Bible Believers' Newsletter #095
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Your brother-in-Christ, Anthony
Rome Reconquers Lutherans
Augsburg, Germany: On October 31, Lutherans and Catholics signed a Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification: how one gains salvation, or right relationship with God, stating essential agreement over this issue that prompted Luther's uprising in 1517.
Lutherans said justification comes by grace through faith alone while Catholics say good works also are required. The new statement does NOT claim to have resolved all points related to the two understandings of justification, but declares that the remaining differences should not divide the churches.
I want you to note the absence of the Holy Spirit who "guides into ALL Truth" (John 16:13), so that in every age, Christians have all spoken the same thing without division, being perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment (I Corinthians 1:10) in accord with Jesus' prayer (John 17:20-26). It is ONLY by recognizing YOUR day and ITS Message that one could be a Christian in any age. THIS revelation alone imparts the baptism with the Holy Spirit which is the new birth.
The joint Declaration states in part, "Together we confess: By grace alone, in faith in Christ's saving work and not because of any merit on our part, we are accepted by God and receive the Holy Spirit, who renews our hearts while equipping and calling us to good works."
They are equating Justification by grace through faith with the new birth or baptism with the Holy Ghost. I John 5:1-13 which compares the natural birth with the Spiritual, points out how one may be justified but not sanctified; sanctified but not justified or justified and sanctified but still not born-again and ultimately lost.
Judas Iscariot was not Serpent's seed. He was written in the Book of Life which is the genealogy of Adam (Luke 10:20). Judas was justified by grace through faith and baptized (John 4:1-2). He was also sanctified by the Word of God (John 17:17); but he failed die to his own ideas and go all the way to Pentecost, and was subsequently lost.
Peter types earth's baptism with the believer's justification and water baptism in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ for the remission of past sins (II Peter 3:20-21). Justification was not earth's new birth or there would have been no more death and decay which is the result of sin. Typing the Spiritual birth with the natural, I John 3:2-9, 5:18 show there can be no sin following the new birth. Like your water baptism, the Flood only washed away or remitted earth's past sins. It has nothing to do with the future for although "eight souls were saved by water", three of the eight were subsequently lost. Ham was in the ark, so after the flood the earth was repopulated by sinners.
Justification is the essential foundational experience of the Holy Spirit. But as we have documented, it is not the new birth. When Paul encountered some Baptists at Ephesus who were justified by faith, he asked, "Have you received the Holy Ghost SINCE you were justified" (Acts 19:1-2). And in Ephesians 1:13 he says that AFTER they were justified by grace through faith they "were sealed with the Holy Spirit". In Acts 2:38 Peter also places the Promise of the Holy Spirit AFTER justification by grace through faith.
Justification, sanctification and the baptism with the Holy Ghost are three steps in faith constituting the new birth. When a woman gives birth, the water breaks first, typing justification and water baptism of the Spiritual birth. Next is the blood, typing sanctification, and finally the shock of cold air or a slap from the doctor causes the mortal spirit and soul to enter, typing the revelation of the PRESENT Truth which gives the new birth. All three steps are required for the birth.
The historic document is the result of more than 30 years of talking and reading the Bible together in several countries. If but one of them had the Holy Spirit they would have known the mind of Christ in under thirty minutes: heaven and earth would pass away before that revelation could fail. Modern-day These latter day Balaams want to force God to change His mind on His Word (Titus 3:10-11).
The two churches have insisted on going forward despite significant opposition encountered by The Lutheran World Federation when it polled its 128 member churches in 70 countries, by critics in the Catholic Church, and by opposition from more than 240 German theologians.
The document is contrary to the Spirit that brings all saints into the COMMON faith (Titus 1:4; Jude 3). And Scripture forbids those who are not agreed in the Word to meet together for worship (Amos 3:3; Isaiah 8:9-13). This document was forced by a hierarchy of men, devoid of the Spirit themselves, politically-minded and unwilling to listen to what the Spirit may say through others. This is "Nicolaitanism which Jesus HATES" (Revelation 2:6).
In the United States, the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod called the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification a "betrayal of the Gospel." It is "an ambiguous statement whose careful wording makes it possible for the pope's representatives to sign it without changing, retracting, or correcting anything that has been taught by the Roman Catholic Church since the time of the Council of Trent in the 16th century". The Missouri Synod, which is not part of The Lutheran World Federation, participated in the dialogue leading to the declaration but will NOT sign it.
As discussions on the doctrinal declaration were continuing, Pope John Paul II issued a statement this year indicating a renewed focus on INDULGENCES. The Catholic Church continues to teach that temporal punishment, which it defines as the natural consequence of sin, can be purged here or after death through good works.
In other words, "Justification by works" (plus silver or gold).
Luther was excommunicated from the Catholic Church in 1521 for his Scriptural stand that salvation was granted on the basis of faith alone and not by works. Thus when Leo X become pope, and John Tetzel came to sell indulgences for sin, Luther had no choice but to rise up against this anti-Scriptural teaching. First, he thundered from the pulpit against it and then wrote his famous 95 theses which he nailed to the door of Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany, on October 31, 1517, fomenting the Protestant Reformation that split the Catholic Church and shaped the modern world.
This reconquest of the Lutheran and Anglican churches by the Vatican is an important end-time sign fulfilling Jesus' prophecy, "Gather together FIRST the tares, and bind them in bundles ready for the burning" (Matthew 13:30). Paul taught how the Holy Spirit which is sent for the believers also anoints sinners "but that which bears thorns and briars is rejected, almost accursed, whose end is to be burned" (Hebrews 6:4-8). Note, the tares have their "revival" first.
The Holy Spirit that has called the wise and foolish virgin OUT from Rome and her (once) Protestant daughter churches is binding the thorns and briars, make-believers and unbelievers, together in the ecumenical movement, World Council of Churches, Charismatic Movement, etc., ready for the fires of hell.
If it was the Holy Spirit that separated the Lutherans, Anglicans and Presbyterians out from Rome, you know for a fact it is NOT the Holy Spirit that is reuniting them by organization, forming an image unto the beast (Papal Rome).
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Butchering Healthy Babies for Body Parts
Revelation 6:8: "I saw a pale horse: and the name of the rider was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth (or redeemable) part of the earth, (the foolish virgin, 144,000 tribulation saints and other classes of "the saved") to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth" (Revelation 13:7-8).
This symbolizes the culmination of Satan's New Testament activity. The pale horse embodies all the diabolical evil of the white, red and black stages of his ride through church history, culminating in the United States of America, which is "the image unto the beast" (Imperial Rome) in the political realm, as the World Council of (once Protestant) Churches is the image of the beast (Papal Rome) in the spiritual.
The rider throughout these four stages has been Satan as disclosed by his name, "Death". Soon he will be cast from heaven and incarnate the Pope. This will occur following the sinking of Los Angeles at the close of the Gentile dispensation.
Revelation 17 and Daniel 2 foretold the Roman Catholic church will be controlling the last Gentile world power. And the U.S.A. which began as a lamb, would speak like the dragon in the end-time, exercising all the power of Rome (Revelation 13:11-12).
The Fourth Seal began manifesting in 1906. History clearly records America's metamorphosis from lamb-like meekness and isolation at the beginning of this century to the aggressive dragon-like monster she is today. Ayatolleh Khomeini rightly discerned America as the Great Satan.
Who but the United States of America (and the City of London) "kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth"? "Beasts of the earth" are men who have been "blooded" or systematically trained to kill without compunction.
You'll recall how the Money Power planned three World wars and three major revolutions to deliver one world government. World War III is in the making right now. It will be between the Political Zionists, (that's us), and the Muslims. The protagonists are being manipulated by the hidden hand that controls them both. Indonesia is the largest Muslim country with a population approaching 200 million, spread over 17,000 islands, and is the world's fourth most populous nation. Like Russia, it is being broken into its parts by the Money Power.
The third major revolution will follow several years after World War III. It will commence with the destruction of the Vatican and all of North America. This conflict is intended to deliver a Luciferian one world order by pitting the atheists and nihilists -- communists, etc., against all regular religions for their mutual destruction and exhaustion. However it will result in Armageddon and the destruction of all life on earth.
The combatants have been unconsciously "in training" before T.V. and Hollywood perversions, a sick education system, perverted home life, entertainments, religions and courts of injustice throughout this century. Then there is the intense training of desensitized killers by the Tavistock Institute, the military, government and non-government organizations. This last generation are "lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, truce breakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good" (II Timothy 3:2-3).
The behavior of America's well-trained Lawmakers (based on records prior to the summer break in 1998) tells us something:-
- 29 members of Congress have been accused of spouse abuse.
- 7 have been arrested for fraud.
- 19 have been accused of writing bad checks.
- 117 have bankrupted at least two businesses.
- 3 have been arrested for assault.
- 71 have credit reports so bad they can't qualify for a credit card.
- 14 have been arrested on drug-related charges.
- 8 have been arrested for shoplifting.
- 21 are current defendants in lawsuits.
- 84 were stopped for drunk driving, but released after claiming immunity.
Under the Fourth Seal we see the rule of "Death" personified. As portrayed in the teaching series, World Depopulation and Slavery, this word death (Gk. thanatos) is not simply the physical death of the body but the spiritual death of the soul through sin (or unbelief in the revealed Word of God) that continues in a misery of ignorance and wretchedness. It is "Death" -- eternal separation -- as opposed to God's Own Life.
This "Death" is all around us, especially in the apostate church, institutions of learning and hearts hardened in unbelief against God's Word. This death will "kill" in any way possible in order to inflict mortal death, to deprive individuals of the opportunity for spiritual life and procure their misery. We have studied this previously in Henry Kissinger's U.S. Office of Population Control, and his National Security Study Memorandum 200 (NSSM-200), entitled "Implications of Worldwide Population Growth for U.S. Security and Overseas Interests"; and again in the Council on Foreign Relations, IMF and Trilateral Commission's "Global 2000 Report to the President" and "Global Future: A Time to Act"; and the U.N.'s "Global Biodiversity Assessment" that calls for human population to be reduced to one or two billion in the next decade (GBA Section 188.8.131.52).
We are familiar with the planned famines and starvation of peoples in Africa and North Korea. Sustainable agriculture, W.T.O. (GATT) agreements, environmental scams, AIDS and investment restrictions, taxation on rainfall, genetically engineered seeds and "plowing permits" guaranteed to bring death upon billions.
"And power was given to THEM over the fourth (or redeemable part of the earth)." If the rider is Satan, "them" is Satan and the power he controls, which is the fourth and last Gentile world empire, Papal Rome which has power over the redeemable part of the earth because she will be destroyed by the unredeemable part of men.
I normally don't feature the following items but this report demonstrates how firmly "Death" has taken hold upon America, and the (once) Christian, Western world:
"... Living children are being killed in abortion clinics and chopped up for parts ... We've seen a price list ... $75 for an eye, $600 for a cadaver, $375 for a spinal cord ... It's as if you're going to an automotive parts store to buy a carburetor or some or part for your car ..."
"... Senator Bob Smith of New Hampshire has been fighting to end this gross aberration of medical ethics ... He noted that the Senate has passed a ban on partial-birth abortion, but that it again failed to get enough votes to override the President's certain veto."
".... The 63-34 vote to ban the procedure did, however, show that pro-life advocates retain their clout in the Congress and send a message to the Peter Singers of the world ... Singer, as you know, is the bio-ethics professor at Princeton University who basically says parents ought to be able to kill their babies up to 28 days after they been born ... He's really suggesting that it's acceptable to kill disabled infants ..."
"... Smith said it's very frustrating each time his side ultimately loses on the abortion issue, after a Bill Clinton veto ... "In the end, we wind up with more babies dying," he said ... A total of 40 million children have died since Rowe vs. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion ..."
(In Australia, a baby girl was alive when born after her five month pregnant mother underwent an inducement to cause a termination. Counsel assisting the coroner, Peter Barr, told the court the baby showed clear signs of life when she was checked by a nurse after delivery at Darwin Private Hospital on July 14 last year.
"She cried, she moved, she was breathing independently and she had an obvious heartbeat." But ... the baby was not given a medical assessment and remained in the delivery suite for 80 minutes until she died.
Northern Territory coroner Greg Cavanagh heard the baby was healthy for her gestation period and said the baby was capable of feeling pain, but nothing was done to assess or otherwise care for her.
Dr. Qi X [not the real name]... told the court he had interviewed the 20-year-old mother. He said, "She had a career in the defense forces and said she could not cope with a child.")
".... Smith recounted shocking information received about the sale of body parts once the babies are aborted ..."
"... The children in partial-birth abortions are literally being executed as they exit the birth canal ... It's just beyond comprehension that we cannot get 67 people in the U.S. Senate to say we want to stop this ... "And then this President -- I hesitate to call him that -- who will veto it," Smith said ..."
"... He received a first-hand report from a woman who witnessed twin babies born alive at six months in a botched abortion ... They were okay ... They would have lived ... The babies were supposed to be chopped into parts ... The woman who was supposed to be buying the body parts, once she saw that they were born alive, said wait a minute, she can't do this ... She can't be a part of this ... And the abortionist said, no problem, took some water and poured it into the pan right up over the babies faces and noses and drowned them ... Two little twin babies ... This is going on in America ..."
"... Smith said he pleaded with his colleagues on the Senate floor that this is not about a budget cut or a tax-cut ... It's about children ..."
"... I have to wonder how Barbara Boxer can sleep at night ... Smith says he doesn't know how any of the pro-abortionists sleep at night ..."
"... He described how a woman typically will walk into an abortion clinic probably anywhere from a month or two to six months pregnant ... Let's assume she's up to five or six months ... We know that this fetus if viable ... While she's sitting there being prepped for this abortion, in another room -- and we're not exaggerating -- sits a wholesaler ... A middle man, or woman ... They've already received a sheet describing the health of the pregnant woman, including her blood type and the condition of her fetus ... They have a complete work-up on her ... meanwhile, the baby is still alive in her womb ..."
"... Here is this person in the other room, sitting there with the work-up sheet ... The instant the abortion is completed they take this baby and cut it up, in accordance with the work order ... A certain company may want a liver ... And it has to be a normal liver ... And here is the horror of it all, Smith noted ... "This is where it really gets ugly" ... There are really only four or five ways to abort ... One is saline, which basically poisons the child ... Another is chopping the child to pieces ... A third way is to go through mother's abdomen and stab the child in the heart.
"... These types of abortion cause problems for the butchers and middle men because they result in the dissolving of the child's organs ... The question then becomes, how can you sell the organs under these conditions? ... The answer is, you really can't .... The organs aren't acceptable, because they've either been chopped up, poisoned or dissolved ...."
"... So what happens next? ... Partial-birth abortion ... Or live-birth abortion, or induced abortions where you get live babies with good material, good fresh tissue ... Smith said he was using the words right off the work-up charts ..."
"And then, after the baby is aborted, they chop it up in the lab, right there where this woman has had the abortion ... The butchers put the parts on ice and send them to universities, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), or private researchers. Barbaric ... Smith says he's going to get to the bottom of it if it's "the last thing I do."
"... Pro-life groups have fought back with advertising that says adopt, don't abort, and abortions are decreasing ... Doctors are refusing to perform them ... Nurses are refusing to administer .... Hospitals are refusing to participate ..."
"... The ironic by-product of this is that the abortionists are not making enough money, so they have to sell the body parts to make it up ..."
"... Smith is not the type who worries if something is going to be politically correct, or if the press is going to be with him when it comes to issues that are morally right ... He has always stood for the unborn, and he has stood for soldiers missing in action ..."
"... He said another "shocking little secret" about the industry is that many women are maimed ... Some are turned into vegetables ... Some are sexually abused or mocked as they're lying there, by the unethical pigs that work there ..."
"... It is really amazing what is going on ... If you go to a hospital, you have to have a trained anesthesiologist ... But when you knock a woman out in some of these abortion clinics, the attending personnel aren't trained ... We've had women who never really awakened and are in a vegetative state ... It is just unbelievable, the horror that is going on in the name of the health of the woman ...."
"... They're not only making all this money from the abortion, but then they sell the parts and get more money on top of that ..."
"... Smith said it's almost as if they're beef-buyers going to the market and looking at the steer on the hoof ... It's as if they're saying, okay, there's the hindquarter, we'll take that ... They are literally looking at this women coming into that abortion clinic with a live child inside her ... A normal child ... And they're insisting that this unborn child, once it's aborted, have no abnormalities ..."
"... So if you are the abortionist, and you have four different options to provide a fetus, and they want no abnormalities, and you know that three of the four are going to create abnormalities and ruin the specimen, what are you going to do? ... Well, partial-birth ... Or live-birth ..."
"... Livers 30 percent off if significantly fragmented, or $150 if perfect ... Brains $999, with a 30 percent discount if fragmented ... Ears, $75 ... Eyes, $75 ... Intact embryonic cadavers, $600 ..."
Jesus said, under the Fifth Seal, "Because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall grow cold" (Matthew 24:12). (Blanquita Cullum, October 27, 1999. Listen live on the net http://www.RadioAmerica.org/ weekdays 12 noon to 3 p.m., Eastern Time. Call 1-800-510-8255. E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. http://www.bqview.com/.
Y2K and Revelation 16:12
The Pentagon's Joint Task Force for Computer Network Defense, headed by Air Force Maj. Gen. John Campbell, and the FBI's National Information Protection Center (NIPC) held a top-level conference called "Preparing for Cyberwar" in early October.
What is interesting is that Year 2000 operations plans and contingency operations were highlighted in the conference schedule. The Joint Task Force (JTF) and the Computer Network Defense (CND) has classified the two-day conference at the "secret" level.
Why? Could Y2K vulnerabilities open doors to Cyberwar, Terrorism and computer sabotage? ... the United States federal government -- FEMA, the DoD and the FBI have a good understanding of the CONSEQUENCES of Y2K vulnerabilities and how your life is likely to be changed. Do you understand the consequences?
We are living in perilous times. The love of many has waxed cold. Americans are asleep, fat and rolling in lasciviousness. Organized religion has turned her back on the real God, the real Jesus Christ. Instead, this "Christian" nation is playing the harlot and worshiping the created instead of the creator; the money to buy all things instead of He who created all things. We believe that we are rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and we know not that we are wretched, miserable, poor, blind and naked. Judgment is at the door.
U.S. businesses, local, state and federal governments will spend over $200 billion to ensure that their computers recognize the Year 2000 correctly... Spending enormous amounts of money to remediate the Y2K problem in such a short time frame opens many doors to cyber problems (attacks, sabotage, etc.).
The weapons of information warfare can outflank and circumvent military establishments and compromise the common underpinnings of both U.S. military and civilian infrastructure, which is now one and the same.
Information warfare specialists at the Pentagon estimate that a properly prepared and well-coordinated attack by fewer than 30 computer virtuosos strategically located around the world, with a budget of less than $10 million, could bring the United States to its knees.
A red team put together by the intelligence community in 1997 pretended to be North Korea. Some 35 men and women specialists, using hacking tools freely available on 1,900 Web sites, managed to shut down large segments of America's power grid and silenced the command and control system of the Pacific Command in Honolulu. The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) launched some 38,000 attacks against its own systems to test their vulnerabilities. Only 4 percent of the people in charge of targeted systems realized they were under attack and of these only 1 in 150 reported the intrusion to superior authority.
Director of Central Intelligence George Tenet says, "an adversary capable of implanting the right virus or accessing the right terminal can cause massive damage." And hackers from around the world have proved they can do just that. They have crashed systems from abroad (a 16-year-old English boy took down some 100 U.S. defense systems in 1994); rerouted calls from 911 emergency numbers in Florida to Yellow Pages sex-service numbers from Sweden; disrupted troop deployments to the Gulf in February 1998 from California where two youngsters, directed by a hacker in Israel (code named The Analyzer), launched attacks against the Pentagon's systems, NSA, and a nuclear weapons research lab. The deployment disruptions were described by Deputy Secretary of Defense John Hamre as "the most organized and systematic attack" on U.S. defense systems ever detected.
As the Rand Corp. game shows, however, the degradation may be apocalyptic. [It is interesting that the Rand Corp. game back in the early 90s used the year 2000 as the model year for government officials -- Feb 4, Feb 10, Feb 15, Feb 17, Feb 18 and Feb 19 -- Ed.].
The FBI's National Infrastructure Protection Center (NIPC) is warning that Israel and INDIA may use Y2K bug repairs to plant secret gateways inside U.S. computer systems that can be later used to exploit sensitive information.
Unscrupulous Y2K contractors have long been rumored to have placed hidden "trap doors" in systems that could be used for intrusions later. CIA analyst Terrill D. Maynard wrote in the NIPC publication, Infrastructure Protection Digest, that many of the foreign Y2K firms were created expressly to meet the demand by desperate companies seeking to avoid Y2K problems. He cited public statements by Indian and Israeli government officials indicating each nation has developed offensive information warfare programs targeting the United States.
Around 60% of the world's computer programmers are from India ... the largest source of foreign contractors for Y2K remediation. The Los Angeles Times reported (September 27, 1999) that U.S. foreign affairs specialists are closely monitoring signs of increased cooperation between Russia, China and India, along with a growing sense in all three countries, especially after NATO's bombing campaign against Yugoslavia, that U.S. power must somehow be checked!
"The analysts remain concerned about a potentially grave threat: an alliance that would bring together about 2.5 billion people, formidable military might and a vast stockpile of nuclear weapons, all held together by the common goal of countering America's global dominance ... if the relationships progress, then you basically have the world's heartland -- 2 billion people in China and India -- allied with a formidable technological power in Russia. That would be a disaster for the United States ... Aside from a shared discomfort about America's might, the three have other common interests. They strenuously back the primacy of the United Nations (U.N.) Security Council, whose top man is always a Russian General, for dealing with world crises."
To substantiate the threat of Russia, China and India waltzing toward military union is the fact that on October 2-6, 1999 -- China and Russia were holding military exercises outside Shanghai, China organized by the Eastern Fleet.
Chinese President Jiang Zemin expressed pleasure that bilateral ties "have not only been set on normal tracks in a smooth and healthy way, but are growing ripe." nl095.htm
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Brother Anthony Grigor-Scott is a non-denominational minister. He has ministered full-time since 1981, primarily to other ministers and their congregations in various countries. He pastors Bible Believers' tiny congregation, and is available to minister in your church.
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