Thursday, June 21, 2018

World Council of Churches: Taking the Pulse of Popes and Protestants


Care for creation and universal primacy on the agenda for the 70th annivesary of WCC...

Pope's World Council of Churches visit takes on significance in divisive era

Pope Francis' upcoming visit to Geneva to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the World Council of Churches, a fellowship of 348 Christian denominations, is taking on special significance because of the increasingly divisive nature of global politics, say several former ecumenical dialogue participants.

..."When the Bishop of Rome gathers with leaders of other Christian communions, he and they are making a statement about the unity to which God calls us, not only as members of the Christian family but as members of the human family," said Massa.

...The commission said that there had been "significant ecumenical discussion" about a "universal ministry of primacy" 
...Delaney said the dialogue between the Catholic Church and the World Council is of unique value among the many such ecumenical dialogues.
"It's the only way we can keep in touch with developments in the Protestant churches and how they help or hinder Christian unity," she said. "So, it's very important."


Thursday, June 14, 2018

Erdogan fears world war between the cross and the crescent

Erdogan “They say they’re going to kick our religious men out of Austria. Do you think we will not react if you do such a thing? “That means we’re going to have to do something.”


Erdogan denounces Austria's decision to close mosques

Comments came the day after the Austrian government announced it could expel up to 60 Turkish-funded imams

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday strongly criticised Austria’s move to close mosques and expel Turkish-funded imams, criticising the decision as anti-Islamic and promising a response.

“These measures taken by the Austrian prime minister are, I fear, leading the world towards a war between the cross and the crescent,” Mr Erdogan said in a speech in Istanbul.

His comments came the day after the Austrian government announced it could expel up to 60 Turkish-funded imams and their families, and would shut down seven mosques as part of a clampdown on “political Islam”.

The announcement triggered fury in Ankara.

Interior minister Herbert Kickl of the far-right Freedom Party, the junior partner in Austria’s coalition government, said the move concerned imams with alleged links to the Turkish-Islamic Cultural Associations organisation, a branch of Turkey’s religious affairs agency Diyanet.

Mr Kickl said his government suspects them of contravening a ban on foreign funding of religious office holders.

A Turkish presidential spokesman had on Friday described the Austrian move as “a reflection of the anti-Islam, racist and discriminatory populist wave in this country”.

However, other European far-right leaders welcomed the announcement.

Even Austria’s opposition parties were broadly supportive of Friday’s announcement, with the centre-left Social Democrats calling it “the first sensible thing this government has done”.

But the Green Party pointed out it could serve as a propaganda victory for the Turkish government.

Mr Erdogan, speaking on Saturday, said: “They say they’re going to kick our religious men out of Austria. Do you think we will not react if you do such a thing?

“That means we’re going to have to do something.”

About 360,000 people of Turkish origin live in Austria, including 117,000 Turkish nationals.

Relations between Ankara and Vienna have been strained since a failed coup in 2016 against Mr Erdogan that was followed by a wave of arrests.

His speech comes in the run-up to presidential and legislative elections on June 24 in which Mr Erdogan faces stiff opposition.

The Austrian government has banned Turkish officials from holding meetings in the country before the polls.


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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Ireland overturns abortion ban

Irish abortion referendum: Ireland overturns abortion ban

  • 26 May 2018
The Republic of Ireland has voted overwhelmingly to overturn the abortion ban by 66.4% to 33.6%.
A referendum held on Friday resulted in a landslide win for the repeal side.

Currently, abortion is only allowed when a woman's life is at risk, but not in cases of rape, incest or fatal foetal abnormality.

The Eighth Amendment, which grants an equal right to life to the mother and unborn, will be replaced.

The declaration was made at Dublin Castle at 18:13 local time.

My refuge in the day of disaster.

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Jeremiah Prays for Deliverance


14 Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed;
    save me, and I shall be saved,
    for you are my praise.
15 Behold, they say to me,
    “Where is the word of the Lord?
    Let it come!”
16 I have not run away from being your shepherd,
    nor have I desired the day of sickness.
You know what came out of my lips;
    it was before your face.
17 Be not a terror to me;
    you are my refuge in the day of disaster.
18 Let those be put to shame who persecute me,
    but let me not be put to shame;
let them be dismayed,
    but let me not be dismayed;
bring upon them the day of disaster;
    destroy them with double destruction!

The Orwellian Jailing of Tommy Robinson


Tommy Robinson, Gang Rapes and Britian's Miscarriage of Justice



Parliamentary Questions on the Arrest of Tommy Robinson
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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Mass Shootings Caused by Drugs!

Pharmaceutical Murder – Mass Shootings Caused by Drugs!

Published on May 21, 2018
What is it we never see in the press about the tragic mass shootings that are happening now on a routine basis? What pharmaceutical drugs these shooters are on, their health history and who the doctors are who are responsible for the physical and mental health of of these mass murders, that’s what!

Twenty-seven drug regulatory agency warnings cite psychiatric drug side effects of mania, psychosis, violence and homicidal ideation; 1,531 cases of psychiatric drug induced homicide/homicidal ideation have been reported to the US FDA; 65 high profile cases of mass shootings/murder have been committed by individuals under the influence of these drugs, yet there has never been a federal investigation into the link between seemingly senseless acts of violence and the use of mind-altering psychotropic drugs.




Yet yesterday in the Associated Press and several Washington newspapers we read a hysterical wave of protest after the National Rifle Association’s incoming president linked school shootings and other violence to using medications such as Ritalin:

George DuPaul, a psychologist at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania said, "There’s really no evidence whatsoever that links treatment for ADHD with Ritalin and drugs like that with violence, let alone gun violence." If anything, DuPaul said, children tend to be less aggressive. Right here in this statement we see how mass killings have become sanctioned by the press and mainstream institutions.

UNDERSTANDING SHAVUOT/PENTECOST

Pope Francis tells gay man: 'God made you like this'

Pope Francis tells gay man: 'God made you like this and loves you like this'

Remarks during conversation with sex abuse victim are pontiff’s clearest acceptance of homosexuality to date.

A victim of clerical sex abuse has said Pope Francis told him God made him gay and his sexuality “does not matter”.

Juan Carlos Cruz spoke privately with the pontiff last week about the abuse he suffered at the hands of a prominent Chilean priest.

After his sexuality came up in conversation, Francis reportedly told him: “Juan Carlos, that you are gay does not matter.
God made you like that and loves you like this and I don’t care. The Pope loves you like this. You have to be happy with who you are.”

‘Who am I to judge gay people?’ Pope Francis marks shift in Catholic

Monday, May 21, 2018

Pope Francis says he will retire

Catholic Online 


By Marshall Connolly (Catholic Online)
5/15/2018 (6 days ago)
Catholic Online (https://www.catholic.org)

Pope Francis hints at likely retirement.
Pope Francis spoke about when it will be time for him to retire during his homily on Tuesday. The statement may be the most direct announcement yet that he will someday retire. Pope Francis has previously hinted at his retirement.

LOS ANGELES, CA (California Network) - Pope Francis made a surprising statement during a homily on St. Paul on Tuesday. The Pope mentioned that St. Paul had to decide when to leave his flock of Christians to the care of others. Pope Francis then talked about the right time to "take leave" of his flock, alluding to his possible retirement.

Sex abuse and cover-ups in Chilean church leads to mass resignation of 34 bishops

Mass resignation of 34 bishops exposes crisis in Chilean church

The Catholic Church is facing a widening crisis over claims of child sex abuse and cover-ups that triggered the unprecedented resignation of all 34 of Chile’s bishops on Friday after the pope accused them of “grave negligence”.
The decision to resign followed four days of emergency talks with Pope Francis in which the pontiff accused bishops of failing to investigate abuse allegations amid claims that evidence of sex crimes had been destroyed. It is the first time all of the most senior clerics of a country have volunteered to stand down over sex abuse claims. They asked forgiveness from the victims, the pope and all Catholics for their "grave errors and omissions" while vowing to repair the damage.

One of the resigning bishops, Alejandro Goic, apologised again Saturday for failing to respond to reports of cases of sexual abuse in his diocese, including one involving a priest who sent naked pictures of himself to a false Facebook profile in a sting operation.

While many of the Chilean victims of abuse welcomed the news, they have called for the Vatican to pursue further action.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Al-Qaeda calls for jihad against U.S. as embassy opens in Jerusalem

Al-Qaeda top dog calls for jihad against U.S. as embassy opens in Jerusalem

American officials have always counseled appeasement in the face of this intimidation: give the jihadis what they want, and maybe they won’t hurt us. That course of action, however, only encourages more intimidation. President Trump is right to call a halt to such appeasement, and to stand strong.
“Al-Qaeda Terrorist Leader Calls for Jihad Against U.S. as Embassy Opens in Jerusalem,” by Simon Kent, Breitbart, May 14, 2018 (thanks to Ken):
Muslims should wage jihad against the U.S. as a response to America’s decision to move its Israel embassy from Tel Aviv to the capital Jerusalem, Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri said on Sunday.
The Egyptian doctor who assumed leadership of the global terror group after its founder Osama bin Laden was killed in 2011 made his call in a video titled “Tel Aviv is Also a Land of Muslims.”
U.S. President Donald Trump “was clear and explicit, and he revealed the true face of the modern Crusade, where standing down and appeasement does not work with them, but only resistance through the call and jihad,” al-Zawahiri said, according to a transcript provided to AFP by the SITE monitoring agency.
He added that Bin Laden had declared the U.S. “the first enemy of the Muslims, and swore that it will not dream of security until it is lived in reality in Palestine, and until all the armies of disbelief leave the land of Muhammad.”
Al-Zawahiri argued that Islamic countries had failed to act in Muslims’ interests by entering into the United Nations, which recognizes Israel, and following Security Council and General Assembly resolutions rather than bending to the will of sharia (Islamic law)….

Monday, May 14, 2018

Jerusalem Embassy and Gaza Protests

Two Dead, 22 Palestinians Reported Wounded by Israeli Gunfire at Border Fence

Thousands march toward Gaza border ■ U.S. embassy opening ceremony at 4 P.M. ■ Hezbollah: Jerusalem embassy move 'worthless' ■ Palestinians in West Bank, Jerusalem urged to 'clash with the occupation'

Jack Khoury, Noa Landau and Haaretz May 14, 2018 12:51 PM

The Israel Police is preparing for the U.S. embassy move from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem with thousands of policemen deployed through the city. At 4:00 P.M. (Israel Time), the official ceremony will take place at the U.S. Consulate in the Arnona neighborhood of Jerusalem, which will officially become the U.S. embassy this week

Palestinians throughout the West Bank and Jerusalem were urged to turn out en masse to protest the embassy move and take part in Tuesday's 70th anniversary of the Nakba, or “catastrophe,” as Palestinians term Israel’s creation.

In Ramallah and El Bireh, the marches are expected to start at 11 A.M. and proceed to the Qalandiyah Checkpoint near Jerusalem. Marches will also leave from other cities, including Bethlehem, Hebron, Nablus and Jericho

See more here.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Fatima: Harbinger of Deception?



Fatima 2 – We have what may be the Smoking Gun…

Most people are aware that something happened over 100 years ago on the moors of Fatima, Portugal. However, in my opinion, the story has been obfuscated and “managed” by the authorities and the church.

Remember this, Communism was threatening all of Europe, World War I was raging, and in the halls Parliament in Great Britain the Balfour declaration—which would lead to the creation of the state of Israel— was being discussed.

Enter three illiterate children who have an encounter with a being. The entity communicated with them telepathically. The entity never said it was Mary, only that it came from the sky.
Some of you who are reading this may take offense at this. Let me make it clear that I’m not disparaging what people want to believe. However, if we go to the original hand-written documents from 1917, and comb through them in my opinion, a completely different set of facts emerge.
Here’s what we discovered and reveal in the soon-to-be-released film Fatima 2 – Strange Phenomenon.

Cardinal fighst against Vatican deal with Beijing

Cardinal Zen sticks to his guns in fight against Vatican deal with Beijing

13 May 2018 15:51 Kris Cheng

Hong Kong’s Cardinal Joseph Zen, 86, is continuing a one-man fight inside the Catholic establishment to oppose a deal between the Vatican and China over who can appoint bishops in the officially atheist country.

A potential agreement between the Vatican and Beijing was reportedly in its final stages in March – though Zen often called it a “deal with the devil” and a “complete sellout.” Perhaps – in part – because of his efforts, the critical voices he inspired, and the ever-harsher suppression of religion in China, the Vatican now says the deal is not going anywhere soon.

“I had a very special experience. I know China. I know the church in China. I have worked seven years, spending six months a year from 1989 to 1996 in [government-recognised churches] teaching the seminaries,” Zen, born in Shanghai to Catholic parents, said in an interview with HKFP.

Suicide Bombers in Deadly Attacks on 3 Churches in Indonesia

Suicide Bombers in Deadly Attacks on 3 Churches in Indonesia

By Muktita Suhartono

May 13, 2018
BANDUNG, Indonesia — At least 11 people were killed on Sunday morning after suicide bombers detonated explosions at three churches in Surabaya, Indonesia’s second-largest city, as worshipers gathered between services, the police said.

More than 41 other people were injured by the attackers, at least one of whom was disguised as a churchgoer, said Frans Barung Mangera, a police spokesman. He said the number of casualties could increase as the police were still investigating the blasts.

Mr. Mangera said the bombs had been detonated in different parts of the city within minutes of one another, suggesting the attacks had been coordinated. He said the victims included many worshipers who were entering and leaving the churches between services. Two police officers were among the victims, he said.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Rick Warren Continues on the Road To Rome

NEW YORK - One of America’s leading evangelicals believes a new pastoral letter on mental health by California’s Catholic bishops serves as a “watershed moment, and a new standard for mental health ministries around the world.”
On Wednesday, the California Catholic Conference released “Hope and Healing,” a pastoral letter calling for an end to the stigma around mental illness and greater collaboration between science and medical professionals and people of faith.
According to Pastor Rick Warren, founder and pastor of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California, the document will be used “not simply by Catholics and Christians in California, but also by non-believers.”
In an interview with Crux, Warren praised the document as being “very well-written,” noting that it’s “both pastoral and scientific.”
Warren is quoted in the letter calling for greater recognition that mental illness is not the result of a lack of faith in God.

Israel and Iran on brink of full-scale war

Iranian forces have hit Israel from Syria

Israel has launched one of the heaviest barrages against Iranian targets in neighbouring Syria since the civil war there began in 2011, after Iranian forces in the country bombarded Israeli army bases with rockets.
The attack on the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights marks the first time Iranian forces have hit Israel from Syria, where they are supporting the country’s president, Bashar al-Assad.
Israel said its targets included weapons storage, logistics sites and intelligence centres used by elite Iranian forces in Syria. It also said it destroyed several Syrian air-defence systems after coming under heavy fire and that none of its warplanes were hit.
It was the most intensive Israeli action in Syria since civil war broke out there in 2011.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Muslim World League, Vatican boost religious ties

Muslim World League, Vatican boost religious ties
  • Accord emphasizes the need for promoting dialogue in a world that has become more versatile in terms of race, religions and cultures.
  • Two parties obliged to work toward strengthening religious and spiritual ties between Christians and Muslims.
JEDDAH: Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa, secretary-general of the Muslim World League (MWL), and Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, president of the Pontifical Council for Interfaith Dialogue at the Vatican, have signed a cooperation agreement on achieving common objectives.

Tauran praised the efforts of the MWL in leading initiatives to strengthen relationships and build bridges between religions.

“It is not my intention to present a list of the many initiatives implemented by this organization, but I am fully aware of the relentless efforts exerted to make it through its various programs, really reflect the true meaning of its name, a link, not only among Muslims but also with believers of other religions, especially Christians, to achieve common goals,” he said.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Religious Genocide in Middle East



Faithkeepers is Clarion's documentary film about the violent persecution and genocide of Christians and other minorities in the Middle East.
The film features exclusive footage and testimonials of Christians, Baha’i, Yazidis, Jews, and other minority refugees, and a historical context of the persecution in the region.
Released in the Spring of 2016, the film also follows the story of a 24-year-old Christian student from North Carolina on her journey of understanding, discovery and solidarity with persecuted brothers and sisters in the Middle East.
Faithkeepers – the movie and the movement – will awaken, enlighten and inspire all people of faith to stand up and take action. For the full film: http://faithkeepers.clarionproject.org/

Jonathan Cahn - The Bible's Pattern for Kings, Countries and Calamity



Iran: Israel Will Pay for Strike

Iran: Israel Will Pay for Strike on Drone Base in Syria

Tehran's Foreign Ministry warns 'Zionist regime' will receive 'an appropriate response' to attack

Jack Khoury Apr 16, 2018 10:25 PM

Iran will punish Israel for a strike on a drone base in Syria, Tehran's Foreign Ministry said Monday, following a report quoting an Israeli senior military official as admitting that the country was behind the attack.
“Tel Aviv will be punished for its aggressive action,” Bahram Ghassemi, the spokesman for Iran's Foreign Ministry, told reporters. "The occupying Zionist regime will, sooner or later, receive an appropriate response to its actions."
Ghassemi called the airstrike “unacceptable” and said “the Syrian military can defend its territory and will do so."

Sunday, April 15, 2018

ISRAEL AT THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY


The prophet Jeremiah in chapter 30 and verse 7 makes a reference to something he calls the “time of Jacob’s trouble”, which is the same thing Jesus mentions in Matthew 24 when He talks about the coming time of “great tribulation”. When the Jews were in Babylon, Daniel read the book of Jeremiah and understood that God would revisit His people after 70 years. Is it possible that God will once again visit as Israel celebrates their 70th anniversary?
IS THE LORD PREPARING TO ONCE AGAIN BEGIN DEALING
WITH HIS CHOSEN PEOPLE AS ISRAEL APPROACHES THE 70TH
ANNIVERSARY OF BEING BACK IN THE LAND?
“For thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Let not your prophets and your diviners, that be in the midst of you, deceive you, neither hearken to your dreams which ye cause to be dreamed. For they prophesy falsely unto you in my name: I have not sent them, saith the LORD. For thus saith the LORD, That after seventy years be accomplished at Babylon I will visit you, and perform my good word toward you, in causing you to return to this place.” Jeremiah 29:8-10 (KJV)
In this article, I want to talk about what I see as the amazing potential in 2018 for the fulfillment of Bible prophecy. There will be no date setting, fear mongering or end times scare tactics of any kind. There will be no “4 Blood Moons” hype for book sales nonsense happening here. The Bible says the moon will become blood, not simply turn red. So with that, let’s take a look at some areas where we just might see Bible prophecy fulfilled in 2018.
ISRAEL AT THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF THEIR REGATHERING
IS A HOTBED OF  POTENTIAL PROPHETIC FULFILLMENT
The prophet Jeremiah in chapter 30 and verse 7 makes a reference to something he calls the “time of Jacob’s trouble”, which is the same thing Jesus mentions in Matthew 24 when He talks about the coming time of “great tribulation”. When the Jews were in Babylon, Daniel read the book of Jeremiah and understood that God would revisit His people after 70 years. Is it possible that God will once again visit as Israel celebrates their 70th anniversary?
“Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble; but he shall be saved out of it.” Jeremiah 30:7 (KJV)
But just one chapter before that, Jeremiah mentions something that immediately preceded that, a visitation from the Lord after 70 years. Historically this is talking about the Jews in Babylonian captivity, but is also a prophecy of the Jews in the time of Jacob’s trouble in the end times.
“For thus saith the LORD, That after seventy years be accomplished at Babylon I will visit you, and perform my good word toward you, in causing you to return to this place.” Jeremiah 29:10 (KJV)

THIRD Temple Coin Minted For Israel’s 70th Anniversary

New Special Edition Temple Coin Minted For Israel’s 70th Anniversary Is Fundraiser For THIRD TEMPLE, WHICH ANTICHRIST WILL DEFILE





The organizations that created the original Trump-Cyrus Coin are now minting a special edition “70 Year Redemption Coin” focused on generating an international effort to build the Third Temple. The timing, coming just before Israel’s 70th birthday, is essential, and the organizers see the Temple as the only hope in averting the developing multinational conflict looming on Israel’s northern border. “The Temple, as a house of prayer for all nations, is the source of true peace,” Rabbi Hillel Weiss, spokesman for the nascent Sanhedrin, a biblically mandated court of 71 elders, told Breaking Israel News. “It has been presented in the media as a ‘flashpoint’, the focus of conflict. That is the opposite of the truth and has actually made this lie into a reality.” (READ MORE)

A Prophetic Perspective on the Syrian Conflict