The Hoax of Our Lady of Fatima

Idolaters Beware… God is a Jealous God!
by David J. Stewart
What is the message of Fatima?

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Woe unto Catholics! Our Lady of Fatima is a dirty Satanic hoax perpetrated by the Catholic religion. It is of the Devil and blatant idolatry. Roman Catholics claim that a supernatural event occurred in 1917 in which the “Blessed Virgin Mary” appeared repeatedly to 3 children in Fatima, Portugal.
Supposedly, the Virgin Mary gave a message to the 3 children. The Message of Fatima consists of an alleged number of precise predictions, requests, warnings and promises concerning the Catholic faith and the world, which were conveyed by the Blessed Virgin Mary to 3 shepherd children—Lucia, Jacinta and Francisco—in a series of ghostly apparitions at Fatima, Portugal from May to October 1917. An “apparition” means “the unexpected or unusual appearance of a ghostly figure.” It’s a scam, a falsehood, a lie of the Devil, unscriptural in every way.
Many Catholic cultures pass a statue of Our lady of Fatima around from house-to-house throughout the year. It’s considered a good-luck charm while in their home. The heathen statue is adorned in the center of their living room, given undivided attention by the family, and it is worshipped, which is the horrible sin of idolatry. Exodus 20:5 says that those who bow and pray to statues HATE God.
Exodus 20:4-5, “Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Thou shalt NOT BOW DOWN THYSELF TO THEM, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of THEM THAT HATE ME.” I make no apologies to rain on your parade when I speak the TRUTH… God hates the Catholic Church! God loves people, but God hates IDOLATRY.
Often, a photo of Lucia, Jacinta and Francisco

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is passed around amongst the idolatrous group, as they feast on food and praise the graven image. They talk about the alleged miracle of Our lady of Fatima. Then the photo is placed next to the statue, adorned so beautifully as the centerpiece of their living room. The graven image is alleged to bring a special blessing upon the home. One Catholic man told me that he waited for 8-years, only after persistent request, to finally have the statue of Our Lady of Fatima brought to his home for one week. The man’s family fried fish and praised the demonic image, praying to the image, and committing idolatry instead of worshipping God in spirit and in truth as John 4:24 commands. Our lady of Fatima is a rotten hoax, a sinister TRADITION of men passed down from generation to generation. The hoax of Fatima allegedly happened in 1917, later turned into official Catholic dogma by the Vatican, provoking the wrath of God.
If you have a statue in your home of Our Lady of Fatima, or Our lady of Guadalupe, or The Image of Divine Mercy (allegedly seen by sister Faustina), then you are committing the wicked sin of IDOLATRY, spitting on my God and Saviour Jesus Christ. Catholics are arrogant, sinfully proud, and Jesus said about them: “Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition” (Mark 7:9).
Catholics have been deceitfully taught by the demonic Vatican that statues are no different than a picture of one’s family and loved ones. Catholics are taught that adoration of statues is similar to looking at a photo of one’s family and feeling love and admiration. However, this is a fraudulent teaching by the Vatican, because no one worships God by bowing and praying to a photo of their spouse and children. Catholics chant recited Rosaries and pre-written so-called “prayers.” It is 100% manmade tradition and idolatry. I asked a Catholic man why he recites memorized chants, instead of praying from the heart. He said it was the way he was brought up as a child. That is unacceptable to God. The Bible condemns placing family traditions above the Word of God (Mark 7:13). Catholics HATE GOD according to Exodus 20:5.
Oh what wickedness in the sight of God!
The statue of Our Lady of Fatima is idolized while in the possession of that family, guests are invited, a fish fry is cooked, prayers are made to the statue of Our lady of Fatima, the Rosary is chanted… AND GOD IS ANGRY!!! (Exodus 20:4-5).
Hebrews 10:31, “It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.”

The Rosary is Blasphemy!

Jeremiah 10:2, “Thus saith the LORD, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them.”

Why Catholics Say We Should Believe the Message of Fatima

The following claims were obtained from www.fatima.org

1.  Supposedly, the events of Fatima were confirmed by an unprecedented public miracle, the Miracle of the Sun, which occurred at precisely the moment Lucia said it would. More than 70,000 people, including Masons, communists and atheists, reportedly saw the sun, seemingly contrary to all cosmic laws, twirl in the sky, throw off colors and descend to earth. The event was reported in newspapers around the world, including the New York Times.
However; the miraculous events which the onlookers reportedly saw were not contrary to nature at all.  As a matter of fact, they were VERY NORMAL astronomical events.  Please read the following simple explanation for the “miracle” of Fatima from the National UFO Center…

You can also read about Coronal Mass Ejections (CME’s) on NASA’s website. I trust NASA more than the Catholic church (*even though I don’t trust NASA). The Roman Catholic Church has a bad reputation by making things up.
Exodus 32:35, “And the LORD plagued the people, because they made the calf, which Aaron made.”

2.  Another reason why Catholics claim that we should believe the Message of Fatima is because all of the Popes since the Fatima Miracle have recognized that the Message is authentic.  Several Popes have gone to Fatima in person, including Paul VI, John Paul I and John Paul II.  John Paul II said at Fatima in 1982 that “the Message of Fatima imposes an obligation on the Church.”
Realistically, just because the Popes recognize the alleged Message of Our Lady of Fatima as “authentic” is certainly NO PROOF at all.  Just because the Pope says something does not make it so.  Catholics foolishly elevate their Popes to the idolatrous level of God’s Vicar (representative) on earth.  There is NO such teaching found in the Bible.  God has no official representative upon the earth.  All believers are God’s representatives (2 Corinthians 5:20).

3.  Another reason why Catholics claim that we should believe the Message of Fatima is because of other alleged miracles have been performed by God authenticating the Fatima Message as coming from Him, not only at the time of the Miracle of the Sun, October 13, 1917, but down the years to the present day, reported miracles of conversions and cures which science seemingly cannot explain by natural means.
However, the Bible clearly teaches that satan can also perform miracles, signs, and wonders (Revelation 13:14). We must be extremely careful about attributing anything to God simply because it is a miracle. Pharaoh’s wicked magicians mimicked the Miracles which God performed at the hand of Moses. Satan is deceiving the world with his miracles, signs, wonders, and damnable heresies. 
In addition, Charismatic such as Oral Roberts have been known to scam the masses with fake miracles and rigged healing services (an excellent book to read on this is The Charismatic Movement by Dr. John R. Rice | Order book HERE).

4.  Another reason why Catholics claim that we should believe the Message of Fatima is because the Message of Fatima supposedly accurately predicted world events, which proves that it is a true prophecy.
The TRUTH is that any idiot saw World Wars coming.  I predict that a future war is coming! Wow!, I must be a prophet.  Why are the predictions so vague?
Also, the events that Our Lady of Fatima supposedly predicted could have easily been known in advance by Vatican insiders (friends of the richest and most powerful people). For anyone who understands the truth about history, they know that it was Wall Street bankers behind the diabolical Federal Reserve System, WW1, the Great Depression, WW2, etc. It was Wall Street that created Communism. It’s A Conspiracy Too Monstrous To Conceive. IBM manufactured the devices used to stamp serial numbers on holocaust victims.
Henry Ford was a personal friend of Adolph Hitler. I. G. Farben (a German company) was a conglomerate of around 200 companies (many of which were U.S. companies) which manufactured the Zyklon B gas used to murder holocaust victims. The Vatican in Rome was involved in the brutal murdering of millions of innocent people in the holocaust. Did you know that the new Pope, Benedict XVI was a former Hitler Youth? It’s true!
The prediction that Russia would rise to a world-power is NOT surprising in the least when one understands the deliberate creation of Communism.
The Message of the Blessed Virgin of Fatima is nothing more than a ridiculous and evil invention of the Roman catholic Church. There is NO PROOF of any cosmic miracle, other than than testimonies of people who THOUGHT they saw a miracle. What they saw in 1917 was an astronomical event which occurs repeatedly every 11 years. The Vatican used the event to dupe the ignorant masses who thought they had seen a “miracle” of nature. I’m sure that there have been people throughout history who were conned by some smart guy who predicted a solar eclipse, calling it a “miracle.”  The Catholic Church thrives on the ignorance of the masses.  Most people don’t have enough sense to question the “traditions” and “claims” of the Catholic Church, they just blindly believe the Vatican because they package everything in appealing wrappers. The Catholic religion is all about “eye candy.” They offer a structured, non-spirit based system, from the cradle to the casket, step-by-step religion. Just add participation, no faith required.
I am NOT trying to be unkind. On the contrary, I care about people very much, which is why I am willing to risk being unpopular in exchange for giving you the TRUTH of God’s Word. The Bible does NOT deal in traditions, it is the Word of God.  You have been lied to by the Vatican for long enough!

Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.” –Colossians 2:8
The Message and miracle of Fatima is a lie, a hoax. The Catholic Church propagates to the world that the Blessed Virgin of Fatima gave the following requests to the 3 children:

WHAT DOES THE MESSAGE OF FATIMA REQUEST?

At Fatima Our Lady said that God wished to establish in the world devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Our Lady said that many souls would be saved from Hell and the annihilation of nations averted if, in time, devotion to Her Immaculate Heart were established principally by these two means:

1) the Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary by the Pope together with the world’s bishops in a solemn public ceremony, and

(2) the practice or receiving Holy Communion (and other specific devotions of about 1/2 hour in duration) in reparation for the sins committed against the Blessed Virgin Mary, on the first Saturdays of five consecutive months–a practice known to Catholics as “the First Saturday” devotion.

WHAT DOES THE MESSAGE OF FATIMA WARN?

It warns that if the requests of Our Lady of Fatima for the Consecration of Russia and the First Saturday devotion are not honored, the Church will be persecuted, there will be other major wars, the Holy Father will have much to suffer and various nations will be annihilated. Many nations will be enslaved by Russian militant atheists. Most important, many souls will be lost.

WHAT DOES THE MESSAGE OF FATIMA PROMISE?

The Message of Fatima promises that if the requests of Our Lady of Fatima are carried out “My Immaculate Heart will triumph. The Holy Father will Consecrate Russia to Me, which will be converted, and a period of peace will be granted to mankind.
SOURCE: http://www.fatima.org

This stuff is better than science fiction… as a matter of FACT, it is science fiction! Let me quote a phrase from the above article again…
Our Lady said that many souls would be saved from Hell and the annihilation of nations averted if, in time, devotion to Her Immaculate Heart were established…
Can anyone show me that in the Bible? No, you CANNOT! John 14:6 tells us that the ONLY way to Heaven is through Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God. . . .
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” –John 14:6
Catholicism is a lie of the Devil! No greater fraud exists in the world today than Roman Catholicism. From the cradle-to-the-casket, Roman Catholicism has a package for you, and it’s all a package of rotten tomatoes. If you die in your sins you’ll burn in Hell fire for all eternity (Revelation 20:11-15). Romans 10:3-4 expressly warns against going about to establish your “OWN RIGHTEOUSNESS.” You have no righteousness friend, and neither do I.
But I’ll tell you what, I do have the righteousness of Jesus Christ, which was imputed (credited) to my eternal record the moment I trusted Jesus Christ as my personal Savior 30-years ago. You can have the same righteousness of God imputed to your eternal record by faith alone in Jesus as the Christ. (Romans 4:6).

Jesus commands in John 5:39 for us to SEARCH THE SCRIPTURES. And He tells us why in the rest of the verse… “for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which TESTIFY OF ME.
The Scriptures testify completely, exclusively and abundantly about the precious Lord Jesus Christ. In sharp contrast, Jesus’ earthly mother, Mary, is not anything. The Vatican has been grasping at straws for centuries trying to justify the worship of Mary, but it’s impossible to do so with the Word of God. Mary worship clearly originated back at Babel with

Semiramis and Nimrod.

The Message of Fatima is Satanic, totally contrary to the Word of God! NO AMOUNT OF DEVOTION to Mary can save a person from hell. Where in the world did Catholics ever get the crazy idea that Mary is to be recognized at all? Read A Woman Rides the Beast. Roman Catholicism has it’s origins in a heathen Babylonian religion which worshipped the “Queen of Heaven” (Jeremiah 44:19,25). …
The children gather wood, and the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead their dough, to make cakes to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto other gods, that they may provoke me to anger” —Jeremiah 7:18
The Catholic Church even addresses the “Blessed Virgin Mary” as the “Queen of Heaven,” revealing it’s pagan ancient Babylonian origin. Where do you think they got that term from? It came from ancient Babylon. PLEASE don’t believe the lies of the Catholic religion any more, turn to Jesus Christ by faith and He WILL forgive you and cleanse your sins away with His precious blood (1 Peter 1:18,19; Revelation 1:5; 7:14).
Ye Must Be Born Again!

The praise, prayers, and idolization of Our lady of Fatima is the same as witchcraft, because the Devil is the father of Catholicism. Nearly all Catholics are stubborn, close-minded, and knowingly REJECT the knowledge of God (Mark 7:6-13; Romans 10:3-4; Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5; Romans 3:19-20 — King James Bible).
Matthew 22:29, “Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the Scriptures, nor the power of God.
PROOF That Catholics WORSHIP Mary!
(The tradition of Our Lady of Fatima teaches that Mary gives eternal life to those who come to her by way of reciting the Rosary. This is a false Gospel.)

(*emp mine)

I’ve probably stepped on some people’s toes by posting this but that’s too bad. I have to post the Truth (John 8:32 {Veritas Liberat}).

Is God Racist?

by
Dave Miller, Ph.D.

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A certain segment of the American population has succeeded in perpetrating the notion of “political correctness” (PC) across a broad base of society. This ideology has infiltrated politics, education, and religion. While touted as a manifestation of “compassion” and “respect” for those with whom one disagrees, the fact is that PC seeks to silence any expression of disagreement that is not in line with its covert agenda.
What, specifically, is PC? A working definition would be the belief that we should avoid language and actions that could be offensive to others, especially those relating to gender and race. For example, the word “fireman” is considered to be a “sexist” term that slights women; the politically correct term would be “firefighter.” Those who embrace PC seek to avoid any forms of expression or action that might be perceived to “exclude,” “marginalize,” or insult any group that is deemed “socially disadvantaged” or discriminated against. Hence, the PC advocate constantly uses terms like “inclusion,” “tolerance,” and “multiculturalism.”
Observe that the term “offensive” refers to the subjective feelings of the individual who deems the term to be hurtful. This definition implies that no objective standard exists by which all conduct, language, and behavior are to be measured. However, the fact is that if there is a God, and He is the God described on the pages of the Bible, then the only standard by which human conduct may be measured and evaluated legitimately is by the Word of God and the Christian moral framework depicted within its pages. If there is no objective, higher standard that transcends human opinions and to which all humans are amenable, then who is to say what is politically correct? Who can authoritatively define “compassion” and “offensive”? Suddenly, all of society is thrown into a confused hodge-podge of conflicting views on proper speech and behavior. Each person becomes a law unto himself and what offends one person is deemed by another as appropriate and valid.
Hence, PC is driven by two foundational presuppositions: (1) since no absolute truth exists, every person’s views are to be considered as equally valid and steps should be taken to facilitate his views and silence all those who disagree; and (2) the beliefs, values, and moral precepts of Christianity are to be rejected and aggressively opposed. This latter assumption explains why the PC people are so accommodating to the encroachment of Islam into American institutions (though Islam is categorically opposed to PC and those who promote it). It also accounts for the open and widespread hostility that exists in the media, Hollywood, and among liberal politicians against Christian morality. Even as Amos described his contemporaries in their quest to silence his righteous pleadings: “They hate him that rebuketh in the gate, and they abhor him that speaketh uprightly.” (Amos 5:10). In their campaign to banish “hate speech,” the PC proponent is hypocritically guilty of the same. The solution? “Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.” (Romans 12:9).
The irrationality of the PC crowd is on display in their frenzied efforts to silence candidates and their supporters who say anything that conflicts with the PC agenda. The expression of any Christian belief that labels certain human behaviors as immoral or sinful is deemed “hate speech” and “racist.” Even otherwise clear-thinking Christians can be caught up in the societal propaganda that redefines critical Bible concepts, twisting them to the service of PC, including “love,” “grace,” “hate,” and “racism.” Even if a Christian possesses deep love and concern for a person overtaken in the sin of homosexuality, or the gender confusion associated with transgenderism, merely to speak against the behavior and suggest homosexual acts to be immoral, sinful, and evil is to invite accusations of “hate” and “intolerance.” Sadly, such sentiments demonstrate the extent to which American civilization and the church itself have lost touch with Almighty God.
After all, under the Law of Moses (authored by God Himself), God required the death penalty for same-sex relations: “Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.
the land spue not you out also, when ye defile it, as it spued out the nations that were before you.” (Leviticus 18:22,28, emp. added). Question: When God identified a particular human behavior as “an abomination” that would cause the land to expel its practitioners, was He guilty of “hate speech” and being “racist”?
Two chapters later, God again declared His view of homosexuality: “If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination:their blood shall be upon them.
Ye shall therefore keep all my statutes, and all my judgments, and do them: that the land, whither I bring you to dwell therein, spue you not out.
And ye shall not walk in the manners of the nation, which I cast out before you: for they committed all these things, and therefore I abhorred them.
(Leviticus 20:13,22-23, emp. added)
Question: When God stated that he abhorred those who engage in same-sex relations, was He guilty of “hate speech” and being “racist”?
The psalmist called upon righteous people to possess the appropriate level of disdain for that which God defines as “evil”: “Ye that love the LORD, hate evil:…” (Psalm 97:10). Solomon taught the same concept: “The fear of the LORD is to hate evil:…” (Proverbs 8:13). The prophet Amos articulated the same sentiment: “Hate the evil, and love the good” (Amos 5:15). The Bible clearly teaches that Christians are not to hate anyone (e.g., Matthew 5:44-48; Luke 6:27-36). Question: When God issued these divine admonitions to hate specific actions committed by humans, was He guilty of “hate speech” and “racism”?
Have Americans, and even Christians, become so accustomed to the moral filth that is rampant across the nation that they no longer blush or possess the same revulsion that God Himself possesses? (Jeremiah 6:15; 8:12). Can we no longer identify with the psalmist when he said: “I hate and abhor lying: but thy law do I love.” (Psalm 119:163, emp. added)? The words of Proverbs 24:24-25 are extremely apropos: “He that saith unto the wicked, Thou art righteous; him shall the people curse, nations shall abhor him:
But to them that rebuke him shall be delight, and a good blessing shall come upon them.
Rather than being caught up in the PC atmosphere of our day, Christians would do well to breathe in the Spirit of God by adopting the disposition, attitude, and thinking of Him who sits upon the throne: “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.” (Revelation 21:8). Such forthright expressions arise from the very nature and character of deity. We would do well to adopt the same perspective, and approach our current moral and spiritual confusion with a firm reliance on the example of God. Indeed, Americans desperately need to reacquaint themselves with the God of the Bible. Failure to do so will inevitably result in national crisis and reproach — “Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.
(Proverbs 14:34).

5 Signs of Ear-Tickling Preachers

6/9/2014
Michael Brown

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Do you only listen to sermons that scratch your itching ears? (Flickr/Travis Isaacs)
Paul warned Timothy that “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.” (2 Timothy 4:3-4).
That warning proved true in Timothy’s day, and it has proved true many times since, especially today, when we have a multitude of ear-tickling preachers. How can we recognize them?
We know that deception is very deceiving and that no one is willingly duped. And we know that no one stands up and says, “What I’m teaching is false doctrine meant to deceive and destroy you!”
We also know that it is arrogant for any one of us to think that we alone have sound doctrine while everyone else is in error.
Yet Paul did not warn Timothy in vain, nor is he warning us in vain, and so we must ask ourselves what, exactly, are the distinguishing characteristics of ear-tickling preachers.

1. Ear-tickling preachers bypass self-denial and the cross. Jesus told His disciples that if anyone wanted to follow Him, they had to deny themselves and take up the cross (see Matthew 16:24; Mark 8:34; in Luke 9:23 He says we must take up our cross daily). And Paul taught that “…they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.” (Galatians 5:24).
Saying no to self and taking up the cross—meaning, giving up the claim to our own lives, dying to this sinful world and renouncing its claims—is a fundamental part of discipleship. Yet ear-tickling preachers will not talk about it.
The reason is obvious: It is not what our flesh wants to hear.

2. Ear-tickling preachers go light on sin. Throughout the Scriptures, both Old Testament and New Testament, including the Gospels, Acts, the Letters, and Revelation, there are warnings about the dangers of sin and calls to turn away from sin.
Of course, it is absolutely true that through the death and resurrection of Jesus and by the power of the Spirit we have been given victory over sin. It is absolutely true that the message of grace, rightly understood, turns us away from sin (see Titus 2:11-14).
But that doesn’t mean that as leaders, we no longer need to warn our hearers about the deceitfulness of sin or urge them to vigilant against sin. To the contrary, because so much grace has been given to us, our responsibility before God is even greater (see Hebrew 2:1-4; 10:26-31; 12:25-29).

3. Ear-tickling preachers are loved by the world. In 2 Timothy 3, Paul recounted the persecutions and suffering he endured for the gospel—they were frequent and intense—and then said, “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.” (2 Tim. 3:12-13).
Jesus said that the world would treat us the way it treated Him (John 15:18; Mat. 10:24-25) and that His disciples, like the prophets of old, would be persecuted for righteousness sake (Matthew 5:10-12).
He also said, “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.” (John 15:19).
But the world doesn’t hate ear-tickling preachers because they are “of the world” in their approach to the gospel.
It is one thing to have a good reputation for integrity and purity and to live out what we preach. It is another thing when our message does not offend sinners. As Jesus warned, “Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets.” (Luke 6:26).

4. Ear-tickling preachers tell the flesh what it wants to hear. The Old Testament prophets had to deal with this all the time. As Isaiah wrote long ago, “That this is a rebellious people, lying children, children that will not hear the law of the LORD:
Which say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits:
Get you out of the way, turn aside out of the path, cause the Holy One of Israel to cease from before us.” (Isaiah 30:9-11).
In other words, “Don’t make us uncomfortable, preacher! Don’t make us squirm! Stop confronting us with the standards of a holy God!”

A friend recently shared with me that he learned that the owner of a local strip club was attending the same church that he and his family attended.
His sister-in-law approached the pastor and asked him about it, and the pastor said, “At least he’s coming to church. That’s better than not coming at all.”
That would be true, except that the pastor never said a word about sin and never said anything that would make the man uncomfortable about his exploitation of young women (and others). So rather than this man getting convicted of his sins and discovering the life-changing love of God, he went home deceived.
Ultimately, my friend and his family had to leave.

5. Ear-tickling preachers get away from the Word and give way to myths. They may use a verse or two in their preaching, but their sermons are driven by their own worldly ideology—especially if it sells—rather than by the content of the Word.
Some even get into the realm of complete fantasy, preaching alleged heavenly or angelic revelations that titillate the ears of the pseudo-spiritual but do not exalt Jesus, do not turn people away from sin, and do not produce lasting spiritual fruit.
I personally believe there are preachers today who genuinely know the Lord but have bought into a lie about the nature of the gospel, and while they think they are helping people, they are really hurting them in the long run.
May God grant these men and women repentance—especially those who actually are charlatans and deceivers—and may God give us discernment, repentance, and a love for the truth, regardless of cost or consequence.

After the Orlando Shooting: Some Uncomfortable Truths about Christianity and Homosexuality

Claiming that Christians are responsible for the Orlando shooting is inaccurate and disingenuous. Here’s a look at how Christians have historically responded to public displays of homosexuality.

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By MICHAEL BROWN
June 22, 2016

In response to my article, “The Outrageous Attack on Conservative Christians After the Orlando Massacre, one commenter wrote, “This vicious homo-narrative has been going on for YEARS — it’s a shame that it took this incident to make people listen.”

In other words, contrary to my claims, Christians really are complicit in the Orlando massacre.

Another commenter wrote, “Calling a group of American people perverted, sick, disgusting, child molesters, deviants, evil, depraved, wicked, a mentally ill chosen behavior while accusing them that they are out to destroy the country … and then spending billions on laws that hurt and discriminate … marginalizing them to the point of suicide and creating an atmosphere for hate crimes … doing everything to punish and shame them at an early age, kicking gay children out of their homes … destroying their families and preventing them from attaining their own … vicious, cruel, unrelenting …

“That is HATE. The ‘at least we don’t kill you’ excuse is a FAIL.”

Is there any truth to these claims? Am I wrong in saying that it is immoral and inaccurate to connect Christian teaching with the Orlando tragedy?

Before responding to these charges, let’s not forget that: 1) the murderer, Omar Mateen, pledged allegiance to ISIS in the midst of the slaughter; 2) he reportedly celebrated the 9-11 terrorist attacks when in high school; and 3) a man claiming to be one of his gay lovers says that the killings had nothing to do with Islam and everything to do with Mateen being slighted by Hispanic gays. (Could this be why he allegedly avoided killing African Americans in the bar?)

While the jilted-gay-lover claims remain unclear, what we do know is that the slaughter had nothing to do with Christian teaching.

But is it true that Christians are guilty of hating gays and thereby sparking a toxic, deadly atmosphere? I’m sure that some professing Christians have been hateful, and their words and actions have deeply wounded many in the LGBT community, with some children being driven to despair or even suicide as a result. Whenever I have encountered such hatred I have renounced it clearly and categorically — see here and here for examples —  and I have counseled parents whose kids come out as gay to show them unconditional love while not compromising their own standards and values.

But there’s another side to the story which must be told, as uncomfortable as it might be. How did the last generation of Christians encounter homosexuality in the public square, beginning in the late 1960s? Christians encountered homosexuality at gay pride events and at “zaps” and other gay protests to the chants of “We’re here, we’re queer, get used to it!” They encountered scantily clad (or naked) men marching down the streets holding signs proclaiming, “God is gay and we want your boys.”

They encountered giant floats with massive phalluses; they encountered drag queens dressed up as Catholic nuns; they encountered topless female bikers celebrating “nipple freedom”; they encountered groups like NAMBLA, the North American Man Boy Love Association, marching in the parades; they encountered the celebration of every kind of sexual fetish, with some events exclusively focused on BDSM.

In fact, it was vulgar displays at a gay pride event in Charlotte, North Carolina in 2004 that first drew my attention to what was happening in the city.

The ugly truth is that gay pride events were infamous for their sexual displays, to the point that the Harvard-trained gay authors Marshall Kirk and Hunter Madsen addressed this in their watershed book After the Ball in 1989.

They wrote, “What it boils down to is that this community isn’t the personal turf of drag queens and pederasts … The actions of gay pride marchers don’t take place in a vacuum, and, as long as their disastrous tactics drag us down with them, we have a just cause for complaint” (147).

Kirk and Madsen were not happy with the bad rap the drag queens and pederasts were bringing to their community, and as part of their “Self-Policing Social Code,” they suggested the pledge, “If I’m a Pederast or a Sadmasochist, I’ll Keep It Under Wraps, and Out of Gay Pride Marches.”

As I asked in A Queer Thing Happened to America, “What would have happened to the civil rights movement if Black Pride rallies in the 1960s were marked by lewd public displays and a fixation on male genitalia? Wouldn’t this have discredited the whole movement, not to mention the people themselves, in a moment? And what if the immigration rallies of 2006 and 2010 were marked by nudity and gyrating drag queens? Wouldn’t this have severely damaged the cause of illegal immigrants?

“Could anyone imagine lewd public acts being associated with ‘Asian Pride’ or ‘White Pride’ or ‘Jewish Pride’ or ‘Muslim Pride’?” (296)

The point I’m making is that, by and large, the Church was confronted with the ugliest side of the LGBT community, and, for the most part, it is only in the last decade that many gay pride events have become much tamer, with quite a few wanting to be “family friendly.”

Yet even with all this, Christians were not physically attacking gays at these events. They were not stabbing them or shooting them, although they may have prayed for God’s judgment on these shameful displays.

But I ask again: Was such a reaction so surprising? Was it wrong to think that many (or most) gay men were pederasts, especially in light of the celebration of Greek pederasty of the past? And even to this moment, what are we to make of gay activists like Dan Savage who mock Bible believers and who advocate being “monogamish” rather than monogamous (in other words, having “open” marriages)? Does Savage represent the face of gay America?

As for allegedly “spending billions on laws that hurt and discriminate,” what we have done is respond to the onslaught of gay activism — fueled by its own billions — and said, “We don’t believe in redefining marriage, we believe in religious liberties, we believe in bathroom privacy, and we will fight for those things.”

That is hardly a position of hate.

Ultimately, now that Christians have engaged with family members, friends, and co-workers who identify as LGBT, some of whom attend church regularly and share many similar family values, these Christians have responded with a message of love, reaching out with compassion without compromising the truth, as hard as that truth may appear to be.

By God’s grace, we will continue to do this very thing, knowing that preaching the truth of the Scriptures leads to life, not death, to freedom, not bondage. And we will do this full of the love of God, repudiating hatred wherever we see it and renouncing calls for violence against gays as utterly and completely unchristian.

We will do it despite the flood of hatred that comes our way day and night from many in the LGBT community.

We will not be the haters.

Can a Gay “Christian” Rock Star Follow Jesus?

by  Kyle Butt, M.Div.

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Because God is love (1 John 4:8), He has allowed humans to choose their own eternal destiny. Jesus Christ made this fact plain when He said, “Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:
Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.” (Matthew 7:13-14). Joshua made a similar statement when He declared to ancient Israel, “…choose you this day whom ye will serve;…” (Joshua 24:15). Throughout the course of human history, there have always been those who claim to be choosing God’s way, but in reality choose the exact opposite. Of course, this has never fooled God, and it should not fool His followers. The Israelites could not bow down to graven images and honestly claim that they were “choosing” Jehovah as their God. Jesus’ listeners could not continue their lives of selfishness and disobedience to God and successfully maintain that they were choosing the narrow road.
This idea of choosing sin but calling it God’s way is not new, but it is being seen in our culture in more obvious and perverse ways than ever before. Take the case of Trey Pearson, the lead singer of the contemporary Christian rock band Everyday Sunday. He recently explained to his fans that he has been gay for 20 years. He married and had children, but will no longer live a heterosexual lifestyle. He hopes that his fans will continue to follow him and buy his music. He claims that his homosexuality is perfectly in-line with Jesus and His teachings. He stated, “There is absolutely no conflict with accepting who I am and following Jesus. God wants me to be healthy, authentic, whole, integrated, and my truest self” (Weber, 2016). 1
Trey Pearson is correct about one thing. God does want him to be healthy, authentic, whole, and his truest self. He is sadly mistaken in making the sinful, perverse claim that leaving his wife to fulfill his homosexual lusts is somehow the fulfillment of God’s plan for his life. Jesus and the New Testament writers absolutely did, in no uncertain terms, confine God-approved sex to a monogamous marriage between one man and one woman. 2 By defining marriage as between one male and one female, Jesus condemned all other arrangements, including but not limited to, one man and two women, one woman and two men, three men and one woman, three men and three women, one man and another man, one woman and one animal, etc. You can see the overwhelming logic of such. When He defined marriage between one man and one woman, He clearly showed that such an arrangement is the only one authorized by God.
Now to the main point. Homosexuality is a sin that people can choose if they so desire. They can even claim that their behavior is completely in-line with Jesus and His teachings. But the fact that they claim this to be the case, does not make it so. In truth, Trey Pearson and all others who claim to be following Jesus, but continue to practice their sinful, unnatural, perverse sexuality outside of a God-approved marriage are just like those to whom Jesus’ said, “This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.” (Matthew 15:8). Again, Jesus cut to the heart of such illogical thinking when He said, “Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.” (Matthew 7:21).

The only possible way for any of us to be true to ourselves and spiritually healthy is to repent of our sins, fall at the feet of our Lord, and obey His commands from the heart. Would to God that our culture would wake up to the reality and truth of the inspired apostle Paul’s statement, “Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.” (1 Corinthians 6:9-10). No adulterer, homosexual, liar, or the like is beyond the power of Jesus’ blood to forgive if that person will repent and turn from his or her sin. If our culture continues to cling to such sinful lifestyles as homosexuality, claiming that Jesus approves, then Jesus’ bold words will echo from the pages of the New Testament as a haunting reminder of God’s love and justice, “I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.” (Luke 13:3). People can choose to practice homosexuality, but they cannot be following Jesus if they do.

ENDNOTES
1 Weber, Peter (2016), “Christian Rock Star Comes Out, Sees ‘Absolutely No Conflict’ in being gay ‘And Following Jesus,’” http://www.theweek.com/speedreads/627453/christian-rock-star-comes-sees-absolutely-no-conflict-being-gay-following-jesus.
2 Butt, Kyle (2012), “Jesus Didn’t Condemn Homosexuality,” Apologetics Press, http://www.apologeticspress.org/APContent.aspx?category=7&article=1627&topic=36.

Something Could Happen July 16 on the National Mall that Changes Our Country Forever

David Bryant | June 23, 2016

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Editor’s Note: As perhaps one million Christians are expected to gather on the National Mall for a day of prayer and worship, will Jesus change everything? That’s their hope. In this blog post, David Bryant writes with anticipation of what may happen as he remembers another event in which Jesus changed everything.

“The moment I stood up I started sneezing sod!”

That was the testimony of a respected Christian leader almost two decades ago after prostrating himself in the dirt on the grassy Mall in our nation’s capital.

He went on: “My face was pressed so tightly into the ground that the soil I breathed in kept me hacking for the next twenty-four hours! But I don’t care. It was a moment I will never forget. It was utterly life-changing for me in my relationship with Christ.”

He was talking about a spell of silence observed October 4, 1997, when an estimated 1.5 million men converged from every corner of our land onto that mammoth public field in DC.

Called “Stand in the Gap,” it was the first-ever gathering of its kind in Church history—six hours of concerted prayer for a national revival voiced by over a million men of every age, denomination, and ethnicity.

As it so happened, right in the middle of the event I invited that sea of faces, stretching back beyond the Washington monument, to lie prostrate on the ground for three minutes of absolute stillness.

I asked them to take the time to focus on and worship the living Christ, reminding them that in the fullness of his supremacy as God’s Son he alone was the ultimate answer to thousands of prayers that day and the ultimate hope for the future of our nation.

I want to tell you the story behind those three minutes and the on-going impact that resulted because something similar, with even greater possibilities, is scheduled less than a month from now.

July 16: Will Jesus Change Everything?

On July 16, 2016, another huge group is assembling on the National Mall for “Together 2016“–possibly a million strong, consisting primarily of a diverse group of Millennials and younger ages. The purpose of the event is (using their own words): “To stand up for Jesus,” believing “#Jesus changes everything,” and asking him to “reset our nation” spiritually.

We’re convening to seek God to grant America through his Son a gracious miracle of a new beginning morally and spiritually. Said another way, the day is about praying for the “Christ Awakening movement” I’ve been writing and talking about since before 1997.

Could “Together 2016” become the tipping point for such a movement? Could it be the hour when the Kingdom breaks through to change our nation forever?

To answer, I need to take you back to 1997 and the reason for those three minutes of silence.

“Please Throw Your Talk Away”

Sponsored initially by the extraordinary Promise Keepers men’s ministry, Stand in the Gap took six hours to weave together sessions of prayer with worship segments and brief talks interspersed to keep us moving in the same direction in our prayers. Having worked with PK throughout that decade, I was asked to be one of the speakers, toward the end of the second hour.

I had my message all ready to go. About twenty minutes before stepping onto the platform I met in a tent behind the stage with about sixty men and women who prayed over every speaker.

As they circled me and laid hands on me, beginning one by one to pray for my presentation, to my great surprise I began to cry. Actually, weep. No, actually sob. And I could not stop.

Inside my head I could hear myself saying, “Father, what are these tears all about? What are you trying to tell me?”

Eventually, as the others kept praying, it seemed the Holy Spirit gave me two answers.

The First Thing I Heard as I Wept

First he said, “Please throw your talk away.” I felt he was compelling me to do precisely what I did do twenty minutes later.

At the mike, broadcast over Jumbotrons scattered throughout the grounds, I laid aside the speech I had prepared and instead read to the men that matchless description of the Lord Jesus as John saw him in his ascended glory in Revelation 1.

I also read to them that when John saw Jesus in all of his glory he fell at his feet like a dead man—in this display of his supremacy Jesus took John’s breath away! (Read more about that event in Revelation from my previous blog.).

Then I closed my Bible and said to the multitude:

Men, we’ve been praying for two hours; we’ve got four more to go. But when all has been said, in the end we know that God’s redeeming and reigning Son, seated on the throne at his right hand as Head of the Church and “ruler of the Kings of the earth” (Revelation 1:5), is the singular answer to our cries and the only one able to raise our nation from the dead.
Therefore, I want to invite all of us, from Capitol Hill to beyond the Monument, to do what John did. Let’s prostrate ourselves before our Savior, in silence, like dead men, and simply do nothing . . . other than focus on him and worship him and honor him in whom and by whom all God’s promises are fulfilled. Let’s just listen to him who is in himself the one great hope for America.

And that’s precisely what everyone did.

Stretching for fifteen blocks of the National Mall, that multitude of men were flat out with their faces buried in the dirt—not one word spoken, not one sound heard, for three (what seemed like) very long minutes.

Look at What Happened Next!

Often I’m asked the question: Out of 40 years of Christian ministry what would be the highlight if you had to choose just one?

I have no trouble answering that question.

The most significant, most potent, most productive ministry I’ve ever had happened in those three minutes, when personally I did nothing—when all of us did nothing—but focus in absolute awe on the glory and greatness of Christ.

For you see, since that day I’ve lost count of the men who have come up to me in my travels to share what the Holy Spirit did for them in the silence—pastors who felt their ministries were restored to them; laymen who had life-changing encounters with Jesus; numbers who actually were born again during those moments (some of whom are leading Christian organizations today); drug addicts who were delivered; atheists who were converted.

Do you see? There were Christ Awakenings taking place all over the Mall that day while all of us did nothing except the one thing most needed: We exalted and exulted in God’s Son for all he is in his amazing majesty and spectacular supremacy.

The Second Thing I Heard as I Wept

But there’s one more part to this story.

And it brings us full circle to “Together 2016” and its potential in July.

In the prayer tent, as I wept uncontrollably, while intercessors surrounded me, the other thing I felt the Holy Spirit impress on me was this (a very simple but specific sentence):

David, what you are about to see before your very eyes
is merely a picture of things to come.

As the October 4 program continued, over and over I pondered those words: Christians. On their faces. Before the King of kings. As a picture of things to come. What could it all mean?

It wasn’t long before things came clear to me. Let me paraphrase what I believe the Father was showing me:

David, one day, not long from now, believers on their faces being silent before my Son will become a way of life for my people. This will happen as Christ Awakenings spread throughout the churches in this land. The manifest presence of my Son as Lord of all will saturate my people in such tangible ways that within their hearts they will remain, as it were, on their faces before him—listening to him; fully alive to him; wholly devoted to him; longing to know him and grow up in him; eager to serve him; prepared to share him near and far; giving him the supremacy in everything.

The Second Thing I Heard as I Wept

But there’s one more part to this story.

And it brings us full circle to “Together 2016” and its potential in July.

In the prayer tent, as I wept uncontrollably, while intercessors surrounded me, the other thing I felt the Holy Spirit impress on me was this (a very simple but specific sentence):

David, what you are about to see before your very eyes
is merely a picture of things to come.

As the October 4 program continued, over and over I pondered those words: Christians. On their faces. Before the King of kings. As a picture of things to come. What could it all mean?

It wasn’t long before things came clear to me. Let me paraphrase what I believe the Father was showing me:

David, one day, not long from now, believers on their faces being silent before my Son will become a way of life for my people. This will happen as Christ Awakenings spread throughout the churches in this land. The manifest presence of my Son as Lord of all will saturate my people in such tangible ways that within their hearts they will remain, as it were, on their faces before him—listening to him; fully alive to him; wholly devoted to him; longing to know him and grow up in him; eager to serve him; prepared to share him near and far; giving him the supremacy in everything.

Looking Toward July 16

And that is the prime hope that shapes my prayers for July 16.

I pray there might be an actual moment that very day when, literally, everything stops—when speakers, musicians, singing, even prayers come to a total halt.

I pray there will be an opportunity for that crowd of Christians to get on their faces and prostrate themselves in perfect silence before the Lord Jesus Christ, the only Hope of our Nation—just to honor him, to hear him, to adore him as the Jesus who changes everything, the Jesus who must change his Church first of all.

There, before him like dead people, I pray we might experience the richest possible fulfillment of that earthly drama—as the Spirit of God, then and there, reintroduces a multitude of God’s people to God’s Son for ALL he is right now, and then sends us forth to spread that vision from coast to coast and beyond.

July 16.

Should it be . . . could it be . . . will it be . . . must it be . . . the beginning of a profound “reset” that results in nothing less than a nationwide Christ Awakening movement?

How will you pray for that day between now and then?

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: David Bryant

Known as a proclaimer of Christ and Messenger of Hope, David Bryant is the founder and president of Proclaim Hope!, an outreach whose goal is to serve a nationwide Christ Awakening. David is the author of many books, including Christ Is ALL! Join in the Joyful Awakening to the Supremacy of God’s Son. David and Robyne have been serving Christ together for over 40 years. Their most important ministry, however, remains centered on their three adult children and their spouses, and their four grandchildren.

Catholicism Versus The Bible

By David J. Stewart
Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition.” –Jesus, Mark 7:9

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One of the great wonders of the world to me is how anyone could claim to be a Catholic and still believe the Bible is God’s Word.  Even the Catholic Douay version of the Bible condemns the Catholic faith repeatedly.
The honest truth is that Catholics have been brainwashed to accept the traditional teachings of the Vatican as superior to whatever the Word of God actually says.
Jesus plainly condemned placing the traditions of religion over the Word of God (Mark 7:6-13).  Psalm 118:8 admonishes, “It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.
I’ll give you several examples of how the Catholic religion contradicts the Bible, placing man’s tradition over God’s Word.

Bowing to Mary is Idolatry!

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There is absolutely NOTHING in the Bible leading Christians to recognize Mary, adore Mary, or talk to Mary.  Although most Catholics deny worshipping Mary, a picture is worth 1,000 words.
The picture of Pope John Paul II adoring Our Lady of Fatima and the photo of Catholics bowing to Mary are clear irrefutable evidences of idolatry.  Look up the word “worship” in any dictionary and you’ll find that Catholics do indeed WORSHIP Mary and other hordes of dead saints.  Those who want to fellowship with the Roman Catholic Church and accept it as a true “church” are ignoring its blasphemous teachings concerning Mary.   The Catholic religion is straight out of the pits of Hell!
Confounded be all they that serve graven images, that boast themselves of idols” – Psalm 97:7

The Vatican II Council and the New Catholic Catechism reaffirmed that Mary is the sinless Mother of God, that she ascended bodily to Glory (i.e., the Assumption of Mary)
and was crowned as the Queen of Heaven, that she can hear and answer prayer. Of course, no such teachings are found ANYWHERE in the Bible. Mary is NOT the queen of heaven, she did NOT ascend bodily, and Mary certainly is NOT sinless!  The mother of Jesus was a sinner!
Where in the world did anyone ever get the twisted idea that Mary was sinless?  No such teaching is taught in the Word of God.  The Bible is clear in Romans 3:23 … “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.”  That includes Mary! The ONLY sinless being who ever walked this earth was the Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ (2nd Corinthians 5:21; Hebrews 4:15).
Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God…” – Exodus 20:4,5

The Rosary is Unbiblical and Sinful
Again, there is NOTHING taught in the Bible about praying a Rosary, counting beads, etc. In fact, Jesus condemned vain repetitions, “But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking” (Matthew 6:7).  So why do Catholics disobey God? The Catholic Rosary is largely a prayer to Mary. The Rosary is blasphemy!
Though Catholics like to point out that they are not praying to Mary, the 2nd of the ten commandments clearly prohibits and warns us NOT to BOW DOWN to any graven image. God in the 2nd commandment even goes as far as to warn us against bowing down to the likeness of anything in HEAVEN OR EARTH.
Mary worship is a sin!
Pope John Paul II is a great Mary lover. In his book Crossing the Threshold of Hope, the Pope testifies that his personal devotion to Mary was developed at Marian sites such as Jasna Gora (home of the Black Madonna) in his homeland of Poland (Crossing the Threshold of Hope, p. 220).  The Pope has “Totus Tuus” (All Yours) embroidered on his papal garments, designating his “abandonment to Mary” (Crossing the Threshold of Hope, p. 215).
After the Pope was shot during an assassination attempt in May 1981, he attributed his subsequent recovery to Mary, and it was at shrines such as Jasna Gora and Fatima that he has expressed his thankfulness to the “Queen of Heaven.” He prays to Mary daily.  This is an abomination unto the Lord.
I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.” –Isaiah 42:8

False Prophets Forbid Eating Meat and Getting Married

Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats…” (1 Timothy 4:1-3).  It’s not difficult at all to EXPOSE the demonic Catholic faith if a person is simply willing to believe the Bible over Catholic tradition–but that’s the BIG PROBLEM … Jesus said in Matthew 15:9, “But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.”  The Bible teaches that Peter had a wife (Matthew 8:14).  Yet, Catholic priests are wrongfully denied the God-given privilege to marry. The results have been tragic.

It’s almost impossible to convince a Catholic that all of their priests, archbishops, cardinals, and even the Popes are heretics. I can tell you with great certainty my friends–they are all LIARS!  How can I be so bold as to say such a thing?  It’s simply because I have in my hand the eternal, inspired, inerrant, infallible, preserved, Words of God.  Most Catholics DON’T genuinely believe the Bible.  Rather, they have sold their souls to a bunch of religious charlatans (priests) who commit blasphemy by claiming to have the power to forgive your sins.
Please read, Who Can Forgive Sin? by Pastor Max D. Younce. Even the self-righteous hypocritical Pharisees knew better than to be so arrogant as to claim the power to forgive someone’s sin … “And the scribes and the Pharisees began to reason, saying … Who can forgive sins, but God alone?” Woe unto the Catholic Church, for it is a prisonhouse of religion.  Romans 10:3-4 proclaims, “For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.  For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.

Call No Man “Father” or “Master” – Priests Cannot Forgive Sin!

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Even the Catholic Bible states in Matthew 23:8-11, “But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren. And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven. Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ. But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant.” Simply stated, the Bible condemns allowing ministers to come between us and God.
We read in 1 Timothy 2:5, “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.”  Jesus condemned recognizing any man as the “vicar” of God, or as a having special privileges or powers from God. Catholics are taught to believe that the Pope is literally God’s messenger upon the earth.  When El Papa speaks, Catholics worldwide hinge on every word, as if God Himself were speaking. The above picture speaks volumes against Catholicism.  It should be obvious to the spiritually-minded believer that satan is conditioning the masses to receive the Antichrist when he comes.
It is sinful to recognize any man, priest, or minister, as a spiritual AUTHORITY over you. This is what Jesus meant when He prohibited calling ministers or priests, “Father” or “Rabbi” or “Master.” We are not to give them that right. God’s Word is the FINAL AUTHORITY! Not the Jewish Kabbalah. Not the Qur’an. Not the Jewish Rabbi.  Not the Pope. Not the priest.  Not the minister. Not the Church. Most Catholics have totally submitted themselves to their local priest. This is why so much sexual-molesting of children has transpired over the decades within the Catholic Church–because people SUBMIT to ungodly authorities which the Bible says not to.
We should only submit to God, and His Word (KJV).  Preachers and ministers ONLY have the power of INFLUENCE; but, the Word of God (KJV) is to be our measuring stick by which we size them up. If they fail to present the Word of God faithfully, then we are to forsake them, as we should all false prophets!  We must NEVER allow men to lead us away from God.

Worshipping Men and Their Manmade Doctrines

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But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments, And love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues, And greetings in the markets, and to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi.” –Matthew 23:5-7

It is so strange how the Word of God condemns the Catholic religion in plain Words; yet, Catholics BLINDLY follow the Pope and priests. It says in Matthew 23:9, in black and white, even in the Catholic Douay Bible, not to call any man “Father.”  Yet, that is exactly what Catholics call their priests, cardinals, and Bishops.
The Bible plainly states in 1 Timothy 4:1-3 that false teachers would come to us, teaching doctrines of devils: forbidding to marry, and forbidding to eat meat. The celibacy requirement for all priests is a devilish doctrine.  The Catholic forbiddance of meat, or certain meats, on certain days, are doctrines of devils. God plainly tells us to enjoy the meat He has given us to eat, as long as we are thankful for it (1 Timothy 4:4).
Mark 7:6-13 plainly teaches that we are never to follow the traditions of men. Yet, the Catholic religion is one big conglomerate of traditions fabricated over the centuries.  It wasn’t until the year 1950 that Pope Pious XII decided to make the Assumption of Mary an official Catholic doctrine, a doctrine not found anywhere in the Bible.

Exodus 20:4-5 couldn’t be any clearer that even BOWING down to a statue is idolatry.  Yet, Catholics foolishly claim that they are not worshipping the statues they are bowing down to, BUT, GOD forbids us from even bowing to statues.  In fact, the Bible is so clear on this matter that the Vatican has even REMOVED the second of the Ten Commandments to deceive you.  No wonder 1st Timothy 4:2 states, “Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron.”  Everything that the Catholic Church has taught you is twisted, corrupted, and damnable!!!
And their conscience’s are calloused, harder than steel.  In the old days, a wounded soldier would sterilize and seal his would by placing a red-hot sword over the affected area.  Ouch!  As you can imagine, placing a red-hot sword over any area of your body is going to kill all sensation to that area for a very long time.  The Bible teaches that false prophets have their hearts seared, as with a hot iron.  In other words, the same sun that melt the wax, hardens the clay.  The Bible directs us to “Refuse profane and old wives’ fables…”  Every Catholic needs to REFUSE to believe the lies of Catholicism any longer, and turn instead to the precious Word of God.

CATHOLICISM: A Prisonhouse of Religion!
The Roman Catholic church is a cesspool of homosexual perverts and pedophilesPedophilia and homosexuality are inseparable (as many as 50% of all Catholic priests are Sodomites).
There is NOTHING in the Bible about praying to statues. There is NOTHING in the Bible about not eating meat on Fridays. There is NOTHING in the Bible about worshiping the dead. There is NOTHING in the Bible about digesting Jesus’ flesh and blood. The Catholic religion can’t make up it’s mind and keeps changing its dogma (doctrine). In fact, here’s a a long list of Catholicism’s manmade heresies and when they were fabricated.  Catholics just keep making it up as they go.
Catholicism is a lie of the devil, a prison-house of religion. If I didn’t sincerely care about Catholics, then I wouldn’t take the time to WARN you. The Catholic religion is all a bunch of satanic lies based upon traditions and ridiculous manipulations of the Word of God. I plead with you as a friend, obey the Bible by turning to the Lord Jesus Christ in faith and forsaking the Mother of Harlots. The Great Whore of the Catholic Church will take you to hell with them if you’re foolish enough to follow them.  Don’t do it. Salvation is NOT found in a religion, but in a Person–the Lord Jesus Christ! You need Christianity friends, NOT churchianity.

OBAMA DOJ REPLACES THE WORD ‘ALLAH’ WITH ‘GOD’ IN EDITED ORLANDO TERRORIST TRANSCRIPT

So today, when the Obama Department of Justice released the doctored 911 transcripts of the Islamic killer Omar Mateen, who used the word Allah and never the word God, all places where he said Allah have been replaced with Name of the God of the Bible. In one, fell swoop, Obama first sanitized all connection between the Muslim killer and Islam, as well as promoting the lie that ‘Allah is the Muslim name for God.’

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by Geoffrey Grider June 20, 2016

THE OBAMA JUSTICE DEPARTMENT REPLACED REFERENCES TO ‘ALLAH’ WITH ‘GOD’ IN AN EDITED TRANSCRIPT OF THE 911 CALL ORLANDO JIHADI OMAR MATEEN MADE DURING THE PULSE NIGHTCLUB ATTACK.
Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.Isaiah 45:22

UPDATED: Under pressure from Republican leaders, the Justice Department on Monday afternoon reversed itself and released a full, unredacted transcript of the Orlando terrorist’s 911 call on the night of the massacre, calling the morning’s furor over omissions in the document “an unnecessary distraction” But don’t be fooled, the restored transcripts STILL replace Allah with God.

As any reasonable informed and well-read person is aware, the word ‘Allah’ is not the Arabic way to say God of the Bible. Christians and Jews say ‘God’ when talking about the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob that’s written about in the Holy Bible, both Old and New Testaments. The word ‘Allah’ comes from the compound Arabic word, al-ilah. Al is the definite article “the” and ilah is an Arabic word for “god”, i.e. the god. Rather than being the Name of the Creator, Allah is a purely Arabic word which refers to god or gods in the generic sense. Allah was the Moon god of antiquity long before Mohammad came on the scene.

DOCTORED ORLANDO SHOOTING 911 CALL TRANSCRIPTS RELEASED:

Officials have released the scrubbed and doctored transcripts of the 911 calls made by Omar Mateen during the Pulse nightclub shootings in Orlando. Listen to them listen to the perverted transcripts that foster the lie that the names Allah and God mean the same thing. Ironically, at the 2:15 mark in this video, the CNN anchor says “I want to read exactly what the shooter said”, and then proceeds to read the killer’s doctored words.

So today (20 June 2016), when the Obama Department of Justice released the doctored 911 transcripts of the Islamic killer Omar Mateen, who used the word Allah and never the word God, all places where he said Allah have been replaced with Name of the God of the Bible. In one, fell swoop, Obama first sanitized all connection between the Muslim killer and Islam, as well as promoting the lie that ‘Allah is the Muslim name for God.’

During the call, Omar Mateen made an Islamic prayer in which he said:

“Praise be to Allah, and prayers as well as peace be upon the prophet of Allah [in Arabic]. I let you know, I’m in Orlando and I did the shootings.”

In comparison, the edited DOJ transcript says:

Praise be to God, and prayers as well as peace be upon the prophet of God [in Arabic]. I let you know, I’m in Orlando and I did the shootings.

It’s obvious the Obama administration is doing everything it can to downplay the Islamic connection to the attack, all while demonizing Christians and gun owners.

“His very first words are the Bismillah (Arabic: بسم الله‎‎, ‘In the name of Allah’), the Islamic prayer,” commentator Pamela Geller revealed. “It’s what terror-tied CAIR chants in every press conference and press release.”

“The Obama administration knew right away and they have been deceiving the American people ever since, protecting and defending the ideology they calls for our destruction.”

THE NEW TRANSCRIPT STILL REPLACES THE MUSLIM GOD “ALLAH” WITH GOD:

2:35 A.M.: SHOOTER CONTACTED A 911 OPERATOR FROM INSIDE PULSE. THE CALL LASTED APPROXIMATELY 50 SECONDS, THE DETAILS OF WHICH ARE SET OUT BELOW:

(OD) ORLANDO POLICE DISPATCHER

(OM) OMAR MATEEN

OD: EMERGENCY 911, THIS IS BEING RECORDED.

OM: IN THE NAME OF GOD THE MERCIFUL, THE BENEFICENT [ARABIC]

OD: WHAT?

OM: PRAISE BE TO GOD, AND PRAYERS AS WELL AS PEACE BE UPON THE PROPHET OF GOD [ARABIC]. I WANNA LET YOU KNOW, I’M IN ORLANDO AND I DID THE SHOOTINGS.

OD: WHAT’S YOUR NAME?

OM: MY NAME IS I PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO ABU BAKR AL-BAGHDADI OF THE ISLAMIC STATE.

OD: OK, WHAT’S YOUR NAME?

OM: I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO ABU BAKR AL-BAGHDADI MAY GOD PROTECT HIM [ARABIC], ON BEHALF OF THE ISLAMIC STATE.

OD: ALRIGHT, WHERE ARE YOU AT?

OM: IN ORLANDO.

OD: WHERE IN ORLANDO?

[END OF CALL.]

The Outrageous Attack on Conservative Christians After the Orlando Massacre

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People take part in a vigil for the Pulse nightclub victims following last week’s shooting in Orlando, Florida. (REUTERS/Carlo Allegri)

In the aftermath of the Orlando massacre, leftist voices are not only blaming conservative Christians for the tragedy, they are now calling on Christians to renounce their sacred beliefs and historic convictions, as if holding to a biblical definition of marriage leads to mass murder.
Not only is this ridiculous and reprehensible. It is also logically absurd.
Consider these alternative scenarios.

Let’s say that, for years, gay activists vilified conservative Christians in the ugliest ways, not only calling us bigots and hypocrites and equating us with Hitler, the Nazis, the Taliban and ISIS, but also saying that we deserve to die, sending us death threats, posting death wishes on social media, and holding up posters at rallies with lines like, “Throw them to the lions!” (For the record, this is not hypothetical. I can document every word of this in sickening detail.)
Then, one Sunday morning, a radical Muslim of Iraqi descent barges into a church service and kills 49 worshipers, injuring 53 others before he is killed.
Are the gay activists to blame or is the radical Muslim to blame?
Obviously, the radical Muslim.
Are the gay activists complicit?
Of course not, despite their hatred and animosity.
What if conservative Christians turned to gay activists and said, “Can’t you see the damage your words have done? Can’t you see that your death threats helped produce this toxic, murderous environment? It’s time that you renounce your homosexuality!”

What would the reaction be from the gay community? One can only imagine.

Now let’s change the scenario a little.

This time, it’s outspoken atheists who have been vilifying conservative Christians, mocking their intelligence, belittling their God, scorning their Scriptures and even claiming that it is child abuse for Christian parents to be able to teach the tenets of their faith to their own children. (This, of course, has been happening for years as well.)

After years of abusive atheistic comments, the radical Muslim barges into that Sunday church service and carries out his massacre.

Are the atheists to blame? Are they complicit in the attack? Do they bear some of the responsibility?

Of course not.

And could conservative Christians turn around and say to them, “Look at the damage you’ve done. It’s time you renounce your atheism and embrace Christianity”?

Obviously not.

Yet gay activists and their allies on the left are not only blaming Christians for the Orlando tragedy, they are telling us it’s time to change our beliefs. How utterly and completely absurd.

The fact is, my parallel scenarios were not even true parallels, since conservative Christians have not been engaging in hate speech against gays and lesbians. (Note to the LGBT community: Just because you call something hateful doesn’t make it hateful.)

We have not been calling for their murder (God forbid!), and even the miniscule, fringe minority of professing Christians who call for the death penalty for practicing homosexuals do not call for their murder. (Note also that, as Christians, we oppose adultery, fornication, polygamy and polyamory, but we don’t hate adulterers, fornicators, polygamists or polyamorists, nor do we call for their death.)

We have simply said that God designed men for women and women for men, that children deserve a mother and father, that homosexual practice is sinful, that a teenage boy shouldn’t be playing on the girls’ sports teams and sharing their locker rooms and shower stalls, and that a biological male is not a woman.

There is no hatred in these positions, no vilification of fellow human beings, no calls for violence, no death threats or death wishes. Instead, there is a proclamation that all of us have sinned against God, that all of us are fallen and flawed to the very core of our beings, that all of us deserve death and that, through Jesus, God wants to have mercy on all.

In a million years, no one could draw a logical or moral line between this message and the cold-blooded murder of gays and lesbians. Not in a million years.
What has happened is that Christians have pushed back against laws we feel are unjust or unhelpful, especially laws that endanger our most fundamental national freedoms or that could potentially endanger our children.
In response, leftist activists have called us haters and bigots and worse. But that is simply their perception. (I have documented this as well, demonstrating how gay websites have bashed Christian rallies and put ugly words on the mouths of the speakers, whereas in reality not a single speaker engaged in anything resembling hate speech.)

So we simply stand up for marriage and family and for freedoms of religion, conscience and speech in response to a radical LGBT agenda to reshape our nation, and our opponents attack us in the most vile and even hysterical tone, equating us with ISIS and the like.

In other words, the so-called toxic environment that conservative Christians have allegedly created is largely the product of the interpretation put on our words by gay activists and their allies.

The toxicity is not coming from us, and we bear no more responsibility for the actions of a Muslim terrorist in Orlando than we bear for a Muslim terrorist in Falluja.

But there’s one more thing that needs to be addressed.

Followers of Jesus do not pick and choose what we believe. As Augustine once commented, “If you believe what you like in the Gospels, and reject what you don’t like, it is not the gospel you believe, but yourself.”

It’s not up to us to reinterpret a biblical truth because society doesn’t like it or because it’s considered out of fashion. It’s not up to us to tell the Creator what’s best for His creation or tell the Ruler of the universe how things on Earth should go, nor is it our job to lecture the Judge of the world about justice.

And when it comes to homosexual practice, despite many attempts to rewrite the Bible, the verdict remains the same: 1) there is not a single positive reference to homosexual practice in the Bible; 2) every scriptural reference to homosexual practice is decidedly negative (in the strongest of terms); 3) marriage is established as the lifelong union of one man and woman; 4) forgiveness and mercy are offered to all, homosexual and heterosexual alike.

Jonah Goldberg recently asked, “Why Can’t the Left Distinguish Conservative Christians From Islamic Terrorists?

In my opinion, the answer is willful ignorance.

The leftists have embraced lies about conservative Christians for many years now and they are simply building on the foundation of those lies. Believers in Jesus (and other conservatives) better prepare well for the coming storm.

Dr. Michael Brown (www.askdrbrown.org) is the host of the nationally syndicated Line of Fire radio program. His latest book is The Grace Controversy. Connect with him on Facebook (Facebook mobile) or Twitter (Twitter mobile).

7 Clues the Orlando Shooting May be Another False Flag Event

Are we looking at an Orlando false flag with the recent mass shooting at Pulse (a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida) where over 50 people were reportedly killed?

False flag attacks happen in the U.S. with a certain and predictable regularity. It has been awhile since the last major false flag attack on U.S. soil (San Bernadino), interspersed with one in Europe (Brussels).

In recent years, the NWO manipulators throw a false flag operation into the mix every so often for numerous reasons.
A first is to ensure the public doesn’t forget,
about being scared in their home towns of being attacked anywhere at any time.
A second is to ensure the public doesn’t forget,
to continue being afraid of the bogeyman du jour (in this case ISIS or Islamic terrorism, better named Zio-Islamic terrorism in deference to the real force – Zionism – behind it).
A third is to target different places,
(schools, movie theaters, nightclubs, etc.) and different segments (gays, teachers, etc.) in and of society, so that everyone starts to feel personally threatened by the specter of a mass shooting or bombing, because they identify more with that type of place or segment.

A fourth is gun control,
the continuing agenda which has been greatly accelerated under Obama for the U.S. to override the 2nd Amendment, forbid gun ownership and bring U.S. laws into “harmonization” with those of the Rockefeller-influenced United Nations.
A fifth is distraction,
the NWO social engineers time these events to keep other important topics out of the news (such as the ongoing and nefarious efforts to pass the TPP, TTIP, TISA, CETA and other giant “free-trade” agreements to further enslave the average citizen). There are other reasons, but that’s a brief summary.
With all that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the specifics of the Orlando mass shooting case.
Here are some salient points indicating that the Orlando mass shooting may be a false flag operation:

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Orlando False Flag Clue #1: Alleged Killer Worked for G4S

The notorious G4s is a British multinational private security company, the world’s largest by revenue. It has already been exposed as having ties with Israel, and the security-intelligence apparatus of the U.S.-UK-Zionist axis (CIA, MI6, Mossad).
For instance, G4S was helping Israel with its prisons before recently pulling out due to unfavorable publicity (thanks to the BDS movement).

It is therefore rather intriguing that the suspected mass killer/shooter (or patsy) Omar Mateen, a 29-year-old Muslim man, has been a G4S employee since 2007.
Here is the official statement from G4S:
“Omar Mateen was employed by G4S at a residential community in South Florida and was off-duty at the time of the incident. Mateen was subject to detailed company screening when he was recruited in 2007…”
G4S is connected to 9/11 and Guantanamo too, as this article on Washington’s Blog states:
“Previously called Securicor, G4S provided security at all three airports affected by the 9/11 attacks. Securicor/G4S had bought Argenbright Security – the 9/11 airport security firm – just nine months before the 9/11 attacks.
The company later ran operations at Guantanamo Bay.
Orlando False Flag Clue #2: Alleged Killer Already Known to the FBI
With so many of these false flag events, the killers or patsies are already known to the FBI or other intelligence agencies. The FBI knew about Mateen; they evaluated his potential for terrorism by interviewing him at least two different times.
You may recall that the FBI has become famous of late for its “sting operations”, where it has knowingly and willingly orchestrated fake terrorist acts to supposedly make us safer, while at the same time entrapping gullible people to play along and justifying its own existence.
Orlando False Flag Clue #3: Alleged Killer Shot Before He Could Speak or Be Tried
Dead men tell no tales. Omar Mateen has been shot, so we’re never going to hear his side of the story.
This is certainly not the first time this has happened.
Orlando False Flag Clue #4: Supposed Pledged Allegiance to ISIS
ISIS is the pet frankenstein of the New World Order, so you can thoroughly expect the ISIS card to be played at false flag events to further (and falsely) cement in people’s minds the idea that ISIS is a real and imminent threat to America.
It is patently obvious to many by now that ISIS-IS-ISIL-Daesh is a U.S.-Israeli creation.
Just like Islamic terrorists supposedly chanting “Allah Akbar” every time before they kill, the pledge of allegiance to ISIS has become a standard ingredient in the recent Western false flag recipe.
Orlando False Flag Clue #5: Drill Occurred 3 Months Prior in Orlando
You know the drill. Same time, same place, same event.
With this Orlando mass shooting, there was a  MCI (Mass Casualty Incident) drill that occurred 3 months ago, although there is not much information about the nature of it.
Orlando False Flag Clue #6: 666 Numerology
As with almost all false flag attacks, there is a numerological marker to the Orlando false flag event.
The attack took place on June 12th, 2016, written in American English as 6/12/2016. There is a 6, then five central digits (1 + 2 + 2 + 0 + 1) which equal 6 when added together, then an ending 6, making a 666.
The occult symbolism of this number is painted all over Illuminati and other Secret Societies events. Coincidence? You decide.
Orlando False Flag Clue #7: More Than 50 Dead
Another reason to suspect the official narrative of the Orlando mass shooting is simply the alleged numbers of dead victims.
More than 50 dead?
The greatest number of dead people in the U.S. since 9/11?
So how does a security guard manage to possess the training and prowess to kill that many people in that short a time?
We come across the same loophole in the official story of Sandy Hook, where skinny kid Adam Lanza is supposed to have shot and killed 26 people in record time.
As Kevin Barrett writes:
“More than 50 dead? Only one shooter? And the guy was not even a special forces professional, but a flaky security guard?! (Who just happened to be on all the National Security radar screens, like so many others now-proven patsies.)
Sorry, MSM, that doesn’t pass the smell test.
It’s funny how almost all “Muslim terrorists” are either,
ridiculously ultra-competent supermen able to take down skyscrapers and blow up the Pentagon using a couple of package-openers as their only weapons
kill ludicrously large numbers of people in mass shootings without any military training
or otherwise perform amazing feats of mass carnage,
…or else they are the world’s LEAST competent destruction-wreakers, defuses who can’t get a match lit to try to blow up their own shoe, or who pack their underwear with sterno camping fuel and no detonator and somehow expect their crotch to explode.”

Conclusion – Question Everything about the Orlando Mass Shooting
As always, you have to question everything about these attacks.
If you want the truth, you’ll get more of it by flipping or inverting everything the MSM (Main Stream Media) says, and using that as your starting point for investigations, rather than the other way around.

Welcome to Niagara Falls, John

by David Bryant

June 15, 2016, Front page, Messengers of Hope

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Editor’s Note: What was it like for the Apostle John to stand before Jesus? Well, he couldn’t stand—he fell like a dead man. In this meditation, David Bryant invites us to experience Jesus as John did in Revelation 1. Would you be able to stand?

Ponder First: Revelation 1: 9-20

“And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last:
I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.”

Niagara Falls. Three cataracts convulsing into one terrifyingly titanic torrent. 130,000 gallons of river descending every second to form the highest flow rate of any waterfall on the planet.

If you’ve ever visited the natural wonder that commands a portion of the border between the US and Canada, then like millions of others you too have felt yourself minimized by its magnitude. Mesmerized by its magnificence. Enraptured as its quadraphonic-like cannonade drowns out all attempts at conversation.

Niagara Falls. Reverberating. Captivating. Breathtaking.

Believe it or not, there was a moment when a first-century follower of Jesus had a Niagara Falls-type adventure of his own.

Without even being there.

John on Patmos

Come with me into the book of Revelation, as we step into the last miles of the apostle John’s astonishing sixty-year journey.

John sits sidelined, a powerless prisoner of a self-deified emperor. Confined to a Roman gulag. Elderly. Abandoned. Pitiable.

Still, he remains resolutely faithful to his Best Friend Forever for whom he willingly suffers.

Still, he goes on waiting and watching for the Judge of All to act on his behalf.

Still, he remains poised to obey his Lord and Savior, to any extent and at any cost.

That’s because he’s convinced of one truth above all others: Jesus reigns supreme.

But there are even loftier manifestations of this truth about Jesus that John has yet to experience. There’s a Niagara Falls-sized encounter with Jesus looming just around the bend.

John is about to be engulfed in infinity’s effusions, swept up into the vastness of the Victor he adores. He’s about to encounter a wealth of fresh wonders about Jesus—wonders God intends for all of us to behold eventually.

Now mind you, regularly throughout his life John’s ministry was energized by an array of exciting episodes springing from his commitment to Jesus. Across decades this dedicated disciple took part in launching the greatest revolution in human history, serving a spiritual insurgency stretching from Jerusalem to Ephesus to Rome, and beyond.

It started off for him with his three-year apprenticeship as part of the inner circle of the miracle-working Servant of God. It seemed to end one very dark afternoon when he witnessed the inexplicable, sacrificial death of the Lamb of God.

It resumed, however, over the next forty days as he conferred with the risen Messiah of God about his life’s mission (as did his fellow disciples), until the sacred, unrepeatable moment he watched the King ascend to sit with universal authority at the right hand of the throne of the Father.

Then, for the next fifty years, taking advantage of a wide variety of Spirit-devised opportunities, John diligently served the people of God.

As a capstone to all of this, he composed for the Church an exquisite, lyrical treatise about the Son of God, which he ended by telling his readers that there was so much more he knew about Jesus that if he wrote all of it, “I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written. Amen.” (John 21).

That’s how thoroughly familiar John considered himself to be with the Savior when we meet up with him on Patmos at what appears to be the close of his earthly life.

Saving the Best for the End

Surprise! Now, though wrinkled, weary and worn, he’s about to enter the crescendo of his life, as he reaches the pinnacle of his extraordinary spiritual journey.

Surprise! Now, though still a political pawn in a Patmos prison, John is about to foresee cosmic events destined to consummate with all earth’s dominions subsumed under Jesus as their one universal sovereign.

Surprise! Now, erroneously perceived as a disenfranchised captive of Caesar, John is about to be liberated by “the Ruler of the kings of the earth” (Revelation 1:5), as Jesus invites him to experience “riches in glory” no magistrate has ever tasted.

Because now . . . seemingly sidelined in solitary confinement, in reality John is about to be ushered into the Control Center of the Cosmos, surrounded by a festive multitude of saints and angels, celebrating the irreversible, redeeming triumphs of the Monarch of Mankind.

Because now . . . in soulful need of spiritual replenishment this faithful martyr is being roused to rendezvous with the Revival Giver he has lived for and loved for so long—to meet him again in a fashion that will make it feel to John as if he actually is meeting his Master for the very first time.

Because now . . . no matter how much he’s temporarily limited by his immediate circumstances, he’s about to discover there’s an unlimited grandeur to God’s Son beyond anything he yet has uncovered—so much grandeur that, as John soon will witness, the entire universe can neither define him or confine him.

Because now . . . Jesus is going to reintroduce himself to John (and to all of us) as One robed with a royal mystery and majesty beyond anything anyone has ever imagined.

Because now . . . John is about to be staggered by a very personal and intimate induction into a bona fide, exhilarating, liberating, God-initiated “Christ Awakening.”

Ready, Set, Go!

So, get ready, John.
Eyes straight ahead. It’s Niagara Falls for you, here on out. No turning back!

Get set, John.
Time to dive into the denouement of all divine decrees, namely that:

Everything about who Jesus is—this One ascended and anointed as Lord of lords; this Potentate of time and eternity; this Liberator of the nations and the ages; this Phenomenal Person who is the laser focus of the Father’s eternal love and everlasting salvation . . .

Everything about who Jesus is—about where he’s headed, about what he’s doing, about how he gets blessed . . .

All of this, and more, is fully and forcefully operative—not out of sight, not off in some far-flung galaxy, not on hold awaiting end-times exhibitions.

No! It’s all right here!

And, most importantly, it is—rather, HE is—not only right here but also . . . right now!

Christ is now—in the rich extent of his fullness and authority and majesty and sovereignty!

Christ is now—not just part of him, but all of him. Not reluctantly but willingly. Not passively but actively. Not temporarily but permanently. Not conditionally but wholeheartedly. Not theoretically but in full reality.

Wake up, John. Guess what? Concerning the Christ who, over all these years, has become your highest passion—well, there’s so much more to him than you suspected.

This is your “day of visitation.”

Shortly, you will report to members of seven Asian congregations this exceptional, electrifying revelation of Jesus. Desperately you will grasp for word pictures that you already know to be inadequate as you attempt to record what you see, writing:

“And I turned to see the voice that spake with me…. one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle.
His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire;
And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters.”

To which you will respond in the only way you can:

And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead…..”
(Revelation 1)

No alternative, John. Overpowered by Jesus’ regal radiance, most definitely you will faint away. Prostrate. Wordless. Spellbound. Short of breath. Smitten by splendor. Stunned by shock and awe!

However, from this encounter there will never, ever be any question about it: Forever, Christ will remain ALL to you . . . even as he will be NOW to you.

From this day forward you’ll be unable—even more, you’ll be unwilling—to settle for anything less.

You have an unprecedented, irreversible appointment with God’s only begotten Son: Unavoidable.
Undefiable.
Unstoppable.
Uncontainable. Unsurpassable. Unforgettable!

Like Niagara Falls.

Response Based on Revelation 1
Dear Father: When I reflect on your majestic Son in all of his ascended glory, then I too, like John, can only fall at his feet to worship him. Through the Christ at your right hand you reassure me every day of my ultimate triumph in him. So, I will not be afraid. Your Son is the First and the Last. He is the Living One. He died for me. He came back to life for me! For me he holds the keys to the destruction of death and Hades, keys that also unlock a whole new destiny with him for me. Therefore, Father, once again I gladly give myself to him to live for him, without reservation—both for now and forevermore. Amen

US NAVY DISCUSSING PLANS TO MICROCHIP FIRST SOLDIERS THEN ALL AMERICAN CITIZENS

We have seen correspondence between Istvan and Vice Admiral James Wisecup, who has retired from full time service to work in a Navy department called the Chief of Naval Operations Strategic Studies Group which is dedicated to devising “revolutionary warfare concepts”. In his letter, Vice Admiral Wisecup said the meeting broadened “our understanding… of the merger of humans and machines”.

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by Geoffrey Grider June 16, 2016

THE US NAVY HAS HELD MEETINGS TO DISCUSS HIGHLY CONTROVERSIAL MICROCHIP TECHNOLOGY WHICH COULD ONE DAY ALLOW THE GOVERNMENT TO TRACK THE MOVEMENTS OF EVERY SINGLE CITIZEN IN THE COUNTRY.
And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.Revelation 13:16,17

A number of naval officers visited the home of an American presidential candidate and “transhumanist” called Zoltan Istvan, who believes human beings should be fitted with technology to boost their brain power or enhance physical attributes.

ISTVAN SAID THEY DISCUSSED THE POSSIBILITY OF IMPLANTING HUMANS WITH CHIPS FITTED WITH GLOBAL POSITIONING (GPS) TECHNOLOGY.

We have seen correspondence between  Istvan and Vice Admiral James Wisecup, who has retired from full time service to work in a Navy department called the Chief of Naval Operations Strategic Studies Group which is dedicated to devising “revolutionary warfare concepts”.
In his letter, Vice Admiral Wisecup said the meeting broadened “our understanding… of the merger of humans and machines”.

“Your personal perspectives were interesting and timely as we begin our research process,” he wrote. “You have had a direct impact on our viewpoints for future concepts.”

ISTVAN BELIEVES HUMAN LIFE COULD BE ENHANCED IF WE ALL AGREE TO HAVE COMPUTERS OR CHIPS FITTED TO OUR BODIES AND BRAINS.
He has even suggested technology could one day allow people to live forever and travelled around America in an “immortality bus” mocked up like a coffin to promote his ideas. “A bunch of navy officers came to my house and one of the main topics was this chip implant strategy,” Istvan said.

He told us the Navy is worried that soldiers could enter service with chips already implanted into them and is “struggling to create policy” around this issue.

“You can imagine how challenging that would be if someone had a non-authorized chip implant on a nuclear base, so policy has to be created and created soon. “I helped the US Navy do some policy work on this issue.”

However, is is likely the Navy has not fully disclosed why it is interested in fitting humans with microchips. Microchips are already fitted to pets, but not to humans. For some people, the thought of being “chipped” conjures up an image of a nightmarish world where the state carries out constant surveillance on its citizens.

But Istvan believes microchipping humans could have some major benefits. He claimed it could allow parents to know if their child was in danger and could even have allowed investigators to find the body of Lane Graves, who was killed in an alligator attack, in a matter of minutes.

“As a father of a two and five year old, I’m a big believer in the future that all children will get chipped, perhaps like all children get vaccines in the US,” he continued.

HE SAID THE MILITARY HAD ALREADY EXPERIMENTED WITH CHIPPING SOLDIERS “SO THEY CAN BE TRACKED”.

“This technology has been used in various ways with animals for over a decade,” he said.

“It’s crazy to me that we don’t develop it and use it in ourselves (humans) more, and especially in our children. “I’m looking into getting my children chipped after this alligator incident and because as a controversial presidential candidate I have security issues myself to worry about.”

Microchips are as small as a grain of sand and can be injected into the skin, where they will remain for the rest of a person’s life. source

Was Orlando Shooting A False Flag? Shooter Has Ties To FBI, Regular At Club, Did Not Act Alone?

TOPICS:
Brandon Turbeville False Flag Orlando Shooting
JUNE 15, 2016

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By Brandon Turbeville

As mainstream media organizations continue to be afire with reports regarding the recent Orlando shooting, a number of details are escaping the public consciousness that might point to an even more sinister motivation for the killing of 50 innocent people at the Pulse nightclub. Most notably, that the attack could very well have been orchestrated by the FBI and other relevant U.S. intelligence agencies in order to guide public opinion, galvanize the American people, and for other “political” purposes.

Indeed, in my article, “5 Reasons To Question The Official Story Of The Orlando Shooting,” I listed a number of questionable aspects regarding the shooting such as the fact that the FBI was well aware of Omar Mateen, his ideology, and his potential violence years before the attack yet did nothing, as well as the fact that this father is a Taliban-supporting TV host from Afghanistan. I also pointed out that Mateen himself had connections to a known ISIS recruiter and suicide bomber. In addition, I discussed the FBI’s history in relation to creating terrorist attacks in order to “bust” them and subsequently take the credit for stopping terrorist attacks.

FBI Foreknowledge, ISIS Sympathies, Taliban Ties

What may at first sound like an instance of senseless violence brings with it a number of other questions. For instance, the FBI was already well aware of Mateen and his connections to radical jihad and terrorism. According to CNN’s article, “50 Killed in Florida Nightclub, Shooter Pledged ISIS Allegiance“, two officials tell CNN that the FBI had investigated Mateen at some point for possibly having ties to or sympathizing with Islamic extremism. A law enforcement official said there were two cases opened involving Mateen but the probes didn’t result in enough evidence to charge him with anything.

The investigations were reported by a number of mainstream media organizations and later confirmed by the FBI itself during a press conference. The FBI admitted that Mateen had been interviewed by agents twice in 2013 due to comments made about radical jihad which were overheard by coworkers. He was interviewed for a third time one year later due to his connection to Moner Mohammad Abu Salha, an American who had traveled from Florida to train in Syria and later to return to the United States in order to recruit other Americans to fight in the Western-backed terrorist brigades attempting to overthrow secular and legitimate government, Bashar Al Assad.

Salha allegedly returned to Syria and blew himself up in a suicide bombing. It is also interesting to note that Mateen’s father Seddique Mateen is a political personality in his own right having hosted a TV show and apparently declared himself a presidential candidate for Afghanistan. Seddique has denounced the Pakistani government and expressed support and encouragement for the Taliban movement.

Still, the question regarding the fact that Mateen was on the FBI’s radar is extremely important. One key aspect suggesting a false flag that should be looked for soon after the attack is athe possible connection the suspect or group of suspects may have had with intelligence agencies. A connection to any one of these organizations and institutions may go some length in explaining how the attack was coordinated, the motivation of the perpetrators, the actual involvement (or not) of the suspects, and who actually directed the operation. For instance, on 9/11, many of the alleged hijackers had previously had close contact with the FBI, CIA, and other high-level intelligence agencies (both home and abroad). Likewise the Tsarnaev brothers who have been accused of masterminding and carrying out the Boston Bombing had ties to the FBI before the attack.

In many instances, connections to certain military agencies and communities should serve as the same red flag as connections to intelligence agencies since these institutions have largely been blended together.

The Presence Of FBI “Informants”

The FBI did much more than simply “investigate” Mateen – they introduced him to “informants” as well. According to the New York Daily News in the article, “FBI spied on Orlando gay club terrorist Omar Mateen for 10 months in 2013: FBI Director James Comey“, ,”

Mateen first appeared on authorities’ radar in 2013 after the security guard’s colleagues alerted the FBI to inflammatory statements he made to colleagues claiming “family connections to Al Qaeda,” according to Comey.

Mateen also told coworkers he had a family member who belonged to Hezbollah, a Shia network that is a bitter enemy of ISIS — the network he pledged allegiance to the night of the carnage, Comey noted.

The FBI’s Miami office opened an inquiry into Mateen.

“He said he hoped that law enforcement would raid his apartment and assault his wife and child so he could martyr himself,” Comey said.

Nevertheless, FBI investigators investigated Mateen, who was born in New York, for 10 months. They introduced him to confidential informants, spied on his communications and followed him. They also interviewed him twice.

Connections To Known Terrorists, FBI Informants, CIA Assets

Mateen was not only connected to Mohammed Abu Salha, he also maintained ties with Marcus Dwayne Robertson, a notoriously violent radical Muslim/CIA Asset.

The Daily Mail describes Robertson in the article, “Orlando terrorist connected to radical Muslim cleric who was released from prison last year after he converted 36 people in jail and ‘runs a website used to dispense his teachings, by writing,

Robertson, who is also known as Abu Taubah to his thousands of followers, converted at least 36 people to his version of Islam while he was imprisoned for four years in jail.

Early Sunday authorities brought Robertson, who was living in Florida, along with several other associates in for questioning.

According to Fox News, a law enforcement source said: ‘It is no coincidence that this happened in Orlando. Mateen was enrolled in (Robertson’s online) Fundamental Islamic Knowledge Seminary.’

Police believe that Robertson’s Timbuktu Seminary is used to dispense his radical teachings, sources told Fox News.

Robertson, who was a former US Marine and undercover FBI agent before turning into a radical Imam, was released from prison last year despite warning from officials and prosecutors that he would recruit people to carry out horrendous acts of violence.

He was considered so dangerous that he was kept shackled with his own security detail away from other inmates.

Whenever he was transported to court, authorities had a seven-car caravan of armed federal marshals escort him.

He was eventually moved to solitary confinement after prison officials discovered that he was trying to radicalize his fellow inmates.

After serving as a Marine for six years, Robertson, 47, went on to become a bank robber, before turning FBI informant after his arrest in exchange for a short prison sentence.
He was dismissed by the FBI in 2007 after allegedly attacking his CIA handler, and then began preaching Islamic extremism.

He was thrown in jail for tax fraud back in 2011, prosecutors attempted to have ten years added to his sentence last year after discovering documents preaching terror among his possessions. However, a judge released him.

Robertson has openly preached against homosexuality, as wiretaps from 2011 proved that he instructed one of his students to file fake tax returns to get a refund to pay for travel to Mauritania for terror training.

According to Fox  News, federal law enforcement officials have been familiar with Robertson since as early as 1991.

Robertson became the leader of a New York gang known as ‘Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves’ and robbed more than 10 banks, private homes and post offices at gunpoint.
They shot three police officers and also attacked an officer after he suffered injuries from a homemade pipe bomb.

In that same period, authorities claimed that Robertson, who was known as ‘Ali Baba,’ also ‘served as a bodyguard to Omar Abdel Rahman, who led the terrorist group that carried out the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center,’ Fox News reported.

When he was arrested in 1991 he cut a deal with prosecutors who let him serve four years in prison before he went to work undercover for the FBI in 2004 to document terrorists’ plans in Africa and the United States.

Thus, the best efforts of the FBI, CIA, and their media mouthpieces are to attempt to convince readers that Robertson was a legitimate radical Muslim (aside from his ties to the U.S. military, FBI, and CIA) but that he was simply too much of a loose cannon to be used as an informant and was therefore cut loose from the program. This claim would actually mean two things: First, Robertson may have been a loose cannon but he was still willing to work as an informant. Secondly, despite his being known as a radical jihadist with a notorious criminal history, he was released from prison on numerous occasions having served less time than many with simple drug offenses to their names. In reality, however, the story purporting to show Robertson as a legitimate terrorist are most cover for what was and still is a CIA/FBI asset.

It should also be noted that Robertson was known to have acted as the bodyguard for Omar Abdel Rahman, the alleged leader of the terrorist group that carried out the World Trade Center bombing in 1993, another “sting” operation that resulted in a terrorist attack going live.

The FBI History Of Creating Terrorist Attacks

For some time Tony Cartalucci of Land Destroyer has been painstakingly documenting instances of the FBI organized, arming, funding, and directing domestic terror attacks only to foil those attacks later and claim success in preventing terror attacks on American soil as well as the possibility that many of these attacks simply do not get foiled but are allowed to take place for political purposes.

For instance, in his article “CONFIRMED: FBI Introduced Florida Shooter To ‘Informants“, Cartalucci provides an excellent overview of the FBI’s history of creating terror attacks that can be “foiled” later or even allowed to go live. Cartalucci writes,

Among the activities these informants carry out includes providing and training suspects in the use of real explosives, providing suspects with arsenals of weapons precisely like those used in the recent shooting in Orlando Florida, and encouraging suspects to adopt “radical ideology” over the course of the investigation. Suspects are given the false impression that they are working on behalf of terrorist organizations like Al Qaeda or the self-proclaimed “Islamic State,” often cultivating delusions of grandeur among otherwise mentally ill suspects.

The Intercept in its recent article, Before Nightclub Shooting, FBI Pursued Questionable Florida “Terror” Suspects, would note that the FBI’s Miami office who investigated Mateen, has been “among the bureau’s most active and aggressive counterterrorism units.”

It would also report on the specifics of this unit’s activities:

For more than a year ending in April — a time during which investigators will now be looking for any clues from Mateen that might have been missed — the FBI in Miami focused on a counterterrorism sting that targeted James Medina, a homeless man with mental problems.

The Intercept would reveal that the FBI informant, not Medina, came up with the idea of crediting the planned attack to the “Islamic State.” In fact, upon reading the FBI’s affidavit (.pdf), it is clear the FBI’s informant encouraged and walked Medina through every aspect of the planned attack, including providing him with what he thought was an explosive device.

Upon reading Medina’s incoherent conversations with various FBI informants, it is clear he possessed neither the mental or technical capacity on his own to perpetrate the attacks he was arrested for.

The Intercept would continue:

Nearly a year before Medina’s arrest, the FBI’s Miami office arrested another supposed terrorist, 23-year-old Cuban-American Harlem Suarez, also known as Almlak Benitez, whom former co-workers described as “a little slow.” The government alleged that Suarez conspired with an FBI rdyinformant to bomb a beach in Key West in support of the Islamic State. The FBI provided a fake backpack bomb.

Finally, the Intercept would reveal:

The Orlando shooting isn’t the first case to raise this question. In 2011, when the FBI investigated Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev, agents did not deem him a threat.

Instead, at about the same time, the Boston FBI started a nine-month sting operation against Rezwan Ferdaus, who had no weapons and no connections to international terrorists, and whose mental wellness had deteriorated so much that he was wearing adult diapers at the time of his arrest on terrorism charges.

Rezwan Ferdaus, like Medina, was provided assistance by the FBI every step of the way, including being provided 24 lbs of C4 explosives, 6 fully automatic AK47 rifles, and 3 grenades – the FBI’s own affidavit reveals (.pdf). He was brought deep into a fictional world where he believed he was working directly with Al Qaeda for nearly a year – told that “detonation devices” he constructed and passed on to FBI informants were “used” in Iraq to “kill” American soldiers.

The FBI’s informants conduct similar practices in virtually all of their investigations.

In 2010, the FBI investigated naturalized US citizen and Oregon resident Mohamed Osman Mohamud. In their own official statement titled, “Oregon Resident Arrested in Plot to Bomb Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in Portland“, released by the U.S. Attorney’s Office on November 26, 2010 it was stated :

According to the affidavit, on November 4, 2010, Mohamud and the undercover FBI operatives traveled to a remote location in Lincoln County, Ore., where they detonated a bomb concealed in a backpack as a trial run for the upcoming attack.

The FBI in February 2012 provided another suspect with live explosives in the lead up to what was ultimately a foiled suicide bombing planned with the help of FBI informants at the US Capitol.

USA Today reported in their article, “FBI foils alleged suicide bomb attack on U.S. Capitol“, that :

According to a counterterrorism official, El Khalifi “expressed interest in killing at least 30 people and considered targeting a building in Alexandria and a restaurant, synagogue and a place where military personnel gather in Washington before he settled on the Capitol after canvassing that area a couple of times,” the Associated Press writes. During the year-long investigation, El Khalifi detonated explosives at a quarry in the capital region with undercover operatives. He is not believed to be affiliated with al-Qaeda, officials said.

Considering the disturbing activities conducted by FBI informants during these “investigations,” the FBI appears obligated to tell the American public just what their “informants” were doing with Florida shooting suspect Omar Mateen in the 10 months they were “investigating” him beginning in 2013.

Did they also walk Mateen through planned attacks he ultimately backed out of? Did he eventually change his mind again after the FBI’s investigation was allegedly closed?

The American media and US elected representatives have an obligation to ask these questions, obtain this information from the FBI, and to reevaluate the FBI’s means and methods of investigating potential suspects through what is clearly a dangerous process of entrapment, indoctrination, and deceit.

Was Mateen Being Handled By The FBI?

In addition to the “investigations” being conducted by the FBI into Mateen’s conduct, there is the very real possibility that Mateen himself was being handled and/or lulled into radical jihad, culminating in the very attack that took place in Orlando.

One piece of information that would lend credence to this hypothesis comes from a New York Daily News report that claims Mateen was actually a regular at the Pulse bar. According to the New York Daily News report, “Orlando Shooter Was Regular At Pulse Gay Club; Former Classmate Says Omar Mateen Was Homosexual“,

The homophobic maniac who murdered 49 people inside Orlando’s gay-friendly nightclub Pulse Sunday morning had been hanging out there for three years and chatted with men via online dating services like Grindr, said multiple witnesses who claimed to have firsthand knowledge of Mateen’s habits.

. . . . .

Mateen, who had married again, this time to Noor Salman who bore him a son, also visited Pulse several times over the past three years, according to club patrons.

One couple, who work together as drag-dancing performers, said they’d seen Mateen as many as a dozen times at Pulse.

Ty Smith and Chris Callen also said they’d seen him escorted drunk from the club more than once.

. . . . .

“I’ve seen him a couple of times at Pulse, a couple of other people that I’ve spoken with, including an-ex security guard, have actually witnessed this guy at Pulse many times before,” said Callen, who performs as Kristina McLauglin.

“One friend was a security guard there two years ago and she remembers him,” Callen told the Daily News.

He estimates Mateen began showing up about three years ago. Everybody was blown away to realize he was the man responsible for the slaughter.

“It’s shocking to everyone because we saw him there before,” said Callen.

He said one night Mateen got angry about a religious joke and pulled a knife on a friend. But it was nothing the friend couldn’t handle, Callen said.

The performer recalled his first words with Mateen three years ago.

“He was a nice guy,” he said of the shooter. “He was at the bar. He was actually talking with another guy. I turned around. I was in drag. I said hello. He seemed comfortable,” Callen said.

“As I was onstage he was standing next to somebody, having a conversation, having a good time close to the stage. Later on that night … he was out there dancing with another guy. It could be he just went crazy. Maybe he got radicalized and hated who he was,” Callen said.

Interestingly enough, if Mateen began frequenting Pulse around three years ago (2013) that would put his first foray into being a regular at the club around the same time as his first “investigation” at the hands of the FBI.

Was Mateen blackmailed into terror for his sexuality? Was he recruited, radicalized, and facilitated by U.S. intelligence and his regular visits to Pulse merely an act of casing the joint? Did he think he was part of a drill? Did he believe he was really fighting jihad?

It has been admitted that Mateen was “introduced to informants” around this time. So what did they tell him? What did they do with him? The answers to these questions will likely never be known but what is known is that the FBI keeps records of these types of things, so the organization has some serious explaining to do regardless.

More Than One Shooter

Despite mainstream news organizations’ attempts to minimize victims’ reports of more than one perpetrator in the Orlando shooting, authorities are now being forced to acknowledge the possibility that Mateen did not act alone.
According to WSB-TV in Atlanta,

Channel 2’s sister station in Orlando, WFTV, is reporting that they expect an arrest in connection to the Orlando nightclub shooting that left 50 dead, including the shooter.

A top law enforcement source told WFTV an arrest, elsewhere in Florida, is expected of an alleged accomplice.

Janiel Gonzalez, who was in the club on the night of the shooting, seems to think there must have been more than one perpetrator. In an interview with the Palm Beach Post, he recounted a second man holding the door shut and keeping everyone inside. Interestingly enough, it was on the side of the club that the shooter virtually ignored during his rampage. As Palm Beach Post reports,

“I remember telling myself, ‘This is not how I die,’’’ Gonzalez, 26, said.

“When I dropped to the floor and saw people crying and covered in blood. The scent of the ammunition and bullets, I was like ‘This is real life. This is happening right now.’”

He said he never saw the gunman, who was in an adjacent room about 20 feet away. He said he thought the initial burst of gunfire lasted eight or nine minutes.

“He kept on shooting and shooting and shooting, rapid fire,’’ Gonzalez said, “and he’d change (clips), put in more ammunition — bud-dudda. I could smell the ammo in the air.’’

He said he heard another gun from a different direction, so he wonders if there were two gunmen.

“Everybody dropped to the floor. We were trying to look for an exit. But the main exit was right next to the entrance where the shooter was shooting,’’ he said.

“In a moment of desperation we were all crawling on the floor trying to find a place to exit. I looked to my right and I could see people going through some curtains. We were digging through the curtains and found a door.’’

But he said the door was blocked by a man. He wasn’t sure if it was a club security person or an accomplice to the gunmen.

“Fifty people were trying to jump over each other trying to exit the place. There was a guy holding the door and not letting us exit. He’s like ‘Stay inside, stay inside.’ As he is saying that, the shooter keeps getting closer and closer and the sound of the bullets is getting closer. Everyone starts to panic. People are getting trampled. Let us out, let us out!’’’

Gonzalez’ first thought was that it was a hate crime. “This guy is trying to prevent us from leaving. Maybe they’re working together,’’ he said.

Gonzalez said he feel lucky because he hung out on the left side of the club, while the gunman concentrated fire on the right side.

“When you enter the club, there’s a right wing and a left wing. The shooter entered and went straight to the right. He never came to the left (side), which is the hiphop room where the majority of my friends were. Everybody in the right (wing) room got injured.’’

“I’m pretty sure it was more than one person. I heard two guns going at the same time. It was very, very crazy.’’

The Security Firm

Despite all of the “investigations” into Mateen’s ideology and his connections with known terrorists, he was still able to gain not only a gun (the point of focus by the anti-gun left) but a security clearance as part of his job. But the most interesting aspect of Mateen’s employment was that he worked for G4S Secure Solutions, one of the largest security firms in the United States and formerly known as Wackenhut. The company is notorious for its connections to the FBI, CIA, military industrial complex, and the “shadow government” apparatus itself.

Not only does Wackenhut/G4S boast of a board that reads like a list of some of the most powerful intelligence players in the country, but it has been closely involved in surveillance, espionage, and innumerable clandestine operations. The organization essentially has a revolving door with the CIA and functions as just another wing of the intelligence community.

Conclusion

While the right-wing media blames Muslims and the left-wing media blame guns, perhaps it would be more effective if thinking individuals would examine the possibilities that this attack was a false flag incident designed to push an agenda that would benefit those in power in some way or other. Out of this attack we will no doubt see another push for the evisceration of the Second Amendment and other civil liberties as well as increased hype regarding ISIS as a threat to the American way of life and a greater attempt at justification for foreign adventures.

While the information presented above may not be enough evidence to prove in the court of law that the Orlando attack was a false flag attack, it is, without a doubt, reason enough to question the official story thus far and is highly suggestive of the possibility that the largest mass shooting in U.S. history was indeed a false flag attack engineered and directed by elements in the U.S. government intelligence community.

If the attack is attributed to a lone jihadist nut the FBI has some serious explaining to do since it appears that the agency itself is the greatest initiator of terrorist activity inside American borders and is either the most incompetent anti-terror fighter in the U.S. or it is complicit in the attacks that continue to take place.

CONFIRMED: POPE FRANCIS WILL JOIN HILLSONG UNITED & 39 OTHERS FOR ‘TOGETHER 2016’

“That His Holiness would choose to speak into this historic day is a testament to the urgency and the need for followers of Jesus to unite in prayer for our nation and our world. We are humbled and honored by his involvement and are eager to share his message with the crowd that gathers at Together 2016.” – Nick Hall, Founder of PULSE

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by Geoffrey Grider June 9, 2016

POPE FRANCIS TO ADDRESS CHRISTIAN GATHERING AT NATIONAL MALL EVENT ‘TOGETHER 2016’ WITH SPECIAL VIDEO MESSAGE
“Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for POPE FRANCIS TO ADDRESS CHRISTIAN GATHERING AT NATIONAL MALL EVENT ‘TOGETHER 2016’ WITH SPECIAL VIDEO MESSAGE
Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.” 2 Corinthians 6:14-18 fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty. 2 Corinthians 6:14

THAT HIS HOLINESS WOULD CHOOSE TO SPEAK INTO THIS HISTORIC DAY IS A TESTAMENT TO THE URGENCY AND THE NEED FOR FOLLOWERS OF JESUS TO UNITE IN PRAYER FOR OUR NATION AND OUR WORLD. WE ARE HUMBLED AND HONORED BY HIS INVOLVEMENT AND ARE EAGER TO SHARE HIS MESSAGE WITH THE CROWD THAT GATHERS AT TOGETHER 2016.” – NICK HALL, FOUNDER OF PULSE

His Holiness”, eh? Listen to what the Bible has to say about the pope and the Catholic Church:

And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.Revelation 17:4-6

WHAT: PULSE, a student-led evangelism movement, has called 1 million Americans to gather on the National Mall on July 16th and join in prayer for the nation at an event called “Together 2016”

• The free event will feature 40+ well-known speakers, recording artists, authors and leaders from various backgrounds for a day of unified prayer and worship
Event will feature a personal video message from His Holiness, Pope Francis
• More than 1,000 churches nationwide have pledged attendance, with more pledges anticipated in the coming months.
• More than 8,000 service opportunities will be available within a 100-mile radius of Washington, D.C. during the week before and after Together 2016.

WHEN: July 16, 2016, 9am – 9pm

WHERE: National Mall, Washington, D.C.

WHO: Confirmed speakers and artists include: Hillsong United, Kari Jobe, Francis Chan, Lecrae, Nick Hall, Passion, Crowder, Kirk Franklin, Ravi Zacharias, Jeremy Camp, Andy Mineo, Michael W. Smith, Lauren Daigle, Christine Caine, Mark Batterson, Matthew West, Jo Saxton, Mike Kelsey, Casting Crowns, John K. Jenkins, Sr., Josh McDowell, Laurel Bunker, Luis Palau, Tedashii, Tasha Cobbs, Lacey Sturm, York Moore, Trip Lee, Sammy Rodriguez, Ronnie Floyd, Reid Saunders, Bob Lenz, Jose Zayas, Jennie Allen, Nabeel Qureshi, Ann Voskamp, KB, Christine D’Clario, Matt Maher, Sammy Wanyonyi, Lindsey Nobles, Amena Brown, and Josh Brewer; with a special message from His Holiness, Pope Francis.

WHY: “The times call for this moment” said Nick Hall, founder of PULSE. “It is time to gather on a large scale and draw our attention back to where it really matters. Our hope and our help are found in Jesus, not in political leaders. We are going to come together, seek God, pray for our nation and pray for unity. Our goal is to gather as a unified front, seeking Jesus and change for our nation through prayer and worship.”

BACKGROUND:
About PULSE
Founded by Nick Hall in 2006, PULSE is a prayer and evangelism movement on mission to empower the Church and awaken culture to the reality of Jesus. Since PULSE’s founding, we have linked arms with hundreds of ministries and churches around the world to fuel evangelistic movements. Whether hosting a big outreach event or providing the evangelistic voice at another organization’s event, whether training evangelists on American college campuses or overseas in Africa, the common goal of everything we do is to share the hope of Jesus. Learn more at PulseMovement.com.

About Nick Hall
As a voice to the next generation, Nick Hall has shared the Gospel at hundreds of events to millions of students and is regularly featured as a speaker for pastors’ gatherings, student conferences, training events, and festivals around the world. Nick is the author of the forthcoming book Reset: Jesus Changes Everything (Multnomah, June 7, 2016). He sits on the leadership teams of US Lausanne Committee, the National Association of Evangelicals, and the student advisory team for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA), and is a partner evangelist with the Luis Palau Association. In the spring of 2011, he was welcomed to the National Facilitation Committee for the Mission America Coalition (MAC). Nick, his wife, Tiffany, and their two children live in Minneapolis, MN.

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My Puny View of Jesus —by Chris Heinz

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Editor’s Note: On April 23 we hosted a Christ Talks event in State College, PA, where 10 speakers shared their insights on the person of Christ from their unique perspectives. In his Christ Talk, Chris Heinz talks about how he had a puny view of Jesus, and once he realized that, it changed the way he looks at everything.

Intimacy with Jesus hasn’t been a struggle for me. I like to live my life from my heart. You could say I haven’t been “shorthearted” when it comes to Jesus. But I have been shortsighted in my vision of Christ.

For the last year and a half—after 30 years of being a Christian, including some years in Christian leadership—I’ve been in a process of rediscovering who Jesus is, and I’m coming to love him more. I’m seeing how a greater vision of Christ increases my intimacy and my love for Christ.

No one would have known this from the outside—that I was shortsighted in my vision of Christ—but you can’t hide your walk with Christ from Christ. You can be doing all of these great things for the Kingdom and looking from the outside people will say, “He’s got it!” and they’ll think everything is fine.

But it’s Christ who knows your walk; it’s Christ who knows your vision. I felt challenged by him in my view of him.

I realized I had a puny view of Jesus. I was serving and loving and seeing a very puny Jesus.

Let me explain.

When I was growing up, our Sunday school teachers had a flannel board that they used to tell Bible stories. Among the various characters was a flannel board Jesus on the cross.

As I grew up, the flannel board Jesus became my predominant picture of Jesus. Yes, I believed that Jesus rose from the dead and wasn’t on the cross anymore, but Jesus on the cross was still the primary way I pictured Jesus.

Flannel board Jesus was a convenient way to think of Jesus, even into my adulthood. I could move Jesus around wherever I wanted. He was fuzzy and two-dimensional, and he was small enough to put him in my hand and cover him up when I didn’t like what he was saying. Little Jesus.

What’s more, picturing Jesus on the cross meant I treated Jesus like a memorial. My faith became mostly honoring Jesus like one honors a dead person.

But I’ve come to see that you honor a dead person; you obey a living person. You remember a dead person; you respond to a living person. You preserve the memory of a dead person; you pursue a living person.

I had a puny Jesus because I focused only on what Jesus once did, not on what he is currently doing. That makes Jesus mostly a historical person—a puny Jesus.

It’s like when people get together and talk only of the past and nothing of the present. But what about now?

So I began to seek Jesus for ALL he is—not just Jesus on the cross, but Jesus on the throne today.

Not just Jesus coming back one day, but Jesus alive today.

Not just Jesus who wants to bless me, but Jesus who deserves to be blessed by me.

I was awakened to not only Jesus the Savior but also to Jesus the King of kings.

I stopped asking, “What would Jesus do?” and began asking, “What is Jesus actually doing?” I became less interested in finding God’s plan for my life and more interested in shaping my life around God’s plans to glorify his Son.

Aren’t these just semantics? I don’t think so.

I think these are important issues because Jesus is the Supreme Ruler over all things. He is the beginning and the end. He is the head of the Church. He is supreme over every ruler, and he has been given a higher title than can be conferred in this age or the age to come. This is our King Jesus!

So my view of Jesus changed drastically! As I began to seek ALL of Christ, I began to see MORE of him. I saw that Jesus is dazzling, stunning—much more than I had previously thought or imagined.

If Jesus is the greatest hope for the Church and our world—and he is—then a diminished view of Christ is the greatest crisis in the Church and our world.

We’ve got to seek Jesus for ALL he is so we can begin to see Jesus for ALL he is!

May we consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus our Lord—ALL that he is in ALL of his fullness.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Chris Heinz

Chris Heinz is the Chief Marketing Officer for EnergyCAP, Inc., and the National Facilitator for ChristNow.com. His non-profit organization helps kids go to school in the Philippines, and his book, Made To Pray, helps readers find their best prayer types. You can follow Chris at his blog, (Twitter{mobile}) Twitter or LinkedIn.

CANADA’S HIGHEST COURT GIVES GREEN LIGHT TO LEGALIZING SEX ACTS WITH ANIMALS

Animal rights activist Camille Labchuk agreed with Justice Abella. “As of today, Canadian law gives animal abusers license to use animals for their own sexual gratification,” she told the paper. “This is completely unacceptable, contrary to societal expectations, and cannot be allowed to continue.”

by Geoffrey Grider June 10, 2016
CANADA’S HIGHEST COURT HAS JUST RULED THAT SOME SEX ACTS BETWEEN HUMANS AND ANIMALS ARE LEGAL.
Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination. Neither shalt thou lie with any beast to defile thyself therewith: neither shall any woman stand before a beast to lie down thereto: it is confusion. Defile not ye yourselves in any of these things: for in all these the nations are defiled which I cast out before you:Leviticus 18:22-24

EDITOR’S NOTE: As a God-rejecting lost world continues it’s descent into spiritual darkness, prepare yourself to witness things you never thought you would see in  your lifetime. When you reject the Bible, you will accept anything else like men in dresses using the ladies room all the way down to sex with animals being protected by the courts.

In a quixotic ruling, the country’s high court ruled that a man who was on trial for raping and sexually exploiting his own daughters wasn’t guilty of “bestiality.” The man reportedly, “smeared peanut butter on the genitals of his victims and had the family dog lick it off while he videotaped the act.”

The convicted man took his case to the Canadian Supreme Court, demanding that the bestiality charge be nullified. In the end, the court agreed. As a result of the rape case, the court ruled 7 to 1 that humans having sexual contact with animals is OK if there is no “penetration” involved in the act.

In its ruling, the court decided that the legislature had not clearly defined the terms in the country’s bestiality laws and the way the statute is written should be read to only outlaw animal penetration, whether that penetration is animal to human or vice versa.

“Although bestiality was often subsumed in terms such as sodomy or buggery, penetration was the essence — ‘the defining act’ — of the offense,” the court’s ruling states as reported by The Independent

The high court’s lone dissenter, though, said the ruling would mean open season for the sexual exploitation of animals.

“Acts with animals that have a sexual purpose are inherently exploitative whether or not penetration occurs,” Justice Rosalie Abella wrote in her dissent.

ANIMAL RIGHTS ACTIVIST CAMILLE LABCHUK AGREED WITH JUSTICE ABELLA. “AS OF TODAY, CANADIAN LAW GIVES ANIMAL ABUSERS LICENSE TO USE ANIMALS FOR THEIR OWN SEXUAL GRATIFICATION,” SHE TOLD THE PAPER. “THIS IS COMPLETELY UNACCEPTABLE, CONTRARY TO SOCIETAL EXPECTATIONS, AND CANNOT BE ALLOWED TO CONTINUE.”

The question is a troublesome one here in the U.S. as well, dividing liberals and serving as a watchword to conservatives. Recently, for instance, animal rights activists in Ohio were rallying for the legislature to make it more explicit that sex between humans and animals is forbidden by state law.

In April, animal advocates were seen protesting at the state capital in Columbus to raise awareness that Ohio has no law outlawing sexual exploitation of animals after a 61-year-old man was arrested for committing sex acts with dogs.

Ohio is one of only eleven U.S. states that don’t have any bestiality laws on the books, advocates say.

The U.S. and Canada are no outliers in having a mixed record when dealing with bestiality. A recent article from the Daily Mail lamented the troubling new trend of “animal brothels” rising in Germany as many humans are claiming sex with animals is just another “lifestyle choice.” source

What Is a Seared Conscience?

1 Timothy 4:1-2
Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;
Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;

What does it mean for a person to have a seared conscience?

The picture given by the apostle Paul is one in which a person’s conscience or convictions have been desensitized. Through repeated exposure to evil, a person’s sense of right and wrong can become numb to the point that a person can no longer easily distinguish between good and evil.

Isaiah condemned his readers for this type of spiritual insensitivity, saying, Isaiah 5:20
Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” In Isaiah’s case, this way of life would result in judgment to God’s people (Isaiah 5:26-30).

In 1 Timothy 4, we see that “some shall depart from the faith.” This indicates that those who call themselves Christians or are at least associated with Christianity will leave it. Instead, they will be devoted to demonic and deceitful teachings that will come through insincere liars with a warped sense of morality.

These words serve as a warning for believers in two ways. First, as believers we must develop a mind that is focused on the things of God rather than the ways of this world. This includes prayer (1 Timothy 2:1-2), growing in God’s Word (Psalm 1:1-3), community with other believers (Hebrews 10:25), sharing the gospel (Matthew 28:18-20), and serving others in need (Acts 2:44-45).

Second, we are warned against following false teachings. Jude 1:3 also adds, “Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.
We are to both live godly lives and stand against ungodly teaching. In 1 Timothy 1:3-4, Timothy was left at the church in Ephesus to keep people from teaching “no other doctrine” or unhealthy teaching. A vibrant Christian faith is one that is both growing in God’s grace and defending against false teachings.

When we draw near to God, He draws near to us (James 4:8). Activities that move us farther away from God or desensitize our heart toward God should be removed. This can include how much television we watch or the kind of content we consume, books we read, the websites we view, or even video games we play. In this way, we will avoid a seared conscience and live in a way that pleases God and changes the lives of others.

A MUST READ! ETERNAL LIFE THROUGH THE BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST IS A FREE GIFT

Our sins have separated us from a righteous and holy God, but in His Mercy and love towards us He has made a way of escape for all those who seek it. I am talking to you, right here and right now. God has an AMAZING gift for you, it costs you nothing but it caused Him to shed every drop of blood He had so He could purchase it for you. What is it?

It’s your salvation!!

IF YOU WERE TO DIE, WOULD YOU GO TO HEAVEN OR HELL?

For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.
Ephesians 2:8-9

Our sins have separated us from a righteous and holy God, but in His Mercy and love towards us He has made a way of escape for all those who seek it. I am talking to you, right here and right now!

But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.Romans 5: 8-10

THERE IS A PENALTY FOR YOUR SINS – ETERNAL TORMENT IN A PLACE CALLED HELL

For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our LordRomans 6:23
And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgmentHebrews 9:27

Yet, God does NOT want ANY of you to go there; which is why He said that Hell wasn’t prepared for you and me.

Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:
Matthew 25:41

Which is why it is written you must REPENT:

I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.
Luke 13:3

JESUS CHRIST IS GOD’S PROVISION FOR YOUR SINFUL CONDITION.

But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” Romans 5:8

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

You Can Be Saved–Right Now! 😁
Do you know that you’re a sinner in NEED of forgiveness and salvation?

Salvation is not a “magic bullet”, a “get out of jail free card”, or some “30 second prayer” someone gets you to pray. Salvation is a legally-binding transaction, as the Bible declares, when you the sinner take your sins to a sinless Saviour – Jesus Christ – and you trade your sins for His Righteousness!

Jesus Christ was crucified, died, was buried and rose again on the THIRD DAY according to the Scriptures. He did all that for YOU, to buy your pardon to SET YOU FREE! All you have to do is accept or reject that FREE GIFT. If you reject it, when you die, you will burn forever in a place called Hell (sorry; facts are facts!). If you accept it, the Bible says the moment you die you will be with Christ in Heaven never to die again. Which one do YOU want?

That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvationRomans 10:9-10

Pray and ask the Lord, “Lord Jesus, be merciful to me a sinner, and save me. I now, with a repentant heart, receive you as my Saviour”.

For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be savedRomans 10:13

It’s LOVE that constrains us to tell people they are lost and headed for Hell if they don’t know Jesus Christ, not hate. Hate says nothing.” – Geoffrey Grider

GOTTHARD BASE TUNNEL IN SWITZERLAND OPENS WITH BIZARRE SATANIC RITUAL CEREMONY

by Geoffrey Grider June 5, 2016
ON JUNE 1, 2016, 17 YEARS AFTER THE FIRST BLAST IN THE MAIN SHAFT, THE WORLD’S LONGEST RAILWAY TUNNEL OFFICIALLY OPENED.

And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smokers of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit.Revelation 9:2 (KJV)

First we will give you the facts and figures, then the spiritual implications of this incredible spectacle. We have seen lots of wacky end times stuff in the 7 years we have been running NTEB, but this is truly off the charts.

The Gotthard Base Tunnel is a railway base tunnel through the Alps. It opened on 1 June 2016 with full service to begin in December 2016. With a route length of 57.09 km (35.5 mi) and a total of 151.84 km (94.3 mi) of tunnels, shafts and passages, it is the world’s longest and deepest traffic tunnel and the first flat, low-level route through the Alps. The Gotthard Base Tunnel is, with a length of 57.09 kilometres (35.47 mi), the longest railway tunnel in the world, with a geodetic distance of 55.782 kilometres (34.661 mi) between the two portals. It is also the first flat route through the Alps or any other major mountain range, with a maximum height of 549 metres (1,801 ft) above sea level. It is, therefore, the deepest railway tunnel in the world, with a maximum depth of approximately 2,300 metres (7,500 ft), comparable to that of the deepest mines on Earth. Without ventilation, the temperature inside the mountain reaches 46 °C (115 °F).

To celebrate the momentous occasion, Switzerland invited guests of honor from Switzerland and abroad to a very strange opening ceremony. What they saw was a parade of zombie mine workers, fallen winged angels torturing lost souls, and an endless cavalcade of demonic images and references. And all this at a high-level corporate event! This was not some bohemian art show on a street corner, this was produced and put on by the billionaire, global, ruling elite.

And they are sending you a message….

So why on earth would the builders of the world’s largest and deepest tunnel want you to associate it with death, zombies and the Devil? Because the forces that inhabit that God-forsaken underworld are preparing to come up top to the surface during the time of Jacob’s trouble after the Rapture of the Church.

We are watching an unsaved world preparing itself to go through the time of the Great Tribulation where the supernatural will once again be visibly and physically evident. Everywhere you look, the unsaved are becoming more and more obsessed with satanism, the occult, zombies and darkness.

That is the time that’s coming, get saved and avoid the whole, stinking mess.

Are you ready for what comes next?

Why Is Only Earth Suitable for Life?

Scientists have learned that only an exceptionally fine-tuned planet like Earth has the necessary ingredients to harbor life. Additionally, our solar system and galaxy, as well as our entire universe, appear designed to support intelligent life.

The odds that such fine-tuning could have occurred by chance is not just unlikely–scientists say it is virtually impossible.

They Don’t Call These Astronomical for Nothing

An article in U.S. News & World Report remarks, “So far no theory is even close to explaining why physical laws exist, much less why they take the form they do. Standard big bang theory, for example, essentially explains the propitious universe in this way: ‘Well, we got lucky.’”¹

On Christmas Day in 2002, Jack Whitaker, of Scott Depot, West Virginia, got lucky, becoming the largest single-ticket lottery jackpot winner until that time in North America. His prize? A Powerball jackpot of $314.9 million. Over a hundred million other tickets didn’t match. What are the odds of that? (And what are the odds that within two years he would be robbed twice, face charges for attacking a bar manager, be sued for making trouble at a nightclub and a racetrack, and be arrested twice for drunk driving? Not nearly as unlikely as his Powerball winning ticket, but still true.)

If someone won even two such lotteries consecutively, we would all assume the results were rigged. And yet, when it comes to life existing in our universe, the odds are far more remote than winning a hundred Powerball lotteries consecutively.

Physicist Paul Davies comments, “The conclusion must be that we live in a world of astronomical unlikelihood.”²

Donald Page of Princeton’s Institute for Advanced Study has calculated that the odds against our universe randomly taking a form suitable for life is one out of 10124, a number beyond imagination.³

To try and visualize the difficulty, imagine all the grains of sand on all the beaches on Earth. Then encrypt one grain with a special code known only to you, and randomly bury that grain on a beach somewhere on Earth. (Maybe enjoy a vacation in Maui while you’re at it).

The chance a blindfolded person would ever discover that one grain of sand on their first pick is one out of 1020 (one chance in 100 billion billion.)

Now offer a reward to anyone who can find it on one pick, even though they don’t know which beach to scour, or how deep it is buried. But what if they did? Would anyone believe they discovered it by accident? Yet, scientists tell us that the likelihood of a big bang explosion resulting in a universe able to support life like ours is many times more improbable.

As we consider the odds for the fine-tuning of our universe, galaxy, solar system, and planet, let’s keep in mind just how extreme these odds really are. Not just one, but all of them require unbelievably precise fine-tuning. Can such precision be a result of anything other than design? Let’s take a look at why many scientists are asking this question.

Dr. Robin Collins states in The Case for a Creator, “Over the past thirty years or so, scientists have discovered that just about everything about the basic structure of the universe is balanced on a razor’s edge.”4 Over 35 different characteristics of the universe and its physical laws must be precisely fine-tuned for physical life to be possible.5 Following are six of those characteristics:

1. A large enough expansion rate. The birth of the universe had to begin with enough force, or life couldn’t exist. Stephen Hawking states, “If the rate of expansion one second after the big bang had been smaller by even one part in a hundred thousand million million, the universe would have recollapsed before it ever reached its present size.”6

2. A controlled expansion rate. Although the expansion rate had to be great enough for the universe to avoid a big crunch, if its outward force had been even a fraction greater, that would have been too much for gravity to form stars and planets. Life could never have been possible.7

3. Force of gravity. If the gravitational force were altered by 0.0000000000000000000000000000000000001 percent, neither Earth nor our Sun would exist—and you would not be here reading this.8

4. The balance of matter and antimatter. In the formation of the universe, the balance between matter and antimatter, and the excess of matter over antimatter, needed to be accurate to one part in ten billion for the universe to arise.

5. The mass density of the universe. For physical life to exist, the mass density of the universe must be fine-tuned to better than one part in a trillion trillion trillion trillion trillion (1060).9 Thus, the mass contained in all dark and visible matter, including stars, is essential for the existence of our universe.

6. Space-energy density. The space-energy density of the universe requires much greater precision than the mass density. For physical life to be possible, it must be fine-tuned to one part in 10120.10

According to the big bang theory, all of this minute fine-tuning was programmed into the initial conditions of the first microsecond of the explosion that began our universe. At that instant the rate and ratios of expansion, mass, density, antimatter, matter, etc., were set in place, eventually leading to a habitable planet called Earth.

In addition to the 35 different characteristics of our universe that must be just right for life to exist, our galaxy, solar system, and planet also needed to be exceptionally fine-tuned or we would not be here.11

ENDNOTES
Gregg Easterbrook, “Before the Big Bang,” U.S. News & World Report, special edition, 2003, 16.
Paul Davies, Other Worlds (London: Penguin, 1990), 169.
Dietrick E. Thompsen, “The Quantum Universe: A Zero-Point Fluctuation?” Science News, August 3, 1985, 73.
Quoted in Lee Strobel, The Case for a Creator (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2004), 131.
Hugh Ross, The Creator and the Cosmos, 3rd ed. (Colorado Springs, CO: NavPress, 2001), 224.
Stephen Hawking, A Brief History of Time (New York: Bantam, 1990), 121–122.
John D. Barrow and George Silk, The Left Hand of Creation: The Origin and Evolution of the Expanding Universe (New York: Basic, 1983), 206.
Lawrence M. Krauss, “The End of the Age Problem and the Case for a Cosmological Constant Revisited,” Astrophysical Journal 501 (1998): 461–466.
Ross, 53.
Ibid., 187.
Ibid., 187–193.

Human Evolution: Beyond Preposterous

By Jeff Miller, Ph. D
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We know what a human is. Scientists have defined our kind with precision. With that precise definition of what constitutes a human, we can know that everything either is or is not a human. There is no middle ground. This principle of logic is known as the Law of Excluded Middle.1 If Darwin was right, then at some point in history, a non-human had to give rise to a human, either by transforming into a human or giving birth to a human.2 And yet there is absolutely no evidence of such an event occurring. Instead, we find that in nature, life comes from life of its own kind—a truth known as the Law of Biogenesis.3 Finches give birth to finches. Peppered moths have peppered moths. Horses have horses. Whales have whales. Bacteria have bacteria.
It has always intrigued me that the evolutionary side of the aisle seems to be notably silent about the fact that at the beginning of the human species, not merely a single human had to come into existence from a non-human—an impossible feat on its own. Neither is it the case that merely two human beings had to evolve onto the scene, either. Rather, at least one male and one distinctly different human being—the female; equipped with a significantly different anatomy—had to evolve simultaneously on the Earth in order for the human species to propagate itself. In other words,one male human could not have randomly come into existence one day, and a female two hundred years later. No, there had to be representatives of both genders on the Earth simultaneously, doubling the impossibility of the event.
Further, those male and female human bodies had to also contain the fully functional reproductive components that would be necessary to replicate humanity. And even further, those male and female human beings had to accidentally run into each other on planet Earth—a sphere with a surface area of 196,900,000 square miles. They had to find each other in what is thought to have been a very hostile and primitive Earthly environment as well—without first starving or being eaten by the ferocious animals that evolutionary images of early man portray.
They had to find each other while they were in the childbearing years, as well—not too old or young to reproduce before the other individual died. Assuming the two were able to find each other at the right time (and were willing and able to reproduce with each other), mother and child then had to survive the ordeal of child birth in those allegedly primitive circumstances.
Running into any one of these significant barriers to success would have killed off humans before we got started. If the accidental emergence of a single human being from a non-human being seems ludicrous to you, surely the other requirements necessary to make the species stick shows the evolutionary proposition to be beyond preposterous.

ENDNOTES
1 W. Stanley Jevons (1888), Elementary Lessons in Logic: Deductive & Inductive (New York: MacMillan), p. 119.
2 Antony G.N. Flew and Thomas B. Warren (1977), The Warren-Flew Debate on the Existence of God (Jonesboro, AR: National Christian Press).
3 Jeff Miller (2014), “God and the Laws of Science: Genetics vs. Evolution [Part 1],” Apologetics Press, https://www.apologeticspress.org/APContent.aspx?category=9&article=4779&topic=296.