Saturday, February 28, 2009
Quem oportet caelum quidem suscipere usque in tempora restitutionis omnium, quae locutus est Deus per os sanctorum suorum a saeculo prophetarum. (Acts 3:21)
On Monday, Donald Crabtree opened Grand View Topless Coffee Shop in Vassalboro, Maine, where the waiters and waitresses serve their customers topless, according to CNN.
The coffee shop has been open less than a week. So far the customers are mostly couples and women.
In a town with fewer than 4.500 residents, the topless coffee shop is booming with business.
Paul Crabtree, the owner's brother, describes business so far as "fantastic".
"It's just been crowds mobbing in", he said.
Donald Crabtree faced initial opposition to his plan, but he won the right to go ahead in a planning board hearing last week.
Many local residents were irate over the idea of combining coffee and nudity.
Crabtree, however, saw a profitable business venture.
Crabtree said: "I know what people want".
Crabtree continued: "People like nudity, and coffee is profitable".
The flood of job applications - more than 150 - for Grand View Topless Coffee Shop reflected the rough job market.
Crabtree hired 10 women and five men under stringent requirements, including friendliness and, what he considered most important, that the wait staff "treat everyone equally".
Crabtree said: "The economy is so bad. Everyone's losing their homes, their ties, everything they own. People leave here happy and can't wait to come back. It's nice to see people smile again".
Now, I cannot wait for a topless hardware store.
Wouldn't combining sex with tools be a great idea?
Topless Church services would certainly attract more visitors to the Church.
42 % of Churches have fewer than 5 visitors each week, and 9 % of Churches have no visitors at all during a week.
"Qui reformabit corpus humilitatis nostrae, configuratum corpori claritatis suae secundum operationem, qua possit etiam subicere sibi omnia", Philippians 3:21.
Pacem relinquo vobis, pacem meam do vobis; non quomodo mundus dat, ego do vobis. Non turbetur cor vestrum neque formidet. (John 14:27)
The airline Ryanair is considering charging passengers one pound to use toilet facilities onboard flights, its boss Michael O'Leary told BBC Breakfast.
Chief executive Michael O'Leary said to BBC that the Dublin-based carrier was looking at maybe installing a "coin slot on the toilet door".
Asked by the incredulous presenter what passengers would do if they found themselves without money mid-flight, O'Leary replied: "I don't think there is anybody in history that has got on board a Ryanair aircraft with less than a pound".
Michael O'Leary said: "We're always in Ryanair looking at the ways of constantly lowering the costs of air travel and making it more affordable and easier for passengers to fly with us".
The Irish airline is renowned for its cheap flights and regularly advertises competition-crushing deals to boost capacity on its short-haul routes.
The company has made no secret of its quest to boost revenue by any means possible.
It already charges for food and each bag checked into the hold is subject to a fee.
But as Rochelle Turner, head of research at Which? Holiday, said to BBC: "Charging people to go to the toilet might result in fewer people buying overpriced drinks on board".
Last week Ryanair confirmed it planned to close all of its airport check-in desks by the end of the year in a bid to reduce the cost of its flights.
From the start of 2010, all Ryanair passengers will need to check in online in order to confirm their flights.
Often restrooms in Europe cost. I don't like it, but it is up to the company, and people here are used to pay to go to the toilet.
"Ita et vos, cum videritis haec omnia, scitote quia prope est in ianuis", Matthew 24:33.
Friday, February 27, 2009
Subportantes invicem et donantes vobis ipsis, si quis adversus aliquem habet querellam; sicut et Dominus donavit vobis, ita et vos. (Colossians 3:13)
The U.S. National Debt is like a slave owner who has productivity thanks to whipped, chained, and beaten slaves, and then borrows against the future productivity of those slaves.
This interesting point of view is cast forward by Stefan Molyneux from Freedomain Radio.
Molyneux says that when the slave owner - the state - later goes bankrupt, and the creditors come to the slaves saying: "You are responsible for his debts", this is of course not their problem.
The slaves never signed any contract for the debts of their slave master.
If your slave master goes bankrupt you are of course not responsible for his debts.
In fact, the slaves want their slave owner to go bankrupt, so they can live better lives and get more freedom.
In the same way, Molyneux says, the Americans are not responsible for anything of the U.S. national debt, which is a pure fiction, with its 64 % of the U.S. GNP.
Since there is no personal contract for the U.S. national debt, it is never ever going to get paid.
But no one owes the U.S. national debt, and therefore it will keep growing...
"Et dimitte nobis debita nostra,
sicut et nos dimisimus debitoribus nostris",
Nobis autem revelavit Deus per Spiritum; Spiritus enim omnia scrutatur, etiam profunda Dei. (1 Corinthians 2:10)
FOXNews reports the Vatican said on Friday it will not accept the apology given by British Bishop Richard Williamson, whose denial of the Holocaust embroiled Pope Benedict XVI in controversy, according to Reuters.
Vatican spokesman the Rev. Federico Lombardi said Friday that Bishop Richard Williamson's statement "does not seem to respect the conditions" the Vatican set out for him.
The Vatican on Feb. 4 said Williamson must "absolutely and unequivocally distance himself" from his remarks if he wants to be admitted as a prelate in the Church.
Williamson apologized for his remarks Thursday. But he did not say his comments had been erroneous, or that he no longer believed them.
The only thing Williamson is sorry about is being kicked out of his job.
Williamson still denies 6 million Jews were killed during the Holocaust, and maintains that no Jew was gassed, although this has been proven.
If Williamson denies what is so very obvious, how could he convince anyone about the deity of Jesus Christ, and that Jesus walked on water, turned water to wine, and was resurrected from the dead?
From his latest statement, Williamson implies that he still does not believe that the Holocaust took place, but he "is sorry that he said it".
"This is not an apology but simply spin", as a commentator wrote in Jerusalem Post.
Williamson apologized to the Church - for giving Pope Benedict XVI a hard time - but never for what he had said.
Pope Benedict XVI does the right thing, when he demands his Bishops should hold a high standard, especially when it comes to their views on God's elect, the Jews.
"Agrippa autem ad Paulum: 'In modico suades me Christianum fieri!' ", Acts 26:28.
Quaecumque enim scripta sunt, ad nostram doctrinam scripta sunt, ut per patientiam et consolationem Scripturarum spem habeamus. (Romans 15:4)
BBC reports some of the oldest words in English have been identified, scientists say.
Reading University researchers claim "I", "we", "two", and "three", are among the most ancient, dating back tens of thousands of years.
The team says it can predict which words are likely to become extinct - citing "squeeze", "guts", "stick", and "bad", as probable first casualties.
Professor Mark Pagel said: "We use a computer to fit a range of models that tell us how rapidly these words evolve".
At the root of the Reading University effort is a lexicon of 200 words that is not specific to culture or technology, and is therefore likely to represent concepts that have not changed across nations or millennia.
Pagel said: "You type in a date in the past or in the future and it will give you a list of words that would have changed going back in time or will change going into the future. From that list you can derive a phrasebook of words you could use if you tried to show up and talk to, for example, William the Conqueror".
Pagel continued: "When we speak to each other we're playing this massive game of Chinese whispers. Yet our language can somehow retain its fidelity".
I think we all are more or less fascinated with language, and to trace human history through linguistic analysis.
The oldest English words would probably be in another language, which is older than English, and which also uses the Latin alphabet.
"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.
But which is the oldest language?
Up until the incident at Babel, mankind spoke a single language, see Genesis 11:1.
The action of God to multiply the language of mankind at Babel was a punitive action.
Those of mankind who were still regarded with favor by God, would have continued to speak the language in question, even after the incident at Babel.
The Bible claims to be a divinely inspired account of creation, and the relevant history of mankind's dealings with God, see Romans 15:4 and 2 Timothy 3:16.
In the beginning God was there. He saw it all. He did it all, see John 1:1 - 3.
God created Man and Woman, see Genesis 1:16, and the Genesis account confirms Adam talked with God, see Genesis 2:23, and 3:10.
Adam kept written records, which Moses likely had in his possession. And Abram was a Hebrew, according to Genesis 14:13.
Now, Jesus - who spoke Hebrew, see Acts 26:14 - revealed both God, the King of the Jews, and Latin, the Sacred language of the Roman Empire.
At Babel, God gave to some groups of people a different language to communicate, so that way they would not stay and settle in just one part of the world.
In the same way God gave the New Testament in Latin to His disciples to communicate to the world, so they would Spiritually bring the whole universe to salvation through The Word.
"A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump", see Galatians 5:9.
Jesus revealed God, see 1 Timothy 3:16.
Jesus also revealed the Latin language, because the name Jesus is a Latin form of Esau, and compare with Obadiah 1:6.
"For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart", see Hebrews 4:12
"Omnis Scriptura divinitus inspirata et utilis ad docendum, ad arguendum, ad corrigendum, ad erudiendum in iustitia", 2 Timothy 3:16.
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Regem honorificate. (1 Peter 2:17)
As Financial Times wrote Tuesday, "France, Germany and the U.K. - the so-called EU3 - are proposing a tough list of additional sanctions to be imposed against Iran in order to give the Obama administration more muscle in its expected engagement of the Islamic republic".
Internal debate has already reopened European divisions.
Diplomats said five countries - Greece, Cyprus, Spain, Austria and Sweden - were opposed.
According to the report, Jerusalem Post said French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner has voiced support for a "strong common European front" without connection to President Obama's next move, while the U.K. was looking to influence the U.S. stance.
I think the most important thing is to not bereave the Iranians of their national pride, but to give them back their dignity.
This is best done by transforming Iran to a Constitutional Monarchy under Reza Pahlavi, the oldest son of the former Shah of Iran.
Republics suffer constant debasement by choosing unworthy candidates as their leaders.
If Iran gets a King like Reza Pahlavi, no one will have any objections to Iran's nuclear power or technological progress, and Iran will then also be a strong ally of Israel.
The hour of choice has come to Iran.
"Reddite omnibus debita: cui tributum tributum, cui vectigal vectigal, cui timorem timorem, cui honorem honorem", Romans 13:7.
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Ideo mittit illis Deus operationem erroris, ut credant mendacio. (2 Thessalonians 2:11)
The universe seems to be very crowded.
Alan Boss, an astronomer with the Carnegie Institution and author of the new book "The Crowded Universe: The Search for Living Planets", says according to CNN: "There may be 100 billion Earth-like planets in the Milky Way, or one for every sun-type star in the galaxy".
In a paper published recently in the International Journal of Astrobiology, the researchers concluded that based on what they saw, at least 361 intelligent civilizations have emerged in the Milky Way since its creation, and as many as 38.000 may have formed.
We know that there are other planets with life similar to the Earth in the universe, because Hebrews 1:2 talks about "worlds" in plural.
And Revelation 12:12 talks about intelligent life on other planets: "Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them".
This is why Mark 16:15 commands us to take the Gospel to the whole universe.
Some say the Apollo Moon landing videos from 1969 are fake, and that the sequences we viewed on television were shot in a desert, Hollywood studio, or in Area 51.
Personally I believe we landed on the Moon 40 years ago, but critical thinking is always healthy, and it is about time we continue to colonialize space.
As for the 361 intelligent civilizations in the Milky Way mentioned earlier, it can be understood from the book of Ezekiel that there are 18.000 inhabited worlds, similar to our own, in the universe, see Ezekiel 48:35.
"Et erunt signa in sole et luna et stellis, et in terris pressura gentium prae confusione sonitus maris et fluctuum", Luke 21:25.
Estote autem invicem benigni, misericordes, donantes invicem, sicut et Deus in Christo donavit nobis. (Ephesians 4:32)
The blog What Would Tyler Durden Do? reports the beautiful American actress Megan Fox is single.
Usmagazine.com said that Megan Fox and her fiancé Brian Austin Green have split, putting an end to their 5-year relationship.
Green laughed off split rumors last year, and told Usmagazine.com: "The last thing we do is get upset. We usually go have dinner and have a glass of wine and laugh about it".
You can find out more about Megan Fox on Megan Fox Online.
"Si habueritis fidem sicut granum sinapis, dicetis monti huic: 'Transi hinc', et transibit, et nihil impossibile erit vobis", Matthew 17:20.
Ideoque et nos tantam habentes inpositam nubem testium, deponentes omne pondus et circumstans nos peccatum, per patientiam curramus propositum nobis certamen. (Hebrews 12:1)
A Turkish Airlines plane has crashed on landing at Amsterdam's Schiphol international airport, killing nine people and injuring 84, six critically, according to BBC.
Schiphol Airport spokesman Rudd Wecer earlier told BBC News that the plane came down a couple of hundred metres short of a runway, in normal weather conditions.
An off-duty pilot who saw the incident said the plane appeared to be making a controlled landing, having lost thrust from the engines.
Another eyewitness told Dutch public broadcaster NOS that the plane's tail hit the ground first. The Boeing 737-800 was just seven years old.
The plane broke into roughly three parts, but did not catch fire.
The plane, carried 127 passengers and seven crew.
I understand how frightened those people aboard the plane must have been, when the plane crashed.
Schiphol airport has six runways and one major passenger terminal. In 2007, it handled 47 million passengers, ranking fifth in Europe.
"Quid incredibile iudicatur apud vos, si Deus mortuos suscitat?", Acts 26:8.
Viri, diligite uxores, sicut et Christus dilexit ecclesiam et se ipsum tradidit pro ea. (Ephesians 5:25)
Yahoo! News reports that Sweden's future Queen will marry her former personal trainer next year.
They met at the gym.
Seven years later Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria and her former personal trainer Daniel Westling told the world they are engaged to be married.
"It was a friendship that grew and became love", a beaming Victoria told reporters at the Royal Palace in a joint news conference with her soon-to-be Prince.
Daniel Westling asked the Crown Princess to marry him in the wild at Drottningholm.
Westling said: "The ice crunched so wonderful as it does at Drottningholm sometimes. It was a fantastic atmosphere. I was not entirely sure, but I was hoping for a yes".
The Crown Princess said: "It was a yes yes yes".
The wedding will take place "in the early summer of 2010", the Royal court said.
For Westling, marrying the next Queen of Sweden will mean a major change in lifestyle - even if the Monarch is a figurehead with purely ceremonial functions, like handing out the annual Nobel Prizes.
For one, he will get a Royal title: Prince Daniel, Duke of Vastergotland.
The court announced the engagement after informing government ministers Tuesday.
In a televised address, King Carl XVI Gustaf said he had given his consent to the marriage and requested the approval of the government, in line with Sweden's constitution.
"Obviously it is a special day for us, but also a special day for Sweden", the Monarch said.
Queen Silvia added she fully backed Victoria's choice.
Queen Silvia said: "We welcome Daniel into our family with open arms", describing her future son-in-law as "wise" and "full of energy".
Conservative Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt said he was informed about the wedding plans Sunday.
In an uncharacteristic display, Reinfeldt said he was moved by the news.
Reinfeldt said: "I felt that love had been victorious. A woman of Royal blood will at last have her man of the people".
The wedding will be important for the Swedish Monarchy.
Royal expert Jenny Alexandersson said: "We have seen in our neighboring countries Norway and Denmark that the popularity of the Monarchy has risen at times of Royal weddings".
Congratulations Victoria and Daniel!
Long live the Constitutional Monarchy!
"Omne, quodcumque facitis in verbo aut in opere, omnia in nomine Domini Iesu gratias agentes Deo Patri per ipsum", Colossians 3:17.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Sequenti autem nocte, adsistens ei Dominus ait: "Constans esto! Sicut enim testificatus es de me Hierusalem, sic te oportet et Romae testificari". (Acts 23:11)
Radio Netherlands reports the European Union plans to extend the imposition of full import duties on bananas from Latin America to 2019, three years longer than initially proposed.
After that date, the duty will fall from 176 Euros to 114 Euros per ton.
Former European colonies are exempt from paying any duty on exports to the E.U.
The latest European proposal was tabled at World Trade Organisation talks in Geneva.
The proposal is facing fierce criticism from Latin America's major banana producing countries, including Ecuador, Brazil, and Colombia.
They are demanding that the reduction in duty be introduced in 2016 as originally agreed.
I hope the E.U. will make a genuine effort to appease all parties, despite conflicting protectionist economic policies of the E.U.
"Haec locutus sum vobis, ut in me pacem habeatis; in mundo pressuram habetis, sed confidite, ego vici mundum", John 16:33.
Monday, February 23, 2009
Terraemotus magni erunt per loca et pestilentiae et fames terroresque de caelo et signa magna erunt. (Luke 21:11)
Jerusalem Post reports a comet named Lulin C/2007, discovered by Taiwan astronomers nearly two years ago, will be visible to the naked eye on Tuesday morning before sunrise in southwestern skies.
Located near the planet Saturn, the comet is moving rapidly towards the sun.
The event, which is causing excitement among astronomy fans, will feature the comet made of ice and dust, with a tail of luminous gas that is millions of kilometers long.
According to Prof. Yoav Yair, a researcher at the Open University, the closest the comet Lulin will get to Earth is an estimated 61.5 million kilometers.
Yair said on Monday that Lulin is the first comet to be seen with the naked eye in 2009. It will appear as a fuzzy spot, but with a good set of binoculars, its green-hued tail containing cyanide will be visible.
"Et nomen stellae dicitur Absinthius. Et facta est tertia pars aquarum in absinthium, et multi hominum mortui sunt de aquis, quia amarae factae sunt", Revelation 8:11.
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Quae inpossibilia sunt apud homines, possibilia sunt apud Deum. (Luke 18:27)
In his latest Internet video Alan Keyes calls President Obama a communist, baby killer, non-citizen, and illegal immigrant lover, who is going to lead the United States to collapse and civil war.
Alan Keyes also calls President Obama's supporters crazy.
Alan Keyes reflects upon President Obama in the video and says:
"The man is an abomination. He is someone who has actually advocated infanticide, that when babies are the target of abortion, if they happen to escape the abortionist’s intention and are born alive, he actually supported the idea that these babies should be set aside to die, that is a man with such a seared conscience I can’t even understand why anybody in their right mind would consider him worthy of political support".
Keyes says furthermore that with President Obama as President, the U.S. is going to find itself in chaos, confusion, and civil war.
The Obama campaign has released a copy of President Obama’s Hawaii birth certificate, but critics demand the original, which Hawaii won't provide because of privacy concerns.
Meanwhile, Keyes says President Obama's Kenyan relations say that he was born in Nairobi at a time when his mother was too young to transmit U.S. citizenship, and that this not is a laughing matter.
Keyes says: "if we don't stop Obama, the United States is going to cease to exist".
Keyes says that people have gone mad in America, because they are supporting President Obama’s ideas, but are ignoring the laws of economics.
I think it is brilliant if President Obama wants to give America's children the opportunity to get free and good school education, and if he wants to provide health care for the Americans, and if he wants to support America's police officers.
But schools, hospitals, and the police is one thing. I absolutely agree with Alan Keyes that no government should run car companies or other private businesses.
"Nolite iudicare secundum faciem, sed iustum iudicium iudicate", John 7:24.
Ego autem respondi: "Quis es, Domine?". Dixitque ad me: "Ego sum Iesus Nazarenus, quem tu persequeris". (Acts 22:8)
Radio Netherlands reports Dutch Freedom Party leader Geert Wilders is planning to show his anti-Koran film Fitna to the United States Senate later this week.
Wilders was invited to present the film by the junior Republican Senator for Arizona, Jon Kyl.
In an interview with the Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf, Wilders said he foresaw no difficulties arising from his visit.
The politician was recently involved in controversy when he was refused entry to Great Britain.
Wilders had been invited to present Fitna to several members of the House of Lords, but was denied entry to the country when he landed at Heathrow Airport.
Wilders is launching an appeal against the British decision.
Thomas Paine said: "Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it".
"Vos autem genus electum, regale sacerdotium, gens sancta, populus adquisitionis, ut virtutes adnuntietis eius, qui de tenebris vos vocavit in admirabile lumen suum", 1 Peter 2:9.
In hoc clarificatus est Pater meus, ut fructum multum adferatis et efficiamini mei discipuli. (John 15:8)
Josef Fritzl, the Austrian accused of fathering eight children with his daughter whom he imprisoned in a cellar for 24 years, has "converted to Buddhism", and he has even invited psychologists to study his "warped mind", according to Telegraph.
The Sun reports Fritzl, 74, is due to stand trial from March 16 facing charges of murder, rape, slavery, incest, imprisonment, and abuse, and is likely to spend the rest of his life behind bars.
He locked Elizabeth in the cellar of the family home in Amstetten, Austria.
Elizabeth bore him eight incest kids while in the underground "dungeon", but one died three days after being born in the cellar and was burned in a stove.
Fritzl said: "It is true that when they were underground I threatened them with murder, and led them to believe they would die from electricity shock or be gassed if they tried to escape. But I am not a murderer".
Fritzl's alleged crimes only came to light when another of the children became sick and Elizabeth forced him to take her to the hospital.
In fact, the 74-year-old "monster" came to know Buddhism, which focuses on personal spiritual development, during a family holiday in Thailand, and he became its devoted follower while in jail recently, hoping to be reincarnated as a decent person in his next life.
Fritzl told his lawyer: "They should look at what makes me tick and learn from it to stop anything like this happening again".
Forensic psychiatrists have welcomed the move. Prof Reinhardt Haller, a leading expert in this field, said: "It would be foolish to refuse this offer".
During WWII, Amstetten had a horrific female concentration camp nearby.
Unimaginable torture and depravity was inflicted on the female prisoners by the guards.
Many of the Amstetten locals worked as guards.
Fritzl was 10 years old when it was still running.
Could the horrific female concentration camp nearby have formed Fritzl into becoming this "monster"?
"Itaque unusquisque nostrum pro se rationem reddet Deo", Romans 14:12.
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Dominus mihi adiutor, non timebo quid faciat mihi homo. (Hebrews 13:6)
The Christian Post reports, that out of 100 American teens, only three are likely to say they see members of the clergy as role models, according to a survey on teens and ethical decision making.
Slightly more than one in ten - 11 percent - say they do not have any role models.
Thus 89 percent of teens have role models, but the role models are very seldom clergy.
I think this poll really shows how little clergy means, not only to teens, but to all of us nowadays.
The clergy shows us the example of not having a family, of not having sex, of not drink a glass of alcohol, and of not go out and dance with friends.
But the clergy tells teens that if having sex they should not use contraceptives, and that it is bad and harmful to watch television or surf the net.
Modern clergy is often completely out of touch with the modern world, as they sit in their ivory towers waving black flags.
Some believe the Holocaust never happened, others believe there will be peace in the Middle East if only Israel gives away Jerusalem to Muslim radicals, and yet others believe the only way for us in the West to have peace and show goodwill is to introduce Sharia law.
There is a reason on the one hand why all Christian believers are Priests, see 1 Peter 2:5, and Revelation 1:6, but also on the other hand why the organized service of God exclusively belongs to the Israelites, see Romans 9:4, and Revelation 4:10.
Our standard role model should nevertheless be Jesus Christ who promised: "I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee", see Hebrews 13:5.
"Deus angelis peccantibus non pepercit, sed rudentibus inferni detractos in tartarum tradidit in iudicium cruciatos reservari", 2 Peter 2:4.
Friday, February 20, 2009
Et nomen stellae dicitur Absinthius. Et facta est tertia pars aquarum in absinthium, et multi hominum mortui sunt de aquis, quia amarae factae sunt. (Revelation 8:11)
Armageddon Online has the amazing image which shows the fabled sunken city or "continent" of Atlantis.
It shows a perfect rectangular metropolis, the size of Wales, with a host of criss-crossing lines, lying on the bed of the Atlantic Ocean nearly 3½ miles down.
The site lies 620 miles off the west coast of Africa near the Canary Islands - a location for Atlantis seemingly suggested by the ancient philosopher Plato.
The legend of Atlantis has captured the imagination of scholars for centuries.
Plato believed Atlantis was an island civilization sunk by an earthquake and floods, and thanks to Athens, around 9.700 B.C. - nearly 12.000 years ago.
Situated in an area called the Madeira Abyssal Plane, the grid was spotted by aeronautical engineer Bernie Bamford as he browsed through Google Ocean.
Bernie, 38, of Chester, said: "It looks like an aerial map of Milton Keynes. It must be man-made".
Dr. Charles Orser, curator of historical archaeology at New York State University, and one of the world’s leading authorities on Atlantis, called the discovery "fascinating".
Orser said it definitively deserves a closer look.
Orser continued: "The site is one of the most prominent places for the proposed location of Atlantis, as described by Plato".
Jesus said: "I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world", see Matthew 13:35.
The New Testament states there would be eight Empires before Christ's return:
"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.
Jesus said: "I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven", see Luke 10:18.
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.
In Isaiah 14:12 we read concerning Lucifer, the King of Atlantis: "How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!".
The Book of Revelation further reveals: "And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy", see Revelation 13:1.
The Cainites is a race of malevolent beings, which have existed on Earth since the dawn of the present age - the father of which is literally said to be Satan, who had corrupted Eve and had intercourse with her.
Abel's - God's - lineage was to produce Christ, while Cain's - Satan's - lineage was to produce the Antichrist:
The beast that was, and is not; shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition, see Revelation 17:8.
But out of the north comes golden splendor, see Job 37:22.
"Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out", see Acts 3:19.
Some say Atlantis was a civilization more superior and scientific than our present day civilization, but that it was extiginguished by a nuclear war.
Because our modern civilization is advanced enough to produce nuclear weapons, we should be sure we also have the technology to transport our citizens out of harms way, compare with Revelation 12:14.
"Cum autem venerit Filius hominis in maiestate sua, et omnes angeli cum eo, tunc sedebit super thronum maiestatis suae", Matthew 25:31.
Sermo vester semper in gratia sale sit conditus, ut sciatis quomodo oporteat vos unicuique respondere. (Colossians 4:6)
Swedish Industry and Trade Minister Maud Olofsson is supported by the Swedish people in her refusal to pump money into Saab.
Saab may only be hours away from a closure as General Motors could scrap the car brand Saab.
The question is if Saab will merge into a new company with Opel.
There is information that Sweden's Industry and Trade Minister Maud Olofsson has been in contact with the German Chancellor Angela Merkel, which now strengthens the theory that German Opel and Swedish Saab is planning for a future together.
Maud Olofsson has some critics who believe that Saab, which has had heavy losses for decades, suddenly would turn into profits if the Swedish State government took over. But they cannot be serious.
Besides, there is a huge overcapacity in the world car industry.
We have a trend car manufacturing is moving towards lower-wage countries like India and China, where cars are manufactured for half the cost compared to Europe and USA.
Why should taxpayers pump money into uneconomical car companies?
This money is needed for our teachers, nurses, and police officers.
The Swedish government is absolutely right when it decides to not go in and save Saab.
It is the responsibility for governments to see to it that all our kids get free and first class school education, and that all our citizens get free and excellent health care when they are ill.
This is the reason why we are paying taxes.
I absolutely agree with Olofsson that if General Motors cannot turn Saab into a profitable company, how would she and some other Swedish politicians be able to run Saab better?
We want our politicians to ensure equal, free, and quality school education for our kids, free health care for all, and law and order on our streets - nothing else.
This is why we are paying taxes.
I don't want my government to run car industries.
"Non enim iudicavi scire me aliquid inter vos nisi Iesum Christum et hunc crucifixum", 1 Corinthians 2:2.
Altera die videt Iesum venientem ad se et ait: "Ecce agnus Dei, qui tollit peccatum mundi". (John 1:29)
Breitbart reports the traditionalist Bishop, Richard Williamson, whose denials of the Holocaust embarrassed the Vatican, was ordered Thursday to leave Argentina within 10 days.
The Interior Ministry said it had ordered Richard Williamson out of Argentina because he had failed to declare his true job as director of a seminary on immigration forms, and because his comments on the Holocaust "profoundly insult Argentine society, the Jewish community, and all of humanity by denying an historic truth".
Williamson's views created an uproar last month when Pope Benedict XVI lifted his excommunication and that of three other Bishops consecrated by the late Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre as part of a process meant to heal a rift with ultraconservatives.
The flap led the Vatican to demand that the British clergyman recant before he can be admitted as a Bishop in the Roman Catholic Church.
It also prompted the Society of St. Pius X, founded by Lefebvre, to dismiss Williamson as director of the La Reja seminary in Argentina and to distance itself from his views.
The Vatican spokesman, the Rev. Federico Lombardi, said the Vatican had no comment on the Argentine action.
I agree with Damian Thompson, at the Telegraph, that Williamson should have been sacked years ago, when the SSPX first discovered he was a raving Anti-Semite and Holocaust denier.
"Non est enim personarum acceptio apud Deum", Romans 2:11.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Scripsit autem et titulum Pilatus et posuit super crucem; erat autem scriptum: "Iesus Nazarenus Rex Iudaeorum". Hunc ergo titulum multi legerunt Iudaeorum, quia prope civitatem erat locus, ubi crucifixus est Iesus; et erat scriptum Hebraice, Graece, et Latine. (John 19:19 - 20)
Iranian leaders and the Iranian media have lately been stressing the need for tighter relations with Islamic Turkey, and even for forming a strategic alliance with it, as part of the regional and global confrontation between Islam and the West, according to Memri.
These statements have taken on greater significance since the recent Gaza war, which revealed that two camps exist in the Middle East - the Iranian axis (comprising Iran, Syria, Qatar, Hizbullah, and Hamas) and the Saudi-Egyptian camp - and that these camps are engaged in an escalating cold war.
Turkey's inclination towards political Islam is endorsed by Iran.
All the conflicts in the Middle East always involve Israel, Greece, and Rome in one way or another.
Athens was a mighty Kingdom already 10.000 B.C., long before Abraham existed.
Perseus, who was a Greek founded Persia, which included Turkey.
Israel and Persia are constantly at war with each other, and compare with Daniel 10:20.
But since Persia originated from Greece and should belong to Greece, the Greeks will always have the upper hand against Persia.
Islam will not last, but Iran and Turkey are great and old cultures, which will always dwell alongside Greece.
It is just like Israel, who always will rule over the 11 lost tribes, or like the Romans, who always will rule over the Latin world and who will expand the Latin Empire.
What will happen is that Greece will continue in the footsteps of Alexander the Great, and that Greece's influence will reach beyond Turkey, and Iran, to bring all Asia into obedience to democracy.
The Turkish people is not like the Italians, but they are of course rather closely related to the Greeks.
Most of the New Testament was written in present day Turkey, but Jesus insisted that the throne of Satan is located in Pergamum, see Revelation 2:12 - 13.
The New Testament speaks of wars and great tribulation, and since one day is like a thousand years for God, compare with 2 Peter 3:8, we will have wars and great tribulations for 8.000 more years, compare with Revelation 2:10.
But the world will last forever, see Ephesians 3:21, and compare with Psalm 104:5, Ecclesiastes 1:4, and 2 Peter 3:13.
And eventually the Jews, Greeks, and Romans, will unite the world under the leadership of Christ, and compare with Luke 1:32 - 33, and Ephesians 4:5.
The Lord is God, the Lord is good, and the Lord is one.
"Unus Dominus, una fides, unum baptisma", Ephesians 4:5.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Radix enim omnium malorum est cupiditas, quam quidam appetentes erraverunt a fide et inseruerunt se doloribus multis. (1 Timothy 6:10)
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger of California says he will be forced to cut 20 percent of the workforce, after California Senate failed to pass his budget.
BBC reports Schwarzenegger has signed an executive order to sack 22.000 state workers and put 200.000 on the minimum wage.
Schwarzenegger, the former Hollywood film star turned Republican politician, told reporters he had signed an executive order on the staff and pay cuts.
California is the most populous state in America and has the world's eighth biggest economy.
California has been getting deeper into financial trouble because its revenues have fallen dramatically as the housing market crashes, unemployment continues to rise, and consumer spending dries up.
The state has already laid off its workforce for two days a month and postponed sending out tax refunds in an attempt to save money, according to Times Online.
Debra Martin, a union official, told the Los Angeles Times: "People are going to get put out of their homes. The governor says he's sorry. We can't pay with sorry".
Let us hope the crisis in California soon will blow over.
"Age nunc, divites, plorate ululantes in miseriis, quae advenient vobis", James 5:1.
Monday, February 16, 2009
Quotquot autem receperunt eum, dedit eis potestatem filios Dei fieri, his, qui credunt in nomine eius. (John 1:12)
We live in a time where even kids greet each other with karate kicks.
I found the image above, with the leg broken in a rather grotesque manner, on the blog of James B. Webb.
Perhaps this image can convince kids to not kick each other?
"Ideoque et nos tantam habentes inpositam nubem testium, deponentes omne pondus et circumstans nos peccatum, per patientiam curramus propositum nobis certamen", Hebrews 12:1.
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Littera enim occidit, Spiritus autem vivificat. (2 Corinthians 3:6)
The International Herald Tribune reports an appeals court in Afghanistan upheld 20-year prison sentences Sunday for two men who published a translation of the Koran that drove religious leaders to call for their execution.
The appeals court found the men guilty of modifying the Koran - a crime punishable by death.
However, the three-judge panel reiterated a lower court ruling giving the men 20 years each.
Jesus Christ said: "It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life", see John 6:63.
The prosecutor had asked for the death penalty for the two men - Ahmad Ghaws Zalmai, a former spokesman for the attorney general, and Mushtaq Ahmad, a Muslim cleric who signed a letter endorsing the translation.
Chief judge Abdul Salam Qazizada invoked Islamic Shariah law when reading out the sentence, saying death would not have been an extreme punishment.
Qazizada said: "He who commits such an act is an infidel and should be killed", according to some interpretations of Shariah law.
Qazizada did not explain why they didn't issue a harsher verdict.
Many clerics rejected the book because it did not include the original Arabic verses alongside the translation.
It is a particularly sensitive detail for Muslims, who regard the Arabic Koran as words given directly by God.
A translation is not considered a Koran itself, and they say a mistranslation could warp God's word.
The clerics said Zalmai, a stocky 54-year-old spokesman for the attorney general, was trying to anoint himself as a Prophet.
They said his book was trying to replace the Koran, not offer a simple translation.
Translated editions of the Koran abound in Kabul markets, but they include Arabic verses.
The country's powerful Islamic council issued an edict condemning the book.
Christ said: "The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly", see John 10:10.
FoxNews recently ran the story in which Zalmai recounted as he sat outside the chief judge's chambers waiting for a recent hearing: "In all the mosques in Afghanistan, all the mullahs said, 'Zalmai is an infidel, he should be killed' ".
Zalmai lost friends quickly. He was condemned by colleagues and even by others involved in the book's printing.
A mob stoned Zalmai's house one night, said his brother, Mahmood Ghaws.
In the New Testament it is written that: "the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life", see 2 Corinthians 3:6.
So when it comes to the New Testament Gospel, it should be preached to all:
"And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people", see Revelation 14:6.
Christians should accept New Testament translations from the Latin original, and especially into Hebrew and Greek, see Revelation 9:11, but Latin is nevertheless regarded as the Sacred language in the New Testament, and compare with Genesis 27:22, Obadiah 1:6, and Romans 16:20.
"Lex enim Spiritus vitae in Christo Iesu liberavit te a lege peccati et mortis", Romans 8:2.
Sed per gratiam Domini Iesu credimus salvari quemadmodum et illi. (Acts 15:11)
It was the other day The Sun published the amazing story that the children Alfie Patten, 13, and Chantelle Steadman, 15, from southern England had become parents.
But now the story can be rewritten.
A second teenage boy last night claimed he - and not 13-year-old Alfie Patten - is the real dad of 15-year-old Chantelle Steadman’s newborn baby Maisie, according to News Of The World.
Chantelles family insists that her daughter was a virgin when she had sex with the then 12-year-old Alfie.
But it may be more boys who are potential candidates. And now they require DNA testing.
Hopefully, there will be a happy ending to this story.
Active father figures have a key role to play in reducing behavior problems in boys and psychological problems in young women.
I remember Britney Spears recently admitted her father saved her life.
Alfie’s 19-year-old half-sister, Nicole, declared: "I blame my dad for Alfie getting Chantelle pregnant. If it wasn’t for him, Alfie wouldn’t be in this situation. When Dad left it tore the family to pieces".
She laid the blame for Alfie becoming a father at 13 on their own feckless dad running off with a teenage girl.
Dennis Patten, 45, tore his family apart by dumping them for a 19-year-old friend of his stepdaughter.
The father of seven - who is also dad to three stepkids - is still living with new love "Maz", now 21.
CNN reports the birth of the 13-year-old dad's child has sparked an uproar in Britain.
Conservative party leader David Cameron told the British Press Association that parenthood should not be something the teenagers should even have been contemplating.
And former Conservative party leader Iain Duncan Smith, who runs the Centre for Social Justice think tank, said that the birth highlighted another case of "broken Britain" where anything goes.
London's The Times newspaper reported Saturday that in the past decade, more than 40 boys younger than 14 had fathered children.
"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.
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Et praedicari in nomine eius paenitentiam in remissionem peccatorum in omnes gentes, incipientibus ab Hierosolyma. (Luke 24:47)
According to Yahoo! News police arrested six members of a hard-line Hindu group on Saturday for attacking and cutting the hair of three couples on Valentine's Day near the Taj Mahal.
Meanwhile, members of another group vandalized a shop selling Valentine's cards, and raided a restaurant, looking for romantic couples in the Indian portion of Kashmir.
Public displays of love are frowned upon by the older generation in India.
Kissing, holding hands, and cuddling are all social taboos, though the influx of Western culture has made it a more common practice among younger couples.
The protesters used scissors to cut the hair of overtly romantic young couples in a park in the northern Indian city of Agra, said superintendent of police V.P. Ashok.
"The six belonging to Shiv Sena group were arrested for causing a breach of the peace", he told The Associated Press.
In Srinagar, the main city in Indian-controlled Kashmir, a half dozen burqa-clad members of the radical Islamic women's group Dukhtaran-e-Millat tore up Valentine's Day cards in a gift shop, shop owner Shaukat Ahmed said.
The protesters also entered a restaurant looking for couples celebrating their love but did not find any.
The organization has tried to enforce a strict Islamic dress code in the Himalayan region.
Ahmed said the protesters described the cards as "un-Islamic".
"They left after I told them that I won't sell these cards in the future", he told AP.
Here in the West we should remember that our Civil liberties, democracy, and freedom of speech, are very important values, which reflect our Christian culture and faith.
"Continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven", see Colossians 1:23.
Every citizen on our planet should of course be allowed to express love, and especially on Valentine's Day!
This is the reason why Jesus said: "Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 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 28:19 - 20.
"Salvamini a generatione ista prava", Acts 2:40.
Deus caritas est; et, qui manet in caritate, in Deo manet, et Deus in eo. (1 John 4:16)
The New York Times reports tens of thousands of Indian women have joined a protest organized on Facebook to strike back against "moral policing" by religious conservatives, who are trying to stop the celebration of Valentine's Day in India.
"Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us", see 1 John 3:16.
It is very important to understand that Jesus is God Himself, and not only a good teacher or a Prophet, as He said:
"Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven", see Matthew 7:21, and compare with John 8:58, 20:28, Acts 4:12, Romans 9:5, 1 Timothy 3:16, Titus 2:13, 1 John 5:20, and Revelation 1:8.
Last month in the Indian city of Mangalore, young male activists from Sri Ram Sena - a small but vociferous group of activists - attacked young women for visiting a pub.
The women were driven out into the street and several were knocked down as video cameras recorded the scene.
The activists say they are against women drinking on their own in pubs.
Angered by this attack, a female Indian journalist created a Facebook group called The Consortium of Pub-going, Loose and Forward Women.
Nitya Vadusevan, who is from The Consortium, explains why it is this particular day that is a target for the extremist group:
"These groups have been attacking women on Valentine's Day for years now. It is seen as a Western notion and as something that allows people to express their love outside of marriage. You can't have that kind of attitude, they say. You're not allowed to publicly show your love".
The religious conservatives say the day encourages promiscuity and premarital sex.
But tens of thousands of Indian women have joined a protest organized on Facebook, to strike back against "moral policing" by religious conservatives, who are trying to stop the celebration of Valentine’s Day in India, and the women now pelt them with pink underwear.
But the members of Sri Ram Sena are not convinced and are hitting back.
The group's leader, Pramod Muthalik, has come up with a rather surprising response to the protest.
He says he will send pink saris to The Consortium, "to cover your perversion with a piece of Indian culture", he told the women's rights campaigners.
Muthalik, now out on conditional bail in the Mangalore Pub attack case, claims that Valentine’s Day is one of several "international conspiracies against our culture" by Christians.
In Christian teachings Christ is the revelation of the love and forgiveness of God.
Jesus declared the most important commandment of all: "Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord: And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength", see Mark 12:29 - 30.
Then Christ said: "And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these", see Mark 12:31.
I understand that Indian women now are horrified, when they are told that "love" is foreign to India.
How can anyone be against love and urban lifestyles?
"Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love", see 1 John 4:7 - 8.
"Dilectio proximo malum non operatur; plenitudo ergo legis est dilectio", Romans 13:10.
Nihil per contentionem neque per inanem gloriam, sed in humilitate superiores sibi invicem arbitrantes. (Philippians 2:3)
The Sun reports baby-faced Alfie, who is 13 but looks more like eight, became a father four days ago, when his girlfriend Chantelle Steadman gave birth to 7lb 3oz Maisie Roxanne.
He told how he and Chantelle, 15, decided against an abortion after discovering she was pregnant.
Chantelle gave birth to Maisie on Monday night after a five-hour labour at Eastbourne Hospital, East Sussex.
The shy lad, whose voice has not yet broken, said: "I thought it would be good to have a baby. I didn’t think about how we would afford it. I don’t really get pocket money. My dad sometimes gives me £10".
Alfie, who is just 4ft tall, added: "When my mum found out, I thought I was going to get in trouble. We wanted to have the baby but were worried how people would react. I didn’t know what it would be like to be a dad. I will be good, though, and care for it".
Asked how he would cope financially, Alfie replied in a video clip posted on YouTube: "What's financially?".
PM Gordon Brown refused to comment directly on the story but said it was important that the Government did all it could to prevent teenage pregnancies.
Despite the growing national outcry, police revealed this afternoon that no-one would be prosecuted over the pregnancy.
The situation is that a young 13-year-old boy by the name Alfie Patten just has welcomed his newborn daughter into the world, along with his girlfriend Chantelle Steadman, 15.
I think we also should welcome Maisie into the world.
"Dilectio sine simulatione. Odientes malum, adherentes bono", Romans 12:10.
Friday, February 13, 2009
In hoc omnis, qui credit, iustificatur, ab omnibus, quibus non potuistis in lege Mosi iustificari. (Acts 13:39)
Magazines for teens blast girls with urgings to maximize their "hot" looks, while promoting the virginal ideal.
For Catholics, St. Thekla is a role model, who chose to live her Christian life as a virgin in asceticism.
And for black women, Michelle Obama is a new role model.
Maya Rockeymoore, a political scientist in Washington, D.C. said: "Black women across the country say they expect Obama's dark skin will inspire girls and women to feel better about themselves. Her workout habits may inspire others to get in shape. And the Obamas' intelligence may stop the teasing that some black children endure for being smart".
Many black women hope the Obama effect changes the way they are represented in popular culture.
And Michelle Obama also gives hope to single black women, said Brown, 39, an executive assistant in Atlanta.
Apparently Michelle Obama is resonating with black women in a way that Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice never did.
But when it comes to the teen magazine formula, it is so entrenched in teen culture that Nashville Bible publisher Thomas Nelson, Inc., is marketing an annotated New Testament called "Revolve", packaged very much like a teen magazine. Its cover lines include "Are you dating a Godly guy?".
Should we worry about these pink-and-orange, boy-obsessed, lip glossed, giggly treatments of teen life, or accept them as a rite of passage for teen girls?
Meenakshi Gigi Durham, of the University of Iowa in Iowa City said: "All the girls I have talked to have expressed some dissatisfaction with their bodies and many of them have resorted to extreme measures such as starvation".
But why should we blast teenagers magazines for editorial irresponsibility when they publish images we all like of sexy and busty blondes?
What can be better for developing romantic relationships, than obvious sexual health?
"Non abicio gratiam Dei; si enim per legem iustitia, ergo Christus gratis mortuus est", Galatians 2:21.
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Et Petrus quidem servabatur in carcere; oratio autem fiebat sine intermissione ab ecclesia ad Deum pro eo. (Acts 12:5)
The British government has refused entry to Geert Wilders, the leader of the populist Freedom Party over his anti-Islamic statements, according to Radio Netherlands.
The British authorities said beforehand that Geert Wilders would not be allowed to enter the country, but the MP decided to board a flight to London anyway.
The Dutch ambassador to Great Britain, Pieter Willem Waldeck, was due to meet the leader of the populist Party for Freedom (PVV) upon his arrival in London.
Dutch foreign minister Maxime Verhagen said the ambassador would be at the airport to assist the politician.
At the airport, Wilders was detained by Customs officials who advised he would have to return to the Netherlands immediately.
Mr Wilders was invited by a member of the House of Lords to show his film Fitna.
Malcolm Pearson, a member of Britain's upper chamber of parliament - the House of Lords - who had invited Wilders, told the BBC he would show the film to legislators on Thursday "with or without Wilders".
The British government already informed the populist politician on Tuesday that allowing him to enter the UK would pose a "genuine, present and sufficiently serious threat to one of the fundamental interests of society".
Earlier this week, the Durch parliament condemned the British decision to deny entry to a Dutch MP.
Foreign Minister Maxime Verhagen appealed to the British Foreign Office to reconsider its decision, but it has not changed its position.
Geert Wilders has many fans, because he says that Islam "is not a religion, it's the ideology of a retarded culture".
A little more than a year ago, Wilders was voted the most effective politician in the Netherlands.
Jesus said: "If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you", see John 15:18.
Do you think this situation would occur if Geert Wilders had said: "ban the Bible"?
Does anyone have the freedom anymore to cry "fire" in a theater?
"Ignem veni mittere in terram, et quid volo si accendatur", Luke 12:49.
Propter quod deponentes mendacium loquimini veritatem unusquisque cum proximo suo, quoniam sumus invicem membra. (Ephesians 4:25)
Pope Benedict XVI said on Thursday that it was "intolerable" to deny the Holocaust as he confronts controversy over Bishop Richard Williamson, who claimed Jews were not killed in the Nazi gas chambers.
"Any denial or minimization of this terrible crime is intolerable and altogether unacceptable", Pope Benedict XVI told leaders of the Conference of American Jewish Organisations, when he also confirmed plans to visit Israel, according to Yahoo! News.
In a veiled reference to Bishop Williamson, Pope Benedict XVI said: "This should be clear to everyone, especially to those standing in the tradition of the Holy Scriptures".
Pope Benedict XVI said he had been unaware that Bishop Richard Williamson had denied the full extent of the Holocaust, when he lifted the Bishop's excommunication.
The Bishop has so far refused to retract his statements despite being asked to do so by the Pontiff.
The Pope on January 24 lifted excommunication of Bishop Williamson and three other members of a breakaway fraternity, that rejected the Vatican reforms of the early 1960s.
They rejected a declaration - Nostra Aetate - which ended a Church doctrine by which the Jews were held responsible for killing Jesus Christ.
It is correct that the Jews not bear responsibility for the death of Christ, since Jesus Himself choose to lay down His life, by His own free will, in order to prove that He could take it again, see John 10:18.
"Propterea me Pater diligit, quia ego pono animam meam, ut iterum sumam eam", John 10:17.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Huic omnes prophetae testimonium perhibent remissionem peccatorum accipere per nomen eius omnes, qui credunt in eum. (Acts 10:43)
Pope Benedict XVI’s rehabilitatation of the British Catholic Bishop Richard Williamson, who denies that millions of Jews died in Nazi gas chambers, has alarmed Catholics who fear it risks dealing a fatal blow to the inter-faith dialogue promoted by his predecessor.
Bishop Richard Williamson wrote on his blog:
"Benedict XVI has, objectively, shown himself to be against the Jews purely as Jews. Is there any other possible true definition of the expression "anti-semite"?
It is one thing to be outspoken and controversial. But quite another to be plain stupid.
Does anyone really believe Pope Benedict XVI is an Anti-Semite?
"Terraemotus magni erunt per loca et pestilentiae et fames, terroresque de caelo et signa magna erunt", Luke 21:11.
Et si quis eos voluerit nocere, ignis exiet de ore illorum et devorabit inimicos eorum; et si quis voluerit eos laedere, sic oportet eum occidi. (Revelation 11:5)
Today Radio Netherlands reports that the leader of the populist Freedom Party, Geert Wilders, says he will travel to Great Britain on Thursday in spite of a decision by the British government to refuse him entry.
The British authorities say he is not welcome because his visit could pose a threat to public order.
Donald Douglas writes in his blog, American Power, that Britain Capitulates to Muslim Extremism, and that Lord Nazir Ahmed, the first Muslim life peer in Britain's upper chamber, threatens to bring a mob of 10.000 Islamists to storm the Parliament if Wilders is allowed to visit it.
Wilders had been invited by a member of the House of Lords to show his film Fitna.
Melanie Phillips puts things into perspective in The Spectator, concerning Britains capitulation to terror:
"So let’s get this straight. The British government allows people to march through British streets screaming support for Hamas, it allows Hizb ut Tahrir to recruit on campus for the jihad against Britain and the west, it takes no action against a Muslim peer who threatens mass intimidation of Parliament, but it bans from the country a member of parliament of a European democracy who wishes to address the British Parliament on the threat to life and liberty in the west from religious fascism".
The British refusal to deny entry to Wilders has been condemned by politicians from across the Dutch political spectrum.
Dutch Foreign Minister Maxime Verhagen has also contacted his British counterpart David Miliband and protested against the decision.
Is Melanie Phillips right when she says that "Britain is no longer the cradle of freedom and democracy but its graveyard"?
Or is it maybe only a popular general trend, that there are more important things to consider, than to support freedom of speech and the fight against the fascists and hate mongers?
Maybe people indeed want to have lack of freedom and oppressed women?
Sicut scriptum est:
"Quam speciosi pedes evangelizantium pacem,
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Ut probetis potiora, ut sitis sinceres et sine offensa in diem Christi. (Philippians 1:10)
Radio Netherlands reports the Dutch Parlamentarian Geert Wilders, has been refused entry into the United Kingdom despite being invited to visit by a member of the House of Lords, the British parliament's upper chamber.
Wilders is critical to Islam and is therefore regarded as "a threat to public order", and refused entry to the UK.
Geert Wilders, who was due to go to London this Thursday, received a letter today, 10 February, from the British ambassador to the Netherlands telling him that he not is welcome to the UK.
Wilders responded to the decision in fighting mood, telling Dutch media that he still intended to travel to London: "I'll see what happens at the border. Let them put me in handcuffs".
Dutch Foreign Minister Maxime Verhagen's response was also firm.
He contacted his UK counterpart, David Miliband, by telephone and voiced his dissatisfaction that a member of the Dutch parliament - Geert Wilders, who in fact also is the leader of a political grouping, the Freedom Party - has been prohibited from entering a fellow European Union member state.
Dutch Foreign Minister Verhagen said: "the fact that a Dutch parliamentarian is refused entry to another EU country is highly regrettable".
This incident has been highlighted in Dutch media like De Telegraaf.
Geert Wilders, who perhaps is best known outside the Netherlands for having made the video Fitna, in which the religion Islam and its holy book the Koran are attacked as providing a basis for terrorist attacks and for the undermining of Western democracy and values, had been invited to London for a showing of this film to members of the British parliament.
Geert Wilders was invited by a member of the House of Lords, and was initially to have shown his video to the British parliament in January, but those plans were cancelled following fierce protests from the UK's Muslim community.
From a Christian point of view, Martin Luther, the father of the Protestant Reformation, which gave us the Bible, believed that the Papacy played the role of the spiritual harlot, and also believed that the Muslims were the Kingdom of the Antichrist.
John Calvin interpreted the eastern leg of Daniel chapter 2, as the Eastern Islamic Empire, and believed that Daniel 11:37 applied to the Muslims.
Even Jonathan Edwards the great American congregational preacher, revivalist, and President of Princeton University, like Luther and Calvin, saw Islam as one of the primary elements of the Antichrist Kingdom.
Calvin even interpreted Islam’s fall at the sound of the great trumpet, and that Islam falling at the sound of the great trumpet even carries Islam into the Great Tribulation, because all Christian prophecy analysts allege that Islam will be removed prior to Christ's coming.
The "day of the Lord", see Ezekiel 30:3, which is called "that day" in the New Testament, see Matthew 7:22, is further explained in the book of Ezekiel.
This is when "Cush and Phut, Lydia (Turkey) and all Arabia, Libya, and the people of the covenant land, will fall by the sword along with Egypt", see Ezekiel 30:5.
Other prophesies show these nations are cast into Hell, including Asshur - "Iraq and Syria", see Ezekiel 32:22 - 23, and compare with Isaiah 17:1.
Elam - "Iran", see Ezekiel 32:24 - 25, is also severely punished for striking terror against Israel and the believers, see Ezekiel 32:22 - 24, 27.
According to Revelation 2:12 - 13, Jesus insisted that Pergamum is the seat of Satan, and Luther, Vatablus, and others agreed that the "little horn" is the evil Empire.
Europe has really changed dramatically these past 20 years.
This is a sign of the times we live in, that any muslim nowadays can travel to the UK, and live there permanently without any problems or questions asked, while when one of Europe's most prominent and respected democratic political Party leaders is invited to visit, he is not even allowed in.
Our Church fathers, like Martin Luther, who regarded the Muslims as the Kingdom of the Antichrist, have proven to be very accurate in their predictions.
"Et adprehensa est bestia et cum illa pseudopropheta, qui fecit signa coram ipso, quibus seduxit eos, qui acceperunt caracterem bestiae qui et adorant imaginem eius; vivi missi sunt hii duo in stagnum ignis ardentis sulphure", Revelation 19:20.
Monday, February 09, 2009
Qua die autem exiit Loth a Sodomis, pluit ignem et sulphur de caelo et omnes perdidit. Secundum haec erit, qua die Filius hominis revelabitur. (Luke 17:29 - 30)
The arsonists, who started some of the bushfires in Australia, could have killed 200 people in the fire inferno.
As medical specialists treated 20 major burns patients at Melbourne's Alfred Hospital yesterday, a doctor who treated victims of the Bali bombings said the bushfires were "by far one of the worst disasters I have ever been involved in", according to The Australian.
And Yahoo! News reports police declared incinerated towns crime scenes Monday.
The Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd spoke of "mass murder", according to CNN, after investigators said arsonists may have set some of Australia's worst wildfires in history.
As these past few days look increasingly like being Australia's worst peacetime disaster, let us keep Australia and the Australian people in our prayers.
"Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need", see Hebrews 4:16.
"Ab his tribus plagis occisa est tertia pars hominum, de igne et fumo et sulphure, quod procedebat ex ore ipsorum", Revelation 9:18.
Sunday, February 08, 2009
Ipsos vos in dilectione Dei servate, exspectantes misericordiam Domini nostri Iesu Christi in vitam aeternam. (Jude 1:21)
"Despise not prophesyings", see 1 Thessalonians 5:20.
In Revelation 9:11 there is a character called Apollyon.
Nostradamus called Napoleon the First Antichrist and wrote:
"An Emperor shall be born near Italy.
Who shall cost the Empire dear,
They shall say, with what people he keeps company
He shall be found less a Prince than a butcher".
Napoleon was actually born in Corsica in France, close to the Italian border, and he cost France dearly in both manpower and political strength.
France used to be a major world power and used also to be well populated, but Napoleon put an end to that.
We should understand that the only form of society which guarantees democracy, freedom, and progress, is Constitutional Monarchy.
1 Peter 2:17 accordingly states: "Honour the King".
To honor the king is also a model for how we should honor Christ.
The Second Antichrist we find in the New Testament is Adolf Hitler:
Revelation 12:13 states: "And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child".
Nostradamus wrote of Hitler:
"Near the Rhine from the Austrian mountains
Will be born a great man of the people, come too late".
"He shall come to tyrannize the land.
He shall raise up a hatred that had long been dormant.
The child of Germany observes no law.
Cries, and tears, fire, blood, and battle".
If we then move on to our present day, we know that there will be a Third and Final Antichrist.
According to Revelation chapter 13, this person is more hideous than all the others combined.
The Final Antichrist - is not Jewish or Roman, and comes not from the E.U. - but will come from where the Assyrians came from, as Daniel wrote in the Old Testament; from the people which through Nebuchadnezzar deported the Israelis, and destroyed the First Temple in Jerusalem, see Daniel 9:26.
The New Testament states that the Final Antichrist will declare war against the Western world:
"And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ", see Revelation 12:17.
Nostradamus confirms that The Final Antichrist will come from the Middle East:
"Out of the country of Greater Arabia Shall be born a strong master of Mohammed,
He will enter Europe wearing a blue turban.
He will be the terror of mankind.
Never more horror".
Nostradamus predicted we would be at "at war with terror", and that the war would last for 27 years.
This war actually started with the invasion of Kuwait on August 2, 1990.
Of course the world will not end in 2012, and compare with Ephesians 3:21, which says that the world is without end.
But there will however be "Great Tribulation", "such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be", see Matthew 24:21, and compare with Revelation 7:14, and 17:6.
Concerning the Final Antichrist the New Testament says that "he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men", see Revelation 13:13.
"And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened", see Matthew 24:22.
Our present era is about to be completed. But this is not an ending, but rather a new beginning of a coming Golden Age, see Revelation 20:4.
"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.
Et erunt signa in sole et luna et stellis, et in terris pressura gentium prae confusione sonitus maris et fluctuum. (Luke 21:25)
We are about to go extinct. Soon.
This is at least what Phil Brennan writes in Newsmax.
Contrary to poor Al Gore's alarmist prediction that the planet is approaching the boiling point, it's getting colder - a lot colder. And it's going to get even colder!
Spring and fall will disappear, summers will be short and winters longer and increasingly more frigid.
Along with the cooling of the planet will come a series of increasingly violent natural disasters, such as earthquakes and volcanic eruptions of a size and fury unmatched in human history.
"And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; 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.
According to Robert W. Felix in his book, "Magnetic Reversals and Evolutionary Leaps", we evolve not by slow Darwinian steps, but by a series of total transformations.
God created us step by step, with each extinction, followed by the appearance of a new and vastly improved humanoid species that lasted until a new extinction before the onset of an ice age.
The sea level variations will be much greater than earlier predicted.
"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.
Until it became clear that there were big bucks to be made in climbing aboard the global warming gravy train, most scientific organizations such as the National Academy of Sciences were warning that we were on the verge of a new ice age.
The world is in other words about due to slide into the next ice age.
According to Phil Brennan, we have about five years left, but we will be back in 90.000 years - and better than ever!
"Et facta est civitas magna in tres partes, et civitates gentium ceciderunt. Et Babylon magna venit in memoriam ante Deum dare ei calicem vini indignationis irae eius. Et omnis insula fugit, et montes non sunt inventi", Revelation 16:19 - 20.
Saturday, February 07, 2009
Sed qui absconditus cordis est homo, in incorruptibilitate quieti et modesti spiritus, quod est in conspectu Dei locuples. (1 Peter 3:4)
Philippa Runner has a very interesting article in EUobserver, where she writes "an EU-Russia meeting designed to improve post-gas crisis ties went wrong on Friday, when European Commission chief Jose Manuel Barroso clashed with Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin over human rights".
A visibly angry Vladimir Putin, during a press conference in Moscow, censured the commission chief for having discussed "legal matters" with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in a bilateral meeting in his absence earlier the same day.
Putin said: "We need to discuss the full range of problems - both in Russia and in Europe - in order to be able to solve them", accusing EU states of themselves mistreating Russian ethnic minorities, prisoners and migrants.
Barroso replied: "In public opinion there is some concern regarding some recent events that happened in Russia. Namely, the murder of some journalists and some rights activists. Human rights and rule of law are much more important than diplomacy between two states".
In the wake of the January gas crisis, Barroso recently said Russian and Ukrainian leaders are less trustworthy than some African states.
The exchange comes after the recent slayings, in broad daylight in the Russian capital, of lawyer Stanislav Markelov and reporter Anastasiya Baburova, who investigated state killings and torture in North Caucasus.
I understand Putin's anger, because he rightly wants part in Russia's affairs, since he is Russias Prime Minister.
I also understand Russia's anger, in the light of EU supporting its ally Georgia, which last August started the Caucasian war, which led to Russia's invasion of Georgia to restore peace, law and order.
But Barroso makes a good point, because it is true that the recent slayings of lawyers, journalists, and human rights activists in Russia, casts a dark shadow upon Russia in the EU.
Culturally and politically, Russia belongs to Europe, because basically Russians value human rights as highly as other Europeans do.
Let us therefore hope Russia soon will be a full-fledged member of the European Union.
"Spiritum nolite exstinguere", 1 Thessalonians 5:19.
Et de throno procedunt fulgura et voces et tonitrua. (Revelation 4:5)
A cow got fried by lightning passing through its body, at a property near Gladstone, Australia, last month, but it somehow survived.
I am not cooking this up, and Cairns confirms that this not is a mad cow story.
The Professor of Geo-Sciences, Jon Nott said: "Cows are susceptible to lightning strikes because of both sets of legs being on the ground, and they're eating grass from where electricity is conducted from the strike so it is possible it happened but, more often than not, cows die from it".
Professor Nott continued: "The electricity from a lightning strike would enter the front set of legs and exit out the back legs so, again, based on the picture, it is possible it happened".
Professor Nott concluded: "While I can't explain the knee wounds, the ankle wounds would be consistent with those of a lightning strike".
From this we learn that humans caught in the open, during a lightning storm, should keep their feet close together.
If you are not struck directly, you do not want your feet far enough apart to create a potential difference for voltage moving through the ground.
I do not want to speculate how good that cow smelled after it got cooked.
"For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving", see 1 Timothy 4:4.
"Et descendit ignis a Deo de caelo et devoravit eos", Revelation 20:9.
Thursday, February 05, 2009
Beati pauperes spiritu, quoniam ipsorum est regnum caelorum. (Matthew 5:3)
The Swedish government agreed today to scrap a three-decade ban on building new nuclear reactors, saying it needs atomic power to avoid producing more greenhouse gases.
That is a big change, because Sweden was an early and ardent opponent of nuclear power, banning new reactors in 1980 even though nuclear power provides about half the country’s electricity.
I am happy the center-right Swedish government wants the new reactors to be built, because Europe needs cheap and clean energy, and our different countries need to be self-sufficient in energy.
We earlier saw what happened to Bulgaria, which was without energy and heating for one month in the middle of the winter, because of the Ukrainian-Russian gas dispute.
But Sweden’s nuclear revival comes with a catch: The Swedish government said it will not provide financial support for new reactors.
Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt threw down the gauntlet at a press conference, Bloomberg notes: We will now have to see if energy companies were serious when they said that they welcome and are interested in replacing existing old reactors with more modern and secure ones.
Finland is currently the only country in the E.U. building a nuclear reactor.
In the UK Gordon Brown's government is enthusiastic about building a new generation of reactors, arguing that both tackling global warming and ensuring security of energy supply are critical.
Here in Belgium I also hope for a massive nuclear energy push, because energy is very expensive here, and Belgium is heavily dependent on Russian gas.
Belgium needs 10 new nuclear reactors indeed.
"Beati pacifici, quoniam filii Dei vocabuntur", Matthew 5:9.
Scire etiam supereminentem scientiae caritatem Christi, ut impleamini in omnem plenitudinem Dei. (Ephesians 3:19)
News.com.au reports a woman has confessed she arranged the rape of 81 women, so she could later convince them that martyrdom as suicide bombers was the only way to escape the shame.
In a video confession, she explained how she had mentally prepared the women for martyrdom operations, passed them on to terrorists who provided explosives, and then took the bombers to their targets.
Women are often allowed through military checkpoints without being searched, making it easier for them to hide explosives under their traditional robes.
The reason for religion, is to make us feel better and happier, in order for us to have a more abundant life, compare with John 10:10.
But one "religion" obviously encourages the rape of even their own women in order to destroy their mental balance, so that they are more easily brainwashed into becoming suicide bombers to further "Jihad".
Facing this reality, we cannot cowardly bury our heads in the sand like the European Parliament, and pretend that all Gods are like Jesus Christ.
But maybe it is the will of the European Parliament to see women raped and then recruited as suicide bombers?
Recently, the Speaker of the European Parliament, Hans-Gert Pöttering, promised "not to offer any space in the European Parliament" for Geert Wilders' movie Fitna.
Well, Geert Wilders is a moderate, but our politicians, who do not tolerate any criticism of "religious" persons like this evil Iraqi mum, who had women raped into suicide bombers, are in for a rude awakening.
The European Parliament is in my opinion wrong, when it bans information of a "religion", which encourages the rape and death of its own children.
Now see the devastating results for yourselves!
"Et omnia subiecit sub pedibus eius et ipsum dedit caput supra omnia ecclesiae", Ephesians 1:22.
Wednesday, February 04, 2009
Non est Iudaeus neque Graecus, non est servus neque liber, non est masculus neque femina; omnes enim vos unus estis in Christo Iesu. (Galatians 3:28)
There is a great ignorance about what the separation of Church and State means.
What Christ meant, when He said: "Render therefore unto Caesar the things which be Caesar's, and unto God the things which be God's", see Luke 20:25, was that money is earthly, so you use it on Earth, but that praise is heavenly, so you give that to go Heaven.
But it means absolutely not that the 10 percent who do not believe in God should impose their morality or lack of moral on the 90 percent of the population who actually believes in the Gospel.
Something is clearly wrong when The First Amendment of the U. S. Constitution can permit Nazis and Ku Klux Klansmen to march on public property, advocate the extermination of people of the Jewish faith, and the subjugation of blacks, while the same amendment forbids children from saying a prayer in school.
The Western world is designed to shield Christianity from the tyranny of the state, not the other way around, as Licia Corbella, points out in Calgary Herald.
Western rule of law, for instance, is based on the premise that all people are created equal in the image of a loving God. There are no castes in Christianity.
To therefore teach our citizens hostility to religion, and specifically to Christianity, is wrong considering that Western civilization was built by Christianity.
I agree with Licia Corbella that it is no coincidence the freest, and most prosperous nations in the world are Christian-based.
Atheists make up a very small minority of the "believers" in our society, and yet it is their religion that is constantly being rammed down the throats of the majority.
"Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty", 2 Corinthians 3:17.
"And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit", see 1 Corinthians 15:45.
Be quick or be dead!
"Vos enim in libertatem vocati estis, fratres", Galatians 5:13.
Tuesday, February 03, 2009
Sol convertetur in tenebras,
et luna in sanguinem,
antequam veniat dies Domini
magnus et manifestus.
The Prophet Elijah the Tishbite, confirms that the South Pole could move to Brazil.
And a perplexing inrush of Penguins have washed ashore more than 2.000 miles from home.
A commentator wrote that many baby penguins now can be found in Brazil.
I also agree that animals have a wonderful sense of moving out of danger, from fires, floods, earthquakes, and now we see the coming Poleshift.
"Ipsi enim diligenter scitis quia dies Domini, sicut fur in nocte, ita veniet", 1 Thessalonians 5:2.
Monday, February 02, 2009
Et sicut factum est in diebus Noe, ita erit et in diebus Filii hominis: edebant et bibebant, uxores ducebant et dabantur ad nuptias, usque in diem, qua intravit Noe in arcam, et venit diluvium et perdidit omnes. (Luke 17:26 - 27)
A snowcapped volcano northwest of Tokyo erupted early Monday, sending up a huge plume of smoke and gas and raining fine, powdery ash on parts of Japan's capital.
Mount Asama erupted in the early hours of Monday, belching out a plume that rose about a mile high, Japan's Meteorological Agency said.
Chunks of rock from the explosion were found about 3.300 feet (1.000 meters) away from the volcano.
Ash was detected over a wide area, including central Tokyo and as far as eastern Chiba.
The eruption was not big enough to disrupt daily life near the volcano, though many people awoke to find their cars covered in a fine layer of powder.
National broadcaster NHK showed people in Tokyo lining up to get their cars washed or wiping the ash from their windows, with some drivers saying they first thought it was snow.
"Because it's February and not harvesting season, there was no real damage to any crops", said Shoichi Matsumoto, a local official, according to MSNBC.
With 108 active volcanoes, Japan is among the most seismically busy countries in the world. The country lies in the "Ring of Fire" - a series of volcanoes and fault lines that outline the Pacific Ocean.
Later Monday, the agency also reported a minor eruption at another volcano - Sakurajima in southern Japan.
Volcanic eruptions, mega sized earthquakes, tsunamis and landslides are all part of the catastrophes, like rising sea levels and melting glaciers, which would be signs of the return of Christ, compare with Matthew 24:7, Luke 21:25, and Revelation 16:18 - 21.
"Similiter sicut factum est in diebus Loth: edebant et bibebant, emebant et vendebant, plantabant, aedificabant; qua die autem exiit Loth a Sodomis, pluit ignem et sulphur de caelo et omnes perdidit. Secundum haec erit, qua die Filius hominis revelabitur", Luke 17:28 - 30.