Friday, December 31, 2010
BRISBANE, Australia — Military aircraft dropped supplies to towns cut off by floods in northeastern Australia as the prime minister promised new assistance Friday to the 200,000 people affected by waters. Southern Australia, meanwhile, soaring temperatures and tinder dry conditions have sparked wildfires.
Residents were stocking up on food or evacuating their homes as rising rivers inundated or isolated 22 towns in the state of Queensland.
Authorities warned of rising health risks from floodwaters, along with the danger of crocodiles and snakes in flooded homes.
"This disaster is a long way from over," Queensland Premier Anna Bligh told reporters.
Prime Minister Julia Gillard toured an evacuation center in the flood-stricken town of Bundaberg and announced that families whose homes had been flooded or damaged would be eligible for disaster relief payments of $1,000 per adult and $400 per child.
Consider, in conclusion of this entry, the thoughtful commentary by Dr. C. Christopher Hook:
"There are several key questions that our churches and theologians will have to address. Is it appropriate for members of the body of Christ to engage in alterations that go beyond therapy and are irreversible? Is it just to do so in a world already deeply marked by inequities? What does it mean that our Lord healed and restored in His ministry—never enhanced? Is it significant that the gifts of the Holy Spirit—wisdom, love, patience, kindness—cannot be manufactured by technology?"
The Rise of Techno-Gods: The Merging of Transhumanism and Spirituality
The Doctrine Of Man: A Critique Of Christian Transhumanism
Genetic Sinlessness & The Church of The New World Order
See more on the rise of The Revived Fourth Kingdom
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
One News Now (ONN) posts an article about an organization, Spiritual Diplomacy World Council (SDWC), that assists global leaders understand spiritual dynamics of geopolitical issues.
From the Spiritual Diplomacy website:
It is our aim to reduce hatred and eliminate wars between nations with the help of the vast unutilized resources of Love found in the Bible and other traditional Holy books.
...in today’s extreme global environment, American diplomats are incapable of rescuing the civilization. Therefore, as a way out of a global dead end, all countries of the world need to make a spiritual decision. I see a solution in the global repentance of all nations, America being first. After the completion of this worldwide repentance, the involvement of the Heavenly Coordinator of life is necessary in order to solve the problem of survival on earth.
In these conditions, the concept of Spiritual Diplomacy can play a crucial role. This new spiritual-political concept offers a solution for conflicts in the world using the spiritual values of the opposing sides. People simply do not trust each other any longer, especially diplomats. But, they can believe in the power of spiritual values of the people whom they represent.
One of the group's co-founders, Mikhail Morgulis, achievements includes bringing down the Russian spiritual iron curtain. Emergent church movement personality, Phillip Yancey, was a member of Morgulis' delegation to Russia.
The ONN interview with author and diplomat Michael A. Markham of the SDWC, of the reports on the progression of the "new world order", and encourages American Christians to become more educated on the subject.
Here's a few highlights:
[Spiritual diplomacy] It is a movement which allows leaders to see the church as transcending world history through the unity of God, a view that is rooted in a historical reality in the traditional religions of Judaism, Christianity and Mohammedanism. -pg 2
We in Spiritual Diplomacy are particularly focused on the underlying and generally unseen spiritual elements in the establishment of a Global and One World Government. -pg 3
In Spiritual Diplomacy we see the world’s wealth in a custodial sense and that men and governments have responsibility for the spiritual development of mankind not for unjust personal enrichment. -pg 4
The tools of implementing the "New World Order" are the operation and control of the global regulators. Presently we see the United Nations and the OECD and IMF along with other international institutions; implementing specific economic orders and sanctions on groups and states that refuse to comply with the global agenda. -pg 5
There has been a remarkable explosion of international and transnational regulatory civil servants and bureaucratic experts (paid by the taxpayers) to design and implement the global agenda. -pg 5
We believe that these global institutions, which many are unseen and secret, are not acting under the authority of their own political governments but are actually guided by the unseen forces that many call the "New World Order". -pg 5
Because these super international and transnational groups are confidential, sometimes secret and work together through formal and informal alliances and treaties; they are perceived to be involved with a conspiracy against nation states and individuals within those states. -pg5
So as we can see the global policy makers across the world are looking for an international body to secure the future of mankind. -pg 6
Where is this relinquishment of national Sovereign states taking us? How willing will the large cultural groups within and outside the traditional Nations respond to their threatened loss of cultural and religious identity. -pg 6
That’s what we will address in Part II when we will explore the rise of a "Universal Church" to give the moral and spiritual credibility to a "New World Order" -pg 6
A new emerging Global Government will need a spiritual ideology base and new vision of reality to support a New World Order. The new global culture will need a new inter faith religion which is generally referred to as the "Universal Church" in the New Age. -pg 7
In the "New World Order" a Global Government needs to control the church and religious organizations, thus the reason they will support and participate in a "Universal Church". -pg 8
In order to achieve their global vision of world peace without the appearance of naked force they must have a religious inter faith organization which expresses order in the world adhering to the new world church. -pg 8
The New World Order needs to occupy the spiritual and religious mind of the culture to exert control. Within that framework they and their leader must be able to exhibit and demonstrate their connection with supernatural power, validating the call to order and obedience. For this they will need priesthood. -pg 8
The New World Order seeks to modify human and social behavior into an infrastructure of the New World Order under a Universal Church. -pg 9
In order to modify and change the culture and society they need to modify global DNA (Genetics), the environment, (Global Warming) the economy (International Banking) and the human mind (Mass Psychology) -pg 9
The issue for Government today is not so much of how they control the body but how they can control man’s spirit and even god’s spirit. -pg9
Governments are looking for ways to manipulate man’s emotions and feelings. In order to control people’s lives a repressive government must be able to manipulate and control the soul and spirit of the culture. -pg 9
..we believe the leader of the New World Order will do everything he can to genetically change the makeup of man. To change the original sinful nature of man requires a new biological and social organism. Alive but physically and psychologically constructed. Using genetics and Pharmacia drugs for behavior modification. We have in the past (a paper on Prophetic Speculation) referred to this as the "Psychogenetic Revolution". -pg 10
We in Spiritual Diplomacy see the ultimate goal of the new order under the agenda of "world Peace" the elimination of human sin by reconditioning and recreating the nature of man. -pg 10
What national government can stand up against such a powerful social and ideological agenda? Who can stand against a global policy against correcting personal imperfection and sin? -pg 10
From the farmer to the nuclear scientist, all will be subject to the New World Order; there will be no allowance for rebellion. The choice will be either biological reengineering or physical elimination; that was the message of George Orwell in his books like Animal Farm and 1984. -pg 10
Human rights will no longer be human, inalienable, but licensed and granted by government as it determines to be beneficial to its self-interests and society. -pg 10
Under the new system what is considered human nature was flawed and in need of repair. It does not matter if it was personal, tribal or cultural. The old order is to be eliminated and replaced with the new order. -pg 10Population and wealth redistribution and its tribal cultures will allow for a new social order to be created replacing the old culture. -pg 10
To include a successful introduction of the new religion and Universal Church will require a leader who can change the perceived reality or religious belief of society. -pg 11
The Universal Church ( without its acknowledgement of a traditional God) under the New World Order will provide a place for the secular and atheistic activists who could not function under Shira law and the Moslem agenda especially in the areas of what they see as human rights. - pg 12
We foresee that the groups behind the global church will initiate a global registration requirement for all religious denominations to be listed with details of names, addresses, and leadership registration and sect information; such as Shia, Sunni, Catholic, Protestant, Hindu Buddhist and even Pagan. -pg 12
The traditional religious views about the creation of the earth and who is responsible for maintaining it will be redefined within the new global church. The traditional view that God gave dominion over the earth to the humans he created will be rejected or modified to interpret that to be collective rather than individual. -pg12
The new religion will use technology to consolidate its influence over the global information technology sectors of entertainment and propaganda. They will integrate and use the generational changes of the new social dynamic to co-op the traditional nation state and political models. -pg 12
They will use the new global media and environmental movements to systematically destroy the culture and social structures and values of Western cultural Influence including the political and governmental institutions. -pg 12
The new church will direct their view of advancement of world culture by integrating what we call Pop Culture popular culture, and entertainment. The movie industry has and will continue to be more than entertainment but an attempt to create a new world art form to explore the possible future culture of a social order of machines, computers and man. A struggle to define and redefine the nature of man and his soul; who created man and what does his creator want. -pg 14
But we see the New Universal Church as an intricate part of a New World Order of Global government. We see the new church as an organization which will be used to control man, not to free man, a church which will have a central authority and a central agenda to be implemented by its members. -pg 14
We see that present US based Universal Church as part of universalism where they believe that there is one universal truth and that this truth extends far beyond any theological, social, or geographical limits -pg 14
We do not see the new "Universal Church" as a collection of individuals who meet to worship a traditional personal God.
We see the new church emerging from the same intellectual spirits that create and promote the New World Order
"A religion old or new, that stressed the magnificence of the universe as revealed by modern science, might be able to draw forth reserves of reverence and awe hardly tapped by the conventional faiths. Sooner or later, such a religion will emerge." Carl Sagan
""The religion of the future will be a cosmic religion. It should transcend personal God and avoid dogma and theology. Covering both the natural and the spiritual, it should be based on a religious sense arising from the experience of all things natural and spiritual as a meaningful unity." Albert Einstein
We believe the new "Universal Church" and its leader will be the spiritual force behind the New World Order which will be the front organization for the new spiritual agenda to change the nature of humanity. -pg 14
Editor's note: The similarities to bridge builders like Brian McLaren, Rick Warren and the emerging church movement personalities. are alarming.
Whether they know it or not, it is obvious that they are acting on behalf of the globalists "everything must change" agenda.
Everything must change so the kingdom can be established... Satan's Kingdom.
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Editor's note: The risk of earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and severe weather increases with the lunar eclipse and may extend through Christmas day...
Over the last eight days, significant events have occurred in each catagory:
51 Alaskan Isles Quakes , Odd Earthquakes Not Letting Up In Central Arkansas , 6.0-magnitude earthquake jolts Vanuatu , Aftershocks rumble New Zealand city
New Jersey's Christmas Quake , 7.6 earthquake hits in Pacific Ocean near Vanuatu , Magnitude 6.2 - NEAR ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, ALASKA
76 - 5.0+ Magnitude Quakes Continue To Rock Japanese Region , MODERATE earthquakes have struck off two different coasts of Indonesia. , Iran Continues To Rock With 25 - 3.5+ Magnitude Aftershocks
Magnitude 7.4 Strikes Japanese Region- Tsunami Warning Issued , 6.5-Magnitude Quake Jolts Southeastern Iran
Karymsky volcano in Russia's Far East erupts again , Mount Bromo's eruption in Indonesia paralyzes tourism
Storm exiting D.C. while other East Coast cities have blizzard conditions , NWS: Significant Storm Is Really Anomalous , California rain shatters records, and more is coming
Looks like the dynamic relationship between the earth, eclipses and solar flares is manifesting itself globally in destructive ways.
Sunday, December 26, 2010
It looks like our "storm" is ending just as it begins to become a huge problem for cities up and down the East Coast.
There's a new blizzard warning on the Eastern Shore, with up to 18 inches of snow possible.
Philadelphia could get an incredible 20 inches of snow. The Vikings/Eagles game is canceled, in case you were wondering.
Suffolk, Va. should get about 11 inches of snow.
Snow across North Carolina has caused more than a thousand traffic-related calls for police assistance, mostly due to crashes.
See how the lunar eclipse may have contributed to this storm here.
Central Arkansas has been hit with a series of earthquakes recently, more than 500 since September 20.
According to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), most were hardly noticeable but one stood out prominently when it hit the Richter scale at a 4.0 on October 11.
Geologists can't say whether the quakes will end anytime soon.
Dr. Horton of the University of Memphis feels that the ample amount of earthquakes in this state is quite unusual.
"In the New Madrid Seismic Zone there's approximately 200 per year, so if we had that many in Central Arkansas in less than a month, something is going on," Dr. Horton told CNN's Sarah Hoye.
The problem is that part of central Arkansas isn't even part of the New Madrid Fault Zone, so researchers are trying to figure out what's causing all those earthquakes.
Although drilling for natural gas has been ruled out as a cause for the quakes, experts want to continue looking at salt water disposal wells, said Scott Ausbrooks, geohazards supervisor for the USGS. Disposal wells occur when drilling waster is injected back into the earth after drilling.
The epicenter was monitored at 19.6 degrees south latitude and 168.3 degrees east longitude with a depth of about 20 kilometers, the center said.
Earlier, the U.S. Geological Survey said it was a 6.2-magnitude earthquake with an epicenter depth of 8.50 kilometers.
See how the lunar eclipse may have contributed to this quake here.
Meteorologists said the earthquake was centered 9 miles down and had a magnitude of 4.9 on the Richter scale. It began at 10:30 a.m. and caused structural damage to at least 20 buildings, NZTV reported.
Some of the aftershocks equaled the earthquake's magnitude, the broadcaster said.
See how the lunar eclipse may have contributed to this quake here.
Saturday, December 25, 2010
SYDNEY – An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.6 has struck in the South Pacific near the island nation of Vanuatu and a tsunami warning has been issued.
The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake was about 140 miles south of Vanuatu's capital, Port Vila. It struck Sunday just after midnight about 15 miles below the ocean surface.
There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries, and no more details were immediately available.
Magnitude 5.4 - PUERTO RICO
Magnitude 5.0 - NEAR THE COAST OF NICARAGUA
Magnitude 5.6 - OFFSHORE EL SALVADOR
See how the lunar eclipse may have contributed to these quake here.
Friday, December 24, 2010
8 Whoever makes a practice of sinning is of the devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil.
Let Us Reason Ministries
Imagine the creator of this vast universe who has all knowledge, all power coming to the ones he created to make himself known to them. Well that’s exactly what took place almost 2,000 years ago. To communicate with us in the best way possible, “God “became flesh,” He became one of the creatures he made, man.
Why did God do this? Because our greatest need is an eternal one. It’s not about what we can gain in this life, in profits or pleasure or making a lasting imprint on this earth. None of these will satisfy our soul. Ours is a spiritual need, one that we were created for, to have fellowship with God and do His will.
Jesus came to earth because he loves us; He came to deliver truth in a world of false beliefs. But the main reason He came to earth was to be the final sacrifice for our sins. The simple reason is because we are not good, some may think they are, but none are as good as they think when compared to God’s standard--Jesus Christ.
His love prompted him to become man to accomplish what only He could, to rescue mankind. Because we are sinful, in a spiritually wrecked condition we are in need of redemption but could not redeem ourselves. Nothing short than the eternal creator could accomplish this; no man with sin could qualify to redeem us with his life. God would come to earth as man to cleanse the affect of the disease of sin inherited to all humanity. That is what is so amazing about the Bibles story of Jesus. The creator came to earth; God who is perfect, righteous and holy lived among his creatures that are unholy, unrighteous, even those who were enemies of him.
After man was made and given dominion over the earth, Satan, an angelic creature smarter and more powerful came to Eve in the garden to deceive her. Through tempting Eve to disobey God’s command, it resulted in Adam also disobeying God and brought sin to earth. When Adam sinned, it confirmed him and all of us in a change of nature, unholiness. Sin entered into mans nature and spread to the offspring of all people. Because God is holy and righteous he had to judge them for their disobedience. Because God is also holy and righteous and loving He had to do something to reverse the separation of sin that took place to his creatures.
See the rest at Let Us Reason Ministries.
Thursday, December 23, 2010
A Christmas weekend storm could drop 4 to 6 inches of snow — and perhaps even a foot or more — on the Richmond area, experts say.
"This is definitely a significant storm and is really anomalous for this time of year," said Mike Montefusco, a National Weather Service meteorologist.
Richmond's heaviest snows usually fall in January and February.
While 4 to 6 inches appears likely this far out, it's possible the region could get more than a foot or as little as 2 to 3 inches, Montefusco said Wednesday.
The track of the storm is uncertain, and that makes the forecast tough this far in advance, he said.
The storm should begin Saturday afternoon or night and continue through much of Sunday.
"At this time, it looks like Christmas Day will be fine," Montefusco said.
See how the lunar eclipse may have contributed to this storm here.
It's snowing in Australia and California yet 'warm' in Greenland
The freezing conditions that have blasted Britain are being blamed on a series of weather patterns that are bringing Arctic temperatures to much of western Europe, California and even Australia.
One of the main factors is a change in the position of the jet stream - the fast-moving current of air that moves from west to east, high in the atmosphere.
Changes in the jet stream's path can cause massive changes in weather conditions across the globe and may be why Australians are now shivering their way through summer and the current freezing conditions in California.
In a normal British winter - when conditions are mild and soggy - the jet stream lies over northern Europe, at an altitude of between 35,000 to 50,000 feet.
See how the lunar eclipse may have contributed to this storm system here.
See also: Golden State warned of flooding, tornadoes and more snow as heavy storms smash California
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Forecasters expected more rain across the state Wednesday, but the focus clearly was on Southern California where a monster storm was expected to bring torrential rain, thunderstorms, flooding, hail and possible tornadoes and water spouts. Forecasters warned of possible rainfall rates of .75 inch to 1 inch an hour and thunderstorm rates of 2 inches an hour in the region.
Steady rain began falling late Tuesday and was expected to intensify into early Wednesday.
"It's going to be a three-ring circus," said National Weather Service spokesman Bill Hoffer. "There's going to be a six-hour time frame in the early morning when it's really going to be dumping on us."
See how the lunar eclipse may have contributed to this storm system here.
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
The US Geological Survey said a 5.8-magnitude quake hit about 140km from Yogyakarta, a city still traumatised by a 2006 temblor that killed 5700. Many residents ran from their homes overnight.
Recently, the city has also been showered by ash from the Mount Merapi volcano, which has killed more than 380 people since October.
Later, a 5.7-magnitude quake was recorded off Sumatra island, about 300km southeast of Banda Aceh.
See how the lunar eclipse may have contributed to these quakes here.
Attorney General Eric Holder has an urgent message for Americans: While he is confident that the United States will continue to thwart attacks, “the terrorists only have to be successful once.”
And while it is not certain we will be hit, the American people, he told ABC News, “have to be prepared for potentially bad news.”
“What I am trying to do in this interview is to make people aware of the fact that the threat is real, the threat is different, the threat is constant,” he said.
Thousands of secret files on New Zealand's UFO reports are set to be made public, nearly 32 years to the day after our most famous sighting.
The files include every witness account of unidentified flying objects reported to authorities since the early 1950s, including the 1978 Kaikoura mystery.
They had been held by Archives New Zealand, which was to make them available in February after requests from the public, but the Defence Force stepped in, saying it needed to remove personal identification to comply with the Privacy Act.
The Defence Force promised to release the files by the end of this year and is due to make them public this week.
More than 2000 pages of files will be issued in 12 volumes. Squadron Leader Kavae Tamariki said the Defence Force would not comment on the files' content.
Tsunami height is expected to be up to 2 meters.
European earthquake monitoring initially reported 7.9 magnitude quake.
At least 11 people are dead and 1,800 homes damaged. Downed phone lines and blocked roads hamper rescue efforts.
Reporting from Beirut — A powerful earthquake struck a sparsely populated stretch of southeastern Iran late Monday, killing at least 11 people, injuring at least 40 and damaging 1,800 homes, state media reported early Tuesday.
The 6.5-magnitude quake struck 30 villages populated by no more than 4,000 people, state radio reported. Rescue efforts are hampered by downed phone lines and landslides that have blocked access to certain villages, official media cited officials as saying.
Almost exactly seven years ago in the same region, an earthquake measuring 6.6 struck the nearby city of Bam, killing more than 25,000 people and destroying a magnificent medieval castle that was one of Iran's most treasured archeological sites.
See how the lunar eclipse may have contributed to this quake here.
Monday, December 20, 2010
While the Haitian earthquake, Russian heat wave, and Pakistani flooding were the biggest killers, deadly quakes also struck Chile, Turkey, China and Indonesia in one of the most active seismic years in decades. Through mid-December there have been 20 earthquakes of magnitude 7.0 or higher, compared with the normal 16.
This year is tied for the most big quakes since 1970, but it is not a record. Nor is it a significantly above-average year for the number of strong earthquakes, U.S. officials say.
Flooding alone this year killed more than 6,300 people in 59 nations through September, according to the World Health Organization.
In the U.S., 30 people died in the Nashville, Tenn., region due to flooding. Inundated countries included China, Italy, India, Colombia and Chad. Super Typhoon Megi, with winds of more than 200 mph, devastated the Philippines and parts of China.
Read the rest here.
The View From The Bunker with Derek Gilbert:
JESUS OFFERED a pretty bleak prophecy for His followers in the end times. Contrary to the feel-good message coming from many pulpits today, Jesus told us others will “deliver you up to tribulation and put you to death, and you will be hated by all nations for my name’s sake. And then many will fall away and betray one another and hate one another.”
In fact, there are parts of the world where the faithful have faced death for the gospel’s sake for nearly two thousand years. Why, then, do so many of us expect the Great Tribulation to be limited to the last seven years before Christ’s return?
Longtime broadcaster and Bible student Joe Ortiz, author of Why Christians Will Suffer “Great Tribulation“, discusses why the church, regardless of the timing of Christ’s return, have difficult times ahead.
John 16:33 ESV
33 I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.
Saturday, December 18, 2010
ROME (RNS/ENInews) The president of the Lutheran World Federation is calling on Lutherans and Catholics to issue a common statement on Holy Communion to mark the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation in 2017.
"Our intention is to arrive at 2017 with a common Roman Catholic-Lutheran declaration on Eucharistic hospitality," Bishop Munib Younan told the Italian Protestant news agency NEV before meeting with Pope Benedict XVI on Thursday (Dec. 16).
"Eucharistic hospitality," means that Catholics would be able to receive Communion at Lutheran worship services, and Lutherans would be able to do the same at a Catholic Mass.
In a speech during his meeting with Younan, Benedict praised progress in Catholic-Lutheran dialogue but did not make any reference to the bishop's Eucharist proposal.
"It is my hope that these ecumenical activities will provide fresh opportunities for Catholics and Lutherans to grow closer in their lives, their witness to the gospel, and their efforts to bring the light of Christ to all dimensions of society" the pope said.
Catholic doctrine forbids such bilateral Communion acceptance. The Second Vatican Council, held from 1962 to 1965, said that Protestants "did not keep the genuine and integral substance of the Eucharistic mystery."
Let's put Rick Warren's tweet to the test...Take a look at the following picture and ask yourself if judging and discerning associations is indicative of a "religious" person or is judging and discerning associations essential for protection against false prophets and false teachings:
"The Korean Council of Religious Leaders, comprising representatives of Buddhism, Catholicism, Confucianism and Protestantism, visited the Vatican as part of their Christian pilgrimage from Dec. 6-16 to Jerusalem and Bethlehem."
15 "Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. 16You will recognize them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? 17So, every healthy tree bears good fruit, but the diseased tree bears bad fruit.
20Thus you will recognize them by their fruits.21 "Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 On that day many will say to me, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?' 23 And then will I declare to them, 'I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.'
"Truly, truly, I say to you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door but climbs in by another way, that man is a thief and a robber.
28 Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God, which he obtained with his own blood. 29I know that after my departure fierce wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock; 30and from among your own selves will arise men speaking twisted things, to draw away the disciples after them.
1 I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom: 2preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching. 3 For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, 4and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths.
9He must hold firm to the trustworthy word as taught, so that he may be able to give instruction in sound doctrine and also to rebuke those who contradict it.
Learn more about Rick Warren's PEACE TRAIN that's headed to Rome.
Friday, December 17, 2010
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Marzulli suggests an alien gospel could be "THE LIE" described in 2 Thessalonians 2:9-12
The coming of the lawless one [antichrist] is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth [gospel of Jesus Christ], that they might be saved. And for this reason God will send them strong delusion [alien gospel], that they should believe the lie, that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
What did the bible have to say about the supernatural origins of the Antichrist and what great deception(s) facilitates his rapid rise to world power? These and many more topics are discussed in this impacting interview. There is plenty of food for thought in this two part interview and it is saturated with Marz-salus sauce throughout.
Listen to PART I and Part II.
See also UFOs' Coming to Save The World?
Demons (Extraterrestrials) Tremble at the Name of Jesus Christ
- Dr. Steven Youlish
"...Contrary to a great deal of traditional church doctrine and customary teachings at seminaries, modern day scholars like W.F. Albright, FJ Dake, John Walvoord and others believe in this fallen angel concept. In my humble estimation, one cannot truly understand spiritual warfare with demons or the true meaning of extraterrestrials unless one accepts this hypothesis. These fallen angels are now masquerading as ETs and in some so called UFO experimentation abduction cases are apparently still intermingling with human females.
The Jewish apocryphal writers of the Apocalypse of Baruch and The Testament of the Twelve Patriarchs as well as the early Jewish theologian Philo of Alexandria and early Christian theologians like Justin Martyr, Iranaeus, Tertullian, Eusebius, Ambrose, and many anti-Nicene fathers also believed that these angels (the Sons of God) had fallen into impure love of virgins and were subjugated by the flesh and beget children.. Don’t let some scholars and/or pastors (as my former Baptist preacher once rebuked me that this was not what he learned at Dallas Theological Seminary) tell you that early Jews and Christians believed that the sons of God in Genesis were actually the sons of Seth and were therefore human not angels. The Book of Job clearly disproves this idea as I pointed out earlier."
Learn more of the alien phenomena here.
"A solar event occurred on Dec 14th that may produce auroral displays greater than our auroral forecast index 4, sometime after midnight (0836 Greenwich time) on the 16th of Dec. This means the shock may reach Earth sometime around midnight on Dec 15 in North America. Depending on the character of the disturbance following the shock, viewing may be good on the night of the 16th and 17th."
See the effects of solar flares upon global weather and earthquakes here.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
"...The old order had to die also because the United States – its creator, rule enforcer, market of last resort and chief cheerleader, now racked by deficits, debts, and a polarized and inward-looking political system – can no longer shoulder the burden of these roles. No one country is remotely capable of replacing America, and effective collective leadership is nowhere in sight.
All these factors havebeen dramatically aggravated by the global credit crisis of 2008-2009 and subsequent recession in the West – obvious convulsions of the old and now discredited economic order. While an impressive international effort to bail out financial institutions and stimulate economies with government spending stopped the disaster from reaching 1930s proportions, the debacle revealed a number of fault lines that may be worsening.
...As the old economic order withers, the financial markets – and not governments – will be the arbiters of how capital and trade move, and how severe government adjustment policies need to be. This situation will be accompanied by more than one major financial crisis and more difficulty for global traders and investors moving across the world.
This very chaos could, however, provoke a shock effect that compels a sharply elevated level of cooperation among key governments. They could work more closely with their globally integrated firms, to advance a design of a new order. That could encompass new currency arrangements, a strengthened World Trade Organization, an International Monetary Fund with enforcement capabilities, a high authority with serious oversight for global financial regulation. A new order could involve a G-20 that has a vision and some clout, and establish a comprehensive regime to deal with climate change. Most importantly, it could be characterized by a mindset among governments that takes full account of the interconnections among national economies."
See more on The Rise of Revived Fourth Kingdom
Editor's note: This video doesn't necessarily reflect the views and opinions of this blog. However, this video asks the hard questions that seem to be ignored by main stream media.
See 69 other reasons why the Gulf oil disaster is entering a new phase...human fallout.
See Anderson Cooper's interview regarding BP's sinking of the oil to save money.
Winds, rain, sandstorms and hail battered the southern and eastern Mediterranean on Sunday, killing at least five people, closing ports and disrupting traffic in the Suez Canal.
Drought-stricken countries across the Middle East had been praying for rain for weeks when the weather turned violent at the weekend, with at least five people killed as gale-force winds and torrential rain pounded the coastline.
Winds topped 100 kilometres (60 miles) per hour and waves reached up to 10 metres (32.8 feet) tall as cities in Lebanon and Israel suffered power cuts.
At least three people were killed in Egypt when a factory collapsed in heavy rain in the densely populated northern port city of Alexandria.
North Korea warned Monday that US-South Korean cooperation could bring a nuclear war to the region, as the South began artillery drills amid lingering tension nearly three weeks after the North’s deadly shelling of South Korea’s Yeonpyeong Island.
The South’s naval livesire drills are scheduled to run Monday through Friday at 27 sites.
North Korea lashed out at Seoul, accusing South Korea of collaborating with the US and Japan to ratchet up pressure on Pyongyang. That cooperation “is nothing but treachery escalating the tension between the North and the South and bringing the dark clouds of a nuclear war to hang over the Korean peninsula,” Pyongyang’s main Rodong Sinmun newspaper said.
COMAL COUNTY -- Residents at an apartment complex on FM 482 say they have a renewed sense of hope after they say the Virgin Mary came to them.
Linda Cabrera says she saw the apparition for the first time on an early Saturday morning two weeks ago.
"It was shiny, just like the shape of the Virgin Mary," Cabrera said.
Cabrera said the apparition appeared to be floating on the wall of a building. It lasted for two to three hours, she added.
"No joke, this is something awesome -- it's amazing," she said.
The amazing image, Cabrera said, returned again exactly a week later around the same time.
"A lot of beautiful things came to mind," Cabrera said, "It's a big miracle."
She wasn't the only one to see the apparition. Other residents claim they saw the image on the building, too.
Monday, December 13, 2010
On December 10th 1989 the first TAC commercial went to air. The reaction was swift and it triggered an almost immediate change in driving behaviour. More campaigns followed and by the end of 1990 the toll had dropped to 548.
Since then a combination of the advertising, legislative change and Police enforcement has seen the figure fall by over half. More than 8000 Victorians are alive today who otherwise might have died.
Some 150 commercials have been put to air over the last 20 years. We all have our favourites, with images and words that are burned into our memories. These commercials have created a culture of road safety in Victoria that consistently results in a lower fatality rate than anywhere else in Australia.
WARNING: Graphic images and disturbing content. Nothing compared to experiencing the horror of the actual event, the stolen lives and the families and friends changed in an instant, for life.
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Church: Wis. site 1st US Virgin Mary apparition- AP NEWS CHAMPION, Wis. --
The Roman Catholic Church on Wednesday designated a Wisconsin spot where an apparition of the Virgin Mary allegedly appeared three times to a Belgian-born nun in 1859 as the only of its kind in the United States.
The Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help at Champion, just east of Green Bay near Lake Michigan, has long been a popular destination for the faithful. But it was only in the last two years that the Diocese of Green Bay undertook the official process to earn the distinction that now puts it in company with renowned holy apparition sites including Lourdes, France; Guadalupe, Mexico; and Fatima, Portugal.
Editor's note: The Vatican's announcement comes in the middle of Wisconson's Interfaith Awareness Week. On December 8, 1854 Pope Pius IX declared that Mary was conceived without original sin. This is the dogma of the Church on the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
This week also marks the Roman Catholic devotion to Mary of Guadalupe.
See why the Mary of Rome is not the Mary of the Bible.
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
"...Argentina is the second country in the region to recognize Palestine within a week. Brazil recognized the Middle-East entity on Friday a few days after Abbas sent an appeal for recognition. Uruguay reportedly is in line with its partners of the MERCOSUR trade bloc in recognizing Palestine as an independent nation.
Argentina's action provoked Israel, which termed it as "highly regrettable."
"...Just a few weeks ago, we learned that the National Intelligence Council has produced a massive report entitled: “Global Governance 2025.” From the Atlantic Council website we read: “On Monday, September 20, 2010, the Atlantic Council, the U.S. National Intelligence Council (NIC), the European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS), and Transatlantic Policy Network (TPN) held an event for the public release and discussion of the joint U.S.-E.U. report Global Governance 2025. This report analyzes the gap between current international governance institutions, organizations and norms and the demands for global governance likely to be posed by long-term strategic challenges over the next 15 years. The report is the product of research and analysis by the NIC and EUISS following a series of international dialogues co-organized by the Atlantic Council, TPN, and other partner organizations in Beijing, Tokyo, Dubai, New Delhi, Pretoria, Sao Paulo & Brasilia, Moscow, and Paris.”
And these folks aren’t satisfied for the move to merge America and the western world into the “global community” by 2025. Last week, a classified update was issued bumping up the target date for Global Governance to 2015, due to increasing resistance from both American and European citizenry and the update referenced the American Tea Party movement."
See more on the Rise of The Fourth Kingdom.
UNITED NATIONS -- The U.N. system will spend more than $3 billion this year responding to natural disasters -- more than the $2.5 billion the world body is budgeted to spend on its own secretariat.
Most of the cash -- believed to be a record amount spent by the world body on natural disasters -- went to emergency efforts for floods in Pakistan and the earthquake in Haiti, but the United Nations mobilized relief in two dozen other countries whose miseries mostly went unnoticed in the international press...
'This was the biggest year'
It's likely 2010 will be the most expensive year on record for U.N. spending on natural disasters.
Residents of the US Gulf Coast say their pleas for help and transparency continue to be ignored by regulators.
In October, Dr. Wilma Subra, a chemist and Macarthur Fellow, conducted the blood tests for volatile solvents - chemicals present in BP's crude oil as well as their toxic dispersants - on eight people Nix provided who live and work along the coast.
Most of the people tested had these toxic chemicals present in their blood at levels several times higher than the national average. "Ethylbenzene, m,p-Xylene and Hexane are volatile organic chemicals that are present in the BP Crude Oil. The blood of all three females and five males had chemicals that are found in the BP Crude Oil," according to Subra’s report.
Ethylbenzene is a form of benzene present in the body when it begins to be broken down. m,p-Xylene is a clear, colorless, sweet-smelling, flammable liquid that is refined from crude oil and is primarily used as a solvent.
These chemicals in BP's oil are extremely hazardous to humans. They can cause headaches, nausea, vomiting, kidney damage, altered renal functions, irritation of the digestive tract, lung damage, burning pain in nose and throat, coughing, wheezing, skin problems and cancers.
See 68 reasons to why the Gulf Oil Disaster is turning into the endless disaster.
Friday, December 3, 2010
"Interfaith Cooperation and Citizenship" by Madison Times December 01, 2010
13th annual Interfaith Awareness week is Dec. 5 - 11th
MADISON -- People of different religions and faith traditions will again gather at the capitol on Human Rights Day, Friday, December 10, 2010 as part of Interfaith Awareness Week.
...This is the 13th Annual Interfaith Awareness Week proclaimed by Wisconsin Governor and other leaders. There will be displays of world religions and interfaith groups in the capitol rotunda from Monday December 6 through Friday December 10.
Throughout the week, diverse faith groups hold open house, inviting people to learn about the diverse traditions in the Madison area.
Editor's note: A world's religions exhibit will also be on display in the state capitol rotunda .
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Rising food prices and shortages could cause instability in many countries as the cost of staple foods and vegetables reached their highest levels in two years, with scientists predicting further widespread droughts and floods.
Although food stocks are generally good despite much of this year's harvests being wiped out in Pakistan and Russia, sugar and rice remain at a record price.
Global wheat and maize prices recently jumped nearly 30% in a few weeks while meat prices are at 20-year highs, according to the key Reuters-Jefferies commodity price indicator. Last week, the US predicted that global wheat harvests would be 30m tonnes lower than last year, a 5.5% fall. Meanwhile, the price of tomatoes in Egypt, garlic in China and bread in Pakistan are at near-record levels.
[5 ] When he opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, “Come!” And I looked, and behold, a black horse! And its rider had a pair of scales in his hand. [6 ] And I heard what seemed to be a voice in the midst of the four living creatures, saying, “A quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius, and do not harm the oil and wine!” (Revelation 6:5-6 ESV)
Scientists said Thursday that they had trained a bacterium to eat and grow on a diet of arsenic, in place of phosphorus — one of six elements considered essential for life — opening up the possibility that organisms could exist elsewhere in the universe or even here on Earth using biochemical powers we have not yet dared to dream about.
...The results could have a major impact on space missions to Mars and elsewhere looking for life. The experiments on such missions are designed to ferret out the handful of chemical elements and reactions that have been known to characterize life on Earth. The Viking landers that failed to find life on Mars in 1976, Dr. Wolfe-Simon pointed out, were designed before the discovery of tube worms and other weird life in undersea vents and the dry valleys of Antarctica revolutionized ideas about the evolution of life on Earth.
"...Do you notice inference of the terms here? That only adding and multiplying are good. The insinuation here is that if there are people in your life that subtract or divide you shouldn’t value them. This is the problem with pop psychology masquerading under the term “Christianity.”
And maybe this is the problem in general. Valuing cutesy little sayings instead of Scripture. In fact, this twitter post was reposted on twitter by more than 100 people – presumably Christian followers of this pastor, showing that people heap up before themselves teachers who tickle their ears, and in return they parrot their musings. These teachings come from Dear Abby and Dr. Phil more than from Jesus and the Holy Spirit.
...I hope that those who hear this would highly value the one who divides you from the goats and subtracts your sin from you. Stop paying attention to pop cultures pastors who communicate sermons based on psychology in 128 characters or less. There is more to be said. The Words of Jesus in the Bible communicate very effectively."
See the rest at Life In The Church.
Now, Rick Warren tweets about the mathematics of valuable relationships...
No surprise that Rick Warren uses mathematical functions in the context of human relationships. The same mathematical functions are employed in Rick Warren's Purpose Driven church growth equation.
Adding to the headcount and valuing those new additions while existing members that resist the change are devalued, marginalized and subtracted, creating division in the congregation.
Given his church growth tactics and the fact that Rick Warren is a CEO style pastor with thousands of pastors in his network, the tweet could also infer the following:
"4 kinds of people in your congregation: those whoadd,multiply, subtract or divide.Value & cultivate the first two."
Dr. Paul Elliott of Teaching The Word Ministries comments on the adds, changes and deletes in the Purpose Driven growth equation:
"...Rick Warren and his followers are posing as uniters, but in fact they are dividers. The Purpose-Driven Church movement may be able to unite unbelievers in an ungodly ecumenical cause, but it divides Evangelicals who follow after it from the one true Gospel. It divides them from all of the fundamental doctrines of the faith."
Rick Warren's tweet is evidence that reveals how it's really all about you, the pastor, and protecting your church's head count and profit margin at all costs.
Here's more evidence of Purpose Driven church growth idolatry:
Is your church undergoing a Purpose Driven or Emergent transition? Learn how to Biblically approach the issue with 5 Keys to a Biblical Response to Apostasy by Dr. Paul Elliott.
NASA will hold a news conference to discuss an astrobiology finding that will impact the search for evidence of extraterrestrial life.
The news conference will be held at 2 p.m. EST on Thursday, Dec. 2 at the NASA Headquarters auditorium. The live broadcast of the conference will be available at http://www.nasa.gov/ntv .
Astrobiology is the study of the origin, evolution, distribution and future of life in the universe.
Though the science journal has embargoed details of the discoveries secret until the conference, it can be expected to be related to three fundamental questions from NASA's Astrobiology Program: How does life begin and evolve? Is there life beyond Earth and, if so, how can we detect it? What is the future of life on Earth and in the universe?
The Tony Blair Faith Foundation has announced that Wheaton College has become the first American Associate University of the Tony Blair Faith Foundation’s Faith and Globalization Initiative.
The Faith and Globalization Initiative is driven forward by a network of lead universities on every continent which undertake academic teaching and research to develop a deeper understanding of the relationship between faith and globalization.
The results help emerging leaders understand how faith motivates people, and analyzes the impact of religion on the modern world, according to foundation officials.
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
ROBINSONVILLE, Wis. (WFRV) -- A church in Robinsonville attracts thousands of people who are seeking miracles every year.
For over 150 years, tales of miracles have brought people to Our Lady of Good Help Chapel. The Chapel brings people like George Kaczmarek, who started making an annual trip with his wife 25 years ago.
"This is my favorite spot," Kaczmarek said. While his wife passed away five years ago, Kaczmarek still makes the two hour trip for her, and for the indescribable feeling he gets while he's there.
"From a spiritual stand point, miracles have happened. People who have lost their way, I'm sure some of them have rediscovered their faith," said Kaczmarek.
The tales of miracles dates back to 1859, first with the apparition of the Virgin Mary to a young Belgian woman named Adele Brisse.
Brisse then took on the mission of founding the Chapel and a school. It was said that once Brisse got the Chapel started miracle cures began to occur in the Chapel.
There are tales of blind visitors regaining sight, of desperately sick being cured and of cripples restored to health. There are also stories of people leaving crutches behind, crutches that can still be seen in the crypt today.
"From that time the place has been regarded as a holy place, an initial chapel had been constructed and it's been a place of prayer and pilgrimage ever since that time," said Rev. John Doerfler of the Diocese of Green Bay.
Just last week a Green Bay woman says she brought her 3-year-old grandson who had been diagnosed with leukemia to the shrine.
"They were going to be doing some tests the next day in preparation for a possible bone marrow transplant," Rev. Doerfler said.
She told Rev. Doerfler that a day later the doctors said they found no trace of leukemia in the boy.
There has been no formal declaration by the Catholic Church of the apparition of Mary at the shrine. An official investigation was opened in Jan. of last year, but is still underway.
“The Bishop declared: Yes, the Virgin Mary appeared at Kibeho on November 28, 1981, and in the months that followed. There are more reasons to believe in the Apparitions than to deny them... The Apparitions of Kibeho are now officially recognized... The name given to the Marian sanctuary at Kibeho is "Shrine of Our Lady of Sorrows".
“That Kibeho become a place of pilgrimage and of encounter for all who seek Christ and who come there to pray, a fundamental centre of conversion, of reparation for the sins of the world and of reconciliation, a point of meeting for all who were dispersed, as for those who aspire to the values of compassion and fraternity without borders, a fundamental centre that recalls the Gospel of the Cross.
Rwanda in 1980
Vandalism was rampant all over the country from 1980 to 1981. Almost all of the statues of the Virgin Mary that were at the entrance of villages were mutilated, destroyed, or stolen. This was a sad time when Mary was almost forgotten, and barely prayed to. Even several priests did not pray the Rosary any more, influenced by the propaganda of false theologians who would like to make us believe that this devotion is out of date. Catholics are humiliated; the clergy begins to give up.
It is in this time of discouragement that Mary chose to visit Rwanda. From 1981 to 1989, this country heard of the Virgin Mary as never before. Kibeho is located in the south of the country, the poorest area of Rwanda. The presence, in this place, of two dynamic priests made the population fervent.
...The pilgrims in Kibeho witnessed several extraordinary phenomena: the dance of the sun from left to right and up and down, for tens of minutes; the disappearance of the sun, replaced by a greenish moon; a dance of the stars; luminous crosses in the sky.
...One of the key reasons that brought the competent ecclesiastical authorities to recognize the Apparition of Kibeho as authentic was the anticipated vision of the Rwanda genocide that occurred 12 years later, in 1994. On August 19, 1982, the seers saw “a river of blood, people who were killing each other, abandoned corpses with no one to bury them, a tree all in flames, bodies without their heads.” This prophecy seemed at first incredible, but about a decade later, in the spring of 1994, a horrifying civil war erupted in Rwanda, and, in just three months, an estimated 500,000 to one million were killed, many beheaded by machetes and dumped into the Kagea River (“river of blood”).
The Blessed Virgin had warned us at Kibeho that sexual promiscuity would lead to disaster. That was before the world knew about AIDS, but by 1994, Africa has seventy percent of the world's AIDS cases – and entire villages were turned into ghost towns! So far, 25 million Africans have contracted AIDS.
But the warnings of the Blessed Virgin Mary were not just for Africa. "When I tell you this, I am not addressing myself strictly to you, child, but I am making this appeal to the world," the Virgin told the seer Marie-Clare Mukangango – who was later killed in the war. She said the Virgin described the world as in revolt against God, the world “is on the edge of catastrophe.”
Learn why the Mary of Rome is not the Mary of the Bible here.
"...Rick Warren and his followers are posing as uniters, but in fact they are dividers. The Purpose-Driven Church movement may be able to unite unbelievers in an ungodly ecumenical cause, but it divides Evangelicals who follow after it from the one true Gospel. It divides them from all of the fundamental doctrines of the faith.
How is the Christian to guard against such deception? How are you going to do it? How is your church going to do it?
We have the first indication of what we are to do at the very beginning of Colossians chapter two, verse four: ―Now this I say…"―Now this I say…" This is a transitional statement. Paul is reminding them of what he has been saying up to this point. What has Paul been saying? He has been saying that Jesus Christ is preeminent. He must be preeminent. If anything, or any theory, or any person, or any movement, or any cause, usurps the rightful place of Jesus Christ as Head of the church and Lord of the church, then that thing, that theory, that person, that movement, that cause, is absolutely wrong. Absolutely to be avoided. Absolutely to be considered as worthless in terms of the things that count for eternity.
Now I know that those are strong words. But we need strong words today, because the Bible uses strong words against such error. So many of us have forgotten what it means to take a stand against apostasy. So many have left their first love. In reality, so many who call themselves Christians, so many who call themselves Christian churches, have forsaken Christ at the most basic and fundamental level.
Listen or read more on Dr. Elliott's message regarding deception from the Book of Colossians here. See Dr. Elliott's study on Responding to Apostasy.
See more resources at Teaching The Word Ministries.
Read this account of a covert purpose driven takeover of a once Biblical church.
Friday, November 26, 2010
by James Ridgeway Unsilent Generation
...In March, the Congressional Biomedical Caucus (of which I am a co-chair) hosted a presentation on this technology by TSA, as well as a briefing by Dr. David Brenner of Columbia University on the potential health effects of “back scatter” x-ray devices. As Dr. Brenner noted in his presentation and in subsequent media interviews, the devices currently in use and proposed for wider deployment this year currently deliver to the scalp “20 times the average dose that is typically quoted by TSA and throughout the industry.”
Dr. Brenner has pointed out that the majority of the radiation from X-ray backscatter machines strikes the top of the head, which is where 85 percent of the 800,000 cases of basal cell carcinoma diagnosed in the United States each year develop. According to Dr. Brenner, excessive x-ray exposure can act as a cancer rate multiplier, which is why our government should investigate thoroughly the potential health risks associated with this technology.
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
* US aircraft carrier heads for Korean waters
* Seoul face pressure over ‘slow response’ to provocation, says attack meant to bolster North Korean heir-apparent
* Japan PM asks China to play role
INCHEON: A US aircraft carrier set off for Korean waters on Wednesday in a move likely to enrage Pyongyang and unsettle its ally, China while South Korea recovered the bodies of two civilians killed in Tuesday’s shelling.
The movement of US aircraft carrier group comes a day after North Korea rained artillery shells on a South Korean island. The nuclear-powered USS George Washington, which carries 75 warplanes and has a crew of over 6,000, left a naval base south of Tokyo to join exercises with South Korea from Sunday to the following Wednesday, a US officials in Seoul said. The US and South Korea said the exercise was defensive and had been planned well before Tuesday’s attack.
...Benedict made the comment in response to a general question about Africa, where heterosexual HIV spread is rampant.
...Benedict said that condoms are not a moral solution to stopping AIDS. But he said in some cases, such as for male prostitutes, their use could represent a first step in assuming moral responsibility "in the intention of reducing the risk of infection."
He used as a specific example male prostitutes, for whom contraception is not usually an issue, but did not mention married couples where one spouse is infected. The Vatican has come under pressure from even church officials to condone condom use for such monogamous married couples to protect the uninfected spouse from transmission.
The following is a sample from an forthcoming book by Andrew Gavin Marshall on 'Global Government', Global Research Publishers, Montreal. For more by this author on the issue of the economic crisis and global governance, see the recently-released book by Global Research "The Global Economic Crisis: The Great Depression of the XXI Century," Michel Chossudovsky and Andrew Gavin Marshall, (Editors), in which the author contributed three chapters on the history of central banking, the rise of a global currency and global central bank, and the political economy of global government.
Problem, Reaction, Solution: “Crisis is an Opportunity”
In May of 2010, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Managing Director of the IMF, stated that, “crisis is an opportunity,” and called for “a new global currency issued by a global central bank, with robust governance and institutional features,” and that the “global central bank could also serve as a lender of last resort.” However, he stated, “I fear we are still very far from that level of global collaboration.” Well, perhaps not so far as it might seem.
The notion of global governance has taken an evolutionary path to the present day, with the principle global political and economic actors and institutions incrementally constructing the apparatus of a global government. In the modern world, global governance is an inter-lapping, intersecting, and intertwined web of international organizations, think tanks, multinational corporations, nations, NGOs, philanthropic foundations, military alliances, intelligence agencies, banks and interest groups. Globalization – a term which was popularized in the late 1980s to refer to the global spread of multinational corporations – has laid the principle ideological and institutional foundations for this process. Global social, economic and political integration do not occur at an equal pace; rather, economic integration and governance on a global level has and will continue to be ahead of the other sectors of human social interaction, in both the pace and degree of integration. In short, global economic governance will set the pace for social and political global governance to follow.
See more on the Rise of the Fourth Kingdom.