Thursday, May 31, 2007

Le Doudou 2007

Six days of festivities start here in Mons, Belgium, from Thursday 31 May 2007, see http://opt.wallonie.be/informations/evenements/en/E/19449.html.

Le Doudou is recognized by UNESCO as a "Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity", see http://www.mons.be/default.aspx?GUID=%7B71EE3862-83D4-11DA-972D-0002A58CB319%7D&LNG=FRA, and see also http://ducassedemons.info.

For Belgium in general see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belgium.

Soon an important political election will take place in Belgium on 10 June 2007. Those who are interested in Belgian politics and the Belgian government can check out the website http://belgium.fgov.be.

For those interested in the Wallonian Parliament please check out http://parlement.wallonie.be.

For the French Parliament in Belgium please check out http://www.pcf.be.

For the Flemish Parliament in Belgium please check out http://www.vlaamsparlement.be.

For the German Parliament in Belgium please check out http://www.dgparlament.be.

And for the Brussels Regional Parliament please check out http://www.parlbru.irisnet.be.

For information on the European Parliament please check out http://www.europarl.europa.eu/brussels.

I love Belgium. The people here is very nice and funny, and the food and the beer is great.

According to tradition the Belgian people originated from the Israeli tribe of Benjamin, and later on immigrants for the most part from Italy settled down in Belgium.

If you visit Mons on Friday evening do not miss the outdoor concert with Hélène Ségara; watch "elle tu l'aimes": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7asfuBtADo.

In the Old Testament our sins were covered by animal sacrifices, but they were not taken away, because the blood of bulls and goats could not take away our sins, but only cover them.

However, when Jesus died, He finished the work of God, see John 19:30.

Now our sins are taken away, just as John the Baptist prophesied concerning Jesus: "Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world", see John 1:29.

Both saved and lost used to be in Hell, because no one could go to the third heaven of 2 Corinthians 12:3, until their sins were taken away, and listen to Kylie Minogue: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6yTMFrXSe0&mode=related&search=.

Now, because our sins were taken away, Christ descended into the place called Hades or Hell, and He led captivity captive, see Ephesians 4:8. Jesus took the people out of there to the third heaven of 2 Corinthians 12:2. And that is where they go from that point onward until Christ comes back to Earth to set up His kingdom, see Matthew 6:10, 25:34, and Revelation 11:15. Then they all are transferred here, and they shall reign forever and ever, see Jude 1:14 and Revelation 22:5.

The Old Testament law cannot touch the burdens of the people or help them out, see Luke 11:46, but the yoke of Jesus is easy and His burden is light, see Matthew 11:30.

You have heard how it has been said: do not taste, do not handle or do not touch, and compare with Colossians 2:21, and listen to MC Hammer in "U Can't Touch This": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9nptjUs9FM.

When Mons now celebrates the Doudou festivities I remember the heavenly commandment to the apostle Peter: "Rise, Peter; kill, and eat", see Acts 10:13.

"Pietas autem ad omnia utilis est promissionem habens vitae, quae nunc est, et futurae", 1 Timothy 4:8.

Friday, May 25, 2007

If Jesus Is God, How Could He Die?

In 1 Timothy 3:16 we read: "great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh".

In Titus 2:13 it is confirmed that Jesus is God: "Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ". God's ultimate love for mankind is further explained: "Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us", see 1 John 3:16.

But if Jesus is God, how could He die? And who was running the universe those three days when Jesus was dead?

Now, Jesus is "the Lord the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. For he is not the God of the dead, but of the living: for all live unto him", see Luke 20:37 - 38.

Christ raised up Himself from the dead, because He still was consciously alive. Thus Christ did not cease to exist for those three days that His body remained in the grave. Both Christ’s divine nature and His human soul were still conscious during that period of time.

Christ said He would lay down His life - watch Army of Lovers in "Crucified", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYT2aWavXlc - but only to take it up again.

Christ explained that no one would take His life from Him, but that He would lay it down of His own free will, having the authority to take it up again, see John 10:17 - 18.

In the book of Revelation 6:9 - 11 we read: "And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God and for the testimony which they held. And they cried out with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled".

Thus the slain in God's way are not really dead. This is also confirmed in 1 Corinthians 15:52, where we read that the dead in the twinkling of an eye are changed and raised incorruptible.

But, "as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also", see James 2:26.

Now there are two different kind of temples. One kind of temple is our human body, see 1 Corinthians 6:19. The other kind of temple is the Temple of God in Jerusalem, see Revelation 11:1.

At one instance Jesus said concerning the Temple in Jerusalem, "Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up", see John 2:19. "Then said the Jews, Forty and six years was this temple in building, and wilt thou rear it up in three days?", see John 2:20. What is interesting is that Jesus allegorically also at the same time "spake of the temple of his body", see John 2:21.

Actually, our Lord God Jesus, the Temple in Jerusalem, and the Bodies of the Christian believers are interconnected.

You cannot think of Christ, without having in mind the Temple in Jerusalem, the two witnesses at the right and the left hand of God - compare with Isaiah 19:25 - and all the believers, see Revelation chapter 11.

For God, one day is as a thousand years, see 2 Peter 3:8, and compare with space travelling.

Compare also with Genesis 40:12, 18, where the three baskets are three days.

If Jesus has promised to raise up the Temple in Jerusalem during our millennium, and to resurrect the two witnesses of Revelation 11:11, is it a thing too hard for the Lord to also raise up all believers? Compare with John 3:36, 6:44, 11:25 - 26, Colossians 1:18, and Revelation 1:5.

"And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed", see Galatians 3:8. "Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ", see Galatians 3:16.

Many here in the west are mistaken, because they do not understand the scriptures or the power of God, compare with Mark 12:24. Every inch of land between the river Nile and the river Euphrates belongs to the people of Israel. And the written and the spoken language of power is the language of the Romans, namely Latin.

In the same way as God is coming to us bodily and spiritually, see John 1:15, 3:31, 8:23, 8:56, and Acts 1:11, the Greeks - spiritually symbolizing the Gentiles - come to Christ bodily, and in belief and in faith, see John 12:20 - 26.

Jesus came so that those who do not see may see, see John 9:39, and Christ promised that He will not cast away or reject anyone who comes to Him, see John 6:37.

What is then the importance of the Gospel in the life of man?

In Mark 16:16 it is written: "He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned".

What misfortune await those who do not obey the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ? What will God do to them?

In 2 Thessalonians 1:8 - 9, the answer is given: "In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power".

Only in the light of Jesus's resurrection, can the kind of magical mystery tour of God's redemptive plan in Christ, be understood, see for example John 8:56.

Christ, who was without fault, was handed over to the Romans by His Hebrew brothers, see John 19:11, and compare with Joseph in Genesis 40:15.

The story concerning the two thieves, who were cruficied with Jesus, see Matthew 27:38, is similar to the story of the chief butler and of the chief baker in Genesis chapter 40. One is saved, but the other is condemned.

This is similar to the grain offering for sins that Cain offered to God, see Genesis 4:3, exalting himself through his ability to cultivate, or concerning the baker, to bake the bread. Cain and the chief baker both offered their sacrifice to the ruler, God and Pharaoh. Neither were acceptable and as a description of detestable sacrifice, it was only good enough for the birds, see Genesis 40:17.

But Christ is the acceptable sacrifice, see Ephesians 5:2, as grapes and wine symbolize the blood, the necessary sacrifice for our sins.

The chief butler was analogically spared in Genesis 40:21, and watch the Swedish chef uncorking the bottle in the Muppet show, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LCGx3uml3Q&NR=1.

Our own good deeds are insufficient for salvation as they are polluted by yeast we use in making them, and compare with these bakers, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQRQMvuY6_E.

Compare also with Matthew 26:27 - 28: "And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it; For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins".

Now in Genesis 40:20 the third day was Pharaoh's birthday, and he gave a feast for all his officials. He lifted up the heads of the chief butler and the chief baker in the presence of his officials. The chief butler was restored unto his butlership again, but the chief baker was hanged, see Genesis 40:21 - 22.

This passage also points forward to judgment day, see 2 Corinthians 5:10. Good news for some and the ultimate bad news for others.

Where are you?

The chief butler, however, did not remember Joseph, but he forgot him, see Genesis 40:23.

When Jesus cleansed ten lepers, only one Samaritan remembered Jesus: "And fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan. And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine? There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger. And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole", see Luke 17:16 - 19.

How many answered prayers go without our thanks?

"Worthy is the Lamb", see Revelation 5:12, and watch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFLNmGDiP9w.

"Vince in bono malum", Romans 12:21.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Jesus Gave Himself For You

Like most Christians I believe that Jesus is fully divine - that He is the Almighty God incarnate - the only true God, see Romans 9:5, 1 John 5:20, and Revelation 1:8.

The resurrection of Jesus is the most important event in the history of mankind, and the cornerstone of the Christian faith, see 1 Corinthians 15:3 - 4.

"For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God", see 1 Corinthians 1:18, and listen to Antique, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3e1IoyB56Y8&NR=1.

The resurrection proves that Jesus fully is God, and the belief of the divinity of Christ is therefore based upon the fact that Jesus by rising to life again defeated death, and listen to Cher in "Believe", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OO83ODhHxU4&mode=related&search=.

The Holy Spirit works in the framework of the finished work of Christ, because God is a Spirit, see John 4:24.

"For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death", see Romans 8:2.

The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, are the same unique being and equally the same true God, see James 2:19, Matthew 28:19, and John 15:26.

The Lord our God is one Lord, see Mark 12:29. He created all things, see John 1:3,10, Ephesians 3:9, and Colossians 1:16, and listen to E-Type, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xkjdc1szXk&mode=related&search=.

Everything is possible for him who believes, see Mark 9:23, and compare with MacGyver, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1uw40An-A4&mode=related&search=.

Ask anything in the name of Jesus, see John 16:23, because in the name of Jesus many miracles have been produced, see Mark 16:17 - 18.

Well, whether we live in Europe or in America - we watch American shows on television like, Dallas, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_-Va7XjtcM, and Dynasty, see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WrwcKSY75AE&mode=related&search=, and, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcdhdzfbR_o - we all love America, and listen to Patrick Juvet, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sY6aLdADlSw, because the hero usually is an incredible American, like Elijah http://www.two-olive-trees.org, see Revelation 11:3 - 15.

Through Jesus all Christians have everlasting life, see John 11:25 - 26, and at His coming, all who have died will be resurrected bodily from the dead, see Philippians 3:21, for the last judgement, see Acts 17:31 and 24:15, whereupon Jesus will establish the Kingdom of God, see Acts 1:6, in fulfillment of the scriptures, see Matthew 25:34 and Revelation 11:15.

The Kingdom of God is at hand, see Mark 1:15; time goes fast, and listen to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIjxKmON8t0&mode=related&search=.

"Tunc dicet Rex his, qui a dextris eius erunt: "Venite, benedicti Patris mei; possidete paratum vobis regnum a constitutione mundi", Matthew 25:34.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

On Nervous Breakdowns Caused By Religious Sects

"For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind", see 2 Timothy 1:7, and listen to Elli Kokkinou: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UkcX7j-ZHw&mode=related&search=.

Tragically, religious debates often tend to not shed light on anything because that is an area where most people just will not bend.

Maybe you remember when Pope Benedict XVI a few months ago slammed Muslim violence, see http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,20867,20408552-2703,00.html.

And recently BBC sent out its reporter John Sweeney to interview a religious sect, but he lost his temper during the filming, and watch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxqR5NPhtLI.

Mr Sweeney, writing on the BBC News website, said he had fallen into an "elephant trap" in getting into an argument. He continued: "If you are interested in becoming a TV journalist, it is a fine example of how not to do it. I look like an exploding tomato and shout like a jet engine and every time I see it makes me cringe".

To have a vision or a religious opinion make you sometimes a target for all kinds of insults, see for example Tom Cruise, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3ynnJi9vbo&mode=related&search=.

And different cults will of course always try to attract the rich and the famous, see Madonna's comments on Paris Hilton studying kabbalah, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKDQkSgUV88.

In 1988, Ian Paisley denounced Pope John Paul II, while the Pope was addressing the European Parliament in Strasbourg. Shortly after the start of the Pope's speech, Paisley, leader of the Democratic Unionist Party, shouted "I renounce you as the Antichrist!" and held up a red poster reading "POPE JOHN PAUL II ANTICHRIST" in black letters. The Pope did not react and continued with his address after Paisley was ejected from the auditorium.

We should earnestly contend for the faith, see Jude 1:3, and dialogue with our friends, like the Greek Orthodox Church, see http://www.ec-patr.org/athp/index.php?lang=en,
remembering how the Greeks and Athenians many thousands of years ago saved the world from Lucifer and from the Kingdom of Atlantis, and watch and listen to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zh_3xKqphWE&mode=related&search=.

"Quid enim? Dum omni modo, sive per occasionem sive per veritatem, Christus adnuntiatur, et in hoc gaudeo; sed et gaudebo", Philippians 1:18.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Pluto And The New Testament

In 1 st John 5:19 it says: "the whole world lieth in wickedness."

The word world here actually means universe. Therefore what it really says is that: the whole universe lieth in wickedness (= sin).

The reason why Jesus exhorts all Christians to preach the gospel to every creature in the universe, see Mark 16:15, is because there is life on other planets.

According to a video tape made by a former C.I.A. agent, John Lear, based upon what he said he witnessed from military agents with top secret security clearances, there are about 70 different extraterrestrial civilizations that have been monitoring the Earth.

People have always wondered whether or not life exists elsewhere in our solar system. If we visit other planets like our moon, wouldn't it make sense if aliens visit us?

Why is the Earth the only planet we can colonize? But is there another planet like ours, and can we colonize other planets?

First, the name planet comes from the Greek word for "wanderer".

Humans could likely colonize the Moon, Mars, and other planets and satellites with solid rocky surfaces, but at first, we would have to live in space-station-like interiors. Then there is a process called terraforming, or rendering a planet habitable.

Both Earth and Pluto have one moon.

Pluto is known as Hades to the Greeks.

In Luke 16:23, we read about a rich man being in torments on Pluto. And in Revelation 6:8 we also read about Pluto.

In 1 Corinthians 15:55 it asks: O Pluto, where is thy victory? Let us find comfort in these words because too many persons have died too young, like Ofra Haza, and listen to her beautiful voice, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSMl8SpT6p0&mode=related&search=.

Jesus has the keys of Pluto and death, see Revelation 1:18, and compare with Revelation 20:13.

It is important for the human race to spread out into space for the survival of the species. Or as Stephen Hawking puts it: "Life on Earth is at the ever-increasing risk of being wiped out by a disaster, such as sudden global warming, nuclear war, a genetically engineered virus or other dangers we have not yet thought of".

In order for mankind to establish civilization on other planets, there are multiple issues we must deal with first, like transportation, communication, and life support.

We must be able to travel faster. We must also be able to communicate effectively with the Earth even from large distances of up to several light-years away. Beside bringing many colonists we must be able to sustain life both on long trips, and on newly discovered planets.

I have earlier already discussed the practical value of Latin as the common language for all humans for easy communication and for scientific purposes.

According to reports from UFO contactees and military files, Pluto is a civilization inhabited by underground cities and bases protecting aliens from the harsh atmosphere.

There are not any detailed photos of Pluto yet, but it looks pretty much just white. This is reasonable since its surface is mostly ice.

But what is going on with Pluto? Well, yes, your guess is right. There is global warming on Pluto. Pluto's atmospheric pressure has tripled in 14 years, and the temperature there is increasing quite rapidly.

Pluto remains a mysterious world whose secrets not are so easily explained, however the warming could be fueled by some sort of eruptive activity on the small planet.

The astronomer James Elliot compares Pluto to Triton, a moon of Neptune. Both have atmospheres made mostly of nitrogen. In 1997, Triton occulted a star and astronomers found that its atmosphere had warmed since the last observations were made in 1989 during the Voyager mission. Back then, Voyager found dark material rising above Triton, indicating possible eruptive activity. "There could be more massive activity on Pluto, since the changes observed in Pluto's atmosphere are much more severe," Elliot said. "The change observed on Triton was subtle. Pluto's changes are not subtle. There is no firm evidence that Pluto is volcanically active, but neither is there evidence to rule out that possibility." Elliot adds that the process affecting Pluto's temperature is complex. "We just don't know what is causing these effects", he says.

As a general rule, humans are uncomfortable with non-conformists. We don’t like those that are smaller, that are different, that are in some way vulnerable. In our need to be accepted, we create artificial standards for who is worthy to be part of our in groups and who should be excluded, the way that two hundred and twenty years ago, the framers of the American Constitution determined that African-Americans were each three-fifths of a person.

In attempting to create a specific definition for the term "planet", the International Astronomical Union, IAU, set three criteria. An object must orbit the sun, be round, and "clear the area of its orbit", meaning expel other objects inside its orbit through gravity.

Because Pluto - like the Earth and other planets - has not cleared the neighborhood of its orbit, which includes Kuiper-belt objects, the IAU tried to downgrade Pluto's status last year and demote Pluto from the rank of planet.

What is remarkable about Pluto is that many people have ascribed to it human feelings, calling it a "lonely" world in the outer solar system and considering it something like the little planet that could, and listen to Agnetha Fältskog in "The Way You Are", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMFmQz_5GMM&NR=1.

Now, anthropomorphizing inanimate objects is nothing new for humans: we do it all the time from items ranging from cars to computers, but less often to celestial objects. How often do people talk about Neptune’s feelings?

News of Pluto’s demotion swiftly spread into general popular culture, becoming a metaphor as a fall from grace or simply a convenient punch line. A Boston Globe columnist drew parallels between Pluto and Red Sox slugger Manny Ramirez: "Planet Manny operates in his own orbit and hits baseballs into outer space. He's certainly no dwarf planet like Pluto", while another for The Oregonian compared Pluto to professional women's basketball.

However, perhaps the biggest reason why the IAU’s decision got so much attention was that it changed one of the fundamental facts that everyone knows. The vast majority of people alive today have only known a solar system with nine planets, even if they were hard-pressed to name those nine. Yet suddenly, with little more than a stroke of a pen, that basic fact was suddenly changed. It would be like waking up to find out there were only 49 states in the United States, or that Snow White cavorted with only six dwarfs.

The dwarfing of Pluto was in fact a perfect metaphor for a world in denial of its own destructive nature.

As Owen Gingerich, chairman of the International Astronomical Union's Planet Definition Committee retorted: "We now have dwarf planets which are in fact not planets. I consider this a linguistic catastrophe. Pluto is a dwarf planet, but we are now faced with the absurdity that a dwarf planet is not a planet. Is a human dwarf not a human?''

Of course you could reason that a sea cow not is a cow, that a guinea pig not is a pig (nor is it from Guinea), or that a sea lion not is a lion, and that a sea horse not is a horse. But I think we are able to recognize that, say, sea lion and sea cow are not compositionally typical hyponyms, because we know that actual lions and cows not are sea creatures. Thus we have sufficient knowledge to interpret those compounds metaphorically. Except, perhaps, for Jessica Simpson, who was notoriously stumped by "Chicken of the Sea", and listen to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9MA1rDxaq88.

In this case, as Shakespeare said, "the fault is not in our stars but in ourselves". The IAU decision, made in a highly political context on the last day of its conference, with a very small minority of members even taking part in the vote, tells us more about old-fashioned human weaknesses than it does about the outer solar system.

Even if Pluto's temporary fall from grace had some lost in space, Pluto is today considered to be a planet again.

For a while Pluto was down but yet not out.

"Et mors et infernus missi sunt in stagnum ignis. Haec mors secunda est, stagnum ignis", Revelation 20:14.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Why Use Latin?

The rector magnificus, Prof. Dr. Göran Bexell, of the University of Lund, in Sweden, has decided to cancel the professor in Greek, and thus in reality to close down the Department in Classics.

Well, there are old Universities in Sweden, but ...ehh.. well, maybe soon no more Departments in Classics....

Si fractum non sit, noli id reficere. In English: If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

The use of Latin is an indispensable condition for a proper relationship between modernity and antiquity, for dialogue among different cultures, and for reaffirming the identity of the human race. Sing Hallelujah, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nY_g8eCvkp8.

The use of Latin makes sense. Why should an international group composed of for example Italians, Hungarians, Vietnamese and North Africans - who have no language in common - be expected to use English?

One of the reasons why Latin more and more will replace English internationally, and become the accepted international language of communication, has to do with that everybody used to learn English as a second language. Latin on the other hand must be given a first priority above our national languages. Even Madonna sings that we not should go for the second best, and watch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMt53HYkfY8.

Before WW2 almost everybody had knowledge of or spoke German. The result of the politics of Adolf Hitler made the German language unwanted and unimportant outside of Germany, see the parody http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEfWFwOoW40.

If the coming Antichrist is a native English speaker, he will likewise render the English language completely impossible to use in the international arena. But Jesus is our Candyman, watch
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TsNOhBWkFA.

Therefore there is no other possible or practical solution than to encourage others to learn Latin, and to hear what is the mother tongue of Christianity.

Pope Benedict XVI has taken the correct and blessed step to encourage the knowledge and the use of Mass prayers in Latin, see http://www.yleradio1.fi/nuntii/id10317.shtml.

All different languages are important and should be respected, see Mark 16:17, and this is true especially for Hebrew, Greek, and Latin, see John 19:20, and read http://ephemeris.alcuinus.net/.

There can however only be one number one language, and this is prophesied to be Latin, see for example Genesis 27:22, Isaiah 19:25, Daniel 11:41, Obadiah 1:6, Zephaniah 3:9, and Romans 16:20.

The long and wide use of Latin for scholarly and literary purposes has left its influence on all the European languages, both in the West and in the East. The modern languages has absorbed thousands of Latin words of all kind, but especially in the field of science. Here it can be reminded that English, whose vocabulary consiststs of up to 2/3 of Latin words, is a real champion amongst them, and listen to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9CRGdSo2_M.

"Vos enim imitatores facti estis, fratres, ecclesiarum Dei, quae sunt in Iudaea in Christo Iesu; quia eadem passi estis et vos a contribulibus vestris, sicut et ipsi a Iudaeis, qui et Dominum occiderunt Iesum et prophetas et nos persecuti sunt et Deo non placent et omnibus hominibus adversantur, prohibentes nos gentibus loqui, ut salvae fiant, ut impleant peccata sua semper. Pervenit autem ira Dei super illos usque in finem", 1 Thessalonians 2:14 - 16.

Sunday, May 06, 2007

France Elects Nicolas Sarkozy New President

Vive Nicolas Sarkozy - Vive La France!

Nicolas Sarkozy will replace Jacques Chirac on May 16 as French President.

This is good for freedom and democracy in the world.

Sarkozy understands that riches are a consequence of righteousness.

The Bible lists quite a few righteous men who were rich. Their riches were because of their faith and righteousness. And this is especially true when it comes to the wealth of a nation as a whole.

The new French President understands "The name of the game", see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIETc5GiNNc.

Old Europe is changing its policy slowly, but wisely. Myself I am a Swedish citizen, and I live in Belgium since the year 2000, from where I watch what happens in France with great interest and quite closely.

The way of Northern Europe, Sweden included, has in recent years been to get rid of unnecessary taxes, like the former taxes on fortune, gifts, and heritage.

Now the pace of getting rid of high taxes in Europe as a whole must increase until all that is left is a 10 percent income tax in the European Union as a whole.

In the millennial kingdom, see Revelation 20:4, the Levites will be the tax collectors, and since tax collecting and tax management belong to their religious office, this will mean that tax money in the future not will be spent on unnecessary wars or statelike bureaucracy, see Hebrews 7:5.

The New Testament deals with government, policy and taxes, and should be followed in this respect, because this is a question of liberty, freedom and democracy.

Unemployment, social unrest, and inequalities have all their roots in unjust and high taxes.

Today it is far too easy for leaders of great nations, who collect billions upon billions from the tax payers, to squander tax money on things other than for the disabled, the children, and the elderly.

Belgium, and the Belgian people, consists basically of what originally was the lost Israeli tribe of Benjamin, whereas the French people is a mixture of the ancient Israeli tribe Zebulun and of Greeks and of Romans.

Concerning the ten lost tribes of Israel we already know that the Scandinavian countries have their ancestors in Naphtali, Asher, and Dan. Finland and the Finnish people can of course be traced back to the tribe of Issachar.

The European support for the state of Israel is therefore a natural thing and will of course stay passionately solid.

The voter turnout in France was about 85 percent. With 85% of the French electorate voting France shows that the French democracy indeed is very living and clear in France.

In many countries today less than 50% of the electorate actually votes. Here in Belgium everyone vote of course, since this is an obligation severely sanctioned by Belgian law, since not many here in Belgium, unlike from France, would go and vote if this was not the case. Myself, I am critical to this practice, because since everyone in Belgium have to vote the politicians here do not have to work as hard as politicians in the US, in France or in Sweden for example to get votes. And this is very dangerous for a living democracy in the longer term.

With Nicolas Sarkozy as French President there will be change and there is now hope for a Mediterranean Union from Europe to Asia and Africa. Social, religious, and democratic progress will also have a chance to gain terrain far beyond its present frontiers. Social policy and the welfare state will thus continue to progress in a responsible way.

Today the New Testament human rights have won a large victory in France and in Europe.

Tonight there is music, singing, and dancing in France, and listen to Nadiya in "Comme Un Rock", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qk7aGrhdNeE.

"Qui autem perspexerit in lege perfecta libertatis et permanserit, non auditor obliviosus factus sed factor operis, hic beatus in facto suo erit", James 1:25.

Saturday, May 05, 2007

The New Testament Has All The Answers

It was for freedom that Christ set us free, see Galatians 5:1.

Jesus bore our pride in His body, compare with 1 Peter 2:24, and listen to BWO, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKmoT6ng02Q.

Jesus Christ is superior to prophets, angels, and priests. He made Himself our High Priest, so that we all can become priests with our own access to the Father. Jesus is our High Priest, see Hebrews 1:3, and Hebrews 5:1 - 10: "And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him", see Hebrews 5:9.

Jesus is "the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature", see Colossians 1:15.

In the New Testament we read in the book of Revelation: "Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand", see Revelation 1:3. Jesus wants us to read the New Testament so much that it has a blessing in store for those who read it.

There will always be torment. We presently live in an era where good people are tormented. But this will soon change. Matthew 8:29 speaks about demons: "And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? Art thou come hither to torment us before the time?".

Now Jesus is our best friend, see John 15:15, and listen to Lorie in "Ma meilleure amie", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpXjT2JJ4zc&mode=related&search=.

God is worthy of worship because he is the Creator, compare with Hebrews 1:2, 3 and 10.
The New Testament teaches that Jesus is the Creator, see John 1:3, 10, and Revelation 1:18, and 3:14.
Therefore, Jesus is worthy of the worship due to God, see Revelation 4:11.

By distinguishing Christ from every creature and picturing Him as receiving the very worship of all creation the New Testament has managed to clearly present the risen Lord Jesus as the very Creator and not as a mere creature! Watch Mylene Farmer in "Innamoramento", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33gdN9r4Mfo&mode=related&search=.

"For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God", see Ephesians 2:8.

"Beatus, qui legit et qui audiunt verba prophetiae et servant ea, quae in ea scripta sunt; tempus enim prope est", Revelation 1:3.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Who Is The Greatest In The Kingdom Of Heaven?

"In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes: even so, Father; for so it seemed good in thy sight", see Luke 10:21.

When the Lord God gave the gift of the Holy Spirit to us, He revealed His own life and His divine status to us as the apostle Paul said, "But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God", see 1 Corinthians 2:10.

Here we can agree with Nolwenn's words "Ohwo", and watch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1yd5JoKdf0.

Jesus said: "All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him", see Matthew 11:27.

Jesus reveals His secrets to those who just like little children have a pure heart, see Matthew 5:8, and search for the truth, see John 8:32. And Christ says furthermore: "Whosoever shall receive one of such children in my name, receiveth me: and whosoever shall receive me, receiveth not me, but him that sent me", see Mark 9:37.

And now abideth faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love, see 1 Corinthians 13:13, because "God is love", see 1 John 4:16, and listen to Clemence and Johnny Hallyday, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikSbgw_YFao.

"Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world", see 1 John 4:4.

When one of Jesus' disciples asked Him: "Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?", see Matthew 18:1, "Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them", see Matthew 18:2.

Then the Lord explained that to enter the kingdom of heaven we must "become as little children", see Matthew 18:3. Jesus is not telling us to return to our physical childhood, or to take on a childish or immature demeanor. But He is recommending that we take on the pure, innocent childlike qualities that are native to our true spiritual selves, see Matthew 18:4. This is why the Kingdom of Heaven is a perfect world. Listen to "Un Monde Parfait" by Ilona, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c69PQp-GO2w.

Accordingly Jesus said: "Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven", see Matthew 18:10.

"Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord", see 1 Corinthians 15:58. Stand therefore firm against evil and abound in service for Jesus Christ, for the Lord lives and will come again and reward all His labourers.

The classic "spiritual warfare" text appears in the New Testament book of Ephesians 6:10 - 18, and if we endure we will also reign with Christ, compare with 2 Timothy 2:12 and Revelation 22:5.

The devil is like a roaring lion, see 1 Peter 5:8, but when you take the shield of faith, you will be able to quench all the flaming arrows of the wicked, see Ephesians 6:16.

"Resist the devil, and he will flee from you", see James 4:7, and listen to Nadiya, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAdM7xOiMKg.

"And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be", see Revelation 22:12. Compare also with 2 Corinthians 5:10.

In the Kingdom of Heaven, there is music and singing and dancing, compare with Revelation 15:3, and watch and listen to "Paris Latino", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItxKVQz4_oQ.

"Et haec est fiducia, quam habemus ad eum, quia si quid petierimus secundum voluntatem eius, audit nos", 1 John 5:14.