CHURCH / PLURALISM
- THEY FORGOT HIS WORKS
BUT HE, BEING FULL OF COMPASSION,
- FORGAVE THEIR INIQUITY
- They kept not the covenant of God, and refused
to walk in his law; And forgat his works, and his wonders that
he had shewed them. Marvellous things did he in the sight of
their fathers, in the land of Egypt, in the field of Zoan. He
divided the sea, and caused them to pass through; and he made
the waters to stand as an heap. In the daytime also he led them
with a cloud, and all the night with a light of fire. He clave
the rocks in the wilderness, and gave them drink as out of the
great depths. He brought streams also out of the rock, and caused
waters to run down like rivers.
- And they sinned yet more against him by provoking
the most High in the wilderness. And they tempted God in their
heart by asking meat for their lust. Yea, they spake against
God; they said, Can God furnish a table in the wilderness? Behold,
he smote the rock, that the waters gushed out, and the streams
overflowed; can he give bread also? can he provide flesh for
- Therefore the LORD heard this, and was wroth:
so a fire was kindled against Jacob, and anger also came up against
Israel; Because they believed not in God, and trusted not in
his salvation: Though he had commanded the clouds from above,
and opened the doors of heaven, And had rained down manna upon
them to eat, and had given them of the corn of heaven. Man did
eat angels' food: he sent them meat to the full.
- He caused an east wind to blow in the heaven:
and by his power he brought in the south wind. He rained flesh
also upon them as dust, and feathered fowls like as the sand
of the sea: And he let it fall in the midst of their camp, round
about their habitations. So they did eat, and were well filled:
for he gave them their own desire; They were not estranged from
their lust. But while their meat was yet in their mouths, The
wrath of God came upon them, and slew the fattest of them, and
smote down the chosen men of Israel.
- For all this they sinned still, and believed not
for his wondrous works. Therefore their days did he consume in
vanity, and their years in trouble. When he slew them, then they
sought him: and they returned and enquired early after God. And
they remembered that God was their rock, and the high God their
- Nevertheless they did flatter him with their mouth,
and they lied unto him with their tongues. For their heart was
not right with him, neither were they stedfast in his covenant.
But he, being full of compassion, forgave their iniquity, and
destroyed them not: yea, many a time turned he his anger away,
and did not stir up all his wrath. For he remembered that they
were but flesh; a wind that passeth away, and cometh not again.
(Psalms 78:10-39 kjv)
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up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God."
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The church as we knew it, is undergoing disintegration. This
began on a fast track in the early nineteen sixties when the
Catholic Church produced liberal Vatican II to replace Vatican
- The trend since then has been ecumenical which is truly what
the word 'Catholicism' means: a universal religion all
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and today's church doesn't resemble what Jesus taught. The Word
of God has undergone many changes to fit the progressive modes.
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that the Bible is true from beginning to end.
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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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JOE SCHIMMEL'S BLOG
- GOOD FIGHT MINISTRIES - Lessons
from the Alabama Massacre
- In the wake of Alabamas
worst mass shooting in the states history, many Americans
have been left dumbfounded as the nation mourns and wonders how
a young man could murder 11 people in cold blood. Many are still
shocked that mass school shooting and murder sprees have become
common place in the United States, and I ask: Why?
- FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT
- Also simply visit www.goodfight.org
and choose the theater, or you can click on the "Exposés"
link in the navigation bar on our Home Page. You can also use
this direct link: http://theater.goodfight.org
We feature individual movie clips from "They
Sold Their Souls for Rock n Roll" with more clips being
added all the time! So be sure and check back in to the theater
from time to time to see what new movie clips we have added.
We plan on adding clips from all of our DVDs, such as "Hollywood's
War on God", "Hollywood
Unmasked", and more! The Good Fight Theater is a
GREAT way to minister to friends, family and/or loved ones by
allowing them to view specific movie clips on a particular artist
or entertainer, without having to go through an entire DVD.
Our convenient Search bar at the top of the theater makes
it easy to find what you're looking for! So what are you waiting
for? Go check out the new Good Fight Theater! And be sure to
share it with everyone you know who would benefit from this great
New: Joe Schimmel on
the radio, download his shows: http://www.goodfightradio.org/
- 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.'
- DANIEL'S "COVENANT WITH MANY" - WAITING TO BE IMPLEMENTED?
- May 21, 2015 | Smadar Perry - The Saudi peace initiative
first saw light some 13 years ago, and apparently there are still
many key figures in the Arab world who would like to see it revived.
"Now that Prime Minister (Benjamin) Netanyahu has formed
his new government, I call on him to say yes to the Saudi peace
initiative. It's alive and well and didn't disappear with the
regime change in Saudi Arabia," says Dr. Anwar Eshki, the
director of the Jeddah-based Middle East Institute for Strategic
- "King Salman and his senior advisers support it. It's
time for Israel to accept it too. There is no alternative peace
- A former military general who has also filled various key
roles in the Riyadh administration in the past, Eshki, 72, is
believed to have very close ties with the Saudi royal family;
and he had no qualms about giving an interview to an Israeli
newspaper, noting: "The issue is an important one, and we
need to convey the message to Netanyahu, the cabinet ministers
and the Israeli public that there is a peace plan awaiting their
- Eshki gave an exclusive interview to Ynet's sister publication,
Yedioth Ahronoth, in Qatar, where he was attending the Doha Forum's
economic conference over the weekend. "If Israel accepts
the peace plan and makes a commitment to implement it, 22 Arab
states and another 20 Muslim counties will commit to normalizing
relations with you," Eshki says. "You need to internalize
the fact that we want coexistence between the Arab states and
- And Eshki also had a message for the skeptics who lack faith
in his vision: "Saudi Arabia always fulfills the commitments
it takes on," he says. "And you will see, when the
time comes for normalization, we and another 22 Arab states will
establish diplomatic relations with Israel, including commercial
cooperation and cultural ties."
- According to the Saudi initiative, the brainchild in 2002
of then-crown prince Abdullah, the Israeli-Arab conflict will
come to an end in return for an Israeli undertaking to withdraw
to the pre-Six-Day War 1967 borders.
- Despite being adopted unanimously at the Arab League Summit
in Beirut in 2002, the plan, now known as the Arab Peace Initiative,
has yet to elicit an official Israeli response. The reason: It
includes the division of Jerusalem and the right of return for
Palestinian refugees, both of which spark opposition among government
officials in Jerusalem.
- But now, with a new government in Israel and the crowning
of King Salman in January, there are those who believe that it's
time to revive the initiative. "People say that Netanyahu
has put together a government of extremists," Eshki says.
"That doesn't bother me. On the contrary, perhaps it's best
for achieving peace because if Netanyahu and his ministers
accept the plan, there'll be no one to stand in their way."
- If Netanyahu does decide to adopt the initiative, Eshki adds,
he must do so officially in an address at the UN or in
Jerusalem, for example. Eshki is well aware of the Israeli reservations.
"The peace plan provides for the evacuation of the settlements
and their resettling by Palestinians; but there could be land
exchanges, in keeping with security requirements and mutual understandings,"
he says. "And the Palestinians who choose not to return
will get financial compensation."
- Eshki believes that if Israel were to give a thumbs-up to
the initiative in principle, talks over "the problematic
issues" would then go ahead under the patronage of Saudi
Arabia, the US, Egypt and Jordan. "The sides, including
Israel, will determine where the negotiations will be conducted,"
he says, adding that the initiative constitutes the "most
suitable" political solution because it is based on UN resolutions.
Read more at http://www.prophecynewswatch.com/2015/May21/213.html
- JEWISH TEMPLE ALTAR REBUILT, READY FOR USE
- By Ahuva Balofsky - March 9, 2015 - And the altar of
burnt-offering he set at the door of the tabernacle of the tent
of meeting, and offered upon it the burnt-offering and the meal-offering;
as the LORD commanded Moses. (Exodus 40:29)
The Temple Institute in Jerusalem has announced that it has finished
building an altar suitable for the Temple service. The altar,
which took several years to build, can be operational at little
more than a moments notice, reported Matzav Haruach magazine.
- The Temple Institute is committed to preparing all the necessary
clothing and tools for the rebuilt Holy Temple in Jerusalem.
In addition, the institute operates an educational center for
visitors and a preparatory training program for members of the
priestly family who wish to be ready to serve as soon as the
Temple is rebuilt. The altar is a central component to the Biblical
sacrificial service. In fact, there were separate altars for
the incense and for other sacrifices. The larger altar sat in
the outer courtyard of the Tabernacle, and later the Temple.
It was approximately five meters (16 feet) tall and 16 meters
(52.5 feet) wide, with four horns, or raised corners,
and a ramp.
- Read more at http://www.breakingisraelnews.com/32009/altar-jewish-holy-temple-rebuilt-jewish-world/
- JERUSALEM COURT RULED THAT JEWS CAN PRAY ON THE TEMPLE MOUNT
- NEWS BRIEF: "Jerusalem Court Rules: Jews Can Pray on
Temple Mount", Israel Today, 3/15/2015
- "The Jerusalem Magistrates Court reaffirmed earlier
this month that it is legal for Jews (and, therefore, Christians)
to pray atop the Temple Mount [...] But, God will deliver Israel.
Remember, God is the greatest, most powerful Zionist in the world.
Listen to Scripture:
- ""But Judah shall remain and be inhabited forever,
and Jerusalem from generation to generation ... for the Lord
dwells in Zion." [Joel 3:20-21)
- God says it again: "Sing praises to the Lord, which
dwelleth in Zion..." (Psalm 9:11)
- God says it again: "Yet have I set my king upon my holy
hill of Zion." (Psalm 2:6)
- God reiterates His love for Zion: "For God will save
Zion" (Psalm 63:35)
- "But chose the tribe of Judah, the mount Zion which
he loved." (Psalm 78:68)
- "The Lord loveth the gates of Zion more than all the
dwellings of Jacob." (Psalm 87:2)
- "Thou shalt arise, and have mercy upon Zion: for the
time to favour her, yea, the set time, is come." (Psalm
- "When the Lord shall build up Zion, he shall appear
in his glory." (Psalm 102:16)
- "Let them all be confounded and turned back that hate
Zion." (Psalm 129:5)
- "And I will shew 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 great and
terrible day of the Lord come. And it shall come to pass, that
whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be delivered:
for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the
Lord hath said, and in the remnant whom the Lord shall call."
(Joel 2:30-32) http://www.cuttingedge.org/newsletters/newsalert.htm
- NETANYAHU TO EU FOREIGN MINISTER: I SUPPORT THE VISION OF
TWO STATES FOR TWO PEOPLE
- The international community has been skeptical with regard
to Netanyahus commitment to a two-state solution, particularly
after he made statements against it on the eve of the March 17th
election. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu publicly pledged
his support for a twostate solution to the Israeli-Palestinian
conflict on Wednesday, in his first clear policy statement on
the issue since his new government was formed earlier this month.
I dont support a one-state solution I dont
believe thats a solution at all, Netanyahu said in
Jerusalem before meeting with EU foreign policy chief Federica
Mogherini, who is in the Middle East on a two-day trip.
- I support the vision of two states for two peoples
a demilitarized Palestinian state that recognizes the
Jewish state and I look forward to discussing with you
how we can advance that vision forth in a practical, secure,
and responsible way, Netanyahu said.
- IN A CALL, OBAMA TELLS NETANYAHU HE WILL REASSESS US POLICY
ON MIDEAST PEACE
Days after Netanyahu's victory, US President Obama calls him.
The United States has been forced to reassess its policy regarding
the Middle East peace process, US President Barack Obama told
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a phone call on Thursday,
after Netanyahu suggested earlier in the week he had abandoned
the cause. According to a White House official, speaking to The
Jerusalem Post, Obama told Netanyahu that the US "will need
to reassess our options following the prime ministers new
positions and comments regarding the two-state solution."
- CAN CHILDREN BE SAVED?
- Bible Tracts Inc.
Yes! The Lord Jesus said so, "But whoso shall offend one
of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for
him that a millstone were hanged, about his neck, and that lie
were drowned in the depth of the sea," (Matthew 18:6).
- Jim Moritz was suddenly taken to Glory at the age of four,
June 28, 1969. He grew up under the constant hearing of the Gospel
in word and in music. His parents, Pastor and Mrs. Fred Moritz,
dedicated him to the Lord before be was born. He knew John 3:16
before he was two years of age.
- Saturday, March 15, during evangelistic meetings the evangelist,
Allen Northrup, and pastor were still at the church after the
service when Mrs. Moritz phoned and said: "Your son says
he wants to become a Christian."
- The pastor and evangelist tried to talk to the boy that night,
but he was very timid and just went to his room.
- After the series of meetings, Jim began to speak of having
been saved. His father said, "Jim, when were you saved?"
- His dad thought that because Jim had raised his hand during
the meetings, he might have the false impression that be was
saved. But the boy replied: "Dad, when Allen Northrup was
here in our church, I went into my room one night, and I sat
down by my bed and asked Jesus Christ to save me and be my Saviour,"
- After that, whenever his dad or anyone else would question
him about his salvation he would say, "Dad, I told you when
I was saved. You remember, don't you?" Jim always had the
right answers when anyone questioned him about salvation.
- On June 9, 1969, Jim came to the door with a little friend
and said, "She wants to be saved."
- Jim's father led the little girl to Christ. She was saved
as a result of Jim's witness.
- After Jim's sudden home-going, his testimony lived on, and
his parents know of at least eight who have been saved since
then because of Jim's salvation and his witness.
- How important it is that little children are taught the Gospel.
How wonderful that even little children can witness. The plan
of salvation is so simple that even a child need not err therein!
- Yes, anyone, young or old, who "believes in" Christ
has eternal life!
- Our Lord said, "He that believeth on me hath everlasting
life," (John 6:47).
- See Matthew 18. In verse 2, we learn that our Lord loves
little children, for He "called a little child unto him."
- Also, little children can learn to love Him, for when the
Lord called this little one to Him, the child came. The little
boy was not afraid of the Lord; he did not run from Him-he came
- Now read verse 6 again, and let these words sink into your
mind: "these little ones which believe in me."
- Yes, thank God, little children can be saved. I was saved
at my mothers knee when I was four years old.
- Some say, "No one can be saved at the early age of four."
- Well, my mother didn't know that, so she just went ahead
and led me to Christ! And I didn't know it either, so I just
went ahead and received Christ and got saved!
- I can't tell you the exact time. I know it was warm enough
for us to be out on the front porch, so it had to be sometime
between May and October.
- I don't remember whether it was morning, noon, or night;
I know where it happened-1848 41st Street, Rock Island, Illinois!
- Parents, be sure to lead your little children to Christ.
If you explain salvation to them, over and over again, they will
- If your little child were suddenly called from this world,
what a comfort it would be to say, "I had the joy of leading
him or her to Christ."
- Remember, our Lord said, "Suffer (allow) little children,
and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom
of heaven," (Matthew 19:14).
- Yes, you can lead your children to Christ. They will understand
if you carefully explain the plan of salvation to them.
- Don't say, "If you are a good boy, you'll go to Heaven."
- No, he won't!
- NOBODY goes to Heaven by "being good" or by being
- By the way, mother or dad, are YOU saved? You know you are
a sinner, for God declares, "All have sinned." (See
Romans 3:23.) And you know you are a lost sinner, "For the
wages of sin is death," (Romans 6:23).
- Continued: http://www.cnview.com/on_line_resources/can_children_be_saved.htm
THE CHURCH IS RAPIDLY
HEADING INTO THE DARKEST HOUR!
- John 9:4 I must work the works of him that
sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man
- Matthew 25:6 And at midnight there
was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet
- POPE FRANCIS SAYS ATHEISTS WHO DO GOOD
ARE REDEEMED, NOT JUST CATHOLICS
- [Ednote: One of the church leaders had this emblem instead
of the crucifix the pope usually carries
- Russian Orthodox Priest
- First crucifix Pope Francis carried
- Francis Brings Back Bent Cross
- 5.22.2013 - Pope Francis rocked some religious and atheist
minds today when he declared that everyone was redeemed through
Jesus, including atheists. During his homily at Wednesday Mass
in Rome, Francis emphasized the importance of "doing good"
as a principle that unites all humanity, and a "culture
of encounter" to support peace. Using scripture from the
Gospel of Mark, Francis explained how upset Jesus' disciples
were that someone outside their group was doing good, according
to a report from Vatican Radio. They complain, the
Pope said in his homily, because they say, If he is not
one of us, he cannot do good. If he is not of our party, he cannot
do good. And Jesus corrects them: Do not hinder him,
he says, let him do good. The disciples, Pope Francis explains,
were a little intolerant, closed off by the idea
of ??possessing the truth, convinced that those who do
not have the truth, cannot do good. This was wrong
. . . Jesus broadens the horizon. Pope Francis said, The
root of this possibility of doing good that we all have
is in creation
- Pope Francis went further in his sermon to say: "The
Lord created us in His image and likeness, and we are the image
of the Lord, and He does good and all of us have this commandment
at heart: do good and do not do evil. All of us. But, Father,
this is not Catholic! He cannot do good. Yes, he can...
"The Lord has redeemed all of us, all of us, with the Blood
of Christ: all of us, not just Catholics. Everyone! Father,
the atheists? Even the atheists. Everyone!".. We must
meet one another doing good. But I dont believe,
Father, I am an atheist! But do good: we will meet one
another there. Responding to the leader of the Roman Catholic
church's homily, Father James Martin, S.J. wrote in an email
to The Huffington Post:
- "Pope Francis is saying, more clearly than ever before,
that Christ offered himself as a sacrifice for everyone. That's
always been a Christian belief. You can find St. Paul saying
in the First Letter to Timothy that Jesus gave himself as a "ransom
for all." But rarely do you hear it said by Catholics so
forcefully, and with such evident joy. And in this era of religious
controversies, it's a timely reminder that God cannot be confined
to our narrow categories." Of course, not all Christians
believe that those who don't believe will be redeemed, and the
Pope's words may spark memories of the deep divisions from the
Protestant reformation over the belief in redemption through
grace versus redemption through works.
- The pope's comment has also struck a chord on Reddit, where
it is the second most-shared piece.
- THE POPE CONFIRMS ATHEISM WITH HIS MASONIC GRIP
- WITH SECRETARY GENERAL BAN-KI-MOON
HOW JEWS, MUSLIMS AND CHRISTIANS ARE MAKING PEACE GO VIRAL IN
THE MIDDLE EAST
Negar Mojtahedi 3.23.2015 - Taha, a young-handsome man from Tunisia
got stuck in an elevator in Jordan with a beautiful stranger.
She asked him where he was from. When he told her, she replied,
"Omg, I love Tunisia! I am from Israel." So what did
the two so-called "enemies" do stuck in a small-enclosed
space? They embraced each other in a warm hug and took a selfie
of course. A new friendship emerged.
- This is not fiction; this is a story about real life. Taha
and Ofri are real-life examples of what life is actually like
in the Middle East.
- Watching mainstream Western media, you'd think the Middle
East is nothing but a war-ravaged, anti-Western, anti-women region
filled with Islamic fundamentalists trying to arm themselves
with nukes in a new age of the arms race. The truth, however,
is stranger than fiction.
- A new social media page is trying to show the world what
everyday, normal life is like in a coveted region of the world
that receives so much negative attention. The social media page,
SANDBOX, developed in Israel by Ronny Edry tells the stories
of real Middle Easterners, written and edited by none other than
the users themselves who are living in the Middle East.
MEGA-PASTOR HIJACKS 'BLOOD MOONS' DISCOVERY
- In new movie, Hagee claims he
did original NASA research -
- 3.18.2015 - Blood moon seen through church steeple - WASHINGTON
The blood moons phenomenon, which has touched
off debate about the end of the world, just got even more contentious
with charges an American mega-pastor is hijacking the discovery
of the anomaly in a movie debuting in theaters nationwide Monday.
The blood moons tetrad is a mysterious astronomical occurrence
discovered by a Seattle-area pastor who postulated beginning
in 2008 that it might portend spiritually significant developments
for Israel and the rest of the world because of its appearance
on the biblical feast days of Passover and Tabernacles.
- But, in a new movie called Four Blood Moons,
San Antonio mega-pastor John Hagee, author of a New York Times
bestselling book about the blood moons phenomenon,
claims he is the discoverer. In the film, based on Hagees
book of the same name, the pastor best known for his vigorous
defense of the nation of Israel makes the statement early in
the new film, previewed by WND staff.
- The thing that compelled me to write the Four
Blood Moons was when I discovered the scientific fact NASA
was pointing out that it happened in 1492 and it happened in
1948 and it happened in 1967 and it was going to happen in 2015,
- The discovery, however, was made by pastor Mark Biltz of
El Shaddai Ministries of Bonney Lake, Washington, seven years
ago a finding he has discussed in his church, on Christian
television, at public conferences ever since and which he describes
in detail in his own bestselling book, Blood Moons,
and a bestselling movie of the same name. In fact, Biltz has
been known since 2008 as the blood moons pastor and
even Blood Moons Biltz. Hagees book was published
in the fall of 2013.
- Furthermore, Hagee has his dates wrong: NASA shows the blood
moon tetrads occurred in 1493/1494 and 1949/1950.
- Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2015/03/mega-pastor-hijacks-blood-moons-discovery
- U.S. CATHOLICS LEAD IN CONCERN ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE: STUDY
- 3.18.2015 - Reuters - By Kyle Plantz
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Pope Francis might be preaching
to the choir on climate change when he releases his environmental-
and sustainability-focused encyclical later this year. A study
released by the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication
has found that more Catholics in the United States are worried
about global warming than other Christian groups and they are
more supportive of policy action to reduce the effects of climate
change. The findings come as Pope Francis has taken a strong
stance backing action on climate change, saying it is largely
a man-made problem and that it risks the lives of the worlds
- He criticised negotiators at U.N. climate talks in Peru last
December, saying they had displayed a lack of courage
in failing to push for stronger action. Pope Francis has
become the most admired man in America and when he speaks, he
speaks with a loud megaphone, one that reaches all people, Catholics
and non-Catholics alike, said Anthony Leiserowitz, director
of the Yale Project.
- Climate change is not just a political issue, its
a moral and religious issue and he will ask people, What
does my religious faith have to tell me and guide me about climate
change? And it turns out that hes speaking to a very
willing audience within the Catholic community. The survey,
which polled 1,275 adults, found that 70 percent of Catholics
said global warming is happening, compared to 57 percent of other
Christians, including people who identified themselves as Baptist,
Protestant, Pentecostal, Eastern Orthodox, Mormon, or members
of other Christian faiths. http://news.yahoo.com/u-catholics-lead-concern-climate-change-study-163248820.html
By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst Updated March
8, 2015 - (CNN)In the past eight months, ISIS has seeded
itself in some dozen countries around the globe. Indicative of
this was the announcement on Saturday that the Nigerian terrorist
group Boko Haram had pledged its "allegiance to the Caliph
of the Muslims," ISIS leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi. The global
spread of ISIS raises key questions about whether these new affiliates
signal an intensification of the threat of terror. It also has
important implications for the debate in Congress over Obama's
request for a new authorization to fight ISIS. Continued: http://www.cnn.com/2015/03/08/opinions/bergen-isis-boko-haram/
- REVEREND FRANKLIN GRAHAM: ALL OBAMA KNOWS IS ISLAM
- 2/17/2015 - This is something rarely seen broadcast on Fox
News. Reverend Franklin Graham unloaded on Obama's Islamic background
during a discussion with Fox News' Greta Van Susteren. Rev. Graham
said Islam is all Obama knows. Partial transcript: The
president is ignoring the fact that these are Islamic extremists.
These are terrorists. And ISIS is a terrorist organization. And
they are bent on destroying the West. Theyve already said
they want the flag of Islam to fly over the White House. The
president, his entire life his whole influence has been Islam.
His mother has been married to a Muslim. His father is a Muslim.
Then she married a man from Indonesia. He was raised in Indonesia.
Went to Islamic schools. I assume she was a Muslim. So, his whole
life experiences have been surrounded by Islam. He only knows
Islam. And, hes given a pass to Islam. Hes refusing
to accept and understand the evil that is in front of him.
- Rev. Franklin Graham. An hour later Bill O'Reilly responded
to a viewer email asking how long it will take to call Obama
a closet Muslim. "I'm not really sure what a closet Muslim
is. If you're accusing the president of a belief in Islam. I
would be very interested in seeing the evidence for that."
- FRANKLIN GRAHAM SAYS OBAMA'S 'SYMPATHY TO ISLAM' WILL LEAD
TO CHRISTIAN AND JEWISH PERSECUTION IN U.S. (do you see what
[Ednote: Why 666?] March 3, 2015 - The Rev. Franklin Graham has
warned in an interview that President Barack Obama is "very
sympathetic to Islam" and that America's foreign policy
is influenced by Muslims. He added that this influence could
lead to Christians and Jewish people being persecuted in the
United States. "There are Muslims that have access to him
in the White House. Our foreign policy has a lot of influence
now, from Muslims. We see the prime minister of Israel being
snubbed by the president and by the White House and by the Democrats
and it's because of the influence of Islam. They hate Israel
and they hate Christians, and so the storm is coming, I believe,"
Graham told Gordon Robertson, host of CBN's "The 700 Club"
"The truth is their barbaric murderers openly said
they killed them because they were 'people of the cross.' Why
is the president seemingly continuing to protect Islam and refusing
to open his eyes to the truth?" Graham asked when an initial
statement by the White House in February failed to identify the
21 Copts beheaded by ISIS as Christians. Related: Franklin Graham:
America Is Crumbling Morally; We Have Turned Our Back on God
Franklin Graham, David Benham Warn Charlotte's Transgender Bathroom
Rights Proposal Would Open Door to Sex Predators, Limit Religious
Freedom "So, growing up his frame of reference and his influence
as a young man was Islam. It wasn't Christianity, it was Islam,"
the evangelist said.
Graham has criticized Obama's foreign policy on a number of occasions,
including the president's refusal to call terror group ISIS "Islamic."
- CREATIONIST GROUP 'ANSWERS IN GENESIS' FIRES BACK AGAINST
SECULAR BLOGS CRITICIZING ITS COVERAGE OF 'COSMOS' TV SERIES
- Gideon Bibles and Atheist Literature Being Handed Out to
Kentucky Students. Following a blog post on Answers in Genesis,
where Ham criticized NASA's ongoing search for alien life, several
news headlines came out suggesting that he said aliens are "going
to hell." One such headline on Huffington Post last week
read: "Creationist Ken Ham Says Aliens Will go to Hell so
Let's Stop Looking for Them."
- In the original blog post, Ham wrote: "I'm shocked at
the countless hundreds of millions of dollars that have been
spent over the years in the desperate and fruitless search for
- The post was aimed at recent comments by NASA scientists
who suggested that alien life could be discovered within the
next 20 years, and expressed their excitement over the next generation
of space telescopes that will search for habitable Earth-like
- He added: "Of course, secularists are desperate to find
life in outer space, as they believe that would provide evidence
that life can evolve in different locations and given the supposed
right conditions! The search for extraterrestrial life is really
driven by man's rebellion against God in a desperate attempt
to supposedly prove evolution!" In his interview on "The
Comfort Zone" Ham again clarified that he does not believe
in aliens, and questioned why secular news media are not checking
their sources and writing false headlines. http://www.christianpost.com/news/ken-ham-clarifies-aliens-in-hell-headlines-says-he-does-not-believe-
- VATICAN ASTRONOMER SAYS ALIIEN LIFE WILL BE DISCOVERED, BUT
WILL NOT PROVE OR DISPROVE GOD
- Jesuit Brother Guy Consolmagno, the new president of the
Vatican Observatory Foundation, discusses possibility of alien
life forms in video Sept. 19, 2014 - The new president of the
Vatican Observatory Foundation has said that it is only a matter
of time before alien life forms are discovered, which will pave
the way to questions about God's relationship to intelligent
beings outside our planet.
- Jesuit Brother Guy Consolmagno speculated that the general
public will not be too surprised when life on other planets is
eventually discovered, and will react in much the same way it
did when news broke in the '90s that there are other planets
orbiting far off stars.
- Consolmagno, a planetary scientist who has studied meteorites
and asteroids as an astronomer with the Vatican Observatory since
1993, told Catholic News Service that discovery of alien life
will not prove or disprove the existence of God, but will pave
the way to questions on salvation and how it relates to intelligent
- "Eventually you learn that the kinds of questions you
ask as a scientist and the kinds of answers you get as a scientist
are only the kinds of questions that lead to more questions.
They're all very contingent. Now I understand how this works,
but that opens up a new mystery that I hadn't seen before and
now I can explore that mystery," Consolmagno said. "The
bigger questions, the religious questions, they're handled by
science. The religious questions give you the framework that
gives you the motivation to ask the science questions, gives
you the confidence the science is going to work and explains
to you why I get this excitement at holding a rock from outer
- KEN HAM CLARIFIES 'ALIEN IN HELL' HEADLINES; SAYS HE DOES
BELIEVE IN EXTRATERRESTRIAL LIFE EXISTANCE
- Ken Ham Slams NASA Search for Extraterrestrial Life, Says
God Did Not Create Life Outside Earth. He also argued that there
is no conflict between science and religion, and that both fields
can complement each other. Creation Museum CEO Ken Ham has clarified
a number of recent media headlines that claimed he said "aliens
are going to hell" by stating that he never said such a
thing, and that he does not believe God created extraterrestrial
life. "I gave a theological reason why not. Understanding
the Gospel that God's son became a man, became a descendent of
Adam, became the God-man and remains the God-man our Savior,
and that only humans can be saved so obviously Jesus did
not become a God-klingon, he became a God-man," Ham said
in an interview with fellow creationist Ray Comfort on "The
Comfort Zone," posted Wednesday.
- Ken Ham Criticizes Unitarian Church's 'Evolution Camp' for
Children; 'Shocked' at Assemblies of God Presence
- Ken Ham Slams NASA Search for Extraterrestrial Life, Says
God Did Not Create Life Outside Earth
Ken Ham Says Creationism Will Outlive Bill Nye After Nye Claims
Creationists Are 'Going Out of Business'
By Stoyan Zaimov - October 24, 2014 http://m.christianpost.com/news/ken-ham-says-creationism-will-outlive-bill-nye-after-
WARTIME POPE FILM ANGERS VATICAN AND JEWS
Film in defence of Pius XII, accused of failing to bring attention
to Hitlers attempted extermination of the Jews, universally
An Italian film that attempts to defend the wartime pope, Pius
XII, against accusations that he turned a blind eye to the Holocaust
has been criticised by the Vatican as well as Catholic and Jewish
media. Shades of Truth is the account of a fictional present-day
American journalist and critic of Pius who changes his mind after
carrying out research in Israel, Rome and elsewhere in Europe.
- Some Jews have accused Pope Pius, who was head of the Roman
Catholic church from 1939 to 1958, of failing to use his position
to bring attention to Hitlers attempted extermination of
the Jews. The Vatican says Pius worked actively behind the scenes
to save thousands of Jews and did not speak out more forcefully
for fear his words could have led to more deaths of both Jews
and Christians at the hands of the Nazis. After a screening on
Monday near the Vatican, the film, which calls Pius the
most misunderstood person of the 20th century, was universally
- CARDINAL GEORGE PELL GETS GREEN LIGHT FROM POPE FRANCIS FOR
HISTORIC VATICAN REFORM
March 6, 2015 - Paola Totaro - London: Pope Francis has given
the green light for a historic reform of the Holy See's finances,
vesting Cardinal George Pell with sweeping new financial oversight
powers but stopping short of delivering him control over Vatican
- The papal decree, issued quietly overnight, has been read
as a win for Cardinal Pell among English speaking Catholic analysts
both in the UK and America but interpreted by Italian media and
Vatican insiders as containing a deliberate brake on Cardinal
- "Non e' più lo czar ma nemmeno un canguro azzoppato"
reported L'Espresso's 'Seventh Heaven' columnist. ("He's
no longer the financial czar but neither is he a lame kangaroo").
- "In the statutes, there is no mention of the transfer
of the real estate patrimony . . . nor is there any mention of
the 'Vatican Asset Management' that was foreshadowed by Pell
in a press conference in July last year," the magazine reported.
- Pope Francis' decision emerged in the form of a new, three-tiered
legal framework which cements the financial oversight bodies
foreshadowed last year and the reforms driven by Cardinal Pell.
- 10 THINGS POPE FRANCIS HAS DONE THAT MAKE ME CONSIDER BEING
- [Ednote: The fact that Pope Francis does not represent Christianity
must be besides the point? Pope Francis does not believe in the
Bible maybe that is why this fellow thinks the "POPE FRANCIS
- November 24, 2013 By theboeskool - When I was a kid, there
were Christians, and then there were CatholicsThe two were
mutually exclusive. I knew OF Catholics (You got your Pope John
Paul II, you got your Mother Teresa
. Actually, thats
probably about it), but in the little Dutch-Reformed-Calvinist-Protestant
nook of the country that I grew up in, I dont think I ever
met an actual Catholic. I may have met one or two and just not
known about itIn those parts, it wasnt the sort of
thing you advertised. But as far as I was concerned, Catholics
were about as foreign to my version of Christianity as the Buddhists,
the Muslims, and the Jews.
- Its weird thinking about that nowHow, for most
of the world, Catholic was synonymous with Christian,
but for me (and many others), they were just that screwy religion
who prayed to Mary for some odd reason, and had all those saints,
and the priests forgave your sins in a confessional after they
told you to go rub a pearl necklace
. It all seemed about
as far-fetched as Scientology. For so many other people around
the world, the face of Christianity was the Catholic Church,
but for me and many others, Catholic and Christian
were very different, and the face of the Catholic Church was
the Pope. And all I really knew about the Pope was that he was
the dude with the pointy hat who looked vaguely like Johnny Carson
My how things have changed. If you cant admit that Pope
Francis is awesome, there is either something wrong with you
or you just havent been paying attention. Just in case
you havent been paying attention, here is a short list
of 10 things (in no particular order) of some of the amazing
things Pope Frank (his friends call him Frank) has done so far
that make me consider converting to Catholicism:
1. GETTING RID OF THE POPE-MOBILE Its really hard to love
people from behind a thick sheet of bulletproof glass. After
Pope JP2 got shot, they tried to keep the Pope safe by constructing
the PopeMobile, but Francis has ditched it.
- THE POPE IS ENGAGED IN A STRUGGLE TO BRING THE CHURCH INTO
THE MODERN AGE.
- American conservatives are fighting him every step of the
way Francis Agonises.
- March 1, 2015 - by Elisabeth Stoker Bruenig - In 2013, I
traveled to Cambridge, England, to study for a masters
degree in Christian theology. I had been active in church as
a teenager, but it was not until college that I began to feel
a spiritual calling twisting in my heart. [...] The worlds
most renowned Christian theological guide is, of course, the
Pope. He is, in a sense, a steward of the Churchs religious
past, a clerical leader who must mediate the institutions
traditions as a public figure and symbol, and in his writings
and pronouncements, which bear a great deal more authority among
the Catholic faithful than do papal visits or interviews. The
Church views herself in terms of apostolic succession and papal
primacyterms that describe a continuous transmission of
authority that can be traced to the original apostles of Christ.
The Pope has a special relationship to the past, being the recipient
of so much carefully preserved thought and practice. Each Pope,
therefore, must make use of the richness of Church tradition,
while also ministering effectively to a world of ever-evolving
challenges and realities.
Pope Francis ascended to the papacy two years ago, becoming Catholicisms
first leader from South America. A curious narrative soon emerged
with regards to his approach to the past and the traditions of
the Church among cultural, political, and religious conservatives
in the United States. He has made no substantial changes to Catholic
doctrine, and yet has nonetheless earned opprobrium worthy of
extreme tampering. It seems rather that Francis inspires uncomfortable
feelings, and affronts particular dispositions rather than particular
doctrines. A key moment for testing this hypothesis is on the
horizon: This summer Francis is expected to publish an encyclicalan
authoritative papal document indicating an issues pressing
priorityon the environment. It will reportedly address
matters of environmental stewardship and climate change. (No
specifics of the document have been issued yet.) As its release
draws near, American conservatives have begun protesting supposedly
vast reforms that have not happened. Steve Moore, chief economist
at The Heritage Foundation, has declared Francis an adherent
of a modern pagan green religion; Maureen Mullarkey,
a writer for the religious journal First Things, charged the
Pope with bending theology to premature, intemperate policy
endorsements. No one but Pope Francis and his closest advisers
know what is contained within the encyclical. Conservatives troubled
by the very suggestion of a theological approach to climate change
have been forced to expose more id than argument, dragging in
such temporal terms as modern and premature. Pope Francis will
travel to Washington, D.C. in September to address Congress,
a visit already hotly anticipated. To understand the responses
of conservative Catholic politicians like Representatives Paul
Ryan and Peter King to papal pronouncements on inequality and
climate change requires untangling the Churchs other trinity:
of the Pope, the past, and the right wing. http://www.newrepublic.com/article/121168/pope-francis-conservatives-battle-
- POPE FRANCIS' 'CHRISTIAN' REVOLUTION
- (Your letters) To the Editor: March 2, 2015 Opinion Dave
Pasinski Fayetteville, NY
- March 13 marks the second anniversary of the election of
Argentinian Jesuit, Jorge Marie Bergoglio - Pope Francis - as
leader of the Roman Catholic Church. In these two years he has
challenged many images of the papacy. What reforms he will champion,
the manner they are done, and how they will be received is yet
quite murky. But what is clear is that he is choosing to put
a warmer, more human face on leadership and priority on the poor
rather than dogma. Thus, he is charting a welcome course as a
sign of hope.
- Given that the credibility of the church has reeled from
from clerical sexual scandals and an apparent deafness to post-modern
issues, appointment of a commission with women and abuse-survivors,
"kitchen cabinet" overseeing the restructuring of the
creaky Curia, significant reforms in Vatican bank, and naming
of third-world cardinals are his most noteworthy systemic initiatives.
While slow, these are promising signs. The current preparations
in sounding out parishes for the October synod on "the family"
have displayed a breadth of input and hopes for a real exchange
as was envisioned but never realized.
- This is a stark contrast from the previous styles which upset
not only to traditionalists, but also some more reform minded,
who believe that even the positive press wrongly conveys that
all change must come from above or that "the pope equals
the Church." However his first encyclical, "The Gospel
of Joy," is different from other recent papal documents
with the "Christians should not be sourpusses" that
characterizes a difference of style and substance. He challenges
all to "discern the signs of the times" with his emphasis
on joy rooted in faith in Christ, but which must be displayed
publicly if the "gospel of liberation" is to be relevant
in this suffering world.
- POPE FRANCIS PRAYS IN MOSQUE IN SHOW OF COMMITMENT TO 'CHISTIAN'-MUSLIM
- [Facing Mecca] - Pontiff Meets Orthodox Christian
Churchs Spiritual Leader on Three-Day Trip to Turkey
By Deborah Ball and Ayla Albayrak Nov. 29, 2014
ISTANBUL Pope Francis further demonstrated his commitment
to improving relations between Christians and Muslims on Saturday,
as he prayed in Istanbuls historic Blue Mosque and visited
the Hagia Sophiatwo powerful symbols of the Muslim and
Christian faiths. (Further reading: Church must find ways of
welcoming divorced Catholics and gays, says Pope Francis).
On the second of a three-day trip to Turkey, the pontiff removed
his shoes before entering the Sultan Ahmet Mosque, known as the
Blue Mosque for the blue tiles embellishing its walls. After
a tour of the cavernous 17th-century mosque, he stood alongside
Istanbul Grand Mufti Rahmi Yaran, facing in the direction of
Mecca, and bowed his head in long prayer.
The move was an important public demonstration of Pope Francis
commitment to Christian-Muslim dialogue. Some have raised questions
as to whether such dialogue is fruitful given the persecution
of Christians by Islamic extremists.
On Friday, the pope demanded that all religions enjoy the same
rights, a veiled reference to the problems that Christians still
suffer in Turkey, where about 99% of the population is Muslim.
Christian communities complain that they struggle to gain permits
to rebuild or refurbish buildings and say the government has
been slow to follow through on promises to return properties
confiscated decades ago.
- VISIT OF POPE FRANCIS TO TURKEY TESTS VATICAN ON ISLAM
Pontiff Faces Calls to Use His Good Image to Counter Religious
Intolerance in Muslim World
By Deborah Ball Nov. 28, 2014 - Two weeks after his election,
Pope Francis washed the feet of 12 people at a juvenile detention
center in Rome for the annual Holy Thursday ritual. Among those
chosen for the rite was a Muslim girl.
The image of the kneeling 76-year-old pope washing and kissing
her feet sent an unequivocal message: After the tensions that
characterized the reign of Pope Benedict XVI - peaking with a
- THE POPE'S LENT RETREAT BUCKING TRADITION OR JUST BEING HIS
- By Ann Schneible - Vatican City, Feb 27, 2015 (CNA/EWTN News).-
While Pope Francis has altered the custom of his predecessors
by leaving the Vatican for his yearly Lenten retreat, one priest
tells CNA the pontiff is merely being true to his Jesuit roots.
- This is what Jesuits do, said Fr. Joseph Carola,
S.J., theology professor at Rome's Gregorian University in a
Feb. 26 interview.
- Thats very Jesuit of the Holy Father to choose
to go somewhere else, somewhere where he doesnt live normally,
to make the exercises. Its very much in keeping with our
own tradition. The practice of going to a private location
for retreat, away from all friends and acquaintances, and
from all worldly cares, is a very important thing
for Jesuits, he said.
The retreatant usually goes away to a secluded place and
spends these days in silence and in prayer, praying often five
hours a day, with the meditations of the exercises themselves.
Pope Francis and members of the Curia have just concluded a five-day
spiritual exercises retreat at the Casa Divin Maestro in Ariccia,
a city located some 16 miles outside of Rome.
- This year's retreat, which ran from Feb. 22-27, was led by
Carmalite priest, Father Bruno Secondin, on the theme: Servants
and prophets of the living God, according to the Jan. 30
announcement in L'Osservatore Romano. Fr. Secondin was recently
appointed consultor to the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated
Life and for Societies of Apostolic Life.
- TAKE THE RED HAT, BUT LEAVE YOUR 'SPIRITUAL BOX' BEHIND,
POPE TELLS CARDINALS
By Elise Harris - Vatican City, Feb 15, 2015 / 04:27 am (CNA/EWTN
News).- After elevating 20 new cardinals, Pope Francis reminded
them that true honor is found in service, and urged them to follow
Jesus in breaking rigid ways of thinking and touching societys
marginalized. Jesus is not afraid of scandal! He does not
think of the closed-minded who are scandalized even by a work
of healing, scandalized before any kind of openness, by any action
outside of their mental and spiritual boxes, the Pope said
- Rather than seeking to conform to the norms of others or
adhere to a ritualistic purity, Jesus seeks to reinstate
the outcast, to save those outside the camp. The logic
of Jesus and therefore of the Church is not only to welcome
and reinstate with evangelical courage all those who knock at
our door, but to go out and to seek, fearlessly and without prejudice,
those who are distant, he said.
- POPE FRANCIS' CALL TO NEW CARDINALS: BE CAPTIVATED BY TRUTH?
- By Ann Schneible Vatican City, Feb 14, 2015 (CNA/EWTN News).-
Pope Francis welcomed the Catholic Churchs newest cardinals
on Saturday, encouraging them to center themselves in Jesus Christ
as they lead the faithful in patience, justice, and docility
to the Holy Spirit. The man of God is someone captivated
by truth, one who encounters it fully in the word and flesh of
Jesus Christ, the inexhaustible source of our joy, the
Pope said in Saint Peters Basilica at a ceremony creating
the 20 newest members of the College of Cardinals. The Pope stressed
the importance of charity, noting that those who abide
in charity are not self-centered and concerned with their
own interests. Rather, charity draws us away from self-centeredness
in order to set ourselves in the real center, which is
Christ alone, whereby we can be persons who are respectful
and attentive to the good of others. Pope Emeritus Benedict
XVI, who personally knows many of those being received into the
college, attended the consistory. Many family members of the
new cardinals were in attendance. http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/pope-francis-call-to-new-cardinals-be-captivated-by-truth-49276/
- POPE FRANCIS HAS HIS REVOLUTION EVEN STARTED?
- One year on, everyone agrees Pope Francis is a breath of
fresh air for the Catholic church, but there is less clarity
over who he really is. Is he liberal or conservative
or is he something altogether more unpredictable? After a full
year in office it ought to be fairly clear what kind of pope
the new man in the Vatican is turning out to be. Yet if you survey
the raft of commentaries on the first 12 months of Pope Francis,
which have appeared all around the world in recent days, you
discover a surprising lack of agreement. A battle is underway
for the soul of the pope. All the verdicts share a standard litany
of anecdotes. He is the pontiff who lives in a hostel, carries
his own bags, is driven round in an old Ford Focus, and makes
unexpected phone calls to strangers that open: "Ciao, sono
Papa Francesco." He is a priest who practises what he preaches:
he embraces the disfigured; invites the homeless for breakfast;
suspends bishops with opulent or self-regarding lifestyles; and
follows a regimen of ostentatious frugality.
- But is there anything more to this shift in papal style than
a cosmetic rebranding of a global corporation that has undergone
massive reputational damage in recent decades? There is a carefully
cultivated ambiguity about the man who is the 266th successor
to St Peter. And it is producing a war of words between conservatives
and liberals, inside and outside the Catholic church, with each
trying to claim the pontiff for their side in a religious culture
war. The stakes are high. This is a pope who has attracted almost
seven million visitors to papal events in the 12 months since
he took office triple the number who turned out to see
Benedict XVI the year before.
- APOCALYPSE AGE OF ULTRON: COULD IT REALLY HAPPEN?
By Chris Marion on May 1, 2015. [Saved under Headlines, Robots,
Science, SyFy] As geeks and comic enthusiasts alike crowded theater
entrances Thursday night, salivating for apocalypse and Avengers:
Age of Ultron, the question on every butter-coated lip was could
it really happen. Stories of caped crusaders from distant galaxies
and green muscle-bound hulks are obviously fictional
and the fodder of comic books and feature films. However, the
idea of artificial intelligence and the potential obsolescence
of human intelligence because of it, is one thought that keeps
some of the brightest minds awake at night. These not-so-evil
masterminds worry about the potential for an apocalypse.
The Moment of Singularity Looming
The pervasive plot of the super intelligent robot-gone-rogue
against its creator is not a new twist. The potential of science
to create artificial intelligence that can out-think the human
mind is not fantasy. Most experts believe that humanity will
in time be able to create artificial intelligence that will be
able to independently function beyond the boundaries of its creator.
Scientists call this pivotal point singularity. They disagree
as to the direction this discovery will take the world as
we know it. Some theorize it would lead to a peaceful utopian
existence where robots do all the work and humans reap all the
benefits. Others, like the brilliant Stephen Hawking, worry that
the artificially intelligent machines would eliminate their imperfect
and therefore obsolete masters to improve the utopia.
Stephen Hawking Says AI Could End Humanity
In an interview with BBC, Hawking expressed concern that complete
artificial intelligence (AI) would take off on its own.
Humans, limited in their biological and evolutionary efficiency,
would ultimately be overwhelmed and superseded. In
a column written in response to the Johnny Depp movie, Transcendence,
that chronicled AI, Hawking expressed concerns that researchers
are not doing enough to protect people from the risks. He suggested
that if the planet were threatened with an invasion from aliens
with superior intellect, humans would not be as lackadaisical
about planning and protection from apocalypse. He predicts that
AI is definitely coming and could have a potentially negative
impact on human life. Whether an apocalypse on the scale of Ultrons
devious plan to annihilate humanity could really happen remains
in question. Space X Founder Warns of Threat. Continued:
- GENERATION JOSHUA
The Vision of Generation Joshua is to assist parents to raise
up the next generation of Christian leaders and citizens, equipped
to positively influence the political processes of today and
tomorrow. To accomplish these goals, Generation Joshua provides
training opportunities for teenagers. Our goal is to use these
opportunities to challenge teens to stand up for what is right,
to grow in their own beliefs, and to learn about how they can
make a difference in their communities and nation.
- At Generation Joshua, we believe that real leaders must stand
for their beliefs. Many of todays leaders do
not actually want to lead; they just want to be the top person
in charge. That is not leadership, it is celebrity. True leaders
want to lead people to make a difference and to stand up for
what is right. And that first requires the leader to have a core
set of beliefs upon which to act.
- Our goal at Generation Joshua is to cultivate leaders and
to equip them to use their beliefs to influence the political
process. All of our programs either challenge youth to strengthen
their beliefs, or give youth the opportunity to put their beliefs
into action. We know that not every person is called to enter
the political arena, but every person should be a leader
who is willing to stand up for what is right, wherever they are
called to serve. To that end, Generation Joshua exists.
- We, as Christians, are called to be good stewards of our
family, our community, and our nation. Generation Joshua provides
opportunities for youth to be good stewards in their communities
(through our club program) and in our nation (through our Student
Action Teams). Generation Joshua wants America to be a beacon
of biblical hope to the world around us. We seek to inspire every
one of our members with faith in God and a hope of what America
can become as we equip Christian citizens and leaders to impact
our nation for Christ and for His glory. Stay strong and courageous,
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- PERES PROPOSES 'UN FOR RELIGIONS' TO POPE AT VATICAN
Francis had interest, encouragement for idea, papal
spokesman says. VATICAN CITY Former president Shimon Peres
emerged from a Vatican City audience with Pope Francis Thursday
after proposing a kind of United Nations for religions. Peres,
91, who was the worlds oldest head of state until his term
ended six weeks ago, met with Francis amid heightened tensions
in the Middle East.
- He used the talks to highlight human rights abuses from Hamas
and to discuss the rise of anti-Semitism in Europe.
- But the main topic of conversation was Peress idea
to create a UN-like organization he called the United Religions.
- Peres said the Argentina-born pontiff was the only world
figure respected enough to bring an end to the wars raging in
the Middle East and elsewhere in the world.
- In the past, most of the wars in the world were motivated
by the idea of nationhood, Peres said. But today,
wars are incited using religion as an excuse. Vatican spokesman
Fr. Federico Lombardi confirmed to reporters that Peres had pitched
his idea for the United Religions but said Francis
did not commit to it. The pope listened, showing his interest,
attention, and encouragement, Lombardi said, adding that
the pope pointed to the Pontifical Councils for Interreligious
Dialogue and for Justice and Peace as existing agencies suitable
for supporting interfaith peace initiatives.
- TD JAKES- HEAVEN, HELL & HOMOSEXUALS!!! 2
- OBAMA ADMIN PUBLICLY PROMOTES SHARIA LAW ON STATE DEPARTMENT
- March 16, 2015 - By Susan Duclos - All News PipeLine - We
have seen Barack Obama openly embrace Islam and mock Christianity
(videos below for those that need a reminder). We have seen Barack
Obama throw administrative support behind groups such as the
Muslim Brotherhood, holding secret meetings with Islamic leaders
and refusing to reveal to the public who they were or what was
discussed. All this and more, yet we still hear denials of the
- In the latest in-your-face example of this agenda, the US
State Department's "English-language outreach program,"
account at Twitter, named "@ThinkAgain_DOS, is taking heat
along with some massive critism for a tweet that that included
a picture promoting Sharia law over "man made law."
- Shown below:[...] Before showing the outrage, criticism,
and outright epic takedown by other Twitter users over this,
it is very noteworthy as revealed by The Daily Mail, that this
is the exact banner, stating "Sharia Law or Man Made Law
- Which Is Better For Mankind" has also been used by "an
extremist campaign called Stay Muslim, Dont Vote, which
calls for strict sharia law to be imposed on Britain."
- The photo appropriated by the US State Department was first
placed on Twitter last week by a woman calling herself Umm Usmaan,
who is a leading figure in the anti-democracy campaign. She described
it as an Islamic roadshow and included the slogan
stay Muslim, dont vote when she put the photo
on Twitter.Yesterday she posted a picture of another sign with
the message: The right of legislation belongs to none but
- Last night, terror expert Douglas Murray, associate
director of the Henry Jackson Society think-tank, said: Its
an incredibly weak fail, he said. They
should be putting a bit more thought into their sourcing. With
all of our resources, its not even as accomplished as the
crudest IS propaganda. http://www.allnewspipeline.com/Obama_Admin_Promotes_Sharia_Law.php
- ONE YEAR WITH FRANCIS - VATICAN CONNECTIONS
Mar 14, 2014 - This week we look back over our first year with
Pope Francis: Highlights, memorable moments, quotes, and reactions.
Plus an update on what's been happening this week at the Vatican
while Pope Francis has been on retreat.
HOW RICH IS THE VATICAN?
- Truthloader - May 20, 2013 - Last week, Pope Francis condemned
the world's "Cult of Money" saying that the economic
crisis had left millions of people in rich and poor countries
worse off. It's a strange person to hear it from, since the Catholic
Church are well known for their massive wealth. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzOWEC7_COk
POPE FRANCIS PERFORMS EXORCISM IN VATICAN CITY?
- Truthloader Published on May 21, 2013 - The Internet is buzzing
with speculation that the Pope has carried out his first exorcism
after a video emerged of him in St Peter's Square. The Vatican's
spokesperson has said: "The Holy Father did not intend to
perform any exorcism. As he often does with sick and suffering
people who are presented to him, he simply intended to pray for
the suffering person." Have a look and see what you think.
- THE 2015/2016 SHEMITAH JUBILEE AND THE END OF THE IRON AGE
- March 6, 2015 by State of the Nation [...] 2015 AND
2016 COLLAPSE TIMELINE
- 2015: The Great Tribulation Of The 3rd Millennium Foreshadowed
By The Shemitah Jubilee. The subtitle of the same article goes
on to say that the coming Debt Default And Dollar Meltdown,
Derivative Explosion And Deflation Implosion Are Timed According
To A Controlling Calendar. The most authoritative historical
records and germane data further support the absolute certainty
that these monumental events are literally engineered on a regular
by the very same group of people co-conspirators.
Yes, it will very much be a GLOBAL catharsis.
- Historically within the Jewish tradition, each Shemitah has
always served as a way for the community to start over. It actually
provided an opportunity for everyone to be freed from crushing
debts and small IOUs alike. In an effort to permit everyone in
the society to be released from their indebtedness, a mutual
agreement was reached to do so. Such a consensus was not only
freeing on the financial level, it was psychologically liberating.
Hence, it was a good in the sight of the Lord. There
are very good reasons why this emancipation from debt slavery
took place every seven years. Both the individual and the community-at-large
gained tremendously from the chance to start fresh. Since the
7th year saw a time when fields lie fallow and commerce slowed
down to what was absolutely necessary, a rejuvenation of both
land and business, family and community could occur. This renewal
of body and spirit, land and business then served as the foundation
for the next 7-year period of human endeavor punctuated with
yet another year of rest.
- Signs and Omens when the Shemitah was not observed
- When this societal ritual was not observed, signs and omens
would inevitably occur which reminded the people of the necessity
of this revitalizing practice. In those chaotic years when this
scriptural admonition was not obeyed, it was understood that
the Lords judgment would fall upon the land. Trumpet blasts
often accompanied those fateful events which unpredictably served
to remind the people of their obligation to faithfully observe
the Shemitah. In other words when those individuals and institutions
throughout the community neglected to follow through on the scriptural
injunctions associated with the Shemitah, times would not be
easy for anybody. In some cases, forces might even conspire to
bring about a sudden and swift collapse which would then forcefully
release the oppressed from their crushing debts.
Such an unforeseen series of events are similar to the various
stock market crashes which have come and gone without any warning,
and have occurred with striking regularity for as long as those
exchanges have existed. Why is this well established trend so
critical at this point of human history? http://stateofthenation2012.com/?p=12492
OCT 2007: KNIGHTS TEMPLAR ABSOLVED OF HERESY AFTER 700 YEARS
- 13-Mar-2015 By: oliverhaddo - This is monumental news from
the Vatican. One can only puzzle over its implications.
- Story at Reuters: Knights Templar win heresy reprieve after
- By Philip Pullella - VATICAN CITY Fri Oct 12, 2007 4:10am
- 1 of 12. The seal of the Vatican secret archives is shown
on a replica document in which Pope Clement V absolved the Knights
Templar of charges of heresy, in Rome October 9, 2007. A reproduction
of the Latin-language minutes of trials against the Knights Templar
in 1308, lost until its rediscovery in 2001, is being published
by the Vatican Secret Archives at the end October. The documents,
a book and parchments, costs 5,900 euros and its 799 numbered
copies are destined for top libraries and medieval scholars.
Picture taken October 9, 2007. Credit: Reuters/Alessandro Bianchi
- (Reuters) - The Knights Templar, the medieval Christian military
order accused of heresy and sexual misconduct, will soon be partly
rehabilitated when the Vatican publishes trial documents it had
closely guarded for 700 years.
- A reproduction of the minutes of trials against the Templars,
"'Processus Contra Templarios -- Papal Inquiry into the
Trial of the Templars'" is a massive work and much more
than a book -- with a 5,900 euros ($8,333) price tag.
- "This is a milestone because it is the first time that
these documents are being released by the Vatican, which gives
a stamp of authority to the entire project," said Professor
Barbara Frale, a medievalist at the Vatican's Secret Archives.
- "Nothing before this offered scholars original documents
of the trials of the Templars," she told Reuters in a telephone
interview ahead of the official presentation of the work on October
- The epic comes in a soft leather case that includes a large-format
book including scholarly commentary, reproductions of original
parchments in Latin, and -- to tantalize Templar buffs -- replicas
of the wax seals used by 14th-century inquisitors.
- Reuters was given an advance preview of the work, of which
only 799 numbered copies have been made.
- One parchment measuring about half a meter wide by some two
meters long is so detailed that it includes reproductions of
stains and imperfections seen on the originals.
- Pope Benedict will be given the first set of the work, published
by the Vatican Secret Archives in collaboration with Italy's
Scrinium cultural foundation, which acted as curator and will
have exclusive world distribution rights. The Templars, whose
full name was "Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and of the
Temple of Solomon", were founded in 1119 by knights sworn
to protecting Christian pilgrims visiting the Holy Land after
the Crusaders captured Jerusalem in 1099. They amassed enormous
wealth and helped finance wars of some European monarchs. Legends
of their hidden treasures, secret rituals and power have figured
over the years in films and bestsellers such as "The Da
Vinci Code". The Knights have also been portrayed as guardians
of the legendary Holy Grail, the cup used by Christ at the Last
Supper before his crucifixion. The Vatican expects most copies
of the work to be bought up by specialized libraries at top universities
and by leading medieval scholars.
- BURNED AT THE STAKE
- The Templars went into decline after Muslims re-conquered
the Holy Land at the end of the 13th century and were accused
of heresy by King Philip IV of France, their foremost persecutor.
Their alleged offences included denying Christ and secretly worshipping
- The most titillating part of the documents is the so-called
Chinon Parchment, which contains phrases in which Pope Clement
V absolves the Templars of charges of heresy, which had been
the backbone of King Philip's attempts to eliminate them. Templars
were burned at the stake for heresy by King Philip's agents after
they made confessions that most historians believe were given
- The parchment, also known as the Chinon Chart, was "misplaced"
in the Vatican archives until 2001, when Frale stumbled across
- "The parchment was catalogued incorrectly at some point
in history. At first I couldn't believe my eyes. I was incredulous,"
- "This was the document that a lot of historians were
looking for," the 37-year-old scholar said. Philip was heavily
indebted to the Templars, who had helped him finance his wars,
and getting rid of them was a convenient way of cancelling his
debts, some historians say. Frale said Pope Clement was convinced
that while the Templars had committed some grave sins, they were
- SPITTING ON THE CROSS
- Their initiation ceremony is believed to have included spitting
on the cross, but Frale said they justified this as a ritual
of obedience in preparation for possible capture by Muslims.
They were also said to have practiced sodomy. "Simply put,
the pope recognized that they were not heretics but guilty of
many other minor crimes -- such as abuses, violence and sinful
acts within the order," she said. "But that is not
the same as heresy." Despite his conviction that the Templars
were not guilty of heresy, in 1312 Pope Clement ordered the Templars
disbanded for what Frale called "the good of the Church"
following his repeated clashes with the French king.
- Frale depicted the trials against the Templars between 1307
and 1312 as a battle of political wills between Clement and Philip,
and said the document means Clement's position has to be reappraised
by historians. "This will allow anyone to see what is actually
in documents like these and deflate legends that are in vogue
these days," she said.
- Rosi Fontana, who has helped the Vatican coordinate the project,
said: "The most incredible thing is that 700 years have
passed and people are still fascinated by all of this."
"The precise reproduction of the parchments will allow scholars
to study them, touch them, admire them as if they were dealing
with the real thing," Fontana said. "But even better,
it means the originals will not deteriorate as fast as they would
if they were constantly being viewed," she said.
- POPE FRANCIS ANNOUNCES EXTRAORDINARY "HOLY YEAR"
BEGINNING IN DECEMBER
3 13 2015 - DAHBOO77 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzzDBLmqwlE
- BASIC FACTS ABOUT ISLAM: PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE
- March 12, 2015 - T he Muslim religion* was founded in the
seventh century by Muhammad (c. 570-632). He was raised by an
uncle and grew up a shepherd and camel driver. After marrying
a wealthy widow named Kadijah, the first of many wives, he spent
time in contemplation and prayer, and during one session lasting
six months the angel Gabriel allegedly appeared to him and urged
him to "proclaim." [* Muslim means "one who surrenders
himself to God," and Islam means surrender.]
- According to Islam, over a period of 23 years Gabriel dictated
revelations to Muhammad, and these became the Qur'an (Koran),
Islam's holy book. It consists of 114 suras, or chapters, arranged
by length, from the shortest to the longest. Muslims believe
that the Koran is the final revelation of God, superseding the
Bible. The Koran is filled with contradictions to the Bible.
It says, for example, that Noah had a fourth son who died in
the flood (Surah 11:42-43), that Abraham offered Ishmael rather
than Isaac, and that Mary the mother of Jesus was the sister
of Moses and gave birth to Jesus under a palm tree (Surah 19:28
- The Koran contains many fanciful things, such as a battle
between Solomon's army of Jinn (spirit beings) and men, birds,
and ants; a battle between vultures and elephants; Jews transformed
into apes for breaking the Sabbath; and God telling Moses to
kill a cow and hit a dead man with it so he can revive, identify
his killer, and die again. In extra-Koranic writings, Muhammad
said that upon awakening one must blow his nose three times to
rid himself of the devil, who spends the night in a man's nostrils
(Sahih Bukhari IV, 516; Muslim I, 462), that yawning is from
Satan (Bukhari IV, 509), that if a Muslim falls asleep praying,
Satan urinates in his ears (Bukhari II:245), and people who pray
with their eyes lifted toward heaven might have their eyes snatched
away (Muslim I, 863).
- In Muhammad's day, there was a temple in Mecca containing
360 idols, one of which was Al-ilah or Allah, which had been
recognized as the chief god of Muhammad's tribe for centuries.
It was the moon god, and Islam's sign of the crescent moon dates
back to ancient Babylon and the idolatrous city states that spread
across Mesopotamia after the Flood. The moon god was the chief
god of Ur of the Chaldees where Abraham grew up (Leonard Woolley,
Ur of the Chaldees, p. 175). The moon god was the chief god of
ancient Sheba in southern Arabia, where the queen of Sheba hailed
from. The moon god was known variously as Almaqah, Ilmaqah, Ilumquh,
Wadd, Amm, and Sin. Two moon god temples have been excavated
in Marib, the ancient capital of Sheba. The Bar'an Temple dates
to the 2nd millennium BC ("Marib Governorate," Yementourism.com),
which takes us back to a few hundred years after the Tower of
- The crescent can be traced through all of the ancient kingdoms,
including Assyria, Babylon, Persia, Greece, and Rome. The crescent
is still the sign of the moon god in Hinduism. In Nepal, the
name of the moon god is Chandra, and his sign the crescent appears
on Nepal's flag and coins.
- E.M. Wherry, who translated a standard edition of the Quran,
said that in pre-Islamic times Allah-worship, as well as the
worship of Baal, were both involved in the worship of the sun,
the moon, and the stars (A Comprehensive Commentary on the Quran,
1973, p. 36). http://www.wayoflife.org/index_files/basic_facts_abouts_islam.html
- THE SCHOLARLY CLIMATE OF THE KING JAMES BIBLE
- March 11, 2015 - The following is excerpted from The Glorious
History of the King James Bible. For more information on this
book by David Cloud see the end of this report.
- By the early seventeenth century, when the King James Bible
was completed, knowledge of biblical languages was at an apex
in many important ways. Realizing that this view is contrary
to that held by most contemporary scholars, we invite you to
consider our reasons for making this statement. Consider the
following descriptions of that time, which has been called a
period which was remarkable both in its wealth of eruditional
effort and in the significance of its concentration of deepest
learning on the Bible centre.
- The following is from The Cambridge History of English and
American Literature, 190721:
- LARGE PORTIONS OF THE SCRIPTURES WERE KNOWN BY HEART,
NOT ONLY BY MINISTERS, BUT, ALSO, BY THE LAITY, AND EVEN BY CHILDREN,
who were also well drilled in Foxes Book of Martyrs and
other histories of persecutions. Whilst French Huguenot children
were trained, Spartanlike, to look forward to dying for the faith,
English children, from the earliest age, were disciplined in
prayer, in reading books of devotion and in the close knowledge
of Bible histories and Bible doctrine. ... Hence, we notice psychologically,
THERE WERE DEVELOPED ENORMOUS INDUSTRY IN LEARNING, endurance
in listening to preachers and teachers, tenacious memory and
the power of visualising and concentrating the thoughts on Bible
heroes, Bible stories, Bible language and Bible aspirations.
Scripture students were indefatigable workers. Bishop Morton
was at his studies before four oclock in the morning, even
after he was 80 years of age. Matthew Poole rose at three or
four oclock, ate a raw egg at eight or nine, another at
twelve and continued his studies till late in the afternoon.
Sir Matthew Hale, for many years, studied sixteen hours a day.
For several years John Owen did not allow himself more than four
hours sleep. FEATS OF MEMORY ARE AS REMARKABLE FOR THEIR
FREQUENCY AS FOR THEIR COMPREHENSIVENESS, AND WERE PRACTISED
FROM EARLY CHILDHOOD in the repeating of sermons, in the learning
of Latin grammar and in almost every academic discipline. Moreover,
the number of references to memory testifies to the conscious
cultivation of the art. ... In short, the scholarship and learning
of this period, by their direct bearing upon the Bible, permeated
and transfigured the national life in a rare degree, giving it,
in spite of all its excesses and deficiencies, A STRENUOUSNESS,
SOBRIETY, AND, ON THE WHOLE, A SINCERITY, PROBABLY NEVER SO LARGELY
SUSTAINED, BY BOOK LEARNING, IN ANY AGE, and rarely in any country
(The Cambridge History of English and American Literature, Vol.
VII, Cavalier and Puritan, Part XIII, Scholars and Scholarship,
- AFTER NUN RAPE, INDIA CARDINAL SAYS PROTECT HUMANS, NOT JUST
- 3.18.2015 - NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The head of India's Catholic
bishops, speaking out after a nun was raped in the east of the
country last week, has said the country should be as concerned
about the welfare of its people as it is about its cows.
- After nun rape, India cardinal says protect humans, not just
cows. The comments appeared directed against hardline Hindu nationalists
who have stirred up animosity against India's Christian and Muslim
minorities, while successfully lobbying for tougher laws against
killing cows. Cows are considered sacred by many Indians, but
beef is eaten by some poor and lower-caste Hindus as well as
by Christians and Muslims. Campaigns to protect cattle are often
used to vilify religious minorities.
- "The country has a responsibility towards all of us
every human being and not just cows," Cardinal
Baselios Cleemis told journalists. The comments, reported in
newspapers on Wednesday, were confirmed by his office.
- The western state of Maharashtra banned the selling of beef
in February and the northern state of Haryana has since imposed
stringent penalties for cow slaughter. http://news.yahoo.com/nun-rape-india-cardinal-says-protect-humans-not-143659747.html
- CHRISTIAN RADIO: MORE BILINGUAL YOUNG PEOPLE MEANS U.S. IS
'NO LONGER ONE NATION UNDER GOD'
- Seeded by Soph0571 - FAVICONRaw Story - Mar 14, 2015 - American
Family Association radio host Bryan Fischer attacked the idea
of bilingualism on Friday, calling it a punishment from God,
Right Wing Watchreported. I believe Gods judgement
is beginning to settle in on this land in the form of linguistic
isolation, he said on his show. If youre gonna
carry out any kind of project together, youve got to speak
the same language. Otherwise you cant communicate. You
cant even examine the same set of plans. You cant
even evaluate a mission statement unless youre talking
the same language. Fischer was upset over a report saying
that more than 50 percent of Los Angeles residents between the
ages of 18 and 34 speak a language other than English in their
homes while speaking English outside of it. You know what
this means, ladies and gentlemen we are losing the ability
to talk to each other, Fischer complained. Were
losing the ability to communicate with each other. And this means
that were on the road to no longer being one nation under
God, indivisible. No longer one nation, no longer indivisible,
and in many ways no longer under God.
- Instead, he said, the idea that people could speak more than
one language was fracturing the U.S. into subcultures.
Were no longer a melting pot. Were now a word
salad, he said. http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2015/03/christian-radio-host-more-
- MAJOR NEW MEDIA BEGIN PROMOTING PETRUS ROMANUS AS THE MAN
- Who Can End International Strife By Uniting Christians, Muslims,
Jews, Mormons & Other Faiths Into One God For Global Religion
- March 12, 2015 by SkyWatch Editor - Can Pope Francis prevent
a holy war?
- BY GARRY WILLS - washingtonpost.com - POPE IN TURKEY: Pope
Francis waves to journalists as he stands by Istanbul Mufti Rahmi
Yaran during his trip to the Muslim nation last November. Emrah
Gurel / AP