Saturday, March 30, 2013

Easter Special: How Jesus Might Look Back at the Cross

The Cross That Changed The World

Editor's Note: When this story was first written in the late 1990's it immediately hit a responsive chord, was published world-wide, and has been an annual feature since.. It is now considered an Easter Classic


The world today is in chaos. There are no restraints in human conduct. Absolute values have long been abolished. Good is considered evil, and evil is considered good. And never has The Cross been more offensive to society than it is today.

Sin abounds. Any mention of the name Jesus Christ brings contempt and ridicule. His name is blasphemed and many public displays of Christianity have been declared illegal, while at the same time, pagan religions are readily endorsed and encouraged.

Seeing all of this, would Jesus have second thoughts about Calvary? How would He look back on his sacrifice today? Think about it. Prayerfully pondering these questions, this writer speculates what Jesus might say to us today as He looks back to the Cross:

"But beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. Our time reference is much different in Heaven than it is on earth. If you were to be with us in Heaven, you would see an entire life spin out from birth to death in a matter of seconds.

"This is why coming to earth to face Calvary’s Cross was the greatest challenge I have had to face during my existence. First I had to come under the earth’s time system of seconds, minutes, hours, weeks, months and years.

"Even more challenging was agreeing to inhabit an earthly human body with its inherited sinful nature. A body that would feel the driftings and currents of the world as well as the pain. And it may surprise you to learn that I had to exercise extreme faith to go through with this.

"Remember, I began my sacrificial life on earth as a baby… a new birth on earth. As a baby I had to be fed, bathed, and diapered like any other baby. I had to learn to take my first steps, learn to understand and speak words, and, experience the growing pains of adolescence.

"The time passes slowly for young people and soon there was such a feeling of distance between where I was at that time, and my time in Heaven with my Father, that it almost seemed a memory that may or may not have actually been.

"And while instinctively I wanted to be about my Father’s business, the Jews in the synagogues would curtly ask, Who is this boy who asks such questions? Isn’t this Joseph the carpenter’s son?

"I eventually faced the appointed day… a day where I would take on all the sins of mankind, a day where I would (in a human body) die a disgraceful, excruciatingly painful death while the Roman soldiers ridiculed me and religious leaders mocked in the distance. and yet, this was the only way that mankind could be redeemed, saved by Grace, and reconciled to God. Without this sacrifice, all would perish, which had been Satan’s plan since The Garden of Eden.

"My human body was capable of the same temptations and stress as yours. This is why that in the Garden of Gethsemane, knowing what I faced the next day, I sweated great drops of blood. And yes, at one point (giving into the body I inhabited), I cried out: ‘Abba, Father, all things are possible unto thee; take this cup from me…nevertheless, not what I will, but what Thou wilt.

"The reality of what I faced was now before me. The unspeakable pain. Having to endure all the sins of mankind in my body… having to be taken to hell and back, to be ridiculed and to have one of my own disciples betray me… for money.

"I had to call on every ounce of faith I possessed to go through with this. But I had no choice. The world itself was at stake. And my love of mankind was such that I would have none perish.

"As my Father promised me, and, as explicitly detailed throughout the prophecies, the entire event went exactly as foretold, ending in great victory. Lucifer suffered his greatest defeat as the keys of death were snatched from his hands.

"Death was conquered, giving instead, to all who believe in Me, everlasting life with me in Paradise.

"Looking at the world today… a world filled with violence, chaos, sin, unspeakable crimes against humanity… and even seeing those who call themselves My servants cutting down each other and distorting my Word, one could well ask, Was it all worth it? If you could go back, would you go through the crucifixion again?

"Yes I would. I would go through the whole thing for any ONE of you here. That is how much I love you.

"When you join me in Heaven, you will understand why I would want to share this Paradise with you. Heaven (you will see) is filled with exquisite peace and joy, and a place where you will inhabit perfect heavenly bodies… bodies free from aches, pains and disease.

"On second thought, let me clarify something. There will be one imperfect body in Heaven. And every time you see the nail holes in my hands and feet, and the scar in my side, you will be constantly reminded of how much I love you. And let me add, it was all worth it.

"So come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart; and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light."



Rev. Austin Miles, a pastor and interdenominational chaplain is an award-winning writer and author. He was a writer, researcher and technical consultant for the multi-award winning TV series, Ancient Secrets of The Bible which originally aired on CBS TV and has been in constant re-runs since.. Visit his website at:


The Pope, the Devil, and the Masonic Lodge

"And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?" (Revelation 13:4)

Blatant Satan worship is now rampant within the Catholic Church. High-ranking churchmen are guilty of this heinous crime against God. According to one reliable source, the smoke of Satan has entered the very sanctuary of St. Peter's Cathedral in the Vatican. Mind-boggling though it may be, priests and bishops alike are known to have taken contract oaths to serve the devil, signed in their own blood!

      These amazing facts about devil worship inside the Vatican and its subsidiaries have come not from hostile Protestant critics of Roman Catholicism, but from top-ranking Catholic prelates themselves. Evidently, this awful malignancy is so far advanced that Satanism has reached the papacy itself and has seriously affected the rank and file of nuns and priests in the U.S.A. and throughout the globe. Untold numbers of outright Satan worshippers are now masquerading as Catholic clergy while secretly paying homage to Lucifer.

"Lucifer is Enthroned"
Catholic scholar Dr. Malachi Martin, formerly a Jesuit professor at Georgetown University and a confidant of Vatican insiders, flatly declared in a recent New York City interview: "Yes, it's true. Lucifer is enthroned in the Catholic Church."
      Martin was also interviewed by The Fatima Crusader, a well-known Catholic publication. He again repeated his allegations, and expressed his dismay and distress that the Catholic institution of which he is a part has grown so decadent and morally reprobate since the Vatican II conference of the 60s. The contention that there are Satanists in Rome is "completely correct" said Martin, adding:

    "Anybody who is acquainted with the state of affairs in the Vatican in the last 35 years is well aware that the prince of darkness has and still has his surrogates in the court of St. Peter in Rome."

Blood Oaths and Blasphemous Rituals
Malachi Martin is a very traditional Catholic. Author of Hostage to the Devil and numerous other books, his acclaimed Keys of This Blood, published some five years ago, was a strong, apologetics volume supporting the papacy of the current Pope, John Paul II. But now, Martin has doubts. He cannot understand why this Pope allows such evil to exist and even prosper within the church.

      It has gotten so bad, Dr. Martin contends, that in one shocking incident, high-ranking churchmen actually took oaths signed with their own blood and participated in "meticulously enacted rituals that blaspheme and devilishly mimic the holy sacrifice of the mass."

Treachery Inside the Sanctuary
If Dr. Malachi Martin was the only authority sounding the alarm about devil worship in the Catholic Church, the whole affair would simply be dismissed as the outrageous accusations of a single cleric. But as far back as 1976, Pope Paul VI shocked a papal audience by confiding that, "The smoke of Satan has entered the very sanctuary of St. Peter's Cathedral." The Pontiff went on to explain that he had knowledge of a midnight hour, Black Satanic Mass having been conducted at the altar of St. Peter's, on the exact spot where the Pope himself regularly says mass.

Secret Involvement Exposed

Already reeling from Martin's accusations and stung by the memorable revelations of a previous pontiff, the Catholic hierarchy was further set back on its combined heels in Rome last November. With thousands in attendance at Rome's Fatima 2000 International Congress on World Peace, a respected Archbishop, Emmanuel Milingo, strode to the podium. The crowd gasped as they heard Milingo solemnly affirm that members of the Catholic Church hierarchy are secretly involved in the darkest kinds of formal Satan worship.

      Archbishop Milingo, an exorcist, is author of a best-selling book exposing the occult, Face to Face With the Devil. In his speech, Milingo called Satan worship the "Third dimension of Evil," and explained:

    Now, the third dimension (of evil) is the most dangerous. It is subtle and the most terrible--.I could not believe when I discovered this third dimension of evil. The third dimension is people who follow instructions in satanic sects--.
    Now with this third dimension, I'm sorry to say, our church belongs to it. I'm very sorry, I could not understand myself, and even now I don't understand. But the only consolation I have is that, well, Judas Iscariot was one. Together with Jesus three years, he never changed. Then I understand that the third dimension of evil existed not only now, but it existed even then. Because nothing could change the heart of Judas Iscariot--nothing.

Devil Protected by Catholic Authorities

Archbishop Milingo went on to make an accusation which sent hurricane force shockwaves throughout the Catholic community. According to Milingo, the devil is actually protected by the Catholic Church:

    The devil in the Catholic Church is so protected now that he is like an animal protected by the government; put on a game preserve that outlaws anyone, especially hunters, from trying to capture or kill it. The devil within the Church today is actually protected by certain Church authorities from the official devil hunter in the Church--the exorcist. So much so that the exorcist today is forbidden to attack the devil. The devil is so protected that the one who is the hunter, the exorcist, is forbidden to do his job.

In a subsequent interview, the courageous archbishop stated: "Certainly, there are priests and bishops alike who are followers of Satan." When asked whether cardinals or even the Pope himself were guilty of this repulsive heresy, Milingo responded that, because he is an archbishop, he does not feel it is proper for him to name or comment about superior officials. The archbishop's silence, of course, spoke volumes.

Catholicism and the Ravages of Freemasonry
Satan worship apparently has mushroomed in recent years as Catholic cardinals, bishops, and priests have joined the Masonic Lodge in record numbers. Until the papacy of today's Pope John Paul II, membership by Catholics in any kind of Masonic order was an excommunicable offense. Now, however, it is commonplace. Indeed, in 1980, New York's Terrance Cooke, one of America's most powerful Catholic cardinals, addressed a gathering of 3,000 Masons. Cardinal Cooke electrified the assemblage when he said that, as friends, Masons and Catholics should recognize each other.

      Refraining from mentioning the name of Jesus--the name despised by many Masons and prohibited inside their lodges--Cardinal Cooke bowed to Masonry's worst heresy by remarking, "I know of your firm belief in the Supreme Being, the Great Architect of the Universe, and of the holy writings appropriate to the religion of your members, and I salute you for your loyalty to these ancient values."

      Cardinal Cooke's words were obviously well chosen and imbued with hidden meaning. In fact, the Masonic Lodge's "Supreme Architect of the Universe" is none other than Lucifer, who cloaks himself in Masonic literature with the names of such deities as Zoroaster, Shiva, Abaddon, and in other Masonic pagan-god disguises. As for the "holy writings" of Freemasonry, these have their origins in the Roman mystery religions, in 19th century occultism, and in Egyptianism/Babylonianism. Such are the "ancient values" of the satanic Masonic Lodge.

Satanism in Methodist, Episcopal, and Mormon Churches
In my special edition audiotape, Satan Worship in the Vatican Exposed, I explore further the overwhelming evidence of devil worship by the Catholic hierarchy. Authoritative quotes and documentation are given. I also tie the aging Pope John Paul II to this horror.

      We must remember, however, that Satanism is not only practiced by Catholic clergy. This wickedness is found in some of today's Methodist and Charismatic churches, and especially in Episcopal and Anglican churches. Two years ago, the Mormon Church hierarchy even went public, admitting that satanic rituals had been secretly conducted by some church elders.

      Meanwhile, members of the Masonic Lodge, including pastors and denominational leaders, continue to dominate the Southern Baptist Convention.

      Contrary to what some believe, the devil is not a "Catholic." Indeed, he is remarkably tolerant of all false religion, and he is known to be pleasingly nondenominational in his approach to religion. Satan is proud to be an ecumenical being. "Any faith but Jesus and His Word, the King James Bible," is the devil's handy motto.

The Power of Prophecy
These revelations of devil worship inside churches which claim to be "Christian" should not surprise us. The power of Bible prophecy is thereby made manifest. The books of Daniel and Revelation describe the Antichrist as a man who appears as a lamb but has horns. He ordains amongst his flock men and women who are unrepentant murderers, liars, fornicators, pedophiles and adulterers. Daniel says that the devil's Antichrist shall speak "dark sentences" and shall worship a god his fathers knew not.

      Thus we understand why Satan worship is so fervently and irreverently practiced in the very seat of Rome, inside the profane temple the popes built--the temple known as St. Peter's Cathedral, which has the Egyptian sun god obelisk on display in its front courtyard. Yes, 666 is rising fast. The Pope, his Vatican, and its hierarchy are preparing the way for the corrupt Beast. They, as well as their non-Catholic helpers, are opening a creaking doorway to the Ultimate Evil. May God have mercy on their souls.

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013


The Unhived Mind - UHM
  NOTE:  This is another step in the Vatican's Plan to become the One World Religion!  ---PHB


Op-Ed: Exclusive: A Seat for the Pope at King David’s Tomb

Published: Friday, February 01, 2013 11:16 AM

Israel seems to have sold Jerusalem to the Vatican.

Giulio Meotti

The writer, an Italian journalist with Il Foglio, writes a twice-weekly column for Arutz Sheva. He is the author of the book “A New Shoah”, that researched the personal stories of Israel’s terror victims, published by Encounter. His writing has appeared in publications, such as the Wall Street Journal, Frontpage and Commentary. He is at work on a book about the Vatican and Israel.

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An historic agreement has been drafted between Israel and the Vatican. The Israeli authorities have granted the Pope an official seat in the room where the Last Supper is believed to have taken place, on Mount Zion in Jerusalem, and where David and Solomon, Jewish kings of Judea, are considered by some researchers, to also be buried.

It is the culmination of a long campaign by the Catholic Church to regain religious stewardship over the place where Jesus is supposed to have broken bread and drunk wine with his disciples on the eve of his crucifixion.

This is an enormous issue pushed through without any public debate.

According to our sources, the agreement, which is expected to be ratified next June, gives the Pope a “special authority” over the second floor of the building, so that Christian pilgrims will be able to celebrate religious functions like Pope John Paul did in 2000.

The agreement constitutes Israel’s capitulation to the Vatican’s efforts to “Christianize” the holy site, like when a Catholic convent was built in Auschwitz.

The Catholic Church has long wanted control over part of the area on Mt. Zion so as to turn it into an international religious center for Catholics. The blueprint of the agreement reads as follows: “The Vatican hands over this use of the Cenacle to the Custody of the Holy Land which will keep the Cenacle open from 6 AM to 8 AM for the celebration of the Holy Mass”.

In the long term, the gesture will increase tensions between Jews and the large assets of the Vatican. The Church has long been working to reduce Jewish rights in Jerusalem and in the Old City. Now, after the Muslim Waqf authority expelled the Christians from the Temple Mount and turned it into a mosque, it’s the turn of the Vatican to lay its hands on the Jewish Jerusalem.

The Custody of the Holy Land, the Franciscan order who, with Vatican approval, is in charge of the holy sites, campaigns with the Arabs against Israel.

As far back as May 2000, Yasser Arafat met Islamic and Christian clergymen at the presidential offices in Ramallah to back Palestinian Arab sovereignty over Jerusalem. Among the clergymen who attended the meeting, Diodoros I, patriarch of the Greek Orthodox Church, Torkom II, patriarch of the Armenian Orthodox Church, Catholic Patriarch Michel Sabbah and officials from the Custody of the Holy Land.

“An official meeting took place in Ramallah, Palestine, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the State of Palestine”. This is the official note of the Vatican press office about the meeting between the Catholic officials and the PLO representatives which took place this week.

The Vatican is also asking that Israel hand over to the Vatican’s control dozens of sites, 19 in Judea and Samaria and 28 in Jerusalem. The Catholic Church want to discuss some properties on Mount of Olives, Har Hazeitim, which is the very history of the Jewish people. If you want to keep Jerusalem united, you have to keep Har Hazeitim. The Vatican knows that.

In 1989 charges were made by the Catholic authorities that Israel desecrated the Cenacle on Mount Zion. The charges, which appeared in the Italian bishops’ newspaper Avvenire, said that the Israelis put a memorial plaque on the roof of the Cenacle. The plaque was put in place after the 1948 War of Independence in memory of soldiers who fell in the Old City and whose burial place was unknown. Every year, the bereaved families cleaned the plaque.

Why did the Catholic authorities complain? Last year a similar charge was made from the Catholic authorities that Israel wants to “Judaize” Mount Zion.

Should the Vatican gain sovereignty over Mount of Zion, millions of Christian pilgrims will flock to the site, and this will threaten the Israeli presence in the Old City’s Jewish Quarter and Jewish access to the Western Wall.

The Vatican wants the Jews out of the Old City and apparently Israel’s government is agreeing with them. Turning the Cenacle into an active church is also a way of desecrating the holiness of the site known as the Tomb of David.

The Vatican and the Palestinian Liberation Organisation expressed a common position in the Basic Agreement of 15 February 2000, intended to support the recognition of a special statute for the City of Jerusalem. In the memorandum, signed by Vatican officials and the PLO, an organization dedicated to the mass deportation of Israel’s Jews, the Catholic Church wants Israel relinquishing sovereignty at the Western Wall and the Temple Mount. The Vatican-PLO agreement’s preamble on Jerusalem shows that the Vatican’s attitude on Israel’s capital is still stuck in the unforgivable anti-Semitic rhetoric of the 1940s.

Until 1948, Christian access to the Cenacle was severely limited, because it was used as a mosque. Since then, the State of Israel is committed to protecting the holy places of all religions, and guaranteeing the right of worship for all faiths.

But no Israeli government must tolerate any policy of division, “shared control” or “internationalization” that opens the door to a return to the Arab apartheid of Jordanian occupation between 1948 and 1967.

Jerusalem is not for sale. For thousands of years, the Cenacle area was almost always totally closed off to Jews.

Sovereignty over Mount Zion is politics, not only religion. The day after the Pope celebrated a mass on Mt. Zion in 2000, he went to Yasser Arafat headquarter to support the Palestinians’ right to return.

A few months later, the Oslo war began. And Jews were sacrified again on the altar of “peace”. It was their last supper.

This week, the Vatican in its official documents began referring to the “State of Palestine”.

(For a site on Christian attempts to gain leverage in Israel, click here)

Since 1993 the Vatican has officially controlled East Jerusalem through the signing of the Oslo Accord which Cardinal Ratzinger created and which his loyal hofjuden Shimon Peres signed in over at Washington. Shimon Peres was trained by the Jesuits in Poland as highlighted in the auto-biography of Rabin. The truth of the matter is that Jesuit trained King Juan Carlos commands Israel along with all of the Middle East and North Africa, not to mention his amazing powers over the rest of the World including South America. King Juan Carlos has divine blood and serves the Temporal Power of the Pope the Supreme Primate commanding the World for the Jesuit Order who have controlled the Papacy since 1814.

-= The Unhived Mind

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Where Do You Fit In?

The Pharisees thought they were protecting holiness by adding to the word of God.  They weren't satisfied to let the word guide peoples consciences...but felt it needful to put fences around every aspect of a persons life to make sure the people didn't step afoul of God's desires.  God's word shows them to be self righteous.  Those that didn't care about the added rules were considered holiness outcasts!  Dressing purposefully to be considered "holy",  man must see them as separate and spiritually more approved by outward appearances, in their own minds.
  Dress was just one aspect of their special separateness. 

The Sadducees had a habit of disregarding the parts of scripture that they thought fanciful...angels and resurrection, etc.  They were of the habit of taking away from the word of God.

The Herodians were a group who where more interested in the political spectrum, and the advantages of being connected to the right power, politically.  Politically minded, rather than word oriented.

These were the sects that attempted to guide the minds and hearts of the masses Jesus came to set free.

The WORD came and was distinct from those classes.  He was SO DISTINCT from them that they just didn't understand Him at all!

He was so distinct from them, and didn't fear them, or respect them for their positions, that they hated Him... enough to kill Him!

Are you a spiritual Pharisee?  Probably not in your mind, because you have been taught they were self righteous and spiritually blind...and you are spiritually enlightened because your pulpit pope told you so.  But do you judge other's spirituality based on clothing, or hair style...or length?  How about if they go to church 3 or 4 times rather than once or twice a week?  Did I spot lip gloss on sister Suzys lips Sunday morning?  Can I still call her "sister" Suzy?  Yes darling, you are being influenced by a pharisee.
Did you notice Larry hasn't shaved his upper lip for a week?  Pharisee.  Jack was drinking wine at a public restaraunt last night.  Should I advise the pastor...or council?  Pharisee.

I know the bible talks about creation, but Darwin proved evolution, didn't he?  Isn't science more reliable than a bunch of stories, written thousands of years ago?  What about dinosaurs?  (They are in the bible)  Does this sound like you?  Sadducee.  World flood that killed every human on the earth except 8 folks?  Doesn't sound like the God I know about...?  Sadducee.

Think being so concerned with bible stuff that we should be marginalized out of the right to have a voice regarding the politics of our nation?  Herodian.

What about the zealots?  Ready to take up arms against a repressive government!  Read the sermon on the mount.  (Matt.chapter 5)  Right wing religous wingnuts ready to shoot to kill, contrary to Biblical Christianity. not your own life, even unto death.

Is this time so different than when Jesus first appeared in the flesh?

He still is contending with the adders to... the takers away from... and politically minded folk, that have no understanding of their need for the WORD of GOD.

Don't YOU be one of them.  Read YOUR OWN BIBLE.  Understand what it says.  If you don't understand it, get help in understanding it.  It is YOUR responsibility to teach it to your children.  Don't let the government, or the religous fellowships of man relinquish you of Your God Given Responsibility!

You will be held responsible to God for you children's religous upbringing, not your pastor, or Sunday school teacher.  It is fine to have another do the teaching if you know it is correct.  You are still responsible to monitor what is being taught.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Report: Obama wants “judenrein” Mountains of Zion


March 5, 2013
World Tribune quotes Israeli sources saying US president expects to see detailed plan for Israeli withdrawal from “West Bank”.‬‬
Obama might have more success than Hitler, in establishing a "Jew free zone".

Obama might have more success than Hitler, in establishing a “Jew free zone”.

The Obama administration is demanding the detailed report during his visit to Israel, as part of initiative to establish Palestinian state in 2014

US President Barack Obama has demanded a timetable for an Israeli withdrawal from the West Bank and wants to see a detailed plan from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during his upcoming visit to Israel, the World Tribune reported Sunday.
                                               The new Samaria policy of the Obama Administration.
The new Samaria policy of the Obama Administration.

Quoting Israeli sources, the newspaper said the Israeli plan would be considered as part of a US initiative to establish a Palestinian state in the West Bank in 2014.

My comment:
To demand that Jews pulling out from Judea and Samaria, is a bid to make the first “Jew-free zone” since Nazi-Germany.

Germany and Poland were almost made “Judenrein”. In Poland, Adolf Hitler “removed” 90 per cent of the Jews from this territory.

Now Obama wants to copy this acts inside the Biblical heartland of Israel, on the Mountains of Zion. What Obama is demanding, is that the plans of Nazi-leader Adolf Hitler must be fulfilled. Pure and blunt neo-Nazism.

Jesus the Messiah will return as the Lion of Judah. Those who support this kind of evil against Jewish settlers, will face stern judgment.
Written by Ivar

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Pope Francis I: Argentina’s Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio is new Catholic leader

Pope Francis I: Argentina’s Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio is new Catholic leader

[Updated at 3:51 p.m. ET] Choosing the name Francis is powerful and ground-breaking, CNN Vatican expert John Allen says.
As noted earlier, this is the first Pope Francis. Also, the name parallels one of the most venerated figures in the Roman Catholic Church, St. Francis of Assisi.
Allen described the name of Pope Francis as "the most stunning" choice and "precedent shattering."
"There are cornerstone figures in Catholicism" such as St. Francis, Allen said. Figures of such stature as St. Francis seem "irrepeatable that there can be only one Francis," Allen added.

Did He take his name from St. Francis of Assissi? Or did he as the first Jesuit pope, take the name of
Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor?
wikipedia says of the Holy Roman Emperor:
In 1731 he was initiated into freemasonry (Grand Lodge of England) at a specially convened lodge in The Hague, was made a Master Mason at another specially convened lodge at Houghton Hall, the Norfolk estate ofBritish Prime Minister Robert Walpole.[3]
Is this more in line with the reasoning for a Jesuit New World pope to claim a name? It is stated repeatedly that this pope is especially attuned to the poor. Will this lead to the ushering in of the Mark of the Beast?
As a prophecy buff, and one highly skeptical of the office of the Pope, and Roman Catholicism in general, having read "The Secret History of the Jesuits" by Edmond Paris, I know that what your see is rarely what is reality with all the smoke and mirrors and intrigue of that church.

Read Jesuit Oath Exposed.

This from Brandon Howser:
If you want to understand how the Church of Rome and its Jesuit Order, which was officially formed in 1540, and is waging its ongoing war on Biblical Christianity for the purpose of building a one-world religion, one-world economy, one-world government then this DVD is must viewing. Brannon Howse and Chris Pinto have invested thousands of hours in the study of the Jesuit Order and in this four hour television special they combine their research for what can only be described as compelling.
In 1973, TIME magazine reported on the history of the Jesuits and their influence that has spread into many powerful places and institutions since being established in the mid-1500s. Unless you understand the history, goals, and ongoing Counter Reformation of the Jesuit Order and the Church of Rome, then you don’t fully understand what is occurring in the world and why. The Jesuits main focus has and continues to be in eight main areas of influence in order to turn hearts and minds toward the Church of Rome for the purpose of world domination. These eight areas include:

1. Ecumenicalism
2. Social Justice/Liberation Theology,
3. Dominion Theology,
4. Politics, Community Organizing & Revolution
5. Education
6. The Press
7. The Pulpit and Denominations, and
8. Mysticism.
The influence of the Jesuits includes:
• The Jesuits have greatly promoted mysticism. The April, 1973 cover story in TIME magazine referred to the Jesuits as “a band of mystics.” Former Jesuit Malachi Martin in his book “The Jesuits” wrote that the Jesuits advanced the study of mysticism.
• The term social justice was coined by Jesuit Luigi Taparelli in 1840 and used by Karl Marx in 1848.
• The idea of the infallibility of the Pope was officially confirmed in 1870 at the First Vatican Council due to the work of the Jesuits.
• Jesuit Teilbard de Chardin is known as the father of the New Age Movement
• Jesuit Luis de Alcasar created the false belief of preterism that declares that the rapture occurred in A.D. 70. Preterism was created by Jesuit Luis de Alcasar in order to put the antichrist in the past because many of the reformers taught that the Papal system would be the headquarters of the Harlot Church described in Revelation 17 and the Papal system would be used by the Antichrist to build his demonic world empire.
• Jesuit Alfonso Salmeron Developed Higher Criticism which seeks to undermine the authority of God’s Word by calling into question its inspiration and inerrancy.
• Liberation theology seeks to mix “Christianity” with Marxism. The term was Liberation Theology was coined in 1971 by the Peruvian priest Gustavo Gutiérrez and greatly advanced by Jesuit Jon Sobrino of El Salvador.
• In a Chicago Magazine article by Daniel Libit, it was reported “whenever asked how his presidential campaign had so quickly assembled its grass- roots operation, he would credit [Gregory] Galluzza’s membership. A former Jesuit priest…Galluzzo had good reason to feel proud: He was indirectly responsible for bringing Barack Obama to Chicago to be an organizer.”
This is just a small list of the influence of the Jesuit Order. View this DVD for a complete understanding of how the Church of Rome and its Jesuit Order is a major force in building a one-world religion, one-world economy, and one-world government.You can also watch these four, one-hour programs right now on demand as a member of the Worldview Weekend Situation Room. You can join now if you are not a member at


I, as a non-Roman Catholic, am not set to rest comfortably with this new pope.

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Sunday, March 3, 2013

The Battle of Yamama and the Preservation of the Qur’an

                                                                                Quran : Holy Book of Quran

Introductory Remarks

This article is about the Yamama battle and the preservation of the Qur’an. The early Muslims lost about 450 men who had memorized parts of the Qur’an. In fact, that battle pressed Omar to request a Qur’an collection orders from Abu Bakr, the first Muslim Khalifa. Abu Bakr took over the leadership of the Muslims after the death of Muhammad.

Present day Muslims have grand claims about preserving the Qur’an as it was revealed to Muhammad, letter by letter, and word by word. There are many scholars of Islam who showed that such a claim does not stand critical scrutiny. The current writer had a humble attempt in a three-part article that dealt with the collection of the Qur’an processes from the time of Muhammad until our present day Qur’an.

In the current article, and for the most part, I confine myself to the circumstances surrounding the Yamama battle and its influence on the collection of the Qur’an process.

Prelude to Muhammad’s death and its influence on multiplicity of Arab tribes

The age of Muhammad was the age of “Might is Right”. Muhammad’s peacefull prophecy and stay in Mecca did not give him any grand results. He insulted other religions and Meccans ended up paying him back with the same currency he dealt them with. He had to leave. He sent “discovery” campaigns to Abyssinia (Ethiopia), and also he tried Ta’ef. The people of Ta’ef did not like what they saw from him and kicked him out. Finally, he moves to Medina. He wasted no time there in starting his gangsters activities by attacking commercial caravans. First, he met failure, then his first success came during a sacred month through the Nakhla raid. There is a long list of attacks by the early Muslims when Muhammad started his stay in Medina. Muhammad wasted no time in Medina, and started his hostilities against other groups right away. The date estimates is that he moved to Medina in September of 622. During the same month or in October, Muhammad started his hostilities against the Jewish inhabitants of Medina. As for the gang activities of attacking commercial caravan in greed of loots, Muhammad started such activities during March of 623 AD (razzia) against a Meccan commercial caravan. Muhammad continued such activities without much success. However, in January of 624 AD, Muhammad found success in the Nakhla raid.

Moving forward, Muhammad eliminates all opposition through attacks, genocides, murders, assassinations, rapes, etc. And, off course, all of his activities were rubber-stamped by Allah. Reason being Muhammad was his last prophet!! Allah was desperate and could not find a better man than Muhammad to be his final seal of prophets. Muslims complain that I show Muhammad in bad light when I write about him. Well, all a Muslim can do is read the Qur’an, and investigate some of the revelations and their reasons. That, in itself, should suffice to convince any decent human being to leave Islam.

Moving toward the end of Muhammad’s life, we find that he took over Mecca and forced all Arab tribes to send to Mecca part of their economic prosperity. In exchange for that, Muhammad stayed away from attacking them!! Muslims like to call such money sent to Mecca “Zakat”. I call it “protection money”. You can call it what you want, but the fact is Muhammad forced other tribes to send from their wealth, to the Meccans. Economics 101, with fringe benefits to Quraysh and the Meccans, are at the heart of Islamic creed. Even today, Muhammad guaranteed an annual economic “fringe benefits” to Mecca and the surrounding areas through the Islamic creed of “Hajj”.

There is no spirituality in the Islam of Muhammad. His form of Islam was “Loot, Loot, Loot” and “Pay me Zakat, or Else”.

Muhammad’s death(632 AD)

Other than the area of Mecca and its surroundings, one can imagine how happy the Arab tribes were to hear that the man who forced them at the pain of the sword to pay annual amounts of money and goods to Mecca is finally dead. The tribes became happy for a good reason: The tyrant is dead.

This event in the history of Islam should convince any reader that the “elegance” or “greatness” of the Qur’an are no more than lies. Arabs did not think the Qur’an’s language was of superior quality. If they did, they would hesitate in leaving Islam. This was not the case at all. Arab tribes became very happy and left Islam. They just did not want to pay a protection tax levied against them from Mecca. So, they declared they are Muslims no more.

Inside the Muslim camp, there were power struggles as to who should lead. But a quick decision is made through a select group of men. Abu Bakr becomes the Khalifa. As the news of Arab tribes leaving Islam comes to him, he is not willing to give up the annual Zakat money without a fight. He had the man power and the expertise of Khalid Bin Alwaleed; a master battle leader, to get the job done. The major tribes that left Islam did not unite to make a solid front against the Muslims. For this, Abu Bakr plans his battles in an organized manner and sends his military campaigns to force Islam back. Those battles against apostatized tribes are known in the history of Islam as the Ridda wars (Ridda, in Arabic, means apostasy). During that time, there were many individuals in the Arabian peninsula who claimed to be prophets, just like Muhammad. Had any of them won all of their battles against the Muslims, the form of the religious mix in the Arabian peninsula would look much different today. Some of the names of such individuals who claimed prophecy are Sajjah, Tulaihah, and Musaylima. It is the latter one who seems to have had the largest following. The Muslim forces faced Musaylimah and his followers at the place of Yamama. They engaged him in two battles. The Muslims took heavy casualties. They had to wait until Khalid Bin al-Waleed and his troops joined their ranks. The Muslims forces, under Khalid’s leadership engaged Musaylimah and his troops. The result was a win for the Muslim camp. Musaylimah was killed. However, the Muslim forces took heavy casualties that included about 450 men who were trusted reliable memorizers of the Qur’an.

The sum of the Ridda wars is that Abu Bakr restored the tribes into Islam by the sword. Anyone who denies that Islam’s early history was forcing the religion at the pain of the sword, denies history’s events.

At the end of the day, a huge majority of the memorizers (Hafids) of the Qur’an were killed at Yamama. Abu Bakr did not seem worried about the fate of the Qur’an. His logic was that Muhammad did not worry about collecting the Qur’an as one unit book. So, why worry about it if Muhammad himself did not. Omar, who was destined to become the second Khalif, requested that Abu Bakr command a collection of the Suras and verses of the Qur’an. At first, Abu Bakr resisted such a project. But, upon the insistence of Omar, Abu Bakr appointed a committee for the task of collecting the Qur’an.

The committee

Bukhari Hadith narrates the story of Qur’an collection commission between Abu Bakr and Omar:

Narrated Zaid bin Thabit Al-Ansari: who was one of those who used to write the Divine Revelation: Abu Bakr sent for me after the (heavy) casualties among the warriors (of the battle) of yamama (where a great number of Qurra' were killed). 'Umar was present with Abu Bakr who said, 'Umar has come to me and said, The people have suffered heavy casualties on the day of (the battle of) yamama, and I am afraid that there will be more casualties among the Qurra' (those who know the Qur'an by heart) at other battle-fields, whereby a large part of the Qur'an may be lost, unless you collect it. And I am of the opinion that you should collect the Qur'an." Abu Bakr added, "I said to 'Umar, 'How can I do something which Allah's Apostle has not done?' 'Umar said (to me), 'By Allah, it is (really) a good thing.' So 'Umar kept on pressing, trying to persuade me to accept his proposal, till Allah opened my bosom for it and I had the same opinion as 'Umar." (Zaid bin Thabit added:) Umar was sitting with him (Abu Bakr) and was not speaking. me). "You are a wise young man and we do not suspect you (of telling lies or of forgetfulness): and you used to write the Divine Inspiration for Allah's Apostle. Therefore, look for the Qur'an and collect it (in one manuscript)." By Allah, if he (Abu Bakr) had ordered me to shift one of the mountains (from its place) it would not have been harder for me than what he had ordered me concerning the collection of the Qur'an. I said to both of them, "How dare you do a thing which the Prophet has not done?" Abu Bakr said, "By Allah, it is (really) a good thing. So I kept on arguing with him about it till Allah opened my bosom for that which He had opened the bosoms of Abu Bakr and Umar. So I started locating Quranic material and collecting it from parchments, scapula, leaf-stalks of date palms and from the memories of men (who knew it by heart). I found with Khuzaima two Verses of Surat-at-Tauba which I had not found with anybody else, (and they were):-- "Verily there has come to you an Apostle (Muhammad) from amongst yourselves. It grieves him that you should receive any injury or difficulty He (Muhammad) is ardently anxious over you (to be rightly guided)" (9.128) The manuscript on which the Quran was collected, remained with Abu Bakr till Allah took him unto Him, and then with 'Umar till Allah took him unto Him, and finally it remained with Hafsa, Umar's daughter. (Book #60, Hadith #201)

Please note that this project relied heavily on the judgement of one man; Zaid bin Thabit. Even with being a scribe, it is unlikely that Zaid knew all of the Qur’an as revealed to Muhammad. After all he was only one person among many scribes whose number was about forty two persons. With such a large number, it is highly unlikely, if not impossible, for any of them, to know all of the “supposedly” divine revelations to Muhammad. So, in a sense, Zaid was given an impossible task. For instance, let us say he was confronted with similar Qur’anic verses the rhymed and conveyed the same meaning, How was Zaid to choose? What criterion does he need to establish.

In any case, Zaid tries his best and makes a copy of the Qur’an of what was available to him.

To add insult to injury, Zaid was only one among many“Qur’anic” experts of the time. A short list will have to include people like Ali bin Abi Talib, Abdullah ibn Mas’ud, Mu’adh bin Jabal, and Ubai ibn ka’b.

A wiser decision would have been to appoint all of them to collect a one “more” complete and reliable Qur’an. This did not happen, making Zaid’s decisions final on the newly collected Qur’an. The problem is that Zaid was only one of at least forty two scribes of Muhammad. Hence, there exists great discrepancy of what Zaid knew about the revelations, and the elite group knowledge of the Qur’an. By elite group I mean the group of early Muslims who knew a lot of the Qur’an and memorized it, etc. I gave the reader an example of other four men who were as competent as Zaid in their knowledge of the Qur’an, if not better than him in this endeavor.

In any case, history tells us that Zaid did as was ordered and produced his collected version of the Qur’an. His collected work did not imply any authoritative pressure on Muslims. There were other collected versions of the Qur’an circling around. None was claimed to have the official seal of Muslim leaders of the time. Zaid’s effort was just another attempt at collecting the Qur’an. His collection lacked official adoption status. His collection remained with Umar, who passed it to his daughter, Hafsa; the prophet’s widow.

Adopting an official version of the Qur’an had to wait till the time Khalif Uthman took office after Umar. Uthman told Zaid to make a“revised” version of the Qur’an. It was not the same as the one Hafsa had, which is the one Zaid collected earlier as per Abu Bakr’s request. This second time, Uthman canonized Zaid’s second attempt. The new Qur’an version is known as the Medina codex. At the time, there were six other versions of the Qur’an circling around. Those versions were collected by Muhammad’s faithful and intimate companions (Sahaba). Uthman “officialized” the Medina codex and ordered the other “Qur’ans” to be destroyed.

Reflections on the Yamama battle and the collection of the Qur’an

There are some important observations that we need to note regarding the Qur’an collection and its relation to the Yamama battle:

a. Muhammad died without having his Qur’an collected in one book. So, in a sense, he “let the dogs out.”. I mean that any version of a collected Qur’an in the future will suffice. Abu Bakr had the collection of the Qur’an as a low priority issue. It wasn’t but for Omar’s insistence that the Qur’an got collected at the time.

b. In my judgment, the battle of Yamama and the death of 450 Qurra’ (Hafiths or Memorisers) did not create any additional problems to the collection of the Qur’an. In fact, it probably minimized some. The author of the book, Muhammad, did not worry about collecting Allah’s revelations. His closest companion, Abu Bakr, did not place any urgent priority on the issue. In such an environment, anything goes. If there are multiplicity of Qur’ans, then that will be a continuous problem as Muhammad is not around anymore to solve the issue.

c. The death of about 450 Qur’an memorizers probably simplified more complications in the existing Qur’ans. You see, had they not perished, we would have had many more Suras and Qur’an verses. The problem then will be which verses belonged to Muhammad’s original revelations, and which did not. The simple fact is that human memory is not always trustworthy. Who is to say that we have to trust the memory of those Qur’an memorizers one hundred percent of the time. Human memory is fallible. We experience that in our everyday lives. How many times did I think I put the keys in my pocket, only to discover that I had left them in the car! Long term memory issues are ever more troublesome.

d. Even with the death of most memorizers, the Qur’an still faced multiplicity of difficulties that cannot be overcome. There is no chance whatsoever that the Qur’an we have today is the one Muhammad concocted. This is a grand statement not supported by this article. The reader is advised to read my study on the problems that faced the Qur’an collection. Here is a link:


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