Period: October 2015
End-Time Church / Pluralism
Global Politics


Matthew Chapter 24 describes events from the destruction of the second Temple to
THE SECOND COMING and the Rapture
Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other. Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled. Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.
But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up. Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh. Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season?
Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing. Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods. But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming; And shall begin to smite his fellowservants, and to eat and drink with the drunken; The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of, And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. (Matthew 24:29-51 kjv)

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MORE GREETINGS to all and the newcomers to this list. We'd like to introduce ourselves. George and Rita Williams founded this ministry. George went to be with the Lord in 2003. We were Mormons (Temple Mormons) for 20 years. We prayed to God in 1992 to allow us to do a ministry speaking out against Scientology. Six months later God led us to the truth: out of the cult of Mormonism. We did not know at the time we were in a cult. No-one had witnessed to us in 20 years.
The Holy Spirit brought us to information about all the cults and the present development of the New World Order. We began bringing our research to you. Because all the research was already done, we decided to build a library within Cephas Ministry. Our newsletters are not designed to provoke anger which is strictly prohibited in Scripture. It is to shed light on activities by those who would deceive those who are recorded in the Book of Life by devious methods and systematic plans.

We are Bible students and have left all worldly organizations. We attend church if the message is from the authorized KJV Bible. The focus of these newsletters is to prove why we had to leave the world system. We are called 'Watchmen on the Wall' which God always had during the Old / New Testament Times.
To understand what is happening, one has to know the Bible to compare notes.
The first section is about the church. The news about churches is unedited unless indicated by Ednotes. 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 I.
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. Many new Bible tranlations have brought confusion. The Bible calls for a falling away from churches and becoming atheistic before Jesus comes back for His Bride. The true believers are called 'Ekklesia.' Our newsletters prove this fact and prove that the Bible is true from beginning to end.
The second section is about globalism where we bring your attention to the social, political and global 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 teachings because Israel is the time piece of the Biblical Prophecy. 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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"And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light. Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying. But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof" (Rom. 13:11-14).

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GOOD FIGHT MINISTRIES - Lessons from the Alabama Massacre
In the wake of Alabama’s worst mass shooting in the state’s 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?” Continued:
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Brad Myers co-author of Queen of All The marian apparitions' plan to unite all religions under the Roman Catholic Church
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.'

You can’t trust satanic governments, we all ready know that, but now you can’t even trust your doctor your dentist, and even your church pastors and ministers it would seem. It’s like the people we have learned over the years to trust and take care of us and our general well being, are now turning against us, in secret dealings with our satanic government’s, and therefore able to get more money from government assistance.
Of course, not every profession I have listed is involved with what I have said, but it is defiantly a sign of the times we are now living in, and every person that confesses that Jesus Christ is their lord and savior, needs to spiritually wake up, and start spreading the word to as many people as they can concerning the word of GOD and the perilous times we are now living in.
Psalm 118:8 "It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in man."
Daniel 7:25 "'He will speak out against the Most High and wear down the saints of the Highest One, and he will intend to make alterations in times and in law; and they will be given into his hand for a time, times, and half a time."
Jeremiah 12:6 ""For even your brothers and the household of your father, even they have dealt treacherously with you, even they have cried aloud after you do not believe them, although they may say nice things to you."
Matthew 10:21 ""Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child; and children will rise up against parents and cause them to be put to death"
Luke 21:16 ""But you will be betrayed even by parents and brothers and relatives and friends, and they will put some of you to death,"
Micah 7:6 "For son treats father contemptuously, Daughter rises up against her mother, Daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law; A man's enemies are the men of his own household."
Matthew 24:10 ""At that time many will fall away and will betray one another and hate one another."

Obama and Pope Francis Will Bring Biblical END TIMES
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(Luke 18:13-14a KJV)
And the publican, standing afar off,
would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven,
but smote upon his breast, saying,
God be merciful to me a sinner
{14} I tell you, this man went down to his house justified...

(Psa 25:7-11 KJV)
O LORD, Remember not the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions:
according to thy mercy remember thou me for thy goodness' sake, O LORD.
{8} Good and upright is the LORD: therefore will he teach sinners in the way.
{9} The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will he teach his way.
{10} All the paths of the LORD are mercy and truth unto such as keep his covenant and his testimonies.
{11} For thy name's sake, O LORD, pardon mine iniquity; for it is great.

(Psa 50:14-17 KJV)
Offer unto God thanksgiving; and pay thy vows unto the most High:
{15} And call upon me in the day of trouble:
I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.
{16} But unto the wicked God saith, What hast thou to do to declare my statutes,
or that thou shouldest take my covenant in thy mouth?
{17} Seeing thou hatest instruction, and castest my words behind thee.

That benevolence, mildness or tenderness of heart which disposes a person to overlook injuries, or to treat an offender better than he deserves; the disposition that tempers justice, and induces an injured person to forgive trespasses and injuries, and to forbear punishment, or to inflict less than law or justice will warrant. In this sense, there is perhaps no word in our language precisely synonymous with mercy. That which comes nearest to it is grace. It implies benevolence, tenderness, mildness, pity or compassion, and clemency, but exercised only towards offenders. All these are attributes of God, and mercy is a distinguishing attribute of God.
In the Old Testament it is most often the translation of , "kindness," "loving-kindness", "bowels" (the sympathetic region of the body), and "to be inclined to," "to be gracious," are also frequently translated "mercy"; "kindness," "beneficence," "to show kindness," are the chief words rendering "mercy"

In the New Testament, synonyms used formercy include "pity," "compassion," "kind," "compassionate," "forgiving"

Mercy is
(a) an essential quality of God ;it is His delight ; He is "the Father of mercies" "rich in mercy" "full of pity, and merciful"
(b) it is associated with forgiveness
(c) with His forbearance ("Yahweh is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and of great lovingkindness)";
(d) it shows itself in pitying help, supremely in Christ and His salvation,
(e) it is abundant, practically infinite ;
(f) it is everlasting .

(Psa 41:1-4 KJV) To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.
Blessed is he that considereth the poor: the LORD will deliver him in time of trouble.
{2} The LORD will preserve him, and keep him alive; and he shall be blessed upon the earth:
and thou wilt not deliver him unto the will of his enemies.
{3} The LORD will strengthen him upon the bed of languishing:
thou wilt make all his bed in his sickness.
{4} I said, LORD, be merciful unto me:
heal my soul; for I have sinned against thee.

(Psa 51:1-13 KJV)
To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David, when Nathan the prophet came unto him,
after he had gone in to Bathsheba.
Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness:
according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.
{2} Wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.
{3} For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me.
{4} Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight:
that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest.
{5} Behold, I was shapen in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me.
{6} Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom.
{7} Purge me with hyssop*(see below), and I shall be clean:
wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
{8} Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.
{9} Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities.
{10} Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.
{11} Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.
{12} Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.
{13} Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee.

{*HYSSOP: On the night of the children of Israel being delivered from Egyptian bondage, a branch of hyssop was to be dipped in blood, and the blood applied to the doorposts and lintel so that the angel of death would PASS OVER:

(Exo 12:22-23 KJV)
And ye shall take a bunch of HYSSOP, and dip it in the blood that is in the basin,
and strike the lintel and the two side posts with the blood that is in the basin;
and none of you shall go out at the door of his house until the morning.
{23} For the LORD will pass through to smite the Egyptians;
and when he seeth the blood upon the lintel, and on the two side posts,
the LORD will pass over the door,
and will not suffer the destroyer to come in unto your houses to smite you.}

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John 9:4 I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.
Matthew 25:6 And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.

July 11, 2015 By Rev. Austin Miles - GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN (7/10/15) – When the Gays accomplished their Supreme Court Ruling and ran out dancing in the streets and planting their rainbow flags of victory atop city halls, municipal buildings and the White House, it showed the accuracy of the rest of the story we predicted. My column had been published immediately after that ruling, stating that for homosexuals, this victory would only be the beginning, that they would never be satisfied.They would next demand that the Bible be declared a Hate Book and abolished.
Today a sodomite ex-con turned author, Bradley La Shawn Fowler (39 ) sued Thomas Nelson and Zondervan for publishing the Bible , which has references to homosexuality as a sin . He referred to 1 Corinthians 6:9. (?)
Fowler said that this violates his constitutional rights and has caused him emotional distress. He went on to babble that the earlier King James Version of The Bible, containing the term, "homosexual," is used by his family pastor and as a result, he has been outcast by his family.
He is suing Zondervan,he explained to WOOD TV in Grand Rapids, for compensation of, "20 years of emotional duress and mental instability." And it was THIS that drove him into mental instability? Just wondering.
His charges against Zondervan includes; "malicious negligence, strict liability, malice, libel, and violating his civil rights," and he is entitled to $60 million from them in compensation for his suffering. He is also seeking $10 million from Thomas Nelson publishing based in Tennessee. That totals $70 million to sooth his hurt feelings.
The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan on Monday. Again, this is just the beginning following gay victory in the Supreme Court. They will next file lawsuit after lawsuit, continuously, until a court with a democrat judge complies with their wishes to make The Bible illegal, in homes, churches, schools, even in the trunk of the car. That is exactly the goal. The publishers have 20 days to respond to this lawsuit.

“Our job as educators and as priests is not to bring God to people, or even to bring people to God. God’s already there and the people are already there. Our job, our way, of living out our educational vocation is to ask the right questions, and to help young people ask those questions,” says Fr. Ryan Maher, S.J., Georgetown’s associate dean and director of Catholic studies, in the opening to a new video profiling the work of Jesuits on campus.
Georgetown says that in the video, four Jesuits “share how they serve as professors and spiritual guides and how they encourage interreligious dialogue and support the diversity of the campus community.”
There is footage in the video of a procession on campus, at the beginning of which the head of campus ministry says:
In the old days there used to be a long procession from home through the town and into the church. Well, to mark the specialness of this night, the uniqueness of this night, we shall process up to Gaston Hall from Dahlgren Chapel, our spiritual home.

By MICHAEL PAULSON - MARCH 17, 2015 - Twenty years after Mr. Bush converted to Catholicism, the religion of his wife, following a difficult and unsuccessful political campaign that had put a strain on his marriage, his faith has become a central element of the way he shapes his life and frames his views on public policy. And now, as he explores a bid for the presidency, his religion has become a focal point of early appeals to evangelical activists, who are particularly important in a Republican primary that is often dominated by religious voters.... Mr. Bush is not the first Catholic in his family. His great-grandfather George Herbert Walker was a Jesuit-educated Roman Catholic who married a Presbyterian.
Jeb Bush, who was baptized in the Episcopal Church, began his journey to Catholicism inadvertently when, as a high school exchange student in Mexico, he met and fell in love with Columba Garnica Gallo. She is a committed Catholic, despite having felt poorly treated by other Catholics when her parents divorced. When the Bushes married, in 1974 (he was 21, and she was 20), it was at the Catholic student center at the University of Texas.

Friday Church News Notes, July 17, 2015 David Cloud - In a July 7 interview with HuffPost Live, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said: "I think Jesus would encourage any love affair if it was honest and sincere and was not damaging to anyone else, and I don't see that gay marriage damages anyone else. I believe Jesus would approve gay marriage. That's just my own personal opinion." Jimmy Carter is a longtime Sunday School teacher at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains, Georgia, though he doesn't believe the Bible. In 1997, Carter rebuked the Southern Baptist Convention for targeting Mormons with the gospel. Carter loves modernistic theologians such as Barth and Brunner who denied the infallible inspiration of Holy Scripture, the virgin birth of Christ, and other cardinal doctrines. After his election to the presidency, Carter appointed pro-abortion activist Sarah Weddington to the position of assistant to the president. He has been promoting homosexual rights since the early 1990s. To say that Jesus would approve of gay marriage is ridiculous, since Jesus defined marriage as one man and one woman as "at the beginning," referring to Genesis 2. "Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?" (Jesus Christ, Matthew 19:4-5).

July 22, 2015 - Jennifer Leclair - After five members of our military were killed in cold blood—and two others wounded—on our own soil in an act of domestic terrorism in Chattanooga, evangelist Franklin Graham dared to say what many in America were thinking: "We are under attack by Muslims at home and abroad. We should stop all immigration of Muslims to the U.S. until this threat with Islam has been settled. Every Muslim who comes into this country has the potential to be radicalized—and they do their killing to honor their religion and Muhammad," Graham said.
"During World War II, we didn't allow Japanese to immigrate to America, nor did we allow Germans. Why are we allowing Muslims now? Do you agree? Let your Congressman know that we've got to put a stop to this and close the floodgates. Pray for the men and women who serve this nation in uniform, that God would protect them."
The elder Graham stayed out of politics, but the once-prodigal son is known for his bold commentary. Some of his fellow evangelicals are up in arms over these comments from Billy Graham's son.
"Harsh" and "unhelpful" were the words Carl Medearis, an international expert in Arab-American and Muslim-Christian relations, used to describe Graham's words. Meanwhile, Helen Lee, associate editor at InterVarsity Press, had one question for him: "This is Christian witness?" Lee's colleague, vice president and director of Campus Engagement for InterVarsity USA Greg Jao, said he "strongly" rejects Graham's idea.

By the Rev. Thomas Rosica - July 20, 2015 - Editor's Note: The Rev. Thomas Rosica is CEO of Canada's Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation and English-language media attache to the Holy See Press Office. (CNN)—Pope Francis seems to be obsessed with the devil. His tweets and homilies about the devil, Satan, the Accuser, the Evil One, the Father of Lies, the Ancient Serpent, the Tempter, the Seducer, the Great Dragon, the Enemy and just plain "demon" are now legion.
For Francis, the devil is not a myth, but a real person. Many modern people may greet the Pope's insistence on the devil with a dismissive, cultural affectation, indifference, or at the most indulgent curiosity.
Yet Francis refers to the devil continually. He does not believe him to be a myth, but a real person, the most insidious enemy of the church. Several of my theologian colleagues have said that he has gone a bit overboard with the devil and hell! We may be tempted to ask, why in the devil is Pope Francis so involved with the prince of demons?

May 30, 2015 - Hannah Francis - Technology Reporter
Micro-chip implants for making payments and locking doors are the next frontier, but are the pitfalls worth it?

September 28, 2015 - And it diminishes the wonder of our first encounter with Christ. We can get caught up in measuring the value of our apostolic works by the standards of efficiency, good management and outward success, which govern the business world.
Not that these things are unimportant, of course. But we have been entrusted with a great responsibility, and this is why god’s people rightly expect accountability from us but the true worth of our apostolate is measured by the value it has in god’s eyes, to see and evaluate things from god’s perspective, calls for constant conversion in the first days and years of our vocation and, need I say, it demands great humility.
The cross shows us a different way of measuring success. Ours is to plant the seeds. God sees to the fruits of our labors. And if at times our efforts and works seem to fail and not produce fruit, we need to remember that we are followers of Jesus Christ and his life, humanly speaking, ended in failure, the failure of the cross.
Another danger — another danger emerges when we become jealous of our free time, when we think that surrounding ourselves with worldly comforts help us to serve better. The problem with this way of reasoning is that it can blunt the power of god’s daily call to conversion, to encounter with him.

Pope Francis denounces ‘trickle-down’ economic theories in sharp criticism of inequality
By Zachary A. Goldfarb and Michelle Boorstein November 26, 2013
Pope Francis on Tuesday sharply criticized growing economic inequality and unfettered markets in a wide-ranging and decidedly populist teaching that revealed how he plans to reshape the Catholic Church.
In his most authoritative writings as pontiff, Francis decried an “idolatry of money” in secular culture and warned that it would lead to “a new tyranny.” But he reserved a large part of his critique for what he sees as an excessively top-down Catholic Church hierarchy, calling for more local governance and greater inclusiveness — including “broader opportunities for a more incisive female presence in the Church.”
The 50,000-word statement is the latest sign that Francis intends to push the church in a new direction. On some issues — such as income inequality and poverty — he is echoing concerns long pursued by his predecessors. On others, such as the management of the church, he is embarking on a new path marked by less central authority.
Francis, who was elected in March to lead the church after the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, hails from Buenos Aires and is the first non-European to lead the church in more than a millennium.


5 days ago ... Reports have gone viral in the Web alleging that the radical Islamic group, ISIS , is beheading children that are Christians in Iraq.

This reports has been enlarged and is now a FREE eBOOK.

Report Claims He’s Leveraging Church as Money-Making Vehicle
By Tim Brown - January 2, 2015 - New York attorney Richard Garbarini claimed he's blowing the whistle on the 51-year-old nicknamed "The Smiling Preacher." Garbarini – who previously helped a band win a judgment from Osteen and his Lakewood Church for stealing their music – is calling for an investigation, charging that Osteen uses his charity to promote his for-profit books.
While the Houston-based ministry is listed as a non-profit, Garbarini said: "He's leveraging the church as a money-making vehicle! The church pays (to air) his sermons, which are just de facto infomercials to promote his books. The Lakewood Church is a shell to funnel people to his website so he can sell his books." Osteen's latest title, "You Can, You Will," was a hot holiday seller, and the Lakewood Church website prominently sells it along with Osteen's past books, including five best sellers.
Daniel Borochoff, head of Charity Watch, a non-profit watchdog, said Garbarini is right to red-flag Osteen's activities, if true. "A non-profit needs to be acting in the public interest and not in the private personal business interests of Joel Osteen," he explained. "The church should benefit from the royalties of these books when they are shouldering at least some of the cost of promoting them. If it isn't getting something back, it oughta be. It's too much a promotional vehicle for him." It has been reported that Osteen stopped taking a $200,000 salary from Lakewood Church in 2005 and that his estimated net worth is $40 million. He also lives in a $10.5 million 17,000 square foot home with six bedrooms, six bathrooms, three elevators, five fireplaces, a guest house and pool house.

By Elizabeth Potter • July 28, 2015 - A Mississippi school district was fined $7,500 for opening an optional assembly with a prayer. Local Methodist pastor Rev. Rob Gill led the assembly with a prayer at Brandon High School in May of last year. The assembly recognized students who scored more than a 22 on their ACT college admissions test, Fox News reported. After a student sued the school district, Judge Carlton Reeves ordered the school pay the student's legal fees and threatened the district with a $10,000 fine if the problem arises again, Fox reported.
The public school district has been in trouble before, when the same student sued the district in 2013 for making him attend assemblies celebrating Christianity.

David Brody - CBN News Chief Political Correspondent - I get this question a lot so I figured I better write about it. Here it is: "Why are evangelical voters attracted to Donald Trump? I don’t get it."
Well, you may think the answer is a complicated one but actually it's not. Let me explain.
Donald Trump operates in a world of absolutes: A world of right and wrong; a world of winners (him) and losers (McCain, Perry, etc); a world of put up or shut up (literally). Trump's world is colored in black and white. There ain't much grey. And what does Trump get for speaking out so boldly without holding back? Public ridicule.
Now, think of conservative evangelicals. In their quest to champion biblical values, their mindset is much the same. It is a world of absolutes. They believe the Bible to be the inerrant word of God. Non-negotiable. They believe there is only one way to heaven and that is through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Non-negotiable. They see the world through the lens of spiritual warfare (good vs. evil). And what do evangelicals get for speaking out so boldly without holding back? That’s right: public ridicule.

September 25, 2015 - Author: - Cantor Azi Schwartz Imam Khalid Latif jewish prayer Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove – Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove and Cantor Azi Schwartz of New York City’s Park Avenue Synagogue on Friday joined Pope Francis as well as leaders from other major religions during an interfaith 9/11 attacks memorial service. In the emotional service, Cosgrove led off the prayers, saying, “In this place where horrendous violence was committed falsely in the name of God. We representatives of world religions in the great city of New York gather to comfort and pray.”
Imam Khalid Latif, who serves as a Muslim chaplain at New York University, said that “intolerance and ignorance fueled those who attacked this place” and that “we stand together as brothers and sisters to condemn their horrific acts.” Cosgrove invoked St. Francis, saying, “Let us become instruments of peace.”
“We should love peace and we should pursue peace,” he said. Schwartz sang a Jewish prayer in honor of the dead.
In his remarks at the service, Pope Francis urged religious leaders to be a "a force for reconciliation, peace, and justice."


September 27, 2015 By Anita Crane - Pope Francis – or Papa Francisco, as I like to call him in his native language – has been the top news story all week. After cordial publicity with the Holy Father, President Barack Obama is therefore deceptively trying to use him to fund Planned Parenthood. I sent this news to the Holy Father care of Archbishop Charles Chaput and I hope Papa will respond publicly to the president's statement. Given all his events in Philadelphia, given the thousands of people he is meeting, it's unlikely he will address this matter immediately.
Papa Francisco has come to the United States of America at a very dramatic time in our nation's history. If Catholics ever needed the Vicar of Christ, it is now.
We are 25 percent of the U.S. population and we could have a huge impact on securing human rights, but we are a dysfunctional family and it complicates our strategy in fending off government attacks against the Church and vulnerable persons, especially unborn baby Americans. Catholic doctrines on the fundamental human right to life and matrimony will never change. In his speeches to Congress and the United Nations, Papa Francisco spoke about the human rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Some Catholics are disappointed about those speeches because they wanted an explicit call about everyone's duty to defend human rights. I confess that even I wish that Holy Father was more explicit in his address to Congress. Now, I don't know whether President Obama is deluded or shameless, but his rhetoric is disturbing.

Once Pope Francis boarded a plane back to the Vatican, President Barack Obama wasted not time getting back to business as usual - attacking religious freedom. On Sunday night, at a Democratic National Committee-sponsored event in New York City billed as an “LGBT gala,” Obama took to the podium and warned Christians across the country that their religious freedom means nothing in the face of gay rights.
“We affirm that we cherish our religious freedom and are profoundly respectful of religious traditions,” the POTUS said. “But we also have to say clearly that our religious freedom doesn’t grant us the freedom to deny our fellow Americans their constitutional rights.” Obama patronized Christians and Christian groups about their “genuine concerns,” but ultimately suggested that the issue was being pushed by Republicans who were simply using the concerns to acquire more votes. “America has left the leaders of the Republican Party behind,” Obama said during his anti-Christianity speech. He’s made quite a few of those now.
Obama then launched a series of verbal assaults on several GOP presidential candidates, including Dr. Ben Carson, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee. “I’m sure he loves the Constitution — except for Article III,” Obama said in a sarcastic tone, referring to Huckabee. “And maybe the Equal Protection Amendment. And 14th Amendment, generally.” After thoroughly trashing Christians everywhere and essentially promising that their religious liberty would not be recognized under his rule, he called for the LGBT community to remain vigilant and assured them he would continue to fight for “progress.”

Pastor Rick Warren of California's Saddleback Church gave the final keynote address of the World Meeting of Families conference, sharing the stage with Cardinal Sean O'Malley of Boston, in Philadelphia on Friday, the day before Pope Francis arrives in the city. "Thank you for caring about the family," warren told the crowd as he began his address on the concluding day of the conference, and quoted Pope Francis as saying that the family is under threat, according to National Catholic Register. [...] Warren said he was inspired as a teen by the late Catholic Bishop Fulton Sheen - Continued:

September 29, 2015 |

Published by the Vatican - Delivered in New York, on September 25, 2015
[Ednote by Watchman: 2000 years ago, when Christ's message of God's Love was rejected by the popes of the day, He offered the following Words... John 5:39-44
39 Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.
40 And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life.
41 I receive not honour from men.
42 But I know you, that ye have not the love of God in you.
43 I am come in my Father's name, and ye receive me not: if another SHALL COME IN HIS OWN NAME, him ye will receive. [Ednote: The Pope came in his own name]
44 How can ye believe, which receive honour one of another, and seek not the honour that cometh from God only?
Toward that end, consider the opening lines from Pope Francis' address. :
By His Holiness Pope Francis
[...] The misuse and destruction of the environment are also accompanied by a relentless process of exclusion. In effect, a selfish and boundless thirst for power and material prosperity leads both to the misuse of available natural resources and to the exclusion of the weak and disadvantaged, either because they are differently abled (handicapped), or because they lack adequate information and technical expertise, or are incapable of decisive political action. Economic and social exclusion is a complete denial of human fraternity and a grave offense against human rights and the environment. The poorest are those who suffer most from such offenses, for three serious reasons: they are cast off by society, forced to live off what is discarded and suffer unjustly from the abuse of the environment. They are part of today’s widespread and quietly growing “culture of waste”.

The dramatic reality this whole situation of exclusion and inequality, with its evident effects, has led me, in union with the entire Christian people and many others, to take stock of my grave responsibility in this regard and to speak out, together with all those who are seeking urgently-needed and effective solutions. The adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at the World Summit, which opens today, is an important sign of hope. I am similarly confident that the Paris Conference on Climatic Change will secure fundamental and effective agreements.
Solemn commitments, however, are not enough, even though they are a necessary step toward solutions. The classic definition of justice which I mentioned earlier contains as one of its essential elements a constant and perpetual will: Iustitia est constans et perpetua voluntas ius sum cuique tribuendi. Our world demands of all government leaders a will which is effective, practical and constant, concrete steps and immediate measures for preserving and improving the natural environment and thus putting an end as quickly as possible to the phenomenon of social and economic exclusion, with its baneful consequences: human trafficking, the marketing of human organs and tissues, the sexual exploitation of boys and girls, slave labour, including prostitution, the drug and weapons trade, terrorism and international organized crime. Such is the magnitude of these situations and their toll in innocent lives, that we must avoid every temptation to fall into a declarationist nominalism which would assuage our consciences. We need to ensure that our institutions are truly effective in the struggle against all these scourges.

AP - October 4, 2015 - VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis opened a divisive meeting of the world's bishops on family issues Sunday by forcefully asserting that marriage is an indissoluble bond between man and woman. But he said the church doesn't judge and must "seek out and care for hurting couples with the balm of acceptance and mercy."
Francis dove head-on into the most pressing issue confronting the meeting of 270 bishops during a solemn Mass in St. Peter's Basilica: How to better minister to Catholic families experiencing separation, divorce and other problems when the church's teaching holds that marriage is forever.
Pope Francis addresses values of marriage
He insisted that the church cannot be "swayed by passing fads or popular opinion." But in an acknowledgment that marriages fail, he said the church is also a mother, who doesn't point fingers or judge her children.
"The church must search out these persons, welcome and accompany them, for a church with closed doors betrays herself and her mission and instead of being a bridge, becomes a roadblock," he said.
One of the major debates at the synod is whether divorced and civilly remarried Catholics can receive Communion.

The country's leaders are invoking Africa's most prominent saints in their campaign against homosexuality.

Friday Church News Notes, September 18, 2015 David Cloud - A new study by the Public Religion Research Institute finds that Roman Catholics in America support same-sex "marriage" and abortion as much as the general population. When asked whether "same-sex marriage" should be legal, 55% of all Americans and 60% of Catholics express favor. When asked whether abortion should be legal in all or most cases, 53% of all Americans and 51% of Catholics express favor. The report is entitled "The Francis Effect: U.S. Catholic Attitudes on Pope Francis, the Catholic Church, and American Politics." Homosexual "marriage" and abortion are contrary to official Catholic teaching, but the Catholic Church has never produced a high degree of morality. This is evident by examining the most heavily Catholic parts of the world, such as Italy, Mexico, Quebec, and the American northeast. One reason is that Rome's official morality is undermined by the examples of its priests, bishops, and popes. Rome's moral history is wretched. Even the Catholic Encyclopedia is forced to document the reprobation of many of its popes. The Catholic Church in America suffered a serious financial hit in recent decades because of the filthiness of its priests.

This book follows in the exciting footsteps of Bible writers and translators across Great Britain and Europe. It is the result of firsthand research into the history of ancient Bibles such as the Waldensian, the Wycliffe, the Tyndale, the King James, and the Luther German.
Look over the author’s shoulder as he examines this history at Trinity College, Dublin, and Cambridge University Library to view two of the seven surviving copies of the ancient Waldensian New Testament; Lollard’s Tower, where Bible-believing Christians were imprisoned; Lutterworth, where John Wycliffe translated the first English Bible and where his bones were burned after his death; Little Sodbury Manor, where William Tyndale lived; Fulham Palace, where Tyndale tried unsuccessfully to get permission from ecclesiastical authorities to translate the English Bible; St. Dunstan’s in the West, where Tyndale preached before he went overseas; St. Paul’s Cross, where Bibles were burned in England; Smithfield, where Bible believers were burned; St. Magnus the Martyr Church, where translator Miles Coverdale is buried.
Also learn about Hampton Court Palace, where King James I approved the translation of a new English Bible; the Jerusalem Chamber at Westminster Abbey, where portions of the KJV were translated; Oxford and Cambridge Universities, where other portions of the KJV were translated and where many memorials to the translators can be found; the British Library, where one can see copies of ancient Bibles such as the Lindisfarne Gospels, which is the earliest extant portion of Scripture in the English language, a handwritten Wycliffe Bible, one of only three existing original Tyndale New Testaments, and the Sinaiticus Greek Codex; Southwark Cathedral, where KJV translator Lancelot Andrewes is buried; Guildford, where KJV translator George Abbot is buried; Islip, where KJV translator John Aglionby is buried; St. Peter’s Kirk in Leiden, the Netherlands, where the Pilgrims worshipped before debarking for America; the Bible Museum in Amsterdam, where ancient European Bibles and artifacts pertaining to the history of the Bible are housed;

… Media Immediately Goes Berzerk - On the heels of the latest GOP debate, Donald Trump appeared in New Hampshire for a campaign rally on Thursday. While fielding questions from the crowd, Trump found himself on the hot-seat for a contentious issue and revealed what many Americans have suspected since President Obama was elected. One anonymous male audience member stated that America’s top “problem” is the Muslim population. He went on to say, “We know our current president is one.” Though the man continued his commentary, to this Trump replied: “Right.”
Following the rally and the subsequent media storm accusing him of not denouncing the remarks, Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski spoke with The Washington Post to explain the candidate’s reply.
“The media wants to make this issue about Obama,” he wrote. “The bigger issue is that Obama is waging a war against Christians in this country. They need support and their religious liberty is at stake.”

Plan is to make Swedish city more inviting to Muslims
October 5, 2015 - Leo Hohmann - The world’s first lesbian bishop of a mainstream Christian denomination has put forth a call for one of the country’s seaport churches to remove its crosses as to make it less offensive to Muslims.
Bishop Eva Brunne of the Lutheran Church of Sweden has proposed to remove the Christian symbols of the Seamen’s Church in Freeport to make it more inviting for visiting sailors from other religions, according to a report by, a Stockholm-based news outlet.
Her plan calls for removing crosses and other Christian symbols while setting up a prayer room inside the church that marks the direction of Mecca. The idea is to have rooms within the church that cater to people of other religions, thereby accommodating Muslim visitors. It would also make the church less offensive to the tens of thousands of Muslims entering Sweden from the Middle East and North Africa as refugees.
“Making a room available for people of other faiths does not mean that we are not defenders of our own faith. Priests are called to proclaim Christ. We do that every day and in every meeting with people,” according to Brunne. “But that does not mean that we are stingy toward people of other faiths.” Sweden has “surrendered without so much as firing a shot,” said Pamela Geller author of “Stop the Islamization of America.”

Published on Jun 5, 2015 -

Since messianic rabbi Jonathan Cahn authored the No. 1 New York Times-bestselling book, “The Harbinger” in 2012, he’s been accused of many things by detractors – from promoting Mormonism to Free Masonry to Kabbala, the prosperity gospel and replacement theology. But a man claiming to be a former Palestinian terrorist turned Christian offers up the ultimate attack on the son of a Jewish refugee from Nazi Germany – alleging that Cahn’s popular theory about the impact of the biblical Shemitah is judgment by God “supports Adolf Hitler.”
Walid Shoebat’s latest angry rant against Cahn, whose recent book, “The Mystery of the Shemitah,” is also riding high on the New York Times bestsellers list, is titled: “The Shemitah Theory Written By Jonathan Cahn Supports Adolph Hitler.” Shoebat claims that the pattern of U.S. stock market crashes at the end of the seven-year Shemitah cycles cited by Cahn, which have been documented by statisticians and are the buzz of Wall Street in the current downturn, would suggest another downturn that occurred after the end of World War II was a judgment by God against America for its victory against Hitler.
Cahn has never made any such claim. An earlier 6,000-word Shoebat attack on Cahn was headlined: “BOMBSHELL: Jonathan Cahn ADMITS His Books and His Jewish Calendar Forces Messianic Believers to Deny Jesus was the Messiah.” Cahn’s entire teaching ministry is based on the foundation that Jesus is the Jewish Messiah and therefore the Messiah of the world. Shoebat’s first essay also attacked Mark Biltz, author of “Blood Moons: Decoding the Imminent Heavenly Signs,” and WND founder Joseph Farah who published the book and produced movies about Biltz and Cahn.

September 29, 2015 - End Of The American Dream Blog / Michael Snyder
Remarks made by Pope Francis at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Manhattan have sparked a firestorm of criticism from those that do not believe that Christians and Muslims worship the same God. Many have taken the Pope’s remarks as a major step in the direction of a one world religion, and the truth is that the Pope has made other such statements in the past. In recent years, the theory that Christianity and Islam are just two distinct paths to God among many others has rapidly gained traction all over the planet. Some religious leaders have even gone so far as to try to merge Islamic and Christian practices, and the term “Chrislam” is now often used to describe this ecumenical movement.
If all this sounds incredibly strange to you, just keep reading, because this is just the tip of the iceberg.
What Pope Francis had to say at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Manhattan has received very little coverage by the mainstream media, but it was exceedingly significant. The following is how he began his address…
I would like to express two sentiments for my Muslim brothers and sisters: Firstly, my greetings as they celebrate the feast of sacrifice. I would have wished my greeting to be warmer. My sentiments of closeness, my sentiments of closeness in the face of tragedy. The tragedy that they suffered in Mecca.
In this moment, I give assurances of my prayers. I unite myself with you all. A prayer to almighty god, all merciful.
He did not choose those words by accident. In Islam, Allah is known as “the all-merciful one”.
And this is not the first time Pope Francis has used such language. For instance, the following comes from remarks that he made during his very first ecumenical meeting as Pope…

September 30, 2015 - By Kade Hawkins - It should come as no surprise that Christians will encounter opposition to their Biblical beliefs in the workplace. What might surprise them is that expressing those beliefs both at work and at home (such as social media) could cost them their job. The latest victim of workplace firing to lose his case is Urologist Dr. Paul Church who was relieved from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston earlier this year and was just recently denied a chance to appeal his case. Church's offense was warning of the health risks of homosexual behavior and questioning the judgment of a hospital promoting such unhealthy behavior.
Church was told by hospital superiors that his views about homosexuality were "discrimination" and "harassment" and that the Bible verses he used to define homosexuality were equally "offensive".
In a similar manner, Chris Routson, who spent the last 13 years with Precision Strip metal processing in Middletown, Ohio was terminated without severance due to his lesbian co-workers complaining they were uncomfortable with how he indiscriminately shared his faith - both at work and at home via Facebook. Routson points out that he was already friends with the co-worker on Facebook and not trying to force anything on her (you can block and unfriend people on Facebook, including reporting them if you feel people are harassing you).
Ironically the Facebook link he shared was to the faith-based film "Audacity" which was released this year by Ray Comfort to help show that can Christians love homosexual individuals despite not agreeing with their life choices.
Routson has these words of advice for Christians in similar situations:
"If you are put in a situation where you are going to be fired or you are going to be persecuted for your faith, never give in to the fear of man; always fear the Lord. No matter what happens, trust the outcome to God rather than trying to think about how we can stop it from happening."
Neither of these stories is an isolated incident, but rather symptomatic of the way homosexual activists are aggressively targeting anyone who even remotely disagrees with their agenda, which previously was about recognition - now it is about promoting and celebrating their way of life or else. Former NFL football player Craig James discovered this when he found himself fired after a week from Fox Sports Southwest, where he worked as a commentator.

'It was a moment that life doesn't prepare you for'
September 09, 2015 - A Baptist pastor who was outed in the hack of the Ashley Madison adultery website has committed suicide less than a week after his name went public. Dr. John Gibson, 56, pastor of First Southern Baptist Church in Pearlington, Mississippi, and a professor at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary’s Leavell College, died Aug. 24. His wife, Christi Gibson, discovered her husband’s body, along with a note that mentioned the Ashley Madison site. “It was a moment that life doesn’t prepare you for,” she told CNNMoney. “I had to call my kids. How do you tell your kids that their dad is gone and that he took his own life?”

School bans references to Bible from football stadium‘
Casey Harper October 02, 2015 - The Daily Caller - A former college football player is suing his alma mater for its Bible verse ban. Michael Lucas donated $2,500 to the Colorado School of Mines for a new athletic facility. In exchange for the donation, the school allows donors to have whatever they like inscribed on a nameplate that will go in the football locker room.
Everything from “Give ‘Em Hell” to “OK Gentlemen, it’s time to gird your loins” has been approved by the university, which receives public funding. But when Lucas submitted two Bible verses for his nameplate, he says the school refused, saying the words “Lord,” “God,” or “Jesus” cannot be on the nameplates. On top of that, he said Bible verses that include those words are also banned. Lucas wanted Colossians 3:23 and Micah 5:9 on his donor plate, just the verse citations, not the actual text of the verse.

By Nicola Menzie, Christian Post Reporter - September 30, 2015 - NEW YORK — A pastor chooses to declare to his congregation during a Sunday service, and just as the megachurch is finally debt-free, Earth-shattering news that threatens to level their decade-old ministry and rend their relationships — so goes the synopsis of Lucas Hnath's "The Christians," enjoying its debut in New York City. Although Christian history is chock full of the kind of schisms depicted on stage at Playwright Horizons, and in many modern news reports, rarely do those far removed from the situation get such an insightful look at the personal potential losses faced by those who choose to take a stand on a particular side of the pew when wrestling with theological doctrines. That is what makes Hnath's "The Christians" a play for the times. ttp://

By Anthony Faiola, Michelle Boorstein and Chris Mooney June 18 2015 - VATICAN CITY — He warns of “synthetic agrotoxins” harming birds and insects and “bioaccumulation” from industrial waste. He calls for renewable fuel subsidies and “maximum energy efficiency.” And although he offers prayers at the beginning and end of his heavily anticipated missive on the environment, Pope Francis unmasks himself not only as a very green pontiff, but also as a total policy wonk. In the 192-page paper released Thursday, Francis lays out the argument for a new partnership between science and religion to combat human-driven climate change — a position bringing him immediately into conflict with skeptics, whom he chides for their “denial.”
Francis urges taking public transit, carpooling, planting trees, turning off unnecessary lights, recycling — and boycotting certain products. He called for an “ecological conversion” for the faithful. “It must be said that some committed and prayerful Christians, with the excuse of realism and pragmatism, tend to ridicule expressions of concern for the environment,” he writes.
A highly accurate draft, which leaked Monday in the Italian press, had already begun dividing politicians and theologians. As the Vatican rolled out the official version to scenes of Francis on a big screen planting a tree, the debate over the proper role of a pope — one that was already popping up on the presidential campaign trail in the United States — immediately intensified. Environmental activists, meanwhile, widely cheered the rise of an unlikely ally in the fight against climate change, one whose voice could resonate not only in major global conferences but also in prayer groups and church pews. [Ten key excerpts from Pope Francis’s encyclical on the environment]
[Why Pope Francis’s climate message may be hard for some American to swallow]

Innovation and green energy around the world" The United States and many other countries are in a fast-moving race to clean-energy independence. The pope’s leaked encyclical comes as countries around the world are looking for sustainable energy sources. “He has committed his papacy to being a champion of the poor, and the Global South, and he sees the earth as the poorest of the poor. .?.?. He sees himself as speaking on behalf of the developing world, and lending his voice to their cause,” said the Rev. Matt Malone, president and editor in chief of the Catholic news group America Media.
In Europe, at the United Nations and elsewhere, though, kudos streamed in from those thrilled by the pope's stand. “This clarion call should guide the world towards a strong and durable universal climate agreement,” said a statement from Christiana Figueres, head of the Bonn, Germany-based U.N. Climate Change Secretariat. U.N.-backed talks seeking a global pact to combat climate change are scheduled to open in Paris on Nov. 30. In a statement, German environment minister Barbara Hendricks hailed the document. “The clear language of this encyclical and its depth of thought are offering impulses, which will have an effect far beyond the Catholic world,” she said. “The encyclical is an incentive for all to take dedicated action for the protection of the environment and climate.”
John Carr, a longtime top policy adviser to the U.S. bishops on issues including the environment, agreed.
“We have had a battle between powerful interest groups on environmental issues for a long time. The missing voices have been the poor and the vulnerable. You turn the page,” Carr said of the document, “and it always starts with, how does this affect the weakest and the most vulnerable. That’s not where the Senate finance committee or the U.N. start.” At a news conference Thursday unveiling the document, one of the pope’s top advisers for the encyclical compared humans’ treatment of the Earth to that of the disenfranchised. [...]
The document was partly drafted with the input of the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy of Sciences, a decades-old body that includes leading academics and scientists from various faiths, including atheists and agnostics such as Stephen Hawking. The pope’s stark warnings sparked derision and dismissal from conservative skeptics. Jeb Bush, a longtime Catholic convert, quipped Tuesday during a stop in New Hampshire that “I don’t get economic policy from my bishops or my cardinal or my pope.”
[Jeb Bush: ‘I don’t go to Mass for economic policy or for things in politics’]
On his radio show Tuesday, conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh said, “Essentially what this papal encyclical is saying is that every Catholic should vote for the Democrat Party. How else do you interpret it when the pope comes out and sounds like Al Gore on global warming and climate change?”
Asked about the comments of some U.S. Republicans and critics who were saying the pope should not speak about science, Turkson quipped that politicians “are not experts either.” “That the pope should not deal with science sounds little bit strange,” he said. Repeating a journalist’s question, he said, “The Republicans say they won’t listen to the pope. That’s their freedom, their freedom of choice.”
Commentary: Pope Francis wants to roll back progress. Is the world ready? By Matthew Schmitz June 18

By Margaret Hartmann - June 21, 2015 - Pope Francis, who's been espousing pro-life positions in all senses of the term, took a moment on Sunday to inform those involved in weapons manufacturing that they're not really Christians. "If you trust only men you have lost," he told thousands of young people during a rally in the Italian city of Turin. "It makes me think of ... people, managers, businessmen who call themselves Christian and they manufacture weapons. That leads to a bit a distrust, doesn't it?" The crowd applauded and he went on to criticize those who invest in weapons industries, saying, "Duplicity is the currency of today ... they say one thing and do another."
This is arguably Pope Francis's harshest condemnation of the weapons industry, but it's not the first time he's denounced the world's real-life Tony Starks. A year ago, he called them "merchants of death," and last month he said they perpetuate war to make money, declaring that the devil "enters through our wallets."
He also discussed the "the great tragedy of Armenia" — carefully avoiding the word genocide, which led to Turkey recalling its ambassador to the Vatican earlier this year. He made up for it by criticizing the Allies for failing to stop the "tragedy" of the Holocaust. "The great powers had the pictures of the railway lines that brought the trains to the concentration camps like Auschwitz to kill Jews, Christians, homosexuals, everybody. Why didn't they bomb (the railway lines)?" he said. Pope Francis made similar remarks last year while defending Pope Pius XII's failure to publicly condemn the Holocaust during the war.

By John L. Allen Jr. - Associate editor - February 13, 2015 - ROME — Pope Francis’ finance czar today informed fellow members of the College of Cardinals that the Vatican has more than $1.5 billion in assets it didn’t previously know it possessed, although that potential windfall has to be balanced against a projected deficit of almost $1 billion in its pension fund. The discoveries mean that the Vatican’s total assets rise to more than $3 billion, roughly one-third more than previously reported. The cardinals were also informed that the Vatican’s real estate holdings may be undervalued by a factor of four, meaning that the overall financial health of the Vatican may be considerably rosier than was previously believed.
The disclosures at the closed-door meeting by Australian Cardinal George Pell, installed as secretary for the economy a year ago, was part of a wide-ranging overview of efforts at financial reform under Francis presented today to cardinals from around the world.
“We’re sound,” Pell said of the Vatican’s financial condition. “We’re muddled, it’s been muddled, there’s been inadequate information, but we’re far from broke.”
Pell spoke in an exclusive interview with Crux from his Vatican office.

May 30, 2015 - Hannah Francis Technology Reporter - Micro-chip implants for making payments and locking doors are the next frontier, but are the pitfalls worth it?
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October 05, 2015 - By Tom Olago - Much Christian attention has been directed towards persecution from Islamic jihadist groups such as ISIS. It is now becoming increasingly clear that the threats of persecution against Christians are actually multi-faceted and extend far beyond the reach of Islamic extremists alone. It would seem that Christianity is taking center stage as the common enemy in the eyes of many cultures and belief systems worldwide. Could this be mere coincidence, or is it instead a carefully orchestrated campaign; a mere reflection of the age-old spiritual battle between good and evil?
Nepal seems to be the latest hotspot for intensified attacks against Christians and their faith. Nepal’s 31 million-strong population is predominantly Hindu, at about 81%. Christians make up a mere 1.4% of the entire population. A group of Hindu extremists from the Morcha Nepal, or ‘Morcha’ radical group, is now reportedly using leaflets to warn all foreign Christian missionaries to leave Nepal.
This demand follows a series of church bomb attacks in recent weeks. The attacks did not kill or injure but did cause significant damage to property. Incidents of Bible burning by Hindu youth, designed to heighten fear in Christians, have also been reported. Christians are being blamed for "corrupting the country," while a new Constitution bans people from converting others to their faith. All Christian organizations and institutions are also considered ‘fair game’. Despite several arrests, the Morcha have yet to stop threatening Christian missionaries to leave the country. Rather, they have proceeded to declare Nepal a ‘Christian-free’ Hindu nation. They have narrowed down their options to Christians in three grim choices:
1. Leave Nepal immediately;
2. Reconvert to Hinduism;
3. Refuse to leave or convert, and die.
The threats have so far seemingly not shaken the faith of Christian believers, of whom sources report that, "Christians continue their mission of dialogue and proclamation of the Gospel of charity toward all."
Naturally, concerns have been raised about religious freedom in Nepal and the concurrent threat of religious fundamentalism that threatens to kill off the remnants of the Church in Nepal. Christian groups such as Mission Network News (MNN) and Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) suggested that Christians around the world pray for the government of Nepal; for the wisdom of Nepal's leaders; for the people of Nepal; and especially for Nepalese Christians as they continue to practice their faith under such difficult circumstances.
Presbyterian (PCUSA) mission spokesman Hunter Farrell stated that, whereas there was much concern for the safety of indigenous believers in Christ, the PCUSA’s efforts can still continue through them. He anticipated the growth of the underground church in a similar manner as occurred during the ‘hidden years’ of China’s nascent persecuted church.
So what should the Christian viewpoint be in these challenging and distressing circumstances? Jesus Christ told His followers to expect persecution, but that He would be with the Church through it all, and that the gates of hell would not prevail against it. In addition to the warnings of upcoming persecution, He also offered strength and encouragement with such words as these:

Leo Hohmann - Congress mobilizing votes to stop all resettlement in U.S. September 18, 2015 - A Hungarian government official made an astounding prediction Friday that up to 35 million migrants could flood into Europe as part of a historic population shift, as yet another European country felt the pain. The comment from Hungary’s foreign minister came as Republicans in Congress have started signing on to a bill that would close the U.S. off to refugees for the foreseeable future, a direct counter-punch to President Obama’s plan to bring in 85,000 foreign refugees next year, including 10,000 from ISIS controlled territory in Syria. But time is running out for Europe, where the days of debating policy in a crisis-free environment are over. First Serbia and Hungary, then Germany and now Croatia have watched what many are now calling an invasion of migrants bullying their way across sovereign borders, many of them young men carrying false identification or no identification at all.

Friday Church News Notes, October 2, 2015 David Cloud - Pope Francis heads up an institution founded on lies, so it is little surprise that his messages during the recent trip to America were filled with the same. Rome's lies include the papacy itself, the priesthood, the sacraments, Mariolatry, purgatory, and "holy relics." There is not a hint in Scripture that Peter had "supremacy" over the apostles or that he was otherwise any kind of "pope." It was a wretched lie from its inception. For hundreds of years, the popes used forgeries such as the Donation of Constantine, a shameless lie claiming that Constantine gave the bishop of Rome supremacy "over all the churches of God in the whole earth," granting him a crown, and donating to him "the city of Rome, and all the provinces, places and cities of Italy and the western regions."
Pope Hadrian I (778) used this lie in his dealings with Charlemagne. It was used by other popes until it was publicly exposed as a lie during the Reformation. Then there were the Decretals of Isidore, used by Pope Francis' brother in scarlet, Nicholas I, to claim that popes "hold the place of God on earth." These ancient lies have never been renounced by the papacy. By holding the office, regardless of how "humbly," Francis agrees with its foundational lies, so it is no surprise that his messages are filled with more lies. Consider his message at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City, September 25. First, there was his whitewash of the Catholic Church's "clergy sex abuse scandal." Addressing his fellow priests, he said: "[Y]ou suffered greatly ... by having to bear the shame of some of your brothers who harmed and scandalized the Church in the most vulnerable of her members." The "some" actually amounts to thousands of priests who used their positions of trust to commit filthy acts with children, mostly boys. A 2004 study by John Jay College found 11,757 allegations of sexual abuse involving 5,148 priests, and the report only pertained to about half of the priests in the U.S.
By then, the Catholic Church had already spent $1 billion settling lawsuits and providing "treatment" for its filthy priests, and the report observed that "the end is nowhere in sight." The pope also lied in his address at St. Patrick's by addressing Muslims as "brothers and sisters." Muhammad blasphemously denied that Jesus is the Son of God who died for man's sins. The Quran says, "Warn those who say, 'Allah has fathered a son.' They do not have any proof about that and neither did their fathers. It is a terrible thing that comes from their mouths. They say nothing but lies" (Surah 18:4). Instead of calling Muhammad and his people brothers and sisters, the pope should rather state that the "proof" Muhammad demanded is the virgin birth, sinless and unique life, vicarious atonement, and bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ, all based on amazing prophecies written down before He was born. If Jesus Christ is not the Son of God, there is no such thing as evidence. But then, the pope doesn't believe the gospel of salvation by the free grace of Christ without works, so he has no truth with which to confront any false religion. Another lie that the pope spoke at St. Patrick's was the lie that Mary hears and answers prayer. He said, "Let us commend to our Lady the work we have been entrusted to do." Its vain protestations aside, Rome's doctrine of Mary is a blasphemous usurpation of Christ as sole Saviour and Mediator, and this fact alone should impel every Bible-believing Christian to renounce the papacy in no uncertain terms. The very fact that plain speaking about the Roman Catholic Church is so rare among "evangelical" Protestants and Baptists is irrefutable proof of end-time apostasy and of the rapid building of the one-world "church."

Friday Church News Notes, October 2, 2015 - David Cloud - For a thousand years and more, Baptists, Protestants, and fundamentalists identified Rome with the Harlot of Revelation 17. At the end of the NINTH CENTURY, "Tergandus, Bishop of Treves, called the Pope antichrist, yea, a wolf, and Rome, Babylon" (Martyrs Mirror, 5th English edition, p. 240). In THE ELEVENTH CENTURY, Berenger of Tours denounced Rome's dogmas and maintained that the Roman Church was the See of Satan (George Faber, The History of the Ancient Vallenses and Albigenses, 1838, p. 159). THE WALDENSIANS, throughout most of their long history, identified the pope as the Antichrist. The Waldensian treatise titled the Noble Lesson, dated 1100 AD, stated: "Antichrist, the predicted murderer of the Saints, hath already appeared in his true character, seated monarchally in the seven-hilled city." In the 13th CENTURY, the BOHEMIAN BRETHREN held that "the Church of Rome is not the Church of Jesus Christ, but an assembly of wicked men, and the whore that sits upon the beast in the Revelation. ...
They declare the pope to be the head and ringleader of all errors" (Peter Allix, Ancient Churches of Piedmont, pp. 242-259). English Bible translator WILLIAM TYNDALE identified the pope as the Antichrist in his treatise The Practice of Prelates and in the preface to the 1534 edition of his New Testament. All of the REFORMATION leaders considered the pope the antichrist, including John Huss, Martin Luther, John Calvin, and and their successors. The religious harlot of Revelation 17 is aligned with the antichrist (compare Rev. 17:3 - Rev. 13:1), and like the antichrist it has two aspects: historic and prophetic.
In 1 John 2:18, the apostle said, "Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time." Though she does not fulfill this prophecy in its finality, every feature of the religious Harlot of Revelation 17 is found in the Roman Catholic Church. She has ridden through history upon the back of kings, is clothed in gorgeous robes of scarlet and purple and decked in expensive attire. She sits on seven hills, is full of abominations, and has a golden cup. She is drunk with the blood of the martyrs, and the inhabitants of the world are indeed drunk with the wine of her fornication, referring to the multitudes that blindly follow Rome's doctrines of devils.

Geoffrey Grider - September 28, 2015 - The Name of Jesus Christ, of whom Francis claims to be the “vicar” of, was never mentioned one time in any way, shape or form. “I receive not honour from men. But I know you, that ye have not the love of God in you.” John 5:41,42 (KJV)
Pope Francis says some amazing things, but he rarely says them in an amazing way. He speaks with a low, weak voice, mostly in Italian, and can be hard to follow even through the interpreter. So like all of you, I did not latch onto to the explosive thing he said in his opening remarks of his speech at the United Nations. From a prophecy perspective, which is the only angle we really are concerned with, his words are literally off the charts.
While surfing around today on the official UN site of the Holy See, I found an article called Address Of His Holiness Pope Francis To The General Assembly Of The United Nations, and clicked on it. There I found the official Vatican transcript, prepared and approved by the Vatican, of the remarks Francis made in his UN speech over the weekend. When I read the first few lines, I thought I was dreaming, there is no way he actually said that. But, there it was, officially transcribed and approved at the highest level of Vatican authority.
Jesus in the fifth chapter of John, is talking about the difference between the true representative of God on Earth, Himself, and the Satanically-produced counterfeit of the Antichrist and the False Prophet. In verse 43, Jesus utters these astounding, prophecy-packed words: “I am come in my Father’s name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive.” John 5:43 (KJV)
He is ultimately referring to a time, far in the future, when someone would come claiming to represent God, but actually coming in his own name, with his own unGodly agenda. Now, listen to what Pope Francis said as he said these words on Rosh Hashanah, in front of a gathering together of nations of the world:
“Thank you for your kind words. Once again, following a tradition by which I feel honored, the Secretary General of the United Nations has invited the Pope to address this distinguished assembly of nations. In my own name, and that of the entire Catholic community, I wish to express to you, Mr Ban Ki-moon, my heartfelt gratitude. I greet the Heads of State and Heads of Government present, as well as the ambassadors, diplomats and political and technical officials accompanying them, the personnel of the United Nations engaged in this 70th Session of the General Assembly, the personnel of the various programs and agencies of the United Nations family, and all those who, in one way or another, take part in this meeting. Through you, I also greet the citizens of all the nations represented in this hall. I thank you, each and all, for your efforts in the service of mankind.” source
Pope Francis said that “I come in my own name” and that of the “entire Catholic community”. Not as a representative of Jesus Christ, not as an ambassador of the Gospel, but Francis stated that he came in his own name, his own power, and that of his Roman church. Rome the place and people that killed Jesus on the cross. The same cross that Francis said “ended in failure.” The Name of Jesus Christ, of whom Francis claims to be the “vicar” of, was never mentioned one time in any way, shape or form. What on Earth could possibly possess him to say that he “comes in his own name”? Then I read the end of the transcript, and it all clicked in.
Francis ended his speech with these words:
“Upon all of you, and the peoples you represent, I invoke the blessing of the Most High, and all peace and prosperity.”
Which “most high” was the Pope referring to? When I read my Bible, I see another “most high” lurking in the pages of Scripture: “I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.” Isaiah 14:14 (KJV)

Friday Church News Notes, August 7, 2015 David Cloud - According to the New York Times for October 17, 2014, a homosexual couple, Josh Canfield and Reed Kelly, sing in choirs at Hillsong New York City, and Canfield is a volunteer choir leader. Canfield and Kelly were billed as the "Broadway Boyfriends" on the reality show Survivor: San Juan del Sur." In a December 16, 2014, interview with Playbill, Canfield described how that he "came out of the closet" at Hillsong. He also speaks of his "engagement" to Kelly. He said, "I became truthful with my church. I'm a part of Hillsong NYC. I'm one of their choir directors. I also sing on their Worship team. They've been amazing as well. Nothing has changed there now that I'm completely out and with Reed. He sings in the choir as well." After this was recently re-reported by a blog operated by Geoffrey Grider, Brian Houston of Hillsong Sydney issued a statement that that marriage is only for "heterosexual couples." But in truth Hillsong is trying to face both ways on this issue, as so many others are. Last year the senior pastor of Hillsong NYC, Canfield and Kelly's pastor, told CNN, "We have a lot of gay men and women in our church and I pray we always do" ("Hillsong New York Pastor Carl Lentz," Christian Today, June 6, 2014). Continued:

grindall61 - Published on August 7, 2015 Jerry Brown takes orders from the pope and the united nations.]

August 7, 2015 - Original May 25, 2014 - Adolfo Nicolás is the Superior General of the Society of Jesus [Black Pope] and he has announced that at end of this year he will convoke General Congregation 36 which will be held in 2016 where he will also retire. These meetings are huge deals, there have been only had 35 in the over 450 year history of the Society of Jesus. This points at the Vatican making rapid moves toward their New World Order and ecumenical plan of global domination. I'm also wondering why this has failed to reach the media and even alternate news media.

In his annual Christmas messages to more than one billion Catholics, the Pope may have left out something: offshore account compliance. Maybe, but the U.S. Treasury is more than happy to fill in the blanks. Just before Christmas, the Holy See reached the substance of an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) to hand over American account details. FATCA is everywhere, and the fact that the Treasury Department now trumpets the Vatican deal should come as no surprise.
The Holy See is not part of the European Union and should not be confused with Vatican City. The Holy See is the ecclesiastical jurisdiction of the Catholic church. The Vatican Bank has had its share of corruption kerfuffles in the past. Indeed, the Vatican Bank isn’t exactly transparent, and released its first annual report in 2013.
With transparency comes compliance, and there may well be some accounts held for American clergy that will need to be cleaned up. If accounts are held through entities or via proxies, they still could require disclosure. Presumably the ultimate beneficiaries of the accounts will be known to someone, and that means reporting.
The timing is serendipitous. Pope Francis has suggested that the Vatican Bank could use a makeover. FATCA—the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act—was quietly enacted in 2010. After a four-year ramp up, America’s global tax law is now in effect. Never before has an American tax law attempted such an astounding reach. FATCA requires foreign banks to reveal Americans with accounts over $50,000. Non-compliant institutions could be frozen out of U.S. markets, so everyone is complying. Continued:

[EDnote: The pope lets Congress know that he is one of them (Masonic Brotherhood). He made the 666 carefully. ]
Pope Francis immediately dove into the whirlpool of U.S. politics on Wednesday, using his first direct address to the nation to weigh in on deeply divisive issues including climate change, Cuba, and traditional marriage as he was greeted by exuberant crowds packing the streets of Washington.
The pontiff lived up to his reputation for blunt talk at a welcoming ceremony at the White House, introducing himself as the son of the kind of “immigrant family” on which America was built — a clear reference to the controversy swirling around millions of undocumented people in the country.
Speaking in English, the Argentine-born Francis also said he was ready to listen to the “hopes and dreams of the American people” and to offer guidance to those charged with shaping the nation’s political future “in fidelity to its founding principles.” And in comments that could antagonize Republicans, Francis endorsed President Barack Obama’s efforts on climate change and rebuilding ties with Cuba after more than half a century of estrangement. Continued:


The Vatican created a world trust using the birth certificate to capture the value of each individual’s future productive energy. Each state, province and country in the fiat monetary system, contributes their people’s value to this world trust identified by the SS, SIN or EIN numbers (for example) maintained in the Vatican registry. Corporations worldwide (individuals became corporate fictions through their birth certificate) are connected to the Vatican through law (Vatican to Crown to BAR to laws to judge to people) and through money (Vatican birth accounts value to IMF to Treasury (Federal Reserve) to banks to people (loans) to judges (administration) and sheriffs (confiscation).
Judges administer the birth trust account in court matters favoring the court and the banks, acting as the presumed “beneficiary” since they have not properly advised the “true beneficiary” of their own trust. Judges, attorneys, bankers, lawmakers, law enforcement and all public officials (servants) are now held personally liable for their confiscation of true beneficiary’s homes, cars, money and assets; false imprisonment, deception, harassment, and conversion of the true beneficiary’s trust funds.
The Importance of Motu Propria by Pope Francis
According to the New Advent Catholic Encyclopedia, Motu Propria in Latin stands for “of his own accord” and is the name given to an official decree by a Pope personally in his capacity and office as supreme sovereign pontiff and not in his capacity as the apostolic leader and teacher of the Universal Church. To put it more bluntly, a Motu Propria is the highest form of legal instrument on the planet in accordance to its provenance, influence and structure to the Western-Roman world, over riding anything that could be issued by the United Nations, the Inner and Middle Temple, the Crown of Great Britain or any other Monarch and indeed by any head of state or body politic. If you are a member of the United Nations, or recognized by the United States or the United Kingdom or have a bank account anywhere on the planet, then a Motu Propria is the highest legal instrument, no question.
In the case of the Motu Propria issued by Pope Francis on July 11th 2013, it is an instrument of several functions and layers. In the first instance, it may be legally construed to apply to the local matters of the administration of the Holy See.

July 14, 2015 - (Rome) On the return flight to Rome Pope Francis answered a few questions for the accompanying journalists on the plane. The Catholic Church leader was asked also to explain the provocative gift made the Pope of the hammer and sickle with Christ from the Bolivian President Evo Morales. Vatican Radio published the questions and complete answers in the original language. Aura Vistas Miguel (Portugal Vaticanist): "Holiness, how did you feel when you saw the gift of President Morales with sickle and hammer with Christ? What became of this subject?"
Pope Francis: "I - it is strange - did not know that and did not know that Father Espinal was a sculptor and a poet. I have learned that during these days. I've seen it and it was a surprise for me. Secondly: It can qualify as a genre of protest art. For example, there was an exhibition by a brave, creative Argentine sculptor in Buenos Aires a few years ago. There was protest art, and I remember a work that showed a crucified Christ on a bomber coming down. This was a critique of Christianity, which is allied with imperialism, represented as a bomber.

Chief Justice Roy Moore told an audience of members of a radical anti-abortion and anti-gay rights group Saturday that "America is under attack." Moore spoke to about 300 people at the Fresh Anointing House of Worship in Montgomery who had come to hear him and take part in the kickoff of a week of activities by the group Operation Save America. The group is a fundamentalist Christian conservative organization that opposes abortion, same-sex marriage and non-Christian religions. OSA has been listed as a hate group by some organizations.
The group will be in the state's capital this week to protest in various ways abortion and homosexuality.
Moore, who is adamantly opposed to abortion and homosexuality, acknowledged as he started to speak to the group how they are viewed by some.

The recent Supreme Court decision, Obergefell v. Hodges, has sparked widespread debate on social media, blogs, television, and many other mediums and in turn has highlighted how Catholics have become complacent in charity. For the Catholic who follows Church teaching and thus does not support same sex marriage, this means hearing or reading a multitude of pieces in which he is portrayed as hypocritical or worse. They are not mistaken. Many Catholics are hypocritical. Hypocrite. The word reverberates on facebook walls as well as from the mouths of LGBT proponents. To call someone a hypocrite, one who acts in ways contradictory to his standards, is quite an insult, especially for people of faith. Some Catholics, as well as many other Christians, are truly hypocrites. They harbor hate, fear, and disgust for anyone who has same sex attraction. Others do not treat them with the dignity they deserve as humans. Anyone called a hypocrite is thus named because they are not perceived to practice the love and charity which their faith asks of them. If they are not practicing love and charity, these people are not living out their Catholic faith. -

July 29, 2015 - Dave Cloud - F rom time to time, I receive letters from Roman Catholics who claim that I should retract my writings on the subject of the Roman Catholic Church because, they allege, I don't understand Roman Catholicism. These people usually tell me that to understand Roman Catholicism properly I must read some Catholic apologist such as Karl Keating or Keith Fournier or Peter Kreeft or Scott Hahn or Patrick Madrid.
I have been answering this charge for decades, since Jesuit priests first made it to me in South Asia in the early 1980s.
The following is my reply to this accusation.
These contain the voice of authoritative Roman Catholicism. Karl Keating, Keith Fournier, Peter Kreeft, and Scott Hahn are Roman Catholics, and they have their own opinions and interpretations about Roman Catholicism, but they are not authoritative voices for the Roman Catholic Church.
When I have wanted to know what genuine Roman Catholicism is, I have gone directly to the top. I built a large library of Roman Catholic books, and I have studied them. I have visited Catholic churches and attended mass in at least fifteen countries on three continents and have talked with Catholics in many parts of the world. I have been to Rome three times. I have visited some of the largest Catholic shrines in other parts of the world.

Friday Church News Notes, September 25, 2015 Dave Cloud - The United Nations has announced that it will raise both the Vatican flag and the Palestinian flag ("Holy See Flag to Be Raised,", Sep. 21, 2015). The Vatican flag will be raised this morning in honor of Pope Francis' arrival to address the General Assembly, and the Palestinian flag will be raised on September 30 when President Mahmoud Abbas addresses the Assembly. This is an appropriate action, in our estimation, since both entities are enemies of God's plan for Israel. In May, the Vatican officially recognized "the state of Palestine," and in a papal audience on May 16, Pope Francis called Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas "an angel of peace," which is nonsense. In March 2014, the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade, part of Abbas's Fatah organization, launched deadly rocket attacks against Israel. Any "peace" plan proposed by the Palestinian leaders is a lie to cover their longterm objective of destroying Israel. In 2013, Palestinian Authority Minister of Religious Affairs Mahmoud Al-Habbash, in an on-camera sermon at Friday prayers, likened their "peace deals" to Muhammed's Treaty of Hudaybiyyah with the Arab Quraish tribe in Mecca. The "10 year truce" was merely intended to gain time, and was broken two years later when Muhammed conquered Mecca at the point of the sword. Muhammed taught that it is acceptable to lie to one's enemies. The antichrist will make the ultimate deal with Israel, and in the midst of a seven-year peace program he will sit in Israel's temple declaring himself as "God" and will unleash persecution against the Jews (Daniel 9:26-27; 2 Thessalonians 2:3-12). "Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God" (2 Th. 2:3-4).

By Damon Geller - We’ve had two epic market collapses in the last 15 years. In response, the Fed desperately tried to prop up the markets by severely cutting interest rates. Cutting rates to zero badly devalued the U.S. currency, sent us spiraling into record debt, and killed savers by lowering the savings rate to zero. But with the global economy still on terribly shaky ground and interest rates already at zero, do the gov’t & banks have any ammo left? Shockingly, yes.
Central banks already have plans to impose negative interest rates – in other words, you get taxed on your savings! And in order to prevent you and me from storing our money in cash and avoiding the savings tax, the gov’t & banks advance toward the real end game: abolish cash altogether and force us all into the digital world controlled by the gov’t & banks. Luckily, there’s still one way to escape the tyranny.

Catholic Mafia Worked Behind Scenes To Oust Benedict In Order To Bring In Jesuit Final Pope With Global Agenda
[Cardinal Danneels admits: “Mafia” club brought down Benedict XVI to make Church “much more modern”
September 25, 2015 By Robert Spencer] September 29, 2015 by SkyWatch Editor - And so the Catholic Church hierarchy of today opens the gates of the West to those who would destroy it and kill, convert or subjugate its people. I am apparently a very bad Catholic, as I believe all this to be an abomination. The Church could have and should have been a voice for a genuinely charitable response to the jihad threat, and a robust defense of the value of Judeo-Christian civilization. Instead, Danneels and his henchmen rule the day, and have their man in the Vatican, and cowardice and appeasement are passed off as “charity,” even as priests tell us to “be not afraid” while they cower and quake with fear in their rectories, eager to do anything to appease the jihadis to buy a few more minutes of their miserable lives.
“Cardinal Danneels Admits to Being Part of ‘Mafia’ Club Opposed to Benedict XVI,” by Edward Pentin, National Catholic Register, September 24, 2015: Further serious concerns are being raised about Cardinal Godfried Danneels, one of the papal delegates chosen to attend the upcoming Ordinary Synod on the Family, after the archbishop emeritus of Brussels confessed this week to being part of a radical “mafia” reformist group opposed to Benedict XVI.It was also revealed this week that he once wrote a letter to the Belgium government favoring same-sex “marriage” legislation because it ended discrimination against LGBT groups.

Visa Inc. has introduced a new specification to use biometrics with chip card transactions. The specification can enable palm, voice, iris, or facial biometrics, Visa said in a media statement. Biometric verification is intended to prevent fraud as well as make it easier to pay securely. The payments firm noted that this technology framework is designed to work with the EMV (Europay, MasterCard, Visa) chip industry standard to help ensure open, globally interoperable solutions. Visa said the architecture it has designed enables fingerprints to be securely accepted by a biometric reader, encrypted, and then validated. The specification supports ‘match-on-card’ authentication where the biometric is validated by the EMV chip card and never exposed or stored in any central databases. Issuers can optionally validate the biometric data within their secure systems for transactions occurring in their own environments, such as their own ATMs.

Friday Church News Notes, September 25, 2015 David Cloud - The Roman Catholic Church has long been opposed to Israel. Jews were slaughtered during the Catholic crusades and placed in ghettos in Catholic cities. The heresy of Replacement Theology, which replaces Israel with the Church, was fathered by Rome and borrowed from her by Protestants. In 1922, Cardinal Gasparri, Vatican Secretary of State, voiced concern that the British Mandate on Palestine might "give Israel a privileged position and might compromise the rights of the Catholic Church regarding the protection of the Holy Places" ("The Holy See and the Postwar Palestine Issue," International Affairs, Spring 1984). In 1950, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency reported that the Vatican was "intensifying its campaign for the internationalization of Jerusalem" (JTA, Nov. 21, 1950). In the 1980s, the Vatican began to support the PLO and its goal of making East Jerusalem its capital. In 1982, Yasser Arafat was received at the Vatican "with all the honor and dignity accorded a head of state." With the 2015 treaty, the Vatican's support shifts from the PLO to the Palestinian State. The Vatican is comfortable making treaties with Muslim terrorist organizations that hate Israel, vow her destruction, and persecute professing Christians because the Vatican is one of the devil's chief instruments in human affairs. One day, Mystery Babylon will yoke together with the very Antichrist himself, according to Revelation 17, and Rome doubtless is at the heart of this end-time phenomenon. "And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it" (Zec. 12:3).

Friday Church News Notes, September 25, 2015 David Cloud - A friend sent me the following information about Willow Creek Community Church, located west of Chicago and led by Bill Hybels. Not only is Willow Creek one of the largest and most influential churches in the country, but it is also an association of more than 14,000 churches that are committed to the same philosophy. My friend wrote: "I called Willow Creek Community Church last fall (2014) and asked if a celibate homosexual could be a member. The person that answered didn't know, so they directed me to one of their staff pastors--Chris Hurta. I asked him numerous questions about where Willow Creek stood. Until recently, they have been against gay marriage, but he said that celibate homosexuals and gay couples could be members. I asked if they could serve in the church. He said yes, but none could be in a leadership position. He also said same-sex attraction 'is a beautiful thing.' Needless to say, Bro. Cloud, I was floored. But they have been a leader in redefining Biblical issues. They consider most movies part of God's general revelation, hence OK to watch. They have compromised in the area of music, ordination of women, and now, marriage." CONCLUDING NOTE: This is not surprising, but like many others, Willow Creek still wants to stand two ways on this issue, with a public face and a private face.

By Nate - October 02, 2015 - Cassandra Fairbanks - The shooting that took place in Oregon, was indeed a staged event. Many have come to call this event a full blown hoax. However, given the response and reaction, it turns out to appear that this event actually a staged event. This event was an attack on Christians, and the video report below is how that became our conclusion. The difference between a staged event and a hoax. A staged event, is an orchestrated event to gain an outcome. A hoax is when the event does not take place at all. Both of these can be used for political reasons, such as this event is being used as an attack on gun rights. In disturbing images posted online, Harper-Mercer, who was born in England and moved to the States at a young age, posed with guns and shared pro-IRA newspaper front pages, an investigation has found.
He also posted a three-minute video on the social networking site MySpace featuring IRA fighters branding guns and wearing balaclavas.
On his dating profile on the website Spiritual Passions, he wrote that he “doesn’t like organised religion”.
Chris Harper Mercer. “Ironcross45.” Spiritual Passions. . (2015): . .
Myspace. “Chris Harper Mercer.” Myspace. . (2015): . .
Tom Parfitt. “Chris Harper-Mercer: Shooter who killed 10 was BRITISH and an IRA-supporting Nazi fanatic.” Express. . (2015)


By Michael Gryboski , Christian Post Reporter - September 29, 2015 - Planned Parenthood President and CEO Cecile Richards acknowledged under oath before a U.S. Congress committee that her organization does not do mammograms after saying previously that they do. At a House Oversight & Government Reform hearing Tuesday, Richards explained to multiple Congress members that Planned Parenthood does not provide mammograms.
Early in the hearing, Republican Congresswoman Cynthia Lummis of Wisconsin asked Richards how many Planned Parenthood clinics have mammogram machines. "There aren't any Planned Parenthood clinics, I believe, to the best of my knowledge, not any have mammogram machines at their facilities," responded Richards. "We have different kinds of arrangements with, depending on the state, to refer women for mammograms."
Later on in the hearing, during questioning from Utah Republican Rep. Mia Love about the extent of health services provided, Richards again stated that they provide breast exams instead. "We do not have mammogram machines at our health centers and we've never stated that we did," said Richards at the hearing.

'Literally just one crisis away from that happening'
Leo Hohmann 9.30.2015 WND - The United Nations 2030 Agenda endorsed by President Obama, Pope Francis and the U.N. General Assembly brings the world one giant step closer to true global governance.
The U.N. document approved Sunday in New York, “Transforming Our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development,” includes in its preamble the call for a “new universal agenda” for all of humanity.
But one big question looms. How does such an ambitious plan get implemented?
The plan bypasses Congress and the legislatures of the world’s other 193 nations. Yet, the heads of state agreed to work toward implementation, largely through secret trade deals and backroom bureaucratic rule-making, experts told WND.
Very few members of Congress have likely even read the U.N. document that Obama has agreed to implement, says one expert in globalism. “The only thing they are lacking right now is a sufficient crisis big enough to win enthusiastic public support in America and other nations in the world for full-on global governance,” says Paul McGuire, a Fox News and History Channel contributor and co-author of the new release, “Babylon Code: Solving the Bible’s Greatest End Time Mystery.” The U.N. document focuses on ending poverty and gender inequality, combating climate change and opening up borders to migrants and refugees.

Geoffrey Grider - August 19, 2015 - In the latest video produced by the Center for Medical Progress, Holly O’Donnell describes a medical technician using scissors to cut through the face of a newly aborted but nearly fully developed baby boy at a Planned Parenthood facility so that his intact brain could be extracted.
“Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment:” Matthew 5:21 (KJV)
EDITOR’S NOTE [NowTheEndBegins]: Liberals laugh about it and call it a “woman’s right”. Obama brags about being the one who provides protection for Planned Parenthood in Washington. They say it’s a “woman’s right to choose”, but the baby has no rights of any kind. How is this any different from the medical experiments performed in Nazi Germany? It is no different, and it is a holocaust of the human soul. .
Planned Parenthood is working hard to counter the steady drip of damning videos produced by the Center for Medical Progress, but not even the highest priced Washington, D.C. flacks are likely to be able to erase the thought picture of someone cutting through a child’s face with scissors. Holly O’Donnell and her Planned Parenthood colleague were harvesting organs that day at Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, a mega-clinic in San Jose, California that has an annual budget of $100 million or 10 percent of the national organization.


CORAL GABLES, Fla. — For 20 years, Columba Bush anticipated the day she would have to answer one big question: Would she support her husband, Jeb Bush, if he decided to run for president?
Last summer and fall, as she wrestled with whether to say yes, her sense of duty was mixed with dread.
Born in Mexico, she had married into a famously political American family and had always been an outsider: a prayerful Roman Catholic, a sensitive loner and lover of the arts who still speaks in heavily accented English. As Florida’s first lady, she had arranged Mass in the governor’s mansion and endured weeks of bad press for a European shopping spree. She blamed politics for friction in her marriage and as a factor in her daughter’s drug addiction. A run for the White House would expose her to the spotlight as never before.

By Penny Starr - July 17, 2015 - ( – Last week, Rep. Lois Capps (D-Calif.) introduced a bill that would remove the words “husband” and “wife” from the language used in federal law – a move that had drawn ire from faith leaders and family advocacy groups that see this legislation as expected fallout from the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in June that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry.
“It is as if a collective madness has settled over our nation's elite and they are trying hard to bring everyone under the same cloud of confusion,” Bishop E.W. Jackson, president of STAND (Staying True to America’s National Destiny), told “They can change 1,000 laws and 10,000 dictionaries.
“Marriage was, is and always will be only a union between one man and one woman,” Jackson said. “If the emperor has no clothes, it matters not that the whole world compliments him on his outfit.
“Perceptions change, but reality remains the same,” he added. “I will oppose any effort to sanitize our legal system of the words husband and wife.”








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