Thursday, December 31, 2009

Sun and Moon Trigger Deep Tremors on San Andreas Fault

ScienceDaily (Dec. 25, 2009) The faint tug of the sun and moon on the San Andreas Fault stimulates tremors deep underground, suggesting that the rock 15 miles below is lubricated with highly pressurized water that allows the rock to slip with little effort, according to a new study by University of California, Berkeley, seismologists.

"Tremors seem to be extremely sensitive to minute stress changes," said Roland Bürgmann, UC Berkeley professor of earth and planetary science. "Seismic waves from the other side of the planet triggered tremors on the Cascadia subduction zone off the coast of Washington state after the Sumatra earthquake last year, while the Denali earthquake in 2002 triggered tremors on a number of faults in California. Now we also see that tides -- the daily lunar and solar tides -- very strongly modulate tremors."

...To learn more about the source of these tremors, UC Berkeley seismologists began looking for tremors five years ago in seismic recordings from the Parkfield segment of the San Andreas Fault obtained from sensitive bore-hole seismometers placed underground as part of the UC Berkeley's High-Resolution Seismic Network. Using eight years of tremor data, Thomas, Bürgmann and Nadeau correlated tremor activity with the effects of the sun and moon on the crust and with the effects of ocean tides, which are driven by the moon.

They found the strongest effect when the pull on the Earth from the sun and moon sheared the fault in the direction it normally breaks. Because the San Andreas Fault is a right-lateral strike-slip fault, the west side of the fault tends to break north-northwestward, dragging Los Angeles closer to San Francisco.

See also:

Solar Storms + Weak Magnetic Field = Disasters

WARNING: The Coming Solar Storm

WARNING: The Coming Solar Storm, Part II

The Coming Solar Storm Part III

See more articles on the impact of the sun on the earth here.

Is It Man or Magnetism Behind Climate Change?

More scientific facts on the real contributers to climate change...

David Bois reports:

According to National Geographic, the location of the Earth's magnetic north pole is moving eastward from its current location in northern Canada at a rate of approximately 40 miles per year.

The geographic North Pole (90 degrees north latitude) is defined by the Earth's rotation. Magnetic north, however, is created by the movement of our planet's molten iron core. The movement of all that metal essentially turns the entire planet into one big magnet. The north and south poles of the magnet do not precisely align with the geographic poles, plus we know that they do not stand still, and we know further that the poles reverse positions every 300,000 years, give or take. The last magnetic pole reversal took place nearly 800,000 years ago.

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Friday, December 18, 2009

Muslims and Christians Flock To See Mary In Cairo

(ANSAmed) - CAIRO - Exorcisms and alleged apparitions of the Virgin Mary are occurring in Cairo, in two of the city's poorest neighbourhoods, and the two phenomena are drawing in throngs of the faithful, mostly Christian Copts but Muslims as well. The most recent event is the one which occurred last Friday in the El Waaraq neighbourhood, located in the Giza area. The Egyptian Gazette reports that many claim to have personally witnessed the Virgin Mary on the roof of St. Michaels church with her arms opening in their direction, while the smell of incense and a flock of doves surrounded the area. This event allegedly occurred at least twice, but a Church appointee was unable to capture it on video. People are now awaiting for the return of Copt pope Shenouda III to return to Cairo from the USA on the day after tomorrow. He is expected to set up a committee that will look into the alleged apparitions, and to decide on the now sizeable amount of money offered by the faithful.

...Another independent paper, Al Dostour (which speaks of thousands of Copts drawn in by the alleged apparitions) pointed out that even Muslims worship the Virgin Mary insofar as mother of the prophet Jesus. It also revealed that president Nasser, coming out of the heavy defeat during the 1967 Six-Day War, personally showed up to witness another apparition of the Virgin Mary that occurred in the Heliopolis area the following year.


"Assiut is one of Egypt's Christian centers, with a 40 percent Coptic population, but also has hundreds of mosques. Hundreds, sometimes thousands of people pray, sing and dance around the church. It was initially thought that the phenomenon were some kind of trick with lasers or a special light show, so the local government ordered the electricity for the entire neighborhood to be switched off for one night, in order to uncover any deception. The light was not affected."

See the history of Marian Apparitions at the Zeitoun Virgin Mary Coptic Orthodox Church in Cairo, Egypt.

See how The Mary of Rome acts as Queen of Rome, Queen of Islam, Queen of All .

See also: Mysticism Melds Muslims & Mary , Campolo: Mysticism's the bridge between Christianity & Islam

Thursday, December 17, 2009

ClimateGate, the Green Dragon, and the End of Christianity

By Cliff Kincaid, Accuracy In Media

Dr. James Wanliss, Associate Professor of Physics at Presbyterian College, has written The Green Dragon, a book about how environmentalism is actually committed to "the reconstruction of a pagan world order" and "rejection of Christian spirituality." Wanliss argues that the environmental movement "is a religion with a vision of sin and repentance, heaven and hell. It even has a special vocabulary, with words like 'sustainability' and 'carbon neutral.' Its communion is organic food. Its sacraments are sex, abortion, and when all else fails, sterilization. Its saints are Al Gore and the InterGovernmental Panel on Climate Change."
"Both professing Protestants and Roman Catholics bear a burden of guilt for the current political mess we are in with the global warming and other hysterias," he argues. "If the church had not turned from the gospel of Jesus Christ it is unlikely the Green Dragon would have been able to so deeply sink its fangs into our lives."

Read the rest here.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Northeast Quakes

MAG 1.5 2009/12/14 Fredericton, Canada

MAG 3.1 2009/12/13 Medusa, NY

MAG 2.6 2009/12/13 Medusa, NY

Friday, December 11, 2009

The Purpose Driven Fantasy Gospel

From Christian Research Network

Dedicated to the men who are willing to defend their pastors at all costs, instead of being broken by the One who paid it all...

Thursday, December 10, 2009

U.S. OK With Dividing Jerusalem

Worldnet Daily

JERUSALEM – Members of the Obama administration recently assured the Palestinian Authority that most Jewish communities in the strategic West Bank will be evacuated, a top PA official told WND yesterday.

The official also said Obama will soon offer the Palestinians a public pledge that a Palestinian state will encompass most of the West Bank and eastern Jerusalem with the exception of what is known as the three main settlement blocs – Ariel, Gush Etzion and Maale Adumim. The pledge will likely be oral and not in the form of a letter, said the PA official.

Further, both the PA official and a source in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office told WND the Obama administration refused to counter a European Union draft document that supports the division of Jerusalem, with the Temple Mount going to the Palestinians.

Rick Warren Tweets About Quiet Efforts Against Uganda Anti-Gay Bill

From Rick

"DThanks Bob! It seem our quiet effort helped kill part of the Uganda b so it was worth being misjudged, but our job isnt done yet." - Rick Warren

Editor's note:

One can only hope that Warren was silent on the matter for tactical purposes. But if that was the case, does that make him a pastor or politician?

See also:

Rick Warren finally speaks out against Ugandan anti-gay law.

Rick Warren With “Encyclical Video” To Ugandan Church Leaders

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Norway's Signs In The Heavens

UK's Mail Online

The mystery began when a blue light seemed to soar up from behind a mountain in the north of the country. It stopped mid-air, then began to move in circles. Within seconds a giant spiral had covered the entire sky. Then a green-blue beam of light shot out from its centre - lasting for ten to 12 minutes before disappearing completely.

Onlookers describing it as 'like a big fireball that went around, with a great light around it' and 'a shooting star that spun around and around'.

The Norwegian Meteorological Institute was flooded with telephone calls after the light storm.

Editor's note: Regardless of the source, one thing is true: This event has the attention of the world's imagination.

Is it a coincidence that President Obama delivers his Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech tomorrow, December 10, 2009 in Norway?

Our Lady of Guadalupe

The captivating signs from the Queen of heaven...Our Lady of Guadalupe appeared in Mexico as the pregnant Mother of God to Saint Juan Diego, a Chicemeca Indian, on December 9, 10 and 12, 1531. She left a Miraculous Image of her appearance on his cactus fiber cloak, or "tilma", which still exists today for all to see in the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City.

"Call me and call my image Santa Maria de Guadalupe".It's believed that the word Guadalupe was actually a Spanish mis-translation of the local Aztec dialect. The word that Mary probably used was Coatlallope which means "one who treads on snakes"!

She also left for us an image of herself imprinted miraculously on the native's tilma, a poor quality cactus-cloth, which should have deteriorated in 20 years but shows no sign of decay 476 years later and still defies all scientific explanations of its origin. It apparently even reflects in Her eyes what was in front of her in 1531. Her message of love and compassion, and her universal promise of help and protection to all mankind,She appeared on December 12, 1531 and the stars that she wore are the constellations of the stars that appeared in the sky that day!

Some consider it miraculous that the tilma maintains its structural integrity after nearly 500 years, since replicas made with the same type of materials lasted only about 15 years before disintegrating.. Richard Kuhn, who received the 1938 Nobel Chemistry prize, is said to have analyzed a sample of the fabric in 1936 and said the tint on the fabric was not from a known mineral, vegetable, or animal source. In 1979 Philip Serna Callahan studied the icon with infrared light and stated that portions of the face, hands, robe, and mantle appeared to have been painted in one step, with no sketches or corrections and no apparent brush strokes.

A new and interesting kind of analysis of the eyes started in 1979, when Dr. Jose Aste Tonsmann, Ph D, graduated from Cornell University, while working in IBM scanned at very high resolutions a very good photograph, taken from the original, of the face on the tilma. After filtering and processing the digitized images of the eyes to eliminate "noise" and enhance them, he reports he made some astonishing discoveries: not only the "human bust" was clearly present in both eyes, but another human figures were seen as reflected in the eyes too.

The preceding paragraphs were excerpts from the respective embedded source links, and are not endorsements by Watcher's Lamp.

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

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

The Purpose Driven Tree of Faiths

You can't call it a Christ-mas tree anymore...

More U.S. Christians mix in 'Eastern,' New Age beliefs - USA TODAY

Going to church this Sunday? Look around.

The chances are that one in five of the people there find "spiritual energy" in mountains or trees, and one in six believe in the "evil eye," that certain people can cast curses with a look — beliefs your Christian pastor doesn't preach.

In a Catholic church? Chances are that one in five members believe in reincarnation in a way never taught in catechism class — that you'll be reborn in this world again and again.
Elements of Eastern faiths and New Age thinking have been widely adopted by 65% of U.S. adults, including many who call themselves Protestants and Catholics, according to a survey by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life released Wednesday.

FAITH & REASON: Christmas or Hanukkah? Holidays or holy days? Interfaith families make choices
ON THE WEB: Pew's report

See Rick Warren's interfaith efforts:

Rick Warren Now Openly Promoting Contemplative Spirituality , Rick Warren: Your God Is Ok, My God Is Ok, Let's Party

EU foreign ministers: Jerusalem must be joint capital of Israel, Palestinian state

From Haartz

European Foreign Ministers on Tuesday declared their support for the division of Jerusalem, saying that a way should be found to make Jerusalem the shared capital of both Israel and a future Palestinian state.

Sweden, which currently holds the EU presidency, presented a draft document last week supporting the division of Jerusalem and the recognition of East Jerusalem as the capital of a future Palestinian state.

Click here for the EU draft document on the division of Jerusalem.

"If there is to be a genuine peace, a way must be found through negotiations to resolve the status of Jerusalem as the future capital of two states," EU foreign ministers agreed in a statement released on Tuesday, diplomats said.

The status of Jerusalem - a city holy to three religions - is a sensitive issue for Israel, which considers the city to be its indivisible capital. Palestinians want the eastern part of Jerusalem to serve as the capital of a Palestinian state.

Rick Warren Now Openly Promoting Contemplative Spirituality

From Christian Research Network

Rick Warren has an upcoming conference at his Saddleback Church in February called Radicalis that features Perry Noble and Mark Driscoll, in addition to himself.

In the latest email promoting this conference, entitled Chat Live with Radicalis Speaker, Pete Scazzero, Wednesday, December 9 at 11 am pst. Warren writes:

Chat live with Pete Scazzero, tomorrow, Wednesday, December 9 at 11 am pst (2 pm est). Pete will be teaching how to develop emotionally healthy leadership in churches at Radicalis this February.

Pete, along with his wife, Geri, are co-founders of Emotionally Healthy Spirituality, a groundbreaking ministry that integrates emotional health and contemplative spirituality to pastors, leaders and local churches.

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Rick Warren's Small Group Conference Speaker Says Small Groups Lead to "Christ Consciousness"

SBC Conventions in Alabama, Georgia Join N.Carolina & Virginia in Romantic Spirituality

From Apprising Ministries:

Within a source paper called Spiritual Disciplines: Pathway to Christian Maturity (SDPCM), from the Georgia Baptist Convention (SBC), we learn what is now considered consistent with a proper Protestant approach to spirituality for Christians in the Southern Baptist Convention. Continuing along the lines of Richard Foster Forming Protestant Southern Baptist Convention Spirituality here Apprising Ministries begins with the following from Living Spiritual Teacher and Quaker mystic Richard Foster in SDPCM.

You can find SDPCM e.g. under Discipleship Resources of the State Board of Missions of the Alabama Baptist Convention (SBC) right here and it opens with a quote from Foster’s magnum opus of spurious spirituality, which Dr. Gary Gilley correctly called a virtual encyclopedia of theological error:

"Thirty years ago, Richard Foster, in the beginning of his book, Celebration of Discipline wrote these words: “Superficiality is the curse of our age. The doctrine of instant satisfaction is a primary spiritual problem. The desperate need is not for a greater number of intelligent people, or gifted people, but for deep people. The classical Disciplines of the spiritual life call us to move beyond surface living into the depths.” (Online source)

See the rest at Apprising Ministries.

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Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (SBC) Points Us To Renovare International Conference

Virginia Baptist Mission Board Promotes Neo-Gnosticism , Virginia Baptist Mission Board Promotes Emergent Leaders , Campolo: Mysticism's the bridge between Christianity & Islam , The Baptist General Association of Virginia's Time of Departing

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Copenhagen Climate Summit: Global Warming 'Caused by Sun's Radiation'

From The UK's Telegraph:

Global warming is caused by radiation from the sun, according to a leading scientist speaking out at an alternative "sceptics' conference" in Copenhagen.

As the world gathered in the Danish capital for the UN Climate Change Conference, more than 50 scientists, businessmen and lobby groups met to discuss the arguments against man made global warming.

Although the meeting was considerably smaller than the official gathering of 15,000 people meeting down the road, the organisers claimed it could change the course of negotiations.

Professor Henrik Svensmark, a physicist at the Danish National Space Center in Copenhagen, said the recent warming period was caused by solar activity.

He said the last time the world experienced such high temperatures, during the medieval warming period, the Sun and the Earth were in a similar cycle.

Professor Nils-Axel Morner, a geologist from Stockholm University, said sea level rise has also been exaggerated by the “climate alarmists” using computer models.

He said observational data from lake sediments, coast lines and trees show sea levels have remained stable.

Professor Cliff Ollier, another geologist from the University of Western Australia, also said the environmental lobby have got it wrong on ice caps. He said the melting of ice sheets is caused by geothermal activity rather than global surface temperatures.

Professor Ian Plimer, from the University of Adelaide, claimed carbon dioxide from volcanoes rather than humans is driving warming as part of a natural process.

The meeting was organised by Danish group Climate Sense and the lobby group Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT).

Craig Rucker, Executive Director of CFACT, admitted the organisation have taken funding from Exxon Mobil in the past but pointed out that many environmental groups are also receiving funding from major corporations.

Graham Capper of Climate Sense said manmade global warming was a myth and scientists who said otherwise were lying. :

"There are people who know they are lying and do it simply for money and others who think they are doing good," he said. "But they not good scientists."

Lord Monckton, a former adviser to Margaret Thatcher, said he was speaking to delegations from the US and Canada about question marks over the science.

He said a recent poll by the Telegraph, that shows only one in two people accept man made climate change, show people are questioning the consensus being pushed by the UN summit.

“As anybody knows who follows the opinion polls in Britain and Australia and the US, in the last few weeks and months there has been a rapid collapse in the global warming chimera so while we still have our freedom, let us speak out.”

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See the rest of the climate change related articles here.

Leaked Agreement Rocks Copenhagen Climate Conference

More Cloak And Dagger Drama From Copenhagen Climate Conference...

Leaked agreement rocks Copenhagen- ABC NEWS Australia

The Copenhagen climate talks have been rocked by the leak of a draft final agreement which weakens the role of the United Nations in climate change negotiations and abandons the Kyoto Protocol.

The "Danish text" draft agreement, published by the UK's Guardian newspaper, has been described as a dangerous document for developing countries.

Over the past week, parts of Denmark's proposal have leaked into the public domain, but this is the first time it has been published in its entirety.

According to the Guardian, the secret agreement has been worked on by a group of individuals known as the 'circle of commitment'.

It is understood to include Australia, the US, the UK and Denmark, which are all said to have finalised the deal in the past two days.

The document abandons the Kyoto Protocol, sidelines the United Nations in future climate change negotiations, and hands most of the power to rich countries.

The Kyoto Protocol relied on the principle that rich nations - responsible for the bulk of emissions - can and should be compelled to take on the biggest burden when it comes to cutting those emissions.

Under Kyoto, poorer nations were not required to act at all.

The leaked agreement not only brings the developing world into the frame, it allows rich countries to emit twice as much carbon as poor countries.

Read the rest here.

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Rick Warren Remains Silent While US Leaders Denounce Ugandan Anti-Gay Issue

WASHINGTON (ABP) -- Christian leaders in the United States with diverse viewpoints on homosexuality are joining forces to protest a Ugandan proposal to punish homosexual behavior with imprisonment or even death.

Catholic, evangelical and mainline Protestant leaders including Ronald Sider, president of Evangelicals for Social Action; Jim Wallis of Sojourners; and author and speaker Brian McLaren endorsed a Dec. 7 statement denouncing the Anti-Homosexuality Act of 2009, currently before Uganda's Parliament.

"This bill is an affront to human dignity and offensive to Christians around the world who take seriously Christ's command to love our neighbors as ourselves," said Thomas Melady, a former U.S. ambassador to Uganda and the Vatican and one of the statement's signatories.

Baptists signing the statement included David Gushee, a professor of Christian ethics at Mercer University who also writes a regular column for Associated Baptist Press; Melissa Rogers, director of Wake Forest University Divinity School's Center for Religion and Public Affairs; and Derrick Harkins, senior pastor at Nineteenth Street Baptist Church in Washington.
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Get The Real Story Behind Climategate Now

Climate Gate—the background & the details in a one hour (audio) with Dr. Tim Ball, PhD in Climatology Date: Sun, 6 Dec 2009

Dr. Tim Ball, (PhD in Climatology from Univ. of London) is interviewed as discusses the evolution of the global warming/climate change “science” and Maurice Strong’s involvement.

Included in the interview are websites, including the site with all the disclosed emails.
This is the probably the best one-hour interview so far, which will explain it all.

(iPod/MP3 players) Right click this link to play or download.

See also Friends of, Junk , Climate

See the authenticated documents that reveal the smoke and mirrors of falsified data regarding human-caused global warming at East Anglia


See more on the human-caused lies and deceit regarding man-caused global warming.

Climategate Emails Reveal Lies and Deception

Some of the leaked emails included details of Freedom of Information requests he had submitted.

After receiving Mr Holland's request, a message sent on May 28, 2008 from one academic to another said: 'Oh MAN! Will this crap never end?'

Mr Holland, a grandfather from Northampton who graduated with a degree in electrical engineering from London University in 1966, has complained to the Information Commissioner's Office.

He said: 'It's like David versus Goliath. Thanks to these leaked emails a lot of little people can begin to make some impact on this monolithic entity that is the climate change lobby.'

The row - dubbed Climategate - was triggered when a hacker stole hundreds of emails sent and received by Prof Phil Jones, director of the Climatic Research Unit.
Global warming sceptics seized on the emails as proof that climate scientists are holding back information, manipulating figures and blocking opposition.

Even environmentalists say they reveal a culture of complacency and arrogance.
In one dated last month, a top American climatologist admitted it was a 'travesty' that scientists could not account for the lack of global warming in recent years.
In another, British researchers dismissed the work of scientists challenging the global warming orthodoxy as 'crap'.

In one of the most damning Prof Jones appeared to respond to news of the death of climate
sceptic John Daly with the words 'in an odd way this is cheering news!'

Editor's note: John Daly died from a sudden heart attack after a radio show interview.

No matter how long you live on this planet, the shock of sudden death never seems to lose its potency. One moment someone is a vital presence that you are inclined to take for granted, the next they are gone. Daly was the epitome of a new phenomenon of the post-scientific age, a lone scholar with all the traditions of meticulous attention to detail and truth that the word implies, with limited means upholding the principles of the scientific method in the face of adversaries with vast resources. He usually won, but the establishment media ensured that the world never got to hear of it. He was the eternal small boy gleefully pointing out that the emperor had no clothes.

WND Banned From Copenhagan Climate Conference

From WorldNet Daily

It's official!

The United Nations banned the news agency most critical of "man-made catastrophic climate" hysteria from coverage of the Copenhagen convention billed as a major leap forward for global governance.

That new agency is my own, of course – WND.

You might think the banning of a news agency, any news agency, would evoke some coverage from colleagues.

Yet, to date, not one story about the censorship has appeared on Fox News, CNN, the New York Times, the Associated Press, ABC, NBC, CBS or any other major news outlet.

I shouldn't be surprised.

With few exceptions, the major press has not yet covered to any measurable degree the biggest development since Al Gore invented "global warming." (By the way, unlike the Internet, he really did invent "global warming" – to his everlasting shame, except in Nobel Prize circles.)

I refer, of course, to what has come to be known as "Climategate" – e-mails from pseudo-scientists at East Anglia University that reveal an effort to spin and even change real temperature data to fit the theory and obscure the facts.

The e-mails were a new discovery, but the lying and manipulation of data is hardly a recent occurrence. It goes back 10 years.

Now, of course, the pseudo-scientists can't even hide the data. Since global temperatures have actually been falling for several years running, there is little talk about "global warming" any longer. Now the alarmists talk only of "climate change."

Well, here's a bulletin for the Copenhagen crowd: Climates do change. They have always changed. Climate change has nothing to do with man's activity on the planet. Climates have been changing for thousands of years – long before the Industrial Revolution, the internal combustion engine, the harnessing of electricity, oil-powered energy plants and before the invention of the "carbon footprint."

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Last week I received a call from a top United Nations media officer who assured me there was no effort at denying media from the convention because of skepticism about climate change. He said some 5,000 news organizations were accredited for coverage. But when the excuses we got for denial of access are based on provably false allegations about our news organization's structure lifted verbatim from Wikipedia and mention loaded words like "advocacy," it's clear what's going on here.

WND was hindered from exercising its free-press rights by a powerful global political organization that is actively fanning the flames of "climate change" fear-mongering.

Read the rest here.

See more on climategate here.

Uganda’s Anti-Gay Issue: Rick Warren’s Silence Is Consent

From Christian Research Network:

Rick Warren’s Dissertation Advisor Leads Network Promoting Uganda Anti-Gay Bill by Bruce Wilson & the New Apostolic Reformation Research Group

In 2008 Rick Warren declared that, following Rwanda, Uganda was the world’s second official “Purpose Driven” nation. Uganda is currently in the news because of a bill before the Ugandan legislature that would establish the death penalty for homosexual acts and, critics charge, might even require the execution of HIV-positive Ugandan citizens.

Some observers have wondered if Purpose Driven Life author and mega-evangelist Rick Warren has had a role in the globally controversial bill, especially because of Warren’s close association with Ugandan anti-gay activist Martin Ssempa and, more broadly, because Warren has refused to denounce the anti-gay bill. To little notice, a charismatic network overseen by Warren’s doctoral dissertation advisor, C. Peter Wagner, has played a major role in politically organizing and inspiring the Ugandan legislators who have spearheaded the anti-gay bill.

Both Wagner and Warren have designed elaborate infrastructures for blurring the lines between church and state. Wagner describes his movement as the “New Apostolic Reformation” and openly espouses his goals of reorganizing and mobilizing the church to take Christian “dominion” over government and society. Warren’s movement is described as a “second reformation” in the form of his P.E.A.C.E. plan, but his goals of rapid “expansion of the kingdom” in Uganda and elsewhere closely parallel those of Wagner’s.

Bill Wilson untangles the web of purpose driven, international power networking here.

Why the EPA Did an End-Run on Climate Change

By Heather Horn on December 08, 2009

On Monday, the Environmental Protection Agency declared greenhouse gases a danger to human health, giving the agency power to cut emissions without Congressional approval. The move sends a bold signal before Obama's trip to Copenhagen, frustrating conservatives and business leaders. What is the strategy behind the announcement, and will it work?

Why They Did It
Because It's What the EPA Is There For Progressives at Think Progress Brad Johnson and Matthew Yglesias say that this is about the EPA "recognizing" and "meeting its legal obligations" to restrict threats to the environment under the Clean Air Act.

Because It Will Force a Cap-and-Trade Bill Liberal Mother Jones blogger Kevin Drum outlines the carrot-and-stick proposition: "the longer that congressional Republican dawdle and obstruct, the more likely it is that the EPA will end up doing something by default. So here's some advice for corporate America: if you don't like this, then get off your asses and start pressuring your friends in the GOP to support a cap-and-trade bill that would preempt the EPA and put in place more predictable rules."

Because It Will Help at Copenhagen The Washington Independent's Aaron Wiener acknowledges the EPA's traditional role as a prod to Congress, but says that "the timing of today's announcement suggests another motivation." Namely, "international climate talks in Copenhagen kicked off this morning, and in the absence of a domestic climate bill, the EPA move gives American negotiators evidence of U.S. action on climate change as they seek commitments from other nations around the world." The New Republic's Bradford Plumer concurs.

See the rest here.

Climategate - The Fix Is In

By Robert Tracinski

In early October, I covered a breaking story about evidence of corruption in the basic temperature records maintained by key scientific advocates of the theory of man-made global warming. Global warming "skeptics" had unearthed evidence that scientists at the Hadley Climatic Research Unit at Britain's University of East Anglia had cherry-picked data to manufacture a "hockey stick" graph showing a dramatic-but illusory-runaway warming trend in the late 20th century.

But now newer and much broader evidence has emerged that looks like it will break that scandal wide open. Pundits have already named it "Climategate."

A hacker-or possibly a disillusioned insider-has gathered thousands of e-mails and data from the CRU and made them available on the Web. Officials at the CRU have verified the breach of their system and acknowledged that the e-mails appear to be genuine.

Yes, this is a theft of data-but the purpose of the theft was to blow the whistle on a much bigger, more brazen crime. The CRU has already called in the police to investigate the hacker. But now someone needs to call in the cops to investigate the CRU.

Australian journalist Andrew Bolt has a good overview of the story, with a selection of incriminating e-mails that have already been discovered in the hacked data. Note that these e-mails reveal more than just what it going on at the CRU, since they involve numerous leading British and American climate scientists outside of the CRU.

These e-mails show, among many other things, private admissions of doubt or scientific weakness in the global warming theory. In acknowledging that global temperatures have actually declined for the past decade, one scientist asks, "where the heck is global warming?... The fact is that we can't account for the lack of warming at the moment and it is a travesty that we can't." They still can't account for it; see a new article in Der Spiegel: "Climatologists Baffled by Global Warming Time-Out." I don't know where these people got their scientific education, but where I come from, if your theory can't predict or explain the observed facts, it's wrong.

More seriously, in one e-mail, a prominent global warming alarmist admits to using a statistical "trick" to "hide the decline" in temperatures. Anthony Watts provides an explanation of this case in technical detail; the "trick" consists of selectively mixing two different kinds of data-temperature "proxies" from tree rings and actual thermometer measurements-in a way designed to produce a graph of global temperatures that ends the way the global warming establishment wants it to: with an upward "hockey stick" slope.

Confirming the earlier scandal about cherry-picked data, the e-mails show CRU scientists conspiring to evade legal requests, under the Freedom of Information Act, for their underlying data. It's a basic rule of science that you don't just get to report your results and ask other people to take you on faith. You also have to report your data and your specific method of analysis, so that others can check it and, yes, even criticize it. Yet that is precisely what the CRU scientists have refused.

Read the rest here

Weather Channel Founder Wants to Challenge Al Gore

Weather Channel Founder wants to Challenge Al Gore and his band of Kool Aid Drinking Loonies in a court of law. Now Al Gore says the conversation is over because he knows he's built it on a house of cards.

See the science that debunks global warming:


The New Zealand Climate Science Coalition

Monday, December 7, 2009

Rick Warren: Your God Is Ok, My God Is Ok, Let's Party

Rick Warren continues his interfaith / pluralism mantra just in time for his new book, The Purpose of Christmas on Fox & Friends...

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Rick describes how he celebrates his friends’ high holy days of Judaism and Islam, and how those same friends celebrate Christmas at Rick’s house.

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Spreading The Global Religion , Preview of The Coming Global Religion, Co-Starring Rick Warren , Purpose Driven / PEACE Train

See more of Rick Warren's interfaith PEACE train.

Quakes Light Up US Like Christmas Tree

MAG 1.8 2009/12/07 SW of Gardiner, ME
MAG 1.2 2009/12/05 NE of Beauport, Canada
MAG 1.2 2009/12/04 NE of Eastport, ME
MAG 1.5 2009/12/02 WNW of Milo, ME

Central / Southeast:
MAP 1.0 2009/12/08 N of Athens, TN
MAG 2.2 2009/12/07 SSE of Matthews, MO
MAG 1.3 2009/12/07 NNE of Ridgely, TN
MAG 3.2 2009/12/07 WNW of Deepstep, GA
MAG 1.4 2009/12/06 NNW of Ridgely, TN
MAG 1.2 2009/12/06 N of Ridgely, TN
MAG 2.2 2009/12/05 S of Cooter, MO
MAG 1.5 2009/12/04 SE of Ridgely, TN
MAG 1.7 2009/12/04 WSW of East Prairie, MO
MAG 1.9 2009/12/04 NE of Ridgely, TN
MAG 1.0 2009/12/03 E of Harrison, TN

MAG 3.5 2009/12/07 ESE of Jones, OK
MAG 2.8 2009/12/05 S of Midlothian, TX

Global Warming Tied To Global Government?

Reposted from December 3, 2008:

The Wall Street Journal has an article by Ralph Nader and Toby Heaps which declares:

We Need a Global Carbon TaxThe cap-and-trade approach won't stop global warming

The headline and article presupposes that climate change can be controlled by reducing greenhouse gases of industrialized nations . Is there a hidden agenda behind regulating carbon emissions?Dr. Michael Coffman of Sovereignty International and Discerning Today says absolutely. The organization who stopped the onerous Convention on Biological Diversity an hour before the U.S. Senate was scheduled to vote on it – has just produced a professional DVD in which dozens of scientists, experts and politicians tell the other side of the global warming story. Called Global Warming or Global Governance?, this powerful DVD is the skeptics answer to sharing hard facts with those who believe mankind is causing global warming with his CO2 belching SUVs and factories. After viewing this DVD, most believers of man-caused warming will either reject the fraud, or began to seriously question it.

Listen to these compelling interviews with Dr. Michael Coffman and Jan Markell of Olive Tree Ministries. Show # 1, Show # 2, Show #3, Show # 4

See how Rick Warren's PEACE plan compliments global carbon taxes at The Clinton Global Initiative.Editor's note: As the current financial crisis has given birth to the New World Order, a globalized financial system will emerge from the ashes. Soon a global government can be established. Such an organization of nations can create, control and redistribute the world's wealth via a global carbon tax. Of course an executive officer would have to be appointed as the leader of the One World government...

Daniel 11
36 And the king shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak marvellous things against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished: for that that is determined shall be done.37 Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself above all.38 But in his estate shall he honour the God of forces: and a god whom his fathers knew not shall he honour with gold, and silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant things.39 Thus shall he do in the most strong holds with a strange god, whom he shall acknowledge and increase with glory: and he shall cause them to rule over many, and shall divide the land for gain.

See more climate change and global warming articles here. See more on the rise of The Fourth Kingdom here.

Climate-gate Reveals Manipulation of Data; Gore Cancels Speech

From Russia Today:
A leading British climate scientist has come under pressure to resign over a series of leaked e-mails, which global warming sceptics say point to a mass conspiracy. The scandal erupted after a research server was hacked into, and private e-mails and documents were released, suggesting that scientists may have colluded to prevent the release of climate data.

Gore cancels Copenhagen Climate Conference trip

Al Gore Cancels $1,200 Per Handshake Event In Copenhagen -The Wall Street Journal

Copenhagen and Melbourne: World Religion

Contact:, 608-469-7956

MADISON, Wisc., Dec. 7 /Christian Newswire/ --Interfaith meetings continue at a great rate all over the world. Many religious leaders will descend at the UN Copenhagen Climate Conference this week. Plus, the Parliament of the World Religions is occurring at the same time in Melbourne, Australia.

The underlying desire of government leaders at the Copenhagen conference is to form a world government. A treaty will most likely not be signed at this current conference, however, Christians need to wake-up to the fact that eventually this could happen.

Despite questionable climate change research, religious leaders are using the Copenhagen meeting to further their cause of promoting an eventual world religion to go along with a world government.

...Also, this week, the Parliament of the World Religions conference will happen at Melbourne, Australia. Speakers will include former President Jimmy Carter, the Dalai Lama, and Dr. Joel Hunter.

Jimmy Carter is no stranger to interfaith meetings as he has promoted many false religious leaders over the course of his life. The Dalai Lama promotes reincarnation and other false Buddhist teachings as he is a popular religious figure.

Dr. Joel Hunter is pastor of the Northland Church in Orlando and is on the board of the National Association of Evangelicals. He is a member of the President's Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, advising President Obama on policy issues.

The Parliament of the World's Religions is sending a 60-meter-long scroll inscribed with thousands of messages of support to the UN Copenhagen Climate Conference.

Christian leaders who promote interfaith goals without telling people that Jesus Christ is the only way to God are doing a disservice to the body of Christ.

Rick Warren spoke at the July 4th Islamic Society of North America's annual convention in Washington, D.C. this past summer. During his message, he did not mention that Jesus Christ is the only way to God. He claims that he is reaching Muslims with the gospel. Where are the Muslim converts to Christianity through his ministry?

By this simple omission, people are deceived into thinking that all religions reach the same God, which is clearly false according to the Bible. According to John 14:6, "Jesus said to him, 'I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.'"

See more on the global-state sponsored climate change religion and the rise of The Fourth Kingdom.

Climate Change Treaty A Precursor To Global Government?

By Chuck Baldwin

Writing for World Net Daily, Dr. Jerome Corsi states, "A former science adviser to British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher says the real purpose of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen on Dec. 7-18 is to use global warming hype as a pretext to lay the foundation for a one-world government."

Corsi quotes Lord Christopher Monckton as telling a Minnesota Free Market Institute audience at Bethel University in St. Paul, "Your president will sign it. Most of the Third World countries will sign it, because they think they're going to get money out of it. Most of the left-wing regimes from the European Union will rubber stamp it. Virtually nobody won't sign it."

Corsi quotes Monckton as also saying, "I read that treaty and what it says is this: that a world government is going to be created. The word 'government' actually appears as the first of three purposes of the new entity."

...My research of the Climate Change document that Monckton references found the following: it is a 181-page working document that does not mention the words "ballot," "elected official," or "vote" anywhere in it. In my opinion, Lord Monckton did not exaggerate; if anything, he may have understated the situation. The document does indeed appear to be the institutional framework for an unelected supreme communist-style world government.

By signing this document, the United States (and other industrial nations) will forever take responsibility for the ills of backwards and third world countries. And, according to Lord Monckton, this would include China and India, along with the countries of Africa.

See more on the rise, before our very eyes, of The Fourth Kingdom and it's climate change religion.

Religious Groups Active in Climate Debate

By Brian Winter, USA TODAY

COPENHAGEN — Sunday started like any other day for Sister Joan Brown — with a period of prayer and meditation just before dawn at her home in Albuquerque.

Then, instead of going to Mass, the Franciscan sister boarded a plane to Copenhagen. When she arrives Monday, she'll join 20,000 other attendees at a United Nations summit on climate change, where she hopes to persuade leaders including President Obama to reach a worldwide agreement to cut pollution levels.

"Many people can't afford to make this trip," says Brown, who is using frequent flier miles and staying with a Danish family to cut costs. "But all our voices are needed, and this is one small way I can speak to the greatest moral and spiritual issue of our time."

The Climate Change Religion

By Cliff Connelly, WorldNet Daily

The fervor of the climate-change cataclysm crowd is often rightfully compared with religiosity. As the late Michael Crichton observed, radical environmentalism's tenets run parallel with foundational Judeo-Christian traditions: "There's an initial Eden, a paradise, a state of grace and unity with nature, there's a fall from grace into a state of pollution as a result of eating from the tree of knowledge, and as a result of our actions there is a judgment day coming for us all." In other words, we have poisoned pristine Earth through technological advance and will ultimately be punished by Mother Nature (rather than Father God) for our brazen selfishness.

Another climate change skeptic, Australian geologist Ian Plimer, recently made direct comparisons between the global warming faithful and "fundamentalist" creationists, "who, when challenged, become quite vicious and irrational." This statement gave me pause, because although I largely agree with Plimer's (and Crichton's) skepticism of warming "science" and its religious undercurrents, I see little evidence today of Christians becoming "vicious and irrational" about anything – including creation – despite being the targets of a never-ceasing onslaught from the secular establishment in the media, judiciary and academia.

See what's driving climate change and who is taking advantage of the situation.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Jim Wallis, Jimmy Carter and Dalai Lama Headline The Parliament of the World's Religions

The Parliament of World Religions

The Council for a Parliament of the World's Religions seeks to promote interreligious harmony, rather than unity. The problem with seeking unity among religions is the risk of loss of the unique and precious character of each individual religious and spiritual tradition; this understanding is key to our framework.

Our Mission
The Council for a Parliament of the World's Religions was created to cultivate harmony among the world's religious and spiritual communities and foster their engagement with the world and its guiding institutions in order to achieve a just, peaceful and sustainable world.

To accomplish this, we invite individuals and communities who are equally invested in attaining this goal.

Red Letter Socialist Jim Wallis and former president Jimmy "New Covenant" Carter join the Dahlia Lama and a host of representives of the world's religions in this annual international event.

Mary and Desert Fathers Appear In US News and World Report

"MYSTERIES OF FAITH, a new special collector's edition from U.S.News & World Report, gives you a fascinating inside look at intriguing and hotly debated questions in religion, faith, and spirituality today."

Inside the cover is a collection of articles from secular, collegiate experts that outline the history of the world's major religions. A history plagued with bloodshed, corruption and power struggles. It also includes a pictorial of the Holy Land.

What emerges is a picture of humanity striving to define, declare and defend exclusive claims to the elusive divine. In turn, ideological conquests upon the geo-political landscape of the day are more power inspired than heavenly inspired.

The publication's interfaith position is made quite clear on page 7:

"Yet despite so much violence, horror, and hatred, there have been a few signal moments when tolerance and respect have been the hallmarks of some enlightened societies. One stellar example of ecumenical thinking discussed in this issue involves the metropolitan of the the Nestorian Christian Church, Timothy of Seleucia, who became an intimate at the court of the Muslim caliph Harun al-Rashid in Iraq during the eigth and ninth centuries. Another illustrious period of toleration- lasting from the end of the eight century to the end of the 15th-allowed Jews, Christians and Muslims to create a vibrant golden age in medieval Spain."

An attack on the authenticity of the Bible is sandwiched between religious archaeology and history. Bart Ehrman, author of Jesus Interrupted: Revealing the Hidden Contradictions of The Bible, makes the case for forgery in some of the New Testament books. Ehrman comes the the conclusion that The reality is that documents with the new Testament are exactly that - forgeries.

Now that the voracity of the New Testament has been undermined, the publication slips in a little of the mystical and supernatural, treating these topics as the gospel truth...

On page 40, we find the synopsis of the Desert Fathers, and their monastic and contemplative lifestyles that now are back in vogue this time within Evangelicalism. On page 68 we find that the concept of "sin" was actually conjured up in 6 BC as a mechanism to exert social control in the event of moral lapse.

Last but not least on page 82, is the poignant story of the Mystery of Fatima. In 1915, three peasant girls in Fatima, Portugal witnessed a series of Marian Apparitions that caught the attention of Pope John Paul in the year 2000. The threes secrets given to the children prophesied of WWII, the Holocaust, the atomic bomb and the fall of Communism.

The takeaway from the publication: The claim to absolute truth is the cause for a bloody, intolerant past. The future of mankind now depends on deconstructing absolute truth in favor of constructing interfaith tolerance, accelerated by the mystical and supernatural.

Take note of the position of the fingers in the image on the front cover of the magazine. Then read what this "hand signal" actually represents.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Evidence of life on Mars lurks beneath surface of meteorite, Nasa experts claim

From The Times Online:

Nasa scientists have produced the most compelling evidence yet that bacterial life exists on Mars.

It showed that microscopic worm-like structures found in a Martian meteorite that hit the Earth 13,000 years ago are almost certainly fossilised bacteria. The so-called bio-morphs are embedded beneath the surface layers of the rock, suggesting that they were already present when the meteorite arrived, rather than being the result of subsequent contamination by Earthly bacteria.

“This is very strong evidence of life on Mars,” said David Mackay, a senior scientist at the Nasa Johnson Space Centre , who was part of the team of scientists that originally investigated the meteorite when it was discovered in 1984.

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The Coming Mass Deception , What Does the Vatican Know About Extraterrestial Life? , Prepping The World For Alien Disclosure? , Vatican Astronomer: Aliens May Not Need Redemption

See more on the coming flood of deception and alien life.

Rick Warren, Silent Enabler Of Hatred

Andrew Sullivan from The Atlantic calls out Warren on the Ugandan issue...

"This is an act of terror and murder against an already beleaguered minority, and Warren is an accessory to it. As a powerful figure in distributing AIDS funding in Uganda, he cannot bring himself to oppose a law that would condemn someone in a gay relationship to death...This alleged man of God cannot speak out on this - except to protect his own p.r. His schtick of actually being the nice evangelical - a schtick that got him to Obama's inauguration - is a lie. If he cannot condemn this fascist act of violence against a tiny minority of vulnerable human beings, then his position in this struggle is clear enough."

"...Just as he publicly inveighed in favor of stripping gay couples of civil equality in California, and then pretended he didn't, now he distances himself from Ssempe, while refusing to condemn this law reminiscent of early attempts to wipe out minorities in Serbia, Nazi Germany, and Rwanda."

"He lies. He has taken sides, whenever possible, to stigmatize, demonize and now physically threaten the lives of gay people in his own country and abroad. And his silence on this issue means the deaths of others. Warren needs to come out and condemn this law as evil, which it is. And to stop hiding his own enmeshment with the most virulent forms of fundamentalist hatred under the veil of media-savvy benevolence."

Alert: India Preparing for Nuclear War?

From PKKH:

On November 23, 2009 Pakistan Foreign Office Spokes man Abdul Basit asked the world community to take notice of remarks passed by the Indian Army Chief. He also said that India has set the stage and trying to impose a limited war on Pakistan. There are reports that Indian intelligence agencies have made a plan to hit some Indian nuke installation, alleging and then striking Pakistan. It is also added here that India has started purchasing lethal weapons. According to the careful survey a poor Asian country (India) has spent trillions on purchasing of Naval, Air force and nuke equipments.

Thus, Indian preparation simply dictates that she is preparing for nuke war. The Kashmir conflicts, water issue, borer dispute between China and India, American presence in Afghanistan, Maoist movements, Indian state terrorism, cold war between India and regional countries would be contributing factors towards Next third world war.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Rick Warren's Situational Ethics Avoids Condemning Gay Death Penalty

Now Warren's on the defensive again, this time for his affiliation with Martin Ssempa, a Ugandan pastor who has endorsed proposed legislation in Uganda that makes certain homosexual acts punishable by life in prison or even, in some cases, death. Ssempa has made appearances at Saddleback and has been embraced warmly by Warren and his wife, Kay.

In October, Warren distanced himself from Ssempa and the Ugandan legislation, saying, "Martin Ssempa does not represent me; my wife, Kay; Saddleback Church; nor the Global PEACE Plan strategy," a reference to Warren's work in the developing world and Africa in particular. "In 2007 we completely severed contact with Mr. Ssempa when we learned that his views and actions were in serious conflict with our own.

"Our role, and the role of the PEACE Plan, whether in Uganda or any other country, is always pastoral and never political. We vigorously oppose anything that hinders the goals of the PEACE Plan: Promoting reconciliation, Equipping ethical leaders, Assisting the poor, Caring for the sick, and Educating the next generation."

But Warren won't go so far as to condemn the legislation itself. A request for a broader reaction to the proposed Ugandan antihomosexual laws generated this response: "The fundamental dignity of every person, our right to be free, and the freedom to make moral choices are gifts endowed by God, our creator. However, it is not my personal calling as a pastor in America to comment or interfere in the political process of other nations." On Meet the Press this morning, he reiterated this neutral stance in a different context: "As a pastor, my job is to encourage, to support. I never take sides." Warren did say he believed that abortion was "a holocaust." He knows as well as anyone that in a case of great wrong, taking sides is an important thing to do.

Editor's note: "'s not my comment or interfere in the political process of other nations"

Really? Then perhaps Rick Warren can explain this press release headline:

Obviously Rick Warren is trying to hide in the shadows between the definitions of "participating" and "interfering". Kind of like the difference between "smoking" and "inhaling".

The Herescope blog made this prophetic observation regarding Warren's PEACE Plan:
"This merger of State and Corporate, with the ongoing blessing of the Church -- and with all profitting monetarily or by gaining power -- means that there is no one to stand up and speak against violence, greed and human rights abuses.

Herescope also connected the dots of corruption in Warren's befriended Rwandan president, Paul Kagame:

"The New York Times reported today (12/03/08) in an article entitled "Rwanda Stirs Deadly Brew of Troubles in Congo" by Jeffrey Gettleman, that a rebellion in the eastern Congo could explode "into another full-fledged war, and drags a large chunk of central Africa with it, seems likely to depend on the involvement of Rwanda, Congo’s tiny but disproportionately mighty neighbor..."

"... "the evidence seems to be growing that Rwanda is meddling again in Congo’s troubles."

"...Bringing it close to home, Paul Kagame -- Rick Warren's personal friend -- seems complicit in all of this:"Several United Nations reports have accused Mr. Makabuza Ngoga of using strong-arm tactics to smuggle minerals from Congo to Rwanda and one report said that he enjoyed “close ties” to Rwanda’s president, Paul Kagame."The article notes that there is "There is a long history of ethnic and business ties that seamlessly flow across the colonially imposed borders." It is precisely these business (Corporate) ties -- to both Church and State -- that creates an atmosphere of collusion, distrust, destabilization, exploitation, greed and violence, particularly if there is a vast mineral wealth to be exploited.

Rick Warren's silence on the proposed gay death penalty in Uganda is just another tragic example of America's pastor's situational ethics.

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EU Playing With Fire On Jerusalem

The Jewish Week:

An angry Netanyahu administration warned the European Union this week that it is playing with fire if it goes ahead next week with plans to adopt a resolution calling for east Jerusalem to be the capital of a future independent Palestinian state.

“The process being led by Sweden harms the European Union’s ability to take part as a significant mediator in the political process between Israel and the Palestinians,” said a statement Tuesday by Israel’s Foreign Ministry.

The proposed resolution is expected to be approved during a two-day meeting beginning Monday of EU foreign ministers in Brussels. The meeting will focus on the Middle East peace process, and this week the Israeli newspaper Haaretz printed a copy of the draft resolution.

Sweden Calls For Division Of Jerusalem

Jerusalem Post:

The resolution, which for the first time refers to "Palestine," calls for a resumption of negotiations that would lead to a Palestinian state with "East Jerusalem" as its capital. According to the official, should the resolution pass it would be the first time the EU has formally called for recognition of east Jerusalem as the capital of a future Palestinian state.

The Swedish proposal, first reported Monday in Ha'aretz, is backed by Britain. But since a number of countries - including Italy, the Netherlands, Germany, the Czech Republic, Romania, Poland and Slovenia - do not back the wording, it is likely to go through a number of revisions before being discussed at a monthly meeting of EU foreign ministers on December 7.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow

Praise Him, all creatures here below;

Praise Him above, ye heavenly host;

Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

God's Firm Foundation

From Ray Stedman's Daily Devotionals;

2 Timothy 2:14-19 Nevertheless, God's solid foundation stands firm, sealed with this inscription: "The Lord knows those who are his," and, "Everyone who confesses the name of the Lord must turn away from wickedness" (2 Timothy 2:19).

In other words, Paul is telling Timothy not to panic over the problems in the church. He acknowledges that there may be heresy in the congregation, there may be dissension among the members, and Timothy may have to do battle against it, but he should remember: "God's solid foundation stands firm."

That is like a coin with two sides: God's side and the human side. On God's side is, "The Lord knows those who are his," It is remarkable to recognize in the Gospels that Jesus knew that Judas was a traitor from the beginning. The Scriptures tell us that Jesus knew before He chose him that Judas was a devil. He knew those who were His and those who were not His. Paul reminds us that God's church is never going to be altered, shaken, or diminished, even by the heresies that may rage among us. God knows those who are His.

The other side of the coin is that people can know those who are God's when they see them departing from the wickedness of false doctrine and false teaching among us. We can be confident that those who really are Christians will ultimately see the error that is involved and leave it. That is where our faith can rest.