Sunday, November 30, 2008
Hac libertate nos Christus liberavit; state igitur et nolite iterum iugo servitutis detineri. (Galatians 5:1)
Moshe, on the picture above, had to celebrate his two-year-old birthday yesterday as orphan.
The television images grabbed the whole world:
In clothes covered with blood, gripping a light blue cuddly toy, and with a stunned facial expression, little Moshe was carried out of the carnage at the Jewish center in Mumbai.
He was found standing in his parents' blood.
Moshe's father, Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg, 29, managed to cover his wife Rivka, 28, with a tallit - a Jewish prayer shawl - moments before he was killed.
"Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ", see Titus 2:13.
Donald Douglas reports the bodies of the two other women, who were killed along with Rivka Holtzberg, were found tied with telephone cables. The women had apparently been bound before they were killed.
The places the killers struck - luxury hotels, the Chabad Jewish center, a railway station, and a hospital for women and children - represent Liberty and Jews, something Muslims deeply hate and resent.
Islamic websites accordingly rejoice over the Mumbai attacks, and were swamped with messages from people who were celebrating the devastating Mumbai attacks.
There were commentaries such as: "Oh Allah, destroy the Hindus and do it in the worst of ways", and, "The battle that is underway in Mumbai is a battle for Allah between its servants and the infidels".
Only about five thousand Jews live in Mumbai, a city of over 18 million people.
The entire country of India - with a staggering population of over 1.1 billion people - has only about 15 thousand Jews, the percentage of Jews in India is 0.00136% or just over one thousandth of one percent.
I agree with Donald Douglas that the attacks not were driven by "a climate of poverty and ignorance, helplessness and despair".
The attacks were driven by Muslim religionists, who stand true to the values of the Koran. This is also the reason why these terror attacks must be strongly condemned.
Many here in Europe had big hopes that President Bush would uproot Islam from the world, and make our planet a safer place.
What we see today, after 8 years with President Bush, is that the two wars in Afghanistan and Iraq instead have made the Western world bancrupt.
The West has lost most of its money and wealth because of these wars, entire countries like Iceland are bancrupt, the dollar is about to fail, and the entire world is transformed into a more dangerous place than ever before.
But when will our politicians address the real problem, which is Islam?
"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 9:4 - 5.
"Qui autem perspexerit in lege perfecta libertatis et permanserit, non auditor obliviosus factus sed factor operis, hic beatus in facto suo erit", James 1:25.
Et nolite contristare Spiritum Sanctum Dei, in quo signati estis in die redemptionis. (Ephesians 4:30)
A 60-hour terror rampage across India's financial capital ended Saturday after Indian Commandos gunned down the remaining three militants at the Taj Mahal hotel.
At least 195 people died.
Church leaders including the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Pope have unanimously condemned the attack.
Joseph Dias, general secretary of the Mumbai-based Catholic Secular Forum, said: "The terror attacks have shaken the Church in the city".
Dias said: The Church should take a proactive role to broker peace and harmony, adding that his group would try to reach out to the victims and counter the efforts of terrorists trying to disturb peace in India.
The horror-stricken people of Mumbai need not only the Churches, but also world governments, to strongly condemn the terrorist attacks in India.
This is Indias 9/11, and the group that is responsible for this mass atrocity is Muslim.
Will the "Kings of the East", see Revelation 16:12, respond in a similar way as the Americans to this terrorist attack, by invading the Middle East?
"In omnibus gratias agite; haec enim voluntas Dei est in Christo Iesu in omnibus vobis", 1 Thessalonians 5:18.
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Terroresque de caelo et signa magna erunt. (Luke 21:11)
While the death toll in India rises - according to recent data 160 people are dead and 327 injured - the Indian army has still not full control of the situation at the Taj Mahal hotel in Mumbai.
At least three U.S. citizens, including a Brooklyn rabbi, were killed in militant attacks in the Indian capital Mumbai and the State Department says more Americans are at risk.
The death toll from attacks in nine locations is 160 - including three Germans, an Italian, an Australian and one Chinese among the at least 15 foreigners killed - with a further 327 injured.
One or more of the bombers have entrenched themselves in the hotel Taj Mahal and several grenades have been thrown against the building in an attempt to get the terrorists to give up.
The Indian army is allegedly surprised of the hard resistance they encounter from the hotel.
Besides attacking hotels, railroad stations, and other major places, these bombers took the time to find out where dozen or so Jews in Mumbai would hang out just to kill Jews.
At the Jewish Institute, Indian special forces tried to free at least six Israelis who were held hostage.
The end, however, will be far from happy. Five dead hostages have been found. They are of Israeli nationality.
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh claims that the attack is carried out by groups with bases in neighboring countries - a phrase that usually indicate Pakistani involvement. Foreign Minister Pranab Mukherjee said groups in Pakistan are responsible for the attacks.
But we should not jump to hasty conclusions.
Remember that 15 out of 19 hijackers on Wednesday Sept. 11 were Saudis, but yet we are told Saudi Arabia had nothing to do with the September 11 attacks.
"Nam principes non sunt timori boni operis sed mali. Vis autem non timere potestatem? Bonum fac, et habebis laudem ex illa", Romans 13:3.
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Vigilate itaque omni tempore orantes, ut digni habeamini fugere ista omnia, quae futura sunt, et stare ante Filium hominis. (Luke 21:36)
The Christian Post reports that the Coptic Pope orders no prayer in a Church building in Cairo, after 20.000 Muslims attacked one thousand Christians trapped inside the Coptic Orthodox Church of the Virgin Mary in West Ain Shams, Cairo.
Witnesses said the mob included children from as young as 8-years old, to men of over 50-years old, in addition to women.
The Church building was originally a factory that was adapted into its present state, the matter which took over five years to complete and to get the necessary permissions from the authorities to have a Church established.
Human rights organizations and lawyers were refused entry into the besieged Church.
There are an estimated 10 million Copts in Egypt, or the equivalent of about 10 percent of the population.
The Coptic population, or the Orthodox Christians of Egypt, is the largest group of Christians in the Middle East.
"Pray without ceasing", see 1 Thessalonians 5:17.
"Praedica verbum, insta oportune, inportune, argue, obsecra, increpa, in omni patientia et doctrina", 2 Timothy 4:2.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Dei enim minister est tibi in bonum. Si autem male feceris, time; non enim sine causa gladium portat; Dei enim minister est, vindex in iram ei, qui malum agit. (Romans 13:4)
Sky News reports that a U.S. judge has decided to make the punishment fit the crime by forcing noisy people to listen to Barry Manilow songs.
Judge Paul Sacco introduced the new form of sentence after becoming fed up dealing with repeat offenders.
The usual practice of fining these offenders was not proving to be a deterrent, so he decided to give them a dose of their own medicine and make them listen to his musical selection at high volume for one hour.
"This is a way, when I look back, of teaching manners to people", Sacco, a judge from Fort Lupton Municipal Court in Colorado, told Reuters Television.
I think judge Sacco is a very good judge, and I commend him for his wisdom to give these offenders a taste of their own medicine.
Judge Sacco said the scheme has been far more successful in cutting down repeat offenders than the previous system of fines.
"Scimus enim eum, qui dixit: 'Mihi vindictam, ego reddam', et iterum: 'Iudicabit Dominus populum suum'. Horrendum est incidere in manus Dei viventis", Hebrews 10:30 - 31.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Ipse Spiritus testimonium reddit spiritui nostro, quod sumus filii Dei. (Romans 8:16)
Rapture Ready News reports that Ex-Muslim Egyptian born Nonie Darwish, the founder of Arabs for Israel, fears that Barack Obama could add to the anti-Israel feelings in America, according to IsraelNationalNews.
Darwish states: "Loving the Israeli people does not mean I hate Arabs; they are my family".
Darwish asks concerning the terrorists attacks 9/11: "How could my people, the Arab and Muslim people, accuse the Jewish people of something we know very well that we did ourselves?".
Darwish is an outspoken critic of the culture she came from.
When it comes to the hatred most Muslims have for Jews, she says it is even worse than the hatred the Nazis had for the Jews.
Darwish says: "It isn't a societal thing, it's a religious thing. It's intrinsic to their lives because it isn't a human command to kill Jews, it's the word of Allah".
I think Darwish point is very important.
When it comes to politics, you may have very great respect for the Russian President or for the U.S. President. You may even think Adolf Hitler was a fabulous political leader, or that Joseph Stalin was the greatest politician of the last century.
But political leaders are never believed in or revered as Gods.
We know they hold the power for a few years, and then eventually people get tired of their mistakes, broken promises, and shortcomings, and someone else will replace them with a better, different, and new political agenda.
When Nonie Darwish says that the hatred the Muslims have for Jews even is worse than the hatred the Nazis had for them, because it is a religious thing, I think she has put her finger on the core issue of the whole Middle East dilemma.
This is not just another political question, but this is about religion, because the Muslim God, Allah, orders the extermination of all Jews.
Nonie Darwish is a very brave and courageous woman all Arabs should be very proud of, since she dedicates her life to exposing the false accusations against the Jews which the Arab nations are promoting.
"Iudaei quoque et proselyti, Cretes et Arabes, audivimus loquentes eos nostris linguis magnalia Dei", Acts 2:11.
Monday, November 24, 2008
Quae et loquimur non in doctis humanae sapientiae verbis sed in doctrina Spiritus, spiritalibus spiritalia comparantes. (1 Corinthians 2:13)
We have heard of the southernization of America.
Prosperity in America is obviously coming to the South, and poverty is no longer one of its distinctions.
The religious right in America also emerged from the South.
If only southern Europe could be like this! The South must be the best place to live in the world!
I think that the wealth of a country is defined by its religious beliefs.
In Europe the richest countries are Protestant countries, followed by Catholic countries.
But the poorest countries in Europe are Christian Orthodox countries, with the exception of some Muslim enclaves, which are even poorer.
This is due to the fact that Catholics and Orthodox lack morals in general, and also lack work ethics.
Employers are also bandits in non-Protestant countries.
I come from Sweden, which is a Protestant country and rather socialist, contrary to Belgium, where I live now, and which is Catholic and rather capitalist.
I perceive that the religious beliefs of a people is more important than their political beliefs, when it comes for a country to be equal, modern, and wealthy.
How strange it may sound: a Protestant socialist country is to prefer before a Catholic capitalist country, because of the religious system.
But beware of Catholic socialists!
The justice and legislation is better and fairer in Protestant countries than in Catholic countries.
Why is it that almost 40 percent of people here in Catholic southern Belgium are unemployed, for women the figure is 58 percent, when unemployment is less than 5 percent in Sweden?
And why do people here still vote for the same politicians, election after election, who for decades have been completely incompetent to come up with reasonable policies and solutions for creating wealth?
I think the reason for the unemployment in Belgium and other Catholic countries is quite obvious.
The Catholic organizations want shops and malls to be closed during the weekends and promote people to be improductive and lazy.
In Sweden many shops are open even on Sundays.
However, do not misunderstand things, there are more vacation days in Sweden than in Belgium, and lunch breaks in general in Sweden are longer for example, which is part of the national legislation.
So there is consequently also less abuse of the work force in Protestant countries, compared to Catholic countries!
If you have an errand to the bank or the post office in the afternoon, and even sometimes during the evening, you will often find it open in Sweden, whereas the opening hours in Belgium often are 9h00 - 13h00 weekdays - and that's it!
There is no wonder there is high unemployment in Belgium, when every shop always is closed!
I feel sorry for Belgium to be Catholic, and historically it is furthermore the lost Israeli tribe of Benjamin.
Anyway, no Protestant country need ever to be afraid to lose any war against a Catholic or Muslim country, because Protestants have better work ethics, better morals, and are used to organize and take responsibility to arrange whatever problem may occur to a much larger extent.
I do not hate Catholics, and besides my maternal grandmother was Catholic and of Italian descent, even if she was born in Cairo, Egypt.
"Sciens hoc quia iusto lex non est posita sed iniustis et non subditis, impiis et peccatoribus, sceleratis et contaminatis, patricidis et matricidis, homicidis, fornicariis, masculorum concubitoribus, plagiariis, mendacibus, periuris, et si quid aliud sanae doctrinae adversatur, quae est secundum evangelium gloriae beati Dei, quod creditum est mihi", 1 Timothy 1:9 - 11.
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Vos autem recessistis de via
et scandalizastis plurimos in lege;
irritum fecistis pactum Levi,
dicit Dominus exercituum.
According to Jimmy DeYoung in Bible Prophecy Today, Israel's President Shimon Peres says Israel is on the verge of a Civil War.
Peres told the British Parliament, during a state visit, that dismantling the Jewish settlements in Judea and Samaria could cause Civil War in Israel.
DeYoung says the Israeli President believes that the Jewish settlers will go to war before they destroy their homes and leave Judea and Samaria, a portion of Israel, that the Jewish settlers accurately believe is God given.
Apparently the former Prime Minister of Israel, Ariel Sharon, also told the United States President George Bush several years ago that Israel was about to go to a Civil War.
Right now there is a state within a state in Israel. And as DeYoung points out, the "two sticks" in Ezekiel 37:16 - Israel and Judah - are the two states that will be in existence at the time of the return of Jesus Christ after the seven year Tribulation period.
The potential for a Civil War in Israel comes from recent Israeli government decisions to evacuate Jewish settlements in the Gaza Strip, and plans to do the same in Judea and Samaria.
"Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand", see Matthew 12:25, and compare with Revelation 11:2.
The U.S. could play an important role in defusing the situation, by diminishing the pressure on Israel from all its hostile neighbor countries.
What is hopeful with Obama is his educational background - that he has a law education.
I remember myself when I studied for my law degree in Stockholm, Sweden, that values and policy were more important for us law students than money, contrary to the students of economics.
I hope Obama will have good economic advisors, but with his law background I hope his priority will be justice, law, and order, rather than filthy lucre, compare with 1 Peter 5:2.
And when you live in a just and ordered society, then as a result, the economy thrives and there is prosperity.
Hopefully, with Hillary Clinton as new U.S. Secretary of State, Israel will be given back the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, so that the Third Temple indeed finally can be built, compare with Revelation 11:1.
"Qui sunt Israhelitae, quorum adoptio est filiorum et gloria et testamenta et legislatio et obsequium et promissa", Romans 9:4.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Audituri autem estis proelia et opiniones proeliorum. Videte, ne turbemini; oportet enim haec fieri, sed nondum est finis. (Matthew 24:6)
Is there something really really bad going on?
The United States has begun an astonishing "general mobilization" of all retired or honorably discharged military members from all branches of the service!
According to Hal Turner letters have gone out to several million former soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines, because there will be another huge war within the first 6 months of 2009, or, the U.S. government will collapse and they fear being forcibly overthrown by hostile citizens angry at losing everything.
In the USA, 95 million law-abiding citizens own over 212 million lawful firearms. If only ten percent of those gun owners were to rise-up to overthrow the government, the entire Army, Navy Air Force, and Marines would still be outnumbered more than ten to one - even with this general mobilization!
To give you an idea of how incredible this is, the last time the United States made a "general mobilization" was in December, 1941.
General mobilization orders usually take 120 days to show an effect, which translates into late February, early March, 2009.
Hal Turner says this time frame fits with his prediction that the United States government will financially collapse by the end of February and de-monetize the U.S. dollar as a currency, wiping-out the life savings of every citizen and paving the way for introduction of the Amero to replace the dollar.
"Vestri autem et capilli capitis omnes numerati sunt", Matthew 10:30.
Hic erit magnus et Filius Altissimi vocabitur, et dabit illi Dominus Deus sedem David patris eius, et regnabit in domo Iacob in aeternum, et regni eius non erit finis. (Luke 1:32 - 33)
Fox reports that there are "thousands and thousands" of people who believe that there is "a gathering storm" that will result in the end of the world in the year 2012.
"Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away", see Luke 21:33.
While theories vary as to why 2012, in particular, is believed by some to represent the world's end, most say it is the end of the Mayan calendar.
"And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all", see Luke 17:26 - 27.
Some are optimistic about the Apocalypse, saying they no longer want to live in the modern world.
UPI says Petra Faile told de Volkskrant: "You know, maybe it's really not that bad that the Netherlands will be destroyed. I don't like it here anymore. Take immigration, for example. They keep letting people in. And then we have to build more houses, which makes the Netherlands even heavier. The country will sink even lower, which will make the flooding worse".
Nevertheless, we are told in the New Testament that the world never will end.
"And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened", Matthew 24:22.
But we are at the end of our present era, which will be replaced by the 1000 Year Millennium Kingdom and the Golden Age!
"Unto him be glory in the Church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen", see Ephesians 3:21.
"Et nox ultra non erit, et non egebunt lumine lucernae neque lumine solis, quoniam Dominus Deus inluminat illos, et regnabunt in saecula saeculorum", Revelation 22:5.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Qui eripuit nos de potestate tenebrarum et transtulit in regnum Filii dilectionis suae. (Colossians 1:13)
"They didn't say anything. They just stopped the motorbike and one of the guys threw acid on us and they went away", Ibrahimi said in a telephone interview.
The acid ate through the cloth covering Ibrahimi's face and left burns down her left cheek. The acid also burned her mother's hand.
"I am worried that I will have scars on my face", said Ibrahimi, who is 19 years old and not married.
Fifteen people were hit with acid in all, including four teachers, when men on motorcycles attacked the girls and teachers with acid.
The men squirted the acid from water bottles onto three groups of students and teachers walking to school Wednesday, principal Mehmood Qaderi said.
Some of the girls have burns only on their school uniforms, but others will have scars on their faces.
The United Nations calls the attack "a hideous crime". I strongly agree.
We should give importance to girls' education.
"They don't want us go to school. They don't like education", said Susan Ibrahimi, who started teaching at Mirwais Mena four months ago. She and her mother, also a teacher at the school, were wearing burqas on their walk to work when the motorbike stopped next to them.
In Wednesday's attack, three young women were hospitalized for burns. Two were released Thursday morning, but 17-year-old Shamsia Husainai was still lying on a hospital bed unable to open her eyes. Her brother Masood Morbi said her body shook about every 10 seconds.
Ibrahimi, the young teacher who was burned, said she and her mother stayed home.
"Yesterday we didn't go to school. Today we didn't go to school. I don't know about the future", she said.
"Carissime, de omnibus orationem facio prospere te ingredi et valere, sicut prospere agit anima tua", 3 John 1:2.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Haec locutus sum vobis, ut in me pacem habeatis; in mundo pressuram habetis, sed confidite, ego vici mundum. (John 16:33)
Pope Benedict XVI emphasized the need to educate lay Catholics to play their proper role in building a world of justice, charity and protection of human rights, when he met with members of the Pontifical Council for the Laity Nov. 15.
The Pope said that the Catholic Church must strengthen its efforts to educate and assist lay Catholics involved in politics so that the positions they hold and the policies they promote reflect the values of the faith they profess.
The Pope said: "In a special way, I reaffirm the necessity and urgency of the evangelical formation and pastoral accompaniment of a new generation of Catholics involved in politics, that they would be coherent with their professed faith", morally upright, professional and passionate about serving the common good.
The Pope continued and said laypeople are called to fulfill their mission as followers and witnesses to Christ in government, social life, workplaces, schools, and families.
Pope Benedict XVI concluded: "Every environment, circumstance and activity in which we hope will shine the unity between faith and life is entrusted to the responsibility of the lay faithful, moved by a desire to communicate the gift of encountering Christ and the certainty of the dignity of the human person".
After praising the dignity and participation of women in the Church and in the world, the Pope said that in a world where so many people are not aware of the beauty of the truth and the joy of being Christian, the Church relies on laypeople to share "the treasure of grace and holiness, charity, doctrine, culture, and works that make up the Catholic tradition".
"Propter quod et Deus illum exaltavit
et donavit illi nomen,
super omne nomen,
ut in nomine Iesu omne genu flectat
caelestium et terrestrium et infernorum,
et omnis lingua confiteatur
quia Dominus Iesus Christus,
in gloria est Dei Patris",
Philippians 2:9 - 11.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Sed firmum fundamentum Dei stetit habens signaculum hoc: cognovit Dominus, qui sunt eius, et discedat ab iniquitate omnis, qui nominat nomen Domini. (2 Timothy 2:19)
Jerusalem Post reports that a mosaic floor, that was likely the remains of a Church, has been found under the Aksa mosque, according to photo archives of a British archaeologist.
Israeli archaeologist Zachi Zweig uncovered the photographs in the British archaeological archives that are kept at the Antiquities Authority in Jerusalem.
Zweig said in an address, at a Bar-Ilan University archaeological conference, that the Byzantine mosaic floor under the Aksa mosque, is "without a doubt" the remains of a public building - likely a Church - which predated the mosque.
Zweig said a similar mosaic can be found at the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem.
Rina Talgam, a mosaic expert at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, said the mosaic found on the Temple Mount is dated to the fifth to seventh centuries.
Zweig pointed out that during reconstruction work at the Aksa mosque in the 1930’s, the remains of a Byzantine mosaic floor and a mikveh - Jewish ritual bath - were discovered, but that the mikveh was located below the Byzantine floor.
This is an important and sensational discovery, which will change our views on the history of the Temple Mount.
The Jewish ritual bath would be the third we know of on the Temple Mount, and this also proves the Jewish origin of the Temple Mount.
"Angelus autem Domini descendebat secundum tempus in piscinam et movebatur aqua. Et qui primus descendisset in piscinam post motionem aquae, sanus fiebat a quacumque detinebatur infirmitate", John 5:4.
Monday, November 17, 2008
Et septimus angelus tuba cecinit, et factae sunt voces magnae in caelo dicentes: "Factum est regnum huius mundi Domini nostri et Christi eius, et regnabit in saecula saeculorum". (Revelation 11:15)
Andrei Kislyakov, who is a science commentator for the Russian News and Information Agency Novosti, says that the world geological community is warning that today's seismic activity on our planet is nothing compared with what is to come.
Recent natural disasters are caused by the Earth rotating slower around its own axis.
According to Igor Kopylov, professor at Moscow Energy Institute, this is the main reason, why our planet - a gigantic electrical machine - has had its energy balance upset.
The International Earth Rotation Service has regularly added a second or two to the length of a 24-hour day in recent years.
It has been established that when the Earth's rotation slows by one second a year, it releases a tremendous amount of heat, hundreds of times the volume of energy released by human industrial activity.
Kopylov is convinced that the Earth has entered the first phase of a global change.
Soon a great flood will sweep the whole planet.
Kislyakov writes: "If we accept that all processes on Earth run according to cosmic cycles, which, in turn, depend on the Solar System's position in our Galaxy, then humankind may be facing another Great Flood".
Jesus Christ predicted this when He said: "But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be", see Matthew 24:37 - 39.
The Solar System, including the Earth, travels through the Galaxy in spiraling elliptic paths. The cycle time for the larger spiral is 200 - 210 million years.
But for the smaller spiral, which determines minor galactic cycles, it is 26.000 years. Correspondingly, half a cycle lasts 130 centuries.
This period almost exactly coincides with the date of the last Flood, the occurrence of which was real. The myths and legends of many peoples including that of the Bible recorded the event.
The Flood has been dated rather precisely: at 11.100 B.C. If we accept that the civilized society on Earth has been developing for 400.000 years, then this period saw 30 great floods, and we are witnessing the beginnings of the thirty-first flood.
It has been predicted that our present age will end December 21 2012.
"And every living soul died in the sea", see Revelation 16:3.
Satan, that old serpent, has waited half a million years for this time to return as the Antichrist, see Revelation 12:9, 12.
But God's elect will not be carried away by the flood, see Revelation 12:15 - 16.
Kislyakov continues and says that the transitional process in the electrical machine "planet Earth" can be divided into three phases.
During the first - lasting 300 to 500 years - a relatively quick change in the direction of cross current (according to the law of electric machines) will alter the Earth's magnetic field, with the Northern magnetic pole shifting to the eastern part of the Arctic Ocean. This change in the Earth's magnetic field is accompanied by strong magnetic storms, earthquakes and disastrous atmospheric events caused by a change in the circulation of oceanic waters and the atmosphere.
The change in the magnetic field leads to changes in the Earth's ozone layer, which cause abrupt leaps in the biosphere's evolution owing to the altered level of radiation. As the average temperature of the planet rises, ice glaciers begin to thaw, raising ocean levels across the world.
"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.
The first, "warm" phase of the transitional period is the shortest and most active. This period witnesses a relatively fast braking of the planet and the release of tremendous amounts of heat, leading to global warming.
"And there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great", see Revelation 16:18.
In the second phase, the magnetic field will stabilize. The Earth will slowly increase its speed of rotation, and the electrical machine "Earth" will revert to near normal speed. The increased speed of rotation will bring on a cold spell, the ice glaciers will regain their mass, and the oceans will displace their former volumes.
"And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years", see Revelation 20:4.
In the third phase, the transitional period will end, the speed of Earth rotation will stabilize, and the planet's energy balance will return to the conditions of previous millennia.
"And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever", see Revelation 22:5.
"Et apertum est templum Dei in caelo, et visa est arca testamenti eius in templo eius; et facta sunt fulgora et voces et terraemotus et grando magna", Revelation 11:19.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Duri cervice et incircumcisi cordibus et auribus, vos semper Spiritui Sancto resistitis; sicut patres vestri, et vos. (Acts 7:51)
Archaeologists have discovered what they believe to be the largest ancient Christian Church in Syria, according to BBC.
The remains of the building, thought to date back some 1.500 years, were found in Palmyra in central Syria.
A small amphitheatre and two rooms for Christian rituals were also found on the site of the Church.
Palmyra, 220km (135 miles) north-east of Damascus, was an important Roman-era desert stop for caravans travelling to Mesopotamia and Persia.
Much of the city was destroyed by the Romans in the third century, in revenge for rebelling against their rule under Syrian Queen Zenobia.
The site remains a treasure trove for archaeologists.
The director of Palmyra museum, Walid Assad, said the latest find by Syrian and Polish archaeologists was the fourth Church to be discovered in Palmyra - and the largest in Syria.
Its base measures 12m by 24m (39ft by 79ft) with 6m-high (20ft) columns, the AFP news agency reports.
Assad told AFP: "Christianity came to Palmyra in the year 312, at a time when Christians had begun to build Churches. And this one is huge - the biggest ever found in Syria. It dates back to the fourth or fifth centuries after Jesus Christ".
Assad said archaeologists found two rooms on one side of the building and an amphitheatre in the courtyard that may have been used for baptisms, prayers, and other religious ceremonies.
He that believeth in Christ is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God, see John 3:18.
"Vae, filii desertores, dicit Dominus,
ut faceretis consilium et non ex me,
et ordiremini telam et non per Spiritum meum,
ut adderetur peccatum super peccatum!", Isaiah 30:1.
Argentum eorum foris proicietur, et aurum eorum in sterquilinium erit; argentum eorum et aurum eorum non valebit liberare eos in die furoris Domini; animam suam non saturabunt, et ventres eorum non implebuntur, quia scandalum iniquitatis eorum factum est. (Ezekiel 7:19)
Hal Turner claims the dollar is short lived and that the new American currency will be the Amero.
The Amero is minted in Denver and is already in existence.
Turner claims that the dollar will soon reach a point when it becomes worthless, and the Chinese who own nearly two and a half trillion U.S. dollars will be compensated in Ameros.
In fact many claim the U.S. sent 800 billion Ameros to China to ease their worries, as a preparation for the coming currency crisis, which will de-monetize the U.S. dollar.
"For in one hour so great riches is come to nought", see Revelation 18:17.
The U.S. Secretary of the Treasury sent China these new coins as future payment of debt and they represent the merger of the North American continent.
The U.S., Mexico, and Canada, will form the North American Union, and the Ameros will become the currency of this new monetary Union.
Hal Turner says: "The money changers that Jesus Christ drew out of the Temple two thousand years ago, well, their descendants are still around, and they've got plans to loot every single one of us".
The dollars people own when this occurs, will become pennies on the Ameros.
Jesus said: "It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves", see Matthew 21:13.
When you ponder how to park your current savings, remember that governments seized all gold in the last depression, but nevertheless pick something that has value in any country.
"In that day a man shall cast his idols of silver, and his idols of gold, which they made each one for himself to worship, to the moles and to the bats", see Isaiah 2:20.
Get ready for the North American Union and the Ameros!
"Age nunc, divites, plorate ululantes in miseriis, quae advenient vobis", James 5:1.
Friday, November 14, 2008
Et audivi tamquam vocem in medio quattuor animalium dicentem: "Bilibris tritici denario, et tres bilibres hordei denario; et vinum et oleum ne laeseris". (Revelation 6:6)
The standad currency of the world is oil.
Baptist Pastor Lindsey Williams says that in the early 60's crude oil was chosen as a method to control the world.
What we pay at the gas pump is a form of taxation.
When gas prices at the gas pumps in California will be 5 dollars a gallon, the high standard of living in America will be gone.
But to let people in for example California buy cheap oil from Alaska for a dollar per gallon, which is possible, since it only costs 3 dollar per barrel to get the oil up out of the ground, would collapse the U.S. economy.
The U.S. national debt, as well as unpaid third world loans, have to be paid, and this is the reason why a gallon of gas must cost more than 5 dollars at the gas pump in the near future.
There was a designed plan, when former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger promised the Arabs to buy oil from them.
They had in return to denominate all oil sales in dollars, and take a certain portion of the U.S. dollars the Americans had bought oil for, to buy the U.S. national debt.
Today Saudi-Arabia and the oil producing countries of the world have no choice. They must denominate all oil transactions in U.S. dollars and buy a portion of the U.S. national debt.
This is also the only thing which keeps the U.S. dollar afloat today.
But two countries refused to sign the deal - Iraq and Iran, which have the second and third largest oil fields on the Earth.
According to Lindsey Williams, this is the reason why the U.S. wanted an excuse for the Iraq war, and to topple Saddam.
Through diplomatic channels during February to May 1990, Saddam was told the U.S. would not intervene if Iraq took back its former province Kuwait.
This was a clever setup. And when Saddam invaded Iraq on August 1th 1990, the excuse came to topple Saddam.
But George Bush Senior did not get reelected so he had to get his son elected President in order to finish the job.
Whatever oil is denominated in, will determine what the standard currency of the world is.
An unsuccessful war in Iraq would end the superpower status of the U.S., because the U.S. dollar would then become worthless.
The problems the U.S. has with Iraq and Iran is clearly seen with the U.S. one dollar bill, which does not buy a silver dollar at a bank anymore, but which the one dollar bill was intended to do.
IMF and the Worldbank are the profitmakers, and anytime the price of a gallon of gas is over two dollars a gallon at a gas pump, those people who control the world - not the oil companies - make over 60 billion dollars per year.
Iran, which is the the third largest oil field in the world, plans to flood the world with cheap oil, and denominates all oil transactions in Euros.
This will ultimately collapse the U.S. dollar and make it worthless.
Something will therefore be done to Iran, because Iran will otherwise undercut everybody in the world on oil sales.
Iran has a lunatic leadership, which hates Israel, and a lot of people protests against Iran's discrimination of women, because more than 90 percent of the prison population in Iran is made up of women.
This situation obviously suits any U.S. administration very well, because it will have the full sympathy of the whole world, at the moment for the planned conflict with Iran.
Iran does everything it can to develop nuclear arms, but to no avail, because Israel is God's solution for the world.
No new refineries have been built in the U.S. for the past 20 years, and from 321 refineries in 1984, there are only 149 left today.
But it is impossible for any American administration to allow the enormous amount of oil from the north slope of Alaska to flood the American market.
If the oil producing countries of the world, who signed the deal with Henry Kissinger, saw that the U.S. would break the deal to buy their oil, they would not longer feel obligated to take a certion portion of everything given to them in payment for oil, and turn around and buy the U.S. national debt.
This would collapse the U.S. dollar.
"Et dixit: 'Isti sunt duo filii olei, qui adsistunt Dominatori universae terrae' ", Zechariah 4:14.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Exsurget autem gens super gentem, et regnum super regnum, erunt terraemotus per loca, et fames; initium dolorum haec. (Marc 13:8)
Thomas Beatie, the World’s First "Pregnant Man", is expecting a second child with his wife Nancy.
The couple will make the shocking announcement in their first interview since the birth of their daughter, Susan, this past summer, with Barbara Walters this Friday, the veteran newswoman revealed on The View Thursday.
We remember that when Thomas Beatie was pregnant with his first child he said: "Unfortunately there is no such thing as man-ternity clothes".
After giving birth to his baby girl Susan, Thomas Beatie said: "The only thing different about me is that I can’t breastfeed my baby".
The new baby is due in June, and we are speechless - again!
The Beaties meet Barbara Walters on the ABC News Special, "What Is a Man, What Is a Woman? Journey of a Pregnant Man", airing Friday on 20/20 at 10 p.m. ET.
"Si quis ergo in Christo, nova creatura; vetera transierunt, ecce, facta sunt nova", 2 Corinthians 5:17.
Et ego dico tibi: Tu es Petrus, et super hanc petram aedificabo Ecclesiam meam; et portae inferi non praevalebunt adversum eam. (Matthew 16:18)
Poor Russians steal Churches - brick by brick.
In poorer, rural regions in Russia, vandals, or petty thieves regularly steal gilded icons or donations from Churches, and sell them for alcohol or drugs.
Father Vitaly, a spokesman for the local Russian Orthodox Church in a central Russian region, told Reuters that an entire Church - The Church of Christ's Resurrection - which was built in 1809 in the central Russian village of Komarovo, now has been stolen by local villagers brick by brick in early October.
Orthodox Priest Vitaly of the Ivanovo-Voskresenskaya diocese says villagers apparently sold it to a local businessman for one ruble (= 4 cents) per brick.
The 200-year-old building, which no longer had its icons and other religious valuables, was a school for disabled children during the Soviet era, before it was closed down in 1998 and turned over to the Church.
Vitaly said police were investigating the theft.
Father Vitaly added: "This is not an isolated case. In many villages in central Russia, sites of historical interest are being dismantled, and people suffer by being deprived of their cultural heritage".
"Et tibi dabo claves regni caelorum; et quodcumque ligaveris super terram, erit ligatum in caelis, et quodcumque solveris super terram, erit solutum in caelis", Matthew 16:19.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
O altitudo divitiarum et sapientiae et scientiae Dei! Quam inconprehensibilia sunt iudicia eius, et investigabiles viae eius! (Romans 11:33)
The Art Newspaper reports officials are disputing recent reports that the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, one of Christianity’s holiest shrines, is at risk because of a crumbling Ethiopian Orthodox monastery on its roof.
Franciscan monk Father Athanasius Macora of the Custody of the Holy Land told The Art Newspaper that headlines across Israel and Europe in recent weeks making these charges were "erroneous" and "exaggerated".
Father Athanasius said: "The huts on Deir el-Sultan where the Ethiopian monks live are in very bad shape, but the idea that the huts could knock down the Church of the Holy Sepulchre is absurd".
The Deir al-Sultan monastery was built on part of the main Church roof more than 1.000 years ago.
The modest collection of small rooms has been occupied by monks from the Ethiopian Orthodox Church since 1808.
The Greek Orthodox, Armenian Orthodox, and Franciscan Catholic Churches oversee and share the major rites at the ancient Holy Sepulcher complex, where the crucifixion, burial, and ascension of Jesus is believed to have taken place, according to Christian tradition.
Ethiopian Orthodox, Coptic Orthodox, and Syrian Orthodox Churches also have minor rites there. Unique in the history of Churches, eastern and western religions share the spaces, authority and property.
The Israeli government finds that the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem violates health and safety rules because it has only one exit.
Israel says an emergency exit must be built, because if there was a fire inside the Church near the door, people inside would have no way of escaping.
Yes, and you would also expect a Church to be more intelligently designed.
But while the different Christian communities at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher rarely agree among themselves, they are unanimous in their opposition to the building of a second door.
Apparently, these Christian communities do not care about the security and welfare of all the visiting pilgrims and tourists, and are also completely indifferent to loss of any life.
Of course the Israeli government is right, and I would not be surprised if these sects also oppose Christ's Two Witnesses, and the return of Jesus Christ Himself as well.
It is really striking how these various denominations constantly are squabbling over the management of the Holy Sepulcher.
If these sects really believed in Jesus Christ, peace, reconciliation and love, they would be able to work out a sensible way of going about things. But they are in fact worse than pagans!
Because of a long history of conflicts between the orders, Jewish Israeli police man the security, and Muslim families hold the key to the only entrance. The Ottoman authorities in 1852 tried to resolve the infighting by outlining details of worship and property rights in the dozens of internal chapels and halls.
A few days ago monks were arrested after fighting in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.
"Fructus autem Spiritus est caritas, gaudium, pax, longanimitas, bonitas, benignitas, fides, modestia, continentia; adversus huiusmodi non est lex", Galatians 5:22 - 23.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
In die illa erit altare Domino in medio terrae Aegypti, et titulus iuxta terminum eius Domini. (Isaiah 19:19)
According to Jerusalem Post, Egypt's Secretary General of Antiques, Zahi Hawass, announced on Tuesday that archaeologists have discovered a new Pyramid under the sands of Saqqara, an ancient burial site that remains largely unexplored and has yielded a string of unearthed Pyramids in recent years.
According to Hawass, the 4.300-year-old Pyramid is five metres high with a square base of 22 metres on each side, and is believed to belong to Queen Seshseshet, mother of King Teti, the first King of ancient Egypt's Sixth Dynasty.
All that remains of the Pyramid's square-shaped 5-meter tall structure has been buried under 25 meters of sand.
The discovery is part of the sprawling necropolis and burial site of the rulers of ancient Memphis, the capital of Egypt's Old Kingdom, about 19 kilometers south of Giza.
This is the 118th discovered Pyramid, said Hawass at a press conference.
Jesus described the cap stone or cornerstone, which is missing from the Great Pyramid, as a symbol of Himself.
"Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord's doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes?", see Matthew 21:42.
When the Hebrew letters from Isaiah 19:19, which describes the Lord's monument are added together, the sum is 5.449. This is the exact height, in inches, of the Great Pyramid. These inches are the standard of linear measurement encoded within the Great Pyramid itself.
Paul also describes the corner stone of the Great Pyramid as symbolizing Christ.
"Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone", see Ephesians 2:20.
"An nescitis quoniam membre vestra templum est Spiritus Sancti, qui in vobis est, quem habetis a Deo, et non estis vestri? Empti enim estis pretio magno! Glorificate et portate Deum in corpore vestro", 1 Corinthians 6:19 - 20.
Etenim in uno Spiritu omnes nos in unum corpus baptizati sumus, sive Iudaei sive Graeci sive servi sive liberi, et omnes unum Spiritum potati sumus. (1 Corinthians 12:13)
On Monday, President Bush welcomed President-elect Obama to the White House, and the 43rd and 44th Presidents made nice, chatting amiably as they strolled down the Colonnade and waving for the cameras before they disappeared inside for a one-on-one meeting that went nearly two hours.
President Bush, set the stage for an amiable meeting with Democrat Obama when he praised his election as "a triumph of the American story, a testament to hard work, optimism and faith in the enduring promise of our nation".
President Bush has promised to help make "America's first wartime Presidential transition in four decades" as seamless as possible.
Obama and his team are moving expeditiously to plan the transition and a post-Inauguration agenda that aides said would probably include the quick reversal of some Bush policies, such as his restrictions on stem-cell research and on oil and gas drilling.
President-elect Barack Obama vowed last night to "act swiftly to resolve", what he described as the biggest financial crisis in his lifetime, with aggressive government action to tackle joblessness.
"Quomodo vero praedicabunt nisi mittantur? Sicut scriptum est: 'Quam speciosi pedes evangelizantium pacem evangelizantium bona' ", Romans 10:15.
Sunday, November 09, 2008
Quia non est nobis conluctatio adversus carnem et sanguinem sed adversus principes et potestates, adversus mundi rectores tenebrarum harum, contra spiritalia nequitiae in caelestibus. (Ephesians 6:12)
Jerusalem Post reports police rushed into the Church of the Holy Sepulcher Sunday and arrested two Monks, after an argument between Monks erupted into a brawl next to the site of Jesus' Tomb.
The clash broke out between Armenian and Greek Orthodox Monks in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, revered as the site of Jesus' Crucifixion, Burial, and Resurrection.
It began as Armenian Clergymen marched in an annual procession commemorating the 4th-century discovery of the cross believed to have been used to crucify Jesus.
It ended with the arrival of dozens of riot policemen who separated the sides, seizing a bearded Armenian Monk in a red-and-pink robe, and a black-clad Greek Orthodox Monk, with a bloody gash on his forehead.
Both men were taken away in handcuffs.
Six Christian sects divide control of the ancient Church of the Holy Sepulcher. They regularly fight over turf and influence, and Israeli police are occasionally forced to intervene.
The feud revolves around a demand by the Greek Orthodox to post a Monk inside the Edicule - the ancient structure built on what is believed to be the Tomb of Jesus - during the Armenian procession.
The Armenians refused, and when they tried to march the Greek Orthodox Monks blocked their way.
The Greeks attacked first, said Father Pakrat of the Armenian Patriarchate, and added the Greek demand was "against the status quo arrangement and against the internal arrangement of the Holy Sepulcher".
Jesus said: "I have come to cast fire upon the earth; and how I wish it were already kindled!", see Luke 12:49.
A young Greek Orthodox Monk, Serafim, with a cut next to his left eye, said: "We were keeping resistance so that the procession could not pass through ... and establish a right that they don't have".
Serafim sustained the wound when an Armenian punched him from behind and broke his glasses.
Archbishop Aristarchos, the Chief secretary of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate, said his Monks had not initiated the violence, and added: "I'm sorry that these events happened in front of the Holy Sepulcher, which is the most Holy religious monument of Christianity".
Jesus said: "Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division: For from henceforth there shall be five in one house divided, three against two, and two against three", see Luke 12:51 - 52.
After the brawl, the Church of the Holy Sepulcher was crowded with police holding assault rifles and equipped with riot gear, standing beside Golgotha, where Jesus is believed to have been Crucified, and the long smooth stone marking the place where tradition holds His body was laid out.
Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said police were forced to intervene after fighting was reported. Rosenfeld said they arrested two Monks, one from each side.
Jerusalem Post reports the feud is only one of a bewildering array of rivalries among Churchmen in the Holy Sepulcher.
The government has long wanted to build a fire exit in the Church, which regularly fills with thousands of pilgrims and has only one main door, but the plan is on hold because the sects cannot agree where the exit will be built.
In another example, a ladder placed on a ledge over the entrance sometime in the 19th century has remained there ever since because of a dispute over who has the authority to take it down.
More recently, a spat between Ethiopian and Coptic Christians is delaying badly needed renovations to a rooftop Monastery that engineers say could collapse.
"Novos vero caelos et novam terram et promissa ipsius exspectamus, in quibus iustitia habitat", 2 Peter 3:13.
Non contemplantibus nobis, quae videntur, sed quae non videntur; quae enim videntur, temporalia sunt, quae autem non videntur, aeterna sunt. (2 Corinthians 4:18)
Hurricane Paloma destroyed hundreds of homes in Cuba, the government said Sunday, as the cyclone weakened into a tropical storm.
Yahoo! News says early damage reports are limited on Cuba, which still reels from the destruction of two recent hurricanes.
Javier Ramos told The Associated Press he rebuilt his simple wood-frame house in the town after Hurricane Ike, only to watch Hurricane Paloma flatten it again.
"At least we're alive, but my wife hasn't seen this yet", Ramos said as he scavenged bits of clothing and smashed dishes in his front yard. "I don't know how she's going to react. It's going to be terrible".
Elsewhere in town, Angel Betancourt was skinning a drowned goat.
Betancourt said: "The water was up to a meter high and the goat drowned. What else can we do? We're going to eat it".
In the nearby community of Jagua, Herienso Rondon, a 50-year-old retired day laborer, said he was still trying to repair damage from Ike when Paloma tore away his wooden house's roof and pulverized the belongings inside, including a meager bed and mattress.
Rondon said: I don't have any hope. After Hurricane Ike, government officials came to visit me, and said they had no way to help and I had to buy the wood for repairs. "I have no money", said Rondon, who gets a monthly pension of 158 pesos, about $7.50.
In an essay published in state media Saturday, former President Fidel Castro warned that Hurricane Paloma could slow Cuba's recovery from Gustav and Ike, which caused about $9.4 billion in damage and destroyed nearly a third of the island's crops.
"Et erit: omnis quicumque invocaverit nomen Domini, salvus erit", Acts 2:21.
Ab initio autem creaturae masculum et feminam fecit eos Deus. (Mark 10:6)
God's first commandment in the Bible says: "Be fruitful and multiply", see Genesis 1:28.
Black voters, traditionally among the most reliably liberal in California, voted overwhelmingly to ban same-sex marriage, and to preserve the traditional definition of marriage as that between one man and one woman.
Donald Douglas, concluded yesterday on his blog, that gay marriage not is a civil right.
Some call gay marriage "an abomination against God".
Even if we should love the sinner whilst hating the sin, it is worth remembering "that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God", see 1 Corinthians 6:9.
I remember that Barack Obama invoked the Sermon on the Mount as a reason for why he supports gay civil unions.
This is one of the reasons why I do not believe in Obama, because any sexual contact between two males - or two females - is considered adultery in God’s eyes.
If Jesus Christ was such a thorough reformer, why did He not make any mention of accepting homosexuality as well? It was because Jesus did not consider homosexuality to be holy and acceptable in God’s eyes.
Homosexuality poses a dangerous public health risk, and should therefore not be treated as a civil rights issue, but instead as a true health crisis, because people are dying of AIDS every day.
People should be protected from exposure to a deadly disease like AIDS, which is perhaps the most important health care issue of our time.
Some countries in the world do not even have enough space to bury their dead in the AIDS pandemic.
More than 25 million people have died of AIDS since 1981, and Africa has 12 million AIDS orphans.
I lived in New York City most of 1990, on the Upper West Side, and I immediately fell in love with Manhattan and New York City.
One of my best friends there, George, was unfortunately homosexual, and as a consequence of that he died of AIDS.
I remember that I told him that I believed the homosexual lifestyle is wrong, but he did not share my view concerning this subject - until the very last moments of his life.
I was not myself present when he uttered his last words, but according to those present, he said he recognized that he had himself to blame for his premature death caused by his homosexual lifestyle, which he repented from, just before dying.
From a Christian point of view, we know that Christian life gives us freedom, but we should not abuse our freedom, see 1 Corinthians 6:12.
The New Testament clearly condemns same-sex couples and homosexuality according to Romans 1:26 - 27.
"An nescitis quia iniqui regnum Dei non possidebunt? Nolite errare: neque fornicarii neque idolis servientes neque adulteri neque molles neque masculorum concubitores neque fures neque avari, non ebriosi, non maledici, non rapaces regnum Dei possidebunt", 1 Corinthians 6:9 - 10.
Multi dicent mihi in illa die: "Domine, Domine, nonne in tuo nomine prophetavimus, et in tuo nomine daemonia eiecimus, et in tuo nomine virtutes multas fecimus?". Et tunc confitebor illis quia numquam novi vos; discedite a me, qui operamini iniquitatem. Omnis ergo, qui audit verba mea haec et facit ea, assimilabitur viro sapienti, qui aedificavit domum suam supra petram. (Matthew 7:22 - 24)
We know that Jesus is the Messiah - the Christ - because He promised He would come back again:
"if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also", see John 14:3.
Jesus spoke of the signs that would prevail on Earth just prior to his coming:
"And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places", see Matthew 24:6 - 7.
Bad news as a consequence, though obviously unpleasant, is paradoxically also a cause for hope.
Christ said: "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.
"Ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake", see Matthew 24:9.
Jesus also warned His followers that there would arise "false prophets" and "false Christs":
"Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves", see Matthew 7:15.
"And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many", see Matthew 24:4 - 5.
Indeed, there is a massive deception going on in the world:
"Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ", see Colossians 2:8.
"For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works, see 2 Corinthians 11:13 - 15.
"And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty", see Revelation 16:13 - 14.
"And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie", see 2 Thessalonians 2:11.
We know that the Antichrist will also make his appearance before Jesus Christ returns, see 2 Thessalonians 2:8, because the hour of temptation, will come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the Earth, see Revelation 3:10.
In the latter days, "when the transgressors are come to the full, a king of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences, shall stand up", see Daniel 8:23, "even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders", see 2 Thessalonians 2:9.
"And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time", see Daniel 7:25.
But the Lord Jesus Christ promised He would build His Church, and that the gates of hell shall not prevail against it, see Matthew 16:18.
The Antichrist can only come as a result of universal apostasy, when people reject the Lord Christ and His paths, resulting in God's grace being withdrawn from the people.
When you will hear that Christ has appeared on Earth, know then that this is the Antichrist. The world, and mankind will not recognize the Antichrist, but it will recognize him as Christ, and it will proclaim him Christ.
We know that Jesus is the Messiah, the Christ, because he fulfilled the Messianic prophecies. Jesus was born of a virgin, and yet he is a descendant of King David.
Jesus Christ, holy is His name, see Acts 4:12, gave the New and everlasting Torah-Law, the New Testament, and promised a future Golden Age for Israel.
"He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end", see Luke 1:32 - 33.
Everyone will know when Christ returns:
"And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory", see Matthew 24:30.
"Ecce venit cum nubibus, et videbit eum omnis oculus et qui eum pupugerunt, et plangent se super eum omnes tribus terrae. Etiam, amen", Revelation 1:7.
Friday, November 07, 2008
Sed in his omnibus superamus per eum, qui dilexit nos. (Romans 8:37)
There are seven levels of interpretations of Biblical texts, and seven ways of worshipping God.
Like most Christians, I expect the Antichrist will make his entrance on the world scene soon and wreak havoc and damage our Planet.
2012 is an important year concerning this.
Elijah the Tishbite is American, and Russia has problems with America, see Revelation chapter 17. But will the Antichrist be American?
I am for free trade and I do not believe in high taxes, but maybe I have been unfair to Barack Obama !?
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 will be the reincarnated Lucifer, the Antichrist mentioned in Revelation 9:11 and 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 seven Kings or rulers. He will himself be the eighth King, but he will also be of the seven, see Revelation 17:11.
He is "the son of perdition" - "whose look was more stout than his fellows", see Daniel 7:20, and 2 Thessalonians 2:3.
But can you call Obama stout?
"Et latine habet nomen Exterminans", see Revelation 9:11 in the Latin Bible.
"He shall subdue three kings", see Daniel 7:24.
The beast has after the ten horns a little horn that arises after them, see Daniel 7:24, "whose look was more stout than his fellows", see Daniel 7:20.
The beast, the king of fierce countenance, is more stout than his fellows, and understands dark sentences, see Daniel 8:23.
To me Obama does not look that fierce, but on the contrary rather sympathetic.
The rule of the Antichrist will be limited to seven years during the tribulation, compare with Daniel 9:27.
Revelation 9:11 explains the name of the Antichrist in Latin to be "Exterminans", or "Terminator" in English.
Jesus promised Himself that before He would return, "Elias truly shall first come, and restore all things", see Matthew 17:11, and Matthew 27:47 - 49.
The Third Temple must therefore be built in Jerusalem, see Revelation 11:1 - 2, before Israel’s Messiah can return and take His rightful place in His city as King of Kings and Lord of Lords, see Revelation 19:16.
The worship of the true God - Jesus Christ - will be completely restored to Jerusalem and Israel under the Levitical Priesthood, see Revelation 4:11.
Latin will become the universal language of the world, and the Latin idiom will of course often be translated into both Hebrew and Greek, see Revelation 9:11, and compare with Obadiah 1:6.
Every inch of Israel will be completely restored to the Promised Land, and compare with Luke 1:32 - 33, Acts 1:6, and Deuteronomy 28:13.
Israel is God's people and God's land, see Romans 11:1 and Revelation 12:1.
I am not sure anymore that Obama is a terrorist-loving, America-hating, Muslim socialist.
"Et habebant super se regem angelum abyssi, cui nomen hebraice Abaddon, graece nomen habet Apollyon, et Latine habet nomen Exterminans", Revelation 9:11.
Quia et ipsa creatura liberabitur a servitute corruptionis in libertatem gloriae filiorum Dei. (Romans 8:21)
A culture that not seeks God and not is available to listen to Him, leads to the downfall of humanism.
The crisis-hit Iceland Stock Exchange tops the list of stock exchanges with the lowest share prices since the end of the year, and with a fall of nearly 90 percent.
All the Eastern European stock markets have fallen as well. Ukraine, Bulgaria, Romania and Serbia; are all among the world's worst performing stock markets.
Russia also belongs to these, and Hang Seng China has fallen 60 percent this year.
But there are exceptions. The bad health of the world's stock markets has not infected Ghana, south of Sahara.
The stock index in Ghana has risen more than 60 percent this year...
The only media coverage of Africa which is offered, focuses almost exclusively on the negative, like the virulent spread of HIV/AIDS, the genocide in Darfur, and the chaos of Zimbabwe.
But apparently Africa is changing rapidly - in a positive direction, and has now become a continent of top growth stock markets.
"Dixitque ad illos: 'Videte et cavete ab omni avaritia, quia non in abundantia cuiusquam vita eius est ex his quae possidet' ", Luke 12:15.
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
Pacem relinquo vobis, pacem meam do vobis; non quomodo mundus dat, ego do vobis. Non turbetur cor vestrum neque formidet. (John 14:27)
Ynetnews reports Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has blamed the United States for the recent war in Georgia and the global financial crisis.
Russian-American relations have been increasingly tense and were driven to a post-Cold War low by U.S. ally Georgia's assault on South Ossetia and Russia earlier this year.
Russian President Medvedev wasted no time assailing the United States Wednesday in his first state-of-the-nation address since taking office in May.
Minutes into the speech, Medvedev said Georgia's war against South Ossetia and Russia was the result of aggressive U.S. policy and that American self-interest led to the current global financial turmoil.
Medvedev said Russia would deploy missiles in its Baltic Sea territory in response to U.S. missile defense plans.
Medvedev also said short-range Iskander missiles will be deployed to the Kaliningrad region which borders NATO members Poland and Lithuania.
Medvedev added that Russia will furthermore deploy equipment to electronically hamper the operation of prospective U.S. missile defense facilities in Poland and the Czech Republic.
Medvedev said that Russia also will use navy resources as part of its response to the U.S. missile shield.
Addressing Barack Obama's election as the new U.S. President, Medvedev said he hopes Obama's administration will take steps to improve badly damaged U.S. ties with Russia.
Medvedev said Russia hopes that Obama's administration will "make a choice in favor of full-fledged relations with Russia".
The decision is clearly Obama’s - and America’s alone. And we must all hope, for the good of both America and Europe, and for the sake of us all, that Americas’s new leaders will make better and right choices.
One of the reason's why John McCain lost the American Presidential election, was that he supported Georgia's aggressive war and genocide of Russian nationals in the breakaway Republic of South Ossetia earlier this year.
For Americans in general this is far away, but how would Americans react if a European President supported genocide of Americans in America, like America now supported the genocide of Europeans in Russia?
By a rapid expansion of the European Union to include Russia, Turkey, and all the rest of the Mediterranean countries, we will achieve democratic centralism, freedom, and peace in Europe, hopefully with a top position for Israel.
Let us in the same way hope Barack Obama will manage to create peace, prosperity, and security by change, through uniting all of America, both North and South America, as States of the U.S..
And why not with New Orleans as the new U.S. capital?
"Et pax Dei, quae exsuperat omnem sensum, custodiat corda vestra et intellegentias vestras in Christo Iesu", Philippians 4:7.
Si qua ergo in Christo, nova creatura; vetera transierunt, ecce, facta sunt nova. (2 Corinthians 5:17)
Barack Obama, America's first black president, turned from the jubilation of victory to the sobering challenge of leading a nation worried about economic crisis, two unfinished wars and global uncertainty, Yahoo! News reports.
Obama told a victory rally of 125.000 people jammed into Chicago's Grant Park: "It's been a long time coming, but tonight, because of what we did on this date in this election at this defining moment, change has come to America".
Obama smashed through racial barriers and easily defeated Republican John McCain to become the first African-American destined to sit in the Oval Office, America's 44th president. He was the first Democrat to receive more than 50 percent of the popular vote since Jimmy Carter in 1976.
With most U.S. precincts tallied, the popular vote was 51.9 percent for Obama, and 46.8 percent for McCain.
Obama won California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, Vermont, Washington and Wisconsin.
McCain had Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Virginia and Wyoming. He also won at least 3 of Nebraska's five electoral votes, with the other two in doubt.
In terms of turnout, America voted in record numbers. It looks like 136.6 million Americans will have voted for President this election, which would give a 64.1 percent turnout rate.
"That would be the highest turnout rate that we've seen since 1908", which was 65.7 percent, said Michael McDonald of George Mason University early Wednesday.
Obama said: "I realize that I am not the likeliest candidate for this office. I do not fit the typical pedigree and I have not spent my career in the halls of Washington. But I stand before you tonight because all across America something is stirring".
With just 76 days until the inauguration, Obama is expected to move quickly to begin assembling a White House staff and selecting Cabinet nominees.
"Et vidi caelum novum et terram novam; primum enim caelum et prima terra abiit, et mare iam non est", Revelation 21:1.
Tuesday, November 04, 2008
Maiorem horum non habeo gratiam, quam ut audiam filios meos in veritate ambulantes. (3 John 1:4)
According to AFP, Foreign Ministers from the new Mediterranean Union have agreed on Barcelona to be its headquarters, and for Israel and the Arab League to take part side-by-side, diplomats said Tuesday.
The Royal Palace of Pedralbes in the Catalan capital - parts of which dates to the 17th century - was selected in a competition against Tunis, once the favorite, Brussels, and Valetta in Malta, to be the headquarters of a new Union between Europe and southern Mediterranean countries, after horse-trading among 43 countries, which solved several disputes blocking progress on greater regional cooperation.
The Ministers were ultimately won over by the attractions of the Royal Palace that covers more than 17.500 square meters, or 188.000 square feet, complete with an old chapel, offices for 50 people and a large hall that can accommodate receptions for up to 300.
The Union's 43 member States held two days of talks in the port of Marseille, and according to Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt, the Greek Foreign Minister contributed to the atmosphere of peace, saying that while Marseille was founded by the Greeks, she did not require the city back.
Amid last night's curiosities could be noted that while the Arab League Secretary-General in his speech spoke English, the deputy Israeli Foreign Minister spoke his mother tongue - which happened to be Arab.
The Syrian Foreign Minister was markedly amused by this.
The agreement Tuesday was an important fillip for plans, championed by President Nicolas Sarkozy of France, to foster more cooperation with southern neighbors on issues ranging from immigration and energy to the environment and transport.
VOA reports that organizers described the project as a move to breathe new life into an existing EU-Mediterranean partnership, by creating a more equal dialogue between wealthy European nations and many poorer countries of the Mediterranean rim.
However, disagreements arose over Arab objections to proposed language in a joint communiqué that described Israel as "the State of the Jewish people".
Sarkozy's idea for a Mediterranean cooperation organization was controversial and had infuriated Germany because, when first proposed, it appeared to exclude northern EU states. Early diplomatic success at a July summit meeting in Paris gave way to deadlock as officials argued over the group's structure, according to IHT.
Made up of countries as diverse as Israel, Turkey and Syria, the proposed new Union has struggled to fulfill Sarkozy's injunction that the southern EU countries and their non-EU neighbors should "realize that their destinies are tied together".
And the highly-political compromise to create five deputies to the General Secretary is a far cry from the slimmed-down, nimble governing structure at first envisaged for the Union.
On Tuesday, the Ministers also managed to reach agreement on one highly sensitive issue: the participation of the Arab League. Under the deal the Arab bloc will be able to attend all meetings but will not have voting rights because of objections by Israel, according to the Associated Press.
The Union for the Mediterranean, expected to begin operation in 2009, will also have representation from Israel and the Palestinian Authority among its five vice Presidents.
The new group's General Secretary is expected to be chosen from a northern African or Middle Eastern country, while France and Egypt are expected to co-chair the rotating Presidency for the first two years.
Launched at a Paris summit in July, the new Union brings together EU members with States from north Africa, the Balkans, the Arab world, and Israel in a bid to foster cooperation in one of the world's most volatile regions.
An Israeli diplomat said it agreed to the Arab League "compromise" on the basis it would be able to play a front-seat role in setting up the fledgling Union, and hopefully build bridges around the Mediterranean.
But she warned "the Barcelona Process can never replace direct bilateral negotiations" to resolve Israel's conflicts with Arab nations.
A spokesman for the Arab League also warned that its participation would not lead to normalization with Israel, Egyptian state news agency MENA reported.
EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana said he was "delighted" by the accord on Barcelona, while EU external relations commissioner Benita Ferrero-Waldner called it a "logical choice".
For the Supreme Person of God, faith fits in with reason. And when we remember Mare Nostrum, together with the renewed use of Latin as the language of diplomacy and scholarship, there are singing and making melody in our hearts.
The French Foreign Minister, Bernard Kouchner, declared the encounter a success, although the participants left some contentious issues, like the appointment of a General Secretary, unresolved.
According to the AP Kouchner said: "People said this wasn't going to be a success. It has been".
"Baptizatus autem Iesus, confestim ascendit de aqua; et ecce aperti sunt ei caeli, et vidit Spiritum Dei descendentem sicut columbam venientem super se", Matthew 3:16.
Monday, November 03, 2008
Nolite iudicare, ut non iudicemini. (Matthew 7:1)
Worthy News reports that a 13-year-old girl, Aisha Ibrahim Duhulow, who was raped by three men, was accused of "adultery in breach of Islamic law", and was stoned to death in a stadium, on October 27, by a group of 50 men, in front of some 1.000 spectators in Kismayo, Somalia, said international human rights group Amnesty International.
The men have links to a coalition of the "Al-shabab" group and related clan militias enforcing a strict interpretation of Sharia, or Islamic law, on behalf of local Kismayo authorities.
"And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years", see Revelation 20:4.
Muslim militants from the al-Shabab group, who fight Somalia's transitional government, earlier sliced the head off of Mansuur Mohammed, 25, a World Food Program (WFP) worker, because he converted from Islam to Christianity.
"I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held", see Revelation 6:9.
Amnesty International said concerning 13-year-old Aisha: "She had attempted to report this rape to the al-Shabab militia who control Kismayo, and it was this act that resulted in her being accused of adultery and detained. None of the three men she accused of rape were arrested".
After the detention of Aisha, a truckload of stones was brought into the stadium to be used in the stoning.
Amnesty International said: "Eye witnesses told Amnesty International Aisha struggled with her captors and had to be forcibly carried into the stadium. Inside the stadium, militia members opened fire when some of the witnesses to the killing, attempted to save her life, and shot dead a boy who was a bystander".
Jesus said: "He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her", see John 8:7.
Amnesty International said: "At one point during the stoning, Amnesty International has been told by numerous eyewitnesses that nurses were instructed to check whether she was still alive when buried in the ground. They removed her from the ground, declared that she was, and she was replaced in the hole where she had been buried for the stoning to continue".
Jesus said: "But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me", see Luke 19:27.
"For our God is a consuming fire", see Hebrews 12:29.
"Propter quod inexcusabilis es, o homo omnis, qui iudicas. In quo enim iudicas alterum, te ipsum condemnas; eadem enim agis, qui iudicas", Romans 2:1.
Sunday, November 02, 2008
Nobis autem revelavit Deus per Spiritum suum; Spiritus enim omnia scrutatur, etiam profunda Dei. (1 Corinthians 2:10)
Ex-Farrakhan top deputy to Nation of Islam, Dr. Vibert White Jr., says to NewsMax "that for years, if you were a politician in Chicago, you had to have some type of relationship with Louis Farrakhan. You had to. If you didn’t, you would be ostracized out of black Chicago".
Farrakhan endorsed Obama in a videotaped speech to his followers at Mosque Miryam in Chicago in February.
Farrakhan said: "You are the instruments that God is gonna use to bring about universal change, and that is why Barack has captured the youth".
Farrakhan told the crowd that Obama is the Messiah.
White said: "If you listen to the rhetoric and you take away Obama’s political jargon, you hear a religious tenor to it that is very much Nation of Islam-like. I don’t know if anyone has ever touched on it, but Obama’s speaking style is very Malcolm-like, very Farrakhan-like".
White told Newsmax: "As a former minister of the Nation of Islam, I know how they speak. I don’t know who was training Obama. But that style is not a ministerial style like in the Christian Church. It’s a Nation of Islam style".
Ever since he appeared before the annual policy conference of the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee in June, Obama has attempted to convince the Jewish community that he is pro-Israel.
But his longstanding ties to Farrakhan, Wright, and Palestinian activist Rashid Khalidi, among others, have disturbed many Jewish community leaders.
Barack Obama, who has consistently downplayed his relationship with William Ayers during his Presidential campaign, once gave a glowing endorsement of a book by the former domestic terrorist and was mentioned by name in the book itself.
Featured next to a smiling photograph of himself, then-State Senator Obama called Ayers' book, "A Kind and Just Parent: Children of the Juvenile Court", a "searing and timely account of the juvenile court system, and the courageous individuals who rescue hope from despair".
Ayers' book, which details life at the Chicago Juvenile Court prison school, mentions Obama by name on page 82 when it describes Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood:
"Our neighbors include Muhammad Ali, former mayor Eugene Sawyer, poets Gwendolyn Brooks and Elizabeth Alexander, and writer Barack Obama. Minister Louis Farrakhan lives a block from our home and adds, we think, a unique dimension to the idea of 'safe neighborhood watch': the Fruit of Islam, his security force, has an eye on things twenty-four-hours a day".
As Donald Douglas once put it: "It takes a lot of rationalization to dismiss Obama's radical associations".
"Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place", 2 Corinthians 2:14.
"Et scimus quoniam Filius Dei venit et dedit nobis sensum, ut cognoscamus verum Deum, et simus in vero Filio eius, Iesu Christo. Hic est verus Deus et vita aeterna", 1 John 5:20.
Saturday, November 01, 2008
Omnia per ipsum facta sunt, et sine ipso factum est nihil, quod factum est. (John 1:3)
"I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last", see Revelation 22:13.
Cartholic News Service reports, that Pope Benedict XVI says the world did not emerge out of chaos, but rather was created intentionally by "the first being".
The Pope says: "In order to develop and evolve, the world must first be, and thus have come from nothing into being. It must be created".
I agree with the Pope. I do not believe in the evolution theory, which says that things can evolve without first having been created.
I say that if you have nothing, there can be no development or evolution.
Thus God has created all the worlds, galaxies, and life forms, see Hebrews 1:2.
Pope Benedict XVI says that God's work in creating matter and life out of nothing did not end there.
The creator founded the cosmos and its developments and "supports them, underpins them, and sustains them continually".
"Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created", see Revelation 4:11.
Creation is not just the starting point of life; it is "the foundational and continuing relationship that links the creature to the creator, for he is the cause of every being and all becoming", according to the Pope.
"For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him", see Colossians 1:16.
During an Oct. 31 audience with 80 participants of a Vatican-sponsored conference on evolution, Pope Benedict XVI said the Creator also is involved not only with the origins of the universe, but continually sustains the development of life and the world.
Scientists, philosophers, and theologians from around the world attend the Oct. 31 - Nov. 4 plenary session on "Scientific Insights Into the Evolution of the Universe and of Life" at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences.
Pope Benedict says the topic is timely and has elicited interest worldwide, but that "questions concerning the relationship between science's reading of the world and the reading offered by Christian revelation naturally arise".
"And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory", see 1 Timothy 3:16.
Pope Benedict XVI says that Popes Pius XII and John Paul II have found there was "no opposition between faith's understanding of creation and the evidence of the empirical sciences".
"These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God", see Revelation 3:14.
The Pope adds that looking at nature as a book that can be read is an image that has its roots in Christianity.
The Pope remarks that "Galileo saw nature as a book whose author is God".
Pope Benedict XVI concludes that "the world, far from originating out of chaos, resembles an ordered book; it is a cosmos" that can be studied and understood, and adds that the world does have chaotic and destructive elements in the present and long-term processes of change.
"I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty", see Revelation 1:8.
"In mundo erat, et mundus per ipsum factus est, et mundus eum non cognovit", John 1:10.