Sep 20, 2014

Sudanese Christian Meriam Ibrahim Speaks of Her Prison Ordeal for the First Time

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"I relied only on my faith, and I knew that God would stand by me at any time and in any situation." -Meriam Ibrahim
CBN News: Meriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese woman who faced a death sentence for refusing to convert to Islam, said she relied on her Christian faith throughout her ordeal. (Photo via Fox News)
In an interview on Fox News Channel's "The Kelly File," Ibrahim said she refused to recant her faith even if it meant death. [Watch that video here]

"Faith means life. If you don't have any faith, you are not alive," Ibrahim said. "It's my right to follow the religion of my choice. I am not the only one suffering from this problem. There are many Meriams in Sudan and throughout the world."

After Sudan's Islamic regime sentenced the pregnant Ibrahim to death for apostasy, she was forced give birth to a baby girl while shackled in prison.

"I was supposed to give birth at a hospital outside of prison, but they denied that request as well," she said. "When it was time to give birth, they refused to remove the chains from my ankles. So I had to give birth with chains on my ankles."
Ibrahim was eventually freed after an international outcry, but then Sudan blocked her from leaving the country even after its highest court overturned her death sentence in June.
She and her family then took refuge at the U.S. Embassy in Khartoum.

They were finally able to escape to Manchester, New Hampshire, on Aug. 1.

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What the CDC Won’t Tell You About SV40, Polio Vaccines and Cancer


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Crowdfunding Campaign for Third Temple Close to Goal

More than $70,000 raised to draw up blueprints for the Third Temple, as campaign to restore Judaism's holiest site goes viral.
By Tova Dvorin
Money (illustration)
Money (illustration)

A crowdfunding initiative to rebuild the Third Temple in Jerusalem has gained steam, the Temple Institute stated Wednesday, and is close to reaching its $100,000 goal.

The indiegogo campaign has reached close to $71,000 in fifty days, according to the Institute, and is expected to surpass the target before the Jewish New Year (Rosh Hashanah) next week.

Over 700 pledges have come in from more than 25 countries worldwide, it said; the campaign page itself has received 10,000 shares on Facebook, while the promotional pitch video, which depicts a digital rendition of the Holy Temple on the modern day Temple Mount has been viewed by over 150,000 people.

The funds raised from the Indiegogo campaign will be used to continue the research of the Institute and to commission additional architectural plans. 

The architects, the Institute says, will combine Jewish law with modern technology to prepare for a fully modern third Temple, Kosher to the letter of the law but including modifications like underground parking, heating and computerized washing stations that minimize water waste.
This is the third annual campaign the Temple Institute has launched for its project to draw up architectural plans, which began three years ago with the Chamber of Hewn Stone. An online 3D video rendition of the Chamber can be viewed below.


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Hildegard: Sybil of the Rhine

Hildegard: Sybil of the Rhine
Contemporaries called her "Sybil of the Rhine." By any measure she was an extraordinary woman, one of the few who transcended the limitations on her sex during the Middle Ages to alter the events of her own time and imprint her personality on the future.

At five years of age, Hildegard of Bingen began to see visions; at eight, she joined her aunt Jutta, a recluse (one who led a solitary life for religious purposes). When fourteen she became a nun. Much of her life she was abbess of a Benedictine convent.

Somewhere along the way she acquired an education. But not until she was 42 did she begin to write the books which made her famous. Her output was prodigious and varied. She compiled an encyclopedia of natural science and clinical medicine. Her medical works included exorcisms along with much medieval lore. She wrote the first known morality play and a song cycle from which this quote is taken:
It is very hard to resist what tastes of the apple.
Set us upright Savior, Christ.... O most beautiful form!
O most sweet savor of desirable delight!
We ever sigh after you in fearful exile,
when will we see you and dwell with you?
Hildegard's hundreds of letters of advice and rebuke went out to kings and commoners alike. She wrote biographies of two saints. This output, coming from the pen of a woman, was extraordinary in an age when women seldom learned to read. She was considered a prophetess. St. Bernard of Clairvaux and popes endorsed her visions. All listened to her.

Her book of visions, Scivias, took her ten years to complete. She incorporated 26 drawings of things she had seen in her strange waking visions. Modern medicine suggests that these shimmering lines of light were actually the auras associated with migraines. Her own account suggests more. "...when I was forty-two years and seven months old, heaven was opened and a fiery light of exceeding brilliance came and permeated my whole brain, and inflamed my whole heart and my whole breast, not like a burning but a warming flame, as the sun warms anything its rays touch." Immediately she understood the meaning of the scriptures.

At the age of 60, Hildegard began to make preaching tours. The theme of her sermons was that the church was corrupt and needed cleansing. She scathed easygoing, fat clergymen and those who were "lukewarm and sluggish" in serving God's justice, or negligent in expounding the depths of scripture.
Hildegard died at age 82 on this day, September 17, 1179. Although largely forgotten for many generations, awareness of her life surged in the mid 1990s with television programs, books and music releases devoted to her. And not without cause, for she was one of the most talented and original women of any era.

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  2. Deen, Edith. Great Women of the Christian Faith. New York: Harper, 1956.
  3. Durant, Will. The Age of Faith. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1950.
  4. Flanagan, Sabina. Hildegarde of Bingen; a Visionary Life. London ; New York: Routledge, c1990.
  5. Fuller, Thomas. "The Life of Hildegardis." The Holy State and the Profane State Volume II. New York: Columbia University Press, 1938; p. 44ff.
  6. Hildegard of Bingen. The Letters of Hildegard of Bingen. Translated by Joseph L. Baird and Radd K. Ehrman. New York: Oxford University Press, 1994.
  7. "Life and Works of Hildegard von Bingen (1098 - 1179)." (
  8. Mershman, Francis. "St. Hildegard." The Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton, 1914.
  9. Various encyclopedia and internet articles and discographies.
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CDC owns patent on Ebola virus; agency to collect royalties on all future Ebola vaccines

As the Ebola pestilence grows exponentially, news comes that the CDC and a few well placed billionaires are well placed to profit from it's growth.  And what should we think about that?

by: Ethan A. Huff

(NaturalNews) As the Ebola crisis rages on, details about who the stakeholders are in this global disease operation have emerged -- and yes, the U.S. government is one of them. Dave Hodges from The Common Sense Show reports that none other than the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Department of Defense (DoD) and Monsanto all stand to gain from this manufactured Ebola crisis and the vaccines that were already being developed for it nearly 10 years ago.

In the second part of a three-part series on Ebola, Hodges warns that mandatory vaccinations are definitely on the agenda, with the CDC expected to generate large returns on investment for each one administered. The agency apparently owns the patent not only on the original Ebola strain, as it was supposedly "discovered" back in the 1970s, but also on all future Ebola strains that might emerge in the future.

Vaccine company has $140 million contract with Department of Defense to develop Ebola jab

This patent, which Hodges recently posted on his website, reveals that the CDC claims ownership over Ebola, meaning it can also claim royalties on the distribution and sale of Ebola vaccines. The DoD is also in on the scam, having contracted with Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corporation, a leading RNA interference therapeutics developer, to develop a vaccine for Ebola.

But this is hardly a recent development -- the government has been working with multinational corporations like Tekmira to develop vaccines for Ebola since prior to 2006, long before the current outbreak. Bill Gates has also invested heavily in the development of such vaccines, footing $50 million in "aid" to the United Nations to "fight Ebola."

This fight, of course, is more of a commercial endeavor rather than a humanitarian one, as evidenced by the various partnerships involved. Gates, Monsanto and others quietly invest "seed" money to initiate product development; the government and media play along by hyping whatever crisis is needed to generate demand for the product; and at just the right time, the vaccine is launched and millions are subjected to it.

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Baptist Union in Russia

For my brothers and sisters in Russia - we remember you!
Baptist Union in Russia
"Baptists are particularly dangerous," noted a Russian newspaper in 1972. "Every Russian Baptist tries to win adherents to his faith." Indeed there was some truth to this, for Johann Gerhardt Oncken, one of the first German Baptists, taught that "every Baptist is a missionary" and it was through the testimony of German artisans sent by Oncken to Russia that the Baptist faith took hold in that nation. However, the real growth of Baptists in Russia came after World War I. Russian prisoners were taught by German missionaries and returned home to convert others. By 1950 there were an estimated 2,000,000 Russian Baptists. The largest proportion were in the Ukraine. The communists forced all evangelicals into a single union, the AUCECB.

Nikita Krushchev launched a major crackdown, accompanied by heavy propaganda, against all churches, especially the Baptists. This lasted from 1959-1964. The Communists urged that baptism be discouraged, that young people no longer be taught religion, and that ministers no longer try to win new converts but merely maintain the congregations they already had. When Metropolitan Nikolai of the Orthodox Church died, the leadership of the Evangelical-Baptist union began to give ground to the government. Nikolai had strengthened them by resisting Soviet demands; his death looked like murder.

Many Baptists were unwilling to capitulate. The held to their convictions that faith cannot be compromised and the gospel must be preached to others. In 1961 Baptists leaders formed a committee which challenged the union leadership. They called for sanctification of the church and urged local churches to discipline leaders who cooperated with the state. These Reform Baptists were largely descendants of the original Oncken Baptists. Their brave leader, A. F. Prokofiev, soon found himself in prison with 100 other evangelical leaders. Georgi Vins, who had worked beside him, stepped into the breach. A number of women formed a Council of Prisoner's Relatives to make the world aware of the plight of their godly men.

On this date, September 18, 1965, the Baptists broke from their forced union with other evangelicals, forming their own organization, the CCECB--the Council of Churches of Evangelical Believers, Baptists. Georgi Vins was secretary.

Vins had no illusions about what it would cost him to take this stand. His father had been imprisoned and beaten before him. Vins was forced underground in 1970. Captured in 1974, he faced the same treatment as his father. Eventually a letter campaign won his release to the United States.
By their tough stand, Baptists forced concessions from the Soviet government. Much of the Krushchev legislation was rescinded. Restrictions were lifted from the AUCECB but left on the CCECB as the government tried to force the Baptist churches back into the all-faiths union.

  1. 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.
  2. McBeth, Leon. The Baptist Heritage. Nashville: Broadman Press, 1987
  3. Brandenburg, Hans. The Meek and the Mighty; the emergence of the Evangelical movement in Russia. New York: Oxford University Press, 1977.
  4. Ramet, Sabrina Petra, editor. Religious Policy in the Soviet Union. Cambridge [England]; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1993.
  5. "Baptists." Encyclopedia Americana. Chicago: American Corp., 1956.
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If We Create Life, Who Will Control It?

Many are still quite naïve as to the advances of transhumanism, genetic engineering, the creation of human-designed dna and other issue of the advanced sciences.  These sciences take power which formerly belonged to God and put it in the hands of men.  (By the way, NOT a good idea.)  This is fulfilling Satan's offer in the Garden of Eden that Adam and Eve might be "as gods" (Genesis 3:5).  Welcome to angeltech and all it's nightmarish problems.


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Genetically modified soybeans from a farm in southern Brazil.                                                                                
Genetically modified soybeans from a farm in southern Brazil.
Genetically modified soybeans from a farm in southern Brazil.
Perhaps I shouldn't have used a conditional in the title. After all, we are already creating life.
Recently, Craig Venter, from the J. Craig Venter Institute, announced the creation of a living, self-reproducing bacterial cell with a DNA sequence produced in the laboratory. According to Laurie Garrett's article in Foreign Affairs late last year, the creature "moved, ate, breathed, and replicated itself."

Garrett quotes from an interview with Venter from 2009: "There's not a single aspect of human life that doesn't have the potential to be totally transformed by these technologies in the future."
"These technologies" refer to the world of synthetic biology, the ability to construct — at least in principle — living creatures from the assembly of different parts, as in a sort of living Lego world.
The prospect is as exciting as it is terrifying.

As evolutionary biologist and geneticist Richard Lewontin asked in his excellent review for The New York Review of Books: "In cases where there is a conflict between the immediate and the long-range consequences or between the public and private good, how can that conflict be resolved?"
The difference between the gothic speculations of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and today's reality is twofold: First, we are beginning to build these creatures — fiction is now real; second, money plays a huge role in it. There is great financial gain in genetic engineering, an industry that Stanford bioengineering professor Drew Endy estimates equals 2 percent of the U.S. economy now, and is growing at a rate of 12 percent a year.

The problem, as Lewontin reminds us, is that we often can't rely on those who pursue invention for profit or for military interests to have the best interests of the public in mind. So, as we create new life forms for all different purposes, who will control them? The stock owners of the biotech companies? The government? How will we reach a consensus in such a divisive topic?

An attempt was made by the Friends of the Earth U.S., the International Center for Technology Assessment and the ETC Group, in the manifesto The Principles for the Oversight of Synthetic Biology. It was endorsed by 117 organizations on six continents, and is introduced by the famous environmental activist Vandana Shiva: "Synthetic biology, the next wave of genetic engineering, allows seed, pesticide and oil companies to redesign life so that they can make more money from it."
The stakes are so high that the discussion must be brought into the open. There are great possibilities and great danger, money to be made, cures to be found, and horrible weapons and potential environmental chaos, too. It is the world of the future, and we must have some control over where it's going. But how?

The Principles suggests, very reasonably, that there should be "corporate accountability and manufacturer liability." It also demands, in Principle I, "a moratorium on the release and commercial use of synthetic organisms, cells, or genomes until government bodies, with the full participation of the public, have developed a research agenda guided by the public interest." Lewontin critiques this statement on many grounds, and I must agree with him. Not, of course, the idea that there should be democratic participation and transparency, but the actual details of how such a moratorium would be implemented.

All sorts of questions come into the open, questions that we must start to think seriously about sooner rather than later; is it not too late already for this moratorium? Synthetic organisms, GMOs, are already out in the open, and a growing number of people are eating them. (It is telling that so much conflict goes into the simple measure of labeling such products, so that people actually know what they are consuming.)

Also, how can we guarantee the "full participation of the public"? How can we guarantee that people know enough about the various issues so that they reach a well-informed opinion? Some of these issues are extremely technical, and even the experts disagree, as is the case with most cutting-edge research. How can we guarantee that the government legislators are free of bias as they reach a decision as to how to rule on the matter?

Governments are clearly going to be in internal conflict, as they need to both protect their citizens and defend them from foreign powers or enemies that may use synthetic bioweapons. If such technologies are going to be used in wars, how can we be sure to isolate them? Unless you want to plant your own organic garden and live inside some sort of insulated bubble, synthetic biology is going to knock at your door. The question, then, is whether you know enough about it to let it in — or not.

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Theodore of Tarsus Acceptable to All

Theodore of Tarsus Acceptable to All
Theodore of Tarsus was not anyone's first choice for the post of Archbishop of Canterbury. As it proved, however, he was a good alternate.

When Deusdedit, the fifth Archbishop of Canterbury, died, Wighard, a priest recommended by King Oswald of Northumbria, proceeded to Rome to be consecrated for the vacant position. He died of plague before he could receive consecration. The pope decided to appoint his own man. In a monastery near Naples, there was an African-born abbot named Adrian who understood church discipline, classical languages and was well-read in the Bible.

Pope Vitalian ordered Adrian to become the Archbishop of Britain. But Adrian replied that he was unworthy of such an honor. He proposed a monk named Andrew instead. It turned out that Andrew had all of the qualifications except one: health. He was too ill to go. The pope told Adrian to begin packing. Again Adrian resisted; he pleaded for time to find someone else.

This time Adrian turned up a healthy, well-trained, sixty-six year old monk named Theodore. Pope Vitalian agreed that Theodore might have the job. However, Adrian must accompany Theodore to England.

The pope had several reasons for imposing this condition. First, Adrian had already traveled through France twice. His knowledge would be of help to Theodore. Second, Adrian would be able to take with some of his abbey's monks as assistants. Third, Adrian could keep an eye on Theodore to make sure he did not introduce errors among the English.

Avoiding errors was especially important. England had long been divided between Christians of the Celtic tradition and those who accepted Roman forms. Only recently, at the synod of Whitby, had the whole island adopted the Roman tradition. Resentment still ran high. Theodore could have complicated matters by introducing yet a third tradition, for he was from Tarsus in the Roman Empire's Eastern province, Celicia. In fact, Theodore had to wait four months for his hair to grow out so he could get the proper Roman haircut!

Two months after Theodore's ordination, Adrian and he set out. They were detained at Arles, waiting for authorization to travel through France. Afterward Theodore stayed with the bishop of Paris while Adrian visited several other bishops. A hard winter overtook Adrian and he had to prolong his stay among the French. Theodore then crossed the channel, but Adrian remained behind because he was sick. As a further complication, Ebrin, the King's mayor of the palace, detained Adrian on suspicion of conspiracy.

After Adrian finally joined Theodore in England, the two made a circuit of the entire nation. Theodore was well received everywhere he went; he ordained bishops and corrected abuses. Under his administration, local councils were held. Saxon historian Bede said Theodore was the "first archbishop whom all the English church obeyed." Together Theodore and Adrian taught Roman forms and the proper dating of Easter; and Adrian schooled the English in mathematics, astronomy, Latin and the Bible.

Bede considered those the happiest days of England. Theodore of Tarsus was archbishop for twenty-one years and left a united church. He is commemorated in the Anglican church on this day, September 19, each year. After Theodore died, Adrian finally accepted the archbishop post that was supposed to have been his from the start.

  1. Bede. A History of the English Church and People [Ecclesiastical History of England]. Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England: Penguin, 1968.
  2. Hook, Walter Farquhar, 1798-1875. Lives of the Archbishops of Canterbury. London, R. Bentley, 1865-1884.
  3. Hunter-Blair, D.O. "Theodore, Archbishop of Canterbury." The Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton, 1914.
  4. McKilliam, Annie E. A Chronicle of the Archbishops of Canterbury. London: J. Clarke, 1913.
  5. "Theodore of Tarsus." Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford, 1950.
  6. "Theodore of Tarsus, St." Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church, edited by F. L. Cross, F. L. and E. A. Livingstone. Oxford, 1997.
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Sep 18, 2014

Experiencing the Presence of God's Spirit - Francis Chan

Are you staying in the "Shallow End" in the relationship with God? Francis shares the joy of jumping in the deep end and how to live out our faith in God. God promises so many things in scripture and when I jump off the high dive with faith in God, then I have an amazing experience and spiritual growth. Uploaded with permission!

1973 Prophecy - The Vision by David Wilkerson

This is a fascinating book if you are able to get your hands on one, but what's amazing is that many things he  foretold are coming into being in these days, and the vision is not a good one.  The church needs to get ready....


1973 Prophecy - The Vision by David Wilkerson

Once Illegal, Christianity Now Spreading in Albania

"One former atheist, now a first-generation Christian, told us, ‘No matter how many times I said no to the Lord, when I finally turned to Jesus, He said yes to me.'"
(Chambersburg, PA)—An unlikely mission field has emerged in the former atheist nation of Albania. For nearly 25 years, from 1967 to 1990, all religious observations
throughout the nation were prohibited, and all churches and mosques were closed. But today, The Tide© ( global radio ministry is expanding its programs into Albania to reach people with the message of salvation through Jesus Christ. (Photo via
"Having just returned from Albania, we were truly inspired by Christians in that nation to help them spread the life-changing news of Jesus Christ throughout their once-atheist country," said The Tide Director Don Shenk. "One former atheist, now a first-generation Christian, told us, ‘No matter how many times I said no to the Lord, when I finally turned to Jesus, He said yes to me.' This one story reflects God's saving grace and the way He has used The Tide over the past 68 years. Stories like this motivate us to press on to reach as many people as we can with the hope that is Jesus."

Celebrating its 68th year of ministry, The Tide shares the good news of Jesus Christ across two continents through producing radio programs in 19 heart languages—meaning programs produced on site, using indigenous speakers who tell people about Jesus in the language they were born to speak.
One of Europe's poorest nations, Albania has a population of just over 3 million, with more than 55 percent being Muslim, 10 percent Roman Catholic, approximately 7 percent Orthodox, 2.5 percent atheist, and more than 20 percent either another religion or unspecified. (Albania map via Charisma News)
Earlier this summer, Pope Francis announced that his first international trip in Europe would be to Albania, reflecting the openness of that nation to the message of Jesus. His one-day visit is scheduled for September 21.

"It's all too easy to look at a nation like Albania and feel that Christians are few in comparison to the overall population," Shenk said. "But instead, we should see an incredible mission field of souls, ripe for harvest, waiting only for someone to tell them about Jesus. As Romans 10 tells us, how can they believe without hearing, and how can they hear without someone telling them? We are encouraged by this open door God has provided to share the Gospel with the people of Albania."

According to the CIA World Factbook, nearly 99 percent of the people of Albania speak Albanian, and other languages include Greek, Macedonian, Roma, Vlach, Turkish, Italian and Serbo-Croatian.

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Why artificial intelligence is the future of religion


Some Atheists and Transhumanists are Asking: Should it be Illegal to Indoctrinate Kids With Religion?

We had to know this was coming, and soon to be sure.  Parents who raise their children up in a particular faith are considered to be "indoctrinating" their children (i.e. brainwashing), and therein not allowing their children to choose their faith on their own.  It won't be long now before the big guns are pointed directly at the church...

Religious child soldiers carrying AK-47s. Bullying anti-gay Jesus kids. Infant genital mutilation. Teenage suicide bombers. Child Hindu brides. No matter where you look, if adults are participating in dogmatic religions, then they are also pushing those same ideologies onto their kids.

Regardless what you think and believe, science shows human beings know very little. Our eyes register only 1 percent of the electromagnetic spectrum in the universe. Our ears detect less than 1 percent of its sound wave frequencies. Human senses--our brain's vehicles to understanding the world--leave much to be desired. In fact, our genome is only 1 percent different than that of a chimpanzee. Amazingly, despite the obvious fact no one really knows that much about what is going on with ourselves and the universe, we still insist on the accuracy of grand spiritual claims handed down to us from our barefoot forefathers. We celebrate holidays over these ancient religious tales; we choose life partners and friends over these fables; we go to war to defend these myths.

A child's mind is terribly susceptible to what it hears and sees from parents, family, and social surroundings. When the human being is born, its brain remains in a delicate developmental phase until far later in life.

"Kids are impressionable," said Dr. Eunice Pearson-Hefty, director of the Teaching Environmental Science program of Texas' Natural Resource Conservation Commission. "Anything you tell them when they're real small can have a lasting impression."

It's only later, when kids hit their teens that they begin to think for themselves and see the bigger picture. It's only then they begin to ask whether their parent's teachings make sense and are correct. However, depending on the power of the indoctrination in their childhood, people's ability to successfully question anything is likely stifled their entire lives.

In my philosophical and atheist-minded novel The Transhumanist Wager, protagonist Jethro Knights ends up with the ability to rewrite the social laws of the world. One important issue he faces is whether to make religion illegal altogether. There are many arguments for why religion has not been beneficial to the human race, especially in the last few centuries. In the end, a love of basic liberties prevails over Mr. Knights and he allows religion to exist. Although, he restricts religion from the public sphere, restricts religion from being integrated with education, and restricts religion from being pushed on minors.

Not surprisingly, some in the atheist and transhumanist communities feel the same way Mr. Knights does. While they may think that believing in a warmongering prophet, or a four-armed blue deity, or a spiteful God who drowns nearly all of his people is wrong, atheists and transhumanists are willing to allow it. So long as it doesn't meaningfully interfere with the world.

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Satanic Temple Plans to Open 15 Chapters Nationwide

For so many years, these groups, like roaches, hid in the darkness.  Now, they feel their time has come, and they are scurrying to find their place in the light.  And this is only the beginning. 

Head of Detroit chapter claims group does not "worship" Satan.

The Satanic Temple says it espouses a Satan who is not the same Biblical "Father of Lies" who tempted Christ in the wilderness.

"Satan, to us, is not a deity or entity, but rather a symbol of the ultimate revolutionary iconoclast exemplified by Milton, William Blake and Anatole France," said Jex Blackmore, a leader of the Satanic Temple's new Detroit chapter and a member of the organization's executive ministry team.

Blackmore told Aleteia that her group's brand of Satanism—more comparable to a rationalist humanist philosophy than a mystical religionprovides her co-religionists with a sense of identity, community, custom and shared values.

"Our group includes mothers and fathers, veterans, musicians, professors, entrepreneurs and students," Blackmore said. "We represent all different walks of life."

The Satanic Temple has made headlines in recent months for its provocative efforts to organize a "black mass" at Harvard University and for trying to erect a statue of Baphometa bearded, goat-headed pagan deityin Oklahoma City as a countermeasure against Christians installing the Ten Commandments at the state capitol.

It it not affiliated, however, with another satanic group, the Dakhma of Angra Mainya, which is performing a black mass Sept. 21 at the Oklahoma City Civic Center,

The controversial organization has also protested informed consent laws for women seeking abortions, held a "pink mass" ritual which purports to turn someone gay in the afterlife at the grave of  the late Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps Jr.'s mother, and has offered to officiate at same-sex wedding ceremonies in Michigan, with the goal of overturning that state's laws that currently define marriage as the union of one man and one woman.

Over the next few weeks, the Satanic Temple plans to open 15 new chapters across the United States, as well as several internationally. The organization boasts more than 10,000 online members, which includes teens and people in their late 60s.

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Sep 17, 2014

The Doctrine of Rewards: The Judgment Seat (Bema) of Christ

One of the prominent doctrines of the New Testament is the Doctrine of Rewards and the Judgment Seat of Christ. It is a doctrine often ignored or, when taught, it is misrepresented because of the term “judgment” that is used in translating the Greek text. Commenting on this Samuel Hoyt writes:
Within the church today there exists considerable confusion and debate regarding the exact nature of the examination at the judgment seat of Christ. The expression “the judgment seat of Christ” in the English Bible has tended to cause some to draw the wrong conclusion about the nature and purpose of this evaluation. A common misconception which arises from this English translation is that God will mete out a just retribution for sins in the believer’s life, and some measure of retributive punishment for sins will result.1
As it will be shown below, though it is tremendously serious with eternal ramifications, the judgment seat of Christ is not a place and time when the Lord will mete out punishment for sins committed by the child of God. Rather, it is a place where rewards will be given or lost depending on how one has used his or her life for the Lord.
In 1 Thessalonians 2:19-20, the Apostle Paul drew courage and was motivated by the fact of rewards at the return of the Lord for the church which he mentions in every chapter in this epistle and becomes the primary subject of 2 Thessalonians. The Lord’s return and what this means not only to the world but to us individually is a very prominent subject of the New Testament.
It is significant that among the final words of Revelation, the last book of the Bible, we find these words of the Lord:
Rev. 22:12 Behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to render to every man according to what he has done.
While salvation is a gift, there are rewards given for faithfulness in the Christian life and loss of rewards for unfaithfulness. Rewards become one of the great motives of the Christian’s life or should. But we need to understand the nature of these rewards to understand the nature of the motivation. Some people are troubled by the doctrine of rewards because this seems to suggest “merit” instead of “grace,” and because, it is pointed out, we should only serve the Lord out of love and for God’s glory.
Of course we should serve the Lord out of love and for God’s glory, and understanding the nature of rewards will help us do that. But the fact still remains that the Bible promises us rewards. God gives us salvation. It is a gift through faith, but He rewards us for good works. God graciously supplies the means by which we may serve Him. Indeed, He works in us both to will and to do as we volitionally appropriate His grace (Phil. 2:12-13), but the decision to serve, and the diligence employed in doing so, are our responsibility and our contribution and God sees this as rewardable. Compare the following passages:
1 Corinthians 15:10 But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me did not prove vain; but I labored even more than all of them, yet not I, but the grace of God with me.
Colossians 1:29 And for this purpose also I labor, striving according to His power, which mightily works within me.

The Meaning of the
Judgment (Bema) Seat

Both Romans 14:10 and 2 Corinthians 5:9 speak of the “judgment seat.” This is a translation of one Greek word, the word bema. While bema is used in the gospels and Acts of the raised platform where a Roman magistrate or ruler sat to make decisions and pass sentence (Matt. 27:19; John 19:13), its use in the epistles by Paul, because of his many allusions to the Greek athletic contests, is more in keeping with its original use among the Greeks.
This word was taken from Isthmian games where the contestants would compete for the prize under the careful scrutiny of judges who would make sure that every rule of the contest was obeyed (cf. 2 Tim. 2:5). The victor of a given event who participated according to the rules was led by the judge to the platform called the Bema. There the laurel wreath was placed on his head as a symbol of victory (cf. 1 Cor. 9:24-25).
In all of these passages, “Paul was picturing the believer as a competitor in a spiritual contest. As the victorious Grecian athlete appeared before the Bema to receive his perishable award, so the Christian will appear before Christ’s Bema to receive his imperishable award. The judge at the Bema bestowed rewards to the victors. He did not whip the losers.2 We might add, neither did he sentence them to hard labor.
In other words, it is a reward seat and portrays a time of rewards or loss of rewards following examination, but it is not a time of punishment where believers are judged for their sins. Such would be inconsistent with the finished work of Christ on the Cross because He totally paid the penalty for our sins. Chafer and Walvoord have an excellent word on this view:
With reference to sin, Scripture teaches that the child of God under grace shall not come into judgment (John 3:18; 5:24; 6:37; Rom. 5:1; 8:1; 1 Cor. 11:32); in his standing before God, and on the ground that the penalty for all sin—past, present, and future (Col. 2:13)—has been borne by Christ as the perfect Substitute, the believer is not only placed beyond condemnation, but being in Christ is accepted in the perfection of Christ (1 Cor. 1:30; Eph. 1:6; Col. 2:10; Heb. 10:14) and loved of God as Christ is loved (John 17:23).3
Again, Chafer writes concerning the Bema, “It cannot be too strongly emphasized that the judgment is unrelated to the problem of sin, that it is more for the bestowing of rewards than the rejection of failure.”4

The Time of the Bema

This event will occur immediately following the rapture or resurrection of the church after it is caught up to be with the Lord in the air as described in 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18.
Arguments in support of this view:
(1) In Luke 14:12-14, reward is associated with the resurrection and the rapture is when the church is resurrected.
(2) In Revelation 19:8, when the Lord returns with His bride at the end of the tribulation, she is seen already rewarded. Her reward is described as fine linen, the righteous acts of the saints—undoubtedly the result of rewards.
(3) In 2 Timothy 4:8 and 1 Corinthians 4:5, rewards are associated with “that day” and with the Lord’s coming. Again, for the church this means the event of 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18.
So the order of events will be (a) the rapture which includes our glorification or resurrection bodies, (b) exaltation into the heavens with the Lord, (c) examination before the Bema, and (d) compensation or rewards.

Officials Warn Ebola Crisis 'Unprecedented In Modern Times'
On Tuesday, President Barack Obama is expected to announce that he will be sending 3,000 U.S. military personnel to Liberia in an attempt to help stem the growing Ebola crisis that has already claimed thousands of lives and decimated entire communities in west Africa.

However, public health officials say that the response may amount to 'too little, too late' as new estimates reveal potentially hundreds of thousands may be infected by the end of the year. As the delay in action by the international community has caused the virus to completely overtake the capacity of the public health systems in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, officials warn that the crisis has grown to a level "unparalleled in modern times."

"The nature of response is so far behind the virus, so far behind the scale of need, that it's almost impossible to quantify how we really do need to respond," Laurie Garrett, senior fellow for Global Health at the Council on Foreign Relations, told Democracy Now! on Monday. As Garrett explains, local hospitals are so completely overfull that "people are literally dying on the sidewalks and in the dirt roads outside the hospitals."

Because of this, she says, most of the people who contract the disease are being treated at home, causing the disease to spread exponentially. She estimates that total number of those infected may be threefold official estimates, and are likely "in the neighborhood of 12,000 to 15,000 cumulative cases."

According to the World Health Organization's latest figures, 2,461 have been killed and 4,985 diagnosed with the deadly virus.

"We either find a way to mobilize on a scale unprecedented in modern time for epidemic response," Garrett continued, "or we will be looking at something like a quarter-million cases by Christmas."

Demonic Event: Man Hit By Truck Sets Himself On Fire

I think this does indeed qualify as the behavior of one who is demonized....


A man hit by a Simi-Truck gets up drinks gas and set's himself on fire also also

B vitamins, your mental health & your wellbeing

(NaturalNews) B vitamins are essential to many functions of the body. They aid in breaking down simple carbohydrates into glucose, the fuel for the brain and the body. They help manufacture new red blood cells and help them carry iron and create hemoglobin. And although these functions are vital to life, the most dramatic benefits of B vitamins are seen in relation to the brain and nervous system.

Deficiencies in B vitamins run the gamut from simple fatigue all the way to death. In between these extremes lie a host of symptoms and diseases including many mental health issues from depression, anxiety, mood swings, and irritability to paranoia, dementia, delusions, and psychosis.

B vitamins help you sleep, calm you down, help you think, and improve your mood.

How to improve mood and mental health with B vitamins

If you are dealing with any of these issues, diet is the first solution. B vitamins in their natural form are destroyed by processing foods. There is no place for processed foods in a truly healthy diet. Processed foods are generally filled with trans fats, GMOs, sugar or high fructose corn syrup, artificial flavors, colors, and preservatives. If you are dealing with any mental health issue, a clean, healthy diet is the first and most important treatment.

Clean out your cupboard, your pantry, and your freezer. Get rid of your processed foods. Buy real food and buy organic as much as possible. All of your meat should be organic. When you are eating at the top of the food chain, you are ingesting the product of that animal's diet. If the cow was raised on GMO feed, do you really want to eat it? Also, avoid all farm raised fish. Their feed is garbage as well. Animal protein is the only food source for B12, which is vital for the brain and nervous system. Make sure you buy food that is top quality, not from tortured animals raised on adulterated foods and antibiotics.

Fill your refrigerator and pantry with raw, organic fruits and vegetables. Beans and lentils are high in B vitamins. Grains must be whole. White rice, for instance, has had the outer layer removed--the outer layer filled with B vitamins.

Too often we rely on few foods, our favorites, to make up our diet. Experiment. Broaden your horizons and include new, nutrient dense foods. Eighty percent of your diet should consist of raw, organic, fruits and vegetables. This means eating one big salad a day with as many different veggies as you can cram into it or you can snack on lots of cut up veggies. Green smoothies are good, too, as long as they do not replace whole foods. You need the fiber for digestion and for promoting healthy bacteria in the gut.

B vitamins are water soluble, which means we do not store them in our fat tissues the way we store fat soluble vitamins. B12 is the only exception; it is stored in the liver. Since we do not store the other B vitamins, we need to eat good sources of B vitamins each day.

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Now we come to vaccines and depopulation experiments

by Jon Rappoport
“When the State offers and even insists on giving everybody something, you know you’re in trouble. Well, that’s the whole point, isn’t it? Leaving the individual out of the equation. Treating the population like a single Blob.” (The Underground, Jon Rappoport)
Before we get to vaccines, I want to give you a quote about fluorides, just to set the stage.
Stan Freni is a researcher who, in 1994, wrote a paper about fluorides, the substances in many toothpastes, also pumped intentionally into the drinking water of many communities and cities.
Funny thing is, Stan Freni wrote his paper as an employee for the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
The title of the paper is “Exposure to High Fluoride Concentrations in Drinking Water is Associated With Decreased Birth Rates.”
It was published in the Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health (v.42, pp.109-121, 1994). Freni writes:
“A US database of drinking water systems was used to identify index counties with water systems reporting fluoride levels of at least 3ppm (parts per million)…the annual total fertility rate (TFR) for women in the age range 10-49 yr. was calculated for the period 1970-1988…Most regions showed an association of decreasing TFR with increasing fluoride levels.”
Increasing fluoride levels, lower fertility rates. Depopulation here in the US, right in your water.
So don’t imagine depopulation is an esoteric subject.

Let’s move on.
You have to understand that every promoted so-called “pandemic” is an extended sales pitch for vaccines.
And not just a vaccine against the “killer germ” of the moment. We’re talking about a psyop to condition the population to vaccines in general.
There is much available literature on vaccines used for depopulation experiments. The research is ongoing. Undoubtedly, we only know a fraction of what is happening behind closed laboratory doors.
Depopulation has several objectives. Along one vector, it is an elite strategy designed to get rid of large numbers of people, in key areas of the world, where local revolutions would interfere with outside corporations staging a complete takeover of fertile land and rich natural resources.

An astonishing journal paper. November, 1993. FASEB Journal, volume 7, pp.1381-1385. Authors—Stephan Dirnhofer et al. Dirnhofer was a member of the Institute for Biomedical Aging Research of the Austrian Academy of Sciences.
A quote from the paper: “Our study provides insights into possible modes of action of the birth control vaccine promoted by the Task Force on Birth Control Vaccines of the WHO (World Health Organization).”
A birth control vaccine?
A vaccine whose purpose is to achieve non-pregnancy where it ordinarily could occur. This particular vaccine was apparently just one of several anti-fertility vaccines the Task Force was promoting.
Yes. There is a Task Force on Birth Control Vaccines at WHO. This journal paper focuses on a hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin B (hCG). There is a heading in the FASEB paper (p.1382) called “Ability of antibodies to neutralize the biological activity of hCG.” The authors are trying to discover whether a state of non-fertility can be achieved by blocking the normal activity of hCG.

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"Respiratory Virus 68" Spreading Among Children 21 States

Back in the day, this was called a "test" of the "system", a type of social experiment, usually done by someone on the government payroll as a way of exploring how their new capabilities would react on the public at large.  Best of all, these tests are done for free, no one is held to blame, and the medial tracks the cases for the government.  Welcome to the new world...


America has been hit with a dangerous respiratory virus 68 sending hundreds of young children to the hospital across America. also also

Hawking Warns About the Higgs: A Deeper Lurking Story?

Fascinating how mainstream science continually gives contradictory statements to the press, but no one calls them on it...


It seems that Stephen Hawking has crunched some numbers and concluded that at a certain threshold the Higgs boson could destroy…well…the entire universe:
Finding the ‘God’ particle could destroy the universe, warns Stephen Hawking
Now, fortunately, Professor Hawkings reassures us that no one has built a planetary-sized particle accelerator big enough to set this boson baking “big bang” into motion:
“The professor did add sarcastically, however, that such an event is unlikely in the near future.
“He said: ‘A particle accelerator that reaches 100bn GeV would be larger than Earth, and is unlikely to be funded in the present economic climate.’”
But there’s a problem here and I hope the reader will have caught it, for a few weeks ago I reported on another development in the wonderful world of fairy tale physics that some physicists have been dismayed over the results of the Large Hadron Collider experiments, and their inability to find not only the Higgs, but several other particles predicted by the theory.
In fact, you’ll recall that some physicists are upset enough that they are starting to propose even more radical theories, by removing dimensionality from their equations, particularly where length and gravity are concerned. Again, imagine removing the four-dimensional Einstein-Minkowski dimensional metric(measure) from General Relativity, or the Planck Length from quantum mechanics, and you get the idea of how radical some of these proposals really are. (see THE HUNT FOR THE HIGGS: REVIEWING THE STANDARD MODEL).
You’ll recall from that blog the following statements:
 “The new scale symmetry approach rewrites the beginning of that story. ‘The idea is that maybe even the Higgs mass is not really there,’ said Alessandro Strumia, a particle physicist at the University of Pisa in Italy. “It can be understood with some dynamics.”
“’The concept seems far-fetched, but it is garnering interest at a time of widespread soul-searching in the field. When the Large Hadron Collider at CERN Laboratory in Geneva closed down for upgrades in early 2013, its collisions had failed to yield any of dozens of particles that many theorists had included in their equations for more than 30 years. The grand flop suggests that researchers may have taken a wrong turn decades ago in their understanding of how to calculate the masses of particles.’”(Emphasis added)
Let’s go further back in LHC history to the period just before they “turned it on.” You’ll recall that some concern was voiced in Germany about the whole experiment, predicting similar dire consequences if they “turned it on.” The concerns were overridden of course, and the device was indeed turned on…
… then just as quickly turned off. We were told at the time that the LHC had experienced a rupture in one of the cooling wraps around the large magnets. At the time, I publicly expressed some doubts about this explanation (on George Ann Hughes’ The Byte Show) and proposed that the LHC scientists may have encountered some phenomenon that starkly challenged some of their assumptions, a view perhaps corroborated to some extent by the developments outlined in my blog THE HUNT FOR THE HIGGS: REVIEWING THE STANDARD MODEL.
So what do we have? It appears at the minimum we have an obfuscated story, one beginning with vaguely expressed misgivings prior to the LHC being activated(see for example If The Large Hadron Collider Produced A Microscopic Black Hole, It Probably Wouldn’t Matter, or an even more strange and bizarre list of pre-activation concerns here: German court rules that Large Hadron Collider cannot produce black holes, physics agrees), then quickly turned on, and then back off, and a story that is obfuscated thereafter: did they find the Higgs, or not? Some say yes, some say no, but even on a “yes’ interpretation, there remains the thorny problem that they have not found a lot of other things predicted by the standard model.
So hence my high octane speculation of the day. What if, for example, Professor Hawking’s threshold of Higgs instability is much lower? Or, as the THE HUNT FOR THE HIGGS: REVIEWING THE STANDARD MODEL story suggests, what if they discovered something (which they’re not yet talking about) which suggests to some scientists that the equations of their standard model need to be recast without things like “dimensionality” and metrics being a factor. What if the “tear” in the coolant mechanism in the LHC that was reported as the reason it was so quickly shut down after its initial activation was a tear of a very different sort? Then there was the strange case of the science fiction series Flash Forward which seems to have been based, in part, on these types of ideas. In the series, a large particle accelerator (and  in the book of the same title upon which the original series is based, precisely the LHC), is turned on, and the entire world population, with a few significant exceptions, blacks out for 137 seconds (fine structure constant enthusiasts take note!), causes chaos and upheaval around the planet, and most people jump forward in time while blacked out to see their future. The series – in this blogger’s opinion an entertaining one – was cancelled after only one year due to low ratings.
These are all “what ifs”… and huge ones at that. The bottom line for me is that the recent stories surrounding the LHC, the Higgs, and the new theories convince me that CERN has clamped a large veil of security over at least some aspects of what they’ve been finding. Either that, or the scientists involved in any degree are not entirely forthcoming, floating this balloon and that theory, while the real concerns may all be being quietly voiced by huddled heads over coffees in the cafeterias. And maybe we’ve been given some glimpses of the concerns from Hawkings et al.
There may be, in other words, a murkier story going on behind the scenes.

Birmingham Blast: Why Children?

Birmingham Blast: Why Children?
It was this day, Sunday, September 15, 1963. The place was 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. The lesson for the day was, "The Love that Forgives," based on Matthew 5:43, 44. "You have heard that it was said, 'Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you." A prayer was to accompany the lesson: "Dear God, we are sorry for the times we were unkind."

The lesson would prove to be grimly appropriate. But it was never finished. At 9:22 A.M., before it could be completed, the church exploded.

Ten or fifteen sticks of dynamite planted under the back steps of the building erupted with terrific force. The explosion hurled yellow bricks through cars, shattered nearby businesses and smashed a fist of terror through the church. The rest rooms at the rear of the church absorbed the brunt of the blast. Nonetheless, the shock was sufficient to collapse the church rafters, shred pews and shatter windows. Members of this black congregation--wounded, bleeding, and blinded,--staggered into the street as rescue crews rushed to the scene. In place of hymns, screams and sobs and cries of protest filled the air.

An angry mob of blacks gathered. Black ministers called on them to pray for the men who had perpetrated this outrage. "We must have love in our hearts for these men." But the anguish and bitterness of the moment spoke louder. The mob began to pelt rescue workers and police with stones as they dug into the rubble. Police fired over the head of the crowd to disperse them. Once again hatred prevailed.

Birmingham was no stranger to bombings. Since World War II, fifty had been directed against blacks. But none of the previous bombers had struck against churches. Or targeted children.
Today, children were missing. Fears turned to stark reality as the wreckage was peeled aside from what had been the rest room. One man uncovered the remains of his own granddaughter. Torn and mangled bodies came to light: little bodies, the bodies of four girls.

Denise McNair, Carole Robertson, Addie Mae Collins and Cynthia Wesley died. Seventeen other people were wounded. The death toll could have been much higher. Four hundred people were in the church at the time. Christ could only have grieved. He taught us to love our neighbor as ourselves, and yet the very churches built in his name were segregated and subject to mindless violence as men battled for political control of a race-crazed city. One reporter noted that Christ's head in a stained glass window was blown off.

Klansman Robert Chambliss was convicted of his part in the crime fourteen years after the blast. Two other conspirators, Tommy Blanton and Bobby Cherry were finally brought to justice in 2001 and 2002 respectively.

  1. News reports in Time, Newsweek and other news sources.
  2. Sikora, Frank. Until Justice Rolls Down. Tuscaloosa, Alabama: The University of Alabama Press, 1991.
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Sep 15, 2014

They That Dwell On Earth Shall Wonder... When They Behold The Beast That Was...

This is the first book I'm aware of from Mark Flynn, brother of the late Christian-research David Flynn. Having read and studied some of David Flynn's work, I found his research excellent and his ability to connect the dots and find the answers truly amazing. I hope Mark is able to come near that level in his work. The excerpts released so far are quite enticing...

What is the nature of the intelligence behind the controlling power structure of the earth? How and for what purpose does it manipulate world commerce, currency and foment war? The subtle but formerly missing pieces of information gathered along the path that answers these questions will surprise many.
Winston Churchill said, “History is written by the victors.” How very different would history be if men were incapable of ignoring truth or fabricating accounts of events. Language has a peculiar quality in that it absorbs and retains portions of truth. All the words of every language throughout history retain these fragments, despite the best efforts of the best liars that ever lived. It is possible to gather and discern enough of the literature written over the last three thousand years and step back and look at it from a distance. Like looking at a color blindness test image, a subtle picture appears to the ones able to see.
What if all language could be reset and men forced to adopt a new universal tongue, unique from any that existed? The hope of finding truth could be erased as well.
There have been efforts toward this goal. Ludwik Lazarus Zamenhof  (1859 –1917) constructed an entirely new language and called it, Esperanto meaning, “one who hopes.” He explained that a fabricated, politically neutral language would transcend nationality and “foster peace and understanding.”
The precursor organization to the United Nations, The League of Nations proposed the use of Esperanto in the state schools of all its member nations. It is telling that the United Nations would seek to impede the discovery of truth. However, in typical Hermetic fashion, this institution also displays a bit of truth, "in plain sight."
A peculiar oil canvas mural painted by the Norwegian artist,  Per Lasson Krohg (1889 – 1965)  is a central feature of the Security Council room at the UN. Krohg’s mural depicts the same event that has been hoped for by the Illuminated elite for thousands of years. At the base of the painting, an underground dragon slays himself, his jaws still holding a sword.
In mythology, Python was the dragon who guarded the Omphalos of Delphi, the center of the earth. Python was the old name of Delphi and is related to pythein, meaning, “to rot.” The Proto-Indo-European root, dhubhon, from dheub, means “hollow, deep, bottom or depths.” Python was known as the chthonic (Greek: χθόνιος chthonios, “in, under, or beneath the earth”) dragon and was killed by Apollo with the darts given to him by Zeus, becoming the new guard of the Oracle.
Above the dragon in Krohg’s mural, a phoenix rises, casting off his old form. Behind the Phoenix, people emerging from the dark depths of the caves surrounding the dragon approach a door with many golden stars - further identifying the phoenix as the Asterion or “starry one” of myth.
Continuing with the myth of Apollo at Delphi, it was he, as the Nachash, who symbolically changed his image in preparation for his future expression in human form by coming as the slayer of his first manifestation, the serpent-dragon, Python. As Apollo, he plans to create his version of “heaven on earth.” Of course, the center of the earth is not really just a place marker, but it is also a time marker and a concept; it is where the beginning of all that is to come via the knowledge of good and evil sprang forth. Apollo at Delphi is similar to the legend of St. George.”
The understanding of the serpent raising himself up as Apollo was keenly perceived by the late Bill Cooper (whose work Behold a Pale Horse is FREE in the mega-giveaway this Tuesday [click here for more info]). He explains that the international flag of the Scottish Rite is the United Nations Flag and that it depicts the nations of the world encircled by the laurel of Apollo.
From Bill Cooper’s web site: majestyt.htm
“You may verify the goal of the Illuminati by visiting the home page of Freemasonry's Grand Lodge of Scotland. You will notice the flag of the Grand Lodge of Scotland and the "Universal" flag of Freemasonry is displayed. The "Universal" flag of Freemasonry is the United Nations Flag. (We thank those of you who responded with affidavits confirming this paragraph.) Since this paragraph has become well known the Grand Lodge of Scotland has replaced the United Nations Flag (Universal Flag of Freemasonry) on their WebPages with a graphic of the earth.”
The whole central image of the phoenix and the activity above is contained by a mandorla within a bright circle. A baby marks the central point of the circle and sits on the grass in a garden above the head of the rising phoenix forming a circumpunct - again representing the sun, i.e. Apollo.
Finally, in the branches of a familiar tree in the garden scene, a Pan-like figure gently hands out one of the tree’s golden fruits to a girl while a man and a red-haired woman kneel together.
Once the genesis and identity of the central character has been exposed, the plan of the people who worship this entity can be comprehended in clear terms.  For many unfortunately, the first and most difficult step is believing that this entity actually exists. Soon, they will not be able to deny it.
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