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- QUICK VIEW OF UPDATED INDEXES
- The Two Judgments Identified by the Number Eight
- GOD REVEALS HOW TO PLANT
- And ye shall sow the eighth year, and eat yet of
old fruit until the ninth year; until her fruits come in ye shall
eat of the old store. (Leviticus 25:22
- GOD TELLS ISRAEL WHEN TO WORSHIP
- On the eighth day ye shall have a solemn assembly:
ye shall do no servile work therein:
- (Numbers 29:35 ) (kjv)
- A FEAST WAS ORDERED IN THE EIGHTH MONTH
- And Jeroboam ordained a feast in the eighth month,
on the fifteenth day of the month, like unto the feast that is
in Judah, and he offered upon the altar. So did he in Bethel,
sacrificing unto the calves that he had made: and he placed in
Bethel the priests of the high places which he had made. (1 Kings 12:32 ) (kjv) Full
- :: GREETINGS to all and the newcomers to this list. We'd
like to introduce ourselves. George and Rita Williams, who founded
this ministry, were Mormons (Temple Mormons part of the time)
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. [George passed away to heaven in March 2003 and Nicholas
Stivers joined the ministry as Vice President.]
- 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.
- We are King James Version Bible students and have left all
- 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
which doesn't resemble what Jesus taught. The Word of God has
undergone many changes to fit the present mode. The Bible calls
for a falling away from the truth before Jesus
comes back for His Bride, the true believers 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 to prove that we are moving to closure of the times of
- The third section compliments End Time
teachings with what is happening in Israel. We describe and watch
for signs of the coming Tribulation to confirm that we are moving
into that space and time.
- Watchmen on the wall do not solicit memberships. We have
an email group that gets information when we upload new information
and a newsletter whenever it is possible time wise. We love the
Lord with all our hearts and minds and we love all people God
has created but especially those who love our Lord and Savior,
Jesus Christ. Our Statement of Faith is at http://www.cephasministry.com/statement_of_faith.html
- ::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 accept 'His' righteousness as their
righteousness. They are those who accept Jesus Christ as their
Lord and Savior, Jews first and then Gentiles. We expect to be
raptured in a pretribulation Rapture to live with God the Father,
God His Son Jesus Christ and God the Holy Spirit, who are ONE
GOD in three persons, forever.
We pray the Lord will bless you with a thirst for truth and a
desire to serve Him exclusively, in Christ Jesus, Nicholas A.
Stivers, NicholasScrolls and Rita Williams, Cephas Ministry /
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- Apostasy Revealed
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- LABORING FOR THE MASTER: WHY STAND YE IDLE?
- Matthew 20:6-7 And about the eleventh hour he went out, and
found others standing idle, and saith unto them, Why stand ye
here all the day idle? They say unto him, Because no man hath
hired us. He saith unto them, Go ye also into the vineyard; and
whatsoever is right, that shall ye receive.
- My friends the eleventh hour is upon us, soon the darkness
will be here and we will not be able to work, and I must ask,
why are so many of us idle? The Father is calling us to work
in his vineyard, the harvest is ripe and we have not much time.
- Oh how sad it will be when the multitudes who are in the
valley of decisions begin to cry: "The harvest is past,
the summer is ended, and we are not saved." Jeremiah 8:20.
When the door of mercy is finally shut and we realize that we
did not do all that we were capable of doing, will you not be
ashamed? Full story:
- SCHOOL OFFICIALS CENSOR BIBLICAL VIEWS ON HOMOSEXUALITY
- District Folds Under Pressure from Local ACLU, Cancels
Clergy Presentation by Jim Brown and Jenni Parker - July
1, 2004 - (AgapePress) - The Windsor Locks (Connecticut) School
District has caved in to the demands of the Connecticut Civil
Liberties Union (CCLU), which recently threatened the district
with an injunction if its officials allowed local clergy to give
a biblical presentation on homosexuality at Windsor Locks High
- This past May, Windsor Locks School District had permitted
a group called the Stonewall Speakers to visit the high school
and promote the homosexual lifestyle. Representatives of the
Stonewall Speakers claim their organization was not there to
encourage students to pursue homosexuality or lesbianism as a
lifestyle, but to discourage bigotry and violence by dispelling
myths about homosexuals, bisexuals, and transgendered people.
- Still, some local clergy and members of the public felt the
pro-homosexual presentation needed to be balanced, and the school
district agreed to allow a group to come into the school and
present a religious perspective on the issue. However, when the
CCLU threatened legal action, district officials decided to cancel
the planned clergy presentation...
- Moreover, Pastor Flannery feels the school district should
take steps to make sure that what happened at Windsor Locks High
School never happens again. "What we would really like would
be to have a commitment from the school board, from the superintendent,
and from the principal of the high school, that no longer will
they allow just one side of an issue to be presented," he
- The Connecticut Civil Liberties Union argued that the biblical
talk the local clergy were scheduled to present would have violated
the Establishment Clause of the Constitution as well as a state
law that bars discrimination based on sexual orientation. http://headlines.agapepress.org/archive/7/12004c.asp
- PASTOR GETS PRISON SENTENCE FOR SERMON OFFENDING HOMOSEXUALS
© 2004 WorldNetDaily.com, July 8, 2004 - A Swedish court
has sentenced Ake Green, a pastor belonging to the Pentecostal
movement, to a month in prison, under a law against incitement,
after he was found guilty of having offended homosexuals in a
sermon, according to Ecumenical News International. Green had
described homosexuality as "abnormal, a horrible cancerous
tumor in the body of society" in a 2003 sermon. Soren Andersson,
the president of the Swedish Federation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual
and Transgender rights, said on hearing Green's jail sentence
that religious freedom could never be used as a reason to offend
- IT IS ONLY A MATTER OF TIME BECAUSE STATES ARE PASSING
THE HATE CRIME LAW
- Concerned Women for America stated "This is more proof
that while being Republican led, the Senate is not a conservative
body. We will rely on the House leadership to keep this
harmful language from reaching the President's desk, and we will
encourage our members to look at their senators' votes on this
bill as they consider who they will support and oppose in November."
[Ednote: The Federal Hate Crime Bill disintegrated for now, but
what do you expect during election. They are not going to shoot
themselves in the foot.]
- "Equal protection means your grandma and your friend
who lives as a homosexual have the same rights when they walk
down the street. Under a hate crimes law, someone who mugs your
grandmother will not be prosecuted as vigorously as someone who
commits the same crime against a homosexual. This says to criminals:
'Mug Grandma; It's less risky.' Hate crimes laws aren't about
justice; they are about favoritism and special rights.
- "As the beacon of freedom to the world, America must
resist this trend toward thought control and the twisting of
the legal system into a grab bag of 'group rights' and special
claims. There is no evidence that police and prosecutors are
not enforcing the law against those who would prey on homosexuals
or any other citizens. Nobody in America should live in fear,
and all should have equal protection under the law. For full story go to: http://www.cephas-library.com/nwo/nwo_harassment_by_communication.html
- VATICAN LEADERS CONDEMN ANTI-ZIONISM
- BUENOS AIRES, July 8 (JTA) - By Florencia Arbiser -- In an
unprecedented step, Catholic religious leaders have signed on
to a statement rejecting anti-Zionism as a form of anti-Semitism.
A statement expressing ``total rejection of anti Semitism in
all its forms, including anti-Zionism as a more recent manifestation
of anti Semitism," was released Thursday at the end of the
18th International Liaison Committee meeting between Jewish and
Catholic intellectuals and religious leaders in Buenos Aires.
- The Catholic and Jewish leaders also committed to work together
for justice and charity. ``We came to Latin America and brought
about a profound change," Elan Steinberg, executive vice
president of the World Jewish Congress, told JTA. ``The government
and the Catholic church, the two most relevant institutions of
the region, are supporting us." Leaders of the WJC, which
helped organize the forum, also met with Argentine President
Nestor Kirchner. Kirchner agreed to press other Latin American
presidents to sign a petition against anti-Semitism, they said.
- The Jewish leaders were gratified that the concluding document
also condemned terrorism, calling it ``a sin against man and
God." The delegates also proposed holding a shared celebration
next year for the 40th anniversary of Nostra Aetate, a landmark
Vatican document declaring that Jews historically are not liable
for Jesus' death and establishing a joint annual memorial for
Holocaust victims. The forum was the first international meeting
of Vatican officials and Jews in Latin America, a region of 550
million people that includes 475 million Catholics and 525,000
Jews... JTA END
- THE ZIONIST AGENDA: THEY TOTALLY CONTROL GOLIATH
- By: Ted Lang - Anti-Zionism is not anti-Semitism; the
latter term has been corrupted to where today its use is as a
powerful word weapon smear tactic to prevent Americans from discussing,
realizing, and reacting to the horrific danger that Zionism presents
to not only our nation, but also to the peace, safety and freedom
of the entire world. And that threat can be summarized as the
Zionists "global agenda."
- Few Americans are aware that the statist Jews that created
Israel were under the direction, funding, support and protection
of the Zionist, communist, Rothschild-led international banking
cartel. And this group of secret, international bankers, often
referred to as the Illuminati, was behind the Balfour Declaration,
the Versailles Treaty, and Americas involvement in both
World Wars I and II. Millions of people have been murdered, maimed,
enslaved and impoverished by this secret, Zionist and communist
banking cartel. And the Bush family has been on board with them
and has been a key part of their operation, especially as regards
their funding and support of Adolf Hitler and the Nazis, since
- Before a real foe can be attacked, that foe must be seen
and recognized as such. And before that foe can be stopped, one
must know his immediate intent, his methods, and hopefully, his
ultimate objective. The term "anti-Semitic" was created
by the very same organizations that worked side by side with
Adolf Hitler and his Nazis to exterminate orthodox, Torah-obedient
and peace-loving Jews. These very same "anti-defamation
league" types are the very same genocidal murderers of Jews
during Hitler time. Most Americans are clue less about this important
fact. For more go to:
- Q & As ABOUT THE GNAWED LAWS AND DECAPITATION FOR
CONFESSING JESUS IS LORD?
- I. RENEGADES TO BE KILLED
Even a Christian who is found studying the Law of Israel merits
death. In 'Sanhedrin' (89a) it says:
"Rabbi Jochanan says: A 'God' who pries into the Law is
guilty to death."
- Is this true?
- II. BAPTIZED
JEWS ARE TO BE PUT TO DEATH
In 'Hilkhoth Alum' (X, 2) it says:
"These things [supra] are intended for idolaters. But Israelites
also, who lapse from their religion and become epicureans, are
to be killed, and we must persecute them to the end. For they
afflict Israel and turn the people from God."
- And in 'Ire Dead' (158, 2 Hoagie it says:
"Renegades who turn to the pleasures of the 'Alum', and
who become contaminated with them by worshiping stars and planets
as they do, are to be killed."
- This does not apply to me.
- For full story: http://www.cephas-library.com/noahhidelaws/noahhidelaws_decapitation_for_confessing_jesus_chirst.html
- IS THE CHURCH PREPARED FOR MARTIAL LAW?
- Excerpt:.."Oh, all of us in the intelligence community
know about the concentration camps and their purposes...we ALL
know that they are to TERMINATE THE RESISTERS OF THE NEW WORLD
ORDER UNDER MARTIAL LAW." ( Michael Maholy.)
But what IS a resister of the New World Order? The definition
they (our friendly US government) have applied will surprise
you! A "resister" inclues:
-A Christian (firm Bible believer)
-A gun owner who refuse to relinquish 2nd Amendment rights
-Anyone who adheres to the concepts of maintaining our national
sovereignty, the Constitution and rejects the concept of United
Nations world government control in it's place is labeled by
the government as a "resister of the New World Order."
Those radio broadcasters, lecturers, authors, and pastors who
publicly come against the New World Order. For full story: http://www.cephas-library.com/martiallaw/martial_law_is_the_church_prepared.html
- CATHOLICISM BECOMES JUDEO-CHIRISTIANITY
- From: "Rowan Berkeley" - July 9, 2004 - The Catholic
Church condemned anti-Zionism as a cover for anti-Semitism by
means of a joint statement issued by a forum of Catholic-Jewish
intellectuals this week. The announcement was made at a gathering
of religious, academic and other leading Jewish and Catholic
figures in Buenos Aires. "We oppose anti-Semitism in any
way and form, including anti-Zionism that has become of late
a manifestation of anti-Semitism," the statement said. This
is the first time that anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism have been
equated by the Catholic Church.
- The statement also includes a stern condemnation of
terrorism, particularly terror in the name of faith.
"Terror is a sin against man and against God."
- Fundamentalist terrorism in the name of God has no justification
and cannot be justified." Ilan Steinberg, director of the
World Jewish Congress, one of the forum's organizers, described
the joint statement as "an historic moment." "For
the first time, the Catholic Church recognizes in anti-Zionism
an attack not only against Jews, but against the whole Jewish
people." Senior Jewish figures called the announcement a
significant, public statement of support by the Catholic Church
in the face of anti-Zionism. "In the past, Zionism was equated
with racism, and this statement turns anti-Zionism statements
to a form of racism," a Jewish leader said in New
York. The statement joins a prior European Union announcement
and UN declaration of war against anti-Semitism as part of a
global front fighting the scourge.
- MY CATHOLIC FRIENDS, PLEASE TELL ME THIS IS NOT TRUE ABOUT
POPE & VATICAN
- The article which you sent me is a "whitewash"
which fails to cover up the "dead men's bones" truth
about Zionism, and Judaism. Neither can the stench of John Paul
II and his demonic Vatican be covered by any similar mixture
of whitewashed lies.
JPII is a Jew through maternal lineage ......his
mother, who was a Jewess, died when he was a young lad, and in
judging from his matured "fruits", I'm assuming that
her surviving relatives saw to it that he was introduced into
the Jewish secret society at a very early age. It has been reported
that young Karl even played as a member of the Jewish soccer
team against his Catholic neighbors. More damning, are his recent
public heretical statements which reinforce the false notion
that Jews somehow have no need to accept Jesus as their Savior.
The Vatican with it's now vacant "Chair of Peter",
as prophesied, has become the "Seat of the Antichrist".
Anyone who knows the truth and then fails to speak out in condemnation
of anti Christ Judaism, Zionism, and the Vatican which is now
under anti Christ Jewish control, commits a grave sin against
Jesus our Lord and Savior. For full story: http://www.cephas-library.com/catholic/catholic_pope_has_jewish_mother.html
'RAINBOW-COLORED COMMUNION BREAD SURFACES AT METHODIST GATHERING
AgapePress, by Jim Brown - June 15, 2004 - Evangelical students
are outraged over displays of homosexual activism at the United
Methodist Student Movement's leadership conference.
- Hundreds of Methodist college students and campus ministers
gathered at United Methodist Church- affiliated Hendrix College
in Conway, Arkansas, in late May for "Student Forum 2004." The
attendees took part in Bible studies, worship services, and community
outreach, and also debated various
resolutions. However, students like Ross Stark of Mississippi
were disturbed by the large number of pro-homosexual measures
that were discussed, as well as a communion service that included
Stark, who contends the bread signified approval of homosexuality,
says he was offended by use of the multicolored bread as well
as by the fact that the communion service was used to make a
political statement. "It was the fact that they know very
well that the rainbow has been taken as a pro-homosexual sign,
and then they incorporated the different colors of bread with
that," the 20-year-old student says.
- MASONIC COMPASS, SQUARE, AND 'G' SYMBOL
- The Free Methodist church in Prestonsberg,
Kentucky has the Masonic symbol on the stained glass window on
the East side. On the northside is the likeness of Baphomet.
Needless to say, I won't be attending services there.
IRS STATES THAT CHURCH OWES $5,319,750.27 IN BACK TAXES
federal appeals court must deal with an Indiana Baptist church
that refuses to hand over past-due taxes to the Internal Revenue
Service. The IRS says the religious group must adhere to tax
law, while the church claims the First Amendment protects it
from government intrusion.
- The Indianapolis Baptist Temple has refused to pay Social
Security, Medicare and income taxes for its employees. Last spring,
the U.S. Justice Department sued the church in federal court
seeking $6 million in back taxes, interest and penalties. Greg
Dixon, the church's pastor, has claimed the church is not an
employer and therefore cannot be taxed by the government.
- "The Indianapolis Baptist Temple is a New Testament
Church," Dixon wrote in a piece that appears on the Web
site of the American Coalition of Unregistered Churches, of which
he is the chairman. "It is not a religious organization
operating as a not-for-profit charity" under the tax code.
"A true New Testament Church is not an employer nor does
it have employees. Neither is it a taxpayer. Those who serve
the church are ministers exercising their gifts by the Holy Spirit.
They receive love gifts, not wages."
- On June 29, 1999, U.S. District Judge Sarah Evans Baker "flatly
rejected" Dixon's argument.
- "While Defendant, of course, has the right to be a New
Testament Church, it does not have the right to foreclose the
government from taxing it," Baker wrote in U.S. v. Indianapolis
Baptist Temple. "Defendant apparently believes it can
evade federal tax law by metamorphosing into various different
forms of entity. On this, it is sadly mistaken. The record is
clear that Defendant has failed to pay its tax liabilities and
owes the United States $5,319,750.27 plus interest and other
additions pursuant to law accruing after July 27, 1998."
- Baker also concluded that it was "undisputed"
that the temple's property is now owned by the federal government
and that the "government is entitled to take the necessary
and appropriate steps to collect on its judgment.".. Blessings, George K. Pragovich
- BENNY HINN & KNIGHTS TEMPLAR
Watch Unto Prayer, June 30, 2004 - New information has been added
to the continuing saga of "Benny Hinn & the Knights
Templar" whose Crusade in the Middle East is in progress.
The author of this report, Dennis Rhodes, discovered that Benny's
associate, Knight Templar Canon Andrew White, is also promoting
the Masonic agenda at conferences held by Mahesh Chavda of All
Nations Church and Todd Bentley of Fresh Fire Ministries.
- Canon Andrew White, a recipient of the Knight Templar Award
of Merit, is the Archbishop of Canterbury's Special Representative
to the Middle East and co-ordinates the religious track of the
Middle East "peace process." Heading up the work of
reconciliation at White's Coventry Cathedral for several years
has been Georges Sada, a former Air Vice Marshall in the army
of Saddam Hussein. Recently, however, Sada was chosen to be chief
advisor and spokesman for the new Prime Minister of Iraq, Iyad
- Iyad Allawi is a former CIA operative who formed a terrorist
organization which conducted a bombing campaign and sabotage
operations in Iraq in the early 1990s, according to recent New
York Times article. The bombing campaign was reported to have
caused civilian casualties but never threatened the rule of Saddam
Hussein. Ironically, Saddam Hussein was also put into power in
the 1960s by the CIA.
- The new Iraqi government leaves us wondering just how much
sovereignty is being transferred to the people of Iraq. As well,
how much of this "religious reconciliation" activity
is really a ploy for controlling the masses through their spiritual
leaders, including Evangelical Christians through Benny Hinn
and his fellow charlatans.
- For detailed information on these latest developments, please
check the updated Benny Hinn report at: http://watch-unto-prayer.org/bennyhinn.html
- BUSH SEEKS CHURCH MEMBERSHIP DATA
Reuters, by David Morgan - WASHINGTON - July 1, 2004 - President
Bush, seeking to mobilize religious conservatives for his reelection
campaign, has asked church-going volunteers to turn over church
membership directories, campaign officials said on Thursday.
In a move sharply criticized both by religious leaders and civil
libertarians, the Bush-Cheney campaign has issued a guide listing
about two-dozen "duties" and a series of deadlines
for organizing support among conservative church congregations.
A copy of the guide directs religious volunteers to send church
directories to state campaign committees, identify new churches
that can be organized by the Bush campaign and talk to clergy
about holding voter registration drives.
The document, distributed to campaign coordinators across the
country earlier this year, also recommends that volunteers distribute
voter guides in church and use Sunday service programs for get-out-the-vote
drives. "We expect this election to be potentially as close
as 2000, so every vote counts and it's important to reach out
to every single supporter of President Bush," campaign spokesman
Scott Stanzel said.
But the Rev. Richard Land, who deals with ethics and religious
liberty issues for the Southern Baptist Convention, a key Bush
constituency, said he was "appalled." "First of
all, I would not want my church directories being used that way,"
he said, predicting failure for the Bush plan.
The conservative Protestant denomination, whose 16 million members
strongly backed Bush in 2000, held regular drives that encouraged
church-goers to "vote their values," said Land. "But
it's one thing for us to do that. It's a totally different thing
for a partisan campaign to come in and try to organize a church.
A lot of pastors are going to say: 'Wait a minute, bub',"
The guide surfaced as a spate of opinion polls showed Bush's
reelection campaign facing a tough battle.
A Wall Street Journal/NBC poll showed Bush running neck-and-neck
with Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry among registered
voters, 47 percent of whom said they now believed the president
had misled Americans about the threat posed by Saddam Hussein's
The Bush campaign has also been spending heavily on television
ads, only to see the president's approval ratings slump to new
lows. Stanzel said the campaign ended the month of June with
$64 million on hand. He had no figures on how much Bush has raised
in June. At the end of May, Bush had raised $213.4 million and
spent all but $63 million. The latest effort to marshal religious
support also drew fire from civil liberties activists concerned
about the constitutional separation of church and state.
"Any coordination between the Bush campaign and church leaders
would clearly be illegal," said a statement from the activist
group Americans United for Separation of Church and State. Copyright
2004 Reuters Limited. All rights reserved.
- HERETICS SAY UNBIBLICAL THINGS
- According to Gloria Copeland: "Psalm 91 has kept many
a person safe during all kinds of danger and war. For instance,
Ken knew a commander in the Vietnam War who made all his troops
quote Psalm 91 every day -- whether they liked it or not. It
paid off! His company didn't have one casualty.
- "I also heard a similar testimony about a group of soldiers
in World War II from a very small town named Seadrift, Texas.
Every day the women of Seadrift prayed Psalm 91 over those men
and as a result, all returned home safely. What a miracle!"
(Copeland, "Believers Voice of Victory," October 2003).
- [TBC: The Lord has certainly furnished us with many examples
of His merciful and divine protection, particularly in wartime.
The Copelands, however, have continued to teach that the prayer
of faith (as they define it) is a force which can be utilized
by individuals to bring riches, unceasing health, and controlled
miracles. In Copeland's first example, it is reasonable to conclude
that not all the troops coerced to pray Psalm 91 were believers.
Consequently, to unbelievers, their "prayers" are nothing
more than repetition and we would do well to heed the admonition
of Matthew 6:7. "But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions,
as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for
their much speaking" -Matthew 6:7.
- As with most stories, Copeland provides no documentation.
How different is the testimony of scripture. When the Lord miraculously
healed the lame man "whom they laid daily at the gate of
the temple" (Acts 3:2-11), the religious leaders who resisted
the preaching of Peter and John had no lack of evidence. "And
beholding the man which was healed standing with them, they could
say nothing against it"-Acts 4:14]. [The Berean Call Today
- CHINA BLOCKS FOREIGN-BASED RELIGIOUS INTERNET SITES
Bangkok (ENI). The Chinese government has blocked a wide range
of foreign-based religious Internet sites that relate to persecution
of Christians and believers of other faiths, the Dalai Lama and
a "surprising number" of Roman Catholic Web sites.
This is the conclusion of a two-month study by Oslo-based Forum
18, which monitors state restriction to religious freedom worldwide.
SWEDISH LUTHERAN LEADER PLEADS FOR MUSLIMS TO BE GIVEN A CHANCE
Stockholm (ENI). The archbishop of the (Lutheran) Church of Sweden,
K.G. Hammar, has pleaded through the country's largest-circulation
newspaper for Muslims to be allowed a bigger say and for their
right to wear religious symbols in the work place. "Discrimination
against a large group of Muslims today working and living in
Sweden is a burning question," the archbishop wrote earlier
this month in an article published with two other authors in
the Swedish daily newspaper, Dagens Nyheter. Hammar advocates
a tolerant attitude towards religious symbols in society. [ENI-7.23.2004]
- L. RON HUBBARD TO BE REINCARNATED IN 3 YEARS
- Dallas Morning News Insert (The Parade) From Sunday June
6, 2004 (we have no file on this)
BY ACCIDENT, UTAH IS PROVING AN IDEAL GENETIC LABORATORY
NEW YORK TIMES, SALT LAKE CITY, 7.31.2004 - Kirk Johnson - Utah
is justly famous for its big families, with cousins piled on
cousins, uncles from here to Tuesday, and roots stretching back
to the Mormon pioneer days. And what once appeared to be a regional
quirk is increasingly viewed by scientists as something more:
a near-perfect laboratory, arrived at by complete accident, for
the study of human kinship.
Mormon genes are hot.Utah DNA is being used for an international
study that seeks to identify chromosomes linked to diseases like
asthma and diabetes. Other researchers are studying how the genes
for left-handedness or longevity or even the ability to taste
bitter foods have moved through the Utah gene pool over time.
A nonprofit foundation here is compiling a giant genetic database
that will try to pinpoint - after a quick swab of a person's
cheek for a DNA sample - where the person's ancestors came from."Utah's
contribution to genetics has been enormous," said Dr. Mark
S. Guyer, a division director at the National Human Genome Research
Institute in Maryland.
- To a scientist, the single greatest attraction of Utah -
and its biggest distinction in a nation of rootless wanderers
- is stability. For more than 150 years, largely because of the
Mormon church, the state has been a magnet to people who mostly
stayed put. A relatively small founding population was fruitful
and multiplied - aided in the 19th century by polygamy, adding
a unique wrinkle to the genetic trail. With its emphasis on family
records and genealogy, the Mormon church, officially the Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, then created a treasure
trove of details about those people.The rest was left to science.
In the 1970's, researchers at the University of Utah began melding
church records with every measure of public health and mortality
they could find, creating a vast database - now containing 1.6
million people - that scientists can use to cross-index family
trees with cancer clusters and disease patterns and death rates.
In the 1980's, an in-depth study of the genetic makeup of 50
big Mormon families was begun...
- U.S. ECUMENICAL ALLIANCE
"Church leaders from 30 denominations agreed...[to] a proposal
to create the broadest alliance of Christians ever formed in
the United States. The steering committee...called "Christian
Churches Together in The U.S.A", will invite a wide range
of national church bodies and agencies over the next several
weeks to join them. The loosely knit alliance would represent
five segments of U.S. Christianity, listed in the plan as "Evangelical/Pentecostal,
Historic Protestant, Orthodox, Racial/Ethnic and Roman Catholic."
The Catholic church, most Evangelicals and Pentecostals do not
belong to the National Council of Churches, which is currently
the nation's largest ecumenical group.
- If the new alliance does emerge, it could supplant the National
Council or radically alter its role in American Christianity.
Catholic Bishop Tod Brown of Orange, Calif., and Baltimore's
Cardinal William Keeler were among the 55 participants who met
at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, Calif. Both are members
of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' ecumenical committee...The
Rev. Wesley Granberg-Michaelson, steering committee chair and
chief executive of the Reformed Church in America, called the
meeting "a remarkable breakthrough. We gathered a wide representation
of Christian churches in the U.S.A. and were able to inspire
them into making a deep commitment together."
- ...One sticking point: The nation's largest Protestant denomination,
the Southern Baptist Convention, may be reluctant to join, though
it had an observer at the meeting... The organization would gather
groups that "believe in the Lord Jesus Christ as God and
Savior according to the Scriptures" and "worship and
serve One God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit."
- ...in the early stages, the alliance will exist mostly for
common worship, fellowship and dialogue on "commonalities"
and "differences."... (The Associated Press ) Editors
Comment: Notice the different "segments" of "Christianity"
which include Roman Catholicism which has a Gospel that has never
changed and is diametrically opposed to true Evangelicalism.
Notice how Pentecostalism has recently come to be "Evangelical"
yet does not practice Sola Scriptura (Scripture Alone), which
was one of the pillars of the original Evangelical movement.
- POPE JOHN PAUL AND ECUMENICAL PATRIARCH BARTHOLOMEOS MEET
- Rome (ENI). Pope John Paul II and Patriarch Bartholomeos
of Constantinople, seen by many Orthodox Christians as their
spiritual leader, have met in Rome and pledged to promote church
unity, despite difficulties that remain. Pope John Paul expressed
regret for the crusaders' plundering of Constantinople - now
Istanbul - in 1204 saying it was one of the "painful facts
of the past" that had aggravated relations between the Roman
Catholic Church and Eastern Orthodox churches. [ENI-30 June 2004]
- SWEDISH PASTOR SENTENCED TO ONE MONTH'S JAIL FOR OFFENDING
- - Stockholm (ENI). A Swedish court has sentenced a pastor
belonging to the Pentecostal movement in Sweden, Ake Green, to
a month in prison, under a law against incitement, after he was
found guilty of having offended homosexuals in a sermon. Soren
Andersson, the president of the Swedish federation for lesbian,
gay, bisexual and transgender rights (RFSL), said on hearing
the sentence that religious freedom could never be used as a
reason to offend people. "Therefore," he told journalists,
"I cannot regard the sentence as an act of interference
with freedom of religion." During a sermon in 2003, Green
described homosexuality as "abnormal, a horrible cancerous
tumour in the body of society". [ENI-30 June 2004]
- AS POLICE USE OF TASERS RISES, QUESTIONS OVER SAFETY INCREASE
- - New York Tims by Alex Berenson - NAZARETH, Pa. July
18, 2004 - As the sun set on June 24, something snapped in Kris
J. Lieberman, an unemployed landscaper who lived a few miles
from this quiet town. For 45 minutes, he crawled deliriously
around a pasture here, moaning and pounding his head against
the weedy ground.
- Eventually the police arrived, carrying a Taser M26, an electric
gun increasingly popular with law enforcement officers nationwide.
The gun fires electrified barbs up to 21 feet, hitting suspects
with a disabling charge.
- The officers told Mr. Lieberman, 32, to calm down. He lunged
at them instead. They fired their Taser twice. He fought briefly,
collapsed and died.
- Mr. Lieberman joined a growing number of people, now at least
50, including 6 in June alone, who have died since 2001 after
being shocked. Taser International, which makes several versions
of the guns, says its weapons are not lethal, even for people
with heart conditions or pacemakers. The deaths resulted from
drug overdoses or other factors and would have occurred anyway,
the company says.
- But Taser has scant evidence for that claim. The company's
primary safety studies on the M26, which is far more powerful
than other stun guns, consist of tests on a single pig in 1996
and on five dogs in 1999. Company-paid researchers, not independent
scientists, conducted the studies, which were never published
in a peer-reviewed journal. Taser has no full-time medical director
and has never created computer models to simulate the effect
of its shocks, which are difficult to test in human clinical
trials for ethical reasons.
- http://www.cephas-library.com/nwo/nwo_use of tasers_raises_safety_questions.html
- WE SUPPORT OUR TROOPS ON THE VARIOUS FRONTS
- Having been involved
in WWII in Europe, the thought of our young men and women in
harms way brings tears to my eyes. I feel for each one and pray
to Heavenly Father that He will watch over each one and bring
as many as possible back home soon. Amen [Editor
of CMI Newsletter Rita Williams]
- The photo is from a memorial service for LCpl McDaniel.
- POLITICS1 GOES TO WAR
- JULY 8, 2004: One of our regular visitors -- James Crabtree
of Texas -- is a US Marine Corps Reservist. Here's what he wrote
us: I've emailed you before and I'm a huge fan of your site.
Currently I am a Marine Reservist that has been mobilized in
support of Operation Iraqi Freedom II. We're a Marine infantry
battalion from TX of over 800 Marines and Sailors and right now
we are in 29 Palms, CA training for our seven month deployment
to Iraq in August.
- We'd love to have someone 'adopt' our battalion. If you know
anyone that wants to send care packages to us in Iraq (which
could include copies of political magazines and newspapers) please
let me know ... I'll get a new email address over there, but
I don't know what it is yet; same with our physical mailing address
- As a side note, we're going to be dying for election information.
I have the collateral duty as Battalion Adjutant of being the
battalion's Voting Officer. That means I have to ensure that
every Marine and Sailor in our unit gets a federal absentee ballot
request form and understands how to fill it out to request an
absentee ballot from their local county. It's a big job, but
I think I'll be able to get about 98% turnout. The Commander
in Chief means a little more to these young Marines when it effects
their everyday lives in a place like Iraq. Take care and thanks.
- Semper Fi,
1stLt James Crabtree
1st BN, 23d Marines
- I propose we do just that. Regardless of whether or not you
support the war, we should all show our support for the brave
men and women who serve in our US Armed Forces (note to the anti-war
folks: even Michael Moore directly said this in F 9/11). While
James happens to be a Republican, many of his fellow soldiers
are also Dems and Independents. This is not a project about partisanship.
In fact, I'd suggest our care packages -- to help James do his
best non-partisan duty as Voting Officer -- contain a good assortment
of Bush, Kerry, and other materials highlighting their respective
military records and political views -- along with the batteries,
candy and other goodies they'd appreciate even more. In return:
James, when possible, will send us back some pix and notes to
let us know what is happening -- and I'll post them here. Would
any of you be willing to contribute money to help defray the
costs for the contents and shipping costs for the packages(we'll
help by collecting money here on the site)? Any volunteers to
help put the packages together? So, what do y'all think of this?
Let me know. (See, just when you think I've become too predictable
... I go off an doing something totally unexpected like this.)
- 1,450 ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS GRADUATE FROM NORTH CAROLINA
HIGH SCHOOL THIS SPRING. http://www.newsday.com/news/nationworld/nation/wire/sns-ap-hispanic-college-boom,
- 0,2092985.story?coll=sns-ap-nation-headlines (story available
in their library)
- SOUTH AFRICAN RMNEWS WRITER, JAN LAMBRECHT EXPERIENCING
INTIMIDATION AND THREATS
- Posted By: ZAPPER http://www.rumormillnews.com/cgi-bin/forum.cgi?bem=51953
8 July 2004, Here is Jan's website: http://www.AfricanCrisis.Org
- EXPOSING REIGN OF TERROR AGAINST SOUTH AFRICAN WHITES
- Email: - email@example.comJuly 14, 2004 10:35 It's really
very simple to understand the farm killings in Zimbabwe and South
Africa. Both countries have populist governments that came to
power by promising the hordes of landless and poor rural blacks
that the respective parties (Zanu-PF and ANC) would feed, clothe,
and house them. The governments received the votes of these stupid
and desperate people. Now they have no means to provide for them.
The countries are crawling with an overabundance of overpopulated
starving masses. These people do not practice birth control.
They accept no responsibility for their desperate situation.
The hungrier they are the more children they spew out into the
landscape. The governments' only way really to help them is by
looking the other way while they steal farm land, farm equipment,
houses, and murder the farmers' families. This keeps the desperate
hordes satisfied. So long as they turn their wrath and frustration
against the white farmers, the government liars who promised
them the moon and cannot deliver are safe from the hungry mob.
- The only problem for the government is that when the poor
blacks take over the farms, they destroy all the machinery, they
burn down the buildings for fire wood, they kill all the livestock
to eat them, and they eat all the crops, leaving nothing for
seed. They are like locusts, moving in and mowing down the land.
This causes food shortages throughout the countries. And here
is where, in my opinion, the New World Order steps in. You see,
the rich countries of the West are happy that the agricultural
sector in Africa should be destroyed, so they can then sell their
own food to these formerly self-sufficient countries. The West
doesn't care how many white farmers have to be killed in order
to keep the starving masses of poor blacks content. It just wants
stability. And the more farms closed down the better, forcing
the African countries to purchase their food from the U.S. and
Europe, at a nice profit for those countries' farmers.
- So the plight of the whites in Southern Africa is grim indeed.
They are caught in the pincers of a stupid black population,
a lying black government, and greedy Western economic interests.
And just as the British crushed the white farmers in South Africa
in the Boer War, so they continue to conspire to ruin these simple
and hard working people. Their philosophy is simple: do whatever
necessary to promote stability amongst the locust like black
masses, keep the diamonds, gold, platinum, and other minerals
flowing to the West, and make up for the inevitable food shortages
that result from black farm takeovers and decimation of the farms
by selling them food from the West. This includes normal crops,
genetically modified crops and organisms, and a host of other
New World Order products. In short the West does not
care how ruined the national economies of South Africa and Zimbabwe
become, so long as the minerals flow to the West and the food
imports increase from the West. In the end, the responsibility
is with the local whites, who have forsaken the situation here,
are infatuated with materialism and money, and are allowing themselves
to be destroyed through lack of organization and planning. As
I said before, the blacks are greedy and evil and the whites
are stupid. And it's hard to know which is worse.
- U.S. WITHDRAWS OFFER TO RESUME DIALOGUE WITH NORTH KOREA
Asian Political News, WASHINGTON, July 2, 2002 Kyodo - The United
States has put off a planned trip to North Korea by a high-level
U.S. delegation because of a lack of response from Pyongyang
and an ''unacceptable atmosphere'' created by a North Korean
naval clash with South Korea, the State Department said Tuesday.
''Last night we informed the North Korean Mission to the U.N.
that we could no longer play on a July 10 trip since we had not
received a timely response from Pyongyang,'' State Department
spokesman Richard Boucher said in a statement.
- ''We also informed the North Koreans that the violent naval
conflict in the Yellow Sea had created an unacceptable atmosphere
in which to conduct the talks,'' he said. The clash, which took
place Saturday off the western coast of the demilitarized zone
that separates the two Koreas, left four South Korean sailors
dead, one missing and 19 wounded. South Korea says at least 30
North Korean sailors were believed to have been killed or wounded.
- South Korea has said North Korean ships intruded across the
disputed sea border and opened fire on its boats. North Korea
rejects the South's statements as ''false propaganda'' and blames
the clash on reckless provocation by South Korean vessels. Boucher
said the U.S. plans to maintain ''routine contacts'' with North
Korea through the North Korean mission at the United Nations.
- At a news conference Tuesday, Japanese Ambassador to the
U.S. Ryozo Kato said a senior U.S. State Department official
notified him Monday night of the U.S. decision to put off the
- ''Japan, the U.S. and South Korea should continue to exchange
views'' on policy toward North Korea, he said. High-level dialogue
between the U.S. and North Korea has been in suspension since
the final weeks of the administration of former U.S. President
Bill Clinton. Boucher said the U.S. told the North Korean mission
at the U.N. on June 14 that the U.S. hopes to send a delegation
to North Korea.
- The U.S. told North Korea on June 25 that the delegation
would be prepared to travel to North Korea on July 10 and confirmed
the plan in a New York meeting last Thursday, he said.
- COPYRIGHT 2002 Kyodo News International, Inc. http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0WDQ/is_2002_July_8/ai_88685588
- [Ednote: Today, a reporter, who went to North Korea, showed
the military might of North Korea ala Adolf Hitler in perfect
unison, a million men strong. The people are enslaved with little
to eat. They are Communists like Cubans. Nuclear weapons are
what the U.S. is worried about. End of note.]
- RECORD FALL IN JOBLESS TOTAL MAY SPARK WAGE INFLATION
IN THE UK
- The Guardian UK, by Ashley Seager - October 14, 2004 - Unemployment
has fallen to 20-year lows but the tightness of the labour market
has pushed underlying earnings growth up to its highest in two
and a half years, official data showed yesterday. The data also
revealed that the long-running pay bonanza for the public sector
has come to an end with public sector pay growth now below that
in the private sector for the first time in two years. The Office
for National Statistics said joblessness fell 51,000 in the three
months to August to 1.39 million, the lowest level since records
began in 1984.
- The unemployment rate also fell to the lowest on record at
4.7%. This equates to just over half the jobless rates in France
and Germany. The average rate for the European Union is 9%. The
data also showed that the number of people claiming unemployment
benefit fell a smaller than expected 200 to 834,000, the lowest
level since July 1975. The jobless rate under that measure was
2.7%. Statisticians cautioned that the long down-trend in the
claimant count had flattened out. Employment rose by 10,000 in
the three months to August to 28.39 million, just short of the
record of 28.42 million hit earlier this year. Within that, full-time
working rose to a record high of 21.03 million, although the
number of jobs in the hard-pressed manufacturing sector fell
to an all-time low of 3.36 million.
- The figures came after Bank of England governor Mervyn King
described the labour market as "undoubtedly" tight.
The Bank has long been surprised that the fall in unemployment
has not sparked wage inflation. The latest figures showed they
may have been justified in sounding the alarm. The headline average
earnings figure was unchanged at 3.9% in the three months to
August but the underlying measure, which strips out volatile
bonus payments, hit 4.3%, the highest figure since April 2002
and just below the 4.5% the Bank considers to be the danger threshold.
- The data are some of the few strong signs to come out of
the economy in recent months. Data on house prices, inflation,
manufacturing output and consumer spending have all been weaker
than expected, leading Mr King to conclude in his speech on Tuesday
that the economy was going through a "softer patch",
a statement that seemed to indicate interest rates may have peaked
at their current 4.75% level.
- Yesterday's pay data showed that public sector pay growth,
which last year was running at between 5% and 6%, fell to 4.2%
in the three months to August, putting it below the 4.3% recorded
for the private sector for the first time since September 2002.
- ARMY RECALLING 5,674 WHO LEFT SERVICE
- AP Military Writer Robert Burns - June 30, 2004 - WASHINGTON
-- For the first time in more than a decade, the Army is forcing
thousands of former soldiers back into uniform, a reflection
of the strain on the service of long campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Army officials on Wednesday announced that 5,674 former soldiers
-- mostly people who recently left the service and have up-to-date
skills in military policing, engineering, logistics, medicine
or transportation -- will be assigned to National Guard and Reserve
units that are scheduled to deploy to Iraq or Afghanistan. The
first notifications are to be received July 6.
They will be put on active duty for a minimum of 12 months and
mostly likely for 18 months. The Pentagon's policy is to not
keep troops in Iraq or Afghanistan for more than 12 months.
- Robert Smiley, the Army secretary's principal aide on troop
training and mobilization, told a Pentagon news conference that
more former soldiers, in addition to the 5,674, are likely to
get called up next year. He said he could not estimate the number
but would not rule out that it would be thousands.
- Col. Debra A. Cook, commander of the Army Human Resources
Command, told reporters that although former soldiers in the
reserve pool known as the Individual Ready Reserve are required
to verify by mail every year that they are physically fit, many
will be surprised to get called for Iraq duty.
- "There's going to be soldiers who, yes, will be shocked,"
- The Army did not immediately offer a state-by-state breakdown,
but Raymond Robinson Jr., a senior personnel official at Army
headquarters in the Pentagon, said many are from California and
- People in the Individual Ready Reserve are distinct from
the National Guard and Reserve because they do not perform regularly
scheduled training and are not paid as reservists, but they are
eligible to be recalled in an emergency because their active
duty hitches did not complete the service obligation in their
- A JULY SURPRISE?
- Political Wire, July 07, 2004 - Earlier this spring, the
Bush administration "significantly increased its pressure
on Pakistan to kill or capture Osama bin Laden, his deputy, Ayman
Al Zawahiri, or the Taliban's Mullah Mohammed Omar, all of whom
are believed to be hiding in the lawless tribal areas of Pakistan,"
according to a fascinating new piece in the New Republic.
- "This public pressure would be appropriate, even laudable,
had it not been accompanied by an unseemly private insistence
that the Pakistanis deliver these high-value targets (HVTs) before
Americans go to the polls in November." Furthermore, the
magazine's source claims Bush officials have a specific date
in mind: "The last ten days of July deadline has been given
repeatedly by visitors to Islamabad and during... meetings in
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