Bible Believers' Newsletter 405
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ; we are pleased to see you.
One of our sister Churches in Italy has provided us with the URL to a not completely accurate entry on Brother Branham in the Wikipedia
Modern history is the record of warfare between the Roman Empire and Israel. Their mutual enemy is engaging them in conflict at the end of the Gentile dispensation to destroy God's people as he brought them into conflict at the end of the Hebrew dispensation to destroy God's Person, and proposes to destroy them both once they have exhausted their utility. Have you noticed that as God called the elect Israelites to come out of Jerusalem (Matthew 24:15-21), He is calling elect Gentiles to come out of Rome (Revelation 18:1-4).
Please welcome first-time contributor to our Newsletter Dorothy Anne Seese. Sister Seese has been working since she was three and a half. Her career began as a child actress in the 1939-1942 "Five Little Peppers" film series produced by Columbia that mercifully ended with the nation's involvement in World War II. She played small parts in films until 1953, but was by that time a student at UCLA where she received her liberal arts degree in Political Science. Now she is a political commentator who writes as a public and Christian service.
This Newsletter serves those of like precious faith. Whoever will receive the truth is welcome to feed their soul from the waters of the River of Life. Everything here presented should be confirmed personally in your own Bible.
Christians Next Targets of 'Hate Law' Crackdown in Canada
November 22, 2005 Today, Canadian Christians who publicly criticize homosexuality or blame Jewish leaders for the crucifixion are likely to be indicted as "hate criminals." But in 1971 when B'nai B'rith Canada and the Canadian Jewish Congress persuaded Parliament to enact their national anti-hate law, these Jewish organizations were wary of alarming Christians. Instead, they began anti-hate law enforcement by going after those least likely to be defended by society: Holocaust reductioniststhose who reduce the six million figure of Jewish Holocaust dead.
During the following 30 years, the Canadian public watched passively as Malcolm Ross, Doug Collins, Ernst Zundel, etc., were pilloried by the press and financially exhausted by the courts for the "hate crime" of inquiring whether the number of Jewish Holocaust dead might be less than six million.
Then, around the turn of the century, B'nai B'rith's hate crimes Gestapo turned on Christians. More cases have now been prosecuted against Christians (primarily critics of homosexuality) in the last five years than of Holocaust reductionists in the previous 30. . . Full story: truthtellers.org
Comment: Remember what the Prophet said concerning the "squeeze"?
An Analysis of Benedict XVI's Visit to the Synagogue
Any pre-Vatican II moral theology book will tell you that active participation in non-Catholic worship is a mortal sin against the divine law and the First Commandment. On August 19, 2005at exactly 12:00 noon on a Friday, the same day and hour that Jesus was crucifiedBenedict XVI arrived at the Jewish Synagogue and then took active part in a Jewish worship service. Along with John Paul II's 1986 visit to the Synagogue, this was certainly one of the most scandalous events in human historythe alleged leader of the Christian Church, after the promulgation of the Gospel, traveling to the Jewish Synagogue (the Temple of those who reject the Messiah), taking part in their worship ceremony, and thus attempting to validate the Jewish religion. . . Full story: mostholyfamilymonastery.com
Comment: This is somewhat subjective particularly since Romanism is a Babylonian religion organized after the pattern of Judaism by apostate Jews more than 200 years after the death of the last of the original apostles. However it declares the lateness of the hour and reveals how Rome is uniting with the Jews for the second crucifixion at the end of the Gentile dispensation as the Jews united with Rome for the first crucifixion at the close of the Hebrew dispensation.
Full story: theforbiddenknowledge.com
Nostra Aetate: Origins, Promulgation,
Impact on Catholic-Jewish Relations
The Center for the Study of Christianity at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, in conjunction with the Pope John XXIII Foundation for Religious Studies in Bologna, will hold a scholarly Conference in Jerusalem from 30 October 1 November 2005 to mark the 40th Anniversary of the Conciliar Declaration Nostra Aetate, which was a watershed in Catholic-Jewish relations.
The first day of the Conference will be devoted mainly to Nostra Aetate and its origins and the second day to its various impacts since 1965. Participants will review the state of research on the document, make their own contribution thereto and attempt a critical assessment of Catholic-Jewish relations over the past forty years.
It will be attended by leading scholars actively engaged in these areas from Israel, Italy, Germany, France, Belgium, Russia and the United States. Prominent figures, who are personally involved in the Jewish-Catholic Dialogueheaded by His Eminence Cardinal Walter Kasper, President of the Pontifical Council for Christian Unity, and Rabbi David Rosen, President of IJCICwill also take part. Full story: zenit.org
Rabbi Rosen invested as Papal Knight
November 3, 2005 Rabbi David Rosen, the American Jewish Committee's international director of interreligious affairs on Thursday became the first Israeli citizen, the first Orthodox rabbi and the fifth living Jew to be invested with a papal knighthood.
Rosen received the decoration and citation attesting to his new status as a Knight Commander of the Pontifical Order of St. Gregory the Great at a ceremony hosted at the Notre Dame of Jerusalem Center by the Apostolic Delegate in Jerusalem and Palestine and the Apostolic Nuncio in Israel Archbishop Pietro Sambi.
The investiture was conducted by Cardinal Walter Kasper, President of the Holy See's Commission for Religious Relations with Jewry. The ceremony coincided with the 40th anniversary celebrations in Israel of Nostra Aetate, the ground-breaking Vatican II document that paved the way for mutual respect and dialogue between the Catholic Church and the Jews. . . Full story: jpost.com
Israel to hand Control of Jerusalem Holy Site to Vatican
November 6, 2005 Israel will give the Holy See possession of the Coenaculum, or the Room of the Last Supper (known as the Upper Room or the Cenacle), on Mount Zion. Full story: haaretz.com israelnationalnews.com timesonline.co.uk
Barry Chamish on the Vatican
It is a while since Israeli correspondent Barry Chamish graced the pages of our Newsletter. He furnished most of the above news items on Rome's impending move to Jerusalem whence she will rule the world during the great tribulation of Daniel's Seventieth Week as prophesied by Isaiah, Daniel, Jesus Christ, and planned by the Illuminati. Everything is pointing to Nisan 14 next year. Hear Barry interviewed on the Vatican takeover: israelnationalnews.com
Can a Nuclear Strike on Iran Be Prevented?
Or will the World allow it to happen?
The Bush administration has put together all the elements it needs to justify the impending military action against Iran. Unlike in the case of Iraq, it will happen without warning, and most of the justifications will be issued after the fact. We will wake up one day to learn that facilities in Iran have been bombed in a joint US-Israeli attack. It may even take another couple of days for the revelation that some of the US bombs were nuclear.
Both Americans and the rest of the world have left the door wide open for this to happen. The international community has failed to declare the Iraq war illegal under international law (e.g., Resolution 1483), implicitly condoning the next similar US adventure. Furthermore, since the IAEA resolution of September 24, 2005, it is "legal" for the US to use nuclear weapons in a military conflict with Iran. . . The real, ultimate goal was always to attack Iran, but the Iraq invasion was a necessary intermediate step. . . Full story: antiwar.com
Comment: Creating "distress of nations, with perplexity . . . causing men's hearts to fail them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth," could this explain the hurried proliferation of draconian "Patriot Act"-style legislation among all the colonies of the City of London?
Iran has a cleaner more deadly WMD than the United States, called the Iranian Oil Bourse, a new oil exchange scheduled to commence trading oil in euros from March, 2006. While this would benefit the nations, it would hasten the shift of currency reserves out of the US dollar, prick the property and stock market bubbles, and create a depression in the United States.
9/11 Dutch Treat?
Why haven't we seen the routine video surveillance tapes of ANY of the passengers alleged to have boarded the ill-fated 9/11 flights at Boston's Logan, Newark's Liberty and Washington's Dulles international airports? . . . Full story: rense.com arcticbeacon.com
Utah Lawyer hospitalized after being targeted by Homeland Security
November 24, 2005 The head of a Chicago-based court reform group said the attorney, Paul Young, was targeted by 'American Gestapo Agents' posing as businessmen. Sherman Skolnick says he has been warned by a federal judge that he also is a target of a bogus Homeland Security probe that may land the 50-year 'judge busting' truth-seeker in jail.
Full story: arcticbeacon.com
America's 'Shake and Bake' in Iraq
Baghdad, November 24, 2005 The US claimed in the run up to Iraq war that the main reason for the invasion is protecting America and the world against the imminent threat of the Weapons of Mass Destruction owned by the former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, if the US is that aware of the great danger of those weapons, why is it using them in Iraq . . . Also the US Department of Defence admitted using incendiary white-phosphorus munitions in a 2004 offensive on Fallujah. . . This was the stuff that the Allies dropped on Dresden, Hamburg and Tokyo during World War II, intending to kill civilians. And it worked . . . Full story: factjo.com/news
Photo: Iraqis who tasted American white-phosphorus freedom.
So, where did 'Al Qaeda' Really Come From?
"The truth is, there is no Islamic army or terrorist group called Al Qaida. And any informed intelligence officer knows this. But there is a propaganda campaign to make the public believe in the presence of an identified entity representing the 'devil' only in order to drive the 'TV watcher' to accept a unified international leadership for a war against terrorism. The country behind this propaganda is the US and the lobbyists for the US war on terrorism are only interested in making money. . ." Full story: rense.com
TV Show switched Man's Wife with Homosexual Man
Demonstrating the utter depravity and lack of morals prevalent among ABC's executives, they created a show called "Wife Swap," promoting deviant behavior and the break-down of the family unit in exchange for possible cash to couples who suffer in America's weakened economy. With so many people who are unemployed or under-employed as a result of the Free Trade agreements and open-border policies, such families are easily found.
Apparently, the TV show tries to see how far they can get families to abandon morals for some pocket change. . .
Full story: honestmediatoday.com news.yahoo.com
Comment: Luke 17:28-30, "As it was in the days of Lot." Disney has changed since Walt died.
As Straws in the Wind
By Dorothy A. Seese
As one bell upon another tolls for those of my generation, the generation that entered college in the early to mid 1950's with the future of the entire world in our hands, we know another one of us is missing from this life and has gone on to eternity. The movie stars of our youth, the broadcasters who shaped the minds of the next generation (for good or bad, as one's viewpoint dictates), the politicians without whom things would certainly crash about us . . . gone from our sight. At one point some of these icons were the movers and shakers upon whose opinions and insights we directed our course. Or they were role models for the things we ourselves had to accomplish to carry out the great mission of ensuring that the world survives for more generations. What a heavy load to carry, what a noble cause for which to sacrifice. That was the mindset of my generation . . . no one assigned these responsibilities to us, they "devolved" upon us as the youth, the future of the world. We inherited responsibilities and stood up to challenges.
Looking at today's world, we obviously missed the whole point . . . our responsibilities were a lot more limited, our spheres of influence were smaller than a city block and our passing is hardly cause for someone to say a half-hearted "oh too bad."
The world we didn't have in our charge and control is a sloppy mess filled with evil and violence. No, don't call us or any generation "the greatest" one of all, there is none such upon the earth filled with flawed men and women of hubris or hopelessness. We were just another generation, perhaps filled with more exuberance than the youths of the Great Depression who didn't know the way out, or who had to drop their dreams and pick up their shovels to eke out any kind of living. We lived in the most respected nation in the world, in 1952, but instead of making it greater we and our offspring (if any, I have none) have let the new era scalawags and carpetbaggers run off with our taxes, our retirement, our medical care and the control of our government which was supposed to be a people's government. Those of the baby-boomer generation who have positions of leadership are diluting our culture by leaving our borders open, and under the guise of giving us security have taken the liberties so many of my generation gladly handed over to prevent being discomforted by terrorism.
Unbelievable? I wish this were a nightmare rather than the description of a page from today's scenario of life in the United States, Planet Earth.
Some folks notice the past ten years have seen an advancing, accelerating decline in morality, educational "outcomes" (aka dumbed down kids), and a terrifying loss of personal liberty. My grandparents owned a homestead south of Bisbee, Arizona, in 1905. They owned it unconditionally. No property taxes. No limits on fencing their property against one set of heathen neighbors who wanted to use it to run their rustled cattle through to the site of re-branding. Grandpa was a man other men feared. He would protect his family and was expected to do so . . . no explanation needed for shooting a malicious trespasser who would harm his wife and daughters. People could even protect their property at gunpoint in those days. Criminals weren't the poor victims in those days. Up was up, down was down, everyone understood "is" and while there were evil people around (and have been since the fall of Adam) there was frontier justice, swift and final.
Now people own everything conditionally, subject to paying taxes to the governments (local, state, federal) to be able to keep owning it, which isn't ownership at all. Property taxes, auto license lieu taxes, boat taxes, income taxes, death taxes, all manner of taxes make ownership conditional upon paying our own government tribute to allow us to live!
That isn't freedom, and few people ever give it a thought. And yes, I pay my property taxes to keep my condo and the auto lieu tax so my current tags let me drive where I need to go. I'm just mindful that my paid-for property isn't really mine as long as government has the right to set the tax rate and, if so inclined, set it so high I cannot keep my property. File that last statement for reference.
Few people "get it" that the government has no source of revenue other than what it extorts from the people by way of taxation and redistributes by entitlements so-called. Few people feel that licensing is a form of tax vehicle, not a source of order and protection. Now, with today's technology, it's a source of snooping as well! Oh yes, we need to catch all those terrorists who are just waiting for the right time to give us all bird flu. And it's probably some violation of "hate speech" law to suggest that the terrorism just may have its source at home rather than abroad.
The Black Plague that hit Europe in the 14th century still has not been definitively identified as the bubonic. It supposedly was carried into Europe by Mongols who brought goods from the Orient to Europe, along with rats infested with infected fleas. However, the disease spread faster than the rats, so there's some question as to whether the virus/bacteria became airborne. We know it decimated Europe and everywhere else it hit, so that long before today's "sustainable earth" depopulation goals were formulated, depopulation occurred by war, pestilence and famine.
The Four Horsemen have been riding across the earth for centuries. Even without war, famine and pestilence, death comes to all, and few names survive the shifting sands of time. One Pythagoras, one Alexander, one Galileo, people whose contributions really do affect the way life is lived today.
One Jesus Christ, Lord of All to those who believe in His redemptive work.
Kingship is something ingrained in a human being's "need box" inside the spirit. Why? Because there is but one "King" and the earth has always rejected Him in favor of lesser gods and little petty kings. His own people rejected Him long before Christ was born, when Israel rejected the Judges, in the days of Samuel, and cried for a king. The problem is, people don't want a true king, they want a kindly father who will grant them all their wants and wishes, to which there is no visible end. They only cry to this father figure as a "god" when they want deliverance from danger and the evils of this world, and at that point where their spirits must leave this earth, allowing the body to return to dust and the soul to go forward to its destiny in eternity. They have to make that trip alone, no human can accompany them. Coming into the world involves a mother, leaving it demands a father to meet them and guide them safely home. The problem is, few have met the correct "Father" to do that job, but have relied on every manner of idol, statue, carving, human usurper of divine status, and humanly-devised government system that attempts to take the place of the True King.
Recent natural disasters have proven the worthlessness of government to save us from the hurricanes, tornadoes that devastate in less than sixty seconds, storm surges that topple buildings, winds that snap trees like match sticks, snows that bury and floods that wash away our bodies like roadway debris. We're humans and we stand helpless before the power of natures forces . . . fire, earth/mud, wind and water.
Crying to government for help is calling to equally helpless humans whose power exists only in being able to command the forces of force (the law and the military) to move the herds around. Their power looks good on the media; it looks useless in the face of something like a Category 4 or 5 hurricane or a 20-foot storm surge. Government? That's security? No, it's force . . . in times when force can be exerted.
We're straws in the wind, all of us. Seldom known to one another, we're all known to God. He has known us since before the foundation of this world.
We do well to get that straight, because there is no other refuge or fortress, no other power, no other King with the ability to give life, resurrect the body and make all things new. Without that hope, life is a sad lottery of fools on fools' errands in a meaningless universe so large that we scarcely exist.
Remembering that we are only straws in the wind, except for God's grace, is indeed the beginning of wisdom and the only worthwhile perspective that has a guaranteed future as well as strength for each day.
Begin with humility, there is no other road to triumph. nl405.htm
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Brother Grigor-Scott is a non-denominational minister who has ministered full-time since 1981, primarily to other ministers and their congregations overseas. He pastors Bible Believers' tiny congregation, and is available to teach in your church.