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- "And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans
write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness,
the beginning of the creation of God; I know thy works, that
thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.
So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot,
I will spue thee out of my mouth. Because thou sayest, I am rich,
and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest
not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind,
and naked: I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire,
that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest
be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear;
and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see. As
many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and
repent. Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear
my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will
sup with him, and he with me. To him that overcometh will I grant
to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am
set down with my Father in his throne. He that hath an ear, let
him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches." (Revelation 3:14-22 kjv)
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believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."
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up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God."
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Psychology, Purpose Driven & Church Growth Movement: http://rock-to-salt.livelyhope.co
- Dare The Future by W.J. Anthony "How We Can Change
and go back to the "Declaration of Independence": http://www.darethefuture.org
- New World Disorder: http://www.nwdisorder.com
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- To understand what is happening, one has to know the Bible
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- 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
- 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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to be ready for the Lords coming. Are you sure that
you are born again? Are you living for Christ?
that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out
of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.
The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore
cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the
armour of light. Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not
in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness,
not in strife and envying. But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ,
and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof"
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- GOOD FIGHT MINISTRIES - Lessons
from the Alabama Massacre
- In the wake of Alabamas
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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?
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- QUEEN OF ALL
- THE MARIAN APPARITIONS' PLAN
TO UNITE ALL RELIGIONS UNDER THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH WITH JIM
TETLOW AND ROGER OAKLAND
- Brad Myers co-author of Queen
of All The marian apparitions' plan to unite all religions under
the Roman Catholic Church http://www.eternal-productions.org/PDFS/Queen.pdf
- I would like to inform you
of a new end times audio drama that exposes the coming ET and
Marian deception by Jim Tetlow and myself with the help of many
people. It is called 'The Coming Global Transformation.'
- AS OF TODAY YOU ARE A CATHOLIC??
- Ready for the global church run by the black Pope? "The
Cardinal who rarely smiled" was how he was characterized.
- Pope Francis is the first Jesuit Pope. The first Jesuit Pope
would naturally be the first fully "Black" (i.e. Jesuit)
"Pope." It is a circular logical statement that is
just common sense, and there is nothing conspiratorial about
- The Jesuits have often falsely been linked to the origins
of the Inquisition. (Dominican Priests were the chief torturers
of the Inquisition.) Jesuits were instead the strongmen of the
Church, due in large part to the military background of their
follower, St. Ignatius of Loyola. (Some thoughts about the Jesuits
can be very dark. See here and here, for instance.) Continued:
- WOW this is going to be rough to beat. Please listen to the
youtubes on the page. It will affect you if you go to church
especially. The new Pope Francis I reached out to 33 degreee
Freemason Ken Copeland to unify the "church". The Vatican
has over a billion members. Add all "33,000" denominations
according to their video, the membership will approach two billion
- This is a most important Scripture: Jesus said in Matthew
- "Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way,
which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find
- The Catholics have gobbled up denominations for years behind
the scenes. Lutherans were begging to come back into the fold.
It will be a shoe-in to get this global church together. .
- The Muslims have approx. over 1 billion members and the Pope
is hoping to get them to convert to the Catholic Church since
they have no PaPa. .
- Matthew 15:22-28 "And, behold, a woman of Canaan
came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have
mercy on me, O Lord, thou Son of David; my daughter is grievously
vexed with a devil. But he answered her not a word. And his disciples
came and besought him, saying, Send her away; for she crieth
after us. But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the
lost sheep of the house of Israel. Then came she and worshipped
him, saying, Lord, help me. But he answered and said, It is not
meet to take the children's bread, and to cast it to dogs. And
she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall
from their masters' table. Then Jesus answered and said unto
her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou
wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour."
- John the Baptist speaking of Jesus said in Matthew 3:12 "Whose
fan is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and
gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff
with unquenchable fire."
- What John is referring to is Jesus who gathers the 'wheat'
that represents the true believers first (Rapture) and then gathers
the 'chaff ' with unquenchable fire - that's the universal church
of all beliefs (includes Muslims, Mormons, any & all cults)
- Attending Gloria Copeland's Healing School in 1992 Fort Worth
TX, I was told by Gloria Copeland that the Mormons are part of
the family of God. She said that it was impossible for me to
think that her husband had anything to do with getting me out
of the Mormon Church. My testimony was spliced out of the film
they recorded of all the testimonies given that day. Considering
this statement later it made sense since I found that the Copeland's
were Masons and so are the Mormons. The Pope's knight pastors
to become Knights of Malta. You can see where all this leads.
- The Apostle Peter is supposed to be the founder of the Catholic
Church, which cannot be proven.
- There are no records of the early Catholic church.
- Would Jesus have called the founder of His church "Satan"?
- Matthew 16:23 "But he turned, and said unto Peter,
Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me:
- for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but
those that be of men."
- REVELATION 13:1-18 "And I
stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of
the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns
ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. And the
beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were
as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion:
and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.
- And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and
his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after
the beast. And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto
the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like
unto the beast? who is able to make war with him? And there was
given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies;
and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.
And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme
his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.
- And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and
to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds,
and tongues, and nations. And all that dwell upon the earth shall
worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life
of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. If any man
have an ear, let him hear. He that leadeth into captivity shall
go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed
with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.
And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he
had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.
- And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before
him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship
the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. And he doeth
great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on
the earth in the sight of men, And deceiveth them that dwell
on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power
to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on
the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which
had the wound by a sword, and did live.
- And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast,
that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that
as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be
killed. And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor,
free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their
foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had
the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number
of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is
Six hundred threescore and six."
- A few established facts of blasphemy:
- Benedict XVI said that Genesis is based on a myth
Benedict XVI said that Heaven and Hell are not actual places
Benedict XVI abolished Limbo of the Children.
Francis says that atheists can be saved.
Benedict XVI called Genesis a rehashing of pagan myths The pagan
creation accounts on which the biblical story is in part based
end without exception in the establishment of a cult, but the
cult in this case is situated in the cycle of the do ut des.
Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, A New Song for the Lord,
1995, p. 86:
- Benedict XVI abolished the Limbo of the Children and rejects
infant baptism "This state people called limbo. In the course
of our century, that has gradually come to seem problematic to
us. This was one way in which people sought to justify the necessity
of baptizing infants as early as possible, but the solution is
itself questionable" Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger,
God and the World, 2000, p. 401: http://christianity.stackexchange.com/questions/
- PROPHETIC WORD from 50 YEARS AGO: by A.W. Tozer
"Let me go out on a limb a little bit and prophesy. I see
the time coming when all the holy men whose eyes have been opened
by the Holy Spirit will desert worldly Evangelicalism, one by
one. The house will be left desolate and there will not be a
man of God, a man in whom the Holy Spirit dwells, left among
them. I hear Jesus saying...Mat 23:37-38: "O Jerusalem,
Jerusalem, the one killing the prophets and stoning those who
are sent to her, how often would I have gathered your children
together, even as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and
you would not! Behold, your house is left to you desolate"
As the Church now stands, the man who sees this condition of
worldly evangelicalism is written off as somewhat fanatical.
But the day is coming when the house will be left desolate and
there will not be a man of God among them. I would like to live
enough to watch this develop and see how things turn out. I would
like to live to see the time when the men and woman of God -
holy, separated and spiritually enlightened - walk out of the
evangelical church and form a group of their own; when they get
off the sinking ship and let her go down in the brackish and
worldliness and form a new ark to ride out the storm." Source:
Hollis Caravetta E-mail: Holliscar@aol.com
- SOME BELIEVE THAT THE ANTICHRIST WILL BE FROM TURKEY BASED
ON THESE VERSES
- Revelation 2:12-15 And to the angel of the church in Pergamos
write; These things saith he which hath the sharp sword with
two edges; I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even where
Satan's seat is: and thou holdest fast my name, and hast
not denied my faith, even in those days wherein Antipas was my
faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where Satan dwelleth.
But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there
them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast
a stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things
sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication. So hast thou
also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing
I hate." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNOlxoPWl48
- IS THAT SO? BRANNON HOWSE, JIMMY DE YOUNG AND JOHN MAC ARTHUR:
YOU CAN TAKE THE MARK OF THE BEAST AND STILL BE SAVED!!!??
- HOLLIS: MY COMMENT: These fellows agree with each other
the Word of God! Those who worship the Antichrist and receive
his mark will endure Gods wrath and indignation for eternity
in hell. What believer would care to take such a chance?
- (Rev. 13: 16) And he causeth all, both small and great, rich
and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand,
or in their foreheads:
- (Rev. 14: 9-11) And the third angel followed them, saying
with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image,
and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, The same
shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured
out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall
be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy
angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: And the smoke of their
torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest
day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever
receiveth the mark of his name.
- (Rev. 16: 2) And the first went, and poured out his vial
upon the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon
the men which had the mark of the beast, and upon them which
worshipped his image. Spurce:
- Hollis Caravetta E-mail: Holliscar@aol.com
- REPENTANCE IN EVANGELISM
- Repentance is often a missing element in evangelism today,
but it is a prominent theme in the Bible. Following are the answers
to some important questions about repentance. This study is from
the One Year Discipleship Course, so if the students have already
studied this, the section can be skimmed as a review.
- Is repentance necessary for salvation?
- Repentance is commanded by God. It is mentioned 60 times
in the New Testament. It was preached by John the Baptist (Matthew
3:1-2), by Christ (Luke 13:3), by Peter (2 Peter 3:9), and by
Paul (Acts 17:30). Since the apostle Paul preached both repentance
and faith, it is obvious that both are required for salvation
- What are some false views of repentance?
- Repentance is not reformation or changing ones life.
Salvation is not of human works; works follow salvation as the
effect or fruit or product (Ephesians 2:8-10). Reformation deals
with ones fellow man and with things in this life, whereas
repentance deals with God and with eternal things. We must be
careful not to give people the impression that they must change
their lives and give up their sin in order to be saved. The life-changing
part of salvation is Gods part, not mans.
- Repentance is not doing penance. Many Catholic Bibles translate
repentance as do penance. This involves
confession to a priest, contrition, absolution (forgiveness pronounced
by the priest), and satisfaction. Catholic penance is a works
salvation which the Bible condemns.
- Repentance is not mere remorse for wrong actions. The Bible
tells us that men can be remorseful about their actions without
exercising genuine repentance unto salvation. This is described
as the sorrow of the world in 2 Corinthians 7:10.
There are examples of this in the Old and the New Testaments.
King Saul is the prime Old Testament example. He was sorry that
he got caught in various sinful acts, but he did not demonstrate
true repentance (1 Sam. 15:24; 24:17; 26:21). Judas is a New
Testament example of a man who was remorseful of his actions
but did not repent toward God (Mat. 27:3-4). A main difference
between remorse and repentance is that repentance is directed
toward God (repentance toward God, Acts 20:21). We
see this in the Prodigal Son. He was not merely remorseful of
how he had lived and of the consequences he had suffered; he
came to the place where he acknowledged first and foremost that
he had sinned against heaven (Lk. 15:18).
- Repentance is not merely believing in Christ. Some have defined
repentance as a synonym for believing. One well-known fundamental
Baptist preacher defined it as turning from unbelief to
belief. But if this is true, the Bibles preachers
would not have preached repentance in addition to faith. We have
seen that Paul preached repentance toward God AND faith toward
the Lord Jesus Christ (Acts 20:21). The reason why verses such
as John 3:16 and Acts 16:31 dont mention repentance is
that proper saving faith includes repentance and proper repentance
includes faith. Repentance and faith are sometimes spoken of
in Scripture as both being necessary for salvation (i.e., Acts
20:21; Hebrews 6:1), while at other times only one or the other
is said to be necessary. For example, salvation is referred to
as coming to repentance with no mention of faith in the following
passages: Matthew 9:13; 11:20-21; 21:32; Mark 1:4; 2:17; 6:12;
Luke 15:7; 24:47; Acts 2:38; 3:19; 5:31; 11:18; 26:20; 2 Corinthians
7:10; 1 Thessalonians 1:9; 2 Timothy 2:25; and 2 Peter 3:9. Then
in other passages, such as John 3:16 and Acts 16:31, salvation
is referred to as believing and repentance is not mentioned.
By comparing Scripture with Scripture (rather than isolating
Scripture), we conclude that saving faith includes repentance.
Saving faith is a repentant faith. Continued:
- WHAT IS THE BLOOD MOON PROPHECY?
Throughout history, many civilizations have searched the heavens
to see if there is a connection between celestial patterns and
events here on earth. Thanks to modern technology, we are now
not only able to chart past changes to the stars, sun, and moon,
but we know when these future changes will take place as well.
- Modern science has focused much of its efforts on looking
for mathematical patterns utilizing our modern Gregorian calendar
system, but when historians, astronomers, and theologians looked
for patterns utilizing the ancient Biblical calendar with key
prophetic dates such as Passover, everything changed.
- Now, an unprecedented pattern has been discovered. For millennia,
a rare celestial event known as the Blood Moon Tetrad
has coincided with periods of monumental change affecting the
Holy Land and ultimately the world. Today, after hundreds of
years of absence, this rare celestial event has begun occurring
- The next Blood Moon Tetrad sequence is coming soon and If
this pattern continues as history has shown - a major prophetic
event regarding Israel is on the horizon.
- Time is running out! Are you ready for the next event on
- For an in-depth report on the history of the Blood Moon Tetrad,
its connection to the Biblical Feasts of the Lord, and it's possible
prophetic impact in our near future, be sure to subscribe above
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prophetic news source ProphecyNewsWatch.com will keep you up
to date with any new developments or discoveries in this field
as well as additional prophetic trends to be watching for in
the days ahead.
- And I will show wonders in the heavens, and in the
earth, blood and fire and pillars of smoke. The sun shall be
turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the coming
of the great and awesome day of the Lord. Joel 2:30-31
- THE PALE HORSE RIDER AND THE WORLD TURNED OVER TO THE DEVIL
- [..] Satan has always existed on a leash that he could not
His actions and evil design were subject to either the Heavenly
Father or man. The Father set the ultimate limits but man also
could refuse to do the devils bidding to a degree. The
picture before us is a period in which Satan will have freedoms
he never had before. He will make such a mess that even his own
kind will hate him.
- Lets look at the present world and how we must refuse
evil and how desperately we must depend on Jesus Christ and the
cross. People that refuse to believe in the devil are really
pitiful. They go deeper and deeper into the webs of destruction
that fill our world. Consider a drug addict or an alcoholic person.
There are too many webs of wickedness to try and name them all
[...]. Whole article: http://www.pawcreek.org/open-bible-dialog/the-pale-horse-rider-
- POPE FRANCIS SPEAKS AT KEN COPELAND'S LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
- February 24, 2014
- We are galloping toward a one-world melding of religions,
and the ramifications are staggering. Pope Francis has now sent
a video message to Word of Faith father Kenneth Copeland, urging
a reconciliation between Catholics and Charismatics.
- The Catholic and Charismatic Renewal is the hope of
the Church, exclaims Anglican Episcopal Bishop Tony Palmer,
before a group of cheering followers at the Kenneth Copeland
Ministries. Palmer said those words are from the Vatican. Before
playing the video message from Pope Francis to Kenneth Copeland,
Palmer told the crowd, When my wife saw that she could
be Catholic, and Charismatic, and Evangelical, and Pentecostal,
and it was absolutely accepted in the Catholic Church, she said
that she would like to reconnect her roots with the Catholic
culture. So she did.
- The crowd cheered, as he continued, Brothers and sisters,
Luthers protest is over. Is yours?
- Even Kenneth Copeland finds this development incredible:
Said Copeland, Heaven is thrilled over this
what is so thrilling to me? When we went into the ministry 47
years ago, this was impossible.
- How can this impossibility be? Could the ears of those once
aware of the evils of ecumenicism suddenly be sealing shut? What
is even more gobsmackingly painful is the reaction from evangelicals,
who seem quite thrilled with this unholy alliance.
- Here is the longer version of what Copeland and Palmer said.
Note that at about 40 minutes in, Copeland and the congregants
join in prayer for the Holy Father, then watch as
Anthony Palmer videotapes a return message to Pope Francis from
Kenneth Copeland himself. This page has several videos Continued:
- TRANSLATION OF KENNETH COPELAND'S "TONGUES" PRAYER
FOR POPE FRANCIS
- For my full review of Bishop Palmer's & Pope Francis'
messages calling for unity between Roman Catholics and Word of
Faith Heretics, click this link http://bit.ly/1fD18C3
March 02, 2014 - Chris Rosebrough - Translation of Kenneth Copeland's
"Tongues" Prayer for Pope Francis
- February 24, 2014
Pope Francis Speaks at Ken Copeland's Leadership Conference
- KENNETH COPELAND 33rd DEGREE FREEMASON EXPOSED
- In this article we will attempt for the first time to unveil
the truth of Kenneth Copeland's Masonic membership. As Kenneth
is a closet, secret Freemason who does not want anyone to know
this truth, it will be a involving task that needs to look deeply
into any specific clues. It is a trademark of most proud Masons
to leave key symbols veiled into pictures and also to use various
keywords in speeches or secret handshakes. Proof of this can
be found in Masonry's most common definition of itself as being
'Freemasonry is a peculiar system of Morality, veiled in Allegory,
and illustrated by Symbols.' This is taken directly from the
second degree initiation and evidence that it is still currently
used was proven to me recently when I attended a Masonic open
day and heard that same description. The application of this
quote in regards to Copeland will be discussed below.
- Kenneth Copeland started his ministry under Oral Roberts
33rd Degree Freemason as a pilot.
Kenneth was on TV sometime around June 1997 praising Oral Roberts
as they are close friends.
Evidence that Oral Roberts is a 33rd Degree Freemason will be
compiled and published as soon as possible.
- Kenneth Copeland chants the words "I AM" which
is a Masonic initiation term.
"And I say this with all respect, so that it don't upset
you too bad. But I say it anyway: When I read in the Bible where
He says, "I AM," I just smile and say, "Yes, I
AM, too." Believers Voice of Victory broadcast July 9 1987
During the ceremonies of the Masonic ritual for the Royal Arch
degree, the candidate is asked, "Brother Inspector, what
are you?" and he replies, "I AM THAT I AM."
When Jesus told the jews before Abraham was "I AM"
he was claming to be the God of Moses who went by that name.
This is why they tried to kill him immediately. Kenneth is claiming
to be a God.
- 33rd Degree Freemason Robert Schuller also endorses his followers
to chant "I AM"
"The most effective mantras employ the "M" sound.
You can get the feel of it by repeating the words, "I am,
I am," many times over.... Transendental Meditation or TM...
is not a religion nor is it necessarily anti-Christian."
Peace of Mind Through Possibility Thinking, pp. 131-32
- Benny Hinn whom I suspect is a Freemason, also tells Christians
to chant "I AM."
"Don't tell me you have Jesus. You are everything He was
and everything He is and ever shall be.....Don't say, 'I have.'
Say , 'I AM, I AM, I AM, I AM, I AM.' Our Position in Christ
#2-The Word Made Flesh audiotape Side 2 1991
- Continued: http://www.theforbiddenknowledge.com/hardtruth/kennethcopeland33rddegreefreemason.htm
- TONY PALMER GOT THE CALL FROM ROME TO SHARE HIS CHARISMATIC
MINISTRY WITH THE ROMAN CATHOLICS
- 10 YEARS AGO CATHOLIC CHARISMATICS ARE THE HOPE OF THE CATHOLIC
- TONY SAID: 'JUMP IN' GET IT ALL: PENTECOSTALS, CHARISMATICS,
EVANGELICALS, CATHOLICS..HE WAS TOLD THEY ARE ALL OKAY.
- POPE FRANCIS I WAS HIS MENTOR. - HE SAID THIS IS A HISTORICAL
MOMENT - HE COMES IN THE SPIRIT OF ELIJAH TO PREPARE THE WAY
FOR THE LORD - A THIRD ELIJAH?? HE ASKS COPELAND'S CONGREGATION:
"ARE YOU BORN AGAIN? YOU ARE A CATHOLIC??"
- HE MADE A COVENANT WITH POPE FRANCIS - HE SAID, "DIVISION
IS DIABOLIC." [Jesus divides people, Matthew 10:34, 35,
Romans 12:18 (Provocative Bible verses) Jesus said that he came
to set men at variance with one another.]
- Published on Feb 24, 2014
- We are galloping toward a one-world melding of religions,
and the ramifications are staggering. Pope Francis has now sent
a video message to Word of Faith father Kenneth Copeland, urging
a reconciliation between Catholics and Charismatics.
(Our Story Here: http://bit.ly/1h72CV8)
"The Catholic and Charismatic Renewal is the hope of the
Church," exclaims Anglican Episcopal Bishop Tony Palmer,
before a group of cheering followers at the Kenneth Copeland
Ministries. Palmer said those words are from the Vatican. Before
playing the video message from Pope Francis to Kenneth Copeland,
Palmer told the crowd, "When my wife saw that she could
be Catholic, and Charismatic, and Evangelical, and Pentecostal,
and it was absolutely accepted in the Catholic Church, she said
that she would like to reconnect her roots with the Catholic
culture. So she did."
- The crowd cheered, as he continued, "Brothers and sisters,
Luther's protest is over. Is yours?"
- Even Kenneth Copeland finds this development incredible:
Said Copeland, "Heaven is thrilled over this...You know
what is so thrilling to me? When we went into the ministry 47
years ago, this was impossible."
- WHO ARE THE JESUITS?
- The Jesuits are a Military Religious Order of the Roman Catholic
Church. "When a Jesuit of the minor rank is to be elevated
to command, he is conducted into the Chapel of the Convent of
the Order, where there are only three others present, the principal
or Superior standing in front of the altar. On either side stands
a monk, one of whom holds a banner of yellow and white, which
are the Papal colors, and the other a black banner with a dagger
and red cross above a skull and crossbones, with the word INRI,
and below them the words IUSTUM, NECAR, REGES, IMPIOUS. The meaning
of which is: It is just to exterminate or annihilate impious
or heretical Kings, Governments, or Rulers. Upon the floor is
a red cross at which the postulant or candidate kneels. The Superior
hands him a small black crucifix, which he takes in his left
hand and presses to his heart, and the Superior at the same time
presents to him a dagger, which he grasps by the blade and holds
the point against his heart, the Superior still holding it by
the hilt, and thus addresses the postulant:"
- "My son, heretofore you have been taught to act the
dissembler: among Roman Catholics to be a Roman Catholic, and
to be a spy even among your own brethren; to believe no man,
to trust no man. Among the Reformers, to be a reformer; among
the Huguenots, to be a Huguenot; among the Calvinists, to be
a Calvinist; among other Protestants, generally to be a Protestant,
and obtaining their confidence, to seek even to preach from their
pulpits, and to denounce with all the vehemence in your nature
our Holy Religion and the Pope; and even to descend so low as
to become a Jew among Jews, that you might be enabled to gather
together all information for the benefit of your Order as a faithful
soldier of the Pope."
- "You have been taught to insidiously plant the seeds
of jealousy and hatred between communities, provinces, states
that were at peace, and incite them to deeds of blood, involving
them in war with each other, and to create revolutions and civil
wars in countries that were independent and prosperous, cultivating
the arts and the sciences and enjoying the blessings of peace.
To take sides with the combatants and to act secretly with your
brother Jesuit, who might be engaged on the other side, but openly
opposed to that with which you might be connected, only that
the Church might be the gainer in the end, in the conditions
fixed in the treaties for peace and that the end justifies the
- POPE FRANCIS BREAKS ANOTHER BARRIER AS FIRST JESUIT PONTIFF
- By M. Alex Johnson, Staff Writer
Wednesday Mar 13, 2013 3:12 PM Marcos Brindicci / Reuters
- Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina is both the first
Latin American pope and the first Jesuit pope.
- Launch slideshow
- By M. Alex Johnson, Staff Writer, NBC News
Pope Francis is unique not just for being the first Latin American
pope. He's also the first Jesuit pope, possibly signaling a renewed
emphasis on traditional Catholic theology by the church.
- The Society of Jesus, as the Jesuits are formally known,
observes a vow of poverty, and as archbishop of Buenos Aires,
the former Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was known for his accessibility
and simplicity, said Michael Sheeran, president-elect of the
American Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities."Pope
Francis took the bus to work every day," Sheeran said in
a live online discussion of Bergoglio's election. "He sold
the cardinal's residence and lived in a small apartment where
he cooked for himself." But that simplicity hides a steely
determination to advance Jesuit principles, especially on the
importance of traditional Catholic teachings and protection of
the poor and the oppressed, Sheeran said. That determination
emerged during Bergoglio's service as the top Jesuit leader of
Argentina beginning in 1973, Sheeran said, noting, "He was
a tough guy who made sure his men toed the mark."
- NOSTRADAMUS & THE BLACK POPE FRANCIS
- The color of the plain black priest's cassock, worn by members
of the Society Of Jesus, including the Superior General, partly
from a past concern (most prominent around the 16th and 17th
centuries) amongst Protestant European countries concerning the
relative power of the Jesuits within the Roman Catholic Church,
and partly because the Superior General is elected for life.
He is generally addressed as Father General. The position sometimes
carries the derogatory nickname of the Black Pope, after his
simple black priest's vestments, as contrasted to the white garb
of the Pope.
- 35th Jesuit general congregation at the Vatican in 2008
The Jesuits have always been a controversial group regarded by
some as a society to be feared and condemned and by others as
the most laudable and esteemed religious order in the Catholic
- As such, though Jesuit garb appeared distinctive, and became
identifiable over time, it was the common priestly dress of Ignatius'
day. During the missionary periods of North America, the various
native peoples referred to Jesuits as "Blackrobes"
because of their black cassocks.
- So "Black Pope" is a derogatory nickname given
to the Superior General usually by the media (and never used
by the Jesuits themselves). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superior_General_of_the_Society_of_Jesus
- PUBLIC COMMUNIQUE AND LEGAL NOTICE FROM THE INTERNATIONAL
COMMON LAW COURT OF JUSTICE
Criminal Trial Division, Brussels
March 1, 2014
- Announcement of Case Docket No. 31032014-001:
- In the Matter of The People v. Jorge Bergoglio, Adolfo Nicolas
Pachon, Justin Welby and others, and their Bodies Corporate
- A Pre-Trial Hearing will commence on Monday, March 31, 2014
at 9:00 am GMT in Brussels
- Issued by the Office of the Presiding Magistrates
E. Cantillon, Secretary
- LET IT BE KNOWN that, based on an application brought before
it by the Office of the Citizen Prosecutor on February 10, 2014,
the Court will in thirty days commence litigation proceedings
against Jorge Bergoglio (Pope Francis 1?), Adolfo Nicolas
Pachon (Superior General of the Jesuit Order), Justin
Welby (Archbishop of Canterbury) and others involved in
Crimes against Humanity.
- These defendants will be charged with organizing and abetting
child rape, torture and trafficking, and criminally conspiring
to commit and conceal these offences.
- The Court will convene its pre-trial Examination Hearing
on Monday, March 31, 2014 at 9:00 GMT in the city of Brussels.
- POPE FRANCIS HAS SINGLE-HANDEDLY DESTROYED CATHOLICISM
JoAnna Wahlund | 09-18-AD2013 |
or so youd think
if you got all your information about Catholicism from blog comboxes.
Not surprisingly, Pope Francis has been in the news lately. The
media jumped on his offhand comments about homosexuals, breathlessly
reported on a letter he wrote to an atheist, and made much hay
over an interview given by the Vaticans new Secretary of
State (the media was apparently under the impression that Pope
Francis is a very clever ventriloquist, and he was the one talking
while the new Secretarys mouth was moving at least,
thats what they reported).
- A common refrain Im observing in the comboxes of various
Catholic bloggers lately, when said blogger discusses one of
these media reports, goes something like this:
- The Pope needs to stop making remarks like this! Theyre
too easily misunderstood! No one should have to write an article
after the fact explaining what the Pope actually said/meant.
The Pope needs to deliberate for hours on end before so much
as opening his mouth! Every word must be crafted with the utmost
perfection so that the media doesnt get the wrong idea!
- And, my favorite:
- This kind of thing never happened when Benedict XVI/John
Paul II was Pope!
- To these people, I respond:
- Really? Thats some pretty amazing selective memory
you have going on there. Granted, Ive only been Catholic
for the last ten years, but I remember:
- The Condom Kerfuffle, in which the MSM proclaimed that Pope
Benedict said condoms were perfectly okay for everyone to use
(when he actually said that in certain situations, the use of
a condom could indicate that someone was trying to act in a moral
fashion by not spreading disease, and that trying to act morally
could be a good first step on the road to repentance).
- Pope Benedicts speech at the University of Regensburg,
in which (according to the media) the Pope said that Mohammed
was evil incarnate and all Muslims were going to hell. (The Pope
later explained that his words had been misunderstood by Muslims.)
- The publication of Benedicts encyclical Caritas in
Veritate, in which the MSM announced that the Pope attacked capitalism
as always evil in any circumstance and wholeheartedly supported
the Occupy Wall Street movement.
- The motu proprio Summorum Pontificum was, according. Continued:
- THE NEW JESUIT POPE PREPARES TO WELCOME LUCIFER AS CHRIST
- Bob Trefz - Published on May 18, 2013 - Sermon Entitled..."Lucifer's
Telescope": Satan is now preparing for his appearance, with
the groundwork laid by the Jesuits holding him up as the alien
savior of humanity. A powerful look into what is coming--first
of all, from the Bible and Spirit of Prophecy, then from the
Jesuit astronomers involved in VATT and LUCIFER. we lay the foundation
for truth from the world, and distinguish between truth and error--from
the foundations of papal thought and plans, to Biblical foundations.
It is all here expounded...the all sufficiency of Christ vs.
the ineffective papal christ and system, the Nephilim, the nature
of angels and the redeemed, what was happening at the flood,
Operation Condor and Pope Francis, the significance of having
a Jesuit as a Pope. What the Jesuits plan to accomplish with
their LUCIFER telescope on Mt. Graham, in confirming papal rule
over the entire earth, based on intelligence recived from "alien
Civilizations". For more information please see our website:
- RESPONSE OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH TO THE JOINT DECLARATION
OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH AND THE LUTHERAN WORLD FEDERATION ON THE
DOCTRINE OF JUSTIFICATION
- The "Joint Declaration of the Catholic Church and the
Lutheran World Federation on the Doctrine of Justification"
represents a significant progress in mutual understanding and
in the coming together in dialogue of the parties concerned;
it shows that there are many points of convergence between the
Catholic position and the Lutheran position on a question that
has been for centuries so controversial. It can certainly be
affirmed that a high degree of agreement has been reached, as
regards both the approach to the question and the judgement it
merits (1). It is rightly stated that there is "a consensus
in basic truths of the doctrine of justification" (2).
- The Catholic Church is, however, of the opinion that we cannot
yet speak of a consensus such as would eliminate every difference
between Catholics and Lutherans in the understanding of justification.
The Joint Declaration itself refers to certain of these differences.
On some points the positions are, in fact, still divergent. So,
on the basis of the agreement already reached on many aspects,
the Catholic Church intends to contribute towards overcoming
the divergencies that still exist by suggesting, below, in order
of importance, a list of points that constitute still an obstacle
to agreement between the Catholic Church and the Lutheran World
Federation on all the fundamental truths concerning justification.
The Catholic Church hopes that the following indications may
be an encouragement to continue study of these questions in the
same fraternal spirit that, in recent times, has characterized
the dialogue between the Catholic Church and the Lutheran World
Federation. Continued: http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/
- POPES HUMANISM REPLACING ANY FORM OF BIBLICAL CHRISTIANITY:
- Pope Francis stirred up controversy as he took an accepting
stance on homosexuality when he famously said, "If someone
is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am
I to judge?" Since that time, Pope Francis has made overtures
to atheists, declaring that they too can be saved without believing
- In September 2013, the Pope wrote in a paper, "You ask
me if the God of the Christians forgives those who don't believe
and who don't seek the faith. I start by saying - and this is
the fundamental thing that God's mercy has no limits if you go
to him with a sincere and contrite heart. The issue for those
who do not believe in God is to obey their conscience. Sin, even
for those who have no faith, exists when people disobey their
- Oddly enough, I cannot think of a single Scripture which
instructs us to "obey our conscience." In fact, the
Apostle Peter was recorded as saying, "We ought to obey
God rather than men" in Acts 5:29. It is quite obvious that
Pope Francis wants people to like him and is making a concerted
effort to please men. Yet, Jesus warns us in Luke 6:26, "Woe
unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! For so did their
fathers to the false prophets."
- Source: Hollis Caravetta E-mail: Holliscar@aol.com
- WHAT'S WRONG WITH ECUMENICALISM?
- Written by Professor Opal Reddin - Retired Professor from
Central Bible College, Springfield MO.
If we are to converse meaningfully about the subject of ecumenism,
we must define our terms so we can know we are talking about
the same thing. We need definitions for the following: ecumenism;
ecumenical; modern ecumenical organization; ecumenical movement.
Ecumenical Can Be a Good, Useful Term
Ecumenical derives from the Greek term oikoumene; it is of course
a good word, used 15 times in the New Testament; it always means
either the inhabited world or earth or inhabitants of the world
(Cf. Mt. 24; Lk. 2:1; 4:5; 21:26; Ac. 11:28; 17:6, 31; 19:27;
24:5; Rom. 10:18; Heb. 1:6; 2:5; Rev. 3:10; 12:9; 16:14). Websters
Dictionary has: ecumenical: the inhabited world; worldwide in
extent or influence.
Any activity that encompasses the world or involves the inhabitants
of the world can be described as ecumenical. Of course, the prime
example is the spread of the Gospel to the whole world, according
to the Great Commission of our Lord. The First Century Church
so evangelized their world that Paul could write to the saints
in Rome that the Gospel had gone to the ends of the oikoumene
(Rom. 10:18). The term can also be used in a secular sense with
no undesirable implications, such as an ecumenical conference
on world hunger.
When Ecumenical Becomes a Dangerous Term
Ecumenical becomes a dangerous term when it is combined with
movement and applied to churches and Christians. Webster defines
ecumenical movement as a planned bringing together of all Christians
into visible unity; most ecumenical organizations define the
ecumenical movement as a means to show the world all Christians
are in unity.
The claim is made that this is to answer Jesus prayer in John
17:22. While Webster does not have be concerned about the definition
of Christian and unity, we do! The fact is that the current ecumenical
movement always brings together some who are true to the doctrines
of the Word of God with some who are not. There is no Christian
unity where there is not unity in the faith once for all delivered
to the saints (Jude 3).
The True Body of Christ IS In Unity
In His prayer Jesus specified the kind of persons who can be
in unity as He is in unity with the Father (John. 17:22b). He
made clear the desired unity would be a spiritual unity (17:5;
10:30), unity in Truth (17:17), and in agape Love (17:23,26).
The fact that seems to be commonly overlooked is that Jesus'
prayer HAS ALREADY been answered and continues to be answered
until He claims His Bride.
The world sees hundreds of denominations; God sees the One Church,
the Body of Christ, which includes some from many denominations.
The only way to be in the true Church is to be placed into the
Body of Christ by the Holy Spirit in regeneration: ...the Body
is one .. . .all the members are one . . .for by one Spirit we
were all baptized into one Body (1 Cor. 12:12-13). You are all
one in Christ Jesus (Gal. 3:28).
Jesus prayer WAS answered as Acts 2 records. The disciples were
in the unity of the Spirit since all were filled with the Holy
Spirit (2:4, they were in unity of Truth as they continued steadfastly
in the apostles' doctrine (2:42), and they were in unity of Love
(2:43- 44). Continued: http://abide-in-truth-events.livelyhope.co/essay_jesus_2000.html
- TOOLS USED TO BRING CHURCHES UNDER ONE ROOF. BILLY GRAHAM'S
CRUSADES WERE ALL ABOUT THAT AS WELL.
- AREA CHURCHES PLAN ANNUAL ECUMENICAL DINNER
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - By NOREEN HYSLOP Managing Editor
An annual Ecumenical effort that for 16 years has benefited four
local charitable agencies is planned this year for Thursday,
March 13. The St. Patrick's Day Corned Beef and Cabbage Feed
has been a longtime tradition in Stoddard County, with 11 area
church congregations involved in putting on the event. "This
outreach program is held each year to support local charity organizations
and is one of the largest Ecumenical fundraising events held
in the county," said event co-chairperson, Pam Shipman Ward.
- Benefiting from the event are the Meals on Wheels program
through the Dexter Nutrition Center, the Stoddard County Children's
Home, the Stoddard County ARC, and the Stoddard County Gospel
- The churches supporting this community dinner include Broadwater
Church of the Brethern, Dexter Evangelical Free Church, Faith
Lutheran Church, First Christian Church, Bernie Christian Church,
First United Methodist Church, Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
Sadler's Chapel United Methodist Church, St. Joe General Baptist
Church, Risen Church, and the Lighthouse Christian Center. Continued:
- HOW CAN ONE NOT KNOW THE NAME OF JESUS AND BE SAVED ACCORDING
TO THE WORD OF GOD?
- May 31 1997 - There are Ecumenical preachers trying to bring
about a one world religion. In order to do this they have to
preach another gospel other than Jesus Christ for salvation.
Here is a quote by one of the many Ecumenical preachers that
is a false gospel. "I think everybody that loves
Christ, or knows Christ, WHETHER THEY ARE CONSCIOUS OF IT OR
NOT, they're members of the Body of Christ... [EDNOTE: THAT IS
WHAT CATHOLICS BELIEVE. THEIR CONSCIENCE IS THEIR GUIDE NOT THE
WORD OF GOD ] And that's what God is doing today, He's calling
people out of the world for His Name, whether they come from
Muslim world, or the Buddhist world, or the Christain world,
or the non-believing world, they are members of the Body of Christ
because they've been called by God. THEY MIGHT NOT EVEN KNOW
THE NAME OF JESUS, but they know in their hearts that they need
something that they don't have, and they turn to the only light
they have, and I THINK THEY ARE SAVED, AND THAT THEY'RE GOING
TO BE WITH US IN HEAVEN." Billy Grahm, telecast over Southern
California Television on Saturday May 31 1997 How can one not
know the name of Jesus and be saved according to the word of
- THE MEANING OF CONSCIENCE FROM THE CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA
- [EVOLUTION IS TAUGHT IN CATHOLIC SCHOOLS. POPE JOHN PAUL
II WAS IN AGREEMENT WITH EVOLUTION]
- In English we have done with a Latin word what neither the
Latins nor the French have done: we have doubled the term, making
"conscience" stand for the moral department and leaving
"consciousness" for the universal field of objects
about which we become aware. In Cicero we have to depend upon
the context for the specific limitation to the ethical area,
as in the sentence: "mea mihi conscientia pluris est quam
omnium sermo" (Att., XII, xxviii, 2). Sir W. Hamilton has
discussed how far we can be said to be conscious of the outer
objects which we know, and how far "consciousness"
ought to be held a term restricted to states of self or self-consciousness.
(See Thiele, Die Philosophie des Selbstbewusstseins, Berlin,
- In the two words Bewusstsein and Gewissen the Germans have
made a serviceable distinction answering to our "consciousness"
and "conscience". The ancients mostly neglected such
a discrimination. The Greeks often used phronesis where we should
use "conscience", but the two terms are far from coincident.
They also used suneidesis, which occurs repeatedly for the purpose
in hand both in the Old and the New Testament. The Hebrews had
no formal psychology, though Delitzsch has endeavoured to find
one in Scripture. There the heart often stands for conscience.
- Origin of conscience in the race and in the individual.
Of anthropologists some do and some do not accept the Biblical
account of man's origin; and the former class, admitting that
Adam's descendants might soon have lost the traces of their higher
descent, are willing to hear, with no pledge of endorsing, what
the latter class have to say on the assumption of the human development
even from an animal ancestry, and on the further assumption that
in the use of evidences they may neglect sequence of time and
place. It is not maintained by any serious student that the Darwinian
pedigree is certainly accurate: it has the value of a diagram
giving some notion of the lines along which forces are supposed
to have acted. Not, then, as accepting for fact, but as using
it for a very limited purpose, we may give a characteristic sketch
of ethical development as suggested in the last chapter of Dr.
L. T. Hobhouse's "Morals in Evolution". It is a conjectural
story, very like what other anthropologists offer for what it
is worth and not for fully certified science.
- Ethics is conduct or regulated life; and regulation has a
crude beginning in the lowest animal life as a response to stimulus,
as reflex action, as useful adaptation to environment. Thus the
amoeba doubles itself round its food in the water and lives;
it propagates by self-division. At another stage in the animal
series we find blind impulses for the benefit of life and its
propagation taking a more complex shape, until something like
instinctive purpose is displayed. Useful actions are performed,
not apparently pleasurable in themselves, yet with good in the
sequel which cannot have been foreseen. The care of the animal
for its young, the provision for the need of its future offspring
is a kind of foreshadowed sense of duty. St. Thomas is bold to
follow the terminology of Roman lawyers, and to assert a sort
of morality in the pairing and the propagating of the higher
animals: "ius naturale est quod natura omnia animalia docuit".
(It is the natural law which nature has taught all animals.--"In
IV Sent.", dist. xxxiii, a. 1, art. 4.)
- Customs are formed under the pressures and the interactions
of actual living. They are fixed by heredity, and they await
the analysis and the improvements of nascent reason. With the
advent of man, in his rudest state--however he came to be in
that state, whether by ascent or descent--there dawns a conscience,
which, in the development theory, will have to pass through many
stages. At first its categories of right and wrong are in a very
fluid condition, keeping no fixed form, and easily intermixing,
as in the chaos of a child's dreams, fancies, illusions, and
fictions. The requirements of social life, which becomes the
great moralizer of social action, are continually changing, and
with them ethics varies its adaptations. As society advances,
its ethics improves. "The lines on which custom is formed
are determined in each society by the pressures, the thousand
interactions of those forces of individual character and social
relationship, which never cease remoulding until they have made
men's loves and hates, their hopes and fears for themselves and
their children, their dread of unseen agencies, their jealousies,
their resentments, their antipathies, their sociability and dim
sense of mutual dependence all their qualities good and bad,
selfish and sympathetic, social and anti-social." (Op. cit.,
Vol. II, p. 262.)
- The grasp of experience widens and power of analysis increases,
till, in a people like the Greeks, we come upon thinkers who
can distinctly reflect on human conduct, and can put in practice
the gnothi seauton (know thyself), so that henceforth the method
of ethics is secured for all times, with indefinite scope left
for its better and better application. "Here we have reached
the level of philosophical or spiritual religions, systems which
seek to concentrate all experience in one focus, and to illuminate
all morality from one centre, thought, as ever, becoming more
comprehensive as it becomes more explicit". (ibid., p. 266.)
- SEQUENCE OF EVENTS RELATING TO ECT, ECT II, DOMINUS JESUS,
RC PEDOPHILIA, HARRY POTTER
- 1. Watergate felon Chuck Colson wins the John Templeton prize
for creating the Evangelical and Catholics Together Agreement
in 1994. He is awarded $1M.
- 2. ECT II comes out and just before a strategic word is changed
having to do with salvation alone minus salvation plus RC doctrine
and membership, Rome pulls out.
- 3. In the fall of 2000 Rome issues the Dominus Jesus edict:
On September 5th 2000, the Roman Catholic document "DOMINUS
IESUS"  (DI) was issued by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger,
head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.  Carrying
the full authority of an official Vatican decree, it declares
the Roman Catholic Church to be the only "instrument for
the salvation of all humanity." DI has been "ratified
and confirmed" by "The Sovereign Pontiff John Paul
II."  Even Roman Catholic priests are alarmed by DI.
- Rome's link to her Dominus Jesus doc:
- (the docment was removed)
- 4. Then, Dobson and Colson fly to Rome to discuss "issues
on the family" just before (November 2000) Rome lies to
the world about the pedophilic priests: "Dobson and Colson
joined a global cast of business executives and Catholic politicians,
lawyers and scholars last month for a three-day conference at
the Vatican on the world economy's impact on families. They also
met briefly with the pope." http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2000/150/22.0.html
- 5. Along with that, Dobson has worldwide talkshow discussions
telling about the evils of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone,
yet he never mentions that the RC doctrine of transubstantion
is a ceremonial magic act of the same type as embraced by Harry
- Somebody needs to connect these specifics to show the inconsistencies.
- The absurdity of Dobson railing against Harry Potter and
the infiltration of witchcraft in the schools, etc on the one
hand and then flying with Chuck Colson to Rome to discuss issues
relating to "The family" right after Rome issues their
"Dominus Jesus" statement "that there is no salvation
outside of the Catholic church" is horrific.
- Then, in the ensuing months after Dominus Jesus, which was
a written response to the breakdown of the two "Evangelical
& Catholics Together" ECT I + II agreements, the sodomy
lawsuits start hitting the mainstream press.
- But, as usual, there has been another recent development
relating to Dobson saying one thing and doing the opposite. You
see, when one takes a decent look into history and sees the esoteric
historical nature of Rome's religion, you find that it is not
Christianity, but it is a hybrid of Christian thought and doctrine
seen and practiced from a "Magical World View". It
is another gospel, another christ, and for sure another spirit.
What I found is that a person can actually trace the syncretisms.
Roman Catholic abbott Joachim of Fiore (1135-1202) came up with
the theory of the "Father" Time or Age, the "Son"
Time or Age, and the "Spirit" Time or NEW AGE whereby
man would return from his adamic fall to re-acquire supernatural
immortality and be co-equal with God. This is cabalistic and
androgenous thinking to be sure, but the audacity of Rome to
issue a statement regarding the dangers of the NEW AGE when Rome
itself has been covertly embracing the esoteric doctrines for
centuries is equally absurd:
- Continued: http://www.christianissues.com/rome.html
- INTERFAITHISM, ZIONISM & PENTECOSTALISM
- 60-64 A.D. Paul addresses Gnostic heresies of Colossians
in Asia Minor.
- Although the Colossians had not yet succumbed (2:1-5),
an encroaching heresy was threatening the predominantly gentile
(1:21;27;2:13) Colossian church. The nature of this heresy can
only be deduced from Pauls incidental references to it
in his refutation in 2:8-23. It was apparently a religious system
that combined elements from Greek speculation (2:4;8-10), Jewish
legalism (2:11-17), and Oriental mysticism (2:20-23). It involved
a low view of the body (2:20-23) and probably nature as a whole.
Circumcision, dietary regulations, and ritual observances were
included in this system, which utilized asceticism, worship of
angels as intermediaries, and mystical experiences as an approach
to the spiritual realm. Any attempt to fit Christ into such a
system would undermine His person and redemptive work
resounding theme in Colossians is the preeminence and sufficiency
of Christ in all things. The believer is complete in Him alone
and lacks nothing because in him dwelleth all the fullness
of the Godhead bodily (2:9); He has all the treasures
of wisdom and knowledge (2:3). There is no need for speculation,
mystical visions, or ritualistic regulations as though faith
in Christ were insufficient. Pauls predominant purpose,
then, is to refute a threatening heresy that is devaluing Christ.
This false teaching is countered by a positive presentation of
His true attributes and accomplishments. A proper view of Christ
is that antidote for heresy
For in him dwelleth all
the fullness of the Godhead bodily. And ye are complete in him,
which is the head of all principality and power (2:9,10)."
[Open Bible 1174-75] Whole article [history of interfaith..]
- EVANGELICALS & CATHOLICS TOGETHER
- THE CHRISTIAN MISSION IN THE THIRD MILLENNIUM
- 1994 First Things 43 (May 1994): 15-22. The following statement
is the product of consultation, beginning in September 1992,
between Evangelical Protestant and Roman Catholic Christians.
Appended to the text is a list of participants in the consultation
and of others who have given their support to this declaration.
We are Evangelical Protestants and Roman Catholics who have been
led through prayer, study, and discussion to common convictions
about Christian faith and mission. This statement cannot speak
officially for our communities. It does intend to speak responsibly
from our communities and to our communities. In this statement
we address what we have discovered both about our unity and about
our differences. We are aware that our experience reflects the
distinctive circumstances and opportunities of Evangelicals and
Catholics living together in North America. At the same time,
we believe that what we have discovered and resolved is pertinent
to the relationship between Evangelicals and Catholics in other
parts of the world. We therefore commend this statement to their
As the Second Millennium draws to a close, the Christian mission
in world history faces a moment of daunting opportunity and responsibility.
If in the merciful and mysterious ways of God the Second Coming
is delayed, we enter upon a Third Millennium that could be, in
the words of John Paul II, "a springtime of world missions."
(Redemptoris Missio) As Christ is one, so the Christian mission
is one. That one mission can be and should be advanced in diverse
ways. Legitimate diversity, however, should not be confused with
existing divisions between Christians that obscure the one Christ
and hinder the one mission. There is a necessary connection between
the visible unity of Christians and the mission of the one Christ.
- We together pray for the fulfillment of the prayer of Our
Lord: "May they all be one; as you, Father, are in me, and
I in you, so also may they be in us, that the world may believe
that you sent me." (John 17) We together, Evangelicals and
Catholics, confess our sins against the unity that Christ intends
for all his disciples. The one Christ and one mission includes
many other Christians, notably the Eastern Orthodox and those
Protestants not commonly identified as Evangelical. All Christians
are encompassed in the prayer, "May they all be one."
Our present statement attends to the specific problems and opportunities
in the relationship between Roman Catholics and Evangelical Protestants.
As we near the Third Millennium, there are approximately 1.7
billion Christians in the world. About a billion of these are
Catholics and more than 300 million are Evangelical Protestants.
The century now drawing to a close has been the greatest century
of missionary expansion in Christian history. We pray and we
believe that this expansion has prepared the way for yet greater
missionary endeavor in the first century of the Third Millennium.
- The two communities in world Christianity that are most evangelistically
assertive and most rapidly growing are Evangelicals and Catholics.
In many parts of the world, the relationship between these communities
is marked more by conflict than by cooperation, more by animosity
than by love, more by suspicion than by trust, more by propaganda
and ignorance than by respect for the truth. This is alarmingly
the case in Latin America, increasingly the case in Eastern Europe,
and too often the case in our own country. Without ignoring conflicts
between and within other Christian communities, we address ourselves
to the relationship between Evangelicals and Catholics, who constitute
the growing edge of missionary expansion at present and, most
likely, in the century ahead. In doing so, we hope that what
we have discovered and resolved may be of help in other situations
of conflict, such as that among Orthodox, Evangelicals, and Catholics
in Eastern Europe. While we are gratefully aware of ongoing efforts
to address tensions among these communities, the shameful reality
is that, in many places around the world, the scandal of conflict
between Christians obscures the scandal of the cross, thus crippling
the one mission of the one Christ. As in times past, so also
today and in the future, the Christian mission, which is directed
to the entire human community, must be advanced against formidable
- In some cultures, that mission encounters resurgent spiritualities
and religions that are explicitly hostile to the claims of the
Christ. Islam, which in many instances denies the freedom to
witness to the Gospel, must be of increasing concern to those
who care about religious freedom and the Christian mission. Mutually
respectful conversation between Muslims and Christians should
be encouraged in the hope that more of the world will, in the
oft-repeated words of John Paul II, "open the door to Christ."
At the same time, in our so-called developed societies, a widespread
secularization increasingly descends into a moral, intellectual,
and spiritual nihilism that denies not only the One who is the
Truth but the very idea of truth itself. We enter the twenty-first
century without illusions. With Paul and the Christians of the
first century, we know that "we are not contending against
flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the
powers, against the world rulers of this present darkness, against
the spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places."
- As Evangelicals and Catholics, we dare not by needless and
loveless conflict between ourselves give aid and comfort to the
enemies of the cause of Christ. The love of Christ compels us
and we are therefore resolved to avoid such conflict between
our communities and, where such conflict exists, to do what we
can to reduce and eliminate it. Beyond that, we are called and
we are therefore resolved to explore patterns of working and
witnessing together in order to advance the one mission of Christ.
Our common resolve is not based merely on a desire for harmony.
We reject any appearance of harmony that is purchased at the
price of truth. Our common resolve is made imperative by obedience
to the truth of God revealed in the Word of God, the Holy Scriptures,
and by trust in the promise of the Holy Spirit's guidance until
Our Lord returns in glory to judge the living and the dead. The
mission that we embrace together is the necessary consequence
of the faith that we affirm together. Continued:
- ATHEIST 'MEGA-CHURCHES' TAKE ROOT ACROSS U.S., WORLD
LOS ANGELES It looked like a typical Sunday morning at
any mega-church. Hundreds packed in for more than an hour of
rousing music, an inspirational sermon, a reading and some quiet
reflection. The only thing missing was God. Dozens of gatherings
dubbed "atheist mega-churches" by supporters and detractors
are springing up around the U.S. after finding success in Great
Britain earlier this year. The movement fueled by social media
and spearheaded by two prominent British comedians is no joke.
- On Sunday, the inaugural Sunday Assembly in Los Angeles attracted
more than 400 attendees, all bound by their belief in non-belief.
Similar gatherings in San Diego, Nashville, New York and other
U.S. cities have drawn hundreds of atheists seeking the camaraderie
of a congregation without religion or ritual.
- The founders, British duo Sanderson Jones and Pippa Evans,
are currently on a tongue-in-cheek "40 Dates,
40 Nights" tour around the U.S. and Australia to
drum up donations and help launch dozens of Sunday Assemblies.
They hope to raise more than $800,000 that will help atheists
launch their pop-up congregations around the world.
- They don't bash believers but want to find a new way to meet
likeminded people, engage in the community and make their presence
more visible in a landscape dominated by faith. Jones got the
first inkling for the idea while leaving a Christmas carol concert
six years ago. "There was so much about it that I loved,
but it's a shame because at the heart of it, it's something I
don't believe in," Jones said. "If you think about
church, there's very little that's bad. It's singing awesome
songs, hearing interesting talks, thinking about improving yourself
and helping other people and doing that in a community
with wonderful relationships. What part of that is not to like?"
The movement dovetails with new studies showing an increasing
number of Americans are drifting from any religious affiliation.
- Hollis Caravetta E-mail: Holliscar@aol.com
- RELIGIOUS ORDER FILES REVEAL DECADES OF LA ABUSE
By GILLIAN FLACCUS, Associated Press - Updated 10:18 am, Thursday,
August 1, 2013
LOS ANGELES (AP) In therapy sessions, the priest confessed
the shocking details he'd kept hidden for years: He had molested
more than 100 boys, including his 5-year-old brother. He had
sex with male prostitutes, and frequented gay strip clubs.
- The admissions of the Rev. Ruben Martinez are included among
nearly 2,000 pages of secret files unsealed Wednesday that were
kept on priests, brothers and nuns who belonged to religious
orders but were accused of child molestation while working within
the Los Angeles archdiocese.
- The papers, which were released under the terms of a $660
million settlement agreement reached in 2007, are the first glimpse
at what religious orders knew about the men and women they posted
in Roman Catholic schools and parishes in the Los Angeles area.
The archdiocese itself released thousands of pages under court
order this year for its own priests who were accused of sexual
abuse, but the full picture of the problem remained elusive without
the orders' records. Several dozen more files are expected to
be released by the fall.
- The documents cover five different religious orders that
employed 10 priests or religious brothers and two nuns who were
all accused in civil lawsuits of molesting children. Among them,
the accused had 21 alleged victims between the 1950s and the
- Some of the files released Wednesday, including those of
the nuns, don't mention sexual abuse at all, and others appear
to have large gaps in time and missing documents. The release
included documents from the Oblates, the Marianists, the Benedictines
and two orders for religious sisters.
- That the files don't reflect some of the alleged abuse doesn't
mean it didn't happen, said Ray Boucher, lead attorney for some
abuse victims. "Much of this went unreported. You're talking
about kids that were terrorized and frightened in so many different
ways, with no place and no one to turn to." Continued: http://www.sfgate.com/news/crime/article/
- JUDGE: VIRGINIA: SAME SEX MARRIAGE BAN UNCONSTITUTIONAL
- By BROCK VERGAKIS February 13, 2014 11:46 PM EST From Associated
Press NORFOLK, Va. (AP) A federal judge ruled Thursday
that Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional,
making it the first state in the South to have its voter-approved
prohibition overturned. U.S. District Judge Arenda Wright Allen
issued a stay of her order while it is appealed, meaning that
gay couples in Virginia will still not be able to marry until
the case is ultimately resolved. Both sides believe the case
won't be settled until the Supreme Court decides to hear it or
one like it.
- Allen's ruling makes Virginia the second state in the South
to issue a ruling recognizing the legality of gay marriages.
- NETHERLAND WILL WELCOME TURKEY AS AN EU MEMBER STATE, DUTCH
- [Ednote: The Prime Minister of Turkey is the first Muslim
PM in Turkey]
ANKARA Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet
Davutoglu met with Dutch Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans in
Opening negotiation on chapters 23 and 24 with the European Union
will engage Turkey in the debate over the rule of law, visiting
Dutch Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans has said.
- Timmermans voiced his personal support for opening the chapters
but said his government and Parliament would have the final word
on the issue.
- Because I believe there are arguments to be said in
favor of doing this, because it will engage Turkey in the debate
on issues having to do with rule of law. I believe it will be
good to engage in these subjects, he said at the sixth
meeting of the Turkey-Netherlands Bilateral (Wittenburg) Conference
on Feb. 14.
- The Netherlands will be one, once negotiations have
finished, who gladly welcome Turkey among the EU member states.
Its only fair that the process that started with the intention
of making Turkey a member of the EU should lead to its membership
if we can conclude the negotiations in a positive way,
the Dutch minister said.
- Turkey has gone through an amazing transformation in the
last 10 years, Timmermans added.
- At some stage, Turkey will have to end its negotiations
with the EU and Turkey will then make the choice whether to become
a member of the EU, he said.
- Timmermans also stressed that his country was honored
to send Patriots to Turkey to protect the Turkish-Syrian border.
Turkey is taking care of our security with great effort.
We are very grateful for those contributions for our collective
security, he said.
- Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, for his part, expressed
Turkeys expectation of support from the Netherlands on
the opening of negotiation Chapters 23 and 24, along with support
for new rounds of talks for the reunification of Cyprus. On the
other hand, when asked about Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogans
recent remarks that normalization with Israel was not possible
without written protocol on the lift of the embargo on Gaza,
Davutoglu did not elaborate on the issue, but said negotiations
- Turkey and Israel have narrowed the gap on compensation
talks and the parties approached a certain level, he said.
- Following an agreement on compensation talks, other
issues regarding Gaza and Palestine will also be on the
agenda, Davutoglu said. Turkey has the determination
to do whatever is required for the recovery of the humanitarian
situation in Gaza and the West Bank. We will continue our principle
stance to enable these means, he added. http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/netherlands-will-welcome-turkey-as-an-eu-member-state-
- 61 WOMEN KILLED ACROSS TURKEY IN 2013
Fevzi KIZILKOYUN - ANKARA / Hürriyet
Hundreds join in mass dance event in Kadiköy to say no to
violence against women. - Some 61 women in Turkey were killed
by their husbands or boyfriends in 2013, according to data released
by the Police Departments Public Security Directorate.
Thirteen of those 61 women were under state protection at the
time of their murder, and four were killed despite being in possession
of a panic button, which is one of the governments
latest measures against domestic violence. Court decisions were
in place to restrict six of the womens husbands and four
of the women were given on-call bodyguards, but they were still
unable to escape being murdered.
- MICROCHIP IMPLANTS: FROM DATA TO DEMENTIA
- REVELATION 13:16
- "And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and
poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in
their right hand, or in
their foreheads: Revelation 14:9 And the third angel followed
them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast
and his image, and receive his mark in
his forehead, or in his hand."
- Feb 16, 2014 By Danielle Restuccia - Some microships implants
are used to retrieve medical information. (Shutterstock) Microchip
implants, which are tiny digital devices placed under a persons
skin, arent new, but theyre getting more advanced:
people are now using these to power up motorcycles, upload and
download data, and retrieve medical information.
- The future of microchipping is wide open, and its quickly
gaining traction. Grinders, the term used to designate
individuals who implant themselves with microchips to enhance
or gain senses, are getting more and more attention as they demonstrate
the wide range of bodily modifications possible.
- Medical researchers, on the other hand, are excited about
the possibility of restoring memories, via microchip, for those
people affected by dementia or even early-stage Alzheimers
- Personal Identification
- In the bodily modification realm, Amal Graafstra, who describes
himself as an adventure technologist, is on the leading
edge of microchip implantation.
- Hes the founder of Dangerous Things, a biohacking company
based in Seattle. Graafstra embodies his companys vision
of uniting human and machine: he has a microchip in each hand.
His right hand has a re-writeable chip, which allows him to upload
and download data from devices like his phone, while in his left
he has a microchip thats used to unlock his door, start
his motorcycle, and login to his computer.
- The latter device, which is a type of radio frequency identification
chip (RFID), employs the same technology as our credit cards
and other scannable items. Graafstra claims that by embedding
it in his body, he reduces the chance of losing that information,
either by accident or to a malicious card scanner, which would
need to be quite close to his hand in order to snatch up his
- Other proponents of microchip implants suggest that digital
devices could help doctors verify a persons medical information.
VeriChip (now PositiveID), the company that in 2004 gained a
license from the FDA to implant their RFID chips in willing patients,
is founded on this basis. According to NBC News, their implant
is meant to help doctors get to vital medical information more
quickly by providing a secure code for a hospital to scan. After
scanning, the appropriate doctor is allowed to access the patients
secure medical information in an external database.
- Researchers have also experimented with implants that release
medications at scheduled intervals, though these havent
been used on the public. http://voxxi.com/2014/02/16/microchip-implants-data-dementia/
- NUN GETS NEARLY 3 YEARS IN PRISON FOR NUKE PROTEST
By TRAVIS LOLLER - From Associated Press - February 18, 2014
6:42 PM EST
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) An 84-year-old nun was sentenced
Tuesday to nearly three years in prison for breaking into nuclear
weapons complex and defacing a bunker holding bomb-grade uranium,
a demonstration that exposed serious security flaws at the Tennessee
plant. Two other activists who broke into the facility with Megan
Rice were sentenced to more than five years in prison, in part
because they had much longer criminal histories.
- Although officials claimed there was never any danger of
the protesters reaching materials that could be detonated or
made into a dirty bomb, the break-in raised questions about the
safekeeping at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge.
The facility holds the nation's primary supply of bomb-grade
uranium and was known as the "Fort Knox of uranium."
After the protest, the complex had to be shut down, security
forces were re-trained and contractors were replaced. In her
closing statement, Rice asked the judge to sentence her to life
in prison, even though sentencing guidelines called for about
six years. http://cnsnews.com/news/article/nun-gets-nearly-3-years-prison-nuke-protest
- HEADS UP SAME-SEX
- You're about to be married. Thousands of gay and lesbian
domestic partners in Washington state who have not married or
legally dissolved their unions by the end of June will have their
relationships automatically converted to marriage - courtesy
of the state.
SEATTLE - Thousands of gay and lesbian domestic partners in Washington
state who have not married or legally dissolved their unions
by the end of June will have their relationships automatically
converted to marriage - courtesy of the state.
- It's the final piece of the state's same-sex marriage law
- a provision about which many couples are apparently unaware
and one sure to trigger some uncomfortable conversations.
- Although domestic partnerships are essentially marriage by
a different name, "people don't think of them as the same
thing," said Jason Halloway, president of QLaw Foundation,
the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender bar association.
- Those being plunged into matrimony will no doubt include
couples who simply hadn't given it much thought.
- Or there will be those who broke up in the years since they
registered as domestic partners, some of them now married - illegally
- to other people.
- Some may be former Washington residents now living in other
states - some in states where their partnerships aren't recognized
and where dissolution isn't possible.
- Many, however, will likely be couples like Seattle's Jason
Bennett and Michael Whaley, together 15 years, who had a big
commitment ceremony and celebration eight years ago, and who
now plan to simply let their domestic partnership roll into marriage.
- "If you have been together a long period of time and
consider yourselves married, going around the block a second
time feels more technical," said Bennett, 40, a Democratic
political consultant. Continued:
- COALITION OF BLACK PASTORS CALL FOR HOLDER IMPEACHMENT OVER
- Benjamin Fearnow - February 25, 2014 11:43 AM - WASHINGTON
(CBS DC) A coalition of African-American civil rights
leaders and pastors announced a campaign to gather 1 million
signatures to impeach Attorney General Eric Holder for attempting
to undermine states authority to coerce states to
fall in line with same-sex marriage.
Speaking at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday,
the Coalition of African-American Pastors (CAAP) is calling for
Holders impeachment for attempting to impose same-sex
marriage throughout the nation despite federal law, rulings
by the U.S. Supreme Court, and state constitutional amendments
to the contrary, reads the online petition.
What we have in Attorney General Holder is a man so political
in his zeal to redefine marriage that he is willing to run roughshod
over the rulings of the Supreme Court, binging federal law, and
the United States Constitution along with the constitutions of
a majority of states, the Rev. Bill Owens, founder and
president of CAAP, said in a statement.
This comes as Holder announced on Tuesday that state attorney
generals are not obligated to defend laws in their states that
ban same-sex marriage if they do not believe in such legislation.