News for May 1, 2007

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A History of the Mystery of Iniquity Already at Work Today
Genesis 3:1
Now the serpent was more subtil6175 than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
I have recently begun coming across seemingly related stories that I believe may be God exposing the spirit of this world to those watching. So I would like to share that with you. If you agree, share it with others. We see in the above scripture the association of the serpent with Satan. Our relationship with sin is similar to a snake eating its prey. It swallows us whole, surrounding us while it slowly eats away at us until we are no more what we used to be. Subtle is crafty and smooth, the type that can and do take advantage of others for their personal gain and corrupt the minds of innocents with thoughts and ideas from the dark side of the spirit realm. What is so effective about this force is how subtle it really is, yet how damaging it has become. As you will see, these dark sentences can be traced back to particular people and times in history, all working to systematically destroy the foundation of God and family the most effective way, the education of young impressionable minds.
I just watched a story on the news showing the absolute corruption in politics that both sides are engaging in. My friends, it pains me to see this information, but given what God has shown me in my search for Truth leading to this point, I can no longer deny some of the things I'm learning that fit with Bible prophecy. I accept that a fallen angel of light is more crafty and subtle than the greatest minds of humanity out there because he has crept in ideas of cancer that are eating away at the very values of God and catering to to the selfishness and pride of willingly ignorant men and women.

2 Peter 3:3-14
Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation. For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water: Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished: But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men. [Matthew 24:37-39] But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.

2 Timothy 3
This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith. But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as their's also was. But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience, Persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured: but out of them all the Lord delivered me. Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived. But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them; And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.
We are seeing the result in the news daily. I would like to share what God has shown me, decide for yourself. Could it be that the master of deception has pulled the wool over our eyes from before our fathers' were born? Having the limited experience of not existing when those plans were put into place, it is easy to see how generations can be misled with simple thoughts that focus on self-fulfillment of worldly pleasures. Today's world has been blinded to reality by spiritual ideas in direct contradiction to God's Word, narrowing our focus to only the material and therefore keeping our minds on those things. This is the battle for the hearts and minds of humanity. I hope to share a trail of spiritual darkness in recent history that I believe has led us to the fulfillment of Bible prophecy and the love of many being so cold, the mystery of iniquity.
Ephesians 6:11,12
Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
What are some examples of spiritual things? Read Galatians 5:13-26 Our emotions are expressed physically, but the thoughts and the emotions themselves have no physical properties. I believe that thought is the voice of the spirit realm. Thoughts are not bounded by time. They pass from generation to generation. We can see how thoughts and ideas can potentially corrupt the spirit of an individual. That's why we must guard our thoughts. However, the serpent is more subtle and so is the sin that is eating out this world. The cancer is becoming evident in the daily news. It all started by pulling the wool over the eyes of the world with ideas that focused on fulfilling the desires of the flesh, denying the spiritual and the God who created them both, and doing so under the cloak of science.
The earliest in recent history I've tracked back is with Sir Francis Bacon (1561-1626). What first led me to examine this man was Francis Bacon: The History of a Character Assassination, written by Nieves de Madariaga Mathews (1917-2003). Who is she? Herb L. Peters's and Constance Cumbey's research into Javier Solana (1942-) led me to Nieves, who also happens to be Javier Solana's mother. Sir Francis Bacon is also responsible for the scientific method and has been credited as the creator of the English essay and since the 1800s, some scholars have suggested that Bacon was the author of works attributed to Shakespeare. Understanding that the spiritual world cannot be perceived scientifically (i.e. It is based on gathering observable, empirical, measurable evidence, subject to specific principles of reasoning) and relying on just what is perceived with the physical senses focuses you on just the physical. Teaching this methodology in the school system brainwashes whole generations of children to only accept what they can perceive while failing to teach the spiritual things. This manifest as bigger problem once God was further attacked by the separation of church and state myth in more recent times. He knew how to write and those writings, thoughts and ideas are still around today. Those principles make up much of the scientific community today. This also connects to secret societies and the New World Order and America's beginnings.
Charles Darwin (1809-1882) furthered the focus on the physical by providing an explanation of existence that didn't need a God and focused on survival of the fittest, a kind of every-man-for-himself attitude. I feel this corrupts young minds who are taught this idea without an understanding of the spiritual. They view their lives as short times that must be taken advantage of before death. This attitude subtly promotes self and fulfilling the desires of the flesh in the material world while caring less and less for others and blindly walking off the cliff of eternity away from the love of God by their own choices. We must guard our minds and our thought life because our choices we have come from what we experience, learn, and search out. As to the creation vs. evolution debate, it was over before anyone started arguing. Darwin himself is quoted as saying the idea was not supported by the facts. Guess what else, he was influenced by someone's thoughts. "I worked upon the true principles of Baconian induction." --Charles Darwin
More recently, the negative spiritual influence of Aleister Crowley (1875-1947) further corrupted minds all over the world and continues to do so by spreading the thoughts and ideas that are destroying the spirits of our fellow man subtly under the cloak of music. Please watch They Sold Their Souls For Rock N' Roll. We all know that music helps memorization. The only reason I remember the books of the Bible is because I can sing the song. Many people "don't listen to the lyrics" not realizing that whether they like it or not, the words are changed in their mind like a mantra over and over. A word of caution, Nazi Germany's Minister for Public Enlightenment and Propaganda Joseph Goebbels said, "If you tell a lie big enough, and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it." The big lie. I think there's a reason Nazi Germany became such a threat. It's interesting that anti-Semitism was behind it as well. That seems to be a commonality with many things that point to the subtle serpent. Aleister's mantra was "do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law." If you would like further insight into the details of the modern New Age movement please read Constance Cumbey's books, THE HIDDEN DANGERS OF THE RAINBOW: The New Age Movement and our Coming Age of Barbarism (1983); A PLANNED DECEPTION: The Staging of a New Age Messiah (1986).

John 15:10-14
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. These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full. This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.

John 3:16
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Anti-Semitism is rearing it's ugly head again through Islam. They are using the same principle as Hitler to claim rights to "Palestine" and cause all the problems in the Middle East. But they yell the loudest and blow themselves and others up. This is a religion of death and hell follows after it. The world has taken their side mostly and tend to blame Israel for taking the land. The facts are conveniently ignored. Unfortunately, the facts are usually not chanted as loudly because they don't have an agenda, they just are. That is where we come in and why you're reading this now. when confronted with the lies, we must have an answer of Truth.
So in my research, several commonalities showed up. Javier Solana, the head of the European Union and effective foreign minister of Europe, has connections to the occult through his mother who defended Sir Francis Bacon in her book. I wonder what kind of influence a mother has on a growing son? Looking at what thoughts Sir Francis Bacon brought to humanity I began to notice an occult connection to everything. This is the mystery of iniquity working on a large scale to control the masses on a scale they don't expect because it is outside their own limited perspective, not only of space, but time.
2 Thessalonians 2:6-12
And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time. For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
Perhaps you already knew all this history, for me the connections are fairly new and are just now coming together. The ramifications lend credence to the HIStory, Our Future collection of Bible studies that show we are much closer to the end than most Christians are aware. Indeed if that study is accurate, we have two years to raise awareness in those we can reach with the Truth. Importance of Watching
I am a watchman on the wall. God has put me here for such a time as this to share what He is showing me. I am an imperfect vessel, but so are we all. Yet God loves each one of us with an everlasting love. He wants a stronger thought life with us because He has much to show us. Let us focus on the spiritual task at hand of awakening the bride of Christ together and reaching the lost with the Gospel. We are one body and we all play different parts. However, God speaks to us each individually if we listen. He speaks in a still, small voice which means you must quiet the distractions of the world and get alone with God. Let us come together in Spirit and Truth under the direction of the Word of God to accomplish our individual roles dictated to us by our King, and as future kings and priests sharing the love of God with the lost and needy who will hear. Let our understanding of the nearness of the Lord's coming awaken us to trim our lamps and let our light shine expressing God's goodness in our neighborhoods.
Lord, I pray that you open the eyes of us that love and obey you to your plans as written in Your Word that it would be fulfilled that you tell your friends what you are doing. Your plans are perfect and we give our burdens to you. We give you our plans and desires in exchange to hear your plans and desires for us. Teach us to listen better to your voice. We believe you can speak to us and we want to fulfill your will. We repent of those things not of You and ask that you reveal them to us in the coming weeks. Remove those thoughts planted by the enemy and return our childish innocence as we rely on You in all things.
Proverbs 3:5-7
Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.

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Ashkenazi: Hizbullah trying to cross into southern Lebanon (April 29, 2007) - Even as the country was awaiting the Winograd Committee's report into why ground troops were not introduced into Lebanon last summer, chief of General Staff Lt.-Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi indicated at the weekly cabinet meeting Sunday that there may be no choice but to put IDF boots on the ground to stop attacks from Gaza. After telling the cabinet that the military buildup of Hamas was continuing, and that Hamas had also begun active involvement in attacks against Israel, Ashkenazi said that if this situation continued "there would be no choice but to stop it, as the prime minister has said." Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, who is expected to be criticized by the Winograd Committee Monday over his handling of the summer's Second Lebanon War, said at the opening of the meeting that while Israel was not interested in an escalation with the Palestinians, "we will not in any way be prevented from taking the necessary steps to stop those who are trying to harm Israeli citizens in the South." During the meeting, Olmert said that one question that needed to be asked regarding a possible incursion into Gaza was what would happen the minute the IDF pulled out. He said that Israel needed to work intensively with the international community and Egypt in an effort to stop Hamas's military buildup before taking military action. Ashkenazi said that it was difficult to call the situation that had existed in Gaza over the last five months a truce, as Hamas called it, since there have been some 250 firings of rockets and mortars on Israel, and in addition there have been numerous attempts to infiltrate into Israel, fire on soldiers and set roadside bombs. Regarding Lebanon, Ashkenazi said that Hizbullah was only one government minister away from being able to veto the moves of the Lebanese government, something that was significant since the government would be called upon in the near future to renew the mandate of the UNIFIL force in southern Lebanon. Ashkenazi said that Hizbullah was trying to move forces south of the Litani River, and was having better luck penetrating cities in the area, rather than open spaces where UNIFIL forces blocked their penetration. While praising the coordination that exists between Israel and UNIFIL, Ashkenazi bewailed the continued smuggling of arms across the Lebanese-Syrian border, and said that Lebanese Prime Minister Fuad Saniora was not powerful enough to send an effective monitoring force to the long border. more...
| Iran | Gog/Magog | Israel | Islam |

Now what on earth would Iranian Hizbullah be wanting to get to Southern Lebanon for?

The Countdown Has Begun (April 29, 2007) - The intelligence information gathered by the Unites States regarding Iran's technological breakthrough that could lead Teheran to an atom bomb in less than three years bodes well with President George Bush's political desperation. The new intelligence indicates that Iran is making accelerated progress in acquiring the required amount of enriched uranium for assembling its first nuclear bomb. Until recently, American intelligence estimated that this would only happen in 2015. Now US intelligence is falling into line with its colleagues in Israel and is estimating that an Iranian bomb can be expected as early as 2010. Contrary to the war in Iraq, the American public does indeed view Iran as a real threat. The combination of a radical religious regime and weapons of mass destruction is America's worst nightmare. Publication of the information is part and parcel of the imminent beating of war drums: On the one hand the Bush Administration is building a significant naval force along the Iranian coast, and on the other it is signaling to the public that the Iranian threat is approaching in great strides. When the information was revealed on CBS, senior officials at the Pentagon were quoted as saying that now there will be more pressure on Israel to carry out a preventative strike on Iran, just as it did in 1981 in Iraq. And indeed less than two days elapsed since the publication and Israel's prime minister was quoted in the German weekly Focus as outlining the possibility of such an attack, which would include firing 1,000 cruise missiles in 10 days. more...
| Iran | Israel | Islam | America |

Leave Iraq, Sadr tells "Antichrist" Bush (April 28, 2007) - The powerful Iraqi cleric and militia leader Moqtada al-Sadr called President George W. Bush the Antichrist on Saturday and urged him to heed calls by the opposition Democrats to withdraw from the chaos of Iraq. In fresh violence on Saturday, 14 people were killed and 39 others were wounded in a suicide car bombing in the holy Shi'ite city of Kerbala south of Baghdad, a hospital said. A Reuters witness said he saw tens of casualties. Sadr, whose ministers quit Shi'ite Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's government this month, renewed his demand for a U.S. pullout a day after Bush pledged to veto legislation that would require U.S. troops to begin leaving Iraq by October 1. Calling Bush "the greatest evil," Sadr said in a letter read out by a Sadrist MP in parliament that an eventual U.S. pullout would be a "victory for the Iraqi people." "Here are the Democrats demanding that you withdraw at least with a timetable and you are stubborn against them," said Sadr, whose Mehdi Army militia fought two uprisings against U.S. forces in 2004. "You are like the one-eyed Antichrist. You look with one eye and refuse to look with the other," he told Bush. more...
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The masters of propaganda have achieved the goal of setting America against herself. All they had to do was scream injustice whilst blowing themselves up and committing acts of terrorism to scare everyone into submission and obedience to the every whim of those trying to control and shape society. Once the mystery of iniquity cut out the recognition of the spiritual in the West, it became easier to use the fear of death to manipulate the masses. Truth be told, there is no amount of big brother that will completely protect society from evil people. But evil people in control of the structure of big brother is an even greater threat as the world will find out once the antichrist has control of it. And no, I don't believe Bush is the antichrist. It's a convenient propaganda tool that the enemy can use though thanks to the power of the fear of death in the western world that doesn't recognize their eternal souls or are not comfortable with the state of their eternal souls. The threat of death has much sway over these, and it's interesting that a religion of death is bringing the war, terrorism, and death. A history of the mystery of iniquity already at work today

Widow of slain Christian: 'Forgive them' (April 28, 2007) - In an act that hit the front pages of the largest newspapers in Turkey, the widow of a martyred Christian told reporters she did not want revenge against the Muslims who killed her husband and two others, according to a new report from Voice of the Martyrs. "Oh God, forgive them for they know not what they do," she said, agreeing with the words of Christ on Calvary (Luke 23.34), according to a letter Christians in Turkey have written to the worldwide church, a letter released through Voice of the Martyrs. "In a country where blood-for-blood revenge is as normal as breathing, many many reports have come to the attention of the church of how this comment of Susanne Tilman has changed lives," the letter said. "One columnist wrote of her comment, 'She said in one sentence what 1,000 missionaries in 1,000 years could never do.'" She is the widow of Tilman Geske, a German citizen who along with two Turkish Christians were martyred recently – allegedly by five Muslims who met the three victims at a Christian publishing company for a Bible study. Authorities have taken several suspects into custody, and their cases remain pending. The letter titled "A letter to the Global Church from The Protestant Church of Smyrna" was received by VOM shortly after the slayings, and the ministry organization that works with the Persecuted Church worldwide is publicizing it. "The Voice of the Martyrs has already been actively involved in assisting the families of these courageous Christians. We encourage you to pray for them as they grieve, and to pray that this will be a significant turning point for the gospel in Turkey," the organization said. more...

Missing Bees, Cell Phones and Fulfillment of Bible Prophecy (April 27, 2007) - Bees have been disappearing at an alarming rate. Learn how these missing bees relate to the use of cell phones, and the fulfillment of Bible prophecy. David Bradshaw has endured countless stings during his life as a beekeeper, but he got the shock of his career when he opened his boxes in January 2007 and found half of his 100 million bees missing. In 24 states throughout the United States, beekeepers have gone through similar shocks as their bees have been disappearing inexplicably at an alarming rate, threatening not only their livelihoods but also the production of numerous crops, including California almonds, one of the nation's most profitable. Pennsylvania beekeeper Dave Hackenberg was the first beekeeper to report to bee researchers what's become known as Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). The sudden mysterious losses are highlighting the critical link that honeybees play in the long chain that gets fruit and vegetables to supermarkets and dinner tables across the country. Beekeepers have fought regional bee crises before, but this is the first national affliction. The theory is that radiation from mobile phones interferes with bees' navigation systems, preventing the famously home-loving species from finding their way back to their hives. Improbable as it may seem, there is now evidence to back this up. Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), occurs when a hive's inhabitants suddenly disappear, leaving only queens, eggs and a few immature workers. The vanished bees are never found, but thought to die singly, far from home. The parasites, wildlife and other bees that normally raid the honey and pollen left behind when a colony dies, refuse to go anywhere near the abandoned hives. CCD has since spread to Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, Italy and Greece. And John Chapple, one of London's biggest bee-keepers, announced that 23 of his 40 hives have been abruptly abandoned. The implications of the spread are alarming. Most of the world's crops depend on pollination by bees. Albert Einstein once said that if the bees disappeared, "man would have only four years of life left". German research has long shown that bees' behavior changes near power lines. Now a limited study at Landau University has found that bees refuse to return to their hives when mobile phones are placed nearby. Dr Jochen Kuhn, who carried it out, said this could provide a "hint" to a possible cause. Revelation 6:6, "Then I heard what sounded like a voice among the four living creatures, saying, "A quart of wheat for a day's wages, and three quarts of barley for a day's wages, and do not damage the oil and the wine!" Although the Bible plainly speaks of great famine in the last days, the prophetic words of Revelation 6:6 states that the olive and grape harvest will not be damaged. In general, breeders have assumed that grapes were either completely self- fertilizing or were cross-pollinated by wind, so that in either case insects were considered of no value. The grape harvest will not be affected by the missing bee population. Bees and other insects play a minor role in olive pollination; wind moves most of the pollen from tree to tree. Most olive varieties are self-fertile, but increased production often results from cross pollination. And neither will the olive harvest be affected by CCD. Grape and olive oil production will only be minimally impacted by Colony Collapse Disorder while much of the fruit, vegetable and nut production will be severely reduced resulting in famine. These end time biblical prophecies are coming to pass within our own lifetimes demonstrating once again that the Word of God is true and to be trusted.
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Christians in bull's-eye in new 'hate crimes' plan (April 26, 2007) - A fast-tracked congressional plan to add special protections for homosexuals to federal law would turn "thoughts, feelings, and beliefs" into criminal offenses and put Christians in the bull's-eye, according to opponents. "H.R. 1592 is a discriminatory measure that criminalizes thoughts, feelings, and beliefs [and] has the potential of interfering with religious liberty and freedom of speech," according to a white paper submitted by Glen Lavy, of the Alliance Defense Fund. "As James Jacobs and Kimberly Potter observed in Hate Crimes, Criminal Law, and Identity Politics, 'It would appear that the only additional purpose [for enhancing punishment of bias crimes] is to provide extra punishment based on the offender's politically incorrect opinions and viewpoints,'" said Lavy. The proposal has been endorsed by majority Democrats on the committee, and already has 137 sponsors in the full House, making it possible it could be voted on in a matter of days or weeks. "This is a terrible thing, to criminalize thought or emotion or even speech," Lavy told WND, referring to H.R. 1592, now pending at the committee level in the U.S. House. Democrats there have been turning back amendments that would strip it of its worst provisions, according to an observer. Bishop Harry Jackson, chairman of the High Impact Leadership Coalition, said the plan, the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Protection Act of 2007, is no more than "a surreptitious attempt by some in Congress to strip the nation of religious freedom and the ability to preach the gospel from our church pulpits." "It will stamp all over our doctrine and practice of our faith," he said. "We believe what the Bible says. If you start there we've got a major problem." Secondly, it unfairly restricts the expression of fair opinion by Christians, he told WND. "If anything, gays are getting undue deference awarded to them by the courts. That's why we have the same-sex marriage fight and that kind of thing." Rev. Louis Sheldon, director of the Traditional Values Coalition, which represents 43,000 churches across the nation, told WND that the Democrats sponsoring and supporting the issue "have sold out to the homosexual agenda." He said churches need to awaken to the dangers of having pastors, lay leaders, or even those sitting in the pews sent to jail for their biblical views. "When they [realize they] could go to jail for preaching the Word of God, they'll be concerned," he told WND. Sheldon's organization is releasing a poster showing Jesus as a wanted fugitive, for "crimes" under the planned "hate crimes" legislation. WND columnist Janet Folger this week warned in a commentary called "Pastors: Act now or prepare for jail," that in New Hampshire, a crime that typically carries a sentence of 3 1/2 years was "enhanced" to 30 years because a robber shouted an anti-homosexual name at his victim. "Think about it for a minute. If saying a mean anti-homosexual word adds an additional 23-26 ½ years to a sentence, and people live to around 80, that penalty is one-fourth of your life for the words you say. And while this was in addition to a robbery penalty, how much of a jump would it really be to penalize the speech 'infraction' alone? And just what constitutes an 'anti-gay epithet'? Would an 'anti-gay epithet' be to say, 'Homosexuality is a sin,' or 'Homosexuals should repent'? What if you informed someone that 'Homosexuality is harmful to your health'? If I were you, I wouldn't try it in New Hampshire," Folger wrote. Folger's organization, Faith2Action, has launched a series of ads about Philadelphia grandmothers who were thrown in jail in Pennsylvania under that state's "hate crimes" law – and faced the possibility of 47 years in jail – for testifying in public about their Christian faith. more...
| Signs of the Times |

Are you ready to have your life taken away for your beliefs? Fellow watchers, this kind of attacks against our beliefs are going to continue to increase and at the rate it's at now, this fits right in with the timeline put forth by the HIStory, Our Future series of Bible studies. Get close to Christ now at the cost of all else. We're probably about to lose it anyways. Let us focus on God and each other, sharing the Gospel at all costs for the sake of the lost and in working for our Lord, Yeshua the Christ.

ABC to Air LIVE Atheist Debate with Kirk Cameron and Ray Comfort (April 26, 2007) - After ABC ran a story in January about hundreds of atheists videotaping themselves blaspheming the Holy Spirit, best-selling author Ray Comfort contacted the network and offered to prove God's existence, absolutely, scientifically, without mentioning the Bible or faith. He and Kirk Cameron (co-hosts of an award-winning Christian TV program) challenged the two originators of the "Blasphemy Challenge" to a debate on the existence of God. According to Comfort, he and Cameron (an ex-atheist) are qualified to debate on the subject. Comfort had not only written a book titled "God Doesn't Believe in Atheists", but had spoken at Yale on the subject of atheism, and been flown by American Atheists, Inc., to their 2001 annual convention to be a platform speaker. ABC loved the idea, and will host a debate in New York City on May 5, 2007. Moderated by Martin Bashir, the debate will be streamed LIVE on their website and will also be filmed for "Nightline." Cameron ("Growing Pains" sitcom and Left Behind movies) will speak on what he believes is a major catalyst for atheism: Darwinian evolution. The popular actor stated, "Evolution is unscientific. In reality, it is a blind faith that's preached with religious zeal as the gospel truth. I'm embarrassed to admit that I was once a naïve believer in the theory. The issue of intelligent design is extremely relevant at the moment. Atheism has become very popular in universities--where it's taught that we evolved from animals and that there are no moral absolutes. So we shouldn't be surprised when there are school shootings. Cameron will also reveal what it was that convinced him that God did exist. "Most people equate atheism with intellectualism," Comfort added, "but it's actually an intellectual embarrassment. I am amazed at how many people think that God's existence is a matter of faith. It's not, and I will prove it at the debate - once and for all. This is not a joke. I will present undeniable scientific proof that God exists. more...

This should be interesting! I can't wait to see it!
Psalm 19:1
The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.

FDA, Supplements and so-called hate crime bill (April 26, 2007) - I'm going to cut to the chase here on the latest efforts by non elected government bureaucrats and Congress to further destroy our natural rights. First, our right to natural health care and supplements, which cuts into the mega billions of dollars in profit to the big pharmaceutical companies, see Tom DeWeese's recent column: "The Federal Drug Administration (FDA) has launched another sneak-attack, trying to regulate your health freedom into oblivion. Through FDA’s unholy partnerships with Big Pharma and the Codex Alimentarius Commission (an offshoot of the UN), we are very close to losing alternative health care in America. This is a crisis, and needs your immediate action." The loons behind this new world order nightmare where every aspect of our life is controlled, include water to be regulated! Think I'm blowing some conspiracy junk? "The website noted that among likely developments if the FDA has its way: Growing and selling common garden herbs will get you arrested as a drug dealer. Massage oils and handheld massagers will be regulated as "medical devices." Vegetable juice will be regulated as a drug. Weight machines will be regulated as "medical devices" and require FDA approval before being sold or used. Raw sprouts and other anti-cancer foods will be regulated as drugs. Bottled water that "treats" dehydration will be regulated as a drug....." Read the rest of this factual column here. Anyone who has done even a minimal amount of research is fully aware that the FDA is nothing more than a pimping operation for the big pharma houses. The question is this: does the FDA have any authority to regulate natural food supplements and vitamins, never mind water? more...
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Taiwan stung by millions of missing bees (April 26, 2007) - Taiwan's bee farmers are feeling the sting of lost business and possible crop danger after millions of the honey-making, plant-pollinating insects vanished during volatile weather, media and experts said on Thursday. Over the past two months, farmers in three parts of Taiwan have reported most of their bees gone, the Chinese-language United Daily News reported. Taiwan's TVBS television station said about 10 million bees had vanished in Taiwan. A beekeeper on Taiwan's northeastern coast reported 6 million insects missing "for no reason", and one in the south said 80 of his 200 bee boxes had been emptied, the paper said. Beekeepers usually let their bees out of boxes to pollinate plants and the insects normally make their way back to their owners. However, many of the bees have not returned over the past couple of months. more...

EU in new grab for more power (April 26, 2007) - The president of the European Commission demanded MORE powers for Brussels yesterday. José Manuel Barroso also called for “institutional reform” — code for a backdoor EU Constitution. He said the EU needed “strong and effective institutions, including the Commission and European Court of Justice”. His call comes after The Sun warned yesterday of Tony Blair’s plan to surrender British power to the EU. The unelected Commission is the powerful law-making arm that strangles British firms with red tape. Meanwhile, unaccountable Euro judges already have a say on large parts of UK life. In a speech in London to the Institute of Directors, Mr Barroso said the EU’s institutions needed “updating”. He added: “That is what the constitutional treaty intended to achieve — and that is why the political focus has switched back to the institutional settlement.” But critics fear a backdoor treaty will hit UK jobs and wealth. Shadow Foreign Secretary William Hague said last night: “If anything, the EU has too much power, not too little.” Neil O’Brien, of anti-EU think tank Open Europe, added: “The last thing UK businesses want is unelected EU officials grabbing more powers.” Mr Blair has been accused of plotting with Germany to bring back a reheated Constitution without a referendum. He held talks with German leader Angela Merkel on Tuesday. The blueprint will be finalised in June before he steps down as PM. Last night his spokesman tried to play down fears, saying: “What is necessary is to look at what helps an EU of 27 work.”
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EU to demand US commitment to visa-free travel (April 25, 2007) - The European Union will pressure the United States to commit to including all EU nations in its visa-waiver programme, officials said today. Only 15 out of the EU’s 27 nations are included in the programme that permits people to enter the US without having to apply for a visa. EU officials have long insisted visa waiver deals must be fully reciprocal, but US officials argue Greece and most of the new EU members still fail to meet all the criteria necessary for joining the scheme. “Citizens of 12 EU member states still need a visa, even for short stays. The EU presidency is forcefully speaking to ensure that in future all EU citizens are included in visa waiver programme,” German Deputy Foreign Minister Guenther Gloser, whose country holds the rotating six-month EU presidency, told the European Parliament in Strasbourg ahead of the April 30 EU-US summit in Washington. “There should be no split in the EU as to who has the right to travel to the United States without a visa. All member states should be treated equally,” Gloser said.
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Is there writing on the wall? (April 25, 2007) - Watching (and participating in) the intense Iraq war and war on terror debate both in the United States and in Europe and the politics that flows from it, a sense of futility is increasingly hard to resist. Our nation and Europe seem to have hardened in their divisions on those topics. It would appear that the great divide in both public opinion and between politicians is not Republican-Democrat, liberal-conservative, pro- or anti-Bush or even pro- or anti-war (or, in Europe: pro-or anti-American). Rather, the great divide is between those, such as me, who believe that the rise of radical Islam poses an existential threat to Western Civilization; and those who believe it is a nuisance, if episodically a very dangerous nuisance. For those in the latter category, the great thrust of modern history exemplified in Francis Fukuyama's concept of "The End of History" continues onward. The great secular triumph of (more or less) free markets, a world economy, democracy, individual rights, socialized economic security and their management by merit-based technocrats will be an inevitable continuity in human affairs. The episodic terrorist violence, so far killing far less people than die in car crashes or from lung cancer each year, does not justify re-ordering our social priorities. It does not justify any significant intrusions into civil liberties. It does not justify a major shift of tax revenues from social spending to war and homeland security programs. It certainly does not justify fighting wars on the other side of the world that kill and grievously wound painful numbers of American and European soldiers — and even greater numbers of local residents in the war zones. For the people holding that view, George Bush and Tony Blair (and their supporters) are not only seen as wrong, nor merely incompetently wrong — but are seen as cynically exploiting an obvious lie to crassly enhance their political power and enrich their corrupt friends. Conceptual opposition has evolved into personal contempt for the antagonist (as it often does in fights over big issues — e.g. the fight between capital and labor of the late 19th and first half of the 20th centuries). For those of us who support the great struggle against radical Islam, the world reality could not be plainer. The threat of radical Islam is not merely a few thousand terrorists using small explosives to kill a few dozen people at a time — usually in the far away Middle East. Rather, it is an historic recrudescence of a violent, conquering old tradition of Islam that almost overwhelmed the world from the seventh century until as recently as 17th century. It is radicalizing the minds of increasing numbers of the world's 1.4 billion Muslims to be very aggressive culturally, as well as violent — from Africa to Indonesia, to Cairo to Ankara, to Paris, to Rotterdam to London to Falls Church, Va. Funded by Saudi petro-dollars, it is capable of acting on a worldwide scale and will eventually get its hands on biological, chemical and nuclear weapons. While it probably will not be able to find sufficient unity to form a caliphate, it clearly has the capacity and intent to create violent chaos, to wreak digital havoc on our computer-based world economy and to intimidate Western governments to give up the very values and methods that have made our civilization so vibrant and free. Free speech in Europe is already being curtailed to protect radical Islam from even verbal criticism. The flying imams' lawsuit attempts to intimidate American citizens from even reporting possible terrorist activity to the authorities. Iran's nuclear ambitions are being appeased. How dare the media call it "Bush's war on terror." It's our war — and it was started by the radical Islamists — not by us. Where will it all stop? more...
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‘Baghdad Prayer Patrol‘ aims to provide spiritual support to US troops in Iraq (April 24, 2007) - A new Christian website, dedicated to prayer for Iraq, has been launched to coincide with the recent surge in US military forces in Baghdad. founder Wayne Dillard launched the "Baghdad Prayer Patrol" to enlist Americans to pray for troops stationed in and around the Iraqi capital. Timing the project to coincide with the recent troop surge in Baghdad, Dillard says: "It's not right to send more troops without sending more prayer. We are asking Christians to join us for just one minute a day to stand with our troops over the next six months." "What if Baghdad were a city of peace? What if the impossible happened and it became a beacon of hope for the region? What if we prayed, and God answered, what could happen?" the website asks. "Did you know that Baghdad was once called Madinat Al- Salam, city of peace? Maybe that’s it’s God given destiny, maybe if we agree with God, we can change history," the website says. Answering the question, 'Why pray?' the site's organizers respond: "Because of the events that surround Baghdad, you will probably never have a better opportunity to change the course of world history than you do right now." They add: "Forces of both good and evil are locked in battle for Baghdad. Just a few short months will determine the fate of that city, it’s 6 million inhabitants, and it’s on-going influence in that region and the world. "The good people of Baghdad have stepped up to put their lives on the line as leaders for democracy and freedom. Soldiers from around the world are laying down their lives, and the Baghdad police are spilling their blood to see their countrymen live in peace." But, according to the site, "this is not enough, and the tug of war for Baghdad will be lost if believers like you and me don’t step up to our spiritual responsibility and join the battle. Others are doing all they can, are we doing what we can? "If you are a believer then you understand that political, military, and humanitarian efforts are only part of the picture. Rees Howells, a prayer leader that impacted the outcome of WWII, once said, 'History belongs to the intercessor' if that’s true, then the future also belongs to the Intercessor." more...
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Let us join in prayer for the soldiers in Iraq. Remember also that this is the location of ancient Babylon. Remember the story from April 9? Want Middle East Stability? Move UN to Iraq Babylon is a big part of Bible prophecy and events that are going to happen in the near future. This again lends credence to the HIStory, Our Future collection of Bible studies and their accuracy in timing. At any rate, intercession for those giving their lives in sincere desire to help their nation, we should remember what the Bible says about those who give their lives for a friend. God is Love. John 15:13, "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." Lord, protect our soldiers. Give them that love you the opportunity to witness through their love to the people of Iraq, Afghanistan, and all throughout this world. Show your Spirit to them that don't love you yet. Part of your coming wrath is to shake away the comforts of them who are too wrapped up in their desires to notice you and rely on you as we all should. Lord, your friends ask that You glorify your name in our soldiers. That as they willingly continue to give their lives for our protection, that this reflection of the kind of God You are would rip the veils from the eyes of them who have been brainwashed to hate You, and not given the opportunity to know You. May our soldiers be awakened to a deeper understanding of You and filled to overflowing. That they would stand out to others and that their voices would be loosened in glory of Your name. Whether this battle is for good or bad, You know, but we recognize the opportunity for Your love to break down barriers in Iraq and elsewhere. In these dark times, Your light is a standard for them that hear Your voice. Your bride is awakening. May she glorify Your name as our voice resonates throughout the earth, "Blessed be the name of the Lord, Yeshua be praised!"

“Hail Goddess full of grace” (April 24, 2007) - Lutheran church in San Francisco has its own version of the Rosary “WOW -- coming from RC tradition I thought I’d never return to the Rosary. But here it is and here SHE IS. Blessed be, Mairly.” The “here” in this message, found on, is Ebenezer Lutheran Church in San Francisco. But the SHE is not the Mother of God. SHE is “God/dess.” On Wednesdays at 7 p.m., Ebenezer opens its sanctuary for the “Christian Goddess Rosary.” The church says it offers “Goddess Rosary Beads” and that “prayers and suggested meditations will be on hand as well as incense, candles and bells.” “The Goddess rosary is grounded in traditions of the Christian Church and the proclamation of the gospel which is a vision of release from bondage for a new creation,” says the church’s web site. The Goddess Rosary page on says that though “God as Father plays an important role” in Christian tradition, its “exclusive emphasis... contributes to a limited understanding of God, an understanding that supports a domination structure that oppresses and subordinates women.” Jesus used “Abba” as a “revolutionary deconstruction of domination structures of his day in both religious and social institutions.” The modern task is to do the same with “Goddess.” offers a “Hail Goddess” prayer by feminist theologian Carol Christ, formerly of Harvard Divinity School but now director of the Ariadne Institute for Myth and Ritual in Greece. The prayer goes: “Hail Goddess full of grace. Blessed are you and blessed are all the fruits of your womb. For you are the MOTHER of us all. Hear us now and in all our needs. O blessed be, O blessed be. Amen.” “I felt that I had stepped into a Presence, like a mother’s warm embrace,” wrote Dalyn Cook of Ebenezer’s Goddess Rosary. “The attendees were few in number, yet there was a sense of fullness in this welcoming space. I inhaled deeply the earthy scent of the incense, sending up delicate tendrils of smoke which curled around the altar in a nimbus visible against the warm rays of the evening sun filtering through the stained-glass windows.... “From the basket of rosaries, I took into my hand a strand of vibrantly-colored beads with a silver goddess icon in place of the traditional cross. The goddesses came in a variety of shapes and sizes, celebrating the beauty of the feminine form; I found reflections of my own figure in the full hips and Rubenesque curves of my goddess,” Cook wrote. more...

Study: Religion is Good for Kids (April 24, 2007) - Kids with religious parents are better behaved and adjusted than other children, according to a new study that is the first to look at the effects of religion on young child development. The conflict that arises when parents regularly argue over their faith at home, however, has the opposite effect. John Bartkowski, a Mississippi State University sociologist and his colleagues asked the parents and teachers of more than 16,000 kids, most of them first-graders, to rate how much self control they believed the kids had, how often they exhibited poor or unhappy behavior and how well they respected and worked with their peers. The researchers compared these scores to how frequently the children’s parents said they attended worship services, talked about religion with their child and argued abut religion in the home. The kids whose parents regularly attended religious services—especially when both parents did so frequently—and talked with their kids about religion were rated by both parents and teachers as having better self-control, social skills and approaches to learning than kids with non-religious parents. But when parents argued frequently about religion, the children were more likely to have problems. “Religion can hurt if faith is a source of conflict or tension in the family,” Bartkowski noted. Bartkowski thinks religion can be good for kids for three reasons. First, religious networks provide social support to parents, he said, and this can improve their parenting skills. Children who are brought into such networks and hear parental messages reinforced by other adults may also “take more to heart the messages that they get in the home,” he said. Secondly, the types of values and norms that circulate in religious congregations tend to be self-sacrificing and pro-family, Bartkowski told LiveScience. These “could be very, very important in shaping how parents relate to their kids, and then how children develop in response,” he said. Finally, religious organizations imbue parenting with sacred meaning and significance, he said. University of Virginia sociologist W. Bradford Wilcox, who was not involved in the study, agrees. At least for the most religious parents, “getting their kids into heaven is more important than getting their kids into Harvard,” Wilcox said.

Something They're Not Telling Us (April 23, 2007) - I have made comments before on the logistics of making contact with an extraterrestrial intelligence, and this subject is a very important one. Just how would we react? How would your life change if suddenly you were told that contact had been made with ET? Has that contact already been made? Possibly. At least now the nations of the world are considering the possibilities. A press release issued a few weeks ago tells us that the United Nations General Assembly will debate "establishing diplomatic relations with advanced Extraterrestrial Civilizations that may now be visiting Earth. "MAY NOW BE VISITING EARTH?" Yes, that's exactly what it says. As you may recall, we have heard rumblings about disclosure for quite some time now. France has released UFO files, Brazil has released secret UFO files, Great Britain has released documents dealing with UFOs, and the former Minister of Defence, Paul Hellyer has called for open discussion of UFOs. This leads me to believe that the assertion that governments of the world are holding back information on UFOs is true, and just maybe we are being prepared for an announcement. I'll leave you to ponder this statement by a Non-Governmental spokesperson about the United Nations General Assembly: "We are certain... (there will be) official disclosure of an advanced Extraterrestrial presence, and for the beginnings of a United Nations Decade of Contact." To see more on this story, along with contact information, go to U.N. to debate contact with extraterrestrial civilizations. Addendum: Yes, folks, although I am a country boy, and not in the least bit knowledgeable about politics, I did know that Hellyer was not the former "Prime Minister" but Minister of Defence" Now, is Defence spelled with a "c" or "s"? Well, in Great Britain, it is usually spelled with a "c," but in America we normally opt for the "s" at the end. But, what about Canada? As the United Nations General Assembly, here is a quote from an article that went online about noon today, U.N. General Assembly Now Has Resolution To Establish United Nations Decade Of Contact & Diplomatic Relations With E.T.s. For the first time in almost 27 years, the United Nations General Assembly will be debating the issue of establishing diplomatic relations with advanced Extraterrestrial Civilizations that may now be visiting Earth. On December 16, 2005, a Resolution to establish a United Nations Decade of Contact was formally transmitted to the incoming President of the General Assembly, H.E. Jan Eliasson of Sweden by the Institute for Cooperation in Space (ICIS), a Non-Governmental Organization. President Eliasson was Sweden's Ambassador to the United Nations from 2000 to 2005. Almost to the day twenty-seven years ago, on December 18, 1978, the United Nations General Assembly voted to approve decision 33/426, inviting U.N. Member States "to take appropriate steps to coordinate on a national level scientific research and investigation into extraterrestrial life, including unidentified flying objects, and to inform the Secretary-General of the observations, research and evaluation of such activities." Also check this out, The Case of the Disappearing Press Release.
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