today's church doesn't resemble what Jesus taught. The Word
of God has undergone many changes to fit the progressive modes.
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that the Bible is true from beginning to end.
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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
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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that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out
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The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore
cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the
armour of light. Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not
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JOE SCHIMMEL'S BLOG
- 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
and choose the theater, or you can click on the "Exposés"
link in the navigation bar on our Home Page. You can also use
this direct link: http://theater.goodfight.org
We feature individual movie clips from "They
Sold Their Souls for Rock n Roll" with more clips being
added all the time! So be sure and check back in to the theater
from time to time to see what new movie clips we have added.
We plan on adding clips from all of our DVDs, such as "Hollywood's
War on God", "Hollywood
Unmasked", and more! The Good Fight Theater is a
GREAT way to minister to friends, family and/or loved ones by
allowing them to view specific movie clips on a particular artist
or entertainer, without having to go through an entire DVD.
Our convenient Search bar at the top of the theater makes
it easy to find what you're looking for! So what are you waiting
for? Go check out the new Good Fight Theater! And be sure to
share it with everyone you know who would benefit from this great
- 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.' http://www.thecomingglobaltransformation.org/scene5.html
- THIS IS EXCEPTIONAL........
- God at work http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=SkY03n0_sD8&vq=medium
- THE TWINKLE OF AN EYE IS 1/1100 (ONE-ELEVEN HUNDRETH) OF
A SECOND AND THAT IS THE SUDDENESS OF THE RAPTURE.
- The Doctrine of Imminence is one of the New Testaments
most profound subjects. The idea plainly warns us of the necessity
of living every moment with our heart set on His return. We must
never just believe in the Rapture but we must live on the edge
of this world with one foot a few inches above the ground. Thats
spiritually speaking of the great hunger to see Jesus and to
leave for our Homeland at any twinkle.
- The Son of God filled His messages with the warning and hope
of His return. He trained His Disciples to be so in love with
Him as the Son of God that they would never love this world.
The early church showed great evidence that they expected Him
in their lifetime. Apostle Paul had to teach the Christians not
to despair over those that died because the Lord would come for
both the dead and the living. He stated, But I would not
have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are
asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.
For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them
also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. (I Thessalonians
4:13-14) The sainted millions have watched for Him ever since
He arose to ascend into the clouds! Continued:
- THE BIBLE SAYS, WE WRESTLE NOT AGAINST FLESH AND BLOOD,
BUT AGAINST PRINCIPALITIES, AGAINST POWERS, AGAINST THE RULERS
OF THE DARKNESS OF THIS WORLD, AGAINST SPIRITUAL WICKEDNESS IN
HIGH PLACES (Ephesians 6:12) HIGH PLACES is
the angelic realm up in the second heavens. Four times this sacred
Revelation says We Wrestle Against these evil powers.
Its time we take this truth serious. The world has never
been in a spiritual war greater than we are in right now. Recently
I heard a leading Pentecostal Minister say, There is no
such thing in the Bible as the idea of Praying Through.
That statement came straight from the devil.
- DARK DEMONS LED BY LUCIFER ARE MIGHTILY ENGAGED IN WARRING
AGAINST THE ANGELS OF GOD AND THE SAINTS ON THE EARTHLY BATTLEFIELDS.
The effeminate and powerless churches of this generation have
turned the spiritual conflicts over for Satan to control. Only
in a few situations do Christians even understand the battle
that is raging. Every time a battle is lost to the devil it is
lost because there was no true engagement of mighty Holy Ghost
powers to stop him. Continued:
- THE CHURCH IS BUILT THROUGH CHRIST REVEALING HIMSELF
January 11, 2013 - by Alan Finch - I strongly feel that the Church
has greatly overlooked the profound importance of the declaration
of Christ in Matthew 16:15 18. In summary, Jesus is declaring
to His disciples that HE will BUILD His Church through the direct
revelation of Himself to the Body of Christ.
- The meaning of the word revelation: An act of revealing or
communicating Divine Truth. The main method that The Lord uses
for revealing and communicating Divine Truth, is through His
Written Word. This is why that He has given us His Written Word.
- Christ revealing Himself to us at the time that we asked
Him to come into our lives and be our Lord and Savior is NOT
a one time occurrence. Christ has purposed to reveal Himself
and communicate with us through the work of the Holy Spirit to
a Born-again Believer continually. READING and MEDITATING upon
Gods Written Word is the main avenue that The Lord has
chosen to reveal Himself to a Christian continually.
- Nov 28, 2008 I did this video to give some suggestions as
to why the Pre-tribulation Rapture is hated so much. The Pre-trib
Rapture is Bible truth. It is not a new doctrine that a jesuit
priest or a woman came up with in the 1800's. It is in the Holy
Bible from Genesis to Revelation.
- Jesus Christ promised an escape from God's wrath to those
who belong to Him. He is not a liar. If we keep our promise to
Him, He will keep His to us. He repeatedly said to watch and
- Who would benefit if there is no Pre-trib Rapture? The devil.
Satan knows that his days are numbered. He wants as many Christians
as he can get to go thru the Tribulation period with him to persecute
them and to have more chances to drag them to hell with himself.
Belief in the Pre-trib Rapture is not mandatory to get to heaven,
but why go thru the Tribulation period when Jesus Christ has
made a way of escape? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FztDlQjf6Hc
- 10 HORNS AND 7 GEADS OF THE BEAST KINGDOM
- There will be formed 10 kingdoms, like no others. We can
see today the formation of the platforms for those kingdoms.Revelation
13:1And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise
up out of the sea, havingseven headsandten horns, and upon his
hornsten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.We
see there are 10 horns with crowns.Revelation 17:12Andthe ten
hornswhich thou sawestare ten kings, which havereceived nokingdomas
yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.These
10 horns are 10 kings with no kingdom. This means they have rule
but they are not rulers of nations these are 10 unions with 10
leaders in charge being formed as we speak.Here are the 10 horns
platforms on a map notice the MU on the map and surrounding region
is notintegrated into the union yet this is what is bringing
the wars so they got another plan rise up a false prophet of
Islam(mahdi) AKAFirst Beastto control the region and unite them
into Papal/Zionist rule. Continued:
- ARMY YANKS CHRISTIAN SYMBOLS FROM CHAPEL
Crosses, steeple removed after soldier complained
Published: 8 hours ago 1.25.2013 - (FOX NEWS) The U.S. military
ordered soldiers to remove a cross and a steeple from atop a
chapel and to board up cross-shaped windows at a remote American
forward operating base in Afghanistan. The removal of Christian
symbols from the chapel at Forward Operating Base Orgun-E came
after a solider complained - leading American Atheists president
David Silverman to send a letter to the Pentagon.
- Soldiers with minority religious beliefs and atheists
often feel like second-class citizens when Christianity is seemingly
officially endorsed by their own base, Silverman told Fox
News. We are very happy the Pentagon and the Army decided
to do the right thing. Continued: http://www.wnd.com/2013/01/army-yanks-christian-symbols-from-chapel/
SHARIA MEETS TECHNOLOGY: IRAN UNVEILS MACHINE FOR AMPUTATING
- "Publishing these photos is a way to instil fear in
the population so as to avoid any protests." Because fear
is at the heart of any Sharia regime. Why fingers for robbery
and not the whole hand, as per Qur'an 5:38? Unclear. Perhaps
the jurists involved were "moderates."
- "Iran unveils machine for amputating thieves fingers,"
from France24, January 25 (thanks to Alan of England):
- One of Irans official press agencies published photos
showing the public amputation of a thief's fingers on Wednesday.
These show a man getting his finger chopped off with a machine
resembling a rotary saw.
We contacted many of our Observers in Iran to ask them about
this machine. Some of them had heard about it before, but many
discovered its existence through these morbid photographs, which
were reportedly taken on Thursday. According to the INSA press
agency, the man shown getting his finger cut off was charged
with robbery and adultery by a court in the southwestern city
of Shiraz. He was also accused of being at the head of a criminal
organisation. On top of losing one of his fingers, he was sentenced
to three years in prison and 99 whip lashes.
- No independent witnesses were able to recount the circumstances
under which this amputation took place. Four photos of the scene
published by the press agency were widely relayed on social media
networks. Strangely enough, the mans face did not betray
any signs of suffering in the photos, though it is possible that
he might have been drugged.
- Continued: http://www.jihadwatch.org/2013/01/iran-unveils-machine-for-amputating-thieves.html
POPE'S CHILD-PORN 'NORMAL' CLAIM SPARKS OUTRAGE AMONG VICTIMS
- 21 December 2010 - Victims of clerical sex abuse have reacted
furiously to Pope Benedict's claim yesterday that paedophilia
wasn't considered an absolute evil as recently as
the 1970s. In his traditional Christmas address yesterday to
cardinals and officials working in Rome, Pope Benedict XVI also
claimed that child pornography was increasingly considered normal
- In the 1970s, paedophilia was theorised as something
fully in conformity with man and even with children, the
Pope said. It was maintained even within the realm
of Catholic theology that there is no such thing as evil
in itself or good in itself. There is only a better than'
and a worse than'. Nothing is good or bad in itself.
- Read more: http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/world-news/popersquos-child-porn-normal-claim-sparks-outrage-
- AMERICAN PASTOR SENTENCED TO 8 YEARS IN IRAN
The Associated Press January 27, 2013 - BOISE, Idaho (AP)
An American pastor who has been jailed in Iran since September
has been sentenced to eight years in prison, the U.S. State Department
- Spokesman Darby Holladay said the department is calling on
Iran to respect Saeed Abedini's human rights and release him.
Earlier this month, Iran's semi-official news agency, ISNA, quoted
Abedini's attorney, Nasser Sarbazi, as saying his client stood
trial in the Revolutionary Court on charges of attempting to
undermine state security by creating a network of Christian churches
in private homes.
- The pastor, who is of Iranian origin but lives in Boise,
Idaho, has rejected the charges.
- "Mr. Abedini's attorney had only one day (Jan. 21) to
present his defense, so we remain deeply concerned about the
fairness and transparency of Mr. Abedini's trial," Holladay
- SCOUTS CONSIDERING RETREAT FROM NO-GAYS POLICY
- By DAVID CRARY - From Associated Press - January 28, 2013
9:23 PM EST - NEW YORK (AP) The Boy Scouts of America
may soon give sponsors of troops the authority to decide whether
to accept gays as scouts and leaders - a potentially dramatic
retreat from a nationwide no-gays policy that has provoked relentless
- Under the change now being discussed, the different religious
and civic groups that sponsor Scout units would be able to decide
for themselves how to address the issue either maintaining
an exclusion of gays, as is now required of all units, or opening
up their membership.
- Gay-rights activists were elated at the prospect of change,
sensing another milestone to go along with recent advances for
same-sex marriage and the end of the ban on gays serving openly
in the military.
- However, Southern Baptist leaders who consider homosexuality
a sin were furious about the possible change and said
its approval might encourage Southern Baptist churches to support
other boys' organizations instead of the BSA.
- Monday's announcement of the possible change comes after
years of protests over the no-gays policy including petition
campaigns that have prompted some corporations to suspend donations
to the Boy Scouts.
- Under the proposed change, said BSA spokesman Deron Smith,
"the Boy Scouts would not, under any circumstances, dictate
a position to units, members, or parents." Continued:
- STUDENTS READ PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE IN ARABIC [ONE NATION
'This is very American, not un-American' Published: 1 day ago
(9NEWS) 1.31.2014 A Fort Collins principal stands by his
decision to allow students from a multicultural group to recite
the Pledge of Allegiance in Arabic on the schools intercom.
- We do say the Pledge of Allegiance on Mondays at Rocky
Mountain High School, principal Tom Lopez said.
- Students have always said it in English. This year, a group
with about 30 students approached Lopez with a request to translate
and recite the pledge in other languages.
- They had to go through me for approval, and I reviewed
it pretty carefully, Lopez said.
- First, the students translated and read French. Then they
recited the pledge in Spanish last fall. Monday, students read
the pledge in Arabic.
- We have a tremendous amount of diversity in our school,
Lopez said. This is very American, not un-American.
- Continued: http://www.wnd.com/2013/01/students-read-pledge-of-allegiance-in-arabic/#o0I6m6JqLqJ5hRw7.99
- ISRAEL REACH HISTORIC AGREEMENT WITH VATICAN, SEATING THEM
AT LAST SUPPER SITE
- Phillip Pasmanick | January 30, 2013
"The Pope will finally have official seat in the Last
Supper room on Mount Zion, Jerusalem
Outgoing Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon: This is a historic
achievement and a symbol that will encourage Christian tourism."
By Shlomo Cesana
- A historical agreement has been signed between Israel and
the Vatican, ending a 20 year dispute. Israel has granted the
pope an official seat in the room where the Last Supper is believed
to have taken place, on Mount Zion in Jerusalem. Israel did not
give up its control over the room, as the Vatican had demanded,
but Israel did decide to allow Vatican representatives a special
modicum of control over the site.
- An additional caveat of the agreement is a tax exemption
that Israel will grant to all of the Vaticans institutions
- Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon and Monsignor Ettore
Balestrero, Undersecretary of the Holy See for the Relations
with States, sealed the deal on Tuesday. It will be signed in
June at the Vatican.
- On Tuesday, Ayalon said that this is a historic achievement
and a symbol that will encourage tourism.
- View original Israel Hayom publication at: http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_article.php?id=7230
- IN INTERVIEW BEFORE THE SUPER BOWL, PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA
SAYS BOY SCOUTS SHOULD ALLOW GAYS AS MEMBERS
- Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - The announcement comes ahead
of this week's meeting of the Boy Scout's national executive
board, which will weigh a proposal to open up the Scouts' membership
to gays. The president's comments, which aired in pre-Super Bowl
interview on CBS, also included Obama saying that women should
be allowed in military combat roles.
- WASHINGTON President Barack Obama said Sunday that
gays should be allowed in the Boy Scouts and women should be
allowed in military combat roles, weighing in on two storied
American institutions facing proposals to end long-held exclusions.
The presidents comments in a pre-Super Bowl interview on
CBS come ahead of this weeks meeting of the Boy Scouts
national executive board. A proposal to open up the Scouts
membership to gays is expected to be discussed and possibly voted
on at the gathering in Texas.
The Boy Scouts emphatically reaffirmed the no-gays policy just
seven months ago, but announced last week they were considering
changing the stance. Instead of mandatory exclusion of gays,
the different religious and civic groups that sponsor Scout units
would be able to decide for themselves how to address the issue
either maintaining the exclusion or opening up their membership.
- SENATORS DEBATE INCLUSION OF GAY PARTNERS IN IMMIGRATION
- By Napp Nazworth , Christian Post Reporter February 5, 2013|8:32
am - President Barack Obama proposed giving gay partners of U.S.
citizens the privilege of family member status for the purposes
of immigration reform. Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Lindsay
Graham (R-S.C.) warned that including the divisive issue could
split the fragile bipartisan coalition in favor of immigration
reform. Sen. Harry Reid accused Republicans of just making excuses
to not support the legislation. A spokesperson for Sen. Marco
Rubio told The Christian Post that the inclusion of gay partners
is an issue that senators will be discussing as the bill moves
forward. "Which is more important, LGBT or border security?
Huh? I'll tell you what my priorities are," McCain said
at a breakfast last week sponsored by Politico.
- Graham echoed a similar concern
- Continued: http://www.christianpost.com/news/senators-debate-inclusion-of-gay-partners-in-immigration-bill-89460/#IQ
- CHRISTIAN BAKER UNDER FIRE FOR REFUSING WEDDING CAKE FOR
- February 5, 2013|8:33 pm - A Gresham, Ore., baker is now
facing fire and praise from both advocates and opponents of same-sex
relationships, and an investigation from the Oregon Attorney
General's Office after he refused to make a cake for a lesbian
wedding citing his Christian faith.
A report from KATU.com noted on Friday that Sweet Cakes owner,
Aaron Klein, allegedly told the lesbian pair that "they
were abominations to the Lord" when he refused to fulfill
their order. One of the brides-to-be who filed a complaint with
the Attorney General's Office said Klein had previously made
a cake for her mother's wedding but when it came time to celebrate
the affections of her Sapphic companion he refused. Klein, however,
denied the use of inflammatory language during their conversation.
- ACCUSED WITCH BURNED ALIVE IN PAPUA NEW GUINEA
The Associated Press - Thursday, February 7, 2013 11:31 PM EST
- PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea (AP) A mob stripped,
tortured and bound a woman accused of witchcraft, then burned
her alive in front of hundreds of witnesses in a Papua New Guinea
town, police said Friday after one of the highest profile sorcery-related
murders in this South Pacific island nation. Hundreds of bystanders,
including many children, watched and some took photographs of
Wednesday's brutal slaying. Grisly pictures were published on
the front pages of the country's biggest circulating newspapers,
The National and Post-Courier, while the prime minister, police
and diplomats condemned the killing.
- In rural Papua New Guinea, witchcraft is often blamed for
unexplained misfortunes. Sorcery has traditionally been countered
by sorcery, but retaliations have become increasingly violent
in recent years. The death was the first sorcery-related murder
in Papua New Guinea in a year, national police spokesman Dominic
Kakas said. Kepari Leniata, a 20-year-old mother, had been accused
of sorcery by relatives of a 6-year-old boy who died in the hospital
the day before. She was tortured with a hot iron rod, bound,
doused in gasoline, then set alight on a pile of car tires and
trash in the Western Highlands provincial capital of Mount Hagen,
Kakas said. Continued:
- OHIO AMISH BEARD-CUTTING RINGLEADER
GETS 15 YEARS
By THOMAS J. SHEERAN Associated Press - Friday, February 8, 2013
10:38 PM EST
CLEVELAND (AP) Denying he ran an Amish cult, the 67-year-old
ringleader of hair- and beard-cutting attacks on fellow members
of his faith in Ohio was sentenced Friday to 15 years in prison,
while family members convicted of carrying out his orders got
sentences ranging from one to seven years.
- The judge said the defendants had violated the constitutional
rights protecting religious practice that had also benefited
them as Amish. Authorities had prosecuted the attacks as a hate
crime. Before his sentencing, Samuel Mullet Sr. told the
judge he had been accused of running a cult. Mullet, his ankles
in chains and a white beard down to mid-chest, said that if his
community is seen as a cult, "Then I'm going to take the
punishment for everybody."
- The 10 men and six women were convicted last year in five
attacks in Ohio Amish communities in 2011. The government said
the attacks were retaliation against Amish who had defied or
denounced Mullet's authoritarian hold over the splinter group
he started in 1995. Continued: http://www.kansascity.com/2013/02/08/4056027/
- PASTOR JOHN HAGEE CORNERSTONE CHURCH MINISTRY, HERESY
- "... If you visit the Cornerstone Church in San Antonio,
Texas or watch Pastor John Hagee on his television show, you
will see him perched on top of an enormous white and blue throne
watching his massive choir or jazz band. When they finish, John
Hagee will approach the pulpit for his favorite time of the week-
tithe time! Pastor John Hagee has his congregation members raise
their money towards the sky and repeat after him Give and
it shall be given. He then instructs his audience that
When you give, it
- qualifies you to receive Gods abundance. If God gives
to you before you give to him, God himself will becom a liar
If youre not prospering its because youre not
GIVING! Contained in those few sentences is everything
that is unscriptural and wrong with the New-Age Prosperity
Message pushed on gullible congregations by megachurch
pastors nationwide. Pastor John Hagee needs to revisit the portion
of the Bible where Jesus went into the synagogue and pushed over
all the tables of goods. His statement above is in direct contradiction
with the Bible.
- Using his lies and deceit, Pastor John Hagee has grown into
an enormously wealthy man. In the year 2001, his organization
filed revenues of $18.3 million dollars with
- the IRS. What was John Hagees personal compensation
package worth? More than $1.25 million dollars. His nonprofit
organization, GETV, has a mission statement reading Spread
the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Somehow I think his nearly
8,000 acre Texas ranch does not help that mission. Not only does
Pastor John and his wife Diana Hagee own that sprawling ranch,
but they also have a 5,275 foot, 6 bedroom mansion in one of
San Antonios most exclusive gated communities (The Dominion).
The house is appraised at $700,000. Full story:
- THE ROYAL DECLARATION: FROM THE CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA
- (PAGE 213 VOL. 13) Jan 5, 2013 9:09 AM-
- This is the name most commonly given to the solemn repudiation
which, in accordance with provisions of the "Bill of Rights"
(1689) and of "the Act of Succession" (1700), every
sovereign succeeding to the throne of Great Britain (was), until
quite recently, required to make in the presence of the assembled
Lords and Commons. This pronouncement has also often been called
"the King's Protestant Declaration" or "the Declaration
and (but quite incorrectly) "the Coronation Oath".
With regard to this last term it is important to notice that
the later coronation oath, which for two centuries has formed
part of the coronation service and which still remains unchanged,
consists only of certain promises to govern justly and to maintain
"the Protestant Reformed Religion established by Law".
- No serious exception has ever been taken by Catholics to
this particular formula, but the Royal Declaration, on the other
hand, was regarded for long years as a substantial grievance,
constituting as it did an insult to the faith professed by many
millions of loyal subjects of the British Crown. The terms of
this Declaration, which from 1689 to 1910 was imposed upon the
sovereign by statute, ran as follows:
- "I, A. B., by the grace
of God King (or Queen) of England, Scotland and Ireland, Defender
of the Faith, do solemnly and sincerely in the presence of God,
profess, testify, and declare, that I do believe that in the
Sacrament of the Lord's Supper there is not "any" Transubstantiation
of the elements of bread and wine into the Body and Blood
of Christ at or after the consecration thereof by any person
whatsoever: and that the invocation or adoration of the Virgin
Mary or any other Saint, and the Sacrifice of the Mass, as they
are now used in the Church of Rome, are superstitious
and idolatrous. And I do solemnly in the presence of God profess,
testify, and declare that I do make this declaration, and every
part thereof, in the plain and ordinary sense of the words read
unto me, as they are commonly understood by English Protestants,
without any such dispensation
from any person or authority or person whatsoever, or without
thinking that I am or can be acquitted before God or man, or
absolved of this declaration or any part thereof, although the
Pope, or any other person or persons, or power whatsoever, should
dispense with or annul the same or declare that it was null and
void from the beginning".
- The terms of the document are important, for even the extravagant
and involved wording of the "long rigmarole" at the
end added much to the sense of studied insult conveyed by the
whole formula. Not only is the "Mass" stigmatized as
idolatrous, but a false statement of Catholic doctrine is implied
in the reference to the "adoration" of the Virgin Mary
and the saints "as now used in the Church of Rome",
while the existence of a supposed dispensing power is assumed
which the Catholic Church has never asserted. What added still
more to the just resentment of Catholics at the continued retention
of the Declaration was the consciousness that, in the words of
Lingard, it owed its origin "to the perjuries of an imposter
and the delusion of a nation". The formula was no one drafted
by a Parliament in its sober senses. With the object of excluding
Catholics from the throne, the Bill of Rights, after the deposition
of James II in 1689, exacted of the monarch a profession of faith
- The test selected was one which already stood in the statute
book, and which was first placed there during the frenzy excited
by the supposed Popish Plot of 1678. It was amid the panic created
by the fabrications of Titus Oates, that this Test was drafted
(not improbably by himself), and it was imposed upon all officials
and public servants, thus effectually excluding Catholics from
Parliament and positions of trust. By a curious inversion of
history the declaration which was drawn up in 1678 to be taken
by every official except the king, had come two hundred years
later to be exacted of the king and of no one else. Although
statements have been made contending that the substance of the
Royal Declaration is older than Titus Oates' time, an examination
of these earlier formulæ shows little to support such a
conclusion (see a full discussion in "The Tablet",
13 Aug., 1910). A brief account of these formulæ, and of
the attempts which were made in 1891 and subsequent years to
abolish or modify the Royal Declaration, has already been given
in the article OATHS. It will be sufficient to cite here the
terms of the new Declaration which was formally carried by Mr.
Asquith's Government in August, 1910, in time to relieve King
George V from the necessity of wounding the feelings of his Catholic
subjects by a repetition of the old formula. In virtue of Mr.
Asquith's "Accession Declaration Act" the brief statement,
which now replaces that quoted above, runs as follows:
- "I, N., do solemnly and sincerely in the presence of
God, profess, testify and declare that I am a faithful Protestant,
and that I will, according to the true intent of the enactments
to secure the Protestant Succession to the Throne of my realm,
uphold and maintain such enactments to the best of my power." http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/
- SAD EXAMPLES OF CONTINUED DUPED CONFUSED EVANGELICAL CHRISTIANS
- On Tue, 1/22/13, James Kieferdorf <email@example.com>
- So many Armstrong off-shoots have duped/confused many Evangelical
Christians, I don't know where to start. Below is one sad example,
among many I could give. If you scroll down you can read what
one pastor of a Foursquare church thinks of an Armstrong off-shoot.
I wrote to the district of the FSC in TX, voicing my concern
that this church will be hosting the prophecy conference for
The Living Church of God. Below is what I received. The pastor
thinks that the LCOG "To be solidly mainline Evangelical"
What a lack of discernment, and he got duped. matter of fact
the founder of the LCOG Rodrick Merideth even spoke at one of
the conferences at this church. This church still allows this
cult to use it's facilities. There are so many off-shoots of
Armstrong, many are being duped. The AOG youth division was duped
by www.thejournal.org Upper left you Will see The Churches Of
God. The AOG thought this was an Evangelical organizations, because
of the Church of God wording. They put www.biblestudy.org on
one of their teachings CD'S. I noticed this and informed them
that www.biblestudy.org is a cult. Many get this confused with
www.bible.org Sadly, I have even seen www.biblestudy.org on Evangelical
sites. Many of these Armstrong offshoots air on Christian radio/TV,
LCOG, UCOG, CGI, COG-EIM, PCOG, and so on. How sad. One off-shoot
that has duped many Evangelical Christians is Ron Dart, and his
program Born To Win. A former baptist, even studying for the
ministry at a Christian college in TX, he heard H W A on radio,
left the church, dropped out of school and headed for Calif.
He never looked back. He now has been cancelled from over 23
Christians stations. Sad the other Christians stations can't
do the same. As long as the check clears the bank almost any
one can air their program.
I also see than many Way International of-shoots have also duped/confused
many Evangelical Christians/ organizations. www.cortright.org/behome.htm
has many off-shoots listed. I have seen many of these cults listed
at Evangelical sites, Christian Family Fellowship, The Journal
of Biblical Accuracy. Matter of fact this journal is listed at
answering-Islam, and other Evangelical sites. Many of these others
are also listed at Christians sites, and many have infiltrated
Evangelical camps, missionary groups, Christian music festivals,
publishers, ands so on. One offshoot listed at cortright.org
is John Lynn's ministry. There is a church in ILL who is listed
in Lynn's fellowships links, and one of it's leaders is employed
with Joyce Meyer Ministries. So sad many are deceived.
Blessings, James Kieferdorf
- AL GORE'S CURRENT TV OPENS THE DOOR TO ISLAMIC PSYCHOLOGICAL
- Al-Jazeera TV, located in and financed by Qatar, which just
bought Current TV from former presidential candidate Al Gore
for a reported $500 million, "is providing an alternative
viewpoint on domestic news,". What sort of alternative viewpoint?
Anyone regularly watching Al-Jazeera TV in Arabic cannot help
being aware of its Islamist agenda, inspired by the Muslim Brotherhood's
Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, who is currently a resident of Qatar.
- Regular viewers are familiar with the network's biases --
also apparent in its otherwise different English-language programming
-- in covering events in the Middle East.
- Its reports are stunning in their lopsided descriptions of
the cruelty and oppression of Arab leaders who, because they
became weak and thus vulnerable, were called by Qatar's opportunistic
rulers, "oppressive dictators whose time had come."
- RISE OF ISLAM
Islamic Influence In UK Textbooks Means Israel Is Wiped Off The
Ahmadinejad promised it. Now British textbooks are doing it.
Israel has been wiped off the map by Garnet Education, an English-language
teaching company in Britain, whose educational textbook aimed
at foreign students and immigrants to the UK, contains a map
with "Occupied Palestine" in place of the Jewish State.
Speaking to the Algemeiner, the prominent American Jewish newspaper
which broke the story, school teacher Liz Wiseman noted that
the book is "one of the more popular and mainstream English
language teaching (ELT) textbooks published by Garnet, which
is quite popular and mainstream itself." Continued: http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/3525/uk-textbook-israel-map
- CAMPUS CRUSADE FIRES LEADER FOR OBEYING BIBLE
- Friday Church News Notes, David Cloud - January 4, 2013 -
The director of Campus Crusade at the University of Louisville
has been fired for obeying the Bibles command that a woman
is not allowed to teach men (1 Timothy 2:12). Daniel Harman was
removed from his position as Missional Team Leader at the Louisville
chapter of Cru (Campus Crusades cool new name) when he
refused to carry out the ministrys policy that male
and female staff share in leadership duties, including teaching
the Bible (Cru Leader Demoted, Christian Post,
Dec. 3, 2012). Harman is a student at Southern Baptist Theological
Seminary, and we hope that he will take a stand for Gods
Word in every point and honor God more than man.
- Campus Crusade has not held the Bible as its ultimate authority
from its founding by the late Bill Bright, a pragmatist who even
changed the gospel presentation in the vain idea that he could
do a better job than the apostle Paul. Whereas the gospel in
the book of Romans begins with the bad news of mans lost
condition before a holy God, Bright wanted to make this more
positive, so he began his Four Spiritual Laws with
God loves you and has a wonderful plan for your life.
All of that is so true, of course, but no man will flee to Christ
in a saving manner unless he is first convinced that he is lost
and there is no other means of salvation.
- The love of God cannot be understood properly apart from
the holiness of God. We see this emphasis in the Bible as a whole,
with a large portion being devoted to the law of God before we
get to the New Testament. When I preached at an evangelistic
meeting in Nepal in 1979, sponsored by Campus Crusade, I preached
directly from Romans and spent a time building a proper foundation
for the gospel by showing mans lost condition and his frightful
standing under Gods wrath. Paul continues on this theme
for nearly three chapters before he mentions the grace of God
and the justification that is available in Christ toward the
end of Romans 3. After I preached at that underground meeting
(gospel preaching was illegal in Nepal in those days), the national
head of Campus Crusade told me that my preaching was too
negative and that they liked a more positive, upbeat approach!
- I reminded the man that I was preaching directly from Romans
and that I didnt write that book! It was the first in a
long series of conflicts that I had as a young missionary with
compromising, pragmatic New Evangelicals and Charismatics that
formed the national evangelical church fellowship
at that time and that within a year or so led to a complete rupture
between us (thank the Lord!), with them condemning me at an ecclesiastical
trial as a divider of the body of Christ in Nepal.
I was condemned in a letter that was sent to all of the churches.
- The issues between us werent complicated, nor were
they light matters. They pertained to such things as whether
the Bible is to be literally interpreted and whether it is to
be the absolute and sole authority for faith and practice. They
pertained to such things as the gospel itself and how to present
it, Gods standards for church leaders (one of their pastors
was a polygamist who had three wives and another operated a bookstore
that sold pornography), the nature of apostolic gifts, the eternal
security of a born-again child of God, and the role of women
- The experience provided a great, practical education for
me on the character of modern evangelicalism and the importance
of biblical separation. http://www.wayoflife.org
- CHURCH MEMBERS TRYING TO WARN SLEEPING PASTORS
- January 9, 2013 David Cloud - I dont like barking dogs,
personally, but I do like a good guard dog. We have one of those.
He is big and strong and bold enough to get the job done, and
we havent been robbed again since we got him. Therefore
I have learned to endure some barking and not always convenient
barking! If any danger is around on some dark night, I want that
old boy to bark away.
- What is far more important and valuable is a good spiritual
guard dog. In Isaiahs day, the watchmen were described
by God as dumb dogs, they cannot bark; sleeping, lying
down, loving to slumber.
- This reminds me of a whole bunch of independent Baptist preachers
today who used to be in the battle and who used to be zealous
to protect their people from spiritual danger and error, but
who are getting old and soft and are in a semi-retirement mode
and are letting the young people, often including their own kids,
provide leadership that they are not ready to provide and to
set the tone for the churchs programs that they are not
yet equipped to set.
- This is one major way that CCM is slipping into churches
that are pastored by men who just five years ago would not have
allowed this to happen. Oftentimes, there are people in these
churches who are deeply concerned. There are members who are
standing in spiritual conviction exactly where their pastor was
five years ago and are holding to the convictions that their
own pastor taught them, but the discouraging thing is that the
pastor has changed.
- Oh, he wont admit it. NO!!!!! But he has changed. He
is becoming a dumb dog about music, a dumb dog about other things.
He isnt alert and sharp any more. He isnt on top
of what is happening. He has allowed himself to be ignorant about
contemporary worship music and its dangers and about other spiritual
dangers his people are facing. He isnt educated out these
things, but he also doesnt want to be educated.
- Recently I received the following example of this from a
church member who is trying to wake up his sleeping pastor. The
church member wrote this to his own pastor. This is happening
everywhere. It is a part of the independent Baptist church wars
that are raging right now. Continued: http://www.wayoflife.org/index_files/church_members_trying_
GRUESOME': MUSLIM MAN BEHEADS TWO NEW JERSEY CHRISTIANS
Christians Murdered In New Jersey...Not A PEEP From The Mainstream
- Posted by RAMJR on February 13, 2013 at 7:01pm - I have not
heard from source, not even Foxnews (which is changing slowly
over to the darkside). As Obama, and his minions use tactics
to arm terrorists from taxpayers dimes (which he said last night
would cost taxpayers...'not a dime). How many Muslim terrorists,
inside America, will be given passes, and we allow this administration
almost applauding in their values, rewards, positioning and placing
in key positions of this next term of presidential demonic value?
- WHITE HOUSE PETITION CALLS FOR OBAMA ADMIN TO DESIGNATE THE
CATHOLIC CHURCH A 'HATE GROUP'
- Faith Jan. 7, 2013 11:01am Billy Hallowell - On Christmas
Day, a petition was added to the White House web site, urging
the U.S. government to officially recognize the Roman Catholic
Church as a hate group. According to a brief description
accompanying the plea, the basis for the designation is the churchs
stance on same-sex marriage and homosexuality.
- In his annual Christmas address to the College of Cardinals,
Pope Benedict XVI, the global leader of the Roman Catholic Church,
demeaned and belittled homosexual people around the world,
the petition reads. Using hateful language and discriminatory
remarks, the Pope painted a portrait in which gay people are
second-class global citizens.
- The text goes on to note that Pope Benedict claimed that
same-sex families are threatening to society. The
individual behind the initiative accused the Catholic leader
of implying that gays are also sub-human. As a result
of the popes recent words, the petition argues that the
Church meets the criteria to be called a hate group by both the
Southern Poverty Law Center and the Anti-Defamation League.
- The effort to urge condemnation from the White House was
sparked by Pope Benedicts Christmas message. As TheBlaze
previously reported (as per AP), the Catholic leader has taken
his opposition to gay marriage to new heights with a strong denunciation
of how people today are manipulating their sex and gender to
alter their God-given nature.
- Continued: http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/01/07/white-house-petition-calls-for-obama-admin-to-designate-the-catholic
- STUNNING FIND FROM TIME OF JESUS
Saturday, January 12, 2013 (Before It's News) Archaeologists
abuzz in Mary Magdalene's hometown
WND by Joe Kovacs
- An intricately decorated stone found in what is believed
to be a first century synagogue in Magdala, Israel.
When many people hear the name of Mary Magdalene, they automatically
think of a prostitute.
- But the Bible never indicates the female follower of Jesus
was involved in any sexual sin.
- What it does say is that she was the first person to see
the risen Christ, and that she had previously been possessed
by seven demons.
- Now, excitement has been growing in recent years in the womans
ancient hometown of Magdala, Israel, where archaeologists believe
theyve found a first century synagogue, prompting some
to wonder whether Jesus Himself visited the building.
- It is likely that people who used this synagogue were
witnesses to the multiplication of the loaves and other miracles
depicted in the four Gospels, says a promotional video
at MagdalaCenter.com, a project looking to construct a hotel
and worship complex in the area.
- PLANNED PARENTHOOD'S NEW ANNUAL REPORT: WE DID 333,964 ABORTIONS,
1 EVERY 94 SECONDS. WE ARE SO PROUD OF THE YEAR'S MANY SUCCESSES
[left: President Barack Obama and Planned Parenthood President
Cecile Richards. AP By Penny Starr - (CNSNews.com) 'Planned Parenthood
Federation of America's latest annual report for 2011-2012 says
that its affiliated clinics performed 333,964 abortions in fiscal
2011 - That works out to an average of one abortion every 94
seconds.The 333,964 abortion Planned Parenthood did in fiscal
2011 is an increase of 4,519 from the 329,445 abortions it did
in 2010, according to a fact sheet that Planned Parenthood published
- Over two years, Planned Parenthood says, it has aborted 663,409.
The 2011-2012 report states that Planned Parenthood received
$542.4 million in 'government health services grants and reimbursements,'
which it states includes payments from Medicaid managed care
plan. Continued: http://cnsnews.com/news/article/planned-parenthoods-new-
- PASTOR FORCED TO WITHDRAW FROM DELIVERING OBAMAS INAUGURAL
BENEDICTION FOR OPPOSING HOMOSEXUALITY
- Friday Church News Notes, January 18, 2013 - Pastor Louie
Giglio was forced to withdraw from delivering the benediction
at President Obamas inaugural swearing-in ceremony because
of his opposition to homosexuality. In a sermon preached in the
1990s entitled A Christian Response to Homosexuality,
Giglio said: Homosexuality is not an alternate lifestyle.
Homosexuality is not just a sexual preference. Homosexuality
is not gay. Homosexuality is sin. It is sin in the eyes of God
and it is sin according to the word of God. Giglio also
said that sameSex marriage would run the risk
of undermining the whole order of society.
- Because of these true words, Bible-hating homosexual activists
demanded that he not deliver the address at the presidential
inauguration, and Obama obviously agreed, because the inaugural
committee withdraw its invitation. The growing power of the homosexual
movement is evident in that four years ago they were not able
to stop Rick Warren from speaking at Obamas first inauguration,
though they tried for the same reason that they opposed Giglio.
- Neither Giglio nor Warren are staunch Bible believers, or
they would not have received such an invitation in the first
place, but the vicious opposition even to rock & roll, ecumenical
preachers such as these reveals the irrationality and intolerance
of the homosexual agenda. And why are the enemies of truth so
empowered today? Because of the preachers in the pulpits who
do not preach the fear of God in a scriptural fashion and therefore
have filled the land with a nominal Christianity that has placed
the nation under Gods curse.
- The solution is for Gods believing people to pay undivided
attention to their individual lives, families, and churches so
that for our sake God will bless instead of curse. We need to
forget the politicking and get serious about obeying Gods
Word. If my people, which are called by my name, shall
humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from
their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive
their sin, and will heal their land (2 Chron. 7:14).
- HOW THE VATICAN BUILT A SECRET PROPERTY EMPIRE USING MUSOLINI'S
- By The Guardian - Monday, January 21, 2013 21:15 EST - Few
passing London tourists would ever guess that the premises of
Bulgari, the upmarket jewellers in New Bond Street, had anything
to do with the pope. Nor indeed the nearby headquarters of the
wealthy investment bank Altium Capital, on the corner of St Jamess
Square and Pall Mall.
- But these office blocks in one of Londons most expensive
districts are part of a surprising secret commercial property
empire owned by the Vatican.
- Behind a disguised offshore company structure, the churchs
international portfolio has been built up over the years, using
cash originally handed over by Mussolini in return for papal
recognition of the Italian fascist regime in 1929.
- OBAMA WILL INCLUDE SAME-SEX COUPLES IN IMMIGRATION PLAN
- The Senate is silent on bi-national couples divided by law.
posted on January 28, 2013 at 10:38pm EST WASHINGTON Same-sex
couples will be a part of the proposal for addressing immigration
reform that President Obama is scheduled to unveil Tuesday in
Las Vegas, BuzzFeed has confirmed with multiple sources familiar
with the White House plan.
- A Democratic source said: "Same-sex couples will be
part of his proposal." A second source confirmed that, unlike
the Senate framework released Monday, same-sex bi-national couples
those with one American and one foreign partner
will be included in the White House principles. Continued:
- NEW MEXICO TEEN ACCUSED OF KILLING FAMILY 'INVOLVED HEAVILY'
WITH VIOLENT GAMES Sheriff says - Fox News - The New Mexico teenager
accused of killing his parents and three younger siblings was
involved heavily with violent video games prior the
shooting, the Bernalillo County Sheriffs Office said.
- Nehemiah Griego, 15, who was frustrated with
his mother, was arrested Saturday following the deadly shootings
at his home in a rural area southwest of Albuquerque where he
lived with his family, Bernalillo County Sheriff Dan Houston
- The sheriff said Nehemiah Griego got excited when he had
the chance to discuss his penchant for violent video games with
investigators. One of the games he mentioned was Modern
Warfare, Houston said.
- The teen waived his right to arraignment in adult court Tuesday
on charges of murder and child abuse resulting in death, and
a judge ordered him held without bond. The case was assigned
to public defender Jeff Buckels, who didnt immediately
respond to a phone call seeking comment. Click here to continue
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- HOBBY LOBBY POSTPONES FINES DESPITE SUPREME COURT RULING
- Posted: Jan. 16, 2013 at 10:45 AM Whitney Williams Associated
Press/Photo by Danny Johnston Hobby Lobby executives announced
last week they found a temporary reprieve from the fines the
company faces for defying the governments mandate to provide
insurance coverage for abortion-inducing drugs.
- Despite the Dec. 26 decision by U.S. Supreme Court Justice
Sonia Sotomayor, who ruled the popular arts and crafts retail
chain must comply with the requirement or face financial penalties
starting Jan. 1, Hobby Lobby will have a few more months to fight
for its rights, fine-free.
- According to a statement released by The Becket Fund for
Religious Liberty, the legal group representing Hobby Lobby in
its fight for religious freedom, the retail store discovered
a way to shift the plan year for its employee health insurance,
delaying the mandates effective date for several months.
- Hobby Lobby will continue to vigorously defend its
religious liberty and oppose the mandate and any penalties,
said Peter M. Dobelbower, general counsel for Hobby Lobby. Continued:
- OBAMA ADMINISTRATION: WE CAN AND WILL FORCE CHRISTIANS TO
ACT AGAINST THEIR FAITH
- December 31st, 2012 By Terence P. Jeffrey (CNSNews.com)
In a legal argument formally presented in federal court in the
case of Hobby Lobby v. Kathleen Sebelius, the Obama administration
is claiming that the First Amendmentwhich expressly denies
the government the authority to prohibit the free exercise
of religionnonetheless allows it to force Christians to
directly violate their religious beliefs even on a matter that
involves the life and death of innocent human beings.
- Because federal judgesincluding Supreme Court Justice
Sonia Sotomayorhave refused to grant an injunction protecting
the owners of Hobby Lobby from being forced to act against their
Christian faith, those owners will be subject to federal fines
of up to $1.3 million per day starting Tuesday for refusing to
include abortion-inducing drugs in their employee health plan.
- The Obama administration is making a two-fold argument for
why it can force Christians to act against their faith in complying
with the regulation it has issued under the Obamacare law that
requires virtually all health care plans to cover, without co-pay,
sterilizations, contraceptives, and abortion-inducing drugs.
- CALIFORNIA: GAY RIGHTS BILL AIMS TO STRIP BOY SCOUTS OF TAX-EXEMPT
- By Cheryl Wetzstein - The Washington Times - Tuesday, February
- Scouting organizations in California that bar open homosexuals
as leaders and members could lose their state tax-exempt status
if a bill is enacted. The Youth Equality Act has a broad sweep,
covering not only the Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts and Girls Scouts,
but also such youth organizations as the Little League, Bobby
Sox, Campfire Inc., Future Farmers of America, 4-H Clubs, Boys
Clubs, Girls Clubs, Special Olympics, California soccer
associations and Pop Warner football. The proposed legislation
seeks to end the unfortunate discriminatory and outdated
practices by certain youth groups by revoking their tax-exemption
privilege, should they not comply with our nondiscrimination
laws, said California State Sen. Ricardo Lara, an openly
gay lawmaker who is also lead sponsor of SB 323. Continued: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/feb/26/calif-gay-rights-bill-strips-boy-scouts-tax-
- THE NATIONAL CLERGY COUNCIL HAS DECLARED A "STATE OF
EMERGENCY" FOR CHURCHES IN RESPONSE TO THE OBAMACARE MANDATE
THAT VIIOLATES RELIGIOUS FREEDOM
- February 26th, 2012 - Charlie Butts - OneNewsNow - The issue
at hand is that insurance companies are require to provide free
contraception, sterilization, and the morning-after
pill to employees, even though people or religious institutions
might object to financing such coverage. The real issue
here, its not birth control; its religious liberty,
its freedom of conscience, [and] its the freedom
of individuals and their churches to determine their own positions
and their own policies about contraception and abortion,
contends Norm Lund, a spokesman for the National Clergy Council.
As an example, hospitals with a religious affiliation would be
forced to sign up for and help finance insurance that provides
those services, even though it violates the tenets of their faith.
Self-insured religious institutions would finance the mandate
as well. Lund submits that the government has crossed the line.
- IN THE FUTURE THE EGYPTIAN ISLAMISTS WILL NOT ONLY BE CONDUCTING
SYSTEMATIC VIOLENCE BUT CANNIBALISM AGAINST CHRISTIANS AND MODERATES
- Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2013/01/high-schoolers-told-cannibalism-allowed/#vQGLoVwebpL0QMGA.99
- 2013 YEAR OF THE COMETS:
- Jack Kinsella - Omega Letter Editor (Edited)* - Comet ISON
was discovered by two Russian astronomers last September. Comet
ISON comes from the Oort asteroid cloud more than a light year
away from earth. Comet ISON is expected to become visible to
the naked eye as early as November, 2013 its newly formed tail
stretching far into the sky above the horizon. What makes Comet
ISON especially exciting to astronomers is the fact that ISON
is forecast to be some
fifteen times brighter than a full moon. The Comet will be
visible with the naked eye from November to the first weeks of
January 2014, prompting some astronomers to call it "the
Christmas Comet". Incidentally, Comet ISON is expected to
make its appearance at roughly the same time as a hybrid solar
eclipse on November 3, 2013. Both will be visible from Jerusalem.
- "And they asked Him, saying, Master, but when shall
these things be? and what sign will there be when these things
shall come to pass.?" .And there shall be signs in the sun,
and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress
of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Men's
hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things
which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall
be shaken." (Luke 21:7, 25-26)
- Of the nine most impressive comets of the past four centuries,
five have made their appearance since 1948. One might argue that
is because of improved telescopes and other optics, but since
ALL of these comets were visible to the naked eye, I don't think
that really applies. 2013 is not just the Year of the Comets
or the Year of the Christmas Comet. On April 25, there will be
partial lunar eclipse (NASA, pdf).
- On May 10 there will be an annular
solar eclipse. On May 25 a Penumbral Lunar eclipse, and another
on October 18. Right now, the sun is in the middle of Cycle 24,
and is due to reach a maximum in 2013. The next cycle would be
expected to start in around 2020. According to NASAs astro-forecasts,
the current solar maximum is likely to unleash a series of massive
solar storms, peaking sometime early 2013, after which, solar
inactivity is expected to collapse completely, bringing on another
period of global cooling.
- A powerful enough solar flare hitting the earth head-on would
mimic the effect of an EMP pulse on our electrical grid. Forecasters
say that the worst is yet to come. In a worst-case scenario,
the world would be instantly plunged into technological darkness
that could cause a global blackout that could take years to repair.
- The worlds scientists are so confused on the consensus
opinion on global warming and solar activity that there IS no
consensus opinion, but they are so alarmed that they insist on
doing something, even if we dont know what effect of that
something might be. Here is what we do know. In 2013,
there will be one solar eclipse and two lunar eclipses.
- The sun and the moon. At least two comets will make their
appearance so brightly as to be seen with the naked eye. So that's
the sun, moon and two 'stars'. Then there are the signs in the
sun, including an unusually quiet solar minimum, followed up
by one of the most violent solar maximums since 1858, which many
meteorologists and astronomers say accounts for the majority
of what the UN and leaders of the free world have renamed "climate
- Hollis Caravetta E-mail: Holliscar@aol.com
- BUILDING CONGREGATIONS AROUND ART GALLERIES AND CAFES AS
- By AMY OLEARY - Published: December 29, 2012 - DALLAS
The mural painted on the side of a building in the Deep
Ellum warehouse district here is intentionally vague, simply
showing a faceless man in a suit holding an umbrella over the
words Life in Deep Ellum. Inside there are the trappings
of a revitalization project, including an art gallery, a yoga
studio and a business incubator, sharing the building with a
coffee shop and a performance space.
- Allison V. Smith for The New York Times - Joel Triska, lead
pastor. But it is, in fact, a church.
- Life in Deep Ellum is part of a wave of experimentation around
the country by evangelicals to reinvent church in
an increasingly secular culture, and it comes as the megachurch
boom of recent decades, with stadium seating for huge crowds,
Jumbotrons and smoke machines, faces strong headwinds. A national
decline in church attendance, the struggling economy and the
challenges of marketing to millennials have all led to the need
for new approaches. Continued: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/30/us/new-churches-focus-on-building-a-community-life.html?nl=
- UNITED CHURCH OF GOD, UNORTHODOX TEACHINGS.
- February 9, 2013, 6:02 AM James Kieferdorf <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Subject: A Concerned Christian
Dear Pastor Keith,
Peace and Grace through our Lord Jesus Christ.
I am concerned that the United Church of God is hosting their
"Kingdom of God Bible Seminar to be held at Grandville on
June 15Th. I am not sure if you are aware of their many unorthodox
teachings, and their mocking and BLASPHEMOUS attacks on the Holy
Trinity, and other orthodox teachings of the faith. This group
has duped and confused many Evangelical Christians.
The UCG is an off-shoot of Herbert W Armstrong. This should sound
a warning to any Bible believing Christian. When those who attend
this seminar, may think they are receiving Biblical teaching
from Christian organization, since it is being held at a Christian
It's not until you start reading their publications and Bible
course, the real story is told. Below is my email of concern
to a Christian station who airs the UCG program, along with other
Armstrong off-shoots. I am enclosing a few of the links that
attack the Trinity.
Sincerely in Christ, James Kieferdorf
Many other unorthodox teachings could be included in this list,
but it's very clear that the UCG wants nothing to do with the
Historic Christan faith.