Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Doomsday Draws Near!

Ubi concordia, ibi victoria. (Publilius Syrus)

We know that thermal expansion of the oceans will cause the seas to rise.

The Andromeda Galaxy heads relentlessly towards our Galaxy - the Milky Way - with a speed of 430 000 km/h. In 2 billion years these Galaxies will collide, see http://www.cfa.harvard.edu/~tcox/localgroup/.

Ultimately, due to gravitation, the Andromeda Galaxy will fusion with the Milky Way, and form a new Galaxy - Milkomeda! Listen to Céline Dion in "D'Amour Ou D'Amitié", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yM7VibC_tpc.

We know also that the Sun in a distant future will devour the Earth, see 2 Peter 3:11 - 12, and watch "Le Roi Soleil", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQpiDn765wY&NR=1.

But love is the essence of life - amor est vitae essentia - because "God is love", see 1 John 4:16, and listen to "Aimer" by Romeo et Juliette, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kL8qeWLoI8A.

However, there is a more immediate and serious threat to the Earth - Asteroids - and compare with Revelation 8:8 - 12.

The Earth has already experienced collisions with Asteroids. The Yucatan was for example hit by a giant Asteroid, and watch Nomads in "Yakalelo", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ga2-CXYeNU.

An Asteriod with a diameter of "only" 140 meters could actually wipe out all life on a territory equivalent to that of France.

We can see craters of 150 Asteroid impacts on our planet, see http://www.solarviews.com/eng/tercrate.htm.

We do not know where, or when, the next Asteroid will hit our planet, but an Asteroid will, without doubt, hit our planet with great impact soon again.

NASA has got the amount of 4.1 million dollars to find and trace Asteroids - the equivalent of a few days of war in Iraq - but it allows only for the study of objects of more than 1 km in diameter.

Mark Twain said: Noise proves nothing. Often a hen who has merely laid an egg cackles as if she had laid an Asteroid, and watch Mylene Farmer in "California", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BfL0m6bxTI.

There are more than 20 000 Asteroids - bigger than 140 meters in diameter - which regularly intersect the orbit of the Earth.

Smaller Asteroids, or Meteorites, which "only" have a diameter of 50 meters, can also create great devastation, and these Near Earth Objects hit our planet almost every century. Watch Lorie in "J'ai Besoin D'Amour", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_PQq8Wj8Mc.

At 7:17 AM on the morning of June 30, 1908, a mysterious explosion occurred in the skies over Tunguska in Siberia. It was caused by the impact and breakup of a large Meteorite, at an altitude of roughly six kilometers.

Recent scientific studies, by Meteorite researcher Christopher Chyba, have estimated that this mysterious explosion, was caused by a stony Meteorite, about 30 meters in diameter, traveling at about 15 km/s.

The Tunguska Meteorite had an explosive energy of roughly 60 A-bombs, or 500 KT of TNT, and it destroyed 2000 square kilometers of Russian forest.

1980 the average industrial leader in the U.S. earned 42 times more than the average worker. By the year 2005 the average industrial leader in the U.S. made 411 times more than the average employee.

Peak Oil is causing the petrodollar warfare, and it threatens to disintegrate the American democracy into dictatorship and global imperialism; compare with http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid932411100.

But the only sure prediction we can do about the future is that the Earth will be hit by an Asteroid. And this is for certain a scientific fact!

Jesus said: "And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken", see Luke 21:25 - 26.

After that, Jesus said: "And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory", see Luke 21:27.

For the first time man now has the ability to track smaller Asteroids that could wreak enormous destruction on our planet. This is bringing increasing anxiety about threats from the heavens not known before.

This is exactly what Jesus predicted would happen in the last days before His return, and compare with His words: "Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven", see Hebrews 12:26.

The prophetic signs of Christ's soon coming just keep multiplying. Are You ready to meet Him?

"Et quintus angelus tuba cecinit. Et vidi stellam de caelo cecidisse in terram, et data est illi clavis putei abyssi", Revelation 9:1.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

America's Christian Heritage In Washington Has Banished God

Laus Deo.

The National Park Service has banished God from a key display of America's Christian heritage in Washington.

A California pastor who regularly leads teams of visitors to see markers of the nation's religious history wants God restored.

The reference is an engraving of "LAUS DEO", which is Latin for "Praise be to God", and is on the east side of the 100-ounce aluminum cap of the Washington Monument, see http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=58349.

We live in the prelude to what popularly is called the seventh day.

This means that a new superpower will emerge among the nations - Israel, as well as a new lingua franca - Latin.

Nostradamus prophesied that a man called by a barbaric name would speak to a great people - the Americans - in words and deeds, and would have more fame and renown than any other man.

This will of course affect New Atlantis - America - and listen to Donna Summer in "Hot Stuff", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27-TM3q5-Cc.

The Book of Revelation speaks of seven kings: "five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space. And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition", see Revelation 17:10 - 11.

The eighth and last Kingdom is the revived first Empire, Atlantis, and its King is the reincarnated Lucifer, the Antichrist mentioned in Revelation 17:11.

The seven Empires and its Kings who are fallen are: Atlantis - Lucifer, Egypt - Akhenaton, Babylon - Nebuchadnezzar, Assyria - Sennacherib, Greece - Alexander the Great, The Roman Empire - Nero, and The Third Reich - Adolf Hitler.

The Antichrist is thus preceded by 7 kings or rulers. He will be the 8th king. He will also be of the 7, see Revelation 17:11. He will not be raised from the dead, because he "goeth into perdition", but he will have the same nationality as the ruler before him.

"Submit yourselves therefore to God"; watch Rihanna in "Umbrella", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4X7eFbP3u4.

"Resist the devil, and he will flee from you", see James 4:7, and compare with Romans 16:20.

Now, Elijah, see http://www.two-olive-trees.org/, thinks that the Antichrist is Prince Charles, forgetting that the name of the Prince's home country neither starts with the 1st letter of the alphabet - A, nor the last and 29th - Ö.

Therefore we must do everything possible to support the Latin language and the Nation of Israel, because they are one and the same, and compare with Genesis 27:22.

But as many as received Jesus, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name, see John 1:12, and listen to Dionne Warwick in "Heartbreaker", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZIE6K5_HkI.

Of the powerful beast it is said: "who is able to make war with him?", see Revelation 13:4, and the number of the beast "is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six", see Revelation 13:18.

Both the American space shuttle Columbia, and the former Russian space station Mir burned the sky at their descent.

Columbia, the dove, is the universal symbol of peace, and just like the burning Mir - peace in Russian - the violent end of Columbia signified the end of peace, compare with Revelation 8:1.

"For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape", see 1 Thessalonians 5:3.

The book of Revelation, as well as the book of Daniel, forebade the king of fierce countenance, who understands dark sentences, and "whose look was more stout than his fellows", see Daniel 7:20.

As a foreigner he will be different from the previous ones, and the whole earth will be amazed and follow after the beast. Because he is cunning, he will succeed in his deceitful ways, and will magnify himself in his heart. According to his will he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak marvellous things against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished: for that that is determined shall be done.

He will try to change times and laws, and wear out the Saints, and scatter the power of the holy people, and destroy the mighty and the holy people.

He shall destroy wonderfully, and he shall prosper, and his leadership will among other things bring about the termination of the United States as we know it.

"When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains: Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house: Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes. And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days! But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day: For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened", see Matthew 24:15 - 22.

"Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour", see 1 Peter 5:8.

"Sed in his omnibus superamus propter eum, qui dilexit nos", Romans 8:37.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Rabbis Are Blessing The World Atop The Temple Mount

O quanta qualia sunt illa sabbata, quae semper celebret superna curia! (Petrus Abelardus)

A group of Israeli rabbis visiting Jerusalem's Temple Mount last week publicly recited the Priestly Blessing, see Numbers 6:24 - 26.

This was the first time since the Roman destruction of the Second Temple that descendants of Israel's priestly caste had recited the Priestly Blessing on the holy hill, see http://temple-mount-news.newslib.com/story/4220-2934112/.

The Romans destroyed the Second Temple because "it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated", see Romans 9:13.

"Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh", see Matthew 24:32.

Since the Temple Mount is the single holiest place in the world for Jews, and since it is the city of our great God Jesus, see Matthew 5:35, we can expect the Temple of God to be rebuilt very soon, see Revelation 11:1, thus preparing the way for the Second Coming of Christ.

It took Haggai and Zechariah to challenge the Jewish leaders of their day to quit making excuses and build the Temple. In our day we have the Two Witnesses, who want Christ to also be invited at home, see Revelation 11:3 - 14, and compare with http://www.two-olive-trees.org/.

"Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?", see Luke 18:8, and listen to Lisa Ekdahl in "Vem Vet", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edcc3hopnH4.

"Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up", see John 2:19, and listen to Barbra Streisand in "Memory", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWf8D3jysjI.

Jews now returning to the Temple Mount to pray is clear proof that the Israelis now begin to understand that the Lord God in fact has given them every inch of their land.

The Third Temple of God on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem will be built and will be a house of prayer for all peoples, and watch Jennifer Lopez in "Do It Well", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XMng0vCVog.

"Now if the fall of them be the riches of the world, and the diminishing of them the riches of the Gentiles; how much more their fulness?", see Romans 11:12.

Only believe, and listen to Bo Kaspers Orkester in "Undantag", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epQkteF7KRg.

"For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit", see 1 Peter 3:18.

"And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh", see Luke 21:28, and listen to Koxie in "Garcon", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGkBa3CKfgo.

"Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven", see Matthew 5:14 - 16.

"Iterum ergo locutus est eis Iesus dicens: "Ego sum lux mundi; qui sequitur me, non ambulabit in tenebris, sed habebit lucem vitae", see John 8:12.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Why Was God Manifest In The Flesh?

Quae rerum natura prohibentur, nulla lege confirmata sunt. (Corpus Iuris Civilis)

There are many reasons why God was manifest in the flesh, see 1 Timothy 3:16.

The astronomers know that a huge Asteroid will plunge our planet Earth into a nuclear winter within 500 000 years, before the Andromeda Galaxy collides with the Milky Way, which can throw our solar system out of our Galaxy, before the Sun swallows up the Earth.

Jesus' birth and life on this Earth were to enable people to understand God, and for us to appreciate His works, and watch Olivia Newton John & ELO in Xanadu, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7m1UWSD-FaA.

"And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the Son of David: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest", see Matthew 21:9.

"But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us", see Romans 5:8, compare with 1 John 3:16, and listen to Gilbert O'Sullivan in "Alone Again", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_P-v1BVQn8.

Christ came that we might have life, and have it more abundantly, see John 10:10. Jesus is the "firstborn from the dead", see Colossians 1:18.

The dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed, see 1 Corinthians 15:52, because "the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord", see Romans 6:23.

Right from the beginning Jesus Christ was appointed to be our Saviour and King, because God promised that all nations of the Earth would be blessed in Abraham's family, see Galatians 3:8.

Now, the King of the world is descended from King David, see Luke 1:32, and Christ has been given the Throne of his father David. Of His kingdom there will be no end, see Luke 1:33.

This Eternal King would die, but would not remain dead, see Psalm 16:10, and compare with 1 Corinthians 15:3 - 4; listen to The Communards in "I Never Can Say Goodbye", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdi3tEYsgJI.

At the return of the Lord God the desert will blossom and human sickness will be cured, see Isaiah chapter 35, and compare with Revelation 22:2, 17.

The world will be governed by the Lord God Jesus from Jerusalem, see Isaiah 2:2 - 5, as it is written: "After this I will return, and will build again the tabernacle of David, which is fallen down; and I will build again the ruins thereof, and I will set it up", see Acts 15:16, compare with Revelation 11:1- 2, and watch Sheena Easton in "For Your Eyes Only", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BOWrm4xzQ0.

Christ's death and resurrection have opened the way to heaven and to life with God forever - for all who put their trust in Him and His great sacrifice on our behalf, compare with 1 John 3:16.

This is why we must "go into all the world and preach the gospel to the whole creation", see Mark 16:15.

In the New Testament God even calls and uses women as preachers. The command to "preach the gospel" is thus to both male and female, and see http://ohlundonline.blogspot.com/2007/02/should-women-be-allowed-to-preach.html; watch The Pussycat Dolls in "Buttons", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lad9PVjKwOE.

"Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy", see 1 Peter 1:16.

"Pacem sequimini cum omnibus et sanctimoniam, sine qua nemo videbit Dominum", Hebrews 12:14.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Why Is Jerusalem Important?

Paucos servitus, plures servitutem tenent. (Seneca)

Rabbis urge: "Save Jerusalem!", see http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=58169.

A group of hundreds of prominent Israeli rabbis have called on Jews worldwide to speak out against what rabbinic leaders called the "crime of dividing Jerusalem as proposed by the current Israeli government".

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has hinted he would be willing to divide Jerusalem, and watch Sister Sledge in "We Are Family", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJ2L4iPvdIk.

I perceive that freedom from darkness and slavery not has been accomplished yet.

Rabbi David Drukman, the rabbinic leader of the Kiryat Motzkin Israeli community comments: "It pains us to see that there is no public outcry against this; everyone is complacent".

It is true that Jerusalem is Holy to the three great faiths of the world. But for the Jewish people Jerusalem is their only Holy city. We have Rome and New Rome - Constantinople. And the Muslims have Mecca and Medina.

Jerusalem is the city of our Lord God and Great King Jesus Christ, see Matthew 5:35 - and Christ is the King of the Jews, see John 19:19.

Therefore Jerusalem must not be divided, but must be the undivided capital of Israel, and compare with Joel 3:2, and listen to Peter Gabriel in "Sledgehammer", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqyc37aOqT0.

Deuteronomy 12:5 states: "But unto the place which the LORD your God shall choose out of all your tribes to put his name there, even unto his habitation shall ye seek, and thither thou shalt come".

In our time we have the Book of Revelation revealed: "And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy", see Revelation 13:1.

The ancient kingdom of Atlantis was also divided among its ten kings; compare with http://homepage.mac.com/cparada/GML/Atlantis.html and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlantis.

The Book of Revelation speaks of seven kings: "five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space. And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition. And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast", see Revelation 17:10 - 12.

The seven Empires and its Kings who are fallen are: Atlantis - Lucifer, Egypt - Akhenaton, Babylon - Nebuchadnezzar, Assyria - Sennacherib, Greece - Alexander the Great, The Roman Empire - Nero, and The Third Reich - Adolf Hitler.

The eighth and last Kingdom is the revived first Empire, Atlantis - and its King is the reincarnated Lucifer, the Antichrist mentioned in Revelation 17:11.

The true purpose of the Antichrist will be to seek out Jerusalem and its Temple, see Revelation 11:1 - 2, and then claim its Throne, see 2 Thessalonians 2:3 - 4, and compare with Matthew 24:15.

In Isaiah 14:12 we read concerning Lucifer, the King of Atlantis: "How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!" Listen to Abba in "Waterloo", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjt7eU88xUA.

Christ said: "I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven", see Luke 10:18, and compare with John 12:31 and Revelation 12:9.

Mystery Babylon is the New Atlantis, see Revelation 17:5, and watch Sarah Brightman in "Starship Trooper", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlCh1s23_Zw.

In Isaiah 14:31 we read: "Howl, O gate; cry, O city; thou, whole Palestina, art dissolved: for there shall come from the north a smoke, and none shall be alone in his appointed times".

If God would be everywhere, He would be nowhere, and would accordingly not exist. This is one of the reasons why we have free will, and why power is given unto us from above, compare with John 19:11, and watch Jessica Folcker in "Tell Me What You Like", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3GEKvxW9zE.

But God exists and Jerusalem is His City. Therefore Jerusalem belongs to the Jewish people.

It is interesting to witness, that the American administration - as well as all the other world governments - spend much time and money on religious affairs, and on the future of Jerusalem and of Israel.

We, who are not Jews, but believe in Jesus Christ, should speak up and support the Jewish people in its claim to have Jerusalem as its undivided capital.

Anyway, when Christ returns to Jerusalem, Israel will be a superpower, and Latin will be the new lingua franca of the world.

"Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world", see Matthew 25:34.

"Cum autem venerit Filius hominis in maiestate sua, et omnes angeli cum eo, tunc sedebit super thronum maiestatis suae", Matthew 25:31.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Polar Reversal: We Have Only A Few Years Left

Cum odio sui coepit veritas. Simulatque apparuit, inimica est. (Tertullian)

Our civilization has only a few years left before the coming pole shift. The Earth will actually tilt on its axis.

When the next polar reversal will take place on Earth, the North Pole will be changed into the South Pole.

Scientifically this can be explained by the fact that the Earth will start rotating in the opposite direction, together with a huge disaster of unknown proportions.

The whole Earth will heat up from the core up - and allowing the Earth to wobble - until the whole Earth turns upside down as the poles shift.

"And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new", see Revelation 21:5.

Thus we know that the former things on the Earth not will be remembered, see http://www.atlantispublishing.com/toolate/Reversal/reversal.html.

When Christ speaks of the "great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be", see Matthew 24:21, Jesus actually speaks of both flooding, see Luke 17:26 - 27, and of fire and brimstone, see Luke 17:28 - 30.

In Revelation 16:8 - 9 we can also read of the coming scorching heat that will be poured out on our planet.

The result of the Great Tribulation will be "a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea", see Revelation 21:1.

What the New Testament warns us over is something much more important than a minor climate change, a sea level rise of a few meters, or a war in distant Iraq, see Matthew 24:7 - 8, and 2 Peter 3:10 - 13. Compare with Al Gore, the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, see http://apnews.myway.com/article/20071012/D8S7KOB82.html.

Already the Maya and the Old Egyptians knew the secret that the Earth will be subjected to total destruction.

Despite the fact that a huge amount of people, animals and plants will die due to the polar reversal, life will continue to exist on our planet, and compare with Isaiah 13:12 and Ephesians 3:21.

In Jesus Christ God took on our human nature to warn us about this coming disaster, see John 10:10 and 1 Timothy 3:16.

Humanity is already confronting climate change, sea level rise, and global warming. Peak Oil and more wars are also around the corner.

But we still haven't heard much of the ultimate disaster: The Pole Shift!

A polar reversal will thus take place on Earth. This also explains certain New Testament verses such as Matthew 24:29, Luke 17:31, 21:11, 21:25, Acts 2:20, Hebrews 12:26 - 27, and Revelation 6:14 - 17, and 16:18, 20.

When can we expect a reversal of the poles? In what way will this happen? And what will the consequences be?

These are some of the questions we will have to pray about, and compare with http://www.nasca.org.uk/Strange_relics_/reversal/reversal.html.

"Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee", see Hebrews 13:5.

Our civilization as we know it has probably only 10 - 12 years left. One thing is certain, the polar reversal will happen within this generation, and compare with Matthew 24:34.

One key problem is the magnetic field of the Earth. We know that the day before, the day of, and the day after the full moon there is usually an increase in murders, rape, and other serious crimes, because the moon causes a bubble on the magnetic field.

As the polar reversal approaches people will start to go crazy emotionally, and economical and social structures on our planet will break down, compare with 2 Timothy 3:1.

"For we know in part, and we prophesy in part. But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away. When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things. For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known", see 1 Corinthians 13:9 - 12.

With the Lord's help we will be producing a different planet. Nothing will be remembered of this current world we live in, and compare with Revelation 22:11 - 15.

The devil knows this also, and therefore he is mad "having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time", see Revelation 12:12.

"Neque fures neque avari, non ebriosi, non maledici, non rapaces regnum Dei possidebunt", 1 Corinthians 6:10.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Will The Pope Buy His Own Football Club?

Nil sine magno vita labore dedit mortalibus. (Horace)

A senior Roman Catholic Cardinal says he hopes the Vatican may one day field a football team good enough to compete with Italy's top sides, see http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/6190379.stm.

Recently it has been reported that the Vatican buys lower-division Ancona, see http://www.news24.com/News24/Sport/Soccer/0,,2-9-840_2195233,00.html.

Has the Vatican pledged to clean up Italian football after buying its own club? See http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/10/04/wvatican104.xml.

It has been said that the players of Italian third division side Ancona now will most likely think twice before misbehaving on the pitch, after the club was bought by the Vatican. "It is a way to moralize football, to bring some ethics to a sector that is going through a deep crisis of values", said Ancona Archbishop Edoardo Menichelli, who recently played a benefit game against an Italian national team of singers.

One question has been if the "Hand of God" will feature in the Vatican team.

Fans will also be forbidden from taunting and insulting the opposition. Sounds fun eh… Andrea Staffolani, a 24-year-old striker, actually welcomed the new move. He said: "We have not been told all the details about the new ethical code, but we like what we have read so far. For example, the idea that if we get sent off we have to do voluntary work".

In a new declaration, Holy See Press Office Director Fr. Federico Lombardi S.J. denied recent reports that the Vatican or the Italian Episcopal Conference have bought the Italian football team Ancona, which plays in the third division. The Holy See Press Office Director went on: "The Church must not be attributed with responsibilities she does not have, although she may view positively the commitment of lay Catholics in various fields, including that of sports", see http://www.ewtn.com/vnews/getstory.asp?number=82707.

Members of the Ancona football club will participate in tomorrow's general audience in St. Peter's Square but this, Fr. Lombardi made clear, does not mean "that the Pope has sponsored or taken responsibility for the working of the team".

Fr. Lombardi declared: "There are initiatives which have positive and commendable aims and, if the declared intentions can be effectively achieved, this is certainly a good thing", he said adding, however, that this does not mean that this is an initiative of the Vatican.

Maybe it is about time we get a football club, free from racism, hooliganism, swearing, drugs, and drinking, which will have a code of conduct for players and fans to follow.

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

"Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree", see Galatians 3:13.

The New Testament has much to say also in other places about Christian freedom, see for example Romans 8:21, 2 Corinthians 3:17, James 1:25, and 1 Peter 2:16.

On one instance Paul tells Timothy that Christians may eat all kinds of food, see 1 Timothy 4:1 - 3, and compare with Genesis 9:2 - 3. God made the food. We eat it and we thank our Lord God Jesus for it, compare with Romans 14:17.

The apostle Paul recognized the importance of physical activity to good health, see 1 Timothy 4:8.

"Nam corporalis exercitatio ad modicum utilis est, pietas autem ad omnia utilis est promissionem habens vitae, quae nunc est, et futurae", 1 Timothy 4:8.

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Whom Does God Accept?

Quod bonum, faustum, felix fortunatumque sit! (Cicero)

Grace does not come as the result of works. The only way sinners can ever be accepted with God is in Christ, compare with Ephesians 1:6.

No one will ever seek the Lord God in vain, but all people need God's saving grace, and compare with Romans 3:23.

"God is no respecter of persons", see Acts 10:34, but all who are saved must come to God the same way - by faith in Jesus Christ, see John 14:6 and Acts 4:12, because He "is Lord of all", see Acts 10:36.

"Fear not: believe only", see Luke 8:50, and listen to Nick Borgen in "We Are All The Winners", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvD4K6IqXgM.

"Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage. For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham", see Hebrews 2:14 - 16.

Every vine has its roots. God gives light and withholds light, gives grace and withholds grace, without regard to man's person, compare with Romans 2:11, and listen to Jamelia in "Superstar", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2wmrbsDg9A.

All men are under the same law, the "perfect law of liberty", see James 1: 25.

"But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile", see Romans 2:10.

This means that all men will be judged by the standard of God's word compared to how they lived and accepted or rejected God's grace in this life, see John 12:48.

"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.

The Kingdom of the Antichrist is about to be filled with darkness, see Revelation 16:10, and this includes the seat and throne of the beast. Compare also with Revelation 2:13, and watch the Israeli song "Hallelujah", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTi2KwixNjg.

"Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand", see Philippians 4:5.

There are many erroneous suggestions concerning who the Antichrist might be, and compare with http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0LhfUJq9jk.

Some even say that the European Union is the Kingdom of the Antichrist, thus forgetting that Europe is the home of the Lost Tribes of Israel, and of the Greeks, and of the Romans and Germans, who successfully are spreading Christianity and Democracy to the world.

The New Testament prophecy concerning the Netherlands and Sweden states: "That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, The land of Zabulon, and the land of Nephthalim, by the way of the sea, beyond Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles; The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up", see Matthew 4:14 - 16, and listen to Abba in "One Of Us", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orO9E7fC0mo&mode=related&search=.

Jesus understands. His words: "Well done, good and faithful servant", see Matthew 25:23, is all that matters. He will reward all those who serve Him, and compare with Matthew 25:46 and John 5:29.

"Spes autem non confundit, quia caritas Dei diffusa est in cordibus nostris per Spiritum Sanctum, qui datus est nobis", Romans 5:5.

Friday, October 05, 2007

The Race Has Already Been Won

Audentis fortuna iuvat. (Virgil)

We are the body of Christ. "There is one body, and one Spirit", see Ephesians 4:4.

Now women are authorized to preach, and the whole creation has seen salvation, compare with Luke 2:30.

"There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus", see Galatians 3:28.

The New Testament is thus breaking down the divisions between people on the basis of race, class, and status, through the Church - and listen to Haddaway in "What Is Love", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjYYd1swTuM.

"Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile", see Romans 2:9.

Ephesians 6:2 states: "Honour thy father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise", compare with Matthew 15:3 - 6, and listen to Mr. T in "Treat Your Mother Right", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_rBidCkJxo.

We should remember that "whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved", see Romans 10:13, and watch Nelly Furtado in "Say It Right", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AO6SnX9s5-w.

"And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold", see Matthew 24:12; listen to David Guetta in "Love Is Gone", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=beGjncfEPt8.

"In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began", see Titus 1:2, the divine message of the New Testament is, according to Revelation 5:9, that all who believe in Jesus Christ, "out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation", will be saved.

"Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house", see Acts 16:31.

Jesus has come to restore, and to be Your provider, compare with John 10:10 and Philippians 4:19. John the Baptist said: "A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven", see John 3:27.

The race has already been won, compare with 1 Corinthians 15:57, but remember that where there is a victor, there is a battle, and listen to Black Box in "Ride on time", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MfwQ3TzojQ.

Where there is a will, there is a way. "If God be for us, who can be against us?", see Romans 8:31.

Avoid presumptions about God’s will, because "we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God", see Acts 14:22.

"Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience", see James 1:3, and watch Loletta Holloway in "Love Sensation", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKEM9HRgBzM&mode=related&search=.

"Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us", see 1 John 3:16.

Those who are wise in their own eyes are in grave danger of spiritual blindness and deception, and compare with Matthew 11:25.

"For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God", see Romans 14:11.

"Quis accusabit adversus electos Dei? Deus, qui iustificat?", Romans 8:33.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

The Holy Trinity And The Two Witnesses

Duces exemplo potius quam imperio praesunt. (Tacitus)

The New Testament makes a clear distinction between on the one hand the Holy Trinity, and on the other hand the Lord and the two witnesses.

The New Testament gives us instruction concerning the roles of both the sacred and of the worldly in our lives, see for example John 17:15.

The New Testament insists that God is One, see Mark 12:29 and John 10:30.

"Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost", see Matthew 28:19, and compare with John 17:6.

The Holy Trinity shows the essence of God: "The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen", see 2 Corinthians 13:14; listen to Charlotte Nilsson's Swedish song "Tusen Och En Natt", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bq1PDWwkSqA.

The closeness of Christ and of the two witnesses are shown throughout the whole Bible, from the Book of Genesis to the Book of Revelation; see for example Genesis 1:26, 3:24, 18:1 - 2, 19:1, Daniel 12:1 - 7, Zechariah 4:14, Luke 24:4, John 20:12, Acts 1:10, Revelation 11:3, and Revelation 22:2; watch Herreys in "Diggiloo Diggiley", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTFec_mrD-c&mode=related&search=.

We have been called to liberty, see Galatians 5:13, and compare with David Letterman talking to Paris Hilton, http://youtube.com/watch?v=ZKSxHYK_wfs.

"Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth", see Matthew 5:5, and listen to yet another Swedish group called Arvingarna, here performing "Eloise", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tb-gUwAgxWc&NR=1.

Our Lord God Jesus was the "firstborn among many brethren", see Romans 8:29.

It is impossible to confine Christianity to spiritual matters alone, because the New Testament contains detailed secular as well as religious injunctions.

Modernization of the world means Westernization of the world, because truly converted Christians are God-Beings in the making, compare with Romans 10:4.

God became man, so man could become God, see Matthew 10:25, John 1:14, and John 10:34 - 35.

Heaven on Earth will be established thanks to Christ, who makes us "partakers of the divine nature", see 2 Peter 1:4.

"Scio opera tua et laborem et patientiam tuam, et quia non potes sustinere malos et temptasti eos, qui se dicunt apostolos et non sunt, et invenisti eos mendaces", Revelation 2:2.