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Monday June 19th, 2017 

The push for a cashless society is aided and abetted by the maturing of biometric technology. India is one of the leaders in the field of adopting biometric techniques.

“On an average, people in India (9 per cent) are three times more likely than any other country (3 per cent) surveyed to have used ‘iris recognition’ to identify themselves,” said HSBC in a report. It said people in Asia and the Middle East are ahead of the West when it comes to the adoption of new technologies due to greater understanding and optimism leading to more trust.

The report was compiled from research representing views of 12,019 people from 11 countries and territories — Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Mexico, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, UK and the USA.

India has led the world in driving consumer adoption of the technology because the Indian government has strongly (and forcefully) supported biometric adoption.

Other Asian nations are also ahead of the West in adopting biometrics. The accelerated adoption of fingerprint recognition in the East, a widespread consumer technology, highlights the contrast between East and West. People in China (40 per cent) are the highest adopters of fingerprint technology, followed by India (31 per cent) and the UAE (25 per cent) among the countries surveyed. On the other hand, just 9 per cent of people in France and Germany, and 14 per cent in Canada have used fingerprint technology to identify themselves, the report noted.

“Consumers living in countries in the East seem to have a better understanding and greater trust of emerging technology, and how it can benefit their lives. The speed of change and the insatiable rate of adoption put the likes of India, China and the UAE leaps ahead of most Western markets,” HSBC India Head of Retail Banking and Wealth Management Ramakrishnan S said. In the case of India, a national mindset of openness coupled with government support for the roll out and promotion of new technology has had a transformative effect on the nation, he said.

The report revealed that Germany has the lowest adoption of smartphone or tablet banking with only 4 per cent claiming that phone banking is their preferred way of banking as compared to 9 per cent in Hong Kong and 15 per cent in the UAE.

Biotechnology is key to implementing a cashless environment, which will give banks and globalist institutions more power than ever. When it comes to enforcing a global religion, which the Bible predicts in Revelation 13, biometrics will be well-developed and a formidable tool in marginalizing those who refuse to obey worship laws.

“A refusal to obey the commandments of God, and a determination to cherish hatred against those who proclaim these commandments, leads to the most determined war on the part of the dragon, whose whole energies are brought to bear against the commandment-keeping people of God. “He causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: and that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.” Revelation 13:16, 17. Testimonies for the Church, Vol. 8, page 117.

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Tuesday June 20th, 2017 in

 

Approximately 58 people died (30 confirmed) in a towering inferno as one of London’s high-rise public housing blocks was gutted by fire. Theresa May, Britain’s prime minister, faced a barrage of criticism for the government’s initial response to the tragedy at Grenfell Tower.

May said that the government has begun distributing funds from a $6.4 million (USD) emergency fund created to assist victims of the blaze, and housing officials are conducting safety checks of other public high-rise towers in London. “I have heard the concerns and I have ordered immediate action across the board to help victims’ relatives and the survivors,” May said.

Protesters in London are demanding to know why long-standing fire safety concerns raised by a tenants’ group about the 24 story building, tucked in the city’s ritzy North Kensington neighborhood, had not been addressed. They also expressed anger that the prime minister did not meet with survivors or victims of the fire when she initially visited the neighborhood following the tragedy.

Commander Stuart Cundy, a spokesman for London’s Metropolitan Police, also said there may have been people in the tower that police are not aware of, which could add to the death toll. “The figure of 58 are those who are missing and that we have to presume are dead,” said Cundy. “It might be that some of those are safe and well but for whatever reason have not reached (out) to let us know. Cundy added that it will take weeks or longer to recover and identify all the dead in the housing block that was devastated. Police said 19 injured in the fire remain hospitalized, including 10 who were in critical condition.

“My heart goes out to those affected,” Cundy said. “As soon as we can, we will locate and recover loved ones.” Cundy said authorities plan to release video and photographs from inside the badly-charred building.

Investigators are trying to figure out why the fire spread so quickly to the top floors especially since the apartment complex underwent a $13 million refurbishment last year that included new thermal cladding to the exterior.

The Grenfell Action Group, the tenants’ organization, had expressed concerns for years about the testing and maintenance of firefighting equipment and blocked emergency access to the site. “All our warnings fell on deaf ears and we predicted that a catastrophe like this was inevitable,” the group said after the fire broke out, according to the Associated Press. In a blog post written last year, the Grenfell Action Group warned of “dangerous living conditions” in the tower. “It is a truly terrifying thought but the Grenfell Action Group firmly believe that only a catastrophic event will expose the ineptitude and incompetence of our landlord, the KCTMO.”

KCTMO, the Kensington and Chelsea Management Organization, has managed the building on behalf of local public authorities who own it. The management organization said it was aware of the complaints made by residents, but that it was “too early to speculate what caused the fire and contributed to its spread.”
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip observed a moment of silence to honor the victims. They paid their respects before the start of the annual Trooping the Color procession that marks the observance of the queen’s birthday. The queen said in a statement that she was “profoundly struck by the immediate inclination of people throughout the country to offer comfort and support to those in desperate need.”

“Put to the test, the United Kingdom has been resolute in the face of adversity,” she added. “United in our sadness, we are equally determined, without fear or favor, to support all those rebuilding lives so horribly affected by injury and loss.”

“The conditions prevailing in society, and especially in the great cities of the nations, proclaim in thunder tones that the hour of God’s judgment is come and that the end of all things earthly is at hand. We are standing on the threshold of the crisis of the ages. In quick succession the judgments of God will follow one another—fire, and flood, and earthquake, with war and bloodshed. We are not to be surprised at this time by events both great and decisive; for the angel of mercy cannot remain much longer to shelter the impenitent.” Prophets and Kings, page 278.

 

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Biblical World View in Danger of Extinction

Friday March 24th, 2017 in Briefings, Prophetic Intelligence Briefings By Keep the Faith Ministries

Of more than 75 million American Millennials (those born around the year 2000 and later) only four percent have a biblical worldview, says well-respected pollster George Barna. And he says that’s not good news looking down the road. Barna describes them as “one of the most spiritually challenging generations to reach adulthood in the past century.” They are “raising a new set of challenges to Christianity and to a nation whose morals and values have long reflected biblical principles,” he adds.

When asked questions that would identify their connection to a biblical world view, only one in 25 Millennials came up with answers that put them in the “biblical worldview” category. The younger set, he says, is trending in the wrong direction. “By and large they are not inclined to move toward Christianity,” Barna said.

“They’re less likely to describe themselves as Christians, they’re less likely to embrace Christ as their Savior, [and] they’re more likely to say that they have no kind of faith connection whatsoever.”

According to Barna, Millennials are living out worldviews that have no moral anchor in a stormy culture. “They’re much more accepting of lying, they’re more accepting of cheating, they’re more accepting of abortion and divorce and stealing and pornography,” he explains.

And the church is ill equipped to help. “Only about a third of born-again Christians in America actually have a biblical worldview,” he offers. “That indicates that churches may partly be struggling because they tend to rely on born-again adults as the backbone of the church.”

“The worldview that you have at the age 13 is essentially the worldview that you die with,” said Barna. And since the parents of Millennials may not be any more biblical in their worldview than their kids, those conversations may well fall to their grandparents, further decreasing its chances of transmission.

“…Because 24 of every 25 Millennials lack a biblical worldview today,” Barna says, “the probability of them transmitting such to their children is extremely low. You cannot give what you don’t have. In other words, if today’s children are going to eventually embrace a biblical worldview, people with such a perspective must exert substantial influence on the nation’s children to supply what their parents are unable to give them.”

To add to the problem, roughly a third (32%) of adults of “grandparent” age (50 or older) possess a biblical worldview. So, chances of transmitting a biblical worldview to future generations are seriously diminished.

“The light esteem in which the law of God is held, even by religious leaders, has been productive of great evil. The teaching, which has become so wide-spread that the divine statutes are no longer binding upon men, is the same as idolatry in its effect upon the morals of the people. Those who seek to lessen the claims of God’s holy law are striking directly at the foundation of the government of families and nations. Religious parents, failing to walk in his statutes, do not command their household to keep the way of the Lord. The law of God is not made the rule of life. The children, as they make homes of their own, feel under no obligation to teach their children what they themselves have never been taught. And this is why there are so many godless families; this is why depravity is so deep and wide-spread.” Christian Education, page 220.

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Does it upset anyone else that the “beast” in Disney’s new remake of “Beauty and the Beast” is a goat-man with very long horns that bears quite a resemblance to Baphomet?  In Disney’s 1991 animated version of “Beauty and the Beast”, the “beast” looked very much like a gentle lion.  There were a couple of small horns poking out of his head, but those could have easily been mistaken as tufts of hair.  But this time around, the “beast” has been depicted as a hybrid goat-man that has enormous goat horns sticking out of his head.  And of course anyone that is familiar with the occult knows that the most famous goat-man in the entire world is Baphomet – the official symbol of the Church of Satan.  Could it be possible that the similarity between this “beast” and Baphomet is more than just a coincidence?

In 1856, Eliphas Levi drew his infamous picture of a goat-man which came to be known as “Baphomet”.  Since that time, his drawing came to be very closely associated with the devil, and eventually it was even adopted by the Church of Satan as their official symbol.  The following comes from Wikipedia…

Lévi’s Baphomet is the source of the later Tarot image of the Devil in the Rider-Waite design. The concept of a downward-pointing pentagram on its forehead was enlarged upon by Lévi in his discussion (without illustration) of the Goat of Mendes arranged within such a pentagram, which he contrasted with the microcosmic man arranged within a similar but upright pentagram. The actual image of a goat in a downward-pointing pentagram first appeared in the 1897 book La Clef de la Magie Noire by Stanislas de Guaita. It was this image that was later adopted as the official symbol—called the Sigil of Baphomet—of the Church of Satan, and continues to be used among Satanists.

Over time, the symbol of Baphomet has become increasingly prominent in the occult world.

In recent years, the Satanic Temple has made national headlines by attempting to erect statues of Baphomet in several major cities…

In 2014 The Satanic Temple commissioned an 8 1/2 foot statue of Baphomet to stand alongside a monument of the Ten Commandments at Oklahoma State Capitol  “respect for diversity and religious minorities” were cited as reasons for erecting the monument After the Ten Commandments monument was vandalized plans to erect the Baphomet statue were put on hold as the Satanic Temple did not want their statue to stand alone by the Oklahoma capitol. The Oklahoma Supreme Court declared all religious displays illegal and On 25 July 2015 the statue was erected near a warehouse in Detroit, as a symbol of the modern Satanist movement. The Satanic Temple may take the statue to Arkansas where another 10 Commandments monument is proposed.

So why does this new “beast” in “Beauty and the Beast” resemble these statues so closely?

In no other version of Beauty and the Beast has the “beast” ever been depicted as a goat-man.

So was this a conscious choice on the part of the producers of the film, or was it just an accident?

Up until now, the biggest controversy surrounding the film has been the fact that it is the very first Disney movie to feature an “exclusively gay moment”, and this prompted Rev. Franklin Graham and many other leaders to call for a boycott.

Unfortunately, the boycott did not make much of an impact because Beauty and the Beast made an astounding $350 million worldwide during its opening weekend…

Beauty and the Beast earned $180 million internationally and an additional $170 million at the domestic box office, a sterling result for the $160 million-budgeted film. In a sign of its popularity, Beauty and the Beast topped the box office in nearly every market where it screened. The fairy-tale romance earned $44.8 million in China, grossed $22.8 million in the United Kingdom, grabbed $11.9 million in South Korea, nabbed $10.7 million in Germany and picked up $7.6 million in Italy. Beauty and the Beast even performed well in Russia, where its opening was overshadowed by controversy surrounding the inclusion of a gay character. Russian authorities gave the film a higher rating to limit younger audience’s access. Russia has a number of anti-LGBT laws in place.

Of course the LGBTQ community saw this as a great victory for their cause.  The following comes from a prominent gay advocacy website…

This is the largest opening weekend ever for a PG-rated film and for a Disney live-action film, surpassing Maleficent, The Jungle Book, and Cinderella. Experts predict that,at this rate, Beauty and the Beast may break $1 billion in ticket sales.

GLAAD, an LGBT media organization, was elated by the box-office success. “Inclusive storytelling pays,” tweeted CEO Sarah Kate Ellis.

“This will help send a message to LGBTQ kids that they’re important,” the group declared on social media, along with the hashtag #TeamLeFou, a show of solidarity with Disney’s first clearly gay character.

The film would have never made so much money without millions of evangelical Christian families flocking to go see it.

This is the kind of apostasy that we always knew was coming in the last days, but it is still shocking to see.  What we willingly feed into our minds is going to determine who we eventually become.  And so when we gladly gobble up thousands of hours of “programming” that the big media corporations keep feeding us, we shouldn’t be amazed that our culture now reflects their value system.

As far as Beauty and the Beast is concerned, just consider the value system of the director.  The following comes from the Olive Branch Report…

Beauty and the Beast‘s director Bill Condon, 61, born in New York City and raised in an Irish Catholic family, is openly homosexual and has a visceral hatred for Christianity.

Pete Baklinski reports for LifeSiteNews, March 17, 2017, that in a 2007 interview with Passport Magazine, Bill Condon said he wishes he could “rip pages out of the Bible” when he stays in hotel rooms.

When millions of dollars are at stake, very few things happen just “by accident”.

Someone needs to ask the people in charge of this film why the “beast” looks so much like Baphomet.

Unfortunately, I don’t think that most people would care even if we were told that it was done on purpose, and that is yet another indication of just how far we have fallen as a society.

And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. Ephesians 5:11

 

 

Enforcing the Sabbath?

Posted: March 8, 2017 in Uncategorized
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Enforcing the Sabbath?

 

A local community organization in Scotland recently requested use of a public swimming pool on Sunday, a day on which city parks and facilities have been traditionally closed. Their request was denied, so the group appealed. Now a growing number of community members, including the Scottish Secular Society, have also pressed the city council on this issue.

When city officials stated that funds were not available to open the pool on Sundays, the group raised the money and presented a check to cover the expenses. One council members is still reluctant to give permission, saying, “It is a matter of conscience for me as I have to stand up for what I believe in and that is in god. Before my election, my personal leaflet distributed to the electorate stated a commitment to uphold Christian values ‘if elected’ and I believe in the fourth commandment. ‘Remembering the Sabbath day, to keep it holy’ is one such value.”

In the USA, Sunday “blue laws” are still on the books in many areas, though most of them are not enforced. Opening business on Saturday and Sunday is common, as most business owners are able to exercise their religious preference in this area without government interference. (However, in the end times, the Bible says this will change!)

What do you think? How should local governments deal with the fourth commandment—whether observed by some on Sunday, or on the seventh day, according to the commandment? Would permitting a group to use a public pool on Sunday or the actual Sabbath sanction Sabbath-breaking—or merely acknowledge the freedom of people to worship according to their conscience?

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The popular children’s entertainment company Disney aired its first-ever same-sex kissing scene on Monday during a broadcast of its television cartoon “Star vs. the Forces of Evil,” raising concerns from Christian and family groups who are calling upon parents to kiss Disney goodbye. The episode included a scene where main character Star and her friend Marco, both 14, attend a boy band concert together. During the song “Just Friends,” couples throughout the audience begin kissing.But in surveying the cartoon characters, at least one of the twosomes locking lips are boys and another later on appears to be two girls.Homosexual advocacy groups cheered the inclusion, stating, “We’re getting there, one kiss at a time.”However, others expressed concern, stating that Disney should not be pushing the homosexual agenda on children. The Bible is clear it says in the book of Leviticus 20:13 If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them. Now this doesn’t mean that we as Christians should put to death homosexuals this is a principle(read 1 Corinthians 10:11;1 Corinthians 10:6)to help us learn how God feels about the homosexual life style it is detestable towards God because homosexuality is not in God’s own image but in the selfishness of man the Bible says about our sinful nature. 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 8:7,8. The only thing you can do is to accept Christ’s pure gift and that is salvation. My works and yours works of obedience will not help you one bit in the justification experience. All who ask for salvation in faith will receive it. The worst reprobate sinner will be accepted on the same basis as the most moral do-gooder. The past does not count. Remember, God loves everyone alike, and forgiveness is for the asking. “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” Ephesians 2:8, 9.

 

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What is God’s mark, or symbol, of authority?

“I gave them my sabbaths, to be a sign between me and them, that they might know that I am the Lord that sanctify them.” Ezekiel 20:12. “It is a sign between me and the children of Israel for ever: for in six days the Lord made heaven and earth.” Exodus 31:17.

God is saying in the texts above that He gave us His Sabbath as a glorious sign of His power to create and His power to sanctify (convert and save) us. In the Bible, the words seal, sign, mark, and token are used interchangeably.7God’s sign, the Sabbath, represents His holy power to rule as Creator and Saviour.Revelation 7:1-3 says it will be written upon the foreheads (minds, Hebrews 10:16) of His people. It will signify that they are owned by Him and have His character. Hebrews 4:4-10 confirms this by saying that when we enter His rest (receive salvation), we should keep His seventh-day Sabbath holy as a symbol, or mark, of salvation. True Sabbath-keeping signifies that a person has surrendered his life to Jesus Christ and is willing to follow wherever Jesus leads.

Since the symbol, or mark, of God’s authority and power is His holy Sabbath day, it seems likely that the symbol, or mark, of God’s challenger, the beast, might also involve a holy day. Let’s see if it does
7(Compare Genesis 17:11 with Romans 4:11 and Revelation 7:3 with Ezekiel 9:4.)

Notice the following section from a Catholic catechism:

Question: Have you any other way of proving that the Church has power to institute festivals of precept?”

Answer: Had she not such power, she could not have done that in which all modern religionists agree with her – she could not have substituted the observance of Sunday the first day of the week, for the observance of Saturday the seventh day, a change for which there is no Scriptural authority.”8

So the papacy is here saying that it changed Sabbath to Sunday and that virtually all churches accepted the new holy day. Thus, the papacy claims that Sunday as a holy day is the mark, or symbol, of her power and authority.

8Stephen Keenan, A Doctrinal Catechism [FRS No. 7.], (3rd American ed., rev.: New York, Edward Dunigan & Bro., 1876), p. 174.

 

Revelation 13:16 says people will receive the mark of the beast in the forehead or in the hand. What does this mean?

Answer:   The forehead represents the mind (Hebrews 10:16). A person will be marked in the forehead by a decision to keep Sunday as a holy day. The hand is a symbol of work (Ecclesiastes 9:10). A person will be marked in the hand by working on God’s holy Sabbath or by going along with Sunday laws for practical reasons (job, family, etc.). The sign, or mark, for either God or the beast will be invisible to people. You will, in essence, mark yourself by accepting either God’s sign or mark, the Sabbath, or the beast’s mark, Sunday. Though invisible to men, God will know who has which mark (2 Timothy 2:19).

 

“The Sabbath will be the great test of loyalty; for it is the point of truth especially controverted. When the final test shall be brought to bear upon men, then the line of distinction will be drawn between those who serve God and those who serve him not. While the observance of the false sabbath in compliance with the law of the state, contrary to the fourth commandment, will be an avowal of an allegiance to a power that is in opposition to God, the keeping of the true Sabbath, in obedience to God’s law, is an evidence of loyalty to the Creator. While one class, by accepting the sign of submission to earthly powers, receive the mark of the beast, the other, choosing the token of allegiance to divine authority, receive the seal of God.” {Review and Herald, April 27, 1911 par. 17}

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What about Eating Just a Little Meat?

Posted: February 16, 2017 in Uncategorized
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It has long been known that a plant-based diet may be protective against diabetes. Studies have shown over and over again that those who eat meat one or more days a week had significantly higher rates of diabetes, and the more frequently they ate meat, the more frequent the disease. And also those who ate plant-based food had only a fraction of the diabetes even though they lived a lot longer (and therefore had more time to develop diabetes) than those who ate meat.

Today, as the Adventist-2 health study’s 89,000 participants show, there is a step by step drop in rates of diabetes as one eats more and more plant-based food down to a 78% lower prevalence of the disease. The protection builds incrementally as one’s diet of daily meat eating migrates to eating meat weekly, to just fish, to no meat, and then to no eggs and dairy either. A plant-based diet has the potential to stem the current diabetes epidemic.

The same is true for high blood pressure and excess body fat. The greater the proportion of plant foods, the lower the rates of hypertension and excess body fat. In fact, the only group that was not overweight, on average, were those eating exclusively plant-based.

But what about eating a really healthy diet with just a little meat? A study of Asians in Taiwan compared Buddhist vegetarians to Buddhist non-vegetarians, eating traditional Asian food. Even the omnivores were eating predominately plant-based diet, with only a little meat and fish – 3-8% of their Western counterparts.

Those men who ate vegetarian had half the incidence of diabetes and the women only had a quarter of the rates of their meat-eating Buddhist compatriots. They wanted to break up their study to look at ovo-lacto and vegan participants like what was done in the Adventist-2 study, but they couldn’t because they had no incidence of diabetes among the vegan group.

The Adventist-2 study is important because it’s not only the biggest study of those eating plant-based diets in North America, but the largest such study anywhere anytime.

So, eat plants, not animals. You’ll have the longest life-span and the best quality of life.

“Grains, fruits, nuts, and vegetables constitute the diet chosen for us by our Creator. These foods, prepared in as simple and natural a manner as possible, are the most healthful and nourishing. They impart a strength, a power of endurance, and a vigor of intellect that are not afforded by a more complex and stimulating diet.” Ministry of Healing, page 296

Nature knows Best!

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Thursday February 16th, 2017 in

“Absolutely I feel it works,” Trump told an interviewer about his views on torture. “Have I spoken to people at the top levels and people that have seen it work? I haven’t seen it work. But I think it works. Have I spoken to people that feel strongly about it? Absolutely.”

Trump’s controversial position in support of torture including waterboarding in “black op” sites (secret prisons) goes back to the Roman Catholic Inquisition of the Middle Ages.

In another interview Mr. Trump said he would do “everything within the bounds of what you’re allowed to do legally,” including considering the use of waterboarding. He said that to deal with the Islamic State, the US needed to “fight fire with fire.” Trump said he would discuss the matter with incoming CIA Director Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary James Mattis.

Republican Senator John McCain, a former prisoner of war who Mr. Trump famously said wasn’t a “real” war hero because he got caught remarked in a tweet that “@POTUS can sign whatever executive orders he likes, but the law is the law – we’re not bringing back torture… I’m very confident it wouldn’t stand a day in court if they tried to restore that.”

Teresa May, Britain’s prime minster says the UK “does not condone torture or inhumane treatment and its close relationship with the United States allows frank exchanges on areas of disagreement.”

Sonva Sceats the Director of Policy at Freedom from Torture tweeted Trump and said torture is “morally repugnant.” She also said “for survivors of torture to hear the leader of the free world legitimize torture is absolutely devastating.”

Mr. Trump campaigned on expanding torture laws, including waterboarding.

Mr. McCain is wrong. Torture will come back in western countries. It’s only a matter of time. For “all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.” 2 Timothy 3:12.

“The papal church will never relinquish her claim to infallibility. All that she has done in her persecution of those who reject her dogmas, she holds to be right; and would she not repeat the same acts, should the opportunity be presented? Let the restraints now imposed by secular governments be removed, and Rome be re-instated in her former power, and there would speedily be a revival of her tyranny and persecution.” Spirit of Prophecy, Vol. 4, page 381.

“Protestants are losing the mark of distinction that distinguished them from the world, and they are lessening the distance between themselves and the Roman power. They have turned away their ears from hearing the truth; they have been unwilling to accept light which God shed upon their pathway, and are therefore going into darkness. They speak with contempt of the idea that there will be a revival of the past cruel persecution on the part of Romanists and those who affiliate with them. They do not recognize the fact that the word of God fully predicts such a revival, and will not concede that the people of God in the last days shall suffer persecution, although the Bible says, “The dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.” Signs of the Times, February 19, 1894.

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Posted: December 7, 2016 in Uncategorized

Revelation 17:13  These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.

 

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The mark of the beast

  • Revelation 14:9-11, 14. In the closing era of earth’s history just before Christ appears on the cloud at the last day to reward every man, God will send a special message warning every person not to receive the mark of the beast. The terrible punishment of which God warns should make us purpose never to receive the mark of this beast, even if our faithfulness to God should cost us our lives.
  • Revelation 13:18. This beast power, whose mark we are warned to avoid, is the Catholic power. The pope’s leading title, VICARIUS FILII DEI, when counted according to the Roman numerical value of the letters, equals exactly 666. Since the beast is symbolic of the Catholic power, the mark of the beast must be some intuition of Catholicism, which will distinguish those who adopt it as obeying her authority in preference to obeying God on that point.
  • Romans 6:16. Whatever power we obey in religion, his servants we are. Two questions will show plainly what is involved in this matter of the mark of the beast:

1. When a person keeps the seventh day, Saturday, as the Sabbath, whom does he obey? There can be only one answer: that person is obeying God, for that is what God has commanded in the fourth Commandment of the ten. Exodus 20:8-11.

2. When a person keeps the first day of the week, Sunday, as a so called sabbath, whom is he obeying? He is not obeying God by keeping the first day, because God has never told anybody to keep the first day of each week. Whom then is he obeying? He is obeying the command of the Catholic power, which has attempted to substitute the first day as a holy day in place of the seventh day, which the Lord Christ sanctified or set apart for man in the beginning of time. Genesis 2:1-3. Thus it is made plain in the light of God’s message that, when we choose to keep the seventh day, we are marked as worshipers of the Creator, the only true God (Ezekiel 20:12); while if we choose the Catholic Sunday in the place of God’s seventh day Sabbath we are marked as followers of the beast power.

  • Matthew 15:9 When we substitute a human ordinance in place of what God has ordained, our worship of Him is vain.
  • Revelation 13:16, 17. An attempt will be made to enforce the mark of the beast on all people. So each one will have to decide whether he will obey God and keep the seventh day, or obey the beast power and keep the first day, which this power has sought to put in the place of God’s day.
  • Revelation 13:8. All the world will obey the beast power, except a few, who will be loyal to God, as the three Hebrews were in the vast throng of Babylon. The book of Revelation shows that in the testing time every person will have to choose whether he will receive the seal of God on his forehead, or whether he will receive the mark of the beast on the forehead on in the hand, for Christ or antichrist, will seal our eternal destiny. God holds out the Sabbath as the sign of His power. Exodus 31:16, 17. The beast power holds out Sunday as the sign of its power. Which one do you choose?
  • Acts 5:29. We should decide now to obey God rather than man.
  • Revelation 14:12. The only way we can avoid the mark of the beast is to keep the Commandments of God and faith of Jesus. If you have made that decision, then stick to it. If you have not so decided, then put yourself on God’s side this moment by deciding to obey Him and keep His day.

In the Convert’s Catechism of Catholic Doctrine, we read:

Q. Which is the Sabbath day?
A. Saturday is the Sabbath day.
Q. Why do we observe Sunday instead of Saturday?
A. We observe Sunday instead of Saturday because the Catholic Church, in the Council of Laodicea, (AD 336) transferred the solemnity from Saturday to Sunday….
Q. Why did the Catholic Church substitute Sunday for Saturday?
A. The Church substituted Sunday for Saturday, because Christ rose from the dead on a Sunday, and the Holy Ghost descended upon the Apostles on a Sunday.
Q. By what authority did the Church substitute Sunday for Saturday?
A. The Church substituted Sunday for Saturday by the plenitude of that divine power which Jesus Christ bestowed upon her!
—Rev. Peter Geiermann, C.SS.R., (1946), p. 50.


 

Researchers are now saying the link between excessive Internet use and mental health has been underestimated.

The more time you spend on the internet and social media, the more likely you are to suffer from mental health issues, according to researchers at McMaster University.

The link between internet addiction and mental health issues is stronger than previously thought, researchers say, as more and more people are unable to cope with everyday life without having an online fix.

The study surveyed 254 students at the university in Hamilton using the Internet Addiction Test (IAT), which was created in 1998, as well as a newer scale of the researcher’s own design.

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Those who screened positive on the IAT as well as on the researcher’s scale had more trouble dealing with their day-to-day activities including life at home, work, school and social settings, says chief researcher Michael Van Ameringen at McMaster University to Science Daily.

Of those surveyed, 33 of them met the criteria for internet addiction and 107 for problematic internet use.

“Internet use has changed radically over the last 18 years, through more people working online, media streaming, social media, etc.,” says Michael Van Ameringen, professor of psychiatry and behavioural neuroscience at McMaster, to The Mirror. “We were concerned that the IAT questionnaire may not have been picking up on problematic modern internet use, or showing up false positives for people who were simply using the internet rather than being over-reliant on it.”

The study also found that 56 per cent of university students had a difficult time controlling their use of video streaming websites, 48 per cent couldn’t control their use of social media and 29 per cent had trouble staying away from instant messaging.

As well, 42 per cent were facing mental health problems as a result of their over-use of the internet.

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These findings, Van Ameringen says, could help medical professionals and how they approach patients with internet dependency.

“If you are trying to treat someone for an addiction when in fact they are anxious or depressed, then you may be going down the wrong route,” he says. “We need to understand this more, so we need a bigger sample, drawn from a wider, more varied population.”

Internet addiction has not been formally recognized by the American Psychiatric Association’s DSM-5 as a diagnosable condition, citing more research is needed.

Jesus wants to know you he wants a relationship with you take the time to read and study God’s word and he will give peace. God wants you to be temperate in all things.

“AND EVERY MAN THAT STRIVETH FOR THE MASTERY IS TEMPERATE IN ALL THINGS.”(1 Corinthians 9:25)

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1. Won’t the second coming of Christ be a secret rapture?

Answer: The secret rapture theory is relatively new to Christianity. However many sincere Christians today believe this popular (but non-Biblical) concept of the second-coming. The eight points of the secret rapture theory are as follows (Keep in mind that this is a theory, not based on Bible facts):

1. The rapture is silent.

2. The rapture is invisible.

3. The rapture leaves the wicked alive.

4. God removes the righteous to protect them from the tribulation.

5. Christ’s second coming will be in two stages: (1) the secret rapture, and (2) the actual coming, which will be glorious.

6. These two stages of the second coming will be seven years apart.

7. The rapture will take place before the revelation of the Antichrist, who then will bring about the tribulation.

8.The wicked will at this point have a second chance to be converted and to serve Christ.

These eight premises have been so widely embraced that most people accept them as fact without pausing to investigate. But our only safety is to search the Scriptures daily to determine whether those things are so (Acts 17:11). Prepare for some surprises.

1.The rapture is not silent, but rather, is extremely noisy (1 Thessalonians 4:16; Psalms 50:3; Jeremiah 25:30, 31).

2.The rapture is not invisible, but will be seen by all (Revelation 1:7; Matthew 24:27).

3.The rapture does not leave the wicked alive. They are slain by the brightness of the Lord’s coming (2 Thessalonians 2:8)

4.God does not remove the righteous from the tribulation, but rather protects them from it (Psalm 91:5-12; Rev. 3:10).

5.Christ’ second coming will not be in two stages–one secret and the other seen by all. There is only one second coming, and it will be seen by every living person on earth. There is no Scripture to support a two-phase second coming.

6.The secret rapture teachers claim there is a seven-year period between the two second comings of Christ. This claim is unscriptural.

7. Antichrist does not appear three and one-half years after the second-coming of Jesus. He has been active for centuries (1 John 4:3) and is even now at work!

8. The wicked will not have a second opportunity to be saved after the second coming. All sinners are destroyed at the second coming. There is no second opportunity for anyone to be saved after Christ’s return. (Revelation 22:11,12; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-9).

The secret rapture theory has been based on a system of theology known as dispensationalism, taught in many of the Bible schools that prepare ministers for the pulpits of the world. The order of events taught by this system is:

(1)The rapture (resurrection of the righteous, saints being caught up to heaven).

(2) The great tribulation

(3)The second coming of Christ (really the third) in power in glory.

(4)The 1,000 reign of Christ

This order of events is contrary to the order given in the Scriptures. Here are the records of the Biblical order of events:

Matthew 24

(1) The tribulation (verse 29)

(2) The darkening of the sun and moon, falling of stars. (verse 29).

(3) Glorious coming of Christ in power and majesty (verse 30)

(4) Saints caught up to heaven. (verse 31)

Mark 13

(1) Tribulation. (verse 24)

(2) Darkening of sun and moon, falling of stars. (verses 24, 25)

(3) Second coming in power and glory. (verse 26)

(4) Saints caught up to heaven. (verse 27)

Luke 21

(1) Tribulation events. (verses 25, 26)

(2) Signs in sun, moon, and stars. (verse 25)

(3) Second coming in power and glory. (verse 27)

1 Thessalonians 4

(1) Second coming in power and glory. (verse 16)

(2) Resurrection of righteous. (verse 16)

(3) Saints caught up to heaven. (verse 17)

Revelation 6

(1) Earthquake, darkening of sun, moon turned to blood, falling of stars. (verse 12, 13)

(2) Second coming of Jesus in power and glory. (verses 14-17)

Joel 2

(1) Darkening of sun and moon. (verse 31)

(2) Second coming in power and glory. (verse 32)

Isn’t it amazing that there is not one Bible reference that gives the dispensationalist order of events?

2. Since the Lord is coming “as a thief in the night,” how can anyone know anything about it?

Answer: The answer is found in 1 Thessalonians 5:1-4: “For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.” Notice, the day of the Lord comes as a thief TO THE UNPREPARED, but not to those who are called “brethren.”

The ‘Rapture’—Rooted in Rome!

The foundation of the ‘rapture’ theory was laid over 400 years ago, upon the specific orders of the Catholic Church. Every Christian needs to understand how this fabrication of error was designed to neutralize the great Protestant Reformation. If the facts of history were known by Protestants today who defend with such great emotion the rapture theory and the futurist antichrist doctrine, they would be horrified.

Luther and his fellow reformers boldly identified the pope as the “man of sin,” and labeled the Catholic Church as the antichrist of prophecy. In response to those charges the Roman hierarchy assigned two Jesuit priests to develop counter-interpretations which would turn the focus away from the Catholic Church. These two Spanish priests flooded the 16th century with their counter-Reformation propaganda. Alcazar of Seville applied all the ‘beast’ prophecies to Antiochus Epiphanes, who lived long before the popes began to rule in Rome. His system of interpretation came to be known as the Preterist School of prophecy.

On the other hand, Jesuit Francisco Ribera invented a system know as the Futurist School of interpretation. He taught that the antichrist was to be some future superman who would appear near the end of time and continue in power for 3 ½ years. It is his clever, unscriptural theory, which has been resurrected by modern evangelical Protestants Christians. And today, millions of Baptists, Methodists, Pentecostals, etc., hold this anti-Protestant concoction of the Jesuits as some kind of infallible doctrine. Yet these same denominations claim to be faithful supporters of Protestant theology. Luther and other stalwart protesters against Catholic errors would be astonished if they were suddenly resurrected, to hear what is being taught in the name of Protestantism.

In the early 1800s, the futurist view of Jesuit Ribera passed through certain refinements and additions, including the seven-year tribulation and the snatching away of the saints. For the first time it was espoused by Protestant teachers who were seeking ways of reconciliation with Rome. Through the influence and writings of John Nelson Darby of the Plymouth Brethren Church in England, the new doctrine spread to the United States. During the middle and latter part of the nineteenth century, it received its biggest boost from Cyrus Schofield, who incorporated it into the notes of his Schofield Reference Bible, published in 1909.


 

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This is becoming more and more common. Many that are proclaiming Christ nowadays are denying him in public for the sake of fame and notoriety from the world. How can a person claim to be a follower of Christ but promote gender confusion and defend those that promote agendas against the bible? Steph Curry has a lot to learn and I pray that one day a pastor would be bold enough to truly share truth with him and show him how you cannot claim Christ and love the world at the same time. We cannot have it our way. Either we will follow Christ or we will follow the enemy. There is no in between. This bathroom equality agenda will corrupt his very daughter in the future and cause confusion in the lives of many that follow him. The fact that he is promoting this and standing up for the LGBT is sad. But the day of the carnal believer is here and many are falling away from the truth.

This one is simple. All Steph had to say was ” I believe in the equal treatment of all people, however, I define people as male and female. Therefore, I cannot side with the LGBT on this bathroom issue. Our bodies define our identity. I believe the bible and it clearly states that God made us male and female.” But instead, Steph Curry sided with the LGBT by saying the law should be changed to protect the financial interests of the organizations he is apart of?

2Tim. 4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; 

2Tim. 4:4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.

bf9fcc89-5104-4eb2-82cf-8645fc548a57-large16x9_1280x960_60615p00fmlsh1The Huffington Post Reports: Stephen Curry is now a different kind of MVP ― most valuable protester.

The NBA superstar urged lawmakers from his home state of North Carolina to rethink the so-called “bathroom bill” that discriminates against the LGBT community.

The state has paid dearly for the HB2 legislation, losing the NBA All-Star Game in Charlotte, first- and second-round games of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament and other NCAA championship events.

The Atlantic Coast Conference also announced it was relocating its football championship from Charlotte, where Curry grew up.

I think it’s unfortunate for our city and our state to be under the microscope with HB2 and how it’s unfolded,” Curry said in an interview with The Associated Press, published Thursday. “I’m all for equal and fair rights and treatment for everybody. Until it gets addressed, until some changes are made, this could be a recurring theme in North Carolina. I don’t want that to happen.” Read More

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Candy Crush, Farmville, Plants vs Zombies, Clash of Clans and Farm Heroes Saga. I think we probably all played at least one video game in our lives, and more likely a free game. I was addicted to the free Facebook game Farmville, playing it during classes at college. What is it that makes us love these simple free games, that usually seem to make no sense at all, but yet get us totally hooked?

It is probably safe to say that the most popular free mobile game is Candy Crush. Your goal: combining the same candy to get them crushed and reach the next level. Though Farmville on Facebook was extremely popular and had millions of faithful ‘farmers’ who would water their plants and feed their cows daily, Candy Crush soon became favorite. Apparently harvesting pixel fruit trees and feeding cartoon styled chickens wasn’t as exciting as crushing candy as quickly as possible.

Drugs and games

According to Swrve 0.15 percent of mobile gamers provide for 50 percent of the total income! We’re talking about free games here, but with in-game items for sale. For example, in Candy Crush you’ll often find yourself staring at your iPhone screen waiting for a new level to unlock. Game designers know this exactly what gets a gamer to take his credit card out. You were in the middle of the game, doing so well – as the game will often suggest you are, boosting your self confidence – but then you have to wait for the next level. A craving fills your heart, and you can bear it no longer: you end up paying for it.

Doesn’t this sound like a drug addict who cannot wait anymore and has to get his drugs? I don’t think it’s just coincidence that the damage done to the brain of a game addict and drug addict is very similar. Let’s think about it: would God ever want us to be slaves of drugs and theirfor slaves of sin and Satan?

Why do you spend money for what is not bread, And your wages for what does not satisfy? Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good, And let your soul delight itself in abundance. Isaiah 55:2 NKJV For He satisfies the longing soul, And fills the hungry soul with goodness. Psalms 107:9 NKJV

“You did awesome!”

Then there is the dopamine hit. Did you ever notice how often in the game you are told you are doing absolutely awesome, wonderful, excellent and amazing? It is not that game designers are such good people and felt like complementing each gamer to make them feel good about themselves. They purposefully put this in there because they know that the brain reacts to such encouraging words.

When the game tells us we are doing well, when we level up or defeat another player, the brain’s reward system is flooded with dopamine: we feel happy. But over time our brain can’t produce as much domapine anymore. We don’t feel as satisfied, and, longing for that happiness, we reach for our phones again, hoping Candy Crush can fill our hearts with that satisfaction. We get addicted, plus we buy in-game items to level up hoping we will be satisfied again. Because of the low dopamine levels when not playing, depression, restlessness, difficulty focussing, mood swings and nausea can be the result.

Self-control gone missing

Next there’s ego depletion with which your willpower is reduced. You are more likely to fail at self-regulation, make indulgent choices, do what the majority does or not make any decision at all. Ron Faber, who co-authored a study on impulse purchases by Univesity of Minnesota, says in Getting Gamers: The Psychology of Video Games and Their Impact on the People (Jamie Madigan, PhD): “If playing a game requires concentration, you are using up attentional and cognitive resources. If it is exciting or scary, you may be using up emotional resources. In each case, this will make subsequent self-control more difficult.”

Self-control, isn’t that what God wants for us?

But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love. For if these things are yours and abound, you will be neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. For he who lacks these things is shortsighted, even to blindness, and has forgotten that he was cleansed from his old sins. II Peter 1:5-9 NKJV

And having been set free from sin, you became slaves of righteousness. I speak in human terms because of the weakness of your flesh. For just as you presented your members as slaves of uncleanness, and of lawlessness leading to more lawlessness, so now present your members as slaves of righteousness for holiness. Romans 6:18-19 NKJV

For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another. Galatians 5:13 KJV

Not able to choose to worship God

Besides the addiction and the loss of self control, gaming in itself is also very damaging for the brain. Victoria Dunckley, M.D. writes in Psychology Today that multiple studies show that gaming addiction causes shrinkage or loss of tissue volume in gray matter areas (where ‘processing’ occurs). Areas affected include the frontal lobe, the part of our brain we use, among other things, to choose to worship God.

Besides damaging the frontal lobe, each time you play a video game, the frontal lobe is suppressed, not making you capable to willfully choose God in that moment. Your seat of reasoning is not functioning properly. Now that should shock every sincere follower of Christ.

“Come now, and let us reason together,” Saith the Lord (…)
Isaiah 1:18 KJV

Free games might be free to download, but there is a high price we have to pay: our precious relationship with God and eternal life with Him. Christ wants to change and mold us and make us ready, but if we spend all our time playing video games, He cannot make us ready for His coming. Even though we play it only for a minute, what if that one minute had to be spent on Christ and was neccessary to hear Him say: well done good and faithful servant, enter thou into the joy of my lord (Matthew 25:23). Aren’t those words worth more than every dollar spent on a game in which you crush candy while you can’t reason? It only leaves us feel so dissatisfied and empty. Let us drink from the fountain of life, Christ Himself, Who will never leave us thirsty.

Like the woman at the well I was seeking, for things that did not satisfy. But then I heard my Savior speaking, draw from My well, that never shall run dry. Fill my cup Lord, I lift it up Lord. Come and quench this thirsting of my soul. Bread of heaven, feed me till I want no more. Fill my cup, fill it up and make me whole. Hymn 493 Fill My Cup Lord

A more in-depth article on the effects of games on the brain is coming soon in a blog series called Media on the Brain. Be looking out for it, this will surely be mindblowing.


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While same-sex marriage and other gay rights issues are getting themselves entrenched in American law and jurisprudence, transgenders are now the focus of the politically-correct left in the USA, as anyone willing to be honest would admit.

Now a second U.S. state has decided that churches, too, are bound by the agenda. The Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) released a “Gender Identity Guidance” that imposes its demands on society, including churches.

“The Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination enforces [state law on discrimination]. The MCAD developed this guidance to educate the public about discrimination based on gender identity, to describe what evidence may be submitted to support a claim of gender identity discrimination, to inform individuals of their rights, and to assist employers, providers of housing, mortgage services, and owners, managers and agents of places of public accommodation in understanding their obligations.”

The conflict with churches arises under the instructions for “places of public accommodation.” “Under [the law] places of public accommodation may not discriminate against, or restrict a person from services because of that person’s gender identity. For example, a hotel or motel may not refuse to book a room for a person because of the person’s gender identity,” the guidance says. “Even a church could be seen as a place of public accommodation if it holds a secular event, such as a spaghetti supper, that is open to the general public.”

But churches often have public events to attract new members. The Massachusetts law seems to take aim at these events by following the Obama unofficial designation that religious freedom only applies to worship.

Even the use of pronouns referring to a transgender’s biological sex is prohibited by the guidance. One conservative blogger said, “Tolerating such remarks is generally seen as allowing a ‘hostile environment,’ and therefore ‘harassment.’ Indeed, the statement… specifically encourages people to ‘prohibit derogatory comments or jokes about transgender persons from employees, clients, vendors and any others, and promptly investigate and discipline persons who engage in discriminatory conduct’.”

Churches, it seems, could be held liable to punishment if they do not suppress their own congregant’s or worker’s expression that might be offensive to transgenders. Any ‘public accommodation’ can be “ordered not to say anything that might make a homosexual or a transgender feel ‘unwelcome,’ such as even reading from the Bible a condemnation of such behavior.”

“Churches should be free to communicate their religious beliefs and operate their houses of worship according to their faith without fearing government punishment,” said Christiana Holcomb, legal counsel for Alliance Defending Freedom. “It’s not good enough for government officials to say we should simply trust them to tell us what is religious and what isn’t. The law must be clear, and at present, the only thing that’s clear is that the law gives too much power to government bureaucrats who don’t even seem to understand the most basic constitutional principles.”

When the state identifies a church or some or all of its activities as a “public” accommodation, narrows the definition of a “bona fide religious purpose,” and tells a church what it can say and what it cannot say, it has crossed the constitutional line described in the first amendment.

In Iowa state, a similar commission also claims that state law demands that people be given access to church restrooms and locker rooms according to “gender identity.”

Religious freedom is more clearly than ever under attack by those pushing transgender rights. It is chipping away at the U.S. Constitution’s first amendment in its bill of rights. Gradually, but rapidly, every principle is being eroded until it will be completely repudiated. See Testimonies for the Church, Vol. 5, page 451.

“Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot.” Luke 17:28.

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(Breitbart) — In his message for the “World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation” Thursday, Jorge Bergoglio, who also goes by the name of “Pope Francis” as head of Roman Catholicism, said that human-induced global warming, as well as a loss of biodiversity are “sins” against God, which must be atoned for by planting trees, avoiding the use of plastic and paper and “separating refuse.”

“Global warming continues, due in part to human activity,” Francis said, adding that “2015 was the warmest year on record, and 2016 will likely be warmer still.”

“This is leading to ever more severe droughts, floods, fires and extreme weather events. Climate change is also contributing to the heart-rending refugee crisis. The world’s poor, though least responsible for climate change, are most vulnerable and already suffering its impact,” he wrote.

Global warming is a sin! The pope has now called on Christians and all people all over the world to take serious action to protect nature through his new encyclical. But it is actually the Papacy that is leading the world in rejection of God’s law and thereby increasing the withdrawal of God’s blessings and protection. Rome’s pious appeals for the protection of creation just masks Satan’s aims to eventually blame God’s people for the disasters. In the name of God, rejection of His holy law will become universal under Rome’s leadership. Satan will be given permission to greatly increase the damage caused by the destruction of nature and Rome and others will say that it is God’s judgments that are being poured out. They will point to God’s people who keep His law, especially His seventh-day Sabbath, as the cause of God’s. As world leaders work to gradually bring about global changes that will make all people less free, particularly less free to follow their conscience, we must be making every effort to come into line with Jesus Christ. We must be making every effort to live his love through obedience to His law. May God’s peace be with you my friends, as we seek to know and do His will.

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Two distinguished scholars at Johns Hopkins University have released a lengthy, three-part report that concludes there is not sufficient evidence to prove homosexuals and transgenders are born in that condition. In other words, there is no “gay gene.”

“The understanding of sexual orientation as an innate, biologically fixed property of human beings – the idea that people are ‘born that way’ – is not supported by scientific evidence,” says the executive summary.

“The hypothesis that gender identity is an innate, fixed property of human beings that is independent of biological sex – that a person might be ‘a man trapped in a woman’s body’ or ‘a woman trapped in a man’s body’ – is not supported by scientific evidence,” it adds.

Melonie Wood, of the Heritage Foundation, points out that the report is based on science, not politics, hence the scholars don’t have a political point of view.

The study also recognizes a corollary between same-gender attraction and sexual abuse as a child, and that gender identity is fluid which suggests that homosexuals can change.

“I think the evidence is becoming so overwhelming that there is no gay gene that even liberal-minded academics are forced to concede this point,” says Peter LaBarbara of Americans for Truth about Homosexuality. “The homosexual lobby and a lot of people in it banked on the gay gene theory to win sympathy. It worked … but the evidence continues to mount against that theory.”

 

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Switzerland’s new Gotthard tunnel, the longest and deepest in the world, was dedicated with male and female workers wearing orange jumpsuits and marching robotically like soldiers obeying their commands. It also featured a goat-man who dies and is resurrected, women simulating sex with each other and drone-like human workers marching to a rhythmic drum beat. The show was designed to represent the people who would ride the trains through the tunnel.

Gotthard tunnel took 17 years to complete its 35 miles through the alps, and 11 billion Euros, and is the longest and most expensive tunnel on record.

In the opening ceremonies, the goat-man who bears a striking resemblance to Baphomet (an occult symbol representing Satan), dies, is resurrected is worshipped and crowned as ‘the king of the world.” The ceremony was presented in front of dignitaries including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President François Hollande and Italian Prime Minister Mattel Renzi.

Emerging from a train is what appears to be a fallen angel. Five orange-clad workers bow before it. The official interpretation is that these represent the five workers who died during the construction of the tunnel.

The ceremony is reminiscent of secret society rituals said one blogger. There is “something very New World Order” to this militaristic portrayal of the working force, the blogger adds. “As the drums get more rhythmic, the workers get more excited, dancing around and jumping through loops.” A Circle of all-seeing eyes watches as people bow down and worship the goat-man. Women dressed in white hold horns to their heads as if they mimic the goat man and accept his rulership.

The demonic ceremony openly mocks the Bible and the ultimate authority of Jesus Christ. The abominable performance portrays the idea that the world has turned its back on God and has chosen another master.

Much of that on display in the tunnel-dedication ceremony mirrors what many believe occurred in the last several Super Bowl halftime shows, as well as the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2012 London Olympics,

“Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.” Revelation 12:12

“Spiritualism asserts that men are unfallen demigods; that “each mind will judge itself;” that “true knowledge places men above all law;” that “all sins committed are innocent;” for “whatever is, is right,” and “God doth not condemn.” The basest of human beings it represents as in heaven, and highly exalted there. Thus it declares to all men, “It matters not what you do; live as you please, heaven is your home.” Multitudes are thus led to believe that desire is the highest law, that license is liberty, and that man is accountable only to himself.” Education, page 227, 228

“Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.” Romans 1:24, 25

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Mudslides after heavy rains have buried over 200 families in Sri Lanka. The disaster hit a remote area about 45 miles north of the capital city of Colombo after several days of heavy rain.

Some 180 people have been rescued and at least 27 are dead. More than 300 soldiers were deployed to search for survivors. The Red Cross says that 220 families are missing, which suggests that the death toll could increase dramatically.

The Disaster Management Ministry said that the heavy flooding throughout the country has displaced more the 73,000 families and over 160,000 have been evacuated from low-lying land to refugee camps.

Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air… Ephesians 2:2

“While appearing to the children of men as a great physician who can heal all their maladies, [Satan] will bring disease and disaster, until populous cities are reduced to ruin and desolation. Even now he is at work. In accidents and calamities by sea and by land, in great conflagrations, in fierce tornadoes and terrific hailstorms, in tempests, floods, cyclones, tidal waves, and earthquakes, in every place and in a thousand forms, Satan is exercising his power… These visitations are to become more and more frequent and disastrous. Destruction will be upon both man and beast.” The Great Controversy, pages 589-590.

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Bakeries in Tonga will soon no longer be able to open on Sundays after the government sided with churches.

Technically, they’ve never been allowed to open because the constitution makes clear that Sundays are off limits for commercial business: “The Sabbath Day shall be kept holy in Tonga and no person shall practise his trade or profession or conduct any commercial undertaking on the Sabbath Day,” it reads.

But that’s been rarely observed since a cyclone in 1982 when bakeries opened to provide emergency food.

Church leaders finally had enough this year and called on the Tongan government to restore Sundays to a sacred day. And that’s exactly what will happen from July 3.

Local bakeries, which had been pushing for a public vote on the issue, say the decision will lead to job losses.

The government has exempted restaurants from the ban, saying tourists expect to be able to buy food on a Sunday.

 

And let it be remembered, it is the boast of Rome that she never changes. The principles of Gregory VII and Innocent III are still the principles of the Roman Catholic Church. And had she but the power, she would put them in practice with as much vigor now as in past centuries. Protestants little know what they are doing when they propose to accept the aid of Rome in the work of Sunday exaltation. While they are bent upon the accomplishment of their purpose, Rome is aiming to re-establish her power, to recover her lost supremacy. Let the principle once be established in the United States that the church may employ or control the power of the state; that religious observances may be enforced by secular laws; in short, that the authority of church and state is to dominate the conscience, and the triumph of Rome in this country is assured.—Great Controversy pg. 581

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Massive hailstones the size of baseballs fell on parts of Texas shattering windows and damaging roofs as severe weather moved across the Southern Plains in the US. The storms shattered windows and mangled blinds as the gigantic hailstones crashed through homes and into living rooms and kitchens.

Also, one person died after losing control of her car and crashing into a group of trees in Arkansas during wet conditions brought on by the sever weather.

One driver in North Texas, Sara Correa, was caught in the storm. Traveling with her husband Adrian and her 8-month-old daughter Addison in the back seat. Sara and her family “endured several scary moments as hail blasted through the [car’s] windows.”

“The back window was just completely shattered through. It was the scariest thing I’ve ever been through,” said Sara. Addison suffered minor injuries. “She’s getting pelted with hail and glass, and there’s nothing you can do about it,” her husband Adrian Correa added.

All over the region, cars and homes suffered similar damage from the relentless hail. “If there was a Cat[egory] 4 or 5 or EF4 or 5 equivalent for hail damage, the damage in Wylie, Texas… would be it.” said meteorologist Bryan Wood. Schools in Wylie were closed while assessments and repairs were made.

A huge church fire in Arkansas was believed to have been cause by lightening. The fire was one of several fires started in Union County by the storms, including an oil-processing tank. A tornado was responsible for some falling tree damage in Miller County, as well.

Another storm dumped massive amounts of hail in southeastern, Oklahoma, some of it dangerously large. In Atoka (population 3,000), the hail was the size of baseballs.

While the hail in Texas and Oklahoma is very small compared to the size of the hail that will fall during the final plagues the size of a talent (75lb balls of ice), it nevertheless gives us pause to consider what kind of damage hail will do in a violent storm. It also reminds us that we are near the end, and it is in the mercy of God that the hail in Texas and Oklahoma wasn’t larger.

“And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent: and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceeding great.” Revelation 16:21

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It’s now official. Banks can take your money if their gambling goes south to pay their debts. Yes, they gamble with leveraged derivatives. And if they lose, you lose. They get dibs on your money.

Mark Nestman of Nestman.com, a seasoned journalist and financial and geopolitical analyst, reported that “On November 16, [2015] leaders of the G20 Group of Nations — the 20 largest economies — made an important decision. The world’s megabanks now have official permission to pledge depositor accounts as collateral to make leveraged derivative bets. And if they lose a bet, the counterparty to the contract has first dibs on your money.

“Cyprus-style bail-ins” are on the horizon for bank customers around the world. And the governments of these 20 countries are likely going to put these arrangements into law. Most have already done so, including the USA.

But that wasn’t all the G20 did to your bank account. They created a way to convert your money into stock – into the bank’s stock. Called the “Adequacy of Loss-Absorbing Capacity of Global Systemically Important Banks in Resolution,” the plan allows the bank to convert your money into bank stock so that you will be playing the stock market just as if you did it through your broker. You would incur the same risks.

Here’s how it will work. When you put your money into a bank, particularly a bank that is “to big to fail,” if they bank gets into trouble and becomes insolvent, it will “promptly recapitalize” your money by converting it to stock.

“But this proposal profoundly changes the rules for banking globally,” wrote Nestman,**** “and not in a good way. This helps them avoid the politically unpopular tax-payer funded bail-outs of earlier financial crises. And the so-called “recapitalization” would include your checking accounts, CDs, and money market accounts. Nestman says banks will essentially be taking your money to a horse racing track and betting on a nag.

Essentially, your deposits become unsecured debt of the bank. The leveraged derivatives are secured. Therefore, when trouble arises, your unsecured debt, which has become collateral for the secured debt, ends up in the hands of the secured creditors, and taken from you. Heads, the bank wins. Tails, you lose.

The FDIC (which is the U.S. bank deposit insurance company) has only $1 to back up every $100 of all deposits. Under present conditions, with over $300 trillion in leveraged derivatives, the failure of one large Wall Street bank could deplete the FDIC’s fund.

Perhaps this is the time to invest in the bank of heaven, for the time is coming when all hoarded wealth will become worthless.

“Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you. Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are motheaten. Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days.” James 5:1-3

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At least five federal agencies are weighing whether to withhold funds from North Carolina in response to a new law designed to protect the religious convictions of its citizens. They are Education, Transportation, Labor, Housing and Urban Development and Health and Human Services. The Obama Administration decided to scrutinize its relationship to North Carolina, which could have major implications for the state.

Governor Pat McCrory signed the legislation, which pro-gay activists say blocks protections for gay, lesbians and bisexuals and prohibits transgender individuals from using bathrooms that are not the aligned ones with their biological gender.

White House spokesman Josh Earnest said that the White House has a responsibility to ensure that “individual Americans are not discriminated against because of who they love.”

“I can just say that, more generally, this administration is committed to defending and even promoting the equal rights of all Americans, including LGBT Americans,” he added.

“Several corporate leaders, as well as senior administration officials and civil rights activists, have criticized the law, which was passed in response to a Charlotte ordinance that would have allowed transgender people to use restrooms that corresponded with their chosen gender identity.”

“It’s shameful the Obama administration would consider using North Carolina children and families as pawns on a political chessboard in an attempt to advance their radical political agenda to eliminate sex-specific bathrooms and locker rooms in schools,” said Ricky Diaz, a spokesman for McCrory’s reelection campaign.

North Carolina receives $1 billion a year from the transportation and more than $4 billion a year from the Education Department.

The absurd regulations of anti-discrimination laws in the United States reveal the lengths to which pro-gay activists will go to force their views on society, even abridging religious freedom protections in the name of protecting their class. Gay rights now supersede religious freedom.

“But before they lay down, the men of the city, [even] the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both old and young, all the people from every quarter…” Genesis 19:4

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Written by Hal Myer KTFMinistry

There is a problem on the transgender front. Confusion. Yes, confusion. And it’s not just in the minds of the transgenders. And it’s becoming more menacing.

Now days, if you maintain the viewpoint that there are men, and there are women and that the difference between them is fundamental, you are a bigot, on par with “racist,” “sexist,” or “homophobic.” Now days we must recognize “gender-fluid,” as a relevant and equal gender subset. Never mind that the vast majority of the human race accepts this binary distinction. The new bigotry is fast becoming an enforceable orthodoxy. And children and young people are facing an attitude reassignment.

One feminist ideologue Germaine Greer said that men who become women after medical treatment were still men. Other progressives attacked her for making such a politically incorrect statement.

Some think that transgender people have been failed, not that their sex change surgery was a failure, but that society won’t shake its objective evidence criteria for determining what gender they are. They should be able to switch back and forth at will.

And in some places, like Ireland, Malta, Argentina and Denmark, all you have to do is fill out a self-declaration form. Gender has become irrelevant, according to British Tory MP Maria Miller. “We should be looking at ways to trying to strip back talking about gender.”

Yet, the political class is obsessed with gender issues and can’t stop talking about them. Britain has even made gender reassessment a protected characteristic in the Equality Act. And the National Health Service has a National Clinical Reference Group for Gender Identity Services. And on Transgender Day of Remembrance, the Department of Education flew the transgender flag.

Perhaps we’re all supposed to be “gender-fluid” now. But gender is not fluid. It is factual. What is fluid is the language used to deconstruct traditional forms of gender identity. Gender identity comes from a complex relationship between biological sex and behavior. There’s no getting around it. Nevertheless, ideology rules these days. Gender identity is a social construct, not a biological fact among transgender proponents.

But those who feel trapped in the wrong gender are confused. “Surgery may not resolve this confusion. Many who change sex still don’t feel comfortable; tragically, some even commit suicide.” And to those who are desperate to make a gender change, gender is not irrelevant. It is of all-consuming importance.

The new gender politics holds that any evidence of difference is a form of prejudice. “If people want to identify with either gender or none, no one is allowed to gainsay it. Objective reality crumbles under the supremacy of subjective desire.”

“In fact, gender fluidity itself creates victims. Professor Paul McHugh is the former chief psychiatrist at Johns Hopkins hospital in the US. Most young boys and girls who seek sex reassignment,” McHugh has written, “have psychosocial issues and presume that such treatment will resolve them. The grim fact is that most of these youngsters do not find therapists willing to assess and guide them in ways that permit them to work out their conflicts and correct their assumptions. Rather, they and their families find only “gender counsellors” who encourage them in their sexual misassumptions.”

Any doctor who may look into the psychological history of a “transgender-ed” boy or girl in search of a resolvable problem could lose his or her license to practice medicine in some places. What ever happened to medical freedom? After all, half of young, and a third of adult transgender people say they have attempted suicide in Britain alone? But Britain’s establishment blames the so-called “transphobia” of others in their society for pushing them into deep depression, and uses it to justify state-mandated coercion. Trans and gender issues, they say, should be taught in schools as part of personal, social and health education.

“We can all predict what will happen. Gender fluidity will be actively promoted as just another lifestyle choice.” And “any differentiation in value between behavior or attitudes is bigoted and prohibited.” They must wipe gender from a child’s mind as well as any notion of gender norms. And though most children grow out of any gender confusion that may experience, the establishment doesn’t want that to happen. Instead of viewing it as a temporary health issue, it has become a political statement to be enforced. And gender-fluidity deniers will be accused of hate crimes.”

“The West is very much on a journey. From divorce and lone parenthood to gay marriage, what was once regarded as a source of disadvantage or category error has been transformed into a human right. In the process, compassion has turned into oppression.”

“Gender cannot be at real risk because it is anchored in an immutable reality. What is on the cards is oppression, socially engineered dysfunction and the loss of individual freedom.”

“Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot… But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.” Luke 17:28 and 29.

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B The man who police say roamed Kalamazoo County gunning down random victims this weekend appeared in court Monday to begin answering murder, assault and firearms charges.

The apparently random violence allegedly unleashed by Jason Brian Dalton left even law enforcement chilled. In an interview with CNN affiliate WOOD-TV in Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo County Undersheriff Paul Matyas called the shootings “your worst nightmare.”

According to authorities, Dalton, a married father of two, shot eight people in three locations across the county of 321,000 people Saturday evening in what Prosecuting Attorney Jeffrey Getting said Monday were “very deliberate killings.”Dalton was charged Monday with six counts of murder, two counts of assault with intent to commit murder and eight firearms charges.

At a probable cause hearing just before an arraignment, detectives testified that Dalton told them he “took people’s lives,” after he was read his rights that included the right to remain silent.

Uber’s chief security officer told CNN that Dalton passed a background check. Police also said Dalton did not have a criminal record.

“For all intents and purposes, he was your average Joe,” said Hadley, the public safety chief. “This was random.”

You can say mental illness was the issue with this individual but I believe the devil had control over this man the Bible clearly says in the book of Matthew 24:12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. When Christ is not dwelling in you Satan will take possession of the heart, and will make it his abiding place. The only defense against evil is the indwelling of Christ in the heart through faith in His righteousness. Unless we become vitally connected with God, we can never resist the unhallowed effects of self-love, self-indulgence, and temptation to sin. You might not be possessed by the devil but you can be influenced by him by distracting you from your relationship with Christ get back in the bible it is your only safe guard.

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
 James 4:7

Source: http://www.cnn.com/2016/02/22/us/kalamazoo-michigan-shooting/index.html

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By: Douglas Ernst

Nike has cut ties with legendary boxer Manny Pacquiao due to recent opinions he shared on homosexuality.

The eight-time world boxing champion told a local television station earlier in the week that same-sex couples are in many ways “worse than animals” because even beasts shun the practice.

“It’s common sense,” the Christian athlete told TV5 in the the Philippines on Monday. “Do you see animals mating with the same sex? Animals are better because they can distinguish male from female. If men mate with men and women mate with women, they are worse than animals.”

Nike made the decision less than 24 hours after a new change.org petition was launched against the boxer.

“We find Manny Pacquiao’s comments abhorrent. Nike strongly opposes discrimination of any kind and has a long history of supporting and standing up for the rights of the LGBT community,” the company said it a statement, TMZ reported. “We no longer have a relationship with Manny Pacquiao.”

Pacquiao, a congressman in the Philippines, used his official Twitter account on Tuesday to apologize for “hurting people,” but added, “I still stand on my belief that I’m against same-sex marriage because of what the Bible says.”

Pacquiao will be busy over the next few months. The 37-year-old boxer, whose record stands at 57-6-2, will fight one last time April 9 in Las Vegas, Nevada, against Timothy Bradley, 32, for the WBO welterweight championship belt. He then will attempt to win a senate seat during a May 9 election in the Philippines.

“This is my last fight,” Pacquiao said during a Madison Square Garden news Jan. 22, Reuters reported. “After this I’m going to retire and hang up my gloves and focus on my other big responsibility in my daily life, to help the people.”

 

Benjamin Franklin once said, “Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.”

Every principle of freedom will be eroded and repudiated in the last days. See Testimonies for the Church, Vol. 5, page 451

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For years, Twitter has positioned itself as a “global town square” that is open to discourse from all. And for years, extremist groups like the Islamic State have taken advantage of that stance, using Twitter as a place to spread their messages.

Twitter on Friday made clear that it was stepping up its fight to stem that tide. The social media company said it had suspended 125,000 Twitter accounts associated with extremism since the middle of 2015, the first time it has publicized the number of accounts it has suspended. Twitter also said it had expanded the teams that review reports of accounts connected to extremism, to remove the accounts more quickly.

“As the nature of the terrorist threat has changed, so has our ongoing work in this area,” Twitter said in a statement, adding that it “condemns the use of Twitter to promote terrorism.” The company said its collective moves had already produced results, “including an increase in account suspensions and this type of activity shifting off Twitter.” The disclosure follows intensifying pressure on Twitter and other technology companies from the White House….

Wake up people here it is our government taking control. I’m not saying it’s wrong to fight off terrorism by using social media platforms it is unacceptable for evil men to wipe out people from the face of the earth do to their beliefs.  But this fight on terrorism is stepping out of line that it invades our freedom of speech in which is very disturbing. The subtle word we must look into is extremism the word extremism means a tendency or disposition to go to extremes or an instance of going to extremes, especially in political matters. This word that our governments uses to define terrorism is broad because its just not talking about Islamic terrorism but other groups that classify as a threat to civilization including Christian groups. If you don’t believe me notice this quote. “The SPLC says it places groups — including conservative, Christian groups — on its “Hate List” based on their beliefs, not their propensity for violence. “Homegrown violent extremists can be motivated by any viewpoint on the full spectrum of hate — anti-government views, racism, bigotry, anarchy and other despicable beliefs,” Carlin told a gathering at George Washington University. The discussion was co-hosted by SPLC. “When it comes to hate and intolerance, no single ideology governs.”Freedom of speech is now under assault in the name of fighting terrorism and extremism as it is maturing in the U.S. and the world “Non-violent extremism” could eventually expand and cross over to take in those that believe and teach the Bible, particularly as it relates to Revelation 13,14:6-12, Rev 17 and Revelation 18:1-4 in which exposes the Papacy. A year ago Popes Francis has deemed Christians who believe strictly to the Bible teaching as fundamentalist. Now the word today we associate it with terrorism but the original definition for fundamentalist meant Christians who believed in the Bible truth and believed the literal second coming of Jesus Christ and keepers of the commandments of God.

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Donald Trump Says if he is President, Christians will have Plenty of Power

Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump unequivocally embraced the evangelical Christian community in a Saturday speech in Sioux Center, Iowa. “I’m a true believer,” he said. “And you’re many true believers — I hope all — is everybody a true believer in this room? I think so. But Christianity is under tremendous siege,” Trump told supporters at Dordt College, a Christian liberal-arts school.

Trump lamented that Christians do not wield as much political influence in the U.S. as they could. “The power of our group of people together, I mean, if you add it up … it could be 240, 250 million. And yet we don’t exert the power that we should have. Now, I think some of the churches are afraid of their tax status, to be honest,” he added. “But you know the fact is that there is nothing the politicians can do to you if you band together. You have too much power. But the Christians don’t use their power,” Trump said. “We have to strengthen. Because we are getting — if you look, it’s death by a million cuts — we are getting less and less and less powerful in terms of a religion, and in terms of a force,” he continued.

“And by the way, Christianity will have power, without having to form.” He added: “Because if I’m [elected President], you’re going to have plenty of power. You don’t need anybody else. You’re going to have somebody representing you very, very well. Remember that.”

The uniting of church and state is a principle of popery and will lead to Sunday laws. The United States has been chipping away at all of its constitutional protections of liberty including religious liberty. While there have been attempts to strengthen church-state ties in the past, the strong bulwark of constitutional protections of religious liberty have prevented the uniting of church and state, and have protected against religious statism. But that is no longer the case. Liberties have been eroded considerably in recent years to the point where even religious liberty is under assault. Once the strong reaction to secular liberalism and socialism matures, which is clearly developing in the Republican voters response to Trump’s political campaign, Sunday laws and other forms of oppressive enactments are much more likely.

“When the leading churches of the United States, uniting upon such points of doctrine as are held by them in common, shall influence the state to enforce their decrees and to sustain their institutions, then Protestant America will have formed an image of the Roman hierarchy, and the infliction of civil penalties upon dissenters will inevitably result.” The Great Controversy, page 445

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For the first time, the royal seal of King Hezekiah in the Bible has been found in an https://i0.wp.com/cdn.biblicalarchaeology.org/wp-content/uploads/hezekiah-bulla.jpgarchaeological excavation. The stamped clay seal, also known as a bulla, was discovered in the Ophel excavations led by Dr. Eilat Mazar at the foot of the southern wall of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. The discovery was announced in a recent press release by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Institute of Archaeology, under whose auspices the excavations were conducted.

The bulla, which measures just over a centimeter in diameter, bears a seal impression depicting a two-winged sun disk flanked by ankh symbols and containing a Hebrew inscription that reads “Belonging to Hezekiah, (son of) Ahaz, king of Judah.” The bulla was discovered along with 33 other stamped bullae during wet-sifting of dirt from a refuse dump located next to a 10th-century B.C.E. royal building in the Ophel.

In the ancient Near East, clay bullae were used to secure the strings tied around rolled-up documents. The bullae were made by pressing a seal onto a wet lump of clay. The stamped bulla served as both a signature and as a means of ensuring the authenticity of the documents (By Robin Ngo Bible History Daily). The Bible says, “I the Lord speak the truth, I declare what is right.” Isaiah 45:19 To read more of the article go to http://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/biblical-sites-places/jerusalem/king-hezekiah-in-the-bible-royal-seal-of-hezekiah-comes-to-light/

 

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The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. 2 Corinthians 4:4



The Sabbath, Part 1The Lost Day of History by Bill May

Date: 10/31/2009

The longest commandment begins with the word “Remember” and the devil has been attacking that commandment. The Sabbath was made to bless us and give us time with God. You cannot obey God if you don’t know God so the devil works the hardest to destroy our time with God.

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POPE FRANCIS, WHO MORE THAN A BILLION CATHOLICS BELIEVE IS GOD’S REPRESENTATIVE ON EARTH, WILL MEET WITH POWERFUL SILICON VALLEY GOOGLE EXECUTIVE AND PHILANTHROPIST ERIC SCHMIDT FOR 15 MINUTES AT THE VATICAN IN ROME.

“And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning, Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come.” Revelation 19:9,10 (KJV)

Prophecy watchers are looking with great interest on the upcoming private meeting between the uber-powerful technology titan Eric Schmidt from Google, and the head of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis. Many pro-Vatican pundits have long acknowledged that Francis is not content to merely be the Pope, and wants to form strategic alliances to expand his borders. Revelation 17 and 18 says that the he has much bigger shoes to fill than the ones he is currently wearing.

A source close to the Vatican, who was familiar with the details of the meeting but not authorised to speak on the record, confirmed the brief meeting would take place on Friday. Another source familiar with the meeting said Schmidt was due to meet with the pope privately along with Jared Cohen, a former US state department official who is now head of Google Ideas. Schmidt co-wrote a book with Cohen in 2013 called The New Digital Age: Reshaping the Future of People, Nations and Business.

Google declined to respond to several requests for comment over the past 24 hours about the meeting. The planned encounter was first mooted in a barely noticed tweet two days ago by a man named Iacopo Scaramuzzi, who has been described on Twitter as a Vaticanista, or Vatican expert.

This meeting comes on the heels of the release of the Pope’s One World Religion video the other day. All regimes require money, power and influence, and Eric Schmidt possess all three of those things in abundance. As head of Google, his ability to sway and influence public opinion is nearly unlimited. Imagine how much ground could be covered via social media with a Google sponsored endorsement of the Vatican’s agenda. Having the Pope’s “blessing” would likewise also open up new doors of opportunity for Google with it’s military ambitions.

Google and the Vatican share one major, overarching ambition. They both desire to reshape the future.

Let the partnership begin… The Beast is waking up.

Written by Geoffrey Grider  http://www.christianpatriots.org
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The World needs to know the truth about God’s Holy Sabbath Day

New Sabbath Website: This ministry has recently launched a new, The Bible Sabbathupdated Sabbath website, with lots of information and Bible truths concerning the seventh day Sabbath.

This world is nearing the final events before Jesus Christ returns, and the Sabbath issue will be one of the main focal points in last day events. So if you are a Sunday keeper, then I urge you to see our website and seek the truth concerning God’s 4th commandment. And if you are a Sabbath keeper, then I urge you to share these truths with others.

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And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship (obey, yield homage to) him, whose names are not written in the Book of Life of the Lamb, slain from the foundation of the world. If any man has an ear, let him hear . . . !”
Revelation 13:8

“When the leading churches of the United States, uniting upon such points of doctrine as are held by them in common, shall influence the state to enforce their decrees and to sustain their institutions, then Protestant America will have formed an image (likeness) of the Roman hierarchy, and the infliction of civil penalties upon dissenters will inevitably result. . . .

The enforcement of Sundaykeeping on the part of Protestant churches is an enforcement of the worship of the papacy. . . .

In the very act of enforcing a religious duty by secular power, the churches would themselves form an image to the beast (Revelation 13:1-18); hence the enforcement of Sundaykeeping in the United States would be an enforcement of the worship (serice, homage) of the beast and his image.” –

Great Controversy, p.445-449 (1911 edition)

When Protestantism shall stretch her hand across the gulf to grasp the hand of the Roman power, when she shall reach over the abyss to clasp hands with spiritualism (Eastern mysticism), when, under the influence of this threefold union, our country shall repudiate every principle of its Constitution as a Protestant and republican government and shall make provision for the propagation of papal falsehoods and delusions . . .  Then we may know that the time has come for the marvelous working of Satan and that the end is near !”

–5T 451 (1885).  {Last Day Events, p.131.4}

 

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Who is the Antichrist?The Other WomanThe Mark of the BeastThe USA in Bible Prophecy

 


Who is the Antichrist?

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Published on Jan 16, 2015

Why do a few religions claim that Saturday is the Sabbath day while most religions observe Sunday as the Sabbath? Can both Sunday and Saturday be the 7th day Sabbath of the Torah, Bible and Koran? What is the Truth concerning God’s Sabbath or does He and it really matter? This documentary by Ivan Culver is the 1st to be released of its kind and contains some amazing facts that only those who have watched it can know. http://www.sabbathtruth.com


No outward observances can take the place of simple faith and entire renunciation of self. But no man can empty himself of self. We can only consent for Christ to accomplish the work. Then the language of the soul will be, Lord, take my heart; for I cannot give it. It is Thy property. Keep it pure, for I cannot keep it for Thee. Save me in spite of myself, my weak, unchristlike self. Mold me, fashion me, raise me into a pure and holy atmosphere, where the rich current of Thy love can flow through my soul. Christ Object Lesson page 159

 

If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.
 John 8:36


Pope Francis with Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI at the Monastery of Mater Ecclesiae in Vatican City on June 30, 2015. Credit: L'Osservatore Romano.

 

“The rite of the opening of the Holy Door is intended to symbolically illustrate the idea that the Church’s faithful are offered an ‘extraordinary path’ toward salvation during the time of jubilee … The doors are only opened during jubilee years so that pilgrims can enter through them in order to gain the plenary indulgence that is connected with the jubilee … One of the novelties for the upcoming Jubilee of Mercy is that for the first time Holy Doors will be designated in every diocese throughout the world.”

What the Roman Catholic Church is saying here is that if you walk through any of these so called ‘holy doors’ during this ‘Jubilee’, the church will pardon you of your sins and therefore you will not need to spend any time in ‘purgatory’ (Catholic teaching). Instead the church will grant you a straight passage to salvation.

Anyone see a problem with this? Yes, the Roman Catholic Church replaces the FREE gift of grace that God has bestowed upon us, which we can secure by faith in Jesus Christ, with their own works based salvation that only the church can grant you.

Oh dear people of God in the Roman Catholic Church – Please pick up a Bible and study for yourself, and you will see that walking through a so called ‘holy door’ will do nothing for you. Jesus Christ the Son of God has already secured your salvation on the cross of calvary. All you need to do is accept this sacrifice by faith and follow Jesus Christ. The pope and the Roman Catholic Church can do nothing for your salvation. It is only secured by faith in Jesus Christ and the work that he did, and continues to do for you in the heavenly sanctuary.

Ephesians 2:4-10 …’But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) and hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus: That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus. For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.’ Jesus is our High Priest in the heavenly sanctuary? We do not need any earthly priests or popes to confess our sins to. We have direct access to God’s throne of grace through Jesus Christ our High Priest (Hebrews 4:14-16; 8:1-2 and 9:11-12) Please click on the image below to study these lessons.

 Jesus is our High Priest in the heavenly sanctuary? We do not need any earthly priests or popes to confess our sins to. We have direct access to God’s throne of grace through Jesus Christ our High Priest (Hebrews 4:14-16; 8:1-2 and 9:11-12) Please click on the image below to study these lessons.

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Rescue from AboveWho is the Antichrist?


By Amanda Froelich

If you’re aware that only a handful of corporations (6, to be exact) control over 90% of the media, you’re one of the few. What this means is that everything you hear on the radio, read in the news, and see on television (including the ‘news’), is controlled by one of these six corporations: General Electric (GE), News Corp, Disney, Viacom, Time Warner, and CBS.

This startling truth has become more commonly accepted in recent years, especially since Operation Mockingbird, a CIA-based initiative to control mainstream media, was exposed.

Popular avenues of information are now bombarded with clever marketing tactics telling the public what to think and what to buy, how to look, and where to spend hard-earned dollars. Such is evident once you wake up and note the blatant lies continuing to spam the TV screen and newspaper headlines – especially concerning the topics of health, food, war (“terrorism”), poverty, and more.

Sadly, people aren’t even aware of how brainwashed they’ve become. That’s where Sharyl Attkisson comes in.

For her eye-opening TEDx talk (below), the veteran investigative journalist (and former CBS News investigative reporter) reveals how “astroturf,” or fake grassroots movements, funded by political, corporate, or other special interests very effectively manipulate and distort media messages. It’s time the populace wake up and question everything with integrity. 

 

The mind, the soul, is built up by that upon which it feeds; and it rests with us to determine upon what it shall be fed. Education Pg. 126 (2 Cor 3:18; Prov. 23:7; Rom 12:2)

 

 


 

To the terrorist attacks in Paris and California and many more to come this will never stop the United States government have no answer in stopping these attacks. Implementing gun control will not be the answer in stopping terrorist. Why because the Bible says so in direct to connection with Islam. In the book of Genesis 16:12 “And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man’s hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.” This speaks of Ismael and his descendants the Bible says that “And he(Ismael) will be a wild man”. This is exactly what we are seeing with Islam this religion is out of control something wild that you see cannot be tamed and this is Islam, Ismael is a wild man and Islam displays that spirit of Ismael. Islam is attacking any nation that challenges their beliefs(read Revelation chapter 9) and we are seeing nations all over the world unite to fight against Islam. The Bible says “his hand will be against every man, and every man’s hand against him”. The Bible says “Iniquity shall abound.” Matthew 24:12. “Evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse.” 2 Timothy 3:13. “ Are we seeing that with Islam today stay close to Jesus my friends Please take the time and share this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCmSBfVXEmA God bless

ROME’S REVENGE (PT.3)

Posted: November 26, 2015 in Education, Uncategorized
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Francesco

 

“In this current situation the Diocese of Ahiara is without the bridegroom, has lost her fertility and cannot bear fruit … The Church is a mother and whoever offends her commits a mortal sin, it’s very serious … Therefore, I ask that every priest or ecclesiastic incardinated in the Diocese of Ahiara … write a letter addressed to me in which he asks for forgiveness; all must write individually and personally. We all must share this common sorrow. In the letter … 1. one must clearly manifest total obedience to the Pope … Maybe someone has been manipulated without having full awareness of the wound inflicted upon the ecclesial communion.” read more on the letter http://w2.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/speeches/2017/june/documents/papa-francesco_20170608_diocesi-ahiara.html

The pope and Papal Church is showing it’s true colours here! There is not one single person on earth who we are to show ‘total obedience’ to. And the only one we are to show total obedience to is God. But the true colours of the Papal Church is shown here, and just as prophecy declares in Revelation 13, the world will be forced on day soon to show ‘total obedience’ to the Papal beast and it’s image, or ‘suffer the consequences’.

The world is ‘wondering after the beast’, just as Revelation 13 prophesied. The ‘kings of the earth’ will one day soon give their power and authority over to the Roman Catholic Church as Revelation 17 prophesied. And then those of us who proclaim the truth, which “offends the mother church” will be seen as the enemy, and they will seek to kill us. But fear not brothers and sisters, as we have the one true God with us!

 

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British Prime Minister Theresa May says human rights laws will be changed “if they get in the way” of the country’s fight against terror. May said she would seek to introduce longer prison terms for those convicted of terrorist offenses and make it easier to “deport foreign terrorist suspects.”

May has overseen cuts to police officer numbers by over 20,000 during her tenure as home secretary and is trying to shore up her domestic security credentials in the wake of criticism from the opposition party.

May has previously called for closer regulation of the Internet to tackle extremism and criticized social media firms for not doing enough to police their platforms. British security services already possess wide anti-terrorism powers that have been denounced by Amnesty International as among “the most draconian” in Europe.

Questions about how Khuram Butt and Youssef Zaghba got through the “net” since they were well-known to police and had been investigated have prompted calls to further erode human rights to deal with these kinds of threats. Butt, Zaghba and another man, Rachid Redouane, rammed a van into pedestrians on London Bridge before launching a stabbing spree in bars and restaurants at nearby Borough Market on Saturday night. At least seven people were killed and dozens were injured. The three terrorists were shot dead by police.

May said more needed to be done “to restrict the freedom and movement of terrorism suspects when we have enough evidence to know they are a threat but not enough evidence to prosecute them in full in court.”

As Home Secretary, May oversaw the replacement of control orders — sweeping powers introduced in 2005 that placed extreme limits on the freedom and movement of terrorism suspects — and their replacement with what some critics have described as “watered down” restrictions. But May has now said that it needed to be easier to kick terror suspects out of the UK.

The Liberty group’s director Martha Spurrier accused May of wanting to rip up British human rights laws. “If Theresa May does what she threatens, she will go down in history as the Prime Minister who handed terrorists their greatest victory,” she said. “For cheap political points and headlines, she is willing to undermine our democracy, our freedom and our rights — the very things these violent murderers seek to attack.”

Limiting human rights of unconvicted suspects to eliminate Muslim extremist threats will have implications for other religions too. If your Christian faith is ever considered extreme, which is very likely, your human rights will be curtailed too. Prophetically, terrorism is really about targeting western constitutions and removing the freedoms their citizens have enjoyed. Terrorism is the perfect tool in the hands of the enemy, to do this without much opposition.

We must work “while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.” John 9:4.

 

 

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President Trump doesn’t like the rules of Congress and wants to change them. His agenda has been challenged at every turn and Mr. Trump thinks he needs more power to get it through.

“It’s just a very, very bureaucratic system,” he said on Face the Nation. “I think the rules in Congress and, in particular, the rules in the Senate, are unbelievably archaic and slow-moving.”

Donald Trump is trying to approach government by using business principles, taking aim at the 60 vote threshold in the Senate for many of the key elements of his agenda.

In essence he is blaming the Constitution, which embodies the separation of powers for the cumbersome process required to get things done through Congress.

During a recent interview with Fox News to discuss his first 100 days as president, Mr. Trump denounced the constitutional system of checks and balances as “archaic.”

“It’s a very rough system. It’s an archaic system,” Trump said. “It’s really a bad thing for the country.”

Meanwhile, White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus said the president is thinking about amending or even abolishing the First Amendment to stifle what they consider to be unfair media criticism. When asked by Jonathan Karl whether they had considered a constitutional amendment so that the president can sue his critics, Priebus responded: “I think it’s something that we’ve looked at. How that gets executed or whether that goes anywhere is a different story.”

President Obama himself often attempted to avoid dealing with Congress by using and threatening to use executive orders to get things done. In spite of that, he said in 2016, “If you disrespect the Constitution by threatening to shut down the press when it doesn’t say things you like or threaten to throw your opponent in jail or discriminate against people of different faiths. If you do that before you are elected, then what are you gonna do when you have actual power to do those things?”

President Trump, his legislative agenda largely stalled more than 100 days in office, is lamenting the “archaic” rules of Congress.

When defending why he wasn’t as productive as he promised his supporters he would be during his first 100 days, he said on Fox News that the process of getting things done in Congress is “a very rough system. It’s an archaic system … It’s really a bad thing for the country.”

“Well, I think things generally tend to go a little bit slower than you’d like them to go,” he said on “Face the Nation.” “It’s just a very, very bureaucratic system. I think the rules in Congress and, in particular, the rules in the Senate, are unbelievably archaic and slow-moving.”

Then the president zeroed in on the real issue by saying that Democrats can block him from furthering his agenda by filibustering legislation in the Senate. “All they do is obstruct,” he told CBS. “All they do is delay. Even our Supreme Court justice, as you know — who I think is going to be outstanding, Justice Gorsuch — I think that it was disgraceful the way they handled that.”

After the first 100 days in office, many of the president’s priorities, such as repealing and replacing Obamacare, tax reform and building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border are languishing and are uncertain to get through Congress.

President Trump is likely to go ahead to get rid of the filibuster. He recently tweeted that the GOP should consider if it can’t get 60 votes to overcome a filibuster. He even threatened a government shutdown of prove his point.

“We either elect more Republican Senators in 2018 or change the rules now to 51%. Our country needs a good “shutdown” in September to fix [the] mess!” he said. He told Fox news, “We don’t have a lot of closers in politics, and I understand why: It’s a very rough system. It’s an archaic system.”

“You look at the rules of the Senate, even the rules of the House — but the rules of the Senate and some of the things you have to go through — it’s really a bad thing for the country, in my opinion. They’re archaic rules. And maybe at some point we’re going to have to take those rules on, because, for the good of the nation, things are going to have to be different.”

“You can’t go through a process like this. It’s not fair. It forces you to make bad decisions. I mean, you’re really forced into doing things that you would normally not do except for these archaic rules.”

But will changing the rules be a good thing? Once President Trump leaves office, what of the next president. Things could easily go from bad to worse.

Presidents don’t like their powers limited. Donald Trump wants more power — and he wants it quickly.

If he was able to get rid of the filibuster, he would be placing a lot of power in the hands of the majority party. Getting rid of it completely would change the face of American politics for good. Yes, it would clear a major hurdle for President Trump in passing his agenda. But, what of future presidents? Whether he targets the filibuster specifically or not, his attitude toward his own power is clear: the more, the better.

Could removing or adjusting the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution for one reason (i.e. making it easier to sue members of the press) set a precedent for the removal of other freedoms?

Every principle of the U.S. Constitution will be repudiated in one form or another. See Testimonies for the Church, Vol. 5, and page 451.

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The Jehovah’s Witnesses have been banned as an extremist group in a Supreme Court decision that observers fear signals a further step back for religious liberty.

“For Jehovah’s Witnesses, this is going to be a frightening time,” Lorcan Price, ADF International legal counsel in Strasbourg said. “It effectively means that holding their beliefs and manifesting them is tantamount to a criminal act in Russia. They risk new levels of persecution by the Russian authorities,” which reverses positive trends seen in Russia in recent years.

“What we’re seeing really is the slide back into the type of attitude that characterized the worst of oppression in the 20th century by the Soviet regime in Russia,” he added. “It’s obviously very sad and disheartening to see that happening again.”

The Russian Orthodox Church, which is the official state church in Russia and its predominant religion, fears the influence of minority religions, in particular the Jehovah’s Witnesses. But will this lead to the persecution of other churches not favored by the Russian Orthodox Church as well? Russia’s federal security service, the FSB (formerly the KGB), also holds the denomination under deep suspicion.

Russia’s Justice Ministry in March ordered that the Jehovah’s Witnesses denomination be liquidated and disbanded. Judges ordered the closure of the denomination’s Russian headquarters and almost 400 local chapters. The denomination’s property would also be seized.

The denomination’s lawyer, Viktor Zhenkov, said the group would appeal the court ruling upholding the order. “We consider this decision an act of political repression that is impermissible in contemporary Russia,” Zhenkov told the New York Times.

The Supreme Court’s decision is more accurately characterized as religious repression with political consequences. For instance, Russia has duties under the European Court of Human Rights to protect freedom of worship and belief.

Svetlana Borisova, who represented the Justice Ministry in the Supreme Court, charged that the denomination’s members had shown “signs of extremist activity that represent a threat to the rights of citizens, social order and the security of society.”

“Last year in particular the government adopted some very draconian and far-reaching legislation that has severely disrupted the right of worship and freedom of belief in Russia,” he said. The government made it illegal to invite someone to a religious meeting, even on Facebook and other social media.

Also, anti-terrorism measures have given Russian police powers to disrupt private worship services, to arrest and detain individuals handing out unapproved religious materials, and to outlaw any public preaching without prior approval from Russian authorities.

The Jehovah’s Witnesses suffered intense persecution under the Soviet era until the fall of communism in 1991. A 2002 anti-extremism law and a broader definition of extremism in 2006 once again put legal pressure on the denomination.

Price said an appeal to the European Court of Human Rights could produce a positive response, but Russia has “a long history of ignoring decisions” from that court, which relies on diplomatic pressure to enforce its decisions. “For Christians and minority faiths in Russia this is a frightening time,” he said.

“What we hope is ultimately the Russian government will take notice of international condemnation and reverse these policies.”

The persecution of the Jehovah’s Witnesses lays a foundation for persecution of other religious minorities in Russia once case law has established precedents. The enemy is angling to restrict the true followers of Jesus by first establishing hatred and persecution of others.

“Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.” II Timothy 3:12.

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The Pentagon announced on April 8, that a Navy carrier strike group has been order to move toward the Western Pacific Ocean to provide a physical presence near the Korean peninsula. The carrier group includes the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson, with support from several missile destroyers and missile cruisers.

In light of the provocative behavior from North Korea, H.R. McMaster, the national security adviser said, “It’s prudent to do it, isn’t it?”

Meanwhile the Secretary of State Rex Tillerson insisted that he was hopeful that China would put pressure on Pyongyang. “This is a rogue regime that is now a nuclear-capable regime, and President Xi and President Trump agreed that that is unacceptable, that what must happen is the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula,” he said. Tillerson said the meeting at Mar-a-Lago, Mr Trump’s Florida estate, had helped convince the Chinese to take action.

“President Xi expressed agreement that the regime has reached new levels of concern.”

Tillerson also said on a Sunday talk show that he expected the Chinese to take concrete steps. “We expect that they will. They have indicated that they will. And we need to give them time.”

Meanwhile North Korea released a video perporting to show a US aircraft carrier being blown up, as it warned the US against carrying out military action, and warned that more intercontinental ballistic missile tests.

On Saturday, U.S. President Donald Trump and South Korea’s leader, acting president Hwang Kyo-Ahn, spoke by phone. The White House said the two agreed to stay in close contact about North Korea and other issues.

On Sunday the White House confirmed a conversation between Mr Trump and Shinzo Abe, the Japanese leader, which reiterated US support for Japan in the region and their desire to work together on the problem of North Korea.

“And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars…” Matthew 24:6  The Ultimate Deliverance

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