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BY ON MARCH 20, 2017  The Most Important News

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

 

 


In this series, host Doug Batchelor will explore complex, often misunderstood, and sometimes unsettling Bible teachings in a way that can be easily understood. He will address topics like—what happens when we die, salvation, the United States in prophecy, the Mark of the Beast, the Second Coming of Christ, and whether the antichrist is already here among us. Everything you learn during Prophecy Encounter will inform you about Bible prophecy, and show you the way to lasting peace and hope for your family amid these dark and confusing times.

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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.


 

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G Craige Lewis EX Ministries September 19, 2016 Error of Man

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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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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Pope Credit Edgar Jiminez

(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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Source: http://christiannews.net/2016/09/03/pope-francis-global-warming-a-sin-man-can-atone-by-recycling-and-car-pooling/

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

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