Oct 6, 2012

They Just Don't Get It - Do We? Alistair Begg on Suffering

Giant Eye in Space Seen by Telescopes

Oct. 5, 2012 -- A pair of NASA space telescopes have captured a spectacular new photo of the Helix Nebula, a glowing celestial vision that resembles a giant cosmic eye.

The Helix Nebula (also known as NGC 7293) represents a dying star known as a planetary nebula. The new picture, released Wednesday (Oct. 3), combines data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, which observes in long-wavelength infrared light, and the Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX), which picked out the short-wavelength ultraviolet light coming from the object.

The Helix Nebula is located about 650 light-years from Earth in the constellation of Aquarius. It provides a sneak peak at the future of our own sun, which is expected to turn into a planetary nebula in about 5 billion years.   (Give or take 4.99 billion :)

Read more at - http://news.discovery.com/space/eye-in-space-121005.html

Know Your Enemy - Part 35 The Jesuit Oath

If you listen, you may find the oath a bit shocking.  Anyone who opposes the Roman faith is considered fair game for any type of treachery or violence.  What's also of interest here is the Jesuit order seems like the blueprint for modern day secret services, like the CIA or Mossad.  It's also a revelation of the mindset of assassins.  Also of interest here is the mention near the end of occult groups being assigned to enter churches to create havoc from within.  So we begin to see the links of Luciferian worship and the Jesuits.


The United States of Babylon - Part 4

Lord Have Mercy

Oct 5, 2012

FEMA To Mobilize For “Mass Fatality Planning”

So Congress has been looking out for us after all.  And now we know what all those huge stacks of plastic coffins that are all over the country are for.  It's good to know someone is looking out for us.  Is it time to get ready yet?  Watch and pray...
Stacks of plastic coffins (for we the people) in Texas

Bill mandates federal agency to respond to “funeral homes, cemeteries, and mortuaries” being “overwhelmed”

Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet.com

The United States Congress has passed a bill which mandates the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to prepare for “mass fatality planning” and funeral homes, cemeteries and mortuaries being “overwhelmed” in the aftermath of a mass terror attack, natural disaster or other crisis.
FEMA To Mobilize For Mass Fatality Planning FEMA church
The bill, H. R. 6566 or the Mass Fatality Planning and Religious Considerations Act, was posted on the govtrack.us website this morning having been approved by the House on September 28.
The legislation amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to direct FEMA to “provide guidance and coordination for mass fatality planning, and for other purposes.”
Noting the necessity for emergency preparedness in relation to terror attacks, natural disasters and man-made disasters, the bill instructs FEMA to be sensitive to the fact that Jews and Muslims require bodies to be buried within 48 hours of death.
“Funeral homes, cemeteries, and mortuaries could be overwhelmed should mass fatalities arise from a natural disaster, act of terrorism, or other man-made disaster,” states the legislation.
Should the bill be given the green light by the Senate, the full amended text to the Homeland Security Act will state;
“Preparedness for Mass Fatalities- In carrying out this section, the Administrator shall provide guidance to and coordinate with appropriate individuals, including representatives from different communities, private sector businesses, non-profit organizations, and religious organizations, to prepare for and respond to a natural disaster, act of terrorism, or other man-made disaster that results in mass fatalities.”
“This is just one of those things that makes the stomach turn: the people who brought us the National Defense Authorization Act (authorizing the detention of US citizens on US soil) now deem it prudent to prepare for mass fatalities on US soil,” writes Simon Black.
“FEMA, as you may recall, is the same organization that couldn’t get bottles of water delivered to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina… and held up hundreds of seasoned volunteer emergency service workers from entering the city for several days of mandatory sexual harassment training.”
The legislation will only serve to stoke more paranoia that the federal government is preparing for mass civil unrest that could lead to a declaration of martial law and require lethal force to be used, as it was during Hurricane Katrinawhen police were ordered to shoot looters.
The Department of Homeland Security has been arming itself to the teeth over the course of the last six months, purchasing ammunition in jaw-dropping quantities.
As we reported last month, following controversy over its purchase of around 1.2 billion bullets in the last six months alone, the DHS has put out a new solicitation for over 200 million more rounds of ammunition, some of which are designated to be used by snipers.

Jesus Christ Is Love

Very nicely done from the Youtube Channel Worksburned

Tsunamis on the Sun, and more Unusual Stuff

You Can Have the Power of the Holy Spirit

Also known as "Why The Church Has No Power".  This is part of an original presentation from the great American evangelist Charles Finney.  I have slightly modified it and added scripture references to support the points. 
Charles Finney

- Because God has promised to give the Spirit to those who ask (Luke 11:5-13)
- God has commanded you to have the Spirit (Eph. 5:18).  If God has commanded it, it stands to reason that it must be possible to attain it.

- The scriptures give us the example of two levels of receiving the Spirit.  The first can be seen in John 20:22-23.  Here Jesus breathed on the disciples and told them to receive the Holy Spirit.  He followed that up by saying whoever's sins you forgive, they are forgiven, but whoever's sins you retain, they are retained.  This is equivalent to the receiving of the Spirit that all believers might enjoy when they first come to faith in Jesus Christ as the Son of God and their personal Savior.

- The second example is the outpouring of the power (dunamis, meaning the power to do anything) of the Spirit that is seen in Acts 2:1-4.  It was foretold by Jesus prior to His ascension in Acts 1:8.  In chapter two, we see the power (dunamis in Greek) falls in the form of cloven tongues of fire and with the sound of a mighty rushing wind. 

- So we see two levels of Holy Spirit power.  The first, the giving of new life through the breath of Jesus Christ, includes the power to forgive sins of others or hold sins to the account of others.  The second brings gifts of power for the good of the Body of Christ (the Church) and the fulfiling of the will of God, later separated into several categories in 1 Corinthians 12:1-13.

1- May happen more than once (Acts 2;4, 4:31)
2- Happens that you may have joy (Eph. 5:19-20)
3- Happens to enable you to serve (Acts 6:3, 11:22-24)
4- Happens that you may have the power to be a witness (Acts 1:8, 2:4-7)
5- Prepares you for the hour of persecution (Acts 7:54-60)
6- That you may walk/live in the Holy Spirit (Gal. 5:16-26)
7- That you may be led by the Spirit (Rom. 8:14)

1- Desire filling
2- Ask
3- Believe

1- Because you have a promise of it
2- Because God has commanded it
3- It's essential to your growth
4- It's as important as your sanctification
5- It's necessary for your to do good works
6- If you don't have it, you dishonor God, disgrace the church


The simple answer here is sin.  The New Testament gives many lists of sins, and they can be found in 1 Cor. 6:9-10, Gal. 5:16-21, Eph. 5:3-5, Col. 3:8-9, 1 Tim. 6:9-10, 2 Tim. 3:2-4, Titus 3:3 and Rev. 21:8 just to list a few.  Let me encourage the reader that when in prayer, take time to confess your specific sins. The confession of being a sinner is not the same as the confession of specific sins.  This allows the Holy Spirit to work in power for our forgiveness and to free us from the power of these sins.

1- This may happen because you live a hypocritical life (as in having an insincere prayer life, or dishonest interactions with others)
2- Levity, foolishness and joking quench the Spirit (Mark 7:22, Eph. 5:4)
3- Pride (1 Tim. 3:6, 1 John 2:16)
4- Worldly-minded.  Entranced by the love of land, goods, money, etc. (Gal. 5:17, 1 John 2:16)
5- Failure to confess and forsake sins, often the result of making a general confession withouth acknowledging specific sins, or without a desire for repentance. (Matt. 18:23-35)
6- Neglect of duties - like a lack of prayer, lack of commitment of time and resources, or failure to do what God asks.
7- Resistance to the Holy Spirit.
8- Lack of desire - Remember the parable of the "Pearl of Great Price" in Matt. 13:45-46.
9- Failure to pray and/or act when your prayers are answered.

1- We disobey God's command by not seeking or having.
2- It inhibits or eliminates our ability to do good.
3- We are led to sin when we walk without the Holy Spirit.
1- You will be called eccentric, and you will probably deserve it!  You might even be called crazy.  (Acts 2:13)
2- You will feel sorrow at the state of the church, society and the world.  You will feel grief, perhaps even over the state of ministry.
3- You will be opposed in service, often by those within the church. (Matt. 24:10-12, 2 Tim. 4:2-4, 10)
4- You will have conflict with Satan. (Eph. 6:11-12)
5- You will have great conflict with the flesh.
6- You will have peace with God. (John 14:27, Phil. 4:7)
7- You will have peace of conscience.
8- You will be very useful to the Kingdom of God, no matter your circumstances. (1 Cor. 12:4-11, 1 Pet. 4:10)
9- You will not be pained and offended when others (the church) speaks out against you.
10-You will wise for using means for the conversion of sinners. (Col. 4:6, 1 Pet. 3:15)
11-You will be calm in affliction. (Matt. 5:10-12, James 1:2-4, 12)
12-You will be prepared to die. (Rom. 8:36, 2 Cor. 4:11)

1- You will have doubts about your faith.
2, You will doubt the power of prayer.
3- Those who have the Spirit may cause you to stumble.
4- You will walk in agreement with carnally minded persons.
5- You will fear fanaticism.
6- You will be disturbed by measures used in revivals.
7- You will be a reproach to religion
8- You will not know much about the Bible.

Know Your Enemy - Part 34 The Spiritual Exercises

Also known as how the Jesuits contacted the python spirit to fill, guide, empower and direct them for all of their endeavors.  Also known as ritualized demonism. 

The United States of Babylon - Part 3

Tal & Acacia - Hope Again The Fight Against Human Trafficking

This song was written to protest the horrifying growth of human trafficking, specifically young women being taken, repeatedly abused, force-fed drugs until they are addicted, then turned out as prostitutes for their pimps.  It happens every day in main street usa, but all we think is, "there goes another prostitute.  We need to fight for those enslaved in our communities and around the world.  Below the video are a couple of links to organizations that can guide you on what you can do.  Think about it, pray about it, and ask what would the Lord have you do...

http://www.love146.org/?gclid=CJnEoZeO6bICFQP0nAodOisA4g - for the fight against children being forced into sexual slavery

http://www.safehorizon.org/index/what-we-do-2/anti-trafficking-program-13.html?gclid=CKeuprOO6bICFQcGnQod6B0Apg - for info on what we can do to help stop human trafficking

Oct 4, 2012

Earth’s magnetic field overdue for a chaos-causing (possibly life-altering) flip

NASA/THEMISIllustration showing magnetic reconnection in the magnetotail triggering the onset of substorms. Substorms are the sudden violent eruptions of space weather that release solar energy trapped in the Earth's magnetic field. The reconnections trigger dynamic changes in the auroral displays seen near Earth's northern and southern magnetic poles, causing a burst of light and movement in the Northern and Southern Lights. 
LONDON — The discovery by NASA rover Curiosity of evidence that water once flowed on Mars – the most Earth-like planet in the solar system – should intensify interest in what the future could hold for mankind.

The only thing stopping Earth having a lifeless environment like Mars is the magnetic field that shields us from deadly solar radiation and helps some animals migrate, and it may be a lot more fragile and febrile than one might think.

Scientists say earth’s magnetic field is weakening and could all but disappear in as little as 500 years as a precursor to flipping upside down.

It has happened before – the geological record suggests the magnetic field has reversed every 250,000 years, meaning that, with the last event 800,000 years ago, another would seem to be overdue.

“Magnetic north has migrated more than 1,500 kilometres over the past century,” said Conall Mac Niocaill, an earth scientist at Oxford University. “In the past 150 years, the strength of the magnetic field has lessened by 10 percent, which could indicate a reversal is on the cards.”

Read more at - http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/10/03/earths-magnetic-field-overdue-for-a-chaos-causing-possibly-life-altering-flip/

Asteroid Orbiting Nothing Moving In Front of the Earth on Same Orbital Path

Interesting stuff here....it's not Planet X, as it's not big or strong enough...but it appears to be orbiting nothing as it moves along our same orbital path.  Very strange.

Know Your Enemy - Part 33 The Jesuits

A good study on the origins and workings of this secretive Catholic group, the "army" of the Pope, founders of many of the tactics used in secret services today, like the CIA of Mossad.  It's important to note that they were created as a response to the protestant reformation. They certainly were behind many of the attacks on Protestant churches, and some believe they directed from behind the scenes the major dispute between Theodore Beza (representing John Calvin views) and Jacob Arminius, a dispute that lingers still today.

The United States of Babylon - Part 2

The Ultimate Weapon of Mass Destruction: “Owning the Weather” for Military Use

Author’s Introductory Note
Environmental modification techniques (ENMOD) for military use constitute, in the present context of global warfare, the ultimate weapon of mass destruction.

Rarely acknowledged in the debate on global climate change, the world’s weather can now be modified as part of a new generation of sophisticated electromagnetic weapons. Both the US and Russia have developed capabilities to manipulate the climate for military use.

Environmental modification techniques have been applied by the US military for more than half a century. US mathematician John von Neumann, in liaison with the US Department of Defense, started his research on weather modification in the late 1940s at the height of the Cold War and foresaw ‘forms of climatic warfare as yet unimagined’. During the Vietnam war, cloud-seeding techniques were used, starting in 1967 under Project Popeye, the objective of which was to prolong the monsoon season and block enemy supply routes along the Ho Chi Minh Trail.

The US military has developed advanced capabilities that enable it selectively to alter weather patterns. The technology, which is being perfected under the High-frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP), is an appendage of the Strategic Defense Initiative – ‘Star Wars’. From a military standpoint, HAARP is a weapon of mass destruction, operating from the outer atmosphere and capable of destabilising agricultural and ecological systems around the world.
Weather-modification, according to the US Air Force document AF 2025 Final Report,

“offers the war fighter a wide range of possible options to defeat or coerce an adversary’, capabilities, it says, extend to the triggering of floods, hurricanes, droughts and earthquakes: ‘Weather modification will become a part of domestic and international security and could be done unilaterally… It could have offensive and defensive applications and even be used for deterrence purposes. The ability to generate precipitation, fog and storms on earth or to modify space weather… and the production of artificial weather all are a part of an integrated set of [military] technologies.”
In 1977, an international Convention was ratified by the UN General Assembly which banned ‘military or other hostile use of environmental modification techniques having widespread, long-lasting or severe effects.’ It defined ‘environmental modification techniques’ as ‘any technique for changing –through the deliberate manipulation of natural processes – the dynamics, composition or structure of the earth, including its biota, lithosphere, hydrosphere and atmosphere, or of outer space.’

According to the Convention on the Prohibition of Military or Any Other Hostile Use of Environmental Modification Techniques:

The term “environmental modification techniques” refers to any technique for changing – through the deliberate manipulation of natural processes – the dynamics, composition or structure of the Earth, including its biota, lithosphere, hydrosphere and atmosphere, or of outer space. (Convention on the Prohibition of Military or Any Other Hostile Use of Environmental Modification Techniques, United Nations, Geneva: 18 May 1977)
While the substance of the 1977 Convention was reasserted in the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) signed at the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio, debate on weather modification for military use has become a scientific taboo.

Military analysts and scientists are mute on the subject. Meteorologists are not investigating the matter and environmentalists are focused on greenhouse gas emissions under the Kyoto Protocol. Neither is the possibility of climatic or environmental manipulations as part of a military and intelligence agenda, while tacitly acknowledged, part of the broader debate on climate change under UN auspices.

While discussion of the post Cold War military applications of weather warfare is a taboo, the US Air Force has nonetheless acknowledged the strategic importance of ENMOD techniques in the modern battlefield of non-conventional warfare and intel ops, including the conduct, without the enemy’s knowledge, of “covert” weather modification operations.
At this juncture in our history, US-NATO forces are deployed worldwide.
The US and its allies are not only targeting Syria, Iran and North Korea, they are also threatening Russia and China.
The Pentagon has formulated the contours of a global military agenda, a “long war”, a war without borders.
“Weather warfare” is the ultimate WMD with the potential of destabilizing an enemy’s ecosystem, destroying its agriculture, disabling communications networks. In other words, ENMOD techniques can undermine an entire national economy, impoverish millions of people and “kill a nation” without the deployment of troops and military hardware.
The following text, with the exception of some small edits was first published in September 2004. The 2004 article is follow-up on an earlier study by the author entitled Washington’s New World Order Weapons Have the Ability to Trigger Climate Change, Third World Resurgence, January 2001, http://www.globalresearch.ca/articles/CHO201A.html
While The Ecologist published in 2007 a shorter version of the above study, the issue of climatic manipulation for military use has largely been ignored by Environmentalists.
The URL of the original article is: http://globalresearch.ca/articles/CHO409F.html.
This essay is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Rosalie Bertell, who, from the very outset revealed the diabolical nature of the HAARP project, as part of an integrated non-conventional weapons program:
“It is related to fifty years of intensive and increasingly destructive programs to understand and control the upper atmosphere. … HAARP is an integral part of a long history of space research and development of a deliberate military nature. The military implications of combining these projects is alarming. … The ability of the HAARP / Spacelab/ rocket combination to deliver very large amounts of energy, comparable to a nuclear bomb, anywhere on earth via laser and particle beams, are frightening. The project is likely to be “sold” to the public as a space shield against incoming weapons, or, for the more gullible, a device for repairing the ozone layer.
It is my sincere hope that this article will renew the debate on the dangers of weather warfare and will contribute to the broader objective of World peace which requires the relentless “disarming” of the US- NATO military apparatus.
Michel Chossudovsky

Evidence that Human and Nephilim Experiments Did Co-exist in Ancient Israel

The author intimates in the title that Neanderthal were either offspring of the nephilim, or the results of experiments they may have conducted.  We are on the far edge of sci-fi here....

Archaeological evidence shows that the warring sub-species may have lived peacefully in North Israel.

Sharp flint arrowheads were found by archaeologists at the site in northern Israel [Credit: Alamy]
It may be known for modern- day conflict, but 80,000 years ago the Holy Land may have been the only place where early homo sapiens and neanderthals lived peacefully, new archeological findings suggest.

Archaeologists working on Mount Carmel’s Nahal Me’arot, UNESCO’s most recently declared World Heritage Site, found evidence that the genealogical relatives lived side by side and perhaps even interbred, according to a report in The Times of London.

“If that interbreeding did take place, it must have been here,”said Daniel Kaufman, an archaeologist working at the site.

The Nahal Me'arot (Cave River) nature reserve containing caves used by prehistoric men [Credit: Alamy]
Genetic research showing Neanderthal genes make up 1 to 4 percent of European genes supports the notion of peaceful interbreeding between the two subspecies.

Earlier theories speculated that the relationship was the result of rape between the constantly warring groups.

Archaeologists have found tools of both Homo sapiens and Neanderthals at the Israeli site.

Source:The Jerusalem Post

Mind Control in America – What the CIA Did and Why They Did It (Part One)

Posted by Woodward

The disturbing saga of mind control begins with the science of Ivan Pavlov early in the twentieth century – the famous Russian who tested dogs with bells and food pellets. His goal was simple: to understand how behavior is trained. Derived from his work was the psychological theory of Behaviorism based upon reflex conditioning. Pavlov’s dogs are a famous tidbit most of us recall from our high school psychology class.

Russian Scientist Ivan Pavlov
However, the pertinent part of his story commences with the lesser known fact that whatever is learned can be ‘unlearned’ if the individual being trained is subjected to sufficient fear, mental anguish, and physical pain. In essence, fear can wipe out memory. Pavlov discovered this when his pack of well-trained laboratory dogs forgot all their learned behavior as waters rose higher and higher in his lab (rising waters caused by a local flood), creating so much anxiety in his laboratory’s canines it figuratively ‘washed their brains’. Subsequently, Pavlov asserted (and history has shown it to be so), that fear stands as a supremely powerful force in human conditioning, both individually and collectively in our society.

Post-World War II, from the 1940s through 1960s, America’s national psyche exhibited behaviors driven by fear. Our society was so transfixed with apprehension of the Soviets and the threat they posed to western civilization that sections of the Unites States government embarked upon illegal, irrational, and wholly wicked policies. To be specific, this fear was behind the malfeasance of more than a few American leaders in our military, intelligence service, State Department and Department of Justice, working in concert to migrate thousands of Nazis into America against specific presidential order. Project Paperclip (the paper clipping of false dossiers to individual files of Nazis deemed valuable to Cold War efforts) illegally brought those selected Nazis, many of them war criminals, into the United States in the decade following the War. Our leaders did this deal with such accomplished Nazi devils because they feared the Soviets and their Bolshevik ways more than they feared the consequences of how the Nazi weltanschauung (that is the menacing Nazi worldview – both political and spiritual) would affect our mild-mannered and usually moral culture. Despite the hard realities that we had fought fascism for four years costing millions of lives and billions of dollars, it was the deliberate decision of influential American leaders that Nazis and their technologies were necessary imports to serve as a bulwark against what was considered the greater of two evils – Marxism.

What is seldom realized is that key military and intelligence leaders wanted more than just Nazi rocket science whose learning and leadership was featured at NASA with Werner von Braun, Arthur Rudolph, and Herman Oberth. Dozens of Nazi inventions were coveted and carried away as spoils of war. What is least known of all is how important it was to America that we acquire Nazi Germany’s science of the mind.

Since early in the Second World War, America and Britain had been studying the possible use of drugs in ‘controlling the mind’ – with the goal to understand how one could force persons to take actions against their will. But with the capture of Nazi research, the West acquired a bonanza of morbid applied technology, much of which was unmistakably obtained in methods out-of-bounds for Anglo-American scientists. Nevertheless, although we would never have approved of the Nazi scientific method as practiced its death camps, we sought the findings of their ghoulish research. Indeed, in spite of the horrific ways in which it was accumulated, our government justified exploiting this research to promote the American cause against the spread of Marxist ideology.

Mescaline was the first mind altering drug popularly studied by the Germans. When tested at Auschwitz in 1943, this drug had been available for four decades. In fact, author Trevor Ravenscroft had written in his book, The Spear of Destiny, that Hitler had himself used mescaline in his youthful quest to encounter occult entities and acquire ‘higher consciousness’.[i] However, in their World War II death camps, Nazi scientists tested the substance to investigate its effectiveness as a ‘truth serum’.  As we know now, merely seeking a ‘truth serum’ with mescaline was perhaps the mildest of thousands of horrific experiments which sought to further Nazi learning centered on human physiology and psychology at the cost of destroying human dignity and setting new lows in human cruelty, not to mention the extinction of millions of precious and innocent image-bearers of God.

Read more at - http://faith-happens.com/?p=388

Animals engineered with pinpoint accuracy

More accurate genetic modification has created allergen-free cow's milk and pigs that could serve as a model for atherosclerosis.
Amy Maxmen
A cow in New Zealand has been genetically modified to produce hypoallergenic milk.
RNA interference (RNAi) and TALENs are more accurate at targeting the gene in question than are earlier genetic engineering techniques. For years, researchers tried to remove the allergy-inducing milk protein beta-lactoglobulin from cow's milk, which can cause diarrhea and vomiting in some toddlers. They tried replacing the gene encoding beta-lactoglobulin with a defective form, but this proved nearly impossible because the techniques available to introduce foreign genes into animal genomes were not precise, and misplaced genes failed to express themselves correctly.

Read more at - http://www.nature.com/news/animals-engineered-with-pinpoint-accuracy-1.11506

Steppenwolf: Rogue Planet Teeming With Alien Life And Guess Where Astronomers Say It’s Headed

Rogue planets zipping through the universe without a star could support life according to two University of Chicago Professors. The geothermal heat of the planets interior could support life in an ocean encrusted with ice on the surface as it travels through the cosmos without a companion sun.

As a planetary system forms, some planets or planetesimals, referred to as “rogue” planets, can enter hyperbolic orbits and be ejected from the system as a result of gravitational interactions with gas giant planets
Dorian S. Abbot (Department of the Geophysical Sciences) and E. R. Switzer (Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics and Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics) say recent developments in exoplanet characterization have raised the possibility that in the relatively near future, we may be able to search for biosignatures in the atmospheres of terrestrial-mass planets

Abbot, assistant professor of geophysical sciences, published a paper (pdf) in Astrophysical Journal Letters in July 2011 with then postdoctoral researcher Eric Switzer, AB’03, about the possibility of “Steppenwolf planets”—planets hurtling through interstellar space “like a lone wolf wandering the galactic steppe,” as Abbot and Switzer put it—that might support life under an insulating ocean of ice.

Credit: NASA
Another way a planet can go rogue is by interaction with passing stars whichy can eject planets from mature systems. The ability of a rogue planet to support life is of interest as a sort of pathological example of planetary habitability, because such a planet could potentially represent a viable option for interstellar panspermia and because such a planet could be the closest source of extrasolar life for exploration by humanity in the distant future.
A Steppenwolf planet with mean ocean depth greater than the steady-state ice thickness, accounting for the ice-water density difference, will have an ocean under its ice layer.
Writing in the prestigious Astro journal Icarus if a planet with equilibrium temperature lower than that of Earth has multiple bars of hydrogen in its atmosphere early in its evolution (either due to direct capture from the nebula or outgassing after accretion) but subsequently loses it due to escape, it will almost certainly pass through a transient state where liquid water can form on its surface. It has been shown that the duration of habitable conditions can range from thousands to hundreds of millions of years, although planets left with exactly the right amount of hydrogen for permanent habitable conditions only occur in rare cases.

Credit: NASA
Assistant professor of geophysical sciences Fred Ciesla is building computer models of protoplanetary disks, the loose agglomeration of material that surrounds a star in its earliest days, to determine what physical properties cause planetary systems to form.

A Steppenwolf planet’s lifetime will be limited by the decay of the geothermal heat flux, which is determined by the halflife of its stock of radioisotopes (40K, 238U, 232Th) and by the decay of its heat of formation. As these decay times are ∼1–5 billion years, its lifetime is comparable to planets in the traditional habitable zone of main-sequence stars Earth

If a Steppenwolf planet harbors life, it could have originated in a more benign era before ejection from the host star. Alternatively, after ejection, life could originate around hydrothermal vents, which are a proposed location for the origin of life on Earth. If life can originate and survive on a Steppenwolf planet, it must be truly ubiquitous in the universe.

Finally if you guessed it’s headed our way, you aren’t right but you aren’t wrong. It is an unknown thing. NASA has found there are billions of rogue planets roaming the Milky Way, but so far none have been detected in our neighborhood.

So astronomers say at this point it is still a theoretical world, but such a planet could be detected from reflected solar radiation, and its thermal emission could be characterized in the far-IR if it were to pass within 1000 astronomical units (AU) or 93 billion miles of Earth.

The University of Chicago’s new focus on exoplanets stems in part from its commitment to “big glass,” says astronomy and astrophysics chair Rocky Kolb, referring to the University’s commitment to the 6.5-meter Magellan Telescopes in Chile and their successor, the 24.5-meter Giant Magellan Telescope. Once complete in 2019, the telescope should be powerful enough to detect Earth-sized planets in the habitable zones around sun-like stars. Future telescopes and satellite missions should be able to discern not just where the Earth-like planets are but also the kind of climate they have, the composition of their atmospheres, and perhaps even the gaseous signatures of life. Detecting life on other worlds would be a major advance for biochemistry and evolutionary biology, among other fields, and, as Fabrycky says, “that ‘gee-whiz’ factor can’t be underestimated.”
1 Department of the Geophysical Sciences, University of Chicago, 5734 South Ellis Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637, USA; abbot@uchicago.edu
2 Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, University of Chicago, 5640 South Ellis Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637, USA; switzer@kicp.uchicago.edu
3 Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Chicago,
http://home.uchicago.edu/~rwordsworth/Papers/Wordsworth2012.pdf 2
http://geosci.uchicago.edu/~abbot/PAPERS/abbot-switzer-11.pdf 1

Oct 3, 2012

The United States of Babylon - Part 1

A second series, more vids, more scripture, and the argument is becoming convincing....

Know Your Enemy - Part 32 - The Information War II

Distress of Nations SEPTEMBER 2012

The maker of this video cites Luke 21:25 as his inspiration.  "And their shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth, distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;". 

Oct 2, 2012

A Nephilim Messiah in a Rabbinic Commentary?

The short answer is no, but this speculation is making the internet rounds at the moment, so this excellent rebuttal is timely.  Two great points here for those interested in the Genesis 6 story of the fallen angels.  Nephilim are the offspring of the fallen angels and human women, they are not fallen angels.  The second point is that nephilim simply means giant, not "fallen one" as is often the translation.  Good stuff.

By Cris Putnam
Pin ItI was recently sent a link to this article from The Jewish Daily Forward’s website by an anonymous author, Philologos, who imagines (mystical music begins) the existence of an esoteric Rabbinic tradition for a nephilim messiah. He bases this wild conjecture on an actual rabbinic commentary. Here it is in English from a reputable source:
Amos 9:11.
Babylonian Talmud, Sanhedrin 96b–97a.
… R. Nahum said to R. Isaac: ‘Have you heard when Bar Nafle will come?’ ‘Who is Bar Nafle?’ he asked, ‘Messiah,’ he answered, ‘Do you call Messiah Bar Nafle?’—‘Even so,’ he rejoined, ‘as it is written, In that day I will raise up [97a] the tabernacle of David ha-nofeleth [that is fallen].’ He replied, ’ Thus hath R. Johanan said: In the generation when the son of David [i.e., Messiah] will come, scholars will be few in number, and so for the rest, their eyes will fail through sorrow and grief. Multitudes of trouble and evil decrees will be promulgated anew, each new evil coming with haste before the other has ended.[i]
It is also on the web here. Notice that in the version of the above posted in the linked article Philologos is presupposing his conclusion by adding this so-called translation: “Bar-Niflei [‘the son of the Nephilim’]” surreptitiously:
“Rabbi Nachman [a fourth-century C.E. sage] asked Rabbi Yitzchak: ‘Do you know when Bar-Niflei [‘the son of the Nephilim’] will come?’ He [Yitzchak] answered: ‘Who is Bar-Niflei?’ He [Nachman] said: ‘The Messiah.’ [Yitzchak said]: ‘You call the Messiah Bar-Niflei?’ He [Nachman] replied, ‘Yes, because it’s written [in Amos], On that day I will raise up the sukkah of David that has fallen [ha-nofelet].’”[ii]
The connection to the word “nephilim” is purely the web author’s idea, not the Rabbinic commentary’s:
There is a pun here on nofelet, “fallen,” and nefilim or (as it is more commonly spelled in English) nephilim, the legendary celestial creatures described by the book of Genesis as descending to earth in the generations before the Flood and begetting offspring with humankind.[iii]
There are two glaring problems in this assertion. First, it is not at all clear the Rabbis were making a pun between the word “fallen” and the “nephilim.” This is a real Rabbinic commentary on Amos 9:11 a passage in which the context is “the fallen booth of David” and the restoration of Israel. James associates it with Christ and the church in Acts 15:16. The Hebrew word for fallen is very common:
1392 נָפַל (nāpal) I, fall, lie, be cast down, fail.
1392a נֵפֶל (nēpel) untimely birth, abortion (Job 3:16; Eccl 6:3).
1392b מַפָּל (mappāl) refuse.
1392c מַפָּלָה (mappālâ) a ruin (Isa 17:1).
1392d מַפֵּלָה (mappēlâ) a ruin (Isa 23:13; 25:2),
1392e מַפֶּלֶת (mappelet) a carcass (Jud 14:8), ruin (Ezk 31:13), overthrow (Ezk 32:10). [iv]
There is no actual connection to the nephilim in the original rabbinic source, that is an imaginative leap by the web author Philiologos based on a very superficial similarity between the Hebrew word for fallen and nephilim.
Both words come from the Hebrew verb nafal, “to fall,” and in both ancient Jewish and Christian sources, the Nephilim are sometimes depicted as fallen angels who rebelled against God and were cast down to earth from heaven.[v]
Actually, he is mistaken on both points. First, in Genesis 6 the nephilim are the offspring not the fallen angels, this is the same error made by Patrick Heron. Second, Hebrew grammarian, Michael Heiser has demonstrated convincingly that the “fallen ones” translation for the term “nephilim” is an error albeit a common one. Because of the ‘i’ vowel it really derives from an Aramaic word, “naphil ” meaning “giants” which is why the LXX and all the ancient sources rendered it “giant.”[vi] (Follow the footnote for the grammatical argument by Dr. Heiser.) Furthermore, the context of Numbers 13:33 clearly supports the “giant” rendering. Finally, because the word fallen is a very common word as shown above, it is a fanciful leap to connect an unrelated use of “fallen booth” in Amos 9 to the nephilim. It’s actually silly if you think about it. Even so, Philologos writes:
This passage is intriguing and mysterious. The appellation Bar-Niflei was obviously not a common one for the Messiah, not only because it occurs nowhere else in early rabbinic literature, but also because Rabbi Yitzchak has never encountered it and is surprised, perhaps even shocked, to hear it used that way. Perceiving his reaction, Rabbi Nachman seeks to extricate himself by explaining that it is a reference to the verse in Amos — an explanation that is hardly tenable on either grammatical or contextual grounds. It is clearly a hasty improvisation on his part.[vii]
The above is rank speculation by the web author Philologos. Then he makes a leap to an imaginary esoteric tradition which has no support other than his own imagination:
The conclusion would seem to be that Rabbi Nachman was privy to an esoteric tradition about the Messiah’s descent from the Nephilim that, upon becoming aware of Rabbi Yitchak’s ignorance of it, he did not wish to share with him. But what could this tradition have been? The Nephilim are not positive figures in rabbinic lore; on the contrary, they are described there as outcasts from God’s presence who sowed corruption on earth. Is the Messiah, like Aaron Corbett, one of their latter-day descendants who, gifted with their more-than-human powers, becomes a force for good? Could there have been a connection between such a belief and the Christian doctrine of the Messiah’s divine paternity? We are left knowing no more than Rabbi Yitzchak. We don’t even know whether or not he was taken in by Rabbi Nachman’s sukkah.[viii]
This is why the term ‘nonsequitur’ was invented. It really would only vaguely “seem to be” if we accepted his connection between the very common word fallen and nephilim which is grammatically no connection at all. This whimsical stretch is just a leap by the web author. There is not a shred of evidence presented for the “esoteric tradition.” The original Rabbinic commentary is specifically referenced to Amos 9 and it is talking about the fallen booth of David. The nephilim messiah is nephilim nonsense.

Addendum: One possible explanation (bar Nafale = Son of the clouds) was offered by a biblical scholar here.

[i]Tom Huckel, The Rabbinic Messiah (Philadelphia: Hananeel House, 1998), Am 9:11.
[ii] Philologos, “Shelter From the Storm: Familiar Prayer About a Sukkah Has Little To Do With Sukkot” http://forward.com/articles/163435/shelter-from-the-storm/#ixzz284B24Zbk (accessed 10/01/2012).
[iii] Ibid.
[iv]R. Laird Harris, Robert Laird Harris, Gleason Leonard Archer and Bruce K. Waltke, Theological Wordbook of the Old Testament, (Chicago: Moody Press, 1999), 586.
[v] Philologos, “Shelter…”
[vi] Micheal S. Heiser, “The Meaning of the Word Nephilim: Fact vs. Fantasy,” http://www.michaelsheiser.com/nephilim.pdf (accessed 10/01/2012).
[vii] Philologos, “Shelter…”
[viii] Ibid.

Daystar, TBN ready for Messiah in Jerusalem

The Christian TV broadcasters both have their offices set up on a holy city hill, poised for Jesus, and are spreading the gospel to Jews in Israel.

TBN's Paul and Matt Crouch
Trinity Broadcasting Network co-founder Paul Crouch, center, his son Matt Crouch, right, and Singapore evangelist Joseph Prince tape a prayer broadcast on the terrace of TBN's new Jerusalem studio. (Edmund Sanders, Los Angeles Times / October 1, 2012)

JERUSALEM — If the Messiah descends from the Mount of Olives as foretold in the Bible, America's two biggest Christian broadcasters are well-positioned to cover it live thanks to recent acquisitions of adjacent Jerusalem studios on a hill overlooking the Old City.
Texas-based Daystar Television Network already beams a 24-hour-a-day live webcam from its terrace. Not to be outdone, Costa Mesa-based Trinity Broadcasting Network last month bought the building next door.
The dueling studios are part of an aggressive push by U.S. evangelical broadcasters seeking to gain a stronger foothold in the holy city. Their presence not only offers boasting rights with American viewers and contributors, but also — and more controversially — a platform for spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ to Jews in Israel.
In addition to its new multistory building, TBN is negotiating with Israel's Yes satellite television provider to secure a full-time home for its evangelical Shalom TV channel.

Daystar already airs its English-language programming in Israel with dedicated channels on both Yes and cable provider HOT Telecommunications Systems, claiming to be the first Christian evangelical broadcaster to transmit a gospel message to Israeli television sets 24 hours a day.

"The main thing we want to do is help sponsor what we call Messianic Jews, or Jews that have received Jesus Christ as their Messiah," said TBN co-founder Paul Crouch, who recently wrapped up a tour of Israel with 1,800 TBN supporters, most of them from America. "We want to do some Hebrew language programs to reach out to Jews and entice them to read the word of God and become what we call a completed Jew."

Such proselytizing angers Orthodox Jewish groups who say it threatens the character of a nation that was created as a home for Jewish refugees of the Holocaust. Christian proselytizing is legal in Israel, though the government has at times restricted and discouraged the practice; members of the Jewish faith do not seek to convert those of other faiths.
"One of the things I find offensive is that they are bragging about their missionary work," said Ellen Horowitz, research director at Jewish Israel, a grass-roots group created in 2008 to track and counteract Christian missionaries in Israel. "They're actually very in-your-face about it."

Horowitz said proselytizing is a touchy subject in Israel. "Our people have been through the wringer already with either persecution or assimilation," she said. "Now people finally get to a Jewish nation and someone pushes a copy of the New Testament in Hebrew at them. A sensitive line is being crossed."

When Daystar debuted in Israel in 2006, it created such a public uproar that the channel was temporarily suspended from the HOT network. It was restored after a court challenge.

Since then, Christian evangelical groups have quietly and steadily expanded their footprint in Jerusalem.

Last spring, evangelist organizer Mike Evans began soliciting donations from U.S. supporters for his $10-million purchase of a prime commercial building in Jerusalem's city center, where he plans to open a facility devoted to Christian evangelism.

In July, American missionary Rick Ridings, a nephew of Paul Crouch who operates a walk-in prayer center near Mt. Zion, hosted several hundred Israeli youths at a three-day gospel music and prayer festival in Tel Aviv.

Crouch said TBN, whose recently purchased building houses the Los Angeles Times Jerusalem bureau, is striving to promote Christianity in Israel, where the faith is sometimes overshadowed by the struggle between Judaism and Islam. Trinity Broadcasting already is one of the world's largest religious broadcasters, with 18 networks in seven languages.

"Christianity is not represented in Israel as well as it could," he said. "We hope to equalize that and give Christianity a better platform."

The latest inroads by evangelical Christians have not triggered the backlash that occurred in 2006 when Daystar went on the air. In fact, Crouch said TBN's biggest obstacle in Jerusalem so far is rival Daystar, which he said tried to block TBN's Shalom Channel from airing on Yes satellite.

"They raised a stink," Crouch said. "I guess some of our Christian brothers don't want the competition."

A Yes spokeswoman said negotiations with TBN are ongoing and a final deal has not been reached. Daystar officials declined to comment, but said in a statement that the company "loves and appreciates Israel."

Some Israelis are welcoming members of the American evangelical community as strategic partners, both politically and economically.

In addition to becoming the fastest-growing segment of Israel's tourism market, U.S. evangelicals tend to be staunchly pro-Israel, lobbying in Washington on the Israeli government's behalf on such matters as the Palestinian conflict or West Bank settlement construction.

Christian broadcasters have donated tens of millions of dollars in recent years to build Israeli schools, community centers, hospital wards and even synagogues. Part of the support is based upon their belief that the return of the Jewish people to Israel will usher in the second coming of Jesus.

Christian groups have forged close ties with Russian-born lawmakers in the parliament, or Knesset, and recently helped push through a law that extended property tax exemptions once available only to Jewish religious institutions to those owned by Christian congregations.
"They are much more sophisticated and calculated than they were before," Horowitz said. "With all the millions of dollars they are giving, it's harder for the government to say no."

Her group said the number of evangelical Christian congregations in Israel has grown to 150 with as many as 20,000 followers, up from an estimated 3,000 in 1987, based on estimates from the congregations.

Christian broadcasters boast to their viewers that they are seeing a record number of Jews convert to Christianity. "The harvest is coming in so fast," Crouch said.

Much of the growth is coming from the 1 million Russian immigrants who arrived in Israel during the 1990s. Many of the immigrants were never considered Jewish by Orthodox rabbis or had practiced Christianity in Russia.

"They see Russians as a way to get a foothold in Israel and create a Christian revival here," Horowitz said. "We don't have anything against Christians. But the Jewish people have to watch their backside to make sure this evangelical embrace does not become a hold that we can't get out of."

6.2 magnitude earthquake strikes off east coast of Japan


The most active earthquake area on earth continues to shake and break...
October 2, 2012JAPANThe U.S. Geological Survey reports that early Tuesday morning local time, a magnitude 6.2 earthquake hit off of Japan’s eastern coast. Originating from a depth of 9.7 kilometers (6 miles), it was centered about 96 kilometers (60 miles) off the coast of Miyako, Iwate Prefecture, in the northeast region of the country that was struck by the devastating earthquake and tsunami on March 11th, 2011. There have been no reports of damages or signs of approaching tsunami. In comparison from Tokyo, the 6.2 magnitude quake was about 550 kilometers (342 miles) from the capital city. Neither the Japan Meteorological Agency or the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued tsunami warnings or advisories on Tuesday as it wasn’t necessary. Geophysicist Gerard Fryer, with the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, says the quake was too small to generate any kind of tsunami, but the residents of northeastern Japan would surely have felt it. The quake probably gave some frightful flashbacks to those of Japan’s Tohoku region who survived last year’s disaster. The tsunami disaster that took tens of thousands of lives and washed away entire coastal cities was caused by a magnitude 9.0 earthquake just over a year and a half ago, and led to the world’s worst nuclear crisis in 25 years in Fukushima Prefecture. –Japan Daily Press

Scientists say Earth is undergoing true polar wander

October 2, 2012EARTH - True polar wander is a geophysical theory, a way of thinking about Earth processes that might happen and that these scientists believe do happen. The theory suggests that if an object of sufficient weight on Earth – for example, a supersized volcano or other weighty land mass – formed far from Earth’s equator, the force of Earth’s rotation would gradually pull the object away from the axis around which Earth spins. A supersized volcano far from Earth’s equator would create an imbalance, in other words. As explained at Princeton.edu: If the volcanoes, land and other masses that exist within the spinning Earth ever became sufficiently imbalanced, the planet would tilt and rotate itself until this extra weight was relocated to a point along the equator. That’s the theory of true polar wander. It would cause a movement of Earth’s land masses, but for a different reason than the reason the continents drift in the theory of plate tectonics (formerly called “continental drift”). 
In the theory of plate tectonics, the continents drift because Earth’s the layer of Earth underlying our planet’s crust (called the mantle) is convective. That is, it circulates, slowly – like water about to boil. In true polar wander, on the other hand, a similar-seeming movement of land masses on Earth’s crust happens in order to correct an imbalance of weight with respect to Earth’s spin. Scientists’ understanding of true polar wander overlaps with their understanding of plate tectonics in various ways. That’s understandable, since it’s all the same Earth. Scientists delving into true polar wander want to know when, in which direction, and at what rate the Earth’s solid exterior might be rotating due to true polar wander. To sort it out, they say, you would need a stable frame of reference to which observations of relative motion might be compared. Doubrovine and his team say they found one: volcanic hotspots. Oceanic hotspots form an island chain. As land plates drift, a successive of volcanoes form over the hotspot. In geology, hotspots are volcanic regions fed by Earth’s underlying mantle. For example, the Hawaiian Islands are believed to have formed over a hotspot in the mantle. The hotspot created a volcano, but then – as that land plate drifted over time, as described by the theory of plate tectonics – the volcano drifted, too, and was eventually cut off from the hotspot. Gradually, another volcano begins to form over the hotspot, right next to the first one. And then it moves on … and another one forms … and so on … and so on.
Earth’s crust produces first one, then another volcano over the hotspot until a long chain of volcanoes forms, such as in Hawaii. Hotspots have long been used to understand the motion of tectonic plates. Doubrovine and colleagues went a step further in order to understand true polar wander. Instead of treating the hot spots as static – frozen in place at one spot above Earth’s mantle – their computer model let the hotspots’ positions drift slowly. According to these scientists, this drifting is what produced a model of a stable reference frame, which in turn let them draw conclusions about true polar wander. They say their model does a good job of matching observations of real hotspot tracks on Earth – the path drawn by each hotspot’s island chain – which gives them confidence their results about true polar wander are accurate. –Earth Sky

U.S. Futurologist Predicts We Shall Be Gods

There are many scientists who are making the same claims you will read here.  This is in essence a declaration of war on God.  At the very least it's a desire to "break the bands" (Ps. 2:3) that mankind feels the Lord has placed on them.

US Futurologist Michio Kaku 'Eternal Life Does Not Violate the Laws of Physics'
A vision of the future from the film "Sunshine."Zoom
A vision of the future from the film "Sunshine."
In his best-selling book "Physics of the Future," American professor Michio Kaku lays out his vision for the world in 2100. Kaku, the son of Japanese immigrants, spoke to SPIEGEL about a future in which toilets will have health monitoring sensors and contact lenses will be connected to the Internet.
SPIEGEL: Professor Kaku, in your book you write about how we will be like gods in the future. Are you saying that our grandchildren will be gods? Isn't that a bit immodest?
Kaku: Just think for a moment about our forefathers in the year 1900. They lived to be 49 years old on average and traveled with horse-drawn wagons. Long distance communication was yelling out the window. If these people could see us today with mobile phones at our ears, Facebook on our screens and traveling with planes they would consider us wizards.

SPIEGEL: It's still a big step to go from wizards to gods.

Kaku: So what do gods do? Apollo has unlimited power from the sun, Zeus can turn himself into a swan or anything else and Venus has a perfect body. Gods can move objects with their mind, rearrange things, and have perfect bodies. Our grandchildren will be able to do just that.

SPIEGEL: Let's do a little time traveling. Close your eyes and imagine waking up on a September morning in the year 2112. What do you see?

Kaku: More important than what I see, is what will be omnipresent. Intelligence will be everywhere in the future, just like electricity is everywhere today. We now just assume that there's electricity in the walls, the floor, the ceiling. In the future we will assume that everything is intelligent, so intelligence will be everywhere and nowhere. As children, we will be taught how to manipulate things around us just by talking to them and thinking. Children will believe that everything is alive.

SPIEGEL: We'll ask the question in a different way. What will we experience on this morning in 2112?

Kaku: When we wake up, the first thing we want to know is what's going on in the world. So we put in our intelligent contact lenses and with a blink we are online. If you want information, movies, virtual reality, it is all in your contact lenses. Then we'll drive to work.

SPIEGEL: Driving? How boring!

Kaku: Aw, you want to fly? Cars may even fly, but we will also be able to manipulate our cars just by thinking. So, if you want to get into your car, you simply think, and you call your car. The car drives itself, and boom, there you are.

SPIEGEL: So our grandchildren will fly to work. And what will change there?

Kaku: If you are a college student, you blink and you can see all the answers to the final examination by wearing your contact lenses. Artists will wave their hands in the air and create beautiful works of art. If you're an architect, you will see what you are creating and just move towers, two apartment buildings around as you construct things.

SPIEGEL: Why do we have to even bother leaving the house if all of our needs, questions and desires are played out virtually on our grandiose contact lenses?

Kaku: Well, you will want to go outside because we are humans, and our personality hasn't changed in 100,000 years. We're social creatures. We like to size each other up, figure out who's on first, who's on second. But technology will be able to help with that. In 2100, for example, when you talk to people, you will see their biography listed right in front of you. If you are looking for a date, you sign up for a dating service. When you go outside and people walk by you, their faces light up if they're available. If someone speaks to you in Chinese, your contact lens will translate from Chinese to English. We will still resist certain technologies, however, because they go against who we are.

SPIEGEL: What's an example of that?

Kaku: The paperless office. The paperless office was a failure, because we like tangible things. If I give you a choice between tickets to see your favorite famous rock star or a video of a close-up of your favorite rock star, which would you choose?

SPIEGEL: The concert tickets naturally.

Kaku: That's the caveman in us. The caveman in you says, "I want direct contact. I don't want a picture." The caveman in our body says once in a while, we have to go outside. We have to meet real people, talk to real people, and do real things.

SPIEGEL: Speaking of real things, we were fascinated by the toilet of the future described in your book.

Kaku: Yeah. You will still have to go to the bathroom because our biology hasn't changed. But your toilet will have more computer power than a university hospital does today.

SPIEGEL: The toilet as a supercomputer?

Kaku: Your toilet will have a chip in it called a "DNA chip." It will analyze enzymes, proteins and genes for cancer. In this way we will be able to fight cancer long before a tumor even has a chance to develop. We will be able to also detect other illnesses early and fight them. But we will still have the common cold. There are at least 300 different rhinoviruses and you need to have a vaccine for each one. No company is going to do that, because it is going to bankrupt a large corporation to make a vaccine for each of them.

SPIEGEL: What a defeat! Comfort us -- did you not just refer to the perfect body of Venus?

Kaku: The nature of medicine will shift away from basically saving lives to perfection. We will be able to rearrange our own genome.

Read more at - http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/interview-with-the-american-futurologist-michio-kaku-a-857860.html

America Is Babylon - Part 4 and 5


William Tyndale Martyred for Translating The Bible into English

One of the most critical men that the Lord used to give us the Bible we have today, available to all men, free from the control of the Roman Church. 

Know Your Enemy - Part 31 The Information War

Lots of info on this one about where our Bible came from.  All Christians should know this.  Good stuff...

Let These Results of the Resurrection of Jesus Revive Your Passion for His Supremacy Over All Things

by John Piper

Let’s stir up our thankfulness and joy and admiration and amazement at what the resurrection of Jesus means for us. The curse of our fallen nature is that what once thrilled us becomes ordinary. The reality hasn’t changed. We have changed.

This is why the Bible exists. Peter says of his two letters that they are written to “stir up” or “arouse” by means of “reminder.”
This is now the second letter that I am writing to you, beloved. In both of them I am stirring up your sincere mind by way of reminder. (2 Peter 3:1)
So let’s stir up our sincere minds by way of reminder.

What has God done in raising Jesus from the dead? Here are a few biblical answers.

Because of the resurrection of Jesus, death will never have any dominion over him again.
Romans 6:9: “We know that Christ, being raised from the dead, will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him.”
Acts 13:34: “He raised him from the dead, no more to return to corruption.”
Because of the resurrection, Jesus intercedes for us in heaven before God.
Romans 8:34: “Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us.”
Jesus’ resurrection was the beginning and guarantee of our resurrection.
1 Corinthians 15:20: “But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.”
2 Corinthians 4:14: “He who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us also with Jesus and bring us with you into his presence.”
We were raised with Jesus so that our true life is hidden now in him.
Ephesians 2:6: “[God] and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus.”
Colossians 3:1-4: “If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. . . . Your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.”

Because of the resurrection of Jesus, we are born again to a living hope.
1 Peter 1:3: “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.”
Because of the resurrection of Jesus, we now enjoy his personal fellowship with us always.
Matthew 28:20: “Behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
Because of the resurrection of Jesus, he has a name above every name and every knee will bow to him.
Philippians 2:9-10: “God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth.”
The resurrection of Jesus means that Jesus kept his word.
Matthew 17:22: “Jesus said to them, ‘The Son of Man is about to be delivered into the hands of men, and they will kill him, and he will be raised on the third day.’”
The resurrection of Jesus fulfilled the Scriptures and the promises of God.
1 Corinthians 15:4: “He was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures.”
Acts 13:32-33: “We bring you the good news that what God promised to the fathers, this he has fulfilled to us their children by raising Jesus.”
Because Jesus was raised, he has received the promise of the Spirit and poured out the Spirit on us.
Acts 2:33: “Being therefore exalted at the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, he has poured out this that you yourselves are seeing and hearing.”
Because Jesus is raised, he can still heal the way he did on earth.
Acts 4:10: “Let it be known to all of you and to all the people of Israel that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead—by him this man is standing before you well.”
Because of the resurrection, he gives repentance and forgiveness of sins.
Acts 5:31: “God exalted him at his right hand as Leader and Savior, to give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins.”
Because Jesus was raised, he is now appointed by God to judge the living and the dead.
Acts 10:42: “He commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that he is the one appointed by God to be judge of the living and the dead.”
Acts 17:31: “He has fixed a day on which he will judge the world in righteousness by a man whom he has appointed; and of this he has given assurance to all by raising him from the dead.”
God secured our justification by raising Jesus from the dead.
Romans 4:25: “He was delivered up for our trespasses and raised for our justification.”
The risen Christ takes the place for us that the law once had so that we can bear fruit for God.
Romans 7:4: “Likewise, my brothers, you also have died to the law through the body of Christ, so that you may belong to another, to him who has been raised from the dead, in order that we may bear fruit for God.”
Because of Jesus’ resurrection, he now has the glory for which we were made. Our ultimate destiny is to see him as he is.
1 Peter 1:21: “God . . . raised him from the dead and gave him glory.”
John 17:5, 24: “And now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had with you before the world existed. . . . Father, I desire that they also, whom you have given me, may be with me where I am, to see my glory that you have given me because you loved me before the foundation of the world.”
May the risen Lord Jesus himself arouse your sincere mind to new depths of worship and allegiance and joy.