Thursday, July 31, 2008

Russia Wipes California From Its Map

Oportet ergo episcopum inreprehensibilem esse, unius uxoris virum, sobrium, prudentem, ornatum, hospitalem, doctorem. (1 Timothy 3:2)

California will no longer exist on the Russian map, see http://www.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idUSL162155620080731?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews.

Russia's north-western region of Nizhny Novgorod has decided to eliminate the tiny village of California due to the lack of inhabitants, Itar-Tass news agency reported on Thursday.

The village was set up in the 19th century by a Russian landowner as a snub to the government for selling Alaska to the United States in 1867, Tass said.

The once vibrant village has been in decline since the Soviet collapse, with the last of its residents leaving in 2000 to seek better lives elsewhere.

It will now officially cease to exist as a geographical unit, but it was unclear if its buildings, including a school, would also be destroyed.

Thousands of villages, abandoned by people moving to cities, are scattered across Russia, many in ruins but some frozen in time, their wooden huts unchanged for decades.

Today more than half of the world’s 6.7 billion people live in cities.

This development can be followed through the Bible.

In the Old Testament Adam was called to be a farmer, see Genesis 2:15.

But in the New Testament man is called to dwell in the Holy City, see Revelation 21:2, and our citizenship is in heaven, from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself, see Philippians 3:20 - 21.

"But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels", see Hebrews 12:22.

Watch The Simpsons in "The Real Slim Shady", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDd4Ly9cD4c&NR=1.

"Pro Christo ergo legationem fungimur, tamquam Deo exhortante per nos. Obsecramus pro Christo, reconciliamini Deo. Eum, qui non noverat peccatum, pro nobis peccatum fecit, ut nos efficeremur iustitia Dei in ipso", 2 Corinthians 5:20 - 21.

Israeli PM To Resign In September

Scitis enim gratiam Domini nostri Iesu Christi, quoniam propter vos egenus factus est, cum esset dives, ut illius inopia vos divites essetis. (2 Corinthians 8:9)

Facing burgeoning corruption allegations and plummeting popularity, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Wednesday he will resign in September, throwing Israel into political turmoil and raising doubts about prospects for peace with the Palestinians and Syria, see http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080730/ap_on_re_mi_ea/israel_politics.

It is in this physical dimension we sharpen the mental tools.

When the Prophet Elijah The Tishbite, in his madness unjustly criticizes me - see http://www.two-olive-trees.org/ - for only having visited 3 cities on Crete with him some 20 years ago, and not having gone with him to visit 4 cities on Cyprus at that time, it is not because God would no more call me, but precisely the opposite.

God, which is Christ, called me, because He needed me then in Belgium. As for our unfinished testimony, there is a time stipulated for it.

"Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God", see 2 Corinthians 7:1.

There are also some other inaccuracies concerning what Elijah The Tishbite says concerning this, but I will not make any further comments on that right now.

This is not the time to play games with the devil, because Christ has important things, which must be done in this world, like having The Temple built in Jerusalem.

It is of course regrettable to have disappointed God's Prophet back then, but we must always primarily obey our calling and the voice of our Lord God Jesus.

We must always let the Lord God come first, and pray to Him about everything, to be able to do His perfect will.

That the Prophet Elijah himself felt unsecure about the wisdom of traveling to Cyprus back then can also be felt in his words: "It's up to you what you do".

The word of a Prophet is of course important, but remember that even the Apostle Paul said that the Lord always is more important than both Apostles and even Angels, see Galatians 1:8 - 9.

It is said that the righteous shall live by faith, see Romans 1:17, and this is true.

If I say or write something, or Elijah The Tishbite say or write something, pray about it to the Lord God, and let His will always be done in the first place.

Satan has given all men the death penalty, and condemned all humans to die, but through Christ we can choose eternal life, compare with 1 Corinthians 15:21 - 22.

"Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new", see 2 Corinthians 5:17.

Watch Dr Alban in "Sing Hallelujah", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L03JVPaZpyc&feature=related.

"Potens est autem Deus omnem gratiam abundare facere in vobis, ut, in omnibus semper omnem sufficientiam habentes, abundetis in omne opus bonum", 2 Corinthians 9:8.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Christians Demand Removal Of "Satanic"10 Commandments

State et nolite iterum iugo servitutis contineri. (Galatians 5:1)

According to WorldNetDaily, a Christian organization is pressuring the community of Elberton, Ga., to tear down a massive, granite monument that lists an alternative set of Ten Commandments that the organization labels satanic, http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=70792.

"For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth", see Romans 10:4.

The monument, known as the Georgia Guidestones, was built under a cloud of mystery in 1980.

It lists 10 commandments in eight different languages, including a call to establish a new world language, limit human population to 500 million and avoid being a cancer on the Earth, see http://www.thegeorgiaguidestones.com/Message.htm.

"We have atheists and Satanists getting the Bible's Ten Commandments removed from public property", said Mark Dice, spokesman for the group The Resistance, see http://www.theresistancemanifesto.com/, "yet the satanic Georgia Guidestones have stood for decades, and nobody seems to care. Well, we do".

"But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed", see James 1:25.

Comparing the monument's command to "maintain humanity under 500 million in perpetual balance with nature" with an estimated world population of over 6 billion, Dice told WND, "Regardless of anyone's religion, I think they would find it objectionable that there's this monument that calls for the elimination of over 90 percent of the world's population".

The 19-foot tall, 237.746-pound monument, sometimes referred to as "American Stonehenge", consists of four granite tablets, each 16 feet high, over 6 feet wide, and 1 foot, 7 inches thick radiating out from a central "Gnomen Stone" and crowned with a capstone that weighs nearly 25.000 pounds by itself.

Sandblasted into the tablets are over 4.000 characters that list the 10 commandments in eight languages: English, Russian, Hebrew, Arabic, Hindi, Chinese, Spanish and Swahili.

The commandments themselves are as follows:

Maintain humanity under 500.000.000 in perpetual balance with nature.

Guide reproduction wisely - improving fitness and diversity.

Unite humanity with a living new language.

Rule passion - faith - tradition - and all things with tempered reason.

Protect people and nations with fair laws and just courts.

Let all nations rule internally resolving external disputes in a world court.

Avoid petty laws and useless officials.

Balance personal rights with social duties.

Prize truth - beauty - love - seeking harmony with the infinite.

Be not a cancer on the Earth - leave room for nature - leave room for nature.

Set flush in the soil several feet from the monument is an explanatory stone that says: "Let these be guidestones to an age of reason".

But Christ has "abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace", see Ephesians 2:15.

"If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed", see John 8:36.

"Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross", see Colossians 2:14.

Listen to Ofra Haza in "Yerushalayim Shel Zahav", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRijgRZmqvI&feature=related.

"Vos enim in libertatem vocati estis, fratres", Galatians 5:13.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Closer Relations Between Lutherans And Anglicans After Women Bishops Vote

Omnis, qui credit quoniam Iesus est Christus ex Deo natus est, et omnis qui diligit eum qui genuit diligit eum qui natus est ex eo. (1 John 5:1)

The Lutheran World Federation, LWF, has welcomed this month’s decision by the Church of England General Synod to reaffirm its support for women Bishops, see http://www.christiantoday.com/article/lutherans.see.stronger.ties.with.anglicans.after.women.bishops.vote/20924.htm.

In a statement, the LWF General Secretary Rev Dr Ishmael Noko said the vote had immediately opened the way for stronger ecumenical ties between Lutheran and Anglican Churches and "the fuller recognition and celebration of the gifts of women called to ministry".

He spoke positively of the experience of Lutheran Churches with women Bishops, since the first consecrations in 1992.

It was, he said, "already clear that the leadership of women in all the roles of ordained ministry has been a blessing to those Churches which have experienced it".

Dr Noko went on to state that women Bishops in the Church of England would "bring gifts of leadership for the enrichment of the entire Anglican Communion".

He said that the vote had removed an "obstacle" to deeper relations among the Porvoo Communion of Nordic and Baltic Lutheran Churches and Anglican Churches in Britain and Ireland.

"The Porvoo Communion is an inspiration for relations between Lutherans and Anglicans in many places around the globe, and we are very pleased that this obstacle to the fullness of its life in communion can now be removed", he said.

This brilliant decision by the Church of England is supported by the New Testament.

"For there is no respect of persons with God", see Romans 2:11, and compare with Acts 10:34.

Furthermore, God makes no difference between men and women, see Galatians 3:28.

Women are equal members of the sacerdotium commune. "Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular", see 1 Corinthians 12:27.

Both men and women are exhorted by Christ to "preach the gospel to every creature", see Mark 16:15, and to teach all nations to observe all things whatsoever Christ has commanded, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, see Matthew 28:19 - 20.

In the New Testament we find female Priests, see Acts 18:26 and Romans 16:1, and indeed also both female Apostles, see Romans 16:7, and female Prophetesses, see Acts 21:9.

"And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth", see Revelation 5:9 - 10.

Watch "Islam: What The West Needs To Know", http://vodpod.com/watch/549529-islam-what-the-west-needs-to-know-full-length-english-version.

"Quid incredibile iudicatur apud vos, si Deus mortuos suscitat?", Acts 26:8.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Relatives Of Televangelist Copeland Prosper

Filioli, novissima hora est; et sicut audistis quia antichristus venit, nunc antichristi multi sunt, unde scimus quoniam novissima hora est. (1 John 2:18)

According to The Christian Post, The Associated Press has found that televangelist Kenneth Copeland has built a religious empire teaching that God wants his followers to prosper, see http://www.christianpost.com/article/20080727/report-relatives-friends-of-controversial-televangelist-prosper.htm.

It is good that Kenneth Copeland and his relatives and friends prosper, and also well deserved.

We should be happy for people like televangelist Kenneth Copeland.

They have many interesting things to say, even if I do not agree with everything, but it is anyway a great help in our spiritual develpment.

Obviously, the revenue from the Church's business also goes back into the Church.

Beside Kenneth Copeland, I can recommend listening to Jack van Impe, and of course Jimmy Swaggart.

These Evangelists mean a lot to us and to the world, and they are probably not only Christ's, but also America's best Ambassadors.

"And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come", see Matthew 24:14.

"Non solum autem illa, sed et nos ipsi primitias Spiritus habentes, et ipsi intra nos gemimus adoptionem filiorum exspectantes, redemptionem corporis nostri", Romans 8:23.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Belgium Sends Additional Troops To Afghanistan

Deus autem pacis conteret Satanam sub pedibus vestris velociter. Gratia Domini nostri Iesu Christi vobiscum. (Romans 16:20)

When Julius Caesar conquered Gaul, the people he found living in present-day Belgium were the Belgae, one of various Celtic tribes of early Gaul.

The Romans called their new province Gallia Belgica.

In fact, Belgium is the historical Israeli tribe of Benjamin.

In his book "De Bello Gallico", Julius Caesar wrote: De omnis Belgae fortissimi sunt - Of all these, the Belgians are the bravest/strongest.

Caesar suffered his greatest military defeat at the hands of the Belgians, the humiliation reaching Rome, and infuriating the man who then set out on one of Rome's biggest campaigns to crush the Republic's most feared rebels once and for all.

Presently, the Belgian government says 55 military engineers will leave for Afghanistan next week to prepare the ground for 100 troops being sent to strengthen the NATO operation there, see http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1215331103127&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull.

The troops and four F16 fighter planes are to be deployed by September to assist the Dutch contingent in NATO's International Security Assistance Force in the Kandahar area for six months.

Belgium already has soldiers guarding the Kabul airport and working in reconstruction teams in the north of the country.

In comments broadcast by VRT radio Saturday, Defense Minister Pieter De Crem said that by deploying the additional troops Belgium has responded to calls for solidarity with its allies.

We will all follow the developments with great interest.

Watch The Jacksons in "Can You Feel It?", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QaADnQzdyP8.

"Omnes enim filii Dei estis per fidem in Christo Iesu", Galatians 3:26.

Invade Iran

In iustitia iudicat et pugnat. (Revelation 19:11)

Iran should not be invaded because it wants nuclear weapons of mass destruction, or because of its oil.

In America and in Europe the prisons are filled with a majority of criminal men.

In Iran it is different.

Over 90 percent of criminals in Iran are women. And this does not reflect reality, or the hell the Iranian women live in.

A barbarian society like the Iranian cannot be tolerated or exist on our planet.

Invade Iran!

"Et de ore ipsius procedit gladius acutus, ut in ipso percutiat gentes, et ipse reget eos in virga ferrea; et ipse calcat torcular vini furoris irae Dei omnipotentis", Revelation 19:15.

The Damage Of Vatican Economics

Dominus est sabbati Filius hominis. (Luke 6:5)

Croatia has banned Sunday shop openings.

Croatians have begun spending weekends in shopping malls, that have flourished across the country in the past few years and remain open seven days a week.

Instead of rejoicing, the Catholic Church in Croatia has campaigned against Sunday shop openings.

In a concession to the Catholic Church, the Croatian parliament therefore now has passed a law forcing shops to close on Sundays.

The measure was passed July 15 and goes into effect January 1.

This reflects the damaging and powerful sway Catholic leaders and the Vatican Economics hold over the politics of poor and vulnerable nations.

Let me remind the world's Catholic leaders, that you not only should use your head to put a hat on it.

When Religious leaders accused Jesus of working on the day of rest, why did Jesus get so angry?
Because their hearts were evil and hard.

The Vatican consciously and constantly takes away job opportunities from people and promotes unemployment.

Those who only have the Sunday to shop, because they work much, will now go hungry with their families, and Croatia will become a closed, poor, and less pleasant nation, both for its own inhabitants and also for tourists.

It is time for the European Union to step in through the European Court of Human Rights, and abolish this damnable and demonic law, which is contrary to Christ and against the New Testament.

"The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath", see Mark 2:27.

"Itaque dominus est Filius hominis etiam sabbati", Mark 2:28.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Freedom And Democracy Through Christ

In veritate conperio quoniam non est personarum acceptor Deus. (Acts 10:34)

Through Christ God has appointed us Christians to possess and rule all things.

Freedom and democracy are only made possible through the New Testament Christian doctrine of equality: "For there is no respect of persons with God", see Romans 2:11.

Freedom and democracy are only made possible through the New Testament Christian doctrine of equality between men and women: because "there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus", see Galatians 3:28.

But democracy is not the only thing required for a nation to become wealthy and rich.

What is required above everything is "the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free", see Galatians 5:1.

"For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables", see 2 Timothy 4:3 - 4.

The first Christians had one heart and one mind.

The Christian Nation accordingly builds on solidarity as it is written: "And all that believed were together, and had all things common", see Acts 2:44.

"And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free", see John 8:32.

Watch Madonna feat Ofra Haza, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrY16hUf-uQ.

"Si ergo Filius vos liberaverit, vere liberi eritis", John 8:36.

Iran Nuclear Talks Enter Countdown Stage

Similiter paenitentiam age; si quo minus, venio tibi cito et pugnabo cum illis in gladio oris mei. (Revelation 2:16)

Ahmadinejad vows no Iran concessions in nuclear crisis, see http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=080723075513.gpv23l23&show_article=1.

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Wednesday, in a speech broadcast on state television, vowed that Iran would not step back "an inch" in the crisis with world powers over its nuclear drive.

Ahmadinejad told a rally: "The Iranian people are steadfast and will not step back an inch against the oppressive powers".

His defiant comments come as world powers within the next 10 days await a response from Iran on an offer they presented aiming to end the nuclear crisis.

This shows how important it is to immediately build the Temple in Jerusalem, see Revelation chapter 11.

It is furthermore time for Elijah the Tishbite to enter the stage, since he understands the importance for Israel to not give away an inch of its Biblical land, see http://www.two-olive-trees.org/.

"Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets", see Amos 3:7.

Watch Ofra Haza in "Scheherazade", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpULd4hHOQ4&feature=related.

"Et habebant super se regem angelum abyssi, cui nomen hebraice Abaddon graece autem Apollyon et latine habet nomen Exterminans", Revelation 9:11.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Oldest Known Complete New Testament Comes Online

Existimo enim quod non sunt condignae passiones huius temporis ad futuram gloriam, quae revelabitur in nobis. (Romans 8:18)

From Thursday, sections of the Codex Sinaiticus, which contains the oldest complete New Testament, will be available on the Internet.

It is the University of Leipzig, which has announced that more than 100 pages of the Codex Sinaiticus, the 4th century manuscript of the Greek Bible containing the oldest complete New Testament, will be available online for the first time Thursday, see http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=70242.

English and German translations will be offered to people who are not able to read Greek.

Ulrich Johannes Schneider, director of Leipzig University Library, which holds part of the manuscript, said: Dating from around 350, the document is believed by experts to be the oldest known copy of the Bible, along with the Codex Vaticanus, another ancient version of the Bible, see http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080721/tc_nm/bible_internet_dc.

The project, launched in cooperation with the Russian National Library, the British Library and Saint Catherine's Monastery, also details the condition of the Bible, believed to have been written by early Christians in Egypt.

Schneider continued: "I think it's just fantastic that thanks to technology we can now make the oldest cultural artifacts - ones that were once so precious you couldn't show them to anyone - accessible to everyone, in really high quality".

Myself, I still wait for the publishing of the truly oldest New Testament manuscript - the one which was written in Latin.

"Thy word is truth", see John 17:17.

Watch Ofra Haza in "Give Me A Sign", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGwz4p_ACuE&NR=1.

"Si confiteamur peccata nostra, fidelis est et iustus, ut remittat nobis peccata et emundet nos ab omni iniquitate", 1 John 1:9.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Gordon Brown To Israel: "Britain Is Your True Friend"

Benedictus Deus et Pater Domini nostri Iesu Christi, qui benedixit nos in omni benedictione spiritali in caelestibus in Christo, sicut elegit nos in ipso ante mundi constitutionem, ut essemus sancti et immaculati in conspectu eius in caritate. (Ephesians 1:3 - 4)

British PM Gordon Brown on Monday became the first British Prime Minister to address the Knesset since Israel was founded 60 years ago, see http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1215331041261&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull.

On Sunday during a visit to Bethlehem, Gordon Brown stated that Israel must stop building in eastern Jerusalem and criticized the growth of Jewish towns in Judea and Samaria.

But Brown made the remark: "Let me tell the people of Israel today: Britain is your true friend".

Concerning the Iranian threat Brown told the Knesset on Monday: "Our country will continue to lead, with the United States and our European partners, in our determination to prevent an Iranian nuclear weapons program".

Brown continued: "But the threat is not only on Israel, but on all of the moderate regimes in the Arab and Islamic worlds and beyond the Middle East. This is a global threat".

Iran's President Ahmadinejad intends to launch a strike on Israel, and has repeatedly said that "Israel is destined for destruction and will soon disappear".

Ahmadinejad has furthermore dismissed the Holocaust as a "myth", and has also said that Israel must be wiped off the map, compare with Revelation 9:11.

Therefore Gordon Brown's tough talk on Iran is positive, but it is sad that he declared that Jerusalem ought to be a divided capital, and that the Israelis are occupiers.

"The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field: Which indeed is the least of all seeds: but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches thereof", see Matthew 13:31 - 32.

Watch "Six Breathtaking Brazilian Chorus Girls", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-Hq9dSY1D0&feature=related.

"Quis enim cognovit sensum Domini, qui instruat eum? Nos autem sensum Christi habemus", 1 Corinthians 2:16.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Nuclear Cooperation Decided Between Iran And Turkey

Erit enim tempus, cum sanam doctrinam non sustinebunt, sed ad sua desideria coacervabunt sibi magistros prurientes auribus. (2 Timothy 4:3)

"No man cometh unto the Father, but by me", see John 14:6.

Historically Iran (=Persia) was founded by their Greek ancestor Perseus.

Turkey used to be a part of Persia. That Iran now seeks to deepen its ties with Turkey is thus a normal thing.

"But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed", see Galatians 1:8.

The Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki discussed promotion of bilateral ties with the Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, when he visited Turkey at the invitation of his Turkish counterpart Ali Babacan.

Before the Iranian FM left Ankara on Friday evening, they agreed to broaden Tehran-Ankara economic ties, and cooperation concerning Iran's nuclear program, including construction of new power plants, see http://www.mathaba.net/rss/?x=599067.

Both Iran and Turkey understands the high importance of Alexander the Great, and the democracy Alexander introduced to the region. These countries also honors Jesus Christ, but sadly enough not as God.

"Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time", see 1 Timothy 2:6. "Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren", see 1 John 3:16.

Yesterday in Geneva on the other hand, the Bush administration emphasized that the choice for Iranian leaders is cooperation or confrontation, see http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/25733175/.

State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said in a statement after the talks in Geneva between Iran and the European Union as well as U.S. Undersecretary of State William Burns: "We hope the Iranian people understand that their leaders need to make a choice between cooperation, which would bring benefits to all, and confrontation, which can only lead to further isolation".

The United States and its five partners - Britain, France, China, Russia and Germany - wants full halt to the Iranian uranium enrichment program.

"He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life", see 1 John 5:12.

Iran and the United States broke off diplomatic relations after the 1979 Islamic Revolution and the hostage crisis at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, so official contacts between the two countries are extremely rare.

This meeting in Geneva gives Iran a two-week time frame as a deadline for Tehran to show flexibility.

"When the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?", see Luke 18:8.

Watch the profile of the Iranian President, http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/20904057#20904057.

"Haec autem scripta sunt, ut credatis quia Iesus est Christus Filius Dei et ut credentes vitam habeatis in nomine eius", John 20:31.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

U.S. Gives Israel Green Light For Attack On Iran

Videte vosmet ipsos, ne perdatis, quae operati estis, sed ut mercedem plenam accipiatis. (2 John 1:8)

Caroline Glick writes in Jerusalem Post that the Bush administration now allows Israel to attack Iran's nuclear installations to prevent a nuclear holocaust of the Jewish state, see http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?apage=1&cid=1215331010688&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull.

Glick continues to say that "since the U.S. is Iran's second target, the Bush administration has made clear that if Iran attacks Israel, the U.S. will launch an attack against Iran. That is, the U.S. will fight to ensure that Iran won't be able to attack it if America moves to the head of Iran's target list. But as long as it's only No. 2, it will take no action".

It can however not be excluded that the U.S. plans to strike Iran later this year if Israel refrains from attacking Iran, because Iran will soon be capable of launching an electromagnetic pulse attack against the U.S. mainland, by launching a nuclear bomb into the atmosphere above the country, which would set the U.S. back a hundred years.

"For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God", see Romans 3:23.

Watch Lupe Fiasco in "Superstar", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ty0u1PzXfTo.

"Nam mysterium iam operatur iniquitatis; tantum ut qui tenet nunc, donec de medio fiat", 2 Thessalonians 2:7.

Mofaz: No Choice But To Attack Iran

Id ipsum invicem sentientes, non alta sapientes, sed humilibus consentientes. Nolite esse prudentes apud vosmet ipsos. (Romans 12:16)

"And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars", see Matthew 24:6.

Israeli Transportation Minister, Shaul Mofaz, says concerning Iran, that Israel must be ready to act, http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=64055&sectionid=351020104.

In an interview with The Jerusalem Post, published late Thursday, Mofaz said: "there will be no choice but to attack Iran to halt the Iranian nuclear program", because sanctions were not effective in halting Iran's nuclear program.

Mofaz added that Israel could not let Iran "threaten the entire world".

Mofaz already told Yediot Aharonot on June 6 that Israel would attack Iran if it did not cease nuclear development.

"Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God", see John 3:5.

Watch Agnetha Fältskog in "My Love My Life", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOQ0e5rxf6E&feature=related.

"Et cum conplerentur dies Pentecostes, erant omnes pariter in eodem loco", Acts 2:1.

Friday, July 18, 2008

What Does The Number 153 Mentioned In John 21:11 Mean?

Ascendit Simon Petrus et traxit rete in terram, plenum magnis piscibus centum quinquaginta tribus; et cum tanti essent, non est scissum rete. (John 21:11)

"Simon Peter went up, and drew the net to land full of great fishes, an hundred and fifty and three: and for all there were so many, yet was not the net broken", see John 21:11.

What can we say concerning the significance of the 153 fishes mentioned in John 21:11?

It mean nations saved thanks to the Internet, since the net is global and cannot be broken:

"And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come", see Matthew 24:14.

Thus the 153 fishes represents all the nations of the Earth pulled up in the Resurrection.

Others say the numerical number of the clouds is 153 as in "cloud of witnesses", see Hebrews 12:1.

Jerome claimed that the Greeks had identified that there were exactly 153 species of fish in the sea at the time.

Augustine points out that 153 is the sum of the integer numbers from 1 to 17, which suggests that these fishers of men were to minister to a universal audience.

Anyway, 153 is a triangular number and is the sum of the cubes of its own digits, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catch_of_153_fish.

"Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not", see Jeremiah 33:3.

"Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind: Which, when it was full, they drew to shore, and sat down, and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad away. So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just, And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth", see Matthew 13:47 - 50.

God usually speaks in symbols and metaphors, and there is always meaning when God gives specific details.

The Gospels in the New Testament were written to different people.

Matthew wrote to the Jews, and proved that Jesus - the Lion of the tribe of Judah - is the Messiah. Mark wrote to the Romans, describing Jesus as the humble Servant of the Lord. Luke wrote to the Greeks, portraying Jesus as the Son of Man, and John wrote to the Church identifying Jesus as the Son of God.

Christ gave 153 precious blessings in the New Testament during His Earthly Ministry.

Watch Lorie in "Rester La Même", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEpeTji47yQ&feature=user.

"Et vidi alterum angelum volantem per medium caelum, habentem evangelium aeternum, ut evangelizaret sedentibus super terram et super omnem gentem et tribum et linguam et populum", Revelation 14:6.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

San Francisco Condemns The Catholic Church

Finis enim legis Christus ad iustitiam omni credenti. (Romans 10:4)

San Francisco is named after St. Francis of Assisi.

According to WorldNetDaily a San Francisco city and county board resolution that officially labeled the Catholic church's moral teachings on homosexuality as "insulting to all San Franciscans", "hateful", "defamatory", "insensitive", and "ignorant", will be challenged in court for violating the American Constitution's prohibition of Government hostility toward religion, see http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=69693.

San Francisco also accuses the Vatican of being a "foreign country" meddling with and attempting to "negatively influence San Francisco's existing and established customs".

I think believers of the New Testament should be able to express opposition to homosexuality without fear of Government reprisals.

This is what the New Testament says on the subject:

"For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them. Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things. But we are sure that the judgment of God is according to truth against them which commit such things. And thinkest thou this, O man, that judgest them which do such things, and doest the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of God?", see Romans 1:18 - 2:3.

Personally I admire the Catholic Church, except that it should accept women Priests and Bishops, accept divorces and remarriages, accept remarried couples to receive communion, and also not prohibit people - especially in poor countries with a lot of AIDS victims - to use condoms.

"And whosoever shall offend one of these little ones that believe in me, it is better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into the sea", see Mark 9:42.

Watch Ace Of Bace in "Life Is A Flower", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hb2laMhPejY&feature=related.

"Si ergo Filius vos liberaverit, vere liberi eritis", John 8:36.

The Prophet Elijah And The Ethiopian Rabbi

Dicit ei Iesus: "Tanto tempore vobiscum sum, et non cognovistis me, Philippe? Qui vidit me, vidit et Patrem. Quomodo tu dicis: 'Ostende nobis Patrem' "? (John 14:9)

I met Elijah - see Revelation 11:3 - 14 - in Athens, Greece, in 1989.

He convinced me of the Divinity of Jesus Christ, by quoting John 10:30: "I and my Father are one".

On his website - http://www.two-olive-trees.org/ - Elijah tells what happened to him on a journey in Jerusalem.

In 1985 Elijah walked by some Ethiopian Jews, who dwelt in tents and under some trees in Jerusalem.

When Elijah saw them he asked who they were and what they were doing there.

One person told Elijah they had moved out of their given dwelling in protest, because they had their own Rabbi and would not allow themselves to be under any Israeli Rabbi.

The next day Elijah went by these people under the trees; men, women, and children.

There he said: "Lord, this is not good for them to be out under these trees".

A tall person, believed to be the head Rabbi there, stood nearby in his black outfit.

Then the Lord told Elijah: "Go to him and say this", making allusion to John 14:26: "But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you".

So Elijah walked up to this stranger, and said that the head Rabbi had to settle this situation or God Almighty would judge Him, and then Elijah walked away.

The next day as Elijah went by, all these Ethopian Jews were back in their buildings again, with their own head Rabbi to lead them.

Later someone told Elijah: "Did you hear about the head Rabbi from there had a heart attack?".

Elijah concludes that they got the message, to learn the hard way, and to obey our Lord God Almighty.

"It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God", see Hebrews 10:31.

Watch their driving skills in India, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klteYv1Uv9A.

"Stultas autem quaestiones et genealogias et contentiones et pugnas legis devita, sunt enim inutiles et vanae", Titus 3:9.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

A New Mediterranean Union Is Born

Quicumque enim Spiritu Dei aguntur, hi filii sunt Dei. (Romans 8:14)

France officially announced the launch of the Union for the Mediterranean Sunday, see http://www.eu2008.fr/PFUE/lang/en/accueil/PFUE-07_2008/PFUE-13.07.2008/sommet_de_paris_pour_la_mediterranee_4758.

The Union for the Mediterranean regroups 43 states, including all 27 Member States of the European Union.

The new Union does include all the nations of the European Union, Israel and all the countries of North Africa, compare with Revelation 12:1. The sole exception is Libya, whose leader, Muammar Gadaffi, denounced the organization as the rise of "another Roman Empire".

But Gadaffi and his supporters should remember that the Roman Empire was known for its advanced laws, like Corpus Iuris Civilis, its civilization, and its peace: Pax Romana.

The Roman Empire used the most advanced language of all times - Latin, and the New Testament was also originally written in Latin.

The era of the Roman Empire, with its Pax Romana, was also the time God picked to manifest Himself in human form, see 1 Timothy 3:16.

The day is not far away, when Russia will be included in the new Union as well, and then America, and the rest of the world will likewise join, see Isaiah 9:7, Daniel 2:44, and Luke 1:32 - 33.

The world is without end, see Ephesians 3:21, and we have the golden age in front of us, when Jesus Christ will set up His Kingdom for 1000 years, see Revelation 20:4, and after that we will reign forever and forever, see Revelation 22:5.

Thus the day is close, when after the seven year tribulation period, the world will be peacefully ruled from Jerusalem, compare with Revelation 20:9.

"And he that sat on the cloud thrust in his sickle on the earth; and the earth was reaped", see Revelation 14:16.

All 43 member states were reunited around a huge round table at the Grand Palais in Paris, France.

It can be noted that Israel's PM Ehud Olmert had his two closest allies at his sides: Italy's Silvio Berlusconi and Greece's Costas Caramanlis.

Like Sarkozy and his colleagues, we should be ecstatic about what we are doing and where it will lead. And we are doing it for Christ.

Our New Testament values - democratic principles, human rights and fundamental freedoms - will help us advance programs concerning energy supply, environment, security cooperation, education and science.

"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.

The summit declaration condemned "terrorism in all its forms" and announced six major projects, from a common university and easier travel visas for students, to depolluting the Mediterranean Sea, and promoting Solar power.

"We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren", see 1 John 3:14.

Watch Alex Zane’s Cleverness Game, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhThHR5Qe2o.

"In quo habemus redemptionem per sanguinem eius, remissionem peccatorum, secundum divitias gratiae eius", Ephesians 1:7.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

The Jefferson Bible

Et per eum reconciliare omnia in ipsum, pacificans per sanguinem crucis eius. (Colossians 1:20)

Thomas Jefferson - April 13, 1743 - July 4, 1826 - was the third President of the United States.

Jefferson was of Welsh descent, born in Virginia, and he was fluent in Greek, Latin and French.

Thomas Jefferson was a frustrated American President. But it was not the burdens of the office that bothered him. It was the Bible.

As the President of the United States he cut out Bible passages from the four Gospels with scissors, glued them onto paper and hinted: I only believe these parts.

The Jefferson Bible, is formally titled: "The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth".

Thomas Jefferson cut out the Miracles. He cut out the Christmas story. He cut out most of the Easter story. Resurrection is gone.

Another part Thomas Jefferson took out from the New Testament was:

"For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book", see Revelation 22:18 - 19.

Thomas Jefferson wrote in a letter: "Of all the systems of morality, ancient or modern, which have come under my observation, none appear to me so pure as that of Jesus".

Jefferson was convinced that the authentic words of Jesus written in the New Testament had been contaminated by the early Christians.

Jefferson thought the words of Jesus had been obscured with the philosophy of the ancient Greeks and the teachings of Plato.

His task, as he put it, was one of abstracting what is really the words of Christ from the rubbish in which it is buried, easily distinguished by its lustre from the dross of his biographers, and as separate from that as the diamond from the dung hill.

Thomas Jefferson so wanted to fix what he thought was wrong with religion that he rewrote the Bible.

Jefferson told John Adams that he was rescuing the Philosophy of Jesus and the "pure principles which he taught", from the "artificial vestments in which they have been muffled by priests, who have travestied them into various forms as instruments of riches and power for themselves".

Thus Jefferson remodeled Jesus on the ideals of the enlightenment thinkers of his day, and gave Christ a striking resemblance to Thomas Jefferson himself.

What Thomas Jefferson did was that he with his scissors, snipped out every miracle and inconsistency he could find in the New Testament Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, see http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-beliefs5-2008jul05,0,7730914.story?track=ntothtml.

Then he reassembled the excerpts into what he believed was a more coherent narrative and pasted them onto blank paper - alongside translations in French, Greek and Latin.

Jefferson said his "wee little book" of 46 pages was based on a lifetime of inquiry and reflection and contained "the most sublime and benevolent code of morals which has ever been offered to man".

Modern politicians certainly often want to take scissors to the Bible and cut it up, but this act of desecration would probably not give a boost to their political carrier.

Thomas Jefferson cut and pasted together his own version of the Bible, as he questioned the New Testament and traditional Christian teachings.

But if you think there are lots of wrong with religion, why would you go out and invent a new one?

"And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ", see Ephesians 3:9.

Listen to: "Do Catholics Add Man-Made Traditions to the Bible?", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NEdWnjvqHw.

"Quid enim, si quidam illorum non crediderunt, numquid incredulitas illorum fidem Dei evacuabit? Absit! Est autem Deus verax, omnis autem homo mendax, sicut scriptum est: 'Ut iustificeris in sermonibus tuis et vincas cum iudicaris' ", Romans 3:3 - 4.

Did Christ Do Away With The Sabbath?

Dominus est enim Filius hominis etiam sabbati. (Matthew 12:8)

Concerning the end time, Christ says to His elect: "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", see Matthew 24:20 - 21.

Thus it is clear that the New Testament recognizes the Sabbath day: compare with Romans 14:1: "Him that is weak in the faith receive ye, but not to doubtful disputations".

Christians are under a new Law, a better Law - the New Testament Law of Christ - see Galatians 6:2, which is a better covenant, see Hebrews 8:6 - 7.

Jesus said: "Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctines the commandments of men. For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men", see Mark 8:7 - 8.

The Sabbath was intended to be a day of rest and delight in the Lord. But instead, the religious leaders turned it into a day of burden for God's people.

Christians are not saved by observance of the Sabbath, or by keeping any of the Laws of the Old Testament, see Galatians 3:10 - 11.

Christians are not under the Old Testament Law, but are under the power of grace instead: "For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace", see Romans 6:14, and compare with http://ohlundonline.blogspot.com/2008/02/why-sunday-is-lords-day.html.

"For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us; Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace; And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby, see Ephesians 2:14 - 16.

Christians hold worship activities on the "Lord's day", which is Sunday. In the New Testament we thus find the Sunday observance, see John 20:19, Acts 20:7, and Revelation 1:10.

According to early Church documents, Christians celebrated the "eighth day" rather than the seventh day, see Barnabas 15:9.

Justin Martyr, A.D. 152, said: "We hold our common assembly on the day of the Sun, because it is the first day, on which God put to flight darkness and chaos and made the world, and on the same day Jesus Christ our Savior rose from the dead; for on the day before that of Saturn they crucified him; and on the day after Saturn's day, the day of the Sun, he appeared to his Apostles and disciples and taught them these things, which we have also handed on to you for your consideration", compare with Revelation 12:1.

Tertullian, A.D. 220, went one step further when he said: "We have nothing to do with Sabbaths or the other Jewish festivals, much less with those of the heathen. We have our own solemnities, the Lord's day, for instance, and Pentecost".

The New Testament explains the "Lord's day", by telling us that we should keep the Sunday holy in honor of the Resurrection, because Jesus rose on the first day of the week, see John 20:19.

"And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath", see Mark 2:27.

Watch "Super Funny", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJD1V6GapSg.

"Itaque relinquitur sabbatismus populo Dei", Hebrews 4:9.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

We Lutherans Praise Anglican Support for Women Bishops

Euntes in mundum universum praedicate evangelium omni creaturae. (Mark 16:15)

The Church of Norway praised the recent decision by the Church of England to allow women Bishops, see http://christianpost.com/article/20080711/lutherans-praise-anglican-support-for-women-bishops.htm.

The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Norway - which the majority of Norwegians are members of - commented Thursday: "The Church of England has taken a bold and mature action".

I strongly agree with that statement.

All God's followers understand how important it is to follow the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, the New Testament, and the Christian tradition.

"There is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus", see Galatians 3:28, and compare with http://ohlundonline.blogspot.com/2008/07/reactionary-clergy-members-leave-church.html.

We also know how important England and Britain are for Scandinavia, Europe, and for the rest of the world.

I commend the Church of England for its outstanding, courageous, and brilliant decision to make it possible for women to become Bishops.

The vote casts however a shadow of uncertainty over ongoing efforts between the Church of England and the Vatican to achieve "full visible unity".

I could not believe my ears when I heard that the Vatican condemned the Church of England's support for women to become Bishops on Tuesday.

"Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints, To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him", see Jude 1:14 - 15.

Cardinal Walter Kasper, head of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of Christian Unity, said the decision will have consequences for dialogue which had so far been "fruitful".

Like many Swedish and Scandinavian Lutherans of Italian origin, I am very disappointed with the statement of the Vatican.

How can it be possible that the Catholic Church, which should be the Spirit and body of Christ, can challenge the will and the word of God in this way?

But through the Lord, all of us who are Christians in the Spirit and in the Soul, will soon rule over every inch of Italy, Europe, the world, and the universe, thanks to Jesus Christ, see Romans 16:20.

"For I could wish that myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh: Who are Israelites; to whom pertaineth the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the law, and the service of God, and the promises; Whose are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ came, who is over all, God blessed for ever. Amen", see Romans 9:3 - 5.

We are fellow soldiers for Christ to the remotest parts of the universe, and Latin will again be the mother tongue of all humanity.

Furthermore, the decision of the Church of England to allow women Bishops, implements the agreement between the British and Irish Anglican Churches and the Nordic and Baltic Lutheran Churches, securing common membership and full inter-changeability of ordained clergy.

That women have received the green light to become Bishops in the Church is indeed a revolution!

This new Church unity between all our countries is indeed giving birth to the merciful Church for justice and equal opportunities for all - the new universal catholic Church of Jesus Christ!

Full speed ahead for Jesus Christ!

Listen to Robert Gustavsson (Swedish), http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhk57UuAad8&NR=1.

"Non est enim personarum acceptio apud Deum!", Romans 2:11.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Christ's Suffering Was An Established Part Of Jewish Tradition Long Before The Appearance Of Jesus

Ecce ascendimus Hierosolyma, et consummabuntur omnia, quae scripta sunt per Prophetas de Filio hominis. (Luke 18:31)

The New York Times reports an interesting new find in Jerusalem: A three-foot-tall tablet with 87 lines of Hebrew that scholars believe dates from the decades just before the birth of Jesus, speaks of a Messiah who will rise from the dead after three days, see http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/06/world/middleeast/06stone.html?pagewanted=all.

The stone tablet, originally found in Jordan, near the Dead Sea, is a rare example of a stone with ink writings.

It is like a Dead Sea Scroll, written, and not engraved, on a stone across two neat columns, similar to columns in a Torah. But the stone is broken, and some of the text is faded.

The Gabriel Revelation on the stone tablet from the first century B.C., confirms the theory that a suffering Messiah was an established part of Jewish tradition well before the appearance of Jesus Christ.

One phrase from the stone reads: "In three days you will know that evil will be defeated by justice".

Much of the text - a vision of the Apocalypse transmitted by the angel Gabriel - draws on the Old Testament, especially the prophets Daniel, Zechariah, and Haggai.

The New York Times suggests that the story of the death and resurrection of Jesus was not unique, but part of a recognized Jewish tradition at the time.

Israel Knohl, professor of Bible studies at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, has written of the idea of a suffering Messiah before Jesus, using a variety of rabbinic and early apocalyptic literature as well as the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Knohl contends that the stone’s writings are about the death of a leader of the Jews, who will be resurrected in three days, and he says further that such a suffering Messiah is very different from the traditional Jewish image of the Messiah as a triumphal, powerful descendant of King David.

In the Gospels, Jesus makes numerous predictions of His suffering:

"Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be betrayed unto the chief priests and unto the scribes, and they shall condemn him to death, And shall deliver him to the Gentiles to mock, and to scourge, and to crucify him: and the third day he shall rise again", see Matthew 20:18 - 19, and compare with Mark 10:33 - 34, and Luke 18:31 - 33.

Resurrection after three days was a motif developed before Jesus.

What happens in the New Testament was fulfilled by Jesus and His followers based on an earlier Messiah story.

Thus the Hebrew writings in ink on the large stone tablet from the later part of the first century B.C. demonstrate that there was a tradition amongst Jewish thought, in the years leading up to the birth and ministry of Christ, about a suffering Messiah, Who would die for the liberation of Israel and come to life again after three days.

The stone’s writings are about the death of a Jewish leader, who will be resurrected in three days, and some lines also speak of blood and slaughter as pathways to justice.

Jesus shed blood, is for the remission of sins of the people, and to bring redemption to Israel.

"Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren", see 1 John 3:16.

Watch "Jordan: A Biblical Land", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzvBUgZuf0Q.

"Confidens hoc ipsum, quia, qui coepit in vobis opus bonum, perficiet usque in diem Christi Iesu", Philippians 1:6.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Iran Warns: "We'll Burn Down Tel Aviv"

Et unus de senioribus dicit mihi: "Ne fleveris; ecce vicit leo de tribu Iuda, radix David, aperire librum et septem signacula eius". (Revelation 5:5)

Now Iran threatens to burn down Tel Aviv, see http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=69068.

Democratic Presidential candidate Barack Obama said on Wednesday Iran's missile tests proved a need for direct U.S. talks with Tehran, while Republican John McCain emphasized sanctions and an anti-missile shield, see http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSN0943579320080709?feedType=RSS&feedName=topNews&rpc=22&sp=true.

The situation is getting tense and dangerous in the Middle East.

Last month in Rome, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad vowed that the United States and Israel would soon be "annihilated", language he had not used so explicitly since October 2005, when he promised to wipe Israel "off the map" and urged Muslims to "envision a world without the United States", see http://bible-prophecy-today.blogspot.com/2008/07/war-in-november.html.

I think the Americans are well prepared, because the United States had 702 military installations outside of the U.S. already in 2005 and in 132 different countries.

In the Quran it says that Islam's God Allah, not is a father and has no son, and Islam teaches that every Jew on Earth must be killed before any Muslim can be resurrected.

A war with Iran would make the oil price shoot to $300 a barrel, but I agree with Senator John McCain that we will have Armageddon when Iran gets the Bomb.

"And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon", see Revelation 16:16.

Watch Christian the Lion, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVNTdWbVBgc.

"Ecce venio sicut fur. Beatus, qui vigilat et custodit vestimenta sua, ne nudus ambulet, et videant turpitudinem eius", Revelation 16:15.

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

We Must Give Ireland The Choice To Cancel Its EU Membership

Dominum autem Christum sanctificate in cordibus vestris, parati semper ad satisfactionem omni poscenti vos rationem de ea, quae in vobis est spe. (1 Peter 3:15)

The Irish people has voted no to the Lisbon treaty.

The Irish people has given its opinion, and it does not want the EU Constitution, the EU President, and the EU Parliament.

The European Union is not something that should be forced upon countries, compare with http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article4276247.ece.

It seems like Poland, and the Czech Republic, do not want the EU constitution either.

If these countries do not want to participate in our building up of a new Europe, let them cancel their EU memberships and leave the European Union.

Of course it is regrettable if Ireland, or other EU member states, leave the European Union, but it would be wrong to force the EU upon the Irish people against its will, because that would be undemocratic, and it would send the wrong signals to the world.

With so many member countries as 27 in the European Union - and so many new EU members in short time - it is quite natural if some of them want to cancel their EU memberships, and stay outside of the European Union, as sovereign and independent states.

The European Union should not be a mafia organization you can join but never quit.

Of course it is regrettable if Ireland leaves the European Union, but it would be wrong to force the EU upon the Irish people against its will, because that would be undemocratic, and it would send the wrong signal to the world.

Watch America's Got Talent - "Busty Heart Uncensored" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QV0p9GQeo7k.

"Gaudete in Domino semper. Iterum dico: Gaudete!", Philippians 4:4.

Monday, July 07, 2008

The Old Testament Is Behind Much Anti-Semitism

In patientia vestra possidebitis animas vestras. (Luke 21:19)

The Old Testament has caused much Jewish suffering through history.

The Old Testament ministration of death and condemnation of God's chosen people the Jews, see 2 Corinthians 3:7, 9, is nevertheless abolished through the Gospel of Christ, see Ephesians 2:15.

The best way to hurt the Jewish people, is to place the Old Testament yoke upon them, compare with Galatians 5:1, 13.

Satan knows that, compare with John 5:45, and Acts 13:38 - 39, and he has great wrath, because he knows he has but a short time, see Revelation 12:12.

"If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed", see John 8:36.

This is also the reason why repentance and remission of sins should be preached in the name of Jesus Christ among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem, see Luke 24:47.

The New Testament is Pro-Jewish, contrary to the Old Testament, and the New Testament states that God in no way has cast away His people, see Romans 11:1.

"For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's", see 1 Corinthians 6:20.

Those who look for Anti-Jewish sections in the Bible, will find them everywhere in the Old Testament, see http://ohlundonline.blogspot.com/2006/09/is-old-testament-anti-semitic.html.

This is why the New Testament has replaced the Old Testament, see for example Luke 16:16, 2 Corinthians 3:11, Ephesians 2:15, Colossians 2:14, Hebrews 8:7, 1 Peter 1:25, and Revelation 14:6.

There are however oracles of great value in the Old Testament, compare with Romans 3:2.

"Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ", see Titus 2:13.

According to The Christian Post two out of 10 Evangelicals agree with the statement that eternal life can be obtained through religions other than Christianity, see http://www.christianpost.com/article/20080704/new-study-finds-fewer-evangelical-universalists-than-reported.htm.

I feel this comforting, because this means that 80 percent of Evangelical Christians understand that Jesus Christ is the only way to God and to salvation, compare with John 14:6, 15:5, and Acts 4:10 - 12.

"But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed", see James 1:25.

Watch Ali G in "Religion", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9goLXFJzSik&feature=related.

"Vigilate itaque omni tempore orantes, ut digni habeamini fugere ista omnia, quae futura sunt, et stare ante Filium hominis", Luke 21:36.

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Free With Jesus Christ

Cognoscetis veritatem, et veritas liberabit vos. (John 8:32)

It is impossible for man to be righteous apart from God, and thus we can only become righteousness through Jesus Christ.

Jesus said to those Jews who believed on him: "If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free", see John 8:31 - 32.

We find our freedom in the truth, and Christ is the way, the truth, and the life, see John 14:6.

"If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed", see John 8:36.

In Romans 10:12 we read that "there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek", and from Romans 1:14 we know that non-Greeks are Barbarians.

The New Testament tells us here that Civilization and Humanism thus originates from both Greeks and Jews.

Everything in our modern world is intertwined: the military, art, freedom of expression, justice, education, and democracy.

Security problems are common in the western world, since this is the rich part of the world.

America and Europe grew rich thanks to Democracy, which is a Greek invention, and thanks to the New Testament, which originally was written by Jews in Latin.

To whom much is given, much is required, see Luke 12:48.

The only possible way to ensure and defend our freedom is through Jesus Christ.

Every country finds its own way to accomplish this.

The last few years our liberties are defended in different ways.

The U.S. defends the American dream and its freedom by the Guantanamo base, England defends its freedom by allowing 42-days detention of innocent people without charge, and from the first of January 2009 Sweden will control, record, and store information on all phone calls, emails, faxes, and transactions, which pass through Sweden's national borders.

The main problem we have in the world is not primarily a security problem, but it is a religious problem, involving non-Christian fundamentalistic sects.

This religious problem creates in its turn political problems.

We need a global constitution, which puts Jesus first, and which defends democracy.

Without this, humanism will disappear, our societies will be inhuman, and the military will lose its popular support and control.

In the short term I am pessimistic though.

Guantanamo has given politicians across Europe the justification they need to build huge concentration camps for dissidents in every European country.

Soon people will be detained without charge for years, and all electronic traffic will be controlled and stored by supercomputers in every country.

"The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised", see Luke 4:18.

Watch Mystique in "S'Alli Selida", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rk8cNSWV0-o&feature=related.

"Si ergo Filius vos liberaverit, vere liberi eritis", John 8:36.

Saturday, July 05, 2008

The Battle In England Over Women Bishops

Nolite ingemescere, fratres, in alterutrum, ut non iudicemini; ecce iudex ante ianuam adsistit. (James 5:9)

Who cares about the old hag?

The Church of England's governing body faces a bruising battle over consecrating women Bishops that could spark a mass exit from the Anglican Church by disgruntled traditionalists, see http://www.christiantoday.com/article/anglican.leaders.face.battle.over.women.bishops/20115.htm.

Anglicans in Canada, the United States, and New Zealand already have women Bishops.

Saint Paul had a very important message to convey.

But he was interrupted all the time by chit-chatters.

Paul lost his patience and said: "Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak", see 1 Corinthians 14:34.

I agree with Paul, but he has been completely misinterpreted, because he also said that there is neither male nor female, see Galatians 3:28.

Women have all right to serve as Bishops, according to the New Testament.

The core of the problem is that the Old Testament is the work of the devil with its mix of good and bad.

In the Old Testament we have the Oracles of God, see Romans 3:2, and they are as important as the Greek Oracles, see Romans 10:12.

Nevertheless, no one should come up with the idea to print the Greek Oracles and the New Testament in one and the same book.

Greek-Orthodox Christians seldom mix the Old and the New Testament in one and the same book, and the Greek sermon is generally about Jesus Christ and the Gospel.

Sometimes the first Christians burned the Old Testament, like in Ephesus, see Acts 19:19, but the Spanish Inquisition burned the Quran.

Muslims would however never come up with the idea to print the Quran and the Old Testament in one and the same book.

Why are Catholics and Protestant Christians continuing with this malpractice - putting Satan's Old Testament alongside God's New Testament - when we know that the New Testament originally was written in Latin, and also has replaced the Old Testament, see for example Luke 16:16, 2 Corinthians 3:11, and Hebrews 8:6 - 7, 13?

Christ also protested against this and He said: "No man also seweth a piece of new cloth on an old garment: else the new piece that filled it up taketh away from the old, and the rent is made worse. And no man putteth new wine into old bottles: else the new wine doth burst the bottles, and the wine is spilled, and the bottles will be marred: but new wine must be put into new bottles", see Mark 2:21 - 22.

Jesus Christ explained Himself that the Old Testament prophets were thieves, robbers, and murderers, see John 10:8 - 10, and Paul concluded that the Old Testament ministration of death and condemnation should be done away with, see 2 Corinthians 3:7 - 11.

It is about time the Churches get real and trustworthy, and it is about time the Greek-Orthodox Church accepts that the Latin Language is The Sacred Language, see Revelation 14:6, and that Jesus Christ is God the Father, see for example John 14:9, and 1 John 3:16.

"The word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you", see 1 Peter 1:25, and compare with John 11:47 - 48.

Watch Fani Drakopoulou in "Thelo Na Ta Pio", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNMzXUPlsGw&feature=related.

"Patientes estote, et vos, confirmate corda vestra, quoniam adventus Domini adpropinquavit", James 5:8.

Pregnant Man Gives Birth To Baby Girl

Adulescens autem quidam sequebatur illum amictus sindone super nudo, et tenuerunt eum; at ille, reiecta sindone, nudus profugit ab eis. (Mark 14:51 - 52)

The pregnant man who conceived a child after a gender-reassignment operation has apparently given birth to a healthy baby girl, see http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/article4265368.ece.

"She’s really cute, really pretty", a source told ABC News.

Thomas Beatie, 34, told People magazine that he had given birth at a hospital in Bend, Oregon on Sunday.

"The only thing different about me is that I can’t breastfeed my baby. But a lot of mothers don’t", Beatie said, adding that he planned to publish a book about the experience this autumn.

Listen to The Righteous Brothers in "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' ", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7827EMkm5ko.

"Gratia enim estis salvati per fidem; et hoc non ex vobis, Dei enim donum est: non ex operibus, ut ne quis glorietur", Ephesians 2:8 - 9.

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Voyager Spacecraft Reveals Solar System Edge

Certus sum enim quia neque mors neque vita neque angeli neque principatus neque instantia neque futura neque fortitudines neque altitudo neque profundum neque creatura alia poterit nos separare a caritate Dei, quae est in Christo Iesu Domino nostro. (Romans 8:38 - 39)

Voyager 2's journey toward interstellar space has revealed surprising insights into the energy and magnetic forces at the solar system's outer edge, and confirmed the solar system's squashed shape, see http://www.livescience.com/space/080702-voyager-crosses-shock.html.

Both Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 continue to send data to Earth more than 30 years after they first launched.

Each spacecraft has now crossed the edge of the solar system, known as termination shock, where the outbound solar wind collides with inbound energetic particles from interstellar space.

The termination shock surrounds the solar system and encloses a bubble called the heliosphere.

"Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature", see Mark 16:15.

"Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen", see Matthew 28:20.

"The solar wind is blowing outward trying to inflate this bubble, and the pressure from interstellar wind is coming in", said Edward Stone, physicist and Voyager project scientist at Caltech in Pasadena, California.

Comparing the Voyager 1 crossing in December 2004 with the Voyager 2 crossing in August 2007 allowed scientists to confirm that the second sibling actually crossed the termination shock and passed into the heliosheath, an outer layer of the heliosphere. But Voyager 2 also carries more working instruments that show the termination shock in full detail.

"We're actually seeing the shock for the first time", said John Richardson, principal scientist for Voyager's Plasma Physics instrument at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

"Somehow the solar wind knows the shock is coming before it gets there, and theory says that shouldn't be", Richardson noted, adding that the solar wind speed drops from its supersonic speed of about 248 miles per second (400 km/s) to 186 miles per second (300 km/s) even before hitting the edge of the solar system. That speed falls more noticeably to about 93 miles per second (150 km/s) after the termination shock.

Even as researchers continue parsing the Voyager findings, both spacecraft plow onward toward deep space - and beyond all expectations of their original mission.

"My guess is five to seven years to reach interstellar space", Stone said. "There's a very good chance that Voyager 1 will send the first data back from there".

Watch "Britain's Got Talent Michael Jackson Singing Monkey", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGbfLZCswmM.

"Beatus vir, cui non inputabit Dominus peccatum", Romans 4:8.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Third Temple Preparations Begin With Priestly Garb

Et ecce velum templi scissum est in duas partes a summo usque deorsum, et terra mota est, et petrae scissae sunt. (Matthew 27:51)

On Monday, the Temple Institute started preparing to build a Third Temple on Jerusalem's Mount Moriah, the site of the Dome of the Rock and the Aksa mosque, by inaugurating a workshop that manufactures Priestly garments, see http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1214726180915&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull.

One of the reasons for the Third Temple is that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in the name of Jesus among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem, see Luke 24:47.

"Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men whereby we must be saved", see Acts 4:12.

It is accordingly prophesied that the Two Witnesses will give their testimony there, see Revelation 11:3 - 14: "And daily in the temple, and unto every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ", see Acts 5:42.

The gospel is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believes; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek, see Romans 1:16.

Christ commanded His disciples to "preach the gospel to every creature", to both Jews and Gentiles, see Mark 16:15, and to teach them to observe all things He commanded, see Matthew 28:20.

The Apostle Peter obeyed and saved 3.000 Jews - with maybe a few Gentiles among them - on the day of Pentecost, see Acts 2:41.

The gospel is for all mankind, and the Lord gave Peter the vision of a sheet let down from heaven with all manner of unclean animals in it in order to prove this, see Acts 10:9-20.

Over the years the Temple Institute has worked to create - in strict accordance with the Biblical pattern - many of the implements required for Temple worship, including the golden seven-branched Menorah, the Table for the Show Bread, and the Breast-Plate, Crown, and Robe for the High Priest.

Rabbi Yehuda Glick, director of the Temple Institute, says: "The Temple is not a message just for the Jewish people. It reunites the world all around one central prayer house. All the prophets say that at the End Times all the nations will be coming to Jerusalem and take part of building the Temple".

"And thou shalt rejoice in every good thing which the LORD thy God hath given unto thee, and unto thine house", see Deuteronomy 26:11.

Listen to Barry Manilow in "Ready To Take A Chance Again", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLYL-pYpxGI.

"Ecce tabernaculum Dei cum hominibus! Et habitabit cum eis, et ipsi populus eius erunt, et ipse Deus cum eis erit eorum Deus; et absterget omnem lacrimam ab oculis eorum, et mors ultra non erit, neque luctus neque clamor neque dolor erit ultra, quae prima abierunt ", Revelation 21:3 - 4.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Reactionary Clergy Members Leave Church Of England

Itaque, quae pacis sunt, sectemur et quae aedificationis sunt in invicem. (Romans 14:19)

More than 1300 clergy members, including 11 serving Bishops, have written to the Archbishops of Canterbury and York to say that they will defect from the Church of England if women are consecrated Bishops, see http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,23951652-2703,00.html.

This is indeed brilliant news.

There is no room for evil reactionaries in the Temple of God.

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

If these evil clergy members and women oppressors want to promote their selfish and fascistoid ideology, which hates women in general and is contrary to the New Testament in particular, I am sure there are plenty of other backward Religious organizations, which will receive them with open arms.

But how could the Church of England accept that such rotten individuals were allowed in as members to the Holy Office in the first place?

We must remember that the early Church had many prominent women leaders.

In the New Testament, God both called and used women as Preachers.

For example, Priscilla and Aquila - a married couple - both acted in the role of Priest to a man from Alexandria, see Acts 18:24 - 26.

The command to God's servants to "preach the gospel" in Mark 16:15, is to both female and male, because "God is no respecter of persons", see Acts 10:34, and Romans 2:11.

The Apostle Peter, who was married, understood that some women are given the gift of being great and effective Priests, compare with 1 Peter 4:10 - 11.

Other examples from the New Testament, which support the ordination of women, are when the Apostle Paul refers to Phebe as a Minister of the Church at Cenchrea, see Romans 16:1, and, when Paul commends the female Apostle Junia, as outstanding among the Apostles, see Romans 16:7.

Philip the Evangelist had furthermore four daughters who were Prophetesses, see Acts 21:9.

In the history of the Church, it is worth to mention Saint Walpurga, or Valborg, born in Wessex - one of the Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms that preceded the Kingdom of England - in 710.

Saint Walpurga Christianized Belgium and Germany, and is the patroness of for example Antwerp here in Belgium, and she is also celebrated in Bavaria.

Saint Walpurga, or Valborg, was canonized on 1 May 870 by Pope Adrian II, and the Swedish, Finnish, and German calendar commemorates the translation of her relics on 1 May, see http://ohlundonline.blogspot.com/2008/04/happy-walpurgis-night.html.

The examples above explain and give more than enough theological reasons why women should be able to be ordained Bishop in England, just like they already are in for example Scandinavia.

Watch "The World Is Just Awesome", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5BxymuiAxQ.

"Semper discentes et numquam ad scientiam veritatis pervenientes", 2 Timothy 3:7.

EU's Real Problem Is Lack Of Sound Religion

Si ergo Filius vos liberaverit, vere liberi eritis. (John 8:36)

On Tuesday 1 July, France takes over the EU Presidency for the next six months.

In the run up to its Presidency, France has made no secret of its desire to boost defense policy in the EU bloc.

In a major speech on 17 June, Mr Sarkozy spoke of a making "the first step towards a genuine revival of European defense".

But France's six month term will operate under the twin black clouds of Ireland's rejection of the EU Lisbon Treaty, and the rising discontent among European citizens about the recent hikes in food and fuel prices.

The uncertainty created by the Lisbon Treaty means that even more focus will be put on France's idea of a Mediterranean Union as another of its major plans.

Sarkozy was hoping to lead the European Union into a new era of strength and unity, but Ireland's rejection of a key treaty, meant to streamline EU decision-making has all but thwarted his ambitious agenda.

"Something isn't right. Something isn't right at all", Sarkozy said.

Well, the real problem is the lack of sound Christian religion in the EU and in the world.

The New Testament system builds upon the Law of love and grace.

The Old Testament Prophets declared that there would come a new Law from God, see Isaiah 2:3, and Jeremiah 31:31.

"For if that first covenant had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the second", see Hebrews 8:7.

This is the reason why the New Testament speaks of the Law of Christ, see Galatians 6:2, and 1 Corinthians 9:21.

"But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed", see James 1:25.

Christ said that worship must be rendered to God in spirit and in truth, see John 4:24, and that the word of God is truth, see John 17:17.

Accordingly, Paul affirmed that the true people of God, are those who worship God in the Spirit, see Philippians 3:3, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, see Ephesians 6:17.

The New Testament Law is the Supreme Law, see Matthew 5:18, and it has replaced the Old Testament Law, compare with Luke 16:16, 2 Corinthians 3:11, and Hebrews 8:7.

"But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you", see 1 Peter 1:25.

Watch Miley Cyrus in "7 Things", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hr0Wv5DJhuk.

"Hac libertate nos Christus liberavit; state igitur et nolite iterum iugo servitutis contineri", Galatians 5:1.