Friday, September 26, 2008

Queen of Rome, Queen of Islam, Queen of All

According to the book of Revelation, a woman will reign over the kings of the earth in the final days. The apostle John marveled with great amazement when he saw the woman who says in her heart, "I sit as queen" (Revelation 18:7).

Who is this queen? Is she the Queen of Heaven? How could she possibly encompass nations and kingdoms? What will be her fate and the fate of those who follow her? Will signs and wonders associated with this "Queen of All" and her son (the Eucharistic Jesus) usher in the "Eucharistic Reign of Jesus" (also referred to many as the "Second Coming")?

Queen of Rome, Queen of Islam, Queen of All: The Marian Apparitions plan to unite all religions Under the Roman Catholic Church by Tetlow, Oakland and Myers, will provide biblical answers to these and other questions. The book documents who the "Queen" is and the role she plays to prepare the counterfeit bride for the counterfeit Christ.

See all related articles and videos regarding The Queen of Rome here.

Please see Berean Beacon Catholic Outreach and What Every Catholic Should Know .

Mary of Rome, The Queen of All

From Roger Oakland of Understand the Times

Fatima, Portugal is the world's most famous Marian apparitional site. For nearly a century, people from all over the world have gone to this site, believing the mother of Jesus once appeared there with messages from heaven. What does the Bible say about such appearances?

In 2003, an Inter-Religious Congress was held at Fatima. In this episode, Roger exposes a plan to bring together all religions under one "Universal Christ."

Please see Berean Beacon Catholic Outreach and What Every Catholic Should Know .

Catholic 'Miracle' Shrine Attracts Buddhists, Hindus

From Indian

MARAWILA, Sri Lanka (UCAN) -- A reported miracle cure at a coastal shrine 60 years ago launched a devotion that continues to draw tens of thousands of people to celebrate the shrine's annual feast day.

More than 150,000 Buddhists, Catholics and Hindus came to the shrine of the Holy Cross, situated in the middle of a cemetery near the town of Marawila, on Sept. 14, feast day of the Holy Cross. The shrine, a simple structure open on two sides with a large crucifix, sits about 50 kilometers north of Colombo. It belongs to Our Lady of Presentation Parish in Marawila.

Mary Unites Christians, Cardinal Tells Anglicans

Ecumenical Pilgrimage to Lourdes Called a Miracle By Inmaculada Álvarez
LOURDES, France, SEPT. 25, 2008 (

Devotion to the Virgin Mary has an essential role in ecumenical dialogue and the journey to full and visible unity among Christians, says the president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity.

Cardinal Walter Kasper affirmed this Wednesday when he presided over an ecumenical celebration in Lourdes, where Anglicans and Catholics had joined on pilgrimage. Anglican Archbishop Rowan Williams of Canterbury gave the homily at the event. The pilgrimage began at the Anglican shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham in England.

"Lourdes is known for its miracles," Cardinal Kasper said. "Who would have imagined, only 20 or 30 years ago, that Catholics and Anglicans would go on pilgrimage and pray together?

China State News Calls For New World Economic Order

BEIJING (Reuters) - Threatened by a "financial tsunami," the world must consider building a financial order no longer dependent on the United States, a leading Chinese state newspaper said on Wednesday.

The commentary in the overseas edition of the People's Daily said the collapse of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc (LEH.P: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) "may augur an even larger impending global 'financial tsunami'."

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Thursday, September 25, 2008

Church of England Endorses Visions of the Virgin Mary!

Rowan Williams becomes first ever Anglican leader to accept visions of Virgin Mary as fact

By Simon Caldwell Last updated at 9:01 PM on 24th September 2008

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, was today branded a ‘papal puppet’ after he became the first leader of the Church of England to accept visions of the Virgin Mary at Lourdes as historical fact.

He asserted that 18 visions of Our Lady allegedly experienced by Bernadette Soubirous in 1858 were true.

His words shocked millions of Protestants worldwide because they not only signified a break with Protestant teaching on the Virgin Mary but also Dr Williams’s personal acceptance of the Catholic doctrine of the Immaculate Conception, which is explicitly linked to the apparitions.

Editor's note: These apparitions are, no doubt, real...and they are, no doubt, demonic.

Please see Berean Beacon Catholic Outreach and What Every Catholic Should Know .

Wednesday, September 24, 2008


Be Still And You’ll Know You’re Being Mislead from Apprising Ministries.

The heart of this short article is to bring to your attention that it’s quite common for those who are teachers of the corrupt Contemplative/Spirituality/Mysticism (CSM) of so-called Spiritual Formation (SF) to appeal to verse 10 of the above Psalm 46 in an attempt to justify their unbiblical practice of Contemplative/Centering Prayer (CCP), which is a type of transcendental meditation for the “Christian.” For example you’ll definitely see this in this teaching of Living Spiritual Teacher and Quaker mystic “Roshi” Richard Foster as well as that of his spiritual twin ordained Southern Baptist minister Dallas Willard.

Rosenbladt Calls Rick Warren’s Theology “Roman Catholic”

In this segment of the Issues, Etc. radio program Dr. Rod Rosenbladt of the White Horse Inn is discussing Sola Fide. In the course of the program he is given the opportunity to respond to Rick Warren’s theology. During his response Rosenbladt blasts Warren’s false doctrine and calls Rick Warren a “Southern-Baptist Roman Catholic”.

HT: Christian Research Network

Monday, September 22, 2008

Press Release: Pagan Practices Taught by Emergent Church

From News Release

Author, talk show guest and former member of the Indiana House of Representatives, Dr. Don Boys, sends this press release out regarding the error of the emergent church:

God warns us in Jer. 10:2, “Learn not the way of the heathen,” but heathenism is exactly what EC leaders are teaching. The Bible gives no support for chanting, centering prayer, yoga, beads, candles, incense, labyrinths, breathe prayers, etc. The Roman Catholic Church brought all those from paganism and baptized them into “Christianity.” I don’t think anything has shocked me in my entire ministry like seeing evangelicals wade waist deep into pagan practices and call it “a return to Christianity”! The New Age (which is really old) has arrived in our churches!

Dr. Don Boys highlights promoters of the return to Rome such as: Robert Webber, Mike Perschon of Youth Specialties, Richard Foster, Rick Warren , Tony Campolo, M. Basil Pennington, and Doug Pagitt.

Editor’s note #1: The list of mystical emergents referenced in Dr. Boys’ press release reads like the shelves of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Lifeway Online book store.

HT: Christian Research Network

Editor's note #2 Lifeway is accepting preorders of Robert Webber's latest book, Ancient Future Worship

“Celebration of Discipline” by Richard Foster An Encyclopedia of Theological Error

An encyclopedia of theological error…um, but other than that it’s pretty good. By now it’s become quite obvious that evangelicalism is deep into her lust affair with the repackaged “Christian” mysticism of Living Spiritual Teacher and Quaker mystic Richard Foster who is hands down the leading proponent of spiritually corrupt Contemplative Spirituality/Mysticism.

In this post over at Apprising Ministries we’re very pleased to bring together in one source a couple of the very insightful things Dr. Gary Gilley has written concerning Celebration of Discipline by “Roshi” Richard Foster. Take a good look at the book which spawned The Cult of Guru Richard Foster and would cause evangelical Rip Van Winkles to call upon this Quaker Mystic to tell them some bedtime stories.

HT: Christian Research Network

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Judging a Denomination By It's Cover

Paul Proctor's article on the SBC'S publishing arm, Lifeway, prompted a quick visit through the online book store. Below is a snapshot of what was found...

The emergent heresy of Brian McLaren, Rob Bell, Doug Pagett, Dan Kimball and Tony Campolo. The mysticism of Dallas Willard and Richard Foster. Not pictured, but resources abound from the Purpose Driven franchise system as well.

All compliments of Lifeway and The Southern Baptist Convention.

Is the immunity and autonomy extended to SBC churches also extended to Lifeway?


By Paul Proctor

In yet another vivid demonstration of why the church is in decline, LifeWay Christian Stores, owned by the Southern Baptist Convention, yanked the latest edition of a popular Christian magazine called, Gospel Today, off their shelves, but reportedly continued to offer it for sale from under the counter upon request, because of its controversial cover story highlighting female pastors.

See related articles: Southern Baptist Convention Silent on Warren's Reversing The Reformation , Lifeway's Double-mindedness , Oozing with Mysticism , When Should You Change Churches? , Lifeway's Church Switchers Survey , Hybels' Book Leads Congregations Into Room of Confusion , The SBC North American Mission Board partners with emergent church planting conference? ,


From Apprising Ministries: There is a choice that has appeared before us today with crystalline clarity in the Christian community—now matter what flavor you might think you are. We can listen to someone like the aforementioned “Bible Scholar” Rick Warren Reversing the Reformation — “I see absolutely zero reason in separating my fellowship from anybody”; or, we can listen to our Lord and Master Jesus Christ — If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated Me first. If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why it hates you. Remember the words I spoke to you: “No servant is greater than his Master” (John 15:18-20). But you cannot have it both ways.

The Left Foot of Fellowship

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Science Re-engineers Genesis 6

From World Net Daily:
Are Bibles 'giants' set for return? Author warns genetic engineering could bring back 'Nephilim'

"The benei Elohim saw the daughters of Adam, that they were fit extensions."
Genesis 6:2 (Interlinear Hebrew Bible)

New experiments in genetic engineering could open the doors for the return of fearsome "giants" described in the Bible – the offspring of human women and fallen angels – warns author Thomas Horn in his best-selling book, "Nephilim Stargates: The Year 2012 and the Return of the Watchers."

In the Book of Genesis, beings of great stature called "giants" appear, which some biblical scholars believe came into existence after powerful angels known as 'Watchers' descended to earth and used women (or their biological matter) to construct bodies of flesh, which they used to "extend" themselves into the material world.

The Apocryphal books of Enoch, 2 Esdras, Genesis Aprocryphon and Jasher support the Genesis story, adding that the sin of the angels grew to include genetic modification of animals as well as humans. The Book of Jasher, mentioned in the Bible in Joshua 10:13 and 2 Samuel 1:18, says, "After the fallen angels went into the daughters of men, the sons of men taught the mixture of animals of one species with the other, in order to provoke the Lord" (4:18).

See related articles: As In The Days of Noah , Human-Pig Hybrid Embryos Get Green Light , Animal-Human Hybrids & No Fathers Required , First Human-Animal Hybrid Created in UK , UK Government Proposals Approve Human/Animal Embryo Hybrids

Science Reverse-Engineers Existence , What Does the Vatican Know About Extraterrestial Life? , Prepping The World For Alien Disclosure? , Vatican Astronomer: Aliens May Not Need Redemption , Vatican: Space Aliens Might Actually Exist

Friday, September 19, 2008


From Crosstalk America & Apprising Ministries:

Ken Silva of Apprising Ministries joins Ingrid Schlueter on her Crosstalk radio program to address an important aspect the current drift away from Sola Scriptura in contemporary evangelicalism. In Christianity Today Promoting the Cult of Richard Foster a couple of weeks back we told you about a feature interview with Living Spiritual Teacher and Quaker mystic Richard Foster in this month’s edition of Christianity Today magazine.

But there’s something you need to understand about this highly subjective and spiritually corrupt Contemplative Spirituality/Mysticism (CSM) with its Contemplative/Centering Prayer (CCP), all of which flowered in the antibiblical monastic traditions of apostate Roman Catholicism. Right now it’s spreading as a cancer within the American Christian Church through the spurious Spiritual Formation as taught by Foster along with his spiritual twin Dallas Willard.

See related video Iron Sharpens Iron with Ken Silva on Mysticism and more on Evangelicalism's Roman-tic pursuit of mysticism here.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

U.S. Warns Russia of Military Action

The US Defence Secretary has told Sky News that another Russian attack on Georgia once it has joined Nato would result in an American armed response.

Robert Gates told Sky's foreign affairs editor Tim Marshall that Nato's charter would require it.
"I have been a very strong proponent of the view that Nato is a military alliance not a talk shop," he said.

"Article five means what it says - so there is a commitment to go to the assistance of our allies if they are challenged."

Meanwhile the Russian Navy says the war in Georgia has shown the world that Moscow is once again a force to be reckoned with.

Its Black Sea Fleet has now returned to its base in Crimea in Ukraine, but the region is becoming a new frontline in the stand-off between Russia and the West.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

World War III: Russia & Georgia


Read the latest development in the Georgian crisis: Russia signs treaty to defend Georgia separatists

United Religions & The United Nations' International Day of Peace

Religious Communities Observe the United Nations' International Day of Peace

The United Religions Initiative (URI) calls world religions " to make 21 September an annual day when people of all faiths and spiritual traditions focus our prayers on the vision we all share: peace on Earth..."

"...Let us adopt this Day of Peace, offered by the General Assembly of the United Nations, as a neutral focus belonging not to one group but to all humanity.

Inspired by our scriptures and the wisdom of our teachers, the prayers of every faith will unite us in service to peace. Let us all join in this worldwide movement for a culture of peace, and express our solidarity with an International Day of Peace Proclamation.

The religious and spiritual communities of the world, working together, can be the most powerful force for peace in human history."

From the URI website: "The United Religions joins a rapidly growing community of interfaith organizations. Leaders and practioners are putting their faith into action for global good...

...Interfaith is a way to organize, a way to connect, commit and create community among people from different faith traditions.

...The interfaith movement recognizes that God is present in every religion. It believes that people of faith and good will must cooperate to break down religious prejudice and work together for a better world."

...Interfaith groups are working to seek:

  • an economic and world order
  • based on moral values shared by religions
  • where the animal world and the earth are revered.

See also The Smell of Purpose Driven Ecumenism Is In The Air , Spreading The Global Religion , The Socialist-Communitarian Management System , The Pope's Ecumenical PEACE Plan , Tony Blair Calls For Interfaith Cooperation For New World , The New Spirituality and Globalism , Pope’s U.S. InterFaith Meeting to Focus on Peace , The Golden Rule Twisted , Rome’s Mayor: UN and Pope For ‘United Religion’, Ecumenical Compromise on a Global Scale, Singing Out of The Global Hymnal , More Unity In The Name Of Peace , The Shift To Global Oneness , Warren Promotes PEACE Plan & Politics , Preview of The Coming Global Religion, Co-Starring Rick Warren

See more of the URI's resemblance to the Purpose Driven PEACE Train.

The Many Faces of Mysticism

The website provides an quick overview of mysticism across the world's religions...

By seeking silence in our mind it’s possible to detach ourselves from the worries and anxieties. This requires us to control our thoughts: inner silence brings inner peace no matter what is happening in the outside world.

All religious traditions imply the importance of being quiet and still in mind and spirit for transformative and integral spiritual growth to occur.
Image credit Wikipedia

Britain Adopts Islamic Law

Gives Sharia Courts Full Power to Rule on Civil Cases - FOX NEWSThe government has quietly sanctioned the powers for sharia judges to rule on cases ranging from divorce and financial disputes to those involving domestic violence.

Rulings issued by a network of five sharia courts are enforceable with the full power of the judicial system, through county courts or the country’s High Court, a part of its Supreme Court system.

The Vatican's Techno-synthesis of Faith

Vatican Announces Academic Conference on Darwin from Ekklesia

The Vatican has announced an upcoming international conference on "Biological Evolution: Facts and Theories. A Critical Appraisal 150 years after 'The Origin of Species'", to mark the Darwin celebrations and build the science-theology dialogue.

The conference is due to be take place in Rome from 3 to 7 March 2009. Along with other major churches, the Catholic Church proclaims the compatibility of evolutionary biology and Christian faith in the world process as God's creative purpose.

The Vatican opposes creationism, which misconstrues ancient texts to deny the findings of the natural sciences and oppose them to divine fiat. However, a few Catholic academics have joined those toying with 'Intelligent Design', a close cousin.

See also Science Reverse-Engineers Existence , Church of England Apologizes to Darwin , What Does the Vatican Know About Extraterrestial Life? , Prepping The World For Alien Disclosure? , Vatican Astronomer: Aliens May Not Need Redemption , Vatican: Space Aliens Might Actually Exist

Al Qaeda Attacks US embassy in Yemen

At least 11 killed in Al Qaeda US embassy attack in Yemen DEBKA File

DEBKAfile Special Report
September 17, 2008, 1:05 PM (GMT+02:00)

No embassy staff were among the eleven dead. Two car explosions and RPG rockets started the blaze in parts of the heavy fortified building, which has since been extinguished. According to witnesses, the assailants dressed as soldiers drove up to the embassy gate in a Yemeni military vehicle, and were engaged by the guards in a battle of more than 20 minutes, during which one of the cars blew up.

DEBKAfile’s counter-terror sources report that Yemeni president Abdullah Salah, formerly a US partner in the war on terror, has begun working with al Qaeda to win their help for quelling plots by army dissidents to overthrow his regime and for beating back an Iran-backed Shiite rebellion.


Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Science Reverse-Engineers Existence

In the beginning, God created man. Toward the end, man created God...

The Scientific Revolution has been tethered with spiritual implications that are diametrically opposed to the Biblical record of creation and the existence of God.
Alfred Tennyson (1809-1892) honored as "the greatest poet of our generation, perhaps of our century" captured the cultural tumult of the scientific & the biblical conflict in his famous elegy "In Memoriam". Tennyson wrestled with pressures of synthesizing his faith in light of the new scientific discoveries of his day.

Now, in the new millenium, the world's largest man made machine, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is about to recreate a micro-version of the Big Bang. This theory is what many believe birthed the physical universe.

What about the big bang? What of the creation account of the Bible? Will fascinating discoveries at the LHC cause the next level of techno-synthesis of faith? Will man's deconstruction of creation cause a reconstruction of the Creator in the minds of men?

For those who are of the opinion the research at the CERN LHC has nothing to do with spirituality, one should consider the facility's statue of the Indian deity Shiva Nataraja, the Lord of Dance. The statue, symbolizing Shiva's cosmic dance of creation and destruction.

Genesis 11: 5 And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of man had built. 6And the LORD said, "Behold, they are one people, and they have all one language, and this is only the beginning of what they will do. And nothing that they propose to do will now be impossible for them.

Revelation 9:1 And the fifth angel blew his trumpet, and I saw a star fallen from heaven to earth, and he was given the key to the shaft of the bottomless pit. 2He opened the shaft of the bottomless pit, and from the shaft rose smoke like the smoke of a great furnace, and the sun and the air were darkened with the smoke from the shaft. 3Then from the smoke came locusts on the earth, and they were given power like the power of scorpions of the earth.

Church of England Apologizes to Darwin

"Church to Charles Darwin: We're sorry we doubted you." -WorldNet Daily

Some say the Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams is making a monkey of himself with a half-baked apology to Charles Darwin for misunderstanding the author of "Origin of the Species" 126 years after his death.

Nevertheless, that's just what the Church of England plans to do today – make an act of contrition to the godfather of evolution.

Officials of the church said senior bishops wanted to atone for the vilification heaped on Darwin by their predecessors.

The church is also eager to counter the view that its teaching is incompatible with science and distance itself from fundamentalist Christians, who believe in the biblical account of the creation.

Click here to read entire story.

HT: Lighthouse Research Trails

Can Rick Warren Save the World?

From The Mike Corley Program:

As part of our research and expose of the Purpose Drive Lie, we offered analysis and commentary on one of the many televison specials focused on the Rick Warren, this one entitled Can Rick Warren Save the World?

Mike takes a look at the what one website described, “Can Rick Warren Save the World?” As church leaders and secular leaders alike have found themselves in awe of this man’s Purpose Driven paradigm, I, as a believer in Jesus Christ, have been in awe too. But my amazement isn’t over Rick Warren’s plans to save the world; no, my amazement is over Christian leaders and their blindness to what is really taking place. They have been overtaken and lured by a seductive spirituality that calls itself Purpose Driven, emerging church, seeker-friendly and a number of other names but has its origin in the Garden of Eden when the serpent said, You will be like God. (Lighhouse Trails August 16, 2006)

Listen to the program here.

Don't miss this program which originally aired in 2006...Mike visits with author Warren Smith about his book Deceived on Purpose warns about the serious New Age implications of Pastor Rick Warren s book The Purpose Driven Life. Smith takes the reader into the inner workings of today s evangelical world as he explores the questionable interconnections of several of its top leaders. with that of Jesus Christ. This exceptional book is sure to appeal to a wide-ranging audience. Anyone who desires to know how the evangelical and New Age plans are moving toward oneness will find this book to be especially insightful.

Listen to Warren Smith on The Mike Corley Program here. See more on Warren Smith here.

Tony Campolo: “Christian Mysticism” Trumps the Bible

In this work concerning Evangelical Prophet Tony Campolo over at Apprising Ministries we will begin to draw together some of the evidence concerning what this “Red Letter” Christian has said about the Gospel. The idea here is to elucidate one of the effects [read: delusions] which Campolo has received from his own personal practice of the corrupt Contemplative Spirituality/Mysticism (CSM).

This spurious CSM is not so slowly slithering into your churches through evangelical youth groups experimenting with the mystic musings of popular pastors and theologians in the postliberal cult of the Emergent Church like e.g. Rob Bell and his friend Emerging Church Pastor Doug Pagitt. As you could see, if you really wanted to, in Christianity Today Promoting the Cult of Richard Foster and Christianity Today Promoting the Roman Catholic Mystic Catherine of Siena it’s now getting a real assist from this respected “Protestant” publication.

See related article, Didn’t You Know; God’s Word Is Truth.

HT: Christian Research Network

Pope Celebrates 150th Anniversary of Lourdes' Marian Apparitions

The Pope completed his four day pilgrimmage to Lourdes, France where he celebrated the 150th anniversary of the Apparition of Mary. Miami's Archbishop John C. Favalora presents the highlights of Lourdes:

Exactly 150 years ago this month, the Virgin Mary began appearing to a poor peasant girl in a small village called Lourdes in France. The Virgin identified herself as the Immaculate Conception — an article of faith that had been proclaimed by the pope only four years earlier.

There was no way this 14-year-old peasant girl living in that isolated village could have known about that teaching. That was the first proof for the authenticity of the apparitions. Then came the miraculous cures from a mysterious fountain that had never been seen before.

Lourdes today is one of the most popular pilgrimage sites in the world. Thousands upon thousands come year-round to pray and wash in the healing waters. Hundreds more come for weeks at a time as volunteers, to help the sick who come in search of healing.

The Pope's visit was marked by several significant speeches reflecting the Roman Catholic dogma related to Marian devotion:

Mary allows ‘love stronger than death’ to bring hope to the world...Mary comes to meet us, so as to show us the way towards a renewal of life for our communities and for each one of us."
..."Mary's message is a message of hope for all men and women of our day, whatever their country of origin..."

The intervention of the Virgin Mary in offering succor throughout history testifies to this, and does not cease to call forth, in the people of God, an unshakable confidence in her.

...I would like to say, humbly, to those who suffer and to those who struggle and are tempted to turn their backs on life: turn towards Mary! Within the smile of the Virgin lies mysteriously hidden the strength to fight against sickness, in support of life. With her, equally, is found the grace to accept without fear or bitterness to leave this world at the hour chosen by God.

....By immersing themselves in the baths at Lourdes, how many people have discovered and experienced the gentle maternal love of the Virgin Mary, becoming attached to her in order to bind themselves more closely to the Lord!

...Mary entrusts her smile to you, so that you yourselves may become, in faithfulness to her son, springs of living water. Whatever you do, you do in the name of the Church, of which Mary is the purest image. May you carry her smile to everyone!

"...Because you are the smile of God, the reflection of the light of Christ, the dwelling place of the Holy Spirit,

Because you chose Bernadette in her lowliness, because you are the morning star, the gate of heaven and the first creature to experience the resurrection,

Our Lady of Lourdes", with our brothers and sisters whose hearts and bodies are in pain, we pray to you!

See related articles: The World, The Eucharist and the Co-Redeemer , The Bodily Ascension of Sinless Mary Into Heaven? , Lourdes: Making Money Off Mary , Rome Marks Apparition Of "Sinless" Mary & The Miraculous Medal , Exorcists Disagree on Source of Marion Apparition , The Feast of the Sacred Heart

Christianity Today Promotes Return To Rome , Purpose Driven Lent Part II , Reconcile This, Rick? , Purpose Driven PEACE Train: Destination ROME , Unity Under Mary , Mary: The Refuge, The Peace, The Path To God , Mary & Messages From Heaven , The Universal Community of Hope? , Pray Rosary for Peace, Benedict XVI Urges , Avoid Them Like The Plague

See related videos: Apparitions of Mary - "Messages from Heaven" , Mary & Messages From Heaven ,

Read more on Rome's worship of Mary here.

Monday, September 15, 2008


Russia warns NATO to leave the Black Sea in 21 days ( Sept 19 - 20, 2008 ) or be attacked!

“Everything has changed since the war with Georgia. What seemed impossible before is more than possible now when our friends become our enemies and our enemies our friends. Russia will respond. A number of possibilities are being considered, including hitting America where it hurts most – Iran and Syria.” -Russia lines up with Syria, Iran against America and the West

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Berkely Study: Religious Do Not Fear Alien Contact

California Catholic Daily:

Ted Peters, a professor of systematic theology at Pacific Lutheran Seminary and at the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, conducted the study. The findings were announced in an Aug. 15 press release by the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences.

“Will confirmation of the existence of an extraterrestrial intelligent civilization so rock the adherents to earth's religious traditions that their belief systems will confront a crisis if not collapse altogether?” the release asks. “Are religious people so narrow minded -- so earth-centric and anthropocentric -- that they would be shocked to realize we share our universe with other beings who are our equals if not superiors? No, say researchers in Berkeley, California. Religious believers show surprising openness at inviting extraterrestrial aliens into their terrestrial neighborhood.”

See The Peters ETI Religious Crisis Survey

Genesis 6 1When man began to multiply on the face of the land and daughters were born to them, 2the sons of God saw that the daughters of man were attractive. And they took as their wives any they chose. 3Then the LORD said, "My Spirit shall not abide in man forever, for he is flesh: his days shall be 120 years." 4The Nephilim were on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of man and they bore children to them. These were the mighty men who were of old, the men of renown.

Jude 6 And the angels who did not stay within their own position of authority, but left their proper dwelling, he has kept in eternal chains under gloomy darkness until the judgment of the great day

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Monday, September 8, 2008

Venezuela Hosts Russian Naval Exercise

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela to host Russia navy exercise in Caribbean

Several Russian ships and 1,000 soldiers will take part in joint naval maneuvers with Venezuela in the Caribbean Sea later this year, exercises likely to increase diplomatic tensions with Washington, a pro-government newspaper reported on Saturday.

Quoting Venezuela's naval intelligence director, Salbarore Cammarata, the newspaper Vea said four Russian boats would visit Venezuelan waters from November 10 to 14.

Plans for the naval operations come at a time of heightened diplomatic tension and Cold War-style rhetoric between Moscow and the United States over the recent war in Georgia and plans for a U.S. missile defense system in the Czech Republic and Poland.

See related articles: U.S. Warship in Russian-patrolled Georgian Port , The War Drums Beating

Friday, September 5, 2008

U.S. Warship in Russian-patrolled Georgian Port

POTI, Georgia (Reuters) - The flagship of the U.S. Navy’s Sixth Fleet dropped anchor off Georgia’s Black Sea port of Poti on Friday, where Russian troops have been patrolling since last month’s war with Georgia.

The USS Mount Whitney, a sophisticated command warship based in Italy, is the third U.S. vessel to arrive on the Georgian coast with humanitarian aid for tens of thousands displaced by the conflict over Georgia’s breakaway South Ossetia.

See also The War Drums Beating

Purpose Driven Malpractice

The Truth Matters blog shares an excellent article by Pastor Bob DeWaay, Pastoral Malpractice and the Visible Church:

Pastor Warren may be correct that you cannot do both—expound important Biblical topics and appear attractive to seekers at the same time. But I disagree completely with the idea that we must appear attractive to lost sinners. We need to preach Christ to lost sinners so that they can know the terms of the gospel. That is the only valid “diagnosis” that will do them any good…

…The standards are strict and generally well observed for those who treat our bodies and cure our physical ailments. But the standards for those who care for our souls have fallen woefully short…

…pastoral malpractice will be dealt with in eternity, making it even more serious. In the meantime, pray that God will raise up pastors who will take seriously their sacred duty to interpret and apply the Bible accurately—and pray for churches that want such pastors to lead them.

HT: Christian Research Network

Deceived on Purpose: The New Age Implications of the Purpose Driven Life

Deceived On Purpose by Warren Smith

When former New Ager Warren Smith began reading Purpose-Driven Life, he was shocked to discover language, ideas, terms and philosophies that he learned as a New Ager. If you have ever wondered what really lies beneath the surface of the Purpose-Driven agenda, then Deceived on Purpose is a must-read. A stunning and thought-provoking testimonial.

It is clear that Robert Schuller is tied in with New Age leaders and philosophies—now the question: Is Rick Warren connected to Robert Schuller? Warren Smith believes he is, and that puts the majority of the Christian church at risk!

Visit Deceived On Purpose Ministries for other discernment titles by former New Ager Warren Smith.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Redefining Christianity on The Mike Corley Program

On this program which originally aired April 18, 2006, Mike talks with Pastor Bob DeWaay about his book Redefining Christianity: Understanding the Purpose Driven Life Movement, which examines The Purpose Driven Church, The Purpose Driven Life, and the business system that Rick Warren has developed to promote it around the world.

They look carefully at his claims, his use of scripture, his integration of human wisdom with scripture, and his ability to get thousands of pastors to convert from expository Bible preaching to being Purpose Driven. In the end he compares Rick Warren’s version of “church health” with that of Jesus Christ.

More "Christian" Mysticism

From Apprising Ministries:

In Christianity Today Promoting The Cult of Richard Foster you will see Apprising Ministries point out that the current September 2008 issue of CT features an interview embracing Living Spiritual Teacher and Quaker mystic Richard Foster as a teacher of proper Christian spirituality.

However, as you’ll see in Spiritual Formation: Just Say No, with an able assist from Foster’s spiritual twin Dallas Willard, under that guise neopagan so-called “spiritual disciplines” have now slithered into the heart of evangelicalism.

But the the truth is that the core practice of this Contemplative Spirituality/Mysticism (CSM), which is Contemplative/Centering Prayer is actually a type of meditation that’s virtually identical to that practiced in Eastern religions such as Zen Buddhism and the transcendental meditation of Hinduism.

And this kind of spurious spiritual formation, so-called “Christian” mysticism, which really developed in the antibiblical monastic traditions of apostate Roman Catholicism is now showing up in more and more evangelical youth groups. Ingrid Schuleter begins this Crosstalk program discussing this fascination that some young evangelical Christians have with Roman Catholic mysticism. AM gives you the link to this program here.

Listen to Pastor Ken Silva of Apprising Ministries in this related video Iron Sharpens Iron with Ken Silva on Mysticism .