Thursday, January 29, 2009

Obama Declares War

By Dr. David R. Reagan

The Obama Administration has wasted no time in declaring war on Evangelical Christians.

Within minutes after the new President took his oath of office, his staff posted his agendas concerning homosexuality and abortion on the White House website.

Sexual Perversion

With regard to sexual perversion, the President's policy goals are spelled out as follows:

1) Defeat all state and federal constitutional efforts to defend the definition of biblical marriage as being a union between one man and one woman.

2) Repeal the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) signed by Bill Clinton. (This is currently the only line of defense keeping all 50 states from being forced to recognize so-called "same-sex marriages" from extremely liberal states like Massachusetts and Connecticut.)

3) Repeal the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy.

4) Pass "hate crimes" legislation granting homosexuals and cross dressers special rights denied to other Americans. (This legislation, depending on how it is drafted, could even attempt to muzzle any criticism of homosexuality as being unbiblical and unnatural perversion.)

5) Pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) which would force business owners (religious and otherwise) to abandon traditional values relative to sexual morality under penalty of law.

6) Create intentionally motherless and fatherless homes by expanding "gay adoption." To see it for yourself, go to www.whitehouse.gov/agenda/civil_rights/ and scroll down the page to "Support for the LGBT Community." (LGBT is an acronym for "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered.")

Abortion

With regard to abortion, The President's agenda is:

1) Opposition to any constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court's abortion decision in Roe v Wade.

2) Support of the Prevention First Act which would provide access to contraception and "preventive services to help reduce unintended pregnancies" (a euphemism for abortion).

You will find these proposals on the White House website at www.whitehouse.gov/agenda/women.

Although it is not mentioned on the website, the President has made it clear that he will support the Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA). In fact, he promised Planned Parenthood that signing the FOCA would be "the first thing I'd do as President." FOCA is by far the most radical piece of abortion legislation ever introduced into the Congress.

According to pro-choice advocates:

FOCA would overturn the ban on the barbaric procedure called "partial-birth abortion."
FOCA would invalidate scores of pro-life laws passed by dozens of states.
FOCA would eliminate existing laws against taxpayer-funded abortions.

Consequences to the Nation

This outrageous attack on biblical morals should come as no surprise to anyone. The American voters were warned time and time again during the presidential campaign that Obama would push the most radical homosexual and abortion agenda in American history. But millions voted for charisma and eloquence rather than paying attention to the issues.

I cannot overemphasize how critical a situation we are facing in this country. We are in the midst of a great financial crisis and we have enemies worldwide who desire to destroy us. I want to see President Obama succeed in solving our financial crisis and defending this nation against Islamic terrorism. But he has literally no hope of succeeding as long as he thumbs his nose at God and God's Word.

In addition to pushing homosexuality, same-sex marriage, and abortion, he has also made it clear that he will demand a division of the land of Israel as part of a "two-state solution." These policies are national suicide.

God cannot be mocked, nor can He be deceived (Galatians 6:7). He will not sit idly by and allow our nation to turn its back on Him and do what we please. We have been blessed more mightily than any other nation in history, and to those to whom much is given, much is expected (Luke 12:47-48).

Call to Prayer

We need to pray as we have never prayed before for our President. We need to pray for his heart to be softened and his ideas to be conformed to God's Word (Proverbs 21:1). And we need to pray that all his efforts to implement policies contrary to God's Word will be confused, frustrated, and defeated.

Readers' Digest Gambles on Rick Warren's Deeds Not Creeds Popularity


Wall Street Journal: Top-Selling Pastor Goes Quarterly: Rick Warren's Purpose Driven Connection Joins a Tough Magazine Market by RUSSELL ADAMS

He has written one of the best-selling books in history. But can pastor Rick Warren sell a magazine?

The test starts this week, with the debut of Purpose Driven Connection, a quarterly publication from Reader's Digest Association to be sold as part of a bundle of multimedia products its backers hope will connect Christians to each other and God. A subscription includes access to a Facebook-like Christian social-media Web site and DVD guides for leading a prayer group.

Still, Mr. Warren, whose message emphasizes deeds over doctrine, says his book's success shows there is a huge audience of people with some connection to Christianity, or at least a willingness to embrace it. "There's a flat-out segment of Americans who are unashamed followers of Jesus Christ," Mr. Warren said. "We're not trying to make this a magazine for everybody."

With an estimated 100 million evangelical Christians in the U.S. alone, according to studies, the venture doesn't need to have broader appeal to be successful, says Alyce Alston, president of Reader's Digest's Health & Wellness and Home & Garden segments. "My focus and goal has been on creating products that have huge demand among a Christian audience," Ms. Alston says. "If I can do that well, it will monetize itself."

Israel's chief rabbinate severs Vatican ties

By IAN DEITCH Associated Press Writer

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel's chief rabbinate severed ties with the Vatican on Wednesday to protest a papal decision to reinstate a bishop who publicly denied 6 million Jews were killed during the Holocaust.

The Jewish state's highest religious authority sent a letter to the Holy See expressing "sorrow and pain" at the papal decision. "It will be very difficult for the chief rabbinate of Israel to continue its dialogue with the Vatican as before," the letter said. Chief rabbis of both the Ashkenazi and Sephardic Jews were parties to the letter.

The rabbinate, which faxed a copy of the letter to The Associated Press, also canceled a meeting with the Vatican set for March. The rabbinate and the state of Israel have separate ties with the Vatican, and Wednesday's move does not affect state relations.

HT: In The Days

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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

British Prime Minister Urges New Rules For New Global Order

The Sydney Morning Herald

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown says that the current financial crisis should be viewed as an opportunity to create a "new global order", ahead of a week of meetings with world leaders.

Speaking in London, Brown - due to meet the leaders of Japan, South Korea and China in the next seven days - renewed a warning against protectionism, urging countries to instead help set "new rules for this new global order".

"Or we could view the threats and challenges we face today as the difficult birth pangs of a new global order, and our task now as nothing less than making the transition through a new internationalism to the benefits of an expanding global economy, not muddling through as pessimists but making the necessary adjustment to a better future and setting new rules for this new global order."

Brown's spokesman Michael Ellam said that the premier would meet South Korean Prime Minister Han Seung-Soo and Japanese premier Taro Aso, as well as World Bank chief Robert Zoellick at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos on Friday.

Watch the Global Bankers underwrite the Rise of The Fourth Kingdom .

A VERY REAL NEW WORLD ORDER

By Chuck Baldwin NewsWithViews.com

It is hard to believe, but a majority of Americans (including Christians and conservatives) seem oblivious to the fact that there is a very real, very legitimate New World Order (NWO) unfolding. In the face of overwhelming evidence, most Americans not only seem totally unaware of this reality, they seem unwilling to even remotely entertain the notion.

...That a New World Order is emerging is not in question. The only question is, What will freedom-loving Americans do about it? Of course, the first thing they have to do is admit that an emerging New World Order exists! Until conservatives, Christians, pastors, constitutionalists, and others who care about a sovereign, independent United States acknowledge the reality of an emerging New World Order, they will be incapable of opposing it. And right now, that is exactly what they are not doing.

See more on The Rise of The Fourth Kingdom .

Davos delegates gather to 'shape new world'

By CNN's Simon Hooper DAVOS, Switzerland (CNN)

DAVOS, Switzerland (CNN) -- The head of the World Economic Forum has urged delegates to respond to the global economic crisis by shaping a "new world" as they braved snowstorms, icy roads and subzero temperatures Tuesday to gather for the five-day annual brainstorm in the Swiss Alps.

Speaking to CNN, WEF founder Klaus Schwab said the world was in the midst of a "transformational crisis" and admitted that Davos 2009 would be "more concerned, more austere and more modest" than previous events.

"The whole atmosphere is going to be different," said Schwab. "Above all else this is a crisis of confidence. To re-store confidence you have to establish signposts that the world after the crisis will be different. We have to create a new world and that is what Davos 2009 will be all about -- serving society."

See more on The Rise of The Fourth Kingdom .

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Pope reprieves Holocaust-denying priest

The Vatican appears to be sacrificing truth for the sake of Roman Catholic unity...

Jerusalem Post MATTHEW WAGNER, AP AND JTA

In an attempt to heal a two-decade old schism, Pope Benedict XVI has lifted the excommunications of four bishops, including one who is a Holocaust denier.

Richard Williamson, a British bishop, was shown in a Swedish state TV interview this week saying that historical evidence "is hugely against 6 million Jews having been deliberately gassed."

Williamson has said that only 200,000-300,000 Jews died during World War II and that gas chambers were a fiction.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Examine Yourself, Test Your Church



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Kissinger Continues Call For Global Government

From London: Henry Kissinger: The world must forge a new order or retreat to chaos

...Even the most affluent countries will confront shrinking resources. Each will have to redefine its national priorities. An international order will emerge if a system of compatible priorities comes into being. It will fragment disastrously if the various priorities cannot be reconciled.

...The alternative to a new international order is chaos.

...The economic world has been globalised. Its institutions have a global reach and have operated by maxims that assumed a self-regulating global market. The financial collapse exposed the mirage. It made evident the absence of global institutions to cushion the shock and to reverse the trend.

...In the end, the political and economic systems can be harmonised in only one of two ways: by creating an international political regulatory system with the same reach as that of the economic world; or by shrinking the economic units to a size manageable by existing political structures, which is likely to lead to a new mercantilism, perhaps of regional units. A new Bretton Woods kind of global agreement is by far the preferable outcome.

...An international order can be permanent only if its participants have a share not only in building but also in securing it. In this manner, America and its potential partners have a unique opportunity to transform a moment of crisis into a vision of hope.

Editor's note:
Kissinger's international order is already testing the security model. The global Phoenix is already rising: New world shapes up off Somalia and China sails into new world order.

See more on the Rise of The Fourth Kingdom. See more on Henry Kissinger here.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Huge Natural Gas Reserves Discovered In Israel

BIBLE PROPHECY UPDATE: Israel discovers “inconceivably huge quantities” of natural gas reserves off Haifa by best selling author and founder of the Joshua Fund, Joel C. Rosenberg.

Consider the following:
1. “LIVING SECURELY IN THE LAND” – As I wrote about several days ago, there are intriguing implications of Israel’s war against Hamas in Gaza for the fulfillment of major Bible prophecies. This war could lead to: A) the toppling of Hamas in favor of a moderate leadership in Gaza (possible, but doubtful at this stage); or B) a cease fire between Israel and a weakened Hamas that truly holds for the next several years, and provides Israeli citizens on the southern border a real measure of safety and security (still too early to say, but increasingly possible given the events of the last 23 days and the last 48 hours).

2. ISRAEL MAKES ENORMOUS AND “HISTORIC” DISCOVERY OF NATURAL GAS OFF HAIFA — Ezekiel 38-39 has another precondition that has to happen before the “War of Gog and Magog” can begin — Israel must be notably prosperous. In my first non-fiction book, Epicenter, I noted that Israel is already far more prosperous than her immediate neighbors, the Palestinians, the Egyptians, the Jordanians, the Syrians and the Lebanese.

See related articles: Israel: The Battle Has Just Begun , this video What Really Happened In The Middle East and Isralestine: The Ancient Blueprints of the Future Middle East .

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SMILING AT SOCIALISM & SCORNING THE BIBLE

By Berit Kjos January 19, 2009 NewsWithViews.com

"[Obama] can give new impetus to American foreign policy partly because the reception of him is so extraordinary around the world. His task will be to develop an overall strategy for America in this period when, really, a new world order can be created. It's a great opportunity, it isn't just a crisis.'[1] Henry Kissinger

“Hitler’s aim was first to move the masses and then, having pried them loose from their traditional loyalties and moralities, to impose upon them (with the hypnotized consent of the majority) a new authoritarian order of his own devising."[2] Aldous Huxley, Brave New World Revisited, 1958

"Until last week, Carol M. Browner, President-elect Barack Obama's pick as global warming czar, was listed as one of 14 leaders of a socialist group's Commission for a Sustainable World Society [Socialist International], which calls for 'global governance' and says rich countries must shrink their economies...."[3]

"...when you remove God from a society, you remove the basis for a moral code...."[4] John Noble, "I Found God in Soviet Russia"


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KEN SILVA: THE ATTACK ON SOLA SCRIPTURA


In this edition of The Mike Corley Program:

Mike shares a recent conversation he had with Pastor Ken Silva of Apprising Ministries and Christian Research Network. They discuss the growing attack on the doctrine of Sola Scriptura, that God’s Word is the sole basis for our faith as believers and that the biblical Word, rather than spiritual experience, is the test of truth.

You can listen to The Mike Corley Program here.

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War an option to pressure Pakistan

By Iftikhar Gilani @ The Daily Times

NEW DELHI: War is not a solution to the problems between India and Pakistan but remains an option to pressure Pakistan to accede to New Delhi’s demands, Indian External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee said in a TV interview on Saturday.

He rebuffed Pakistani claims that India had shared only ‘information’ and not ‘evidence’ on the Mumbai terrorist attacks.

South Korea Orders Alert After North Korean Threat

Bloomberg by Heejin Koo

South Korea placed its military on alert after North Korea threatened “strong military retaliatory steps” over the government in Seoul’s confrontational policies.

South Korea ordered its army, navy and air force to “strengthen their alert status,” the Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement yesterday. “No particular movements by the North Korean military have been detected,” it added.

Friday, January 16, 2009

'Life' on Mars: A factfile


Photo: Getty
By Ben Leach at The Telegraph



Spacecraft orbiting the planet detected a haze of methane surrounding the planet. Scientists now think that the gas is being produced by microbes living just below the soil. NASA is expected to confirm its presence during a briefing at their Washington HQ.

Inaugural Prayer To The God Of Our Many Understandings!

By Jan Markel of Olive Tree Ministries

The Obama administration and America are heading into treacherous territory. There are certain kinds of behavior that seem to anger God more than others and at this point, America is already on shaky ground. President-elect Obama has asked V. Gene Robinson, the openly gay Episcopal bishop of New Hampshire, to deliver the invocation at a pre-inaugural event this Sunday on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.

Bishop Robinson said he had been reading inaugural prayers through history and was "horrified" at how "specifically and aggressively Christian they were." He states, "I am very clear that this will not be a Christian prayer, and I won't be quoting Scripture. The texts I hold as sacred are not sacred texts for all Americans, and I want all people to feel that this is their prayer."

HT: Bible Prophecy Today

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Pulpits, Prostitutes and Politics

Originally posted Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Presidential politics and megachurch pastors make more than strange bedfellows...just as Biblical history and prophecy reveals.

Pastor Jamey Day of Grace Fellowship unfolds the Marks of The Apostate Church as illustrated as the woman who rides the beast in Revelation 17.

Watch this short video clip and visit Grace Fellowship for the complete message.

Exorcists on Marian Apparition Response Teams

Catholics ordered to keep quiet over Virgin visions By Jerome Taylor and Simon Caldwell at The Independent:

Catholics who claim they have seen the Virgin Mary will be forced to remain silent about the apparitions until a team of psychologists, theologians, priests and exorcists have fully investigated their claims under new Vatican guidelines aimed at stamping out false claims of miracles.

The Pope has instructed the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, formerly the Holy Office of the Inquisition, to draw up a new handbook to help bishops snuff out an explosion of bogus heavenly apparitions.


HT: Christian Research Network

Editor's note: What if the exorcist makes a mistake in the assessment of the apparition and declares it "safe", when it is not. What remains must be demonic.

See why the Mary of Rome apparitions are not from God.

Galatians 1:8
But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed.

2 Corinthians 11:13-15
And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light.

Please see former 22-year Roman Catholic priest Richard Bennett's video, The ABC's of Catholicism.

Visit Richard Bennett's Catholics Welcomed Here.Click here and see why the Mary of Rome is not the Mary of the Bible.

World Council of Churches Rep to Lead Post - Inaugural Service

GMP Sharon E. Watkins to preach at Obama's inaugural prayer service (1/11/09)

INDIANAPOLIS (1/11/09) — Disciples’ General Minister and President Sharon E. Watkins has been selected to deliver the sermon at President-elect Barack Obama’s national prayer service to be held at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., the day after Obama is inaugurated President of the United States.

The Jan. 21 service is organized by the Presidential Inaugural Committee and will be attended by the newly-inaugurated President and Vice-President, along with other religious and political leaders. Watkins is the first woman ever chosen to preach at this service. Linda Douglass, the chief spokeswoman for the inaugural committee told The New York Times in an article published today that Watkins was chosen because “she delivers a message of unity and inclusivity and tolerance and hope — and those are all central themes we’ve heard from the president-elect.”

Editor's note: Sharon E. Watkins serves on the central commitee of the ecumenical World Council of Churches. She also is on the board of directors of Sojourners, home of the Red Letter Christians.

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Peace is the message of the church

Editor's Note: NCC General Secretary Michael Kinnamon brought greetings January 13 to the opening session of Heeding God's Call: A Gathering on Peace in Philadelphia.

In his remarks, Kinnamon said peacemaking is the role not only of historic peace churches, but of the church ecumenical.

January 13, 2009 Grace and peace to you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. And greetings from the 35 member communions of the National Council of Churches...it is imperative that the followers of Christ proclaim a different vision of life in human community...

...I want to emphasize one point: the ecumenical movement, of which the National Council of Churches is an instrument, is most essentially a movement of peace. Part of the point is sociological: Christian divisions (which ecumenism seeks to overcome) often exacerbate political conflicts and hinder effective peacemaking. War is too massive an evil to be responded to denominationally.

The real point, however, is more theological. God's gift of reconciliation is for the world; but the church is entrusted with this message of reconciliation - and the church delivers the message not just by what it says or, even, by what it does, but by what it is, by the way we live with one another. The church's calling is to be a demonstration project of God's gift of peace; and the fact that Christians are so obviously fragmented and co-opted by the powers of the world is what drives the ecumenical movement.

....Peace is the message of the church ecumenical! This is not to be taken for granted. In the history of the church, those who emphasized peacemaking have often feared that unity would weaken the prophetic edge of their proclamation, while those who have emphasized unity have often feared that peacemaking would prove divisive.

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Rick Warren Applauds Obama for inviting Gay Bishop to Pray at Inauguration

From The Voice Magazine.com

Rick Warren compliments Barack Obama's invitation to openly gay activist Bishop "Vicky" Gene Robinson to pray at his inauguration on Sunday.

"President-elect Obama has again demonstrated his genuine commitment to bringing all Americans of goodwill together in search of common ground," Warren said in a statement to Christianity Today. "I applaud his desire to be the president of every citizen.”

HT: Christian Research Network

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

The earth's magnetic field impacts climate

AFP NEWSWIRE

COPENHAGEN (AFP) — The earth's climate has been significantly affected by the planet's magnetic field, according to a Danish study published Monday that could challenge the notion that human emissions are responsible for global warming.

"Our results show a strong correlation between the strength of the earth's magnetic field and the amount of precipitation in the tropics," one of the two Danish geophysicists behind the study, Mads Faurschou Knudsen of the geology department at Aarhus University in western Denmark, told the Videnskab journal.


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Monday, January 12, 2009

Virginia Baptists' Woman’s Missionary Union Promotes Mysticism


The Baptist General Association of Virginia partner organization, Woman's Missionary Union of Virginia is sponsoring the Woman's Silence Retreat 2009 with the theme of Celtic prayer.

According to the brochure, the goal of the retreat is for women to reconnect with God in a contemplative atmosphere.

Rev. Judy Bailey, faciliator of previous retreats says "there are times when we need to be alone so that we can connect in another way with the Spirit that both dwells within and transcends. In silence we may most effectively listen to God and to our innermost self. Without other voices to distract us we may focus our attention and understand more clearly what is there for us.”

The 2008 retreat included group exercises in centering prayer and lectio divina led by Rev. Judy Bailey and Rev. Vallerie King. The WMU-VA quarterly newsletter page 3, describe Rev. Judy Bailey as "steeped in contemplative prayer and mediation, and participates in a centering prayer group at Richmond Hill Retreat Center."

A quick visit to the Richmond Hill Retreat Center reveals "an ecumenical Christian fellowship and Residential Community ... drawn from varied denominational and racial backgrounds. Richmond Hill is open to all who are drawn by the Spirit to seek God's renewal and peace in a place of silence and support."

The Rev. Benjamin Campbell, Priest in Residence at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, had gathered a band of Christians who shared his vision that the monastery remain a place of prayer. Calling itself Richmond Hill, this eclectic group attracted clergy and laypeople from all over metropolitan Richmond.

The intent of establishment Richmond Hill Richmond Hill would be an ecumenical retreat center based on prayer, healing, hospitality and reconciliation. The center would be distinctively Christian, but would welcome people of other faiths who chose to worship there.

Worship services at Richmond Hill include:

  • TAIZÉ-TaizĂ© worship is contemplative and meditative in character, using short songs, repeated again and again in a candle lit chapel. Using just a few words, the songs express a basic reality of faith, quickly grasped by the mind. As the words are sung over many times, the hope is this reality will gradually penetrate one's whole being. Meditative singing thus becomes a way of listening to God.
  • 12-STEP HOLY COMMUNION- The order of this service centers on the Twelve Steps used in AA
  • EUCHARIST FOR GENERATIONAL HEALING- This is an opportunity to invite God’s healing into your family, including the generations that have gone before and the generations that will come after you.
  • SOAKING PRAYER SERVICE -Those struggling with illness have benefitted from being “soaked in prayer” over periods of time

The Virginia Baptists promotion of this "silence of the lambs" practice is leading the sheep to the slaughter.

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The SBC's Women’s Missionary Union (WMU) Promoting Mysticism


From SBC Pastor Paul Walker at Christian Research Network:


It is with a heavy heart that I write the above words. As a dutiful under-shepherd of the Great Shepherd, I believe it is part of my calling to protect the flock placed under my care. We received this week our latest issue of Missions Mosaic, the magazine printed by the SBC for the Women’s Missionary Union (WMU). I routinely screen anything coming to our church.

The red flags appeared when I saw an article entitled “Reclaim Meditation”. Worse than my worst fears were realized. I expected some kind of carefully couched introduction of contemplative prayer, silence or solitude or some such drivel. However, this article went straight to Lectio Divina and beyond that to labyrinth-walking! When I contacted the editor by phone I was “reassured” that their doctrinal editor had read the article and signed off on it.

I plead with this person to repent of these practices and was told that this person’s own SBC church has a labyrinth where they had such “a wonderful experience”. This dear editor said they were sorry for the way I felt about this. I had to respond that it is not about my feelings but about Truth.

American Idol: Evangelicalism and Contemplative Spirituality


RELIGIOUS DOCTRINE ITSELF NO LONGER DUE RESPECT...NEVER AGAIN San Francisco Sentinel


Men and women, this rapid embrace of Contemplative Spirituality/Mysticism (CSM) within no longer protesting Protestantism is itself a judgment from God upon a sad state of affairs with the American Christian Church wherein they erected a “thing”; an idol, which they have called evangelicalism. And here we arrive at the very heart of the matter: The Emerging Church, which has now penetrated mainstream evangelicalism, must attack Sola Scriptura because if it’s ever to realize its utopian dream of the Fatherhood of God and the Brotherhood of Man then it must attempt to reverse the Lord’s Reformation and destroy its proper Bibliology

Visit Apprising Ministries and learn why there are no "safe" versions of contemplative spirituality.

Kissinger Calls On Obama To Lead U.S. Into New World Order

The chance for a new world order By Henry A. Kissinger Published: January 12, 2009

As the new U.S. administration prepares to take office amid grave financial and international crises, it may seem counterintuitive to argue that the very unsettled nature of the international system generates a unique opportunity for creative diplomacy.

That opportunity involves a seeming contradiction. On one level, the financial collapse represents a major blow to the standing of the United States. While American political judgments have often proved controversial, the American prescription for a world financial order has generally been unchallenged. Now disillusionment with the United States' management of it is widespread.

...International order will not come about either in the political or economic field until there emerge general rules toward which countries can orient themselves.

In the end, the political and economic systems can be harmonized in only one of two ways: by creating an international political regulatory system with the same reach as that of the economic world; or by shrinking the economic units to a size manageable by existing political structures, which is likely to lead to a new mercantilism, perhaps of regional units.

The extraordinary impact of the president-elect on the imagination of humanity is an important element in shaping a new world order. But it defines an opportunity, not a policy.


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America is being judged

...There is a lack of discernment about the eternal and unchanging laws of God.

There is a failure in the church to be the salt and the light in a culture spiraling into the moral abyss.

Let me caution my countrymen that this path leads only to destruction.

I urge you to take some time to study Romans 1.

We're told beginning in verse 18 what brings on the wrath of God. It applies equally to individuals and nations.

This chapter tells us we are without excuse – believers and non-believers alike. Every man and woman knows the difference between right and wrong – righteousness and unrighteousness. God has showed us all – even to those who have never read the Bible.

"For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse," it tells us in verse 20.

America's serious problems today are, at their root, spiritual...


Read this urgent piece at WorldNet Daily.

Gay bishop will open inaugural weekend

by Mike Allen / Politico

The Rt. Rev. V. Gene Robinson of New Hampshire, who was elected the Episcopal Church's first openly gay bishop in 2003, will deliver the invocation for Sunday's kickoff inaugural event on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, the Presidential Inaugural Committee said.

President-elect Obama is scheduled to attend the afternoon event, which is free and open to the public.

"The president-elect has respect for the Rt. Rev. Robinson, who offered his advice and counsel over the past couple of years," an inaugural official said. "It also has the benefit of further reinforcing our commitment to an open and inclusive inaugural."

Robinson remains the Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Kissinger, Putin, and the "New World Order"

By William F. Jasper at The New American
Rahm Emanuel, President-elect Barack Obama's chief of staff, has declared that "you don't ever want a crisis to go to waste." As reported here yesterday, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has been busy lately promoting the idea that Obama should move quickly once in the White House to turn various economic and political crises into opportunities to create a "new world order." (The words are Kissinger's.)

Kissinger, never one to let a crisis got to waste, has been busy on an important new-world-order project in Russia with Vladimir Putin. Although it has gone virtually unreported in the U.S. media, Kissinger has been featured prominently in the Russian media during his many trips over the past decade to Moscow to meet with Putin and Yevgeny Primakov, the former KGB terror master for the Soviet Union in the Middle East. In 2007, Kissinger and Primakov were appointed by Putin to co-chair a bilateral "working group" of Russian and American political insiders to tackle issues such as global terrorism, nuclear proliferation, and nuclear threats.

See more on The Rise of The Fourth Kingdom.

Climate Change to Threaten Food for Half World's Population by 2100



The latest victim of climate change is not the polar bear or melting ice caps - it is food. Food scarcity is an old phenomenon, but a new study warns that warming temperatures could leave more than half the world's population facing food shortages by 2100.

The National Science Foundation study examines the severity of rapidly warming temperatures on the world's food security.

Revelation 6: (English Standard Version)
7 When he opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature say, "Come!" 8 And I looked, and behold, a pale horse! And its rider’s name was Death, and Hades followed him. And they were given authority over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword and with famine and with pestilence and by wild beasts of the earth.


See related video: Season of Signs: Passover Through Pentecost 2008

Friday, January 9, 2009

Oregon and Washington State See Avalanche, Landslides, Floods, High Winds Alerts

Warnings Issued as Winter Storm Hits Warm Air Weather System; Records Could Be Broken in Washington State

More warnings have been issued Wednesday from Seattle in Washington State, down to Southern Oregon along with much of the Pacific North West Coastal areas. As a massive winter storm has hit warm air circulating over the regions. There are many severe weather warnings in effect, and people are being asked to use sand bags to help old back water in the event of flooding. Washington state is being warned to brace themselves as possible record river flooding is on its way, as reported by weather.com.

Thousands flee WA floodwaters

More than 30,000 people are being urged to leave their flood-endangered western Washington homes as rivers reach and pass flood stage without yet cresting, as melting snow mixes with earthen areas, causing mudslides and as avalanches crash from the mountains to threaten highways and neighborhoods throughout the region.

4.5-Magnitude Quake Jolts Southern California

eFLUX MEDIA

A 4.5-magnitude earthquake was reportedly felt in southern California and struck about a mile south of San Bernardino (about 55 miles east of Los Angeles) on Thursday evening. Fortunately, no major damages or injuries were caused, local authorities said.

The tremor, which initially measured 5.0 degrees on the Richter scale, struck at 7:50 p.m. (10:50 p.m. ET) and was also felt in downtown Los Angeles, parts of the High Desert, San Pedro and coastal and inland Orange County. The “hard jolt” lasted for about five to eight seconds and caused some minor cracks in the concrete, according to San Bernardino Fire Department spokesman Steve Tracy, quoted by The Los Angeles Times.

Volcano smoke forces PNG airport closure

By PNG Correspondent Steve Marshall ABC NEWS

A puffing volcano in Papua New Guinea has forced a local airport to abandon operations.

A rumbling crater means hundreds of people have not been able to leave, or fly into East New Britain province.

Ever since the huge eruption in 1994, Mt Tavurvur has continually spewed ash, smoke and rocks from its crater.

A north-west wind is pushing plumes of thick black smoke in the direction of Tokua airport 20 kilometres away.

Air Niugini has cancelled all flights to Tokua until further notice because of the danger the ash poses to aircraft engines.


See related article: Indonesia Still Shaking From Pair of 7.0+ Magnitude Quakes

6.1-magnitude earthquake strikes Costa Rica

From CNN: Strong Costa Rica quake kills two girls


  • The girls died after the landslide destroyed their home, officials say
  • More than 1,000 tourists were stranded near Vara Blanca, media reports say
  • Costa Rican seismologists say tremor's epicenter near Poas Volcano
  • Seismologists say more than 600 aftershocks have already struck
The Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica told CNN that the tremor's epicenter was 10 kilometers east of the Poas Volcano, Costa Rica's most-visited national park.
"I have been sitting here watching my monitors and we have had more than 600 aftershocks in the past three hours," said Victor Gonzalez, a seismologist with the observatory.

Quakes shake loose fears about Yellowstone volcano

Run for your lives ... Yellowstone's going to explode!
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — By MEAD GRUVER

Hundreds of small earthquakes at Yellowstone National Park in recent weeks have been an unsettling reminder for some people that underneath the park's famous geysers and majestic scenery lurks one of the world's biggest volcanoes.

In the ancient past, the volcano has erupted 1,000 times more powerfully than the 1980 blast at Mount St. Helens, hurling ash as far away as Louisiana. No eruption that big has occurred while humans have walked the earth, however, and geologists say even a minor lava flow is extremely unlikely any time soon.

Some observers are nonetheless warning of imminent catastrophe.


See related article: Indonesia Still Shaking From Pair of 7.0+ Magnitude Quakes

Powerful Solar Storm Could Shut Down U.S. for Months

FOX NEWS


A new study from the National Academy of Sciences outlines grim possibilities on Earth for a worst-case scenario solar storm.

Damage to power grids and other communications systems could be catastrophic, the scientists conclude, with effects leading to a potential loss of governmental control of the situation.

"Space weather can produce solar storm electromagnetic fields that induce extreme currents in wires, disrupting power lines, causing wide-spread blackouts and affecting communication cables that support the Internet," the report states. "Severe space weather also produces solar energetic particles and the dislocation of the Earth's radiation belts, which can damage satellites used for commercial communications, global positioning and weather forecasting."

Rush to prepare

The race is on for better forecasting abilities, as the next peak in solar activity is expected to come around 2012.

While the sun is in a lull now, activity can flare up at any moment, and severe space weather — how severe, nobody knows — will ramp up a year or two before the peak.

Some scientists expect the next peak to bring more severe events than other recent peaks.


A related item of concern...

Magnetic Field Hole Could Cripple Communications

Scientists have found two large leaks in Earth's magnetosphere, the region around our planet that shields us from severe solar storms.

The leaks are defying many of scientists' previous ideas on how the interaction between Earth's magnetosphere and solar wind occurs: The leaks are in an unexpected location, let in solar particles in faster than expected and the whole interaction works in a manner that is completely the opposite of what scientists had thought.

The findings have implications for how solar storms affect the our planet. Serious storms, which involved charged particles spewing from the sun, can disable satellites and even disrupt power grids on Earth.

See related articles:
WARNING: The Coming Solar Storm , Earth's Core, Magnetic Field Changing Fast , Sun's Magnetic Field May Impact Weather And Climate

Thursday, January 8, 2009

THE COMING DIVISION WITHIN THE IDOL OF EVANGELICALISM

[Jeshurun] abandoned the God who made him and rejected the Rock his Savior. They made him jealous with their foreign gods and angered him with their detestable idols. They sacrificed to demons, which are not God (Deuteronomy 32:15-17).

Worshiping God The Way They Want God To Be
As Apprising Ministries has been pointing out recently e.g. Phyllis Tickle and the Emerging Church: It’s Not If Sola Scriptura Ends But When the Emerging Church rebellion against the final authority of God’s Word is right now massing for an all-out offensive against the Bible. This cult of postliberalism has had a good 10+ years now in order to inflitrate the leadership structures of your mainstream evangelical community and plant its Contemplative Spirituality/Mysticism, which is simply a reimagined version of the Counter Reformation spirituality of apostate Roman Catholicism.

Unfortunately this is itself a judgment from God upon a sad state of affairs with the American Christian Church wherein they erected a “thing”; an idol, that they have called evangelicalism. With it has come a slew of big businesses, oops ministries, that have become the “Evangelical Untouchables.” However, while this Christian elite has been busy having conference after conference in major US cities (ever seen these guys come to Your Town, USA?) telling each other how much they are doing for Christ these wise sages have actually embraced their own demise.

Read this warning to the Church of American Idols at Apprising Ministries.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

New world order will emerge in 2009, with U.S. plunging

From Paul Kennedy, professor of history and director of International Security Studies at Yale University...

Every so often in the history of international affairs, a great transnational turbulence shakes the foundations of the world and brings many of its older structures tumbling to the ground, as we witnessed in 1919, 1945 and 1989. In the confusion and babble that follow, it's difficult to see through the dust and recognize the shape of the altered strategic landscape.

Peering through the wreckage of the past year's financial crisis, it seems clear that every nation was a loser in 2008. The world's developed economies have taken a heavy beating, whether measured by their collapsing industrial production, tumbling exports, surging unemployment, frozen credit markets or the near- paralysis of maritime trade.

Read the rest at The Salt Lake Tribune.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Indonesia Still Shaking From Pair of 7.0+ Magnitude Quakes





























Indonesia still experiencing strong earthquake activity after Saturday's jolt from two 7.0+ magnitude quakes. See USGS Latest Earthquakes M5.0+ in the World - Past 7 days.

5.0+ Magnitude quakes occuring in:

  • AFGHANISTAN
  • ANTARCTIC RIDGE
  • ARGENTINA
  • ATLANTIC RIDGE
  • GULF OF CALIFORNIA
  • INDIA REGION
See related article Scientists eye swarm of Yellowstone quakes.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Pope Places Global Fears and Concerns at The Feet of Mary

Financial crisis calls for new economic model, solidarity, pope says
By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS)

The current financial crisis should be seen as a challenge to find new economic models that promote honesty, development and concern for the environment, Pope Benedict XVI said.

...During the Mass in St. Peter's Basilica and reciting the Angelus afterward with people gathered in St. Peter's Square, Pope Benedict focused on the 2009 World Peace Day theme, "Fighting Poverty to Build Peace."

"We place at the feet of Mary our concerns for the present and our fears for the future, but also our well-founded hope that with the wise and farsighted contributions of everyone it will not be impossible to listen to one another, meet together and give a concrete response to the widespread aspiration to live in peace, security and dignity," the pope said.

Learn more of the role Mary of Rome plays in the Fourth Kingdom.

Pope Calls For Global Solidarity Against Poverty & Common Code of Ethics Among Nations

POPE BENEDICT XVI FOR THE CELEBRATION OF THE WORLD DAY OF PEACE

Highlights:

Fighting Poverty to Build Peace....globalization should also alert us to the spiritual and moral implications of the question, urging us, in our dealings with the poor, to set out from the clear recognition that we all share in a single divine plan: we are called to form one family in which all – individuals, peoples and nations – model their behaviour according to the principles of fraternity and responsibility. (emphasis mine)

The Pope outlined five global issues that calls for the "conscience of humanity" and wealthy nations to respond to...
  • Poverty
  • Pandemic diseases
  • Child poverty
  • Reduce Military spending...promote the establishment and maintenance of international peace per the Charter of the United Nations...The resources saved could then be earmarked for development projects to assist the poorest and most needy individuals and peoples: efforts expended in this way would be efforts for peace within the human family.
  • Current food crisis and global malnutrition

One of the most important ways of building peace is through a form of globalization directed towards the interests of the whole human family. In order to govern globalization, however, there needs to be a strong sense of global solidarity between rich and poor countries, as well as within individual countries, including affluent ones. A “common code of ethics”.

...The Church, which is the “sign and instrument of communion with God and of the unity of the entire human race” will continue to offer her contribution so that injustices and misunderstandings may be resolved, leading to a world of greater peace and solidarity.

...Faithful to this summons from the Lord, the Christian community will never fail, then, to assure the entire human family of her support through gestures of creative solidarity, not only by “giving from one's surplus”, but above all by “a change of life- styles, of models of production and consumption, and of the established structures of power which today govern societies”

See related article: UN & Vatican: Peacebuilding - A Role for Religion

Looks like America's Pastor, Rick Warren, has been echoing the message from the Vatican...

Purpose Driven Peace Plan & The Vatican sending the same message ?

The Smell of Purpose Driven Ecumenism Is In The Air

Spreading The Global Religion

The Global Peace Plan for a Global People

The CFR, The Social Gospel, & The Peace Plan