December 31, 2008

The Joyful Journey with Jesus

Panama City, Florida Dec 2008

Truly, the 'joyful journey' is not always joyful EXCEPT for the Lord Jesus Christ - He is the Source of true joy - not people, not circumstances, not wealth, nor anything else.

Family and friends can be wonderful blessings but only in Christ do we find true hope, peace, love and joy.

In 2009, may the Prince of Peace, the Lord Jesus Christ, lead and guide us as we read the Word of God, obey what it says and abide in Him alone.

John 15

1 I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.

2 Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.

3 Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.

4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.

5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.

6 If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.

7 If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.

8 Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.

9 As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love.

10 If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love.

11 These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.

12 This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.


13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

14 Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.

15 Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.

16 Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.

17 These things I command you, that ye love one another.

18 If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.

19 If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.

20 Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.

21 But all these things will they do unto you for my name's sake, because they know not him that sent me.

22 If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloak for their sin.

23 He that hateth me hateth my Father also.

24 If I had not done among them the works which none other man did, they had not had sin: but now have they both seen and hated both me and my Father.

25 But this cometh to pass, that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause.

26 But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:

27 And ye also shall bear witness, because ye have been with me from the beginning.



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December 21, 2008

For unto us a child is born


"For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this."
Isaiah 9:6,7



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The Wreath and the Wars

Big Brother








Marine Cpl. William McFarland, left, and Civil Air Patrol Cadet 1st Lt. John Fisher salute after placing a wreath for the Marine Corps at the "Wreaths Across America" ceremony Saturday at the Sonoma Veterans Memorial Park. This year, wreaths were placed at 350 veterans cemeteries in all 50 states as well as in 24 American countries in foreign lands. Sonoma Index Tribune Dec 18. 2008


Today I read in my local paper of an annual event called the 'wreath ceremony' which honors dead military veterans.

This caught my attention for a couple of reasons:

1. It grieves me that so many men and women have fought and died in needless, contrived wars under the guise of 'protecting our freedom'.

2. The wreath is a pagan symbol.

THE WARS
"War paralyzes your courage and deadens the spirit of true manhood. It degrades and stupefies with the sense that you are not responsible, that 'tis not yours to think and reason why, but to do and die,' like the hundred thousand others doomed like yourself. War means blind obedience, unthinking stupidity, brutish callousness, wanton destruction, and irresponsible murder." - Alexander Berkman - source

How the Elite Plays God

Jewish Convert, Rev. Richard Wurmbrand Defined "The Spiritual War"

THE WREATH
"To the Romans, the month of December marked the Festival of Saturnalia (Dec. 17-24). One of their most common customs during that festival was giving gifts to one another. As far as we know that is where the idea of exchanging presents came from. The evergreen wreath also derives from the Saturnalia festival, during which homes were decorated with evergreen boughs. The Druids of England gathered sacred mistletoe for their ceremonies and decorated their homes with it. It is believed that the first Christmas tree was instituted by Boniface, an English missionary to Germany in the eighth century. He supposedly replaced sacrifices to the god Odin's sacred oak with a fir tree adorned in tribute to Christ. Certain accounts claim that Martin Luther introduced the Christmas tree lighted with candles." source

MARK 13
5 And Jesus answering them began to say, Take heed lest any man deceive you:
6 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
7 And when ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars, be ye not troubled: for such things must needs be; but the end shall not be yet.
8 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows.
9 But take heed to yourselves: for they shall deliver you up to councils; and in the synagogues ye shall be beaten: and ye shall be brought before rulers and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them.

JAMES 4
1 From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members?
2 Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not.
3 Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.
4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.
5 Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy?
6 But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.
7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.

December 18, 2008

Our Heavenly Father Sendeth Rain on the Just and on the Unjust


It's been cold and rainy the past few days but I enjoy it.

Today, when I stopped at the post office on the way home from work, I snapped this photo.

The sky was pretty.

And I was reminded of the following passage spoken by the Lord Jesus Christ:

Matthew 5

43 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.

44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;

45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.

46 For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?

47 And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so?

48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.

December 16, 2008

"Be of good cheer: it is I; be not afraid." Lord Jesus Christ


To worry is a sin. Why do we worry? Isn't it because we are not trusting God?

Yesterday, I got my bank statement and found they made a big error which may cause my account to be overdrawn. Nothing can be done until later this morning when the bank opens.

But I have a choice: I can worry or I can trust the Lord.

Paul wrote to the church in Philippi, "Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus." (Philippians 4:6,7)

This morning, I read in Mark 6 where Jesus surprised his disciples when he walked on the water which scared them. But Jesus said, "Be of good cheer: it is I; be not afraid." This was another reminder to me to not be afraid nor worry but rather, pray with thanksgiving to God and trust Him.

Dear Lord Jesus, forgive me for worrying and help me to not be afraid. May I always put my trust in You today and everyday. Thank You, Lord!


8:05 am UPDATE:
Just called the bank and there was a bank-wide error that caused double withdrawals for several accounts, not just mine! It was repaired yesterday, so all is well. See, there was nothing to worry about - lol!!

December 14, 2008

The Council for National Policy (CNP)

Listen to Kelly McGinley talk about the CNP Dec 1, 2007

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What is the CNP?

Who are the members?

2007 NEWS ARTICLES

Cheney to address secret group
The conservative Council for National Policy will meet in downtown Salt Lake
http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_7001456
By Thomas Burr
The Salt Lake Tribune
Article Last Updated: 09/26/2007 02:11:44 AM MDT

WASHINGTON - Vice President Dick Cheney will speak to a super-secret, conservative policy group in Utah on Friday during his second trip to the state this year.

Cheney will address the fall meeting of the Council for National Policy, a group whose self-described mission is to promote "a free-enterprise system, a strong national defense and support for traditional Western values."

The organization - made up of few hundred powerful conservative activists - holds confidential meetings and members are advised not to use the name of the group in communications, according to a New York Times profile of the group.

"The media should not know when or where we meet or who takes part in our programs, before [or] after a meeting,'' a list of rules obtained by The Times showed. The group did not respond to an e-mail seeking comment.

Czech Republic President Václav Klaus is also expected to address the Council for National Policy's meeting in downtown Salt Lake City. After his speech, Cheney will meet with Klaus, the vice president's office said Tuesday.

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who ran the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, will also be in Utah on Friday but his campaign did not respond to a question about whether he would talk with the group.

Cheney's visit is expected to be short, only a few hours, according to people familiar with the trip's details. The trip coincides with fundraisers in California, Colorado, Nevada and Wyoming, Cheney's spokeswoman Lea Anne McBride said.

All of the events on the trip are closed to the public and the news media, McBride said.

Cheney last visited the state April 26 to give the commencement speech at Brigham Young University.

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Cheney to address top secret conservative policy group
http://rawstory.com//news/2007/Chen...ive_0928.html
Jason Rhyne
Published: Friday September 28, 2007

An ultra-secret conservative group -- so secret that members don't even use the group's name in communications -- will feature Vice President Dick Cheney as a speaker at a meeting in Utah today.

"Cheney will address the fall meeting of the Council for National Policy, a group whose self-described mission is to promote 'a free-enterprise system, a strong national defense and support for traditional Western values," according to the Salt Lake City Tribune.

Founded in 1981 by Tim LaHaye, the co-author of the popular post-apocalyptic Christian-themed Left Behind books, the group holds confidential meetings three times a year attended by a small but powerful cadre of top conservatives.

"The media should not know when or where we meet or who takes part in our programs, before of after a meeting," one of the group's rules reads, according to a New York Times profile of the organization in 2004.

"The membership list is 'strictly confidential," said the Times. "Guests may attend 'only with the unanimous approval of the executive committee."

"In e-mail messages to one another," the paper continued, "members are instructed not to refer to the organization by name, to protect against leaks."

"We do not lobby Congress, support candidates, or issue public policy statements on controversial issues," the group states on its website. Members "meet to share the best information available on national and world problems, know one another on a personal basis, and collaborate in achieving their shared goals."

"Czech Republic President Václav Klaus is also expected to address the Council for National Policy's meeting in downtown Salt Lake City," the Tribune reports, adding that GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney will also be in Utah, but did not respond to the paper about whether or not he would be attending the meeting.

"Many current and former members politely said they would prefer not to speak on the organization's behalf," ABC's Marc Ambinder said in an earlier behind-the-scenes piece focusing on the group. "Those who did respond to telephone and e-mail messages declined to talk about their interest in the organization. More than a dozen did not respond at all."

Cheney's speech and other events of his trip, which coincides with a fundraising swing through West, is closed to the public and the press, according to the Tribune.

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September 29, 2007

Cheney, Super-Secret US Society Set Plan For World Apocalypse

By: Sorcha Faal, and as reported to her Western Subscribers
http://www.whatdoesitmean.com/index1036.htm

Troubling reports are coming from the United States today that according to FSB reports state that the American Vice President Dick Cheney (picture at left) has met with the ‘super secret’ Council for National Policy, which has been confirmed by the Salt Lake City Tribune News Service, and which says:

"Vice President Dick Cheney has departed Salt Lake City today after making a quick speech before a super-secret conservative policy group. The purpose of the trip - which is privately funded - was to speak to the Council for National Policy, a private group that permitted no press coverage. The four-day event that began Thursday is being held at a downtown Salt Lake City Hotel."

Most disturbing about this Council for National Policy are its founding members, and who, according to an FSB policy paper on this secret organization prepared by Andrei Orlov, chief of the Russian think tank PIR Centre (Centre for Policy Studies), are some of the top American Armageddonists, to include:

Timothy F. LaHaye (picture at left): An American conservative evangelical Christian minister, author, and speaker. He is best-known for the Left Behind series of apocalyptic fiction, which he co-wrote with Jerry B. Jenkins.

Harold Lee "Hal" Lindsey: An American evangelist and Christian writer. A graduate of the Dallas Theological Seminary, a prominent Christian Zionist and dispensationalist author.

Erik Prince: Founder and owner of the military support contractor Blackwater USA. A millionaire and former US Navy SEAL, and board member of Christian Freedom International, a nonprofit group with a mission of helping "Christians who are persecuted for their faith in Jesus Christ".

According to Russian Intelligence Analysts, the meeting between one of the American War Leaders and this secret organizations leadership is due to the increasing pressure being exerted upon their private military wing, Blackwater USA, and as we can read as reported by the AFP News Service:

"US and Iraq investigations into powerful private security group Blackwater USA are multiplying as more questions are raised about the firm's actions in a Baghdad shooting that left at least 10 Iraqis dead.

On Friday the US Department of State announced it was sending a team to Iraq led by a senior official to evaluate security measures for US diplomats who have relied on Blackwater and other private security firms for protection in the violence-ridden country."

[Note: It should be noted that though Blackwater USA is under a supposed ‘investigation’ by the US State Department, its contract to operate in Iraq has just been renewed for $92 million by the Pentagon.]

Reports from Iraq, however, on the Council for National Policy’s armed wing, Blackwater USA, show great fear by the Iraqi people towards this militant Christian army:

"Hated by Iraqis who refer to them as "Mossad," Blackwater contractors are also mistrusted by fellow private security guards operating in Iraq who say they are arrogant, rude and dangerous."

To the exact numbers of how many of these private US Christian militiamen are in Iraq there appears to be great confusion: "Given the news yesterday that the Iraqi government wants to ban Blackwater, the private security firm working in Iraq, after a firefight that reportedly killed between eight and eleven Iraqi civilians, our (US) nation’s newspapers are taking a (brief) look at the prevalence of private security grunts in country.

Only problem is, no one seems to be able to agree how many of them are over there. According to the best estimates by our major newspapers, it’s somewhere between six thousand and fifty thousand."

But, though their numbers in Iraq may be ‘unknown’ their purpose isn’t, according to these reports, and which state that ‘above all else’ the mission of Blackwater USA is to perpetuate ongoing warfare in the Middle East towards the goal of instigating a Total World War which the Christian War Leaders in the US believe will hasten the return of their main god, Jesus Christ.

Towards this goal American War Leaders have been unceasing, and as we can read as reported by the AFP News Service: "US Vice President Richard Cheney has considered provoking an exchange of military strikes between Iran and Israel in order to give the United States a pretext to attack Iran, Newsweek magazine reported in its Monday issue."

Equally troubling are the reports coming from the United States on the unceasing efforts of their War Leaders to ‘convert’ their Military Forces into a ‘Christian Army of God’, and as we can read:

"A military watchdog organization filed a lawsuit in federal court Tuesday against the Pentagon, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, and a US Army major, on behalf of an Army soldier stationed in Iraq. The suit charges the Pentagon with widespread constitutional violations by allegedly trying to force the soldier to embrace evangelical Christianity and then retaliating against him when he refused."

So horrific have these attempts been to Christianize the American Military Forces in Iraq that it was only when ‘found out’ that the Pentagon was forced to remove from shipment to US Soldiers a Council for National Policy’s video ‘wargame’, and as we can read:

"An evangelical entertainment troupe has abandoned plans to send a controversial video game in care packages to U.S. troops in Iraq.

As a member of the Pentagon's "America Supports You" program, Dallas-based Operation Straight Up planned to include copies of the apocalyptic video game "Left Behind: Eternal Forces" in care packages for the military.

But those packages have been scrapped, according to a Pentagon public affairs officer who spoke on background because the Defense Department did not want to comment publicly about the decision."

Not lost upon the Israeli people in these events is that the ‘end time scenario’ planned by America’s War Leaders results in the total destruction of Israel, and which they, the Israelis, have reacted strongly against, and as we can read as reported by the Associated Press News Service:

"Israeli rabbinic authorities have abruptly called on Jews to shun a major Christian tourism event, baffling and upsetting evangelical groups that traditionally have been big supporters of the Jewish state.

More than 6,000 Christians from over 90 nations are expected to arrive in Jerusalem this week to take part in the 28th annual Christian celebration of the weeklong Jewish holiday of Sukkot, or Feast of Tabernacles, according to the event's organizers, the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem."

In an even more stunning move, the Israeli government, and showing their lack of faith in their most stalwart ally, the United States, as the US Dollar continues its crash as a World Reserve Currency, have asked to have their US aid paid in Euros:

"Secretary of State Rice has acknowledged a communique from Israeli foreign minister Tzipi Levni which requests that all foreign aid payments and loans from the United States be made in Euros rather than in Dollars. Foreign Minister Levni cited the rapidly declining dollar and it's disfavor as a world currency as reasons for the request.

"In the spirit of Yom Kippur, the United States will not hold Israel to any agreements obligating them to accept Dollars as payment for their foreign aid. We will translate our obligations into Euros or whatever currency that best fits Israel's needs" Secretary Rice said in the Friday, Sept 21 announcement."

To the ability of the American people being allowed to know the truth of the radical Christian cabal it does not appear imminent as their government forces have instituted a ban on their churches from delivering anti-war sermons under threat of their losing their tax exempt status. Even more chilling, perhaps, are US media organizations now receiving ‘instructions’ from their National Security Agency (NSA) on how to report the news.

In a World descending towards Total War their does appear, however, a small glimmer of hope from the counter-coup forces in the United States, and whose main spokesman, Admiral William Fallon Commander of U.S. military forces in the Middle East, and who stated to the Nations of the Middle East:

"I expect that there will be no war and that is what we ought to be working for, we should find ways through which we can bring countries to work together for the benefit of all ... It is not a good idea to be in a state of war. We ought to try and to do our utmost to create different conditions."

To the success of the American counter-coup forces does the fate of our World depend upon today, while the failure of their mission to deter war will lead to the destruction of us all ... and the coming of the ancient gods will be upon us once again.

© September 29, 2007 EU and US all rights reserved.

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December 12, 2008

World News Updates 12/12/08


Friday Dec. 12, 2008
http://www.thebereanchronicles.com/

Report: Bailed-out firms bankrolled conventions
AIG, Ford, Citigroup, Freddie Mac gave millions to Democrats, GOP before asking for gov't aid
What were major corporations such as AIG, Ford, Citigroup and Freddie Mac doing in the weeks before they asked Washington for taxpayer-funded financial bailouts?

CIA Secret Experiments
It's the height of the Cold War and the United States government is desperate to combat the spread of Communism. The CIA launches a highly classified, top secret research program into the covert use of biological and chemical agents.

More Religious Groups Protect Baby Jesus with GPS Units
When Baby Jesus disappeared last year from a Nativity scene on the lawn of the Wellington, Fla., community center, village officials didn't follow a star to locate him.

Did Noah's Flood start in the Carmel?
A deluge that swept the Land of Israel more than 7,000 years ago, submerging six Neolithic villages opposite the Carmel Mountains, is the origin of the biblical flood of Noah, a British marine archeologist said Tuesday.

Cancel Christmas - Jesus was born June 17, say scientists
It may not be too late to send the presents back, as astronomers have calculated that Christmas should not be celebrated on December 25 - but on June 17 instead.

Foe of 10 Commandments Judge Loses License
Stephen Glassroth's license was suspended by the Alabama Bar Association after he did not respond to a complaint that he failed to represent lawyer Dana Jill Simpson, who had hired him to defend her in a tax case.

Newsweek: Bible supports same-sex marriage
Mainstream magazine draws fire for declaring Scripture affirms 'gay' right to wed
"It doesn't surprise me," he said. "Newsweek has been so far in the tank on the homosexual issue, for so long, they need scuba gear and breathing apparatus. I don't think it's going to change the minds of anyone who takes biblical teachings seriously."

Coffee-Table Bible Too 'Cool' For Christians?
A new take on the Bible looks more like something you would see on a magazine rack or in a coffee shop, than in the pews of a church.

Atheists want God, Bible out of homeland security law
A group of atheists filed a lawsuit Tuesday seeking to remove part of a state anti-terrorism law that requires Kentucky's Office of Homeland Security to acknowledge it can't keep the state safe without God's help.

Focus on the Family Praises "Twilight" Vampire Love Movie
Somebody wake me up and tell me this is a bad dream. Caryl Matrisciana, a long time occult researcher and movie producer, reports that Focus on the Family’s Plugged In Online website has some advice for Christians about the Twilight vampire movie phenomenon.

'Doc's' abortion ring terminated after 16 felonies
Pro-life Christian group exposed chain's dangerous practices for more than 10 years
A woman who admitted posing as an abortion doctor is facing 16 felonies, and her California empire is collapsing after a leading pro-life Christian activist organization spent more than 10 years documenting the dangerous nature of the abortion chain.

Zoo cancels ticket deal with Creation Museum
The Cincinnati Zoo has canceled a joint ticket promotion with the nearby Creation Museum in Kentucky, which presents the Bible's version of natural history.

December 11, 2008

World News Update 12/10/08


Wednesday Dec. 10, 2008
http://www.thebereanchronicles.com/

Coffee-Table Bible Too 'Cool' For Christians?
A new take on the Bible looks more like something you would see on a magazine rack or in a coffee shop, than in the pews of a church.

Atheists want God, Bible out of homeland security law
A group of atheists filed a lawsuit Tuesday seeking to remove part of a state anti-terrorism law that requires Kentucky's Office of Homeland Security to acknowledge it can't keep the state safe without God's help.

Focus on the Family Praises "Twilight" Vampire Love Movie
Somebody wake me up and tell me this is a bad dream. Caryl Matrisciana, a long time occult researcher and movie producer, reports that Focus on the Family’s Plugged In Online website has some advice for Christians about the Twilight vampire movie phenomenon.

'Doc's' abortion ring terminated after 16 felonies
Pro-life Christian group exposed chain's dangerous practices for more than 10 years
A woman who admitted posing as an abortion doctor is facing 16 felonies, and her California empire is collapsing after a leading pro-life Christian activist organization spent more than 10 years documenting the dangerous nature of the abortion chain.

Zoo cancels ticket deal with Creation Museum
The Cincinnati Zoo has canceled a joint ticket promotion with the nearby Creation Museum in Kentucky, which presents the Bible's version of natural history.

Greek youth riots enter second day
After a lull in the disturbances overnight in Athens, Thessaloniki and the northern cities of Komotini and Ioannina, police again engaged protesters furious over the slaying of a 15-year-old, the BBC reported.

Poor Children's Brain Activity Resembles That Of Stroke Victims, EEG Shows
University of California, Berkeley, researchers have shown for the first time that the brains of low-income children function differently from the brains of high-income.

Televangelist's $3.6 million jet not tax-exempt, Tarrant appraiser says
A Kenneth Copeland Ministry jet worth $3.6 million has been denied tax-exempt status by the Tarrant Appraisal District, setting the stage for a battle that could require the minister to reveal his salary if he wants the jet to be tax-free.

Spiritual Movement Within One-Time 'Bloodiest Prison' to Air Nationwide
The conversion of "the bloodiest prison in America" into a cradle of hope for hundreds will be witnessed by many throughout the nation when it airs this weekend on the ION Television Network.

Religious Violence Rages in Nigeria
A week after violent clashes left at least 300 people dead and thousands displaced in the central Nigerian city of Jos, the fires have yet to be put out, both literally and figuratively.

SUVs at altar, Detroit church prays for a bailout
With sport-utility vehicles at the altar and auto workers in the pews, one of Detroit's largest churches on Sunday offered up prayers for Congress to bail out the struggling auto industry.

Chinese property hunters to raid US
Chinese bargain hunters are preparing to descend on American cities such as Los Angeles and San Francisco, where homeowners have suffered some of the steepest price falls in the US.

Online Exhibition: Illuminating the Word, The St. John's Bible
(A Library of Congress Exhibition) ("SICK" K. M.)
This exhibition is devoted to a single work of art, an illuminated, handwritten Bible commissioned by Saint John's University and Abbey in Minnesota.

Farmer links seed patents to the Antichrist
Michael White says genetic manipulation eradicating God's gift
Michael White, who farms near Scottsboro, keeps a Mason jar full of wheat grains next to his well-worn Bible.

O.J. Simpson faces up to 33 years behind bars
A Nevada judge sentenced O.J. Simpson on Friday to as many as 33 years in prison for kidnapping and robbing two sports-memorabilia dealers at gunpoint in a Las Vegas hotel room.

Australian commission calls for 'intersex' gender designation
Australia's official human rights watchdog wants a third gender called "intersex" to be created for use on official documents like passports and driving licences, a newspaper report said on Saturday.

Evangelical leader supports 'gay' civil unions
Claims Christians should 'give biblical point of view a different slant'
An influential evangelical leader is coming under fire for saying in a National Public Radio interview he believes in homosexual civil unions and that Christians who oppose same-sex marriage and abortion may still find reasons to support Obama.

December 07, 2008

Nov 30, 1941 Honolulu Headline: JAPANESE MAY STRIKE OVER WEEKEND!


The Truth Concealed: Forewarned, Forearmed?

Not at Pearl Harbor on the "Day of Infamy" (Dec 7, 1941)
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For most people, the story of "Arizona" and other Pearl Harbor and Pacific battlegrounds paints a black and white picture of what allegedly happened. The Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor in a "surprise" attack, we are told. "A day that will live in infamy," declared President Roosevelt the following day, in his address to a joint session of Congress as he announced the U.S. was at war with Japan, and therefore, with its ally, Germany.

Prior to the Pearl Harbor attack, however, most of the United States citizens were opposed to America's entering the war in Europe on Britain's side. After the Pearl Harbor, the issue was a no brainer. Roosevelt and his pal Winston Churchill NEEDED a "Pearl Harbor" as an excuse to involve this great country in a war (in Europe) that never threatened our national security. And his government made sure it got its "Pearl Harbor" one way or another.

In short, the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor was no surprise. History is written by the victors. They shape the stories to fit their interests. So what we are being told about Pearl Harbor in schools and textbooks is only a part of the truth. The other part has been carefully excised from our history. Big Brother reincarante? You betcha...

How do I know that? Well, take a look at the front page of the Honolulu Advertiser, dated Nov 30, 1941 (auspiciously exactly 67 years ago today - to the day!).

The top headline reads, "Japanese May Strike over Weekend!" The article even predicted the timing of the attack accurately - eight days before it happened! The rest of the story shows how our government was aware of the oncoming attack.

According to some of my military sources, our government subsequently managed to destroy almost all the evidence, including going into the Hawaii hospitals and ripping off the front page of this newspaper. However, private Paul Brown, seeing what was going on, reportedly managed to save his own front page of the Advertiser and hide it from the government. This is one of the very few known copies of that paper. It is supposedly hanging in the Punta Gorda Florida Military History Museum. At least it was, as of March of this year, I am told.

Of course, none of this takes away one iota of credit or tribute to the brave men and women who fought during WW II, both in the Pacific and in Europe. But it does go to show us once again that the "truth is the first casualty of war." Tonkin Bay, Iraq's "weapons of mass destruction," are but some more recent examples of this truism. Which is why we must never accept what governments tell us at face value. More then 2,400 lives lost in just one day at Pearl Harbor ought to be reason enough, not to mention the millions that followed.

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And from Pearl Harbor: The Latest Wave:

Joseph Leib, a former New Deal bureaucrat and retired newspaper correspondent, wrote an article which appeared in Hustler magazine, "Pearl Harbor: The Story the Rest of the Media Won't Tell," in which he claimed that his friend, Secretary of State Hull, had confided to him on 29 November 1941 that J. Edgar Hoover and FDR knew that the Japanese were going to attack Pearl Harbor withing a few days, and that the President, over Hull's strident objections, was going to let this happen as a way to get the country into war. Hull's dilemma was that he could not reveal this openly to the press, since the White House would simply denounce him, and no one would believe him. He turned over to Lieb a document containing a transcript of Japanese radio intercepts which supposedly detailed the Pearl Harbor plan, making the reporter promise never to reveal the source. Leib rushed the story, minus the identification of Hull, to the United Press bureau, which refused to run it since it was so incredulous. But Leib did manage to persuade UP's cable editor, Harry Frantz, to transmit it on the foreign cable. Although the story managed somehow to get garbled in transmission, it did create a front-page banner headline in the Sunday, 30 November, Honolulu Advertiser: JAPANESE MAY STRIKE OVER WEEKEND! Thus Leib, writing in 1983, has finally cleared up the mystery of the origins of that headline, which has always been a particularly curious part of the Pearl Harbor puzzle. He promises to release more information about his knowledge in other forums.

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WAR and Freemasons
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The Roberts Commission laid the blame for Pearl Harbor on the commanders in Hawaii — General Short and Admiral Kimmel. The commission charged that the pair ignored the importance of an alleged war warning from Washington and charged that they failed to take sufficient defensive actions.

Overall, the two officers were said to be guilty of dereliction of duty. On the other hand, the commission in its report held that the top military leaders in Washington, Admiral Stark and General Marshall, had performed impeccably. That section of the report was first submitted to none other than Stark and Marshall for their approval.

Franklin Roosevelt insisted on strict limits in investigating the 7 December attack. (Echos of Bonesman Bush )

Admiral Standley dissented from the findings but did not write a minority opinion after being told that to do so would weaken the public's confidence in its leaders and thereby harm the war effort.

To make absolutely certain that the commission's report was to his liking, Roosevelt insisted on reviewing it before it became public. Finding that the report did suit his purposes, Roosevelt decided to release it in its entirety to the press. [12]

The Roberts Commission report encountered less-than-universal acceptance by the few people who both understood and disapproved of the situation. For example, Admiral James Richardson, Kimmel's predecessor as Pacific Fleet commander, condemned the report:

"It is the most unfair, unjust, and deceptively dishonest document ever printed by the Government Printing Office. I cannot conceive of honorable men serving on the commission without greatest regret and deepest feelings of shame. " (Could have said the same of the 911 report)

Some calls for congressional investigations were heard, especially from those who had resisted intervention before 12/7. But by and large the American people accepted the verdict of the Roberts Report.

As Senate Majority Leader Alben Barkley put it, the report presented a "comprehensive and admirable view of the facts and the people are justified in believing that nothing will be kept from them." All suspicions should end, he declared, because now "everybody knows what happened." [14]
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Seeking even greater security, the president then made sure the commission would consist of individuals linked, by personal loyalty or political belief, to the administration and its pro-war agenda.

To achieve that goal, Roosevelt relied on his secretary of war, Henry Stimson, to propose three of the commission's five members. Stimson was the pre-eminent war hawk who recorded in his diary on November 25, 1941, that "the question [of the United States dealing with the Japanese] was how we should maneuver them into the position of firing the first shot without allowing too much danger to ourselves."

Henry L. Stimson - Secretary of War -Skull and Bones
Franklin D. Roosevelt - Freemason
Henery A Wallace Vice President - Freemason
Henry C. Clausen- Freemason
General George C. Marshall- Freemason
General Douglas MacArthur - Freemason
Henery Morgenthau - Secretary of the Treasury - Freemason

There are many more...but you get the picture...WW2 was a Freemason operation and the Commission looking into the attack at Pearl Harbor was a complete whitewash....a huge lie....sold to the American public....most of whom still believe the offical history....for that is what we are taught in school...thats what the textbooks say.

The Warren Commission....
On November 29, 1963, President Johnson created the Warren Commission to investigate the assassination of President Kennedy.

The commission is headed by Earl Warren, who was a Freemason and known Bohemian Grove attendee. Another commission member was Earl Boggs who had membership in the Knights of Columbus. He later expressed doubts about the findings of the commission. Boggs died in a plane crash in Alaska in 1972. Searchers never found his body. Another commission member was John Sherman Cooper. Cooper was a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and he was a member of the infamous Order of Skull and Bones.

Another member was Allen Dulles Fired by Kennedy. Dulles was a CIA Director, and Council on Foreign Relations member, and a Bilderberger.
Another member was Gerald Ford. Ford was a Freemason, a Bohemian Grove attendee, a CFR member and a Bilderberger.
Another member was John J. McCloy. McCloy was a CFR member and was reportedly well-connected to many CIA people.
Another member was senator Richard B. Russell, who was a Freemason.
Alan Spector (Magic Bullet ) Senator PA is a Freemason

The Commission consisted of seven members, six of whom were known to be members of secretive and conspiratorial organizations. This commission of conspirators decided that President Kennedy was assassinated by a lone gunman, and that no conspiracy was involved.

J.Edger Hoover - Freemason
Lyndon B Johnson Freenason
Hubert H. Humphrey - Freemason
Robert S. McNamara Secretary of War - Freemason
Warren Commission director Jerry Ford - Freemason.......He also appointed George Bush- Skull and Bones ) as Director of the CIA
The Warren Commission has been totaly discredited

The Viet Nam War was a Freemason operation.

911 Commission...............
White House Opposed Formation of Commission: President Bush and Vice President Cheney both contacted then-Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle in the months after 9/11 to insist on strict limits in the scope of any investigation into the attacks.
Newsweek reported on February 4, 2002, that Vice President Cheney called Sen. Tom Daschle (D-SD) to "warn" him not to open hearings into the attacks.

If Daschle pressed the issue, Cheney "implied he would risk being accused of interfering with the mission" against terrorism. And despite entreaties from the families of victims of 9/11 attacks and a bipartisan group of senators and congressmen, the president vocally resisted forming an investigatory commission. President Bush only relented on November 27, 2002, a year after the attacks.

budget estimated at $30 million ...for investigating the destruction of WTC...time allowed 18 months

Cost of Starr Investigation (4 years): $ 40 Million....for investigating a BJ in the White House....time...unlimited

Florida Senator Graham asserts that the White House blocked investigations into Saudi Arabian government support for the 9/11 plot, in part because of the Bush family's close ties to the Saudi
royal family and wealthy Saudis like the bin Ladens. Behind the White House's insistence on classifying 27 pages detailing the Saudi links in a report issued by a joint House-Senate intelligence panel co-chaired by Graham in 2002 lay the desire to hide the administration's deficiencies and protect its Saudi allies, http://www.americanprogress.org/site...J8OVF&b=124722

President Bush appoints veteran US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger to head a commission to investigate the 11 September attacks...... Kissinger is so well known as a member of secret
societies.that his name is withdrawn.
George Bush - Skull and Bones
Richard Cheney - Skull and Bones
Donald Rumsfeld - Defense Secretary - Freemason
Gen. Colin Powell - Freemason

There are more but again the picture is clear............
The record shows that members of secret societies have manipulated, lied, and are the protagonist in WAR. The War on Terror is a Freemason operation
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Truth is not told, it is realized

KKK and the Number 11

Here is the audio of Nov 12, 2008 The Berean Chronicles with Kelly McGinley:


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Ronald Edwards, center, stands with guards at the Imperial Klans of America's 28-acre compound in Dawson Springs, Ky.


Suit seeks to bankrupt second largest KKK group
Posted 11/11/08
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DAWSON SPRINGS, Ky. (AP) — The western Kentucky compound that the nation's second-largest Ku Klux Klan outfit calls home features a high gate with armed guards, a stage for the group's annual gatherings and an open field for burning crosses. The Southern Poverty Law Center wants to take it all away.

On these tranquil grounds amid western Kentucky's low, rolling hills, the Imperial Klans of America incited members to severely beat a Latino teen at a county fair, the civil rights group contends in a lawsuit. The center hopes its case will bankrupt this Klan group, a tactic the center has used to decimate other racist organizations.

Jury selection begins Wednesday in Meade County, about 40 miles south of Louisville and 120 miles from the compound.

"We want to put a stop to this kind of violence," said Richard Cohen, president of the center, which is suing on behalf of the victim. "They issue thinly veiled calls to violence."

The Meade County Sheriff's Office has added patrols and some security at the courthouse but is not expecting trouble, said Deputy Sheriff Dan McCubbin.

The case stems from a 2006 attack on Jordan Gruver that left the teen with two cracked ribs, a broken left forearm, cuts and bruises. The center claims Jarred Hensley of Cincinnati and Andrew Watkins of Louisville were recruiting on behalf of the Klan at the Meade County fair, about two hours east of their headquarters, and attacked Gruver because he is Latino.

"They targeted and viciously beat our client solely because he has brown skin," Cohen said, declining to specify what the Imperial Klans or Imperial Wizard Ron Edwards might have done to trigger the attack.

Requests made through the center to interview the now 18-year-old Gruver, whose family is from Panama, were declined. Calls made to a number for the family were not answered.

Watkins and Hensley served two years in prison for beating Gruver and were recently released. Neither responded to written requests for interviews while in prison. A message left for Hensley was not immediately returned Tuesday. A listed number for Watkins could not be found.

A message left for Meade County Commonwealth Attorney Kenton Smith was not immediately returned Tuesday.

Edwards, who is also a defendant, made no apologies for his views but denied the center's allegations.

"I'm going to show he's a liar," he said of SPLC co-founder Morris Dees. "This is all Morris Dees' imagination."

Edwards - whose arms and neck are covered in tattoos of crosses, Nazi symbols, references to the "Zionist Occupied Government" and an obscenity referring to the center - said if he had sent his Klansmen recruiting, they would have been wearing black T-shirts and camouflage pants, they would not have been drinking and they would not have headed out late at night.

"If I felt a bit guilty, I would have said that," Edwards said. "I didn't have anything to do with it."

The Imperial Klans of America has at least 23 chapters in 17 states, most of which are small, Cohen said.

"It's not a great big operation, best I can tell," said Shawn Bean, a Hopkins County Sheriff's investigator. "I don't think people (in town) pay a lot of attention to them."

Still, the Montgomery, Ala.-based center, which tracks hate groups, deems the Imperial Klans the country's second-largest Klan organization, after the Brotherhood of Klans, Knights of the Ku Klux Klan in Marion, Ohio.

Edwards' son, Steve Edwards, runs a Central City, Ky., group called the Supreme White Alliance, which has ties to two white supremacists charged in a bizarre plot to behead blacks across the country and assassinate Barack Obama while wearing white top hats and tuxes.

The center has taken white supremacist groups to court before. It won a $6.3 million verdict from Aryan Nations in 2000, which forced the group to sell its Idaho compound. The center also won a $7 million verdict from United Klans in 1987 following a lynching in Mobile, Ala.

Whatever happens at this week's trial, Ron Edwards insists he'll keep the Klan going, even if it means declaring bankruptcy, which potentially could keep the property and Klan logos shielded from seizure and away from the Southern Poverty Law Center.

"I've picked out some property nearby, just in case," Edwards said. "We'll keep our name and our shield. We're not going away."

December 06, 2008

Calvinism by Kelly McGinley - Nov 13, 2008

Below is the a portion of the Berean Chronicles radio show: http://www.thebereanchronicles.com/


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Is America a "Christian" Nation?
History disputes the idea that this is a nation under covenant with God. Were it so, the founding fathers would have all been Christians in the true sense. And they would have established belief in and obedience to Jesus Christ as the primary criterion for holding elective or appointed office. (Many of the state constitutions did include references to God and to Jesus Christ; somehow, these references were "overlooked" in the federal documents -- see below.)

But some ask, "What about the Mayflower Compact?" We cannot dispute that some of the early settlers in this country were Christians, at least nominally. And the Mayflower Compact did form a body politic, one of the purposes of which was to honor the king of England. But just because they had as one purpose to advance the Christian faith does not mean they meant to do so by establishing an independent Christian government. On the contrary, the Mayflower Compact specifically reaffirmed their loyalty to the king of England.

Nor were these all religious refugees on the Mayflower. True, some of those aboard the Mayflower were Protestant Separatists who had fled England to Holland to escape persecution from the Reformed Angelican Church prelates, but the principals were men commissioned to further the business of the Virginia Company. The Mayflower Compact was an afterthought designed to keep the colony intact after they were blown off course from their intended landing at the mouth of the Hudson River, having landed instead at what later became Massachusetts. When they set sail, it was not part of their original intent to draft the Mayflower Compact and form a Christian colony under its terms.

Although the document that the Mayflower passengers drew up did have some influence on the charters of a few colonies prior to the Revolutionary War, it had no official bearing on the federal government or on any of the colonies or states created either prior to or after the American Revolution. If we are going to call America a Christian nation we must see if its founding body, the Continental Congress, purposed to establish it as such. Did that body, in fact, covenant with God to form this nation?

When the Continental Congress drafted the Declaration of Independence and later, the Congress formed under the Articles of Confederation drafted the Constitution of the United States of America, no mention was made of Jesus Christ. Rather, the only references to deity in the Declaration of Independence were to "God"; none are in the Constitution. In fact, many of the framers of these documents were anti-Christian, being comprised of Masons and deists of many persuasions.

God does not enter into covenants that do not invoke the name of His Son, so there exists no covenant between the Father and the federal government of the United States, or with any state government. Had the constitutions of all these governments, including the federal government, named faith in Jesus Christ as the principle criterion for holding any elective or appointed office, this would have had to be done in the name of Jesus Christ with full understanding of the true Biblical character of His role as Savior and Lord. This the founders of this nation of sovereign states failed to do. (See Note below.)

It is apparent that the Western European influences that shaped America were part of what had become known as "Christendom." But a culture based on the idea of "Christendom" does not of itself constitute a culture based on Scripture or an inviolable covenant with God. The history of Christendom is an ugly history fraught with tyranny and the enslavement of those who are less "enlightened." If God gave the knowledge and means to subdue the earth and take dominion in the name of Jesus Christ, then that privilege has been terribly abused. If, on the other hand, Satan gave that knowledge and means, his purposes have certainly been accomplished. The fruit of Western Civilization, in spite of its enlightened accomplishments, demonstrates that no attempt to institute the Kingdom of God on earth before Jesus returns can succeed. So the idea of a covenant between America and God is pure fantasy.

Nevertheless, the "Christian America" myth lives on. We again return to the previous question: If America was truly founded as an explicitly Christian nation (as is continually proclaimed by "Christian" activists such as James Dobson, Pat Robertson, D. James Kennedy, Chuck Colson, Tim and Beverly LaHaye, Jerry Falwell, Bill Gothard, etc.), then why do we find no mention whatsoever of Jesus Christ in America's founding documents? -- not in the Declaration of Independence nor in the Constitution of the United States! In fact, the Constitution does not even make a single reference to God! (When Alexander Hamilton was asked why the Constitution fails to mention God, he allegedly replied, "We forgot.") And the reference to God in the Declaration of Independence is merely "Nature's God," a God that is vague and subordinated to natural laws that everyone should know through common sense, i.e., "self-evident" truths. Moreover, the Bible is never mentioned nor alluded to in either document! Nor is God or Jesus Christ mentioned in the hundreds of pages of the Federalist Papers (the "working documents" of the founding fathers). In fact, the United States was the first Western Nation to omit explicitly Christian symbolism, such as the cross, from its flag and other national symbols.

Further incidental evidence of the founders' own views is the statement from a treaty with the Islamic nation of Tripoli in 1797. This treaty was negotiated under Washington, ratified by the Senate, and signed by President John Adams. The telling part is a description of religion in America:

"As the government of the United States of America is not in any sense founded on the Christian Religion -- as it has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion or tranquility of Musselmen [i.e., Muslims] ..., it is declared by the parties that no pretext arising from religious opinions shall ever produce an interruption of the harmony existing between the two countries" (The Search for Christian America, p. 131).

Strange stuff for a nation that some like to say was founded as a "Christian" nation! Strange stuff, indeed! But myths die hard, if ever.


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[Unless otherwise noted, the material above was adapted and/or excerpted from Vengeance Is Ours: The Church in Dominion, by Albert James Dager, pp. 220-221.]

Note: In all fairness, the states' "fathers" seemed to be more up front with their "Christianity," even though these same men appeared to be ashamed of the Name of Christ when it came to the federal establishment. The colonial charters of Virginia, Massachusetts Bay, Maryland, Connecticut, Carolina, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, and Georgia did acknowledge the Christian religion. The settlers at Rhode Island subscribed to this compact:

"We, whose names are underwritten, do hereby solemnly, in the presence of Jehovah, incorporate ourselves into a body politic; and as he shall help, will submit our persons, lives, and estates unto our Lord Jesus Christ, the King of kings and the Lord of lords, and to all those perfect and absolute laws of his, given us in his holy Word of truth, to be judged and guided thereby."

Twelve of the thirteen original state constitutions contained explicit acknowledgments of God and Christianity. (The 1776 Constitution of South Carolina even provided that no person should be eligible to the Senate or House of Representatives unless "he be of the Protestant religion.") The exception, Virginia, revised its constitution's preamble in 1870, adding "invoking the favor and guidance of Almighty God." At least 42 of the state constitutions contain some acknowledgment of God in their preambles. Article 22 of the Constitution of Delaware (1776) required all officers to profess:

"faith in God the Father, and in Jesus Christ His only Son and in the Holy Ghost, one God, blessed forevermore; and I do acknowledge the Holy Scripture of the Old and New Testament to be given by divine inspiration."

The fundamental orders of Connecticut (1638-39) contained these words:

"to mayntayne and preserve the liberty and purity of the gospell of our Lord Jesus, which we now profess, as also the disciplyne of the churches, which according to the truth of the said gospell is now practiced amongst us."

Yet somehow, none of this rhetoric made it into the federal documents.


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December 05, 2008

False Prophet Rick Warren on Fox News


Rick Warren is a false prophet and one of the many wolves in sheep's clothing misleading the deceived these days.

Watch Warren below with Hannity and Colmes on Fox news talk about killing people in self defense. Is this what Jesus would do?? NO!

Not only did Jesus say "Blessed are the peacemakers" but also in Matthew 26 he said, "Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword."

We must also remember this: "And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many."


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The Purpose Driven Life EXPOSED!

Deceived on Purpose

RICK WARREN'S GLOBAL PEACE VS. SCRIPTURES TEACHINGS ON PEACE by James Sundquist

PURPOSE DRIVEN CHURCH PHENOMENON

World News Updates 12/5/08


Friday Dec. 5, 2008
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VIDEO - Woman Says Following Bible Got Her Out of $500k Debt
"Just because we're broke doesn't mean God is."

Holiday key time for food, gun swap
Sponsors of the Goods for Guns program are hoping that the promise of a full belly will lure people to turn in their guns in exchange for $100 gift cards for Acme Fresh Markets.

Starwars style holographic 3DTV could be a reality by 2018, experts say (18 a hidden 666)
3D television system which would display holographic images floating in mid air - reminiscent of a famous scene from Star Wars - could be a reality in households within the next decade according to findings by a team of University of Aberdeen academics.

VIDEO - St. Louis Alderman Urges Residents To Get Armed
A Missouri alderman who says he is frustrated with police response to crime in his neighborhood is calling on residents to arm themselves to protect their lives and property.

Moscow's mayor links gays to spread of AIDS
Moscow has banned gays and lesbians from promoting their way of life because they can help spread HIV/AIDS, the Russian capital's 72-year-old mayor was quoted as saying on Thursday by RIA news agency.

Thomas Refers A Previously Rejected Case Challenging Obama Eligibility
U.S. Associate Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has asked his colleagues on the court to consider the request of an East Brunswick, N.J. attorney, who has filed a lawsuit challenging President-elect Barack Obama’s eligibility to be president.

New 'Bible': Heterosexuality is sin
'There are many different versions; I don't see why we can't have one'
A filmmaker who recently released an independent project about a formula that turns all heterosexuals into "gays" now has announced he's working on "The Princess Diana Bible" in which "God" ordains homosexuality as the better lifestyle.

32 Children Seized From Tony Alamo Christian Ministries, Over Alleged Beatings, Sexual Abuse
Child welfare officials have seized six children in Indiana associated with the Tony Alamo Christian Ministries, while authorities in California visited a church compound affiliated with the jailed evangelist.

Conservatives form rival group to Episcopal Church
Theological conservatives upset by liberal views of U.S. Episcopalians and Canadian Anglicans formed a rival North American province Wednesday, in a long-developing rift over the Bible that erupted when Episcopalians consecrated the first openly gay bishop.

December 03, 2008

World News Update 12/3/08


Wednesday Dec. 3, 2008
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Gitmo prosecutor who quit calls system 'appalling' and 'immoral'
A former US military prosecutor, who resigned rather than continue bringing cases against terrorism suspects at Guantanamo Bay in a system he found "defective" and "immoral," has spoken out for the first time in an interview with the BBC.

VIDEO - Anti-Religious Display At Washington State Capitol Raises Eyebrows
KING: With a nod to the winter solstice - the year's shortest day occurring in late December - the placard reads: "At this season of the Winter Solstice may reason prevail. There are no gods, no devils, no angels, no heaven or hell. There is only our natural world. Religion is but myth and superstition that hardens hearts and enslaves minds."

34 Nigerian kids die from tainted teething mix
Food and drug agency recovers 2,000 bottles of formula, flies in antidote
Nigerian food and drug regulators on Tuesday updated the death toll to 34 in an outbreak of fatalities among infants given a locally made teething formula tainted with a toxic thickening agent.

Bush: 'I Did Not Compromise My Principles'
Looking back on his eight years in the White House, President Bush pinpointed incorrect intelligence that Iraqi President Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction as the "biggest regret of all the presidency."

It's Time to Update the Pledge
Now, with the passing of the Rev. George M. Docherty, who died Thanksgiving Day at the age of 97, let us review why the phrase was added in the first place and why we should consider updating the pledge.

December 02, 2008

Forgive One Another

In Matthew 6, when the Lord Jesus Christ is showing his disciples how to pray, he says, "And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen. For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses."

God forgave us when we didn't deserve it so we need to forgive those who have hurt us. If we want to be forgiven, we need to forgive one another.

PRAYER: Lord Jesus, thank You for forgiving us our sin through the cross. Now please help us to forgive others we ask.


MATTHEW 18

21 Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times?

22 Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.

23 Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain king, which would take account of his servants.

24 And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought unto him, which owed him ten thousand talents.

25 But forasmuch as he had not to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife, and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made.

26 The servant therefore fell down, and worshipped him, saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.

27 Then the lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and loosed him, and forgave him the debt.

28 But the same servant went out, and found one of his fellowservants, which owed him an hundred pence: and he laid hands on him, and took him by the throat, saying, Pay me that thou owest.

29 And his fellowservant fell down at his feet, and besought him, saying, Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.

30 And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay the debt.

31 So when his fellowservants saw what was done, they were very sorry, and came and told unto their lord all that was done.

32 Then his lord, after that he had called him, said unto him, O thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all that debt, because thou desiredst me:

33 Shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellowservant, even as I had pity on thee?

34 And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him.

35 So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses.

World News Updates 12/2/08


Tuesday Dec. 2, 2008
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Nuclear or Bioterror Attack on U.S. Likely by 2013, Panel Warns
The United States can expect a terrorist attack using nuclear or more likely biological weapons before 2013, reports a bipartisan commission in a study being briefed Tuesday to Vice President-elect Joe Biden.

President George W. Bush Receives 'International Medal of Peace' that Coincides with PEPFAR Milestone on World AIDS Day
Dr. Rick Warren Presents Award, Engages with President on U.S. HIV/AIDS Initiatives and Accomplishments at Home and Abroad During Saddleback Civil Forum on Global Health
"No man in history - no world leader - has ever done more for global health than President George W. Bush, and I think we need to recognize that," said Pastor Warren.

China: 6 babies may have died from tainted milk
China's Health Ministry said six babies may have died after consuming tainted milk powder, up from a previous official toll of three, and announced a six-fold increase in its tally of infants sickened in the scandal - to nearly 300,000.

World economy 'weakest since 30s'
The United Nations says the world economy faces its worst downturn since the Great Depression. It expects world economic output to shrink by as much as 0.4% in 2009, due to a slump among developed countries - particularly the US and in Europe.

Pentagon to detail military to bolster security
Plan would dedicate 20,000 uniformed troops inside U.S. by 2011. There are critics of the change, in the military and among civil liberties groups and libertarians who express concern that the new homeland emphasis threatens to strain the military and possibly undermine the Posse Comitatus Act, a 130-year-old federal law restricting the military's role in domestic law enforcement.

FDA OK’s Communist Chinese poisoning your babies formula with deadly melemine
The Communist government of China and the FDA of the United States have decided to put the deadly poison melamine into America’s food supply.

Vatican thanks Muslims for bringing God back into the public eye in Europe
Vatican officials have long bemoaned the secularisation of Europe, where church attendance has dwindled dramatically in recent decades, and urged a return to its historically Christian roots.

Disney accused by Catholic cleric of corrupting children's minds
Christopher Jamison, the Abbot of Worth in West Sussex, has accused the corporation of "exploiting spirituality" to sell its products and of turning Disneyland into a modern day pilgrimage site.

Is gay the new black? Marriage ban spurs debate
The gay rights movement entered a new era when Barack Obama was elected the first black president the same day that voters in California and Florida passed referendums to prevent gays and lesbians from marrying, while Arizonans turned down civil unions and Arkansans said no to adoptions by same-sex couples.

Microchips For AIDS Patients In Indonesia
Lawmakers in Indonesia's remote province of Papua have thrown their support behind a controversial bill requiring some HIV/AIDS patients to be implanted with microchips - part of extreme efforts to monitor the disease.

Be careful not to offend gay worshippers, Catholic priests warned
...Priests are also encouraged to put up posters advertising 'support services' for homosexuals, a move bound to infuriate many Catholics who believe gay sexual activity to be sinful.

VIDEO - American Rabbi & Wife Among Five Hostages Found Dead at Mumbai Jewish Center
The dramatic assault on the Jewish cultural centre, where two gunmen were holding hostages including a rabbi and his wife, began shortly after dawn Friday, with masked commandos abseiling onto the roof from a helicopter.

Evidence Mumbai Attackers were Anglo-American Intel Operatives
Gaffar Abdul Amir, an Iraqi tourist from Baghdad, saw at least two men who started the firing outside the Leopold Cafe. "They did not look Indian, they looked foreign. One of them, I thought, had blonde hair. The other had a punkish hairstyle. They were neatly dressed," Amir told the BBC.

Virginians Slain in Attacks Lived Out Peaceful Ideals
Alan Scherr was an art professor with a comfortable life in the Maryland suburbs, but he spent 25 years studying Transcendental Meditation in a quest for something more. The search took him and his family to Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains, where they shed their old life in Silver Spring and meditated in the complex of a New Age mystic.