Monday, June 17, 2013

Muslim Persecution of Christians: March, 2013









The Middle East Forum website has released it's latest report on Muslim persecution of Christians, which is probably the most under-reported story in the mainstream news media, truly a travesty in itself. One need not even ask if there would be this much media silence if Muslims were being murdered for their faith all over the world the way Christians are.

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The Islamic jihad against Christians in Nigeria is proving to be the most barbaric. A new report states that 70% of Christians killed around the world in 2012 were killed in the African nation. Among some of the atrocities committed in March alone, at least 41 people were killed in a suicide bomb attack at a bus station in a predominantly Christian neighborhood. According to the Christian Association of Nigeria, these attacks "were a signpost of the intended extermination of Christians and Christianity from northernNigeria."
According to the Rev. Jerome Ituah, "Out of the 52 Catholic churches in Maiduguri diocese, 50 of them have been destroyed by Boko Haram. When two Christian brothers were returning home after Sunday church service, jihadis opened fire on them with machine guns, killing the brothers, as well as three others, and injuring several more Christians.
Another 13 Christian factory workers in Kano were "gruesomely" slain. Said the local bishop: "Reports of the attack reaching us disclosed that on that fateful Saturday at about 7 p.m, Muslim faithful were conducting their prayer close to the affected compound occupied by Christian families, when two taxi cabs stopped in front of the compound and the occupants, who all concealed their arms dashed into the complex and demanded to know why the residents were not part of the 7 p.m. Muslim prayer. They responded by telling the visitors they were Christians and so could not be part of the Muslim gathering. At that point, they separated the men from their wives and children and shot them dead on the spot after ordering the women and children into their homes" to be enslaved.
The bishop added that, "government should show more concern, like it has always done when Muslims are affected; I have not seen that in the case of Christians—that 13 Christians were killed in one straight attack and nothing is heard from the government reflects selective justice because we are aware of compensation paid to Muslim families in situations of this nature."
However, the Nigeria government recently did go on the offensive to try to contain the jihadis in northern Nigeria—only to be chastised by the Obama administration, in the person of John Kerry, who recently warned the Nigerian government not to violate the "human rights" of the jihadi mass murderers.
Categorized by theme, the rest of March's Muslim persecution of Christians around the world includes (but is not limited to) the following accounts, listed by theme and in country alphabetical order, not necessarily according to severity:

Full story here:
http://www.meforum.org/3532/muslim-persecution-of-christians-march-2013

Friday, June 07, 2013

5 False Christs of our day... A closer look.


Alan John Miller


Inri Cristo


Jose Luis De Jesus Miranda 


Sergey Anatolyevitch Torop (a.k.a. "Vissarion") 


Wayne Bent

When Jesus was asked in Matthew 24 what would be the signs of his coming, the first thing he said was "Take heed that no man deceive you, for many shall come in my name saying 'I am Christ, and will deceive many'" (Matt 24:4-5). Just in case his point wasn't clear enough, he essentially repeats himself shortly afterward: "... if any man shall say unto you, Lo, there is christ, or there; believe it not, for there shall arise false Christs and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders, insomuch that, if it were possible they shall deceive the very elect"' (Matt 24:23-24) .

And yet, men continue to rise up and declare themselves to be Jesus Christ... and people continue to follow them, to their own detriment and destruction. The human capacity to be deceived continues to amaze me. 

The Christian Post has a good article  here on five of the more prominent false Christs in our world today. Excerpted from article: Five False Messiahs and Why Their Claims to be Jesus Contradict the Bible...


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Australian Alan John Miller, Miami-based José Luis de Jesús Miranda, Brazilian-born Inri Cristo, Russia's Sergey Anatolyevitch Torop and Wayne Bent, who is currently imprisoned in New Mexico – these are men from different parts of the world all claiming, like dozens long gone before them, to be Jesus Christ, God's Messiah and even in one case, both Christ and the end-times figure, the Antichrist.

Perry Noble, pastor of the nondenominational NewSpring Church in Anderson, S.C ;, that part of him could hardly believe it.
"But then part of me goes to Matthew 24 where Jesus said other people are going to come in my name claiming I am he," he added. "Then he basically says don't fall for it. Jesus says when he comes back, we'll know it."
"The first time he came, he came in a very obscure way — you know, baby in a manger in a sheep cave outside of Bethlehem. But when he comes back again … he will come as king, and we will know him. There will not be any doubt in our mind. … He said until that time, don't fall for people who claim that they are Jesus. He said it would happen."
Despite such warnings, dozens of figures over time claiming to be Christ have attracted a following, with detrimental consequences, such as with Jim Jones and the Peoples Temple and David Koresh and the Branch Davidians. Below is a list of five men, still living, who have managed to attract followers with their claims to be the reincarnation or second coming of Jesus Christ.

Read more at http://www.christianpost.com/news/5-false-messiahs-and-why-their-claims-to-be-christ-contradict-the-bible-97059/#oJRuWzPwf37oBAmx.99 



Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Episcopal Leader Claims Apostle Paul Was Wrong For Casting Demon Out of Young Girl!



If there was ever a doubt that the Anglican/Espiscopalian church has descended into full-blown apostasy, there should be no further doubt after this. Personally, I was born and raised Anglican before later becoming Apostolic Pentecostal. Moments like these just remind me of how grateful I need to be every day to God for delivering me from the mess that is the Anglican church. I pray that the Lord will continue to deliver sincere Anglicans and sincere people trapped in other false-teaching denominations, out of  falsehood into the truth of his word, into the truth of New Testament salvation.
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By Michael Gryboski , Christian Post Reporter May 23, 2013

The head of the Episcopal Church has garnered outrage from some in the Anglican Communion over her claim that St. Paul of Tarsus' curing of a demon-possessed slave girl as described in the Bible was wrong. 

In a sermon delivered before the Diocese of Venezuela on the island nation of Curaçao, Presiding Bishop The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori said that by driving the demon out of her Paul was "depriving her of her gift of spiritual awareness.

"Paul is annoyed, perhaps for being put in his place, and he responds by depriving her of her gift of spiritual awareness," said Jefferts Schori. 

"Paul can't abide something he won't see as beautiful or holy, so he tries to destroy it. It gets him thrown in prison. That's pretty much where he's put himself by his own refusal to recognize that she, too, shares in God's nature, just as much as he does – maybe more so!" 

Full article here at the Christianpost.com

Amazing.  So here we have the head of the Episcopal Church in the United States declaring that the Apostle Paul was wrong for casting a demon out of a young woman in the Book of Acts chapter 16. For her to just make that statement alone would be abominable enough, but when she gives her reasoning behind the statement, it becomes even more perverse.

Being demon-possessed is now having a gift of spiritual awareness? Really?  And Ms. Schori thinks being demon-possessed is "beautiful or holy"? REALLY?? Logically speaking, if Ms. Schori thinks Paul was wrong for delivering the demon-possessed, wouldn't it also mean Jesus was wrong for doing the same thing?

It's so sad that any church would be led by a person so spiritually warped as to utter such words.  It seems abundantly clear that this woman has no business running a single local church anywhere, much less a denomination of 2.1 million members. If these people in upper leadership had any sense of true spirituality, they would demand her resignation immediately. Of course I don't expect any such thing to happen, which is sad on many levels. All I can realistically hope for is that this will be an eye-opening moment for many Episcopalians, and that they will get out like I did, and never look back.

To all remaining Episcopalians I would simply say this:
Flee bad leadership while you can.  "This woman Katharine Jefferts Schori  CLEARLY does not know God! Jesus made it clear: "If the blind lead the blind, they will both fall into the ditch"(Matt 15:14). People who follow this woman will end up the same place she ends up.

Follow the New Testament gospel instead of the  Episcopalian gospel.  Repent, be baptized into the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, receive the gift of the Holy Ghost (Acts 2;38), find a true church that steadfast in preaching the apostles' doctrine (Acts 2:42), and live holy according to God's word.

1 Timothy 4:

Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;

2 Corinthians 11:


13 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.
14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.
15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.

2 Timothy 4:

For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

"Bulletproof God" - Awesome Testimony of God's Protection.



This is one of the most powerful testimonies of God's grace I've ever seen and heard. And believe me, I've heard some pretty powerful ones. Two young brothers at Greater Grace Temple in Detroit, Michigan speak of an incident in which God steps in and shows Himself strong. See it for yourself... good stuff!

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

In Memoriam: J.A.F.


Sad to  hear that a former co-worker of mine passed away a few days ago, at only 33 years young.

It just serves as a reminder that none of us is promised tomorrow. Every day is a gift. Indeed, every breath is a gift.

For me, it just reinforces my determination that every day must count for the furtherance of the Kingdom of God, and for His glory.

Thank you Lord God for this gift of life, and forgive me for too often taking it for granted.

Rest In Peace, Johann. All the best to your son, and to your family.
Amen.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

The March Toward World Government Continues...



The elites who run things used to have no problem referring to their desired New World Order as, well, The New World Order. But when Christian prophecy watchers and other assorted opponents of world government started making frequent references to it, the term became a liability, and gradually fell into near disuse by the elites. The term One World Government also became undesirable. Another euphemism had to be found. Then came the term "global governance", a thinly veiled way of them referring to world government without actually calling it that.

Now, the term that has emerged is "world parliament", or (less frequently)"global parliament", a reference to the desire for a World Parliamentary Assembly, either to replace the United Nations, or to develop from within the existing United Nations structure. Since a parliament is essentially a legislative unit of a government,  it kind of goes without saying that a global parliamentary assembly would, of necessity, be a unit of a global government. No matter what kind of word games they play, or what kind of clever verbiage they use to make their true long-term intentions, the fact is simple. The march toward world government continues, and the world;s power elite is committed to make it happen.

Christians (at least those who have been paying close attention) know that it WILL happen, and that the driving force behind it is not the result of either social evolution nor politcal evolution, as some would have us believe. We know this movement is simply the result of a Satanic plan to lay the groundwork for the coming Antichrist.

The "World Parliament" movement seems to have really picked up steam as of late. Here below is just a sampling of recent articles found on the internet regarding this scheme to one day enslave and entrap the citizens of the world in its clutches:

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World government endorsed by former congressman
December 7, 2012 By: Michael McGuire

An Illinois Republican who spent 22 years as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives has joined a campaign to establish a world parliament, a leader in the movement said Thursday.



Paul Findley, 91, who served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1961-83, expressed his formal support for theCampaign for a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly.
"In his youth, he had supported Clarence Streit's Union Now, and he is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Streit Council for a Union of Democracies," according to an emailed statement by John Sutter, president of the San Francisco-based Democratic World Federalists.

Full Article: http://www.examiner.com/article/world-government-endorsed-by-former-congressman

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Jurists call for creation of world judicial system


Jurists from across the world have demanded creation of ‘World Judicial System’ and ‘World Parliament’ to strictly enforce and implement international law. This demand was raised by several judges including Chief Justices of various countries from across the world on Thursday in the Capital.
They will leave for Lucknow on Friday to attend the 13th International Conference on — ‘Enforceable International Law is the only Solution to the World’s Problem’. On Thursday, all jurists reached Rajghat, the Samadhi of Father of Nation Mahatma Gandhi to paid tribute to him. 
Emphasising on the need of world judicial system, Chief Justice of Uganda BJ Odoki said that Africa had already formed a union of judges to explore the possibility of enforcement of uniform law. He added similar steps are needed to be taken to constitute a world judicial system and world parliament. “No one is above the law, international law must be strictly enforced and implemented,” he added. 

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World government topic of chief justices’ meeting


Superior court judges from throughout the world are meeting in Lucknow, India through Dec. 13 to discuss proposals for world government
The meeting is the 13th International Conference of Chief Justices of the World.The conference is live on the Web.
The goal of the conference is to promote “enforceable world law, effective global governance and peace education” to deal effectively with such problems as "lawlessness, terrorism, environmental degradation, drug trafficking and other global problems."
"New revolutionary changes in the technology of transport and communications have reduced the world to a global village," according to the group. "People living on the opposite sides of the globe have become virtual neighbours, thanks to the internet and supersonic jets. In such a close-knit world, the emergence or formation of a new world order is only a matter of time. The mute question is whether the unification of humankind will happen after unimaginable horrors precipitated by humanity’s stubborn clinging to old patterns of behaviour, or is to be embraced now by an act of consultative will."
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Former senator backs world government
Adlai Stevenson III, who served in the U.S. Senate from Illinois, has added his name to a list of supporters of the Campaign for the Establishment of a UN Parliamentary Assemblythe group announced Friday.
Stevenson, a Democrat, is the son of two-time Democratic presidential Adlai Stevenson II and the great-grandson of Adlai Stevenson I, who served as vice president of the United States under President Grover Cleveland.
Stevenson III was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives prior to his election as Illinois State Treasurer. He won a special election to fill the unexpired term of Sen. Everett Dirksen. He was re-elected in 1974 and chose not to run for re-election in 1980.
Stevenson is the second former Illinois legislator this week to call for formation of a global parliament. He joins former U.S. Rep. Paul Findley (R-IL) in the campaign.
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So its clear that the terms World Parliament and World Government are becoming essentially interchangeable terms, or at least they go hand in hand.
But there's the other side of the coin. Christian prophecy-watchers not only talk about the coming one world government, but also the coming one world religion, as the other cornerstone of the coming Antichrist's kingdom. So if there's all this talk about a political world parliament, one might think there's also a world parliament of religion somewhere out there.  And if that's what you guessed... you've guessed right!

Consider, then, the World Congress of Religions 2012, held from November 30th -December 2nd, 2012, or the 1st World Parliament on Spirituality held in India just recently (December 17-21, 2012). As their own website says, the World Congress of Religions 2012 was an event inspired by the original Parliament of World Religions which took place way back in 1893.

(I'll speak more about the religious unity and these parliaments in a future post, God willing.)

Two sides of the same coin. To wings of the same evil bird. In the end the world will have its Antichrist, and its False Prophet (see Revelation 13).
CLEARLY the devil is busy. The church needs to make sure it's busy too.

Sunday, November 04, 2012

NY Daily News Endorses... Romney? Shocking!



There's very little that has shocked me this political season... but this really did.

As a former New Yorker, I read the NY news websites much more than the Atlanta papers here where I live. I like the NY Daily News, and have just learned to ignore their liberal slant on political matters. It was pretty much a given that they'd endorse Barack Obama, whom they endorsed in 2008 not surprisingly. So when I saw the NY Daily News endorse Mitt Romney for president, I couldnt believe my eyes. Am I reading this right? Is this satire? Was the webpage hacked? Nope. It's real. And quite surprising, if you really know the Daily News. I cant imagine anyone saying they saw this coming.

When the NYDN turns its back on an incumbent Democratic President, things must be really bad. I know  Daily News writer Mike Lupica must be choking on his corn flakes right about now. Hopefully, he'll be OK.

I'll post a few paragraphs here. The article is well-reasoned, and a well laid out. Its a bit long, but I encourage reader's to check it out in its entirety.

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America’s heart, soul, brains and muscle — the middle- and working-class people who make this nation great — have been beset for too long by sapping economic decline.
So, too, New York breadwinners and families.
Paychecks are shrunken after more than a decade in which the workplace has asked more of wage earners and rewarded them less. The decline has knocked someone at the midpoint of the salary scale back to where he or she would have been in 1996.
Then, the subway fare, still paid by token, was $1.50, gasoline was $1.23 a gallon and the median rent for a stabilized apartment was $600 a month. Today, the base MetroCard subway fare is $2.25, gasoline is in the $3.90 range and the median stabilized rent is $1,050, with all the increases outpacing wage growth.
A crisis of long duration, the gap between purchasing power and the necessities of life widened after the 2008 meltdown revealed that the U.S. economy was built on toothpicks — and they snapped.
Nine million jobs evaporated. The typical American family saw $50,000 vanish from its net worth, and its median household income dropped by more than $87 a week. New Yorkers got off with a $54 weekly hit.
Our leaders owed us better than lower standards of living, and we must have better if the U.S. is to remain a beacon of prosperity where mothers and fathers can be confident of providing for their children and seeing them climb higher on the ladder.
Revival of the U.S. as a land of opportunity and upward mobility is the central challenge facing the next President. The question for Americans: Who is more likely to accomplish the mission — Barack Obama or Mitt Romney?
Four years ago, the Daily News endorsed Obama, seeing a historic figure whose intelligence, political skills and empathy with common folk positioned him to build on the small practical experience he would bring to the world’s toughest job. We valued Obama’s pledge to govern with bold pragmatism and bipartisanship.
The hopes of those days went unfulfilled.
Achingly slow job creation has left the U.S. with 4.3 million fewer positions than provided incomes to Americans in 2007. Half the new jobs have been part-time, lower-wage slots, a trend that has ruinously sped a hollowing of the middle class.
The official unemployment rate stands at 7.9%, marking only the second month below 8% after 43 months above that level. Worse, add people who are working part-time because they have no better choice and the rate leaps to almost 15%. Still worse, add 8 million people who have given up looking for employment and the number who are out of jobs or who are cobbling together hours to scrape by hits some 23 million people.
Only America’s social safety net, record deficits and the Federal Reserve’s unprecedented low-interest policies have kept the label Great Depression II on the shelf.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/choice-america-future-mitt-romney-article-1.1196299#ixzz2BGJH1X8r

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Article: Polls, Pundits Give Romney Historic Debate Victory; Will It Matter?


The Christian Post has a good breakdown and analysis of last night's presidential debate, a debate most observers agree was won by Mitt Romney hands down.
I guess the key question being asked though, is, "Will it matter?". Frankly, I don't think it will.

Maybe I'm just pessimistic, but I still feel like Obama will end up winning in the end. This is the first of three debates. They still have two more debates coming up, dealing with social issues and foreign policy. Social issues like gay marriage and abortion "rights" are always a minefield for any Republican candidate, so I expect Obama to have the edge there. Foreign policy should be the President's strength since he has the power of incumbency and active foreign policy experience, as opposed to Romney, who might have some good ideas, but no actual experience in that area. This might seem to be an area of advantage for Obama, but his problem is that he actually has a foreign policy record to defend, and many areas for Romney to attack (such as the White House's dissembling, deceptive spinning of the story regarding the recent assassination of our ambassador to Libya [see stories here, and here on this, for example]).

Yes, I still think Obama will win, and I'll be shocked out of my mind if Romney pulls off the victory. But in the meantime, it's kinda fun to see so many liberals being quite uncomfortable,  if not downright nervous  even panicky, at seeing that Romney might be more of a challenge to Obama this November than they thought.

Interestingly, I think one of the most telling comments in all this come from NBC's Tom Brokaw, who said that if Romney had performed like Obama did last night this thing would have been over.  He's 100% right on that. The media would have pounced on Romney like jackals on a wounded deer, and essentially stuck the long knives into his campaign to try and finish him off. Now they cant quite do that  something, I firmly believe many of them were hoping, and still hope, to do so their guy can get re-elected.

At the end of the day, my position remains the same. No man has the answer to America's, or the world's, problems. I know who I'd prefer to see win this thing, but I'm not sure in the end it will really matter that much. At it's core, America's problems are neither social nor political; they are spiritual, and when all is said and done, if America continues to stray away from it's original biblical foundations and principles, we'll just continue to march headlong toward the day of destruction which is sure to come. Meanwhile, however, God bless America. And God help America.