Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Are we on the verge of Financial Armageddon? You decide.


The Commission's President Barroso wants to mete out punishment to transgressing governments
The European Commission has unveiled plans to punish countries that fail to bring their debts under control and pose a potential risk to the euro. click here.

The EU Austerity ( Strick budgetary measures to bring alive economies) drive by country.. click here

In graphics: Eurozone in crisis click here 

The global pensions conundrum

 

Food price rises are growing concern click here

US Economy A Train Wreck? click here


 James 5  tells us what time it is!

JAMES 5
1 Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you.
2 Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are motheaten.
3 Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days.
4 Behold, the hire of the laborers who have reaped down your fields, which is of you kept back by fraud, crieth: and the cries of them which have reaped are entered into the ears of the Lord of Sabaoth.
5 Ye have lived in pleasure on the earth, and been wanton; ye have nourished your hearts, as in a day of slaughter.
6 Ye have condemned and killed the just; and he doth not resist you.
7 Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain.
8 Be ye also patient; establish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh.

 

 


Anti-austerity protests erupted across Europe today. things are heating up as expected.

  • Tens of thousands march on EU's Brussels headquarters
  • Strikes and protests in Greece, Portugal, Ireland, Slovenia and Lithuania
  • French government unveils budget cuts of £34 billion
Anti-austerity protests erupted across Europe today - Greek doctors and railway employees walked out, Spanish workers shut down trains and buses, and one man even blocked the Irish parliament with a cement truck.
Tens of thousands of demonstrators marched through the streets of Brussels toward European Union buildings in bright red, green and blue labor union jackets, aiming to reinforce the impact of Spain's first nationwide strike in eight years.
Strikes or protests were also taking place in Greece, Portugal, Ireland, Slovenia and Lithuania, all aimed at the budget-slashing, tax-hiking, pension-cutting austerity plans that European governments have implemented to try to control their debt.
In flames: A police car burns during riots in Barcelona as Spanish workers stage a general strike to protest austerity measures
In flames: A police car burns during riots in Barcelona as Spanish workers stage a general strike to protest austerity measures
protests
Target: Anti-capitalist protesters vandalize a police car during riots in Barcelona
The march in Brussels was taking place just as the EU Commission proposed new penalties to punish member states that have run up deficits, mainly to fund social programs in a time of high unemployment. 
The proposal, backed by Germany, is running into strong opposition from France, which wants politicians to decide on sanctions, not rigid rules alone.
Bleeding: A demonstrator reacts angrily after being hit by riot police during protests in Barcelona
Bleeding: A demonstrator reacts angrily after being hit by riot police during protests in Barcelona
'It is a bizarre time for the European Commission to be proposing a regime of punishment,' John Monks, general secretary of the European Trade Union Confederation, said.
'How is that going to make the situation better? It is going to make it worse.'
Unions fear that workers will become the biggest victims of an economic crisis set off by bankers and traders, many of whom were rescued by massive government intervention.

'It is not right that people on low salaries have to pay to prop up the country. It should be the banks,' said Belgian demonstrator Evelain Foncis.
Several governments, already living dangerously with high debt, were pushed to the brink of financial collapse and have been forced to impose punishing cuts in wages, pensions and employment - measures that have brought workers out by the tens of thousands over the past months.
'There is a great danger that the workers are going to be paying the price for the reckless speculation that took place in financial markets,' Monks said.
'You really got to reschedule these debts so that they are not a huge burden on the next few years and cause Europe to plunge down into recession.'
In Spain, Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero's Socialist government is under severe pressure because of unpopular measures put in place to save Europe's fourth-largest economy from a bailout like one that saved Greece from bankruptcy.
The cuts have helped Spain trim its central government deficit by half through July but the unemployment rate stands at 20 per cent, and many businesses are struggling to survive.
protests
A protester shows a victory sign during a Solidarity trade union demonstration against budget cuts, in front of the Polish government office, in Warsaw
Mobilised: Picketers march through central Valencia during today's nationwide general strike in Spain
Mobilised: Picketers march through central Valencia during today's nationwide general strike in Spain
The strike was Spain's first general strike since 2002 and marked a break in the once-close relationship between unions and the Socialist government.
Whistle-blowing picketers blocked trucks from delivering produce at the main wholesale markets in Madrid and Barcelona.
Strikers hurled eggs and screamed 'scabs' at drivers trying to leave a city bus garage in Madrid. Airlines canceled hundreds of flights.
Greece, which had to be rescued this spring by the 15 other nations that share the euro currency just to stave off bankruptcy, has also been forced to cut deep into workers' allowances, with weeks of bitter strikes and actions as a result.
Greek bus and trolley drivers walked off the job for several hours while Athens' metro system and tram shut down.
National railway workers also walked off the job, disrupting rail connections across the country, while doctors at state hospitals were on a 24-hour strike.
Civil unrest: Police officers coral picketers in Valencia on a strike called by Spanish labour groups, including the two largest unions CCOO and UGT
Civil unrest: Police officers coral picketers in Valencia on a strike called by Spanish labour groups, including the two largest unions CCOO and UGT

Greek tragedy: Strikers clash with riot police during a rally in Athens in April - more protests are expected today
Greek tragedy: Strikers clash with riot police during a rally in Athens in April - more protests are expected today
Greece has already been suffering from two weeks of protests by truck drivers who have made it difficult for businesses to get supplies.
Many supermarkets are seeing shortages, while producers complaining they are unable to export their goods.
Greece's government has imposed stringent austerity measures, including cutting civil servants' salaries, trimming pensions and hiking consumer and income taxes.
Several other EU nations are also planning actions.
In Dublin, a man blocked the gates of the Irish parliament with a cement truck to protest the country's expensive bank bailout.
Written across the truck's barrel in red letters were the words: 'Toxic Bank' Anglo and 'All politicians should be sacked.'
Attack: The cement mixer didn't make it past the gates of the parliament building in Dublin
Attack: The cement mixer didn't make it past the gates of the parliament building in Dublin
Protests
Written across the truck's barrel in red letters were the words: 'Toxic Bank' Anglo and 'All politicians should be sacked'
Police arrested a 41-year-old man but gave few other details.
The Anglo Irish Bank, which was nationalised last year to save it from collapse, owes some £62 billion to depositors worldwide, leaving Irish taxpayers with a mammoth bill at a time when people are suffering through high unemployment, tax hikes and heavy budget cuts.
Also Wednesday, some 400 protesters rallied in an illegal demonstration in Vilnius to demand authorities in Lithuania cease harsh austerity measures such as salary cuts.
'All of working Europe is on the streets today to express dismay over nearsighted income-cutting politics,' said Vytautas Jusys, a 40-year-old engineer who lost his job this year.
In Slovenia, thousands of public service workers continued their open-ended strike on Wednesday to protest the government's plan to freeze their salaries for two years - or until economy grows again at a rate of 3 per cent.
Unions in Portugal expect some 30,000 people to show up for demonstrations.
protests
Demonstrators hold banners as they march down a main boulevard in Brussels

protests
A Spanish Civil Guard officer in full riot gear stands in front of a burning barricade blocking the A-8 highway in the northern Spanish village of Muros del Nalon
protests
A passenger sleeps on a luggage trolley at the airport after many scheduled flights were cancelled as some air traffic controllers and ground crews honored the general strike call
The French government unveiled a package of spending cuts and tax rises in a bid to reduce the deficit sharply in the face of pressure from its European partners and international investors.
The 2011 budget presented in parliament includes 40 billion euros (£34 billion) in spending cuts and extra revenue that Budget Minister Francois Baroin says will rein in the country's deficit to 6% of gross domestic product next year from 7.7 per cent in 2010.
'This is a historic budget,' Baroin said. 'A drop in the deficit by 1.7 percentage points in one year has not been seen in fifty years,' he said.To meet its goal, the government is also counting on economic growth picking up to 2 per cent next year from 1.5  in 2010.
Finance Minister Christine Lagarde said she had 'no hesitation' in sticking with that forecast, which is above that of many private sector economists as well as the European Commission.
France has pledged to its European partners to bring down its deficit to 3 per cent of GDP by 2013. While Germany has set 2016 as a date to balance its budget, Baroin would only say that France will 'probably take a little longer' to do the same.
France's debt meanwhile is forecast to continue rising to almost 88 per cent of GDP in 2012 from 83 per cent this year, and to begin falling beginning in 2013.
Much of the spending cuts in next year's budget come from a rollback in stimulus measures France introduced during the financial crisis.
Another 10 billion euros (£8.5 billion) will be saved by eliminating tax breaks, including those for so-called 'triple-play' internet, television and telephone contracts and a break for newly wedded couples.


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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Vatican Prepares to Control Through Civil Law

Dear Friend,
In mid the nineteenth century, Lord Acton one of the greatest Roman Catholic historians
of described the Papacy as “the fiend skulking behind the Crucifix.”1 Acton, famous for his
saying, “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely,” clearly pinpointed Papal
Rome as the academic and legal cause of the more than six hundred years of the Inquisition and
other atrocities such as the St. Bartholomew’s Massacre, which began in Paris August 24 1572, and
spread throughout France. Quiet, calculated, and premeditated legal agreements between Papal
Rome made these horrors of history possible. In these dreadful centuries the Roman Catholic
Church proclaimed that salvation was only by means of her sacramental system, and therefore of
necessity, she needed a legally engineered force to silence the true Gospel. Her apostasy from the
Gospel has not changed in the 193 years since the Inquisition as the Vatican Council II and the
Catechism of the Catholic Church (1994) clearly show.
The article below is intended to stimulate an interest in history so as not to repeat its misery and to
inform believers of the calm deliberate and designed civil agreements taking place between the
Vatican and most nations in our own day. “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that
giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.” (James 1:5)
Yours in the Lord’ grace and truth,
Richard Bennett
Vatican Prepares to Control Through Civil Law
“Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.”
By Richard Bennett
The Earth Charter and the United Religions Initiative are two instrumental pieces in the
international networking of movements across the world that are leading to a one world religion.
Because of the Vatican’s worldwide authority through civil law and the number of Roman
Catholic priests, nuns, and influential persons engaged in these movements (official sources
remaining aloof), Bible believers need an informed perspective on where events are leading.
The Earth Charter
After eight years of planning, which has involved more than 25 global leaders and
100,000 people in environment, business, politics, religion, and education in 51 countries, the
Earth Charter was formalized on March 15, 2000.2 It is a comprehensive document of global
ethics and a political blueprint for world government. The Earth Charter process was initiated by
a former Prime Minister of The Netherlands and was carried out under the direction of Mikhail
Gorbachev and Maurice Strong, the Chairman of the Earth Council. The principles of the Earth
Charter include built in global governance as defined by the United Nations (UN) Commission
on Global Governance (1995) and other UN commissions. Something of the desire for legal
power is seen in one of its statements, “In order to build a sustainable global community, the
nations of the world must renew their commitment to the United Nations, fulfill their obligations
under existing international agreements, and support the implementation of Earth Charter

1 Acton, Correspondence, 55; as quoted in Himmelfarb, Lord Acton, p. 151
2 The Earth Charter can be read on the Internet at http://www.earthcharter.org/draft/charter.htm

principles with an international legally binding instrument on environment and development.
”3
United Religions Initiative. (URI)
The philosophy behind the Earth Charter is fully incorporated into the United Religions
Initiative (URI).4 URI is designed to evolve into a United Nations for Religions, with the United
Religions Charter being signed on June 26, 2000, three months after the Earth Charter. URI to
date has held three summit conferences, with the June 2000 conference marking the birth of a
truly global organization that stands as a mother ready to embrace into her bosom all the
religions of the world. While the whole emphasis is “spiritual” it is quite interesting that the
desire for the same legal power club is as evident in the documents of URI as it is in the Earth
Charter. For example, according to the Preamble to the Charter, URI plans a Worldwide
Movement “...to support freedom of religion and spiritual expression, and the rights of all
individuals and peoples as set forth in international law.”
Power through Civil Law
Control of civil law and law among European nations is what the Catholic Church thrived
on through the Dark and the Middle Ages. This control was the primary underpinning of her
power during the six hundred years of the Inquisition and in the growth of her religious power
system generally throughout the centuries. Her ability to grow in strength and numbers is always
in proportion to her legal agreements with any nation. In the nations where she has legal
concordats with the civil governments, she succeeds both in holding down the Gospel and in
simultaneously furthering her position as keeper of the ubiquitous, highly sensuous, and most
effective sacramental system known to modern man. The latent control mechanisms in
international law that can be seen in The Earth Charter and in URI are of precisely the kind that
enables Catholicism to thrive. In time past it was through legal agreements that Rome brought
kings and princes to heel. Without the Gospel, Catholics through their fear of death were all
their lifetime subject to her bondage, for RCC teaching both then and now is that there is no
salvation outside the Church. Woe to the ruler who resisted the papal will! Subjects could be,
were, and can still be released from their oaths of allegiance; whole states could be, and were
placed under interdict. Since early in the 20th century under Pius XII, however, the legal strategy
has become even more autocratic.
Power Refined in Concordats
A “concordat” is an international contract, which legally binds the nation involved, and the
Vatican. It guarantees the Roman Catholic Church and Catholics the right of freedom of religion
and worship. A concordat also secures rights such as that of defining doctrine, establishing
Roman Catholic education, negotiating laws regarding property, appointing bishops, and
recognizing Roman Catholic law regarding marriage and annulment. Such legal issues are
agreed on in civil law between the “Holy See” (as she in her position as a sovereign state is
legally called) and the other nation.
Prior to 1989, the Holy See signed international agreements primarily with European and
Latin American countries. Vatican control can be seen very clearly in those nations where
concordats have long been established as, for example, in Germany under the extant concordat
3 Bolding in any quotation indicates emphasis added in this report.
4 URI website is: http://www.united-religions.org
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worked out between under Pius XII and Hitler. The Vatican’s desire to maintain civil relations
with other nations is now greater than ever. From 1950 to 1999, 128 concordats were signed
between Rome and various states. In the course of nine years, 43 concordats were signed
between the Holy See and other nations. Even nations of the Middle East, Asia, and Africa are
entering juridical agreements with Rome. Moreover, the Church of Rome has much influence in
national and international laws, particularly in the nations in which she has papal nuncios as
ambassadors. At present she maintains diplomatic relations with 172 countries at embassy level.
According to the Catholic Almanac, papal representatives “receive from the Roman Pontiff the
charge of representing him in a fixed way in the various nations or regions of the world.” “An
apostolic nuncio has the diplomatic rank of ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary.
Traditionally, because the diplomatic service of the Holy See has the longest uninterrupted
history in the world, a nuncio has precedence among diplomats in the country to which he is
accredited and serves as dean of the diplomatic corps on state occasions.”5
The Vatican, desiring to maintain official diplomatic intercourse with all nations, woos
Libya, all the while maintaining relations with Israel. She has had uninterrupted relations with
Cuba while having great difficulties with China, Korea, and Vietnam. Some Islamic countries
have failed as yet to sign agreements with the Holy See, although some of their reluctance now
may be swept aside with the successful outreach to Islam through the Pope’s latest
Damascus trip during which he donned white cloth slippers to enter a Muslim sanctuary.
Through her many Roman Catholic representatives in government, her own direct influence as a
civil power, and in particular through her concordats, Rome is now able to influence
substantially civil rulers and civil policy in many nations.6 Should she gain control of the
international criminal court, she would be again fulfilling the Scripture, “And the woman which
thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.”7
Effective legal structures
To establish legal structures effective to her purposes is the goal of Rome.
Understanding this, the remarks of Archbishop Martino, Rome’s permanent observer to the
United Nations, bear all the more weight, “As Pope John Paul has stated, ‘Within the
international community the Holy See supports every effort to establish effective juridical
structures….’”8 It can be argued that the Roman system has no official position in URI and
other like organizations. This is true, but the Church of Rome has always worked in such a way
so as technically to keep her hands clean while having her laws and mindset implemented by
others, particularly civil power. This is how she operated in the Dark and Middle Ages,
particularly during the Inquisition when the civil powers in the name of civil law prosecuted
millions under her murderous church law. The structure of the Roman system makes her capable
not only of gaining a predominant position but also capable of maintaining the upper hand so that
in fact “Holy Mother” takes all into herself. For example, “Holy Mother Church” is only one of
154 sovereign states participating in the International Criminal Court; yet she is much more. Her

5 Our Sunday Visitor’s Catholic Almanac, 2001, p. 277.
6 See Ecclesiastical Megalomania: The Economic and Political Thought of the Roman Catholic Church
by John W. Robbins (USA: The Trinity Foundation, 1999) for in depth study.
http://www.trinityfoundation.org
7 Revelation 17:18.
8 Catholic International August, 1998, Vol. 9, No. 8, p. 350.


citizenry, whose allegiance is first to the Roman Catholic Church9, dwells within each of these
nations. Many of her citizens have access to positions in the ruling structure of that nation
where, as Roman Catholics, they are enjoined by the Roman Catholic Church to use their
influence and position to bring that nation into line with papal desires on any issue. The
Catechism of the Catholic Church (1994) is very clear on the issue,
#899 The initiative of lay Christians is necessary especially when the matter involves
discovering or inventing the means for permeating social, political, and economic realities
with the demands of Christian [i.e., Roman Catholic] doctrine and life. This initiative is a
normal element of the life of the Church: Lay believers are in the front line of Church life;
for them the Church is the animating principle of human society. Therefore, they in
particular ought to have an ever clearer consciousness not only of belonging to the Church,
but of being the Church, that is to say, the community of the faithful on earth under the
leadership of the Pope….
Due to the totalitarian nature of the Roman Catholic Church, however, none of the non Catholic
citizens of other nations have positions of power within her ruling structure. Thus, although the
Holy See has formal diplomatic ties with the various states, Catholic power can be brought to
bear covertly against that nation which refuses to defer to her views, particularly those regarding
matters of faith and morals. So it is that such power over individuals, held in place by
concordats that legally guarantee the teaching, for example, of Can. 752, 333, and #882 of the
Catechism (see Footnote 8), eventually can hinder the freedom of religion and worship of those
the Holy See deems to be false churches.

“Absolute power corrupts absolutely”
The Emperor Justinian in the sixth century was the main architect who established the
foundation for Rome’s ability to impose external unity.10 Moreover, “During the ninth century,
there was a concerted effort to renew society and centralize Western civilization. It is usually called
the Carolingian Reform after its initiator, Charlemagne, who was crowned Roman Emperor by the
pope on the feast day of Christmas in the year 800. Its intention was to stabilize the structures of
Christendom, and one of its chief tools was reliance on church law.”11 The famous Hildebrand
Pope Gregory VII nailed down the legal power base of papal canon law so that it became
incorporated into Western civilization in the legal system of nations in the eleventh century. All
this made possible the Inquisition from 1203 A.D. (in person of Pope Innocent III) until its
dissolution in Spain and Portugal in 1808. The Vatican’s persecution of believers they deemed

9 Can. 752 “Although not an assent of faith, a religious submission of the intellect and will must be given
to a doctrine which the Supreme Pontiff or the college of bishops declares concerning faith or morals
when they exercise the authentic magisterium, even if they do not intend to proclaim it by definitive act;
therefore, the Christian faithful are to take care to avoid those things which do not agree with it.” Can.
333, Sec. 3 “No appeal or recourse is permitted against a sentence or decree of the Roman Pontiff.” Code
of Canon Law, Latin Eng. ed., New English Tr. (Wash. DC 20064: Canon Law Society of America,
1988) #882 “…the Roman Pontiff, by reason of his office as Vicar of Christ, and as pastor of the entire
Church has full, supreme, and universal power over the whole Church, a power which he can always
exercise unhindered.” Catechism of the Catholic Church (San Francisco, CA: Ignatius Press, 1994).
Also, #937 and elsewhere.
10 LeRoy Edwin Froom, The Prophetic Faith of Our Fathers (Hagerstown, MD 21740: Review and
Herald, 1950) Vol. I, pp. 505, 506.
11The Code of Canon Law: A Text and Commentary, James A. Coriden, Thomas J. Green, Donald E.
Heintschel, eds. (Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 1985) p. 2.
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heretics, was done by legal civil means. It involved incarceration, confiscation of property,
torture, internment without trial, and death. The present Pope, by means of the decree on
infallibility of Vatican Council I, the 1917 adoption of the Code of Canon Law, and the revision
of the Code under his authority in 1983, is able to work no less autocratically than Pope Pius
XII12. Although kept in bounds presently by other forces, papal power now has become so
consolidated that it is able to surpass what Hildebrand Pope Gregory VII did in his day. Then
the known world was much smaller and the only international system was Rome herself and the
Holy Roman Empire. Now the stage is set for a one world government. Perplexingly, many
Christians simply want to escape. While some Christians are well informed and aware of the
seriousness of the present move to a world religion, nonetheless, most of what is published falls
in within the norms of political correctness in which Roman Catholicism is not mentioned.
Many present day Evangelicals seem totally ignorant of the laws still standing in the Roman
Catholic dogma. For example the statement, “The Church is to be separated from the state, and
the state from the Church.” was condemned as an error by “His Holiness, our Lord Pope Pius
XI” and still is.13 The extent to which Rome claims a right to judge and impose chastening has
not changed since the days of the Inquisition. In present day canon law she states, Canon 1405
(Sect.1) “It is the right of the Roman Pontiff himself alone to judge in cases mentioned in Can.
1401: 1. those who hold the highest civil office in a state....” Not for nothing, then, is the
interest with which the Church of Rome involves herself in promoting the International Criminal
Court and like measures.

The power structure behind globalization
The structure of the Roman Catholic Church is a totalitarian hierarchy. It must never be
forgotten that the Roman Papacy is an absolute, unlimited, tyrannical monarchy, a worldly,
secular government. It has its territorial dominions; it had its court, ambassadors, detective
force, legislature, jurisprudence, advocates, prison, taxes, bank, concordats, ambitious plans and
policy, is more widely spread than any secular nation and entrenched in many countries.
Nonetheless, the Roman Catholic Church is also very different from other secular powers. Her
spiritual commerce goes hand in hand with her civil power, claiming infallibility and
international recognition.14 Ignaz von Dollinger, a leading Roman Catholic historian in Germany,
warned the world in his own day regarding the tremendous power of the Roman Pontiff,
“The Pope’s authority is unlimited, incalculable; it can strike, as Innocent III says, wherever
sin is; it can punish every one; it allows no appeal and is itself Sovereign Caprice; for the
Pope carries, according to the expression of Boniface VIII, all rights in the Shrine of his
breast. As he has now become infallible, he can by the use of the little word, “orbi,” (which
means that he turns himself round to the whole Church) make every rule, every doctrine,
every demand, into a certain and incontestable article of Faith. No right can stand
against him, no personal or corporate liberty; or as the [Roman Catholic] Canonists put it
—“The tribunal of God and of the pope is one and the same.” 15


12 John Cornwell, Hitler’s Pope: The Secret History of Pius XII (NY 10014: Viking, 1999) pp. 348, 361,
371.
13 The Sources of Catholic Dogma, Tr. By Roy J. Deferrari from the Thirtieth Edition of Henry
Denzinger’s Enchiridion Symbolorum, revised by Karl Rahner, S. J., published in 1954 by Herder & Co,
Frieburg (St. Louis 2, MO: B. Herder Book Co., 1957) # 1755 title “His Holiness, our Lord Pope Pius
XI”, p. 435.
14 Revelation 18:3.

Wisdom from God needed (James 1:5)
The true believer must look to the Written Word of the Infinite All Holy, Unchangeable,
All-Powerful, All Knowing, and All Wise God. The finger of God that clearly gives the Ten
Commandments also gives a clear picture of the Bride of the Lamb, the true church, and a clear
picture of the apostate church. Consistently in the words of Christ Jesus and of the Apostles Paul
and Peter, the contrast between the true church and the apostate church is that those of the true
church are few in number, those of the apostate church many. The true church is described in
Scripture as the “a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head
a crown of twelve stars”16 For those who know the history of the true church, Revelation 12: 6 is
an apt summary, “And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of
God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.” The
apostate church is the woman who is seated upon the beast reigning “over” peoples and
multitudes and nations and tongues. The Scripture meticulously portrays the little flock,
overcome, worn out, yet ever faithful while of the woman seated on the beast it says, “And the
woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and
pearls.”17 Many of those who are the Bride of the Lamb have been slain by the woman drunken
by the blood of the saints as the history of the Inquisition shows. The blood of the martyred
saints overcame the secular Roman Empire. In contrast, Papal Rome overcame the saints, as
Scripture had foretold. Likewise as stated she was to become “drunken with the blood of the
saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus.”18 No other kingdom or power has drunken so
deeply of this blood as has “The Holy See”. Thus, as streams may be traced to the fountain, and
rays of light to the sun, so may these prophecies be traced to the Papacy, and applied to it alone.
“And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the
woman sitteth.”19 Is the Lord warning His flock to be prepared as were the Vaudois, Waldenses,
Lollards, Bohemians and the faithful believers throughout the long Inquisition and Counter
Reformation? The Lord’s true and righteous judgment of the Great Whore will finally come as
He foretold.20 In the meantime, His power is seen as His Gospel is boldly proclaim, every
individual who is saved “being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in
Christ Jesus.”21 The Lord calls His flock to be wise, understanding both history and the times in
which they live. “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but
rather fear Him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.”22¨
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15 Ignaz von Dollinger, “A Letter Addressed to the Archbishop of Munich” 1871; as quoted in
MacDougall, The Acton Newman Relations (Fordham University Press) pp. 119,120.
16 Revelation 12:1.
17 Revelation 17: 4.
18 Revelation 17:6.
19 Revelation 17:9.
20 Revelation 19:2.
21 Romans 3:24.
22 Matthew 10:28.
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Who are the 3 entities that make up Modern Babylon, namely The Dragon the Beast and the False prophet ?

The Bible says in Revelation 16:13 And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.
14 For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.
..Further down  it says : 19 And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath.
Revelation 17:5 And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.


Beast Dragon False Prophet

The history of Daniel in the lion's den will be repeated and Daniel is representative of Spiritual Israel, God’s people, a commandment keeping people in the time of the end.

How will the Satanic design be carried out? That’s the question we want to look at .Are these entities Dragon Beast and False prophet alive and well today? If they are,if the blood runs in there veins then we know how close to the end we are.

Lets read Daniel 6:1 It pleased Darius to set over the kingdom a hundred and twenty princes, which should be over the whole kingdom;
2 And over these three presidents; of whom Daniel was first: that the princes might give accounts unto them, and the king should have no damage.
3 Then this Daniel was preferred above the presidents and princes, because an excellent spirit was in him; and the king thought to set him over the whole realm.
Daniel 6:4 Then the presidents and princes sought to find occasion against Daniel concerning the kingdom; but they could find none occasion nor fault; forasmuch as he was faithful, neither was there any error or fault found in him.
5 Then said these men, we shall not find any occasion against this Daniel, except we find it against him concerning the law of his God.
6 Then these presidents and princes assembled together to the king, and said thus unto him, King Darius, live forever.
7 All the presidents of the kingdom, the governors, and the princes, the counselors, and the captains, have consulted together to establish a royal statute, and to make a firm decree, that whosoever shall ask a petition of any God or man for thirty days, save of thee, O king, he shall be cast into the den of lions.
8 Now, O king, establish the decree, and sign the writing, that it be not changed, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which altereth not.
9 Wherefore king Darius signed the writing and the decree.
Who was the one who called for this decree?

Notice: verse 7 All the presidents of the kingdom, the governors, and the princes, the counselors, and the captains, have consulted together. All of the high men in all the kingdom. It was then G 8,20,200 what ever. Remember Babylon rule the then known world
Who would it be in our time? The Bible gives us the answers.

Lets Read Revelation 16: 13 And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. 14 For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.

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Verse 19 And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath.

So modern Babylon will be divided into three parts
DRAGON the, BEAST and the FALSE PROPHET

It’s not hard to understand who the beast is.

1. John sees and gives us the characteristics of Beast power:

· Exalting man above God,
· Extremely pride full
· A cruel beast
· A persecuting power
· The one that exalts tradition above God.
More about the beast is shown in this short video click here

But who is the false prophet?

Identifying the False prophet
Let’s go back to Rev 13

Rev 13: 13 And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come (spiritualism Remember the prophets of Baal) down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,
14 And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live (papacy wounded in 1798 by Berthie and France).
15 And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause(military might) that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.

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Only one country  on this earth that has
Military might
Propaganda machine  powerful Media network)
Has the Home of all Apostate protestant (those that has gone against what the Bible says.

This is the United states.

Identifying the dragon

TURN WITH ME TO: Isaiah 14:12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:

What is a throne?
who sits on a throne ? What type of power do I have if I sit on a throne? Civil power

What is the mountain of the congregation in the sides of the North?

The answer is in Psalms 48

The Bible says: Psalms 48:1,2 Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in the mountain of his holiness.
2 Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King.
Answer: the of the congregation in the sides of the North is Mt Zion.

What is Mount Zion?
Isaiah 51 lets turn thee. Satan wants to bring these two things together and he wants to do it at the same time

Isaiah 51:16 And I have put my words in thy mouth, and I have covered thee in the shadow of mine hand, that I may plant the heavens, and lay the foundations of the earth, and say unto Zion, Thou art my people.

Mt Zion is what? The church - my people. Lucifer wants to control the church he wants church power, he wants worship.
So he wants both church and state power together at the same time.
So Lucifer is the dragon power WE knew that from the get go but does Lucifer come in person does he show himself to us ?.. No ! at least not yet. He will do it though.. But he will come as an angel of light to pretending to be Christ.

Now you can go directly and get it from Testimonies to ministers (short Route) and find out who these are

"Kings and rulers and governors have placed upon themselves the brand of antichrist, and are represented as the dragon who goes to make war with the saints--with those who keep the commandments of God and who have the faith of Jesus " .
Where can we find an organization with Kings and rulers ?

Now the Spiritual & Civil Aspects of the 3 powers
The beast = Catholicism (worship of the beast power) the Vatican is a state.
False prophet = Apostate Protestants (worship of False prophet) America
Dragon power = Spiritualism.(worship of the dragon power) Who is the Civil representative of the Dragon power

The civil aspects Dragon power lets find some clues in the Bible .Ellen white says its spiritualism. lets see who represents spiritualism in a civilian way

Ezekiel 29:3 Speak, and say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, Pharaoh king of Egypt, the great dragon that lieth in the midst of his rivers, which hath said, My river is mine own, and I have made it for myself.


Egypt represents the Dragon power the dragon has Egyptians features

Lets look at some details of Egypt maybe we can find some clues to the modern Egypt

Let’s read Ezekiel 30
Verse 6 Thus saith the LORD; They also that uphold Egypt shall fall; and the pride of her power shall come down: from the tower of Syene(1) Midgu Seyen(2) in most references ) shall they fall in it by the sword, saith the Lord GOD.
13 Thus saith the Lord GOD; I will also destroy the idols, and I will cause their images to cease out of (3)Noph; and there shall be no more a prince of the land of Egypt: and I will put a fear in the land of Egypt.
14 And I will make (4)Pathros desolate, and will set fire in (5)Zoan, and will execute judgments in (6)No.
15 And I will pour my fury upon (7)Sin, the strength of Egypt; and I will cut off the multitude of No.
16 And I will set fire in Egypt: Sin shall have great pain, and No shall be rent asunder, and Noph shall have distresses daily.
17 The young men of Aven(8) and of Pi-beseth(9) shall fall by the sword: and these cities shall go into captivity.
18 At Tehaphnehes (10)also the day shall be darkened, when I shall break there the yokes of Egypt: and the pomp of her strength shall cease in her: as for her, a cloud shall cover her, and her daughters shall go into captivity.
19 Thus will I execute judgments in Egypt: and they shall know that I am the LORD

We see Egypt supported by ten entities
Does the Bible support this idea anywhere else ?

Lets turn to Psalms 83:
The Bible says that these kings shall consult with one heart. s a man thinketh in his heart so is he what do you think with ?.
Psalms 83:1 Keep not thou silence, O God: hold not thy peace, and be not still, O God.
2 For, lo, thine enemies make a tumult: and they that hate thee have lifted up the head.
3 They have taken crafty counsel against thy people, and consulted against thy hidden ones.
4 They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.
5 For they have consulted together with one consent (one heart): they are confederate against thee:
6 The tabernacles of Edom, and the Ishmaelites; of Moab, and the Hagarenes;
7 Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalek; the Philistines with the inhabitants of Tyre;
8 Assur also is joined with them: they have helped the children of Lot

Ten kingdoms again ?

Take note of this scripture, The bible says: Revelation 17:12 And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.

Ten kings having one Kingdom singular.

Notice the enemies of the children of God (Spiritual Israel ) always like to gather in 10's and is linked with Egypt.

What are the spiritual qualities of Egypt ?

What is Egypt known for:
  • Spiritualism: Moses' Rod – Snake vs Pharaoh's Sorcerers. Exodus 7:11
  • 'Atheism: Exodus 5 :2 Pharaoh ask who is Jehovah that I should hearken unto him? Egypt did not believe in the one true God ,they had many gods.
  • They were ecumenical in nature. Does everyone know what ecumenism is? Egypt had many gods and many religions Joshua 24:14,Exodus 32:4
  • Supported: by ten entities or kingdoms according to Psalms 83 & Ezekiel 30
So we have identified so far (Recapping)

  • The Spiritual and civil aspects of the Beast (The Roman Church and the Vatican)
  • We have identified the spiritual and civil entities of the False prophet (America and Apostate protestants)

What entity today represents Egypt ?
Spiritual side
  1. Spiritualism
  2. Atheism
  3. Ecumenical in nature


What is the civil entity that fits the spiritual description of Egypt?
One organization fits that description

1. What is the spiritual aspect of the UN ? 2. does the UN have a religion.


Let’s examine.
The spiritual Foundation of the UN is the Lucis trust formerly known as the Lucifer trust.
Founder of the lucist trust is Alice A Bailey then Maddam Blavatsky continues with the teachings of Theosophy (Witchcraft based on Ancient mystic practices from Egypt Etc).
The UN Primary Religion is the Bhahai faith which practices the beliefs of Alice A Bailey and Blavatsky.

So we see the UN fulfilling condition number 1
It does not believe in the one True God the Creator.

We noticed it is ecumenical in nature the Bahai Faith is a mixture of many religions anything goes.

The Bahai faith is based heavily on Egyptian philosophies and mysteries Spiritualism is heavy in the Bahia faith.
Supported by ten entities.(Ten kings one kingdom who will be given power for one hr or 15literal days)
The UN has split the world up in 10 regions.
This is not conspiracy theory this is fact.
Many books written on this subject.
10Regions just like ancient Egypt.

The UN civil characteristic in the Dragon power among the Beast power and the False Prophet

Lets Read Again Revelation 16

Revelation 16: 13 And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. 14 For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.

According to our discovery today
Is the beast power gaining prominence today? is the Papacy alive ?
Is the false prophet active today?
Is the Dragon power making world policies gaining prominence and laying down infrastructure today?

The end is not near
The end is hear?

Are you convinced that the end is here?
These Three powers are uniting. When the UN and United states are in totally in agreement Gods people will feel the wrath Satanic instruments of Dragon the false prophet all controlled by the beast

Remember when 911 took place the president announce to the UN if you are not with us then you are against us!

He said we are going to go forward with this war on Terror without you if we must.

The US said we are going to run it alone!
So if The US is standing on its own as a world power it has to join the UN totally. How is that going to happen?

Some Event and it has started will (the trumpets and woes will reveal this more bring the United states and the UN in total agreement they will have ONE MIND.

They will unify through one common enemy, through one trouble maker. Who is it?
That is Islam.
Islam is the power that would force a union with United States and the world via the UN.

Now how is it going to do that in actuality I leave you to speculate. I expect Islam to continue terrorizing the world they might come again with deadly force.

And when they The UN and United states of America comes in to full agreement under the control of the Papacy, persecution will start on Gods people..
Lets look at Islam significant Role Bible prophecy

Turn with me .Genesis 16:12 And he (sons of Ishmael) will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man's hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.

Bloodshed will join the powers.
Islam is the power that’s going to join the world together and it’s not going to do that via peace and safety it’s going to do it with more bloodshed.

The inquisitional laws already in place for terrorists are for those who do not go under the umbrella of the Beast and take his mark ..The devil is a cunning foe he is laying down all the infrastructure for the demise and persecution of Gods people.
He already has an army The lamb like beast who will cause as many to worship the First beast (papacy)
He already has the laws in place.
All he is waiting for is the logical acceptable reason.
That reason will come as the Sunday law which every one will call for when Islam makes life miserable and when the world economics fall apart.
The rational will be the problem of the world is a spiritual problem and indeed it is. And the solution will be to bring back righteousness and moral responsibility.
The Pope will and has always present himself as the moral Authority on earth.
He will make the rules and the world will follow.
But God never forces himself on us. Acceptance of the Savior is an act of free will.
But the Pope will Legislate religion via the Sunday sacredness of which is a direct contradiction of the 10 commandments.
this 4th commandment the catholic church has change out rightly (do a search above for sunday )

The Papacy(Pope), America( False Prophet) and the UN(the Dragon) will come together but under the guise to fighting radical Islam via the lead of the Pope.
Only He will be " morally" able to subdue radical Islam without all of Islam being affected negatively. An in so doing He will lead the world into persecuting Gods people .

Do a search in the search bar above on Islam or the 7 trumpets and 3 woes .
Islam has always been a blessing and a curse to old Israel they will be a the same to modern Israel..

source :royalblood

"The Purpose Driven Life" a fabrication of Lies is the epitome of Religious Humanism

Religious humanism is an integration of humanist ethical philosophy with religious rituals and beliefs that center on human needs, interests, and abilities.

The Adulation of Man in The Purpose Driven Life
By Richard Bennett
Degrading the nature of God to the level of a doting person who craves for a relationship with sinful mankind is part of what one finds in Rick Warren’s The Purpose-Driven Life movement. Reading the Bible is displaced by the advice to “gather a small group of friends and form a Purpose-Driven Life Reading Group to review these chapters on a weekly basis.”1 “The last thing many believers need today is to go to another Bible study.”2 Most serious of all, in place of the Gospel, Warren merely formulates a whispered prayer and urges one to find one’s “true self.” What is appearing before our eyes is that through this movement, Warren is opening up another access point to perdition—about which the Lord Jesus Christ clearly spoke. He said, in distinction to Himself who is the strait gate, that “wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat.”3 As pastors and Christian workers, we must show empathy and concern for the countless thousands of people who have been taken up in this movement; and in the power, precision, and light of the true Gospel of the Lord Christ Jesus, we must expose a widespread, humanistic movement that is afflicting many souls.
Rick Warren’s The Purpose-Driven Life “is more than a bestseller, it’s become a movement.”4 In the words of the author himself, his megachurch program is a:
“Revival awakening or miracle…Over 12,000 churches from all 50 states and 19 countries have now participated in 40 Days of Purpose. Many of these churches have reported that it was the most transforming event in their congregation’s history.”5
For example, at this time registration of churches is taking place for the November 2009 Australian 40 Days of Purpose national campaign. Church registration closes exactly on July 31, 2009,6 because each campaign is highly organized and meant to draw together under a plan of tightening control by the Warren group, churches that enlist in the campaign. This November 2009 campaign follows the August 2009 campaign scheduled to start in early August and run through early September.
Warren is also the founder of Pastors.com. This is a global, Internet community that serves to mentor pastors. Thus, hundreds of thousands of pastors worldwide subscribe to “Rick Warren’s Ministry Toolbox.” For example, he states,
“As pastors, we're good at ministering to those in need. But there are also times when we need support. In this issue, we'll look at the importance of building friendships with other pastors who understand what you're going through. One way to start is by checking out the new Pastors.com – a place to hang out with ministry leaders, start your own blog, see other people’s postings, join groups, and more.”7
1 The Purpose Driven Life (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2002) p 307
2 The Purpose Driven Life, p. 231
3 Matthew 7:13
4 Bruce Ryskamp, president of Zondervan http://www.assistnews.net/Stories/s03110083.htm as posted on 10/22/04
5 http://www.purposedrivenlife.com/thebook.aspx This link was available in 2004 before a commitment had to be made.
6 www.purposedriven.com.au/pd_40dop_Overview.asp 4/8/2009
7 http://www.pastors.com/blogs/ministrytoolbox/pages/issue-379.aspx 5/28/2009
On this Webpage Warren stated,
“Our Purpose is to encourage pastors, ministers, and church leaders with tools and resources for growing healthy churches…. Every resource you purchase helps provide free resources to the over 1.5 million pastors and lay pastors in third world countries. God has allowed us through your support to reach over 117 different countries on all 7 continents.”8
The movement is becoming a global empire. Warren asserted,
“God is a global God…Much of [the] world already thinks globally. The largest media and business conglomerates are all multi-national…Get a globe or map and pray for nations by name. The Bible says, ‘If you ask me, I will give you the nations; all the people on earth will be yours.’”9
Yet Warren has overlooked the fact that this promise in Psalm 2 was made uniquely to Christ Jesus, and not to pastors and churches. However, even the corporate world is commenting on Warren’s business prowess. The well-known business magazine, Forbes, on its website carried the headline, “Christian Capitalism Megachurches, Megabusinesses.” It stated,
“Maybe churches aren’t so different from corporations…Pastor Rick Warren, who founded Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, Calif., in 1980, has deftly used technology as well as marketing to spread his message…. No doubt, churches have learned some valuable lessons from corporations. Now maybe they can teach businesses a thing or two. Companies would certainly appreciate having the armies of nonpaid, loyal volunteers.”10
The “empire of influence” of which Warren boasts is attested to by thousands of pastors and Christian leaders around the world. At least eighteen million copies of his book have been sold since its release in September 2002. It is now selling in many translations. Literally thousands of churches have used the book and the materials that accompany it during special campaigns called “40 Days of Purpose.” The book is divided into forty chapters purporting to explain in 40 days the five purposes of one’s life. The premise or principal idea of the book is found on p. 136,
“He [God] created the church to meet your five deepest needs: a purpose to live for, people to live with, principles to live by, a profession to live out, and power to live on. There is no other place on earth where you can find all five of these benefits in one place.”
This is a fabrication. God created the church in the words of Scripture “that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”11 It is Christ Jesus’ righteousness alone that God will accept as a propitiation for man’s sin and his sin nature. This primary need of man is constantly shown in the Bible, but Warren does not even mention this foundational truth in his list of “deepest needs.” Warren’s quick switch from God’s purpose to man’s methods falls under the first temptation ever recorded in the Bible. Satan offered to Eve the forbidden fruit as the way of achieving a spiritual purpose, “in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.”12 Warren teaches that God “created the church to meet your five deepest needs” just as the Roman Catholic Church says, “The Church is the mother of all believers.”13 Warren, like Papal Rome, has
8 http://www.pastors.com/aboutus/ This link was in 2004 before a commitment had to be made
9 http://www.pastors.com/RWMT/?id=74&artid=3099&expand This link was in 2004 before a commitment had to be made
10 http://www.forbes.com/2003/09/17/cz_lk_0917megachurch.html 10/22/04
11 Philippians 2:11
12 Genesis 3:5
13 Catechism, Para. 181 Emphasis not in original.
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switched from obedience to the Word and Person of the Living God to teaching and instituting submission to a church to achieve one’s needs. It is the oldest and cleverest temptation known to man.
Warren Exchanges the Gospel of Christ for a Lie
The Apostle Paul showed the need for the Gospel by the fact that the whole world is guilty before God; he declared, “Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.”14 All are “by nature children of wrath.”15 Guilt before God shows the need for the Gospel and, as such, is the basis for the Gospel. Conviction of sin by the Holy Spirit drives the sinner to truly trust on Christ Jesus alone, as demonstrated in the parable told by the Lord when the publican cried out, “God be merciful to me a sinner.”16 With Warren, this conviction of guilt by the Holy Spirit is replaced by a psychological condition of “unconsciously punishing of oneself.” Thus he states,
“Many people are driven by guilt…. Guilt-driven people are manipulated by memories. They allow their past to control their future. They often unconsciously punish themselves by sabotaging their own success. When Cain sinned, his guilt disconnected him from God’s presence, and God said, ‘You will be a restless wanderer on the earth.’ That describes most people today—wandering through life without a purpose.” (pp. 27-28)
Cain never showed any conviction of guilt, only a regret of his punishment.17 Rather than sin being shown to be an evil of infinite significance because it is committed against the infinite Holy God, Warren’s pop psychology defines sin as acts of people “sabotaging their own success.” He continues,
“God won’t ask about your religious background or doctrinal views. The only thing that will matter is, did you accept what Jesus did for you and did you learn to love and trust him?” (p. 34)
“If you learn to love and trust God’s Son, Jesus, you will be invited to spend the rest of eternity with him. On the other hand, if you reject his love, forgiveness, and salvation, you will spend eternity apart from God forever.” (p. 37)
Biblically speaking, it is absolute folly to tell an un-convicted sinner merely to “learn to love and trust God’s Son, Jesus, in order to spend eternity with Him.” The Bible does not base an invitation into heaven on the requirement that sinners first learn to love and trust Jesus. Rather, the Bible teaches that no one can be saved without recognition of his own sin personally against Holy God, and without repenting from that sin. So, while it is true that it is important to learn to love and trust Jesus, this love and trust is impossible unless the Holy Spirit has convicted a person that he is a depraved sinner without any hope of doing anything for his salvation.
The Fraudulent Message Persists
Warren’s deceitful message gets worse as he proceeds in the book. He assures his readers,
“Real life begins by committing yourself completely to Jesus Christ. If you are not sure you have done this, all you need to do is receive and believe. The Bible promises, ‘To all who
14 Romans 3:19
15 Ephesians 2:3
16 Luke 18:8
17 Genesis 4:12-14
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received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.’ Will you accept God’s offer?” (p.58)
What Warren has neglected in his teaching of John 1:12 is in the following verse, verse thirteen. Verse 13 explains how a person is born again: “Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.” Warren has completely ignored the fact that to receive and believe is not of the will of man, but of God. It is the grace of God alone that makes a person willing to believe, because the heart is changed by God’s power alone. Leaving out this essential point alters the focus from God to man. Such a change of focus from God to man is lethal to salvation because there is no power within man to change himself. This grace must come from God alone. If, however, Warren were to teach his readers to look to God for His grace alone, he would not have a worldwide, ready-made message that is marketable and profit making. But Warren has deemed it profitable to leave out “not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.”18 By deleting this essential factor of the Gospel, he is in fact able to teach as doctrinal truth the very thing that this verse of Scripture absolutely rules out! For Warren, “Real life begins by committing yourself… .” In Scripture, real life begins by the will of God, which is shown in His love and grace. The Lord proclaims in His Word, “I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion. So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy.”19 Eternal life is bestowed on a person not because he begins by committing himself, or by attempting to learn to love and trust Jesus, but because God gives salvation out of His mercy and grace. Such is the written purpose of God. Warren’s written purpose is just the opposite. Warren advances in his counterfeit message. He writes,
“First, believe. Believe God loves you and made you for his purposes. Believe you're not an accident. Believe you were made to last forever. Believe God has chosen you to have a relationship with Jesus, who died on the cross for you. Believe that no matter what you've done, God wants to forgive you.
“Second, receive. Receive Jesus into your life as Lord and Saviour. Receive his forgiveness for your sins. Receive his Spirit, who will give you the power to fulfill your life purpose. Wherever you are reading this, I invite you to bow your head and quietly whisper the prayer that will change your eternity: ‘Jesus, I believe in you and I receive you.’ Go ahead. If you sincerely meant that prayer congratulations! Welcome to the family of God!” (p. 58-59).
According to Warren’s teaching, it is this prayer that one whispers that changes a person for eternity. Instead of magnifying the enormity of sin and setting forth its eternal consequences, Warren says, “Believe that no matter what you’ve done, God wants to forgive you.” With one broad sweeping, sweet lie he attempts to wipe out all the teaching of the prophets of the Old Testament, the Lord Jesus Christ, and the Apostles of the New Testament. Consistently, the Bible teaches God’s abhorrence of sin and a person’s need of repentance. Warren merely gives a whispered prayer in place of the Gospel. It is difficult to envisage a greater insult to the Lord Jesus Christ, whose perfect life and perfect sacrifice are the basis of genuine salvation. Before God granted mercy and forgiveness, sin had to be punished and true righteousness established. God’s holiness demanded the perfect life and perfect sacrifice of Christ Jesus to satisfy His wrath against sin. But for Warren, as we have seen, guilt over one’s sin is said to be “sabotaging [your
18 John 1:13
19 Romans 9:15-16
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own] success.” The whole concept of sin having to be punished and true righteousness being established, is totally missing from Warren. This omission makes it possible to delete the concept of grace as the means of obtaining that perfect righteousness. According to Warren’s imaginary salvation, one need only, “Bow your head and quietly whisper the prayer that will change your eternity.” In Scripture, salvation is God’s action based on Christ’s finished work on the cross that is credited to the true believer, “being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.”20 God’s direct action shows His grace so that our eyes are fixed on Him in faith.
Understanding Warren’s counterfeit message, and outrageously presumptuous “welcome to the family of God,” fits as an example under the words of the Lord Jesus, “woe unto you…for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men.”21 Warren exchanges the Gospel for a lie. He deletes repentance and inserts a whispered prayer, which insults the meaning and application of redemption. This replacement of Warren’s purpose for God’s purpose has dreadful consequences. As the Apostle Paul warned, “though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.”22 Christ Jesus the Lord and His Gospel cannot be insulted with impun
Self-worth in the Adulation of Man
Basic to Warren’s program is the strong appeal of promised, instantaneous results in the enhancement of one’s self-worth. What is completely ignored is the solemn fact that by nature man is a fallen creature, alienated from the life of God, “dead in trespasses and sins.”23 Man’s only hope is outside of himself and in Christ Jesus alone. Although Warren states that the book is “not about you” (p. 17), the main focus is persistently on building up one’s “self-worth.” He continually appeals to the reader’s self-interests. The following are some examples,
“The way you see your life shapes your life. How you define life determines your destiny” (p. 41).
“You are a bundle of incredible abilities, an amazing creation of God. Part of the church’s responsibility is to identify and release your abilities for serving God” (p. 242).
“The best use of your life is to serve God out of your shape. To do this you must discover your shape, learn to accept and enjoy it, and then develop it to its fullest potential” (p. 249).
This equates exactly with Hinduism in its teaching, “By understanding your true Self, by coming to know one’s own undying soul, one then arrives at the knowledge of Brahman itself…”24 While his teaching is comparable with Hinduism, Warren’s teaching is more aligned with the psychology of Carl Jung. Discovering one’s “power of the inner voice” or one’s fullest potential is what Jung taught. Jung wrote, “Only the man who can consciously assent to the power of the inner voice becomes a personality.”25 What is more serious is that Warren’s teaching has the same basic premise as Roman Catholicism. The Vatican’s official foundational starting point is man himself. Rome states,
20 Romans 3:24
21 Matthew 23:13
22 Galatians 1:8
23 Ephesians 2:1
24 Atman and Brahman as explained on www.wsu.edu:8080/~dee/GLOSSARY/BRAHMAN.HTM
25 The Development of Personality Collected Works 17 as quoted on: http://www.sacredsandwich.com/warren_jung_chart.htm 11/18/04 We recommend this webpage for a detailed explanation of how Warren’s teaching is like Carl Jung’s.
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“When he [man] is drawn to think about his real self he turns to those deep recesses of his being where God who probes the heart awaits him, and where he himself decides his own destiny in the sight of God.”26
Warren’s statement, “…you must discover your shape, learn to accept and enjoy it, and then develop it to its fullest potential” is the same basic theory, not only of the Church of Rome and of Hinduism as we have already seen, but also Islam and Buddhism. All of these false religions have their foundational point the basic goodness of mankind. Warren summarizes this basic foundation in the following words,
“If you are that important to God, and he considers you valuable enough to keep with him for eternity, what greater significance could you have?” (p. 63)
The Scriptures, however, depict no such value (or goodness) within man. Rather the Holy Spirit teaches that “the heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked, who can know it?”27 “Thus saith the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD.”28
The craze of finding your “true self” and one’s “true worth” were the hallmarks of the 1960 hippy culture. Now in Rick Warren’ glorification of man, these hallmarks are popularized across the world in a debased form of Christianity.
Human Worth Given as the Purpose of Christ’s Sacrifice
Warren teaches this same glorification of man in many different ways.
“You only bring him [God] enjoyment by being you. Anytime you reject any part of yourself, you are rejecting God’s wisdom and sovereignty in creating you” (p. 75).
“When you are sleeping, God gazes at you with love, because you were his idea. He loves you as if you were the only person on earth.” (p. 75)
But Warren does not stop here with his adulation of man. The height of his glorification of man is found in the statement that makes the personal worth of the reader the purpose of Christ’s death on the cross. In doing so, “self-worth” is pushed to the point not only of perverting the Gospel but also of insulting the Lord Himself. Warren states,
“If you want to know how much you matter to God, look at Christ with his arms outstretched on the cross, saying, ‘I love you this much! I’d rather die than live without you’.” (p. 79)
These words “I’d rather die than live without you” are part of a lyric of The Backsteet Boys.29 These words, put into the mouth of the Lord Christ Jesus by Warren, are utter blasphemy. Christ Jesus, the God-man, does not have a love that is dependant on man. If he had such a dependancy, He would not be God. To teach such a deficient love of the Lord Jesus Christ, as Warren has, is both an insult and irreverence. It exalts sinful man to a position of controlling and fulfilling the imagined needs of the eternal Son of God. Such an imagination is profanity, the same as that recorded in Scripture, “He opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name.”30 In Scripture, Christ’s love and sacrifice were to demonstrate that God is,
26 Vatican 11 Documents Gaudium et Spes, 7 Dec. 1965, in Vatican Council II: The Conciliar and Post Conciliar Documents, Austin Flannery, Editor (Northport, NY: Costello Publishing Co, 1975) Vol. I, Sec. 14, p. 915
27 Jeremiah 17:9
28 Jeremiah 17:5
29 http://sozluk.sourtimes.org/show.asp?t=ill+never+break+your+heart 11/16/04
30 Revelation 13:6 6
in the words of Scripture, “just and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.”31 Nevertheless, Warren’s teaching attempts to make the adulation of man the centerpiece of God’s purpose.
In Scripture, the focus of God’s purpose was the demonstration of His justice and holiness in the Person and sacrifice of Christ Jesus. Sinful man was included in this great manifestation of the righteousness of God as a recipient by grace of the redemption paid. Warren’s grandiose glorification of sinful man to the extent that Christ Jesus would rather die than to live without him totally reverses the biblical message that God does all for His own glory. All is of Him and from Him and, therefore, all is to Him and for Him. He made all creation according to His will and for His praise. The Lord God Almighty’s purpose exposes the ridicule, vainglory, and even blasphemy of Rick Warren.
Fallen man is depraved in every part of his nature and being, and it is not within his power to undo his depravity, to save or rescue himself. To try to aggrandize fallen man, as Warren does, is futile because there is no moral salvation in man’s worth. A person’s only hope lies outside of himself in Divine worth and power. Human nature, as such, is dead in trespasses and sins. Water, under its own power and without aid of any kind, cannot flow uphill, nor can the natural man under his own power, with or without aid of any kind, act contrary to his corrupt nature. All human beings are destitute of the principles and powers of spiritual life. They are cut off from God, the Fountain of life. They are spiritually dead, even as a condemned criminal waiting execution is said to be a dead man. If the principle of self-worth and the ability to choose Christ were true, the conclusion would inevitably follow that those who used their ability to choose Christ could lawfully boast of their active participation in their salvation. But the truth is that faith itself is God’s gift, “for by grace are you saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.”32 Until one realizes his personal condition of being spiritually dead before the All Holy God, one will never properly appreciate God’s grace. Salvation begins not in self-worth and self-movement but by divine power. Scripture is utterly clear on this matter: “Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth.”33 “For it is God which works in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.”34 God gives life to the spiritually dead will of man, not by “offering” His grace, but by “giving” His grace. When chosen by God unto salvation,35 the power of the Holy Spirit overcomes the pride of the natural man, so that one is ready to come to Christ to receive life. 36 In the Lord’s own words, “the hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live.”37 As the Lord also explained, “It is written in the prophets, and they shall be all taught of God. Every man therefore that has heard, and has learned of the Father, comes unto me.”38
“Self-salvation” promoted on the basis of human worth and dignity is ingrained in human nature. It is found in all man-made religions. It is pivotal to the message of Warren’s book and
31 Romans 3:26
32 Ephesians 2:8-9
33 James 1:18
34 Philippians 2:13
35 Ephesians 1:4 “According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world…”
36 Ps. 110:3 “Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power…”
37 John 5:25
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movement. Warren’s teachings deny the biblical truth that man is totally depraved. Subsequently, whether he knows it or not, he denies the absolute necessity of God’s grace. The relationship between spiritual death and grace is graphically given in Scripture, “that as sin has reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.”39 Without emphasizing the total depravity of those to whom the Gospel is given, the Gospel will remain a dead letter. In leaving out the biblical truth that “there is none righteous, no, not one”40 and substituting for it the self-worth of man, Warren’s arrogance has reached such a level that one must ask, “Is there no fear of God in his eyes?”
Involvement with the Catholic Church
Since Warren’s policy is to implement church growth without respect to biblical doctrine, it is no wonder that Catholic churches, Mormon churches, and women preachers are now enthusiastically joining in the Warren church growth program.41 Besides this, Warren endorses Catholic mystics. He quotes from Catholic mystic Brother Lawrence, endorsing his Catholic contemplative prayer techniques, which he says are “helpful ideas.” Brother Lawrence was not only traditionally Roman Catholic, but he also disseminated teachings that have similarities with Hinduism in the Bhagavad-Gita, and with many New Age writers. Warren endorses him and goes on later to recommend “breath prayers.” He teaches,
“Many Christians use ‘Breath Prayers’ throughout their day. You choose a brief sentence, or a simple phrase that can be repeated to Jesus in one breath: ‘You are with me.’ ‘I receive your grace.’ ‘I’m depending on you.’ ‘I want to know you.’ ‘I belong to you.’”42
For centuries, Catholic mystics have practiced “breath prayers” such as these. They are simply the Catholic form of old Greek mysticism and are akin to the mantras of Hindus. In his book, Warren approvingly cites the well known Catholic mystic Madame Guyon (p. 193). He also approves of St. John of the Cross (p. 108), and the Catholic priest, mystic, psychologist, and ecumenist, Henri Nouwen (pp. 269- 270). He warmly agrees with Mother Teresa (pp. 125, 231). Warren thus propagates these Catholic mystics and their hazardous techniques. Yet biblical truth remains: there is no experiential consciousness of the Lord God possible apart from the Person, unique life, and sacrifice of Christ Jesus.43 Warren, however, presents a deceitful, mystical agenda, which the world loves and accepts, but which is an abomination before the Lord God.
Conclusion and Consequences
The “40 Days of Purpose” campaign, i.e., of purpose and community, is distinct from other movements that have arisen in recent times. Warren asks pastors to devote their church and their people to an intensive forty days of reprogramming their understanding of God, Christ, and how one becomes a Christian. He promises at the end of forty days that the church will be transformed. Through his book and the agenda laid out, he teaches for forty days on nearly every aspect of church life. This type of interference in the running of a local church opens the way for an insidious takeover of that church. In Scripture, the function of local pastors is to teach and be watchmen and guardians of the flock the Lord has given to each of them. “Take
39 Romans 5:21
40 Romans 3:10
41 http://www.saddleback.com/flash/s_PDFs/ChicagoTribuneLivingwithpurpose42504.pdf 11/13/04
42 http://www.pastors.com/RWMT/?ID=71 This link was in 2004 before a commitment had to be made
43 See our article on The Mystic Plague on our WebPage: www.bereanbeacon.org
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heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers.”44 For local pastors and elders to hand over their position before the Lord to another, who will for seven weeks teach his own doctrinal messages based on a multitude of flawed paraphrases of Scripture, is utterly unbiblical. It is their duty to keep out all such debased ideas that would infiltrate every important area of the church life.
The true Gospel is the power of God unto salvation. That is where we solidly stand and what we solidly proclaim. “Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is well-pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever. Amen.”45 ♦
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Sunday, September 26, 2010

The Papacy is Set to Recapture England. Here is a peak into the setting up of the infrasturcture for Daniel 11:42 to be fullfilled.

Royalblood: Note Daniel 11:40-45 is the latter end of the last vision given to the prophet Daniel.
This prophecy gives the closing events of earths history. Now a thousand years is like a day to god,so be not surprise that this history covers In Daniel 11 verse 1 from the three kings in Persia namely Cambyses,Son of Cyrus,Smerdis known as the impostor or false Smerdes and finally Darius Hystaspes.The forth king being Xerxes,son of Darius Hystaspes who was very wealthy thus fulfilling the prophetic utterances in Daniel 11:1.
This History of the Medes and Persians extends in classical history down to the Greece and Pagan Rome(Emperors) then Papal Rome(Popes) which we are very acquainted with at this time.Both Biblical prophecy and Historic records bear the identical testimony.Daniel 11 covers in essence Hundreds of years.

A full study of Daniel 11:40-45 could be seen here.
Now on to more recent news from former Priest who is an Historian that substantiate the Study above of Daniel 11:40-45.


Papacy Set to Recapture England
John Henry Newman’s work bears fruit
By Richard Bennett

It has been 477 years since 1533; the year Henry VIII divorced his first wife, Spanish Catholic Catherine of Aragon, in order to marry Anne Boleyn. The respected historian, Merle d’Aubigne, places Henry’s divorce in its larger context,
“The conquest of Christian Britain by the papacy occupied all the seventh century…The six-teenth was the counterpart of the seventh. The struggle which England then had to sustain, in order to free herself from the power that had enslaved her during nine hundred years was…the positive work of the Reformation—that which consisted in recovering the truth and life so long lost….As regards the negative work—the struggle with the popedom…the main point in this contest was not the divorce (which was only the occasion) but the contest itself and its important consequences. The divorce of Henry Tudor and Catherine of Aragon is a secondary event; but the divorce of England and the popedom is a primary event, one of the great watersheds of history…”1
Henry VIII wanted a church that would give him his desired divorce. He also wanted financial freedom from the Church of Rome. However in 1529 Catholic Cardinal Wolsey with his clergy wielded great power in England so as to challenge even Henry himself. Consequently it became Henry’s plan to release the clergy from the Pontiff and attach it to the crown. But this could not be accomplished through a simple act of royal authority because of constitutional governmental principles which had already been established. As a result, the clergy had to free itself from its bondage to Papal Rome.2 Providentially, William Tyndale had just finished translating the New Testament into English and by 1526 Hanseatic merchants from Antwerp were importing it sur-reptitiously into England where it was becoming widely read. Thus was England being prepared to throw off the yoke of Papal Rome to attain both the liberty to worship biblically and the free-dom to live without fear from a tyrannical monarch.3
However, while Henry VIII broke with Papal Rome politically, he personally never got beyond Roman Catholic doctrine. Nevertheless he came to see that he could use the growing Reformation movement for his own political ends. By allowing the biblical truths of the Refor-mation to permeate all levels of society to a certain extent, the clergy itself could be loosed from Rome’s dogma and therefore its control. But he did not ever plan for the clergy to be free from his own control as England’s sovereign.
In the course of events, King Henry appointed Thomas Cranmer as Archbishop of Can-terbury.4 And Cranmer was responsible basically for what is called the “Thirty-Nine Articles.” Solid Christian doctrine was embedded in “The Thirty-nine Articles of Religion” that were propagated soon after Henry’s death5 and officially ratified by the Convocation of the Church of
 English martyrs, including Thomas Cranmer, as they in obedience to the Scriptures served the Lord Jesus Christ.

England initially in 1553 and then more formally in 1562. The Articles affirmed that Scripture alone is the final authority on salvation, which is clearly defined as a gift of God given by grace alone, received through faith alone, and is in Christ alone. Thus the Thirty-Nine Articles repudi-ate teachings and practices of the Catholic Church.
Ever since Henry’s severance of English servitude to the Pope, the Vatican has been in-tent to undermine the religious and political influence of the Church of England and its monarch. The proposed September 2010 Papal visit to the UK is no exception to this centuries-long Vati-can policy. By choosing to elevate John Henry Newman in a thoroughly Roman Catholic eccle-siastical event at this particular time, Benedict is mounting an offensive to demonstrate visibly to the world that the UK is being brought back under Roman Catholic bondage. The Papacy would then be in a much stronger position to influence social policy in the U.K., including further enlistment of the civil government to force by civil law Roman Catholic social policy upon the populace as a whole.
Re-emergence of the Holy Roman Empire
Against the backdrop of the re-emergence of the Holy Roman Empire, the nearly five hundred year battle between Protestant England and the Papacy continues unabated. In 1798, a little over two centuries ago, Napoleon’s general removed the then Pope from his throne in Rome, confis-cated the church’s properties, and left the tottering Holy Roman Empire in ruins. However, the Papacy itself in spite of appearances had not been permanently destroyed as a religious and civil power and it used the nineteenth and twentieth centuries to regain much of the ground it had lost.
On December 1, 2009, the Treaty of Lisbon went into effect in the European Union (EU). The Treaty is a further step in the centralization of civil power within the EU. One of the major features of the Treaty is that it “introduces a single legal personality for the [European] Union.”6 Consequently, this major move against the sovereignty of the member countries has to a large extent subsumed them as states or regions under a new realm or legal entity still bearing the same title of European Union.
Re-emerged Empire has a Pope
Since the Holy See is a sovereign nation in its own right and not a member nation of the EU, it does not come under the legal jurisdiction of that body. Nevertheless the Pope as head of the Roman Catholic Church has a reliable fifth column within the member nations of the EU. Thus the re-emerged Holy Roman Empire clearly has its Pope.7 This fifth column, whose first identity is Catholic, is required by the Papacy to “evangelize” by promoting Roman Catholic social pol-icy. Thus the Papacy wields immense power, both politically and spiritually, within the Euro-pean Union.
With the Treaty of Lisbon in force, there is a de facto re-emergence of the Papacy as a cohesive political-religious power, which now has been given the opportunity to enhance its po-sition on the Western stage. Less than four months after the ratification of the Treaty, on March 16th 2010, Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom announced that “At the invitation of Her Majesty The Queen, His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI will pay a Papal Visit to the United King-
3dom from the 16th-19th September 2010….”8 The Roman Catholic website, Zenit, gives fuller details,
“Benedict XVI will be visiting September 16-19. Government and Church leaders are wel-coming the upcoming event. In a joint press conference, the state leaders together with rep-resentatives from the bishops’ conferences of Scotland, England and Wales, underlined the Pope’s visit as ‘an unprecedented opportunity to strengthen ties between the United King-dom and the Holy See on global initiatives, as well as the important role of faith in cre-ating strong communities.’ A press release from the British embassy to the Holy See re-ported that this is the first ever official Papal visit to that state, as the previous trip of Pope John Paul II in 1982 was a pastoral visit. The Pontiff …will address the British civil society at Westminster Hall [both houses of Parliament].” 9
Now in our time, 477 years after Henry VIII opened the primary conflict, comes the Pope offi-cially as the head of a sovereign civil state, the Holy See,10 to address British civil society at both houses of Parliament in Westminster Hall. But equally important, he comes as head of the Ro-man Catholic Church in order to re-establish Roman Catholicism as the religion of the UK.
Thus Benedict XVI has cleverly chosen to use the beatification of John Henry Newman in the UK to promote both religious and political control of the Church of England. That this is the case cannot be denied from a study of the facts concerning John Henry Newman and the Ox-ford movement. It is further corroborated by the history of Catholic social doctrine as evidenced in the Vatican’s, “Compendium of Church Social Doctrine,” the documents of Vatican Council II on ecumenism and numerous other false ecumenical agreements since Vatican Council II.11 In addition there was the Pope’s call in June 2009 for a super-governmental body over the United Nations (UN) to enforce globally UN social policy, which is essentially Roman Catholic Church social policy.12
Pope to arrive first in Scotland
It is also highly significant that the visit is to be exactly 450 years since Catholicism, as the state religion, and the Pope’s authority were formally removed from Scotland.13 However Scotland’s national newspaper The Scotsman stated further, “Church leaders have revealed the Pope will use his visit to remind Britain of its Catholic roots.”14 Thus the Scottish 450th anniversary of abol-ishing Papal authority in their realm will be dishonored by a Pope reminding Britain of its “Catholic roots.” More exactly, history documents the fact that Scotland has truly Christian roots going back to Columba. In 563 on the island of Iona, he founded a church and a base for training leaders to evangelize the nation with th

The World Stage is set for the Pontiff
The pivotal figure of John Henry Newman is to be used to enthrall the world with all the pomp and pageantry of Papal Rome in full glory mode. The televised ceremonies will culminate with a public Mass in Coventry, at which the Pontiff will beatify John Henry Newman. The Pope will be performing the second stage of the English cardinal’s canonization, or path to sainthood, by virtue of which Newman will be pronounced “Blessed.” In 1991, Newman was declared “Ven-erable,” the first of the three stages of the process of becoming a Catholic “saint.” It is customary for beatifications to be carried out at a local level.
Benedict, however, especially desires personally to highlight Newman’s teachings that over the years have been a basis of the Vatican’s promotion of false ecumenism. Newman’s “re-formulation of doctrine” and his teaching on “continuing revelation” have been particularly in-fluential. This is what Pope Benedict calls “the hermeneutic of continuity” explaining its mean-ing, “In a word: it would be necessary not to follow the texts of the [Second Vatican] Council but its spirit. In this way, obviously, a vast margin was left open for the question on how this spirit should subsequently be defined and room was consequently made for every whim.”15 Thus Newman’s concept notion of “continuing revelation” gives the Pope freedom of interpretation even of their Vatican Council documents. Such room for maneuver biblically and historically is highly perilous. This injurious conjecture was particularly used by those responsible for formu-lating the Agreed Statements of “The Anglican Roman Catholic International Commission” (ARCIC).16 This false ecumenical endeavor has already been quite successful. Many of the priests and members of the Church of England have already submitted to Papal Rome. The Pope, in elevating Newman to the status of “blessed,” does much more. He seriously endeavours in the 21st century to recapture finally Protestant England back into the Roman Catholic Church fold. This is the culmination of what Newman himself set out to accomplish in the mid-19th cen-tury.
Who was John Henry Newman?
Some ask the question, “Who was John Henry Newman, and why he is important?” Logos Bible Software’s Catholic Product Manager answers,
“From his evangelical youth to his leadership of the Anglo-Catholic Oxford Movement to his embrace of Roman Catholicism, the career and legacy of John Henry Newman is marked by brilliance and controversy. His engagement with liberal, evangelical and catholic move-ments within the Church of England in his time makes him a pivotal figure, important for understanding the Anglican Communion today…”17
John Henry Newman was born in London in 1801. Within Anglicanism, Newman’s family had maintained strong bonds to biblical faith, which had exercised considerable influence on his early religious life. In the autumn of 1816 he underwent what appeared to be a religious conver-sion. The tone of his mind at this time became Evangelical and Reformed and, significantly, he held to the conviction that the Pope was the Antichrist. In December of 1816 he was welcomed

at Trinity College Oxford, and in June of the following year, went into residence there, graduat-ing in 1821.
Looking to stay at Oxford, he studied to become a professor18 at Oriel College, which was at the time the acknowledged center of Oxford intellectualism. He was elected a professor in April, 1822. In 1824, he was ordained as an Anglican priest. Then at the suggestion of E. B. Pusey, who was also a professor at Oriel, he served as a curate of St. Clements, Oxford. In ser-mons that Newman preached at the time, he correctly distinguished between justification and re-generation. However, by 1825, the denial of the biblical concept of justification and an increas-ing acceptance of the unbiblical notion of conferred inner righteousness with leanings towards sacramentalism became apparent in his understanding. In that year, he wrote in his diary, “I think; I am not certain, I must give up the doctrine of imputed righteousness, and that of regen-eration as apart from baptism.”19
By 1833, Newman was completely won over to accepting what he saw as the Roman Catholic heritage of the Anglican Church, including the papal dogmas of infused justification and baptismal regeneration. It had its consequences, as Anglican historian Walter Walsh re-counts from the collected letters of Richard Froude and Newman,
“Cardinal Newman stated that he ever considered the 14th of July ‘as the start of the religious Movement of 1833.’ A few months before that date, Newman, in company with his friend, Richard Hurrell Froude…had visited Monsignor (subsequently Cardinal) Wiseman at Rome. ‘We got introduced to him…to find out whether they would take us in [i.e., to the Church of Rome] on any terms to which we could twist our consciences, and we found to our dismay that not one step could be gained without swallowing the Council of Trent as a whole.’
“While on this journey Newman fell seriously ill…and decided to return at once to Eng-land….He tells us, ‘I sat down on my bed, and began to sob violently. My servant…asked me what ailed me, I could only answer him:--‘I have a work to do in England.’ What that work was we now know full well. It was that of Romanizing the Church of England.”20
“Romanizing” the Church of England
At Oxford Newman together with other “High Church” academics (including John Keble, Froude, William Palmer, and E B Pusey) formed a secret association from which Newman began to publish numerous tracts that were effective in spreading their message. The primary associa-tion became known as The Oxford Movement and was also called the Ritualistic Movement. Walsh documents the purpose of the Ritualistic or Oxford Movement from Union Review, one of their leading quarterly magazines,
“The great object of the Ritualistic Movement from its very birth, in 1833, was that of Cor-porate Reunion with the Church of Rome….As far back as 1867, a leading quarterly of the advanced Ritualists declared that, instead of seceding to Rome, ‘it would be much better for us to remain working where we are—for what would become of England if we [Ritualists] were to leave her Church? She would be simply lost to Catholicism…Depend on it, it is only through the English Church itself that England can be Catholicised.’” 21

The same article, referring to this corporate and visible unity with the Church of Rome declared,
“‘Here you have the real heart and soul of the present Movement; this is the centre from which its pulsations vibrate, and from which its life-blood flows.’”22
The same purpose “corporate and visible unity” is stressed in Vatican Council II docu-ments and the Vatican’s, “Compendium of Church Social Doctrine.” While the strategy used to achieve this in America is a bit different than that originally used on the Church of England,23 the false ecumenical movement formally announced at Vatican Council II in the 1960s has been accomplishing the same end – “corporate and visible unity.”24 This is the objective behind the Vatican’s reference to the purpose of the coming Papal visit to England as “‘an unprecedented opportunity to strengthen ties between the United Kingdom and the Holy See on …the impor-tant role of faith in creating strong communities [i.e., churches].’”
For a number of years, Newman remained inside the Church of England. His plan was to transform it by stealth, primarily by withholding from the congregation the great truths of Scrip-ture concerning atonement, faith and works, and the free grace of God. In their place, he and others in his movement begin to slip in little by little the dogmas of Rome with its basis in ritual rather than teaching the great biblical doctrines from Scripture alone.25 The stealth and intrigue by which Newman and his associates carried out their objectives warrants them being tagged as wolves in sheep’s clothing.
Newman Perverts the Gospel
In his book, Lectures on the Doctrine of Justification originally published in 1838, Newman put forth his exposition of the Gospel. He anticipated the rapprochement between Catholic and bib-lical positions seen in the ecumenical dialogue of the 20th century until the present time. His teaching crucially distorts and undermines the pivotal truth—the truth that God’s righteousness in the Lord Jesus Christ is imputed or credited to the believer. Newman taught through these lec-tures what the Jesuit Sheridan defined as a “synthesis of justification and regeneration.”26 This was to be a hallmark of the transformed Newman; he now denied what he had previously upheld. Thus, he wrote in his Lectures on Justification, “The Law written on the heart, or spiritual reno-vation, is that which justifies us.”27 However, in Scripture the Apostle Paul states the opposite, “Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.”28 The law as such convicts and condemns us and can never justify us. As Martin Luther discovered, and the Reformation confirmed, this doctrine is at the very heart of the Gospel.

Rather, “ecumenical dialogue...serves to transform modes of thought and behavior and the daily life of those [non-Catholic] communities. In this way, it aims at preparing the way for their unity of faith in the bosom of a Church one and visi-ble.”
Newman was well aware of the forensic meaning of justification, basing it on the Greek and Hebrew texts of Scripture. The Apostolic message of the New Testament is that Jesus Christ died for our sins, was “made a curse for us,”29 “suffered for the unjust.”30 In the words of Scrip-ture, “God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto Himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them. …For He hath made Him [Christ] to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him.”31 God laid our sins on Jesus Christ by imputation, the just for the unjust. “He was numbered with the transgressors.”32 This is how He was “made … to be sin for us.” There was nothing in Him worthy of death. But, having been made to be sin by imputation, He was condemned by the righteous judgment of God. In this sense, it was right and proper that Christ should suffer the wrath of God. He had to be treated as if He were a sin-ner.
It is on this same basis that God deals with us. He credits Christ’s righteousness to the believing sinner. He declares that same sinner just and righteous in Christ’s perfect righteous-ness, as wonderfully stated by the Apostle, “being justified freely by his grace through the re-demption that is in Christ Jesus.”33
Newman knew the strength of this biblical argument and was not disposed to refute it, as many Roman Catholic scholars over many years vainly tried to do. Despite that, he contended that the word “justify” signifies a making righteous, rather than a receiving of imputed right-eousness. On this controversial point, Newman achieved what appeared to be a brilliant synthe-sis between Scripture and Roman Catholic teaching.
Newman forges tool for the Papacy
Newman believed that he had found a “middle way,” what he called a “via media,” between pa-pal dogma and the Scriptures. His “reformulated doctrine” determined that creation and justifi-cation are exactly alike. Thus, he taught that just as in the beginning God said, “Let there be light, and there was light” and just as the Word of God and the work of God went together in creation, so it is again “in the regeneration.”34 Such a teaching may seem to have a form of god-liness since it uses a biblical example as its model. It is false, however, in that it denies the re-peated biblical statements concerning imputed righteousness.35 In justification, God does not create righteousness as a substance: rather, God imputes righteousness without works. This is as the Apostle stated, “the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works.”36 A declaration by God is a pronouncement and not a process.
Newman’s cunning theological deception makes it possible to depend on the Church of Rome’s sacraments to be filled with goodness—like a filling station through which grace is channeled into the soul. Newman’s attempt to associate creation with justification and thus to teach subjective righteousness as fact is a violation of God’s inerrant written Word and is rank deceit.

Newman the Point Man to recapture England
By 1840 the suspicion that Newman, still a priest within the Church of England, had become a campaigner for Catholicism neared certainty with the publication of his notorious “Tract 90.” In that tract, he used sophistry and casuistry to argue that the Thirty-Nine Articles (which state the biblical position of the Anglican Church on salvation), if rightly understood, were compatible with the doctrine and dogma of the Church of Rome. Although the Thirty-Nine Articles re-pudiate teachings and practices of the Catholic Church,37 this tract was subtly clever in under-mining the Reformed Protestant identity of the historic Articles of the Church of England. For example, Section 5 of the conclusion of Tract 90 states,
“They say that the Church has authority in controversies, they do not say what authority. They say that it may enforce nothing beyond Scripture, but do not say where the remedy lies when it does. They say the works before grace and justification are worthless and worse, and that works after grace and justification are acceptable, but they do not speak at all of works with GOD’S aid, before justification.”38
Such sophistry was a blatant denial of the very principle of the authority of Scripture alone and clearly promotes an argumentative attitude towards it. After Tract 90, it became apparent that Newman was committed to defending papal doctrine. He was officially received into the Roman Catholic Church in 1845 and ordained a Catholic priest the following year.
Thus in the 19th century, the Papacy used John Henry Newman as their point man to sub-vert Church of England to Catholicism and thereby set in motion a developing plan to regain England as a Catholic country.39 We may think that all this is the sound of “far-off things and battles long ago.” However, the Vatican ever thinks in terms of centuries. Benedict XVI, a skill-ful politician, understands that England lost its sovereign status in December 2009 when the Treaty of Lisbon went into effect. Little wonder then that the second stage of the “beatification” of Newman has had to wait until now.
Conclusion
Pope Benedict’s clever strategy as a civil head of state is of no worth before the Lord God Al-mighty. We can be sincerely thankful that in the Lord God’s supreme wisdom He has deter-mined a limit to the intrigue of Papal Rome. It will be punished for its continued rejection of the Lordship of Christ. In the meantime, the Lord’s people need not be deceived by the enticing spectacle that is to be paraded before the world in September 2010.
We all know that we live in difficult apostate days. In similar circumstances J. C. Ryle en-couraged believers in the UK in the 19th century to remain strong and not to compromise. He declared,
“This is the church, which does the work of Christ on earth. Its members are a little flock and few in number, one or two here and two or three there, a few in this district and a few in that. But these are they that shake the universe; who change the fortune of kingdoms by their

prayers; these are they who are the active workers for spreading the knowledge of pure relig-ion and undefiled; these are the lifeblood of the country, the shield, the defense, the stay and the support of any nation to which they belong.”
Thus the Lord’s people “earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints,”40 knowing that, “whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.41 ♦
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1 J. H. Merle d’Aubigne, The Reformation in England 2 Vols. (Banner of Truth Trust, 1962) Vol. I, pp. 337-8
2 For more information, see D’Aubigne, Vol. II, pp. 55-56
3 For more information, see D’Aubigne, Vol. I, pp. 245-8
4 The primary divorce of England from the popedom of Rome did come about fully with much bloodshed of
of English martyrs, including Thomas Cranmer, as they in obedience to the Scriptures served the Lord Jesus Christ.
5 This occurred during the short reign of King Edward VI.
6 http://europa.eu/lisbon_treaty/glance/index_en.htm 5/15/2010
7 See our Website, “Papal Rome and the European Union”
8 www.royal.gov.uk 4/8/2010
9 http://www.zenit.org/article-28654?l=english 22/03/2010 Emphasis not in original.
10 The Vatican as a sovereign state is legally called “Holy See.”
11 See Michael de Semlyen’s books, All Roads Lead to Rome? The Ecumenical Movement (1993) and The Founda-tions Under Attack: The Roots of Apostasy (2006)
12 See our website article, “The Pope’s Plans on Organizing Political, Economic and Religious Activities World-wide”
13 “By August 1560, the French forces had been expelled from Scotland through aid sent from England, and the queen-regent had died, allowing a free Scottish Parliament to assemble and formally abolish Popery.” www.reformation-scotland.org.uk/.../john-knox-and-scottish-reformation.php 6/1/2010
14 On March 17th 2010: http://news.scotsman.com/glasgow/Holyrood-to-play--.6157450.jp
15 http://www.adoremus.org/1107BXVI_122205.html 6/9/2010
16 The Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission was established by Archbishop of Canterbury Michael Ramsey and Pope Paul VI in 1967. Its terms of reference were established by the Malta Report in the following year and it has worked in two phases - 1970-1981, and 1983-2005.
17 www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=338121888230 5/14/2010 Emphasis not in original.

18 At the time in Oxford, the position was called “a fellow.”
19 John Henry Newman, Autobiographical Writings, p. 203
20 Walter Walsh, The Secret History of the Oxford Movement, Fourth Ed. (London: Swan Sonneshine & Co., Ltd., 1898) p. 263. Italic in original.
21 Ibid Walsh, pp. 260-261.
25 Walsh, pp. 3-10.
26 Thomas L. Sheridan, Newman on Justification, (Alba House, 1967) p. 108
27 Newman, Lectures on Justification, p. 45
28 Romans 3:20
22 Ibid Walsh p.261 Italics in original
23 See articles on false ecumenism on our website
24 Thus Post Vatican Council II Document No. 42, “Reflections and Suggestions Concerning Ecumenical Dia-logue” Vol. I, Sect VI, II states, “…dialogue is not an end in itself…it is not just an academic discussion.”
29 Galatians 3:13
30 I Peter 3:18
31 II Corinthians 5:19, 21
32 Isaiah 53:12
33 Romans 3:24
34 Newman, Lectures on Justification, p. 81
35 For example, the Apostle Paul teaches the concept of imputation eleven times in Romans Chapter Four alone.
36 Romans 4:6

37 For example, they deny the teachings concerning Transubstantiation (Article 28), sacrifice of the Mass (Article 31), both bread and wine should be served to all in the Lord’s Supper (Article 30) and that ministers may marry (Ar-ticle 32).
38 http://anglicanhistory.org/tracts/tract90/conclusion.html 1/16/2010
39 For a detailed record of this plan and its outworking in the nineteenth century, see Walsh’s, The Secret History of the Oxford Movement
40 Jude 3
41 I John 5:4

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