Saturday, February 26, 2011

What Do They Believe-Christian Science

Beginning:  In 1866 Mary Baker Eddy Believed she was healed after reading a bible passage.  Her personal study birthed her particular ideology which she presented in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, first published in 1875. Four years later she founded the Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, Massachusetts, which today has branch churches and societies around the world.

Writings:  Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures.  Her other writings include: Miscellaneous Writings, Manual of the Mother Church, Christian Science Journal, Christian Science Sentinel, and other official periodicals.
View on the Bible:  Quoted, but should not be interpreted literally.

View on God:  According to Mrs Eddy, God is an impersonal Principle of life, truth, love, intelligence, and spirit.  God is all that truly exists: matter is an illusion.  Each person is made in the image of God, who is Spirit.  As such, the reality of life is found in the spiritual realm, not in the physical world.  All of a person’s physical life should be lived in submission to the spirit life.  Focusing on the physical life is self deceptive and flawed.  Medical assistance is to be ignored. They disapprove of prescription drugs, hospitals, surgeries, and other medical matters.

God is both father and mother, not in a physical sense, but in the sense that God represents both masculine and feminine spiritual characteristics.

The Trinity of the Christian Scientist consists of God the Father/Mother, Christ (spiritually representative of son-ship to God), and the Divine Science.

View on Jesus:  Jesus refers to the physical man born of the Virgin Mary. Jesus was not the Christ, but a man who displayed the Christ idea. (“Christ” means perfection, not a person) This philosophy follows the teaching of theosophist Helena P. Blavatsky who was really a Luciferian.

Jesus was not God, and God can never become man or flesh.  He did not suffer and could not suffer for sins.  He did not die on the cross.  He was not resurrected physically.  He will not literally come back.

Holy Spirit:  Defined as the teaching of Christian Science.  It is an impersonal power.

Salvation:  Humanity is already eternally saved.  Sin, evil, sickness, and death are not real.

Death:  Death is not real.    Heaven and hell are states of the mind.  The way to reach heaven is by attaining harmony (oneness with God).

Other beliefs:  Members use Christian Science “practitioners” (authorized professional healers who “treat” supposed illnesses for a fee) instead of doctors.  Healing comes through realizing one cannot really be sick or hurt and that the body cannot be ill, suffer pain, or die since matter is an illusion.  Attracts followers by claims of miraculous healing.

From their website:
Why do Christian Scientists place more importance on Mary Baker Eddy’s Science and Health than the Bible? It seems like they make her more important than Jesus.

Actually, they don’t. The Bible is the basis for Christian Science theology, and in fact, Christian Science wouldn’t exist without it.
Talk to Christian Scientists, and you’ll discover that they love the Bible and that Christ Jesus’ teachings are central to their lives and healing work.
Do Christian Scientists appreciate what they’ve gained from studying Science and Health along with the Bible? Absolutely—just as they appreciate Mary Baker Eddy’s work and accomplishments. But Eddy herself deflected personal adulation and comparison to Jesus, and she urged others to do the same. 


Refutation: They deny Jesus’ deity, and the gospel (death burial and resurrection). They deny his promised second coming.  They disavow all scriptures that go beyond her philosophy.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Not only will Obama eligibility lies be exposed, so will the media who protected him

This from CanadaFreePress
 By Dr. Laurie Roth  Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Like most of you,  I realize you can’t agree with every TV or radio talk show host on every issue.  However,  we see the push and necessity to support our own and lift the banner of conservative common sense high, especially with this radical regime in the White House.
As a national radio talk show host ,  I realize all too much the sound bite theatre,  ratings pressure and competition,  even jealousy among radio and TV hosts.  I am a growing host and have done national radio and TV for years…I understand ego.  At the very least hosts want to keep their jobs, grow big and make lots of money during their careers.  With all that in mind I find it growingly unforgivable that who I would expect to be leaders in my field,  media and entertainment, continue to marginalize,  minimize and insult those daring to question Barack Obama’s eligibility. 
Not all the big hosts have thrown the ‘questioning’ crowd under the bus including Sean Hannity,  Rush Limbaugh and Lou Dobbs.  I have heard them on various occasions question Obama’s eligibility.  Rush even has called Obama an imposter.  Yet it is still far from enough pressure and depth. 
The self proclaimed leaders on cutting issues Glenn Beck and Bill O’Reilly,  the Holy Grail of No Spin and media courage,  apparently can’t find any courage when it comes to honestly taking on and exploring this growing issue of concern by the masses regarding Obama’s eligibility.  They have insulted and demeaned so-called ‘birthers.’
This is not just a birther opinion crises,  this is a legal and constitutional crises supported and protected by the media!  This is also a huge crime against America in my opinion.  Should this not be a mainstream issue on ALL news shows until it is resolved?
Bill O’Reilly has said on his show that he has seen the Long form Birth Certificate.  That is a lie.  It has been locked away and only the ‘Certification of Live Birth’  has been displayed by Obama’s staff and shown to others.  That is the document Hawaii offers to foreign born individuals. 
Some have said that if Obama had not been born in Hawaii, Hillary Clinton would have found out as much as she wanted the Presidency that bad.  Even if Hillary and Bill wanted to find it and expose it she couldn’t have.  She may think she is God but she ain’t.  Obama has paid big bucks to lock it away well before he was elected so no one could have seen it.
Beck has implied that Birthers are discrediting themselves so why should Obama show the birth certificate?  How is digging for the truth to protect our country and constitution ‘discrediting’ ourselves?  Other conservative crusaders credited with boldness and honesty on most accounts have also minimized and insulted birthers and the eligibility issue such as Ann Coulter and Andrew Breitbart,  whom I interviewed at CPAC this year. 
Did the Owners of Fox and the money people behind Fox influence Beck and O’Reilly?  Something has to be up since everyone of the conservative headliners has mostly gone the other way on this critical issue.  They have done the opposite of displaying honesty,  integrity,  intelligence and courage on this growing national emergency of an issue.
Recently at CPAC in DC, I interviewed Dr. Jerri Corsi,  who has done an in depth investigation into Obama and his eligibility.  As I shared in my last article,  he said the real story, regardless of where the long form birth certificate is,  is that Obama lied.  It is a proven fact that Obama was not born in Hawaii.  Corsi has checked all records,  media and hospitals in existence there and it is a fact that Obama was not born there.  His new book called ‘Where is the Birth Certificate’  comes out on the shelves in May but can be pre ordered now.
Dr. Corsi’s book will put much needed heat and momentum to the fire.  Will the big boys and mainstream media wake up then?  I’m curious how the ‘No Spin Zone’ and other spin machines of conservative news will go when the truth of it all finally is exposed—and it will be.  There will be so much spin that Fox and their hosts will look like messy tornadoes twirling down the halls.  America,  congress and lawyers will have to pick up a very large constitutional mess.  It is coming.
As you consider the facts and your position,  remember Governor Neil Abercrombie waltzing back and forth,  “I found it and have seen it….then ‘I misspoke and haven’t seen it’  while we also have had Tim Adams,  a Hawaii Elections Clerk in 2008 weigh in.  He signed an affidavit saying there was no birth certificate for Obama in Hawaii in 2008.
Oh well….as the big fancy hosts apparently believe,  this is a distraction and no big deal.  Yes,  they must be right. Who am I but a brain injured, struggling,  wanna be Talk Show host.  Let me review the pathetic and hallucinogenic fact trail defining my mental illness: 
  1. Obama has paid nearly 2 million dollars to hide all his records, including his long form birth certificate.
  2. Obama’s own step Grandmother and 2 Bishops have signed affidavits that he was born in Mombassa, Kenya.  These and others are posted on
  3. Members of Kenyan parliament and even the former Ambassador to Kenya say he was born there.
  4. Award winning, investigative Journalist Dr. Jerry Corsi has gone through all records possible in Hawaii and determined that it is not possible that Obama was born there.
  5. Governor of Hawaii Neil Abercrombie has seen the Birth Certificate,  then not seen the Birth Certificate….translation….he changed his story and lied.
  6. Tim Adams,  a Hawaii Elections Clerk in 2008 signed an affidavit stating that there was no birth certificate for Obama in Hawaii in 2008.
  7. Though there have been over a dozen law suits against Obama on eligibility grounds and hero,  Lt.  Col.  Terrence Lakin has been Court marshaled and convicted on three counts of disobeying orders.  He pleaded guilty on four counts related to disobeying orders.  He and his attorney were hoping and expecting discovery to force Obama to show his birth certificate.  Lakin was not allowed discovery and exculpatory evidence.  That is a crime in itself when most likely Lt.  Col.  Lakin is correct.  Obama is NOT his commander and Chief.  Oh, who cares……it is just a brave,  decorated Lt.  Col and medical Doctor who has faithfully served his country for many years.  Let him rot in prison as the real crimes take place at the White House and in our media.
I will not let this go.  Invent some more slander and names.  I’m getting bored with those used so far.

Just Who is this Annie Oakley of the airwaves?
Laurie Roth has a Ph.D. in counseling and a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, is happily married and currently resides in Washington State. She is a singer/songwriter with five CD albums to her credit.  She plays the piano, keyboard, and violin and has a voice that can penetrate your very soul. 

Laurie is also an accomplished Author, Cartoonist, and Artist.
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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Our Leadership- Who and Why?

The Creature from Jekyll Island by Edward Griffin explains how our Federal Reserve came into being.

What is Up with all the Unrest In Global Politics?

To read about Countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States (Russia go here:Update
Listen to Jack VanImpe

This from "The Cutting Edge"
NEWS BRIEF: "Bahrain crushes protest camp, locks down capital", Excite News, 2/17/2011
"MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) - Troops and tanks locked down the capital of this tiny Gulf kingdom after riot police swinging clubs and firing tear gas smashed into demonstrators, many of them sleeping, in a pre-dawn assault Thursday that uprooted their protest camp demanding political change. Medical officials said four people were killed. Hours after the attack on Manama's main Pearl Square, the military announced a ban on gatherings, saying on state TV that it had "key parts" of the capital under its control."
What kind of government does Bahrain have? Is it a democracy, an autocracy, or an Absolute Dictatorship? Whichever kind of government it does have, it must be a strongman type which will resist losing its sovereignty as it melds into Regional Government, Supernation #7, "Northern Africa and the Middle East" (Read full details in NEWS2436).

Bahrain is an "an absolute monarchy headed by the King, Shaikh Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa". (Wikipedia, Bahrain)
The word "absolute" means that the King can have the final say in all matters, if he desires to exercise them. A sign of this power comes from the realization that "Prime Minister, Shaikh Khalifa bin Salman al Khalifa .... presides over a cabinet of twenty-five members, where 80% of its members are from the royal family". (Wikipedia, Bahrain)
For this reason, leaders feel they can safely send troops and tanks smashing into demonstrators in a brutal manner, without fear of much democratic recourse. While democratic reforms have recently been started, they appear to be in a fairly infant stage. Key powers still lie with the King.

This strongman type of government would certainly resist any movement toward a complete loss of national sovereignty as it disappears into Regional Government #7, especially since the country is so rich from oil revenues! The strongman -- King Al Khalifa -- is certainly well informed enough to realize that his country will be forced into a "Redistribution of Wealth" scheme, where he would lose trillions of dollars to countries far less rich, like the Sudan!
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton weighed in against the Bahrain government, just as she did against the Tunisian and Egyptian governments before they fell. Her comments against a government under siege is getting to be an ominous pattern! But, not only is Hillary criticizing, but so is President Obama and the leaders of Great Britain and the E.U.

"The Obama administration expressed alarm over the violent crackdown. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton called Bahrain's foreign minister to register Washington's "deep concern" and urge restraint. Similar criticism came from Britain and the European Union."

How important is Bahrain to Washington?

"In a region experiencing an oil boom, Bahrain has the fastest growing economy in the Arab world ... Bahrain also has the freest economy in the Middle East ... "Bahrain is sometimes described as 'Middle East lite' because it combines modern infrastructure with a Persian Gulf identity and, unlike other countries in the region, its prosperity is not solely a reflection of the size of its oil wealth, but is also related to the creation of an indigenous middle class. This unique socioeconomic development in the Persian Gulf has meant that Bahrain is generally more liberal than its neighbors. While Islam is the main religion, Bahrainis have been known for their tolerance, and churches, Hindu temples, Sikh Gurdwara and a Jewish synagogue can be found alongside mosques. The country is home to several communities that have faced persecution elsewhere."

Bahrain is also a key naval site for the American Fleet, and its facilities give it great importance in maintaining Western supremacy in the Persian Gulf. Washington's ability to counter the growing power of Iran could be seriously eroded if it were taken over by Islamic forces. Listen:

"Tiny Bahrain is a pillar of Washington's military framework in the region. It hosts the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet, which is a critical counterbalance to Iran. Bahrain's rulers and their Arab allies depict any sign of unrest among their Shiite populations as a move by neighboring Shiite-majority Iran to expand its clout in the region."

("Bahrain crushes protest camp, locks down capital")
This vicious government assault could very well enrage anti-government protestors that the continued life of the current monarchy could be dramatically shortened. Bahrain is another example of how this current wave of "Regime Change" is sweeping aside all governments resisting the loss of national sovereignty inherent in a move into Regional Government #7; America's friends in the region are just as likely to be overthrown as are America's enemies. You see, the issue is not West versus Islam, but the working out of the Illuminati Plan which is fulfilling the prophesied 10 Nations of Daniel 7:7-8.

The nations currently under the gun of "Regime Change" can be seen from this map, to the left. The name of this Supernation #7 is "Northern Africa and the Middle East".
 Slight variations in map
Any nation / government resisting the complete loss of national sovereignty which is a natural outgrowth of being melded into this supernation is going to be overthrown, whether that country is now allied with either the forces of the West or the forces of Islam.

If you believe that this struggle is one which is pitting West versus Islam, you are going to miss the point. This struggle is against any nation resistant to being melded into Supernation #7.

This struggle is occurring because the Illuminati Plan of reorganizing the world into 10 supernations has now moved into the phase where Supernation #7 is the nation being built right now.

Watch Immigration Gumballs
NEWS BRIEF: "Ukraine at a crossroads", The Boston Globe, November 26, 2013

"More than 100,000 demonstrators flooded the streets of Ukraines capital over the weekend after President Viktor Yanukovych called off talks on a free-trade agreement with the European Union. As recently as two months ago, Yanukovych promised to approve the landmark deal, which would have pushed the former Soviet republic toward Brussels and away from Moscow ... Ukraine depends on imports of Russian gas, and pipelines across Ukraine pump Russian gas to many EU states. On Friday, Prime Minister Mykola Azarov said Ukraine couldnt afford a deal with the EU that hurts trade with Russia. As a warning, Russia has already imposed painful restrictions on some Ukrainian exports."

"Indeed, the turnaround is a huge victory for the Kremlin, which has been lobbying hard against the EU deal. Russia has its own customs union with two other former Soviet republics Belarus and Kazakhstan and has been urging Ukraine to join it. "

To gain an understanding how geographically large Russia's "EAEC Customs Union" is, please click to this map on Wikipedia Encyclopedia.

Then, compare the "EAEC Customs Union" to the Club of Rome Plan, shown above. You will easily see that they match. Therefore, Russia is forming Supernation #5, just as the Illuminati planned.

End of the Age prophecy is being fulfilled in your Daily News. Are you paying attention? Jesus told His followers living at the End of the Age to be especially alert. Listen to His warning:

"Keep awake then and watch at all times; be discreet, attentive, and ready, praying ..." (Luke 21:36a)

Are you living your life "awake, watching, discreet, attentive, and praying? Of do you thoughtlessly go through life, not thinking of End of the Age issues, or letting false Conventional Wisdom lead you astray?


Saturday, February 5, 2011

The Church & Homosexuality

Worlds trends:  RCC Father Cozzens’s book “The Changing Face of the Priesthood” claims approximately 60% of the Roman Catholic clergy is gay!  Canon law states that priests can’t marry. 

 1Tim.4:1.  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.  Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;
 3.  Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.
 4.  For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving:

History of hiding priestly sins from scrutiny=homo haven!

(AP) Jan. 2000: several hundreds of priests have died of AIDS.

But it isn’t just the Roman Catholic Church who is guilty…

Evangelical Lutheran Church of America: OK for non-celibate homosexuals to serve as clergy-NY Times Aug.22, 2009

Presbyterian: ok gay clergy June 28, 2008 per LA Times

Episcopal church- US branch 2003, OK gay clergy

Methodists still holding out, BUT…acknowledge they have retained an openly lesbian minister without censure.

Even the “Church” calls us “homophobes” and “right wing zealots” But what does God say in his word?

Deut. 18: 9.  When thou art come into the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations.
 10.  There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch.
 11.  Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.
 12.  For all that do these things are an abomination unto the Lord: and because of these abominations the Lord thy God doth drive them out from before thee.

Abominations are hateful to God
Prov. 6: 16.  These six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:
 17.  A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,
 18.  An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,
 19.  A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.

Levi. 18: 21.  And thou shalt not let any of thy seed pass through the fire to Molech, neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God: I am the Lord.
 22.  Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.
 23.  Neither shalt thou lie with any beast to defile thyself therewith: neither shall any woman stand before a beast to lie down thereto: it is confusion.

Did you see that?  Homosexuality is placed on the same level, morally as bestiality!

Levi. 20: 13.  If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.

Gen. 13: 13.  But the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before the Lord exceedingly.

Gen. 19:
 1.  And there came two angels to Sodom at even; and Lot sat in the gate of Sodom: and Lot seeing them rose up to meet them; and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground;
 2.  And he said, Behold now, my lords, turn in, I pray you, into your servant's house, and tarry all night, and wash your feet, and ye shall rise up early, and go on your ways. And they said, Nay; but we will abide in the street all night.
 3.  And he pressed upon them greatly; and they turned in unto him and entered into his house; and he made them a feast, and did bake unleavened bread, and they did eat.
 4.  But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both old and young, all the people from every quarter:
 5.  And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them.
 6.  And Lot went out at the door unto them, and shut the door after him,
 7.  And said, I pray you, brethren, do not so wickedly.
 8.  Behold now, I have two daughters which have not known man; let me, I pray you, bring them out unto you, and do ye to them as is good in your eyes: only unto these men do nothing; for therefore came they under the shadow of my roof.
 9.  And they said, Stand back. And they said again, This one fellow came in to sojourn, and he will needs be a judge: now will we deal worse with thee, than with them. And they pressed sore upon the man, even Lot, and came near to break the door.
 10.  But the men put forth their hand, and pulled Lot into the house to them, and shut to the door.
 11.  And they smote the men that were at the door of the house with blindness, both small and great: so that they wearied themselves to find the door.

23.  The sun was risen upon the earth when Lot entered into Zoar.
 24.  Then the Lord rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the Lord out of heaven;
 25.  And he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground.
 26.  But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.
 27.  And Abraham gat up early in the morning to the place where he stood before the Lord:
 28.  And he looked toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and toward all the land of the plain, and beheld, and, lo, the smoke of the country went up as the smoke of a furnace.

Sodom And Gomorrah- used as a type of gross sin
Isaiah1: 10.  Hear the word of the Lord, ye rulers of Sodom; give ear unto the law of our God, ye people of Gomorrah.
 11.  To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices unto me? saith the Lord: I am full of the burnt offerings of rams, and the fat of fed beasts; and I delight not in the blood of bullocks, or of lambs, or of he goats.
 12.  When ye come to appear before me, who hath required this at your hand, to tread my courts?
 13.  Bring no more vain oblations; incense is an abomination unto me; the new moons and sabbaths, the calling of assemblies, I cannot away with; it is iniquity, even the solemn meeting.
 14.  Your new moons and your appointed feasts my soul hateth: they are a trouble unto me; I am weary to bear them.
 15.  And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide mine eyes from you: yea, when ye make many prayers, I will not hear: your hands are full of blood.


Dan. 11: 31.  And arms shall stand on his part, and they shall pollute the sanctuary of strength, and shall take away the daily sacrifice, and they shall place the abomination that maketh desolate.
 32.  And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries: but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits.
 33.  And they that understand among the people shall instruct many: yet they shall fall by the sword, and by flame, by captivity, and by spoil, many days.
 34.  Now when they shall fall, they shall be holpen with a little help: but many shall cleave to them with flatteries.
 35.  And some of them of understanding shall fall, to try them, and to purge, and to make them white, even to the time of the end: because it is yet for a time appointed.
 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.

New Testament:

Rom. 1: 16.  For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
 17.  For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.
 18.  For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;
 19.  Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.
 20.  For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
 21.  Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
 22.  Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
 23.  And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.
 24.  Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:
 25.  Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
 26.  For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:
 27.  And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
 28.  And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
 29.  Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,
 30.  Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
 31.  Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:
 32.  Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.


1.  Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things.
 2.  But we are sure that the judgment of God is according to truth against them which commit such things.
 3.  And thinkest thou this, O man, that judgest them which do such things, and doest the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of God?
 4.  Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?
 5.  But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God;
 6.  Who will render to every man according to his deeds:
 7.  To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life:
 8.  But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath,
 9.  Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile;
 10.  But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile:
 11.  For there is no respect of persons with God.
 12.  For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law: and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law;
 13.  (For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.

28.  For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh:
 29.  But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.
Why call it “Gay” when so many are suicidal?

According to research conducted in the past two decades, sexual minority youth (gay, lesbian, and bisexual) exhibit more suicidal ideation than do their heterosexual peers. Estimated rates of suicidal ideation range from 50% to 70%, and actual suicide attempt rates range from 30% (Gibson, 1989) to 42% (D'Augelli & Hershberger, 1993), or three times that of heterosexual youth (D'Augelli & Hershberger, 1995; Rotheram-Borus, Reid, Rosario, Van Rossen, & Gillis, 1995). For racial minorities who are also gay or lesbian (Smith & Crawford, 1986), rates of suicidal activity are suspected to be even higher, and may reflect prejudice toward both sexual orientation and race. The youth in these studies were seeking assistance from community mental health centers or refuge at shelters, and they typically exhibit greater pathology than the mainstream gay, lesbian, or bisexual youth, an issue that may present a confound (Savin-Williams, 1990).

Homosexuality is a sin that I believe involves demonic possession (read "What Do They Believe -Thelemites).  Homosexuals can be delivered of the demons, but first must believe that God is, and is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him (Hebrews 11:6), then submit to His lordship!  Resist the devil and he will flee from you (James 4:7).

What about our government leaders?  This taken from the Bohemian Grove posting (links to the left):

The bizarre Pagan ritual of the Bohemian Grove—the Cremation of Care ceremony—is practiced by its members (all men), including both Presidents Bush, Bill Clinton, Ronald Reagan, Alan Greenspan, Richard M. Nixon, Jimmy Carter, Walter Cronkite, Colin Powell, and Henry Kissinger to name but a few. The meeting is held every July. It is purported that Obama and McCain visited Bohemian Grove in July of 2008. 

If you're still doubting reality. The November 1989 edition of SPY magazine featured photos of Bohemian Grove men dancing around dressed up as women. The article included artist renditions of the Moloch idol and discussed how they bus in male prostitutes and how AIDS is a big problem. In July of 2004, a New York Post article reported how a top gay-porn star, Chad Savage, serviced the moguls at the Bohemian Grove. Bigwigs who have attended the two-week retreat include George H.W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Alan Greenspan, Walter Cronkite, Newt Gingrich, Alexander Haig, Jack Kemp, Henry Kissinger, Colin Powell, John Major, William F. Buckley, Justin Dart, William Randolph Hearst, Jr., Caspar Weinberger, Charles Percy, George Schultz, Edward Teller, and former C.I.A. director William Casey.

God help us.
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Catholicism & Islam: Ties That Bind T.A. McMahon

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The above title became a source of controversy when I used it for a talk given at a recent prophecy conference. What I found curious about the commotion was that it came from Catholics (and some evangelicals) who had yet to hear my presentation. Furthermore, the title reflects the hope and prayers of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue. Rome has been tilling this "common ground" with Islam for decades, as evidenced by the 1994 Vatican publication, Recognize the Spiritual Bonds Which Unite Us: 16 Years of Christian-Muslim Dialogue. Why, therefore, would anyone be upset by my simply repeating what the Roman Catholic Church very much desires? 

Actually, the real controversy stems from confusion created by the Church of Rome herself. In her zeal to be the spiritual voice of the world's religions, she talks out of both sides of her ecumenical mouth. Regarding her relationship to Islam, not only has she made to those of the Muslim faith some theological overtures which contradict Christian orthodoxy, but even worse, there are ties between the two religions which go a lot deeper than most people realize. Let's first consider some commonalities between the two faiths. 

Starting with the number of adherents, Catholicism and Islam each exceed one billion, nearly all of whom enter their respective faiths as infants. More than 16 million babies are baptized into the Roman Catholic Church each year. It's a family thing. My sisters and I were baptized as Catholics because our parents were Catholics, and they and their siblings were baptized into the Church because their parents were Catholics. That's the primary way the faith is propagated. 

Practically speaking, although baptism is not part of Islam, all children born into a Muslim family are Muslims. Their official "confirmation" follows as soon as they are able to confess the shahada ("There is no God but Allah, and Muhammad is his messenger"). This baby-oriented process for increasing their ranks has been a motivating factor in the Vatican/Saudi-sponsored lobby against UN endeavors to introduce contraception and other methods of population control, especially in third-world countries. 

Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world today; Catholicism is the largest religious body among those professing to be Christian. If the number of followers was a good measure for selecting a religion, then Islam and Catholicism would definitely be the way to go. However, the Bible has no such yardstick. Rather, Jesus said, "[W]ide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat. Because strait is the gate and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it" (Mt 7:13,14).

Most people are aware of the veneration and even worship of Mary found among Roman Catholics, but not many know that much the same deference exists among Muslims. A chapter in the Qur'an is named after Mary ("Surah Maryam"). From the outskirts of Cairo to Bombay to Medjugorje in Bosnia-Herzegovina, hundreds of thousands of the Islamic faith have congregated wherever processions carry her statues and where her apparitions are said to have appeared. She is esteemed above the most revered women of the Muslim faith, including Muhammad's two favorite wives, Khadija and Aisha, and his daughter Fatima. The hadith teaches that Muhammad selected Mary as his first wife upon entrance into Paradise (for more about Mary and Islam see "Mary Who?" in TBC 10/00). One of the most popular Catholic apparitions of Mary is referred to as Our Lady of Fatima. 

Catholic and Islamic prayers have many similarities. For the Muslim, praying to Allah five times a day is altogether an act of obedience, and the prayers are always repetitive. As one former Muslim puts it, "It's hardly intimate communication with Allah;'s done more to escape the punishment due to those who neglect prayer." Most prayers prayed by Catholics are also rote and repetitive, saying the rosary being the best example. Repeating 16 "Our Father's" and 153 "Hail Mary's" is far from personal communication. Furthermore, when a Catholic goes to confession the priest assigns rosaries as severe punishment, or penance, for one's sins. 

Prayer beads were a part of Islamic devotion to Allah long before an apparition of the Blessed Lady taught St. Dominic to pray the rosary beads in the thirteenth century. Prayer beads, by the way, are a stock item in ancient and modern paganism. On an ironic note, Catholic Church historians credit the prayers of members of the Confraternity of the Rosary for a major naval victory over the Turks, which "saved Europe from the Mohammedan peril." 

Catholics and Muslims regard pilgrimages as a means of obtaining favor from God. The hadj, one of the five pillars of Islam, is a required (one-time) journey to Mecca. For Catholics, pilgrimages historically have been acts of religious purification, often induced by the promise of indulgences. Multi-millions of Catholics travel yearly to hundreds of shrines (nearly all dedicated to Mary) located throughout the world. The Crusades were indulgence-stimulated attempts to regain Jerusalem from the infidel Muslims in order to re-establish Catholic pilgrimages. Incidentally, the Church of Rome offered the crusaders full pardon from purgatory should they die trying to liberate the Holy Land. Similarly, Islam offers rewards in and assurance of Paradise to those who die in religious battles (jihad), including suicide bombings. 

Roman Catholicism recognizes Allah as the God of the Bible. In 1985, Pope John Paul II declared to an enraptured audience of thousands of Muslim youths, "Christians and Muslims, we have many things in common as believers and as human beings....We believe in the same God, the one and only God, the living God...."
But how is that possible? 

Historically, Allah was a pagan idol, supreme among many idols worshiped by Muhammad's Quraish tribe long before he was born. Will Durant in his classic, The Story of Civilization, writes,

Within the Ka'aba, in pre-Moslem days, were several idols representing gods. One was called Allah; three others were Allah's daughters, al-Uzza, al-Lat, and al-Manat. We may judge the antiquity of this Arab pantheon from the mention of Al-il-Lat (Al-Lat) by Herodotus [fifth century b.c. Greek historian] as a major Arabian deity. The Quraish paved the way for monotheism by worshiping Allah as chief god....

Archaeological evidence uncovered in Arabia is overwhelming in demonstrating that the dominant pre-Islamic religion was the worship of the moon-god, Allah. Muhammad simply eliminated the other 300-some deities, including Allah's daughters, making Allah supreme while retaining many of the pagan rituals and symbols associated with him. For example, the crescent moon was the symbol of the moon-god from the time of the Sumerians and the Babylonians through the time of Christ and right up until Muhammad's arrival. It's hardly a coincidence that Ramadan, the Muslim time of fasting, begins and ends at the time of the crescent moon. Nearly all of the moon-god rituals and other idolatrous practices, including kissing the Black Stone, praying toward Mecca, running around the temple and between the two hills of Safa and Marwa, were pre-Islamic rituals. 

Catholicism's zeal to relate to Islam makes one wonder how honest it is about its own perspective on God, based on the "Sacred Scripture." God is referred to as Yahweh or Jehovah about 9,000 times in the Bible. Never is He thus referred to in the Qur'an. He reveals himself in the Scriptures as "The God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob/Israel." He is the Father of the Jews, "the God of Israel." In the Qur'an, Allah never refers to himself that way. God calls the Jews His "chosen people." He gave them the land of Israel as a heritage "forever": "And they shall dwell in the land that I have given unto Jacob my servant, wherein your fathers have dwelt; and they shall dwell therein, even they, and their children, and their children's children for ever" (Ezk 37:25). God's covenant is with Isaac (Gn 17: 19-21), while Muslims believe Allah's covenant is with Ishmael. 

Allah has a completely different attitude toward the Jews than does the God of the Bible. Allah commands his followers to "Take not the Jews...for friends" (Sura 5:51). While the Jews are referred to in the Qur'an as "the people of the book" (i.e., the Bible), if they refuse to convert to Islam they must pay a tribute tax to their overlords and become subservient to them: "Fight against such of those who have been given the Scripture as believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, and forbid not that which Allah hath forbidden by his messenger, and follow not the religion of truth, until they pay the tribute readily, being brought low" (Sura 9:29). According to the hadith, which most Muslims regard to be nearly as authoritative as the Qur'an, Muhammad is quoted as saying, "The last hour will not come before the Muslims fight the Jews, and the Muslims kill them." Again, the hadith says that, related to the Day of Judgment, Muslims will fight and kill Jews, who will hide behind trees that say, "Oh Muslim, Oh servant of Allah, here is a Jew hiding behind me. Come here and kill him." Catholicism has its own grievous and well-documented history of slaughtering the Jews. 

Further comparisons between Jehovah and Allah demonstrate clearly that they cannot be one and the same. Jehovah has a Son: "And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world" (1 Jn 4:14). Allah has no son: "And say: Praise be to Allah, Who hath not taken unto Himself a son, and Who hath no partner in the Sovereignty..." (Sura 17:111); "Allah hath not chosen any son, nor is there any God along with him" (Sura 23:91). Whereas God the Father declared from heaven concerning Jesus, "This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased" (Mt 3:17), Allah of the Qur'an condemns such a belief: "...the Christians say: Messiah is the son of Allah. That is a saying from their mouths. They imitate the saying of the disbelievers of old. Allah's Curse be on them, how they are deluded away from the truth!" (Sura 9:30 - The Holy Qur'an 

While there are both clear and critical differences between the biblical God and Allah, nevertheless, the Roman Catholic Church accepts them as one and the same God. The following quote is from Vatican II:

The Church has also a high regard for the Muslims. They worship God, who is one, living and subsistent, merciful and almighty, the Creator of heaven and earth, who has also spoken to men. They strive to submit themselves without reserve to the hidden decrees of God, just as Abraham submitted himself to God's plan, to whose faith Muslims eagerly link their own. 

Although not acknowledging him as God, they venerate Jesus as a prophet, his virgin Mother they also honor, and even at times devoutly evoke. Further, they await the day of judgment and the reward of God following the resurrection of the dead. For this reason they highly esteem an upright life and worship God, especially by way of prayer, alms-deeds and fasting (Nostra Aetate, Vatican II).

Consider carefully the above quote (taken from what the Roman Catholic Church claims is an infallible council) and you will realize what truly binds Catholicism and Islam together: They both have a Jesus who cannot save their souls. The Qur'an teaches that Jesus did not die on the cross: "And because of [the Jews] saying, We slew the Messiah Jesus son of Mary, Allah's messenger. They slew him not nor crucified, but it appeared so unto them; and lo! those who disagree concerning it are in doubt thereof; they have no knowledge thereof save pursuit of a conjecture; they slew him not for certain" (Sura 4:157). Vatican II may give Muslims credit for "venerating" Jesus, but in fact, it's a bogus Jesus. Sadly, Catholicism also has a false Christ. It teaches that His death on the cross was not sufficient for our salvation. Not only must His sacrifice (which, according to the Scriptures, was offered only once to take away our sins completely [Heb 9:28]) be "re-presented" as a daily sacrifice for sins on altars around the world, but Catholics must expiate their own sins through sufferings here on earth and in purgatory. 

Finally, Vatican II spells out clearly what Islam and Catholicism regard as their hope for salvation: "...they highly esteem an upright life and worship God, especially by way of prayer, alms-deeds and fasting." This is works salvation. In Islam, a person is accountable for every thought, word, and deed. His or her life is to be lived according to what is pleasing to Allah as found in the Qur'an and the hadith. In addition, there is shari'a, which is the body of rules that attempts to cover the totality of Islamic religious, political, social and domestic life. Breaking such laws involves various forms of temporal punishment. At the Last Judgment Allah will determine one's eternal destiny as He places one's good and evil works on the divine scale: "Then those whose scales are heavy [with good deeds], they are the successful. And those whose scales are light are those who lose their souls, in hell abiding" (Sura 23:102,103). The hadith vividly describes the tortures of hell. 

A friend of mine, James McCarthy, produced a video titled Catholicism: Crisis of Faith in which he interviews about a dozen people leaving Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York. He simply asks them on what basis they expect to get to heaven. Only one made any reference to Jesus. The overwhelming response was that they felt they were pretty good people, and were fairly confident that their good deeds outweighed their bad ones. Although the Catholic Church states that it is only by God's grace that one can enter heaven, it becomes very clear that what is meant is that grace is required to enable one to do the works which qualify one for heaven. According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, they "obtain the joy of heaven, as God's eternal reward for the good works accomplished with the grace of Christ" (par 1821) and they "can merit for [them]selves and for others all the graces needed to attain eternal life" (par 2027). 

Pope John Paul II addressed a Catholic community in Turkey with these words: "I wonder if it is now urgent, precisely today when Christians and Muslims have entered a new period of history, to recognize and develop the spiritual bonds that unite us." No! What is "urgent" is that Catholics and Muslims be set free from the spiritual bondage of attempting to qualify for heaven by their good deeds. Pray that their hearts would be open to receive the gift of eternal life (Rom 6:23). TBC


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