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I knelt to pray but not for long,
I had too much to do.
I had to hurry and get to work
For bills would soon be due.
So I knelt and said a hurried prayer,
And jumped up off my knees.
My Christian duty was now done
My soul could rest at ease.....
All day long I had no time
To spread a word of cheer
No time to speak of Christ to friends,
They'd laugh at me I'd fear.
No time, no time, too much to do,
That was my constant cry,
No time to give to souls in need
But at last the time, the time to die.
I went before the Lord,
I came, I stood with downcast eyes.
For in his hands God! held a book;
It was the book of life.
God looked into his book and said
"Your name I cannot find
I once was going to write it down...
But never found the time"
- We believe every word in the KJV Bible and believe it is
the Word of God and that Jesus is the Christ, God Himself, who
spilled His blood on the cross for our sins and rose again to
prepare a place for those who repent and accept 'His' righteousness
as their righteousness and repent. They are those who accept
Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, Jews first and then Gentiles.
"Behold, I stand at the door,
and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will
come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me."
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- Luke 12:20,21 "But
God said unto him, "Thou fool,
this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall
those things be, which thou hast provided? So is he that layeth
up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God."
We pray the Lord will bless you with a thirst for truth and a
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- Avenue of Light exposing the Vatican http://www.xanga.com/AvenueOfLight
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- MORE GREETINGS to all and the newcomers to this list. We'd
like to introduce ourselves. George and Rita Williams founded
this ministry. We were Mormons (Temple Mormons) for 20 years.
We prayed to God in 1992 to allow us to do a ministry speaking
out against Scientology. Six months later God led us to the truth:
out of the cult of Mormonism. We did not know at the time we
were in a cult. No-one had witnessed to us in 20 years.
- The Holy Spirit brought us to information about all the cults
and the present development of the New World Order. We began
bringing our research to you. Because all the research was already
done, we decided to build a library within Cephas Ministry. Our
newsletters are not designed to provoke
anger which is strictly prohibited in Scripture. It is to shed
light on activities by those who would deceive those who are
recorded in the Book of Life by devious methods and systematic
- We are Bible students and have left all worldly organizations.
We attend church if the message is from the authorized KJV Bible.
The focus of these newsletters is to prove why we had to leave
the world system. We are called 'Watchmen on the Wall' which
God always had during the Old / New Testament Times.
- To understand what is happening, one has to know the Bible
to compare notes.
- The first section is about the church.
The news about churches is unedited unless indicated by Ednotes.
The church as we knew it, is undergoing disintegration. This
began on a fast track in the early nineteen sixties when the
Catholic Church produced liberal Vatican II to replace Vatican
- The trend since then has been ecumenical which is truly what
the word 'Catholicism' means: a universal religion all
inclusive and multicultural. The Bible calls for a final church
and today's church doesn't resemble what Jesus taught. The Word
of God has undergone many changes to fit the progressive modes.
Many new Bible tranlations have brought confusion. The Bible
calls for a falling away from the truth before
Jesus comes back for His Bride. The true believers are called
'Ekklesia.' Our newsletters prove this fact and prove that the
Bible is true from beginning to end.
- The second section is about globalism
where we bring your attention to the social, political and global
trend, the so called democratizing what is left of the world.
This is a deception since the underlying new world global government
is developed by implementing sustainable development. The
Bible prophesies that there will be ten kings (ten horns), each
king (horn) will receive a region of the world as a reward for
work well done for the Antichrist. This is the reason for the
present development of NAU (The North American Union) as well
as the war in the Middle East. It again proves that we are moving
to closure of the times of the Gentiles prophesied in the Bible.
The end result will not be Democracy but a form of Fascist Communism
(Public/Private Corporations enslaving mankind).
- The third section compliments End Time
teachings because Israel is the time piece of the Biblical Prophecy.
1948 was the beginning of the figtree representing Israel, coming
back to life. Israel was allowed to return to its land. Israel
is the rock upon which the world stumbles and crumbles. We watch
and visit Israel for signs which point to the Tribulation to
confirm that we are moving into that space of time.
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- TODAY'S 'HOLY SCRIPTURES' STUDY:
Salvation by Works or Faith in Jesus Christ?
By Gail Riplinger
- The following table contains comparisons excerpted from New
Age Bible Versions, Chapter 15 - "Striving or Saved?"
- and provide examples that illustrate exactly how Christians
are being led away from believing entirely upon the Lord Jesus
Christ as revealed in His true word set forth in the Authorized
Version of the King James Bible - and are quietly being led into
a New Age gospel of works.
NIV, NASB and most others
Children, how hard is it to enter the kingdom of God
Children, how hard is it for them that trust in riches to enter
into the kingdom of God
By standing firm you will save yourself
In your patience possess ye your souls
Galatians 5:22 et al
But if it be or works, then is it no more grace
The gospel of Christ
I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God
In whom we have redemption
In whom we have redemption through his blood
Believe in me
He who believes has everlasting life
He that believeth on me hath everlasting life
Calling on His name
Calling on the name of the Lord
1 John 5:13
And that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God
2 John 1:9
Doctrine of Christ
1 Timothy 2:7
Truth in Christ
Neither is circumcision anything
For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing
I bow my knees before the Father
I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ
An heir of God
An heir of God through Christ
God who created all things
God, who created all things by Jesus Christ
Our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ
Every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God
1 John 4:3
And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come
in the flesh is not of God
- This chart and more information is available in tract form
from A.V. Publications, Corp., P.O. Box 280 , Ararat , VA 24053
- THE LAODICEANS IS THE FINAL CHURCH MENTIONED IN THE BIBLE
- "And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans
write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness,
the beginning of the creation of God; I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would
thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou
art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I
will spue thee out of my mouth.
- Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased
with goods, and have need of nothing;
and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor,
and blind, and naked: I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried
in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that
thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do
not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest
see. As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore,
and repent." Revelation 3:14-19
- MASONIC WORSHIPFUL MASTER CLAIMS FREEMASONRY IS NOT A RELIGION
- Original Message From: MB To: email@example.com
Sent: Thursday, September 06, 2007 1:19 PM Subject: Your postings
- To Whom It May Concern
- I would respectfully like to inform you that your posting
regarding Freemasonry being a religion is about as wrong as a
wrong thing can be. It is NOT a religion. It is NOT a cult. It
is NOT a secret society. It is a universal fraternal brotherhood
of men who seek to better themselves in order to be more useful
to society. A Freemason can follow whatever religion he chooses.
Christianity seems to be so arrogant as to think Freemasonry
is some sort of threat to it or preaches some sort of alternative
doctrine. There is NO Masonic priesthood. There is no Masonic
doctrine. religion and politics are taboo subjects in Lodges.
We welcome men of good character with a willingness to be useful
from any class, creed, religion or ethnic background. Many Masons
are devout Christians. We have members who are high ranking in
their respective churches. Encouragement to attend church stems
from the fact that, at least here, we are historically and culturally
a "christian" country. It equally means encouragement
to follow whichever religion - if any - a Mason subscribes to.
The stonemasons tools, symbols and lexicon are used allegorically
in our personal development of men to make them better members
of society, not in any sort of religious ritual. And charity
to those less fortunate around us is fundamental to us.
- Also your article about the Mason's Apron is incorrect. Certainly
in Irish Freemasonry (third oldest constitution) a Master Mason
is not presented with a pure white lambskin apron. This is presented
to an Entered Apprentice. A master Mason is presented with a
particularly decorated apron. Neither is the white apron for
burial so it may be presented to the Great White Throne. There
is no such doctrine. When we speak of The Great Architect we
speak not os a specific God, like the Christian God, but of the
God held divine by any and all Freemason's and of the Supreme
Being who shaped the universe, in whichever form any individual
Freemason's happens to believe in this. Belief in a Supreme Being
is fundamental to Freemasonry. Use of the Bible in Lodges in
"christian" countries stems from cultural traditions.
In Lodges in Islamic nations, the Koran is used in this way,
for example. Should an Islamic Mason visit my Lodge I would be
obliged to have a copy of his holy book present.
- Your inaccurate articles give uninformed people the wrong
idea about us and portray you as simply seeking to denounce that
which you do not understand. We are not in "competition"
with ANY religion yet it seems Christianity believes we are.
Cannot Christianity accept that not everyone wants to be one
or believes in God the way you say we must? very sincerely MB
Worshipful Master Serviamus Lodge 524 (I C)
- Peace, Love & Harmony - I will strive to live with Love
and Care, upon the Level, by the Square.
- Dear MB,
- I truly appreciate your response to the authors who wrote
the articles about Freemasonry. Although I am a woman, I was
personally involved for many years. I praise God He took me through
the ranks to show me first hand what is going on. God finally
confronted me personally that I needed the Holy Spirit to go
to Heaven and the Holy Spirit could not live in my body until
I left all worldly organizations. To get the Holy Spirit I needed
to be justified by the Death of God's only begotten Son Jesus
Christ, Who laid down His life by allowing Anti-Christians to
plunge a sword into His side so the blood would rush down to
the ground and take His life. This was the only sacrifice that
would satisfy God for our sins. Our good deeds are dung to God.
Those who receive the Holy Spirit by accepting Jesus Christ rather
than Lucifer for their savior will be the only ones allowed in
Heaven because Jesus Christ is the way to the truth and the life.
All others will be thrown into the lake of fire with Satan and
his demons. God forgave me after many years of unwittingly believing
Lucifer rather than the Word of God. The Christian God is a God
of three persons who are ONE. God of the Old Testament became
Jesus Christ in the New Testament and believers received the
Holy Spirit of Christ Jesus after Jesus returned to His Father
in Heaven and are now His Body. God is a triune God all the other
so called gods are monotheistic. They have no resurrected prophets
or Saviors. Don't be a fool and let men rob you of eternal life
in Heaven. Satan has the power to deceive all mankind if it were
not for the Holy Spirit. He is the Holy Spirit of truth. Without
Him we cannot understand the Bible. So please in God's name go
to the WORD of God and read it and get saved for evermore. There
is nothing, I mean nothing, worth losing out on eternal life
with our creator. Just think what it would be like to be in the
presence of God who created everything. It is awesome and really
- ".. Through God we shall do valiantly: for He it is
that shall tread down our enemies. (Psalms 108:13) Shalom, Rita
Williams at Cephas Ministry
- This YouTube presentation proves that Freemsaonry is a religion.
(Repeated from News_Pulse_October 2007)
- JOHN ANKERBERG, WALTER MARTIN AND THE FORMER WORSHIPFUL MASTER
JACK HARRIS AND A MASON. [EDNOTE: WATCH THE HANDS OF THE MASON
MAKING THE SIGN OF THE HORNS AS HE TRIES TO DEFEND HIMSELF]
- The men re-enact the Masonic Rituals and what they mean and
prove that it is a religion. There are several other videos on
that page about Masonry.
- TOMATO ANGELS: GOD SPEAKS TO US IN ALL SORTS OF WAYS,
- AMERICA'S PASTORS PREACHERS OF TRUTH OR PROMOTERS OF TYRANNY?
- By Chuck Baldwin - www.NewsWithViews.com - August 21, 2007
- According to KSLA television in Shreveport, the Department
of Homeland Security (DHS) intends to use America's preachers
to help pave the way for martial law in the event of another
terrorist attack upon the United States. The KSLA report (which
you can read for yourself here) begins, "Could martial law
ever become a reality in America?' Some fear any nuclear, biological
attack on U.S. soil might trigger just that. KSLA 12 has discovered
that the clergy would help the
government with potentially their biggest problem: Us.. Continued:
- CONFRONTING EVIL AND TAKING A STAND FOR CHRIST!
LivePrayer 30 - (Exodus 15:6; Deuteronomy 32:41; Psalms 68:11;
1 Peter 5:8) October 9, 2007 Daily Devotional - October 17, 2007
- Romans 1:25 - Sadly, I seem to be the only nationally known
preacher who isn't afraid to go on the record and take a stand
against voting for the member of a satanic cult for President.
Make sure you type in the http://www.christianpost.com/article/20071016/29718_Why_Some_Evangelicals_Won%92t_Vote_for_Romney.htm
NBC, who owns 32% of the "i" Network and is in control
of programming and all aspects of the network. They have made
huge strides this past year in shoring up their prime time programming
which has brought lots more viewers to the network. Before, they
needed the revenues, but they are going to be at a place VERY
soon where if we aren't on board, we aren't getting on board.
This is the last national network there is for us to tie into.
I am sharing this with you since my gut is if we can't pull the
trigger by the end of October for a December 3rd start, or the
end of November for a Jan 7th start, this door will be permanently
closed. That means we are down to less than 45 days to make this
happen. I know the impact we can have on this nation and in literally
millions of lives in a very short period of time! Please be praying
about being part of the "Liveprayer 30." http://www.liveprayer.com/ddarchive3.cfm?id=3086
- Do you believe me yet? "Mom and dad" as well
as "husband and wife" have been banned from California
schools under a bill signed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Also under this bill, boys are allowed to use girls' restrooms
and locker rooms, and vice versa, if they choose. This bill is
meant to appease the homosexual community as they continue to
force society to accept their deviant choice of sex as acceptable
and normal behavior. Also in the news today is a story about
Mitt Romney's attempts to woo the Christian vote. In the story,
he states "His belief in Jesus Christ as his personal savior,"
trying to deceive people into thinking he is a Christian.
- In case you haven't heard my message, SATAN IS BUSY DESTROYING
LIVES AND LEADING PEOPLE TO HELL!!! My question for you today
is what are you doing for the Lord? When will it be enough for
you to step up and take your stand? Do you simply watch and do
- My friend, I have been writing every day for 97+ months now
telling you how bold satan is. I don't know if you have seen
the latest fund-raising effort by Planned Parenthood, the organization
that counsels women to kill their unborn babies. It is a $15
tee shirt that says, "I had an abortion." Last fall,
Ms. Magazine actually had an article, "We Had Abortions,"
accompanied by the names of thousands of women nationwide who
signed a petition making that declaration. Even a few years ago,
people would have never been bold enough to proclaim to the world
that they killed their baby. Sin no longer has any shame.
- As I shared with you last year, there is now a new 24-hour-cable
network called LOGO. It is owned by Viacom that also owns CBS,
CW (where the Liveprayer TV late night program used to be on),
MTV, VH-1, many other cable networks, as well as a movie studio,
publishing houses, and a wide of array of international media
holdings. LOGO has programming 24/7 geared towards the gay and
lesbian community. Just a few years ago, people knew homosexuality
was wrong and an abomination to God. Sin no longer has any shame.
- We are living in a day and time when sin no longer has any
shame. Those who call sin for what God calls it are mocked, laughed
at, labeled intolerant, and dismissed as ignorant. The tide has
now sufficiently turned that we are living in a time when it
is CRIMINAL in some places to speak out against what God says
is sin. Already there are incredible hurdles to take the truth
of God's Word into the secular marketplace.
- People are told they will be fired for sharing their faith
at work. We are asked in many social settings to NOT talk about
our faith. Getting the most ungodly content that destroys lives
out to the masses via secular media and advertising is no problem.
However, trying to take the message of Christ and the truth of
God's Word to the masses using those same secular vehicles is
almost impossible. It will soon be CRIMINAL.
- You see my friend, SIN CANNOT STAND IN THE LIGHT OF THE TRUTH!
The truth of God's Word exposes sin for the lie that it is. That
is why those who choose sin do their best to silence those proclaiming
the truth of God's Word. Today's anchor verse tells us that there
will come a day when they "exchange the truth for a lie."
That is exactly what we are seeing unfold before our very eyes
- The Bleeping Truth Video - Islamic historical facts, the
issue that caused Bill Keller's station to be discontinued his
program - Keller defends the Bible confronting Muslims: http://www.liveprayer.com/tbt11.cfm?b=h
- THE CHRISTIAN FAITH IS NOW SEEN BY MOST TO BE EXTREME
- ISLAM'S SAVIOR PARALLELS THE SECOND COMING OF JESUS?
- WORLD AWAITS YOU A MAHDI
- August 28, 2007 - 04:54:15 È.Ù - The 15th of
the lunar month of Sha'ban marks the birth anniversary of Imam
Mahdi (AS), the 12th Imam of the infallible household of the
last messenger of Allah Hazrat Mohammad (Peace by Upon Him and
His Household). He is also known as Imam Zaman and Imam Asr (Imam
of Time), and the awaited Imam. He was born on the night of the
15th of Sha'ban in the year 255 A.H. (869). His mother was Narjis.
He succeeded his father Imam Hassan al Askari, the eleventh Imam
when he was five years old. God made him an Imam while still
in the state of childhood as he made Jesus (AS), son of Mary
(AS), a messenger in the cradle.
- According to several documents narrated by prominent Sunni
and Shii Ulema, the Imam will reappear with God's permission
for the final establishment of a global government of justice.
Hazrat Mohammad (SAWA) said, "The days and nights will never
end until God sends a man from my household, whose name will
be the same as mine. He will fill the earth with justice and
fairness as it was filled with oppression and tyranny. If only
a single day remained for the world, God would lengthen it so
that he would send on it a man from my descendants, whose name
is the same as mine."
- The Imam (AS) will appear at the Ka'aba in Mecca as "Mahdi",
generate a global revolution as the "Qa'em", make Kufa
in Iraq his seat of world government of justice, and march upon
Beit ul Moqaddas to lead the prayers with the exalted messenger
Jesus Christ (AS) as his deputy. He will put an end to injustice
and exploitation and humanity will know real peace and order.
As the holy Qoran says, "For we have written in the psalms,
after the remembrance, the Earth shall be the inheritance of
my righteous servants. Surely in this is a message delivered
unto a people who serve."
- The Surah "Messengers" 21:105-106 - http://www.iribnews.ir/front_en.asp?sec=front_en_ir
- REGULATOR ALLOWS CREATION OF HUMAN-ANIMAL EMBRYOS
- September 8, 2007 The Human Fertilization and Embryology
Authority (HFEA) cleared the way yesterday for its experts to
consider licence applications from scientists wanting to combine
the genetic material of human cells with animal eggs in order
to create a new type of embryonic stem cell for research into
debilitating disorders. . .
- Last November, the HFEA received two applications for research
licenses to carry out the cloning of animal eggs which have had
99 per cent of their genetic material removed and replaced with
a full complement of human chromosomes. The resulting embryos
will be almost entirely human but still part-animal. .
. Full story:
- ALLAH - THE MOON GOD
- The Archeology of The Middle East - The religion of Islam
has as its focus of worship a deity by the name of "Allah."
The Muslims claim that Allah in pre-Islamic times was the biblical
God of the Patriarchs, prophets, and apostles. The issue is thus
one of continuity. Was "Allah" the biblical God or
a pagan god in Arabia during pre- Islamic times? The Muslim's
claim of continuity is essential to their attempt to convert
Jews and Christians for if "Allah" is part of the flow
of divine revelation in Scripture, then it is the next step in
biblical religion. Thus we should all become Muslims. But, on
the other hand, if Allah was a pre-Islamic pagan deity, then
its core claim is refuted. Religious claims often fall before
the results of hard sciences such as archeology. We can endlessly
speculate about the past or go and dig it up and see what the
evidence reveals. This is the only way to find out the truth
concerning the origins of Allah. As we shall see, the hard evidence
demonstrates that the god Allah was a pagan deity. In fact, he
was the Moon-god who was married to the sun goddess and the stars
were his daughters. http://www.biblebelievers.org.au/moongod.htm
- MUSLIMS SEEK RIGHT TO ABANDON FAITH
- Young Muslims begin dangerous fight for the right to abandon
faith - Times On Line, September 11, 2007 A group of young Muslim
apostates launches a campaign today, the anniversary of the 9/11
attacks on America, to make it easier to renounce Islam. The
provocative move reflects a growing rift between traditionalists
and a younger generation raised on a diet of Dutch tolerance.
The Committee for Ex-Muslims promises to campaign for freedom
of religion but has already upset the Islamic and political Establishments
for stirring tensions among the million-strong Muslim community
in the Netherlands.Continued: .http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article2426314.ece
- DEATH PENALTY FOR MEN WHO BEHEADED 'WITCH'
- AAP, via the Herald Sun, Australia - October 4, 2007 - www.news.com.au
- Two men have been sentenced to death in Papua New Guinea after
pleading guilty to wilfully murdering a woman accused of witchcraft
by beheading her with a bushknife. Sedoki Lota, 22, and Fred
Abenko, 20, of Salakahadi village in Milne Bay Province have
been ordered to be hanged by the neck until dead by Justice Mark
Sevua in the National Court in Alotau. The pair pleaded guilty
to wilfully murdering Marcia Kedarossi on July 9, 2005, at Sigaroi
village on Normanby Island, PNGs Post-Courier newspaper
reported today. Continued: http://www.religionnewsblog.com/19567/murder
- WIFE BEATERS AND ABUSIVE PREACHERS LET'S ARREST THE VIOLENCE
Charisma Magazine - by editor J Lee Grady - September 14, 2007:
What happened last month between Bishop Thomas Weeks III and
Juanita Bynum raises serious concerns about both domestic and
spiritual abuse. Ive been holding my tongue for a few weeks
since I learned that Bishop Thomas Weeks III was arrested after
being accused of kicking, choking and hitting his wife, prominent
preacher Juanita Bynum, in a hotel parking lot in Atlanta on
Aug. 22. We did not need another embarrassing display of religious
hypocrisy played out in the national media. The incident gave
the whole church a black eye and bruised our reputation. When
I first heard that Weeks excused his actions (the devil made
him do it, he claims) and that his congregation cheered his return
to the pulpit (after he fled from police and then posted $40,000
bail), I was riled. What was this guy thinking? We are
not going to release Gods healing to a broken world with
threats, hateful speech and a loveless gospel. Its
outrageous. A Pentecostal bishop beat his wife so badly she had
to go to the hospital. Weeks, of course, says there is another
side to the story. I guess well hear his version in the
courtroom, where he will face the possibility of jail time. Continued:
- TRUTH, JUSTICE AND THE ORAL ROBERTS UNIVERSITY SCANDAL
- Charisma Magazine - J. Lee Grady - October 12, 2007 - The
current uproar at ORU should motivate all ministries to clean
up their acts before we have a Christian version of the Enron
tragedy. Twenty years ago we were holding our heads down in shame
as we endured the ugly PTL scandalwhich added new phrases
to our national vocabulary such as air conditioned dog
house and gold-plated faucets. Televangelist
Jim Bakker went to prison, Jimmy Swaggarts Bible college
collapsed and many disillusioned people lost faith in evangelical
ministries because donor funds were misused. Hopefully we learned
some important lessons from that debacle. Or did we? I dont
know about you, but Im having flashbacks from 1987.
It was déjà vu all over again when one of the countrys
top Pentecostal colleges was accused of serious ethical and financial
wrongdoing last week. In a lawsuit filed by three professors
from Oral Roberts University (ORU), school officials, including
its president, Richard Roberts, were accused of misusing donor
funds and violating IRS tax codes. The suit triggered an uproar
in Tulsa, Okla., where ORUs 5,300 students, along with
alumni, faculty and community leaders, are now forced to take
sides while the schools reputation hangs in the balance.
Hopefully things will cool off so that responsible adults
can sort through the mess, throw out any false accusations, correct
any wrongs and preserve an institution that has served the cause
of Christ since it was founded in 1963.
The professors who filed the suit say they took legal action
because ORUs board of regents would not listen to their
grievances. But in a chapel service held on Oct. 3, Roberts confidently
told students that the lawsuit is about intimidation, blackmail
and extortion. Roberts and his wife, Lindsay, then went
on CNNs Larry King Live on Oct. 9 to deny all wrongdoingand
claimed that most of allegations were based on a list of rumors
that Lindsays sister was asked to compile. The next day,
ORU officials announced that they have ordered an independent
investigation. Continued: http://www.charismanews.com/
- ORAL ROBERTS PRESIDENT TO TAKE LEAVE
From Associated Press - By JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUS - October 17,
TULSA, Okla. - Oral Roberts University president Richard Roberts
has asked the school's board of regents for a leave of absence
amid accusations of lavish spending at donors' expense and illegal
involvement in a political campaign. Full story: Breaking news
- SCANDAL BREWING AT ORAL ROBERTS UNIVERSITY
- Associated Press - By JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUS - Associated Press
Writer - October 5, 2007
TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Twenty years ago, televangelist Oral Roberts
said he was reading a spy novel when God appeared to him and
told him to raise $8 million for Roberts' university, or else
he would be "called home."
Now, his son, Oral Roberts University President Richard Roberts,
says God is speaking again, telling him to deny lurid allegations
in a lawsuit that threatens to engulf this 44-year-old Bible
Belt college in scandal. Richard Roberts is accused of illegal
involvement in a local political campaign and lavish spending
at donors' expense, including numerous home remodeling projects,
use of the university jet for his daughter's senior trip to the
Bahamas, and a red Mercedes convertible and a Lexus SUV for his
wife, Lindsay. She is accused of dropping tens of thousands of
dollars on clothes, awarding nonacademic scholarships to friends
of her children and sending scores of text messages on university-issued
cell phones to people described in the lawsuit as "underage
- At a chapel service this week on the 5,300-student campus
known for its 60-foot-tall bronze sculpture of praying hands,
Roberts said God told him: "We live in a litigious society.
Anyone can get mad and file a lawsuit against another person
whether they have a legitimate case or not. This lawsuit ...
is about intimidation, blackmail and extortion." San Antonio
televangelist John Hagee, a member of the ORU board of regents,
said the university's executive board "is conducting a full
and thorough investigation." Colleagues fear for the reputation
of the university and the future of the Roberts' ministry, which
grew from Southern tent revivals to one of the most successful
evangelical empires in the country, hauling in tens of millions
of dollars in contributions a year. The university reported nearly
$76 million in revenue in 2005, according to the IRS. Oral Roberts
is 89 and lives in California.
- The allegations are contained in a lawsuit filed Tuesday
by three former professors. They sued ORU and Roberts, alleging
they were wrongfully dismissed after reporting the school's involvement
in a local political race. Richard Roberts, according to the
suit, asked a professor in 2005 to use his students and university
resources to aid a county commissioner's bid for Tulsa mayor.
Such involvement would violate state and federal law because
of the university's nonprofit status. Up to 50 students are alleged
to have worked on the campaign.
- Continued: http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2007-10-05-oral-roberts-univ_N.htm
- BUSH: ALL RELIGI0ONS PRAY TO 'SAME GOD' [TRUE OR FALSE?]
- Understand The Times
- October 7, 2007 - Based on facts provided in the following
article, the United States of America is headed for judgment.
President Bush, who professes to be a Christian, does not understand
biblical Christianity. He is a player who is dedicated to moving
the world towards a one world religion for the cause of peace
that is ANTICHRISTIAN. The Bible states we are to pray for our
leaders. Bible believing Christians need to pray that the President
of the USA reads the Bible and apologizes for the statement he
has made that the "god of Islam" is the God of Christianity
and that "all religions" pray to the same God.
- ATHEISM, AGNOSTICISM - GROUP TAKES ITS ANTI-RELIGION MESSAGE
The Capital Times, Madison, WI, USA - October 2, 2007 - David
Callender - www.madison.com -
- On the eve of its 30th annual convention, Madisons
Freedom From Religion Foundation is taking its anti-religion
message to billboards around the city. The group unveiled its
first message on an 18-foot billboard just off the west Beltline
near the Todd Drive exit today. The billboard looks like a stained
glass window with the message Beware of Dogma and
the groups name and Web site.... That billboard will carry
the Beware of Dogma message on one side and another
stained glass message with the phrase Imagine No Religion.
- The group bills itself as the nations largest association
of atheists and agnostics and contends that the ad is the first
nontheistic billboard in Madison. The group has been
embroiled in both national and local religious battles for years.
Recently, the group forced state Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen
to drop religious speakers from a murder victims remembrance
ceremony, arguing that the event was sponsored by an organization
that received federal funds and could not legally mix religion
with federal money. Whole story: http://www.religionnewsblog.com/19562/anti-religion-billboard
- THE UNACCEPTABLE COST OF CHRISTIAN-ZIONISM
Charles E. Carlson August 23, 2007 - Excerpt: "... Presidential
candidates and congressmen alike know they need the Christian
Right to be elected. Rudy Giuliani and Hillary Clinton know this,
and candidates who want Christian Zionist leaders to endorse
them must go to Israel first and receive its stamp of approval
from Israels reigning power, the Likud government. Hillary
Clinton was in Israel to curtsey to the Likud leaders, as did
Republican Rudi Giuliani. The Israeli press reported Rudi assured
their Likud leaders that if he is the US President there will
be no problem with Israels continued occupation of the
West Bank and Gaza. Israels spokesman quoted him as promising
there will be no Palestine state in his White House. Giuliani
promises four more years of military aid for Israel, and four
more years of occupation and starvation for the Philistines.
Israel has ample reason to trust Giuliani so he will get its
support. Now, having earned Israels endorsement, Giuliani
is all set to seek the smiling handshake and endorsement of American
Christian Zionist leaders, which then give him access and a forum
before 100 million Judeo-Christian US citizens and perhaps as
many as 40 million voters. AIPAC is an enforcer to make sure
the congressman follows through on his promises, but the votes
come from the people who have been suckered into believing Judeo-Christianity
is the same as following Christ. Full article: http://whtt.org/index.php?news=2&id=1697
- THE "REAL LATIN" INVASION OF AMERICA
- [Email] While everyone is wrapped up in 911truth deployment
and conspiracy research on all the big bad Zionists and bankers,
the Vatican spreads its Roman Catholic Latin invasion of America
right under everyone's nose. It's no secret most Mexicans are
Roman Catholic, and President Bush is purposely not clamping
down on the Mexican border most likely by direct orders from
the Vatican. He visits the Pope frequently.
- TERROR GROUP BROADCASTING FROM TEMPLE MOUNT
- WorldNetDaily's Jerusalem Bureau - By Aaron Klein - September
18, 2007 - Program live from Judaism's holiest site delivers
threats against Jews
The official radio network of a major terror organization has
been exclusively broadcasting daily from the Temple Mount, Judaism's
holiest site, WND has learned. The radio network regularly features
Iranian and anti-Semitic propaganda and death threats against
Jews. The Al-Quds network, the official radio station of the
Islamic Jihad terror group, has been exclusively broadcasting
special nightly Ramadan prayers from the Mount's Al Aqsa Mosque
since last week. The station also is broadcasting the Tarawih
prayers, special Sunni Muslim prayers recited at night during
- Saleh Al-Massri, Al-Quds radio station manager, told WND
the Temple Mount broadcasts provide Islamic Jihad with "an
opportunity to spread Islam and its values and to bring some
happiness to the suffering Palestinians who can't reach the Al
Aqsa Mosque for Tarawih prayers."
- Islamic Jihad, together with Fatah's Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades
terror group, took responsibility for every suicide bombing in
Israel the last three years. Islamic Jihad also carried out scores
of deadly rocket and shooting attacks and is one of the most
active Palestinian terrorist organizations.
MATRIX - HOW TELEVISION CONTROLS AND PROGRAMS MINDS TURN OFF
- News From Marrs - By L. Wolfe - 2007-09-10 - The subconscious
is powerful. It is aware of every particle and detail around
you. But it doesn't know the difference between fact or fiction
and acts on all information passing through the conscious mind
as fact, and responds to it. So what do you think happens when
you watch silly, moron, goofy commercials and television programs?
They are training your thought processes. Hey buddy, I'm talking
to you. Yes, you, the guy sitting in front of the television.
Turn down the sound a bit, so that you can hear what I am saying.
Now, try to concentrate on what I am going to say. I want to
talk to you about your favorite pastime. No, it's not baseball
or football, although it does have something to do with your
interest in spectator sports. I'm talking about what you were
just doing: watching television. Do you have any idea about how
much time you spend in front of the television set? According
to the latest studies, the average American now spends between
five and six hours a day watching television.
- Let's put that in perspective: that is more time than you
spend doing anything else but sleeping or working, if you are
lucky enough to still have a job. That's more time than you spend
eating, more time than you spend with your wife alone, more time
than with the kids. It's even worse with your children. According
to these same studies, young children below school age watch
more than eight hours each day. School age children watch a little
under eight hours a day. In 1980, the average 20-year-old had
watched the equivalent of 14 months of television in his or her
brief lifetime. That's 14 months, 24 hours a day. More recent
figures show that the numbers have climbed: the 20-year-old has
spent closer to two full years of his or her life in front of
the television set. At the same time, the researchers have noted
a disturbing phenomena. It seems that we Americans are getting
progressively more stupid. They note a decline in reading and
comprehension levels in all age groups tested. Americans read
less and understand what they read less than they did 10 years
ago, less than they have at any time since research began to
study such things. Continued: http://www.cephas-library.com/nwo_how_television_controls_and_programs_minds.html
- TELEVANGELIST BILL KELLER URGES OSAMA BIN LADEN TO BECOME
AP, via FirstCoastNews.com, USA - September 17, 2007 - ST. PETERSBURG,
FL (AP) Osama bin Ladens video urging Americans
to convert to Islam has been answered by a Florida televangelist
who invites bin Laden to become a Christian. In a video message
to the al-Qaida leader, Bill Keller says, By accepting
Christ as your savior, you can not only save your own soul, but
God will use you to save many others. The video appeal
is posted on Kellers Web site. It also repeats the condemnations
of Islam that prompted a Tampa TV station to cancel his Live
Prayer with Bill Keller broadcast. The TV show is now broadcast
by another Tampa station. Continued:
- M. WAYNE BENSON PRESIDENT OF EMERGE MINISTRIES AND CHAIRMAN
OF THE BOARD
Wayne Benson is a visionary leader for the 21st Century! He is
an articulate speaker, gifted administrator and experienced pastor
who communicates a compassionate and compelling message for ministry
and the Christian life.
- In the fall of 2005 Wayne was elected to serve as President
and CEO of Emerge Ministries, a premier Christian counseling
center in Akron, Ohio, specializing in helping minister and missionary
families. Under the visionary leadership of its founder, Dr.
Richard Dobbins, Emerge has been rebuilding lives and training
clinicians and pastors for over 30 years. Emerge has been a redemptive
force, known in the U.S. and abroad for its compassionate, healing
touch upon the lives of ministers, missionaries and their families.
- Prior to serving at Emerge, Wayne was elected president of
Central Bible College. The singular focus of CBC is for
the training of ministers and missionaries. The College,
which has a distinctive 83-year history with 28,000 alumni serving
in more than 80 nations, has made new advances in both academic
recognition and field-relevance through the presidents
Master Plan. In 2004, the college attained regional accreditation
and received over 30 commendations from three accrediting bodies.
CBC also experienced new growth under Bensons administration
showing the largest increase in the freshmen class in nine years.
In June of 2005, Wayne and Kathy concluded their four-year term
at CBC, declining a second term graciously offered by the Board
- Bensons experience reaches well beyond academics and
administration. During his 25 years as Senior Pastor at Grand
Rapids First Assembly of God, the church experienced unprecedented
growth: orchestrating a staff of 80 with 13 pastors, housing
a school of 750, and leading a congregation from 250 to over
5000 constituents toward spiritual maturity and exciting outreach
ministry. In this local venue, Wayne and his wife Kathy discipled
well over 300 believers into full-time ministry. Continued: http://www.emerge.org/about/leadership.php
- CEOS OF GATES, VERIZON, JESUIT COLLEGE ADVERTISE NEW
- A USER DISCOVERED SMARTPHONE AN "ELECTRONIC CONFESSIONAL"?
- This should alert to the surveillance threat through anything
these men sell the public, e.g. things with Microsoft software.
What such people are creating is an electronic confessional.
[Check this testimony:] "I was carrying a Verizon cell phone
registered in my name when I was ambushed by law enforcement
days.. " Continued:
- THE MURKY RIVER OF BROWNSVILLE
The Strange Doctrine and Practice of the Pensacola Revival -
by G. Richard Fisher & M. Kurt Goedelman
- Within Pentecostal circles in the early 1900s and beyond,
Azusa Street became a catch phrase describing what
some regarded as a powerhouse move of God. Now, nearly a century
later, recent events at an Assembly of God church in Floridas
panhandle are receiving similar fanfare. William F. Leach, superintendent
for the Michigan district of the Assemblies, says: On April
9, 1906, it happened at the Azusa Street Mission ushering in
the modern day Pentecostal Movement. On Fathers Day of
1995, a sovereign move of Gods Spirit began in Pensacola,
Florida at Brownsville Assembly of God.
- 1 This revival is being heralded as A River
is Flowing and a place to meet the God of the Universe
face to face.
- 2 Praise for it has even been proclaimed from the very top
of the denomination that represents the largest body of Pentecostals.
The Reverend Thomas E. Trask, General Superintendent wrote in
an exclusive release to Assemblies of God ministers: I
have been asked by many, Brother Trask, have you been to
Brownsville Assembly in Pensacola, Florida, and what do you think?
Well, I am happy to say Ive been there and had the joy
of ministering to that fine congregation on a Sunday morning.
First of all, one must recognize that this is the sovereign work
of the Holy Spirit.
- 3 There are two dominant human agents of the revival. The
first includes the pastor of the Brownsville congregation, the
Reverend John Kilpatrick. Kilpatrick, who is ordained with the
Assemblies of God, said he received the call to preach at age
14 in his hometown in Georgia. He graduated from Southeastern
College of the Assemblies in Lakeland, Fla. and Berean School
of the Bible in Springfield, Mo. He previously served pastorates
in Georgia and Indiana and has been pastor of the Brownsville
Assembly in Florida for 15 years. Kilpatrick, like others mesmerized
with revival within the Charismatic and Pentecostal
circles, maintains that prior to current phenomenon taking place
at his church he was burned out, worn out and tired out. Saint
Louis Vineyard pastor Randy Clark asserted the same emotions
prior to his pilgrimage to Tulsa to a Rodney Howard-Browne service.
Clarks revitalization at the hands of Howard-Browne was
then the catalyst for the alleged move of the Spirit at the then
Airport Vineyard in Toronto.
- The second key player in Pensacola is the Reverend Stephen
Hill who is ordained as a Missionary Evangelist with the Assemblies
of God. He has held crusades and is responsible for church planting
in South America, Spain, Russia and other places on the foreign
field. He came to Brownsville three years ago and is currently
preaching the revival meetings there. Kilpatrick and Hill both
indicated that this revival is as important, if not
more important, than the book of Acts. It is bigger than and
better than all previous revivals, these being just a foundation
for this end times move of God. Kilpatrick further
emphasizes the scope and magnitude of the revival,
which began at his church and now has begun to spread to other
congregations: Continued: http://www.pfo.org/brownsv.html
- 2008 US PRESIDENTIAL AND PAPAL KNIGHT DANIEL IMPERATO NAMED
AS GRAND PRIOR OF ORDEN BONARIA FOR THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA
- Presidential Candidate for Grand Prior of Orden Bonariand,
Papal Knight Daniel Imperato Named as Grand Prior of Orden Bonaria
for the United States and Canada, and Wife Jan Deborah Imperato
Named as Lady of Zenobia.
London (i1connect News) - Today it was announced that
Daniel Imperato, a Knight of the Orden Bonaria, has been named
as the Grand Prior of Orden Bonaria for the United States and
Canada, his wife, Jan Deborah Imperato, was named Lady of Zenobia
by the Orden Bonaria, Royal and Imperial House of Tadmur. Prince
de Septimio -Bathzabbay of the House of Tadmur recently received
the Imperato 's and bestowed on them these great honors.
- As Grand Prior, Daniel Imperato will be responsible for overseeing
the Knights within the region as well as promoting good relations
between United States, Canada, and Great Britain.
- Prior to becoming the Grand Prior of the Orden Bonaria for
the United States and Canada, Daniel Imperato was knighted as
a member of the organization back in February of this year. During
his time with the organization, Imperato has knighted His Excellency
Ali Nasser Mohammed, former President of South Yemen, Raul Garron,
Chairman of the Bolivian Central Bank, Nasser Al-Maisari, Middle
Eastern Businessman, Beryl Wolk, Business Guru, Julio Herzer,
Hollywood Producer, and Actino Quintero, Media Publisher, Daniel
Imperato is currently a candidate for the office of the Presidency
in the United States. Based upon i1connect's research, this would
be the first time that someone of a noble appointment such as
Grand Prior, is running for President in the United States.
- Mrs. Imperato also received her noble appointment as the
Lady of Zenobia.
- Zenobia was a Queen of the Palmyrene Empire and eventually
the ruler of the empire. In 269, she conquered Egypt expelling
the Roman prefect of Egypt, Tenagino Probus, and then proclaimed
herself Queen of Egypt also. She finished her life as a prominent
Roman philosopher, socialite, and matron. Mrs. Imperato, orginally
a native of Berne, Indiana, now resides in West Palm Beach with
her loving husband. She has enjoyed a successful career in Real
Estate for the past 20 years and is active within the Palm Beach
society. The Orden Bonaria is one of the world's oldest humanitarian
- BROTHER ANDREW WELCOMED BY IRAN, HAMS AND TALIBAN
- Dutch pioneer missionary and founder of Open Doors Brother
Andrew says he has preached the love of Jesus to Hamas, the Taliban
and Muslim clerics in Iran. Recently he was invited to appear
on national television in Iran, and has visited Pakistan and
Afghanistan, where a Taliban leader told him he's welcome back
any time. The 79-year-old missionary says he personally has baptized
scores of Muslim radicals, and he challenges other Christians
to follow in his footsteps. In his words, "The doors are
open, their hearts are open, but are we open?" "We
have created an enemy image of Muslims," Brother Andrew
says. "We fear fundamentalists who acquire nuclear weapons
or emigrate to the West to take over our neighborhoods, imposing
Sharia law. But maybe the real reason why we fear Muslims is
that we won't tell them 'God loves you'. Do we see members of
al-Qaeda or Hamas as potential temples of the Holy Spirit? They
won't be if we don't pray for them, and if someone in whom Christ
dwells doesn't go to them. I believe God calls Christians to
join a new 'jihad' - one of forgiveness, radical love and unyielding
prayer." What happens when Muslims Believe in Christ? Brother
Andrew just launched a new book: 'Secret Believers: What Happens
When Muslims Believe in Christ', written with Al Janssen. "I
wanted to tell the stories of Christian communities in Pakistan
such as Shantinagar, destroyed by Muslims, and how we publicly
said 'We forgive you Muslims for what you've done to us'. The
result: within a year we had a community centre, a literacy centre
and a clinic there. Because the Christians were so open and learned
to forgive, it was a new start." Full article:http://www.cephas-library.com/allnations_dutch_pioneer.html
6 DIE FROM BRAIN-EATING AMOEBA IN LAKES
Mysterious, deadly amoeba that kills By CHRIS KAHN - Associated
Press Writer - 28 September 2007
PHOENIX -- It sounds like science fiction but it's true: A killer
amoeba living in lakes (video: MyFoxPhoenix) enters the body
through the nose and attacks the brain where it feeds until you
die. Even though encounters with the microscopic bug are extraordinarily
rare, it's killed six boys and young men this year. The spike
in cases has health officials concerned, and they are predicting
more cases in the future." This is definitely something
we need to track," said Michael Beach, a specialist in recreational
waterborne illnesses for the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention. "This is a heat-loving amoeba. As water temperatures
go up, it does better," Beach said. "In future decades,
as temperatures rise, we'd expect to see more cases."
- According to the CDC, the amoeba called Naegleria fowleri
(nuh-GLEER-ee-uh FOWL'-erh-eye) killed 23 people in the United
States, from 1995 to 2004. This year health officials noticed
a spike with six cases -- three in Florida, two in Texas and
one in Arizona. The CDC knows of only several hundred cases worldwide
since its discovery in Australia in the 1960s. In Arizona, David
Evans said nobody knew his son, Aaron, was infected with the
amoeba until after the 14-year-old died on Sept. 17. At first,
the teen seemed to be suffering from nothing more than a headache.
- MORNING STAR MINISTRIES INITIAL APPROVAL FOR TOWER DEVELOPMENT
- The Herald, SC, USA - October. 2, 2007 - Kimberly Dick -
http://www.heraldonline.com - FORT MILL York County Council
gave initial approval Monday to a development agreement that
gives the county several ways to demolish the 20-story tower
if it isnt converted into a retirement home as MorningStar
Ministries proposed. Founder and Director Rick Joyner said MorningStar
Ministries will have financing ahead of the six month deadline
to turn the uncompleted 20-story tower into a senior citizens
resort. I understand and appreciate the questions, especially
financial feasibility, Joyner said. We will hit those
requirements ahead of schedule. We are the ones everyone wants
to lend to right now. Joyner has yet to say how much money
the project will require. York Countys tallest building
was scheduled to be demolished earlier this year, and if this
development agreement is breached, it would be razed. The building
was started in the 1980s, and nothing has been done to it since
evangelist Jim Bakker left in disgrace in 1988. If financing
isnt secured in six months from the site plan approval
and if plans arent approved by the International Code Council,
the agreement calls for the tower to be torn down, York County
Planning Director Susan Britt said. Other minor details also
could result in the building being destroyed. County employees
worked since January to create the development agreement with
the nonprofit organization. The five-year development agreement
on the 52-acre former Heritage USA property can be extended with
councils approval, Britt said.
- Continued: http://www.religionnewsblog.com/19545/morningstar-ministries-2
- POLYGAMY, FLDS: HOPE SPRINGS BOUNTIFUL?
http://www.macleans.ca - By Chris Selly - MACLEANS.CA, Canada
- October 1, 2007 - Even by the standards of the wheels of justice,
coming to grips with the polygamous community in Bountiful, B.C.,
has been an achingly slow process. And with last weeks
conviction of polygamous leader Warren Jeffs in Utah, the years
of indecision at the B.C. Attorney-General's office have been
brought into even sharper focus. While successive governments
in Victoria have fretted over whether Canadas polygamy
ban would survive a challenge under the Charter of Rights, their
counterparts in Utah and Arizona have appeared far more inventive
in prosecuting sexual assault cases against polygamists. A jury
in Arizona convicted 38-year-old Kelly Fischer of having sex
with a minor last year despite never hearing from his victim.
Jeffs was convicted as an accomplice to the rape 14-year-old
Jane Doe by her 19-year-old first cousin, in that he had arranged
their marriage, even though the rapist himself wasnt
- Polygamy has been illegal in Canada since the first Criminal
Code was enacted in 1892, and Section 293 of the Criminal Code
makes clear just how much the government prefers monogamy.
- It threatens five years imprisonment for anyone who
in any manner agrees or consents to practise or enter into
"any kind of conjugal union with more than one person at
the same time - or, indeed, anyone who celebrates,
assists or is a party to a rite, ceremony, contract or consent
that purports to sanction [such] a relationship. A 2005
poll showed upwards of 95 per cent of Canadians disapproved of
the lifestyle, which is commonly associated with everything from
poor educational achievement to physical and sexual abuse, the
abandonment of male children and human trafficking. Continued:
- SAMOA'S COUNCIL OF CHURCHES UPSET BY FROM SCIENTOLOGISTS
Radio New Zealand International, New Zealand October. 2, 2007
- www.rnzi.com - The chairman of the Council of Churches in Samoa,
the Reverend Oka Fau'olo, has dismissed reports saying the Curch
Concil is supporting a goodwill visit by Scientology representatives
currently in the country. The chairman says there is no need
for Scientology ministers to come through the council in order
to provide disaster training and seminars for the public because
there are other suitable organizations such as the local medical
- Reverend Fau'olo's comments were in response to a media statement
issued by Scientology representatives last week who said the
government and the council of churches have supported their presence
in Samoa. The chairman says Scientology is a secular organization
and he warns the public to be very cautious about what they will
- But the goodwill visit by Scientology ministers is welcomed
by the Prime Minister, Tuila'epa Saâ'ilele Malielegaoi,
who met with the organization's representatives before he departed
for the United Nations Assembly session last week.
- CONTEMPORARY CONFESSION OF FAITH 0N YOUTUBE
- Black Light Hands - This is pretty neat. People wearing all
black and white gloves "act out" the words of the song
"Who Am I?" with the assistance of a black light.
- WORLD CHRISTIAN DOCTORS NETWORK.
- Christian medical doctors around the world. Its ultimate
aim is to bring glory to the Great Physician by witnessing to
patients, as well as to colleagues and to the general population
as a whole, about the great works of healing through the gospel
of Jesus Christ by prayer of faith and proven with definite evidence
of healing based on medical data. Focusing on divine healing,
WCDN has conducted international medical conferences where various
interesting diseases and medical conditions that were healed
through prayer of faith and with definite medical evidences are
presented to medical practitioners as well as scientists. Issues
relevant to Christian medical practice and to the divine calling
are likewise discussed by speakers who are experts in various
I've been healed of ovarian cancer that had spread throughout
- Sonoko Kumagai (Ida Manmin Church, Japan)
- One day in July 2005, a pair of pants that had fit me pretty
well in the past felt unusually tight. I realized my stomach
had swollen and looked like I was ready to give birth. I was
in pain from head to toe and was unable to eat. After losing
6 kilograms (more than 13 pounds) in a week, I went to see a
doctor on August 5 and was stunned when I heard the diagnosis.
"It's ovarian cancer. The cancer is over 5,000; it's really
- Repenting of the past I took a leave of absence from work
and underwent an operation. Cancer had spread throughout the
peritoneum that it was not removable and the doctor said his
only recommendation was chemotherapy. Without too much to gain,
I left the hospital in a few days. While I was staying at home,
I began reading the Bible from Genesis and examining myself to
see why I became subject to such trials and what sins I had still
remaining in me.
Although I'd been a Christian since childhood, God reminded me
of how I had lived a self-centered life and how I'd been unable
to be at peace with my husband as I had to juggle among working,
raising children, and doing house chores. When I repented of
each sin, God filled me with love and peace. Receiving prayer
from Rev. Dr. Jaerock Lee I had been familiar with Ida Manmin
Church and its Pastor Rev. Seung-gil Ryu. I had also been given
Rev. Dr. Jaerock Lee's testimonial memoir and received God's
grace through his crusades, upon hearing about my cancer, Rev.
Ryu advised me to receive prayer from Rev. Dr. Lee. So I decided
to visit Manmin Joong-ang Church in Korea in October 2005 and
ask Rev. Dr. Lee for his prayer.
My family, who had no faith, was concerned. Yet, I had the faith
by which I believed I could be healed and after preparing an
offering and with prayer the way General Naaman had done, I boarded
the plane for Korea.
- Dramatic drop in the cancer level When I arrived at the Church
for the Friday All-night Service on October 7, 2005, the sights
of the massive sanctuary and the Spirit-filled faces of brothers
and sisters made me feel like I was in heaven. When I met with
Senior Pastor Rev. Dr. Jaerock Lee for his prayer alongside the
rest of the group from Japan, I received teeming grace from his
gentleness and humble heart.
"¢®¦scorch the ovarian cancer from its root.
I pray in the name of Jesus Christ"
The moment Rev. Dr. Lee prayed for me, I felt my stomach beginning
to heat up and became certain that I had just received God's
healing. I felt better day after day and the rest of my visit
to Korea was very enjoyable. When I returned to Japan, I went
to the hospital for another exam and the cancer that had been
over 5,000 had incredibly dropped below 100. After experiencing
God's grace firsthand, I joined and started attending Ida Manmin
Church. One day, I felt my body heat up twice and I could feel
in my heart that Rev. Dr. Jaerock Lee was praying for me at those
moments. "Everything's normal now." As I was faithful
to my God-given duties at the church and marched onward in Christ,
my heart was always at peace and overflowing with joy. My condition
also improved; about six months later, I regained all the weight
I had lost. I strove to recompense for God's grace as I served
in the choir and in serving meals on Sundays. When I went back
to the hospital for a regular physical on March 2, 2006, I learned
that everything was "normal." Hallelujah! On top of
this, God has blessed the faith of my 15-year-old daughter and
her grandfather to grow while I serve Him today as assistant
mission leader of the 1 Women's Mission. Whenever I hear the
Senior Pastor's message of life, in gratitude I begin shedding
tears. I am going to do everything I can to spread the news of
the Living God and the works of His power. I give thank and glory
to God who has healed me and I also thank Senior Pastor Rev.
Dr. Jaerock Lee, Rev. Seung-gil Ryu, and fellow brothers and
sisters in Christ at Ida Manmin.
- 1. Before receiving prayer: CA 125 cancer: 5420 (8/12/05)
2. After receiving prayer: CA 8.9 cancer (normal range) (3/2/06)
- PRAISE GOD WITH US FOR THE FOLLOWING:
- September 25, 2007 - 1. Our teammate Nader shared the following
story (about which he recently learned) at our last Team Meeting:
"A" was an Iranian refugee who came to the Lord in
Athens several years ago, and began to develop his walk with
the Lord. He had been a drug addict and the Lord completely delivered
him. About 4 years ago, his wife told him that if he didn't return
to Iran she was going to divorce him. So he returned. Some time
after returning he led his wife and kids to the Lord. Then his
parents and siblings. Then his wife's parents and siblings. They
started meeting in his home for worship and Bible studies. Soon,
men in police uniforms with I.D. papers were showing up during
these house meetings and severly beating "A". These
beatings actually began to draw the attention of the neighbors
who asked "A" why they were doing this to him. This
gave him the opportunity to share Jesus with his neighbors, who
started coming to Christ and joined the home fellowship! One
of those neighbors was a policeman who investigated and found
out that there was actually no order from the police department
for beatings to be carried out against "A" and that
the men coming to do this were imposters!
- So this neighbor PROMISED PROTECTION PROVIDED BY THE POLICE
DEPARTMENT against any further beatings. THERE ARE NOW FIVE HOME
FELLOWSHIPS THAT "A" HAS STARTED IN HIS CITY SINCE
LEAVING GREECE FOUR YEARS AGO! 2. Lord willing, it looks like
we will be resurrecting next month The Nest ministry (temporary
shelter/discipleship ministry) after over 2 years of "hibernation"!!!
PTL!! Please pray, as we only have 50% of monthly costs PLEDGED,
but are trusting God to bring in the other 1,000 EUROS/month
as we take this step of faith. One of our new teammates Brett
Sanner will be overseeing this strategic ministry. 3. Our account
at I.T. is back in the black, due to some extra generous gifts
this month. It is not yet built up enough for us to be reimbursed
for the last 5 months of "business" expenses, but we
are very grateful not to be "in the red" any longer.
Thanks to all who prayed and/or gave. THANKS FOR STANDING WITH
US IN THIS MINISTRY! Grateful,
- Scott & Vicki McCracken
Panagiotou 3 Papagou
- (30) 210-65-28-191
'VELVET ELVIS' AUTHOR ENCOURAGES EXPLORATION OF DOUBTS
Megachurch pastor Rob Bell says faith in Jesus must be repainted
for each generation if it's to avoid the fate of Elvis kitsch.
By Charles Honey Religion News Service http://www.beliefnet.com/story/173/story_17301_1.html
- VELVET ELVIS - A DOORWAY TO THE NEW AGE
- PRAYER OF FAITH BY DAVID MAIA ON HIS SAXOPHONE
- May 24, 2007 - From: ferfernandes - A mais perfeita e linda
adoração category Music ON Youtube
- Submitted by: Teresa Neumann October 3, 2007 - As a worshiper
and musician, I realize that stylistically, worship music can
be subjective. Some Christians love contemporary music, while
others are more comfortable with traditional hymns. Ultimately,
however, it all boils down to expressing our love to our Lord,
does it not?
That said, I'd like to introduce our readers to Brazilian worship
leader Davy Maia. I was introduced to him myself only last week...via
a video feed on a large screen at our church. Prior to viewing
the video, I had heard of Davy from a team who had just returned
from Brazil on a mission trip. They couldn't say enough about
the incredibly powerful move of the Holy Spirit that followed
this man's gifting as he played his saxophone, both on stage
and as he moved among the prostrate crowd, ministering to them
on his instrument.
By clicking on the link provided below, you will be able to hear
Davy play Shout to the Lord on his saxophone. (Note: Fast-forward
through the first 2-3 minutes of the tape where he is speaking
in Portuguese. Listening with headphones will improve the sound.)
Regardless of your personal preference in worship styles, there
is no denying the passion for Christ that literally drives this
musician to give his all on his instrument. Watching this for
the first time not only sent chills up my spine, it moved me
to tears. Granted I saw this on a large screen and through a
great P.A. system, but the Holy Spirit isn't limited by such
trifles. What a marvelous God we have, Who ministers to us through
brothers and sisters around the world we haven't ever met! Enjoy....
Source: Teresa Neumann-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LdR6cOJdARk
- SILENCE IS THE ONLY TRUE RELIGION - WHAT DO CHRISTIAN LEADERS
the October 5th Oprah show, Oprah's guest was the author of the
book, Eat, Pray, Love. Elizabeth Gilbert's book is the story
of how she left her husband and her life behind and found what
she came to call "the only true religion": the
silence. Her journey took her around the world, where she
learned to meditate in an India ashram. Oprah, who openly resonates
with the New Age and meditation techniques, said she is very
excited to have Ms. Gilbert on her show. Calling it a "phenomenon"
and "a life-changer," Oprah expresses her excitement
for the book and the author. Gilbert explains that the first
step in her journey was to go on an eating binge in Italy. "I
would not have been able to physically do the yoga, the meditation,
the hard rigor of spiritual work. So I went to Italy first and
I ate my guts out for four months."
- From Italy, Gilbert traveled to India where she learned to
meditate: "There was something about that yoga path that
really appealed to me--and you do that through silence and the
discipline of meditation -- and I really wanted to go pursue
that full out." "None of this works without stillness,"
Liz says. "One of the great teachings that I learned in
India is that silence is the only true religion." During
her time at the ashram, Gilbert had a meditative experience where
she says "the scales fell from my eyes and the openings
of the universe were shown to me." Oprah's promotion of
Gilbert and her book will likely cause millions of women (and
many men too) to go out and buy the book. And once again Oprah,
who has become a prophet and an evangelist for the New Age message,
will help lead so many over the cliff of spiritual lostness through
meditation (i.e., the silence).
- Is it any wonder why ministries like Lighthouse Trails show
such concern when Christian leaders tell followers, You can't
really know God without the silence. Different than finding a
quiet place away from noise and distractions, the silence is
referring to a stillness of the mind. Ray Yungen, author of A
Time of Departing, says it is like putting the mind in neutral.
Contemplatives say it is like tuning into another frequency.
New Agers call it different things like a thin place, sacred
space, ecstasy; whatever it is called, both New Agers and Christian
leaders are telling us we must practice silence and stillness
if we really want to know God. Click here to read the rest of
this report. Source: http://www.lighthousetrails.com
- PRESIDENT BUSH: ALL RELIGIONS PRAY TO THE SAME GOD.
"[A]ll the world, whether they be Muslim, Christian, or
any other religion, prays to the same God." - President
- by WorldNetDaily.com - October 7, 2007 - President George
Bush has repeated his belief all religions, "whether they
be Muslim, Christian, or any other religion, prays to the same
God" - an assertion that caused outrage among evangelical
leaders when he said it in November 2003. Bush made the statement
Friday in an interview with Al Arabiya reporter Elie Nakouzi.
House website for transcript of interview]
- Al Arabiya is Al Jazeerah's top competitor in the Mideast.
As the president and Nakouzi walked from the Oval Office to the
Map Room in the White House residence, Nazouki asked, "But
I want to tell you - and I hope this doesn't bother you at all
- that in the Islamic world they think that President Bush is
an enemy of Islam - that he wants to destroy their religion,
what they believe in. Is that in any way true, Mr. President?"
"No, it's not," said Bush. "I've heard that, and
it just shows [sic] to show a couple of things: One, that the
radicals have done a good job of propagandizing. In other words,
they've spread the word that this really isn't peaceful people
versus radical people or terrorists, this is really about the
America not liking Islam. "Well, first of all, I believe
in an Almighty God, and I believe that all the world, whether
they be Muslim, Christian, or any other religion, prays to the
same God. That's what I believe. I believe that Islam is a great
religion that preaches peace. Click here to read entire WorldNetDaily
report. Source: http://www.lighthousetrails.com
- OUR LADY OF AMERICA??
brings statue to Howell
Posted by the Asbury
Park Press on 09/24/07
BY MICHELLE GLADDEN - FREEHOLD BUREAU HOWELL ? - Our Lady of
America is as much a dream come true as she is an apparition's
request almost fulfilled.
- Standing 9 feet high with contemplative eyes, a hesitant
smile, bare feet and wearing a simply tailored white robe, the
Our Lady of America, the Immaculate Virgin, is the nation's first
canonically approved icon.
- "It's very rare that God gives us a grace like that,"
said Rita Marquis of Howell, who was waiting outside St. Veronica's
Roman Catholic Church for the statue's 6:15 p.m arrival. "I
attended Mass earlier in the day, but I wanted to be here when
- Firefighters from Jackson fire companies and members of the
Msg. John F. Baldwin Assembly Knights of Columbus escorted the
statue through the church's parking lot, off the bed of the firetruck
and into the church.
- The statue is based on apparitions of the Virgin Mother to
Sister Mary Ephrem (Mildred) Neuzil, who was a member of the
Precious Blood of Sisters, Ohio, from 1933 to 1979. In 1979 she
entered Contemplative of the Indwelling Trinity where she remained
until her death in 2000, Anita Marovich of Howell said.
- On Sept. 25, 1956, the Virgin Mother first appeared to Ephrem,
who had been having "mystical spiritual experiences"
since 1938, said Marovich, a 20-year St. Veronica's parishioner
who grew up in New Riegel, Ohio, near Ephrem." Continued
- COUNTER REFORMATION OF THE VATICAN'S JESUIT ORDER DID NOT
END BACK IN THE 1600S
- Charles Chiniquy tirelessly investigated the assassination.
After the conspirators were executed, he went incognito to Washington
and found that "Not a single one of the government men would
discuss with me except after I had given my word of honor that
I would never mention their names. I say with a profound distress,
that the influence of Rome was almost supreme in Washington.
I could not fid a single statesmen who would dare to face that
nefarious influence and fight it down." Historical journey
into the past continued:
- EUROPEAN CHURCH GATHERING JOINS GREEN EFFICIENCY FIGHT
- Sibiu, Romania (ENI). Delegates taking the plane to the Third
European Ecumenical Assembly in Sibiu in Romania are being asked
to pay 15 euros (about US$20) towards the cost of offsetting
the ecological burden of their flight. "This amount doesn't
claim to be a full compensation of the environmental impact of
the EEA3, but it allows us to regenerate a forest for the benefit
of the local environment in Sibiu," delegates are told in
a flyer they receive when they register. Current estimates, it
states, suggest that air traffic now contributes up to 10 percent
of the human-induced greenhouse gases that lead to climate change.
[9.4.2007 Ecumenical News International World Council of Churches]
- MUSLIM DENTIST 'TOLD PATIENT TO WEAR A HEADSCARF OR GO ELSEWHERE
- [Excerpts] - A muslim dentist made a woman wear Islamic dress
as the price of accepting her as an NHS patient, it is alleged.
Omer Butt is said to have told the patient that unless she wore
a headscarf she would have to find another practice. It is claimed
that the 31-year-old dentist asked to speak to the woman in private
after she turned up for an appointment at his clinic in Bury.
According to the charges, he questioned her on whether she was
a Muslim and told her that if he was to treat her she would have
to wear Islamic dress. He is also said to have read out a number
of religious rules to her.
- He then told his nurse to give the patient her own headscarf
to wear, the accusation says. Mr Butt is the older brother of
former Islamic extremist Hassan Butt, who once declared he had
'no problem' with terror attacks on Britain and who said that
September 11 "served the pleasure of Allah". He has
since recanted and now calls for all Muslims to abandon violence.
The dentist also featured in immigration hearings involving an
asylum seeker suspected of providing a safe house for Kamel Bourgass,
an Algerian terrorist jailed for life for stabbing PC Stephen
Oake to death in Manchester in 2003. (Steve Doughty and Jaya
Narain, Daily Mail, UK, Tuesday, September 18, 2007)
- [ http://www.thebereancall.org/node/6106
- RESEARCH PROVES ALEX JONES VATICAN AGENT?
- The following research is only a drop in the bucket compared
to what info I have put together on Alex Jones showing him to
be a Vatican Agent) Go to and scroll down the page: http://spirituallysmart.com/pics.htm
for more research that I have put together. Including the information
I have connecting Bohemian Grove to the Jesuits/Vatican. Continued:
- BEWARE OF BRIAN MCLAREN AND "A NEW KIND OF CHRISTIAN"
- September 26, 2007 -first published January 26, 2006 - David
Cloud, Way Of Life.org - The book "A New Kind of Christian:
a Tale of Two Friends on a Spiritual Journey" by Brian McLaren
(San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2001) won a Christianity Today Award
of Merit in 2002 and has found a wide audience in "evangelical"
circles. The author is a prolific writer and an international
traveler. He lectures at seminaries as diverse as Grand Rapids
Theological Seminary, Wesley Seminary, George Fox Seminary, Fuller
Theological Seminary, and Princeton. Some of McLaren's articles
are posted at a website founded by Rick Warren, author of The
Purpose Driven Life. McLaren is one of five co-authors of "Church
in the Emerging Culture" (2003). "A New Kind of Christian"
was the first in a trilogy. The second volume, The Story We Find
Ourselves In, was published in 2003, and the third volume, The
Last Word and the Word after That, was published in 2005.
- "A New Kind of Christian" presents theological
liberalism in the guise of a wiser, kinder, and gentler type
of Christianity called "Postmodern." It is also known
as the "EMERGING CHURCH." The semi-fictional account
is about an evangelical pastor who has a crisis of faith and
submits himself to the guidance of a liberal Episcopalian who
is a graduate of Princeton Divinity School and a former Presbyterian
pastor. This Postmodern guide is named "Dr. Neil Oliver"
and is called "Neo" by his friends. Neo resigned the
pastorate because he was too liberal for his denomination and
is teaching high school when we meet him in McLaren's book. Continued:
- ONLINE BOOK [FREE]: TODAY'S APOSTASY
- DALAI LAMA THE BUDDHIST MONK ALL SMILES AS HE RECEIVES CONGRESSIONAL
- FOX NEWS October 17, 2007 - WASHINGTON President Bush
and the leaders of Congress put aside their differences Wednesday
to bestow the nation's highest civilian honor upon the Dalai
Lama, calling the exiled Tibetan religious leader a "warrior
- The Dalai Lama' said he was "deeply touched" by
his receipt of the Congressional Gold Medal, which he received
in an ornate ceremony under the U.S. Capitol dome but
not before having a hearty laugh over his inability to speak
- "It is a great honor for me to receive the Congressional
Gold Medal. This ... will bring tremendous joy and encouragement
to the Tibetan people, for whom I have a special responsibility,"
the Dalai Lama said, reading from his prepared remarks. The Dalai
Lama was surrounded by top congressional leaders and President
Bush Wednesday as he prepared to receive the nation's top civilian
honor. As Tibet's top Buddhist leader, he has been fighting for
Tibetan autonomy from the Chinese government. His warm reception
this week in Washington, which also included a private Oval Office
meeting, has riled Chinese officials.
- "I believe that this ... also sends a powerful message
to those many individuals who are dedicated toward promoting
peace, understanding and harmony," the exiled Buddhist leader
told the crowd gathered in the Capitol Rotunda, continuing his
call for Tibetan autonomy in China. Continued: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,302744,00.html
- EXORXIST BOB LARSON VISITS POPE
- Download file: http://www.cephas-library.com/BobLarsonThePapist.