Heidi, Ted, the birth of the Illuminati?

 

Heidi Cruz the wife of Senator Ted Cruz is affiliated with an organization that’s trying to build an EU style government right here in North America and take away our sovereignty. So how is it that she’s so actively involved in her husband’s campaign when he vehemently opposes her views. Well I’m going to expose some truths about this organization and the Cruz’s relationship.

In 2004, Heidi became a member of the Independent Task Force on the Future of North America sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations. The Task Force advocates a greater economic and social integration between Canada, Mexico, and the United States as a North American region. Or what Lou Dobbs called the North American Union. The council on foreign relations, the CFR promotes globalization, free trade, the reduction of financial regulations on transnational corporations and economic consolidation into regional blocks such as NAFTA and the European Union. That’s right, these are the same guys that promoted NAFTA.

In 2005, the CFR published a document called Building a North American Community. Within the report the task force proposes the creation of a North American community to enhance security, prosperity, and opportunity. The Report recommends the development of a North American border pass and action plan allowing citizens of the three countries to expedite passage through customs, immigration, and airport security within the region. They want to quote “Lay the groundwork for the freer flow of people within North America. They say the three governments should commit themselves to the long-term goal of dramatically diminishing the need for the current intensity of the government’s’ physical control of cross-border traffic, travel, and trade within North America. Yeah uh in English this means let’s let all the Mexicans freely cross the border into the United States.

It’s very interesting, right? Ted Cruz is on the complete opposite side of his wife’s view and her participation in The Council of Foreign Relations. In fact during his run for the senate he was asked about the CFR and he’s quoted as saying they are a pernicious nest of snakes that is working to undermine our sovereignty.

But Heidi Cruz, has relentlessly been campaigning for her husband. And we’re not just talking about event appearances. She’s quoted as saying she’s made over 600 phone calls to potential donors in the first quarter of the campaign alone. No other candidate’s partner has ever stumped for their husband or wife like Heidi Cruz has for Ted. So what is it? What does Heidi Cruz get out of Ted Cruz winning the election, when it goes against her very own political ideologies?

You have to start asking yourself what’s the agenda here. Ted Cruz wants to deport all the migrants but his wife wants an open door policy and free travel between countries. At some point you have to ask is Ted Cruz a secret advocate for the North American Union? How can two people who share the same bed, are diametrically opposed to each other’s stance on immigration, be so single mindedly focused on getting into the White House.

You know years ago Bill Clinton let it slip that he and Hillary made a pact that she would support his presidential run which would pave the road for her to run in the future. In fact they even discussed which one of them should run first. This Cruz relationship sounds all too familiar and I’m predicting right now that if Ted Cruz does get into office and lord have mercy on us all if that happens but if it does I believe he’ll switch to support her initiative and we’ll be looking at four years of our sovereignty being dissolved.”- Jonathan Edward Goodman (The Johno Show)

 

Cruz on The Council on Foreign Relations: My wife is part of a ‘pernicious nest of snakes’ ‘working to undermine our sovereignty’

 

THE NEW WORLD ORDER – A 6000 Year History  

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To catch a ride to the CFR go to the 52:17 minute mark on the video below:

The Illuminati, The Bilderberg Group, The Club of Rome and The C.F.R.

Now presenting a detailed and complete 6000 year history of the New World Order and the Illuminati. Includes the history of the Secret Societies, Ancient Beliefs and the Matrix of Control that has shaped human history for thousands of years. Also includes for the first time, a documented history of the true birth of the Illuminati and finally, its affect on the world today.

 

Hillary Clinton Brags about Getting Her Marching Orders from the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

While Clinton herself is not an official member of the CFR, her affiliations with the organization are abundantly clear as she herself admits. On July 15, 2009, Clinton spoke to the Washington DC satellite facility of the CFR where she stated,

I am delighted to be here in these new headquarters. I have been often to, I guess, the mother ship in New York City, but it’s good to have an outpost of the Council right here down the street from the State Department.

We get a lot of advice from the Council, so this will mean I won’t have as far to go to be told what we should be doing and how we should think about the future.

Cheney admitting he was a director of the CFR.”I never mentioned that when I was campaigning for reelection back home in Wyoming.”

 

Hispanic Patriots founder, Dahlys Hamilton bashed both Ted and Heidi Cruz’s connections to the globalists, especially the North American Union:

Big news in the Hispanic community – Hispanic Patriots founder
[Dah-leeth] Dahlys Hamilton – a very well known and respected Hispanic leader has finally given up on Ted Cruz:
“I’M GETTING OFF “LYIN’ TED’S” CRUZ SHIP AND BOARDING THE TRUMP TRAIN! After spending several months researching, and asking the Lord to reveal the truth to me about this election, when the revelations started coming, I really did not want to believe what I was uncovering. Ultimately, I had no choice but to admit I have been deceived–and so have many of you.”
Hamilton organized an event in Georgia last year for Ted Cruz’s father, Rafael. Hamilton bashed both Ted and Heidi Cruz’s connections to the globalists, especially the North American Union:
“Keep in mind that “North America” does not refer to just the United States. North America includes the U.S., Mexico AND Canada. The North America Union (NAU) will strip us of our sovereignty!
“When Cruz talks about securing our borders, he is not referring to protecting the U.S. from our Mexican and Canadian borders, he is referring to the North American Union borders–around the perimeter of the newly formed union!
“Trump was right about LYIN’ TED!
“If you want to know the truth about how the globalist puppet masters are positioning Ted & Heidi Cruz for a diabolical plot to open our borders to Mexico and Canada, please watch these videos. If you think we have problems now with our economy, liberty, illegals, and terrorism, and other threats to our nation, imagine the ensuing chaos!”
Heidi Cruz: First Lady of the North American Union? (Interview with Art Thompson, CEO, John Birch Society)
http://youtu.be/NOx5WhDD75c
Ted Cruz: First President of the North American Union?
http://youtu.be/lNhp9H3yCsI
I’m still reporting from Washington. Good day.

 

The limits of debate are established in this country before the debate even begins. Everybody else is marginalized, made to seem like Communists or some other disloyal person. Kook, there’s a word! Now it’s conspiracy. They’ve made that something that can’t even be entertained for a minute – that powerful people might get together and have a plan? Doesn’t happen! You’re a kook, you’re a conspiracy buff! – George Carlin

large-george-carlin-tm“Do I believe in conspiracies? Nah. Do I believe powerful people would get together and plan certain outcomes? Nah. Do I believe powerful interests would operate outside the law, maybe even kill people? Nah. Do I believe that secret government agencies might feel the need to assassinate a person and cover it up. Nah. I think everything in America is open, clean, and above board, and powerful people always play by the rules.” – George Carlin

“Hillary Clinton Admits The CFR Gives The Orders.” Youtube. Posted by FreeThinker2012.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ba9wxl1Dmas Accessed on September 3, 2015.

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King Hezekiah’s Seal Impression Found in the Ophel Excavations, Jerusalem

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Dr. Eilat Mazar has unearthed a new discovery from her latest archaeological excavation in Jerusalem: the bulla of King Hezekiah of Judah. The clay seal stamped with Hezekiah’s name was found in the royal quarter of the Ophel and marks Mazar’s newest biblically related find.

The inscription on the bulla reads: “Belonging to Hezekiah [son of] Ahaz, King of Judah.”

Mazar’s archaeological team discovered the private seal of the king during a recent phase of excavations by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

The Bible records that Hezekiah, son of Ahaz, ruled the kingdom of Judah from its capital, Jerusalem, 14 generations after King David during a major military conflict with Assyria. 2 Kings 18:5 notes his historical significance by recording: “[A]fter him was none like him among all the kings of Judah, nor any that were before him.”

Mazar’s other discoveries in Jerusalem include King David’s palace, Nehemiah’s wall, bullae belonging to princes who persecuted the Prophet Jeremiah, a Davidic-era secret tunnel, and a Solomonic-era wall. She plans to publish Volume 1 of her final report on her recent Ophel excavations later this month.

Archaeologists deciphered a seal impression bearing the name of the 8th century BCE biblical King Hezekiah recently found during excavations next to the Old City of Jerusalem, the Hebrew University announced. Read More: 

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NEVER…NOT ONCE…been ANY salvation from sin…there can be no salvation from Hell.

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Christians attacking Christians. “Isn’t that special!” As The Church Lady would say.

I’m asking anyone that has came out of Christianity and began following the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob to leave a comment below. Be the light.

Thanks

Crucified Beyond The Narrow Gate by Stephen Rau

If the early Christians version or brand of love (tolerance) was to agree, condone and encourage those around them in every conceivable practice, desire or sin; I wonder why they were hated, ridiculed and killed? But this is exactly what modern church-goers do. To win the world, they condone mass sins. But the thing they condone, is the very thing they need deliverance from.

If Christ and the early church preached the same message the modern church preaches, they would’ve never been crucified and martyred!

I wonder what tolerance to sin Peter’s protégé Clement was permitting when He was tied to a boat anchor and disposed of in the Black Sea? Or Apostle John’s protégé Polycarp: What act of love and dismissal of sin caused Him to be burned at the stake? The same for Paul: Beheaded. Peter: Crucified upside-down with His wife. Justin Martyr: Decapitated. Ignatius: Killed in the Roman Coliseum.

Since the early church is so often cited by modernist-evangelicals, for teaching the same “love and tolerance” message that has given us our tinker bell churches and idol ridden prosperity preachers: Why on earth were they ALL martyred?!? The Romans should have loved them!

If your version of love is to promote grace so sin can abound & be openly, proudly and arrogantly flaunted about in grand flippancy: you are preaching a false gospel.

True Salvation isn’t just salvation from Hell (that’s only half of it). True Salvation saves you from both Hell AND the sins that were once sending you there.

If your version of Godly love is to preach Christ, so the darkness of sin may be exposed in the light of Christ; the recipient of such a Gospel will repent under such exposure and experience Christ unto Salvation. And it is then, they will truly see God’s love and tolerance to have saved such a wretch like them, while they were still in their sins. To see, comprehend and understand the true love of God; you must first have a revelation from the Spirit of God, just what it is you have been forgiven of. If you know nothing of sin…you know nothing of forgiveness. And if you’ve seen your own sin, you will preach a gospel of love that reveals the sin of others, that leads them unto salvation.

Once you see the length, depth, width and breadth of what you’ve been forgiven of…you will then bless God for the sin you’ve been saved from.

Preaching love isn’t “trying to please everyone”. You can never please everyone. And in trying, you trash the truth of God, make it a mockery and destroy it for a lie, all in the name of a false gospel that refuses to be set free of its sin. The Truth of God’s Word has been flushed and disposed of in most churches who bear His name. These modernists apostates destroy the true Gospel for a fake one they’ve concocted in their laboratory of sin. They call this gospel the “Love Gospel”.

It’s love alright: Love of Sin. And it didn’t exist in the first and second century Church of The Living Christ.

The so-called “Love-Gospel” is actually the “Hate-Gospel”. It is the bastardization of Christianity that abandons its adherents to the very elements of what was and is destroying them.

If your Christianity is based upon a little prayer once uttered (to save you from hell) but completely lacks the freedom to live apart from the things that were sending you to hell…your Christianity is a “Hate-Gospel” that lacks the outward evidence of an inward condition….of an authentic salvation. Where there has NEVER been ANY salvation from sin…what makes you think there can be ANY salvation fro hell? Where there has NEVER…NOT ONCE…been ANY salvation from sin…there can be no salvation from Hell.

Where there is smoke there is fire. The smoke (holiness in daily conduct) is the billowing evidence that points to an inwardly raging fire (authentic salvation). If you are embodied with the literal fire of Christ…smoke will naturally billow forth…giving irrefutable evidence of an inwardly raging condition.

If salvation to you, is just a “get out of hell free card” without any commitment unto the deliverance of the sins that were at one time sending you there…you’re NOT His disciple. Therefore, a great urgency should arise to examine yourself to see if you are even in the faith (2 Corinthians 13:5).

Does your salvation consist of a mere escape from hell…or is it complimented by an escape from sin as well?

The answer and reality to that question will echo on into eternity…

Most church-goers nowadays are content with being told that God has made peace with their sin. That He no longer has ANY problem with it. That the reason He died on the cross was so we could be free to commit sin all we want. Even though it was for this very sin that he was mangled, disfigured, beaten, forsaken of God and nailed to a piece of wood to suffocate under the weight of the world and die..

Would you allow yourself to be mangled, disfigured, beaten, forsaken of God and nailed to a piece of wood to suffocate, JUST so you could commit sin?

NO………?

Then what makes you think He approves of you saying these things about Him?

People such as this are a reproach to the Gospel and an embarrassment to real Christians.

It’s not good enough to them that they are lawless. They feel the need to make Christ lawless as well by making it appear He died so we could be free to sin. If He’s going to cast away the lawless ones (Matthew 7:23) how much more so those who have tried to make His sacrifice an excuse to be lawless?

They are a reproach to the unsaved because they make Christ’s sacrifice a cheap, un-sacred pile of trash. One day the fans of heaven will be turned on full boar…and all of this crap is gonna hit it with a running jump.

Sorry for the strong words—but somebody’s gotta say it.

Actually, the more I think of it; No, I’m not sorry for the strong words. I’m sorry for the so-called Christians in our day and age that have prompted the strong words.

I’m sorry this generation hasn’t a hope in hell (literally) of obtaining any real, genuine salvation from a real, genuine hell; when a false gospel such as this is taught in the majority of our churches.

I’m sorry for the amount of “church-goers” who enable and empower “ministers” such as this by filling their pews week in and week out; and by sending millions of dollars annually so they can be told what they want to hear (lies).

I’m sorry when you try and help people ensnared in these groups, they lash out like a dog who has inadvertently hung itself from it’s own leash.. what was meant to keep them within the bounds of safety…now has a stranglehold on them. And when you use the Word of God to point this out, they call you legalistic and become overly-defensive to the notion of you saving their life. They become enraged at the thought of themselves enduring sound doctrine and they become equally enraged at the fact you had the audacity (love) to point it out. So, like a seed that has fallen on a rock…they die.

For THAT I’m sorry and have come to be embarrassed to even share the name “Christian” in and among these reproachable lovers of sin. Because I don’t want a mere name or label to associate me with the Copeland, Osteen, Bell or Warren-esque crowd. They’re an embarrassment to a Holy Church and surely an embarrassment to a Holy God.

Source:The ministry of Crucified Beyond The Narrow Gate

 

Stephen Rau said; “The Roman Church is certainly the Whore of Babylon…the Mother of Harlots as described in Revelation 17:1-5. Allow me to explain in great detail:

“We are NOT anti-Catholic….we’re Pro-Truth. If being Pro-Truth makes us appear to be anti-Catholic…so be it. But that is not our intent. Our intent is to allow Truth to lead us where it will…even to the uncomfortable realization that Roman Catholicism is the Mother of Harlots” – Stephen Rau

Who canonized these as official Church dogma?

To begin with, as the Roman Catholic Church was establishing the official doctrines of the Nicean Christian Religion they included the teaching of Hell as a place of eternal, fiery torment

Much of the imagery of the Nicean Christian conception of Hell is identical with the Pagan underworld known as Hades — even the word Hades is used 11 times in the New Testament to identify Hell, so there is no question about the origins of the doctrine.

Where did the teaching of “Hellfire and damnation” come from?

As the Nicene Church was establishing its official doctrines and replacing biblical Judaism with Catholicism (“Universalism”), it is a well known and easily established fact that they incorporated the teachings of many different religious systems. These early “church fathers” were attempting to establish a new and global political and religious authority in order to control every aspect of human life. Whatever their motives, the Vatican created dogma of eternal torture as a powerful stick to wield against its opponents. “extra Ecclesiam nulla salus means: “outside the Church there is no salvation”

To this end the Catholic Bishops incorporated the Roman Pagan teaching of Hades: A subterranean place of eternal fiery torment and damnation. Never mind that the dogma has no biblical basis, the Magisterium of the Church declared it so. The threat of eternal damnation made their subjects docile and the collection plates rang with tithes, offerings and indulgences as deceived people sought to purchase their salvation.

The imagery of the Nicene Hell is largely taken from the underworld abode of the god Hades and his part time lover Persephone.

#1. NOWHERE in the Bible does it claim that the New Testament is God’s word or infallible. Fallible imperfect human beings did!

Deuteronomy 4:2 Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you.

Proverbs Chapter 30:5-6 Every word of God is tried; He is a shield unto them that take refuge in Him.

Add thou not unto His words, lest He reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.

Deutronomy 13.1 All this word which I command you, that shall ye observe to do; thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it.

2 If there arise in the midst of thee a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams–and he give thee a sign or a wonder, 3 and the sign or the wonder come to pass, whereof he spoke unto thee–saying: ‘Let us go after other gods, which thou hast not known, and let us serve them’; 4 thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet, or unto that dreamer of dreams; for the LORD your God putteth you to proof, to know whether ye do love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul.

#2. Paul in his letter 2 Timothy 3:16 (KJV) 16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: Is NOT talking about a New Testament, it has not been written yet nor compiled by the Catholic Church. The scripture he is talking about is the Tanach.#3. It’s this simple, as James Wood said;

You have to make up your mind to believe Torah (which is not to be changed) or The New Testament that changes it…

Hell, The Facts

  • There is no biblical basis for this teaching.
  • No Believers from the Abrahamic traditions living in the first century C.E. conceived of such a post-life torture.
  • Many Pagans did believe in such horrors and they were viewed as savages because it.
  • Not a single person in the Gospel accounts ever challenge Jesus as to the origins of this non-Jewish teaching he allegedly taught.
  • The doctrine directly challenges the Torah claims that God is Loving and Just
  • Many “Bible believing Christians” believe many unbiblical heresies. The near universality of the belief does not make it biblical.

I have to wonder how many lives would be saved if it were not for this despicable church doctrine that people are never good enough. We are born sinners and can never be righteous in the eyes of a vengeful warrior god. Even a child knows there is something wrong with having an innocent person pay for some else’s crimes, but that is exactly what the Nicene Roman Church (Catholic and Protestant) teaches. The Word of God, the scriptures, say otherwise.

“The Bible is clear, and it is consistent: one person cannot die for the sins of another. In other words, the sins committed by one person cannot be wiped out by the punishment given to another. In Exodus 32:30-35, Moses asks Gd to punish him for the sin committed by the people in regards to the Golden Calf. Gd tells Moses that the person who committed the sin is the one who must receive the punishment. Then, in Deuteronomy 24:16, Gd simply states this as a basic principle, ‘Every man shall be put to death for his own sin.’ This concept is repeated in the Prophets, in Ezekiel 18: ‘The soul that sinneth, it shall die… the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him.’ The prophet Jeremiah looks to the day when the mistaken belief that one man’s death atones for another man’s sins shall no longer be held by anyone: in Jeremiah 31:29-30, the prophet says: ‘In those days they shall say no more, The fathers have eaten a sour grape, and the children’s teeth are set on edge. But every one shall die for his own iniquity: every man that eateth the sour grape, his teeth shall be set on edge.’

Sources: http://allfaith.com/Jesus/JewChristian.html

http://www.whatjewsbelieve.org/explanation1.html

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How Did They Decide?

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How Did They Decide?

Christianity stands on the words of a few men. If the disciples of Jesus would have ignored him as did most of the Jews of his day, no one would have ever heard of him. It is only because these men believed he was the Messiah that the world knows of the existence of Jesus of Nazareth.

How did these people come to their conclusion? How did these followers of Jesus decide that he was the Messiah prophesied by the Jewish Bible? What was the motivation behind their decision? Was it a deep loyalty to the words of the prophets or was it some other factor that induced them to come to this conclusion?

It is not easy to determine if someone arrived at their conclusion on the basis of intellectual searching or if the conclusions were generated by some external factor and it is not…

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Is christanity Idolatry

Is christanity Idolatry

by Gutman Locks

 

Why does Judaism regard your professed beliefs as hostile to the God of Israel? There is no greater sin than idolatry. Your worship of a man as God violates the very first of the Ten Commandments:

Maimonides, Responsa

Is Christianity Avodah Zara?

 

 

 

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Global Pentecostalism: Children and Revival

“From a market perspective, Pentecostalism is outperforming the competition.”

Evangelical Christians around the globe are increasingly holding large children’s revivals where they practice a disturbing ritual called “anointing by the holy spirit,” “being slain by the holy spirit,” “catching the holy ghost,” or “falling out.”

“Never permit spiritual expressions to become your barometer for truth. Your foundation must be the Jewish Scriptures alone.”

How Global Pentecostalism is Changing the World

By Heather Wax—Special Contributor

Pentecostal and Charismatic Research Initiative
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A few years ago, social scientists started noticing a trend that religious observers had seen for some time: Membership in Pentecostal churches was growing rapidly, especially in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and Russia. Hoping to find out why this was happening—and how this growth was transforming these regions culturally and socially—the Center for Religion & Civic Culture at the University of Southern California launched the Pentecostal and Charismatic Research Initiative, headed by religion professor Donald Miller and funded by a $7 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation. In 2010, the initiative awarded grants to 21 two-year social science projects. This past May, it invited all of the principal investigators to meet in Quito, Ecuador, to discuss their preliminary findings.

Thus far, the projects have revealed that overall, the growth of Pentecostalism, especially in the Global South, remains phenomenal—and for reasons that have as much to do with sociology as theology.

“From a market perspective, Pentecostalism is outperforming the competition, with contemporary music that attracts young people, an emphasis on supernatural healing, loving and caring cell groups in large congregations, and for migrants from rural areas who are living in urban settings, Pentecostal churches are re-creating intimate social relations that resemble the extended family setting that they left,” says Miller. “Also, Pentecostal churches generate hope in the teaching of the pastors and their vibrant worship, which is a precious commodity in today’s world, but especially in many developing countries.”

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As the number of Pentecostals and charismatic Christians rises, so does their potential political and social impact. A recent Templeton-funded survey by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life showed that Pentecostals (considered for survey purposes as a subset of Evangelicals) are as likely as other Christians to support religious involvement in public life. Miller points out that in “areas like Central America, in Guatemala, El Salvador, maybe a third to a half of the population is either Pentecostal or charismatic, so the idea of Pentecostalism being a small sectarian group, that just isn’t true anymore.”

“Pentecostalism, in its origin, was very much a sectarian religion,” he continues, “oftentimes otherworldly rather than connected with issues within their own society, and within our research projects we’ve seen many, many examples of Pentecostals engaging the world in terms of social ministries.”

Discussions at the meeting focused, in large part, on themes that cut across the various research projects, such as religious freedom and discrimination.

“There are Pentecostal and charismatic Christians living under all kinds of political regimes and, although the climate may be favorable at the moment, there are those who have scars on them from discrimination inflicted by totalitarian regimes,” explains William Kay, a Glyndŵr University theologian who is studying Asian Pentecostal-style church growth.

“We did try to talk about the conditions of religious freedom and the way in which Christians might contribute to political dialogue as a way of ensuring that freedom is constantly maintained. Historically, it is very difficult to see how freedom can be guaranteed in the future because political conditions can and do change, especially in societies that are open to influence from outside.”

The John Templeton Foundation supports social science research on the growth and impact of Pentecostal and charismatic Christianity because it advances Sir John Templeton’s interest in assessing the significance of concepts like worship, spiritual capital, and religious entrepreneurship in contemporary life. What’s more, says Kimon Sargeant, Templeton’s vice president for human sciences, “we know that the Foundation needs to follow Sir John’s example of being a global investor, so this project presented us with a great opportunity to focus on global trends.”

Gathering the investigators in Quito underscored the fact that the project is designed to encourage research partnerships between anthropologists, sociologists, political scientists, and economists around the world.

“It’s rare that any discipline has all the answers to questions about the nature of prayer or worship or religious change or entrepreneurship,” says Sargeant. “Our experience is that, at their best, interdisciplinary projects increase the likelihood of innovative research and the possibility of genuine breakthrough discoveries.”

What’s the Harm In It?
By Thomas G. Shafer, M.D.

I grew up a Gentile. Thirty five years ago I was “saved” at a Baptist youth rally run by the Billy Graham organization. Within a few months, I began to have doubts about my new found faith, based mainly on the Christian Fundamentalist teachings disregarding modern scientific principles such as Creationism and Biblical literacy in general. (I was quite the budding young scientist in those days.)

Time for the big save. I expressed my doubts and was soon “pounced” by a youth minister sent to keep me in the fold. And what was his most powerful argument?

“What’s the harm in it?”, he asked. He went on to argue that, even if every statement in the New Testament were untrue, how could being a Christian do me anything but good? I’d lead a moral life, associate with nice folk, etc., etc. We’re talking your basic no brainer here. Since the results of believing his doctrine couldn’t possibly do me any harm, why not give it a try and hang in there a little longer to see what good would come my way. And, if he was right, I’d be savng myself a tr[p to Hell.

So, he was a pretty good salesman. I hung in there for almost thirty more years. But now I have converted to Judaism and I finally have an answer to his question… There is a lot of harm in it.

The most harmful thing that accepting this man’s doctrine did was that it totally destroyed any chance I had of developing self esteem. Think about it. Basic Christian doctrine teaches we are all miserable sinners who deserve the death penalty for our crimes against God and humanity. We are so rotten that God had to prepare a flaming Hell in which to roast us forever. Nothing short of this punishment would do.

Great place to start, eh? As if your average adolescent doesn’t have enough problems.

And look at the remedy for this condition. Since the Baptist God was totally inflexible, He couldn’t just forgive me for being such a misbegotten and miserable specimen. No. The death sentence had been passed long before my birth and somebody had to pay the price. So I had to make a public statement claiming the death by torture by someone who purported to be God’s son to escape my own eternal torture.

And where did this leave me? Where does this leave anybody? Totally cut off from God.

Consider for a moment what sort of God we are presenting here. What would people say if an earthly Judge pronounced a death sentence and then decided to pardon the criminal? What would they say if this Judge refused to grant a pardon but, instead, sent his own son to the gallows instead of the criminal because death sentences always have to be carried out and the law is the law? (I don’t think I would vote for said Judge next election.)

So this leaves us trying top relate to a God who is the ultimate sadist. And how do we relate to such a Being? Through fear and lots of it.

I’ve been a Psychiatrist for nearly 20 years, many of them in the Southern Bible Belt. And I’ve seen the results of this fear many times and in many ways. I’ve seen many suicidally depressed people who cannot reach out to the God they desperately need because the basis of their religious beliefs gives them no conception of true Divine love and forgiveness. And I’ve seen many people terrified by obsessions that they have somehow lost their salvation or committed some sort of unforgivable sin. They know “the fear of the Lord” all too well.

And, sadly, these poor people can’t even die in peace. I’ve talked to several people who have been dying or seriously ill who all had the same dream. They dreamt they had left their bodies and were flying through space. But no happy ending this time. Instead, they ended up hovering between Heaven and Hell terrified because they didn’t know where they were going to go.

And there are other consequences. Consider the other response when a person is repetitively told they are worthless and can do nothing to save themselves or even better themselves. That’s right, we are talking anger here, even rage. If I am so worthless even God can’t love me and can never do anything right, why don’t I just lash out at anyone who gets in my way? I am hopeless mess of a sinner anyway, so what’s one more sin on the list? And this other person (especially if they are of a different religion or color) is a worthless piece of human garbage anyway so what does it matter what I do to them?

So, if you are floating around that Fundamental Christian camp, come on back. If you are being besieged by missionaries and thinking of caving in, don’t leave. There’s a loving God waiting, One who is careful to love and forgive and not make any demands on us unless He is sure we can keep them. Forget all those half baked truths and arguments and listen to a moment to the words of our Prophet Moses from the 30th chapter of Deuteronomy:

“Surely this Instruction which I enjoin upon you this day is not too baffling for you, nor is it beyond reach… No, the thing is very close to you, in your mouth and in your heart, to observe it.”

So God really loves us and He has given us a simple and attainable set of instructions to live our life by. And where is the harm in believing that?

 

Source: http://www.templeton.org/templeton

: http://noahide-ancient-path.co.uk/index.php/judaism-articles/2014/02/whats-the-harm-in-it/

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Sylvester Night is not a Holiday

Israelis, who blithely call the eve of January 1st “Sylvester”, and Jews who celebrate “New Year’s Eve” as the civil year is ushered in, may not be aware of its tragic significance in Jewish history.

By Rochel Sylvetsky

Israelis call the night that ushers in the civil new year “Sylvester”. This is the name commonly used  in German speaking countries as well as in Poland instead of “New Year’s Eve”, so that it is probably safe to assume that the Catholic name took hold due to early waves of European immigration to Israel.

Growing up in my parents’ home in the immigrant neighborhhood of the lower East Side of New York, “Sylvester Nacht” was something akin to the night Niagara Falls froze over and the resultant eerie silence awakened people for miles around.  Our house was silent on that night and not because of the carol by that name.

My father’s alarm clock woke us at 4 a.m. every day. He rose at that unearthly hour to sit in the kitchen with a faint light glowing and a cup of hot, strong black coffee in front of him studying Talmud to the traditional singsong chant before he went to synagogue prayers and then work (we snuggled happily under the covers, knowing that he would bring fresh, crusty rolls home after prayers). My father, who came home from work every evening, went to synagogue prayers, had his dinner, and then sat until almost midnight doing the same—did not study Torah on “Sylvester” night

He did not allow us to study Torah either. He explained that this was a silent night, made so by the Eastern European Jews who lived in fear of the yearly pogroms that accompanied the ushering in of the what is the civil new year today.  This evening was, once the calendar settled on December 25th as Christmas, calculated to be the night preceding the circumcision of the child born in the “little town of Bethlehem”, therefore a call for the local peasants to engage in drinking, making merry and killing Jews.

Darkness along with the silence before a storm reigned in Jewish shteitls (small villages) that night in an attempt to make it harder to find defenseless victims, barricaded behind the flimsy doors of their huts. Torah study, which was done by the light of candles, was thus impossible. As opposed to random pogroms and other manifestations of Jew hatred, this was a predictable yearly date.

Torah study that night eventually became forbidden, in memory of the horrors perpetrated on that evening, the same way Torah study is prohibited in a house of mourning and on the Ninth of Av when the Holy Temple was destroyed. Certain Hassidic sects, among them Satmar, refrain from Torah study on the eve of January 6 for the same reason to this day, a vestige of the fluctuations in the Gregorian Calendar.

A “Yerushalmi”, i.e. someone who lived in the Old City of Jerusalem before the State of Israel was declared, once told me that in this part of the world they would barricade their doors on Easter Sunday, knowing that the traditional Christian procession would often end in rioting against the local Jews. Communal Jewish history is made up of commandments, holidays and customs, but also of this type of memory.

It is jarring to hear the term “Sylvester” used casually by the media in Israel and to see the advertisments in Hebrew newspapers and on internet sites for parties and gala celebrations that usher in the civil new year on “Sylvester Nacht”.

Sylvester was Pope from January 31, 314 C.E. to December 31, 335 C.E. His Saint’s Day is the day he was buried, and it falls on December 31 of every year, that is since the civil solar calendar was straightened out (the Jewish calendar is a lunar one).

Not much is really known about him, but he presided over the Catholic Church during an important period in its history. He is thought to have been instrumental in the process that led to the Emperor Constantine’s conversion to Christianity, certainly nothing to celebrate for Jews.

Subsequent Jewish history did not turn this day into one that should be celebrated by Jews. An historical overview of New Year’s Day from a back issue of News and World Report makes me almost wonder if the writer spoke to my late father before writing his article. It reads:

“On New Years Day 1577 Pope Gregory XIII decreed that all Roman Jews, under pain of death, must listen attentively to the compulsory Catholic conversion sermon given in Roman synagogues after Friday night services.  On New Years Day 1578 Gregory signed into law a tax forcing Jews to pay for the support of a “House of Conversion” to convert Jews to Christianity.  On New Years 1581 Gregory ordered his troops to confiscate all sacred literature from the Roman Jewish community.  Thousands of Jews were murdered in the campaign.

Throughout the medieval and post-medieval periods, January 1 – supposedly the day on which Jesus’ circumcision initiated the reign of Christianity and the death of Judaism – was reserved for anti-Jewish activities: synagogue and book burnings, public tortures, and simple murder.

The Israeli term for New Year’s night celebrations, “Sylvester,” was the name of the “Saint” and Roman Pope who reigned during the Council of Nicaea (325 C.E.).  The year before the Council of Nicaea convened, Sylvester is said to have convinced Constantine to prohibit Jews from living in Jerusalem.  At the Council of Nicaea, Sylvester arranged for the passage of a host of viciously anti-Semitic legislation.  All Catholic “Saints” are awarded a day on which Christians celebrate and pay tribute to that Saint’s memory.  December 31 is Saint Sylvester Day – hence celebrations on the night of December 31 are dedicated to Sylvester’s memory”.

Unwittingly, Israelis who party and Jews who stood in Times Square and other places in the world watching the civil year come in, are doing the same. I preferred the silence in my childhood home.

Source: http://www.israelnationalnews.com

http://erinamsili.blogspot.com/2011/12/happy-sylvester.html

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Ironically, this “Saint” Sylvester is not really a “Saint” at all. What we know about Sylvester is that he was the Roman Pope who reigned during the Council of Nicaea in about 325 CE. Not only did Sylvester prohibit Jewish people from living in Jerusalem during his reign, but also, he allegedly passed a host of antisemitic legislation during his rule. Thus, to Israelis, Sylvester should not really be someone to celebrate because of obvious reasons.

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No one could ever do everything the law requires

Over the years I’ve collected a lot of bibles. I have a Thompsons Chain Reference KJV that’s been with me for years. It’s been highlighted, underlined and filled with margin notes with my own chain references, back pages loaded with various proof texts from my Christian days.

The sect of Christianity I came from was very focused on bible studies and “truth” or so they said, when I look back I’ve wondered how could I have been so deceived, totally missing the writing in plain sight.

Looking through an old bible I noticed something I’d never questioned before, “the Headings” in select sections throughout the Christian bible chapters.

Christian mindset regarding ‘The Law’ (Torah) 

6075aa9b-15c2-4016-9e3b-78110ab0d050The Christian view of “the Law” is also conveyed in “headings” found at the beginning of sections throughout Christian Bibles. These captions are placed there by the editors to help direct the reader as to what the next group of verses is concerned with.

For instance, at the beginning of the following sections in the “New Testament,” of a popular New King James version of the Bible, we find the following phrases:

  1. Those under the Law of Moses were “under bondage,” which ended with Jesus
  2. “No one could ever do everything the law requires”
  3. The law was “a curse” that Jesus came to do away with. (1)

These three ideas may not be expressed in exactly the same words in every denomination, but the concepts are clear and present in the teachings of Protestant denominations and Catholicism.

On my drive to work in the mornings I’d listen to ‘Thru the Bible’ with J. Vernon McGee, “Thru the Bible program takes the listener through the entire Bible in just five years, threading back and forth between the Old and New Testaments.” Little did I know, my thinking was being shaped and directed in a theology that’s been crafted by the church for century’s. Here’s what Minister McGee wrote about the apostle Paul and the Jewish religion in his Bible commentary:

Paul now calls the religion in which he was brought up the ‘Jews’ religion.’ Paul was saved, not in Judaism, but from Judaism.” (Emphasized words are McGee’s) (2)

The same commentary regarding the book of Galatians states:

“Galatians has been called the Christian declaration of independence. It is Paul’s answer to those who challenged his authority as an apostle and who urged Christians in Galatia to live according to the Law of Moses. Adoption of the Jewish Law by Gentile Christians would have made Christianity merely a sect within Judaism. Paul taught that bondage to the Law ended when Christ made all men free.” (3) 

In a commentary appendix to one version of the King James Bible, regarding the book of Hebrews, it says:

“With carefully reasoned arguments the author showed that Christianity is superior to Judaism,” … “Christianity is the perfect religion.” (end-of-quote)

Christian Bible Headings

Christian Bible headings, footnotes, commentary books, radio broadcasts and sermons from the pulpits have expressed this thought for centuries, maintaining that Christianity is G-d’s true religion.

Take the three ideas above and hold them up in light of Torah, ask only, ‘What does G-ds Word say?’ (The Tanakh) Bear in mind, nowhere does the Christian New Testament claim to be the Word of G-d.

  1. Those under the Law of Moses were “under bondage,” which ended with Jesus

“G-d changed his mind about people having to follow his perfect (Psa 19:7) and eternal (Psa 119:152,160) laws and replaced them with a new system of faith in a human sacrifice.”

  1. “No one could ever do everything the law requires”

The Written Torah (Mosaic Law) contains 613 precepts [תֹוו ְצ ִמ (mitsVOT)], and no person can possibly comply with the entire set. This is because various commands pertain to different groups of people. For example, some precepts apply only to males (e.g., circumcision), others only to females (e.g., feminine hygiene); some apply only to Aaronic Priests (e.g., permitted marriages), others to those who own land in Israel (e.g., rotating the crops), etc. Therefore, anyone who claims to have fulfilled the Mosaic Law in its entirety is either ignorant or a liar. (4)

If they sin against You, for there is no man who does not sin, (I Kings 8:46)

  1. The law was “a curse” that Jesus came to do away with.

I will give thanks unto Thee with uprightness of heart, when I learn Thy righteous ordinances. (Psa 19:7)

The grass withereth, the flower fadeth; But the word of our G-d shall stand for ever.’ (Isaiah 40:8)

As for G-d, His way is perfect (Psa 18:32)

The law of the LORD is perfect, restoring the soul; the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple. (Psa 19:8)

Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you. (Deuteronomy 4:2)

Every word of God is tried; He is a shield unto them that take refuge in Him.

Add thou not unto His words, lest He reprove thee, and thou be found a liar. (Proverbs Chapter 30:5-6)

All this word which I command you, that shall ye observe to do; thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it. (Deutronomy 13.1-4)

2 If there arise in the midst of thee a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams–and he give thee a sign or a wonder, 3 and the sign or the wonder come to pass, whereof he spoke unto thee–saying: ‘Let us go after other gods, which thou hast not known, and let us serve them’; 4 thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet, or unto that dreamer of dreams; for the LORD your God putteth you to proof, to know whether ye do love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul.

My suggestion is find yourself a good Hebrew/English translation of the Tanakh.

There can be no resource more important than a text of the Bible itself. Although it is best to read it in the original Hebrew, or at least refer to the original Hebrew to appreciate its nuances. These English translations, unlike most of the translations you will find, are prepared by Jews using the Jewish understanding of the meaning of the scriptures, without the Christian slant you will find in many non-Jewish translations. Note: “Tanakh” (also spelled “Tanach”) is a Hebrew acronym that refers to the complete Jewish Bible, what non-Jews call the “Old Testament.”

Online English translation of the Tanakh (Jewish Bible) with Rashi’s commentary.

http://www.mechon-mamre.org/p/pt/pt0.htm

http://www.chabad.org/library/bible_cdo/aid/63255/jewish/The-Bible-with-Rashi.htm

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  • Romans 7:1-6: “Freed from the Law”? 
  •   Romans 14:1-13: “The Law of Liberty”?
  • Galatians 3:10-14: “The Law Brings a Curse”?
  • Galatians 5:7 -15: “Love Fulfills the Law”?
  • In other words, Christian propaganda/brainwashing

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Kenneth Copeland Ministries’ New King James Version
  2. Thru the Bible Commentary Series, Galatians, Vernon McGee, Thomas Nelson Publishers, Nashville, 1991, p. 23.
  3. Thru the Bible Commentary Series, Galatians, Vernon McGee, Thomas Nelson Publishers, Nashville, 1991,
  4. http://thejewishhome.org/counter/SinlessJC.pdf
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Vatican: Jews don’t need Christ to be saved, only carbon credits (tCO2e)

Pope Francis prayed Sunday for the success of the global climate summit in Paris, where another week of negotiations are underway to reach an agreement that would limit the warming of the planet.

As an afterthought shared with Cardinals, Bishops and Catholic theologians, “Jews can secure eternal salvation without converting to Christianity” But, the carbon credit (tCO2e) rate for absolution will be tripled until the second coming.” they say.

“As the world forges a climate agreement in Paris, African countries — which bear the least historic responsibility for climate change — are showing leadership with ambitious pledges to restore land,” said Andrew Steer, president and CEO of theWorld Resources Institute.

Breaking: “Clearly, the planet is getting colder,” said Casey, president of the Space and Science Research Corp. 

While the direction of climate change cannot be determined based on a single event, the collection of record-breaking winters shows that the planet is getting colder, climate expert John Casey tells Newsmax TV.

“Just about every American can now see that we’ve had a series of brutal, record-setting winters that are starting earlier, staying longer and breaking records that are 100 and 150 years old,” Casey told J.D. Hayworth, who was joined by Republican strategist Ford O’Connell, on “America’s Forum” Wednesday.

“The warming community has utterly failed in its climate models and predictions about the climate,” he said. “We are facing some stark realities right now that say without doubt that we are heading into a new cold era.”

Casey, who worked as a consultant for NASA and was a White House space program adviser, is the author of “Dark Winter: How the Sun is Causing a 30-Year Cold Spell,” in which he argues that the planet is currently undergoing a cooling trend.

“If we look at the facts based on the five major global temperature data sets that our company tracks and evaluates on a regular basis, we see that the story of 2014 being the warmest year on record was in fact just a story,” he said.

“According to our analysis, using the best science and technical data available, 2014 was a warm year, an important year, but merely another warm year in a strain of years that have been essentially stable for the last 18 years — where there has been no effective growth in global warming,” he said.

“That’s a stark change from what we’ve been told.”

(Now if someone would tell the Pope)

Read more: http://www.newsmax.com

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Source: Vatican: Jews don’t need Christ to be saved http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/204717#.Vmo0hkorKM8

Pope Francis prays for climate summit in Paris to succeed http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2015/12/06/pope-francis-prays-climate-summit-paris-succeed/76882466/

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A JEWISH CRITIQUE OF THE NEW TESTAMENT

A JEWISH CRITIQUE OF THE NEW TESTAMENT – Why Judaism Doesn’t Accept Christian Scriptures
Rabbi Michael Skobac

Christian missionaries insist that the New Testament is the inerrant word of G-d and the fulfillment of the Jewish Bible, the Tenach, which Christians mis-name the “Old Testament”.

In this special 2-hour lecture, Rabbi Michael Skobac offers a critical examination of the New Testament scriptures from a traditional Jewish perspective.
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