Sunday, July 31, 2016

Wlodimir Ledochowski's Pope


Wlodimir Ledochowski - Jesuit Superior General:  February 11, 1915 - December 13, 1949
Eugenio Maria Giuseppe Giovanni Pacelli - Pope Pius XII:  March 2, 1939 - October 9, 1958



http://endrtimes.blogspot.com/2016/07/hitlers-pope-pius-xii-by-john-cornwell.html



Monday, July 25, 2016

Jesuitical Futurism Promoter Tim LaHaye Dies July 25, 2016

'Evangelical' who identified Roman Catholicism as "a false religion" with ceremonies comparable to pagan rituals, "...more dangerous than no religion because she substitutes religion for truth" and "... pseudo-Christian",  in his 1973 book Revelation Illustrated and Made Plain.

Yet by the 1990s, with his book series Left Behind, promoted Jesuit doctrine of 'futurism' of the 'anti-christ' as some unknown man outside the Roman Catholic Church





https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_LaHaye

Timothy F. "Tim" LaHaye (April 27, 1926 – July 25, 2016) was an American evangelical Christian minister, author, and speaker. He is best known for the Left Behind series of apocalyptic fiction, which he co-wrote with Jerry B. Jenkins. He authored more than fifty books, both fiction and non-fiction.

Biography

Early life

Tim LaHaye was born in Detroit, Michigan. His mother was the former Margret Palmer and his father, Frank LaHaye, was a Ford auto worker who died in 1936 of a heart attack. His father's death had a significant influence on LaHaye, who was only nine years old at the time. He had been inconsolable until the minister at the funeral said, "This is not the end of Frank LaHaye; because he accepted Jesus Christ, the day will come when the Lord will shout from heaven and descend, and the dead in Christ will rise first and then we'll be caught up together to meet him in the air." LaHaye later said that, upon hearing those remarks, "all of a sudden, there was hope in my heart I'd see my father again."[1]
LaHaye enlisted in the United States Army Air Forces in 1944 at the age of eighteen, after he finished night school. He served in the European Theater of Operations as a machine gunner aboard a bomber.[2]
In 1950, LaHaye received a Bachelor of Arts from Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina. he held the Doctor of Ministry degree from Western Seminary. In 1958, the LaHaye family moved to San Diego, California, at which he became pastor of the Scott Memorial Baptist Church. he filled the pulpit there for nearly twenty-five years. In 1971, he founded Christian Heritage College, now known as San Diego Christian College.

Political activism

LaHaye has started numerous groups to promote his views, having become involved in politics at the Christian Voice during the late 1970s and early 1980s. In 1972, he helped to establish the Institute for Creation Research at Christian Heritage College in El Cajon, California, doing so along with Henry M. Morris.[3][4] In 1979 he encouraged Jerry Falwell to found the Moral Majority, and sat on its board of directors.[2][5]

Then in 1981 he left the pulpit to concentrate his time on politics and writing.[6] That year, he helped found the Council for National Policy (CNP) a policy making think tank☃☃ in which membership is only available through invitation; it has been reported "the most powerful conservative organization in America you've never heard of and should not be confused with the liberal Center for National Policy.icy.☃☃ In the 1980s, LaHaye founded the American Coalition for Traditional Values and the Coalition for Religious Freedom. He founded the Pre-Tribulation Research Center along with Thomas Ice in 1998. The center is dedicated to producing material that supports a dispensationalist, pre-tribulation interpretation of the Bible. He and his wife had connections to the John Birch Society, a conservative, anti-communist group.[7]
He also took more direct roles in presidential politics. He was a co-chairman of Jack Kemp's 1988 presidential bid; he was kicked off the campaign after four days when his anti-Catholic views (see below) became known.[2][8] LaHaye played a significant role in getting the Religious Right to support George W. Bush for the presidency in 2000.[2][5] In 2007, he endorsed Mike Huckabee during the primaries.[9] Huckabee reportedly found the Left Behind books to be a "compelling story written for nontheologians."[9]

Left Behind

Main article: Left Behind (series)
LaHaye is best known for the Left Behind series of apocalyptic fiction that depict the Earth after the pretribulation rapture which Premillennial Dispensationalists believe the Bible states multiple times will occur. The books were LaHaye's brainchild, though Jerry B. Jenkins, a former sportswriter with numerous other works of fiction to his name, did the actual writing of the books from LaHaye's notes.[10] Jenkins has said, "I write the best I can. I know I'm never going to be revered as some classic writer. I don't claim to be C. S. Lewis. The literary-type writers, I admire them. I wish I was smart enough to write a book that's hard to read, you know?"[11]
The series, which started in 1995 with the first novel, includes 12 titles in the adult series; as well as juvenile novels, audio books, devotionals, and graphic novels. The books have been very popular, with total sales surpassing 65 million copies. Seven titles in the adult series have reached No. 1 on the bestseller lists for The New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly.[12] Jerry Falwell said about the first book in the series: ""In terms of its impact on Christianity, it's probably greater than that of any other book in modern times, outside the Bible."[13] The best-selling series have been compared to the equally popular works of Tom Clancy and Stephen King: "the plotting is brisk and the characterizations Manichean. People disappear and things blow up."[5]

LaHaye indicates that the idea for the series came to him one day about 1994 while he was sitting on an airplane and observed a married pilot flirting with a flight attendant. He wondered what would befall the pilot if the Rapture happened at that moment.[2] The first book in the series opens with a similar scene.

Recent activities

In 2001, LaHaye co-hosted with Dave Breese in the prophecy television program The King Is Coming. His book The Rapture was released on June 6, 2006, in order to show a 6-6-6 connection.

In 2001, LaHaye gave $4.5 million to Liberty University to build a new student center and School of Prophecy, which opened in January 2002, and was named after LaHaye. He also served as its president. LaHaye also provided the funds for the LaHaye Ice Center on the campus of Liberty University, which opened in January 2006.

Personal life

Tim LaHaye married activist and fellow author Beverly Ratcliffe in 1947.[14][15] They had four children, Linda, Larry, Lee, and Lori, along with nine grandchildren, and lived in the Los Angeles area. His hobbies included skiing, jogging, motorcycling, and golfing.[16] He owned a home in Rancho Mirage, California.[17] He died after a stroke on July 25, 2016.[18]

Other views

Homosexuality

In 1978 LaHaye published The Unhappy Gays, which was later retitled What Everyone Should Know About Homosexuality. The book called homosexuals "militant, organized" and "vile."[19] The Unhappy Gays also argues that gays share 16 pernicious traits, including "incredible promiscuity," "deceit," "selfishness," "vulnerability to sadism-masochism" and "poor health and an early death." He speculates whether those who accept gays even though they are so unhappy or "those who practiced Old Testament capital punishment" on gays are more "cruel and inhuman." He has called the book "a model of compassion."[1] He believes that homosexuality can be cured.[20][21] However, he says that such conversions are rare.[22]

Global conspiracies

LaHaye believed that the Illuminati is secretly engineering world affairs.[8] In Rapture Under Attack he wrote:
I myself have been a forty-five year student of the satanically-inspired, centuries-old conspiracy to use government, education, and media to destroy every vestige of Christianity within our society and establish a new world order. Having read at least fifty books on the Illuminati, I am convinced that it exists and can be blamed for many of man's inhumane actions against his fellow man during the past two hundred years.
The Illuminati is just one of many groups that he believed are working to "turn America into an amoral, humanist country, ripe for merger into a one-world socialist state." Other secret societies and liberal groups working to destroy "every vestige of Christianity", according to LaHaye, include: the Trilateral Commission, the American Civil Liberties Union, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the National Organization for Women, Planned Parenthood, "the major TV networks, high-profile newspapers and newsmagazines," the State Department, major foundations (Rockefeller, Carnegie, Ford), the United Nations, "the left wing of the Democratic Party", Harvard, Yale "and 2,000 other colleges and universities."[2]

Criticism

Eschatology and Left Behind

LaHaye has been criticized for his apocalyptic beliefs, in which he asserts the end of the world is near. Other believers in dispensational premillennialism, who believe that the return of Jesus is imminent, criticize various aspects of his theology, saying he has "some real problems with his prophetical teachings in the Left Behind series." It is noted that "in books 8 & 9, LaHaye and Jenkins teach that [non-willing] recipients of the mark of the beast can still be saved." However, in The Mark, "the Chang scenario" is developed, whereby a character receives both the mark of the beast and the sealing of the Lord. In Desecration, his dual-marking was justified in the storyline." This has led some readers to wonder "how a Christian can have the mark of the beast and still be saved" and has been asked many times by perplexed readers on the Left Behind messageboard. Attempts to address this question have appeared on the FAQ page at LeftBehind.com.[6][23]
With the presumption of eschatological plots, persons and conclusions, and with so many people basing their eschatological understanding on the Left behind series, LaHaye has been accused of violating the warning given in Revelation 22:18–19 not to add to or take away from the words of the Revelation.

Many mainstream Christians and other evangelicals like Tom Sine have broader disagreements with the series as a whole, pointing out that "most biblical scholars largely reject the eschatological assumptions of this kind of pop end-times literature."[24] Others say that LaHaye portrays the Book of Revelation with a selective literalism, choosing to take some things literally (such as the violence) and others as metaphor (the Beast) as it suits his point of view.[25] In The Rapture Exposed by Barbara Rossing, a number of criticisms are raised regarding the series, particularly its focus on violence.[24][26]
Robert M. Price, a professor of biblical criticism for the Council for Secular Humanism's Center for Inquiry Institute and a proponent of the Christ myth theory, wrote a critique of Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins's 'Left Behind' novels called The paperback apocalypse, How the Christian church was left behind, ( Amherst, NY Prometheus Books 2007, ISBN 1-59102-583-4) in which he writes p 11 " The paperback apocalypse examines the theological framework of popular eschatology, comparing it with the texts to which it erroneously appeals. It goes further, demonstrating that the New Testament promise of the Second Coming of Jesus Christ has long since fallen victim to a self-imposed statute of limitations. That is, this pseudo-event was never predicted as happening someday, in the sweet by-and-by; rather, it was always mentioned with the promise of a swift fulfillment in the ancient readers' own day. That promise failed, and there is as much reason to postpone it, still expecting it, as there is to hold onto one's ticket from a defunct airline. It will not be honored, and it is high time to make some alternative plans. I will reinforce this point with a historical survey of disappointed eschatological expectations. "

Anti-Catholic sentiments

LaHaye has been a harsh critic of Roman Catholicism, which he has called "a false religion".[8] In his 1973 book Revelation Illustrated and Made Plain, he stated that the Catholic Church "is more dangerous than no religion because she substitutes religion for truth" and "is also dangerous because some of her doctrines are pseudo-Christian." Elsewhere the same book compared Catholic ceremonies to pagan rituals.[8] It was these statements that were largely responsible for LaHaye's dismissal from Jack Kemp's presidential campaign. It was later revealed that the San Diego church that LaHaye had pastored throughout the 1970s had sponsored an anti-Catholic group called Mission to Catholics; one of their pamphlets asserted that Pope Paul VI was the "archpriest of Satan, a deceiver, and an antichrist, who has, like Judas, gone to his own place."[27] In Book 9 of the series, The Desecration, Carpathia, the villain, specifically refutes all happenings at Jesus' crucifixion that are part of the Catholic stations of the Cross but not in the canonical gospels, further undercutting the Catholic traditions.[28] Other Catholic writers have said that while the books aren't "anti-Catholic per se" they reflect LaHaye's other writings on the subject.[29]

Despite his anti-Catholic views, he praised Roman Catholic director Mel Gibson's 2004 film The Passion of the Christ, saying that "Everyone should see this movie. It could be Hollywood's finest achievement to date."[30] He also endorsed Catholic Newt Gingrich for president in 2012.[31]

Sun Myung Moon

In the 1980s he was criticized by the evangelical community for accepting money from Bo Hi Pak, a longtime Sun Myung Moon operative.[32] He was additionally criticized for joining Moon's Council for Religious Freedom, which was founded to protest Moon's 1984 imprisonment.[32] In 1996 LaHaye's wife spoke at an event sponsored by Moon.[32]

Tributes

Time magazine named LaHaye one of the 25 most influential evangelicals in America and in the summer of 2001 the Evangelical Studies Bulletin named him the most influential Christian leader of the preceding quarter century.[13][24]

http://continuingcounterreformation.blogspot.com/2008/12/jesuitical-futurism-left-behind.html

 http://www.lmn.org/magazine/170/Jesuits.html


Luther’s Discovery

Eventually, Martin Luther turned to the prophecies. By candlelight, he read about the “little horn,” the “man of sin,” and “the beast,” and he was shocked as the Holy Spirit spoke to his heart. Finally, he saw the truth and said to himself, “Why, these prophecies apply to the Roman Catholic Church!” As he wrestled with this new insight, the voice of God echoed loudly in his soul, saying, “Preach the word!” (2 Timothy 4:2). And so, at the risk of losing his life, Martin Luther preached publicly and in print to an astonished people that Papal Rome was indeed the Antichrist of Bible prophecy. Because of this dual message of salvation through faith in Jesus Christ apart from works and of Papal Rome being the Antichrist, the river of history literally changed its course. Hundreds of thousands of people in Europe and in England left the Catholic Church....

A Counter-Reformation

In 1545, the Catholic Church convened one of its most famous councils in history, which took place north of Rome in a city called Trent. The Council of Trent actually continued for three sessions, ending in 1563. One of the main purposes of this Council was for Catholics to plan a counterattack against Martin Luther and the Protestants. Thus the Council of Trent became a center for Rome’s Counter-Reformation. Up to this point, Rome’s main method of attack had been largely frontal—the open burning of Bibles and of heretics. Yet this warfare only confirmed in the minds of Protestants the conviction that Papal Rome was indeed the Beast which would “make war with the saints” (Revelation 13:7). Therefore a new tactic was needed, something less obvious. This is where the Jesuits come in.

On August 15, 1534, Ignatius Loyola (in the title picture) founded a secretive Catholic order called the Society of Jesus, also known as the Jesuithttps://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=5168353211979506184#editor/target=post;postID=7190526862288718899s. The Jesuits definitely have a dark history of intrigue and sedition, that’s why they were expelled from Portugal (1759), France (1764), Spain (1767), Naples (1767), and Russia (1820). “Jesuit priests have been known throughout history as the most wicked political arm of the Roman Catholic Church. Edmond Paris, in his scholarly work, The Secret History of the Jesuits, reveals and documents much of this information.”4 At the Council of Trent, the Catholic Church gave the Jesuits the specific assignment of destroying Protestantism and bringing people back to the Mother Church. This was to be done not only through the Inquisition and through torture, but also through theology.

 The Jesuit Commission

At the Council of Trent, the Jesuits were commissioned by the Pope to develop a new interpretation of Scripture that would counteract the Protestant application of the Bible’s Antichrist prophecies to the Roman Catholic Church. Francisco Ribera (1537-1591), a brilliant Jesuit priest and doctor of theology from Spain, basically said, “Here am I, send me.” Like Martin Luther, Francisco Ribera also read by candlelight the prophecies about the Antichrist, the little horn, that man of sin, and the Beast. But because of his dedication and allegiance to the Pope, he came to conclusions vastly different from those of the Protestants. “Why, these prophecies don’t apply to the Catholic Church at all!” Ribera said. Then to whom do they apply? Ribera proclaimed, “To only one sinister man who will rise up at the end of time!” “Fantastic!” was the reply from Rome, and this viewpoint was quickly adopted as the official Roman Catholic position on the Antichrist....

 Defining the Issue

Before we go much farther, let’s define some terms. Historicism is the belief that Biblical prophecies about the little horn, the man of sin, the Antichrist, the Beast, and the Babylonian Harlot of Revelation 17, all apply to the developing history of Christianity and to the ongoing struggle between Jesus Christ and Satan within the Christian Church, culminating at the end of time. Historicism sees these prophecies as having a direct application to Papal Rome as a system whose doctrines are actually a denial of the New Testament message of free salvation by grace through simple faith in Jesus Christ, apart from works. Historicism was the primary prophetic viewpoint of the Protestant Reformers. In direct opposition to Historicism, and rising up as a razor-sharp counterattack on Protestantism, was that of the Jesuits with their viewpoint of Futurism, which basically says, “The Antichrist prophecies have nothing to do with the history of Papal Rome, rather, they apply to only one sinister man who comes at the end.”

Thus Jesuit Futurism sweeps 1,500 years of prophetic history under the proverbial rug by inserting its infamous GAP. This theory teaches that when Rome fell, prophecy stopped, only to continue again right around the time of the Rapture, thus the “gap” was created. The ten horns, the little horn, the Beast, and the Antichrist have nothing to do with Christians until this “last-day Antichrist” should appear. According to this viewpoint, there were no prophecies being fulfilled during the Dark Ages!

 Inroads in Protestantism

For almost 300 years after the Council of Trent, Jesuit Futurism remained largely inside the realm of Catholicism, but the plan of the Jesuits was that these theological tenets be adopted by Protestants. This adoption process actually began in the early 1800s in England, and from there it spread to America. The story of how this happened is both fascinating and tragic. As I briefly share some of the highlights, I want to clarify that I am not judging the genuineness of these Christian men. They may have been sincere, yet at the same time deceived in some areas of their theological understanding.

“The Futurism of Ribera never posed a positive threat to the Protestants for three centuries. It was virtually confined to the Roman Church. But early in the nineteenth century it sprang forth with vehemence and latched on to Protestants of the Established Church of England.”9 Dr. Samuel Roffey Maitland (1792-1866), a lawyer and Bible scholar, became a librarian to the Archbishop of Canterbury. It is very likely that one day he discovered Ribera’s commentary in the library. In any event, in 1826 he published a widely-read book attacking the Reformation and supporting Ribera’s idea of a future one-man Antichrist. For the next ten years, in tract after tract, he continued his anti-Reformation rhetoric. As a result of his zeal and strong attacks against the Reformation in England, the Protestantism of that very nation which produced the King James Bible (1611) received a crushing blow.

After Dr. Maitland came James H. Todd, a professor of Hebrew at the University of Dublin. Todd accepted the futuristic ideas of Maitland, publishing his own supportive pamphlets and books. Then came John Henry Newman (1801-1890), a member of the Church of England and a leader of the famous Oxford Movement (1833-1845). In 1850, Newman wrote his “Letter on Anglican Difficulties,” revealing that one of the goals in the Oxford Movement was to finally absorb “the various English denominations and parties” back into the Church of Rome. After publishing a pamphlet endorsing Todd’s futurism ab...out a one-man Antichrist, Newman soon became a full Roman Catholic, and later even a highly honored Cardinal. Through the influence of Maitland, Todd, Newman, and others, a definite “Romeward movement was already arising, destined to sweep away the old Protestant landmarks, as with a flood.”10

Then came the much-respected Scottish Presbyterian minister, Edward Irving (1792-1834), the acknowledged forerunner of both the Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements. Irving pastored the large Chalcedonian Chapel in London with over 1,000 members. When Irving turned to the prophecies, he eventually accepted the one-man Antichrist idea of Todd, Maitland, Bellarmine, and Ribera, yet he went a step further. Somewhere around 1830, Edward Irving began to teach the unique idea of a two-phase return of Christ, the first phase being a secret rapture prior to the rise of the Antichrist. Where he got this idea is a matter of much dispute. Journalist Dave MacPherson believes Irving accepted it is a result of a prophetic revelation given to a young Scottish girl named Margaret McDonald.11 In any case, the fact is, Irving taught it!.....


Left Behind

Now we have Left Behind. In the 1990s, Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins took the future one-man Antichrist idea of Hal Lindsey, Scofield, Darby, Irving, Newman, Todd, Maitland, Bellarmine, and Ribera, and turned it into “The most successful Christian-fiction series ever” (Publishers Weekly). Hal Lindsey’s book, The Late Great Planet Earth, was largely theological, which limited its appeal, while Left Behind is a sequence of highly imaginative novels, “overflowing with suspense, action, and adventure,” a “Christian thriller,” with a “label its creators could never have predicted: blockbuster success” (Entertainment Weekly). The much-respected television ministries of Jack Van Impe, Peter and Paul Lalonde, and Pastor John Hagee, have all worked together to produce LEFT BEHIND: The Movie. The entire project has even caught the attention of the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, resulting in an interview of LaHaye and Jenkins on Larry King Live. The Left Behind books have been made available on displays at WalMart, Fry’s Electronics, and inside countless other stores.

Again, let me clarify, I am not judging the genuineness of the authors of Left Behind and the leaders of these television ministries. They may be sincere, and have their own walk with God. But they are deceived into wrong ideas concerning Bible prophecy. God may even use Left Behind to influence people for Jesus Christ. But, in the full light of Scripture, prophecy, and the Protestant Reformation, something is terribly wrong. Left Behind is now teaching much of the same Jesuit Futurism as Francisco Ribera, which is hiding the real truth about the Antichrist. Through Left Behind, the floodgates of Futurism have been opened, unleashing a massive tidal wave of false prophecy which is now sweeping over America. Sadly, it is a false “idea whose time has come.”



https://www.timlahaye.com/


Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Russia Protects Established Big Religion, Revives Soviet Era Mandating Finking

"Yarovaya's Law" to Buttress Establishment Religious Monopoly, 
bans religious meetings outside established institutions
passed July 6, 2016
to take effect today- July 20, 2016

From wikipedia:
Irina Anatoleyvna Yarovaya (Russian: Ири́на Анато́льевна Ярова́я; born in Makiivka, Donetsk Oblast, Ukrainian SSR, October 17, 1966) is a Russian political figure, Member of the State Duma from United Russia Party and member of United Russia's General Council. She was elected to the 5th State Duma of the Russian Federation (2007) and 6th State Duma of the Russian Federation (2011). In December 21, 2011, she became the Head of the Parliamentary Committee for Security and Anti-Corruption.[1]
She authored or co-authored multiple laws, including the toughening of responsibility for violating the rules of holding rallies, tightening immigration, criminal libel and registration requirements for 'foreign agents' for non-profit organizations with foreign funding. In 2014, she sponsored a bill prohibiting rehabilitation of Nazism.[2] Another law known as the Yarovaya-Ozerov bill required in particular that telecommunications providers record all of their traffic and keep the record for three years (later shortened to six months). The first version of this counter-terrorism bill would have made it a criminal offense to fail reporting suspicious activities potentially linked with terrorism. This bill's language was subsequently watered down by the Duma.[3][4]

Yarovaya is generally considered a reactionary, in that she sponsored laws limiting civil freedom in the name of security.[5] She was accused of producing low-quality bills possibly contradicting the Constitution of Russia.[4][6][7]

From 1997 to 2007, she was a member in Yabloko Party, and was elected to the Council of People's Deputies of Kamchatka Oblast, where she served as head of the Kamchatka Regional Council, member of the Party's Central Bureau and Vice-Chairman of Yabloko.[8]

On 27 June 2016, she was included to the election list of United Russia as a frontrunner in the Far East region, which virtually guarantees that she is going to be elected to the 7th State Duma in September 2016.[9]

http://www.christiantoday.com/article/calls.to.prayer.as.russias.evangelicals.face.draconian.restrictions/90386.htm

From Human Rights Watch
https://www.hrw.org/news/2016/06/23/draconian-law-rammed-through-russian-parliament

Tanya Lokshina

Russia Program Director

UPDATE (June 24, 2016): The revised bill was finally published on the morning of June 24, the day of the voting. The lawmakers did eliminate the provisions on stripping Russian nationals of their citizenship. The other deeply problematic draft amendments described below remained practically unchanged. At around 12.30 pm the State Duma of the Russian Federation passed the "Yarovaya Law."

On June 24, its very last day in session before the summer break and the September parliamentary election, the lower chamber of Russia’s parliament is planning a final vote – without any meaningful debate or scrutiny – on a set of legislative amendments that severely undermine freedom of expression, freedom of conscience, and the right to privacy – all allegedly in the name of protecting the public from terrorism and extremists, put all really in the service of government control. The draft amendments – called the “Yarovaya Law,” after their key author, Irina Yarovaya, a leading member of the ruling “United Russia” party – included numerous deeply disturbing provisions.

Foremost among them would have enabled the government to strip Russian nationals of their citizenship if they served in foreign armed forces, worked for an “international organization” in whose creation Russia did not take part (whatever that means) or were found guilty of terrorism and extremist crimes. These crimes included, for example, incitement to hostility against an ethnic, social or religious group – a deeply problematic article of Russia’s criminal code often misused and abused by the authorities with the aim of stifling dissent.

It is this “stripping of citizenship” amendment that caused a staggering media outcry when the version of the bill that would be put to the final round of voting was published on the State Duma’s website earlier this week. And no wonder. The Russian Constitution stipulates that, “A Russian Federation national cannot be stripped of his citizenship” – with no exceptions.

The promoters of the bill argued that the provision applied only to those who have a second citizenship or “were in a position to acquire” another citizenship. But their attempts at justification didn’t make it more constitutional or less incoherent.

Heated discussions around this scandalous amendment on the other hand diverted media and public attention from other extremely worrying provisions of the Yarovaya Law that require serious debate and evaluation for their compliance with basic human rights protections. They include:

- Requiring cellular and Internet providers to store all communications data in full for six months and all metadata for three years in the interests of the security services (who cares about the costs, not to mention the right to privacy);

- Making cryptographic backdoors mandatory in all messaging applications (who cares if WhatsApp and many others don’t even hold encryption keys… not to mention the right to privacy);

- Banning proselytizing, preaching, praying, or disseminating religious materials outside of “specially designated places,” like officially recognized religion institutions (who cares about freedom of conscience); and

- Reviving the infamous Soviet norm on criminal liability for failure to report to law enforcement authorities that someone else “has been planning, is perpetrating, or has perpetrated” certain types of crime, and yes,  just like in the Soviet times, it could mean that a priest, for example, will be under obligation to report on what he hears during confession. At the same time, it’s not clear what “planning” stands for or what level of knowledge needs to be proved to hold a person liable.

On the evening of June 22, the final draft of the Yarovaya Law suddenly disappeared from the Duma’s website. At around noon today, June 23, TASS, a pro-Kremlin wire service, reported that the bill is undergoing last minute revisions and that the provision on stripping Russian nationals of their citizenship has been removed. TASS supposedly has a copy of the latest draft – but has not published it. So, with less than 24 hours before the final voting on the bill, we really don’t have a clue about what got scrapped, changed, or added.

It is hard to avoid the impression that the alleged removal of the bill’s most scandalous provision may have been specially designed to have the public breathe a sigh of relief and skim over the fact that even with some improvements, the Yarovaya Law will still severely curb people’s right to exercise free expression and other fundamental freedoms in Russia.
And from Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

http://www.rferl.org/content/russia-yarovaya-law-religious-freedom-restrictions/27852531.html

By Mike Eckel

The legislation, signed into law earlier this month by Russian President Vladimir Putin, had already drawn scorn from critics in and outside of Russia.

Known as the "Yarovaya Law," the measure includes new police and counterterrorism measures that directly echo the sweeping powers wielded by the KGB to stifle dissent and repress opposition activists throughout the Soviet era.

But one largely overlooked aspect of the law is garnering new scrutiny and worry: tight restrictions on the activities of religious groups, particularly smaller denominations.

The new restrictions "will make it easier for Russian authorities to repress religious communities, stifle peaceful dissent, and detain and imprison people," said Thomas J. Reese, who heads the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, a federal government agency that monitors religious expression around the world.

"Neither these measures nor the currently existing antiextremism law meet international human rights and religious freedom standards," he said in statement released last week.

Since the breakup of the communist Soviet Union 25 years ago, Russia's main religious faiths have flourished, with the largest denomination, the Russian Orthodox Church, now awash in money and believers. A law passed in 1997 officially named Orthodox Christianity, along with Islam, Judaism, and Buddhism, as the country's four "traditional" faiths.

After Orthodoxy, Muslims make up the second-largest religious group in Russia, and state funds have been used to help build mosques from Chechnya to Tatarstan.

Other major Christian denominations like the Roman Catholic Church have also been allowed to operate openly and largely without restrictions, though the Vatican and Russian Orthodox leaders have clashed in the past over ownership of church property dating back to the Bolshevik Revolution.

But denominations with a smaller presence in Russia -- Protestants or Jehovah's Witnesses, for example -- have long been viewed with hostility from state officials and religious authorities, and many have long complained the 1997 law set up registration and administrative procedures that were onerous and expensive to comply with.
The law signed by Putin, which takes effect on July 20, is ostensibly aimed at tightening measures in the fight against terrorism.

Among its most controversial provisions, the law increases security agencies' access to private communications, requiring telecom companies to store all telephone conversations, text messages, videos, and picture messages for six months and make this data available to authorities.
But the law also puts more restrictions on religious groups' activities in the name of fighting "extremism," a term that rights activists have long complained is so broad and ill-defined that any manner of dissent or unsanctioned protest could be criminalized.

For religious groups, the new law requires people to get official permits through a registered religious group and bars things like prayer meetings from taking place anywhere except for officially recognized religious buildings. That would potentially forbid house churches.

Members of a religious group would also potentially be barred from e-mailing invitations to people interested in services, according to Christianity Today, a web-based news service focused on religious issues.
Violators could be fined, or potentially expelled from Russia.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, the Utah-headquartered denomination known widely as the Mormons, issued a statement on July 8 suggesting concern with the law, saying it "will have an impact on missionary work." Mission work, which involves members, typically young people, spreading information about the church, is a central precept for the denomination.
"The church will honor, sustain, and obey the law," said the organization, which has around 23,000 members in Russia. "The church will further study and analyze the law and its impact as it goes into effect."

Sergei Ryakhovsky, a Pentecostal church leader and co-head of an organization of Protestant churches in Russia, said in an open letter co-signed by him that the law contradicted the Russian Constitution.
"The obligation on every believer to have a special permit to spread his or her beliefs, as well as hand out religious literature and material outside of places of worship and used structures, is not only absurd and offensive, but also creates the basis for mass persecution of believers for violating these provisions," said the letter, which was posted on the Russian-language religious website Portal-Credo.
"This law brings us back to a shameful past," it said.
Mormons and Jehovah Witnesses rely heavily upon door to door proselytizing.

However, such a law would weigh even heavier upon the Amish faith, as forbidding holding services in houses would effectively ban the Amish faith, as it rejects churches, and holds services in the homes of its various members, while Jehovah Witnesses will have modest church structures and the Mormons having rather significant ones.

Indeed "Yarovaya's Law" is in complete contradiction with Acts 17: 24-25:

Acts 17:24-25King James Version (KJV)

24 God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands;
25 Neither is worshipped with men's hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things;

As such, this law can be viewed as an instrument of satan.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Cover Up of Catholic Crime- Failing To Highlight The Mary Surratt House

in Washington, D.C., famous scene of the planning of the crime of the assassination of U.S. President Lincoln

About Mary Surratt: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Surratt













http://greatergreaterwashington.org/post/2310/then-and-now-surratt-boarding-house/#comments

Then (left): Though photographed ca. 1900, the house (left) wasn't much different from when Mary Surratt ran a boarding house at 604 H. Street, NW. She became connected to the Lincoln Assassination because she rented rooms to John Wilkes Booth and his conspirators prior to the attack on President Lincoln. Image from the Library of Congress, Brady-Handy Photograph Collection

Now (right): The main entrances have been moved to the ground level rather than the second. While largely intact, there is not much of historical significance beyond the shell and the address. Currently, both the Surratt house and the structure to the west of it have Chinese food services on the ground floor.

Some relevant comments:

One of the great mysteries of D.C. is why this old house hasn't been acquired by the National Park Service and restored. Its history is not insignificant.
by John Fuller on Jan 4, 2011 3:51 pm • linkreport

I can't believe that the Historical Society would allow a chinese restaurant to move into a building as important in history as Mary Surratt's home on H Street in Washington, D.C. Good grief, chinese food is not important but our American history is. It hardly resembles the same boarding house that it use to. I would just bet that the people leasing that building now do not know the history of it.
by bunz on Aug 18, 2011 11:56 am • linkreport

I think it ought to be preserved as it is still a part of history...People are fascinated by anything connected to the Civil War...
by Peggy Cochran on Aug 11, 2013 6:53 am • linkreport
I will never understand why this building was allowed to be turned into a Chinese Restaurant!! ~ Why wasn't it preserved as an Historic Building, if I had Lots of money I would buy the building and restore it to it's original condition!
by Sandra Freeman on Mar 22, 2014 9:01 am • linkreport
I agree with you Sandra...It is so much a part of history that should not be erased or forgotten! With being located right here in Washington, D.C. it is every bit as important as Ford's Theater and the house where Lincoln died....
by Peggy Cochran on Mar 24, 2014 9:16 pm • linkreport
Please tell me why the Historical Society did not take possession of the Surratt House and keep is in it's original state and open to the public as a place of historical significance?
by Jeanne Heyworth on Mar 24, 2014 11:20 pm • linkreport
That is what I would like to know, Jeanne....
by Peggy Cochran on Mar 25, 2014 9:29 am • linkreport
I have to concur with Jeanne & Peggy, so tragic to see this building being used as a purveyor off fast-food; the Historical Society should really.....well, you know?!! Then again, if they're anything like 'English Heritage', the UK's equivalent of the Historical Society, then I wouldn't expect something to happen anytime soon.
by Micky Vee (England) on Apr 2, 2014 9:56 pm • linkreport

Mary Surratt's boarding house served as a nest/bed for the perpetrators of one of the most horrible crimes in all of American history. That that historic building should turn into a restaurant is a crime. It should be renovated, brought back to its appearance in 1865, then made a museum... It would/will be very well attended, to say the least.
by Sten on Jul 17, 2016 5:49 pm • linkreport

Indeed, it is as if the U.S. government has plenty of people within it that would rather not highlight this piece of history revealing the extensive Roman Catholic involvement in the assassination of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln.

https://www.amazon.com/Catholics-Mrs-Mary-Surratt-Conspirator/dp/0761840230

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Ivory Burning Satanic Ritual?!


https://forum.davidicke.com/showthread.php?t=81300
excerpt- We are following the satanic plan. We can now see why there has to be a depression because the occult ritual has actually brought about a depression so we know the satanic bankers have been working towards a depression. After that, we have these dark energy matter beings, these demons which the Rothschilds and the satanists seem to worship and we know that, in order to collapse quantum wave functions, we need hyperinfinity which is the iron in the blood. Blood is made in the marrow of the bones, so the bones are actually the repositories in humans for this hyperinfinity. So if you want, as the satanists do, to put demons into human bodies, i.e. kick out your soul and put in another soul, then you have to burn a lot of bones, spill a lot of blood in order to allow this giant ritual, after the depression (which originated in Dresden where half a million people were sacrificed), but if they can get into the billion, the satanist Rothschilds and bankers can perform the ritual to achieve their aims.

http://iworry.org/burning-ivory-is-just-the-beginning/?gclid=CN2c-aGC8c0CFQIfhgodJqUKRw
May 9th 2016:
On Saturday 30th April, [note: 4th month, 30th day] Kenya Wildlife Service torched over 100 tons of elephant ivory in an effort to curb the demand for ivory. The 11 pyres represented over 10,000 elephants and sent a strong message to the world – elephants are worth more alive.

F.A.Q. Holidays | churchofsatan.com

www.churchofsatan.com/faq-holidays.php
In particular, April 30th, called Walpurgisnacht, is the Spring climax and the anniversary of the founding of the Church of Satan and is generally noted.

Facts:

- Tons of ivory can be harvested annually from elephants that died of natural causes.  An ivory trade does not necessarily require maiming or killing elephants.

- Burning ivory is a huge waste that denies income that could be used from its regulated sale that could be used not only to purchase food for hungry people, but also fund a drone program to enforce prohibitions against poaching.

Why is it that this well funded "save the elephants" movement is so focused upon the wasteful burning of ivory, and so little upon actually enforcing anti poaching laws?

--- appendum July 18, 2016 ---


My research so far implicates Richard Leakey, who is a citizen of Kenya, as the villain behind pushing this disgusting waste of ivory.

According to his wiki bio, he resolved to "... never be a Christian" and is described as an atheist.

IMHO, Leakey's rejection of God the Creator and of Jesus Christ made him more susceptible to satanic influence.



Sunday, June 26, 2016

7-16-2016 Evangelicals To Unite With The Beast

at Washington, D.C. event



(TRUNEWS) On July 16th during an event called “Together 2016” Pope Francis will address up to a million Christian’s by video cast at the National Mall in Washington D.C..

The event has been organized by college pastor Nick Hall, the founder of PULSE, a prayer and evangelism movement to empower the church and awaken the culture to Jesus.

Pope Francis will join the line-up of over 40 well-known speakers, recording artists, authors and leaders including:

Hillsong United,  worship band originated from Hillsong Church
Kari Jobe, American contemporary Christian music singer
Francis Chan, pastor and church planter
Lucre, American Christian hip hop artist, songwriter, record producer and actor
Passion Conference, Christian organization
Crowder, American Christian folktronica musician
Kirk Franklin, American gospel musician, choir director, and author
Ravi Zacharias, Indian-born Canadian-American Christian apologist
Jeremy Camp, American contemporary Christian musician and songwriter
Andy Mineo, American Christian hip hop artist, producer, and TV and music video director
Michael W. Smith, American musician
Lauren Daigle, American contemporary Christian music singer
Christine Caine, A21 founder, Australian activist, evangelist and international speaker
Mark Batterson, author and lead pastor of National Community Church in Washington, D.C.
Matthew West, American contemporary Christian musician, singer-songwriter, and actor
Jo Saxton, author and Director of 3DM
Mike Kelsey, Mclean Bible Church Silver Spring Campus Pastor
Casting Crowns, contemporary Christian and Christian rock band
John K. Jenkins Sr., lead pastor of First Baptist Church of Glenarden
Josh McDowell, Christian apologist, evangelist, and writer
Laurel Bunker, Bethel University Dean of Campus Ministries/Campus Pastor
Luis Palau, international Christian evangelist
Tedashii, American Christian hip hop artist and member of the hip-hop troupe, 116 Clique
Tasha Cobbs, American urban contemporary gospel musician
Lacey Sturm, American singer and songwriter
York Moore, author and National Evangelist for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship USA
Trip Lee, American Southern rapper, singer, poet, and author
Samuel Rodriguez, American Christian evangelist
Ronnie Floyd, President of the Southern Baptist Convention
Reid Saunders, evangelist at Reid Saunders Association
Bob Lenz, Life Promotions, Inc.
Jose Mayas, lead pastor of Sunset: A Jesus Church
Jennie Allen, author
Nabeel Qureshi, author and global speaker with Ravi Zacharias International Ministries
Ann Voskamp, author
KB, American Christian hip hop artis
Christine D’claris, American Christian music singer, songwriter and worship leader
Matt Maher, Canadian contemporary Christian music artist, songwriter, and worship leader
Sammy Wanyonyi, Founder, President and Lead Communicator of Shine in the World Ministries
Lindsey Nobles, Strategist and Chief Operating Officer at IF:GATHERING
Amena Brown, Spoken Word Poe
Josh Brewer, Communicator/Vice President of Outreach for LifeLight

Regarding the Pope’s confirmation, Nick Hall said in a statement: “That His Holiness would choose to speak into this historic day is a testament to the urgency and the need for followers of Jesus to unite in prayer for our nation and our world. We are humbled and honored by his involvement and are eager to share his message with the crowd that gathers at Together 2016.”

According to a press release from  PRNewswire, more than 1,000 churches nationwide have already pledged to attend, and there will be 8,000 service opportunities within a 100-mile radius of Washington, D.C. during the week before and after Together 2016.

On their website, Together 2016 states they are “taking a stand against division”, noting:

“Race. Class. Politics. Social media. Religion. The millennial generation is the most cause-driven in history—but our causes put us at odds and we create enemies of each other. The Church is paying a price. Young people associate faith with arguing and politicking. The message that Jesus loves us and offers a reset is getting lost in the noise. Jesus directly challenged a culture of division. He prayed we would be one—one family, one body. And He told us to love our enemies. Everyone loves their friends; it’s when we love those who aren’t like us that the world takes note. It’s time to come together around Jesus in a counter-cultural moment of unity and love for each other. “

Read more at http://www.trunews.com/pope-francis-to-speak-at-dc-christian-gathering-together-2016/#mw8TDzzevD3VHzIL.99


At age 33, Nick has been tagged as an international voice in the cause of evangelism. Nick sits on the leadership teams for the US Lausanne Committee, the National Association of Evangelicals, and the student advisory team for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA). As a voice to the next generation, Nick has shared the Gospel in person to nearly three million students and is regularly featured as a speaker for pastors gatherings, student conferences, training events, and festivals around the world. He has been featured on major media outlets including the US News & World Report, Fox News, Christianity Today, Moody Radio, Christian Broadcasting Network, Trinity Broadcast Network, The Christian Post, Decision Magazine, and Baptist Press. Nick is married to his best friend, Tiffany, and they are proud parents of Truett (age 3) and Ruby (born October 2015). They live in Minneapolis, MN. Nick has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from NDSU and a Master’s in Leadership and Christian Thought from Bethel Seminary in St. Paul, MN.





Sunday, May 15, 2016

Sunday, October 2, 2016 Set As Start Date For Jesuit General Congregation To Elect Adolfo Nicholas' Successor

Replacement for Nicholas would leave 3 living Superior Generals, 
with Kolvenbach, who retired in 2008, still alive

http://www.catholicnews.com/services/englishnews/2014/jesuit-superior-sets-date-for-2016-congregation-to-elect-his-successor.cfm

Jesuit superior sets date for 2016 congregation to elect his successor

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service
12.9.2014 12:00 AM ET 

ROME (CNS) -- The general congregation to elect a new superior general for the Jesuits will begin with a Mass the evening of Oct. 2, 2016, the order announced.

Last May, Father Adolfo Nicolas, the current Jesuit superior, announced his intention to resign in late 2016 after he turns 80.

Announcing the exact date for the meeting, Father Nicolas said, "It is providential that we, as a society, are beginning this journey" toward the congregation and election at the beginning of the Year of Consecrated Life.

In his letter for the year, Father Nicolas said Dec. 9, "Pope Francis expresses his hopes that religious such as ourselves might rediscover the joy of consecrated life, recover our prophetic witness that 'wakes up the world,' truly become 'experts in communion,' and go 'out of ourselves to the existential peripheries.'"

The pope, he said, "asks that all religious discern 'what it is that God and people today are asking of them.' This is precisely the kind of deep discernment we as a society are called to make."

The heads of Jesuit provinces around the world and other superiors will schedule and prepare provincial congregation meetings, which must be held before July 31, 2015, Father Nicolas said in a letter to the almost 17,000 Jesuits in the world.

Each provincial congregation of the Society of Jesus will be asked to forward to the order's Rome headquarters their response to the question: "What do we discern to be the three most important calls that the Lord makes to the whole society today?"

He urged all of the men to enter into a process of "profound and genuine spiritual discernment" about the life and mission of the Jesuits in the church and in the world today, keeping in mind Pope Francis' calls for the renewal of the entire church.

Last May, Father Nicolas told his Jesuit brothers, "I have reached the personal conviction that I should take the needed steps toward submitting my resignation to a general congregation," an idea he said he already discussed with Pope Francis, with officials at the Jesuit headquarters and with the Jesuit provincials.

Like the pope, the superior general of the Jesuits is elected for life, although the Jesuit constitutions include provisions for the superior general to resign. In 2008, Father Nicolas succeeded Father Peter-Hans Kolvenbach, who resigned at age 79.

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http://continuingcounterreformation.blogspot.com/2014/05/adolfo-nichols-sj-to-reportedly-retire.html

http://continuingcounterreformation.blogspot.com/2015/12/more-popes-than-ever-before.html

http://continuingcounterreformation.blogspot.com/2016/02/the-impending-papal-satanic-sacrifice.html