Jan 17, 2015
Peter Levenda and Whitley go deep into the hidden connections between the likes of Charles Manson, the Process Church of Final Judgment and so much else that it becomes mind boggling and terrifying.
Peter Levenda is an American author who focuses primarily on occult history. He is best known for his book Unholy Alliance, which is about Esoteric Hitlerism and Nazi occultism, and is also the probable author of the Simon Necronomicon.
The roots of coincidence and conspiracy in American politics, crime, and culture are investigated in this examination of the connections between religion, political conspiracy, and occultism. Readers are presented with detailed insight into how Charlie Manson became a national bogeyman as well as startling connections between Nobel Prize--winning physicist Wolfgang Pauli, Carl Jung, and synchronicity; serial killers, multiple personality disorder, and demonic possession; and magic, surrealism, and mind control. Not a work of speculative history, this third volume of a three-part set is founded on primary source material and historical documents. Fascinating secrets are divulged involving Hollywood icons such as Marilyn Monroe, David Lynch, and Jane Fonda as well as links between the Cotton Club murders, the Bluegrass conspiracy, and the Son of Sam cult.
Jan 16, 2015
- by Nick Statt
AI experts around the globe are signing an open letter issued Sunday by the Future of Life Institute that pledges to safely and carefully coordinate progress in the field to ensure it does not grow beyond humanity's control. Signees include co-founders of Deep Mind, the British AI company purchased by Google in January 2014; MIT professors; and experts at some of technology's biggest corporations, including IBM's Watson supercomputer team and Microsoft Research.
"The potential benefits are huge, since everything that civilization has to offer is a product of human intelligence....We recommend expanded research aimed at ensuring that increasingly capable AI systems are robust and beneficial: our AI systems must do what we want them to do," the letter said in part. A research document attached to the open letter outlines potential pitfalls and recommends guidelines for continued AI development.
The letter comes after experts have issued warnings about the dangers of super-intelligent machines. Ethicists, for example, worry how a self-driving car might weigh the lives of cyclists versus passengers as it swerves to avoid a collision. Two years ago, a United Nations representative called for a moratorium on the testing, production and use of so-called autonomous weapons that can select targets and begin attacks without human intervention.
Read the rest of this article at - http://www.cnet.com/news/artificial-intelligence-experts-sign-open-letter-to-protect-mankind-from-machines/
What if you asked your pastor how you could be rescued from God's wrath and he said he didn't know? That is what happened to Isaac Backus. The Great Awakening was in full swing in America. Evangelists wakened Americans to realize they needed to repent of sin, and Isaac was afraid.
When his pastor could not show him how to get right with God, Backus went about his business. For weeks he prayed desperately that God would show him how to save his soul. He felt powerless and very frightened. Peace came one morning as he mowed a field. "I was enabled by divine light to see the perfect righteousness of Christ and the freeness and riches of his grace," he later wrote.
Backus was determined that no one else should suffer as he had by not knowing how to find salvation. He studied Scripture so that he could explain to others that Jesus took our sin to the cross with him and that forgiveness is ours if we confess our sins to God, believing he is able to restore us.
People noticed the young man's zeal. Backus was about 22 when he began to preach and 24 when a little "separate" church in Middelborough, Massachusetts asked him to be their pastor. Separates were those who were converted in the Great Awakening and left the established church thinking its ministers were cold fish who knew theology but didn't know Jesus Christ.
Aware of his great responsibility, young Backus pleaded earnestly with the Lord that "he wouldn't suffer me to settle down in any snare or evil way."
Backus would have stayed with the Separates, but when he changed his views on baptism, his congregation grew cold toward him. And so, on this day, January 16, 1756, he formed the first Baptist church in Middleborough. It is as a Baptist that Backus is famous. When he was born, there were only 1,500 Baptists in New England. When he died, there were 21,000-- many of them converted through his efforts.
Backus is most famous for his long battle against taxation to supported state churches. It is wrong to force a person against their conscience, he said. "In Christ's kingdom, each one has equal right to judge for himself." His recorded the testimony of hundreds who suffered harassment because they refused to pay the religious tax. These included several members of Backus's own family, who went to jail or lost their property. Once he himself was seized by a policeman, but someone paid the tax for him. Through letters, testimony and civil disobedience, Backus forced Massachusetts to face its religious problem. He made others aware of the situation, too, riding 1,200 miles a year on horseback to inform them about it. He printed pamphlets. But separation of church and state was not achieved until after he died.
Backus also had a hand in founding America's first Baptist school of higher learning, Rhode Island College (Brown University).
- Armitage, Thomas. A History of the Baptists; traced by their principles and practices, from the time of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ to the present. New York: Bryan, Taylor and co., 1893. SOurce of the image.
- Backus, Isaac. The Diary of Isaac Backus. Edited by William G. McLoughlin. Providence, R.I.: Brown University Press, 1979.
- "Backus, Isaac." Dictionary of American Biography. New York : Scribner, 1958 - 1964.
- Hovey, Alvah. A Memoir of the Life and Times of the Rev. Isaac Backus, A.M. Boston: Gould and Lincoln; New York: Sheldon, Blakeman, 1858.
- McLoughlin, William Gerald. Isaac Backus and the American Pietistic Tradition; edited by Oscar Handlin. Boston: Little, Brown, 1967.
- Various encyclopedia and internet articles.
|The bizarre David Ferrie and his famous homemade eyebrows|
by Joseph P. Farrell
First, the article itself, and its rather sensational news, news that, again, shows how quickly a scientific "fact" can be overturned, in this case, the fact that mitochondrial DNA - the DNA we all receive from our mothers, all the way back to the hypothesized "mitochondrial Eve" - does not transfer from cell to cell except during reproduction. In this case, scientists in New Zealand have made an important - perhaps even paradigm shifting - discovery, namely, that mDNA can transfer from cell to cell outside of reproduction:
A Mitochondrial DNA Transplant Could Help Treat Hundreds Of Diseases
O.K., so what's so significant about that? What possible high octane, way-out-there-in-geosynchronous-orbit speculation could possibly come of this?
Well, consider these paragraphs closely:
"Prior to the new study, scientists thought these genes stayed within cells, except during reproduction."But experiments conducted by a team led by professor Mike Berridge from the Malaghan Institute have shown this isn't the case. As reported in the NZH:'A Kiwi-led research team demonstrated the movement of mitochondrial DNA between cells in an animal tumour. After mitochondrial DNA was removed from breast cancers and melanomas in mice, replacement mitochondrial DNA naturally shifted from surrounding normal tissue. After adopting the new DNA, the cancer cells went on to form tumours that spread to other parts of the body.'[...] It's a leap in the science of cellular biology, and could boost the understanding of human diseases other than cancer, since defective mitochondrial DNA accounts for about 200 diseases and is implicated in many more.'"As noted by Berridge in a release, "This appears to be a basic physiological mechanism in the body that no one has seen before because they lacked the exploratory tools. Whether this new phenomenon is important in tumour formation is still unclear, but we are interested in pursuing the research to see if the transfer occurs more widely in the body. Preliminary evidence indicates it may be a common occurrence in the brain."(Italicized and bold emphases added)
When Stanley Tam became a Christian, he meant it. A young man, struggling to make a go of business in the depression, he allowed God to guide his actions. Slowly, he reaped success. Although it was difficult for him, he began to witness about Jesus to his contacts. He even followed God's leading and had his lawyer draw up legal papers making the Lord his business partner.
That is how the matter stood until January, 1955. In January the Tams visited Ecuador, Peru, Brazil and Colombia, observing the work of missionaries sharing their testimony with missionaries and Latin Americans.
While in Medellin, Colombia he spoke to a small crowd. The Holy Spirit's presence was strong. Although the appeal had not been emotional, many people came forward to pray. But Tam found he could not sit down. "For I came once again into a milestone encounter with God."
God asked him, "What is the most important thing in all the world to you?" Tam looked down at the altar.
"To see people seek Your face, Lord, as a result of the Holy Spirit's blessing upon my testimony," he replied.
"Stanley," God said, "if a soul is the greatest value in all the world, then what investment can you make that will pay you the greatest dividends a hundred years from now?" Tam was already giving 60% of his income and much of his time. What was God asking him to do? He realized God was asking him to become his employee. "An employee, Lord? Isn't that what I am now?" he asked.
"We're partners now, Stanley. I want you to turn your entire business am to me." Stanley was stunned. "I can't go back to Ohio and turn my business over to you," he told the Lord. "Isn't sixty percent enough? Many Christians don't so much as give you ten percent."
The Lord reminded him of a verse from the book of Matthew in the Bible. "The Kingdom of Heaven is like unto a merchant seeking goodly pearls, who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it." That decided Tam. On this day, January 15, 1955, he told God that he would turn the entire business over to him. Stanley Tam would no longer even be a stockholder in the company.
As Tam noted, when a man seeks to involve God in the center of his life, he can expect divine encounters. Often they will run counter to our personal interests.
- Tam, Stanley. God Owns My Business. Camp Hill: Horizon House, 1989.
- Various internet articles.
Also note the strange appearance of green comets (Lovejoy). It should be interesting to note that copper, boron and thallium all burn green in flame tests. Perhaps something else is sending these latest comets into the solar system. Perhaps the suns dark twin is getting closer...
This clip contains footage of a large orb (UFO) that hovered in the sky for hours just after sunrise. As we filmed chemplanes started to spray right on top of the orb covering it from view. There is also an image of comet Lovejoy at the end of this clip and a few words on the suspicious nature of recent comets and their new green color. Also, if you would like to follow my articles on the Examiner.com click the link below and subscribe to the author.
When Jeanne D'Albret, Queen of Navarre (on the Spanish-French border), made up her mind, there was no arguing with her. She intended for the ordinances that she published in Béarn on this date, January 15, 1572, to be obeyed.
If her citizens doubted her resolve, they need only remember the day, thirty-two years before, when she was carried kicking to the wedding altar, a twelve-year-old girl with a mind of her own. Thrashings hadn't stopped her from writing that she would not be bound by the ceremony. Once "married," she refused to crawl between the sheets with her "husband." Instead she ran away, insisted the Pope absolve the forced union, and married Antoine. No, she wasn't one to fool with.
Béarn (now the Pyrénées-Atlantiques), was a French province on the Spanish border. It suffered greatly in the conflict between the Roman Catholic church and the Protestant Huguenots. Jeanne championed the Protestants. As a result, Pope Pius IV accused Jeanne of heresy, ordered her to appear in Rome for examination and warned that if she did not, her lands would be forfeited to the first Catholic prince who could conquer them. Although the French government persecuted Protestants, it protested that the Pope had no authority to put French territory up for grabs. The Pope refused to change the wording of his citation.
Jeanne didn't buckle although she knew that she was in for more than a thrashing. She had to flee from her palace and lost all her lands. When Antoine, who had favored the Huguenots, rejoined the Catholic church, husband and wife were separated politically, physically, and spiritually. Antoine and his allies found ways to keep Jeanne's son (who became Henry IV of France) away from her. Paris appointed Blaise de Montluc to terrorize the Protestants of Béarn. Jeanne even had to pawn her jewels to Elizabeth I of England for gold.
With the gold, she hired Gabriel de Logres, Count of Montgomery, to command her armies. Escorted by only 200 cavalry, Logres dodged swarms of Catholic troops, made a bold dash to Béarn, and brilliantly defeated the armies thrown against him.
By September, 1571, Jeanne was back on her throne. Two months later she proposed her Code of Ecclesiastical Ordinances to the Béarn legislature. "[It] is my resolve," she wrote to her friend the Viscount de Gourdon, "that the Reformed religion shall remain dominant throughout my sovereignties, all superstitious and idolatrous practices being from henceforth suppressed. It is my will that all my subjects...shall attend public worship, under certain penalties; and that all persons who absent themselves from holy communion more than once, without good and reasonable excuse, shall suffer banishment."
She put teeth in the law. An absence from public worship would cost a poor man five sous (about 50¢), a rich man ten. A second offense was fined five livres (about $200). A third offense carried the penalty of imprisonment. Two absences from communion (an indication that the person preferred the Catholic Mass to the Protestant Lord's Supper) brought two years of banishment.
It is a shame that all of Europe's rulers, still thinking in Medieval terms, had similar laws--usually far harsher. Jeanne justified herself because her Catholic subjects had plotted to throw her off the throne and had tortured and murdered Protestants who were loyal to her (her armies did the same to Catholics when they recaptured the area).
The year that Jeanne's code was published, she died. She was just 44. Several ministers examined her faith as she lay dying and found her emphatic that her hope for eternity lay in Christ alone. No one tried to argue her out of that assurance. Unable to speak at the end, she smiled when a minister read from Psalm 31, "In thee, O Lord, do I put my trust." Hundreds of years later she was remembered by many as a good queen who founded colleges, hospitals, and schools, brought prosperity to Béarn, stamped out alcoholism, gambling, and usury, and inspired troops with bold words.
- Anderson, James. Ladies of the Reformation; memoirs of distinguished female characters. London: Blackie and son, 1857.
- Deen, Edith. Great Women of the Christian Faith. New York: Harper and Bros, 1959.
- Durant, Will and Ariel. The Reformation. The Story of Civilization.
- "Franc," "Livre," and "Sou." Encyclopedia Americana. Chicago: Encyclopedia Americana, corp., 1956.
Jan 15, 2015
By Susan Duclos - All News PipeLine
Keeping in mind recent astonishing statements made by Pope Francis indicating he would be willing tobaptise aliens should he ever be asked to, as well as somevery weird statements made by the Pope's astonomer regarding aliens, Monday's Sheila Zilinksy show where she is joined by researchers and authors Steve Quayle and Tom Horn, titled "Satan as Saviour- Vatican's Astonishing Plan to Unveil the Devil As Humanity's Deliverer," is a must-see as we hear about the events "now in play" across the globe.
As Quayle sets the stage pointing to the tail horse of the 4th horseman of the Apocalypse, connecting it to Agenda 21, the Lucifer Telescope on Mt. Graham, and how "disclosure" is being prepared for, but to be unveiled not by the scientific community, but instead by the highest of religious leaders, the Pope, he hands it over to Tom Horn who connects all the dots fromMalachi Martin's Jesuit predictions of what would happen if a Jesuit became the religious leader, to biblical prophecies (Daniel - 11) dissected in the Hebrew God of the Fortresses, which speak of the Lord of the atmosphere, an "alien god."
Malachi Martin's predictions are chilling in light of what we are seeing today, specifically and as he stated, the Jesuit Pope would usher in a "New World Order" based on Socialism and would work in tandem, ultimately with the rise of the Antichrist for the implementation for the objectives of the Antichrist. Horn also points out that if those predictions are correct, then it is likely he was also correct when he spoke of what is truly happening on the top of Mt. Graham in Arizona.
Malachi once told Art Bell that the reason the Vatican forced it's way to the top of Mt. Graham was because at the highest levels of the Vatican governance and geopolitics they know "what is approaching the Earth."
Is it any wonder that the "Lucifer Telescope" shares space with the Vatican (VATT) telescope on Mt. Graham?
As Quayle rejoins the conversation he highlights the years of research into documenting the mysterious disappearances, the Dopa Stones, elite individuals that have already come into contact with these "beings," and informs listeners that the "decption is going to be so great" that instead of the much talked about stairway to heaven, we will find ourselves on the "spiral staircase to hell." To quote Quayle "we think we have seen great deception, we have only seen the beginning of it."
Via Sheila's email:
Dr. Tom Horn and Steve Quayle join Sheila Zilinsky in a riveting show that will stun listeners. Find out the prophetic end time plan unfolding before your very eyes and the role the Catholic Church is playing in the emergence of the false prophet & Antichrist. You won't believe what the Pope will say...
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When the New World Order finally comes into full public view, it will look attractive and inviting…
…not ugly and scary…
Yesterday, a reader wrote me the following…
“I am optimistic that things aren’t as bad as they seem, because enough people are able to find their way out of the infantile drama you have portrayed, and the illuminati are simply tripping up as they flounder and we show their flailings about. We actually have a choice down the middle, and that is to clean up the corruption in the international financial system and take back our world. We will not have a one world currency. We will abolish legal tender laws, and use the world’s gold on deposit in the trust called the Global Debt Facility to replace paper currencies in each country with national currencies in aurum, putting the central banks into bankruptcy in the process.
Most of the shills you have portrayed in your blog have been trying to keep this from happening, but thanks to a very accurate power transition model from the Department of Defense, we know there is a 95% chance that the people in each country will be able to clean up their corrupt politicians who will be powerless to prevent the clean-up.”
I don’t know if the reader realized it or not, but what she wrote is actually a description of the New World Order. So upon reading it, I realized the need to explain what the NWO will look like when it’s unveiled, and to emphasize a critical point:
The globalists are in the process of running a problem / reaction / SOLUTION scam on us, not a problem / reaction / PROBLEM scam.
This means that when we reach the end result of this transition process, the NWO will look like the SOLUTION to all our problems, not another PROBLEM (such as a dark, scary fascist regime) we need to overcome. It will appear as though the corrupt have been defeated, World War 3 has been stopped, all regional conflicts have been resolved, biowarfare against the population has been halted, poverty has been alleviated, debt money has been abolished, secrets have been revealed, and so on and so forth. And the masses, after having been force-fed negativity and conditioned to expect a scary NWO for so long, are expected to be so overcome with joy that they’ll willingly embrace the New Order.
That’s how a problem / reaction / solution scam works when you’re using it to create a New Order for the entire planet: you intentionally create an overwhelming number of terrible problems, you make sure the public is fully aware of all those problems (by carpet-bombing their consciousness with mainstream and alternative media coverage of all the ills in the world), then you present them with the solution to all their problems (the NWO). In that final phase, you don’t present them with something ugly and scary; you give them something attractive and inviting. And once they have accepted it and come to depend on it, you start tightening the screws again.
In light of this, let’s have another look at the aforementioned reader’s expectations, one-by-one…
> We’ll “clean up the corruption in the international financial system.” This statement presupposes that the international financial system started out as something good and became corrupted, and such a view has no basis in reality. The international financial system was purpose-built as a slavery system by the International Central Banking Cabal. It cannot be “cleaned up” or “reformed” into something good any more than a meat grinder can be reformed into a cow uterus.
The international financial system IS corruption; it is corruption incarnate. We must simply walk away from it and build our own system of trade, starting at the local level with our own neighbors, then networking peer-to-peer until there is a true (decentralized) global community. If we don’t build our own financial system, we will use theirs by default, and then we’ll be stuck in yet another of their growth and harvest slavery cycles.
> “We will not have a one world currency.” Of course we won’t. The NWO plan does not call for a one world currency — at least not at first. It calls for national currencies which will be backed by a supranational reserve currency currently known as the SDR. Over time, the SDR will be expanded into more and more areas that are currently the domain of the national currencies. This process is expounded upon by future IMF Director and current Governor of the People’s Bank of China Zhou Xiaochuan in his speech titled “Reform the International Monetary System“…
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The sixteenth century in Europe was a century of church reform. Using the newly-invented printing press, many called the church to clean up its act. Martin Luther set reform blazing in Germany with pamphlets and a German Bible. William Tyndale issued the Bible and many booklets in English and died for it. John Calvin published a powerful theological work that won millions of followers. The very air seemed charged with new learning. Spain, too, had its champion of reformation--a freshman at the University of Alcalá.
Juan Valdés was just eighteen years old on this day January 14, 1529 when he published his Dialogue on Christian Doctrine . The work was not quite as he had planned. One of his professors cautioned him to make some changes so that he would not rouse the wrath of the Inquisition. Valdés agreed. Even so, the book was strongly Protestant in tone.
What is more, the Dialogue was arranged on a new plan. It was the first popular Protestant catechism. Luther did not issue his long and short catechisms until later the same year.
The Dialogue caught on in Spain. The inquisitor of Navarre, Sancho Carranza de Miranda, was so impressed with the book, he bought several copies and distributed them among his friends. But in 1531, the book fell under suspicion of heresy. It was placed on the Catholic Index of Prohibited Books. Every copy was ordered confiscated and the inquisition gathered them up. Valdés ran for his life. Soon the Dialogue could not be found in Spain, or anywhere else, for that matter, except a single copy, which fortunately reached Portugal before the recall. If that had not survived, we would not know what the Dialogue said.
Valdés lamented the deep doctrinal ignorance of the priests and the Dialogue set out to remedy that. It is written as a conversation. According to its story line, a friend invites a simple, ignorant priest to visit the well-known historical archbishop, Don Fray Pedro de Alba. Fray Pedro will answer the priest's questions and explain doctrine to him, he is told. The simple priest, his friend, and Fray Pedro talk to each other. Their many questions and repetitions make the book seem rather stilted.
Valdés has Fray Pedro hold faith high--like the reformers. "The faith and trust that we put in Jesus Christ throws out all trust in our own wisdom, justice, and virtue, because it shows us that if Jesus Christ would not have died for us, neither ourselves nor any other creature could give us true happiness." Fray Pedro does not care for devotions to Mary or the saints. Our prayers should be modeled on the Lord's prayer, he says. "In this prayer our Lord Jesus Christ teaches us how we ought to pray. And by its own example the prayer teaches us that it should be brief in words, but abundant in content..." Although the Roman Catholic church teaches that there are seven sacraments, Fray Pedro mentions only the same two that Protestants accept: baptism and the Lord's supper.
Little wonder that the Dialogue's printer was examined for heresy. Authorities began an action against Valdés and his brother, Alfonso, secretary to Emperor Charles V. Meanwhile, Valdés settled in Naples, Italy, where he wrote more books. Agreeing with the reformers, he said that we are obliged only to keep the commandments of God, not those of the church, such as to confess once a year or attend mass every week. He emphasized faith: "And I think that a man may know when he has inward confidence in God by what he discovers of his outward reliance upon God." But Valdés also criticized the reformers for breaking from the Catholic Church. He died in 1541, still a Catholic.
His books attracted many followers. A Spanish reformation movement appeared, but the inquisition soon stamped it out. Many other catechisms were written after the Dialogue, and a few of them imitated it.
- "Juan de Valdés," in Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation. Editor in chief Hans J. Hillerbrand. New York : Oxford University Press, 1996.
- Nieto, Jose C. Juan de Valdes and the Origins of the Spanish and Italian Reformation. Geneva: Librarie Droz, 1970.
- Williams, George Huntston, editor. Spiritual and Anabaptist Writers Volume XXV. London: SCM Press, 1957.
What are Nanoparticles and Nanotechnology?Nanoparticles (NPs), sometimes referred to as ultrafine particles (UFP), are particles that range between 1 and 100 nanometers in size.
According to the nanoscopic scale one nanometer equals about a billionth of a meter. Now that is small! They also range in shapes, sizes and materials, and can express different properties under different circumstances, making them key to the development of new technologies.
Nanotechnology aka “nanotech” refers to the manipulation of these particles on the molecular level. These structures have such diverse applications and have taken on the interest of various fields including, but not limited to: science, medicine, and government. The applications run the gamet from self-cleaning products to quantum computing and medicine to solar energy. As nanotech continues its reign, it’s always important to take time and examine the potential environmental and health impacts of these emerging technologies. Studies have shown that nanoparticles may have adverse effects on the environment and now suggest that they can be detrimental to our health.
Read this article at - http://thefutureofthings.com/8764-nanoparticle-research-shows-negative-health-effects-associated-with-nanotechnology/
Turkey is an Islamic country today. It wasn't always so. The region occupied by Turkey used to be called Asia Minor and the church flourished there. An extraordinary preacher named Gregory the Wonder Worker led many people to Christ before his death in 270. Two of those converts were a woman named Macrina and her husband.
From time to time, the Roman empire persecuted Christians savagely. During one of these persecutions, Macrina and her husband fled into a nearby forest to escape from imperial soldiers. For seven years they went cold and hungry, eating wild plants that they found among the trees.
Finally, when the terror died down, they came home again. But their peace did not last long. The Empire confiscated their house and belongings and they were left with nothing at all. Despite these trials, the man and wife clung fast to the faith that Gregory had taught them. After the persecution ended, Christians honored the two as confessors of the faith. Macrina was later named a saint by the church and her feast is on this day, January 14. By her example and teaching she passed her faith on to her descendants.
Not many people can lay claim to as many prominent saints as Macrina and her husband. The godly couple had a son named Basil. He was father to ten children, three of whom became the most exceptional Christians of that era. These were Macrina the younger, Basil the Great and Gregory of Nyssa. Grandma Macrina imparted her faith to all three of them.
Macrina the younger became a great student of the Bible. She founded a female monastery. When she saw that her brother Basil had become proud of his ability as a lawyer and was drifting from the faith, she rebuked him. Basil didn't listen to her until one of his brothers died unexpectedly.
Basil then dedicated his life to Christ and became a powerful preacher. He founded a monastic order and encouraged the monks to enjoy art and beauty as well as feeding the poor and tending the sick. Basil and his brother Gregory of Nyssa were prolific writers. We owe much of our knowledge of the early eastern church to their books. Both wrote about their grandma. Basil praised her for teaching him to love the Christian faith from the time he was small.
If Macrina and her husband had not been faithful, what blessings the world would have lost! No wonder the eastern church honors Macrina's memory every year on this day.
- Butler, Alban. Lives of the Saints. Westminster, Maryland: Christian Classics, 1981, 1956.
- "Incredible Fourth Century Family." Worcester, PA: Christian History Institute. Glimpses # 123.
- Kirsch, J. P. "St. Macrina the Elder." The Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton, 1914.
- Various volumes on saints, calendars of saints, encyclopedia and internet articles.
Jan 14, 2015
Nimrod developed systems to replace man’s walk with God in every aspect of life with absolute dependence upon those systems of control (system vs. relationship). I believe there are three basic facets of Babylon or, as many prophecy teachers have designated, the In the last days, God will judge these three interlocking Babylons (or Babylonian systems). They are 1) Financial Babylon; 2) Political Babylon; and 3) Religious Babylon
Oligarchy (from Greek ὀλιγαρχία (oligarkhía); from ὀλίγος (olígos), meaning “few”, and ἄρχω (arkho), meaning “to rule or to command”) is a form of power structure in which power effectively rests with a small number of people. These people could be distinguished by royalty, wealth, family ties, education, corporate, or military control. Such states are often controlled by a few prominent families who typically pass their influence from one generation to the next, but inheritance is not a necessary condition for the application of this term.[ii]
- Why are there no real differences in our political choices when it comes time to vote? Not only is there little difference anymore in the philosophical beliefs of the candidates, but the same agendas continue to move forward regardless of which party is in control. The only variation is the speed in which they are accomplished.
- Why has education been on a downward spiral over the past hundred or so years in the US? Secularization has transformed education from training students how to obtain knowledge and use critical thinking to indoctrinating them to serve in the New Babylon, as dumbed-down bricks in Nimrod’s wall. This was achieved through control of secondary schools by federal mandates and funding. Control of postsecondary schools was accomplished through secular accreditation and the Title IV Guaranteed Student Loan Program.[iii]
- Why is there always some type of shortage of resources worldwide? The resources of our planet (to include the food supply) should easily accommodate nearly fourteen billion people. (Scarcity inflates prices, causes civil unrest, and can control which nations thrive and which ones decline.)
- Why do many good ministries and ministers often struggle, while other ministries with questionable doctrines and practices explode on the scene and become the new standard? Financial Babylon initially funds them, while Religious Babylon trains them to sway the masses through media and Christianized mysticism (more on this later in our study).
Now it was Nimrod who excited them to such an affront and contempt of God. He was the grandson of Ham, the son of Noah, a bold man, and of great strength of hand. He persuaded them not to ascribe it to God, as if it was through his means they were happy, but to believe that it was their own courage which procured that happiness. He also gradually changed the government into tyranny, seeing no other way of turning men from the fear of God, but to bring them into a constant dependence on his power.[iv]
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