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Vatican Scandal Seals Pope’s Decision to Resign · February 25, 2013

Italian media reported that Pope Benedict XVI resigned after a “disturbing” confidential report of yet another Vatican scandal landed on his desk. Benedict had commissioned three cardinals (all over 80 years of age) to verify allegations exposed in the so-called VatiLeaks affair concerning financial improprieties. But the two-volume, red-leather bound dossier almost 300 pages in length went way beyond financial matters. It was when he received the scandalous secret report on December 17, 2012, that the Pope made the final decision to resign.

La Repubblica said that the report contained “an exact map of the mischief and the bad fish” inside the Holy See. It was about the breaking of the sixth and seventh commandments, which forbid adultery, including homosexual acts, and stealing, according to Vatican insiders. “The cardinals were said to have uncovered an underground gay network, whose members organize sexual meetings in several venues in Rome and Vatican City,” some of whom were being blackmailed by outsiders, said the report. The venues included a hair dressing salon in Vatican City itself as well as gay bars and night clubs in the city of Rome.

“What’s coming out is a very detailed X-ray of the Roman Curia that does not spare even the closest collaborators of the pope,” wrote a respected Vatican expert in Panorama, a conservative weekly. The report described a number of factions among Vatican officials in the Curia, including one whose members were “united by sexual orientation.” La Repubblica said some Vatican officials had been subject to ‘external influence’ from laymen with whom they had links of a ‘worldly nature.’ The paper said this was a clear reference to blackmail.”

In one incident, a “senior Vatican official” was suspended from his duties when he was filmed making sexual overtures to a young man in a “sting” operation organized by an Italian TV program. In another, “a chorister was dismissed for allegedly procuring male prostitutes for a papal gentleman-in-waiting. A few months later a weekly news magazine used hidden cameras to record priests visiting gay clubs and bars and having sex.”

The report also focused on financial misdealings of the Vatican bank, known as the Institute for Religious Works (IOR). Italian authorities are investigating the IOR in relation to money-laundering scandals that broke in the press last year. Apparently Vatican officials were either enriching themselves, or paying off blackmail bounty with Vatican money or both.

Though the three cardinals are too old to participate in the conclave, they will likely tell other cardinals what they uncovered and “will condition the conclave,” because they must elect a pope that is “immune to blackmail.” Benedict XVI will personally give the report to his successor.

Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi refused to comment on the matter saying that the report was causing “a tension that is the opposite of what the pope and the church want… Don’t expect comments or rebuttals of what is being said on this issue,” he said. But soon the Vatican issued rebuttals anyway denying that there was any verifiable links between the pope’s resignation and the revelations in the cardinals’ report. The Vatican however, did not deny the contents of the report submitted to Benedict by the investigative cardinals.

The Vatican is trying to become the global moral and ethical voice of reform in economics and politics. But the more the Vatican tries to cover her tracks, and make herself look good, the more the abominations and filth contained in its precincts is exposed to public scrutiny. Perhaps the angels are holding back the winds of strife by using Vatican scandals to keep world leaders from yielding to Vatican demands.

“Thus the message of the third angel will be proclaimed. As the time comes for it to be given with greatest power, the Lord will work through humble instruments, leading the minds of those who consecrate themselves to His service. The laborers will be qualified rather by the unction of His Spirit than by the training of literary institutions. Men of faith and prayer will be constrained to go forth with holy zeal, declaring the words which God gives them. The sins of Babylon will be laid open. The fearful results of enforcing the observances of the church by civil authority, the inroads of spiritualism, the stealthy but rapid progress of the papal power—all will be unmasked.” Great Controversy, page 606

“And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY,BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.” Revelation 17:4, 5 Do it for yourself to read the study guides @ the bottom.

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Who is the Antichrist?
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Lesson #15
Who, or what, is the Antichrist? Evil alliance, or sinister individual? Some say his appearance is still in the future. Others say he appeared long ago in the days of ancient Rome. But the Bible indicates that he is alive today! The Bible prophecies teach this antichrist power will play a crucial role in the final events of earth’s history. Do you know who he is? Are you sure? You need to be, …

The USA in Bible Prophecy.
2,411 Reads
Lesson #21
Can it really be true? America in Bible prophecy – absolutely! When you think about it, it makes sense that the most powerful and influential nation on earth will play a vital role in the final stunning events of the world’s closing history. But even more surprises await you as the Bible reveals how the leading nation of the world came to exist and why! Please read Revelation 13:11-18 before begi…

The Other Woman
1,878 Reads
Lesson #22
Every marriage must rely on trust – and likewise in our union with Christ, we must remain faithful to Him and His Word. Revelation speaks about the true bride of Christ, but there is another woman who is trying to seduce believers away from God’s Word. Revelation contains a shocking message about Babylon, the other woman. Babylon is fallen, and Christ’s people must escape her charms or perish! Thu…


Sunday 3 March 2013

EUROPEAN DAY FOR A WORK-FREE SUNDAY ON 3 MARCH 2013:

The European Sunday Alliance reminds all members and supporters to also take action this year on Sunday, 3 March 2013, as the EUROPEAN DAY FOR A WORK-FREE SUNDAY!

In these difficult times of economic insecurity too many workers and employers are coming under pressure and our society overlooks the importance of free time and the participation of citizens in society. With regard to the current retrenchment of social policies, it is important to make our voice for decent work rhythms heard!

Synchronization of working time: The current practises and legislation in EU- and Member States need to be improved. Synchronization of working time which includes the work-free Sunday is crucial. Only if this happens can health, safety and dignity of all citizens can be promoted. Only in this way will all citizens be able to reconcile their personal, family and professional life. Only by this is social cohesion guaranteed as it enables people to gather, employers and employees alike.

European Year of Citizens 2013: Whether it is for cultural enrichment or spiritual wellbeing or whether people attend church services, sports clubs, family events or civil society organizations: Citizenship deserves time! The work-free Sunday as well as synchronised working time are a clear and visible demonstration that people and our societies are not dependent solely on work and economy.

More than ever, in 2013, our Alliance calls on members, supporters and all citizens to make our common demand visible on Sunday on 3rd of March 2013!

 

What can YOU do ?

There are already Sunday Alliances in some EU Member States, which have had this tradition for a number of years. Whatever actions or political discussions you wish to organise will be up to each organisation to decide. The visibility of this special Sunday will not depend only on one ‘big event’ but also on innovative ideas and projects reflecting the local and regional culture and European traditions. This idea of a European Day on a work-free Sunday will grow from one year to the next.

A work free Sunday is a substitute for God’s work free Sabbath as described in the Ten Commandments. The European Sunday Alliance and its chapters are applying to Sunday all the benefits that God intended to be gained from the observance of the seventh day Sabbath.

While they are not promoting legal worship on Sundays at the moment, the Bible tells us in Revelation 13:8 that worship will eventually become the main point. “All that dwell upon the earth shall worship him.” Promoting laws to guarantee a work free Sunday is a foundation to the later stages of Sunday worship laws.

“The law of God, through the agency of Satan, is to be made void… The contest will be decided over the Sabbath question, which will agitate the whole world.” Evangelism, p. 236

So let us think for a minute about what we have learned about what is going on regarding Sunday rest. There is obviously a well-coordinated effort promoted by the Roman Catholic Church through the trade unions, many of her own church organizations, including the European Jesuit Office, through her ecumenical partners such as the various protestant churches, civic organizations and even the pope himself. They are determined to get a work free Sunday enforced in European law. By doing this, the Catholic Church will set itself up as the religious and cultural center of Europe, and therefore become the defacto religious leader of the resurrected Holy Roman Empire.

Once she is legally recognized in this way, she will work to go further with Sunday laws, eventually requiring all the citizens of Europe to worship in her way, just as prophecy has said.

When Jesus described the fall of Jerusalem, He was also referring to the end of time. Notice Luke 21:20 “And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh.” Could it be that with all the Sunday law agitation going on, the Roman armies are now surrounding God’s church? After all, Sunday legislation is a Roman thing.

Friends, we are nearing the final battle for truth and righteousness against the traditions and laws of men. We are entering the endgame. Don’t think that you have time to lose in your quest for righteousness. Don’t think you can waste another minute in preparing your life for the final battle. Jesus will stand by your side, but you cannot prepare in just a day. You have to become purposeful in your devotional life. You have to have determination to possess the presence of the Lord Jesus in your heart and mind. You cannot dabble with sin and expect to be mature enough to handle the pressure. God is calling you today. These signs of the times are actually His voice pleading with you and with me to repent and return to Him with all our hearts. Are you ready to do that today? Are you ready to place yourself completely in the hands of your heavenly Father and live by His law?

The Lost Day of History
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 Lesson #7
Did you know there is a very important day that almost everyone has forgotten about? It’s astounding that only a few people are aware of it, because it’s one of the most significant days in all of human history! It’s not only a day in the past, but the present and future. Furthermore, what happened on this neglected day can have a profound effect on your life. Want to know more amazing facts abo…
The Mark of the Beast.
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 Lesson #20
A tattooed number, a computer chip under the skin, or something more subtle? It’s one of the most misinterpreted prophecies in all of the Bible – yet it is so important to correctly understand this subject. But in studying the mark of the beast, we must address some very sensitive issues, naming names and being specific. This is not a popular thing today, but we must be firm because God loves Hi…


12 February 2013 Last updated at 12:37 ET

Coca-Cola drinking ‘linked to New Zealander’s death’

Coca-Cola bottles (Archive shot) The coroner called on soft drinks firms to carry more warnings about the risks of sugar and caffeine

Drinking large quantities of Coca-Cola was a “substantial factor” in the death of a 30-year-old woman in New Zealand, a coroner has said.

Natasha Harris, who died three years ago after a cardiac arrest, drank up to 10 litres of the fizzy drink each day.

This is twice the recommended safe limit of caffeine and more than 11 times the recommended sugar intake.

Coca-Cola had argued that it could not be proved its product had contributed to Ms Harris’ death.

The coroner’s verdict came on the day Coca-Cola Sales said sales in Europe and China fell in the last quarter of 2012, and warned of a “volatile” year to come.

‘Clear warnings’ needed

Natasha Harris, a mother of eight from the southern New Zealand city of Invercargill, suffered from ill health for years before her death.

Her family said she had developed an addiction to Coca-Cola and would get withdrawal symptoms, including “the shakes”, if she went without her favourite drink.

“(She would) go crazy if she ran out… she would get the shakes, withdrawal symptoms, be angry, on edge and snappy,” her mother-in-law Vivien Hodgkinson told the coroner’s inquest last year.

Ms Harris drank Coke throughout her waking hours and her teeth had been removed because of decay.

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The fact that one or more of her children were born without enamel on their teeth should have been treated by her, and by her family, as a warning”

Coroner David Crerar

Coroner David Crerar said her Coca-Cola consumption had given rise to cardiac arrhythmia, a condition when the heart beats too fast or too slow.

“I find that when all the available evidence is considered, were it not for the consumption of very large quantities of Coke by Natasha Harris, it is unlikely that she would have died when she died and how she died,” Mr Crerar’s finding said.

The coroner calculated that drinking 10 litres (17.5 pints) of Coke amounted to more than 1kg (2.2lb) of sugar and 970mg of caffeine, Television New Zealand (TVNZ) reports.

Mr Crerar said that Coca-Cola could not be held responsible for the health of consumers who drank excessive quantities of its product.

But he called on soft drinks companies to display clearer warnings on their beverages about the risks of too much sugar and caffeine.

Ms Harris and her family should have heeded the warning signs about her ill health, the coroner added.

“The fact she had her teeth extracted several years before her death because of what her family believed was Coke-induced tooth decay, and the fact that one or more of her children were born without enamel on their teeth, should have been treated by her, and by her family, as a warning,” TVNZ quotes his statement as saying.

In a statement, Coca Cola said: “The coroner acknowledged that he could not be certain what caused Ms Harris’ heart attack.

“Therefore we are disappointed that the coroner has chosen to focus on the combination of Ms Harris’ excessive consumption of Coca-Cola, together with other health and lifestyle factors, as the probable cause of her death. Continue reading the main story

“This is contrary to the evidence that showed the experts could not agree on the most likely cause.” We do well to prayerfully and consistently apply the temperance principle: “True temperance teaches us to dispense entirely with everything hurtful and to use judiciously that which is healthful” (Ellen G. White, Patriarchs and Prophets, p. 562).

God's Free Health Plan
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Lesson #13
Great medical care is priceless – but wouldn’t it be great if we didn’t need doctors anymore? Did you know there is a proven way to put a lot of doctors out of work? Take care of your body! Scientists have sounded the ominus warnings about cholesterol, tobacco, stress, obesity, and alcohol, so why press your luck? Hospitals and psychiatric institutions are packed with people who have ignored the …

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And Now France Takes the Plunge · February 20, 2013

France’s lower house of parliament has voted to legalize gay marriage and also to give them adoption rights. France will likely join a growing number of nations that have already legalized the practice. Britain is also in the process of passing similar legislation. Britain and France are the two largest nations of the European Union to enact such laws, so far.

The divisive social issue has seen a lot of debate in the French National Assembly, and now it will go to the Senate, which is controlled by the socialists who are pushing the bill.

The Netherlands, Belgium, Norway and Spain all have similar laws on the European continent. Outside Europe, Argentina, Canada and South Africa have authorized gay marriage, along with six states in the United States.

While advocates claim that this law will strengthen the institution of marriage, antagonists, on the other hand, argue that marriage and society will be weakened. As usual, advocates depicted the issue as an equal rights platform, and “played off France’s famed Revolution-era motto of ‘Liberty, Equality and Fraternity,’” in support of the bill.

Prior to and during the French Revolution marriage had legally become a transitory relationship between any two people and created a social instability. GC… Alternatives to the biblical definition of marriage inherently reject the Bible as authoritative. Those nations that have rejected the Bible inevitably push liberal, “progressive,” and socially destructive policies, in the name of the betterment of society and equality for all.

“This law is a first necessary step, a social evolution that benefits society overall,” said Socialist representative Corinne Narassiguin, announcing her party’s support for the measure. “Opening up marriage and adoption to homosexual couples is a very beautiful advance…” said Corinne Narassiguin, a socialist representative in parliament. “It is an emblematic vote, a vote that will mark history.”

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

French Assembly passes gay marriage, adoption bill

The Ultimate Deliverance
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It’s no fairytale – one day, you can be free from all the hurt, hunger, aloneness, crime, and chaos infecting the world today. Doesn’t that sound wonderful? But it’s not going to be some charismatic earthly leader who’s going to deliver you… no, He’s much more superior than that! Jesus is coming soon, but there is a lot of popular misconceptions regarding just how He’s coming. So take a few mi…


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Vatican Appoints New Sex Abuse Prosecutor · February 19, 2013

In yet another Vatican effort to “come clean,” that is, clean up its image, Benedict XVI appointed American priest Robert W. Oliver as “promoter of justice” at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

In a surprising statement at a Vatican press conference at the Gregorian University in Rome, Oliver praised the media for exposing the sex abuse scandal and “acknowledged the ‘service’ of those who ‘continue to put before us that we need to confront this problem.’”

“They helped to keep the energy… the movement going so that we would honestly and with transparency and with our strength confront what is true,” said the Vatican sex abuse prosecutor.

Oliver, the top canon lawyer of the Boston archdiocese, handled abuse cases for the diocese. In other words, he was part of the attempted cover up after The Boston Globe exposed the abuse scandal. The failed cover up eventually led to the resignation of Cardinal Bernard Law in 2002. The Vatican, which has never been honest, or transparent, is attempting to make it appear that has now changed by admitting what they cannot conceal.

Canon law requires that abuse cases be referred to the doctrinal congregation by the local bishops. The Vatican has tried to conceal as much as possible concerning the global abuse scandal, and only admits what she can hide no longer. By admitting and apologizing for her sins, Rome gives the impression that she has come clean.

“The Roman Church now presents a fair front to the world, covering with apologies her record of horrible cruelties. She has clothed herself in Christlike garments; but she is unchanged. Every principle of the papacy that existed in past ages exists today. The doctrines devised in the darkest ages are still held. Let none deceive themselves.” The Great Controversy, page 571

New Vatican sex abuse prosecutor praises media

Who is the Antichrist?
3,440 Reads
 Lesson #15
Who, or what, is the Antichrist? Evil alliance, or sinister individual? Some say his appearance is still in the future. Others say he appeared long ago in the days of ancient Rome. But the Bible indicates that he is alive today! The Bible prophecies teach this antichrist power will play a crucial role in the final events of earth’s history. Do you know who he is? Are you sure? You need to be, …

The USA in Bible Prophecy.
2,253 Reads
 Lesson #21
Can it really be true? America in Bible prophecy – absolutely! When you think about it, it makes sense that the most powerful and influential nation on earth will play a vital role in the final stunning events of the world’s closing history. But even more surprises await you as the Bible reveals how the leading nation of the world came to exist and why! Please read Revelation 13:11-18 before begi…

Meteor Messages?

Posted: February 19, 2013 in Uncategorized
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Meteor Messages?

Is it a sign from God? Were the Americans testing new weapons? Or was it just an interesting extraterrestrial phenomenon that reminds us that our planet is vulnerable to space debris?

Reactions to the February 15 meteor, which passed over the Ural region of Russia at between 34,000 and 40,000 miles per hour, have been mixed. Having shaken many people’s hearts, some who experienced the blast firsthand thought it was the end of the world.

Scientists say that around 9:20am (YEKT) one of the largest meteors to have entered earth’s atmosphere since the 1908 Tunguska event became a fireball and broke up about 10 to 15 miles above ground, causing a giant energy release. The explosion was equivalent to 20 or 30 atomic bombs and sent shockwaves that caused windows to shatter in six cities in the region. About 1,500 people were injured, mostly by the broken glass. Some guesstimates say the meteor was about 55 feet in diameter and could have weighed 10,000 tons.

Though some see meteorites as time capsules that unlock the secrets of the universe and the origins of life on our planet, the Christian looks to Scripture for definitive answers to interpret the world and all that is both in it and outside of it. Jesus once spoke of signs before His coming. “And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars…” (Luke 21:25). As is often the case in Scripture, physical phenomenon illustrate spiritual realities. Notice this telling statement from the Wall Street Journal about the type of meteor that hit Russia:

“Meteors of the type that hit Russia originate at the earliest reaches of time in the disk of gas and dust that swirled around the early sun. They become denizens of the asteroid belt that’s found between Mars and Jupiter until they fall out of orbit, possibly as a result of a collision with another object. Some fly near Earth, get pulled in by gravity, and meet their end in a blaze of heat and light as they fall toward the ground” (emphasis added). [1]

The Bible tells us in the earliest recesses of time, before Creation on our planet took place, there was a bright star in heaven, a shining angel who stood next to the throne of God. Lucifer, the light bearer, was the protector of God’s holy law. But the covering cherub became jealous and turned against the Lord until there was war in heaven. When Lucifer, who became Satan or the devil, was removed from heaven, the Bible says, “He was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him” (Revelation 12:9).

In a telling description, Jesus speaks of this same event and says, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven” (Luke 10:18). The fall of Lucifer is also clearly spoken of in the Old Testament. “How you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How you are cut down to the ground” (Isaiah 14:12). Satan is also described as a dragon whose tail “drew a third of the stars of heaven and threw them to the earth” (Revelation 12:4).

The 2013 Russian meteor can remind us of two things. First, dramatic events will occur in nature and in the heavens to warn us of the soon coming of Christ. The Bible is plain about signs of the times. The subsonic waves that pierced the atmosphere around the world by this falling meteor should call us to study the Scriptures very carefully. We live in unstable times.

Finally, like the fall of Lucifer, these meteors “meet their end in a blaze of heat and light as they fall toward the ground.” The Bible tells us of Satan’s future. God’s says, “I cast you to the ground. … I brought fire from your midst; it devoured you, and I turned you to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all who saw you. All who knew you among the peoples are astonished at you; you have become a horror, and shall be no more forever” (Ezekiel 28:17–20). Satan will not burn forever. He will be forever destroyed by fire until there is nothing left but ashes. And when the redeemed walk upon the earth made new, they will not find a trace of this falling star anywhere (Malachi 4:1–3).

Did God Create the Devil?
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Most people in the world are being deceived by an evil genius bent on destroying their lives – a brilliant mastermind called the devil, or Satan. But this dark prince is much more than what you might think… many say he’s just a devious mythical figure, but the Bible says he’s very real, and he’s deceiving families, churches, and even nations to increase sorrow and pain. Here are the Bible’s am… 

 

 

The Ultimate Deliverance
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Meteorite explosions in the skies of Russia’s Urals region has sparked panic in three major cities. Witnesses said that houses shuddered, windows were blown out and cellphones stopped working.

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