When Jesus established the papacy, the gospels report that he told St. Peter: “Amen I say to you: You are Peter, and upon this Rock I will build my Church, and the gates of Hell shall not prevail against it.” These words are emblazoned in Latin across the front of St. Peter’s Basilica. St. Peter’s successors have incorporated his name to describe their work, the Petrine ministry, and refer to themselves as Papa Petrus.
But the Petrine ministry is more than work. And being Papa Petrus is not a job; it is a calling in which a man has been chosen by the direct descendants of the 12 apostles as agents of God to be the Vicar of Christ on Earth. One becomes the pope not as one becomes the president, but as one becomes a Catholic priest or the father of a child. The papacy, like ordination and fatherhood, is a life-changing and irreversible imprint – and hence, my sadness at the abdication of Benedict XVI. It shook my soul to the core.
…..In a late newspaper conducted by Christians, an account was given of the life of an officer, a believer. It told how he, with ‘another Christian officer,’ was posted with artillery under his command at the battle of Waterloo. For many hours they were unengaged; but at the closing charge their guns came into play, and then crash went the cannon-balls, sweeping away whole ranks of unbelievers to perdition! Was that Christ-like?
Can Jesus commend such terrible slaughter with a “Well done, good and faithful servant?” Did Jesus come to display the Father to a world of sinners? “Blessed are the peace-makers,” says Jesus. Woe then to the war makers. Matt. 5:9; Luke 6:20-26.
But suppose – as was often the case in the last American war – that one Christian shoots down his brother in Christ; Would you choose to be either the slain one, cut off in the midst of the stormy feelings of battle, or the slayer of a member of Christ FOR WHOM HE GAVE HIS BLOOD?
Is not our path plainly marked out in these words of the Holy Ghost?
“Do not associate with those given to change…” Proverbs 24:21
Posted on Monday, November 19, 2012 10:59:27 AM by fishtank
Pro 24:21 “My son, fear the LORD and the king; Do not associate with those given to change;”
Pro 24:22 “For their calamity will rise suddenly, And who knows the ruin those two can bring?”
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If Mitt Romney is elected president of the United States, his religion, a serious, cultic distortion of the Bible and history in the eyes of many evangelicals, will have new standing and credibility, and likely experience an acceleration of its already fast expansion.
Under Romney, some policies may languish in the swampy squish of centrism, one that embraces elements of Obamacare. If his leadership in Massachusetts is a sample, Romney may attempt to combine statist, modified Keynesian economicswith Reaganesque supply-side policies, a mixture of oil and water. He is untested on national defense and foreign policy.
As Occult, New Age Practices Increase, so Does Need for Exorcists (” Is exorcism simply a hot topic — or has the need for the rite grown?”)
Evil has not fallen out of fashion. Exorcism is a rite developed — and promulgated — to meet a need that still exists, due to more people delving into New Age and occult practices.
And, yes, satanic worshippers are a reality.
This is what the American government-school system has given us. They are nothing more than indoctrination centers where young children are taught WHAT to think rather than HOW to think. They crumble the foundations of the American society like a silent jack-hammer.
Our churches are not much better. Most church-goers salivate at every word that their “pastor” speaks from the pulpit. They are not encouraged to do as the Berean Christians did who “searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so. “God said it, I believe it, that settles it.”
But are you sure God said it? Have you “searched the Scriptures” to verify the Truth of what you are being taught? Or are you merely walking lock-step with “the word” from your pastor?
Why do you think there are so many denominations? It is because somebody found a “different angle” on what the Bible teaches. How do you know what you are being taught is the Truth?
I know, your pastor is a “man of God?” Does that mean that someone who disagrees with your pastor’s doctrine is NOT a “man of God?” Does any church or denomination have a corner on Truth?
Every loving thought held in any part of the Sonship belongs to every part. It is shared because it is loving. Sharing is Gods way of creating, and also yours. The ego can keep you in exile from the Kingdom, but in the Kingdom itself it has no power. Ideas of the spirit do not leave the mind that thinks them, nor can they conflict with each other.
“It is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the JUDGMENT” Hebrews 9:27
You may do all in your power to put the thought of death away from you. However, you cannot escape the fact that you must die. You KNOW that you must die and face God. Maybe the reason you are reluctant to think about death is that you also know that judgment follows death as surely as night follows day. I an seriousness, could I possibly press a more sensible or important question upon you than this — What is going to happen to you when you die?
Conscience, common sense, and the Bible all declare to you that there is an eternity that you must face. As you read these lines, you know I speak the truth. You know the above text of Scripture is as true as can be. If you and I were talking over a cup of coffee, you might grin and say, “Ah com on John, you are just trying to scare me.” However, as you think about the words DEATH…JUDGMENT…ALL MEN, your “heart of hearts” deep inside of you is saying to you this very moment, “Sure, man, he’s telling it like it really is. I must die and face God my Creator.”
Holy Ghost Troop vs. the Synagogue of Satan
“I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the Synagogue of Satan.” (Revelation 2:9)
I dedicate this analysis to Christina Green, who was born on 9/11/01 and killed at the age of 9 years, 119 days. Requiescas in pace Domini, puella casta caaraque.
By Captain Eric H. May, Ghost Troop CO
EASTER, 4/24/11 – This article is an answer to a compelling comment on my Veterans Today article, posted on 4/21/11, BP Horizon, Sieg Heil!. The analysis and allegations are founded in facts, and detailed by documents. I am a Christian officer on a mission of conscience, who was struck by Lou Gehrig’s Disease (ALS), a terminal neutral atrophy.. A man in my condition does not lie on Easter Sunday, nor does he hide from the terrible truth he is duty-bound to report to me American people.
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Captain May, an excellent article! The only thing that you left out was that the 9/11/2001 attacks were 11 years after Pres. GHW Bush’s New World Order speech of 9/11/1990. The first paragraph of your Occult IKE article of Sept. 2008 mentions that speech:
The “rapture” has been a convenient escape hatch for Christians. When times worsened, the “rapture” was preached with great vitality. Millions were assured that before all hell breaks loose that they would be taken to heaven to watch the Great Tribulation from up above the heavens so bright.Lasseigne manufactures a “rapture” theology in Revelation 4:1–2. John told to “come up here” is thought to be a “symbolic picture of the rapture” 76.
This is a common interpretation among dispensationalists. Lasseigne isn’t the first one to use it. Tim LaHaye made it the cornerstone of his Revelation rapture theology. For those who claim to interpret prophecy literally, Revelation 4:1-2 says nothing about the church being taken to heaven prior to a seven-year tribulation period, but LaHaye argues for it anyway even though the phrase “seven years” does not appear in Revelation.
Read more at americanvision.org .
…What then is meant by the term “the flesh” ἡ σὰρξ? Perhaps most plainly it refers to that part of us that is alienated from God. It is the rebellious, unruly and obstinate part of our inner self that is operative all the time. It is that part of us that does not want to be told what to do.
It is stubborn, refuses correction, and does not want to have a thing to do with God. It bristles at limits and rules. It recoils at anything that might cause me to be diminished or something less than the center of the universe.
The flesh hates to be under authority or to have to yield to anything other than its own wishes and desires. The flesh often desires something simply because it is forbidden. The Protestants often call the flesh our “sin nature” which is not a bad term in summarizing what the flesh is. In Catholic tradition the flesh is where concupiscence sets up shop.
Concupiscence refers to the string inclination to sin that is in us as a result of the wound of Original Sin. If you do not think that your flesh is strong, just try to pray for five minutes and watch how quickly your mind wants to think of anything but God. Just try to fast or be less selfish and watch how your flesh goes to war….