CHURCH / PLURALISM
- Our God whom we serve is
able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will
deliver us out of thine hand, O king.
- "Nebuchadnezzar the king
made an image of gold, whose height was threescore cubits, and
the breadth thereof six cubits: he set it up in the plain of
Dura, in the province of Babylon.
- Then Nebuchadnezzar the king sent to gather together
the princes, the governors, and the captains, the judges, the
treasurers, the counsellors, the sheriffs, and all the rulers
of the provinces, to come to the dedication of the image which
Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up.
- Then the princes, the governors, and captains, the
judges, the treasurers, the counsellors, the sheriffs, and all
the rulers of the provinces, were gathered together unto the
dedication of the image that Nebuchadnezzar the king had set
up; and they stood before the image that Nebuchadnezzar had set
- Then an herald cried aloud, To you it is commanded,
O people, nations, and languages, That at what time ye hear the
sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, dulcimer,
and all kinds of musick, ye fall down and worship the golden
image that Nebuchadnezzar the king hath set up: And whoso falleth
not down and worshippeth shall the same hour be cast into the
midst of a burning fiery furnace.
- Therefore at that time, when all the people
heard the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery,
and all kinds of musick, all the people, the nations, and the
languages, fell down and worshipped the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar
the king had set up. Wherefore at that time certain Chaldeans
came near, and accused the Jews. They spake and said to the king
Nebuchadnezzar, O king, live for ever. Thou, O king, hast made
a decree, that every man that shall hear the sound of the cornet,
flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, and dulcimer, and all kinds of
musick, shall fall down and worship the golden image: And whoso
falleth not down and worshippeth, that he should be cast into
the midst of a burning fiery furnace.
- There are certain Jews whom thou hast
set over the affairs of the province of Babylon, Shadrach, Meshach,
and Abednego; these men, O king, have not regarded thee: they
serve not thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast
- Then Nebuchadnezzar in his
rage and fury commanded to bring Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego.
Then they brought these men before the king. Nebuchadnezzar spake
and said unto them, Is it true, O Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego,
do not ye serve my gods, nor worship the golden image which I
have set up?
- Now if ye be ready that at what time ye hear the
sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, and dulcimer,
and all kinds of musick, ye fall down and worship the image which
I have made; well: but if ye worship not, ye shall be cast the
same hour into the midst of a burning fiery furnace; and who
is that God that shall deliver you out of my hands? Shadrach,
Meshach, and Abednego, answered and said to the king, O Nebuchadnezzar,
we are not careful to answer thee in this matter. If it be so,
our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning
fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king."
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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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- The Cephas
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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
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- 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
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TETLOW AND ROGER OAKLAND
- Brad Myers co-author of Queen
of All The marian apparitions' plan to unite all religions under
the Roman Catholic Church http://www.eternal-productions.org/PDFS/Queen.pdf
- I would like to inform you
of a new end times audio drama that exposes the coming ET and
Marian deception by Jim Tetlow and myself with the help of many
people. It is called 'The Coming Global Transformation.' http://www.thecomingglobaltransformation.org/scene5.html
- DAVID CLOUD WRITES: WHAT KEEPS ME ENCOURAGED
July 4, 2014 - This is a deeply troubled world, and the Bible
says that things are going to get worse before they get better.
But Bible believers have a thousand reasons to be encouraged
every day. It is not Gods will that we fret or fear. We
possess a sure hope of eternal life in Jesus Christ. We are children
of the living God. We serve the One who said, My yoke
is easy, and my burden is light. One of His commandments
is to rejoice in the Lord alway. A God who
commands His people to rejoice alway, who wants His people to
be happy, is a good God! We live in dark and confused times,
but we dont walk in darkness and confusion. We have the
bright light of Gods holy Word, and we know the end
of the story. Islam will not take over the world or destroy
Israel. Life will not become extinct through man-made global
warming. The church age will continue to progress toward its
prophesied end at the Rapture of New Testament saints. Until
then, the focus of every child of God and every assembly should
be on the fulfillment of the Lords Commission in Matthew
28:18-20. He has promised, Lo I am with you alway, even
unto the end of the world (Mat. 28:20).
Scorners will increase, and apostasy will spread in perilous
times, but the Spirit of God will continue to restrain the mystery
of iniquity and save souls and comfort saints until God is good
and ready for this age to end, for it is He who changes the times
and the seasons and removes kings and sets up kings. When the
Restrainer is taken out of the way, the Antichrist will rise
out of the old Roman Empire as a brilliant, charismatic leader
and an unprecedented diplomat. He will seemingly solve the Middle
East crisis with a peace covenant affecting Israel. The
Third Temple will be rebuilt. The world will cry, Peace
and safety, but then sudden destruction will come upon
them (1 Th. 5:3).
There shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there
was a nation even to that same time (Dan. 12:1). Gods
judgments will fall. The Antichrist will set himself up as God
and force the world to worship him on pain of death. No one will
be able to buy or sell without his mark. This time of unprecedented
trouble will last a few years only, and Jesus Christ will return
as He promised. Those of us who know Him, are looking for the
uppertaker, not the undertaker. We are strangers and pilgrims
in this present world. Our citizenship is in heaven where Christ
sits at the right hand of God. And thats only the tip of
the blessing iceberg! Pray tell, why should I be discouraged?
If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which
are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set
your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. For
ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. When Christ,
who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with
him in glory (Col. 3:1-4). http://www.wayoflife.org
- DON'T MISS THIS SERMON
- YOU WILL BE BLESSED!!
- HELL HAS COME TO EARTH
- The Most Terrifying Statement Ever Uttered For Christians
Video is only 3:40 minutes long, but this short, heartfelt statement
made in the video below by Paul Washer is the most terrifying
a Christian can hear, because it is the truth, it is what we
are seeing play out right this second across the globe and it
is the final plan being fulfilled by the Illuminati, according
to the videographer that uploaded it.
Every person of faith should hear it, share it, hammer it home
to those that are unaware, asleep, not paying attention
all they have to do is look at the news to see that every single
word uttered is happening now, as you read this, as you listen
and it is not being addressed by church leaders in any meaningful
way. The Illuminati will make Christianity Illegal and Persecute
and Kill Followers of Christ!
- GOD HAVE MERCY ON THESE HORRIFIC KILLERS THEY KNOW NOT WHAT
- OF THE CHRISTIANS WHO FLED MOST ALL WERE MURDERED OR BURIED
ALIVE. THEIR ENEMIES DID NOT WISH TO WASTE AMMUNITION
- Buried Alive! Hundreds of Yazidi Women and Children Found
In ISIS Mass Grave!
- PRAISE THE LORD SATAN CANNOT KILL THE BELIEVERS' SPIRITS.
WHEN THEY BECAME BORN AGAIN BELIEVERS IN CHRIST JESUS THEY DIED
TO THEMSELVES ALREADY. "There is therefore now no condemnation
to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after
the flesh, but after the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit
of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from
the law of sin and death. For what the law could not do,
in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son
in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in
the flesh: That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled
in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the
Spirit. For they that are after the flesh do mind the things
of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of
the Spirit. For to be carnally minded is death; but to be
spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal
mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law
of God, neither indeed can be. So then they that are in the
flesh cannot please God. (Romans 8:1-8) "Who
shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation,
or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril,
or sword? As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all
the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter."
- WHAT HAPPENS TO THE KILLERS IF THEY DON'T REPENT? REPENTANCE
IS DEPENDENT ON GOD'S WILLINGNESS TO FORGIVE BY REMOVING THE
DELUSION "And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness
in them that perish; because they received not the love of
the truth, that they might be saved.And for this cause
God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe
a lie:" (2 Thessalonians 2:10,11)
- "And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not
find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them."
(Revelation 9:6) "But the fearful,
and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and
whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall
have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone:
which is the second death." (Revelation
- SCRIPTURE STUDY:
- 1 Peter 1:17-22 "And
if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth
according to every man's work, pass the time of your sojourning
here in fear: Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed
with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation
received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious
blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:
Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world,
but was manifest in these last times for you, Who by him do believe
in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory;
that your faith and hope might be in God. Seeing ye have purified
your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned
love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure
- Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary (kjv):
- 1Pe 1:17
- ...17. if ye call
on-- that is, "seeing that ye call on," for all
the regenerate pray as children of God, "Our Father who
art in heaven" (Mt 6:9; Lu 11:2).
- the Father-- rather, "Call upon as Father Him
who without acceptance of persons (Ac 10:34;
Ro 2:11; Jas 2:1, not accepting
the Jew above the Gentile, 2Ch 19:7; Lu 20:21; properly said
of a judge not biassed in judgment by respect of persons)
judgeth," &c. The Father judgeth by His Son, His Representative,
exercising His delegated authority (Joh 5:22).
This marks the harmonious and complete unity of the Trinity.
- work--Each man's work is one complete whole, whether
good or bad. The particular works of each are manifestations
of the general character of his lifework, whether it was of faith
and love whereby alone we can please God and escape condemnation.
- pass-- Greek, "conduct yourselves during."
sojourning-- The outward state of the Jews in their dispersion
is an emblem of the sojourner-like state of all believers in
this world, away from our true Fatherland.
- fear-- reverential, not slavish. He who is your Father,
is also your Judge-- a thought which may well inspire reverential
fear. THEOPHYLACT observes, A double fear is mentioned in Scripture:
(1) elementary, causing one to become serious; (2) perfective:
the latter is here the motive by which Peter urges them as sons
of God to be obedient. Fear is not here opposed to assurance,
but to carnal security: fear producing vigilant caution lest
we offend God and backslide. "Fear and hope flow from the
same fountain: fear prevents us from falling away from hope"
[BENGEL]. Though love has no fear IN it, yet in our present state
of imperfect love, it needs to have fear going ALONG WITH It
as a subordinate principle. This fear drowns all other fears.
The believer fears God, and so has none else to fear. Not to
fear God is the greatest baseness and folly. The martyrs' more
than mere human courage flowed from this.The magnitude of this
"salvation" is proved by the earnestness with which
"prophets" and even "angels" searched into
it. Even from the beginning of the world this salvation has been
testified to by the Holy Spirit. ..
there is no Greek article, yet English Version is right, "the
prophets" generally (including all the Old Testament inspired
authors), as "the angels" similarly refer to them in
- 1Pe 1:18
......18 Vain conversation;
vain life; their vain reliance on the ceremonies of the law and
the traditions of the father. It may be the duty of persons to
change their religion although it has come down to them from
their ancestors, and is supported by ancient traditions; and
in many cases, unless they do change it, they will lose their
19. precious-- of inestimable value. The Greek order
is, "With precious blood, as of a lamb without blemish (in
itself) and without spot (contracted by contact with others),
(even the blood) of Christ." Though very man, He remained
pure in Himself ("without blemish"), and uninfected
by any impression of sin from without ("without spot"),
which would have unfitted Him for being our atoning Redeemer:
so the passover lamb, and every sacrificial victim; so too, the
Church, the Bride, by her union with Him. As Israel's redemption
from Egypt required the blood of the paschal lamb, so our redemption
from sin and the curse required the blood of Christ; "foreordained" (1Pe 1:20)
from eternity, as the passover lamb was taken up on the tenth
day of the month.
20. God's eternal foreordination of Christ's redeeming
sacrifice, and completion of it in these last times for us, are
an additional obligation on us to our maintaining a holy walk,
considering how great things have been thus done for us. Peter's
language in the history corresponds with this here: an undesigned
coincidence and mark of genuineness. Redemption was no afterthought,
or remedy of an unforeseen evil, devised at the time of its arising.
God's foreordaining of the Redeemer refutes the slander that,
on the Christian theory, there is a period of four thousand years
of nothing but an incensed God. God chose us in Christ before
the foundation of the world (Eph 1:4).
manifest-- in His incarnation in the fulness of the
time. He existed from eternity before He was manifested.
.....in these last times--
1Co 10:11, "the ends of the
world." This last dispensation, made up of "times"
marked by great changes, but still retaining a general unity,
stretches from Christ's ascension to His coming to judgment.
21. by him-- Compare "the faith which is by Him,"
Ac 3:16. Through Christ: His Spirit,
obtained for us in His resurrection and ascension, enabling us
to believe. This verse excludes all who do not "by Him believe
in God," and includes all of every age and clime that do.
Literally, "are believers in God." "To believe
IN (Greek, 'eis') God"
expresses an internal trust: "by believing to love God,
going INTO Him, and cleaving to Him, incorporated into His members.
By this faith the ungodly is justified, so that thenceforth faith
itself begins to work by love" [P. LOMBARD]. To believe
ON (Greek, "epi," or dative case) God expresses the
confidence, which grounds itself on God, reposing on Him. "Faith
IN (Greek, 'en') His blood" (Ro 3:25)
implies that His blood is the element IN which faith has its
proper and abiding place. Compare with this verse, 1Pe
1:21; Ac 20:21, "Repentance toward (Greek, 'eis,'
'into,' turning towards and going into) God and faith toward
(Greek, 'eis,' 'into') Christ": where, as there is but one
to both repentance and faith, the two are inseparably joined
as together forming one truth; where "repentance" is,
there "faith" is; when one knows God the Father spiritually,
then he must know the Son by whom alone we can come to the Father.
In Christ we have life: if we have not the doctrine of Christ,
we have not God. The only living way to God is through Christ
and His sacrifice.
that raised him-- The raising of Jesus by God is the special
ground of our "believing": (1) because by it God declared
openly His acceptance of Him as our righteous substitute; (2)
because by it and His glorification He received power, namely,
the Holy Spirit, to impart to His elect "faith": the
same power enabling us to believe as raised
Him from the dead. Our faith must not only be IN Christ, but
BY and THROUGH Christ. "Since in Christ's resurrection and
consequent dominion our safety is grounded, there 'faith' and
'hope' find their stay" [CALVIN].
that your faith and hope might be in God-- the object
and effect of God's raising Christ. He states what was the actual
result and fact, not an exhortation, except indirectly. Your
faith flows from His resurrection; your hope from God's having
"given Him glory" (compare 1Pe 1:11,
"glories"). Remember God's having raised
and glorified Jesus as the anchor of your faith and hope in God,
and so keep alive these graces. Apart from Christ we could have
not believed and hoped in God. Compare 1Pe
1:3,7-9,13, on hope in connection with faith; love
is introduced in 1Pe 1:22.
22. purified . . . in obeying the truth--Greek, "in
your (or 'the') obedience of (that is, 'to') the truth (the Gospel
way of salvation)," that is, in the fact of your believing.
Faith purifies the heart as giving it the only pure motive, love
to God (Ac 15:9; Ro 1:5, "obedience to
through the Spirit-- omitted in the oldest manuscripts.
The Holy Spirit is the purifier by bestowing the obedience of
faith (1Pe 1:2; 1Co 12:3).
unto-- with a view to: the proper result of the purifying
of your hearts by faith. "For what end must we lead a chaste
life? That we may thereby be saved? No: but for this, that we
may serve our neighbor" [LUTHER].
unfeigned-- 1Pe 2:1-2, "laying
aside . . . hypocrisies . . . sincere."
love of the brethren-- that is, of Christians. Brotherly
love is distinct from common love. "The Christian loves
primarily those in Christ; secondarily, all who might be in Christ,
namely, all men, as Christ as man died for all, and as he hopes
that they, too, may become his Christian brethren" [STEIGER].
BENGEL remarks that as here, so in 2Pe 1:5-7,
"brotherly love" is preceded by the purifying graces,
"faith, knowledge, and godliness," &c. Love to
the brethren is the evidence of our regeneration and justification
love one another-- When the purifying by faith into love
of the brethren has formed the habit, then the act follows, so
that the "love" is at once habit and act.
with a pure heart-- The oldest manuscripts read, "(love)
from the heart."
fervently-- Greek, "intensely": with all the
powers on the stretch (1Pe 4:8).
"Instantly" (Ac 26:7).
- TWO CONSTITUTIONS IN THE UNITED STATES.
- 1st was suspended in favor of a Vatican Corporation in 1871
- Pope meeting with
the board of directors of The Vatican Bank
- Since 1871 the United States president and the United States
Congress has been playing politics under a different set of rules
and policies. The American people do not know that there are
two Constitutions in the United States. The first penned by the
leaders of the newly independent states of the United States
in 1776. On July 4, 1776, the people claimed their independence
from Britain and Democracy was born. And for 95 years the United
States people were free and independent. That freedom ended in
1871 when the original Constitution for the united states
for America was changed to the THE CONSTITUTION OF
THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.[...] [A PICTURE OF OBAMA
ON THEIR PAGE: POTUS Obama at the Vatican Corporate headquarters]
POTUS is the Chief Executive (president) of the Corporation of
the United States operating as any other CEO of the corporation
governs w/a Board of Directors (cabinet officials) and
managers (Senators/Congress) Obama as others before him is POTUS
- operating as vassal king taking orders once again
from The City of London through the RIIA (Royal Institute
of Intl Affairs). The Illuminati (founded by the The Society
of Jesus or Jesuits, the largest Roman Catholic Religious Military
Order headed by the Black Pope) created the Royal Institute
of International Affairs (RIIA) in 1919. The American equivalent
to the RIIA is the Council of Foreign Relations (CFR). The RIIA
and CFR set up Round Table Groups (based on the King Arthur myths).
- POPE FRANCIS AND THE NEW VALUES DEBATE
- John Gehring @gehringdc - Aug. 4, 2014 - Pope Francis may
soon visit the U.S. to attend the World Meeting of Families.
His visit would present a unique opportunity to have a conversation
about families that moves past the usual culture war flash points.
By Taboola - Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia broke
some big news recently when he announced that Pope Francis would
make his first trip to the United States next September. While
the Vatican has not officially confirmed the visit, its
widely expected the pope will attend a Philadelphia conference
focused on families with possible stops at the United Nations
and in Washington. This papal trip is shaping up to be a blockbuster
worth watching for anyone who cares about the intersection of
religion and politics.
A broader values debate The Religious Right has long dominated
the values debate in the United States. Evangelical and conservative
Catholic leaders built a formidable alliance in the 1970s and
1980s that became a major force in electoral politics. The Catholic
activist Paul Weyrich teamed up with Rev. Jerry Falwell of the
Moral Majority to fight liberalizing cultural trends and paved
a path that helped Ronald Reagan win the White House in 1980.
George W. Bush built on this model in 2000 and 2004 by operating
what is often regarded as the most sophisticated religious outreach
strategy in memory. His circle of Catholic advisors served as
an informal kitchen cabinet during his presidency. While the
old lions of the Religious Right have died or lost influence
and a new generation of progressive religious activists
are finding our voice Christian culture warriors like
Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council and some outspoken
Catholic bishops still shape a faith in politics narrative usually
focused on a narrow range of sexual issues that overshadow Christianitys
broad social justice claims.[...]
- Francis Effect on the U.S. Church? During the
three and a half decades that Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict
XVI led the Catholic Church, a network of influential U.S conservatives
the late Fr. Richard John Neuhaus of First Things, George
Weigel of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, Michael Novak
of the American Enterprise Institute and Robert George of Princeton
University filtered church teaching through an ideological
prism that baptized the Iraq war, made an idol of unfettered
markets and radically narrowed Catholic identity to a scorecard
that aligned neatly with the Republican Partys agenda.
- Archbishop Chaput of Philadelphia, who will be the first
to greet Pope Francis when his plane touches down next fall,
is regarded as the new intellectual leader of the culture warrior
camp. While Pope Francis made headlines for saying it was not
his place to judge gays and lesbians, Chaput once defended a
pastor for his refusal to enroll two girls, ages 5 and 3, in
a Denver Catholic school after it became known their parents
were lesbians. He has blasted progressive Catholic organizations
as doing a disservice to the church, and in the 2004
presidential election emerged as one of a small cadre of bishops
who argued that a candidates position on abortion should
trump all other issues for Catholic voters. Whole story: http://time.com/3079417/pope-francis-and-the-new-values-debate/
- POPE FRANCIS SAYS THAT "ALL RELIGIONS ARE TRUE"
AND "ADAM AND EVE ARE A FABLE"
- Pope Francis, Religions 8:56 AM PICTURE pope-pact.jpg
For the last six months, Catholic cardinals, bishops and theologians
have been deliberating in Vatican City, discussing the future
of the church and redefining long-held Catholic doctrines and
dogmas. The Third Vatican Council, is undoubtedly the largest
and most important since the Second Vatican Council was concluded
in 1962. Pope Francis convened the new council to finally
finish the work of the Second Vatican Council. While some
traditionalists and conservative reactionaries on the far right
have decried these efforts, they have delighted progressives
around the world. The Third Vatican Council concluded today with
Pope Francis announcing that Catholicism is now a modern
and reasonable religion, which has undergone evolutionary changes.
The time has come to abandon all intolerance. We must recognize
that religious truth evolves and changes. Truth is not absolute
or set in stone. Even atheists acknowledge the divine. Through
acts of love and charity the atheist acknowledges God as well,
and redeems his own soul, becoming an active participant in the
redemption of humanity.
Through humility, soul searching, and prayerful contemplation
we have gained a new understanding of certain dogmas. The church
no longer believes in a literal hell where people suffer. This
doctrine is incompatible with the infinite love of God. God is
not a judge but a friend and a lover of humanity.God seeks not
to condemn but only to embrace. Like the fable of Adam and Eve,
we see hell as a literary device. Hell is merely a metaphor for
the isolated soul, which like all souls ultimately will be united
in love with God Pope Francis declared.
- POPE FRANCIS MET WITH THE HEAD OF THE FAMILY - THE SECRETIVE
POLITICIANS BASED IN DC TOWNHOUSE
- By Betty Clermont - Follow for Street Prophets - On June
5, Pope Francis met in private with Doug Coe, one of the most
influential evangelicals in the US and head of the Family, tea-party
ally Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) and former U.S. Interior Secretary
Dirk Kempthorne who served under Bush 43 amid unprecedented scandal.
Their goal is a worldwide invisible organization
The core issue is capitalism and power. The Family has
connections with businessmen in the oil and aerospace industries,
the CIA, Pentagon and Department of Defense according to Jeff
Sharlet, investigative journalist and author of The Family: The
Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power. Their friends
Salvadoran general Carlos Eugenios Vides Casanova, convicted
by a Florida jury for the torture of thousands.
Honduran general Gustavo Alvarez Martinez, a minister
also linked to the CIA and death squads
Omar al-Bashir, the president of oil-rich Sudan, indicted
for genocide in the International Criminal Court
Yoweri Museveni, president of Uganda, which recently enacted
the Anti-Homosexuality Bill mandating the death penalty for some
- General Sani Abacha, dictator of Nigeria, the US's fourth-largest
supplier of petroleum. Abacha was known for two qualities:
the greed that led him to steal $3 billion from his country,
and the ruthlessness that made that theft possible. His execution
of dissident writer Ken Saro-Wiwa in 1995 made international
Sen. Mike Lee was Sen. Ted Cruzs right-hand man throughout
the 16-day government shutdown.
- In February, Lee and Cruz introduced S. 2024, the State Marriage
Defense Act which respects the definition of marriage held
by the people of each state and protects states from the federal
governments efforts to force any other definition upon
- Lee joined Cruz and Palin at a Liberty Rally
on April 24 and agreed to raise money together with Cruz through
a new joint fundraising account with Cruz. When 46 Senate
Democrats cosponsored legislation to reverse the Supreme Courts
Burwell v. Hobby Lobby decision, on July 16 Cruz accused Democrats
of "declaring war against the Catholic Church." Under
Dirk Kempthornes supervision, something akin to a
secret society residing within the Interior Department was colluding
to undermine the protection of endangered wildlife and covering
for one anothers misdeeds, Rep. Nick J. Rahall II,
chairman of the House Natural Resources stated. Continued:
- ANTI CHRIST! POPE FRANCIS SAYS 'PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH
JESUS IS DANGEROUS'
- Published on Jul 5, 2014 - Pope Francis described as "dangerous"
the temptation to believe that one can have "a personal,
direct, immediate relationship with Jesus Christ without communion
with and the mediation of the church.
At his weekly general audience Wednesday, Pope Francis continued
his series of audience talks about the CHURCH, telling an estimated
33,000 people that there is no such thing as "do-it-yourself"
Christians or "free agents" when it comes to faith.
- THE POPE IS CONSIDERED TO BE A HERETIC
- THE POPE WAS SENTENCED TO LIFE IN PRISON
- ALONG WITH OTHERS ON JULY 22, 2014
- POPE STRIKES 'MONSIGNOR' TITLE FOR MOST PRIESTS IN KEEPING
WITH HUMBLE AIMS
VATICAN CITY Pope Francis has done away with the honorific
title "monsignor" for all but a few priests, further
evidence of his desire for priests to be simple, humble servants.
The Vatican's Secretary of State sent a letter to its embassies
asking them to inform bishops' conferences of the change. From
now on, the Vatican reported Tuesday, only diocesan priests who
are "chaplains of the Holy Father," can use the honorific,
and then only after they turn 65.
Bishops, vicars and archbishops still get to be called "monsignor"
and Holy See officials will have the title if their office warrants
- POPE: WHEN FAITH BECOMES AN IDEOLOGY, IT CAN MAKE CHRISTIANS
HOSTILE & ARROGANT
- TWO MUSLIM GIRLS ASKED QUESTION OF A CHRISTIAN POPE ABOUT
GOD, THE FATHER & THE SON & THE HOLY SPIRIT 1+1+1=1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRebJHExa5E
NEWS HEADLINE: POPE FRANCIS IS GAY FRIENDLY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rDhZN3Kufk
POPE FRANCIS CALLS FOR END TO 'OBSESSION' WITH HOMOSEXUALITY,
POPE FRANCIS LABELS CAPITALISM "NEW TYRANNY", BUT IS
IT MORE THAN RHETORIC?
NEW POPE FRANCIS "THE MOST CORRUPT VATICAN SINCE THE BORGIAS"
HOW THE VATICAN CONTROLLED CIA CREATED AL QAEDA
- POPE FRANCIS HAS LAMENTED THE ABANDONING OF THE TRADITIONALLY
CHRISTIAN PRACTICE OF NOT WORKING ON SUNDAYS HAS A NEGATIVE IMPACT
ON FAMILIES AND FRIENDSHIPS.
- CAMPOBASSO, Italy (AP) [...] Francis on Saturday traveled
to Molise, an agricultural region in the heart of southern Italy
where unemployment is chronically high. While he said poor people
need jobs to have dignity, he indicated that opening stores and
other businesses on Sundays as a way to create jobs wasn't beneficial
- Francis said the priority should be "not economic but
human," and that the stress should be on families and friendships,
not commercial relationships. He added: "Maybe it's time
to ask ourselves if working on Sundays is true freedom Continued:
- CARDINAL O'MALLEY: POPE FRANCIS KNOWS IMMIGRANTS ARE THE
FUTURE OF THE CHURCH
- June 4, 2014 - As the United States and Europe try to cope
with a flood of immigrants, many of them children, Pope Francis
and Bostons Cardinal OMalley work for an end to globalized
indifference. NEW YORK CITY, United States The children
are coming, illegally and alone, and they are coming by the tens
of thousands. They are crossing the borders of the United States
and they are risking the high seas to reach Europe. They trust
their lives to criminalsto smugglers and traffickers. Many
are effectively enslaved. Many do not survive.
On Monday, President Barack Obama issued a memorandum meant to
address the urgent humanitarian situation on the
southwest border where the number of children from Mexico and
Central America trying to cross without their parents may reach
60,000 this year. On the waters of the Mediterranean, each summer
brings tide after tide of migrants from Africa, the Middle East
and Asia, but this year the wave started much earlier than usual.
About 30,000 migrants have arrived in Italy so far. Some 3,000
of them are children without their parents.
Yet for all the talk of urgency in government press releases,
this crisis is presented in oddly sanitized, depersonalized and
distant-seeming language. Obamas urgent directive
to relevant agencies calls on them to respond to the influx
of unaccompanied alien children (UAC), thus reducing terrible
suffering to a set of initials.
In fact, along the high fences and walls built around the rich
nations of the world, the poor and dispossessed. Contin'd
- MALACHI'S PROPHECY
- SENATOR SCHUMER TO RELIGIOUS AMERICANS: PICK ONE - YOUR FAITH
OR YOUR BUSINESS
July 10, 2014 - 4:13 PM - By Eric Scheiner - (CNSNews.com) -
At a press conference Thursday, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said
people with religious beliefs who disagree with the Obamacare
contraception mandate should be given a choice between living
by their faith or being allowed to form a corporation to do business.
Youre born with a religion or you adopt a religion.
You have to obey the precepts of that religion and the government
gives you a wide penumbra you dont have to form
a corporation, Schumer said.
In the Hobby Lobby case, decided last month, the Supreme Court
ruled that a closely-held family-owned corporation could not
be forced by the government to violate their Christian beliefs
by providing insurance coverage for drugs and devices that can
cause abortions. Schumer argues that the court "misapplied"
the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). http://cnsnews.com/news/article/eric-scheiner/schumer-religious-americans-pick-one-your-faith-or-your-business
- LITTLE MOSQUE ON THE PRAIRIE: WHAT MORMONS CAN LEARN FROM
- April 10, 2008 - By Andrew - What do Mormons and Muslims
have in common? A lot more than you might think. And
a popular sitcom about Muslims living in a small Canadian prairie
town offers Mormons good suggestions about how best to handle
being misunderstood and sometimes mistreated by the outside
- People have been comparing Mormons to Muslims since the days
of Joseph Smith, who was derided as an American Muhammad.
Some even have referred to Mormonism as the Islam of America.
Consider just a few of the remarkable similarities between Muslims
- Both accept the Bible as scripture as well as an additional
post-Biblical book of scripture (Koran & Book of Mormon)
brought forth by the prophet-founder of their faith (Muhammad
& Joseph Smith).
..Both religions book of post-Biblical
scripture (Koran & Book of Mormon) was intended, in part,
to correct corruptions in the Biblical text.
..The two major factions
in both religions split over the issue of succession, i.e., whether
the prophet-founders family had divine authority to succeed
the prophet-founder after his death (Sunni & Shia in Islam;
LDS & [former] RLDS in Mormonism).
- ..The faction that does not
believe in lineal succession in each religion (Sunni & LDS)
is larger than the faction that does believe in lineal succession
(Shia & [former] RLDS).
..Both believe in a pre-existence.
[Ednote: occult concept]
..Both have a health code that proscribes
..Both have patriarchal orders of
..Both struggle to overcome guilt-by-association-type
negative publicity created by individuals considered by the majority/mainstream
to be fanatics that fall outside the fold (e.g.,
Osama bin Laden & Warren Jeffs).
..Both groups receive significantly
lower favorability ratings in public opinion surveys compared
to other religious groups like Catholics and Jews..
- ..Both religions have recently
been cited as reasons not to vote for a U.S. Presidential candidate
(Mitt Romneys Mormonism & Barack Hussein Obamas
contact with Islam in his youth).
- The words Muslim and Mormon both
begin with an M and have six letters (sorry, I couldnt
- Interestingly, a Muslim co-worker told me that the first
time someone told her that he was Mormon, she thought
he was saying momin, which means good
- [Ednote: Both groups believe in polygamy.
- ..Both groups are Masonic.
- ..Both groups have non existent
- ..Both groups have attained
the highest offices in the US.: Obama, a confessed Muslim, is
President. Harry Reid, a Mormon billionaire, is U.S. Senate Majority
reject the Son of God Who gave His blood on the cross of Calvary
to save mankind. Mormons do not believe in total forgiveness.
They still believe in blood atonement. Muslims believe in Old
Testament punishment as well, an eye for an eye.]
- PRESIDENT OBAMA THANKS MUSLIMS FOR BUILDING THE VERY
FABRIC OF OUR NATION
- BY: GOVTSLAVES.INFO - A statement put out today by President
Barack Obama on the occasion of a religious holiday is raising
some eyebrows. The holiday is a Muslim one called "Eid-al-Fitr"
and the statement says:
A statement put out today by President Barack Obama on the occasion
of a religious holiday is raising some eyebrows. The holiday
is a Muslim one called Eid-al-Fitr and the statement
This last month has been a time of fasting, reflection, spiritual
renewal, and service to the less fortunate. While Eid marks the
completion of Ramadan, it also celebrates the common values that
unite us in our humanity and reinforces the obligations that
people of all faiths have to each other, especially those impacted
by poverty, conflict, and disease.
In the United States, Eid also reminds us of the many achievements
and contributions of Muslim Americans to building the very fabric
of our nation and strengthening the core of our democracy. That
is why we stand with people of all faiths, here at home and around
the world, to protect and advance their rights to prosper, and
we welcome their commitment to giving back to their communities.
The word choice here, that anyone built the very fabric
of our nation would usually sound hackneyed and overplayed
but, in this particular instance, given that the U.S.
didnt even have its first Muslim-American congressman until
2007, the peculiar word choice has left some scratching their
heads. Its not hard to see why 72% of Muslim-Americans
approve of the President, (the highest percentage out of any
- SCIENTISTS: ATHEISTS MIGHT NOT EXIST
'Metaphysical outlook may be so deeply ingrained in human thought
processes it cannot be expunged'
By Bob Unruh - Date: Sunday, 20-Jul-2014 11:04:33 - WND - For
Christian evangelist Ray Comfort, author of God Doesnt
Believe in Atheists, the idea that everyone at some core
level has a cognizance of a higher power isnt new. But
now a Hong Kong-based science writer has posted an article on
the Science20 blog under the headline Scientists discover
that atheists might not exist, and thats not a joke.
- Writer Nury Vittachi, who explains he is based at a creativity
research lab there and is fascinated by metaphysics
and the theories of the multiverse, said he has written a lot
of books, has been published by Scholastic and once was shortlisted
for a prize for a childrens book on relativity. On the
Science20 site, which was set up to modernize science communication,
publishing, collaboration and public participation, he
posts articles that are not filtered for size, and there are
no political or cultural agendas.
- Vittachi writes, provocatively, that God, if he is
around, may be amused to find that atheists might not exist.
- He cites several reasons for his suggestion, including that
scientists are becoming more and more aware that a metaphysical
outlook may be so deeply ingrained in human thought processes
that it cannot be expunged.
- He suggests something that would be concerning to atheists,
that what you actually believe is not a decision you make
for yourself. Your fundamental beliefs are decided
by much deeper levels of consciousness, and some may well be
more or less set in stone, he said. He quotes Graham Lawton
in the New Scientist, who wrote: Atheism is psychologically
impossible because of the way humans think.
to studies showing, for example, that even people who claim to
be committed atheists tacitly hold religious beliefs, such as
the existence of an immortal soul.
- Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2014/07/science-writer-atheists-might-not-exist/#yTExek2SgWwUdwky.99
- CHURCH LAWYER DETAILS COVER-UP CLAIMS ON SEX ABUSE
By RACHEL ZOLL - From Associated Press - July 15, 2014 1:33 PM
A canon lawyer alleging a widespread cover-up of clergy sex misconduct
in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has made her most
detailed claims yet, accusing archbishops and their top staff
of lying to the public and of ignoring the U.S. bishops' pledge
to have no tolerance of priests who abuse.
- Jennifer Haselberger, who spent five years as Archbishop
John Nienstedt's archivist and top adviser on Roman Catholic
church law, also charged that the church used a chaotic system
of record-keeping that helped conceal the backgrounds of guilty
priests who remained on assignment.
- Haselberger said that when she started examining records
in 2008 of clergy under restrictions over sex misconduct with
adults and children she found "nearly 20" of the 48
men still in ministry. She said she repeatedly warned Nienstedt
and his aides about the risk of these placements, but they took
action only in one case. As a result of raising alarms, she said
she was eventually shut out of meetings about priest misconduct.
She resigned last year.
- LAWSUIT: CSUN SCIENTIST FIRED AFTER SOFT TISSUE FOUND ON
- July 24, 2014 2:39 PM - LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) Attorneys
for a California State University, Northridge scientist who was
terminated from his job after discovering soft tissue on a triceratops
fossil have filed a lawsuit against the university. While at
the Hell Creek Formation excavation site in Montana, researcher
Mark Armitage discovered what he believed to be the largest triceratops
horn ever unearthed at the site, according to attorney Brad Dacus
of Pacific Justice Institute. Upon examination of the horn under
a high-powered microscope back at CSUN, Dacus says Armitage was
fascinated to find soft tissue on the sample
a discovery Bacus said stunned members of the schools biology
department and even some students because it indicates
that dinosaurs roamed the earth only thousands of years in the
past rather than going extinct 60 million years ago. Since
some creationists, like [Armitage], believe that the triceratops
bones are only 4,000 years old at most, [Armitage's] work vindicated
his view that these dinosaurs roamed the planet relatively recently,
according to the complaint (PDF) filed July 22 in Los Angeles
- NEWSPAPER FIRED EDITOR FOR CRITICIZING GAY BIBLE
- July 28, 2014 | Todd Starnes - Bob Eschliman is a Christian.
Hes also a veteran news editor. And when he decided to
write a column on his personal blog objecting to a gay-friendly
version of the Bible, Bob was unceremoniously marched out of
the Newton Daily News and shoved out the front door. After a
brief investigation, the Iowa newspaper fired Bob and then publicly
castigated him in an editorial. They accused him of compromising
the reputation of the newspaper. They said what he wrote resulted
in the loss of public trust.
So are Shaw Media and the Newton Daily News anti-Christian? Do
they employ executives who are religious bigots? Should journalists
who endorse traditional marriage simply not apply for jobs? Bob
ran afoul of the newspapers bosses by daring to criticize
the Queen James Bible website. The website sells
copies of Gods Word that have been rewritten with a gay
friendly slant. If you ask me, it sounds like the Gaystapo
is well on its way, Bob wrote. We must fight back
against the enemy. Bob wrote those words on April 28. Two
days later he was ordered into his bosss office and placed
on indefinite paid leave. On May 5 he was fired. Continued:
- GUILTY: FOR JUST BEING CHRISTIAN
Recent events in Salem, Massachusetts, reveal an ugly truth that
Christians must understand: it isn't enough to merely disagree
with leftists. They will work with every bit of force they can
muster to compel you into agreement with them.
By Kevin McCullough, OneNewsNow.com July 22, 2014 11:45 am Recent
events in Salem, Massachusetts, reveal an ugly truth that Christians
must understand: it isn't enough to merely disagree with leftists.
They will work with every bit of force they can muster to compel
you into agreement with them. The mayor of Salem, Massachusetts,
Kimberly Driscoll, is actively attempting to destroy Gordon College.
Dissatisfied with the Christian college practicing its own beliefs,
last week Driscoll began to take out her hostility against them.
The angry tone of the actions taken against the school reveals
a few things that are important for the rest of the nearly 6,400
Christian colleges in America to understand. First and foremost
- none of them are safe. Not a single one.
- SPIRITUAL FORMATION AGENDA
Three priorities for the next 30 years. Richard Foster - February
4, 2009 - Our world today cries out for a theology of spiritual
growth that has been proven to work in the midst of the harsh
realities of daily life. Sadly, many have simply given up on
the possibility of growth in character formation. Vast numbers
of well-intended folk have exhausted themselves in church work
and discovered that this did not substantively change their lives.
They found that they were just as impatient and egocentric and
fearful as when they began lifting the heavy load of church work.
Maybe more so.
Others have immersed themselves in multiple social-service projects.
But while the glow of helping others lingered for a time, they
soon realized that all their herculean efforts left little lasting
imprint on the inner life. Indeed, it often made them much worse
inwardly: frustrated and angry and bitter. Continued:
- AL-SHAM FOR "ISLAM" IS RIGHT
ISIS (throne, as in "nation-building") is "Integrated
System Improvement Services",
- working out of Fort Huachuca, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Huachuca
in "United States Army Installation Management Command",
with offices in the Ronald Reagan Building - Washington DC, USA
Ronald Reagan Building - 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue - Suite 700
- Washington, DC 20004 - 202-204-3048
and several embassies, mostly not listed at https://public.isishq.com/public/contact/defualt.aspx
Why blame Islam? Pogo explained it: "We have met the enemy,
and he is us." "The Only Thing Between Us and Them
is the Sword"
ISIS' Persecution of Iraq's Christians Intensifies Todd Daniels,
Regional Manager for the Middle East
Date Washington, D.C. (International Christian Concern) - Facing
the promise of execution if they do not embrace Islam or pay
tribute for being Christians, the remaining Christians in Mosul,
Iraq fled before the deadline of noon on Saturday, July 19. The
aim of the militant group ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham,
now shortened to Islamic State) to create an Islamic state emptied
of all Christians has moved closer to a reality.
"Nothing for Them But the Sword" In the last week,
ISIS began marking Christian homes throughout the city. The Arabic
letter "N," standing for the Arabic word "Nasrani,"
a name for Christians, was painted on Christians' homes around
Mosul, the Assyrian International News Agency (AINA) reports.
"We do not know what will happen in future days," Chaldean
Patriarch Louis Sako said. "It is clear that the result
of all this discrimination legally enforced will be the very
dangerous elimination of the possibility of co-existence between
majorities and minorities," he lamented.
Patriarch Sako's fears would be quickly realized. On Friday,
July 18, an 1,800-year-old church was set aflame, even as the
remaining Christians attempted to evacuate the city before the
deadline set for them to flee or face death expired. Continued:
ISLAMIC STATE BEHEADS 50 - PUTS THEIR HEADS ON POLES IN PUBLIC
They stated they are coming for .. http://freedomoutpost.com/2014/07/islamic-state-beheads-50-puts-heads-poles-public
- PRESIDENT OBAMA APPOINTS JESUIT FATHER THOMAS REESE TO COMMISSION
ON INTERNATIONAL RELIGIOUS FREEDOM
June 11, 2014 President Barack Obama has named Jesuit
Father Thomas J. Reese as the newest member of the United States
Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), which
serves as an advisory panel to the federal government on protecting
religious freedom abroad. Fr. Reese joins three fellow Catholics
on the commission: chairman Robert P. George, a bioethicist and
Princeton University professor; James Zogby, the founder and
president of the Arab American Institute; and Mary Ann Glendon,
a Harvard University law professor and former U.S. ambassador
to the Vatican. Former commission members include Archbishop
Charles J. Chaput, Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, Bishop William
Murphy and Most Reverend Ricardo Ramírez.
Religious freedom is a fundamental human right of every
person on earth, Fr. Reese wrote in his latest column,
Faith and Justice, for the National Catholic Reporter.
It is easy to forget about religious freedom when policymakers
are so focused on national security, economic issues and other
human rights that religious freedom is forgotten, he wrote.
Fr. Reese, who will serve a two-year term on the commission,
is currently a senior analyst for the National Catholic Reporter.
Previously, he served as a senior fellow at the Woodstock Theological
Center at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., from 2006
to 2013 and from 1988 to 1998, after first joining the Center
as a visiting fellow in 1985. He was editor-in-chief of America
magazine from 1998 to 2005 and an associate editor from 1978
to 1985. Fr. Reese entered the Society of Jesus in 1962 and was
ordained in 1974. He received a bachelors degree and a
masters degree from Saint Louis University, a Master of
Divinity degree from the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley
and a Ph.D. in political science from the University of California,
- THE AEROBIC CENTER OF THE ORAL ROBERTS UNIVERSITY CAMPUS
JOINS LIVING WELL MINISTRIES TO OFFER HATHA YOGA FOR THE 2014
- Living Well Minstries is based in Tulsa, OK and practices
so called, " Christian " yoga - http://livingwellok.org/yoga/.
- Hatha Yoga - http://www.religionfacts.com/hinduism/practices/hatha_yoga.htm
quote - " The purpose of Hatha Yoga is to locate and activate
the chakras (centers of energy), thereby raising the kundalini
(dominant spiritual power). This in turn is believed to help
remove blockages (disease) in the mind and body.
- HATHA YOGA IS WHOLISTIC SPIRITUAL LIFESTYLE
- " Hatha yoga can therefore been practiced as a wholistic
spiritual lifestyle as well as a specific healing method. Of
the two we believe that the former is more important but the
best is to combine both approaches. "
- quote - " Hatha yoga is a full spiritual development
system and it is a common mistake to just isolate one or two
techniques out of this system. " http://www.siddhayoga.org/practices/hatha-yoga
quote - " Your body houses divine light. Your body is the
temple of God. The light exists in everything, in all places,
and at all times. The more you become conscious of the divine
light in your body, the greater you feel about yourself and the
greater you feel about the world you live in.
FROM COURAGE AND CONTENTMENT
- BY Gurumayi Chidvilasananda "
- WHAT IS YOGA?
- " Yoga was formed as a way to sit for hours, days, months,
maybe longer in a meditative state. Eventually, the yogi would
reach enlightenment. This enlightenment didn't turn the yogi
into a god, or even mean that they worship a god. Enlightenment
meant they reached a state of pure bliss, peace, and recognized
the inner light of the divine within them." http://tomaszgoetel.com/2013/07/15/hatha-yoga-is-it-really-a-spiritual-practice/
- " Also, equally significant, is that we hold our personal
past emotional experiences, energetically, in our bodies....
Through the practice of Yoga, in particular the breathing practices,
we can liberate these buried emotions and experience a rapid
and meaningful transformation. Our spiritual intent, fueled with
breath and powered by our will, ultimately realigns an emotionally
misaligned body. "
- CHICAGO POLICE DEPARTMENT INFORMATION VIDEOS ON HINDUISM
- Part 7 of 8 part series - https://archive.org/details/gov.doj.ncj.212664.v1.7
4 minutes 9 seconds into video discusses the Hindu greeting of
Namaste which means " I worship the divine within you. "
The Hindu greeting of Namaste is a common conduct among people
involved with yoga practices.
- THE ONLY FULL SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT THE CHILD OF GOD NEEDS
IS THE AUTHORIZED KJV HOLY SCRIPTURES ( 2 Timothy 3:15-17 / Gospel
of John 8:31-32 ) AND THE SPIRITUAL GUIDANCE OF THE HOLY GHOST
WHO IS ALSO CALLED THE SPIRIT OF TRUTH ( Gospel of John 14:26,
- This Yoga information from Oral Roberts to the Chicago Police
was sent by: 'The Lord Jesus bless you folks', Roger Huston Tulsa,
- BISHOP TONY PALMER, A SOUTH AFRICAN BISHOP WITH THE COMMUINION
OF EVANGELICAL EPISCOPAL CHURCHES, HAS PASSED AWAY AFTER
A MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT.
- Palmer gained worldwide media attention in January after
Pope Francis sent a special envoy to a Charismatic Evangelical
Leadership Conference Kenneth Copeland hosted.
- "Tony Palmer, the charismatic young preacher who enjoyed
a friendship with Pope Francis, has apparently died in a motorcycle
accident," Kathy Schiffer reported on her Seasons of Grace
blog. Not a Catholic, Palmer was a bishop in the Communion of
Evangelical Episcopal Churches.
- The Communion (referred to as the CEEC) was birthed in 1995
as a result of a more general work of the Holy Spirit among Christian
churches, in what has become known as the "Convergence Movement,"
and sometimes referred to as the "Convergence of the Streams"
renewal. This is the spiritual vision, rooted in the New Testament
revelation and the experience of the early Christians, that saw
the church as one body with many diverse and contributing parts.
Or, to put it another way: one river with many streams.
- Palmer presented a video message from the pope that went
massively viral at the Copeland-hosted conference. The message
centered on unity among Catholics and Protestants. Copeland prayed
for the pope and sent a message of his own back to Francis. Catholics
and evangelicals alike are mourning Palmer's loss.
- "I never personally met Bishop Tony Palmer. However,
I look forward to spending an eternity in the full communion
of God's love with him. I appreciated his Christian courage and
felt that his efforts were prophetic," wrote Keith Fournier,
founder and chairman of Common Good Foundation and Common Good
- "He wrote his lifeand lived his ministrywith
broad brushstrokes, seeking to reveal the fullness of God's loving
plan for the Body of Christ, the healing of the divisions and
wounds which separate those of us who share the name Christian."
- SHOCKING! Tony Palmer Dead & Irvine Baxter In Hospital!
- TONY PALMER'S DEATH!?
- By Dwane Karr - July 23, 2014 Bro. Ray McIntire - Tony Palmer,
who was friend of Pope Francis
Interesting! This is the man, Palmer, who a few months ago was
instrumental in bringing charismatics back to Rome. He uttered
the statement, Luthers protest is over! Real
Christians are not mourning Palmers death. Tony Palmer
was a false prophet. Luthers pro
test is not over.
For an exact same situation read this in Jer. 28:15-18. This
is Jeremiah delivering Gods message to a false prophet
that God is going to KILL HIM, for TEACHING REBELLION AGAINST
THE LORD! Jer.28:15 Then said the prophet Jeremiah unto
Hananiah the prophet, Hear now, Hananiah; The LORD hath not sent
thee; but thou makest this people to trust in a lie.
16 Therefore thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will cast thee from
off the face of the earth: this year thou shalt die, because
thou hast taught rebellion against the LORD.
17 So Hananiah the prophet died the same year in the seventh
- CAUSE OF DEATH: July 22, 2014 - Popes friend Bishop
Tony Palmer dies in motorcycle crash. Bishop Tony Palmer of the
Communion of Evangelical Episcopal Churches (CEEC) died in England
July 20 after his motorcycle collided with another vehicle.
OTTAWA - Pope Francis friend Bishop Tony Palmer of
the Communion of Evangelical Episcopal Churches (CEEC) died
in England July 20 after his motorcycle collided with another
- MUST SEE: THE BEAST LOSES HIS RIGHT HAND
- THE VATICAN IS READY TO MAKE A STATEMENT ON EXTRATERRESTRIAL
- Jul 23, 2014 - By Rosana Ubanell - For decades the Vatican
has convened some of the brightest minds in the scientific community
around the world to ponder the possibility of extraterrestrial
life, and to prepare a public disclosure on behalf of the Catholic
Church in case the existence of aliens is confirmed.
- SEE ALSO: Could it be aliens? Missing plane conspiracy theories
- Many scientists affirm were not far from establishing
the First Contact, given the advances made is astronomy.
Because of this, the Vatican wishes to be ready with a statement.
It might not be a easy task for the church to interpret holy
scripture - if not analyzed properlyif life is found on
other planets and man is not the only creature made in the image
- This past March the Vatican Observatory and the University
of Arizona organized a conference held in Tucson to discuss the
advances made in the search for extraterrestrial life. The conference
was inspired by the rapid discovery of planets, new findings
on the thresholds of extreme conditions at which life on Planet
Earth can survive, and new technology designed for the search
of life on exoplanets. Experts on the study of exoplanets, biologists,
companies specializing in biosciences and atmospheric science
- VISITING THE VATICAN TO PROCEED WITH THE GLOBAL CHURCH
- THE JESUIT AGENDA AND THE EVANGELICAL / PROTESTANT CHURCH
According to Bible prophecy, a one-world religion that will offer
the promise of peace throughout the world is going to commence
prior to Christs return. To most, this global body will
seem like a wonderful thing and very possibly will be a pseudo-Christianity
(coming in the name of Christ); however, contrary
to how the masses will view it, it will actually help establish
and set up the antichrist and his one- world government. In order
for this to happen, all religions must come together in an ecumenical
plan. Today, as part of this Satanic scheme, the evangelical/Protestant
church is being drawn seductively into the Roman Catholic church,
largely through what we call The Jesuit Agenda. Incredibly,
while the evidence is obvious to some, the majority of proclaiming
Christians are not at all aware it is happening. Continued: http://www.understandthetimes.org/commentary/c97.shtml
- AMERICA'S CHURCHES PLEDGE THEIR ALLEGIANCE TO THE NEW WORLD
- FORMER POPE WARNS OF VATICAN ALIEN AGENDA
Former pope Benedict XVI spread consternation in the catholic
world this morning as he claimed that a group of jesuits had
infiltrated the Vatican and were pursuing what he called an alien
- In a press conference rebroadcasted live on FM german catholic
radio station, Radio Horeb, the first pope to retire from his
position in 598 years expressed his feelings of deception as
a sinister group of members of the Vatican are pushing
on for the search for extra-terrestrial life through their
Lucifer 2 Large Binocular Telescope based at Vatican Observatory
on Mt. Graham in Tucson, USA.
- A sinister group of members of the Vatican are pushing
on for the search for extra-terrestrial life
- The Vatican made front news earlier this month when José
Gabriel Funes, an Argentine Jesuit priest and astronomer, and
the current director of the Vatican Observatory, sponsored a
major conference in collaboration with NASA entitled The Search
for Life Beyond the Solar System: Exoplanets, Biosignatures &
Instruments and announced the purchase of a new 2 M$ lens for
its Lucifer 2 Large Binocular Telescope.
- Just as there is a multiplicity of creatures on earth,
there can be other beings, even intelligent, created by God.
This is not in contrast with our faith because we cant
put limits on Gods creative freedom. Why cant we
speak of a brother extraterrestrial? It would still
be part of creation answered Vatican Observatory director,
José Gabriel Funes, when asked about the role of extra-terrestrial
life in the catholic faith.
- VATICAN SCIENTISTS CO-HOST CONFERENCE IN ARIZONA SEEKING
ALIEN LIFE IN UNIVERSE
By Megan Gannon - Published March 17, 2014 - Are we alone in
the universe? The ultimate question of life beyond Earth and
the solar system takes center stage in a science conference led
by the Vatican Observatory and a University of Arizona this week.
Nearly 200 scientists are attending the conference, called "The
Search for Life Beyond the Solar System: Exoplanets, Biosignature
& Instruments," which runs from March 16 through 21
in Tucson, Ariz. The Vatican Observatory is co-hosting the conference
with the University of Arizona's Steward Observatory.[...] The
conference is not open to the public, but NASA's Astrobiology
Institute will broadcast a live feed of the sessions. You can
learn more about the conference via its website: http://www.ebi2014.org/
- OTTAWA ARCHBISHOP AMONG RELIGIOUS URGING CPSO NOT TO VIOLATE
PHYSICIANS' CONSCIENCE RIGHTS
By Deborah Gyapong, Canadian Catholic News - August 5, 2014 -
OTTAWA - Ottawa Archbishop Terrence Prendergast, along with an
imam and a rabbi, have written a joint-intervention in favour
of physicians conscience rights. No Canadian citizen,
including any physician, should ever be disciplined or risk losing
their professional standing for conducting their work in conformity
with their most deeply held ethical or religious convictions,
wrote Prendergast, Rabbi Reuven Bulka and Imam Samy Metwally
in a July 31 letter to the College of Physicians and Surgeons
- The College had been seeking input until Aug. 5 on its policy
review entitled Physicians and the Ontario Human Rights
Code. The faith leaders wrote they are deeply disturbed
by the many negative voices that have been urging the College
to force doctors to check their ethics at the door.
With the legalization of euthanasia in Quebec and a growing
debate on the matter, we have arrived at the worst possible
time in Canadian history to turn doctors into mere mechanics
whose duty is to blindly do the bidding of their clients,
- BAPTIST AUTHOR ERGUN CANER'S SON REPORTEDLY COMMITS SUICIDE
- 7/30/2014 Jennifer LeClaire - Ergun Caner's 15-year-old son
apparently has committed suicide. Caner is president of Brewton-Parker
College in Mount Vernon, Georgia, as well as a well-known Christian
author and Baptist minister.
- Brewton-Parker released a statement consoling the Caners:
- "Our hearts are filled with great sorrow as the entire
Brewton-Parker College family grieves with its beloved president,
Dr. Ergun Caner, his wife Jill, and Drake, their youngest son
over the tragic death of their oldest son and big brother, Braxton
Paige Caner. Braxton was born March 8, 1999 in Denver, Colorado.
He came to faith in Christ at the tender age of 6 and was baptized
by his dad at the Thomas Road Baptist Church in Lynchburg, Virginia,"
the statement reads.
- "Braxton would later reaffirm his commitment to Christ
at a youth camp under the preaching of evangelist Tony Nolan.
Consequently, he began traveling with his dad and sharing his
faith on mission trips, evangelistic meetings, Bible conferences,
and youth camps in 41 states as well as foreign countries including
Kenya, Israel, Wales and the Bahamas. He was a member of the
Willow Park Baptist Church in Aledo, Texas.
- THE SUBTLE ATTEMPT TO TAKE ISRAEL OUT OF THE BIBLE
- 7/31/2014 Susan Michael - New Christians struggling to study
their Bible are often taught to read the Scriptures as though
they were written personally to them, even reciting the scriptures
using one's own name in place of the verse's subject. While it
is important to apply Scripture to one's own life, it is equally
important to not ignore the original context of the scripture
and the original recipient of that particular promise.
- For example, a special verse that brings comfort to a person
who may be experiencing difficulty is Isaiah 49:16 "See,
I have inscribed you [insert name] on the palms of My hands."
This verse lets the believer know that they are known by the
Lord, and He holds them before Him, as it were, in the palms
of His hands. It is a beautiful verse. It may be a great surprise
to many to learn that the verse is originally intended for Jerusalem,
the city that personifies the people of Israel, for verse 17
goes on to say "Your walls are continually before Me."
An over-personalization of the scriptures can actually result
in a Christian who can recite verses from their Bible but has
failed to understand what the book is about.
- Another tendency in Bible study is to study by topic or book,
which is understandable for such an immense volume as the Bible.
The danger, however, is walking away from a Bible study understanding
everything there is to know about a particular topic but not
knowing the overall story of the Bible itself.
- The Bible is the story of God's love for the world, His plan
to redeem that world, and the battle against that plan. The object
of God's love was always the world, and He chose Abraham to birth
a nation through which He would carry out His plan to redeem
that world. This is the overarching story that the Bible tells,
and central to the story is the calling on the nation of Israel.
- BERLIN PRAYER HOUSE UNITES JEWS, CHRISTIANS, MUSLIMS
New $60-million interfaith center will be unlike any other religious
venue in the world, its initiators hope
By AFP June 8, 2014, 6:47 am 10 German Pastor Gregor Hohberg,
Israeli Rabbi Tovia Ben-Chorin and German-Turkish Imam Kadir
Sanci hold three bricks as they pose for photographers in the
vacant lot where they hope to build a multifaith prayer building,
in Berlin June 3, 2014 (photo credit: AFP/JOHN MACDOUGALL)
BERLIN Christians, Muslims and Jews, all praying under
the same roof thats the groundbreaking project of
a pastor, a rabbi and an imam in Berlin. [...] The aim of the
44-million ($60-million) project, whose fundraising kicked
off Tuesday but has been several years in the making, is not
only to show the importance of multi-faith dialogue but to mirror
multi-cultural Berlin. It seemed to us that there was a
very strong desire for the peaceful coming together of the religions,
said Roland Stolte, one of two Protestant representatives on
the board of the association behind the project. Continued: http://www.timesofisrael.com/berlin-prayer-house-unites-jews-christians-muslims/
- POPE FRANCIS SPEAKS AS HE IS FLANKED BY ISRAELI PRESIDENT
SHIMON PERES (L) AND PALESTINIAN PRESIDENT MAHMOUND ABBAS (R)
IN THE GARDENS AT THE VATICAN
- June 8, 2014. REUTERS-Max Rossi (L-R) Israeli President Shimon
Peres, Pope Francis and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas talk
after a prayer meeting at the Vatican June 8, 2014. REUTERS-Max
Rossi (L-R) Israeli President Shimon Peres greets Pope Francis
as Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas watches after a prayer
meeting at the Vatican June 8, 2014. REUTERS-Max Rossi
- (Reuters) - Pope Francis told Israeli and Palestinian leaders
they "must respond" to their people's yearning for
peace "undaunted in dialogue" during an unprecedented
prayer meeting among Jews, Christians and Muslims at the Vatican
on Sunday. The pope made his vibrant appeal to Israeli President
Shimon Peres and his Palestinian counterpart Mahmoud Abbas at
the end of a two-hour evening service in the Vatican gardens,
an encounter he hopes will relaunch the Middle East peace process.
"Peacemaking calls for courage, much more so than warfare.
It calls for the courage to say yes to encounter and no to conflict;
yes to dialogue and no to violence; yes to negotiations and no
to hostilities," he said. The pope spoke after Jewish rabbis,
Christian cardinals and Muslim Imams read and chanted from the
Old Testament, the New Testament and the Koran in Italian, English,
Hebrew and Arabic in the first such inter-religious event in